Oct 9

NEW CS REFERENCE BOOKS

Handbook of Real Time and Embedded Systems

Author edited by Insup Lee, Joseph Y-T. Leung, Sang H. Son
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

Real-time and embedded systems are essential to our lives, from controlling car engines and regulating traffic lights to monitoring plane takeoffs and landings to providing up-to-the-minute stock quotes. Bringing together researchers from both academia and industry, the Handbook of Real-Time and Embedded Systems provides comprehensive coverage of the most advanced and timely topics in the field.

The book focuses on several major areas of real-time and embedded systems. It examines real-time scheduling and resource management issues and explores the programming languages, paradigms, operating systems, and middleware for these systems. The handbook also presents challenges encountered in wireless sensor networks and offers ways to solve these problems. It addresses key matters associated with real-time data services and reviews the formalisms, methods, and tools used in real-time and embedded systems. In addition, the book considers how these systems are applied in various fields, including adaptive cruise control in the automobile industry.

With its essential material and integration of theory and practice, the Handbook of Real-Time and Embedded Systems facilitates advancements in this area so that the services we rely on can continue to operate successfully.

Handbook of software engineering & knowledge engineering, vol. 1

Author edited by S.K. Chang
Place of Publication River Edge, N.J.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher World Scientific

This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering — two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic.

Volume One covers the basic principles and applications of software engineering and knowledge engineering.

Handbook of software engineering & knowledge engineering, vol. 2

Author edited by S.K. Chang
Place of Publication River Edge, N.J.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher World Scientific

This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering — two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic.

Volume One covers the basic principles and applications of software engineering and knowledge engineering.

NEW CS CIRCULATION BOOKS

Least squares support vector machines

Author Johan A.K. Suykens … [et al.].
Place of Publication River Edge, NJ
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher World Scientific

This book focuses on Least Squares Support Vector Machines (LS-SVMs) which are reformulations to standard SVMs. LS-SVMs are closely related to regularization networks and Gaussian processes but additionally emphasize and exploit primal-dual interpretations from optimization theory. The authors explain the natural links between LS-SVM classifiers and kernel Fisher discriminant analysis. Bayesian inference of LS-SVM models is discussed, together with methods for imposing spareness and employing robust statistics.

The framework is further extended towards unsupervised learning by considering PCA analysis and its kernel version as a one-class modelling problem. This leads to new primal-dual support vector machine formulations for kernel PCA and kernel CCA analysis. Furthermore, LS-SVM formulations are given for recurrent networks and control. In general, support vector machines may pose heavy computational challenges for large data sets. For this purpose, a method of fixed size LS-SVM is proposed where the estimation is done in the primal space in relation to a Nystrom sampling with active selection of support vectors. The methods are illustrated with several examples.

Multiagent systems : a modern approach to distributed artificial intelligence

Author edited by Gerhard Weiss
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Date of Publication c1999
Publisher MIT Press

This is the first comprehensive introduction to multiagent systems and contemporary distributed artificial intelligence that is suitable as a textbook.

Principles of artificial neural networks, 2nd ed.

Author Daniel Graupe
Place of Publication Singapore Hackensack, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher World Scientific

The book should serve as a text for a university graduate course or for an advanced undergraduate course on neural networks in engineering and computer science departments. It should also serve as a self-study course for engineers and computer scientists in the industry. Covering major neural network approaches and architectures with the theories, this text presents detailed case studies for each of the approaches, accompanied with complete computer codes and the corresponding computed results. The case studies are designed to allow easy comparison of network performance to illustrate strengths and weaknesses of the different networks.

Principles of quantum computation and information

Author Giuliano Benenti and Giulio Casati, Giuliano Strini
Place of Publication Singapore, Hackensack, N. J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher World Scientific

Quantum computation and information is a new, rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. Its fundamental concepts and central results may not be easily understood without facing numerous technical details. Building on the basic concepts introduced in Vol I, this second volume deals with various important aspects, both theoretical and experimental, of quantum computation and information in depth. The areas include quantum data compression, accessible information, entanglement concentration, limits to quantum computation due to decoherence, quantum error-correction, and the first experimental implementations of quantum information protocols. This volume also includes a selection of special topics: chaos and quantum to classical transition, quantum trajectories, quantum computation and quantum chaos, and the Zeno effect.

Graph algorithms and applications 2

Author editors, Giuseppe Liotta, Roberto Tamassia, Iaonnis G Tollis
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher World Scientific

This book contains Volumes 4 and 5 of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications (JGAA). The first book of this series, Graph Algorithms and Applications I, published in March 2002, contains Volumes 1-3 of JGAA. JGAA is a peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the publication of high-quality research papers on the analysis, design, implementation, and applications of graph algorithms. Areas of interest include computational biology, computational geometry, computer graphics, computer-aided design, computer and interconnection networks, constraint systems, databases, graph drawing, graph embedding and layout, knowledge representation, multimedia, software engineering, telecommunications networks, user interfaces and visualization, and VLSI circuit design. The journal is supported by distinguished advisory and editorial boards, has high scientific standards, and takes advantage of current electronic document technology. The electronic version of JGAA is available on the Web at http: //www.cs.brown.edu/publications/jgaa/. Graph Algorithms and Applications 2 presents contributions from prominent authors and includes selected papers from the Dagstuhl Seminar on Graph Algorithms and Applications and the Symposium on Graph Drawing in 1998. All papers in the book have extensive diagrams and offer a unique treatment of graph algorithms focusing on the important applications.

Geometric computation

Author editors Falai Chen, Dongming Wang
Place of Publication River Edge, NJ
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher World Scientific

This book contains tutorial surveys and original research contributions in geometric computing, modeling, and reasoning. Highlighting the role of algebraic computation, it covers: surface blending, implicitization, and parametrization; automated deduction with Clifford algebra and in real geometry; and exact geometric computation. Basic techniques, advanced methods, and new findings are presented coherently, with many examples and illustrations. Using this book the reader will easily cross the frontiers of symbolic computation, computer-aided geometric design, and automated reasoning. The book is also a valuable reference for people working in other relevant areas, such as scientific computing, computer graphics, and artificial intelligence.

NEW EEE CIRCULATION BOOKS

Feedback control of dynamic bipedal robot locomotion

Author Eric R. Westervelt … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher CRC Press

Bipedal locomotion is among the most difficult challenges in control engineering. Most books treat the subject from a quasi-static perspective, overlooking the hybrid nature of bipedal mechanics. Feedback Control of Dynamic Bipedal Robot Locomotion is the first book to present a comprehensive and mathematically sound treatment of feedback design for achieving stable, agile, and efficient locomotion in bipedal robots. In this unique and groundbreaking treatise, expert authors lead you systematically through every step of the process, including: -Mathematical modeling of walking and running gaits in planar robots -Analysis of periodic orbits in hybrid systems -Design and analysis of feedback systems for achieving stable periodic motions -Algorithms for synthesizing feedback controllers -Detailed simulation examples -Experimental implementations on two bipedal test beds The elegance of the authors’ approach is evident in the marriage of control theory and mechanics, uniting control-based presentation and mathematical custom with a mechanics-based approach to the problem and computational rendering. Concrete examples and numerous illustrations complement and clarify the mathematical discussion. A supporting Web site offers links to videos of several experiments along with MATLAB(R) code for several of the models. This one-of-a-kind book builds a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of truly dynamic locomotion in planar bipedal robots.

Practical and experimental robotics

Author Ferat Sahin, Pushkin Kachroo
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

Taking a completely hands-on approach, using cheap and easily available robotics kits, Practical and Experimental Robotics provides a detailed exploration of the construction, theory, and experiments for different types of robots. With topics ranging from basic stamp microcontrollers to biped and propeller based robots, the text contains laboratory experiments, examples with solutions, and case studies. The authors begin with a review of the essential elements of electronics and mechanics. They describe the basic mechanical construction and electrical control of the robot, then give at least one example of how to operate the robot using microcontrollers or software. The book includes a reference chapter on Basic Stamp Microcontollers with example code pieces and a chapter completely devoted to PC interfacing. Each chapter begins with the fundamentals, then moves on to advanced topics, thus building a foundation for learning from the ground up. Building a bridge between technicians who have hands-on experience and engineers with a deeper insight into the workings, the book covers a range of machines, from arm, wheel, and leg robots to flying robots and robotic submarines and boats. Unlike most books in this field, this one offers a complete set of topics from electronics, mechanics, and computer interface and programming, making it an independent source for knowledge and understanding of robotics.

Bio-inspired emergent control of locomotion systems

Author Mattia Frasca, Paolo Arena, Luigi Fortuna
Place of Publication Singapore, River Edge, N.J.
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher World Scientific

This book deals with locomotion control of biologically inspired robots realized through an analog circuital paradigm as cellular nonlinear networks. It presents a general methodology for the control of bio-inspired robots and several case studies, as well as describes a new approach to motion control and the related circuit architecture. “Bio-inspired Emergent Control of Locomotion Systems provides researchers with a guide to the fundamentals of the topics. Moreover, neuro-biologists and physiologists can use the book as a starting point to design artificial structures for testing their biological hypotheses on the animal model.

Hands-on ZigBee : implementing 802.15.4 with microcontrollers

Author Fred Eady
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

Since its recent introduction, the ZigBee protocol has created an enormous amount of buzz in venues from magazine covers to trade show floors to water coolers. Its promise of providing a simpler, cheaper, more power-efficient WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) alternative to WiFi and Bluetooth has opened up new data collection possibilities in application areas from industrial controls to medical devices to intruder alarms. Yet, despite this widespread interest, there is still little information available that goes beyond detailing the spec itself. Missing from the current ZigBee lexicon is practical, application-oriented guidance from an expert, specifically geared to aid engineers in implementing this new technology. Enter respected designer and popular columnist Fred Eady! With his new book, he provides the only comprehensive how-to ZigBee guide available.
-The ONLY one-stop Zigbee resource available- from basics to sniffers to specs
-7 easy-to-assemble ZigBee projects allow the reader to follow along…hands-on!
-Working hardware and software examples included in every chapter