This new, official book for 2009 is specifically designed to help LGV drivers prepare for their initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. (Driver CPC) by focusing on the syllabus of the two new modules: Case Studies and the Practical Demonstration Test. A guide to understanding a driver's work for CPC Modules 2 and 4, this book, from the Driving Standards Agency, provides essential preparation for the new Driver CPC which is being introduced on 10 September 2009. This book complements The Official DSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles (ISBN 9780115528996) which provides all the detailed information required by drivers to obtain and retain their Driver CPC qualification.
This new annual publication analyses current trends in information and communication technologies (ICT), such as e-commerce and e-business, and national and international policy and strategy options for improving the development impact of these technologies in developing countries. The report replaces the UNCTAD's E-commerce and Development Report series, redefining its scope to reflect the expansion of information economy and its key role in trade and development.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Symposium on Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications, H-WORKLOAD 2017, held in Dublin, Ireland, in June 2017. The 15 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers are organized in two topical sections on models and applications.
This is the 35th edition of this annual publication and brings together the full range of transport statistics. It is a major publication within the scope of National Statistics and provides an accurate, comprehensive and meaningful picture of transport patronage in Great Britain. Chapters cover modal comparisons, aviation, energy and the environment, freight, maritime, public transport, roads and traffic, transport accidents and casulties, vehicles and international comparisons
Design, deploy, and maintain your own private or public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), using the open source OpenStack platform. In this practical guide, experienced developers and OpenStack contributors show you how to build clouds based on reference architectures, as well as how to perform daily administration tasks. Designed for horizontal scalability, OpenStack lets you build a cloud by integrating several technologies. This approach provides flexibility, but knowing which options to use can be bewildering. Once you complete this book, you’ll know the right questions to ask while you organize compute, storage, and networking resources. If you already know how to manage multiple Ubuntu machines and maintain MySQL, you’re ready to: Set up automated deployment and configuration Design a single-node cloud controller Use metrics to improve scalability Explore compute nodes, network design, and storage Install OpenStack packages Use an example architecture to help simplify decision-making Build a working environment to explore an IaaS cloud Manage users, projects, and quotas Tackle maintenance, debugging, and network troubleshooting Monitor, log, backup, and restore
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental security of Industrial Control Systems (ICSs), including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and touching on cyber-physical systems in general. Careful attention is given to providing the reader with clear and comprehensive background and reference material for each topic pertinent to ICS security. This book offers answers to such questions as: Which specific operating and security issues may lead to a loss of efficiency and operation? What methods can be used to monitor and protect my system? How can I design my system to reduce threats?This book offers chapters on ICS cyber threats, attacks, metrics, risk, situational awareness, intrusion detection, and security testing, providing an advantageous reference set for current system owners who wish to securely configure and operate their ICSs. This book is appropriate for non-specialists as well. Tutorial information is provided in two initial chapters and in the beginnings of other chapters as needed. The book concludes with advanced topics on ICS governance, responses to attacks on ICS, and future security of the Internet of Things.
This White Paper sets out the conclusions of the Department for Transport's review of the rail industry, which looked at past and current performance as well as taking submissions from relevant organisations. The main proposals are: the SRA will be abolished and strategic responsibility will pass to the Secretary of State; Network Rail will be given a strengthened role as operator of the network; the number of franchises will be reduced and they will be aligned more closely with Network Rail's regional structure; there will be an increased role for devolved administrations; responsibility for safety will pass from the Health and Safety Executive to a new regulatory body - the Office of Rail Regulation; freight operators will be given greater certainty about their rights on the network.
The proceedings of SocProS 2015 will serve as an academic bonanza for scientists and researchers working in the field of Soft Computing. This book contains theoretical as well as practical aspects using fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence algorithms, etc., with many applications under the umbrella of ‘Soft Computing’. The book will be beneficial for young as well as experienced researchers dealing across complex and intricate real world problems for which finding a solution by traditional methods is a difficult task. The different application areas covered in the proceedings are: Image Processing, Cryptanalysis, Industrial Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Newly Proposed Nature Inspired Algorithms, Signal Processing, Problems related to Medical and Health Care, Networking Optimization Problems, etc.
The human ability to recognize objects on various backgrounds is amazing. Many times, industrial image processing tried to imitate this ability by its own techniques. This book discusses the recognition of defects on free-form edges and - homogeneous surfaces. My many years of experience has shown that such a task can be solved e?ciently only under particular conditions. Inevitably, the following questions must be answered: How did the defect come about? How and why is a person able to recognize a speci?c defect? In short, one needs an analysis of the process of defect creation as well as an analysis of its detection. As soon as the principle of these processes is understood, the processes can be described mathematically on the basis of an appropriate physical model and can then be captured in an algorithm for defect detection. This approach can be described as “image processing from a physicist’s perspective”. I have successfully used this approach in the development of several industrial image processingsystemsandimprovedupontheminthecourseoftime.Iwouldlike to present the achieved results in a hands-on book on the basis of edge-based algorithms for defect detection on edges and surfaces. I would like to thank all who have supported me in writing this book.
This book is designed to help drivers acquire the skills needed to improve their driving and keep safe on the road. It contains the latest information including guidance on: driver responsibility, attitude and the law; techniques for driving on motorways, at night and in all-weathers; manoeuvring and defensive driving techniques; basic maintenance, breakdowns and towing; eco-safe driving; avoiding congestion; accidents and emergencies; vehicle security; and driving in Europe.
How secure is your network? The best way to find out is to attack it, using the same tactics attackers employ to identify and exploit weaknesses. With the third edition of this practical book, you’ll learn how to perform network-based penetration testing in a structured manner. Security expert Chris McNab demonstrates common vulnerabilities, and the steps you can take to identify them in your environment. System complexity and attack surfaces continue to grow. This book provides a process to help you mitigate risks posed to your network. Each chapter includes a checklist summarizing attacker techniques, along with effective countermeasures you can use immediately. Learn how to effectively test system components, including: Common services such as SSH, FTP, Kerberos, SNMP, and LDAP Microsoft services, including NetBIOS, SMB, RPC, and RDP SMTP, POP3, and IMAP email services IPsec and PPTP services that provide secure network access TLS protocols and features providing transport security Web server software, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, and Nginx Frameworks including Rails, Django, Microsoft ASP.NET, and PHP Database servers, storage protocols, and distributed key-value stores
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications, SSCC 2017, held in Manipal, India, in September 2017. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 13 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 84 submissions. The papers focus on topics such as cryptosystems, algorithms, primitives; security and privacy in networked systems; system and network security; steganography, visual cryptography, image forensics; applications security.
Over the last several decades, gearing development has focused on improvements in materials, manufacturing technology and tooling, thermal treatment, and coatings and lubricants. In contrast, gear design methods have remained frozen in time, as the vast majority of gears are designed with standard tooth proportions. This over-standardization significantly limits the potential performance of custom gear drives, especially in demanding aerospace or automotive applications. Direct Gear Design introduces an alternate gear design approach to maximize gear drive performance in custom gear applications. Developed by the author, the Direct Gear Design® method has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of custom gear transmissions over the past 30 years. The results are maximized gear drive performance, increased transmission load capacity and efficiency, and reduced size and weight. This book explains the method clearly, making it easy to apply to actual gear design. Describes the origin and theoretical foundations of the Direct Gear Design approach as well as some of its applications—and its limits Details the optimization techniques and the specifics of Direct Gear Design Discusses how this approach can be used with asymmetric gears to further improve performance Describes tolerance selection, manufacturing technologies, and measurement methods of custom gears Compares Direct Gear Design with traditional gear design from both an analytical and an experimental perspective Illustrates the applicability and benefits of this gear design approach with implementation examples Written by an engineer for engineers, this book presents a unique alternative to traditional gear design. It inspires readers to explore ways of improving gear transmission performance in custom gear applications, from higher transmission load capacity, efficiency, and reliability to lower size, weight, and cost.
The driving test reaches its 80th anniversary in 2015, and this commemorative edition of the Highway Code is a celebration of that milestone in British road safety. Updated for 2015, The Official Highway Code is essential reading for all road users in England, Scotland and Wales, providing all the latest rules of the road and traffic signs. All road users have a responsibility to keep their knowledge up-to-date, so make sure you do just that with the latest edition of this handy reference guide. Every day, on average, five people are killed and 60 people are seriously injured on our roads. If we're to bring those figures down, it's vital that all road users - drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians - are familiar with all the rules in The Official Highway Code. This 2015 edition includes the new drug-driving laws, HGV speed limit changes on single and dual carriageways in England and Wales, updated drink-driving limits in Scotland and general rule changes. The Highway Code is available in just about any format you can think of and is constantly updated to reflect changes in technology, understanding and the law. Please continue to read it - not just as a learner driver, but as a responsible lifelong road user - so we can keep Britain's roads among the safest in the world.
After decades of innovation, satellites now play a discrete but pivotal role in the efficient functioning of modern societies and their economic development. This publication provides the findings from a OECD Space Forum project on the state of innovation in the space sector.
This pack Includes: The official DVSA theory test for drivers of large vehicles interactive download 2016 edition, (ISBN 9780115534645) and The official DVSA guide to hazard perception interactive download 2016, (ISBN 9780115535116). This is the official guide to the multiple choice part of the theory test for drivers of large vehicles, covering large goods vehicles (LGVs) or passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs). It contains all the official LGV and PCV theory test revision questions and answers. Topics covered include: vehicle weights and dimensions; drivers hours and rest periods; braking systems; the drive; carrying passengers; the road; accident handling; vehicle condition; leaving the vehicle; vehicle loading; restricted view; documents; environmental issues; other road users; and traffic signs. The hazard perception DVD demonstrates how to recognise and respond to hazards, with ten official DVSA practice interactive video clips.
Since 1999, the workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) is the foremost international scienti?c event dedicated to all aspects of cryptographic hardware and security in embedded systems. Its 12th edition was held in Santa Barbara, California, USA, August 17–20, 2010. Exceptionally this year, it was co-located with the 30th International Cryptology Conference (CRYPTO). This co-location provided unique interaction opportunities for the communities of both events. As in previous years, CHES was sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). The workshopreceived 108 submissions, from 28 di?erent countries,of which the Program Committee selected 30 for presentation. Each submission was - viewed by at least 4 committee members, for a total of 468 reviews. Two invited talks completed the technical program. The ?rst one, given by Ivan Damg? ard and Markus Kuhn, was entitled “Is Theoretical Cryptography Any Good in Practice?”, and presented jointly to the CRYPTO and CHES audiences, on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. The second one, given by Hovav Shacham, was entitled “Cars and Voting Machines: Embedded Systems in the Field. ” The Program Committee agreed on giving a best paper award to Alexandre Berzati, C´ ecile Canovas-Dumas and Louis Goubin, for their work “Public Key Perturbation of Randomized RSA Implementations. ” These authors will also be invitedtosubmitanextendedversionoftheirpapertotheJournalofCryptology, together with the authors of two other contributions. First, Jean-Philippe - masson,LucaHenzen,WilliMeierandMar´ ?aNaya-Plasencia,authorsof“Quark: aLightweightHash. ”Second,LucaHenzen,PietroGendotti,PatriceGuillet,- rico Pargaetzi, Martin Zoller and Frank K.
This Edited Volume gathers a selection of refereed and revised papers originally presented at the Third International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS’17), held on September 13–16, 2017 in Manipal, India. The papers offer stimulating insights into biometrics, digital watermarking, recognition systems, image and video processing, signal and speech processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and knowledge-based systems. Taken together, they offer a valuable resource for all researchers and scientists engaged in the various fields of signal processing and related areas.
Offers a new understanding of the source of federal budget deficits