Building the e World EcosystemBuilding the e World Ecosystem

11th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2011, Kaunas, Lithuania, October 12-14, 2011, Revised Selected Papers Tomas ...

Author: Tomas Skersys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642272608


Page: 320

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 2011, held in Kaunas, Lithuania, in October 2011. The 25 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: e-government and e-governance, e-services, digital goods and products, e-business process modeling and re-engineering, innovative e-business models and implementation, e-health and e-education, and innovative e-business models.

Building the e World EcosystemBuilding the e World Ecosystem

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 2011, held in Kaunas, Lithuania, in October 2011.

Author: Tomas Skersys

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642272592


Page: 320

View: 118

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 2011, held in Kaunas, Lithuania, in October 2011. The 25 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: e-government and e-governance, e-services, digital goods and products, e-business process modeling and re-engineering, innovative e-business models and implementation, e-health and e-education, and innovative e-business models.

Including Consumption in Emissions TradingIncluding Consumption in Emissions Trading

... Riantas Butleris, Lina Nemuraite and Reima Suomi (eds), Building the e-World Ecosystem (Springer 2011). Weight, Hannes, Denny Ellerman and Eril Delarue, ...

Author: Manuel W. Haussner

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800376854


Page: 256

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This timely book addresses the need for further measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union, arguing that the EU Emissions Trading Scheme does not offer sufficient incentives for the carbon-intensive materials sector. It highlights the challenge that emissions from industries such as iron and steel, cement and aluminium, amongst others, pose to the EU’s commitment to significantly cut emissions by 2030.

Databases and Information Systems VIIDatabases and Information Systems VII

Building the e-World Ecosystem, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 353. Boston: Springer, 2011, 1–13. P. Grigorenko, E. Tyugu.

Author: A. Caplinskas

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614991618


Page: 400

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Databases and information systems are the backbone of modern information technology, and are crucial to the IT systems which support all aspects of our everyday life; from government, education and healthcare, to business processes and the storage of our personal photos and archives. This book presents 27 of the best revised papers selected from the 43 papers accepted following stringent peer review for the 2012 International Baltic Biennial Conference on Databases and Information Systems (Baltic DB&IS 2012), held in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July 2012. The conference provided a forum for the exchange of scientific achievements between the research communities of the Baltic countries and the rest of the world in the area of databases and information systems, bringing together researchers, practitioners and Ph.D. students from many countries. The subject areas covered at the conference included databases, data mining and optimization in IS, business modeling, cloud computing, IS engineering tools and techniques, as well as advanced E-learning environments and technologies. The book also includes presentations from two of the invited speakers at the conference: Exponential Growth of ICT: How Long Can It Last, by Prof. Arne Sølvberg and Variable Systems Model in Information Systems Development by Prof. Marite Kirikova.

Posthuman ManagementPosthuman Management

In Building the E-World Ecosystem, pp. 305-18. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 353. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.

Author: Matthew E. Gladden

Publisher: Defragmenter Media

ISBN: 9781944373061


Page: 442

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What are the best practices for leading a workforce in which human employees have merged cognitively and physically with electronic information systems and work alongside social robots, artificial life-forms, and self-aware networks that are ‘colleagues’ rather than simply ‘tools’? How does one manage organizational structures and activities that span actual and virtual worlds? How are the forces of technological posthumanization transforming the theory and practice of management? This volume explores the reality that an organization’s workers, managers, customers, and other stakeholders increasingly comprise a complex network of human agents, artificial agents, and hybrid human-synthetic entities. The first part of the book develops the theoretical foundations of an emerging ‘organizational posthumanism’ and presents frameworks for understanding and managing the evolving workplace relationship between human and synthetic beings. Other chapters investigate topics such as the likelihood that social robots might utilize charismatic authority to lead human workers; potential roles of AIs as managers of cross-cultural virtual teams; the ethics and legality of entrusting organizational decision-making to spatially diffuse robots that have no discernible physical form; quantitative approaches to comparing managerial capabilities of human and artificial agents; the creation of artificial life-forms that function as autonomous enterprises competing against human businesses; neural implants as gateways that allow human users to participate in new forms of organizational life; and the implications of advanced neuroprosthetics for information security and business model design. As the first comprehensive application of posthumanist methodologies to management, this volume will interest management scholars and management practitioners who must understand and guide the forces of technologization that are rapidly reshaping organizations’ form, dynamics, and societal roles.

Electronic GovernmentElectronic Government

Building the e-World Ecosystem. IFIP AICT, vol. 353, pp. 14–27. Springer, Heidelberg (2011) 6. Reddick, C.G.: Citizens interactions with e-government: From ...

Author: Hans Jochen Scholl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642334894


Page: 279

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2012, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in September 2012. The 23 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more then 80 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on foundations; adoption and diffusion; open government and transformation; infrastructure and technology; evaluation; and citizen perspective, social inclusion, and social media.

Information and Software TechnologiesInformation and Software Technologies

Building the e-World Ecosystem. IFIP AICT, vol. 353, pp. 177–188. Springer, Heidelberg (2011) 9. Gotel, O.C.Z., Finkelstein, A.C.W.: An analysis of the ...

Author: Tomas Skersys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642419478


Page: 416

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST 2013, held in Kaunas, Lithuania, in October 2013. The 34 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions. The papers focus on the following topics: information systems, business intelligence, software engineering, and IT applications.

Building Resilience of Human Natural Systems of Pastoralism in the Developing WorldBuilding Resilience of Human Natural Systems of Pastoralism in the Developing World

Academic, London Parody JM, Cuthbert FJ, Decker E (2001) The effect of 50 ... Gross SD (2007) Projected ecosystem impact of the prairie heating and CO2 ...

Author: Shikui Dong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319307329


Page: 298

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This edited volume summarizes information about the situational context, threats, problems, challenges and solutions for sustainable pastoralism at a global scale. The book has four goals. The first goal is to summarize the information about the history, distribution and patterns of pastoralism and to identify the importance of pastoralism from social, economic and environmental perspectives. The results of an empirical investigation of the environmental and socio-economic implications of pastoralism in representative pastoral regions in the world are also incorporated. The second goal is to argue that breaking coupled human-natural systems of pastoralism leads to degradation of pastoral ecosystems and to create an analysis framework to assess the vulnerability of worldwide pastoralism. Our analysis framework provides approaches to help comprehensively understand the transitions and the impacts of human-natural systems in the pastoral regions in the world. The third goal is to identify the successful models in promoting coupled human-natural systems of pastoralism, and to learn lessons of breaking coupled human-cultural pastoralism systems through examining the representative cases in regions including Central Asia, Southern and Eastern Asia, Northern and Eastern Africa, the European Alps and South America. The fourth goal is to identify the strategies to build the resilience of the coupled human-natural systems of pastoralism worldwide. We hope that our book can facilitate the further examination of sustainable development of coupled human-natural systems of pastoralism by providing the summaries of existing data and information related to the pastoralism development, and by offering a framework for better understanding and analysis of their social, economic and environmental implications.

Partnerships for Global Ecosystem ManagementPartnerships for Global Ecosystem Management

Fax : ( 94 1 ) 432104 E - mail ... 04-03 University Press Limited Golden Wheel Building Singapore 349316 Three Crowns Building Jericho Tel : ( 65 ) 741-5166 ...

Author: Ismail Serageldin

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821342657


Page: 272

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The theme for the fifth annual Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Conference was the scientific, legal, and economic requirements of global ecosystem management. This volume presents readings and examines the outcomes from this conference. The objectives were to engage external experts and Bank managers and staff; to provide a unique opportunity for major professional groups to interact on the requirements to link scientific, economic, and legal solutions for global ecosystem management at the country level; and to promote understanding as to how best practice and innovations can be used for shared ecosystem management in sustainable development planning.

Environmental Problem Solving Balancing Science and Politics Using Consensus Building ToolsEnvironmental Problem Solving Balancing Science and Politics Using Consensus Building Tools

The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital . ... H. , Dujon , V. , Granek , E. , Polasky , S. , Shandas , V. , Yeakley , A. , 2011.

Author: Lawrence Susskind


ISBN: 9781785271328


Page: 250

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'Environmental Problem-Solving' presents short excerpts from carefully selected readings, expert commentaries on those readings, assignments, and the best MIT student responses to the assignments and exam questions with excellent student response. The book presents four main models of environmental policy-making: competing theories of environmental ethics; tools for environmental assessment and environmental decision-making; and techniques for public engagement and group decision-making. The book covers the material presented in the semester-long course required of all students enrolled in MIT's Environmental Policy and Planning Specialization.

The Ecology of Building MaterialsThe Ecology of Building Materials

Biodiversity and fertile soils are also to be seen as resources in the global ecosystem; and they too are only conditionally renewable.

Author: Bjorn Berge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136434624


Page: 448

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The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information and guidance on a wide range of issues such as recycling, detailing for increased durability and Life Cycle Analysis. Berge’s book, translated from the Norwegian by Chris Butters and Filip Henley, offers safe and environmentally friendly material options. It provides an essential and easy-to-use reference guide to this complex subject for the building industry professional. New to this edition: • Thorough exploration of building materials in relation to climate change issues • Extensive updating of basic data, as well as the introduction of a wide range of new materials • Methods for recycling and reuse of materials • More information on the interaction between materials and the indoor environment, ventilation and energy use • Full colour text and user-friendly larger format Bjørn Berge is a practicing architect, researcher and lecturer. Since the 1970s, he has written several books on building ecology for the Scandinavian public. He is one of the founders of Gaia Architects who have developed a wide range of pioneering techniques in sustainable building.

Tall Buildings and Urban HabitatTall Buildings and Urban Habitat

3 This is known as the sick building syndrome, and relates to the ... Sutton P and van den Belt M. “The Value of the World's Ecosystem Services and Natural ...

Author: Lynn Beadle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203467541


Page: 784

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This book, the result of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 6th World Congress: Cities in the Third Millennium, examines the issues which must be addressed if we are to have a common understanding of the forces of change.Experts in architecture, engineering and planning contribute a commentary on the existing condition of urban design,

Marine Ecology in a Changing WorldMarine Ecology in a Changing World

Schwindt, E., O. Iribarne and F.I. Isla. 2004. Physical effects of an invading reef-building polychaete in an Argentinean estuarine environment. Estuar.

Author: Andres Hugo Arias

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466590083


Page: 270

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With contributions from an impressive group of Argentinean and German oceanographers, this book examines classical ecological issues relating to marine ecosystems in the context of climate change. It paints a picture of marine ecology at the crossroads of global warming. The book examines the fundamentals of marine ecology: ecosystem stability, wat

Building Sustainable SocietiesBuilding Sustainable Societies

E. Daly. To appreciate the importance of the distinction between growth and ... In the earth ecosystem solar energy enters and exits and it is this ...

Author: Dennis Pirages

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563247380


Page: 361

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A collection of articles addressing the issue of whether the industrial model of human progress can be sustained in the long term. It asks what the social, political, economic and environmental implications as well as potential solutions to the problem of resource-intensive growth are.

Urban EcologyUrban Ecology

Green BuildingHandbook: A Guide to Building Products and Their Impact on the Environment. London: E & FN Spon. World Resources Institute. (1996).

Author: Richard T. T. Forman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107007000


Page: 462

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The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities.

Climate Change Challenge 3C and Social Economic Ecological Interface BuildingClimate Change Challenge 3C and Social Economic Ecological Interface Building

The whole region is divided into three agro-ecological zones (Lower elevation: >1000 ... The world famous national park “Valley of Flowers” and a Himalayan ...

Author: Sunil Nautiyal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319310145


Page: 639

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This book is the outcome of two International Conferences held at the ISEC in Bangalore, India: the international conference on “Climate Change and Social-Ecological-Economical Interface-Building: Modelling Approach to Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development” held during 20–21 May 2015 and jointly organized by the Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and the Centre for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), University of Kassel, Germany; and the international conference “Climate Change and Food Security – the Global and Indian Contexts,” jointly hosted by the CEENR, ISEC and the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, on 18–19 February 2015. The selected papers presented in this book portray a broad range of international research efforts aimed at developing a deeper understanding of human-environment systems but also at translating scientific knowledge into political and societal solutions and responses to the challenge of climate change.

Ecosystems and Human Well BeingEcosystems and Human Well Being

Multiscale Assessments: Findings of the Sub-Global Assessments Working
Group Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Imperial , M ... Johannes , R . E . ,
1981 : Words of the Lagoon : Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau District of
Micronesia . University of ... Berkes , F . and C . Folke , 1998 : Linking Social and
Ecological Systems : Management Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building
Resilience .

Author: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559631864


Page: 515

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One of the major innovations of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is the incorporation of local and regional assessmentsù33 in allùin a global portrait of the planetÆs health. It is the first global assessment of ecosystems to include not only a diversity of ecosystems, but to draw on a wide range of cultural orientations and intellectual traditions, including those of indigenous peoples. The Sub-global Assessments Working Group integrated information from multiple sources and found that biophysical factors such as land-use change, climate change and variability, pollution, and invasive species have a significant effect on human well-being across cultures. For example, in places where there are no other social safety nets, diminished human well-being tends to increase immediate dependence on ecosystem services, which can damage the capacity of those local ecosystems, which in turn appears to increase the probability of natural disaster or conflict. Representing the baseline and framework for ongoing assessments of ecosystem and human well-being on a variety of scales around the world, Multiscale Assessments provides students, researchers, and policy-makers with the most comprehensive methodology for assessing ecosystems at local, national, and regional scales.

River Ecosystem EcologyRiver Ecosystem Ecology

A Global Perspective Gene E. Likens. Congo, Yangtze, Orinoco, Brahmaputra, Yenisei, Rio de la Plata, and Mississippi. If the Negro River (45300 m3 sÀ1) and ...

Author: Gene E. Likens

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123819997


Page: 424

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A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues Covers current environmental problems and management solutions Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding