Computers and Games

Author: H. Jaap van den Herik
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319091654
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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
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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
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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.

Computational Geometry

Author: Franco P. Preparata
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461210984
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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

Matrix Analysis

Author: Roger A. Horn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386326
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In this book the authors present classical and recent results for matrix analysis that have proved to be important to applied mathematics. Facts about matrices, beyond those found in an elementary linear algebra course, are needed to understand virtually any area of mathematics, and the necessary material has only occurred sporadically in the literature and university curricula. As the interest in applied mathematics has grown, the need for a text and a reference work offering a broad selection of topics has become apparent, and this book aims to meet that need. This book will be welcomed as an undergraduate or graduate textbook for students studying matrix analysis. The authors assume a background in elementary linear algebra and knowledge of rudimentary analytical concepts. They begin with a review and discussion of eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The following chapters each treat a major topic in depth. This volume should be useful not only as a text, but also as a self-contained reference work to a variety of audiences in other scientific fields.

Development of Multimodal Interfaces Active Listening and Synchrony

Author: Anna Esposito
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642123961
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The themes of the papers presented in this book emphasize theoretical and practical issues for modelling human-machine interaction, ranging from the attempt in describing “the spacing and orientation in co-present interaction” to the effort for developing multimodal interfaces, collecting and analysing interaction data and emergent behaviour as well as analysing the use of nonverbal and pragmatic elements of exchanges, implementing discourse control and virtual agents and using active listening in computer speech processing.

Euro Par 2016 Parallel Processing Workshops

Author: Frédéric Desprez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319589431
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the workshops of the 23rd International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Euro-Par 2016, held in Grenoble, France in August 2016. The 65 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 95 submissions. The volume includes the papers from the following workshops: Euro-EDUPAR (Second European Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education for Undergraduate Students) – HeteroPar 2016 (the 14th International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms) – IWMSE (5th International Workshop on Multicore Software Engineering) – LSDVE (Fourth Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Virtual Environments) - PADABS (Fourth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations) – PBio (Fourth International Workshop on Parallelism in Bioinformatics) – PELGA (Second Workshop on Performance Engineering for Large-Scale Graph Analytics) – REPPAR (Third International Workshop on Reproducibility in Parallel Computing) – Resilience (9th Workshop in Resilience in High Performance Computing in Clusters, Clouds, and Grids) – ROME (Fourth Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-Core Era) – UCHPC (9th Workshop on UnConventional High-Performance Computing).

Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

Author: Nobuhiro Kaneko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 4431548041
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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.

Information and Communication Technology

Author: Linawati
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642550320
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second IFIP TC 5/8 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, ICT-Eur Asia 2014, with the collocation of Asia ARES 2014 as a special track on Availability, Reliability and Security, held in Bali, Indonesia, in April 2014. The 70 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: applied modeling and simulation; mobile computing; advanced urban-scale ICT applications; semantic web and knowledge management; cloud computing; image processing; software engineering; collaboration technologies and systems; e-learning; data warehousing and data mining; e-government and e-health; biometric and bioinformatics systems; network security; dependable systems and applications; privacy and trust management; cryptography; multimedia security and dependable systems and applications.