Artificial Intelligence and Smart Agriculture Technology

Artificial Intelligence and Smart Agriculture Technology
Author: Utku Kose,V. B. Surya Prasath,M. Rubaiyat Hossain Mondal,Prajoy Podder,Subrato Bharati
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2022-06-27
ISBN: 1000604373
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence and Smart Agriculture Technology Book Excerpt:

This book was created with the intention of informing an international audience about the latest technological aspects for developing smart agricultural applications. As artificial intelligence (AI) takes the main role in this, the majority of the chapters are associated with the role of AI and data analytics components for better agricultural applications. The first two chapters provide alternative, wide reviews of the use of AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things as effective solutions to agricultural problems. The third chapter looks at the use of blockchain technology in smart agricultural scenarios. In the fourth chapter, a future view is provided of an Internet of Things-oriented sustainable agriculture. Next, the fifth chapter provides a governmental evaluation of advanced farming technologies, and the sixth chapter discusses the role of big data in smart agricultural applications. The role of the blockchain is evaluated in terms of an industrial view under the seventh chapter, and the eighth chapter provides a discussion of data mining and data extraction, which is essential for better further analysis by smart tools. The ninth chapter evaluates the use of machine learning in food processing and preservation, which is a critical issue for dealing with issues concerns regarding insufficient foud sources. The tenth chapter also discusses sustainability, and the eleventh chapter focuses on the problem of plant disease prediction, which is among the critical agricultural issues. Similarly, the twelfth chapter considers the use of deep learning for classifying plant diseases. Finally, the book ends with a look at cyber threats to farming automation in the thirteenth chapter and a case study of India for a better, smart, and sustainable agriculture in the fourteenth chapter. This book presents the most critical research topics of today’s smart agricultural applications and provides a valuable view for both technological knowledge and ability that will be helpful to academicians, scientists, students who are the future of science, and industrial practitioners who collaborate with academia.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing
Author: Kapil Gupta,Konstantinos Salonitis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 0128181168
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Manufacturing Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Manufacturing examines the overall sustainability of a wide range of manufacturing processes and industrial systems. With chapters addressing machining, casting, additive and gear manufacturing processes; and hot topics such as remanufacturing, life cycle engineering, and recycling, this book is the most complete guide to this topic available. Drawing on experts in both academia and industry, coverage addresses theoretical developments and practical improvements from research and innovations. This unique book will advise readers on how to achieve sustainable manufacturing processes and systems, and further the clean and safe environment. This handbook is a part of the four volume set entitled Handbooks in Advanced Manufacturing. The other three address Advanced Machining and Finishing, Advanced Welding and Deforming, and Additive Manufacturing. Provides basic to advanced level information on various aspects of sustainable manufacturing Presents the strategies and techniques to achieve sustainability in numerous areas of manufacturing and industrial engineering such as environmentally benign machining, sustainable additive manufacturing, remanufacturing and recycling, sustainable supply chain, and life cycle engineering Combines contributions from experts in academia and industry with the latest research and case studies Explains how to attain a clean, green, and safe environment via sustainable manufacturing Presents recent developments and suggests future research directions

Do Machines Dream of Electric Workers

Do Machines Dream of Electric Workers
Author: Luca Solari,Marcello Martinez,Alessio Maria Braccini,Alessandra Lazazzara
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 3030833216
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Machines Dream of Electric Workers Book Excerpt:

In our rapidly changing world, digitalization is often either the key to survival or the driving force behind organizations' success. This book examines the impact of digitalization on organizations and the challenges it poses. It explores ways of redesigning work, improving organizational performance, developing employee skills, and creating new forms of competition in the market. In this context, not only the challenges for organizations but also those for the field of organizational studies are considered. This compilation is based on a selection of the best papers presented at the annual workshop (WOA2020) of the Association of Italian Organization Studies Academics (ASSIOA), held at the University of Milan, Italy in February 2020. The diverse road range of perspectives offered makes the book relevant for scholars and practitioners alike.

Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol 2 Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries

Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol  2  Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries
Author: Nicholas P Cheremisinoff,Paul E. Rosenfeld
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN: 9781437778335
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol 2 Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries Book Excerpt:

This new Handbook provides a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors. Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * the manufacturing technologies * waste management * pollution * methods for estimating and reporting emissions * treatment and control technologies * worker and community health risk exposures * cost data for pollution management * cleaner production and prevention alternatives Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries provides an overview of the forestry, wood preserving, pulp and paper industries and identifies the key environmental aspects, supported by case studies of major incidents. It provides general explanations of the major unit operations and processes in pulp and paper mills and wood treating plants, covering new trends alongside traditional methods. The environmental issues regarding air, water and solid waste are all addressed, identifying all US plants and their TRI data, and the authors provide calculation methods for properly accounting for air emissions and P2 practices to reduce them. Provides guidelines on cleaner production and pollution prevention practices for improving overall environmental performance Discusses emerging technologies and processes for cleaner air Contains an Inventory of Chemical Toxicity Properties

Machine Vision for Industry 4 0

Machine Vision for Industry 4 0
Author: Roshani Raut,Salahddine Krit,Prasenjit Chatterjee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2022-03-23
ISBN: 100051823X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Vision for Industry 4 0 Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the use of machine vision and technologies in specific engineering case studies and focuses on how machine vision techniques are impacting every step of industrial processes and how smart sensors and cognitive big data analytics are supporting the automation processes in Industry 4.0 applications. Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, combines traditional manufacturing with automation and data exchange. Machine vision is used in the industry for reliable product inspections, quality control, and data capture solutions. It combines different technologies to provide important information from the acquisition and analysis of images for robot-based inspection and guidance. Features Presents a comprehensive guide on how to use machine vision for Industry 4.0 applications, such as analysis of images for automated inspections, object detection, object tracking, and more Includes case studies of Robotics Internet of Things with its current and future applications in healthcare, agriculture, and transportation Highlights the inclusion of impaired people in the industry, for example, an intelligent assistant that helps deaf-mute individuals to transmit instructions and warnings in a manufacturing process Examines the significant technological advancements in machine vision for Industrial Internet of Things and explores the commercial benefits using real-world applications from healthcare to transportation Discusses a conceptual framework of machine vision for various industrial applications The book addresses scientific aspects for a wider audience such as senior and junior engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and anyone interested in the trends, development, and opportunities for machine vision for Industry 4.0 applications.

Recent Developments in Management Science in Engineering

Recent Developments in Management Science in Engineering
Author: Jiuping Xu
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2021-08-06
ISBN: 1527573427
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in Management Science in Engineering Book Excerpt:

Reconstruction of the Public Sphere in the Socially Mediated Age

Reconstruction of the Public Sphere in the Socially Mediated Age
Author: Kaoru Endo,Satoshi Kurihara,Takashi Kamihigashi,Fujio Toriumi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 9811061386
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstruction of the Public Sphere in the Socially Mediated Age Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to establish a basis for resolving the various issues facing modern society by exploring the field of Computational Social Science, which fuses the social and natural sciences. Today, society is threatened by problems concerning the environment, population growth, hunger and epidemics, all of which could lead to the extinction of humankind. However, attempting to resolve these issues is extremely difficult, because of the complex, intertwined factors involved, and because these issues are not just matters related to nature and the environment but also to society. In this book, we investigate this aporia of the social sciences with the help of big data (which has gained considerable attention in recent years) and techniques such as agent-based simulation. Our aim is to resolve the complex system problems characteristic of the present age. In this regard, the book focuses on specific issues such as the reconstruction of public character in our social-media-saturated modern lifestyle, the current state of social capital, and the resultant social changes.

Methods Implementation and Application of Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics

Methods  Implementation  and Application of Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics
Author: Om Prakash, Jena,Gururaj, H.L.,Pooja, M.R.,Pavan Kumar, S.P.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 166843993X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods Implementation and Application of Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics Book Excerpt:

Cyber security is a key focus in the modern world as more private information is stored and saved online. In order to ensure vital information is protected from various cyber threats, it is essential to develop a thorough understanding of technologies that can address cyber security challenges. Artificial intelligence has been recognized as an important technology that can be employed successfully in the cyber security sector. Due to this, further study on the potential uses of artificial intelligence is required. Methods, Implementation, and Application of Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics discusses critical artificial intelligence technologies that are utilized in cyber security and considers various cyber security issues and their optimal solutions supported by artificial intelligence. Covering a range of topics such as malware, smart grid, data breachers, and machine learning, this major reference work is ideal for security analysts, cyber security specialists, data analysts, security professionals, computer scientists, government officials, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Optimizing Current Strategies and Applications in Industrial Engineering

Optimizing Current Strategies and Applications in Industrial Engineering
Author: Sahoo, Prasanta
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN: 152258224X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimizing Current Strategies and Applications in Industrial Engineering Book Excerpt:

The field of industrial engineering continues to advance at a rapid rate due to innovative technologies such as robotics and automation that improve performance and efficiencies. Emerging research on these latest trends, strategies, and techniques is needed to ensure that industry professionals remain up to date on the best practices for success. Optimizing Current Strategies and Applications in Industrial Engineering is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation of integrated systems in engineering. While highlighting topics such as engineering economy, material handling, and operations management, this book is ideally designed for engineers, policymakers, educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance

Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance
Author: García-Alcaraz, Jorge Luis,Jamil, George Leal,Avelar-Sosa, Liliana,Briones Peñalver, Antonio Juan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN: 1799802043
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance Book Excerpt:

In the industrial world, companies are always seeking competitive advantages to sustain themselves in the globalized market. A supply chain is one of these improvements that managers implement in order to stay ahead of the competition. However, certain methods of supply chains add risks such as the addition of costs, possible accidents, and economic losses. Because of this, companies are looking for techniques in which to progress their supply chain execution. The Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance is a pivotal reference source that identifies techniques, tools, and methodologies that can improve supply chain performance and enable businesses to generate a competitive advantage in the globalized market. While highlighting topics such as material flow, route optimization, and green distribution, this publication is ideally designed for managers, executives, logistics engineers, production managers, warehouse operations managers, board directors, consultants, analysts, inventory control managers, researchers, academicians, industrial and managerial professionals, practitioners, and students looking to improve costs and quality of supply chains.

Strategies of Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Strategies of Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Author: Hosam M. Saleh
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN: 1839625597
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies of Sustainable Solid Waste Management Book Excerpt:

The world is currently experiencing increased environmental contamination with solid waste, which is one of the greatest environmental threats today. Although solid waste is harmful, proper management and profitable recycling can make it beneficial to the environment. In this regard, estimation of the true quantities of solid wastes generated annually in developed and developing countries is important for evaluating suitable strategies for economic and sustainable procedures of waste management. This book presents an interesting review of the economics of solid waste management in various developing and developed countries. It examines several economic applications of solid waste, such as innovative methods to generate bioelectricity from organic waste using microbial fuel cells and using solid waste as an alternative fuel in cement kilns.

Advances in Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering and Business Management

Advances in Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering and Business Management
Author: P. K. Kapur,Gurinder Singh,Saurabh Panwar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 9811600376
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering and Business Management Book Excerpt:

The volume contains latest research on software reliability assessment, testing, quality management, inventory management, mathematical modeling, analysis using soft computing techniques and management analytics. It links researcher and practitioner perspectives from different branches of engineering and management, and from around the world for a bird's eye view on the topics. The interdisciplinarity of engineering and management research is widely recognized and considered to be the most appropriate and significant in the fast changing dynamics of today's times. With insights from the volume, companies looking to drive decision making are provided actionable insight on each level and for every role using key indicators, to generate mobile-enabled scorecards, time-series based analysis using charts, and dashboards. At the same time, the book provides scholars with a platform to derive maximum utility in the area by subscribing to the idea of managing business through performance and business analytics.

Handbook of advances in Alkali activated Concrete

Handbook of advances in Alkali activated Concrete
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Prinya Chindaprasirt,Togay Ozbakkaloglu
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN: 0323854702
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of advances in Alkali activated Concrete Book Excerpt:

Advances on Alkali-activated Concrete, provides comprehensive information on materials, structural properties and realistic potential for the application of alkali-activated concretes and cements. Divided over seven key parts, including the design of alkali-activated concrete, their fabrication and curing, rheology, properties of alkali-activated concrete, durability, dynamic performance and LCA, the book will be an essential reference resource for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, chemists, manufacturers and civil engineers working with alkali-activated materials and concrete structures. Provides an essential guide on the latest developments in alkali-activated concrete Comprehensively examines alkali-activated concrete performance under cyclic loading Includes concrete systems containing coarser aggregates Presents several important cases studies of application

LubricationTribology Lubricants and Additives

LubricationTribology  Lubricants and Additives
Author: David Johnson
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN: 1789231280
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LubricationTribology Lubricants and Additives Book Excerpt:

Tribology is an interdisciplinary area that studies the reduction of friction between moving parts combining chemistry, physics and engineering disciplines. Lubricants are typically substances used to reduce friction. This book contains two sections: the first section examines the chemistry of lubricants and additives, while the second section looks at the lubrication of different types of materials.

Industry 4 0 in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises SMEs

Industry 4 0 in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises  SMEs
Author: Ketan Kotecha,Satish Kumar,Arunkumar Bongale,R. Suresh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN: 1000548945
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industry 4 0 in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises SMEs Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the broader areas of Industry 4.0 as it applies to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), this book offers a smooth adoption of techniques and technologies and presents advances, challenges, and opportunities for implementation. It will also enhance the role of academia by training new engineers on Industry 4.0 and digital transformation. Industry 4.0 in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions presents concepts of predictive maintenance, digital factory, digital twin, additive manufacturing, and machining for sustainable development. It discusses the challenges faced by adopting Industry 4.0 including new security and privacy measures in the whole smart manufacturing setup while also explaining the impact of Industry 4.0 on Lean production systems. Implementation recommendations in the form of case studies, research studies, and the role academia can play are also provided. Practitioners, research scholars, academicians, and those studying or working in the Industry 4.0 sector will find this book of interest.

Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy

Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy
Author: Jakobsen, Siri,Lauvås, Thomas,Quatraro, Francesco,Rasmussen, Einar,Steinmo, Marianne
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN: 1800373090
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy Book Excerpt:

The transition to a circular economy requires innovation at all levels of society. This insightful Research Handbook is the first comprehensive edited work examining how innovation can contribute to a more circular economy.

The Prospect of Industry 5 0 in Biomanufacturing

The Prospect of Industry 5 0 in Biomanufacturing
Author: Pau Loke Show,Kit Wayne Chew,Tau Chuan Ling
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2021-07-02
ISBN: 1000407438
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prospect of Industry 5 0 in Biomanufacturing Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to present the idea of Industry 5.0 in biomanufacturing and bioprocess engineering, both upstream and downstream. The Prospect of Industry 5.0 in Biomanufacturing details the latest technologies and how they can be used efficiently and explains process analysis from an engineering point of view. In addition, it covers applications and challenges. FEATURES Describes the previous Industrial Revolution, current Industry 4.0, and how new technologies will transition toward Industry 5.0 Explains how Industry 5.0 can be applied in biomanufacturing Demonstrates new technologies catered to Industry 5.0 Uses worked examples related to biological systems This book enables readers in industry and academia working in the biomanufacturing engineering sector to understand current trends and future directions in this field.

Financial Ecosystem and Strategy in the Digital Era

Financial Ecosystem and Strategy in the Digital Era
Author: Umit Hacioglu,Tamer Aksoy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2021-06-14
ISBN: 303072624X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Ecosystem and Strategy in the Digital Era Book Excerpt:

This book analyses and discusses current issues and trends in finance with a special focus on technological developments and innovations. The book presents an overview of the classical and traditional approaches of financial management in companies and discusses its key strategic role in corporate performance. Furthermore, the volume illustrates how the emerging technological innovations will shape the theory and practice of financial management, focusing especially on the decentralized financial ecosystems that blockchain and its related technologies allow.

Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems

Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems
Author: Jürgen Beyerer,Alexander Maier,Oliver Niggemann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-12-23
ISBN: 3662627469
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems Book Excerpt:

This open access proceedings presents new approaches to Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems, experiences and visions. It contains selected papers from the fifth international Conference ML4CPS – Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems, which was held in Berlin, March 12-13, 2020. Cyber Physical Systems are characterized by their ability to adapt and to learn: They analyze their environment and, based on observations, they learn patterns, correlations and predictive models. Typical applications are condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, image processing and diagnosis. Machine Learning is the key technology for these developments.

Water Resources and Economic Processes

Water Resources and Economic Processes
Author: Tiziano Distefano
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 0429655932
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resources and Economic Processes Book Excerpt:

Water exploitation has increased notably in the world during the last 250 years since the onset of industrialisation. The relationships between economic processes and water use are complex and include many interwoven drivers such as: technological development, dietary choices and food production, climate change, demographic change, and policy reforms, among others. Ensuring food, water, and energy for the growing population remains a common global challenge. Taking on a multi- and inter-disciplinary viewpoint, Water Resources and Economic Processes offers an up-to-date collection of contributions from leading scholars and works to gather research on important aspects of relevant fields and methodologies, including: Historical and long-term overview of the relations between income growth, water use, and technological development; Water markets and collaborative actions’ promise and threats in the fight against water stress; Impact of climate change on water productivity, including inter- and intra-annual variations; Urban reforms and surveys on the attitude of citizens towards private and public mitigation and preservation measures; Regional, national, and global comparative case-studies; International trade, migration, conf licts, and the globalisation of water; Methodological and empirical challenges of building future scenarios. This book is a key reference text for those studying water governance and management. It is suited to PhD students, national institutions, and NGO, as well as other professionals interested in understanding sustainable water use at the local, national, and international scales.