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Handbook of Climate Services (Climate Change Management)

by Walter Leal Filho Daniela Jacob

This book explores climate services, including projections, descriptive information, analyses, assessments, and an overview of current trends. Due to the pressures now being put on the world’s climate, it is vital to gather and share reliable climate observation and projection data, which may be tailored for use by different groups. In other words, it is essential to offer climate services. But despite the growth in the use of these services, there are very few specialist publications on this topic. This book addresses that need. Apart from presenting studies and the results of research projects, the book also offers an overview of the wide range of means available for providing and using climate services. In addition, it features case studies that provide illustrative and inspiring examples of how climate services can be optimally deployed.

Feyerabend’s Epistemological Anarchism: How Science Works and its Importance for Science Education (Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education #50)

by Mansoor Niaz

This book argues that the traditional image of Feyerabend is erroneous and that, contrary to common belief, he was a great admirer of science. It shows how Feyerabend presented a vision of science that represented how science really works. Besides giving a theoretical framework based on Feyerabend´s philosophy of science, the book offers criteria that can help readers to evaluate and understand research reported in important international science education journals, with respect to Feyerabend’s epistemological anarchism. The book includes an evaluation of general chemistry and physics textbooks. Most science curricula and textbooks provide the following advice to students: Do not allow theories in contradiction with observations, and all scientific theories must be formulated inductively based on experimental facts. Feyerabend questioned this widely prevalent premise of science education in most parts of the world, and in contrast gave the following advice: Scientists can accept a hypothesis despite experimental evidence to the contrary and scientific theories are not always consistent with all the experimental data. No wonder Feyerabend became a controversial philosopher and was considered to be against rationalism and anti-science. Recent research in philosophy of science, however, has shown that most of Feyerabend´s philosophical ideas are in agreement with recent trends in the 21st century. Of the 120 articles from science education journals, evaluated in this book only 9% recognized that Feyerabend was presenting a plurality of perspectives based on how science really works. Furthermore, it has been shown that Feyerabend could even be considered as a perspectival realist. Among other aspects, Feyerabend emphasized that in order to look for breakthroughs in science one does not have to be complacent about the truth of the theories but rather has to look for opportunities to “break rules” or “violate categories.” Mansoor Niaz carefully analyses references to Feyerabend in the literature and displays the importance of Feyerabend’s philosophy in analyzing, historical episodes. Niaz shows through this remarkable book a deep understanding to the essence of science. - Calvin Kalman, Concordia University, Canada In this book Mansoor Niaz explores the antecedents, context and features of Feyerabend’s work and offers a more-nuanced understanding, then reviews and considers its reception in the science education and philosophy of science literature. This is a valuable contribution to scholarship about Feyerabend, with the potential to inform further research as well as science education practice.- David Geelan, Griffith University, Australia

Internet of Things Security: Principles, Applications, Attacks, and Countermeasures

by Brij B. Gupta Megha Quamara

The Internet of Things (IoT), with its technological advancements and massive innovations, is building the idea of inter-connectivity among everyday life objects. With an explosive growth in the number of Internet-connected devices, the implications of the idea of IoT on enterprises, individuals, and society are huge. IoT is getting attention from both academia and industry due to its powerful real-time applications that raise demands to understand the entire spectrum of the field. However, due to increasing security issues, safeguarding the IoT ecosystem has become an important concern. With devices and information becoming more exposed and leading to increased attack possibilities, adequate security measures are required to leverage the benefits of this emerging concept. Internet of Things Security: Principles, Applications, Attacks, and Countermeasures is an extensive source that aims at establishing an understanding of the core concepts of IoT among its readers and the challenges and corresponding countermeasures in the field. Key features: Containment of theoretical aspects, as well as recent empirical findings associated with the underlying technologies Exploration of various challenges and trade-offs associated with the field and approaches to ensure security, privacy, safety, and trust across its key elements Vision of exciting areas for future research in the field to enhance the overall productivity This book is suitable for industrial professionals and practitioners, researchers, faculty members, and students across universities who aim to carry out research and development in the field of IoT security.

What is Science?: Myths and Reality

by Jordanka Zlatanova

In a multitude of ways, science affects the life of almost every person on earth. From medicine and nutrition to communication and transportation, the products of scientific research have changed human life. These changes have mostly taken place in the last two centuries, so rapidly that the average person is unable to keep informed. A consequence of this "information gap" has been the increasing suspicion of science and scientists. The lack of true understanding of science, especially of "fundamental" research, motivates this effort to narrow this gap by explaining scientific endeavor and the data-driven worldviews of scientists. Key Features Fills an existing void in the understanding of science among the general population Is written in a nontechnical language to facilitate understanding Covers a wide range of science-related subjects: The value of "basic research" How scientists work by sharing results and ideas How science is funded by governments and private entities Addresses the possible dangers of research and how society deals with such risks Expresses the viewpoint of an author with extensive experience working in laboratories all over the world

Truth, Reparations and Social Cohesion: Transitional Justice Lessons from Peru

by Elisabeth Bunselmeyer

This book addresses the effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms for repairing social cohesion. Truth commissions and reparation programs are implemented worldwide to enhance social cohesion, peace and democracy in post-conflict settings. Most claims about transitional justice measures are, however, normatively and not empirically based.The book questions whether attention from a truth and reconciliation commission can truly change the lives of the violence-affected people and whether monetary compensations or communal projects in form of milk cows can ever truly "repair" the harm suffered. The within-country comparative case study analyzes the effects of the commission and reparation program in Peru. It studies the post-conflict situation and the development of social cohesion in communities affected by the internal armed conflict. Using detailed empirical data this analysis reveals why the "reparation" of social cohesion in Peru was an impossible task. Contributing to a broader understanding of the impact of nationally applied transitional justice instruments in local settings, the book further offers a new framework for analyzing social cohesion as one of the aims of transitional justice processes. Offering a detailed account of transitional justice processes and social cohesion on the micro level, as well as an important analysis of their relationship, this innovative monograph will be invaluable for transitional justice scholars and students, as well as for international political and societal actors who are involved in transitional justice measures.

Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Smart Clothing

by Gang Wang

Provides the state-of-the-art on wearable technology for smart clothing The book gives a coherent overview of recent development on flexible electronics for smart clothing with emphasis on wearability and durability of the materials and devices. It offers detailed information on the basic functional components of the flexible and wearable electronics including sensing, systems-on-a-chip, interacting, and energy, as well as the integrating and connecting of electronics into textile form. It also provides insights into the compatibility and integration of functional materials, electronics, and the clothing technology. Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Smart Clothing offers comprehensive coverage of the technology in four parts. The first part discusses wearable organic nano-sensors, stimuli-responsive electronic skins, and flexible thermoelectrics and thermoelectric textiles. The next part examines textile triboelectric nanogenerators for energy harvesting, flexible and wearable solar cells and supercapacitors, and flexible and wearable lithium-ion batteries. Thermal and humid management for next-generation textiles, functionalization of fiber materials for washable smart wearable textiles, and flexible microfluidics for wearable electronics are covered in the next section. The last part introduces readers to piezoelectric materials and devices based flexible bio-integrated electronics, printed electronics for smart clothes, and the materials and processes for stretchable and wearable e-textile devices. -Presents the most recent developments in wearable technology such as wearable nanosensors, logic circuit, artificial intelligence, energy harvesting, and wireless communication -Covers the flexible and wearable electronics as essential functional components for smart clothing from sensing, systems-on-a-chip, interacting, energy to the integrating and connecting of electronics -Of high interest to a large and interdisciplinary target group, including materials scientists, textile chemists, and electronic engineers in academia and industry Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Smart Clothing will appeal to materials scientists, textile industry professionals, textile engineers, electronics engineers, and sensor developers.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Electrolyte-Based to Electrolyte-Free Devices

by Chunwen Sun Bin Zhu Rizwan Raza Liangdong Fan

Presents innovative approaches towards affordable, highly efficient, and reliable sustainable energy systems Written by leading experts on the subject, this book provides not only a basic introduction and understanding of conventional fuel cell principle, but also an updated view of the most recent developments in this field. It focuses on the new energy conversion technologies based on both electrolyte and electrolyte-free fuel cells?from advanced novel ceria-based composite electrolyte low temperature solid oxide fuel cells to non-electrolyte fuel cells as advanced fuel-to-electricity conversion technology. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Electrolyte-Based to Electrolyte-Free Devices is divided into three parts. Part I covers the latest developments of anode, electrolyte, and cathode materials as well as the SOFC technologies. Part II discusses the non-electrolyte or semiconductor-based membrane fuel cells. Part III focuses on engineering efforts on materials, technology, devices and stack developments, and looks at various applications and new opportunities of SOFC using both the electrolyte and non-electrolyte principles, including integrated fuel cell systems with electrolysis, solar energy, and more. -Offers knowledge on how to realize highly efficient fuel cells with novel device structures -Shows the opportunity to transform the future fuel cell markets and the possibility to commercialize fuel cells in an extended range of applications -Presents a unique collection of contributions on the development of solid oxide fuel cells from electrolyte based to non-electrolyte-based technology -Provides a more comprehensive understanding of the advances in fuel cells and bridges the knowledge from traditional SOFC to the new concept -Allows readers to track the development from the conventional SOFC to the non-electrolyte or single-component fuel cell Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: From Electrolyte-Based to Electrolyte-Free Devices will serve as an important reference work to students, scientists, engineers, researchers, and technology developers in the fuel cell field.

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Study Guide: Associate SOA-C01 Exam

by Brett McLaughlin Sara Perrott

Your #1 all-in-one reference and exam Study Guide for the UPDATED AWS SysOps Administrator certification! This comprehensive book guides readers through the role of a SysOps Administrator and helps prepare candidates to take the updated AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate (SOA-C01) Exam. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate certification validates technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform. This Study Guide not only prepares readers for the AWS exam, but it makes sure the reader is ready to perform the duties expected of SysOps Administrators. The book focuses on the skill-set required of AWS professionals by filling in the gap between test preparation and real-world preparedness. Concepts covered include: Monitoring and Reporting High Availability Deployment and Provisioning Storage and Dada Management Security and Compliance Networking Automation and Optimization And More Readers will also have one year of free access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment and test bank, providing a suite of robust study tools including an assessment test, chapter tests, bonus practice exam, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms.

Pig-Boy A Trickster Tale from Hawai'i: A Trickster Tale From Hawai'i

by Gerald McDermott

The mischievous, shape-shifting Pig-Boy gets in trouble with both the King and Pele, the goddess of fire, but always manages to slip away as his grandmother has told him to do.

Engineering for Sustainable Future: Selected papers of the 18th International Conference on Global Research and Education Inter-Academia – 2019 (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems #101)

by Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy

This book presents selected papers from the 18th International Conference on Global Research and Education, Inter-Academia 2019, held in Budapest and Balatonfüred on September 4–7, 2019. The main goal of the conference was to provide an international forum for reviewing and assessing recent trends in both fundamental and applied research. In addition to sparking interest in recent research findings, the conference aimed to strengthen cooperation among the partners of the Inter-Academia community in the pursuit of new theoretical and practical research advances. The book contains a selection of papers based on lectures presented at the Inter-Academia 2019 conference and covering hot and challenging topics in the fields of machine intelligence and computer science, modeling and simulation, measurement, monitoring, and identification, electronics and nanoelectronics, bio- and environmental engineering, chemical processes and material science, together with related educational aspects. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for the global scientific community.

The Corporate Energy Strategist’s Handbook: Frameworks to Achieve Environmental Sustainability and Competitive Advantage

by Jimmy Y. Jia

In an era in which scientists say we are approaching a point of no return in terms of climate change, companies are looking for ways to improve productivity of innovations that reduce environmental footprints. Among the questions they are looking to answer are: How can financial tools be leveraged for positive energy outcomes? How can the energy strategy be integrated into board responsibility? This book provides answers to these questions and more, presenting a selection of decision-making frameworks for strategy and sustainability management. Comprehensive in scope, its 120 frameworks—some well-known while others are original—provide a thorough, practical guide to inform the sustainability strategy of your organization. In addition to learning how to green your organizational strategy, you will also learn how to communicate your strategy to your teams. An essential source for executives desiring to be more responsible in energy performance and to decarbonize their operations, this book will prove useful in your day-to-day organizational work.

Energy Technology 2020: Recycling, Carbon Dioxide Management, and Other Technologies (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series)

by Lei Zhang Mingming Zhang Cong Wang Elsa Olivetti Ziqi Sun John A. Howarter Xiaobo Chen Alafara Abdullahi Baba Alan Luo Yulin Zhong Adam Powell

This collection addresses the pressing needs for sustainable technologies with reduced energy consumption and environmental pollutions and the development and application of alternative sustainable energy to maintain a green environment and efficient and long-lasting energy supply. Contributors represent both industry and academia and focus on new and efficient energy technologies including innovative ore beneficiation, smelting technologies, and recycling and waste heat recovery, as well as emerging novel energy solutions. The volume also covers a broad range of mature and new technological aspects of sustainable energy ecosystems, processes that improve energy efficiency, reduce thermal emissions, and reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Authors also explore the valorization of materials and their embodied energy including byproducts or coproducts from ferrous and nonferrous industries, batteries, electronics, and other complex secondary materials.

Neural Information Processing: 26th International Conference, ICONIP 2019, Sydney, NSW, Australia, December 12–15, 2019, Proceedings, Part IV (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1142)

by Minho Lee Kok Wai Wong Tom Gedeon

The two-volume set CCIS 1142 and 1143 constitutes thoroughly refereed contributions presented at the 26th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2019, held in Sydney, Australia, in December 2019.For ICONIP 2019 a total of 345 papers was carefully reviewed and selected for publication out of 645 submissions. The 168 papers included in this volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: adversarial networks and learning; convolutional neural networks; deep neural networks; embeddings and feature fusion; human centred computing; human centred computing and medicine; human centred computing for emotion; hybrid models; image processing by neural techniques; learning from incomplete data; model compression and optimization; neural network applications; neural network models; semantic and graph based approaches; social network computing; spiking neuron and related models; text computing using neural techniques; time-series and related models; and unsupervised neural models.

NII Testbeds and Community for Information Access Research: 14th International Conference, NTCIR 2019, Tokyo, Japan, June 10–13, 2019, Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11966)

by Yiqun Liu Noriko Kando Makoto P. Kato Charles L. A. Clarke

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on NII Testbeds and Community for Information Access Research, NTCIR 2019, held in Tokyo, Japan, in June 2019. The 15 full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions.This NTCIR 2019 proceedings was structured in the following topics: lifelog search; open live test for question retrieval; QA lab for political information; short text conversation; we want web; and fine-grained numeral understanding in financial tweet.

Classical and Quantum Dynamics: From Classical Paths to Path Integrals (Graduate Texts In Physics Ser.)

by Martin Reuter Walter Dittrich

Graduate students seeking to become familiar with advanced computational strategies in classical and quantum dynamics will find in this book both the fundamentals of a standard course and a detailed treatment of the time-dependent oscillator, Chern-Simons mechanics, the Maslov anomaly and the Berry phase, to name just a few topics. Well-chosen and detailed examples illustrate perturbation theory, canonical transformations and the action principle, and demonstrate the usage of path integrals. The sixth edition has been enlarged to include the Heisenberg-Euler Lagrangian, Schwinger’s source theory treatment of the low-energy π-ρ-N physics and general relativity, where Riemann’s (Einstein’s) ideas on space and time and their philosophical implications are discussed.

Continuous Semigroups of Holomorphic Self-maps of the Unit Disc (Springer Monographs in Mathematics)

by Filippo Bracci Manuel D. Contreras Santiago Díaz-Madrigal

The book faces the interplay among dynamical properties of semigroups, analytical properties of infinitesimal generators and geometrical properties of Koenigs functions. The book includes precise descriptions of the behavior of trajectories, backward orbits, petals and boundary behavior in general, aiming to give a rather complete picture of all interesting phenomena that occur. In order to fulfill this task, we choose to introduce a new point of view, which is mainly based on the intrinsic dynamical aspects of semigroups in relation with the hyperbolic distance and a deep use of Carathéodory prime ends topology and Gromov hyperbolicity theory. This work is intended both as a reference source for researchers interested in the subject, and as an introductory book for beginners with a (undergraduate) background in real and complex analysis. For this purpose, the book is self-contained and all non-standard (and, mostly, all standard) results are proved in details.

Innovation in Information Systems and Technologies to Support Learning Research: Proceedings of EMENA-ISTL 2019 (Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems #7)

by Mohammed Serrhini Carla Silva Sultan Aljahdali

This book provides glimpses into contemporary research in information systems & technology, learning, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and security and how it applies to the real world, but the ideas presented also span the domains of telehealth, computer vision, the role and use of mobile devices, brain–computer interfaces, virtual reality, language and image processing and big data analytics and applications. Great research arises from asking pertinent research questions. This book reveals some of the authors’ “beautiful questions” and how they develop the subsequent “what if” and “how” questions, offering readers food for thought and whetting their appetite for further research by the same authors.

Rare Metal Technology 2020 (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series)

by Hojong Kim Shafiq Alam Takanari Ouchi Gisele Azimi Alafara Abdullahi Baba Kerstin Forsberg

This collection presents papers from a symposium on extraction of rare metals as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Rare metals include strategic metals that are in increasing demand and subject to supply risks. Metals represented include neodymium, dysprosium, scandium and others; platinum group metals including platinum, palladium, iridium, and others; battery related metals including lithium, cobalt, nickel, and aluminum; electronics-related materials including copper and gold; and refectory metals including titanium, niobium, zirconium, and hafnium. Other critical materials such as gallium, germanium, indium and silicon are also included. Papers cover various processing techniques, including but not limited to hydrometallurgy (solvent extraction, ion exchange, precipitation, and crystallization), electrometallurgy (electrorefining and electrowinning), pyrometallurgy, and aeriometallurgy (supercritical fluid extraction). Contributions are focused on primary production as well as secondary production through urban mining and recycling to enable a circular economy.​A useful resource for all involved in commodity metal production, irrespective of the major metalProvides knowledge of cross-application among industriesExtraction and processing of rare metals that are the main building block of many emerging critical technologies have been receiving significant attention in recent years.The technologies that rely on critical metals are prominent worldwide, and finding a way to extract and supply them effectively is highly desirable and beneficial.

The Shaping of an Effective Leader: Eight Formative Principles of Leadership

by Gayle D. Beebe

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Digital Media Ethics (Digital Media and Society #103)

by Charles Ess

The original edition of this accessible and interdisciplinary textbook was the first to consider the ethical issues of digital media from a global, cross-cultural perspective. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and developments, including the rise of Big Data, AI, and the Internet of Things. The book’s case studies and pedagogical material have also been extensively revised and updated to include such watershed events as the Snowden revelations, #Gamergate, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, privacy policy developments, and the emerging Chinese Social Credit System.New sections include “Death Online,” “Slow/Fair Technology”, and material on sexbots. The “ethical toolkit” that introduces prevailing ethical theories and their applications to the central issues of privacy, copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural communication online, has likewise been revised and expanded. Each topic and theory are interwoven throughout the volume with detailed sets of questions, additional resources, and suggestions for further research and writing. Together, these enable readers to foster careful reflection upon, writing about, and discussion of these issues and their possible resolutions.Retaining its student- and classroom-friendly approach, Digital Media Ethics will continue to be the go-to textbook for anyone getting to grips with this important topic.

Asset Liability Management Optimisation: A Practitioner's Guide to Balance Sheet Management and Remodelling (Wiley Finance)

by Beata Lubinska

An advanced method for financial institutions to optimize Asset Liability Management for maximized return and minimized risk Financial institutions today are facing daunting regulatory and economic challenges. As they manage bank regulation and competition, institutions are also optimizing their Asset Liability Management (ALM) operations. The function of the ALM unit today goes beyond risk management related to the banking book into managing regulatory capital and positioning the balance sheet to maximize profit. Asset Liability Management Optimization: A Practitioner's Guide to Balance Sheet Management and Remodelling offers a step-by-step process for modeling and reshaping a bank's balance sheet. Based on the author's extensive research, it describes how to apply a quantifiable optimization method to help maximize asset return and minimize funding cost in the banking book. ALM ranks as a key component of any financial institution's overall operating strategy. Now, financial professionals can use an advanced solution for optimizing ALM. This book takes a closer look at the evolving role of the ALM function and the target position of the banking book. It provides strategies for active management, structuring, and hedging of a bank balance sheet, while also exploring additional topics related to ALM. A description of the Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP) process related to a bank’s target position Detailed examinations of interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB) Discussion of Basel III regulatory requirements and maturity gap analysis Overview of customer behavior, along with its impact on interest rate and liquidity risk Practical spreadsheet models (NII sensitivity and EVE volatility IRRBB model, simplified optimization model for minimization of average funding cost for a bank and an example of behavioral model for Non-Maturing Deposits) Explorations of model risk, sensitivity analysis, and case studies The optimization techniques found in Asset Liability Management Optimization can prove vital to financial professionals who are tasked with maximizing asset return and reducing funding costs as a critical part of business objectives.

Oversubscribed: How To Get People Lining Up To Do Business With You

by Daniel Priestley

Learn how to get your business oversubscribed in a crowded marketplace to make your business stand out and get people lining up to do business with you Are you constantly chasing customers? Why does it seem like some businesses have their customers begging to purchase their goods or services? Think about it for a moment. When a new iPhone is released, why do customers camp overnight to be the first through the door? In cities with thousands of great restaurants, why do some restaurants require reservations months in advance? Why is it that some consultants, accountants, lawyers and healthcare professionals can charge exponentially more than others? In the modern marketplace, consumer options are virtually endless, intense competition is rife and so much is given away for free online. Often businesses are left scrambling to attract enough customers to make a small profit. Yet the opposite is true for a small number of businesses that do things differently—customers chase them. They have buyers who gladly queue up, pay more, and eagerly wait for the chance to hand over their money for the next thing. How do these businesses do it? More importantly, how can you become one of them? Oversubscribed is the guide to transforming your business into one which customers fight over! Author Daniel Priestley, a successful entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses around the world, shares proven, real-world methods that will not only grab customers’ attention, but will also have them lining up to buy from you. This invaluable guide will teach you how to drive demand for your products or services far beyond supply and will dramatically increase the success of your business. Now in its second edition, this updated version offers new insights and motivating examples that are right for the 2020s. This book will show you: The principles and philosophies Oversubscribed businesses live by that are often the opposite of what most businesses do Specific steps for getting into the mind of your customer so they only want to buy from your business How to structure campaigns and product launches that systematically get your business Oversubscribed How to implement a process of signalling to market, and collect signals back from market to build up desire and demand for your products and services The new edition of Oversubscribed: How to get people lining up to do business with you is a must-read for entrepreneurs, marketers, business leaders and owners, team managers, and business students.

Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems

by Todd Miller Ryan Ripley

A Scrum Master's work is never done. The Development team needs your support, the Product Owner is often lost in the complexities of agile product management, and your managers and stakeholders need to know what will be done, by when, and for how much. Learn how experienced Scrum Masters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership while removing organizational impediments and helping Scrum Teams deliver real world value. Discover how to visualize your work, resolve impediments, and empower your teams to self-organize and deliver using the Scrum Values, Agile Principles, and advanced coaching and facilitation techniques. A Scrum Master needs to know when their team is in trouble and understand how to help them get back on the path to delivery. Become a better Scrum master so you can find the problems holding your teams back. Has your Daily Scrum turned in to a meeting? Does your team struggle with creating user stories? Are stakeholders disengaged during Sprint Review? These issues are common. Learn to use empiricism as your guide and help your teams create great products. Scrum is so much more than a checklist of practices to follow, yet that's exactly how many organizations practice it. Bring life back to your Scrum events by using advanced facilitation techniques to leverage the full intelligence of your team. Improve your retrospectives with new formats and exercises. Ask powerful questions that spark introspection and improvement. Get support and buy-in from management. Use Scrum as a competitive advantage for your organization. Create a definition of done that improves quality and fix failing sprints. Take the next step on your journey as a Scrum master. Transform your Scrum practices to help your teams enjoy their work again as they deliver high quality products that bring value to the world. What You Need: A moderate level of experience using the Scrum Framework.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2020: Proceedings of the International Conference in Surrey, United Kingdom, January 08–10, 2020

by Julia Neidhardt Wolfgang Wörndl

Gathering the outcomes of the 27th annual international eTourism conference ENTER2020, this book presents new research, innovative systems and industry case studies on the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in travel and tourism. It shares the latest findings discussed at the conference and highlights various topics within the field, including social media, destination marketing, recommender systems and decision-making, virtual and augmented reality, technology in tourism, and research on hotels and activities. Readers will find a wealth of state-of-the-art insights and ideas on how information and communication technologies can be applied in travel and tourism.

Immigrant Incorporation, Education, and the Boundaries of Belonging

by Stefan Lund

In this edited volume, authors analyze how symbolic boundaries of belonging are negotiated and reflected upon by school actors in different educational contexts and how that contributes to a richer understanding of the ways in which "we-ness" acts as a fundamentally structuring force in immigrant incorporation. The analyses draw on cultural sociologist Jeffrey Alexander's work on civil sphere theory, thus grasping both the solidaristic dimensions of incorporation and processes of exclusion. Chapters are guided by two major themes: school choice/ethnic school segregation and religion/faith in schooling. Both of these themes provide rich examples of how immigrant school actors negotiate the symbolic codes that define boundaries of belonging/non-belonging in different communities. This focus will broaden the understanding of how educational practices and formal schooling works in relation to immigrant incorporation into different school cultures, as well as in the Swedish civil sphere.

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