The Synthesis Collection of Technology provides coverage of leading edge topics across the fields of Engineering and Computer Science. Editorial Director, Charles Glaser, has summarised the highlights of the collection.
Engineers and scientists are engaged in fields where they need leading-edge information, as well as broad, fundamental knowledge. They would like to find exactly what they want, when they need it, without having to search or buy traditional books, which may involve consuming a "package" of information. The availability of web-based information has created an information consumer who is no longer willing to buy information they may not want, in order to get the concise information, they need most. Our strategy with the Synthesis Collection of Technology is to develop authoritative, short, focused “lectures” that fill this information need.
Many potential authors feel that there are certain topics or subjects where they have a great deal of valuable information they wish to pass on to their peers, however few have the time or desire to develop a full-length traditional book. Synthesis lectures offer a format for authors to communicate to their peers with high efficiency and effectiveness. Most of these books take months, rather than years to develop and they move through the Springer Nature production workflow rapidly. The 64 series that make up the Synthesis Collection of Technology accommodate a broad spectrum of content across Computer Science and Engineering. Specific topics are chosen by series editors, in consultation with the authors and publisher.
We are a truly international publisher, serving the research community around the globe. With hubs throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific we are perfectly positioned to connect with our book authors and editors wherever they are located. Our global base of editorial staff is located in cities such as New York, London, Heidelberg, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne and São Paulo. They constantly travel to scientific meetings and universities to connect with the research community
Charles Glaser, Editorial Director, graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Carleton College in 1983 and has been in the STEM publishing business ever since. He started his career as a field-based sales representative for a textbook publishing company and two years later became an acquisitions editor for the same company. His career path followed a progression through the ranks of Editorial, included a stint as the head of a Sales & Marketing team and he has managed staff globally from Editorial, Production, Sales & Marketing. He joined Springer in 2008 and began leading the Applied Sciences US team in 2013. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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