Advances in Visual Computing

... 2010, Proceedings George Bebis, Richard Boyle, Bahram Parvin, Darko Koracin, Ronald Chung, Hammoud, Muhammad Hussain, ... in the number of media-rich documents that are created, transmitted, and consumed in our everyday activities.

Advances in Visual Computing

The three volume set LNCS 6453, LNCS 6454, and LNCS 6455 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2010, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA, in November/December 2010. The 93 revised full papers and 73 poster papers presented together with 44 full and 6 poster papers of 7 special tracks were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 300 submissions. The papers of part I (LNCS 6453) are organized in computational bioimaging, computer graphics, behavior detection and modeling, low-level color image processing, feature extraction and matching, visualization, motion and tracking, unconstrained biometrics: advances and trends, 3D mapping, modeling and surface reconstruction, and virtual reality. Part II (LNCS 6454) comprises topics such as calibration, pose estimation, and reconstruction, segmentation, stereo, registration, medical imaging, low cost virtual reality: expanding horizons, best practices in teaching visual computing, applications, and video analysis and event recognition. Part III (LNCS 6455) mainly contains papers of the poster session and concludes with contributions addressing visualization, as well as motion and tracking.

PDF Hacks

This book is divided into seven chapters, each of which is described briefly here: Chapter 1, Consuming PDF This chapter discusses various tools for reading PDF files and teaches you how to make these tools more convenient to use.

PDF Hacks

Shows readers how to create PDF documents that are far more powerful than simple representations of paper pages, helps them get around common PDF issues, and introduces them to tools that will allow them to manage content in PDF, navigating it and reusing it as necessary. Original. (Intermediate).

OECD Green Growth Studies Creating Incentives for Greener Products A Policy Manual for Eastern Partnership Countries

percentage of poorer households' incomes, so additional taxes on household energy constitute a much higher proportion of household incomes among the poor than among the rich. Although the taxation of household energy consumption results ...

OECD Green Growth Studies Creating Incentives for Greener Products A Policy Manual for Eastern Partnership Countries

The European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) struggle with environmental challenges related to the consumption and end-of-life management of many harmful products. This policy manual considers the potential use and ...

GPO Issues and Challenges

PDF is not proprietary to Adobe , it is a formal open standard known as ISO 32000 , supported by an ecosystem of vendors and applications that produce and consume PDF files . Popular search engines make it easy for users to find content ...

GPO  Issues and Challenges


Create Produce Consume

“The Economics of Music Festivals: Who's Getting Rich, Who's GoingBroke?” LA Weekly(4–17–2013),www.laweekly.com/music/the-economicsof-music-festivals-whos-getting-rich-whos-going-broke-4167927. Pereira, Carlos Silva, João Teixeira, ...

Create  Produce  Consume

Create, Produce, Consume explores the cycle of musical experience for musicians, professionals, and budding entrepreneurs looking to break into the music industry. Building on the concepts of his previous book, Making Money, Making Music, David Bruenger provides readers with a basic framework for understanding the relationships between the artist and audience and the producer consumer by examining the methods underlying creation-production-reception and creation-consumption-compensation. Each chapter offers a different perspective on the processes and structures that lead listeners to discover, experience, and interact with music and musical artists. Through case studies ranging from Taylor Swift’s refusal to allow her music to be streamed on Spotify to the rise of artists supported through sites like Patreon, Bruenger offers highly relevant real-world examples of industry practices that shape our encounters with music. Create, Produce, Consume is a critical tool for giving readers the agile knowledge necessary to adapt to a rapidly changing music industry. Graphs, tables, lists for additional reading, and questions for further discussion illustrate key concepts. Online resources for instructors and students will include sample syllabi, lists for expanded reading, and more.

The Macroeconomics of Developing Countries

De-growth thinkers (Latouche, 2009) advocate for the downscaling of production and consumption in the rich North and for ... for our grandchildren' (see http:// www.econ.yale.edu/smith/econ 116a/keynes 1.pdf) in which he foresaw that, ...

The Macroeconomics of Developing Countries

"The book focuses on the short- and long-term macroeconomic challenges faced by developing countries characterized by missing, incomplete and dualistic markets and weak institutions. Such problems affect long-term growth, short-term macroeconomic equilibrium, employment and inequality far more than in the advanced economies. A central message of the book is that ignoring these features and applying to developing countries models inspired by the reality of advanced economies may lead to wrong conclusions and policies. These challenges are discussed for a number of architypes of developing economies dependent on land and natural resources, affected by supply rigidities in agriculture, and featuring dualistic markets, a dominant informal sector, fast population growth, and chronic dependence on the export of commodities and a volatile external finance. Finally, the book discusses the impact on growth, inequality and poverty of the stabilization and structural adjustment reforms that were increasingly implemented during the last 30 years. These issues have acquired center stage after the launch of the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals initiatives that have not spelled out a clear macroeconomic approach. There is a risk therefore that wrong policies and sudden shocks may derail the progress towards the SDGs achieved by means of social policies"--

Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr Second Edition

For example: PHP can consume Solr services through its handlers. ... Apache Solr then reacts to the SAX events by creating fields for indexing. ... [46] Understanding Apache Solr Working with rich documents (Apache Tika)

Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr   Second Edition

This book is aimed at developers, designers, and architects who would like to build big data enterprise search solutions for their customers or organizations. No prior knowledge of Apache Hadoop and Apache Solr/Lucene technologies is required.

IT Expert Magazine V2E1

The same rich content that makes PDF so useful to businesses can also make it a security risk. Embedding links, images, tables and media uses JavaScript and that allows PDF files to be exploited as an attack vector for hackers.

IT Expert Magazine V2E1


Sources of Power

The Correlation between Energy Consumption and Wealth Creation The correlation between energy consumption and wealth creation is ... “Key World Energy Statistics 2007,” http://www.iea.org/textbase/nppdf/free/2007/key_stats_2007.pdf.

Sources of Power

A landmark book rolls out a bold, new, energy-based theory of human history based on a simple, yet powerful law: whoever controls the world's effective energy supplies during a given energy age will inevitably dominate the economic, political, and cultural history of that age.

Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS ti

Further, you need to be aware that all retrieved text from text PDFs is rich text. You will lose the original layout when creating an output of coded PDF segments. PDFs are bit more difficult to code than Word files.

Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS ti

Now updated to cover latest versions and featuring instructions for both Mac and Windows users, this book is still the go-to source of support for getting to grips with qualitative data analysis using ATLAS.ti. With over twenty years of experience using, developing, and teaching ATLAS.ti, Susanne Friese is the perfect data analysis tour guide. Aware of common challenges and sticking points, she eases readers from readying and organizing data into coding and querying it, providing not only tips on how to prepare for analysis, but also the tools and technical know-how needed to observe, examine, and discuss data. Placing quick software ‘skills training’ tutorials alongside different stages of the data analysis process, she gives readers the opportunity to integrate software training with their actual analysis.

REST in Practice

The intention of a service provider can be captured in semantically rich documents. These documents can be consumed directly by applications, removing the need for humans to read specifications and create programs from them.

REST in Practice

Why don't typical enterprise projects go as smoothly as projects you develop for the Web? Does the REST architectural style really present a viable alternative for building distributed systems and enterprise-class applications? In this insightful book, three SOA experts provide a down-to-earth explanation of REST and demonstrate how you can develop simple and elegant distributed hypermedia systems by applying the Web's guiding principles to common enterprise computing problems. You'll learn techniques for implementing specific Web technologies and patterns to solve the needs of a typical company as it grows from modest beginnings to become a global enterprise. Learn basic Web techniques for application integration Use HTTP and the Web’s infrastructure to build scalable, fault-tolerant enterprise applications Discover the Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) pattern for manipulating resources Build RESTful services that use hypermedia to model state transitions and describe business protocols Learn how to make Web-based solutions secure and interoperable Extend integration patterns for event-driven computing with the Atom Syndication Format and implement multi-party interactions in AtomPub Understand how the Semantic Web will impact systems design

Embracing and de risking digital transformation

These are more feature rich and were created 77% quicker and 87% cheaper than the alternative development resource. ... in customer proposals are a powerful sales tool, but they are often difficult and time consuming to deliver. Create ...

Embracing and de risking digital transformation

Throughout this edition we review new technologies which are helping organisations to manage change in a positive way about digital transformation.

Who is driving innovation in your business

KnowledgeKube is the go-to platform for rapid creation of applications that automate business processes. ... Create powerful smart questionnaires that provide instant feedback to users and deliver rich outputs – PDFs, standard Microsoft ...

Who is driving innovation in your business


America the Possible

MIT Press, 2008); Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca, eds., Confronting Consumption (Cambridge, ... Gar Alperovitz et al., “Rebuilding American Communities: A Comprehensive Community Wealth Building Federal Policy Proposal ...

America the Possible

In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that we can still realize. The book identifies a dozen features of the American political economy--the country's basic operating system--where transformative change is essential. It spells out the specific changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy--one in which the true priority is to sustain people and planet. Supported by a compelling "theory of change" that explains how system change can come to America, the book also presents a vision of political, social, and economic life in a renewed America. Speth envisions a future that will be well worth fighting for. In short, this is a book about the American future and the strong possibility that we yet have it in ourselves to use our freedom and our democracy in powerful ways to create something fine, a reborn America, for our children and grandchildren.

Dynamic Media

--3530 Lessons Learned Although it was quite a time - consuming procedure to re - create 72 videos to turn them into a slide show format , this case study proved it is possible to make a relatively small rich - media PDF document that ...

Dynamic Media

Flash animation, music and videos, virtual reality 3D, and more—in a PDF? Yes! Acrobat documents “converged” with audio, video, and interactive content— it's the wave of the future and it's called rich media. Do you want to get your video and audio content out into the world in a more convenient way than on the Web? Are you looking for a way to share rich-media content with the broadest possible range of readers? Print publishers, advertisers, educators, and anyone else who's ready to leverage the power of PDF and Adobe Reader can benefit from learning about the possibilities of this new convergence technology. In the first book of its kind, rich-media PDF pioneer Bob Connolly presents an eye-opening overview of the world of PDFs that contain video, audio, and interactive elements. Dozens of case studies illustrate the nearly limitless potential of rich media. And the best part about the book is that it practices what it preaches, with a fully interactive rich-media version of the book on the accompanying CDROM. Readers can experience first-hand the power of rich-media PDFs through interactive animation, videos, and audio. Walk through the process of constructing rich-media PDFs on the fly using a Web server Learn which applications work together for building rich-media PDFs—and which don't See how some of the world's most forward-thinking artists and designers are pushing the boundaries with rich-media PDFs Learn why PDF documents are more compelling than Web sites for reaching your target audience Understand how best to translate print material into online PDF documents

Truly Rich

Don't Worry Make Money: Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance andMore Fun in Life. ... < http://www.ssa.gov/history/pdf/2005pamphlet.pdf > Dychtwald, Ken, Ph.D. Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled By the Old New ...

Truly Rich

Today the path to true richness is fraught with barriers and detours. We Americans live in a culture which promotes a message of happiness and fulfillment through material excess and views money as an end versus a means. This perspective pervades how we think and live- the result is living to less than our God intended potential. To combat this socialization, this book prescribes a proper perspective and seeks to equip you with practical knowledge so you can navigate life and handle money effectively. The purpose of this book is to focus your desires, efforts, and resources to the things that matter in life, that you may be Truly Rich.

Aerospace America

However , it can be time - consuming to produce for publication , as such art must often be redrawn using a program such as ... Acrobat 3D enables users to create rich , interactive documents with 3D content , providing CAD designers ...

Aerospace America


True Wealth

How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction ... Available from http://www.happyplanetindex.org/public-data/files/happy-planet-index-2-0.pdf (accessed September 7, 2009).

True Wealth

A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. In True Wealth , economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously enhance our lives and protect the planet. Schor shares examples of urban farmers, DIY renovators, and others working outside the conventional market to illuminate the path away from the work-and-spend cycle and toward a new world rich in time, creativity, information, and community.

Food Law for Public Health

The report recommended that the U.S. population consume diets that are “rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seafood, ... 14 The Committee created a list of policies and programs at the local, state, and national levels to support ...

Food Law for Public Health

"Food and its many aspects - production, consumption, marketing, labeling, procurement, safety - have become a mainstay of both popular discourse and the practice of public health. Food Law for Public Health is the first book on food law written specifically for a public health audience. It offers necessary grounding in food law for audiences in public health, nutrition, food studies, policy, or anyone with a professional interest in this increasingly important area. With clear writing and thought-provoking questions and exercises for classroom discussion, it is an ideal tool for learning and teaching"--Unedited summary from book cover.

New Directions for Law in Australia

In addition, growing inequality creates economic instability because it undermines the capacity of those in lower income brackets to consume the products of the top income earners and wealth holders. As Sheil and Stilwell say: 'The ...

New Directions for Law in Australia

For reasons of effectiveness, efficiency and equity, Australian law reform should be planned carefully. Academics can and should take the lead in this process. This book collects over 50 discrete law reform recommendations, encapsulated in short, digestible essays written by leading Australian scholars. It emerges from a major conference held at The Australian National University in 2016, which featured intensive discussion among participants from government, practice and the academy. The book is intended to serve as a national focal point for Australian legal innovation. It is divided into six main parts: commercial and corporate law, criminal law and evidence, environmental law, private law, public law, and legal practice and legal education. In addition, Indigenous perspectives on law reform are embedded throughout each part. This collective work—the first of its kind—will be of value to policy makers, media, law reform agencies, academics, practitioners and the judiciary. It provides a bird’s eye view of the current state and the future of law reform in Australia.