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Computer Aided Systems Theory - Eurocast'99

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Computer Aided Systems Theory (CAST) deals with the task of contributing to the creation and implementation of tools for the support of usual CAD tools for design and simulation by formal mathematical or logical means in modeling. Naturally, thebasisfortheconstructionandimplementationofCASTsoftwareis provided by the existing current knowledge in modeling and by the experience of practitioners in engineering design. Systems Theory, as seen from the viewpoint of CAST research and CAST tool development, has the role of providing formal frameworks and related theoretical knowledge for model-construction and model analysis. We purposely do not distinguish sharply between systems theory and CAST and other similar ?elds of research and tool development such as for example in applied numerical analysis or other computational sciences. TheheredocumentedEUROCASTconferencewhichtookplaceattheVienna University of Technology re?ects current mainstreams in CAST. As in the p- vious conferences new topics, both theoretical and application oriented, have been addressed. The presented papers show that the ?eld is widespread and that new - velopments in computer science and in information technology are the driving forces. Theeditorswouldliketothanktheauthorsforprovidingtheirmanuscriptsin hardcopyandinelectronicformontime.Thesta?ofSpringer-VerlagHeidelberg gave, as in previous CAST publications, valuable support in editing this volume


Computer-aided Geometric Design

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Computer graphics, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing are tools that have become indispensable to a wide array of activities in contemporary society. Euclidean processing provides the basis for these computer-aided design systems although it contains elements that inevitably lead to an inaccurate, non-robust, and complex system. The primary cause of the deficiencies of Euclidean processing is the division operation, which becomes necessary if an n-space problem is to be processed in n-space. The difficulties that accompany the division operation may be avoided if processing is conducted entirely in (n+1)-space. The paradigm attained through the logical extension of this approach, totally four-dimensional processing, is the subject of this book. This book offers a new system of geometric processing techniques that attain accurate, robust, and compact computations, and allow the construction of a systematically structured CAD system.


Communication Networks And Computer Systems

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Communication networks and computer systems research is entering a new phase in which many of the established models and techniques of the last twenty years are being challenged. The research community is continuing to free itself from past intellectual constraints so that it may fully exploit the convergence of computing and communications. Evaluating the performance of emerging communications and computer systems constitutes a huge challenge. Thus, current research provides a set of heterogeneous tools and techniques embracing the uncertainties of time and space varying environments when the requests for diverse services are made in real time, and with very different quality of service expectations.These novel techniques will lead to fast and economic service deployment and effective dynamic resource management, and hence to new business strategies and infrastructures that will facilitate the emergence of future services and applications.This volume contains contributions and presentations made by leading international researchers at a workshop which was held in April 2004 to honour Professor Erol Gelenbe on the occasion of his inaugural lecture as the Dennis Gabor Chair at Imperial College London.


A New Life With Bianca

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Poetry. Trilingual Edition. Translated from the original English into the Italian by Chiara Curtoni, and into the Sicilian by Nino Provenzano. With engravings by Michael McCurdy. "Truly an homage to the sonnet form of the Sicilian School, the nine poems in A NEW LIFE WITH BIANCA are vibrant with contemporary clarity of word and thought; yet, the sonnets embrace the poetic form of Iacopo da Lentini, an innovative poet of another era. This trilingual work is a gift of life and yearnings well expressed and clearly up-to-date, yet enveloped in long standing literary tradition. For a reader who loves the richness and expressive possibilities of the English language, the musicality of Italian in the translations by Dr. Chiara Curtoni added pleasure, and the Sicilian versions by Nino Provenzano went straight to the heart."-Giovanna Bellia La Marca

"Frank Polizzi's sonnet series is a discourse among three cultures. He honors the history of the sonnet form by having his original English text translated into Sicilian and Italian. Polizzi has cleverly distilled the history of the sonnet into a voice that speaks simultaneously in three languages: the original medieval Sicilian sonneteer, the Dante ofLa Vita Nuova, and the modern descendent of this still living and evolving form. Polizzi's sonnets mirror the tradition they succinctly annotate, from Platonic love and erotic sex to betrayal, loss, and death. In the end, Polizzi's Bianca is as unattainable as Dante's Beatrice. Thoughtful as well as inspired, Polizzi has added yet another dimension to the tradition of the sonnet."-Ken Scambray

"As if love itself decided it could not to be conveyed in only one language, Frank Polizzi follows its lead and puts forth a poignant multilingual collection of nine love sonnets in A NEW LIFE WITH BIANCA. Polizzi pays homage to the joys and sorrows of love, and to the tradition of the Italian sonnet, as he takes up the voice of a modern-day troubadour, as Chiara Curtoni masterfully translates the sonnets into Italian, and Nino Provenzano evokes our first sonneteer-the Sicilian, Iacopo da Lentini. Readers will discover not only musicality flowing in multiple tones, but also visual art (in nine engravings by Michael McCurdy) that follows each moving poem's trajectory-laden with wonder, desire, intimacy, union and separation-the whole of one man's life with his beloved. In unflinching meditations Polizzi enters he deep places where love is first lit and radiantly glows. These poems demand that love not be forgotten, and our inner landscape are made infinitely richer by the power of love, its rhythms, and all its fragile in- betweens."-Marisa Frasca


Computer Assisted Exercises And Training

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A comprehensive guide to computer assisted exercises <p> Readers can turn to this indispensable reference guide for comprehensive and lucid coverage of the operational, technical, and organizational knowledge needed to harness successful and constructive computer assisted exercises (CAX) and war games. It is geared also toward large civilian organizations that are looking to teach and test their strategies and procedures without the added cost of manpower. Divided into two clear parts, the book covers: <ul> <li> <p> Fundamentals and Theory&#8212;conflict and warfare; probability and statistics; simulation; distributed simulation; and experimentation and analysis <li> <p> Combat Modeling, Computer Assisted Exercises, and Practice&#8212;CAX architectures; CAX process; combat modeling; CAX support tools; communications/information system issues, technical risks, and risk miti-gation; and exercise centers and facilities </ul> <p> Computer Assisted Exercises and Training: A Reference Guide is indispensable reading for research engineers, computer scientists, software engineers working with modeling and simulation, homeland security specialists, staff in simulation training centers, military strategists and commanders, and many others. It also serves as a valuable textbook for modeling and simulation courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. <p> &#160;



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