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Computer Software and Applications Conference, 1998. COMPSAC '98. Proceedings. The Twenty-Second Annual International

21-21 Aug. 1998

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  • Proceedings. The Twenty-Second Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (Compsac '98) (Cat. No.98CB 36241)

    Publication Year: 1998
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):v - xiii
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  • Panel Discussion On Real-time Systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):338 - 342
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  • Panel On Software Component Architectures

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 596
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):649 - 651
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  • A fresh look at programming-in-the-large

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):502 - 506
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    Realizing a shift of software engineering towards a component based approach to software development requires the development of higher level programming systems supporting the development of systems from components. The paper presents a novel approach to the design of large software systems where a program in the large describing the system's architecture is executed at run time to rule over the ... View full abstract»

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  • Early measurement and improvement of software quality

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):196 - 201
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    The paper combines relevant research in software reliability engineering and software measurement to develop an integrated approach for the early measurement and improvement of software quality. Recent research in these areas is extended 1) to select appropriate software measures based on. A formal model, 2) to construct tree-based reliability models for early problem identification and quality im... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for software engineering inconsistencies analysis and reduction

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):270 - 277
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    Despite the economic and functional importance of software systems in modern organizations, software development and maintenance are still regarded as high-risk activities. Indeed, a great number of software projects fail to deliver software systems meeting stakeholders requirements within schedule and budget. The great number of software failures and the high maintenance costs are the economic ra... View full abstract»

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  • Siemens process assessment and improvement approaches: experiences and benefits

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):186 - 195
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    The paper reports on Siemens' extensive experience with process assessments and improvements in a wide variety products and systems, be they software, hardware, or some combination thereof. The Siemens Process Assessments are based on the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and the BOOTSTRAP approach together with Siemens-specific refinements and extensions, especially for the engineering disciplines.... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation reuse and inheritance in distributed component systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):496 - 501
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    Software components are elemental units of software that can be realised within distributed, object oriented architectures such as CORBA or DCOM. The paper describes special aspects of reuse in such componentware architectures and discusses possible mechanisms for implementation reuse. It introduces the concept of Component Adapters-software components mapping requests of client components to appr... View full abstract»

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  • M-base: enduser-initiative application development based on message flow and componentware

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):112 - 120
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    An explosive increase in end user computing on distributed systems requires that end users develop application software by themselves. One solution is given as a formula of “a domain model≡a computation model.” This formula implies that one task in a domain model of cooperative work corresponds to one object in a computation model based on an object oriented model. The applicatio... View full abstract»

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  • State management in WWW database applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):442 - 448
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    Nowadays, the WWW is believed to be the ideal technological platform for the introduction of online telematic applications as well as information systems in enterprise intranets due to its wide acceptance and standardisation (W3C). In the majority of cases, the databases supporting such novel applications are hosted by RDBMSs. The paper touches upon the incompatible nature of WWW compliant databas... View full abstract»

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  • Developing situationally specific methods through stakeholder collaboration

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):179 - 185
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    Software development methods can only be used effectively where there is a close match between the method being used and the situational application. There are two key features that need to be considered by those concerned with formalising the development of situational methods: (i) the stakeholder input and (ii) the method engineering process. The method presented, MEWSIC (Method Engineering With... View full abstract»

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  • Specification of E-LOTOS system in the E-DART environment

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):374 - 380
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    Presents the E-DART (Enhancements to Diagrams for Architectural RepresenTation), a graphical environment for the specification of systems based on graphic constructions for the formal description technique E-LOTOS (Enhancements to LOTOS). The use of diagrams reduces the complexity of the specifications, making E-LOTOS accessible even to users who are not familiar with a formal description techniqu... View full abstract»

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  • Tools for the knowledge analyst: an information superiority visionary demonstration

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):486 - 493
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    The paper describes the application of a suite of innovative information processing and analytic support tools developed at The MITRE Corporation, in some cases as extensions of commercial tools, to the problem of discovery of illegal chemical proliferation activities from open (i.e. unclassified) sources. These include tools for multimedia information extraction and visualization (BNN), machine t... View full abstract»

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  • Building CORBA objects with DOS software applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):252 - 257
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    CORBA is becoming the most important middleware that supports the object-oriented and client/server paradigm in distributed computing systems. However, the application systems based on CORBA are still scarce. One main reason is that only a few CORBA object services have been developed. To develop a new CORBA application, a programmer should make an effort to design a program with a CORBA interface... View full abstract»

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  • Describing software architectures by system structure and properties

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):106 - 111
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    To support architecture based development, different modeling notations and languages, so called architecture description languages (ADLs), have been designed. To be of help in the development process, software architectures must be described in a complete and consistent manner but without being overloaded with information provided to the system stakeholders. Current architecture description langu... View full abstract»

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  • A scheduling service for a dynamic real-time CORBA system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):608 - 613
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    Distributed real time applications have presented the need to extend the Object Management Group's (OMG) Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) standard to support real time. The OMG has formed a real time special interest group (RT SIG) to specify requirements for extending CORBA for real time. One of these requirements involves providing global scheduling of all executions to support ... View full abstract»

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  • A federated virtual enterprise (VE) of partners creating a federated VE of systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):540 - 545
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    A virtual enterprise (VE) of an enterprise of partners (EP) can choose to formulate a federation of enterprise information systems (a VE of systems). This is a realistic approach that can be taken to realize effective information sharing across heterogeneous domains. To realize a federated system of systems requires a VE of partners to manage and define the federated system (of systems), and this ... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of the coordination model in the design of mobile agent applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):436 - 441
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    The paper introduces a taxonomy of the possible coordination models for mobile agent applications and evaluates their impact in the design of a widely distributed application in the area of information retrieval. The analysis outlines the advantages of uncoupled coordination models and points out the need for coordination models based on reactive blackboards View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent development on a framework and its application

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):16 - 21
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    Framework based software development has come into focus recently to facilitate global level of reuse. However, frameworks are not always available for new application domains, which forces the development of both a framework and its application at the same time. Concurrent development introduces several new problems such as where to partition the system into framework part and application extensi... View full abstract»

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  • Reengineering support for software evolution: an evaluation through case study

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):212 - 217
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    The paper evaluates the suitability of reuse candidates identified through the dominance relation approach and their ability to support the process of software evolution. The paper provides an overview of the dominance relation and how it is used to identify the reusable candidates. The reuse candidates that are identified by this approach are then evaluated to see how they stand up to the process... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering for the scalable distributed applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):285 - 292
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    A major problem in the development of distributed applications is that one cannot assume that the environment in which the application is to operate will remain the same. This means that developers must take into account that the application should be easy to adapt, A requirement that is often formulated imprecisely is that an application should be scalable. The authors concentrate on scalability ... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-user visual object-oriented programming environment

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):262 - 269
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    Software systems are growing larger and more complex. The development of a large-scale software system usually requires the collaboration of multiple developers. This paper addresses several desirable features of a practical multi-user, visual object-oriented programming environment (mVOOPE), whose constituent components may be distributed over a long distance, unreliable communication environment... View full abstract»

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  • Data mining on text

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):630 - 635
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    Data mining technology is giving us the ability to extract meaningful patterns from large quantities of structured data. Information retrieval systems have made large quantities of textual data available. Extracting meaningful patterns from this data is difficult. Current tools for mining structured data are inappropriate for free text. We outline problems involved in Knowledge Discovery in Text, ... View full abstract»

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