2006 International Conference on Information and Automation

15-17 Dec. 2006

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  • Message from the Founder of ICIA (Program Committee Co-chair)

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    Provides an abstract for each of the keynote presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge and Perceptions of e-Health: Results of a Survey of Medical Students in Sri Lanka

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):437 - 439
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    The present study investigates the perceptions and attitudes of medical students in Sri Lanka in regard to e-health, level of their knowledge in e-health and their expectations. We also examined the barriers which impede them to develop knowledge and skills in e-health within their medical curriculum. A questionnaire focusing on the knowledge, attitudes and expectations of medical students towards... View full abstract»

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  • On the Effect of Path Loss Rates on the Optimal Receiver Position in Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):126 - 128
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    In this paper we examine the problem of finding an optimal position for a receiver node in a single-hop sensor network. The basic idea is to minimize the network energy consumption according to a particular network cost function. Our contribution is to simply show the effect of signal path loss rates and sensor weighting on the optimal receiver position. View full abstract»

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  • Artificial Formation Forces for Stable Aggregation of Multi-Agent System

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):129 - 134
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    This paper introduces, a robust and stable algorithm based on artificial formation forces, for multi-agent system (MAS) aggregation in 2D space. The MAS model with artificial forces; consists of inter-member collision avoidance element, formation generation element and a velocity based damping element; is analysed for stability and convergence. Computer simulations are used to illustrate stability... View full abstract»

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  • Trigger Technique in an Infinite Herbrand Universe

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):135 - 139
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    The trigger technique is an important mechanism in automated deduction. The technique is to trigger the resumption of a derivation which has been stopped due to a technical reason, and therefore lead to the completion of the derivation. The soundness of the technique, however, limits it to be applied to logic programs which have a finite (Herbrand) universe and, this has significantly restricted i... View full abstract»

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  • A modified algorithm for the fast processing with the Growing Self-Organizing Map

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    The Growing Self-organizing map algorithm (GSOM) has been developed based on SOM. With its dynamic structure, GSOM can generate feature maps without predetermining their size. It has shown many significant advantages when processing very large data sets. These advantages could be further enhanced if the processing speed of the algorithm could be increased. This paper presents a modified version of... View full abstract»

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  • Energy efficient address allocation in distributed Wireless Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):146 - 150
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    Conserving battery power is a critical requirement in WSNs. Past studies have shown that the transceiving process consumes more energy than internal processing. Our research examines methods by which the transmission overheads can be minimized. We investigate how increasing the number of base-stations contributes to the reduction of transmission overheads. We also present an on-demand address allo... View full abstract»

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  • User and Usability Modeling for HCI/HMI: A Research Design

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):151 - 154
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    A key reason for the presence of poor usability in products is the insufficient specification of usability perspectives effectively in product requirements specifications. The explicit expression of usability perspective in product requirements specifications is quite important in providing a clear visibility of usability aspects for both product developers and testers. Such specifications incorpo... View full abstract»

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  • NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies with Learning for Data Classification

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):367 - 371
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    Appropriate topology and connection weight are two very important properties a neural network must have in order to successfully perform data classification. In this paper, we propose a hybrid training scheme Learning-NEAT (L-NEAT) for data classification problem. L-NEAT simplifies evolution by dividing the complete problem domain into sub tasks and learn the sub tasks by incorporating back propag... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Seismic Activity using the Growing SOM for the Identification of Time Dependent Patterns

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):155 - 159
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    The growing self organizing map (GSOM), a variant of the self organizing map, is a dynamic feature map model used for knowledge discovery in high dimensional datasets. It has been used mainly to identify hidden patterns in static data in an unsupervised manner. Several extensions to the GSOM that enable dynamic data analysis have been proposed. In this paper we discuss such an extension and its ca... View full abstract»

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  • A modular approach for incorporating mechanistic actuation to manual tasks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):160 - 166
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    A device has been conceived to move goods up and down stairwells with minimal human effort where there is no preexisting infrastructure. This problem stems from the difficulties associated with navigating stairs carrying heavy loads. Furthermore, stringent "occupational health and safety" standards require equipment to assist in the movement of heavy or cumbersome loads to reduce risk of physical ... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation issues for an inexpensive inverted-pendulum mobile robot

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):372 - 377
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    This paper discusses the research, design and implementation issues associated with an economical self-balancing "inverted-pendulum" autonomous robot. Driven by two independent wheels, the inspiration for this configuration stems from the control engineering challenge of balancing the inverted pendulum. An autonomous vehicle of this kind can only be realised through the successful integration of m... View full abstract»

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  • Two stage partial classification for inconsistent and imbalanced classes

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):167 - 171
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    When deriving classification rules for a non-symmetric database with a binary target class, it is common practice to generate rules for the majority class, then any object which is not covered by a rule of suitable accuracy is by default given the minority class prediction. However, in the case where misclassification costs for the minority class significantly outweigh those of the majority class,... View full abstract»

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  • Use of Buying Behavioural Characteristics as General Stereotypes in User Models

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):172 - 176
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    In the literature, long-term user models are used to provide personalized interactions in ecommerce web sites. The growing numbers of online users and massive number of different products, demand not only user models, but also well-organized product information in order to find the products that an individual may like. Although such knowledge engineering is a time consuming task, its reusability r... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamically Refining the Task Models of Agents in a Multi-Agent System: A Less Communication Intensive Approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):177 - 182
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    Action selection of agents in a given environment is governed by the utility they gained from the resulting environment state. In a multi-agent system (MAS), the autonomy of agents can lead to a situation for multiple agents to perform similar or identical tasks if they independently try to maximize self utilities. Therefore, it is important to dynamically identify the autonomous capabilities of t... View full abstract»

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  • The Effect of Random Weight Updation in Dynamic Self Organizing Maps

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):183 - 188
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    The random weight adaptation scheme presented in this paper is capable of simulating the effect of presenting the inputs in a random order to self-organizing map algorithms. The resulting effect enables the inputs to be presented in sequential order and still achieve results similar to that of presenting the inputs in random order. This capability enables efficient processing of massive datasets. ... View full abstract»

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