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Web and Internet Economics

Web and Internet Economics Author Yiling Chen
ISBN-10 9783642450464
Release 2013-12-09
Pages 440
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE 2013, held in Cambridge, MA, USA, in December 2013. The 36 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 150 submissions and cover research in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence and microeconomics.



Handbook of Computational Social Choice

Handbook of Computational Social Choice Author Felix Brandt
ISBN-10 9781316489758
Release 2016-04-25
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The rapidly growing field of computational social choice, at the intersection of computer science and economics, deals with the computational aspects of collective decision making. This handbook, written by thirty-six prominent members of the computational social choice community, covers the field comprehensively. Chapters devoted to each of the field's major themes offer detailed introductions. Topics include voting theory (such as the computational complexity of winner determination and manipulation in elections), fair allocation (such as algorithms for dividing divisible and indivisible goods), coalition formation (such as matching and hedonic games), and many more. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals in computer science, economics, mathematics, political science, and philosophy will benefit from this accessible and self-contained book.



Principles of Distributed Systems

Principles of Distributed Systems Author Antonio Fernández Anta
ISBN-10 9783642258732
Release 2011-12-09
Pages 564
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems, OPODIS 2011, held in Toulouse, France, in December 2011. The 26 revised papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 96 submissions. They represent the current state of the art of the research in the field of the design, analysis and development of distributed and real-time systems.



Prediction Markets

Prediction Markets Author Leighton Vaughan Williams
ISBN-10 9781136715693
Release 2011-05-15
Pages 288
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How does one effectively aggregate disparate pieces of information that are spread among many different individuals? In other words, how does one best access the ‘wisdom of the crowd’? Prediction markets, which are essentially speculative markets created for the purpose of aggregating information and making predictions, offer the answer to this question. The effective use of these markets has the potential not only to help forecast future events on a national and international level, but also to assist companies, for example, in providing improved estimates of the potential market size for a new product idea or the launch date of new products and services. The markets have already been used to forecast uncertain outcomes ranging from influenza to the spread of infectious diseases, to the demand for hospital services, to the box office success of movies, climate change, vote shares and election outcomes, to the probability of meeting project deadlines. The insights gained also have many potentially valuable applications for public policy more generally. These markets offer substantial promise as a tool of information aggregation as well as forecasting, whether alone or as a supplement to other mechanisms like opinion surveys, group deliberations, panels of experts and focus groups. Moreover, they can be applied at a macroeconomic and microeconomic level to yield information that is valuable for government and commercial policy-makers and which can be used for a number of social purposes. This volume of original readings, contributed by many of the leading experts in the field, marks a significant addition to the base of knowledge about this fascinating subject area. The book should be of interest to anyone looking at monetary economics, economic forecasting and microeconomics.



40 Days of Dating

40 Days of Dating Author Jessica Walsh
ISBN-10 9781613127155
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 304
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When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.



Open Development

Open Development Author Matthew L. Smith
ISBN-10 9780262525411
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 384
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Experts explore current theory and practice in the application of digitally enabled open networked social models to international development.



Property Testing

Property Testing Author Oded Goldreich
ISBN-10 9783642163661
Release 2010-10-08
Pages 359
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Property Testing is the study of super-fast algorithms for approximate decision making. This volume features work presented at a mini-workshop on property testing that took place January 2010 at the Institute for Computer Science, Tsinghua University, China.



Growth and Cycles in Australia s Wine Industry

Growth and Cycles in Australia   s Wine Industry Author Kym Anderson
ISBN-10 9781925261097
Release 2015
Pages 610
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A Statistical Compendium, 1843 to 2013



Proceedings of International Conference on Communication and Networks

Proceedings of International Conference on Communication and Networks Author Nilesh Modi
ISBN-10 9789811027505
Release 2017-06-30
Pages 757
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The volume contains 75 papers presented at International Conference on Communication and Networks (COMNET 2015) held during February 19–20, 2016 at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), Ahmedabad, India and organized by Computer Society of India (CSI), Ahmedabad Chapter, Division IV and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Ahmedabad Chapter. The book aims to provide a forum to researchers to propose theory and technology on the networks and services, share their experience in IT and telecommunications industries and to discuss future management solutions for communication systems, networks and services. It comprises of original contributions from researchers describing their original, unpublished, research contribution. The papers are mainly from 4 areas – Security, Management and Control, Protocol and Deployment, and Applications. The topics covered in the book are newly emerging algorithms, communication systems, network standards, services, and applications.



Transforming Digital Worlds

Transforming Digital Worlds Author Gobinda Chowdhury
ISBN-10 9783319781051
Release 2018-04-22
Pages 721
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Transforming Digital Worlds, iConference 2018, held in Sheffield, UK, in March 2018. The 42 full papers and 40 short papers presented together with the abstracts of 3 invited talks in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 219 submissions. The papers address topics such as social media; communication studies and online communities; mobile information and cloud computing; data mining and data analytics; information retrieval; information behaviour and digital literacy; digital curation; and information education and libraries.



Emerging Trends in Electrical Electronic and Communications Engineering

Emerging Trends in Electrical  Electronic and Communications Engineering Author Peter Fleming
ISBN-10 9783319521718
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 354
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The book reports on advanced theories and methods in two related engineering fields: electrical and electronic engineering, and communications engineering and computing. It highlights areas of global and growing importance, such as renewable energy, power systems, mobile communications, security and the Internet of Things (IoT). The contributions cover a number of current research issues, including smart grids, photovoltaic systems, wireless power transfer, signal processing, 4G and 5G technologies, IoT applications, mobile cloud computing and many more. Based on the proceedings of the first International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (ELECOM 2016), held in Voila Bagatelle, Mauritius from November 25 to 27, 2016, the book provides graduate students, researchers and professionals with a snapshot of the state-of-the-art and a source of new ideas for future research and collaborations.



Contest Theory

Contest Theory Author Milan Vojnović
ISBN-10 9781107033139
Release 2015-11-27
Pages 656
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Using a game-theoretic framework, this unified, comprehensive treatment of contest design in economics and computer science focuses on online applications.



Human Computer Interaction INTERACT 2017

Human Computer Interaction   INTERACT 2017 Author Regina Bernhaupt
ISBN-10 9783319676845
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 494
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The four-volume set LNCS 10513—10516 constitutes the proceedings of the 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017, held in Mumbai, India, in September 2017. The total of 68 papers presented in these books was carefully reviewed and selected from 221 submissions. The contributions are organized in topical sections named: Part I: adaptive design and mobile applications; aging and disabilities; assistive technology for blind users; audience engagement; co-design studies; cultural differences and communication technology; design rationale and camera-control. Part II: digital inclusion; games; human perception, cognition and behavior; information on demand, on the move, and gesture interaction; interaction at the workplace; interaction with children. Part III: mediated communication in health; methods and tools for user interface evaluation; multi-touch interaction; new int eraction techniques; personalization and visualization; persuasive technology and rehabilitation; and pointing and target selection.



Sustainability of the Agri food System Strategies and Performances

Sustainability of the Agri food System  Strategies and Performances Author Bernardo De Gennaro
ISBN-10 9788897683605
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 354
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The 2013 annual conference of the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA) has been held in the attractive scenario of the city of Lecce under the organization of three different Universities of the Apulia Region (Università degli Studi di Bari, Università degli Studi di Foggia and Università del Salento). The scientific theme of the 50th SIDEA Conference has been “Sustainability of the agri-food system: Strategies and Performances” (Sostenibilità del Sistema Agroalimentare: strategie e performance). With such a topic, the SIDEA intended to cope with the challenges coming from a growing demand of food in a world where critical natural resources such as water, energy and land are becoming increasingly scarce and climate change is posing credible threats. The agri-food system and the broader bio-based economy are, in fact, human activities where the classic dimensions of sustainability (ecological, economic and social) are gaining a striking weight often showing evidence of frictions. Despite a significant growth in food production over the past century, today one of the most important challenges facing agro-food system is how to feed a growing population.



PreparedU

PreparedU Author Gloria Cordes Larson
ISBN-10 9781119402480
Release 2017-08-08
Pages 288
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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.



Human Computer Interaction

Human Computer Interaction Author I. Scott MacKenzie
ISBN-10 9780124071650
Release 2012-12-31
Pages 370
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Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective is the definitive guide to empirical research in HCI. The book begins with foundational topics including historical context, the human factor, interaction elements, and the fundamentals of science and research. From there, you'll progress to learning about the methods for conducting an experiment to evaluate a new computer interface or interaction technique. There are detailed discussions and how-to analyses on models of interaction, focusing on descriptive models and predictive models. Writing and publishing a research paper is explored with helpful tips for success. Throughout the book, you'll find hands-on exercises, checklists, and real-world examples. This is your must-have, comprehensive guide to empirical and experimental research in HCI—an essential addition to your HCI library. Master empirical and experimental research with this comprehensive, A-to-Z guide in a concise, hands-on reference Discover the practical and theoretical ins-and-outs of user studies Find exercises, takeaway points, and case studies throughout



Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing Networking and Informatics

Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing  Networking and Informatics Author Atulya Nagar
ISBN-10 9788132225294
Release 2015-09-03
Pages 653
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Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics are three distinct and mutually exclusive disciplines of knowledge with no apparent sharing/overlap among them. However, their convergence is observed in many real world applications, including cyber-security, internet banking, healthcare, sensor networks, cognitive radio, pervasive computing amidst many others. This two volume proceedings explore the combined use of Advanced Computing and Informatics in the next generation wireless networks and security, signal and image processing, ontology and human-computer interfaces (HCI). The two volumes together include 132 scholarly articles, which have been accepted for presentation from over 550 submissions in the Third International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics, 2015, held in Bhubaneswar, India during June 23–25, 2015.