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GLOBECOM 2016 - 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference

IEEE GLOBECOM is one of two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society, together with IEEE ICC. Each year the conference attracts about 3000 submitted scientific papers. A technical program committee of more than 1,500 experts provides more than 10,000 reviews, and from this a small fraction of the submitted papers are accepted for publication and presentation at the conference. The conference meets once a year in North America and attracts roughly 2000 leading scientists and researchers and industry leaders from all around the world. IEEE GLOBECOM is therefore one of the most significant scientific events of the networking and communications community, a must-attend event for scientists and researchers from industry and academia.


IGARSS 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

The Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields using conferences, education and other resources. Its fields of interest are the theory, concepts and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information.

  • IGARSS 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    GRSS seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields. IGARSS begins with a plenary session and tutorials on the most up-to-date topics. Paper, panel and poster sessions will be scheduled. The exhibit hall features the latest in geoscience instruments, equipment, software, publications, and scientific programs.

  • IGARSS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    GRSS seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields. IGARSS begins with a plenary session and tutorials on the most up-to-date topics. Paper, panel and poster sessions will be scheduled. The exhibit hall features the latest in geoscience instruments, equipment, software, publications, and scientific programs.

  • IGARSS 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    Remote Sensing Techniques and Applications.

  • IGARSS 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    To gather world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing to meet and present their latest activities. Nearly 1900 participants from all over the world attended technical sessions, tutorials, exhibits and social activities at the 2010 event in Hawaii.

  • IGARSS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    Remote Sensing techniques and applications

  • IGARSS 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

    The programme for Cape Town will have several special sessions, in addition to maintaining continuity of traditional GRSS themes. IGARSS 2009 will celebrate ten years of MODIS Earth observations, and five years of the GEOSS programme. On the technical side, special sessions on microsatellites will be organized. In terms of African development, several sessions on applications will address disaster preparedness and response, global change and adaptation, good governance and role of RS in health.


2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2014 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2013 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2012 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2012 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2011 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    (FIE) Conference is a major international conference devoted to improvements in computer science, engineering, and technology (CSET) education. FIE 2008 continues a long tradition of disseminating educational research results and innovative practices in CSET education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments in CSET education, and interacting with colleagues.

  • 2009 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    FIE is a major international conference devoted to improvements in computer science, engineering and technology (CSET) education. FIE continues a loong tradition of disseminating educational research results and innovative practices in CSET education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments in CSET education, and interacting with colleagues.

  • 2008 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

  • 2007 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    Globalization has dramatically changed engineering. Global engineering teams design products for global markets. Knowledge has no borders in a world where information flow is digitalized and sent worldwide in seconds. A core requirement of engineering globalization is an understanding of how the different cultures of the global marketplace shape product development, mult-national engineering teams, and consumer expectations. Engineering education must address this issue.

  • 2006 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

  • 2005 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)


2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Many conferences focus on a specific discipline or subject. Although specialization is important, HICSS has chosen to become one of the few general-purpose conferences addressing issues in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, and information systems. The fundamental purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, research results, development activities, and applications. HICSS brings together highly qualified interdisciplinary professionals in an interactive environment.

  • 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

    Now in its 45th year, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is one of the longest-standing continuously running scientific conferences. This conference brings together researchers in an aloha-friendly atmosphere conducive to free exchange of scientific ideas. HICSS offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful with lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion."

  • 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

    HICSS-43 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion." HICSS sessions are comprised primarily of refereed paper presentations; the conference does not host vendor presentations.

  • 2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

    HICSS-43 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion." HICSS sessions are comprised primarily of refereed paper presentations; the conference does not host vendor presentations. The conference operation is funded entirely by registration fees; therefore, HICSS is not able to subsidize registrations or offer reduced fees, nor partial registration


2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

ICALT is an annual international conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning. The scope of the conference is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas among interested practitioners, researchers, developers, maintainers, users and students in the field of Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning.

  • 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

    ICALT is an annual international conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning. The scope of the conference is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas among interested practitioners, researchers, developers, maintainers, users and students in the field of Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning

  • 2010 IEEE 10th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

    ICALT is an annual international conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning organized by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology. After its kick-off as IWALT in Palmerston North, New Zealand (2000), ICALT has been held in New Zealand (2000), Madisson, USA (2001), Kazan, Russia (2002), Athens, Greece(2003), Joensuu, Finland (2004), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2005), Kerkade, The Netherlands (2006), Niigata, Japan (2007), Santander, Spain (2008), Rig

  • 2009 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

    CALT is an annual international conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning organized by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology.

  • 2008 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

    It is unquestionable that technology is a useful tool to enhance the learning process and during the last ICALT conferences significant advances have been presented in this sense. Besides the usual topics of the conference, this edition of the conference aims to explore the role of learning technologies to step forward in the transformation from the information society to a knowledge society where everybody can be benefit from technologies to enhance her learning process

  • 2007 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)

  • 2006 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)


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Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on

Management of technical functions such as research, development, and engineering in industry, government, university, and other settings. Emphasis is on studies carried on within an organization to help in decision making or policy formation for RD&E.


Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on

All telecommunications, including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation, including radio; wire; aerial, underground, coaxial, and submarine cables; waveguides, communication satellites, and lasers; in marine, aeronautical, space, and fixed station services; repeaters, radio relaying, signal storage, and regeneration; telecommunication error detection and correction; multiplexing and carrier techniques; communication switching systems; data communications; communication theory; and wireless communications.




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Mobile phone in Côte d'Ivoire: uses and self-fulfillment

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The widespread uptake of mobile phone technology among Cote d'Ivoire's most disadvantaged populations demonstrates that even within the context of socio- political and economic turmoil - as is the case in Cote d'Ivoire _n_dividuals will combine digital devices with ingenuity or "tactics" (de Certeau, 1990) to "progress". In other words, people's improvement is not necessarily linked to the social and ...


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Kim Seung Seock Proceedings. The 9th Russian-Korean International Symposium on Science and Technology, 2005. KORUS 2005., 2005

In this article, focusing on privatization in developing countries I will survey the role of state capital and object of privatization, analyze the socio-economic influences in developing countries. Seven countries are selected here, as they are representatives in each continent. They are Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia in Asia, Turkey in Middle East and Mexico, Brazil, Chile in Latin America. In conclusion, ...


The Geographical Life of Search

Ricardo Baeza-Yates; Christian Middleton; Carlos Castillo 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, 2009

This article describes a geographical study on the usage of a search engine, focusing on the traffic details at the level of countries and continents. The main objective is to understand from a geographic point of view, how the needs of the users are satisfied, taking into account the geographic location of the host in which the search originates, and ...


Real-time data sharing in an intermodal chain

E. Durr; J. Cooper Pacific Rim TransTech Conference. 1995 Pacific Rim TransTech Conference Proceedings. A Ride into the Future, 1995

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RADARSAT-1 Background Mission data for flood monitoring

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Demonstrates the value of the global SAR data archives that are being generated as RADARSAT-1 satellite baseline acquisitions called the Background Mission. The RADARSAT-1 Background Mission has now completed two years of SAR data collection by means of multi-mode imaging capabilities. With the help of the wide area ScanSAR beam, a first seasonal snapshot of world continents, continental shelves and ...


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Mobile phone in Côte d'Ivoire: uses and self-fulfillment

Osee Kamga 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 2006

The widespread uptake of mobile phone technology among Cote d'Ivoire's most disadvantaged populations demonstrates that even within the context of socio- political and economic turmoil - as is the case in Cote d'Ivoire _n_dividuals will combine digital devices with ingenuity or "tactics" (de Certeau, 1990) to "progress". In other words, people's improvement is not necessarily linked to the social and ...


The political economy of privatization in developing countries

Kim Seung Seock Proceedings. The 9th Russian-Korean International Symposium on Science and Technology, 2005. KORUS 2005., 2005

In this article, focusing on privatization in developing countries I will survey the role of state capital and object of privatization, analyze the socio-economic influences in developing countries. Seven countries are selected here, as they are representatives in each continent. They are Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia in Asia, Turkey in Middle East and Mexico, Brazil, Chile in Latin America. In conclusion, ...


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This article describes a geographical study on the usage of a search engine, focusing on the traffic details at the level of countries and continents. The main objective is to understand from a geographic point of view, how the needs of the users are satisfied, taking into account the geographic location of the host in which the search originates, and ...


Real-time data sharing in an intermodal chain

E. Durr; J. Cooper Pacific Rim TransTech Conference. 1995 Pacific Rim TransTech Conference Proceedings. A Ride into the Future, 1995

Tracing and tracking information availability provides a vital opportunity for intermodal traffic to achieve a competitive edge over road transport. This paper describes the commercially running intermodal information system, CombiCom, on one of Europe's major corridors and treats the business opportunities generated by such a real-time distributed information architecture


RADARSAT-1 Background Mission data for flood monitoring

A. Mahmood; S. Parashar; C. Giguere Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1999. IGARSS '99 Proceedings. IEEE 1999 International, 1999

Demonstrates the value of the global SAR data archives that are being generated as RADARSAT-1 satellite baseline acquisitions called the Background Mission. The RADARSAT-1 Background Mission has now completed two years of SAR data collection by means of multi-mode imaging capabilities. With the help of the wide area ScanSAR beam, a first seasonal snapshot of world continents, continental shelves and ...


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  • Index

    Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software can join a new social community that is based on interest, not location. Global Networks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looks at how -networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from such perspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-cultural communication, and social network design.Contributors: Linda M. Harasim. John Quarterman. Howard Rheingold. Anne Branscomb. Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler. Marvin Manheim. Hiroshi Ishii. Jan Walls. Michael Kirby and Catherine Murray. Andrew Feenberg. Robin Mason. Margaret Riel. Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard. Lucio Teles. Howard Frederick. Mitchell Kapor and Daniel Weitzner. Shumpei Kumon and lzurni Aizu. Robert Jacobson.

  • Power System Control and Estimation in a Competitive Environment

    Electric power grids are machines that span continents, with dynamics that are correspondingly complex. Further complications to the operation of power networks have now arisen in many parts of the world as a consequence of the deregulation and competition underway in the industry. Vertical integration, centralized control, and conservative operation in the past helped ensure stability and reliability in power supply. In a competitive, deregulated environment, in which none of these strategies is feasible, assuring reliability is considerably more difficult. The synchronous ac power grid is a unique entity in that the rotating generators connected to the grid are all dynamically coupled, regardless of geographical or topological separation. Imbalance of generation and consumption has instaneous ripple effects on all generators and loads. In the past, with conservative approaches to power plant operation, power grid loading, and the overall network control, power system behavior was sufficiently well behaved that linear control design proved reasonably effective. Today, nonlinear, decentralized control and optimization techniques are needed. Several new technologies are being explored in this context. High-sampling rate sensors and time synchronization via the global positioning system (GPS) may permit state estimations of greater accuracy. Flexible ac transmission devices (FACTS), especially within the so-called universal power flow controllers, promise substantially greater control over the transmission systems, permitting network operators to route power independently of network impedance characteristics. New algorithmic technologies are also under active investigation, including agent-based modeling and optimization and randomized algorithms.

  • Clouds and Precipitation: Extreme Rainfall and Rain from Shallow Clouds

    This chapter reviews present knowledge on extreme precipitation and moderate rainfall from low-level clouds. Primary focus is on the statistics of precipitation characteristics rather than on a detailed description of individual case studies. First, observed variability of precipitation from low-level clouds and the existing techniques to separate different microphysical stages from remote-sensing measurements are reviewed. Over the tropical areas of Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the global distribution of shallow rainfall exhibits a "butterfly" pattern. This feature encompasses heavily precipitating regions such as the intertropical, south Pacific, and south Atlantic convergence zones (ITCZ, SPCZ, and SACZ, respectively); the northern hemispheric counterpart of SPCZ and SACZ emerges only when shallow rain is isolated. The nature of extreme precipitation varies temporally. On a timescale of about a day, extreme precipitation is associated with synoptic- scale disturbances, including a notable example known as tropical plumes or moist conveyer belt, which could give rise to extreme daily precipitation in downstream arid regions. On an hourly timescale, extreme precipitation is caused by mesoscale moisture convergence, which is so intense that it maintains a continuous overturning of saturated air. Satellite observations imply that the global distribution of extreme precipitation shows a systematic difference from the total rainfall map in terms of, for example, the contrast between land and ocean. The distribution of low-level, precipitation-related latent heating associated with warm rain coincides with the butterfly pattern. Its cohabitation and separation with the deep heating suggests that warm rain plays a role in providing a thick layer of moist static energy source to the convection, and that it is also related to the tropical plumes which cause extr eme precipitation in the semiarid west coasts of continents.

  • III Applications

    Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software can join a new social community that is based on interest, not location. Global Networks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looks at how -networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from such perspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-cultural communication, and social network design.Contributors: Linda M. Harasim. John Quarterman. Howard Rheingold. Anne Branscomb. Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler. Marvin Manheim. Hiroshi Ishii. Jan Walls. Michael Kirby and Catherine Murray. Andrew Feenberg. Robin Mason. Margaret Riel. Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard. Lucio Teles. Howard Frederick. Mitchell Kapor and Daniel Weitzner. Shumpei Kumon and lzurni Aizu. Robert Jacobson.

  • I Overview

    Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software can join a new social community that is based on interest, not location. Global Networks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looks at how -networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from such perspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-cultural communication, and social network design.Contributors: Linda M. Harasim. John Quarterman. Howard Rheingold. Anne Branscomb. Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler. Marvin Manheim. Hiroshi Ishii. Jan Walls. Michael Kirby and Catherine Murray. Andrew Feenberg. Robin Mason. Margaret Riel. Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard. Lucio Teles. Howard Frederick. Mitchell Kapor and Daniel Weitzner. Shumpei Kumon and lzurni Aizu. Robert Jacobson.

  • Contributors

    Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software can join a new social community that is based on interest, not location. Global Networks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looks at how -networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from such perspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-cultural communication, and social network design.Contributors: Linda M. Harasim. John Quarterman. Howard Rheingold. Anne Branscomb. Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler. Marvin Manheim. Hiroshi Ishii. Jan Walls. Michael Kirby and Catherine Murray. Andrew Feenberg. Robin Mason. Margaret Riel. Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard. Lucio Teles. Howard Frederick. Mitchell Kapor and Daniel Weitzner. Shumpei Kumon and lzurni Aizu. Robert Jacobson.

  • Accelerated Many-Core GPU Computing for Physics and Astrophysics on Three Continents

    Graphical processing units (GPUs) have become widely used to accelerate a broad range of applications, including computational physics and astrophysics, image/video processing, engineering simulations, and quantum chemistry. This chapter presents results obtained from GPU clusters with previous generations of GPU accelerators, which have no or very limited double-precision support. It provides an astrophysical N-body application for star clusters and galactic nuclei, which is currently the well-tested and heavily used application. The chapter explains exemplary implementations of parallel codes using many GPUs as accelerators, so combining message passing parallelization with many-core parallelization. It discusses their benchmarks using up to 512 Fermi Tesla GPUs in parallel on the Mole-8.5 hardware of the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPE/CAS) in Beijing, and the Laohu Tesla C1070 cluster of the National Astronomical Observatories of CAS in Beijing and smaller clusters in Germany and in the United States. galactic nuclei; graphics processing units; star clusters

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    Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software can join a new social community that is based on interest, not location. Global Networks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looks at how -networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from such perspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-cultural communication, and social network design.Contributors: Linda M. Harasim. John Quarterman. Howard Rheingold. Anne Branscomb. Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler. Marvin Manheim. Hiroshi Ishii. Jan Walls. Michael Kirby and Catherine Murray. Andrew Feenberg. Robin Mason. Margaret Riel. Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard. Lucio Teles. Howard Frederick. Mitchell Kapor and Daniel Weitzner. Shumpei Kumon and lzurni Aizu. Robert Jacobson.

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    Mining has been entangled with the development of communities in all continents since the beginning of large-scale resource extraction. It has brought great wealth and prosperity, as well as great misery and environmental destruction. Today, there is a greater awareness of the urgent need for engineers to meet the challenge of extracting declining mineral resources more efficiently, with positive and equitable social impact and minimal environmental impact. Many engineering disciplines--from software to civil engineering--play a role in the life of a mine, from its inception and planning to its operation and final closure. The companies that employ these engineers are expected to uphold human rights, address community needs, and be socially responsible. While many believe it is possible for mines to make a profit and achieve these goals simultaneously, others believe that these are contradictory aims. This book narrates the social experience of mining in two very different settings--Papua New Guinea and Western Australia--to illustrate how political, economic, and cultural contexts can complicate the simple idea of "community engagement."

  • Computers, Networks, and Work

    Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the new networking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countries and on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application, and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.Previously limited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, and business communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software can join a new social community that is based on interest, not location. Global Networks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looks at how -networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from such perspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-cultural communication, and social network design.Contributors: Linda M. Harasim. John Quarterman. Howard Rheingold. Anne Branscomb. Lee Sproull and Sara Kiesler. Marvin Manheim. Hiroshi Ishii. Jan Walls. Michael Kirby and Catherine Murray. Andrew Feenberg. Robin Mason. Margaret Riel. Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard. Lucio Teles. Howard Frederick. Mitchell Kapor and Daniel Weitzner. Shumpei Kumon and lzurni Aizu. Robert Jacobson.



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