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Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Computing

  • 1st Edition
  • Muhammet Deveci
  • Muhammet Deveci
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Computing investigates recent technological advances in decision support systems models designed to solve real world applications. The book provides a broad overview of digital technology transformation as applied to the circular economy which is seeking to drive improvements in scientific research, communication, logistics, automation, production, and the improved sustainability of these processes and products. The book explores applications of decision support for sustainable development across supply chain management, business intelligence, agriculture, aviation, communications, and finance.
Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Computing

Handbook of the Economics of Education

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 7
  • Stephen J. Machin, Ludger Woessmann + 1 more
  • Stephen J. Machin, Ludger Woessmann and Eric A. Hanushek
  • October 26, 2023
  • English
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Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume Seven describes the research frontier in key topical areas and sets the agenda for further work. Sections in this new release include Methods for Measuring School Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation and Training, U.S. School Finance: Resources and Outcomes, College Costs, Financial Aid, and Student Decisions, Firm Training, Multidimensional Human Capital and the Wage Structure, and more. By bringing together some of the world’s leading scholars, this volume provides a unique view of scholarship in the area. The international perspectives of the editors – Hanushek at Stanford, Machin at LSE, and Woessmann at Munich – leads to a volume with something for all researchers. Topics range from the economics of early childhood education to inequality in society to cash transfers in developing countries.
Handbook of the Economics of Education

Stampede Theory

  • 1st Edition
  • Philip Feldman
  • Philip Feldman
  • April 26, 2023
  • English
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Stampede Theory: Human Nature, Technology, and Runaway Social Realities explores the biological, evolutionary and technological systems that drive troubling patterns of behavior among groups while also proposing actions to combat harm. The book discusses different ways that living beings coordinate and how the emergence of communication technologies has changed behaviors. As the problem of echo chambers and misinformation grows, it is crucial to understand underlying causes and provide solutions—this book does just that by pulling from multiple fields to produce a coherent story about how social realities are created and how they can create resilient communities or reinforce damaging beliefs. This interdisciplinary approach rests on three primary pillars: 1) How information systems affect the distribution of ideas, information, influence and belief; 2. Technology-mediated communication between individuals and groups, from stories pressed into clay tablets to “likes” on social media; 3) The sociology of behavioral bias in groups ranging from teams to nations. Because of its interdisciplinary foundations, the book includes chapters that address behavioral economics, cults, artificial intelligence, and the individual psychology of belief.  This will be a valuable resource for a range of readers, from political and social scientists to decision-makers in government and business, scientists in the fields of machine learning and AI, and more.
Stampede Theory

Handbook of the Economics of the Family

  • 1st Edition
  • Shelly Lundberg + 1 more
  • Shelly Lundberg and Alessandra Voena
  • March 23, 2023
  • English
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Handbook of the Economics of the Family, Volume One includes comprehensive surveys of the current state of the economics literaure in the field, prepared by leading scholars, with a particular empahsis on the most recent developments in each area. Chapters cover Culture and the family; Mating markets; Household decisions and intra-household distributions; The economics of fertility: a new era; Families, labor markets, and policy; Family background, neighborhoods, and intergenerational mobility; The great transition: Kuznets facts for family-economists; An institutional perspective on the economics of the family.
Handbook of the Economics of the Family

Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume 2

  • 1st Edition
  • Haoran Zhang
  • Haoran Zhang
  • January 27, 2023
  • English
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Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume Two: Mobility Analytics and Prediction introduces the fundamental technologies of mobile big data mining (MDM), advanced AI methods, and upper-level applications, helping readers comprehensively understand MDM with a bottom-up approach. The book explains how to preprocess mobile big data, visualize urban mobility, simulate and predict human travel behavior, and assess urban mobility characteristics and their matching performance as conditions and constraints in transport, emergency management, and sustainability development systems. The book introduces how to design MDM platforms that adapt to the evolving mobility environment and new types of transportation and users. This helpful guide provides a basis for how to simulate and predict mobility data. After an introductory theory chapter, the book then covers crucial topics such as long-term mobility pattern analytics, mobility data generators, user information inference, Grid-based population density prediction, and more. The book concludes with a chapter on graph-based mobility data analytics. The information in this work is crucial for researchers, engineers, operators, company administrators, and policymakers in related fields, to comprehensively understand current technologies' infra-knowledge structure and limitations.
Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume 2

Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume 3

  • 1st Edition
  • Haoran Zhang
  • Haoran Zhang
  • January 26, 2023
  • English
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Handbook of Mobility Data Mining: Volume Three: Mobility Data-Driven Applications introduces the fundamental technologies of mobile big data mining (MDM), advanced AI methods, and upper-level applications, helping readers comprehensively understand MDM with a bottom-up approach. The book explains how to preprocess mobile big data, visualize urban mobility, simulate and predict human travel behavior, and assess urban mobility characteristics and their matching performance as conditions and constraints in transport, emergency management, and sustainability development systems. The book contains crucial information for researchers, engineers, operators, administrators, and policymakers seeking greater understanding of current technologies' infra-knowledge structure and limitations. The book introduces how to design MDM platforms that adapt to the evolving mobility environment—and new types of transportation and users—based on an integrated solution that utilizes sensing and communication capabilities to tackle significant challenges faced by the MDM field. This third volume looks at various cases studies to illustrate and explore the methods introduced in the first two volumes, covering topics such as Intelligent Transportation Management, Smart Emergency Management—detailing cases such as the Fukushima earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, and COVID-19—and Urban Sustainability Development, covering bicycle and railway travel behavior, mobility inequality, and road and light pollution inequality. 
Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume 3

Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume 1

  • 1st Edition
  • Haoran Zhang
  • Haoran Zhang
  • January 26, 2023
  • English
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Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume One: Data Preprocessing and Visualization introduces the fundamental technologies of mobile big data mining (MDM), advanced AI methods, and upper-level applications, helping readers comprehensively understand MDM with a bottom-up approach. The book explains how to preprocess mobile big data, visualize urban mobility, simulate and predict human travel behavior, and assess urban mobility characteristics and their matching performance as conditions and constraints in transport, emergency management, and sustainability development systems. The book contains crucial information for researchers, engineers, operators, administrators, and policymakers seeking greater understanding of current technologies' infra-knowledge structure and limitations. Further, the book introduces how to design MDM platforms that adapt to the evolving mobility environment, new types of transportation, and users based on an integrated solution that utilizes sensing and communication capabilities to tackle significant challenges faced by the MDM field. This volume focuses on how to efficiently pre-process mobile big data to extract and utilize critical feature information of high-dimensional city people flow. The book first provides a conceptual theory and framework, then discusses data sources, trajectory map-matching, noise filtering, trajectory data segmentation, data quality assessment, and more, concluding with a chapter on privacy protection in mobile big data mining.
Handbook of Mobility Data Mining, Volume 1

Handbook of the Economics of Education

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 6
  • Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann + 1 more
  • Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann and Stephen J. Machin
  • January 18, 2023
  • English
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The Handbook of the Economics of Education describes the research frontier in key topical areas and sets the agenda for further work. Modern analysis in the economics of education has made tremendous strides in understanding fundamental issues related to the production of human capital and the impact of varying institutional features of education systems. By bringing together some of the world’s leading scholars, this volume provides a unique view of scholarship in the area. The international perspectives of the editors – Hanushek at Stanford, Machin at LSE, and Woessmann at Munich – leads to a volume with something for all researchers. Topics range from the economics of early childhood education to inequality in society to cash transfers in developing countries.
Handbook of the Economics of Education

Web-Scale Discovery Services

  • 1st Edition
  • Roberto Raieli
  • Roberto Raieli
  • March 24, 2022
  • English
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Web-Scale Discovery Services: Principles, Applications, Discovery Tools and Development Hypotheses summarizes and presents the state-of-the-art in WSDS. The title promotes a middle-way between finding the best tool for each particular need and the search for the most reliable systems. The title identifies basic theoretical problems and offers practical solutions for librarians. The volume offers a summary of ideas from around the world, giving a new perspective that is backed up by strong theory. Offering a vision for libraries, this book also allows archivists, museum specialists, computer scientists, commercial operators and interested users to deepen their culture and information literacy. The great number of information sources now available and the changing habits of web users has led to the development of Web Scale Discovery Services (WSDS). The goal of these systems and techniques is to make catalogues, databases, institutional repositories, Open Access archives and other databases searchable and discoverable through a single point of access. The diffusion of systems and connections between data disseminated by libraries and published by other institutions poses a challenge to understanding discovery in the modern library.
Web-Scale Discovery Services

The Handbook of Historical Economics

  • 1st Edition
  • Alberto Bisin + 1 more
  • Alberto Bisin and Giovanni Federico
  • April 21, 2021
  • English
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The Handbook of Historical Economics guides students and researchers through a quantitative economic history that uses fully up-to-date econometric methods. The book's coverage of statistics applied to the social sciences makes it invaluable to a broad readership. As new sources and applications of data in every economic field are enabling economists to ask and answer new fundamental questions, this book presents an up-to-date reference on the topics at hand.
The Handbook of Historical Economics