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Ambient Intelligence: A Novel Paradigm
Ambient Intelligence: A Novel Paradigm
If the space around us could adapt to our needs and intentions, then our lives
would be much simpler. We would have to spend less time on our daily chores,
we would be more productive and, hopefully, we would live in a less worrisome
and, most likely, more secure world.

Ideally, it would be great if we could live our lives
...
World Without Secrets: Business, Crime and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing
World Without Secrets: Business, Crime and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing

"Richard Hunter has seen the future, and its really scary. If you ever plan to do anything wrong, you need to read this book. If you suspect that someone will ever try to do anything wrong to you, you also need to read it. I believe that covers pretty much all of us." —Thomas H. Davenport, Director, Accenture Institute for...

Mobile and Wireless Communications
Mobile and Wireless Communications
One of the very first books published on the social impact of the mobile phone was Timo Kopomaa’s The City in Your Pocket: Birth of the Mobile Information Society. The book, published in 2000, was based on research that Kopomaa had undertaken for Nokia and Sonera as part of his doctoral studies in the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at...
The Mental Health Professional and the New Technologies: A Handbook for Practice Today
The Mental Health Professional and the New Technologies: A Handbook for Practice Today
Technology, used for both informational and telecommunication purposes, is becoming one of the most important factors in the future of health care delivery. One can see the oncoming change simply by surfing the Internet and looking at the proliferation of health-related Web sites. The 7 million Web sites uncovered by the Alta Vista search engine...
Acoustic Diffusers and Absorbers: Theory, Design and Application
Acoustic Diffusers and Absorbers: Theory, Design and Application
Every book tells a story and there is a story behind every book. This story begins in 1980, in the conference room of the laboratory for the structure of matter at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, where Peter D’Antonio was employed as a diffraction physicist. Knowing Peter’s interest in music, a colleague handed...
Home Recording Studio  Build it Like the Pros
Home Recording Studio Build it Like the Pros
With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music. But the gear is only part of the equation when it comes to recording and mixing. The next part is finding a soundproof room that you can produce it in. Unfortunately, any old room in your house will not suffice for a quality recording. Without a decent room, you'l...
Advances in Data Mining and Modeling: Hong Kong 27 - 28 June 2002
Advances in Data Mining and Modeling: Hong Kong 27 - 28 June 2002

Data mining and data modeling are hot topics and are under fast development. Because of its wide applications and rich research contents, a lot of practitioners and academics are attracted to work on these areas. In the view of promoting the communications and collaborations among the practitioners and researchers in Hong Kong, a two-day...

Concepts of Chemical Engineering 4 Chemists (RSC '4' Chemists)
Concepts of Chemical Engineering 4 Chemists (RSC '4' Chemists)

This book is meant as a handbook and resource guide for chemists (and other scientists) who either find themselves working alongside chemical engineers or who are undertaking chemical engineering-type projects and who wish to communicate with their colleagues and understand chemical engineering principles. The book has arisen out of...

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...

Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace
Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace

The term outsider art has been used to describe work produced exterior to the mainstream of modern art by certain self-taught visionaries, spiritualists, eccentrics, recluses, psychiatric patients, criminals, and others beyond the perceived margins of society. Yet the idea of such a raw, untaught creativity remains a...

Behold a Pale Horse
Behold a Pale Horse
Sometime ago I had the opportunity to meet William Cooper and his wife Annie. It was part of my job to verify whether this man did indeed speak the truth or was just another person seeking fame and fortune. What I found was a rugged, bulldog, driven individual who was kind, thoughtful and tenderhearted. He was truly concerned about you and your...
Socially Responsible IT Management
Socially Responsible IT Management
"A recommended read for all IT professionals and a must read for those in management."Tom Molnar, business systems analyst

"The combination of practicality, ease of implementation, and positive return on investment is what makes this book work so well. The easy-to-implement action steps makes dealing with these ten social
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