Research Challenges, 2000. Proceedings. Academia/Industry Working Conference on

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  • Proceedings Academia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges '00. Next Generation Enterprises: Virtual Organizations and Mobile/Pervasive Technologies. AIWORC'00. (Cat. No.PR00628)

    Publication Year: 2000
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    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):367 - 370
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  • Telemedicine systems for collaborative diagnosis over the Internet: towards virtual “collaboratories”

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):191 - 196
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    The working experience of the National Institute for Cancer Research (INRC) of Genova, Italy, in the use of Internet technology for second opinions and teleconsultations in histology and cytology is presented. In the first section, the current state of the art of telepathology is reviewed and the main requirements, which generally address a telepathology system, are briefly analyzed. The second se... View full abstract»

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  • A generic architecture for virtual enterprises in TeleSurve

    Publication Year: 2000
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    In TeleSurve (Telematics based Virtual Service Enterprise, a project supported by the European Commission 1998-1999 under Esprit 25537) an electronic commerce framework for the virtual service enterprise was developed and demonstrated. Partners were Empirica GmbH (D), Pallas Athena BV (NL), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (GB), PC Security Ltd. (GB, now Netlexis Ltd.) as technical solution provider... View full abstract»

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  • Kaleida Health utilization of new network technologies to deliver digital video

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):183 - 189
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    As the healthcare industry moves into the next millennium, new technologies in network infrastructure will allow for improved communication between all facets of the organization. Kaleida Health of Buffalo NY has implemented the foundation on which these new technologies will operate. Kaleida Health has evaluated their traditional network architecture and looked at solutions for improving performa... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks and customer grouping in e-commerce: a framework using fuzzy ART

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):331 - 336
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    This paper introduces a proposed neural network-based data mining method that utilizes a company's internal data about customers for the purpose of marketing strategies such as target marketing and direct marketing. Unlike past data mining approaches that put market survey or customer feedback data into input values, the fuzzy ART neural network proposed in this paper takes a customer's purchasing... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual organizations: the key dimensions

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):3 - 8
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    By analyzing the practice of contemporary organizations, this paper explores the concept of virtuality as a nature of organizations. Drawing on research in organizational science and information systems, it proposes a framework containing six critical dimensions, which may be used as a basis to characterize, study and compare virtual organizations. These critical dimensions are purpose, connectivi... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile virtual enterprises. The future of electronic business and consumer services

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):311 - 316
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    Business operations have changed significantly over the last 30 years as technological and economic changes have driven increasing opportunities and competition. Most industrial companies have seen this change from product quality competition in the 1970s to product pricing competition in the 1980s to product availability and mix competition in the 1990s. Each new wave of competition has added new... View full abstract»

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  • Building flexible mobile applications for next generation enterprises

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):127 - 132
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    In order to understand and gain practical insights into various aspects of next-generation enterprises (NGEs), we are building a testbed for flexible mobile applications. We started with a generic architecture and used it to build different applications in different domains. Our testbed consists of a multi-tiered architecture incorporating various user interfaces and access technologies, middlewar... View full abstract»

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  • Building virtual communities for research collaboration

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):27 - 32
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    This paper discusses the problem of how to grow and evolve virtual infrastructures that support the development and growth of geographically dispersed research communities. It describes ongoing research into personalization within a collaborative environment intended as a “virtual campus”. As part of this research it provides initial reports on a project that is developing collaborativ... View full abstract»

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  • Modelling distributed knowledge processes in next generation multidisciplinary alliances

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):83 - 91
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    Current research on distributed knowledge processes suggests a critical conflict between knowledge processes in groups and the technologies built to support them. The conflict centers on observations that authentic and efficient knowledge creation and sharing is deeply embedded in an interpersonal face to face context, but that technologies to support distributed knowledge processes rely on the as... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a mobile enterprise framework

    Publication Year: 2000
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    The RM-ODP Enterprise Language comprises concepts, rules and structures for the specification of a community, where a community comprises objects (human, software, or combinations thereof) formed to meet an objective. The Enterprise Language focuses on the purpose, scope and policies of the community, where an enterprise policy is a set of rules with a particular objective related to the community... View full abstract»

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  • Transformation of the health care industry by eMedicine: from low-tech low-touch to high-tech high-touch

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):177 - 182
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    The Physician Office Visit (POV) forms the core of health care in the USA. We consider how eMedicine can transform this foundation of health care. Can eMedicine technologies improve the efficiency of the POV, its effectiveness, or both? In the short run, we believe that there is a greater opportunity to improve effectiveness than to improve efficiency. In the long run, however, eMedicine technolog... View full abstract»

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  • Distance learning using Web-based multimedia environment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):325 - 330
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    The “schooling industry” is faced with an inescapable demand to redefine its endeavors in terms of producing learning, rather than providing instructions. We propose a hybrid learning model to attract distance as well as traditional students. One of the major components of this model is the Web-based learning and interaction. We review the available avenues of distance learning and off... View full abstract»

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  • An interpreter for adaptable supply chain planning algorithms

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):299 - 310
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    Describes and tests the notion of a generic search interpreter (GSI). A GSI is an interpreter and an associated programming language with three characteristics: (1) any conceivable algorithmic search strategy can be programmed in the language, (2) any given program will work for any given search problem, and (3) perturbing any given program results in a feasible alternative program. These characte... View full abstract»

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  • The MAKE-IT project: Manufacturing Agents in a Knowledge-based Environment driven by Internet Technologies

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):281 - 291
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    MAKE-IT (Manufacturing Agents in a Knowledge-based Environment driven by Internet Technologies) is a research project whose objective is the definition and the implementation of “small” software architectures that can be taken into account as agents - which can perform simple rule-based actions while performing a quite heavy and complex coordination. The main field of application of th... View full abstract»

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  • E-commerce extended platform

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):121 - 126
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    The lack of infrastructure performance for Web-based applications often translates into lost revenues and customers. While a classic Web site could survive with 95% availability, an e-commerce solution could hardly last with a few hours of downtime in a week. For e-commerce, like any other new technology, there comes a time when the infrastructure must achieve unprecedented levels of reliability, ... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile computing: wireless access to multimedia applications and its implications for a campus network

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):259 - 260
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    The Network and Computing Services section of Cornell Information Technologies, in partnership with the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University is sponsoring a trial for wireless services on campus. This paper presents an evaluation framework, and we report the results that were available as of April 2000. Some 100 students and 12 researchers are contributing to the work, and it is an... View full abstract»

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  • Coordinating technologies for knowledge management in virtual organizations

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):21 - 26
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    In order for organizations to succeed, they must be able to respond with flexibility in a geographically dispersed environment. Virtual organizations, which can form, disband, and re-form to meet ill-defined and emerging situations are playing an important role in organizational strategies. For virtual organizations to be successful, the system level elements of hardware, software and knowledge ma... View full abstract»

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  • System dynamics for knowledge-based decision making

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):107 - 112
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    As knowledge has been recognized as a new resource in gaining organizational competitiveness, knowledge management (KM) is suggested as a method to manage and apply knowledge for business management. KM research, however, has focused on identifying, storing and distributing the transaction-related knowledge in an organization. There has been little research on applying the knowledge to decision-ma... View full abstract»

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  • QoS considerations on the third generation (3G) wireless systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):249 - 254
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    A traffic management strategy which is better than the best-effort service delivery approach is needed in 3G wireless networks in order to meet demands from users who are accustomed to landline applications. Such a strategy must support quality of service (QoS) in order to accommodate demands from a diverse group of users. One of the major promises of 3G system proposals is the ability to offer en... View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting the overlap of security and fault-tolerance

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):361 - 365
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    The need for highly secure, highly dependable computer systems is acute in today's world. As an example, the United States' President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection identifies the nation's electrical, transportation, telecommunication, and financial systems as critical points, all of which heavily depend on computer technology. However, security and fault-tolerance are frequent... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic information management: organizational and performance aspects

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    We enhance the formally defined strategic information management (SIM) process. The SIM process suggested treats the information from a resource based perspective and formalizes the links and the interaction with the strategic management (SM) process. The subprocesses, which constitute the SIM process, are explicitly defined. An explicit and well-defined integration is proposed between the SIM and... View full abstract»

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  • Eliminating redundancies in cascaded supply chains and its organizational implementation issues

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    The unified demand planning process proposed is an intention to centralize demand planning activities for cascaded supply chain (CSC) partners. It is a collaboration process based on electronic logistics. We concentrate on the demand planning process to illustrate how redundancies occur in CSC, and we suggest the unification of demand planning processes to eliminate redundancies regarding electron... View full abstract»

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  • A local/global strategy based on signal strength for message routing in wireless mobile ad-hoc networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):227 - 232
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    Route switching is an important issue to connection-oriented communication that needs to maintain a route for a certain period. This paper suggests a new approach to ease the route switching problems in a network with higher migration rate of hosts. By monitoring the signal strength of messages, a host in a route that receives an incoming message can detect possible route fluctuations locally. As ... View full abstract»

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