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Proceedings of the SIGCOMM Chicago 2014 & the best of the co-located workshops

Author SIGCOMM Conference (2014 : Chicago)
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher ACM

SIGCOMM Chicago 2014 features a set of outstanding papers that cover a wide variety of areas including network architecture, software defined networks, data center networks, wireless networks, network services, congestion management, security, privacy, measurement and analysis.

HSCC’14 : proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Hybrid Systems : Computation and Control (part of CPS Week) : April 15-17, 2014, Berlin, Germany

Author HSCC (Conference) (17th : 2014 : Berlin, Germany)
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery

HSCC focuses on research that involves a blend of concepts, tools, and techniques from computer science, control theory, and applied mathematics for analysis and control of dynamical systems that exhibit combined continuous and discrete (hybrid) dynamics.  By drawing on strategies from both computation and control, this field offers techniques applicable to both man-made, cyber-physical systems(ranging from mixed signal circuits and small robots to global infrastructure networks) and natural systems (ranging from biochemical networks to physiological models).  HSCC has long been a leading, single-track conference for such rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to dynamical systems with an emphasis on computational aspects, bringing together researchers from academia and industry with an interest in this exciting area.  HSCC’14 was part of the 7th Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Week, alongside the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), the Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS), and the International Conference on Cyber Physical System (ICCPS).

HiCoNS ’14 : proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (part of CPS Week) : April 15-17, 2014, Berlin, Germany

Author ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (3rd : 2014 : Berlin, Germany)
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery

 HiCoNS aimed to bring together novel concepts and theories that can help in the development of the science of high confidence networked systems, in particular those considered cyber-physical systems (CPS) and their interactions with human decision makers.  The conference focused on system theoretic to address fundamental challenges to increase the confidence of networked CPS by making them more secure, dependable, and trustworthy.

HILT 2014 : proceedings of the ACM Conference on High Integrity Language Technology : October 18-21, 2014, Portland, OR, USA

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher ACM

HILT 2014 features a top-quality technical program focused on the issues associated with high-integrity software – where a failure could cause loss of human life or have other unacceptable consequences – and on the solutions provided by language technology.  “Language technology” here encompasses not only programming languages but also languages for expressing specifications, program properties, domain models, and other attributes of the software or the overall system. HILT 2014 conference sessions deal with a range of topics associated with safe, secure and reliable software:  enhancing and evolving embedded systems languages for safety; behavioral modeling and code generation; practical use of assertions and formal methods in industry; and safe programming languages for the multicore era.

Shifting paradigms : strengthening institutions for community-based disaster risk reduction and management

Authors Aleli B. Bawagan … [and five others]
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines Diliman

On November 8, 2013 supertyphoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan), recognized as the world’s strongest typhoon to make landfall thus far, hit the Philippines and left a trail of death and destruction across a wide area of the country’s central islands.

The supertyphoon exposed the lack of preparedness of some local government units and the vulnerabilities of communities to disaster risks.  PAGASA warned the public of the typhoon as early as a week before it hit land; other warnings came even two weeks ahead.

Four years after RA 10121 (DRRM ACT OF 2010) was passed, the typhoon impacts show that the local government units, government agencies and communities were unprepared for the typhoon.  What factors would account for this?  What preparedness mechanisms were put in place?  How was supertyphoon Yolanda communicated?  What lessons can be learned from this experience?

This action research documented, analyzed and drew lessons on institutional arrangements and capabilities related to disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) from the experiences of Yolanda-affected communities in four reserach sites:  Barangays Sapao and Banaag in Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Barangay Candahug in Palo, Leyte; and Barangay Esperanza in San Francisco, Cebu.

It examined and compared prevailing systems and practices in disaster prevention and mitigation, disaster preparedness, disaster response, and disaster recovery and rehabilitation of communities who had suffered high and low casualties and damages from the devastating impacts of supertyphoon Yolanda.  It identified strengths and opportunities as well as weaknesses and critical gaps that need to be addressed towards cretaing and strengthening community-based structures, capabilities, mechanisms and measures for DRRM.

Introduction to statistical pattern recognition, Second edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Keinosuke Fukunaga
Place of Publication San Diego, California
Date of Publication [1990]
Publisher Academic Press

This completely revised second edition presents an introduction to statistical pattern recognition. Pattern recognition in general covers a wide range of problems: it is applied to engineering problems, such as character readers and wave form analysis as well as to brain modeling in biology and psychology. Statistical decision and estimation, which are the main subjects of this book, are regarded as fundamental to the study of pattern recognition. This book is appropriate as a text for introductory courses in pattern recognition and as a reference book for workers in the field. Each chapter contains computer projects as well as exercises.

Gait analysis : theory and application

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Rebecca L. Craik [and] Carol A. Oatis
Place of Publication St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher Mosby

Investigators and clinicians in a variety of settings use gait analysis in their diagnosis. The terminology used in each setting is unique which can cause confusion. This book brings it all together and presents both the diversity and common features of gait analysis. This comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach covers the limitations and problems occurring with present technology as well as the limits of our knowledge to date. Organized into four parts, part one begins with the case study of an individual with abnormal gait. Part two presents a more thorough discussion of the conceptual framework which forms the basis of gait analysis. Part three presents each of the primary approaches to gait analysis and part four shows applications of these assessment approaches.

Understanding corporate social responsibility

Donated by: Office of the Dean (COE)

Author Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr.
Place of Publication Philippines
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology

This book is intended for students, government officials, corporate executives, and members of civil society organizations and corporate foundations interested in corporate social responsibility.  But this is not a guidebook for initiating, implementing, or monitoring CSR practices in the ASEAN region.  The book’s primary objective is to provide a better understanding of corporate social responsibility.  During the author’s intensive, three-year involvement in promoting CSR in the ASEAN region, he noted that there was inadequate understanding of the concepts and principles of corporate social responsibility even among active CSR practitioners.  Even important CSR concepts such as those embodied in the Caux Principles, Equator Principles, Sullivan Principles or Ceres Principles were generally unfamiliar to many.  Quite a number were also not familiar with the Carroll Pyramid.  And most did not know the latest concepts on CSR such as those of Visser.  For this reason, this book proides extensive reviews of these concepts and principles.

The book’s secondary objective is to present the background and rationale for the formation of the ASEAN CSR Network, a regional network of networks on corporate social responsibility.  The author was personally involved in the establishment of this network, catalyzing interest among several national CSR networks, shepherding the process through several meetings and round table discussions, and coordinating the formal signing of the relevant agreements and the subsequent multiple launching of the network in two cities.  In the process, the author was incvited to deliver keynotes statement, papers, and lectures on various aspects of corporate social responsibility.  A significant portion of this book was derived from these statements, papers and lectures and the accumulated materials resulting from the study and research that accompanied the preparation of such statements, papers and lectures.

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