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Collaboration, Learning and Innovation Across Outsourced Services Value Networks: Software Services Outsourcing in China (SpringerBriefs in Digital Spaces)

by Pamela Abbott Yingqin Zheng Rong Du

This book collects and reports on the results of a study conducted on the Chinese Software and Services Outsourcing (SSO) industry, focusing on one of its main players as a key case study. Two sets of research findings are presented: first, the knowledge management and communication processes inherent within a highly collaborative software development project between the case study company and one of its long-term UK clients are explored and distilled into specific practices; second, at the organizational level, the strategies used by the company to build and exploit capabilities and to dynamically configure resources to promote specific value positions along its outsourced services value networks are identified and discussed. The significance of these findings for similar China-based global high-tech firms and the value of this organizational form in moving closer to the goals of the 2020 enterprise vision are both discussed, along with the implications of the findings for EU/UK businesses operating in similar digital domains.

Hands-On TypeScript for C# and .NET Core Developers: Transition from C# to TypeScript 3.1 and build applications with ASP.NET Core 2

by Francesco Abbruzzese

Discover how TypeScript allows you to build modern client-rich applications, thanks to its object-oriented capabilities and third-party tools like Angular and Web APIsKey FeaturesMake a seamless transition to using TypeScript 3.1 in your development stackWork with TypeScript 3.1 in your ASP.NET Core projects to build rich applications that are easy to maintainBuild, test, and integrate your own TypeScript library in real-world projectsBook DescriptionWriting clean, object-oriented code in JavaScript gets trickier and complex as the size of the project grows. This is where Typescript comes into the picture; it lets you write pure object-oriented code with ease, giving it the upper hand over JavaScript. This book introduces you to basic TypeScript concepts by gradually modifying standard JavaScript code, which makes learning TypeScript easy for C# ASP.NET developers.As you progress through the chapters, you'll cover object programming concepts, such as classes, interfaces, and generics, and understand how they are related to, and similar in, both ES6 and C#. You will also learn how to use bundlers like WebPack to package your code and other resources. The book explains all concepts using practical examples of ASP.NET Core projects, and reusable TypeScript libraries. Finally, you'll explore the features that TypeScript inherits from either ES6 or C#, or both of them, such as Symbols, Iterables, Promises, and Decorators.By the end of the book, you'll be able to apply all TypeScript concepts to understand the Angular framework better, and you'll have become comfortable with the way in which modules, components, and services are defined and used in Angular. You'll also have gained a good understanding of all the features included in the Angular/ASP.NET Core Visual Studio project template.What you will learnOrganize, test, and package large TypeScript code baseAdd TypeScript to projects using TypeScript declaration filesPerform DOM manipulation with TypeScriptDevelop Angular projects with the Visual Studio Angular project templateDefine and use inheritance, abstract classes, and methodsLeverage TypeScript-type compatibility rulesUse WebPack to bundle JavaScript and other resources such as CSS to improve performanceBuild custom directives and attributes, and learn about animationsWho this book is forIf you’re a C# or .NET developer looking for an easy accessible way of learning TypeScript, this book is for you.

Hands-On Software Architecture with C# 8 and .NET Core 3: Architecting software solutions using microservices, DevOps, and design patterns for Azure Cloud

by Francesco Abbruzzese Gabriel Baptista

Design scalable and high-performance enterprise applications using the latest features of C# 8 and .NET Core 3 Key Features Become a software architect capable of creating modular apps for specific business needs Design high-performance software systems using the latest features of C# 8 and .NET Core 3 Solve scalability problems in web apps using enterprise architectural patterns Book Description Software architecture is the practice of implementing structures and systems that streamline the software development process and improve the quality of an app. With this software architecture book, you'll follow a hands-on approach to learning various architectural methods that will help you develop and deliver high-quality products. You'll begin by understanding how to transform user requirements into architectural needs and exploring the differences between functional and non-functional requirements. Next, you'll explore how to carefully choose a cloud solution for your infrastructure, along with covering dos and don'ts that will help you manage your app in a cloud-based environment. Later chapters will cover techniques and processes such as DevOps, microservices, and continuous integration, along with providing insights into implementing them using Microsoft technologies such as ASP.NET Core, the Entity Framework, Cosmos DB, and Azure DevOps. You will also learn about testing frameworks and automation tools that will help you through the development process. Finally, you'll discover design patterns and various software approaches that will allow you to solve common problems faced during development. By the end of this book, you'll be able to develop and deliver highly scalable enterprise-ready apps that meet customers' business needs. What you will learn Overcome real-world architectural challenges and solve design consideration issues Apply architectural approaches like Layered Architecture, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and microservices Learn to use tools like containers, Docker, and Kubernetes to manage microservices Get up to speed with Azure Cosmos DB for delivering multi-continental solutions Learn how to program and maintain Azure Functions using C# Understand when to use test-driven development (TDD) as an approach for software development Write automated functional test cases for your projects Who this book is for This book is for engineers and senior developers aspiring to become architects or looking to build enterprise applications with the .NET Stack. Experience with C# and .NET is required to understand this book.

Untangle Network Security

by Abd El-Monem El-Bawab

If you are a security engineer or a system administrator and want to secure your server infrastructure with the feature-rich Untangle, this book is for you. For individuals who want to start their career in the network security field, this book would serve as a perfect companion to learn the basics of network security and how to implement it using Untangle NGFW.

Public-Key Cryptography – PKC 2018: 21st Iacr International Conference On Practice And Theory Of Public-key Cryptography, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, March 25-29, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #10770)

by Michel Abdalla Ricardo Dahab

The two-volume set LNCS 10769 and 10770 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st IACR International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography, PKC 2018, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in March 2018. The 49 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 186 submissions. They are organized in topical sections such as Key-Dependent-Message and Selective-Opening Security; Searchable and Fully Homomorphic Encryption; Public-Key Encryption; Encryption with Bad Randomness; Subversion Resistance; Cryptanalysis; Composable Security; Oblivious Transfer; Multiparty Computation; Signatures; Structure-Preserving Signatures; Functional Encryption; Foundations; Obfuscation-Based Cryptographic Constructions; Protocols; Blockchain; Zero-Knowledge; Lattices.

Public-Key Cryptography – PKC 2018: 21st Iacr International Conference On Practice And Theory Of Public-key Cryptography, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, March 25-29, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #10770)

by Michel Abdalla Ricardo Dahab

The two-volume set LNCS 10769 and 10770 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st IACR International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography, PKC 2018, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in March 2018. The 49 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 186 submissions. They are organized in topical sections such as Key-Dependent-Message and Selective-Opening Security; Searchable and Fully Homomorphic Encryption; Public-Key Encryption; Encryption with Bad Randomness; Subversion Resistance; Cryptanalysis; Composable Security; Oblivious Transfer; Multiparty Computation; Signatures; Structure-Preserving Signatures; Functional Encryption; Foundations; Obfuscation-Based Cryptographic Constructions; Protocols; Blockchain; Zero-Knowledge; Lattices.

Advanced Multicore Systems-On-Chip: Architecture, On-Chip Network, Design

by Abderazek Ben Abdallah

From basic architecture, interconnection, and parallelization to power optimization, this book provides a comprehensive description of emerging multicore systems-on-chip (MCSoCs) hardware and software design. Highlighting both fundamentals and advanced software and hardware design, it can serve as a primary textbook for advanced courses in MCSoCs design and embedded systems. The first three chapters introduce MCSoCs architectures, present design challenges and conventional design methods, and describe in detail the main building blocks of MCSoCs. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 discuss fundamental and advanced on-chip interconnection network technologies for multi and many core SoCs, enabling readers to understand the microarchitectures for on-chip routers and network interfaces that are essential in the context of latency, area, and power constraints. With the rise of multicore and many-core systems, concurrency is becoming a major issue in the daily life of a programmer. Thus, compiler and software development tools are critical in helping programmers create high-performance software. Programmers should make sure that their parallelized program codes will not cause race condition, memory-access deadlocks, or other faults that may crash their entire systems. As such, Chapter 7 describes a novel parallelizing compiler design for high-performance computing. Chapter 8 provides a detailed investigation of power reduction techniques for MCSoCs at component and network levels. It discusses energy conservation in general hardware design, and also in embedded multicore system components, such as CPUs, disks, displays and memories. Lastly, Chapter 9 presents a real embedded MCSoCs system design targeted for health monitoring in the elderly.

Multicore Systems On-Chip: 2nd Edition

by Abderazek Ben Abdallah

System on chips designs have evolved from fairly simple unicore, single memory designs to complex heterogeneous multicore SoC architectures consisting of a large number of IP blocks on the same silicon. To meet high computational demands posed by latest consumer electronic devices, most current systems are based on such paradigm, which represents a real revolution in many aspects in computing. The attraction of multicore processing for power reduction is compelling. By splitting a set of tasks among multiple processor cores, the operating frequency necessary for each core can be reduced, allowing to reduce the voltage on each core. Because dynamic power is proportional to the frequency and to the square of the voltage, we get a big gain, even though we may have more cores running. As more and more cores are integrated into these designs to share the ever increasing processing load, the main challenges lie in efficient memory hierarchy, scalable system interconnect, new programming paradigms, and efficient integration methodology for connecting such heterogeneous cores into a single system capable of leveraging their individual flexibility. Current design methods tend toward mixed HW/SW co-designs targeting multicore systems on-chip for specific applications. To decide on the lowest cost mix of cores, designers must iteratively map the device's functionality to a particular HW/SW partition and target architectures. In addition, to connect the heterogeneous cores, the architecture requires high performance complex communication architectures and efficient communication protocols, such as hierarchical bus, point-to-point connection, or Network-on-Chip. Software development also becomes far more complex due to the difficulties in breaking a single processing task into multiple parts that can be processed separately and then reassembled later. This reflects the fact that certain processor jobs cannot be easily parallelized to run concurrently on multiple processing cores and that load balancing between processing cores - especially heterogeneous cores - is very difficult.

The Big Data-Driven Digital Economy: Artificial and Computational Intelligence (Studies in Computational Intelligence #974)

by Abdalmuttaleb M. A. Musleh Al-Sartawi

This book shows digital economy has become one of the most sought out solutions to sustainable development and economic growth of nations. This book discusses the implications of both artificial intelligence and computational intelligence in the digital economy providing a holistic view on AI education, economics, finance, sustainability, ethics, governance, cybersecurity, blockchain, and knowledge management. Unlike other books, this book brings together two important areas, intelligence systems and big data in the digital economy, with special attention given to the opportunities, challenges, for education, business growth, and economic progression of nations. The chapters hereby focus on how societies can take advantage and manage data, as well as the limitations they face due to the complexity of resources in the form of digital data and the intelligence which will support economists, financial managers, engineers, ICT specialists, digital managers, data managers, policymakers, regulators, researchers, academics, students, economic development strategies, and the efforts made by the UN towards achieving their sustainability goals.

Modern Optimization Techniques with Applications in Electric Power Systems

by Abdel-Aal Hassan Mantawy Soliman Abdel-Hady Soliman

This book presents the application of some AI related optimization techniques in the operation and control of electric power systems. With practical applications and examples the use of functional analysis, simulated annealing, Tabu-search, Genetic algorithms and fuzzy systems for the optimization of power systems is discussed in detail. Preliminary mathematical concepts are presented before moving to more advanced material. Researchers and graduate students will benefit from this book. Engineers working in utility companies, operations and control, and resource management will also find this book useful.

Wide Area Power Systems Stability, Protection, and Security (Power Systems)

by Almoataz Y. Abdelaziz Hassan Haes Alhelou Pierluigi Siano

This book proposes new control and protection schemes to improve the overall stability and security of future wide-area power systems. It focuses on the high penetration levels of renewable energy sources and distributed generation, particularly with the trend towards smart grids.The control methods discussed can improve the overall stability in normal and abnormal operation conditions, while the protection methods presented can be used to ensure the secure operation of systems under most severe contingencies.Presenting stability, security, and protection methods for power systems in one concise volume, this book takes the reader on a journey from concepts and fundamentals to the latest and future trends in each topic covered, making it an informative and intriguing read for researchers, graduate students, and practitioners alike.

Design and Implementation of Practical Schedulers for M2M Uplink Networks

by Ahmed Abdelhadi T. Charles Clancy Akshay Kumar

This book presents the design of delay-efficient packet schedulers for heterogeneous M2M uplink traffic classified into several classes, based on packet delay requirements, payload size, arrival process, etc. Specifically, the authors use tools from queuing theory to determine the delay-optimal scheduling policy. The proposed packet schedulers are designed for a generic M2M architecture and thus equally applicable to any M2M application. Additionally, due to their low implementation complexity and excellent delay-performance, they authors show how they are also well-suited for practical M2M systems. The book pertains primarily to real-time process scheduler experts in industry/academia and graduate students whose research deals with designing Quality-of-Service-aware packet schedulers for M2M packet schedulers over existing and future cellular infrastructure. Presents queuing theoretic analysis and optimization techniques used to design proposed packet scheduling strategies;Provides utility functions to precisely model diverse delay requirements, which lends itself to formulation of utility-maximization problems for determining the delay- or utility-optimal packet scheduler;Includes detail on low implementation complexity of the proposed scheduler by using iterative and distributed optimization techniques.

Practical Channel-Aware Resource Allocation: With MATLAB and Python Code

by Ahmed Abdelhadi Michael Ghorbanzadeh

This book dives into radio resource allocation optimizations, a research area for wireless communications, in a pragmatic way and not only includes wireless channel conditions but also incorporates the channel in a simple and practical fashion via well-understood equations. Most importantly, the book presents a practical perspective by modeling channel conditions using terrain-aware propagation which narrows the gap between purely theoretical work and that of industry methods. The provided propagation modeling reflects industry grade scenarios for radio environment map and hence makes the channel based resource allocation presented in the book a field-grade view. Also, the book provides large scale simulations that account for realistic locations with terrain conditions that can produce realistic scenarios applicable in the field. Most portions of the book are accompanied with MATLAB code and occasionally MATLAB/Python/C code. The book is intended for graduate students, academics, researchers of resource allocation in mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering departments as well as working professionals/engineers in wireless industry.

Cellular Communications Systems in Congested Environments: Resource Allocation and End-to-End Quality of Service Solutions with MATLAB

by Ahmed Abdelhadi Mo Ghorbanzadeh Charles Clancy

This book presents a mathematical treatment of the radio resource allocation of modern cellular communications systems in contested environments. It focuses on fulfilling the quality of service requirements of the living applications on the user devices, which leverage the cellular system, and with attention to elevating the users' quality of experience. The authors also address the congestion of the spectrum by allowing sharing with the band incumbents while providing with a quality-of-service-minded resource allocation in the network. The content is of particular interest to telecommunications scheduler experts in industry, communications applications academia, and graduate students whose paramount research deals with resource allocation and quality of service.

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers

by Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid Ahmed Mohammed Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers in its second edition incorporates changes and introduces new concepts using Visual Basic.NET, a programming language chosen for its ease of comprehensive usage. This book offers a complete understanding of the basic principles of environmental engineering and integrates new sections that address Noise Pollution and Abatement and municipal solid-waste problem solving, financing of waste facilities, and the engineering of treatment methods that address sanitary landfill, biochemical processes, and combustion and energy recovery. Its practical approach serves to aid in the teaching of environmental engineering unit operations and processes design and demonstrates effective problem-solving practices that facilitate self-teaching. A vital reference for students and professional sanitary and environmental engineers this work also serves as a stand-alone problem-solving text with well-defined, real-work examples and explanations.

The Deep Learning with Keras Workshop - Third Edition: Solve Complex Real-life Problems With The Simplicity Of Keras

by Mahla Abdolahnejad Matthew Moocarme

If you know the basics of data science and machine learning, and want to get started with advanced machine learning technologies, such as artificial neural networks and deep learning, this workshop makes it easy. To grasp the concepts explained in this deep learning book more effectively, prior experience in Python programming and some familiarity with statistics and logistic regression are a must.

Transforming Your Business with AWS: Getting the Most Out of Using AWS to Modernize and Innovate Your Digital Services

by Philippe Abdoulaye

Expert guidance on how to use Amazon Web Services to supercharge your digital services business In Transforming Your Business with AWS: Getting the Most Out of Using AWS to Modernize and Innovate Your Digital Services, renowned international consultant and sought-after speaker Philippe Abdoulaye delivers a practical and accessible guide to using Amazon Web Services to modernize your business and the digital services you offer. This book provides you with a concrete action plan to build a team capable of creating world-class digital services and long-term competitive advantages. You’ll discover what separates merely average digital service organizations from the truly outstanding, as well as how moving to the cloud will enable your business to deliver your services faster, better, and more efficiently. This book also includes: A comprehensive overview of building industry-leading digital service delivery capabilities, including discussions of the development lifecycle, best practices, and AWS-based development infrastructure Explanations of how to implement a digital business transformation strategy An exploration of key roles like DevOps Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration, Automation, and DevSecOps Hands-on treatments of AWS application management tools, including Elastic Beanstalk, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline Perfect for executives, managers, and other business leaders attempting to clarify and implement their organization’s digital vision and strategy, Transforming Your Business with AWS is a must-read reference that answers the “why” and, most importantly, the “how,” of digital transformation with Amazon Web Services.

The Cloud Adoption Playbook: Proven Strategies for Transforming Your Organization with the Cloud

by Moe Abdula Ingo Averdunk Roland Barcia Kyle Brown Ndu Emuchay

The essential roadmaps for enterprise cloud adoption As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization. This book will help you: Discover how the cloud can fulfill major business needs Adopt a standardized Cloud Adoption Framework and understand the key dimensions of cloud adoption and digital transformation Learn how cloud adoption impacts culture, architecture, security, and more Understand the roles of governance, methodology, and how the cloud impacts key players in your organization. Providing a collection of winning plays, championship advice, and real-world examples of successful adoption, this playbook is your ultimate resource for making the cloud work. There has never been a better time to adopt the cloud. Cloud solutions are more numerous and accessible than ever before, and evolving technology is making the cloud more reliable, more secure, and more necessary than ever before. Don’t let your organization be left behind! The Cloud Adoption Playbook gives you the essential guidance you need to make the smart choices that reduce your organizational risk and accelerate your cloud adoption and digital transformation.

Excel Best Practices for Business

by Loren Abdulezer

How to create, manage, and validate spreadsheets that will stand up to scrutiny and provide a clear and accurate picture of your enterprise.

Networked Systems

by Parosh Aziz Abdulla Carole Delporte-Gallet

This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Networked Systems, NETYS 2016, held in Marrakech, Morocco, in May 2016. The 22 full papers and 11 short papers presented together with 19 poster abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 121 submissions. They report on best practices and novel algorithms, results and techniques on networked systems and cover topics such as multi-core architectures, concurrent and distributed algorithms, parallel/concurrent/distributed programming, distributed databases, cloud systems, networks, security, and formal verification.

Machine Learning in Elite Volleyball: Integrating Performance Analysis, Competition and Training Strategies (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)

by Mohamad Razali Abdullah Mohd Azraai Mohd Razman Rabiu Muazu Musa Anwar P. Abdul Majeed Muhammad Zuhaili Suhaimi Noor Azuan Abu Osman

This brief highlights the use of various Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to evaluate training and competitional strategies in Volleyball, as well as to identify high-performance players in the sport. Several psychological elements/strategies coupled with human performance parameters are discussed in view to ascertain their impact on performance in elite Volleyball competitions. It presents key performance indicators as well as human performance parameters that can be used in future evaluation of team performance and players. The details outlined in this brief are vital to coaches, club managers, talent identification experts, performance analysts as well as other important stakeholders in the evaluation of performance and to foster improvement in this sport.

Machine Learning in Team Sports: Performance Analysis and Talent Identification in Beach Soccer & Sepak-takraw (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)

by Mohamad Razali Abdullah Rabiu Muazu Musa Anwar P.P. Abdul Majeed Norlaila Azura Kosni

This brief highlights the application of performance analysis tools in data acquisition, and various machine learning algorithms for evaluating team performance as well as talent identification in beach soccer and sepak takraw. Numerous performance indicators and human performance parameters are considered based on their relevance to each sport. The findings presented here demonstrate that the key performance indicators as well as human performance parameters can be used in the future evaluation of team performance as well as talent identification in these sports. Accordingly, they offer a valuable resource for coaches, club managers, talent identification experts, performance analysts and other relevant stakeholders involved in performance assessments.

Paraconsistent Intelligent-Based Systems

by Jair Minoro Abe

This book presents some of the latest applications of new theories based on the concept of paraconsistency and correlated topics in informatics, such as pattern recognition (bioinformatics), robotics, decision-making themes, and sample size. Each chapter is self-contained, and an introductory chapter covering the logic theoretical basis is also included. The aim of the text is twofold: to serve as an introductory text on the theories and applications of new logic, and as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate-level courses in AI. Today AI frequently has to cope with problems of vagueness, incomplete and conflicting (inconsistent) information. One of the most notable formal theories for addressing them is paraconsistent (paracomplete and non-alethic) logic.

A Paraconsistent Decision-Making Method (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies #87)

by Jair Minoro Abe Fábio Romeu Carvalho

This book presents a novel decision-making support system based on paraconsistent annotated evidential logic, which directly handles imprecise, incomplete and contradictory data. The authors offer insights into areas such as engineering and biomedicine, as well as related fields. Decision analysis is useful in making choices when the consequences of actions are uncertain, like in business administration, where it assists in making investment decisions, and in health care, Decision analysis is also valuable when the possible actions may lead to conflicting consequences. A fundamental tenet of decision analysis is that even though the available information is incomplete, a decision must be made. Thus, analyses often contain assumptions about or estimates of missing data.The contribution that this method can provide to professionals and companies has significant relevance in terms of the impact of information systems on productivity and quality of the companies; the lack of training companies for proper planning and management of information systems; and the need for interdisciplinary treatment of several sectors of almost all related scientific areas.This book is a valuable resource for professionals seeking a competitive edge in their performance.

Support Vector Machines for Pattern Classification

by Shigeo Abe

A guide on the use of SVMs in pattern classification, including a rigorous performance comparison of classifiers and regressors. The book presents architectures for multiclass classification and function approximation problems, as well as evaluation criteria for classifiers and regressors. Features: Clarifies the characteristics of two-class SVMs; Discusses kernel methods for improving the generalization ability of neural networks and fuzzy systems; Contains ample illustrations and examples; Includes performance evaluation using publicly available data sets; Examines Mahalanobis kernels, empirical feature space, and the effect of model selection by cross-validation; Covers sparse SVMs, learning using privileged information, semi-supervised learning, multiple classifier systems, and multiple kernel learning; Explores incremental training based batch training and active-set training methods, and decomposition techniques for linear programming SVMs; Discusses variable selection for support vector regressors.

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