Drawing on the authors' more than six years of R&D in location-based information systems (LBIS) as well as their participation in defining the Java ME Location API 2.0, Location-Based Information Systems: Developing Real-Time Tracking Applications provides information and examples for creating real-time LBIS based on GPS-enabled cellular phones. Each chapter presents a general real-time tracking system example that can be easily adapted to target any application domain and that can incorporate other sensor data to make the system "participatory sensing" or "human-centric sensing."
The book covers all of the components needed to develop an LBIS. It discusses cellular phone programming using the Java ME platform, positioning technologies, databases and spatial databases, communications, client- and server-side data processing, and real-time data visualization via Google Maps and Google Earth. Using freely available software, the authors include many code examples and detailed instructions for building your own system and setting up your entire development environment.
Although LBIS applications are still in the beginning stages, they have the potential to transform our daily lives, from warning us about possible health problems to monitoring pollution levels around us. Exploring this novel technology, Location-Based Information Systems describes the technical components needed to create location-based services with an emphasis on nonproprietary, freely available solutions that work across different technologies and platforms.
This is not another book about online dispute resolution (ODR). Rather, it is about how various information technology (IT) solutions may be put to good use in traditional arbitral proceedings. Because IT tools can reduce costs and time radically by accelerating the arbitral process, the trend toward more and more use of such tools in arbitral proceedings is unstoppable. For arbitration professionals, be they arbitrators or counsel, this book brings the landscape of this changed practice into clear focus, dispersing mists of confusion and clarifying the choices they will inevitably be called upon to make. In this first handbook on what is likely to become one of tomorrow's incontrovertible topics in the field of arbitration, a well-known expert in ODR guides the reader through the reasons to use IT and its practicalities, the choices made by the prevalent arbitration institutions in this regard, and the legal limits to the use of such technologies. His powerful 'toolbox' includes a wealth of practice guidelines, drafting suggestions for arbitrators or parties wishing to use IT, and checklists and reminders to be used in practice. Among the efficiency-promoting IT tools thoroughly explained are the following: case management websites; videoconferencing; live notes; ODR platforms as ready-to-use solutions; online filing; and e-mail. The presentation focuses on the IT systems developed by major arbitral institutions like the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with detailed guidance through their case management websites, virtual case rooms, extranets, and other IT tools allowing multiparty communications. The book's highly accessible text - complete with anecdotes, vividly depicted examples, and interesting background information - is backed with great knowledge and expertise in the uses of IT in law practice, so the reader is assured of gaining confident awareness of the easy advantages to grasp and the stumbling blocks to avoid as he or she proceeds. This is a book in which anyone involved in an arbitration, or even likely to be, will discover great benefit.
The accessibility of health information on the Internet has revolutionized access to clinical information for health practitioners and patients. This access to information has the potential to make a major contribution to health care. However, the effective use of this accessibility depends on an understanding of all the issues involved, from the underlying technologies and economic pressures, to questions of how best to manage quality and privacy, how people seek and use information, and what the barriers to its use are. Cullen's book also examines the extent of health information on the Internet, the providers of websites and their content, and outlines the nature of the paradigm shift affecting knowledge in the health sector.
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This interdisciplinary graduate text gives a full, explicit, coherent and up-to-date account of the modern theory of neural information processing systems and is aimed at student with an undergraduate degree in any quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, physics, engineering, biology, or mathematics). The book covers all the major theoretical developments from the 1940s tot he present day, using a uniform and rigorous style of presentation and of mathematical notation. The text starts with simple model neurons and moves gradually to the latest advances in neural processing. An ideal textbook for postgraduate courses in artificial neural networks, the material has been class-tested. It is fully self contained and includes introductions to the various discipline-specific mathematical tools as well as multiple exercises on each topic.
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