Cognitive Data Models for Sustainable Environment

Cognitive Data Models for Sustainable Environment
Author: Siddhartha Bhattacharyya,Naba Kumar Mondal,Koushik Mondal,Jyoti Prakash Singh,Kolla Bhanu Prakash
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-09-19
ISBN: 0128240393
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Data Models for Sustainable Environment Book Excerpt:

Cognitive Models for Sustainable Environment reviews the fundamental concepts of gathering, processing and analyzing data from batch processes, along with a review of intelligent and cognitive tools that can be used. The book is centered on evolving novel intelligent/cognitive models and algorithms to develop sustainable solutions for the mitigation of environmental pollution. It unveils intelligent and cognitive models to address issues related to the effective monitoring of environmental pollution and sustainable environmental design. As such, the book focuses on the overall well-being of the global environment for better sustenance and livelihood. The book covers novel cognitive models for effective environmental pollution data management at par with the standards laid down by the World Health Organization. Every chapter is supported by real-life case studies, illustrative examples and video demonstrations that enlighten readers. Explores the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity Provides tools, connections and proactive solutions to take sustainability programs to the next level Offers perspectives for design, development and commissioning of intelligent applications Provides reviews on the latest intelligent technologies and algorithms related to state-of-the-art methodologies of monitoring and mitigation of environmental pollution

Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments

Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments
Author: J. Saini,M. Dutta,G. Marques
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2022-05-18
ISBN: 1643682776
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments Book Excerpt:

Indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor air pollution (IAP) are a matter of concern in many countries because they can significantly influence the general health and well-being of those who spend most of their time inside, whether at home or work. Poor IAQ and repeated exposure to dangerous concentrations of pollutants can contribute significantly to the healthcare burden along with increased absenteeism and lost productivity worldwide. This book, Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments, explores the problem of IAQ and highlights potential challenges, gaps, and opportunities in the field. As the title suggests, it focuses on assessing IAQ in smart environments using emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), that can further contribute to the development of intelligent building management systems. The book contains 8 chapters, written by various experts in the field and addressing significant elements of IAQ management, including: definition, state-of-the-art and applications; sensing techniques; technological interventions and smart environments; smart monitoring devices; green and smart hospitals; health risks of nano building products; the optimization of household ventilation; and an assessment of smart environments. While providing a useful source of knowledge for researchers, policymakers, public health professionals and government agencies wishing to enhance the air quality in buildings, the book will also serve as a guide to building occupants who wish to take the necessary measures to enhance the built environment with improved ventilation arrangements.

Sustainable Intelligent Systems

Sustainable Intelligent Systems
Author: Amit Joshi,Atulya K. Nagar,Gabriela Marín-Raventós
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-03-06
ISBN: 9813349018
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Intelligent Systems Book Excerpt:

This book discusses issues related to ICT, intelligent systems, data science, AI, machine learning, sustainable development and overall their impacts on sustainability. It provides an overview of the technologies of future. The book also discusses novel intelligent algorithms and their applications to move from a data-centric world to sustainable world. It includes research paradigms on sustainable development goals and societal impacts. The book provides an overview of cutting-edge techniques toward sustainability and ideas to help researchers who want to understand the challenges and opportunities of using smart management perspective for sustainable society. It serves as a reference to wide ranges of readers from computer science, data analysts, AI technocrats and management researchers.

Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Sustainability

Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Hui Lin Ong
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811914346
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Sustainability Book Excerpt:

GIS Environmental Modeling and Engineering

GIS  Environmental Modeling and Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2009-12-23
ISBN: 9781439808726
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS Environmental Modeling and Engineering Book Excerpt:

Spatial dimensions need to be properly captured if modeling and engineering techniques are to be successfully applied in addressing environmental problems. The links between the geographical information systems (GIS) that capture this data, simulation modeling, and engineering offer tremendous possibilities for building versatile support systems fo

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development
Author: Gregory E. Kersten,Zbigniew Mikolajuk,Anthony Gar-On Yeh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN: 0306475421
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

In recent years, much work has been done in formulating and clarifying the concept of sustainable development and related theoretical and research issues. Now, the challenge has shifted to designing and stimulating processes of effective planning and decision-making, at all levels of human activity, in such a way as to achieve local and global sustainable development. Information technology can help a great deal in achieving sustainable development by providing well-designed and useful tools for decision makers. One such tool is the decision support system, or DSS. This book explores the area of DSS in the context of sustainable development. As DSS is a very new technique, especially in the developing world, this book will serve as a reference text, primarily for managers, government officials, and information professionals in developing countries. It covers the concept of sustainable development, defines DSS and how it can be used in the planning and management of sustainable development, and examines the state of the art in DSS use. Other interested readers will include students, teachers, and analysts in information sciences; DSS designers, developers, and implementors; and international development agencies.

Oceanographic and Marine Cross Domain Data Management for Sustainable Development

Oceanographic and Marine Cross Domain Data Management for Sustainable Development
Author: Diviacco, Paolo,Leadbetter, Adam,Glaves, Helen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN: 1522507019
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oceanographic and Marine Cross Domain Data Management for Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

As human activity makes a greater impact on the environment, sustainability becomes an increasingly imperative goal. With the assistance of current technological innovations, environmental systems can be better preserved. Oceanographic and Marine Cross-Domain Data Management for Sustainable Development is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the collection of environmental data for sustainability initiatives and the associate challenges with this data acquisition. Highlighting various technological, scientific, semantic, and semiotic perspectives, this book is ideally designed for researchers, technology developers, practitioners, students, and professionals in the field of environmental science and technology.

Handbook of Sustainability Driven Business Strategies in Practice

Handbook of Sustainability Driven Business Strategies in Practice
Author: Markovic, Stefan,Sancha, Cristina,Lindgreen, Adam
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 1789908353
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sustainability Driven Business Strategies in Practice Book Excerpt:

Sustainability is a top priority for organizations and a key strategy in corporate agendas, but the effective deployment of any strategy demands that the strategy is consistent, functional, and aligned. This Handbook advocates sustainability strategies that encompass environmental, social, and economic dimensions at department-level.

Handbook of Digital Human Modeling

Handbook of Digital Human Modeling
Author: Vincent G. Duffy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 1420063529
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Digital Human Modeling Book Excerpt:

The rapid introduction of sophisticated computers, services, telecommunications systems, and manufacturing systems has caused a major shift in the way people use and work with technology. It is not surprising that computer-aided modeling has emerged as a promising method for ensuring products meet the requirements of the consumer. The Handbook of Digital Human Modeling provides comprehensive coverage of the theory, tools, and methods to effectively achieve this objective. The 56 chapters in this book, written by 113 contributing authorities from Canada, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, and the US, provide a wealth of international knowledge and guidelines. They cover applications in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, data visualization and simulation, defense and military systems, design for impaired mobility, healthcare and medicine, information systems, and product design. The text elucidates tools to help evaluate product and work design while reducing the need for physical prototyping. Additional software and demonstration materials on the CRC Press web site include a never-before-released 220-page step-by-step UGS-Siemens JackTM help manual developed at Purdue University. The current gap between capability to correctly predict outcomes and set expectation for new and existing products and processes affects human-system performance, market acceptance, product safety, and satisfaction at work. The handbook provides the fundamental concepts and tools for digital human modeling and simulation with a focus on its foundations in human factors and ergonomics. The tools identified and made available in this handbook help reduce the need for physical prototyping. They enable engineers to quantify acceptability and risk in design in terms of the human factors and ergonomics.

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form
Author: Elizabeth Burton,Mike Jenks,Katie Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 1136804803
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form Book Excerpt:

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture.

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development
Author: Cesar Marolla
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN: 1351045210
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development shows how ICT, as an enabler for all spheres of development, can help innovate business processes and operations, and provide faster integration of new technologies into business systems. Focused on sustainability, the book addresses strategic approaches to cope with a range of climatic, environmental, cyber-security threats and other global risks, and aims to promote prosperity and economic growth. Furthermore, it explores how the adoption of new technologies, and collective action based upon a strategic behavioral theory of new leadership, can be applied when responding to specific set of conditions that allow for the proposed strategies to cope with risks. Information technology and strategic planning complement each other to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Risk management frameworks, business continuity systems, and strategic planning methodologies such as mechanism design theory, strategic adaptive cognition (SAC), and risk mechanism theory (RMT) are the fundamental components needed to have a universal approach embedded into the national development plans agenda. As technology no longer follows an orderly, linear path, but improves exponentially, developing a strategic approach to ICT implementation help world leaders in the difficult but inspiring task of making a sustainable world and consequently find solutions to achieve the SDGs and the desired growth pattern that must be sustained, inclusive and equitable. Cesar Marolla is a sustainability and environmental management leader, researcher, author, and lecturer. Throughout his career he has brought strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations and societies and has worked and traveled extensively in Europe, South America, Middle East, Northeast Africa, and the United States. Marolla is the recipient of the 2013 Harvard University Derek Bok Civic Prize Award that recognizes creative initiatives in community service and long-standing records of civic achievement. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Sustainability Leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health— The Center for Health and the Global Environment and a member of the Harvard Advisory Council for the Sustainability Curriculum.

Finance and Sustainable Development

Finance and Sustainable Development
Author: Magdalena Ziolo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 1000332209
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finance and Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

There are many studies confirming the relationship between financial systems and economic development, but there are few which examine the degree to which financial systems a) impact the quality of information, b) influence sound corporate governance, c) ensure effective mechanisms of risk management, d) mobilize savings and f) facilitate trade. In the context of sustainability, there should also be a line of inquiry into how a particular financial system influences the assurance and implementation of sustainable development principles and goals. This book delivers a methodological approach to designing and assessing sustainable financial systems. It provides an original contribution by prioritizing ESG factors in the decision-making process of financial institutions and identifying their impact on sustainable financial systems. The author argues that to achieve financial stability, it is necessary to have in place mechanisms designed to prevent financial problems from becoming systemic and/or threatening the stability of the financial and economic system, while maintaining (or not undermining) the economy’s ability to sustain growth and perform its other functions. The book primarily takes a simulation and experimental approach. It is the first book to take such a comprehensive look at sustainable financial systems as opposed to sustainable finance in general. It will appeal to academics, students and researchers in the fields of economics, finance and banking, business, management and political and social sciences.

Sustainable Development Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Sustainable Development  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1725
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 1522538186
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

To maintain a healthy ecosystem for contemporary society, and for future generations, policies must be implemented to protect the environment. This can be achieved by consistent evaluation of new initiatives and strategies. Sustainable Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive source of scholarly information on the latest research for sustainability concerns across a multidisciplinary perspective. Highlighting a broad range of innovative topics such as renewable energy, urban development, and green technologies, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, professionals, students, and practitioners interested in the preservation of the environment.

International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change

International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change
Author: Stephen Young,Steven Silvern
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2012-02-03
ISBN: 9533078154
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change Book Excerpt:

Environmental change is increasingly considered a critical topic for researchers across multiple disciplines, as well as policy makers throughout the world. Mounting evidence shows that environments in every part of the globe are undergoing tremendous human-induced change. Population growth, urbanization and the expansion of the global economy are putting increasing pressure on ecosystems around the planet. To understand the causes and consequences of environmental change, the contributors to this book employ spatial and non-spatial data, diverse theoretical perspectives and cutting edge research tools such as GIS, remote sensing and other relevant technologies. International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change brings together research from around the world to explore the complexities of contemporary, and historical environmental change. As an InTech open source publication current and cutting edge research methodologies and research results are quickly published for the academic policy-making communities. Dimensions of environmental change explored in this volume include: Climate change Historical environmental change Biological responses to environmental change Land use and land cover change Policy and management for environmental change

IoT Based Smart Waste Management for Environmental Sustainability

IoT Based Smart Waste Management for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Biswaranjan Acharya,Satarupa Dey,Mohammed Zidan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 1000586014
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IoT Based Smart Waste Management for Environmental Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This book consolidates and summarizes smart technologies like IoT, edge computing, and AI used in different aspects of waste material management, mitigation, and recycling for a sustainable environment. One of the cases explains how IoT-based systems and wireless sensors can be used to continuously detect common pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, and particulate matter (PM) and how the data collected are used to assess the overall air quality and determine actions for improvements. A collection of practical case studies, this book provides a comprehensive knowledge in smart waste management to readers in universities, research centers, and industries.

Introduction to Sustainability Analytics

Introduction to Sustainability Analytics
Author: Raghavan (Ram) Ramanan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 1351650939
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sustainability Analytics Book Excerpt:

The roles of corporate and public stewards and the nature of their social contract with society have been changing over the past two centuries, and those changes have accelerated in recent decades. Moreover, with increasing focus on sustainability factors from the marketplace (regulators, investors, financiers, and consumers), corporate sustainability disclosure is shifting from voluntary to vital. Corporate and public stewards are now responsible for their performance and services from cradle-to-grave: they must properly manage corporate social responsibility and integrate it into their global strategies, rather than consider it as merely a moral obligation or a risk/reputation management exercise. Sustainability analytics, the critical link between sustainability and business strategy, helps professionals track, trend, and transform sustainability information into actionable insights across the value chain and life cycle, to enhance their sustainability performance and its disclosure. This book, Introduction to Sustainability Analytics, provides corporate and public stewards with a comprehensive understanding of how to determine which sustainability metrics are material to them and relevant to their business, and how to incorporate them into corporate strategy, resource allocation, and prioritization. Focusing on practical decision-making needs, it explains how to value and prioritize initiatives, and how to best allocate necessary resources through several real case studies and practical examples. Features: Examines pressing issues such as climate change, water scarcity, and environmental justice Explains how to develop a business case and global strategy for social responsibility Includes both corporate and public policy perspectives on sustainability economics Covers emerging regulations on sustainability disclosure and responsible investing

Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism

Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism
Author: Simon Elias Bibri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN: 3030173127
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism Book Excerpt:

We are living at the dawn of what has been termed ‘the fourth paradigm of science,’ a scientific revolution that is marked by both the emergence of big data science and analytics, and by the increasing adoption of the underlying technologies in scientific and scholarly research practices. Everything about science development or knowledge production is fundamentally changing thanks to the ever-increasing deluge of data. This is the primary fuel of the new age, which powerful computational processes or analytics algorithms are using to generate valuable knowledge for enhanced decision-making, and deep insights pertaining to a wide variety of practical uses and applications. This book addresses the complex interplay of the scientific, technological, and social dimensions of the city, and what it entails in terms of the systemic implications for smart sustainable urbanism. In concrete terms, it explores the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field of smart sustainable urbanism and the unprecedented paradigmatic shifts and practical advances it is undergoing in light of big data science and analytics. This new era of science and technology embodies an unprecedentedly transformative and constitutive power—manifested not only in the form of revolutionizing science and transforming knowledge, but also in advancing social practices, producing new discourses, catalyzing major shifts, and fostering societal transitions. Of particular relevance, it is instigating a massive change in the way both smart cities and sustainable cities are studied and understood, and in how they are planned, designed, operated, managed, and governed in the face of urbanization. This relates to what has been dubbed data-driven smart sustainable urbanism, an emerging approach based on a computational understanding of city systems and processes that reduces urban life to logical and algorithmic rules and procedures, while also harnessing urban big data to provide a more holistic and integrated view or synoptic intelligence of the city. This is increasingly being directed towards improving, advancing, and maintaining the contribution of both sustainable cities and smart cities to the goals of sustainable development. This timely and multifaceted book is aimed at a broad readership. As such, it will appeal to urban scientists, data scientists, urbanists, planners, engineers, designers, policymakers, philosophers of science, and futurists, as well as all readers interested in an overview of the pivotal role of big data science and analytics in advancing every academic discipline and social practice concerned with data–intensive science and its application, particularly in relation to sustainability.

Future Sustainable Ecosystems

Future Sustainable Ecosystems
Author: Nathaniel K Newlands
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 131535666X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Sustainable Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Future Sustainable Ecosystems: Complexity, Risk, Uncertainty provides an interdisciplinary, integrative overview of environmental problem-solving using statistics. It shows how statistics can be used to solve diverse environmental and socio-economic problems involving food, water, energy scarcity, and climate change risks. It synthesizes interdisciplinary theory, concepts, definitions, models and findings involved in complex global sustainability problem-solving, making it an essential guide and reference. It includes real-world examples and applications making the book accessible to a broader interdisciplinary readership. Discussions include a broad, integrated perspective on sustainability, integrated risk, multi-scale changes and impacts taking place within ecosystems worldwide. State-of-the-art statistical techniques, including Bayesian hierarchical, spatio-temporal, agent-based and game-theoretic approaches are explored. The author then focuses on the real-world integration of observational and experimental data and its use within statistical models. The book clarifies how complex adaptive systems theory frames sustainability as a probabilistic (i.e., stochastic) problem, highlighting the importance of adaptive policy, science and institutional arrangements, for strengthening ecosystem adaptation and resilience. The author elucidates how we must transform our thinking, illuminating the benefits and opportunities offered by the integrative risk approach to innovation and learning in the Cognitive/Risk Era. The book highlights the importance of statistics in guiding, designing and delivering real-world solutions and helping to unravel the complex array of tradeoffs, uncertainties, inter-dependencies and unforeseen risks.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
Author: Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN: 1317667964
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions. This volume illustrates the ways in which today's environmental anthropologists are constructing new paradigms for understanding the multiplicity of players, pressures, and ecologies in every environment, and the value of cultural knowledge of landscapes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary topics in environmental anthropology and thorough discussions on the current state and prospective future of the field in seven key sections. As the contributions to this Handbook demonstrate, the subfield of environmental anthropology is responding to cultural adaptations and responses to environmental changes in multiple and complex ways. As a discipline concerned primarily with human-environment interaction, environmental anthropologists recognize that we are now working within a pressure cooker of rapid environmental damage that is forcing behavioural and often cultural changes around the world. As we see in the breadth of topics presented in this volume, these environmental challenges have inspired renewed foci on traditional topics such as food procurement, ethnobiology, and spiritual ecology; and a broad new range of subjects, such as resilience, nonhuman rights, architectural anthropology, industrialism, and education. This volume enables scholars and students quick access to both established and trending environmental anthropological explorations into theory, methodology and practice.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics
Author: Gavriel Salvendy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1752
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN: 1118129083
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomicshas been completely revised and updated. This includes allexisting third edition chapters plus new chapters written to covernew areas. These include the following subjects: Managing low-back disorder risk in the workplace Online interactivity Neuroergonomics Office ergonomics Social networking HF&E in motor vehicle transportation User requirements Human factors and ergonomics in aviation Human factors in ambient intelligent environments As with the earlier editions, the main purpose of this handbookis to serve the needs of the human factors and ergonomicsresearchers, practitioners, and graduate students. Each chapter hasa strong theory and scientific base, but is heavily focused on realworld applications. As such, a significant number of case studies,examples, figures, and tables are included to aid in theunderstanding and application of the material covered.