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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1996

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  • Education, industry and you-a vital alliance

    Page(s): 251 - 256
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    Today's cut-throat environment means that every resource has become critical. Industry must be able to find skilled staff who can adapt to the flexible demands of the real world. To succeed, we need to improve the vital alliance between the educational and industrial sectors. This article addresses the requirements for this alliance and how this must affect the employee of the future. View full abstract»

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  • The computer systems professional in leisure and learning-signposts from the Foresight Programme

    Page(s): 257 - 263
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    The Leisure and Learning Technology Foresight Panel of the UK's Technology Foresight Programme have concluded that the convergence of information technology, electronics and communications has within it the potential to produce major and revolutionary wealth creation and quality of life benefits in the spheres of 'leisure and learning'. However, convergence also raises the prospect of serious and fundamental damage to the UK, its businesses, institutions and people, unless a well-articulated strategy and action plan is in place to address the opportunities and threats. The new technologies of the Information Age are available to any country in the world and this article discusses the emerging role for the computer systems professional in ensuring that the UK achieves clear, long-term and sustainable competitive advantage. View full abstract»

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  • From quill pen to rocket science: the challenge and opportunities facing the finance industry today

    Page(s): 264 - 266
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    Banking's history goes back hundreds of years. Computers were introduced 40 years ago. In that short space of time, the finance world has become technology-dependent and is now becoming technology-enabled. From 'paper' factories, international switching centres to electronic money, this article looks at the demanding and rewarding opportunities for professionals with technology skills. View full abstract»

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  • Recent developments in advanced robotics and intelligent systems

    Page(s): 267 - 276
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    An advanced robot is generally defined as a machine or system capable of accepting high-level mission-oriented commands, possibly of navigating to a workplace and performing complex tasks in a semi-structured environment with a minimum of human intervention. Such a semi-autonomous device can exhibit various attributes of intelligent operation, the totality and integration of which certainly challenge existing engineering capabilities. The application areas envisaged encompass aspects of industrial manufacturing and of product handling in the nuclear industry, space, underwater, construction and healthcare, as well as general service functions such as surveillance and cleaning. The development of architectures and the integration of the required enabling techniques of control, actuators, sensors and artificial intelligence provide some of the most interesting intellectual challenges in current engineering development. A broad introduction to the field is given, with some emphasis being placed on current application domains and emerging technologies. View full abstract»

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  • Why 64 bit computers in the control room? [Power industry]

    Page(s): 277 - 280
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    RISC-based 64-bit microprocessor technologies are available today in scaleable form factors and systems that are being implemented in distributed control systems and SCADA systems for the power industry. Using this new technology within the video display units for the control room console enables new and advanced methods to monitor the power grid. The 64-bit RISC technology, coupled with open and standard technologies such as PCI and VME buses, provides a modular approach to construct systems with large computing power and high bandwidth to handle and manipulate interactive multimedia and advanced communication technologies. This article discusses technologies that have emerged to benefit the control room operator and SCADA suppliers. View full abstract»

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  • Hi-tech formula for success at Jordan Grand Prix

    Page(s): 281 - 285
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    It is a largely unacknowledged fact that the UK leads the world in the application of high-technology computing, control, IT and other advanced automotive engineering systems for almost every branch of motor sport. Nowhere is this highly specialised expertise more vitally important for success than in the rarefied atmosphere of Formula One racing. Computer-based systems and advanced engineering are helping the Jordan Grand Prix team to make it to the very top in this demanding admixture of aerospace-derived automotive technology and gladiatorially competitive sport. View full abstract»

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  • Professional issues in software engineering: the perspective of UK academics

    Page(s): 287 - 293
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    Presents a summary and discussion of the findings of a recent survey into the academic perspective of professional issues in software engineering. The study is intended to be the first stage in a larger research programme to establish whether the academic perspective and educational practices in facilitating awareness of professional issues in software engineering are in line with the views and requirements of industry. Details of the survey method employed and results obtained from the study were presented by the authors at the 1996 Professional Awareness in Software Engineering (PASE'96) Conference (pre-proceedings, Univ. of Westminster, pp. 93-111, Feb. 1996). This article provides an overview of the findings and discusses these in the light of the issues raised at PASE'96 and elsewhere. View full abstract»

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  • Seymour Cray [Obituary]

    Page(s): 294
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Aims & Scope

Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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