The number of applications for RFID systems has increased each year and various
research directions have been developed to improve the performance of these systems.
Therefore IN-TECH publisher has decided to continue the series of books dedicated to the
latest results of research in the RFID field and launch a new book, entitled “Radio Frequency
Identification Fundamentals and Applications, Design Methods and Solutions”, which
could support the further development of RFID.
The DOE’s Carbon Sequestration Program also
supports global initiatives, such as the Carbon
Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), an
international climate change initiative that focuses on
the development of technologies to cost-effectively
capture and sequester CO2, and the International Energy
Agency (IEA). The Carbon Sequestration Program
is also providing technical and financial support to
international projects through the Core R&D MVA
Program. Projects include the Weyburn Project (see
Priority is given to books and book series that have
relatively greater citation impact. Book Citation
Index now covers over 150 highly cited book series
in Science, Social Science, and Arts & Humanities.
Journal and proceedings citations to books in these
series indicate that they are well-integrated into the
scholarly communication network. The Book Citation
Index uncovers another dimension of this network
by opening citation pathways leading to and from
publications in the wider world of books.
Due to the scope of our work, and to the need to have a wide perspective. I was very much
aware of the need to put together a highly qualified and influential political and scientific team,
to constitute a truly independent Commission. This was an essential part of a successful
process. Together, we should span the globe, and pull together to formulate an
interdisciplinary, integrated approach to global concerns and our common future. We needed
broad participation and a clear majority of members from developing countries, to reflect
The first Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) monograph, on mercury,
was published in 1976 and since that time an ever-increasing number of
assessments of chemical and of physical agents have been produced. In addition,
many EHC monographs have been devoted to evaluating toxicological
methodology, e.g. for genetic, neurotoxic, teratogenic and nephrotoxic
agents. Other publications have been concerned with epidemiological guidelines,
evaluation of short-term tests for carcinogens, biomarkers, effects on
the elderly and so forth....
Welcome to CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®, the powerful and easy to use
electromagnetic field simulation software. This program combines both a user friendly
interface and simulation performance in an unsurpassed manner.
With its native Windows based user interface you will feel familiar with the simulation
environment straight away. This means that you can immediately start caring about your
actual electromagnetic problem rather than dealing with a cryptic proprietary user
interface. Excellent visual feedback at all...
This edition is the most comprehensive revision of Digital Image Processing
since the book first appeared in 1977.As the 1977 and 1987 editions by Gonzalez
and Wintz, and the 1992 edition by Gonzalez and Woods, the present edition was
prepared with students and instructors in mind.Thus, the principal objectives of
the book continue to be to provide an introduction to basic concepts and
methodologies for digital image processing, and to develop a foundation that can
be used as the basis for further study and research in this field.
Power engineering is truly one of the main pillars of the electricity-driven modern
civilization. And over the years, power engineering has also been amultidisciplinary
field in terms of numerous applications of different subjects. This ranges from linear
algebra, electronics, signal processing to artificial intelligence including recent
trends like bio-inspired computation, lateral computing and the like.
Due to the success of the first edition of
The Engineering Handbook
published in 1995 I am pleased to
provide the second edition ten years later fully updated and expanded.
The purpose of
The Engineering Handbook, Second Edition
is to provide in a single volume a ready
reference for the practicing engineer in industry, government, and academia. The book in its comprehensive
format is divided into 30 sections which encompass the field of engineering and includes 19
brand new chapters and 131 fully updated contributions.
Global Warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue being faced by world leaders. Thus, it requires field of attention for many modern societies, power and energy engineers, academicians, researchers and stakeholders. The so-called consensus in the past century anthropogenically induced Global Warming, has recently been disputed by rising number of climate change panelists.
The number of different applications for RFID systems is increasing each year and various research directions have been developed to improve the performance of these systems. With this book InTech continues a series of publications dedicated to the latest research results in the RFID field, supporting the further development of RFID. One of the best ways of documenting within the domain of RFID technology is to analyze and learn from those who have trodden the RFID path.
After four centuries a quote from Galileo Galilei is still the most effective way to
introduce a Metrology book: “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable
what is not so”. Every human activity needs an objective measurement and every
global process should be supported by a common standard.
There are several handbooks, tutorials and journals that focus on the basic concepts of
metrology, the uncertainty theory and the international reference standards.
Moreover, the engineering literature is awash with measurement methods for each
It is a great honor and pleasure for me to introduce this book “Applications of Digital
Signal Processing” being published by InTech. The field of digital signal processing is
at the heart of communications, biomedicine, defense applications, and so on. The field
has experienced an explosive growth from its origins, with huge advances both in
fundamental research and applications.
Target marketing is based on fundamental marketing principles that are employed by just about
all firms across all types of products and toward all types of audience segments. As the nation
undergoes dramatic demographic shifts, moving today’s ethnic minorities to the majority in
many geographic areas, target marketing to ethnic groups will increase.
But what does this trend in competition do for the cities? The answer is certainly not
definitive, but in its emerging outlines, it is disturbing yet also offers hope. To the extent
that this tendency makes cheap labor locations around the world more accessible, it fur-
ther amplifies the competitive disadvantage of urban locations in the United States. The
impact of increases in trade with low-wage countries on U.S. employment, especially
on low-skilled workers, has been hotly debated (Freeman, 1995; Wood, 1995).
Someone with a physical illness or disability often needs hands-on or
stand-by assistance with activities of daily living (see page 19). People
with cognitive impairments usually need supervision, protection or verbal
reminders to do everyday activities. The way long-term care services are
provided is changing. Skilled care and personal care are still the terms used
most often to describe long-term care and the type or level of care you
Wim A. Van der Stede is the CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at the
London School of Economics. He is actively involved with both the American (AAA) and European
(EAA) Accounting Associations, including as President of the AAA Management Section; the AAA
Finance Committee; the EAA Doctoral Colloquium; and the EAA Publications Committee. Wim has
published extensively in both practitioner and academic journals and has won several awards, including
the AAA Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature and IFAC’s Article of Merit.
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. A decade ago the science fiction author David Brin published the Transparent Society.1 It was his tale of two cities, set 20 years in the future. Brin had a vision, or rather he had two. He had foreseen, more clearly than most, the coming ubiquity of a “surveillance society” and he posited two very polarised outcomes. Brin decided to pose the reader a straight choice: Which of these two outcomes do you want?
Brin told of two cities twenty years hence. From a distance both cities look very alike....
The concept of knowledge-crafting proposed here draws from the work of Walter
Ong. About 30 years ago, Ong (1978) argued that a skilled author creates a fictional
audience for the text to understand its meaning from the prospective readers’ point of
view. In contrast to oral communication, the audience for written communication is not
actual, but fictional, a product of the writer’s imagination that can play an active role in