Formal Methods For Open Object-based Distributed Systems Iv : Ifip Tc/wg6.1 Fourth International Conference On Formal Methods For Open Object-based Distributed Systems: September 6-8, 2000, Stanford, California, U. S. A.
Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems IV presents the leading edge in the fields of object-oriented programming, open distributed systems, and formal methods for object-oriented systems. With increased support within industry regarding these areas, this book captures the most up-to-date information on the subject. Papers in this volume focus on the following specific technologies: components; mobile code; JavaA(R); The Unified Modeling Language (UML); refinement of specifications; types and subtyping; temporal and probabilistic systems. This volume comprises the proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems (FMOODS 2000), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Stanford, California, USA, in September 2000.
There are many reasons to speak at conferences. In the early days of my career, it was all about money. My boss wasn't willing to pay for me to get a conference pass, but changed her tune when I was accepted for a speaking slot. This scenario played itself out a few times before I really understood the benefits of speaking at a conference, and they were far greater than getting a comp pass to the event. I first came to the realization that being a speaker gives back in a bunch of ways when I had my first book published, "Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants," back in 2001. Shortly after it came out, I was speaking at a conference and got permission to bring books to sell after my presentation. I carried in 25 or so copies, and hoped I wouldn't be bringing them all back to my room afterwards. That didn't turn out to be an issue. They all sold, and a bunch of people still wanted to buy them. That experience was informative in a couple of ways, as it helped me understand that speaking can have lots of indirect benefits. I would never sell from the stage, and the thing is it's not even necessary to do that. Simply by sharing useful information and an excellent presentation, you are able to promote a book, site, personal brand, company, etc. without openly promoting, because people will read your bio to learn more about you. Plus, it's a great way to give back to the industry when you share your knowledge, which earns you capital among people in your business. Not to mention that it's just supremely wonderful and fulfilling to help people. Then there is the aspect of building up your own confidence and self-esteem among your peers. Let's face it, public speaking can be sort of scary, but the more you do it, the better you become, and that skill can be translated in all sorts of areas in your business and personal life. Finally, when you take questions from the crowd, you may be challenged by what some folks have to say, and that can help to change your position, which can then benefit you, your site, company, or whatever.
Conferences and conventions are one of the fastest growing areas of the events industry. This is a substantially important sector yet research into many dimensions is in its infancy. This timely book, uniquely presents a 'state of the art' synthesis of the research on both demand and supply sides of the industry as well as insights into how current and future trends are affecting conferences and conventions.
This volume provides a critical review of the players involved in conferences and conventions; destination image and impacts; and current and future trends. The players in the industry include attendees/delegates, professional conference organisers, and association meeting planners. On the destination side, conference venues and facilities, along with convention and visitor bureaux are examined, as well as how destination image can be developed and improved. Further, this section considers the economic, social and environmental impacts of conferences and conventions. The final section considers some of the major trends that are likely to impact on the industry, including climate change, new technologies and risk and crisis management. To reflect the sector's international nature case studies and examples from different geographical regions are included throughout.
By identifying gaps in our knowledge, and presenting a collection of themes to guide future research, this book not only adds to our current knowledge, but will underpin the advancement of knowledge in the future. This book is essential reading for all those interested in Events.
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