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August 2014

First International Conference on Data Mining and Database (DMDB 2014) August 08 ~ 09 , 2014 , Pune , India Venue : A...


October 2014

OCT 17
*Call for Abstracts: Extended Deadline September 17th, 2014* Dutch Belgian Database Day 2014 (DBDBD 2014) October 17th...


November 2014

The Scientific Organizing Committee of the Target Conference 2014 invites authors to submit abstracts for an oral or po...


I International Congress of Data Visualization Technological innovation resolving posconflict Receive the most warm an...


Third International Conference on Advanced Information Technologies and Applications ( ICAITA- 2014 ) November 07 ~ 08 ...


December 2014

DEC 11
8th Cloud Computing & Big Data 2014 Convergence of two key technologies 11th December 2014, Matthan Hotel, Bangalore,...

Matthan Hotel,

DEC 14
#Workshop Description The 1st COOL-SNA workshop is proposed as the first workshop on "Connecting Online and Off-Line So...


DEC 15
The New Generation Computing Journal welcomes contributions for a special issue: Hybrid Ensemble Machine Learning for ...

DEC 27
International conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology ( CSEIT - 2014 ) December 27 ~ 28...


February 2015

2015 International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2015) Singapore February 2-3, 2015 ...


The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Semantic Multimedia (ICSC-SMM’15) ( in ...


FEB 11
4th International Multi Topic Conference 2015 (IMTIC '15) Date: February 11-13, 2015 Venue: Mehran University of Engg....


March 2015

The BYTE Into Big Data Summit to be held on 3rd - 4th March 2015, in Mumbai, India, is an opportunity for key decision ...


MAR 24
MAW15 Call for Papers   The Eighth International Symposium on Mining and Web (MAW15)   Gwangju, Korea - March 24-2...


MAR 25
The International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems was initiated in 1995 as a forum to present and discuss t...


April 2015

= The 10th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 7-9 Ap...


May 2015

MAY 14
2015 IEEE 5th International Conference on Electronics Information and Emergency Communication (ICEIEC 2015) will be hel...


MAY 18
What is Data Mining? Data mining is the process of extracting hidden patterns from data. As more data is gathered, data...


MAY 18
What is RecSys? Recommender systems (RecSys) are being used to suggest products to customers, provide personalized prod...

Florida USA

MAY 19
The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) is a leading international conference in the...

Ho Chi Minh,

June 2015

* ICCS 2015 * International Conference on Computational Science * Reykjavik, Iceland * June 1-3, 2015 * http://www.icc...


JUN 29
Digital Humanities 2015: Global Digital Humanities I. General Information The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organi...

University of Western Syd

JUN 29
You are invited to participate in The Second International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data (...

Le Reduit, Moka,

July 2015

Final submissions due: 1 November 2014 Publication issue: July/August 2015 Please email the guest editors a brief desc...

Call for Papers BICOD solicits original research articles on all aspects of databases. Accepted papers will be publish...


August 2015

########################################### The inaugural INNS Big Data conference 2015 August 8-10, 2015, San Franci...

San Francisco

AUG 10


AUG 20
Big data is an emerging paradigm applied to datasets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools t...


September 2015



Aim This session provides authors with the opportunity of presenting a recent contribution that innovates different te...


The International Conference on Big Data, Internet of Things, and Zero-Size Intelligence (BDIZSI2015) Asia Pacific Univ...

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,
United Arab Emirates

SEP 18
The proposed conference on the above theme International Conference on Data Mining, Multimedia, Image Processing...

Udaipur, Rajasthan,

SEP 18
The proposed conference on the above theme International Conference on Data Mining, Multimedia, Image Processing and the...


October 2015

OCT 11
The 2015 IEEE Information Theory Workshop will take place in Jeju Island, Korea, from October 11 to October 15, 2015. J...

Jeju Island,

November 2015

NOV 12
Scope: Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, poten...

Setúbal Municipality, Setúbal,

NOV 13
The First Workshop on Data Mining for Smart Cities (DMCities 2015) will be held in conjunction with The IEEE Internation...

Atlantic City,New Jersey,
United States

February 2016

About ICSCCS: ICTACT is organizing its first International Conference on Signal, Computing and Communication Systems 20...


March 2016

MAR 12
【IEEE Xplore, Ei Compendex】2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis (ICBDA 2016) Web: http://www.ic...


MAR 15
Every day, more than two quintillion bytes of data is created in this info-centric digitalized world. This vast influx o...

Muscat, Town in Muscat, Masqat, Oman,

April 2016

APR 23
Internet of Things (IoT) is a platform and a phenomenon that allows everything to process information, communicate data,...


June 2016

JUN 13
Call for Papers June 13-14, 2016, London, UK IEEE is the Technical Co-Sponsor (TCS) of the International Confere...

United Kingdom

JUN 18
Successfully deploying multimedia services and applications in mobile environments requires adopting an interdisciplinar...


July 2016

JUL 24
Conference name: The 5th International Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications- DATA 2016 Venue...


JUL 26
The Second International Conference on Big-data, Internet of things, and Zero-size intelligence (BIZ2016) University of...

United Kingdom

August 2016

AUG 29
- Call for Papers COREDEMA - 2nd International Workshop on Conflict Resolution in Decision Making (Workshop in E...

The Hague,

September 2016

SEP 28
The Internet has made it easier to perpetrate crimes by providing criminals an avenue for launching attacks with relativ...

New York City,
United States

October 2016

OCT 23
BSR winter school - 1st Call for participation BSR winter school on “Big Software on the Run – Where Software m...


OCT 28
The Third International Conference on Computer & Communication Technologies (IC3T - 2016) will be held at Devineni Venka...


December 2016

The first Emerging Big Data Technologies Summit (EBDTS), (, will be held in Melbourne, Australia fro...


April 2017

The aim of this conference is to provide an open platform for prospective researchers for discussion of new advancements...


June 2017

6-8 June 2017 | Novotel Amsterdam City, Netherlands | Grid Analytics Europe 2017 is ...


JUN 22
As you weigh your options and consider what you need to do to chart your career growth path, here’s your opportunity t...


July 2017

JUL 19
The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Indonesia, with IEEE Conference Record Number #41332. The Society of ...


August 2017

AUG 18
The aim of the “International Conference on Innovations in Computer Science & Engineering ICICSE2017”, is to provide...


AUG 22
This series of International Conferences is jointly organized on a rotational basis among three institutions, University...

Las Vegas, Nevada,
United States

September 2017

SEP 25
Event name - Infrastructure Communication Technology Event date – 25th & 26th September, 2017 Event location –...


SEP 26
The inaugural Genomic Medicine 2017 Cambridge will take place at Murray Edwards College on 26th & 27th September and wil...

United Kingdom

SEP 26
International Conference on Advancement in Inventive Engineering and Technology (ICAIET 2017) is being organized on Sept...

pattaya city ,

October 2017

Oxford Global Conferences are proud to present the 2nd Annual Biomarkers & Precision Medicine USA Congress co-located wi...

San Diego, California,
United States

OCT 17
ICIKMBDC 2017 is a premier forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users who are interested in Knowledge...


OCT 17
The 4th International Management Information Systems Conference (IMISC2017) is to be held in İstanbul, TURKEY on Octobe...


OCT 23
This is a Live event which deals with latest advancements in the field of Applied Microbiology, Microbiology, biotechnol...

United Kingdom

January 2018

JAN 19
●Publication and Indexing 1, All the papers will be peer reviewed by 2-3 experts. The review result comes out in 20-...


March 2018

The International Journal of Database Management Systems (IJDMS) is a bi monthly open access peer-reviewed journal that ...


Publication: All accepted papers after proper registration and presentation, will be published in the ICBDA 2018 confer...


MAR 24
ICBDSC 2018 provides a leading forum for disseminating the latest research in bioinformatics , Data Science and Computin...

Korea (South)

MAR 26
Big-Data computing and services have received significant attention in recent years. The IEEE BigDataService 2018 aims t...


April 2018

APR 20
2018 the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data Analysis (ICCCBDA 2018) will be held during A...


May 2018

MAY 25
Call for paper 2018 2nd International Conference On Data Mining, Communications And Information Technology (DMCIT 2018...


June 2018

JUN 12
Official website and Pre-registration: 21st AGILE International Conference o...


JUN 25
Following our successful First World Congress and Expo on Biotechnology and Bioengineering in Dubai, UAE on 27-29 March ...

Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates,
United Arab Emirates

July 2018

JUL 11
The Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM is held on yearly basis. Researchers from all over the world will present...

New York, New York,
United States

JUL 14
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and da...

New York, New York,
United States

JUL 14
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and da...

New York, New York,
United States

JUL 31
International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (IJCSEA)


August 2018

The International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD 2018) is aimed to...

South Africa

AUG 27
The Annual International Conference on ICT: Big Data, Cloud and Security - ICT-BDCS 2018 serves as a platform for indust...


AUG 27
The Annual International Conference on ICT: Big Data, Cloud and Security - ICT-BDCS 2018 serves as a platform for indust...


AUG 27
The Annual International Conference on ICT: Big Data, Cloud and Security - ICT-BDCS 2018 serves as a platform for indust...


AUG 28
The Disney Data and Analytics Conference 2018 August 28-29, 2018 Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida R...

Orlando, Florida,
United States

November 2018

NOV 29
The 11th Annual Cloud & Big Data Analytics 2018 focuses on the emerging area of cloud, inspired by some latest advances ...


December 2018

DEC 20
MIKE 2018 is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers and practitioners from the domains of lear...


DEC 22
The International Conference on “Mobile Communication, Electronics, Robotics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Informa...


DEC 27
About ISDSI2018 SPJIMR, a top ranked school of management in India that works with the mission of Influencing Practice ...


March 2019

MAR 15
Publication: All accepted papers after proper registration and presentation, will be published in the ICBDA 2019 confer...


April 2019

The conference covers all aspects of Information System and data mining, including algorithms, software and systems, and...


APR 12
*Publication: All the accepted papers of ICCCBDA 2019 will be included into Conference Proceedings which will be publis...


APR 17
ICCCBDA 2019 is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields...


June 2019

JUN 11
Conference official website: Meeting time:June 11-13, 2019. Meeting place:Hong Kong. Host uni...

Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

JUN 22
The conference is the core event of the ISIC 2019 event, which will be held this year at the University of Nottingham, U...

United Kingdom

July 2019

JUL 13
This upcoming conference on Big Data aims at bringing together academicians, researchers, industry experts and scholars ...


JUL 20
The Aim of the Conference The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal w...

New York,
United States

JUL 23
INFUS is an acronym for Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems. It is a well-established international research forum to advance ...


August 2019

This forthcoming conference aims at bringing together academicians, researchers, industry experts and scholars from diff...


AUG 16
7th International Conference on Innovations in Computer Science & Engineering, ICICSE-2019, hosted by Guru Nanak Institu...


September 2019

SEP 25
Oxford Global are proud to present the 17th Annual Pharmaceutical IT & Data Congress, 25 - 26 September 2019, London, UK...

United Kingdom

October 2019

OCT 15
As commodity prices rise, the East Africa region presents a relatively underexplored mining jurisdiction with vast poten...


OCT 18
Conference official website: Meeting time:October 18-20, 2019. Meeting place:Wuhan, China. ...


November 2019

NOV 11
Coalesce Research Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the ‘International Conference on Big D...

Las Vegas,
United States

NOV 12
The eighth edition of the Mali Mining and Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (JMP 2019) will take place from 12 – 14 ...


NOV 20


NOV 25
Building on the success on the previous edition, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Ethiopia in association with AME...

Addis Ababa,

December 2019

DEC 12
The ever-evolving digital age is becoming more intelligent and the future internet is shaping up. Technologies supportin...


April 2020

APR 19
The Conference Proceedings will be published with an ISSN and ISBN, indexed in Scopus and Google Scholar, and archived p...


APR 19
The Conference Proceedings will be published with an ISSN and ISBN, indexed in Scopus and Google Scholar, and archived p...


APR 22
The 7th Mozambique Mining, Energy and Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition will explore developments in our country’s ...


June 2020

JUN 27
All accepted, after peer-review papers, are published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN 1314-2704) and yearly are subm...


July 2020

The Data Congress is the largest Scientific meeting in AI and ML. The summit at India focuses on improving skills and an...


The purpose of the 9th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA) is to bring together...


The purpose of the 9th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA) is to bring together...

Lieusaint ,

JUL 15
The Aim of the Conference This conference is the thirteen conference in a series of industrial conferences on Data Mini...

New York,
United States

JUL 15
The Aim of the Conference This conference is the thirteen conference in a series of industrial conferences on Data Minin...

New York,
United States

August 2020

AUG 16
The 7th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering (MMME’20) aims to become the lead...

Czech Republic

September 2020

SEP 24
Coalesce Research Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the ‘2nd International Conference on B...


October 2020

OCT 25
*Introduction The 2nd International Conference on Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS2020) will be held duri...

Korea (South)

November 2020

NOV 13
Supported by Huaqiao University, the 6th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM2020) will be he...


NOV 26
2020 International Conference on Industrial Applications of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (BDAI 2020) will be hel...




Mining, Transaction, Security Challenges and Future of This Currency

by Muhammad Aslam Zahid


In this dissertation, I have presented a comprehensive research on Bitcoin. Bitcoin was introduced in 2009. This is a decentralized digital currency and works like cash, but they are mined like gold (Volastro, CNBC Explains: How to mine bitcoins on your own, 2014). In this thesis, I will explain that how this currency works and how users can mine Bitcoins. Bitcoins mining is a very hard process, it is almost impossible to create Bitcoins on simple computer. You need specialist hardware to generate Bitcoins. Pool mining is quite popular these days, as numbers of people are taking interest in making money, so the difficulty level of mining Bitcoin is increasing day by day. I am using codes based on publically available sources in order to explore the algorithms for mining, hashing and transa...

by Alex Buchner


Context Mediation is a field of research that is concerned with the interchange of information across different environments, which provides a vehicle to bridge semantic gaps among disparate entities. Knowledge Discovery is concerned with the extraction of actionable information from large databases. A challenge that has received relatively little attention is knowledge discovery in a highly disparate environment, that is multiple heterogeneous data sources, multiple domain knowledge sources and multiple knowledge patterns. This thesis tackles the problem of semantic interoperability among data, domain knowledge and knowledge patterns in a knowledge discovery process using context mediation. Context fundamentals are introduced, which encompasses the concepts of context identity, sem...

by Rajmohan Madhavan


This thesis is concerned with the theoretical and practical development of reliable and robust localisation algorithms for autonomous land vehicles operating at high speeds in unstructured, expansive and harsh environments. Localisation is the ability of a vehicle to determine its position and orientation within an operating environment. The need for such a localisation system is motivated by the requirement of developing autonomous vehicles in applications such as mining, agriculture and cargo handling. The main drivers in these applications are for safety, efficiency and productivity. The approach taken to the localisation problem in this thesis guarantees that the safety and reliability requirements imposed by such applications are achieved. The ...

China in Latin America

Political and Economic Implications of Beijing's Involvement in the Region

by Niccolo Locatelli


Relations with Latin America have never been and will probably never be a priority for the People's Republic of China (PRC), as they will be a dependent variable of domestic economic needs and other more important foreign policy goals – among all, the ties with the United States. During the first forty years of existence, geopolitical and economic considerations (Latin America was considered to be Washington's backyard and the economies of the region were not complementary with that of China) were keeping the PRC away from the area; nevertheless, things have changed ever since the end of the Cold War, and more so since the new millenium. The PRC finds in Latin America a market of 500 million people and an almost infinite source of commodities: it currently gets from here around 17% of...

by John R. Fraser


Terrorism was once a topic limited to certain sectors of the world, such as the Middle East or South Africa. However, in recent years, it appears that no one is safe in any part of the globe. A growing number of countries must take measures to protect citizens and visitors from the threat of terrorism. The Unites States of America is the latest addition to this list. It has become evident in recent years that terrorism is no longer a localized event, but rather an increasing global problem. It has also become obvious that terrorism requires a global solution as well. Evidence has been mounting that terrorist groups are beginning to connect and form alliances. This gives them greater strength and greater resources. It seems they are finding common ground and are beginning to coordinate effo...

Warsaw and Jerusalem

Polish-Jewish History, Culture, Values, and Education between Paradise and Inferno

by Nitza Davidovitch and Eyal Lewin


Warsaw and Jerusalem deals with different aspects of the inherent paradoxes of Jewish-Polish relations. Written by scholars from Israel and from Poland, who study history, culture, education, and politics, this book forms a unique interdisciplinary collage. Thus, it has a twofold advantage: as an academic insight in the field of Jewish studies; and as a social bonder of an academic community that has its representatives in universities in Israel and in Poland.This project is bound to be an inspiring source for scholars of Jewish studies and Jewish history. In college or university classes, the collection of a variety of chapters will aid students who compose their assignments and need brainwave resources in the field. With a contribution to the deep comprehension of the ongoing discourse a...

by Yasuhiro Nemoto


This comprehensive study of the Japanese education system follows the Japanese child from the kindergarten, through the progressively more arduous and competitive environments of the elementary, middle and high schools, to the relative relaxation, even hedonism, of university life. Drawing on numerous surveys and on the author's personal experience, it provides a wealth of information on teaching methodologies, discipline, class sizes, the school day, assessment and the national curriculum. It also examines the role of the central Ministry of Education and the local boards in administering education throughout the country, and outlines and assesses the government's recent programs of educational reform. The behavior, attitudes and expectations of pupils and parents are discussed in det...

The Promise

An Introduction to the History of Medicine

by Kourosh Nazari, M.D.


For centuries, one principle has stood above all others in the medical field: First, do no harm. But has our basic healthcare lost this vital philosophy in its pursuit of advancement and profit? Follow the journey of medicine from its earliest beginnings at the dawn of humanity to the incredible technological advances of the 21st century. By examining key figures and events, this book’s focus on the rationales of pioneering practitioners and the philosophies behind major discoveries sets it apart from current medical and historical literature for both providers and consumers of healthcare.In the age of unprecedented advancements, the evolution of medicine and its underlying philosophies has been cast aside for the pursuit of the next, best development. In the search to provide the best c...

by Joohoan Kim


Deliberative democracy can be defined as a political system based on citizens' voluntary and free discussions on public issues. Most scholars have discussed deliberative democracy within normative boundaries. However, based primarily on Katz's interpretation of Tarde, this study finds the concept of public sphere a useful framework for operationalizing the normative concept of deliberative democracy, since the four components of the public sphere-news media use, interpersonal communication, opinion formation, and political participation-provide us with empirically testable categories. This study tests the validity of theories of deliberative democracy through examining the inter-relationships among the four components of the public sphere. Methodologically, it includes a set of 63 items to...

Disproof of Bell's Theorem

Illuminating the Illusion of Entanglement, Second Edition

by Joy Christian


A remarkable concept known as "entanglement" in quantum physics requires an incredibly bizarre link between subatomic particles. When one such particle is observed, quantum entanglement demands the rest of them to be affected instantaneously, even if they are universes apart. Einstein called this "spooky actions at a distance", and argued that such bizarre predictions of quantum theory show that it is an incomplete theory of nature. In 1964, however, John Bell proposed a theorem which seemed to prove that such spooky actions at a distance are inevitable for any physical theory, not just quantum theory. Since then many experiments have confirmed these long-distance correlations. But now, in this groundbreaking collection of papers, the author exposes a fatal flaw in the logic and mathematic...

Research Methodology for Master Students of Literature

Overcoming the Lure to Plagiarize with Strategies to Avoid

by Fouad Mami


This text presupposes that in many cases plagiarism results from poor training and a confused perception of what is involved in research. The textbook is addressed to non-native English-speaking students and their instructors, principally those seeking degrees in literature. Through a close examination of what initially seems to be the self-evident 'facts' of research--those presumed simple steps in the multilayered research process that are usually glossed over in research methodology courses--students will become less confused about what the research practically involves and more empowered to work on their first serious research project with confidence and clarity.REVIEWS & PRAISEThis textbook offers a diagnosis of the disease of illicit borrowings undermining the Master’s students’ ...

by Larry Robson


START A NEW BUSINESS - EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS, ADVANCE YOUR CAREER - GET MORE OUT OF LIFE More than a self help resource -- a complete and practical guide to finding and managing success. Eighty percent of all success is generated by 20 percent of the people. Compound this with the fact that four out of five new businesses may never realize their fifth anniversary and an important question immediately presents itself. Why? This book explores that very question and responds. Much has been written on this topic in books that specialize in everything from psychology to practical management guides of every size, shape and description. It's Your Business begins with a different twist in that it explores who we are inherently and instinctively. The reader is challenged to think from out...

The Art of Examining and Interpreting Histologic Preparations

A Laboratory Manual and Study Guide for Histology

by William J. Krause, Ph.D.


The examination and interpretation of tissue sections seen under the light microscope in a laboratory setting is an example of student-directed, independent problem solving. The proper reading of a histologic section is an acquired art that can only be developed through practice, close observation and repetition. This laboratory manual was designed as a guide for students to aid them in this endeavor. The laboratory study guide/manual was designed to be used as a supplement to any current textbook and/or atlas of Histology. Learning objectives provide the overall goals for each chapter. The narrative of the study guide explains how to systematically breakdown, examine and interpret each tissue and/or organ encountered, without regard to a given histologic slide from a specific slide collec...

by Joan Navarre


This study claims that scholars need to examine all twenty-seven English illustrated editions of Wilde's and Beardsley's Salomë to understand whether Beardsley's compositions do, or do not, illustrate Wilde's words. For the last one hundred years scholars have addressed the aesthetic function of Beardsley's compositions (whether or not Beardsley's compositions illustrate Wilde's words), and each scholar sees something different: Beardsley's compositions are "irrelevant" to Wilde's words; Beardsley's compositions are "relevant" to Wilde's words; Beardsley's compositions are both "irrelevant" and "relevant." What is at issue here is that this traditional dance of signification (scholars' interpretations of the aesthetic function of Beardsley's compositions) relies upon an interpretive str...

by James J. Cook, Ph.D.


The principal question addressed is the extent to which American organizations source legal services they require in a manner consistent with transaction cost economics and agency theory. Transaction cost economics (TCE) is an interdisciplinary undertaking which joins economics with aspects of organizational theory and contract law. TCE views frequency, uncertainty and asset specificity (the extent to which assets have little utility or value except in the context of a particular transaction or relationship) as key variables in determining how a transaction will be structured. Agency theory focuses on identifying the most efficient contract form for a relationship taking into account certain assumptions of self-interest, bounded rationality, risk aversion ...

by Adel A. Al-Rumaih


In this dissertation, a new spare capacity planning methodology is proposed utilizing path restoration. The approach is based on forcing working flows/traffic which are on paths that are disjoint to share spare backup capacity. The algorithm for determining the spare capacity assignment is based on genetic algorithms and is capable of incorporating non-linear variables such as non-linear cost function and QoS variables into the objective and constraints. The proposed methodology applies to a wider range of fault scenarios than most of the current literature. It can tolerate link-failures, node-failures, and link-and-node failures. It consists of two stages: the first stage generates a set of network topologies that maximize the sharing between backup paths by forcing them to use a subse...

The Diversity of Neutron Stars

Nearby Thermally Emitting Neutron Stars and the Compact Central Objects in Supernova Remnants

by David L. Kaplan


Neutron stars are invaluable tools for exploring stellar death, the physics of ultra-dense matter, and the effects of extremely strong magnetic fields. The observed population of neutron stars is dominated by the >1000 radio pulsars, but there are distinct sub-populations that, while fewer in number, can have significant impact on our understanding of the issues mentioned above. These populations are the nearby, isolated neutron stars discovered by ROSAT, and the central compact objects in supernova remnants. The studies of both of these populations have been greatly accelerated in recent years through observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the XMM-Newton telescope. First, we discuss radio, optical, and X-ray observations of the nearby neutron stars ...

Critical Ingredients of Intensive Case Management

Judgments of Researchers/Administrators, Program Managers and Case Managers

by Richard W. Schaedle


Intensive Case Management (ICM) did not evolve from a single, well-defined model format but from different case management models. As a result, it has been vaguely defined as meaning more "intense" than usual case management, thus highlighting the lack of consensus about ICM's definition and parameters. Despite these differences, ICM programs aspire to a set of common principles and core operational functions derived from the concept of continuity of care. Recent literature reviews have found mixed results regarding studies examining ICM effectiveness ( e.g., psychiatric hospitalizations, etc.). It has been difficult to make comparisons between studies because operational definitions have not been standardized. This study attempted to construct a program theory that unifies the various I...

Accelerating Transformation

Process Innovation in the Global Information Technology Industry

by Behnam N. Tabrizi, Ph.D.


This book describes a detailed process methodology for speeding innovation, and thereby leading to a firm's transformation. Anyone who is interested in managing under uncertainty and implementing fast and effective processes would be interested in reading this book. The results presented in this book are based on several years of research, examining 72 projects from 36 leading companies in United States, Asia, and Europe. The methods described are adopted by many firms in the industry. Paperback edition: US $25.95 Hardcover edition: US $35.95

by Terence D. Rafferty

03/26/1999 is a multimedia publishing company which was founded in 1998 to meet a consumer demand for education in the field of transesophageal echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an ultrasound diagnostic technique for obtaining real-time images of the heart and great vessels from a transducer positioned within the esophagus. This technique receives widespread application in the perioperative care of critically ill patients. The company has two divisions, namely, a research unit based in New Haven, Connecticut, and a production and distribution unit based in Silver Spring, Maryland. The company product consists of 6 hours of videotape and a book which describe TEE techniques. The target market consists of physicians who wish to develop or maintain exp...

The Information Age and Diplomacy

An Emerging Strategic Vision in World Affairs

by Amir Dhia


Advances in the field of information and communication technologies have substantially affected most segments of our life, leading to the Information Age or Information Revolution. On both individual and state scale, 'information' has become a vital 'commodity' by which one measures levels of knowledge, skills, well-being, prosperity and development. This academic work traces the evolution of the Information Age and the emerging trends of diplomacy and politics in today's world. It signals potential opportunities and threats, while strategically forecasting current and future implications. Including three major chapters, the work is divided into eleven significant themes. It reviews the emergence of knowledge-based societies and highlights their main features. The course of globalizati...

by Marcia Woolf Bulach


The study of Multivariate Time Series has always been more difficult at the modeling stage than the univariate case. Identification of a suitable model, questions of stability, and the difficulties of prediction are well recognised. A variety of methods appear to be worth examining. This thesis is concerned with the proposal of an useful tool which is to apply canonical analysis to a realisation of a Multivariate Time Series and concentrates it's attention on k-variate ARMA(p,q) models. The multivariate series is partitioned into two overlapping or non-overlapping sets of different sizes. The left set is kept at lag 0 (without loss of generality) and the right set at a sequence of lags s=0,1,... . The model includes the possibility that the same subset of variables belong to the left set a...

Forbidden Fruit

The Censorship of Literature and Information for Young People

by Sarah McNicol (editor)


Forbidden Fruit: The Censorship of Literature and Information for Young People was a two day conference held in Southport, UK in June 2008. This collection of papers from the conference will be of interest to teachers, school and public librarians, publishers, and other professionals involved in the provision of literature and information resources for young people, as well as to researchers and students. The proceedings draw together some of the latest research in this area from a number of fields, including librarianship, education, literature, and linguistics. The topics covered include translations and adaptations, pre-censorship by authors, publishers and editors, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans) materials, and the views of young people themselves. The papers included in t...

by J. Brent Hanchey


The goal of this dissertation is to provide research on the educational and societal needs of incarcerated youth by examining teachers' perceptions, both academically and socially, which will result in successful student transition into the traditional environment. Many of the educational approaches within incarceration school settings are instituted using the traditional school model, which is not conducive to the needs of incarcerated youth. Within incarceration educational pedagogy, youths also need socio-emotional skills when faced with the transition into the traditional environment in order to avoid recidivism. Community-based support and prevention-oriented collaboration are also required in their quest for a successful transition to mainstream society. Students' progress should be ...

by John M. Clearwater


The purpose of this book is to examine the birth of bilateral strategic arms control between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Johnson Administration, from 1964 to 1969. It is about the time and the place of the birth of bilateral strategic arms control as it came about in the United States through the efforts of President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in the 1960s. This is the time of the birth of what quickly came to be known as SALT, or the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. This inquiry firstly considers whether the move towards bilateral strategic arms control was institutional or personal. It then looks for the motivating factors: both theoretical and substantive. As few things have only a single cause, it is likely that we shall find th...

by Brad M. Hastings


This study is designed to show how personality dispositions and cognitive variables may combine with social norms to influence wife abuse. Prior research examining the role of individual differences in wife abuse has been sparse, unsystematic, and appear questionable for two reasons. First, these studies have not considered that contextual norms and cognitive variables are likely to interact with dispositional variables to either facilitate or discourage abuse. Second, the theoretical relationship between dispositional variables and macrolevel approaches (i.e. feminist and sociological) has not been investigated. How demographic variables, contextual norms, and individual differences interact may have important implications for the study of wife abuse. The present project addresses th...

by Bethel G.A. Erastus-Obilo


Lay participation in the criminal justice process in the form of a jury is a celebrated phenomenon throughout the common law jurisdictions. While not claiming credit for its origin, England, as the latent cradle of the modern jury, disseminated this mode of trial to a great part of the world through colonization. Yet, trial by jury does not enjoy constitutional protection under English law. The system has been under severe criticism, curtailment and considerable pressure in recent times, perhaps far more than in other countries. Critics have demanded reform or outright abolition and supporters have opposed the demands just as vehemently and any reform achieved has been piecemeal and reluctant. The furore has helped to galvanise robust and extensive intellectual debate on the subject. It ha...

The New World Order

An Economic Global Regime

by Carlo James


The New World Order -- far from being anything "new" -- is an order which has been evolving for more than one hundred years. This thesis begins with the idea for an elite establishment of one late 19th century individual, Cecil Rhodes, and shows how it has developed into the several organizations that make up the Global Regime today. Although the term "New World Order" has been a buzzword since the Bush era, the majority of people around the world remain uncertain of the meaning. This thesis will demonstrate that it is an order with an underlying economic agenda. This is illustrated by examining various reports written by members or the Regime which reveal their goals and intentions, and also by examining detailed studies done on policies they have implemented. Finally, this thesis su...

Conduct and Behavior as Determinants for the Afterlife

A Comparison of the Judgments of the Dead in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece

by Gary A. Stilwell


This dissertation argues that conduct and behavior were believed essential for determining one's post-mortem fate from the earliest periods of both ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. Part one of this four-part study examines Plato's eschatological myths and provides a complete catalog and brief discussion of all references in them to conduct and behavior that affect one's fate in the afterlife. Part two traces the evolution of the concept of the afterlife from Homer to the Dramatists, also cataloging all references to the afterlife that mention conduct and behavior. This part of the study demonstrates that the concept of reward and retribution in an afterlife, based on conduct in this life, is already found in Homer. However, it is in Pythagorean and Orphics circles of Greater Greece th...

Marginal Voice, Marginal Body

The Treatment Of The Human Body in yhe Works of Nakagami Kenji, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Salman Rushdie

by Noriko Miura


In examining the work of three "ethnic" writers (Nakagami Kenji is Japanese burakumin, Leslie Marmon Silko Native American, Salman Rushdie an Indian living in England), this project studies the literary depictions of the ways in which the body is portrayed and used as a space for cultural and ideological inscription. The major issues addressed involve gender, race, and ethnicity as forces which become visible through the socially constructed body. In the works of Nakagami Kenji, Salman Rushdie, and Leslie Marmon Silko, bodies cry out the silence to overwhelm the torturer. They all share a concern with the loss of land which induces migration, a weakened sense of identity, and hybridity. Each author uses the body of his/her protagonist as the site to inscribe the consequences of such l...