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Convolutional Neural Networks in Visual Computing: A Concise Guide

Ragav Venkatesan, Baoxin Li
September 07, 2017

This book covers the fundamentals in designing and deploying techniques using deep architectures. It is intended to serve as a beginner's guide to engineers or students who want to have a quick start on learning and/or building deep learning systems. This book provides a good theoretical and...

Touchless Fingerprint Biometrics

Ruggero Donida Labati, Vincenzo Piuri, Fabio Scotti
September 01, 2017

Offering the first comprehensive analysis of touchless fingerprint-recognition technologies, Touchless Fingerprint Biometrics gives an overview of the state of the art and describes relevant industrial applications. It also presents new techniques to efficiently and effectively implement advanced...

The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking

Niklas Hageback
July 28, 2017

The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking, through an in-depth and multidisciplinary review, outlines and defines the underpinnings for modelling human thinking through approximating the mind. Whilst there are plenty of efforts underway trying to mimic the brain, its...

Generic and Energy-Efficient Context-Aware Mobile Sensing

Ozgur Yurur, Chi Harold Liu
July 01, 2017

Elaborating on the concept of context awareness, this book presents up-to-date research and novel framework designs for context-aware mobile sensing. Generic and Energy-Efficient Context-Aware Mobile Sensing proposes novel context-inferring algorithms and generic framework designs that can help...

Conceptual Structures in Practice

Pascal Hitzler, Henrik Scharfe
June 14, 2017

Exploring fundamental research questions, Conceptual Structures in Practice takes you through the basic yet nontrivial task of establishing conceptual relations as the foundation for research in knowledge representation and knowledge mining. It includes contributions from leading researchers in...

Mathematical Aspects of Logic Programming Semantics

Pascal Hitzler, Anthony Seda
June 14, 2017

Covering the authors’ own state-of-the-art research results, Mathematical Aspects of Logic Programming Semantics presents a rigorous, modern account of the mathematical methods and tools required for the semantic analysis of logic programs. It significantly extends the tools and methods from...

Cognitive Systems Engineering: An Integrative Living Laboratory Framework

Michael D. McNeese, Peter Kent Forster
June 07, 2017

This book provides a framework for integrating complex systems that are problem-centric, human-centered, and provides an interdisciplinary, multi-methodological purview of multiple perspectives surrounding the human factors/human actors within living ecosystems. This book will provide useful...

Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World

Jianping Liu, Shaoqiang Chen, Tao Liu
June 06, 2017

Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World first traces the history of mankind's discovery and use of energy. It then reviews contemporary issues such as global warming, environmental deterioration, depletion of carbon energy sources, and energy disputes. Next, it evaluates technical...

Robot Development Using Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio

Shih-Chung Kang, Wei-Tze Chang, Kai-Yuan Gu, Hung-Lin Chi
May 31, 2017

The Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio (MSRDS) and LEGO® robots together offer a flexible platform for creating robotic systems. Designed for novices with basic programming skills, Robot Development Using Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio provides clear instructions on developing and operating...

Nature-Inspired Computing: Physics and Chemistry-Based Algorithms

Nazmul H. Siddique, Hojjat Adeli
May 22, 2017

Nature-Inspired Computing: Physics and Chemistry-Based Algorithms provides a comprehensive introduction to the methodologies and algorithms in nature-inspired computing, with an emphasis on applications to real-life engineering problems. The research interest for Nature-inspired Computing has...

Knowledge Management in Public Health

Jay Liebowitz, Richard A Schieber, Joanne Andreadis
May 22, 2017

Close collaboration across agencies and international borders is mandatory for public health officials. A powerful tool for sharing knowledge, knowledge management (KM) can help public health professionals quickly collaborate and disseminate knowledge for solving public health issues worldwide. The...

Distributed Networks: Intelligence, Security, and Applications

Qurban A. Memon
March 29, 2017

For many civilian, security, and military applications, distributed and networked coordination offers a more promising alternative to centralized command and control in terms of scalability, flexibility, and robustness. It also introduces its own challenges. Distributed Networks: Intelligence,...