Using online scientific & engineering databases

Using online scientific & engineering databases

This valuable guide explains step-by-step how to conduct successful online searches with a minimum investment of time, effort, and expense. Bjelland describes the required computer hardware and software, the advantages and disadvantages of available database services, procedures for cost-effective searches, and more.

Scientific Engineering of Distributed Java Applications.

Third International Workshop, FIDJI 2003, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg, November 27-28, 2003, Revised Papers

Scientific Engineering of Distributed Java Applications.

FIDJI 2003 was an international forum for researchers and practitioners in- rested in the advances in, and applications of, software engineering for distri- ted applicationdevelopment. Concerningthe technologies,the workshopfocused on “Java-related” technologies. It was an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. Allpaperssubmittedtothisworkshopwerereviewedbyatleasttwomembers of the International Program Committee. Acceptance was based primarily on originality and contribution. We selected, for these post-workshop proceedings, 14 papers, amongst 29 submitted, two tutorials, and one keynote talk. FIDJI2003aimedatpromotingascienti?capproachtosoftwareengineering. The scope of the workshop included the following topics: – design of distributed Java applications – Java-related technologies – software and system architecture engineering and development methodo- gies – development methodologies for UML – development methodologies for reliable distributed systems – component-based development methodologies – managementofevolutions/iterationsintheanalysis,design,implementation, and test phases – dependability support during system life-cycles – managing inconsistencies during application development – atomicity and exception handling in system development – software architectures, frameworks, and design patterns for developing d- tributed systems – integration of formal techniques in the development process – formal analysis and grounding of modeling notation and techniques (e. g. , UML, metamodeling) – supporting the security requirements of distributed applications in the - velopment process – refactoring methods – industrial and academic case studies – development and analysis tools The organization of such a workshop represents an important amount of work.

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age

Educating College and University Students Online

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age

From the Introduction: This book will be useful to those just now contemplating an online program for their institution. The examples included in this book provide the practical food for thought that should precede and stoke strategic planning. For further information on a particular program, the authors have generously included their e-mail addresses with their biographical information. We hope the programs described in this book provide some modicum of inspiration and guidance as you travel into the realm of online information literacy instruction.

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Statistical and Scientific Database Management

Fourth International Working Conference SSDBM, Rome, Italy, June 21-23, 1988. Proceedings

Statistical and Scientific Database Management

The Fourth International Working Conference on Statistical and Scientific Data Base Management (IV SSDBM) held on June 21-23, 1988 in Rome, Italy, continued the series of conferences initiated in California in December 1981. The purpose of this conference was to bring together database researchers, users and system builders, working in this specific field, to discuss the particular points of interest, to propose new solutions to the problems of the domain and to expand the topics of the previous conferences, both from the theoretical and from the applicational point of view. The papers of four scientific sessions dealt with the following topics: knowledge base and expert system, data model, natural language processing, query language, time performance, user interface, heterogeneous data classification, storage constraints, automatic drawing, ranges and trackers, and arithmetic coding. Two other special sessions presented work on progress papers on geographical data modelling, spatial database queries, user interface in an Object Oriented SDB, interpretation of queries, graphical query language and knowledge browsing front ends. The conference also had three invited papers on topics of particular interest such as "Temporal Data", "Statistical Data Management Requirements" and "Knowledge Based Decision Support Systems", included in this volume. The introductory paper by M. Rafanelli provides both an introduction to the general concepts helpful to people outside the field and a survey of all the papers in these Proceedings. Furthermore, there were three open panels. Papers by the chairmen, contributions of the panelists and a summary of the respective discussions are included in this volume, too.

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Information And The Professional Scientist And Engineer

Information And The Professional Scientist And Engineer

Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in sci-tech librarianship! Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer examines how electronic resources have affected the ways engineers and scientists seek, use, and communicate information vital to their research and development needs. Information specialists working in academic, corporate, government, and organization libraries discuss the changes in user behavior as academics in science and engineering fields rely more and more on the Internet and online journals. The book provides unique insight into the specific educational needs of college and university students as librarians and department faculty determine appropriate instruction for science and engineering classes. Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer addresses the distinctions among various science and engineering fields, types of libraries, communities of users, and users within a field or discipline. Within these discussions, librarians also examine the differences between commercial and academic databases, and between personal or group subscriptions to database services, print, and online journals. The book also addresses Geographic Information Systems users through a study of the interconnection among disciplines associated with GIS. Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer includes bibliographies that provide valuable information resources, reviews of pertinent web sites, tables, figures, and interviews while addressing: the information-seeking behavior of chemists, geologists, pharmacists, botanists, and zoologists the case for an engineering knowledge community online bibliographic sources in hydrology a practical guide to finding physical properties of chemicals new reference works in science and technology new age e-journals, indexes, and services Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer is a unique resource for librarians and other information specialists, science and engineering faculty and students, and academic administrators.

Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

4th International Joint Conference, IC3K 2012, Barcelona, Spain, October 4-7, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 4th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, IC3K, held in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2012. The 29 best papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 347 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge discovery and information retrieval; knowledge engineering and ontology development; knowledge management and information sharing.

Advances in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology II

Advances in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology II

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 International Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ICASET 2014), July 28-29, 2014, Qingdao, China. The 393 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Materials Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Chapter 2: Biomaterials, Medicine, Biotechnologies and Pharmaceutics, Chapter 3: Industrial, Dynamics, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering and Processing, Measurement and Instrumentation, Chapter 4: Products and Systems Design, Modelling and Simulation, Intelligent Automation and Control Systems, Chapter 5: Signal and Image Processing, Intelligent Recognition, Intelligent Algorithms and Methods, Сomputational Mathematics, Chapter 6: Information Technology and Networks Applications, Data Management and Software, Internet and Communications Technologies, Chapter 7: Environmental Engineering and Resource Development, Chapter 8: Management, Economics, Social, Logistics and Engineering Management, Chapter 9: New Technologies in Engineering Education and Teaching

Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education

Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education

Stay on top with the latest developments in scientific and technical journal publications! In Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education, experts in the academic community propose cost-effective alternatives to commercial publications in the face of increased journal prices and reduced budgets. This book discusses recent technological innovations that can maintain the needs of researchers who need to stay on the cutting edge of science and technology as well as scholars who must be published and peer-reviewed in order to achieve tenure and promotion. This text also examines the latest developments in information retrieval that will effectively cut time and costs for academic researchers in the library. Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education focuses on the need for the academic community to accept new, economical methods of producing and making available publications such as peer reviews, research papers, letters, technical and experiment reports, preprints, and conference papers. This volume also emphasizes that scientists and engineers—whether graduate students or professionals—must have access to the latest relevant research in their fields and rely on libraries to provide it. Several chapters in this book examine the problem areas of information technology that will need to be fixed, such as bottlenecks to the flow of information, difficulties using information retrieval systems, and the challenges with archiving electronic journals. Using research and case studies, this book offers strategies for obtaining benefits such as: more efficient and inexpensive ways to access and navigate information more cost-effective means of authentication and quality control new initiative programs in electronic theses and dissertations to assist graduate students increased dissemination and access for conference papers at significantly less cost alternative and more effective approaches for solving underlying problems within the scholarly communication circuit of scientists activities for librarians to help expand utilization of digital technologies at the local level accurate and reliable retrieval of citation data from online sources Using Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education, you can play an important role in improving the means and methods in this area of academics. This important guide will help librarians, science and engineering faculty and students, researchers, and publishers maintain funding, improve efficiency, and offer new methods for scientific studies.