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Esteban Zimanyi and Alejandro Vaisman have published a new textbook entitled "Data Warehouse Systems: Design and Implementation".
This textbook provides an overall coverage of data warehousing and business intelligence technologies ranging from the most basic principles to recent findings and applications. The book is structured into three parts. Part I describes “Fundamental Concepts” including multi-dimensional models; conceptual and logical data warehouse design; and MDX and SQL/OLAP. Subsequently, Part II details “Implementation and Deployment,” which includes physical data warehouse design; data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL); and data analytics. Lastly, Part III covers “Advanced Topics” such as spatial data warehouses; trajectory data warehouses; semantic technologies in data warehouses; and novel technologies like MapReduce, column-store databases, and in-memory databases.
As a key characteristic of the book, most of the topics are presented and illustrated using application tools, specifically, Microsoft Analysis Services and Pentaho Business Analytics. All chapters are summarized using review questions and exercises to support comprehensive student learning. Supplemental material to assist instructors using this book as a course text is available at, including electronic versions of the figures, solutions to all exercises, and a set of slides accompanying each chapter.
IRIDIA has been instrumental in the creation of CluePoints, a new company that determines the quality, accuracy and integrity of clinical trials using data-mining algorithms. Data quality is assessed centrally, by comparing the results of the different centers (e.g. hospitals) that participate in the study. This project was at first financed by a FIRST Entreprise Doctor (Region Wallonne) and is still financed by the Region Wallonne, through a BioWin grant in collaboration with IDDI, GSK Pharma and the UCL.
IRIDIA is a partner in the EU FP7 project COLOMBO, which focuses on the usage of swarm intelligence techniques and automatic configuration and tuning processes in traffic control. Current traffic control systems cope with the ever increasing road traffic by determining the situation on the road network and by controlling traffic flows. Emerging cooperative techniques like vehicle-to-infrastructure communication increase the knowledge about road traffic participants and open new channels for delivering information to those. However, most cooperative systems require large penetration rates in order to assure their functionality, making the first steps towards their deployment unattractive. COLOMBO works on overcoming this hurdle by delivering a set of modern, self-organizing traffic management algorithms designed for being applicable even at low penetration rates, asserting their usability from the very first deployment days on. COLOMBO will focus on two traffic management topics: traffic surveillance and advanced traffic light control algorithms. Cost-efficiency and the reduction of vehicular emissions are the project’s key targets.
Le manuel indispensable à tout étudiant en informatique (IUT, écoles spécialisées, écoles d'ingénieurs) sur la programmation orientée objet ! Cette sixième édition de l'ouvrage « L'orienté objet » décortique l'ensemble des mécanismes de la programmation objet (classes et objets, interactions entre classes, envois de messages, encapsulation, héritage, polymorphisme, interface, multithreading, sauvegarde des objets, programmation distribuée, modélisation...) en les illustrant d'exemples empruntant aux technologies les plus populaires : Java et C#, C++, Python, PHP 5, UML 2, LINQ mais aussi les services web, Corba, les bases de données objet, différentes manières de résoudre la mise en correspondance relationnel/objet dont le langage innovant de requête objet LINQ et enfin les design patterns. Chaque chapitre est introduit par un dialogue vivant, à la manière du maître et de l'élève, et se complète de nombreux exercices en UML 2, java, Python, PHP 5, C# et C++.

Updated: 2014-09-14 15:07:36 GMT