New Ideas in Fusing Fabric


Author: Margaret Beal

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940924

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Inspired by traditional embroidery and sewing techniques, Margaret Beal experiments with a variety of synthetic fabrics - including Evalon, Lutradur and polymetallics - to develop new surface textures and three-dimensional pieces. Along with detailed ins

Fusing Decision Support Systems Into the Fabric of the Context


Author: A. Respício,F. Burstein,IOS Press

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614990735

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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The field of Information Systems has been shifting from an ‘immersion view’, which relies on the immersion of information technology (IT) as part of the business environment, to a ‘fusion view’ in which IT is fused within the business environment, forming a unified fabric that integrates work and personal life, as well as personal and public information. In the context of this fusion view, decision support systems should achieve a total alignment with the context and the personal preferences of users. The advantage of such a view is an opportunity of seamless integration between enterprise environments and decision support system components. Thus, researchers and practitioners have to address the challenges of dealing with this shift in viewpoint and its consequences for decision making and decision support systems theories and applications. This book presents the latest innovations and advances in decision support systems with a special focus on the fusion view. These achievements will be of interest to all those involved and interested in decision making practice and research, as well as, more generally, in the fusion view of modern information systems. The book covers a wide range of topical themes including a fusion view of business intelligence and data warehousing, applications of multi-criteria decision analysis, intelligent models and technologies for decision making, knowledge management, decision support approaches and models for emergency management, and medical and other specific domains.

The Post-Socialist City

Urban Form and Space Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe after Socialism


Author: Kiril Stanilov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140206053X

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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This book focuses on the spatial transformations in the most dynamically evolving urban areas of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe. It links the restructuring of the built environment with the underlying processes and the forces of socio-economic reforms. The detailed accounts of the spatial transformations in a key moment of urban history in the region enhance our understanding of the linkages between society and space.

Ground-up City

Play as a Design Tool


Author: Liane Lefaivre

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064506027

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

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With "Ground-Up City," author Liane Lefaivre has developed a theoretical model for tackling playgrounds as an urban strategy. She starts with a historical overview of play and the ludic in art, architecture and urban design, focusing particularly on postwar playgrounds realized in Amsterdam as joint ventures between Aldo van Eyck, Cornelis van Eesteren and Jakoba Mulder. The architecture firm Döll-Atelier voor Bouwkunst explored the possibility of applying the model in two urban redevelopment areas in Rotterdam, Oude Westen in the inner city and Meeuwenplaat in Hoogvliet, an outlying postwar district, refining it into a practical design strategy. The second part of the book provides a refreshing new look at play in a picture essay, with reference images illustrating play as an urban phenomenon. "Ground-Up City" places the playground high on the agenda as an urban design challenge. It also shows how specifying a generic, academic model for a particular situation can lead to a practically applicable design resource.

DSS 2.0 - Supporting Decision Making With New Technologies


Author: G.E. Phillips-Wren,S. Carlsson,A. Respício

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614993998

Category: Computers

Page: 604

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Advances in technology have resulted in new and advanced methods to support decision-making. For example, artificial intelligence has enabled people to make better decisions hrough the use of Intelligent Decision Support Systems (DSS). Emerging research in DSS demonstrates that decision makers can operate in a more timely manner using real-time data, more accurately due to data mining and 'big data' methods, more strategically by considering a greater number of factors, more precisely and inclusively due to the availability of social networking data, and with a wider media reach with video and audio technology._x000D_ _x000D_This book presents the proceedings of the IFIP TC8/Working Group 8.3 conference held at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, in June 2014. Throughout its history the conference has aimed to present the latest innovations and achievements in Decision Support Systems. This year the conference looks to the next generation with the theme of new technologies to enable DSS2.0. The topics covered include theoretical, empirical and design science research; case-based approaches in decision support systems; decision models in the real-world; healthcare information technology; decision making theory; knowledge management; knowledge and resource discovery; business intelligence; group decision support systems; collaborative decision making; analytics and ‘big data’; rich language for decision support; multimedia tools for DSS; Web 2.0 systems in decision support; context-based technologies for decision making; intelligent systems and technologies in decision support; organizational decision support; research methods in DSS 2.0; mobile DSS; competing on analytics; and social media analytics._x000D_ _x000D_ The book will be of interest to all those who develop or use Decision Support Systems. The variety of methods and applications illustrated by this international group of carefully reviewed papers should provide ideas and directions for future researchers and practitioners alike.

The Fabric of Indigeneity

Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan


Author: ann-elise lewallen

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826357377

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The author synthesizes ethnographic field research, museum and archival research, and participation in cultural-revival and rights-based organizing to show how women craft Ainu and indigenous identities through clothwork and how they also fashion lived connections to ancestral values and lifestyles.

Eggs in Cookery

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery 2006


Author: Richard Hosking

Publisher: Oxford Symposium

ISBN: 1903018544

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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The 25th Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery was on the subject of Eggs in Cooking. One hundred and forty delegates came from all over the world, including most of the countries of Western and Central Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Australia, as well as Southeast Asia, China and Japan.

Indian Silk


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Silk industry

Page: N.A

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