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Studies in Conversational UX Design (Human–Computer Interaction Series)

by Margaret H. Szymanski Robert J. Moore Raphael Arar Guang-Jie Ren

As voice interfaces and virtual assistants have moved out of the industry research labs and into the pockets, desktops and living rooms of the general public, a demand for a new kind of user experience (UX) design is emerging. Although the people are becoming familiar with Siri, Alexa, Cortana and others, their user experience is still characterized by short, command- or query-oriented exchanges, rather than longer, conversational ones. Limitations of the microphone and natural language processing technologies are only part of the problem. Current conventions of UX design apply mostly to visual user interfaces, such as web or mobile; they are less useful for deciding how to organize utterances, by the user and the virtual agent, into sequences that work like those of natural human conversation. This edited book explores the intersection of UX design, of both text- or voice-based virtual agents, and the analysis of naturally occurring human conversation (e.g., the Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis and Interactional Sociolinguistics literatures). It contains contributions from researchers, from academia and industry, with varied backgrounds working in the area of human-computer interaction. Each chapter explores some aspect of conversational UX design. Some describe the design challenges faced in creating a particular virtual agent. Others discuss how the findings from the literatures of the social sciences can inform a new kind of UX design that starts with conversation.

Studies in Theoretical and Applied Statistics: Sis 2016, Salerno, Italy, June 8-10 (Springer Proceedings In Mathematics And Statistics Series #227)

by Monica Pratesi Cira Perna Anne Ruiz-Gazen

This book includes a wide selection of the papers presented at the 48th Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS2016), held in Salerno on 8-10 June 2016. Covering a wide variety of topics ranging from modern data sources and survey design issues to measuring sustainable development, it provides a comprehensive overview of the current Italian scientific research in the fields of open data and big data in public administration and official statistics, survey sampling, ordinal and symbolic data, statistical models and methods for network data, time series forecasting, spatial analysis, environmental statistics, economic and financial data analysis, statistics in the education system, and sustainable development. Intended for researchers interested in theoretical and empirical issues, this volume provides interesting starting points for further research.

Stylish F#: Crafting Elegant Functional Code for .NET and .NET Core

by Kit Eason

Why just get by in F# when you can program in style! This book goes beyond syntax and into design. It provides F# developers with best practices, guidance, and advice to write beautiful, maintainable, and correct code. Stylish F# covers every design decision that a developer makes in constructing F# programs, helping you make the most educated and valuable design choices at every stage of code development. You will learn about the design of types and function signatures, the benefits of immutability, and the uses of partial function application. You will understand best practices for writing APIs to be used by F#, C#, and other languages. Each carefully vetted design choice is supported with compelling examples, illustrations, and rationales. What You'll Learn Know why, when, and how to code in immutable styleUse collection functions, piping, and function composition to build working software quicklyBe aware of the techniques available to bring error handling into the mainstream of program logicOptimize F# code for maximum performanceIdentify and implement opportunities to use function injection to improve program designAppreciate the methods available to handle unknown data valuesUnderstand asynchronous and parallel programming in F#, and how it differs from C# asynchronous programming Who This Book Is ForAny developer who writes F# code and wants to write it better

Subnetting

by Todd Lammle

Master the fundamental concept at the heart of professional networking Subnetting is the aspiring network professional's guide to the concepts and practices at the core of the field. By dividing a single physical network into smaller subnetworks, you gain greater control of performance, access, and security. While the concept is simple, the actual practice is complex--yet it is an essential skill for networking professionals, and a major skill tested on the CCENT and CompTIA Network+ exams. This book shows you everything you need to know about constructing IP addresses, VSLM, and route summarization to help you build your skill set on a strong foundation. The IPv4 address has 32 bits available, which can be divided into host ID and network ID; the number of bits assigned to the network ID determines the balance between total subnetworks and devices allowed--the trick is determining the most efficient balance for a particular network. Subnetting allows you to borrow bits from the host to allow for more networks, and subnet masks are used to determine switching and routing priority. This book delves into the mechanisms and practices you need to know, including networking fundamentals, rules of IP addresses, supernetting, variable length subnet mask, IPv6, and more: Master the fundamental topic at the heart of the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician and CompTIA Network+ certifications Improve network performance using subnetworks to avoid high-usage "clogs" Utilize network partitioning to confine breaches or viruses and improve security Construct efficient solutions to problems of allocation and range With clear guidance from an industry expert and a practical perspective geared toward real-world situations, Subnetting offers an outstanding introduction to this essential foundational concept.

Suchmaschinen-Optimierung für Dummies (Für Dummies)

by Julian Dziki

Sie haben ein Unternehmen gegründet und Ihre Website geht demnächst online? Sie sind gerüstet für zahlreiche Besucher und hoffen auf hohe Umsätze? Dann ist es Zeit für das Feintuning. Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, wie Ihre Website von Google besser gefunden wird und wie Sie bei Google ganz nach oben kommen. Finden Sie die richtigen Suchbegriffe und stimmen Sie Ihre Inhalte darauf ab, optimieren Sie Ihre Snippets und unterstützen Sie den Google-Crawler beim Erfassen der Seiten. Zahlreiche Beispiele und Anekdoten aus der SEO-Praxis sorgen für ein gutes Ranking und für Spaß beim Lesen.

Suchmaschinen verstehen (Xpert. Press Ser.)

by Dirk Lewandowski

Suchmaschinen sind heute die wichtigsten Werkzeuge, um an Informationen zu gelangen. Wir verwenden Suchmaschinen täglich, meist ohne weiter darüber nachzudenken. Doch wie funktionieren diese Suchwerkzeuge eigentlich genau? Das Buch betrachtet Suchmaschinen aus vier Perspektiven: Technik, Nutzung, Recherche und gesellschaftliche Bedeutung. Es bietet eine klar strukturierte und verständliche Einführung in die Thematik. Zahlreiche Abbildungen erlauben eine schnelle Erfassung des Stoffs.Neben einer ausführlichen Darstellung der in den bekannten Suchmaschinen verwendeten Rankingverfahren wird auch ausführlich auf das Nutzerverhalten eingegangen, das wiederum die Ergebnisdarstellung prägt. Dazu kommen grundlegende Betrachtungen des Suchmaschinenmarktes, der Bedeutung der Suchmaschinenoptimierung und der Rolle der Suchmaschinen als technische Informationsvermittler. Das Buch richtet sich an alle, die mit Suchmaschinen zu tun haben und ein umfassendes Verständnis dieser Suchwerkzeuge erlangen wollen, u.a. Suchmaschinenoptimierer, Entwickler, Informationswissenschaftler, Bibliothekare, Rechercheure in Wissenschaft und Praxis sowie Online-Marketing-Verantwortliche.Für die zweite Auflage wurde der Text vollständig überarbeitet. Neben einem neuen Kapitel zur Suchmaschinenwerbung wurden zahlreiche Abschnitte zu neu aufgekommenen Themen hinzugefügt. Alle Statistiken und Quellen wurden auf den neuesten Stand gebracht.Aus Rezensionen zur ersten Auflage:„Dirk Lewandowski bringt den Fachleuten und Laien näher, was im Hintergrund der Suchmaschine abläuft und wie die Suchergebnisse zustande kommen.“ (Stephan Holländer in Password) „Dirk Lewandowski [...] hat einerseits das Fachwissen, sowohl in die Tiefe zu gehen als auch die Zusammenhänge so verständlich wie möglich zu behandeln. Ein Glücksfall!“ (Jürgen Plieninger in BuB)

Suchmaschinenmarketing in der Personalakquise: Wie Sie mit Search Engine Advertising die richtigen Mitarbeiter finden (essentials)

by Thorsten Piening Saskia Kampmeyer

Thorsten Piening und Saskia Kampmeyer zeigen in diesem essential kompakt und auf den Punkt gebracht, wie Unternehmen im Internet neue Mitarbeiter gewinnen und insbesondere Search Engine Advertising (SEA) zielführend dafür nutzen können. Die Autoren erklären, wie Google und Co. die Candidate Journey effektiv unterstützen können und wie wichtig das kontinuierliche Monitoring mit allen Kennzahlen ist. Angereichert ist das essential mit zahlreichen praktischen Beispielen und konkreten Handlungsempfehlungen.

Suchmaschinenoptimierung: Erste Schritte und Checklisten für bessere Google-Positionen (essentials)

by Bastian Sens

Dieses essential erläutert die wesentlichen Erfolgsfaktoren der Suchmaschinenoptimierung und liefert neben aktuellen Trends auch praxisorientierte Checklisten zur professionellen Einführung von SEO. Dieses Werk enthält zudem zahlreiche Tools für eine effektivere Suchmaschinenoptimierung. Gespickt mit Beispielen aus der Agenturpraxis zeigt der Autor die vier essenziellen Phasen der Suchmaschinenoptimierung. Falls Sie einen Website-Relaunch planen oder Ihre bestehende Website in Google top positionieren möchten, ist dieses Buch die richtige Grundlage.

Supercomputing Frontiers: 4th Asian Conference, Scfa 2018, Singapore, March 26-29, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #10776)

by Rio Yokota Weigang Wu

It constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th Asian Supercomputing Conference, SCFA 2018, held in Singapore in March 2018. Supercomputing Frontiers will be rebranded as Supercomputing Frontiers Asia (SCFA), which serves as the technical programme for SCA18. The technical programme for SCA18 consists of four tracks: Application, Algorithms & LibrariesProgramming System SoftwareArchitecture, Network/Communications & ManagementData, Storage & VisualisationThe 20 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed nd selected from 60 submissions.

Superminds: How Hyperconnectivity is Changing the Way We Solve Problems

by Thomas W. Malone

Is Apple conscious? Could a cyber–human system sense a potential terrorist attack? Or make diagnosing a rare and little-known disease routine? Computers are not replacing us: they are enhancing us. Different intelligences are joining together to do things we thought were impossible. Whether it&’s devising innovations to tackle climate change, helping job seekers and employers find one another, or identifying the outbreak of a serious disease, groups of humans and machines are already working together to solve all sorts of problems. And they will do a lot more. The future will be like another world – a place where we&’ll think differently. In many ways, we are already there.

Supervised Descriptive Pattern Mining

by Sebastián Ventura José María Luna

This book provides a general and comprehensible overview of supervised descriptive pattern mining, considering classic algorithms and those based on heuristics. It provides some formal definitions and a general idea about patterns, pattern mining, the usefulness of patterns in the knowledge discovery process, as well as a brief summary on the tasks related to supervised descriptive pattern mining. It also includes a detailed description on the tasks usually grouped under the term supervised descriptive pattern mining: subgroups discovery, contrast sets and emerging patterns. Additionally, this book includes two tasks, class association rules and exceptional models, that are also considered within this field.A major feature of this book is that it provides a general overview (formal definitions and algorithms) of all the tasks included under the term supervised descriptive pattern mining. It considers the analysis of different algorithms either based on heuristics or based on exhaustive search methodologies for any of these tasks. This book also illustrates how important these techniques are in different fields, a set of real-world applications are described.Last but not least, some related tasks are also considered and analyzed. The final aim of this book is to provide a general review of the supervised descriptive pattern mining field, describing its tasks, its algorithms, its applications, and related tasks (those that share some common features).This book targets developers, engineers and computer scientists aiming to apply classic and heuristic-based algorithms to solve different kinds of pattern mining problems and apply them to real issues. Students and researchers working in this field, can use this comprehensive book (which includes its methods and tools) as a secondary textbook.

Supervised Learning with Quantum Computers (Quantum Science and Technology)

by Maria Schuld Francesco Petruccione

Quantum machine learning investigates how quantum computers can be used for data-driven prediction and decision making. The books summarises and conceptualises ideas of this relatively young discipline for an audience of computer scientists and physicists from a graduate level upwards. It aims at providing a starting point for those new to the field, showcasing a toy example of a quantum machine learning algorithm and providing a detailed introduction of the two parent disciplines. For more advanced readers, the book discusses topics such as data encoding into quantum states, quantum algorithms and routines for inference and optimisation, as well as the construction and analysis of genuine ``quantum learning models''. A special focus lies on supervised learning, and applications for near-term quantum devices.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Applying Secure Acquisition Principles to Ensure a Trusted Technology Product (Internal Audit and IT Audit)

by Dan Shoemaker Anne Kohnke Ken Sigler

The book presents the concepts of ICT supply chain risk management from the perspective of NIST IR 800-161. It covers how to create a verifiable audit-based control structure to ensure comprehensive security for acquired products. It explains how to establish systematic control over the supply chain and how to build auditable trust into the products and services acquired by the organization. It details a capability maturity development process that will install an increasingly competent process and an attendant set of activities and tasks within the technology acquisition process. It defines a complete and correct set of processes, activities, tasks and monitoring and reporting systems.

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

by Yasha Levine

The internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built.In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon counterinsurgency surveillance project.A visionary intelligence officer, William Godel, realized that the key to winning the war in Vietnam was not outgunning the enemy, but using new information technology to understand their motives and anticipate their movements. This idea--using computers to spy on people and groups perceived as a threat, both at home and abroad--drove ARPA to develop the internet in the 1960s, and continues to be at the heart of the modern internet we all know and use today. As Levine shows, surveillance wasn't something that suddenly appeared on the internet; it was woven into the fabric of the technology.But this isn't just a story about the NSA or other domestic programs run by the government. As the book spins forward in time, Levine examines the private surveillance business that powers tech-industry giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, revealing how these companies spy on their users for profit, all while doing double duty as military and intelligence contractors. Levine shows that the military and Silicon Valley are effectively inseparable: a military-digital complex that permeates everything connected to the internet, even coopting and weaponizing the antigovernment privacy movement that sprang up in the wake of Edward Snowden.With deep research, skilled storytelling, and provocative arguments, Surveillance Valley will change the way you think about the news--and the device on which you read it.

A Survey of Fractal Dimensions of Networks (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)

by Eric Rosenberg

Many different fractal dimensions have been proposed for networks. In A Survey of Fractal Dimensions of Networks the theory and computation of the most important of these dimensions are reviewed, including the box counting dimension, the correlation dimension, the mass dimension, the transfinite fractal dimension, the information dimension, the generalized dimensions (which provide a way to describe multifractals), and the sandbox method (for approximating the generalized dimensions). The book describes the use of diameter-based and radius-based boxes, and presents several heuristic methods for box counting, including greedy coloring, random sequential node burning, and a method for computing a lower bound. We also discuss very recent results on resolving ambiguity in the calculation of the information dimension and the generalized dimensions, and on the non-monotonicity of the generalized dimensions. Anyone interested in the theory and application of networks will want to read this Brief. This includes anyone studying, e.g., social networks, telecommunications networks, transportation networks, ecological networks, food chain networks, network models of the brain, or financial networks.

A Survey on 3D Cameras: Metrological Comparison of Time-of-Flight, Structured-Light and Active Stereoscopy Technologies (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)

by Silvio Giancola Matteo Valenti Remo Sala

This book is a valuable resource to deeply understand the technology used in 3D cameras. In this book, the authors summarize and compare the specifications of the main 3D cameras available in the mass market. The authors present a deep metrological analysis of the main camera based on the three main technologies: Time-of-Flight, Structured-Light and Active Stereoscopy, and provide qualitative results for any user to understand the underlying technology within 3D camera, as well as practical guidance on how to get the most of them for a given application.

A Survey on Coordinated Power Management in Multi-Tenant Data Centers

by Thant Zin Oo Nguyen H. Tran Shaolei Ren Choong Seon Hong

This book investigates the coordinated power management of multi-tenant data centers that account for a large portion of the data center industry. The authors include discussion of their quick growth and their electricity consumption, which has huge economic and environmental impacts. This book covers the various coordinated management solutions in the existing literature focusing on efficiency, sustainability, and demand response aspects. First, the authors provide a background on the multi-tenant data center covering the stake holders, components, power infrastructure, and energy usage. Then, each power management mechanism is described in terms of motivation, problem formulation, challenges and solution.

Surviving Game School…and the Game Industry After That

by Michael Lynch Adrian Earle

Surviving Game School speaks about what to expect in a top game design or game development college program, and what to expect once students get out. Making games is not at all the same as playing games. Uncommonly blunt, the book reveals the rigors – and the joys – of working in this industry. Along the way the book touches on themes of time management, creativity, teamwork, and burnout. The authors explore the impact working in the game industry can have on personal relationships and family life. The book closes with advice about life’s goals and building and keeping a sensible balance between work and everything else.

Sustainable Interdependent Networks: From Theory To Application (Studies In Systems, Decision And Control #145)

by Panos M. Pardalos Frede Blaabjerg Kianoosh G. Boroojeni M. Hadi Amini S. S. Iyengar Asad M. Madni

This book focuses on the theory and application of interdependent networks. The contributors consider the influential networks including power and energy networks, transportation networks, and social networks. The first part of the book provides the next generation sustainability framework as well as a comprehensive introduction of smart cities with special emphasis on energy, communication, data analytics and transportation. The second part offers solutions to performance and security challenges of developing interdependent networks in terms of networked control systems, scalable computation platforms, and dynamic social networks. The third part examines the role of electric vehicles in the future of sustainable interdependent networks. The fourth and last part of this volume addresses the promises of control and management techniques for the future power grids.

Swarm Intelligence: 11th International Conference, ANTS 2018, Rome, Italy, October 29–31, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11172)

by Christian Blum Marco Dorigo Mauro Birattari Anders L. Christensen Andreagiovanni Reina Vito Trianni

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ANTS 2018, held in Rome, Italy, in October 2018. The 24 full papers and 12 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 69 submissions. They are devoted to the field of swarm intelligence as a whole, without any bias towards specific research directions.

Swarm Robotics: A Formal Approach

by Heiko Hamann

This book provides an introduction to Swarm Robotics, which is the application of methods from swarm intelligence to robotics. It goes on to present methods that allow readers to understand how to design large-scale robot systems by going through many example scenarios on topics such as aggregation, coordinated motion (flocking), task allocation, self-assembly, collective construction, and environmental monitoring. The author explains the methodology behind building multiple, simple robots and how the complexity emerges from the multiple interactions between these robots such that they are able to solve difficult tasks. The book can be used as a short textbook for specialized courses or as an introduction to Swarm Robotics for graduate students, researchers, and professionals who want a concise introduction to the field.

Swift Game Development: Learn iOS 12 game development using SpriteKit, SceneKit and ARKit 2.0, 3rd Edition

by Siddharth Shekar Stephen Haney

Embrace the mobile gaming revolution by creating popular iOS games with Swift 4.2Key FeaturesLearn to create games for iPhone and iPad with the latest Swift Programming languageUnderstand the fundamental concepts of game development like game physics, camera action, sprites, controls, among othersBuild Augmented reality games using ARKit for true performanceBook DescriptionSwift is the perfect choice for game development. Developers are intrigued by Swift and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game.The book starts by introducing Swift's best features – including its new ones for game development. Using SpriteKit, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master physics, animations, and collision effects and how to build the UI aspects of a game. You will then work on creating a 3D game using the SceneKit framework. Further, we will look at how to add monetization and integrate Game Center. With iOS 12, we see the introduction of ARKit 2.0. This new version allows us to integrate shared experiences such as multiplayer augmented reality and persistent AR that is tied to a specific location so that the same information can be replicated on all connected devices. In the next section, we will dive into creating Augmented Reality games using SpriteKit and SceneKit. Then, finally, we will see how to create a Multipeer AR project to connect two devices, and send and receive data back and forth between those devices in real time.By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and publish them on the iOS App Store.What you will learnDeliver powerful graphics, physics, and sound in your game by using SpriteKit and SceneKitSet up a scene using the new capabilities of the scene editor and custom classesMaximize gameplay with little-known tips and strategies for fun, repeatable actionMake use of animations, graphics, and particles to polish your gameUnderstand the current mobile monetization landscapeIntegrate your game with Game CenterDevelop 2D and 3D Augmented Reality games using Apple's new ARKit frameworkPublish your game to the App StoreWho this book is forIf you wish to create and publish iOS games using Swift, then this book is for you. No prior game development or experience with Apple ecosystem is needed.

Symbolic Parallelization of Nested Loop Programs

by Frank Hannig Jürgen Teich Alexandru-Petru Tanase

This book introduces new compilation techniques, using the polyhedron model for the resource-adaptive parallel execution of loop programs on massively parallel processor arrays. The authors show how to compute optimal symbolic assignments and parallel schedules of loop iterations at compile time, for cases where the number of available cores becomes known only at runtime. The compile/runtime symbolic parallelization approach the authors describe reduces significantly the runtime overhead, compared to dynamic or just‐in-time compilation. The new, on‐demand fault‐tolerant loop processing approach described in this book protects loop nests for parallel execution against soft errors.

Symposium on Real-Time and Hybrid Systems: Essays Dedicated to Professor Chaochen Zhou on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11180)

by Naijun Zhan Ji Wang Cliff Jones

This volume is published in honor of Professor Chaochen Zhou’s 80th birthday. The Festschrift contains 13 refereed papers by leading researchers who were among the participants of the celebratory conference in Changsha, China that took place in October 2017. The papers cover a broad spectrum of subjects related to Formal Methods for the development of computer systems. Topics include Probabilistic Programming, Concurrency, Quantum Computing, Domain Engineering, Real-time and Hybrid Systems, and Cloud Computing. Chaochen Zhou is internationally recognized for his own contributions and for the wide influence that he has had through his appointments in Oxford (UK) where he collaborated with Professor Tony Hoare, Lyngby (Denmark) where he worked with Professor Dines Bjørner, UNU-IIST (Macau) where he moved from being Principal Research Fellow to his appointed as Director of the Institute, as well as in Beijing. His book on the Duration Calculus (joint with Michael Hansen) made a seminal contribution to specifying and reasoning about real-time systems. Chaochen Zhou’s contributions have been marked by his election as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Synthetic Biology: Parts, Devices and Applications (Advanced Biotechnology)

by Jens Nielsen Gregory Stephanopoulos Sang Yup Lee Christina Smolke

need new text The inaugural volume of this new reference work in biotechnology is the most comprehensive of its kind on the market, covering everything from DNA synthesis to RNA interference and biosensors. Edited by the renowned scientists Sven Panke of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Christina Smolke from Stanford University.

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