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Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology (ICETET), 2010 3rd International Conference on

Date 19-21 Nov. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Welcome message from the General Chairs

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  • Plenary/Invited Talks

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): xxviii - xxxvi
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    These plenary sessions discuss the following: neurodynamic optimization approach to robotics; multihop mobile wireless communication; multimedia information security; MEMS mirror controlling system; artificial ship rolling and pitching; and industry participation to education. View full abstract»

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  • Human Computer Interaction

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1 - 4
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    This paper intends to provide an overview on the subject of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), also sometimes referred as Man Machine Interaction or MMI. We will be discussing about basic definition and a brief history about the origin of HCI. In the later sections, discussions will be made on existing technologies in HCI and their developments. In the end, we also intend to discuss about the future directions in HCI. View full abstract»

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  • A Secure Agent Based Intelligent Tutoring System Using FRS

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 5 - 10
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    Intelligent tutoring system is becoming more popular in the recent times since its beneficiaries include a wide range of people of all categories. In this paper, we propose architecture for an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) using agents. Self adaption mechanism is promoted through control loop. The key concept of this paper revolves around the integration of Multi-agent framework with facial feedback mechanism and issuing of Digital Certificate. And the proposed system is implemented in Net beans platform. The features addressed are effective course management, enhanced teaching process and increased level of student knowledge. View full abstract»

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  • Genetic Algorithm Based Optimization of Threshold Parameters in Fingerprint Quality Estimation

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 11 - 14
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    In addition to face, fingerprint is one of the most effective biometric features to be used personal authentication for biometric recognition. To make automatic fingerprint recognition system (AFIS) efficient, it is important to have information on the quality and validity of the captured fingerprint images so that it can work independently in a reliable manner. For quality estimation of each fingerprint, feature vector is generated with the help of optimized threshold model in most of the techniques. In order to avoid the local maximization of objective function, we used Genetic algorithm (GA) based approach. However, GA solution is normally used for the solution of string-vector format. Contrary to this fact, we have used GA approach for the solution of value vector format. This algorithm for optimization can be extended to other application whenever there is need of deciding the optimal threshold in situation similar to described above. The new random-variance operator has played crucial role in handling the population evolution in the optimization problem having solution in valued-vector format. Further, new kind of objective function is introduced to include all four classes of quality in objective function. The result shows the usefulness of this approach for optimization problem. View full abstract»

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  • Amalgamating Contextual Information into Recommender System

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 15 - 20
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    Recommender systems utilize the times of yore experiences and preferences of the target customers as a basis to offer personalized recommendations for them as well as resolve the information overloading hitch. Personalized recommendation methods are primarily classified into content-based recommendation approach and collaborative filtering recommendation approach. Both recommendation approaches have their own advantages, drawbacks and complementarities. Because conventional recommendation techniques don't consider the contextual information, the real factor why a customer likes a specific product is unable to be understood. Therefore, in reality, it often causes a decrease in the accuracy of the recommendation results and also persuades the recommendation quality. In this paper, we propose the integrated contextual information as the foundation concept of multidimensional recommendation model and use the Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) ability of data warehousing to solve the contradicting tribulations among hierarchy ratings. This work hopes that by establishing additional user profiles and multidimensional analysis to find the key factors affecting user perceptions. View full abstract»

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  • From Fuzzification to Neutrosophication: A Better Interface between Logic and Human Reasoning

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 21 - 26
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    Prof. L. A. Zadeh recognized that to simulate soft knowledge of human reasoning it is essential to use some formal approach to knowledge processing. So he pioneered by taking first step by proposing a novel logic, fuzzy logic in 1965, by releasing constraints imposed on existing formalisms to accommodate important properties of natural inference. This paper targets human reasoning domain, lists the limitations of fuzzy logic in this area and suggests a new logic: neutrosophic logic. Experimental data is provided by showing the comparison between fuzzy classifier and neutrosophic classifier, finally paper is concluded with a proposal that neutrosophic logic is a better candidate to simulate human reasoning. View full abstract»

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  • Nonfuzzy Classification Using Rules Annotated with Weight of Evidence from Statistical Data

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 27 - 32
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    To design and develop a nonfuzzy classification paradigm from a statistical data set. The event association patterns of different orders are detected which provides a probabilistic inference mechanism to achieve flexible classification and prediction. To detect significant event associations, residual analysis in statistics is used. Patterns are detected and rules are generated based on the deviations of the observed patterns from a default model. The discriminative power of each rule generated is described using Weight of Evidence (WOE) statistic. Classification decisions are made using WOE based estimation of the relative likelihoods of each possible labeling. Estimates are calculated by using the set of rules triggered by matching input values. Experimental results are discussed towards the end of the paper. View full abstract»

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  • AutoBot: A Low Cost Platform for Swarm Research Applications

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 33 - 36
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    Biological swarm is a fascinating behaviour of nature that has been successfully applied to solve human problem especially for robotics application. The high economical cost and large area required to execute swarm robotics scenarios does not permit experimentation with real robot. Model and simulation of the mass number of these robots are extremely complex and often inaccurate. This paper describes the design decision and presents the development of a very low cost platform for swarm robotics research and education AutoBot. The large number of robot in these systems allows designing an individual unit with simple perception and mobile abilities. Hence a large number of robots can be easily and economically feasible to be replicated. View full abstract»

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  • Hand Gesture Recognition Using CAMSHIFT Algorithm

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 37 - 41
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    Hand gesture is an active area of research in the computer vision, mainly for the purpose of sign language recognition and Human Computer Interaction. In this paper, an attempt is made to propose a system to recognize alphabet characters (A-Z) in real-time from color image sequences using “Continuous Adaptive Mean Shift Algorithm (CAMSHIFT)” tracking algorithm. The proposed system is based on three main stages: Skin color detection, hand tracking and hand gesture recognition. Various Experiments were performed and the results demonstrate that, the system can successfully recognize hand gestures using CAMSHIFT algorithm. View full abstract»

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  • Wavelet Neural Network Based Intelligent System for Oil Pipeline Defect Characterization

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 42 - 47
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    Wavelet neural network is a new kind of network which fuses advantages of wavelet transform and neural computing. It utilizes the good localize character of the wavelet transformation and combines the self learning function of the neural network. It has the ability of strong adaptive learning and function approach. Wavelet neural network has the simple implementation process and fast convergence rate, therefore it can be used to detect the defect of oil pipe. This paper presents a wavelet neural network approach for detection and characterization of defects from magnetic flux leakage signal. View full abstract»

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  • Economic Dispatch of Thermal Units with the Impact of Wind Power Plant

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 48 - 53
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    As wind power penetrations increase in current power systems, its impacts to conventional thermal unit should be investigated. Development of better wind-thermal co-ordination economic dispatch is necessary to determine the optimal dispatch scheme that can integrate wind power reliably & efficiently. This paper proposes co-ordination of Synchronous Generator (SG) and Induction Generator (IG) by a simulation method that can fully assess the impacts of large-scale wind power on system operations from cost, reliability & environmental perspectives. But, IG has synchronization and stability problems. Hence, STATCOM is suggested. It is reported that STATCOM can significantly decrease voltage fluctuations of grid connected fixed speed wind generators. Moreover, its reactive power output can also be controlled to keep the wind farm terminal voltage constant. Simulation results clearly show that the STATCOM unit can smooth well the wind-generator output power & also maintain the terminal voltage at rated level. Comprehensive results are presented to assess the performance of the STATCOM connected with IG at steady-state where the simulations have been done by Simulink/MATLAB. Gradient method (Newton-Raphson method) is utilized to co-ordinate the wind & thermal generation dispatch & to minimize the total generation cost in the economic dispatch considering wind power generation. Three conventional thermal units system along with two Non-conventional units is utilized for numerical solution. Different simulation scenarios with & without wind power production are simulated . Simulation results show the effect of wind power generation in reducing total fuel cost. The Simulink/MATLAB software is used for simulation. View full abstract»

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  • Eco Friendly House - Construction Techniques, Components & Materials

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 54 - 56
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    There is need to maintain the potential of the environment for the future generation. conservation is essential for adequate supplies of natural resources for present and future generation. It is stated that building and their services use 40 to 50 percent energy such as mechanical, electrical, heat and nuclear energy. It is highly essential to adopt changes in the design and method of construction of building for energy and water conservation (environmental protection). Eco friendly construction cannot only help to create a better outdoor environment, it can also help to build healthier indoor environment. View full abstract»

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  • Performance Evaluation of a Water Treatment Plant (Case Study)

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 57 - 60
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    For providing continuous and good quality of water to all the regions in Maharashtra through out the year, Govt. of Maharashtra has constructed new water treatment plants during the past few years. Performance of these plants is an essential parameter to be monitored and evaluated for the better understanding of design and operating difficulties in water treatment plants. The conclusions of these evaluations may determine required recommendations and highlight modification requirements for continuous design and operating schemes. This paper outlines the finding of investigation of the treatment plant in Gorewada, Nagpur. The Physico-chemical analysis is proposed to be conducted to investigate water quality. The conclusions drawn from this study will outlines the importance of accurate engineering design and need for continuous monitoring and analysis of each unit performance. View full abstract»

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