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  • 2009 Global Network Interconnectivity (GNI) Symposium 

    Middlemiss, Melanie
    Telecommunications technologies and Internet services are experiencing unprecedented growth. Technological advances together with the growing scale of deployments are driving rapid change in the telecommunications arena. ...
  • An adaptive distributed workflow system framework 

    Purvis, Martin; Lemalu, Selena; Purvis, Maryam A.
    Workflow management systems are increasingly used to assist the automation of business processes that involve the exchange of documents, information, or task execution results. Recent developments in distributed information ...
  • Adaptive, evolving, hybrid connectionist systems for image pattern recognition 

    Kasabov, Nikola; Israel, Steven; Woodford, Brendon J
    The chapter presents a new methodology for building adaptive, incremental learning systems for image pattern classification. The systems are based on dynamically evolving fuzzy neural networks that are neural architectures ...
  • Agent based web service composition in the context of a supply-chain based workflow 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
    With the advent of Web Services, more and more business organizations make their services available on the Internet through Web Services and also use other services that are available on the corporate Intranet. From the ...
  • Agent modelling with Petri nets 

    Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen
    The use of intelligent software agents is a modelling paradigm that is gaining increasing attention in the applications of distributed systems. This paper identifies essential characteristics of agents and shows how they ...
  • An agent-based architecture for software tool coordination 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin
    This paper presents a practical multi-agent architecture for assisting users to coordinate the use of both special and general purpose software tools for performing tasks in a given problem domain. The architecture is open ...
  • Agent-based container terminal optimisation 

    Winikoff, Michael; Wagner, Hanno-Felix; Young, Thomas; Cranefield, Stephen; Jarquin, Roger; Li, Guannan; Martin, Brent; Unland, Rainer
    Container terminals play a critical role in international shipping and are under pressure to cope with increasing container traffic. The problem of managing container terminals effectively has a number of characteristics ...
  • Agent-based integration of web services with workflow management systems 

    Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Maryam A.
    Rapid changes in the business environment call for more flexible and adaptive workflow systems. Researchers have proposed that Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) comprising multiple agents can provide these capabilities. ...
  • Alternatives to regression models for estimating software projects 

    MacDonell, Stephen; Gray, Andrew
    The use of ‘standard’ regression analysis to derive predictive equations for software development has recently been complemented by increasing numbers of analyses using less common methods, such as neural networks, fuzzy ...
  • Analysis of the macroeconomic development of European and Asia-Pacific countries with the use of connectionist models 

    Kasabov, Nikola; Akpinar, H; Rizzi, L; Deng, Jeremiah D.
    The paper applies novel techniques for on-line, adaptive learning of macroeconomic data and a consecutive analysis and prediction. The evolving connectionist system paradigm (ECOS) is used in its two versions—unsupervised ...
  • Analysis of the New Zealand and Māori on-line translator 

    Laws, Mark R; Kilgour, Richard; Watts, Michael
    The English and Māori word translator ngā aho whakamāori-ā-tuhi was designed to provide single head-word translations to on-line web users. There are over 13,000 words all based on traditional text sources, derived because ...
  • An application of Bayesian network for predicting object-oriented software maintainability 

    van Koten, Chikako; Gray, Andrew
    As the number of object-oriented software systems increases, it becomes more important for organizations to maintain those systems effectively. However, currently only a small number of maintainability prediction models ...
  • Applications of fuzzy logic to software metric models for development effort estimation 

    Gray, Andrew; MacDonell, Stephen
    Software metrics are measurements of the software development process and product that can be used as variables (both dependent and independent) in models for project management. The most common types of these models are ...
  • Applying soft systems methodology to multimedia systems requirements analysis 

    Butt, Da’oud; Fletcher, Tim; MacDonell, Stephen; Norris, Brian; Wong, B L William
    The Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) was used to identify requirements for the development of one or more information systems for a local company. The outcome of using this methodology was the development of three multimedia ...
  • An architecture for self-organising evolvable virtual machines 

    Nowostawski, Mariusz; Purvis, Martin; Cranefield, Stephen
    Contemporary software systems are exposed to demanding, dynamic, and unpredictable environments where the traditional adaptability mechanisms may not be sufficient. To imitate and fully benefit from life-like adaptability ...
  • Assessing prediction systems 

    Kitchenham, Barbara; MacDonell, Stephen; Pickard, Lesley; Shepperd, Martin
    For some years software engineers have been attempting to develop useful prediction systems to estimate such attributes as the effort to develop a piece of software and the likely number of defects. Typically, prediction ...
  • Assurance of agent systems: What role should formal verification play? 

    Winikoff, Michael
    In this paper we consider the broader issue of gaining assurance that an agent system will behave appropriately when it is deployed. We ask to what extent this problem is addressed by existing research into formal verification. ...
  • Automated scoring of practical tests in an introductory course in information technology 

    Kennedy, Geoffrey
    In an introductory course in information technology at the University of Otago the acquisition of practical skills is considered to be a prime objective. An effective way of assessing the achievement of this objective is ...
  • Automatic sapstain detection in processed timber through image feature analysis 

    Deng, Jeremiah D.
    Sapstain is considered a defect that must be removed from processed wood. So far, research in automatic wood inspection systems has been mostly limited to dealing with knots. In this paper, we extract a number of colour ...
  • Automating information processing tasks: an agent-based architecture 

    Cranefield, Stephen; McKinlay, Bryce; Moreale, Emanuela; Purvis, Martin
    This paper describes an agent-based architecture designed to provide automation support for users who perform information processing tasks using a collection of distributed and disparate software tools and on-line resources. ...