By Wiebe van der Hoek (auth.), Chiaki Sakama, Sebastian Sardina, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Michael Winikoff (eds.)
This booklet constitutes the completely refereed post-proceedings of the ninth foreign Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and applied sciences, DALT 2011, held in Taipei, Taiwan, in might 2011. the amount comprises 6 revised chosen provided at DALT 2011, 7 most sensible papers from the DALT sequence through the years, explaining how the study constructed and the way it motivated and impacted the group, the cutting-edge and next paintings, and invited papers from the DALT Spring tuition, which came about in April 2011.
By Nicolas F. Diebold
The main of non-discrimination is key to the rules of foreign alternate in items and companies. within the context of alternate in items, the idea that of 'like items' has turn into a key component of the felony research of no matter if a alternate problem violates GATT non-discrimination responsibilities. The similar proposal of 'like prone and repair providers' in GATS ideas on non-discrimination has bought little consciousness in WTO jurisprudence. In gentle of the remainder uncertainties, Nicolas Diebold analyses the felony difficulties of the GATS 'like companies and prone providers' thought utilizing a contextual and comparative method. The 'likeness' point isn't analysed in isolation, yet in context with 'less beneficial therapy' and regulatory goal as extra parts of non-discrimination. The e-book additionally explores how some distance theories from non-discrimination ideas in GATT, NAFTA, BITs and EC in addition to industry definition theories from festival legislation might be utilized to 'likeness' in GATS.
By G. Schettler (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dr. F. Gotthard Schettler, Antonio M. Gotto Jr. M.D., Ph.D., Priv.-Doz. Dr. Gert Middelhoff, Dr. Andreas J. R. Habenicht, Klara R. Jurutka (eds.)
In 1982 Berlin was once host for the second one time to the foreign Symposium on Atherosclerosis. In 1973 the 3rd symposium used to be held there, following the 1st in Athens -opened via the unforgettable Paul D. White -and the second one in Chicago, the place the nice gents of atherosclerosis learn - Louis Katz and Irving web page - left their particular imprint at the assembly. because the 3rd symposium in Berlin striking advances were made within the box of atherosclerosis. The symposia in Tokyo in 1976 and in Houston in 1979 brought vital new wisdom from present learn, stimulating world wide curiosity; Berlin highlighted the newest advancements. The overseas Atherosclerosis Society (lAS) offers a world discussion board for the whole box of atherosclerosis examine. Its major function is to use the result of simple study to medical drugs, and thereby to learn the practitioner. Prevention and rehabilitation are of unique significance. Intensified overseas cooperation is urgently wanted in any respect degrees. A declared aim of the lAS is touch among younger investigators and among overseas learn and paintings teams. partaking within the Berlin assembly have been 1400 researchers from forty two countries. This illustrates the turning out to be curiosity in atherosclerosis because the prime reason for dying in "developed" societies. besides the fact that, the occurrence of atherosclerosis is expanding world wide, even supposing there are nationwide variations within the development and visual appeal of the sickness; this used to be documented on the Berlin Symposium.
By Abram Swaan, Marcel Van der Linden
It is a comparative, ethnographic, and old examine of mutual cash that flourished in nineteenth-century Europe and North the USA. this present day mutual cash abound in Asia and Africa; they've got again to eu and American towns besides immigrants from in a foreign country. the main is easy: a couple of individuals each one pay a contribution into the fund for as many rounds as there are members and at each one around one participant gets the entire of contributions paid. till the time that avid gamers obtain the lump sum, they're collectors to the fund. From that second on they develop into borrowers who has to be depended on to head on paying their contribution till the top. frequently creditworthiness, status, privilege, want, lottery or rate reductions make sure the series that the organizer imposes. Abram de Swaan is distinct collage professor of social technology on the college of Amsterdam. Marcel van der Linden is study director of the foreign Institute of Social historical past in Amsterdam, professor of the historical past of social activities on the collage of Amsterdam, and government editor of the overseas assessment of Social historical past.
By Hazeline U. Asuncion (auth.), Paul Groth, James Frew (eds.)
This e-book constitutes the revised chosen papers of the 4th foreign Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2012, held in Santa Barbara, CA, united states, in June 2012. The 14 complete papers, four demo papers and 12 poster papers offered have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from forty nine submissions. The papers are equipped in topical sections on files databases; the net; reconstruction; technological know-how functions; and demonstrations.
By Michael Hödlmoser, Martin Kampel (auth.), George Bebis, Richard Boyle, Bahram Parvin, Darko Koracin, Ronald Chung, Riad Hammound, Muhammad Hussain, Tan Kar-Han, Roger Crawfis, Daniel Thalmann, David Kao, Lisa Avila (eds.)
It is with nice excitement that we current the lawsuits of the sixth Inter- tional, Symposium on visible Computing (ISVC 2010), which was once held in Las Vegas, Nevada. ISVC presents a standard umbrella for the 4 major components of visible computing together with imaginative and prescient, snap shots, visualization, and digital fact. The target is to supply a discussion board for researchers, scientists, engineers, and pr- titioners in the course of the international to give their most recent learn ?ndings, rules, advancements, and purposes within the broader zone of visible computing. This yr, this system consisted of 14 oral periods, one poster consultation, 7 specific tracks, and six keynote shows. The reaction to the decision for papers used to be first-class; we acquired over three hundred submissions for the most symposium from which we accredited ninety three papers for oral presentation and seventy three papers for poster p- sentation. specified song papers have been solicited individually throughout the Organizing and software Committees of every tune. a complete of forty four papers have been authorized for oral presentation and six papers for poster presentation within the certain tracks.
By Silvia Torres-Peimbert (auth.), Silvia Torres-Peimbert (eds.)
Every five years due to the fact that 1967 a gathering has been held to debate the topic of planetary nebulae and their relevant stars. past conferences were held in Tatranska Lomnica (Czechoslovakia); Liege (Belgium); Ithaca, big apple (U. S. A); and London (Great Britain). IAU Symposium 131 used to be subsidized through IAU Commision 34, on Interstellar topic and co-sponsored by means of IAU Commisions 35 and 36 on Stellar structure and concept of Stellar Atmospheres. The symposium used to be held on the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico urban, October 5-9, 1987. It came about in a single of the previous structures of the college of Mexico within the downtown zone. the internal patio of the development supplied very friendly atmosphere for the poster classes and for large discussions one of the individuals. The assembly used to be attended by way of one hundred sixty scientists from 22 nations. The clinical Organizing Committee,under the chairmanship of J.B. Kaler, ready a finished clinical application in accordance with a collection of invited displays. All contributed papers have been provided in poster shape. The medical Organizing Committee want to thank the employees of the collage of Illinois division of Astronomy: Dr. Ron Allen for granting monetary help; Carol Stickrod, Louise Browning, Deana Griffin and Sandie Osterbur for his or her support with the association. IAU supplied financial assistance to a bunch of younger astronomers.
By Rahayu Ahmad, Wayne G. Lutters (auth.), A. Ant Ozok, Panayiotis Zaphiris (eds.)
This booklet constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the 4th overseas convention on on-line groups and Social Computing, OCSC 2011, held in Orlando, FL, united states in July 2011 within the framework of the 14th foreign convention on Human-Computer interplay, HCII 2011 with 10 different thematically comparable meetings. The seventy seven revised papers offered have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from various submissions. The papers accredited for presentation completely conceal the thematic sector of on-line groups and social computing, addressing the subsequent significant subject matters: online groups and clever brokers in schooling and examine; blogs, Wikis and Twitters; social computing in enterprise and the company; social computing in daily life; info administration in social computing.
By Yiyu Yao (auth.), JingTao Yao, Pawan Lingras, Wei-Zhi Wu, Marcin Szczuka, Nick J. Cercone, Dominik Ślȩzak (eds.)
This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the second one foreign convention on tough units and data expertise, RSKT 2007, held in Toronto, Canada in could 2007 together with the eleventh overseas convention on tough units, Fuzzy units, information Mining, and Granular Computing, RSFDGrC 2007, either as a part of the Joint tough Set Symposium, JRS 2007.
The sixty seven revised complete papers awarded including 3 invited papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from a complete of 319 common submissions to the JRS 2007 symposium. The papers are geared up in topical sections on tough set foundations, a number of standards determination research, biometrics, kansei engineering, autonomy-oriented computing, gentle computing in bioinformatics, ubiquitous computing and networking, tough set algorithms, wisdom illustration and reasoning, genetic algorithms, and tough set applications.
By Grigoris Antoniou (auth.), Nick Bassiliades, Guido Governatori, Adrian Paschke (eds.)
This publication constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the fifth foreign Symposium on principles, RuleML 2011 - Europe, held in Barcelona, Spain, in July 2011 - collocated with the twenty second overseas Joint convention on synthetic Intelligence, IJCAI 2011. it's the first of 2 RuleML occasions that ensue in 2011. the second one RuleML Symposium - RuleML 2011 - the US - may be held in castle Lauderdale, FL, united states, in November 2011. The 18 revised complete papers, eight revised brief papers and three invited music papers provided including the abstracts of two keynote talks have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from fifty eight submissions. The papers are prepared within the following topical sections: rule-based distributed/multi-agent structures; ideas, brokers and norms; rule-based occasion processing and response ideas; fuzzy principles and uncertainty; principles and the semantic net; rule studying and extraction; principles and reasoning; and rule-based applications.