Proceedings. 24th EUROMICRO Conference (Cat. No.98EX204)

27-27 Aug. 1998

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  • Proceedings. 24th EUROMICRO Conference (Cat. No.98EX204)

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):xxxv - xxxviii
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  • FPGA based implementation of a Hopfield neural network for solving constraint satisfaction problems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):688 - 693 vol.2
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    The paper discusses the implementation of Hopfield neural networks for solving constraint satisfaction problems using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). It discusses techniques for formulating such problems as discrete neural networks, and then it describes the N-Queen problem using this formulation. A prototype implementation of a number of different N-Queen problems is described and results... View full abstract»

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  • Designing interactive multimedia learning systems on the Web using a new graphical navigational design technique

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):604 - 609 vol.2
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    The traditional navigational design techniques do not provide a good way of handling the complexity of the navigational path of hypermedia systems, such as a learning system on the Web. When the number of pages (or nodes) of the learning system grows, the links among these pages increase exponentially. This makes the navigational design diagram of a twenty page, e.g., hypermedia learning system al... View full abstract»

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  • Process improvement by change of paradigm in an agriculture company

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):775 - 778 vol.2
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    Documents the process improvement of the Irsslinger company through the ESSI-21677 project (FLOWERPOWER) with its work performed and the experiences gained. In this paper, the objectives and the experiences of the process improvement experiment (PIE) in the company are described. In particular, the methods we used, the tools we introduced during the experiment and the problems we experienced in ge... View full abstract»

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  • The pros and cons of Web programming

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):984 - 988 vol.2
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    The paper evaluates the most important Web programming languages (i.e. Perl, Unix Shell, C and C++, Java, Eiffel, Scripts). After overviewing the significant features, the advantages and limitations are compared. The suitability of different programming means for specific applications is also considered and discussed View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and querying video databases

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):492 - 498 vol.2
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    Indexing video data is essential for providing content based access. This paper develops a data model and a rule-based query language for video content based indexing and retrieval. The data model is based on the notion of generalized strata, which can be seen as a set of intervals. Each interval can be analyzed to extract symbolic descriptions of interest that can be put into a database. This dat... View full abstract»

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  • A novel neural network training technique based on a multi-algorithm constrained optimization strategy

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):683 - 687 vol.2
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    A novel methodology for efficient offline training of multilayer perceptrons (MLPs) is presented. The training is formulated as an optimization problem subject to box-constraints for the weights, so as to enhance the network's generalization capability. An optimization strategy is used combining variable metric, conjugate gradient and no-derivative pattern search methods that renders the training ... View full abstract»

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  • Improved multimedia server I/O subsystems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):514 - 519 vol.2
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    The main function of a continuous media server is to concurrently stream data from storage to multiple clients over a network. The resulting streams will congest the host CPU bus, reducing access to the system's main memory, which degrades CPU performance. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ways of improving I/O subsystems of continuous media servers. Several improved I/O subsystem archit... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband services in the access network: a technical-economic comparison of wired and wireless systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):597 - 603 vol.2
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    The paper presents a technical and economic comparison between wireless and cabled systems for the delivery of wideband services. The cabled solution is based on high bit rate transmission techniques using the existing copper pair cables. The wireless solution is based on cellular systems in the 40 GHz band. The economic comparison is performed by means of a simulation tool which allows us to obta... View full abstract»

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  • Process-product unification in a decentralized environment: a status report

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):769 - 774 vol.2
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    Process-product unification and decentralization when considered together reflect the actual behavior of software development organizations. These two concepts enable team members to switch between process and product activities easily, and empower them to take process definition, enactment and monitoring responsibility. We investigate the requirements of software development techniques and tools ... View full abstract»

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  • A fast metric approach to feature subset selection

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):733 - 736 vol.2
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    A simple approach to feature subset selection is proposed. During the training stage, the method selects the features that simultaneously minimize the within-class distance and maximize the between-class distance. Experiments performed on the Iris Plants Database and the Pima Indians Diabetes Database show that the approach is practical because it is fast and yet the correct classification rates a... View full abstract»

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  • Managing processes with network objects and their translation

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):1037 - 1044 vol.2
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    The mpC language and its supportive portable programming environment are aimed at efficiently-portable modular parallel programming heterogeneous networks of computers (HNCs). Unlike traditional tools used for portable programming HNCs, mpC provides more advanced facilities for process management to support efficient portability. The paper presents the abstraction of network object introduced in t... View full abstract»

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  • User-profile adaptable resource management system for workstation cluster architectures

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):976 - 983 vol.2
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    The increasing use of workstation clusters as a substitute for distributed memory computing systems has gained widespread popularity due to the existence of the inexpensive and powerful workstations. Besides using remote execution commands in a workstation cluster users have incomplete information about the state of the whole system. Therefore, a large number of workstations frequently remain idle... View full abstract»

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  • A product-process dependency definition method

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):898 - 904 vol.2
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    The success of most software companies depends largely on software product quality. High product quality is usually a result of advanced software development processes. Hence, improvement actions should be selected based on sound knowledge about the dependencies between software product quality attributes and software development processes. The article describes a method for developing product/pro... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced hardware and software architectures for computational intelligence-application to a real world problem

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):1068 - 1075 vol.2
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    Computational intelligence and its applications have been under dynamic development in the last years. The research areas as fuzzy logic, neural networks or evolutionary computation have demonstrated their power on a large amount of problems, e.g. in pattern recognition, system control, system diagnosis, and intelligent signal processing. We give a short review of the developments in this area ove... View full abstract»

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  • Retransmission scheme for MPEG streams in mission critical multimedia applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):574 - 580 vol.2
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    Since multimedia data are characterized by continuity and massive volume, compression techniques such as MPEG are used for efficient transmission. However, transmission error occurring at a frame tends to be propagated to other frames because MPEG frames cross-reference one another upon presentation. Due to time constraints, it is usual to discard without retransmission the data which have transmi... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-view specification of CSCW applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):484 - 491 vol.2
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    The paper deals with formal specification of the user interface layer for an audio-video conferencing tool. The used specification method is based on a combination of CADT (Concurrent Abstract Data Types) and DistTL (Distributed Temporal Logic). This combination allows to specify three views of an application: the architectural view, the view of the system and user behaviour and the view of data. ... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of a RBF network based on possibilistic reasoning

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):677 - 682 vol.2
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    A hardware implementation of a computational adaptive radial basis function network is presented. Using a standard CMOS technology, the core circuits and the essential parts of the learning algorithm are implemented by means of functional integration. The wiring complexity of the network is reduced by an additional output pattern layer. This structure also benefits the applied dynamic on-line lear... View full abstract»

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  • A master-medium-based interactive synchronization control scheme for distributed multimedia systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):506 - 513 vol.2
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    Providing VCR-like functions in distributed environments is not trivial, especially for multi-stream multimedia presentations, which may contain continuous media, e.g., audio and video, and static media, e.g., text and image. In this paper we: point out the main problems in interactive multimedia communications; propose some concepts to solve the problems; identify the control architecture for pro... View full abstract»

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  • Improving the performance of fuzzy systems by using local partitioning

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):745 - 752 vol.2
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    A method of input space partitioning is presented. It uses a quad tree structure, B-spline functions as fuzzy basis functions and a multiresolution aspect inspired by the wavelet theory. Only the basis functions for the coarsest level are needed. Thereafter, the other basis functions for the finer levels can be formed iteratively. As the different scales of resolution and the corresponding basic e... View full abstract»

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  • The improvement of a software design methodology by encapsulating knowledge from code

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):913 - 918 vol.2
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    While numerous software engineering methodologies exist, are well documented, and are widely used, e.g. JSD, SSADM, etc., it can be argued that none cater for the specific problems associated with reengineering legacy, or dusty-deck systems. This paper reports on a development environment, KATT, that enshrines a methodology which enables the development of new codes or the reengineering of existin... View full abstract»

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  • Design and performance evaluation of a buffer replacement algorithm utilizing reference interval information

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):589 - 596 vol.2
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    To support large storage capacity and fulfill real time characteristics of continuous media storage systems, we need to improve the performance of disk I/O subsystems. To improve the performance, we exploit a data sharing scheme that reduces the number of disk I/Os. We utilize the advance knowledge of continuous media streams that is used to anticipate block demands, and so promoting the sharing o... View full abstract»

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  • Towards continuous process development: designing SQA function for large organisation needs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):763 - 768 vol.2
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    Established Software Quality Assurance function is expected to be an information channel in an organisation. Senior management gets information on how well-defined processes are followed, designers get feedback on the quality of their work and process developers get information on the need to improve the existing processes. Just setting up an SQA organisation is not enough in managing these tasks.... View full abstract»

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  • From design to implementation using the Parallel Program Generator

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):924 - 931 vol.2
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    The development of parallel applications usually require the use of different techniques for each of the phases of development. The paper reports on the process of moving from the design of a parallel real time application into its implementation using the Parallel Program Generator. This tool is part of a visual environment for the development of parallel real time programs, an integrated environ... View full abstract»

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