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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “Alternative” transportation systems: telematics solutions? A historical overview and present/future solutions for dependable and competitive environments

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):208 - 214 vol.2
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    Transportation of people as well as goods and information, has always been a basic need for mankind, for individuals, as well as for economics. Those who better managed transportation had a clear advantage over others, and early civilisations were based on this principle. Transportation is always associated with hazards and implied risks, although public risk perception is different depending on t... 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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  • Designing electronic shops, persuading consumers to buy

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):140 - 147 vol.2
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    The purpose of this article is to show how to design persuasive and successful Web shops. An approach to commercial site design that draws on theories of visual persuasion is proposed. We focus on the role of emotion. Images in an ad are typically meant to create some emotional disposition toward the product, or social cause. The importance of emotions in the on-line shopping context is highlighte... View full abstract»

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  • Tailoring ISO/IEC 12207 for instructional software development

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):300 - 307 vol.2
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    The authors describe their experiences in tailoring ISO/IEC 12207 for instructional software development. The project was initiated by a large government agency, and the process defined is to be followed by its suppliers during a typical software development contract. The process is targeted especially to small software development companies and provides guidance on what to do with respect to the ... View full abstract»

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  • Automated scoring of a neuropsychological test: the Rey Osterrieth complex figure

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):406 - 413 vol.2
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    The Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) is a widely used neuropsychological test for visual perception and long term visual memory. Many scoring systems are used to quantify the accuracy of the drawings; these are currently implemented by hand in a subjective manner. The paper gives details of the current progress of a novel technique to locate the scoring sections of the most common of these sys... 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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  • The real value of statistics in health informatics. An introduction to Bayesian methods

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):392 - 399 vol.2
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    The article aims to introduce the Bayesian paradigm of statistical inference and to illustrate, in a very broad manner some of the ways in which these techniques can be applied in medical informatics. It is assumed that the reader has some basic familiarity with the “classical” method of statistical inference and throughout the article the Bayesian techniques are contrasted with their ... 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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  • Deriving the optimal structure of N-version software under resource requirements and cost/timing constraints

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):200 - 207 vol.2
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    The paper presents an approach to systematically derive the optimal structure of fault-tolerant software for safety-critical control processes, with respect to resource requirements and cost- and timing constraints. For the modelling of the control process, a graph model description is used; basic static distributed scheduling and allocation decisions for the tasks are performed and task computati... View full abstract»

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  • Quality of service issues in distributed learning environments

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):28 - 34 vol.2
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    The growing presence of digital multimedia in everyday life, as evidenced by the continuing increase in Internet usage, is expected to augment or replace traditional modes of social and economic interaction. Face-to-face meetings, paperwork, and office-space are all expected to diminish in importance as cyberspace provides new facilities and interaction modes. In the higher education sector distri... 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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  • Dynamic reference to support authoring of Web based material

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):78 - 85 vol.2
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    Generally, a system developed and based primarily on reusable software components is more reliable and of better quality, as frequently used components tend to be of a higher standard. Tools that support authoring of Web based material form a subclass of software. Thus, Web developers should benefit from such tools that make use of reusable components. This paper presents a way of improving the re... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time interfaces for speech and singing

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):356 - 361 vol.2
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    The paper introduces a novel concept in speech synthesisers by constructing devices and methods by which they can be operated in real time. Further development of this concept may lead to an improvement in the conversational capabilities of people with `speech communicators'. The paper outlines the current limitations of such systems and then describes the methods used to give the user real time c... View full abstract»

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  • European software day

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):318 - 319
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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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  • Distributed virtual learning environment: a Web-based approach

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):50 - 55 vol.2
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    In this paper, we present a Web-based distributed virtual learning environment (DVLE) that could be used as a sophisticated tool for distance education and collaboration between teachers and students. We design and develop this application and the corresponding graphical user interface (GUI) as a proposal that aims at providing an integrated communication environment which supplies the communicati... View full abstract»

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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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  • On the computation time of three-dimensional digital waveguide mesh acoustic models

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):332 - 339 vol.2
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    After briefly discussing the accuracy requirements of various auralisation system applications, the paper reviews the principles of digital-waveguide modelling and its application to 3D acoustic simulation for accurate auralisation. A formula is derived for the computation time of a regular rectilinear mesh model, assuming lossless propagation. A software implementation of this model is described ... View full abstract»

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