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NEIS Conference 2016

By Detlef Schulz
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  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Isbn : 3658150297
  • Pages : 227
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 366
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Der Konferenzband gibt die Beiträge der Tagung von 2016 mit dem Schwerpunkt Netzintegration von erneuerbaren Energie wieder. Alle Beiträge enthalten eine englische und deutsche Zusammenfassung.

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The four-volume set LNCS 11746–11749 constitutes the proceedings of the 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2019, held in Paphos, Cyprus, in September 2019. The total of 111 full papers presented together with 55 short papers and 48 other papers in these books was carefully reviewed and selected from 385 submissions. The contributions are organized in topical sections named: Part I: accessibility design principles; assistive technology for cognition and neurodevelopment disorders; assistive technology for mobility and rehabilitation; assistive technology for visually impaired; co-design and design methods; crowdsourcing and collaborative work; cyber security and e-voting systems; design methods; design principles for safety/critical systems. Part II: e-commerce; education and HCI curriculum I; education and HCI curriculum II; eye-gaze interaction; games and gamification; human-robot interaction and 3D interaction; information visualization; information visualization and augmented reality; interaction design for culture and development I. Part III: interaction design for culture and development II; interaction design for culture and development III; interaction in public spaces; interaction techniques for writing and drawing; methods for user studies; mobile HCI; personalization and recommender systems; pointing, touch, gesture and speech-based interaction techniques; social networks and social media interaction. Part IV: user modelling and user studies; user experience; users’ emotions, feelings and perception; virtual and augmented reality I; virtual and augmented reality II; wearable and tangible interaction; courses; demonstrations and installations; industry case studies; interactive posters; panels; workshops. The chapter ‘Analyzing Accessibility Barriers Using Cost-Benefit Analysis to Design Reliable Navigation Services for Wheelchair Users’ is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Sourcebook on the Foundations of Social Protection Delivery Systems

By Kathy Lindert,Tina George Karippacheril,Inés Rodríguez Caillava,Kenichi Nishikawa Chávez
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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Isbn : 146481578X
  • Pages : 472
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 658
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The Sourcebook on the Foundations of Social Protection Delivery Systems synthesizes real-world experiences and lessons learned of social protection delivery systems from around the globe. It takes a broad view of social protection, covering various intended populations such as poor or low-income families, unemployed workers, persons with disabilities, and individuals facing social risks. It discusses many types of interventions that governments provide to individuals, families, or households, including categorical programs, poverty-targeted programs, labor benefits and services, disability benefits and services, and social services. The Sourcebook seeks to address concrete “how-to†? questions, including: • How do countries deliver social protection benefits and services? • How do they do so effectively and efficiently? • How do they ensure dynamic inclusion, especially for the most vulnerable and needy? • How do they promote better coordination and integration—not only among social protection programs but also among programs in other parts of government? • How can they meet the needs of their intended populations and provide a better client experience? The delivery systems framework elaborates on the key elements of that operating environment. The framework is anchored in core implementation phases along the delivery chain. Key actors, including people and institutions, interact all along that delivery chain. Those interactions are facilitated by communications, information systems, and technology. This framework can apply to the delivery of one or many programs and to the delivery of adaptive social protection. The Sourcebook structures itself around eight key principles that can frame the delivery systems mind-set: 1. There is no single blueprint for delivery systems, but there are commonalities, and those common elements constitute the core of the delivery systems framework. 2. Quality of implementation matters, and weaknesses in any of the core elements will negatively affect the entire system, reducing the impacts of the program(s) they support. 3. Delivery systems evolve over time, in a nonlinear fashion, and their starting points matter. 4. Efforts should be made to “keep it simple†? and to “do simple well,†? from the start. 5. The “first mile†?—people’s direct interface with administrative functions—is often the weakest link in the delivery chain; improving it may take systemic change but will greatly improve overall efficiencies and mitigate the risk of failures on the frontlines. 6. Social protection programs do not operate in a vacuum, and thus their delivery systems should not be developed in silos; synergies across institutions and information systems are possible and can improve program outcomes. 7. Social protection delivery systems can contribute more broadly to government’s ability to serve other sectors, such as health insurance subsidies, scholarships, social energy tariffs, housing benefits, and legal services. 8. The dual challenges of inclusion and coordination are pervasive and perennial and encourage the continuous improvement of delivery systems, through a dynamic, integrated, and human-centered approach.

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience

By Abbas Rajabifard,Daniel Paez,Greg Foliente
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1000402924
  • Pages : 558
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 829
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"The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.1201/9781003181590, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license." Geospatial information plays an important role in managing location dependent pandemic situations across different communities and domains. Geospatial information and technologies are particularly critical to strengthening urban and rural resilience, where economic, agricultural, and various social sectors all intersect. Examining the United Nations' SDGs from a geospatial lens will ensure that the challenges are addressed for all populations in different locations. This book, with worldwide contributions focused on COVID-19 pandemic, provides interdisciplinary analysis and multi-sectoral expertise on the use of geospatial information and location intelligence to support community resilience and authorities to manage pandemics.

University Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

By Walter Leal Filho,Rafael Leal-Arcas
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319895907
  • Pages : 403
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 907
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This book focuses on the role of higher education institutions in addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges, contributing to the development of this fast-growing field. Further, it includes the results of empirical research and offers ideas regarding on-going and future research initiatives. The contributions also • showcase the research and projects on issues pertaining to climate change at universities from across the globe; • document and promote ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially successful initiatives and best practices; and • introduce methodological approaches and projects that offer a better understanding of climate change across society and economic sectors. The book is structured around two parts: lessons learned from climate change research, education, studies and projects. Each part focuses on mitigation and adaptation respectively, with many responses of the two modalities overlapping. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of environment, human geography, business and economics, as well as academics and students, as it presents education, communication and awareness-raising projects on matters related to climate change at universities in both industrialised and developing countries, often in cooperation with government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders.

Environmental Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

By Management Association, Information Resources
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1522570349
  • Pages : 1726
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 967
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Environmental information and systems play a major role in environmental decision making. As such, it is vital to understand the impact that they have on different aspects of sustainable environmental management, as well as to understand the opportunism they might present for further improvement. Environmental Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source containing the latest research on the use of information systems to track and organize environmental data for use in an overall environmental management system. Highlighting a range of topics such as environmental analysis, remote sensing, and geographic information science, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, data scientists, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of environmental information systems.

Geospatial Technologies for All

By Ali Mansourian,Petter Pilesjö,Lars Harrie,Ron van Lammeren
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319782088
  • Pages : 382
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 745
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This book presents the research papers accepted for the 21st AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held at Lund University Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Centre, Sweden on 12–15 June 2018. It discusses the role of geospatial technologies in the digitalization of society and is intended primarily for professionals and researchers in fields that can benefit from geoinformation – both within and outside the area of geographic information science.

Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems

By
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0128047933
  • Pages : 1474
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 850
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Geographical Information Systems is a computer system used to capture, store, analyze and display information related to positions on the Earth’s surface. It has the ability to show multiple types of information on multiple geographical locations in a single map, enabling users to assess patterns and relationships between different information points, a crucial component for multiple aspects of modern life and industry. This 3-volumes reference provides an up-to date account of this growing discipline through in-depth reviews authored by leading experts in the field. VOLUME EDITORS Thomas J. Cova The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States Ming-Hsiang Tsou San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States Georg Bareth University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany Chunqiao Song University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States Yan Song University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States Kai Cao National University of Singapore, Singapore Elisabete A. Silva University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom Covers a rapidly expanding discipline, providing readers with a detailed overview of all aspects of geographic information systems, principles and applications Emphasizes the practical, socioeconomic applications of GIS Provides readers with a reliable, one-stop comprehensive guide, saving them time in searching for the information they need from different sources

Transhumanisms and Biotechnologies in Consumer Society

By Jennifer Takhar,Rika Houston,Nikhilesh Dholakia
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1000789063
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 402
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Transhumanisms and Biotechnologies in Consumer Society offers new, critical perspectives on the impact of 'life-enhancing' technological advancements on consumer identity positions and market evolutions. Technoprogressive innovations that include body modification technologies and reproductive technologies have enabled people to transcend bodily constraints. In parallel, they provoke necessary, critical interrogation around human capabilities, technological possibilities, gender equality, feminism, personal identity, bioethics, markets and morality. The contributions in this book re-evaluate these topics and elucidate some of the vexed relationships between consumers of biotechnologies and markets they consider restrictive or misleading. Secondly, by illustrating consumers’ questioning of and resistance to biomedical, market imperatives, they highlight how the notion of consumer sovereignty, consumer influence over markets, has now advanced into novel forms of consumer activism made manifest through contemporary health justice movements. The chapters in this book also uncover profoundly personal consumer accounts on coping with and managing bodies-in-transition, focusing on illness, self-perception, survivorship and the vicissitudes of these corporeal experiences. This book will allow readers to understand how accelerated technological market changes are being experienced and creatively countered at the societal and individual level. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Journal of Marketing Management.

Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations

By Nicolas Valcik,Denis Dean
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000651193
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 304
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This book shows how Global Information Systems (GIS) can be used for operations management in public institutions. It covers theory and practical applications, ranging from tracking public health trends to mapping transportation routes, to charting the safest handling of hazardous materials. Along with an expert line-up of contributors and case studies, the editors provide a complete overview of how to use GIS as part of a successful, collaborative data analysis, and how to translate the information into cost-saving decisions, or even life-saving ones.

Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications

By Hassan A. Karimi,Bobak Karimi
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1351855999
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 870
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Data science has recently gained much attention for a number of reasons, and among them is Big Data. Scientists (from almost all disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, among others) and engineers (from all fields including civil, environmental, chemical, mechanical, among others) are faced with challenges posed by data volume, variety, and velocity, or Big Data. This book is designed to highlight the unique characteristics of geospatial data, demonstrate the need to different approaches and techniques for obtaining new knowledge from raw geospatial data, and present select state-of-the-art geospatial data science techniques and how they are applied to various geoscience problems.

Evidence-Based Practice in Action: Comprehensive Strategies, Tools, and Tips From University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Second Edition

By Laura Cullen,Kirsten Hanrahan,Michele Farrington,Sharon Tucker,Stephanie Edmonds
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  • Publisher : Sigma Theta Tau
  • Isbn : 1948057956
  • Pages : 670
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 725
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“Building on extensive real-life experience with EBP, this expert team from University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics provides vital guidance to clinicians at the cutting edge of care improvement.” –Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN Castella Endowed Distinguished Professor School of Nursing and Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (CTSA) University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio “This new edition is essential for all who want to deliver evidence-based care. Beautifully organized, it is readable, practical, and user-friendly.” –Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor Emerita, University of Iowa College of Nursing Distinguished Nurse Scientist in Aging, Reynolds Center Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, College of Nursing “Evidence-Based Practice in Action, Second Edition, will continue to ensure high-quality, evidence-based care is implemented in healthcare systems across the country — and the world. It should also be a well-worn tool in every implementation scientist’s toolkit. –Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Associate Director for Engagement, Integration and Implementation Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Iowa Translate knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action. The biggest barrier to effective evidence-based practice (EBP) is the failure to effectively translate available knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action. This failure is rarely due to lack of information, understanding, or experience. In fact, it usually comes down to a simple lack of tools and absence of a clear plan to integrate EBP into care. Problem solved: Evidence-Based Practice in Action, Second Edition, is a time-tested, application-oriented EBP resource for any EBP process model and is organized based on The Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care. This book offers a proven, detailed plan to help nurses and healthcare professionals promote and achieve EBP implementation, adoption, sustained use. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Identify Triggering Issues/Opportunities Chapter 2: State the Question or Purpose Chapter 3: Is This Topic a Priority? Chapter 4: Form a Team Chapter 5: Assemble, Appraise, and Synthesize Body of Evidence Chapter 6: Is There Sufficient Evidence? Chapter 7: Design and Pilot the Practice Change Chapter 8: Evaluation Chapter 9: Implementation Chapter 10: Is Change Appropriate for Adoption in Practice? Chapter 11: Integrate and Sustain the Practice Change Chapter 12: Disseminate Results Appendix A: The Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care Appendix B: Iowa Implementation for Sustainability Framework Appendix C: Select Evidence-Based Practice Models Appendix D: Glossary

Advanced Solutions of Transport Systems for Growing Mobility

By Grzegorz Sierpiński
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319623168
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 565
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What are the parameters that should be taken into account in an advanced simulation model designed for a transport system that promotes green travelling policies? How can the goal of modal shift be pursued through ICT solutions? Is it enough to apply only a single criterion when planning transport systems? What is the importance of information acquisition and provision in Intelligent Transport Systems? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in this publication. It also contains numerous analyses based on relevant data sets, illustrating the close relationship between ITS and the changes observed in terms of how specific means of transport are used. What proves to be particularly important for advanced transport systems is the use of environmentally friendly solutions that reduce their negative environmental impacts; accordingly, the book also addresses this aspect. With regard to the research results discussed and the selected solutions applied, the book prim arily addresses the needs of three target groups: · Scientists and researchers (ITS field) · Local authorities (responsible for transport systems at the urban and regional level) · Representatives of business (traffic strategy management) and industry (manufacturers of ITS components) Advanced Solutions of Transport Systems for Growing Mobility gathers selected papers presented at the 14th “Transport Systems. Theory and Practice” Scientific and Technical Conference, organized by the Department of Transport Systems and Traffic Engineering at the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology. The conference was held on 18-20 September 2017 in Katowice (Poland). More details at www.TSTP.polsl.pl

Urban Experience and Design

By Justin B. Hollander,Ann Sussman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000178390
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 216
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Embracing a biological and evolutionary perspective to explain the human experience of place, Urban Experience and Design explores how cognitive science and biometric tools provide an evidence-based foundation for architecture and planning. Aiming to promote the creation of a healthier and happier public realm, this book describes how unconscious responses to stimuli, outside our conscious awareness, direct our experience of the built environment and govern human behavior in our surroundings. This collection contains 15 chapters, including contributions from researchers in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Iran. Addressing topics such as the impact of eye-tracking analysis and seeing beauty and empathy within buildings, Urban Experience and Design encourages us to reframe our understanding of design, including the narrative of how modern architecture and planning came to be in the first place. This volume invites students, academics and scholars to see how cognitive science and biometric findings give us remarkable 21st-century metrics for evaluating and improving designs, even before they are built.