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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 152.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net> (98)
             Subject: Computational Methods in Decision-Making, Economics
                     and Finance

       [2] From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net> (57)
             Subject: Alert: Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality

       [3] From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net> (28)
             Subject: The Internet Challenge: Technology and Applications

       [4] From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net> (153)
             Subject: Internet Technologies, Applications and Societal

             Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 07:05:29 +0100
             From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net>
             Subject: Computational Methods in Decision-Making, Economics and

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following title:


    Methods in Decision-Making, Economics and Finance

    edited by

    Erricos John Kontoghiorghes
    Institute d' Informatique, Universit de Neuchtel, Switzerland

    Ber Rustem
    Dept. of Computing, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK

    Stavros Siokos
    Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank, London, UK



    Computing has become essential for the modeling, analysis, and optimization
    of systems. This book is devoted to algorithms, computational analysis, and
    decision models. The chapters are organized in two parts: optimization
    models of decisions and models of pricing and equilibria.
    Optimization is at the core of rational decision making. Even when the
    decision maker has more than one goal or there is significant uncertainty
    in the system, optimization provides a rational framework for efficient
    decisions. The Markowitz mean-variance formulation is a classical example.
    The first part of the book is on recent developments in optimization
    decision models for finance and economics. The first four chapters of this
    part focus directly on multi-stage problems in finance. Chapters 58
    involve the use of worst-case robust analysis. Chapters 911 are devoted
    to portfolio optimization. The final four chapters are on
    transportation-inventory with stochastic demand; optimal investment with
    CRRA utility; hedging financial contracts; and, automatic differentiation
    for computational finance.
    The uncertainty associated with prediction and modeling constantly requires
    the development of improved methods and models. Similarly, as systems
    strive towards equilibria, the characterization and computation of
    equilibria assists analysis and prediction. The second part of the book is
    devoted to recent research in computational tools and models of equilibria,
    prediction, and pricing. The first three chapters of this part consider
    hedging issues in finance. Chapters 1922 consider prediction and
    modeling methodologies. Chapters 2326 focus on auctions and equilibria.
    Volatility models are investigated in chapters 2728. The final two
    chapters investigate risk assessment and product pricing.
    Audience: Researchers working in computational issues related to economics,
    finance, and management science.

    Preface. Contributing Authors.
    Part I: Optimization Models.
    1. Multi-period optimal asset allocation for a multi-currency hedged
    portfolio; D. Mignacca, A. Meucci.
    2. Rebalancing Strategies for Long-term Investors; J.M. Mulvey, K.D. Simsek.
    3. Multistage stochastic programming in computational finance; N. Gulpinar,
    et al.
    4. Multistage stochastic optimization model for the cash management
    problem; O. Schmid.
    5. Robust portfolio analysis; B. Rustem, R.Settergren.
    6. Robust mean-semivariance portfolio optimization; O.L.V.Costa, et al.
    7. Perturbative approaches for robust optimal portfolio problems; F.
    Trojani, P. Vanini.
    8. Maxmin Portfolios in Models where Immunization is not Feasible; A.
    Balbs, A.Ibez.
    9. Portfolio Optimization with VaR and Expected Shortfall; M. Gilli, E.
    10. Borrowing Constraints, Portfolio Choice, and Precautionary Motives; M.
    Haliassos, C.Hassapis.
    11. The risk profile problem for stock portfolio optimization; M.-Y. Kao,
    et al.
    12. A capacitated transportation-inventory problem with stochastic demands;
    P.Chaovalitwongse, et al.
    13. Utility maximisation with a time lag in trading; L.C.G. Rogers, E.J.
    14. Simulations for hedging financial contracts with optimal decisions; H.
    Windcliff, et al.
    15. Automatic differentiation for computational finance; C.H. Bischof, etal.
    Part II: Equilibria, Modelling and Pricing.
    16. Interest rate barrier options; G. Barone-Adesi, G. Sorwar.
    17. Pricing American options by fast solutions of LCPs; A. Borici, H.-J.
    18. Hedging with Monte Carlo simulation; J. Cvitani, et al.
    19. In Search of Deterministic Complex Patterns in Commodity Prices;
    A.Chatrath, et al.
    20. A review of stock market prediction using computational methods; I.E.
    Diakoulakis, et al.
    21. Numerical strategies for solving SUR models; P. Foschi, et al.
    22. Time-Frequency Representation in the Analysis of Stock Market Data;
    G.Turhan-Sayan, S. Sayan.
    23. Opportunity cost algorithms for combinatorial auctions; K. Akcoglu, et al.
    24. A finite states contraction algorithm for dynamic models; J.X. Li.
    25. Traffic network equilibrium and the environment; A. Nagurney, et al.
    26. Mathematical model of technology diffusion in developing countries;
    Ding Zhang, etal.
    27. Estimation of Stochastic Volatility Models; F. Bartolucci, G.De Luca.
    28. Genetic programming with syntactic restrictions applied to financial
    volatility forecasting; G. Zumbach, et al.
    29. Simulation-based tests of PTM; L. Khalaf, M. Kichian.
    30. Credit risk assessment using a multicriteria hierarchical
    discrimination approach; K. Kosmidou, et al.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-0839-2 Date: September 2002 Pages: 644 pp.
    EURO 231.00 / USD 220.00 / GBP 147.00
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             Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 07:06:04 +0100
             From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net>
             Subject: Alert: Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following title:


    Acts, Mind, and Social Reality
    Discussions with John R. Searle

    edited by

    Gnther Grewendorf
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

    Georg Meggle
    University of Leipzig, Germany



    Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality these are the main topics in the
    work of John R. Searle, one of the leading philosophical figures of the
    present times. How language is based on intentionality, how intentionality
    in turn is to be explicated by means of distinctions discovered in Speech
    Act Theory, and how language and intentionality are both related to social
    facts and institutions these are questions to be tackled in this
    volume. The contributions result from discussions on and with John R.
    Searle, containing Searle's own latest views including his seminal
    ideas on Rationality in Action. The collection provides a good basis for
    advanced seminar debates in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and
    Social Philosophy, and will also stimulate some further research on all of
    the three main topics.


    Introduction. Speech Acts, Mind, and Social Reality; J.R. Searle. Interview
    with John R. Searle; R. Stoecker.
    Speech Acts. How Performatives Don't Work; G. Grewendorf. Are Performative
    Utterances Declarations? R.M. Harnish. Expressibility, Explicability, and
    Taxonomy. Some Remarks on the Principle of Expressibility; F.Kannetzky.
    Expressing an Intentional State; A. Kemmerling. On the Proper Treatment of
    Performatives; A. Martinich. Why Do We Mean Something Rather Than Nothing?
    C. Plunze. What Is an Illocutionary Point? M. Siebel. Searle on Meaning and
    Action; D. Vanderveken.
    Mind. Understanding Utterances and Other Actions; T. Bartelborth, O.
    Scholz. Intrinsic Intentionality; W. Lenzen. Causal Reduction, Ontological
    Reduction, and First-Person Ontology. Notes on Searle's Views about
    Consciousness; M. Nida-Rmelin. The Hidden Algebra of the Mind from a
    Linguistic Perspective; T. Roeper. Identification and Misidentification; A.
    Social Reality. Searle on Social Reality: Process Is Prior to Product; S.B.
    Barnes. On Searle's Collective Intentionality. Some Notes; G. Meggle.
    Searle's Theory of Institutional Facts: A Program of Critical Revision; J.
    Moural. True Reality and Real Truth; D. Sosa. Searle, Collective
    Intentionality, and Social Institutions; R. Tuomela.
    New Perspectives. The Classical Model of Rationality and Its Weaknesses;
    J.R. Searle. Contributors.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-0853-8 Date: September 2002 Pages: 336 pp.
    EURO 125.00 / USD 120.00 / GBP 80.00
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    Paperback ISBN: 1-4020-0861-9 Date: September 2002 Pages: 336 pp.
    EURO 51.00 / USD 49.00 / GBP 33.00
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             Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 07:06:35 +0100
             From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net>
             Subject: The Internet Challenge: Technology and Applications

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following title:


    Internet Challenge: Technology and Applications
    Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop held at the TU
    Berlin,Germany, October 8-9, 2002

    edited by

    Gnter Hommel
    Dept. of Computer Science, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

    Sheng Huanye
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P.R. China

    The International Workshop on "The Internet Challenge: Technology
    andApplications" is the fifth in a successful series of Workshops that were
    established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Technische Universitt
    Berlin. The goal of those workshops is to bring together researchers from
    both universities in order to present research results to an international
    community. Not only the enabling technology but also challenging
    applications based on internet technology are covered in the workshop as
    e.g.:Information extraction, content correlation analysis;Electronic
    trading, electronic learning over the internet;Internet-based robot
    control, telepresence, supply chain modeling;Communication techniques as
    wireless LANs, multistage interconnection, quality of service;Metacomputing
    and performance prediction;Image retrieval, spatial reasoning.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-0903-8 Date: September 2002 Pages: 173 pp.
    EURO 100.00 / USD 100.00 / GBP 65.00
    To purchase this book,

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             Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 07:07:07 +0100
             From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net>
             Subject: Internet Technologies, Applications and Societal Impact

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    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following title:

    Technologies, Applications and Societal Impact

    edited by

    Wojciech Cellary
    The Pozn=C3=A1n University of Economics, Poland

    Arun Iyengar
    IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA


    The Internet has a profound effect on computing and society. Up until now,=
    research efforts have focused mostly on technical aspects of Internet=20
    development. This book focuses on both the technical aspects of Internet=20
    applications as well as economic and social aspects.
    Internet Technologies, Applications and Societal Impact describes the=20
    latest research in several areas of Internet applications=20
    including:Mobility;Multimedia;Quality of service;Voice over IP;Wireless=20
    access, and;Internet societal impact. This volume contains the proceedings=
    of the Workshop on Internet Technologies, Applications, and Societal Impact=
    (WITASI 2002), which was sponsored by the International Federation for=20
    Information Processing (IFIP) and held in October 2002 in Wroclaw, Poland.=
    WITASI 2002 was organized by IFIP Working Group 6.4, Internet Applications=

    Preface. Conference Committees.
    Keynote Speech Abstract. SMS-Gener@tion, or the Emergence of Mobile Media=20
    Peoplei; T.Goban-Klas.
    Session: MULTIMEDIA. Assessment of Quality of Speech Transmitted over IP=20
    Networks; S. Brachma=C5=84ski. Improving Video Server Scalability with=
    Video File System Concept; M.Ropka, etal. A Network-Driven Architecture for=
    the Multicast Delivery of Layered Video and a Comparative Study; P.=20
    Stathpoulos,et al. Building Dynamic User Interfaces of Virtual Reality=20
    Applications with X-VRML; K. Walczak, W. Wiza.
    Session: ANALYSIS AND MODELING. Some Approaches to Solve a Web Replica=20
    Location Problem in MPLS Networks; K.Walkowiak. An Exact Algorithm for Host=
    Allocation, Capacity and Flow Assignment Problem in WAN; M. Markowski, et=20
    al. A Diffusion Approximation Model of Web Servers; T. Czach=C3=B3rski, F.=
    Pekergin. Interface Model in Adaptive Web-based System; J. Sobecki.
    QUALITY OF SERVICE. SRAMT-S: A Hybrid Sender and Receiver-Based Adaptation=
    Scheme for TCP Friendly Multicast Transmission Using Simulcast Approach;=20
    C.J. Bouras, A. Gkamas. A New Method of Predictive-substitutional Data=20
    Compression; Z. Szyjewski, J. Swacha. Priority Forcing Scheme: A New=20
    Strategy for Getting Better than Best Effort Service in IP-based Network;=20
    W. Burakowski, M. Fuda=C5=82a.
    Session: INTERNET SOCIETAL IMPACT. Towards a New Societal Environment?=20
    Cultural Impact of the Internet Technology (invited paper); K.Krzysztofek.=
    E-commerce and the Media =E2=80=93 Influences on Security Risk Perceptions;=
    Jarupunphol, C.J. Mitchell. Measuring Internet Diffusion in Italy; A.=20
    Bonaccorsi, et al.
    Session: MOBILITY.Mobile Society, Technology, and Culture (invited paper);=
    M. Muraszkiewicz. iMobile ME =E2=80=93 A Lightweight Mobile Service Platform=
    Peer-to-Peer Mobile Computing (invited paper); Yih-Farn Chen, et al.=20
    Wireless Access to the Internet; B. Zieli=C5=84ski, K. Tokarz.=
    of Virtual Medical Devices in Internet and Wireless Cellular Networks;=C5=BD=
    Obrenovi=C4=87,et al.
    APPLICATIONS AND LANGUAGES.Supporting Software Process Tracking Through the=
    Internet (invited paper) ; J.E. Urban, S. Sankara. Cooperative Tools for=20
    Remote Learning; I.C.A. de Olivei, et al. Query Formulation and Evaluation=
    of XML Databases; K. Akama,et al. Entish: A Simple Language for Web Service=
    Description and Composition; S.Ambroszkiewicz.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7231-7 Date: August 2002 Pages: 320 pp.
    EURO 171.00 / USD 155.00 / GBP 109.00
    To purchase this book,=20
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