PRICAI 2008: Trends in Artificial Intelligence

10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 15-19, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Tu-Bao Ho,Zhi-Hua Zhou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354089196X

Category: Computers

Page: 1130

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2008, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in December 2008. The 49 revised long papers, 33 revised regular papers, and 32 poster papers presented together with 1 keynote talk and 3 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 234 submissions. The papers address all current issues of modern AI research with topics such as AI foundations, knowledge representation, knowledge acquisition and ontologies, evolutionary computation, etc. as well as various exciting and innovative applications of AI to many different areas. Particular importance is attached to the areas of machine learning and data mining, intelligent agents, language and speech processing, information retrieval and extraction.

Plunketts Food Industry Almanac 2008

The Only Comprehensive Guide to Food Companies and Trends

Author: Plunkett Research, Ltd

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 1593921063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 578

View: 8504

Covers almost everything you need to know about the food, beverage and tobacco industry, including: analysis of major trends and markets; historical statistics and tables; major food producers such as Kraft and Frito Lay; and more. It also includes statistical tables, a food industry glossary, industry contacts and thorough indexes.

The State of African Cities 2008

A Framework for Addressing Urban Challenges in Africa

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 9211320151

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

View: 7002

With rapidly increasing urban populations, cities in Africa are faced with enormous challenges and will have to find ways to facilitate by 2015 urban services, livelihoods and housing for more than twice as many urban dwellers than it has today. A worrying trend with the African urbanization process is that it is a process rooted in poverty rather than an industrialization-induced socio-economic transition as in other major world urban regions. Africas escalating urban problems have received less attention than warranted and now, at the dawn of Africas urban age, these need to be addressed - publisher.

Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2008: Telecommunications Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 1593920865

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

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Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2008 is the only complete reference guide to the telecommunications technologies and companies that are changing the way the world communicates today. This massive reference book's market research section provides complete access to the U.S. telecommunications and communications industry. This section includes over a dozen major statistical tables covering everything from revenues for the fixed line and wireless service sectors, to the number of telephone subscribers worldwide, to telephone equipment import and export market numbers. Finally, in this carefully-researched volume, you will receive an abundance of data on: national and global telecommunications statistics, new telecommunications technology, telecommunications market forecasts, telecommunications trends and leading telecommunications companies. In the corporate profiles section, you'll receive vital details on the "Telecommunications 500 Firms," the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the telecommunications business. These in-depth profiles include corporate name, address, phone, fax, web site, growth plans, competitive advantage, financial histories and up to 27 executive contacts by title. You will also find information regarding local exchange and long distance telephone service markets and trends, wireless and cellular telephone markets and trends, satellite telecommunications, Wi-Fi, telephone industry equipment, software and support. Telecommunications is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic industries in the world today, and Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac will be your guide to this rapidly-changing business. Purchasers of the printed book or PDF version may receive a free CD-ROM database of the corporate profiles, enabling export of vital corporate data for mail merge and other uses.


The Essentials

Author: Anthony Walsh,Cody Jorgensen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506372031

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 6517

Criminology: The Essentials, Third Edition, by Anthony Walsh and Cody Jorgensen, introduces students to major theoretical perspectives and criminology topics in a concise, easy-to-read format. This straightforward overview of the major subject areas in criminology still thoroughly covers the most up-to-date advances in theory and research. In the new full-color Third Edition, special features have been added to engage the reader in thinking critically about concepts in criminology.

Vital Statistics of the United States 2008

Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data

Author: Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598882961

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 5399

This Bernan Press title fills the gap created when the National Center for Health Statistics ceased publication of its Vital Statistics compendia in 1992. This volume includes both current and historical statistics and, when appropriate, details by state and metropolitan area and comparisons to foreign countries. Equal emphasis is given to data on natality and mortality. Mortality data is supplemented by selected background statistics on high-risk persons, such as smokers, patients with HIV, diabetics, and persons with heart disease. New to the third edition are expanded subsections on health expenditures and health insurance.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2008/2009

Setting New Trends

Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl,Blandina Baranes,Christophe Venet,Wolfgang Rathgeber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709103180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

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The Yearbook on Space Policy aims to be the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Trends in Intelligent Systems and Computer Engineering

Author: Oscar Castillo,Li Xu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387749358

Category: Computers

Page: 670

View: 4830

This volume contains contributions from participants in the 2007 International Multiconference of Engineers and Computer Scientists. It covers a variety of subjects in the frontiers of intelligent systems and computer engineering and their industrial applications. The book offers up-to-date information on advances in intelligent systems and computer engineering and also serves as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working in the field.