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Proceedings of the 26th Euromicro Conference. EUROMICRO 2000. Informatics: Inventing the Future

5-7 Sept. 2000

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  • Proceedings of the 26th Euromicro Conference

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):iii - xv
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  • Proceedings DOA'00. International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications

    Publication Year: 2000
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  • Index of authors

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):475 - 477
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  • Computer models for strategic business process optimisation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):254 - 260 vol.2
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    Classical models of economic processes are hampered by the fact that crisp mathematical formulae seldom exist, as human behaviour does not follow differential equations, and optimisation of strategic decision making is difficult for managers when business information systems confront them with megabytes of data to study. The concepts of the balanced scorecard and of decision support systems based ... View full abstract»

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  • Is management commitment a necessity after all in software process improvement?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):246 - 253 vol.2
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    Literature and practice has established that the lack of management commitment has been one of the top reasons for a failed SPI (software process improvement) initiative. The paper reports results from an ongoing study aimed at clarifying the role and the meaning of management commitment in SPI initiatives. Results from five focused interviews with SPI professionals are reported together with resu... View full abstract»

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  • Process view on the software contracting in the Internet business

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):240 - 245 vol.2
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    The paper examines the software contracting process and its interaction with other business processes and especially with software processes in an Internet business environment. We start by studying the software company as clusters of different processes. The company processes are divided into management processes, business processes, and work processes. The software contracting process is part of... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating groupware and CASE capabilities for improving stakeholder involvement in requirements engineering

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):232 - 239 vol.2
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    A methodology for collaborative requirements engineering has to provide intuitive and straightforward means for involving success-critical stakeholders like customers, users, and developers. A promising approach is to provide a set of views presenting comprehensible portions of the evolving requirements model to the stakeholders. We have developed such views for requirements negotiation in the cou... View full abstract»

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  • Agent-based adaptive selection and interaction to Z39.50 servers

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):102 - 109 vol.2
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    Digital libraries and OPACs offer an enormous collection of information resources which can be accessed through the Internet by quite different users thanks to the existence of standard protocols for information retrieval such as Z39.50. However, some users may have difficulty in getting the items they are looking for in such a huge volume of heterogeneous resources since they have to know where a... View full abstract»

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  • Automated extraction of image segments from clinically diagnostic hand-drawn geometric shapes

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):440 - 446 vol.2
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    Simple geometric shape drawing tasks are commonly used to diagnose and monitor patient performance for a range of clinical and neuropsychological conditions. Assessment relies upon observing the presence of components within a drawn image. The application of assessment criteria has been shown to vary amongst trained raters. An algorithm is presented to automatically extract the components from the... View full abstract»

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  • Software testing concept used for MAS/C-compiler

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):224 - 229 vol.2
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    The paper presents a software testing concept used for MICRONAS Intermetall MAS DSP C compiler MAS/C-Compiler. The concept is based on a specially developed software testing tool, which asserts whether the application generated by MAS/C-Compiler is valid or not. If not, it helps compiler designers to localize the bug, and to eliminate it. Compiler testing is viewed as a continual process. For each... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of pre-developed software for usage in safety-critical systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):193 - 199 vol.2
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    The article analyses the applicability of pre-developed software to new safety-critical projects. It accomplishes this by indicating the qualitative and quantitative criteria on which a sound and transparent assessment and decision process may be based View full abstract»

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  • An object-oriented modeling of co-operative multimedia systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):166 - 173 vol.2
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    Co-operative multimedia systems are characterised by different properties (interactivity, group communication support and QoS sensitiveness). In addition to constraints that can be dealt with in multimedia systems (particularly synchronisation and communication constraints), integrity constraints can be defined and verified, and also temporal constraints can be described in the definition of multi... View full abstract»

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  • A universal framework for managing metadata in the distributed Dragon Slayer system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):96 - 101 vol.2
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    In the multimedia field, metadata are becoming increasingly important for efficiently cataloguing the abundant flood of information. (Metadata are data on information structures.) The number of electronic data files made accessible by metadata increases rapidly, however at the present retrieving textual, audio, video and/or mixed data files through metadata is definitely restricted. In particular,... View full abstract»

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  • Continuous discrete-event simulation of a continuous-media server I/O subsystem

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2 - 9 vol.2
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    When designing computer systems, simulation tools are used to imitate a real or proposed system. Complex, dynamic systems can be simulated without the cost and time constraints involved with real systems. Experimentation with the simulation enables the system characteristics to be rapidly explored and system performance data to be generated, so encouraging modification to improve performance. This... View full abstract»

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  • From VSC attributes and characteristics to SCM challenges

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):308 - 316 vol.2
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    The organisational performance of software companies has become critically important. While customer requirements are changing and varying ever more frequently, and an effective management of the software process is becoming essential, the suitability of current software-related business models has became questionable (M.L. Van De Vanter and T. Murer, 1999; N. Venkatraman and J.C. Henderson, 1998)... View full abstract»

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  • Logic representation of programs to detect arithmetic anomalies

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):216 - 223 vol.2
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    Much interest, especially by banks and insurance companies is paid to detect arithmetic anomalies and inexactness of arithmetic expressions. Numerous examples in the past show that although mathematical methods for correct implementation of arithmetic expressions exist and are well understood, many programs contain arithmetic anomalies, impreciseness or faults. Software tests based on conventional... View full abstract»

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  • Special session "software reliability engineering"

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 192
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  • A multi-paradigm layered architecture for synchronous distance learning

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):158 - 165 vol.2
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    We define a layered multi-viewpoint structuring approach for the development of network-based distance learning (called telelearning) applications. The proposed approach covers the functional, architectural and technological views involved in such applications. We also identify three interaction levels: cooperation, coordination and communication and define generic functions related to each level ... View full abstract»

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  • Experience with the GESTALT on-line learning support system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):86 - 93 vol.2
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    With the spread of the Internet and the Web, higher education institutions are becoming increasingly interested in exploiting modern standard information and communication technologies to provide learners and trainees with advanced services for tele-education. Within the European Union 4th Framework Programme, the GESTALT project has defined and implemented a flexible, component-based architecture... View full abstract»

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  • Quantitative 3D modelling of the left ventrical from ultrasound images [ventrical read ventricle]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):432 - 439 vol.2
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    There is an established clinical correlation between coronary heart disease and geometric deformation of the left ventricle, the performance of which is commonly used to evaluate cardiac efficiency. Currently, ventricle performance is often estimated from 2D geometric reconstructions of this chamber using a non-invasive imaging modality. A new model is presented which creates a 3D representation o... View full abstract»

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  • A novel suite of tests for evaluating one-way hash functions for electronic commerce applications

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):464 - 468 vol.2
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    The quality of one-way functions determines, among other parameters, to great extent the security grant provided by cryptographic protocols which rely on them. The authors propose a novel evaluation methodology of one-way hash functions for security mechanisms of electronic commerce systems, such as for instance digital signatures. The methodology consists of three parts: the bit-variance test, th... View full abstract»

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  • Using cost of software quality for a process improvement initiative

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):286 - 291 vol.2
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    Process improvement in the manufacturing sector traditionally starts with calculation of: cost of quality. The cost of quality calculation enables identification of the weakest links of the process that requires immediate attention, prioritization of improvement tasks and establishment of a baseline for these tasks. In the software field, process improvement initiatives usually leave out the cost ... View full abstract»

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  • TITANS: a component based authoring environment using XML to facilitate low cost, high quality entry of the SME to e-commerce

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):134 - 139 vol.2
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    A component based authoring environment for the production of WWW sites by naive users is described. Within this environment complex functionality such as forums can be included in a user defined template through the same basic editing operations as govern the inclusion of more standard aspects, e.g. navigation bars. As XML is used to represent components, user templates for WWW site design can be... View full abstract»

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  • An OO model to generate knowledge structures for authoring instructional hypermedia

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):35 - 42 vol.2
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    It is widely accepted that the issues of document coherence, and the avoidance of cognitive overhead, make the authoring of hypermedia documents difficult for user orientation and comprehension. Much current research aims to alleviate these problems by tailoring content and navigation options to individual users. OO provides a means of creating a modular framework for generating different, as oppo... View full abstract»

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  • Music tagging type definitions, systems for music representation and retrieval

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):340 - 347 vol.2
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    The paper discusses the general issues surrounding structured music information representation and music information retrieval, and present the result of the UK-JISC funded “proof-of-concept” project: MuTaTeD! (C. Hall and C. Boehm, 2000) (Music Tagging Type Definition) and discuss further development within the UK Library Information Commission funded MuTaTeD'II project (C. Boehm and ... View full abstract»

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