The interdisciplinary field of smart digital systems is crucial to modern computer science, encompassing artificial intelligence, information systems and engineering. For over a decade the mission of KES International has been to provide publication opportunities for all those who work in knowledge intensive subjects. The conferences they run worldwide are aimed at facilitating the dissemination, transfer, sharing and brokerage of knowledge in a number of leading edge technologies. _x000D_ This book presents some 80 papers selected after peer review for inclusion in three KES conferences, held as part of the Smart Digital Futures 2014 (SDF-14) multi-theme conference in Chania, Greece, in June 2014. The three conferences are: Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT-14), Intelligence Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (KES-IIMSS-14), and Smart Technology-based Education and Training (KES-STET-14). _x000D_ The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the development and application of intelligent digital systems.
11th [i.e. 11] IPPS/SPDP'99 Workshops Held in Conjunction with the 13th International Parallel Processing Symposium and 10th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, April 12-16, 1999 : Proceedings
Author: Jos Ď. P. Rolim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of 10 international workshops held in conjunction with the merged 1998 IPPS/SPDP symposia, held in Orlando, Florida, US in March/April 1998. The volume comprises 118 revised full papers presenting cutting-edge research or work in progress. In accordance with the workshops covered, the papers are organized in topical sections on reconfigurable architectures, run-time systems for parallel programming, biologically inspired solutions to parallel processing problems, randomized parallel computing, solving combinatorial optimization problems in parallel, PC based networks of workstations, fault-tolerant parallel and distributed systems, formal methods for parallel programming, embedded HPC systems and applications, and parallel and distributed real-time systems.
25th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2006, Gdansk, Poland, September 27-29, 2006, Proceedings
Author: Janusz Górski
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2006. The 32 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 submissions. Topical sections include systems of systems, security and survivability analysis, nuclear safety and application of standards, formal approaches, networks dependability, coping with change and mobility, safety analysis and assessment, 6th FP integrated project DECOS, and modelling.
Known as an advocate for the endangered earth, Barry Lopez is one of America’s preeminent writers on nature. This invigorating book invites readers to sit down with Lopez and his friend William E. Tydeman to engage with their conversations about activism, the life of the mind, and all things literary. Even readers who think they know everything there is to know about Lopez will learn much from this richly informative book, both from Tydeman’s concise biography of Lopez and from the dialogue about Lopez’s ideas and experiences. The three interviews and Tydeman’s reflections on other discussions with Lopez gathered here address nature, human beings’ relationship to the land, the tension between political activism and the life of the intellectual, memory and reconciliation, the artist’s social responsibility, and the business of authorship. "What is the nature of the relationship between the writer and the reader?" Lopez asks. It's "reciprocal, contractual, and moral." Lopez’s thoughts on the importance of authenticity will resonate with every reader or writer, as will his deep commitment to story in all his work. He and Tydeman engage in illuminating exchanges on style and genre, the publication process, and relationships among authors, editors, and publishers. Both men are interested in photography and its relationship to writing, a subject on which they offer thought-provoking comments. A comprehensive annotated bibliography of Lopez’s writings by archivist Diane Warner rounds out the volume.
National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board
This is the story of how all the auto drivers had to pay the punishment for the mistake of an auto driver and a woman by an auto driver. Hope you liked this story If you like this story then thank you Thanks for reading this book in the next story
Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots
Author: Eun Jung Park
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The essential guide to building and programming LEGO EV3interactive robots Exploring LEGO Mindstorms: Tools and Techniques for Buildingand Programming Robots is the complete guide to getting themost out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Written for hobbyists, youngbuilders, and master builders alike, the book walks you throughfundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming usingthe Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts. Tap into yourcreativity with brainstorming techniques, or follow the plans andblueprints provided on the companion website to complete projectsranging from beginner to advanced. The book begins with the basics of the software and EV3 featuresthen lets you get to work quickly by using projects of increasingcomplexity to illustrate the topics at hand. Plenty of examples areprovided throughout every step of the process, and the companionwebsite features a blog where you can gain the insight and adviceof other users. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms contains buildingand programming challenges written by a recognized authority inLEGO robotics curriculum, and is designed to teach you thefundamentals rather than have you follow a "recipe." Get started with robot programming with the startervehicle, Auto-Driver Explore the features of the EV3 brick, a programmablebrick Design robot's actions using Action Blocks Incorporate environmental sensors using Infrared, Touch, andColor sensors Expand the use of data in your program by using data wires withSensor Blocks Process data from the sensors using Data Operations Blocks Using Bluetooth and WiFi with EV3 Build unique EV3 robots that each presents different functions:the Spy Rabbit, a robot that can react to its surroundings; a SeaTurtle robot, Mr. Turto; the Big Belly Bot, a robot that eats andpoops; and a Robotic Puppy Guapo Discover ideas and practices that will help you to develop yourown method of designing and programming EV3 robots The book also provides extensive programming guidance, from thevery basics of block programming through data wiring. You'll learnrobotics skills to help with your own creations, and can likelyignite a lasting passion for innovation. Exploring LEGOMindstorms is the key to unlocking your EV3 potential.
The topic of sexuality and gender within the South Asian context is timely and widely discussed across a variety of academic disciplines. Since the end of the last century, there have been debates in the cultural sphere in India on issues concerning Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender people’s rights, gender, sex workers’ rights and caste. There has also been an explicit visibility for sexuality in the form of discussion around intimate scenes in films, advertisements and moral concerns around pre-marital heterosexual relationships and same-sex relationships. This book brings out the modalities through which explicit visibility of sexuality gets constituted in the public space of India after the 1990s. The specificities through which relations of gender/ sexuality and caste get constituted and performed in regional media provide significant entry points to an understanding of larger structures and the ever-present fissures through which these larger structures emerge. Focussing on the southern state of Kerala, the book investigates women’s sexuality and caste through a number of case studies: the Suryanelli rape case, neology in the media and the debates around the life narratives of Nalini Jameela, a sex worker. The book does not stop at representational practices as it also looks at the negotiations between the subject and her represented figures which is a significant addition to the existing body of work in the field of media and gender studies. Sexuality and Public Space in India is a careful interrogation of the mass-mediatized space of contemporary public discourse around sexuality. It will be of interest to academics in South Asian Studies, Sociology, Anthropology and Gender Studies.
It's story of victory of hope over hopelessness, of victory of grit over dejection. And of bad, violent politics that boomerang and devour the very practitioners. Unni leaves Indian shores to fulful his Arabian dream of eighteen. Sixteen years later, at thirty four, returns of India with a crore of rupees to settle down. Within two years, his own kin dupe him of millions and reduce him to utter poverty. Despite grinding poverty, with his conviction in his own capability intact, seeking jobs, Unni ultimately lands a job as a chef at a star hotel owned by a much storied politician, Gounder, in Tamilnadu. Unni works his way out of poverty to riches. His daughter, Omana, does well in studies. Gounder's son, Sampath, and Omana go to the same college. Out of political compulsions, Gounder agrees to let Omana and Sampath marry. Political rivalry between Gounder and his for Man Friday, Mayandy, turns ugly. Gounder plots Mayandy's death. Mayandy's sib gets Gounder and his son, Sampath, killed. Unni takes over Gounder's empire. Omana, the widow, starts a free fertilizer, seed centre. Gounder's mistress, Rukkamma, joins Omana in the endeavour
Colloquial Tamil is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to spoken Tamil. While emphasis is placed on colloquial spoken Tamil, you are given a useful introduction to formal speech and the written language as well. What makes Colloquial Tamil your best choice in personal language learning? Emphasis on authentic conversational language Clear explanations on how to pronounce and write the language Helpful grammar notes and reference grammar Comprehensive vocabulary lists (Tamil-English and English-Tamil) Lively illustrations and fascinating cultural insights throughout By the end of this rewarding course, you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Tamil in a broad range of everyday situations. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Rakesh was an introvert and a random Indian boy. Puja was an independent, crazy, and fun-loving girl. They met online on social networking site and fell in love. But things never happened the way they wanted. She was confused! He was furious! They fell apart . . . again and again . . . only to realize that they cant live alone. But there were lots of other things in their mind . . . the past and the future. And then they came over their internal fears to live a life . . . to love a life!
We, everyone has a right to live happy in this world. Someone has to be behind one's act. Someone has to be behind one's happiness. Someone has to be behind one's pain. Good childhood makes the better person. A girl called Yara who is in depression for so long because of her bad childhood memories, it led her to use drugs and started to loose all her loved ones. Who was really behind her actions? Who pushed her to a dark phase of life? Is she really out of her past psychologically?
Hearings and Markups Before the Subcommittees on Fiscal Affairs and Health, Judiciary, Manpower, and Education and Metropolitan Affairs and the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, on H.R. 4758 ... H.R. 5537 ... H.R. 5811 ... H.R. 7782 ... H.R. 7658 ... October 18, 24 and November 8, 1979, September 9, 16, 17, and 22, 1980
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health