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  • Petri Net, Theory and Applications
    Petri Net, Theory and Applications
    Edited by Vedran Kordic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-12-7,
    534 pages, February, 2008
    Although many other models of concurrent and distributed systems have been de- veloped since the introduction in 1964 Petri nets are still an essential model for concurrent systems with respect to both the theory and the applications. The main attrac ...
  • Environmental Technologies
    Environmental Technologies
    Edited by E. Burcu Ozkaraova Gungor
    ISBN 978-3-902613-10-3,
    268 pages, January, 2008
    This book on Environmental Technology takes a look at issues such as air, soil and noise pollution problems, environmental quality assessment, monitoring, modelling and risk as- sessment, environmental health impact assessment, environmental mana ...
  • Reinforcement Learning
    Reinforcement Learning
    Edited by Cornelius Weber, Mark Elshaw and Norbert Michael Mayer
    ISBN 978-3-902613-14-1,
    434 pages, January, 2008
    Brains rule the world, and brain-like computation is increasingly used in computers and electronic devices. Brain-like computation is about processing and interpreting data or directly putting forward and performing actions. Learning is a very import ...
  • Medical Robotics
    Medical Robotics
    Edited by Vanja Bozovic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-18-9,
    536 pages, January, 2008
    The first generation of surgical robots are already being installed in a number of operating rooms around the world. Robotics is being introduced to medicine because it allows for unprecedented control and precision of surgical instruments in minimal ...
  • Multiprocessor Scheduling, Theory and Applications
    Multiprocessor Scheduling, Theory and Applications
    Edited by Eugene Levner
    ISBN 978-3-902613-02-8,
    436 pages, December, 2007
    A major goal of the book is to continue a good tradition - to bring together reputable researchers from different countries in order to provide a comprehensive coverage of advanced and modern topics in scheduling not yet reflected by other books. The ...
  • Robotic Soccer
    Robotic Soccer
    Edited by Pedro Lima
    ISBN 978-3-902613-21-9,
    598 pages, December, 2007
    Many papers in the book concern advanced research on (multi-)robot subsystems, naturally motivated by the challenges posed by robot soccer, but certainly applicable to other domains: reasoning, multi-criteria decision-making, behavior and team coordi ...
  • Swarm Intelligence, Focus on Ant and Particle Swarm Optimization
    Swarm Intelligence, Focus on Ant and Particle Swarm Optimization
    Edited by Felix T.S. Chan and Manoj Kumar Tiwari
    ISBN 978-3-902613-09-7,
    548 pages, December, 2007
    In the era globalisation the emerging technologies are governing engineering industries to a multifaceted state. The escalating complexity has demanded researchers to find the possible ways of easing the solution of the problems. This has motivated t ...
  • Climbing and Walking Robots: towards New Applications
    Climbing and Walking Robots: towards New Applications
    Edited by Houxiang Zhang
    ISBN 978-3-902613-16-5,
    546 pages, October, 2007
    With the advancement of technology, new exciting approaches enable us to render mobile robotic systems more versatile, robust and cost-efficient. Some researchers combine climbing and walking techniques with a modular approach, a reconfigurable appro ...