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2019 | Book

Automotive Systems and Software Engineering

State of the Art and Future Trends

This book presents the state of the art, challenges and future trends in automotive software engineering. The amount of automotive software has grown from just a few lines of code in the 1970s to millions of lines in today’s cars. And this trend seems destined to continue in the years to come, considering all the innovations in electric/hybrid, autonomous, and connected cars.

Editors:
Dr. Yanja Dajsuren, Mark van den Brand

2018 | Book

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Basics and Applications

The handbook focuses on a complete outline of lithium-ion batteries. Just before starting with an exposition of the fundamentals of this system, the book gives a short explanation of the newest cell generation. The most important elements are described as negative / positive electrode materials, electrolytes, seals and separators.

Editor:
Dr. Reiner Korthauer

2019 | Book

A Beginners Guide to Python 3 Programming

This textbook on Python 3 explains concepts such as variables and what they represent, how data is held in memory, how a for loop works and what a string is. It also introduces key concepts such as functions, modules and packages as well as object orientation and functional programming.

Author:
Dr. John Hunt

Open Access 2021 | Open Access | Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda

Contested Collaboration

This open access handbook analyses the role of development cooperation in achieving the 2030 Agenda in a global context of ‘contested cooperation’.

Editors:
Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Heiner Janus, Stephan Klingebiel, Xiaoyun Li, André de Mello e Souza, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Dorothea Wehrmann

2020 | Book

Lean Management and Kaizen

Fundamentals from Cases and Examples in Operations and Supply Chain Management

The book provides a holistic and practical approach to lean management throughout the business value chain. The lean management framework and tools demonstrate the optimal design and use of methods, tools and principles for companies and organisations.

Author:
Marc Helmold

2014 | Book

Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics

Systems and Components, Networking and Hybrid Drive

This is a complete reference guide to automotive electrics and electronics. This new edition of the definitive reference for automotive engineers, compiled by one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, includes new and updated material.

Editor:
Robert Bosch GmbH

2019 | Book

Advanced Guide to Python 3 Programming

Advanced Guide to Python 3 Programming delves deeply into a host of subjects that you need to understand if you are to develop sophisticated real-world programs. Each topic is preceded by an introduction followed by more advanced topics, along with numerous examples, that take you to an advanced level.

Author:
Dr. John Hunt

2020 | Book

Process Mining in Action

Principles, Use Cases and Outlook

This book describes process mining use cases and business impact along the value chain, from corporate to local applications, representing the state of the art in domain know-how. Providing a set of industrial case studies and best practices, it complements academic publications on the topic.

Editor:
Dr. Lars Reinkemeyer

2016 | Book

Springer Handbook of Robotics

The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains.

Editors:
Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib

2020 | Book

Marketing Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing Global Marketplace

Proceedings of the 2019 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference

This proceedings volume explores marketing opportunities and challenges that exist in the current, fast-changing landscape of the global marketplace.

Editors:
Shuang Wu, Felipe Pantoja, Nina Krey

2020 | Book

Electronics for Beginners

A Practical Introduction to Schematics, Circuits, and Microcontrollers

Jump start your journey with electronics! If you’ve thought about getting into electronics, but don’t know where to start, this book gives you the information you need. Starting with the basics of electricity and circuits, you'll be introduced to digital electronics and microcontrollers, capacitors and inductors, and amplification circuits – all while gaining the basic tools and information you need to start working with low-power electronics.

Author:
Jonathan Bartlett

2020 | Book

Automotive Cyber Security

Introduction, Challenges, and Standardization

This book outlines the development of safety and cybersecurity, threats and activities in automotive vehicles. This book discusses the automotive vehicle applications and technological aspects considering its cybersecurity issues. Each chapter offers a suitable context for understanding the complexities of the connectivity and cybersecurity of intelligent and autonomous vehicles.

Authors:
Prof. Shiho Kim, Dr. Rakesh Shrestha

2020 | Book

Advances in Digital Marketing and eCommerce

First International Conference, 2020

This book highlights the latest research presented at the first Digital Marketing & eCommerce Conference (Barcelona, Spain, June 2020). Papers include a diverse set of digital marketing and eCommerce-related topics such as user psychology and …

Editors:
Dr. Francisco J. Martínez-López, Prof. Steven D'Alessandro

2020 | Book

Battery Management Algorithm for Electric Vehicles

This book systematically introduces readers to the core algorithms of battery management system (BMS) for electric vehicles. These algorithms cover most of the technical bottlenecks encountered in BMS applications, including battery system …


Author:
Rui Xiong

2020 | Book

Building Sustainable Cities

Social, Economic and Environmental Factors

This book describes a broad view of sustainability as a crucial factor for the success of its implementation. Not only the environmental aspects of the sustainable cities´ development are reviewed but the economic and social aspects of it, as …

Editors:
Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Marc Rosen, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales, Prof. Dora Marinova

2021 | Book

Change Management

Fundamentals and Success Factors

This book provides a compact overview of the topic of change management. It contains a comprehensible introduction to the basics and techniques of organizational change and provides practical information on the most important success factors. The …

Author:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lauer

2018 | Book

Customer Relationship Management

Concept, Strategy, and Tools

This book presents an extensive discussion of the strategic and tactical aspects of customer relationship management as we know it today. It helps readers obtain a comprehensive grasp of CRM strategy, concepts and tools and provides all the …

Authors:
Prof. V. Kumar, Prof. Dr. Werner Reinartz

2021 | Book

Electric Vehicles

Modern Technologies and Trends

This book focuses on the latest emerging technologies in electric vehicles (EV), and their economic and environmental impact. The topics covered include different types of EV such as hybrid electrical vehicle (HEV), battery electrical vehicle …

Editors:
Prof. Nil Patel, Dr. Akash Kumar Bhoi, Dr. Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Prof. Dr. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen

2020 | Book

Fundamentals of Power Electronics

Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Third Edition, is an up-to-date and authoritative text and reference book on power electronics. This new edition retains the original objective and philosophy of focusing on the fundamental principles, models …

Authors:
Prof. Robert W. Erickson, Dr. Dragan Maksimović

2016 | Book

Handbook of Driver Assistance Systems

Basic Information, Components and Systems for Active Safety and Comfort

This fundamental work explains in detail systems for active safety and driver assistance, considering both their structure and their function. These include the well-known standard systems such as Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Editors:
Hermann Winner, Stephan Hakuli, Felix Lotz, Christina Singer

2020 | Book

Human Resources Strategies

Balancing Stability and Agility in Times of Digitization

The digitalization of businesses calls for new forms of leadership and collaboration, as traditional human resources strategies are reaching their limits. Personal responsibility, networking and diversity are increasingly recognized as key …


Author:
Armin Trost

2019 | Book

Performance Management in Retail and the Consumer Goods Industry

Best Practices and Case Studies

This book offers essential insights into various management concepts for retail and consumer packaged goods companies. Addressing a range of topics in the field of performance management, it presents concepts for management control, management …

Editors:
Michael Buttkus, Prof. Dr. Ralf Eberenz

2020 | Book

The Automotive Chassis

Volume 1: Components Design

This textbook draws on the authors’ experience gained by teaching courses for engineering students on e.g. vehicle mechanics, vehicle system design, and chassis design; and on their practical experience as engineering designers for vehicle and …

Authors:
Dr. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello

2021 | Book

Vehicle and Automotive Engineering 3

Proceedings of the 3rd VAE2020, Miskolc, Hungary

This book presents the proceedings of the third Vehicle and Automotive Engineering conference, reflecting the outcomes of theoretical and practical studies and outlining future development trends in a broad field of automotive research. The …

Editors:
Prof. Dr. Károly Jármai, Dr. Katalin Voith

2021 | Book

Additive Manufacturing Technologies

This textbook covers in detail digitally-driven methods for adding materials together to form parts. A conceptual overview of additive manufacturing is given, beginning with the fundamentals so that readers can get up to speed quickly.

Authors:
Prof. Ian Gibson, David Rosen, Dr. Brent Stucker, Dr. Mahyar Khorasani

2020 | Book

Business Process Management

18th International Conference, BPM 2020, Seville, Spain, September 13–18, 2020, Proceedings

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2020, held in Seville, Spain, in September 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 27 full papers …

Editors:
Dirk Fahland, Chiara Ghidini, Prof. Dr. Jörg Becker, Prof. Marlon Dumas

2021 | Book

Autonomous Driving Changes the Future

This book systematically discusses the development of autonomous driving, describing the related history, technological advances, infrastructure, social impacts, international competition, China’s opportunities and challenges, and possible future …

Authors:
Zhanxiang Chai, Tianxin Nie, Jan Becker

2021 | Book

Strategic Social Media Management

Theory and Practice

This textbook provides a lively introduction to the fast-paced and multi-faceted discipline of social media management with international examples and perspectives. Aside from focusing on practical application of marketing strategy, the textbook …

Author:
Dr. Karen E. Sutherland

2021 | Book

Electronics Projects with the ESP8266 and ESP32

Building Web Pages, Applications, and WiFi Enabled Devices

Discover the powerful ESP8266 and ESP32 microcontrollers and their Wi-Fi communication. The ESP32 microcontroller features Bluetooth and BLE communication in addition to Wi-Fi. The book emphasizes practical projects and readers are guided through …

Author:
Neil Cameron

2016 | Book

Operational Excellence

A Concise Guide to Basic Concepts and Their Application

As industrial companies are placing a higher focus on operations, this book comes at the right time with a compilation of basic concepts of Operational Excellence and their application.

Operational excellence allows companies to recove

Authors:
Gilad Issar, Liat Ramati Navon