In response to a request by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Research
Council formed an ad hoc committee to organize a two-day workshop to discuss the use of social
network analysis (SNA) for the purpose of building community disaster resilience. The
workshop was held February 11-12, 2009, in Washington, D.C., and engaged a group of
approximately 30 researchers in the fields of SNA and resilience science as well as emergency
management practitioners from different regions of the country.
Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights.
Social Media can help elect a U.S. President, transform the way we educate ourselves and drum up support for disaster relief. What lies beneath the two ominous buzzwords is not some secret game-changing technology but rather a new approach at forming relationships with your audience in real-time. Discover the power of online influence many already rely on.
Natural disasters—including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods—
caused over 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes,
buildings, and the environment. To withstand and recover from natural and human-caused
disasters, it is essential that citizens and communities work together to anticipate threats,
limit their effects, and rapidly restore functionality after a crisi
English for Business Communication is a short course for people in or preparing for work who need to improve their English in these key areas: socialising, telephoning, presenting, taking part in meetings and negotiating. With its modular approach it is easy to fit into any teaching programme.
As the title suggests, the focus is on developing speaking skills in the contexts of day-to-day dealings with customers, clients and suppliers of services or goods. Great emphasis is also placed on developing listening skills.
This new edition has been revised to match the format of the latest TOEIC and includes fifty vocabulary-building lessons that focus on American English as it is used within the context of modern business, industry, communications, and cultural activities. Examples of practical English usage touch on such subjects as contracts, marketing, banking, and personnel, among many others.
This textbook introduces the reader to what being an outstanding communicator is all about. Understanding what effective communications actually are, how information is processed by your brain, how to get your point across in a concise and effective manner, how to build effortless rapport and much more besides.
The number of mobile phone users is growing, and so is their demand for high quality service. People spend a large part of their time inside buildings, and increasingly rely on mobile phones to communicate. Whether it’s a crowded convention center or a remote railway station, users expect their mobile phones to perform. Ericsson In-building Solutions provide your customers with the high-quality coverage they demand, quicker and easier than ever before.
This textbook introduces the reader to what being an outstanding communicator is all about. Understanding what effective communications actually are, how information is processed by your brain, how to get your point across in a concise and effective manner, how to build effortless rapport and...
Recently, several solutions to the robot localisation problem have been proposed in the scientific
community. In this chapter we present a localisation of a visual guided quadruped
walking robot in a dynamic environment. We investigate the quality of robot localisation and
landmark detection, in which robots perform the RoboCup competition (Kitano et al., 1997).
The first part presents an algorithm to determine any entity of interest in a global reference
frame, where the robot needs to locate landmarks within its surroundings.
Building Embedded Linux Systems shows you how to design and build your own embedded systems
using Linux® as the kernel and freely available open source tools as the framework. Written by an active
member of the open source community, the book is structured to gradually introduce readers to the
intricacies of embedded Linux, with detailed information and examples in each chapter that culminate in
describing how Linux is actually put on an embedded device.
Mobile and Wireless Communications have been one of the major revolutions of the late
twentieth century. We are witnessing a very fast growth in these technologies where mobile
and wireless communications have become so ubiquitous in our society and indispensable
for our daily lives. The relentless demand for higher data rates with better quality of services
to comply with state-of-the art applications has revolutionized the wireless communication
field and led to the emergence of new technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, Wimax, Ultra
Wireless Communications, Second Edition is the definitive professional's overview of wireless communications technology and system design. Building on his classic first edition, Theodore S. Rappaport reviews virtually every important new wireless standard and technological development, including W-CDMA, cdma2000, UMTS, and UMC 136/EDGE; IEEE 802.11 ...
Vietnamese is spoken by about 80 millions people around the world, yet very few concrete works on this language have been noticed in Natural Language Processing (NLP) until now. Neither tools nor language resources are shared in public research. Except a few works carried out on English to Vietnamese, research in this domain has not until recently raised much attention amongst the scientific community in Vietnam.
Mobile and wireless communications applications have clear impact on improving the
humanity wellbeing. From cell phones to wireless internet to home and office devices, most of
the applications are converted from wired into wireless communication. Smart and advanced
wireless communication environments represent the future technology and evolutionary
development step in home, hospitals, industrial, and vehicular and transportation systems.
The two fundamental building blocks of a digital communication system are modulation and channel coding. They enable reliable communication by providing signaling schemes and receiver structures that utilize the available spectrum and power efficiently.
To explain the role of public relations, sponsorships, and corporate advertising in relationship marketing and integrated marketing communications. By integrating public relations, event sponsorships, and institutional advertising with its general advertising activities, a company can improve the overall effectiveness of its marketing efforts.
When we think of women in developing countries, our minds
immediately flash to what they need, what we can give to
them, how we can help them. But what if we flipped this notion
upside down? What if those of us who are well educated and well
fed considered what we could learn from them—how they could
Those who find the greatest success in business and the most
satisfaction in life are often eternal students. This is especially true
of women. We’re always studying what others are doing and how
they’re doing it....
Twenty years ago, world leaders gathered at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and signed the
first global agreement to tackle climate change. At the time, the impacts of climate change on
communities and economies were just beginning to be understood, and the role of the private
sector in responding to these challenges was only just emerging. But two decades later, climate
change is no longer a distant threat looming on the horizon; it has emerged as arguably the
greatest global challenge of our time.