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2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2018)

CPEM is the most important scientific and technological conference in the domain of electromagnetic measurements at the highest accuracy levels. This conference covers the frequency range from DC to the optical region.2018 is expected to be a watershed year in the history of the international system of units (SI), with the adoption of the new definitions for the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. All the SI units will then be based on a set of seven defining constants. CPEM 2018 will provide a privileged opportunity to mark this milestone of the SI through a natural focus on quantum devices that relate electrical measurement standards to fundamental constants of physics. CPEM 2018 will also be the place to share knowledge on research in electromagnetic metrology focused on present and future challenges regarding industry and society in sectors such as Energy, ICT, quantum engineering, Industry 4.0, etc.


2017 14th IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON)

All areas of Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, as well as Electronics and Communication Engineering.

  • 2016 IEEE Annual India Conference (INDICON)

    INDICON is a well-recognized annual conference of IEEE India Council, hosted by an IEEE Section in India. It is in the areas of Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, as well as Electronics and Communication Engineering. The 13th edition of the conference, INDICON-2016, is organized by IEEE Bangalore Section. The 2016 edition of the conference has following areas of Call for Papers. We solicit original research work/studies in the following areas in the format of paper for possible acceptance after review for presentation. 7 tracks are, 1. Computer Science2. Electronic Systems3. Energy Systems4. Humanitarian Technology5. Microwave (Antenna/Measurements/EMI/EMC/)6. Networking and Communication Engineering7. Signal and Image ProcessingYou will get about conference on www.indicon2016.in

  • 2015 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    INDICON is a conference dedicated to Electrical & Electronics Engineering in general and hence the theme of INDICON 2015 has been chosen as E3-C3. The conference will have Research Track focusing on cutting edge research in all the 6 tracks, Energy and Power, Electrical Engineering and Environment, Electronics, Computers & Information Technology, Control & Instrumentation, and Communications. The conference also plans to have industry specific panel sessions on all the 6 tracks mentioned. Expert tutorial sessions, one each will be held on each topic. An exhibition is planned with display of industrial advances in all the fields.

  • 2014 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    Big data and Data mining, Cloud and Ubiquitous Computing, Emerging trends in Engineering, High Performance Computing, Information and network security, Power and Energy, Software and Database System

  • 2013 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    INDICON has been the most prestigious conference conceptualized by IEEE India Council in the field of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Electronics and Communication Engineering, in general.

  • 2012 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    The conference tries to bring out innovations in Social and Humanitarian Engineering from all disciplines of Science and Engineering.

  • 2011 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    INDICON 2011, the flagship annual conference of IEEE India Council, is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad during 16th-18th December, 2011.The theme of the conference this year is , "Engineering Sustainable Solutions". Jointly organised by India Council and IEEE Hyderabad Section, INDICON 2011 is 2011 Annual IEEE India Conference. It is a 3-day program (1 day tutorial and 2 day conference).

  • 2010 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    INDICON is the Annual Conference of IEEE India Council. Green awareness and suitable design approaches to achieve Green Computing, Green Communication and Green Energy are the focus of this conference. Besides this, Power and Energy Systems, Computing, and communications are included in General Category. Tutorials and Exhibitions are also included.

  • 2009 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    INDICON has been the most prestigious conference conceptualized by IEEE India Council in the field of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Electronics and Communication Engineering, in general. This conference was earlier organized with the name of Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE). It was later renamed as INDICON in 2004 when it was organized by IEEE Kharagpur Section at IIT Kharagpur.

  • 2008 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

    IEEE India Council has been holding annual conference and Exhibition (ACE) at different locations in India. From 2004 ACE is renamed as INDICON. INDICON-2008 is being organized by IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section, jointly with IEEE India council and IIT Kanpur during 11-13 December 2008 at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Emerging fields such as distributed systems, multi-agent systems and cooperative intelligent systems are bringing exciting prospects in research.

  • 2006 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

  • 2005 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)

  • 2004 Annual IEEE India Conference (INDICON)


2017 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on research in networked sensing and control, broadly defined. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects and the internet of things, machine learning, mobile and social sensing, and embedded systems design. Of special interest are contributions at the confluence of a multiple of these areas. The conference features two interleaving tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track. We also encourage submissions on innovative applications of sensor network to real world problems.

  • 2016 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on research in networked sensing and control, broadly defined. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects and the internet of things, machine learning, mobile and social sensing, and embedded systems design. Of special interest are contributions at the confluence of a multiple of these areas. The conference features two interleaving tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track. We also encourage submissions on innovative applications of sensor network to real world problems.

  • 2015 14th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processingin Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on research in networked sensing and control, broadly defined. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects and the internet of things, machine learning, mobile and social sensing, and embedded systems design. Of special interest are contributions at the confluence of a multiple of these areas. The conference features two interleaving tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track. We also encourage submissions on innovative applications of sensor network to real world problems.

  • 2014 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on research in networked sensing and control, broadly defined. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects and the internet of things, machine learning, mobile and social sensing, and embedded systems design. Of special interest are contributions at the confluence of a multiple of these areas. The conference features two interleaving tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track. We also encourage submissions on innovative applications of sensor network to real world problems.

  • 2013 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    The conference features two interleaved tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track.

  • 2012 ACM/IEEE 11th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    IPSN includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects and the Internet of Things, machine learning, and embedded systems design.

  • 2011 10th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on sensor network research. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research.

  • 2010 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on sensor network research. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research.

  • 2009 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum that brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in sensor network research and applications. The conference covers both theoretical and experimental research, as it pertains to sensor networks, in a broad range of disciplines including signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information mana

  • 2008 7th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

    IPSN is the leading conference including research in wireless sensor network technology including theory, algorithms, software systems, and sensor network hardware.

  • 2007 6th International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

  • 2006 5th International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

  • 2005 4th International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

  • 2004 3rd International Workshop on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)


2017 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS)

The world's premiere conference in MEMS sensors, actuators and integrated micro and nano systems welcomes you to attend this four-day event showcasing major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology. The major areas of activity in the development of Transducers solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to: Bio, Medical, Chemical, and Micro Total Analysis Systems, Fabrication and Packaging, Mechanical and Physical Sensors, Materials and Characterization, Design, Simulation and Theory, Actuators, Optical MEMS, RF MEMS, Nanotechnology, Energy and Power


2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’17) in conjunction with International Biomedical Engineering Conference of KOSOMBE will be held at International Convention Center (ICC), Jeju Island, Korea from July 11 to 15, 2017. The overall theme of the conference is “Smarter Technology for Healthier World” and will cover diverse topics of cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering, healthcare technology R&D, translational clinical research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and biomedical engineering education. The conference program will feature high-profile keynote lectures, minisymposia, workshops, invited sessions, oral and poster sessions, sessions for students and young professions, sessions for clinicians and entrepreneurs, and exhibitions.


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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.


Computing in Science & Engineering

Physics, medicine, astronomy—these and other hard sciences share a common need for efficient algorithms, system software, and computer architecture to address large computational problems. And yet, useful advances in computational techniques that could benefit many researchers are rarely shared. To meet that need, Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) presents scientific and computational contributions in a clear and accessible format. ...


Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on

The design and manufacture of consumer electronics products, components, and related activities, particularly those used for entertainment, leisure, and educational purposes


Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Serves as a compendium for papers on the technological advances in control engineering and as an archival publication which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers will highlight the latest knowledge, exploratory developments, and practical applications in all aspects of the technology needed to implement control systems from analysis and design through simulation and hardware.


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Multi-objective device selection approach for component-based automation systems

Joern Ploennigs; Matthias Lehmann; Bastian Wollschlaeger; Tuan Linh Mai; Klaus Kabitzsch Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Emerging Technology and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2014

Composing distributed automation systems from components is challenging due to large variety and number of available components on the market. Multiple criteria need to be considered such as functional coverage, price, interoperability, vendor homogeneity, and energy. The paper introduces a novel heuristic approach for selecting devices considering such criteria. The performance of the approach is compared against alternative approaches in ...


Configuration of smart environments made simple: Combining visual modeling with semantic metadata and reasoning

Simon Mayer; Nadine Inhelder; Ruben Verborgh; Rik Van de Walle; Friedemann Mattern 2014 International Conference on the Internet of Things (IOT), 2014

We present an approach that combines semantic metadata and reasoning with a visual modeling tool to enable the goal-driven configuration of smart environments for end users. In contrast to process-driven systems where service mashups are statically defined, this approach makes use of embedded semantic API descriptions to dynamically create mashups that fulfill the user's goal. The main advantage of the ...


Ovulation Detection by Internal Cranial Temperature Measurements

A. J. Adducci; T. E. Weidenkopf; D. J. Garwacki IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 1965

A simple method for recording a patient's internal cranial temperature is described. Using these measurements it is shown that the drop and rapid rise in basal temperature indicative of ovulation can be easily detected and recorded. The superiority of cranial temperature over oral temperature is demonstrated by indicating the occurrence of ovulation one full day before a like indication in ...


Electric Energy Management in the Smart Home: Perspectives on Enabling Technologies and Consumer Behavior

Adam Zipperer; Patricia A. Aloise-Young; Siddharth Suryanarayanan; Robin Roche; Lieko Earle; Dane Christensen; Pablo Bauleo; Daniel Zimmerle Proceedings of the IEEE, 2013

Smart homes hold the potential for increasing energy efficiency, decreasing costs of energy use, decreasing the carbon footprint by including renewable resources, and transforming the role of the occupant. At the crux of the smart home is an efficient electric energy management system that is enabled by emerging technologies in the electricity grid and consumer electronics. This paper presents a ...


Predicting air conditioner load curves from energy audit data: a comparison of predicted and actual air conditioning data from the Athens load control experiment

J. H. Reed; R. P. Broadwater; A. Chandrasekaran; A. Oka IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 1990

An approach for estimating air conditioning load curves based on household duty cycles is presented. The duty cycles are calculated from heat transfer rates using household audit data, thermostat settings and outdoor temperatures. The fit between the load curves estimated from the duty cycle model and load curves calculated from measured data for households where customers set and forget their ...


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Multi-objective device selection approach for component-based automation systems

Joern Ploennigs; Matthias Lehmann; Bastian Wollschlaeger; Tuan Linh Mai; Klaus Kabitzsch Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Emerging Technology and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2014

Composing distributed automation systems from components is challenging due to large variety and number of available components on the market. Multiple criteria need to be considered such as functional coverage, price, interoperability, vendor homogeneity, and energy. The paper introduces a novel heuristic approach for selecting devices considering such criteria. The performance of the approach is compared against alternative approaches in ...


Configuration of smart environments made simple: Combining visual modeling with semantic metadata and reasoning

Simon Mayer; Nadine Inhelder; Ruben Verborgh; Rik Van de Walle; Friedemann Mattern 2014 International Conference on the Internet of Things (IOT), 2014

We present an approach that combines semantic metadata and reasoning with a visual modeling tool to enable the goal-driven configuration of smart environments for end users. In contrast to process-driven systems where service mashups are statically defined, this approach makes use of embedded semantic API descriptions to dynamically create mashups that fulfill the user's goal. The main advantage of the ...


Ovulation Detection by Internal Cranial Temperature Measurements

A. J. Adducci; T. E. Weidenkopf; D. J. Garwacki IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 1965

A simple method for recording a patient's internal cranial temperature is described. Using these measurements it is shown that the drop and rapid rise in basal temperature indicative of ovulation can be easily detected and recorded. The superiority of cranial temperature over oral temperature is demonstrated by indicating the occurrence of ovulation one full day before a like indication in ...


Electric Energy Management in the Smart Home: Perspectives on Enabling Technologies and Consumer Behavior

Adam Zipperer; Patricia A. Aloise-Young; Siddharth Suryanarayanan; Robin Roche; Lieko Earle; Dane Christensen; Pablo Bauleo; Daniel Zimmerle Proceedings of the IEEE, 2013

Smart homes hold the potential for increasing energy efficiency, decreasing costs of energy use, decreasing the carbon footprint by including renewable resources, and transforming the role of the occupant. At the crux of the smart home is an efficient electric energy management system that is enabled by emerging technologies in the electricity grid and consumer electronics. This paper presents a ...


Predicting air conditioner load curves from energy audit data: a comparison of predicted and actual air conditioning data from the Athens load control experiment

J. H. Reed; R. P. Broadwater; A. Chandrasekaran; A. Oka IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 1990

An approach for estimating air conditioning load curves based on household duty cycles is presented. The duty cycles are calculated from heat transfer rates using household audit data, thermostat settings and outdoor temperatures. The fit between the load curves estimated from the duty cycle model and load curves calculated from measured data for households where customers set and forget their ...


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  • The Quest for Alternatives and to Conserve

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • A Crisis of Confidence

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • Government for the People? Congress and the Road to Reform

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • The End of an Era

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • Glossary

    We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of ersonal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services -- from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening "Day in the Life" of IoT connections circa 2025.

  • Disaster in the Gulf

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • Climate Change, a Game Changer

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • Notes

    We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of ersonal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services -- from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening "Day in the Life" of IoT connections circa 2025.

  • Key Energy Data

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • Shock to Trance: The Power of Price

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.




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