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Mobile Cloud Computing: Models, Implementation, and Security

Meikang Qiu, Keke Gai
May 08, 2017

Mobile Cloud Computing: Models, Implementation, and Security provides a comprehensive introduction to mobile cloud computing, including key concepts, models, and relevant applications. The book focuses on novel and advanced algorithms, as well as mobile app development. The book begins with an...

NoSQL: Database for Storage and Retrieval of Data in Cloud

Ganesh Chandra Deka
May 04, 2017

This book discusses the advanced databases for the cloud-based application known as NoSQL. It will explore the recent advancements in NoSQL database technology. Chapters on structured, unstructured and hybrid databases will be included to explore bigdata analytics, bigdata storage and processing....

Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing

Evaggelos Spyrou, Dimitris Iakovidis, Phivos Mylonas
April 06, 2017

Broad in scope, Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing provides a complete reference of techniques, algorithms, and solutions for the design and the implementation of contemporary multimedia systems. Offering a balanced, global look at the latest advances in semantic indexing, retrieval,...

Risk Thinking for Cloud-Based Application Services

Eric Bauer
April 03, 2017

Many enterprises are moving their applications and IT services to the cloud. Better risk management results in fewer operational surprises and failures, greater stakeholder confidence and reduced regulatory concerns; proactive risk management maximizes the likelihood that an enterprise’s objectives...

Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design, Second Edition

Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Robert W. Proctor
March 31, 2017

The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design covers basic human factors issues relating to screen design, input devices, and information organization and processing, as well as addresses newer features which will become prominent in the next generation of Web technologies. These include...

End-to-End Adaptive Congestion Control in TCP/IP Networks

Christos N. Houmkozlis, George A. Rovithakis
March 29, 2017

This book provides an adaptive control theory perspective on designing congestion controls for packet-switching networks. Relevant to a wide range of disciplines and industries, including the music industry, computers, image trading, and virtual groups, the text extensively discusses...

Wireless Multimedia Communication Systems: Design, Analysis, and Implementation

K.R. Rao, Zoran S. Bojkovic, Bojan M. Bakmaz
March 29, 2017

Rapid progress in software, hardware, mobile networks, and the potential of interactive media poses many questions for researchers, manufacturers, and operators of wireless multimedia communication systems. Wireless Multimedia Communication Systems: Design, Analysis, and Implementation strives to...

Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies

Xiaoming Fu, Jar-Der Luo, Margarete Boos
March 21, 2017

The book addresses the issue of interdisciplinary understanding of collaboration on the topic of social network studies. Researchers and practitioners from various disciplines including sociology, computer science, socio-psychology, public health, complex systems, and management science have worked...

The Internet of Things: Enabling Technologies, Platforms, and Use Cases

Pethuru Raj, Anupama C. Raman
March 02, 2017

As more and more devices become interconnected through the Internet of Things (IoT), there is an even greater need for this book,which explains the technology, the internetworking, and applications that are making IoT an everyday reality. The book begins with a discussion of IoT "ecosystems" and...

Advanced Design and Implementation of Virtual Machines

Xiao-Feng Li
December 20, 2016

Along with the increasingly important runtime engines pervasive in our daily-life computing, there is a strong demand from the software community for a solid presentation on the design and implementation of modern virtual machines, including the Java virtual machine, JavaScript engine and Android...

Fundamentals of User-Centered Design: A Practical Approach

Brian Still, Kate Crane
December 17, 2016

There has been some solid work done in the area of User-Centered Design (UCD) over the last few years. What’s been missing is an in-depth, comprehensive textbook that connects UCD to usability and User Experience (UX) principles and practices. This new textbook discusses a theoretical framework in...

Effective Communication During Disasters: Making Use of Technology, Media, and Human Resources

Girish Bobby Kapur, Sarah Bezek, Jonathan Dyal
December 16, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. In today’s world, there are new opportunities for disaster communications through modern technology and social media. Social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can connect friends, family, first responders, and those...

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