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EUROMICRO 97. Proceedings of the 23rd EUROMICRO Conference: New Frontiers of Information Technology (Cat. No.97TB100167)

1-4 Sept. 1997

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  • EUROMICRO 97. Proceedings of the 23rd EUROMICRO Conference: New Frontiers of Information Technology (Cat. No.97TB100167)

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • What's ahead in computer design?

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):4 - 9
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    CMOS technology should, over the next few years, reach lithography of under 0.1 /spl mu/. This provides a die area improvement of a factor of 10 over today's technology. What is the best use of this area? Multiprocessors, very high level superscalar processors, VLIW, processor-memory combinations, or simpler processors with very large caches? Some have made the case that pin bandwidth is an import... View full abstract»

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  • Logic Synthesis

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Information relationships and measures: an analysis apparatus for efficient information system synthesis

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):13 - 23
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    The analysis of information relationships is of primary importance for the analysis and synthesis of digital information systems. The paper aims to introduce and discuss the fundamental apparatus for the analysis and evaluation of information relationships. It defines and explains various relationships between information, measures for the amount and importance of information, and measures for the... View full abstract»

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  • Non-disjoint decomposition of Boolean functions and its application in FPGA-oriented technology mapping

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):24 - 30
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    We present a new theory of non-disjoint serial decomposition. We also present our new decomposition tool DEMAIN. The decomposition approach implemented in DEMAIN relies on: a partition-based representation of Boolean functions; and an effective balanced decomposition strategy that switches between the parallel and non-disjoint serial decomposition. In consequence, we applied the non-disjoint seria... View full abstract»

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  • Fast minimization of multi-output Boolean functions in sum-of-condition-decoders structures

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):31 - 38
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    A CDEC gate, or a condition decoder, being a product of an AND and NAND of literals, has been introduced in the logic array of the high-speed EPLD CY7C361 chip from Cypress. We give an algorithm for the minimization of SUM-OF-CDEC (SOC) expressions. This algorithm produced the minimum solutions on all small single-output functions, as required by this chip. We propose also the new concept of a CDE... View full abstract»

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  • Data Modelling

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 40
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  • Object Wrapper: an object-oriented interface for relational databases

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):41 - 46
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    Most commercial applications have to cope with a large number of stored object instances and have data shared among many users and applications. For object-oriented as well as conventional application development RDBMS technology is currently being used in most cases. We describe a software module called Object Wrapper for storing and retrieving objects in an RDBMS. Having these capabilities in a ... View full abstract»

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  • The partial-order tree: a new structure for indexing on complex attributes in object-oriented databases

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):47 - 54
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    The paper focuses on the indexing of non-primitive (complex) values of attributes in an object management system. A new index structure for indexing on set (multivalued) attributes is proposed. This structure is based on a partial order imposed on the values of the indexed attribute, which are subsets of a set of primitive values. It is shown that the proposed index allows the system to efficientl... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient calculation of data dependences in programs with pointers and structures

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):55 - 62
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    We describe a method to derive safe approximations for data dependences in programs with pointers and structures. In our approach, alias information and reaching definitions' information at each program point is simultaneously covered by a single representation, called A/D graphs. We perform a single-pass data dependence analysis for a class of restricted imperative languages by solving a monotone... View full abstract»

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  • User Interface Design In Multimedia Environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 64
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  • Interaction paradigms with educational hypermedia

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):65 - 71
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    This paper discusses two projects aimed at utilising the educational potential of hypermedia whilst avoiding the danger of the user becoming "lost in hyperspace". The first project adopts a connectionist approach to configure dynamically the links made available to the user. The paper outlines the neural network approaches adopted and reports on results to date. The second project concerns the dev... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting the infrastructure provided by the World Wide Web for educational purposes

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):72 - 77
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    The World Wide Web provides a rich infrastructure for multimedia communication that is increasingly being exploited in the service of education. To date, this infrastructure has primarily been used for the delivery of course materials to students. Increasingly, however, attempts are being made to extend the functionality provided by the WWW to include support for all aspects of the learning proces... View full abstract»

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  • Can music support interfaces to complex databases?

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):78 - 84
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    The paper discusses an experimental graphical browsing application for the PCTE OMS and the possibility of using music as an additional communication channel. Experiments suggest that the more information the user requires in browsing, the more complex (and often incomprehensible) the displays. Often graphical browsing displays are simplified at the cost of hiding information from users. This is n... View full abstract»

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  • On the use of term trees for effective and efficient test pattern generation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):87 - 95
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    The aim of the structural automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) is to efficiently construct a compact set of test patterns that are able do discover faults from a given structural fault model. The paper focuses on the usage for ATPG of a new data representation, called term trees. We designed and implemented a new term tree based ATPG algorithm with the following features: (1) 100% coverage of ... View full abstract»

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  • Testing and diagnostics of SIMD arrays

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):96 - 103
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    An original approach to the testing and diagnostics of SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) systems is presented. Test algorithms for typical data processing elements of SIMDs are described and the problem of their optimal software implementation in the SIMD environment is discussed (concurrent testing, error coverage and time overhead). Fault localization procedures (diagnostics) are combined... View full abstract»

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  • RT level testability analysis to reduce test application time

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):104 - 114
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    Describes research activities, the goal of which is to develop a methodology that solves the problem of RT (register transfer) level (RTL) testability analysis in a complex way. On the basis of the RTL testability analysis, a substantial reduction in test application time can be achieved. A new model of RTL element classification for the purposes of RTL testability analysis is described. The presc... View full abstract»

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  • B2: Software Quality Processes Session Introduction

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):113 - 114
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  • Assumptions and difficulties of software quality movement

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):115 - 122
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    The context of software quality movement determines the boundaries of "change" for software development organizations. In this paper, we analyze the context of software quality movement in terms of its assumptions and difficulties. In the light of research in software quality movement and analogous research in the business management field, we outline a complementary approach to resolve some of th... View full abstract»

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  • A software assessment process for small software enterprises

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):123 - 128
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    Quality software products fulfilling the combined expectations of the customer are essential for success in the market, particularly for small software enterprises. The quality of a complex software product can only be based on performing a mature development process. The assessment of the software processes helps to determine the capability of an organization and to initiate a process improvement... View full abstract»

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  • The role of teamwork in software development: Microsoft case study

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):129 - 133
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    Software development is a complex activity that requires a group of individuals working effectively as a team. Studies have shown that the performance of an effective team exceeds that of individuals acting independently. However, achieving effectiveness is a challenging task that needs investment and commitment. In this paper, we investigate the characteristics that differentiate effective teams ... View full abstract»

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  • Software process improvement in geographically distributed software engineering: an initial evaluation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):134 - 141
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    Presents initial findings in evaluating specific requirements for software process improvement in geographically distributed processes and suggests possible solution approaches. A case study was designed with the purpose of identifying key issues of successful software development in a geographically distributed environment. The results of the case study indicate that communication and co-ordinati... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia groupware design for a distributed government

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):144 - 149
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    The decision to shift essential parts of the German government from Bonn to Berlin is a challenge for the design and implementation of groupware systems. The distribution of the government functions defines new requirements for support through telecooperation; e.g. for ministries whose units are divided up between the two locations. The focus of the system developed in the POLITeam project is the ... View full abstract»

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  • The common interaction abstractions paradigm

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):150 - 157
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    Looks at the possibility of providing a clearer separation between the application and the user interface through an approach that identifies common interaction abstractions specified in terms of what the application is trying to get from the user interface or display to the user interface, rather than the messages for specific detailed interface device objects. From each common interaction abstra... View full abstract»

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  • Designing an interface on the Web for an intelligent tutoring system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):158 - 162
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    The fundamental aim of computer-aided learning (CAL) is to communicate with the student. The most important design feature is the user interface. In our system, this involves the use of a keyboard and mouse for inputting mathematical expressions and controlling the behaviour of the software. This article describes a software tool designed as an input tool (EqEditor) for an intelligent tutoring sys... View full abstract»

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