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Manufacturing from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Dimitris Mourtzis
  • English
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Manufacturing from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0: Advances and Applications unfolds three main pillars: (i) it investigates the theoretical background of the current industrial practice within the framework of industry 4.0 by presenting its key definitions and backbone technologies, (ii) discusses the methods and state-of-the-art developments employed in the ongoing digital transformation of companies worldwide to promote more resilient, sustainable, and human-centric smart manufacturing and production networks, (iii) and outlines a strategic plan for the transition from industry 4.0 to industry 5.0.Authored by an international group of expert scientists, this volume consists of 12 chapters which investigate the most recent research in the field and provide actionable material to benefit audiences in both academia and industry.

Circular Economy and Manufacturing

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Carolina Machado + 1 more
  • English
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Circular Economy and Manufacturing presents a roadmap of optimized, flexible, efficient, effective, and competitive green production strategies for the manufacturing industry and its multiple stakeholders. The volume is meant to be an excellent springboard for further discussion and research into new frameworks of best practices in view of achieving more socially responsible and sustainable organizations in a not-so-distant future.Circular economy can serve as a key building block for the sustainability targets of manufacturing companies. Although the term itself has long been established, we see that proper implementation of a circular economy model across entire manufacturing value chains is still lacking and remains a challenge for companies. However, there are clearly visible and good examples of circular economy standards which have already been applied and are generating value among multiple layers.

Smart City Assessment

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Azzam Abu-Rayash
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Smart City Assessment: A Novel Framework for Development and Evaluation of Smart Cities outlines a new assessment model for smart cities, including energy, environmental, and economic factors. It introduces a new paradigm to the understanding of smart cities by defining it using eight main domains, each domain using four specific performance indicators. This book defines a smart city as one with a smart environment, smart economy, smart society, smart culture, smart governance, smart energy, smart infrastructure, smart transportation, and one that is resilient to pandemics and global emergencies.This book begins by outlining these basic elements of a smart city, from sustainability to transportation networks. It then proposes a framework for evaluation, before analyzing both technological and socioeconomic factors in more detail. Central to the reader’s understanding are the wide range of detailed case studies based on real-world cities, analyzing their smart-ness and demonstrating the application of a Smart City Index ranking based on the assessment criteria. The application of this novel and comprehensive methodology is applied on 20 cities worldwide and trends, relationships between indicators and domains are assessed to better understand the dynamic connections in this composite network of indicators. Providing the theoretical background as well as the practical assessment tools necessary, this book offers a timely discussion of the criteria and development for smart, sustainable urban living.

Aircraft Leasing and Financing

  • 2nd Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Vitaly Guzhva + 2 more
  • English
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Aircraft Financing and Leasing: Tools for Success in Aircraft Acquisition and Management, Second Edition provides students and industry professionals with unique insights into the latest developments in the Commercial Aircraft and Engine Leasing and Financing industry that has grown into one of the most distinctive and important industries globally. This book offers a blend of academic and professional views that make it educational and relevant to the everyday operations of the industry. It can be used as a stand-alone textbook as well as a practitioner's guide.Given the impact of the COVID-19 virus on airlines around the world, the industry has experienced substantial changes since the first edition was published. This second edition is thoroughly revised and includes some new case studies and an entirely new chapter on Environmental Considerations with Respect to Aviation Finance.Aircraft Financing and Leasing details the industry’s foundational concepts, including aviation law and regulation, airline credit analysis, maintenance reserve development, insurance, transaction cost modeling, risk management tools such as asset and credit diversification, and the art of lease negotiations. Different types of aircraft are explored, highlighting their purposes, as well as when and why airline operators and investors choose specific models over others. In addition, the book covers important factors such as modeling financial returns for leased aircraft and appraising aircraft values.Users will find this an ideal resource for practitioners or as an outstanding reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students.

A Practical Guide for Finding Interventions That Work for Autistic People

  • 2nd Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Susan M. Wilczynski
  • English
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A Practical Guide for Finding Interventions that Work for Autistic People: Diversity Affirming Evidence-Based Practice, second edition, provides a socially valid, culturally sensitive, and person-centered resource to aid practitioners in guiding the selection of effective interventions. By providing multiple illustrative examples, practitioners will learn to use their professional judgment to integrate the best available evidence with client values and context. The second edition includes new chapters on diversity affirmation and cultural adaptations of interventions, quality of life, self-determination, guided decision-making, and ethics as foundational skills for identifying effective, socially valid interventions that are delivered with compassion and assent/consent.

Geoethics for the Future

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Silvia Peppoloni + 1 more
  • English
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Geoethics for the Future: Facing Global Challenges offers a set of points of view on highly topical issues in geosciences and beyond, including societal relevance of geosciences, georesources, sustainable development, geoeducation, georisks, data, as well as philosophical, legal, political, scientific considerations about anthropogenic global changes and the Anthropocene, enabling readers to acquire multifaceted knowledge on topics of global relevance in the 21st Century. This book explores topics vital to our historical moment and the future of human societies, through the analyzes by scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds, emphasizing the need for new cultural and scientific frameworks to address global issues. It aims to foster multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches for problem-solving, by integrating diverse knowledge and visions to effectively tackle urgent global challenges.Serving as a significant milestone in geoethics, this book provides academics, researchers and students with insights into the ethical and societal dimensions of various challenges arising from human impact on the Earth system.

Scaling the Smart City

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Nicole Gardner
  • English
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Scaling the Smart City, The Design and Ethics of Urban Technology engages with the smart city as a problem of scale. It disentangles the smart city from its corporate and technocratic strong hold by presenting an accessible design framework that productively aligns philosophical thinking on technology with foundational technical understandings of urban technology and smart system design. Scaling the Smart City complements and mediates between critical social theory perspectives of the smart city and technically comprehensive case studies. It examines these case examples and critiques design prototypes by threading the overarching principles of the smart city through urban, spatial, and personal scales.The knowledge and know-how to design and create urban technologies and smart cities is steadily moving from a niche field to a core industry competency. Scaling the Smart City outlines a unique cross scalar design framework, developed to teach smart cities design to designers and engineers. It unpacks the "backbox" of smart city initiatives and demystifies physical computing system design concepts. The book’s analysis of real-world case examples and design prototypes aims to demonstrate how design thinking and practice can better engage with the ethical implications of creating urban technologies and smart systems for society. It uses a clear, accessible, and instructive style of writing that synthesizes relevant scholarship and concepts to develop the reader’s foundational understanding of the contemporary smart city paradigm. It also explores the ethical implications of urban technologies and smart city initiatives.This book is an invaluable resource for readers in the established fields and professions of design, architecture, urban design, and city planning as well as the emerging fields of urban technology and urban interaction design.

Urban Health

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 15
  • July 1, 2024
  • Madhuri Sharma + 4 more
  • English
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Urban Health: A Global Perspective, Fifteenth Edition outlines the problems, issues, and solutions to health in urban areas on a global scale. The book focuses on several issues which impact the health of cities, such as the environment, pollution, climate change, ecology, social equity, health inequalities, and health problems. In addition, it covers several empirical studies which explain economic, political, and the social issues influencing health in urban areas. Pandemics and sustainable development will also be discussed.

The Neurophysiology of Silence (C): Creativity, Aesthetic Experience and Time

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 287
  • July 1, 2024
  • Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan + 2 more
  • English
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Neurophysiology of Silence: Consciousness and Self Awareness, Volume 284 in the Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.

Securing Integrated Transportation Networks

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Gary A. Gordon + 1 more
  • English
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Securing Integrated Transportation Networks provides a comprehensive look at multimodal transportation security—its dynamics, evolving threats, and technology advances that enhance operational security and related infrastructure protection and hardening, as well as the regulatory environment. As threats are evolving, so is the technology used in enhancing transportation security, operational procedures, and regulations. This book addresses this dynamic evolution of transportation security, serving as a primary reference for information on the range of activities and components involved in transportation security. It covers the myriad parts involved in the relationship between, and among, logistics, the supply chains and transportation entities, and more.In addition, it looks at operations, infrastructure, equipment, laws and regulations, policies and procedures, and risk focused on transportation safety and security by mode and transportation in general. Cooperation and partnering with and among the industry, to include transportation providers and government agencies, is the way forward to ensure that security is maintained and keeps pace with the evolving threat and regulatory landscape.