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The IET Digital Library holds more than 190,000 technical papers from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, books, conference publications and seminar digests. Highly cited journals such as Electronics Letters are available alongside 44 research journal titles, The Journal of Engineering, the IET's gold open access journal, Micro & Nano Letters, the IET's online only journal, the IET's member magazine Engineering & Technology, plus seminar digests and conference publications. Find out more about the Digital Library.

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  • ICT Solutions and Digitalisation in Ports and Shipping
  • Given the volumes of global ship traffic, solutions are needed to reduce waiting times, costs, energy consumption and emissions. This systematic reference on ICT solutions and digitalisation in the ports and shipping sector covers new and existing technologies, different types of digital systems, and offers illustrative examples and case studies. Coverage includes the following topics: the global trade facilitation regulatory framework and the role of ICT; maritime ports and cybersecurity; e-navigation and shore-based monitoring systems; maritime transportation along the Northern Sea Route; smart shipping beyond e-navigation; maritime communications; emerging radiocommunication technologies in the maritime domain; a data-driven methodology for maritime patterns of life discovery; real-time information with ITS technology; digital supply chain and port information modelling (PIM); ICT innovation in port-hinterland transport services; decarbonisation technologies in shipping and the question of transition fuels; and finally the advent of shore-based navigation: from vessel traffic services (VTS) to e-navigation maritime service portfolio (MSP). The aim of this work is to examine the application of ICT solutions and digitalisation to the movement and clearance of freight at seaports globally. It provides conceptual clarity on the applicability of the different technologies and systems used for this purpose, and the relevance of such projects for different types of ports, from a trade facilitation perspective. It is therefore of particular relevance to researchers, academics, consultants, chief technology officers, and advanced students in the field of freight and logistics, especially in a maritime context. The book is also a valuable reference for anyone involved in port logistics in a managerial or operational capacity, and to port authorities.

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  • Communication Technologies for Networked Smart Cities
  • One of the crucial challenges for future smart cities is to devise a citywide network infrastructure capable of effectively guaranteeing resource-efficient and reliable communications while managing the complexity of heterogeneous devices and access technologies. This edited book highlights and showcases state of the art research and innovations in 5G and beyond wireless communications technologies for connected smart cities. The main objectives of this work include the exploration of recent advances and application potentials of various communication technologies as promising enablers for future networked smart cities, the investigation of design-specific issues for the integration of different architectural components of smart cities, and addressing various challenges and identifying opportunities in terms of interoperability of potential solutions. The book is aimed at a core and interdisciplinary audience of engineers, researchers and professionals working on smart cities concepts and supporting the integration of nextgeneration information, communication, networking and sensing technologies. It will also be a very useful ancillary for advanced students and other professionals working on nextgeneration communication networks.

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  • Emerging Evolutionary Algorithms for Antennas and Wireless Communications
  • Several evolutionary algorithms (EAs) have emerged in recent decades that mimic the behaviour and evolution of biological entities. EAs are widely used to solve single and multi-objective optimization engineering problems. EAs have also been applied to a variety of microwave components, antenna design, radar design, and wireless communications problems. These techniques, among others, include genetic algorithms (GAs), evolution strategies (ES), particle swarm optimization (PSO), differential evolution (DE), and ant colony optimization (ACO). In addition, new innovative algorithms that are not only biology-based but also physics-based or music-based are also emerging, as are hybrid combinations of EAs. The use of evolutionary algorithms is having an increasing impact on antenna design and wireless communications problems. EAs combined with numerical methods in electromagnetics have obtained significant and successful results. This book aims to present some of the emerging Eas and their variants. Chapter 1 introduces the optimization methods in general and the evolutionary algorithms. Chapter 2 presents briefly some of the most popular evolutionary algorithms, such as particle swarm optimization (PSO), differential evolution (DE), and ant colony optimization (ACO) as well as some emerging ones. Chapter 3 focuses on antenna array synthesis, which constitutes a wide range of antenna design problems. Chapter 4 gives an overview of patch antenna design using evolutionary algorithms. Chapter 5 presents design cases from different microwave structure cases. Chapter 6 discusses on various representative design problems in wireless communications. Chapter 7 deals with design cases for 5G and beyond.

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  • Intelligent Wireless Communications
  • The incredible growth in the development and use of wireless communication technologies has led to research in both academia and industry on artificial intelligence (AI) methods that enable intelligent technologies, smarter services and applications, business processes and social interactions to satisfy future requirements. AI mechanisms are being exploited in smart intelligent network applications to provide insights from collected data by identifying patterns and allowing operational predictions with higher accuracy in smaller time periods. The future of AI-powered wireless networking infrastructures depends on finding effective solutions to a number of technical challenges that such paradigms introduce, including better intelligent sensor capabilities, smarter big data analytics, automated remote data management, as well as open and secure processes. This book presents innovative research in emerging artificial intelligence methods for the processing, storing and analysing of large date sets generated by wireless communication infrastructures. It addresses major new technological developments, reflects on industry needs, current research trends and future directions. The authors focus on the development of AI-powered mechanisms for future wireless networking applications and architectures which will lead to more performant, resilient and valuable ecosystems and automated services. The book is aimed at researchers, engineers and scientists involved in the design and development of protocols and AI applications for wireless communication devices, and wireless networking technologies.

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  • ReRAM-based Machine Learning
  • The transition towards exascale computing has resulted in major transformations in computing paradigms. The need to analyze and respond to such large amounts of data sets has led to the adoption of machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) methods in a wide range of applications. One of the major challenges is the fetching of data from computing memory and writing it back without experiencing a memory-wall bottleneck. To address such concerns, in-memory computing (IMC) and supporting frameworks have been introduced. In-memory computing methods have ultra-low power and high-density embedded storage. Resistive Random-Access Memory (ReRAM) technology seems the most promising IMC solution due to its minimized leakage power, reduced power consumption and smaller hardware footprint, as well as its compatibility with CMOS technology, which is widely used in industry. In this book, the authors introduce ReRAM techniques for performing distributed computing using IMC accelerators, present ReRAM-based IMC architectures that can perform computations of ML and data-intensive applications, as well as strategies to map ML designs onto hardware accelerators. The book serves as a bridge between researchers in the computing domain (algorithm designers for ML and DL) and computing hardware designers.

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  • E-learning Methodologies: Fundamentals, technologies and applications
  • E-learning has become an important part of our educational life with the development of e-learning systems and platforms and the need for online and remote learning. ICT and computational intelligence techniques are being used to design more intelligent and adaptive systems. However, the art of designing good real-time e-learning systems is difficult as different aspects of learning need to be considered including challenges such as learning rates, involvement, knowledge, qualifications, as well as networking and security issues. The earlier concepts of standalone integrated virtual e-learning systems have been greatly enhanced with emerging technologies such as cloud computing, mobile computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), AI and machine learning, and AR/VT technologies. With this book, the editors and authors wish to help researchers, scholars, professionals, lecturers, instructors, developers, and designers understand the fundamental concepts, challenges, methodologies and technologies for the design of performant and reliable intelligent and adaptive real time e-learning systems and platforms. This edited volume covers state of the art topics including user modeling for e-learning systems and cloud, IOT, and mobile-based frameworks. It also considers security challenges and ethical conduct using Blockchain technology.

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  • Advances in Communications Satellite Systems: Proceedings of the 37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2019)
  • The International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) is the oldest and one of the most influential technical conferences in the field. The 37th edition was held from 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 in Okinawa, Japan. These proceedings present a broad spectrum of space communications contributions from the conference, with highlights including high speed optical communications and feeder links, advanced digital payloads, broadband satellite communication architectures and applications. Subjects covered include integrated applications and architectures for vessels and IoT; DTN and HTS technologies; new satellite system architectures and components; high speed optical communications and feeder links; advanced digital payloads and components; satellite antenna technologies; propagation and modelling for satellite communications; future technologies for 5G and beyond; flexible HTS systems and advanced digital payloads; satellite networks design challenges and applications; new satellite components and transmitter and modem technologies; NGSO constellations and 5G integration; and NGSO and GSO system issues and interference mitigation techniques. Offering a wide range of expert perspectives on communications satellite systems, these proceedings will be of interest to engineers and researchers in academia and industry working on satellite, digital, and wireless communications and networks, as well as advanced students, policy makers and stakeholders in the field.

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  • Patient-Centered Digital Healthcare Technology: Novel applications for next generation healthcare systems
  • Patient-Centered Digital Healthcare Technology explores the creative intersection of novel, emerging technologies and medicine. This convergence is transforming the landscape of healthcare with the overarching objectives of improving clinical outcomes and advocating wellness. The concept of encountering or treating a medical condition when it has already become disturbingly manifest is being replaced by earlier awareness, diagnosis, and proactive intervention enabled by technologies. This book features a range of innovations in health information systems and big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, real-time home monitoring tools, smartphone apps, medical robotics and intelligent machines, virtual and augmented realities, genome sequencing, blockchain and gamification in healthcare. Intuitive digital health solutions motivate end-users to become active partners in their care, thus enhancing patient engagement and empowerment. This may perhaps lead to yet the most gratifying consequence of novel and emerging technologies: the democratization of healthcare. This book offers a valuable resource for healthcare providers, engineers, data and computer scientists, researchers, practitioners in academia, biomedical industry and multi-disciplinary clinical settings. Subjects include informatics, computing, networking, wireless and mobile applications, and robotic sensing that collectively improve healthcare access and delivery.

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