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Software Engineering Processes: Principles and Applications

Yingxu Wang, Graham King
April 21, 2000

Software engineering is playing an increasingly significant role in computing and informatics, necessitated by the complexities inherent in large-scale software development. To deal with these difficulties, the conventional life-cycle approaches to software engineering are now giving way to the "...

Microelectronic Design of Fuzzy Logic-Based Systems

Iluminada Baturone, Angel Barriga, Carlos Jimenez-Fernandez, Diego R. Lopez, Santiago Sanchez-Solano
March 30, 2000

Fuzzy logic has virtually exploded over the landscape of emerging technologies, becoming an integral part of myriad applications and a standard tool for engineers. Until recently, most of the attention and applications have centered on fuzzy systems implemented in software. But these systems are...

Financial Services Information Systems

Jessica Keyes
March 24, 2000

The calculus of IT support for the banking, securities, and insurance industries has changed dramatically and rapidly over the past few years. Consolidation and deregulation are creating opportunities and challenges never before seen. Unheard of just a few years ago, e-commerce has given birth to...

System Performance Evaluation: Methodologies and Applications

Erol Gelenbe
March 24, 2000

Throughout successive generations of information technology, the importance of the performance evaluation of software, computer architectures, and computer networks endures. For example, the performance issues of transaction processing systems and redundant arrays of independent disks replace the...

Fuzzy Sets & their Application to Clustering & Training

Beatrice Lazzerini, Lakhmi C. Jain, D. Dumitrescu
March 24, 2000

Fuzzy set theory - and its underlying fuzzy logic - represents one of the most significant scientific and cultural paradigms to emerge in the last half-century. Its theoretical and technological promise is vast, and we are only beginning to experience its potential. Clustering is the first and most...

Dynamic Knowledge Interaction

Toyoaki Nishida
March 23, 2000

Internet, intranets, the Web, chat rooms, E-mail, and E-business. With the advent of this widespread networking, it is clear that the nature of human interactions is changing. As communities develop based on common knowledge, connections through traditional social routes are de-emphasized. Dynamic...

Server Management

Gilbert Held
March 22, 2000

This single-volume desktop reference provides comprehensive information on all server issues - featuring contributions from experts in the field. Engineers for system vendors, systems integrators, major resellers, end-users, and representatives from Hewlett-Packard, Novell, IBM, Compaq, Microsoft,...

Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Mike Paciello
January 10, 2000

Key Benefits Comply with all legal mandates and standards Master HTML enhancements for accessibility Employ the best accessibility tools Make your Web site accessible to everyone! This definitive resource provides Internet and Web administrators and devel...

Math Toolkit for Real-Time Programming

Jack Crenshaw
January 09, 2000

Do big math on small machines Write fast and accurate library functions Master analytical and numerical calculus Perform numerical integration to any order Implement z-transform formulas Need to learn the ins and outs of the fundamental math functions in...

Business Telecom Systems: A Guide to Choosing the Best Technologies and Services

Kerstin Peterson
January 08, 2000

For anyone involved in buying and managing telephone systems, this book brings clarity to the confusing array of products and services (like voicemail, interactive voice response, fax-on-demand, T-1, DSL, etc.). The author explains how each technology works, and what its practical applications are,...

The Unified Process Construction Phase: Best Practices in Implementing the UP

Scott W. Ambler
January 08, 2000

Is the Unified Process the be all and end all standard for developing object-oriented component-based software? This book is the second in a four volume series that presents a critical review of the Unified Process. The authors present a survey of the alt...

Computer Telephony Encyclopedia

Richard Grigonis
January 08, 2000

If you want to grasp the full length and breadth of the rapidly developing computer telephony field, this book is the place to start. Author Richard Grigonis thoroughly explains even the most abstruse ideas in a concise manner that is aimed at all kinds of readers -- students, business executives,...