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Dieses Buch bietet eine einheitliche und geschlossene Darstellung von Theorie und Modellen, die der Zeitreihenanalyse zugrunde liegen. Das Schwergewicht liegt dabei beim schwach stationären Fall und bei linearen Modellen: Im ersten Teil wird die Theorie allgemeiner multivariater schwach stationärer Prozesse in Zeit-und Frequenzbereich, einschließlich deren Prognose und Filterung hergeleitet. Der zweite Teil beschäftigt sich mit multivariaten AR-, ARMA- und Zustandsraum-Systemen als den wichtigsten Modellklassen für stationäre Prozesse. In diesem Rahmen werden Yule-Walker Gleichungen, die Faktorisierung rationaler Spektren, das Kalman Filter und die Struktur von ARMA-und Zustandsraum-Systemen beschrieben. Ziel des Buches ist es die wesentlichen Konzepte, Ideen, Methoden und Resultate in mathematisch sauberer Form darzustellen und somit eine solide Fundierung für Studenten und Forscher in Feldern wie datengetriebener Modellierung, Prognose und Filterung, wie sie etwa für die Kontrolltheorie, Ökonometrie, Signalverarbeitung und Statistik relevant sind, zu bieten.

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This book discusses advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) as a way to provide safe, clean, and affordable nuclear power options. The advanced SMRs currently under development in the U.S. represent a variety of sizes, technology options and deployment scenarios. These advanced reactors, envisioned to vary in size from a couple megawatts up to hundreds of megawatts can be used for power generation, process heat, desalination, or other industrial uses. In-depth chapters describe how advanced SMRs offer multiple advantages, such as relatively small size, reduced capital investment, location flexibility, and provisions for incremental power additions. SMRs also offer distinct safeguards, security and nonproliferation advantages. The authors present a thorough examination of the technology and defend methods by which the new generation of nuclear power plants known as GEN-IV can safely be used as an efficient source of renewable energy.

  • Provides a unique and innovative approach to the implementation of Small Modular Reactor as part of GEN-IV technology;
  • Discusses how Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) can deliver a viable alternative to Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs);
  • Presents an argument defending the need for nuclear power plant as a source of energy, its efficiency and cost effectiveness, as well as safety related issues.


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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of three International Workshops held as parallel events of the IFIP WG 12.5 International Workshops on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2024, held in Corfu, Greece, during June 27-30, 2024.

The 30 full papers and 4 short papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 69 submissions.

AIAI 2024 Workshop volume presents papers from the following three workshops:

13th event of the International Mining Humanistic Data Workshop (MHDW 2024)

9th 5G-PINE Workshop (5G-PINE 2024)

1st Workshop on AI Applications for Achieving the Green Deal Targets (¿¿4GD 2024).

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This book summarizes the latest findings in critical infrastructure protection and related research areas. Armed conflicts and wars are now closer to Europe than at any time in the last several decades, and the protection of critical infrastructures has gained new prominence. This situation has also revealed the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and the importance of its protection.

The development of technologies, cybertechnologies, and digitalization in all aspects of our daily lives implies new security challenges in critical infrastructure protection and security science and this book addresses the four main dimensions of critical infrastructure protection:

1. Physical protection
2. Cybersecurity
3. Political security
4. Individual security

The issue of physical security has accompanied humanity since its birth. Nowadays, this issue has become even more important due to technological advances, as this is the security area that people physically experience-physical protection, including protection against explosions and ballistic attacks, but also defense of objects and guaranteeing transportation security.

Cyberspace represents the fifth domain of warfare and a central security question in our age. The base of cyberspace defense is high-quality hardware and expert support. With our lives increasingly digital, cybersecurity's core elements include safety awareness and informatics.

Political security, the third dimension, is shaped by diverse political ideologies influencing economies, societies, and other aspects of life. This book explores topics such as migration policies, defense against terrorism, national and international security, and public safety.

The fourth dimension, individual security, spans healthcare, food safety, energy supplies, and economic security. Each chapter of this book emphasizes security, focusing on Central Europe while addressing global concerns. Authored by researchers, experts, and scholars, this book is invaluable for Ph.D. students, professionals, and educators worldwide.

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This book provides engineers and researchers knowledge to help them in system reliability analysis using machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, genetic algorithm, information theory, multi-criteria decision making, and other techniques. It will also be useful to students learning reliability engineering.


The book brings readers up to date with how system reliability relates to the latest techniques of AI, big data, genetic algorithm, information theory, and multi-criteria decision making and points toward future developments in the subject.


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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 29th Argentine Congress of Computer Science on Computer Science - CACIC 2023, held in Luján, Argentina, during October 9-12, 2023.

The 27 full papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 142 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: agents and systems; distributed and parallel processing; technology applied to education; graphic computation, images and visualization; software engineering; databases and data mining; hardware architectures, networks, and operating systems; innovation in software systems; signal processing and real-time systems; innovation in computer science education; computer security; digital governance and smart cities.

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2023, which took place in Nagpur, India, in December 2023. The 87 full papers and 23 short papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 209 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Volume I: Digital technologies (artificial intelligence) adoption; digital platforms and applications; digital technologies in e-governance; metaverse and marketing. Volume II: Emerging technologies adoption; general IT adoption; healthcare IT adoption. Volume III: Industry 4.0; transfer, diffusion and adoption of next-generation digital technologies; diffusion and adoption of information technology.

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This book covers research from modern directions in solid mechanics, in particular, in the fields of mechanics of composite materials, fracture mechanics, strength of materials and structures, thermo-viscoelasticity and plasticity, mechanics of shell structures, contact mechanics, theory of wave propagation, dynamics of mechanical and hydromechanical systems. The book presents some new results in the main research directions in mechanics on which the institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine are focused. In addition to these studies, the results of joint scientific projects of the academic institutions with universities and research institutions of Ukraine are presented. The work is dedicated to the 145th anniversary of Stepan Prokopovich Timoshenko, the world-famous scientist in the field of mechanics, the founder of the Institute of Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, one of the founders of the National Academy of Sciences ofUkraine and academic teacher with world-wide reputation with great influence on engineering education.

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This book presents the proceedings of the 2023 4th International Symposium on Automation, Mechanical and Design Engineering (SAMDE), held in Nanjing, China, on December 8¿10, 2023. It gathers contributions by researchers from several countries on the following topics: digitalized development and use of sustainable products and manufacturing systems, artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, human¿robot collaborative interaction, sensors and autonomous sensor systems, cyber-physical control systems, generative design including topology optimization, advanced simulation and modelling, intelligent automation, smart materials, materials processing and factories, and circular economy, etc. The book offers a source of information and inspiration for researchers seeking to improve their work and gather new ideas for future developments.

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This book offers a timely snapshot of research, technologies and best practices in the broad area of bioengineering and clinical engineering. Contributions report on advances in biomedical signal processing, biosystem models and 3D printing applications, clinical engineering, and neuromuscolar system analysis and rehabilitation engineering. They also cover developments in bioengineering education. Gathering the second volume of the proceedings of the XXIV Argentinian Congress of Bioengineering (SABI 2023), held on October 3¿6, 2023, in Buenos Aires, Argentina - and organised by the Sociedad Argentina de Bioingeniería, this book provides an extensive source of information for both researchers and professionals in biomedical and clinical engineering.

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The fast development of intelligent technologies in the previous years, their boost during the COVID crisis, and their huge acceleration with the proliferation of the Large Language Models has led industry, governance, legislators and regulators to race to achieve production control, striving to define regional and global regulatory frameworks, capable of guaranteeing their safe deployment. In an evolving and uneven regulatory context, balancing fast technological development and the safe and ethical use of these new disruptive technologies, with an expected total economic impact of 4.4 trillion dollars annually, becomes presently the biggest challenge. The present book addresses the fundamental role played by the three milestones- Benchmarking, Standardization, and Certification that are part of the developmental loop of all products in developed economies. The essential role played by these milestones and the importance of defining accurate general and specific metrics is addressed in this book with particular case studies in the domains of Robotics and AI-

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This book is an outcome of the 37th International Conference EnviroInfo 2023, held at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Munich, Germany), organized by the technical committee for Environmental Informatics of the German Informatics Society. It explores the fusion of information and communication technologies with environmental sustainability. As a flagship edition of the EnviroInfo conference series, it showcases the latest advancements in applied informatics and environmental informatics. With a focus on "Towards a Sustainable Digital Society," the conference presents innovative research on topics such as green computing, sustainable software engineering, and digital transformation. The proceedings cover essential subjects for shaping a greener future, including energy-efficient workloads, environmental management systems, legal frameworks, Earth observation, and geographical information systems. It also examines emerging technologies like robotics, AI, and reinforcement learning, highlighting their applications in environmental informatics. From citizen science to disaster risk modeling and sustainable resource management, the book explores the interdisciplinary nature of environmental informatics. It also addresses societal aspects, including its role in developing countries. This resource is essential for researchers, professionals, and policymakers seeking to leverage ICT for addressing environmental challenges and building a sustainable digital society.

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2023, held in Shenyang, China, during August 21¿23, 2023.
The 216 full papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 503 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: Data mining foundations, Grand challenges of data mining, Parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, Mining on data streams, Graph mining and Spatial data mining.
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2023, held in Shenyang, China, during August 21¿23, 2023.
The 216 full papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 503 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: Data mining foundations, Grand challenges of data mining, Parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, Mining on data streams, Graph mining and Spatial data mining.
CHF 86.45

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2023, held in Shenyang, China, during August 21¿23, 2023.
The 216 full papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 503 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: Data mining foundations, Grand challenges of data mining, Parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, Mining on data streams, Graph mining and Spatial data mining.
CHF 116.85

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2023, held in Shenyang, China, during August 21¿23, 2023.
The 216 full papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 503 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: Data mining foundations, Grand challenges of data mining, Parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, Mining on data streams, Graph mining and Spatial data mining.
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This book presents the state of the art in High-Performance Computing on modern supercomputer architectures. It addresses trends in hardware and software development in general. The contributions cover a broad range of topics, from performance evaluations in context with power efficiency to Computational Fluid Dynamics and High-Performance Data Analytics. In addition, they explore new topics like the use of High-Performance Computers in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. All contributions are based on selected papers presented in 2022 at the 33rd Workshop on Sustained Simulation Performance, WSSP33, held at HLRS in Stuttgart, Germany, and WSSP34, held at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

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The book sketches out how the criminological lens could be used in the climate change debate around possible human extinction. It explores the extent to which the human species can be considered deviant in relation to other species of the contemporary biosphere, as humans seem to be the only species on Earth that does not live in natural balance with their environment (anymore). It discusses several unsettling topics in the public debate on climate change, specifically the taboo of how humans may not survive the ongoing climate change. It includes chapters on the Earth¿s history of mass-extinctions, the global state of denial including toward the possibility that the human species could go extinct, and it considers humans' future as a deviant, fatal species outside of Earth, in outer-space, possibly on other planets. It puts forward and enriches the critical criminological tradition by conceptualizing and setting an unsettling tone within criminology and criminological research on the human species and our extinction, by daring criminologists (and victimologists) to ponder and seek empirical answers to controversial imaginations and questions about our possible extinction.

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This book covers problems involving a variety of fractional differential equations, as well as some involving the generalized Hilfer fractional derivative, which unifies the Riemann-Liouville and Caputo fractional derivatives. The authors highlight the existence, uniqueness, and stability results for various classes of fractional differential equations based on the most recent research in the area. The book discusses the classic and novel fixed point theorems related to the measure of noncompactness in Banach spaces and explains how to utilize them as tools. The authors build each chapter upon the previous one, helping readers to develop their understanding of the topic. The book includes illustrated results, analysis, and suggestions for further study.

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This five-volume set, LNCS 14004 - 14008 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 42nd Annual International Conference on Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Eurocrypt 2023, which was held in Lyon, France, in April 2023. The total of 109 full papers presented were carefully selected from 415 submissions. They are organized in topical sections as follows: Theoretical Foundations; Public Key Primitives with Advanced Functionalities; Classic Public Key Cryptography; Secure and Efficient Implementation, Cryptographic Engineering, and Real-World Cryptography; Symmetric Cryptology; and finally Multi-Party Computation and Zero-Knowledge.

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This five-volume set, LNCS 14004 - 14008 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 42nd Annual International Conference on Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Eurocrypt 2023, which was held in Lyon, France, in April 2023. The total of 109 full papers presented were carefully selected from 415 submissions. They are organized in topical sections as follows: Theoretical Foundations; Public Key Primitives with Advanced Functionalities; Classic Public Key Cryptography; Secure and Efficient Implementation, Cryptographic Engineering, and Real-World Cryptography; Symmetric Cryptology; and finally Multi-Party Computation and Zero-Knowledge.

CHF 138.70

This five-volume set, LNCS 14004 - 14008 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 42nd Annual International Conference on Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Eurocrypt 2023, which was held in Lyon, France, in April 2023. The total of 109 full papers presented were carefully selected from 415 submissions. They are organized in topical sections as follows: Theoretical Foundations; Public Key Primitives with Advanced Functionalities; Classic Public Key Cryptography; Secure and Efficient Implementation, Cryptographic Engineering, and Real-World Cryptography; Symmetric Cryptology; and finally Multi-Party Computation and Zero-Knowledge.

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This book constitutes revised selected and extended papers presented at track 4 of the Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, FedCSIS 2022, which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, during September 4¿7, 2022.The FedCSIS Information Systems and Technologies Track included AIST 2022, ISM 2022, DSH 2022, and KAM 2022. AIST 2022 received 11 submissions, from which 2 full papers and 1 short paper have been accepted; for ISM 2022 2 full and 3 short papers have been accepted from 15 submissions; and for DSH 2022 2 full and 1 short papers have been accepted from 11 submissions. From the 17 submissions to KAM 2022, no paper passed the extended reviews, so the overall acceptance rate was 20% for full and 18% for short papers.

The papers were organized in topical sections named: Approaches to improving business; approaches to improving society; and methods for improving business and society.
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This open access book examines the depiction of Korean history in recent South Korean historical films. Released over the Hallyu (¿Korean Wave¿) period starting in the mid-1990s, these films have reflected, shaped, and extended the thriving public discourse over national history. In these works, the balance between fate and freedom¿the negotiation between societal constraints and individual will, as well as cyclical and linear history¿functions as a central theme, subtext, or plot device for illuminating a rich variety of historical events, figures, and issues. In sum, these highly accomplished films set in Koreäs past address universal concerns about the relationship between structure and agency, whether in collective identity or in individual lives. Written in an engaging and accessible style by an established historian, Fate and Freedom in Korean Historical Films offers a distinctive perspective on understanding and appreciating Korean history and culture.

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This book explores fractional differential equations with a fixed point approach. The authors highlight the existence, uniqueness, and stability results for various classes of fractional differential equations. All of the problems in the book also deal with some form of of the well-known Hilfer fractional derivative, which unifies the Riemann-Liouville and Caputo fractional derivatives. Classical and new fixed point theorems, associated with the measure of noncompactness in Banach spaces as well as several generalizations of the Gronwall's lemma, are employed as tools. The book is based on many years of research in this area, and provides suggestions for further study as well. The authors have included illustrations in order to support the readers¿ understanding of the concepts presented. Includes illustrations in order to support readers understanding of the presented concepts · Approaches the topic of fractional differential equations while employing fixed point theorems as tools · Presents novel results, which build upon previous literature and many years of research by the authors

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This book explores fractional differential equations with a fixed point approach. The authors highlight the existence, uniqueness, and stability results for various classes of fractional differential equations. All of the problems in the book also deal with some form of of the well-known Hilfer fractional derivative, which unifies the Riemann-Liouville and Caputo fractional derivatives. Classical and new fixed point theorems, associated with the measure of noncompactness in Banach spaces as well as several generalizations of the Gronwall's lemma, are employed as tools. The book is based on many years of research in this area, and provides suggestions for further study as well. The authors have included illustrations in order to support the readers¿ understanding of the concepts presented. Includes illustrations in order to support readers understanding of the presented concepts · Approaches the topic of fractional differential equations while employing fixed point theorems as tools · Presents novel results, which build upon previous literature and many years of research by the authors

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics on Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, BSB 2022, which took place in Buzios, Brazil, in September 2022.
The 10 full papers and 7 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions. The papers focus on bioinformatics, computational biology, Biological Databases, Biological Networks, Cheminformatics, Evolutionary Genomics, Computational Proteomics, Systems Biology, Drug Design, Genomics, Machine Learning applications in Bioinformatics, Metagenomics, Molecular Docking and Modeling, Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics, Protein Structure and Modeling, Proteomics, Transcriptomics, Single-Cell Analysis, Workflows in Bioinformatics.
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This book is a collection of papers presented during the 8th World Conference on Soft Computing in February 2022. The papers cover multiple areas important for soft computing. Some papers are dedicated to fundamental aspects of soft computing, i.e., fuzzy mathematics, type-2 fuzzy sets, evolutionary-based optimization, aggregation, and neural networks. Others emphasize the application of soft computing methods to data analysis, image processing, decision-making, classification, series prediction, economics, control, and modeling.

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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 18th EAI International Conference on Tools for Design, Implementation and Verification of Emerging Information Technologies, TridentCom 2023, which was held in Nanjing, China, during November 11-13, 2023.

The 9 full papers were selected from 30 submissions and deal the emerging technologies of big data, cyber-physical systems and computer communications. The papers are grouped in thematical sessions on blockchain and its applications; emerging applications; AI and its security.
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This book examines contemporary migratory movements, starting from the European zone, but with an extension to other territorial contexts as well, with research orientation that focuses on the account of the migratory experiences collected in the research activity of the different authors, according to a multidisciplinary dimension. Starting from these key topics, the authors articulated and further developed its reflections through its own experiences at the national and international level, taking root within the current scientific debate on migration. The interdisciplinary approach and the different and innovative ways of analysing in depth the thematic contents of the migration phenomenon have made it possible to identify some key research questions. The relative answers find space in the articulated and complex system of contributions that is developed within this book and in particular in the three thematic parts into which it is divided. The first one deals with the theme of migration confronted with issues related to the 'right to the city' and the 'right to housing'; the second one deals with issues related to human rights; finally, the third one focuses on the different narratives of migrants' life experiences and aspects related to the linguistic representation of the urban space.

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This book presents the latest scientific and technical advances in the fields of Smart Cities and Smart Territories. It shows outcomes of 2nd Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories International Conference in Manizales (Colombia) on June 21¿23, 2023. The concept of smart cities, which emerged in the early 2000s, attempts to solve these challenges by implementing information and communication technologies. The initial concept of smart cities focused on the modernization of megacities.


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This book offers an alternative for encrypting and decrypting messages using objects called integer and fractional-order estimators or observers, by means of security codes. The authors first establish the class of observers capable of carrying out this work. Then, the type of observers to treat either the integer or fractional order type and their main characteristics is mentioned. The book also presents an essential property of some systems such as Liouville, which is vital for the encryption and decryption of messages in integer and fractional order nonlinear systems by using the synchronization property of chaotic systems. Finally, it addresses some logistic maps such as Mandelbrot sets including Julia and fractal sets, taking advantage of their characteristics to encrypt or recover messages.

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This book assumes an ¿everyday life¿ perspective towards masking in public spaces in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. Facemasks are perhaps one of the most tangible ways in which the changes wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic were made visible. In the space of a few months in 2020, masking in the UK went from being almost non-existent in public to becoming widespread, both before and after the UK government mandated masking in most enclosed public spaces in July 2020. In this context, the speed and scale of the introduction of masking in public settings offers sociologists a rare chance to document the (contested) emergence of a new social practice. The authors argue that the nature of masking during the pandemic means that masking practices need to be understood through the entwinement of material, interactional, and moral dimensions. By developing a relational perspective to explore the relationship between the materiality and moral significance of masking, and how this translated into the development of masking practices in public spaces, the authors argue further that the specific context of masking during the pandemic provides sociologists with a unique lens to think through the nature of material, interactional, and moral practices in general.

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This volume explores the family formation and life course of Polish people in Ireland, who make up the largest immigrant group in Ireland. Chapters address key dimensions of the life course in three parts focusing on childhood and youth, adulthood and parenting, and mid-life and futures. Contributions investigate the experiences of children and youth attending school and understanding their identities, the changing nature of families and family support, how families might engage with welfare institutions, and more. Through the life course approach, the book moves beyond the paradigm of studying the Polish population as economic migrants and instead analyzes and illustrates the lives of Polish families living in Ireland since EU enlargement.

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics on Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, BSB 2023, which took place in Curitiba, Brazil, in June 2023.

The 11 full papers and 3 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. The papers focus on bioinformatics, computational biology, Biological Databases, Biological Networks, Cheminformatics, Evolutionary Genomics, Computational Proteomics, Systems Biology, Drug Design, Genomics, Machine Learning applications in Bioinformatics, Metagenomics, Molecular Docking and Modeling, Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics, Protein Structure and Modeling, Proteomics, Transcriptomics, Single-Cell Analysis, Workflows in Bioinformatics.

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This book offers a timely snapshot of innovative research and developments at the interface between design, manufacturing, materials, mechanical and process engineering, and quality assurance. It covers various manufacturing processes, such as grinding, milling, broaching, and gear machining, including additive manufacturing, vibrational-centrifugal strengthening, laser-ultrasonic surface hardening, and antifriction coatings. It focuses on computer and numerical simulation, mathematical and integrated process modeling, parametric synthesis, virtual prototyping, automatic control, design of manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronics systems. It describes innovative cutting and abrasive processes and combined technologies. It also covers the formation, strengthening, and thermomechanical rolling. It also investigates the temperature field behavior, thermal stability, wear resistance, and other processes of various materials. Gathering the best papers presented at the 5th GrabchenkösInternational Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Processes (InterPartner-2023), held on September 5¿8, 2023, in Odessa, Ukraine, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date examination of design, manufacturing, mechanical, materials, and process engineering, as well as quality assurance trends and technologies. Yet, it also aims at fostering international and interdisciplinary communication and collaborations, offering a bridge between the academic and industrial sector.

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This book is about how to make the method of morphological regionalization, proposed in the early 1960s, more useful and practicable for planning, urban design and architecture. This book is about cities; more precisely, about how cities can be characterized based on the main elements of urban form. It provides a systematic way of description and explanation of the historico-geographical structure of the urban landscape. It offers a step-by-step methodology for the identification of morphological regions as a key tool for planning practice and townscape management.

The book is divided in seven parts. The first part is the introduction, motivation, research goal and objectives, and the structure of the book. The second part of the book offers an overview of urban morphology, urban morphological approaches, the concept of morphological region and its past applications worldwide. The third part is the methodological procedures for the implementation of this morphologicalapproach to cities. The fourth and fifth parts are the implementation of this methodology into two case studies, Istanbul and Antequera. The sixth part offers a discussion of results. And, finally, the seventh part is constituted by a set of conclusions.
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This book introduces a novel perspective on machine learning, offering distinct advantages over neural network-based techniques. This approach boasts a reduced hardware requirement, lower power consumption, and enhanced interpretability. The applications of this approach encompass high-speed classifications, including packet classification, network intrusion detection, and exotic particle detection in high-energy physics. Moreover, it finds utility in medical diagnosis scenarios characterized by small training sets and imbalanced data. The resulting rule generated by this method can be implemented either in software or hardware. In the case of hardware implementation, circuit design can employ look-up tables (memory), rather than threshold gates.
The methodology described in this book involves extracting a set of rules from a training set, composed of categorical variable vectors and their corresponding classes. Unnecessary variables are eliminated, and the rules are simplified before being transformed into a sum-of-products (SOP) form. The resulting SOP exhibits the ability to generalize and predict outputs for new inputs. The effectiveness of this approach is demonstrated through numerous examples and experimental results using the University of California-Irvine (UCI) dataset.
This book is primarily intended for graduate students and researchers in the fields of logic synthesis, machine learning, and data mining. It assumes a foundational understanding of logic synthesis, while familiarity with linear algebra and statistics would be beneficial for readers.
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This two-volume set, CCIS 2068 and 2069, constitutes selected papers presented during the Second Pan-African Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PanAfriCon AI 2023, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in October 2023. The set goal of the conference is to exchange the best practices of joint Pan-African efforts to provide solutions for Africäs key 21st century challenges in the social, economic and ecologic domains. The 29 papers were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 134 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Medical AI; Natural Language Processing, Text and Speech Processing; AI in Finance and Cyber Security; Autonomous Vehicles; AI Ethics and Life Sciences.

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The two-volume proceedings set CCIS 2121 and 2122 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Development, ICICSD 2023, which took place in Hyderabad, India, during August 25¿26, 2023. The 46 papers included in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 138 submissions. They focus on digital healthcare, renewable energy, smart cities, digital farming, and autonomous systems.

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This is a book about computation, something which is ubiquitous in the modern world. More precisely, it examines computability theory and computational complexity theory. Computability theory is the part of mathematics and computer science which seeks to clarify what we mean by computation or algorithm. When is there a computational solution possible to some question? How can we show that none is possible? How computationally hard is the question we are concerned with? Arguably, this area lead to the development of digital computers. (Computational) complexity theory is an intellectual heir of computability theory. Complexity theory is concerned with understanding what resources are needed for computation, where typically we would measure the resources in terms of time and space. Can we perform some task in a feasible number of steps? Can we perform some algorithm with only a limited memory? Does randomness help? Are there standard approaches to overcoming computational difficulty?

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This book organizes and explains, in a systematic and pedagogically effective manner, recent advances in path integral solution techniques with applications in stochastic engineering dynamics. It fills a gap in the literature by introducing to the engineering mechanics community, for the first time in the form of a book, the Wiener path integral as a potent uncertainty quantification tool. Since the path integral flourished within the realm of quantum mechanics and theoretical physics applications, most books on the topic have focused on the complex-valued Feynman integral with only few exceptions, which present path integrals from a stochastic processes perspective. Remarkably, there are only few papers, and no books, dedicated to path integral as a solution technique in stochastic engineering dynamics. Summarizing recently developed techniques, this volume is ideal for engineering analysts interested in further establishing path integrals as an alternative potent conceptual and computational vehicle in stochastic engineering dynamics.

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This book provides a comprehensive guide to Matlab, which stands as the cornerstone of modern education and is the main computer language driving development in science and engineering. The author introduces readers to the rich world of Matlab, taking them on a journey from the fundamentals to advanced topics, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient Matlab developer or scientist. The book provides a treasure trove of practical examples, meticulously crafted to deepen the reader understanding of Matlab. This comprehensive exploration is designed to cater to novice learners as well as mature developers and scientists, equipping them with the requisite knowledge and competencies to harness the Matlab full potential in their respective projects. From the basics of variable naming and program structure to complex matrix operations, recursion, and object-oriented programming, this book covers it all. This book is part of a series of worksdesigned to present both the examples and their explanations in various computer languages, as close to a mirror version as possible.

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This book contains subjects by authors with a fresh, exciting and extensive focus within the medical humanities, offering the reader chapters which include the history of medical illustration, Graphic Medicine as a vehicle for the expression of humanistic dimensions of healthcare, equitable and ethical medical illustrations, as well as novel, art-based approaches in anatomical education. Authors consider the role of visual narratives in medical and scientific illustration, the unique affordances of the comics medium, the history of comics as a form of medical and scientific visualization, and the role of comics as didactic tools and as vehicles for the expression of the humanistic dimensions of healthcare. A chapter considers ethical and equitable implications in global healthcare practice, and highlights the work currently being undertaken to address inappropriate and problematic depictions of people in global health visualizations. This will inform the reader of emergingand current thinking about visual communication and the use of images in the public domain, as well as in the healthcare and education sectors. Novel approaches in anatomical education include the benefits of three-dimensional anatomy models made of felt, visual analogies as a method to enhance students¿ learning of histology, the use of the hands for learning anatomy, and visualizing anatomy through art, archaeology and medicine. This book will appeal to readers who have an interest in the medical humanities, Graphic Medicine, and ethical medical and anatomical illustrations. These include academic and non-academic readers, medical students, medical educators, clinicians, health-care workers, as well as policy makers.

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2023, which took place in Nagpur, India, in December 2023. The 87 full papers and 23 short papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 209 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Volume I: Digital technologies (artificial intelligence) adoption; digital platforms and applications; digital technologies in e-governance; metaverse and marketing. Volume II: Emerging technologies adoption; general IT adoption; healthcare IT adoption. Volume III: Industry 4.0; transfer, diffusion and adoption of next-generation digital technologies; diffusion and adoption of information technology.

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This open access book presents a catalogue of over one thousand indicators which can be used by cities' public administrators to monitor and evaluate social innovation action plans to support people-centred, collaborative or co-designed solutions to lower carbon emissions. Indicators are clustered according to a framework of social innovation solutions for climate neutrality at city level, developed by merging top-down academic knowledge with bottom-up pragmatic case studies. There is currently limited guidance on how to embed social innovations in their cities¿ action plans with the aim of reaching climate neutrality, and on how to assess the progress and impacts of such people-centred projects in cities. The book addresses this gap and is thus relevant for scholars in the field of policy-making and design, as well as cities¿ transition teams, policymakers and consultants. Based on the work developed within the EU-funded project NetZeroCities, intervention logics are provided for each of the ten categories of action, with related indicators clustered by category and evaluation criteria (effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, replicability, and scalability). Guidelines to implement the framework support city administrators in defining steps they need to follow to apply the indicators to their local case, making social innovation a crucial lever for accelerating systemic transformation.

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This book is a complete reference to the use of shear thickening fluid (STF) in protective applications. It discusses the adaptive behavior of STF in various systems and how it is used effectively in a wide range of protective applications from low-velocity to high-velocity conditions. Covered applications include STF-based energy absorbing systems, anti-impact structures, deceleration devices, shock attenuation composites, and body armor applications. Shear Thickening Fluid in Protective Applications will be a valuable reference for practicing engineers, researchers, and scientists working in advanced materials, protective applications, and smart structures.
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This book is about how to make the method of morphological regionalization, proposed in the early 1960s, more useful and practicable for planning, urban design and architecture. This book is about cities; more precisely, about how cities can be characterized based on the main elements of urban form. It provides a systematic way of description and explanation of the historico-geographical structure of the urban landscape. It offers a step-by-step methodology for the identification of morphological regions as a key tool for planning practice and townscape management. 

The book is divided in seven parts. The first part is the introduction, motivation, research goal and objectives, and the structure of the book. The second part of the book offers an overview of urban morphology, urban morphological approaches, the concept of morphological region and its past applications worldwide. The third part is the methodological procedures for the implementation of this morphological approachto cities. The fourth and fifth parts are the implementation of this methodology into two case studies, Istanbul and Antequera. The sixth part offers a discussion of results. And, finally, the seventh part is constituted by a set of conclusions.

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) theory, its applications, and advanced techniques to improve the quality and speed of NMR data acquisition. In this book, the author expands his outstanding Ph.D. thesis and provides a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, and students in the field of NMR spectroscopy. The book covers quantum mechanics basics, and topics like density operators, pulse sequences, 1D pulse acquisition, INEPT (Insensitive nuclei enhancement by polarization transfer), product operators, and 2D NMR principles. It also explores innovative experiments like States HSQC (Heteronuclear Single Quantum Coherence) and echo-antiecho HSQC with gradients. In the subsequent chapters, the author discusses Pure Shift NMR, including PSYCHE (Pure Shift Yielded by Chirp Excitation) and its optimizations, such as waveform parameterization and time-reversal methods. The 'Discrete PSYCHE' approach and Ultrafast PSYCHE-iDOSY (Diffusion-ordered spectroscopy) are also highlighted. This book presents the POISE (Parameter Optimisation by Iterative Spectral Evaluation) software for real-time NMR experiment optimization, including pulse width calibration and Ernst angle optimization, and demonstrates applications across various NMR experiments. Lastly, the book examines accelerated 2D NMR data collection and the NOAH (NMR by Ordered Acquisition using 1H detection) supersequences, emphasizing automated pulse program creation using GENESIS (GENEration of Supersequences In Silico). Covered NMR experiments include 13C sensitivity-enhanced HSQC, 15N HMQC (Heteronuclear Multiple Quantum Coherence), dual HSQC, HSQC-TOCSY (Total Correlation Spectroscopy), HMBC (Heteronuclear Multiple Bond Correlation), and ADEQUATE (Adequate Sensitivity Double-Quantum Spectroscopy).

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are considered particularly vulnerable to crisis situations due to their limited assets and resources as well as their great dependency on local customers. Holistic risk management is critical to the development of resilience in organizations. This book explores this situation by addressing risk management for SMEs holistically with a focus on continuous learning and the development of dynamic capabilities to increase resilience. It provides a broad overview of crisis/risk situations and their possible treatment in theory and practice discussed from different resilience perspectives. Featuring contributions from carefully selected experts, this book explores different types of small businesses and sectors to map the diversity and complexity of small business resilience practices. It not only helps SMEs facilitate rapid recovery from crises, but it also helps managers and professionals look to the future of their business with success by providing them with unique comparative research.

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This book is open access book. The collaborative Pilot Project, titled ¿Comparison of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) Processes in Bentonite Barrier Systems¿, aims to investigate the fundamentals, conduct laboratory and field experiments, and develop numerical models for barrier systems that ensure the safe isolation of radioactive waste in deep geological repositories. This book compares methodologies and technologies used in experimental laboratory and field research, as well as systems analysis, in a collaborative work of German and Chinese scientists. Both parties have access to exceptional experimental and modelling research capabilities. The Beishan underground research laboratory (URL) is currently under construction in Gansu, China. It will serve as an international collaboration platform for URL research in the future. International cooperation is essential for excellent research and development due to the high cost of scientific programmes and technical operation of URLs, making it a precondition for providing secure solutions. This is important not only for deep geological repositories for radioactive waste disposal but also for other geoenergy applications, such as energy storage and geothermal energy utilization.

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This book provides a comprehensive guide to JavaScript, which stands as the cornerstone of modern programming and is the main computer language driving the Internet. The author introduces readers to the rich world of JavaScript, taking them on a journey from the fundamentals to advanced topics, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient science and engineering oriented JavaScript developer. The book provides a treasure trove of practical examples, meticulously crafted to deepen the reader understanding of JavaScript. This comprehensive exploration is designed to cater to novice learners as well as mature developers and scientists, equipping them with the requisite knowledge and competencies to harness the JavaScript full potential in their respective projects. This book is part of a series of works designed to present both the examples and their explanations in various computer languages, as close to a mirror version as possible.

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This book continues a series of Springer publications devoted to the emerging field of Integrated Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with Visual Knowledge Discovery and Visual Analytics that combine advances in both fields. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning face long-standing challenges of explainability and interpretability that underpin trust.  Such attributes are fundamental to both decision-making and knowledge discovery.  Models are approximations and, at best, interpretations of reality that are transposed to algorithmic form.   A visual explanation paradigm is critically important to address such challenges, as current studies demonstrate in salience analysis in deep learning for images and texts.  Visualization means are generally effective for discovering and explaining high-dimensional patterns in all high-dimensional data, while preserving data properties and relations in visualizations is challenging.  Recent developments, such as in General Line Coordinates, open new opportunities to address such challenges.

This book contains extended papers presented in 2021 and 2022 at the International Conference on Information Visualization (IV) on AI and Visual Analytics, with 18 chapters from international collaborators.  The book builds on the previous volume, published in 2022 in the Studies in Computational Intelligence. The current book focuses on the following themes: knowledge discovery with lossless visualizations, AI/ML through visual knowledge discovery with visual analytics case studies application, and visual knowledge discovery in text mining and natural language processing.

The intended audience for this collection includes but is not limited to developers of emerging AI/machine learning and visualization applications, scientists, practitioners, and research students.  It has multiple examples of the current integration of AI/machine learning and visualization for visual knowledge discovery, visual analytics, and text and natural language processing.  The book provides case examples for future directions in this domain.  New researchers find inspiration to join the profession of the field of AI/machine learning through a visualization lens. 

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This book gathers the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advancements of Medicine and Health Care through Technology, MEDITECH 2022, held virtually on 20¿22 October 2022, from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It reports on both theoretical and practical developments in biomedical imaging and image processing, health technology, technologies for education, and biomedical signal processing and medical devices, measurements and instrumentation. Both the conference and the realization of this book were supported by the Romanian National Society for Medical Engineering and Biological Technology (SNIMTB).
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This book investigates policies for the promotion of housing affordability in the rental sector of attractive cities in Europe. Affordability links the housing situation to the economic situation of households, referring to conditions of access to housing and to the role of housing in determining poverty or wealth. The book examines the current affordability crisis and frames it in the ongoing process of urban restructuring and devolution of welfare. From the perspective of the Foundational Economy, the book calls for a proactive and effective role of public administrations in making the rental sector an affordable and stable alternative to housing financialization and commodification. By intertwining theory construction and real-world data collected through case studies in Milan and Vienna, the book provides an original framework for the analysis of public policies that promote rental affordability in a multi-level setting. Through the analysis, it highlights critical nodes of thedifferent (housing, urban, and social) policy domains at stake in the promotion of rental affordability in attractive cities. The book proposes a shift from the currently dominant supply-side argument to an integrated, intersectoral and multi-scalar policy system for making cities more affordable.

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This book gathers the peer-reviewed papers presented at the 17th International Conference on Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete (ICAAR), held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 19-24, 2024. It highlights the latest advances and innovations in the field of internal swelling reactions, particularly alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR), and combined mechanisms such as delayed ettringite formation (DEF). The conference topics encompass understanding the reaction mechanisms and the affecting factors; testing methods and preventative measures; diagnosis, evaluation, and prognosis; monitoring and NDT; structural effects and modeling at all scales; repair and remedial measures; and combined mechanisms (e.g., DEF). The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, present a wealth of exciting ideas that will open novel research directions and foster new multidisciplinary collaborations.

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This book illustrates how to achieve effective dimension reduction and data clustering. The authors explain how to accomplish this by utilizing the advanced dynamic graph learning technique in the era of big data. The book begins by providing background on dynamic graph learning. The authors discuss why it has attracted considerable research attention in recent years and has become well recognized as an advanced technique. After covering the key topics related to dynamic graph learning, the book discusses the recent advancements in the area. The authors then explain how these techniques can be practically applied for several purposes, including feature selection, feature projection, and data clustering.

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In today's dynamic and competitive business environment, industries face numerous challenges related to process optimization, energy consumption, and technological advancements. Efficient management of industrial processes is crucial for maximizing productivity, reducing waste, and ensuring sustainable growth. Similarly, energy consumption and maintenance play a pivotal role in achieving cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability. Moreover, advancements in technology and engineering have the potential to revolutionize industrial operations and enhance overall performance. This research book provides an analysis of various topics encompassing industrial processes, energy consumption, and technology in engineering management. The book encompasses three main categories. The first category is related to industrial processes, which investigate methodologies and techniques to identify and eliminate waste. The second category is discussing energy consumption and maintenance strategies in industrial and building environments. This section aims to optimize energy usage, reduce costs, and promote sustainable practices. Lastly, the third category in technology and engineering explores advancements in technology and engineering and their applications in industrial settings. This section investigates innovative solutions and techniques to enhance productivity, optimize processes, and improve overall performance. The research book aims to become a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers interested in smart technologies and sustainable living.

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