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Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 3 National IT specification*. Extensive unit coverage: Student Book 1 covers 14 units including all the mandatory units, giving learners the breadth to tailor the course to their needs and interests, when combined with Student Book 2. Functional Skills and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are embedded in activities throughout the book. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, IS&O 2014, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in December 2014. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: IS/IT implementation and appropriation; ethnographic account of IS use; structures and networks; health care IS, social media; and IS design.
Web services allow new and improved ways for enterprise applications to communicate and integrate with each other over the Web and, as such, are having a profound effect on both the worlds of business and of software development. The new edition of this bestselling book offers a comprehensive and up to date treatment of web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), giving you all you need to know to gain a solid foundation in this area. Building upon the clear, accessible approach of the first edition, it provides a complete introduction to the concepts, principles, technology and standards of web services. The book also provides an in depth examination of good design and development practises for SOA applications in organisations. Key features A spiral approach to instruction helps readers build on and reinforce basic knowledge as the topics become more advanced. Numerous examples which demonstrate the practical application of the theory are included. Self-test questions, hints, tips and discussion topics feature throughout the book to support self-directed learning. New to this edition Two new chapters have been added on SOA modelling and Cloud Computing technology. A comprehensive real-life case study containing numerous practical examples has been integrated and referenced throughout the entire book to give readers 'hands-on' insight into applying theory to practice, and enhance understanding of the key concepts. Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN), which is rapidly becoming an industry standard, is used throughout the book. Discussion of software engineering issues related to implementing sound SOA applications is included. Description of new standards, such as BPEL v2.0 is discussed. A Companion Website (www.pearsoned.co.uk/papazoglou) offers detailed coding solutions available to download.
Learn how to effectively use the industry-standard hardware description language, VHDL, as DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VHDL, 3E integrates VHDL into the digital design process. The book begins with a valuable review of basic logic design concepts before introducing the fundamentals of VHDL. The book concludes with detailed coverage of advanced VHDL topics.
Each Student Book and ActiveBook have has clearly laid out pages with a range of supportive features to aid learning and teaching: Getting to know your unit sections ensure learners understand the grading criteria and unit requirements. Getting ready for Assessment sections focus on preparation for external assessment with guidance for learners on what to expect. Hints and tips will help them prepare for assessment and sample answers are provided for a range of question types including, short and long answer questions, all with a supporting commentary. Learners can also prepare for internal assessment using this feature. A case study of a learner completing the internal assessment for that unit covering 'How I got started', 'How I brought it all together' and 'What I got from the experience'. Pause Point feature provide opportunities for learners to self-evaluate their learning at regular intervals. Each Pause Point point feature gives learners a Hint or Extend option to either revisit and reinforce the topic or to encourage independent research or study skills. Case Study and Theory into Practice features enable development of problem-solving skills and place the theory into real life situations learners could encounter. Assessment Activity/Practice provide scaffolded assessment practice activities that help prepare learners for assessment. Within each assessment practice activity, a Plan, Do and Review section supports learners' formative assessment by making sure they fully understand what they are being asked to do, what their goals are and how to evaluate the task and consider how they could improve. Dedicated Think Future pages provide case studies from the industry, with a focus on aspects of skills development that can be put into practice in a real work environment and further study.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 29th IFIP TC 11 International Information Security and Privacy Conference, SEC 2014, held in Marrakech, Morocco, in June 2014. The 27 revised full papers and 14 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 151 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on intrusion detection, data security, mobile security, privacy, metrics and risk assessment, information flow control, identity management, identifiability and decision making, malicious behavior and fraud and organizational security.
This book presents the proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, ERCICA 2016. ERCICA provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, professional engineers and scientists, educators, and technologists to discuss, debate and promote research and technology in the upcoming areas of computing, information, communication and their applications. The book discusses these emerging research areas, providing a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC 8 International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management, CISIM 2014, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in November 2014. The 60 paper presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 98 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: algorithms; biometrics and biometrics applications; data analysis and information retrieval; industrial management and other applications; modelling and optimization; networking; pattern recognition and image processing; and various aspects of computer security.
This book is intended to describe how to leverage emerging technologies big data analytics and SDN, to address challenges specific to LTE and IP network performance and fault management data in order to more efficiently manage and operate an LTE wireless networks. The proposed integrated solutions permit the LTE network service provider to operate entire integrated network, from RAN to Core , from UE to application service, as one unified system and correspondingly collect and align disparate key metrics and data, using an integrated and holistic approach to network analysis. The LTE wireless network performance and fault involves the network performance and management of network elements in EUTRAN, EPC and IP transport components, not only as individual components, but also as nuances of inter-working of these components. The key metrics for EUTRAN include radio access network accessibility, retainability, integrity, availability and mobility. The key metrics for EPC include MME accessibility, mobility and capacity, SGW, PGW capacity and connectivity. In the first parts of the book, the authors describe fundamental analytics techniques, and various key network partitions - RAN, Backhaul, Metro and Core of a typical LTE Wireless Service Provider Network. The second part of the book develops more advanced analytic techniques that can be used to solve complex wireless network problems. The second part of this book also describes practical and novel solutions for LTE service network performance and fault management systems using big data engineering. Self-organizing network (SON) architecture is presented as a way to utilize network performance and fault analytics to enable network automation. SON can significantly improve operational efficiencies and speed up network deployment. This book provides various ways to leverage data science to more intelligently and reliably to automate and manage a wireless network. The contents of the book should be useful to professional engineers and networking experts involved in LTE network operations and management. The content will also be of interest to researchers, academic and corporate, interested in the developments in fault analytics in LTE networks.
This volume presents the 17th International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations (ITNG), and chronicles an annual event on state of the art technologies for digital information and communications. The application of advanced information technology to such domains as astronomy, biology, education, geosciences, security, and healthcare are among the themes explored by the ITNG proceedings. Visionary ideas, theoretical and experimental results, as well as prototypes, designs, and tools that help information flow to end users are of special interest. Specific topics include Machine Learning, Robotics, High Performance Computing, and Innovative Methods of Computing. The conference features keynote speakers; a best student contribution award, poster award, and service award; a technical open panel, and workshops/exhibits from industry, government, and academia.
IT changes everyday's life, especially in education and medicine. The goal of ITME 2014 is to further explore the theoretical and practical issues of Ubiquitous Computing Application and Wireless Sensor Network. It also aims to foster new ideas and collaboration between researchers and practitioners. The organizing committee is soliciting unpublished papers for the main conference and its special tracks.
This SpringerBrief investigates the special challenges of broadcast design in cognitive radio (CR) ad hoc networks. It introduces two broadcast protocols in CR ad hoc networks: a quality-of-service based broadcast protocol under blind information and a fully-distributed broadcast protocol with collision avoidance. A novel unified analytical model is also presented to analyze the performance of the broadcast protocols. This is the first book dedicated to the unique broadcast design challenges in CR ad hoc networks. The authors also discuss the recent research on the performance analysis of broadcast protocols. Broadcast Design In Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks is designed for professionals and researchers working in the wireless networks industry. Advanced-level students in electrical engineering and computer science, especially those focused on wireless networks will find this information very valuable.
This brief provides an overview of recent developments in multi-hop routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). It introduces the various classifications of routing protocols and lists the pros and cons of each category, going beyond the conceptual overview of routing classifications offered in other books. Recently many researchers have proposed numerous multi-hop routing protocols and thereby created a need for a book that provides its readers with an up-to-date road map of this research paradigm. The authors present some of the most relevant results achieved by applying an algorithmic approach to the research on multi-hop routing protocols. The book covers measurements, experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of multi-hop communication prototypes. Furthermore, it describes future research challenges and as such serves as a useful guide for students and researchers alike.
Benefit from Microsoft's robust suite of security and cryptography primitives to create a complete, hybrid encryption scheme that will protect your data against breaches. This highly practical book teaches you how to use the .NET encryption APIs and Azure Key Vault, and how they can work together to produce a robust security solution. Applied Cryptography in .NET and Azure Key Vault begins with an introduction to the dangers of data breaches and the basics of cryptography. It then takes you through important cryptographic techniques and practices, from hashing and symmetric/asymmetric encryption, to key storage mechanisms. By the end of the book, you'll know how to combine these cryptographic primitives into a hybrid encryption scheme that you can use in your applications. Author Stephen Haunts brings 25 years of software development and security experience to the table to give you the concrete skills, knowledge, and code you need to implement the latest encryption standards in your own projects. What You'll Learn Get an introduction to the principles of encryption Understand the main cryptographic protocols in use today, including AES, DES, 3DES, RSA, SHAx hashing, HMACs, and digital signatures Combine cryptographic techniques to create a hybrid cryptographic scheme, with the benefits of confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation Use Microsoft's Azure Key Vault to securely store encryption keys and secrets Build real-world code to use in your own projects Who This Book Is For Software developers with experience in .NET and C#. No prior knowledge of encryption and cryptographic principles is assumed.
Learn how to build apps using Apple's native APIs for the Internet of Things, including the Apple Watch, HomeKit, and Apple Pay. You'll also see how to interface with popular third-party hardware such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the FitBit family of devices.Program the Internet of Things with Swift and iOS is an update to the previous version and includes all new Swift 4 code. This book is a detailed tutorial that provides a detailed "how" and "why" for each topic, explaining Apple-specific design patterns as they come up and pulling lessons from other popular apps. To help you getting up and running quickly, each chapter is framed within a working project, allowing you to use the sample code directly in your apps. The Internet of Things is not limited to Apple devices alone, so this book also explains how to interface with popular third-party hardware devices, such as the Fitbit and Raspberry Pi, and generic interfaces, like Restful API's and HTTPS. You'll also review new API's like Face ID and new design considerations, and look more closely at SSL and how to make IoT connected apps more resistant to hackers. The coverage of Apple Watch has been expanded as well. The Internet of Things is waiting - be a part of it! What You'll Learn Use Apple's native IoT Frameworks, such as HealthKit, HomeKit, and FaceID Interact with popular third-party hardware, such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and FitBit Work with real projects to develop skills based in experience Make a smarter IoT with SiriKit and CoreML Who This Book Is For The primary audience for this book are readers who have a grasp of the basics of iOS development and are looking to improve their Internet of Things-specific skills. Intermediate to Advanced level. The secondary audience would be business decision makers (managers, business analysts, executives) who are looking to gain a rough understanding of what is involved in Internet of Things development for iOS.
This book identifies the time-dependent network parameters: neighbour count, link load, path length, cluster count and delay, and presents a first-of-its-kind discussion on temporal parameters in mobile ad hoc networks. Frequent topology changes and multiple link failures occur in mobile ad hoc network due to arbitrary and random movement of nodes. This dynamic environment challenges the delivery of data and makes it essential to find better models for network parameters that are shifting with time. The parameters identified are put into the framework of time series because of their temporal characteristic, and when they are modelled using time series framework they exhibit a sound fit with Autoregressive AR(p) models of order p. The order p is evaluated for each fitted model and found to lie between one and three. The book also analyses the dependence of end-to-end delay of ad hoc network on various external factors such as the number of nodes, routing protocol, mobility models and path length and develops two prediction models. The book will be useful for researchers and professionals alike.
This book presents an in-depth review of the state of the art of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and their applications. Relevant case studies are also provided, to help the reader to master the interdisciplinary material. Features: includes self-test exercises in each chapter, together with a glossary; offers a variety of teaching support materials at an associated website, including a comprehensive set of slides and lecture videos; presents a brief overview of the study of systems, and embedded computing systems, before defining CPS; introduces the concepts of the Internet of Things, and ubiquitous (or pervasive) computing; reviews the design challenges of CPS, and their impact on systems and software engineering; describes the ideas behind Industry 4.0 and the revolutions in digital manufacturing, including smart and agile manufacturing, as well as cybersecurity in manufacturing; considers the social impact of the changes in skills required by the globalized, digital work environment of the future.
This monograph is intended for the designers and would-be designers of secure and efficient wireless communication systems under intentional interference. Along with the widespread of wireless devices, especially reconfigurable software defined radios, jamming has become a serious threat to civilian communications. In this book, going beyond traditional communication system design that mainly focuses on accurate information transmission under benign environments, we aim to enhance the physical layer security of communication systems by integrating modern cryptographic techniques into transceiver design, so as to achieve secure high-speed transmission under hostile interference with high reliability and efficiency. We revisit existing jamming patterns, and introduce new jamming patterns. We analyze the weaknesses of existing anti-jamming techniques. We present innovative and feasible anti-jamming techniques, which can strengthen the inherent security of the 3G, 4G and the upcoming 5G systems with minimal and inexpensive changes to the existing CDMA, frequency hopping and OFDM schemes. We also provide benchmarks for system performance evaluation under various jamming scenarios through capacity analysis. This book includes design principles, in-depth theoretical analysis and practical design examples, and will be of interest to academic researchers as well as professionals in industry.
This useful volume adopts a balanced approach between technology and mathematical modeling in computer networks, covering such topics as switching elements and fabrics, Ethernet, and ALOHA design. The discussion includes a variety of queueing models, routing, protocol verification and error codes and divisible load theory, a new modeling technique with applications to grids and parallel and distributed processing. Examples at the end of each chapter provide ample material for practice. This book can serve as an text for an undergraduate or graduate course on computer networks or performance evaluation in electrical and computer engineering or computer science.
Today, cybersecurity professionals recognize that they can't possibly prevent every breach, but they can substantially reduce risk by quickly identifying and blocking breaches as they happen. Investigating The Cyber Breach: The Digital Forensics Guide for the Network Engineer is the first comprehensive guide to doing just that. Writing for working networking and security professionals, senior cybersecurity experts Joseph Muniz and Aamir Lakhani show exactly how to hunt attackers, track their movements within networks, and halt their data exfiltration and thefts of intellectual property. Muniz and Lakhani show how to use tools ranging from open source software to enterprise solutions: tools for cloning, data analytics, network and endpoint breach detection, case management, monitoring, analysis, and more. Unlike previous digital forensics books focused primarily on collecting evidence for later prosecution, this one focuses on using digital forensics tools to hunt threats, improve threat intelligence, root out dormant malware, and respond quickly and effectively to network compromises happening right now.
The book discusses data and energy integrated communication networking technologies, including the latest research contributions in this promising area. It firstly provides an overview of data and energy integrated communication networks (DEINs) and introduces the key techniques for enabling integrated wireless energy transfer (WET) and wireless information transfer (WIT) in the radio frequency (RF) band. It then describes the ubiquitous architecture of DEINs and demonstrates the typical DEIN system and investigates the core issues in both the physical layer and the medium-access-control (MAC) layer in order to coordinate both the WIT and WET in the same RF band. Lastly, the book addresses a number of emerging research topics in the field of DEINs. It promotes joint efforts from both academia and industry to push DEIN a step closer to practical implementation. It is also a valuable resource for students interested in studying cutting-edge techniques in this field.
This book constitutes Part II of the refereed four-volume post-conference proceedings of the 4th IFIP TC 12 International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture, CCTA 2010, held in Nanchang, China, in October 2010. The 352 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They cover a wide range of interesting theories and applications of information technology in agriculture, including simulation models and decision-support systems for agricultural production, agricultural product quality testing, traceability and e-commerce technology, the application of information and communication technology in agriculture, and universal information service technology and service systems development in rural areas.
From inventory management in stores to automotive part tracking in assembly plants, barcodes are one of the most prevalent automatic identification and data capture technologies. This book provides a complete introduction to barcodes for mobile devices, presenting the most relevant and up-to-date information previously unavailable elsewhere or difficult to obtain. The focus throughout is on recent developments and two-dimensional (2D) barcodes, including the research and development steps towards colour barcodes for mobile devices, helping readers to develop their own barcodes. The authors also provide design details for their own novel colour 2D barcode: the Mobile MultiColour Composite (MMCC) barcode, plus coverage of RFID technology and one-dimensional barcodes. This book is ideal for professional developers of barcodes for mobile devices who need the latest technical details and information on how to develop barcodes. It is also a useful reference for graduate students researching the field of barcode technology and mobile computing.
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