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Metaheuristics for Vehicle Routing Problems

Metaheuristics Set – Volume 3

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Environmental Changes

The Futures of Nature

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Metaheuristics for Logistics

Metaheuristics Set – Volume 4

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Multiscale Structural Topology Optimization

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Systems Dependability Assessment

Benefits of Petri Net Models

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Brittle Fracture and Damage of Brittle Materials and Composites

Statistical-probabilistic Approaches

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Organizational Design for Knowledge Management

FOCUS Series in Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

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Deploying Wireless Sensor Networks

Theory and Practice

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Responsibility and Freedom

The Ethical Realm of RRI

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Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 5

Measurement Circuits, Safeguards, Energy Storage

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Information Warfare

2nd Edition Revised and Updated

Daniel Ventre, CNRS, France

Information warfare has been an issue at the heart of the debate about the revolution in military matters since the 1980s. Although this concept appears to be used less than it once was, it is by no means obsolete.
This book introduces the concept of “information warfare”, covering its evolution over the last decade. In this second edition, the author chooses to focus on three states: the USA, C...

February 2016

Dry Stone Retaining Structures

DEM Modeling

Eric Vincens, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Jean-Patrick Plassiard, University of Savoy Mont Blanc, France Jean-Jacques Fry, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Dry stone retaining structures are made of individual decimeter stone blocks in contact with one another. One of the advantages of this construction technology lies in the weak amount of embodied energy required for their construction using only local materials. This technology may therefore be a good answer to the challenges brought about by sustainable policies in civil engineering.
Many of t...

February 2016

Electrohydraulic Fracturing of Rocks

FOCUS Series in Civil Engineering and Geomechanics

Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot and Christian La Borderie, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France Thierry Reess, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France Wen Chen, University of Lorraine, France Olivier Maurel, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France Franck Rey-Bethbeder, Total Exploration Production Antoine de Ferron, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France

Hydraulic fracturing is nowadays a popular technique aimed at enhancing hydrocarbon and fresh water production. With the advent of tight and unconventional gas, it has been implemented on a large scale but at the same time its efficiency and the potential inherent environmental damages have been questioned. It has subsequently been banned in France. The industry is now looking at new alternatives,...

February 2016

Financial Mathematics

Optimization in Insurance and Finance Set

Yuliya Mishura, National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Devoted to financial markets both with discrete and continuous time, this book also describes how to make the transition from discrete to continuous time in option pricing. Chapter 1 presents the dynamic model of a financial market with discrete time. The general notions of an investor’s portfolio, self-financing strategy, arbitrage opportunity, and completeness are presented. An efficient market ...

January 2016

Digital Libraries

Interoperability and Uses

Fabrice Papy, University of Lorraine, France

The technological interoperability of digital libraries must be rethought in order to adapt to new uses and networks.
Informative digital environments aimed at responding to heritage, cultural, scientific or commercial demands have taken over the global cyberspace and have redesigned the techno-informative landscape of the Web. However, while the technological models demonstrate their effectiv...

January 2016

Modeling in Food Microbiology

From Predictive Microbiology to Exposure Assessment

Edited by Jeanne-Marie Membré, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Nantes, France Vasilis Valdramidis, University of Leuven, Belgium

Predictive microbiology primarily deals with the quantitative assessment of microbial responses at a macroscopic or microscopic level, but also involves the estimation of how likely an individual or population is to be exposed to a microbial hazard.
This book provides an overview of the major literature in the area of predictive microbiology, with a special focus on food. The authors tackle issue...

January 2016

Data Mining and Machine Learning in Building Energy Analysis

Frédéric Magoulès, Ecole Centrale Paris, France Hai-Xiang Zhao, Amadeus, France

The energy consumption of a building has, in recent years, become a determining factor during its design and construction. With carbon footprints being a growing issue, it is important that buildings be optimized for energy conservation and CO2 reduction. This book therefore presents AI models and optimization techniques related to this application.
The authors start with a review of recent model...

January 2016

Galilean Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua

Géry de Saxcé, Lille 1 University, France Claude Vallée, University of Poitiers, France

This title proposes a unified approach to continuum mechanics which is consistent with Galilean relativity. Based on the notion of affine tensors, a simple generalization of the classical tensors, this approach allows gathering the usual mechanical entities mass, energy, force, moment, stresses, linear and angular momentum in a single tensor.
Starting with the basic subjects, and continuing th...

January 2016

Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Energy and Chemicals

FOCUS Serie in Energy

Anthony Dufour, CNRS, Nancy, France

This book highlights the processes of biomass thermochemical conversion, covering topics from combustion and gasification, to pyrolysis and liquefaction.
Heat, power, biofuels and green chemicals can all be produced by these thermochemical processes. The different scales of investigation are presented: from the bioenergy chains, to the reactors and molecular mechanisms.
The author uses current ...

January 2016

Acoustics, Aeroacoustics and Vibrations

Fabien Anselmet, Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France Pierre-Olivier Mattei, LMA, Marseille, France

This didactic book presents the main elements of acoustics, aeroacoustics and vibrations.
Illustrated with numerous concrete examples linked to solid and fluid continua, Acoustics, Aeroacoustics and Vibrations proposes a selection of applications encountered in the three fields, whether in room acoustics, transport, energy production systems or environmental problems. Theoretical approaches enab...

January 2016

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