Publications

In this section you can find an overview of all COST funded publications edited by COST Actions or the COST Association. Please note that COST does not commercialise its publications. If the box "Copies Available" appears, extra copies are available from the COST Association . If not, please contact the Action's Chair, whose details can be found via the 'Actions' section of our website.


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2014 | Action Number: IS0906

Methods for Analyzing Social Media

Social media is becoming increasingly attractive for users. It is a fast way to communicate ideas and a key source of information. It is therefore one of the most influential mediums of communication of our time and an important area for audience research. The growth of social media invites many new questions such as: How can we analyze social media? Can we use traditional audience research methods and apply them to online content? Which new research strategies have been developed? Which ethical research issues and controversies do we have to pay attention to? This book focuses on research strategies and methods for analyzing social media and will be of interest to researchers and practitioners using social media, as well as those wanting to keep up to date with the subject. 

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Technology in Human Services.

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2014 | Action Number: BM1001

Brain Extracellular Matrix in Health and Disease

The interaction of cells with the extracellular matrix (ECM) determines their polarity, their shape, form and is providing cues for survival and proliferation. The brain, in comparison with other organs, shows an extremely complex architecture, in which neurons, glial cells and blood vessels are interacting to create and maintain a dynamic network, in which beneficial synaptic connections needs to be actively maintained and other remodelled in response to changes in signalling input.

Similar to other organ systems, cell-cell interactions based on direct contacts via cadherins and signalling receptors, as well as cell-matrix interactions are controlling the organisation of glial cells and neurons, as well as the projections of neurites and location of synapses. All these structures are embedded within an ECM scaffold formed by fiber- or network-forming proteins and membrane-anchored or secreted glycosaminoglycans. This volume is about normal physiological functions of neural ECM, its role in brain diseases, development of methods to image the ECM and therapeutically target it, and to generate artificial neural ECM.

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2014 | Action Number: IS0802

Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol

This book analyses the status and prospects of the global governance of Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) in the aftermath of 2010’s Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD’s initial 1992 framework of global ABS governance established the objective of sharing the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources fairly between countries and communities. Since then, ABS has been a contested issue in international politics – not least due to the failure of effective implementation of the original CBD framework. The Nagoya Protocol therefore aims to improve and enhance this framework. Compared to the slow rate of progress on climate change, it has been considered a major achievement of global environmental governance, but it has also been coined a ‘masterpiece of ambiguity’. This book analyses the role of a variety of actors in the emergence of the Nagoya Protocol and provides an up-to-date assessment of the core features of the architecture of global ABS governance.

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2014 | Action Number: IS0801

Cyberbulling through the new media

  • Pages: 320
  • Author(s): Edited by Peter K Smith and Georges Steffgen
  • Publisher(s): Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
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This important new book is the result of a four-year international collaboration, funded by the EU, to better understand how we can cope and confront cyberbullying, and how new media technologies can be used to actually support the victims of such abuse. The articles initially define the historical and theoretical context to cyberbullying, before examining key issues involved in managing this pervasive phenomenon.

The book concludes with practical guidance to help confront the trauma that cyberbullying can cause. It will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, policy makers and administrators with an interest in how children and young people are rendered vulnerable to bullying and harassment through a variety of online channels.

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2014 | Action Number: A35

Wealth and Poverty in European Rural Societies from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

This book sheds new light on old problems of wealth, poverty and material culture in rural societies. Much of the debate has concentrated on north-west Europe and the Atlantic world.  This volume widens the geographic range to compare less well known areas, with case studies on the Mediterranean world (Catalonia and Greece), from central Europe (Bohemia and Hungary), and from the Nordic countries (Denmark). 

Methodologically, several papers link the possession of goods to the use of room space, while others highlight the importance of the channels for the circulation of goods, problems of stocks and flows of goods, and the complexities of urban/rural difference.  Finally, this book seeks to stimulate new comparative studies in living standards and lifestyles by providing an overview of achievements up till now.

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2014 | Action Number: ES0907

Dating, synthesis, and interpretation of palaeoclimatic records and model-data integration: advances of the intimate project (integration of ice core, marine and terrestrial records, COST Action ES0907)

  • Pages: 330
  • Author(s): Sune Olander Rasmussen, Achim Brauer, Ana Moreno and Didier Roche
  • Publisher(s): Elsevier
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Since 2010, the INTIMATE (INTegration of Ice-core, MArine and TErrestrial records) network has been operating as a COST Action (designated ES0907). This paper outlines the accomplishments of the INTIMATE COST Action in the context of how the INTIMATE ideas have evolved during the network's twenty-year life span, and highlights a number of challenges that can guide further work. In the second part of the paper, the contributions that compromise this INTIMATE special issue are introduced.

Open Access Publication


2014 | Action Number: MP0805

Novel gain materials and devices based on III-V-N/Bi compounds

  • Author(s): Prof. Ayse Erol, Prof. Mircea Guina, Prof. Naci Balkan, Prof. Xavier Marie, Prof. Dr. Mark Hopkinson, Prof. Judy Rorison, Prof. Cetin Arikan (Eds.)
  • Publisher(s): Springer Open
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This special issue of Nanoscale Research Letters contains articles based on talks given at the Final Meeting of COST Action MP0805, Novel Gain Materials and Devices Based on III-V-N/Bi Compounds, held in Istanbul, TURKEY during 24-26 September 2013.

COST Action MP0805 has been structured by four working groups with 20 COST countries and 1 Non-COST country. The aim of the COST Action was to focus on setting up a network of European researchers active in the field of novel semiconductors III-N-V, III-Bi-V and indium-rich GaInN gain materials and structured epitaxy. At the final meeting of the COST MP0805, papers on dilute nitride-based based devices, structured epitaxy, novel Bi-containing semiconductor structures, transport properties of dilute nitrides were presented and the articles based on the presentations are collected in this special issue as a final action publication. 

Open Access publication


2014 | Action Number: FA0807

Phytoplasmas and phytoplasma disease management: how to reduce their economic impact

  • Pages: 287
  • Author(s): Edited by Assunta Bertaccini
  • Publisher(s): IPGW (International Phytoplasmologist Working Group)
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-909922-0-9

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2014 | Action Number: TU0902

Understanding Cities: Advances in Integrated Assessment of Urban Sustainability

  • Pages: 214
  • Author(s): Edited by Richard Dawson, Olivier Heidrich, Stephen Dobson and Efren Feliu
  • Publisher(s): CESER, New Castle University
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9928437-0-0

The urgent need to reconfigure urban areas to consume fewer resources, generate less pollution, be more resilient to the impacts of extreme events and become more sustainable in general, is widely recognised. To address these issues, requires integrated thinking across a range of urban systems, topics, issues and perspectives that are traditionally considered separately.

This book introduces key results from the European Science Foundation funded COST Action TU0902 network that brought together researchers and practitioners involved in urban integrated assessment.

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2014 | Action Number: TU0804

Survey Harmonisation with New Technologies Improvement (SHANTI)

  • Pages: 203
  • Author(s): Edited by Jimmy Armoogum
  • Publisher(s): Les colletions de l'INRETS
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-2-85782-704-7 | 0768-9756

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2014 | Action Number: IC0902

Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence

  • Pages: 365
  • Author(s): Edited by Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto and Faouzi Bader
  • Publisher(s): Springer
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-319-01401-2

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2014 | Action Number: C24

Low-Exergy In The Built Environment - Insights From The COSTeXergy ACTION 2007-2012

  • Pages: 93
  • Author(s): Masanori Shukuya, Hedzer van der Kooi, Herena Torio, Adriana Angelotti, Dietrich Schmidt, Adam Rybka, Yannick Vande Casteele, Lieselot Christiaen, Elisa Boelman, Poppong Sakulpipatsin, Sabine Jansen, Adriana Angelotti, Paola Caputo, Christopher Koroneos , Ioannis Kalemakis, Marco Molinari, Gudni Jóhannesson, Lukas Kranzl, Andreas Mueller, Pekka Tuominen, Bram Entrop, Alberto Lazzarotto, Jo Stefens, Zygmunt Wiercinski , Aldona Skotnicka-Siepsiak, Pier Giorgio Cesaratto, Michele De Carli, Giuseppe Emmi, Toshia Iwamatsu, Hideo Asada , Angela Simone, Mateja Dovjak, Jakub Kolarik, Lisje Schellen, Bjarne Olesen, Aleš Krainer, Jørn Toftum, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Marcel Loomans, Martin de Wit
  • Publisher(s): Klimapedia
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This book brings together papers written by young and senior researchers who contributed to the COSTeXergy Action through participation in and organization of training schools and short term scientific missions. 
Authors and their contributions span a wide range of disciplines, from building and mechanical engineering to chemistry, thermal comfort and energy economics. This diversity is reflected in a rich variety of approaches and styles in a compilation of 27 papers on exergy in the built environment.
The individual papers are clustered into five chapters, introduced by chapter editors, dealing with: (1) exergy related definitions for the built environment; (2) methodologies and tools for exergy analysis of buildings; (3) exergy as a sustainability indicator; (4) innovative
technologies, case studies; (5) methodologies and evaluation of human body exergy
consumption.

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2014 | Action Number: TU0901

Building acoustics throughout Europe Volume 2: Housing and construction types country by country

  • Pages: 571
  • Author(s): Edited by Birgit Rasmussen, María Machimbarrena and Patrizio Fausti
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-697-0159-1

Neighbour noise is a significant problem having had insufficient attention for decades, both for existing housing and new housing. Time had come to solve the challenges by establishing a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe. As a consequence, the research network, COST Action TU0901 “Integrating and Harmonizing Sound Insulation Aspects in Sustainable Urban Housing Constructions” was established to initiate and support a process towards such framework.
COST TU0901 considered the main tool to be an acoustic classification scheme for dwellings –implying definition of a number of quality classes– combined with knowledge about housing constructions complying with the class criteria.

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2014 | Action Number: TU0901

Building acoustics throughout Europe Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe

Neighbour noise is a significant problem having had insufficient attention for decades, both for existing housing and new housing. Time had come to solve the challenges by establishing a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe. As a consequence, the research network, COST Action TU0901 “Integrating and Harmonizing Sound Insulation Aspects in Sustainable Urban Housing Constructions” was established to initiate and support a process towards such framework.
COST TU0901 considered the main tool to be an acoustic classification scheme for dwellings –implying definition of a number of quality classes– combined with knowledge about housing constructions complying with the class criteria.

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2014 | Action Number: IS0906

Special Issue of Budapest Management Review on Managerial issues related to audience transformation and production

This special issue of Budapest Management Review is guest-edited in collaboration with the Working Group on “Audience interactivity and participation” of the COST Action IS0906 “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies”.

The issue covers wide area of cross media production and audience involvement related topics with special emphasis on managerial issues and aspects. Participating audiences are changing media market value chain; co-creators, producers and prosumers as audiences appear, so the special focus on participation in managerial context is emphasized as well.    

Budapest Management Review
Volume 44, Issue 2, 2014

Table of contents:

Zsolt Varga – Nóra Nyirő: Through the kaleidoscope: media consumption patterns in the participatory cross-media era 

Daiva Siudikiene: Playing and creating audiences media users-generated content quality assessment          

Tamás Csordás – Mirkó Gáti: The New (Marketing) Role of Firms as Media Content Providers - The case of SME's Strategic Social Media Presence 

Angela Chang: What the audiences of performing arts find most important: An examination of the attitudinal and relational marketing strategies           

Tamás Bokor: More Than Words, Brand Destruction in the Online Sphere

Dóra Horváth – Ariel Mitev – andrás Bauer: Winning Media Strategies in the Time of the Economic Crisis          


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