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Computers and civilization

  • Energy Efficient Data Centersby Sonja Klingert; Marta Chinnici; Milagros Rey Porto

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Energy Efficient Data Centers, E2DC 2014, held in Cambridge, UK, in June 2014. The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in three topical sections named: energy optimization... more...

  • Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interactionby Ronald Böck; Francesca Bonin; Nick Campbell; Ronald Poppe

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the Second Workshop on Multimodal Analyses Enabling Artificial Agents in Human Interaction, MA3HMI 2014, held in Conjunction with INTERSPEECH 2014, in Singapore, Singapore, on September 14th, 2014. The 9 revised papers presented together with a keynote talk were carefully reviewed... more...

  • Suchmaschinen verstehenby Dirk Lewandowski

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 49.99

    Das Buch betrachtet das Thema Suchmaschinen ausgehend von der täglichen Recherche und führt in die technischen Grundlagen, in Recherchetechniken sowie die gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen der Recherche im Web ein. Suchmaschinen sind heute die wichtigsten Werkzeuge, um an Informationen zu gelangen. Wir verwenden Suchmaschinen täglich,... more...

  • Otakismusby Michael Manfé

    transcript 2015; US$ 23.85

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  • Sociomaterial-Designby Pernille Bjorn; Carsten Osterlund

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 89.99

    Investigates theoretically and empirically what it means to design technological artefacts while embracing the large number of practices which practitioners engage with when handling technologies. The authors discusses the fields of design and sociomateriality through their shared interests towards the basic nature of work, collaboration, organization,... more...

  • Reforming European Data Protection Lawby Serge Gutwirth; Ronald Leenes; Paul de Hert

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book on privacy and data protection offers readers conceptual analysis as well as thoughtful discussion of issues, practices, and solutions. It features results of the seventh annual International Conference on Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection, CPDP 2014, held in Brussels January 2014. The book first examines profiling, a persistent core... more...

  • Unnatural Selectionby Mark Roeder

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Unnatural Selection is the first book to examine the rise of the "technocentric being"—or geek—who personifies a distinct new phase in human evolution. People considered geeks often have behavioral or genetic traits that were previously considered detrimental. But the new environment of the Anthropocene period—the Age of Man—has created a kind of... more...

  • Computing in Research and Development in Africaby Abdoulaye Gamatié

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book describes the trends, challenges and solutions in computing use for scientific research and development within different domains in Africa, such as health, agriculture, environment, economy, energy, education and engineering. The benefits expected are discussed by a number of recognized, domain-specific experts, with a common theme being... more...

  • Socioinformatics - The Social Impact of Interactions between Humans and ITby Katharina Zweig; Wolfgang Neuser; Volkmar Pipek; Markus Rohde; Ingo Scholtes

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 199.00

    Socioinformatics is a new scientific approach to study the interactions between humans and IT. These proceedings are a collection of the contributions during a workshop of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). Researchers in this emerging field discuss the main aspects of interactions between IT and humans with respect to; social connections, social... more...

  • Zum Frühstück gibt's Appsby Gerald Lembke; Ingo Leipner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 19.99

    E-Mail, Facebook, WhatsApp, Xing: Das Internet bringt uns ständig neue Möglichkeiten der Information und Kommunikation ? eine grenzenlose Freiheit, die fast revolutionär erscheint. Doch das Gefühl wächst: Gleichzeitig werden wir zu Sklaven unserer Smartphones, Tablets und PCs, die immer mehr unserer Zeit verschlingen. Beginnen wir die reale Welt... more...