Apr 26

Journal of Composites for Construction

Author Charles E. Bakis, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication February 1997 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Composites for Construction

The Journal of Composites for Construction publishes original research papers, review papers, and case studies dealing with the use of fiber-reinforced composite materials in construction. Of special interest to the journal are papers that bridge the gap between research in the mechanics and manufacturing science of composite materials and the analysis and design of large civil engineering structural systems and their construction processes. The journal publishes papers about composite materials consisting of continuous synthetic fibers and matrices for use in civil engineering structures and subjected to the loadings and environments of the infrastructure. The journal also publishes papers about composite materials used in conjunction with traditional construction materials such as steel, concrete, and timber, either as reinforcing members or in hybrid systems for both new construction and for repair and rehabilitation of existing structures.

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

Author Charles T. Jahren, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication March/April 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

The Journal of Construction Engineering and Management publishes quality papers that aim to advance the science of construction engineering, harmonize construction practices with design theories, and further education and research in construction engineering and management. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: construction material handling, equipment, production planning, specifications, scheduling, estimating, cost control, quality control, labor productivity, inspection, contract administration, construction management, computer applications, and environmental concerns.

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Author Antonio Nanni
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

The Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering covers the development, processing, evaluation, applications, and performance of construction materials in civil engineering.

Journal of Environmental Engineering

Author Raymond A. Ferrara, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Environmental Engineering

The Journal of Environmental Engineering presents broad interdisciplinary information on the practice and status of research in environmental engineering science, systems engineering, and sanitation. Papers focus on design, development of engineering methods, management, governmental policies, and societal impacts of wastewater collection and treatment; the fate and transport of contaminants on watersheds, in surface waters, in groundwater, in soil, and in the atmosphere; environmental biology, microbiology, chemistry, fluid mechanics, and physical processes that control natural concentrations and dispersion of wastes in air, water, and soil; nonpoint-source pollution on watersheds, in streams, in groundwater, in lakes, and in estuaries and coastal areas; treatment, management, and control of hazardous wastes; control and monitoring of air pollution and acid deposition; airshed management; and design and management of solid waste facilities. A balanced contribution from consultants, practicing engineers, and researchers is sought on engineering solutions, and professional obligations and responsibilities.

Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management

Author Rao Y. Surampalli, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1993 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers.

Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management

The Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management (to be renamed Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste in 2011) publishes peer-reviewed original articles on all aspects of research, planning, development and management of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste (HTRW). These include the traditional areas of research, design, control, restoration/remediation, construction, planning, detection/analysis, oversight, operations, regulations and policy. The Journal offers articles with both fundamental research and practical approaches/solutions to the problems and challenges faced by engineers, scientists, process managers, practicing professionals, researchers, contractors, and government policymakers.

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

Author Terry W. Sturm, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

The Journal of Hydraulic Engineering accepts original contributions that describe the analysis and solutions of problems in hydraulic engineering. Technical Notes may present a problem, without solution, of common interest. Topics range from flows in closed conduits to free-surface flows (canals, rivers, lakes, and estuaries) to environmental fluid dynamics. Topics include transport processes involving fluids (multiphase flows) such as sediment and contaminant transport, and heat and gas transfers. Emphasis is placed on the presentation of concepts, methods, techniques, and results that advance knowledge and/or are suitable for general application in the hydraulic engineering profession.

Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

Author Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1993 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

The Journal of Hydrologic Engineering disseminates information on the development of new hydrologic methods, theories, and applications to current engineering problems. The journal publishes papers on analytical, numerical, and experimental methods for the investigation and modeling of hydrological processes.

Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Author William Ritter, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers.

Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

The Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering covers all phases of irrigation, drainage, engineering hydrology, and related water management subjects, such as watershed management, weather modification, water quality, groundwater, and surface water. The journal emphasizes new developments and results of research, as well as case studies and practical applications of engineering.

Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

Author Daene C. McKinney, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

The Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management reports on all phases of planning and management of water resources. The papers examine social, economic, environmental, and administrative concerns relating to the use and conservation of water. Social and environmental objectives in areas such as fish and wildlife management, water-based recreation, and wild and scenic river use are assessed. Developments in computer applications are discussed, as are ecological, cultural, and historical values.

International Journal of Geomechanics

Author Musharraf M. Zaman, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 2001 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

International Journal of Geomechanics

The International Journal of Geomechanics (IJOG) focuses on geomechanics with emphasis on theoretical aspects, including computational and analytical methods and related validations. Applications of interdisciplinary topics such as geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, mining and geological engineering, rock and blasting engineering, underground structures, infrastructure and pavement engineering, petroleum engineering, engineering geophysics, offshore and marine geotechnology, geothermal energy, lunar and planetary engineering, and ice mechanics fall within the scope of the journal.

Specific topics covered include numerical and analytical methods; constitutive modeling including elasticity, plasticity, creep, localization, fracture and instabilities; neural networks, expert systems, optimization and reliability; statics and dynamics of interacting structures and foundations; liquid and gas flow through geologic media, contaminant transport and groundwater problems; borehole stability, geohazards such as earthquakes, landslides and subsidence; soil/rock improvement; and the development of model validations using laboratory and field measurements.

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Author Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

The Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering covers the broad area of practice known as geotechnical engineering. Papers are welcomed on topics such as foundations, retaining structures, soil dynamics, engineering behavior of soil and rock, site characterization, slope stability, dams, rock engineering, earthquake engineering, environmental geotechnics, geosynthetics, computer modeling, groundwater monitoring and restoration, and coastal and geotechnical ocean engineering. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on new and emerging topics within the general discipline of geotechnical engineering. Theoretical papers are welcomed, but there should be a clear and significant potential for practical application of the theory. Practice-oriented papers and case studies are particularly welcomed and encouraged.

Leadership and Management in Engineering

Author Brian Brenner
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 2001 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Leadership and Management in Engineering

Leadership and Management in Engineering, a publication of the Committee on Professional Practice, examines contemporary issues and principles of leadership and management. The focus is on understanding and application of these principles through a variety of venues within the publication, including news, brief and concise leadership and management “nuggets,” and short articles of interest to practicing professionals in a variety of roles and industry segments. The focus includes, but is not limited to, individuals and public and/or private entities, small and large projects, and organizations.

Areas of interest are: leadership; teamwork; communications; team building; decision making; partnering; project management; mentoring; coaching; diversity; department, branch, and office management; professional practice and development; budgeting; financial management; productivity management and tools, including motivational theory, incentives, and feedback techniques; globalization; networking; change management; role and involvement in political process; local-, state-, and national-level legislative and regulatory issues; and economic and environmental sustainability.

Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction

Author Amarjit Singh, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication February 2009 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction

The mission of the Journal is to serve as the technical reference and resource for construction lawyers engaged in public and private practice, as well as for design engineers, construction engineers, and executives responsible for successful project administration.

The Journal provides thought-provoking discussions and insight into the legal relationships arising out of the changing nature of project delivery systems, dispute avoidance and resolution, sustainability concerns, and effective project execution. The Journal will focus on legal issues, aim to increase the attention given to legal systems during engineering and construction practice, and seek excellence in the application of legal resources for the success of engineering and construction projects.

The Journal accepts papers and articles spanning legal issues and litigation pertaining to all areas of engineering and construction, including contract law and interpretation; professional liability and negligence; public bidding law and regulation; negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute-resolution systems; tort and insurance law; workers’ compensation; environmental law and compliance; sustainability and climate change; acts and statutes governing design and construction of public or private projects; state and federal hazardous waste law; maritime, coastal, and ocean law; real estate development and construction law; product liability; labor and employment law; administrative law; government contracts; corporate and bankruptcy law and regulation; claims analysis, defense, and litigation; intellectual property law; land-use law; ADA and OSHA compliance law and regulations; ethical violations giving rise to liability; and the teaching of law to engineers and construction managers.

Journal of Management in Engineering

Author Makarand Hastak
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Management in Engineering

The Journal of Management in Engineering offers an avenue for researchers and practitioners to present contemporary issues associated with management and leadership for the civil engineer. The journal publishes peer-reviewed papers, case studies, technical notes, and discussions of interest to the practice of civil engineering.

Management and leadership issues include contract management, project management, partnering, office management, professional practice and development, financial management, human resources management, marketing and sales, ethics, technology and innovation management, information management, continuing education, organizational theory, strategic planning, conflict management, negotiating, risk management, globalization, networking, change management, teamwork, team building, communication, mentoring, coaching, and diversity. Papers discussing legislative and regulatory issues, corporate and public policy, and the role of civil engineering in the political process at all levels of government are welcomed. Interdisciplinary studies and collaborations are encouraged. Theoretical papers submitted for publication should preferably include real-world applications of the techniques.

Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice

Author Norbert J. Delatte, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice

The Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice presents issues of broad professional interest and diverse views of engineering education, and professional practice. Papers examine the relationships between civil engineering and other disciplines and professions, with emphasis on the engineer’s and constructor’s obligations and responsibilities. Topics include engineering education at all levels, professional practice issues, ethics, and history and heritage.

Journal of Bridge Engineering

Author Anil Agrawal
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication February 1996 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Computer Aided Geometric Design

The Journal of Bridge Engineering publishes papers about all aspects of the art and science of bridge engineering. The journal publishes research that advances the practice and profession of bridge engineering and papers about issues, projects, materials, design, fabrication, construction, inspection, evaluation, safety, performance, management, retrofitting, rehabilitation, repair, and demolition.

Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction

Author Anatol Longinow, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1996 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction

The Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction publishes articles about practical solutions to structural design problems and construction challenges of interest to practitioners. Articles may be of any length. Those reporting on small and medium-sized projects will be welcomed. Photographs are desirable; graphs, tables, and lengthy formulas are discouraged. The editors are not interested in what researchers have to say to one another; although articles must be technically sound, the overriding question in the editors’ minds when considering a submission is whether the article will be of interest to a significant number of practicing engineers and contractors.

Journal of Structural Engineering

Author Sashi Kunnath, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers.

Journal of Structural Engineering

The Journal of Structural Engineering reports on fundamental knowledge that contributes to the state of the art and state of the practice in structural engineering. Authors discuss the art and science of structural design; investigate the physical properties of engineering materials as related to structural behavior; develop methods of analysis; and study the merits of various types of structures and methods of construction.

Journal of Infrastructure Systems

Author Samer Madanat
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1993 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Infrastructure Systems

The Journal of Infrastructure Systems publishes cross-disciplinary papers about methodologies for monitoring, evaluating, expanding, repairing, replacing, financing, or otherwise sustaining the civil infrastructure.

The infrastructure supporting human activities includes complex and interrelated physical, social, ecological, economic, and technological systems such as transportation, energy production and distribution; water resources management; waste management; facilities supporting urban and rural communities; communications; sustainable resources development; and environmental protection. Increasingly, inter- and multidisciplinary expertise is needed not only to design and build these systems, but to manage and sustain them as well. Typical management problems are fraught with uncertain information, multiple and conflicting objectives, and sometimes numerous and conflicting constituencies. Solutions are both complex and cross-disciplinary in nature and require the thoughtful integration of sound engineering judgment, economic flexibility, and institutional forbearance. Papers considered for publication must contain a clear and well-defined engineering component and make a contribution to the art and science related to infrastructure systems.

Journal of Transportation Engineering

Author Chris Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Computer Languages, Systems & Structures

The Journal of Transportation Engineering contains technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, highway, rail, and urban transportation, as well as pipeline facilities for water, oil, and gas. Specific topics include airport and highway pavement maintenance and performance; management of roads, bridges, and transit systems; traffic management technology; construction and operation of pipelines; railway engineering; and economics and environmental aspects of transportation.

Journal of Urban Planning and Development

Author Gang-Len Chang
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication February 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Urban Planning and Development

The Journal of Urban Planning and Development covers the application of civil engineering to such aspects of urban planning as area-wide transportation, the coordination of planning and programming of public works and utilities, and the development and redevelopment of urban areas. Subjects include environmental assessment, esthetic considerations, land use planning, underground utilities, infrastructure management, renewal legislation, transportation planning, and evaluation of the economic value of state parks.

Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering

Author Vijay Panchang, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January/February 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering

The Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering presents information regarding the engineering aspects of dredging, floods, ice, pollution, sediment transport, and tidal wave action that affect shorelines, waterways, and harbors. The development and operation of ports, harbors, and offshore facilities, as well as deep ocean engineering and shore protection and enhancement, are also covered. Other topics include the regulation and stabilization of rivers and the economics of beach nourishment.

Journal of Aerospace Engineering

Author Firdaus Udwadia, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Aerospace Engineering

The Journal of Aerospace Engineering promotes the implementation and development of space and aerospace technologies and their transfer to other civil engineering applications. Topics of interest include aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, wind tunnel testing of buildings and structures, aerospace structures and materials, advanced composite materials, dynamics and control, real-time data acquisition, space engineering and construction, lunar base construction, field and remote sensing, and robotics.

Journal of Architectural Engineering

Author Paul A. Seaburg, P.E., Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1993 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Architectural Engineering

The Journal of Architectural Engineering provides a multidisciplinary forum for dissemination of practice based information on the engineering and technical issues concerning all aspects of building design. Peer-reviewed papers and case studies will address issues and topics related to buildings, such as planning and financing, analysis and design, construction and maintenance, codes applications and interpretations, conversion and renovation, and preservation.

Journal of Cold Regions Engineering

Author Jon E. Zufelt, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication March/April 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Cold Regions Engineering

The Journal of Cold Regions Engineering publishes practice- and research-oriented articles from any area of civil engineering that is substantially related to cold regions. Topics include ice engineering, ice force, construction on permafrost and seasonal frost, cold weather construction, environmental quality and engineering in cold regions, snow and ice control, cold regions materials, and surveying and planning in cold regions.

Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering

Author James H. Garrett, Jr., Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering

The Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering serves as a resource to researchers, practitioners, and students on advances and innovative ideas in computing as applicable to the engineering profession. Many such ideas emerge from recent developments in computer science, information science, computer engineering, knowledge engineering, and other technical fields. Some examples are innovations in artificial intelligence, parallel processing, distributed computing, graphics and imaging, and information technology.

The journal publishes research, implementation, and applications in cross-disciplinary areas including software, such as new programming languages, database-management systems, computer-aided design systems, and expert systems; hardware for robotics, bar coding, remote sensing, data mining, and knowledge acquisition; and strategic issues such as the management of computing resources, implementation strategies, and organizational impacts.

Journal of Energy Engineering

Author Hilary I. Inyang, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication April 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Energy Engineering

The Journal of Energy Engineering reports on the scientific and engineering knowledge in the planning, development, management, and finances of energy-related programs. The journal is dedicated to civil engineering aspects of the issues, sources, and programs that are either directly related to, or can ultimately contribute to, the production, distribution, and storage of energy. Multidisciplinary subjects are especially encouraged.

Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following areas: generation of electric power; nuclear power issues; energy planning (planning for generation capacity expansions, hydropower planning, network and transmission planning, reliability); energy policy and economics (financial and customer markets, regulatory and financial issues); energy development (solar power, renewable energy, waste-to-energy systems); energy systems operation (thermal and hydropower operation and optimization, scheduling, load forecasting, demand-side management); energy efficiency, reducing consumption of or conservation of energy; energy sustainability as related to energy and power production, distribution, and usage; waste management and environmental issues; and energy infrastructure issues (power plant safety, security of infrastructure network).

Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Author Ross B. Corotis, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Engineering Mechanics

The Journal of Engineering Mechanics covers activity and development in the field of applied mechanics as it relates to civil engineering. Research on bioengineering, computational mechanics, computer-aided engineering, dynamics of structures, elasticity, experimental analysis and instrumentation, fluid mechanics, flow of granular media, inelastic behavior of solids and structures, probabilistic methods, properties of materials, fracture mechanics, stability of structural elements and systems, and turbulence is reported. Typically, published papers describe the development and implementation of new analytical models, innovative numerical methods, and novel experimental methods and results.

Natural Hazards Review

Author Vilas Mujumdar, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1993 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers.

Natural Hazards Review

The Natural Hazards Review stands on the realization that natural disaster losses result from interactions between the physical world, the constructed environment, and the character of the societies and people who occupy them. The journal is dedicated to bringing together the physical, social, and behavioral sciences; engineering; and the regulatory and policy environments to provide a forum for cutting edge, holistic, and cross-disciplinary approaches to natural hazards loss and cost reduction. The journal offers a means for researchers and practitioners working together to publish the results of truly interdisciplinary and partnered approaches to loss reduction and long-term disaster resiliency.

Engineering topics covered include the characterization of hazard forces and the planning, design, construction, maintenance, performance, and use of structures in the physical environment. Social and behavioral sciences topics addressed include a range of issues related to hazard mitigation and human response as well as significant issues related to the built environment such as land use, building standards, and the role of financial markets and insurance.

The specific physical science topics covered include those pertinent to understanding the hazardous character of the world and the performance of the structures that we build to accommodate our way of life. More importantly, the journal features papers co-authored by people from a variety of specializations who bring a cross-disciplinary perspective to the complex factors that contribute to disasters in today’s— and especially tomorrow’s—world.

Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities

Author Kenneth L. Carper
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers.

Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities

The Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities attempts to improve the quality of the constructed product through interdisciplinary communication. Papers examine the causes and costs of failures and other performance problems. Both catastrophic failures as well as serviceability problems are examined. Both procedural and technical causes of failures are included. Papers that discuss the interface between various professionals in the construction industry are of special interest.

Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice

Author Mohammad Najafi, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication February 2010 – Present
Publisher February 2010 – Present

Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice

The Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice is a professional, authoritative technical resource that reports on a broad range of topics pertaining to the planning, engineering, design, construction, renewal, safety, operation and maintenance, asset management, environmental aspects, and sustainability of pipeline systems.

An important technical reference for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government, it presents in-depth information on water distribution and transmission systems, wastewater collection systems (gravity and force mains), storm sewers and drainage structures/culverts, oil, gas, industrial, slurry, pneumatic and capsule pipelines, as well as conduit applications for power and communication cables.

Journal of Surveying Engineering

Author Tomás Soler, Ph.D.
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 1990 – Present
Publisher ASCE & American Society of Civil Engineers.

Journal of Surveying Engineering

The Journal of Surveying Engineering covers the broad spectrum of surveying and mapping activities encountered in modern practice. It includes traditional areas such as construction surveys, control surveys, photogrammetric mapping, engineering layout, deformation measurements, precise alignment, and boundary surveying. It also includes newer development such as satellite positioning; spatial database design, quality assurance, and information management of geographic information systems; computer applications involving modeling, data structures, algorithms, and information processing; digital mapping, coordinate systems, cartographic representations, and the role of surveying engineering professionals in an information society.

Apr 20

NEW REFERENCE BOOKS
 
SIP handbook : services, technologies, and security of Session Initiation Protocol

Author edited by Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

SIP handbook : services, technologies, and security of Session Initiation Protocol

Widely adopted by service providers to enable IP telephony, instant messaging, and other data services, SIP is the signaling protocol of choice for advanced multimedia communications signaling. Compiled by noted engineering experts Syed Ahson and Mohammad Ilyas, “SIP Handbook: Services, Technologies, and Security of Session Initiation Protocol” presents a thorough technical review of all aspects of SIP. It captures the current state of IP Multimedia Subsystem technology and provides a unique source of comprehensive reference material on this subject. “SIP Applications for Today and Tomorrow” – the scope of this volume ranges from basic concepts to future perspectives. Divided into three sections, the book begins with a discussion of SIP in peer-to-peer networks and then goes on to examine advanced media integration, migration considerations, mobility management, and group conferencing, while also reviewing home networking and compliance issues.The middle section of the book focuses on the underlying technologies of SIP. Chapters review network architecture, vertical handoffs, NAT traversals, multipoint extensions, and other areas at the forefront of research. Finally, the text examines various security vulnerabilities and provides perspectives on secure intelligent SIP services with a future outlook on a fraud detection framework in VoIP networks. Offering insights from International Researchers authored by 65 experts from across the world, this text is sure to advance the field of knowledge in this ever-changing industry and provide further impetus for new areas of exploration. Because of the editors’ pivotal influence and their proximity to both the current market and the latest science, this work is certain to become the definitive text on this emerging technology.

Handbook of switchgears

Author BHEL, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Challenges for game designers

A one-stop guide to designing, operating, and protecting switchgears for electrical distribution systems, “The Handbook of Switchgears” offers electrical power engineers and technicians an authoritative guide to the basic design, operation, and protection of switchgears, including circuit breakers, transformers, relays, switches, and fuses. Containing contributions by 22 experts from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, the “Handbook of Switchgears” guides readers through switchgears for electrical power grids and industrial facilities, as well as for residential and commercial buildings. Readers will find up-to-the-minute information on circuit breaker technologies …GIS …current and voltage transformers …protective relays …energy metering …generator protection …EHV transmission system control and protection …and much more. Filled with over 100 helpful illustrations, this comprehensive resource features: complete details on low and medium voltage switchgears; state-of-the-art guidance on high voltage circuit breakers; new developments in surge protection technology; and proven guidelines for doing effective switchgear site work.Inside This Vital EE Reference are: Circuit Breaker Technologies; Low Voltage Switchgears; Medium Voltage Switchgears; High Voltage Circuit Breakers; GIS; Auto-Reclosers & Sectionalizers; Current Transformers and Voltage Transformers; Surge Protection; Protective Relays; Application of Medium Voltage Switchgears; Energy Metering; Control Schemes; Protection Schemes; Generator Protection; EHV Transmission System Control and Protection and much more.

NEW RESERVE BOOKS

Computer organization and architecture : designing for performance

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

Microcontrollers : from assembly language to C using the PIC24 family

For undergraduates and professionals in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering courses. Learn the fundamentals of processor and computer design from the newest edition of this award winning text. Four-time winner of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association, Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance provides a thorough discussion of the fundamentals of computer organization and architecture, covering not just processor design, but memory, I/O, and parallel systems.Coverage is supported by a wealth of concrete examples emphasizing modern RISC, CISC, and superscalar systems. The eighth revision has been updated to reflect major advances in computer technology, including multicore processors and embedded processors. Interactive simulations have been expanded and keyed into relevant sections of text.

Machines, languages, and computation

Author Peter J. Denning, Jack B. Dennis, Joseph E. Qualitz
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Date of Publication c1978
Publisher Prentice-Hall

Machines, languages, and computation

 

Python Web development with Django

Author Jeff Forcier, Paul Bissex, Wesley Chun
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Python Web development with Django

Using the simple, robust, Python-based Django framework, you can build powerful Web solutions with remarkably few lines of code. In Python Web Development with Django(R), three experienced Django and Python developers cover all the techniques, tools, and concepts you need to make the most of Django 1.0, including all the major features of the new release. The authors teach Django through in-depth explanations, plus provide extensive sample code supported with images and line-by-line explanations. You’ll discover how Django leverages Python’s development speed and flexibility to help you solve a wide spectrum of Web development problems and learn Django best practices covered nowhere else.You’ll build your first Django application in just minutes and deepen your real-world skills through start-to-finish application projects including *Simple Web log (blog) *Online photo gallery *Simple content management system *Ajax-powered live blogger *Online source code sharing/syntax highlighting tool *How to run your Django applications on the Google App Engine This complete guide starts by introducing Python, Django, and Web development concepts, then dives into the Django framework, providing a deep understanding of its major components (models, views, templates), and how they come together to form complete Web applications. After a discussion of four independent working Django applications, coverage turns to advanced topics, such as caching, extending the template system, syndication, admin customization, and testing. Valuable reference appendices cover using the command-line, installing and configuring Django, development tools, exploring existing Django applications, the Google App Engine, and how to get more involved with the Django community.Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: Practical Python for Django 7 Chapter 2: Django for the Impatient: Building a Blog 57 Chapter 3: Starting Out 77 Part II: Django in Depth Chapter 4: Defining and Using Models 89 Chapter 5: URLs, HTTP Mechanisms, and Views 117 Chapter 6: Templates and Form Processing 135 Part III: Django Applications by Example Chapter 7: Photo Gallery 159 Chapter 8: Content Management System 181 Chapter 9: Liveblog 205 Chapter 10: Pastebin 221 Part IV: Advanced Django Techniques and Features Chapter 11: Advanced Django Programming 235 Chapter 12: Advanced Django Deployment 261 Part V: Appendices Appendix A: Command Line Basics 285 Appendix B: Installing and Running Django 295 Appendix C: Tools for Practical Django Development 313 Appendix D: Finding, Evaluating, and Using Django Applications 321 Appendix E: Django on the Google App Engine 325 Appendix F: Getting Involved in the Django Project 337 Index 339 Colophon 375

C : how to program, 6th ed.

Author P.J. Deitel, H.M. Deitel
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

C : How to Program

For introductory courses in C Programming. Also for courses in Programming for Engineers, Programming for Business, and Programming for Technology. The Deitels’ groundbreaking How to Program series offers unparalleled breadth and depth of object-oriented programming concepts and intermediate-level topics for further study. Using the Deitels’ signature “Live-Codea Approach,” this complete, authoritative introduction to C programming offers strong treatment of structured algorithm and program development in ANSI/ISO C with 150 working C programs. Includes rich, 300-page treatment of object-oriented programming in C++ that helps students interpret the code more effectively.

RF circuit design

Author Richard Chi-Hsi Li
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

RF circuit design

A must-read for all RF/RFIC Circuit Designers. This book targets the four most difficult skills facing RF/RFIC designers today: impedance matching, RF/AC grounding, Six Sigma design, and RFIC technology. Unlike most books on the market, it presents readers with practical engineering design examples to explore how they’re used to solve even more complex problems. The content is divided into three key parts: individual RF block circuit design; basic RF circuit design skills; and RF system engineering. The author assumes a fundamental background in RF circuit design theory, and the goal of the book is to enable readers to master the correct methodology. The book includes treatment of special circuit topologies and introduces some useful schemes for simulation and layout. This is a must-read for RF/RFIC circuit design engineers, system designers working with communication systems, and graduates and researchers in related fields.

Agile Java development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

Author Anil Hemrajani [forewords by Scott W. Ambler and Rod Johnson]
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Sams

Agile Java development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

Polynomial continuation is a numerical technique used to compute solutions to systems of polynomial equations. Originally published in 1987, this introduction to polynomial continuation remains a useful starting point for the reader interested in learning how to solve practical problems without advanced mathematics. Solving Polynomial Systems Using Continuation for Engineering and Scientific Problems is easy to understand, requiring only a knowledge of undergraduate-level calculus and simple computer programming. The book is also practical; it includes descriptions of various industrial-strength engineering applications and offers Fortran code for polynomial solvers on an associated Web page. It provides a resource for undergraduate mathematics projects

Build your own electric vehicle, 2nd ed.

Author Seth Leitman, Bob Brant
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

“Save money on gas and turn your car into an electric and efficient machine. What really happened to the electric car? This completely revised and updated edition of the “bible of electric car books” gives you the component-by-component coverage you need to convert your gas-guzzler to a clean-running electric powered vehicle. The book begins with a history of electric vehicles and the latest international advances in EV technology, and goes on to describe every component – from motor to chassis – showing how to put them all together to create a working vehicle.

Low-power design of nanometer FPGAs : architecture and EDA

Author Hassan Hassan, Mohab Anis
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann

Low-power design of nanometer FPGAs : architecture and EDA

“Low-Power Design of Nanometer FPGAs Architecture and EDA” is an invaluable reference for researchers and practicing engineers concerned with power-efficient, FPGA design. State-of-the-art power reduction techniques for FPGAs will be described and compared. These techniques can be applied at the circuit, architecture, and electronic design automation levels to describe both the dynamic and leakage power sources and enable strategies for codesign. Low-power techniques presented at key FPGA design levels for circuits, architectures, and electronic design automation, form critical, ‘bridge’ guidelines for codesign. This title presents comprehensive review of leakage-tolerant techniques that empowers designers to minimize power dissipation. It provides valuable tools for estimating power efficiency/savings of current, low-power FPGA design techniques.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

The Intel microprocessors : 8086/8088, 80186/80188, 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentium, Pentium Pro Processor, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, and Core2 with 64-bit extensions : architecture, programming, and interfacing, 8th ed.

Author Barry B. Brey
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

The Intel microprocessors : 8086/8088, 80186/80188, 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentium, Pentium Pro Processor, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, and Core2 with 64-bit extensions : architecture, programming, and interfacing

For Introductory level Microprocessor courses in departments of Electronic Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering.Keeping students on the forefront of technology, this timely text offers a practical reference to all programming and interfacing aspects of the popular Intel family of microprocessors. Organized in an orderly and manageable format that stimulates and challenges understanding, the text contains numerous example programs using the Microsoft Macro Assembler program, and provides a thorough description of each Intel family member, memory systems, and various I/O systems.

High voltage engineering, 4th ed.

Author M.S. Naidu, V. Kamaraju
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill

High voltage engineering

This title examines insulating materials and their applications, breakdown phenomena in those materials, overvoltage phenomena in electrical power transmission systems, high voltage testing, and planning of high voltage laboratories. It is filled with charts and tables featuring information on vacuum insulation, composite insulation, and recent developments in the production and measurement of high voltages.

Exploring bioinformatics : a project-based approach

Author Caroline St. Clair, Jonathan Visick
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Exploring bioinformatics : a project-based approach

Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-Based Approach is intended for an introductory course in bioinformatics at the undergraduate level. Through hands-on projects, students are introduced to current biological problems and then explore and develop bioinformatic solutions to these issues. Each chapter presents a key problem, provides basic biological concepts, introduces computational techniques to address the problem, and guides students through the use of existing web-based tools and existing software solutions. This progression prepares students to tackle the On-Your-Own Project, where they develop their own software solutions. Topics such as antibiotic resistance, genetic disease, and genome sequencing provide context and relevance to capture student interest.

Shape classification and analysis : theory and practice, 2nd ed.

Author Luciano da Fontoura Costa, Roberto Marcondes Cesar, Jr.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Shape classification and analysis : theory and practice

Shape analysis offers great potential for applications in diverse areas, from materials science to biology and neuroscience. Including numerical tools for characterization, this new edition presents the most advanced imaging techniques for the analysis of general biological shapes, such as cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. Various chapters review the main approaches for shape classification. Although focused on two-dimensional shapes, which are more effectively handled by current technology, the text also covers basic concepts and techniques for three-dimensional shapes. These methods offer a rich resource for the computational characterization and classification of biological shapes.

Ruby in practice

Author Jeremy McAnally, Assaf Arkin with Yehuda Katz … [et al.].
Place of Publication Greenwich, CT
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Manning

Ruby in practice

The book offers detailed strategies for using Ruby in a large-scale environment. Readers are offered concrete examples of integration, messaging, Web development, and databases, all of which are presented in a clear problem/solution format.

Compact MOSFET models for VLSI design

Author A.B. Bhattacharyya
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

Compact MOSFET models for VLSI design

Practicing designers, students, and educators in the semiconductor field face an ever expanding portfolio of MOSFET models. In “Compact MOSFET Models for VLSI Design”, A.B. Bhattacharyya presents a unified perspective on the topic, allowing the practitioner to view and interpret device phenomena concurrently using different modeling strategies. Readers will learn to link device physics with model parameters, helping to close the gap between device understanding and its use for optimal circuit performance. Bhattacharyya also lays bare the core physical concepts that will drive the future of VLSI development, allowing readers to stay ahead of the curve, despite the relentless evolution of new models. This title adopts a unified approach to guide students through the confusing array of MOSFET models. It links MOS physics to device models to prepare practitioners for real-world design activities. It helps fabless designers bridge the gap with off-site foundries. It features rich coverage of: quantum mechanical related phenomena; Si-Ge strained-Silicon substrate; and, non-classical structures such as Double Gate MOSFETs. It presents topics that will prepare readers for long-term developments in the field. It includes solutions in every chapter. This title can be tailored for use among students and professionals of many levels. It comes with MATLAB code downloads for independent practice and advanced study. This book is essential for students specializing in VLSI Design and indispensible for design professionals in the microelectronics and VLSI industries. Written to serve a number of experience levels, it can be used either as a course textbook or practitioner’s reference. Access the MATLAB code, solution manual, and lecture materials at the companion website.

ZigBee wireless networks and transceivers

Author Shahin Farahani
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

ZigBee wireless networks and transceivers

ZigBee is a short-range wireless networking standard backed by such industry leaders as Motorola, Texas Instruments, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Freescale, etc. It supports mesh networking, each node can transmit and receive data, offers high security and robustness, and is being rapidly adopted in industrial, control/monitoring, and medical applications. This book will explain the ZigBee protocol, discuss the design of ZigBee hardware, and describe how to design and implement ZigBee networks. The book has a dedicated website for the latest technical updates, ZigBee networking calculators, and additional materials. Dr. Farahani is a ZigBee system engineer for Freescale semiconductors Inc. The book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators. This book: provides a comprehensive overview of ZigBee technology and networking, from RF/physical layer considerations to application layer development; discusses ZigBee security features such as encryption; describes how ZigBee can be used in location detection applications; and, explores techniques for ZigBee co-existence with other wireless technologies such as 802.11 and Bluetooth. The book comes with a dedicated website that contains additional resources and calculators.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT one-kit wonders : ten inventions to spark your imagination

Author James Floyd Kelly … [et al.], editor.
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher No Starch Press

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT one-kit wonders : ten inventions to spark your imagination

The creative minds behind The NXT STEP blog are back with a brand-new collection of innovative robots. Whether you’re just getting started with LEGO robotics or have been building and programming robots for years, “LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders” is packed with new and exciting techniques, advice, and robots that guarantee awesome results. And best of all, you’ll only need one NXT Retail kit to build all ten of them! “LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders” will make it simple for you to construct even the most complex of these ten robots, all while you learn the ins and outs of the NXT kit. You’ll learn to build and program: PunchBot, a robot that you program using old-fashioned punchcards M, a robot that sorts your M&M candies by color NXT Dragster, a super-fast racecar that will take you all the way to the drag strip BobBot, a versatile skid-steer loader, equipped with a ball grabber or demolition claw RoboLock, a security system for your robots The Hand, a robotic replacement hand to protect you from those dangerous cleanup jobs, like picking up your brother’s gym socks SPC, a robotic vehicle that can park itself between two objects using front-wheel drive The Bike, a two-wheeled robot that can balance and steer Armed with the knowledge you gain from this book, you’ll be inventing your own amazing creations in no time.

MATLAB codes for finite element analysis : solids and structures

Author A.J.M. Ferre
Place of Publication [Dordrecht]
Date of Publication n.d.
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

MATLAB codes for finite element analysis : solids and structures

“This book illustrates how MATLAB compact and powerful programming framework can be very useful in the finite element analysis of solids and structures. The book shortly introduces finite element concepts and an extensive list of MATLAB codes for readers to use and modify. The book includes areas that range from very simple springs and bars to more complex beams and plates in static bending, free vibrations and buckling problems.

Beginning analog electronics through projects, 2nd ed.

Author Andrew Singmin
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Newnes

Beginning analog electronics through projects

Analog electronics is the simplest way to start a fun, informative, learning program. “Beginning Analog Electronics Through Projects, Second Edition” was written with the needs of beginning hobbyists and students in mind. This revision of Andrew Singmin’s popular “Beginning Electronics Through Projects” provides practical exercises, building techniques, and ideas for useful electronics projects. Additionally, it features new material on analog and digital electronics, and new projects for troubleshooting test equipment. Published in the tradition of “Beginning Electronics Through Projects” and “Beginning Digital Electronics Through Projects”, this book limits theory to ‘need-to-know’ information that will allow you to get started right away without complex math. Commonly used electronic components and their functions are described briefly in everyday terms. This book is ideal for progressive learning, each of the projects builds on the theory and component knowledge developed in earlier chapters. Step-by-step instructions facilitate one’s learning of techniques for component identification, soldering, troubleshooting, and much more. This book includes instructions for using a general purpose assembly board. It presents a practical, enjoyable, useful approach to learning about electronics. It features twelve easy and useful projects designed to familiarize beginners and hobbyists with the most commonly used ICs.

Solid state physics

Author Dan Wei
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Cengage Learning

Solid state physics

This is a concise solid state physics textbook written for undergraduate students majoring in materials science, electronics, or physics. It clarifies the philosophy underlying the various branches of solid state physics, explores the exciting and original ideas of great scientists, demonstrates the significance of the neat assumptions in theories, and exposes the complicated nature of solid state experiments. This book aims to guide students through a journey for the beauty amidst complexity, without missing the delicate thoughts contained in theories.

Learn to program, 2nd ed.

Author Chris Pine
Place of Publication Raleigh, N.C.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Pragmatic Bookshelf

Learn to program

Computers are everywhere, on every desk, in your iPod, cell phone, and PDA. To live well in the 21st century, you need to know how to make computers do things. And to really make computers do what you want, you have to learn to program. Fortunately, that’s easier now than ever before. Chris Pine’s book will teach you how to program. You’ll learn to use your computer better, to get it to do what you want it to do. Starting with small, simple one-line programs to calculate your age in seconds, you’ll see how to advance to fully structured, real programs. You’ll learn the same technology used to drive modern dynamic websites and large, professional applications. It’s now easier to learn to write your own computer software than it has ever been before. Now everyone can learn to write programs for themselves – no previous experience is necessary. Chris takes a thorough, but light-hearted approach that teaches you how to program with a minimum of fuss or bother.

IT auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance : key strategies for business improvement

Author Dimitris N. Chorafas
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

IT auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance : key strategies for business improvement

Written as a contribution to the accounting and auditing professions, this book links two key strategies for business improvement: information technology auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Both require ethical accounting practices, focused auditing activities, a functioning system of internal control, and a close watch by the board’s audit committee and CEO. All of the concepts are reviewed in detail and reinforced with case studies which demonstrate the proper steps needed for complete analysis.

Principles of statistics for engineers and scientists

Author William Navidi
Place of Publication Dubuque, IA
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Principles of statistics for engineers and scientists

“Principles of Statistics for Engineers and Scientists” offers the same crystal clear presentation of applied statistics as Bill Navidi’s “Statistics for Engineers and Scientists” text, in a manner especially designed for the needs of a one-semester course that is focused on applications. By presenting ideas in the context of real-world data sets and with plentiful examples of computer output, the book is great for motivating students to understand the importance of statistics in their careers and their lives. The text features a unique approach highlighted by an engaging writing style that explains difficult concepts clearly and the use of contemporary real world data sets to help motivate students and show direct connections to industry and research. While focusing on practical applications of statistics, the text makes extensive use of examples to motivate fundamental concepts and to develop intuition.

Collaborative online game creation

Author Nanu Swamy and Naveena Aswadhati
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Charles River Media/Course Technology Cengage Learning

Collaborative online game creation

Get ready to flex your creativity as you build custom Flash games online. Collaborative Online Game Creation shows anyone interested in game development how to create Flash-based games using GameBrix, a browser-based rich media application that runs on any Internet platform. GameBrix provides you with a comprehensive toolset to help you build games online. You’ll begin by working through the steps necessary to set up your GameBrix account and then get an introduction to the application. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll start creating your very own Flash games, following the step-by-step instructions, and adding animations, objects, and more as you progress through the book. You’ll even explore some introductory ActionScript programming concepts. Screenshots, graphics, game templates, and helpful tips and tricks will guide you through the game building process, and end-of-chapter summaries ensure you’ll understand all the concepts covered. Collaborative Online Game Creation provides you with everything you need to create and share browser-based Flash games. It even includes a 30-day trial subscription to the GameBrix portal so you can start building games right away. All you need to get started are some basic computer skills and a love of games. No previous programming experience required!

FPGAs: world class designs

Author Clive “Max” Maxfield [editor] with W. Bolton … [et al.].
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

FPGAs: world class designs

All the design and development inspiration and direction a hardware engineer needs is in one blockbuster book! Clive ‘Max’ Maxfield renowned author, columnist, and editor of “PL DesignLine” has selected the very best FPGA design material from the Newnes portfolio and has compiled it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of FPGA design from design fundamentals to optimized layout techniques with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving FPGA design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary FPGA design issues. This book contains hand-picked content selected by Clive ‘Max’ Maxfield, character, luminary, columnist, and author. It contains proven best design practices for FPGA development, verification, and low-power. It includes case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project.

Wireless broadband : conflict and convergence

Author Vern Fotheringham, Chetan Sharma
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher IEEE Press

Wireless broadband : conflict and convergence

“Wireless Broadband” utilizes a reader-friendly approach to clearly explain the business, regulatory, and technology issues of the future market for wireless services. It covers broadband and the information society; drivers of broadband consumption; global wireless market analysis; broadband IP core networks; convergence; and, contention and conflict. Complemented with more than eighty illustrations, this book provides unparalleled insight into the emerging technologies, service delivery options, applications, and digital content that will influence and shape the next phase of the wireless revolution.

An introduction to optoelectronic sensors

Author editors, Giancarlo C. Righini, Antonella Tajani, Antonello Cutolo
Place of Publication Hackensack, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher World Scientific

An introduction to optoelectronic sensors

This invaluable book offers a comprehensive overview of the technologies and applications of optoelectronic sensors. Based on the R&D experience of more than 70 engineers and scientists, highly representative of the Italian academic and industrial community in this area, this book provides a broad and accurate description of the state-of-the-art optoelectronic technologies for sensing. The most innovative approaches, such as the use of photonic crystals, squeezed states of light and microresonators for sensing, are considered. Application areas range from environment to medicine and healthcare, from aeronautics, space, and defence to food and agriculture. Written in a self-contained manner, this volume presents both the sensing methodologies and the fundamental of the various technologies, as well as their applications in the real world.

VoIP voice and fax signal processing

Author Sivannarayana Nagireddi
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Wiley

VoIP voice and fax signal processing

This book offers a complete and systematic treatment of signal processing for VoIP voice and fax. This book presents a consolidated view and basic approach to signal processing for VoIP voice and fax solutions. It provides readers with complete coverage of the topic, from how things work in voice and fax modules, to signal processing aspects, implementation, and testing. Beginning with an overview of VoIP infrastructure, interfaces, and signals, the book systematically covers: Voice compression; Packet loss concealment techniques; DTMF detection, generation, and rejection; Wideband voice modules operation; VoIP Voice-Network bit rate calculations; VoIP voice testing; Fax over IP and modem over IP Country deviations of PSTN mapped to VoIP; VoIP on different processors and architectures; Generic VAD-CNG for waveform codecs; Echo cancellation; Caller ID features in VoIP Packetization – RTP, RTCP, and jitter buffer; Clock sources for VoIP applications; Fax operation on PSTN, modulations, and fax messages; Fax over IP payload formats and bit rate calculations; Voice packets jitter with large data packets; and, VoIP voice quality. Over 100 questions and answers on voice and more than seventy questions and answers on fax are provided at the back of the book to reinforce the topics covered throughout the text. Additionally, several clarification, interpretation, and discussion sections are included in selected chapters to aide in readers’ comprehension. “VoIP Voice and Fax Signal Processing” is an indispensable resource for professional electrical engineers, voice and fax solution developers, product and deployment support teams, quality assurance and test engineers, and computer engineers. It also serves as a valuable textbook for graduate-level students in electrical engineering and computer engineering courses.

Systems biology and synthetic biology

Author [edited by] Pengcheng Fu, Sven Panke
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Systems biology and synthetic biology

The genomic revolution has opened up systematic investigations and engineering designs for various life forms. Systems biology and synthetic biology are emerging as two complementary approaches, which embody the breakthrough in biology and invite application of engineering principles. Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology emphasizes the similarity between biology and engineering at the system level, which is important for applying systems and engineering theories to biology problems. This book demonstrates to students, researchers, and industry that systems biology relies on synthetic biology technologies to study biological systems, while synthetic biology depends on knowledge obtained from systems biology approaches.

22 radio and receiver projects for the evil genius

Author Tom Petruzzellis
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Mcgraw-Hill

22 radio and receiver projects for the evil genius

This title is more than slightly evil: safe, inexpensive, educational…and fun! “22 Radio and Receiver Projects for the Evil Genius” features a unique …

Robotics : control and programming

Author J. Srinivas, R.V. Dukkipati, K. Ramji
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Alpha Science International

Robotics : control and programming

Robotics: Control and Programming covers primary concepts of principal robotic subsystems. Physical structure of manipulator mechanisms have been presented lucidly in the introductory chapter. Main types of sensors and actuators are illustrated in simple terms. Manipulator Kinematics, differential motion, dynamics and control are presented mathematically with a number of numerical examples. Different methods of robot programming are briefly discussed. Essential industrial applications of robots have been classified and grouped in the last chapter. Programmatically prepared manuscript allows the reader understand concepts of robotics and the simulation programs given in each chapter help in verification of many exercise problems of the book.

The logic book, 5th ed.

Author Merrie Bergmann, James Moor, Jack Nelson
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The logic book

This leading text for symbolic or formal logic courses presents all techniques and concepts with clear, comprehensive explanations, and includes a wealth of carefully constructed examples. Its flexible organization (with all chapters complete and self-contained) allows instructors the freedom to cover the topics they want in the order they choose.

Portable electronics : world class designs

Author John Donovan [editor] with Cheryl Ajluni … [et al.].
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

Portable electronics : world class designs

This work provides all the design and development inspiration and direction an electronics engineer needs! John Donovan, Editor-in Chief, “Portable Design” has selected the very best electronic design material from the Newnes portfolio and has compiled it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of electronic design from design fundamentals to low-power approaches with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving electronic design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary electronic design issues.Features include: hand-picked content selected by John Donovan, Editor-in Chief, “Portable Design”; proven best design practices for low-power, storage, and streamlined development; and, case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project.

Operations research and networks

Author edited by Gerd Finke
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher J. Wiley & Sons

TOperations research and networks

This book presents the principal concepts of operations research (OR) as tools for the planning, support, and management of various types of networks, including both physical and logical networks. It analyzes real problems, and offers a collection of models for many application areas, together with the corresponding solution techniques. Following this, important application areas are addressed, such as project scheduling, distribution networks, telecommunication networks, and planning of satellite imaging. Anyone involved in the theory or practice in this field will find this a vital resource.

Embedded multiprocessors : scheduling and synchronization, 2nd ed.

Author Sundararajan Sriram, Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Embedded multiprocessors : scheduling and synchronization

This title presents techniques for optimizing multiprocessor implementations of signal processing applications. An indispensable component of the information age, signal processing is embedded in a variety of consumer devices, including cell phones and digital television, as well as in communication infrastructure, such as media servers and cellular base stations. Multiple programmable processors, along with custom hardware running in parallel, are needed to achieve the computation throughput required of such applications. This title reviews important research in key areas related to the multiprocessor implementation of multimedia systems.”Embedded Multiprocessors: Scheduling and Synchronization, Second Edition” presents architectures and design methodologies for parallel systems in embedded digital signal processing (DSP) applications. It discusses application modeling techniques for multimedia systems, the incorporation of interprocessor communication costs into multiprocessor scheduling decisions, and a modeling methodology (the synchronization graph) for multiprocessor system performance analysis.The book also applies the synchronization graph model to develop hardware and software optimizations that can significantly reduce the interprocessor communication overhead of a given schedule. It chronicles recent activity dealing with single-chip multiprocessors and dataflow models. This edition updates the background material on existing embedded multiprocessors, including single-chip multiprocessors. It also summarizes the new research on dataflow models for signal processing that has been carried out since the publication of the first edition. Harness the power of multiprocessors. This book explores the optimization of interprocessor communication and synchronization in embedded multiprocessor systems. It shows you how to design multiprocessor computer systems that are streamlined for multimedia applications.

The essential guide to video processing, 2nd ed.

Author editor, Al Bovik.
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

The essential guide to video processing

This comprehensive and state-of-the-art approach to video processing gives engineers and students a comprehensive introduction and includes full coverage of key applications: wireless video, video networks, video indexing and retrieval and use of video in speech processing. Containing all the essential methods in video processing alongside the latest standards, it is a complete resource for the professional engineer, researcher and graduate student. It includes numerous conceptual and numerical examples. All the latest standards are thoroughly covered: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and AVC. It provides coverage of the latest techniques in video security. ‘Like its sister volume “The Essential Guide to Image Processing”, Professor Bovik’s “Essential Guide to Video Processing” provides a timely and comprehensive survey, with contributions from leading researchers in the area. Highly recommended for everyone with an interest in this fascinating and fast-moving field’ – Prof. Bernd Girod, Stanford University, USA. This title is edited by a leading person in the field who created the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, with contributions from experts in their fields.

Fiber optic sensors, 2nd ed.

Author edited by Shizhuo Yin, Paul B. Ruffin, Francis T.S. Yu.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

Fiber optic sensors

The need for both intrinsic and extrinsic fiber optic sensor technologies continues to grow. To meet the demands of this fast expanding applications-driven market, Fiber Optic Sensors, Second Edition presents both the latest advances in fiber optic sensor technology, such as the application of photonic crystal fibers to fiber optic gyroscopes, and recent application opportunities, including the use of fiber optic sensors as a minimally invasive medical treatment.

The new edition of this seminal work highlights the development of fiber optic sensors, while providing an overview of current methods for the construction of high-speed and high-capacity fiber optic systems. Two new chapters cover topics such as femtosecond laser illumination inscription and the growing application sector of fiber optic chemical and biological sensors.

Adding significant new material, the book continues to provide a progressive history of each sensor type as well as basic principles and fundamental building blocks for practical applications in the electrical aerospace, defense and manufacturing, smart structure, undersea surveillance, medical, and gas and oil industries.

TCP/IP sockets in C : practical guide for programmers, 2nd ed.

Author Michael J. Donahoo, Kenneth L. Calvert.
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

TCP/IP sockets in C : practical guide for programmers

The Internet allows computers thousands of miles apart to exchange information through programs such as Web browsers, and nearly all of these programs gain access to network communication services through the sockets programming interface. “TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers” is a quick and affordable way to gain the knowledge and skills needed to quickly develop sophisticated and powerful web-based applications. Written by two experienced networking instructors, the book’s focused, tutorial-based approach enables the reader to master the tasks and techniques essential to virtually all client-server projects using sockets in C. Programming concepts are introduced through simple, real-world examples, and are accompanied by line-by-line code commentary that describes the purpose of each part of the program. The book’s companion website also contains myriad employable examples of command-based source code discussed throughout the text.A great deal has changed in the 6 years since the first edition of this book was published. The widespread adoption of IPv6 has led to a new standard for internetworking and the exponential increase of computer processing power have enhanced the efficacy and scope of electronic espionage. Therefore, this edition has amended and expanded outdated sections in accordance with both new advancements and dangers. The book now explains both the IPv6 and IPv4 address schemes as well as how to do sockets programming in the mixed IPv6/IPv4 networks environment. It also details defensive programming strategies in the context of building security-aware distributed systems, and introduces the select() system call from a performance and predictability perspective in large systems.In summary, the book provides both a general overview of networking concepts to allow readers to synchronize the concepts with terminology, while providing a springboard to more advanced networking topics through the basic application of the latest technological developments. No other resource presents so concisely and effectively the material necessary to get up and running with C sockets programming. This work includes completely new and expanded sections that address the IPv6 network environment, defensive programming, and the select() system call, thereby allowing the reader to program in accordance with the most current standards for internetworking.Streamlined and concise tutelage in conjunction with line-by-line code commentary allows readers to quickly program web-based applications without having to wade through unrelated and discursive networking tenets. This work grants the reader access to online source code, which the can then be used to directly implement sockets programming procedures.

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