Category: User Experience Usability

RoboCup 2009 Robot Soccer World Cup XIII by Jacky Baltes, Michail G. Lagoudakis, Tadashi Naruse, Saeed

By Jacky Baltes, Michail G. Lagoudakis, Tadashi Naruse, Saeed Shiry

This booklet comprises the completely refereed post-conference complaints of the thirteenth RoboCup foreign Symposium, held in Graz, Austria, in June/July, 2009. They hide medical contributions to numerous study components regarding all RoboCup divisions.

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Creativity in the Digital Age by Nelson Zagalo, Pedro Branco

By Nelson Zagalo, Pedro Branco

This edited ebook discusses the intriguing box of electronic Creativity. via exploring the present kingdom of the inventive industries, the authors exhibit how applied sciences are reshaping our inventive tactics and the way they're affecting the cutting edge production of recent items. Readers will become aware of how inventive construction methods are ruled via electronic facts transmission which makes the relationship among humans, principles and artistic methods effortless to accomplish inside of collaborative and co-creative environments. when you consider that we depend on our senses to appreciate our global, might be of extra importance is that applied sciences via 3D printing are strolling back from the electronic to the actual international. Written through an interdisciplinary crew of researchers this suggestion upsetting e-book will attract teachers and scholars from quite a lot of backgrounds operating or attracted to the applied sciences which are shaping our studies of the future.

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Virtual Teams: Projects, Protocols and Processes by David J. Pauleen, David Pauleen

By David J. Pauleen, David Pauleen

David Pauleen has pulled jointly an outstanding e-book right here. It has a practitioner / consumer orientation, backed-up by way of scholarly learn, yet now not an indigestible volume of the latter. there is genuine information the following too - many chapters document empirical learn of digital groups from surveys, interviews and so on. it is located precisely correct for a reader who desires an authoritative account of significant concerns in digital teaming and summaries of top practices, plus invaluable stories of the literature, yet with no overdosing on educational theorising.

What quite makes this ebook fresh is that authors are usually not shy of tough assumptions and orthodoxies, specifically approximately belief and management. even if each bankruptcy makes its contribution, fairly stand out.

I rather loved the bankruptcy via Walter Fernandez who stories belief (and distrust) improvement in a wide digital crew venture. nice logic the following combined with company perception (usually so missing), a hearty dose of cynicism, and empirical data.

Also awesome is the ultimate bankruptcy by means of Peter Murphy. He makes use of a metaphor of 'the association as urban' to place digital teaming within the context of actual centres of alternate and information. This bankruptcy is brimful of principles which problem these of the sooner chapters, and Pauleen has cleverly used it as a coda to this helpful publication.

Dr A J Gundry Director, wisdom skill Ltd Malmesbury united kingdom

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Computer-Supported Collaboration: With Applications to by Fadi P. Deek

By Fadi P. Deek

Computer-Supported Collaboration with functions to software program Development stories the idea of collaborative teams and the criteria that have an effect on collaboration, rather collaborative software program improvement. The affects thought of derive from varied resources: social and cognitive psychology, media features, the problem-solving habit of teams, approach administration, crew info processing, and organizational results. It additionally surveys empirical reports of computer-supported challenge fixing, specially for software program improvement. The concluding bankruptcy describes a collaborative version for software development.

Computer-Supported Collaboration with functions to software program Development is designed for a tutorial marketplace in software program improvement, execs and researchers within the parts of software program engineering, collaborative improvement, administration info structures, challenge fixing, cognitive and social psychology. This publication additionally meets the desires of graduate-level scholars in computing device technology and data platforms.

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Motivated Reinforcement Learning: Curious Characters for by Kathryn E. Merrick

By Kathryn E. Merrick

Motivated studying is an rising examine box in synthetic intelligence and cognitive modelling. Computational types of motivation expand reinforcement studying to adaptive, multitask studying in advanced, dynamic environments – the aim being to appreciate how machines can improve new talents and accomplish objectives that weren't predefined by means of human engineers. specifically, this booklet describes how prompted reinforcement studying brokers can be utilized in laptop video games for the layout of non-player characters that could adapt their behaviour in accordance with unforeseen adjustments of their environment.

This ebook covers the layout, software and assessment of computational types of motivation in reinforcement studying. The authors begin with overviews of motivation and reinforcement studying, then describe versions for stimulated reinforcement studying. The functionality of those types is validated by way of functions in simulated video game eventualities and a dwell, open-ended digital global.

Researchers in synthetic intelligence, desktop studying and synthetic existence will reap the benefits of this booklet, as will practitioners engaged on advanced, dynamic structures – specifically multiuser, on-line games.

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Emerging Technologies of Augmented Reality: Interfaces and by Michael Haller, Bruce Thomas, Mark Billinghurst

By Michael Haller, Bruce Thomas, Mark Billinghurst

Even supposing the sector of combined fact has grown considerably during the last decade, there were few released books approximately augmented fact, quite the interface layout elements. rising applied sciences of Augmented truth: Interfaces and layout offers a beginning of the most recommendations of augmented truth (AR), with a selected emphasis on person interfaces, layout, and functional AR thoughts, from monitoring algorithms to layout ideas for AR interfaces. rising applied sciences of Augmented truth: Interfaces and layout includes finished info concentrating on the subsequent issues: applied sciences that aid AR, improvement environments, interface layout and assessment of purposes, and case stories of AR purposes.

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Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services: 5th by Gerard Memmi, Ulf Blanke

By Gerard Memmi, Ulf Blanke

This ebook constitutes the completely refereed post-conference lawsuits of the fifth foreign convention on cellular Computing, functions, and providers (MobiCASE 2013) held in Paris, France, in November 2013. The thirteen complete, five brief and nine poster papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from sixty four submissions, and are awarded including three papers from the Workshop on close to box communique for cellular functions (NFS). The convention papers are overlaying cellular purposes improvement, cellular social networking, novel person event and interfaces, cellular companies and structures similar to Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, home windows mobile, Bada, cellular software program engineering and cellular internet, cellular funds and M2M infrastructure, cellular companies akin to novel accessories, power acutely aware prone or instruments, NFC-based companies, authentication services.

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Enterprise Information Systems: 15h International by Slimane Hammoudi, José Cordeiro, Leszek A. Maciaszek,

By Slimane Hammoudi, José Cordeiro, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Joaquim Filipe

This e-book includes considerably prolonged and revised types of the easiest papers from the fifteenth overseas convention on company details platforms, ICEIS 2013, held in Angers, France, in July 2013.

The 29 complete and invited papers incorporated during this quantity have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 321 submissions. They mirror state of the art examine focusing in most cases on real-world purposes and spotlight some great benefits of details platforms and expertise for and providers, hence connecting academia with the realm of genuine enterprises.

The themes lined are: databases and knowledge structures integration, man made intelligence and selection help structures, details platforms research and specification, software program brokers and net computing, human–computer interplay, and company architecture.

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Ambient Intelligence by Werner Weber, Jan Rabaey, Emile H.L. Aarts

By Werner Weber, Jan Rabaey, Emile H.L. Aarts

Ambient intelligence is the imaginative and prescient of a expertise that would develop into invisibly embedded in our traditional atmosphere, current each time we'd like it, enabled through uncomplicated and easy interactions, attuned to all our senses, adaptive to clients and context-sensitive, and self sustaining. high quality info entry and custom-made content material has to be to be had to each person, anyplace, and at any time. This ebook addresses ambient intelligence used to aid human contacts and accompany an individual's direction during the advanced sleek global. From the technical point of view, dispensed digital intelligence is addressed as vanishing into the historical past. units used for ambient intelligence are small, low-power, low weight, and (very importantly) inexpensive; they collaborate or have interaction with one another; and they're redundant and error-tolerant. which means the failure of 1 equipment won't reason failure of the complete approach. when you consider that stressed connections frequently don't exist, radio equipment will play a big position for information move. This e-book addresses a number of points of ambient intelligence, from functions that are imminent since they use primarily current applied sciences, to bold principles whose attention remains to be far-off, because of significant unsolved technical challenges.

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