|Author||: Peter Kopacek|
|Release Date||: 2007-03-29|
|ISBN 10||: 9780080467641|
|Pages||: 128 pages|
Technological development has caused profound changes and social stability. Regions which have had stable populations for centuries have experienced enormous population growth leading to the emergence of sometimes unmanageable megaplex cities as well as bringing about macroscopic environmental change. The scope of this IFAC SWIIS Conference is to offer insights into mitigating unwanted side-effects of rapid development and to share methodologies for appropriate ways of managing the introduction of technologies which will alter social stability. Contributions included in Improving Stability in Developing Nations through Automation 2006 cover a very broad field of interest for subjects such as social aspects of technology transfer, managing the introduction of technological change, ethical aspects, technology and environmental stability, and anticipating secondary and tertiary effects of technological development. 3 survey papers, 17 technical papers and a summary of the panel discussion Bringing together scientists and engineers working in these subjects to discuss solutions
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Forth Workshop onEngineering Applications, WEA 2017, held in Cartagena, Colombia, inSeptember 2017. The 59 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selectedfrom156 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as computerscience; computational intelligence; simulation systems; internet of things; fuzzy sets and systems; power systems; logistics and operations management; miscellaneous applications.
Describes the obstacles to behaving ethically in organizations.
This book has evolved from a course on Mechanics of Robots that the author has thought for over a dozen years at the University of Cassino at Cassino, Italy. It is addressed mainly to graduate students in mechanical engineering although the course has also attracted students in electrical engineering. The purpose of the book consists of presenting robots and robotized systems in such a way that they can be used and designed for industrial and innovative non-industrial applications with no great efforts. The content of the book has been kept at a fairly practical level with the aim to teach how to model, simulate, and operate robotic mechanical systems. The chapters have been written and organized in a way that they can be red even separately, so that they can be used separately for different courses and readers. However, many advanced concepts are briefly explained and their use is empathized with illustrative examples. Therefore, the book is directed not only to students but also to robot users both from practical and theoretical viewpoints. In fact, topics that are treated in the book have been selected as of current interest in the field of Robotics. Some of the material presented is based upon the author’s own research in the field since the late 1980’s.
This is a unique book on terrorism that openly, rationally and passionately delves into what underlies terrorism, what in some cases justifies it on ethical grounds, and how terrorism might be dealt with successfully. Rather than assuming from the start a particular point of view about terrorism, this book uniquely engages the reader in a series of critical discussions that unveil the ethical problems underlying terrorism. A must-read for everyone interested in understanding the depths of terrorism.
|Author||: Marion Hersh|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2005-11-10|
|ISBN 10||: 9783540242161|
|Pages||: 557 pages|
This reference offers both a basic introduction and advanced technical details of available mathematical and computing methods for modeling sustainable development, closing an exisiting gap in this field, as well as illustrating their use through case studies and examples. The methods and case studies presented here are targetted at sustainable development, although they have a wide range of other applications, including economics, medicine and control systems.
Mechanical system interfacing introductions. Simple computer structure ...
Table of Contents Preface and acknowledgements 1 Introduction 1 2 Terrorism and unjust war 4 3 Terrorism and civil war 21 4 Terrorism and political crime 43 5 Community and conflict 59 6 Reasons for violence 77 7 Terrorism and nationality 93 8 Ethnicity and national identity 106 9 Terror and the state 126 10 The violence of the state 142 11 The state's response to violence 159 Notes 176 References 183 Index 188.
Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events