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Massive Codesign

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Book Series: Design International - Open access ISBN: 9788891767912 Year: Language: English
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Architecture --- Arts in general
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"This book focuses on ""massive codesign"": the idea that multiple and/or numerous participants having different voices collaborate in a design process broken down into different steps and formats and resulting in a relevant and diversified amount of data. Services, strategies and scenarios are presented as the main field of application: these are complex items that demand complex processes be tackled, processes in which it is necessary to involve a variety of players who are largely interdependent and therefore who must collaborate in order to achieve any goal.&#xD;The book essentially makes two main contributions: a ""Collaborative Design Framework"" to identify and structure codesign activities, methods and tools within massive creative processes; a ""set of quick lessons learnt"" to provide guidance to the conception and organisation of other massive creative processes.&#xD;The whole book is oriented at practice: it discusses codesign activities from the designer's point of view, detailing issues such as process from beginning to end, activity flow, manipulability of tools, roles and rules for participants and many others. It is intended as a support for designers dealing in massive codesign processes and aims towards improved results."

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antropology --- cimulact --- etnography --- design --- spread --- codesign

Zwischen Limit und Market Orders: Innovative Ordertypen im elektronischen Wertpapierhandel

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Book Series: Studies on eOrganisation and Market Engineering ISSN: 18628893 ISBN: 3866440529 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: X, 202 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000005059 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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Auf den meisten Wertpapiermärkten stehen Investoren Limit und Market Orders zur Verfügung. Mit der Wahl eines Ordertyps entscheidet ein Investor, ob er das Risiko einer Nichtausführung eingeht oder ob er eine zuverlässige Ausführung wünscht und hierfür implizit eine erhöhte Liquiditätsprämie entrichtet. Somit besteht ein Zielkonflikt zwischen Nichtausführungsrisiko und Liquiditätsprämie.In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden zwei innovative Ordertypen gestaltet und analysiert, die zu einem Ausgleich in diesem Zielkonflikt führen. Das Design dieser Ordertypen erfolgt unter Rückgriff auf aktuelle Entwicklungen sowie den state-of-the-art im elektronischen Wertpapierhandel.

Modeling Disease Spread and Control

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889453849 Year: Pages: 133 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-384-9 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Animal Sciences
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Mathematical models are useful tools to understand the epidemiology and agent-host interaction of diseases. They are developed and applied since over a century, but with increasing computer capacity, they become increasingly prominent as part of evidence based decision making. Mathematical models are frequently used to construct preparedness and contingency plans for highly contagious diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease. This allows proposing effective strategies to control the spread of the disease in case of an incursion, and avails useful tools to support decision making during an outbreak. They are also used to monitor, prevent and control endemic diseases within populations or farms. In addition, mathematical models improve our understanding of the contact structure between farms, pointing out risky elements in the contact network for disease introduction or further spread within the population. This Research Topic presents valuable studies presenting different aspects and implementations of mathematical modeling for disease spread and control in the veterinary field. The areas covered include model construction, network analysis, tools for decision makers, and cost-effective control of endemic diseases.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Multiple Roles of Bacteria in Human Life

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455744 Year: Pages: 518 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-574-4 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Microbiology
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Bacteria are among the earliest forms of life on Earth. Notwithstanding their small size and primitive origin, bacteria still have a tremendous impact on everyday human life. Over the centuries, research into bacteria have provided and enriched the fundamental biological knowledge due to their readily measured processes and effects on higher organisms. Although molecular genetics and microbiology were among the scientific fields that have mostly benefited from the discoveries made in bacteria, our current state of knowledge has gone beyond what anyone could have ever imagined. The present Research Topic aims to cover new and exciting broad aspects of the importance of bacteria to human life, both positive and negative influences. Regulation of bacterial gene expression, replication and segregation control mechanisms, cell to cell communication via quorum sensors, and the relatively recent finding of bacterial immunity via CRISPR, have led to the development of many, and very important new tools in biotechnology and the emerging field of molecular medicine. The battle against infectious diseases has also benefited from the genetic approaches that have been developed in the quest for finding new targets and novel drugs against pathogenic bacteria. At the next level, the human microbiome project has opened up new avenues in understanding the role of bacteria in human health and wellbeing. Finally, the relationship between bacterial infections and human cancers will also be covered, a subject that is still under verification through rigorous experimental approaches. Special emphasis will be given to the bacterial accessory genome, i.e the mobilome, as the primary cause of health-threatening antimicrobial resistance and the production of toxins and virulence factors. Taking into account the evolutionary importance of horizontal gene transfer and the additional beneficial roles of certain bacterial mobile genetic elements, they help project best “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” outline of this topic.At the time this eBook is about to be published, our Research Topic has registered nearly 55, 000 views.

Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics (IUFRO Joint Meeting of WP7.03.05 & 7.03.10)

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ISBN: 9783039215119 / 9783039215126 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-512-6 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Environmental Sciences
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After the successful conclusion of the Joint Meeting of IUFRO’s 7.03.05 & 7.03.10 working parties and given the exciting and novel studies that have been presented in the framework of this meeting, we decided to present some of these studies in the current Special Issue of Forests. To make this issue more appealing and interesting to everyone in the field of Forest Protection, studies that cover a wide range of topics were selected, ranging from ecology and phylogeography to forest management and protection. More importantly, as these studies refer to pests and pathogens from different parts of the world, it is expected that the knowledge gained can be further used in the protection of natural environment worldwide.

HVDC for Grid Services in Electric Power Systems

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ISBN: 9783039217625 / 9783039217632 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-763-2 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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The modern electric power system has evolved into a huge nonlinear complex system due to the interconnection of thousands of generation and transmission systems. The unparalleled growth of renewable energy resources (RESs) has caused significant concern regarding grid stability and power quality, and it is essential to find ways to control such a massive system for effective operation. The controllability of HVDC and FACTS devices allows for improvement of the dynamic behavior of grids and their flexibility. Research is being carried out at both the system and component levels of modelling, control, and stability. This Special Issue aims to present novel HVDC topologies and operation strategies to prevent abnormal grid conditions.

High Precision X-Ray Measurements

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ISBN: 9783039213177 / 9783039213184 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-318-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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Since their discovery in 1895, the detection of X-rays has had a strong impact on and various applications in several fields of science and human life. Impressive efforts have been made to develop new types of detectors and new techniques, aiming to obtain higher precision both in terms of energy and position. Depending on the applications, solid state detectors, microcalorimeters, and various types of spectrometers currently serve as the best options for spectroscopic and imaging detectors. Recent advancements in micron and meV precision have opened the door for groundbreaking applications in fundamental physics, medical science, astrophysics, cultural heritage, and several other fields. The aim of this Special Issue is to compile an overview, from different communities and research fields, of the most recent developments in X-ray detection and their possible impacts in various sectors, such as in exotic atom measurements, quantum physics studies, XRF, XES, EXAFS, plasma emission spectroscopy, monochromators, synchrotron radiation, telescopes, and space engineering. All the papers included in this Special Issue contribute to emphasizing the importance of X-ray detection in a very broad range of physics topics; most of these topics are covered by the published works, and several others are mentioned in the paper references, providing an interesting and very useful synopsis, from a variety of different communities and research fields, of the most recent developments in X-ray detection and their impact in fundamental research and societal applications.

Empirical Finance

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ISBN: 9783038977063 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-707-0 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Economics
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There is no denying the role of empirical research in finance and the remarkable progress of empirical techniques in this research field. This Special Issue focuses on the broad topic of “Empirical Finance” and includes novel empirical research associated with financial data. One example includes the application of novel empirical techniques, such as machine learning, data mining, wavelet transform, copula analysis, and TV-VAR, to financial data. The Special Issue includes contributions on empirical finance, such as algorithmic trading, market efficiency, market microstructure, portfolio theory and asset allocation, asset pricing models, liquidity risk premium, currency crisis, return predictability, and volatility modeling.

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text similarity --- text mining --- machine learning --- SVM --- neural network --- LSTM --- credit risk --- ensemble learning --- deep learning --- bagging --- random forest --- boosting --- deep neural network --- causality-in-variance --- cross-correlation function --- housing and stock markets --- algorithmic trading --- take profit --- stop loss --- MACD --- ATR --- city banks --- dependence structure --- copula --- n/a --- market microstructure --- price discovery --- latency --- currency crisis --- random forests --- wavelet transform --- predictive accuracy --- housing price --- bank credit --- housing loans --- real estate development loans --- TVP-VAR model --- exchange rate --- volatility --- exports --- ARDL --- Vietnam --- crude oil futures prices forecasting --- convolutional neural networks --- short-term forecasting --- utility of international currency --- inertia --- liquidity risk premium --- US dollar --- Japanese yen --- cointegration --- statistical arbitrage --- natural gas --- wholesale electricity --- futures market --- spark spread --- earnings management --- earnings manipulation --- earnings quality --- initial public offering --- IPO --- asset pricing model --- data mining --- bankruptcy prediction --- financial and non-financial variables --- institutional investors’ shareholdings --- panel data model --- piecewise regression model --- global financial crisis --- gold return --- asymmetric dependence --- financial market stress --- robust regression --- quantile regression --- structural break --- flight to quality

Human Mobility, Spatiotemporal Context, and Environmental Health: Recent Advances in Approaches and Methods

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ISBN: 9783039211838 / 9783039211845 Year: Pages: 382 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-184-5 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Environmental health researchers have long used concepts like the neighborhood effect to assessing people’s exposure to environmental influences and the associated health impact. However, these are static notions that ignore people’s daily mobility at various spatial and temporal scales (e.g., daily travel, migratory movements, and movements over the life course) and the influence of neighborhood contexts outside their residential neighborhoods. Recent studies have started to incorporate human mobility, non-residential neighborhoods, and the temporality of exposures through collecting and using data from GPS, accelerometers, mobile phones, various types of sensors, and social media. Innovative approaches and methods have been developed. This Special Issue aims to showcase studies that use new approaches, methods, and data to examine the role of human mobility and non-residential contexts on human health behaviors and outcomes. It includes 21 articles that cover a wide range of topics, including individual exposure to air pollution, exposure and access to green spaces, spatial access to healthcare services, environmental influences on physical activity, food environmental and diet behavior, exposure to noise and its impact on mental health, and broader methodological issues such as the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) and the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP). This collection will be a valuable reference for scholars and students interested in recent advances in the concepts and methods in environmental health and health geography.

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obesity --- built environment --- activity space --- regression analysis --- UGCoP --- foodscape exposure --- activity space --- commuting route --- space-time kernel density estimation --- time-weighted exposure --- Beijing --- cycling for transportation --- bike paths --- train stations --- subway stations --- adults --- Brazil --- fuel consumption --- emissions estimation --- GPS trace --- big data --- air pollution exposure --- human mobility --- mobile phone data --- dynamic assessment --- GIS --- GPS --- activity space --- environmental exposure --- the uncertain geographic context problem --- noise pollution --- mental disorders --- built environment --- multilevel model --- China --- PM concentrations --- crop residue burning --- correlation analysis --- interannual and seasonal variations --- China --- the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP) --- human mobility --- environmental exposure --- the uncertain geographic context problem --- UGCoP --- car ownership --- car use --- built environment --- spatial autocorrelation --- multilevel Bayesian model --- geographical accessibility --- Healthcare services --- GIS --- E2SFCA --- CHAS --- Singapore --- environmental health --- food environment --- environmental context cube --- environmental context exposure index --- the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) --- GPS --- GIS --- healthcare accessibility --- catchment areas --- access probability --- taxi GPS trajectories --- E2SFCA --- greenspace exposure --- health --- human mobility --- physical activity --- structural equation modeling --- Guangzhou --- healthcare accessibility --- population demand --- geographic impedance --- the elderly --- urban planning --- 3SFCA --- real-time traffic --- crowdedness --- well-being experience --- long-distance walking --- collective leisure activity --- walking event --- urban leisure --- missing data --- spatial data --- imputation --- geographic imputation --- activity space --- ecological momentary assessment --- EMA --- walking --- active travel --- ageing --- physical environment --- personal projects --- activity space --- Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS) --- spatial accessibility --- multimodal network --- primary healthcare --- China --- 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic --- transport modes --- rail travel --- spatial spread --- quantile regression --- green space --- road traffic accidents --- cognitive aging --- activity space --- life-course perspectives --- environmental exposures

Applications of Power Electronics

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ISBN: 9783038979746 / 9783038979753 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 476 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-975-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Power electronics technology is still an emerging technology, and it has found its way into many applications, from renewable energy generation (i.e., wind power and solar power) to electrical vehicles (EVs), biomedical devices, and small appliances, such as laptop chargers. In the near future, electrical energy will be provided and handled by power electronics and consumed through power electronics; this not only will intensify the role of power electronics technology in power conversion processes, but also implies that power systems are undergoing a paradigm shift, from centralized distribution to distributed generation. Today, more than 1000 GW of renewable energy generation sources (photovoltaic (PV) and wind) have been installed, all of which are handled by power electronics technology. The main aim of this book is to highlight and address recent breakthroughs in the range of emerging applications in power electronics and in harmonic and electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues at device and system levels as discussed in ?robust and reliable power electronics technologies, including fault prognosis and diagnosis technique stability of grid-connected converters and ?smart control of power electronics in devices, microgrids, and at system levels.

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energy storage --- lithium-ion battery --- battery management system BMS --- battery modeling --- state of charge SoC --- grid-connected inverter --- power electronics --- multi-objective optimization --- switching frequency --- total demand distortion --- switching losses --- EMI filter --- power converter --- power density --- optimal design --- electrical drives --- axial flux machines --- magnetic equivalent circuit --- torque ripple --- back EMF --- permanent-magnet machines --- five-phase permanent magnet synchronous machine --- five-leg voltage source inverter --- multiphase space vector modulation --- sliding mode control --- extended Kalman filter --- voltage source inverters (VSI) --- voltage control --- current control --- digital control --- predictive controllers --- advanced controllers --- stability --- response time --- lithium-ion batteries --- electric vehicles --- battery management system --- electric power --- dynamic PV model --- grid-connected VSI --- HF-link MPPT converter --- nanocrystalline core --- SiC PV Supply --- DC–DC converters --- multi-level control --- renewable energy resources control --- electrical engineering communications --- microgrid control --- distributed control --- power system operation and control --- variable speed pumped storage system --- droop control --- vector control --- phasor model technique --- nine switch converter --- synchronous generator --- digital signal controller --- static compensator, distribution generation --- hybrid converter --- multi-level converter (MLC) --- series active filter --- power factor correction (PFC) --- field-programmable gate array --- particle swarm optimization --- selective harmonic elimination method --- voltage source converter --- plug-in hybrid electric vehicles --- power management system --- renewable energy sources --- fuzzy --- smart micro-grid --- five-phase machine --- fault-tolerant control --- induction motor --- one phase open circuit fault (1-Ph) --- adjacent two-phase open circuit fault (A2-Ph) --- volt-per-hertz control (scalar control) --- current-fed inverter --- LCL-S topology --- semi-active bridge --- soft switching --- voltage boost --- wireless power transfer --- DC–DC conversion --- zero-voltage switching (ZVS) --- transient control --- DC–DC conversion --- bidirectional converter --- power factor correction --- line frequency instability --- one cycle control --- non-linear phenomena --- bifurcation --- boost converter --- converter --- ice melting --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- optimization design --- transmission line --- static var generator (SVG) --- hardware-in-the-loop --- floating-point --- fixed-point --- real-time emulation --- field programmable gate array --- slim DC-link drive --- VPI active damping control --- total harmonic distortion --- cogging torque --- real-time simulation --- power converters --- nonlinear control --- embedded systems --- high level programing --- SHIL --- DHIL --- 4T analog MOS control --- high frequency switching power supply --- water purification --- modulation index --- electromagnetic interference --- chaotic PWM --- DC-DC buck converter --- CMOS chaotic circuit --- triangular ramp generator --- spread-spectrum technique --- system in package --- electric vehicle --- wireless power transfer --- inductive coupling --- coupling factor --- phase-shift control --- series-series compensation --- PSpice --- fixed-frequency double integral sliding-mode (FFDISM) --- class-D amplifier --- Q-factor --- GaN cascode --- direct torque control (DTC) --- composite active vectors modulation (CVM) --- permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) --- effect factors --- double layer capacitor (DLC) models --- energy storage modelling --- simulation models --- current control loops --- dual three-phase (DTP) permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) --- space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) --- vector control --- voltage source inverter --- active rectifiers --- single-switch --- analog phase control --- digital phase control --- wireless power transfer --- three-level boost converter (TLBC) --- DC-link cascade H-bridge (DCLCHB) inverter --- conducting angle determination (CAD) techniques --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- three-phase bridgeless rectifier --- fault diagnosis --- fault tolerant control --- hardware in loop --- compensation topology --- electromagnetic field (EMF) --- electromagnetic field interference (EMI) --- misalignment --- resonator structure --- wireless power transfer (WPT) --- WPT standards --- EMI filter --- electromagnetic compatibility --- AC–DC power converters --- electromagnetic interference filter --- matrix converters --- current source --- power density --- battery energy storage systems --- battery chargers --- active receivers --- frequency locking --- reference phase calibration --- synchronization --- wireless power transfer --- lithium-ion batteries --- SOC estimator --- parameter identification --- particle swarm optimization --- improved extended Kalman filter --- battery management system --- PMSG --- DC-link voltage control --- variable control gain --- disturbance observer --- lithium-ion power battery pack --- composite equalizer --- active equalization --- passive equalization --- control strategy and algorithm --- n/a --- common-mode inductor --- high-frequency modeling --- electromagnetic interference --- filter --- fault diagnosis --- condition monitoring --- induction machines --- support vector machines --- expert systems --- neural networks --- DC-AC power converters --- frequency-domain analysis --- impedance-based model --- Nyquist stability analysis --- small signal stability analysis --- harmonic linearization --- line start --- permanent magnet --- synchronous motor --- efficiency motor --- rotor design --- harmonics --- hybrid power filter --- active power filter --- power quality --- total harmonic distortion --- equivalent inductance --- leakage inductance --- switching frequency modelling --- induction motor --- current switching ripple --- multilevel inverter --- cascaded topology --- voltage doubling --- switched capacitor --- nearest level modulation (NLM) --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- dead-time compensation --- power converters --- harmonics --- n/a

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