About this series
The Springer-Verlag Series on Applied Computing is an advanced series of innovative textbooks that span the full range of topics in applied computing technology. Books in the series provide a grounding in theoretical concepts in computer science alongside real-world examples of how those concepts can be applied in the development of effective computer systems. The series should be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in computing and information systems. Books in the series are contributed by international specialist researchers and educators in applied computing who will draw together the full range of issues in their specialist area into one concise, authoritative textbook.