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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 1997

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  • Computer-mediated learning systems: a new perspective

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):100 - 106
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    Software applications continue to increase in both power and complexity. The role of help systems, software guides and tutorials (or, collectively, computer-mediated learning) becomes ever more important in overcoming the complexity barriers. Unfortunately, the majority of existing guidance systems are wholly inadequate. Most are cumbersome to use and rarely provide the answers the user is looking... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering psychology: contribution to system safety

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):107 - 112
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    There has been a growing interest in the area of engineering psychology. This article considers some of the major accidents which have occurred in recent years, and the contribution which engineering psychology makes to designing systems and enhancing safety. Accidents are usually multi-causal, and the resident pathogens in the design and operation of human-machine systems can lead to devastating ... View full abstract»

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  • Use of historical data In software cost estimation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):113 - 119
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    Work aimed at justifying the requirement for a database as an aid to resource estimations for Ministry of Defence Procurement Executive software intensive projects is presented. The work consolidates an earlier study (Vijayakumar, S., 1991, 1994) and uses more recent data collected from 288 MOD projects. The research was initiated to identify and analyse the variables which influence the activitie... View full abstract»

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  • DESMET: a methodology for evaluating software engineering methods and tools

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):120 - 126
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    DESMET was a DTI-backed project with the goal of developing and validating a methodology for evaluating software engineering methods and tools. The project identified nine methods of evaluation and a set of criteria to help evaluators select an appropriate method. Detailed guidelines were developed for three important evaluation methods: formal experiments, quantitative case studies and feature an... View full abstract»

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  • Using neural networks to optimise gas turbine aero engines

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):129 - 135
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    A technique is presented for controlling gas turbine engines that maintains thrust while minimising fuel consumption. A neural network is used to model the engine. Fuel, which is one of the inputs to the model, is decremented and the model used to forward propagate the consequences, one of which is, typically, reduced thrust. Error derivatives to restore the thrust are backpropagated through the n... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching over the Internet: the future

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):136 - 142
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    The Internet is perceived as a mechanism that is capable of revolutionising education because it enables learners to access huge amounts of information and allows information providers to publish with ease ever increasing amounts of information. But this is a very limited view of education, so this article reviews the essential features of the educational process and examines the extent to which t... View full abstract»

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

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