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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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  • Advances in visual programming

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):538 - 543
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (4)
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    The use of visual information in programming is called visual programming, where the program specification is carried out through spatial manipulation of visual elements on the screen. Visual programming provides more direct communication between human and computer and makes it easier to create programs. The authors first observe approaches to enhance the performance of programming and show how vi... View full abstract»

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  • Mega-Systems-the issue of advanced systems development

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):548 - 555
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    A new class of software systems, the class of Mega-Systems, is discussed. The class of Mega-Systems includes the categories of Huge Systems, Package Systems, Systems of Systems and Generic Systems. The attributes and the characteristics of Mega-Systems are identified and related to traditional systems. Based on the discussion of these attributes, a new approach for the development of Mega-Systems ... 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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  • An alternative software development model supporting software evolution

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):557 - 565
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    Producing high quality software within a budget and schedule is still a problem. In order to increase the productivity and reliability the development methodology should concentrate on requirements specifications and design phases and support an incremental development process. This paper discusses a software design environment for realizing such a methodology. The integrated software design envir... View full abstract»

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  • Computer application systems engineering center: a software factory

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):376 - 385
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    This paper presents Toshiba Corporation's computer application systems engineering center (CASEC). First, an overview of CASEC is described, including the center's production environment. Then, some of the management systems-including SOFPIT (software profit improvement tactics) designed for delegated cost management, and Toshiba's corporate-wide software-reuse library system. The decades of exper... 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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  • A process reference model for large-scale software development

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):268 - 274
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    A reference model is proposed for the software development process of large-scale systems. The model provides a flexible framework for the definition of orthogonal process services that is independent of both application and technology. Complex processes using multiple process models are accommodated within the framework View full abstract»

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  • Concept of re-engineering life-cycle

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):566 - 571
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    A critical need exists for defining the formal software development life-cycle that addresses both forward and reverse software development. The authors differentiate between reverse engineering, the software activity performed to extract design information from code, and re-engineering, the software activity that uses reverse engineering to extract the design and the documentation from the existi... View full abstract»

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  • The categorical framework of open systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):388 - 391
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    One of the major challenges facing today's computer scientists is developing a computer system for an autonomous mobile robot which constantly interacts with its environment, updates its knowledge based including the world model, and carries out tasks specified by humans. This kind of computer system, which is capable of updating its database dynamically and grows along with new components without... 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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  • Issues concerning software reuse-in-the-large

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):66 - 75
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    Software reuse is the reapplication of artifacts and knowledge from the development of one system to another system, in order to reduce the effort of software development and maintenance of that other system. Software reuse can be classified in different ways according to different views. The authors view is that to classify software reuse in reuse-in-the-small and reuse-in-the-large is useful. Af... View full abstract»

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  • Management of enterprise-wide systems integration programs

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):4 - 13
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    A general model is presented for the management of a systems integration program, using an enterprise-wide information systems architecture (ISA) as a roadmap. Integration deals with the technical integration of the elements of an information system, as well as the business integration of the information system with the enterprise. The model addresses both of these challenges. The management model... View full abstract»

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  • The construction of the paperless system in Japan Patent Office

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):278 - 287
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    The paperless system of the Japan Patent Office aims to digitize all kinds of documents of the Patent Office. This system, to guarantee free access to external users, has been developed as an open system which is based on OSI. The authors give a detailed explanation about the protocol configuration and document format. The upper layer protocol (which is called `Pp protocol') of the application lay... 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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  • Towards the integration of ExSpect and S-Cort: a case study

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):574 - 584
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    PROOFS project aims to develop a method for heterogeneous distributed applications (HDA) design, including formal techniques of specification. The skeleton of the PROOFS method is based on the use of the S-Cort method developed by SLIGOS. Nevertheless some additional developments of this method are required in order to satisfy the initial objectives of PROOFS project. This article deals with the i... View full abstract»

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  • Large scale interoperability and distributed transaction processing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):392 - 400
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    This paper integrates an interoperability architecture, the OSCA architecture, and a distributed transaction processing protocol, the X/Open distributed transaction processing model, into a unified model of large scale interoperability and distributed transaction processing. Applications supporting different business operations are often deployed in heterogeneous environments in which operations o... View full abstract»

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  • Systems integration at the national level: a research agenda

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):366 - 371
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    Singapore is developing a vision of an Intelligent Island for the year 2000, codenamed IT2000. This vision proposes a framework whereby information flows across and within key economic sectors will be harnessed to enhance economic competitiveness and to solve challenging organizational problems. A nation-wide infrastructure to promote, capture, integrate and exploit these information flows will be... View full abstract»

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  • K/2R: a kernel for the ESF software factory support environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):325 - 336
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    The paper gives a comprehensive overview of the kernel K/2R for an ESF factory support environment developed at the University of Dortmund. It presents the ESF integration concepts and highlights the architecture of the factory support environment. A detailed discussion of the interworking, interaction, interoperation, and interconnection support mechanisms constitutes its second part.... View full abstract»

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  • Proposal for integrated security systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):354 - 358
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    The concept of integrated security system (ISS) and its realization are described. An integrated security system protects information network systems from computer viruses, hackers and other computer crimes. For this purpose, the ISS requires three mechanisms: information secrecy, user identification and access control mechanisms. The information secrecy mechanism protects information against intr... View full abstract»

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  • Observations on integrating multilevel secure components into system high distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):738 - 746
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    The implementation of distributed systems includes an extensive component integration effort. Integrating secure components into a distributed system is a task more difficult than standard integration. Current system high distributed secure systems will be transitioned to multilevel secure systems as multilevel secure components become available. Considerations and changes that are required for su... View full abstract»

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  • Specifying a prototyping language in the Cornell synthesizer and the Xinotech program composer

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):76 - 85
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    The production of prototypes for large real-time constrained software systems under the prototyping cycle paradigm requires the integration of sophisticated tools. The user interface under development for the computer aided prototyping system (CAPS) requires the interface with a syntax-directed production environment. This environment aids the designer to enter and modify software prototypes speci... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive load-balancing strategies for distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):666 - 675
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    Describes SMALL, a system for learning load-balancing strategies in distributed computer systems. The load balancing problem is an ill-posed optimization problem because its objective function is ill-defined. Realistic state-space representations of this problem do not satisfy the Markov property. Experimentally feasible learning environments for load balancing exhibit delayed, evaluative feedback... View full abstract»

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  • System development with integration architectures

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):96 - 103
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    The concepts presented in this paper show a possible alternative of the existing post-facto, bottom-up approach used in developing an integrated system. Based on the needs of distributed and complex application systems, the authors propose a pre-planned development process. This integrated approach introduces the notion of a meta-level of control and management which coordinates otherwise independ... 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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