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International and Interdisciplinary Studies in Green Computing

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With the growing awareness and popularity of environmental preservation, research on green computing has gained recognition around the world. Information technology must adopt initiatives in making computers as energy-efficient as possible, as well as design algorithms and systems for efficiency-related computer technologies. International and Interdisciplinary Studies in Green Computing provides coverage on strategic green issues and practices for competitive advantages and cost-cutting in modern organizations and business sectors in order to reach environmental goals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Reengineering a Green Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION
  7. Chapter 2: A Framework for Green Computing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHY IS GREEN ICT IMPORTANT?
    4. THE GREEN ICT FRAMEWORK
    5. EQUIPMENT LIFECYCLE
    6. END USER COMPUTING
    7. ENTERPRISE COMPUTING
    8. ICT AS A LOW-CARBON ENABLER
    9. ATTITUDE, POLICY, PRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY
    10. MEASURING GREEN ICT
    11. FUTURE DIRECTION
    12. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: The Impetus and Catalytic Role of Green ICT for Business Benefit
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BUSINESS DRIVERS
    4. 3. MONETIZATION OF GREEN ICT
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Pivotal Role of the ISO 14001 Standard in the Carbon Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ISO 14001 COMPONENTS
    4. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING AN ISO 14001 ACCREDITED EMS
    5. CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING AN EMS
    6. POTENTIAL ISO 14001 ADJUSTMENTS
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
  10. Chapter 5: Developing Environmentally Responsible Business Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE
    4. DRIVERS FOR ERBS
    5. FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR ERBS
    6. GREEN ICT IN ERBS
    7. POLICIES AND PRACTICES IN ERBS
    8. SUPPORT AND SYSTEM
    9. CARBON EMISSION MANAGEMENT
    10. ERP/ENTERPRISE APPLICATION
    11. ERBS PROCESS MAPPING
    12. ERBS READINESS
    13. OPPORTUNITY AND SOLUTIONS
    14. MAJOR ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
    15. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Green Enterprise Architecture Using Environmental Intelligence
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FROM GREEN DATA TO ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE
    4. SERVICE ORIENTATION IN GREEN IT SYSTEMS
    5. GREEN IT INFORMATION PORTAL
    6. AN EXAMPLE OF GREEN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Theoretical Analysis on Powers-of-Two Applied to JSP
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. JOB SHOP SCHEDULE
    4. ORGANIZATION OF THIS PAPER
    5. RELEVANT LITERATURE
    6. POWERS-OF-TWO BASED SCHEDULING PROBLEM
    7. CASE STUDY: SCHEDULING PROBLEM OF A TURBINE MANUFACTURING JOB SHOP INDUSTRY
    8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    9. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    10. CONCLUSIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE WORK
    11. APPENDIX
  13. Chapter 8: Architecting Enterprises for IT-Enabled Value Creation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRUCTURING THE ENTERPRISE AND PARTITIONING ITS ENGINEERING
    4. BUSINESS VALUE AND ITS MEASUREMENT
    5. MAXIMIZING RETURNS FROM IT CAPABILITIES AND ASSETS
    6. SUMMARY
    7. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Green and Lean Paradigms Influence on Sustainable Business Development of Manufacturing Supply Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. CASE STUDY DESCRIPTION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX
  15. Chapter 10: Neural Predictive Controller Based Diesel Injection Management System for Emission Minimisation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. DIESEL FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
    5. ELECTRONIC DIESEL CONTROL UNIT (EDC)
    6. ENGINE MODEL SIMULATION
    7. SIMULATION RESULTS OF CONTROLLER EVALUATION
    8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
    9. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: User Charges and Solid Wastes Generation in Lagos, Nigeria
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. WILLINGNESS TO PAY (WTP) AND USER FEE: A THEORETICAL CONSTRUCT
    5. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    6. POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. APPENDIX A
  17. Chapter 12: Strategic Management of Innovation Focusing on Confluence of Continuity and Change
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OBJECTIVE
    4. INNOVATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT
    5. MANAGING INNOVATION THROUGH CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT
    6. MANAGING INNOVATION THROUGH CHANGE MANAGEMENT
    7. MANAGING INNOVATION THROUGH CONTINUITY AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
    8. KEY CONTINUITY AND CHANGE INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ISSUES
    9. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 13: Design and Implementation of Students’ Information System for Tertiary Institutions Using Neural Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EVALUATION OF COURSE GRADING SYSTEM
    4. MODELING WITH NEURAL NETWORK
    5. TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE PROPOSED SYSTEM DESIGN
    6. DATABASE DESIGN FOR THE PROPOSED SYSTEM
    7. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM
    8. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  19. Chapter 14: Poverty Reduction in Nigeria Using Information Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. CATEGORIES OF POVERTY
    4. 3. CAUSES OF POVERTY
    5. 4. EFFECTS OF POVERTY
    6. 5. STUDY FINDINGS
    7. 6. IT: PENETRATION, GROWTH AND USAGE IN NIGERIA
    8. 7. ICT, POVERTY AND DEVELOPMENT
    9. 8. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA
    10. 9. NIGERIA: CONVERGENCE, BROADBAND AND INTERNET MARKET REPORT
    11. 10. THE ROLES OF ICTS IN THE ENHANCEMENT OF ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF THE POOR IN NIGERIA
    12. 11. ICT FRAMEWORK, POLICY AND STRATEGY FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION
    13. 12. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  20. Chapter 15: Workplace Safety and Personnel Well-Being
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    4. 3. THE IMPORTANCE OF HSE-MS
    5. 4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ROLE IN MANAGING WORKPLACE SAFETY
    6. 5. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MONITORING EQUIPMENT APPLICABLE TO WORKPLACE SAFETY AND PERSONNEL WELL-BEING
    7. 6. HOW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DRIVES WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH
    8. 7. EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    9. 8. CHALLENGES FACING THE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF WORKPLACE SAFETY AND PERSONNEL WELL-BEING
    10. 9. HOW TO IMPROVE THE USE OF IT IN HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
    11. 10. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 16: Lot-Size Planning with Non-Linear Cost Functions Supporting Environmental Sustainability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MODELS CONSIDERING ECO-FACTORS
    4. 3. ECO-BALANCING
    5. 4. NUMERIC EXAMPLE OF ECO-ENHANCED LSP ALGORITHMS
    6. 5. PERFORMANCE OF ECO-ENHANCED LSP ALGORITHMS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 17: Green Digital Enterprise and Chaos Theory in Tourism Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
    3. CHAOS THEORY AND THE TOURISM SECTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA
    4. TOWARD A STRONGER EMPHASIS ON ECO TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA?
    5. CHALLENGES IN ECO-TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA-LAND REFORMS AND A NEED FOR INSTITUTION BUILDING
    6. HOW KNOWLEDGE CAN LEAD TO NEW INSIGHTS WITHIN ECO TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
    7. KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATIONS IN ECO-TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
    8. CONCLUSION, IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  23. Chapter 18: A Bio-Inspired Concept for Information Security Modelling
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. INFORMATION SECURITY
    4. 3. PREVIOUS AND RELATED MODEL OF BIOLOGY SECURITY
    5. 4. THE PROPOSED MODEL
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX: SAMPLE OUTPUT FROM THE SIMULATION
  24. Chapter 19: The Application of Machine Learning Technique for Malaria Diagnosis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. MATERIALS /METHOD
    5. 4. OPERATING SYSTEM AND PROGRAMMING PLATFORM
    6. 5. IMPLEMENTATION
    7. 6. RESULTS
    8. 7. DISCUSSION
    9. 8. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 20: Data Envelopment Analysis Approach to Compare the Environmental Efficiency of Energy Utilization
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS MODEL FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SELECTION
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  26. Chapter 21: Optimal Server Allocation and Frequency Modulation on Multi-Core Based Server Clusters
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. SYSTEM MODELING
    5. PROBLEM FORMULATION
    6. OVERHEAD ANALYSIS
    7. EVALUATION
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  27. Chapter 22: An Empirical Investigation of Environmental Kuznets Curve in Nigeria
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. MODELS’ DESCRIPTION
    6. ANALYTICAL RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  28. Chapter 23: Framework for Constructive Computer Game toward Empowering the Future Generation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKROUND
    4. 3. RELATED LITERATURE
    5. 4. SCRABBLE BASIC STRATEGIES
    6. 5. NIGERSCRAB DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
    7. 6. PRELIMINARY RESULTS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  29. Compilation of References
  30. About the Contributors