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Neural Dynamics: Criticality, Cooperation, Avalanches and Entrainment between Complex Networks

Neural Dynamics: Criticality, Cooperation, Avalanches and Entrainment between Complex Networks

Date: May 22, 2012
Creator: Grigolini, Paolo; Zare, Marzieh; Svenkeson, Adam & West, Bruce J.
Description: Book chapter discussing neural dynamics and the criticality, cooperation, avalanches and entrainment between complex networks.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Metaphoric Analysis of a Shipyard Union Dispute: Theory and Method in the Cultural Analysis of Collective Action

Metaphoric Analysis of a Shipyard Union Dispute: Theory and Method in the Cultural Analysis of Collective Action

Date: February 2009
Creator: Ignatow, Gabriel
Description: This book chapter discusses the metaphoric analysis of a shipyard union dispute and the theory and method in the cultural analysis of collective action. Rather than treating grievances and political opportunities, given, and exogenous to organized movement groups, cultural analysts of social movements have recently focused on cognitive and linguistic processes by which factors relevant to collective behavior are themselves interpreted collectively.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Real-Time Systems: An Introduction and the State-of-the-Art

Real-Time Systems: An Introduction and the State-of-the-Art

Date: March 16, 2009
Creator: Kavi, Krishna M.; Akl, Robert G. & Hurson, Ali
Description: This encyclopedia article gives an overview of the broad area of real-time systems. This task is daunting because real-time systems are everywhere, and yet no generally accepted definition differentiates real-time systems from non-real-time systems. The authors make an attempt at providing a general overview of the different classes of real-time systems, scheduling of tasks (or threads) in such systems, design tools and environments for real-time systems, real-time operating systems, and embedded systems. The authors conclude their discussion with research challenges that still remain.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Modeling and Analysis Using Computational Tools

Modeling and Analysis Using Computational Tools

Date: 2007
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Kavi, Krishna M.
Description: This book chapter presents two special algorithms, Mean Value Analysis and Convolution Algorithm, for the analysis of closed queuing networks, and an introduction to simulation techniques that are widely used in analyzing queuing systems in general. In the illustration of special algorithms, the authors use simplifying assumptions that also show how they provide practical solutions to systems that are interactable or when their behaviors cannot be easily modeled using simple probability distributions.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Missions

Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Missions

Date: 2010
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Skinner, Katherine
Description: This book chapter discusses digital collection preservation. The authors provide a philosophical base for cultural memory organizations' need to participate in distributed digital preservation solutions as community-owned and community-led initiatives. This chapter will be useful for all readers, particularly those with questions about the value of collaborative engagement in the digital arena for cultural memory organizations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Dear Facebook

Dear Facebook

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Date: 2010
Creator: Briggle, Adam
Description: This book chapter is written in the form of a break-up letter from the author to the social networking website, Facebook. It discusses social networking, technological changes, urbanization, globalization, media technology, and philosophical ideas about society.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today

Educating the Community: Preserving Tomorrow's Treasures Today

Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Phillips, Jessica
Description: This book chapter discusses educating communities. and preserving tomorrow's treasures today. Librarians, curators, archivists, and volunteers work hard to conserve and preserve materials as they are added to their collections, insuring that the materials can be safely used. However, not all genealogical and historical information is held in cultural institutions; unknown numbers of valuable information sources reside with individuals and in residences. By educating the community today on how to protect the treasures in their care, we have the potential to minimize the repairs needed for these items in the future.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Functional Ontology of Filmic Documents

The Functional Ontology of Filmic Documents

Date: 2007
Creator: Anderson, Richard L.; O'Connor, Brian Clark & Kearns, Jodi L.
Description: This book chapter discusses the functional ontology of filmic documents. The authors examine a few phases of probing of filmic documents, and the relationship between structure and meaning. The authors have taken the liberty of sketching the earlier phases and of presenting the most recent in somewhat more detail. Considerations of the early phases, among other issues of document use, led to the functional ontology construction as a foundation for this probing and for wider concerns within the arena of messages, meanings, and uses.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Media and Communication

Media and Communication

Date: July 2010
Creator: Briggle, Adam & Christians, Clifford G.
Description: This book chapter discusses media and communication. As core features of humanity, communication and media clearly predate academic disciplines. They are in this sense non-disciplinary. Yet, they have for centuries been the subject of inquiry by those concerned to understand and improve human correspondence. This chapter surveys the historical development and present form of multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary studies of media and communication.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Hybrid Approach for Energy-Aware Synchronization

Hybrid Approach for Energy-Aware Synchronization

Date: December 2010
Creator: Akl, Robert G.; Saravanos, Yanos & Haidar, Mohamad
Description: This book chapter discusses a time synchronization scheme for wireless sensor networks that aims to save sensor battery power while maintaining network connectivity for as long as possible. It focuses on aspects of wireless sensor networks. These include designing a hybrid method between reference broadcast synchronization (RBS) and timing-sync protocol for sensor networks (TPSN) to reduce the number of transmissions required to synchronize an entire network, extending single-hop synchronization methods to operate in large multi-hop networks, verifying that the hybrid methods operate as desired by simulating against RBS and TPSN, and maintaining network connectivity and coverage.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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