Microfluidics for medical applications
Lab-on-a-chip devices for point of care diagnostics have been present in clinics for several years now. Alongside their continual development, research is underway to bring the organs and tissue on-a-chip to the patient, amongst other medical applications of microfluidics.
This book provides the reader with a comprehensive review of the latest developments in the application of microfluidics to medicine and is divided into three main sections. The first part of the book discusses the state-of-the-art in organs and tissue on a chip; the second provides a thorough background to microfluidics for medicine, and the third (and largest) section provides numerous examples...
Requirements engineering: foundation for software quality
Welcome to the proceedings of the 22nd edition of REFSQ: the International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering – Foundation for Software Quality!
Requirements engineering (RE) has been recognized as a critical factor that impacts the quality of software, systems, and services. Since the term “requirements engineering” was coined, the community of practitioners and researchers has been working tirelessly on the identification, characterization, and evaluation of the multifaceted relationships between aspects of requirements processes, artifacts, and methods and aspects of software quality. The REFSQ working conference series has been well established as Europe’s premier meeting place in RE and as one of...
Publishing top tips - Benneworth, Paul; Haselsberger, Beatrix
As part of our wider mission Regional Insights organised a “Publishing Workshop” in the frame of the RSA European Conference, held at the Delft University of Technology, May 13th-16th, 2012. Our six very engaged panellists (experienced authors, reviewers, editors and mentors) provided the audience with their personal “Publishing Top Tips”, specifically identifying the dilemmas that early career researchers might face, and providing insights on what to consider when developing strategies for improving their publication performance
Cool : wat wij kønnen leren van de Scandinavie͏̈rs - Hospers, Gert-Jan; Vos, Martin; Krijnsen, Marco
We slapen in een bed van IKEA, eten Noorse zalm, zweren bij Deense thrillerseries en komen tot rust in een Finse sauna. Maar wat weten we verder eigenlijk van Scandinavië?
Lees in dit boek vol inspirerende verhalen waarom ze in het Noorden zo goed zijn in design en nieuwe technologie, een minister op een werkdag na de lunch gerust gaat zwemmen met haar dochter, managers de baas niet willen zijn en ze ook nog eens het beste restaurant ter wereld hebben.
Heb je het gevoel dat het bij ons ook anders kan? In 'Cool' vertellen Denen, Noren, Zweden...
Educational Effectiveness and Ineffectiveness: A Critical Review of the Knowledge Base - Scheerens, Jaap
This book is a critical assessment of the knowledge base on educational effectiveness, covering a period of five decades of research. It formulates a “lean” theory of good schooling, and identifies and explains instances of “ineffectiveness”, such as low effect sizes of malleable conditions, for which expectations are highly strung. The book presents a systemic outlook on educational effectiveness and improvement, as it starts out from an integrated multi-level model that comprises system level, school level and instructional conditions. It offers a classification of school improvement strategies and scenarios for system level educational improvement. Above all, the analysis is very...
Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph
This volume contains the papers presented at WAW2015, the 12th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web-Graph held during December 10–11, 2015, in Eindhoven.
There were 24 submissions. Each submission was reviewed by at least one, and on average two, Program Committee members. The committee decided to accept 15 papers. The program also included three invited talks, by Mariana Olvera-Cravioto (Columbia University), Remco van der Hofstad (Eindhoven University of Technology), and Paul Van Dooren (Catholic University of Louvain). This year the workshop was accompanied by a school aimed at PhD students, postdocs, and young researchers. The speakers of the school...
Using neurophysiological signals that reflect cognitive or affective state
What can we learn from spontaneously occurring brain and other physiological signals about an individual’s cognitive and affective state and how can we make use of this information?
One line of research that is actively involved with this question is Passive Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCI). To date most BCIs are aimed at assisting patients for whom brain signals could form an alternative output channel as opposed to more common human output channels, like speech and moving the hands. However, brain signals (possibly in combination with other physiological signals) also form an output channel above and beyond the more usual ones: they...
European Communication and Intermediary Frameworks - Rebel, Hendrik-Jan C.; Linders, Paul C.J.
European Union policies have mainly been communicated via traditional channels. DG-Com makes use of the website 'gateway to Europe' and the national representatives in the capitals on the one hand, and national and European media on the other. An important channel, however, has been generally neglected so far as object of study, viz. organisations not specifically geared to communicating, but acting as 'intermediary frameworks' in the regional/local political -, profit -, and non-profit domains. These organisations are the subject of ongoing European research, that started in the UK and the Netherlands and that is gradually spreading over the whole of...
Crossing scales and Bridging Disciplines - Venner, C.H.
De leerstoel die ik met deze oratie aanvaard draagt de naam 'Engineering
Fluid Dynamics', en in het Nederlands 'Technische Stromingsleer'.
Deze leerstoel maakt deel uit van de faculteit Construerende en Technische
Wetenschappen, en van het departement Thermal and Fluid Engineering.
Wij houden ons bezig met het bestuderen van het gedrag van vloeistoffen
en gassen in beweging en het gebruik ervan ten behoeve van energieop
wekking en energieoverdracht, voortbeweging, opwarming, en afkoeling.
In deze rede zal ik u een deel van de historie van de technische stromings
leer schetsen en de variëteit aan schalen waarop stromingsverschijnselen
zich afspelen. Het begrip ervan heeft het...
Systems design and engineering : facilitating multidisciplinary development projects - Bonnema, G. Maarten; Veenvliet, Karel Th.; Broenink, Jan F.
As its name implies, the aim of Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects is to help systems engineers develop the skills and thought processes needed to successfully develop and implement engineered systems. Such expertise typically does not come through study but from action, hard work, and cooperation. To that end, the authors have chosen a "hands-on" approach for presenting material rather than concentrating on theory, as so often is the case in a classroom setting.
This attractive and accessible text is a mix of theory and practical approach, illustrated with examples that have enough richness and variability to hold...