Search for dissertations about: "unpredictable events"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words unpredictable events.

  1. 1. An Unpredictable Past : Guerrillas, Mayas, and the Location of Oblivion in War-Torn Guatemala

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Staffan Löfving; Uppsala universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ethnology; cosmology; Guatemala; guerrilla warfare and indigeneity; historicity; Maya resurgence; neutrality; politicization of memory; the anthropology of war; theories of social and political violence; Etnologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi; kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : The concept of resistance is analytically outdated. In an emergent anthropology of contemporary warfare and the experience of political violence, concepts like coping and negotiation are adopted to encompass the pragmatics of human agency in times of social unrest, flight, and militarily monitored mass destruction. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Role of Information in Production Ramp-up Situations

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : SABINA FJÄLLSTRÖM; [2007]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; production ramp-up; information source; Manufacturing industry; information;

    Abstract : To meet customer demands and global competition, the frequency of new product introductions in the manufacturing industry has increased. As the frequency and thereby number of production ramp-ups increases, ramp-up will no longer be an occasional event but will become a part of daily production challenges. READ MORE

  3. 3. Structures in complex systems Playing dice with networks and books

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University, Department of physics

    Author : Sebastian Bernhardsson; Umeå universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Complex systems; networks; statistical physics; biological networks; quantitative linguistics; word frequencies.; NATURAL SCIENCES Physics; NATURVETENSKAP Fysik;

    Abstract : Complex systems are neither perfectly regular nor completely random. They consist of a multitude of players who, in many cases, playtogether in a way that makes their combined strength greater than the sum of their individual achievements. READ MORE

  4. 4. Control Strategies for Improving Cloud Service Robustness

    University dissertation from Department of Automatic Control, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University

    Author : Jonas Dürango; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2016-06-14]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses challenges in increasing the robustness of cloud-deployed applications and services to unexpected events and dynamic workloads. Without precautions, hardware failures and unpredictable large traffic variations can quickly degrade the performance of an application due to mismatch between provisioned resources and capacity needs. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Quest for Edge Awareness, Lessons not yet learned PhD Thesis on practical and situated usefulness of advanced technological systems among inescapable uncertainties and competing interests in a world of dynamic changes

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för informatik och media

    Author : Patrik Stensson; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; critical realism; human factors; situation awareness; resilience engineering; human-machine interaction; automation; autonomy; situated usefulness; systems thinking; sociotechnical systems; edge awareness; Människa-dator interaktion; Human-Computer Interaction;

    Abstract : This thesis problematizes the concept of usefulness, in part by taking questions to the extreme. The starting point is the contemporary view of usefulness, a view that remains within a traditional paradigm of technical rationality in which important aspects are disregarded or not perceived because they are not part of the equation. READ MORE