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The Web Geometry Laboratory Project  [PDF]
Pedro Quaresma,Vanda Santos,Seifeddine Bouallegue
Computer Science , 2013,
Abstract: The "Web Geometry Laboratory" (WGL) project's goal is to build an adaptive and collaborative blended-learning Web-environment for geometry. In its current version (1.0) the WGL is already a collaborative blended-learning Web-environment integrating a dynamic geometry system (DGS) and having some adaptive features. All the base features needed to implement the adaptive module and to allow the integration of a geometry automated theorem prover (GATP) are also already implemented. The actual testing of the WGL platform by high-school teachers is underway and a field-test with high-school students is being prepared. The adaptive module and the GATP integration will be the next steps of this project.
Developing a Lean Consciousness for the Clinical Laboratory
Ana K. Stankovi
Journal of Medical Biochemistry , 2008, DOI: 10.2478/v10011-008-0015-2
Abstract: This is an overview of the principles of Lean and Six Sigma as a means of streamlining operations and improving productivity. Manufacturing sectors have employed these concepts with much success. The primary goal of a lean initiative is to deliver quality products and services the first time and every time. To accomplish this, all activities that do not add value (i.e., waste) must be eliminated or, if not feasible, reduced. The demands of today's healthcare environment warrant the integration of quality management systems such as these to meet increased workloads, staff shortages, and the demand for rapid turnaround for specimen results. This paper discusses Lean and Six Sigma strategies as well as their application for the clinical laboratory, specifically utilizing tools such as 5S, the Kaizen Blitz, process mapping, and value stream mapping. By implementing these tools to maximize process flow, eliminate waste, and recognize the variations that can hinder the delivery of high-quality services, healthcare professionals can reach their efficiency goals, reduce costs, and provide customer satisfaction.
The prototyping/early construction phase of the BAIKAL-GVD project  [PDF]
A. D. Avrorin,A. V. Avrorin,V. M. Aynutdinov,R. Bannasch,I. A. Belolaptikov,D. Yu. Bogorodsky,V. B. Brudanin,N. M. Budnev,I. A. Danilchenko,G. V. Domogatsky,A. A. Doroshenko,A. N. Dyachok,Zh-A. M. Dzhilkibaev,S. V. Fialkovsky,A. R. Gafarov,O. N. Gaponenko,K. V. Golubkov,T. I. Gress,Z. Honz,K. G. Kebkal,O. G. Kebkal,K. V. Konishchev,E. N. Konstantinov,A. V. Korobchenko,A. P. Koshechkin,F. K. Koshel,V. A. Kozhin,V. F. Kulepov,D. A. Kuleshov,V. I. Ljashuk,A. I. Lolenko,M. B. Milenin,R. A. Mirgazov,E. A. Osipova,A. I. Panfilov,L. V. Panjkov,A. A. Perevalov,E. N. Pliskovsky,V. A. Poleshuk,M. I. Rozanov,V. F. Rubtsov,E. V. Rjabov,B. A. Shaybonov,A. A. Sheifler,A. V. Skurikhin,A. A. Smagina,O. V. Suvorova,B. A. Tarashchansky,S. A. Yakovlev,A. V. Zagorodnikov,V. A. Zhukov,V. L. Zurbanov
Physics , 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2013.10.064
Abstract: The Prototyping phase of the BAIKAL-GVD project has been started in April 2011 with the deployment of a three string engineering array which comprises all basic elements and systems of the Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD) in Lake Baikal. In April 2012 the version of engineering array which comprises the first full-scale string of the GVD demonstration cluster has been deployed and operated during 2012. The first stage of the GVD demonstration cluster which consists of three strings is deployed in April 2013. We review the Prototyping phase of the BAIKAL-GVD project and describe the configuration and design of the 2013 engineering array.
Abductive Reasoning Driven Approach to Project - Like Production Flow Prototyping
Grzegorz Bocewicz , Zbigniew Banaszak
Foundations of Management , 2009, DOI: 10.2478/v10238-012-0004-0
Abstract: Constraint Programming (CP) is an emergent software technology for declarative description and effective solving of large combinatorial problems especially in the area of integrated production planning. In that context, CP can be considered as an appropriate framework for development of decision making software supporting scheduling of multi-robot in a multi-product job shop. The paper deals with multi-resource problem in which more than one shared renewable and non-renewable resource type may be required by manufacturing operation and the availability of each type is time-windows limited. The problem belongs to a class of NP-complete ones. The aim of the paper is to present a knowledge based and CLP-driven approach to multi-robot task allocation providing a prompt service to a set of routine queries stated both in straight and reverse way. Provided examples illustrate both cases while taking into account an accurate as well as an uncertain specification of robots and workers operation time.
Parallel Vectorized Algebraic AES in MATLAB for Rapid Prototyping of Encrypted Sensor Processing Algorithms and Database Analytics  [PDF]
Jeremy Kepner,Vijay Gadepally,Braden Hancock,Peter Michaleas,Elizabeth Michel,Mayank Varia
Computer Science , 2015,
Abstract: The increasing use of networked sensor systems and networked databases has led to an increased interest in incorporating encryption directly into sensor algorithms and database analytics. MATLAB is the dominant tool for rapid prototyping of sensor algorithms and has extensive database analytics capabilities. The advent of high level and high performance Galois Field mathematical environments allows encryption algorithms to be expressed succinctly and efficiently. This work leverages the Galois Field primitives found the MATLAB Communication Toolbox to implement a mode of the Advanced Encrypted Standard (AES) based on first principals mathematics. The resulting implementation requires 100x less code than standard AES implementations and delivers speed that is effective for many design purposes. The parallel version achieves speed comparable to native OpenSSL on a single node and is sufficient for real-time prototyping of many sensor processing algorithms and database analytics.
Screen-Based Prototyping: A Conceptual Framework  [PDF]
E. Kheirkhah,A. Deraman,Z.S. Tabatabaie
Information Technology Journal , 2009,
Abstract: In any software development process, Requirements Engineering (RE) has been recognized as a critical factor in determining the quality of the software projects. In this study, an efficient technique, that is screen-based prototyping, is proposed to increase users’ involvement in RE tasks and bridge the communication gap between end-users and software developers. This prototyping technique can be employed by most of requirements engineering methodologies. Screen-based prototyping employs the use-case driven approach in constructing prototypes and realize each use-case using a sequence of screens. Graph structure and related concepts are used to implement the prototypes and create various scenarios of use-cases.
Case Study on the Lean Six Sigma Management for Information Technology Service Management Project of G Commercial Bank  [PDF]
Yongmei Xu, Fan Zhang, Xiaowen Ye
Technology and Investment (TI) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ti.2013.42009

Based on the literature review which concludes the Lean Six Sigma management theory, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and the key success factors of Information Technology service management (ITSM), this paper analyzes the present situation of information system in G bank and also the challenge it is facing. Furthermore, this paper puts forward a process optimization scheme for the production changes of G bank’s ITSM with the Lean Six Sigma management theory. What’s more, the paper dissects the production changes of G bank’s ITSM by means of DMAIC method in order to achieve these four goals: Firstly, optimizing the process and improving the internal work efficiency also. Secondly, reducing the variation and the error rate and also improving the system availability. Thirdly, strengthen the business interaction in order that the IT value could be reflected preferably. The last but not least, cutting the overtime is to improve employee satisfaction. But improving the ITSM of the banking industry is our ultimate aim.

Integración conceptual Green-Lean en el dise o, planificación y construcción de proyectos Green-Lean conceptual integration in the project design, planning and construction  [cached]
Patricia Martinez,Vicente González,Eduardo Fonseca
Revista ingeniería de construcción , 2009,
Abstract: El actual escenario de competitividad en el que se mueven las empresas de ingeniería, demanda nuevos enfoques de producción, donde las variables medioambientales juegan un papel relevante. En este sentido el concepto de sustentabilidad debe empezar a ser manejado por todos los agentes involucrados: ingenieros, arquitectos, mandantes, entre otros. El concepto de sustentabilidad, por ser de carácter general, se ha mantenido en un ámbito más bien conceptual, haciéndose complejo el desarrollo de herramientas que faciliten su consideración a través del ciclo de vida completo de un proyecto. Este estudio tuvo por propósito integrar las filosofías de Construcción sustentable, o Green Building, y Lean Construction, esta última empleada como el complemento necesario para entregar una base de análisis centrada en la gestión de producción. Se definió como ciclo de vida acotado las etapas de dise o, planificación y construcción, determinándose vectores de integración por medio del análisis morfológico y matrices de impacto cruzado. Se determinaron los vectores con relación directa para la implementación de la integración Green-Lean. Para operacionalizar la integración Green-Lean se empleó como herramienta de implementación la Constructabilidad, la que permitió secuenciar los procesos de construcción, ejercicio conceptual aplicado sólo a la etapa de dise o. Como resultado, se estableció a nivel conceptual que las herramientas aplicadas en la gestión de proyectos de construcción (Lean Construction y Constructabilidad), entregan un soporte sólido para la operacionalización, y futura aplicación, de criterios de sustentabilidad en los procesos y etapas que involucra el ciclo de vida completo de los proyectos de construcción. Current competitiveness scenario in which engineering companies act, demands new production approaches, where the environmental variables play a key role. In such a way, the sustainability concept should begin to be managed by all the agents involved: engineers, architects, owners, among others. Sustainability concept, being of general character, has remained in a conceptual context, becoming difficult the development of tools that facilitate its consideration through the entire project life cycle. This study had as purpose to integrate the philosophies of Sustainable Construction, or Green Building, and Lean Construction, the latter employee as the necessary complement to give an analysis baseline focused on the production management. The design, planning and construction stages were defined as the enclosed life cycle, being determined integration
Debreceni M?szaki K?zlemények , 2007,
Abstract: As with most other production philosophies and management practices, lean principles cannot be universally applied. However, because they are fundamentally customer value driven, they are suitable for many manufacturing environments. There are five basic principles of lean manufacturing: understanding customer, value stream analysis, flow, pull, perfection. These five lean principles work together and are fundamental to the elimination of waste. This paper illustrates how I supports the first steps of lean principles in a factory, using a simple Value Stream Mapping symbols. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a visualization tool oriented to the Toyota version of Lean Manufacturing (Toyota Production System). It helps to understand and streamline work processes using the tools and techniques of Lean Manufacturing.
A Comparative Study of Milestones for Featuring GUI Prototyping Tools  [PDF]
Thiago Rocha Silva, Jean-Luc Hak, Marco Winckler, Olivier Nicolas
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2017.106031
Abstract: Prototyping is one of the core activities of User-Centered Design (UCD) processes and an integral component of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. For many years, prototyping was synonym of paper-based mockups and only more recently we can say that dedicated tools for supporting prototyping activities really reach the market. In this paper, we propose to analyze the evolution of prototyping tools for supporting the development process of interactive systems. For that, this paper presents a review of the literature. We analyze the tools proposed by academic community as a proof of concepts and/or support to research activities. Moreover, we also analyze prototyping tools that are available in the market. We report our observation in terms of features that appear over time and constitute milestones for understating the evolution of concerns related to the development and use of prototyping tools. This survey covers publications published since 1988 in some of the main HCI conferences and 118 commercial tools available on the web. The results enable a brief comparison of characteristics present in both academic and commercial tools, how they have evolved, and what are the gaps that can provide insights for future research and development.
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