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Proceedings 27th EUROMICRO Conference. 2001: A Net Odyssey

4-6 Sept. 2001

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  • Proceedings 27th EUROMICRO Conference. 2001: A Net Odyssey

    Publication Year: 2001
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    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):461 - 462
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  • Beyond audio and video: multimedia networking support for distributed, immersive virtual environments

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):300 - 307
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (1)
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    Like interactive audio/video applications, distributed virtual environments (DVEs) require continuous, low-latency delivery of media. While end-system media adaptations and network-based forwarding services have been developed to support audio/video applications, it remains an open question whether these mechanisms can be either directly applied or adapted to realize the requirements of DVEs. We p... View full abstract»

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  • Improving the technical quality of a universal motor using an evolutionary approach

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):287 - 293
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    This paper presents a new procedure for designing the rotor and the stator of a universal motor for home appliances that is based on a genetic algorithm (GA). The GA was employed in order to optimize the independent geometric parameters of the rotor/stator lamination with the aim to reduce the main motor's power losses, i.e. the losses occurring in the iron and the copper. Using this procedure the... View full abstract»

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  • Best practice approaches in know-how and technology transfer methods for manufacturing SMEs

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):279 - 286
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    Innovation supported by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are two key issues to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Due to the complexity of implementing and integrating ICT systems, these enterprises need not only a set of useable Best Practice Methods but in addition a step-by-step approach to assist in the introduction of ICT togethe... View full abstract»

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  • An MBone-based on-demand system for cooperative off-line learning

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):336 - 344
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    MBone technologies have fostered a variety of multimedia large-scale applications supporting collaborative joint work and remote group learning. Such applications span from videoconferencing to video-on-demand systems. Learning centered on videoconferencing tools delivers live video, audio and whiteboard-based interaction among the participants of a multimedia session, e.g., an on-line teleteachin... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient large-scale multichannel audio coding

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):392 - 399
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    Systems employing multichannel audio are becoming increasingly common. Multichannel audio is used in domestic surround sound systems, multitrack audio recording and new applications are emerging. Digital multichannel audio systems often employ non-standard formats that complicate the exchange of audio data between different systems. Typical multi-track recording environments consist of a large num... View full abstract»

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  • Decision and risk analysis for process evolution

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):240 - 245
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    Evolution is one of the integral parts in the lifecycle of a process. Similar to software, a process often has to be modified in order to fulfill changed process requirements, or to correct problems that occurred during its enactment. Although currently changes are often implemented ad-hoc without any consideration of side-effects and risks, it is obvious that such side-effects and especially the ... View full abstract»

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  • Developing component-based software for real-time systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):80 - 87
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    This paper discusses the principles of developing software components for real-time systems. The procedure is based on the fundamental concept of a real-time architecture rooted in the feedback control paradigm of control engineering. Generic design patterns for real-time software components are presented, valid for all relevant real-time architectures. Finally, a case study of an air traffic cont... View full abstract»

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  • SEPAM-CMM implementation for developing telecommunications systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):272 - 278
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    CMM (Capability Maturity Model) is becoming a standard for organisations asking for a roadmap to evaluate and improve maturity of their processes in developing software/systems. Implementation of the CMM is also an important current activity in research & development at Iskratel Ltd. The paper presents our experience with the use of the SE-CMM (Systems Engineering CMM), particularly with the u... View full abstract»

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  • Object oriented metrics useful in the prediction of class testing complexity

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):130 - 136
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    Adequate metrics of object-oriented software enable one to determine the complexity of a system and estimate the effort needed for testing already in the early stage of system development. The metrics values enable to locate parts of the design that could be error prone. Changes in these parts could significantly, improve the quality of the final product and decrease testing complexity. Unfortunat... View full abstract»

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  • An evolutionary and adaptive approach for n-version programming

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):182 - 189
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    In this paper a concept is described to further improve the dependability characteristics of n-version systems. As one part of this strategy, we introduce an adaptive version management scheme. It is based on the use of dynamically changeable weight factors associated to the different versions of the system. Additionally, we propose to use a specific evolutionary scheme of design diversity combini... View full abstract»

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  • Universal WWW access for heterogeneous client devices

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):315 - 322
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    With the growth of using World Wide Web (WWW), WWW has become a powerful means of dissemination of information. Thus, the demand for faster, more efficient, and more convenient ways for accessing to WWW are urgently required. Consequently, the heterogeneous I/O client devices, i.e., DTMF telephone sets, fax machines, pocket PCs, cellular phones, note books, desktop computers, are devised to allow ... View full abstract»

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  • On systematic design of protectors for employing OTS items

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):22 - 29
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    Off-the-shelf (OTS) components are increasingly used in application areas with stringent dependability requirements. Component wrapping is a well known structuring technique used in many areas. We propose a general approach to developing protective wrappers that assist in integrating OTS items with a focus on the overall system dependability. The wrappers are viewed as redundant software used to d... View full abstract»

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  • Improving software development practices through components

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):97 - 103
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    Software crisis, a concept coined many years ago but still true today, synthesizes the chronic inadequacy of the software firm to satisfy customer needs. Software development is a very complex process that has not achieved the maturity level that the market requires; software engineering and specific technologies like object orientation and components promise to raise the process capability, reduc... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible components with frame technology: a case study

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):146 - 153
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    Components are rarely reused “as are” most often, we must adapt components' functions, interfaces and other properties to make them fit into a specific reuse context. Therefore, reusable components must be flexible. This paper is a case study in applying frame technology to inject flexibility into components. During reuse, we can engineer anticipated variant requirements into component... View full abstract»

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  • Delivering the correct multimedia in a standards dominated environment

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):331 - 335
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    There is an increasing demand for hypermedia delivery of technical documentation for safety critical systems. The world in which such systems exist is dominated by standards bodies, whose standards rapidly become mandatory. In the world of hypermedia technical documentation, most of the work being done is directed towards data formats for storage and delivery, rather than on quality of content. Pr... View full abstract»

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  • Experiments using speech, non-speech sound and stereophony as communication metaphors in information systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):383 - 390
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    The paper describes experiments that utilised sound, synthesised speech and stereophonic output to communicate data in information systems. A stock control information system was the experimental platform for these experiments. The first experiment utilised rhythms and timbre to communicate windows and their associated functions in the system. The second experiment utilised simultaneously speech a... View full abstract»

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  • Toward maturity model for extreme programming

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):233 - 239
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    Extreme programming (XP) is a lightweight software development methodology. It attracts attention of many software development teams and its popularity is growing very fast. A part of success comes from interesting composition of programming practices included in XP. But what particularly appeals to programmers and makes XP especially interesting to them is resignation of inspection meetings, thic... View full abstract»

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  • GEODAS: an industrial experience with component frameworks for data acquisition and analysis systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):72 - 79
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    Data acquisition and analysis systems (DAAS) are hardware/software systems with a strong dependence on the features of the process under control, where the amount of data and the sampling frequency of signals to be processed are the main critical aspects of the system. Nowadays DAAS applications are designed according to the specific needs of each particular field. These solutions produce ad hoc s... View full abstract»

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  • A debugger RTOS for embedded systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):264 - 269
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    A software debugging mechanism for embedded systems is presented. The debugger is a dynamically loadable and linkable module of the operating system. The methodology presented provides automatic error detection, classification and location capabilities for a set of algorithmic errors. An example implementation of our approach is given for debugging an integer divide-by-zero error View full abstract»

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  • Designing and building software federations

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):121 - 129
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    Commercial Off The Shelf tools (COTS) are now widely distributed, of good quality, relatively cheap and cover most of the application domains. It is thus a surprise to consider that it is uncommon to reuse COTS when building large applications. At least it is recognized that building a large application based on COTS is a tough issue. This paper seeks to show why COTS reuse is not a reality: we sh... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability analysis in N-version programming with dependent failures

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):174 - 181
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    In fault-tolerant software, to enhance the reliability, one of the major approaches is N-version programming. The modeling studies provided in literature help us to understand under which conditions these approaches increase the software reliability. In this paper, the models given in literature for N-version programming are reviewed. We discuss the deficiency in one of these models trying to impr... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic TV program genre classification based on audio patterns

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):370 - 375
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (9)
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    We discuss the automatic classification of TV program genre based on audio patterns. The audio patterns are defined as a set of relative probabilities for a set of mid-level audio categories. First, we describe the extraction of these audio patterns. Second, we discuss how to use these audio patterns for genre classification. Our genre classification differs from current methods used for TV progra... View full abstract»

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  • A benchmark-based adaptable software process model

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):216 - 224
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    Benchmark-based process assessment and improvement is a cutting-edge technology in software engineering for adaptive and relative process improvement. It is found that benchmark-based process improvement is more adaptable, feasible, and economical in process-based software engineering. By adopting the benchmark-based process improvement, the target capability levels of a software organization may ... View full abstract»

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