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One-Step Generation of a Drug-Releasing Microarray for High-Throughput Small-Volume Bioassays (Springer Theses)

by Seo Woo Song

This thesis demonstrates a technology that enables pipetting-free high-throughput screening (HTS) on a miniaturized platform, eliminating the need for thousands of one-by-one pipetting and conventional liquid handling systems. This platform enhances accessibility to HTS and enables HTS to be used in small-to-medium scale laboratories. In addition, it allows large-scale combinatorial screening with a small number of valuable cells, such as patients’ primary cancer cells. This technique will have a high impact for widespread use of HTS in the era of personalized medicine. In this thesis, the author firstly describes the need and concept of ‘partipetting’ for pipetting-free HTS platform. It is realized by the one-step pipetting and self-assembly of encoded drug-laden microparticles (DLPs) on the microwells. Next, the technical implementations required for the platform demonstration are described. It includes preparation of encoded DLPs, plastic chip fabrication, and realization of automated system. Lastly, screening of sequential drug combinations using this platform is demonstrated. This shows the potential of the proposed technology for various applications.

Numerical Methods of Mathematics Implemented in Fortran (Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics)

by Sujit Kumar Bose

This book systematically classifies the mathematical formalisms of computational models that are required for solving problems in mathematics, engineering and various other disciplines. It also provides numerical methods for solving these problems using suitable algorithms and for writing computer codes to find solutions. For discrete models, matrix algebra comes into play, while for continuum framework models, real and complex analysis is more suitable. The book clearly describes the method–algorithm–code approach for learning the techniques of scientific computation and how to arrive at accurate solutions by applying the procedures presented. It not only provides instructors with course material but also serves as a useful reference resource. Providing the detailed mathematical proofs behind the computational methods, this book appeals to undergraduate and graduate mathematics and engineering students.The computer codes have been written in the Fortran programming language, which is the traditional language for scientific computation. Fortran has a vast repository of source codes used in real-world applications and has continuously been upgraded in line with the computing capacity of the hardware. The language is fully backwards compatible with its earlier versions, facilitating integration with older source codes.

Analysis of Doubly Truncated Data: An Introduction (SpringerBriefs in Statistics)

by Takeshi Emura Achim Dörre

This book introduces readers to statistical methodologies used to analyze doubly truncated data. The first book exclusively dedicated to the topic, it provides likelihood-based methods, Bayesian methods, non-parametric methods, and linear regression methods. These procedures can be used to effectively analyze continuous data, especially survival data arising in biostatistics and economics. Because truncation is a phenomenon that is often encountered in non-experimental studies, the methods presented here can be applied to many branches of science. The book provides R codes for most of the statistical methods, to help readers analyze their data. Given its scope, the book is ideally suited as a textbook for students of statistics, mathematics, econometrics, and other fields.

Modernization of Asian Theatres: Process and Tradition

by Yasushi Nagata Ravi Chaturvedi

This volume focuses on the theatre history of Asian countries, and discusses the specific context of theatre modernization in Asia. While Asian theatre is one of the primary interests within theatre scholarship in the world today, knowledge of Asian theatre history is very limited and often surprisingly incorrect. Therefore, this volume addresses a major gap in contemporary theatre studies. The volume discusses the conflict between tradition and modernity in theatre, suggesting that the problems of modernity are closely related to the idea of tradition. Although Asian countries preserved the traditional form and values of their respective theatres, they had to also confront the newly introduced values or mechanisms of European modernity. Several papers in this volume therefore provide critical surveys of the history of theatre modernization in Asian countries or regions—Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India Malaysia, Singapore, and Uyghur. Other papers focus on specific case studies of the history of modernization, discussing contemporary Taiwanese performances, translations of modern French comedy into Chinese, the modernization of Chinese Xiqu, modern Okinawan plays, Malaysian traditional performances, Korean national theatre, and Japanese plays during World War II. Renowned academics and theatre critics have contributed to this volume, making it a valuable resource for researchers and students of theatre studies, literature, and cultural studies.

Advancement in the Pathophysiology of Cerebral Stroke

by Ashish Dwivedi Ranjana Patnaik Amit Kumar Tripathi

This book provides detailed and comprehensive mechanistic insights of the various risk factors that lead to the ischemic stroke and the novel therapeutic interventions against it. The first section discusses the different ischemic cerebral stroke-induced inflammatory pathways and dysfunctionality of blood-brain barrier. The later sections of the book deals with the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress and mitophagy in cerebral stroke and introduces the different neuroimaging techniques such as Computed tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Positron emission tomography (PET) and Single-Photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that are used to identify the arterial blockages. The final section comprises of chapters that focus on various neuroprotective strategies and emerging therapeutic interventions for combating stroke pathophysiology. The chapters cover the role of stem cell therapy, the therapeutic effect of low-frequency electromagnetic radiations (LF-EMR), and implications of non-coding RNAs such as micro-RNAs as the biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy in ischemic stroke.

Her Infatuation: An Older Brother's Best Friend Romance (Love Games #6)

by Allyson Lindt

Alyssia’s animal shelter needs a boost of cash to expand its center for abused pets. When her older brother’s best friend, Tate, offers her first access to his crowdfunding startup, she has a million reasons to say yes. And only one reason to say no—she’s crushed on Tate forever, and he doesn’t feel the same. As long as she remembers he’s just eye candy, it’ll be fine. She wants happily ever after, not just happy until the morning after.Tate’s taking the family business to new places, adding a crowdfunding portal for small companies. He just has to ignore the fact the woman using one of his pilot sites isn’t the bratty tag-along she used to be. Alyssia’s grown up, filled out, and has a sexy mind on top of it all. Not that it matters. Tate never hooks up with clients, and he’s certainly not going to pursue his buddy’s sister.When Alyssia’s shelter suffers from slanderous press, the backlash threatens both their businesses. They find stress relief in each other, and an unforgettable night of no-strings passion. The fallout will destroy families, careers, and lifelong friendships if Tate and Alyssia can’t admit how they really feel.Other Books By Allyson Lindt3d20 Series (Ménage Romance)Roll Against TrustRoll Against RegretRoll Against DiscoveryRoll Against Betrayal (Coming April 2019)Game for Cookies Series (Ménage Romance)Seduction GamesControl GamesTwo Plus One (Ménage Romance)Their NerdTheir Matchmaker(Coming June 2019)Subscribe, Live, Love Series (Ménage Romance)Red HuntedRed ConsumedBeauty ClaimedBeauty AwakenedUbiquity Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Soul ReaperSoul Betrayer (Coming May 2019)Truth's Harem Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Fate's IllusionInnovation's MuseApathy's HeroLove Games (M/F Contemporary Romance)His Long ShotHer ArtistHis ReputationHer Airman (Coming March 2019)His Hacker (Coming April 2019)Hacking Wonderland (Erotic Suspense)Reagan through the Looking GlassThe Hatter and the HareStand Alone TitlesSeeking More (M/F New Adult Romance)Brothers of Fate (Paranormal Romance)

His Hacker: A Geeky Forbidden Romance (Love Games #5)

by Allyson Lindt

What happens in Vegas… Can break hearts and destroy careers.Years ago, heartbreak corrupted Jared Tippins’s outlook on love. He spun the betrayal into a rapid climb up the corporate ladder, and swore off any relationship with a morning after. Luckily, the playful siren who rescues him from singing a duet alone in a karaoke bar doesn’t want anything long term. If only he could stop fantasizing about ways to make her moan. Sure, she could’ve mentioned he works for the competition. At least she’s not behind the security concerns that have plagued his company for almost six months.If she were, he’d be screwed on a whole new level.Mikki Elford is determined to have the fun she missed out on when she fast-tracked her way through college. But school had its upside, too. She’s qualified to legally hack corporate networks. Best job ever. She also gained an appreciation for the legends in computing — Gates, Jobs, and Tippins. When she meets Jared Tippins and realizes he’s sexy and fluent in programming languages older than she is, no consequence will dissuade her from an impromptu fling. Fortunately, he doesn’t mind that six months ago she compromised his network to land her job.Oh, crap. He doesn't know.Publisher's Note: This book was previously released as Breaching His Defenses (Love Hack Book 1) and has been heavily edited for this re-release.Other Books By Allyson Lindt3d20 Series (Ménage Romance)Roll Against TrustRoll Against RegretRoll Against DiscoveryRoll Against Betrayal (Coming April 2019)Game for Cookies Series (Ménage Romance)Seduction GamesControl GamesTwo Plus One (Ménage Romance)Their NerdTheir Matchmaker(Coming June 2019)Subscribe, Live, Love Series (Ménage Romance)Red HuntedRed ConsumedBeauty ClaimedBeauty AwakenedUbiquity Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Soul ReaperSoul Betrayer (Coming May 2019)Truth's Harem Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Fate's IllusionInnovation's MuseApathy's HeroLove Games (M/F Contemporary Romance)His Long ShotHer ArtistHis ReputationHer AirmanHis HackerHer Infatuation (Coming April 2019)His Roommate (Coming May 2019)Hacking Wonderland (Erotic Suspense)Reagan through the Looking GlassThe Hatter and the HareStand Alone TitlesSeeking More (M/F New Adult Romance)Brothers of Fate (Paranormal Romance)

Her Airman: A Friends to Lovers Military Romance (Love Games #4)

by Allyson Lindt

They toed a line while he was deployed. Flirting. Dirty-Talk. Mutual self-gratification. Nothing was off limits. Now he's back, and these best friends have to figure out where they stand.Riley falls hard and fast for the guys she dates, and it never ends with the wedding bells she expects. Tired of the heartbreak and unsure she even knows what love is, she swears off unreliable things like dating and trying to find that elusive happily-ever-after spark.Which is great, except she misses the physical part of being half a couple. Fortunately, now her best friend, Zane, is back from his military deployment, he offers to tie her up in the bedroom with no expectations.Zane's holding something back, and Riley sees how much the secret haunts him. If she can't help him overcome his demons, their friendship and their no-strings playtime may not survive.Publisher's Note: This was previously released as Toeing the Line by Allyson Lindt. It has been revised and edited for this release.Other Books By Allyson Lindt3d20 Series (Ménage Romance)Roll Against TrustRoll Against RegretRoll Against DiscoveryRoll Against Betrayal (Coming April 2019)Game for Cookies Series (Ménage Romance)Seduction GamesControl GamesTwo Plus One (Ménage Romance)Their NerdTheir Matchmaker(Coming June 2019)Subscribe, Live, Love Series (Ménage Romance)Red HuntedRed ConsumedBeauty ClaimedBeauty AwakenedUbiquity Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Soul ReaperSoul Betrayer (Coming May 2019)Truth's Harem Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Fate's IllusionInnovation's MuseApathy's HeroLove Games (M/F Contemporary Romance)His Long ShotHer ArtistHis ReputationHer Airman (Coming March 2019)His Hacker (Coming April 2019)Hacking Wonderland (Erotic Suspense)Reagan through the Looking GlassThe Hatter and the HareStand Alone TitlesSeeking More (M/F New Adult Romance)Brothers of Fate (Paranormal Romance)

3d20 Collection 1 (Books 1-3): A Ménage Romance Anthology

by Allyson Lindt

Three best selling ménage novellas, one collectionRoll Against TrustTasha's not looking for love, but she doesn't mind just looking… and maybe a little fantasizing about her two best friends and weekend AD&D buddies.Roll Against RegretZoe's broadened her horizons since she hooked up with Jackson, but their latest shared fantasy beats all others.Roll Against DiscoveryWhen Evan and Trevor offer to keep Kathryn company during an anime convention, she's not letting her shy self screw up the opportunity.Publisher's Note: These are the same books available individually in the 3d20 series.Other Books By Allyson Lindt3d20 Series (Ménage Romance)Roll Against TrustRoll Against RegretRoll Against DiscoveryRoll Against Betrayal (Coming April 2019)Game for Cookies Series (Ménage Romance)Seduction GamesControl GamesTwo Plus One (Ménage Romance)Their NerdTheir Matchmaker(Coming June 2019)Subscribe, Live, Love Series (Ménage Romance)Red HuntedRed ConsumedBeauty ClaimedBeauty AwakenedUbiquity Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Soul ReaperSoul Betrayer (Coming May 2019)Truth's Harem Series (Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem)Fate's IllusionInnovation's MuseApathy's HeroLove Games (M/F Contemporary Romance)His Long ShotHer ArtistHis ReputationHer Airman (Coming March 2019)His Hacker (Coming April 2019)Hacking Wonderland (Erotic Suspense)Reagan through the Looking GlassThe Hatter and the HareStand Alone TitlesSeeking More (M/F New Adult Romance)Brothers of Fate (Paranormal Romance)

Just Married Please Excuse by Yashodhara Lal

by Yashodhara Lal

Yashodhara, a quick-tempered gal from the big city is hitched to Vijay, a laidback desi boy from a small town – in one word - Trouble! The young couple must learn to adjust to married life and to each other – whether it is Yashodhara's 'temper tantrums' or Vijay's foot-in-mouth syndrome – with a little help from their idiosyncratic staff, Zarreena and Vinod, their nutty friend Vivi and, of course, their respective families. With the unexpected arrival of baby Anoushka a.k.a. Peanut, the battles escalate, fuelled by their vastly divergent views on raising a child. Will their many differences – so endearing at the start of their romance – actually turn out to mean that they are just incompatible? Will they ever manage to agree on anything? Or have they just bitten off more than they can chew? A fresh and honest take on marriage and parenthood, and all the chaos that comes with it. This is a story of self-discovery that will have you laughing out loud – and sympathizing wholeheartedly with its quirky and likeable cast of characters.

Delhi A novel by Khushwant Singh: A Novel

by Khushwant Singh

This is Khushwant Singh’s vast, erotic, irreverent magnum opus on the city of Delhi. The principal narrator of the saga, which extends over six hundred years, is a bawdy, ageing reprobate who loves Delhi as much as he does the hijda whore Bhagmati–half man, half woman with the sexual inventiveness and energy of both the sexes. Travelling through time, space and history to ‘discover’ his beloved city, the narrator meets a myriad of people–poets and princes, saints and sultans, temptresses and traitors, emperors and eunuchs–who have participated in [and been witness to] the major historical forces that have shaped and endowed Delhi with its very special mystique… And as we accompany the narrator on his epic journey we find the city of emperors transformed and immortalized in our minds for ever.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

by Ashlee Vance

<p>In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, <i>Elon Musk</i> is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs--a real-life Tony Stark--and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers". <p>Ashlee Vance spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. <p>Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy. <p>Thorough and insightful, <i>Elon Musk</i> brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.</p> <p><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b></p>

His Reputation: A Billionaire Geek Romance (Love Games #3)

by Allyson Lindt

Scott McAllister's attitude is as much a part of his software empire's public image as its bestselling video games—there's no way he's letting his board of directors force him to behave just because someone might be watching.Then he meets his new publicity manager. Kenzie Carter is gorgeous, intelligent, and organized to a fault. Having her around is the perfect excuse to get down and dirty during business hours, show her the appeal of embracing chaos, and still claim he's complying with the board's edict.And as long as he doesn't fall for the woman who's supposed to make over his geeky exterior, he can pretend screwing around with her isn't a conflict of interest.Publisher's Note: This book was previously released as Conflict of Interest (Version 2.0 Book 2) and has been edited and revised for this re-release.

Hellish (The Hell Chronicles #1)

by Tina Glasneck

Lady Hel has never had luck or use for love. She's the ruler of Hel! She doesn't need anyone... until a curse forces her to look for her one true love. For crossing Odin, she's stripped of her position and sent to an ostentatious estate until she is able to find love. Harley Andersen is a seven-year college senior with no idea what to do with his life. So far all he's come up with is killing time. When his best friend dares him to hop the gate of what's supposed be a haunted house, he encounters a woman who steals a lot more than his breath. And what she's offering could give him the future he's missing. It'll just require a trip to the past. This is a standalone book in the HELL CHRONICLES. Fans will recognize characters from the DRAGON SERIES, but you don't need to read them first to enjoy this new adult fantasy that turns the Beauty and Beast tale on its head.

Tell Me What You Need: Knights Of Texas Book Three (Knights of Texas #3)

by Susan Sheehey

He thrives on stealing hearts, until he meets the ultimate thief. Knights of Texas, novella series Book Three - Vaughn Vaughn Ayers' stellar dance skills and a carefree attitude steal women's hearts. His dashing smile demands the spotlight, an ideal fit in the Knights of Texas-- a luxury male escort agency. Until an old high school acquaintance hires him for a job. She was a nerdy misfit back then, but not anymore. The lustrous Latina lures him to a formal event, and steals much more than his heart. Cora Castillo's career exists in gray areas, with only her lock pick and crusader mentality in her toolbox. When she hires an escort to pose as a diversion, the last person she expects to walk in the door is her former high school crush in a tux. With her cover blown, and a high-stakes target minutes away, she'll have to sacrifice more than her date to succeed. Games and cons dance these heart-stealers in circles, until they spin themselves into a seductive web from which neither can escape. Knights of Texas Now accepting clients. Noble protectors of pleasure bring their expertise to showing a woman her true worth. Revealing a woman’s value is their devoted mission. These southern charmers can all but guarantee kindling a woman’s heart.

Tell Me What You Crave: Knights Of Texas Book Two (Knights of Texas #2)

by Susan Sheehey

Dorian breaks all the rules of a Knight. Life's too short to be bound by stupid rules, anyway. Marines, tattoos, and dark charm steal the limelight in the next installment of the Knights of Texas luxury male escort series! Dorian's humorous edge and off-the-cuff charisma will have you grinning and blushing like a romance reader virgin! If you want a super steamy romance and melt into the arms of a muscular, tattooed Marine, click now! Knights of Texas novella series Book Two - Dorian He thrives on temptation. Dorian West is the living embodiment of dark suave and charm, a role he relishes with the Knights of Texas—a luxury male escort agency. He’s determined to make every client feel her value, and enjoy life through seduction and vibrance. But despite his life of pleasure and showing women a good time, his true fascination is his neighbor, the captivating woman in 9C, Grace Evans. Grace’s sole focus is her job, and she avoids romantic connections at all costs. Her distaste for Don Juans and Casanovas makes her distrust all flirtatious men, despite Dorian’s persistence and enticing, muscular physique. Through chance and misunderstanding, she begrudgingly agrees to pretend to date Dorian to avoid the acidic limelight from her celebrity friend. But things go from chaos to catastrophe in the flash of a camera, and Dorian’s charm and talents are tested beyond its limits. Knights of Texas novella series Now accepting clients. Noble protectors of pleasure bring their expertise to showing a woman her true worth. Revealing a woman’s value is their devoted mission. These southern charmers can all but guarantee kindling a woman’s heart. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, they do not have to be read in order

Psychotherapie (Basiswissen Psychologie)

by Mark Helle

Dieses Lehrbuch stellt die zentralen Modelle und Konzepte der Psychotherapie vor und vermittelt einen kompakten Überblick über das nötige Grundlagenwissen: Was ist Psychotherapie? Welche Ansätze gibt es? Wie steht es um deren Wirksamkeit? Neben den Grundlagen werden konkrete psychotherapeutische Behandlungsprozesse anhand ausgewählter Fallbeispiele anschaulich gemacht. Außerdem gibt es Anregungen für die Vertiefung ausgewählter Themengebiete.

Biologie der Sinne: Vom Molekül zur Wahrnehmung

by Stephan Frings Frank Müller

Unsere Sinne - Sehen, Hören, Riechen, Schmecken und Tasten - bestimmen wesentlich unser Leben. Alles was wir wissen, wurde uns von unseren Sinnen vermittelt. Aber wie funktionieren unsere Sinne und wie kommt das Wissen über die Welt in unseren Kopf? Nach welchen Kriterien entscheidet unser Gehirn, was zu tun ist?In diesem Sachbuch wird allgemeinverständlich dargelegt, wie hoch entwickelt die Sinnesorgane bei Tieren und Menschen sind. Oft erreichen Sinnesleistungen die Grenze des physikalisch Möglichen. Das Buch erklärt, wie Sinnesreize erfasst werden, wie sie in die Sprache des Nervensystems übersetzt werden und wie unser Gehirn Sinnesinformation verarbeitet. Das Gehirn setzt dabei auf wohl bewährte Strategien, die ein Ziel verfolgen: die Überlebenschance des Organismus zu erhöhen. Deshalb wird in diesem Buch gezeigt, wie sehr die Sinnesleistungen durch die Evolution geformt und bestimmt wurden. Das Buch zeigt auch, dass viele Tiere ihre Umwelt vollkommen anders wahrnehmen als wir.Für die Neuauflage haben die Autoren den Text durchgesehen und auf den aktuellen Stand gebracht.

Balal Wasura - බළල් වසුර

by Dickman Wijesinghe - ඩික්මන් විජේසිංහ

ළමුන් සඳහා ලියැවුණු ඉතා රසවත් කථාන්තරයකි.

Elektrotechnik: Für Maschinenbauer sowie Studierende technischer Fächer

by Rolf Fischer

Dieses erfolgreiche Lehrbuch hat sich schon seit Jahrzehnten bei der Ausbildung von Ingenieuren an angewandten Hochschulen bewährt. Es vermittelt leicht verständlich die elektrotechnischen Grundlagen und stellt die Fachgebiete dar, die für die verschiedenen Tätigkeitsbereiche der Ingenieure unverzichtbar sind.

Künstliche Intelligenz für Sales, Marketing und Service: Mit AI und Bots zu einem Algorithmic Business – Konzepte und Best Practices

by Peter Gentsch

Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie einen leicht verständlichen Praxisleitfaden, der systematisch die Technologien und Methoden der KI mit klaren Business-Szenarien verknüpft. Erfahren Sie, wie Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ihr Pricing sowie Ihre Produktempfehlungen automatisiert, Ihre Kundenkommunikation und Conversational Commerce übernimmt oder durch Customer-Journey-Analysen das Marketing Budget effizient verteilt. Lesen Sie, wie Sie Kunden- und Marktpotenziale über Daten identifizieren und Marktforschung intelligent optimieren können. Lernen Sie, wie Sie zu vertretbaren Kosten die Kommunikation mit Bestandskunden verbessern, die Kundenzufriedenheit dauerhaft steigern und letztlich die Umsätze positiv entwickeln können.Entscheider im Marketing, Geschäftsführer und Vorstände finden in diesem Buch einen praktischen Ratgeber zur Einführung von Künstlicher Intelligenz in Management und Marketing. So werden Ihre ersten Schritte in Richtung Algorithmic Business mit akzeptablem Aufwand und Kosten gelingen. Die zweite Auflage wurde vollständig durchgesehen und um spannende neue Best Practices von Disney, der Techniker Krankenkasse, Mercedes Benz Consulting und Spotify erweitert. Aus dem Inhalt: Mit Gastbeiträgen und Best Practices von Alex Dogariu, Mercedes-Benz Consulting, Klaus Eck, d.Tales GmbH, Prof. Dr. Martin Grothe, complexium GmbH, Professor Dr. Nils Hafner, Hochschule Luzern Wirtschaft/Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen Zug IFZ, Bruno Kollhorst, Techniker Krankenkasse, Andreas Kulpa, DATAlovers AG, Marco Philipp, Newcastle University, David Popineau, Disney, Dr. rer. nat. Michael Thess, Signal Cruncher GmbH, Jens Scholz, prudsys AG, Andreas Schwabe, Blackwood Seven Germany GmbH, Dr. Thomas Wilde, mesa.ai und LMU München.

The Era of Internet of Things: Towards a Smart World

by Khaled Salah Mohamed

This book introduces readers to all the necessary components and knowledge to start being a vital part of the IoT revolution. The author discusses how to create smart-IoT solutions to help solve a variety of real problems. Coverage includes the most important aspects of IoT architecture, the various applications of IoT, and the enabling technologies for IoT. This book presents key IoT concepts and abstractions, while showcasing real case studies. The discussion also includes an analysis of IoT strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Readers will benefit from the in-depth introduction to internet of things concepts, along with discussion of IoT algorithms and architectures tradeoffs. Case studies include smart homes, smart agriculture, and smart automotive.

Game Theory, the Internet of Things and 5G Networks: Utilizing Game Theoretic Models to Characterize Challenging Scenarios (EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing)

by Josephina Antoniou

This book shows how to model selected communication scenarios using game theory. The book helps researchers specifically dealing with scenarios motivated by the increasing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G Communications by using game theory to approach the study of such challenging scenarios. The author explains how game theory acts as a mathematical tool that models decision making in terms of strategies and mechanisms that can result in optimal payoffs for a number of interacting entities, offering often antagonistic behaviors. The book explores new technologies in terms of design, development and management from a theoretical perspective, using game theory to analyze strategic situations and demonstrate profitable behaviors of the cooperative entities. The book identifies and explores several significant applications/uses/situations that arise from the vast deployment of the IoT. The presentation of the technological scenarios is followed in each of the first four chapters by a step-by-step theoretical model often followed by equilibrium proof, and numerical simulation results, that are explained in a tutorial-like manner. The four chapters tackle challenging IoT and 5G related issues, including: new security threats that IoT brings, e.g. botnets, ad hoc vehicular networks and the need for trust in vehicular communications, content repetition by offloading traffic onto mobile users, as well as issues due to new wearable devices that enable data collection to become more intrusive.

The Structure and Function of Aquatic Microbial Communities (Advances in Environmental Microbiology #7)

by Christon J. Hurst

This book discusses how aquatic microbial communities develop interactive metabolic coordination both within and between species to optimize their energetics. It explains that microbial community structuration often includes functional stratification among a multitude of organisms that variously exist either suspended in the water, lodged in sediments, or bound to one another as biofilms on solid surfaces. The authors describe techniques that can be used for preparing and distributing microbiologically safe drinking water, which presents the challenge of successfully removing the pathogenic members of the aquatic microbial community and then safely delivering that water to consumers. Drinking water distribution systems have their own microbial ecology, which we must both understand and control in order to maintain the safety of the water supply. Since studying aquatic microorganisms often entails identifying them, the book also discusses techniques for successfully isolating and cultivating bacteria. As such, it appeals to microbiologists, microbial ecologists and water quality scientists.

Examining Effective Practices at Minority-Serving Institutions: Beyond a Deficit Framing of Leadership

by Robert T. Palmer DeShawn Preston Amanda Assalone

This book aims to help expand the pipeline for executive leaders at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), where there is a high turnover in leadership, particularly among HBCUs. The editors and their contributors examine leadership at MSIs from an anti-deficit approach and create and add to the scholarly discourse around effective leadership practices, models, and strategies for leaders at MSIs. With this approach, this book seeks to help leaders of MSIs increase their leadership capacities, which may help expand the pipeline of MSI leaders and equip them with the skills to be successful in their positions.

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