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Systems Simulation and Modeling for Cloud Computing and Big Data Applications

Systems Simulation and Modeling for Cloud Computing and Big Data Applications Book
Author : Dinesh Peter,Steven L. Fernandes
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-02-26
ISBN : 0128197803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Systems Simulation and Modelling for Cloud Computing and Big Data Applications provides readers with the most current approaches to solving problems through the use of models and simulations, presenting SSM based approaches to performance testing and benchmarking that offer significant advantages. For example, multiple big data and cloud application developers and researchers can perform tests in a controllable and repeatable manner. Inspired by the need to analyze the performance of different big data processing and cloud frameworks, researchers have introduced several benchmarks, including BigDataBench, BigBench, HiBench, PigMix, CloudSuite and GridMix, which are all covered in this book. Despite the substantial progress, the research community still needs a holistic, comprehensive big data SSM to use in almost every scientific and engineering discipline involving multidisciplinary research. SSM develops frameworks that are applicable across disciplines to develop benchmarking tools that are useful in solutions development. Examines the methodology and requirements of benchmarking big data and cloud computing tools, advances in big data frameworks and benchmarks for large-scale data analytics, and frameworks for benchmarking and predictive analytics in big data deployment Discusses applications using big data benchmarks, such as BigDataBench, BigBench, HiBench, MapReduce, HPCC, ECL, HOBBIT, GridMix and PigMix, and applications using big data frameworks, such as Hadoop, Spark, Samza, Flink and SQL frameworks Covers development of big data benchmarks to evaluate workloads in state-of-the-practice heterogeneous hardware platforms, advances in modeling and simulation tools for performance evaluation, security problems and scalable cloud computing environments

Modeling and Simulation in HPC and Cloud Systems

Modeling and Simulation in HPC and Cloud Systems Book
Author : Joanna Kołodziej,Florin Pop,Ciprian Dobre
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-01-30
ISBN : 3319737678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book consists of eight chapters, five of which provide a summary of the tutorials and workshops organised as part of the cHiPSet Summer School: High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications Cost Action on “New Trends in Modelling and Simulation in HPC Systems,” which was held in Bucharest (Romania) on September 21–23, 2016. As such it offers a solid foundation for the development of new-generation data-intensive intelligent systems. Modelling and simulation (MS) in the big data era is widely considered the essential tool in science and engineering to substantiate the prediction and analysis of complex systems and natural phenomena. MS offers suitable abstractions to manage the complexity of analysing big data in various scientific and engineering domains. Unfortunately, big data problems are not always easily amenable to efficient MS over HPC (high performance computing). Further, MS communities may lack the detailed expertise required to exploit the full potential of HPC solutions, and HPC architects may not be fully aware of specific MS requirements. The main goal of the Summer School was to improve the participants’ practical skills and knowledge of the novel HPC-driven models and technologies for big data applications. The trainers, who are also the authors of this book, explained how to design, construct, and utilise the complex MS tools that capture many of the HPC modelling needs, from scalability to fault tolerance and beyond. In the final three chapters, the book presents the first outcomes of the school: new ideas and novel results of the research on security aspects in clouds, first prototypes of the complex virtual models of data in big data streams and a data-intensive computing framework for opportunistic networks. It is a valuable reference resource for those wanting to start working in HPC and big data systems, as well as for advanced researchers and practitioners.

Strategic Engineering for Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics

Strategic Engineering for Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics Book
Author : Amin Hosseinian-Far,Muthu Ramachandran,Dilshad Sarwar
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-03-15
ISBN : 3319524917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book demonstrates the use of a wide range of strategic engineering concepts, theories and applied case studies to improve the safety, security and sustainability of complex and large-scale engineering and computer systems. It first details the concepts of system design, life cycle, impact assessment and security to show how these ideas can be brought to bear on the modeling, analysis and design of information systems with a focused view on cloud-computing systems and big data analytics. This informative book is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and industry-based practitioners working in engineering, information and business systems as well as strategy.

Simulation for Cyber Physical Systems Engineering

Simulation for Cyber Physical Systems Engineering Book
Author : José L. Risco Martín,Saurabh Mittal,Tuncer Ören
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-11-07
ISBN : 3030519090
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive book examines a range of examples, prepared by a diverse group of academic and industry practitioners, which demonstrate how cloud-based simulation is being extensively used across many disciplines, including cyber-physical systems engineering. This book is a compendium of the state of the art in cloud-based simulation that instructors can use to inform the next generation. It highlights the underlying infrastructure, modeling paradigms, and simulation methodologies that can be brought to bear to develop the next generation of systems for a highly connected society. Such systems, aptly termed cyber-physical systems (CPS), are now widely used in e.g. transportation systems, smart grids, connected vehicles, industrial production systems, healthcare, education, and defense. Modeling and simulation (M&S), along with big data technologies, are at the forefront of complex systems engineering research. The disciplines of cloud-based simulation and CPS engineering are evolving at a rapid pace, but are not optimally supporting each other’s advancement. This book brings together these two communities, which already serve multi-disciplinary applications. It provides an overview of the simulation technologies landscape, and of infrastructure pertaining to the use of cloud-based environments for CPS engineering. It covers the engineering, design, and application of cloud simulation technologies and infrastructures applicable for CPS engineering. The contributions share valuable lessons learned from developing real-time embedded and robotic systems deployed through cloud-based infrastructures for application in CPS engineering and IoT-enabled society. The coverage incorporates cloud-based M&S as a medium for facilitating CPS engineering and governance, and elaborates on available cloud-based M&S technologies and their impacts on specific aspects of CPS engineering.

Resource Management for Big Data Platforms

Resource Management for Big Data Platforms Book
Author : Florin Pop,Joanna Kołodziej,Beniamino Di Martino
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-27
ISBN : 3319448811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Serving as a flagship driver towards advance research in the area of Big Data platforms and applications, this book provides a platform for the dissemination of advanced topics of theory, research efforts and analysis, and implementation oriented on methods, techniques and performance evaluation. In 23 chapters, several important formulations of the architecture design, optimization techniques, advanced analytics methods, biological, medical and social media applications are presented. These chapters discuss the research of members from the ICT COST Action IC1406 High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet). This volume is ideal as a reference for students, researchers and industry practitioners working in or interested in joining interdisciplinary works in the areas of intelligent decision systems using emergent distributed computing paradigms. It will also allow newcomers to grasp the key concerns and their potential solutions.

Cloud Computing and Big Data

Cloud Computing and Big Data Book
Author : C. Catlett,W. Gentzsch,L. Grandinetti
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 161499322X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cloud computing offers many advantages to researchers and engineers who need access to high performance computing facilities for solving particular compute-intensive and/or large-scale problems, but whose overall high performance computing (HPC) needs do not justify the acquisition and operation of dedicated HPC facilities. There are, however, a number of fundamental problems which must be addressed, such as the limitations imposed by accessibility, security and communication speed, before these advantages can be exploited to the full. This book presents 14 contributions selected from the International Research Workshop on Advanced High Performance Computing Systems, held in Cetraro, Italy, in June 2012. The papers are arranged in three chapters. Chapter 1 includes five papers on cloud infrastructures, while Chapter 2 discusses cloud applications. The third chapter in the book deals with big data, which is nothing new – large scientific organizations have been collecting large amounts of data for decades – but what is new is that the focus has now broadened to include sectors such as business analytics, financial analyses, Internet service providers, oil and gas, medicine, automotive and a host of others. This book will be of interest to all those whose work involves them with aspects of cloud computing and big data applications.

High Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications

High Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications Book
Author : Joanna Kołodziej,Horacio González-Vélez
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-03-25
ISBN : 3030162729
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1406 “High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet)“ project. Long considered important pillars of the scientific method, Modelling and Simulation have evolved from traditional discrete numerical methods to complex data-intensive continuous analytical optimisations. Resolution, scale, and accuracy have become essential to predict and analyse natural and complex systems in science and engineering. When their level of abstraction raises to have a better discernment of the domain at hand, their representation gets increasingly demanding for computational and data resources. On the other hand, High Performance Computing typically entails the effective use of parallel and distributed processing units coupled with efficient storage, communication and visualisation systems to underpin complex data-intensive applications in distinct scientific and technical domains. It is then arguably required to have a seamless interaction of High Performance Computing with Modelling and Simulation in order to store, compute, analyse, and visualise large data sets in science and engineering. Funded by the European Commission, cHiPSet has provided a dynamic trans-European forum for their members and distinguished guests to openly discuss novel perspectives and topics of interests for these two communities. This cHiPSet compendium presents a set of selected case studies related to healthcare, biological data, computational advertising, multimedia, finance, bioinformatics, and telecommunications.

Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies

Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies Book
Author : Álvaro Rocha,Hojjat Adeli,Luís Paulo Reis,Sandra Costanzo
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-03-24
ISBN : 3319777033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book includes a selection of papers from the 2018 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'18), held in Naples, Italy on March27-29, 2018. WorldCIST is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent results and innovations, current trends, professional experiences and the challenges of modern information systems and technologies research together with their technological development and applications. The main topics covered are: A) Information and Knowledge Management; B) Organizational Models and Information Systems; C) Software and Systems Modeling; D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools; E) Multimedia Systems and Applications; F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems; G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems; H) Big Data Analytics and Applications; I) Human–Computer Interaction; J) Ethics, Computers & Security; K) Health Informatics; L) Information Technologies in Education; M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications; N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications.

The Cognitive Approach in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things Technologies for Surveillance Tracking Systems

The Cognitive Approach in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things Technologies for Surveillance Tracking Systems Book
Author : Dinesh Peter,Amir H Alavi,Bahman Javadi,Steven L. Fernandes
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-03-14
ISBN : 0128166096
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Cognitive Approach in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things Technologies for Surveillance Tracking Systems discusses the recent, rapid development of Internet of things (IoT) and its focus on research in smart cities, especially on surveillance tracking systems in which computing devices are widely distributed and huge amounts of dynamic real-time data are collected and processed. Efficient surveillance tracking systems in the Big Data era require the capability of quickly abstracting useful information from the increasing amounts of data. Real-time information fusion is imperative and part of the challenge to mission critical surveillance tasks for various applications. This book presents all of these concepts, with a goal of creating automated IT systems that are capable of resolving problems without demanding human aid. Examines the current state of surveillance tracking systems, cognitive cloud architecture for resolving critical issues in surveillance tracking systems, and research opportunities in cognitive computing for surveillance tracking systems Discusses topics including cognitive computing architectures and approaches, cognitive computing and neural networks, complex analytics and machine learning, design of a symbiotic agent for recognizing real space in ubiquitous environments, and more Covers supervised regression and classification methods, clustering and dimensionality reduction methods, model development for machine learning applications, intelligent machines and deep learning networks includes coverage of cognitive computing models for scalable environments, privacy and security aspects of surveillance tracking systems, strategies and experiences in cloud architecture and service platform design

Big Data

Big Data Book
Author : Rajkumar Buyya,Rodrigo N. Calheiros,Amir Vahid Dastjerdi
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 0128093463
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Big Data: Principles and Paradigms captures the state-of-the-art research on the architectural aspects, technologies, and applications of Big Data. The book identifies potential future directions and technologies that facilitate insight into numerous scientific, business, and consumer applications. To help realize Big Data’s full potential, the book addresses numerous challenges, offering the conceptual and technological solutions for tackling them. These challenges include life-cycle data management, large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modeling, scalable machine learning, data analysis algorithms, sampling techniques, and privacy and ethical issues. Covers computational platforms supporting Big Data applications Addresses key principles underlying Big Data computing Examines key developments supporting next generation Big Data platforms Explores the challenges in Big Data computing and ways to overcome them Contains expert contributors from both academia and industry

Research Challenges in Modeling and Simulation for Engineering Complex Systems

Research Challenges in Modeling and Simulation for Engineering Complex Systems Book
Author : Richard Fujimoto,Conrad Bock,Wei Chen,Ernest Page,Jitesh H. Panchal
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-18
ISBN : 3319585444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This illuminating text/reference presents a review of the key aspects of the modeling and simulation (M&S) life cycle, and examines the challenges of M&S in different application areas. The authoritative work offers valuable perspectives on the future of research in M&S, and its role in engineering complex systems. Topics and features: reviews the challenges of M&S for urban infrastructure, healthcare delivery, automated vehicle manufacturing, deep space missions, and acquisitions enterprise; outlines research issues relating to conceptual modeling, covering the development of explicit and unambiguous models, communication and decision-making, and architecture and services; considers key computational challenges in the execution of simulation models, in order to best exploit emerging computing platforms and technologies; examines efforts to understand and manage uncertainty inherent in M&S processes, and how these can be unified under a consistent theoretical and philosophical foundation; discusses the reuse of models and simulations to accelerate the simulation model development process. This thought-provoking volume offers important insights for all researchers involved in modeling and simulation across the full spectrum of disciplines and applications, defining a common research agenda to support the entire M&S research community.

Intelligent Agents in Data intensive Computing

Intelligent Agents in Data intensive Computing Book
Author : Joanna Kołodziej,Luís Correia,José Manuel Molina
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-09-21
ISBN : 331923742X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents new approaches that advance research in all aspects of agent-based models, technologies, simulations and implementations for data intensive applications. The nine chapters contain a review of recent cross-disciplinary approaches in cloud environments and multi-agent systems, and important formulations of data intensive problems in distributed computational environments together with the presentation of new agent-based tools to handle those problems and Big Data in general. This volume can serve as a reference for students, researchers and industry practitioners working in or interested in joining interdisciplinary work in the areas of data intensive computing and Big Data systems using emergent large-scale distributed computing paradigms. It will also allow newcomers to grasp key concepts and potential solutions on advanced topics of theory, models, technologies, system architectures and implementation of applications in Multi-Agent systems and data intensive computing.

Advances in Modeling and Simulation

Advances in Modeling and Simulation Book
Author : Andreas Tolk,John Fowler,Guodong Shao,Enver Yücesan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-27
ISBN : 3319641824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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​This broad-ranging text/reference presents a fascinating review of the state of the art of modeling and simulation, highlighting both the seminal work of preeminent authorities and exciting developments from promising young researchers in the field. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation, the book showcases the historical importance of this influential conference while also looking forward to a bright future for the simulation community. Topics and features: examines the challenge of constructing valid and efficient models, emphasizing the benefits of the process of simulation modeling; discusses model calibration, input model risk, and approaches to validating emergent behaviors in large-scale complex systems with non-linear interactions; reviews the evolution of simulation languages, and the history of the Time Warp algorithm; offers a focus on the design and analysis of simulation experiments under various goals, and describes how data can be “farmed” to support decision making; provides a comprehensive overview of Bayesian belief models for simulation-based decision making, and introduces a model for ranking and selection in cloud computing; highlights how input model uncertainty impacts simulation optimization, and proposes an approach to quantify and control the impact of input model risk; surveys the applications of simulation in semiconductor manufacturing, in social and behavioral modeling, and in military planning and training; presents data analysis on the publications from the Winter Simulation Conference, offering a big-data perspective on the significant impact of the conference. This informative and inspiring volume will appeal to all academics and professionals interested in computational and mathematical modeling and simulation, as well as to graduate students on the path to form the next generation of WSC pioneers.

Agents and Multi Agent Systems Technologies and Applications 2020

Agents and Multi Agent Systems  Technologies and Applications 2020 Book
Author : G. Jezic,J. Chen-Burger,M. Kusek,R. Sperka,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-20
ISBN : 9811557640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book highlights new trends and challenges in research on agents and the new digital and knowledge economy. It includes papers on business process management, agent-based modeling and simulation and anthropic-oriented computing that were originally presented at the 14th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA 2020), being held as a Virtual Conference in June 17–19, 2020. The respective papers cover topics such as software agents, multi-agent systems, agent modeling, mobile and cloud computing, big data analysis, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, social systems, computer embedded systems and nature inspired manufacturing, all of which contribute to the modern digital economy.

Handbook of Research on Cloud Computing and Big Data Applications in IoT

Handbook of Research on Cloud Computing and Big Data Applications in IoT Book
Author : Gupta, B. B.,Agrawal, Dharma P.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2019-04-12
ISBN : 1522584080
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today, cloud computing, big data, and the internet of things (IoT) are becoming indubitable parts of modern information and communication systems. They cover not only information and communication technology but also all types of systems in society including within the realms of business, finance, industry, manufacturing, and management. Therefore, it is critical to remain up-to-date on the latest advancements and applications, as well as current issues and challenges. The Handbook of Research on Cloud Computing and Big Data Applications in IoT is a pivotal reference source that provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings on principles, challenges, and applications of cloud computing, big data, and IoT. While highlighting topics such as fog computing, language interaction, and scheduling algorithms, this publication is ideally designed for software developers, computer engineers, scientists, professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.

Agents and Multi agent Systems Technologies and Applications 2019

Agents and Multi agent Systems  Technologies and Applications 2019 Book
Author : Gordan Jezic,Yun-Heh Jessica Chen-Burger,Mario Kusek,Roman Šperka,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-06-19
ISBN : 981138679X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights new trends and challenges in research on agents and the new digital and knowledge economy. It includes papers on business- process management, agent-based modeling and simulation, and anthropic-oriented computing, which were originally presented at the 13th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems – Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA 2019) held June 17–19, 2019 at St George’s Bay, St. Julians, Malta. Today’s economy is driven by technologies and knowledge. Digital technologies can free, shift and multiply choices, and often intrude on the territory of other industries by providing new ways of conducting business operations and creating value for customers and companies. As such, the book covers topics such as software agents, multi-agent systems, agent modeling, mobile and cloud computing, big data analysis, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, social systems, computer embedded systems and nature inspired manufacturing, all of which contribute to the modern digital economy. The research presented is of value to researchers and industrial practitioners working in the fields of artificial intelligence, collective computational intelligence, innovative business models, the new digital and knowledge economy and, in particular, agent and multi-agent systems, technologies, tools and applications.

Towards Intelligent Systems Modeling and Simulation

Towards Intelligent Systems Modeling and Simulation Book
Author : Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim,Afza Shafie
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-11-11
ISBN : 9783030796051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book creates the emergence of disruptive technologies that have led to a significant change in the role of mathematics and statistics for problem solving, with the use of sophisticated software and hardware in solving complex systems and process. In the era of digital technology, mathematics and statistics need to be highly relevant to be able to cater for the needs of IR4.0 such as big data analytics, simulation, autonomous system, and cloud computing. Motivated by this development, a total of 26 chapters are contributed by respectable experts for this book. The main scope of the book is to conduct a new system of modeling and simulations on solving differential equations, nonlinear equations, energy, epidemiology, and risk assessment. This book is of interest for postgraduate students, researchers as well as other scientists who are working in numerical modeling and simulations based on efficient mathematical and statistical techniques.

Systems Modeling Methodologies and Tools

Systems Modeling  Methodologies and Tools Book
Author : Antonio Puliafito,Kishor S. Trivedi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-10-16
ISBN : 3319923781
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers ideas, methods, algorithms, and tools for the in-depth study of the performance and reliability of dependable fault-tolerant systems. The chapters identify the current challenges that designers and practitioners must confront to ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of systems, with special focus on their dynamic behaviors and dependencies. Topics include network calculus, workload and scheduling; simulation, sensitivity analysis and applications; queuing networks analysis; clouds, federations and big data; and tools. This collection of recent research exposes system researchers, performance analysts, and practitioners to a spectrum of issues so that they can address these challenges in their work.

Simulation for Industry 4 0

Simulation for Industry 4 0 Book
Author : Murat M. Gunal
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-25
ISBN : 3030041379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book shows how simulation’s long history and close ties to industry since the third industrial revolution have led to its growing importance in Industry 4.0. The book emphasises the role of simulation in the new industrial revolution, and its application as a key aspect of making Industry 4.0 a reality – and thus achieving the complete digitisation of manufacturing and business. It presents various perspectives on simulation and demonstrates its applications, from augmented or virtual reality to process engineering, and from quantum computing to intelligent management. Simulation for Industry 4.0 is a guide and milestone for the simulation community, as well as those readers working to achieve the goals of Industry 4.0. The connections between simulation and Industry 4.0 drawn here will be of interest not only to beginners, but also to practitioners and researchers as a point of departure in the subject, and as a guide for new lines of study.

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future Book
Author : Simon Elias Bibri
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-24
ISBN : 3319739816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is intended to help explore the field of smart sustainable cities in its complexity, heterogeneity, and breadth, the many faces of a topical subject of major importance for the future that encompasses so much of modern urban life in an increasingly computerized and urbanized world. Indeed, sustainable urban development is currently at the center of debate in light of several ICT visions becoming achievable and deployable computing paradigms, and shaping the way cities will evolve in the future and thus tackle complex challenges. This book integrates computer science, data science, complexity science, sustainability science, system thinking, and urban planning and design. As such, it contains innovative computer–based and data–analytic research on smart sustainable cities as complex and dynamic systems. It provides applied theoretical contributions fostering a better understanding of such systems and the synergistic relationships between the underlying physical and informational landscapes. It offers contributions pertaining to the ongoing development of computer–based and data science technologies for the processing, analysis, management, modeling, and simulation of big and context data and the associated applicability to urban systems that will advance different aspects of sustainability. This book seeks to explicitly bring together the smart city and sustainable city endeavors, and to focus on big data analytics and context-aware computing specifically. In doing so, it amalgamates the design concepts and planning principles of sustainable urban forms with the novel applications of ICT of ubiquitous computing to primarily advance sustainability. Its strength lies in combining big data and context–aware technologies and their novel applications for the sheer purpose of harnessing and leveraging the disruptive and synergetic effects of ICT on forms of city planning that are required for future forms of sustainable development. This is because the effects of such technologies reinforce one another as to their efforts for transforming urban life in a sustainable way by integrating data–centric and context–aware solutions for enhancing urban systems and facilitating coordination among urban domains. This timely and comprehensive book is aimed at a wide audience across science, academia industry, and policymaking. It provides the necessary material to inform relevant research communities of the state–of–the–art research and the latest development in the area of smart sustainable urban development, as well as a valuable reference for planners, designers, strategists, and ICT experts who are working towards the development and implementation of smart sustainable cities based on big data analytics and context–aware computing.