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Hybrid Intelligent Techniques for Pattern Analysis and Understanding

Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, Anirban Mukherjee, Indrajit Pan, Paramartha Dutta, Arup Kumar Bhaumik
October 26, 2017

Hybrid Intelligent Techniques for Pattern Analysis and Understanding outlines the latest research on the development and application of synergistic approaches to pattern analysis in real-world scenarios. An invaluable resource for lecturers, researchers, and graduates students in computer science...

Big Data Analytics: Tools and Technology for Effective Planning

Arun K. Somani, Ganesh Chandra Deka
October 26, 2017

The proposed book will discuss various aspects of big data Analytics. It will deliberate upon the tools, technology, applications, use cases and research directions in the field. Chapters would be contributed by researchers, scientist and practitioners from various reputed universities and...

Intuition, Trust, and Analytics

Jay Liebowitz, Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Jerzy Gołuchowski
October 26, 2017

In order to make informed decisions, there are three important elements: intuition, trust, and analytics. Intuition is based on experiential learning and recent research has shown that those who rely on their “gut feelings” may do better than those who don’t. Analytics, however, are important in a...

PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide

Brian Williamson
October 26, 2017

The PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide attempts to address all your questions and concerns by providing two of the most sought-after study aids: memory maps and practice questions. The systematic use of memory maps helps aid in the efficient recall of information and can boost confidence...

Oracle Embedded Programming and Application Development

Lakshman Bulusu
October 23, 2017

Focusing on tried and true best practice techniques in cross-technology based Oracle embedded programming, this book provides authoritative guidance for improving your code compilation and execution. Geared towards IT professionals developing Oracle-based Web-enabled applications in PL/SQL, Java, C...

Iris Biometric Model for Secured Network Access

Franjieh El Khoury
October 23, 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...

Computation for Humanity: Information Technology to Advance Society

Justyna Zander, Pieter J. Mosterman
October 23, 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...

Quantifying Software: Global and Industry Perspectives

Capers Jones
October 20, 2017

Software is one of the most important products in human history and is widely used by all industries and all countries. It is also one of the most expensive and labor-intensive products in human history. Software also has very poor quality that has caused many major disasters and wasted many...

Crisis in Higher Education: A Customer-Focused, Resource Management Resolution

Mark A. Vonderembse
October 19, 2017

While many students, parents, educators, and organizations who hire their graduates hold US universities in high regard, the cost of higher education has risen much faster than the rate of inflation. High costs, in turn, have severely limited access to higher education for large portions of the US...

Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing

Richard Fox, Wei Hao
October 19, 2017

Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing provides a comprehensive introduction to networks and the Internet from several perspectives: the underlying media, the protocols, the hardware, the servers, and their uses. The material in the text is divided into concept...

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

Vojislav B. Misic, Jelena Misic
October 18, 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...

Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications

Hassan A. Karimi, Bobak Karimi
October 18, 2017

Data science has recently gained much attention for a number of reasons, and among them is Big Data. Scientists (from almost all disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, among others) and engineers (from all fields including civil, environmental, chemical, mechanical, among...