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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 2002

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  • The 40 root causes of troubled IT projects

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 109 - 112
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    Many IT projects are doomed before the ink is dry on the contract. Others fall prey to troubled project root causes which strike later in the project life-cycle. In this article, drawn from the author's book "Troubled IT projects" (IEE, 2001), the 40 troubled project root causes are exposed. Forewarned is forearmed. View full abstract»

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  • DNA chips as lookup tables for rule-based systems

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 113 - 119
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    DNA chips or biochips have been developed to sequence unknown genes and to study gene expression, but the working principle suggests that they can be used for engineering applications that require parallel processing. DNA chips are proposed in the paper as the physical substrate to store and evaluate a set of rules for knowledge-based systems. View full abstract»

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  • Combining hierarchical and heuristic techniques for high-speed route computation on road networks

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 120 - 126
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    The performance of conventional route computation algorithms tends to deteriorate as the size of the network increases. A series of experiments were conducted on a real city road network to evaluate a heuristic technique before incorporating it into a hierarchical route-finding algorithm based on road types. The improved hierarchical algorithm computes a near optimal route in a fast and efficient manner by restricting the route computation to small subnetworks. The solutions provided by the algorithm are comparable to the optimal solutions. View full abstract»

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  • Development of fast-response servos for military and naval systems. 1. Servo performance

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 127 - 136
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    This article gives a brief history of the development of servo drives for military applications. Then the design and performance of the laboratory hardware constructed is described. The article refers to computer modelling work currently being carried out, and also to future work. View full abstract»

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  • The future of computing - new architectures and new technologies. 2. Parallelism and information

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 137 - 142
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    For Part 1, see ibid., p. 61-65 (April 2002). The worlds of biology and physics both provide massive parallelism that can be exploited to speed up lengthy computations - with profound consequences for both everyday computing and cryptography. This article explores these possibilities and then, drawing also on material from Part 1, sketches what developments we may expect to see in the next few decades of computing technology. View full abstract»

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  • FLO/STRESS: an integrated software module to predict stress in electronic products

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 143 - 148
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    Software technology that predicts stress in electronic systems and packages, developed as part of TCS Programme, is described. The software is closely integrated within a thermal design tool providing the ability to simulate the coupled effects of airflow, temperature and stress on product performance. This integrated approach to analysis will help decrease the number of design cycles. View full abstract»

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  • Rapid display of Web content: a simple method for prefetching Web files

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 149 - 152
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    Increasing the speed of access to Web sites, whose presentation relies more and more on sophisticated graphics and multimedia, is very desirable from the point of view of the home user connected via a voice-band modem and the emerging wireless subscriber market. More sophisticated modulation techniques, combined with better data compression, provide additional bandwidth at the expense of greater complexity. One often overlooked approach, which can provide almost zero latency, is that of prefetching (or 'preloading') content ahead of its actual use. In certain application environments, where the user is likely to progress sequentially through the available material, prefetching graphics or text is a viable option. Obviously, this is undesirable. This article presents a simple approach to incorporating prefetching in a set of Web pages, which requires only minimal modification to the source HTML files. It does not require the client to load additional software or indeed even to be aware that prefetching is taking place. View full abstract»

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  • People in control human interfaces in control rooms, cockpits and command centres [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 108
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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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