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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...

Introduction to Middleware: Web Services, Object Components, and Cloud Computing

Letha Hughes Etzkorn
June 05, 2017

"A stereotype of computer science textbooks is that they are dry, boring, and sometimes even intimidating. As a result, they turn students’ interests off from the subject matter instead of enticing them into it. This textbook is the opposite of such a stereotype. The author presents the subject...

Practitioner’s Guide to Business Impact Analysis

Priti Sikdar
June 02, 2017

This book illustrates the importance of business impact analysis, which covers risk assessment, and moves towards better understanding of the business environment, industry specific compliance, legal and regulatory landscape and the need for business continuity. The book provides charts, checklists...

Evolving Innovation Ecosystems: A Guide to Open Idea Transformation in the Age of Future Tech

Carol L. Stimmel
June 01, 2017

While emerging technologies create massive opportunity, especially for investors and companies that seek more adaptable forms of economic growth than currently available, value is held inert by traditional approaches, patents, and other closed systems. Yet, open data, content, and information may...

Usability of Complex Information Systems: Evaluation of User Interaction

Michael Albers, Brian Still
May 31, 2017

Why do enterprise systems have complicated search pages, when Google has a single search box that works better? Why struggle with an expense reimbursement system that is not as easy as home accounting software? Although this seems like comparing apples to oranges, as information and communication...

Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques

Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas
May 31, 2017

Whether you’re already in the cloud, or determining whether or not it makes sense for your organization, Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques provides the technical understanding needed to develop and maintain state-of-the-art cloud computing and software services. From...

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...

Freight Transport and Distribution: Concepts and Optimisation Models

Tolga Bektas
May 25, 2017

This book serves as a primer on freight transportation and logistics, providing a general and broad coverage of concepts, mathematical models and methodologies available for freight transportation planning at strategic, tactical and operational levels. It is aimed at graduate students, and is also...

Classical Fortran: Programming for Engineering and Scientific Applications, Second Edition

Michael Kupferschmid
May 24, 2017

Classical FORTRAN: Programming for Engineering and Scientific Applications, Second Edition teaches how to write programs in the Classical dialect of FORTRAN, the original and still most widely recognized language for numerical computing. This edition retains the conversational style of the original...

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...

Stable Analysis Patterns for Systems

Mohamed Fayad
May 22, 2017

Software analysis patterns play an important role in reducing the overall cost and compressing the time of software project lifecycles. However, building reusable and stable software analysis patterns is still considered a major and delicate challenge. This book proposes a novel concept for...

Managing Web Projects

Edward B. Farkas
May 22, 2017

Getting Web projects done right and delivered on time is all about efficiency. Putting the information you need and tools you can rely on at your ready disposal—Managing Web Projects—is a complete guide for project managers in the Internetworking industry. Whether you are a Web developer or an...

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