Cross Media Service Delivery

Author: Diomidis Spinellis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461503817
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The digitisation of traditional media formats, such as text, images, video, and sound provides us with the ability to store, process, and transport content in a uniform way. This has led the formerly distinct industries of media, telecommunications, and information technology to converge. Cross-media publishing and service delivery are important new trends emerging in the content industry landscape. Mass-media organizations and content providers traditionally targeted content production towards a single delivery channel. However, recent economic and technological changes in the industry led content providers to extend their brands to cover multiple delivery channels. Following the content industry trend to "create once and publish everywhere"-COPE, a number of architectures, technologies, and tools are currently being developed and deployed to facilitate the automatic conversion of content to multiple formats, and the creation of innovative multi-platform services. This new approach enables the seamless access to information over different network infrastructures and client platforms. This work aims to bring together a cross-disciplinary core of contributors to address the technical and business issues of cross-media publishing and service delivery. The volume is based on papers presented at the conference on Cross-Media Service Delivery-CMSD-2003 that took place in Santorini, Greece in May 2003. Each contribution was reviewed by at least two reviewers-typically three. From the 30 papers that were submitted 20 were selected for presentation at the conference. Those were further "shepherded" by programme committee members to be improved according to the review suggestions.

Data Mining with Ontologies Implementations Findings and Frameworks

Author: Nigro, Hector Oscar
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599046202
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Prior knowledge in data mining is helpful for selecting suitable data and mining techniques, pruning the space of hypothesis, representing the output in a comprehensible way, and improving the overall method. This book examines methodologies and research for the development of ontological foundations for data mining to enhance the ability of ontology utilization and design"--Provided by publisher.

Analog Design Essentials

Author: Willy M Sansen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387257470
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This unique book contains all topics of importance to the analog designer which are essential to obtain sufficient insights to do a thorough job. The book starts with elementary stages in building up operational amplifiers. The synthesis of opamps is covered in great detail. Many examples are included, operating at low supply voltages. Chapters on noise, distortion, filters, ADC/DACs and oscillators follow. These are all based on the extensive amount of teaching that the author has carried out world-wide.

Finite Fields for Computer Scientists and Engineers

Author: Robert J. McEliece
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461319838
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This book developed from a course on finite fields I gave at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Spring semester of 1979. The course was taught at the request of an exceptional group of graduate students (includ ing Anselm Blumer, Fred Garber, Evaggelos Geraniotis, Jim Lehnert, Wayne Stark, and Mark Wallace) who had just taken a course on coding theory from me. The theory of finite fields is the mathematical foundation of algebraic coding theory, but in coding theory courses there is never much time to give more than a "Volkswagen" treatment of them. But my 1979 students wanted a "Cadillac" treatment, and this book differs very little from the course I gave in response. Since 1979 I have used a subset of my course notes (correspond ing roughly to Chapters 1-6) as the text for my "Volkswagen" treatment of finite fields whenever I teach coding theory. There is, ironically, no coding theory anywhere in the book! If this book had a longer title it would be "Finite fields, mostly of char acteristic 2, for engineering and computer science applications. " It certainly does not pretend to cover the general theory of finite fields in the profound depth that the recent book of Lidl and Neidereitter (see the Bibliography) does.

Web Information Systems Engineering WISE 2014

Author: Boualem Benatallah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319117467
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2014, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in October 2014. The 52 full papers, 16 short and 14 poster papers, presented in the two-volume proceedings LNCS 8786 and 8787 were carefully reviewed and selected from 196 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: Web mining, modeling and classification; Web querying and searching; Web recommendation and personalization; semantic Web; social online networks; software architectures amd platforms; Web technologies and frameworks; Web innovation and applications; and challenge.

Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Author: Martial H. Hebert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461563259
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Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles describes the technology developed and the results obtained by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute in the course of the DARPA Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) project. The goal of this work was to equip off-road vehicles with computer-controlled, unmanned driving capabilities. The book describes contributions in the area of mobility for UGVs including: tools for assembling complex autonomous mobility systems; on-road and off-road navigation; sensing techniques; and route planning algorithms. In addition to basic mobility technology, the book covers a number of integrated systems demonstrated in the field in realistic scenarios. The approaches presented in this book can be applied to a wide range of mobile robotics applications, from automated passenger cars to planetary exploration, and construction and agricultural machines. Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles shows the progress that was achieved during this program, from brittle specially-built robots operating under highly constrained conditions, to groups of modified commercial vehicles operating in tough environments. One measure of progress is how much of this technology is being used in other applications. For example, much of the work in road-following, architectures and obstacle detection has been the basis for the Automated Highway Systems (AHS) prototypes currently under development. AHS will lead to commercial prototypes within a few years. The cross-country technology is also being used in the development of planetary rovers with a projected launch date within a few years. The architectural tools built under this program have been used in numerous applications, from an automated harvester to an autonomous excavator. The results reported in this work provide tools for further research development leading to practical, reliable and economical mobile robots.

Mobile Computing Applications and Services

Author: Petros Zerfos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642126073
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This proceedings volume includes the full research papers presented at the First Int- national Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services (MobiCASE) held in San Diego, California, during October 26-29, 2009. It was sponsored by ICST and held in conjunction with the First Workshop on Innovative Mobile User Inter- tivity (WIMUI). MobiCASE highlights state-of-the-art academic and industry research work in - main topics above the OSI transport layer with an emphasis on complete end-to-end systems and their components. Its vision is largely influenced by what we see in the consumer space today: high-end mobile phones, high-bandwidth wireless networks, novel consumer and enterprise mobile applications, scalable software infrastructures, and of course an increasingly larger user base that is moving towards an almost a- mobile lifestyle. This year's program spanned a wide range of research that explored new features, algorithms, and infrastructure related to mobile platforms. We received submissions from many countries around the world with a high number from Europe and Asia in addition to the many from North America. Each paper received at least three in- pendent reviews from our Technical Program Committee members during the Spring of 2009, with final results coming out in July. As a result of the review process, we selected 15 high-quality papers and complemented them with six invited submissions from leading researchers, reaching the final count of 21 papers in the program.

Research and Development in Digital Media

Author: Rae Earnshaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319730800
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This book presents an overview of the technical underpinnings in the field of digital media. This includes theory, imaging, big data, interaction, and the research and development that is needed in order to make digital media interfaces more natural and easy to use. Grant funding sources for R & D are detailed and current priority areas are summarized. Developments in the relevant commercial areas are also reviewed. This is Professor Earnshaw’s fifth book in the series on digital media and its applications and creative uses. These books explain the significance and importance of digital media and how it has developed and advanced.They also explore the impact digital media is having on a range of domains including art and design, the creative industries, visual analytics, big data, and digital humanities.The convergence of IT, telecommunications and media is bringing about a revolution in the way information is being collected, stored, accessed and distributed. Digital media is expected to play an increasing role in these processes. State of the art digital technologies are increasingly utilized in order to deliver to the user requirements and also to be effective and efficient in this delivery, given the increasing demands by users and other third parties involved in the content creation and service delivery pipeline. Research and Development in Digital Media will be invaluable for readers that want a summary of the technical research and development aspects of digital media, how such work is being funded, and the kind of changes in digital media provision that may result.

MediaSync

Author: Mario Montagud
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319658409
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This book provides an approachable overview of the most recent advances in the fascinating field of media synchronization (mediasync), gathering contributions from the most representative and influential experts. Understanding the challenges of this field in the current multi-sensory, multi-device, and multi-protocol world is not an easy task. The book revisits the foundations of mediasync, including theoretical frameworks and models, highlights ongoing research efforts, like hybrid broadband broadcast (HBB) delivery and users’ perception modeling (i.e., Quality of Experience or QoE), and paves the way for the future (e.g., towards the deployment of multi-sensory and ultra-realistic experiences). Although many advances around mediasync have been devised and deployed, this area of research is getting renewed attention to overcome remaining challenges in the next-generation (heterogeneous and ubiquitous) media ecosystem. Given the significant advances in this research area, its current relevance and the multiple disciplines it involves, the availability of a reference book on mediasync becomes necessary. This book fills the gap in this context. In particular, it addresses key aspects and reviews the most relevant contributions within the mediasync research space, from different perspectives. Mediasync: Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization is the perfect companion for scholars and practitioners that want to acquire strong knowledge about this research area, and also approach the challenges behind ensuring the best mediated experiences, by providing the adequate synchronization between the media elements that constitute these experiences.

Computer Networks

Author: Piotr Gaj
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319194194
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 22st International Conference on Computer Networks, CN 2015, held in Brunów, Poland, in June 2015. The 42 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 79 submissions. The papers in these proceedings cover the following topics: computer networks, distributed computer systems, communications and teleinformatics.