Big Data Analytics Strategies for the Smart Grid


Author: Carol L. Stimmel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482218291
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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By implementing a comprehensive data analytics program, utility companies can meet the continually evolving challenges of modern grids that are operationally efficient, while reconciling the demands of greenhouse gas legislation and establishing a meaningful return on investment from smart grid deployments. Readable and accessible, Big Data Analytics Strategies for the Smart Grid addresses the needs of applying big data technologies and approaches, including Big Data cybersecurity, to the critical infrastructure that makes up the electrical utility grid. It supplies industry stakeholders with an in-depth understanding of the engineering, business, and customer domains within the power delivery market. The book explores the unique needs of electrical utility grids, including operational technology, IT, storage, processing, and how to transform grid assets for the benefit of both the utility business and energy consumers. It not only provides specific examples that illustrate how analytics work and how they are best applied, but also describes how to avoid potential problems and pitfalls. Discussing security and data privacy, it explores the role of the utility in protecting their customers’ right to privacy while still engaging in forward-looking business practices. The book includes discussions of: SAS for asset management tools The AutoGrid approach to commercial analytics Space-Time Insight’s work at the California ISO (CAISO) This book is an ideal resource for mid- to upper-level utility executives who need to understand the business value of smart grid data analytics. It explains critical concepts in a manner that will better position executives to make the right decisions about building their analytics programs. At the same time, the book provides sufficient technical depth that it is useful for data analytics professionals who need to better understand the nuances of the engineering and business challenges unique to the utilities industry.

Building Smart Cities

Analytics, ICT, and Design Thinking
Author: Carol L. Stimmel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498702775
Category: Computers
Page: 266
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The term "smart city" defines the new urban environment, one that is designed for performance through information and communication technologies. Given that the majority of people across the world will live in urban environments within the next few decades, it's not surprising that massive effort and investment is being placed into efforts to develop strategies and plans for achieving "smart" urban growth. Building Smart Cities: Analytics, ICT, and Design Thinking explains the technology and a methodology known as design thinking for building smart cities. Information and communications technologies form the backbone of smart cities. A comprehensive and robust data analytics program enables the right choices to be made in building these cities. Design thinking helps to create smart cities that are both livable and able to evolve. This book examines all of these components in the context of smart city development and shows how to use them in an integrated manner. Using the principles of design thinking to reframe the problems of the smart city and capture the real needs of people living in a highly efficient urban environment, the book helps city planners and technologists through the following: Presentation of the relevant technologies required for coordinated, efficient cities Exploration of the latent needs of community stakeholders in a culturally appropriate context Discussion of the tested approaches to ideation, design, prototyping, and building or retrofitting smart cities Proposal of a model for a viable smart city project The smart city vision that we can create an optimized society through technology is hypothetical at best and reflects the failed repetition through the ages of equating scientific progress with positive social change. Up until now, despite our best hopes and efforts, technology has yet to bring an end to scarcity or suffering. Technical innovation, instead, can and should be directed in the service of our shared cultural values, especially within the rapidly growing urban milieu. In Building Smart Cities: Analytics, ICT, and Design Thinking, the author discusses the need to focus on creating human-centered approaches to our cities that integrate our human needs and technology to meet our economic, environmental, and existential needs. The book shows how this approach can lead to innovative, livable urban environments that are realizable, practical, and economically and environmentally sustainable.

Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Seventeenth Edition


Author: Surya Santoso,H. Wayne Beaty
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259642593
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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Up-to-date coverage of every facet of electric power in a single volume This fully revised, industry-standard resource offers practical details on every aspect of electric power engineering. The book contains in-depth discussions from more than 100 internationally recognized experts. Generation, transmission, distribution, operation, system protection, and switchgear are thoroughly explained. Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Seventeenth Edition, features brand-new sections on measurement and instrumentation, interconnected power grids, smart grids and microgrids, wind power, solar and photovoltaic power generation, electric machines and transformers, power system analysis, operations, stability and protection, and the electricity market. Coverage includes: •Units, symbols, constants, definitions, and conversion factors •Measurement and instrumentation •Properties of materials •Interconnected power grids •AC and DC power transmission •Power distribution •Smart grids and microgrids •Wind power generation •Solar power generation and energy storage •Substations and switch gear •Power transformers, generators, motors, and drives •Power electronics •Power system analysis, operations, stability, and protection •Electricity markets •Power quality and reliability •Lightning and overvoltage protection •Computer applications in the electric power industry •Standards in electrotechnology, telecommunications, and IT

Smart Grid using Big Data Analytics

A Random Matrix Theory Approach
Author: Robert C. Qiu,Paul Antonik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118716809
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 632
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This book is aimed at students in communications and signal processing who want to extend their skills in the energy area. It describes power systems and why these backgrounds are so useful to smart grid, wireless communications being very different to traditional wireline communications.

Big Data Analytics for Connected Vehicles and Smart Cities


Author: Bob McQueen
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1630814741
Category: Computers
Page: 280
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This practical new book presents the application of “big data” analytics to connected vehicles, smart cities, and transportation systems. This book enables transportation professionals to understand how data analytics can and will expand the design and engineering of connected vehicles and smart cities. Readers find extensive case studies and examples that provide a strong framework focusing on practical application of data sciences and analytic tools for actual projects in the field. Both federal and private sector investments have a strong interest in the connected vehicle and this book discusses the impact this has on transportation. This book defines urban analytics and modeling, incentives and governance, mobility networks, energy networks, and other attributes and elements that craft a smart city. Readers learn how smart cities impact the application of advanced technologies in urban areas. This book explains how recently passed transportation legislation for the US has a specific emphasis on the use of data for performance management.

Exploring the Convergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things


Author: Prasad, A.V. Krishna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522529489
Category: Computers
Page: 332
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The growth of Internet use and technologies has increased exponentially within the business sector. When utilized properly, these applications can enhance business functions and make them easier to perform. Exploring the Convergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest empirical research on the business use of computing devices to send and receive data in conjunction with analytic applications to reduce maintenance costs, avoid equipment failures, and improve business operations. Including research on a broad range of topics such as supply chain, aquaculture, and speech recognition systems, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, and practitioners seeking current research on various technology uses in business.

Smart Cities

Foundations, Principles, and Applications
Author: Houbing Song,Ravi Srinivasan,Tamim Sookoor,Sabina Jeschke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119226392
Category: Social Science
Page: 912
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Cyber physical systems in smart cities : mastering technological, economic and social challenges / Martina Fromhold-Eisebith -- Big data analytics processes and platforms facilitating smart cities / Pethuru Raj, Sathish A.P Kumar -- Multi-scale computing for a sustainable built environment / Massimiliano Manfren -- Autonomous radios and open spectrum in smart cities / Corey D. Cooke, Adam L. Anderson -- Mobile crowdsensing for smart cities / Chandreyee Chowdhury, Sarbani Roy -- Wide-area monitoring and control of smart energy CPS / Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri -- Smart technologies and vehicle-to-x (V2X) infrastructures for smart mobility cities / Bernard Fong, Lixin Situ, A. C. M. Fong -- Smart ecology of cities : integrating development impacts on ecosystem services / Marc Morrison, Ravi Srinivasan, Cynnamon Dobbs -- Data driven modeling, control and tools for smart cities / Madhur Behl, Rahul Mangharam -- Bringing named data networks into smart cities / Syed Hassan Ahmed, Safdar Hussain Bouk, Dongkyun Kim, Mahasweta Sarkar -- Human context sensing in smart cities / Juhi Ranjan, Kamin Whitehouse -- Smart cities and the symbiotic relationship between citizen engagement and smart governance / Tori Onker -- Smart economic development / Madhavi Venkatesan -- Managing the cyber security life-cycle of smart cities / Mridul Sankar Barik, Anirban Sengupta, Chandan Mazumdar -- Mobility as a service / Christopher Expósito-Izquierdo, Airam Expósito-Márquez, Julio Brito-Santana -- Clustering and fuzzy reasoning as data mining methods for the development of retrofit strategies for building stocks / Philipp Geyer, Arno Schlüter -- A framework to achieve large scale energy savings for building stocks through targeted occupancy interventions / Aslihan Karatas, Allisandra Stoiko, Carol Menassa -- Smart cities sustainability assessment : balancing social, economic, and environmental performance / Ali Komeily, Ravi Srinivasan -- Resilient electric grid for smart cities / Jiankang Wang -- Smart energy and grid : novel approaches for the efficient generation, storage and usage of energy in the smart home and the smart grid link-up / Julian Prass, Johannes Weber, Sebastian Staub, Johannes Bürner, Ralf Böhm, Thomas Braun, Moritz Hein, Markus Michl, Michael Beck, Jörg Franke -- Building cyber-physical systems : a smart building use case / Jupiter Bakakeu, Franziska Schäfer, Jochen Bauer, Markus Michl, Jörg Franke -- Climate resilience and the design of smart buildings / Saranya Gunasingh, Nora Wang, Doug Alh, Scott Schuetter -- Smart audio sensing based HVAC monitoring / Nirjon Shahriar, Ravi Srinivasan, Tamim Sookoor -- Smart lighting / Jie Lian -- Large-scale air quality monitoring in smart and sustainable cities / Xiaofan Jiang -- The smart city production system / Patrick Hennelly, Roy Meriton, Gary Graham, Jag Srai -- Smart health monitoring using smart systems / Carl Chalmers -- Significance of automated driving in japan / Sadayuki Tsugawa -- Environment-assisted vehicular data in smart city / Wei Chang, Huanyang Zheng, Jie Wu, Chiu C. Tan, and Haibin Ling

Big Data

Die Revolution, die unser Leben verändern wird
Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger,Viktor; Cukier Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864144590
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Ob Kaufverhalten, Grippewellen oder welche Farbe am ehesten verrät, ob ein Gebrauchtwagen in einem guten Zustand ist – noch nie gab es eine solche Menge an Daten und noch nie bot sich die Chance, durch Recherche und Kombination in der Daten¬flut blitzschnell Zusammenhänge zu entschlüsseln. Big Data bedeutet nichts weniger als eine Revolution für Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik. Es wird die Weise, wie wir über Gesundheit, Erziehung, Innovation und vieles mehr denken, völlig umkrempeln. Und Vorhersagen möglich machen, die bisher undenkbar waren. Die Experten Viktor Mayer-Schönberger und Kenneth Cukier beschreiben in ihrem Buch, was Big Data ist, welche Möglichkeiten sich eröffnen, vor welchen Umwälzungen wir alle stehen – und verschweigen auch die dunkle Seite wie das Ausspähen von persönlichen Daten und den drohenden Verlust der Privatsphäre nicht.

Big Data and Internet of Things: A Roadmap for Smart Environments


Author: Nik Bessis,Ciprian Dobre
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331905029X
Category: Computers
Page: 470
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This book presents current progress on challenges related to Big Data management by focusing on the particular challenges associated with context-aware data-intensive applications and services. The book is a state-of-the-art reference discussing progress made, as well as prompting future directions on the theories, practices, standards and strategies that are related to the emerging computational technologies and their association with supporting the Internet of Things advanced functioning for organizational settings including both business and e-science. Apart from inter-operable and inter-cooperative aspects, the book deals with a notable opportunity namely, the current trend in which a collectively shared and generated content is emerged from Internet end-users. Specifically, the book presents advances on managing and exploiting the vast size of data generated from within the smart environment (i.e. smart cities) towards an integrated, collective intelligence approach. The book also presents methods and practices to improve large storage infrastructures in response to increasing demands of the data intensive applications. The book contains 19 self-contained chapters that were very carefully selected based on peer review by at least two expert and independent reviewers and is organized into the three sections reflecting the general themes of interest to the IoT and Big Data communities: Section I: Foundations and Principles Section II: Advanced Models and Architectures Section III: Advanced Applications and Future Trends The book is intended for researchers interested in joining interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary works in the areas of Smart Environments, Internet of Things and various computational technologies for the purpose of an integrated collective computational intelligence approach into the Big Data era.

Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data


Author: IBM Paul Zikopoulos,Chris Eaton,Paul Zikopoulos
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071790535
Category: Computers
Page: 176
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Big Data represents a new era in data exploration and utilization, and IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. This book reveals how IBM is leveraging open source Big Data technology, infused with IBM technologies, to deliver a robust, secure, highly available, enterprise-class Big Data platform. The three defining characteristics of Big Data--volume, variety, and velocity--are discussed. You'll get a primer on Hadoop and how IBM is hardening it for the enterprise, and learn when to leverage IBM InfoSphere BigInsights (Big Data at rest) and IBM InfoSphere Streams (Big Data in motion) technologies. Industry use cases are also included in this practical guide. Learn how IBM hardens Hadoop for enterprise-class scalability and reliability Gain insight into IBM's unique in-motion and at-rest Big Data analytics platform Learn tips and tricks for Big Data use cases and solutions Get a quick Hadoop primer

Big Data

Algorithms, Analytics, and Applications
Author: Kuan-Ching Li,Hai Jiang,Laurence T. Yang,Alfredo Cuzzocrea
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482240564
Category: Computers
Page: 498
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As today’s organizations are capturing exponentially larger amounts of data than ever, now is the time for organizations to rethink how they digest that data. Through advanced algorithms and analytics techniques, organizations can harness this data, discover hidden patterns, and use the newly acquired knowledge to achieve competitive advantages. Presenting the contributions of leading experts in their respective fields, Big Data: Algorithms, Analytics, and Applications bridges the gap between the vastness of Big Data and the appropriate computational methods for scientific and social discovery. It covers fundamental issues about Big Data, including efficient algorithmic methods to process data, better analytical strategies to digest data, and representative applications in diverse fields, such as medicine, science, and engineering. The book is organized into five main sections: Big Data Management—considers the research issues related to the management of Big Data, including indexing and scalability aspects Big Data Processing—addresses the problem of processing Big Data across a wide range of resource-intensive computational settings Big Data Stream Techniques and Algorithms—explores research issues regarding the management and mining of Big Data in streaming environments Big Data Privacy—focuses on models, techniques, and algorithms for preserving Big Data privacy Big Data Applications—illustrates practical applications of Big Data across several domains, including finance, multimedia tools, biometrics, and satellite Big Data processing Overall, the book reports on state-of-the-art studies and achievements in algorithms, analytics, and applications of Big Data. It provides readers with the basis for further efforts in this challenging scientific field that will play a leading role in next-generation database, data warehousing, data mining, and cloud computing research. It also explores related applications in diverse sectors, covering technologies for media/data communication, elastic media/data storage, cross-network media/data fusion, and SaaS.

Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics Toward Next-Generation Intelligence


Author: Nilanjan Dey,Aboul Ella Hassanien,Chintan Bhatt,Amira S. Ashour,Suresh Chandra Satapathy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331960435X
Category: Computers
Page: 549
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This book highlights state-of-the-art research on big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), along with related areas to ensure efficient and Internet-compatible IoT systems. It not only discusses big data security and privacy challenges, but also energy-efficient approaches to improving virtual machine placement in cloud computing environments. Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are ultimately two sides of the same coin, yet extracting, analyzing and managing IoT data poses a serious challenge. Accordingly, proper analytics infrastructures/platforms should be used to analyze IoT data. Information technology (IT) allows people to upload, retrieve, store and collect information, which ultimately forms big data. The use of big data analytics has grown tremendously in just the past few years. At the same time, the IoT has entered the public consciousness, sparking people’s imaginations as to what a fully connected world can offer. Further, the book discusses the analysis of real-time big data to derive actionable intelligence in enterprise applications in several domains, such as in industry and agriculture. It explores possible automated solutions in daily life, including structures for smart cities and automated home systems based on IoT technology, as well as health care systems that manage large amounts of data (big data) to improve clinical decisions. The book addresses the security and privacy of the IoT and big data technologies, while also revealing the impact of IoT technologies on several scenarios in smart cities design. Intended as a comprehensive introduction, it offers in-depth analysis and provides scientists, engineers and professionals the latest techniques, frameworks and strategies used in IoT and big data technologies.

The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto

Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value
Author: Michelle Dennedy,Jonathan Fox,Tom Finneran
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430263563
Category: Computers
Page: 400
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"It's our thesis that privacy will be an integral part of the next wave in the technology revolution and that innovators who are emphasizing privacy as an integral part of the product life cycle are on the right track." --The authors of The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value is the first book of its kind, offering industry-proven solutions that go beyond mere theory and adding lucid perspectives on the challenges and opportunities raised with the emerging "personal" information economy. The authors, a uniquely skilled team of longtime industry experts, detail how you can build privacy into products, processes, applications, and systems. The book offers insight on translating the guiding light of OECD Privacy Guidelines, the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP) and Privacy by Design (PbD) into concrete concepts that organizations, software/hardware engineers, and system administrators/owners can understand and apply throughout the product or process life cycle—regardless of development methodology—from inception to retirement, including data deletion and destruction. In addition to providing practical methods to applying privacy engineering methodologies, the authors detail how to prepare and organize an enterprise or organization to support and manage products, process, systems, and applications that require personal information. The authors also address how to think about and assign value to the personal information assets being protected. Finally, the team of experts offers thoughts about the information revolution that has only just begun, and how we can live in a world of sensors and trillions of data points without losing our ethics or value(s)...and even have a little fun. The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto is designed to serve multiple stakeholders: Anyone who is involved in designing, developing, deploying and reviewing products, processes, applications, and systems that process personal information, including software/hardware engineers, technical program and product managers, support and sales engineers, system integrators, IT professionals, lawyers, and information privacy and security professionals. This book is a must-read for all practitioners in the personal information economy. Privacy will be an integral part of the next wave in the technology revolution; innovators who emphasize privacy as an integral part of the product life cycle are on the right track. Foreword by Dr. Eric Bonabeau, PhD, Chairman, Icosystem, Inc. & Dean of Computational Sciences, Minerva Schools at KGI.

Smart Data Analytics

Mit Hilfe von Big Data Zusammenhänge erkennen und Potentiale nutzen
Author: Andreas Wierse,Till Riedel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110461919
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 440
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Wenn in Datenbergen wertvolle Geheimnisse schlummern, aus denen Profit erzielt werden soll, dann geht es um Big Data. Doch wie schöpft man aus »großen Daten« echte Werte, wenn man nicht gerade Google ist? Um aus Unternehmens-, Maschinen- oder Sensordaten einen Ertrag zu erzielen, reicht Big Data-Technologie allein nicht aus. Entscheidend sind die übergeordneten Innovations prozesse: die smarte Analyse von Big Data. Erst durch den kompetenten Einsatz der richtigen Werkzeuge und Techniken werden aus Big Data tatsächlich Smart Data. Das Praxishandbuch Smart Data Analytics gibt einen Überblick über die Technologie, die bei der Analyse von großen und heterogenen Datenmengen – inklusive Echtzeitdaten – zum Einsatz kommt. Elf Praxisbeispiele zeigen die konkrete Anwendung in kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen. So erfahren Sie, wie Sie Ihr Smart Data Analytics-Projekt in Ihrem eigenen Unternehmen vorbereiten und umsetzen können. Das Buch erläutert neben den organisatorischen Aspekten auch die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen. Und es zeigt, wie Sie sowohl den Nutzen bewerten können, der aus den Daten gezogen werden soll, als auch den Aufwand, den Sie dafür betreiben müssen. Denn Smart Data steht für mehr als nur die Untersuchung großer Datenmengen: Smart Data Analytics ist der Schlüssel zu einem smarten Umgang mit Ihren Unternehmensdaten und hilft, bislang unentdecktes Potenzial zu entdecken. Dr. Andreas Wierse studierte Mathematik und promovierte in den Ingenieurwissenschaften im Bereich Visualisierung, seit 2011 unterstützt er mittelständische Unternehmen rund um Big und Smart Data Technologie. Dr. Till Riedel lehrt als Informatiker am KIT und koordiniert im Smart Data Solution Center Baden-Württemberg und Smart Data Innovation Lab Forschung und Innovation auf industriellen Datenschätzen.

Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Healthcare Management


Author: Nilanjan Dey,Himansu Das,H. S. Behera,Bighnaraj Naik
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128181461
Category:
Page: 260
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The biggest technological challenge in Big Data is to provide a mechanism for storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information on large amounts of data. In this context, the healthcare industry is also being challenged with the difficulties of capturing data, storing data, analysis of data and data visualization. Due to the rapid growth of large volume of information generated on a daily basis, the use of existing healthcare infrastructure has become impracticable to handle this issue. So, it is essential to develop better intelligent techniques, skills and tools to deal with the patient data and its inherent insights automatically. Intelligent healthcare management technologies can play an effective role to tackle this challenge and change the future for improving our lives. Therefore, there is increasing interest in exploring and unlocking the value of the massively available data within the healthcare domain. Healthcare organizations also need to continuously discover useful and actionable knowledge and gain insight from raw data for various purposes such as saving lives, reducing medical errors, increasing efficiency, reducing costs and improving patient outcomes dynamically. Data analytics in intelligent healthcare management brings great challenge and also playing an important role in intelligent healthcare management system. Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Healthcare Management covers both the theory and application of hardware platforms and architectures, development of software methods, techniques and tools, applications and governance and adoption strategies for the use of big data in healthcare and clinical research. The book provides the latest research findings on the use of big data analytics with statistical and machine learning techniques to analyze huge amounts of real-time healthcare data. High dimensional data with multi-objective problems in healthcare is the primary open issue in big data, and this issue is covered extensively by the editors of this book. Heterogeneous healthcare data in various forms such as text, images, and video, and other detailed clinical data are required to be effectively stored, processed, and analyzed to avoid the increasing cost of health care and medical errors. Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Healthcare Management provides readers with insights into the design of intelligent healthcare systems to manage the rapid growth of high-dimensional real-time clinical data in an efficient way. Examines the methodology and requirements for development of big data architecture, big data modeling, big data as a service, big data analytics, big data for business modeling, big data privacy in healthcare, as well as decision and risk analysis Discusses big data applications for intelligent healthcare management such as revenue management and pricing, predictive analytics/forecasting, big data integration for medical data, algorithms and techniques to speed up the analysis of big medical data, business Intelligence for medical and healthcare data, disease diagnostic predictive models, data models and architectures for healthcare, healthcare data integration Covers development of big data tools such as data, web and text mining, data mining, optimization, machine learning, cloud in big data with Hadoop, big data in IoT, data analytics with machine learning tools, data analytics with optimization techniques, data analytics in enterprise applications, social network analysis in healthcare, big data analytics for smart cities, and data analytics for clinical applications

Smart Grid Redefined: Transformation of the Electric Utility


Author: Subramanian Vadari
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1630814784
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 370
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Written by a leading expert in the utility field, this practical resource guides professionals in the evolution of the Smart Grid and offers insight into distribution automation, storage, and microgrid. This book highlights the journey to a transformed electric utility, provides solid examples, and includes real-world case studies. Readers find guidance on new energy storage solutions and electric value chain disruptors. Professionals learn how to overcome challenges related to integrating supply and demand diversity. The book highlights how new technologies impact the day-to-day operations of a utility and how these technologies can transform the normal functioning of the utility. Discussions are provided about how a transformed utility can be a springboard to a smart city. Professionals will be able to apply the strategies of technologies in this resource to guide them to success in the field. This book defines the roadmap to the utility of the future and provides a vision for how utilities can thrive in their new environment.

Innovations in Smart Cities and Applications

Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Symposium on Smart City Applications
Author: Mohamed Ben Ahmed,Anouar Abdelhakim Boudhir
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331974500X
Category: Computers
Page: 1046
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This proceedings book showcases the latest research work presented at the Second Edition of the Mediterranean Symposium on Smart City Application (SCAMS 2017), which was held in Tangier, Morocco on October 15–27, 2017. It presents original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences that concentrate on both theory and practice. It includes papers from all areas of Smart City Applications, e.g. Smart Mobility, Big Data, Smart Grids, Smart Homes and Buildings, clouds, crowds, mashups, social networks, and security issues. The conference stimulated cutting-edge research discussions among pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. The topics covered in this book also focus on innovative issues at the international level by bringing together experts from different countries. The scope of SCAMS 2017 included methods and practices that combine various emerging internetworking and data technologies to capture, integrate, analyze, mine, annotate, and visualize data in a meaningful and collaborative manner. A series of international workshops were organized as invited sessions during the SCAMS 2017:The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Learning & Innovative EducationsThe 1st International Workshop on Smart HealthcareThe 1st International Workshop on Mathematics for Smart CityThe 1st International Workshop Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing

Information Fusion and Analytics for Big Data and IoT


Author: Eloi Bosse,Basel Solaiman
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1630810886
Category: Computers
Page: 280
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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data are hot topics in the world of intelligence operations and information gathering. This first-of-its-kind volume reveals the benefits of addressing these topics with the integration of Fusion of Information and Analytics Technologies (FIAT). The book explains how FIAT is materialized into decision support systems that are capable of supporting the prognosis, diagnosis, and prescriptive tasks within complex systems and organizations. This unique resource offers keen insight into how complex systems emerge from the interrelation of social and cognitive information, cyber and physical worlds, and the various models of decision-making and situational awareness. Practitioners also discover the central notions of analytics and information fusion. Moreover the book introduces propos such as integration through a FIAT computational model and applications at the systems level. This book concludes with a list of prospective research activities that can contribute towards the required FIAT integration for critical application domains such as: energy, health, transport and defense and security.

Harness the Power of Big Data The IBM Big Data Platform


Author: Paul Zikopoulos,Dirk deRoos,Krishnan Parasuraman,Thomas Deutsch,James Giles,David Corrigan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071808175
Category: Computers
Page: 280
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Boost your Big Data IQ! Gain insight into how to govern and consume IBM’s unique in-motion and at-rest Big Data analytic capabilities Big Data represents a new era of computing—an inflection point of opportunity where data in any format may be explored and utilized for breakthrough insights—whether that data is in-place, in-motion, or at-rest. IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. This book reveals how IBM is infusing open source Big Data technologies with IBM innovation that manifest in a platform capable of "changing the game." The four defining characteristics of Big Data—volume, variety, velocity, and veracity—are discussed. You’ll understand how IBM is fully committed to Hadoop and integrating it into the enterprise. Hear about how organizations are taking inventories of their existing Big Data assets, with search capabilities that help organizations discover what they could already know, and extend their reach into new data territories for unprecedented model accuracy and discovery. In this book you will also learn not just about the technologies that make up the IBM Big Data platform, but when to leverage its purpose-built engines for analytics on data in-motion and data at-rest. And you’ll gain an understanding of how and when to govern Big Data, and how IBM’s industry-leading InfoSphere integration and governance portfolio helps you understand, govern, and effectively utilize Big Data. Industry use cases are also included in this practical guide.