Category «Science General»

On Collective Intelligence by Mark McGovern (auth.), Theo J. Bastiaens, Ulrike Baumöl,

By Mark McGovern (auth.), Theo J. Bastiaens, Ulrike Baumöl, Bernd J. Krämer (eds.)

Welcome to the lawsuits of the inaugural Symposium on Collective Intelligence (COLLIN 2010). This used to be the 1st of a brand new sequence of occasions that may evolve over the arrival years, and we have been chuffed to carry the development in Hagen the place the belief for this symposium was once born. The contributors visited Hagen in April, with first-class possibilities to get rain, wind and sunlight. Collective intelligence denotes a phenomenon in line with which the practical interplay among members creates clever ideas and behaviors that may now not have come to life with no this concerted attempt of a neighborhood. The contributors of such groups shape a social community, regularly over the web. they're interact with one another over a sustained time period to improve a space of innovation via collaboration and trade of rules, reports and data. modern info and verbal exchange applied sciences (ICT) supply abundant possibilities for permitting collective intelligence. COLLIN goals to turn into the flagship convention within the components collective intelligence and ICT-enabled social networking, that is attracting a growing number of researchers and practitioners from either academia and industry.

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Complex Macromolecular Systems II by Youyong Xu, Felix Plamper, Matthias Ballauff (auth.), Axel

By Youyong Xu, Felix Plamper, Matthias Ballauff (auth.), Axel H. E. Müller, Hans-Werner Schmidt (eds.)

-Polyelectrolyte Stars and Cylindrical Brushes via Y. Xu, F. Plamper, M. Ballauff, and A. H. E. Müller -Various points of the Interfacial Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles by way of N. Popp, S. Kutuzov, A. Böker -Holographic Gratings and information garage in Azobenzene-Containing Block Copolymers and Molecular Glasses via H. Audorff, okay. Kreger, R. Walker, D. Haarer, L. Kador, and H.-W. Schmidt -Donor–Acceptor Block Copolymers with Nanoscale Morphology for Photovoltaic purposes via M. Sommer, S. Huettner, and M. Thelakkat -Recent Advances within the development of Polymer Electret movies by way of D. P. Erhard, D. Lovera, C. von Salis-Soglio, R. Giesa, V. Altstädt, and H.-W. Schmidt

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Recent Advances in Obstetrics & Gynecology Volume 21 by John Bonnar, Lawrie, Miller, Huang, Bonner, Dorland,

By John Bonnar, Lawrie, Miller, Huang, Bonner, Dorland, Humphris, Fahn, Herring

Fresh Advances in Obstetrics and Gynaecology stories present matters, usually components of common litigation, in obstetrics and gynecology. participants drawn from worldwide supply this ebook a world aptitude, whereas making sure the main up to date details is roofed.

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Advances in Insect Physiology, Vol. 25 by P. D. Evans

By P. D. Evans

Insect body structure is at present present process a revolution with the elevated software of molecular organic concepts to enquire the molecular mechanisms underlying the physiological responses to insect cells. Advances in Insect body structure has instituted a dedication to the e-book of top quality studies on molecular biology and molecular genetics in components the place they supply an elevated knowing of physiological tactics in bugs. quantity 25 comprises elevated assurance at the molecular biology of insect body structure.

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Advances in Intelligent IT - Active Media Technology 2006, by Y. Li, M. Looi, N. Zhong

By Y. Li, M. Looi, N. Zhong

Within the nice electronic period, we're witnessing many quick medical and technological advancements in human-centered, seamless computing environments, interfaces, units, and platforms with purposes starting from company and verbal exchange to leisure and studying. those advancements are jointly top characterised as energetic Media expertise (AMT), a brand new quarter of clever info expertise and computing device technology that emphasizes the proactive, seamless roles of interfaces and structures in addition to new media in all features of electronic lifestyles. An AMT established computing device procedure bargains prone that permit the quick layout, implementation, deploying and aid of personalized suggestions. This ebook brings jointly papers from researchers from assorted parts, akin to net intelligence, info mining, clever brokers, clever details use, networking and clever interface.IOS Press is a world technology, technical and scientific writer of high quality books for lecturers, scientists, and execs in all fields. the various parts we put up in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and knowledge structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All facets of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom economic climate -Urban stories -Arms regulate -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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A Biomass Future for the North American Great Plains: Toward by Norman J. Rosenberg

By Norman J. Rosenberg

The North American nice Plains is a tremendous international breadbasket yet its agriculture is under pressure through drought, warmth, destructive winds, soil erosion and declining floor water assets. Biomass creation and processing at the Plains might partly restoration a perennial vegetative hide and create employment possibilities. This publication explores the chance that the ecology and economic system of the Plains quarter, and comparable areas, would get advantages from the advent of perennial biomass crops.

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Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Volume 3 (Advances in by Cary L Cooper, Sydney Finkelstein

By Cary L Cooper, Sydney Finkelstein

This can be the 3rd booklet within the sequence "Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions", made from major foreign students from a number of disciplines, who discover the commercial, monetary, strategic or organizational behaviour features of M & A's. Marie Kavanagh and Neal Ashkanasy discover how administration ways to mergers and acquisitions give a contribution to cultural swap and acculturation results. the problem of administration is pursued additional by means of Duncan Angwin in his bankruptcy at the coping with govt in post-acquisition administration. Richard Schoenberg highlights the importance of administration variety compatibility and pass border acquisition results. Randall Schuler, Ibraiz Tarique and Susan Jackson discover move border alliances in addition yet from the viewpoint of coping with human assets. the proper acquisition integration process is tested by way of Kimberly Ellis and Bruce Lamont within the context of a merger of equals which leads properly to the company governance matters and M & A's explored through Anant Sundaram. the rest chapters investigate the returns of M & A's to the association, with Laurence Capron and Jung-Chin Shen positing the acquirer returns whilst purchasing public v deepest enterprises, Todd Saxton's reputations as a cellular and transferable asset and Garry Davies and Rosa Chun's reputational point of view on mergers. those major overseas lecturers give a contribution significantly to our realizing of the speedily becoming merger and acquisition box.

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