Seeking new methods to satisfy increasing communication demands, researchers continue to find inspiration from the complex systems found in nature. From ant-inspired allocation to a swarm algorithm derived from honeybees, Bio-Inspired Computing and Networking explains how the study of biological...
Published March 15th 2011 by CRC Press
Providing a complete review of existing work in music emotion developed in psychology and engineering, Music Emotion Recognition explains how to account for the subjective nature of emotion perception in the development of automatic music emotion recognition (MER) systems. Among the first...
Published February 22nd 2011 by CRC Press
Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods
Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests...
Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge
Many of the challenges of the next century will have physical dimensions, such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and climate change as well as human dimensions such as economic crises, epidemics, and emergency responses. With pioneering editors and expert contributors, Advanced Geoinformation Science...
Published October 21st 2010 by CRC Press
More and more, the advanced technological systems of today rely on sophisticated control systems designed to assure greater levels of safe operation while optimizing performance. Rather than assuming always perfect conditions, these systems require adaptive approaches capable of coping with...
Published July 15th 2010 by CRC Press
A detailed review of underwater channel characteristics, Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks investigates the fundamental aspects of underwater communication. Prominent researchers from around the world consider contemporary challenges in the development of underwater acoustic sensor networks (...
Published May 19th 2010 by Auerbach Publications
Drawing on the authors’ use of the Hadamard-related theory in several successful engineering projects, Theory and Applications of Higher-Dimensional Hadamard Matrices, Second Edition explores the applications and dimensions of Hadamard matrices. This edition contains a new section on the...
Published March 24th 2010 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics
This new addition to Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, brings together the very best and most influential scholarly research in over half a century of language-acquisition research. The collection represents and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field, by...
Published November 27th 2009 by Routledge
Architectures, Protocols, Security, and Integrations
The escalating demand for ubiquitous computing along with the complementary and flexible natures of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have sparked an increase in the integration of these two dynamic technologies. Although a variety of applications can be...
Published November 4th 2009 by CRC Press