19.650 new books

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 09:53:14 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 650.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 09:47:13 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: new Springer books

[The following is a selection from a list of new
books sent to me by Springer. For those
interested in modelling, note esp that Atocha
Aliseda's book, Abductive Reasoning, has finally been published. --WM]

Large-Scale Scientific Computing
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Editor/s: Lirkov, Ivan; Margenov, Svetozar; Wasniewski, Jerzy

5th International Conference, LSSC 2005, Sozopol,
Bulgaria, June 6-10, 2005, Revised Papers
2006, XIV, 704 p. Also available online.

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed
post-proceedings of the 5th International
Conference on Large-Scale Scientific
Computations, LSSC 2005, held in Sozopol, Bulgaria in June 2005.

Trust in Technology: A Socio-Technical Perspective
Editor/s: Clarke, Karen; Hardstone, Gillian;
Rouncefield, Mark; Sommerville, Ian

2006, XXV, 221 p.

This book encapsulates some work done in the DIRC
project concerned with trust and responsibility
in socio-technical systems. It brings together a
range of disciplinary approaches - computer
science, sociology and software engineering - to
produce a socio-technical systems perspective on
the issues surrounding trust in technology in complex settings.

Computing Methodologies

Abductive Reasoning
Aliseda, Atocha

Logical Investigations into Discovery and Explanation
2006, XVI, 225 p.

Abductive Reasoning: Logical Investigations into
Discovery and Explanation is a much awaited
original contribution to the study of abductive
reasoning, providing logical foundations and a
rich sample of pertinent applications.

Charting the Topic Maps Research and Applications Landscape
Editor/s: Maicher, Lutz; Park, Jack

First International Workshop on Topic Map
Research and Applications, TMRA 2005, Leipzig,
Germany, October 6-7, 2005, Revised Selected Papers
2006, VIII, 281 p. Also available online.

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed
post-proceedings of the First International
Workshop on Topic Map Research and Applications,
TMRA 2005, held in Leipzig, Germany in October 2005.

Computers and Games
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Editor/s: Herik, H. Jaap van den; Bj÷rnsson, Yngvi; Netanyahu, Nathan S.

4th International Conference, CG 2004, Ramat-Gan,
Israel, July 5-7, 2004. Revised Papers
2006, XIV, 333 p. Also available online.

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed
post-proceedings of the 4th International
Conference on Computers and Games, CG 2004, held
in Ramat-Gan, Israel, in July 2004, and
co-located with the 12th World Computer Chess
Championship and the 9th Computer Olympiad.

Data Mining
Editor/s: Williams, Graham J.; Simoff, Simeon J.

Theory, Methodology, Techniques, and Applications
2006, XI, 331 p. Also available online.

This volume provides a snapshot of the current
state of the art in data mining, presenting it
both in terms of technical developments and industrial applications.

Fuzzy Database Modeling of Imprecise and Uncertain Engineering Information
Ma, Zongmin

2006, XV, 210 p. Also available online.

This book presents recent advances for imprecise
and uncertain engineering information from the
point of view of fuzzy database modeling. The
topics include fuzzy conceptual data modeling of
engineering information, conversion of the fuzzy
conceptual models, and database implementation of
the fuzzy conceptual data models.

Fuzzy Logic and Applications
Editor/s: Bloch, Isabelle; Petrosino, Alfredo; Tettamanzi, Andrea G.B.

6th International Workshop, WILF 2005, Crema,
Italy, September 15-17, 2005, Revised Selected Papers
2006, XIV, 438 p. Also available online.

This volume constitutes the thoroughly refereed
post-workshop proceedings of the 6th
International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and
Applications held in Crema, Italy in September 2005.

Fuzzy Probability and Statistics
Buckley, James J.

2006, XIII, 270 p. 78 illus. Also available online.

This book combines material from our previous
books FP (Fuzzy Probabilities: New Approach and
Applications,Physica-Verlag, 2003) and FS (Fuzzy
Statistics, Springer, 2004), plus has about one third new results.

Handbook of Nature-Inspired and Innovative Computing
Editor/s: Zomaya, Albert Y.

Integrating Classical Models with Emerging Technologies
2006, XV, 736 p.

As computing devices proliferate, demand
increases for an understanding of emerging
computing paradigms and models based on natural
phenomena. Neural networks, evolution-based
models, quantum computing, and DNA-based
computing and simulations are all a necessary
part of modern computing analysis and systems development.

Information Technology & Lawyers
Editor/s: Lodder, Arno R.; Oskamp, Anja

Advanced technology in the legal domain, from challenges to daily routine
2006, IX, 198 p.

The area of Information Technology and Lawyers is
a fascinating one. Both from a practical and an
academic perspective the opportunities of
applying Information Technology to law are tremendous.

Modelling and Reasoning with Vague Concepts
Lawry, Jonathan

2006, Approx. 300 p.

Vagueness is central to the flexibility and
robustness of natural language descriptions.
Vague concepts are robust to the imprecision of
our perceptions, while still allowing us to
convey useful, and sometimes vital, information.

Soft Computing in Web Information Retrieval
Editor/s: Herrera-Viedma, Enrique; Pasi, Gabriella; Crestani, Fabio

Models and Applications
2006, XIV, 316 p. 58 illus. Also available online.

This book presents some recent works on the
application of Soft Computing techniques in
information access on the World Wide Web. The
book comprises 15 chapters from internationally
known researchers and is divided in four parts
reflecting the areas of research of the presented
works such as Document Classification, Semantic
Web, Web Information Retrieval and Web Applications.

Yearning for Form and Other Essays on Hermann Cohen's Thought
Poma, Andrea

2006, XIII, 388 p.

Hermann Cohen’s philosophy has now, finally,
received the recognition it deserves.&nbsp;His
thought undoubtedly has all the characteristics of a classic.

Information Systems and Communication Service

Adaptive and Personalized Semantic Web
Editor/s: Sirmakessis, Spiros

2006, XI, 105 p. 26 illus. Also available online.

Web Personalization can be defined as any set of
actions that can tailor the Web experience to a
particular user or set of users. To achieve
effective personalization, organizations must
rely on all available data, including the usage
and click-stream data (reflecting user
behaviour), the site content, the site structure,
domain knowledge, as well as user demographics and profiles.

Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval: User, Context, and Feedback
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Editor/s: Detyniecki, Marcin; Jose, Joemon M.;
NŘrnberger, Andreas; van Rijsbergen, C. J.

Third International Workshop, AMR 2005, Glasgow,
UK, July 28-29, 2005, Revised Selected Papers
2006, XI, 279 p. Also available online.

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed
post-proceedings of the Third International
Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, AMR
2005, held in Glasgow, UK in September 2005,
co-located with the 19th International Joint
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2005).

Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes
Editor/s: Arnˇ MaciÓ, Elisabet; Soler Cervera, Antonia ; Rueda Ramos, Carmen

Issues and Prospects
2006, XVIII, 268 p.

Work in the field of Languages for Specific
Purposes (LSP) has also been transformed by
technology. This volume&nbsp;offers an overview
of a variety of applications of IT in the field of LSP.

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