Description : Belgium has a high level of productivity. However, growth of productivity has declined quite strongly over the past two decades, and more so than in other advanced economies. This is a worrying development, as fewer productivity gains mean less wage growth and a slowdown in improvements to pensions, health care and well-being. This In-Depth Productivity Review of Belgium assesses in detail the drivers of productivity and recommends a 7-Point Action Plan to reignite productivity growth in Belgium.
Description : The annual Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX) provides a forum for the presentation of original research in all aspects of algorithm engineering, including the implementation and experimental evaluation of algorithms and data structures. The workshop was sponsored by SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and SIGACT, the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory. The aim of ANALCO is to provide a forum for the presentation of original research in the analysis of algorithms and associated combinatorial structures.
Description : This book contains selected papers from the 8th International Conference on Information Science and Applications (ICISA 2017) and provides a snapshot of the latest issues encountered in technical convergence and convergences of security technology. It explores how information science is core to most current research, industrial and commercial activities and consists of contributions covering topics including Ubiquitous Computing, Networks and Information Systems, Multimedia and Visualization, Middleware and Operating Systems, Security and Privacy, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, and Web Technology. The proceedings introduce the most recent information technology and ideas, applications and problems related to technology convergence, illustrated through case studies, and reviews converging existing security techniques. Through this volume, readers will gain an understanding of the current state-of-the-art information strategies and technologies of convergence security.The intended readerships are researchers in academia, industry and other research institutes focusing on information science and technology.
Description : The new edition of Mastering C has retained its best features – balance of theoretical explanation and excellent pedagogical features. The book lucidly explains the basic features and syntax of the C language. This new edition offers new features such as frequently asked solved programs/questions in universities examinations and IT Interview questions. Salient Features: - Lucid explanation of basic features and syntax of the C Language - In-depth coverage of file manipulations, data structures, searching and sorting -Numerous programming examples on advanced data structures using C, linked lists, stacks, queues, sparse matrices, trees and graphs - Dedicated chapter on graphics in C and C in the UNIX environment - Frequently asked questions in interviews
Description : Do you want a low cost way to learn C programming for microcontrollers? This book shows you how to use Atmel's $19.99 AVR Butterfly board and the FREE WinAVR C compiler to make a very inexpensive system for using C to develop microcontroller projects. Students will find the thorough coverage of C explained in the context of microcontrollers to be an invaluable learning aide. Professionals, even those who already know C, will find many useful tested software and hardware examples that will speed their development work. Test drive the book by going to www.smileymicros.com and downloading the FREE 30 page pdf file: Quick Start Guide for using the WinAVR Compiler with ATMEL's AVR Butterfly which contains the first two chapters of the book and has all you need to get started with the AVR Butterfly and WinAVR. In addition to an in-depth coverage of C, the book has projects for: 7Port I/O reading switches and blinking LEDs 7UART communication with a PC 7Using interrupts, timers, and counters 7Pulse Width Modulation for LED brightness and motor speed control 7Creating a Real Time Clock 7Making music 7ADC: Analog to Digital Conversion 7DAC: Digital to Analog Conversion 7Voltage, light, and temperature measurement 7Making a slow Function Generator and Digital Oscilloscope 7LCD programming 7Writing a Finite State Machine The author (an Electrical Engineer, Official Atmel AVR Consultant, and award winning writer) makes the sometimes-tedious job of learning C easier by often breaking the in-depth technical exposition with humor and anecdotes detailing his personal experience and misadventures.
Description : Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing. Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security. Includes new chapters on concurrency, cloud hardware and software, challenges posed by big data and mobile applications and advanced topics Provides a new appendix that presents several cloud computing projects Presents more than 400 references in the text, including recent research results in several areas related to cloud computing