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Date 21-23 Aug. 1996

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  • Proceedings of 20th International Computer Software and Applications Conference: COMPSAC '96

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • VGUIDE: 4GL application platform for large distributed information systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):536 - 541
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    The Visual and General User Interface for Database Environments (VGUIDE) is an integrated environment for developing and running distributed information systems based on the client/server model. Its main features are: (1) fourth-generation language (4GL) for developing database applications that reduce system development costs. (2) a real-time control monitor that can be scaled from small systems ... View full abstract»

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  • Recovery technique based on fuzzy checkpoint in a client/server database system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):542 - 547
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    We propose improved techniques for logging, checkpointing, and recovery in a client-server database environment. The key features of our scheme are (1) the server only contains main-memory databases and a battery backup device log. (2) The clients perform checkpoint; this makes the server acknowledge the page dirtied by the client. (3) Restart processing is simple and made quicker by using the red... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for an integrated tool set for object-oriented analysis of application software development

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):502 - 507
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    The object-oriented approach is promising in the rapid development of application software for either sequential or distributed parallel systems. Although automation in object-oriented code generation has been realized by various CASE tools, automation in object-oriented analysis is still immature. In this paper, a framework for building an integrated tool set for providing partial automation in o... View full abstract»

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  • Would Internet meet global expectation?

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Meeting global expectation of the Internet is like aiming at multiple rapidly moving targets. Today, the Internet has met with international acceptance in terms of global interconnectivity and the conduit for communications and information exchange. It has already become the de facto global information infrastructure (GII). But as it becomes so, expectations rapidly change and some are conflicting... View full abstract»

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  • Compilation of disjunctive logic programs using an extended WAM

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):138 - 144
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    We show that disjunctive logic programs can be efficiently compiled to an extended version of Warren's Abstract Machine (WAM). In this compilation, we use D.A. Plaisted's (1988) Modified Problem Reaction Format (MPRF) as the basic proof procedure. Compilation of disjunctive logic programs is done in two stages: 1) the axioms and proof rules of MPRF are used to convert the disjunctive logic program... View full abstract»

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  • Attention to process and people are key to technology adoption

    Publication Year: 1996
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    It is the position of the author that attention to both process and people is a key to rapidly adopting new technology essential to improving software quality, reducing costs, and shortening cycle time. In order to succeed, corporations are realizing the importance of meeting these challenges. The author considers how many organizations are trying to address these challenges through the introducti... View full abstract»

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  • Internet multimedia application technologies: current practice and future directions

    Publication Year: 1996
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    The author reports on the status of technologies for Internet multimedia application in practice such as MBone, its utilities and some commercial products. Also introduced are some experimentations which have been carried out on new frameworks and technologies View full abstract»

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  • Coordination of systems with real-time properties in manifold

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):50 - 55
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    The paper combines work done in the areas of asynchronous timed computations and coordination models in order to derive a framework able to express real-time coordination without adhering to special architectures or real-time programming languages. In particular, it is shown how the coordination language MANIFOLD can be used to support coordinators with bounded response time. The only assumption m... View full abstract»

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  • Is software process re-engineering and improvement the “Sliver Bullet” of the 1990's or a constructive approach to meet pre-defined business targets?

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Our experience in the process control business started consciously in 1990 and probably unconsciously before. When we started, the CMM model from the Software Engineering Institute was available to the public and we used it as the basis for development of a methodology for software measurement. In late 1993, we noticed some interest among our customers in Europe for process improvement; analysing ... View full abstract»

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  • Object-oriented framework for metrics guided risk management

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):110 - 115
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    We present a framework for managing large software projects using metrics. The collection and analysis of metrics data serve as a consistent mechanism for risk identification and quality management. The crux of this mechanism is the temporal modeling of metrics data. We present a comprehensive set of temporal operators which serve as the building block for the formal specification of users' views ... View full abstract»

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  • Slicing functional components from data-intensive business programs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):384 - 388
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    Functional components are program components which provide a set of tightly-coupled program functionalities. As functionalities embody domain knowledge, these components provide a basis for the recovery of reusable program components. We augment general program slicing to handle the interaction among input/output statements operating on a database. With the use of augmented program slicing, an app... View full abstract»

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  • On integrating existing bibliographic databases and structured databases

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):214 - 219
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    It is widely accepted that future digital library applications have to be built upon different kinds of database servers to draw different forms of data from them. These data include bibliographic data, text data, multimedia data, and structured data. We address the problem of integrating existing bibliographic and structured databases which reside at different locations in the network. To integra... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia over the Internet

    Publication Year: 1996
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    The paper discusses the motivation, requirements, and the emerging technologies to carry multimedia services over the Internet View full abstract»

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  • A tool for debugging OSF DCE applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):440 - 446
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    Debugging distributed applications presents many challenges in addition to those found in debugging sequential applications. This paper describes a tool, and the principles underlying it, that has been developed to assist in debugging such distributed applications. Although the tool can also be applied in other environments, this paper primarily describes its application to OSF DCE. Special attent... View full abstract»

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  • A team-based process improvement initiative

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Summary form only given. The Information Technology Institute (ITI) thrives on a research and development environment that is similar to many applied research institutes in the United States. It delivers projects that apply advanced and useful high technologies to difficult problems. Most of these projects have a fixed deadline, be it a launch date or a deployment date. Hence, the process supporti... View full abstract»

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  • Software industries in Asia

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Singapore enjoys the advantages of a conscientious and highly skilled workforce in the service and manufacturing software industries. Government institutions such as the National Computer Board (NCB) and the Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) have highly qualified in-house software support and development personnel. The majority of software developed in Singapore in the commercial sector is applications... View full abstract»

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  • A presentation scheduling scheme for multimedia databases

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):284 - 289
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    An essential function of the multimedia DBMS is to present objects of the query result according to their temporal-spatial relations. These relations can be specified within the database schema on the class level and used for each object presentation. In the case of partial extraction, however, the retrieved objects may not belong to an existing class, but to a newly created class which does not h... View full abstract»

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  • Software education in the 21st century

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Summary form only given. It is a well recognized fact that economic growth in industrial countries come from three main sources-technical progress, capital, and a well-educated labour force. To maintain our position as, or to become, economic powerhouses in the world, education in science and technology must be emphasized and wide spread. Computer education (not just software education) is an impo... View full abstract»

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  • A popularity-based data allocation scheme for a VOD server

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):62 - 67
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    In the real world, the popularity of each video is different. We propose a new popularity-based data allocation scheme to allocate data units within a cluster such that the corresponding data units of these popular videos are stored in those cylinders at one end of each cluster. Due to a higher spatial locality within these hot cylinders, some data units requested by the users are stored in the sa... View full abstract»

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  • Consistency checking between data and process diagrams based on formal methods

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):261 - 269
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    One of the most important problems in software development using CASE tools is that it is impossible to verify semantical consistency between data and procedure descriptions expressed in structured diagrams. We introduce formal methods into the CASE tools in order to verify strictly the consistency between them. We present methods for verifying that the behavior of PAD (process action diagram) kee... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy association algebra based on a fuzzy object oriented data model

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):276 - 281
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    The complexity of real applications in the field of intelligent information systems has required fuzzy data models for the expression and processing of uncertain and imprecise data. We propose a fuzzy association algebra (FA-algebra) as a query algebra for a new fuzzy object oriented data model (F-model). The F-model is investigated as fuzzy extensions of an object oriented data model, in which fu... View full abstract»

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  • OOHS: an object-oriented hypermedia system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):496 - 501
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    In this paper, we design a new hypermedia markup language using SGML and implement an object-oriented hypermedia system on top of the Postgres. Compared with the conventional systems, our hypermedia system has some advantages. First, since our hypermedia markup language is designed using SGML, the language can interchange documents in a system-independent manner and can support content-based and s... View full abstract»

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  • SESAME: a Scalable and ExtenSible Architecture for Multimedia Entertainment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):56 - 61
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    The advances in storage, host I/O, and networks entice a variety of on-demand services. To effectively use these resources, we propose a Scalable and Extensible Architecture for Multimedia Entertainment (SESAME) to explore the modularity and scalability of a Karaoke-on-demand (KOD) service. Karaoke popularizes MTV-style entertainment to let viewers sing along. It is shown that hierarchical archite... View full abstract»

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