The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Frank Schatzing
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9780061803956
Language: en
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Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology—and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller.

In the Swarm

In the Swarm
Author: Byung-Chul Han
Release: 2017-04-07
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780262533362
Language: en
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A prominent German thinker argues that—contrary to “Twitter Revolution” cheerleading—digital communication is destroying political discourse and political action. The shitstorm represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication. —from In the Swarm Digital communication and social media have taken over our lives. In this contrarian reflection on digitized life, Byung-Chul Han counters the cheerleaders for Twitter revolutions and Facebook activism by arguing that digital communication is in fact responsible for the disintegration of community and public space and is slowly eroding any possibility for real political action and meaningful political discourse. In the predigital, analog era, by the time an angry letter to the editor had been composed, mailed, and received, the immediate agitation had passed. Today, digital communication enables instantaneous, impulsive reaction, meant to express and stir up outrage on the spot. “The shitstorm,” writes Han, ”represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication.” Meanwhile, the public, the senders and receivers of these communications have become a digital swarm—not a mass, or a crowd, or Negri and Hardt's antiquated notion of a “multitude,” but a set of isolated individuals incapable of forming a “we,” incapable of calling dominant power relations into question, incapable of formulating a future because of an obsession with the present. The digital swarm is a fragmented entity that can focus on individual persons only in order to make them an object of scandal. Han, one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, describes a society in which information has overrun thought, in which the same algorithms are employed by Facebook, the stock market, and the intelligence services. Democracy is under threat because digital communication has made freedom and control indistinguishable. Big Brother has been succeeded by Big Data.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Orson Scott Card,Aaron Johnston
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Tor Books
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781466847811
Language: en
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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Swarm Intelligence

Swarm Intelligence
Author: James Kennedy,Russell C. Eberhart,Yuhui Shi
Release: 2001-03-26
Editor: Morgan Kaufmann
Pages: 545
ISBN: 9781558605954
Language: en
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A scholarly text on swarm intelligence that argues that intelligent human cognition derives from the interactions of individuals in a social world.

Handbook of Research on Design Control and Modeling of Swarm Robotics

Handbook of Research on Design  Control  and Modeling of Swarm Robotics
Author: Tan, Ying
Release: 2015-12-09
Editor: IGI Global
Pages: 854
ISBN: 9781466695733
Language: en
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Studies on robotics applications have grown substantially in recent years, with swarm robotics being a relatively new area of research. Inspired by studies in swarm intelligence and robotics, swarm robotics facilitates interactions between robots as well as their interactions with the environment. The Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics is a collection of the most important research achievements in swarm robotics thus far, covering the growing areas of design, control, and modeling of swarm robotics. This handbook serves as an essential resource for researchers, engineers, graduates, and senior undergraduates with interests in swarm robotics and its applications.

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence
Author: Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi,Yuhui Shi,Meng-Hiot Lim
Release: 2011-02-04
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9783642173905
Language: en
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From nature, we observe swarming behavior in the form of ant colonies, bird flocking, animal herding, honey bees, swarming of bacteria, and many more. It is only in recent years that researchers have taken notice of such natural swarming systems as culmination of some form of innate collective intelligence, albeit swarm intelligence (SI) - a metaphor that inspires a myriad of computational problem-solving techniques. In computational intelligence, swarm-like algorithms have been successfully applied to solve many real-world problems in engineering and sciences. This handbook volume serves as a useful foundational as well as consolidatory state-of-art collection of articles in the field from various researchers around the globe. It has a rich collection of contributions pertaining to the theoretical and empirical study of single and multi-objective variants of swarm intelligence based algorithms like particle swarm optimization (PSO), ant colony optimization (ACO), bacterial foraging optimization algorithm (BFOA), honey bee social foraging algorithms, and harmony search (HS). With chapters describing various applications of SI techniques in real-world engineering problems, this handbook can be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners, giving an in-depth flavor of what SI is capable of achieving.

Swarm Robotics

Swarm Robotics
Author: Erol Sahin,William M. Spears,Alan F.T. Winfield
Release: 2007-07-21
Editor: Springer
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9783540715412
Language: en
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 2nd SAB 2006 International Workshop on Swarm Robotics held in Rome, Italy in September/October 2006 as a satellite event of SAB 2006, the 9th Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. The 14 revised full papers are organized in topical sections on algorithms, modeling and analysis, hardware, and evolutionary approaches.

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications
Author: Shi, Yuhui
Release: 2012-05-31
Editor: IGI Global
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9781466615939
Language: en
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The natural social behavior of large groups of animals, such as flocks of birds, schools of fish, or colonies of ants has fascinated scientists for hundreds of years, if not longer, due to the intricate nature of their interactions and their ability to move and work together seemingly effortlessly. Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications explores the emerging realm of swarm intelligence, which finds its basis in the natural social behavior of animals. The study and application of this swarm behavior has led scientists to a new world of research as ways are found to apply this behavior to independent intelligent agents, creating complex solutions for real world applications. Worldwide contributions have been seamlessly combined in this comprehensive reference, providing a wealth of new information for researchers, academicians, students, and engineers.

Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence

Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence
Author: Shi, Yuhui
Release: 2018-02-28
Editor: IGI Global
Pages: 478
ISBN: 9781522551355
Language: en
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Artificial intelligence is a constantly advancing field that requires models in order to accurately create functional systems. The use of natural acumen to create artificial intelligence creates a field of research in which the natural and the artificial meet in a new and innovative way. Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence is a critical academic publication that examines developing research, technologies, and function regarding natural and artificial acumen specifically, in regards to self-organized systems. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as evolutionary algorithms, optimization techniques, and computational comparison, this book is geared toward academicians, students, researchers, and engineers seeking relevant and current research on the progressive research based on the implementation of swarm intelligence in self-organized systems.

The DevOps 2 1 Toolkit Docker Swarm

The DevOps 2 1 Toolkit  Docker Swarm
Author: Viktor Farcic
Release: 2017-05-10
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9781787280601
Language: en
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Viktor Farcic's latest book, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, shows you how to successfully integrate Docker Swarm into your DevOps toolset. About This Book Expand your DevOps Toolkit with the DevOps thought leader, Viktor Farcic Build, test, deploy, and monitor services inside Docker Swarm clusters Translate your understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean Go beyond simple deployment to explore how to create a continuous deployment process Extend the deep understanding you gained from Viktor's DevOps 2.0 Toolkit book Who This Book Is For This book is for professionals interested in the full microservices life cycle combined with continuous deployment and containers. Target audience could be architects who want to know how to design their systems around microservices. It could be DevOps wanting to know how to apply modern configuration management practices and continuously deploy applications packed in containers. It is for developers who would like to take the process back into their hands as well as for managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the process used to deliver software from the beginning to the end. This book is for everyone wanting to know more about the software development life cycle starting from requirements and design, through the development and testing all the way until deployment and post-deployment phases. We'll create the processes taking into account the best practices developed by and for some of the biggest companies. What You Will Learn Learn all aspects of Docker Swarm from building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters, available since Docker 1.12. Master the deeper logic of DevOps with Viktor, so that you can successfully apply that logic across any specific set of tools you're working with. Translate a deep understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean, among others. You'll go beyond simple deployment: you will explore with Viktor how to create a continuous deployment process. Accomplish zero-downtime deployments, and what to do in case of a failover. Know how to run services at scale, how to monitor the systems, and how to make it heal itself. In Detail Viktor Farcic's latest book, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, takes you deeper into one of the major subjects of his international best seller, The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit, and shows you how to successfully integrate Docker Swarm into your DevOps toolset. Viktor shares with you his expert knowledge in all aspects of building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters. You'll go through all the tools required for running a cluster. You'll travel through the whole process with clusters running locally on a laptop. Once you're confident with that outcome, Viktor shows you how to translate your experience to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean. Viktor has updated his DevOps 2.0 framework in this book to use the latest and greatest features and techniques introduced in Docker. We'll go through many practices and even more tools. While there will be a lot of theory, this is a hands-on book. You won't be able to complete it by reading it on the metro on your way to work. You'll have to read this book while in front of the computer and get your hands dirty. Style and approach We'll go through many practices and even more tools. While there will be a lot of theory, this is a hands-on book. You'll have to read this book while in front of the computer and get your hands dirty. The goal is not to master one particular set of tools, but to learn the logic behind them so that you can apply it to your job in various contexts.

Swarm Intelligent Systems

Swarm Intelligent Systems
Author: Nadia Nedjah,Luiza Macedo Mourelle
Release: 2006-11-22
Editor: Springer
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9783540338697
Language: en
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Systems designers have learned that many agents co-operating within the system can solve very complex problems with a minimal design effort. In general, multi-agent systems that use swarm intelligence are said to be swarm intelligent systems. Today, these are mostly used as search engines and optimization tools. This volume reviews innovative methodologies of swarm intelligence, outlines the foundations of engineering swarm intelligent systems and applications, and relates experiences using the particle swarm optimisation.

Her Majesty s Swarm Volume 3

Her Majesty s Swarm  Volume 3
Author: 616th Special Information Battalion
Release: 2020-06-20
Editor: J-Novel Club
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781718368521
Language: en
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Grevillea, Queen of the Arachnea, has rapidly decimated the Kingdom of Maluk and now the Dukedom of Schtraut. After receiving troubling reports that the shores of her newly obtained territory are being raided, she investigates the matter. She discovers that these raiders are pirates under the command of a female captain named Isabelle. The pirates belong to a colony on the island of Atlantica, and they are a formidable faction not to be trifled with. Grevillea conspires with Isabelle and improves her navy. Strengthened by this partnership, she aims to plunge the Popedom of Frantz into the depths of despair...

The Human Swarm

The Human Swarm
Author: Mark W. Moffett
Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781541617292
Language: en
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The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species If a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certainly be killed. But a New Yorker can fly to Los Angeles--or Borneo--with very little fear. Psychologists have done little to explain this: for years, they have held that our biology puts a hard upper limit--about 150 people--on the size of our social groups. But human societies are in fact vastly larger. How do we manage--by and large--to get along with each other? In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett draws on findings in psychology, sociology and anthropology to explain the social adaptations that bind societies. He explores how the tension between identity and anonymity defines how societies develop, function, and fail. Surpassing Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, The Human Swarm reveals how mankind created sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity--and what it will take to sustain them.

Multidimensional Particle Swarm Optimization for Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

Multidimensional Particle Swarm Optimization for Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
Author: Serkan Kiranyaz,Turker Ince,Moncef Gabbouj
Release: 2013-07-16
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9783642378461
Language: en
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For many engineering problems we require optimization processes with dynamic adaptation as we aim to establish the dimension of the search space where the optimum solution resides and develop robust techniques to avoid the local optima usually associated with multimodal problems. This book explores multidimensional particle swarm optimization, a technique developed by the authors that addresses these requirements in a well-defined algorithmic approach. After an introduction to the key optimization techniques, the authors introduce their unified framework and demonstrate its advantages in challenging application domains, focusing on the state of the art of multidimensional extensions such as global convergence in particle swarm optimization, dynamic data clustering, evolutionary neural networks, biomedical applications and personalized ECG classification, content-based image classification and retrieval, and evolutionary feature synthesis. The content is characterized by strong practical considerations, and the book is supported with fully documented source code for all applications presented, as well as many sample datasets. The book will be of benefit to researchers and practitioners working in the areas of machine intelligence, signal processing, pattern recognition, and data mining, or using principles from these areas in their application domains. It may also be used as a reference text for graduate courses on swarm optimization, data clustering and classification, content-based multimedia search, and biomedical signal processing applications.

Advances in Swarm Intelligence

Advances in Swarm Intelligence
Author: Ying Tan,Yuhui Shi,Carlos Coello Coello
Release: 2014-09-03
Editor: Springer
Pages: 510
ISBN: 9783319118574
Language: en
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This book and its companion volume, LNCS vol. 8794 and 8795 constitute the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2014, held in Hefei, China in October 2014. The 107 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 198 submissions. The papers are organized in 18 cohesive sections, 3 special sessions and one competitive session covering all major topics of swarm intelligence research and development such as novel swarm-based search methods; novel optimization algorithm; particle swarm optimization; ant colony optimization for travelling salesman problem; artificial bee colony algorithms; artificial immune system; evolutionary algorithms; neural networks and fuzzy methods; hybrid methods; multi-objective optimization; multi-agent systems; evolutionary clustering algorithms; classification methods; GPU-based methods; scheduling and path planning; wireless sensor networks; power system optimization; swarm intelligence in image and video processing; applications of swarm intelligence to management problems; swarm intelligence for real-world application.

Handbook of Research on Swarm Intelligence in Engineering

Handbook of Research on Swarm Intelligence in Engineering
Author: Bhattacharyya, Siddhartha
Release: 2015-04-30
Editor: IGI Global
Pages: 744
ISBN: 9781466682924
Language: en
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Swarm Intelligence has recently emerged as a next-generation methodology belonging to the class of evolutionary computing. As a result, scientists have been able to explain and understand real-life processes and practices that previously remained unexplored. The Handbook of Research on Swarm Intelligence in Engineering presents the latest research being conducted on diverse topics in intelligence technologies such as Swarm Intelligence, Machine Intelligence, Optical Engineering, and Signal Processing with the goal of advancing knowledge and applications in this rapidly evolving field. The enriched interdisciplinary contents of this book will be a subject of interest to the widest forum of faculties, existing research communities, and new research aspirants from a multitude of disciplines and trades.

The Night of the Swarm

The Night of the Swarm
Author: Robert V. S. Redick
Release: 2013-02-05
Editor: Del Rey
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780345534644
Language: en
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“If any ambitious TV producers are looking for [a] multi-part fantasy to adapt after the success of HBO’s Game of Thrones . . . Robert Redick’s impressive Chathrand Voyage series . . . has it all.”—SFX Robert V. S. Redick brings his acclaimed fantasy series The Chathrand Voyage to a triumphant close that merits comparison to the work of such masters as George R. R. Martin, Philip Pullman, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. The evil sorcerer Arunis is dead, yet the danger has not ended. For as he fell, beheaded by the young warrior-woman Thasha Isiq, Arunis summoned the Swarm of Night, a demonic entity that feasts on death and grows like a plague. If the Swarm is not destroyed, the world of Alifros will become a vast graveyard. Now Thasha and her comrades—the tarboy Pazel Pathkendle and the mysterious wizard Ramachni—begin a quest that seems all but impossible. Yet there is hope: One person has the power to stand against the Swarm: the great mage Erithusmé. Long thought dead, Erithusmé lives, buried deep in Thasha’s soul. But for the mage to live again, Thasha Isiq may have to die. Praise for The Night of the Swarm “Robert Redick is an extraordinary talent.”—Karen Miller, bestselling author of The Innocent Mage “Robert V. S. Redick has developed into one of the most exciting young voices in fantasy today.”—Fantasy Book Critic “[Redick] pulls off epic fantasy with a great deal of style, giving his readers everything they want along with a big bag of surprises.”—Starburst Magazine “The Night of the Swarm is a nail-biting, non-stop action adventure that would thrill any fantasy novel reader!”—Tome Tender “I raced through The Night of the Swarm. There is a ton of action, but also plenty of interaction between the many characters. There are new challenges as well as old problems to be dealt with. Not everything gets tidied up perfectly, which I feel is a strength, since that’s how life is.”—Books You Can Die in the Middle of

Swarm Intelligence and Bio Inspired Computation

Swarm Intelligence and Bio Inspired Computation
Author: Sean Walton,Oubay Hassan,Kenneth Morgan,M. Rowan Brown
Release: 2013-05-16
Editor: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780128068977
Language: en
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The cuckoo search is a relatively new gradient free optimization algorithm, which has been growing in popularity. The algorithm aims to replicate the particularly aggressive breeding behavior of cuckoos and it makes use of the Lévy flight, which is an efficient search pattern. In this chapter, the original development of the cuckoo search is discussed and a number of modifications that have been made to the basic procedure are compared. A number of applications of the cuckoo search are described and some possible future developments of the cuckoo search algorithm are summarized.

Innovations in Swarm Intelligence

Innovations in Swarm Intelligence
Author: Chee Peng Lim,Satchidananda Dehuri
Release: 2009-10-04
Editor: Springer
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9783642042256
Language: en
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Over the past two decades, swarm intelligence has emerged as a powerful approach to solving optimization as well as other complex problems. Swarm intelligence models are inspired by social behaviours of simple agents interacting among themselves as well as with the environment, e.g., flocking of birds, schooling of fish, foraging of bees and ants. The collective behaviours that emerge out of the interactions at the colony level are useful in achieving complex goals. The main aim of this research book is to present a sample of recent innovations and advances in techniques and applications of swarm intelligence. Among the topics covered in this book include: particle swarm optimization and hybrid methods, ant colony optimization and hybrid methods, bee colony optimization, glowworm swarm optimization, and complex social swarms, application of various swarm intelligence models to operational planning of energy plants, modeling and control of nanorobots, classification of documents, identification of disease biomarkers, and prediction of gene signals. The book is directed to researchers, practicing professionals, and undergraduate as well as graduate students of all disciplines who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in techniques and applications of swarm intelligence.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Arthur Herzog
Release: 2002-10
Editor: Arthur Herzog III
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780595253418
Language: en
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Killer bees from Africa attack the US.