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              Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments: A Tool for Improving Occupational Safety and Health
               

              Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments: A Tool for Improving Occupational Safety and Health (Hardback)

              By Grabowski, Andrzej

              • RRP: $210.00
              • $210.00
              • Pub Date
                20 Aug 20

              Virtual reality (VR) techniques are becoming increasingly popular. The use of computer modelling, and visualization is no longer uncommon in the area of ergonomics and occupational health and safety. This book explains studies conducted in a simulated, virtual world make it possi...ble to test new solutions of designed workstations, offering a high degree of ease for introducing modifications and eliminating risk and work-related accidents. Virtual reality techniques offer a wide range of possibilities for people with disabilities and special needs assisting them in the process of adapting to workstations increasing cognitive abilities of elderly and using collaborative robots. The book includes testing protective devices, safety systems as well as numerical reconstruction of accidents at work to identify real causes of accidents. It will show the use of computer simulations in generic virtual environments and environments modelled on a target workstation to allow user adaptability. The book will provide examples of using virtual reality for training and improving workers' skills. With the use of virtual reality (VR) safety managers make it possible to train employees and test new solutions of designed workstations, offering a high degree of ease for introducing modifications and eliminating risk related to work. They virtual world will provide the perfect tools to support the engineering of safer workplace environment.
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              ISBN 9780367489946
              Released AU 20 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Occupational Safety, Health, and Ergonomics
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              Artificial Intelligence in a Throughput Model: Some Major Algorithms: Some Major Algorithms
               

              Artificial Intelligence in a Throughput Model: Some Major Algorithms: Some Major Algorithms (Hardback)

              By Rodgers, Waymond

              • RRP: $311.00
              • $311.00
              • Pub Date
                5 Jun 20

              Physical and behavioral biometric technologies such as fingerprinting, facial recognition, voice identification, etc. have enhanced the level of security substantially in recent years. Governments and corporates have employed these technologies to achieve better customer satisfac...tion. However, biometrics faces major challenges in reducing criminal, terrorist activities and electronic frauds, especially in choosing appropriate decision-making algorithms. To face this challenge, new developments have been made, that amalgamate biometrics with artificial intelligence (AI) in decision-making modeling. Advanced software algorithms of AI processes information offered by biometric technology achieve better results. This has led to growth in biometrics technology industry, and is set to increase the security and internal control operations manifold. This book provides an overview of the existing biometric technologies, decision-making algorithms and the growth opportunity in biometrics. The book proposes a throughput model, which draws on computer science, economics and psychology to model perceptual, informational sources, judgmental processes and decision choice algorithms. It reviews how biometrics might be applied to reduce risks to individuals and organizations, especially when dealing with digital based media.
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              ISBN 9780367217815
              Released AU 5 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Multiagent Systems: Introduction and Coordination Control
               

              Multiagent Systems: Introduction and Coordination Control (Hardback)

              By Mahmoud, Magdi S.

              • RRP: $280.00
              • $280.00
              • Pub Date
                5 Jun 20

              Multiagent systems (MAS) are one of the most exciting and the fastest growing domains in the intelligent resource management and agent-oriented technology, which deals with modeling of autonomous decisions making entities. Recent developments have produced very encouraging result...s in the novel approach of handling multiplayer interactive systems. In particular, the multiagent system approach is adapted to model, control, manage or test the operations and management of several system applications including multi-vehicles, microgrids, multi-robots, where agents represent individual entities in the network. Each participant is modeled as an autonomous participant with independent strategies and responses to outcomes. They are able to operate autonomously and interact pro-actively with their environment. In recent works, the problem of information consensus is addressed, where a team of vehicles communicate with each other to agree on key pieces of information that enable them to work together in a coordinated fashion. The problem is challenging because communication channels have limited range and there are possibilities of fading and dropout. The book comprises chapters on synchronization and consensus in multiagent systems. It shows that the joint presentation of synchronization and consensus enables readers to learn about similarities and differences of both concepts. It reviews the cooperative control of multi-agent dynamical systems interconnected by a communication network topology. Using the terminology of cooperative control, each system is endowed with its own state variable and dynamics. A fundamental problem in multi-agent dynamical systems on networks is the design of distributed protocols that guarantee consensus or synchronization in the sense that the states of all the systems reach the same value. It is evident from the results that research in multiagent systems offer opportunities for further developments in theoretical, simulation and implementations
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              ISBN 9780367255367
              Released AU 5 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer
               

              Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer (Paperback)

              By Grace, Lindsay D.

              • RRP: $112.00
              • $112.00
              • Pub Date
                6 Jul 20

              Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer brings together thought leadership in romance and affection games to explain the past, present and possible future of affection play in games. The authors apply a combination of game analysis and design experience in affection play f...or both digital and analog games. The research and recommendations are intersectional in nature, considering how love and affection in games is a product of both player and designer age, race, class, gender and more. The book combines game studies with game design to offer a foundation for incorporating affection into playable experiences. The text is organized into two sections. The first section covers the patterns and practice of love and affection in games, explaining the patterns and practice. The second section offers case studies from which designers can learn through example. Love and Electronic Affection: A Design Primer is a resource for exploring how digital relationships are offered and how to convey emotion and depth in the a variety of virtual worlds. This books provides: A catalog of existing digital and analog games for which love and affection are a primary or secondary focus. A catalog of the uses of affection in games, to add depth and investment in both human-computer and player-to-player engagement. Perspective on affection game analyses and design, using case studies that consider the relationship of culture and affection as portrayed in games from large scale studios to single author independent games. Analysis and design recommendations for incorporating affection in games beyond romance, toward parental love, affection between friends, and other relationships. Analysis of the moral and philosophical considerations for historical and planned development of love and affection in human-computer interaction. An intersectionality informed set of scholarly perspectives from the Americas, Eurasia, and Oceania.
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              ISBN 9781138367234
              Released AU 6 Jul 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Location and Postproduction Sound for Low-Budget Filmmakers
               

              Location and Postproduction Sound for Low-Budget Filmmakers (Paperback)

              By Tierno, Michael

              • RRP: $62.99
              • $62.99
              • Pub Date
                15 Jun 20

              This book covers everything you need to know to master the fundamentals of location sound recording and post-production sound in a comprehensive one-stop guide. This user-friendly book provides real world situations to analyse the many kinds of location recording configurations a...nd post-production scenarios and offers easy-to-adopt, budget-conscious solutions to some of the most common issues that arise when working with sound. Chapters cover the theory of sound, preproduction with a sound emphasis, microphone selection, testing equipment, how to boom and mix on set, synchronization and time code, and editing sound while doing a picture cut in a traditional picture software platform. Additionally, it discusses bringing a project into a Digital Audio Workstation, and explores basic sound design, dialogue editing, ADR, Foley, sound effects, music for film, re-recording the final mix, and outputting sound to finish a project. Accompanying exercises allow readers the opportunity to try out the various techniques and drills on location, in post-production, or both. Perfect for student, early career and independent filmmakers, as well as those considering a vocation in location and post-production sound, this book makes achieving great sound attainable for all and is an invaluable tool for anyone wanting to better understand the art of film sound.
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              ISBN 9780367354244
              Released AU 15 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers
               

              CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (Paperback)

              By Fitzgerald, Todd

              • RRP: $96.99
              • $96.99
              • Pub Date
                10 Apr 20

              Todd Fitzgerald, co-author of the ground-breaking (ISC)2 CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard, co-author for the E-C Council CISO Body of Knowledge, and contributor to many others includi...ng Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, COBIT 5 for Information Security, and ISACA CSX Cybersecurity Fundamental Certification, is back with this new book incorporating practical experience in leading, building, and sustaining an information security/cybersecurity program. CISO COMPASS includes personal, pragmatic perspectives and lessons learned of over 75 award-winning CISOs, security leaders, professional association leaders, and cybersecurity standard setters who have fought the tough battle. Todd has also, for the first time, adapted the McKinsey 7S framework (strategy, structure, systems, shared values, staff, skills and style) for organizational effectiveness to the practice of leading cybersecurity to structure the content to ensure comprehensive coverage by the CISO and security leaders to key issues impacting the delivery of the cybersecurity strategy and demonstrate to the Board of Directors due diligence. The insights will assist the security leader to create programs appreciated and supported by the organization, capable of industry/ peer award-winning recognition, enhance cybersecurity maturity, gain confidence by senior management, and avoid pitfalls. The book is a comprehensive, soup-to-nuts book enabling security leaders to effectively protect information assets and build award-winning programs by covering topics such as developing cybersecurity strategy, emerging trends and technologies, cybersecurity organization structure and reporting models, leveraging current incidents, security control frameworks, risk management, laws and regulations, data protection and privacy, meaningful policies and procedures, multi-generational workforce team dynamics, soft skills, and comm
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              ISBN 9780367486020
              Released AU 10 Apr 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Process Improvement with CMMI (R) v1.2 and ISO Standards

              Process Improvement with CMMI (R) v1.2 and ISO Standards (Paperback)

              By Mutafelija, Boris; Stromberg, Harvey

              • RRP: $116.00
              • $116.00
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              In this age of globalization, process improvement practitioners must be able to comprehend and work with the different standards and frameworks used around the world. While many systems and software engineering organizations rely on a single standard as the primary driver of proc...ess improvement efforts (CMMI (R)-based process improvement in the U.S. and ISO 9001 around the world), the most successful incorporate multiple frameworks. Process Improvement with CMMI (R) v1.2 and ISO Standards helps users become more versatile in using multiple process standards when creating organizational and project processes. Compares and Contrasts Different Standards The book begins by discussing the motivations for process improvement, the factors that make improvement difficult, and the conditions and activities that enable improvement. It examines the structure and content of Capability Maturity Model IntegrationSM, version 1.2, provides summaries of several ISO standards, and discusses the detailed relationships between four specific ISO standards (ISO 9001, ISO 15288, ISO 12207, and ISO 20000) and CMMI. The book concludes by addressing the synergy and use of multiple frameworks, discussing the process of conducting appraisals against multiple frameworks, and examining the collection of objective evidence required by each standard and appraisal method. The authors also discuss similarities and differences among the appraisal and certification approaches. Free Downloads This volume is highly supplemented with numerous appendices to clarify material and a website is provided where readers can download detailed maps and corresponding correlation matrices. This bonus material allows users to further experiment with the framework relationships and be more equipped to deal with the myriad of standards and frameworks they may encounter.
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              ISBN 9780367452520
              Released AU 4 Nov 2008
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Cryptoeconomics: Igniting a New Era of Blockchain
               

              Cryptoeconomics: Igniting a New Era of Blockchain (Hardback)

              By Gong, Baron; Xu, Wei

              • RRP: $131.00
              • $131.00
              • Pub Date
                22 Feb 20

              A systematic review of the structure and context of the blockchain-derived economic model... (the book) describes cryptoeconomics in connection with the game theory, behavioral economics and others in simple understandable language. -Wang Feng, founder of Linekong Interactive Gro...up and Mars Finance, partner in Geekbang Venture Capital Blockchain technology has subverted existing perceptions and is the start of an economic revolution, called, cryptoeconomics. Blockchain is a key component of cryptoeconomics. Vlad Zamfir, a developer of Ethereum, defines this term as a formal discipline that studies protocols that governs the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in a decentralized digital economy. Cryptoeconomics is a practical science that focuses on the design and characterization of these protocols . This book explains the structures of blockchain-derived economic models, their history, and their application. It uses real-world cases to illustrate the relationship between cryptoeconomics and blockchain. Blockchain technology solves trust issues. A blockchain application can restrict behavior on the blockchain through a reward and punishment system that enables consensus in an innovative way. The greatest significance of cryptoeconomics lies in guaranteeing safety, stability, activity, and order in a decentralized consensus system. Security and stability are achieved mainly by cryptographical mechanisms. Activity and order are achieved through economic mechanisms. Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain: The Perspective from China discusses the most popular consensus algorithms and optimization mechanisms. With examples explained in clear and simple terms that are easy to understand, the book also explores economic mechanisms of blockchain such as game theory and behavioral economics.
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              ISBN 9780367429935
              Released AU 22 Feb 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              FORTNITE Official: Creative Mode Handbook: Collectors Edition
               

              FORTNITE Official: Creative Mode Handbook: Collectors Edition (Hardback)

              By Games, Epic

              • RRP: $26.99
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              • Pub Date
                14 Jul 20
              ISBN 9781472272454
              Released AU 14 Jul 2020
              Publisher Headline Publishing Group
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Official Fortnite Books
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              Just Enough R!: An Interactive Approach to Machine Learning and Analytics
               

              Just Enough R!: An Interactive Approach to Machine Learning and Analytics (Paperback)

              By Roiger, Richard J.

              • RRP: $94.99
              • $94.99
              • Pub Date
                22 Jul 20

              Just Enough R! An Interactive Approach to Machine Learning and Analytics: presents just enough of the R language, machine learning algorithms, statistical methodology, and analytics for the reader to learn how to find interesting structure in data. The approach might be called se...eing then doing as it first gives step by step explanations using simple, understandable examples of how the various machine learning algorithms work independent of any programming language. This is followed by detailed scripts written in R that apply the algorithms to solve nontrivial problems with real data. The script code is provided allowing the reader to execute the scripts as they study the explanations given in the text. Features Gets you quickly using R as a problem solving tool. Uses RStudio's integrated development environment. Shows how to interface R with SQLite. Includes examples using R's Rattle Graphical User Interface. Requires no prior knowledge of R, machine learning, or computer programming. Offers over 50 Scripts written in R. Several of the scripts are problem solving templates that with slight modification, can be used again and again. Covers the most popular machine learning techniques including ensemble-based methods and logistic regression. Includes end of chapter exercises many of which can be solved by modifying existing scripts. Includes datasets from several areas including business, health and medicine, and science. About the Author Richard J. Roiger is a professor emeritus at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he taught and performed research in the Computer & Information Science Department for over 30 years.
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              ISBN 9780367439149
              Released AU 22 Jul 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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