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1 Masys, Anthony J Applications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity I10393 2016 eBook  
2 Tasca, Paolo Banking Beyond Banks and Money I10210 2016 eBook  
3 Kenna, Ralph Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives I10033 2017 eBook  
4 Masys, Anthony J Disaster Forensics I09959 2016 eBook  
5 Lehmann, Sune Complex Spreading Phenomena in Social Systems I09819 2018 eBook  
6 dell'Isola, Francesco Big-(Wo)men, Tyrants, Chiefs, Dictators, Emperors and Presidents I09391 2019 eBook  
7 Brugge, Doug Incident on Simpac III I09286 2018 eBook  
8 Huysman, M.H Communities and Technologies I11587 2003 eBook  
9 Heck, Andre Information Handling in Astronomy I11565 2000 eBook  
10 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11560 2001 eBook  
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TitleApplications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity : From Problem Framing to Problem Solving
Author(s)Masys, Anthony J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVIII, 322 p. 77 illus., 61 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book captures current trends and developments in the field of systems thinking and soft operations research which can be applied to solve today's??problems of dynamic complexity and interdependency. Such ???wicked problems??? and messes are seemingly intractable problems characterized as value-laden, ambiguous, and unstable, that resist being tamed by classical problem solving. Actions and interventions associated with this complex problem space can have highly unpredictable and unintended consequences. Examples of such complex problems include health care reform, global climate change, transnational serious and organized crime, terrorism, homeland security, human security, disaster management, and humanitarian aid. Moving towards the development of solutions to these complex problem spaces depends on the lens we use to examine them and how we frame the problem. It will be shown that systems thinking and soft operations research has had great success in contributing to the management of complexity.??
ISBN,Price9783319211060
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. COMPUTER SIMULATION 3. DECISION MAKING 4. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Methodology of the Social Sciences 8. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 9. Operations Research/Decision Theory 10. Security Science and Technology 11. Simulation and Modeling 12. SOCIAL SCIENCES 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 14. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 15. System safety
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TitleBanking Beyond Banks and Money : A Guide to Banking Services in the Twenty-First Century
Author(s)Tasca, Paolo;Aste, Tomaso;Pelizzon, Loriana;Perony, Nicolas
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVI, 316 p. 64 illus., 54 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteDo you know how banking and money will look like in the new digital age? This book collects the voices of leading scholars, entrepreneurs, policy makers and consultants who, through their expertise and keen analytical skills, are best positioned to picture from various angles the ongoing technological revolution in banking and finance. You will learn how lending and borrowing can exist without banks; how new forms of money can compete to better serve different society needs; how new technologies are banking the unbanked communities in the poorest parts of the world, and how ideas and small projects can be financed by the crowds without the need to rely upon banks. You will learn how, in the new digital age, we will interact with new self-organised and autonomous companies that operate without any human involvement, based on a set of programmed and incorruptible rules. You will learn that new business models will emerge thanks to technology-enabled platforms, upon which one can build new forms of non-hierarchical cooperation between strangers. And you will also learn that new forms of risks and threats are emerging that will destabilise our systems and jeopardise the stability of our financial order
ISBN,Price9783319424484
Keyword(s)1. Data structures (Computer science) 2. Data Structures and Information Theory 3. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Economics, Mathematical?? 7. ECONOPHYSICS 8. FINANCE 9. Finance, general 10. Methodology of the Social Sciences 11. Quantitative Finance 12. SOCIAL SCIENCES 13. Sociophysics
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TitleMaths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives
Author(s)Kenna, Ralph;MacCarron, M??ir??n;MacCarron, P??draig
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionX, 228 p. 64 illus., 47 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteWith an emphasis on exploring measurable aspects of ancient narratives, Maths Meets Myths sets out to investigate age-old material with new techniques. This book collects, for the first time, novel quantitative approaches to studying sources from the past, such as chronicles, epics, folktales, and myths. It contributes significantly to recent efforts in bringing together natural scientists and humanities scholars in investigations aimed at achieving greater understanding of our cultural inheritance. Accordingly, each contribution reports on a modern quantitative approach applicable to narrative sources from the past, or describes those which would be amenable to such treatment and why they are important. This volume is a unique state-of-the-art compendium on an emerging research field which also addresses anyone with interests in quantitative approaches to humanities
ISBN,Price9783319394459
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Historical linguistics 5. HISTORY 6. History, general 7. Medieval philosophy 8. Methodology of the Social Sciences 9. PHYSICS 10. SOCIAL SCIENCES
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TitleDisaster Forensics : Understanding Root Cause and Complex Causality
Author(s)Masys, Anthony J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVII, 409 p. 41 illus., 30 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book aims to uncover the root causes of natural and man-made disasters by going beyond the typical reports and case studies conducted post-disaster. It opens the black box of disasters by presenting ???forensic analysis approaches??? to disasters, thereby revealing the complex causality that characterizes them and explaining how and why hazards do, or do not, become disasters. This yields ???systemic??? strategies for managing disasters. Recently the global threat landscape has seen the emergence of high impact, low probability events. Events like Hurricane Katrina, the Great Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, Super Typhoon Haiyan, global terrorist activities have become the new norm. Extreme events challenge our understanding regarding the interdependencies and complexity of the disaster aetiology and are often referred to as Black Swans. Between 2002 and 2011, there were 4130 disasters recorded that resulted from natural hazards around the world. In these, 1,117,527 people perished and a minimum of US$1,195 billion in losses were reported. In the year 2011 alone, 302 disasters claimed 29,782 lives; affected 206 million people and inflicted damages worth a minimum of estimated US$366 billion
ISBN,Price9783319418490
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Environmental law 4. Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice 5. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 6. Methodology of the Social Sciences 7. NATURAL DISASTERS 8. NATURAL HAZARDS 9. Security Science and Technology 10. SOCIAL SCIENCES 11. System safety
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TitleComplex Spreading Phenomena in Social Systems : Influence and Contagion in Real-World Social Networks
Author(s)Lehmann, Sune;Ahn, Yong-Yeol
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionVI, 361 p. 104 illus., 81 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis text is about spreading of information and influence in complex networks. Although previously considered similar and modeled in parallel approaches, there is now experimental evidence that epidemic and social spreading work in subtly different ways. While previously explored through modeling, there is currently an explosion of work on revealing the mechanisms underlying complex contagion based on big data and data-driven approaches. This volume consists of four parts. Part 1 is an Introduction, providing an accessible summary of the state-of-the-art. Part 2 provides an overview of the central theoretical developments in the field. Part 3 describes the empirical work on observing spreading processes in real-world networks. Finally, Part 4 goes into detail with recent and exciting new developments: dedicated studies designed to measure specific aspects of the spreading processes, often using randomized control trials to isolate the network effect from confounders, such as homophily. Each contribution is authored by leading experts in the field. This volume, though based on technical selections of the most important results on complex spreading, remains quite accessible to the newly interested. The main benefit to the reader is that the topics are carefully structured to take the novice to the level of expert on the topic of social spreading processes. This book will be of great importance to a wide field: from researchers in physics, computer science, and sociology to professionals in public policy and public health
ISBN,Price9783319773322
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPUTER SIMULATION 3. DATA MINING 4. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Methodology of the Social Sciences 8. PHYSICS 9. Simulation and Modeling 10. SOCIAL SCIENCES
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TitleBig-(Wo)men, Tyrants, Chiefs, Dictators, Emperors and Presidents : Towards the Mathematical Understanding of Social Groups
Author(s)dell'Isola, Francesco
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2019.
DescriptionXXI, 164 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book highlights mathematical ideas to help explain a number of important aspects of the dynamics of social groups. These ideas are similar to those used to describe the behaviour of Lagrangian mechanical systems, and as such this book appeals to anyone wanting to gain an understanding of the intrinsic unity of natural phenomena
ISBN,Price9789811394799
Keyword(s)1. Computational Social Sciences 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. MATHEMATICS 5. Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences 6. Popular Science in Mathematics 7. Science???Social aspects 8. SOCIAL SCIENCES 9. Social sciences???Computer programs 10. Social sciences???Data processing 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleIncident on Simpac III : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Brugge, Doug
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionIX, 234 p : online resource
Abstract NoteA few hundred years into the future, a wave of space colonization follows a disastrous earlier attempt to inhabit nearby extrasolar planets. It is guided by a new computational method based on massive data-driven socio-cultural and socio-epidemiological modeling and using novel biological computers, fed with data on Earth???s history of successes and failures. Yet, in the newly settled Simpac system, some unexpected and worrying anomalies begin cropping up, making an urgent expedition to the system necessary: is it the underlying data, the computations, or is some unknown entity tampering with the space colonization program? A race against time ensues as the lives of four strangers begin to converge. While grounded in the social systems aspect, the author posits that the future is likely to be characterized by more biology-based tools than most contemporary science fiction ??? which most often relies entirely on non-biological hardware in terms of advanced technologies ??? predicts. The result is an entertaining and skillful blend of thriller and SF, complemented by a nontechnical appendix describing the underlying science. About the Author: Doug Brugge holds a PhD in Biology from Harvard University and an MS in Industrial Hygiene from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has secondary appointments in Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service. Most of his work employs a community-based participatory research approach with a deep commitment to translating research into concrete policies and practices. He is the author of Particles in the Air: The Deadliest Pollutant is One You Breathe Every Day (Springer 2018). ???A taut, brilliantly crafted thriller! Brugge reminds us that the fabric of every society contains the pull threads for its unraveling.??? ???Len Boswell, author, A Grave Misunderstanding
ISBN,Price9783319931609
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Behavioral economics 3. Behavioral/Experimental Economics 4. BIOINFORMATICS 5. Computational Biology/Bioinformatics 6. Computational Social Sciences 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. Popular Social Sciences 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES 12. Social sciences???Computer programs 13. Social sciences???Data processing 14. SPACE SCIENCES 15. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleCommunities and Technologies
Author(s)Huysman, M.H;Wenger, Etienne;Wulf, Volker
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 484 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe book contains 24 research articles related to the emerging research field of Communities and Technologies (C&T). The papers treat subjects such as online communities, communities of practice, Community support systems, Digital Cities, regional communities and the internet, knowledge sharing and communities, civil communities, communities and education and social capital. As a result of a very quality-oriented review process, the work reflects the best of current research and practice in the field of C&T
ISBN,Price9789401701150
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMPUTER SCIENCE 3. Computer Science, general 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) 7. MANAGEMENT 8. Science???Social aspects 9. SOCIAL SCIENCES 10. Social Sciences, general 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 12. User interfaces (Computer systems) 13. User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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TitleInformation Handling in Astronomy
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2000.
DescriptionX, 242 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe pilot boat just moved away and'its lights are already fading towards the coast of Northeastern Queensland over which Saturn is going to set. There is still quite some time to go before dawn. The big ship has now regained her cruise speed following its roughly northwesterly route in the South Coral Sea along the chain of nearby reefs. Few people are around at this time, except a dozen early birds sharing some 'shipshaping' exercise on the top deck and taking advantage of the relative coolness of the night. On my way down to the stateroom, I cannot but stop once more in front of that elegant composition by British artist Brigid Collins (1963-) hanging in the monumental staircase between Decks 7 and 8. That piece 2 of art, a 1.8x 1.8m oil on canvas plus collage entitled Berinl in honour of the Danish explorer, gathers together many navigation-related themes of the time: Suns, Moons, planets, sky maps, astrolabes, small telescopes, as well as drawings, diagrams and charts of all kinds. It is somehow a digest of how astronomical information was then collected, made available, and used
ISBN,Price9789401143455
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. COMPUTER SCIENCE 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. EDUCATION 7. Education, general 8. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 9. Management of Computing and Information Systems 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES 12. Social Sciences, general 13. Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences 14. Statistics??
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume II
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2001.
DescriptionIX, 280 p : online resource
Abstract NoteSeated in a sun-lit corner of his 17th century Dutch house, his hand touching a celestial globe, Johannes Vermeer's "Astronomer" seems to pon?? der about the mysteries of the universe. We might make the trip to Paris and ask him, in the Louvre, what precisely is on his mind. Unfortunately, there will be no answer. But we do know what his mind was not on. It was not on the approaching deadlines for the proposals he would have to write for getting funds and telescope-time, not on the meeting of the observing programs committee, not on his refereeing duty for the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, nor on his university's tightening budget for science. In the Kapteyn Institute at Groningen I stand face to face with the im?? pressive portrait of J.C. Kapteyn, painted in the year 1918. Seated at his desk he is doing his calculations with pen, pencil and tables, perhaps check?? ing the work of his skilled staff of human computers. Early in his career he had completed his magnum opus, the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung in collaboration with his close friend David Gill at Capetown, South Africa
ISBN,Price9789401006668
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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