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This publication constitutes the refereed complaints of the ninth overseas convention on Persuasive know-how, PERSUASIVE 2014, held in Padua, Italy, in may perhaps 2014. The 27 revised complete papers and 12 revised brief papers provided have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from fifty eight submissions. as well as the subjects of persuasive know-how handled within the earlier versions of the convention, this version highlighted a distinct subject, i.e. persuasive, motivating, empowering videogames.

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Download E-books Global Usability (Human-Computer Interaction Series) PDF

The concept that of usability has develop into an more and more very important attention within the layout of every kind of know-how. As extra items are aimed toward worldwide markets and constructed via across the world allotted groups, usability layout has to be addressed in international phrases. curiosity in usability as a layout factor and expert quarter of study and schooling has built gradually in North the United States and Europe because the 1980’s. notwithstanding, it's only over the past ten years that it has emerged as a world concern.

Global Usability presents an advent to the $64000 matters in globalizing design and an perception into the improvement of usability services worldwide. The ebook is split into sections. the 1st part offers with the final concerns in cross-cultural layout and the tools for engaging in usability layout and assessment throughout geographical obstacles. the second one part describes the country of usability improvement in fifteen nations. The descriptions comprise a historical past and overview of actions and comprise a few detailed views that experience built with regards to usability paintings. Researchers and practitioners from various design-related disciplines will locate the booklet an invaluable consultant for figuring out the problems and a very good reference resource for operating in any of the nations lined.

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Download E-books Joe Celko's Analytics and OLAP in SQL (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) PDF

By Joe Celko

Earlier than SQL programmers may well commence operating with OLTP (On-Line Transaction Processing) structures, they'd to unlearn procedural, record-oriented programming sooner than relocating directly to SQL’s declarative, set-oriented programming. This e-book covers your next step on your development. OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing), facts Warehousing and Analytics contain seeing info within the mixture and through the years, now not as unmarried transactions. once again it's time to unlearn what you have been formerly taught.

This ebook isn't really an in-depth examine specific topics, yet an summary of many topics that may supply the operating RDBMS programmers a map of the terra incognita they're going to face―if they need to develop.

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* Covers the OLAP extensions in SQL-99; ETL instruments, OLAP good points supported in DBMSs, different question instruments, uncomplicated experiences, and statistical software program.

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Download E-books Algorithms in Ambient Intelligence (Philips Research Book Series) PDF

The appearance of the electronic period, the net, and the advance of speedy com­ puting units that may entry mass garage servers at excessive communique bandwidths have introduced inside of our achieve the realm of ambient clever structures. those platforms supply clients with info, conversation, and leisure at any wanted position and time. for the reason that its advent in 1998, the imaginative and prescient of Ambient Intelligence has attracted a lot consciousness in the re­ seek group. in particular, the necessity for intelligence generated through clever al­ gorithms, which run on electronic structures which are built-in into customer elec­ tronics units, has reinforced the curiosity in Computational Intelligence. This newly constructing learn box, which might be situated on the inter­ component of desktop technological know-how, discrete arithmetic, and synthetic intelligence, encompasses a huge number of fascinating themes together with computer studying, con­ tent administration, imaginative and prescient, speech, information mining, content material augmentation, profiling, contextual know-how, function extraction, source administration, safeguard, and privateness.

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Download E-books Personality Capture and Emulation (Human-Computer Interaction Series) PDF

Personality catch and Emulation is the gateway to an grand destiny that really might be completed, permitting the renovation and simulation of human personalities at steadily greater degrees of constancy. This problem is not any longer the province in simple terms of uninhibited visionaries, yet has develop into a high-quality box of study, drawing upon a variety of details applied sciences in human-centered computing and cyber-human platforms. Even at modest degrees of feat, study during this rising zone calls for convergence of cognitive, social, and cultural sciences, in cooperation with details engineering and synthetic intelligence, hence stimulating new multidisciplinary views. as a result this publication will motivate many particular study and improvement initiatives that would produce their very own beneficial results, while the totality of the paintings strikes us towards a big revolution in human lifestyles. Will it ever quite be attainable to move a human character at demise to a know-how that enables endured life? Or will humans come to work out themselves as parts in a bigger socio-cultural approach, for which a societal details process gives you collective immortality even after the dying of people? a mess and diversity of pilot reviews and programming tasks are provided as prototypes for examine that innovators in lots of fields could make the most for the success in their personal pursuits. jointly, they supply an empirical foundation to reinforce the highbrow caliber of a number of present debates on the frontiers of the human and knowledge sciences.

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Download E-books Ambient Intelligence: European Conference, AmI 2014, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 11-13, 2014. Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) PDF

This ebook constitutes the refereed complaints of the fifth foreign Joint convention of Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2014, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in November 2014. The 21 revised complete papers awarded including five brief papers and four workshop papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from fifty nine submissions. The papers are geared up alongside a collection of thematic tracks: ambient assisted dwelling; net of items; ambient play and studying; shrewdpermanent structures and towns; clever using; facts technological know-how; clever healthcare and therapeutic environments; ambient persuasion; and new and rising issues.

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Download E-books What We Know About CSCL: And Implementing It In Higher Education (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series) PDF

A Dutch coverage scientist as soon as stated the data and information within the twenty-first century has the shelf lifetime of clean fish, and studying during this age usually ability studying the place and the way to discover anything and the way to narrate it to a particular scenario rather than understanding every thing one must comprehend. On best of this, the realm has develop into so hugely interconnected that we have got come to understand that each selection that we make could have repercussions in different places. to the touch as many bases as attainable, we have to paintings with an expert others from diversified fields (multiple brokers) and take heed in their issues of view (multiple representations). to do that, we make expanding use of pcs and computer-mediated verbal exchange. If computer-supported collaborative studying (CSCL) isn't easily a newly chanced on hype in schooling, what's it and why are we writing a booklet approximately it? Dissecting the word into its constituent components, we see that firstly CSCL is ready studying, and within the twenty-first century this often skill constructivist studying.

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Download E-books Cross-Cultural Computing: An Artist's Journey (Springer Series on Cultural Computing) PDF

This fascinating new ebook explores the connection among cultural traditions and pcs, taking a look at how humans from very diverse cultures and backgrounds converse and the way using info applied sciences can help and increase those dialogues.

Historically we built our figuring out of different cultures via conventional potential (museums, published literature, etc.) however the creation of data applied sciences has allowed us entry to a plethora of fabric. Tosa asks the query “Can we comprehend different cultures utilizing desktops as media to complement considering and memorization?” beginning with a survey of paintings and know-how, getting into the world of tradition and know-how, the e-book culminates with a imaginative and prescient of a brand new international in accordance with an figuring out of those relationships, permitting cultural creators and audience the chance to arrive a greater and extra profound knowing of the function details expertise will play going forward.

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Download E-books Advances in Multimedia Information Processing -- PCM 2010, Part II: 11th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Shanghai, China, September 21-24, 2010 Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) PDF

The 2010 Pacific-Rim convention on Multimedia (PCM 2010) was once held in Shanghai at Fudan college, in the course of September 21–24, 2010. considering the fact that its inauguration in 2000, PCM has been held in a variety of locations round the Pacific Rim, specifically Sydney (PCM 2000), Beijing (PCM 2001), Hsinchu (PCM 2002), Singapore (PCM 2003), Tokyo (PCM 2004), Jeju (PCM 2005), Zhejiang (PCM 2006), Hong Kong (PCM 2007), Tainan (PCM 2008), and Bangkok (PCM 2009). PCM is a huge annual overseas convention geared up as a discussion board for the dissemination of state of the art technological advances and examine leads to the fields of theoretical, experimental, and utilized multimedia research and processing. PCM 2010 featured a finished technical application which incorporated seventy five oral and fifty six poster shows chosen from 261 submissions from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Norway, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the united kingdom, and the us. 3 exotic researchers, Prof. Zhi-Hua Zhou from Nanjing college, Dr. Yong Rui from Microsoft, and Dr. Tie-Yan Liu from Microsoft examine Asia introduced 3 keynote talks to the convention. we're very thankful to the various those who helped to make this convention a s- cess. we want to specially thank Hong Lu for neighborhood association, Qi Zhang for dealing with the booklet of the court cases, and Cheng Jin for taking care of the c- ference web site and exposure. We thank Fei Wu for organizing the specific consultation on large-scale multimedia seek within the social community settings.

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Download E-books User-Centred Engineering: Creating Products for Humans PDF

By Michael Richter

A new product might be effortless or tough to exploit, it may be effective or bulky, attractive or dispiriting, it may aid the way in which we paintings and imagine - or no longer. What ideas can be found for systematically addressing such parameters and supply clients with a suitable performance, usability and adventure? within the final a long time, numerous fields have advanced that surround a user-centred method of create greater items for the folks who use them. This booklet presents a understandable creation to the topic. it's aimed firstly at humans curious about software program and product improvement product managers, venture managers, experts and analysts, who face the most important problem of constructing hugely helpful and usable items. subject matters contain: crucial user-centred thoughts and their alignment within the improvement processPlanning examples of user-centred actions for projectsUser-oriented ways for organisationsReal-life case studiesChecklists, assistance and many history info offer support for practitioners"

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