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UNESCO - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM - SAMPLE CHAPTERS
 
  

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences
Biotechnology
Tropical Biology and Conservation
Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences
Social sciences and Humanities
Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Chemical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Water sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resource
Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Human Resources Policy, Development and Management
Natural Resources Policy and Management
Development and Economic Sciences
Institutional and Infrastructural Resources
Technology, Information and Systems Management Resources
Area Studies (Regional Sustainable Development Reviews)




 
Technology, Information and Systems Management Resources

Packet Switched Data Network and its Evolution
Fiber Optic Communications: Techno-Economics
Satellite Communications
Multimodal Interfaces To The Computer
Display Technologies (Ict and Visualization)
Geographic Infornation System (GIS) as a Tool for Development
Storage Systems and Technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision and Information Technology
Telecommunication Networking
Review of Research on Rural PC Kiosks
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and the Transportation System
Sparse and Rural Area Communication Systems
Key Issues in Combating the Digital Divide
Regulatory Reform and Rural Roll-Out of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
Free - Open Source Software for Development
Systems Analysis and Modeling of Integrated World Systems
Systems Analysis of Knowledge
Systems Analysis and Global Sustainable Development
Natural Resources As An Element of the Society-Nature System
Systems Analysis of Economic Policy
Systems Analysis of Planning Processes
Systems Analysis of Regional Development Processes
Systems Analysis of Energy Processe
Systems Analysis of Transport Performance and Development
Systems Analysis of Investment Project Efficiency Evaluation
System Analysis of Financial Markets: An Overview
Fundamentals of Mathematical Modeling for Complex Systems
Fundamentals of Simulation for Complex Systems
Macrosystem Modeling in System Analysis
Modeling and Simulation Techniques
Simulation Software
Life Cycle Processes for Model Definition and Deployment
Input-Output Models
Differential Equation Models
Imitation of Expert Judgement
Models of Biosphere Processes
Macroeconomic Growth Models
Models of Socioeconomic Development
Regional Socio-Ecology-Economic Models
Modeling Of Organizations
Mathematical Models of Migration
Modeling of Large-Scale Systems Development
Future Development Scenarios
Institutional incentives and opportunities for, and Barriers to, Industrial Ecology
Business and Financial Incentives, Opportunities, and Barriers
Regulatory incentives, Opportunities and barriers
Legal Incentives. Opportunities and Barriers
Standards and Industrial Ecology with Particular Regards to the Russian federation
Risk Management And Industrial Ecology
From “Design For Environment” To “Designing Sustainable SolutionS”
Systems Engineering and Management for Sustainable Development
Life Cycles For Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Life Cycles forSystem Acquisition
The Planning and Marketing Life Cycle
System Basics
User Needs and Requirements, and Life Support System Specifications
System Requirements
Value System Design for Sustainability
Configuration Management
Decision Technology Systems, Concurrent Engineering, and Supply Chain Management in Life Support
System Architectures for Life Support Systems
Systems Integration of Systems for Life Support
Manufacturing and Networked Information Systems for Life Support
Life-Cycle Costing:An Effective Tool For Total Assest Management
Maintenance And Support: A critical Element In The System Life Cycle
Evaluation in Systems Engineering
Evaluation Of Programs And Policies For Life Support Systems
Decision Networks and Command organizations
Principles and Tools of Total Quality Management
Environmental Regulation: Developments in Setting Requirements and Verifying Compliance
Risk Management and Risk-Based Decision-Making
The Policy Implications of Industrial Ecology
Human Factors And Global Problems:Asystems Approach
Telecommunications Systems Engineering for Life Support
Operational Sustainability Management for the Infrastructure: The Case of Emergency Response
Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity
General Features of Complex Systems
Formal Tools for Exploring Complexity
Mathematical Structures of Complexity
Hierarchy and Complexity in Physical Systems
Complexity in Chemical Systems
The Science of Self-Organization and Adaptivity
The Self-Organizing Universe
Agent-Based Genetic and Emergent Computational Models of Complex Systems
Memetic Engineering and Cultural Evolution
Artificial Life and Human Societies
Genetic Algorithms
Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Exploratory Simulation and Modeling of Complex Social Systems
The Implications of Complexity
Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile
Complexity and Technology
Complexity and Innovation
Complexity in Climate Phenomena
Complexity in Socio-Economic Systems
Complexity And Organizations
Complexity, Politics And Public Policy
Complexity and Interdiciplinarity
Complexity and Sustainable Development
Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty
Organizational Learning And Change: Evolving Systems In A Global Community
Reciprocity: A Keystone of Organizational Learning
Organizational Learning in the Developing World: The Case of Educational Reform in the State of Aguascalientes, Mexico
Public-Nonprofit Partnership for Social Capital
Toward Sustainable Development of Electronic Teaching in Universities: Challenges and Concerns
The Nature Of Organizational Unlearning
Economy as Ecosystems
Mutualism and Cooperation
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
Ecological Systems and Multi-tier Human Organization
Knowledge Management: From Idea to a Discipline
Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom
Theories of Human Cognition: To Better Understand the Co-Adaptation of People and Technology
Information Ecology and Knowledge Management
The Intelligent Enterprise and Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management and Cooperation Technology
Organizational Knowledge Creation and Management
The Role of Culture in Knowledge Management
Hierarchy, Complexity, And Agent-Based Models
Science and Technology Policy
Social Sciences, Science Policy Studies, Science Policy-Making
Social Appropriability of Scientific and Technological Knowledge
Science and Technology Policy Professionals: Jobs, Work, Knowledge, and Values
Community-Based Participatory Research: Implications for Science and Technology Decision-Making in the United States
Justice, Human Rights and Ethics Issues in Science and Technology Policy
Current Issues in Agricultural Science and Technology Policy
Technology and the Environmental Market: Is Sustainability Bound to the Old World Order?
The National Imperative: The State, Science and Technology, and Policy Evolution Circa 1400-2000
Internatinal Transfers of Technologies: Successes and Failures of Productive Systems and General Guidelines for Policy
Stakes and New Prospects for North-South Scientific Cooperation Policies
Science and Technology Policies in the Context of International Scientific Migration
Globalisation of Industrial R&D : Policy Issues
Management of Technology
Strategic Innovation Alliances
The New Knowledge Economy and Science and Technology Policy
Policy-Making Processes and Evaluation Tools: S&T Indicators
Evaluation Practices In A Modern Context For Research: A (Re) View
Bibliometrics and Institutional Evaluation
Science and Technology Policies in Africa
Changing Policy in Science and Technology in India
Science and Technology Policy in China
European Science and Technology Policy
The North American “Innovation Space”: A Work in Progress?
Science and Technology Policy in Japan
Changing Innovation System of Economics in Transition (CEE)
Science and Technology Policy in Unesco: A Historical Overview
Science and Technology Policy in the United Nations System: A Historical Overview
Transition to Sustainability in the Developing Countries: The Role of Science
Science and Society: Africa’s Perspective
Globalization of Technology: Issues in Technology Transfer and Technological Capability Building
Techno-Economic Paradigms and Latecomer Industrialization
Technological Leapfrogging by Developing Countries
Biotechnology and Implications for Technological Capability Building in Developing Countries
Human Resources and Work Organization in the Knowledge Economy - The Case of the Indian Software Industry
Knowledge Networks and the Internet
Inter-Firm Technology Cooperation and Implications for Capability Building
Knowledge Networks for Meeting the Societal Demands - The University Organization in Transition
Science Parks and Economic Development
Technology Transfer: Vehicles, Conditions, Spillovers, and Policy Challenges
Technology Transfer Through Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries - The Role of Home Country Measures
Transfer of Cleaner Production Technologies to Transition Economics and the Role of Meso-Level Institutions: The Case of Lithuania
The Social Implications of Technological Development: Industrialization and Innovation as a Collective Process
Some Questions Related To The Epistemological Purity Of Science?
Some Questions Related to the Epistemological Purity of Science?
The Sustainable Built Environment
Urban Design
Sustainable Community Development and Urban Design
Urban Infrastructure and Morphosis
Urban Renewal
Zoning and Regulatory Policies
Emerging Issues in Building Design
Environmentally Friendly Building Materials
Resource Conscious Building Design Methods
Intelligent Buildings
Homes for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Environmental Standards
Environment, Energy And Health In Housing Design
Health and Comfort in Buildings
Thermal Comfort In Housing And Thermal Enviorments
Solar Heating and Passive Cooling
Natural, Mechanical and Hybrid Ventilations
Lighting: Fundamentals, Practice, and Integrated Systems
Acoustics in the Built Environment
Culture, Management Strategies, and Policy Issues in the Sustainable Built Environment
The Built Environment: Economics And Management Strategies
Built Environment, Health and Ethics of Intervention
Cultural Conservation In The Built Environment
Historic Buildings: Conservation, Management And Policy Issues
Education and New Technologies to Promote Sustainable Built Environments
Case Studies Evaluation: Toward Development of a Transfer Model
Using Technology to Improve the Quality of City Life
Monitoring the Quality of Air
Monitoring of Surface Water Quality
Monitoring of Soil and Groundwater Quality
Technologies to Improve Waste Disposal
Ecological Engineering in the Urban Environment
Economics Of The Transportation System
Intermodal And Multimodal Considerations And Developments
Transportation System Organization, Management, And Interoperability
The Air Transportation System In The 21st Century
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Traditional Environments in a Post-Traditional World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Energy-Efficient Building Design: Towards Climate-Responsive Architecture
Building System Modelling And Design Challenges
Structural Fire Engineering
Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings
Environmental Hazards and Disaster Managemen
Futures of Global Interdependence Modeling System: Integrated Global Model for Sustainable Development
World3 and Strategem: History, Goals, Assumption, Implications
The World Input-Ouput Model (WIOM)
The Project Link Model
International Futures (IFS) Model
The Futures of Global Interdependence (FUGI) Model
The Revised Minimum Standard Model Extended (RMSM-X)
The Threshold 21: National Sustainable Development Model
Global Modeling And Reasoning Support Tools
Integrated Assessment: Implications of Uncertainty
Development Planning: Pangaea-Gaming Simulation Exercise for Training in Sustainable Regional Development
Technology Assessment: Dynamic New Earth 21 Model
Economy-Energy-Environment: The 3E Compass Model
Refugees and Social Justice: The Gews (Global Early Warning System) Model
Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS)
The Regional Air Pollution Information and Simulation (RAINS) Model
Integrated World Model (IWM) (Regional World IV)
Simearth: A Great Toy
Global Recall and Networld Game: Global Access to Global Models
The Eitf World Econometric Model: A Multisectoral Approach to Output and Foreign Trade
The Fugi Global Model 9.0 M200
Methodologies of Modeling and Simulations of Global Systems
Exteroir Lignting and Other Applications
Lighting for Occupational Health and Hygiene
The Science Of Complex Networks
Networks In Cell Biology
Diseasome and Genetic Networks
An Introduction to the World Wide Web
Knowledge Networks: The Case Of Wikipedia
The World Trade Web: Structure, Evolution and Modeling
River Networks
Modeling Transportation Networks Via Principles of Optimality
Communities in Complex Networks: Identification at different levels
Perspectives on Complex Networks
Functional Collectivity of Complex Brain Networks
Epidemic Spreading And Complex Networks
Networks in Finance
Artificial Intelligence : Definition, Trends, Techniques and Cases
Logic in AI
Intelligent Agents
Dynamical Systems, Individual-Based Modeling, and Self-Organization
Machine Learning
Computational Intelligence
Evolutionary Computation
Quantum Computing
Neural Networks
Fuzzy Logic
DNA Computing
Knowledge Based System Development Tools
Speech Processing
Data Mining
Vision
Expert Systems
History of Computation
New Trends in Computer Technology
Basic Functions and Operational Units
Microprocessor Systems
Microcontrollers
Processors
Bus Architectures
Computer Systems
Hardware Description
Operating System
Network Software: From NCP to Ubiquitous Computing
Machine Language
Imperative Programming
Functional and Logic Programming
Hardware and Software Data Security
Computer Viruses
History of Computer Hardware and Software Development
History of Computing
System Dynamics: Systemic Feedback Modeling for Policy Analysis
Urban Dynamics
Supply Chain Dynamics, The “Beer Distribution Game” and Misperceptions in Dynamic Decision Making
Market Growth, Collapse and Failures to Learn from Interactive Simulation Games
A Dynamic Model of Cocaine Prevalence
Ecological Interactions: Predator and Prey Dynamics on the Kaibab Plateau
Research and Development, Technological Innovations and Diffusion
On the History, the Present, and the Future of System Dynamics
Intellectual Roots and Philosophy of System Dynamics
The Role of System Dynamics Within the Systems Movement
Mental Models of Dynamic Systems
Knowledge Elicitation
Qualitative and Quantitative Modelling in System Dynamics
Sensitivity Analysis
Equilibrium and Stability Analysis
Simulation Software And numerical issues
Strategic Management, Systems Thinking, and Modeling
Implementation Issues
Group Model-Building
A Pervasive Duality in Economic Systems: Implications for Development Planning
The Ecocosm Paradox
Lessons from Electric Utility Modeling
Irrigation Projects, Agricultural Dynamics And The Environment
System Dynamics for Discerning Developmental Problems




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