Trust Management

Author: Peter Herrmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540260420
Release Date: 2005-05-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Trust Management, iTrust 2005, held in Paris, France in May 2005. The 21 revised full papers and 4 revised short papers presented together with 2 keynote papers and 7 trust management tool and systems demonstration reports were carefully reviewed and selected from 71 papers submitted. Besides technical issues in distributed computing and open systems, topics from law, social sciences, business, and psychology are addressed in order to develop a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of current aspects and challenges in the area of trust management in dynamic open systems.

Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems 2010

Author: Álvaro Herrero
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642166261
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Computers

rd The 3 International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems (CISIS 2010) provided a broad and interdisciplinary forum to present the most recent developments in several very active scientific areas such as Machine Learning, Infrastructure Protection, Intelligent Methods in Energy and Transportation, Network Security, Biometry, Cryptography, High-performance and Grid Computing, and Industrial Perspective among others. The global purpose of CISIS series of conferences has been to form a broad and interdisciplinary meeting ground offering the opportunity to interact with the leading research team and industries actively involved in the critical area of security, and have a picture of the current solutions adopted in practical domains. This volume of Advances in Intelligence and Soft Computing contains accepted papers presented at CISIS 2010, which was held in León, Spain, on November 11–12, 2010. CISIS 2010 received over 50 technical submissions. After a thorough peer-review process, the International Program Committee - lected 25 papers which are published in this conference proceedings. This allowed the Scientific Committee to verify the vital and crucial nature of the topics - volved in the event, and resulted in an acceptance rate close to 50% of the ori- nally submitted manuscripts.

Designing for Privacy and its Legal Framework

Author: Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319986241
Release Date: 2018-11-03
Genre: Law

This book discusses the implementation of privacy by design in Europe, a principle that has been codified within the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While privacy by design inspires hope for future privacy-sensitive designs, it also introduces the need for a common understanding of the legal and technical concepts of privacy and data protection. By pursuing an interdisciplinary approach and comparing the problem definitions and objectives of both disciplines, this book bridges the gap between the legal and technical fields in order to enhance the regulatory and academic discourse. The research presented reveals the scope of legal principles and technical tools for privacy protection, and shows that the concept of privacy by design goes beyond the principle of the GDPR. The book presents an analysis of how current regulations delegate the implementation of technical privacy and data protection measures to developers and describes how policy design must evolve in order to implement privacy by design and default principles.

Rigorous Development of Complex Fault Tolerant Systems

Author: Michael Butler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540482659
Release Date: 2006-11-27
Genre: Computers

Many software systems have reached a level of complication, mainly because of their size, heterogeneity and distribution, which results in faults appearing that cannot be traced back easily to the code. Some of these "faults" could also be unexpected program behavior that appears as a result of interactions between different parts of the program; this is commonly known as complexity. New methods, approaches, tools and techniques are needed to cope with the increasing complexity in software systems; amongst them, fault-tolerance techniques and formal methods, supported by the corresponding tools, are promising solutions. This book brings together papers focusing on the application of rigorous design techniques to the development of fault-tolerant, software-based systems. This volume is an outcome of the REFT 2005 Workshop on Rigorous Engineering of Fault-Tolerant Systems held in conjunction with the Formal Methods 2005 conference at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, in July 2005. The authors of the best workshop papers were asked to enhance and expand their work and a number of well-established researchers working in the area contributed invited chapters. From the 19 refereed and revised papers presented, 12 are versions reworked from the workshop; 9 of them are totally new. The book is rounded off by two provocatively different position on the role of programming languages.

Analog Interfaces for Digital Signal Processing Systems

Author: Frank op 't Eynde
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792393481
Release Date: 1993-06-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The ever-increasing complexity and speed of digital circuits has considerably modified the architecture of integrated signal processing systems, resulting in the analog parts of the system being pushed towards the boundaries of the signal processing chain. The specification requirements of these analog interface circuits are becoming very strict, in order to fully benefit from the speed performance and the high dynamic range offered by digital circuits. Analog Interfaces for Digital Signal Processing Systems analyzes the analog interfaces of a digital signal processing chain, and presents techniques to obtain maximum performance for various technologies and applications. The book serves as a general introduction and as a reference work in the fields of low-distortion analog circuits and oversampled data converters. It can also be used as the text for advanced courses covering these topics.

Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems

Author: Thierry van Cutsem
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792381394
Release Date: 1998-03-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems presents a clear description of voltage instability and collapse phenomena. It proposes a uniform and coherent theoretical framework for analysis and covers state-of-the-art methods. The book describes practical methods that can be used for voltage security assessment and offers a variety of examples. This is a first attempt to condense the technical papers and reports on this subject into a single, coherent, and theoretically sound presentation. Transmission, generation, and load aspects of the voltage instability problem are treated in detail, and a comprehensive power system model for use in voltage stability analysis is developed and explained. Notions and concepts from nonlinear system theory are presented in a tutorial manner for the use of those new to the field. Loadability, sensitivity, and bifurcation analysis of voltage stability are introduced and treated in depth. Voltage instability mechanisms are classified and minutely examined, together with the countermeasures that can be used to avoid them. In addition, voltage security criteria and methods are reviewed, analyzed and illustrated through realistic computer results. Voltage Stability is a relatively recent and challenging problem in Power Systems Engineering. It is gaining in importance as the trend of operating power systems closer to their limits continues to increase.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015054048460
Release Date: 2004
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Transient Stability of Power Systems

Author: Mania Pavella
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792379632
Release Date: 2000-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Transient Stability of Power Systems is a monograph devoted to a hybrid-direct temporal method called SIME (for Single Machine Equivalent). SIME processes temporal information about the multimachine system dynamics to assess and control any type of transient instabilities under any type and model of power systems. Two approaches may be distinguished depending upon the source of information used: `Preventative SIME' which relies on a time-domain program to simulate anticipated contingencies, and `Emergency SIME' which uses real-time measurements. Preventative SIME mainly comprises two techniques: contingency filtering, ranking, and assessment; and (simultaneous) stabilization of harmful contingencies. The resulting preventative transient stability assessment and control (TSA&C) software can be used in all application contexts of transient stability studies. In a control center, for instance, its computational performances enable it to cope with very stringent requirements of real-time operation. Besides, interfacing SIME with an OPF algorithm allows combining transient stability constraints with specifics of the liberalized electricity market. Emergency SIME is a novel closed-loop control technique which contains the transient instabilities caused by contingencies' actual occurrence. It relies on real-time measurements to predict (the size of) instability and, accordingly, to design and trigger control actions able to impede system loss of synchronism. Emergency SIME is particularly suitable for protecting important generation sites and can complement preventative SIME. Both approaches rely on the same principles and basic software which yields a comprehensive and unified approach to TSA&C. The design of near optimal control techniques is a major asset of this software. This book provides extensive illustrations on a variety of power systems ranging from a simple 3-machine test system to real-world power systems comprising up to 627 generators and 4112 busses. Transient Stability of Power Systems will be especially helpful to researchers, utility engineers, and software designers and developers who are developing various types of transient stability software packages.

Information Security and Ethics

Author: Hamid R. Nemati
ISBN: IND:30000122428257
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computer security

"This compilation serves as the ultimate source on all theories and models associated with information privacy and safeguard practices to help anchor and guide the development of technologies, standards, and best practices to meet these challenges."--Provided by publisher.

Meine Zahlen meine Freunde

Author: Paulo Ribenboim
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540879572
Release Date: 2009-02-18
Genre: Mathematics

Paulo Ribenboim behandelt Zahlen in dieser außergewöhnlichen Sammlung von Übersichtsartikeln wie seine persönlichen Freunde. In leichter und allgemein zugänglicher Sprache berichtet er über Primzahlen, Fibonacci-Zahlen (und das Nordpolarmeer!), die klassischen Arbeiten von Gauß über binäre quadratische Formen, Eulers berühmtes primzahlerzeugendes Polynom, irrationale und transzendente Zahlen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von „Die Welt der Primzahlen" ist dies das zweite Buch von Paulo Ribenboim, das in deutscher Sprache erscheint.

Connectionist Speech Recognition

Author: Hervé Bourlard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792393961
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Science

Connectionist Speech Recognition: A Hybrid Approach describes the theory and implementation of a method to incorporate neural network approaches into state of the art continuous speech recognition systems based on hidden Markov models (HMMs) to improve their performance. In this framework, neural networks (and in particular, multilayer perceptrons or MLPs) have been restricted to well-defined subtasks of the whole system, i.e. HMM emission probability estimation and feature extraction. The book describes a successful five-year international collaboration between the authors. The lessons learned form a case study that demonstrates how hybrid systems can be developed to combine neural networks with more traditional statistical approaches. The book illustrates both the advantages and limitations of neural networks in the framework of a statistical systems. Using standard databases and comparison with some conventional approaches, it is shown that MLP probability estimation can improve recognition performance. Other approaches are discussed, though there is no such unequivocal experimental result for these methods. Connectionist Speech Recognition is of use to anyone intending to use neural networks for speech recognition or within the framework provided by an existing successful statistical approach. This includes research and development groups working in the field of speech recognition, both with standard and neural network approaches, as well as other pattern recognition and/or neural network researchers. The book is also suitable as a text for advanced courses on neural networks or speech processing.

Handbook of Modern Ferromagnetic Materials

Author: Alex Goldman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0412146614
Release Date: 1999-05-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Handbook of Modern Ferromagnetic Materials is an up-to-the-minute compendium of all ferromagnetic materials, metallic and ceramic, intended for electrical and electronic applications. Coverage of the newest and most economically important materials (soft ferrites, the rare-earth magnet alloys, amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys) is extensive. The distinctive feature of this book is its correlation of basic material properties (metallurgical and ceramic) with their magnetic characteristics and eventually to the choice in an application. Unique to this work is information on the many magnetic components into which these materials can be formed and the pertinent design data. Another useful feature is the criteria (quality, stability and economic) for selection of a particular material. Included are the mechanical, thermal and physical properties of these materials. The author not only presents the latest information from suppliers and magnetism conferences but includes a section on new materials (e.g. colossal magnetostriction materials) being developed but not yet available. The format is arranged according to frequency of operation, which turns out to be almost concurrent with the application. Thus, direct current applications are considered first, then low frequency line power, followed by applications at increasing frequencies up to microwave uses. This anthology of ferromagnetic materials is an essential reference work for electrical and electronic designers and materials scientists. It may also serve as a text for a magnetic materials course and as a materials guide for purchasing agents and technical executives.

CMOS Wireless Transceiver Design

Author: Jan Crols
Publisher: Boom Koninklijke Uitgevers
ISBN: 0792399609
Release Date: 1997-06-30
Genre: Computers

The revolution in wireless communications sets new requirements for transceivers (transmitter-receivers). Higher operating frequencies, lower power consumption and very high degree of integration, are new specifications which require design approaches quite different from classical RF design techniques. The integratability and power consumption reduction of the digital component will further improve with the continued downscaling of technologies. This is, however, completely different for the analog transceiver front-end, the component which interfaces between the antenna and the digital signal processor. The analog front-end's integratability and power consumption are closely related to the physical limitations of the transceiver topology and not so much to the scaling of the used technology. CMOS Wireless Transceiver Design is the first book to give a comprehensive treatment of the design of transceivers for use in wireless communication systems. The book overviews existing transceiver design and goes on to introduce new multi-path receiver and transmitter topologies. It also presents a formal methodology for the high-level design of transceiver architectures and fully illustrates its use in the design of a low-IF/direct upconversion GSM transceiver front-end. CMOS Wireless Transceiver Design further demonstrates its practical nature by containing concluding chapters which study both the integration of RF building blocks in CMOS and the capabilities of deep submicron CMOS used in combination with the new transceiver topologies for the implementation of wireless transceiver front-ends in the 1 to 2 GHz range. CMOS Wireless Transceiver Design is essential reading for all researchers and practising engineers working in the design of wireless communication systems requiring highly integrated RF transceivers.