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 Recent ITU Publications from the General Secretariat and ITU Telecom
Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference
Busan, 2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

Decisions, Resolutions, recommendations adopted by previous Plenipotentiary Conferences, Kyoto, 1994; Minneapolis, 1998; Marrakesh, 2002; Antalya, 2006; and Guadalajara, 2010, as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan, 2014) and new Decisions and Resolutions adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan, 2014).
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Other editions:   Busan, November 2014   Guadalajara, 2010   Antalya, 2006   Marrakesh, 2002   Minneapolis, 1998   Kyoto, 1994   Geneva, 1992  
 
Optimization Coding Theory and Multithreshold Algorithms
2015  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This new work by Professors Valeriy Zolotarev, Gennadiy Ovechkin and Yuriy Zubarev sets out the basic principles of modern error-correcting optimization coding theory, before moving on to consider multithreshold decoding (MTD) algorithms. With each symbol correction iteration, these iterative algorithms always find decisions of strictly increasing likelihood and can achieve optimum results that would normally require exhaustive search of all possible code words. It reviews the capabilities of symbolic codes discovered by the authors and the corresponding, simple-to-implement special symbolic MTD decoders, which are easier and more efficient than all other known methods of decoding non-binary codes. Concatenated parallel-type arrangements and other configurations that enhance the efficiency of MTD are proposed. The efficiency limits of real codes with a code rate close to channel capacity are valuated. The effectiveness and complexity of error-correction procedures in software and hardware implementation are assessed. This work will be of interest to experts in the field of coding theory, communication system developers and undergraduate and postgraduate students in relevant disciplines.
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The Quest for Cyber Confidence
2014  

This book addresses the increasingly daunting task of building confidence in the use of cyber platforms and technologies against a backdrop of recent high-profile security breach incidents and a plethora of emerging threats that have shaken trust in these essential tools of our time. It follows publication of The Quest for Cyber Peace in 2009, which focuses on the promotion of cyber peace in a sphere which has generated tremendous benefits and progress to mankind, but also spawned widespread criminal activities and created new avenues for intelligence gathering, industrial espionage, and conflict. Necessarily, this volume returns to these issues revolving around the overriding theme of the use of the cyber domain as a potent force for either good or evil, especially the impact of the 'dark' Internet on trust in the cyber dimension. Here, however, its central theme promotes the concept of cyber confidence.
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The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework
2013  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication contributes to a better understanding of the extent to which ICTs can enable and accelerate the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities. It lists challenges that are still to be addressed while outlining concrete actions to be undertaken by each group of stakeholders and a set of indicators to help measure progress towards the achievement of a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda and framework. The report is the result of collaborative input from the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, the International Disability Alliance, ITU, Microsoft, the Telecentre.org Foundation and UNESCO. For more information, please visit www.itu.int/accessibility.
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Moby and the story of the telephone
2009   Publication Notice with Order Form

This book tells the story of the telephone and its technology, from ancient times to the present day. It explains the basic physical principles in simple terms, and is intended for anyone of high-school age or older curious to understand how this everyday object works.... A mobile phone belonging to one of the sales staff gets locked up in the shop, giving it the perfect opportunity to tell the latest batch of phones their own STORY - the history of the telephone!
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