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Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures: A Guideline for Analysis (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)
Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures: A Guideline for Analysis (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)

Today’s society is completely dependent on critical networks such as  water supply, sewage, electricity, ICT and transportation. Risk and vulnerability analyses are needed to grasp the impact of threats and hazards. However, these become quite complex as there are strong interdependencies both within and between infrastructure...

Risk, Complexity and ICT
Risk, Complexity and ICT
This book explores the challenges regarding risks and risk management related to the growing complexity of ICT solutions.

The main argument of the book is that the complexity of ICT solutions has continued to grow throughout the history of ICT, and that it has now reached a level that goes beyond our current understanding of
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Word Sense Disambiguation: Algorithms and Applications (Text, Speech and Language Technology)
Word Sense Disambiguation: Algorithms and Applications (Text, Speech and Language Technology)

Word sense disambiguation is a core research problem in computational linguistics, which was recognized at the beginning of the scientific interest in machine translation and artificial intelligence. And yet no book has been fully devoted to review the wide variety of approaches to solving the problem. The time is right for such a...

Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society: Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics)
Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society: Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics)

Vast amounts of data are nowadays collected, stored and processed, in an effort to assist in  making a variety of administrative and governmental decisions. These innovative steps considerably improve the speed, effectiveness and quality of decisions. Analyses are increasingly performed by data mining and profiling technologies that...

Management of Hazardous Substances in the Environment
Management of Hazardous Substances in the Environment
Selected papers presented at Envirotech Vienna 1989, First International ISEP Congress, Vienna, Austria, on 20-22 February 1989.

There has been growing international concern in recent years about the urgent environmental problems associated with hazardous substances and their management. Discussion has focussed on three main areas:...
Value-Based Software Engineering
Value-Based Software Engineering

The IT community has always struggled with questions concerning the value of an organization’s investment in software and hardware. It is the goal of value-based software engineering (VBSE) to develop models and measures of value which are of use for managers, developers and users as they make tradeoff decisions between, for example,...

Introduction to Electronic Defense Systems, Second Edition (Artech House Radar Library)
Introduction to Electronic Defense Systems, Second Edition (Artech House Radar Library)
In my government position I am responsible for military research and technology for the Italian armed forces. During my coordination work with the Western European Armament Group: Panel I1 (Research and Technology), discussions have often been of a highly technical nature. It is certainly easier to make management decisions with an adequate...
Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?
Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?

This book analyzes the European Great Recession of 2008-12, its economic and social causes, its historical roots, and the policies adopted by the European Union to find a way out of it. It contains explicit debates with several economists and analysts on some of the most controversial questions about the causes of the crisis and the policies...

Skin Protection: Practical Applications in the Occupational Setting (Current Problems in Dermatology, Vol. 34)
Skin Protection: Practical Applications in the Occupational Setting (Current Problems in Dermatology, Vol. 34)

The differential application of skin protection in occupational settings becomes increasingly complex. Due to new scientific results and technological aspects as well as European and US regulations that have to be considered in the context of cosmetics and personal protective equipment, the practical application of skin protection requires...

System Parameter Identification: Information Criteria and Algorithms (Elsevier Insights)
System Parameter Identification: Information Criteria and Algorithms (Elsevier Insights)

Recently, criterion functions based on information theoretic measures (entropy, mutual information, information divergence) have attracted attention and become an emerging area of study in signal processing and system identification domain. This book presents a systematic framework for system identification and information processing,...

Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters
Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters

Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent...

Practical Methods of Financial Engineering and Risk Management: Tools for Modern Financial Professionals
Practical Methods of Financial Engineering and Risk Management: Tools for Modern Financial Professionals

Risk control, capital allocation, and realistic derivative pricing and hedging are critical concerns for major financial institutions and individual traders alike. Events from the collapse of Lehman Brothers to the Greek sovereign debt crisis demonstrate the urgent and abiding need for statistical tools...

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