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Dennis Bours Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation: A Review of the Landscape. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 147 Dennis Bours Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation: A Review of the Landscape. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 147 Новинка

Dennis Bours Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation: A Review of the Landscape. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 147

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Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation (CCA) poses an assortment of thorny methodological challenges. Individually, none are unique to CCA, but together they represent a very distinctive conundrum facing practitioners and policy makers. Adding to this complexity further, climate change may be global in nature but its impacts, and how we respond to them through adaptation efforts, cut across scales, sectors, and levels of intervention. As investments in climate adaptation increase, organizations are seeking to measure, assess and understand an array of adaptation initiatives, and derive learnings to inform policy and praxis. This issue presents findings from many of the most important contemporary CCA program evaluation research initiatives. The chapters represent the most coherent and current collection of CCA M&E research in this emerging and important field, written by many of its leading experts. Filled with examples and insights in formulating coherent responses to methodological challenges, it will be of interest to M&E scholars and practitioners globally. This is the 147th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Obaidat Mohammed S. Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems Obaidat Mohammed S. Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems Новинка

Obaidat Mohammed S. Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems

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The only singular, all-encompassing textbook on state-of-the-art technical performance evaluation Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems uniquely presents all techniques of performance evaluation of computers systems, communication networks, and telecommunications in a balanced manner. Written by the renowned Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat and his coauthor Professor Noureddine Boudriga, it is also the only resource to treat computer and telecommunication systems as inseparable issues. The authors explain the basic concepts of performance evaluation, applications, performance evaluation metrics, workload types, benchmarking, and characterization of workload. This is followed by a review of the basics of probability theory, and then, the main techniques for performance evaluation—namely measurement, simulation, and analytic modeling—with case studies and examples. Contains the practical and applicable knowledge necessary for a successful performance evaluation in a balanced approach Reviews measurement tools, benchmark programs, design of experiments, traffic models, basics of queueing theory, and operational and mean value analysis Covers the techniques for validation and verification of simulation as well as random number generation, random variate generation, and testing with examples Features numerous examples and case studies, as well as exercises and problems for use as homework or programming assignments Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems is an ideal textbook for graduate students in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information sciences, technology, and systems. It is also an excellent reference for practicing engineers and scientists.
Michael Fry Tess of the d.Urbervilles Michael Fry Tess of the d.Urbervilles Новинка

Michael Fry Tess of the d.Urbervilles

All the tragic majesty of Thomas Hardy's celebrated novel is captured in this arresting and theatrically exciting adaptation, narrated by a masked Chorus in the style of Greek tragedy (Hardy's favoured form of theatre) and using songs to counterpoint and underline the action. Michael Fry's adaptation provides a clear and thrilling experience and an enlightening and fascinating re-evaluation of a familiar text.|Large flexible cast
Tharwat Tadros F. Formulation of Disperse Systems. Science and Technology Tharwat Tadros F. Formulation of Disperse Systems. Science and Technology Новинка

Tharwat Tadros F. Formulation of Disperse Systems. Science and Technology

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This book presents comprehensively the science and technology behind the formulation of disperse systems like emulsions, suspensions, foams and others. Starting with a general introduction, the book covers a broad range of topics like the role of different classes of surfactants, stability of disperse systems, formulation of different dispersions, evaluation of formulations and many more. Many examples are included, too. Written by the experienced author and editor Tharwart Tadros, this book is indispensable for every scientist working in the field.
Martin Parry Climate Adaptation Futures Martin Parry Climate Adaptation Futures Новинка

Martin Parry Climate Adaptation Futures

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Adaptation is the poor cousin of the climate change challenge – the glamour of international debate is around global mitigation agreements, while the bottom-up activities of adaptation, carried out in community halls and local government offices, are often overlooked. Yet, as international forums fail to deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the world is realising that effective adaptation will be essential across all sectors to deal with the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The need to understand how to adapt effectively, and to develop appropriate adaptation options and actions, is becoming increasingly urgent. This book reports the current state of knowledge on climate change adaptation, and seeks to expose and debate key issues in adaptation research and practice. It is framed around a number of critical areas of adaptation theory and practice, including: Advances in adaptation thinking, Enabling frameworks and policy for adaptation, Engaging and communicating with practitioners, Key challenges in adaptation and development, Management of natural systems and agriculture under climate change, Ensuring water security under a changing climate, Urban infrastructure and livelihoods, and The nexus between extremes, disaster management and adaptation. It includes contributions from many of the leading thinkers and practitioners in adaptation today. The book is based on key contributions from the First International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation ‘Climate Adaptation Futures’, held on the Gold Coast, Australia, in June 2010. That three-day meeting of over 1000 researchers and practitioners in adaptation from 50 countries was the first of its kind. Readership: The book is essential reading for a wide range of individuals involved in climate change adaptation, including: Researchers, Communication specialists, Decision-makers and policy makers (e.g. government staff, local council staff), On-ground adaptation practitioners (e.g. aid agencies, government workers, NGOs), Postgraduate and graduate students, and Consultants.
David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150 David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150 Новинка

David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150

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How do people evaluate in daily life? This issue broaches this topic to better understand this dimension of being human, to develop evaluation theory, and to improve extraprofessional and professional evaluation practice. As part of a larger study addressing these issues in the lives of many professional evaluators around the world, case studies of seven early evaluation theorists and practitioners from North America were conducted. This issue contains articles with stories of some of their evaluation life experiences told and interpreted by these individuals, with commentary by an eighth evaluator. Themes that cross the cases are proposed, and responses by the individuals highlighted are shared in a final article. This is the 150th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Robert Pardo The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies Robert Pardo The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies Новинка

Robert Pardo The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies

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A newly expanded and updated edition of the trading classic, Design, Testing, and Optimization of Trading Systems Trading systems expert Robert Pardo is back, and in The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies, a thoroughly revised and updated edition of his classic text Design, Testing, and Optimization of Trading Systems, he reveals how he has perfected the programming and testing of trading systems using a successful battery of his own time-proven techniques. With this book, Pardo delivers important information to readers, from the design of workable trading strategies to measuring issues like profit and risk. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this detailed guide presents traders with a way to develop and verify their trading strategy no matter what form they are currently using–stochastics, moving averages, chart patterns, RSI, or breakout methods. Whether a trader is seeking to enhance their profit or just getting started in testing, The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies offers practical instruction and expert advice on the development, evaluation, and application of winning mechanical trading systems.
Donna Harman Information Retrieval Evaluation Donna Harman Information Retrieval Evaluation Новинка

Donna Harman Information Retrieval Evaluation

Evaluation has always played a major role in information retrieval, with the early pioneers such as Cyril Cleverdon and Gerard Salton laying the foundations for most of the evaluation methodologies in use today. The retrieval community has been extremely fortunate to have such a well-grounded evaluation paradigm during a period when most of the human language technologies were just developing. This lecture has the goal of explaining where these evaluation methodologies came from and how they have continued to adapt to the vastly changed environment in the search engine world today.The lecture starts with a discussion of the early evaluation of information retrieval systems, starting with the Cranfield testing in the early 1960s, continuing with the Lancaster "user" study for MEDLARS, and presenting the various test collection investigations by the SMART project and by groups in Britain. The emphasis in this chapter is on the how and the why of the various methodologies developed. The second chapter covers the more recent "batch" evaluations, examining the methodologies used in the various open evaluation campaigns such as TREC, NTCIR (emphasis on Asian languages), CLEF (emphasis on European languages), INEX (emphasis on semi-structured data), etc. Here again the focus is on the how and why, and in particular on the evolving of the older evaluation methodologies to handle new information access techniques. This includes how the test collection techniques were m...
Prouzet Patrick Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation Prouzet Patrick Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation Новинка

Prouzet Patrick Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

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The vulnerability of socio -ecosystem combines the probability of exposure to natural or anthropogenic pressure, sensitivity and resilience. This book presents a systemic view of the diversity of pressures and impacts produced by climate change and human actions. Erosion of biodiversity by changing ocean chemistry, the intensification of global change raises the problem of the adaptation of living resources.
Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137 Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137 Новинка

Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137

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This issue focuses on connections between performance management and evaluation, a contentious topic at the moment. It does so by placing evaluation and monitoring under the overarching concept of performance management, and then by investigating five complementarities between performance monitoring and measurement on the one hand, and evaluation on the other. These complementarities are: Sequential Informational Organizational Methodical Hierarchical. Several case studies discuss the uses and complementarities of evaluation and performance management in contexts including national and local governments and the work of government, philanthropic foundations, and a direct-service nonprofit agency. These cases illustrate the advantages and pitfalls in utilizing evaluative approaches within the context of performance management. This is the 137th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Dario Bruneo Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems. Methodologies and Techniques Dario Bruneo Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems. Methodologies and Techniques Новинка

Dario Bruneo Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems. Methodologies and Techniques

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Distributed systems employed in critical infrastructures must fulfill dependability, timeliness, and performance specifications. Since these systems most often operate in an unpredictable environment, their design and maintenance require quantitative evaluation of deterministic and probabilistic timed models. This need gave birth to an abundant literature devoted to formal modeling languages combined with analytical and simulative solution techniques The aim of the book is to provide an overview of techniques and methodologies dealing with such specific issues in the context of distributed systems and covering aspects such as performance evaluation, reliability/availability, energy efficiency, scalability, and sustainability. Specifically, techniques for checking and verifying if and how a distributed system satisfies the requirements, as well as how to properly evaluate non-functional aspects, or how to optimize the overall behavior of the system, are all discussed in the book. The scope has been selected to provide a thorough coverage on issues, models. and techniques relating to validation, evaluation and optimization of distributed systems. The key objective of this book is to help to bridge the gaps between modeling theory and the practice in distributed systems through specific examples.
Moira Inkelas Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153 Moira Inkelas Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153 Новинка

Moira Inkelas Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153

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While improvement science has experienced a surge of interest over the past 30 years, applications of it are rare in the evaluation literature. This issue promotes the cross-fertilization of ideas, techniques, and tools between evaluation and improvement science. There are at least four areas where this cross-fertilization is particularly relevant: learning from error, examining variation, appreciating context, and focusing on systems change. This volume considers: the conceptual similarities and distinctions between improvement science and evaluation; the intellectual foundations, methods, and tools that collectively comprise improvement science; and case chapters that offer an inspiring review of state-of-the-art improvement science applications. Cutting across all of these applications is a shared grounding in systems thinking, a determination to capture and better understand variation and contextual complexity, as well as a sustained commitment to generative learning about projects and programs—all issues of great concern to evaluators. The issue offers producers and users of evaluations the potential benefits of a closer engagement with improvement science. This is the 153rd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication ofthe American Evaluation Association.
Vincent Mahout Assembly Language Programming. ARM Cortex-M3 Vincent Mahout Assembly Language Programming. ARM Cortex-M3 Новинка

Vincent Mahout Assembly Language Programming. ARM Cortex-M3

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ARM designs the cores of microcontrollers which equip most “embedded systems” based on 32-bit processors. Cortex M3 is one of these designs, recently developed by ARM with microcontroller applications in mind. To conceive a particularly optimized piece of software (as is often the case in the world of embedded systems) it is often necessary to know how to program in an assembly language. This book explains the basics of programming in an assembly language, while being based on the architecture of Cortex M3 in detail and developing many examples. It is written for people who have never programmed in an assembly language and is thus didactic and progresses step by step by defining the concepts necessary to acquiring a good understanding of these techniques.
Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation Новинка

Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation

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HANDBOOK of IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN THE WORKPLACE Volume 3: Measurement and Evaluation Volume Three of the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace focuses on Measurement and Evaluation and represents an invaluable addition to the literature that supports the field and practice of Instructional Systems Design. With contributions from leading national scholars and practitioners, this volume is filled with information on time-tested theories, leading-edge research, developments, and applications and provides a comprehensive review of the most pertinent information available on critical topics, including: Measuring and Evaluating Learning and Performance, Designing Evaluation, Qualitative and Quantitative Performance Measurements, Evidence-based Performance Measurements, Analyzing Data, Planning Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Strategies for Implementation, Business Evaluation Strategy, Measurement and Evaluation in Non-Profit Sectors, among many others. It also contains illustrative case studies and performance support tools. Sponsored by International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, three-volume reference, covers three core areas of interest including Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation.
Scott Cooper P. Atlas of Natural and Induced Fractures in Core Scott Cooper P. Atlas of Natural and Induced Fractures in Core Новинка

Scott Cooper P. Atlas of Natural and Induced Fractures in Core

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An invaluable reference that helps geologists recognize and differentiate the many types of natural fractures, induced fractures and artefacts found in cores Atlas of Natural and Induced Fractures in Core offers a reference for the interpretation of natural and induced fractures in cores. The natural and induced fracture data contained in cores provides a wealth of information once they are recognized and properly interpreted. Written by two experts in the field, this resource provides a much-needed tool to help with the accurate interpretation of these cores. The authorsinclude the information needed to identify different fracture types as well as the criteria for distinguishing between the types of fractures. The atlas shows how to recognize non-fracture artefacts in a core since many of them provide other types of useful information. In addition, the text’s illustrated structures combined with their basic interpretations are designed to be primary building blocks of a complete fracture assessment and analysis. The authors show how to recognize and correctly interpret these building blocks to ensure that subsequent analyses, interpretations, and modeling efforts regarding fracture-controlled reservoir permeability are valid. Presented in full color throughout, this comprehensive reference is written for geologists charged with interpreting fracture-controlled permeability systems in reservoirs as well as for students or other scientists who need to develop the skills to accurately interpret the natural and induced fractures in cores.
David Rissik Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation David Rissik Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation Новинка

David Rissik Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation

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The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptation practices through a series of case studies. It presents important evidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, the coastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. In addition to 38 case studies across these sectors, the book contains horizon-scoping essays from international experts in adaptation research, including Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, Bill Solecki, and Gary Yohe. Australia’s social-ecological systems have a long history of adapting to climate variability and change, and in recent decades has been a world-leader in implementing and researching adaptation, making this book of universal relevance to all those working to adapt our environment and societies to climate change.
Sanjay Ranka Modeling and Optimization of Parallel and Distributed Embedded Systems Sanjay Ranka Modeling and Optimization of Parallel and Distributed Embedded Systems Новинка

Sanjay Ranka Modeling and Optimization of Parallel and Distributed Embedded Systems

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This book introduces the state-of-the-art in research in parallel and distributed embedded systems, which have been enabled by developments in silicon technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), wireless communications, computer networking, and digital electronics. These systems have diverse applications in domains including military and defense, medical, automotive, and unmanned autonomous vehicles. The emphasis of the book is on the modeling and optimization of emerging parallel and distributed embedded systems in relation to the three key design metrics of performance, power and dependability. Key features: Includes an embedded wireless sensor networks case study to help illustrate the modeling and optimization of distributed embedded systems. Provides an analysis of multi-core/many-core based embedded systems to explain the modeling and optimization of parallel embedded systems. Features an application metrics estimation model; Markov modeling for fault tolerance and analysis; and queueing theoretic modeling for performance evaluation. Discusses optimization approaches for distributed wireless sensor networks; high-performance and energy-efficient techniques at the architecture, middleware and software levels for parallel multicore-based embedded systems; and dynamic optimization methodologies. Highlights research challenges and future research directions. The book is primarily aimed at researchers in embedded systems; however, it will also serve as an invaluable reference to senior undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in embedded systems research.
Charlotte Danielson, Thomas L McGreal Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice Charlotte Danielson, Thomas L McGreal Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice Новинка

Charlotte Danielson, Thomas L McGreal Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice

Teacher evaluation--a term that brings fear, anticipation, stress, anxiety, or even boredom to the hearts of teachers and administrators everywhere. How can we reinvent teacher evaluation so that it really makes a difference--so that everyone in school benefits from it, so that teachers and administrators learn from it, so that students succeed as a result of it? The bad news is that many schools and districts seem to be stuck in old ruts, involving The Observation, The Behavior Checklist, and The Conference. The good news is that many districts have paved the way for teacher evaluation to actually become professional development, by using a three-track evaluation system:* Track I, for beginning teachers, promotes growth and new learning through mentoring, frequent observations, and support systems.* Track II, for tenured teachers--that is, most teachers in the system--promotes professional learning experiences through self-assessment, goal setting, data collection, formative evaluations, study groups, action plans, and evaluation in which teachers play an active role.* Track III, for tenured teachers needing assistance, focuses on remediating difficulties and recommending further action.More good news: Through concrete examples, useful forms, and assessment tools, this book provides a clear roadmap to effective teacher evaluation systems that combine quality assurance with professional development for all teachers.
Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure Новинка

Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure

W. Edwards Deming referred the 'understanding of systems' as being a key principle for quality thinking. In this instance, as it currently stands the organisation under examination is operating two major units: A business unit and an educational unit. This is reflected in the current method of organisational evaluation as shown throughout this research, with the use of two separate evaluation methods: the Baldrige Educational Performance Excellence Criteria and New Zealand Educational Authority's required Six Tertiary Evaluation Indicators. Through the development of a single evaluation tool the needs of the 'whole' organisation can be determined, which will aid in the deployment of resources and innovation to ensure the whole organisation benefits. Presently from the information obtained through the two separate evaluation methods, innovation and advancement made in one unit will have adverse effects on another.
Lina Laubisch Debate about alternative monetary systems. Silvio Gesell, John Maynard Keynes, Irving Fisher Lina Laubisch Debate about alternative monetary systems. Silvio Gesell, John Maynard Keynes, Irving Fisher Новинка

Lina Laubisch Debate about alternative monetary systems. Silvio Gesell, John Maynard Keynes, Irving Fisher

Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Economics - Monetary theory and policy, grade: 1,0, Berlin School of Economics and Law, course: International Finance, language: English, abstract: Due to the instability of current financial and monetary markets worldwide and the dysfunctions of current capitalism, this Master's thesis studies alternative monetary systems. The objective of this paper is to debate about historical as well as current alternative monetary systems and to evaluate their concept, theory and success.First of all, the theoretical approaches to the problems of monetary systems of Silvio Gesell, John Maynard Keynes and Irving Fisher will be analyzed. Furthermore, a critical acclaim will be subjected by discussing the advantages and disadvantages of these reforms. Finally, the theories of the three economists will be compared in order to define similarities and differences. In the second main part, this thesis aims out exploring alternative monetary systems which have been implemented into practice. In the course of this analysis two historical case studies as well as seven current ones will be described and evaluated. The historical alternative monetary systems are based on Gesell's approach and the current systems represent complementary currency systems. The aim of this evaluation is to identify if alternative monetary systems can offer an added value for the economy and society. In the last chapter, this paper also aims out exploring if ...
Yacov Haimes Y. Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems Yacov Haimes Y. Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems Новинка

Yacov Haimes Y. Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems

A comprehensive guide to the theory, methodology, and development for modeling systems of systems Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems examines the complexity of, and the risk to, emergent interconnected and interdependent complex systems of systems in the natural and the constructed environment, and in its critical infrastructures. For systems modelers, this book focuses on what constitutes complexity and how to understand, model and manage it.Previous modeling methods for complex systems of systems were aimed at developing theory and methodologies for uncoupling the interdependencies and interconnections that characterize them. In this book, the author extends the above by utilizing public- and private- sector case studies; identifies, explores, and exploits the core of interdependencies; and seeks to understand their essence via the states of the system, and their dominant contributions to the complexity of systems of systems. The book proposes a reevaluation of fundamental and practical systems engineering and risk analysis concepts on complex systems of systems developed over the past 40 years. This important resource: Updates and streamlines systems engineering theory, methodology, and practice as applied to complex systems of systems Introduces modeling methodology inspired by philosophical and conceptual thinking from the arts and sciences Models the complexity of emergent interdependent and interconnected complex systems of systems by analyzing their shared states, decisions, resources, and decisionmakers Written for systems engineers, industrial engineers, managers, planners, academics and other professionals in engineering systems and the environment,this text is the resource for understanding the fundamental principles of modeling and managing complex systems of systems, and the risk thereto.
Melba Kurman Fabricated. The New World of 3D Printing Melba Kurman Fabricated. The New World of 3D Printing Новинка

Melba Kurman Fabricated. The New World of 3D Printing

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Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. Fabricated describes our emerging world of printable products, where people design and 3D print their own creations as easily as they edit an online document. A 3D printer transforms digital information into a physical object by carrying out instructions from an electronic design file, or 'blueprint.' Guided by a design file, a 3D printer lays down layer after layer of a raw material to 'print' out an object. That's not the whole story, however. The magic happens when you plug a 3D printer into today’s mind-boggling digital technologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electronic circuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech and voila! The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation. Fabricated takes the reader onto a rich and fulfilling journey that explores how 3D printing is poised to impact nearly every part of our lives. Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popular science and novel technology, Fabricated will provide readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question 'how will this technology change my life?' Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers an informative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printing now and in the future.
Bruno Sericola Markov Chains. Theory and Applications Bruno Sericola Markov Chains. Theory and Applications Новинка

Bruno Sericola Markov Chains. Theory and Applications

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Markov chains are a fundamental class of stochastic processes. They are widely used to solve problems in a large number of domains such as operational research, computer science, communication networks and manufacturing systems. The success of Markov chains is mainly due to their simplicity of use, the large number of available theoretical results and the quality of algorithms developed for the numerical evaluation of many metrics of interest. The author presents the theory of both discrete-time and continuous-time homogeneous Markov chains. He carefully examines the explosion phenomenon, the Kolmogorov equations, the convergence to equilibrium and the passage time distributions to a state and to a subset of states. These results are applied to birth-and-death processes. He then proposes a detailed study of the uniformization technique by means of Banach algebra. This technique is used for the transient analysis of several queuing systems. Contents 1. Discrete-Time Markov Chains 2. Continuous-Time Markov Chains 3. Birth-and-Death Processes 4. Uniformization 5. Queues About the Authors Bruno Sericola is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique in France. His main research activity is in performance evaluation of computer and communication systems, dependability analysis of fault-tolerant systems and stochastic models.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States. Effects and Adaptation U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States. Effects and Adaptation Новинка

U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States. Effects and Adaptation

Increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), rising temperatures, and altered precipitation patterns will affect agricultural productivity. Increases in temperature coupled with more variable precipitation will reduce productivity of crops, and these effects will outweigh the benefits of increasing carbon dioxide. Effects will vary among annual and perennial crops, and regions of the United States; however, all production systems will be affected to some degree by climate change. Agricultural systems depend upon reliable water sources, and the pattern and potential magnitude of precipitation changes is not well understood, thus adding considerable uncertainty to assessment efforts. Livestock production systems are vulnerable to temperature stresses. An animal's ability to adjust its metabolic rate to cope with temperature extremes can lead to reduced productivity and in extreme cases death.
Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Новинка

Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131

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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). NDE is an official publication of AEA and has been a crucial means for the Association to foster and promote the professionalization of evaluation through thematic discussions of theory and practice in evaluation. NDE was first published in 1978 under the name New Directions for Program Evaluation, although the title became New Directions for Evaluation in 1995 in acknowledgement of the broader scope of evaluation.
Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Новинка

Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131

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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). NDE is an official publication of AEA and has been a crucial means for the Association to foster and promote the professionalization of evaluation through thematic discussions of theory and practice in evaluation. NDE was first published in 1978 under the name New Directions for Program Evaluation, although the title became New Directions for Evaluation in 1995 in acknowledgement of the broader scope of evaluation.
Patrick Millot Designing Human-machine Cooperation Systems Patrick Millot Designing Human-machine Cooperation Systems Новинка

Patrick Millot Designing Human-machine Cooperation Systems

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This book, on the ergonomics of human−machine systems, is aimed at engineers specializing in informatics, automation, production or robotics, who are faced with a significant dilemma during the conception of human−machine systems. On the one hand, the human operator guarantees the reliability of the system and has been known to salvage numerous critical situations through an ability to reason in unplanned, imprecise and uncertain situations; on the other hand, the human operator can be unpredictable and create disturbances in the automated system. The first part of the book is dedicated to the methods of human-centered design, from three different points of view, the various chapters focusing on models developed by human engineers and functional models to explain human behavior in their environment, models of cognitive psychology and models in the domain of automobile driving. Part 2 develops the methods of evaluation of the human−machine systems, looking at the evaluation of the activity of the human operator at work and human error analysis methods. Finally, Part 3 is dedicated to human−machine cooperation, where the authors show that a cooperative agent comprises a know-how and a so-called know-how-to-cooperate and show the way to design and evaluate that cooperation in real industrial contexts.
Sharma Vidushi Traffic Management and Performance Evaluation of Information Systems Sharma Vidushi Traffic Management and Performance Evaluation of Information Systems Новинка

Sharma Vidushi Traffic Management and Performance Evaluation of Information Systems

Information Systems have brought revolution in the working of industries, corporate and have transformed the life style of human being in the present times. The key necessity of information systems is proper information gathering, processing and distribution that depend on two major technologies, computers and communication. Communication systems are dependent on the networks and other various technologies. Wireless networks and photonic networks provide high speed communication. Wireless technology has become one of the fastest growing telecommunication segments. Wireless communication networks such as cellular, satellite and cordless phones, as well as Wireless Local Loops (WLLs) have found widespread use and have become an essential tool for numerous people in their daily life. Information system based applications include e-commerce, supply chain, Video on Demand systems etc. Study of traffic management and performance evaluation of these systems will help in improving these systems to cater to future requirements.
Nabil Fouad A. Bauphysik-Kalender 2013. Schwerpunkt - Nachhaltigkeit und Energieeffizienz Nabil Fouad A. Bauphysik-Kalender 2013. Schwerpunkt - Nachhaltigkeit und Energieeffizienz Новинка

Nabil Fouad A. Bauphysik-Kalender 2013. Schwerpunkt - Nachhaltigkeit und Energieeffizienz

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Aspects of sustainability now determine the direction of futuristic building designs. Parts 1 to 10 of the energy efficiency standard DIN V 18599 are commented for the practice. In addition: certification systems and building energy standards for the evaluation of sustainability.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Charles McLean, Y. Tina Lee Modeling and Simulation of Healthcare Systems for Homeland Security Applications U.S. Department of Commerce, Charles McLean, Y. Tina Lee Modeling and Simulation of Healthcare Systems for Homeland Security Applications Новинка

U.S. Department of Commerce, Charles McLean, Y. Tina Lee Modeling and Simulation of Healthcare Systems for Homeland Security Applications

Healthcare System models and simulations may be used to support analysis, planning, and training needs for the healthcare institutions, epidemics, and other healthcare-related emergencies. Simulation models may be used to understand healthcare systems, interdependencies with other systems, their vulnerabilities, and the impact of emergency incidents on the population and healthcare community. These models and simulations will also be used to support training exercises, performance measurement, conceptual design, impact evaluation, response planning, analysis, acquisition, conceptualizing and evaluating new systems, vulnerability analysis, economic impact, and determining interdependencies between healthcare and other infrastructure systems. The goal of this document is to capture the current knowledge and information resources that can serve as a common baseline for researchers and developers of models and simulations of healthcare systems for homeland security applications.
Ryan Donnelly F. Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery Ryan Donnelly F. Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery Новинка

Ryan Donnelly F. Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery

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This research book covers the major aspects relating to the use of novel delivery systems in enhancing both transdermal and intradermal drug delivery. It provides a review of transdermal and intradermal drug delivery, including the history of the field and the various methods employed to produce delivery systems from different materials such as device design, construction and evaluation, so as to provide a sound background to the use of novel systems in enhanced delivery applications. Furthermore, it presents in-depth analyses of recent developments in this exponentially growing field, with a focus on microneedle arrays, needle-free injections, nanoparticulate systems and peptide-carrier-type systems. It also covers conventional physical enhancement strategies, such as tape-stripping, sonophoresis, iontophoresis, electroporation and thermal/suction/laser ablation Discussions about the penetration of the stratum corneum by the various novel strategies highlight the importance of the application method. Comprehensive and critical reviews of transdermal and intradermal delivery research using such systems focus on the outcomes of in vivoanimal and human studies. The book includes laboratory, clinical and commercial case studies featuring safety and patient acceptability studies carried out to date, and depicts a growing area for use of these novel systems is in intradermal vaccine delivery. The final chapters review recent patents in this field and describe the work ongoing in industry.
Francine Krief Communicating Embedded Systems. Networks Applications Francine Krief Communicating Embedded Systems. Networks Applications Новинка

Francine Krief Communicating Embedded Systems. Networks Applications

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Embedded systems become more and more complex and require having some knowledge in various disciplines such as electronics, data processing, telecommunications and networks. Without detailing all the aspects related to the design of embedded systems, this book, which was written by specialists in electronics, data processing and telecommunications and networks, gives an interesting point of view of communication techniques and problems in embedded systems. This choice is easily justified by the fact that embedded systems are today massively communicating and that telecommunications and networks constitute the main sector of embedded systems.
Francine Krief Communicating Embedded Systems. Networks Applications Francine Krief Communicating Embedded Systems. Networks Applications Новинка

Francine Krief Communicating Embedded Systems. Networks Applications

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Embedded systems become more and more complex and require having some knowledge in various disciplines such as electronics, data processing, telecommunications and networks. Without detailing all the aspects related to the design of embedded systems, this book, which was written by specialists in electronics, data processing and telecommunications and networks, gives an interesting point of view of communication techniques and problems in embedded systems. This choice is easily justified by the fact that embedded systems are today massively communicating and that telecommunications and networks constitute the main sector of embedded systems.
Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Новинка

Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134

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Hear from evaluation practitioners throughout Latin America. In this region program evaluation is an emergent practice, one that is shaped by distinctive geopolitical and social contexts and has its own intellectual biography. Through a selection of writings and cases this issue provides a window on program evaluation in this region. The articles indicate a range of experiences and concerns that respond to the countries’ unique histories and cultures. Articles by evaluators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru illustrate new directions and are grouped around the following themes: Strategic use of evaluation in public policies and active citizenship Innovative project evaluation examples Evaluation capacity building and institutionalization. The widespread development of participatory or actor-oriented approaches, based on qualitative methodologies that have a particularly Latin American stamp, are emphasized in this issue. This is the 134th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Montrosse-Moorhead Bianca Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 142 Montrosse-Moorhead Bianca Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 142 Новинка

Montrosse-Moorhead Bianca Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 142

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This issue discusses ways of constructing, organizing, and managing arguments for evaluation. Not focued solely on the logic of evaluation or predictive validity, it discusses the various elements needed to construct evaluation arguments that are compelling and influential by virtue of the truth, beauty, and justice they express. Through exposition, original research, critical reflection, and application to case examples, the authors present tools, perspectives, and guides to help evaluators navigate the complex contexts of evaluation in the 21st century. This is the 142nd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Ernest R. House Evaluating with Validity (PB) Ernest R. House Evaluating with Validity (PB) Новинка

Ernest R. House Evaluating with Validity (PB)

This reissued book is one of the key works that influenced and shaped the contemporary evaluation field. The book developed a new, expanded conception of the validity of evaluation studies, based on broad criteria of truth, beauty, and justice. It also presented a widely-used typology of evaluation approaches and critiqued these approaches with the validity criteria. Its long term influence is demonstrated by the book, (published in 1980) and criteria being prominently featured in the overall theme for the forthcoming American Evaluation Association's annual conference in November, 2010.
Patrick Prouzet Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change Patrick Prouzet Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change Новинка

Patrick Prouzet Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change

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This volume provides various examples and dimensions, chemical, biological, climatic, or related to extreme (hazards). It describes, by reciprocity, the vulnerability of ecosystems, resources, heritage, human health and, consequently, economic and social sectors. it considers climate scenarios and socio-economic status indicators research, design strategies and patterns of adaptation, development of innovative monitoring systems, analysis of perceptions of major hazards and valuation of ecosystem services.
Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138 Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138 Новинка

Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138

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Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. This issue explores advances in understanding mixed methods in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms and presents specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a result of the evaluation findings. This is the 138th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Michael Patton Quinn Pedagogy of Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 155 Michael Patton Quinn Pedagogy of Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 155 Новинка

Michael Patton Quinn Pedagogy of Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 155

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As pedagogy is the study of teaching, pedagogy of evaluation examines how and what evaluation teaches. This volume is inspired by the works of Paulo Freire who believed that all interactions between people are pedagogical: something is always being taught, conveyed, and proselytized (the same could be said of evaluation). Freirean principles, though articulated nearly 50 years ago, offer and affirm future directions for dealing with inequality, poverty, social injustice, community development, education, and, to the point here, evaluation. The principles remain fresh and timely, and new. Divided into three parts, the editors invite you to use Freire?s works to reflect on your pedagogy of evaluation. Contemporaries of Paulo Freire present his pedagogy Pedagogical principles of evaluation derived from Freire Freire?s current evaluation influence illustrated This is the 155th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Frans Bruijn J.de Stress and Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression and Adaptation in Bacteria, 2 Volume Set Frans Bruijn J.de Stress and Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression and Adaptation in Bacteria, 2 Volume Set Новинка

Frans Bruijn J.de Stress and Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression and Adaptation in Bacteria, 2 Volume Set

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Bacteria in various habitats are subject to continuously changing environmental conditions, such as nutrient deprivation, heat and cold stress, UV radiation, oxidative stress, dessication, acid stress, nitrosative stress, cell envelope stress, heavy metal exposure, osmotic stress, and others. In order to survive, they have to respond to these conditions by adapting their physiology through sometimes drastic changes in gene expression. In addition they may adapt by changing their morphology, forming biofilms, fruiting bodies or spores, filaments, Viable But Not Culturable (VBNC) cells or moving away from stress compounds via chemotaxis. Changes in gene expression constitute the main component of the bacterial response to stress and environmental changes, and involve a myriad of different mechanisms, including (alternative) sigma factors, bi- or tri-component regulatory systems, small non-coding RNA’s, chaperones, CHRIS-Cas systems, DNA repair, toxin-antitoxin systems, the stringent response, efflux pumps, alarmones, and modulation of the cell envelope or membranes, to name a few. Many regulatory elements are conserved in different bacteria; however there are endless variations on the theme and novel elements of gene regulation in bacteria inhabiting particular environments are constantly being discovered. Especially in (pathogenic) bacteria colonizing the human body a plethora of bacterial responses to innate stresses such as pH, reactive nitrogen and oxygen species and antibiotic stress are being described. An attempt is made to not only cover model systems but give a broad overview of the stress-responsive regulatory systems in a variety of bacteria, including medically important bacteria, where elucidation of certain aspects of these systems could lead to treatment strategies of the pathogens. Many of the regulatory systems being uncovered are specific, but there is also considerable “cross-talk” between different circuits. Stress and Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression and Adaptation in Bacteria is a comprehensive two-volume work bringing together both review and original research articles on key topics in stress and environmental control of gene expression in bacteria. Volume One contains key overview chapters, as well as content on one/two/three component regulatory systems and stress responses, sigma factors and stress responses, small non-coding RNAs and stress responses, toxin-antitoxin systems and stress responses, stringent response to stress, responses to UV irradiation, SOS and double stranded systems repair systems and stress, adaptation to both oxidative and osmotic stress, and desiccation tolerance and drought stress. Volume Two covers heat shock responses, chaperonins and stress, cold shock responses, adaptation to acid stress, nitrosative stress, and envelope stress, as well as iron homeostasis, metal resistance, quorum sensing, chemotaxis and biofilm formation, and viable but not culturable (VBNC) cells. Covering the full breadth of current stress and environmental control of gene expression studies and expanding it towards future advances in the field, these two volumes are a one-stop reference for (non) medical molecular geneticists interested in gene regulation under stress.
Bo Zhu Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems Bo Zhu Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems Новинка

Bo Zhu Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems

This text explores formation control of vehicle systems and introduces three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems offers a review of the core concepts of dynamics and control and examines the dynamics and control aspects of formation control in order to study a wide spectrum of dynamic vehicle systems such as spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and robots. The text puts the focus on formation control that enables and stabilizes formation configuration, as well as formation reconfiguration of these vehicle systems. The authors develop a uniform paradigm of describing vehicle systems’ dynamic behaviour that addresses both individual vehicle’s motion and overall group’s movement, as well as interactions between vehicles. The authors explain how the design of proper control techniques regulate the formation motion of these vehicles and the development of a system level decision-making strategy that increases the level of autonomy for the entire group of vehicles to carry out their missions. The text is filled with illustrative case studies in the domains of space, aerial and robotics. • Contains uniform coverage of «formation» dynamic systems development • Presents representative case studies in selected applications in the space, aerial and robotic systems domains • Introduces an experimental platform of using laboratory three-degree-of-freedom helicopters with step-by-step instructions as an example • Provides open source example models and simulation codes • Includes notes and further readings that offer details on relevant research topics, recent progress and further developments in the field Written for researchers and academics in robotics and unmanned systems looking at motion synchronization and formation problems, Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems is a vital resource that explores the motion synchronization and formation control of vehicle systems as represented by three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems.
Akritidu Joanna Impacts of Climate Change on agricultural systems in Fiji Akritidu Joanna Impacts of Climate Change on agricultural systems in Fiji Новинка

Akritidu Joanna Impacts of Climate Change on agricultural systems in Fiji

This work investigates the extent of climate change impacts on agricultural system in Fiji and the vulnerability of rural communities. The survey is focusing on three main agricultural areas on Fiji's main Island Viti Levu: Nausori, Sigatoka Valley and Vitogo (Lautoka). This research was carried out within the scope of the regional programme "Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region" implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).
Craig Adam Forensic Evidence in Court. Evaluation and Scientific Opinion Craig Adam Forensic Evidence in Court. Evaluation and Scientific Opinion Новинка

Craig Adam Forensic Evidence in Court. Evaluation and Scientific Opinion

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The interpretation and evaluation of scientific evidence and its presentation in a court of law is central both to the role of the forensic scientist as an expert witness and to the interests of justice. This book aims to provide a thorough and detailed discussion of the principles and practice of evidence interpretation and evaluation by using real cases by way of illustration. The presentation is appropriate for students of forensic science or related disciplines at advanced undergraduate and master's level or for practitioners engaged in continuing professional development activity. The book is structured in three sections. The first sets the scene by describing and debating the issues around the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence presented to the court. In the second section, the principles underpinning interpretation and evaluation are explained, including discussion of those formal statistical methods founded on Bayesian inference. The following chapters present perspectives on the evaluation and presentation of evidence in the context of a single type or class of scientific evidence, from DNA to the analysis of documents. For each, the science underpinning the analysis and interpretation of the forensic materials is explained, followed by the presentation of cases which illustrate the variety of approaches that have been taken in providing expert scientific opinion.
Inna Kotchourova Evaluation and Extension of Mathematical Models of P2P Systems Inna Kotchourova Evaluation and Extension of Mathematical Models of P2P Systems Новинка

Inna Kotchourova Evaluation and Extension of Mathematical Models of P2P Systems

Master's Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Computer Science - General, grade: 1,3, Technical University of Darmstadt, 47 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this thesis existing mathematical models for P2P systems are presented and evaluated. Thereby the search efficiency in structured and unstructured P2P overlays, the features and restrictions in P2P streaming applications, the service capacity in P2P file sharing systems, content download and replication times in P2P networks and many other issues are investigated.Furthermore the new extended model, possibly combining the most essential characteristics of P2P systems in a consistent way is presented. The characteristicsobserved in the new model are categorized in three groups according to the P2P system properties being described: the overlay parameters, the characteristics of participating peers and the resource and service characteristics.Thereafter the objectives, regulated by P2P applications' users and providers, and aspects of underlying P2P systems they are interested in are observed. We consider the P2P applications Skype, Joost and KaZaA, differentiating between the application users and providers, and analyzing the technical view on the P2P system characteristics.A wide variety of existing P2P systems integrating the insights of distributed systems, databases, complexity theory and many other research areas raised inconsistencies and incompatibilities in used terminologies ...
Markus Beyreder Special Variants of (Tissue) P Systems Markus Beyreder Special Variants of (Tissue) P Systems Новинка

Markus Beyreder Special Variants of (Tissue) P Systems

The formalism of P systems was introduced by Gheorghe Paun under the name of membrane systems about ten years ago, yet just recently new derivation modes and halting conditions have been proposed. For developing comparable results, a formal description of their functioning, in particular, of a derivation step was necessary. A general formal framework of networks of cells was introduced to capture most of the essential features of static (tissue) P systems and to define their functioning in a formal way. In this book, the formal framework is extended by some new examples as well as by new halting methods and derivation modes. With non-halting computations, we even can go beyond Turing computability. P systems with non-co-operative rules and the maximally parallel derivation mode characterize families of sets of natural numbers defined by Lindenmayer systems when considering the results obtained in a specific output cell in every derivation step during any computation. With the new derivation mode of 1-restricted minimal parallelism, we are able to model spiking neural P systems as well as purely catalytic P systems as networks of cells.
Craig Langston Sustainable Building Adaptation. Innovations in Decision-making Craig Langston Sustainable Building Adaptation. Innovations in Decision-making Новинка

Craig Langston Sustainable Building Adaptation. Innovations in Decision-making

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How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by local and state governments worldwide. In most developed countries we now spend more on building adaptation than on new construction and there is an urgent need for greater knowledge and awareness of what happens to commercial buildings over time. Sustainable Building Adaptation: innovations in decision-making is a significant contribution to understanding best practice in sustainable adaptations to existing commercial buildings by offering new knowledge-based theoretical and practical insights. Models used are grounded in results of case studies conducted within three collaborative construction project team settings in Australia and the Netherlands, and exemplars are drawn from the Americas, Asia, Japan, Korea and Europe to demonstrate the application of the knowledge more broadly. Results clearly demonstrate that the new models can assist with informed decision-making in adaptation that challenges some of the prevailing solutions based on empirical approaches and which do not accommodate the sustainability dimension. The emphasis is on demonstrating how the new knowledge can be applied by practitioners to deliver professionally relevant outcomes. The book offers guidance towards a balanced approach that incorporates sustainable and optimal approaches for effective management of sustainable adaptation of existing commercial buildings.
Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Новинка

Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

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An updated guide to the core concepts of program evaluation This updated edition of Program Evaluation in Practice covers the core concepts of program evaluation and uses case studies to touch on real-world issues that arise when conducting an evaluation project. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples written in accessible terms and provides a wide variety of evaluation projects that can be used for discussion, analysis, and reflection. The book addresses foundations and theories of evaluation, tools and methods for collecting data, writing of reports, and the sharing of findings. The discussion questions and class activities at the end of each chapter are designed to help process the information in that chapter and to integrate the information from the other chapters, thus facilitating the learning process. As useful for students as it is for evaluators in training, Program Evaluation in Practice is a must-have text for those aspiring to be effective evaluators. Includes expanded discussion of basic theories and approaches to program evaluation Features a new chapter on objective-based evaluation and a new section on ethics in program evaluation Provides more detailed information and in-depth description for each case, including evaluation approaches, fresh references, new readings, and the new Joint Committee Standards for Evaluation
Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR Новинка

Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR

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A succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) are design and evaluation methods that have replaced or offered alternatives to other traditional methods as the new standards for designing and load-rating U.S. highway bridges. Bridge Design and Evaluation covers complete bridge systems (substructure and superstructure) in one succinct, manageable package. It presents real-world bridge examples demonstrating both their design and evaluation using LRFD and LRFR. Designed for a 3- to 4-credit undergraduate or graduate-level course, it presents the fundamentals of the topic without expanding needlessly into advanced or specialized topics. Important features include: Exclusive focus on LRFD and LRFR Hundreds of photographs and figures of real bridges to connect the theoretical with the practical Design and evaluation examples from real bridges including actual bridge plans and drawings and design methodologies Numerous exercise problems Specific design for a 3- to 4-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level The only bridge engineering textbook to cover the important topics of bridge evaluation and rating Bridge Design and Evaluation is the most up-to-date and inclusive introduction available for students in civil engineering specializing in structural and transportation engineering.
Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications Новинка

Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications

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The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfect for classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluation reference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation field and program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the most widely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs and the inclusion of the latest literature from the field, this Second Edition is an essential update for professionals and students who want to stay current. Understanding and choosing evaluation approaches is critical to many professions, and Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition is the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widely considered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe 23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition, transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumer feedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition facilitates the process of planning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. The highlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers to the most important references for each topic. Learning objectives, review questions, student exercises, and instructor support materials complete the collection of tools. Choosing from evaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, but Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition updates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research, making this complex field accessible in just one book.
Singh Pradeep, Khosa Ratan Lal, Mishra Garima Pharmacognosy And Phytopharmacology Of Costus Speciosus Koen Singh Pradeep, Khosa Ratan Lal, Mishra Garima Pharmacognosy And Phytopharmacology Of Costus Speciosus Koen Новинка

Singh Pradeep, Khosa Ratan Lal, Mishra Garima Pharmacognosy And Phytopharmacology Of Costus Speciosus Koen

With the emerging worldwide interests in adopting and studying traditional systems and exploiting their potential based on different health care systems, the evaluation of the rich heritage of traditional medicine is essential. From the innumerable plants being researched since time immemorial, Costus speciosus is an important one. The present book was aimed at pharmacognostical, preliminary phytochemical and pharmacological evaluations of the aerial parts of Costus speciosus Koen.
Evergreen Stephanie Data Visualization, Part 2. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 140 Evergreen Stephanie Data Visualization, Part 2. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 140 Новинка

Evergreen Stephanie Data Visualization, Part 2. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 140

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This issue delivers concrete suggestions for optimally using data visualization in evaluation, as well as suggestions for best practices in data visualization design. It focuses on specific quantitative and qualitative data visualization approaches that include data dashboards, graphic recording, and geographic information systems (GIS). Readers will get a step-by-step process for designing an effective data dashboard system for programs and organizations, and various suggestions to improve their utility. The next section illustrates the role that graphic recording can play in helping programs and evaluators understand and communicate the mission and impact that an intervention is having in a democratic and culturally competent way. The GIS section provides specific examples of how mapped data can be used to understand program implementation and effectiveness, and the influence that the environment has on these outcomes. Discusses best practices that inform and shape our data visualization design choices Highlights the best use of each tool/approach Provides suggestions for effective practice Discuss the strengths and limitations of each approach in evaluation practice This is the 140th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Коллектив авторов INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities Коллектив авторов INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities Новинка

Коллектив авторов INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities

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A detailed and thorough reference on the discipline and practice of systems engineering The objective of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook is to describe key process activities performed by systems engineers and other engineering professionals throughout the life cycle of a system. The book covers a wide range of fundamental system concepts that broaden the thinking of the systems engineering practitioner, such as system thinking, system science, life cycle management, specialty engineering, system of systems, and agile and iterative methods. This book also defines the discipline and practice of systems engineering for students and practicing professionals alike, providing an authoritative reference that is acknowledged worldwide. The latest edition of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook: Is consistent with ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems and software engineering—System life cycle processes and the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) Has been updated to include the latest concepts of the INCOSE working groups Is the body of knowledge for the INCOSE Certification Process This book is ideal for any engineering professional who has an interest in or needs to apply systems engineering practices. This includes the experienced systems engineer who needs a convenient reference, a product engineer or engineer in another discipline who needs to perform systems engineering, a new systems engineer, or anyone interested in learning more about systems engineering.
Klaus Buchholz Biocatalysts and Enzyme Technology Klaus Buchholz Biocatalysts and Enzyme Technology Новинка

Klaus Buchholz Biocatalysts and Enzyme Technology

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This second edition of a bestselling textbook offers an instructive and comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of biocatalysis and enzyme technology. The book now contains about 40% more printed content. Three chapters are completely new, while the others have been thoroughly updated, and a section with problems and solutions as well as new case studies have been added. Following an introduction to the history of enzyme applications, the text goes on to cover in depth enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, production, recovery, characterization and design by protein engineering. The authors treat a broad range of applications of soluble and immobilized biocatalysts, including wholecell systems, the use of non-aqueous reaction systems, applications in organic synthesis, bioreactor design and reaction engineering. Methods to estimate the sustainability, important internet resources and their evaluation, and legislation concerning the use of biocatalysts are also covered.
Camilo Olaya Social Systems Engineering. The Design of Complexity Camilo Olaya Social Systems Engineering. The Design of Complexity Новинка

Camilo Olaya Social Systems Engineering. The Design of Complexity

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Uniquely reflects an engineering view to social systems in a wide variety of contexts of application Social Systems Engineering: The Design of Complexity brings together a wide variety of application approaches to social systems from an engineering viewpoint. The book defines a social system as any complex system formed by human beings. Focus is given to the importance of systems intervention design for specific and singular settings, the possibilities of engineering thinking and methods, the use of computational models in particular contexts, and the development of portfolios of solutions. Furthermore, this book considers both technical, human and social perspectives, which are crucial to solving complex problems. Social Systems Engineering: The Design of Complexity provides modelling examples to explore the design aspect of social systems. Various applications are explored in a variety of areas, such as urban systems, health care systems, socio-economic systems, and environmental systems. It covers important topics such as organizational design, modelling and intervention in socio-economic systems, participatory and/or community-based modelling, application of systems engineering tools to social problems, applications of computational behavioral modeling, computational modelling and management of complexity, and more. Highlights an engineering view to social systems (as opposed to a “scientific” view) that stresses the importance of systems intervention design for specific and singular settings Divulges works where the design, re-design, and transformation of social systems constitute the main aim, and where joint considerations of both technical and social perspectives are deemed important in solving social problems Features an array of applied cases that illustrate the application of social systems engineering in different domains Social Systems Engineering: The Design of Complexity is an excellent text for academics and graduate students in engineering and social science—specifically, economists, political scientists, anthropologists, and management scientists with an interest in finding systematic ways to intervene and improve social systems.
Dan Serbanescu Challenges of Defining In-Depth and Safety Margin Concepts Dan Serbanescu Challenges of Defining In-Depth and Safety Margin Concepts Новинка

Dan Serbanescu Challenges of Defining In-Depth and Safety Margin Concepts

Scientific Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Engineering - Nuclear Engineering, grade: 2, , language: English, abstract: The paper presents results on the evaluation performed by the author for durationof two decades in various Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) safety projects. The focus is on the lessons learnt from the perspective of the evaluation of Safety Margins (SM) and Defense in depth (DiD). SM and DiD are two closely related concepts in the evaluation of NPP safety issues, that evolved in the last decades. They are again under scrutiny for potential adaptation to the lessons learnt from the operating experience andmajor accidents. One important direction in the review of the SM and DiD concepts is related to their better description and quantification, as well as the methodologies used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements in force for them. This review is also connected with the existing efforts to define better the SM in light with the extension of design conditions.The use of the complementary features of the deterministic and probabilistic methods, as well as of the feedback from operation for the evaluation of safety margins and the review / extension of the design conditions is illustrated for some examples from different projects in which the author took part. The paper presents some significant for the topic of SM and DiD from various projects. The paper presents aspects related to the process of evaluation of SM and DiD, the adopted strategies, the...
Model Based Reasoning in Science and Engineering Model Based Reasoning in Science and Engineering Новинка

Model Based Reasoning in Science and Engineering

The study of creative, diagnostic, visual, spatial, analogical, and temporal reasoning has demonstrated that there are many ways of performing intelligent and creative reasoning that cannot be described with the help only of traditional notions of reasoning such as classical logic. Understanding the contribution of modeling practices to discovery and conceptual change in science requires expanding scientific reasoning to include complex forms of creative reasoning that are not always successful and can lead to incorrect solutions. The study of these heuristic ways of reasoning is situated at the crossroads of philosophy, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and logic; that is, at the heart of cognitive science. There are several key ingredients common to the various forms of model-based reasoning. The term "model" comprises both internal and external representations. The models are intended as interpretations of target physical systems, processes, phenomena, or situations. The models are retrieved or constructed on the basis of potentially satisfying salient constraints of the target domain. Moreover, in the modeling process, various forms of abstraction are used. Evaluation and adaptation take place in light of structural, causal, and/or functional constraints. Model simulation can be used to produce new states and enable evaluation of behaviors and other factors. Several of the papers in this volume aim at increasing epistemological knowledge about the rol...
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers an introduction to program evaluation. This comprehensive textbook covers topics such as stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps in the evaluation process. The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors illustrate the circumstances under which each evaluation model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data. This revision includes substantially increased coverage of theory, methodological approaches, the business of evaluation, the evaluator's role and responsibilities, RFPs and the grants process, logic models, data analysis, and writing the evaluation report. Also included are new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, health, and human services. Throughout the book, charts, graphs, models, and lists help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept. Praise for the Previous Edition of The ABCs of Evaluation «A useful general overview of the evaluation process. I would recommend it to program or project managers wanting to know more about the process of evaluation.» —American Journal of Evaluation «All students (and practitioners) should have this in their library; they will use it frequently.» —Patricia McGee, PhD, associate professor, University of Texas, San Antonio Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/Boulmetis
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Can courts and judges be evaluated? Or are the ideals of justice incompatible with quality measurement? These questions are addressed by research into the experience of nine European countries. Issues of independence and accountability are analysed by examining the role of the courts as a branch of government that maintains legitimacy and authority as well as providing a public service. This appreciation broadens the conception of accountability, while highlighting that independence is but a means to the end of impartiality. The interests, values and traditions of the law, public management and civil society are each recognised as being relevant to judicial evaluation. The criteria proposed for the effective evaluation of courts include a respect for the core values and roles of courts, a meaningful place for all actors, including the public, and means to ensure that evaluations have consequences in the day to day operations of justice systems. Drawing on practical examples, the book concludes with proposals that may enhance impartiality, accountability and democracy in the administration of justice.
Roosa Laitinen Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation Roosa Laitinen Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation Новинка

Roosa Laitinen Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation

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Plants are forced to adapt for a variety of reasons— protection, reproductive viability, and environmental and climatic changes. Computational tools and molecular advances have provided researchers with significant new insights into the molecular basis of plant adaptation. Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation provides a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of these different mechanisms underlying adaptation to these challenges to plant survival. Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation opens with a chapter that explores the latest technological advances used in plant adaptation research, providing readers with an overview of high-throughput technologies and their applications. The chapters that follow cover the latest developments on using natural variation to dissect genetic, epigenetic and metabolic responses of plant adaptation. Subsequent chapters describe plant responses to biotic and abiotic stressors and adaptive reproductive strategies. Emerging topics such as secondary metabolism, small RNA mediated regulation as well as cell type specific responses to stresses are given special precedence. The book ends with chapters introducing computational approaches to study adaptation and focusing on how to apply laboratory findings to field studies and breeding programs. Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation interest plant molecular biologists and physiologists, plant stress biologists, plant geneticists and advanced plant biology students.
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Peace Education Evaluation. Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects

A volume in Peace EducationSeries Editors Jing Lin, University of Maryland, Edward Brantmeier, James Madison University,and Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeePractice and research of peace education has grown in the recent years as shown by a steadily increasing number ofpublications, programs, events, and funding mechanisms. The oft-cited point of departure for the peace educationcommunity is the belief in education as a valuable tool for decreasing the use of violence in conflict and for buildingcultures of positive peace hallmarked by just and equitable structures. Educators and organizations implementing peaceeducation activities and programming, however, often lack the tools and capacities for evaluation and thus pay scantregard to this aspect in program management. Reasons for this inattention are related to the perceived urgency toprioritize new and more action in the context of scarce financial and human resources, notwithstanding violence orconflict; the lack of skills and time to indulge in a thorough evaluative strategy; and the absence of institutional incentivesand support. Evaluation is often demand-driven by donors who emphasize accounting given the current context ofinternational development assistance and budget cuts. Program evaluation is considered an added burden to already over-tasked programmers who are unaware of theincentives and assessment techniques. Peace education practitioners are typically faced with forcing evaluation frameworks, tec...

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