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Actionable Intelligence in Healthcare

Jay Liebowitz, Amanda Dawson
April 25, 2017

This book shows healthcare professionals how to turn data points into meaningful knowledge upon which they can take effective action. Actionable intelligence can take many forms, from informing health policymakers on effective strategies for the population to providing direct and predictive insights...

Software Adaptation in an Open Environment: A Software Architecture Perspective

Yu Zhou, Taolue Chen
April 17, 2017

The book is about a very active research field in software engineering. In modern society, the fact of the world's high reliance on software requires the system's robustness, i.e., continual availability and satisfactory service quality. This requirement gives rise to the popularity of the research...

Planning by Design (PxD)-Based Systematic Methodologies

Hakan Butuner
April 13, 2017

The book shows how to use Planning by Design (PxD) for developing working models to any type of subject area. Section 1 describes the nature of planning in general, the formula of planning, the features that make it systematic, the essence of PxD, and developing and using the working model. Section...

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,...

Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Chwan-Hwa (John) Wu, J. David Irwin
April 06, 2017

If a network is not secure, how valuable is it? Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity takes an integrated approach to networking and cybersecurity, highlighting the interconnections so that you quickly understand the complex design issues in modern networks. This full-color book uses...

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...

Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach

Chaowei Yang, Qunying Huang
March 31, 2017

An exploration of the benefits of cloud computing in geoscience research and applications as well as future research directions, Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach discusses the essential elements of cloud computing and their advantages for geoscience. Using practical examples, it...

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...

R for Programmers: Advanced Techniques

Dan Zhang
March 30, 2017

This book discusses advanced topics such as R core programing, object oriented R programing, parallel computing with R, and spatial data types. The author leads readers to merge mature and effective methdologies in traditional programing to R programing. It shows how to...

Embedded Systems Circuits and Programming

Julio Sanchez, Maria P. Canton
March 29, 2017

During the development of an engineered product, developers often need to create an embedded system—a prototype—that demonstrates the operation/function of the device and proves its viability. Offering practical tools for the development and prototyping phases, Embedded Systems Circuits and...

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...