Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Engineering and Innovative Applications Book

Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Engineering and Innovative Applications

  • Author : Jeffrey Tweedale
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-12-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642420177

Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Engineering and Innovative Applications Excerpt :

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2012, held in San Sebastian, Spain, in September 2012. The 21 revised papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 254 submissions. Topics of interest include the exploitation of AI techniques, most recent research in information technologies and dynamic ontologies.

Engineering for Sustainable Development Book

Engineering for Sustainable Development

  • Author : International Centre for Engineering Education
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231004377

Engineering for Sustainable Development Excerpt :

The report highlights the crucial role of engineering in achieving each of the 17 SDGs. It shows how equal opportunities for all is key to ensuring an inclusive and gender balanced profession that can better respond to the shortage of engineers for implementing the SDGs. It provides a snapshot of the engineering innovations that are shaping our world, especially emerging technologies such as big data and AI, which are crucial for addressing the pressing challenges facing humankind and the planet. It analyses the transformation of engineering education and capacity-building at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that will enable engineers to tackle the challenges ahead. It highlights the global effort needed to address the specific regional disparities, while summarizing the trends of engineering across the different regions of the world.

Advanced Research in Technologies  Information  Innovation and Sustainability Book

Advanced Research in Technologies Information Innovation and Sustainability

  • Author : Teresa Guarda
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-17
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 741
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030902414

Advanced Research in Technologies Information Innovation and Sustainability Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Advanced Research in Technologies, Information, Innovation and Sustainability, ARTIIS 2021, held in La Libertad, Ecuador, in November 2021. The 53 full papers and 2 short contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 155 submissions. The volume covers a variety of topics, such as computer systems organization, software engineering, information storage and retrieval, computing methodologies, artificial intelligence, and others. The papers are logically organized in the following thematic blocks: ​Computing Solutions; Data Intelligence; Ethics, Security, and Privacy; Sustainability.

Technological  Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies  Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development Book

Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development

  • Author : Nobre, Farley Simon
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2011-09-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613501665

Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development Excerpt :

Innovation involves a set of processes which support the production and transformation of knowledge into new processes, technologies and products, goods and services, and provide an organization with particular strengths and value relative to other firms. In such a view, innovation is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable competitive advantage. Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies: Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development investigates the impact of knowledge management, information systems, finance, organizational networks, internationalization, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability on an organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable advantage. This book provides research and practice for graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as business firms with different technological, managerial, and organizational perspectives. Further Description from the Editors: This book represents the culmination of an international project to compile inter-disciplinary research that most contributes to innovation. More specifically, this book is about innovation in firms, industries, nations and society. It speaks to professionals and researchers who want to improve their understanding of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. The Editors’ goal is to foster cross-pollination among researchers. To this aim, the Editors have selected and assembled 35 chapters that illustrate multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and empiric results on innovation and the roles of Sustainability, Organizational Networks, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, R&D&T (Research, Development and Technology) Management, Marketing, Finance, Internationalization, and Information Systems in the organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable development. Innovation involves processes, organizational elements (or resources), and Organizational Abilities (OA) that support the production and t

Innovation For Sustainability Book

Innovation For Sustainability

  • Author : Mammo Muchie
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9780798303460

Innovation For Sustainability Excerpt :

The innovation system theory has to deal with climate change as it generates the intellectual tools to promote development. A unified innovation system theory that integrates the eradication of threats to nature with the promotion of development is critically important to advance an original pedigree and trajectory of epistemology. Africa must learn and appreciate the costs to itself from the way Europe industrialised. It can neither follow nor imitate the European pattern of industrialisation. It has to include in its own development agenda both the meeting of social needs and choosing a path of development that would not bring ecological harm in the process. The African innovation system has to evolve in a nature protecting - rather than hurting - system; in addition, social needs must be met rather than exacerbating the social inequalities path of development.

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering Book

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering

  • Author : Jude Hemanth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030257972

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering Excerpt :

This book presents the fundamentals and advances in the field of data visualization and knowledge engineering, supported by case studies and practical examples. Data visualization and engineering has been instrumental in the development of many data-driven products and processes. As such the book promotes basic research on data visualization and knowledge engineering toward data engineering and knowledge. Visual data exploration focuses on perception of information and manipulation of data to enable even non-expert users to extract knowledge. A number of visualization techniques are used in a variety of systems that provide users with innovative ways to interact with data and reveal patterns. A variety of scalable data visualization techniques are required to deal with constantly increasing volume of data in different formats. Knowledge engineering deals with the simulation of the exchange of ideas and the development of smart information systems in which reasoning and knowledge play an important role. Presenting research in areas like data visualization and knowledge engineering, this book is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers in the field. Each chapter is self-contained and offers an in-depth analysis of real-world applications. It discusses topics including (but not limited to) spatial data visualization; biomedical visualization and applications; image/video summarization and visualization; perception and cognition in visualization; visualization taxonomies and models; abstract data visualization; information and graph visualization; knowledge engineering; human–machine cooperation; metamodeling; natural language processing; architectures of database, expert and knowledge-based systems; knowledge acquisition methods; applications, case studies and management issues: data administration issues and knowledge; tools for specifying and developing data and knowledge bases using tools based on communication aspects involved in implementing, d

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development Book

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development

  • Author : S. I. Ashmarina
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030908430

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development Excerpt :

This book contains contributions from the international conference "Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development," organized by three Russian universities on June 17-18, 2021. By presenting international research on various sustainability issues, it includes topics such as current trends in industrial and agricultural development, innovations in the construction and transport sectors, problems concerning the financing of innovative activities and governmental support for innovations, and engineering competences and skills in the era of new technologies. It also covers the economic, environmental, and informational aspects of sustainable development in the context of innovations. Finally, the book addresses theoretical and practical aspects by studying the phenomenon of sustainability and engineering development in terms of comparing international experiences. It provides significant value for scientists, teachers, and students of higher educational institutions, and specialists, who are researching sustainable development issues in the era of engineering innovations.

CIB Proceedings 2015  Going north for sustainability  Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development Book

CIB Proceedings 2015 Going north for sustainability Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development

  • Author : Prof. Charles Egbu
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326479510

CIB Proceedings 2015 Going north for sustainability Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development Excerpt :

This International Conference is about sustainability in its wider sense. It is an important area of discourse, as it pertains to how we work and how we lead our lives while considering the lives and workplaces of future generations. The conference particularly sets out to explore some of the developments and challenges taking place in academia and industry in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The conference is entitled "Going north for sustainability". The North signifies progress in technology, education and other areas of human endeavour to many people. Progress requires that people learn across continents and cultures.

Green Engineering Book

Green Engineering

  • Author : Riadh Habash
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351650700

Green Engineering Excerpt :

This is a primary text project that combines sustainability development with engineering entrepreneurship and design to present a transdisciplinary approach to modern engineering education. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions of concepts in sustainability, its principles, and its relevance to environment, economy, and society. It can be read by all engineers regardless of their disciplines as well as by engineering students as they would be future designers of products and systems. This book presents a flexible organization of knowledge in various fields, which allows to be used as a text in a number of courses including for example, engineering entrepreneurship and design, engineering innovation and leadership, and sustainability in engineering design

System Innovation for Sustainability 1 Book

System Innovation for Sustainability 1

  • Author : Arnold Tukker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351280181

System Innovation for Sustainability 1 Excerpt :

Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) was adopted as a priority area during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 and has since become one of the main vehicles for targeting international sustainability policy. Sustainable consumption focuses on formulating equitable strategies that foster the highest quality of life, the efficient use of natural resources, and the effective satisfaction of human needs while simultaneously promoting equitable social development, economic competitiveness, and technological innovation. But this is a complex topic and, as the challenges of sustainability grow larger, there is a need to re-imagine how SCP policies can be formulated, governed and implemented. The EU-funded project "Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges" (SCORE!) consists of around 200 experts in the field of sustainable innovation and sustainable consumption. The SCORE! philosophy is that innovation in SCP policy can be achieved only if experts that understand business development, (sustainable) solution design, consumer behaviour and system innovation policy work together in shaping it. Sustainable technology design can be effective only if business can profitably make the products and consumers are attracted to them. To understand how this might effectively happen, the expertise of systems thinkers must be added to the mix. System Innovation for Sustainability 1 is the first result of a unique positive confrontation between experts from all four communities. It examines what SCP is and what it could be, provides a state-of-the-art review on the governance of change in SCP policy and looks at the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches. The SCORE! experts are working with actors in industry, consumer groups and eco-labelling organisations in the key consumption areas of mobility, food and agriculture, and energy use and housing – responsible for 70% of the life-cycle environmental impacts of Western societies – with t

Knowledge  Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations Book

Knowledge Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations

  • Author : Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319748818

Knowledge Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations Excerpt :

This volume explores the ways in which knowledge and innovation impact business and economic sustainability, offering a wide-ranging and richly illustrated study of knowledge, innovation and sustainability of organizations from a dynamic capabilities perspective. In organizational theory, dynamic capability is defined as an organization’s ability to react and adapt adequately and rapidly to external change. In today’s global economy, pursuing sustainable strategies and practices is critical to organizational success. Complying with externally and internally imposed sustainability targets might initially appear as a restriction for organizations; however, they can be transformed into a new set of opportunities. This means that the classic ways in which management absorbs the experiences associated with evolving conditions, organizational frameworks and markets must be reconsidered in light of the preservation of the technological, environmental and social ecosystems. Featuring research and case studies from sectors such as NGOs, SMEs, education and agriculture, this book offers students, academics, practitioners and policymakers a multi-faceted understanding of how and why knowledge, innovation and sustainability are intricately linked—and offers insight into best practices that balance organizational and societal needs.

Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability Book

Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability

  • Author : Yael Helfman Cohen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319339979

Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability Excerpt :

Presenting a novel biomimetic design method for transferring design solutions from nature to technology, this book focuses on structure-function patterns in nature and advanced modeling tools derived from TRIZ, the theory of inventive problem-solving. The book includes an extensive literature review on biomimicry as an engine of both innovation and sustainability, and discusses in detail the biomimetic design process, current biomimetic design methods and tools. The structural biomimetic design method for innovation and sustainability put forward in this text encompasses (1) the research method and rationale used to develop and validate this new design method; (2) the suggested design algorithm and tools including the Find structure database, structure-function patterns and ideality patterns; and (3) analyses of four case studies describing how to use the proposed method. This book offers an essential resource for designers who wish to use nature as a source of inspiration and knowledge, innovators and sustainability experts, and scientists and researchers, amongst others.

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems Book

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems

  • Author : K. Matthias Weber
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-12-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540272984

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems Excerpt :

Here is a dialog among worldwide experts across disciplines concerning theoretical frameworks and practical experiences to guide research and policy "towards environmental innovation systems". The contributors explore new directions of research at the border of two research traditions: systems of innovation and environmental innovations. The text examines the four main components of environmental innovation systems: conceptual foundations, empirical experiences, strategic approaches, and experiences with policy instruments.

Knowledge Management  Innovation and Big Data Book

Knowledge Management Innovation and Big Data

  • Author : Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039280087

Knowledge Management Innovation and Big Data Excerpt :

The evolution of knowledge management theory and the special emphasis on human and social capital sets new challenges for knowledge-driven and technology-enabled innovation. Emerging technologies including big data and analytics have significant implications for sustainability, policy making, and competitiveness. This edited volume promotes scientific research into the potential contributions knowledge management can make to the new era of innovation and social inclusive economic growth. We are grateful to all the contributors of this edition for their intellectual work. The organization of the relevant debate is aligned around three pillars: SECTION A. DATA, KNOWLEDGE, HUMAN AND SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR INNOVATION We elaborate on the new era of knowledge types and the emerging forms of social capital and their impact on technology-driven innovation. Topics include: · Social Networks · Smart Education · Social Capital · Corporate Innovation · Disruptive Innovation · Knowledge integration · Enhanced Decision-Making. SECTION B. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & BIG DATA ENABLED INNOVATION In this section, knowledge management and big data applications and systems are presented. Selective topic include: · Crowdsourcing Analysis · Natural Language Processing · Data Governance · Knowledge Extraction · Ontology Design Semantic Modeling SECTION C. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT In the section, the debate on the impact of knowledge management and big data research to sustainability is promoted with integrative discussion of complementary social and technological factors including: · Big Social Networks on Sustainable Economic Development · Business Intelligence

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II Book

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II

  • Author : Allen H. Hu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811311963

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II Excerpt :

This 2-volume book covers the state-of-the-art of the research and practices on eco-design. It covers the latest topics in the field: e.g. global eco-design management, big data in eco-design, social perspectives in eco-design; as well as emphasizing the developments in emerging economies such as Asian countries. Eco-design of products and product-related services are indispensable to realize the circular economy and to increase resource efficiencies of our society. Eco-design practices are necessary both in developed countries and developing countries. The book chapters are contributed by the worldwide authors, especially authors from East Asian countries, European countries, and Southeast Asian countries, and contains selected presentations at the EcoDesign2017 symposium (10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing). The second volume focus on assessment and management, including topics such as sustainable manufacturing and End of Life (EOL) management, sustainability assessment, policy and regulations and Incentives for eco-design.