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1 Karsai, M??rton Bursty Human Dynamics I10000 2018 eBook  
2 Drigani, Fulvio Communicating Space Exploration I09093 2020 eBook  
3 Vakoch, Douglas A Extraterrestrial Altruism I07518 2014 eBook  
4 Ball, Philip Why Society is a Complex Matter I07060 2012 eBook  
5 Miritello, Giovanna Temporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks I06996 2013 eBook  
6 Chin, Alvin Mobile Social Networking I05860 2014 eBook  
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TitleBursty Human Dynamics
Author(s)Karsai, M??rton;Jo, Hang-Hyun;Kaski, Kimmo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVI, 121 p. 17 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides a comprehensive overview on emergent bursty patterns in the dynamics of human behaviour. It presents common and alternative understanding of the investigated phenomena, and points out open questions worthy of further investigations. The book is structured as follows. In the introduction the authors discuss the motivation of the field, describe bursty phenomena in case of human behaviour, and relate it to other disciplines. The second chapter addresses the measures commonly used to characterise heterogeneous signals, bursty human dynamics, temporal paths, and correlated behaviour. These definitions are first introduced to set the basis for the discussion of the third chapter about the observations of bursty human patterns in the dynamics of individuals, dyadic interactions, and collective behaviour. The subsequent fourth chapter discusses the models of bursty human dynamics. Various mechanisms have been proposed about the source of the heterogeneities in human dynamics, which leads to the introduction of conceptually different modelling approaches. The authors address all of these perspectives objectively, highlight their strengths and shortcomings, and??mention possible extensions to them. The fifth chapter addresses the effect of individual heterogeneous behaviour on collective dynamics. This question in particular has been investigated in various systems including spreading phenomena, random walks, and opinion formation dynamics. Here the main issues are whether burstiness speeds up or slows down the co-evolving processes, and how burstiness modifies time-dependent paths in the system that determine the spreading patterns of any kind of information or influence. Finally in the sixth chapter the authors end the review with a discussion and future perspectives. It is an ideal book for researchers and students who wish to enter the field of bursty human dynamics or want to expand their knowledge on such phenomena
ISBN,Price9783319685403
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Communication Studies 4. DATA MINING 5. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6. DATA STRUCTURES 7. Data structures (Computer science) 8. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 9. EBOOK 10. EBOOK - SPRINGER 11. ECONOPHYSICS 12. Sociophysics 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleCommunicating Space Exploration : Challenges, State of the Art and Future Trends
Author(s)Drigani, Fulvio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXV, 114 p. 49 illus., 43 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book offers an enlightening analysis of the ways in which the communication of space explorations has evolved in response to political and social developments and the availability of new media and communication tools. Important challenges to effective communication are discussed, including the diversity of audiences, the risks associated with space missions, and continuing skepticism about the benefits of space research despite the many associated day-to-day applications. In addition, future trends in communication are examined with reference to likely trends in space exploration over the coming century. Besides space communication for the public, the need for targeted messaging to each group of stakeholders ??? decision makers, media, opinion leaders, the scientific community, and industry ??? is analyzed in detail. A series of case studies of particular space missions, both successful and unsuccessful, is presented to illustrate key issues. The book has significant implications for the communication of science in general and will be of interest to a wide audience, including space scientists, science communication professionals, people fascinated by exploration and discovery, stakeholders, and educators
ISBN,Price9783030332129
Keyword(s)1. COMMUNICATION 2. Communication Studies 3. Corporate Communication/Public Relations 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Internet marketing 7. Media and Communication 8. Online Marketing/Social Media 9. Public relations 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleExtraterrestrial Altruism : Evolution and Ethics in the Cosmos
Author(s)Vakoch, Douglas A
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014.
DescriptionXV, 329 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteExtraterrestrial Altruism examines a basic assumption of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): that extraterrestrials will be transmitting messages to us for our benefit. This question of whether extraterrestrials will be altruistic has become increasingly important in recent years as SETI scientists have begun contemplating transmissions from Earth to make contact. Should we expect altruism to evolve throughout the cosmos, or is this only wishful thinking? Would this make biological sense? Is it dangerous to send messages to other worlds, as Stephen Hawking has suggested? Would extraterrestrial societies be based on different ethical principles? Extraterrestrial Altruism explores these and related questions about the motivations of civilizations beyond Earth, providing new insights that are critical for SETI. Chapters are authored by leading scholars from diverse disciplines???anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, cosmology, engineering, history of science, law, philosophy, psychology, public policy, and sociology. The book is carefully edited by Douglas Vakoch, Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute and professor of clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. The Foreword is by Frank Drake. This interdisciplinary book will benefit everybody trying to understand whether evolution and ethics are unique to Earth, or whether they are built into the fabric of the universe
ISBN,Price9783642377501
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Communication Studies 4. Cross Cultural Psychology 5. Cross-cultural psychology 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. ETHICS 9. PLANETOLOGY
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TitleWhy Society is a Complex Matter : Meeting Twenty-first Century Challenges with a New Kind of Science
Author(s)Ball, Philip
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.
Description80 p. 35 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteSociety is complicated. But this book argues that this does not place it beyond the reach of a science that can help to explain and perhaps even to predict social behaviour. As a system made up of many interacting agents ??? people, groups, institutions and governments, as well as physical and technological structures such as roads and computer networks ??? society can be regarded as a complex system. In recent years, scientists have made great progress in understanding how such complex systems operate, ranging from animal populations to earthquakes and weather. These systems show behaviours that cannot be predicted or intuited by focusing on the individual components, but which emerge spontaneously as a consequence of their interactions: they are said to be ???self-organized???. Attempts to direct or manage such emergent properties generally reveal that ???top-down??? approaches, which try to dictate a particular outcome, are ineffectual, and that what is needed instead is a ???bottom-up??? approach that aims to guide self-organization towards desirable states. This book shows how some of these ideas from the science of complexity can be applied to the study and management of social phenomena, including traffic flow, economic markets, opinion formation and the growth and structure of cities. Building on these successes, the book argues that the complex-systems view of the social sciences has now matured sufficiently for it to be possible, desirable and perhaps essential to attempt a grander objective: to integrate these efforts into a unified scheme for studying, understanding and ultimately predicting what happens in the world we have made. Such a scheme would require the mobilization and collaboration of many different research communities, and would allow society and its interactions with the physical environment to be explored through realistic models and large-scale data collection and analysis. It should enable us to find new and effective solutions to major global problems such as conflict, disease, financial instability, environmental despoliation and poverty, while avoiding unintended policy consequences. It could give us the foresight to anticipate and ameliorate crises, and to begin tackling some of the most intractable problems of the twenty-first century
ISBN,Price9783642290008
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Communication Studies 4. COMPLEXITY 5. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 6. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 7. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 8. EBOOK 9. EBOOK - SPRINGER 10. ECONOMIC POLICY 11. ECONOMICS 12. ECONOPHYSICS 13. Methodology of the Social Sciences 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. SOCIAL SCIENCES 16. Sociophysics
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TitleTemporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks
Author(s)Miritello, Giovanna
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2013.
DescriptionXIV, 153 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe main interest of this research has been in understanding and characterizing large networks of human interactions as continuously changing objects. In fact, although many real social networks are dynamic networks whose elements and properties continuously change over time, traditional approaches to social network analysis are essentially static, thus neglecting all temporal aspects. Specifically, we have investigated the role that temporal patterns of human interaction play in three main fields of social network analysis and data mining: characterization of time (or attention) allocation in social networks, prediction of link decay/persistence, and information spreading. In order to address this we analyzed large anonymized data sets of phone call communication traces over long periods of time. Access to these observations was granted by Telefonica Research, Spain. The findings that emerge from our research indicate that the observed heterogeneities and correlations of human temporal patterns of interaction significantly affect the traditional view of social networks, shifting from a very steady to a highly complex entity. Since structure and dynamics are tightly coupled, they cannot be disentangled in the analysis and modeling of human behavior, though traditional models seek to do so. Our results impact not only the way in which social network are traditionally characterized, but more importantly also the understanding and modeling phenomena such as group formation, spread of epidemics, and the dissemination of ideas, opinions and information
ISBN,Price9783319001104
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Communication Studies 4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. GAME THEORY 8. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 9. MATHEMATICS 10. Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences 11. PHYSICS 12. SOCIAL SCIENCES 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleMobile Social Networking : An Innovative Approach
Author(s)Chin, Alvin;Zhang, Daqing
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2014.
DescriptionXIV, 243 p. 64 illus., 61 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe use of contextually aware, pervasive, distributed computing, and sensor networks to bridge the gap between the physical and online worlds is the basis of mobile social networking. This book shows how applications can be built to provide mobile social networking, the research issues that need to be solved to enable this vision, and how mobile social networking can be used to provide computational intelligence that will improve daily life. With contributions from the fields of sociology, computer science, human-computer interaction and design, this book demonstrates how mobile social networks can be inferred from users' physical interactions both with the environment and with others, as well as how users behave around them and how their behavior differs on mobile vs. traditional online social networks
ISBN,Price9781461485797
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Communication Studies 4. Communications Engineering, Networks 5. COMPLEXITY 6. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 7. Computer Communication Networks 8. Computer communication systems 9. EBOOK 10. EBOOK - SPRINGER 11. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 12. PHYSICS 13. User interfaces (Computer systems) 14. User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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