Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Systems Integration

15-18 June 1992

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  • ICSI '92. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Systems Integration (Cat. No.92TH0444-0)

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • Convergence of `hard spots' in the Army tactical command and control systems (ATCCS)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):14 - 21
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    This paper presents a case study in large-scale systems integration, the Army tactical command and control system (ATCCS). ATCCS is being acquired by the Army under the evolutionary acquisition concept. The classical system engineering strategy for system integration is to ensure interoperability of system components. This paper presents the concept of `convergence' as a better method to ensure ef... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding integration in a software development environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):22 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    There has been a great deal of interest in recent years on the concept of a software development environment (SDE) as a complete, unifying framework of services supporting most (or all) phases of software development and maintenance. As a large, complex artifact composed of a number of software components, and interacting closely with human aspects of the software development process, The authors ... View full abstract»

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  • A decision support method for the selection of OMSs

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):32 - 40
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    With the increasing demand for highly complex, integrated and application-domain-specific systems engineering environments (SEEs) more or less specialized components of the SEEs are developed. An important component is the database management system (DBMS). As conventional DBMSs are not useful to fulfill the requirements on highly complex, persistent data structures, specialized DBMSs, namely obje... View full abstract»

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  • Traceability for integration

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):220 - 228
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    Software traceability (as required by DOD STD 2167A for software developed for the Department of Defense) sound like a good idea from the sponsor's point of view, and it seems like a natural (and even useful) task for the developer. The author takes a closer look at how you do it and whether it is helpful or it is simply another documentation chore. The article is derived from lessons learned in p... View full abstract»

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  • An incremental protocol test method: formal modeling and architectures

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):499 - 508
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    To ensure that the implementation of a communication protocol conforms to its specification, a protocol test process is invoked to check for conformance. In this paper, an incremental protocol test method is proposed. The incremental protocol test method is based on modifying test architectures and enhancing formal description techniques (FDTs) functionalities so that they are powerful enough to b... View full abstract»

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  • Scenario driven requirements analysis method

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):127 - 136
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    Application specific scenarios are used to develop a system's requirements-specification document and then iterate through the software development lifecycle. A seamless object-oriented approach is presented, suitable for the development of large real-time systems. It starts with requirements-analysis and specifications definition. It then iterates through the design, implementation, and test phas... View full abstract»

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  • SILK: an advanced user interface builder and application prototyper

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):44 - 53
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    This paper introduces the features of an advanced user interface builder and application prototyper called SILK. A very brief survey of existing user interface builders is presented, grouping them in categories that reflect their major characteristics. The global architecture of the system and the interoperability between the supported user interface standards are presented. SILK features are pres... View full abstract»

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  • Prototyping by use of object-oriented database within the PRISM environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):635 - 644
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    An object oriented database (OOD) is suggested as a tool to evaluate performance characteristics of programs residing in the PRISM environment. Use of the database will help users in meeting requirements for prototypes used in the development of software. Creation of OOD structures is shown and then examples of queries using the object oriented O2 query language are presented. Once information is ... View full abstract»

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  • Reasoning about integration issues during requirements definition: a knowledge-based approach

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):229 - 239
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    In practice, requirements engineering is not just a front-end to the system development process but a complex communication and negotiation process involving both the customers and the vendors. Further, an envisioned system is seldom defined without considering the customer's embedded base and off-the-shelf vendor solutions. A key problem in requirements engineering is to determine and track the d... View full abstract»

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  • On systems integration: tuning the performance of a commercial TCP implementation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):509 - 518
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    The authors describe common TCP implementation pitfalls and provide novel solutions to solving these deficiencies. The performance enhancements describe herein are implemented in Network Solutions' OPEN-Link TCP product. The results demonstrate significant performance improvements over the prior release. The techniques described improve overall network performance, while in some instances, also re... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with integrating operating systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):593 - 602
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    Discusses the authors' industry experience in integrating operating system projects. Systems integration is broadly classified into module integration and version integration. Problems encountered in integrating individual modules based on multiple versions are discussed, together with techniques used to minimise or overcome them. Version integration occurs when new releases in the licensed softwa... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental delivery using abstract data types and requirements clustering

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):137 - 150
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    It has been recognized that abstract data types (ADTs) are important in software development. Developers use ADTs to implement systems. Customers are usually not able to understand ADTs due to lack of technical knowledge. Thus, they may not easily envision (or rather, may not be concerned with) how the use of ADTs meet their requirements. This paper uses the concepts of ADTs to accomplish incremen... View full abstract»

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  • Systematic integration of qualitative and quantitative parameter tuning methods for improving real-time system prototypes by AI techniques

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):54 - 65
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    In performance improvement, there are a number of parameter tuning plans for improving a real-time system prototype. The author has developed two knowledge-based expert systems, BDES and BIES. BDES qualitatively diagnoses or identities bottlenecks and their sources, and generates qualitative improvement plan. BIES quantitatively estimates the effects of the improvement for bottleneck and their sou... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel algorithms for optimal data allocation in a dynamic CIM network

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):646 - 655
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    An efficient, massively parallel optimization technique is developed for solving the dynamic data allocation problem in medium to large scale applications such as computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems. This method is based on a significantly reduced feasible state search space. A statistical evaluation framework compares the performance of the proposed technique with other dynamic data a... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated imaging solutions for industry and business

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):476 - 484
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    The explosive growth of such emerging technologies as imaging, digital image compression/decompression, scanning and optical storage, and enhanced networked computing have spawned affordable integrated imaging solutions increasing productivity and communications for both business and industry. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the applications driving such integrated solutions benefi... View full abstract»

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  • COOP-an object oriented framework for systems integration

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):104 - 113
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    Object-oriented technology is promising for the integration of heterogeneous tools and systems. This paper presents the COOP integration framework which takes a uniform object-oriented approach to control-integration, data-integration, and presentation integration. The basis for the COOP architecture is the use of COOM, the COOP object model, which is an object-oriented model extended with support... View full abstract»

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  • Concepts of advanced information system and system integration in electric power industry

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):348 - 353
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    In Japan, there are nine regional electric utilities. Their information systems are evolving to satisfy customers' needs for stable power supply. Also, the information systems are being utilized by the utilities to support and improve efficiency of the office works. The nine utilities are regional monopolies, but they are cooperative and stimulating one another to develop more advanced information... View full abstract»

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  • Systems integration aspects of the knowledge base development for natural language processing systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):288 - 292
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    Over ten years' experience of the R & D efforts on a Japanese language knowledge base is presented from the viewpoint of systems integration. Two types of integration problems were encountered: synchronic and diachronic. The solutions to these problems are presented and examined. The success of the project is cited in support of the validity of the solutions employed View full abstract»

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  • System architecture for process integration

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):240 - 246
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    System architecture specifies re-engineering data and re-engineering access of data to leverage the existing resources. Process integration allows rapid application development to be an effective response to changing enterprise goals View full abstract»

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  • Safe optimization for hard real-time programming

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):436 - 445
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    Classical compiler optimizations are designed to reduce the expected execution time or memory use of programs. Optimizations for hard real time programs must meet more stringent constraints: all transformations applied to the program must be safe, in that they will never cause a deadline to be missed in any execution of the program. The authors show that optimization of hard real time programs can... View full abstract»

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  • Component models for integrated system performance analysis

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):709 - 718
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    Through systemization and standardization of component object models of manufacturer products, complete system simulation models can be easily fabricated and used to assess performance of various competing vendor components without actually building the complete system. Such object models would be used to assess whether a given collection of integrated components will achieve the performance objec... View full abstract»

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  • Systems integration: problems and approaches

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):522 - 529
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    Many different types of integration problems arise during software development projects. This paper addresses issues in some integration problems such as application software integration, new function/technology integration, integration testing, and tool integration and discusses future research directions or approaches for them. It suggests some guidelines for designing software objects which fac... View full abstract»

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  • SDEM90: a framework for system development activities and responsibilities

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):359 - 363
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    The author presents a system development framework which is derived from a `space' concept denoting the responsibility for system development activities and `V-curve' denoting a fundamental principle of manufacturing. This approach is in contrast with conventional process models or standards in which necessary activities are organized in the sense of a preceding/succeeding context. The author's fr... View full abstract»

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  • Space Station Freedom software support environment project

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):306 - 314
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    An overview is given of the Space Station Freedom Program's (SSFP's) software support environment (SSE) project by describing its life cycle, which includes the requirements phase, software design and coding phases, and testing phase; discussing the general activities that support the operational increment (OI) activities; and taking a look at the SSE's future View full abstract»

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