Neighbor Networks

Author: Ronald S. Burt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199570690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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In this book Burt examines the cases of analysts, bankers, and managers, and find that rewards, in fact, do go to people with well-connected colleagues. It shows how individuals make use of their social networks to further their careers.
Politics on Display

Author: Todd Makse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190926335

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 257

Political yard signs are one of the most ubiquitous and conspicuous features of American political campaigns, yet they have received relatively little attention as a form of political communication or participation. In Politics on Display, Todd Makse, Scott L. Minkoff, and Anand E. Sokhey tackle this phenomenon to craft a larger argument about the politics of identity and space in contemporary America. Documenting political life in two suburban communities and a major metropolitan area, they use an unprecedented research design that leverages street-level observation of the placement of yard signs and neighborhood-specific survey research that delves into the attitudes, behavior, and social networks of residents. The authors then integrate these data into a geo-database that also includes demographic and election data. Supplemented by nationally-representative data sources, the book brings together insights from political communication, political psychology, and political geography. Against a backdrop of conflict and division, this book advances a new understanding of how citizens experience campaigns, why many still insist on airing their views in public, and what happens when social spaces become political spaces.
Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection

Author: Robin Sommer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642236433

Category: Computers

Page: 407

View: 724

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection, RAID 2011, held in Menlo Park, CA, USA in September 2011. The 20 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 87 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on application security; malware; anomaly detection; Web security and social networks; and sandboxing and embedded environments.
Neighbours around the World

Author: Lynda Cheshire

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839094767

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Neighbours are a lively topic of everyday conversation and interest. Neighbours Around the World takes a comparative look around the world at our relationships and interactions with the people living next door, analysing the ways in which these relationships are changing in the face of large-scale macro social and urban processes.
Wireless Sensor Networks

Author: Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466518117

Category: Computers

Page: 799

View: 480

Although there are many books available on WSNs, most are low-level, introductory books. The few available for advanced readers fail to convey the breadth of knowledge required for those aiming to develop next-generation solutions for WSNs.Filling this void, Wireless Sensor Networks: From Theory to Applications supplies comprehensive coverage of WS
Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Networks

Author: Alexey L. Lastovetsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470349489

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 405

New approaches to parallel computing are being developed that make better use of the heterogeneous cluster architecture Provides a detailed introduction to parallel computing on heterogenous clusters All concepts and algorithms are illustrated with working programs that can be compiled and executed on any cluster The algorithms discussed have practical applications in a range of real-life parallel computing problems, such as the N-body problem, portfolio management, and the modeling of oil extraction
Management of Convergence Networks and Services

Author: Young-Tak Kim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540457763

Category: Computers

Page: 621

View: 617

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2006. The book presents 50 revised full papers and 25 revised short papers, organized in topical sections on management of ad hoc and sensor networks, network measurements and monitoring, mobility management, QoS management, management architectures and models, security management, E2E QoS and application management, management experience, NGN management, and IP-based network management.
Wireless Sensor Networks

Author: Thomas Haenselmann

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 9783486714463

Category: Computers

Page: 207

View: 151

Wireless sensor networks consist of small, mostly battery powered computers. Despite their simplicity, each sensor node is equipped with its own memory, CPU and radio transceiver. A typical application is to scatter many of them over a large area. Some sensor nodes can take measurements like temperature, air pressure and humidity. The latest models can also capture audio and images. But even the simplest capabilities like monitoring the temperature can be used e.g., to detect and fight forest fires at an early stage. The strength of this new paradigm comes from the mere number of nodes. Messages are forwarded over long distances from node to node. However, a sensor network does not only provide its own communication infrastructure. Within this book, it will also be shown how it can be used like a massively distributed database or as a compute cluster which filters and analyzes its data prior to transmission. A key-factor to the success of a sensor network is its longevity. Communication algorithms for medium access, routing but also for encryption and time synchronization have to be redesigned carefully with energy efficiency in mind.
Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks

Author: Anna Forster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119079934

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 635

Explores real-world wireless sensor network development, deployment, and applications Presents state-of-the-art protocols and algorithms Includes end-of-chapter summaries, exercises, and references For students, there are hardware overviews, reading links, programming examples, and tests available at [website] For Instructors, there are PowerPoint slides and solutions available at [website]
Opportunistic Networks

Author: Anshul Verma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000429770

Category: Computers

Page: 409

View: 451

The opportunistic network is an emerging and recent area of research. To make this research area more adaptable for practical and industrial use, there is a need to further investigate several research challenges in all aspects of opportunistic networks. Therefore, Opportunistic Networks: Fundamentals, Applications and Emerging Trends provides theoretical, algorithmic, simulation, and implementation-based research developments related to fundamentals, applications, and emerging research trends in opportunistic networks. The book follows a theoretical approach to describe fundamentals to beginners and incorporates a practical approach depicting the implementation of real-life applications to intermediate and advanced readers. This book is beneficial for academicians, researchers, developers, and engineers who work in or are interested in the fields related to opportunistic networks, delay tolerant networks, and intermittently connected ad hoc networks. This book also serves as a reference book for graduate and postgraduate courses in computer science, computer engineering, and information technology streams.
Topology Control in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

Author: Paolo Santi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015062543734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 610

Topology control is fundamental to solving scalability and capacity problems in large-scale wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. Forthcoming wireless multi-hop networks such as ad hoc and sensor networks will allow network nodes to control the communication topology by choosing their transmitting ranges. Briefly, topology control (TC) is the art of co-ordinating nodes’ decisions regarding their transmitting ranges, to generate a network with the desired features. Building an optimized network topology helps surpass the prevalent scalability and capacity problems. Topology Control in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks makes the case for topology control and provides an exhaustive coverage of TC techniques in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, considering both stationary networks, to which most of the existing solutions are tailored, and mobile networks. The author introduces a new taxonomy of topology control and gives a full explication of the applications and challenges of this important topic. Topology Control in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: Defines topology control and explains its necessity, considering both stationary and mobile networks. Describes the most representative TC protocols and their performance. Covers the critical transmitting range for stationary and mobile networks, topology optimization problems such as energy efficiency, and distributed topology control. Discusses implementation and ‘open issues’, including realistic models and the effect of multi-hop data traffic. Presents a case study on routing protocol design, to demonstrate how TC can ease the design of cooperative routing protocols. This invaluable text will provide graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Physics, researchers in the field of ad hoc networking, and professionals in wireless telecoms as well as networking system developers with a single reference resource on topology control.