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Information Systems Foundations: Theory Building in Information Systems

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ISBN: 9781921862939 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459876 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Science (General)
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This volume presents the papers from the fifth biennial Information Systems Foundations Workshop, held at The Australian National University in Canberra from 30 September to 1 October 2010. The focus of the workshop was, as for the others in the series, the foundations of information systems as an academic discipline. The emphasis in the 2010 workshop was on theory building in information systems, which is a non-trivial and difficult issue because the field deals with such a wide range of phenomena, from the highly technological in nature to the distinctly human and organisational in focus. The theory building problem stems from the fact that the sciences that underlie and deal with technologically-oriented fields generally result in theories that fit within the ‘covering law’ model—that is, are assumed and believed to have universal applicability and explanatory and predictive power—whereas, by contrast, theories in the human sciences are generally much more conditional, contextual, tentative and open to exceptions. Successfully marrying the two is, not surprisingly, a challenge that the chapters in this volume explore.

Care at a Distance

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Book Series: Care & Welfare ISBN: 9789089643971 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_413032 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Medicine (General) --- Political Science
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This widely researched study demonstrates convincingly that neither grandiose promises nor nightmare scenarios have much to do with actual care practices employing telecare. Combining detailed ethnographic studies of nurses and patients involved in telecare with a broad theoretical frameworky from various disciplines, the author concludes that these practices leads to more rather than less intense caring relations, resulting from a spectacular raise in the frequency of contacts between nurses and patients. Patients are much taken with this, not because they feel they are finally able to manage themselves, but because they can ‘leave things to the experts’. The patients find that caring is something that is best done for others. The book frames urgent questions about the future of telecare and the ways in which innovative care practices can be built on facts rather than hopes, hypes or nightmares.

Subject-Oriented Business Process Management

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ISBN: 9783642323911 9783642323928 Year: Pages: 376 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32392-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Business and Management --- Information theory
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Activities performed in organizations are coordinated via communication between the people involved. The sentences used to communicate are naturally structured by subject, verb, and object. The subject describes the actor, the verb the action and the object what is affected by the action. Subject-oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM) as presented in this book is based on this simple structure which enables process-oriented thinking and process modeling. S-BPM puts the subject of a process at the center of attention and thus deals with business processes and their organizational environment from a new perspective, meeting organizational requirements in a much better way than traditional approaches. Subjects represent agents of an action in a process, which can be either technical or human (e.g. a thread in an IT system or a clerk). A process structures the actions of each subject and coordinates the required communication among the subjects. S-BPM provides a coherent procedural framework to model and analyze business processes: its focus is the cooperation of all stakeholders involved in the strategic, tactical, and operational issues, sharing their knowledge in a networked structure. The authors illustrate how each modeling activity through the whole development lifecycle can be supported through the use of appropriate software tools. The presentation style focuses on professionals in industry, and on students specializing in process management or organizational modeling. Each chapter begins with a summary of key findings and is full of examples, hints, and possible pitfalls. An interpreter model, a toolbox, and a glossary summarizing the main terms complete the book. The web site www.i2pm.net provides additional software tools and further material.

Telecommunication Economics: Selected Results of the COST Action IS0605

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN: 03029743 ISBN: 9783642303814 9783642303821 Year: Volume: 7216 Pages: 265 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30382-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Manufactures --- Business and Management --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering --- Media and communication --- General and Civil Engineering --- Computer Science --- Transportation
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This book constitutes a collaborative and selected documentation of the scientific outcome of the European COST Action IS0605 Econ@Tel "A Telecommunications Economics COST Network" which run from October 2007 to October 2011. Involving experts from around 20 European countries, the goal of Econ@Tel was to develop a strategic research and training network among key people and organizations in order to enhance Europe's competence in the field of telecommunications economics. Reflecting the organization of the COST Action IS0605 Econ@Tel in working groups the following four major research areas are addressed: - evolution and regulation of communication ecosystems; - social and policy implications of communication technologies; - economics and governance of future networks; - future networks management architectures and mechanisms.

TIC et innovation organisationnelle

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ISBN: 9782911256707 9782356710970 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses des Mines
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Cet ouvrage rend compte des travaux proposés par des chercheurs et des experts, au cours de la troisième édition des journées d’études du Management des Technologies Organisationnelles, organisées par la Chambre Professionnelle du Conseil Languedoc-Roussillon, le Groupe Sup de Co. Montpellier Business School et l’Ecole des Mines d’Alès les 17 et 18 mars 2011 sur le site de Nîmes de l’Ecole des Mines d’Alès. Ces travaux soulignent l’enjeu du Management des Technologies Organisationnelles pour ...

Smoothing, Filtering and Prediction - Estimating The Past, Present and Future

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ISBN: 9789533077529 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.5772/2706 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mathematics
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This book describes the classical smoothing, filtering and prediction techniques together with some more recently developed embellishments for improving performance within applications. It aims to present the subject in an accessible way, so that it can serve as a practical guide for undergraduates and newcomers to the field. The material is organised as a ten-lecture course. The foundations are laid in Chapters 1 and 2, which explain minimum-mean-square-error solution construction and asymptotic behaviour. Chapters 3 and 4 introduce continuous-time and discrete-time minimum-variance filtering. Generalisations for missing data, deterministic inputs, correlated noises, direct feedthrough terms, output estimation and equalisation are described. Chapter 5 simplifies the minimum-variance filtering results for steady-state problems. Observability, Riccati equation solution convergence, asymptotic stability and Wiener filter equivalence are discussed. Chapters 6 and 7 cover the subject of continuous-time and discrete-time smoothing. The main fixed-lag, fixed-point and fixed-interval smoother results are derived. It is shown that the minimum-variance fixed-interval smoother attains the best performance. Chapter 8 attends to parameter estimation. As the above-mentioned approaches all rely on knowledge of the underlying model parameters, maximum-likelihood techniques within expectation-maximisation algorithms for joint state and parameter estimation are described. Chapter 9 is concerned with robust techniques that accommodate uncertainties within problem specifications. An extra term within Riccati equations enables designers to trade-off average error and peak error performance. Chapter 10 rounds off the course by applying the afore-mentioned linear techniques to nonlinear estimation problems. It is demonstrated that step-wise linearisations can be used within predictors, filters and smoothers, albeit by forsaking optimal performance guarantees.

Data Mining Applications in Engineering and Medicine

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Book Series: 2012-08-29 ISBN: 9789535107200 9789535142867 Year: Pages: 338 DOI: 10.5772/2616 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Computer Science
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Data Mining Applications in Engineering and Medicine targets to help data miners who wish to apply different data mining techniques. Data mining generally covers areas of statistics, machine learning, data management and databases, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, etc. In this book, most of the areas are covered by describing different applications. This is why you will find here why and how Data Mining can also be applied to the improvement of project management. Since Data Mining has been widely used in a medical field, this book contains different chapters reffering to some aspects and importance of its use in the mentioned field: Incorporating Domain Knowledge into Medical Image Mining, Data Mining Techniques in Pharmacovigilance, Electronic Documentation of Clinical Pharmacy Interventions in Hospitals etc. We hope that this book will inspire readers to pursue education and research in this emerging field.

Virtual Reality in Psychological, Medical and Pedagogical Applications

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ISBN: 9789535107323 9789535142799 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.5772/2607 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Computer Science
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This book has an aim to present latest applications, trends and developments of virtual reality technologies in three humanities disciplines: in medicine, psychology and pedagogy. Studies show that people in both educational as well as in the medical therapeutic range expect more and more that modern media are included in the corresponding demand and supply structures. For the Internet and various mobile media, associated research and application projects now have fixed key words such as ""E-learning"" and ""E-Mental Health"" or ""M-Learning"", ""M-Mental Health"". This book aims to contribute to the current state of the corresponding efforts in the area of ??further promising technology - the Virtual Reality - designed to give an overview and secondly to provide a stimulus on specific projects, associated with the hope of giving to scientists and practitioners from the humanities an impulse for their own (further-) development, evaluation and implementation of various VR scenarios in the education and health sectors.

Advances in Wavelet Theory and Their Applications in Engineering, Physics and Technology

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ISBN: 9789535104940 Year: Pages: 648 DOI: 10.5772/2668 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Computer Science
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The use of the wavelet transform to analyze the behaviour of the complex systems from various fields started to be widely recognized and applied successfully during the last few decades. In this book some advances in wavelet theory and their applications in engineering, physics and technology are presented. The applications were carefully selected and grouped in five main sections - Signal Processing, Electrical Systems, Fault Diagnosis and Monitoring, Image Processing and Applications in Engineering. One of the key features of this book is that the wavelet concepts have been described from a point of view that is familiar to researchers from various branches of science and engineering. The content of the book is accessible to a large number of readers.

Before the Museums Came. The Fine Arts in the Twin Cities

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ISBN: 9788376560052 Year: Pages: 126 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560052 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History of arts
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Before the Museums Came: A Social History of the Fine Arts in the Twin Cities gives an engaging portrayal of the fine arts scene of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States, spanning from the appearance of the earliest artists in 1835 to the opening of the first permanent museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1915.Readers will learn about the institutions and organizations that were created in support of the fine arts, the early art exhibitions and events, and the collectors, dealers and artists whose efforts made all of that come to fruition. The text – enriched and supplemented by reproductions of artworks, photographs of various personages, exhibition venues, studios, art galleries, catalogues, and ephemera – presents a clear understanding of the period and breaks new ground for future scholars to research.

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