by Georgios Boustras & Nikolaos Boukas (editors)

03/30/2012

This book includes selected papers from those presented during the 1st International Conference in Safety and Crisis Management in the Construction, Tourism and SME Sectors (1st CoSaCM) that took place in the Cultural Center of European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus between 24-28 June 2011.

Cultural Perspectives on Film, Literature, and Language

Selected Proceedings of the 19th Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film

by Will Lehman & Margit Grieb (editors)

11/06/2010

This volume includes selected papers from the 19th Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film, held on February 26-27, 2010, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. It represents a cross-section of the latest trends in Hispanic, French, German, Italian, and Greek studies.

Proceedings of the Multi-Conference 2011

2nd International Conference on Signals, Systems & Automation (ICSSA 2011) & 1st International Conference on Intelligent Systems & Data Processing (ICISD 2011)

by Dr. Himanshu B. Soni and Dr. Apurva Shah (editors-in-chief)

06/09/2011

The International Conference on Signals, Systems and Automation (ICSSA 2011) aims to spread awareness in the research and academic community regarding cutting-edge technological advancements revolutionizing the world. The main emphasis of this conference is on dissemination of information, experience, and research results on the current topics of interest through in-depth discussions and participation of researchers from all over the world. The objective is to provide a platform to scientists, research scholars, and industrialists for interacting and exchanging ideas in a number of research areas. This will facilitate communication among researchers in different fields of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The International Conference on Intelligent System and Data Processing (I...

Frontiers of Language and Teaching, Vol. 2

Proceedings of the 2011 International Online Language Conference (IOLC 2011)

by Azadeh Shafaei (editor)

03/30/2012

This collection covers papers submitted to the 4th International Online Language Conference (IOLC) held in September 2011. IOLC 2011 was a two-day conference which aimed to provide a forum for academics, practitioners, experts and students to debate current international issues and challenges in the broad area of language learning and teaching.

Networks of Design

Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK) University College Falmouth, 3-6 September

by Fiona Hackney, Jonathan Glynne, & Viv Minton (eds.)

06/18/2009

Networks of Design maps a new methodological territory in design studies, conceived as a field of interdisciplinary inquiry and practice informed by a range of responses to actor network theory. It brings together a rich body of current work by researchers in the social sciences, technology, material culture, cultural geography, information technology, and systems design, and design theory and history. This collection will be invaluable to students and researchers in many areas of design studies and to design practitioners receptive to new and challenging notions of what constitutes the design process. Over ninety essays are thematically organised to address five aspects of the expanded notions of mediation, agency, and collaboration posited by network theory: Ideas, Things, Technology,...

Frontiers of Language and Teaching

Proceedings of the 2010 International Online Language Conference (IOLC 2010)

by Azadeh Shafaei

12/27/2010

This collection is comprised of papers submitted to the 3rd International Online Language Conference (IOLC) held in September 2010. IOLC 2010 was a two-day conference which aimed to provide a forum for academics, practitioners, experts and students to debate current international issues and challenges in the broad area of language learning and teaching. This annual world-renowned conference takes place over the internet, allowing participants to save accommodation and flight expenses and at the same time helping to save our planet by reducing CO2 emissions. All submitted papers went through a double blind review process before a decision was made. This was to ensure the quality level of the conference is kept high.

Thinking Translation: Perspectives from Within and Without

Conference Proceedings Third UEA Postgraduate Translation Symposium

by Rebecca Hyde Parker and Karla Guadarrama Garcia (editors)

08/24/2008

This book is a collection of selected articles based on talks given by established academics and translators, as well as younger researchers, at the third postgraduate symposium organized by the School of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, UK. The objective of the third postgraduate translation symposium at the University of East Anglia was to explore the current relevance of theory to the practice of translation. This volume builds on the key ideas and discussion that arose from the symposium, bringing together, amongst others, the current debates concerning the complex relationship between theory and practice in the field of translation studies, taking into consideration a wide range of perspectives, both modern and traditional. A broad cross-section of res...

by Firnhaber, R. Paul and Leete, Art, eds

08/15/2004

The understanding of shamanism in its variety of forms and manifestations has become vital in our understanding of the origins and development of ideological systems of the human family. Though not a religion, shamanism is the first formalization of the human quest for meaning, understanding and participation in the mysteries of the cosmic drama. It is a global phenomenon; cultural specific practices and beliefs reflecting and embodying universal "truths." This book is a collection of the papers presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Shamanistic Research held at the Viljandi Kultuurikolledz, Viljandi, Estonia in August of 2001. It represents the contemporary work of international scholarship in its attempt to understand the complexities of shamanism, both anc...

Forbidden Fruit

The Censorship of Literature and Information for Young People

by Sarah McNicol (editor)

11/01/2008

Forbidden Fruit: The Censorship of Literature and Information for Young People was a two day conference held in Southport, UK in June 2008. This collection of papers from the conference will be of interest to teachers, school and public librarians, publishers, and other professionals involved in the provision of literature and information resources for young people, as well as to researchers and students. The proceedings draw together some of the latest research in this area from a number of fields, including librarianship, education, literature, and linguistics. The topics covered include translations and adaptations, pre-censorship by authors, publishers and editors, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans) materials, and the views of young people themselves. The papers included in t...

Development in Asia

Interdisciplinary, Post-neoliberal, and Transnational Perspectives

by Derrick M. Nault

12/14/2008

"Development" is one of the most ubiquitous yet least understood concepts of our age. It is something all governments claim to be engaged in and is considered desirable by scholars, activists, policymakers, and laypeople alike. Yet it is also a highly contested term. For some, development is simply a matter of economic growth. Others maintain that it must entail improving life expectancy, literacy, education levels, and access to resources. Others yet, disillusioned by the results of development initiatives, have rejected development altogether, equating it with a self-serving aid industry that entraps the poor in a vicious cycle of dependency. Still, critics argue these "post-development" theorists merely replicate earlier doctrines of development and have themselves become part of the pr...

Documenting the Undocumented: Redefining Refugee Status

Center for Refugee Studies 2009 Annual Conference Proceedings

by Veronica P. Fynn (editor)

06/30/2010

This Proceeding is a direct product of the Center for Refugee Studies Annual Conference-- Documenting the Undocumented: Redefining Refugee Status, which took place on April 16-17, 2009 at York University, Toronto, Canada. It is a compilation of 11 scholastic essays ranging from a wide variety of topics related to "undocumented people" - domestic workers, internally displaced people, non-status students, environmental displacement, resettlement, refugees, and more. These thought provoking, yet unconventional pieces will attract academics, non-academics, policy makers, practitioners, lawyers, policy makers and others.

Some Recent Developments in Statistical Theory and Applications

Selected Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Developments in Statistics, Econometrics and Forecasting, University of Allahabad, India, December 27-28, 2010

by Kuldeep Kumar & Anoop Chaturvedi (editors)

06/21/2012

This book is part of the proceedings of The International Conference on Recent Developments in Statistics, Econometrics and Forecasting 2010, which was organized to provide opportunities for academics and researchers to share their knowledge on recent developments in this area. The conference featured the most up-to-date research results and applications in statistics, econometrics and forecasting. The book has fifteen chapters contributed by different authors and can be divided into five parts: Time Series and Econometric Modelling, Linear Models, Non-parametrics, Statistical Applications and Statistical Methodology. This book will be helpful to graduate students, researchers and applied statisticians working in the area of time series, statistical and econometric modelling.

Engaging Terror

A Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach

by M. Vardalos, G.K. Letts, H.M. Teixeira, A. Karzai, J. Haig (editors)

11/05/2009

Engaging Terror: A Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach is a collection of select extended papers drawn from The Human Condition Series (THCS) conference on Terror that took place in May, 2008. The international scope of the conference drew participants from twenty-three countries including Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, France, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The thirty-five essays presented here are a representative sample of the interdisciplinary discussion which sought to analyze popular concepts like 'terrorism' and 'terrorist' as social, political, and psychosocial phenomena. Engaging Terror seeks to reveal the diverse forms of terror that persist in contemporary societie...

by Christopher Crouch (editor)

11/02/2009

This book is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that examine the subjective experiences of the moulding of creativity, for good or bad, by institutional values. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to gain a glimpse into the circumstances that surround the creative individual in our current globalising world. In chapters ranging from the function of the internet in building creative social spaces to an examination of the dreaming of their history by the Zapara Amazonian people, this book will introduce the reader to critical analyses of the many differing creative spaces we have made for ourselves across the world. In a radical break from the traditional academic practice of keeping specialists and disciplines separate, this collection brings international scholars and prac...

Issues in Global Business and Management Research

Proceedings of the 2008 International Online Conference on Business and Management (IOCBM 2008)

by Mehran Nejati, Azadeh Shafaei, & Mostafa Nejati

10/10/2008

IOCBM 2008 is the second International Online Conference on Business and Management at a global scale, attracting business and management practitioners, students, professors, researchers, and activists from around the world to submit their research findings to the conference. It is an annual conference in the field of business and management which is held by ALA Excellence Consulting Group annually. More information about this conference can be found at http://www.ala.ir/iocbm2008.

Annals of Medicine and Healthcare Research

Proceedings of the 2009 International Online Medical Conference

by Forouzan Bayat Nejad & Mostafa Nejati (editors)

05/06/2009

Annals of Medicine and Healthcare Research is the proceedings of the second International Online Medical Conference, which was successfully held in March 2009. This two day event brought together professors, researchers, experts, and academicians from across the world and provided them with the opportunity to discuss their research findings in the field of medicine. The conference papers have been received from all around the world and have been peer reviewed and judged by experts before being accepted for publication. The IOMC organizes an annual online conference (http://www.iomcworld.com/) where participants present their papers and research using web conferencing. This book will provide a complete and useful resource of the latest research findings and discussions in the field of medic...

Annals of Language and Learning

Proceedings of the 2009 International Online Language Conference (IOLC 2009)

by Azadeh Shafaei and Mehran Nejati (Eds.)

01/20/2010

Annals of Language and Learning is the conference proceedings of the Second International Online Language Conference which was successfully held in July 2009. This event allowed professors, Master's students, Ph.D. students, and academics from around the world to submit papers pertaining to the areas of the conference theme. The conference was organized by International Online Knowledge Service Provider (IOKSP).

FACS - Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies

Catastrophe and Representation - Volume 9, 2006-2007

by Peggy Schaller, et al.

11/15/2007

IN THIS ISSUE: Foreword PEGGY SCHALLER Saisir le désordre: Expressions littéraires de la catastrophe; modalités et enjeux de sa verbalisation AMINA TAHRI The Lesson of the Titanic BREE HOSKIN Places That Disaster Leave Behind BRUCE JANZ Nuclear Families and Nuclear Catastrophe in Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) PAUL WILLIAMS Personal History, Collective History: Mapping Shock and the Work of Analogy AMANDA IRWIN WILKINS It’s What Isn’t There That Is: Catastrophe, Denial, and Non-Representation in Arshile Gorky’s Art KIM THERIAULT The editors of the Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies literary journal invite submissions on any topic for upcoming issues. FACS is an interdisciplinary journal providing a forum for comparative study in the arts, humani...

Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts

by Elias Kourkoutas and Fatos Erkman (editors)

02/25/2011

Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection: Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts draws on research to offer a global perspective on issues of fundamental importance to family functioning, childhood development, and adult intimate relationships, as well as to policy and practice for children, adolescents, couples, and families at risk. It draws on the perspectives of major social science disciplines such as clinical and educational psychology, anthropology, psychology, special education, and sociology, thus ensuring topics are discussed within broad theoretical frameworks. The authors cover a wide spectrum of questions and topics in relation to perceived acceptance and rejection by significant others. Chapters are set in the context of worldwide trends in the area of interpersonal accept...

by Tessa Dunseath (Conference Organizing Chair, Michigan State University, Dubai UAE)

05/29/2013

The Dubai International Conference in Higher Education is a conference where educators, academic managers, students, and researchers from around the world come together to discuss the challenges facing education now and in the future. As global youth unemployment steadily rises, there are even more demands on higher education institutions across the world to demonstrate their relevance both to the needs of the 21st century learner and to those of the 21st century employer. The conference theme for 2013, 'Succeeding in the Pursuit of Quality,' offered an exciting opportunity for international educators to share knowledge, ideas, and expertise as we strive constantly for ever greater quality in teaching learning and research, leadership, and academic management.

Fuelling the Future

Advances in Science and Technologies for Energy Generation, Transmission and Storage

by A. Mendez-Vilas (editor)

12/12/2012

Fuelling the Future offers the latest research results in materials, processes and systems involved in energy generation, transmission-distribution and storage as they were presented by active researchers in the field at the Energy and Materials Research Conference (Spain, June 2012). In our current situation, where the world's energy system is likely to radically change in the next several decades, research into these technologies has become a critical aspect in the development of cleaner and more efficient energy. Readers will find a major collection of knowledge, approaches, methods and discussions on the latest advances and challenges in materials for energy generation. The topics covered in this single volume include energy from biomass- biofuels, solar energy, fuel cells, hydrogen...

Information Systems for Sustainable Business Development

Proceedings of the International Information Systems Conference (iiSC) 2011

by Saqib Ali & Rafi Ashrafi (editors)

09/18/2013

The Information Systems Department of the College of Economics and Political Science at Sultan Qaboos University organized an international conference on Information Systems (iiSC) in October 2011. The conference proceedings contain written versions of selected contributions presented during the conference. The conference theme was 'information systems for sustainable business development.' The conference provided a forum for discussion on current issues and challenges as well as recent and future developments across a wide range of areas in information systems including. - Trends in Information Systems - E-commerce and E-business Challenges - Knowledge Management and IS industrial applications - Trends in Web technologies - IS Security and Mobile Computing - E-Governmen...

Global Business and Management Research

An International Journal Vol. 3, Nos. 3 & 4

by Mehran Nejati & Mostafa Nejati (editors)

12/05/2011

The Journal of Global Business and Management Research (GBMR) strives to comply with highest research standards and scientific/research/practice journals' qualities. Being international and inter-disciplinary in scope, GBMR seeks to provide a platform for debate among diverse academic and practitioner communities who address a broad area of business and management issues across the globe.

The 2nd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education

Sustaining Success through Innovation

by Michigan State University in Dubai

12/03/2014

Michigan State University in Dubai recognized the unprecedented challenges facing higher education in the 21st century. In a world where expectations of the learner are becoming ever more demanding, the universities are asked how they can sustain excellence through innovation.

by Jibendu Kumar Mantri

12/15/2008

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) represents a milestone in the progression of a continuously advancing methodology for data analysis, which finds extensive use in industry, society and even in education. This book is a handy encyclopedia for researchers, students and practitioners looking for the latest and most comprehensive references in DEA. J.K. Mantri has specifically selected 22 research papers where DEA is applied in different fields so that the techniques discussed in this book can be used for various applications. In A Bibliography of Data Envelopment Analysis (1978-2001), Gabriel Tavares states that DEA is a mathematical programme for measuring performance efficiency of organizations popularly named as decision-making units (DMU). The DMU can be of any kind such as manufacturing ...

Global Business and Management Research

An International Journal Vol.2, No.1

by Mehran Nejati & Mostafa Nejati (editors)

06/10/2010

The Journal of Global Business and Management Research (GBMR) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal which strives to comply with highest research standards and scientific/research/practice journals' qualities. Being international and inter-disciplinary in scope, GBMR seeks to provide a platform for debate among diverse academic and practitioner communities who address a broad area of business and management issues across the globe. It is currently indexed in a number of prestigious databases including Gale and Ebsco.

Expanding Horizons

Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance

by Karen J. Ripoll-Nunez, Anna Laura Comunian, & Carrie M. Brown (editors)

08/03/2012

Expanding Horizons: Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance offers readers an outstanding collection of papers that reflects current trends in research on interpersonal acceptance. Papers in this volume cover a variety of questions and topics with regard to issues of acceptance-rejection by significant figures in parent-child, sibling, peer, and adult intimate relationships. Also, several papers deal with the implications of interpersonal acceptance for the development and educational achievement of children, college students, as well as children with special needs. Lastly, an entire section of the book is devoted to methodological issues in the evaluation of interpersonal acceptance across cultures. The authors draw on the perspectives of different disciplines such as educational psy...

FACS - Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies

Performing Culture - Volume 8, 2005-2006

by Ilaria Serra, Marcella Munson, eds.

06/01/2007

IN THIS ISSUE: Foreword ILARIA SERRA and MARCELLA MUNSON An Interview with Filmmaker Nancy Savoca ILARIA SERRA Creating Difference: Language Use in Interracial Cop Movies ARYN BARTLEY Here’s to Plain Speaking: The Condition(s) of Knowing and Being in Film Noir JOANNE TAYLOR Performance and the Power of Redefinition in The Vagina Monologues MICHAEL MODARELLI Performing Gertrude Stein: Faith Ringgold’s Signification on Primitivism in The French Collection LESLIE ATKINS DURHAM The editors of the Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies literary journal invite submissions on any topic for upcoming issues. FACS is an interdisciplinary journal providing a forum for comparative study in the arts, humanities, language, culture and social sciences. Past topics have inclu...

by Antonio Méndez-Vilas

11/07/2015

Materials and Technologies for Energy Efficiency is a compilation of research papers whose main aim is to provide an opportunity to gather knowledge about the latest developments and advances in materials and processes involving energy. This volume consists of a series of works which were presented at The Energy & Materials Research Conference (EMR2015), held in Madrid, Spain in February 2015. This compilation of more than 50 papers has been written by researchers from all over the world. Papers focus on topics including biomass and biofuels; solar energy; fuel cells; energy storage, etc. The book is recommended for researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines related to energy and materials. We hope that this set of papers would be useful to stimulate further discussion...

Today's Universities: Combining Rigour with Relevance

The 3rd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education

by Michigan State University

08/05/2015

Last year, the Dubai International Conference in Higher Education considered the global challenge of sustaining success in higher education. This year, we posed the question: ‘How do universities combine rigour with relevance?’ Once again we have invited all those involved in the higher education community to come together to share insights related to the provision of education that is rigorous and at the same time relevant. The three key premises of the conference are these: 1. Higher education institutions must demonstrate their relevance to the needs of the workforce in a landscape of constant and rapid economic and social change. 2. They must maintain the rigorous academic standards that are the hallmark of a quality institution. 3. With the accelerating...