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Role of ICT for Multi Disciplinary Applications in 2030

Role of ICT for Multi Disciplinary Applications in 2030 Author Leo P. Ligthart
ISBN-10 9788793379480
Release 2016-05-02
Pages 222
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The theme of this book is “Role of ICT for multi-disciplinary applications in 2030”, which is absolutely appropriate to explore with regard to the CONASENSE vision of looking at services utilizing the Communications, Navigation, Sensing and Services (CONASENSE) paradigm in a period of 20-50 years from now. The vision of CONASENSE society is to bring about active integration of the three worlds of communications, navigation and local/remote sensing – that have been apart for years require a multidisciplinary approach. This 4th Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services (CONASENSE) book brings together in contributions from another society, namely, Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI). Technical topics discussed in the book include: Wireless Sensor NetworksAdvanced IoT and M2MFuture Space Communications InfrastructureICT Networks for CONASENSE in 2030International ICT ResearchSecure Vehicular Ad-Hoc NetworksHeterodox NetworksCONASENSE Innovation EraCONASENSE at Nanoscale Thus the book provides a rich and interesting coverage of diverse aspects concerning multi-disciplinary applications.

The Virtual World and Marketing

The Virtual World and Marketing Author
ISBN-10 9781527515512
Release 2018-07-27
Pages 251
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This collection of essays is dedicated to reviewing, exploring, and reporting state-of-the-art virtual world and marketing issues in the broadest sense. It provides a readable, non-technical publication which offers a comprehensive presentation of marketing issues, trends, data, and likely developments in the virtual world. Readers will learn about analysis of the virtual ego, services, the concept of ethics, and virtual experiential marketing, among other pressing topics.

Identity Management for Internet of Things

Identity Management for Internet of Things Author Parikshit Narendra Mahalle
ISBN-10 9788793102903
Release 2015-01-09
Pages 184
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The Internet of Things is a wide-reaching network of devices, and these devices can intercommunicate and collaborate with each other to produce variety of services at any time, any place, and in any way. Maintaining access control, authentication and managing the identity of devices while they interact with other devices, services and people is an important challenge for identity management. The identity management presents significant challenges in the current Internet communication. These challenges are exacerbated in the internet of things by the unbound number of devices and expected limitations in constrained resources. Current identity management solutions are mainly concerned with identities that are used by end users, and services to identify themselves in the networked world. However, these identity management solutions are designed by considering that significant resources are available and applicability of these identity management solutions to the resource constrained internet of things needs a thorough analysis. Technical topics discussed in the book include: Internet of Things; Identity Management; Identity models in Internet of Things; Identity management and trust in the Internet of Things context; Authentication and access control; Identity management for Internet of Things contributes to the area of identity management for ubiquitous devices in the Internet of Things. It initially presents the motivational factors together with the identity management problems in the context of Internet of Things and proposes an identity management framework. Following this, it refers to the major challenges for Identity management and presents different identity management models. This book also presents relationship between identity and trust, different approaches for trust management, authentication and access control. Key milestones identified for Identity management are clustering with hierarchical addressing, trust management, mutual authentication and access control. Identity management for Internet of Things is ideal for personnel in computer/communication industries as well as academic staff and master/research students in wireless communication, computer science, operational research, electrical engineering and telecommunication systems Internet, and cloud computing. Content Preface; 1. Internet of Things Overview; 2. Elements of Internet of Things Security; 3: Identity Management Models; 4. Identity Management and Trust; 5. Identity Establishment; 6. Access Control; 7. Conclusions

Serious Games and Edutainment Applications

Serious Games and Edutainment Applications Author Minhua Ma
ISBN-10 9783319516455
Release 2017-03-03
Pages 702
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With the continued application of gaming for training and education, which has seen exponential growth over the past two decades, this book offers an insightful introduction to the current developments and applications of game technologies within educational settings, with cutting-edge academic research and industry insights, providing a greater understanding into current and future developments and advances within this field. Following on from the success of the first volume in 2011, researchers from around the world presents up-to-date research on a broad range of new and emerging topics such as serious games and emotion, games for music education and games for medical training, to gamification, bespoke serious games, and adaptation of commercial off-the shelf games for education and narrative design, giving readers a thorough understanding of the advances and current issues facing developers and designers regarding games for training and education. This second volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications offers further insights for researchers, designers and educators who are interested in using serious games for training and educational purposes, and gives game developers with detailed information on current topics and developments within this growing area.

The Transport System and Transport Policy

The Transport System and Transport Policy Author Bert van Wee
ISBN-10 9780857936905
Release 2013
Pages 399
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ÔThis very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.Õ Ð Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ÔThe editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔSince ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.Õ Ð Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors. Key features include: ¥ Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety ¥ Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. ¥ Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. ¥ Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system Ð for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies Ð and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.

Internet of Things Applications

Internet of Things Applications Author Ovidiu Vermesan
ISBN-10 8793102941
Release 2014-06
Pages 364
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Internet of Things Applications aims to provide a broad overview of various topics of Internet of Things (IoT) from the research, innovation, and development priorities to enabling technologies, nanoelectronics, cyber physical systems, architecture, interoperability, and industrial applications. It is intended to be a standalone book in a series that covers the IoT activities of the Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC) from technology to international cooperation and the global "state of play." The book builds on the ideas put forward by the IERC Strategic Research Agenda and presents global views and state-of-the-art results on the challenges the research, development, and deployment of IoT face at the global level. IoT is creating a revolutionary new paradigm with opportunities in every industry, including Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Computer, Electronics Telecommunications, Automotive, Aeronautics, Transportation Energy, and Retail, to apply the massive potential of the IoT to achieving real-world solutions. The beneficiaries will include semiconductor companies, device and product companies, infrastructure software companies, application software companies, consulting companies, and telecommunication and cloud service providers. IoT will create new revenues annually for these stakeholders and potentially create substantial market share shakeups due to increased technology competition. The IoT will fuel technology innovation by creating the means for machines to communicate several different types of information with one another. At the same time, it will contribute to the increased value of information created by the number of interconnections among things and the transformation of the processed information into knowledge shared in the Internet of Everything. The success of IoT depends strongly on enabling technology development, market acceptance, and standardization, which provides interoperability, compatibility, reliability, and effective operations on a global scale. The connected devices are part of ecosystems connecting people, processes, data, and things which are communicating in the cloud, using the increased storage and computing power and pushing for standardization of communication and metadata. In this context, product manufacturers have to address security, privacy, safety, and trust through the life cycle of their products, from design to the support processes. The IoT developments address the whole IoT spectrum - from devices at the edge to cloud and datacentres on the backend and everything in between - through ecosystems created by industry, research, and application stakeholders that enable real-world use cases to accelerate the IoT and establish open interoperability standards and common architectures for IoT solutions. Enabling technologies such as nanoelectronics, sensors/actuators, cyber-physical systems, intelligent device management, smart gateways, telematics, smart network infrastructure, cloud computing, and software technologies will create new products, services, and interfaces by creating smart environments and smart spaces with applications ranging from Smart Cities, smart transport, buildings, energy, and grid to smart health and life. Technical topics discussed in the book include: * Introduction * Internet of Things Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda * Internet of Things in the industrial context: Time for deployment. * Integration of heterogeneous smart objects, applications and services * Evolution from device to semantic and business interoperability * Software define and virtualization of network resources * Innovation through interoperability and standardisation when everything is connected anytime at anyplace * Dynamic context-aware scalable and trust-based IoT Security, Privacy framework * Federated Cloud service management and the Internet of Things * Internet of Things Applications

ICT in Education in Global Context

ICT in Education in Global Context Author Ronghuai Huang
ISBN-10 9783662439272
Release 2014-07-30
Pages 283
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This book presents the current advances and emerging trends in digital technologies for learning and education through a number of invited chapters on key research areas. It addresses information and communications technology (ICT) in a global context, reporting on emerging trends and issues in four areas – basic education, technical and vocational education, distance and continuing education and higher education –, as these four areas represent the primary contexts in which ICT is used to support learning and instruction. This book provides a brief overview of the potential benefits of ICT used in education and some of the best approaches in which different ICTs have been used in education thus far in a global context. It also presents the expertise and the most current research and practices of recognized international educators and researchers in the field of ICT in education. Third, this volume is both informative and transformative in its coverage of the conceptual and practical impact of technology on current educational practices, making it a valuable resource for policymakers, educators and educational researchers around the globe.

Neuro Rehabilitation with Brain Interface

Neuro Rehabilitation with Brain Interface    Author Leo P. Ligthart
ISBN-10 9788793237438
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 168
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In recent years, major results were reported on Brain-Computer Interface / Brain-Machine Interface (BCI/BMI) applied to rehabilitation in scientific reports and papers. This subject received much attention within the Society on Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services (CONASENSE) during the period 2013-2015. Describing the state of the art on various BCI/BMI activities related to neuro-rehabilitation is the central theme of this book. The latest insights coming from neurophysiologists, neuropsychologists, ICT experts specialized in clinical data management and from representatives of patient organizations are elucidated and new ways for “BCI/BMI applied to rehabilitation” using advanced ICT are introduced. The book describes the latest progress in and is an appeal for an approach leading to more cost-saving multi-disciplinary neuro-rehabilitation. This book covers the following topics: · Overview on BCI/BMI applied to rehabilitation · ICT for Neuro-rehabilitation · ICT for new generation prostheses · Gaze tracking, facial orientation determination, face and emotion recognition in 3D space for neuro-rehabilitation applications · Integrated perspective for future wide spread integration of motor neuro-rehabilitation · Ethical issues in the use of Information and Communication Technologies in the health care of patients with neurological disorders

E innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis

E innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis Author Zacharoula Andreopoulou
ISBN-10 1466645504
Release 2013-08
Pages 317
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"This book brings together a multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge on the application of electronic and mobile innovations towards the sustainable development of the economy and provides an opportunity to identify effective e-innovation and successful practices"--

Health 4 0 How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare

Health 4 0  How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare Author Christoph Thuemmler
ISBN-10 9783319476179
Release 2017-01-25
Pages 254
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This book describes how the creation of new digital services—through vertical and horizontal integration of data coming from sensors on top of existing legacy systems—that has already had a major impact on industry is now extending to healthcare. The book describes the fourth industrial revolution (i.e. Health 4.0), which is based on virtualization and service aggregation. It shows how sensors, embedded systems, and cyber-physical systems are fundamentally changing the way industrial processes work, their business models, and how we consume, while also affecting the health and care domains. Chapters describe the technology behind the shift of point of care to point of need and away from hospitals and institutions; how care will be delivered virtually outside hospitals; that services will be tailored to individuals rather than being designed as statistical averages; that data analytics will be used to help patients to manage their chronic conditions with help of smart devices; and that pharmaceuticals will be interactive to help prevent adverse reactions. The topics presented will have an impact on a variety of healthcare stakeholders in a continuously global and hyper-connected world. · Presents explanations of emerging topics as they relate to e-health, such as Industry 4.0, Precision Medicine, Mobile Health, 5G, Big Data, and Cyber-physical systems; · Provides overviews of technologies in addition to possible application scenarios and market conditions; · Features comprehensive demographic and statistic coverage of Health 4.0 presented in a graphical manner.

Communications Navigation Sensing and Services

Communications  Navigation  Sensing and Services Author L. P. Ligthart
ISBN-10 9788792982391
Release 2013-03
Pages 206
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During the last decade there was a shift from wireless and mobile communications technology, networks and applications towards integration of radio with other disciplines. Integration of navigation, sensing and services allow for entering new areas in which many requirements from individuals and organizations are satisfied. Potential applications are manifold. Developments for realizing these new application areas will cause a boost on new systems demonstrating the potentials of this integration approach. In this first book the fundamentals of this new approach on integrated communication, navigation, sensing and services (Conasense) will be elucidated. Furthermore, several applications illustrate some of the aims of Conasense. Two major areas have been selected 1. Quality of life 2. Intelligent Conasense architectures Topics in the book on 'quality of life' include: Visionary plans on health, security, neurophysics, indoor and outdoor safeguarding: in all these areas new Conasense technology and systems are essential. Topics in the book on intelligent Conasense architectures concern: a framework describing novelties in Conasense technology needed to realize the aimed improve in 'quality of life'. Breakthroughs on full integration of space-based and terrestrial communication and navigation systems with advanced high resolution sensing of the local environment supplemented with geographical information at regionals, national and international scales.

ICT in Education in Global Context

ICT in Education in Global Context Author Ronghuai Huang
ISBN-10 9783662479568
Release 2015-11-05
Pages 293
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This book aims to capture the current innovation and emerging trends of digital technologies for learning and education in k-12 sector through a number of invited chapters in key research areas. Emerging Patterns of innovative instruction in different context, Learning design for digital natives, Digital learning resources for personalized learning in both formal and informal educational settings, e-leadership and teacher’s digital capacity will be covered in the book. This book intends to provide reference for the innovation in K-12 schools. Researchers, policy makers, school administrators and also teachers could benefit from this book on researchers and methods for innovation in K-12 schools all over the world.


Engineering Author Unesco
ISBN-10 9789231041563
Release 2010
Pages 396
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This report reviews engineering's importance to human, economic, social and cultural development and in addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals. Engineering tends to be viewed as a national issue, but engineering knowledge, companies, conferences and journals, all demonstrate that it is as international as science. The report reviews the role of engineering in development, and covers issues including poverty reduction, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation. It presents the various fields of engineering around the world and is intended to identify issues and challenges facing engineering, promote better understanding of engineering and its role, and highlight ways of making engineering more attractive to young people, especially women.--Publisher's description.

Smart Universities

Smart Universities Author Vladimir L. Uskov
ISBN-10 9783319594545
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 421
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This book presents peer-reviewed contributions on smart universities by various international research, design and development teams. Smart university is an emerging and rapidly evolving area that creatively integrates innovative concepts; smart software and hardware systems; smart classrooms with state-of-the-art technologies and technical platforms; smart pedagogy based on modern teaching and learning strategies; smart learning and academic analytics; as well as various branches of computer science and computer engineering. The contributions are grouped into several parts: Part 1—Smart Universities: Literature Review and Creative Analysis, Part 2—Smart Universities: Concepts, Systems and Technologies, Part 3—Smart Education: Approaches and Best Practices, and Part 4—Smart Universities: Smart Long Life Learning. The book is a valuable source of research data and findings, design and development outcomes, and best practices for faculty, scholars, Ph.D students, administrators, practitioners and anyone interested in the rapidly growing areas of smart university and smart education.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
Release 1970-06
Pages 116
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South Author Arul Chib
ISBN-10 9789812873811
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 291
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The second volume in the SIRCA book series investigates the impact of information society initiatives by extending the boundaries of academic research into the realm of practice. Global in scope, it includes contributions and research projects from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The international scholarly community has taken a variety of approaches to question the impact of information society initiatives on populations in the Global South. This book addresses two aspects— Impact of research: How is the research on ICTs in the Global South playing a role in creating an information society? (e.g. policy formulation, media coverage, implementation in practice) and Research on impact: What is the evidence for the impact of ICTs on society? (i.e. the objectives of socio-economic development). This volume brings together a multiplicity of voices and approaches from social scientific research to produce an engaging volume for a variety of stakeholders including academics, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and those in the business and civil sectors of society.

Breakthroughs in Smart City Implementation

Breakthroughs in Smart City Implementation Author Leo P. Ligthart
ISBN-10 8799923726
Release 2017
Pages 175
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Breakthroughs in Smart City Implementation addresses a wide variety of present social, political and technological problems. Green and long-lasting solutions will be needed in the coming years in areas to improve air quality, the quality of life of residents in cities, traffic congestion among other concerns. Two CONASENSE (the Society on Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services) branches, established in China and in India, report on initiatives needed to overcome the obvious shortcomings at present. This book contains those reports, an introductory chapter concerning the 'Smart City' from the CONASENSE perspective, a chapter showing that not technology but the people in the cities are most important and a chapter on recent results and prospects of "Human in the Loop" in smart vehicular systems. Topics include: Smart Cities, Intelligent Services, Big Data Analysis, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Industrial Upgrading, Social Networks, Human in the loop.