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Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction Third IFIP TC 5 DCITDRR International Conference, ITDRR 2018, Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, Poznan, Poland, September 20-21

Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction Third IFIP TC 5 DCITDRR International Conference, ITDRR 2018, Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, Poznan, Poland, September 20-21

Author: Yuko Murayama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2020

This volume constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third IFIP TC 5 DCITDRR International Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction, ITDRR 2018, held as part of the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, in Poznan, Poland, in September 2018. The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers focus on various aspects and challenges of coping with disaster risk reduction. The main topics include areas such as natural disasters, big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile computing, emergency management, disaster information processing, and disaster risk assessment and management.

Historia de la Literatura Griega

Historia de la Literatura Griega

Author: Rafael Carrion Arias Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

El libro que aqui presentamos esta dirigido tanto al estudioso de la literatura y de la antiguedad en general, como al especialista en la filosofia nietzscheana en particular. Se trata del primer monografico dedicado a un texto de gran importancia en el corpus nietzscheano: las lecciones de F. Nietzsche acerca de la Historia de la literatura griega (Vorlesungen uber Geschichte der griechischen Literatur I/II y III), resultado de sus ultimos anos de docencia en Basel y que en palabras de su primer editor Otto Crusius es la quintaesencia de las clases teoricas y practicas anteriormente impartidas. El destino del legado postumo del filosofo habia dificultado hasta ahora un acceso critico a dichos materiales. Su reciente edicion y traduccion critica, sin embargo, ha empezado a posibilitar por fin el analisis pormenorizado de lo que ellos contienen. El lector encontrara en este estudio una moneda de doble valor: pues con el podra ganar conocimientos muy valiosos acerca de metodologias para el estudio de la literatura, de obras y autores de la antiguedad, asi como un acceso exclusivo al laboratorio nietzscheano previo a su etapa de madurez. Se trata de una investigacion altamente original, que descubre un periodo apenas conocido pero fundamental en la gestacion del pensamiento nietzscheano y que en su exposicion organica pone en serio cuestionamiento varias de las constantes instauradas en la Nietzscheforschung aun a dia de hoy.

Evaluating Information Retrieval and Access Tasks

Evaluating Information Retrieval and Access Tasks

Author: Tetsuya Sakai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2020

This open access book summarizes the first two decades of the NII Testbeds and Community for Information access Research (NTCIR). NTCIR is a series of evaluation forums run by a global team of researchers and hosted by the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan. The book is unique in that it discusses not just what was done at NTCIR, but also how it was done and the impact it has achieved. For example, in some chapters the reader sees the early seeds of what eventually grew to be the search engines that provide access to content on the World Wide Web, today's smartphones that can tailor what they show to the needs of their owners, and the smart speakers that enrich our lives at home and on the move. We also get glimpses into how new search engines can be built for mathematical formulae, or for the digital record of a lived human life. Key to the success of the NTCIR endeavor was early recognition that information access research is an empirical discipline and that evaluation therefore lay at the core of the enterprise. Evaluation is thus at the heart of each chapter in this book. They show, for example, how the recognition that some documents are more important than others has shaped thinking about evaluation design. The thirty-three contributors to this volume speak for the many hundreds of researchers from dozens of countries around the world who together shaped NTCIR as organizers and participants. This book is suitable for researchers, practitioners, and students-anyone who wants to learn about past and present evaluation efforts in information retrieval, information access, and natural language processing, as well as those who want to participate in an evaluation task or even to design and organize one.

String Processing and Information Retrieval

String Processing and Information Retrieval

Author: Christina Boucher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2020, held in Orlando, FL, USA, in October 2020. The 17 full papers and 4 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. They cover topics such as: data structures; algorithms; information retrieval; compression; combinatorics on words; and computational biology.

Big Data in Emergency Management: Exploitation Techniques for Social and Mobile Data

Big Data in Emergency Management: Exploitation Techniques for Social and Mobile Data

Author: Rajendra Akerkar Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2020

This contributed volume discusses essential topics and the fundamentals for Big Data Emergency Management and primarily focusses on the application of Big Data for Emergency Management. It walks the reader through the state of the art, in different facets of the big disaster data field. This includes many elements that are important for these technologies to have real-world impact. This book brings together different computational techniques from: machine learning, communication network analysis, natural language processing, knowledge graphs, data mining, and information visualization, aiming at methods that are typically used for processing big emergency data. This book also provides authoritative insights and highlights valuable lessons by distinguished authors, who are leaders in this field. Emergencies are severe, large-scale, non-routine events that disrupt the normal functioning of a community or a society, causing widespread and overwhelming losses and impacts. Emergency Management is the process of planning and taking actions to minimize the social and physical impact of emergencies and reduces the community's vulnerability to the consequences of emergencies. Information exchange before, during and after the disaster periods can greatly reduce the losses caused by the emergency. This allows people to make better use of the available resources, such as relief materials and medical supplies. It also provides a channel through which reports on casualties and losses in each affected area, can be delivered expeditiously. Big Data-Driven Emergency Management refers to applying advanced data collection and analysis technologies to achieve more effective and responsive decision-making during emergencies. Researchers, engineers and computer scientists working in Big Data Emergency Management, who need to deal with large and complex sets of data will want to purchase this book. Advanced-level students interested in data-driven emergency/crisis/disaster management will also want to purchase this book as a study guide.

The Web of Data

The Web of Data

Author: Aidan Hogan Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

This book's main goals are to bring together in a concise way all the methodologies, standards and recommendations related to Data, Queries, Links, Semantics, Validation and other issues concerning machine-readable data on the Web, to describe them in detail, to provide examples of their use, and to discuss how they contribute to - and how they have been used thus far on - the Web of Data . As the content of the Web becomes increasingly machine readable, increasingly complex tasks can be automated, yielding more and more powerful Web applications that are capable of discovering, cross-referencing, filtering, and organizing data from numerous websites in a matter of seconds. The book is divided into nine chapters, the first of which introduces the topic by discussing the shortcomings of the current Web and illustrating the need for a Web of Data. Next, Web of Data provides an overview of the fundamental concepts involved, and discusses some current use-cases on the Web where such concepts are already being employed. Resource Description Framework (RDF) describes the graph-structured data model proposed by the Semantic Web community as a common data model for the Web. The chapter on RDF Schema (RDFS) and Semantics presents a lightweight ontology language used to define an initial semantics for terms used in RDF graphs. In turn, the chapter Web Ontology Language (OWL) elaborates on a more expressive ontology language built upon RDFS that offers much more powerful ontological features. In SPARQL Query Language a language for querying and updating RDF graphs is described, with examples of the features it supports, supplemented by a detailed definition of its semantics. Shape Constraints and Expressions (SHACL/ShEx) introduces two languages for describing the expected structure of - and expressing constraints on - RDF graphs for the purposes of validation. Linked Data discusses the principles and best practices proposed by the Linked Data community for publishing interlinked (RDF) data on the Web, and how these techniques have been adopted. The final chapter highlights open problems and rounds out the coverage with a more general discussion on the future of the Web of Data. The book is intended for students, researchers and advanced practitioners interested in learning more about the Web of Data, and about closely related topics such as the Semantic Web, Knowledge Graphs, Linked Data, Graph Databases, Ontologies, etc. Offering a range of accessible examples and exercises, it can be used as a textbook for students and other newcomers to the field. It can also serve as a reference handbook for researchers and developers, as it offers up-to-date details on key standards (RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL, SHACL, ShEx, RDB2RDF, LDP), along with formal definitions and references to further literature. The associated website webofdatabook.org offers a wealth of complementary material, including solutions to the exercises, slides for classes, raw data for examples, and a section for comments and questions.

Business Process Management

Business Process Management

Author: Dirk Fahland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2020, held in Seville, Spain, in September 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 27 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 125 submissions. Two full keynote papers are also included. The papers are organized in topical sections named: foundations; engineering; and management.

Evaluating Information Retrieval and Access Tasks

Evaluating Information Retrieval and Access Tasks

Author: Tetsuya Sakai Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2020

This open access book summarizes the first two decades of the NII Testbeds and Community for Information access Research (NTCIR). NTCIR is a series of evaluation forums run by a global team of researchers and hosted by the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan. The book is unique in that it discusses not just what was done at NTCIR, but also how it was done and the impact it has achieved. For example, in some chapters the reader sees the early seeds of what eventually grew to be the search engines that provide access to content on the World Wide Web, today's smartphones that can tailor what they show to the needs of their owners, and the smart speakers that enrich our lives at home and on the move. We also get glimpses into how new search engines can be built for mathematical formulae, or for the digital record of a lived human life. Key to the success of the NTCIR endeavor was early recognition that information access research is an empirical discipline and that evaluation therefore lay at the core of the enterprise. Evaluation is thus at the heart of each chapter in this book. They show, for example, how the recognition that some documents are more important than others has shaped thinking about evaluation design. The thirty-three contributors to this volume speak for the many hundreds of researchers from dozens of countries around the world who together shaped NTCIR as organizers and participants. This book is suitable for researchers, practitioners, and students-anyone who wants to learn about past and present evaluation efforts in information retrieval, information access, and natural language processing, as well as those who want to participate in an evaluation task or even to design and organize one.

Advanced Information Systems Engineering

Advanced Information Systems Engineering

Author: Nicolas Herbaut Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the CAiSE Forum 2020 which was held as part of the 32nd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2020, in June 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CAiSE Forum is a place within the CAiSE conference for presenting and discussing new ideas and tools related to information systems engineering. Intended to serve as an interactive platform, the Forum aims at the presentation of emerging new topics and controversial positions, as well as demonstration of innovative systems, tools and applications. This year's theme was Responsible Information Systems . The 12 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 19 submissions.

Information Retrieval Evaluation in a Changing World

Information Retrieval Evaluation in a Changing World

Author: Nicola Ferro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2020

This volume celebrates the twentieth anniversary of CLEF - the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for the first ten years, and the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum since - and traces its evolution over these first two decades. CLEF's main mission is to promote research, innovation and development of information retrieval (IR) systems by anticipating trends in information management in order to stimulate advances in the field of IR system experimentation and evaluation. The book is divided into six parts. Parts I and II provide background and context, with the first part explaining what is meant by experimental evaluation and the underlying theory, and describing how this has been interpreted in CLEF and in other internationally recognized evaluation initiatives. Part II presents research architectures and infrastructures that have been developed to manage experimental data and to provide evaluation services in CLEF and elsewhere. Parts III, IV and V represent the core of the book, presenting some of the most significant evaluation activities in CLEF, ranging from the early multilingual text processing exercises to the later, more sophisticated experiments on multimodal collections in diverse genres and media. In all cases, the focus is not only on describing what has been achieved , but above all on what has been learnt . The final part examines the impact CLEF has had on the research world and discusses current and future challenges, both academic and industrial, including the relevance of IR benchmarking in industrial settings. Mainly intended for researchers in academia and industry, it also offers useful insights and tips for practitioners in industry working on the evaluation and performance issues of IR tools, and graduate students specializing in information retrieval.

Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing

Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing

Author: Alexander Nolte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2020

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing, CollabTech 2020. The conference was scheduled to take place in Tartu, Estonia, in September 2020. It was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10 full and 5 work-in-progress papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions.

Smart Network Inspired Paradigm and Approaches in IoT Applications

Smart Network Inspired Paradigm and Approaches in IoT Applications

Author: Mohamed Elhoseny Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This book gathers high-quality research articles and reviews that reflect the latest advances in the smart network-inspired paradigm and address current issues in IoT applications as well as other emerging areas. Featuring work from both academic and industry researchers, the book provides a concise overview of the current state of the art and highlights some of the most promising and exciting new ideas and techniques. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, policymakers, and IT professionals and providers working in areas that call for state-of-the-art networks and IoT applications.