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Bridges and Mediation in Higher Distance Education: Second International Workshop, HELMeTO 2020, Bari, BA, Italy, September 17–18, 2020, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1344)
By Daniel Burgos, Pietro Ducange, Pietro Picerno, Paolo Raviolo, Christian M. Stracke, Laura Sara Agrati, Pierpaolo Limone, Loredana Perla. 2021
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Higher Education Learning Methodologies and Technologies Online, HELMeTO 2020,…held in Bari, Italy, September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held online. The 25 revised full papers and 3 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 59 submissions. The papers present recent research on challenges of implementing emerging technology solution for online, online learning pedagogical frameworks, facing COVID19 emergency in higher education teaching and learning, online learning technologies in practice, online learning strategies and resources, etc.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Quantitative Ethnography, ICQE 2020, held in February 2021.…Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference has been postponed to 2021 and was held in online format. The 28 full papers were selected from 56 submissions. The contributions in this volume come from diverse fields and perspectives, and present the studies on advantages of using quantitative ethnography methods and techniques in a number of different domains and contexts, including ethnography and statistics, human interpretation and machine processing, etc.
6GN for Future Wireless Networks: Third EAI International Conference, 6GN 2020, Tianjin, China, August 15-16, 2020, Proceedings (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering #337)
By Keqiu Li, Victor C. M. Leung, Haijun Zhang, Qiang Liu, Xiaofei Wang, Xiping Hu. 2020
This book constitutes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on 6G for Future Wireless Networks, 6GN 2020, held in…Tianjin, China, in August 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 45 full papers were selected from 109 submissions and present the state of the art and practical applications of 6G technologies. The papers are arranged thematically on network scheduling and optimization; wireless system and platform; intelligent applications; network performance evaluation; cyber security and privacy; technologies for private 5G/6G.
Advances in Electronics, Communication and Computing: Select Proceedings of ETAEERE 2020 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #709)
By Akash Kumar Bhoi, Pradeep Kumar Mallick, Gyoo-Soo Chae, Kanak Kalita. 2021
This book comprises select proceedings of the international conference ETAEERE 2020, and covers latest research in the areas of electronics,…communication and computing. The book includes different approaches and techniques for specific applications using particle swarm optimization, Otsu’s function and harmony search optimization algorithm, DNA-NAND gate, triple gate SOI MOSFET, micro-Raman and FTIR analysis, high-k dielectric gate oxide, spectrum sensing in cognitive radio, microstrip antenna, GPR with conducting surfaces, energy efficient packet routing, iBGP route reflectors, circularly polarized antenna, double fork shaped patch radiator, implementation of Doppler radar at 24 GHz, iris image classification using SVM, digital image forgery detection, secure communication, spoken dialog system, and DFT-DCT spreading strategies. Given the range of topics covered, this book can be useful for both students and researchers working in electronics and communication.
The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook: Explore Microsoft Cloud's infrastructure, application, data, and security architecture
By Ed Price, Stephane Eyskens. 2021
Improve your Azure architecture practice and set out on a cloud and cloud-native journey with this Azure cloud native architecture…guideKey FeaturesDiscover the key drivers of successful Azure architectureImplement architecture maps as a compass to tackle any challengeUnderstand architecture maps in detail with the help of practical use casesBook DescriptionAzure offers a wide range of services that enable a million ways to architect your solutions. Complete with original maps and expert analysis, this book will help you to explore Azure and choose the best solutions for your unique requirements. Starting with the key aspects of architecture, this book shows you how to map different architectural perspectives and covers a variety of use cases for each architectural discipline. You'll get acquainted with the basic cloud vocabulary and learn which strategic aspects to consider for a successful cloud journey. As you advance through the chapters, you'll understand technical considerations from the perspective of a solutions architect. You'll then explore infrastructure aspects, such as network, disaster recovery, and high availability, and leverage Infrastructure as Code (IaC) through ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform. The book also guides you through cloud design patterns, distributed architecture, and ecosystem solutions, such as Dapr, from an application architect's perspective. You'll work with both traditional (ETL and OLAP) and modern data practices (big data and advanced analytics) in the cloud and finally get to grips with cloud native security. By the end of this book, you'll have picked up best practices and more rounded knowledge of the different architectural perspectives.What you will learnGain overarching architectural knowledge of the Microsoft Azure cloud platformExplore the possibilities of building a full Azure solution by considering different architectural perspectivesImplement best practices for architecting and deploying Azure infrastructureReview different patterns for building a distributed application with ecosystem frameworks and solutionsGet to grips with cloud-native concepts using containerized workloadsWork with AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) and use it with service mesh technologies to design a microservices hosting platformWho this book is forThis book is for aspiring Azure Architects or anyone who specializes in security, infrastructure, data, and application architecture. If you are a developer or infrastructure engineer looking to enhance your Azure knowledge, you'll find this book useful.
Modeling Human Behavior With Integrated Cognitive Architectures: Comparison, Evaluation, and Validation
By Kevin A. Gluck, Richard W. Pew. 2006
Resulting from the need for greater realism in models of human and organizational behavior in military simulations, there has been…increased interest in research on integrative models of human performance, both within the cognitive science community generally, and within the defense and aerospace industries in particular. This book documents accomplishments and lessons learned in a multi-year project to examine the ability of a range of integrated cognitive modeling architectures to explain and predict human behavior in a common task environment that requires multi-tasking and concept learning.This unique project, called the Agent-Based Modeling and Behavior Representation (AMBR) Model Comparison, involved a series of human performance model evaluations in which the processes and performance levels of computational cognitive models were compared to each other and to human operators performing the identical tasks. In addition to quantitative data comparing the performance of the models and real human performance, the book also presents a qualitatively oriented discussion of the practical and scientific considerations that arise in the course of attempting this kind of model development and validation effort.The primary audiences for this book are people in academia, industry, and the military who are interested in explaining and predicting complex human behavior using computational cognitive modeling approaches. The book should be of particular interest to individuals in any sector working in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Engineering, System Engineering, Human Factors, Ergonomics and Operations Research. Any technically or scientifically oriented professional or student should find the material fully accessible without extensive mathematical background.
By Hamid Mahmood Qureshi, Hammad Sharif. 2021
Develop modern solutions with Snowflake's unique architecture and integration capabilities; process bulk and real-time data into a data lake; and…leverage time travel, cloning, and data-sharing features to optimize data operationsKey FeaturesBuild and scale modern data solutions using the all-in-one Snowflake platformPerform advanced cloud analytics for implementing big data and data science solutionsMake quicker and better-informed business decisions by uncovering key insights from your dataBook DescriptionSnowflake is a unique cloud-based data warehousing platform built from scratch to perform data management on the cloud. This book introduces you to Snowflake's unique architecture, which places it at the forefront of cloud data warehouses. You'll explore the compute model available with Snowflake, and find out how Snowflake allows extensive scaling through the virtual warehouses. You will then learn how to configure a virtual warehouse for optimizing cost and performance. Moving on, you'll get to grips with the data ecosystem and discover how Snowflake integrates with other technologies for staging and loading data. As you progress through the chapters, you will leverage Snowflake's capabilities to process a series of SQL statements using tasks to build data pipelines and find out how you can create modern data solutions and pipelines designed to provide high performance and scalability. You will also get to grips with creating role hierarchies, adding custom roles, and setting default roles for users before covering advanced topics such as data sharing, cloning, and performance optimization. By the end of this Snowflake book, you will be well-versed in Snowflake's architecture for building modern analytical solutions and understand best practices for solving commonly faced problems using practical recipes.What you will learnGet to grips with data warehousing techniques aligned with Snowflake's cloud architectureBroaden your skills as a data warehouse designer to cover the Snowflake ecosystemTransfer skills from on-premise data warehousing to the Snowflake cloud analytics platformOptimize performance and costs associated with a Snowflake solutionStage data on object stores and load it into SnowflakeSecure data and share it efficiently for accessManage transactions and extend Snowflake using stored proceduresExtend cloud data applications using Spark ConnectorWho this book is forThis book is for data warehouse developers, data analysts, database administrators, and anyone involved in designing, implementing, and optimizing a Snowflake data warehouse. Knowledge of data warehousing and database and cloud concepts will be useful. Basic familiarity with Snowflake is beneficial, but not necessary.
Leverage this well-illustrated, easy-to-understand end-to-end guide to become an accomplished photo editor, image retoucher, and creative artistKey FeaturesUpdated to the…latest version of Photoshop Elements 2021 with focused coverage of Adobe's latest AI technologyOrganize, search, and manage an ever-increasing number of images and videos using expert practicesUncover common solutions to a wide range of photographic and image-editing problemsBook DescriptionManaging thousands of images while producing perfectly edited results is now a must-have skill for online bloggers, influencers, vloggers, social media users, and photography enthusiasts. Photoshop Elements helps you to manage this easily and boost your creative output. This third edition is updated with Elements 2021's latest features and focuses on Adobe's AI-powered features along with the entire creative workflow. Each chapter is designed to help you get the most out of your image files in an easy way. You'll learn how to add significant visual improvements to your work using no more than a few one-click edits with AI-driven features and manual adjustments. The book is filled with useful instructions to guide you seamlessly through the often complex processes, tools, and features in Photoshop Elements. Finally, you'll cover everything from developing your organizational skills through to creating remarkable special effects, complex text, image combinations, and eye-popping visual techniques using both AI-driven features as well as manually operated tools. By the end of this Photoshop Elements book, you'll have learned how to leverage the impressive tools available in Photoshop Elements 2021, and use them to greatly improve your photo editing and image retouching skills.What you will learnIdentify the five parts of Elements and set up your computer, camera, and monitorImport, organize, and keep track of your imported media libraryDevelop advanced image retouching skillsDiscover how to add text and graphics to photographsCultivate your understanding of multi-image, multi-layered editing techniquesDevelop illustrative skills with the many drawing tools available in Elements 2021Prepare images and projects for uploading to social media, print, and videoFind out how to troubleshoot your work when things don't come out the way you hoped they wouldWho this book is forThis book is for amateur photographers looking to dip their toes into the editing world, anyone who wants simple but effective ideas on how to expand their creativity, as well as advanced enthusiasts seeking to push the boundaries of their creative output. Though not necessary, photography skills together with basic photo editing knowledge will help you to get the most out of this book.
By Ben Malisow. 2020
The only official CCSP practice test product endorsed by (ISC)² With over 1,000 practice questions, this book gives you the…opportunity to test your level of understanding and gauge your readiness for the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) exam long before the big day. These questions cover 100% of the CCSP exam domains, and include answers with full explanations to help you understand the reasoning and approach for each. Logical organization by domain allows you to practice only the areas you need to bring you up to par, without wasting precious time on topics you’ve already mastered. As the only official practice test product for the CCSP exam endorsed by (ISC)², this essential resource is your best bet for gaining a thorough understanding of the topic. It also illustrates the relative importance of each domain, helping you plan your remaining study time so you can go into the exam fully confident in your knowledge. When you’re ready, two practice exams allow you to simulate the exam day experience and apply your own test-taking strategies with domains given in proportion to the real thing. The online learning environment and practice exams are the perfect way to prepare, and make your progress easy to track.
By Ravi Das. 2021
The world of cybersecurity and the landscape that it possesses is changing on a dynamic basis. It seems like that…hardly one threat vector is launched, new variants of it are already on the way. IT Security teams in businesses and corporations are struggling daily in order to fight off any cyberthreats that they are experiencing. On top of this, they are also asked by their CIO or CISO to try to model what future Cyberattacks could potentially look like, and ways as to how the lines of defenses can be further enhanced. IT Security teams are overburdened and are struggling to find ways in order to keep up with what they are being asked to do. Trying to model the cyberthreat landscape is a very time consuming and laborious process, because it takes a lot of time to analyze datasets from many intelligence feeds. What can be done to accomplish this Herculean task? The answer lies in Artificial Intelligence (AI). With AI, an IT Security team can model what the future Cyberthreat landscape could potentially look like in just a matter of minutes. As a result, this gives valuable time for them not only to fight off the threats that they are facing, but to also come up with solutions for the variants that will come out later. Practical AI for Cybersecurity explores the ways and methods as to how AI can be used in cybersecurity, with an emphasis upon its subcomponents of machine learning, computer vision, and neural networks. The book shows how AI can be used to help automate the routine and ordinary tasks that are encountered by both penetration testing and threat hunting teams. The result is that security professionals can spend more time finding and discovering unknown vulnerabilities and weaknesses that their systems are facing, as well as be able to come up with solid recommendations as to how the systems can be patched up quickly.
Zabbix 5 IT Infrastructure Monitoring Cookbook: Explore the new features of Zabbix 5 for designing, building, and maintaining your Zabbix setup
By Nathan Liefting, Brian Van Baekel. 2021
Discover practical recipes to help you efficiently monitor enterprise IT infrastructure for Windows, Linux, and networkingKey FeaturesFind out how you…can leverage some of the most exciting features of Zabbix 5Perform professional IT infrastructure and application monitoring on multiple platformsDiscover easy-to-follow, practical solutions to problems in network monitoring with ZabbixBook DescriptionZabbix offers useful insights into your infrastructure performance and issues and enables you to enhance your monitoring setup with its variety of powerful features. This book covers hands-on, easy-to-follow recipes for using Zabbix 5 for effectively monitoring the performance of devices and applications over networks. The book starts by guiding you through the installation of Zabbix and using the Zabbix frontend. You'll then work your way through the most prominent features of Zabbix and make the right design choices for building a scalable and easily manageable environment. The book contains recipes for building items and triggers for different types of monitoring, building templates, and using Zabbix proxies. As you advance, you'll learn how to use the Zabbix API for customization and manage your Zabbix server and database efficiently. Finally, you'll find quick solutions to the common and not-so-common problems that you may encounter in your everyday Zabbix monitoring work. By the end of this Zabbix book, you'll have learned how to use Zabbix for all your monitoring needs and be able to build a solid Zabbix setup by leveraging its key functionalities.What you will learnExplore the different types of monitoring available in Zabbix 5Find out how to build your own Zabbix templatesUse Zabbix proxies for effective load balancing/scalingWork with custom integrations and the Zabbix APISet up triggers and alerting with Zabbix 5Maintain your Zabbix setup for scaling, backups, and upgradesDiscover how to perform advanced Zabbix database managementMonitor cloud-based products such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and DockerWho this book is forThis book is for IT engineers who want to get started with Zabbix and anyone with an intermediate understanding of Zabbix looking to extend their knowledge. Although not necessary, prior experience with Zabbix will help you to make the most of this book.
Get well versed with state-of-the-art techniques to tailor training processes and boost the performance of computer vision models using machine…learning and deep learning techniquesKey FeaturesDevelop, train, and use deep learning algorithms for computer vision tasks using TensorFlow 2.xDiscover practical recipes to overcome various challenges faced while building computer vision modelsEnable machines to gain a human level understanding to recognize and analyze digital images and videosBook DescriptionComputer vision is a scientific field that enables machines to identify and process digital images and videos. This book focuses on independent recipes to help you perform various computer vision tasks using TensorFlow. The book begins by taking you through the basics of deep learning for computer vision, along with covering TensorFlow 2.x's key features, such as the Keras and tf.data.Dataset APIs. You'll then learn about the ins and outs of common computer vision tasks, such as image classification, transfer learning, image enhancing and styling, and object detection. The book also covers autoencoders in domains such as inverse image search indexes and image denoising, while offering insights into various architectures used in the recipes, such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs), region-based CNNs (R-CNNs), VGGNet, and You Only Look Once (YOLO). Moving on, you'll discover tips and tricks to solve any problems faced while building various computer vision applications. Finally, you'll delve into more advanced topics such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), video processing, and AutoML, concluding with a section focused on techniques to help you boost the performance of your networks. By the end of this TensorFlow book, you'll be able to confidently tackle a wide range of computer vision problems using TensorFlow 2.x.What you will learnUnderstand how to detect objects using state-of-the-art models such as YOLOv3Use AutoML to predict gender and age from imagesSegment images using different approaches such as FCNs and generative modelsLearn how to improve your network's performance using rank-N accuracy, label smoothing, and test time augmentationEnable machines to recognize people's emotions in videos and real-time streamsAccess and reuse advanced TensorFlow Hub models to perform image classification and object detectionGenerate captions for images using CNNs and RNNsWho this book is forThis book is for computer vision developers and engineers, as well as deep learning practitioners looking for go-to solutions to various problems that commonly arise in computer vision. You will discover how to employ modern machine learning (ML) techniques and deep learning architectures to perform a plethora of computer vision tasks. Basic knowledge of Python programming and computer vision is required.
Analyzing information and acting accordingly is a key strategic goal of every business. But vast quantities of data are of…little use if they are not structured and kept in such a way as to be readily accessible and applicable. Only optimally organized information can drive maximum productivity. Blissful Data is a reader-friendly book that reveals what it takes to achieve a state of perfect organization within the environment of a successful data warehouse. This timely book will help the reader: * understand how data evolves into information that drives better decision making * recognize the pitfalls, caused by people and politics, that lead to short-sighted solutions and long-term problems * manage data warehousing costs, performance, and expectations effectively * apply project management fundamentals to data warehouse endeavors. Blissful Data includes dozens of examples, as well as case studies illustrating successful, unsuccessful, and disastrous data warehouse strategies.
By Marc Gregoire. 2021
Improve your existing C++ competencies quickly and efficiently with this advanced volume Professional C++, 5th Edition raises the bar for advanced programming manuals.…Complete with a comprehensive overview of the new capabilities of C++20, each feature of the newly updated programming language is explained in detail and with examples. Case studies that include extensive, working code round out the already impressive educational material found within. Without a doubt, the new 5th Edition of Professional C++ is the leading resource for dedicated and knowledgeable professionals who desire to advance their skills and improve their abilities. This book contains resources to help readers: Maximize the capabilities of C++ with effective design solutions Master little-known elements of the language and learn what to avoid Adopt new workarounds and testing/debugging best practices Utilize real-world program segments in your own applications Notoriously complex and unforgiving, C++ requires its practitioners to remain abreast of the latest developments and advancements. Professional C++, 5th Edition ensures that its readers will do just that.
By Glenn Fleishman. 2021
Secure your Mac against attacks from the internet and physical intrusion with the greatest of ease. Glenn Fleishman guides you…through configuring your Mac to protect against phishing, malware, network intrusion, social engineering, and invaders who might tap physically into your computer. Glenn teaches how to secure your data at rest and in motion. Learn about built-in privacy settings, the Secure Enclave, FileVault, sandboxing, VPNs, recovering a missing Mac, and much more. Covers Mojave, Catalina, and Big Sur.
By Joe Kissell. 2020
Release your inner geek and harness the power of the Unix underpinnings to Mac OS X! This 167-page ebook from…Joe Kissell explains everything you need to know to become comfortable working on the command line in Terminal, and provides numerous "recipes" for performing useful tasks.
By Glenn Fleishman. 2020
By Kaiwan N Billimoria. 2021
This book is for Linux programmers who are beginning to find their way with kernel development. Kernel developers looking to…overcome frequent and common kernel development issues will definitely benefit from this book.
Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, and Graphics: 7th National Conference, NCVPRIPG 2019, Hubballi, India, December 22–24, 2019, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1249)
By R. Venkatesh Babu, Mahadeva Prasanna, Vinay P. Namboodiri. 2020
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th National Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, and Graphics,…NCVPRIPG 2019, held in Hubballi, India, in December 2019.The 55 revised full papers 3 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 210 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on vision and geometry, learning and vision, image processing and document analysis, detection and recognition.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, ICFEM 2020, held in Singapore, Singapore,…in March 2021. The 16 full and 4 short papers presented together with 1 doctoral symposium paper in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 41 submissions. The papers cover theory and applications in formal engineering methods together with case studies. They also represent the recent development in the use and development of formal engineering methods for software and system development.