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By R. James Breiding

Why has Switzerland—a tiny, landlocked kingdom with few traditional advantages—become such a success for thus lengthy at such a lot of issues? In banking, prescribed drugs, equipment, even textiles, Swiss businesses rank along the largest and strongest worldwide rivals. How did they get there? Can the Swiss proceed to accomplish in a hyper-competitive worldwide economy?

Swiss Made deals solutions to those and plenty of different questions about the rustic because it describes the origins, buildings, and features of an important Swiss companies.

James Breiding is the founding father of Naissance Capital.

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Download Principles of Distributed Systems: 17th International by Hein Meling, Leander Jehl (auth.), Roberto Baldoni, Nicolas PDF

By Hein Meling, Leander Jehl (auth.), Roberto Baldoni, Nicolas Nisse, Maarten van Steen (eds.)

This ebook constitutes the refereed complaints of the seventeenth overseas convention on rules of disbursed platforms, OPODIS 2013, held in great, France, in December 2013. the nineteen papers provided including invited talks have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from forty-one submissions. The convention is a global discussion board for the alternate of cutting-edge wisdom on dispensed computing and structures. Papers have been sought soliciting unique learn contributions to the speculation, specification, layout and implementation of disbursed systems.

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By Cristian S. Calude

This e-book constitutes the refereed court cases of the 14th overseas convention on Unconventional Computation and normal Computation, UCNC 2015, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in August/September 2015. The sixteen revised complete papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 38 submissions. The papers disguise quite a lot of issues together with between others molecular (DNA) computing; quantum computing; optical computing; chaos computing; physarum computing; computation in hyperbolic areas; collision-based computing; mobile automata; neural computation; evolutionary computation; swarm intelligence; nature-inspired algorithms; synthetic immune platforms; synthetic lifestyles; membrane computing; amorphous computing; computational structures biology; genetic networks; protein-protein networks; shipping networks; artificial biology; mobile (in vivo) computing; and computations past the Turing version and philosophical features of computing.

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Download Decision Technologies for Computational Finance: Proceedings by Francis X. Diebold, Til Schuermann, John D. Stroughair PDF

By Francis X. Diebold, Til Schuermann, John D. Stroughair (auth.), Apostolos-Paul N. Refenes, Andrew N. Burgess, John E. Moody (eds.)

This quantity includes chosen papers that have been awarded on the foreign convention COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE 1997 held at London company tuition on December 15-17 1997. previously often called Neural Networks within the Capital Markets (NNCM), this sequence of conferences has emerged as a very multi-disciplinary overseas convention and supplied a global concentration for leading edge learn at the software of a multiplicity of complicated choice applied sciences to many components of monetary engineering. It has drawn upon theoretical advances in monetary economics and powerful methodological advancements within the statistical, econometric and computing device sciences. to mirror its multi-disciplinary nature, the NNCM convention has followed the recent name COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE. The papers during this quantity are organised in six elements. marketplace Dynamics and hazard, buying and selling and Arbitrage suggestions, Volatility and techniques, Term-Structure and issue versions, company misery versions and Advances on method. This years' recognition expense (38%) displays either the expanding curiosity within the convention and the Programme Committee's efforts to enhance the standard of the assembly year-on-year. i want to thank the individuals of the programme committee for his or her efforts in refereeing the papers. I additionally want to thank the participants of the computational finance workforce at London company institution and especially Neil Burgess, Peter Bolland, Yves Bentz, and Nevil Towers for setting up the meeting.

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Download MICAI 2004: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Third by Ángel Kuri, José Galaviz (auth.), Raúl Monroy, Gustavo PDF

By Ángel Kuri, José Galaviz (auth.), Raúl Monroy, Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Luis Enrique Sucar, Humberto Sossa (eds.)

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the 3rd Mexican foreign convention on man made Intelligence, MICAI 2004, held in Mexico urban, Mexico in April 2004.

The ninety four revised complete papers provided have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 254 submissions. The papers are prepared in topical sections on purposes, clever interfaces and speech processing, wisdom illustration, common sense and constraint programming, laptop studying and knowledge mining, multiagent structures and allotted AI, common language processing, uncertainty reasoning, imaginative and prescient, evolutionary computation, modeling and clever regulate, neural networks, and robotics.

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Download Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: 4th International by Stuart P. Wilson, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Anna Mura, Tony J. PDF

By Stuart P. Wilson, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Anna Mura, Tony J. Prescott

This booklet constitutes the complaints of the 4th foreign convention on Biomimetic and Biohybrid structures, residing Machines 2015, held in Barcelona, Spain, in July 2015. The 34 complete and thirteen brief papers offered during this quantity have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 50 submissions. the subjects they take care of are: locomotion, rather for soft-bodies; novel sensing and self sustaining keep watch over structures; and cognitive architectures, social robots, and human-robot interaction.

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Download Smart Graphics: 10th International Symposium, SG 2009, by Carlos Armando García, Roberto Therón, Rafael Peláez, José PDF

By Carlos Armando García, Roberto Therón, Rafael Peláez, José Luis López-Pérez (auth.), Andreas Butz, Brian Fisher, Marc Christie, Antonio Krüger, Patrick Olivier, Roberto Therón (eds.)

This publication constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the tenth overseas Symposium on shrewdpermanent pix, SG 2009, held in Salamanca, Spain in may possibly 2009.

The 15 revised complete papers including eight brief papers and a couple of demonstrations provided have been rigorously reviewed and chosen. The papers are equipped in topical sections on visible analytics, consumer experiences, human desktop interplay, special effects and synthetic intelligence, in addition to digital and combined reality.

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By Jan Eichler

This ebook examines and explains the dialectic of struggle and peace among the outbreak of WWI and the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014. The theoretical suggestion is equipped upon Galtung’s notion of damaging and optimistic peace, Aron´s contrast among approach and international relations, and Carr´s concept of periodization. the following, the writer compares globalization with the interwar interval and examines how the 1st decade´s optimistic peace, international relations, and large hopes have been changed through detrimental peace, and explains the transforming into position of army method which culminated after the Russian annexation of Crimea and the next army incidents among NATO and Russia. This quantity should be of curiosity to academics, scholars, and researchers within the fields of recent historical past, overseas safeguard and peace experiences.

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Download CONCUR 2005 – Concurrency Theory: 16th International by Dawson Engler (auth.), Martín Abadi, Luca de Alfaro (eds.) PDF

By Dawson Engler (auth.), Martín Abadi, Luca de Alfaro (eds.)

This quantity comprises the papers offered at CONCUR 2005, the sixteenth - ternational convention on Concurrency concept. the aim of the CONCUR sequence of meetings is to assemble researchers,developers, and scholars with a view to develop the speculation of concurrency and to advertise its functions. This year’s convention used to be in San Francisco, California, from August 23 to August 26. We got a hundred submissions in keeping with a choice for papers. each one subm- sionwasassignedto at leastthreemembers ofthe ProgramCommittee; in lots of circumstances, studies have been solicited from open air specialists. The ProgramCommittee d- stubborn the submissions electronically, judging them on their perceived imp- tance, originality, readability, and appropriateness to the predicted viewers. this system Committee chosen 38 papers for presentation. a result of structure of the convention and the excessive variety of submissions, many reliable papers couldn't be integrated. even though submissions werereadand evaluated, the papers that seem during this quantity may well di?er in shape and contents from the corresponding submissions. it truly is anticipated that a few of the papers should be extra revised and submitted to refereed archival journals for publication.

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