Improving Stability in Developing Nations through Automation 2006

Improving Stability in Developing Nations through Automation 2006
Author: Peter Kopacek
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-03-29
ISBN: 9780080467641
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Stability in Developing Nations through Automation 2006 Book Excerpt:

Technological development has caused profound changes and social stability. Regions which have had stable populations for centuries have experienced enormous population growth leading to the emergence of sometimes unmanageable megaplex cities as well as bringing about macroscopic environmental change. The scope of this IFAC SWIIS Conference is to offer insights into mitigating unwanted side-effects of rapid development and to share methodologies for appropriate ways of managing the introduction of technologies which will alter social stability. Contributions included in Improving Stability in Developing Nations through Automation 2006 cover a very broad field of interest for subjects such as social aspects of technology transfer, managing the introduction of technological change, ethical aspects, technology and environmental stability, and anticipating secondary and tertiary effects of technological development. 3 survey papers, 17 technical papers and a summary of the panel discussion Bringing together scientists and engineers working in these subjects to discuss solutions

Applied Computer Sciences in Engineering

Applied Computer Sciences in Engineering
Author: Juan Carlos Figueroa-García,Eduyn Ramiro López-Santana,José Luis Villa-Ramírez,Roberto Ferro-Escobar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 681
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN: 331966963X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Computer Sciences in Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Forth Workshop onEngineering Applications, WEA 2017, held in Cartagena, Colombia, inSeptember 2017. The 59 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selectedfrom156 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as computerscience; computational intelligence; simulation systems; internet of things; fuzzy sets and systems; power systems; logistics and operations management; miscellaneous applications.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability

Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Marion Hersh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2015-03-20
ISBN: 1447166183
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Ensuring that their work has a positive influence on society is a responsibility and a privilege for engineers, but also a considerable challenge. This book addresses the ways in which engineers meet this challenge, working from the assumption that for a project to be truly ethical both the undertaking itself and its implementation must be ethically sound. The contributors discuss varied topics from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, including l robot ethics; l outer space; l international development; l internet privacy and security; l green branding; l arms conversion; l green employment; and l deliberate misinformation about climate change Important questions are answered, such as l what is meant by engineering ethics and its practical implications; l how decisions made by engineers in their working lives make an impact at the global as well as the local level; and l what ethics-related questions should be asked before making such decisions. Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability will be a valuable resource for practising and student engineers as well as all who are interested in professional ethics, especially as it relates to engineering. Researchers and policy makers concerned with the effects of engineering decisions on environmental sustainability and international stability will find this book to be of special interest.

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters
Author: M.K. Jha
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 615
Release: 2010-07-20
ISBN: 9048124980
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters Book Excerpt:

The major challenges of the 21st century faced by human beings are how to achieve water security, food security, energy security and environmental security. Owing to enhanced natural/anthropogenic disasters worldwide, these challenges become much more complicated and daunting especially for developing countries. Therefore, it is important to highlight the risk of different disasters as well as the modern tools and techniques for minimizing disaster incidence and losses. Disaster management being highly multidisciplinary in nature, a comprehensive book dealing with different aspects of disaster management, and encompassing important disasters faced by humankind is presently not available. This book is an attempt to fulfill this gap. It provides clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about different facets of disaster management along with salient case studies. The book highlights the current status of disaster management focusing on developing nations, discusses vital issues such as climate change and sustainable development, modern approaches and tools/techniques, and the challenges of and future R&D needs for sustainable disaster management.

Engineering Textiles

Engineering Textiles
Author: Y El Mogahzy
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-11-25
ISBN: 1845695410
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Textiles Book Excerpt:

The need for manufacturers to make new products, diversify existing products and remain globally competitive is increasing. Engineering textiles: integrating the design and manufacture of textile products covers many aspects of product development and design conceptualization for both technical and traditional textiles. It also discusses several approaches to the fiber-to-fabric engineering of various textile products. Part one discusses fiber-to-fabric engineering in the context of product development and design of fiber-based products. Part two discusses the different types of fibers, yarns and fabrics suitable for the production of traditional and function-focused textiles. Chapters include key topics such as structure, characteristics and the design of textiles. Part three concludes with a discussion of the development of specific fibre applications, ranging from traditional textile products through to technical textiles such as transport and medical applications. Written by a highly distinguished author, this book is a pioneering guide to textile product design and development for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from engineers in all fields, including textiles, material, mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, polymer and fiber engineers. It is also suitable for textile technologists, fiber scientists and for those involved in research and development of both traditional and new-generation textile products. Reviews aspects of product development and design conceptualisation for both technical and traditional textiles Analyses material selection including structure and characteristics of various fibres Examines the development of fibrous products for transportation, medical and protection applications

Advances in Phytochemistry Textile and Renewable Energy Research for Industrial Growth

Advances in Phytochemistry  Textile and Renewable Energy Research for Industrial Growth
Author: Charles Nzila,Nyamwala Oluoch,Ambrose Kiprop,Rose Ramkat,Isaac S. Kosgey
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 1000521060
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Phytochemistry Textile and Renewable Energy Research for Industrial Growth Book Excerpt:

The International Conference on Phytochemistry, Textile, & Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development (ICPTRE 2020) was hosted by the World bank funded Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy (ACEII-PTRE) based at Moi University in conjunction with Donghua University, China and the Sino–Africa International Symposium on Textiles and Apparel (SAISTA). The theme of the conference was Advancing Science, Technology and Innovation for Industrial Growth. The research relationships between universities and industry have enabled the two entities to flourish and, in the past, have been credited for accelerated sustainable development and uplifting of millions out poverty. ICPTRE 2020 therefore provided a platform for academic researchers drawn from across the world to meet key industry professionals and actively share knowledge while advancing the role of research in industrial development, particularly, in the developing nations. The conference also provided exhibitors with an opportunity to interact with professionals and showcase their business, products, technologies and equipment. During the course of the conference, industrial exhibitions, research papers and presentations in the fields of phytochemistry, textiles, renewable energy, industry, science, technology, innovations and much more were presented.

Information Economy Report 2006

Information Economy Report 2006
Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2006-10-06
ISBN: 921155425X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Economy Report 2006 Book Excerpt:

The present edition of the Report provides unique data on the adoption of ICT by enterprises in developing countries. It also explores ICT policy options in a developing-country context and proposes a framework for national ICT policy reviews and for the design and assessment of pro-poor e-strategies. The Report’s analysis of trends in core ICT indicators such as the use of Internet and mobile phone, as well as the role of broadband in promoting the information economy, concludes that the diffusion of ICT in developing countries still needs government intervention in areas where private providers might be discouraged to go because of costs associated to geographic hurdles or the absence of a critical mass of customers.

American Laboratory

American Laboratory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Laboratories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wireless Automation as an Enabler for the Next Industrial Revolution

Wireless Automation as an Enabler for the Next Industrial Revolution
Author: Muhammad A. Imran,Sajjad Hussain,Qammer H. Abbasi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 1119552621
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireless Automation as an Enabler for the Next Industrial Revolution Book Excerpt:

Presents the components, challenges, and solutions of wireless automation as enablers for industry 4.0 This timely book introduces the state of the art in industrial automation techniques, concentrating on wireless methods for a variety of applications, ranging from simple smart homes to heavy-duty complex industrial setting with robotics accessibility. It covers a wide range of topics including the industrial revolution enablers, applications, challenges, their possible solutions, and future directions. Wireless Automation as an Enabler for the Next Industrial Revolution opens with an introduction to wireless sensor networks and their applications in various domains, emphasizing industrial wireless networks and their future uses. It then takes a look at life-span extension for sensor networks in the industry, followed by a chapter on multiple access and resource sharing for low latency critical industrial networks. Industrial automation is covered next, as is the subject of ultra reliable low latency communications. Other topics include: self healing in wireless networks; cost efficiency optimization for industrial automation; a non event-based approach for non-intrusive load monitoring; wireless networked control; and caching at the edge in low latency wireless networks. The book finishes with a chapter on the application of terahertz sensing at nano-scale for precision agriculture. Introduces the future evolving dimension in industrial automation and discusses the enablers of the industrial revolution Places particular emphasis on wireless communication techniques which make industrial automation reliable, efficient, and cost-effective Covers many of the associated topics and concepts like robotics, AI, internet-of-things, telesurgery, and remote manufacturing Of great interest to researchers from academia and industry who are looking at the industrial development from various perspectives Wireless Automation as an Enabler for the Next Industrial Revolution is an excellent book for telecom engineers, IoT experts, and industry professionals. It would also greatly benefit researchers, professors, and doctorate and postgraduate students involved in automation and industry 4.0.

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies
Author: Guangnan Chen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN: 1351132385
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies Book Excerpt:

The agricultural industry is dealing with enormous challenges across the globe, including the limited availability of arable lands and fresh water, as well as the effect of climate change. Machinery plays a crucial role in agriculture and farming systems, in order to feed the world’s growing population. In the last decade, we have witnessed major advances in agricultural machinery and technologies, particularly as manufacturers and researchers develop and apply various novel ways of automation as well as the data and information gathering and analyzing capabilities of their machinery. This book presents the state-of-the-art information on the important innovations in the agricultural and horticultural industry. It reviews and presents different novel technologies and implementation of these technologies to optimize farming processes and food production. There are four sections, each addressing a specific area of development. Section I discusses the recent development of farm machinery and technology. Section II focuses on water and irrigation engineering. Section III covers harvesting and post-harvest technology. Section IV describes computer modelling and simulation. Each section highlights current industry trends and latest research progress. This book is ideal for those working in or are associated with the fields of agriculture, agri-food chain and technology development and promotion.

Multi Agent Systems for Healthcare Simulation and Modeling Applications for System Improvement

Multi Agent Systems for Healthcare Simulation and Modeling  Applications for System Improvement
Author: Paranjape, Raman,Sadanand, Asha
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-08-31
ISBN: 1605667730
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Agent Systems for Healthcare Simulation and Modeling Applications for System Improvement Book Excerpt:

"This book provides theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings used by medical professionals in the implementation of multi-agent systems"--Provided by publisher.

Wellbeing for Sustainability in the Global Workplace

Wellbeing for Sustainability in the Global Workplace
Author: Paola Ochoa,Maria-Teresa Lepeley,Peter Essens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 0429893981
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wellbeing for Sustainability in the Global Workplace Book Excerpt:

Wellbeing in the workplace is an essential element in fostering a worker’s sense of being valued, ensuring their engagement, and ultimately leading to higher levels of productivity and organizational performance. This important book specifically adds to the discussion by taking a global perspective, and evaluates wellbeing in the workplace in different countries, identifying both universal issues and specific cultural issues. Chapter authors have been drawn from across five continents and eleven countries to provide ground-breaking research in wellbeing from different regional perspectives, looking at both developed and developing world scenarios. What is clear throughout the book is that organizations that are not people-centered undermine their capacity to attain and maintain quality standards, high performance, and competitiveness. Organizational concerns about workers' wellbeing are growing exponentially due to the global VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment. In this environment, organizational success is no longer simply based on short-term revenue maximization, capital investments, or sales, but increasingly depends on people’s wellbeing, human capital, and the development of human talent to ensure sustained and sustainable growth and performance. This book presents a collection of studies that address current and forthcoming organizational challenges and offer realistic solutions to support leaders and managers seeking to balance and value the contribution of people with long-term organizational performance.

Protein Engineering and Design

Protein Engineering and Design
Author: Sheldon J. Park,Jennifer R. Cochran
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN: 9781420076592
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protein Engineering and Design Book Excerpt:

Experimental protein engineering and computational protein design are broad but complementary strategies for developing proteins with altered or novel structural properties and biological functions. By describing cutting-edge advances in both of these fields, Protein Engineering and Design aims to cultivate a synergistic approach to protein science

Stability in International Finance

Stability in International Finance
Author: Frederick Betz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 3319267604
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stability in International Finance Book Excerpt:

This book aims to explore stability in an international financial system using disequilibrium theory. It examines historical cases of both instability and stability and reviews price-disequilibrium theory to construct a theoretical model for a stable international financial system. In the modern knowledge economy in a global world, financial socio-technical systems still continue to be central to global commerce. Moreover, technological advances in computer and communications have changed both the knowledge economy and the financial system. While globalization and technology have made international finance more powerful and important to knowledge economies, they have also increased the volatility, instability, and fraudulent use of international finance. The international world has not experienced a long-term, stable financial system after 1913. International financial systems have been periodically unstable, triggering financial crises and resultant economic depressions in different nations. Yet the global economy cannot develop properly without a stable international system, which distributes wealth to economically productive activities. How then can a stable and modern international-financial-system be constructed? In this provocative volume, the authors applies the cross-disciplinary analysis of societal dynamics to important economic writers to derive a new approach to the problem of stabilizing international financial systems.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014
Author: Union of International Associations
Publsiher: Brill Academic Pub
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-06-21
ISBN: 9789004255135
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013 2014 Book Excerpt:

Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in India

Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in India
Author: K.R. Murugan,K. Manimekalai
Publsiher: MJP Publisher
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Women in India Book Excerpt:

Chapter 1 Social Exclusion of Women in India, Chapter 2 Inclusive Strategies for Women Development, Chapter 3 Media Depiction and Gender Inclusiveness in Gender-Based Social Violence, Chapter 4 Inclusive Society: Vision of Women’s Studies, Chapter 5 Health Hazards of Women-Economic Empowerment: Some Issues, Chapter 6 Employment Oriented Programs for Women in Rural Nagpur— Exclusion in Inclusive Policy, Chapter 7 Including the Excluded Through Aftercare: The Odishan Experiment and Experience with The Aging out Orphan Girls from the Care Homes, Chapter 8 Violence Against Women: A Denial of Human Rights and Dignity, Chapter 9 Impact of Gender on Family Planning Decisions, Chapter 10 Battle Against Oppression: Feminist Response of Bapsi Sidhwa, Chapter 11 An Extensive Analysis on Women’s Education and Women’s Education for Future Prosperity in India, Chapter 12 Performative Gender and Technology: Rearticulating The Digital Argument for Women Empowerment, Chapter 13 The Effect of Social Exclusion of Women from Development in India, Chapter 14 Disaster and Development Communication Among Self Help Group Women, Chapter 15 Trends In Crime Against Women in India, Chapter 16 Strategizing Alternative Communication for Overcoming Social Discrimination of Women: A Study of the Enabling Practices to Eradicate Witch Hunting in Assam, Chapter 17 ‘Is Employment Really Empowering?’—A Study on The Plight of Working Women, Chapter 18 Social Exclusion of Transgender Women in India, Chapter 19 Strategies for Promoting Gender Mainstreaming, Chapter 20 E-Learning: the Tool for Women Empowerment.

Behind the Smoke and Mirrors Reflections on Improving Cannabis Production and Investigating Medical Potential

Behind the Smoke and Mirrors  Reflections on Improving Cannabis Production and Investigating Medical Potential
Author: David Meiri,Donald Lawrence Smith,Derek Stewart,Carolyn J. Baglole,Rachel G. M. Backer
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2022-11-07
ISBN: 283250258X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Smoke and Mirrors Reflections on Improving Cannabis Production and Investigating Medical Potential Book Excerpt:

Drug Discovery and Development E Book

Drug Discovery and Development   E Book
Author: Raymond G Hill
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-07-20
ISBN: 0702053163
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Discovery and Development E Book Book Excerpt:

The modern pharmacopeia has enormous power to alleviate disease, and owes its existence almost entirely to the work of the pharmaceutical industry. This book provides an introduction to the way the industry goes about the discovery and development of new drugs. The first part gives a brief historical account from its origins in the mediaeval apothecaries’ trade, and discusses the changing understanding of what we mean by disease, and what therapy aims to achieve, as well as summarising case histories of the discovery and development of some important drugs. The second part focuses on the science and technology involved in the discovery process: the stages by which a promising new chemical entity is identified, from the starting point of a medical need and an idea for addressing it. A chapter on biopharmaceuticals, whose discovery and development tend to follow routes somewhat different from synthetic compounds, is included here, as well as accounts of patent issues that arise in the discovery phase, and a chapter on research management in this environment. The third section of the book deals with drug development: the work that has to be undertaken to turn the drug candidate that emerges from the discovery process into a product on the market. The definitive introduction to how a pharmaceutical company goes about its business of discovering and developing drugs. The second edition has a new editor: Professor Raymond Hill ● non-executive director of Addex Pharmaceuticals, Covagen and of Orexo AB ● Visiting Industrial Professor of Pharmacology in the University of Bristol ● Visiting Professor in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey ● Visiting Professor in Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Strathclyde ● President and Chair of the Council of the British Pharmacological Society ● member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs. New to this edition: Completely rewritten chapter on The Role of Medicinal Chemistry in the Drug Discovery Process. New topic - DMPK Optimization Strategy in drug discovery. New chapter on Scaffolds: Small globular proteins as antibody substitutes. Totally updated chapters on Intellectual Property and Marketing 50 new illustrations in full colour Features Accessible, general guide to pharmaceutical research and development. Examines the interfaces between cost and social benefit, quality control and mass production, regulatory bodies, patent management, and all interdisciplinary intersections essential to effective drug development. Written by a strong team of scientists with long experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Solid overview of all the steps from lab bench to market in an easy-to-understand way which will be accessible to non-specialists. From customer reviews of the previous edition: ‘... it will have everything you need to know on this module. Deeply referenced and, thus, deeply reliable. Highly Commended in the medicine category of the BMA 2006 medical book competition Winner of the Royal Society of Medicine Library Prize for Medical Book of the Year

World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006

World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006
Author: Sun I. Kim,Tae S. Suh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 4361
Release: 2007-05-07
ISBN: 3540368396
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 Book Excerpt:

These proceedings of the World Congress 2006, the fourteenth conference in this series, offer a strong scientific program covering a wide range of issues and challenges which are currently present in Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering. About 2,500 peer reviewed contributions are presented in a six volume book, comprising 25 tracks, joint conferences and symposia, and including invited contributions from well known researchers in this field.