Infrastructure Engineering - Research Publications
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Time efficient post-disaster housing reconstruction with prefabricated modular structures
(The Urban International Press, 2014-09-01)
With many natural disasters such as earthquakes, cyclones, bushfires and tsunamis destroying human habitats around the world, post-disaster housing reconstruction has become a critical topic. The current practice of ...
Spatio-temporal event detection using probabilistic graphical models (PGMs)
(IEEE xplore, 2013)
Event detection concerns identifying occurrence of interesting events which are meaningful and understandable. In dynamic fields, as time passes the attribute of phenomenon varies in spatial locations. Detecting events in ...
[Review of the book Better: a surgeon's notes on performance]
Author-surgeon’s book describes improved outcomes by improving on performance.
The brethren updated [Review of the book The nine: inside the secret world of the Supreme Court]
This book looks at the process underlying the nomination, confirmation and appointment of some US Federal judges including the resignation of Justice O'Connor of the Supreme Court.
[Review of the book Arsenals of folly: the making of the nuclear arms race]
This book looks at the consequences of the end of the "cold war" with the collapse of communism and the USSR at the close of the 20th century and the Russian decision to discontinue participating in the "arms race".
Vale Word 5.1a (November 4, 1992 - April 8, 2004) and Word 5 (December 2, 1991 - April 8, 2004)
The author comments on the decision by Microsoft to remove the option in its current word processing program to save the file in the older version 5 format and compares the older “user friendly” version with later and the ...
Monitoring dynamic spatial fields using responsive geosensor networks
(ACM Press, 2005)
Information about dynamic spatial fields, such as temperature, windspeed, or the concentration of gas pollutant in the air, is important for many environmental applications. At the same time, the development of geosensor ...
Assessment of error in digital vector data using fractal geometry
(Taylor & Francis, 2000)
This paper presents a new method for assessment of error in digital vector geographic data, where the features represented can be modelled closely by fractal geometry. Using example hydrological data from Ordnance Survey ...
A formal approach to imperfection in geographic information
Traditional computational models of geographic phenomena offer no room for imperfection. Underlying this tradition is the simplifying assumption that reality is certain, crisp, unambiguous, independent of context, and ...
Building land markets in the Asia Pacific region
Land markets attract wide participation, all over the globe. Market activities receive intense analysis from economists and bankers, investors and developers, and they interest millions of people. Meanwhile, how to build ...