Computational Collective Intelligence

Computational Collective Intelligence
Author: Manuel Núñez,Ngoc Thanh Nguyen,David Camacho,Bogdan Trawiński
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN: 3319240692
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Collective Intelligence Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set (LNAI 9329 and LNAI 9330) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Collective Intelligence, ICCCI 2014, held in Madrid, Spain, in September 2015. The 110 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 186 submissions. They are organized in topical sections such as multi-agent systems; social networks and NLP; sentiment analysis; computational intelligence and games; ontologies and information extraction; formal methods and simulation; neural networks, SMT and MIS; collective intelligence in Web systems – Web systems analysis; computational swarm intelligence; cooperative strategies for decision making and optimization; advanced networking and security technologies; IT in biomedicine; collective computational intelligence in educational context; science intelligence and data analysis; computational intelligence in financial markets; ensemble learning; big data mining and searching.

Movies in the Age of Obama

Movies in the Age of Obama
Author: David Garrett Izzo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1442241306
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies in the Age of Obama Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help, Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Mist, Invictus, Black Dynamite, and The Great Gatsby.

Origins and Evolution of the US Rebalance toward Asia

Origins and Evolution of the US Rebalance toward Asia
Author: H. Mejier,Hugo Meijer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1137440376
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins and Evolution of the US Rebalance toward Asia Book Excerpt:

This book provides a multifaceted analysis of the so-called US 'rebalance' (or 'pivot') toward Asia by focusing on the diplomatic, military, and economic dimensions of the American policy shift in the Asia Pacific region.

The Obama Doctrine

The Obama Doctrine
Author: Colin Dueck
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 0190202645
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obama Doctrine Book Excerpt:

By mid-2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration's foreign policy goals, the shape of the "Obama Doctrine" is finally coming into full view. It has been consistently cautious since Obama was inaugurated in 2009, but recent events in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Far East have led an increasingly large number of foreign policy experts to conclude that caution has transformed into weakness. In The Obama Doctrine, Colin Dueck analyzes and explains what the Obama Doctrine in foreign policy actually is, and maps out the competing visions on offer from the Republican Party. Dueck, a leading scholar of US foreign policy, contends it is now becoming clear that Obama's policy of international retrenchment is in large part a function of his emphasis on achieving domestic policy goals. There have been some successes in the approach, but there have also been costs. For instance, much of the world no longer trusts the US to exert its will in international politics, and America's adversaries overseas have asserted themselves with increasing frequency. The Republican Party will target these perceived weaknesses in the 2016 presidential campaign and develop competing counter-doctrines in the process. Dueck explains that within the Republican Party, there are two basic impulses vying with each other: neo-isolationism and forceful internationalism. Dueck subdivides each impulse into the specific agenda of the various factions within the party: Tea Party nationalism, neoconservatism, conservative internationalism, and neo-isolationism. He favors a realistic but forceful US internationalism, and sees the willingness to disengage from the world by some elements of the party as dangerous. After dissecting the various strands, he articulates an agenda of forward-leaning American realism--that is, a policy in which the US engages with the world and is willing to use threats of force for realist ends. The Obama Doctrine not only provides a sharp appraisal of foreign policy in the Obama era; it lays out an alternative approach to marshaling American power that will help shape the foreign policy debate in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

Will China s Rise Be Peaceful

Will China s Rise Be Peaceful
Author: Asle Toje
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-12-27
ISBN: 0190675411
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will China s Rise Be Peaceful Book Excerpt:

The rise of China will undoubtedly be one of the great spectacles of the twenty-first century. More than a dramatic symbol of the redistribution of global wealth, the event has marked the end of the unipolar international system and the arrival of a new era in world politics. How the security, stability and legitimacy built upon foundations that were suddenly shifting, adapting to this new reality is the subject of Will China's Rise be Peaceful? Bringing together the work of seasoned experts and younger scholars, this volume offers an inclusive examination of the effects of historical patterns-whether interrupted or intact-by the rise of China. The contributors show how strategies among the major powers are guided by existing international rules and expectations as well as by the realities created by an increasingly powerful China. While China has sought to signal its non-revisionist intent its extraordinary economic growth and active diplomacy has in a short time span transformed global and East Asian politics. This has caused constant readjustments as the other key actors have responded to the changing incentives provided by Chinese policies. Will China's Rise be Peaceful? explores these continuities and discontinuities in five areas: theory, history, domestic politics, regional politics, and great power politics. Equally grounded in theory and extensive empirical research, this timely volume offers a remarkably lucid description and interpretation of our changing international relations. In both its approach and its conclusions, it will serve as a model for the study of China in a new era.

Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security

Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security
Author: Joachim Krause,Sebastian Bruns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN: 1317555392
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security Book Excerpt:

This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century. Featuring contributions from some of the world’s premier researchers and practitioners in the field of naval strategy and security, this handbook covers naval security issues in diverse regions of the world, from the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean to the Arctic and the piracy-prone waters off East Africa’s coast. It outlines major policy challenges arising from competing claims, transnational organized crime and maritime terrorism, and details national and alliance reactions to these problems. While this volume provides detailed analyses on operational, judicial, and legislative consequences that contemporary maritime security threats pose, it also places a specific emphasis on naval strategy. With a public very much focused on the softer constabulary roles naval forces play (such as humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, naval diplomacy, maintenance of good order at sea), the overarching hard-power role of navies has been pushed into the background. In fact, navies and seapower have been notably absent from many recent academic discussions and deliberations of maritime security. This handbook provides a much-desired addition to the literature for researchers and analysts in the social sciences on the relationship between security policy and military means on, under, and from the sea. It comprehensively explains the state of naval security in this maritime century and the role of naval forces in it. This book will be of much interest to students of naval security and naval strategy, security studies and IR, as well as practitioners in the field.

Global Strategy

Global Strategy
Author: Vinod K. Jain
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1317549309
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Strategy Book Excerpt:

Global Strategy: Competing in the Connected Economy details how firms enter, compete and grow in foreign markets. Jain moves away from the traditional focus on developed countries and their multinational enterprises, instead focusing on both developed and emerging economies, as well as their interaction in an increasingly connected world. As the current global business environment is increasingly shaped—and connected—by faster technological developments, geopolitical forces, emerging economies, and new multinationals from those economies, this highly charged dynamic provides rich opportunity to revisit mainstream paradigms in globalization, innovation, and global strategy. The book rises to the challenge, exploring new competitive phenomena, new business models, and new strategies. Rich illustrations, real-world examples, and case data, provide students and executives with the insights necessary to connect, compete, and grow in a globalized business environment. This bold book succinctly covers strategy models and implementation for a range of global players, providing students of strategy and international business with a rich understanding of the contemporary business environment. For access to additional materials, including Powerpoint slides, a list of suggested cases, and sample syllabus, please contact Vinod Jain ([email protected]).

Delivering on Digital

Delivering on Digital
Author: William D. Eggers
Publsiher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 079534757X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delivering on Digital Book Excerpt:

The government reform expert and acclaimed author of The Solution Revolution presents a roadmap for navigating the digital government era. In October 2013, HealthCare.gov went live—and promptly crashed. Poor website design was getting in the way of government operations, and the need for digital excellence in public institutions was suddenly crystal clear. Hundreds of the tech industry’s best and brightest dedicated themselves to redesigning the government’s industrial-era frameworks as fully digital systems. But to take Washington into the 21st century, we have to start by imagining a new kind of government. Imagine prison systems that use digital technology to return nonviolent offenders promptly and securely into society. Imagine a veteran’s health care system built around delivering a personalized customer experience for every Vet. We now have the digital tools—such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and analytics—to stage a real transformation. Delivering on Digital provides the handbook to make it happen. A leading authority on government reform, William D. Eggers knows how we can use tech-savvy teams, strong leadership, and innovative practices to reduce the risks and truly achieve a digitally transformed government.

Turning toward Edification

Turning toward Edification
Author: Adam Bohnet
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 0824884507
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning toward Edification Book Excerpt:

Turning toward Edification discusses foreigners in Korea from before the founding of Chosŏn in 1392 until the mid-nineteenth century. Although it has been common to describe Chosŏn Korea as a monocultural and homogeneous state, Adam Bohnet reveals the considerable presence of foreigners and people of foreign ancestry in Chosŏn Korea as well as the importance to the Chosŏn monarchy of engagement with the outside world. These foreigners included Jurchens and Japanese from border polities that formed diplomatic relations with Chosŏn prior to 1592, Ming Chinese and Japanese deserters who settled in Chosŏn during the Japanese invasion between 1592 and 1598, Chinese and Jurchen refugees who escaped the Manchu state that formed north of Korea during the early seventeenth century, and even Dutch castaways who arrived in Chosŏn during the mid-1700s. Foreigners were administered by the Chosŏn monarchy through the tax category of “submitting-foreigner” (hyanghwain). This term marked such foreigners as uncivilized outsiders coming to Chosŏn to receive moral edification and they were granted Korean spouses, Korean surnames, land, agricultural tools, fishing boats, and protection from personal taxes. Originally the status was granted for a limited time, however, by the seventeenth century it had become hereditary. Beginning in the 1750s foreign descendants of Chinese origin were singled out and reclassified as imperial subjects (hwangjoin), giving them the right to participate in the palace-sponsored Ming Loyalist rituals. Bohnet argues that the evolution of their status cannot be explained by a Confucian or Sinocentric enthusiasm for China. The position of foreigners—Chinese or otherwise—in Chosŏn society must be understood in terms of their location within Chosŏn social hierarchies. During the early Chosŏn, all foreigners were clearly located below the sajok aristocracy. This did not change even during the eighteenth century, when the increasingly bureaucratic state recategorized Ming migrants to better accord with the Chosŏn state’s official Ming Loyalism. These changes may be understood in relation to the development of bureaucratized identities in the Qing Empire and elsewhere in the world during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and as part of the vernacularization of elite ideologies that has been noted elsewhere in Eurasia.

Chase s Calendar of Events 2013

Chase s Calendar of Events 2013
Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 755
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 0071813330
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chase s Calendar of Events 2013 Book Excerpt:

12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday roundup on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can’t do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2013 brings you: Milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th birth anniversary of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 200th birth anniversaries of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner New birthday entries for sports stars such as Robert Griffin III (Feb 12); actors such as Jessica Chastain (Mar 24), Jean Dujardin (June 19) and Benedict Cumberbatch (July 19); musical artists such as Pitbull (Jan 15), Adam Levine (Mar 18) and Scotty McCreery (Oct 9); newsmakers such as Françoise Hollande (Aug 12) and many others Special events such as Dyngus Day (Apr 1), Bedbug Awareness Week (Apr 22–26), National Polka Festival (May 24–26), Lincoln Highway Centennial (June 30–July 5), Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day (Sept 13), the 34th America's Cup (Sept 7–22) or Steamcon V (Oct 25–27). Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specific date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PC-compatible only) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase's directly to your hard drive.

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War
Author: Donald W. Boose
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN: 1317041496
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War Book Excerpt:

This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the key research issues in what for years was known as the 'Forgotten War.' The book comprises three main thematic parts, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics covering the background, conduct, clashes, and outcome of the Korean War. The first part sets the historical stage, with chapters focusing on the main participants. The second part provides details on the tactics, equipment, and logistics of the belligerents. Part III covers the course of the war, with each chapter addressing a key stage of the fighting in chronological order. The enormous increase in writings on the Korean War during the last thirty years, following the release of key primary source documents, has revived and energized the interest of scholars. This essential reference work not only provides an overview of recent research, but also assesses what impact this has had on understanding the war.

The Fashion of Film How Cinema has Inspired Fashion

The Fashion of Film  How Cinema has Inspired Fashion
Author: Amber Butchart
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 1784722537
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fashion of Film How Cinema has Inspired Fashion Book Excerpt:

From Amber Butchart, host of BBC 4's A Stitch in Time. Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the dystopian vision of Metropolis. The picture-perfect worlds of Wes Anderson's films echo in Miuccia Prada's collections. From historical epics and romantic dramas to sci-fi blockbusters and arthouse cool, the world's most creative fashion designers have long taken their inspiration from screen idols - and continue to do so today. Let fashion historian Amber Butchart take you a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks, and see how the fashion of film has transformed the world of fashion design. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs of fashion creations and the films that inspired them, The Fashion of Film is a must-have for any fan of style.

Biomaterials for Brain Therapy and Repair

Biomaterials for Brain Therapy and Repair
Author: Sara Pedron,Brendan A.C. Harley
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2019-02-06
ISBN: 2889457478
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Brain Therapy and Repair Book Excerpt:

Prevalence of brain related diseases is expected to increase significantly in the next decades. Therefore, there is a vital need to develop effective, personalized models of human brain that can provide information about brain development, and the unique neurobiology of brain disorders. The use of biomaterials can play a strategic role for the future understanding and treatment of complex CNS diseases. Three-dimensional brain cultures have shown promise in disease modelling, cell transplantation and modulation of tissue repair.

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development
Author: Richard Sobel
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 0739191888
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development Book Excerpt:

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond discusses the process of university and community participation in cooperative housing development. Its lessons inform academic and policy understandings about the creation of new community housing by a range of urban institutions and civic groups.

The Path of Nature

The Path of Nature
Author: Asher Ethan Miller
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1588394840
Category: Painting, French
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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North Korean Nuclear Weapon And Reunification Of The Korean Peninsula

North Korean Nuclear Weapon And Reunification Of The Korean Peninsula
Author: Sung-wook Nam
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN: 9813239980
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North Korean Nuclear Weapon And Reunification Of The Korean Peninsula Book Excerpt:

This book explains the origin and historical development of North Korean nuclear weapon dated from the aftermath of World War II. The story of North Korea's nuclear program began when the United States dropped atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 which led to Japan's immediate defeat. Surprised by the speed of Japan's surrender, North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung vowed to secure nuclear capability to avoid suffering the fate of its eastern neighbor. Based on the author's extensive experience in the academia, government, and intelligence circles, the book traces how the nuclear program has evolved since and explores wide-ranging issues including the positive function of nuclear weapon in Pyongyang's local politics, the history of negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, the prospects of denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula, the diplomatic and military options presented to US President Donald Trump in dealing with the nuclear threat, and the future scenarios of the North Korean regime and the possibilities of a reunified Korea.With the nuclear weapon crisis likely to persist in the foreseeable time, is it feasible for South Korea to achieve reunification in the Korean Peninsula? Will the six-party members like the US, China, Russia and Japan agree with reunification without denuclearization? Can the issues of nuclear weapon and unification be settled simultaneously in the future? The book seeks to address these questions and more.

Critical Minerals Policy Act

Critical Minerals Policy Act
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Industrial minerals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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California Management Review

California Management Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Industrial management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Taking to the Streets

Taking to the Streets
Author: Dan Horner
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN: 0228002648
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking to the Streets Book Excerpt:

The 1840s were a period of rapid growth and social conflict in Montreal. The city's public life was marked by a series of labour conflicts and bloody sectarian riots; at the same time, the ways that elites wielded power and ordinary people engaged in the political process were changing, particularly in public space. In Taking to the Streets Dan Horner examines how the urban environment became a vital and contentious political site during the tumultuous period from the end of the 1837-38 rebellions to the burning of Parliament in 1849. Employing a close reading of newspaper and judicial archives, he looks at a broad range of collective crowd experiences, including riots, labour demonstrations, religious processions, and parades. By examining how crowd events were used both to assert claims of political authority and to challenge their legitimacy, Horner charts the development of a contentious democratic political culture in British North America. Taking to the Streets is an important contribution to the political and urban history of pre-Confederation Canada and a timely reminder of how Montrealers from all walks of life have always used the streets to build community and make their voices heard.

The Mobility Forum

The Mobility Forum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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