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Responding to the Need for International Legitimacy: Strengthening the IDF Strike Force
Yuval Bazak
Military and Strategic Affairs , 2011,
Abstract: The takeover of the Turkish ship MV Mavi Marmara, which prompted massive condemnation of Israel, demonstrated clearly the widening gap between how the IDF operates and how its actions are viewed by international public opinion. The IDF appears to have operated in accordance with international law in the face of explicit provocation intended to help a known terrorist organization under the guise of providing it with humanitarian assistance. The justi cation for the action was obvious, as was the manner in which the IDF acted, both in terms of the mode of action and in terms of the operational level, including the conduct of the ghters whose lives were in danger once they boarded the ship. Therefore, the world’s harsh condemnation of Israel was nothing short of hypocrisy. This essay analyzes the main changes that have occurred in the strategic arena, especially the rising in uence of the delegitimization campaign on the deployment of military force. The essay claims that in light of these changes the IDF must formulate a comprehensive strategy to coordinate force buildup and force deployment, and thereby allow an effective confrontation with the complex challenges facing the nation.
Based on the Force Deployment Model of Unascertained Expectation  [cached]
Jianli Chen
Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology , 2013,
Abstract: In this study, we utilize the unascertained mathematics method to give the unascertained number of countermeasure of anti-terrorism strategic force deployment and unknown event. It has been defined the situation sets of force deployment, condition density and mathematical expectation of density model. It has been given the unascertained parameters Cij which decide and direct the force deployment. Find out the condition density matrix of force deployment, further get the conditional density of single target force deployment, using the maximum density mathematical expectation in order to get the optimal mathematical model of multiple target force deployment. Analyzing the coefficient of model and provide two kinds of discussed computing method. The model overcomes the limitation of past deterministic thinking method which study the force deployment and provide the decision maker a relative substantial theory evidence.
Staff Planning at the National Library of the Netherlands
Dick Langbroek
Liber Quarterly : The Journal of European Research Libraries , 2010,
Abstract: The Koninklijke Bibliotheek in the Netherlands has developed a Strategic Staff Planning Programme to deal with the challenges of an ageing workforce, succession issues for management and specialised positions, and short-term budget cuts in combination with expected long-term staff shortages. This article describes the reasons for the Programme, steps taken to develop it, and preliminary results. The programme includes a Trainee Programme, a Management Trainee Programme, Individual Career Counselling and a Career Service Centre.
Planning and Analysis Tool for Large Scale Deployment of Wireless Sensor Network  [PDF]
Apala Ray
International Journal of Next-Generation Networks , 2009,
Abstract: In this paper the importance of tool-suite for large scale Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) deploymentscenario has been investigated. This tool-suite is classified depending on the required feature for WSNdeployment. Here both pre-deployment and post deployment has been considered for classification.Planning tool is used in pre-deployment phase and diagnostic tool is used in post-deployment phase. Toenable a good planning for WSN, a proper model of WSN and the number and position of sensor nodesare required. In post deployment phase, the diagnostic tool will monitor the health of the deployednetwork status. In this paper, a direction of development of this type of tool has been presented and thechallenges of building this type of tool are also discussed
Discharge planning: Narrated by nursing staff in primary healthcare and their concerns about using video conferencing in the planning session – An interview study  [cached]
Malin Hofflander,Lina Nilsson,Sara Eriksén,Christel Borg
Journal of Nursing Education and Practice , 2013, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v3n1p88
Abstract: Background/Objective: This paper sets out to describe experience-based reflections on discharge planning as narrated by nursing staff in primary healthcare, along with their concerns about how the introduction of video conferencing might influence the discharge planning situation. Methods: Interviews were conducted with nursing staff working at a primary healthcare centre in South East Sweden. Each interview took place was conducted on a one-to-one basis in dialogue form, using open questions and supported by an interview guide. It was then analysed using a phenomenological hermeneutic method. Participants were eligible for the study if they had given their informed consent and if they worked with discharge planning and home-based healthcare provision. In total, 10 of the 30 persons working at the primary healthcare centre participated in the study. Results: It was found that nursing staff in primary healthcare regarded the planning session as stressful, time-consuming and characterised by a lack of respect between nursing staff at the hospital and nursing staff in primary healthcare. They also described uncertainty and hesitation about using video conferences where patients might probably be the losers and nursing staff the winners. Conclusions: It is suggested that there is a need for improvement in communication and understanding between nursing staff at the hospital and nursing staff in primary healthcare in order to develop discharge planning. There is also a need for the nursing staff in primary healthcare to obtain more information about how Information Technology (IT) solutions could support their work and help them to find ways to collaborate.
An Extended Virtual Force-Based Approach to Distributed Self-Deployment in Mobile Sensor Networks
Jun Li,Baihai Zhang,Lingguo Cui,Senchun Chai
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/417307
Abstract: Virtual physics based approach is one of the major solutions for self-deployment in mobile sensor networks with stochastic distribution of nodes. To overcome the connectivity maintenance and nodes stacking problems in the traditional virtual force algorithm (VFA), an extended virtual force-based approach is investigated to achieve the ideal deployment. In low- VFA, the orientation force is proposed to guarantee the continuous connectivity. While in high- VFA, a judgment of distance force between node and its faraway nodes is considered for preventing node stacking from nonplanar connectivity. Simulation results show that self-deployment by the proposed extended virtual force approach can effectively reach the ideal deployment in the mobile sensor networks with different ratio of communication range to sensing range. Furthermore, it gets better performance in coverage rate, distance uniformity, and connectivity uniformity than prior VFA.
Quality Function Deployment (QFD) House of Quality for Strategic Planning of Computer Security of SMEs
Jorge A. Ruiz-Vanoye,Ocotlán Díaz-Parra,Juan Arturo Nolazco-Flores,Ana Canepa Saenz
International Journal of Combinatorial Optimization Problems and Informatics , 2013,
Abstract: This article proposes to implement the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) House of Quality for strategic planning of computer security for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). The House of Quality (HoQ) applied to computer security of SME is a framework to convert the security needs of corporate computing in a set of specifications to improve computer security.
Planning soil tillage using quality function deployment (QFD)
Milan, Marcos;Barros, José Wandmark Duarte;Gava, José Luiz;
Scientia Agricola , 2003, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-90162003000200003
Abstract: the brazilian forest sector represents about 4% of gross domestic product (gdp) which is correspondent to us$ 21.0 billion. the natural forest area is approximately 4.8 million hectares and for the near future there will be a need to increase the planted area. to avoid or minimize the impact of mechanized practices on forest soils, the reduced tillage has been developed. the aim of this work is to define the technical priorities of the reduced tillage for eucalyptus seedlings, using quality function deployment (qdf). the design requirements classified as the most important to attend seedling demands were the furrow width and depth, and clod sizes. qfd has the potential to be applied to agro-forestry systems to translate plant demands into technical requirements.
Platform Planning for Mass Customization Based on Quality Function Deployment
Ji Chan Jung,Joon Young Park
International Journal of Electronic Business Management , 2008,
Abstract: The decision on the specification of a product development process based on the general platform is determined by the customer requirement/needs analysis, that is, the quality function deployment, through which common parts/components, options, and so on, are determined and MC level (number of derivative products) is decided through the requirements of customers. However, the current QFD method has the shortcomings that some requirements of customers are excluded based on the relative priority when quantitatively averaging such requirements to reflect them in the target and final specification. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to segment the requirements of customers hierarchically by desire of customers based on Kano analysis, break down requirements of customers by the level of customer desire and determine the specification according to QFD in an attempt to present the guideline on the decision of MC level depending on the platform and customer desire class. This will ensure an optimal balance between the customer sacrifice and flexibility of production.
Planning soil tillage using quality function deployment (QFD)  [cached]
Milan Marcos,Barros José Wandmark Duarte,Gava José Luiz
Scientia Agricola , 2003,
Abstract: The Brazilian forest sector represents about 4% of gross domestic product (GDP) which is correspondent to US$ 21.0 billion. The natural forest area is approximately 4.8 million hectares and for the near future there will be a need to increase the planted area. To avoid or minimize the impact of mechanized practices on forest soils, the reduced tillage has been developed. The aim of this work is to define the technical priorities of the reduced tillage for eucalyptus seedlings, using quality function deployment (QDF). The design requirements classified as the most important to attend seedling demands were the furrow width and depth, and clod sizes. QFD has the potential to be applied to agro-forestry systems to translate plant demands into technical requirements.
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