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On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2013 Workshops

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the international workshops, Confederated International Workshops: OTM Academy, OTM Industry Case Studies Program, ACM, EI2N, ISDE, META4eS, ORM, SeDeS, SINCOM, SMS and SOMOCO 2013, held as part of OTM 2013 in Graz, Austria, in September 2013. The 75 revised full papers presented together with 12 posters and 5 keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 131 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on: On The Move Academy; Industry Case Studies Program; Adaptive Case Management and other non-workflow approaches to BPM; Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking; Information Systems in Distributed Environment; Methods, Evaluation, Tools and Applications for the Creation and Consumption of Structured Data for the e-Society; Fact-Oriented Modeling; Semantics and Decision Making; Social Media Semantics; Social and Mobile Computing for collaborative environments; cooperative information systems; Ontologies, Data Bases and Applications of Semantics.
Published by Springer on 09/25/2013
Book details: 749 pages.

Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web

To date, the relation between multilingualism and the Semantic Web has not yet received enough attention in the research community. One major challenge for the Semantic Web community is to develop architectures, frameworks and systems that can help in overcoming national and language barriers, facilitating equal access to information produced in different cultures and languages. As such, this volume aims at documenting the state-of-the-art with regard to the vision of a Multilingual Semantic Web, in which semantic information will be accessible in and across multiple languages. The Multilingual Semantic Web as envisioned in this volume will support the following functionalities: (1) responding to information needs in any language with regard to semantically structured data available on the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud, (2) verbalizing and accessing semantically structured data, ontologies or other conceptualizations in multiple languages, (3) harmonizing, integrating, aggregating, comparing and repurposing semantically structured data across languages and (4) aligning and reconciling ontologies or other conceptualizations across languages. The volume is divided into three main sections: Principles, Methods and Applications. The section on “Principles” discusses models, architectures and methodologies that enrich the current Semantic Web architecture with features necessary to handle multiple languages. The section on “Methods” describes algorithms and approaches for solving key issues related to the construction of the Multilingual Semantic Web. The section on “Applications” describes the use of Multilingual Semantic Web based approaches in the context of several application domains. This volume is essential reading for all academic and industrial researchers who want to embark on this new research field at the intersection of various research topics, including the Semantic Web, Linked Data, natural language processing, computational linguistics, terminology and information retrieval. It will also be of great interest to practitioners who are interested in re-examining their existing infrastructure and methodologies for handling multiple languages in Web applications or information retrieval systems.
Published by Springer on 11/13/2014
Book details: 333 pages.

Advances in Web-based Learning - ICWL 2012

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2012, held in Sinaia, Romania, in September, 2012. The 28 revised full papers presented together with 10 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from about 105 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Web 2.0 and Social Learning Environments; Personal Learning Environments; Learning Objects’ Management and Ontologies; Game-Based Learning; Personalized and Adaptive Learning; Feedback, Assessment and Learning Analytics; Design, Model and Implementation of E-Learning Platforms and Tools; Pedagogical Issues, Practice and Experience Sharing.
Published by Springer on 08/23/2012
Book details: 356 pages.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2014 Workshops

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the following 9 international workshops: OTM Academy, OTM Industry Case Studies Program, Cloud and Trusted Computing, C&TC, Enterprise Integration, Interoperability, and Networking, EI2N, Industrial and Business Applications of Semantic Web Technologies, INBAST, Information Systems, om Distributed Environment, ISDE, Methods, Evaluation, Tools and Applications for the Creation and Consumption of Structured Data for the e-Society, META4eS, Mobile and Social Computing for collaborative interactions, MSC, and Ontology Content, OnToContent 2014. These workshops were held as associated events at OTM 2014, the federated conferences "On The Move Towards Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing", in Amantea, Italy, in October 2014. The 56 full papers presented together with 8 short papers, 6 posters and 5 keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 96 submissions. The focus of the workshops were on the following subjects models for interoperable infrastructures, applications, privacy and access control, reliability and performance, cloud and configuration management, interoperability in (System-of-)Systems, distributed information systems applications, architecture and process in distributed information system, distributed information system development and operational environment, ontology is use for eSociety, knowledge management and applications for eSociety, social networks and social services, social and mobile intelligence, and multimodal interaction and collaboration.
Book details: 669 pages.

E-Commerce, and Web Technologies

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web) held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2013. In 2013, EC-Web focused on recommender systems, semantic e-business, business services and process management, and agent-based e-commerce. The 13 full and 6 short papers accepted for EC-Web, selected from 43 submissions, were carefully reviewed based on their originality, quality, relevance, and presentation.
Published by Springer on 08/23/2013
Book details: 211 pages.

Information Modeling and Relational Databases

Information Modeling and Relational Databases provides an introduction to ORM (Object Role Modeling)-and much more. In fact, it's the only book to go beyond introductory coverage and provide all of the in-depth instruction you need to transform knowledge from domain experts into a sound database design. Inside, ORM authority Terry Halpin blends conceptual information with practical instruction that will let you begin using ORM effectively as soon as possible. Supported by examples, exercises, and useful background information, his step-by-step approach teaches you to develop a natural-language-based ORM model and then, where needed, abstract ER and UML models from it. This book will quickly make you proficient in the modeling technique that is proving vital to the development of accurate and efficient databases that best meet real business objectives. * The most in-depth coverage of Object Role Modeling available anywhere-written by a pioneer in the development of ORM. * Provides additional coverage of Entity Relationship (ER) modeling and the Unified Modeling Language-all from an ORM perspective. * Intended for anyone with a stake in the accuracy and efficacy of databases: systems analysts, information modelers, database designers and administrators, instructors, managers, and programmers. * Explains and illustrates required concepts from mathematics and set theory. * Via a companion Web site, provides answers to exercises, appendices covering the history of computer generations, subtype matrices, and advanced SQL queries, and links to downloadable ORM tools.
Author: T. A. Halpin
Published by Morgan Kaufmann on 08/19/2019
Book details: 763 pages.

Software Architecture in Practice

This is the eagerly-anticipated revision to one of the seminal books in the field of software architecture which clearly defines and explains the topic.
Published by Addison-Wesley Professional on 08/19/2019
Book details: 528 pages.

Emergent Intelligence of Networked Agents

shapingtheresultingintelligentbehavioronnetworkdynamics. Thevolumecontainsrefereedpapersaddressingvariousimportanttopics thataimsattheinvestigationofemergentintelligenceonnetworkedagents. vi Preface Especiallymostpapershighlightonthetopicssuch“networkformationamong agents”, “in?uenceofnetworkstructuresonagents”, “network-basedcoll- tivephenomenaandemergentintelligenceonnetworkedagents”. TheselectedpapersofthisvolumewerepresentedattheWorkshopon EmergentIntelligenceofNetworkedAgents(WEIN06)attheFifthInt- nationalJointConferenceonAutonomousAgentsandMulti-agentSystems (AAMAS2006),whichwasheldatFutureUniversity,Hakodate,Japan,from May8to12,2006. WEIN06isconcernedwithemergenceofintelligentbe- viorsovernetworkedagents andfosteringtheformationofanactivemul- disciplinarycommunityonmulti-agentsystemsandcomplexnetworks. We especiallyintendedtoincreasetheawarenessofresearchersinthesetwo?elds sharingthecommonviewoncombiningagent-basedmodelingandcomplex networksinordertodevelopinsightandfosterpredictivemethodologiesin studyingemergentintelligenceonofnetworkedagents. Fromthebroadsp- trumofactivities,leadingexpertspresentedimportantpaperandnumerous practicalproblemsappearthroughoutthisbook. Weinvitedhighqualityc- tributionsonawidevarietyoftopicsrelevanttothewideresearchareasof multi-agentnetworkdynamics. Weespeciallycoveredin-depthofimportant areas including: Adaptation and evolution in complex networks, Economic agentsandcomplexnetworks,Emergenceincomplexnetworks,Emergent- telligenceinmulti-agentsystems,Collectiveintelligence,Learningandevo- tioninmulti-agentsystems,Webdynamicsascomplexnetworks,Multi-agent basedsupplynetworks,Network-centricagentsystems,Scalabilityinmul- agentsystems,Scale-freenetworks,Small-worldnetworks. Wecouldsolicitmanyhighqualitypapersthatre?ecttheresultofthe growingrecognitionoftheimportanceoftheareas. Allpapershavereceived a careful and supportive review, and we selected 19 papers out of 31 - pers. Thecontributionsweresubmittedasafullpaperandreviewedbysenior researchers from the program committee. All authors revised their earlier versionspresentedattheworkshopwithre?ectingcriticismsandcomments receivedattheworkshop. Theeditorswouldliketothanktheprogramc- mitteeforthecarefulreviewofthepapersandthesponsorsandvolunteersfor theirvaluablecontribution. Wehopethatasaresultofreadingthebookyou willsharewithustheintellectualexcitementandinterestinthisemerging discipline. Wealsothankthemanyotherrefereeswhogenerouslycontributed timetoensurethequalityofthe?nishedproduct. WorkshopOrganizers SatoshiKurihara,OsakaUniversity,Japan HideyukiNakashima,FutureUniversityHakodate,Japan AkiraNamatame,NationalDefenseAcademy,Japan,WorkshopChair Preface vii InternationalSteeringCommittee RobertAxtell,BrookingsInstitution,andSantaFeInstitute,USA GiorgioFagiolo,UniversityofVerona,Italy SatoshiKurihara,OsakaUniversity,Japan HideyukiNakashima,FutureUniversityHakodate,Japan AkiraNamatame,NationalDefenseAcademy,Japan Scienti?cProgramCommittee RobertAxtell,SantaFeInstitute,USA Sung-BaeCho,YoseiUniversity,Korea GiorgioFagiolo,UniversityofVerona,Verona,Italy KensukeFukuda,NationalInstituteofInformatics(NII),Japan DavidGreen,MonashUniversity,Australia Yukio Hayashi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST),Japan DirkHelbing,DresdenTechnicalUniversity,Germany KiyoshiIzumi,NationalInstituteofAdvancedIndustrialScienceandTe- nology(AIST),Japan TaiseiKaizoji,InternationalChristianUniversity(ICU),Japan HidenoriKawamura,HokkaidoUniversity,Japan SatoshiKurihara,OsakaUniversity,Japan Yutaka Matsuo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST),Japan PeterMika,FreeUniversityofAmsterdam,Netherlands HideyukiNakashima,FutureUniversity-Hakodate,Japan AkiraNamatame,NationalDefenseAcademy,Japan DenisPhan,UniversityofRennes,France JonSakker,AustralianDefenseAcademy,Australia FrankSchweitzer,ZTH,Switzerland WataruSouma,AdvancedTelecommunicationsResearchInstituteInter- tional(ATR),Japan DavidWolpert,NASAAmesResearchCenter,USA Tok
Published by Springer Science & Business Media on 05/03/2007
Book details: 258 pages.

Crop Improvement

The improvement of crop species has been a basic pursuit since cultivation began thousands of years ago. To feed an ever increasing world population will require a great increase in food production. Wheat, corn, rice, potato and few others are expected to lead as the most important crops in the world. Enormous efforts are made all over the world to document as well as use these resources. Everybody knows that the introgression of genes in wheat provided the foundation for the “Green Revolution”. Later also demonstrated the great impact that genetic resources have on production. Several factors are contributing to high plant performance under different environmental conditions, therefore an effective and complementary use of all available technological tools and resources is needed to meet the challenge.
Published by Springer Science & Business Media on 06/13/2013
Book details: 493 pages.

Methodologies for Metabolomics

Metabolomics, the global characterisation of the small molecule complement involved in metabolism, has evolved into a powerful suite of approaches for understanding the global physiological and pathological processes occurring in biological organisms. The diversity of metabolites, the wide range of metabolic pathways and their divergent biological contexts require a range of methodological strategies and techniques. Methodologies for Metabolomics provides a comprehensive description of the newest methodological approaches in metabolomic research. The most important technologies used to identify and quantify metabolites, including nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry, are highlighted. The integration of these techniques with classical biological methods is also addressed. Furthermore, the book presents statistical and chemometric methods for evaluation of the resultant data. The broad spectrum of topics includes a vast variety of organisms, samples and diseases, ranging from in vivo metabolomics in humans and animals to in vitro analysis of tissue samples, cultured cells and biofluids.
Published by Cambridge University Press on 01/21/2013
Book details: 493 pages.
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