A repository of the theory and fundamentals as well as a manual for practical implementation, this authoritative handbook provides broad coverage in a single source along with numerous references to the available literature for more in-depth information. The book's two sections serve to balance coverage of theory and practical applications. The first section explains the fundamentals of techniques, such as evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, and others. Detailed examples and case studies in the second section illustrate how to apply the theory in actually developing solutions to a particular problem based on a bioinspired technique.
Emphasizing the importance of understanding and harnessing the robust capabilities of bioinspired techniques for solving computationally intractable optimizations and decision-making applications, the Handbook of Bioinspired Algorithms and Applications is an absolute must-read for anyone who is serious about advancing the next generation of computing.
The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator OfficialStudy Guide: Exam CWNA-106 is the officially endorsed CWNA testprep for the leading wireless certification. Expert authors andCWNEs David D. Coleman and David A. Westcott guide readers throughthe skills and concepts candidates need to know for the exam, usinghands-on methods to convey an in-depth understanding of wirelessnetwork administration. Readers should have a basic knowledge ofRadio Frequency behavior, experience with WLAN hardware peripheralsand protocols, and an interest in designing, installing, andmanaging wireless networks.
Wireless technology is taking over the tech industry, and thedemand for competent, certified professionals is far outpacing thesupply. A CWNA certification denotes advanced-level proficiency inthe field, with a complete understanding of wireless LANcomponents, features, and function—but the only way to passthe exam is to truly understand the material, not just the talkingpoints. The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network AdministratorOfficial Study Guide thoroughly covers each exam objective, andincludes review questions, assessment tests, and exercises to testyour skills. Topics include:Radio Frequency technologies, regulations, and standards802.11 protocolsNetwork implementation and security802.11 RF site surveying
Readers also get access to a suite of study tools including anelectronic test engine with hundreds or practice test questions,electronic flashcards, exercise peripherals, and industry WhitePapers, which serve as valuable backup references. In preparing forthe CWNA-106 exam, the ideal study guide should cover all of theexam topics in depth—CWNA: Certified Wireless NetworkAdministrator Official Study Guide does just that, making it anexcellent, comprehensive study guide.
Divided into seven parts, the text begins with a review of introductory material, followed by a discussion of well-known classes of data structures, Priority Queues, Dictionary Structures, and Multidimensional structures. The editors next analyze miscellaneous data structures, which are well-known structures that elude easy classification. The book then addresses mechanisms and tools that were developed to facilitate the use of data structures in real programs. It concludes with an examination of the applications of data structures.
The Handbook is invaluable in suggesting new ideas for research in data structures, and for revealing application contexts in which they can be deployed. Practitioners devising algorithms will gain insight into organizing data, allowing them to solve algorithmic problems more efficiently.
Radio networking is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. As you follow the examples in each chapter, you'll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This practical guide is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists.Investigate an assortment of practical and intriguing project ideasPrep your ZigBee toolbox with an extensive shopping list of parts and programsCreate a simple, working ZigBee network with XBee radios in less than two hours -- for under $100Use the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform to build a series of increasingly complex projectsGet familiar with XBee's API mode for creating sensor networksBuild fully scalable sensing and actuation systems with inexpensive componentsLearn about power management, source routing, and other XBee technical nuancesMake gateways that connect with neighboring networks, including the Internet
This comprehensive handbook, the first of its kind to address the connection between nature-inspired and traditional computational paradigms, is a repository of case studies dealing with different problems in computing and solutions to these problems based on nature-inspired paradigms. The "Handbook of Nature-Inspired and Innovative Computing: Integrating Classical Models with Emerging Technologies" is an essential compilation of models, methods, and algorithms for researchers, professionals, and advanced-level students working in all areas of computer science, IT, biocomputing, and network engineering.
Inside, you’ll learn about:Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino hardware and software development environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram
Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need an Arduino Uno or earlier model, along with USB A-B cable and an LED. The easy-to-use Arduino development environment is free to download.
Join hundreds of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on all the fun!
This publication enables readers to handle more complexbioinformatics applications and larger and richer data sets. As theeditor clearly shows, using powerful parallel computing tools canlead to significant breakthroughs in deciphering genomes,understanding genetic disease, designing customized drug therapies,and understanding evolution.
A broad range of bioinformatics applications is covered withdemonstrations on how each one can be parallelized to improveperformance and gain faster rates of computation. Current parallelcomputing techniques and technologies are examined, includingdistributed computing and grid computing. Readers are provided witha mixture of algorithms, experiments, and simulations that providenot only qualitative but also quantitative insights into thedynamic field of bioinformatics.
Parallel Computing for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology isa contributed work that serves as a repository of case studies,collectively demonstrating how parallel computing streamlinesdifficult problems in bioinformatics and produces better results.Each of the chapters is authored by an established expert in thefield and carefully edited to ensure a consistent approach and highstandard throughout the publication.
The work is organized into five parts:
* Algorithms and models
* Sequence analysis and microarrays
* Protein folding
* Platforms and enabling technologies
Researchers, educators, and students in the field of bioinformaticswill discover how high-performance computing can enable them tohandle more complex data sets, gain deeper insights, and make newdiscoveries.
You'll learn how to use Linux, including Linux on Raspberry Pi, to control appliances and everything from kettles to curtains, including how to hack game consoles and even incorporate LEGO Mindstorms into your smart home schemes.
You’ll discover the practicalities on wiring a house in terms of both and power and networking, along with the selection and placement of servers. There are also explanations on handling communication to (and from) your computer with speech, SMS, email, and web. Finally, you’ll see how your automated appliances can collaborate to become a smart home.
Smart Home Automation with Linux was already an excellent resource for home automation, and in this second edition, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software and even open source hardware like Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
Fully updated for the growing demand of fiber optics forlarge-scale communications networks and telecommunicationstandards, this new edition is organized into two parts. Part Icovers LAN Networks and Cabling Systems offers comprehensivecoverage on current cabling methodologies and is updated to thelatest industry standards. Part II addresses Fiber-Optic Cablingand Components probes deeper into fiber optics, and can be used toprepare for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and/or Fiber OpticsTechnician (FOT) certifications, two of the Electronic Technician'sAssociation's leading certifications.Explains why cutting corners is a bad ideaWalks you through the obstacles to high-speed datatransferEncourages you to follow the golden rules of cabling
This new edition is the only book you need for current cablingmethodologies and standards.
Molecular biology is undergoing exponential growth in both thevolume and complexity of biological data—and knowledgediscovery offers the capacity to automate complex search and dataanalysis tasks. This book presents a vast overview of the mostrecent developments on techniques and approaches in the field ofbiological knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD)—providingin-depth fundamental and technical field information on the mostimportant topics encountered.
Written by top experts, Biological Knowledge DiscoveryHandbook: Preprocessing, Mining, and Postprocessing of BiologicalData covers the three main phases of knowledge discovery (datapreprocessing, data processing—also known as datamining—and data postprocessing) and analyzes both verificationsystems and discovery systems.
BIOLOGICAL DATA PREPROCESSINGPart A: Biological Data ManagementPart B: Biological Data ModelingPart C: Biological Feature ExtractionPart D Biological Feature Selection
BIOLOGICAL DATA MININGPart E: Regression Analysis of Biological DataPart F Biological Data ClusteringPart G: Biological Data ClassificationPart H: Association Rules Learning from Biological DataPart I: Text Mining and Application to Biological DataPart J: High-Performance Computing for Biological DataMining
Combining sound theory with practical applications in molecularbiology, Biological Knowledge Discovery Handbook is idealfor courses in bioinformatics and biological KDD as well as forpractitioners and professional researchers in computer science,life science, and mathematics.
This book is for novice programmers and hobbyists who want to understand how Arduino can be used to program a home security system as well as to those who want to delve deeper into the world of Arduino.What You Will LearnRun cables and electricity to support home security infrastructureConnect Arduino to your programming environmentLearn to interact with output devices – alarms, locks, shuttersUnderstand different parts of electronics circuit (MOSFET, resistor, capacitor)Integrate home monitoring and security notifications with monitoring systemsUse logical level shifter with Arduino to send and receive data to and from Raspberry PIIn Detail
Arduino is an open source micro-controller built on a single circuit board that is capable of receiving sensory input from the environment and controlling interactive physical objects. It is also a development environment that allows the writing of software to the board, and is programmed in the Arduino programming language. It is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, from simple projects such as building a thermostat, to more advanced ones such as robotics, web servers, seismographs, home security systems and synthesizers.
This book will demonstrate how the Arduino can be used to develop a highly connected home security system by mobilizing a network of sensors which can feed alerts back to an Arduino when alarms are triggered. You will know the current state of security systems, well supported by the designs that fit best for your environment. Also, we will see some current technologies such as NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and will finally create a complete web interface that will allow us to remotely manage our system, and even send daily bulletins with the summary of activity.
Towards the end, we'll develop a wireless home security system by setting up security cameras and motion detectors (door and gate trips, temperature sensors). We will then set up a centralized remote access hub (powered by the Arduino) that allows sensors to connect to the wireless home network that can be viewed and interacted by the user.Style and approach
A step-by-step guide with numerous examples focusing on providing the practical skills required to build home security applications using Arduino.
Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things covers Industry 4.0, a term that encapsulates trends and technologies that could rewrite the rules of manufacturing and production.
What You'll Learn:Discover the Industrial Internet and Industrial Internet of Things
See the technologies that must advance to enable Industry 4.0 and learn what is happening today to make that happenObserve examples of the implementation of Industry 4.0
Apply some of these case studies
Discover the potential to take back the lead in manufacturing, and the potential fallout that could result
Who This Book is For:
Business futurists, business strategists, CEOs and CTOs, and anyone with an interest and an IT or business background; or anyone who may have a keen interest in how the future of IT, industry and production will develop over the next two decades.
Bioinformatics is fast emerging as an important discipline foracademic research and industrial applications, creating a need forthe use of Grid computing techniques for large-scale distributedapplications. This book successfully presents Grid algorithms andtheir real-world applications, provides details on modern andongoing research, and explores software frameworks that integratebioinformatics and computational biology.
Additional coverage includes:
Bio-ontology and data mining
DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping
Molecular evolution and phylogeny
Gene expression and micro-arrays
Molecular modeling and simulation
Sequence search and alignment
Protein structure prediction
Grid infrastructure, middleware, and tools for bio data
Grid Computing for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is anindispensable resource for professionals in several research anddevelopment communities including bioinformatics, computationalbiology, Grid computing, data mining, and more. It also serves asan ideal textbook for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses inbioinformatics and Grid computing.
OpenBTS can distribute any internet connection as a mobile network across a large geographic region, and provide connectivity to remote devices in the Internet of Things. Ideal for telecom and software engineers new to this technology, this book helps you build a basic OpenBTS network with voice and SMS services and data capabilities. From there, you can create your own niche product or experimental feature.Select hardware, and set up a base operating system for your projectConfigure, troubleshoot, and use performance-tuning techniquesExpand to a true multinode mobile network complete with Mobility and HandoverAdd general packet radio service (GPRS) data connectivity, ideal for IoT devicesBuild applications on top of the OpenBTS NodeManager control and event APIs
Scheduling in Parallel Computing Systems: Fuzzy and Annealing Techniques provides results that prove such approaches can become viable alternatives to orthodox solutions to the scheduling problem, which are mostly based on heuristics. Although heuristics are robust and reliable when solving certain instances of the scheduling problem, they do not perform well when one needs to obtain solutions to general forms of the scheduling problem. On the other hand, techniques inspired by natural phenomena have been successfully applied for solving a wide range of combinatorial optimization problems (e.g. traveling salesman, graph partitioning). The success of these methods motivated their use in this book to solve scheduling problems that are known to be formidable combinatorial problems.
Scheduling in Parallel Computing Systems: Fuzzy and Annealing Techniques is an excellent reference and may be used for advanced courses on the topic.
Beyond the fundamentals, Network Programming with Go covers key networking and security issues such as HTTP and HTTPS, templates, remote procedure call (RPC), web sockets including HTML5 web sockets, and more.
Additionally, author Jan Newmarch guides you in building and connecting to a complete web server based on Go. This book can serve as both as an essential learning guide and reference on Go networking.
What You Will LearnMaster network programming with Go
Carry out data serialization
Use application-level protocols
Manage character sets and encodings
Deal with HTTP(S)
Build a complete Go-based web server
Work with RPC, web sockets, and more
Who This Book Is For
Experienced Go programmers and other programmers with some experience with the Go language.
Key features:One of the first books of its kindFeatures latest research findings on emerging topics bywell-known scientistsValuable research for grad students, postdocs, andresearchersResearch will greatly feed into other technologies andapplication domains
Troubleshooting and Repairing
Your EASY, comprehensive technology troubleshooter!
PCs, smartphones, tablets, networks, cameras, home theater and more—all in one book!
We all use technology—and we all have problems with it. Don’t get frustrated… and don’t waste money on costly repair or support calls! Solve the problems yourself, with the one guide that makes it easy: The PC and Gadget Help Desk. Using clear pictures, handy “symptom tables,” and easy-to-use flowcharts, Mark Edward Soper walks you step-by-step through identifying, solving, and preventinghundreds of today’s most aggravating tech problems. Soper covers all your major platforms: iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows systems, and more. He even helps you fix the weird problems that happen when you use them together!Regain lost Internet access and fix broken Wi-Fi connections Solve problems with viewing and sharing media or other files Track down power problems wherever they arise Troubleshoot printing problems and print from smartphones or tablets Fix missing video or audio on your HDTV or home theater system Get syncing working right on your Apple or Android device Improve your PC’s 3D gaming performance Identify and replace flaky memory chips Prevent overheating that can damage your equipment Solve common problems with digital cameras and DV camcorders Troubleshoot iOS or Android antennas, updates, screens, and connectivity Get FaceTime working right on your iPhone or iPad Troubleshoot eReaders and display your eBooks on additional devices Sensibly decide whether to upgrade, repair, or replace
Mark Edward Soper has spent 30 years as an instructor and corporate trainer, helping thousands of people work more happily with personal technology. He is the author of PC Help Desk in a Book, and is the co-author of Leo Laporte’s PC Help Desk, as well as more than 25 other books on Windows, digital imaging, networking, the Internet, IT certification, and computer troubleshooting. Soper is a CompTIA A+ Certified computer technician and Microsoft Certified Professional.
BONUS ONLINE VIDEOS: Includes access to free, studio-quality how-to videos that make troubleshooting and repair even easier!
Evolving from the fields of high-performance computing and networking, large scale network-centric distributed systems continues to grow as one of the most important topics in computing and communication and many interdisciplinary areas. Dealing with both wired and wireless networks, this book focuses on the design and performance issues of such systems.
Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems provides in-depth coverage ranging from ground-level hardware issues (such as buffer organization, router delay, and flow control) to the high-level issues immediately concerning application or system users (including parallel programming, middleware, and OS support for such computing systems). Arranged in five parts, it explains and analyzes complex topics to an unprecedented degree:Part 1: Multicore and Many-Core (Mc) Systems-on-ChipPart 2: Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing and Peer-to-Peer SystemsPart 3: Wireless/Mobile NetworksPart 4: Grid and Cloud ComputingPart 5: Other Topics Related to Network-Centric Computing and Its Applications
Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems is an incredibly useful resource for practitioners, postgraduate students, postdocs, and researchers.
Whether you’re enabling a map, giving users directions, creating a game, recommending purchases, letting users check in, or creating an immersive experience, you’ll learn how iBeacons provide precise location information, empowering your applications to engage and interact with users nearby.Get examples of several application types you can build with iBeaconsLearn how iBeacons provide applications with proximity informationSet up, activate, and test iBeacons on both specialized and general-purpose hardwareExplore the APIs and tools you need to develop location-aware mobile applicationsUse built-in iOS features to interact with iBeacons, including PassbookBuild networks to help shoppers, travelers, conference attendees, and others find what they’re looking for
Designed for researchers, IT professionals and graduate students, this book is a timely contribution to the growing Big Data field. Big Data has been recognized as one of leading emerging technologies that will have a major contribution and impact on the various fields of science and varies aspect of the human society over the coming decades. Therefore, the content in this book will be an essential tool to help readers understand the development and future of the field.
The book is targeted at System Administrators and IT professionals who would like to design and deploy Windows Server 2016 (physical and logical) Enterprise infrastructure. Previous experience of Windows Server operating systems and familiarity with networking concepts is assumed. System administrators who are upgrading or migrating to Windows Server 2016 would also find this book useful.What You Will LearnFamiliarize yourself with Windows Server 2016 ideology, the core of most datacenters running todayNew functions and benefits provided only by the new Windows Server 2016Get comfortable working with NanoserverSecure your network with new technologies in Server 2016Harden your Windows Servers to help keep those bad guys out!Using new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016Virtualize your datacenter with Hyper-VIn Detail
Windows Server 2016 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has gotten us thinking outside of the box for what it means to be a system administration, and comes with some interesting new capabilities. These are exciting times to be or to become a server administrator!
This book covers all aspects of administration level tasks and activities required to gain expertise in Microsoft Windows Server 2016. You will begin by getting familiar and comfortable navigating around in the interface. Next, you will learn to install and manage Windows Server 2016 and discover some tips for adapting to the new server management ideology that is all about centralized monitoring and configuration.
You will deep dive into core Microsoft infrastructure technologies that the majority of companies are going to run on Server 2016. Core technologies such as Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Certificate Services, File Services, and more. We will talk about networking in this new operating system, giving you a networking toolset that is useful for everyday troubleshooting and maintenance. Also discussed is the idea of Software Defined Networking. You will later walk through different aspects of certificate administration in Windows Server 2016. Three important and crucial areas to cover in the Remote Access role -- DirectAccess, VPN, and the Web Application Proxy -- are also covered.
You will then move into security functions and benefits that are available in Windows Server 2016. Also covered is the brand new and all-important Nano Server!
We will incorporate PowerShell as a central platform for performing many of the functions that are discussed in this book, including a chapter dedicated to the new PowerShell 5.0. Additionally, you will learn about the new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016. The book ends with a discussion and information on virtualizing your datacenter with Hyper-V.
By the end of this book, you will have all the ammunition required to start planning for and implementing Windows Server 2016.Style and approach
This book offers a practical and wide coverage of all features of brand new Microsoft Server 2016 along with tips on daily administration tasks.
Specific attention is devoted to industry needs associated with the challenges faced by data centers, such as various power, cooling, floor space, and associated environmental health and safety issues, while still working to support growth without disrupting quality of service. The contributions cut across various IT data technology domains as a single source to discuss the interdependencies that need to be supported to enable a virtualized, next-generation, energy efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly data center.This book appeals to a broad spectrum of readers, including server, storage, networking, database, and applications analysts, administrators, and architects. It is intended for those seeking to gain a stronger grasp on data center networks: the fundamental protocol used by the applications and the network, the typical network technologies, and their design aspects. The Handbook of Data Centers is a leading reference on design and implementation for planning, implementing, and operating data center networks.
This book is targeted at people who want to build connected and inexpensive home automation projects using the ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip, and to completely automate their homes. A basic understanding of the board would be an added advantageWhat You Will LearnGet, compile, install, and configure an MQTT serverUse the Wi-Fi connectivity feature to control appliances remotelyControl several home appliances using the ESP8266 Wi-Fi chipControl and monitor your home from the cloud using ESP8266 modulesStream real-time data from the ESP8266 to a server over WebSocketsCreate an Android mobile application for your projectIn Detail
The ESP8266 is a low-cost yet powerful Wi-Fi chip that is becoming more popular at an alarming rate, and people have adopted it to create interesting projects.
With this book, you will learn to create and program home automation projects using the ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip. You will learn how to build a thermostat to measure and adjust the temperature accordingly and how to build a security system using the ESP8266. Furthermore, you will design a complete home automation system from sensor to your own cloud. You will touch base on data monitoring, controlling appliances, and security aspects.
By the end of the book, you will understand how to completely control and monitor your home from the cloud and from a mobile application. You will be familiar with the capabilities of the ESP8266 and will have successfully designed a complete ready-to-sell home automated system.Style and approach
A practical book that will cover independent home automation projects.
Because SharePoint errors often present themselves one way, when an issue is actually something entirely different, the process of finding the root cause can feel like going down a rabbit hole. Hands-on exercises get you comfortable with logs so you can efficiently and effectively “explore the rabbit hole.”
Troubleshooting SharePoint also demonstrates how to identify components and settings that enter an environment where access has been restricted. The author shares his proven methods for researching an issue based on what appears in the logs, with the understanding that often it is not as simple as asking a question, but how you ask it that leads to the right answer.
What You’ll LearnUtilize networking tools such as NetMon, WireShark, and Fiddler for troubleshooting
Master SharePoint PAL, Webalizer, Indihaing, Developer Dashboard, the Feature Admin tool, and more
Become proficient using Timer Jobs and Search Diagnostics
Understand how various files are accessed by IIS sites and within the server file system
Discover how IIS mappings and file permissions affect issues
Troubleshoot with ULS Viewer, PowerShell, and tools such as ProcMon, PerfMon, and Event Viewer
Meet your new best friend, the ULS Viewer
Use Event Viewer as a troubleshooting source
Become conversant in the “language” of SharePoint from the log’s perspective
Who This Book Is For
SharePoint administrators and developers who want to learn how to quickly diagnose and resolve issues in any SharePoint server in SharePoint farms where admin access is possible
Computing for Numerical Methods Using Visual C++ fills the needfor a complete, authoritative book on the visual solutions toproblems in numerical methods using C++. In an age of boundlessresearch, there is a need for a programming language that cansuccessfully bridge the communication gap between a problem and itscomputing elements through the use of visual-ization for engineersand members of varying disciplines, such as biologists, medicaldoctors, mathematicians, economists, and politicians. This booktakes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and demonstrateshow solving problems in numerical methods using C++ is dominant andpractical for implementation due to its flexible language format,object-oriented methodology, and support for high numericalprecisions.
In an accessible, easy-to-follow style, the authors cover:
Numerical modeling using C++
Fundamental mathematical tools
Systems of linear equations
Interpolation and approximation
Differentiation and integration
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Ordinary differential equations
Partial differential equations
This reader-friendly book includes a companion Web site, givingreaders free access to all of the codes discussed in the book aswell as an equation parser called "MyParser" that can be used todevelop various numerical applications on Windows. Computing forNumerical Methods Using Visual C++ serves as an excellent referencefor students in upper undergraduate- and graduate-level courses inengineering, science, and mathematics. It is also an ideal resourcefor practitioners using Microsoft Visual C++.
There are no prerequisites here and you won't see a single line of computer code in this book. Instead, it takes a hardware approach using very simple electronic components. You'll start off with an interesting non-technical introduction to neural networks, and then construct an electronics project. The project isn't complicated, but it illustrates how back propagation can be used to adjust connection strengths or "weights" and train a network.
By the end of this book, you'll be able to take what you've learned and apply it to your own projects. If you like to tinker around with components and build circuits on a breadboard, Neural Networks for Electronics Hobbyists is the book for you.
What You'll LearnGain a practical introduction to neural networksReview techniques for training networks with electrical hardware and supervised learningUnderstand how parallel processing differs from standard sequential programmingWho This Book Is For
Anyone interest in neural networks, from electronic hobbyists looking for an interesting project to build, to a layperson with no experience. Programmers familiar with neural networks but have only implemented them using computer code will also benefit from this book.
Interactive Intelligent Systems (IIS) are systems that interact with human beings, media or virtual agents in intelligent computing environments. The emergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things have now opened new opportunities in both academic and industrial research for the successful design and development of intelligent interactive systems. This book explores how novel interactive systems can be used to overcome various challenges and limitations previously encountered by human beings by combining machine learning algorithms and the analysis of recent trends.
The book presents 125 contributions, which have been categorized into seven sections, namely: i) Autonomous Systems; ii) Pattern Recognition and Vision Systems; iii) E-Enabled Systems; iv) Mobile Computing and Intelligent Networking; v) Internet and Cloud Computing; vi) Intelligent Systems, and vii) Various Applications. It not only offers readers extensive theoretical information on Intelligent and Interactive Systems, but also introduces them to various applications in different domains.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
This Guide to Voice and Video over IP introduces the fundamental techniques underpinning the huge success and global penetration of VoIP. After highlighting the benefits and growing importance of VoIP, the text presents a review of the latest advances in speech and video compression, computer networking protocols, the assessment and monitoring of VoIP quality, and next generation network architectures for multimedia services. Numerous practical examples, complete with real trace data, illustrate and explain the concepts. The book also concludes with three case studies, each presenting easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions together with challenging hands-on exercises.
Topics and features: provides illustrative worked examples and end-of-chapter problems, enabling readers to check their understanding and stretch their knowledge; examines speech and video compression techniques, together with speech and video compression standards; describes the media transport protocols RTP and RTCP, as well as the VoIP signalling protocols SIP and SDP; discusses the concepts of VoIP quality of service and quality of experience; reviews next-generation networks based on the IP multimedia subsystem and mobile VoIP; presents case studies on building a VoIP system based on Asterisk, setting up a mobile VoIP system based on Open IMS and Android mobile, and analysing VoIP protocols and quality.
This teaching lab and classroom-tested textbook/guide is ideal for final-year undergraduate and first-year postgraduate courses in computer science and electronic engineering. Engineers in industry, and others with a general interest in VoIP, will also find this an invaluable practical reference.
In Enterprise DevOps Framework author Shamayel Farooqui shows you how agile adoption will enable your organization to stay ahead in an ever-changing business environment and meet your customers’ needs. He includes detailed references to key concepts such as agile, hybrid and cloud technology, infrastructure management, and process automation.
What You’ll Learn
Prepare for the challenges of transforming your enterprise to a DevOps, agile organization
Know the key steps for executing an enterprise DevOps strategy
Build a strong team of DevOps individuals focused on improving the efficiency of your organization through Agile methodologies, automation, cloud adoption, and “infrastructure as code” practices
Who This Book Is For
IT administrators, operational personnel, cloud professionals, DevOps professionals, human resources professionals, managers, and C-level staff
"Big Data Management and Processingis [a] state-of-the-art book that deals with a wide range of topical themes in the field of Big Data. The book, which probes many issues related to this exciting and rapidly growing field, covers processing, management, analytics, and applications... [It] is a very valuable addition to the literature. It will serve as a source of up-to-date research in this continuously developing area. The book also provides an opportunity for researchers to explore the use of advanced computing technologies and their impact on enhancing our capabilities to conduct more sophisticated studies."
---Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida, USA
"Big Data Management and Processing covers the latest Big Data research results in processing, analytics, management and applications. Both fundamental insights and representative applications are provided. This book is a timely and valuable resource for students, researchers and seasoned practitioners in Big Data fields.
--Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Big Data Management and Processingexplores a range of big data related issues and their impact on the design of new computing systems. The twenty-one chapters were carefully selected and feature contributions from several outstanding researchers. The book endeavors to strike a balance between theoretical and practical coverage of innovative problem solving techniques for a range of platforms. It serves as a repository of paradigms, technologies, and applications that target different facets of big data computing systems.
The first part of the book explores energy and resource management issues, as well as legal compliance and quality management for Big Data. It covers In-Memory computing and In-Memory data grids, as well as co-scheduling for high performance computing applications. The second part of the book includes comprehensive coverage of Hadoop and Spark, along with security, privacy, and trust challenges and solutions.
The latter part of the book covers mining and clustering in Big Data, and includes applications in genomics, hospital big data processing, and vehicular cloud computing. The book also analyzes funding for Big Data projects.
The latest edition of this bestselling reference brings Unix into the 21st century. It's been reworked to keep current with the broader state of Unix in today's world and highlight the strengths of this operating system in all its various flavors.
Detailing all Unix commands and options, the informative guide provides generous descriptions and examples that put those commands in context. Here are some of the new features you'll find in Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition:Solaris 10, the latest version of the SVR4-based operating system, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS XBash shell (along with the 1988 and 1993 versions of ksh)tsch shell (instead of the original Berkeley csh)Package management programs, used for program installation on popular GNU/Linux systems, Solaris and Mac OS XGNU Emacs Version 21Introduction to source code management systemsConcurrent versions systemSubversion version control systemGDB debugger
As Unix has progressed, certain commands that were once critical have fallen into disuse. To that end, the book has also dropped material that is no longer relevant, keeping it taut and current.
If you're a Unix user or programmer, you'll recognize the value of this complete, up-to-date Unix reference. With chapter overviews, specific examples, and detailed command.
This book is intended for hobbyists and consumers who wish to create impressive projects using BeagleBone. You must be familiar with Python programming.What You Will LearnProgram on BeagleBone Black using PythonInterface sensors and actuators to BeagleBone BlackBuild your own real-time physical computing systemsConnect physical computing systems to cloud serversBuild your own home automation and home security systemBuild your own tele-controlled robot with real-time video streamingIn Detail
BeagleBone is a low cost, community-supported development platform to develop a variety of electronic projects. This book will introduce you to BeagleBone and get you building fun, cool, and innovative projects with it. Start with the specifications of BeagleBone Black and its operating systems, then get to grips with the GPIOs available in BeagleBone Black. Work through four types of exciting projects: building real-time physical computing systems, home automation, image processing for a security system, and building your own tele-controlled robot and learn the fundamentals of a variety of projects in a single book.
By the end of this book, you will be able to write code for BeagleBone in order to operate hardware and impart decision-making capabilities with the help of efficient coding in Python.Style and approach
This book is a step by step guide that will walk you through the fundamentals of building different projects using BeagleBone Black.
You'll start by breaking down the historical, societal and political context for the changes in focus of that ‘smartness’ from affordability, efficiency, convenience to recently experimentation. The second half of the book then reviews what current developments tell us about what our homes will look like in the next 10 years through the lens of spaces, services, appliances and behaviours in our homes.
Over the past 100 years, the home has been a battleground for ideas of future living. Fueled by the electrification of cities, the move from the country to cities, post-war recovery and the development of the internet, the way we live at home (alone or with others) has changed beyond recognition.
Science fiction writing, the entertainment industry, art, and modern interior design and architecture movements have also contributed to defining our aspirations around a future and now more present and possible ‘smart’ home. Smarter Homes looks at the many new and innovative products that are being developed in the consumer and industrial spaces with a copy-paste mindset based on following larger businesses, such as Amazon, Google and Apple.
What You'll LearnUnderstand the historical context for current smart home products
Review the social aspect of home product development
Discover new home technologies being developed and which ones are available nowTrack the industry behaviors being leveraged and how they may affect longer term market trends for consumer products
Who This Book Is For
Everyone working in product design and development, in R&D or in trends research, as well as those interested in the IoT for the home. This book will also give product business owners ideas about what has been done before and and avenues for future development.
More information about Visual C++ based programs can be found at:ftp: //ftp.wiley.com/public/sci_tech_med/numerical_simulations/
You will work through a series of common Python data science problems in an increasing order of complexity. The practical projects presented in this book are simple, clear, and can be used as templates to jump-start many other types of projects. You will learn to create a web application around numerical or categorical predictions, understand the analysis of text, create powerful and interactive presentations, serve restricted access to data, and leverage web plugins to accept credit card payments and donations. You will get your projects into the hands of the world in no time.
Each chapter follows three steps: modeling the right way, designing and developing a local web application, and deploying onto a popular and reliable serverless cloud provider. You can easily jump to or skip particular topics in the book. You also will have access to Jupyter notebooks and code repositories for complete versions of the code covered in the book.
What You’ll LearnExtend your machine learning models using simple techniques to create compelling and interactive web dashboards
Leverage the Flask web framework for rapid prototyping of your Python models and ideasCreate dynamic content powered by regression coefficients, logistic regressions, gradient boosting machines, Bayesian classifications, and more
Harness the power of TensorFlow by exporting saved models into web applications
Build an intuitive and useful recommendation site to add value to users and entice them to keep coming back
Utilize the freemium offerings of Google Analytics and analyze the results
Take your ideas all the way to your customer's plate using the top serverless cloud providers
Who This Book Is For
Those with some programming experience with Python, code editing, and access to an interpreter in working order. The book is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to get their ideas onto the web without breaking the bank, small companies without an IT staff, students wanting exposure and training, and for all data science professionals ready to take things to the next level.
This book in its eight chapters, addresses the fundamental issues related to the energy usage and the optimal low-cost system design in high performance ``green computing’’ systems. The recent evolutionary and general metaheuristic-based solutions for energy optimization in data processing, scheduling, resource allocation, and communication in modern computational grids, could and network computing are presented along with several important conventional technologies to cover the hot topics from the fundamental theory of the ‘’green computing’’ concept and to describe the basic architectures of systems. This book points out the potential application areas and provides detailed examples of application case studies in low-energy computational systems. The development trends and open research issues are also outlined. All of those technologies have formed the foundation for the green computing that we know of today.
In addition, the conference will publish high quality papers which are closely related to the various theories and practical applications in CSA. Furthermore, we expect that the conference and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject. CSA-12 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications, previously held as CSA-11 (3rd Edition: Jeju, December, 2011), CSA-09 (2nd Edition: Jeju, December, 2009), and CSA-08 (1st Edition: Australia, October, 2008).
Practical Contiki-NG is a guide to getting started with Contiki-NG programming featuring projects that demonstrate a variety of applications. This book takes a practical and content-driven approach to the latest technologies, including Raspberry Pi, IoT and cloud servers. Readers will go through step-by-step guides and sample scenarios such as sensing, actuating, connectivity, building middleware, and utilizing IoT and cloud-based technologies.
If you're looking to go from zero to hero in using Contiki-NG to build Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications then this is the book for you.
What You’ll LearnPrepare and set up Contiki-NG development
Review the basics of the Contiki-NG platform to build Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
Develop your own Contiki-NG programPerform sensing and actuating on the Contiki-NG platformImplement a middleware for Contiki-NG motes
Build a simple IoT program using the Contiki-NG environmentWho This Book Is For
Developers, students, researchers and anyone who has an interest in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN).
The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of ubiquitous computing technologies.
These proceedings reflect the state of the art in the development of computational methods, involving theory, algorithms, numerical simulation, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to ubiquitous computing.
James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park received Ph.D. degrees in Graduate School of Information Security from Korea University, Korea and Graduate School of Human Sciences from Waseda University, Japan. From December, 2002 to July, 2007, Dr. Park had been a research scientist of R&D Institute, Hanwha S&C Co., Ltd., Korea. From September, 2007 to August, 2009, He had been a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungnam University, Korea. He is now a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Interdisciplinary Bio IT Materials, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea. Dr. Park has published about 200 research papers in international journals and conferences. He has been serving as chair, program committee, or organizing committee chair for many international conferences and workshops. He is a steering chair of international conferences – MUE, FutureTech, CSA, CUTE, UCAWSN, World IT Congress-Jeju. He is editor-in-chief of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS) by Springer, The Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS) by KIPS, and Journal of Convergence (JoC) by KIPS CSWRG. He is Associate Editor / Editor of 14 international journals including JoS, JNCA, SCN, CJ, and so on. In addition, he has been serving as a Guest Editor for international journals by some publishers: Springer, Elsevier, John Wiley, Oxford Univ. press, Emerald, Inderscience, MDPI. He got the best paper awards from ISA-08 and ITCS-11 conferences and the outstanding leadership awards from IEEE HPCC-09, ICA3PP-10, IEE ISPA-11, PDCAT-11, IEEE AINA-15. Furthermore, he got the outstanding research awards from the SeoulTech, 2014. His research interests include IoT, Human-centric Ubiquitous Computing, Information Security, Digital Forensics, Vehicular Cloud Computing, Multimedia Computing, etc. He is a member of the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, KIPS, and KMMS.
Vincenzo Loia (BS ‘85, MS ‘87, PhD ‘89) is Full Professor of Computer Science. His research interests include Intelligent Agents, Ambient intelligence, Computational Intelligence. Currently he is Founder & Editor-in-chief of “Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing”, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of “Softcomputing”, Springer-Verlag. He is Chair of the Task Forces “Intelligent Agents” and “Ambient Intelligence” IEEE CIS ETTC. He has been Chair the Emergent Technical Committe "Emergent Technology", IEEE CIS Society and Vice-Chair of Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee. He has been author of more than 200 scientific works, Editor/co-editor of 4 Books, 64 journal papers, 25 book chapters, and 100 conference papers. He is Senior member of the IEEE, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. Many times reviewers for national and international projects, Dr. Loia is active in the research domain of agents, ambient intelligence, computational intelligence, smartgrids, distributed platform for enrich added value.
Gangman Yi in Computer Sciences at Texas A&M University, USA in 2007, and doctorate in Computer Sciences at Texas A&M University, USA in 2011. In May 2011, he joined System S/W group in Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea. He joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea, since March 2012. Dr. Yi has been researched in an interdisciplinary field of researches. His research focuses especially on the development of computational methods to improve understanding of biological systems and its big data. Dr. Yi actively serves as a managing editor and reviewer for international journals, and chair of international conferences and workshops.
Yunsick Sung received his B.S. degree in division of electrical and computer engineering from Pusan National University, Busan, Korea, in 2004, his M.S. degree in computer engineering from Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, in 2006, and his Ph.D. degree in game engineering from Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, in 2012. He was employed as a member of the researcher at Samsung Electronics between 2006 and 2009. He was the plural professor at Shinheung College in 2009 and at Dongguk University in 2010. His main research interests are many topics in brain-computer Interface, programming by demonstration, ubiquitous computing and reinforcement learning. His Journal Service Experiences is Associate Editor at Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, Springer (2015- Current).
Whether you administer a DNS system, are thinking about running one, or you simply want to understand the DNS system, then this book for you. Pro DNS and BIND 10 starts with simple concepts, then moves on to full security-aware DNSSEC configurations. Various features, parameters, and Resource Records are described and illustrated with examples.
The book contains a complete reference to zone files, resource records, and BIND's configuration file parameters. You can treat the book as a simple paint-by-numbers guide to everything from a simple caching DNS to the most complex secure DNS (DNSSEC) implementation. Background information is included for when you need to know what to do and why you have to do it, and so that you can modify processes to meet your unique needs.