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2018 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP)

Communication, Networking and Broadcast TechnologiesFields, Waves and ElectromagneticsPhotonics and optical communicationsSignal Processing and Analysis


2018 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)

IEEE CCNC 2018 will present the latest developments and technical solutions in the areas of home networking, consumer networking, enabling technologies (such as middleware) and novel applications and services. The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, special sessions, business application sessions, tutorials, and demonstration sessions


2018 20th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by GIRI

  • 2017 19th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by

  • 2016 18th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by GiRI.

  • 2015 17th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by GiRI.

  • 2014 16th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    Technology, service, architecture, strategy, and policy in newly emerging system, standard, service, and variety of application on the area of telecommunications. ICACT 2014 provides an open forum for scholar, researcher, engineer, policy maker, network planner, and service provider in the advanced communication technologies.

  • 2013 15th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    Technology, standard, service, architecture, strategy, and policy in newly emerging systems and a variety of applications in the area of communications. ICACT2013 provides an open forum for scholar, researcher, engineer, policy maker, network planner, and service provider in the advanced communications technologies.

  • 2012 14th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    Technology, service, architecture, strategy, and policy in newly emerging systems, standards, service, and a variety of applications in the area of telecommunicatons. ICACT 2012 provides an open forum for scholars, researchers, engineers, policy makers, network planners, and service providers in the advanced communication technologies.

  • 2011 13th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT) provides an open forum for researchers, engineers, policy, network planners, and service providers in the advanced communication technologies. Extensive exchange of information will be provided on newly emerging systems, standards, services, and variety of applications on the area of telecommunications.

  • 2010 12th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    ICACT is an annual conference providing an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners, and service providers in telecommunications. Extensive exchange of information will be provided on newly emerging systems, standards, services, and variety of applications in the area of telecommunications.

  • 2009 11th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    ICACT is an annual conference providing an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners, and service providers in telecommunications. Extensive exchange of information will be provided on newly emerging systems, standards, services, and variety of applications in the area of telecommunications.

  • 2008 10th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2007 9th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2006 8th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2005 7th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2004 6th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)


2018 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

ICPR will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, and on applications of these technologies in various fields

  • 2016 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

    ICPR'2016 will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, and on applications of these technologies in various fields.

  • 2014 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

    ICPR 2014 will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Pattern Recognition; Machine Learning and Computer Vision; and on applications of these technologies in various fields.

  • 2012 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

    ICPR is the largest international conference which covers pattern recognition, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning and their applications. This has been organized every two years by main sponsorship of IAPR, and has recently been with the technical sponsorship of IEEE-CS. The related research fields are also covered by many societies of IEEE including IEEE-CS, therefore the technical sponsorship of IEEE-CS will provide huge benefit to a lot of members of IEEE. Archiving into IEEE Xplore will also provide significant benefit to the all members of IEEE.

  • 2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

    ICPR 2010 will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Computer Vision; Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning; Signal, Speech, Image and Video Processing; Biometrics and Human Computer Interaction; Multimedia and Document Analysis, Processing and Retrieval; Medical Imaging and Visualization.

  • 2008 19th International Conferences on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

    The ICPR 2008 will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Computer vision, Pattern recognition (theory, methods and algorithms), Image, speech and signal analysis, Multimedia and video analysis, Biometrics, Document analysis, and Bioinformatics and biomedical applications.

  • 2002 16th International Conference on Pattern Recognition


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.


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 Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...


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 ...


Communications, IEEE Transactions on

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; and communication theory. In addition to the above, ...


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The Influence of Personal Reading Experience on the Design of Digital Books

[{u'author_order': 1, u'full_name': u'Jihong Zhu'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'Yonghai Yu'}] 2009 International Conference on Management and Service Science, 2009

This article affirmed the diversity and importance of reading experience in the digital reading from the humanities and technology perspective. And then it discusses the psychological influence on digital books and attempts to propose new demands for digital books design.


Measuring the user experience of digital books with children: An eyetracking study of interaction with digital libraries

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia', u'full_name': u'Areej Al-Wabil'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia', u'full_name': u'Ebtisam Alabdulqader'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia', u'full_name': u'Latifa Al-Abdulkarim'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia', u'full_name': u'Nora Al-Twairesh'}] 2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2010

This paper describes a study of measuring the user experience of children in their interaction with digital books. An eye tracking experiment was conducted with eight children to examine their eye movements as they interacted with digital books in two different web sites. Measuring the child's user experience involved emotional ranking surveys, performance metrics, and retrospective probing by replaying videos ...


Interactive sketching in multi-touch digital books. A prototype for technical graphics

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Departamento de Expresi\xf3n Gr\xe1fica en Arquitectura e Ingenier\xeda, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain', u'full_name': u'Jorge de la Torre'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Departamento de Expresi\xf3n Gr\xe1fica en Arquitectura e Ingenier\xeda, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain', u'full_name': u'Jos\xe9 Luis Saor\xedn'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Instituto de Investigaci\xf3n en Bioingenier\xeda y Tecnolog\xeda Orientada, al Ser Humano (I3BH), Universitat Polit\xe8cnica de Val\xe8ncia, Valencia, Spain', u'full_name': u'Manuel Contero'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Engineering Design Graphics, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA', u'full_name': u'Jorge Dorribo-Camba'}] 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2013

In this paper, we present a functional prototype of an interactive multi-touch book with drawing capabilities, intended to enhance the understanding of engineering graphics concepts and improve visualization skills. Our multi- touch book combines textual elements with rich media content and interactive exercises to allow students to practice technical sketching in an environment that simulates traditional paper-based drawings and tools. ...


Evaluating the use of digital stories in the teaching and learning of English

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Associa\xe7\xe3o Brasileira de Culturas, Inglesas', u'full_name': u'Paula Basto Levay'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Programa de P\xf3s-gradua\xe7\xe3o em Gest\xe3o e Tecnologia Aplicada a Educa\xe7\xe3o a Dist\xe2ncia', u'full_name': u'Juliana Regueira Basto Diniz'}] 2016 8th Euro American Conference on Telematics and Information Systems (EATIS), 2016

Recently, the use of mobile devices is a potential alternative as a pedagogical material in many learning contexts. In the English learning and teaching process, new technologies have been contributing for the language acquisition due to the fact that they are tools which students are familiar to. In this context, the aim of this article is to present a study ...


The impact of digital books upon print publishing

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Boson Books/C & M Online Media Inc., USA', u'full_name': u'D. McAllister'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Boson Books/C & M Online Media Inc., USA', u'full_name': u'N. McAllister'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Boson Books/C & M Online Media Inc., USA', u'full_name': u'S. Vivian'}] IEEE 2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS'02). Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology. Proceedings (Cat. No.02CH37293), 2002

This paper examines the concrete impact of digital publishing upon print publishing. The remarkable growth of the Internet is at the core of this impact, as the Internet forms the backbone for much of the digitization of print publishing, from commercial promotional efforts to e-book readers to alliances with education. Additionally, this paper offers short-term speculations-grounded in specific current developments-of ...


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  • Digital Libraries for Cultural Heritage: Development, Outcomes, and Challenges from European Perspectives

    <p>European digital libraries have existed in diverse forms and with quite different functions, priorities, and aims. However, there are some common features of European-based initiatives that are relevant to non-European communities. There are now many more challenges and changes than ever before, and the development rate of new digital libraries is ever accelerating. Delivering educational, cultural, and research resources-especially from major scientific and cultural organizations-has become a core mission of these organizations. Using these resources they will be able to investigate, educate, and elucidate, in order to promote and disseminate and to preserve civilization. Extremely important in conceptualizing the digital environment priorities in Europe was its cultural heritage and the feeling that these rich resources should be open to Europe and the global community.</p> <p>In this book we focus on European digitized heritage and digital culture, and its potential in the digital age. We specifically look at the EU and its approaches to digitization and digital culture, problems detected, and achievements reached, all with an emphasis on digital cultural heritage. We seek to report on important documents that were prepared on digitization; copyright and related documents; research and education in the digital libraries field under the auspices of the EU; some other European and national initiatives; and funded projects.</p> <p>The aim of this book is to discuss the development of digital libraries in the European context by presenting, primarily to non-European communities interested in digital libraries, the phenomena, initiatives, and developments that dominated in Europe. We describe the main projects and their outcomes, and shine a light on the number of challenges that have been inspiring new approaches, cooperative efforts, and the use of research methodology at different stages of the digital libraries development. The specific goals are reflected in the structure of the book, which can be conceived as a guide to several main topics and sub-topics. However, the author’s scope is far from being comprehensive, since the field of digital libraries is very complex and digital libraries for cultural heritage is even moreso.</p>

  • Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra

    Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra describes an approach for modeling digital information and circuitry that is an alternative to Boolean algebra. While the Boolean algebraic model has been wildly successful and is responsible for many advances in modern information technology, the approach described in this book offers new insight and different ways of solving problems. Modeling the bit as a vector instead of a scalar value in the set {0, 1} allows digital circuits to be characterized with transfer functions in the form of a linear transformation matrix. The use of transfer functions is ubiquitous in many areas of engineering and their rich background in linear systems theory and signal processing is easily applied to digital switching circuits with this model. The common tasks of circuit simulation and justification are specific examples of the application of the linear algebraic model and are described in detail. The advantages offered by the new model as compared to traditional methods are emphasized throughout the book. Furthermore, the new approach is easily generalized to other types of information processing circuits such as those based upon multiple-valued or quantum logic; thus providing a unifying mathematical framework common to each of these areas. Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra provides a blend of theoretical concepts and practical issues involved in implementing the method for circuit design tasks. Data structures are described and are shown to not require any more resources for representing the underlying matrices and vectors than those currently used in modern electronic design automation (EDA) tools based on the Boolean model. Algorithms are described that perform simulation, justification, and other common EDA tasks in an efficient manner that are competitive with conventional design tools. The linear algebraic model can be used to implement common EDA tasks directly upon a structural netlist thus avoiding the intermediate step of transforming a circuit description into a representation of a set of switching functions as is commonly the case when conventional Boolean techniques are used. Implementation results are provided that empirically demonstrate the practicality of the linear algebraic model.

  • Reading and Writing the Electronic Book

    Developments over the last twenty years have fueled considerable speculation about the future of the book and of reading itself. This book begins with a gloss over the history of electronic books, including the social and technical forces that have shaped their development. The focus then shifts to reading and how we interact with what we read: basic issues such as legibility, annotation, and navigation are examined as aspects of reading that ebooks inherit from their print legacy. Because reading is fundamentally communicative, I also take a closer look at the sociality of reading: how we read in a group and how we share what we read. Studies of reading and ebook use are integrated throughout the book, but Chapter 5 "goes meta" to explore how a researcher might go about designing his or her own reading-related studies. No book about ebooks is complete without an explicit discussion of content preparation, i.e., how the electronic book is written. Hence, Chapter 6 delves into the underlying representation of ebooks and efforts to create and apply markup standards to them. This chapter also examines how print genres have made the journey to digital and how some emerging digital genres might be realized as ebooks. Finally, Chapter 7 discusses some beyond-the-book functionality: how can ebook platforms be transformed into portable personal libraries? In the end, my hope is that by the time the reader reaches the end of this book, he or she will feel equipped to perform the next set of studies, write the next set of articles, invent new ebook functionality, or simply engage in a heated argument with the stranger in seat 17C about the future of reading. Table of Contents: Preface / Figure Credits / Introduction / Reading / Interaction / Reading as a Social Activity / Studying Reading / Beyond the Book / References / Author Biography

  • Framing Privacy in Digital Collections with Ethical Decision Making

    <p>As digital collections continue to grow, the underlying technologies to serve up content also continue to expand and develop. As such, new challenges are presented whichcontinue to test ethical ideologies in everyday environs of the practitioner. There are currently no solid guidelines or overarching codes of ethics to address such issues. The digitization of modern archival collections, in particular, presents interesting conundrums when factors of privacy are weighed and reviewed in both small and mass digitization initiatives. Ethical decision making needs to be present at the onset of project planning in digital projects of all sizes, and we also need to identify the role and responsibility of the practitioner to make more virtuous decisions on behalf of those with no voice or awareness of potential privacy breaches.</p> <p>In this book, notions of what constitutes private information are discussed, as is the potential presence of such information in both analog and digital collections. This book lays groundwork to introduce the topic of privacy within digital collections by providing some examples from documented real-world scenarios and making recommendations for future research.</p> <p>A discussion of the notion privacy as concept will be included, as well as some historical perspective (with perhaps one the most cited work on this topic, for example, Warren and Brandeis' "Right to Privacy," 1890). Concepts from the The Right to Be Forgotten case in 2014 (Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González) are discussed as to how some lessons may be drawn from the response in Europe and also how European data privacy laws have been applied. The European ideologies are contrasted with the Right to Free Speech in the First Amendment in the U.S., highlighting the complexities in setting guidelines and practices revolving around privacy issues when applied to real life scenarios. Two ethical theories are explored: Consequentialism and Deontological. Finally, ethical decision making models will also be applied to our framework of digital collections. Three case studies are presented to illustrate how privacy can be defined within digital collections in some real-world examples.</p>

  • Information Verification in the Digital Age: The News Library Perspective

    <p>This book will contemplate the nature of our participatory digital media culture, the diversity of actors involved, and how the role of the news librarian has evolved—from information gatekeeper to knowledge networker, collaborating and facilitating content creation with print and broadcast media professionals. It will explore how information professionals assist in the newsroom, drawing on the author's experiential knowledge as an embedded research librarian in the media industry. The past decade has seen significant changes in the media landscape. Large media outlets have traditionally controlled news and information flows, with everyone obtaining news via these dominant channels. In the digital world, the nature of what constitutes news has changed in fundamental ways. Social media and technologies such as crowdsourcing now play a pivotal role in how broadcast media connects and engages with their audiences. <p></p> The book will focus on news reporting in the age of social media, examining the significance of verification and evaluating social media content from a journalistic and Information Science (IS) perspective. With such an emphasis on using social media for research, it is imperative to have mechanisms in place to make sure that information is authoritative before passing it on to a client as correct and accurate. Technology innovation and the 24/7 news cycle are driving forces compelling information professionals and journalists alike to adapt and learn new skills. The shift to tablets and smartphones for communication, news, and entertainment has dramatically changed the library and media landscape. Finally, we will consider automated journalism and examine future roles for news library professionals in the age of digital social media.</p>

  • Embedded Systems Interfacing for Engineers using the Freescale HCS08 Microcontroller II: Digital and Analog Hardware Interfacing

    The vast majority of computers in use today are encapsulated within other systems. In contrast to general-purpose computers that run an endless selection of software, these embedded computers are often programmed for a very specific, low-level and often mundane purpose. Low-end microcontrollers, costing as little as one dollar, are often employed by engineers in designs that utilize only a small fraction of the processing capability of the device because it is either more cost-effective than selecting an application- specific part or because programmability offers custom functionality not otherwise available. Embedded Systems Interfacing for Engineers using the Freescale HCS08 Microcontroller is a two-part book intended to provide an introduction to hardware and software interfacing for engineers. Building from a comprehensive introduction of fundamental computing concepts, the book suitable for a first course in computer organization for electrical or computer engineering students with a minimal background in digital logic and programming. In addition, this book can be valuable as a reference for engineers new to the Freescale HCS08 family of microcontrollers. The HCS08 processor architecture used in the book is relatively simple to learn, powerful enough to apply towards a wide-range of interfacing tasks, and accommodates breadboard prototyping in a laboratory using freely available and low-cost tools. In Part II: Digital and Analog Hardware Interfacing, hardware and software interfacing concepts are introduced. The emphasis of this work is on good hardware and software engineering design principles. Device drivers are developed illustrating the use of general-purpose and special-purpose digital I/O interfaces, analog interfaces, serial interfaces and real-time I/O processing. The hardware side of each interface is described and electrical specifications and related issues are considered. The first part of the book provides the programming skills necessary to implement the software in this part. Table of Contents: Introduction to the MC9S08QG4/8 Hardware / Analog Input / Serial Communication / Real-Time I/O Processing

  • Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 1 Electronic Devices and Circuit Applications

    This book, Electronic Devices and Circuit Application, is the first of four books of a larger work, Fundamentals of Electronics. It is comprised of four chapters describing the basic operation of each of the four fundamental building blocks of modern electronics: operational amplifiers, semiconductor diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors. Attention is focused on the reader obtaining a clear understanding of each of the devices when it is operated in equilibrium. Ideas fundamental to the study of electronic circuits are also developed in the book at a basic level to lessen the possibility of misunderstandings at a higher level. The difference between linear and non-linear operation is explored through the use of a variety of circuit examples including amplifiers constructed with operational amplifiers as the fundamental component and elementary digital logic gates constructed with various transistor types. Fundamentals of Electronics has been designed primarily for use in an upper division course in electronics for electrical engineering students. Typically such a course spans a full academic years consisting of two semesters or three quarters. As such, Electronic Devices and Circuit Applications, and the following two books, Amplifiers: Analysis and Design and Active Filters and Amplifier Frequency Response, form an appropriate body of material for such a course. Secondary applications include the use in a one-semester electronics course for engineers or as a reference for practicing engineers.

  • Designing for Digital Reading

    Reading is a complex human activity that has evolved, and co-evolved, with technology over thousands of years. Mass printing in the fifteenth century firmly established what we know as the modern book, with its physical format of covers and paper pages, and now-standard features such as page numbers, footnotes, and diagrams. Today, electronic documents are enabling paperless reading supported by eReading technologies such as Kindles and Nooks, yet a high proportion of users still opt to print on paper before reading. This persistent habit of "printing to read" is one sign of the shortcomings of digital documents -- although the popularity of eReaders is one sign of the shortcomings of paper. How do we get the best of both worlds? The physical properties of paper (for example, it is light, thin, and flexible) contribute to the ease with which physical documents are manipulated; but these properties have a completely different set of affordances to their digital equivalents. Paper can be folded, ripped, or scribbled on almost subconsciously -- activities that require significant cognitive attention in their digital form, if they are even possible. The nearly subliminal interaction that comes from years of learned behavior with paper has been described as lightweight interaction, which is achieved when a person actively reads an article in a way that is so easy and unselfconscious that they are not apt to remember their actions later. Reading is now in a period of rapid change, and digital text is fast becoming the predominant mode of reading. As a society, we are merely at the start of the journey of designing truly effective tools for handling digital text. This book investigates the advantages of paper, how the affordances of paper can be realized in digital form, and what forms best support lightweight interaction for active reading. To understand how to design for the future, we review the ways reading technology and reader behavior have both changed and remained constant over hundreds of years. We explore the reasoning behind reader behavior and introduce and evaluate several user interface designs that implement these lightweight properties familiar from our everyday use of paper. We start by looking back, reviewing the development of reading technology and the progress of research on reading over many years. Drawing key concepts from this review, we move forward to develop and test methods for creating new and more effective interactions for supporting digital reading. Finally, we lay down a set of lightweight attributes which can be used as evidence-based guidelines to improve the usability of future digital reading technologies. By the end of this book, then, we hope you will be equipped to critique the present state of digital reading, and to better design and evaluate new interaction styles and technologies.

  • Theoretical Foundations for Digital Libraries: the 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) Approach

    In 1991, a group of researchers chose the term digital libraries to describe an emerging field of research, development, and practice. Since then, Virginia Tech has had funded research in this area, largely through its Digital Library Research Laboratory. This book is the first in a four book series that reports our key findings and current research investigations. Underlying this book series are six completed dissertations (Gonçalves, Kozievitch, Leidig, Murthy, Shen, Torres), eight dissertations underway, and many masters theses. These reflect our experience with a long string of prototype or production systems developed in the lab, such as CITIDEL, CODER, CTRnet, Ensemble, ETANA, ETD-db, MARIAN, and Open Digital Libraries. There are hundreds of related publications, presentations, tutorials, and reports. We have built upon that work so this book, and the others in the series, will address digital library related needs in many computer science, information science, and library science (e.g., LIS) courses, as well as the requirements of researchers, developers, and practitioners. Much of the early work in the digital library field struck a balance between addressing real-world needs, integrating methods from related areas, and advancing an ever-expanding research agenda. Our work has fit in with these trends, but simultaneously has been driven by a desire to provide a firm conceptual and formal basis for the field.Our aim has been to move from engineering to science. We claim that our 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) framework, discussed in publications dating back to at least 1998, provides a suitable basis. This book introduces 5S, and the key theoretical and formal aspects of the 5S framework. While the 5S framework may be used to describe many types of information systems, and is likely to have even broader utility and appeal, we focus here on digital libraries. Our view of digital libraries is broad, so further generalization should be straightforward. We have connected with related fields, including hypertext/hypermedia, information storage and retrieval, knowledge management, machine learning, multimedia, personal information management, and Web 2.0. Applications have included managing not only publications, but also archaeological information, educational resources, fish images, scientific datasets, and scientific experiments/ simulations. Table of Contents: Introduction / Exploration / Mathematical Preliminaries / Minimal Digital Library / Archaeological Digital Libraries / 5S Results: Lemmas, Proofs, and 5SSuite / Glossary / Bibliography / Authors' Biographies / Index

  • PSpice for Digital Signal Processing

    PSpice for Digital Signal Processing is the last in a series of five books using Cadence Orcad PSpice version 10.5 and introduces a very novel approach to learning digital signal processing (DSP). DSP is traditionally taught using Matlab/Simulink software but has some inherent weaknesses for students particularly at the introductory level. The ‘plug in variables and play’ nature of these software packages can lure the student into thinking they possess an understanding they don’t actually have because these systems produce results quicklywithout revealing what is going on. However, it must be said that, for advanced level work Matlab/Simulink really excel. In this book we start by examining basic signals starting with sampled signals and dealing with the concept of digital frequency. The delay part, which is the heart of DSP, is explained and applied initially to simple FIR and IIR filters. We examine linear time invariant systems starting with the difference equation and applying the z-transform to produce a range of filter type i.e. low-pass, high-pass and bandpass. The important concept of convolution is examined and here we demonstrate the usefulness of the 'log' command in Probe for giving the correct display to demonstrate the 'flip n slip' method. Digital oscillators, including quadrature carrier generation, are then examined. Several filter design methods are considered and include the bilinear transform, impulse invariant, and window techniques. Included also is a treatment of the raised-cosine family of filters. A range of DSP applications are then considered and include the Hilbert transform, single sideband modulator using the Hilbert transform and quad oscillators, integrators and differentiators. Decimation and interpolation are simulated to demonstrate the usefulness of the multi-sampling environment. Decimation is also applied in a treatment on digital receivers. Lastly, we look at some musical applications for DSP such as reverberation/echo using real-world signals imported into PSpice using the program Wav2Ascii. The zero-forcing equalizer is dealt with in a simplistic manner and illustrates the effectiveness of equalizing signals in a receiver after transmission.



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