Research Challenges, 2000. Proceedings. Academia/Industry Working Conference on

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  • Proceedings Academia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges '00. Next Generation Enterprises: Virtual Organizations and Mobile/Pervasive Technologies. AIWORC'00. (Cat. No.PR00628)

    Publication Year: 2000
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    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):367 - 370
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  • Mobile applications on virtual university

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):243 - 248
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    For two years, the authors have been analysing the research interests of general computer scientists and estimating the educational capabilities of a virtual university (VU) in the future, in cooperation with the United Nations University. Over the past several years, the members of the project have concentrated on researching the most effective teaching methods for distance learning. In this pape... View full abstract»

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  • A generic architecture for virtual enterprises in TeleSurve

    Publication Year: 2000
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    In TeleSurve (Telematics based Virtual Service Enterprise, a project supported by the European Commission 1998-1999 under Esprit 25537) an electronic commerce framework for the virtual service enterprise was developed and demonstrated. Partners were Empirica GmbH (D), Pallas Athena BV (NL), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (GB), PC Security Ltd. (GB, now Netlexis Ltd.) as technical solution provider... View full abstract»

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  • CoMedia-an international collaboration best practice case

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):71 - 78
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    What is CoMedia-Cooperation Multimedia? CoMedia is a multi-disciplinary and international research project between the Rogers Communications Center at Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada and the Fraunhofer- Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart, Germany. Its aim is to develop an Internet-based cooperation platform for multimedia companies and to develop a Knowledge-Prod... View full abstract»

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  • Mediating negotiations in a virtual enterprise via mobile agents

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):237 - 242
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    In this paper, we propose a systematisation of the monitoring and control aspects in a virtual enterprise (VE). As an instrument, we use the mobile agent paradigm, defining the concept of a mobile agent Web (MA-Web). One of the roles of the agents in this environment is to mediate negotiations between the parties of the VE. We make some assumptions about the new behaviour and code of conduct in th... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks and customer grouping in e-commerce: a framework using fuzzy ART

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):331 - 336
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    This paper introduces a proposed neural network-based data mining method that utilizes a company's internal data about customers for the purpose of marketing strategies such as target marketing and direct marketing. Unlike past data mining approaches that put market survey or customer feedback data into input values, the fuzzy ART neural network proposed in this paper takes a customer's purchasing... View full abstract»

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  • Building virtual communities for research collaboration

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):27 - 32
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    This paper discusses the problem of how to grow and evolve virtual infrastructures that support the development and growth of geographically dispersed research communities. It describes ongoing research into personalization within a collaborative environment intended as a “virtual campus”. As part of this research it provides initial reports on a project that is developing collaborativ... View full abstract»

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  • Collaboration on the fly

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):65 - 70
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    This paper explores a collaboration configuration called a coalition and proposes using a form of virtual world software to make them function more efficiently. Coalitions are temporary collaborative groups where shared interests connect constituent individuals and teams loosely, where constituents are part-time members of the coalition, and where membership in the coalition at any moment is fluid... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a mobile enterprise framework

    Publication Year: 2000
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    The RM-ODP Enterprise Language comprises concepts, rules and structures for the specification of a community, where a community comprises objects (human, software, or combinations thereof) formed to meet an objective. The Enterprise Language focuses on the purpose, scope and policies of the community, where an enterprise policy is a set of rules with a particular objective related to the community... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic customer value management in a supply chain: asset values under demand uncertainty using airline yield management techniques

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):147 - 156
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    We demonstrate the close links between the airline and the manufacturing industries in so far as some of their decision support problems are concerned. We show that the yield management problem for the airline characterized by perishable and limited resources has a counterpart in manufacturing although with some variations. In the process of establishing similarities we highlight the importance of... View full abstract»

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  • Distance learning using Web-based multimedia environment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):325 - 330
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    The “schooling industry” is faced with an inescapable demand to redefine its endeavors in terms of producing learning, rather than providing instructions. We propose a hybrid learning model to attract distance as well as traditional students. One of the major components of this model is the Web-based learning and interaction. We review the available avenues of distance learning and off... View full abstract»

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  • Coordinating technologies for knowledge management in virtual organizations

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):21 - 26
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    In order for organizations to succeed, they must be able to respond with flexibility in a geographically dispersed environment. Virtual organizations, which can form, disband, and re-form to meet ill-defined and emerging situations are playing an important role in organizational strategies. For virtual organizations to be successful, the system level elements of hardware, software and knowledge ma... View full abstract»

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  • ISYDES: the project of a tool aimed at information system development

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):293 - 298
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    Illustrates the main functionalities and development methodologies of the ISYDES (Information SYstem DEsign Support) system, which is a CASE tool for information system (IS) design and development. Such a tool is mainly composed of two software tools: the first allows the definition of the static structure of data, whereas the second allows the complete specification of all the functions which con... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative design system for performance

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):59 - 63
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    In this paper, the prototype concept of a virtual collaborative design system for mechanical performance is presented. The characteristics of this system are analyzed in depth and their theoretic frameworks are depicted. Relevant techniques and principle questions are then discussed. Finally, a C-Design system that we have developed based on the Web is described. The structure of the C-Design syst... View full abstract»

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  • A local/global strategy based on signal strength for message routing in wireless mobile ad-hoc networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):227 - 232
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    Route switching is an important issue to connection-oriented communication that needs to maintain a route for a certain period. This paper suggests a new approach to ease the route switching problems in a network with higher migration rate of hosts. By monitoring the signal strength of messages, a host in a route that receives an incoming message can detect possible route fluctuations locally. As ... View full abstract»

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  • Metaphors of information system for e-commerce

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):115 - 119
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    Four different metaphors of information technologies are investigated for appropriate understanding of human-computer interaction. These four metaphors can help understand different types of e-commerce. The contexts that are compatible to each metaphor are identified by critical review of activity theory and action theory. Appropriate IS research disciplines and perspectives are discussed accordin... View full abstract»

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  • CPJazz-a software framework for vehicle systems integration and wireless connectivity

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):255 - 258
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    Integration of new technology into vehicles continues at a rapid pace. New technology includes not only deeply embedded devices for vehicle systems management but also operator interfaces, such as navigation systems, voice-recognition/text-to-speech interfaces and integration of consumer electronic appliances such as the personal digital assistant (PDA). Standardization efforts have attempted to b... View full abstract»

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  • Business models for coordinating next generation enterprises

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):163 - 168
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    Today most medium sized companies just start trying to optimize the coordination of their supply chain and the communication with their internal and external customers by using electronic networks together with electronic commerce techniques. However, the great majority of these enterprises are not exhausting the full potential that advanced support concepts like modern business to business coordi... View full abstract»

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  • Building flexible mobile applications for next generation enterprises

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):127 - 132
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    In order to understand and gain practical insights into various aspects of next-generation enterprises (NGEs), we are building a testbed for flexible mobile applications. We started with a generic architecture and used it to build different applications in different domains. Our testbed consists of a multi-tiered architecture incorporating various user interfaces and access technologies, middlewar... View full abstract»

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  • Transformation of the health care industry by eMedicine: from low-tech low-touch to high-tech high-touch

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):177 - 182
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    The Physician Office Visit (POV) forms the core of health care in the USA. We consider how eMedicine can transform this foundation of health care. Can eMedicine technologies improve the efficiency of the POV, its effectiveness, or both? In the short run, we believe that there is a greater opportunity to improve effectiveness than to improve efficiency. In the long run, however, eMedicine technolog... View full abstract»

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  • An e-education framework for training in the next generation enterprises

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):139 - 144
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    Internet and World Wide Web-based technologies have become a popular platform for the development of distance education (DE) programs. Several corporations and education institutions have started offering DE on the Web. There is a need for a set of guidelines to help educators in the planning and delivery of the training programs for next-generation enterprises. This paper begins this process by p... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering resource management for the information grid and the emerging role of e-commerce

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):319 - 324
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    Information systems are continually expanding as evidenced by the doubling of Internet connections every year. Similar growth is exhibited by information systems in defense. The Air Force's goals to achieve global awareness, dynamic planning/execution, and global information exchange involve the technologies to provide information to the warrior anywhere, anytime, and for any mission. This far-rea... View full abstract»

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  • Technology and trust in teams

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):15 - 20
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    Organisations today are increasingly utilizing technology to enable more time and cost efficient team working across time and space. However, there are some indications from recent research that communicating `virtually' may affect certain attitudes and behaviors critical to team performance. This paper presents an argument, based on findings from a `real world' exploratory study of organizational... View full abstract»

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  • The MAKE-IT project: Manufacturing Agents in a Knowledge-based Environment driven by Internet Technologies

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):281 - 291
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    MAKE-IT (Manufacturing Agents in a Knowledge-based Environment driven by Internet Technologies) is a research project whose objective is the definition and the implementation of “small” software architectures that can be taken into account as agents - which can perform simple rule-based actions while performing a quite heavy and complex coordination. The main field of application of th... View full abstract»

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