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Cryptography, Cyber Security and Information Warfare – New Book

Nicholas J. Daras is the Dean of the Hellenic Military Academy. He has been Professor of Mathematics, authoring over 70 articles in Mathematics including 18 books and Editor of 7 Springer Books in Applications of Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Complex Analysis and Pure Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Stochastic Modeling and Numerical Simulation in Military Operations Research, Quantum Computation, Cryptography, Security and Mathematical Modeling. He has received one of the Academy of Athens awards for the publication of one of the best papers in mathematics and is the supervisor of several Doctoral, Master and Diploma Theses.

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Information, Communication, and Automation Ethics in the Knowledge Society Age

Spyros G. Tzafestas B.Sc. (Physics, 1962), Athens Univ.; M. Sc. (Eng.) (Control, 1967), London Univ.; Ph.D. (1969), D.Sc. (1978), Southampton Univ. Honorary Doctorates: TU Munich (Germany), EC Lille (France). Positions: 1969-73: NRC “Demokritos, Athens; 1973-1985: Prof. Control, Patras Univ., Greece; 1985-2006: Prof. Control & Robotics, School E&CE, NTUA, Athens, Greece; 1999-2009: Director of NTUA/ICCS. Books: Editor 30 books, Author: 10 books on systems, control, robotics & automation. Research areas: DP Systems, MV Systems, MD Systems, Control systems, CI Systems, Robotics, infoethics, roboethics. Life Fellow (IEEE), Fellow (IET).

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Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements – Upcoming Book by Nova Publishers

This book adresses a variety of geochemical and biogeochemical issues of trace element behavior in soils, waters, and plants across the world, from Eastern Europe to Siberian subarctic and Arctic islands. It presents a synthesis of state-of-the-art studies—using precise analytical techniques—on trace element concentrations, fractionation, and migration in main biogeochemical reservoirs in the Northern hemisphere. The book combines chapters on trace elements in soils, plants, soil waters, lakes, rivers and their estuarine zones, and atmopsheric aerosols. As such, it provides a comprehensive view of current TE biogeochemistry and can serve as a reference compilation of available information for judging future changes in trace element biogeochemistry for terrestrial environments influenced by climate warming or increasing anthropogenic pollution.

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Hydrogen Storage – Preparation, Applications and Technology – Upcoming Book

“Dr. Huaiyu Shao has been working in hydrogen storage field for almost 15 years and I believe he just skillfully edited a must-read book for anyone in the hydrogen energy research community. Read it and get some fresh ideas from some of the most active contributors in the world.”

Xingguo Li, Professor and Director of Institute of Inorganic Chemistry in Peking University, world famous scientist in the field of hydrogen storage
Xingguo LI
College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering,
Peking University
Beijing, China
May 16, 2018

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Gambling in Gaming Destination

With the long-term goal of building Macau as a world tourism and leisure centre, the government department responsible for tourism development starts adjusting tourism policies and measures in accordance with Macau’s new positioning, and promotes sustainable and healthy development of the tourism industry in areas including marketing and promotion, tourism planning, products and events, tourism industry management, and training and quality control. Nowadays, Macau gaming companies include CSR information in their annual reports and websites as a marketing tool. For sustainable development of the gaming industry, many local governments and gaming operators in the world try to reduce the risk and severity of negative consequences through various activities. Since gambling is a potentially addictive activity and can cause major harm to problem gamblers, their families and the communities. “Problem gambling” can cause harm to health, create crimes and produce social disruption. “Responsible gambling” has been mentioned in the Macau chief executive’s policy address since 2007. Many major gambling operators are now explicitly addressing and reporting this issue on their Corporate Social Responsibility. This means adopting and practicing the major principles of CSR is paramount. This book starts with an introduction of tourism and hospitality development in Macau. Chapter One acts as an introduction and overview of the books entirety. Chapter Two provides a historical review of the gaming industry in Macau, which starts from Macau opening its port to foreigners in the 16th century. Chapter Three discusses the development of CSR practices in Macau along with the issues caused by problem gambling. Chapter Four discusses CSR’s definition and execution from both academic and practical perspectives in tourism, hospitality and gaming industries. Chapter Five focuses on a particular CSR activity, which is responsible gambling and the corresponding issues that arise in the execution and implementation of responsible gambling in Macau. Chapter Six attempts to develop a measurement scale of CSR through a discussion of current CSR measurement issues and its implementation in tourism and hospitality industries. The final chapter is a case study, which is composed of a semi-structured interview with 3 managers currently working in the gaming corporations. The case study will provide a practical perspective on the meaning of CSR, the recent changes and the impacts of CSR activities on the gambling industry. (Imprint: Novinka)