Computers and Games

Author: H. Jaap van den Herik
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319091654
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computers and Games, CG 2013, held in Yokohama, Japan, in August 2013, in conjunction with the 17th Computer and Games Tournament and the 20th World Computer-Chess Championship. The 21 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. They cover a wide range of topics which are grouped into five classes: Monte Carlo Tree Search and its enhancements; solving and searching; analysis of game characteristic; new approaches; and serious games.

Handbook of Applied Cryptography

Author: Alfred J. Menezes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439821917
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications. Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data communications. Public-key cryptographic techniques are now in widespread use, especially in the financial services industry, in the public sector, and by individuals for their personal privacy, such as in electronic mail. This Handbook will serve as a valuable reference for the novice as well as for the expert who needs a wider scope of coverage within the area of cryptography. It is a necessary and timely guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography. The Handbook of Applied Cryptography provides a treatment that is multifunctional: It serves as an introduction to the more practical aspects of both conventional and public-key cryptography It is a valuable source of the latest techniques and algorithms for the serious practitioner It provides an integrated treatment of the field, while still presenting each major topic as a self-contained unit It provides a mathematical treatment to accompany practical discussions It contains enough abstraction to be a valuable reference for theoreticians while containing enough detail to actually allow implementation of the algorithms discussed Now in its third printing, this is the definitive cryptography reference that the novice as well as experienced developers, designers, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians alike will use.

Computers and Games

Author: H. Jaap van den Herik
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642179282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computers and Games, CG 2010, held in Kanazawa, Japan, in September 2010. The 24 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. They cover a wide range of topics such as monte-carlo tree search, proof-number search, UCT algorithm, scalability, parallelization, opening books, knowledge abstraction, solving games, consultation of players, multi-player games, extraversion, and combinatorial game theory. In addition a wide range of computer games is dealt with, such as Chinese Checkers, Chinese Chess, Connect6, Go, Havannah, Lines of Action, Pckomino, Shogi, Surakarta, and Yahtzee.

Computers and Intractability

Author: Michael R. Garey
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
ISBN:
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"Shows how to recognize NP-complete problems and offers proactical suggestions for dealing with them effectively. The book covers the basic theory of NP-completeness, provides an overview of alternative directions for further research, and contains and extensive list of NP-complete and NP-hard problems, with more than 300 main entries and several times as many results in total. [This book] is suitable as a supplement to courses in algorithm design, computational complexity, operations research, or combinatorial mathematics, and as a text for seminars on approximation algorithms or computational complexity. It provides not only a valuable source of information for students but also an essential reference work for professionals in computer science"--Back cover.

Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems

Author: John Henry Holland
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262581110
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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List of figures. Preface to the 1992 edition. Preface. The general setting. A formal framework. lustrations. Schemata. The optimal allocation of trials. Reproductive plans and genetic operators. The robustness of genetic plans. Adaptation of codings and representations. An overview. Interim and prospectus. Glossary of important symbols.

Computers and Games

Author: Aske Plaat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319509357
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computers and Games, CG 2016, held in Leiden, The Netherlands,in conjunction with the 19th Computer Olympiad and the 22nd World Computer-Chess Championship. The 20 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected of 30 submitted papers. The 20 papers cover a wide range of computer games and many different research topics in four main classes which determined the order of publication: Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) and its enhancements (seven papers), concrete games (seven papers), theoretical aspects and complexity (five papers) and cognition model (one paper). The paper Using Partial Tablebases in Breakthrough by Andrew Isaac and Richard Lorentz received the Best Paper Award.

Computational Geometry

Author: Franco P. Preparata
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461210984
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the reviews: "This book offers a coherent treatment, at the graduate textbook level, of the field that has come to be known in the last decade or so as computational geometry. ... ... The book is well organized and lucidly written; a timely contribution by two founders of the field. It clearly demonstrates that computational geometry in the plane is now a fairly well-understood branch of computer science and mathematics. It also points the way to the solution of the more challenging problems in dimensions higher than two." #Mathematical Reviews#1 "... This remarkable book is a comprehensive and systematic study on research results obtained especially in the last ten years. The very clear presentation concentrates on basic ideas, fundamental combinatorial structures, and crucial algorithmic techniques. The plenty of results is clever organized following these guidelines and within the framework of some detailed case studies. A large number of figures and examples also aid the understanding of the material. Therefore, it can be highly recommended as an early graduate text but it should prove also to be essential to researchers and professionals in applied fields of computer-aided design, computer graphics, and robotics." #Biometrical Journal#2

Intelligent Software Methodologies Tools and Techniques

Author: Hamido Fujita
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319175300
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the best papers selection from the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques, SoMeT 2014, held in Langkawi, Malaysia, in September 2014. The 27 full papers presented were carefully reviewed, thoroughly revised or enlarged, and selected as best papers from the 79 published proceedings papers, which had originally been selected from 192 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on artificial intelligence techniques in software engineering; requirement engineering, high-assurance system; intelligent software systems design; creative and arts in interactive software design; software methodologies for reliable software design; software quality and assessment for business enterprise; software analysis and performance model; software applications systems.

Development of Multimodal Interfaces Active Listening and Synchrony

Author: Anna Esposito
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364212397X
Format: PDF
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This volume brings together, through a peer-revision process, the advanced research results obtained by the European COST Action 2102: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication, primarily discussed for the first time at the Second COST 2102 International Training School on “Development of Multimodal Int- faces: Active Listening and Synchrony” held in Dublin, Ireland, March 23–27 2009. The school was sponsored by COST (European Cooperation in the Field of Sci- tific and Technical Research, www.cost.esf.org ) in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for disseminating the advances of the research activities developed within the COST Action 2102: “Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication” (cost2102.cs.stir.ac.uk) COST Action 2102 in its third year of life brought together about 60 European and 6 overseas scientific laboratories whose aim is to develop interactive dialogue systems and intelligent virtual avatars graphically embodied in a 2D and/or 3D interactive virtual world, capable of interacting intelligently with the environment, other avatars, and particularly with human users.

Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

Author: Nobuhiro Kaneko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 4431548041
Format: PDF
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We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans. Environmental risks, therefore, are not only human health risks by pollution, climatic anomalies and natural disasters, but also degradation of ecosystem services on which most people are relying for their lives. We cannot entirely eliminate the risks, because it is not possible to attain zero impact on the environment, but we need to find a mechanism that minimizes environmental risks for human sustainably. This is the idea of the interdisciplinary framework of “environmental risk management” theory, which advocates harmony between economic development and environmental conservation. Based on this theory, the Sustainable Living with Environmental Risk (SLER) programme, adopted by the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) as one of its strategic programmes, has been training graduate students at the Yokohama National University, Japan, from 2009 to 2013 to become future environmental leaders who will take the initiative in reducing the level of environmental risks and in protecting natural resources in the developing nations of Asia and Africa. This book provides students and teachers of this new academic field with a comprehensive coverage of case studies of environmental risks and their practical management technologies not only in Japan but also in developing nations in Asia and Africa.