Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

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The destruction of wildlife habitats ... organized crime ... AIDS ... illiteracy ... acid rain -- these are among the 130,000 topics documented and discussed in the new edition of the Encyclopedia. But its truly unique goal is to present this complex set of issues in ways that facilitate an organized response. To this end, the book also focuses on the complex relationship between problems and society's own ideological relationship with these problems. How do human priorities and perceptions aggravate or enable problems? What are the established and alternative responses?The Encyclopedia contains over 158,000 cross-references between entries, an extensive 91,000 practical key term index, bibliographies, and full cross-referencing to the Yearbook of International Organizations.For anyone concerned with the world community, here are the means to explore and participate in today's most crucial endeavors.Volume 1, World Problems, presents diverse perspectives on the nature, origin, and incidence of each issue, delving beneath news reports and official pronouncements to reveal subtle causative nuances such as psychological outlook, political inaction, scapegoating, and cover-ups.

Recent Advances in Structural Integrity Analysis Proceedings of the International Congress APCF SIF 2014

Author: Lin Ye
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081002254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The proceedings of the International Congress (c) include about 120 papers selected out of 160 papers submitted for presentations at APCF/SIF-2014, to be held in Sydney, Australia, December 9-12, 2014, and uniting the Asian-Pacific Conference on Fracture and Strength 2014 (APCFS-2014) with the International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure (SIF-2014). The congress will be hosted by The University of Sydney and co-organized by Australia Fracture Group (AFG), the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Materials Institution (CMES-MI), the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials and Fracture Division (KSME-MFD) and The Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials and Mechanics Division (JSME-MMD). The congress follows the series of the previous very successful APCF and SIF international forums, in particular, APCFS 2012, Busan and the 8th SIF, Melbourne, 2013. Characterisations of complex mechanisms of damage accumulation and failure Application of new multi-scale modelling approaches in problems associated with structural integrity Development of more accurate technologies for structural damage assessment

The Function of Conference Organisers and the Marketing for Information Technology Seminars of Small and Medium Sized Industries

Author: Karin Schneider
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 3832417095
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: As the European Union (EU) is getting bigger and the movement of people, capital, goods and services across the 15 participating countries is simplified, the European conference scene has been boosted with this enlarged competition. The latest knowledge and information have become vital economic assets of the information-driven society. While there are numerous ways to obtain this information, seminars are particularly attractive because they communicate desired knowledge quickly in a compact form. The major destination cities show increasing business, allied with enhanced competition, a toughening attitude amongst organisers and meeting planners as well as the need for improved marketing techniques. The use of cyberspace has gained an important influence on this sector. Due to increasing competition, services are under pressure to be improved, and the whole business of meeting is searching for higher standards. Definition of the subject "Information systems have /.../ aided the growth of multinational organizations by providing a technical infrastructure to smooth over the constraints of time and distance. /.../ The IT world is changing rapidly and the basic components of an IT infrastructure have grown in power and sophistication. This means looking at how the technology should operate in the organization and who should have responsibility for it." Especially in the liberalisation of the EU (and the connected internationalisation - addition C. S.) IT is "at the forefront of achieving competitive advantages." In the fast changing world of data processing not only IT managers, but also the business managers who work with computer technology and decide about the implementation of an IT system in their business have to be informed about the latest technical developments. An IT seminar is one of the most effective ways to gain this knowledge. Although the conference and seminar line has been booming on the national and international basis for several years, the research about it was difficult as a sufficient literature is still not available in this sector. Scientific material about fundamental questions or single problems is relatively rare. Continuing statistical data is very seldom found and a definition of the various meeting types do not exist. Several brochures with simple descriptions of the congress organisers and sites had to be taken into account. Process of the examination After comparing different [...]