About Horwood Publishing

Ellis Horwood's publishing career reflects his broad international and professional involvement in the book trade throughout the world with service in Macmillan (London and India), Hutchinson, Elsevier and Van Nostrand.

He founded Ellis Horwood Limited and published some 2000 books, but that family company was sold after 17 years.

A working life among books and authors is not easily extinguished, and in response to requests from many authors Horwood Publishing Limited was formed in 1994 and now continues the family tradition of publishing in advanced science and technology. 

We have expertise which could be helpful to our authors, both in the planning and preparation of books and in the marketing and distribution.

Ellis, now joined by Mark his youngest son and, supported by a team of former colleagues, continues to publish under this well known and respected family imprint



S. C. Roy

CRYPTOGRAPHY: Chaos And Fractals

JONATHAN M BLACKLEDGE Professor of Information and Communications Technology, Electrical Engineering Department, Loughborough University


RAMON E. MOORE, MICHAEL J. CLOUD Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan

DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING: Mathematical And Computational Methods, Software Development, Applications

JONATHAN M. BLACKLEDGE, Loughborough University,

EXPLODING A MYTH: ‘Conventional Wisdom’ Or Scientific Truth?

Dr Jeremy Dunning-Davies

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING: Education, Engineering And Economics (ICTMA 12)

Professor Christopher Haines, City University, London. Peter Galbraith, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Professor Werner Blum, University of Kassel, Germany. Dr. Sanower Khan, City University, London

MACHINE LEARNING AND DATA MINING Introduction To Principles & Algorithms

IGOR KONONENKO & MATJAZ KUKAR Professors at Faculty of Computer & Information Science at Univeristy of Ljubljana, Slovenia


CRYPTOGRAPHY - Chaos And Fractals

2007-05-04 11:56:47

The massive impact of the internet on the working practices of both individuals and major organisations has led to an urgent need for secure information-sharing at all levels of communication. There is a wide range of information available on line, and a major industry has evolved in the training of cryptography, and cryptology consultancy. Both the science and pragmatic aspects of cryptography have a new importance in the 21st century: for those wishing to learn a little more of the theory, in order to expand their knowledge and use it in more practical applications, this valuable text emanating from one of the UK’s most prestigious IT centres of learning, is a must-have addition to the library.

The book is the first concise survey on how to generate ciphers using various noise fields, including chaos and fractals. In covering a range of technological applications (including encryption, steganography, water marking, print security, authentication, digital rights management, covert communication systems, it is affordably priced for individuals as well as libraries in university IT, electronic and electrical engineering, wireless communication and related departments. 

Professor Blackledge includes computational methods and source codes for numerous applications, giving readers a chance to use their skills to develop their own “homespun” cryptographical systems and chaotic fields systems. He also provides the essential background for nonlinear dynamic systems mathematics, and the fractal geometry of nature and its applications in the security industries. The book contains numerous important web site addresses at the end of every chapter to assist further learning.

Contents: Introduction • Overview of cryptology • Background to encryption systems • Non-linear systems and chaos • Noise and Fractals • Encryption using deterministic chaos • Transmission methods using fractals and wavelets • Watermarking, information embedding, authentication • Applications and examples 

Readership: All those working in and training for information security, mobile telecommunications technology, banking and other financial sectors, networks, the military intelligence and defence, government agencies, internet providers, database management, watermarking, data authentication, lawyers, in all parts of the world where top class IT infrastructure is a prime concern (e.g. USA, EU, Japan, India, China).

This title will be approximately 512 pages and will retail at £27/€42/$55


NEW TITLE Machine Learning And Data Mining - Introduction To Principles & Algorithms

2007-05-04 10:51:56

This book written by experienced researchers, describes the basics of machine learning principles and algorithms used in data mining. 
Suitable for: Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for students of computer science, researchers that are looking to adapt various algorithms for particular data mining tasks, education of sophisticated users of machine learning and data mining tools. 

The main strength of this book is its breadth of coverage of ML and wealth of material presented, without loss of depth. In this respect, the book is rather unique among the books on machine learning. the book covers a large majority of key methods, concepts and issues in ML. The style of writing is terse and directly to the point.
Ivan Bratko

The authors deserve congratulations for very well organized and presented work. I also greatly appreciated the well chosen and stimulating quotations at the head of sections Alan McConnell-Duff

Contents: Foreowrd by Prof. Dr. Ivan Bratko • Introduction • Learning and Intelligence • Basics of Machine Learning • Knowledge Representation • Learning as Search • Attribute Quality Measures • Data Preprocessing • Constructive Induction • Symbolic Learning • Statistical Learning • Artificial Neural Networks • Cluster Analysis • Learning Theory • Computational Learning Theory

This title is of approximately 478 pages and retails at £50/€75/$100