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A Pattern Language

By Christopher Alexander
  • ISBN Code: : 0190050357
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

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This book provides a broad overview of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-supported innovation both on an evidence-based level, a theoretical and a methodological level. It presents multi-disciplinary perspectives on organizational innovation in enterprises and the public sector, and on the ubiquitous social media-based user innovations. The book especially highlights innovation in knowledge work and human-computer interaction, innovation of and in socio-technical systems, and user-based innovation in public services. It draws upon evidence from various areas of application, including innovative mobility and the factories of the future. The studies presented here will be helpful both for innovation scholars and practitioners in industry – as well as innovators at large – in their current and future studies and undertakings.

Service-Oriented Computing

By Schahram Dustdar
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303064846X
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 650
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th Symposium and Summer School on Service-Oriented Computing, SummerSOC 2020, held in Crete, Greece, in September 2020.* The 9 full and 2 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions. The papers mainly focus on IoT and cyber-physical systems, advanced application areas, cloud and edge, and service-based applications. *The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Developments in Language Theory

By Volker Diekert,Dirk Nowotka
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642027377
  • Total of Pages : 503
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 197
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference, DLT 2009, held in Stuttgart, Germany from June 30 until July 3, 2009. The 35 papers presented together with 4 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. The papers presented address topics on formal languages, automata theory, computability, complexity, logic, petri nets and related areas.

Developments in Language Theory

By Piotrek Hofman,Michał Skrzypczak
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030248860
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 342
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Developments in Language Theory, DLT 2019, held in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2019. The 20 full papers presented together with three invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 submissions. The papers cover the following topics and areas: combinatorial and algebraic properties of words and languages; grammars, acceptors and transducers for strings, trees, graphics, arrays; algebraic theories for automata and languages; codes; efficient text algorithms; symbolic dynamics; decision problems; relationships to complexity theory and logic; picture description and analysis, polyominoes and bidimensional patterns; cryptography; concurrency; celluar automata; bio-inspired computing; quantum computing.

Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences

By Rummler, Scott,Ng, Kwong Bor
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1605667285
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 694
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"This book covers emerging topics in collaboration, Web 2.0, and social computing"--Provided by publisher.

Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics

By Christopher M. Schlick
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642012930
  • Total of Pages : 710
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 356
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The 60th birthday of Prof. Luczak is the reason for this book. He will be honoured for his research work during the "GfA-confernece" in March 2009. This book is the correspondig "Festschrift" for him.

Software Configuration Management Patterns

By Steve Berczuk,Brad Appleton
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  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Book Code : 0136755364
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 129
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Conceptual Modeling for Novel Application Domains

By Manfred A. Jeusfeld,Oscar Pastor
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540395970
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 945
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This book constitutes the refereed joint proceedings of four international workshops held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modelling, ER 2003, held in Chicago, IL, USA in October 2003. The 35 revised full papers presented together with introduction to the four workshops were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. In accordance with the respective workshops, the papers are organized in topical sections on conceptual modelling approaches for e-business, conceptual modelling quality, agent-oriented information systems, XML data and schema.

Investigations of E-Learning Patterns: Context Factors, Problems and Solutions

By Kohls, Christian,Wedekind, Joachim
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1609601467
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 495
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"This book addresses e-learning patterns in software development, providing an accessible language to communicate sophisticated knowledge and important research methods and results"--Provided by publisher.

Change Here Now

By Adam Brock
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 1623170656
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 509
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Award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist Adam Brock draws from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over to present more than eighty proven solutions for building healthy communities. Using the "pattern language" framework developed by architect Christopher Alexander and his colleagues in the 1970s, Brock outlines strategies for redesigning our social and economic systems to mimic nature's resilience and abundance. Practical, innovative, and visually compelling, this book presents actionable and easy-to-understand tools for a compassionate and methodical approach to building better communities. Sidebars and diagrams supplement the text, while case studies illustrate endeavors such as starting a business, launching a social change project, or setting personal goals. Brock suggests ways to engage disempowered communities in a meaningful and authentic way, and draws on eight years of in-depth research and investigation to demonstrate what makes communities work at the most fundamental level. Anyone looking for concrete solutions to many of the social and economic ills that plague our current society will discover a rich resource for growth and change.

Conceptual Modeling - ER 2005

By Christian Kop,Heinrich C. Mayr,John Mylopoulos,Oscar Pastor
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540320687
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 401
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Conceptual modeling is fundamental to any domain where one must cope with complex real-world situations and systems because it fosters communication - tween technology experts and those who would bene?t from the application of those technologies. Conceptual modeling is the key mechanism for und- standing and representing the domains of information system and database - gineering but also increasingly for other domains including the new “virtual” e-environmentsandtheinformationsystemsthatsupportthem.Theimportance of conceptual modeling in software engineering is evidenced by recent interest in “model-drivenarchitecture”and“extremenon-programming”.Conceptualm- eling also plays a prominent rolein various technical disciplines and in the social sciences. The Annual International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (referred to as the ER Conference) provides a central forum for presenting and discussing current research and applications in which conceptual modeling is the major emphasis. In keeping with this tradition, ER 2005, the 24th ER Conference, spanned the spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in areas such as theories of concepts and ontologies underlying conceptual m- eling, methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models, and techniques for transforming conceptual models into e?ective (information) system implementations. Moreover, new areas of conceptual modeling incl- ing Semantic Web services and the interdependencies of conceptual modeling with knowledge-based, logical and linguistic theories and approaches were also addressed.

Web Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

By Tatnall, Arthur
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1605669830
  • Total of Pages : 2824
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 975
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With the technological advancement of mobile devices, social networking, and electronic services, Web technologies continues to play an ever-growing part of the global way of life, incorporated into cultural, economical, and organizational levels. Web Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volume) provides a comprehensive depiction of current and future trends in support of the evolution of Web information systems, Web applications, and the Internet. Through coverage of the latest models, concepts, and architectures, this multiple-volume reference supplies audiences with an authoritative source of information and direction for the further development of the Internet and Web-based phenomena.