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Why Architecture Graduates Do Not Register as Architects: A Quantitative and Qualitative South Australian Study 1999-2011  [PDF]
Susan J. Shannon, Naomi Webb, Yishu Zeng, Jenna Holder
Creative Education (CE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2014.516171
Abstract: Australia is not making the most of its architecture skills base because gender-based issues appear to be deterring female graduates from completing their registration as architects; gaining suitable employment is also a factor in non-registration for men and women. Architectural registration is required in all Australian states, and by Australia’s major trading partners, to safeguard the public and regulate the profession. Tracking 13 cohorts of graduates from two adjacent Australian architecture schools (in one state, South Australia) revealed that more than three-quarters of female graduates over the period 1999-2011 had not registered as architects prior to 2014. Although, nationally, 21% of registered architects in Australia are women, there would be an expectation that this number is closing in male registration (79%) due largely to historically low female enrolments in architecture schools. This must be discounted as an ongoing explanatory factor as women have formed 40% of Australian graduating classes since 1999 and 37% in South Australia during the period 1999-2011. From 1999 to 2013, 29% of those who registered in South Australia were women. Because graduates can register in any state or territory in Australia, or overseas, the registration status of all architecture graduates from 1999 to 2011 was tracked using Australian and State registration rolls and social media. The findings were that 22% of female and 27% of male South Australian graduates (1999-2011) had registered as architects. Gender-based and other factors were investigated using qualitative research with female and male cohorts who had and had not registered. Gender, which along with confidence was seen as a factor in non-registration for women, was not an issue for men, who most frequently cited securing suitable employment to fulfil the mandatory hours for the registration Logbook as a factor in their non-registration.
A Comparative Study of China and the US Delisting System  [PDF]
Yanru Zhou
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2017.77060
Abstract: The difficulty of delisting is an urgent problem to be solved in China’s securities market. Whether the delisting mechanism is smooth is the touchstone to measure the maturity of the securities market. This paper makes a comparative analysis of the delisting system in China and the United States from the angle of the standard and procedure of delisting and the effect of implementation. It is found that the effect of the delisting system in China is not good, and the delisting system is not the same, then analyzes the reasons of the difference between the implementation effect of China-US delisting system. This paper holds that the standard of delisting has been basically established, but it needs further improvement, and the special treatment period should be abolished in the delisting procedure. In addition, we should improve the legal standards, increase punishment, gradually implement the registration system, and give full play to the role of “barometer” of the securities market. I hope to provide reference for the further improvement of China’s delisting system.
Creating an entire community covering population based injury registration system: a developed country perspective
Tanvir Chowdhury,Turin Nahid Rumana
Iranian Journal of Medical Hypotheses & Ideas , 2007,
Abstract: "nThe public-health approach to injury prevention and control includes epidemiological assessment, development of prevention strategies, and evaluation of these strategies. Injury-surveillance systems should be capable of providing essential information for each of these elements. The scale of injury problem is not a matter of dispute. The costs of injury mortality and morbidity are immense not only in terms of lost economic opportunity and demands on national health budget but also in terms of personal and social sufferings. Despite this, few countries have comprehensive surveillance system that generates reliable information on the nature and extent of injuries, especially with regards to non-fatal injuries. Without reliable information health care planners are severely handicapped. They are unable to allocate resources efficiently in order to achieve the greatest impact in preventing injuries. This is true for planners at all levels, whether they are concerned with the world wide injury problem or national, regional or local level injury problems. Injury registries are indispensable in determining the incidence and trends in a particular population. A registry complements the cross-sectional studies of the differences in disease rates by longitudinal investigation. The initiation of the simultaneous monitoring of the incidence, mortality, morbidity, risk factor levels, social and behavioral tendency within defined community over a period of years will help in clarify the interrelation between these variables in terms of the dynamics of change in the natural history of injury trend. Information of injury occurrences and risk factors in population is very essential and surveillance provides this essential information that can be used for designing effective prevention strategies, appropriate allocation of health resource, assessment of effectiveness of the health programs, etc. The purpose of this registration is to follow the injury incidence and mortality trend in Japan using a whole community population covering registry that serve to most up to date information.
Implementation of RANSAC Algorithm for Feature-Based Image Registration  [PDF]
Lan-Rong Dung, Chang-Min Huang, Yin-Yi Wu
Journal of Computer and Communications (JCC) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2013.16009

This paper describes the hardware implementation of the RANdom Sample Consensus (RANSAC) algorithm for featured-based image registration applications. The Multiple-Input Signature Register (MISR) and the index register are used to achieve the random sampling effect. The systolic array architecture is adopted to implement the forward elimination step in the Gaussian elimination. The computational complexity in the forward elimination is reduced by sharing the coefficient matrix. As a result, the area of the hardware cost is reduced by more than 50%. The proposed architecture is realized using Verilog and achieves real-time calculation on 30 fps 1024 * 1024 video stream on 100 MHz clock.

Medical Image Registration Using the Fourier Transform  [PDF]
Jason Luce, James Gray, Mark A. Hoggarth, Jeffery Lin, Elizabeth Loo, Maria I. Campana, John C. Roeske
International Journal of Medical Physics,Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology (IJMPCERO) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2014.31008

A Fourier Transform (FT) based pattern-matching algorithm was adapted for use in medical image registration. This algorithm obtained the FT of two images, determined the normalized cross-power spectrum of the transformed images, and then applied an inverse FT. The result was a delta function with a maximum value at the location corresponding to the distance between the two images; a similar method was used to recover rotations. This algorithm was first tested using a simple two-dimensional image, with induced shifts of ±20 pixels and ±10 degrees. All translations were recovered with no error and all rotations were recovered within 0.18 degrees. Subsequently, this algorithm was tested on eight clinical kV images drawn from four different body sites. Twenty-five random shifts and rotations were applied to each image. The average mean error of the registration solution was -0.002 ± 0.077 mm in the x direction, 0.002 ± 0.075 mm in the y direction, and -0.012 ± 0.099 degrees. These initial results suggest that a FT algorithm has a high degree of accuracy when registering clinical kV images.

Migrant Housing in Urban China: Based on Residential Segregation and Social Exclusion Theory  [PDF]
Murong Guo, Zicheng Wang
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2015.33028
Abstract: China’s recent waves of internal migration, primarily rural to urban reflect a rapidly urbanizing society. However, how to settle down the migrants to promote the process of urbanization, housing problem has become a central topic among scholars. This article mainly reviews the present situation of migrant housing in urban China from four aspects, such as housing choice, spatial distribution of residence, housing condition and housing satisfactory. Based on residential segregation and social exclusion theory, the research finds that the country’s unique institutional factors, particularly the existing household registration system, together with the individual characteristics, contribute to the overall poor conditions of migrant housing. Thus, several effective measures should be implemented to improve the living standard of migrant housing.
A Biomechanical Model of Human Lung Deformation Utilizing Patient-Specific Elastic Property  [PDF]
Behnaz Seyfi, Anand P. Santhanam, Olusegun J. Ilegbusi
Journal of Cancer Therapy (JCT) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jct.2016.76043
Abstract: A biomechanical model is developed and validated for breathing-induced deformation of human lung. Specifically, a subject-specific poro-elastic lung model is used to predict the displacement over the breathing cycle and compared with displacement derived from high resolution image registration. The lung geometry is derived from four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) scan dataset of two human subjects. The heterogeneous Young’s modulus is estimated using inverse analysis method. The numerical simulation uses fluid-structure interaction technique to solve the coupled airflow equations and structural dynamics of the lung tissue. The modelled displacement is validated by comparison with the 4DCT registration results.
A Hybrid Algorithm to Address Ambiguities in Deformable Image Registration for Radiation Therapy  [PDF]
Song Gao, Yongbin Zhang, Jinzhong Yang, Catherine H. Wang, Lifei Zhang, Laurence E. Court, Lei Dong
International Journal of Medical Physics,Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology (IJMPCERO) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2012.12007
Abstract: We proposed the use of a hybrid deformable image registration approach that combines compact-support radial basis functions (CSRBF) spline registration with intensity-based image registration. The proposed method first uses the pre-viously developed image intensity-based method to achieve voxel-by-voxel correspondences over the entire image re-gion. Next, for those areas of inaccurate registration, a sparse set of landmark correspondences was defined for local deformable image registration using a multi-step CSRBF approach. This hybrid registration takes advantage of both intensity-based method for automatic processing of entire images and the CSRBF spline method for fine adjustment over specific regions. The goal of using this hybrid registration is to locally control the quality of registration results in specific regions of interest with minimal human intervention. The major applications of this approach in radiation ther-apy are for the corrections of registration failures caused by various imaging artifacts resulting in, low image contrast, and non-correspondence situations where an object may not be imaged in both target and source images. Both synthetic and real patient data have been used to evaluate this hybrid method. We used contours mapping to validate the accuracy of this method on real patient image. Our studies demonstrated that this hybrid method could improve overall registra-tion accuracy with moderate overhead. In addition, we have also shown that the multi-step CSRBF registration proved to be more effective in handling large deformations while maintaining the smoothness of the transformation than origi-nal CSRBF.
Intervalo entre o nascimento e o registro civil: situa??o no município de Ribeir?o Preto, S?o Paulo, Brasil
Scochi, Carmen Gracinda Silvan;Costa, Isabel Aparecida Ribeiro;Rocha, Semiramis Melani Melo;Leite, Adriana Moraes;Nascimento, Lucila Castanheira;
Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil , 2004, DOI: 10.1590/S1519-38292004000200007
Abstract: objectives: to determine time elapsed between birth and birth certification in ribeir?o preto, and the event of late and delayed birth certification. methods: cross-sectional descriptive study based on data from the information technology department of the municipal health secretaria the source being a table containing information of birth certifications made in the four notary public offices of the municipality. a total birth certification census was accomplished in the period from january to june 1996, totaling 4429. results: 4207 (94.99%)birth certifications were from mothers residing in ribeir?o preto e 222 (5.01%) from other municipalities. of the total, 3583 (80.90%) had their birth certificates with time elapsed of 60 days between birth and birth certification. there were 846 (19.10%) late certifications, with time elapsed exceeding 60 days of which 700 (82.74%) were late for they did not occur in the same year of birth representing 15.80% of the total. conclusions: the rates of delayed and late birth certifications were considered high.
Accuracy Analysis on the Automatic Registration of Multi-Source Remote Sensing Images Based on the Software of ERDAS Imagine  [PDF]
Debao Yuan, Ximin Cui, Yahui Qiu, Xueyun Gu, Li Zhang
Advances in Remote Sensing (ARS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ars.2013.22018

The automatic registration of multi-source remote sensing images (RSI) is a research hotspot of remote sensing image preprocessing currently. A special automatic image registration module named the Image Autosync has been embedded into the ERDAS IMAGINE software of version 9.0 and above. The registration accuracies of the module verified for the remote sensing images obtained from different platforms or their different spatial resolution. Four tested registration experiments are discussed in this article to analyze the accuracy differences based on the remote sensing data which have different spatial resolution. The impact factors inducing the differences of registration accuracy are also analyzed.

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