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       [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk> (301)
             Subject: new books

             Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 07:27:49 +0100
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    Lecture Notes in Computer Science

    LNCS 1723:
    Robert France and Bernhard Rumpe (Eds.)
    UML'99 - The Unified Modeling Language. Beyond the Standard
    Second International Conference, Fort Collins, CO, USA, October 28-30,
    1999. Proceedings

    LNCS 1683:
    Jrg Flum and Mario Rodrguez-Artalejo (Eds.)
    Computer Science Logic
    13th International Workshop, CSL'99, 8th Annual Conference of the EACSL,
    Madrid, Spain, September 20-25, 1999. Proceedings

    LNCS 1655:
    Seong-Whan Lee and Yasuaki Nakano (Eds.)
    Document Analysis Systems: Theory and Practice
    Third IAPR Workshop, DAS'98, Nagano, Japan, November 4-6, 1998. Selected Papers

    LNCS 1654:
    Edwin R. Hancock and Marcello Pelillo (Eds.)
    Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    Second International Workshop, EMMCVPR'99, York, UK, July 26-29, 1999.

    LNCS 1578:
    Wolfgang Thomas (Ed.)
    Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
    Second International Conference, FOSSACS'99, Held as Part of the Joint
    European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS'99,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 1999. Proceedings

    LNAI 1555:
    Jrg P. Mller, Munindar P. Singh, and Anand S. Rao (Eds.)
    Intelligent Agents V. Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages
    5th International Workshop, ATAL'98, Paris, France, July 4-7, 1998. Proceedings

    LNCS 2641:
    P.J. Nrnberg (Ed.):
    International Symposium, MIS 2002 Esbjerg, Denmark, August 7-10, 2002.
    Revised Papers

             Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 07:31:43 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following new book:

    UML for Real Design of Embedded Real-Time Systems

    edited by

    Luciano Lavagno
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy and Cadence Berkeley Laboratories, CA, USA

    Grant Martin
    Cadence Berkeley Laboratories, CA, USA

    Bran Selic
    Rational Software Canada and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

    The Unified Modeling Language is rapidly gaining acceptance as the
    mechanism of choice to model complex software systems at various steps of
    their specification and design, using a number of orthogonal views that
    illustrate use cases, class diagrams and even detailed state machine-based
    behaviors of objects.
    UML for Real: Design of Embedded Real-Time Systems aims to show the reality
    of UML as a medium for specification and implementation of real-time
    systems, illustrating both the current capabilities and limits of UML for
    this task, and future directions that will improve its usefulness for
    real-time and embedded product design. It will also cover selected
    applications examples. The book is an edited volume of solicited chapters.
    The table of contents covers:
         * UML and the Real-time/Embedded Domain, with chapters on the role of
    UML in software development and on UML and Real-Time Systems.
         * Representing Key Real-Time Concepts with UML, with chapters on
    logical structure, on modeling system-level behavior using MSCs and
    extensions, on platform modeling, on hardware and software object modeling,
    on fine-grain and high-level patterns for real-time systems, on modeling
    Quality Of Service and metric time, and finally on performance and
    schedulability analysis using UML.
         * Specific Applications, with chapters on UML in the automotive and
    telecom domains.
         * Process and Tools, with chapters on software performance engineering
    and on UML tools for real-time processes.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7501-4 Date: May 2003 Pages: 369 pp.
    EURO 128.00 / USD 125.00 / GBP 80.00

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following new book:

    Philosophy and Neuroscience
    A Ruthlessly Reductive Account


    John Bickle
    Dept. of Philosophy and Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of
    Cincinnati, OH, USA


    Philosophy and Neuroscience: A Ruthlessly Reductive Account is the first
    book-length treatment of philosophical issues and implications in current
    cellular and molecular neuroscience. John Bickle articulates a
    philosophical justification for investigating "lower level" neuroscientific
    research and describes a set of experimental details that have recently
    yielded the reduction of memory consolidation to the molecular mechanisms
    of long-term potentiation (LTP). These empirical details suggest answers to
    recent philosophical disputes over the nature and possibility of
    psycho-neural scientific reduction, including the multiple realization
    challenge, mental causation, and relations across explanatory levels.
    Bickle concludes by examining recent work in cellular neuroscience
    pertaining to features of conscious experience, including the cellular
    basis of working memory, the effects of explicit selective attention on
    single-cell activity in visual cortex, and sensory experiences induced by
    cortical microstimulation. This final chapter poses a challenge both to
    "mysterians," who insist that empirical science cannot address particular
    features of consciousness, and to cognitivists, who insist that addressing
    consciousness scientifically will require experimental and theoretical
    resources that go beyond those used in neuroscience's cellular and
    molecular core.
    Bickle develops all scientific and philosophical concepts in detail, making
    this book accessible to specialists, graduate students, and advanced
    undergraduates in either philosophy or the empirical brain and cognitive
    sciences. Philosophers of science, mind, neuroscience, and psychology,
    neuroscientists working at a variety of levels, and cognitive scientists-or
    anyone interested in interactions between contemporary philosophy and
    science and the nature of reduction-in-practice that informs current
    mainstream neuroscience-will find discussions pertinent to their concerns.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7394-1 Date: June 2003 Pages: 252 pp.
    EURO 100.00 / USD 96.00 / GBP 64.00

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following new book:

    Yearbook of Morphology 2003

    edited by

    Geert Booij
    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Jaap van Marle
    Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands


    A revival of interest in morphology has occurred during recent years. The
    Yearbook of Morphology series, published since 1988, has proven to be an
    eminent support for this upswing of morphological research, since it
    contains articles on topics which are central in the current theoretical
    debates, and which are frequently referred to. Thus it has set a standard
    for morphological research.
    In the Yearbook of Morphology 2003 a large number of articles is devoted to
    the phenomenon of complex predicates consisting of a verb preceded by a
    preverb. Such complex predicates exhibit both morphological and syntactic
    behaviour, and thus form a testing ground for theories of the relation
    between morphology and syntax. Evidence is presented from a wide variety of
    languages including Germanic, Romance, Australian, and Uralic languages. A
    number of articles present historical evidence on the change of preverbal
    elements into prefixes. Topics such as grammaticalization, constructional
    idioms, and derivational periphrasis are also discussed.
    In addition, this Yearbook of Morphology contains articles on morphological
    parsing, and on the role of paradigmatical relations in analogical change.
    Audience: Theoretical, descriptive, and historical linguists,
    morphologists, phonologists, computational linguists, and psycholinguists
    will find this book of interest.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1272-1 Date: May 2003 Pages: 288 pp.
    EURO 122.00 / USD 117.00 / GBP 77.00

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following new book:

    Video Content Analysis Using Multimodal Information
    For Movie Content Extraction, Indexing and Representation


    Ying Li
    IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, USA

    C.C. Jay Kuo
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

    Video Content Analysis Using Multimodal Information For Movie
    ContentExtraction, Indexing and Representation is on content-based
    multimedia analysis, indexing, representation and applications with a focus
    on feature films. Presented are the state-of-art techniques in video
    content analysis domain, as well as many novel ideas and algorithms for
    movie content analysis based on the use of multimodal information.
    The authors employ multiple media cues such as audio, visual and face
    information to bridge the gap between low-level audiovisual features and
    high-level video semantics. Based on sophisticated audio and visual content
    processing such as video segmentation and audio classification, the
    original video is re-represented in the form of a set of semantic video
    scenes or events, where an event is further classified as a 2-speaker
    dialog, a multiple-speaker dialog, or a hybrid event. Moreover, desired
    speakers are simultaneously identified from the video stream based on
    either a supervised or an adaptive speaker identification scheme. All this
    information is then integrated together to build the video's ToC (table of
    content) as well as the index table. Finally, a video abstraction system,
    which can generate either a scene-based summary or an event-based skim, is
    presented by exploiting the knowledge of both video semantics and video
    production rules.
    This monograph will be of great interest to research scientists and
    graduate level students working in the area of content-based multimedia
    analysis, indexing, representation and applications as well s its related

    Dedication. List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Acknowledgments.
    1: Introduction. 1. Audiovisual Content Analysis.
    1.1. Audio Content Analysis.
    1.2. Visual Content Analysis.
    1.3. Audiovisual Content Analysis.
    2. Video Indexing, Browsing and Abstraction.
    3. MPEG-7 Standard.
    4. Roadmap of The Book.
    4.1. Video Segmentation.
    4.2. Movie Content Analysis.
    4.3. Movie Content Abstraction.
    2: Background And
    Previous Work. 1. Visual Content Analysis.
    1.1. Video Shot Detection.
    1.2. Video Scene and Event Detection.
    2. Audio Content Analysis.
    2.1. Audio Segmentation and Classification.
    2.2. Audio Analysis for Video Indexing.
    3. Speaker Identification.
    4. Video Abstraction.
    4.1. Video Skimming.
    4.2. Video Summarization.
    5. Video Indexing and Retrieval.
    3: Video Content Pre-Processing. 1. Shot Detection in Raw Data Domain.
    1.1. YUV Color Space.
    1.2. Metrics for Frame Differencing.
    1.3. Camera Break Detection.
    1.4. Gradual Transition Detection.
    1.5. Camera Motion Detection.
    1.6. Illumination Change Detection.
    1.7. A Review of the Proposed System.
    2. Shot Detection in Compressed Domain.
    2.1. DC-image and DC-sequence.
    3. Audio Feature Analysis.
    4. Commercial Break Detection.
    4.1. Features of A Commercial Break.
    4.2. Feature Extraction.
    4.3. The Proposed Detection Scheme.
    5. Experimental Results.
    5.1. Shot Detection Results.
    5.2. Commercial Break Detection Results.
    4: Content-Based Movie Scene And Event Extraction. 1. Movie Scene Extraction.
    1.1. Sink-based Scene Construction.
    1.2. Audiovisual-based Scene Refinement.
    1.3. User Interaction.
    2. Movie Event Extraction.
    2.1. Sink Clustering and Categorization.
    2.2. Event Extraction and Classification.
    2.3. Integrating Speech and Face Information.
    3. Experimental Results.
    3.1. Scene Extraction Results.
    3.2. Event Extraction Results.
    5: Speaker Identification For Movies.
    1. Supervised Speaker Identification for Movie Dialogs.
    1.1. Feature Selection and Extraction.
    1.2. Gaussian Mixture Model.
    1.3. Likelihood Calculation and Score Normalization.
    1.4. Speech Segment Isolation.
    2. Adaptive Speaker Identification.
    2.1. Face Detection, Recognition and Mouth Tracking.
    2.2. Speech Segmentation and Clustering.
    2.3. Initial Speaker Modeling.
    2.4. Likelihood-based Speaker Identification.
    2.5. Audiovisual Integration for Speaker Identification.
    2.6. Unsupervised Speaker Model Adaptation.
    3. Experimental Results.
    3.1. Supervised Speaker Identification Results.
    3.2. Adaptive Speaker Identification Results.
    3.3. An Example of Movie Content Annotation.
    6: Scene-Based
    Movie Summarization. 1. An Overview of the Proposed System.
    2. Hierarchical Keyframe Extraction. 2.1. Scene Importance Computation.
    2.2. Sink Importance Computation.
    2.3. Shot Importance Computation.
    2.4. Frame Importance Computation.
    2.5. Keyframe Selection.
    3. Scalable Movie Summarization and Navigation.
    4. Experimental Results.
    4.1. Keyframe Extraction Results.
    4.2. User Study.
    4.3. System Interface Design.
    4.4. Applications.
    7: Event-Based
    Movie Skimming. 1. Introduction.
    2. An Overview of the Proposed System.
    3. Extended Event Set Construction.
    4. Extended Event Feature Extraction.
    5. Video Skim Generation.
    6. More Thoughts on the Video Skim.
    6.1. When More Judging Rules Are Needed.
    6.2. Sub-sampling the Video Skim.
    6.3. Discovering the Story and Visual Structure.
    7. Experimental Results.
    8: Conclusion And Future Work. 1. Conclusion.
    2. Future Work.
    2.1. System Refinement.
    2.2. New Research Topics. References. Index.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7490-5 Date: June 2003 Pages: 224 pp.
    EURO 127.00 / USD 115.00 / GBP 72.00

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following new book:

    A Guide to Classical and Modern Model Theory


    Annalisa Marcja
    University of Florence, Italy

    Carlo Toffalori
    University of Camerino, Italy


    Since its birth, Model Theory has been developing a number of methods and
    concepts that have their intrinsic relevance, but also provide fruitful and
    notable applications in various fields of Mathematics. It is a lively and
    fertile research area which deserves the attention of the mathematical world.
    This volume
         * is easily accessible to young people and mathematicians unfamiliar
    with logic;
         * gives a terse historical picture of Model Theory;
         * introduces the latest developments in the area;
         * provides 'hands-on' proofs of elimination of quantifiers, elimination
    of imaginaries and other relevant matters.
    A Guide to Classical and Modern Model Theory is for trainees and
    professional model theorists, mathematicians working in Algebra and
    Geometry and young people with a basic knowledge of logic.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1330-2 Date: June 2003 Pages: 384 pp.
    EURO 120.00 / USD 115.00 / GBP 77.00

    Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following new book:

    Observation and Experiment in the Natural and Social Sciences

    edited by

    Maria Carla Galavotti
    Dept. of Philosophy, University of Bologna, Italy


    Traditionally, philosophers of science have distinguished between a
    "context of justification" and a "context of discovery". Only the first was
    conceived as the proper field of application of philosophy of science,
    while the second was regarded as concerning scientists, not philosophers.
    Recently it was admitted that the context of justification forms a
    continuum with the context of discovery, and as a result observation and
    experimentation have become an important field of inquiry. The present
    volume is meant as a contribution to the ongoing debate on this topic.
    This volume is meant for researchers and advanced students in Philosophy of
    Science, and for natural and social scientists interested in foundational
    topics. It combines the viewpoint of philosophers and scientists and casts
    a new interdisciplinary perspective on the problem of observation and
    experimentation. It spans a wide range of disciplines, including physics,
    economics and psychology.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1251-9 Date: April 2003 Pages: 356 pp.
    EURO 109.00 / USD 105.00 / GBP 70.00

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    Humanities | King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS || +44 (0)20
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