Modelling Foundations And Applications

Author: Antonio Vallecillo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642314910
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Modelling Foundations And Applications from the Author: Antonio Vallecillo. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications, held in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, in July 2012. The 20 revised full foundations track papers and 10 revised full applications track papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. Papers on all aspects of MDE were received, including topics such as architectural modelling and product lines, code generation, domain-specic modeling, metamodeling, model analysis and verication, model management, model transformation and simulation. The breadth of topics, as well as the high quality of the results presented in these accepted papers, demonstrate the maturity and vibrancy of the field.

European Disposal Operations

Author: H. Lindsey Arison III
Publisher: H. Lindsey Arison III
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European Disposal Operations from the Author: H. Lindsey Arison III. Ticking Time Bomb. Between 1946 and 1990, on the order of 754,975 tons (over 1.5 billion pounds or 684 million kilograms) of chemical weapons were disposed in European waters. At least 21 European Nations are now potentially at risk because of the expected toxic effect on marine life and the food chain. Critical research revealed in over 400 print pages contains 111 images including 23 declassified TOP SECRET, SECRET, CONFIDENTIAL, and RESTRICTED documents, 40 photographs, and 17 maps. Principal Chapters: - Evolution of Plans for the Disposition of Captured Chemical Weapons - Accounting of All Captured Chemical Weapons - Accounting of All Sea-Disposed Chemical Weapons - Locations of the Scuttled Ships - Estimated Total Chemical Warfare Agents Disposed in European Waters - Legal Responsibilities of States - Conclusion and The Imperative for an International Strategy ā€œBottom Lineā€: The environmental and public health problems facing European nations incident to the anticipated release of potentially massive amounts of slowly hydrolyzing nerve and blister agents into the marine environment are more critical and urgent than generally supposed. Increased incidents of human and marine injury in recent years have convinced many the threat of chemical poisons leaking from the deteriorating shells, canisters, and containers on the ocean floor is an imminent and insoluble problem. The fundamental premise of this study is that when the these sea disposals occurred, dumping of toxic CW into the ocean was the preferred disposal method and was not an act of malevolence or ill will. Such dumping was not prohibited and the effect on the environment was simply not considered important at that time. It is therefore not the intent of this book to affix blame or culpability. Rather, a detailed analysis of principal findings underscores the imperative for an international strategy and a proposal for international collaboration and cooperation in addressing the potential problem is advanced.

Scientific And Statistical Database Management

Author: Michael Gertz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642138179
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Scientific And Statistical Database Management from the Author: Michael Gertz. This book constitutes the proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2010, held in Heidelberg, Germany in June/July 2010. The 30 long and 11 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. The topics covered are query processing; scientific data management and analysis; data mining; indexes and data representation; scientific workflow and provenance; and data stream processing.

When Cars Burned Gas The Series Volume 2 The First 100 Days Of The Obama Presidency Revolution Of Hope January 2009

Author: David J. Forgione
ISBN: 0557636361
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When Cars Burned Gas The Series Volume 2 The First 100 Days Of The Obama Presidency Revolution Of Hope January 2009 from the Author: David J. Forgione. This second volume in this series - is a story about what was happening in the U.S. and the world during Obama's first 100 days as the President of the United States. This is a "cliff notes" version of the multitude of events which took place during these 100 days.

Transport Of Water Versus Transport Over Water

Author: Carlos Ocampo-Martinez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319161334
Size: 39.51 MB
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Transport Of Water Versus Transport Over Water from the Author: Carlos Ocampo-Martinez. This book aims at stimulating discussion between researchers working on state of the art approaches for operational control and design of transport of water on the one hand and researchers working on state of the art approaches for transport over water on the other hand. The main contribution of the book as a whole is to present novel perspectives ultimately leading to the management of an envisioned unified management framework taking the recent advances from both worlds as a baseline. The book is intended to be a reference for control-oriented engineers who manage water systems with either or both purposes in mind (transport of water, transport of goods over water). It highlights the possible twofold nature of water projects, where water either acts as primary object of study or as a means. The book is dedicated to comparing and relating to one another different strategies for (operational) management and control of different but strongly related systems in the framework of the water. In that sense, the book presents different approaches treating both the transport of water and transport over water. It compares the different approaches within the same field, highlighting their distinguishing features and advantages according to selected qualitative indices, and demonstrates the interaction and cross-relations between both fields. It will also help to determine the gaps and common points for both fields towards the design of such a unifying framework, which is lacking in the literature. Additionally, the book looks at case studies where the design of modeling/control strategies of either transport of water or transport over water have been proposed, discussed or simulated.

Freight Transport And The Environment

Author: M. Kroon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080875040
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Freight Transport And The Environment from the Author: M. Kroon. In the past few decades, freight transport on roads has grown considerably because of the quick and flexible movement of goods. With an expanding market due to product specialization, there will be an increase in the demand for freight transport. There are however, several negative implications for the environment (air and noise pollution), human health and other more far-reaching phenomena such as acidification, photochemical air pollution and the greenhouse effect. Solutions to this problem are probed in this book including the stimulation of technological breakthroughs, new transport policies and better traffic management. The book provides a survey of present and potential approaches to reconcile the strong need for increasing transport and the necessity to stop the current destruction of natural resources and harm to human health.