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1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations.
  • Preface ix 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Life Sciences - A Definition 1 1.1.1 A Short Definition of Life 1 1.1.2 What Is Life Sciences? 2 1.2 Automation - A Definition 4 1.3 History of Automation 5 1.3.1 Automation from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century 5 1.3.2 Automation Since the Nineteenth Century 10 1.3.3 History of Laboratory Automation 12 1.4 Impact of Automation 15 1.4.1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Automation 15 1.4.2 Social Impact of Automation 16 1.4.3 Limitation of Automation 17 References 18 2 Automation in Life Sciences - A Critical Review 25 2.1 Overview 25 2.2 Definitions and Basics 26 2.3 Automation in Bioscreening 28 2.3.1 Overview 28 2.3.2 Automation Devices in Biological Screening 31 2.3.3 Application Examples 40 2.4 Automation in Chemical Sciences 43 2.4.1 Overview 43 2.4.2 Automation Devices for Combinatorial Chemistry 45 2.5 Automation in Analytical Measurement Applications 51 2.5.1 Overview 51 2.5.2 Process Analytical Technology 52 2.5.3 Automation Systems for Analytical Measurement Applications 54 2.6 Requirements for Automating Analytical Processes 56 2.6.1 Bioscreening vs. Analytical Measurement 56 2.6.2 Automation Requirements 58 References 61 3 Automation Concepts for Life Sciences 73 3.1 Classification of Automation Systems 73 3.2 Classification Concept for Life Science Processes 75 3.3 Robot Based Automation Systems 78 3.3.1 Robot Based Systems in Industrial Automation 78 3.3.2 Robot-Based Automation Systems in Life Sciences 79 3.3.3 Summary and Application of Concepts 81 3.4 Degree of Automation 83 3.5 Statistical Evaluations 86 References 89 4 Automation Systems with Central System Integrator 93 4.1 Centralized Closed Automation System 93 4.1.1 Background and Applicative Scope 93 4.1.2 Automation Goals 98 4.1.3 System Design 99 4.1.4 Process Description 102 4.1.5 Control of the Automation Process 103 4.1.6 Evaluation of the Automation System 104 4.2 Centralized Open Automation System 109 4.2.1 Background and Applicative Scope 109 4.2.2 Automation Goals 114 4.2.3 System Design 116 4.2.4 Process Description 121 4.2.5 Control of the Automation Process 124 4.2.6 Evaluation of the Automation System 126 4.3 Decentralized Closed Automation System 130 4.3.1 Background and Applicative Scope 131 4.3.2 Automation Goals 132 4.3.3 System Design 134 4.3.4 Process Description 135 4.3.5 Control of the Automation Process 136 4.3.6 Evaluation of the Automation System 136 4.4 Decentralized Open Automation System 143 4.4.1 System Design 144 4.4.2 Process Description 144 4.4.3 Control of the Automation System 145 References 148 5 Automation Systems with Flexible Robots 167 5.1 Centralized Closed Automation System 167 5.1.1 System Design 167 5.1.2 Process Description 174 5.1.3 Control of the Automation System 174 5.1.4 Results 179 5.2 Centralized Open Automation System 180 5.2.1 Background and Applicative Scope 180 5.2.2 Automation Goals 183 5.2.3 System Design 184 5.2.4 Process Description 186 5.2.5 Control of the Automation System 187 5.2.6 Results 189 5.3 Decentralized Automation System 191 5.3.1 System Design 192 5.3.2 Process Description 193 5.3.3 Control of the Automation System 193 5.4 Automation Systems with Integrated Robotics 194 5.4.1 System Design 196 5.4.2 Process Description 198 5.4.3 Process Control 198 References 200 6 Automated Data Evaluation in Life Sciences 205 6.1 Specific Tasks in Data Evaluation in Analytical Measurements 205 6.2 Automation Goals 207 6.3 System Design 208 6.4 System Realization 211 6.4.1 Software Structure 211 6.4.2 Software Operation 214 6.5 Process Description 220 6.6 Application Examples 222 6.6.1 Automated Data Analysis in the Elemental Analysis 222 6.6.2 Automated Data Analysis in the Structural Analysis 224 6.6.3 Automated Data Analysis in Special Applications 225 References 226 7 Management of Automated Processes 231 7.1 Laboratory Information Systems 231 7.2 Laboratory Execution Systems 231 7.3 Process and Workflow Management Systems 232 7.3.1 Overview 232 7.3.2 Intelligent Scheduling 234 7.3.3 Human Machine Interaction 236 7.4 Business Process Management Systems 239 7.4.1 Initial BPM Activities 239 7.4.2 Relationship to Scientific Workflow Management 241 7.4.3 Life Science Automation Industry Application of BPM 241 7.4.4 Status of Life Science Automation 242 7.4.5 Laboratory IT Integration Status 245 7.4.6 Innovation in End-to-End Process Automation 245 7.4.7 Workflow Automation as a New Top-Level Process Automation Approach 246 7.4.8 Outstanding Position of LIMS as an Established Process Documentation System 248 References 249 Index 255.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527805327 20171009
The first book dedicated specifically to automated sample preparation and analytical measurements, this timely and systematic overview not only covers biological applications, but also environmental measuring technology, drug discovery, and quality assurance. Following a critical review of realized automation solutions in biological sciences, the book goes on to discuss special requirements for comparable systems for analytical applications, taking different concepts into consideration and with examples chosen to illustrate the scope and limitations of each technique.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527805327 20171009
xxviii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A Note from the Series Editor xiii About the Authors xv Foreword xvii Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxvii INTRODUCTION 1 1 Pressing Issues for Engineering Education and the Engineering Profession 3 1.1 A Mismatched Curriculum 3 1.2 Responsibility that Emerges from the Transformative Power of Engineering 7 1.3 Inquiring into the Framing of Benefits and Constraints 9 1.4 Transitioning from Weak to Robust Sustainability 9 1.5 Fostering Inclusive Excellence 10 1.6 Engaging Emerging Interest Groups 11 2 Research Methods 12 3 Theoretical Frameworks 13 4 Engineering for Social Justice 14 4.1 Emerging Organizations Provide New Opportunities 15 4.2 Calls from Engineering Education Leaders 16 4.3 Emerging Scholarship on Engineering and Social Justice 18 5 Engineering for Social Justice Criteria 19 5.1 Listening Contextually to Develop Trust and Empathy 21 5.2 Identifying Structural Conditions 23 5.3 Acknowledging Political Agency and Mobilizing Power 24 5.4 Increasing Opportunities and Resources 26 5.5 Reducing Imposed Risks and Harms 27 5.6 Enhancing Human Capabilities 28 5.7 Engineering and Social Justice Criteria Combined 30 6 Guidelines for Engineering for Social Justice Implementation 31 6.1 Cradle-to-Grave Analysis 31 6.2 Transcending Temporal Delimitations 33 6.3 Culling Multiple Perspectives 33 7 Further Chapters 34 7.1 Ideologies and Mindsets that Render Social Justice Invisible or Irrelevant 34 7.2 Engineering Design 35 7.3 Engineering Sciences 36 7.4 Humanities/Social Science Courses for Engineering Students 36 7.5 E4SJ as Catalyst for Inclusive Excellence in Engineering 37 7.6 Conclusion 37 8 Benefits of E4SJ Approach 37 References 38 1 SOCIAL JUSTICE IS OFTEN INVISIBLE IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE 45 1.1 Generic Barriers to Rendering Social Justice Visible 46 1.1.1 Normalcy 46 1.1.2 Superiority 47 1.1.3 Unconscious Biases 47 1.1.4 Personal and Broader Societal Framing 48 1.2 Engineering-Specific Barriers to Rendering Social Justice Visible: Ideologies 49 1.2.1 Technical Social Dualism 50 1.2.2 Depoliticization 52 1.2.3 Meritocracy 55 1.3 Engineering-Specific Barriers to Rendering Social Justice Visible: Mindsets 56 1.3.1 Centrality of Military and Corporate Organizations 57 1.3.2 Uncritical Acceptance of Authority 58 1.3.3 Technical Narrowness 59 1.3.4 Positivism and the Myth of Objectivity 59 1.3.5 Willingness to Help and Persistence 60 References 63 2 ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 67 2.1 Why Engineering Design Matters 69 2.1.1 Why Design Resembles Actual Engineering Practice Yet Has Limitations 70 2.1.2 Why Design is an Important Yet Undervalued Component of Engineering Education 71 2.2 Engineering for Social Justice: Criteria for Engineering Design Initiatives 71 2.2.1 Listening Contextually 74 2.2.2 Identifying Structural Conditions 78 2.2.3 Acknowledging Political Agency and Mobilizing Power 79 2.2.4 Increasing Opportunities and Resources 82 2.2.5 Reducing Imposed Risks and Harms 85 2.2.6 Enhancing Human Capabilities 86 2.3 Social Justice Criteria Combined 88 2.4 Benefits of Integrating SJ in Design 89 2.5 Limitations of Social Justice Criteria 95 Appendix 2.A Engineering for Social Justice Self-Assessment Checklist 98 Appendix 2.B Design for Social Justice Charrette 100 Acknowledgments 102 References 102 3 SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE ENGINEERING SCIENCES 107 3.1 Why are the Engineering Sciences the Sacred Cow of the Engineering Curriculum? 108 3.1.1 Engineering Sciences as Shapers of Engineering Identity 108 3.1.2 Pedagogical Tradition in the Engineering Sciences 112 3.2 Why Social Justice is Inherent in Engineering Sciences Course Content 114 3.3 Making Social Justice Visible without Compromising Technical Excellence 116 3.3.1 Social Justice Definition 116 3.3.2 E4SJ Criteria 119 3.4 Examples of Making SJ Visible in the Engineering Sciences 120 3.4.1 E4SJ Criteria Engaged in Introduction to Feedback Control Systems 120 3.4.2 E4SJ Criteria Engaged in Continuous-Time Signals and Systems 127 3.4.3 E4SJ Criteria Engaged in Mass and Energy Balances 128 3.5 Challenges of Integrating Social Justice into the Engineering Sciences 132 3.5.1 Accreditation 132 3.5.2 Student Attitude 133 3.5.3 Faculty Attitude 133 3.6 Opportunities Associated with Integrating Social Justice 135 3.6.1 Student Perspectives on Opportunities 136 3.6.2 Teaching and Scholarship Opportunities for Faculty 139 3.7 Author Narratives on Challenges and Opportunities 141 3.7.1 IFCS Reflection by Dr. Johnson 141 3.7.2 CTSS Reflection by Dr. Huff 142 CTSS Follow-Up Reflection by Dr. Huff 143 3.7.3 Mass and Energy Balances Reflection by Dr. Riley 144 3.8 Conclusion 145 Appendix 3.A IFCS Case Study Matrix. The Case Study Options are Mapped to Technical and Social Justice Learning Objectives 146 Appendix 3.B SJ Integration Issues. For Future IFCS Course Iterations, the Key SJ Integration Issues and Their Potential Solutions are Explored 147 Acknowledgments 149 References 149 4 HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: FROM IRRELEVANCE TO SOCIAL JUSTICE 155 4.1 Humanities and Social Sciences, the Engineering Curriculum, and the Distancing of Engineering Education from Pressing Social Problems 157 4.2 The Cold War, the Anti-Technology Movement, and a Marginalized HSS 160 4.2.1 Humanities and Social Sciences in 1960s and 1970s Engineering Education 161 4.2.2 The Emergence and Evolution of STS 162 4.3 It Is Time: Integration of Engineering and Social Justice Through the HSS The Historical Convergence of ABET 2000 and More 163 4.3.1 Changes in the Institutional Landscape 165 4.3.2 Changes in the Scholarly Landscape 166 4.4 Emerging Curricular Innovations 168 4.5 Engineering and Social Justice at Colorado School of Mines 170 4.5.1 Background 170 4.5.2 Description of the Course Engineering and Social Justice 171 4.5.3 Course Learning Outcomes 172 4.6 Intercultural Communication at Colorado School of Mines 173 4.6.1 Course Background 174 4.6.2 Course Description 174 4.6.3 Learning Outcomes 177 4.7 Document Design and Graphics at Utah State 177 4.7.1 Course Background 178 4.7.2 Course Description 178 4.7.3 Learning Outcomes 179 4.8 Benefits and Limitations 182 4.8.1 Benefits 182 4.8.2 Limitations 183 Appendix 4.A Privilege Walk Questions 184 Appendix 4.B Privilege by Numbers Activity 187 Appendix 4.C Intercultural Communication Foundational Questions 188 Acknowledgments 189 References 190 5 TRANSFORMING ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE 197 5.1 Practical Guidelines: From Problem Space to Program Space 199 5.1.1 E4SJ in the Problem Space 199 5.1.2 E4SJ in the Course Space 202 5.1.3 E4SJ in Boundary Spaces 206 5.1.4 E4SJ in the Program Space 207 5.2 Broader Implications of E4SJ-Infused Transformations 208 5.2.1 Changing Who Becomes an Engineer 208 5.2.2 Changing the Culture of Engineering 211 5.2.3 From a Culture of Disengagement to One of Greater Public Engagement 215 5.3 Identity Challenges and Inspirations 217 5.3.1 Engineering Student Identity Issues 217 5.3.2 Engineering Faculty Identity Issues 223 Appendix 5.A Assignment and Examples of Problem Rewrites 228 References 237 6 CONCLUSION: MAKING SOCIAL JUSTICE VISIBLE AND VALUED 243 6.1 Engineering Justice into Your Career 244 6.1.1 Recognizing Barriers and Opportunities to Making E4SJ Visible 245 6.1.2 Developing Creative Framing on the Road to Tenure and Promotion 246 6.1.3 Engaging Other Stakeholders and Building a Community of Practice 250 6.1.4 Supporting Students interested in E4SJ Beyond the Classroom 250 6.1.5 Enacting E4SJ Outside the Home Institution 252 6.2 Future E4SJ Research Directions 253 6.2.1 Longitudinal Studies 253 6.2.2 Vehicles for Giving Voice to Marginalized Groups 255 References 255 Index 259.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118757307 20180226
Shows how the engineering curriculum can be a site for rendering social justice visible in engineering, for exploring complex socio-technical interplays inherent in engineering practice, and for enhancing teaching and learning Using social justice as a catalyst for curricular transformation, Engineering Justice presents an examination of how politics, culture, and other social issues are inherent in the practice of engineering. It aims to align engineering curricula with socially just outcomes, increase enrollment among underrepresented groups, and lessen lingering gender, class, and ethnicity gaps by showing how the power of engineering knowledge can be explicitly harnessed to serve the underserved and address social inequalities. This book is meant to transform the way educators think about engineering curricula through creating or transforming existing courses to attract, retain, and motivate engineering students to become professionals who enact engineering for social justice. Engineering Justice offers thought-provoking chapters on: why social justice is inherent yet often invisible in engineering education and practice; engineering design for social justice; social justice in the engineering sciences; social justice in humanities and social science courses for engineers; and transforming engineering education and practice. In addition, this book: Provides a transformative framework for engineering educators in service learning, professional communication, humanitarian engineering, community service, social entrepreneurship, and social responsibilityIncludes strategies that engineers on the job can use to advocate for social justice issues and explain their importance to employers, clients, and supervisorsDiscusses diversity in engineering educational contexts and how it affects the way students learn and develop Engineering Justice is an important book for today s professors, administrators, and curriculum specialists who seek to produce the best engineers of today and tomorrow.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118757307 20180226
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (392 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"This book collects selected papers from the 17th and 18th Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Micro/Nano Technology (CSMNT2015 and CSMNT2016). The papers cover various fields, like Micro/Nano Transducer/Robot, Microfluidic Devices and Systems, Micro/Nano Fabrication & Measurement Technologies, Microfluidics and Nano Fluids, Nano Material Research/Nanotube/Nanowire Devices, MEMS/NENS and Applications, Nanometer Biological/Nano Medicine, Packaging Technology. All the papers are written by Chinese researchers. From this book, you can have an overview of research of MEMS and nano technology in China. The reader can be researchers, graduate students, and engineers who are working in the field of MEMS and nano technology."--Publisher's website.
xiv, 380 pages : illustrations, charts ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Foundations of safety science: Theories, principles, methods and tools Understanding (organizational) practices in safety research: Proximity versus distance and some research implications T.E. Evjemo A multi-perspective account of safety (MUPSY) R. Rosness, R.K. Tinmannsvik & T.K. Haavik Influence of temperature and surroundings humidity on scaffolding work comfort I. Szer, J. Szer, P. Cyniak & E. Blazik-Borowa Two different qualitative cyberneticians: Barry Turner and Jens Rasmussen P. Waterson & J.C. Le Coze "Tough Love": Unpacking the dynamics of Turner's stage 6 (cultural readjustment) M. Whitehead, G.T. Jun & P.E. Waterson Developments in analysis of severe adverse events in healthcare-policy and practice in Norway S. Wiig & G.S. Braut From safety to cyber security: New organizational challenges in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) A. Zanutto Research to practice: Achievements, lessons learned and challenges Epidemiologic and temporal trends of work-related injuries in expatriate workers in a high-income rapidly developing country: Evidence for preventive programs R.J. Consunji, A. Mehmood, N. Hirani, A. El-Menyar, A. Abeid, A. Hyder, M. Mollazehi, H. Al-Thani & R. Peralta Ensuring contract worker safety in complex organizational systems J. Hayes, D. Paterno, E. Eleftheriadis & S. Tepe Potential safety influences of communication and language difficulties at sea: A comparison of vessels with and without multinational crews T.-O. Navestad Working conditions, fatigue and safety in Norwegian maritime transport T.-O. Navestad & R.O. Phillips Reducing risk amongst those driving during work M.J.M. Sullman Risk management and safety culture: Case studies, best practices and further needs Mandatory OHS management is mostly an ineffective `side-car' because employers delegate it away to un-empowered line managers K. Frick Safety culture in a shipping company. Evidence from two surveys 13 years apart J.I. Havold, G. Mustafa & N. Ashraf From traditional occupational safety work to systematic leisure time safety promoting T. Hyytinen & J. Kivisto-Rahnasto HSEQ assessment audit tool-consistency analysis of expert audits H. Jounila, N. Cajander, A. Reiman, J. Latva-Ranta & S. Vayrynen Capturing lessons learnt from an accident investigation to improve the management of geological hazards in construction U. Kjellen & O.I. Dalen Road safety culture among HGV drivers in Norway and Greece: Why do Greek HGV drivers commit more aggressive violations in traffic? T.-O. Navestad, R.O. Phillips, A. Laiou & G. Yannis Improving occupational safety in in-house logistics with the aid of digital measures P. Perttula, H. Ratilainen & V. Puro Chemical hazard risk in emergency services A. Prieto-Sanchez, J.A. Del Moral-Jimenez, L. Reyes-Goldsmith, S. Esteban-Pastor, F. Aguilar-Fernandez & M.T. Lanza-Guerricagoitia Measures for preventing violence in emergency departments J. Pulkkinen, S. Anttila, J. Kivisto-Rahnasto & J. Vasara Safety culture assurance by auditing in a nuclear power plant construction project T. Reiman & K. Viitanen What kind of prevention cultures are prevailing? Typical dialogues on occupational safety and health in German companies B. Schmitt-Howe Translation of a safety culture training program from one industry context to another R.O. Skotnes, K.A. Holte & P. Kines The safety culture award competition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia I. Slovackova A model for managing OHS in Finnish vocational training and education provider organisations S. Tappura, J. Pulkkinen & J. Kivisto-Rahnasto Promoting a positive safety culture in the maritime industry by applying the Safety-II perspective A.M. Teperi, V. Puro & J. Lappalainen Applying Pareto approach in the prevention of occupational accidents in cement industry-a case study at Holcim Vietnam X.T. Thai & P. Kucera Patterns of safety. Overarching results and conclusions from a comparative study of safety in the Swedish and Danish construction industry-SveDan M. Torner, K.J. Nielsen, J. Dyreborg, M. Grill, R. Grytnes, C.D. Hansen, P. Kines & A. Pousette Prevention cultures and OSH interventions-European experiences with implementing the zero accident vision (and its potentials for health and wellbeing at work) G.I.J.M. Zwetsloot Safety regulation: Reasonable practicable approach Dialogue in asymmetrical power relations-modern safety regulation? U. Forseth & R. Rosness The future of health and safety legislation and the role of different stakeholders in occupational safety and health legislation O. Nicolaidou, C.M. Varianou & G. Boustras Fire safety regulation in practice: Challenges and achievements M. Sousa, C. Fernandes, C. Ribeiro & R. Aguia Responsive regulation: Influencing WHS improvement in a high-risk industry P. Thorning, G. Phillips, V. Thomson & K. Bow Critical analysis on occupational safety and hygiene law and its implementation-a case study of Vietnam's rubber industry T.N.S. Tran & A. Bernatik Managing safety-related compliance in differing market areas J. Vasara & J. Kivisto-Rahnasto Education and training: Prerequisite for safety Occupational safety and health and environmental safety criticalities depending on geo-economic areas: A focus on mining and quarrying activities M. Bo, P. Fargione, L. Maida & F. Pognant Integrating safety into mainstream education and professional and vocational training J.N. Coudounaris An experience of university education on occupational safety and health at Politecnico di Torino E. De Cillis, P. Fargione, L. Maida & M. Patrucco What role do OHS professionals play in the construction of industrial safety? F. Guennoc, C. Chauvin & J.C. Le Coze Education and training. Pre-requisite for safety J. Jansz Bridging the divide-OHS and process safety T. Kerin Traditional learning vs virtual learning in maintenance operations: Thoughts and reflections from a safety perspective A. Martinetti & K. `t Hart Training plan for volunteers in H&S A. Prieto-Sanchez, F. Aguilar-Fernandez, L. Reyes-Goldsmith, M. Marcos-Alonso, S. Esteban-Pastor & M.T. Lanza-Guerricagoitia Safety training parks-a case study on the effectiveness of the trainings T. Rasanen, E. Sormunen, A. Reiman, S. Vayrynen, L. Moller Pedersen & O. Airaksinen A concept for developing safety leadership competencies of the managers R. Tengvall, S. Tappura & J. Kivisto-Rahnasto Monitoring of lighting in a school classroom I. Turekova, D. Lukacova & G. Banesz Biorhythm for injury prevention and safety awareness in VET: An Indian case study P.D. Ukhlikar, V. Dhole, A.B. Dadas & R. Balapure Complexity and safety: Multidisciplinarity and inter-stakeholder view Responses to institutional complexity associated with safety requirements in a large nuclear industry project N. Gotcheva, K. Aaltonen & J. Kujala Some results of a modern approach to the occupational safety and health problems L. Maida, E. De Cillis & P. Fargione Situation and factors of aggressive behavior against railway station staff in Japan surveyed through passengers' perceptions Y. Okada, Y. Miyachi, F. Kikuchi, A. Murakoshi & N. Hatakeyama "Healthy workplaces for all ages"-age related changes and occupational health and safety C.M. Varianou, O. Nicolaidou & G. Boustras.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138037960 20171218
Prevention of Accidents at Work collects papers presented at the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 3-6, 2017, organized by the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The conference on current issues within occupational safety is organized under the umbrella of Workingonsafety.net (WOS.net). WOS.net is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work. The network aims to bring accident prevention experts together in order to facilitate the exchange of experience, new findings and best practices between different countries and sectors. WOS.net is supported by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).The overall theme is safety management complexity in a changing society, with the motto: Do we need a holistic approach? Underlying topics include: Foundations of safety science: theories, principles, methods and tools; Research to practice: achievements, lessons learned and challenges; Risk management and safety culture: case studies, best practices and further needs; Safety regulation: reasonable practicable approach; Education and training: prerequisite for safety; Complexity and safety: multidisciplinarity and inter-stakeholder views. Prevention of Accidents at Work should be valuable to researchers, policy makers, safety professionals, labor inspectors, labor administrators and other experts in the prevention of occupational accidents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138037960 20171218
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  • Technology Innovation in Education. Recent Trends in Internet of Things (IoT). Knowledge Engineering for Decision Support Systems. Emerging Trends in Mobile Computing and Communications.Intelligent Recognition Technologies, Applications, and Systems (IRTAS). ICT for Intelligent Enterprise. Sensors in Real-Time Applications. Vital Role of WSN in Daily Life Applications. Learning and University Teaching Practices. Research Perspective in Big Data Analytics. Soft Computing Techniques in Cryptology and Information Security. Psychology, IT and Social Media. Big Data in Education. Internet of Things and Smart Systems. Human Factors in Cyber Security. Smart Computing. Intelligent Computing. Ecommerce and Electronic Payment Systems Adoption in Developing Countries. Quality of Service Enhancements in Distributed Mobile Networks: Algorithms and Protocols for New Generation Communications. Knowledge Management: Science, Technology, and Applications. Computer Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Intelligent Systems for Processing and Analysis of Multi-Dimensional Signals and Images. Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications. Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital. Managing People in Digital Economy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498781190 20171218
The International Conference on Communications, Management, and Information Technology (ICCMIT'16) provides a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest discoveries and realizations in the foundations, theory, models and applications of systems inspired on nature, using computational intelligence methodologies, as well as in emerging areas related to the three tracks of the conference: Communication Engineering, Knowledge, and Information Technology. The best 25 papers to be included in the book will be carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions, then revised and expanded to provide deeper insight into trends shaping future ICT.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498781190 20171218
23 PDFs (xx, 365 pages) : illustrations
  • Section 1. Strategic impact of information technology: introduction. Chapter 1. The influence of the top management characteristics on the success of the enterprise information system ; Chapter 2. Managing IT to innovate and strategize in the higher education sector: role of enterprise systems ; Chapter 3. Synergy for sustainability in the upcoming telecommunications revolution: the case of a developing economy
  • Section 2. Innovation in information technology. Chapter 4. Home bias in innovation ecosystems: relying on local users for knowledge
  • Section 3. Security. Chapter 5. On securing cloud storage using a homomorphic framework
  • Section 4. On higher education applications. Chapter 6. Learning in the laboratory: accessing videos with quick response codes ; Chapter 7. Microblogging case study in higher education: Edmodo in Finland ; Chapter 8. An app to manage grammar level tests in language schools ; Chapter 9. Analysis of a learning management system by using google analytics: a case study from Turkey ; Chapter 10. Value of adaptation of methodologies between different knowledge areas: as applied in the context of project-based learning ; Chapter 11. Students skills in a blended learning environment: a qualitative research.
Technological advancements are often regarded as positive, as they are usually expected to make life and business easier. While this can often be the case, it is not always true, and much of the improvement in the realm of technology comes from analysis of new technologies for effectiveness. Technology Management in Organizational and Societal Contexts is a critical scholarly publication that explores the relationship between businesses and institutions and technology and analyzes the outcomes in order to promote improvement. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as e-services, multimedia in education, and issues of emerging technologies, this publication is geared towards academicians, researchers, and students seeking relevant and current research on the interactions between organizations and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522552796 20180226
ix, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Contents List of Illustrations List of Tables Introduction: America's Jewel in the Crown Robert W. Rydell 1. "The Great American Desert Is No More" Sarah J. Moore 2. The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Commemorative Stamp Issue Bonnie M. Miller 3. Women and Art in the Passing Show Wendy Jean Katz 4. Trilby Goes Naked and Native on the Midway Emily Godbey 5. Condensed Loveliness Tracey Jean Boisseau 6. Indigenous Identities in the Imperialist Imagination Akim Reinhardt 7. Exposition Anthropology Nancy J. Parezo 8. Hawai'i and the Philippines at the Omaha Expositions Stacy L. Kamehiro and Danielle B. Crawford Afterword: The Art of the Historian Timothy Schaffert Selected Bibliography Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803278806 20180219
The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 celebrated Omaha's key economic role as a center of industry west of the Mississippi River and its arrival as a progressive metropolis after the Panic of 1893. The exposition also promoted the rise of the United States as an imperial power, at the time on the brink of the Spanish-American War, and the nation's place in bringing "civilization" to Indigenous populations both overseas and at the conclusion of the recent Plains Indian Wars. The Omaha World's Fair, however, is one of the least studied American expositions. Wendy Jean Katz brings together leading scholars to better understand the event's place in the larger history of both Victorian-era America and the American West. The interdisciplinary essays in this volume cover an array of topics, from competing commercial visions of the cities of the Great West; to the role of women in the promotion of City Beautiful ideals of public art and urban planning; and the constructions of Indigenous and national identities through exhibition, display, and popular culture. Leading scholars T. J. Boisseau, Bonnie M. Miller, Sarah J. Moore, Nancy Parezo, Akim Reinhardt, and Robert Rydell, among others, discuss this often-misunderstood world's fair and its place in the Victorian-era ascension of the United States as a world power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803278806 20180219
Green Library
1 online resource (255 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"Our book presents a unique and original viewpoint on natural and engineered systems. The authors' goal is to propose and explain core principles that govern the formation and function of simple and complex systems. Examples are drawn from a broad range of topics from common materials and manufactured structures to the behavior of cells, organisms and socio-economic organizations. We provide a technical discussion of key engineering principles without the use of mathematics so that we may describe for a general audience how the systems of daily life form, operate, and evolve. We use analogy and illustrations to show how the components self-organize and scale to form complex adaptive systems. In this way we hope to understand how those systems come to be, achieve stability, and suddenly transition to new equilibrium states, including the sudden onset of economic recessions, ecosystem collapse, the evolution of species, development of cancer, and other wide-ranging topics. The existential role of component variability in these processes is emphasized. This book targets engineering instructors and undergraduate students curious to explore the grand challenges facing society today so they might build productive and long-lasting careers in science and technology. The six essays can be used to frame classroom discussions on systems from a broad range of disciplines. The essays are designed to appeal to those with a basic science and engineering background as we illustrate many fundamental engineering concepts in our descriptions of system behavior. We also hope our book appeals to curious members of the general public who are interested in understanding foundational ideas."--Publisher's website.
1 PDF (xiii, 87 pages).
  • Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Reflectance Functions Models of BRDF Acquisition Setups Conclusion Bibliography Authors' Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681731452 20180306
This book provides beginners in computer graphics and related fields a guide to the concepts, models, and technologies for realistic rendering of material appearance. It provides a complete and thorough overview of reflectance models and acquisition setups, along with providing a selection of the available tools to explore, visualize, and render the reflectance data. Reflectance models are under continuous development, since there is still no straightforward solution for general material representations. Every reflectance model is specific to a class of materials. Hence, each has strengths and weaknesses, which the book highlights in order to help the reader choose the most suitable model for any purpose. The overview of the acquisition setups will provide guidance to a reader who needs to acquire virtual materials and will help them to understand which measurement setup can be useful for a particular purpose, while taking into account the performance and the expected cost derived from the required components. The book also describes several recent open source software solutions, useful for visualizing and manipulating a wide variety of reflectance models and data.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681731452 20180306
xiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Positioning Women in the World Fairs, 1876-1937[Myriam Boussahba-Bravard and Rebecca Rogers] Part I: Exhibiting Women: Collectors, Artists and Students 1. Expositions and Collections: Women Art Collectors and Patrons in the Age of the Great Expositions [Julie Verlaine] 2. Unpretentious Paintings: Mexico's National School of Fine Arts' Women Students at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition [Ursula Tania Estrada] 3. Inserting the Personal in the International: The American Girl at the 1900 Paris Exposition [Linda Kim] Part II: Promoting Women: Professionals, Workers and Organizers 4. "After Mature Deliberation": Women Lawyers' Infiltration of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition [Gwen Jordan] 5. International Expositions and the Rewriting of Portuguese Women's History (1889-1908) [Teresa Pinto] 6. A "Reason to Act, an Ideal to Strive Towards": Women as Intellectual Organizers at the Paris Exhibition of 1900 [Anne R. Epstein] Part III: Staging Otherness: Women on and from the Margins 7. African American Women's Voices at the 1893 Chicago World Fair [Claudine Raynaud] 8. Between Knowledge and Spectacle: Exotic Women at International Exhibitions (Paris, 1889 and 1900) [Christiane Demeulenaere-Douyere] 9. International Activism After the Fair: New South Wales, Utah, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition [James Keating] Part IV: Mobilizing Women: National, International, and Transnational Feminism(s) 10. Rendezvous at the Expo: Building a Franco-American Women's Network, 1889-1893-1900 [Karen Offen] 11. Forging the Transnational out of the International: Feminist Internationalism at World's Fairs and International Exhibitions [Tracey Jean Boisseau] 12. French Women at the Paris 1937 Exhibition: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? [Sian Reynolds].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138636057 20180213
This book argues for the importance of bringing women and gender more directly into the dynamic field of exposition studies. Reclaiming women for the history of world fairs (1876-1937), it also seeks to introduce new voices into these studies, dialoguing across disciplinary and national historiographies. From the outset, women participated not only as spectators, but also as artists, writers, educators, artisans and workers, without figuring among the organizers of international exhibitions until the 20th century. Their presence became more pointedly acknowledged as feminist movements developed within the Western World and specific spaces dedicated to women's achievements emerged. International exhibitions emerged as showcases of "modernity" and "progress, " but also as windows onto the foreign, the different, the unexpected and the spectacular. As public rituals of celebration, they transposed national ceremonies and protests onto an international stage. For spectators, exhibitions brought the world home; for organizers, the entire world was a fair. Women were actors and writers of the fair narrative, although acknowledgment of their contribution was uneven and often ephemeral. Uncovering such silence highlights how gendered the triumphant history of modernity was, and reveals the ways women as a category engaged with modern life within that quintessential modern space-the world fair.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138636057 20180213
Green Library
1 online resource (xii, 101 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
317 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
East Asia Library
321 pages ; 24 cm
  • Winners and losers
  • Reinventing how we live
  • Inventing new systems
  • Ideas about ideas
  • Where do inventions come from?
  • The visible hand-- Inventing the wheel.
"A smart, lively history of the world economy, seen through the crucial inventions that shaped it. Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? What is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers? In [this book], author and economist Tim Harford paints an epic yet intimate picture of economic change by telling the stories of the ideas, people, and tools that have had far-reaching and unexpected consequences for all of us. Drawing on his hugely popular BBC radio program and podcast ..., Harford expands on them with fascinating glimpses into the inventions that have transformed the ways, we work, play, and live. From the plow to artificial intelligence, from Gillette's disposable razor to IKEA's Billy bookcase, Harford recounts the memorable story of each invention and introduces us to the characters who developed them, profited from them, and were in some cases ruined by them. The result is a wise and witty book of history, economics, and biography."--Jacket.
Green Library
1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
Stanford Libraries
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Part I: Energy Systems Chapter 1: Geometric Optimization for Thermo-Electric Cooler Chapter 2: Mean-Variance Mapping Optimization for Economic Dispatch Chapter 3: Smart Charging Optimization of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Part II: Process Optimization Chapter 4: Three Phase Separator Optimization using Bacteria Foraging Chapter 5: Plant Optimization using Artificial Fish Swarm Algorithm Chapter 6: Multi-objective Optimization of Bioethanol Pre-treatment Process Part III: Material Engineering Chapter 7: Bioactive Compound Extraction Process Optimization Chapter 8: Multi-objective Optimization of Cement-bonded Sand Mould System Chapter 9: Multi-objective Optimization of Green Sand Mould Product Chapter 10: Multi-objective Optimization of Resin-bonded Sand Core Properties Final Remarks on Metaheuristics in Engineering.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315297651 20171218
Advances in Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Systems provides details on current approaches utilized in engineering optimization. It gives a comprehensive background on metaheuristic applications, focusing on main engineering sectors such as energy, process, and materials. It discusses topics such as algorithmic enhancements and performance measurement approaches, and provides insights into the implementation of metaheuristic strategies to multi-objective optimization problems. With this book, readers can learn to solve real-world engineering optimization problems effectively using the appropriate techniques from emerging fields including evolutionary and swarm intelligence, mathematical programming, and multi-objective optimization. The ten chapters of this book are divided into three parts. The first part discusses three industrial applications in the energy sector. The second focusses on process optimization and considers three engineering applications: optimization of a three-phase separator, process plant, and a pre-treatment process. The third and final part of this book covers industrial applications in material engineering, with a particular focus on sand mould-systems. It also includes discussions on the potential improvement of algorithmic characteristics via strategic algorithmic enhancements. This book helps fill the existing gap in literature on the implementation of metaheuristics in engineering applications and real-world engineering systems. It will be an important resource for engineers and decision-makers selecting and implementing metaheuristics to solve specific engineering problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315297651 20171218
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Nanostructures and Nanosystems for Improvement of Materials and Objects. Modeling in Sphere of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Investigations of Structure and Properties of Nanostructures, Nanosystems, and Nanostructured Materials. Producing of Nanostructured Materialc and Investigations of Their Properties. Applications of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnologies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315342108 20171218
This important book presents a collection of scientific papers on recent theoretical and practical advances in nanostructures, nanomaterials, and nanotechnologies. Highlighting some of the latest developments and trends in the field, the volume presents the developments of advanced nanostructured materials and the respective tools to characterize and predict their properties and behavior.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315342108 20171218
1 online resource (xxii, 409 pages) : illustrations., 1 online resource (1 CD-ROM.)
This book provides new and seasoned users with step-by-step procedures on creating and modifying 3D models, working with cameras and lights, assigning materials to objects, rendering, and printing. Unlike many AutoCAD competitors, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad tools for this popular application. Use the companion CD to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book's figures including color. AutoCAD 2017 3DModelzing includes 50 "mini-workshops, " that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of full projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781944534622 20171201