Held in Sophia Antipolis (France) from September the 20th to September the 22nd 2006, the first edition of the AmI.d conference tackled the latest research challenges within AmI ecosystems, presented AmI applications as well as security solutions. This volume gathers all the papers selected by the Program Committee. Authors from renowned universities and industry research centres contributed to draw a comprehensive state-of-the-art in AmI applications and security research.
Data compression is vital to modern computing, and this comprehensive reference covers the many different types and methods of compression. It includes a detailed taxonomy, analysis of the most common methods, and detailed descriptions of how to use them.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams, Diagrams 2010, held in Portland, OR, USA, , in August 2010. The 22 revised papers and 23 poster papers presented together with 3 invited talks and 2 tutorial papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 67 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Euler and Venn diagrams, formal aspects of diagrams, reasoning with diagrams, interacting with diagrams, constructing diagrams, and understanding diagrams and text.
This book is an outcome of the LIX Fall Colloquium on the Emerging Trends in Visual Computing, ETVC 2008, which was held in Palaiseau, France, November 18-20, 2008. During the event, 25 renowned invited speakers gave lectures on their areas of expertise within the field of visual computing. From these talks, a total of 15 state-of-the-art articles have been assembled in this volume. All articles were thoroughly reviewed and improved, according to the suggestions of the referees. The 15 contributions presented in this state-of-the-art survey are organized in topical sections on: geometric computing, information geometry and applications, computer graphics and vision, information retrieval, and medical imaging and computational anatomy. They are preceded by the abstracts of the talks given at ETVC 2008.
As Ruby pro Copeland explains, writing a command-line application that is self-documenting, robust, adaptable, and forever useful is not as hard as it seems. Ten insightful chapters explain and demonstrate a command-line best practice.
With its thorough introduction of UIKit, the iPhone user interface toolkit, this book is the first to focus on user experience (UX) when programming for the iPhone.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, HCITOCH 2010, held in Brescello, Italy, in September 2010. The 17 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. Providing strategies for a creative future with computer science, quality design and communicability, the papers discuss the latest advances in the areas of augmented realities, computer art, computer graphics, e-commerce, eco-design, emerging technologies, dynamic and static media (2D & 3D), HCI, interactive systems, mixed reality, networking, simulation languages, tourism, usability, video games, virtual classroom and virtual museum.
Taking readers on an unforgettable journey into the dark heart of the Information Age, cultural critic Mark Dery introduces them to a wide array of characters on the fringe of computer culture--underground robotocists, cybersex enthusiasts, virtual-reality designers and would-be cyborgs.