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A Pattern Language

By Christopher Alexander
  • ISBN Code: : 0190050357
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

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  • Pdf File: pattern-and-security-requirements.pdf

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Security threats are a significant problem for information technology companies today. This book focuses on how to mitigate these threats by using security standards and provides ways to address associated problems faced by engineers caused by ambiguities in the standards. The security standards are analysed, fundamental concepts of the security standards presented, and the relations to the elementary concepts of security requirements engineering (SRE) methods explored. Using this knowledge, engineers can build customised methods that support the establishment of security standards. Standards such as Common Criteria or ISO 27001 are explored and several extensions are provided to well-known SRE methods such as Si*, CORAS, and UML4PF to support the establishment of these security standards. Through careful analysis of the activities demanded by the standards, for example the activities to establish an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in compliance with the ISO 27001 standard, methods are proposed which incorporate existing security requirement approaches and patterns. Understanding Pattern and Security Requirements engineering methods is important for software engineers, security analysts and other professionals that are tasked with establishing a security standard, as well as researchers who aim to investigate the problems with establishing security standards. The examples and explanations in this book are designed to be understandable by all these readers.

Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XXV

By Ngoc Thanh Nguyen,Ryszard Kowalczyk,Cezary Orłowski,Artur Ziółkowski
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3662535807
  • Total of Pages : 149
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 565
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Book Short Summary:

These transactions publish research in computer-based methods of computational collective intelligence (CCI) and their applications in a wide range of fields such as the semantic Web, social networks, and multi-agent systems. TCCI strives to cover new methodological, theoretical and practical aspects of CCI understood as the form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals (artificial and/or natural). The application of multiple computational intelligence technologies, such as fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, neural systems, consensus theory, etc., aims to support human and other collective intelligence and to create new forms of CCI in natural and/or artificial systems. This twenty-fifth issue contains 8 carefully selected and revised contributions.

Software Architecture

By Oliver Vogel,Ingo Arnold,Arif Chughtai,Timo Kehrer
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642197361
  • Total of Pages : 478
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: software-architecture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As a software architect you work in a wide-ranging and dynamic environment. You have to understand the needs of your customer, design architectures that satisfy both functional and non-functional requirements, and lead development teams in implementing the architecture. And it is an environment that is constantly changing: trends such as cloud computing, service orientation, and model-driven procedures open up new architectural possibilities. This book will help you to develop a holistic architectural awareness and knowledge base that extends beyond concrete methods, techniques, and technologies. It will also help you to acquire or expand the technical, methodological, and social competences that you need. The authors place the spotlight on you, the architect, and offer you long-term architectural orientation. They give you numerous guidelines, checklists, and best practices to support you in your practical work. "Software Architecture" offers IT students, software developers, and software architects a holistic and consistent orientation across relevant topics. The book also provides valuable information and suggestions for system architects and enterprise architects, since many of the topics presented are also relevant for their work. Furthermore, IT project leads and other IT managers can use the book to acquire an enhanced understanding of architecture. Further information is available at www.software-architecture-book.org.

Architectural Intelligence

By Molly Wright Steenson
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 0262343436
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 547
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Book Short Summary:

Architects who engaged with cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies poured the foundation for digital interactivity. In Architectural Intelligence, Molly Wright Steenson explores the work of four architects in the 1960s and 1970s who incorporated elements of interactivity into their work. Christopher Alexander, Richard Saul Wurman, Cedric Price, and Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Architecture Machine Group all incorporated technologies—including cybernetics and artificial intelligence—into their work and influenced digital design practices from the late 1980s to the present day. Alexander, long before his famous 1977 book A Pattern Language, used computation and structure to visualize design problems; Wurman popularized the notion of “information architecture”; Price designed some of the first intelligent buildings; and Negroponte experimented with the ways people experience artificial intelligence, even at architectural scale. Steenson investigates how these architects pushed the boundaries of architecture—and how their technological experiments pushed the boundaries of technology. What did computational, cybernetic, and artificial intelligence researchers have to gain by engaging with architects and architectural problems? And what was this new space that emerged within these collaborations? At times, Steenson writes, the architects in this book characterized themselves as anti-architects and their work as anti-architecture. The projects Steenson examines mostly did not result in constructed buildings, but rather in design processes and tools, computer programs, interfaces, digital environments. Alexander, Wurman, Price, and Negroponte laid the foundation for many of our contemporary interactive practices, from information architecture to interaction design, from machine learning to smart cities.

Digitally Supported Innovation

By Leonardo Caporarello,Fabrizio Cesaroni,Raphael Giesecke,Michele Missikoff
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 331940265X
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 522
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Book Short Summary:

This book provides a broad overview of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-supported innovation both on an evidence-based level, a theoretical and a methodological level. It presents multi-disciplinary perspectives on organizational innovation in enterprises and the public sector, and on the ubiquitous social media-based user innovations. The book especially highlights innovation in knowledge work and human-computer interaction, innovation of and in socio-technical systems, and user-based innovation in public services. It draws upon evidence from various areas of application, including innovative mobility and the factories of the future. The studies presented here will be helpful both for innovation scholars and practitioners in industry – as well as innovators at large – in their current and future studies and undertakings.

Developments in Language Theory

By Volker Diekert,Dirk Nowotka
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642027377
  • Total of Pages : 503
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 583
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Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference, DLT 2009, held in Stuttgart, Germany from June 30 until July 3, 2009. The 35 papers presented together with 4 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. The papers presented address topics on formal languages, automata theory, computability, complexity, logic, petri nets and related areas.

Service-Oriented Computing

By Schahram Dustdar
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303064846X
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 242
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Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th Symposium and Summer School on Service-Oriented Computing, SummerSOC 2020, held in Crete, Greece, in September 2020.* The 9 full and 2 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions. The papers mainly focus on IoT and cyber-physical systems, advanced application areas, cloud and edge, and service-based applications. *The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Developments in Language Theory

By Piotrek Hofman,Michał Skrzypczak
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030248860
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 498
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Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Developments in Language Theory, DLT 2019, held in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2019. The 20 full papers presented together with three invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 submissions. The papers cover the following topics and areas: combinatorial and algebraic properties of words and languages; grammars, acceptors and transducers for strings, trees, graphics, arrays; algebraic theories for automata and languages; codes; efficient text algorithms; symbolic dynamics; decision problems; relationships to complexity theory and logic; picture description and analysis, polyominoes and bidimensional patterns; cryptography; concurrency; celluar automata; bio-inspired computing; quantum computing.

Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences

By Rummler, Scott,Ng, Kwong Bor
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1605667285
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 332
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Book Short Summary:

"This book covers emerging topics in collaboration, Web 2.0, and social computing"--Provided by publisher.

Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics

By Christopher M. Schlick
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642012930
  • Total of Pages : 710
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: industrial-engineering-and-ergonomics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The 60th birthday of Prof. Luczak is the reason for this book. He will be honoured for his research work during the "GfA-confernece" in March 2009. This book is the correspondig "Festschrift" for him.

Software Configuration Management Patterns

By Steve Berczuk,Brad Appleton
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  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Book Code : 0136755364
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 461
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Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Software Configuration Management Patterns

Conceptual Modeling for Novel Application Domains

By Manfred A. Jeusfeld,Oscar Pastor
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540395970
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: conceptual-modeling-for-novel-application-domains.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed joint proceedings of four international workshops held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modelling, ER 2003, held in Chicago, IL, USA in October 2003. The 35 revised full papers presented together with introduction to the four workshops were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. In accordance with the respective workshops, the papers are organized in topical sections on conceptual modelling approaches for e-business, conceptual modelling quality, agent-oriented information systems, XML data and schema.

Investigations of E-Learning Patterns: Context Factors, Problems and Solutions

By Kohls, Christian,Wedekind, Joachim
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1609601467
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: investigations-of-e-learning-patterns.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This book addresses e-learning patterns in software development, providing an accessible language to communicate sophisticated knowledge and important research methods and results"--Provided by publisher.