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              Automated Planning: Theory & Practice
               

              Automated Planning: Theory & Practice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nau, Dana; Ghallab, Malik; Traverso, Paolo

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              Automated planning technology now plays a significant role in a variety of demanding applications, ranging from controlling space vehicles and robots to playing the game of bridge. These real-world applications create new opportunities for synergy between theory and practice: obs...erving what works well in practice leads to better theories of planning, and better theories lead to better performance of practical applications. Automated Planning mirrors this dialogue by offering a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on both the theory and practice of automated planning. The book goes well beyond classical planning, to include temporal planning, resource scheduling, planning under uncertainty, and modern techniques for plan generation, such as task decomposition, propositional satisfiability, constraint satisfaction, and model checking. The authors combine over 30 years experience in planning research and development to offer an invaluable text to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. *Comprehensively explains paradigms for automated planning. *Provides a thorough understanding of theory and planning practice, and how they relate to each other. *Presents case studies of applications in space, robotics, CAD/CAM, process control, emergency operations, and games. *Provides a thorough understanding of AI planning theory and practice, and how they relate to each other. *Covers all the contemporary topics of planning, as well as important practical applications of planning, such as model checking and game playing. *Presents case studies and applications in planning engineering, space, robotics, CAD/CAM, process control, emergency operations, and games.*Provides lecture notes, examples of programming assignments, pointers to downloadable planning systems and related information online.
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              ISBN 9781493303700
              Released NZ 28 May 2004
              Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
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              Series Morgan Kaufmann Series in Artificial Intelligence
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              Pca with Readings in Computer Architecture
               

              Pca with Readings in Computer Architecture (General merchandise / Other)

              Created by Press, Academic

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              ISBN 9781558606500
              Released NZ 7 Sep 1999
              Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
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              Motion-Based Game Design: How to Design Quality Movement Games for Wii, Kinect, and Move
               

              Motion-Based Game Design: How to Design Quality Movement Games for Wii, Kinect, and Move (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Isbister, Katherine

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              Everyday gameplay was already revolutionized by the introduction of the Wii, and in the last year, the rapid growth of multi-touch platforms, and the introduction of the Sony Move and the Xbox Kinect, have brought movement-based games into the limelight as a growing market opport...unity. Yet, there is little or no information circulating for developers and designers about how best to design movement-based mechanics. Each team goes through expensive trial and error, as they work to adapt existing properties and genres and/or to invent new ones. There is a great need for a book that brings together what is already known about movement design, both in general, and for the specific target platforms, to help reduce risk and increase the likelihood of successful design. The book will include interviews with developers who have faced the challenges outlined in the book, and who have developed commercially successful and award winning titles. The companion web site will include video clips of play of the movement game examples from the book, to better illustrate the concepts. --Author, Katherine Isbister is uniquely qualified to write this book. She studies movement mechanics and their effects on players in her lab, presents this work at GDC and Human Computer Interaction conferences. Her lab's work has been featured in Wired.com and National Public Radio's Science Friday show. --No books available yet on movement-based games. We will be first to market on this growing and important emerging category of games. --Practical advice for designers on what work well in movement game design, based on real-world social science research and lab work. The book demonstrates a perfect mix of lab tested, practical advice, combined with case studies across many genres and platforms. --Companion web site offers video clips of play of the movement game examples from the book, to better illustrate the concepts.
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              ISBN 9780124158702
              Released NZ 29 May 2013
              Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
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              Visual Computing for Medicine: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications
               

              Visual Computing for Medicine: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Preim, Bernhard; Bartz, Dirk

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              Visualization in Medicine is the first book on visualization and its application to problems in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book describes the algorithms, the applications and their validation (how reliable are the results?), and the clinical evaluation of th...e applications (are the techniques useful?). It discusses visualization techniques from research literature as well as the compromises required to solve practical clinical problems. The book covers image acquisition, image analysis, and interaction techniques designed to explore and analyze the data. The final chapter shows how visualization is used for planning liver surgery, one of the most demanding surgical disciplines. The book is based on several years of the authors' teaching and research experience. Both authors have initiated and lead a variety of interdisciplinary projects involving computer scientists and medical doctors, primarily radiologists and surgeons. * A core field of visualization and graphics missing a dedicated book until now* Written by pioneers in the field and illustrated in full color* Covers theory as well as practice
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              ISBN 9781493300853
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2007
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              Series Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics
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              Networks on Chips: Technology and Tools
               

              Networks on Chips: Technology and Tools (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By De Micheli, Giovanni; Edited by Benini, Luca

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              The design of today's semiconductor chips for various applications, such as telecommunications, poses various challenges due to the complexity of these systems. These highly complex systems-on-chips demand new approaches to connect and manage the communication between on-chip pro...cessing and storage components and networks on chips (NoCs) provide a powerful solution. This book is the first to provide a unified overview of NoC technology. It includes in-depth analysis of all the on-chip communication challenges, from physical wiring implementation up to software architecture, and a complete classification of their various Network-on-Chip approaches and solutions. * Leading-edge research from world-renowned experts in academia and industry with state-of-the-art technology implementations/trends* An integrated presentation not currently available in any other book* A thorough introduction to current design methodologies and chips designed with NoCs
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              ISBN 9781493300822
              Released NZ 4 Aug 2006
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              Moving Objects Databases
               

              Moving Objects Databases (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hartmut Guting, Ralf; Schneider, Markus

              • RRP: $276.50
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              The current trends in consumer electronics--including the use of GPS-equipped PDAs, phones, and vehicles, as well as the RFID-tag tracking and sensor networks--require the database support of a specific flavor of spatio-temporal databases. These we call Moving Objects Databases. ...Why do you need this book? With current systems, most data management professionals are not able to smoothly integrate spatio-temporal data from moving objects, making data from, say, the path of a hurricane very difficult to model, design, and query. Whether your field is geology, national security, urban planning, mobile computing, or almost anything in between, this book s concepts and techniques will help you solve the data management problems associated with this kind of data. + Focuses on the modeling and design of data from moving objects--such as people, animals, vehicles, hurricanes, forest fires, oil spills, armies, or other objects--as well as the storage, retrieval, and querying of that very voluminous data.+ Demonstrates through many practical examples and illustrations how new concepts and techniques are used to integrate time and space in database applications.+ Provides exercises and solutions in each chapter to enable the reader to explore recent research results in practice. Click here to view more details on Moving Objects Databases (Preface, TOC, Chapter 1, References, etc.).
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              ISBN 9781493300099
              Released NZ 30 Aug 2005
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              An Introduction to Ray Tracing
               

              An Introduction to Ray Tracing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Glassner, Andrew S.

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              The creation of ever more realistic 3-D images is central to the development of computer graphics. The ray tracing technique has become one of the most popular and powerful means by which photo-realistic images can now be created. The simplicity, elegance and ease of implementati...on makes ray tracing an essential part of understanding and exploiting state-of-the-art computer graphics.An Introduction to Ray Tracing develops from fundamental principles to advanced applications, providing how-to procedures as well as a detailed understanding of the scientific foundations of ray tracing. It is also richly illustrated with four-color and black-and-white plates. This is a book which will be welcomed by all concerned with modern computer graphics, image processing, and computer-aided design. Key Features* Provides practical how-to information* Contains high quality color plates of images created using ray tracing techniques* Progresses from a basic understanding to the advanced science and application of ray tracing
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              ISBN 9781493300501
              Released NZ 15 Jun 1989
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              Distributed Systems Architecture: A Middleware Approach
               

              Distributed Systems Architecture: A Middleware Approach (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Puder, Arno; Romer, Kay; Pilhofer, Frank

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              Middleware is the bridge that connects distributed applications across different physical locations, with different hardware platforms, network technologies, operating systems, and programming languages. This book describes middleware from two different perspectives: from the vie...wpoint of the systems programmer and from the viewpoint of the applications programmer. It focuses on the use of open source solutions for creating middleware and the tools for developing distributed applications. The design principles presented are universal and apply to all middleware platforms, including CORBA and Web Services. The authors have created an open-source implementation of CORBA, called MICO, which is freely available on the web. MICO is one of the most successful of all open source projects and is widely used by demanding companies and institutions, and has also been adopted by many in the Linux community. * Provides a comprehensive look at the architecture and design of middlewarethe bridge that connects distributed software applications* Includes a complete, commercial-quality open source middleware system written in C++* Describes the theory of the middleware standard CORBA as well as how to implement a design using open source techniques
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              ISBN 9781493303601
              Released NZ 7 Dec 2005
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              Cache and Memory Hierarchy Design: A Performance Directed Approach
               

              Cache and Memory Hierarchy Design: A Performance Directed Approach (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Przybylski, Steven A.

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              An authoritative book for hardware and software designers. Caches are by far the simplest and most effective mechanism for improving computer performance. This innovative book exposes the characteristics of performance-optimal single and multi-level cache hierarchies by approachi...ng the cache design process through the novel perspective of minimizing execution times. It presents useful data on the relative performance of a wide spectrum of machines and offers empirical and analytical evaluations of the underlying phenomena. This book will help computer professionals appreciate the impact of caches and enable designers to maximize performance given particular implementation constraints.
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              ISBN 9781493303502
              Released NZ 14 Jan 1991
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              Optimizing Compilers for Modern Architectures: A Dependence-Based Approach
               

              Optimizing Compilers for Modern Architectures: A Dependence-Based Approach (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Allen, Randy; Kennedy, Ken

              • RRP: $387.99
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              Modern computer architectures designed with high-performance microprocessors offer tremendous potential gains in performance over previous designs. Yet their very complexity makes it increasingly difficult to produce efficient code and to realize their full potential. This landma...rk text from two leaders in the field focuses on the pivotal role that compilers can play in addressing this critical issue.The basis for all the methods presented in this book is data dependence, a fundamental compiler analysis tool for optimizing programs on high-performance microprocessors and parallel architectures. It enables compiler designers to write compilers that automatically transform simple, sequential programs into forms that can exploit special features of these modern architectures.The text provides a broad introduction to data dependence, to the many transformation strategies it supports, and to its applications to important optimization problems such as parallelization, compiler memory hierarchy management, and instruction scheduling. The authors demonstrate the importance and wide applicability of dependence-based compiler optimizations and give the compiler writer the basics needed to understand and implement them. They also offer cookbook explanations for transforming applications by hand to computational scientists and engineers who are driven to obtain the best possible performance of their complex applications.The approaches presented are based on research conducted over the past two decades, emphasizing the strategies implemented in research prototypes at Rice University and in several associated commercial systems. Randy Allen and Ken Kennedy have provided an indispensable resource for researchers, practicing professionals, and graduate students engaged in designing and optimizing compilers for modern computer architectures. * Offers a guide to the simple, practical algorithms and approaches that are most effective in real-world, high-performance microprocessor and
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              ISBN 9781493303540
              Released NZ 17 Oct 2001
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