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Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. (Wikipedia.org)






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2018 11th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI)

The HSI conference will cover research topics related to the traditional combination of hardware, software and human factors as well as theories and methods of psychology, and communication. The conference will focus not only on theories but also on practical insights related to Human System Interaction. HSI is widely applicable to all types of human activity including manufacturing, transport, supply chain, medical treatment , personal care (aged care, the elderly , the disabled), tele-health, education, business, government, the household and remote monitoring and control. Additionally, there are many new research areas open to Human System Interaction. During the conference we would like to inspire and provoke the audience to work on new ideas and solutions that could become standards for future Human System Interaction applications.

  • 2017 10th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    The HSI2017 conference covers both theory and applications in all the area of human system interaction. The topics of interests include, but are not limited to:- Artificial Intelligence- Human Machine Interaction- Education and Training- Cyber Security in HSI- Sociological ad Psychological Aspects of HSI- Cyber Physical Systems- Human Space Computing- Internet of Things and Smart Homes- Health Care and Assistive Devices- Extreme Interfaces- Humanity in Wireless Mesh Network- Vehicular System- Multimedia Human Communication- Personal Communication System- Personal Mobile Ad-hoc System- Wearable Network and System- Network Control and Management- Security, Privacy and Trust- Human Dependable System- Multi-agent System and Applications

  • 2016 9th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    Rapid improvement of information and computation technologies leads to the extending and boosting of human system interaction. A large variety of human activities are supported with the development of HSI in aspects of manufacturing, education, business, health and management. International Conference series on Human System Interactions have been serving as a platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences in interactions between human and systems.

  • 2015 8th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    The HSI conference will cover research topics related to the traditional combination of hardware, software and human factors as well as theories and methods of psychology, and communication. The conference will focus not only on theories but also on practical insights related to Human System Interaction. HSI is widely applicable to all types of human activity including manufacturing, transport, supply chain, medical treatment , personal care (aged care, the elderly , the disabled), tele-health, education, business, government, the household and remote monitoring and control. Additionally, there are many new research areas open to Human System Interaction. During the conference we would like to inspire and provoke the audience to work on new ideas and solutions that could become standards for future Human System Interaction applications.

  • 2014 7th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    Rapid changes of information technologies lead to boosting the strength and efficiency of human activity. These technologies have an influence on every particular area of human life, including education, science, business, leisure time, entertainment, state administration, health care. Human life is greatly dependent on these systems

  • 2013 6th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    Rapid changes of information technologies lead to boosting the strength and efficiency of human activity. These technologies have an influence on every particular area of human life, including education, science, business, leisure time, entertainment, state administration, health care. Human life is greatly dependent on these systems

  • 2012 5th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    The conference covers theory, design and application of human-system interactions in the areas of science, education, business, industry, services, humanity, environment, health, and government.

  • 2011 4th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    The recent development of computational technologies contributes to introducing intelligent and interactive systems for supporting and extending human activities. International Conference series on Human System Interactions have been providing a platform for interdisciplinarily exchanging ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences in interactions between human and systems.

  • 2010 3rd International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    Rapid changes of information technologies lead to boosting the strength and efficiency of human activity. These technologies have an influence on every particular area of human life, including education, science, business, leisure time, entertainment, state administration, health care. Human life is greatly dependent on these systems efficiency and performance. HSI conference has been prepared as a platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences in interactions between man and these s

  • 2009 2nd Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)

    Computers are today integrant parts of our life, embedded in more and more devices, objects, and systems. So the interactions between Human and Computers has evolved toward interactions between Human and Systems including the larger range of ubiquitous, pervasive computing. Human Systems Interaction 2009 aims to represent a meeting point for different communities, where to share experience and knowledge related to the interaction of human beings with such a broader range of systems.

  • 2008 Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)


2018 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

HRI is a highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchersin robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior,anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2017 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    The conference serves as the primary annual meeting for researchers in the field of human-robot interaction. The event will include a main papers track and additional sessions for posters, demos, and exhibits. Additionally, the conference program will include a full day of workshops and tutorials running in parallel.

  • 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    This conference focuses on the interaction between humans and robots.

  • 2015 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a single -track, highly selective annual conference that showcases the very bestresearch and thinking in human -robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary,reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificialintelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2014 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human -robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2013 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a single -track, highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2012 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2011 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    Robot companions Lifelike robots Assistive (health & personal care) robotics Remote robots Mixed initiative interaction Multi-modal interaction Long-term interaction with robots Awareness and monitoring of humans Task allocation and coordination Autonomy and trust Robot-team learning User studies of HRI Experiments on HRI collaboration Ethnography and field studies HRI software architectures HRI foundations Metrics for teamwork HRI group dynamics.

  • 2010 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    TOPICS: Robot companions, Lifelike robots, Assistive (health & personal care) robotics, Remote robots, Mixed initiative interaction, Multi-modal interaction, Long-term interaction with robots, Awareness and monitoring of humans, Task allocation and coordination, Autonomy and trust, Robot-team learning, User studies of HRI, Experiments on HRI collaboration, Ethnography and field studies, HRI software architectures

  • 2009 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    * Robot companions * Lifelike robots * Assistive (health & personal care) robotics * Remote robots * Mixed initiative interaction * Multi-modal interaction * Long-term interaction with robots * Awareness and monitoring of humans * Task allocation and coordination * Autonomy and trust * Robot-team learning * User studies of HRI * Experiments on HRI collaboration * Ethnography and field studies * HRI software architectures

  • 2008 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    Robot companions Lifelike robots Assistive (health & personal care) robotics Remote robots Mixed initiative interaction Multi-modal interaction Long-term interaction with robots Awareness and monitoring of humans Task allocation and coordination Autonomy and trust Robot-team learning User studies of HRI Experiments on HRI collaboration Ethnography and field studies HRI software architectures HRI foundations Metrics for teamwork HRI group dynamics Individual vs. group HRI

  • 2007 2nd Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)


2018 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID)

Cluster Computing, Grid Computing, Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing


2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


2018 41st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronicsand Microelectronics (MIPRO)

Computer in Technical Systems, Intelligent Systems, Distributed Computing and VisualizationSystems, Communication Systems, Information Systems Security, Digital Economy, Computersin Education, Microelectronics, Electronic Technology, Education


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Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWP Letters) will be devoted to the rapid electronic publication of short manuscripts in the technical areas of Antennas and Wireless Propagation.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Video A/D and D/A, display technology, image analysis and processing, video signal characterization and representation, video compression techniques and signal processing, multidimensional filters and transforms, analog video signal processing, neural networks for video applications, nonlinear video signal processing, video storage and retrieval, computer vision, packet video, high-speed real-time circuits, VLSI architecture and implementation for video technology, multiprocessor systems--hardware and software-- ...


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Accessibility analysis of North Eastern India Region websites for persons with disabilities

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry University, India', u'full_name': u'Abid Ismail'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry University, India', u'full_name': u'K S Kuppusamy'}] 2016 International Conference on Accessibility to Digital World (ICADW), 2016

Web accessibility refers to the process of making the web resources accessible to all types of users including persons with disabilities, without any barriers. It also benefit others including elderly persons and people in specific circumstances which leads to situation based disability. Hence the idea of universal design is gaining attention in the digital ecosystem. This paper provides insights into ...


E-accessibility supports researchers with disabilities

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'School of Engineering, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Steinberggasse 13, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland', u'full_name': u'Alireza Darvishy'}] 2017 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility (ICTA), 2017

This paper introduces different barriers encountered by researchers and lecturers with disabilities or chronic health conditions (RWDs) in academia, as well as requirements for an inclusive ICT environment in order to overcome these barriers (work in progress). These barriers were identified by carrying out interviews with RWDs and focus groups. While some of the barriers are similar to barriers faced ...


Accessibility analysis of e-governance oriented mobile applications

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India', u'full_name': u'V. Balaji'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India', u'full_name': u'K.S. Kuppusamy'}] 2016 International Conference on Accessibility to Digital World (ICADW), 2016

Mobile applications are increasingly becoming integral part of our daily activity list. These applications are enhancing the comfort in consuming the services rendered in the digital ecosystem. Nonetheless the accessibility of these applications to persons with disabilities has inherent barriers. This paper analyses the accessibility of e-governance based mobile applications for persons with disabilities. The accessibility study has been carried ...


Investigating accessibility problems of Arabic PDF documents

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia', u'full_name': u'Ameera M. AlMasoud'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia', u'full_name': u'Hend S. Al-Khalifa'}] Fourth International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility (ICTA), 2013

Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are increasingly being used to disseminate files over the web. PDF is a file format that is independent of the application used to create it. In order to make such file format universally accessible, it needs to follow certain standards defined by W3C. Yet, not all PDF files are equally accessible, especially for blind people. ...


Accessibility evaluation using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia', u'full_name': u'Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd Isa'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia', u'full_name': u'Ahmad Iqbal Hakim Suhaimi'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia', u'full_name': u'Nadhirah Ariffrn'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia', u'full_name': u'Nurul Fatimah Ishak'}, {u'author_order': 5, u'affiliation': u'Universiti Kuala Lumpur 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur', u'full_name': u'Nadilah Mohd Ralim'}] 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering (i-USEr), 2016

The Homestay websites in Malaysia are gaining popularity, locally and abroad. Thus, it is imperative that it should be designed by using the proper accessibility guidelines However, the current accessibility state of the Homestay websites in Malaysia is still unknown. The main objective of this research is to investigate the accessibility of Homestay websites in Malaysia. There are 328 samples ...


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  • Crowdsourcing Accessibility: Human-Powered Access Technologies

    Crowdsourcing Accessibility: Human-Powered Access Technologies outlines the dimensions of human-powered access technologies. While people with disabilities often make use of assistance from companions and others around them when they have an access problem, there are a number of advantages to creating scalable technology to replicate and extend this type of interaction with remote assistants. Doing this effectively, however, involves making a number of decisions and is more complicated than it appears. Not only are more people potentially involved, each with their own expectations and needs, but their contributions must be effectively coordinated, managed, and rewarded. Crowdsourcing Accessibility: Human-Powered Access Technologies looks at the growth of online human support, outlines a number of projects in this space, and presents a set of challenges and opportunities for this work going forward.

  • Accessibility of Broadband Telecommunication Services by Various Segments of the American Population

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Prior Studies That Addressed Access to the Internet, Objectives, Data, Basic Estimation Model, Testable Hypotheses, Results, Policy Implications, Appendix: Sample Selection—Stratified Sampling, Notes

  • Universal Service in Times of Reform: Affordability and Accessibility of Telecommunication Services in Latin America

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Theoretical Framework, Methodology, Countries Overview, Comparative Analysis of Trends, Policy Implications, Acknowledgments, Notes, References

  • Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities: An Introduction for Web Developers

    There are four main categories of disabilities that affect a person's ability to use the web: mobility, including inability to operate a keyboard/mouse; deaf including diminished hearing; blind, including partial vision; and disability associated with cognition and learning. This chapter overviews the major aspects of the web-accessibility issue for web developers. First, it explains the benefits of making sites accessible: increased readership and the ability to take advantage of new technologies as they are introduced. Next, it explains some of the major reasons web developers offer for not making their sites accessible. Then, the chapter reviews the relevant laws regarding web access, focusing on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and discusses efforts being made by Microsoft and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and others, to encourage accessibility. Finally, it describes major resources that web developers might consult to assist them in making their sites accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Microcontroller Education: Do it Yourself, Reinvent the Wheel, Code to Learn

    Microcontroller education has experienced tremendous change in recent years. This book attempts to keep pace with the most recent technology while holding an opposing attitude to the <i>No Need to Reinvent the Wheel</i> philosophy. The choice strategies are in agreement with the employment of today's flexible and low-cost <i>Do-It-Yourself (DYI)</i> microcontroller hardware, along with an embedded C programming approach able to be adapted by different hardware and software development platforms. Modern embedded C compilers employ built- in features for keeping programs short and manageable and, hence, speeding up the development process. However, those features eliminate the reusability of the source code among diverse systems. The recommended programming approach relies on the motto <i>Code More to Learn Even More</i>, and directs the reader toward a low-level accessibility of the microcontroller device. The examples addressed herein are designed to meet the demands of <i>Electrical & Electronic Engineering</i> discipline, where the microcontroller learning processes definitely bear the major responsibility. The programming strategies are in line with the two virtues of C programming language, that is, the adaptability of the source code and the low-level accessibility of the hardware system.

  • Exploring Context in Information Behavior: Seeker, Situation, Surroundings, and Shared Identities

    The field of human information behavior runs the gamut of processes from the realization of a need or gap in understanding, to the search for information from one or more sources to fill that gap, to the use of that information to complete a task at hand or to satisfy a curiosity, as well as other behaviors such as avoiding information or finding information serendipitously. Designers of mechanisms, tools, and computer-based systems to facilitate this seeking and search process often lack a full knowledge of the context surrounding the search. This context may vary depending on the job or role of the person; individual characteristics such as personality, domain knowledge, age, gender, perception of self, etc.; the task at hand; the source and the channel and their degree of accessibility and usability; and the relationship that the seeker shares with the source. Yet researchers have yet to agree on what context really means. While there have been various research studies incorporating context, and biennial conferences on context in information behavior, there lacks a clear definition of what context is, what its boundaries are, and what elements and variables comprise context. In this book, we look at the many definitions of and the theoretical and empirical studies on context, and I attempt to map the conceptual space of context in information behavior. I propose theoretical frameworks to map the boundaries, elements, and variables of context. I then discuss how to incorporate these frameworks and variables in the design of research studies on context. We then arrive at a unified definition of context. This book should provide designers of search systems a better understanding of context as they seek to meet the needs and demands of information seekers. It will be an important resource for researchers in Library and Information Science, especially doctoral students looking for one resource that covers an exhaustive range of the most current literature related to context, the best selection of classics, and a synthesis of these into theoretical frameworks and a unified definition. The book should help to move forward research in the field by clarifying the elements, variables, and views that are pertinent. In particular, the list of elements to be considered, and the variables associated with each element will be extremely useful to researchers wanting to include the influences of context in their studies.

  • Analysis and Visualization of Citation Networks

    Citation analysis—the exploration of reference patterns in the scholarly and scientific literature—has long been applied in a number of social sciences to study research impact, knowledge flows, and knowledge networks. It has important information science applications as well, particularly in knowledge representation and in information retrieval. Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in citation analysis to help address research, management, or information service issues such as university rankings, research evaluation, or knowledge domain visualization. This renewed and growing interest stems from significant improvements in the availability and accessibility of digital bibliographic data (both citation and full text) and of relevant computer technologies. The former provides large amounts of data and the latter the necessary tools for researchers to conduct new types of large-scale citation analysis, even without special access to special data collections. Exciting new developments are emerging this way in many aspects of citation analysis. This book critically examines both theory and practical techniques of citation network analysis and visualization, one of the two main types of citation analysis (the other being evaluative citation analysis). To set the context for its main theme, the book begins with a discussion of the foundations of citation analysis in general, including an overview of what can and what cannot be done with citation analysis (Chapter 1). An in-depth examination of the generally accepted steps and procedures for citation network analysis follows, including the concepts and techniques that are associated with each step (Chapter 2). Individual issues that are particularly important in citation network analysis are then scrutinized, namely: field delineation and data sources for citation analysis (Chapter 3); disambiguation of names and references (Chapter 4); and visualization of citation networks (Chapter 5). Sufficient technical detail is provided in each chapter so the book can serve as a practical how-to guide to conducting citation network analysis and visualization studies. While the discussion of most of the topics in this book applies to all types of citation analysis, the structure of the text and the details of procedures, examples, and tools covered here are geared to citation network analysis rather than evaluative citation analysis. This conscious choice was based on the authors’ observation that, compared to evaluative citation analysis, citation network analysis has not been covered nearly as well by dedicated books, despite the fact that it has not been subject to nearly as much severe criticism and has been substantially enriched in recent years with new theory and techniques from research areas such as network science, social network analysis, or information visualization.

  • Key Issues Regarding Digital Libraries: Evaluation and Integration

    This is the second book based on the 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) approach to digital libraries (DLs). Leveraging the first volume, on Theoretical Foundations, we focus on the key issues of evaluation and integration. These cross-cutting issues serve as a bridge for those interested in DLs, connecting the introduction and formal discussion in the first book, with the coverage of key technologies in the third book, and of illustrative applications in the fourth book. These two topics have central importance in the DL field, allowing it to be treated scientifically as well as practically. In the scholarly world, we only really understand something if we know how to measure and evaluate it. In the Internet era of distributed information systems, we only can be practical at scale if we integrate across both systems and their associated content. Evaluation of DLs must take place atmultiple levels,so we can address the different entities and their associated measures. Thus, for digital objects, we assess accessibility, pertinence, preservability, relevance, significance, similarity, and timeliness. Other measures are specific to higher-level constructs like metadata, collections, catalogs, repositories, and services.We tie these together through a case study of the 5SQual tool, which we designed and implemented to perform an automatic quantitative evaluation of DLs. Thus, across the Information Life Cycle, we describe metrics and software useful to assess the quality of DLs, and demonstrate utility with regard to representative application areas: archaeology and education. Though integration has been a challenge since the earliest work on DLs, we provide the first comprehensive 5S-based formal description of the DL integration problem, cast in the context of related work. Since archaeology is a fundamentally distributed enterprise, we describe ETANADL, for integrating Near Eastern Archeology sites and information. Thus, we show how 5S-based modeling can lead to integrated services and content. While the first book adopts a minimalist and formal approach to DLs, and provides a systematic and functional method to design and implement DL exploring services, here we broaden to practical DLs with richer metamodels, demonstrating the power of 5S for integration and evaluation.

  • Integrated Modeling for Location Analysis

    Delivery of products and services relies on well-managed operations. In designing large-scaled supply chain and service systems, locations of key facilities are critical decisions as these facilities form the backbone of operations of these systems. Integrated Modeling for Location Analysis develops analytical methodologies to inform the planning decisions for evaluating and selecting siting plans for facilities that ensure both convenient provision of products and services by customers and users and efficient operations. Facility location and network design has long been an integral topic of study in operations management. Earlier research focused mainly on a strategic view of accessibility and operational costs but often neglects the impacts of future tactical and operational activities to be conducted in the network, and optimizes objectives that do not fully reflect the long-term performance of the facility network. In an attempt to rectify this shortcoming, researchers have proposed an integrated modeling approach that enhances the classical models by jointly considering strategic, tactical and operational activities in facility systems. As shown in a series of recent research, this integrated modeling approach can potentially deliver new insights into facility location problems in a variety of contexts. Integrated Modeling for Location Analysis reviews some important concepts in this emerging stream of literature. Integrated Modeling for Location Analysis is aimed to serve as a reference for readers who like to develop their own models but are less familiar with this line of research. Furthermore, this monograph reviews a number of applications of this research, including both applications in supply chain contexts and other emerging domains like sustainable transportation, energy, and health care.

  • Contextual Search: A Computational Framework

    The growing availability of data in electronic form, the expansion of the World Wide Web and the accessibility of computational methods for large-scale data processing have allowed researchers in Information Retrieval (IR) to design systems which can effectively and efficiently constrain search within the boundaries given by context, thus transforming classical search into contextual search. Contextual Search: A Computational Framework introduces contextual search within a computational framework based on contextual variables, contextual factors and statistical models. It describes how statistical models can process contextual variables to infer the contextual factors underlying the current search context. It also provides background to the subject by: placing it among other surveys on relevance, interaction, context, and behaviour; providing a description of the contextual variables used for implementing the statistical models which represent and predict relevance and contextual factors; and providing an overview of the evaluation methodologies and findings relevant to this subject. Contextual Search: A Computational Framework is a highly recommended read, both for beginners who are embarking on research in this area and as a useful reference for established IR researchers.



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