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Baidu SEO

Challenges and Intricacies of Marketing in China

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Asymmetric Alliances and Information Systems

Issues and Prospects

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Technicity vs Scientificity

Complementarities and Rivalries

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Freshwater Fishes

250 Million Years of Evolutionary History

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Biostatistics and Computer-based Analysis of Health Data using SAS

Biostatistics and Health Science Set

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Predictive Control

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Fundamentals of Advanced Mathematics 1

Categories, Algebraic Structures, Linear and Homological Algebra

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Swelling Concrete in Dams and Hydraulic Structures

DSC 2017

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The Chemostat

Mathematical Theory of Microorganims Cultures

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Earthquake Occurrence

Short- and Long-term Models and their Validation

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Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

Asymmetric Alliances and Information Systems

Issues and Prospects

Karim Saïd, ISM Graduate School of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University (UVSQ)/Paris-Saclay University, France Fadia Bahri Korbi, Consultant

This book explores the impact of information systems on the management of North–South asymmetric strategic alliances through a series of in-depth case studies which analyze different types of partnerships.
Positioned at the heart of the value creation process, the choice of information system seems to be becoming a strategic issue which should be centered not only on the organizational decisio...

June 2017
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Baidu SEO

Challenges and Intricacies of Marketing in China

Véronique Duong, Consultant

SEO practices for Baidu and other Chinese search engines are little known in the Western world. However, in order for a company to promote itself successfully in the Middle Kingdom, it is absolutely necessary to go online in China. Chinese SEO is not only about working on the on-site and off-site aspects of a site, there are also many administrative tasks to take into account: the creation of a si...

June 2017
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Geographic Knowledge Infrastructure

Applications to Territorial Intelligence and Smart Cities

Robert Laurini, Consultant

To plan and build smart cities and territories, information technologies must be renovated with the support of knowledge technologies, in particular geographic knowledge engineering.
This book studies the specific nature of geographic knowledge and the structure of geographic knowledge bases:
– Geographic objects are redefined giving emphasis to the concept of ribbons to model linear objects su...

April 2017
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Geographical Models with Mathematica

André Dauphiné, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

All scientists develop models. Geographers build models to understand and explain the relationships between societies and their environment, the locations of objects, people and activities, and the organization of spaces and territories. This book provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the types of models necessary for the development of new geographical knowledge: stochastic models, models f...

February 2017
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The Art and Science of NFC Programming

Intellectual Technologies Set – Volume 3

Anne-Marie Lesas and Serge Miranda, University of Nice - Sophia-Antipolis, France

The use of near field communication (NFC), by simply placing mobile devices equipped with NFC connectivity in close proximity, is now becoming a universal standard adopted by all smartphone manufacturers.
This book explores the three standard modes of NFC, which offer the opportunity of new and innovative mobile services based on the “Tap ’n Play” paradigm; touch to pay or touch to control (in ca...

January 2017
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Collective Intelligence and Digital Archives

Towards Knowledge Ecosystems

Edited by Samuel Szoniecky and Nasreddine Bouhaï, University of Paris 8, France

This book presents the most up-to-date research from different areas of digital archives to show how and why collective intelligence is being developed to organize and better communicate new masses of information.
Current archive digitization projects produce an enormous amount of digital data (Big Data). Thanks to the proactive approach of large public institutions, this data is increasingly acc...

January 2017
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Designing Interactive Hypermedia Systems

Digital Tools and Uses Set – Volume 2

Edited by Everardo Reyes-Garcia and Nasreddine Bouhai, University Paris 8, France.

Since their introduction several decades ago, hypermedia systems have maintained their relevance. New hypermedia systems are emerging regularly, in diverse fields and contexts. This provides an ideal framework for the study and analysis of hypermedia at new conceptual and functional levels.
This book focuses on the design of interactive hypermedia systems, particularly on methods of representing...

January 2017
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New Challenges for Knowledge

Digital Dynamics to Access and Sharing

Renaud Fabre, CNRS, France in collaboration with Quentin Messerschmidt-Mariet, Sciences Po, France Margot Holvoet, Sciences Po, France

Knowledge management is undergoing a profound change with the rapid evolution of digital knowledge in all its forms; this book provides a thorough insight into the challenges and the potential of this modern type of knowledge and knowledge sharing, in order to unlock its true values and solutions.
New digital technologies are constantly altering the modes of knowledge production, diffusion and va...

December 2016
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Digital Transformation

Information System Governance

Jean-Louis Leignel, MAGE Consulting Thierry Ungaro, “Ad Valoris” Adrien Staar, MLA

Information systems have become a major enabler of business evolution and transformation, and this book offers simple and practical methods for companies to use them to their full advantage.
The Digital Transformation in business has welcomed technological innovation in many areas, acting both as a vehicle for change and as a response to change. For example, automation has resulted in increased ...

December 2016
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Agent-based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo

Volume 2 - Advanced Concepts

Edited by Arnaud Banos, CNRS Christophe Lang, University of Franche-Comté, France Nicolas Marilleau, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Whereas Volume 1 introduced the NetLogo platform as a means of prototyping simple models, this second volume focuses on the advanced use of NetLogo to connect both data and theories, making it ideal for the majority of scientific communities.
The authors focus on agent-based modeling of spatialized phenomena with a methodological and practical orientation, demonstrating how advanced agent-based...

December 2016
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Transformation of Collective Intelligences

Perspective of Transhumanism

Jean-Max Noyer, University of Toulon, France

The production of knowledge and intelligibility is undergoing a great transformation. The “digital fold of the world” (with the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science, known as NBIC) affects the collective assemblages of thought and of research, which give rise to controversial issues concerning performative science and performative society. This...

November 2016
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Collective Intelligence Development in Business

Patricia Bouvard and Hervé Suzanne, Horizon Performance Conseil

Diversity in business has always been a source of both benefits and challenges: “This person definitely has some good ideas, but I cannot work with them – they never see things in the same way!”.
Evidently, the expression of egos and of individual differences within a company can provoke a number of counter-productive issues, in a world where flexibility and efficiency are essential to performanc...

November 2016
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Learning Robotics, with Robotics, by Robotics

Educational Robotics

Ilaria Gaudiello, Consultant Elisabetta Zibetti, Paris 8 University (CHART–LUTIN lab)

The relationship between technological and pedagogical innovation has recently created a new field of research at the crossroads between Psychology, Educational Sciences and Artificial Intelligence: Educational Robotics (ER).
Through analysis of the achievable educational goals based on the technological status and specific learning modes of different types of robots, it is possible to define thr...

September 2016
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The Art of War in the Network Age

Back to the Future

Joseph Henrotin, Consultant

Previous studies have looked at the contribution of information technology and network theory to the art of warfare as understood in the broader sense. This book, however, focuses on an area particularly important in understanding the significance of the information revolution; its impact on strategic theory
The purpose of the book is to critically analyze the contributions and challenges that th...

September 2016
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The Uncertain Digital Revolution

Computing and Connected Society Set – Volume 1

André Vitalis, University of Bordeaux-Montaigne, France

Digital information and communication technologies can be seen as a threat to privacy, a step forward for freedom of expression and communication, a tool in the fight against terrorism or the source of a new economic wealth.
Computerization has unexpectedly progressed beyond our imagination, from a tool of management and control into one of widespread communication and expression. This book revi...

September 2016
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Interactions on Digital Tablets in the Context of 3D Geometry Learning

Human-Machine Interaction Set – Volume 2

David Bertolo, Université de Lorraine, Metz, France

Over the last few years, multi-touch mobile devices have become increasingly common. However, very few applications in the context of 3D geometry learning can be found in app stores. Manipulating a 3D scene with a 2D device is the main difficulty of such applications.
Throughout this book, the author focuses on allowing young students to manipulate, observe and modify 3D scenes using new technol...

July 2016
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Enablers for Smart Cities

Edited by Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan Laurent Hérault, CEA-LETI Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University, Japan

Smart cities are a new vision for urban development. They integrate information and communication technology infrastructures – in the domains of artificial intelligence, distributed and cloud computing, and sensor networks – into a city, to facilitate quality of life for its citizens and sustainable growth. This book explores various concepts for the development of these new technologies (includ...

July 2016
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Big Data and Ethics

The Medical Datasphere

Jérôme Béranger, Keosys

Faced with the exponential development of Big Data and both its legal and economic repercussions, we are still slightly in the dark concerning the use of digital information. In the perpetual balance between confidentiality and transparency, this data will lead us to call into question how we understand certain paradigms, such as the Hippocratic Oath in medicine. As a consequence, a reflection on...

May 2016
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Health Industrialization

Health Industrialization Set

Bruno Salgues, Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris, France

Since the advent of computerization, ICT has formed a large part of nearly every sector, with health and education being the only exceptions. In this book, the author explores the application of computer technologies in medicine and the potential for a new age of industrialization in health.
Many have pointed out the organizational and legal limits of this. However, since medicine’s aim is to imp...

May 2016
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E-mail and Behavioral Changes

Uses and Misuses of Electronic Communications

Fernando Lagraña, Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland

Professionals are feeling more and more overwhelmed by the incessant flow of electronic messages, be they from their computers or their smartphones.
E-mail and Behavioral Changes analyzes these new practices which have appeared through the constant development of electronic communications in the professional environment. It details the “misuses” which can transform writers into spammers and r...

March 2016
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Big Data, Open Data and Data Development

Smart Innovation Set - Volume 3

Jean-Louis Monino, Montpellier University, France Soraya Sedkaoui, Khemis Miliana University, Algeria

This book highlights the challenges of Big Data, focusing on the integration and valorization of data in enterprises. It addresses the issue of data recovery in a highly competitive environment and presents a topic involving several fields (Big Data, Open Data, data processing, innovation, business intelligence, etc.). This multidisciplinary approach allows the authors to bring a considerable enri...

March 2016
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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
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Organizational Design for Knowledge Management

FOCUS Series in Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

Mona Ben Chouikha, University of Jendouba, Tunisia

This book identifies and describes the factors facilitating and/or inhibiting the implementation of knowledge management within project teams of modern organizations. To do this, the author has called upon organizational design theory and adopted a systematic approach to build an analysis framework - called learning organization design - which focuses on the impact of strategy, structure, incentiv...

February 2016
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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
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Memory and Action Selection in Human–Machine Interaction

Human-Machine Interaction Set – Volume 1

Muneo Kitajima, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

The first goal of this book is to extend Two Minds originating from behavioral economics to the domain of interaction, where the time dimension has to be dealt with rigorously; in human–machine interaction, it is of crucial importance how synchronization between conscious processes and unconscious processes is established for a sense of smoothness, and how memory processes and action selection pro...

January 2016
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Belief and Misbelief Asymmetry on the Internet

FOCUS Series in Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

Gérald Bronner, Paris-Diderot University, France

This book discusses the media, beliefs, the news, the Internet, etc. but it should not be seen as yet another critique of the media system, exploring with indignant fascination the idea of a machination against truth set up to serve a society of domination. These kinds of theories, whether they pertain to conspiracy theories or, more subtly, to a self-styled “critical” way of thinking, have always...

December 2015
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Supply Chain Management and its Applications in Computer Science

FOCUS Series in Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

Saoussen Krichen and Sihem Ben Jouida, University of Tunis, Tunisia

Supply chain management is a key topic for a large variety of strategic decision problems. It is essential in making efficient decisions related to the management of inventory and the delivery of final products to customers.
The focus of this book is the understanding of the supply chain taxonomy, the different levels of decision and the impact of one level on another depending on the modeling of...

December 2015
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Information and Recommender Systems

Advances in Information Systems Set – Volume 4

Elsa Negre, Paris-Dauphine University, France

The Advances in Information Systems set goes into more depth on the new forms of information systems, which are becoming, along with digital systems, the true nervous system of any organization.
A piece of information is an element of knowledge that can be kept, processed or communicated. It is linked to the concepts of communication, data, knowledge and representation.
In the context of t...

October 2015
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ERP and Information Systems

Integration or Disintegration

Tarek Samara, Consultant

The author explores and identifies possible relationships between the evolution of ERP systems and information systems’ integration or disintegration. The purpose of this book is to discover whether the relationships between the ERP systems and the information systems are guided by certain factors and, as a result, to better understand the factors affecting these relationships. More precisely, thi...

October 2015
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Agent-Based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo

Volume 1 – Introduction and Bases

Edited by Arnaud Banos, CNRS – Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris Diderot University, France Christophe Lang, University of Franche-Comté, France Nicolas Marilleau, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Agent-based modeling is a flexible and intuitive approach that is close to both data and theories, which gives it a special position in the majority of scientific communities.
Agent models are as much tools of understanding, exploration and adaptation as they are media for interdisciplinary exchange. It is in this kind of framework that this book is situated, beginning with agent-based modeling ...

August 2015
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Medical Information Systems Ethics

Jérôme Béranger, Senior Consultant

The exponential digitization of medical data has led to a transformation in the practice of medicine. This evolution gives rise to a new complexity of problems surrounding health NICT. Good usage of communication tools – telemedicine, e-health, m-health, medical big data – should enable us to improve the quality of care and responsibility of patients for an information system with a “human face”. ...

August 2015
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Decision-making and the Information System

Advances in Information Systems Set – Volume 3

Maryse Salles, University of Toulouse, France

The author of Decision-Making and the Information System analyzes the problems surrounding the engineering of decision support systems (DSS) by questioning the relationships these systems have with the decision-making process, the decision maker and the organization. While presenting the key elements of DSS (definitions, components, typologies, evolution, markets, tools, engineering methods), the ...

July 2015
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Information and Knowledge System

Advances in Information Systems Set – Volume 2

Pierre-Emmanuel Arduin, Paris-Dauphine University, France Michel Grundstein, Paris-Dauphine University, France Camille Rosenthal-Sabroux, Paris-Dauphine University, France

Most common definitions of the information system fail to clearly separate the notions of information and knowledge, and these terms are generally used quite loosely. This is particularly the case for projects dealing with digital information systems (DIS) using applications of Web 2.0 and big data.
This book presents the inherent risks linked to this ambiguity and studies the notion of the Enter...

July 2015
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MOOCs

Design, Use and Business Models

Jean-Charles Pomerol, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France Yves Epelboin, Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France Claire Thoury, Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France

MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are shaking up the traditional forms of primary and continuing education and training. These new distance teaching tools which take advantage of the Web and social network revolution are making us think again about how we teach and learn.
However, for all that, do they constitute a threat to universities and schools, or are they just a new tool to change the t...

March 2015
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Digital Identity Management

Edited by Maryline Laurent, Telecom SudParis, France Samia Bouzefrane, CNAM, Paris, France

In the past four decades, information technology has altered chains of value production, distribution, and information access at a significant rate. These changes, although they have shaken up numerous economic models, have so far not radically challenged the bases of our society.
This book addresses our current progress and viewpoints on digital identity management in different fields (social ne...

March 2015
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From Big Data to Smart Data

Advances in Information Systems Set – Volume 1

Fernando Iafrate, Disneyland Paris, France

This book embodies a pragmatic approach to the topic of Big Data (the what it is) and Smart Data (the what for). The author explores the relationship between the two concepts by comparing and contrasting them in the context of a connected world where information technologies are perpetually evolving.
By defining Big Data and Smart Data through the use concrete examples, the author demystifies th...

March 2015
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Recommender Systems

Edited by Gérald Kembellec, University of Lille 3, France Ghislaine Chartron, CNAM, France Imad Saleh, University of Paris 8, France

Elected by the different content platforms (books, music, films) and online sales sites, recommender systems are the key elements of digital strategies. If their development was originally aimed at the performance of information systems, the issues today have been moved to a great extent to optimization logic of the client relationship, with the main objective being to maximize potential sales.
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November 2014
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Spatio-temporal Approaches

Geographic Objects and Change Process

Hélène Mathian and Lena Sanders, UMR Géographie-cités, Paris, France

Spatio-temporal Approaches presents a constructed set of concepts, methods and approaches to represent and understand the evolution of social and environmental phenomena within space. It relies on applications concerning not only human geography, but also environmental geography and archeology (which enables us to explore questions regarding various temporalities) in order to test the genericity o...

October 2014
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Spatial Econometrics Using Microdata

Jean Dubé, Laval University, Canada Diègo Legros, University of Burgundy, France

This book puts special emphasis on spatial data compilation and the structuring of connections between the observations. Descriptive analysis methods of spatial data are presented in order to identify and measure the global and local spatial autocorrelation. The authors then move on to incorporate this spatial component into spatial autoregressive models. These models allow us to control the probl...

September 2014
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Automatic Text Summarization

Edited by Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse (UAPV), France

Textual information in the form of digital documents quickly accumulates to create huge amounts of data. The majority of these documents are unstructured: it is unrestricted text and has not been organized into traditional databases. Processing documents is therefore a perfunctory task, mostly due to a lack of standards. It has thus become extremely difficult to implement automatic text analysis t...

September 2014
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Formal Languages, Automata and Numeration Systems 1

Introduction to Combinatorics on Words

Michel Rigo, University of Liège, Belgium

The interplay between words, computability, algebra and arithmetic has now proved its relevance and fruitfulness. Indeed, the cross-fertilization between formal logic and finite automata (such as that initiated by J.R. Büchi) or between combinatorics on words and number theory has paved the way to recent dramatic developments, for example, the transcendence results for the real numbers having a “s...

August 2014
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Formal Languages, Automata and Numeration Systems 2

Applications to Recognizability and Decidability

Michel Rigo, University of Liège, Belgium

The interplay between words, computability, algebra and arithmetic has now proved its relevance and fruitfulness. Indeed, the cross-fertilization between formal logic and finite automata (such as that initiated by J.R. Büchi) or between combinatorics on words and number theory has paved the way to recent dramatic developments, for example, the transcendence results for the real numbers having a “s...

August 2014
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Chinese Cybersecurity and Defense

Edited by Daniel Ventre, CNRS, France

Cyberdefense has become a major issue in the international arena over the past 5 years. Due to its current position, China has been the object of much attention: it is observed, criticized, and illustrated by many countries as one of the main proponents of cyber-insecurity in the world. The USA build their cyberdefense strategy according to what they call “The Chinese Threat”. It is thus essential...

July 2014
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Information Retrieval in Digital Environments

FOCUS Series in Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

Jérôme Dinet, University of Lorraine, France

Information retrieval is a central and essential activity. It is indeed difficult to find a human activity that does not need to retrieve information in an environment which is often increasingly digital: moving and navigating, learning, having fun, communicating, informing, making a decision, etc. Most human activities are intimately linked to our ability to search quickly and effectively for rel...

July 2014
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3D Modeling of Buildings

Outstanding Sites

Raphaële Héno, ENSG, France Laure Chandelier, Cerema, France

Traditional topographic databases, usually created from aerial or satellite imagery, provide a simplified three-dimensional (3D) model of our urban environment which can be used for a number of applications, such as town planning, risk prevention and mobility management. However, in the case of representing and analyzing outstanding sites like monuments, works of art or archeological sites, these ...

June 2014
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Participatory Mapping

New Data, New Cartography

Jean-Christophe Plantin, University of Michigan, USA and Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

The social and technical properties of the Web redefine how maps are created, published and used online. This book characterizes these contemporary forms of Web-based cartography. It draws a comparison with both previous analogical and digital maps, it characterizes the new online cartographers, and it shows how maps interact with other Web applications and sources of data.
The case study of the ...

June 2014
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Cybercrime and Cyberwarfare

Igor Bernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia

In order to enable general understanding and to foster the implementation of necessary support measures in organizations, this book describes the fundamental and conceptual aspects of cyberspace abuse. These aspects are logically and reasonably discussed in the fields related to cybercrime and cyberwarfare. The book illustrates differences between the two fields, perpetrators’ activities, as well ...

December 2013
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Information Evaluation

Edited by Philippe Capet, Ektimo Thomas Delavallade, Thales Communications & Security

During the reception of a piece of information, we are never passive. Depending on its origin and content, from our personal beliefs and convictions, we bestow upon this piece of information, spontaneously or after reflection, a certain amount of confidence. Too much confidence shows a degree of naivety, whereas an absolute lack of it condemns us as being paranoid. These two attitudes are symmetri...

December 2013
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Crowdsourcing

One Step Beyond

Jean-Fabrice Lebraty and Katia Lobre-Lebraty, IAE, Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 University, France

Crowdsourcing is a relatively recent phenomenon that only appeared in 2006, but it continues to grow and diversify (crowdfunding, crowdcontrol, etc.). This book aims to review this concept and show how it leads to the creation of value and new business opportunities.
Chapter 1 is based on four examples: the online-banking sector, an informative television channel, the postal sector and the higher...

August 2013
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Geographical Information Retrieval in Textual Corpora

FOCUS Series in GIS

Christian Sallaberry, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France

This book addresses the field of geographic information extraction and retrieval from textual documents. Geographic information retrieval is a rapidly emerging subject, a trend fostered by the growing power of the Internet and the emerging possibilities of data dissemination.
After positioning his work in this field in Chapter 1, the author makes proposals in the following two chapters. Chapter 2...

July 2013
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Knowledge Needs and Information Extraction

Towards an Artificial Consciousness

Nicolas Turenne, University of Paris-Est Marne la Vallée, France

This book presents a theory of consciousness which is unique and sustainable in nature, based on physiological and cognitive-linguistic principles controlled by a number of socio-psycho-economic factors. In order to anchor this theory, which draws upon various disciplines, the author presents a number of different theories, all of which have been abundantly studied by scientists from both a theore...

January 2013
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Innovative Software Development in GIS

Edited by Bénédicte Bucher, COGIT-IGN, France Florence Le Ber, ENGEES, France

At a time when people use more and more geographic information and tools, the management of geographical information in software systems still holds many challenges and motivates researchers from different backgrounds to propose innovative solutions. Representing geographical space beyond our mere perception is key to making relevant decisions, whether it is with respect to sustainable development...

May 2012
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Audiovisual Archives

Digital Text and Discourse Analysis

Peter Stockinger, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France

Today, audiovisual archives and libraries have become very popular especially in the field of collecting, preserving and transmitting cultural heritage. However, the data in these archives or libraries - videos, images, soundtracks, etc. - constitute as such only potential cognitive resources for a given public (or “target community”). One of the most crucial issues of digital audiovisual librarie...

May 2012
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Textual Information Access

Statistical Models

Edited by Eric Gaussier, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France François Yvon, University of Paris Sud, Orsay, France

This book presents statistical models that have recently been developed within several research communities to access information contained in text collections. The problems considered are linked to applications aiming at facilitating information access:
- information extraction and retrieval;
- text classification and clustering;
- opinion mining;
- comprehension aids (automatic summarization...

April 2012
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Cyber Conflict

Competing National Perspectives

Edited by Daniel Ventre, CNRS, France

Today, cyber security, cyber defense, information warfare and cyber warfare issues are among the most relevant topics both at the national and international level. All the major states of the world are facing cyber threats and trying to understand how cyberspace could be used to increase power. Through an empirical, conceptual and theoretical approach, Cyber Conflict has been written by researcher...

April 2012
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Fractal Geography

André Dauphiné, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

Our daily universe is rough and infinitely diverse. The fractal approach clarifies and orders these disparities. It helps us to envisage new explanations of geographical phenomena, which are, however, considered as definitely understood.
Written for use by geographers and researchers from similar disciplines, such as ecologists, economists, historians and sociologists, this book presents the alg...

December 2011
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Digital Audiovisual Archives

Edited by Peter Stockinger, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France

Today, huge quantities of digital audiovisual resources are already available – everywhere and at any time – through Web portals, online archives and libraries, and video blogs. One central question with respect to this huge amount of audiovisual data is simply speaking how they can be used in specific (social, pedagogical, etc.) contexts and what are their potential interest for target groups (co...

December 2011
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Managing Complexity of Information Systems

The value of simplicity

Pirmin Lemberger, Senior IS architect, Alcyonix, SQLI’s Group Consulting Médéric Morel, Managing Director, Alcyonix, SQLI’s Group Consulting

This book is about complexity in Information Systems (IS). The subject is addressed from both conceptual and applied perspectives. Concepts are drawn from information theory, industrial design and software engineering. Its content capitalizes on experiences gathered by the authors during various contracting jobs involving software architecture, modeling and IS architecture that were conducted for ...

December 2011
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Cyberwar and Information Warfare

Edited by Daniel Ventre, CNRS, France

Integrating empirical, conceptual, and theoretical approaches, this book presents the thinking of researchers and experts in the fields of cybersecurity, cyberdefense, and information warfare. The aim of this book is to analyze the processes of information warfare and cyberwarfare through the historical, operational and strategic perspectives of cyberattacks. Cyberwar and Information Warfare is of...

June 2011
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Geographical Information and Urban Transport Systems

Edited by Arnaud Banos, CNRS Géographie-Cités, Paris, France Thomas Thévenin, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France

Despite being huge elements of town and city infrastructure (planning, construction, maintenance, and ongoing spending), as well as factors that contribute to urban life in a significant economic, social, and environmental manner, transport systems are still rarely understood from an integrated point of view.
This book attempts to connect all three major dimensions: supply on the one hand, demand...

May 2011
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Simulation of Complex Systems in GIS

Patrice Langlois, University of Rouen, France

This book provides a comprehensive view of the field of geographical modeling by dividing the topic into three parts.
The first part of the work establishes the foundations of geographical modeling through the use of more general concepts, including: structure, organization, system, geometries, topologies, metrics, material, and object. Finally, introduction of the concept of time leads to the th...

December 2010
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Sustainable Geography

Roger Brunet, Consultant

Sustainable Geography presents an overview and selection of original and thematic treatments on the use of, and relationship between, scientific methods and field work in geography. The method of linking different layers of information in geography – from the physical, geological, and topological information of physical geography to the population and urban development focuses of human geography ...

November 2010
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Modeling Urban Dynamics

Edited by Marius Thériault and François Des Rosiers, Laval University, Canada

The surge, over the past few decades, in the application of computer-based information technologies has brought about the development of spatial analysis, GIS, and tools simulation that allow for the design of integrated, disaggregate-level models of urban dynamics.
The field of Urban Dynamics itself is based on the systems engineering concept that all complex systems (and cities and urban area...

October 2010
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Enterprise Data Governance

Reference & Master Data Management, Semantic Modeling

Pierre Bonnet, Orchestra Networks, France

In an increasingly digital economy, mastering the quality of data is an increasingly vital yet still, in most organizations, a considerable task. The necessity of better governance and reinforcement of international rules and regulatory or oversight structures (Sarbanes Oxley, Basel II, Solvency II, IAS-IFRS, etc.) imposes on enterprises the need for greater transparency and better traceability of...

June 2010
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Thematic Cartography and Transformations

Volume 1 • Thematic Cartography Series in 3 Volumes

Colette Cauvin, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France. Francisco Escobar, University of Alcala, Spain. Aziz Serradj, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France.

A thematic map is a map that illustrates more than simply geographical relationships or locations, but rather also portrays themes, patterns, or data relating to physical, social, medical, economic, political or any other aspect of a region or location. Examples include maps that show variations of population density, climate data, wealth, voting intentions, or life expectancy with geographical l...

April 2010
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Cartography and the Impact of the Quantitative Revolution

Volume 2 • Thematic Cartography Series in 3 Volumes

Colette Cauvin, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France. Francisco Escobar, University of Alcala, Spain. Aziz Serradj, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France.

A thematic map is a map that illustrates more than simply geographical relationships or locations, but rather also portrays themes, patterns, or data relating to physical, social, medical, economic, political or any other aspect of a region or location. Examples include maps that show variations of population density, climate data, wealth, voting intentions, or life expectancy with geographical l...

April 2010
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New Approaches in Thematic Cartography

Volume 3 • Thematic Cartography Series in 3 Volumes

Colette Cauvin, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France. Francisco Escobar, University of Alcala, Spain. Aziz Serradj, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France.

A thematic map is a map that illustrates more than simply geographical relationships or locations, but rather also portrays themes, patterns, or data relating to physical, social, medical, economic, political or any other aspect of a region or location. Examples include maps that show variations of population density, climate data, wealth, voting intentions, or life expectancy with geographical l...

April 2010
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Thematic Cartography

Colette Cauvin, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France Francisco Escobar, University of Alcala, Spain Aziz Serradj, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France

A thematic map is a map that illustrates more than simply geographical relationships or locations, but rather also portrays themes, patterns, or data relating to physical, social, medical, economic, political or any other aspect of a region or location. Examples include maps that show variations of population density, climate data, wealth, voting intentions, or life expectancy with geographical l...

April 2010
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Graphs and Networks

Second Fully Revised Edition

Edited by Philippe Mathis, Polytechnic School, University of Tours, France

This book concerns the use of graphs for the simulation and representation of transport networks. Its aim is to cover networks in both spatial analysis and urban management, together with the simulation by graph theory, a tool that makes it possible to solve various classic problems such as high-speed roads between one or more origins and destinations, the capacity of a network, etc. It will also ...

April 2010
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Geographical Information and Climatology

Edited by Pierre Carrega, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

Climate data (as well as conclusions or predictions drawn from it) and geographical information cannot truly be considered separately from one another since geography is both a source of data and a spatial structure that has to be examined and interpreted. This book analyzes the relationships between geographical information and climate data that can be obtained from meteorological station network...

March 2010
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Markov Decision Processes in Artificial Intelligence

Edited by Olivier Buffet, LORIA, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France Olivier Sigaud, University Pierre and Marie Curie

Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) are a mathematical framework for modeling sequential decision problems under uncertainty as well as Reinforcement Learning problems.
Written by experts in the field, this book provides a global view of current research using MDPs in Artificial Intelligence. It starts with an introductory presentation of the fundamental aspects of MDPs (planning in MDPs, Reinforce...

February 2010
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Information Science

Edited by Fabrice Papy, University of Paris 8, France

With regard to the problems identified by many researchers relating to the storage and processing of (semi-)structured digital data, accessibility and sharing, intellectual property, digital documents, information retrieval, information literacy, the relevance of information, information profiles of users, etc. the political projects for the Information Society cause some caution and embarrassment...

December 2009
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Organizational Facets of GIS

Edited by Stéphane Roche, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada Claude Caron, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Preface by Mike Goodchild, University of California at Santa-Barbara, USA

This book seeks to shed further light on the organizational and social dimensions of GIS using both a theoretical and practical multidisciplinary approach. It provides a broad and historical perspective on the developments of the geographic information society and on its connection with the field of information technology, in order to highlight the issues and problems associated with the implement...

October 2009
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Information Warfare

Daniel Ventre, CNRS – French National Center of Scientific Research, France.

New information technologies have contributed to the emergence of new lifestyles and modern strategic developments, but they have also provided new forms of weapons for all kinds of belligerents.
This book introduces the concept of “information warfare”, covering its evolution over the last decade and its developments among several economic and political giants: China, Russia, Japan, India and...

September 2009
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Sustainable IT Architecture

the progressive way of overhauling information systems with SOA

Pierre Bonnet, Orchestra Networks, France Jean-Michel Detavernier, SMABTP Dominique Vauquier, Praxeme, France Jérome Boyer, Ilog, France Erik Steinholz, Progress Software

This book analyzes Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), which is the basis of sustainable and more agile IT systems that are able to adapt themselves to new trends and manage processes involving a third party.
This form of architecture uses only the best parts of approaches such as the object approach, urbanization, BPM, etc. It is based on the Business Rules Management System, Master Data Manage...

March 2009
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The Transverse Information System

New Solutions for IS and Business Performance

François Rivard, Logica Management Georges Abou Harb, Logica Management Philippe Méret, Logica Management

Information systems have enormous potential for enhancing business performance and overall profitability. This book provides a detailed examination of how the new NISS (new information system solutions) tools can be used to optimize shared assets within companies, to create adaptable new architectures that support the profitable growth of the company and to set companies apart from their competito...

March 2009
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Operations Research and Networks

Edited by Gerd Finke, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

This book presents the principal concepts of operations research (OR), the tools for the planning support and the management of various types of networks. The term “network” is meant to include physical networks, for instance road and rail networks, as well as logical networks that are used in the planning of complex projects. In this case, the vertices of the network correspond to activities and ...

November 2008
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The Modeling Process in Geography

From Determinism to Complexity

Edited by Yves Guermond, University of Rouen, France

This title focuses on the evolution of the modelling process and on the new research perspectives in theoretical and applied geography, as well as spatial planning.
In the last 50 years, the achievements of spatial analysis models opened the way to a new understanding of the relationship between society and geographical space. In this book, these models are confronted by the real conditions of te...

November 2008
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Spatial Management of Risks

Edited by Gérard Brugnot, Cemagref, Antony, France

Spatial analysis is an increasingly important tool for detecting numerous risk phenomena, from natural disasters to infrastructure failure, and beyond. This book concentrates on examples based on risk prevention, but also gives approaches and advice for crisis control in the event of an actual occurrence.
The content of the book is segmented to address different landscapes; there are chapters add...

August 2008
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Application Integration

EAI, B2B, BPM and SOA

Bernard Manouvrier and Laurent Ménard, Consultants

Application integration assembles methods and tools for organizing exchanges between applications, and intra- and inter-enterprise business processes. A strategic tool for enterprises, it introduces genuine reactivity into information systems facing business changes, and as a result, provides a significant edge in optimizing costs.
This book analyzes various aspects of application integration, p...

June 2008
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Advanced Mapping of Environmental Data

Geostatistics, Machine Learning and Bayesian Maximum Entropy

Edited by Mikhail Kanevski, Institute of Geomatics and Analysis of Risk, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

This title, developed from seminars given at two workshops at the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2005 and 2006, brings together three topics normally covered separately: geostatistical methods and models, machine learning algorithms and the Bayesian maximum entropy approach. An introduction to environmental data mapping is provided before these areas...

May 2008
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Digital Libraries

Edited by Fabrice Papy, University Paris VIII, France

This title brings together a wide range of perspectives on the rapidly developing field of digital libraries, covering both the opportunities and challenges that this innovation provides for both users and providers. Individual chapters focus on the changing role of the librarian caused by digital libraries and what role (if any) they will perform in the future, as well as the experiences of users...

April 2008
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Models in Spatial Analysis

Edited by Lena Sanders, CNRS, University of Paris 7, France

This title provides a broad overview of the different types of models used in advanced spatial analysis. The models concern spatial organization, location factors and spatial interaction patterns from both static and dynamic perspectives. Each chapter gives a broad overview of the subject, covering both theoretical developments and practical applications. The advantages of an interdisciplinary app...

May 2007
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Spatial Interpolation for Climate Data

The Use of GIS in Climatology and Meteorology

Edited by Hartwig Dobesch, Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics, Vienna, Austria Pierre Dumolard, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France Izabela Dyras, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Krakow, Poland

This title gives an authoritative look at the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in climatology and meteorology. GIS provides a range of strategies, from traditional methods, such as those for hydromet database analysis and management, to new developing methods. As such, this book will provide a useful reference tool in this important aspect of climatology and meteorology study....

May 2007
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Fundamentals of Spatial Data Quality

Edited by Rodolphe Devillers, Geography Department of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada Robert Jeansoulin, Center of Mathematics and Computer Sciences of University of Provence, France

This book explains the concept of spatial data quality, a key theory for minimizing the risks of data misuse in a specific decision-making context. Drawing together chapters written by authors who are specialists in their particular field, it provides both the data producer and the data user perspectives on how to evaluate the quality of vector or raster data which are both produced and used. It a...

April 2006
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Geomarketing

Methods and Strategies in Spatial Marketing

Edited by Gérard Cliquet, University of Rennes 1, France. Translated by Eugene Hughes

This title describes the state of the art in all areas of spatial marketing, discussing the various constituents which make up the geography of markets. Demand varies according to location and can be measured according to revenue, the number of households, spending patterns and lifestyles. Supply is also dependent on position, because prices, services, products and available shops rely on location...

February 2006
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Looking Back and Going Forward in IT

Jean-Pierre Corniou

Information technology now possesses an all-pervading influence in society: all areas of the social and corporate worlds use IT. However, despite its integral importance in society today, its development and future is often overlooked. This book places IT in perspective by tracing its development through time, covering its origins in business, the massive expansion of the role of IT at the end of ...

February 2006
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GALILEO – The European Global Navigation Satellite System

Dragos Zaharia, Consultant

This innovative book provides an expert insight into the detailed operation mode of the European Global Navigation Satellite System GALILEO. It covers all the elements necessary for a complete understanding of GALILEO, including: existing and future concurrent systems like the GPS system, GLONASS, Beidou, the GALILEO system operation, the integration of GALILEO into the GNSS, related items such as...

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