The Technical Foundations of IoT


Author: Boris Adryan,Dominik Obermaier,Paul Fremantle

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1630814660

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 5739

This comprehensive new resource presents a technical introduction to the components, architecture, software, and protocols of IoT. This book is especially catered to those who are interested in researching, developing, and building IoT. The book covers the physics of electricity and electromagnetism laying the foundation for understanding the components of modern electronics and computing. Readers learn about the fundamental properties of matter along with security and privacy issues related to IoT. From the launch of the internet from ARPAnet in the 1960s to recent connected gadgets, this book highlights the integration of IoT in various verticals such as industry, smart cities, connected vehicles, and smart and assisted living. The overall design patterns, issues with UX and UI, and different network topologies related to architectures of M2M and IoT solutions are explored. Product development, power options for IoT devices, including battery chemistry, actuators from simple buzzers to complex stepper motors, and sensors from gyroscopes to the electrical sensing of organic compounds are covered. Hardware development, sensors, and embedded systems are discussed in detail. This book offers insight into the software components that impinge on IoT solutions, development, network protocols, backend software, data analytics and conceptual interoperability.

A Technical Foundation

Menswear Pattern Cutting


Author: Tanya Dove

Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781784551230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 6213

A Technical Foundation, Menswear Pattern Cutting is the third publication by Tanya Dove and compliments her previous works; A Technical Foundation, Women's Wear Pattern Cutting and Concept to Creation: The Design Process.The aim of A Technical Foundation is to provide a clear flexible guide to pattern cutting for menswear. It provides detailed construction information for garment blocks and components that are used to produce well cut designs for men.The book is written for students and fashion designers to explore their own creativity in their approach to men's garment creation. It shows clear detailed illustrations and technical construction information, showing adaption of blocks in colour for easy use. With each garment and component in different chapters A Technical Foundation has been designed in a way for the designers to evolve through the book reaching a level of understanding and practice, to then have the technical skills to design their own collections.The pattern block construction throughout this book is for the modern man, using up to date methodology of creation for a young slim figure. Men are now far more conscious of their body and the clothes they wear, with a greater confidence in maintaining a well-groomed appearance now defines what it is to be 'a man' in today's society. The acceptance and changing shapes and styles in menswear is becoming as important as women's wear.Tanya Dove was Educated at Central Saint Martins in London, UK, and has over 20 years experience in fashion design. She has worked in London and Asia, and has a global perspective of the fashion industry. She now dedicates her passion for the industry in guiding the next generation of fashion designers as a fashion design educator and author.A Technical Foundation has evolved from her years of experience in Industry and education, and the passion she has for fashion design and creation.

Fashion Design

A Technical Foundation


Author: Tanya Dove

Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849634717

Category: Design

Page: 209

View: 4718

A Technical Foundation is a women's wear pattern-cutting guide for all fashion designers. From aspiring students, to a fashion design lecturer's reference material, and designers alike. It provides detailed construction information for garment blocks that are used within fashion design. A Technical Foundation is divided into twenty-one chapters of garment blocks, components and finishing used in garment construction. Each chapter has detailed information and clear technical pictures showing how to construct the different garment blocks and components and take them to plans and patterns. Covering a multitude of blocks for each garment, A Technical Foundation makes adapting different blocks into individual designs that much easier. Tanya is a highly experienced fashion designer with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry and fashion education. She has been making her own clothes since she was 12 years old and is extremely experienced in pattern making and garment creation.

Mensch und Computer 2017 - Workshopband

Spielend einfach interagieren


Author: Manuel Burghardt,Raphael Wimmer,Christian Wolff,Christa Womser-Hacker

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3746082307

Category: Computers

Page: 664

View: 7492

Die Mensch und Computer ist eine vom Fachbereich Mensch-Computer-Interaktion der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) initiierte und seit 2001 jährlich stattfindende Fachtagungsreihe zu Mensch-Computer-Interaktion. Hier treffen sich Personen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis, um neueste Forschungsergebnisse zu diskutieren, Erfahrungen auszutauschen und neue Produkte und Methoden kennen zu lernen. Die Tagung bietet Einblicke in Entwicklungen in den Bereichen Usability, User Experience, Mensch-Computer-Interaktion, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work und Gestaltung interaktiver Medien. Workshops sind seit vielen Jahren ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Fachtagung Mensch und Computer. Dabei liegt der besondere Reiz des Workshop-Formats darin, ein abgegrenztes Themenfeld intensiv mit Expertinnen und Experten diskutieren und weiterdenken zu können. Weil die Teilnahme an den Workshops allen Konferenzteilnehmern offen steht, dienen sie auch als interaktives Bindeglied zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis, zwischen Publizierenden und Studierenden, zwischen etablierten Fachgruppen und interessiertem Nachwuchs. Der Erfolg des Formats ist auch durch die Workshops belegt, die sich als feste Reihe auf der MuC etabliert haben oder auf dem besten Weg dorthin sind: - 10. Workshop Be-greifbare Interaktion - 6. Workshop zu Innovativen Computerbasierten Musikinterfaces - 6th Workshop "Automotive HMI": Vehicles in the Transition from Manual to Automated Driving - 4. Workshop Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion in sicherheitskritischen Systemen - 4. Workshop Smart Factories: Mitarbeiter-zentrierte Informationssysteme für die Zusammenarbeit der Zukunft - 4. Workshop Medieninformatik: Berufsbilder, Färbungen, Curricula und Erfahrungen - 3. Workshop Usable Security: Ziele der Usability und Security ausbalancieren Insgesamt dokumentiert der vorliegende Workshopband mit insgesamt 14 unterschiedlichen Workshops und diversen Systemdemonstrationen ein breites Spektrum von Themenfeldern aus dem Bereich der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion.

The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication

Writing in Professional Contexts


Author: Jean A. Lutz,C. Gilbert Storms

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503616

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 4387

The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication is a detailed description of the work done by technical and scientific communicators in a variety of professional settings. It is designed mainly as an educational and career planning tool for students preparing for careers in technical communication. However, it may also be used by educators who teach and advise students, by researchers who need a comprehensive picture of technical communication practice, and by employers who need a more thorough understanding of how technical communicators can contribute to their businesses.

Service Oriented Enterprises


Author: Setrag Khoshafian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420013262

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 7776

Extending beyond the technical architecture to the very philosophy of how a business should operate, the Service Orientation approach establishes fluidity across boundaries to provide agility, transparency, and fundamental competitive advantage. Service Oriented Enterprises brings the concept of service orientation from the IT department to the boardroom, applying the precepts of service oriented technology to the underlying dynamics of how a business operates. Implementing a technological concept as a cultural paradigm, the SOE succeeds by combining the best features from virtual, extended, real-time, and resilient enterprises to serve not just its customers, but also its trading partners, shareholders and employees. Building primarily on the success of the Internet and the automation of business policies and processes, the Service Oriented Enterprise (SOE) is defined by three essential layers: the enterprise performance layer, the business process management layer, and the underlying service oriented architecture. This book focuses primarily on layers two and three and how the fundamental dynamics of a business can be altered when these concepts are applied to both architecture and culture. Beginning with an overview of the emerging SOE culture, the text contrasts the new service-oriented methodologies with traditional waterfall and iterative methodologies. Emphasizing Web Service strategies for description, discovery, and deployment techniques, the author goes deeper into service-oriented concepts describing the business process management suite as the central core of the SOE, and introducing the Enterprise Service Bus as the backbone for integration. The text describe how modeling, executing, and continuously improving the business process and business policies lends to the development of a common language between business and IT. The book concludes by expanding on these concepts and delving into the societal and behavioral aspects of the Service Oriented Enterprise. The reality of business is no longer one where change is an unusual phenomenon; today change is the norm and the capacity for consumer-sensitive, fluid transition is vital to business survival. Service Oriented Enterprises provides the key concepts to facilitate that change.

Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Building A Technically Competent Workforce


Author: Phil Andrews,Jim Playfoot

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128010185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

View: 9664

Volume 2 of the Getenergy Guides series explores the challenges of developing a technically competent workforce for the oil and gas sector globally. The cases in this Volume explore practical examples of the efforts of oil and gas companies, contractors, educational institutions and governments to develop competent, vocationally-trained employees for the industry. Education and training are increasingly viewed as part of the core business of oil and gas companies operating in today’s high cost/high risk environment. This book will highlight the approaches which work and offer a framework against which future initiatives can be measured. This second book in the Getenergy Guides series explores nine cases studies from around the world and offers commentary on each case drawn from Getenergy’s wealth of experience in uniting education and training providers and the upstream oil and gas industry on a global basis. Edited by Getenergy’s Executive Team which – for more than a decade – has specialised in mapping and connecting the world of education and training with the upstream oil and gas industry through global events and workshops Detailed research into the key facts surrounding each case with analysis to enable readers to quickly and effectively extract lessons that can be applied to the challenge of building a technically competent workforce Highlights the aspects of good practice that can be utilised by universities, colleges and training providers in meeting the workforce and skills development needs of the oil and gas industry Includes full colour images and partnership diagrams’ to underscore key concepts Offers specific commentary on the replicability, sustainability and impact of the approaches outlined

Natural Fingering

A Topographical Approach to Pianism


Author: Jon Verbalis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019978163X

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6617

In further developing Chopin's thinking on pianism, this book explores the keyboard's topographical symmetry and the revolutionary impact of symmetrical inversion on piano technique and pedagogy. With copious excerpts from the extant repertoire, this is the first comprehensive discussion of fingering solutions for pianists since Hummel's monumental treatise of 1828.


Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan (The Secret History of Ninjutsu)


Author: Kacem Zoughari, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462902871

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 8840

Ninjutsu is the most renowned and misunderstood of all martial arts. The long history of ninjutstu is often murky; surrounded by mystery and legend. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth, factual look at the entire art of ninjutsu, including emergence of the ninja warriors and philosophy in feudal Japan; detailed historical events; its context in the development of other schools of martial arts; and the philosophies and exercises of the school today. Based on more than ten years of study and translation of authentic Japanese texts, including many that have never before been translated, this is the most comprehensive and accurate study on the art of ninjutsu ever written outside of Japan. This ninja book includes studies of ninjutsu history, philosophy, wisdom, and presents a wide range of information from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls in order to foster a deep understanding of this "shadowy" art. For those who train in ninjutsu, for other martial art practitioners, for historians, and for anyone with an interest in Japanese feudal history or Japanese martial arts, The Ninja: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan shines a light on this enigmatic subject.

New Dimensions of Business Reporting and XBRL


Author: Roger Debreceny,Carsten Felden,Maciej Piechocki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3835096338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 1513

The authors of this book analyse the social and technical nature and role of XBRL in information supply chains and capital markets as well as the XBRL standard and taxonomies. They provide a critical view of XBRL from a research perspective, present different projects in the XBRL area and indicate future directions for XBRL research. Current research questions are taken up and discussed from different perspectives. From a technical point of view, the spectrum encompasses the internal perspective up to the final user layer. Apart from these technical issues, there are also key socio-technical aspects which are vital to the understanding of XBRL use.

Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback


Author: Thomas F. Collura

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134467419

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

View: 4427

Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback provides, for the first time, an authoritative and complete account of the scientific and technical basis of EEG biofeedback. Beginning with the physiological origins of EEG rhythms, Collura describes the basis of measuring brain activity from the scalp and how brain rhythms reflect key brain regulatory processes. He then develops the theory as well as the practice of measuring, processing, and feeding back brain activity information for biofeedback training. Combining both a "top down" and a "bottom up" approach, Collura describes the core scientific principles, as well as current clinical experience and practical aspects of neurofeedback assessment and treatment therapy. Whether the reader has a technical need to understand neurofeedback, is a current or future neurofeedback practitioner, or only wants to understand the scientific basis of this important new field, this concise and authoritative book will be a key source of information. .

Evidence-Based Applied Sport Psychology

A Practitioner's Manual


Author: Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610553X

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

View: 2194

This is the first book to call for a major paradigm shift in applied sport psychology by providing a wealth of systematic, scientifically validated research in a field where assessment and treatment has often been haphazard. In his quest to bring sport psychology to a higher level of validity, Dr. Carlstedt describes the most current assessment methods, intervention procedures, and promising research that are critical for use in evidence-based practice. These assessment and treatment methods are based on 25 years of rigorous scientific approaches and principles that incorporate the most sophisticated research methods now available. The book describes the mechanisms that influence peak performance or psychological performance deficits and the mental training process, and provides procedures that will take the guesswork out of typical assessment and mental training. It offers tools with which practitioners can reexamine their modus operandi and critically explore the mechanism of interaction outcomes. To this end, the book includes extensive data sets on personality, behavioral tendencies, mind-body responses, and performance outcome. Dr. Carlstedt advocates moving beyond compartmentalized therapeutic sessions in the office to directly observe athletic performance during training and actual competition. The text also contains individual and team case studies to enhance its focus on individualized, efficacy-tested protocols for each individual athlete. Key Features: Presents a detailed client-centered assessment and intervention model grounded in technology-supported, step-by-step procedures, followed by efficacy testing Focuses on the importance of empirical scrutiny and individualized, efficacy-tested protocols for each individual athlete Describes the Carlstedt Protocol containing a visualization efficiency test among many other technologically based assessment and training tools Provides a roadmap for achieving a gold-standard system of accountability Practitioners will learn how to work within Carlstedt's integrative model to improve athlete performance and contribute to the advancement of evidence-based applied sport psychology.

Right-Time Experiences

Driving Revenue with Mobile and Big Data


Author: Maribel Lopez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118942892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2146

Grasp how mobile, big data, and analytics are combining to change business processes Right Experience, Right Results: Improving Profits, Margin, and Engagement with Mobile and Big Data illustrates how businesses can use mobility, big data, and analytics to enhance or change business processes, improve margins through better insight, transform customer experiences, empower employees with real-time, actionable insight, and more. The book depicts how companies can create competitive differentiation using mobile, cloud computing big data, and analytics to improve commerce, customer service, and communications with employees and consumers. In the past, the technologies used to deliver personalized and contextual services were either unavailable, unaffordable, or reserved solely for the consumer market. Today, however, the next wave of computing—mobile, cloud computing. big data, and analytics—has provided the foundation for businesses to create adaptive, personalized applications and services. Delivered point-of-need, these smarter services allow enterprise products and services to meet the burgeoning demand for always-connected, accurate, and real-time information. Right Experience, Right Results: Improving Profits, Margin, and Engagement with Mobile and Big Data is your guide to the new way of doing things. The book includes: Real world examples that illustrate how companies across various industries are creating better business processes by integrating new technologies A three step action plan for getting started and overcoming obstacles An electronic checklist with numerous actions that help get you up and running with incorporating mobile, big data, and analytics A guide to drawing insight from mobile, social, and other sources to create richer experiences If you're a CEO, chief marketing officer, marketing director, or business manager, Right Experience, Right Results gives you everything you need to harness technology to breathe new life into your business.

The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook


Author: Florian Rudolf-Miklau,Siegfried Sauermoser,Arthur Mears

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3433603871

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

View: 5852

Snow avalanches can have highly destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in mountain regions around the globe and cause unnecessary fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountainous regions, especially in the European Alps, technical avalanche defence structures are built to increase the level of safety for inhabited areas; however, new infrastructure such as roads, railway lines and tourist facilities cause new risk potential in hazardous areas. As a result, the demand is increasing for technical avalanche protection solutions. Avalanche defence structures and protection systems are used in most inhabited mountain regions worldwide. During the last decades, technical avalanche protection has evolved from a specialist field to an independent engineering branch that has gained importance in alpine countries such as Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland, as well as in other countries such as Canada, Iceland, Norway and USA. This work is the first comprehensive, English-language overview of technical avalanche protection and establishes state-of-the-art best practices in the field. It covers the fundamentals of avalanche protection technology and includes plans, dimensions, construction and maintenance of defence structures. The editors have collaborated with an international team of experts from Austria, Canada, France, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and USA to produce this landmark handbook.

Introduction to Microsystem Packaging Technology


Author: Yufeng Jin,Zhiping Wang,Jing Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351832972

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

View: 7738

The multi-billion-dollar microsystem packaging business continues to play an increasingly important technical role in today’s information industry. The packaging process—including design and manufacturing technologies—is the technical foundation upon which function chips are updated for use in application systems, and it is an important guarantee of the continued growth of technical content and value of information systems. Introduction to Microsystem Packaging Technology details the latest advances in this vital area, which involves microelectronics, optoelectronics, RF and wireless, MEMS, and related packaging and assembling technologies. It is purposefully written so that each chapter is relatively independent and the book systematically presents the widest possible overview of packaging knowledge. Elucidates the evolving world of packaging technologies for manufacturing The authors begin by introducing the fundamentals, history, and technical challenges of microsystems. Addressing an array of design techniques for packaging and integration, they cover substrate and interconnection technologies, examples of device- and system-level packaging, and various MEMS packaging techniques. The book also discusses module assembly and optoelectronic packaging, reliability methodologies and analysis, and prospects for the evolution and future applications of microsystems packaging and associated environmental protection. With its research examples and targeted reference questions and answers to reinforce understanding, this text is ideal for researchers, engineers, and students involved in microelectronics and MEMS. It is also useful to those who are not directly engaged in packaging but require a solid understanding of the field and its associated technologies.

DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing


Author: W.H. Inmon,Derek Strauss,Genia Neushloss

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080558332

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 1570

DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing is the first book on the new generation of data warehouse architecture, DW 2.0, by the father of the data warehouse. The book describes the future of data warehousing that is technologically possible today, at both an architectural level and technology level. The perspective of the book is from the top down: looking at the overall architecture and then delving into the issues underlying the components. This allows people who are building or using a data warehouse to see what lies ahead and determine what new technology to buy, how to plan extensions to the data warehouse, what can be salvaged from the current system, and how to justify the expense at the most practical level. This book gives experienced data warehouse professionals everything they need in order to implement the new generation DW 2.0. It is designed for professionals in the IT organization, including data architects, DBAs, systems design and development professionals, as well as data warehouse and knowledge management professionals. * First book on the new generation of data warehouse architecture, DW 2.0. * Written by the "father of the data warehouse", Bill Inmon, a columnist and newsletter editor of The Bill Inmon Channel on the Business Intelligence Network. * Long overdue comprehensive coverage of the implementation of technology and tools that enable the new generation of the DW: metadata, temporal data, ETL, unstructured data, and data quality control.

The Right to Know

Transparency for an Open World


Author: Ann Florini

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 3571

The Right to Know is a timely and compelling consideration of a vital question: What information should governments and other powerful organizations disclose? Excessive secrecy corrodes democracy, facilitates corruption, and undermines good public policymaking, but keeping a lid on military strategies, personal data, and trade secrets is crucial to the protection of the public interest. Over the past several years, transparency has swept the world. India and South Africa have adopted groundbreaking national freedom of information laws. China is on the verge of promulgating new openness regulations that build on the successful experiments of such major municipalities as Shanghai. From Asia to Africa to Europe to Latin America, countries are struggling to overcome entrenched secrecy and establish effective disclosure policies. More than seventy now have or are developing major disclosure policies or laws. But most of the world's nearly 200 nations do not have coherent disclosure laws; implementation of existing rules often proves difficult; and there is no consensus about what disclosure standards should apply to the increasingly powerful private sector. As governments and corporations battle with citizens and one another over the growing demand to submit their secrets to public scrutiny, they need new insights into whether, how, and when greater openness can serve the public interest, and how to bring about beneficial forms of greater disclosure. The Right to Know distills the lessons of many nations' often bitter experience and provides careful analysis of transparency's impact on governance, business regulation, environmental protection, and national security. Its powerful lessons make it a critical companion for policymakers, executives, and activists, as well as students and scholars seeking a better understanding of how to make information policy serve the public interest.

Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management


Author: Antônio Ricardo Panizzi,José R. P. Parra

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439837082

Category: Nature

Page: 750

View: 1120

The field of insect nutritional ecology has been defined by how insects deal with nutritional and non-nutritional compounds, and how these compounds influence their biology in evolutionary time. In contrast, Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management presents these entomological concepts within the framework of integrated pest management (IPM). It specifically addresses bioecology and insect nutrition in modern agriculture. Written for graduate students and professionals in entomology, this book covers neotropical information in three sections: General Aspects: Basic bioecology and insect nutrition; artificial diets; insect/plant interactions; insect symbionts; the interface of chemical ecology with the food; and insect cannibalism Specific Aspects: Specific feeding guilds of insects including ants, social bees, leaf chewers, seed suckers, seed chewers, root feeders, gall makers, detritivorous feeders, pests of storage grains, fruit flies, aphids, endo- and ectoparasitoids, predators, crisopids, and hematophagous insects Applied Aspects: Host plant resistance and the design of IPM programs in the context of insect bioecology and nutrition Much of the research on which these chapters were written was done in Brazil and based on its neotropical fauna. The complexity and diversity of the neotropics provides enough data that readers from all zoogeographical regions can readily translate the information in this book to their specific conditions. The book’s value as an entry point for further research is enhanced by the inclusion of approximately 4,000 references.

Impossible Certainty

Cost Risk Analysis for Air Force Systems


Author: Mark V. Arena

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083303863X

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 7007

Uncertainty and risk affect countless aspects of our everyday life: What investments should I make? Is eating this food good for my health? Cost analysts too must predict-sometimes very far-into the future how much money the military will spend on weapon systems. Similar to those making decisions about everyday life uncertainties, an analyst does not have perfect knowledge about tomorrow's technology, economic conditions, or any other future event. Actual costs could be substantially higher or lower than originally anticipated. Based on literature reviews, numerous interviews, and analysis of historical cost data, the authors of this book look at how estimates for future weapon systems can be more realistic than in the past and how cost uncertainty analyses can be more comprehensive and informative. To help set the Air Force's cost uncertainty analysis policy, the authors recommend that the Air Force flexibly use multiple methods for different cases; have consistent, uniform communications formats between analysts and decisionmakers; periodically track and update cost estimate records; and consider risk reserves to fund costs that arise from unforeseen circumstances.