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  • MOOCs and Their Afterlivesby Elizabeth Losh

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 37.50

    A trio of headlines in the Chronicle of Higher Education seem to say it all: in 2013, “A Bold Move Toward MOOCs Sends Shock Waves;” in 2014, “Doubts About MOOCs Continue to Rise,” and in 2015, “The MOOC Hype Fades.” At the beginning of the 2010s, MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, seemed poised to completely revolutionize higher education. But... more...

  • Augmented Humanby Helen Papagiannis

    O'Reilly Media 2017; US$ 33.99

    Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the boundary between the physical and digital worlds. In AR’s current exploration phase, innovators are beginning to create compelling and contextually rich applications that enhance a user’s everyday experiences. In this book, Dr. Helen Papagiannis—a world-leading expert in the field—introduces you to AR: how it’s evolving,... more...

  • Medical Image Watermarkingby Amit Kumar Singh; Basant Kumar; Ghanshyam Singh; Anand Mohan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.19

    This book presents medical image watermarking techniques and algorithms for telemedicine and other emerging applications. This book emphasizes on medical image watermarking to ensure the authenticity of transmitted medical information. It begins with an introduction of digital watermarking, important characteristics, novel applications, different... more...

  • Systems Practice: How to Actby Ray Ison

    Springer London 2017; US$ 56.32

    This book shows how to do systems thinking and translate that thinking into praxis (theory informed practical action). It will be welcomed by those managing or governing in situations of complexity and uncertainty across all domains of professional and personal life. The development of capabilities to think and act systemically is an urgent priority.... more...

  • Life in Codeby Ellen Ullman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.90

    The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation... more...

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)by Paul Voigt; Axel von dem Bussche

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 82.73

    This book provides expert advice on the practical implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and systematically analyses its various provisions. Examples, tables, a checklist etc. showcase the practical consequences of the new legislation. The handbook examines the GDPR’s scope of application, the organizational... more...

  • Handbook of Large-Scale Distributed Computing in Smart Healthcareby Samee U. Khan; Albert Y. Zomaya; Assad Abbas

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 329.78

    This volume offers readers various perspectives and visions for cutting-edge research in ubiquitous healthcare. The topics emphasize large-scale architectures and high performance solutions for smart healthcare, healthcare monitoring using large-scale computing techniques, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics for healthcare, Fog Computing,... more...

  • Smart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systemsby Markus Helfert; Cornel Klein; Brian Donnellan; Oleg Gusikhin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 70.91

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2016, and the Second International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, VEHITS 2016, held in Rome, Italy, in April 2016. The 11 full papers of SMARTGREENS 2016... more...

  • Intelligent Robotics and Applicationsby YongAn Huang; Hao Wu; Honghai Liu; Zhouping Yin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.82

    The three volume set LNAI 10462, LNAI 10463, and LNAI 10464 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2017, held in Wuhan, China, in August 2017. The 235 papers presented in the three volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 310 submissions. The papers in this... more...

  • Intelligent Robotics and Applicationsby YongAn Huang; Hao Wu; Honghai Liu; Zhouping Yin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.82

    The three volume set LNAI 10462, LNAI 10463, and LNAI 10464 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2017, held in Wuhan, China, in August 2017. The 235 papers presented in the three volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 310 submissions. The papers in this... more...