Advances in Information Retrieval: 33rd European Conference by Kalervo Järvelin (auth.), Paul Clough, Colum Foley, Cathal

By Kalervo Järvelin (auth.), Paul Clough, Colum Foley, Cathal Gurrin, Gareth J. F. Jones, Wessel Kraaij, Hyowon Lee, Vanessa Mudoch (eds.)

This publication constitutes the refereed court cases of the thirty third annual ecu convention on details Retrieval learn, ECIR 2011, held in Dublin, eire, in April 2010. The forty five revised complete papers provided including 24 poster papers, 17 brief papers, and six software demonstrations have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 223 complete learn paper submissions and sixty four poster/demo submissions. The papers are equipped in topical sections on textual content categorization, recommender structures, net IR, IR overview, IR for Social Networks, cross-language IR, IR thought, multimedia IR, IR functions, interactive IR, and query answering /NLP.

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A Companion to US Latino Literatures (Monografias A) by Carlota Caulfield, Darién J. Davis

By Carlota Caulfield, Darién J. Davis

This quantity, documenting the linguistic and cultural variety of Latino literary output within the usa, deals a thrilling creation for non-specialist readers. distinctive in its scope and standpoint, it specializes in a variety of literary genres, and cinema, relating to Latinos. every one essay considers not just Latino writers who have been born or raised within the usa, but in addition Latin American writers who took up place of abode within the usa yet can also be thought of a part of the literary scene in their international locations of foundation. instead of keep on with one particular mode of association and presentation, every one contributor has provided his or her unique standpoint at the material or topic. the result's an inclusive spectrum of the voices of the U.S. Latin American diaspora, illuminating the wealthy and complicated tradition of Latinos. Carlota Caulfield is Professor of Spanish and Spanish-American reports at turbines collage, California. Darién J. Davis is affiliate Professor of background and Latin American experiences at Middlebury university, Vermont. participants: Eva Bueno, Carlota Caulfield, Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez, Darién J. Davis, Jorge Febles, Lydia Gil, Armando González-Pérez, Patricia M. Montilla, Vincent Spina, Antonio Tosta, Sergio Waisman

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A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European by Piet H. L. Bovy , Jean-Pierre Orfeuil Ilan Salomon

By Piet H. L. Bovy , Jean-Pierre Orfeuil Ilan Salomon

A Billion journeys an afternoon: culture and Transition in eu TravelPatterns involves twenty-four unique chapters constructed by means of a community of shipping execs in a coordinated demeanour. the 3 components of the ebook are: ecu Mobility styles; Dimensions of ecu Mobility, and nationwide views. Mobility in fourteen nations is defined and ten chapters of research examine the main dimensions of commute throughout Europe, that's visible as a laboratory for shipping regulations.
A Billion journeys an afternoon: culture and Transition in ecu TravelPatterns questions the individuality of ecu commute and shipping rules and demonstrates that, in lots of methods, Europe isn't the same as different built economies. although, there are aspect dissimilarities inside Europe. The authors take a deep examine the underlying components which have an effect on go back and forth habit, with the target of supplying the mandatory info for coverage making. The comparative chapters of half II supply an research in line with nationwide views of the position of the time size shuttle; car possession and use; commuting; public shipping; and overseas shuttle. additionally they overview the delivery rules utilized in Europe, explaining why a few rules paintings in a few areas, whereas failing in others.

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2nd European Symposium on Engineering Ceramics by J. G. Wurm (auth.), F. L. Riley (eds.)

By J. G. Wurm (auth.), F. L. Riley (eds.)

This quantity includes the complaints of the 2d eu Symposium on Engineering Ceramics held in London, 23-24 November 1987. The assembly was once attended by way of virtually two hundred scientists and engineers, basically drawn from undefined, and the periods have been chaired by way of Mr Eric Briscoe, prior President of the Institute of Ceramics. Very powerful symposium supplier used to be supplied via IBC Technical companies Ltd. The engineering ceramics are a category of fabrics which has over a few 50 years came across well-established purposes in accordance with the fabrics' chemical balance and put on resistance. The final twenty years have visible intensified efforts to increase functions for those fabrics into parts frequently occupied via metals, yet within which the common metal weaknesses of wear and tear, and of hot temperature creep and oxidation, at the moment are growing major difficulties. those efforts have, although, in lots of situations been undermined at the one hand by way of the inherent ceramic weaknesses of brittleness and flaw sensitivity, and at the different by way of an insufficient realizing, and keep an eye on, of the elemental ceramic fabrication tactics required for the inexpensive mass construction of really complicated elements. The confident result of the efforts of the final twenty years were the advance of a big new staff of ceramic fabrics believed to own intrinsic mechanical estate merits, of which the transformation toughened zirconias, and the ceramic matrix composites are sturdy examples, including more advantageous powder construction tools and powder shaping processes.

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Progress in Littorinid and Muricid Biology: Proceedings of by David G. Reid (auth.), K. Johannesson, D. G. Raffaelli, C.

By David G. Reid (auth.), K. Johannesson, D. G. Raffaelli, C. J. Hannaford Ellis (eds.)

Littoral gastropods of the households Littorinidae and Muricidae are good studied in comparison to such a lot marine taxa, but there stay many easy difficulties referring to their taxonomy, ecology and evolutionary biology. In different phrases, we all know those snails good adequate to gain simply how little we actually find out about them. This understanding caused the 1st eu assembly on Littorinid Biology held on the British Museum in London on twenty sixth November 1986, and the dialogue persevered throughout the moment assembly on Littorinid Biology, held on the Tjarno Marine organic Laboratory, Sweden, from 4th to eighth July 1988. in the course of the Tjiirno assembly, it was once agreed to have a 3rd assembly at Dale, Pembroke shire, U.K. in 1990. Twenty-two humans attended the Tjarno assembly, and an additional ten contributed as co-authors to the papers that have been provided. those lined learn in growth in a wide diversity of subject matters, and geo­ graphical components. regrettably, Cesare Sacchi and Domenico Voltolina, in addition to Elisabeth Boulding weren't in a position to attend the assembly in individual, yet their contributions have been ably offered through David Reid and Richard Palmer, respectively. We additionally remorse that considered one of us, C.E., and several other of our Russian colleagues, didn't have the chance to come.

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Europe: An Unfinished Adventure (Themes for the 21st by Zygmunt Bauman

By Zygmunt Bauman

Greater than ever ahead of, our conflict-ridden, drifting planet wishes the characteristics that Europe, distinct one of the continents, has constructed in additional than millennia of historical past: its self-criticism, its urge to self-transcendence, exploration and test, its conviction that substitute and higher types of human togetherness might be accomplished, in addition to its commitment to the reason for looking and selling this development in perform. yet this present day Europe is not sure of itself and its position in a fast-changing international; it's with out imaginative and prescient, restricted in assets and missing the need to pursue its vocation. it's also suffering from the implications of a one-sided means of globalization that's divorcing strength from politics, inciting the shift from the social nation to security-focused governance and piling up the casualties of out of control marketplace growth and the ethically blind commercialization of human life.Bauman argues that regardless of the percentages Europe nonetheless has a lot to supply in facing the nice demanding situations that face us within the twenty-first century. via sharing its personal hard-won old classes, Europe can play a necessary function in relocating from the Hobbesian-like global during which we discover ourselves this day in the direction of the type of peaceable unification of humanity that was anticipated by way of Kant.

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Challenges for Economic Policy Coordination within European by Ralph C. Bryant (auth.), Andrew Hughes Hallett, Peter

By Ralph C. Bryant (auth.), Andrew Hughes Hallett, Peter Mooslechner, Martin Schuerz (eds.)

The release of eu financial Union (EMU) marked the start of a brand new period, and its institution has proved a magnificent good fortune on the technical, felony, and procedural point. finally, EMU has sped up monetary and political integration within the ecu Union and tied the economies of the Member States nearer jointly. notwithstanding, the functionality of the euro, excessive unemployment charges, asymmetric output and funding development, and the problem of structural reforms that experience but to be tackled have raised questions about the functionality of EMU in perform.
there's a common consensus at the justification for fiscal coverage coordination. the prevailing literature on financial coverage coordination, in spite of the fact that, turns out faraway from capable of offer powerful conclusions approximately tips on how to set up the required interplay of associations and rules. hence, there looks a case for re-examining the topic below the hot framework set by means of EMU.
the target of this sort of reassessment is to augment the certainty of what form of coordination and what institutional surroundings for coverage coordination could be anticipated to be so much favorable. Challenges forEconomic coverage Coordination inside of eu financial Union offers an intellectually stimulating contribution to the continued debate.

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Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting by Michael Jacobs

By Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs was once haunted by way of Velázquez's enigmatic masterpiece Las Meninas from first encountering it within the Prado as undefined. In every thing is occurring Jacobs searches for the last word importance of the portray by means of following the paths of institutions from every one person personality within the photograph, in addition to his personal stories of and dating to this notable work.

From Jacobs' first journey to Spain, to the complicated politics of Golden Age Madrid, to his assembly with the fellow who kept Las Meninas in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict, through Jacobs' reports of the sunless international of the paintings background academy, Jacobs' dissolves the limitations among the earlier and the current, the true and the illusory.

Cut brief by means of Jacobs' dying in 2014, and accomplished with an advent and coda of serious sensitivity and perception through his pal and fellow lover of paintings, the journalist Ed Vulliamy, this visionary, meditative and sometimes very humorous e-book is a passionate, own manifesto for the liberation of the way we glance at portray.

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FLOMANIA — A European Initiative on Flow Physics Modelling: by Dr. Werner Haase, Dr. Bertrand Aupoix, Dr. Ulf Bunge, Dr.

By Dr. Werner Haase, Dr. Bertrand Aupoix, Dr. Ulf Bunge, Dr. Dieter Schwamborn (eds.)

This quantity includes effects received from the EU-funded 5th Framework venture, FLOMANIA (Flow Physics Modelling – An built-in Approach). 17 eu organizations, undefined, examine, and universities, have collaborated on subject matters of development of present tools, research and integration of differential Reynolds tension types for aeronautical purposes and modelling of detached-eddy simulations (DES). The ebook provides an advent to the undertaking, indicates companions’ equipment and ways, and gives finished experiences (i.e. definition in addition to effects) of all functions taken care of within the undertaking. furthermore, an entire bankruptcy is dedicated to an outline of turbulence types utilized by the companions including a piece on classes learnt – followed by means of a finished checklist of references.

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Trends in Control: A European Perspective by Juergen Ackermann (auth.), Professor Alberto Isidori (eds.)

By Juergen Ackermann (auth.), Professor Alberto Isidori (eds.)

This booklet comprises the textual content of the plenary lectures and the mini-courses of the eu regulate convention (ECC ninety five) held in Rome, Italy, September 5-September eight, 1995. specifically, the publication comprises 9 essays during which a specific variety of widespread gurus current their perspectives on essentially the most fresh advancements within the idea and perform of keep watch over platforms layout and 3 self-contained units of lecture notes. many of the essays are enthusiastic about the subject of sturdy regulate. the item via J. Ackermann describes the way to robustly keep an eye on the rotational motions of a motor vehicle, to the aim of simplifying the driver's job. The contribution via H. ok wakernaak provides a close dialogue of the necessities that functionality and robustness impose on regulate platforms layout and of the symmetric roles of sensitivity and complementary sensitivity features. the object via P. Boulet, B. A. Francis, P. C . Hughes and T. Hong describes an experimental testbed facility, referred to as Daisy, whose dynamics emulate these of a true huge versatile area constitution and whose function is to check complicated id and regulate layout equipment. the object of ok. Glover discusses contemporary advances in doubtful approach modeling, research and layout, with ref­ erence to a flight regulate case learn that has been try out flown. the opposite essays describe advances in primary difficulties of keep an eye on concept. the item through V. A. Yakubovich is a survey of yes new limitless­ horizon linear-quadratic optimization difficulties. The contribution by means of A. S.

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