Proceedings. 24th EUROMICRO Conference (Cat. No.98EX204)

27-27 Aug. 1998

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  • Proceedings. 24th EUROMICRO Conference (Cat. No.98EX204)

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):xxxv - xxxviii
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  • A product-process dependency definition method

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):898 - 904 vol.2
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    The success of most software companies depends largely on software product quality. High product quality is usually a result of advanced software development processes. Hence, improvement actions should be selected based on sound knowledge about the dependencies between software product quality attributes and software development processes. The article describes a method for developing product/pro... View full abstract»

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  • A reuse-based software process based on domain analysis and OO framework

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):890 - 897 vol.2
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    We address two of the most critical steps of domain engineering: namely, the definition and analysis of a domain also known as domain analysis (DA) and the development of object oriented frameworks (OOF). It aims to demonstrate, based on experimentation, the adequacy of the combined use of DA and OOF techniques to capture domain knowledge in the design activities and facilitate the production of d... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to schedule estimation and tracking for rapid development projects

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):816 - 823 vol.2
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    The paper deals with schedule estimation for rapid development software projects based on a constructive cost model and fine grain tracking implemented by miniature milestones. Rapid development environments suitable for small and medium size new products on open platforms, as well as the products on proprietary platforms achievable with small design changes of the existing software, have been def... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-tiered classification scheme for component retrieval

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):882 - 889 vol.2
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    Software reuse demands that existing components must be readily incorporated into new products. These components need to be suitably classified to enable efficient retrieval, and if necessary, adaption. Typically, four schemes have been previously employed: Tree Text, Enumerated, Attribute Value and Faceted classification. The individual classification schemes are unable to solve the problems asso... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband services in the access network: a technical-economic comparison of wired and wireless systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):597 - 603 vol.2
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    The paper presents a technical and economic comparison between wireless and cabled systems for the delivery of wideband services. The cabled solution is based on high bit rate transmission techniques using the existing copper pair cables. The wireless solution is based on cellular systems in the 40 GHz band. The economic comparison is performed by means of a simulation tool which allows us to obta... View full abstract»

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  • Genetic algorithm with multistart search for the p-Hub median problem

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):702 - 707 vol.2
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    The location-allocation problem consists of finding the best selection of points to open facilities (location) and the way for serving the users (allocation). In most cases these problems result in being NP hard. For this reason, heuristic approaches constitute suitable tools to solve the problems. Two well known heuristic techniques are genetic algorithms and multistart search. We consider a hybr... View full abstract»

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  • Pragmatic method for interoperability test suite derivation

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):838 - 844 vol.2
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    Theoretically, conformance yields interworking and interoperability. However, experience has shown problems even when systems are conforming to the same standard. By having a glance at its methodology, conformance testing addresses the tested system as an isolated entity. Prior to real procurement on the other hand, network operators apply a set of modifications that make a system applicable to th... View full abstract»

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  • DRoPS: kernel support for runtime adaptable protocols

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):1029 - 1036 vol.2
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    Configurable protocols are tailored to operate efficiently within specific environments. Parameters such as application requirements, host capabilities and connection characteristics determine the appropriate internal mechanisms used by the protocol. Whilst such systems provide solutions tailored to specific environments, they are static and unable to adapt as this environment changes. Adaptable p... View full abstract»

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  • Comparison between optical SCM systems for multimedia applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):536 - 543 vol.2
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    Multimedia services require high quality both of the signal and of the transmission systems. High performance must be achieved both in broadcasting services and in interactive ones, whose market is currently increasing throughout the world. There are several network architectures able to deliver high quality multimedia services: among these HFC systems are widely used. For example, in Italy SOCRAT... View full abstract»

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  • Scalability of multicast based synchronization methods

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):969 - 975 vol.2
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    Consistent maintenance of distributed data is important in application areas like groupware and for runtime support for parallel computing. We examine the performance of different multicast based methods for maintaining the consistency of distributed data depending on the network topology and concurrency. Our prototype software implements ordered, reliable multicasts on top of the unreliable IP br... View full abstract»

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  • Image compression using the wavelet transform on textural regions of interest

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):633 - 639 vol.2
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    This paper suggests a new image compression scheme, using the discrete wavelet transformation (DWT), which is based on attempting to preserve the texturally important image characteristics. The main point of the proposed methodology lies on that, the image is divided into regions of textural significance employing textural descriptors as criteria and fuzzy clustering methodologies. These textural ... View full abstract»

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  • Load management with mobile agents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):1005 - 1012 vol.2
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    High-performance clusters are of increasing interest. In general, they consist of several heterogeneous workstations and/or PCs connected via a fast network. A large problem in this area is the efficient utilization of all available resources; hence, automated load management systems are applied. Due to the heterogeneous hardware, most of the standard load-balancing tools cannot be used because th... View full abstract»

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  • Software process improvement planning with neural networks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):808 - 815 vol.2
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    Quality data about business processes in small software companies are analysed using neural network based tools. It is shown that this technology is powerful enough to: (a) identify “types” of businesses; (b) learn functions on overall performance dependent on specific quality parameters; and (c) identify “improvement steps”, i.e. which measures are most appropriate to achi... View full abstract»

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  • Towards continuous process development: designing SQA function for large organisation needs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):763 - 768 vol.2
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    Established Software Quality Assurance function is expected to be an information channel in an organisation. Senior management gets information on how well-defined processes are followed, designers get feedback on the quality of their work and process developers get information on the need to improve the existing processes. Just setting up an SQA organisation is not enough in managing these tasks.... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of European reuse experiences: initial results

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):875 - 881 vol.2
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    The paper presents the initial results of the Surprise project. Surprise is an Essi Dissemination action, aimed at identifying and disseminating key factors in adopting or running a company-wide software reuse program. Key factors are derived from empirical evidence of best reuse practices, as emerged from an extensive survey of recent European software reuse projects: around 18 reuse projects per... View full abstract»

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  • Design and performance evaluation of a buffer replacement algorithm utilizing reference interval information

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):589 - 596 vol.2
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    To support large storage capacity and fulfill real time characteristics of continuous media storage systems, we need to improve the performance of disk I/O subsystems. To improve the performance, we exploit a data sharing scheme that reduces the number of disk I/Os. We utilize the advance knowledge of continuous media streams that is used to anticipate block demands, and so promoting the sharing o... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid number representation for the FPGA-realization of a versatile neuro-processor

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):694 - 701 vol.2
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    In order to establish solutions based on neural networks for low cost products for the mass market, low power and low complex single chip neuro-processors for implementing large neural networks are needed. We introduce a highly optimized hardware design of a low complex and cascadable neuro-processor for realizing feedforward and in particular recurrent neural networks. One main feature of the pro... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling client/server interactions by means of dynamic systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):499 - 505 vol.2
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    The dynamic evolution of ecological systems in which predators and prey compete for survival has been investigated by applying suitable mathematical models. This kind of mathematical framework has been shown to be suited to describe evolution of economical systems as well, where instead of predators and prey there are consumers and resources. We believe that this kind of system, called dynamic sys... View full abstract»

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  • The improvement of a software design methodology by encapsulating knowledge from code

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):913 - 918 vol.2
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    While numerous software engineering methodologies exist, are well documented, and are widely used, e.g. JSD, SSADM, etc., it can be argued that none cater for the specific problems associated with reengineering legacy, or dusty-deck systems. This paper reports on a development environment, KATT, that enshrines a methodology which enables the development of new codes or the reengineering of existin... View full abstract»

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  • Test tools for the Year 2000 challenges

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):830 - 837 vol.2
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    A successful conversion strategy for the Year 2000 problem should include an effective testing strategy that involves the use of automated tools. The paper first identifies the testing problems for the Year 2000 challenges and then presents a test tool classification based on the key stages of the test process. Commercial lest tools for the Year 2000 challenge are then reviewed. It is identified t... View full abstract»

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  • Parallelization of volume visualization on computer networks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):1045 - 1052 vol.2
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    Many algorithms in the field of scientific visualization require high computational capacity. In general, low-end machines are not capable of delivering sufficient performance to achieve interactivity. Even worse, to generate high quality images of large data sets, the necessary time is in the order of minutes. Besides algorithmic optimizations, parallelization is necessary to quicken the computat... View full abstract»

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  • Novel internal units for a neural network based adaptive fuzzy inference systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):647 - 654 vol.2
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    Novel internal computing units are discussed for carrying out the `OR' operation in fuzzy logic based controllers. A simplified form of the Tageki-Sugeno controller, implemented by a form of (generalised) radial basis function neural network, is used throughout. As well as extending the scope of possible rule bases, a development of the new type of node is shown to provide an alternative to conven... View full abstract»

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  • Object organization on a single broadcast channel in a global information sharing environment

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):1021 - 1028 vol.2
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    Multidatabases offer practical means of managing information sharing from multiple preexisting heterogeneous databases. Furthermore, advances in computation and communication technologies allow users to access computer networks, using portable computing devices via a wireless connection, while mobile. By superimposing the mobile computing environment onto the multidatabase system, a new computing ... View full abstract»

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