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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 case study in supporting schema evolution of complex engineering information systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):513 - 520
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    Information systems have to evolve continually in order to keep up with emerging requirements. Various problems arise with each such evolution step, e.g. the modification of the application's conceptual data structure, the migration of existing data, the adaption of application code, and the modification of technical documentation. Most database systems provide only limited support for schema evol... View full abstract»

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  • A general framework for interconnecting annotations of software systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):421 - 427
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    Computer-supported annotation of software systems and their documentation, including design documentation and source code, is a common and important software engineering activity. Annotated documentation is used in both formal software inspection and informal software maintenance. Viewers of annotated systems may understand the software more easily if annotations are visible not just from the anno... 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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  • Application of design patterns for the self-development of a Java preprocessor

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):330 - 335
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    An application of design patterns in the domain of language processing is presented. The target of the paper is a Java preprocessor which enables one, not only to add new features to the Java language but also to rewrite existing Java programs. Making use of several design patterns, including Reflection Architectural Pattern, we successfully create a framework for language processing in Java. In p... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of action history view mechanisms for hypermedia systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):412 - 420
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    For computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), it is very important to understand the activities of users in a group. To support this understanding, we propose a mechanism called an “action history view” which shows the past actions of a user to other users for the purpose of letting them know what he/she has done, without revealing secret or useless information. The mechanism is coor... View full abstract»

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  • Software Project Management Net: a new methodology on software management

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):534 - 539
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    Managing the development of large-scale software systems is a challenge to all software project managers due to the ever-increasing complexity inherent in the software development life-cycle. In this paper, a formalism intended to capture the concurrent and iterative nature of software development, called Software Project Management Net (SPMNet), is proposed in order to model software development ... View full abstract»

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  • Framework-oriented analysis

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):324 - 329
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    Recently object oriented frameworks have become popular. Application development using frameworks still need analysis, design, coding and testing. The paper presents analysis techniques, Framework-Oriented Analysis (FOA), for application development using frameworks and related techniques. The FOA is an extension of object oriented analysis (OOA), but it explores the reuse of software architecture... View full abstract»

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  • Allocating data objects to multiple sites for fast browsing of hypermedia documents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):406 - 411
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    Many World Wide Web applications require access to and the transfer and synchronization of large multimedia data objects (MDOs), such as audio, video and images, across the communication network. The transfer of large MDOs contributes to the response time observed by the end users. As the end users expect strict adherence to response time constraints, the problem of allocating these MDOs so as to ... View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining execution histories for understanding the execution of business processes

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):528 - 533
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    As database and workflow technologies are used to manage business processes, decision-makers of enterprises must query the execution of business processes to understand and refine these processes for expected throughput and quality. Introducing the representation of business processes in the database schema allows the execution histories of business processes to be maintained in the database for s... View full abstract»

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  • Naming: design pattern and framework

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):316 - 323
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    Naming is an important, but frequently overlooked, aspect of software systems. Naming is usually combined with other issues, e.g. distributed communication technology. The paper treats naming in isolation. It presents a naming design pattern which abstracts several naming policies and an object-oriented framework that can be customized to support naming policies. An applications designer can choos... View full abstract»

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  • On analyzing the errors in a selectivity estimation method using a multidimensional file structure

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):48 - 54
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    In this paper, we discuss the errors in selectivity estimation using the multilevel grid file (MLGF), a multidimensional file structure. We first analyze the cause of the estimation errors, and then investigate five factors affecting the accuracy of estimation: (1) the data distribution in a region, (2) the number of records stored in the MLGF, (3) the page size, (4) the query region size, and (5)... 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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  • Evaluation of object-orientation for industrial usage

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):647 - 648
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    We have a few number of pilot projects in Object-Oriented Development (OOD) for small scale systems whose sizes are around 40 to 80 thousand lines of code in C++. We believe OOD should contribute in the software productivity improvement. But we found some issues in OOD which should be more improved for industrial environment View full abstract»

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  • An optimistic method for updating information in distributed collaborative work

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):400 - 405
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    Proposes a new method for updating information in distributed collaborative work. The effective performance of collaborative work distributed among several locations requires that information be replicated and freely updated in each distributed server. This is difficult to achieve with existing information-sharing methods such as the WWW and workflow. Our optimistic lock control method enables the... View full abstract»

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  • Re-engineering for reuse: a paradigm for evolving complex reuse artefacts

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):507 - 512
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    The paper discusses the evolution of complex reuse artefacts. Reuse artefacts do not simply `emerge', but evolve. We propose a `re-engineering for reuse' (R2) paradigm, and retrospectively describe two separate industrial reuse projects that provide support for this paradigm 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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  • Euro-conversion and Year 2000: a review of the project situation

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):525 - 526
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    In 1999 and 2000, major business events such as European monetary union (EMU) and the Year 2000 problem will force organizations, in those situations where IT is critical to business survival, to set up and adequately fund relevant projects. The ability of the organization's IT departments to deliver timely and appropriate solutions will be critical to those companies. While most companies and gov... 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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  • A structured design technique for distributed programs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):308 - 313
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    A non-formal motivation and description is given of ADL-d, a graphical design technique for parallel and distributed software. ADL-d allows a developer to construct an application in terms of communicating processes. The technique distinguishes itself from others by its rigid orthogonal approach to communication modeling, which is advantageous in many areas. Without being committed to one particul... View full abstract»

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  • Validating requirements: the evolutionary approach

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):458 - 463
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    Industrial practices in requirements engineering do not give the right place to formal methods. Two main reasons explain why such a failure arises. First of all, formal methods have not promoted a dedicated SLC (software life cycle) which should have been easily integrated within the upper phases of the traditional V-like or Waterfall-like model. A second reason is that formal methods have failed ... View full abstract»

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