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The agile leader: leveraging the power of influence
Šochová Z., Pearson, Boston, MA, 2020. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-366604-28-6)
The author states that
The agile leader
allows the reader to “sample the various concepts and principles of agile leadership.” Some familiarity with Scrum and agility would be helpful beforehand. Agility basically means being wi...
Demystifying smart cities: practical perspectives on how cities can leverage the potential of new technologies
Lisdorf A., Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 232 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484253-76-2)
How do cities work and evolve? How can technology improve the services provided by a city government to its citizens? What technologies can providers utilize, develop, and integrate to enable cities to do so? This book answers these questions and ...
The language of images: the forms and the forces
Dondero M., Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, 2020. 311 pp. Type: Book (978-1-367882-46-1)
The language of images
is a very densely argued and annotated book about the meaning of images from a semiotician’s point of view. Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols, such as traffic signs, emojis, alphabets, and logos, treat...
Technological research methodology to manage organizational change
Ramos H., Ramos P., García-Peñalvo F. TEEM 2019 (Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, León, Spain, Oct 16-18, 2019) 168-176, 2019. Type: Proceedings
Change management is essential for all organizations to ensure that the desired benefits of the change process are actually achieved. This paper focuses on the design of a technological research methodology for managing organizational change. Peop...
Sandworm: a new era of cyberwar and the hunt for the Kremlin’s most dangerous hackers
Greenberg A., Doubleday, New York, NY, 2019. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-0-385544-40-5)
“Digital security” has been a buzzword of the past decades. The vulnerabilities grow as fast as the digital networks and systems, or rather faster--all new technologies add to the long list of possible means and/or targets for hac...
Quality of CRM systems: a systematic mapping study
Boarim J., da Rocha A. SBQS 2019 (Proceedings of the XVIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality, Fortaleza, Brazil, Oct 28-Nov 1, 2019) 119-128, 2019. Type: Proceedings
Editor’s Note: All papers in the Proceedings of the XVIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS 2019) are in Portuguese....
Concept invention: foundations, implementation, social aspects and applications
Confalonieri R., Pease A., Schorlemmer M., Besold T., Kutz O., Maclean E., Kaliakatsos-Papakostas M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 294 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319656-01-4)
The book introduces concept invention and foundations. This includes the idea of concept blending, defined as the mechanism where two concepts or more are combined into a blended concept. The book also brings together the topics of concept amalgam...
Exact algorithms via monotone local search
Fomin F., Gaspers S., Lokshtanov D., Saurabh S. Journal of the ACM 66(2): 1-23, 2019. Type: Article
Many important problems are NP-complete; this means that, unless P = NP, we cannot have a polynomial-time (feasible) algorithm for solving all instances of this problem. For each such problem, there is an exhaustive search algorithm that requires ...
Incomplete SMT techniques for solving non-linear formulas over the integers
Borralleras C., Larraz D., Rodríguez-Carbonell E., Oliveras A., Rubio A. ACM Transactions on Computational Logic 20(4): 1-36, 2019. Type: Article
It is well known that nonlinear integer arithmetic is undecidable due to a negative answer to Hilbert’s tenth problem. Still, constraint solving over nonlinear integer polynomials has attracted considerable attention because of the wide rang...
Digital political participation, social networks and big data
Robles-Morales J., Córdoba-Hernández A., Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 2019. 184 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030277-57-4)
Before the Internet, almost everything we did was through an intermediate agent. For example, to listen to music, we had to buy LPs, and later CDs, from a brick-and-mortar music store. To travel to other cities, we had to reserve our hotel rooms t...
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