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The Internet of Things: Foundation for Smart Cities, eHealth, and Ubiquitous Computing

Ricardo Armentano, Robin Singh Bhadoria, Parag Chatterjee, Ganesh Chandra Deka
October 10, 2017

This book provides a dual perspective on the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing, along with their applications in healthcare and smart cities. It also covers other interdisciplinary aspects of the Internet of Things like big data, embedded Systems and wireless Sensor Networks. Detailed...

Earned Benefit Program Management: Aligning, Realizing, and Sustaining Strategy

Crispin Piney
October 05, 2017

No one can disagree that benefits are good things. Whether you are responsible for projects, programs, or portfolios, you are increasingly expected to think—and act—in an appropriate benefits-driven way. However: Do you understand that what may be appropriate for a project may be inapplicable for...

Introduction to Recursive Programming

Manuel Rubio-Sanchez
October 04, 2017

Recursion is one of the most fundamental concepts in computer science and a key programming technique that allows computations to be carried out repeatedly. Despite the importance of recursion for algorithm design, most programming books do not cover the topic in detail, despite the fact that...

Enterprise Performance Intelligence and Decision Patterns

Vivek Kale
October 02, 2017

"Vivek Kale has written a great book on performance management that focuses on decision-making; on continuous, incremental improvement; and on identifying common patterns in becoming a more intelligent organization." —James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions and author of Real-World...

Iris Biometric Model for Secured Network Access

Franjieh El Khoury
September 30, 2017

In the last few years, biometric techniques have proven their ability to provide secure access to shared resources in various domains. Furthermore, software agents and multi-agent systems (MAS) have shown their efficiency in resolving critical network problems. Iris Biometric Model for Secured...

Machine-to-Machine Communications: Architectures, Technology, Standards, and Applications

Vojislav B. Misic, Jelena Misic
September 30, 2017

With the number of machine-to-machine (M2M)–enabled devices projected to reach 20 to 50 billion by 2020, there is a critical need to understand the demands imposed by such systems. Machine-to-Machine Communications: Architectures, Technology, Standards, and Applications offers rigorous treatment of...

Computation for Humanity: Information Technology to Advance Society

Justyna Zander, Pieter J. Mosterman
September 30, 2017

The exponential progress and accessibility of computing has vastly increased data flows and revolutionized the practice of science, engineering, and communication. Computing plays a critical role in advancing research across almost every scientific discipline. Computation for Humanity: Information...

Data Analytics Applications in Education

Jan Vanthienen, Kristof De Witte
September 27, 2017

The abundance of data and the rise of new quantitative and statistical techniques have created a promising area: data analytics. This combination of a culture of data-driven decision making and techniques to include domain knowledge allows organizations to exploit big data analytics in their...

Understanding the New European Data Protection Rules

Paul Lambert
September 21, 2017

Compared to the US, European data and privacy protection rules seem Draconian. The European rules apply to any enterprise doing business in the EU. The new rules are far more stringent than the last set. This book is a quick guide to the directives for companies, particularly US, that have to...

Big Data Strategies for Agile Business

Bhuvan Unhelkar
September 20, 2017

Agile is a set of values, principles, techniques, and frameworks for the adaptable, incremental, and efficient delivery of work. Big Data is a rapidly growing field that encompasses crucial aspects of data such as its volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. This book outlines a strategic approach...

Big Data Analytics in Cybersecurity

Onur Savas, Julia Deng
September 20, 2017

Big data is presenting challenges to cybersecurity. For an example, the Internet of Things (IoT) will reportedly soon generate a staggering 400 zettabytes (ZB) of data a year. Self-driving cars are predicted to churn out 4000 GB of data per hour of driving. Big data analytics, as an emerging...

Big Data and Analytics Applications in Government: Current Practices and Future Opportunities

Gregory Richards
September 14, 2017

Government organizations are no different than private organizations when it comes to ensuring the delivery of value for money. Managers and politicians alike seek to do the best they can often do with limited budgets as they work in an environment characterized by rapidly changing external...