Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2004 [electronic resource] : International Conference, Assisi, Italy, May 14-17, 2004, Proceedings, Part IV / edited by Antonio Laganá, Marina L. Gavrilova, Vipin Kumar, Youngsong Mun, C. J. Kenneth Tan, Osvaldo Gervasi.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 3046Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004Description: CVI, 1023 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540247685Subject(s): Computer science | Information theory | Information systems | Computer science -- Mathematics | Computer Science | Programming Techniques | Theory of Computation | Mathematics of Computing | Information Systems and Communication Service | Computer Applications | Computational Mathematics and Numerical AnalysisAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.11 LOC classification: QA76.6-76.66Online resources: Click here to access online
Track on Numerical Methods and Algorithms -- Track on Parallel and Distributed Computing -- Track on Signal Processing -- Track on Telecommunications -- Track on Visualization and Virtual and Augmented Reality -- Track on Software Engineering -- Track on Security Engineering -- Track on Information Systems and Information Technology -- Track on Information Retrieval -- Track on Image Processing -- Track on Networking.
The natural mission of Computational Science is to tackle all sorts of human problems and to work out intelligent automata aimed at alleviating the b- den of working out suitable tools for solving complex problems. For this reason ComputationalScience,thoughoriginatingfromtheneedtosolvethemostch- lenging problems in science and engineering (computational science is the key player in the ?ght to gain fundamental advances in astronomy, biology, che- stry, environmental science, physics and several other scienti?c and engineering disciplines) is increasingly turning its attention to all ?elds of human activity. In all activities, in fact, intensive computation, information handling, kn- ledge synthesis, the use of ad-hoc devices, etc. increasingly need to be exploited and coordinated regardless of the location of both the users and the (various and heterogeneous) computing platforms. As a result the key to understanding the explosive growth of this discipline lies in two adjectives that more and more appropriately refer to Computational Science and its applications: interoperable and ubiquitous. Numerous examples of ubiquitous and interoperable tools and applicationsaregiveninthepresentfourLNCSvolumescontainingthecontri- tions delivered at the 2004 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2004) held in Assisi, Italy, May 14–17, 2004.