Handbook of Research on Nature Inspired Computing for Economics and Management Book

Handbook of Research on Nature Inspired Computing for Economics and Management


  • Author : Rennard, Jean-Philippe
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2006-09-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1066
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591409854

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Handbook of Research on Nature Inspired Computing for Economics and Management Excerpt :

"This book provides applications of nature inspired computing for economic theory and practice, finance and stock-market, manufacturing systems, marketing, e-commerce, e-auctions, multi-agent systems and bottom-up simulations for social sciences and operations management"--Provided by publisher.

Chapters I   XXVI  Book

Chapters I XXVI


  • Author : Jean-Philippe Rennard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:255536303

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Programming Multicore and Many core Computing Systems Book

Programming Multicore and Many core Computing Systems


  • Author : Sabri Pllana
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-02-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470936900

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Programming multi-core and many-core computing systems Sabri Pllana, Linnaeus University, Sweden Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain Provides state-of-the-art methods for programming multi-core and many-core systems The book comprises a selection of twenty two chapters covering: fundamental techniques and algorithms; programming approaches; methodologies and frameworks; scheduling and management; testing and evaluation methodologies; and case studies for programming multi-core and many-core systems. Program development for multi-core processors, especially for heterogeneous multi-core processors, is significantly more complex than for single-core processors. However, programmers have been traditionally trained for the development of sequential programs, and only a small percentage of them have experience with parallel programming. In the past, only a relatively small group of programmers interested in High Performance Computing (HPC) was concerned with the parallel programming issues, but the situation has changed dramatically with the appearance of multi-core processors on commonly used computing systems. It is expected that with the pervasiveness of multi-core processors, parallel programming will become mainstream. The pervasiveness of multi-core processors affects a large spectrum of systems, from embedded and general-purpose, to high-end computing systems. This book assists programmers in mastering the efficient programming of multi-core systems, which is of paramount importance for the software-intensive industry towards a more effective product-development cycle. Key features: Lessons, challenges, and roadmaps ahead. Contains real world examples and case studies. Helps programmers in mastering the efficient programming of multi-core and many-core systems. The book serves as a reference for a larger audience of practitioners, young researchers and graduate level students. A basic level of programming knowledge is required to use this book.

Handbook of Research Methods on Trust Book

Handbook of Research Methods on Trust


  • Author : Fergus Lyon
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857932013

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'A tour-de-force of trust research methodologies, from surveys methods to critical incidents to hermeneutics. . . will prove invaluable to trust researchers of every stripe.' Aks Zaheer, University of Minnesota, US 'This book fills an important gap. The burgeoning field of trust research has employed a wide variety of definitions and methods, but until the appearance of this Handbook there was no comprehensive overview of them. Its contributions, many written by leading international experts, cover conceptual issues as well as qualitative and quantitative methods. The editors are all working at the frontiers of trust research and in this Handbook they have compiled an indispensable source of reference for years to come.' John Child, University of Birmingham, UK 'This is the right book at the right time. Central to the advancement of research on trust is the need to address a host of methodological, empirical, and analytical challenges. This Handbook provides a vital resource for doing so and holds the promise of infusing the literature with novel and enhanced approaches for studying and understanding trust. Researchers new to the field as well as established experts will find a wealth of insights contained herein.' Bill McEvily, University of Toronto, Canada The Handbook of Research Methods on Trust provides an authoritative in-depth consideration of quantitative and qualitative methods for empirical study of trust in the social sciences. As this topic has matured, a growing number of practical approaches and techniques has been utilised across the broad, multidisciplinary community of trust research, providing both insights and challenges. This unique Handbook draws together a wealth of research methods knowledge gained by trust researchers into one essential volume. The contributors examine different methodological issues and particular methods, as well as share their experiences of what works, what does not work, challenges and innovations. Identifying innovative

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence  11th International Conference Book

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 11th International Conference


  • Author : Sigeru Omatu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 563
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319075938

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Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 11th International Conference Excerpt :

The 11th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2014 (DCAI 2014) is a forum to present applications of innovative techniques for studying and solving complex problems. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both the academic and industrial sector is essential to facilitate the development of systems that can meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s society. The present edition brings together past experience, current work and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application in order to provide efficient solutions to real problems. This year’s technical program presents both high quality and diversity, with contributions in well-established and evolving areas of research (Algeria, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom), representing a truly “wide area network” of research activity. DCAI'14 Special Sessions have been a very useful tool in order to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the participating community. Special Sessions that emphasize on multi-disciplinary and transversal aspects, such as AI-driven methods for Multimodal Networks and Processes Modeling and Multi-Agents Macroeconomics have been especially encouraged and welcome. This symposium is organized by the Bioinformatics, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Research Group (http://bisite.usal.es/) of the University of Salamanca. The present edition was held in Salamanca, Spain, from 4th to 6th June 2014.

Natural Computing in Computational Finance Book

Natural Computing in Computational Finance


  • Author : Anthony Brabazon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-10-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642233364

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Natural Computing in Computational Finance Excerpt :

This book follows on from Natural Computing in Computational Finance Volumes I, II and III. As in the previous volumes of this series, the book consists of a series of chapters each of which was selected following a rigorous, peer-reviewed, selection process. The chapters illustrate the application of a range of cutting-edge natural computing and agent-based methodologies in computational finance and economics. The applications explored include option model calibration, financial trend reversal detection, enhanced indexation, algorithmic trading, corporate payout determination and agent-based modeling of liquidity costs, and trade strategy adaptation. While describing cutting edge applications, the chapters are written so that they are accessible to a wide audience. Hence, they should be of interest to academics, students and practitioners in the fields of computational finance and economics. which was selected following a rigorous, peer-reviewed, selection process. The chapters illustrate the application of a range of cutting-edge natural computing and agent-based methodologies in computational finance and economics. The applications explored include option model calibration, financial trend reversal detection, enhanced indexation, algorithmic trading, corporate payout determination and agent-based modeling of liquidity costs, and trade strategy adaptation. While describing cutting edge applications, the chapters are written so that they are accessible to a wide audience. Hence, they should be of interest to academics, students and practitioners in the fields of computational finance and economics. The applications explored include option model calibration, financial trend reversal detection, enhanced indexation, algorithmic trading, corporate payout determination and agent-based modeling of liquidity costs, and trade strategy adaptation. While describing cutting edge applications, the chapters are written so that they are accessible to a wide audience. Hence, they

Handbook on the History of Economic Analysis Volume III Book

Handbook on the History of Economic Analysis Volume III


  • Author : Gilbert Faccarello
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785365065

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Handbook on the History of Economic Analysis Volume III Excerpt :

This unique troika of Handbooks provides indispensable coverage of the history of economic analysis. Edited by two of the foremost academics in the field, the volumes gather together insightful and original contributions from scholars across the world. The encyclopaedic breadth and scope of the original entries will make these Handbooks an invaluable source of knowledge for all serious students and scholars of the history of economic thought.

Agent Based Models for Economic Policy Advice Book

Agent Based Models for Economic Policy Advice


  • Author : Blake LeBaron
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110508840

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Agent Based Models for Economic Policy Advice Excerpt :

This special issue of the Journal of Economics and Statistics is devoted to the use of agent-based models for economic policy advice. It presents a collection of research papers in different fields of applications. Special emphasis is laid on discussing the potential and possible limitations of agent-based models for economic policy advice. The editorial provides an overview on the role of agent-based modeling in economic policy referring also to the papers presented. Furthermore, it highlights the strength of the approach, i.e., the explicit microfoundation and the modeling of heterogenous agents. Finally, we also report on current limitations of the method with regard to economic policy advice and point at some areas deserving further research.

Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization Book

Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization


  • Author : Wang, John
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2014-02-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 2754
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466652033

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Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization Excerpt :

As the age of Big Data emerges, it becomes necessary to take the five dimensions of Big Data- volume, variety, velocity, volatility, and veracity- and focus these dimensions towards one critical emphasis - value. The Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization confronts the challenges of information retrieval in the age of Big Data by exploring recent advances in the areas of knowledge management, data visualization, interdisciplinary communication, and others. Through its critical approach and practical application, this book will be a must-have reference for any professional, leader, analyst, or manager interested in making the most of the knowledge resources at their disposal.

The Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology Book

The Elgar Companion to Recent Economic Methodology


  • Author : J. B. Davis
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857938077

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Economic methodology has traditionally been associated with logical positivism in the vein of Milton Friedman, Karl Popper, Imre Lakatos and Thomas Kuhn. However, the emergence and proliferation of new research programs in economics have stimulated many novel developments in economic methodology. This impressive Companion critically examines these advances in methodological thinking, particularly those that are associated with the new research programs which challenge standard economic methodology. Bringing together a collection of leading contributors to this new methodological thinking, the authors explain how it differs from the past and point towards further concerns and future issues. The recent research programs explored include behavioral and experimental economics, neuroeconomics, new welfare theory, happiness and subjective well-being research, geographical economics, complexity and computational economics, agent-based modeling, evolutionary thinking, macroeconomics and Keynesianism after the crisis, and new thinking about the status of the economics profession and the role of the media in economics. This important compendium will prove invaluable for researchers and postgraduate students of economic methodology and the philosophy of economics. Practitioners in the vanguard of new economic thinking will also find plenty of useful information in this path-breaking book.

Problems  Methods and Tools in Experimental and Behavioral Economics Book

Problems Methods and Tools in Experimental and Behavioral Economics


  • Author : Kesra Nermend
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319991870

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Problems Methods and Tools in Experimental and Behavioral Economics Excerpt :

These proceedings highlight research on the latest trends and methods in experimental and behavioral economics. Featuring contributions presented at the 2017 Computational Methods in Experimental Economics (CMEE) conference, which was held in Lublin, Poland, it merges findings from various domains to present deep insights into topics such as game theory, decision theory, cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The fields of experimental economics and behavioral economics are rapidly evolving. Modern applications of experimental economics require the integration of know-how from disciplines including economics, computer science, psychology and neuroscience. The use of computer technology enhances researchers’ ability to generate and analyze large amounts of data, allowing them to use non-standard methods of data logging for experiments such as cognitive neuronal methods. Experiments are currently being conducted with software that, on the one hand, provides interaction with the people involved in experiments, and on the other helps to accurately record their responses. The goal of the CMEE conference and the papers presented here is to provide the scientific community with essential research on and applications of computer methods in experimental economics. Combining theories, methods and regional case studies, the book offers a valuable resource for all researchers, scholars and policymakers in the areas of experimental and behavioral economics.

Collaborative Research Design Book

Collaborative Research Design


  • Author : Per Vagn Freytag
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811050084

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This book articulates and interconnects a range of research methods for the investigation of business management processes. It introduces new directions that both recognise the business community as stakeholders in the research process and seek to include them in that process. The book presents a range of contemporary research methods with particular focus on those that allow insights into business managers’ thoughts and behaviours. It includes fresh views on traditional research designs, for example new approaches to using literature reviews, experiments, interviews and observation studies. It also considers cutting-edge research methods, such as the use of vignettes, workshops, improvisation and theatre, as well as computer-based simulation. In addition to discussing new approaches to data capture and data generation, it presents new methods of data analysis by considering various forms of models and modelling, new forms of computer-aided text analysis and innovative approaches to data display. Finally, the book provides a link between the philosophical underpinnings of research and the different research methods presented. This is often neglected but undertaking the knowledge-generating journey that is research includes having a view on reality and marrying this to beliefs about how the reality to be investigated can be best expedited.

Computer Simulations and the Changing Face of Scientific Experimentation Book

Computer Simulations and the Changing Face of Scientific Experimentation


  • Author : Eckhart Arnold
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443849951

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Computer Simulations and the Changing Face of Scientific Experimentation Excerpt :

Computer simulations have become a central tool for scientific practice. Their use has replaced, in many cases, standard experimental procedures. This goes without mentioning cases where the target system is empirical but there are no techniques for direct manipulation of the system, such as astronomical observation. To these cases, computer simulations have proved to be of central importance. The question about their use and implementation, therefore, is not only a technical one but represents a challenge for the humanities as well. In this volume, scientists, historians, and philosophers join to examine computer simulations in scientific practice. One central aim of the volume is to provide a multi-perspective view on the topic. Therefore, the text includes philosophical studies on computer simulations, as well as case studies from simulation practice, and historical studies of the evolution of simulations as a research method. The theoretical studies in this book discuss the epistemological relation between simulations and experiments as well as the empirical or non-empirical status of data resulting from computer simulations. The role of simulations in current scientific practice is examined in the cases of astronomy, system biology, nanoscale research, and in the pharmaceutical industry. The historical perspective is brought in by examining the rise of supercomputing as well as the exploding number of published simulation studies in some scientific fields. The book concludes with critical reflections on the potential, limitations, and failures of computer simulations.