NO MATTER HOW SELF-ASSURED WE ARE, in a fraction of a second,
our lives can be utterly devastated. As in the biblical story of Jonah,
the unknowable forces of trauma and loss can swallow us whole, thrusting
us deep into their cold dark belly. Entrapped yet lost, we become
hopelessly frozen by terror and helplessness.
Early in the year 2005,1 walked out of my house into a balmy Southern
California morning. The gende warmth and soft sea breeze gave a
lift to my step.
The need for a comprehensive NCI-wide terminology arose because NCI staff requires access to timely and
accurate information about activities related to the scientific mission of the Institute. The collection, storage
and retrieval of data related to NCI research programs is necessary to analyze, manage, and report about
these activities. Though centralized coding of NCI-supported research-related activities met some of these
needs, supplementary data coding had become common.
Google is also investing huge funds in data centres. Already nowadays Google
provides word processing and spreadsheet applications online, while software and
data are stored on the servers. Google App engine allows software developers to
write applications that can be run for free on Google’s servers.
Peer-to-peer systems and applications are distributed systems
without any centralized control or hierarchical organization, in
which each node runs software with equivalent functionality.
A review of the features of recent peer-to-peer applications
yields a long list: redundant storage, permanence, selection of
nearby servers, anonymity, search, authentication, and hierarchical
naming. Despite this rich set of features, the core operation
in most peer-to-peer systems is efficient location of data
The Land Resources Development Centre, one of the scientific units of the Overseas
Development Administration, assists developing countries in mapping, investigating
and assessing land resources, and makes recommendations on the use of these resources
for the development of agriculture, livestock husbandry and forestry; it also gives
advice on related subjects to overseas governments and organisations, makes scientific
personnel available for appointment abroad and provides lectures and training courses
in the basic techniques of resource appraisal and development.
This book is structured in three parts. In Part I, we aim to sensitise you,
the reader, to the complex issues that challenge qualitative researchers
at the planning stage of their projects. In Part II, the challenge of using
different methodologies in practice is critically explored by 15 authors
who share their individual research experiences. Part III examines the
choices we make when we evaluate and present research.
We hope you will find this book both exciting and helpful. Inevitably,
there are many gaps in terms of topics and issues covered, and methodologies
The meeting began with educational sessions addressing
Teaching of Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology, Biological
Agents and Targeted Therapies, Nursing and Practice
Innovations, and Pathology along with several industry
sponsored symposia. In addition to the educational sessions
the offerings included Interactive, Free Communication, Meet-
the-Professor Sessions and Tumor Boards covering a wide
range of topics including the Role of Sentinel Node Mapping,
Robotic Surgery, Neo-Adjuvant chemotherapy, Fertility Sparing
Surgery and The New FIGO Staging System to name a few.
The split table deﬁnes a mapping of values to a set of destination processes. Gamma uses three different
types of split tables depending on the type of operation being performed [DEWI86]. As an example of one form of
split table, consider the use of the split table shown in Figure 4 in conjunction with the execution of a join operation
using 4 processors. Each process producing tuples for the join will apply a hash function to the join attribute of each
output tuple to produce a value between 0 and 3. This value is then used as an index into the split table to...