By Peter Smithers (auth.), Prof. B. Landheer (eds.)
By Habib M. Ammari, Sajal K. Das (auth.), Roberto Verdone (eds.)
This publication constitutes the refereed court cases of the fifth eu Workshop on instant Sensor Networks, EWSN 2008, held in Bologna, Italy, in January/February 2008.
The 23 revised complete papers provided have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from a hundred and ten submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on localization, detection of space/time correlated occasions, community coding, ZigBee, topology, software program, in addition to deployment and alertness development.
By Antonio D’Atena (auth.), Hermann-Josef Blanke, Stelio Mangiameli (eds.)
The e-book includes 24 contributions from ecu legislations students and practitioners analysing the constitutional foundation of the eu Union and the normative orientation of the typical international and defense coverage (CFSP) in addition to the critical fiscal and financial provisions (TFEU) after the Reform Treaty of Lisbon. providing the findings of a ecu study workforce, which consists of authors from 8 Member States, the ebook underlines the aspiration of the editors to completely examine the constitutional legislations of the eu Union presently in force.
By Jörg Mußhoff (auth.)
Generieren M&A-Transaktionen langfristig Shareholder price? Der Kenntnisstand zum Erfolg der Konsolidierung im europäischen Bankensektor ist sehr begrenzt. Arbeiten mit Fokus auf die united states belegen zumeist sogar eine Wertvernichtung durch Bankentransaktionen. Trotzdem haben die M&A-Aktivitäten seit den 1980er Jahren in Europa stark zugenommen und es ist inzwischen auch eine verstärkt grenzüberschreitende Konsolidierung des gesamten Bankensektors zu beobachten.
Jörg Mußhoff analysiert die kurz- und mittel- bis langfristige Wertschaffung europäischer Bankentransaktionen zwischen 1994 und 2004 anhand von marktorientierten Performancestudien. Er vertieft diese Querschnittsbetrachtung durch Fallstudien, die eine detaillierte examine der Wertschaffung und der zugrunde liegenden Erfolgsfaktoren ermöglichen. Durch Integration verschiedener methodischer Ansätze sowie weiterentwickelter statistischer Testverfahren beantwortet der Autor die Frage nach der tatsächlichen Wertschaffung von M&A-Transaktionen im europäischen Bankensektor und leitet fundierte Handlungsempfehlungen für die Bankpraxis ab.
By Semyon Alesker (auth.), Carles Casacuberta, Rosa Maria Miró-Roig, Joan Verdera, Sebastià Xambó-Descamps (eds.)
This is the second one quantity of the complaints of the 3rd eu Congress of arithmetic. quantity I offers the speeches introduced on the Congress, the record of lectures, and brief summaries of the achievements of the prize winners in addition to papers through plenary and parallel audio system. the second one quantity collects articles via prize winners and audio system of the mini-symposia.
This two-volume set therefore supplies an summary of the state-of-the-art in lots of fields of arithmetic and is for this reason of curiosity to each specialist mathematician.
By Penousal Machado, Malcolm I. Heywood, James McDermott, Mauro Castelli, Pablo García-Sánchez, Paolo Burelli, Sebastian Risi, Kevin Sim
This ebook constitutes the refereed complaints of the 18th ecu convention on Genetic Programming, EuroGP 2015, held in Copenhagen, Spain, in April 2015 co-located with the Evo 2015 occasions, EvoCOP, Evo MUSART and Evo functions. The 12 revised complete papers provided including 6 poster papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen shape 36 submissions. the big variety of themes during this quantity displays the present kingdom of study within the box. therefore, we see issues as various as semantic equipment, recursive courses, grammatical equipment, coevolution, Cartesian GP, function choice, initialisation approaches, ensemble equipment and seek ambitions; and functions together with textual content processing, cryptography, numerical modelling, software program parallelisation, production and optimisation of circuits, multi-class type, scheduling and synthetic intelligence.
By Brian Blouet
This is a brand new exam of Halford Mackinder’s seminal international geostrategic paintings, from the point of view of geography, diplomatic heritage, political technology, diplomacy, imperial heritage, and the gap age.
Mackinder was once a guy prior to his time. He foresaw a number of the key strategic matters that got here to dominate the 20 th century. until eventually the disintegration of the Soviet Union, western defence strategists feared that one strength, or alliance, may well come to dominate Eurasia. Admiral Mahan mentioned this factor within the challenge of Asia (1900) yet Mackinder made the main authoritative assertion in "The Geographical Pivot of historical past" (1904). He argued that during the "closed Heart-Land of Euroasia" was once a strategically put quarter, with nice assets, that if managed by way of one strength may be the foundation of an international Empire. James Kurth, in overseas Affairs, has commented that it has taken international Wars and the chilly struggle to avoid Mackinder’s prophecy turning into fact.
In global conflict I and global struggle II Germany accomplished large territorial earnings on the price of the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. within the former clash the Russian empire was once defeated by means of Germany however the western powers insisted that the territorial earnings made by means of Germany, on the treaty of Brest-Litovsk, receive up. In global conflict II Britain and the U.S. gave fabric help to Stalin’s totalitarian regime to avoid Nazi Germany gaining regulate of the territory and assets that will were a foundation for international domination. The west, hugely aware of Mackinder’s dictum (1919) that "Who ideas East Europe instructions the Heartland," speedy followed rules to include the Soviet Union. historical past has consequently proved Mackinder’s paintings to be of important value to generations of strategic pondering and he is still a key effect within the new millennium.
This publication may be of significant curiosity to all scholars and students of strategic experiences and armed forces background and of geopolitics in particular.
By Alan G. Draper
When Britain turns into a part of a Western ecu loose commercial marketplace in 1992, British event over the past 3 a long time with collaboration in defence apparatus initiatives might be of significant value to Britain and her NATO companions. This paintings examines and evaluates this collaboration.
By Anne Pauwels, Joanne Winter, Joseph Lo Bianco
This quantity offers with demanding situations to the upkeep of minority (or neighborhood) languages during this period of globalization and lengthening transnational routine of individuals. The individuals, specialists in language coverage, language upkeep and multilingualism provide complementary views drawn from Australia and Europe at the upkeep of linguistic range.
By Hanna Schramm-Klein, Thomas Foscht, Dirk Morschett, Thomas Rudolph, Peter Schnedlitz, Bernhard Swoboda
The target of ecu RETAIL study is to submit fascinating manuscripts of top of the range and innovativeness with a spotlight on retail researchers, retail academics, retail scholars and retail executives. because it has regularly been, retail executives are a part of the objective staff and the data move among retail learn and retail administration continues to be part of the publication’s thought. eu RETAIL learn welcomes manuscripts on unique theoretical or conceptual contributions in addition to empirical examine – established both on large-scale empirical information or at the case-study approach. Following the state-of-the-art in retail learn, articles on any significant concerns that main issue the overall box of retailing and distribution are welcome.