Advances in Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts

Chapter 2 Integration of US Army Corps of Engineers ' Time - Series Data
Management System with Continuous SWMM Modeling . Yiwen Wang and
William James Of the computer applications currently widely used in civil
engineering ...

Advances in Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts

Author: William James

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781575042275

Page: 538

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The latest book in the popular series demonstrates state-of-the-art methods, models, and techniques for water quality management. This book includes a CD-ROM that collects hundreds of hard-to-find literature citations from the gray literature.

Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

Design of a Model-Driven Web Decision Support System in Agriculture: From
Scientific Models to the Final Software Ludovic Tambour, Vianney Houle`s,
Laurence Cohen-Jonathan, Vale ́rie Auffray, Pierre Escande, and Eric Jallas
Abstract ...

Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

Author: Petraq Papajorgji

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387751815

Page: 522

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Agriculture has experienced a dramatic change during the past decades. The change has been structural and technological. Structural changes can be seen in the size of current farms; not long ago, agricultural production was organized around small farms, whereas nowadays the agricultural landscape is dominated by large farms. Large farms have better means of applying new technologies, and therefore technological advances have been a driving force in changing the farming structure. New technologies continue to emerge, and their mastery and use in requires that farmers gather more information and make more complex technological choices. In particular, the advent of the Internet has opened vast opportunities for communication and business opportunities within the agricultural com- nity. But at the same time, it has created another class of complex issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Farmers and agricultural researchers are faced with an overwhelming amount of information they need to analyze and synthesize to successfully manage all the facets of agricultural production. This daunting challenge requires new and complex approaches to farm management. A new type of agricultural management system requires active cooperation among multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams and ref- ing of existing and creation of new analytical theories with potential use in agriculture. Therefore, new management agricultural systems must combine the newest achievements in many scientific domains such as agronomy, economics, mathematics, and computer science, to name a few.

Advances in Modeling of Fluid Dynamics

The aim of the analyses was to lay down principles for physical and mathematical
modeling of gas pollutant plume motion and dispersion in real atmospheric
conditions. The influences of the air flow velocity, pollutant's density, and model ...

Advances in Modeling of Fluid Dynamics

Author: Chaoqun Liu

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9535108344

Page: 318

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This book contains twelve chapters detailing significant advances and applications in fluid dynamics modeling with focus on biomedical, bioengineering, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, aeronautics, astronautics, and automotive. We hope this book can be a useful resource to scientists and engineers who are interested in fundamentals and applications of fluid dynamics.

Advances in Modeling Concrete Service Life

Editors Advances in Modeling Concrete Service Life Proceedings of 4th
International RILEM PhD Workshop held in Madrid, Spain, November 19, 2010
Carmen Andrade Department of Phys. Chem. Joost Gulikers Centre for Carmen
Andrade ...

Advances in Modeling Concrete Service Life

Author: Carmen Andrade

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400727038

Page: 166

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In this book, a critical analysis is made on service life models related to reinforcement corrosion. The contributors are on the frontier of knowledge in the field of durability of reinforced concrete. Topics covered in the book include: causes and mechanisms of deterioration, transport mechanisms in concrete, numerical modeling of concrete behavior, durability modeling and prediction, reliability approach to structural design for durability, structural behavior following degradation of concrete structures, deterioration and repair of concrete structures, and corrosion measurement techniques.

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows

In this work, a physically based model for the definition of the critical rainfall
thresholds for shallow landslide initiation at ... Recent Advances in Modeling
Landslides and Debris Flows, Springer Series in Geomechanics and
Geoengineering, ...

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows

Author: Wei Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319110535

Page: 323

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Landslides and debris flows belong to the most dangerous natural hazards in many parts of the world. Despite intensive research, these events continue to result in human suffering, property losses, and environmental degradation every year. Better understanding of the mechanisms and processes of landslides and debris flows will help make reliable predictions, develop mitigation strategies and reduce vulnerability of infrastructure. This book presents contributions to the workshop on Recent Developments in the Analysis, Monitoring and Forecast of Landslides and Debris Flow, in Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2013. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics from material behavior, physical modelling over numerical simulation to applications and case studies. The workshop is a joint event of three research projects funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program: MUMOLADE (Multiscale modelling of landslides and debris flows,, REVENUES (Numerical Analysis of Slopes with Vegetations, and HYDRODRIL (Integrated Risk Assessment of Hydrologically-Driven Landslides,

Recent Advances in Modeling and Simulation Tools for Communication Networks and Services

CHAPTER 3 Using Visualization Techniques in Multilayer Traffic Modeling
Arnold Bragg Center for Advanced Network Research RTI International, Inc. Box
12194 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA Abstract. We describe
visualization ...

Recent Advances in Modeling and Simulation Tools for Communication Networks and Services

Author: Nejat Ince

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387739076

Page: 466

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This book contains a selection of papers presented at a Symposium organized under the aegis of COST Telecommunications Action 285. The main objective of the Action is to enhance existing modeling and simulation tools and to develop new tools for research in emerging multi-service telecommuncation networks in the areas of model performance improvement, multilayer traffic modeling, and the important issue of evaluation and validation of the new modeling tools. The studies related to the activities above are carried out by members of the Action Group with contributions from invited experts/scientists from non-COST countries, academia and industry (within and outside Europe). The book is a collection of important aspects of study results achieved by this distinguished group of experts/scientists from Europe and the US. The book is divided into the following six areas: - Multilayer Modeling - Wireless and Sensor Networks - Verification and Validation - High Throughput Systems - Traffic - Applications of Simulation A useful reference work for academic researchers and practitioners, this book is the third in a series of works focusing on modeling and simulation methods, techniques, and tools in telecommunications. Previous works in this series are: Modeling and Simulation Tools for Emerging Telecommunications Networks: Needs, Trends, Challenges and Solutions, by A. Nejat Ince and Ercan Topuz (editors), Springer, 2006, 510 pages, ISBN: 978-0-387-32921-5 Modeling and Simulation Environment for Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Networks, by A. Nejat Ince (Editor), Springer, 2004, 424 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7923-7547-0

mODa 10 Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop in Model-Oriented Design and
Analysis Held in Łagów Lubuski, Poland, June 10–14, 2013 Dariusz Ucinski,
Anthony C. Atkinson, Maciej Patan ...

mODa 10     Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Author: Dariusz Ucinski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331900218X

Page: 249

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This book collects the proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Model-Oriented Design and Analysis (mODa). A model-oriented view on the design of experiments, which is the unifying theme of all mODa meetings, assumes some knowledge of the form of the data-generating process and naturally leads to the so-called optimum experimental design. Its theory and practice have since become important in many scientific and technological fields, ranging from optimal designs for dynamic models in pharmacological research, to designs for industrial experimentation, to designs for simulation experiments in environmental risk management, to name but a few. The methodology has become even more important in recent years because of the increased speed of scientific developments, the complexity of the systems currently under investigation and the mounting pressure on businesses, industries and scientific researchers to reduce product and process development times. This increased competition requires ever increasing efficiency in experimentation, thus necessitating new statistical designs. This book presents a rich collection of carefully selected contributions ranging from statistical methodology to emerging applications. It primarily aims to provide an overview of recent advances and challenges in the field, especially in the context of new formulations, methods and state-of-the-art algorithms. The topics included in this volume will be of interest to all scientists and engineers and statisticians who conduct experiments.

MODA 7 Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Modeling aggregate behavior and fluctuations in economics : stochastic views of
interacting agents . ... In A. Di Bucchianico , H. Läuter , and H.P. Wynn , editors ,
moDa 7- Advances in Model - Oriented Design and Analysis ( Heeze , June ...

MODA 7   Advances in Model Oriented Design and Analysis

Author: Alessandro Di Bucchianico

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790802139

Page: 240

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The volume contains the proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Model-Oriented Design and Analysis which has had the purpose of bringing together leading researchers in Eastern and Western Europe for an in-depth discussion of the optimal design of experiments. The papers are representative of the latest developments concerning non-linear models, computational algorithms and important applications, especially to medical statistics.

Recent Advances in the Modeling of Hydrologic Systems

Although a large amount of effort has been invested in prescriptive modeling, this
research has not followed any well defined development path, and there has
been an excessive proliferation of models without achieving any real advances in

Recent Advances in the Modeling of Hydrologic Systems

Author: David S. Bowles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792313984

Page: 667

View: 282

This book offers a wealth of information to anyone seeking a survey of the state of the hydrologic modeling disciple in the research community in the late 1980sThe book is an excellent source of information for students seeking topics that may prove worthy of further research and study. Practitioners of hydrology would also benefit from exposure to the activities at the leading edge of their filed of interest. It also serves as a means of introducing people to aspects of hydrology that are outside their editors are to be commended for their efforts in presenting this material to the hydrologic community.' Bulletin American meteorological Society 73:12 1992

Advances in Mathematical Modeling for Reliability

Advances in Bayesian Software Reliability Modeling Fabrizio RUGGERI a,1, and
Refik SOYER b a CNR IMATI, Milano, Italy b Department of Decision Sciences,
The George Washington University, USA Abstract. This paper reviews recent ...

Advances in Mathematical Modeling for Reliability

Author: T. Bedford

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586038656

Page: 237

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Advances in Mathematical Modeling for Reliability discusses fundamental issues on mathematical modeling in reliability theory and its applications. Beginning with an extensive discussion of graphical modeling and Bayesian networks, the focus shifts towards repairable systems: a discussion about how sensitive availability calculations parameter choices, and emulators provide the potential to perform such calculations on complicated systems to a fair degree of accuracy and in a computationally efficient manner. Another issue that is addressed is how competing risks arise in reliability and maintenance analysis through the ways in which data is censored. Mixture failure rate modeling is also a point of discussion, as well as the signature of systems, where the properties of the system through the signature from the probability distributions on the lifetime of the components are distinguished. The last three topics of discussion are relations among aging and stochastic dependence, theoretical advances in modeling, inference and computation, and recent advances in recurrent event modeling and inference.

Advances in Geometric Modeling and Processing

T-junctions usually appear in surface modeling processes that start with a given
curve network. However, since T-shaped patches are not available in current
CAD system so existing G1 surface generation methods are restricted to n-sided

Advances in Geometric Modeling and Processing

Author: Bernard Mourrain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642134106

Page: 315

View: 508

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Processing, GMP 2010, held in Castro Urdiales, Spain, in June 2010. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 30 submissions. The papers cover a wide spectrum in the area of geometric modeling and processing and address topics such as solutions of transcendental equations; volume parameterization; smooth curves and surfaces; isogeometric analysis; implicit surfaces; and computational geometry.

Advances and Applications in Model Driven Engineering

Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance
Computing (ASASHEPC) Book Series Vijayan Sugumaran Oakland University,
USA ISSN: 2327-3453 EISSN: 2327-3461 Mission The theory and practice of ...

Advances and Applications in Model Driven Engineering

Author: Díaz, Vicente García

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644958

Page: 426

View: 198

As organizations and research institutions continue to emphasize model-driven engineering (MDE) as a first-class approach in the software development process of complex systems, the utilization of software in multiple domains and professional networks is becoming increasingly vital. Advances and Applications in Model-Driven Engineering explores this relatively new approach in software development that can increase the level of abstraction of development of tasks. This publication covers the issues of bridging the gaps between various disciplines within software engineering and computer science. Professionals, researchers, and students will discover the most current tools and techniques available in the field to maximize efficiency of model-driven software development.

Advances in Degradation Modeling

W.Q. Meeker has a long experience in modeling and solving degradation
problems with the most complex features, so that ... Advances in Degradation
Modeling, Statistics for Industry 323 and Technology, DOI 10.1007/978-0-8176-
4924-121, ...

Advances in Degradation Modeling

Author: M.S. Nikulin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817649241

Page: 416

View: 583

This volume is a collection of invited chapters covering recent advances in accelerated life testing and degradation models. The book covers a wide range of applications to areas such as reliability, quality control, the health sciences, economics and finance. It is an excellent reference for researchers and practitioners in applied probability and statistics, industrial statistics, the health sciences, quality control, economics, and finance.

Advances in Multimedia Modeling

14th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2008, Kyoto, Japan,
January 9-11, 2008, Proceedings Shin'ichi Satoh, Frank Nack, Minoru Etoh.
Effectiveness of Signal Segmentation for Music Content Representation Namunu

Advances in Multimedia Modeling

Author: Shin'ichi Satoh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540774076

Page: 512

View: 111

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2007, held in Kyoto, Japan, in January 2007. The 23 revised full papers and 24 revised poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 130 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections that include material on media understanding, creative media, visual content representation, and video codecs, as well as media retrieval, audio and music.

Recent Advances in Estimating Nonlinear Models

In the past few decades there has been a surge of interest in modeling of
economic relationships using nonlinear models. Economic theory often suggests
that the relationships between major economic and financial variables are

Recent Advances in Estimating Nonlinear Models

Author: Jun Ma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461480604

Page: 299

View: 553

Nonlinear models have been used extensively in the areas of economics and finance. Recent literature on the topic has shown that a large number of series exhibit nonlinear dynamics as opposed to the alternative--linear dynamics. Incorporating these concepts involves deriving and estimating nonlinear time series models, and these have typically taken the form of Threshold Autoregression (TAR) models, Exponential Smooth Transition (ESTAR) models, and Markov Switching (MS) models, among several others. This edited volume provides a timely overview of nonlinear estimation techniques, offering new methods and insights into nonlinear time series analysis. It features cutting-edge research from leading academics in economics, finance, and business management, and will focus on such topics as Zero-Information-Limit-Conditions, using Markov Switching Models to analyze economics series, and how best to distinguish between competing nonlinear models. Principles and techniques in this book will appeal to econometricians, finance professors teaching quantitative finance, researchers, and graduate students interested in learning how to apply advances in nonlinear time series modeling to solve complex problems in economics and finance.

Advances in Multimedia Modeling

15th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2009, Sophia-
Antipolis, France, January 7-9, 2009. Proceedings. Benoit Huet, Alan Smeaton,
Ketan Mayer-Patel, Yannis Avrithis. Multimedia Evidence Fusion for Video
Concept ...

Advances in Multimedia Modeling

Author: Benoit Huet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354092891X

Page: 498

View: 588

th Welcome to the 15 International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2009), held January 7–9, 2009 at EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France. MMM is a leadinginternationalconference for researchersandindustry practitionersto share their new ideas, original research results and practical development ex- riences from all multimedia-related areas. MMM 2009 was held in co-operation with the ACM Special Interest Group on MultiMedia (ACM SIGMM). It was a great honor to host MMM 2009, one of the most long-standing th multimedia conferences, at EURECOM in Sophia-Antipolis, France. The 15 edition of MMM marked the return of the conference to Europe after numerous years of activity in Asia, and we are proud to have organized such a prestigious conference on the French Riviera. EURECOM is an engineering school in the domain of information and communication technology and a research center in communication systems. Since its creation in 1991 by TELECOM ParisTech and EPFL, it has developed strong international links with both academic and industrial partners. The heart of EURECOM is its internationally renowned research activities which focus on three areas: networking and security, mobile communications, and multimedia.

Advances in Conceptual Modeling Challenging Perspectives

Juan Trujillo1 and Dae-Kyoo Kim2 1 University of Alicante, Spain 2 Oakland
University, USA The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has been widely
accepted as the standard object-oriented (OO) modeling language for modeling
various ...

Advances in Conceptual Modeling   Challenging Perspectives

Author: Carlos A. Heuser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364204946X

Page: 358

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This book contains the papers accepted for presentation and publication in the wo- shop proceedings of the 28th edition of the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER Conference), held during November 9–12, 2009, in Gramado, Brazil. The ER workshops complement the main ER conference and are intended to serve as an intensive collaborative forum for exchanging late-breaking ideas and theories in an evolutionary stage and related to conceptual modeling. For the 2009 edition the workshop committee received 14 excellent proposals from which the following were selected: • ACM-L: Active Conceptual Modeling of Learning • CoMoL: Conceptual Modeling in the Large • ETheCoM: Evolving Theories of Conceptual Modeling • FP-UML: Workshop on Foundations and Practices of UML • MOST-ONISW: Joint International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies, and Information Systems for the Semantic Web • QoIS: Quality of Information Systems • RIGiM: Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling • SeCoGIS: Semantic and Conceptual Issues in Geographic Information Systems These workshops attracted 100 submissions from which the workshop program c- mittees selected 33 papers, maintaining a highly competitive acceptance rate of 30%. The workshop co-chairs are highly indebted to the workshop organizers and p- gram committees for their work. July 2009 Carlos A. Heuser Günther Pernul

Advances in Fluid Modeling Turbulence Measurements

PREFACE This volume is a collection of the papers presented at the 8th
International Symposium on Flow Modeling and Turbulence Measurement (
FMTM ) , which was held in Tokyo , Japan , December 4-6 , 2001. The
symposium is the ...

Advances in Fluid Modeling   Turbulence Measurements

Author: Akira Wada

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812777591

Page: 888

View: 817

This book is an essential reference for engineers and scientists working in the field of turbulence. It covers a variety of applications, such as: turbulence measurements; mathematical and numerical modeling of turbulence; thermal hydraulics; applications for civil, mechanical and nuclear engineering; environmental fluid mechanics; river and open channel flows; coastal problems; ground water.