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Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems: New Techniques for New Practical Problems
Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems: New Techniques for New Practical Problems

As depicted in David Lodge’s celebrated novel Small World, the perceived size of our world experienced a progressive decrease as jet airplanes became affordable to ever greater shares of the earth’s population. Yet, the really dramatic shrinking had to wait until the mid-1990s, when Internet became widespread and the information...

Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering: 14th International Conference, FASE 2011
Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering: 14th International Conference, FASE 2011

FASE (Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering) is concerned with the foundations on which software engineering is built. Its focus is on novel techniques and the way in which they contribute to making software engineering a more mature and soundly based discipline. This year, we particularly encouraged contributions that combine the...

Digital Image Forensics: There is More to a Picture than Meets the Eye
Digital Image Forensics: There is More to a Picture than Meets the Eye

Photographic imagery has come a long way from the pinhole cameras of the nineteenth century. Digital imagery, and its applications, develops in tandem with contemporary society’s sophisticated literacy of this subtle medium. This book examines the ways in which digital images have become ever more ubiquitous as legal and medical...

Textbook of Healthcare Ethics
Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

1 Historical Introduction INTRODUCTION This chapter is mainly about the history of medicine and its ethics. As usually c- ceived, history is retrograde: It is what happened yesterday, and, much as we may try, it is what happened yesterday seen with a set of today’s eyes. Trying to understand yesterday’s culture may help us put on...

Materials Science and Engineering Serving Society
Materials Science and Engineering Serving Society
The goal of this symposium is to encourage collaboration in international science and engineering communities for the benefit of human kind.

The first Okinaga Symposium was held professors between the Pennsylvania State University and the Teikyo University group in Tokyo in 1993. The title was "Intelligent Engineering of Materials;
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Anti-Social Behaviour
Anti-Social Behaviour
    From the Daily Mail's claim of Britain being named ‘Yob Capital of Europe’, to the headline in The Times of ‘Tearaway given ASBO at 10’, the subject of anti-social behaviour has been given a huge amount of political, social, media, public policy and academic interest in recent years.

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Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues
Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues

Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated.

  • Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature flms deal with controversial issues long after the...
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
‘… The book is written in a very accessible and often … punchy way … In its overall thesis that liberalism requires a moral/religious underpinning, the book is very interesting and stimulating.’ Roger Woolhouse, University of York

'… engaging and thought-provoking … To the scholar of Locke,
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Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting
Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting
Here at friends of ED, we know that as a web designer or developer, your work involves more than just working to pay the bills. We know that each day, you strive to push the boundaries of your medium, unleashing your creativity in new ways to make your websites more engaging and attractive to behold, while still maintaining cross-browser support,...
Financing Information and Communication Infrastructure Needs in the Developing World: Public and Private Roles
Financing Information and Communication Infrastructure Needs in the Developing World: Public and Private Roles
Over the past ten years, private-sector-led growth has revolutionized access to telecommunications. Every region of the developing world benefitted in terms of investment and rollout. This revolution would have been impossible without government reform and oversight. Advanced information and communication infrastructure (ICI) are increasingly...
Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation (Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing)
Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation (Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing)
The contributors to this volume view digital libraries (DLs) from a social as well as technological perspective. They see DLs as sociotechnical systems, networks of technology, information artifacts, and people and practices interacting with the larger world of work and society. As Bruce Schatz observes in his foreword, for a digital library to be...
Doing Research in the Real World
Doing Research in the Real World
"If you are interested in a balanced overview of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, if you are considering doing research at work or as a student, or if you are looking for a contemporary book on how research can be done in business settings, David Gray's Doing research in the real world  would be an excellent...
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