Visual Saliency: From Pixel-Level to Object-Level Analysis
This book provides an introduction to recent advances in theory, algorithms and application of Boolean map distance for image processing. Applications include modeling what humans find salient or prominent in an image, and then using this for guiding smart image cropping, selective image filtering, image segmentation, image matting, etc....
Diesel Heart: An Autobiography
The doctors gathered around, passing the stethoscope from hand to hand, taking turns listening to my chest. Finally, the lead doctor said, "Now, that's what I call a heartbeat!"
I snapped, "Whaddaya mean?"
"It's like hearing a diesel engine inside a Mustang body," he said.
The Syrian Social Nationalist Party: Its Ideology and History
The emergence of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) during the Syrian civil war as a military and political force has elicited interest and debate among observers and analysts of the Middle East. Long considered as irrevocably marginalized by decades of prohibition and persecution, the SSNP has over the last decade re-asserted itself as... Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason
In this age of intense political conflict, we sense objective fact is growing less important. Experts are attacked as partisan, statistics and scientific findings are decried as propaganda, and public debate devolves into personal assaults. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?
Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services: 15th International Conference, GECON 2018, Pisa, Italy, September 18–20, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (11113))
This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on the
Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2018). GECON is a
long-held conference that annually brings together economics and computer science
researchers, with the ultimate aim of building a strong...
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