This new handbook covers the world of biophotonics not only geographically -- with the editors coming from different continents -- but also in terms of content, since the authors come from the whole spectrum of biophotonic basic and applied research. Designed to set the standard for the scientific community, these three volumes break new ground by providing readers with the physics basics as well as the biological and medical background, together with detailed reports on recent technical advances. The Handbook also adopts an application-related approach, starting with the application and then citing the various tools to solve the scientific task, making it of particular value to medical doctors. Divided into several sections, the first part offers introductory chapters on the different fields of research, with subsequent parts focusing on the applications and techniques in various fields of industry and research. The result is a handy source for scientists seeking the basics in a condensed form, and equally a reference for quickly gathering the knowledge from neighboring disciplines. Absolutely invaluable for biophotonic scientists in their daily work.
This volume outlines a progressively staged process focused on fostering a more effective, more efficient, and greener global construction industry. The research-based book commences with an evaluation of eight methodologies identified after a worldwide literature and compliance review. It is followed by a more detailed report on four of these options, with the ultimate objective of independent selection within the construction engineering community of a single most appropriate methodology as the approach for further, more-detailed investigation. The eight methodologies were selected against six key performance indicators developed as assessment criteria and include knowledge management, lean construction, construction contract procurement practices, optimal work duration on site, construction site waste, rationalization of construction safety regulations, sustainable construction labor force, and portfolio project development. A primary outcome of the selected methodology being a triple bottom-line benefit to key stakeholders, commercially and also to the ecology, along with the community at large. Front-end construction waste strategies to serve as best practices to minimize waste generated by construction projects was the methodology selected for detailed research. The text also covers the primary sources of construction waste. The book is ideal for civil and construction engineers as well as project developers; managers and public sector waste management specialists.
The test tools and services provided by SAP are numerous and rich in functionality. In this book, you will not only learn what these tools can do for you and how they work together, you will also benefit from detailed instructions on how to use them. Dedicated chapters on methodology for functional and performance tests as well as detailed reports from projects with renowned SAP customers make this book your ultimate guide for setting up and maintaining your QA processes. 1. Tools Whether you need information on SAP Solution Manager, eCATT, SAP TDMS, SAP TAO, SAP LoadRunner, or SAP Quality Center by HP, you will benefit from in-depth introductions on functional scope and usage of every tool. 2. Functional and Performance Tests Test for both functionality and performance in your system. Learn about the basic differences of these test types, and find out how to reliably test the performance of your applications. 3. Test Automation Are your test budgets notoriously tight? The authors show you how to leverage test automation to significantly reduce your testing costs. 4. Methodology Design and scope of test data, scheduling, selecting the right tools, and staffing: all questions related to planning and organizing test projects are answered in detail. 5. Customer Case Studies Benefit from existing experience. Numerous customer reports-including three 5-year sustainability reports-demonstrate how test managers in different industries deal with the specific challenges in test projects. Highlights in this book include: SAP Solution Manager eCATT SAP Test Data Migration Server SAP LoadRunner by HP SAP Quality Center by HP and SAP TAO Test methodology Test strategy and standards Roadmaps and project planning Test management and automation Planning and performing tests Monitoring and reporting Benefits and execution of test automation Test Center Concept and implementation Test Center services
A fully updated, definitive guide to SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Create, deploy, and manage robust business intelligence reports using the expert tips and best practices contained in this thoroughly revised, practical resource. The book discusses the complete process of building and distributing reports and explains how to maximize all of the powerful, integrated SSRS capabilities, including the new and enhanced features. Detailed examples and sample report and code samples are included in this practical reference. visualizations, and how to design and publish real-time Business Intelligence reports. You will find out how to install and configure the software, start writing basic reports, embed charts and images, and export reports to other formats. The latest methods for testing, tuning, and delivering reports are also fully covered.
Comprehensively updated and now in full colour with an accompanying DVD, this new edition is a unique, pocket-sized, and practical training guide for all those wanting easily accessible, detailed information on how to get good images, make key measurements and report their findings.
For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text. The tenth edition includes new section and chapters, updated problems, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with the examples from the text. McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the tenth edition of Hillier´s, Introduction to Operations Research. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance - by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Hillier´s Introduction to Operations Research, tenth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill´s LearnSmart--a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.
Managing the peaceful transition of authoritarian states to democracy and a market-economic system represents a tremendous challenge. Whether it comes to reconstituting the coherency of the state following armed conflict, expanding participation rights and the rule of law in emerging democracies, overcoming corrupt structures, fighting poverty and inequality, or establishing clear rules for stable market-economic competition, the requirements are enormous, and the pressure on responsible leaders is intense. After all, the quality of political management makes an essential contribution to the success or failure of transformation processes. The Bertelsmann Stiftung´s Transformation Index (BTI) thus systematically places political decision-makers´ steering capability at the heart of its analysis and, as a result, is the only index in the world that measures and compares the quality of governance with self-collected data. This is done in the firm conviction that the ongoing comparative study of transformation processes is invaluable for the successful design of reforms and holds enormous global potential to learn from different political strategies for steering change, even though diverse traditions, power configurations, resources and cultures necessarily make each transformation process unique. The BTI measures and compares transition processes in 129 transformation countries with data collected between 2013 and 2015 and establishes their global rating based on detailed country reports. Now in its seventh edition, it offers the opportunity to understand long-term trends and global developments through the analysis of time-series data. The spotlight on current developments is thus complemented by a decade of data that captures the most varied transformation processes and puts into perspective recent progress and setbacks on the way to democracy and a market economy.
Collaboration among individuals - from users to developers - is central to modern software engineering. It takes many forms: joint activity to solve common problems, negotiation to resolve conflicts, creation of shared definitions, and both social and technical perspectives impacting all software development activity. The difficulties of collaboration are also well documented. The grand challenge is not only to ensure that developers in a team deliver effectively as individuals, but that the whole team delivers more than just the sum of its parts. The editors of this book have assembled an impressive selection of authors, who have contributed to an authoritative body of work tackling a wide range of issues in the field of collaborative software engineering. The resulting volume is divided into four parts, preceded by a general editorial chapter providing a more detailed review of the domain of collaborative software engineering. Part 1 is on ´´Characterizing Collaborative Software Engineering´´, Part 2 examines various ´´Tools and Techniques´´, Part 3 addresses organizational issues, and finally Part 4 contains four examples of ´´Emerging Issues in Collaborative Software Engineering´´. As a result, this book delivers a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview and empirical results for researchers in academia and industry in areas like software process management, empirical software engineering, and global software development. Practitioners working in this area will also appreciate the detailed descriptions and reports which can often be used as guidelines to improve their daily work.