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Sandia software guidelines: Software quality planning  

SciTech Connect

This volume is one in a series of Sandia Software Guidelines intended for use in producing quality software within Sandia National Laboratories. In consonance with the IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans, this volume identifies procedures to follow in producing a Software Quality Assurance Plan for an organization or a project, and provides an example project SQA plan. 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Not Available

1987-08-01

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Individual Development Plan Worksheet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This individual development plan (IDP) worksheet helps the individual identify scientific career paths that match their scientific skills, values, and interests. Once a career path is selected, individuals can use this worksheet to set personal goals, conduct information interviews, and explore additional career resources.

Jennifer A Hobin (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology); Philip Clifford (Medical College of Wisconsin)

2011-04-13

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The Individual Evaluation Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For people directly involved with vocational evaluation, rationale and guidelines are presented for developing individual evaluation plans (IEPs) to meet the needs of handicapped clients. Functions served by the IEP are discussed: (1) master plan of the purposes and objectives of an evaluation; (2) written record of the assessment techniques used,…

Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services. Materials Development Center.

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A Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing criticality of software mandates a standard for software quality assurance plans. Such a standard, developed by the Computer Society's Software Engineering Standards Subcommittee, appears here.

F. Buckley

1979-01-01

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Individualized Healthcare Plans for the School Nurse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This resource sets the standard for school nurses concerning the formulation of individualized healthcare plans designed to fit the unique health needs of students. Eighteen chapters focus on special issues and school nursing concepts. Computer software, which accompanies the manual, assists in the development and creation of individualized

American School Health Association (NJ3), 2005

2005-01-01

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Individualized Healthcare Plans for the School Nurse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource sets the standard for school nurses concerning the formulation of individualized healthcare plans designed to fit the unique health needs of students. Eighteen chapters focus on special issues and school nursing concepts. Computer software, which accompanies the manual, assists in the development and creation of individualized

American School Health Association (NJ3), 2005

2005-01-01

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Individual Development Plan  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website outlines a planning process to help postdocs identify their short- and long-term career and professional development goals and serves as a tool to facilitate communication about these goals between postdocs and their mentors. It also contains a model for conducting an annual review of training and professional progress and establishing a research and training plan for the future.

2012-01-04

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A review of capacity planning techniques within standard software packages  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper gives a review of capacity planning techniques from which today's standard software packages for production control make their choice. The following techniques are discussed in the paper: four variants of the rough cut capacity check, capacity requirements planning with infinite and finite loading, input\\/output planning without and with individual work orders, and a number of sequencing techniques. An

J. C. WORTMAN; M. J. EUWE; M. TAAL; V. C. S. WIERS

1996-01-01

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Light Duty Utility Arm Software Test Plan  

SciTech Connect

This plan describes how validation testing of the software will be implemented for the integrated control and data acquisition system of the Light Duty Utility Arm System (LDUA). The purpose of LDUA software validation testing is to demonstrate and document that the LDUA software meets its software requirements specification.

Kiebel, G.R.

1995-12-18

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Configuration management plan for the GENII software  

SciTech Connect

The GENII program calculates doses from radionuclides released into the environment for a variety of possible exposure scenarios. The user prepares an input data file with the necessary modelling assumptions and parameters. The program reads the user`s input file, computes the necessary doses and stores these results in an output file. The output file also contains a listing of the user`s input and gives the title lines from the data libraries which are accessed in the course of the calculations. The purpose of this document is to provide users of the GENII software with the configuration controls which are planned for use by WHC in accordance with WHC-CM-3-10. The controls are solely for WHC employees. Non-WHC individuals are not excluded, but no promise is made or implied that they will be informed of errors or revisions to the software. The configuration controls cover the GENII software, the GENII user`s guide, the list of GENII users at WHC, and the backup copies. Revisions to the software must be approved prior to distribution in accordance with this configuration management plan.

Rittmann, P.D.

1994-12-12

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Planning and Scheduling of Software Manufacturing Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In today's highly competitive and constantly growing market for software products, planning and scheduling of large software projects has become a bottleneck to increasing production productivity. This work is to investigate the mechanisms required to sup...

A. Safavi

1991-01-01

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Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual provides Tennessee educators with step by step procedures for completing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. It begins by discussing the purpose of the IEP and providing an overview of federal law provisions governing IEPs. The following pages describe each provision of the IEP and list points to…

Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Special Education.

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EURRECA nutritional planning and dietary assessment software tool: NutPlan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background\\/Objectives:‘NutPlan’ is developed within the EURRECA Network of Excellence (EURopean micronutrient RECommendations Aligned (http:\\/\\/www.eurreca.org). It is a user-friendly software programme with multiple functions: individual and group nutrition planning, recipe calculation, creating food labels, diet planning and nutrient intake assessment. This paper describes the newly developed software and its features.Subjects\\/Methods:‘NutPlan’ contains the following databases: foods, dish recipes, meals, menus, average menus

M Gurinovi?; A Kadvan; L Bucchini; C Matthys; D Torres; R Novakovi?; R Smith; M Glibeti?

2010-01-01

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Planck/LFI DPC Software Integration plan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A very spread software project needs to be well defined through software integration and development plan to avoid extra work in the pipeline creation phase. Here we will describe the rationale in the case of the Planck/LFI DPC project and what was designed and developed to build the integration environment.

Zacchei, A.; Vuerli, C.; Lama, N.; Pasian, F.

2004-07-01

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Planning the Software Industrial Revolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author traces the US history of invention and technology transfer from the 1700s to the present and asks whether software development can stop being a process-centered cottage industry by the application of interchangeable parts technology. He maintains that a revolution is needed to accomplish this and outlines the steps of such a revolution. The author clarifies the meaning of

Brad J. Cox

1990-01-01

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Individualized Transition Plans (ITP): A National Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information concerning implementation of Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) was collected from 46 states and analyzed to determine documentation used in transition planning, relationship between the ITP and Individualized Education Programs, age for beginning transition planning, individuals involved in transition planning, and issues addressed…

Repetto, Jeanne B.; And Others

1990-01-01

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HotSpot Software Configuration Management Plan  

SciTech Connect

This Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) describes the software configuration management procedures used to ensure that the HotSpot dispersion model meets the requirements of its user base, which includes: (1) Users of the PC version of HotSpot for consequence assessment, hazard assessment and safety analysis calculations; and (2) Users of the NARAC Web and iClient software tools, which allow users to run HotSpot for consequence assessment modeling These users and sponsors of the HotSpot software and the organizations they represent constitute the intended audience for this document. This plan is intended to meet Critical Recommendations 1 and 3 from the Software Evaluation of HotSpot and DOE Safety Software Toolbox Recommendation for inclusion of HotSpot in the Department of Energy (DOE) Safety Software Toolbox. HotSpot software is maintained for the Department of Energy Office of Emergency Operations by the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). An overview of HotSpot and NARAC are provided.

Walker, H; Homann, S G

2009-03-12

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Automated software engineering planning with SASEA  

SciTech Connect

Planning for effective software engineering is not easy, and software project managers would usually welcome assistance in this area. Very effective assistance could be provided by automated tools that are decision aids. However, a comprehensive suite of such tools does not yet exist. One area that has been addressed is the selection of a programming language. This paper discusses in detail a decision tool that has been developed for language selection. It also addresses the areas in which other such tools are required.

Lawlis, P.K. [C.J. Kemp Systems, Inc., Fairborn, OH (United States); Hoffman, C.L. [Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab.

1998-07-01

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HotSpot Software Test Plan  

SciTech Connect

This Software Test Plan (STP) describes the procedures used to verify and validate that the HotSpot Health Physics Codes meet the requirements of its user base, which includes: (1) Users of the PC version of HotSpot conducting consequence assessment, hazard assessment and safety analysis calculations; and (2) Users of the NARAC Web and iClient software tools, which allow users to run HotSpot for consequence assessment modeling. This plan is intended to meet Critical Recommendation 2 from the Software Evaluation of HotSpot and DOE Safety Software Toolbox Recommendation for inclusion of HotSpot in the Department of Energy (DOE) Safety Software Toolbox. These users and sponsors of the HotSpot software and the organizations they represent constitute the intended audience for this document. HotSpot software is maintained for the Department of Energy Office of Emergency Operations by the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). An overview of HotSpot and NARAC are provided.

Walker, H; Homann, S G

2009-03-12

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Acceptance Test Plan for ANSYS Software  

SciTech Connect

This plan governs the acceptance testing of the ANSYS software (Full Mechanical Release 5.5) for use on Project Word Management Contract (PHMC) computer systems (either UNIX or Microsoft Windows/NT). There are two phases to the acceptance testing covered by this test plan: program execution in accordance with the guidance provided in installation manuals; and ensuring results of the execution are consistent with the expected physical behavior of the system being modeled.

CREA, B.A.

2000-10-25

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Project Plan  

SciTech Connect

This project is being conducted at the request of the DOE and the NRC. The INL has been requested by the NRC to improve and maintain the Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluation (SAPHIRE) tool set concurrent with the changing needs of the user community as well as staying current with new technologies. Successful completion will be upon NRC approved release of all software and accompanying documentation in a timely fashion. This project will enhance the SAPHIRE tool set for the user community (NRC, Nuclear Power Plant operations, Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) model developers) by providing improved Common Cause Failure (CCF), External Events, Level 2, and Significance Determination Process (SDP) analysis capabilities. The SAPHIRE development team at the Idaho National Laboratory is responsible for successful completion of this project. The project is under the supervision of Curtis L. Smith, PhD, Technical Lead for the SAPHIRE application. All current capabilities from SAPHIRE version 7 will be maintained in SAPHIRE 8. The following additional capabilities will be incorporated: • Incorporation of SPAR models for the SDP interface. • Improved quality assurance activities for PRA calculations of SAPHIRE Version 8. • Continue the current activities for code maintenance, documentation, and user support for the code.

Curtis L.Smith; Ted S. Wood

2010-03-01

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MCNP{trademark} Software Quality Assurance plan  

SciTech Connect

MCNP is a computer code that models the interaction of radiation with matter. MCNP is developed and maintained by the Transport Methods Group (XTM) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This plan describes the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) program applied to the code. The SQA program is consistent with the requirements of IEEE-730.1 and the guiding principles of ISO 900.

Abhold, H.M.; Hendricks, J.S.

1996-04-01

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MCNP{trademark} Software Quality Assurance plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

MCNP is a computer code that models the interaction of radiation with matter. MCNP is developed and maintained by the Transport Methods Group (XTM) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This plan describes the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) program applied to the code. The SQA program is consistent with the requirements of IEEE-730.1 and the guiding principles of ISO

H. M. Abhold; J. S. Hendricks

1996-01-01

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A Review of Current Computer Software for the Development of Individualized Educational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reviews computer software designed for the development, management, and updating of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) for disabled students. Selection criteria required that the software perform multiple tasks related to the writing of IEPs, be appropriate for use in a medium-sized school district, and be appropriate for a severely…

Munger, Gail

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NIF Projects Controls and Information Systems Software Quality Assurance Plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality achievement for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) is the responsibility of the NIF Projects line organization as described in the NIF and Photon Science Directorate Quality Assurance Plan (NIF QA Plan). This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) is subordinate to the NIF QA Plan and establishes quality assurance (QA) activities for the software

Fishler

2011-01-01

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Software Configuration Management Plan for the Sodium Removal System  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document establishers the Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) for the software associated with the control system of the Sodium Removal System (SRS) located in the Interim Examination and Maintenance (IEM Cell) Facility of the FFTF Flux Test.

2000-01-01

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Light Duty Utility Arm computer software configuration management plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This plan describes the configuration management for the Light Duty Utility Arm robotic manipulation arm control software. It identifies the requirement, associated documents, and the software control methodology. The Light Duty Utility Ann (LDUA) System ...

B. L. Philipp

1998-01-01

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Software Configuration Management Plan for the Sodium Removal System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document establishes the Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) for the software associated with the control system of the Sodium Removal System (SRS) located in the Interim Examination and Maintenance (IEM Cell) Facility of the FFTF Flux Test...

L. F. Hill

2000-01-01

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Radioisotope thermoelectric generator transportation system subsystem 143 software development plan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This plan describes the activities to be performed and the controls to be applied to the process of specifying, developing, and qualifying the data acquisition software for the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System Subsystem 143 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition System (IDAS). This plan will serve as a software quality assurance plan, a verification and validation (V and V) plan, and a configuration management plan.

King, D. A.

1994-11-01

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Individual Action Planning: Issues and Strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Action planning has been an important theme in many recent policy initiatives in the education and training field. In principle, the notion that individuals should be encouraged to develop action plans for their future seems straightforward. In practice, however, it raises many complex issues. A number of these issues are identified and explored, based on an evaluation of a Youth

A. G. Watts

1992-01-01

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Decision support software technology demonstration plan  

SciTech Connect

The performance evaluation of innovative and alternative environmental technologies is an integral part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission. Early efforts focused on evaluating technologies that supported the implementation of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. In 1986 the Agency began to demonstrate and evaluate the cost and performance of remediation and monitoring technologies under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (in response to the mandate in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)). In 1990, the US Technology Policy was announced. This policy placed a renewed emphasis on making the best use of technology in achieving the national goals of improved quality of life for all Americans, continued economic growth, and national security. In the spirit of the technology policy, the Agency began to direct a portion of its resources toward the promotion, recognition, acceptance, and use of US-developed innovative environmental technologies both domestically and abroad. Decision Support Software (DSS) packages integrate environmental data and simulation models into a framework for making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions. To limit the scope which will be addressed in this demonstration, three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: Visualization; Sample Optimization; and Cost/Benefit Analysis. Five topics are covered in this report: the objectives of the demonstration; the elements of the demonstration plan; an overview of the Site Characterization and Monitoring Technology Pilot; an overview of the technology verification process; and the purpose of this demonstration plan.

SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.

1998-09-01

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Tank monitor and control system (TMACS) software configuration management plan  

SciTech Connect

This Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) describes the methodology for control of computer software developed and supported by the Systems Development and Integration (SD and I) organization of Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. (LMSI) for the Tank Monitor and Control System (TMACS). This plan controls changes to the software and configuration files used by TMACS. The controlled software includes the Gensym software package, Gensym knowledge base files developed for TMACS, C-language programs used by TMACS, the operating system on the production machine, language compilers, and all Windows NT commands and functions which affect the operating environment. The configuration files controlled include the files downloaded to the Acromag and Westronic field instruments.

GLASSCOCK, J.A.

1999-05-13

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Automated transportation management system (ATMS) software project management plan (SPMP)  

SciTech Connect

The Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Software Project Management plan (SPMP) is the lead planning document governing the life cycle of the ATMS and its integration into the Transportation Information Network (TIN). This SPMP defines the project tasks, deliverables, and high level schedules involved in developing the client/server ATMS software.

Weidert, R.S., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-05-20

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Software quality assurance plan for PORFLOW-3D  

SciTech Connect

This plan describes the steps taken by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Subsurface and Environmental Modeling Unit personnel to implement software quality assurance procedures for the PORFLOW-3D computer code. PORFLOW-3D was used to conduct radiological performance assessments at the Savannah River Site. software quality assurance procedures for PORFLOW-3D include software acquisition, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and retirement. Configuration control and quality assurance procedures are also included or referenced in this plan.

Maheras, S.J.

1993-03-01

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Software for Dosage Individualization of Voriconazole for Immunocompromised Patients  

PubMed Central

The efficacy of voriconazole is potentially compromised by considerable pharmacokinetic variability. There are increasing insights into voriconazole concentrations that are safe and effective for treatment of invasive fungal infections. Therapeutic drug monitoring is increasingly advocated. Software to aid in the individualization of dosing would be an extremely useful clinical tool. We developed software to enable the individualization of voriconazole dosing to attain predefined serum concentration targets. The process of individualized voriconazole therapy was based on concepts of Bayesian stochastic adaptive control. Multiple-model dosage design with feedback control was used to calculate dosages that achieved desired concentration targets with maximum precision. The performance of the software program was assessed using the data from 10 recipients of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) receiving intravenous (i.v.) voriconazole. The program was able to model the plasma concentrations with a high level of precision, despite the wide range of concentration trajectories and interindividual pharmacokinetic variability. The voriconazole concentrations predicted after the last dosages were largely concordant with those actually measured. Simulations provided an illustration of the way in which the software can be used to adjust dosages of patients falling outside desired concentration targets. This software appears to be an extremely useful tool to further optimize voriconazole therapy and aid in therapeutic drug monitoring. Further prospective studies are now required to define the utility of the controller in daily clinical practice.

VanGuilder, Michael; Donnelly, J. Peter; Blijlevens, Nicole M. A.; Bruggemann, Roger J. M.; Jelliffe, Roger W.; Neely, Michael N.

2013-01-01

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Software for dosage individualization of voriconazole for immunocompromised patients.  

PubMed

The efficacy of voriconazole is potentially compromised by considerable pharmacokinetic variability. There are increasing insights into voriconazole concentrations that are safe and effective for treatment of invasive fungal infections. Therapeutic drug monitoring is increasingly advocated. Software to aid in the individualization of dosing would be an extremely useful clinical tool. We developed software to enable the individualization of voriconazole dosing to attain predefined serum concentration targets. The process of individualized voriconazole therapy was based on concepts of Bayesian stochastic adaptive control. Multiple-model dosage design with feedback control was used to calculate dosages that achieved desired concentration targets with maximum precision. The performance of the software program was assessed using the data from 10 recipients of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) receiving intravenous (i.v.) voriconazole. The program was able to model the plasma concentrations with a high level of precision, despite the wide range of concentration trajectories and interindividual pharmacokinetic variability. The voriconazole concentrations predicted after the last dosages were largely concordant with those actually measured. Simulations provided an illustration of the way in which the software can be used to adjust dosages of patients falling outside desired concentration targets. This software appears to be an extremely useful tool to further optimize voriconazole therapy and aid in therapeutic drug monitoring. Further prospective studies are now required to define the utility of the controller in daily clinical practice. PMID:23380734

Hope, William W; Vanguilder, Michael; Donnelly, J Peter; Blijlevens, Nicole M A; Brüggemann, Roger J M; Jelliffe, Roger W; Neely, Michael N

2013-02-04

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The INL software developers use version control for both the formally released SAPHIRE versions, as well as for source code. For each formal release of the software, the developers perform an acceptance test: the software must pass a suite of automated tests prior to official release. Each official release of SAPHIRE is assigned a unique version identifier. The release is

Curtis Smith

2010-01-01

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Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHP). Position Statement. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that students whose healthcare needs affect or have the potential to affect safe and optimal school attendance and academic performance require the professional school nurse to write an Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP), in collaboration with the student, family, educators,…

National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

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Quality and Individualization in Wraparound Team Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In children's mental health, collaborative, team-based individualized service planning is most commonly known as wraparound, and has become one of the primary strategies for improving services and outcomes for children with the highest levels of need. We report on analyses of data gathered at 72 wraparound team meetings from communities around…

Walker, Janet S.; Schutte, Kathryn

2005-01-01

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Readability Levels of Individualized Family Service Plans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This descriptive study examined the readability levels of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs). The readability of 85 de-identified IFSP documents developed by seven agencies that serve families and children enrolled in a county early intervention program was analyzed using Flesch Kincaid grade levels and Flesch reading ease scores. The…

Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Patrick, Timothy; Rhyner, Paula M.; Folk, Lillian; Anderson, Kara

2010-01-01

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NIF Projects Controls and Information Systems Software Quality Assurance Plan  

SciTech Connect

Quality achievement for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) is the responsibility of the NIF Projects line organization as described in the NIF and Photon Science Directorate Quality Assurance Plan (NIF QA Plan). This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) is subordinate to the NIF QA Plan and establishes quality assurance (QA) activities for the software subsystems within Controls and Information Systems (CIS). This SQAP implements an activity level software quality assurance plan for NIF Projects as required by the LLNL Institutional Software Quality Assurance Program (ISQAP). Planned QA activities help achieve, assess, and maintain appropriate quality of software developed and/or acquired for control systems, shot data systems, laser performance modeling systems, business applications, industrial control and safety systems, and information technology systems. The objective of this SQAP is to ensure that appropriate controls are developed and implemented for management planning, work execution, and quality assessment of the CIS organization's software activities. The CIS line organization places special QA emphasis on rigorous configuration control, change management, testing, and issue tracking to help achieve its quality goals.

Fishler, B

2011-03-18

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SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) software technology program plan. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This paper was prepared in response to a request from the Battle Management C3 office within the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) of the Department of Defense (DoD). The request was for a software-technology program plan to define software research and development (RandD) efforts required by the SDI, and to provide the basis for integrating the SDIO software technology program with ongoing non-SDIO programs. The paper emphasizes reviewing the ongoing software programs and plans within the DoD and academia. The reviews identify critical software technology areas required to meet the unique SDI requirements, and indicate priorities among the software technologies to meet attainability, productivity, and reliability goals, as well as functional performance objectives.

Linn, C.J.; Redwine, S.T.; Bloom, M.I.; Brykczynski, B.; Chludzinski, J.

1987-06-01

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DoD Software Migration Planning.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The DoD often faces the challenge of migrating from legacy systems to new target systems. Such migration efforts represent a complex engineering problem. These efforts call for a migration plan to supplement the development plan. The migration plan addres...

J. Bergey L. O'Brien D. Smith

2001-01-01

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Software quality assurance plan for PORFLOW-3D  

Microsoft Academic Search

This plan describes the steps taken by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Subsurface and Environmental Modeling Unit personnel to implement software quality assurance procedures for the PORFLOW-3D computer code. PORFLOW-3D was used to conduct radiological performance assessments at the Savannah River Site. software quality assurance procedures for PORFLOW-3D include software acquisition, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and retirement. Configuration control and

Maheras

1993-01-01

45

CASE Planning and the Software Process.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Automating a software process both magnifies its strengths and accentuates its weaknesses. Automation can make an effective process more effective, but it can make a chaotic process even worse and at considerable expense. Anyone who buys expensive tools t...

W. S. Humphrey

1989-01-01

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A method for software quality planning, control, and evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Squid is a method and a tool for quality assurance and a control that allows a software development organization to plan and control product quality during development. The Telescience software development project used it to build a remote monitoring and control system based in Antarctica

J. Boegh; Stefano Depanfilis; B. Kitchenham; A. Pasquini

1999-01-01

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Community 2020[TM] HUD Community Planning Software Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Department of Housing and Urban Development has developed its Community 2020 software to make it possible to depict graphically a community's housing resources, demographics, and level of economic development to use in community development activities and other planning processes. The combination of region- wide data and easy-to-use software

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.

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Planning Brazilian Urban Traffic with a Geographic Application Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Planning and o ptimizing urban traffic is a difficult problem, with considerable ec onomic a nd social impacts. The development of suitable software tools to aid municipal governments to control and to improve the traffic flow is urgent due to the increasing number of vehicles in urban areas. However, the development of this kind of software represents a great challenge

Juliano Lopes De Oliveira; André Constantino Da Silva; Bryon Richard Hall

2003-01-01

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Light Duty Utility Arm computer software configuration management plan  

SciTech Connect

This plan describes the configuration management for the Light Duty Utility Arm robotic manipulation arm control software. It identifies the requirement, associated documents, and the software control methodology. The Light Duty Utility Ann (LDUA) System is a multi-axis robotic manipulator arm and deployment vehicle, used to perform surveillance and characterization operations in support of remediation of defense nuclear wastes currently stored in the Hanford Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) through the available 30.5 cm (12 in.) risers. This plan describes the configuration management of the LDUA software.

Philipp, B.L.

1998-09-14

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Independent Verification and Validation Plan  

SciTech Connect

SAPHIRE 8 is being developed with a phased or cyclic iterative rapid application development methodology. Due to this approach, a similar approach is being taken for the IV&V activities on each vital software object. The IV&V plan is structured around NUREG/BR-0167, “Software Quality Assurance Program and Guidelines,” February 1993. The Nuclear Regulatory Research Office Instruction No.: PRM-12, “Software Quality Assurance for RES Sponsored Codes,” March 26, 2007 specifies that RES-sponsored software is to be evaluated against NUREG/BR-0167. Per the guidance in NUREG/BR-0167, SAPHIRE is classified as “Level 1.” Level 1 software corresponds to technical application software used in a safety decision.

Rae J. Nims; Kent M. Norris

2010-02-01

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Independent Verification and Validation Plan  

SciTech Connect

SAPHIRE 8 is being developed with a phased or cyclic iterative rapid application development methodology. Due to this approach, a similar approach is being taken for the IV&V activities on each vital software object. The IV&V plan is structured around NUREG/BR-0167, “Software Quality Assurance Program and Guidelines,” February 1993. The Nuclear Regulatory Research Office Instruction No.: PRM-12, “Software Quality Assurance for RES Sponsored Codes,” March 26, 2007 specifies that RES-sponsored software is to be evaluated against NUREG/BR-0167. Per the guidance in NUREG/BR-0167, SAPHIRE is classified as “Level 1.” Level 1 software corresponds to technical application software used in a safety decision.

Rae J. Nims

2009-04-01

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75 FR 45623 - Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice Establishing Date for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice Establishing Date for Comments...technical conferences regarding models and software related to wholesale electricity markets...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software, 75 FR 27,341...

2010-08-03

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Quality Assurance (QA) Plan documents the QA activities that will be managed by the INL related to JCN N6423. The NRC developed the SAPHIRE computer code for performing probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) using a personal computer (PC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under Job Code Number (JCN) L1429. SAPHIRE started out as a feasibility study for a PRA

Curtis Smith

2010-01-01

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Software configuration management plan for the Hanford site technical database  

SciTech Connect

The Hanford Site Technical Database (HSTD) is used as the repository/source for the technical requirements baseline and programmatic data input via the Hanford Site and major Hanford Project Systems Engineering (SE) activities. The Hanford Site SE effort has created an integrated technical baseline for the Hanford Site that supports SE processes at the Site and project levels which is captured in the HSTD. The HSTD has been implemented in Ascent Logic Corporation (ALC) Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) package referred to as the Requirements Driven Design (RDD) software. This Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) provides a process and means to control and manage software upgrades to the HSTD system.

GRAVES, N.J.

1999-05-10

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An empirical analysis of software life spans to determine the planning horizon for new software  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an empirical analysis of the life span of over 180 systems aimed at developing a model for determining\\u000a the planning horizon for new software at the business case stage of software acquisition. At this early stage, the firm has\\u000a limited knowledge about the project, but must make crucial decisions, such as scope (breadth of requirements), approach (both

William Richmond; Paul Nelson; Sanjog Misra

2006-01-01

56

Visual Image Digital Object Network (VIDON) software project management plan  

SciTech Connect

This software project management plan (SPMP) describes the management and implementation strategy for Visual Image Object Network (VIDON) project, an approval designator 3Q system. It is intended to be used as a guideline by the customer, the management, and the VIDON development team to define the VIDON scope of work and to provide a detailed plan on how the work is to be accomplished.

Byron, B.D., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-07-23

57

Software Process Modeling Support for Management Planning and Control  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper demonstrates the application of a specific software process modeling approach to certain key managerial activities: ex ante planning, monitoring and recording progress, and dynamic replanning. A realistic example process, with assumed task durations and outcomes, forms the foundation for the illustrations. Automated, quantitative simulations are used to derive schedules, required work effort, and required staffing profiles. Cases of

Marc I. Kellner

1991-01-01

58

Readability levels of individualized family service plans.  

PubMed

This descriptive study examined the readability levels of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs). The readability of 85 de-identified IFSP documents developed by seven agencies that serve families and children enrolled in a county early intervention program was analyzed using Flesch Kincaid grade levels and Flesch reading ease scores. The average Flesch Kincaid grade level of the entire IFSP documents was 8.0, indicating that the text was written at the 8th grade reading level. The Flesch reading ease mean score for all of the IFSP documents was 58.6, indicating that the text was written at a moderate level of ease to read. The highest Flesch Kincaid grade level scores and lowest reading ease scores were found in sections that require descriptive documentation of IFSP activities and ideas, justification for services provided outside of the natural environment, the way in which outcomes would be met, and a description of the activities provided in the natural environment. The lowest Flesch Kincaid grade level and the highest reading ease level were found in the section involving gross motor development. There were no agencies that prepared IFSP documents at or below the recommended 5th grade reading level. The findings from this study indicated that on average the entire IFSP documents and most sections of the documents were written above a 5th grade reading level. Overall there were no agencies that wrote the IFSP documents at or below the recommended 5th grade reading level. Analysis of readability levels when preparing IFSP documents is recommended to optimize accessibility and usability. PMID:20608861

Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Patrick, Timothy; Rhyner, Paula M; Folk, Lillian; Anderson, Kara

2010-08-01

59

Guideline for the Implementation of the Individual Development Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This guide is designed as an aid for supervisors or managers, to assist with career planning in establishing individual development plans (IDP's) - thereby improving the SPR capability within all functional areas. In the achievement of this objective, par...

1981-01-01

60

78 FR 31916 - Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Supplemental Agenda Notice  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Supplemental Agenda Notice Take notice...day-ahead market efficiency through improved software. A detailed agenda with the list of...diverse experts from public utilities, the software industry, government, research...

2013-05-28

61

Reducing biases in individual software effort estimations: a combining approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software effort estimation techniques abound, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and no one proves to be the single best answer. Combining estimating is an appealing approach. Avoiding the difficult problem of choosing the single \\

Qi Li; Qing Wang; Ye Yang; Mingshu Li

2008-01-01

62

A Statewide Investigation of Individualized Transition Plans in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study that reviewed 329 Individualized Transition Plans (ITPs) found ITPs generally followed the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, however, they were less likely to address additional transition areas suggested in Louisiana's transitional planning menu, including living arrangements, homemaking needs, financial…

Everson, Jane M.; Zhang, Dalun; Guillory, Joan D.

2001-01-01

63

Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) software quality plan : ASC software quality engineering practices Version 3.0.  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Software Quality Plan is to clearly identify the practices that are the basis for continually improving the quality of ASC software products. Quality is defined in the US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Agency (DOE/NNSA) Quality Criteria, Revision 10 (QC-1) as 'conformance to customer requirements and expectations'. This quality plan defines the SNL ASC Program software quality engineering (SQE) practices and provides a mapping of these practices to the SNL Corporate Process Requirement (CPR) 001.3.6; 'Corporate Software Engineering Excellence'. This plan also identifies ASC management's and the software project teams responsibilities in implementing the software quality practices and in assessing progress towards achieving their software quality goals. This SNL ASC Software Quality Plan establishes the signatories commitments to improving software products by applying cost-effective SQE practices. This plan enumerates the SQE practices that comprise the development of SNL ASC's software products and explains the project teams opportunities for tailoring and implementing the practices.

Turgeon, Jennifer L.; Minana, Molly A.; Hackney, Patricia; Pilch, Martin M.

2009-01-01

64

Youth Individual Development Accounts: Retirement Planning Initiatives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Given the growing interest in a privatized Social Security system and the lack of adequate retirement planning among many people in the United States, many households are often ill prepared for retirement. The outlook for low-income populations is even bleaker because they are often not privy to the same financial education and asset-building…

Shobe, Marcia A.; Sturm, Stephanie L.

2007-01-01

65

Program planning using the GMAP procedure in SAS/GRAPH software  

SciTech Connect

A methodology that produces Program Planning Charts using SAS/GRAPH software has been developed as an aid to program management in the CO/sub 2/ Research Program of the US Department of Energy. The methodology uses programs from MAPPER, a front-end program (written by D.A. Dahl) for DISSPLA to produce Logic Flow diagrams. Each research question, or set of questions, which comprise one phase of a research program, is represented by a boxed area containing the title of the particular research question(s). The GMAP procedure of SAS/GRAPH software reads user-supplied information regarding a variable aspect of each research question and shades the boxes accordingly. The result is a color-coded planning chart depicting the user supplied information for the individual research questions and, consequently, the status of the overall program. 4 figures, 1 table.

Nelson, T.R.; Farrell, M.P.; Gross, T.J.; White, T.R.

1985-01-01

66

Evaluating individual contribution toward group software engineering projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is widely acknowledged that group or team projects are a staple of undergraduate and graduate software engineering courses. Such projects provide students with experiences that better prepare them for their careers, so teamwork is often required or strongly encouraged by accreditation agencies. While there are a multitude of educational benefits of group projects, they also pose considerable challenge in

Jane Huffman Hayes; Timothy C. Lethbridge; Daniel Port

2003-01-01

67

Status of Individuals' Planning to Prepare for Retirement in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research was conducted in Ankara province for the purpose of examining the status of planning in preparation for retirement as an individual and as a family of individuals who show differences in educational level. Individuals who lived in Ankara province, who were 3 years from retirement according to age limit, and who had social security…

Gunay, Gulay; Bener, Ozgun

2008-01-01

68

The Individual Development Plan ÃÂ Plotting a Career Trajectory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This recorded presentation from the EB 2011 Trainee Symposium discusses what an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is, why every trainee should have one, and how trainees can create and utilize their own IDP.

Philip Clifford (Medical College of Wisconsin); Jennifer A Hobin (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)

2011-04-13

69

The Individual Development Plan ÃÂ Plotting a Career Trajectory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This powerpoint presentation file from the EB 2011 Trainee Symposium discusses what an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is, why every trainee should have one, and how trainees can create and utilize their own IDP.

Philip Clifford (Medical College of Wisconsin); Jennifer A Hobin (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)

2011-04-13

70

Individualization in the Inclusive Preschool: A Planning Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Cites the example of a 4-year-old with Down syndrome attending an inclusive early childhood program to illustrate how the ecological assessment and planning process is used to individualize instruction. Includes a list of the child' IEP goals and objectives, a copy of the ecological planning form, and a description of adaptations and…

McCormick, Linda; Wong, Mai; Yogi, Lisa

2003-01-01

71

Individual Action Planning: A Case of Self-Surveillance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors explore the Foucauldian concept of self-surveillance in the context of the use of Individual Action Planning (IAP) as a central process of a 1-year teacher training course. Drawing on work that examined whether IAP was experienced by student-teachers as empowerment or control, the article postulates that Action Planning can be seen as…

Lawson, Tony; Harrison, Jennifer; Cavendish, Susan

2004-01-01

72

Individualism-Collectivism: Links to Occupational Plans and Work Values  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Individualism-collectivism (IC) constitutes a cultural variable thought to influence a wide variety of variables including career planning and decision making. To examine this possibility, college students (216 women, 106 men, 64% racial-ethnic minorities) responded to measures of IC, occupational plans, and work values. Multivariate analysis of…

Hartung, Paul J.; Fouad, Nadya A.; Leong, Frederick T. L.; Hardin, Erin E.

2010-01-01

73

Some recent developments in treatment planning software and methodology for BNCT  

SciTech Connect

Over the past several years/the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) has led the development of a unique, internationally-recognized set of software modules (BNCT rtpe) for computational dosimetry and treatment planning for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). The computational capability represented by this software is essential to the proper administration of all forms of radiotherapy for cancer. Such software addresses the need to perform pretreatment computation and optimization of the radiation dose distribution in the target volume. This permits the achievement of the optimal therapeutic ratio (tumor dose relative to critical normal tissue dose) for each individual patient via a systematic procedure for specifying the appropriate irradiation parameters to be employed for a given treatment. These parameters include angle of therapy beam incidence, beam aperture and shape,and beam intensity as a function of position across the beam front. The INEL software is used for treatment planning in the current series of human glioma trials at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and has also been licensed for research and developmental purposes to several other BNCT research centers in the US and in Europe.

Nigg, D.W.; Wheeler, F.J.; Wessol, D.E.; Wemple, C.A. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Babcock, R. [Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States); Capala, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1996-12-31

74

Some recent developments in treatment planning software and methodology for BNCT  

SciTech Connect

Over the past several years the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) has led the development of a unique, internationally-recognized set of software modules (BNCT-rtpe) for computational dosimetry and treatment planning for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). The computational capability represented by this software is essential to the proper administration of all forms of radiotherapy for cancer. Such software addresses the need to perform pretreatment computation and optimization of the radiation dose distribution in the target volume. This permits the achievement of the optimal therapeutic ratio (tumor dose relative to critical normal tissue dose) for each individual patient via a systematic procedure for specifying the appropriate irradiation parameters to be employed for a given treatment. These parameters include angle of therapy beam incidence, beam aperture and shape, and beam intensity as a function of position across the beam front. The INEL software is used for treatment planning in the current series of human glioma trials at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and has also been licensed for research and developmental purposes to several other BNCT research centers in the US and in Europe.

Nigg, D.W.; Wheeler, F.J.; Wessol, D.E. [and others

1996-12-31

75

Master Pump Shutdown MPS Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP)  

SciTech Connect

The MPSS Software Quality Assurance (SQAP) describes the tools and strategy used in the development of the MPSS software. The document also describes the methodology for controlling and managing changes to the software.

BEVINS, R.R.

2000-09-20

76

Master Pump Shutdown MPS Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The MPSS Software Quality Assurance (SQAP) describes the tools and strategy used in the development of the MPSS software. The document also describes the methodology for controlling and managing changes to the software.

2000-01-01

77

Goal Planning with Developmentally Disabled Persons: Procedures for Developing an Individualized Client Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlined in the workbook are workshops designed for training front-line staff in writing individualized client plans for developmentally disabled persons. It is noted that workshops are taught by audio tape along with an associate instructor in small groups of four to eight individuals. Stressed are four basic goal planning strategies: involving…

Houts, Peter S.; Scott, Robert A.

78

Software Management and Implementation Plan For The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Carried on a NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Satellite  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a Software Management and Implementation Plan (SMIP) for managing and controlling the development of the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument software, and the Instrument Ground Support Equipment (IGSE) software. The paper is intended to be a combination of the Software Management Plan (SMP) and the Work Implementation Plan (WIP). It describes the management approach to developing the

Hui-Yin Shaw; Michael A. Girard; Vincent S. Perun; Joseph S. Sherif

79

42 CFR 422.52 - Eligibility to elect an MA plan for special needs individuals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Eligibility to elect an MA plan for special needs individuals. 422.52 Section...Eligibility to elect an MA plan for special needs individuals. (a) General...elect a specialized MA plan for a special needs individual (Special Needs...

2009-10-01

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42 CFR 422.52 - Eligibility to elect an MA plan for special needs individuals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Eligibility to elect an MA plan for special needs individuals. 422.52 Section...Eligibility to elect an MA plan for special needs individuals. (a) General...elect a specialized MA plan for a special needs individual (Special Needs...

2010-10-01

81

34 CFR 303.340 - Individualized family service plan-general.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Individualized family service plan-general. 303.340 Section...Evaluations and Assessments, and Individualized Family Service Plans Individualized Family Service Plan (ifsp) § 303.340...

2013-07-01

82

Prototype Software for a Federal Planning Model for Analysis of Accessibility to Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the prototype software resulting from an initial research effort in the development of a comprehensive national planning model for higher education. The software for the prototype model requires as input existing or derivable institutional and student data and is designed to permit prototype planning studies to examine the…

Weldon, Kent; Huckfeldt, Vaughn

83

Software quality assurance plan for the National Ignition Facility integrated computer control system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality achievement is the responsibility of the line organizations of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project. This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) applies to the activities of the Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS) organization and its subcontractors. The Plan describes the activities implemented by the ICCS section to achieve quality in the NIF Project`s controls software and implements the NIF

Woodruff

1996-01-01

84

Individual user interfaces and model-based user interface software tools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently, most of model-based user interface software tools use task, application, and presentation models to generate the running user interface. The point of this paper is to use an additional user model to create individual user interfaces. For it, individual user interfaces and model-based tools are analyzed briefly to define the starting point for this research work. The viability of

Egbert Schlungbaum

1997-01-01

85

Project W-211, initial tank retrieval systems, retrieval control system software configuration management plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) provides the instructions for change control of the W-211 Project, Retrieval Control System (RCS) software after initial approval\\/release but prior to the transfer of custody to the waste tank operations contractor. This plan applies to the W-211 system software developed by the project, consisting of the computer human-machine interface (HMI) and programmable logic controller

1999-01-01

86

Movement Planning and Reprogramming in Individuals with Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two experiments explored how individuals with and without autism plan and reprogram movements. Participants were given partial or complete information regarding the location of the upcoming manual movement. In Experiment 1, direct information specified the hand or direction of the upcoming movement. These results replicated previous reports that…

Nazarali, Natasha; Glazebrook, Cheryl M.; Elliott, Digby

2009-01-01

87

Synthesis of Individual Transition Plans: Format and Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a prototype Individual Transition Plan (ITP) process and format for students receiving special education services. Following an overview of the role of transition, a section on the ITP process discusses pre-meeting activities, conducting an ITP meeting, monitoring and evaluating the ITP meeting, and a rationale for the…

La Mar, Kathleen; Rosenberg, Bill

88

The Individual Education Plan: A Gendered Assessment Practice?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The focus of this study is gendered differences and similarities in the distribution of individual education plan (IEP) targets given to pupils in Swedish schools. IEP writing is seen as part of teachers' formal assessment practice. Through qualitative content analysis of data, two main target types emerged: "learning targets," related to school…

Hirsh, Asa

2012-01-01

89

Developing and Monitoring Individual Education Plans for Handicapped Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The practicum was designed to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate a management system for developing and monitoring individual education plans (IEPs) for handicapped children as mandated by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The products included an expectancy formula for educable mentally retarded (EMR) and…

Armstrong, Mary Lee

90

[Personal Futures Planning: Building a Foundation for Individualized Transition Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These two newsletter special issues focus on personal futures planning (PFP) for people with deaf blindness, with emphasis on technical assistance activities involved in implementing a PFP program. PFP guides a team through three phases of activities: (1) developing a "circle of support" for an individual with deaf blindness; (2) describing a…

Carr, Theresa, Ed.

1993-01-01

91

RMP*Submit{trademark}: Risk Management Plans Submit software  

SciTech Connect

RMP*Submit is the official EPA personal computer software for RCRA facilities to use in submitting Risk Management Plans (RMP) required under the Risk Management Program. Portions of RMPs submitted to EPA will be publicly available on the Internet via RMP*Info. The information is intended to stimulate the dialogue between industry, state and local officials, and the public to improve accident prevention and emergency response practices. RMP*Submit has all the data elements identified in the RMP regulations; helps avoid common reporting errors by verifying all required data elements have been completed using the same completeness check that will be used at the RMP Reporting Center; allows errors to be corrected before submission of the RMP; and provides on-line help. RMP*Submit is based on the requirements of PART 68, Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions, of the Code of Federal Regulations, and the RMP amendments proposed on April 17, 1998 which were published in the Federal Register on January 6, 1999.

NONE

1999-03-01

92

Saltwell PIC Skid Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Software Configuration Management Plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document provides the procedures and guidelines necessary for computer software configuration management activities during the operation and maintenance phases of the Saltwell PIC Skids as required by LMH-PRO-309, Rev. 0, Computer Software Quality Assurance, Section 2.6, Software Configuration Management. The software configuration management plan (SCMP) integrates technical and administrative controls to establish and maintain technical consistency among requirements, physical

1999-01-01

93

Saltwell Leak Detector Station Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document provides the procedures and guidelines necessary for computer software configuration management activities during the operation and maintenance phases of the Saltwell Leak Detector Stations as required by HNF-PRO-309, Rev. 1, Computer Software Quality Assurance, Section 2.4, Software Configuration Management. The software configuration management plan (SCMP) integrates technical and administrative controls to establish and maintain technical consistency among requirements,

2000-01-01

94

Genetic programming as alternative for predicting development effort of individual software projects.  

PubMed

Statistical and genetic programming techniques have been used to predict the software development effort of large software projects. In this paper, a genetic programming model was used for predicting the effort required in individually developed projects. Accuracy obtained from a genetic programming model was compared against one generated from the application of a statistical regression model. A sample of 219 projects developed by 71 practitioners was used for generating the two models, whereas another sample of 130 projects developed by 38 practitioners was used for validating them. The models used two kinds of lines of code as well as programming language experience as independent variables. Accuracy results from the model obtained with genetic programming suggest that it could be used to predict the software development effort of individual projects when these projects have been developed in a disciplined manner within a development-controlled environment. PMID:23226305

Chavoya, Arturo; Lopez-Martin, Cuauhtemoc; Andalon-Garcia, Irma R; Meda-Campaña, M E

2012-11-30

95

Recommendations for a Software Quality Assurance Plan for the CMR Facility at LANL  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Materials Technology (NMT) organizations 1 and 3 within the Chemical and Metallurgical Research (CMR) facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are working to achieve Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) certification to enable them to transport their TRU waste to WIPP. This document is intended to provide not only recommendations to address the necessary software quality assurance activities to enable the NMT-1 and NMT-3 organizations to be WIPP compliant but is also meant to provide a template for the final Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP). This document specifically addresses software quality assurance for all software used in support of waste characterization and analysis. Since NMT-1 and NMT-3 currently have several operational software products that are used for waste characterization and analysis, these software quality assurance recommendations apply to the operations, maintenance and retirement of the software and the creation and development of any new software required for waste characterization and analyses.

Adams, K.; Matthews, S. D.; McQueen, M. A.

1998-10-01

96

Software copyright infringements: an exploratory study of the effects of individual and peer beliefs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the reasoned action and the differential association theories, a model is derived to explore the effects of individual and peer beliefs on software copyright infringements in Saudi Arabia. This study presents empirical evidence about this developing country on the impact of beliefs on behavior regarding ethical issues that can arise as a result of ethical dilemmas, in a

Ibrahim M. Al-Jabri; Abdulla H. Abdul-Gader

1997-01-01

97

75 FR 30387 - Improving Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Agenda and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD10-12-000] Improving Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Agenda and Procedures for Staff Technical...

2010-06-01

98

Software Configuration Management Plan for the B-Plant Canyon Ventilation Control System  

SciTech Connect

Project W-059 installed a new B Plant Canyon Ventilation System. Monitoring and control of the system is implemented by the Canyon Ventilation Control System (CVCS). This Software Configuration Management Plan provides instructions for change control of the CVCS.

MCDANIEL, K.S.

1999-08-31

99

Z-Plant material information tracking system (ZMITS) software development and integration project management plan  

SciTech Connect

This document plans for software and interface development governing the implementation of ZMITS and other supporting systems necessary to manage information for material stabilization needs of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC).

IBSEN, T.G.

1999-09-07

100

Least modification principle for case-based reasoning: a software project planning experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract A software project plan is composed of stages of activities and detailed tasks to be performed, and precedence restrictions among them. A project network is very complex and its construction requires a vast amount,of field knowledge,and experience. To assist the construction of a software project network, we adopt the case-based reasoning approach. However, the software project network may be

Jae Kyu Lee; Nobok Lee

2006-01-01

101

Development of Advanced MultiModality Radiation Treatment Planning Software for Neutron Radiotherapy and Beyond  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has long been active in development of advanced Monte-Carlo based computational dosimetry and treatment planning methods and software for advanced radiotherapy, with a particular focus on Neutron Capture Therapy (NCT) and, to a somewhat lesser extent, Fast-Neutron Therapy. The most recent INEEL software system of this type is known as SERA, Simulation

D Nigg; D Wessol; C Wemple; G Harkin; C Hartmann-Siantar

2002-01-01

102

The Role of Software Process Modeling in Planning Industrial Measurement Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Measurement is a necessary prerequisite for software process improvement. However, few guidelines exist for systematic planning of measurement programs within soft- ware projects. We advocate beginning with goal-oriented measurement as expressed in the GQM paradigm. When ap- plying GQM, meaningful refinement of measurement goals requires a deep understanding of the organization's soft- ware development processes. Software process modeling can act

Alfred Bröckers; Christiane Differding; Günter Threin

1996-01-01

103

Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) program computer software configuration management plan  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the system configuration management activities performed in support of the Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) system, in accordance with Site procedures based on Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Standard 828-1990, Standard for Software Configuration Management Plans (IEEE 1990) and IEEE Standard 1042-1987, Guide to Software Configuration Management (IEEE 1987).

NONE

1997-03-26

104

Airborne Systems Software Acquisition Engineering Guidebook for Software Development Planning and Control.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is one of a series of guidebooks whose purpose is to assist Air Force Program Office and Engineering personnel in the acquisition and engineering of airborne systems software. This guidebook discusses the documents, methods and procedures for ...

R. Oldham

1980-01-01

105

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the Office Automation Advisory Committee's request, Computing Services has produced this Survey of ANL Organization Plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software. We collected this information from the various Argonne organizations in September and October of 1987. The specific purposes of this Survey are to document each organization's plans for office automation, to identify appropriate planners

L. C. Opitz; R. E. Slocum

1987-01-01

106

Enterprise Resource Planning Software in the Human Resource Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The relatively recent development of comprehensive human resource information systems (HRIS) software has led to a large demand for technologically literate human resource (HR) professionals. For the college student who is about to begin the search for that first postcollege job, the need to develop technology literacy is even more necessary. To…

Bedell, Michael D.; Floyd, Barry D.; Nicols, Kay McGlashan; Ellis, Rebecca

2007-01-01

107

Agent-based simulation for software project planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Estimates of task duration and resource requirements in software engineering are notoriously inaccurate, and as a result effective project management often must be very dynamic. In response to new information or revised esti- mates, it may be necessary to reassign resources, cancel optional tasks, etc. Project management tools that make projections while treating decisions about tasks and resource assignments as

David Joslin; William Poole

2005-01-01

108

Hazus risk assessment software has integrated into federal geospatial planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hazus-MH is FEMA's powerful regional loss estimation methodology and software application that enables users to quantify losses from earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods. In Hazus, current scientific and engineering knowledge is coupled with the latest GIS technology to produce estimates of potential loss of life and property (i.e. critical facilities, economic loss, and displaced households). Hazus has evolved from a \\

Eric Berman

2011-01-01

109

Individual Planning: An Exploration of the Link between Quality of Plan and Quality of Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Individual plans for people with intellectual disabilities were evaluated for quality and effectiveness in improving quality of life. Quality was assessed by rating whether goals were relevant, observable, age appropriate, necessary, timetabled, developmental, measurable, realistic, assigned to staff and improving at least one of O'Brien's five…

Adams, Lynn; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Mansell, Jim

2006-01-01

110

Communication Planning.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Communication planning in developing countries is discussed in individual articles on theory, knowledge production and utilization, planning at the regional level, software, and rural development. A nutrition education project and three experiments in dev...

1978-01-01

111

Internal radionuclide therapy: The ULMDOS software for treatment planning  

SciTech Connect

Before therapy with unsealed radionuclides, a dosimetry assessment must be performed for each patient. We present the interactive software tool ULMDOS, which facilitates dosimetric calculations, enhances traceability, and adequate documentation. ULMDOS is developed in IDL 6.1 (Interactive Data Language) under Windows XP/2000. First the patient data, the radiotracer data, and optionally urine and serum data are entered. After loading planar gamma camera images and drawing regions of interest, the residence times can be calculated using fits of the time activity data to exponential functions. Data can be saved in ASCII format for retrospective examination and further processing. ULMDOS allows one to process the dosimetric calculations within a standardized environment, spares the time-consuming transfer of data between different software tools, enables the documentation of ROI and raw data, and reduces intraindividual variability. ULMDOS satisfies the required conditions for traceability and documentation as a prerequisite to routine use in clinical settings.

Glatting, Gerhard; Landmann, Michael; Kull, Thomas; Wunderlich, Arthur; Blumstein, Norbert M.; Buck, Andreas K.; Reske, Sven N. [Abteilung Nuklearmedizin, Universitaet Ulm, D-89070 Ulm (Germany); Abteilung Roentgendiagnostik, Universitaet Ulm, D-89070 Ulm (Germany); Abteilung Nuklearmedizin, Universitaet Ulm, D-89070 Ulm (Germany)

2005-07-15

112

75 FR 9604 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control...Plans/Individual Subcontract Report AGENCIES: Department of Defense...and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION...plans/individual subcontract report. A request for public...

2010-03-03

113

77 FR 69626 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontracting Plans/Individual...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control...Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294) AGENCIES: Department...and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION...plans/individual subcontract report (SF-294). Public...

2012-11-20

114

The Art and Science of Software Release Planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Incremental development provides customers with parts of a system early, so they receive both a sense of value and an opportunity to provide feedback early in the process. Each system release is thus a collection of features that the customer values. Furthermore, each release serves to fix defects detected in former product variants. Release planning (RP) addresses decisions related to

Günther Ruhe; Moshood Omolade Saliu

2005-01-01

115

Software Components for Medical Image Visualization and Surgical Planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: The development of new applications in medical image visualization and surgical planning requires the completion of many common tasks such as image reading and re-sampling, segmentation, volume rendering, and surface display. Intra-operative use requires an interface to a tracking system and image registration, and the application requires basic, easy to understand user interface components. Rapid changes in computer and

Y. P. Starreveld; D. G. Gobbi; K. Finnis; T. M. Peters

116

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...plans and coordination of inpatient services with partial discharge plans and related community services to ensure continuity of care with the recipient's family, school, and community upon discharge. (c) The plan must be reviewed every...

2010-10-01

117

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...plans and coordination of inpatient services with partial discharge plans and related community services to ensure continuity of care with the recipient's family, school, and community upon discharge. (c) The plan must be reviewed every...

2009-10-01

118

Integrating manufacturing softwares for intelligent planning execution: a CIIMPLEX perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent developments have made it possible to interoperate complex business applications at much lower costs. Application interoperation, along with business process re- engineering can result in significant savings by eliminating work created by disconnected business processes due to isolated business applications. However, we believe much greater productivity benefits can be achieved by facilitating timely decision-making, utilizing information from multiple enterprise perspectives. The CIIMPLEX enterprise integration architecture is designed to enable such productivity gains by helping people to carry out integrated enterprise scenarios. An enterprise scenario is triggered typically by some external event. The goal of an enterprise scenario is to make the right decisions considering the full context of the problem. Enterprise scenarios are difficult for people to carry out because of the interdependencies among various actions. One can easily be overwhelmed by the large amount of information. We propose the use of software agents to help gathering relevant information and present them in the appropriate context of an enterprise scenario. The CIIMPLEX enterprise integration architecture is based on the FAIME methodology for application interoperation and plug-and-play. It also explores the use of software agents in application plug-and- play.

Chu, Bei Tseng B.; Tolone, William J.; Wilhelm, Robert G.; Hegedus, M.; Fesko, J.; Finin, T.; Peng, Y.; Jones, Chris H.; Long, Junshen; Matthews, Mike; Mayfield, J.; Shimp, J.; Su, S.

1997-01-01

119

Computer software configuration management plan for 200 East/West Liquid Effluent Facilities  

SciTech Connect

This computer software management configuration plan covers the control of the software for the monitor and control system that operates the Effluent Treatment Facility and its associated truck load in station and some key aspects of the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility that stores condensate to be processed. Also controlled is the Treated Effluent Disposal System`s pumping stations and monitors waste generator flows in this system as well as the Phase Two Effluent Collection System.

Graf, F.A. Jr.

1995-02-27

120

Realizing Hybrid Planning Systems as Modern Software Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an architecture for planning and scheduling systems that addresses key requirements of real-world ap- plications in a unique manner. It provides a robust, scalable, and flexible framework through the use of industrial- strength middleware and multi-agent technology. The architectural concepts extend knowledge-based components that dynamically perform and verify the system's configuration; standardized components and communication pro- tocols allow

Bernd Schattenberg; Steffen Balzer; Susanne Biundo

2007-01-01

121

Improving Project Planning\\/Tracking for Student Software Engineering Projects through SOPPTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Student Online Project Planning and Tracking System, SOPPTS, is an online system designed and implemented to enhance the communication avenues and the project planning\\/tracking requirements of student projects for the Ball State University (BSU) software engineering classes. This paper presents the design and assessment of this tool. SOPPTS has been designed and field-tested to provide real-time feedback from faculty

Jeff Zhang; Dolores M. Zage; Wayne M. Zage

2003-01-01

122

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Project Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of the Project Plan. The Project Plan is intended to provide the high-level direction that documents the required software activities to meet the contractual commitments prepared by the sponsor; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Carl Wharton; Kent Norris

2009-12-01

123

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Project Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of the Project Plan. The Project Plan is intended to provide the high-level direction that documents the required software activities to meet the contractual commitments prepared by the sponsor; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Carl Wharton; Kent Norris

2010-03-01

124

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Project Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of the Project Plan. The Project Plan is intended to provide the high-level direction that documents the required software activities to meet the contractual commitments prepared by the sponsor; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Carl Wharton

2009-10-01

125

Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) version 1.1, Phase 1. Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS): System platform.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document is the Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) for the Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS) project. FEMIS is an automated decision support system that integrates the planning and analysis, operations and response, a...

F. E. Strycker

1993-01-01

126

Pragmatic diabetes management in nursing homes: individual care plan.  

PubMed

Although the management of diabetes as a simple entity has been extensively developed, there is a dearth of evidence in elderly, frail patients with multiple comorbidities and polymedication. This population represents a large proportion of the residents of nursing homes (NHs). As a multidisciplinary group of French experts (geriatricians, endocrinologists, diabetologists, and general practitioners) with practical experience in this area, which is growing in magnitude throughout the world, we convened to compile pragmatic, simple advice on the management of elderly, frail diabetic patients. Given demands on NH personnel (manager, medical coordinator, nurses, and, at the front line of care provision, the undertrained and overworked carers), coupled with the quasiconstant of high staff turnover, the foundation stone of a patient's diabetes management is an Individual Care Plan (ICP) expressed in layman's language. This document that is opened on the patient's admission aims to make sure that the prescriptions established at admission are followed, notably to ensure correct treatment and adapted, regular monitoring with dates and times when examinations and tests are due. This includes monitoring of the diabetes control (HbA1c and, if necessary, blood and urine glucose) and its complications (cardiovascular disease, hypoglycemia, ocular problems, foot disorders, malnutrition, peripheral neuropathy, kidney failure). A necessary corollary is the training of staff to understand the specificities of caring for a frail patient with diabetes, on what to do in a potential emergency, and how to keep the ICP up to date for consultation by doctors and nurses. PMID:24113629

Benetos, Athanase; Novella, Jean-Luc; Guerci, Bruno; Blickle, Jean-Frederic; Boivin, Jean-Marc; Cuny, Pierre; Delemer, Brigitte; Gabreau, Thierry; Jan, Philippe; Louis, Jacques; Passadori, Yves; Petit, Jean-Michel; Weryha, Georges

2013-10-08

127

Computerized design for implant position guide from any commercial implant planning software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dental implants have been widely chosen for the treatment for persons who lost one, two or even several teeth. The planning for placing the implant in the suitable location, which concerned the bone properties and nerves, is the crucial part for this procedure. Many commercial softwares offer the function to assist dentists to visualize the right positioning. The result of

A. Visetvitsakul; T. Kusalanukhun; C. Sinthanayothin; W. Tharanon

2008-01-01

128

Measurement-based guidance of software projects using explicit project plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

As first steps towards establishing software engineer- ing as an engineering discipline, we need to create explicit models of its building blocks, i.e., projects, processes, products, and various quality perspectives; organize these models for effective reuse across project boundaries; and establish measurable criteria for project guidance. This paper investigates the possibilities of providing measurement-based project guidance using explicit project plans.

Christopher M. Lott; H. Dieter Rombach

1993-01-01

129

Computer software configuration management plan for the Honeywell modular automation system  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a Computer Software management plan for a new Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) being installed in the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). This type of system will be used to control new thermal stabilization furnaces, a vertical denitrator calciner, and a pyrolysis furnace.

Cunningham, L.T.

1997-01-20

130

Philosophical Differences: The Case of Architects' Reluctance to Use Strategic Planning Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

A briefing workshop was run in an effort to involve its participants in choosing a strategic direction, and eventual form, for a proposed facility. The workshop was an action research, participative process that sought to improve final design by preconsultation with some relevant stakeholders. This paper will specifically focus on our attempt to use strategic planning software at an early

Ray Wyatt; Jim Smith; Peter E. D. Love

2004-01-01

131

Software Development Plan for the 241-AY and 241-AZ Tank Farm MICON automation system  

SciTech Connect

Project W-030 will install a new tank ventilation system for the aging 241-AY and 241-AZ tank farm facilities. Controls for this system will be provided by a MICON distributed control system. This document defines the plan, deliverables, and schedule to develop software for the control system.

Teats, M.C.

1995-04-28

132

Software Applications to Educational Planning and Management. A Collection of Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The five papers in this collection examine the existing trends in the use of microcomputers in educational planning and management. In the first paper, "Reflexions sur l'Ordre du Jour" (French), Michel Saint-Germain addresses contextual factors surrounding the use of computers, priorities that must be accounted for before developing new software

Saint-Germain, M.; And Others

133

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization Plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office automation may find

Fenske

1991-01-01

134

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software (ANL\\/TM, Revision 4) to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office

K. R. Fenske; V. S. Rockwell

1992-01-01

135

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software  

Microsoft Academic Search

To provide DOE with an understanding of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL, the Computing and Telecommunications Division has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization Plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software (ANL\\/TM 459, Revision 1). This information is current as of September 1988. This document supersedes

L. C. Opitz; R. E. Slocum; D. J. Walsh

1988-01-01

136

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software. Revision 3  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization Plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office automation may find

Fenske

1991-01-01

137

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software. Revision 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software (ANL\\/TM, Revision 4) to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office

K. R. Fenske; V. S. Rockwell

1992-01-01

138

Overview of Hazard Assessment and Emergency Planning Software of Use to RN First Responders  

SciTech Connect

There are numerous software tools available for field deployment, reach-back, training and planning use in the event of a radiological or nuclear (RN) terrorist event. Specialized software tools used by CBRNe responders can increase information available and the speed and accuracy of the response, thereby ensuring that radiation doses to responders, receivers, and the general public are kept as low as reasonably achievable. Software designed to provide health care providers with assistance in selecting appropriate countermeasures or therapeutic interventions in a timely fashion can improve the potential for positive patient outcome. This paper reviews various software applications of relevance to radiological and nuclear (RN) events that are currently in use by first responders, emergency planners, medical receivers, and criminal investigators.

Waller, E; Millage, K; Blakely, W F; Ross, J A; Mercier, J R; Sandgren, D J; Levine, I H; Dickerson, W E; Nemhauser, J B; Nasstrom, J S; Sugiyama, G; Homann, S; Buddemeier, B R; Curling, C A; Disraelly, D S

2008-08-26

139

Overview of hazard assessment and emergency planning software of use to RN first responders.  

PubMed

There are numerous software tools available for field deployment, reach-back, training and planning use in the event of a radiological or nuclear terrorist event. Specialized software tools used by CBRNe responders can increase information available and the speed and accuracy of the response, thereby ensuring that radiation doses to responders, receivers, and the general public are kept as low as reasonably achievable. Software designed to provide health care providers with assistance in selecting appropriate countermeasures or therapeutic interventions in a timely fashion can improve the potential for positive patient outcome. This paper reviews various software applications of relevance to radiological and nuclear events that are currently in use by first responders, emergency planners, medical receivers, and criminal investigators. PMID:19590274

Waller, E; Millage, Kyle; Blakely, William F; Ross, James A; Mercier, John R; Sandgren, David J; Levine, Ira H; Dickerson, William E; Nemhauser, Jeffrey B; Nasstrom, John S; Sugiyama, Gayle; Homann, Steve; Buddemeier, Brooke R; Curling, Carl A; Disraelly, Deena S

2009-08-01

140

Children with Special Health Needs in School: Developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and an Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers ways to help children with special health needs by utilizing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP). Results of a study which found a lack of necessary health information in school documents is summarized. The school nurse is seen as a pivotal person in the identification and…

Janz, Jan; And Others

141

Children with Special Health Needs in School: Developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and an Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper considers ways to help children with special health needs by utilizing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP). Results of a study which found a lack of necessary health information in school documents is summarized. The school nurse is seen as a pivotal person in the identification and…

Janz, Jan; And Others

142

Planning for Retirement - The Age of Individual Responsiblity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the increased regulatory burden placed on defined benefit pension plans, the less complex fully funded defined contribution plan emerged as a more attractive and increasingly popular alternative. Traditionally the standard approach to pensions in the educational…

King, Francis P.

1995-01-01

143

34 CFR 303.20 - Individualized family service plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS...a written plan for providing early intervention services to an infant or toddler...once parental consent for the early intervention services in the IFSP is...

2013-07-01

144

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...to the extent that inpatient care is no longer necessary. (b) The plan of care mustâ (1) Be based on...the medical, psychological, social, behavioral and developmental...need for inpatient psychiatric care; (2) Be developed...

2012-10-01

145

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software. Revision 3  

SciTech Connect

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization Plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office automation may find the Survey useful. It is for internal use only, and any unauthorized use is prohibited. Readers of the Survey should use it as a reference that documents the plans of each organization for office automation, identifies appropriate planners and other contact people in those organizations, and encourages the sharing of this information among those people making plans for organizations and decisions about office automation. The Survey supplements information in both the ANL Statement of Site Strategy for Computing Workstations and the ANL Site Response for the DOE Information Technology Resources Long-Range Plan.

Fenske, K.R.

1991-11-01

146

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software  

SciTech Connect

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization Plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office automation may find the Survey useful. It is for internal use only, and any unauthorized use is prohibited. Readers of the Survey should use it as a reference that documents the plans of each organization for office automation, identifies appropriate planners and other contact people in those organizations, and encourages the sharing of this information among those people making plans for organizations and decisions about office automation. The Survey supplements information in both the ANL Statement of Site Strategy for Computing Workstations and the ANL Site Response for the DOE Information Technology Resources Long-Range Plan.

Fenske, K.R.

1991-11-01

147

Software project planning for robustness and completion time in the presence of uncertainty using multi objective search based software engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

All large-scale projects contain a degree of risk and uncertainty. Software projects are particularly vulnerable to overruns, due to the this uncertainty and the inherent difficulty of software project cost estimation. In this paper we introduce a search based approach to software project robustness. The approach is to formulate this problem as a multi objective Search Based Software Engineering problem,

Stefan Gueorguiev; Mark Harman; Giuliano Antoniol

2009-01-01

148

Software Configuration Management Plan for the K West Basin Integrated Water Treatment System (IWTS) Project A.9  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a configuration control plan for the software associated with the operation and control of the Integrated Water Treatment System (IWTS). It establishes requirements for ensuring configuration item identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting, defect reporting and resolution of computer software. It is written to comply with HNF-SD-SNF-CM-001, Spent Nuclear Fuel Configuration Management Plan (Forehand 1998) and HNF-PRO-309 Computer Software Quality Assurance Requirements, and applicable sections of administrative procedure CM-6-037-00, SNF Project Process Automation Software and Equipment.

GREEN, J.W.

2000-05-01

149

Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) version 1.1, Phase 1. Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS): System platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document is the Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) for the Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS) project. FEMIS is an automated decision support system that integrates the planning and analysis, operations and response, and recovery phases of emergency management. It has broad application across the full range of emergency planning and operations. The SCMP will describe the configuration management

Strycker; F. E. Jr

1993-01-01

150

Creating a strategic plan for configuration management using computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides guidance in the definition, documentation, measurement, enhancement of processes, and validation of a strategic plan for configuration management (CM). The approach and methodology used in establishing a strategic plan is the same for any enterprise, including the Department of Energy (DOE), commercial nuclear plants, the Department of Defense (DOD), or large industrial complexes. The principles and techniques presented are used world wide by some of the largest corporations. The authors used industry knowledge and the areas of their current employment to illustrate and provide examples. Developing a strategic configuration and information management plan for DOE Idaho Field Office (DOE-ID) facilities is discussed in this paper. A good knowledge of CM principles is the key to successful strategic planning. This paper will describe and define CM elements, and discuss how CM integrates the facility`s physical configuration, design basis, and documentation. The strategic plan does not need the support of a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. However, the use of the CASE tool provides a methodology for consistency in approach, graphics, and database capability combined to form an encyclopedia and a method of presentation that is easily understood and aids the process of reengineering. CASE tools have much more capability than those stated above. Some examples are supporting a joint application development group (JAD) to prepare a software functional specification document and, if necessary, provide the capability to automatically generate software application code. This paper briefly discusses characteristics and capabilities of two CASE tools that use different methodologies to generate similar deliverables.

Smith, P.R.; Sarfaty, R.

1993-05-01

151

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report provides an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance Plan. The Software Quality Assurance Plan is intended to ensure all actions necessary for the software life cycle; verification and validation activities; documentation and deliverables; project management; configuration management, nonconformance reporting and corrective action; and quality assessment and improvement have been planned and a systematic pattern of all actions necessary

Kent Norris

2010-01-01

152

SWEPP Assay System Version 2.0 software test plan and report  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) Stored Waste Examination Pilot Plant (SWEPP) operations staff use nondestructive analysis methods to characterize the radiological contents of contact- handled waste containers. Containers of waste from Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site and other DOE sites are currently stored at SWEPP. Before these containers can be shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), SWEPP must verify compliance with storage, shipping, and disposal requirements. One part of the SWEPP program measures neutron emissions from the containers and estimates the mass of plutonium and other transuranic (TRU) isotopes present. A Passive/Active Neutron (PAN) assay system developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is used to perform these measurements. A computer program named NEUT2 was used to perform the data acquisition and reduction functions for the neutron measurements. NEUT2 uses the analysis methodology outlined, but no formal documentation exists on the software itself The SWEPP Assay System (SAS) computer program replaced the NEUT2 software. The SAS software was developed using an `object model` approach. The new software incorporates the basic analysis algorithms found in NEUT2. Additional improvements include an improved user interface, the ability to change analysis parameters without having to modify the code, and other features for maintainability. The primary purpose of this test plan and report is to document the test process and to verify that the requirements for the SAS are implemented correctly. This test plan and report satisfies the testing requirements of ASME NQA-1-1994 Supplement 11S-2 for a Quality Level 2 application. The intended audiences for this test plan are the developers and verification and validation analysts for the SAS.

Ferguson, J.J.; Overlin, T.K.

1996-07-01

153

Planning for an Individual Water System. Fourth Edition Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Few investments have as little thought given to planning as the installation of a water-supply system for the home or farm. There are many considerations to be made if an adequate supply of water is to be available for the living and recreational needs of a family or the needs of livestock. This book is designed to instruct the reader on how to…

Turner, J. Howard, Ed.

154

AZ-101 Mixer Pump Demonstration Data Acquisition System and Gamma Cart Data Acquisition Control System Software Configuration Management Plan  

SciTech Connect

This Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) provides the instructions for change control of the AZ1101 Mixer Pump Demonstration Data Acquisition System (DAS) and the Sludge Mobilization Cart (Gamma Cart) Data Acquisition and Control System (DACS).

WHITE, D.A.

1999-12-29

155

Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) version 1.1, Phase 1. Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS): System platform  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) for the Federal Emergency Management Information System (FEMIS) project. FEMIS is an automated decision support system that integrates the planning and analysis, operations and response, and recovery phases of emergency management. It has broad application across the full range of emergency planning and operations. The SCMP will describe the configuration management system to be used for the control and maintenance of the software and associated documentation during development, test, and production of the FEMIS project. This plan provides information on the requirements and procedures necessary for the configuration management activities of FEMIS. It identifies the software configuration management requirements and establishes the methodology for generating configuration identifiers, controlling engineering changes, maintaining status accounting, and performing audits and reviews during the design and development of software configuration items. This plan defines the Software Configuration Management (SCM) activities necessary for maintaining all support software items and associated documentation being developed, procured, tested, sustained and kept in the production environment for FEMIS. It will apply to all phases of the software development life cycle, up to and including the time of delivery to the customer.

Strycker, F.E. Jr.

1993-07-19

156

A Study of the Effect of Standard Nursing Care Plans on Nurses' Documentation on Individualized Care Plans and Patient Medical Records.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report details the results of an experimental study to determine the effect of standard nursing plans on nurses' documentation on individualized care plans and patient medical records on one 60 bed medical ward. Nursing care plans were audited before...

M. G. Dunn

1977-01-01

157

Designing Intervention Plans: Bridging the Gap between Individualized Education Programs and Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes a seven-step process for designing written intervention plans that help teachers and families bridge the gap between the goals targeted on the IEP (individualized education program) as well as intervention strategies and data collection in the general education classroom. The seven steps to intervention planning are to: (1)…

Jung, Lee Ann; Gomez, Caroline; Baird, Samera M.; Keramidas, Cathy L. Galyon

2008-01-01

158

Help Organize Student Job Searches: Developing an Individual Job Placement Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article describes a program currently in place for utilizing an individual job placement plan to organize and add structure to a career service center. The plans can be customized to fit specific needs, based on local information, policy, relationships, and procedures. (ADT)

Nardo, Jeff

2003-01-01

159

On the effectiveness of individual wage incentive plans in manufacturing firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to investigate individual wage incentive plans (IWIPs) in manufacturing industry. Two sets of hypotheses were formulated. The first dealt with certain characteristics, primarily organizational, that distinguish firms with IWIPs from those that did not introduce such plans. The second proposed certain correlates of the effectiveness of IWIPs. These hypotheses were tested in a random probability sample

Arie Shirom; Emmie Mar

1991-01-01

160

Designing Intervention Plans: Bridging the Gap between Individualized Education Programs and Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a seven-step process for designing written intervention plans that help teachers and families bridge the gap between the goals targeted on the IEP (individualized education program) as well as intervention strategies and data collection in the general education classroom. The seven steps to intervention planning are to: (1)…

Jung, Lee Ann; Gomez, Caroline; Baird, Samera M.; Keramidas, Cathy L. Galyon

2008-01-01

161

Visual Sample Plan (VSP) Software: Designs and Data Analyses for Sampling Contaminated Buildings  

SciTech Connect

A new module of the Visual Sample Plan (VSP) software has been developed to provide sampling designs and data analyses for potentially contaminated buildings. An important application is assessing levels of contamination in buildings after a terrorist attack. This new module, funded by DHS through the Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office, Technical Support Working Group, was developed to provide a tailored, user-friendly and visually-orientated buildings module within the existing VSP software toolkit, the latest version of which can be downloaded from http://dqo.pnl.gov/vsp. In case of, or when planning against, a chemical, biological, or radionuclide release within a building, the VSP module can be used to quickly and easily develop and visualize technically defensible sampling schemes for walls, floors, ceilings, and other surfaces to statistically determine if contamination is present, its magnitude and extent throughout the building and if decontamination has been effective. This paper demonstrates the features of this new VSP buildings module, which include: the ability to import building floor plans or to easily draw, manipulate, and view rooms in several ways; being able to insert doors, windows and annotations into a room; 3-D graphic room views with surfaces labeled and floor plans that show building zones that have separate air handing units. The paper will also discuss the statistical design and data analysis options available in the buildings module. Design objectives supported include comparing an average to a threshold when the data distribution is normal or unknown, and comparing measurements to a threshold to detect hotspots or to insure most of the area is uncontaminated when the data distribution is normal or unknown.

Pulsipher, Brent A.; Wilson, John E.; Gilbert, Richard O.; Nuffer, Lisa L.; Hassig, Nancy L.

2005-05-11

162

Deliverable navigation for multicriteria IMRT treatment planning by combining shared and individual apertures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider the problem of deliverable Pareto surface navigation for step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiation therapy. This problem amounts to calculation of a collection of treatment plans with the property that convex combinations of plans are directly deliverable. Previous methods for deliverable navigation impose restrictions on the number of apertures of the individual plans, or require that all treatment plans have identical apertures. We introduce simultaneous direct step-and-shoot optimization of multiple plans subject to constraints that some of the apertures must be identical across all plans. This method generalizes previous methods for deliverable navigation to allow for treatment plans with some apertures from a collective pool and some apertures that are individual. The method can also be used as a post-processing step to previous methods for deliverable navigation in order to improve upon their plans. By applying the method to subsets of plans in the collection representing the Pareto set, we show how it can enable convergence toward the unrestricted (non-navigable) Pareto set where all apertures are individual.

Fredriksson, Albin; Bokrantz, Rasmus

2013-11-01

163

Deliverable navigation for multicriteria IMRT treatment planning by combining shared and individual apertures.  

PubMed

We consider the problem of deliverable Pareto surface navigation for step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiation therapy. This problem amounts to calculation of a collection of treatment plans with the property that convex combinations of plans are directly deliverable. Previous methods for deliverable navigation impose restrictions on the number of apertures of the individual plans, or require that all treatment plans have identical apertures. We introduce simultaneous direct step-and-shoot optimization of multiple plans subject to constraints that some of the apertures must be identical across all plans. This method generalizes previous methods for deliverable navigation to allow for treatment plans with some apertures from a collective pool and some apertures that are individual. The method can also be used as a post-processing step to previous methods for deliverable navigation in order to improve upon their plans. By applying the method to subsets of plans in the collection representing the Pareto set, we show how it can enable convergence toward the unrestricted (non-navigable) Pareto set where all apertures are individual. PMID:24125865

Fredriksson, Albin; Bokrantz, Rasmus

2013-10-14

164

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software  

SciTech Connect

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software (ANL/TM, Revision 4) to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office automation may find the Survey useful. It is for internal use only, and any unauthorized use is prohibited. Readers of the Survey should use it as a reference document that (1) documents the plans of each organization for office automation, (2) identifies appropriate planners and other contact people in those organizations and (3) encourages the sharing of this information among those people making plans for organizations and decisions about office automation. The Survey supplements information in both the ANL Statement of Site Strategy for Computing Workstations (ANL/TM 458) and the ANL Site Response for the DOE Information Technology Resources Long-Range Plan (ANL/TM 466).

Fenske, K.R.; Rockwell, V.S.

1992-08-01

165

Survey of ANL organization plans for word processors, personal computers, workstations, and associated software. Revision 4  

SciTech Connect

The Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD) has compiled this Survey of ANL Organization plans for Word Processors, Personal Computers, Workstations, and Associated Software (ANL/TM, Revision 4) to provide DOE and Argonne with a record of recent growth in the acquisition and use of personal computers, microcomputers, and word processors at ANL. Laboratory planners, service providers, and people involved in office automation may find the Survey useful. It is for internal use only, and any unauthorized use is prohibited. Readers of the Survey should use it as a reference document that (1) documents the plans of each organization for office automation, (2) identifies appropriate planners and other contact people in those organizations and (3) encourages the sharing of this information among those people making plans for organizations and decisions about office automation. The Survey supplements information in both the ANL Statement of Site Strategy for Computing Workstations (ANL/TM 458) and the ANL Site Response for the DOE Information Technology Resources Long-Range Plan (ANL/TM 466).

Fenske, K.R.; Rockwell, V.S.

1992-08-01

166

Software automated testing: A solution to maximize the test plan coverage and to increase software reliability and quality in use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software plays an increasingly important role in complex systems, especially for high-tech applications involved in important fields, such as transportation, financial management, communication, biomedical applications and so on. For these systems, performances such as efficient operation, fault tolerance, safety and security have to be guaranteed by the software structure, whose quality in use is assuming a growing importance from the

Marcantonio Catelani; Lorenzo Ciani; Valeria L. Scarano; Alessandro Bacioccola

2011-01-01

167

Feasibility and Reproducibility of Left Ventricular Rotation by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Elderly Individuals and the Impact of Different Software  

PubMed Central

Background Changes in ventricular rotation measured by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) are early indicators of cardiac disease. Data on the clinical feasibility of this important measure are scarce and there is no information on the comparability of different software versions. We assessed the feasibility, reproducibility and within patient temporal variability of 2DSTE in a large community based sample of older adults. We additionally compared 2DSTE results to those generated by 3DSTE. Methods and results 1408 participants underwent transthoracic echocardiography. Using Philips Qlab 8.1 peak LV rotation at either the base or the apex was analysable in 432 (31%) participants. Peak twist measurements were achieved in 274 (20%) participants. 66 participants were randomly selected for the reproducibility study. 20 additional participants had scans 4–6 weeks apart for temporal variability and 3D echocardiography to assess the agreement between 2DSTE and 3DSTE. Reproducibility was evaluated using the intraclass coefficient of correlation (ICC). Better reproducibility for rotation and twist were obtained when measured at the endocardium, and when using more recent software versions, Peak twist and rotation were significantly different using two versions of the same software. Agreement with 3DSTE was better using newer software. Conclusion Feasibility of 2DSTE is low in this cohort of elderly individuals severely limiting its utility in clinical settings. However if high quality images can be acquired assessment of ventricular rotation by 2DSTE is reproducible. Caution should be taken when comparing measurements of ventricular rotation by software from different vendors or different versions of software from the same vendor.

Park, Chloe M.; March, Katherine; Williams, Suzanne; Kukadia, Suraj; Ghosh, Arjun K.; Jones, Siana; Tillin, Therese; Chaturvedi, Nish; Hughes, Alun D.

2013-01-01

168

A Planning-based Decision-support Tool for Software Project Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem: In software engineering, a piece of software is assembled from components or modules and these com- ponents in turn can be recursively made up from smaller sub-components. The management of a software project in- volves tracking the development and maintenance of the in- dividual components. Though tools exist to track component dependencies and historical changes, the key software man-

Biplav Srivastava

2003-01-01

169

W-026 acceptance test plan plant control system software (submittal {number_sign} 216)  

SciTech Connect

Acceptance Testing of the WRAP 1 Plant Control System software will be conducted throughout the construction of WRAP 1 with final testing on the glovebox software being completed in December 1996. The software tests will be broken out into five sections; one for each of the four Local Control Units and one for the supervisory software modules. The acceptance test report will contain completed copies of the software tests along with the applicable test log and completed Exception Test Reports.

Watson, T.L., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-14

170

Tech notes: Ongoing or planned hydro research, results of recent studies, and reviews of new books, publications, and software  

SciTech Connect

Ongoing or planned hydro research, results of recent studies, and reviews of new books, publications, and software. Items covered this month include: (1) a recommendation that dam designers give more consideration to earthquake resistance, (2) the development of a new wave rotor design, (3) the development of a small hydro database in China, and (4) an ICOLD bulletin on the optimization of constuction costs.

NONE

1993-12-31

171

The Development of a Thorough Test Plan in the Analysis Phase Leading to more Successful Software Development Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

A critical problem in many software development projects is missing some important requirements until late in the development life cycle. The impact of a missing or misunderstood requirement can add to the project cost and delay product launch due to rework both of the application code, documentation updates, and addition test passes. Building a thorough test plan very early in

Jim Nindel-Edwards; Gerhard Steinke

172

Migrating data from TcSE to DOORS : an evaluation of the T-Plan Integrator software application.  

SciTech Connect

This report describes our evaluation of the T-Plan Integrator software application as it was used to transfer a real data set from the Teamcenter for Systems Engineering (TcSE) software application to the DOORS software application. The T-Plan Integrator was evaluated to determine if it would meet the needs of Sandia National Laboratories to migrate our existing data sets from TcSE to DOORS. This report presents the struggles of migrating data and focuses on how the Integrator can be used to map a data set and its data architecture from TcSE to DOORS. Finally, this report describes how the bulk of the migration can take place using the Integrator; however, about 20-30% of the data would need to be transferred from TcSE to DOORS manually. This report does not evaluate the transfer of data from DOORS to TcSE.

Post, Debra S. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Manzanares, David A.; Taylor, Jeffrey L.

2011-02-01

173

Reciprocal Peer Coaching: A Critical Contributor to Implementing Individual Leadership Plans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Billions of dollars are spent annually on programs to develop organizational leaders, yet the effectiveness of these programs is poorly understood. Scholars advise that value is enhanced by the development of individual leadership plans at program completion, followed by implementation experience with subsequent coaching and reflection. The…

Goldman, Ellen; Wesner, Marilyn; Karnchanomai, Ornpawee

2013-01-01

174

The Multi-Agent Model of Language Choice: National Planning and Individual Volition in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Language choice is often studied as choices made by the state at the level of national language planning or as individual choice of language or variety in language use. There has been little research to directly connect these two aspects of language choice. This paper attempts to incorporate the two aspects and other related phenomena in a…

Lam, Agnes S. L.

2007-01-01

175

Individualized Supports for Students with Problem Behaviors. Designing Positive Behavior Plans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Practical and comprehensive, this book focuses on the nuts and bolts of designing positive behavior support plans for students with such disabilities as mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Strategies are provided for addressing individual behavioral problems at all levels of severity. Filled with…

Bambara, Linda M.; Kern, Lee

2004-01-01

176

Establishing Individual Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities within the NSW Department of School Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This examination of individual transition plans (ITPs) for students with disabilities in New South Wales, Australia, looked at effectiveness of the system and procedures, and involvement of teachers in the development of the ITPs. It found that the numbers of written ITPs grew from 156 (56 percent of potential) in 1989 to 340 (74 percent) by June…

Parmenter, Trevor R.; Riches, Vivienne C.

177

Individual and Familial Factors Influencing the Educational and Career Plans of Chinese Immigrant Youths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors explore how individual and familial factors predict educational and career aspirations, plans, and vocational outcome expectations of urban, Chinese immigrant youths. Participants were 265 Chinese immigrant high school students in New York City. The results indicated that higher self-reported English language fluency and…

Ma, Pei-Wen Winnie; Yeh, Christine J.

2010-01-01

178

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance Plan. The Software Quality Assurance Plan is intended to ensure all actions necessary for the software life cycle; verification and validation activities; documentation and deliverables; project management; configuration management, nonconformance reporting and corrective action; and quality assessment and improvement have been planned and a systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a software product conforms to established technical requirements; and to meet the contractual commitments prepared by the sponsor; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Kent Norris

2010-03-01

179

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This report provides an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance Plan. The Software Quality Assurance Plan is intended to ensure all actions necessary for the software life cycle; verification and validation activities; documentation and deliverables; project management; configuration management, nonconformance reporting and corrective action; and quality assessment and improvement have been planned and a systematic pattern of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a software product conforms to established technical requirements; and to meet the contractual commitments prepared by the sponsor; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Kent Norris

2010-02-01

180

Guidelines for Planning and Development of Software for Buildings and Building Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

From inception to completion, software development projects need structure and organization so that good quality, user-friendly software is produced on time and within budget. The structured approach presented in this paper helps achieve those goals. The ...

P. D. Lavappa

2008-01-01

181

Transition from a plan-driven process to Scrum: a longitudinal case study on software quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although Scrum is an important topic in software engineering and information systems, few longitudinal industrial studies have investigated the effects of Scrum on software quality, in terms of defects and defect density, and the quality assurance process. In this paper we report on a longitudinal study in which we have followed a project over a three-year period. We compared software

Jingyue Li; Nils Brede Moe; Tore Dybå

2010-01-01

182

Comparing Individual Behavior Plans from Schools With and Without Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support: A Preliminary Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

School-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) has been proposed as a proactive and preventive method to reduce problematic\\u000a behavior in schools. Under this approach, educators and administrators seek to create a school environment that fosters prosocial\\u000a behavior and attempts to systematically deter problem behaviors before they happen. To date, the relationship between SWPBS\\u000a and individualized positive behavior support (PBS) plans has

Natasha S. Medley; Steven G. Little; Angeleque Akin-Little

2008-01-01

183

Managing environmental enhancement plans for individual research projects at a national primate research center.  

PubMed

We describe a method for managing environmental enhancement plans for individual research projects at a national primate research center where most monkeys are assigned to active research projects. The Psychological Well-being Program (PWB) at the University of Washington National Primate Research Center developed an Environmental Enhancement Plan form (EEPL) that allows PWB to quantify and track changes in enrichment allowances over time while ensuring that each animal is provided with as much enrichment as possible without compromising research. Very few projects involve restrictions on toys or perches. Some projects have restrictions on food treats and foraging, primarily involving the provision of these enrichments by research staff instead of husbandry staff. Restrictions are not considered exemptions unless they entirely prohibit an element of the University of Washington Environmental Enhancement Plan (UW EE Plan). All exemptions must be formally reviewed and approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. Most exemptions from elements of the UW EE Plan involve social housing. Between 2004 and 2006, the percentage of projects with no social contact restrictions increased by 1%, but those prohibiting any tactile social contact declined by 7%, and projects permitting tactile social contact during part of the study increased by 9%. The EEPL form has facilitated informing investigators about the enrichment their monkeys will receive if no restrictions or exemptions are requested and approved. The EEPL form also greatly enhances PWB's ability to coordinate the specific enrichment requirements of a project. PMID:18459714

Thom, Jinhee P; Crockett, Carolyn M

2008-05-01

184

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Acceptance Test Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE 8 Software Acceptance Test Plan is to assess the approach to be taken for intended testing activities. The plan typically identifies the items to be tested, the requirements being tested, the testing to be performed, test schedules, personnel requirements, reporting requirements, evaluation criteria, and any risks requiring contingency planning. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2010-03-01

185

Looking Beyond Retirement: Patterns and Predictors of Formal End-of-Life Planning Among Retirement Age Individuals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses the 2004 wave of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study to examine the patterns and predictors of formal End-of-Life\\u000a (EOL) planning strategies among retirement age individuals and whether EOL health and financial planning are highly correlated\\u000a planning behaviors. Using logistic regressions and multinomial logistic regressions, findings show that EOL health plans appear\\u000a to be done in combination with financial

Yung-Ting Su

2008-01-01

186

Kid Tools: Self-Management, Problem- Solving, Organizational, and Planning Software for Children and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article provides an overview of KidTools, an electronic performance software system designed for elementary and middle school children to use independently on classroom or home computers. The software system contains 30 computerized research-based strategy tools that can be implemented in a classroom or home environment. Through the…

Miller, Kevin J.; Fitzgerald, Gail E.; Koury, Kevin A.; Mitchem, Herine J.; Hollingsead, Candice

2007-01-01

187

Kid Tools: Self-Management, Problem- Solving, Organizational, and Planning Software for Children and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of KidTools, an electronic performance software system designed for elementary and middle school children to use independently on classroom or home computers. The software system contains 30 computerized research-based strategy tools that can be implemented in a classroom or home environment. Through the…

Miller, Kevin J.; Fitzgerald, Gail E.; Koury, Kevin A.; Mitchem, Herine J.; Hollingsead, Candice

2007-01-01

188

A method to individualize adaptive planning target volumes for deformable targets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have investigated a method to individualize the planning target volume (PTV) for deformable targets in radiotherapy by combining a computer tomography (CT) scan with multiple cone beam (CB)CT scans. All combinations of the CT and up to five initial CBCTs were considered. To exclude translational motion, the clinical target volumes (CTVs) in the CBCTs were matched to the CTV in the CT. PTVs investigated were the unions, the intersections and all other structures defined by a volume with a constant CTV location frequency. The method was investigated for three bladder cancer patients with a CT and 20-27 CBCTs. Reliable alternatives to a standard PTV required use of at least four scans for planning. The CTV unions of four or five scans gave similar results when considering the fraction of individual repeat scan CTVs they volumetrically covered to at least 99%. For patient 1, 64% of the repeat scan CTVs were covered by these unions and for patient 2, 86% were covered. Further, the PTVs defined by the volume occupied by the CTV in all except one of the four or five planning scans seemed clinically feasible. On average, 52% of the repeat CBCT CTVs for patient 1 and 64% for patient 2 were covered to minimum 99% of their total volume. For patient 3, the method failed due to poor volume control of the bladder. The suggested PTVs could, with considerably improved conformity, complement the standard PTV.

Wright, Pauliina; Redpath, Anthony Thomas; Høyer, Morten; Muren, Ludvig Paul

2009-12-01

189

A method to individualize adaptive planning target volumes for deformable targets.  

PubMed

We have investigated a method to individualize the planning target volume (PTV) for deformable targets in radiotherapy by combining a computer tomography (CT) scan with multiple cone beam (CB)CT scans. All combinations of the CT and up to five initial CBCTs were considered. To exclude translational motion, the clinical target volumes (CTVs) in the CBCTs were matched to the CTV in the CT. PTVs investigated were the unions, the intersections and all other structures defined by a volume with a constant CTV location frequency. The method was investigated for three bladder cancer patients with a CT and 20-27 CBCTs. Reliable alternatives to a standard PTV required use of at least four scans for planning. The CTV unions of four or five scans gave similar results when considering the fraction of individual repeat scan CTVs they volumetrically covered to at least 99%. For patient 1, 64% of the repeat scan CTVs were covered by these unions and for patient 2, 86% were covered. Further, the PTVs defined by the volume occupied by the CTV in all except one of the four or five planning scans seemed clinically feasible. On average, 52% of the repeat CBCT CTVs for patient 1 and 64% for patient 2 were covered to minimum 99% of their total volume. For patient 3, the method failed due to poor volume control of the bladder. The suggested PTVs could, with considerably improved conformity, complement the standard PTV. PMID:19904035

Wright, Pauliina; Redpath, Anthony Thomas; Høyer, Morten; Muren, Ludvig Paul

2009-11-11

190

Motor interactions with another person: do individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder plan ahead?  

PubMed Central

Interpersonal motor interactions (joint-actions) occur on a daily basis. In joint-action situations, typically developing (TD) individuals consider the end-goal of their partner and adjust their own movements to accommodate the other person. The movement planning processes required for joint-action may, however, be difficult for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) given documented difficulties in performance on theory of mind (ToM) and motor tasks. The goal of this experiment was to determine if individuals with ASD exhibit end-state comfort behaviors similar to their TD peers in joint-action situations. Participants were asked to either pass, place, or use three common tools: a wooden toy hammer, a stick, or a calculator. These tools were selected because the degree of affordance they offer (i.e., the physical characteristics they posses to prompt proper use) ranges from direct (hammer) to indirect (calculator). Participants were asked to pass the tool to a confederate who intended to place the tool down, or use the tool. Variables of interest included beginning and end-state grip orientations of the participant and confederate (comfortable or uncomfortable) as a function of task goal, and the side to which the tool was placed or passed. Similar to Gonzalez et al. (2011), some individuals with ASD maximized their partner's beginning-state comfort by adopting personally uncomfortable postures. That said, their performance was more variable than their TD peers who consistently passed tools in a manner that facilitated comfortable use by the confederate. Therefore, the movement planning processes used to prepare to pass a tool are not stereotypical across all individuals with ASD. We propose that the novel joint-action task described herein provides the basis for testing an important link between motor performance and more complex social and communication behaviors.

Gonzalez, David A.; Glazebrook, Cheryl M.; Studenka, Breanna E.; Lyons, Jim

2013-01-01

191

Forensic Software Testing Support Tools: Test Plan; Test Design Specification; and Test Case Specification.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, provides a measure of confidence in the software tools used in computer forensic invest...

E. Fong S. Gavrila

2004-01-01

192

MEDBASE: Strategic Planning and Implementation of an Army Medical Department Software Application.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this research is to provide recommendations for the strategy and implementation of MEDBASE an Army Medical Department (AMEDD) software application. MEDBASE began as an Army physician assistant's pet project used to ease medical readiness re...

F. S. Kim

2003-01-01

193

Twin peaks: an ERP study of action planning and control in co-acting individuals.  

PubMed

Previous studies have shown that perceiving another's actions activates corresponding representations in an observer's action system. The present study investigated how performing a task with another person affects action planning and control. Reaction times (RTs) and event-related potentials were measured while participants performed a go/no-go task alone and with another person. Three effects of acting together were observed. First, RTs were slowed when individuals had to respond to a stimulus referring to the other's action, suggesting that an action selection conflict occurred. Second, at frontal sites, a stimulus referring to the other's action elicited a similar electrophysiological response as a stimulus referring to one's own action. Finally, on no-go trials, P300 amplitude was significantly larger in a group setting, indicating that an action was suppressed. These findings provide evidence that individuals acting in a social context form shared action representations. PMID:16768383

Sebanz, Natalie; Knoblich, Günther; Prinz, Wolfgang; Wascher, Edmund

2006-05-01

194

Developmental needs and individualized family service plans among infants and toddlers in the child welfare system.  

PubMed

This study examines levels of developmental need in young children investigated by child protective services, estimates early intervention service use, and examines need and service use variations during the 5-6 years after investigation on the basis of maltreatment substantiation status. Data were from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, the first nationally representative study of children investigated for maltreatment. The sample comprised 1,845 children aged 0 to 36 months at baseline. Logistic regression with covariate adjustment was used to examine the relationship between having an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP; a proxy and marker of early intervention services through Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act) and substantiation status. A high prevalence of developmental problems was found among children with substantiated cases and children with unsubstantiated cases. Few children with developmental needs had an IFSP. Substantiation status and level of child welfare system involvement were significantly associated with having an IFSP. PMID:18495948

Casanueva, Cecilia E; Cross, Theodore P; Ringeisen, Heather

2008-05-21

195

Balancing Plan-Driven and Agile Methods in Software Engineering Project Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the past 6 years, we have been teaching a two-semester software engineering project course. The students organize into 5-person teams and develop largely web-based electronic services projects for real USC campus clients. We have been using and evolving a method called Model- Based (System) Architecting and Software Engineering (MBASE) for use in both the course and in industrial applications.

Barry Boehm; Dan Port; A. Winsor Brown

2002-01-01

196

Binomial sequential sampling plan for hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) sistens infesting individual eastern hemlock trees.  

PubMed

The hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae Annand (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), is an exotic insect pest that is killing eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carrière, and Carolina hemlock, Tsuga caroliniana Engelmann, in the eastern United States. We used the sequential interval procedure to develop a binomial sequential sampling plan for A. tsugae sistens on individual eastern hemlock trees that uses nondestructive sampling of new shoots. The actual a (type I) and beta (type II) error rates were essentially 5 and 10%, respectively. Tallies of new shoots infested by at least one A. tsugae sistens were compared with stop values for thresholds of 10 and 30% of new hemlock shoots infested. Twenty to 80 new shoots had to be examined per tree to render a low, high, or indeterminate classification, which took < 2 min per tree regardless of the threshold used. This plan should be an efficient and cost-effective tool in the management of A. tsugae infestations on individual, high-value eastern hemlock trees. PMID:16937709

Fidgen, Jeffrey G; Legg, David E; Salom, Scott M

2006-08-01

197

Individual support planning: perceptions and expectations of people with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands.  

PubMed

Background? According to Dutch jurisdiction, individual support plans (ISP) should register the mutual agreements between a person with intellectual disabilities (ID) and a professional service organisation with respect to the support that will be provided. In planning for support, active involvement of both parties is necessary. The current study focuses on the perceptions and experiences of Dutch persons with ID with respect to their involvement in their ISP. Method? Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with 61 people with mild to moderate ID. Participants were recruited in 23 Dutch service provider organisations. A systematic qualitative analysis was performed on the interview transcripts. Results? Although persons with ID are present at their ISP meeting, active client involvement in developing, executing and evaluating the ISP is not common practice. Issues of accessibility and lack of control over the process and content of ISP hamper effective involvement of people with ID. Conclusions? The study raises questions concerning ISP practices in the Netherlands. The question needs to be addressed as to how to facilitate active involvement of people with ID in planning for support. The results further suggest that support organisations perceive an ISP rather as a formal document to comply with bureaucratic rules than as an instrument of empowerment to enhance control of persons with ID over their own lives. PMID:22973900

Herps, M A; Buntinx, W H E; Curfs, L M G

2012-09-14

198

29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...or appropriate to wind up the affairs of the plan and distribute benefits to the plan's participants...administrator to wind up the affairs of the plan and distribute benefits to the plan's participants...services necessary to wind up the affairs of the plan and distribute benefits to the plan's...

2010-07-01

199

29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...or appropriate to wind up the affairs of the plan and distribute benefits to the plan's participants...administrator to wind up the affairs of the plan and distribute benefits to the plan's participants...services necessary to wind up the affairs of the plan and distribute benefits to the plan's...

2009-07-01

200

45 CFR 261.13 - May an individual be penalized for not following an individual responsibility plan?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

45 Public Welfare 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false May...responsibility plan? 261.13 Section 261.13 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare OFFICE OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS),...

2011-10-01

201

[CT/MRI-based software for 3-D brachytherapy planning system].  

PubMed

The paper presents a 3D Brachytherapy Planning System based on CT/MRI images. Unlike other percutaneous radiotherapy planning systems, it provides doctors with an interactive source layout function, including accurate and quick dosage distribution calculation and dynamical 2D/3D display. A special template library and an integrated planning evaluation/alert subsystem are incorporated in the system. The system successfully has many functions such as data acquisition, registration, segmentation, image processing, 3D reconstruction and planning report output. Various automated procedures, 3-D graphics and a user-friendly interface GUI enable the system to be a powerful and practical one meeting well the chinical therapeutic demands. PMID:16104314

Xiang, Hui; Zhuang, Tian-ge

2002-11-01

202

VOC-PLAN: Individual Vocational Education Plan (A Quick, Efficient and Creative Way to Generate Vocational I.E.P.s), Users Manual and Preview Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This User's Manual is intended to accompany VOC-PLAN, a computer (Apple) program designed to assist in the preparation of an Individualized Vocational Education Program (IVEP) for handicapped, disadvantaged, or regular vocational secondary and postsecondary students. The program is presented in standard IEP (Individualized Education Program)…

Robinson, Jim; Seabolt, Pete

203

Predicting Walking Intentions and Exercise in Individuals With Intermittent Claudication: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To identify determinants of intention and walking activity among individuals with intermittent claudication using the theory of planned behavior. Study Design and Participants: Prospective, correlational study of men and women (n = 62) with intermittent claudication. Method: Baseline questionnaire assessing theory of planned behavior measures regarding walking. Telephone follow-up assessing frequency and duration of walking during the previous week.

Melissa N. Galea; Steven R. Bray

2006-01-01

204

Development and Initial Validation of a Professional Development Intervention to Enhance the Quality of Individualized Family Service Plans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe a targeted professional development (PD) intervention designed to improve the quality of individualized family service plans (IFSPs) and to support IFSP planning, development, and decision making. The theoretical and empirical foundations for the PD intervention and its key components are reviewed. Building on an established online…

Ridgley, Robyn; Snyder, Patricia A.; McWilliam, R. A.; Davis, Jacqueline E.

2011-01-01

205

Software platform to build geo-collaborative systems supporting design and planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Systems supporting collaborative geo-referencing of data and information activities are increasingly being used for various purposes like urban planning, risk management, geological prospection, by engineers, city planners, policemen, firefighters, geologists, architects, etc. These systems commonly implement processes and functionalities supporting decision making as well as design and planning. The various visualization metaphors which can be applied to geo-referenced data and

Jonathan Frez; Nelson Baloian; Gustavo Zurita

2012-01-01

206

Personal Software Process (PSP).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Personal Software Process (PSP) provides engineers with a disciplined personal framework for doing software work. The PSP process consists of a set of methods, forms. and scripts that show software engineers how to plan, measure, and manage their work...

W. S. Humphrey

2000-01-01

207

Software Project Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Software project management encompasses the knowledge, techniques, and tools necessary to manage the development of software products. This curriculum module discusses material that managers need to create a plan for software development, using effective ...

H. K. Hallman J. E. Tomayko

1989-01-01

208

The people side of software. A lesson plan for establishing a successful training program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Training is vital to keeping up with industry, customer and employee demands. Specifically, training is necessary for the development of quality software which is dependent on knowledgeable and skilled employees. They, in turn, will perform their roles more effectively and efficiently. It is as important for new hires as it is for current employees. Therefore, training is an on-going and

J. Baron

1996-01-01

209

An industrial survey of requirements interdependencies in software product release planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The task of finding an optimal selection of requirements for the next release of a software system is difficult as requirements may depend on each other in complex ways. The paper presents the results from an in-depth study of the interdependencies within 5 distinct sets of requirements, each including 20 high-priority requirements of 5 distinct products from 5 different companies.

P. Carlshamre; K. Sandahl; M. Lindvall; B. Regnell; J. Natt och Dag

2001-01-01

210

Recommendations for a Software Quality Assurance Plan for the CMR Facility at LANL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Nuclear Materials Technology (NMT) organizations 1 and 3 within the Chemical and Metallurgical Research (CMR) facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are working to achieve Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) certification to enable them to transport their TRU waste to WIPP. This document is intended to provide not only recommendations to address the necessary software quality assurance activities

K. Adams; S. D. Matthews; M. A. McQueen

1998-01-01

211

20 CFR 669.400 - What are the elements of the Individual Employment Plan that is authorized as an intensive service?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false What are the elements of the Individual Employment Plan that...Services § 669.400 What are the elements of the Individual Employment Plan that...authorized as an intensive service? The elements of the Individual Employment Plan...

2013-04-01

212

Geographic Information System Tools for Conservation Planning (Software included on CD-ROM).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this product is to incorporate landscape, species and habitat relations into the conservation planning processes of public and private land managers. The CD-ROM provides three tools, developed for the Environmental Systems Research Instit...

2003-01-01

213

Integration of Palliative Care Principles into the Ongoing Care of Children with Cancer: Individualized Care Planning and Coordination  

PubMed Central

Synopsis The Individualized Care Planning and Coordination Model is designed to integrate palliative care principles and practices into the ongoing care of children with cancer. Application of the model helps clinicians to generate a comprehensive individualized care plan that is implemented through Individualized Care Coordination processes as detailed here. Clinicians’ strong desire to provide compassionate, competent and sensitive care to the seriously ill child and the child’s family can be effectively translated into clinical practice through these processes. “To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always -- this is our work.” Author Unknown

Baker, Justin N; Hinds, Pamela S; Spunt, Sheri L; Barfield, Raymond C; Allen, Caitlin; Powell, Brent C; Anderson, Lisa H; Kane, Javier R

2008-01-01

214

29 CFR 2520.101-3 - Notice of blackout periods under individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...retirement in the near future, we encourage you to carefully consider how this blackout period may affect your retirement planning, as well as your overall financial plan. 3. The blackout period for the plan [enter the following as...

2010-07-01

215

29 CFR 2520.101-3 - Notice of blackout periods under individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...retirement in the near future, we encourage you to carefully consider how this blackout period may affect your retirement planning, as well as your overall financial plan. 3. The blackout period for the plan [enter the following as...

2009-07-01

216

Post-abortion family planning: factors in individual choice of contraceptive methods.  

PubMed

A variety of recommendations are made for improving postabortion counseling about ovulation, safe methods for preventing pregnancy, and accessibility of family planning (FP) services. This article includes an 18 by 24 inch chart of postabortion FP information (clinical conditions, precautions, and recommendations), which is appropriate for providers. "If the woman" situations are given specific solutions. For instance, if the postabortion woman is under stress, in pain, or not prepared to make a decision, then informed, voluntary decisions are not possible. Long-acting, permanent, or provider-dependent methods are, thus, not recommended. Temporary methods and a referral for longer-acting methods are suggested in this "if the woman" situation. Natural FP is not recommended until a regular menstrual period returns. At the Bellagio Conference in 1993 about 25 international experts recommended that contraceptive protocols should be based on the assessment of each woman as an individual (personal characteristics, clinical conditions, and service delivery capabilities in the patient's treatment and residential area). Postabortion FP should use a problem-solving approach tailored to the individual as a means of increasing the likelihood of acceptable and effective care. Clinical conditions are of equal or lesser importance to personal preferences, constraints, and social contexts. Clinicians must be aware of the factors that led to the unwanted pregnancy, as a means of helping the client select an appropriate method. A working group recommends that all modern contraceptives may be used immediately following postabortion care. Women should abstain from intercourse until bleeding stops. PMID:12289990

Leonard, A H; Ladipo, O A

1994-01-01

217

Factors that Influence the Intention to Pirate Software and Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on one of the newer forms of software piracy, known as digital piracy, and uses the Theory of Planned Behavior\\u000a (TPB) as a framework to attempt to determine factors that influence digital piracy (the illegal copying\\/downloading of copyrighted\\u000a software and media files). This study examines factors, which could determine an individual’s intention to pirate digital\\u000a material (software,

Timothy Paul Cronan; Sulaiman Al-Rafee

2008-01-01

218

People Factors in Software Management: Lessons From Comparing Agile and Plan-Driven Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

While methodologies, management techniques, and technical approaches are valuable, a study of agile and plan-driven approaches has confirmed that the most critical success factors are much more likely to be in the realm of people factors. This paper discusses five areas where people issues can have a significant impact: staffing, culture, values, communications, and expectations management. Recently we have been

Barry Boehm

219

Supporting Urban Planning with cage: a Software Environment to Simulate Complex Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The planning process is a multiactor, multilevel process, and the techniques we need for it must be suitable for all the protagonists involved. Moreover, the difficulty in dealing with the complexity of urban systems and the related difficulty of analyzing and forecasting are twofold: one kind of difficulty lies in the complexity of the system itself, and the other is

Arnaldo Cecchini; Giuseppe A. Trunfio

2007-01-01

220

[Software solution for work planning, monitoring and analysis in medical institutions and its appliance in information system of the medical center "Dom Zdravlja Nish"].  

PubMed

Economic category of the given services in medical institutions is getting more important. The software solution explained in this paper offers efficient planning of services that could be given in medical institutions. The software module also covers plan realization monitorin. Large number of statistic reports enables detailed analysis of plan realization in required period, using hierarchical structure of institution organizacion and given services. Module offeres reports for monitoring every employee, as well as categories of insured persons, and kinds of medical protection, etc. Using number and price of services, economic side of work can be seen, for every employed person or whole institution. This software module is realized with ORACLE RDBMS in distributed UNIX ambient with LAN/WAN based on INTERNET TCP/IP. PMID:18193794

Beci?, B; Panti?, D; Risti?, V

1995-09-01

221

"It is a good idea, but..." A qualitative study of implementation of 'Individual Plan' in Norwegian mental health care  

PubMed Central

Aim of the study The aim of the study is to explore and describe what hampers and promotes the implementation of ‘Individual Plan’—Norway’s answer to integrated care, and to discuss the findings according to implementation theory and research. Background ‘Individual Plan’ is a master-plan intended to increase user-participation and provide better coordination of measures for patients in need of extensive and long-term health-care services. Norwegian Health Authorities used a dissemination strategy to implement ‘Individual Plan’ but managers within health and social care could choose their own way of implementation in their organisation. Methodology Twenty-two managers from different clinics and organisational levels within mental health care were interviewed with an in-depth semi-structured interview about the implementation process in their organisation. The analysis was primarily made according to systematic text condensation. Findings The findings describe different implementation processes and how the managers identified with the usefulness of ‘Individual Plan’ as a tool, choice of practical implementation strategies, the manager’s own role, characteristics of organisational culture as well as how the manager considered external factors such as administration, lack of time and resources. The evolved implementation themes are discussed within a frame of existing knowledge and theory. Conclusion A complex picture of barriers, dilemmas and benefits emerges, both internal and external to an organisation as well as at a personal level that need to be taken into consideration in forthcoming implementation processes to increase the rate of success.

Holum, Lene Chr

2012-01-01

222

Effect of individual components on system's reliability : A case of web-based US Federal Highway Administration project recommendation and approval software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of individual components' reliability on a system's reliability. The system refers to the Financial Management Information System (FMIS), the US Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) web-based project approval and tracking software. Its components are 61 project information fields. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The analysis would view each highway project-funding request as

Mark R. Chandler; M. Affan Badar

2009-01-01

223

A systematic approach for solving the wicked problem of software release planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Release planning is known to be a cognitively and computationally difficult problem. Different kinds of uncertainties make\\u000a it hard to formulate and solve the problem. Our solution approach called EVOLVE+ mitigates these difficulties by (i) an evolutionary\\u000a problem solving method combining rigorous solution methods to solve the actual formalization of the problem combined with\\u000a the interactive involvement of the human

An Ngo-the; Guenther Ruhe

2008-01-01

224

Measurement of lung tumor volumes using three-dimensional computer planning software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To examine the interclinician variation in the definition of gross tumor volume (GTV) in patients undergoing radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), develop methods to minimize this variation, and test these methods.Methods and Materials: The radiotherapy planning computed tomography (CT) scans of 6 consecutive patients with NSCLC in which the radiologist was able to define and outline the GTV

Patrick Bowden; Richard Fisher; Michael Mac Manus; Andrew Wirth; Gillian Duchesne; Michael Millward; Allan McKenzie; Judy Andrews; David Ball

2002-01-01

225

High Performance Electrical Modeling and Simulation Software Normal Environment Verification and Validation Plan, Version 1.0  

SciTech Connect

The requirements in modeling and simulation are driven by two fundamental changes in the nuclear weapons landscape: (1) The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and (2) The Stockpile Life Extension Program which extends weapon lifetimes well beyond their originally anticipated field lifetimes. The move from confidence based on nuclear testing to confidence based on predictive simulation forces a profound change in the performance asked of codes. The scope of this document is to improve the confidence in the computational results by demonstration and documentation of the predictive capability of electrical circuit codes and the underlying conceptual, mathematical and numerical models as applied to a specific stockpile driver. This document describes the High Performance Electrical Modeling and Simulation software normal environment Verification and Validation Plan.

WIX, STEVEN D.; BOGDAN, CAROLYN W.; MARCHIONDO JR., JULIO P.; DEVENEY, MICHAEL F.; NUNEZ, ALBERT V.

2002-02-01

226

Development and Demonstration of a Method to Evaluate Bio-Sampling Strategies Using Building Simulation and Sample Planning Software  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to validate and demonstrate response and recovery sampling approaches and technologies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with several other agencies, have simulated a biothreat agent release within a facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) on two separate occasions in the fall of 2007 [1] and the fall of 2008. Because these events constitute only two realizations of many possible scenarios, increased understanding of sampling strategies can be obtained by virtually examining a wide variety of release and dispersion scenarios using computer simulations. This research effort demonstrates the use of two software tools, CONTAM [2], developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Visual Sample Plan (VSP), developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) [3]. CONTAM is a computer program that is used to simulate building airflow and contaminant transport on a whole-building scale. VSP is a software tool that employs statistically defensible approaches in developing sampling designs and analyzing data. CONTAM and VSP were used to 1) virtually examine a wide range of biological contaminant release and dispersion scenarios at the INL facility and 2) develop a process for creating and evaluating sampling strategies for a given scenario. The CONTAM modeling software was used to virtually contaminate a model of the INL test building under various release and dissemination scenarios. Simulations were based on a range of building design and operation parameters, thereby providing information not constrained by experimental parameters as in the real-world testing. The results of these numerous CONTAM simulations were then used to investigate the relevance and performance of various sampling strategies using VSP.

Dols, W. Stuart; Persily, Andrew; Morrow, Jayne; Matzke, Brett D.; Sego, Landon H.; Nuffer, Lisa L; Pulsipher, Brent A.

2010-04-30

227

Planning and organization of an e-learning training program on the analysis software in CMS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Analyzing physics data at LHC experiments is a complicated task involving multiple steps, sharing of expertise, cross checks and comparing different analyses. To maximize physics productivity, the CMS experiment at LHC has developed a collection of analysis tools called the PAT (Physics Analysis Toolkit). A comprehensive training program was designed and setup on using PAT software as an integral key part of the analysis of data from the CMS experiment. This note summarizes the requirements and the considerations that led to establish the PAT training program, the approach taken, the main organizational issues and the experience on its implementation and maintenance. The training and the feedback has proved to be very successful both for participants and the PAT development team.

Lassila-Perini, Kati; Malik, Sudhir; Hegner, Benedikt; Hinzmann, Andreas; Wolf, Roger

2011-12-01

228

Visual Sample Plan (VSP) Statistical Software as Related to the CTBTO’s On-Site Inspection Procedure  

SciTech Connect

In the event of a potential nuclear weapons test the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is commissioned to conduct an on-site investigation (OSI) of the suspected test site in an effort to find confirmatory evidence of the nuclear test. The OSI activities include collecting air, surface soil, and underground samples to search for indications of a nuclear weapons test - these indicators include radionuclides and radioactive isotopes Ar and Xe. This report investigates the capability of the Visual Sample Plan (VSP) software to contribute to the sampling activities of the CTBTO during an OSI. VSP is a statistical sampling design software, constructed under data quality objectives, which has been adapted for environmental remediation and contamination detection problems for the EPA, US Army, DoD and DHS among others. This report provides discussion of a number of VSP sample designs, which may be pertinent to the work undertaken during an OSI. Examples and descriptions of such designs include hot spot sampling, combined random and judgment sampling, multiple increment sampling, radiological transect surveying, and a brief description of other potentially applicable sampling methods. Further, this work highlights a potential need for the use of statistically based sample designs in OSI activities. The use of such designs may enable canvassing a sample area without full sampling, provide a measure of confidence that radionuclides are not present, and allow investigators to refocus resources in other areas of concern.

Pulsipher, Trenton C.; Walsh, Stephen J.; Pulsipher, Brent A.; Milbrath, Brian D.

2010-09-01

229

29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of the appropriate Employee Benefit Security Administration contact...e.g., record keeper, accountant, lawyer, other asset custodian...of the plan and distribute benefits to the plan's participants...necessary to determine the benefits payable under the terms...

2013-07-01

230

Modular Operational Test Plans for Inferences on Software Reliability Based on a Markov Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT This paper considers the problemof assessing the reliability ofa sof tware systemthat can bedecomposed into a finite number of modules. It uses a Markovian ,model for the transfer of control between,modules in order to develop the systemreliability expression interms of the module reliabilities. An operational test procedure is considered in which only the individual modules are tested and the

Jayant Rajgopal; Mainak Mazumdar

2002-01-01

231

Computer-guided implant placement: 3D planning software, fixed intraoral reference points, and CAD\\/CAM technology. A case report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to explain the use of a computer-aided three-dimensional planning protocol in combination with previously placed mini-implants and computer-aided design\\/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD\\/CAM) technology to restore a completely edentulous patient. Mini-implants were used to establish a setup for computerized tomographic imaging and a surgical template. The software and its three-dimensional simulation allowed the authors to plan

A. Tahmaseb; Clerck De R; D. Wismeijer

2009-01-01

232

Education Alignment and Accountability in an Era of Convergence: Policy Insights from States with Individual Learning Plans and Policies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to the rising demand for market-responsive education reform across the U.S., since 1998 more than twenty states have created Individual Learning or Graduation Plan (ILP/IGP) state policies. Using extensive policy document analyses and stakeholder interview data from four early-adopting ILP/IGP states, the goal of this four-state case…

Phelps, L. Allen; Durham, Julie; Wills, Joan

2011-01-01

233

Your Kids Have Grown This Summer? Has Their IEP Grown with Them? Steps for Updating Your Child's Individualized Education Plan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While the rest of the (neurotypical) parenting world breathlessly awaits the first day of school, some parents are hauling out 62 lbs. of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) paperwork--and wondering what to do with it this year. The progress reports. The evaluations. The standardized tests. The work samples. And finally, the 18-page,…

Binswanger, Carla K.

2009-01-01

234

Science. Predrafted Individual Short-Term Plan/Records (Secondary Level): Directions for Resource Teachers, Teachers and Aides.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developed by experienced migrant education teachers incorporating Sight and Sound Program concepts, this volume presents predrafted individual short-term Plan/Records for secondary level chemistry, biology, and physics, plus step-by-step directions for their use by Oregon resource teachers, classroom teachers, and aides. The approach assumes that…

Flores, Merced, Comp.

235

Mathematics. Predrafted Individual Short-Term Plan/Records (Secondary Level): Directions for Resource Teachers, Teachers and Aides.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developed by experienced migrant education teachers incorporating Sight and Sound Program concepts and Migrant Skills List numbers, this volume presents predrafted individual short-term Plan/Records for secondary level mathematics, algebra, and geometry, plus step-by-step directions for their use by Oregon resource teachers, classroom teachers,…

Flores, Merced, Comp.

236

AngioLab--a software tool for morphological analysis and endovascular treatment planning of intracranial aneurysms.  

PubMed

Determining whether and how an intracranial aneurysm should be treated is a tough decision that clinicians face everyday. Emerging computational tools could help clinicians analyze clinical data and make these decisions. AngioLab is a single graphical user interface, developed on top of the open source framework GIMIAS, that integrates some of the latest image analysis and computational modeling tools for intracranial aneurysms. Two workflows are available: Advanced Morphological Analysis (AMA) and Endovascular Treatment Planning (ETP). AngioLab has been evaluated by a total of 62 clinicians, who considered the information provided by AngioLab relevant and meaningful. They acknowledged the emerging need of these type of tools and the potential impact they might have on the clinical decision-making process. PMID:22749086

Larrabide, Ignacio; Villa-Uriol, Maria-Cruz; Cárdenes, Rubén; Barbarito, Valeria; Carotenuto, Luigi; Geers, Arjan J; Morales, Hernán G; Pozo, José M; Mazzeo, Marco D; Bogunovi?, Hrvoje; Omedas, Pedro; Riccobene, Chiara; Macho, Juan M; Frangi, Alejandro F

2012-06-28

237

Treatment planning of a skin-sparing conical breast brachytherapy applicator using conventional brachytherapy software  

PubMed Central

Purpose: AccuBoost is a noninvasive image-guided technique for the delivery of partial breast irradiation to the tumor bed and currently serves as an alternate to conventional electron beam boost. To irradiate the target volume while providing dose sparing to the skin, the round applicator design was augmented through the addition of an internally truncated conical shield and the reduction of the source to skin distance. Methods: Brachytherapy dose distributions for two types of conical applicators were simulated and estimated using Monte Carlo (MC) methods for radiation transport and a conventional treatment planning system (TPS). MC-derived and TPS-generated dose volume histograms (DVHs) and dose distribution data were compared for both the conical and round applicators for benchmarking purposes. Results: Agreement using the gamma-index test was ?99.95% for distance to agreement and dose accuracy criteria of 2 mm and 2%, respectively. After observing good agreement, TPS DVHs and dose distributions for the conical and round applicators were obtained and compared. Brachytherapy dose distributions generated using Pinnacle3 for ten CT data sets showed that the parallel-opposed beams of the conical applicators provided similar PTV coverage to the round applicators and reduced the maximum dose to skin, chest wall, and lung by up to 27%, 42%, and 43%, respectively. Conclusions: Brachytherapy dose distributions for the conical applicators have been generated using MC methods and entered into the Pinnacle3 TPS via the Tufts technique. Treatment planning metrics for the conical AccuBoost applicators were significantly improved in comparison to those for conventional electron beam breast boost.

Yang, Yun; Melhus, Christopher S.; Sioshansi, Shirin; Rivard, Mark J.

2011-01-01

238

Treatment planning of a skin-sparing conical breast brachytherapy applicator using conventional brachytherapy software  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: AccuBoost is a noninvasive image-guided technique for the delivery of partial breast irradiation to the tumor bed and currently serves as an alternate to conventional electron beam boost. To irradiate the target volume while providing dose sparing to the skin, the round applicator design was augmented through the addition of an internally truncated conical shield and the reduction of the source to skin distance. Methods: Brachytherapy dose distributions for two types of conical applicators were simulated and estimated using Monte Carlo (MC) methods for radiation transport and a conventional treatment planning system (TPS). MC-derived and TPS-generated dose volume histograms (DVHs) and dose distribution data were compared for both the conical and round applicators for benchmarking purposes. Results: Agreement using the gamma-index test was {>=}99.95% for distance to agreement and dose accuracy criteria of 2 mm and 2%, respectively. After observing good agreement, TPS DVHs and dose distributions for the conical and round applicators were obtained and compared. Brachytherapy dose distributions generated using Pinnacle{sup 3} for ten CT data sets showed that the parallel-opposed beams of the conical applicators provided similar PTV coverage to the round applicators and reduced the maximum dose to skin, chest wall, and lung by up to 27%, 42%, and 43%, respectively. Conclusions: Brachytherapy dose distributions for the conical applicators have been generated using MC methods and entered into the Pinnacle{sup 3} TPS via the Tufts technique. Treatment planning metrics for the conical AccuBoost applicators were significantly improved in comparison to those for conventional electron beam breast boost.

Yang Yun; Melhus, Christopher S.; Sioshansi, Shirin; Rivard, Mark J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 (United States)

2011-03-15

239

Total Cost of Ownership, System Acceptance and Perceived Success of Enterprise Resource Planning Software: Simulating a Dynamic Feedback Perspective of ERP in the Higher Education Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) software is advertised as the product that will "run the enterprise", improving data access and accuracy as well as enhancing business process efficiency. Unfortunately, organizations often make implementation decisions with little consideration for the maintenance phase of an ERP, resulting in significant…

Fryling, Meg

2010-01-01

240

Do You Need ERP? In the Business World, Enterprise Resource Planning Software Keeps Costs down and Productivity up. Should Districts Follow Suit?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software does what school leaders have always wanted their computer systems to do: It sees all. By integrating every IT application an organization has--from purchasing and inventory control to payroll--ERPs create a single unified system. Not only does this give IT managers a holistic view to what is happening…

Careless, James

2007-01-01

241

Do You Need ERP? In the Business World, Enterprise Resource Planning Software Keeps Costs down and Productivity up. Should Districts Follow Suit?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Enterprise resource planning software does what school leaders have always wanted their computer systems to do: It sees all. By integrating every IT application an organization has--from purchasing and inventory control to payroll--ERPs create a single unified system. Not only does this give IT managers a holistic view to what is happening in the…

Careless, James

2007-01-01

242

26 CFR 1.408-8 - Distribution requirements for individual retirement plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...custodian, or issuer is treated as the plan administrator, and the IRA owner...defined in section 408(k)) or a SIMPLE IRA (defined in section 408(p...defined in section 408(k)) or a SIMPLE plan (defined in section...

2010-04-01

243

26 CFR 1.408-8 - Distribution requirements for individual retirement plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...custodian, or issuer is treated as the plan administrator, and the IRA owner...defined in section 408(k)) or a SIMPLE IRA (defined in section 408(p...defined in section 408(k)) or a SIMPLE plan (defined in section...

2009-04-01

244

26 CFR 1.408-8 - Distribution requirements for individual retirement plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...custodian, or issuer is treated as the plan administrator, and the IRA owner...defined in section 408(k)) or a SIMPLE IRA (defined in section 408(p...defined in section 408(k)) or a SIMPLE plan (defined in section...

2013-04-01

245

The Impact of Person Centered Planning on the Content and Organization of Individual Supports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzed the impact that the use of Person Centered Planning (PCP) had with 10 transition-age students receiving special education services. Interviews with students, parents, and educators indicated that PCP training was associated with various indicators of service provision as well as higher satisfaction with the planning process.…

Flannery, Brigid; Newton, Stephen; Horner, Robert; Slovic, Roz; Blumberg, Richard; Ard, William K.

2000-01-01

246

26 CFR 1.457-5 - Individual limitation for combined annual deferrals under multiple eligible plans  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...457-4(c)(3)(ii)(B) is $8,000; and under Plan Z, § 1.457-4...amount is equal to the sum of $15,000 plus $8,000, which is the catch-up amount...amounts: An aggregate total of $15,000 to Plans X, Y, and Z, if...

2013-04-01

247

Opportunity New England: A Plan to Build Regional Success on Innovative Individuals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Emphasis on the individual is reshaping the business models of today's firms as they gear up to compete, not on products and services, but through innovation and the insight of individual workers. In the coming decade, meeting the human capital development needs of these firms and individuals will challenge New England's education and workforce…

Bergstrom, Kip; Soares, Louis

2006-01-01

248

29 CFR 2550.404a-2 - Safe harbor for automatic rollovers to individual retirement plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974...under which a fiduciary of an employee pension benefit plan subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of...

2013-07-01

249

Individual Needs as Correlates of Satisfaction and Involvement with a Modified Scanlon Plan Company.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job satisfaction and involvement relate to a need for achievement and dominance, but not to the need for autonomy. Employees with achievement needs succeed in a Scanlon Plan environment. Participative management also appeals to those with dominance needs. (JAC)

Dreher, George F.

1980-01-01

250

Planning Strategies for Individuals with Special Needs: From Mid-Life and beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When a parent leaves an inheritance over $2,000 to an individual with special needs, the inheritance is actually a gift to the government because it eliminates that child's qualification for government benefits. The use of a special needs trust eliminates this disqualification because the inheritance is not left to the individual with special…

Mayoras, Danielle; Joswick, Matthew

2008-01-01

251

Six Steps for Planning a Fitness Circuit for Individuals with Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When teaching individuals with autism it is important to pay particular attention to fitness and movement as these individuals are less likely than typical children to achieve the recommended level physical activity. Common characteristics of autism spectrum disorder can include deficits in communication and social behavior, which may limit…

Hovey, Kate

2011-01-01

252

Statistical Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This buyer's guide to seven major types of statistics software packages for microcomputers reviews Edu-Ware Statistics 3.0; Financial Planning; Speed Stat; Statistics with DAISY; Human Systems Dynamics package of Stats Plus, ANOVA II, and REGRESS II; Maxistat; and Moore-Barnes' MBC Test Construction and MBC Correlation. (MBR)|

Callamaras, Peter

1983-01-01

253

Role of working memory components in planning performance of individuals with Parkinson's disease.  

PubMed

The current study investigated the involvement of all four components of Baddeley's [Baddeley, A. D. (2000). The episodic buffer: A new component of working memory? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 417-423] revised working memory model in deficits of planning accompanying Parkinson's disease (PD). PD resulted in poorer formulation and execution of plans, as measured by the Tower of London task. PD also reduced the efficiency of the episodic buffer and central executive components of working memory, but did not influence storage of verbal or visuospatial information. Planning deficits in PD were particularly linked to problems in integrating multimodal short-term information with long-term memory (episodic buffer). These results emphasize the importance of integrative and executive processing in cognitive problems in PD, rather than simple memory deficits. PMID:17382361

Altgassen, Mareike; Phillips, Louise; Kopp, Ute; Kliegel, Matthias

2007-03-02

254

School Reentry and Educational Planning for the Individual with Traumatic Brain Injury.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guidelines are presented to assist medical, rehabilitative, and educational personnel in helping students with traumatic brain injury make the transition into a school setting. Included are a model for documentation of present level of performance and a guide for appropriate accommodations in public school programs to plan for school reentry. (SW)

Doelling, Jane E.; Bryde, Suzanne

1995-01-01

255

When Planning Fails: Individual Differences and Error-related Brain Activity in Problem Solving  

Microsoft Academic Search

The neuronal processes underlying correct and erroneous problem solving were studied in strong and weak problem-solvers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). During planning, the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was activated, and showed a linear relationship with the participants' performance level. A similar pattern emerged in right inferior parietal regions for all trials, and in anterior cingulate cortex for erroneously

J. M. Unterrainer; B. Rahm; C. P. Kaller; C. C. Ruff; J. Spreer

2004-01-01

256

Rationale and Plan for Monitoring the Field Testing of an Instructional Innovation: Individually Prescribed Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Instructional innovation should progress through three major stages before general implementation--development, field testing, and dissemination. During the 1965-66 school year, joint planning was undertaken by the staff of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh and by Research for Better Schools…

Yeager, John L.

257

78 FR 17668 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB...Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294) AGENCY...National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA...National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and...of the contractor to report subcontract award...

2013-03-22

258

The effect of moving from a plan-driven to an incremental software development approach with agile practices - An industrial case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

So far, only few in-depth studies focused on the direct comparison of process models in general, and between plan-driven and\\u000a incremental\\/agile approaches in particular. That is, it is not made explicit what the effect is of moving from one model to\\u000a another model. Furthermore, there is limited evidence on advantages and issues encountered in agile software development,\\u000a this is specifically

Kai Petersen; Claes Wohlin

2010-01-01

259

Twin Peaks: An ERP Study of Action Planning and Control in Coacting Individuals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies have shown that perceiving another's ac- tions activates corresponding representations in an observer's action system. The present study investigated how performing a task with another person affects action planning and control. Reaction times (RTs) and event-related potentials were mea- sured while participants performed a go\\/no-go task alone and with another person. Three effects of acting together were ob-

Natalie Sebanz; Wolfgang Prinz; Edmund Wascher

2006-01-01

260

Interdependence: The Need for Person-Environmental Analysis and the Individual Transition Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper focuses on catalysts needed for interagency cooperation in multi-service delivery systems for handicapped individuals. The importance of interfacing personal and environmental profiles is emphasized, and an approach matching aspects of the person and the environment is described. A behavioral skill profile of the person would be matched…

Schalock, Robert L.

261

Synthetic plan promoters as a tool for characterizing the function of individual promoter elements  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Short direct-repeat (DR) DNA enhancer elements from plant viral intergenic regions were analyzed for their ability, both individually and in combination, to influence transcription when inserted upstream from a minimal CaMV35S promoter. Synthetic promoters containing multiple copies and/or combinat...

262

Distributional analysis of prospective 2009 US individual income taxes: current law and the candidates’ tax plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to compare the distributional characteristics of two presidential candidates’ proposed reforms to the US federal individual income tax. Using an anonymous sample of tax return data from the Brookings-Urban Institute Tax Policy Center and the Center’s simulations of 2009 tax law and the two proposals, we compare the vertical and horizontal equity of the

Marcus Berliant; Robert P. Strauss

2008-01-01

263

38 CFR 21.8080 - Requirement for an individualized written plan of vocational rehabilitation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...vocational rehabilitation. (a) General. A CP or VRC will work in consultation with...child's vocational training needs. The CP or VRC will develop this individualized...rehabilitation. If training is necessary, the CP or VRC will explore a range of...

2013-07-01

264

Planning in stochastic domains for multiple agents with individual continuous resource state-spaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

An approximation method is proposed that solves a class of Decentralized hybrid Markov Decision Processes (DEC-HMDPs). These\\u000a DEC-HMDPs have both discrete and continuous state variables and represent individual agents with continuous measurable state-spaces,\\u000a such as resources. Adding to the natural complexity of decentralized problems, continuous state variables lead to a blowup\\u000a in potential decision points. Representing value functions as Rectangular

Emmanuel Benazera

2011-01-01

265

NICU infants born at developmental risk and the Individualized Family Service Plan/Process (IFSP).  

PubMed

In summary, newborn intensive care is a rapidly changing field serving a heterogeneous population of infants and families. A family-centered/developmental perspective needs to be incorporated as a part of basic nursery care. Some infants and families have developmental needs beyond this baseline. The ability to respond to these needs is supported by PL 99-457. A way to sort out which infants and families might benefit from entering the IFSP process has been described. The IFSP process and plan have been presented and a framework for integrating this continuum of care into the NICU has been proposed. Implementing the IFSP process in the hospital setting needs to be approached gradually and with caution, recognizing the lack of correspondence between early risk factors and ultimate outcome. PMID:10145406

Krehbiel, R; Munsick-Bruno, G; Lowe, J R

1991-01-01

266

Pulmonary Masses: Initial Results of Cone-beam CT Guidance with Needle Planning Software for Percutaneous Lung Biopsy  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To evaluate the outcome of percutaneous lung biopsy (PLB) findings using cone-beam computed tomographic (CT) guidance (CBCT guidance) and compared to conventional biopsy guidance techniques. Methods: CBCT guidance is a stereotactic technique for needle interventions, combining 3D soft-tissue cone-beam CT, needle planning software, and real-time fluoroscopy. Between March 2007 and August 2010, we performed 84 Tru-Cut PLBs, where bronchoscopy did not provide histopathologic diagnosis. Mean patient age was 64.6 (range 24-85) years; 57 patients were men, and 25 were women. Records were prospectively collected for calculating sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy. We also registered fluoroscopy time, room time, interventional time, dose-area product (DAP), and complications. Procedures were divided into subgroups (e.g., location, size, operator). Results: Mean lesion diameter was 32.5 (range 3.0-93.0) mm, and the mean number of samples per biopsy procedure was 3.2 (range 1-7). Mean fluoroscopy time was 161 (range 104-551) s, room time was 34 (range 15-79) min, mean DAP value was 25.9 (range 3.9-80.5) Gy{center_dot}cm{sup -2}, and interventional time was 18 (range 5-65) min. Of 84 lesions, 70 were malignant (83.3%) and 14 were benign (16.7%). Seven (8.3%) of the biopsy samples were nondiagnostic. All nondiagnostic biopsied lesions proved to be malignant during surgical resection. The outcome for sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy was 90% (95% confidence interval [CI] 86-96), 100% (95% CI 82-100), 100% (95% CI 96-100), 66.7% (95% CI 55-83), and 91.7% (95% CI 86-96), respectively. Sixteen patients (19%) had minor and 2 (2.4%) had major complications. Conclusion: CBCT guidance is an effective method for PLB, with results comparable to CT/CT fluoroscopy guidance.

Braak, Sicco J., E-mail: sjbraak@gmail.com [St. Antonius Hospital, Department of Radiology (Netherlands); Herder, Gerarda J. M., E-mail: j.herder@antoniusziekenhuis.nl [St. Antonius Hospital, Department of Pulmonology (Netherlands); Heesewijk, Johannes P. M. van, E-mail: j.heesewijk@antoniusziekenhuis.nl; Strijen, Marco J. L. van, E-mail: m.van.strijen@antoniusziekenhuis.nl [St. Antonius Hospital, Department of Radiology (Netherlands)

2012-12-15

267

Promising and Emerging Practices for Enhancing the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities Included in Plans Submitted by Federal Agencies Under Executive Order 13548. Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This summary report identifies promising and emerging practices for advancing the recruitment, hiring, and retention of individuals with disabilities identified in 10 selected agency plans submitted under Executive Order 13548. This summary report does no...

2012-01-01

268

Metabolite profiling of blood from individuals undergoing planned myocardial infarction reveals early markers of myocardial injury  

PubMed Central

Emerging metabolomic tools have created the opportunity to establish metabolic signatures of myocardial injury. We applied a mass spectrometry–based metabolite profiling platform to 36 patients undergoing alcohol septal ablation treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a human model of planned myocardial infarction (PMI). Serial blood samples were obtained before and at various intervals after PMI, with patients undergoing elective diagnostic coronary angiography and patients with spontaneous myocardial infarction (SMI) serving as negative and positive controls, respectively. We identified changes in circulating levels of metabolites participating in pyrimidine metabolism, the tricarboxylic acid cycle and its upstream contributors, and the pentose phosphate pathway. Alterations in levels of multiple metabolites were detected as early as 10 minutes after PMI in an initial derivation group and were validated in a second, independent group of PMI patients. A PMI-derived metabolic signature consisting of aconitic acid, hypoxanthine, trimethylamine N-oxide, and threonine differentiated patients with SMI from those undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography with high accuracy, and coronary sinus sampling distinguished cardiac-derived from peripheral metabolic changes. Our results identify a role for metabolic profiling in the early detection of myocardial injury and suggest that similar approaches may be used for detection or prediction of other disease states.

Lewis, Gregory D.; Wei, Ru; Liu, Emerson; Yang, Elaine; Shi, Xu; Martinovic, Maryann; Farrell, Laurie; Asnani, Aarti; Cyrille, Marcoli; Ramanathan, Arvind; Shaham, Oded; Berriz, Gabriel; Lowry, Patricia A.; Palacios, Igor F.; Tasan, Murat; Roth, Frederick P.; Min, Jiangyong; Baumgartner, Christian; Keshishian, Hasmik; Addona, Terri; Mootha, Vamsi K.; Rosenzweig, Anthony; Carr, Steven A.; Fifer, Michael A.; Sabatine, Marc S.; Gerszten, Robert E.

2008-01-01

269

Remote sensing satellites evaluation software (RSSE software)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop user friendly software with the minimum error and maximum performance in a form of remote sensing satellites evaluation software for estimation of weights and ranks of the remote sensing satellite plans, to decrease risk of management decisions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) as a comprehensive framework for strategic

Mohammad Hassani; Mehran Mirshams

2009-01-01

270

Test planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The test procedures and program verification methods that should be used in planning a software development are presented. Planning considerations cover initial determination of test objectives, test planning criteria, the use of test tools based upon the anticipated design and application error set, and test standards. The presentation is directed to the manager who has had some software experience and

R. Dean Hartwick

1977-01-01

271

Development of workflow planning software and a tracking study of the decay B+- --> J / Psi at the D0 Experiment  

SciTech Connect

A description of the development of the mc{_}runjob software package used to manage large scale computing tasks for the D0 Experiment at Fermilab is presented, along with a review of the Digital Front End Trigger electronics and the software used to control them. A tracking study is performed on detector data to determine that the D0 Experiment can detect charged B mesons, and that these results are in accordance with current results. B mesons are found by searching for the decay channel B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}}.

Evans, David Edward; /Lancaster U.

2003-09-01

272

Predicting individual differences in attention, memory, and planning in first graders from experiences at home, child care, and school.  

PubMed

This study adds to the growing literature linking children's experiences in the environment to individual differences in their developing skills in attention, memory, and planning. The authors asked about the extent to which stimulating and sensitive care in the family and in the child-care or school environments would predict these cognitive outcomes. The authors also questioned the primacy of experiences in the first 3 years of life. Data from a sample of 700 first graders whose experiences in the home and in child care or school were evaluated since early infancy revealed that the cumulative quality of the child-rearing environment was related to attention and memory but not to planning and that the quality of the family environment was more strongly associated with outcomes than was the quality of child care and of school. The quality of both children's early (6 through 36 months) and later (54 months and first grade) environments predicted performance on the attention and memory tasks. PMID:15656741

2005-01-01

273

The Stickybear Reading Comprehension Series: Sports. School Version with Lesson Plans. For Ages 7-10. Volume 2. Stickybear Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This software product presents multi-level stories to capture the interest of children in grades two through five, while teaching them crucial reading comprehension skills. With stories touching on everything from superstars to sports facts, the open-ended reading comprehension program is versatile and easy to use for educators and children alike.…

1996

274

An operations management perspective on adopting customer-relations management (CRM) software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are made up of software that chiefly support individual functional areas (e.g., operations management practices and policies), but seeks to share information to support organisation-wide integration goals. In this paper we examine the influences of operations management (OM) customer focus policies and practices, as well as software vendor capabilities in supporting OM, on ERP reasons

Marc J. Schniederjans; Qing Cao; Vicky Ching Gu

2011-01-01

275

An operations management perspective on adopting customer-relations management (CRM) software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are made up of software that chiefly support individual functional areas (e.g., operations management practices and policies), but seeks to share information to support organisation-wide integration goals. In this paper we examine the influences of operations management (OM) customer focus policies and practices, as well as software vendor capabilities in supporting OM, on ERP reasons

Marc J. Schniederjans; Qing Cao; Vicky Ching Gu

2012-01-01

276

Anatomical, clinical and radiological delineation of target volumes in breast cancer radiotherapy planning: individual variability, questions and answers.  

PubMed

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the individual variability of anatomical and radiological delineation for breast cancer radiotherapy (RT) in preparation for new techniques and to propose practical solutions to improve delineation in everyday practice. In the first phase, a patient with stage T3N3M0 breast cancer and complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy was assessed by CT scan in the treatment position before RT. 11 radiation oncologists (5 breast cancer specialists and 6 residents) independently delineated the breast and lymph node (LN) regions before definition of target volumes. Organs at risk (heart, lung, thyroid and brachial plexus) were also delineated. All regions (breast, axilla, supraclavicular LN, infraclavicular LN and internal mammary chain) were delineated and compared in terms of volume. Comparative analysis was performed with Aquilab software. Differences in the clinical and radiological assessment were observed between the various radiation oncologists. Simplified rules of delineation were developed in the department. Using these rules, the second patient's CT was delineated by the same physicians and better results were observed. Simplified rules of delineation were developed. In conclusion, major differences in anatomical and radiological delineation for breast cancer RT were observed among the physicians. This study led to the development of written delineation protocols. The study is ongoing with evaluation of the dosimetric impact and definition of different target volumes. PMID:19255114

Castro Pena, P; Kirova, Y M; Campana, F; Dendale, R; Bollet, M A; Fournier-Bidoz, N; Fourquet, A

2009-03-02

277

Modification of HOMER Software Application to Provide the United States Marine Corps with an Energy Planning Tool.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Marine Corps is getting back to its expeditionary roots, becoming lighter, leaner, and conversely ever more dependent on power. Until recently, expeditionary power planning has been an afterthought in the Marine Corps. HOMER (Hybrid Optimization Model...

A. R. Harvey

2012-01-01

278

Uptake of family planning methods and unplanned pregnancies among HIV-infected individuals: a cross-sectional survey among clients at HIV clinics in Uganda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Prevention of unplanned pregnancies among HIV-infected individuals is critical to the prevention of mother to child HIV transmission\\u000a (PMTCT), but its potential has not been fully utilized by PMTCT programmes. The uptake of family planning methods among women\\u000a in Uganda is low, with current use of family planning methods estimated at 24%, but available data has not been disaggregated\\u000a by

Rhoda K Wanyenze; Nazarius M Tumwesigye; Rosemary Kindyomunda; Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya; Lynn Atuyambe; Apolo Kansiime; Stella Neema; Francis Ssali; Zainab Akol; Florence Mirembe

2011-01-01

279

Software Reliability Measurement.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains plans for a complete software reliability measurement program using both manual and automatic data entry. The program is to be run in conjunction with SAMTEC at Vandenberg AFB in an effort to establish measurement and evaluation criter...

J. P. Johnson

1975-01-01

280

How faults cause software failures: implications for software reliability engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software systems typically contain design and code defects that manifest themselves as software failures at various points during program execution. These software faults can be viewed as causing failures to occur according to some chance mechanism that is often taken to be a Poisson process. Individual per-fault failure sequences (resulting from delayed fault detection and software correction) during test execution

W. K. Ehrlich; A. Iannino; B. S. Prasanna; J. P. Stampfel; J. R. Wu

1991-01-01

281

The NLC Software Requirements Methodology  

SciTech Connect

We describe the software requirements and development methodology developed for the NLC control system. Given the longevity of that project, and the likely geographical distribution of the collaborating engineers, the planned requirements management process is somewhat more formal than the norm in high energy physics projects. The short term goals of the requirements process are to accurately estimate costs, to decompose the problem, and to determine likely technologies. The long term goal is to enable a smooth transition from high level functional requirements to specific subsystem and component requirements for individual programmers, and to support distributed development. The methodology covers both ends of that life cycle. It covers both the analytical and documentary tools for software engineering, and project management support. This paper introduces the methodology, which is fully described in [1].

Shoaee, Hamid

2002-08-20

282

Plan  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1937, the Plan organization was initially intended to provide food and education to the unfortunate children whose lives were disrupted by the trauma and horror of the Spanish Civil War. Almost 70 years later, Plan continues to provide much needed assistance to 45 countries around the world, primarily in the areas of education, housing, and cross-cultural learning. First-time visitors will want to begin by looking through the section titled "Issues affecting children." This area provides both background materials and general guiding principles on such topics as street children, children in disaster areas, and HIV/AIDS among young people in the developing world. The "Where we work" area of the site provides detailed material on the work of the Plan organization in each region and country that the organization serves. Finally, concerned visitors to the site may also learn about opportunities for sponsoring a child.

2002-01-01

283

Individual differences in executive functioning and theory of mind: An investigation of inhibitory control and planning ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined the relative contributions of two aspects of executive function—inhibitory control and planning ability—to theory of mind in 49 3- and 4-year-olds. Children were given two standard theory of mind measures (Appearance–Reality and False Belief), three inhibitory control tasks (Bear\\/Dragon, Whisper, and Gift Delay), three planning tasks (Tower of Hanoi, Truck Loading, and Kitten Delivery), and a receptive

Stephanie M. Carlson; Louis J. Moses; Laura J. Claxtonc

2004-01-01

284

Does the theory of planned behavior elements mediate the relationship between perceived constraints and intention to participate in physical activities? A study among older individuals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to investigate the degree to which the elements of the theory of planned behavior mediate the relationship\\u000a between constraints and intention to continuing participation in physical activities. The sample of the study consisted of\\u000a 119 (N?=?119) older individuals who participated in organized physical activity programs. The results indicated that attitudes and\\u000a perceived behavioral control were negatively correlated

Konstantinos Alexandris; Vasilis Barkoukis; Charalampos Tsormpatzoudis

2007-01-01

285

Factors motivating people toward pirated software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The costs of software piracy are enormous. According to Business Software Alliance, it was estimated that the software industry lost $34 billion globally due to software piracy in 2005. The present study was an exploratory attempt to analyze software piracy at individual level, using a qualitative approach. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A qualitative research study with few, if any, theoretical

Eric Kin-wai Lau

2006-01-01

286

Implant Restoration of Edentulous Jaws with 3D Software Planning, Guided Surgery, Immediate Loading, and CAD-CAM Full Arch Frameworks  

PubMed Central

Purpose. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcomes of 23 edentulous jaws treated with 3D software planning, guided surgery, and immediate loading and restored with CAD-CAM full arch frameworks. Materials and Methods. This work was designed as a prospective case series clinical study. Twenty patients have been consecutively rehabilitated with an immediately loaded implant supported fixed full prosthesis. A total of 120 fixtures supporting 23 bridges were placed. 117 out of 120 implants were immediately loaded. Outcome measures were implants survival, radiographic marginal bone levels and remodeling, soft tissue parameters, and complications. Results. 114 of 117 implants reached a 30 months follow-up, and no patients dropped out from the study. The cumulative survival rate was 97.7%; after 30 months, mean marginal bone level was 1.25 ± 0.31?mm, mean marginal bone remodeling value was 1.08 ± 0.34, mean PPD value was 2.84 ± 0.55?mm, and mean BOP value was 4%?±?2.8%. Only minor prosthetic complications were recorded. Conclusion. Within the limitations of this study, it can be concluded that computer-guided surgery and immediate loading seem to represent a viable option for the immediate rehabilitations of completely edentulous jaws with fixed implant supported restorations. This trial is registered with Clinicaltrials.gov NCT01866696.

De Riu, Giacomo; Pisano, Milena; Campus, Guglielmo; Tullio, Antonio

2013-01-01

287

Intention to Work with Individuals with Dual Diagnosis: Testing the Theory of Planned Behavior among Students from Various Professions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Providing holistic care to individuals with the dual diagnosis (DD) of intellectual disability and mental illness is a challenging task that requires the work of various health care specialists. The aim of the current study was to examine the intentions of students from various fields to work with individuals with DD. A questionnaire was…

Werner, Shirli

2012-01-01

288

Software patents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Patents for software developments are now well established and have been granted in selected jurisdictions for a number of years. The status of software patents in the US, Australia, Japan and Europe is described. Patents for software developments have now expanded to an extent that they are regularly obtained for all manner of software inventions, including telecommunications protocols, encryption algorithms

D. B. Webber

1997-01-01

289

Software Patterns  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software patterns are attempts to describe successful solutions to common software problems (26). Software patterns reflect common conceptual structures of these solutions, and can be applied over and over again when analyzing, designing, and producing applications in a particular context. The purpose of this chapter is to gradually introduce the concept of software patterns and describe most frequently used classes

Vladan Devedzic

290

Individual Differences in Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind: An Investigation of Inhibitory Control and Planning Ability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research examined the relative contributions of two aspects of executive function--inhibitory control and planning ability--to theory of mind in 49 3- and 4-year-olds. Children were given two standard theory of mind measures (Appearance-Reality and False Belief), three inhibitory control tasks (Bear/Dragon, Whisper, and Gift Delay), three…

Carlson, Stephanie M.; Moses, Louis J.; Claxton, Laura J.

2004-01-01

291

Sandia software guidelines, Volume 4: Configuration management  

SciTech Connect

This volume is one in a series of Sandia Software Guidelines for use in producing quality software within Sandia National Laboratories. This volume is based on the IEEE standard and guide for software configuration management. The basic concepts and detailed guidance on implementation of these concepts are discussed for several software project types. Example planning documents for both projects and organizations are included.

Not Available

1992-06-01

292

Providers' Perspectives on Provision of Family Planning to HIV-Positive Individuals in HIV Care in Nyanza Province, Kenya  

PubMed Central

Objective. To inform an intervention integrating family planning into HIV care, family planning (FP) knowledge, attitudes and practices, and perspectives on integrating FP into HIV care were assessed among healthcare providers in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Methods. Thirty-one mixed-method, structured interviews were conducted among a purposive sample of healthcare workers (HCWs) from 13 government HIV care facilities in Nyanza Province. Structured questions and case scenarios assessed contraceptive knowledge, training, and FP provision experience. Open-ended questions explored perspectives on integration. Data were analyzed descriptively and qualitatively. Results. Of the 31 HCWs interviewed, 45% reported previous FP training. Few providers thought long-acting methods were safe for HIV-positive women (19% viewed depot medroxyprogesterone acetate as safe and 36% viewed implants and intrauterine contraceptives as safe); fewer felt comfortable recommending them to HIV-positive women. Overall, providers supported HIV and family planning integration, yet several potential barriers were identified including misunderstandings about contraceptive safety, gendered power differentials relating to fertility decisions, staff shortages, lack of FP training, and contraceptive shortages. Conclusions. These findings suggest the importance of considering issues such as patient flow, provider burden, commodity supply, gender and cultural issues affecting FP use, and provider training in FP/HIV when designing integrated FP/HIV services in high HIV prevalence areas.

Newmann, Sara J.; Onono, Maricianah; Bukusi, Elizabeth A.; Cohen, Craig R.; Gage, Olivia; Odeny, Rose; Schwartz, Katie D.; Grossman, Daniel

2013-01-01

293

SAPHIRE 8 Software Project Plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project is being conducted at the request of the DOE and the NRC. The INL has been requested by the NRC to improve and maintain the Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluation (SAPHIRE) tool set concurrent with the changing needs of the user community as well as staying current with new technologies. Successful completion will be upon

Curtis L. Smith; Ted S. Wood

2010-01-01

294

Do the elderly have a voice? Advance care planning discussions with frail and older individuals: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis  

PubMed Central

Background Recent years have seen marked improvements in end-of-life care, however concerns have been expressed that services are focused on the needs of patients with cancer. This review focuses on conversations about end-of-life care with frail and older people who have no main overriding diagnosis who are estimated to account for around 40% of deaths. Aim To investigate the attitudes of the public and healthcare professionals to advance care planning discussions with frail and older people. Design and setting Systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Method Articles that related to frail or older individuals and either advance care plans or discussions on end-of-life care were included. Studies of specific conditions or that focused on prognosis, capacity, or resuscitation decisions were excluded. Results While a significant minority of frail older individuals would find them unwelcome, the majority would appreciate the chance to discuss end-of-life care, yet most do not have this opportunity. Attitudes to the timing of these discussions were variable, but most perceived the risk of leaving them too late. Most doctors believed it was their professional responsibility to initiate discussions, but felt limited by time pressures and the absence of a precipitating event. A wide range of barriers were identified including the reluctance of family members to discuss end-of-life care, the passive expectation that someone else would decide on an individual’s behalf, and significant uncertainty concerning future illness and decline. Conclusion The marked disparity between the majority of older individuals who would like the opportunity to discuss their end-of-life care and the minority that currently have this opportunity raises important questions if the wishes of this large group in society are to be respected. The challenge is to find effective ways of encouraging dialogue and choice within the constraints of the current healthcare systems and personal circumstances.

Sharp, Tim; Moran, Emily; Kuhn, Isla; Barclay, Stephen

2013-01-01

295

Measuring the performance of individual physicians by collecting data from multiple health plans: the results of a two-state test.  

PubMed

Quality measurement and reporting have emerged as important tools that providers, health plans, and other stakeholders can use to identify gaps in quality and focus resources on improving care. Yet identifying, measuring, and evaluating the care that physicians and other health care providers deliver is complicated by limited data, privacy concerns, and the challenge of trying to compare data from diverse sources. This article describes an effort to pilot-test in Florida and Colorado a consistent approach to individual physician performance measurement using data compiled from multiple health plans. Our approach could be used as the basis for making comparable performance information available nationwide. Additional efforts are needed to address key issues, including ways to effectively engage providers in the use of performance information. PMID:21471488

Higgins, Aparna; Zeddies, Timothy; Pearson, Steven D

2011-04-01

296

Intention to work with individuals with dual diagnosis: testing the theory of planned behavior among students from various professions.  

PubMed

Providing holistic care to individuals with the dual diagnosis (DD) of intellectual disability and mental illness is a challenging task that requires the work of various health care specialists. The aim of the current study was to examine the intentions of students from various fields to work with individuals with DD. A questionnaire was completed by 512 social work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special education, and nursing students in Israel to measure students' attitudes toward working with individuals with DD, as well as their perceptions of subjective norms, controllability, and self-efficacy. Structural equation modeling showed that the students' intentions to work with individuals with DD were predicted by their attitudes and perceptions of subjective norms. Controllability was found to negatively affect their behavioral intentions. Furthermore, social work and nursing students were found to have the lowest behavioral intentions. Given the lack of education in the field of DD and the prevailing stigmatic attitudes toward this population, university programs should focus on increasing knowledge, promoting positive contact, and reducing the fear attached to working with people with DD. PMID:23029975

Werner, Shirli

2012-05-01

297

29 CFR 2550.404a-4 - Selection of annuity providers-safe harbor for individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

(1) This section establishes a safe harbor for satisfying the fiduciary duties under section 404(a)(1)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1104-1114, in selecting an annuity provider and contract for benefit distributions from an individual account...

2013-07-01

298

LABScreen Software  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... LABScreen Software. Applicant: One Lambda, Inc. 510(k) number: BK050008. Product: LABScreen Software. Date: 07/08/2005. -. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts

299

Software Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software architecture is a rapidly growing sub-area of research and practice within software engineering. The foundation of any large software intensive system is its architecture. This artifact describes how the system will accomplish its tasks, how the development work will be broken down, how quality goals will be met, and much more. Because of its central importance, an architecture needs

RICK KAZMAN

300

Estimation of reference values in liver function test in health plan individuals of an urban south Indian population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reference intervals in clinical chemistry are commonly based on results of measurements in reference western population or\\u000a are taken from the western literature. Reference Values are thought to aid physicians to interpret results of measurements\\u000a and, should be representative of a defined group of individuals. This group should be as similar as possible to the patients\\u000a under investigation. The reference

Sultana Furruqh; D. Anitha; T. Venkatesh

2004-01-01

301

The CMS Reconstruction Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on the status and plans for the event reconstruction software of the CMS experiment. The CMS reconstruction algorithms are the basis for a wide range of data analysis approaches currently under study by the CMS collaboration using the first high-energy run of the LHC. These algorithms have been primarily developed and validated using simulated data samples, and are

David J Lange

2011-01-01

302

Software surety analysis process.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As part of the High Consequence System Surety project, this work was undertaken to explore, one approach to conducting a surety theme analysis for a software-driven system. Originally, plans were to develop a theoretical approach to the analysis, and then...

S. Trauth P. Tempel

1995-01-01

303

Do the elderly have a voice? Advance care planning discussions with frail and older individuals: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis.  

PubMed

Background Recent years have seen marked improvements in end-of-life care, however concerns have been expressed that services are focused on the needs of patients with cancer. This review focuses on conversations about end-of-life care with frail and older people who have no main overriding diagnosis who are estimated to account for around 40% of deaths. Aim To investigate the attitudes of the public and healthcare professionals to advance care planning discussions with frail and older people. Design and setting Systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Method Articles that related to frail or older individuals and either advance care plans or discussions on end-of-life care were included. Studies of specific conditions or that focused on prognosis, capacity, or resuscitation decisions were excluded. Results While a significant minority of frail older individuals would find them unwelcome, the majority would appreciate the chance to discuss end-of-life care, yet most do not have this opportunity. Attitudes to the timing of these discussions were variable, but most perceived the risk of leaving them too late. Most doctors believed it was their professional responsibility to initiate discussions, but felt limited by time pressures and the absence of a precipitating event. A wide range of barriers were identified including the reluctance of family members to discuss end-of-life care, the passive expectation that someone else would decide on an individual's behalf, and significant uncertainty concerning future illness and decline. Conclusion The marked disparity between the majority of older individuals who would like the opportunity to discuss their end-of-life care and the minority that currently have this opportunity raises important questions if the wishes of this large group in society are to be respected. The challenge is to find effective ways of encouraging dialogue and choice within the constraints of the current healthcare systems and personal circumstances. PMID:24152480

Sharp, Tim; Moran, Emily; Kuhn, Isla; Barclay, Stephen

2013-10-01

304

08982: course notes Maintaining Large Software Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Management and planning of maintenance, cost assessment, configuration management, software change control tools. Maintenance practice, learning from goal-directed experience, code reading skills, testing and debugging.

Leonardo Bottaci

305

SEL's Software Process Improvement Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

We select candidates for process change on the basis of quantified Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) experiences and clearly defined goals for the software. After we select the changes, we provide training and formulate experiment plans. We then apply the new process to one or more production projects and take detailed measurements. We assess process success by comparing these measures with

Victor R. Basili; Marvin V. Zelkowitz; Frank E. Mcgarry; Gerald T. Page; Sharon Waligora; Rose Pajerski

1995-01-01

306

A software surety analysis process  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the High Consequence System Surety project, this work was undertaken to explore, one approach to conducting a surety theme analysis for a software-driven system. Originally, plans were to develop a theoretical approach to the analysis, and then to validate and refine this process by applying it to the software being developed for the Weight and Leak Check

S. Trauth; P. Tempel

1995-01-01

307

Brazilian public software: beyond sharing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work presents a case of an innovative Brazilian experience of use of free software in public administration as an emergent ecosystem, and the attempt to establish a quality framework for that. It describes a new concept named Brazilian Public Software (BPS) developed by policy makers of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. At the beginning of the century,

A. M. Alves; Marcelo Schneck de Paula Pessôa

2010-01-01

308

Software, architecture, and participatory design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much work in software architecture has been inspired by work in physical architecture, in particular Alexander's work on 'design patterns'. By contrast, Alexander's work is little-used in town planning and architecture. In this paper, we examine some of the reasons that this is so, describe some parallels and differences between the fields of physical and software architecture, and identify areas

Stephen Rank; Carl O'Coill; Cornelia Boldyreff; Mark Doughty

2004-01-01

309

An inquiry into the attitudes of qualified nursing staff towards the use of individualized nursing care plans as a teaching tool.  

PubMed

This paper summarizes a research study inquiring into the attitudes of qualified nursing staff towards the use of individualized nursing care plans as a teaching tool. The survey was conducted in medical and surgical wards used for nurse training, in two hospitals. In common with many hospitals, the introduction of the nursing process into the surgical wards is of more recent origin than the medical areas, so would this be reflected in the attitudes of staff? Results indicated an overall positive attitude of all staff, although significant differences were identified between the grades of staff participating in the study and between the two hospitals. There was no significant difference shown in the comparison of all surgical staff with all medical staff, but the ward sister demonstrated a more positive attitude than staff nurses or enrolled nurses. The length of time care plans had been in use and whether the Open University Programme P553 had been completed, were taken into consideration. Analysis of the individual statements which clustered around the same theme is discussed. Possible factors affecting the attitudes identified are suggested and recommendations which include ongoing educational support, in particular for the enrolled nurse, and exploration of the 'role model' function of the ward sister made. Finally, the method of study is critically examined. PMID:3372880

Daws, J

1988-01-01

310

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE configuration management is to assess the activities that results in the process of identifying and defining the baselines associated with the SAPHIRE software product; controlling the changes to baselines and release of baselines throughout the life cycle; recording and reporting the status of baselines and the proposed and actual changes to the baselines; and verifying the correctness and completeness of baselines.. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2009-10-01

311

Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE configuration management is to assess the activities that results in the process of identifying and defining the baselines associated with the SAPHIRE software product; controlling the changes to baselines and release of baselines throughout the life cycle; recording and reporting the status of baselines and the proposed and actual changes to the baselines; and verifying the correctness and completeness of baselines.. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

Kent Norris

2010-02-01

312

Way Cool Software Reviews Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The "Way Cool Software Reviews" project encourages students, teachers, and parents to make available their evaluations of software that they think of as truly "way cool." Everyone is welcome to contribute reviews of software they have at home or use at school. Students with disabilities are particularly encouraged to contribute, as are reviews of software that may be appropriate for individuals with disabilities. Reviews are distributed via a mailing list and are available at the Web site. Way Cool Software Reviews is a joint project of the A. J. Pappanikou Center Technology Lab at the University of Connecticut and the Chatback Trust of the United Kingdom.

1997-01-01

313

Addendum, automatic data processing (ADP) security plan, Revision 1. ADP facility number: PNL-63  

SciTech Connect

This document is an addendum to the ADP security plan for the 3760 Building, Revision 01, and provides specific information regarding location, equipment, use, and responsible individuals. Procedures for protecting the classified ADP facility, equipment, software, and data will be consistent with the Generic ADP Security Plan for the 3760 Building, Rev. 1, unless otherwise noted in this document.

Johnston, B.L.

1989-06-30

314

The deviation of liver dose in real patients for thoracic computed tomography scans: a new approach to individual dosimetry with methods of radiotherapy treatment planning.  

PubMed

The increasing use of computed tomography (CT) in diagnostic imaging is associated with a relevant increase in patient dose and requires CT dose optimization. Anthropomorphic phantoms and mathematical patient models have been developed to improve the dosimetry in diagnostic imaging. Nevertheless, the doses calculated in these models and the ones individual patients can receive may differ considerably. In particular, the assessment of organ doses is problematic when organs and tissues receive only a partial exposure. A typical example for this situation is the exposure of the liver within a thoracic CT. To evaluate the impact of the field boundary and the liver volume on the individual organ dose, 50 CT scans from 25 male and 25 female patients between the ages of 27 to 87 were analyzed in this study with the volumetric tools of a treatment planning system for radiotherapy. The relative volume of the liver within a thoracic CT was assessed and compared to results from dosimetry methods using standardized patient models. The differences between an individual dose and the results from standardized patients are considerable. The fraction of the liver volume within a thoracic CT with a standard lower boundary extends from 48-92%, resulting in a possible dose difference of up to a factor of 1.7. Results from mathematical phantoms can underestimate the liver dose by more than a factor of 2.6. From the determined data, correction factors for the dosimetry of the liver using standard programs can be derived. PMID:21617394

von Boetticher, Heiner; Lüllau, Torben; Lammers, Melanie; Kamau, Edwin N; Poppe, Björn

2011-07-01

315

DoD Software Measurement Pilot: Applying the SEl Core Measures.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In January 1992, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) was requested to make recommendations for a basic set of software measurements to support the software measurement initiative under the software action plan (SWAP) sponsored by the Department of De...

J. A. Rozum W. A. Florac

1995-01-01

316

EQ3/6 software test and verification report 9/94  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Software Test and Verification Report (STVR) for the EQ3/6 suite of codes as stipulated in the Individual Software Plan for Initial Qualification of EQ3/6 (ISP-NF-07, Revision 1, 11/25/92). The software codes, EQPT, EQ3NR, EQ6, and the software library EQLIB constitute the EQ3/6 software package. This software test and verification project for EQ3/6 was started under the requirements of the LLNL Yucca Mountain Project Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP), Revision 0, December 14, 1989, but QP 3.2, Revision 2, June 21, 1994 is now the operative controlling procedure. This is a ``V and V`` report in the language of QP 3.2, Revision 2. Because the author of this report does not have a background in geochemistry, other technical sources were consulted in order to acquire some familiarity with geochemisty, the terminology minology involved, and to review comparable computational methods especially, geochemical aqueous speciation-solubility calculations. The software for the EQ3/6 package consists of approximately 47,000 lines of FORTRAN77 source code and nine on platforms ranging from workstations to supercomputers. The physical control of EQ3/6 software package and documentation is on a SUN SPARC station. Walkthroughs of each principal software packages, EQPT, EQ3NR, and EQ6 were conducted in order to understand the computational procedures involved, to determine any commonality in procedures, and then to establish a plan for the test and verification of EQ3/6. It became evident that all three phases depended upon solving an n x n matrix by the Newton-Raphson Method. Thus, a great deal of emphasis on the test and verification of this procedure was carried out on the first code in the software package EQPT.

Kishi, T.

1996-02-01

317

The STARLINK software collection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A demonstration will be given of some recent Starlink software. STARLINK is: a network of computers used by UK astronomers; a collection of programs for the calibration and analysis of astronomical data; a team of people giving hardware, software and administrative support. The Starlink Project has been in operation since 1980 to provide UK astronomers with interactive image processing and data reduction facilities. There are now Starlink computer systems at 25 UK locations, serving about 1500 registered users. The Starlink software collection now has about 25 major packages covering a wide range of astronomical data reduction and analysis techniques, as well as many smaller programs and utilities. At the core of most of the packages is a common `software environment', which provides many of the functions which applications need and offers standardized methods of structuring and accessing data. The software environment simplifies programming and support, and makes it easy to use different packages for different stages of the data reduction. Users see a consistent style, and can mix applications without hitting problems of differing data formats. The Project group coordinates the writing and distribution of this software collection, which is Unix based. Outside the UK, Starlink is used at a large number of places, which range from installations at major UK telescopes, which are Starlink-compatible and managed like Starlink sites, to individuals who run only small parts of the Starlink software collection.

Penny, A. J.; Wallace, P. T.; Sherman, J. C.; Terret, D. L.

1993-12-01

318

Risk Management for Software Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is little to instruct software project managers on how to handle risk in a way that ensures the success of contingency planning and avoids crisis. This seven-step procedure describes how to identify risk factors, calculate their probability and effect on a project, and plan for and conduct risk management

Richard E. Fairley

1994-01-01

319

Software Carpentry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site is created to help scientists and engineers learn the concepts, skills, and tools needed to use and build software more productively. Topics range from shell and scripting languages to web programming and software engineering. Instructional materials include video lectures and slides to practice exercises.

Wilson, Greg

2011-04-16

320

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews three computer software: (1) "Elastic Lines: The Electronic Geoboard" on elementary geometry; (2) "Wildlife Adventures: Whales" on environmental science; and (3) "What Do You Do with a Broken Calculator?" on computation and problem solving. Summarizes the descriptions, strengths and weaknesses, and applications of each software. (YP)|

Bitter, Gary G., Ed.

1990-01-01

321

Software reliability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first session of the software reliability area will address Software Reliability Needs. It includes three invited papers that deal, respectively, with the origination of reliability requirements, with issues of reliability measurements, and with reliability modeling and prediction. All of them represent the cutting edge of the current technology and treat the subject in a broad manner that may be

Herbert Hecht

1980-01-01

322

Conscientious software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software needs to grow up and become responsible for itself and its own future by participating in its own installation and customization, maintaining its own health, and adapting itself to new circumstances, new users, and new uses. To create such software will require us to change some of our underlying assumptions about how we write programs. A promising approach seems

Richard P. Gabriel; Ron Goldman

2006-01-01

323

Software for the EVLA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) project is the next generation instrument for high resolution long-millimeter to short-meter wavelength radio astronomy. It is currently funded by NSF, with completion scheduled for 2012. The EVLA will upgrade the VLA with new feeds, receivers, data transmission hardware, correlator, and a new software system to enable the instrument to achieve its full potential. This software includes both that required for controlling and monitoring the instrument and that involved with the scientific dataflow. We concentrate here on a portion of the dataflow software, including: proposal preparation, submission, and handling; observation preparation, scheduling, and remote monitoring; data archiving; and data post-processing, including both automated (pipeline) and manual processing. The primary goals of the software are: to maximize the scientific return of the EVLA; provide ease of use, for both novices and experts; exploit commonality amongst all NRAO telescopes where possible. This last point is both a bane and a blessing: we are not at liberty to do whatever we want in the software, but on the other hand we may borrow from other projects (notably ALMA and GBT) where appropriate. The software design methodology includes detailed initial use-cases and requirements from the scientists, intimate interaction between the scientists and the programmers during design and implementation, and a thorough testing and acceptance plan.

Butler, Bryan J.; van Moorsel, Gustaaf; Tody, Doug

2004-09-01

324

Integrating Agile Practices into Software Engineering Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agile software development methodologies are gaining popularity in industry although they comprise a mix of accepted and controversial software engineering practices. It is quite likely that the software industry will find that specific project characteristics will determine the prudence of using an agile or a plan-driven methodology - or a hybrid of the two. Educators must assess the value and

Gregory W. Hislop; Michael J. Lutz; J. Fernando Naveda; W. Michael McCracken; Nancy R. Mead; Laurie A. Williams

2002-01-01

325

Developmental Training Program: Individual Educational Plan/Individual Transitional Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum model and implementation procedures outlined in this manual for the Developmental Training Program for students with disabilities are based on two trends: the emphasis upon teaching functional skills in the natural environment and the need for educational programs which demonstrate measurability, reportability, and accountability.…

Educational Service Unit #9, Hastings, NE.

326

Developmental Training Program: Individual Educational Plan/Individual Transitional Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum model and implementation procedures outlined in this manual for the Developmental Training Program for students with disabilities are based on two trends: the emphasis upon teaching functional skills in the natural environment and the need for educational programs which demonstrate measurability, reportability, and accountability.…

Educational Service Unit #9, Hastings, NE.

327

[The Spanish AIDS Study Group and Spanish National AIDS Plan (GESIDA/Secretaría del Plan Nacional sobre el Sida) recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in HIV-infected individuals (Updated January 2013).  

PubMed

This consensus document was prepared by an expert panel of the Grupo de Estudio de Sida (GESIDA [Spanish AIDS Study Group]) and the Plan Nacional sobre el Sida (PNS [Spanish National AIDS Plan]). The document updates current guidelines on the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected individuals contained in the guidelines on the treatment of opportunistic infections published by GESIDA and PNS in 2008. The document aims to facilitate the management and treatment of HIV-infected patients with TB in Spain, and includes specific sections and recommendations on the treatment of drug-sensitive TB, multidrug-resistant TB, and extensively drug-resistant TB, in this population. The consensus guidelines also make recommendations on the treatment of HIV-infected patients with TB in special situations, such as chronic liver disease, pregnancy, kidney failure, and transplantation. Recommendations are made on the timing and initial regimens of antiretroviral therapy in patients with TB, and on immune reconstitution syndrome in HIV-infected patients with TB who are receiving antiretroviral therapy. The document does not cover the diagnosis of TB, diagnosis/treatment of latent TB, or treatment of TB in children. The quality of the evidence was evaluated and the recommendations graded using the approach of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group. PMID:23541879

Rivero, Antonio; Pulido, Federico; Caylá, Joan; Iribarren, José A; Miró, José M; Moreno, Santiago; Pérez-Camacho, Inés

2013-03-28

328

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a review of four science software programs. Includes topics such as plate tectonics, laboratory experiment simulations, the human body, and light and temperature. Contains information on ordering and reviewers' comments. (ML)|

Wulfson, Stephen, Ed.

1987-01-01

329

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a review of four science software programs. Includes topics such as plate tectonics, laboratory experiment simulations, the human body, and light and temperature. Contains information on ordering and reviewers' comments. (ML)

Wulfson, Stephen, Ed.

1987-01-01

330

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents reviews by classroom teachers of software for teaching science. Includes material on the work of geologists, genetics, earth science, classification of living things, astronomy, endangered species, skeleton, drugs, and heartbeat. Provides information on availability and equipment needed. (RT)|

Wulfson, Eugene T., Ed.

1988-01-01

331

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviewed are seven software packages for Apple and IBM computers. Included are: "Toxicology"; "Science Corner: Space Probe"; "Alcohol and Pregnancy"; "Science Tool Kit Plus"; Computer Investigations: Plant Growth"; "Climatrolls"; and "Animal Watch: Whales." (CW)|

Dwyer, Donna; And Others

1989-01-01

332

The Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a You’re almost done! In this chapter, you’ll learn where to find the required software to make your 3D printer work, as well\\u000a as how to install and use that software. There are also a couple of tasks that you’ll perform to get the motherboard and Extruder\\u000a controller ready to operate. We’re close, so let’s jump right in and get ready

Patrick Hood-Daniel; James Floyd Kelly

333

Software agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

this paper, we discuss these questions and describe someemerging technologies that provide answers. In the final section, we mention some additionalissues and summarize the key points of the paper. (For more information onagent-based software engineering, see [Genesereth 1989] and [Genesereth 1992]. See also[Shoham 1993] for a description of a variation of agent-based software engineering knownas "agent-oriented programming".)2. Agent Communication Language

Michael R. Genesereth; Steven P. Ketchpel

1994-01-01

334

LDUA software custodian`s notebook  

SciTech Connect

This plan describes the activities to be performed and controls to be applied to the process of specifying, obtaining, and qualifying the control and data acquisition software for the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA) System. It serves the purpose of a software quality assurance plan, a verification and validation plan, and a configuration management plan. This plan applies to all software that is an integral part of the LDUA control and data acquisition system, that is, software that is installed in the computers that are part of the LDUA system as it is deployed in the field. This plan applies to the entire development process, including: requirements; design; implementation; and operations and maintenance. This plan does not apply to any software that is not integral with the LDUA system. This plan has-been prepared in accordance with WHC-CM-6-1 Engineering Practices, EP-2.1; WHC-CM-3-10 Software Practices; and WHC-CM-4-2, QR 19.0, Software Quality Assurance Requirements.

Aftanas, B.L.

1998-08-20

335

The Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) Project: rationale and planned nationwide studies of genetic predictors, physical exercise, and individualized pharmacological treatment  

PubMed Central

Here we provide an overview of the rationale and methods of a series of planned population based studies within the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) Project. The project aims to support and evaluate ongoing political and administrative efforts to implement nationwide guidelines for maintaining metabolic control in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients to prevent diabetic complications and improve quality of life. The DD2 is designed as a prospective cohort study (collection of epidemiological data) supplemented by randomized clinical intervention trials (on physical exercise and individualized pharmacological treatment) and the establishment of a biobank comprised of material from a large number of newly diagnosed T2D patients. Inclusion of the majority of newly diagnosed T2D patients as they are diagnosed at their general practitioner or diabetes hospital outpatient clinics and entered into the DD2 cohort will establish a nationwide database comprising a large number of future incident cases of T2D in Denmark. These cases will form the project cohort of the DD2. Within the first 6 months of diagnosis, all patients will be invited to contribute to a biobank of DNA, plasma, urine, and tissue sampling. The DNA biobank will enable future studies of the effect of pharmacological treatment and outcome in subsets of patients with specific genetic risk profiles covering disease etiology and specific drug kinetics and metabolism. We will also perform two clinical intervention trials examining: the effectiveness of physical exercise on diabetes-related outcomes and the impact of trial outcomes on individualized pharmacological treatment. Moreover, the DD2 will serve as a platform for testing and developing new antidiabetic drugs. All together, we expect this study to contribute to substantially improved diabetes care in T2D patients locally and abroad.

Steffensen, Charlotte; Thomsen, Reimar W; Vaag, Allan; Beck-Nielsen, Henning; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl; Hansen, Torben; Pedersen, Oluf; Rungby, J?rgen

2012-01-01

336

Performance, fatigue and stress in open-plan offices: the effects of noise and restoration on hearing impaired and normal hearing individuals.  

PubMed

Hearing impaired and normal hearing individuals were compared in two within-participant office noise conditions (high noise: 60 L Aeq and low noise: 30 L Aeq ). Performance, subjective fatigue, and physiological stress were tested during working on a simulated open-plan office. We also tested two between-participants restoration conditions following the work period with high noise (nature movie or continued office noise). Participants with a hearing impairment (N = 20) were matched with normal hearing participants (N = 18) and undertook one practice session and two counterbalanced experimental sessions. In each experimental session they worked for two hours with basic memory and attention tasks. We also measured physiological stress indicators (cortisol and catecholamines) and self-reports of mood and fatigue. The hearing impaired participants were more affected by high noise than the normal hearing participants, as shown by impaired performance for tasks that involve recall of semantic information. The hearing impaired participants were also more fatigued by high noise exposure than participants with normal hearing, and they tended to have higher stress hormone levels during the high noise compared to the low noise condition. Restoration with a movie increased performance and motivation for the normal hearing participants, while rest with continued noise did not. For the hearing impaired participants, continued noise during rest increased motivation and performance, while the movie did not. In summary, the impact of noise and restorative conditions varied with the hearing characteristics of the participants. The small sample size does however encourage caution when interpreting the results. PMID:23117542

Jahncke, Helena; Halin, Niklas

337

SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Oversight  

SciTech Connect

The software quality assurance oversight consists of updating and maintaining revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 quality assurance program documentation and of monitoring revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 source code. This report summarizes the oversight efforts through description of the revision control system (RCS) setup, operation and contents. Documents maintained under revision control include the Acceptance Test Plan (ATP), Configuration Management Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Software Project Plan, Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), System Test Plan, SDP Interface Training Manual, and the SAPHIRE 8, 'New Features and Capabilities Overview'.

Kurt G. Vedros

2011-09-01

338

Mining Software Repositories to Assist Developers and Support Managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software repositories (such as source control repositories) contain a wealth of valuable information regarding the evolutionary history of a software project. This paper presents approaches and tools which mine and transform static record keeping software repositories to active repositories used by researchers to gain empirically based understanding of software development, and by practitioners to predict, plan and understand various aspects

Ahmed E. Hassan

2006-01-01

339

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes computer software for use with various age groups. Topics include activities involving temperature, simulations, earth science, the circulatory system, human body, reading in science, and ecology. Provides information on equipment needed, availability, package contents, and price. Comments of reviews are presented by classroom teachers.…

Mackenzie, Norma N.; And Others

1988-01-01

340

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviewed are seven computer software packages including "Frog Dissection Lab Report,""Backyard Birds,""LEGO TC Logo,""Alcohol--Four Interactive Programs,""Windows on Science--Life Science,""Climate and Weather/Our Town Database," and "Weeds to Trees." Discussed are availability, features, strengths, and weaknesses. (CW)|

Wulfson, Stephen, Ed.

1990-01-01

341

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews of seven software packages are presented including "The Environment I: Habitats and EcoSystems; II Cycles and Interactions"; "Super Sign Maker"; "The Great Knowledge Race: Substance Abuse"; "Exploring Science: Temperature"; "Fast Food Calculator and RD Aide"; "The Human Body: Circulation and Respiration" and "Forces in Liquids and Gases."…

Science and Children, 1989

1989-01-01

342

Software review  

Microsoft Academic Search

LISREL for Windows 8.01. Scientific Software International, Suite 906, 1525 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615–4530. DOS\\/DOS Extender versions, $495; all three versions, $575; upgrades from LISREL 7, $195; all three versions, $245. Requirements: 2 MB RAM (4 MB recommended), 3.6 MB hard disk space, Microsoft Windows 3.1.

Zack Loukides

1994-01-01

343

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews three computer software programs: (1) "Discovery! Experiences with Scientific Reasoning"--problem solving for grades 4-12 (Apple II); (2) "Organic Stereochemistry"--a tutorial for organic chemistry for advanced secondary/college level (Apple II); and (3) "SHOW PARTNER (2.01)"--a graphics utility tool for teachers and high school students…

Smith, Richard L., Ed.

1988-01-01

344

Software Patents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines basic patent law information that pertains to computer software programs. Topics addressed include protection in other countries; how to obtain patents; kinds of patents; duration; classes of patentable subject matter, including machines and processes; patentability searches; experimental use prior to obtaining a patent; and patent…

Burke, Edmund B.

1994-01-01

345

Reviews: Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews four computer software packages including: "The Physical Science Series: Sound" which demonstrates making waves, speed of sound, doppler effect, and human hearing; "Andromeda" depicting celestial motions in any direction; "Biology Quiz: Humans" covering chemistry, cells, viruses, and human biology; and "MacStronomy" covering information on…

Mackenzie, Norma N.; And Others

1988-01-01

346

Educational Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The third session of IT@EDU98 consisted of five papers on educational software and was chaired by Tran Van Hao (University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). "Courseware Engineering" (Nguyen Thanh Son, Ngo Ngoc Bao Tran, Quan Thanh Tho, Nguyen Hong Lam) briefly describes the use of courseware. "Machine Discovery Theorems in Geometry: A…

Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

347

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviewed are two computer software programs for Apple II computers on weather for upper elementary and middle school grades. "Weather" introduces the major factors (temperature, humidity, wind, and air pressure) affecting weather. "How Weather Works" uses simulation and auto-tutorial formats on sun, wind, fronts, clouds, and storms. (YP)|

McGrath, Diane, Ed.

1989-01-01

348

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews three software packages: (1) "Physics," tutorial, grades 11-12, Macintosh; (2) "Hands On Math: Volume I," interactive math exploration/simulation of manipulatives use, grades K-7, Apple II; and (3) "A.I.: An Experience with Artificial Intelligence," simulation, grades 5-12, Apple II. (MVL)|

Bitter, Gary G., Ed.

1989-01-01

349

Software Patterns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It is an articulation of the principles, values,and practices behind the pattern discipline. It is organized around a body of dozens of example patterns.It covers a wide range of topics ranging from pattern forms, to pattern languages, to the history of software patterns and pattern ethics. (UNC E-Learning Grant)

2007-01-23

350

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed are two computer software programs for Apple II computers on weather for upper elementary and middle school grades. "Weather" introduces the major factors (temperature, humidity, wind, and air pressure) affecting weather. "How Weather Works" uses simulation and auto-tutorial formats on sun, wind, fronts, clouds, and storms. (YP)

McGrath, Diane, Ed.

1989-01-01

351

Reviews: Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews four computer software packages including: "The Physical Science Series: Sound" which demonstrates making waves, speed of sound, doppler effect, and human hearing; "Andromeda" depicting celestial motions in any direction; "Biology Quiz: Humans" covering chemistry, cells, viruses, and human biology; and "MacStronomy" covering information…

Mackenzie, Norma N.; And Others

1988-01-01

352

Software Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviewed is a computer software package entitled "Audubon Wildlife Adventures: Grizzly Bears" for Apple II and IBM microcomputers. Included are availability, hardware requirements, cost, and a description of the program. The murder-mystery flavor of the program is stressed in this program that focuses on illegal hunting and game management. (CW)|

McGrath, Diane, Ed.

1989-01-01

353

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviewed are seven computer software packages for IBM and/or Apple Computers. Included are "Windows on Science: Volume 1--Physical Science"; "Science Probe--Physical Science"; "Wildlife Adventures--Grizzly Bears"; "Science Skills--Development Programs"; "The Clean Machine"; "Rock Doctor"; and "Geology Search." Cost, quality, hardware, and…

Science and Children, 1990

1990-01-01

354

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed are seven computer software packages for IBM and/or Apple Computers. Included are "Windows on Science: Volume 1--Physical Science"; "Science Probe--Physical Science"; "Wildlife Adventures--Grizzly Bears"; "Science Skills--Development Programs"; "The Clean Machine"; "Rock Doctor"; and "Geology Search." Cost, quality, hardware, and…

Science and Children, 1990

1990-01-01

355

Software Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed is a computer software package entitled "Audubon Wildlife Adventures: Grizzly Bears" for Apple II and IBM microcomputers. Included are availability, hardware requirements, cost, and a description of the program. The murder-mystery flavor of the program is stressed in this program that focuses on illegal hunting and game management. (CW)

McGrath, Diane, Ed.

1989-01-01

356

A Plan for Individualizing Instruction for the Senior Government Class Through Use of Problem Solving Units. Colorado Western States Small Schools Project Documentation (Silverton High School, Silverton, Colorado, 1963-64).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the 1963-64 school year, a secondary teacher from the rurally isolated area of Silverton, Colorado initiated an individualized program in problem solving for a senior social studies class (N=8-10). Utilizing community resources, the instructor planned several units on government, while the students selected resource materials from the…

Higgs, Norman E.

357

Software Measurement for DOD Systems: Recommendations for Initial Core Measures.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents our recommendations for a basic set of software measures that Department of Defense (DoD) organizations can use to help plan and manage the acquisition, development, and support of software systems. These recommendations are based on ...

A. D. Carleton R. E. Park W. B. Goethert W. A. Florac E. K. Bailey

1992-01-01

358

Total Body Irradiation, Toward Optimal Individual Delivery: Dose Evaluation With Metal Oxide Field Effect Transistors, Thermoluminescence Detectors, and a Treatment Planning System  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To predict the three-dimensional dose distribution of our total body irradiation technique, using a commercial treatment planning system (TPS). In vivo dosimetry, using metal oxide field effect transistors (MOSFETs) and thermoluminescence detectors (TLDs), was used to verify the calculated dose distributions. Methods and Materials: A total body computed tomography scan was performed and loaded into our TPS, and a three-dimensional-dose distribution was generated. In vivo dosimetry was performed at five locations on the patient. Entrance and exit dose values were converted to midline doses using conversion factors, previously determined with phantom measurements. The TPS-predicted dose values were compared with the MOSFET and TLD in vivo dose values. Results: The MOSFET and TLD dose values agreed within 3.0% and the MOSFET and TPS data within 0.5%. The convolution algorithm of the TPS, which is routinely applied in the clinic, overestimated the dose in the lung region. Using a superposition algorithm reduced the calculated lung dose by approximately 3%. The dose inhomogeneity, as predicted by the TPS, can be reduced using a simple intensity-modulated radiotherapy technique. Conclusions: The use of a TPS to calculate the dose distributions in individual patients during total body irradiation is strongly recommended. Using a TPS gives good insight of the over- and underdosage in a patient and the influence of patient positioning on dose homogeneity. MOSFETs are suitable for in vivo dosimetry purposes during total body irradiation, when using appropriate conversion factors. The MOSFET, TLD, and TPS results agreed within acceptable margins.

Bloemen-van Gurp, Esther J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Maastro Clinic, GROW, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht (Netherlands)], E-mail: esther.bloemen@maastro.nl; Mijnheer, Ben J.; Verschueren, Tom A.M.; Lambin, Philippe [Department of Radiation Oncology, Maastro Clinic, GROW, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht (Netherlands)

2007-11-15

359

Guidelines for Sandia ASCI Verification and Validation Plans - Content and Format: Version 1.0  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes general guidelines for the development of Verification and Validation (V and V) plans for ASCI code projects at Sandia National Laboratories. The main content categories recommended by these guidelines for explicit treatment in Sandia V and V plans are (1) stockpile drivers influencing the code development project (2) the key phenomena to be modeled by the individual code; (3) software verification strategy and test plan; and (4) code validation strategy and test plans. The authors of this document anticipate that the needed content of the V and V plans for the Sandia ASCI codes will evolve as time passes. These needs will be reflected by future versions of this document.

TRUCANO,TIMOTHY G.; MOYA,JAIME L.

1999-12-01

360

Honeywell Modular Automation System Computer Software Documentation  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Computer Software Document (CSWD) is to provide configuration control of the Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS) in use at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). This CSWD describes hardware and PFP developed software for control of stabilization furnaces. The Honeywell software can generate configuration reports for the developed control software. These reports are described in the following section and are attached as addendum's. This plan applies to PFP Engineering Manager, Thermal Stabilization Cognizant Engineers, and the Shift Technical Advisors responsible for the Honeywell MAS software/hardware and administration of the Honeywell System.

STUBBS, A.M.

2000-12-04

361

Software process support through software configuration management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software development embodies a range of software processes. Such processes can be captured in software process models. Two of the reasons for describing software processes through models are to document and communicate a particular process to others, and to encode knowledge of the process in a form processable by computer. Software process modeling has received attention by researchers in recent

Peter P. FEILER

1990-01-01

362

Programming Makes Software; Support Makes Users  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Skilled software engineers may build fantastic software for climate modeling, yet fail to achieve their project’s objectives. Software support and related activities are just as critical as writing software. This study followed three different software projects in the climate sciences, using interviews, observation, and document analysis to examine the value added by support work. Supporting the project and interacting with users was a key task for software developers, who often spent 50% of their time on it. Such support work most often involved replying to questions on an email list, but also included talking to users on teleconference calls and in person. Software support increased adoption by building the software’s reputation and showing individuals how the software can meet their needs. In the process of providing support, developers often learned new of requirements as users reported features they desire and bugs they found. As software matures and gains widespread use, support work often increases. In fact, such increases can be one signal that the software has achieved broad acceptance. Maturing projects also find demand for instructional classes, online tutorials and detailed examples of how to use the software. The importance of support highlights the fact that building software systems involves both social and technical aspects. Yes, we need to build the software, but we also need to “build” the users and practices that can take advantage of it.

Batcheller, A. L.

2010-12-01

363

ISPI Software  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Infrared SidePort Imager (ISPI) being used on Cerro Tololo's 4-m telescope, uses Labview-based software, known as ArcView, to control the detector, acquire images, and interface to the Telescope Control System and instrument. The software architecture described is also being applied to Cornell's Widefield InfraRed Camera (WIRC) on the Hale 200" on Palomar Mountain, and optical imager on the SOAR telescope (Cerro Pachon). In order to achieve maximum flexibility and functionality, we decided to implement the software as a collection of independent modules. These modules can be classified as: modules for specific hardware (or transmission media), modules specific to a logic process, and completely generic modules. As we have the ability to load and unload any of these modules dynamically from memory, we have great flexibility, with the advantage that controlling new hardware, or adding new preprocessing methods does not imply increasing the complexity of the system, or even recompiling it. Instead, one just builds a new module with very specific and well-determined functionality. The generic modules serve any type of detector system; current examples are ISPI and the SOAR Optical Imager (a CCD mosaic).

Bonati, M.; Ashe, M.

364

Integrating species distributional, conservation planning, and individual based population models: A case study in critical habitat evaluation for the Northern Spotted Owl  

EPA Science Inventory

Background / Question / Methods As part of the ongoing northern spotted owl recovery planning effort, we evaluated a series of alternative potential critical habitat scenarios using a species-distribution model (MaxEnt), a conservation-planning model (Zonation), and an individua...

365

End-user training programs planning model based on Information Technology and Information Systems (IT\\/IS) impact on individual work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing number of service and manufacturing sectors are investigating the impact of information technology (IT) and information system (IS) on organizations. Also, IT training programs and their role in IS environment are being investigated. Previous studies suggested IT impact measurement for planning and assigning IT end-user training programs. This article develops and implements an integrated model to plan IT end-user

Ali Azadeh; Mohsen Jafari Songhori

2006-01-01

366

ERP Software Implementation Best Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the perceptions of chief financial and information officers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementation best practices. Usable responses from 159 respondents show consensus for the most part between the perceptions of the two groups and describe some best practices that represent common ground. (SLD)

Frantz, Pollyanne S.; Southerland, Arthur R.; Johnson, James T.

2002-01-01

367

Software processes are software too  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The major theme of this meeting is the exploration of the importance of process as a vehicle for improving both the quality\\u000a of software products and the way in which we develop and evolve them. In beginning this exploration it seems important to\\u000a spend at least a short time examining the nature of process and convincing ourselves that this is

Leon J. Osterweil

1987-01-01

368

Sandia software guidelines. Volume 3. Standards, practices, and conventions  

SciTech Connect

This volume is one in a series of Sandia Software Guidelines intended for use in producing quality software within Sandia National Laboratories. In consonance with the IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans, this volume identifies software standards, conventions, and practices. These guidelines are the result of a collective effort within Sandia National Laboratories to define recommended deliverables and to document standards, practices, and conventions which will help ensure quality software. 66 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs.

Not Available

1986-07-01

369

A software surety analysis process  

SciTech Connect

As part of the High Consequence System Surety project, this work was undertaken to explore, one approach to conducting a surety theme analysis for a software-driven system. Originally, plans were to develop a theoretical approach to the analysis, and then to validate and refine this process by applying it to the software being developed for the Weight and Leak Check System (WALS), an automated nuclear weapon component handling system. As with the development of the higher level High consequence System surety Process, this work was not completed due to changes in funding levels. This document describes the software analysis process, discusses its application in a software, environment, and outlines next steps that could be taken to further develop and apply the approach to projects.

Trauth, S.; Tempel, P.

1995-11-01

370

Software Management  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This guide aims to provide information about the different tools available for software management on HECToR. It provides an overview of the types of tools available and the reasons why they are useful. The main focus is on source code control and build systems. Details of the capabilities of specific tools available on HECToR are provided along with instructions on how to access them. Full details on how to use each of the tools are not provided as this is outside the scope of a good practice guide. However the guide provides links to relevant sources of learning materials and further information.

371

Chemical recognition software  

SciTech Connect

We have developed a capability to make real time concentration measurements of individual chemicals in a complex mixture using a multispectral laser remote sensing system. Our chemical recognition and analysis software consists of three parts: (1) a rigorous multivariate analysis package for quantitative concentration and uncertainty estimates, (2) a genetic optimizer which customizes and tailors the multivariate algorithm for a particular application, and (3) an intelligent neural net chemical filter which pre-selects from the chemical database to find the appropriate candidate chemicals for quantitative analyses by the multivariate algorithms, as well as providing a quick-look concentration estimate and consistency check. Detailed simulations using both laboratory fluorescence data and computer synthesized spectra indicate that our software can make accurate concentration estimates from complex multicomponent mixtures. even when the mixture is noisy and contaminated with unknowns.

Wagner, J.S.; Trahan, M.W.; Nelson, W.E.; Hargis, P.J. Jr.; Tisone, G.C.

1994-12-01

372

What Motivates Software Crackers?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software piracy is a serious problem in the software industry. Software authors and publishing companies lose revenue when\\u000a pirated software rather than legally purchased software is used. Policy developers are forced to invest time and money into\\u000a restricting software piracy. Much of the published research literature focuses on software piracy by end-users. However, end-users\\u000a are only able to copy software

Sigi Goode; Sam Cruise

2006-01-01

373

Software is data too: how should we deal with it?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software systems are designed and engineered to process data. However, software is data too. The size and variety of today's software artifacts and the multitude of stakeholder activities result in so much data that individuals can no longer reason about all of it. Software evolution is no longer just about writing code, it is becoming an information management problem. Analysis

Andrian Marcus

2010-01-01

374

Should software hold data hostage?  

SciTech Connect

Software tools have become an indispensable part of modern biology, but issues surrounding propriety file formats and closed software architectures threaten to stunt the growth of this rapidly expanding area of research. In an effort to ensure continuous software upgrades to provide a continuous income stream, some software companies have resorted to holding the user?s data hostage by locking them into proprietary file and data formats. Although this might make sense from a business perspective, it violates fundamental principles of data ownership and control. Such tactics should not be tolerated by the scientific community. The future of data-intensive biology depends on ensuring open data standards and freely exchangeable file formats. Compared to the engineering and chemistry fields, computers are a relatively recent addition to the arsenal of biological tools. Thus the pool of potential users of biology-oriented software is comparatively small. Biology itself is a broad field with many sub-disciplines, such as neurobiology, biochemistry, genomics and cell biology. This creates the need for task-oriented software tools that necessarily have a small user base. Simultaneously, the task of developing software has become more complex with the need for multi-platform software and increasing user expectations of sophisticated interfaces and a high degree of usability. Writing successful software in such an environment is very challenging, but progress in biology will increasingly depend on the success of companies and individuals in creating powerful new software tools. The trend to open source software could have an enormous impact on biology by providing the large number of specialized analysis tools that are required. Indeed, in the field of bioinformatics, open source software has become pervasive, largely because of the high degree of computer skill necessary for workers in this field. For these tools to be usable by non-specialists, however, requires the development of facile user interfaces and robust environments. This is where some companies have provided real value to the community, building on the foundation of open source software. Outside of genomics and bioinformatics, there is still a critical need for software tools, particularly in areas such as imaging, biochemistry and cell signaling. The computer skills of investigators in these fields is generally more rudimentary, and thus the open source options are much more limited. Commercial software dominates these areas, but open source has the potential to contribute more in the future.

Wiley, H S.; Michaels, George S.

2004-08-01

375

A bibliography of accelerated test plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a current bibliography of 159 references on statistical plans for accelerated tests. It will aid practitioners in selecting plans, and will stimulate researchers to develop needed plans & software.

W. B. Nelson

2005-01-01

376

Building on Individual, State, and Federal Initiatives for Advance Care Planning, an Integral Component of Palliative and End-of-Life Cancer Care  

PubMed Central

Federal and state provisions for advance care planning—the process by which patients, families, and medical professionals plan for future and, in particular, end-of-life care—continue to receive attention. Such planning remains an integral component of palliative care, complementing the recognition and treatment of pain and other symptoms that patients with advanced malignancies and their families encounter. Historically, advance care planning interventions (particularly those involving advance directives) have been unable to consistently demonstrate positive outcomes for patients with life-threatening illnesses. However, more recent literature, including that on patients with cancer, illustrates that both patients and caregivers report improved quality of life and less distress after discussions with their health care teams about end-of-life care. Herein, we discuss recent federal and state public policy that focuses on advance care planning, suggesting the promise for care delivery improvements and the means by which existing barriers might be surmounted. These care delivery issues apply to several disease states but are particularly pertinent to the adult oncology setting.

Epstein, Andrew S.; Volandes, Angelo E.; O'Reilly, Eileen M.

2011-01-01

377

A software assistant for the design of realistic software phantoms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Segmentation and quantification of medical image data are difficult problems in image analysis. Especially, an accurate and robust assessment of quantitative parameters is a key issue in many fields, and can have a direct impact on diagnosis and treatment planning. To this end, physical and software phantom data sets have become an integral tool during the design, implementation, and optimization of new algorithms. Unfortunately, a common research resource has not been established until now for many applications. In this work we propose a software assistant for the development of realistic software phantoms. Our aim is an easy-to-use tool with an intuitive user interface. Furthermore, we provide a software for researchers including a common basis of reference data, which facilitates a standardized and objective validation of performance and limitations of own developments, as well as the comparison of different methods. The fundamental phantom design focuses on objects that can be incorporated into a given background. This can either be a homogeneous artificial background, or a volunteer or patient data set. For each phantom the exact ground truth of the investigated object is available, which provides us with an excellent tool for the generation of realistic data sets. Several experiments are carried out for a number of different applications including software phantoms of small, hyperintense brain lesions, as well as software phantoms of liver metastases.

Rexilius, Jan; Konrad, Olaf; Peitgen, Heinz-Otto

2008-04-01

378

Deindividuation and Internet software piracy.  

PubMed

Computer crime has increased exponentially in recent years as hardware, software, and network resources become more affordable and available to individuals from all walks of life. Software piracy is one prevalent type of cybercrime and has detrimentally affected the economic health of the software industry. Moreover, piracy arguably represents a rend in the moral fabric associated with the respect of intellectual property and reduces the financial incentive of product creation and innovation. Deindividuation theory, originating from the field of social psychology, argues that individuals are extricated from responsibility for their actions simply because they no longer have an acute awareness of the identity of self and of others. That is, external and internal constraints that would typically regulate questionable behavior are rendered less effective via certain anonymizing and disinhibiting conditions of the social and environmental context. This exploratory piece seeks to establish the role of deindividuation in liberating individuals to commit software piracy by testing the hypothesis that persons who prefer the anonymity and pseudonymity associated with interaction on the Internet are more likely to pirate software. Through this research, it is hoped that the empirical identification of such a social psychological determinant will help further illuminate the phenomenon. PMID:18721086

Hinduja, Sameer

2008-08-01

379

Pretreatment verification of intensity modulated radiation therapy plans using a commercial electronic portal dosimetry system  

Microsoft Academic Search

We commissioned a commercially available portal dosimetry system for quality assurance of intensity modulated radiation therapy\\u000a (IMRT) treatment plans. The system included gamma analysis software to compare the measured and predicted fluence maps from\\u000a individual IMRT fields. The portal dosimetry system was tested using six head and neck IMRT patient plans, and we demonstrated\\u000a that the accuracy of the alignment

Kathleen J. RoxbyJeffrey; Jeffrey C. Crosbie

2010-01-01

380

GP Workbench Manual: Technical Manual, User's Guide, and Software Guide  

USGS Publications Warehouse

GP Workbench is an open-source general-purpose geophysical data processing software package written primarily for ground penetrating radar (GPR) data. It also includes support for several USGS prototype electromagnetic instruments such as the VETEM and ALLTEM. The two main programs in the package are GP Workbench and GP Wave Utilities. GP Workbench has routines for filtering, gridding, and migrating GPR data; as well as an inversion routine for characterizing UXO (unexploded ordinance) using ALLTEM data. GP Workbench provides two-dimensional (section view) and three-dimensional (plan view or time slice view) processing for GPR data. GP Workbench can produce high-quality graphics for reports when Surfer 8 or higher (Golden Software) is installed. GP Wave Utilities provides a wide range of processing algorithms for single waveforms, such as filtering, correlation, deconvolution, and calculating GPR waveforms. GP Wave Utilities is used primarily for calibrating radar systems and processing individual traces. Both programs also contain research features related to the calibration of GPR systems and calculating subsurface waveforms. The software is written to run on the Windows operating systems. GP Workbench can import GPR data file formats used by major commercial instrument manufacturers including Sensors and Software, GSSI, and Mala. The GP Workbench native file format is SU (Seismic Unix), and subsequently, files generated by GP Workbench can be read by Seismic Unix as well as many other data processing packages.

Oden, Charles P.; Moulton, Craig W.

2006-01-01

381

Improvement of software process by process description and benefit estimation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an actual experience of software process improvement at OMRON corporation. For effective technical transfer, a software engineering process group (SEPG) has set three principal goals as follows: (1) motivate developers to improve on their process, (2) describe and define current software process correctly and in detail, (3) present a feasible action plan for developers to follow. To

Toshifumi Tanaka; Keishi Sakamoto; Shinji Kusumoto; Ken-ichi Matsumoto; Tohru Kikuno

1995-01-01

382

Prometheus Reactor I&C Software Development Methodology, for Action  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this letter is to submit the Reactor Instrumentation and Control (I&C) software life cycle, development methodology, and programming language selections and rationale for project Prometheus to NR for approval. This letter also provides the draft Reactor I&C Software Development Process Manual and Reactor Module Software Development Plan to NR for information.

T. Hamilton

2005-07-30

383

An approach to a theory of software evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper outlines plans for the proposed development of a theory of software evolution. Apart from its intrinsic value, such a theory will advance understanding of the attributes of the software evolution phenomenon, its drivers and its practical impact on the software process and its products. If achieved, such a theory will provide means to identify and justify best practice

M. M. Lehman; J. F. Ramil

2001-01-01

384

From desktop to web [power engineering software application  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an overview of the conversion process for a specialized software application from a desk top environment to a web based environment. The technology based business software is used in planning applications for new electric power generation and storage facilities. The software, called TAG-Supply®, is an integrated application of database, text (pdf) and an analytical engine. The desktop

G. Ramachandran; R. Nandwani; T. Boyd

2002-01-01

385

An Adaptive Heterogeneous Software DSM  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a mechanism to run parallel ap- plications in heterogeneous, dynamic environments while maintaining thread synchrony. A heterogeneous software DSM is used to provide synchronization constructs similar to Pthreads, while providing for individual thread mobility. An asymmetric data conversion scheme is adopted to restore thread states among different computers during thread mi- gration. Within this framework we create

John Paul Walters; Hai Jiang; Vipin Chaudhary

2006-01-01

386

Computing Services Software Library  

SciTech Connect

This technical memorandum serves as a practical guide for managers, supervisors, programmers, analysts, and other data processing personnel who need to consult the documentation or use the software available in the Software Library. Policies and procedures necessary to preserve the software documentation and protect the Laboratory's investment in software are presented. Included are sections on responsibilities of the Software Librarian and Software Coordinators, software change control policy, systems programming section software maintenance tools, information systems section software maintenance tools and use of the LIBRARY exec. The LIBRARY exec, which serves as the Master Index, provides on-line information about documents. 2 figs., 1 tab. (DWL)

Clark, L.M.; Jones, W.H.

1986-03-01

387

Stakeholders in Software-system Family Architectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies the requirements placed on software system family architectures by the various stakeholders involved\\u000a in software-system family development. The requirements are uncovered by analysing the roles of the various stakeholders in software-system family development. The stakeholders will have certain roles which pertain\\u000a to the individual project\\/product and which are typical of all development paradigms. However, those in product

Tom Dolan; Ruud Weterings; John C. Wortmann

1998-01-01

388

Adaptive Action Selection in Autonomic Software Using Reinforcement Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The planning process in autonomic software aims at selecting an action from a finite set of alternatives for adaptation. This is an abstruse problem due to the fact that software behaviour is usually very complex with numerous number of control variables. This research work focuses on proposing a planning process and specifically an action selection technique based on \\

Mehdi Amoui; Mazeiar Salehie; Siavash Mirarab; Ladan Tahvildari

2008-01-01

389

Software Engineering Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center whose objective is to provide leadership in software engineering and in the transition of new software engineering technology into practice. The SEI Information Server provides links to the ongoing research efforts of the ARPA Software and Intelligent Systems Technology Office and an index of information relating to numerous software and computing topics.

390

Testing digital safety system software with a testability measure based on a software fault tree  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using predeveloped software, a digital safety system is designed that meets the quality standards of a safety system. To demonstrate the quality, the design process and operating history of the product are reviewed along with configuration management practices. The application software of the safety system is developed in accordance with the planned life cycle. Testing, which is a major phase

Se Do Sohn; Poong Hyun Seong

2006-01-01

391

Software Effort Estimation Accuracy: A Comparative Study of Estimations Based on Software Sizing and Development Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The number of project failures and those projects completed over cost and over schedule has been a significant issue for software project managers. Among the many reasons for failure, inaccuracy in software estimation--the basis for project bidding, budgeting, planning, and probability estimates--has been identified as a root cause of a high…

Lafferty, Mark T.

2010-01-01

392

Formulation of Consumables Management Models: Test Plan for the Mission Planning Processor Working Model.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The test plan and test procedures to be used in the verification and validation of the software being implemented in the mission planning processor working model program are documented. The mission planning processor is a user oriented tool for consumable...

L. C. Connelly

1977-01-01

393

Software interoperability for energy simulation  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides an overview of software interoperability as it relates to the energy simulation of buildings. The paper begins with a discussion of the difficulties in using sophisticated analysis tools like energy simulation at various stages in the building life cycle, and the potential for interoperability to help overcome these difficulties. An overview of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), a common data model for supporting interoperability under continuing development by the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) is then given. The process of creating interoperable software is described next, followed by specific details for energy simulation tools. The paper closes with the current status of, and future plans for, the ongoing efforts to achieve software interoperability.

Hitchcock, Robert J.

2002-07-31

394

The Disputed Quality of Software Patents  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze the characteristics of the patents held by firms in the software industry. Unlike prior researchers, we rely on the examination of individual patents to determine which patents involve software inventions. This method of identifying the relevant patents is more laborious than the methods that previous scholars have used, but it produces a data set from which we can

John R. Allison; Ronald J. Mann

2007-01-01

395

Software attribute visualization for high integrity software  

SciTech Connect

This report documents a prototype tool developed to investigate the use of visualization and virtual reality technologies for improving software surety confidence. The tool is utilized within the execution phase of the software life cycle. It provides a capability to monitor an executing program against prespecified requirements constraints provided in a program written in the requirements specification language SAGE. The resulting Software Attribute Visual Analysis Tool (SAVAnT) also provides a technique to assess the completeness of a software specification.

Pollock, G.M.

1998-03-01

396

ADAPTABLE SOFTWARE SHELLS VERSUS MICROSOFT SOFTWARE SHELLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development and evolution of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows shells is based in general on the special methodology of Software creation and implementation such as macros, subroutine, custom commands and specialized features. This methodology of Microsoft Software shells is analyzed. The universal methodology of Adaptable Software creation is proposed. Present result evaluates from (Tod-08.1)3 which is an evolution of the

Dumitru TODOROI

397

Resource Conservation Software Competition in California.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a statewide computer competition involving young programers (individuals and groups) who developed software packages on energy and water conservation. Project rules, guidelines, challenges, evaluations, prizes, commitments, benefits, and costs are discussed. (BC)

Tzitz, Carolyn J.

1984-01-01

398

Towards the development of a resource center for individuals with anorexia nervosa and\\/or bulimia a needs\\/resource assessment, professional networking, and program planning process  

Microsoft Academic Search

An assessment of service needs and resource availability for clients with the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia was conducted in the Waterloo region, located in southwestern Ontario, in order to ascertain the number of individuals in the region who currently suffer from the disorders but for various reasons have not sought treatment. In addition, the assessment examined the availability

Tammy Lee Morrell

1988-01-01

399

Rapid Prototyping of Planning & Scheduling Tools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Advanced Planning and Scheduling Initiative, or APSI, is an ESA programme to design and implement an Artificial Intelligence (AI) software infrastructure for planning and scheduling that can generically support different types and classes of space mission operations. The goal of the APSI is twofold: (1)~creating a software framework to improve the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of mission planning support tool

Amedeo Cesta; Simone Fratini; Alessandro Donati; Henrique Oliveira; Nicola Policella

2009-01-01

400

An Object-Oriented Approach to Software Configuration Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Software configuration management is the discipline of managing the evolution of complex software systems. Such systems consist\\u000a of a large number of components which may have many versions. The software components belong to various categories e.g. requirements\\u000a specifications, design specifications, source code modules, object code modules, test plans, test data etc. Current software\\u000a configuration management systems handle only a limited

J. Psaromiligos; E. Skordalakis

401

Software Functional Size: For Cost Estimation and More  

Microsoft Academic Search

Determining software characteristics that will effectively support project planning, execution, monitoring and closure remains\\u000a to be one of the prevalent challenges software project managers face. Functional size measures were introduced to quantify\\u000a one of the primary characteristics of software. Although functional size measurement methods have not been without criticisms,\\u000a they have significant promises for software project management. In this paper,

Baris Ozkan; Oktay Turetken; Onur Demirors

2008-01-01

402

Software quality assurance plan for viscometer  

Microsoft Academic Search

The in situ viscometer is a portable instrument designed to raise and lower a sphere (rheometer ball) through layers of tank waste material while recording ball position, velocity, and cable tension. In the field, the viscometer attaches to a decontamination spool piece which in turn is designed to attach to any 4-inch, 150-pound flange (typical of many available tank risers).

Gimera

1994-01-01

403

POLITICAL INDIVIDUALIZATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, the authors define political individualization as a form of networked individualism. This process consists of two components: social individualization and political networking. Social individualization means that people are becoming less strongly connected to traditional communities and experiencing highly differentiated sociability. Political networking refers to the shift from stable connections to formal political movements to dynamic connections to

Davide Calenda; Albert Meijer

2011-01-01

404

Supporting Expertise Communication in Developer-Centered Collaborative Software Development Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Looking at software development as a collective knowledge activity has changed the view of the role of communication in software development from something to be eliminated to something to be nurtured. Developer-centereddeveloper-centered collaborative software development environments (CSDEs) should facilitate software development in such a way, as individual software developers collaboratively develop information artifacts through social interactions. In this chapter, we

Kumiyo Nakakoji; Yunwen Ye; Yasuhiro Yamamoto

2010-01-01

405

Simultaneous optimization of sequential IMRT plans.  

PubMed

Radiotherapy often comprises two phases, in which irradiation of a volume at risk for microscopic disease is followed by a sequential dose escalation to a smaller volume either at a higher risk for microscopic disease or containing only gross disease. This technique is difficult to implement with intensity modulated radiotherapy, as the tolerance doses of critical structures must be respected over the sum of the two plans. Techniques that include an integrated boost have been proposed to address this problem. However, clinical experience with such techniques is limited, and many clinicians are uncomfortable prescribing nonconventional fractionation schemes. To solve this problem, we developed an optimization technique that simultaneously generates sequential initial and boost IMRT plans. We have developed an optimization tool that uses a commercial treatment planning system (TPS) and a high level programming language for technical computing. The tool uses the TPS to calculate the dose deposition coefficients (DDCs) for optimization. The DDCs were imported into external software and the treatment ports duplicated to create the boost plan. The initial, boost, and tolerance doses were specified and used to construct cost functions. The initial and boost plans were optimized simultaneously using a gradient search technique. Following optimization, the fluence maps were exported to the TPS for dose calculation. Seven patients treated using sequential techniques were selected from our clinical database. The initial and boost plans used to treat these patients were developed independently of each other by dividing the tolerance doses proportionally between the initial and boost plans and then iteratively optimizing the plans until a summation that met the treatment goals was obtained. We used the simultaneous optimization technique to generate plans that met the original planning goals. The coverage of the initial and boost target volumes in the simultaneously optimized plans was equivalent to the independently optimized plans actually used for treatment. Tolerance doses of the critical structures were respected for the plan sum; however, the dose to critical structures for the individual initial and boost plans was different between the simultaneously optimized and the independently optimized plans. In conclusion, we have demonstrated a method for optimization of initial and boost plans that treat volume reductions using the same dose per fraction. The method is efficient, as it avoids the iterative approach necessitated by currently available TPSs, and is generalizable to more than two treatment phases. Comparison with clinical plans developed independently suggests that current manual techniques for planning sequential treatments may be suboptimal. PMID:16370415

Popple, Richard A; Prellop, Perri B; Spencer, Sharon A; De Los Santos, Jennifer F; Duan, Jun; Fiveash, John B; Brezovich, Ivan A

2005-11-01

406

Agile Software Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many software development firms are now adopting the agile software development method. This method involves the customer at every level of software development, thus reducing the impact of change in the requirement at a later stage. In this article, the principles of the agile method for software development are explored and there is a focus on…

Biju, Soly Mathew

2008-01-01

407

Image Processing Software  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ABSTRACT: A brief description of astronomical image software is presented. This software was developed in a Digital Micro Vax II Computer System. : St presenta una somera descripci6n del software para procesamiento de imagenes. Este software fue desarrollado en un equipo Digital Micro Vax II. : DATA ANALYSIS - IMAGE PROCESSING

Bosio, M. A.

1990-11-01

408

Challenges in Software Evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's information technology society increas- ingly relies on software at all levels. Nevertheless, software quality generally continues to fall short of expectations, and software systems continue to suffer from symptoms of aging as they are adapted to chang- ing requirements and environments. The only way to overcome or avoid the negative effects of software ag- ing is by placing change

Tom Mens; Michel Wermelinger; Stéphane Ducasse; Serge Demeyer; Robert Hirschfeld; Mehdi Jazayeri

2005-01-01

409

End User Software Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, researchers have been working to bring the benefits of rigorous software engineering meth- odologies to end users who find themselves in pro- gramming situations, to try to make their software more reliable. End users create software whenever they write, for instance, educational simulations, spreadsheets, or dynamic e-business web applica- tions. Unfortunately, errors are pervasive in end- user software, and

Andrew J. Ko

410

Software distribution using xnetlib  

SciTech Connect

Xnetlib is a new tool for software distribution. Whereas its predecessor netlib uses e-mail as the user interface to its large collection of public-domain mathematical software, xnetlib uses an X Window interface and socket-based communication. Xnetlib makes it easy to search through a large distributed collection of software and to retrieve requested software in seconds.

Dongarra, J.J. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (US). Dept. of Computer Science]|[Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US); Rowan, T.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US); Wade, R.C. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (US). Dept. of Computer Science

1993-06-01

411

Engineering Secure Software Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Is there such a thing anymore as a software system that doesn't need to be secure? Almost every software- controlled system faces threats from potential adversaries, from Internet-aware client applications running on PCs, to complex telecommunications and power systems accessible over the Internet, to commodity software with copy protec- tion mechanisms. Software engineers must be cognizant of these threats and

Premkumar T. Devanbu; Stuart G. Stubblebine

412

Software Metrics: A Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software metrics were defined to be a method to quantify attributes in software processes, products and projects. The software metrics area has a lack of reports about metrics usage and real applicability of those metrics. In this sense, the main goal of this paper is briefing review research in software metrics regarding source code in order to guide our researc

Aline Lopes Timóteo; Alexandre Álvaro; Eduardo Santana de Almeida; Silvio Romero

413

Software process: a roadmap  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software process research deals with the methods and technologies used to assess, support, and improve software development activities. The field has grown up during the 80s to address the increasing complexity and criticality of software development activities. This paper aims to briefly present the history and achievements of software process research, some critical evaluation of the results produced so far,

Alfonso Fuggetta

2000-01-01

414

Software metrics: roadmap  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software metrics as a subject area is over 30 years old, but it has barely penetrated into mainstream software engineering. A key reason for this is that most software metrics activities have not addressed their most important requirement: to provide information to support quantitative managerial decision-making during the software lifecycle. Good support for decision-making implies support for risk assessment and

Norman E. Fenton; Martin Neil

2000-01-01

415

Software distribution using Xnetlib  

Microsoft Academic Search

Xnetlib is a new tool for software distribution. Whereas its predecessor netlib uses email as the user interface to its large collection of public-domain mathematical software, Xnetlib uses an X Window interface and socket-based communication. Xnetlib makes it easy to search through a large distributed collection of software and to retrieve requested software in seconds.

Jack Dongarra; Tom Rowan; Reed Wade

1995-01-01

416

Software Cost Estimation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software cost estimation is the process of predicting the effort required to develop a software system. Many estimation models have been proposed over the last 30 years. This paper provides a general overview of software cost estimation methods including the recent advances in the field. As a number of these models rely on a software size estimate as input, we

Hareton Leung

417

Language Based Software Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Techniques for developing reliable, error free (and these days also secure) software have been a subject of research for a long time. A number of software engineering frameworks have been proposed, from the waterfall model [1] to aspect oriented frameworks [2]. In this short paper we present a language-based framework for software engineering [10]. In the language-based software engineering framework

Gopal Gupta

418

Federal microcomputer software for urban hydrology  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, availability, and general use of selected urban hydrology microcomputer software developed by: U.S. Soil Conservation Service (SCS); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The discussion is limited to software used for design and planning for urban stormwater flows.

Jennings, Marshall, E.; Smith, Roger, H.; Jennings, Ross, B.

1988-01-01

419

Evaluation of two Dietetics-software programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Dietetics-software is used in many different cases (i.e. diet-planning and prescription, food analysis for several nutrients etc) and fields (i.e. hospitals, health centers, offices of dieticians, university classes, gyms, restaurants etc), by different users (i.e. doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, university teachers, athletic trainers, students etc). Each Dietetics-software fulfills concrete functional specifications that concern its input and output. The purpose of

K. Androulaki; P. Dimitropoulakis; M. Maraki; A. Markaki; G. A. Fragkiadakis

420

Shared Mental Models among Open Source Software Developers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Shared understandings are important for software development as they guide to effective individual contri- butions to, and coordination of, the software development process. In this paper, we present the results of a prelimi- nary analysis on shared mental models within Free\\/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) development teams. Based on structuration theory and by adopting cognitive mapping and process analysis, we

Barbara Scozzi; Kevin Crowston; U. Yeliz Eseryel; Qing Li

2008-01-01

421

Hardware-Assisted Software Clock Synchronization for Homogeneous Distributed Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstmct- Clock synchronization in the presence of faults has been studied extensively in recent years and several software and hardware solutions have been proposed. Software solutions re- quire nodes to exchange and adjust their individual clock values periodically. Since the clock values are exchanged via message passing, the time overhead induced by the software solutions can be substantial, especially if

Parameswaran Ramanathan; Dilip D. Kandlur; Kang G. Shin

1990-01-01

422

Concept, Implementation and Evaluation of a Web-Based Software Cockpit  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software cockpits (software project control centers) provide systematic support for monitoring and controlling the activities in a software development project. Important aspects are to track progress, to visualize team performance, and to provide feedback about the quality of delivered results. Therefore, software cockpits integrate and visualize data from various data sources such as project plans, requirement management, version control, as

R. Ramler; Wolfgang Beer; Claus Klammer; K. Wolfmaier; S. Larndorfer

2010-01-01

423

Software Project Activity Network for Managing the Development and Testing Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The software project activity network (SPAN), similar to a PERT network, is developed for the effective and correct management of the software development and testing process. The software project activity network follows naturally from the structural dependency properties of the system under development and the strategy and plan for its testing and integration. The software project activity network supports development

Kurt M. Gutzmann; David L. Remkes; Jeffrey L. Ragsdale

1991-01-01

424

Optimal testing resource allocation for modular software considering imperfect debugging and change point using genetic algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Optimal decision making is of utmost importance for planning, controlling, and working of any industry. One of the fields where mathematical modeling and optimization have been vastly applied is software reliability, which is the most significant quality metric for commercial software. Such softwares are generally modular in structure. Testing provides a mathematical measure of software reliability and is a process

Anu G. Aggarwal; Gurjeet Kaur; P. K. Kapur

2010-01-01

425

Investments in reusable software. A study of software reuse investment success factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research supports the thesis that there is a set of success factors which are common across organizations and have some predictability relationships to software reuse. For completeness, this research also investigated to see if software reuse had a predictive relationship to productivity and quality. The individual success factors were grouped into the following categories: management commitment, investment strategy, business

David C. Rine; Robert M. Sonnemann

1998-01-01

426

Knowledge Based Software Engineering for Software Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information revolution means that the software such as MIS developed by software engineers must be capable of rapid adaptation to constantly changing circumstances and demands in order to remain capable of effectively fulfilling their missions. The key to achieve these goals is to maintain an update understanding of the workers ' requirements, how well these are currently met, and how

LI Yue-xin

427

Symbolic model checking of software product lines  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the problem of model checking software product line (SPL) behaviours against temporal properties. This is more dicult than for single systems because an SPL with n features yields up to 2 n individual systems to verify. As each individual verification suers from state explosion, it is crucial to propose ecient formalisms and heuristics. We recently proposed featured transition

Andreas Classen; Patrick Heymans; Pierre-Yves Schobbens; Axel Legay

2011-01-01

428

Software engineering practices for the EGO Virgo project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Virgo Gravitational Waves Detector has recently entered its commissioning phase. An important element in this phase is the application of Software Engineering (SE) practices to the Control and Data Analysis Software. This article focus on the experience in applying those SE practices as a simple but effective set of standards and tools. The main areas covered are software configuration management, problem reporting, integration planning, software testing and systems performance monitoring. Key elements of Software Configuration Management (SCM) are source code control allowing checkin/checkout of sources from a software archive combined with a backup plan. The tool SCVS developed on top of CVS in order to provide an easier and more structured use mode is supporting this. Tracking bugs and modifications is a necessary complement of SCM. A central database with email and web interface to submit, query and modify Software Problem Reports (SPR) has been implemented on top of the WREQ tool. Integrating software components that were not designed with integration in mind is one of the major problems in software development. An explicit Integration Plan is therefore absolutely essential. We are currently implementing a slow upgrade cycle Common Software Releases management as structured integration plan. Software Testing must be closely integrated with development and to the most feasible extent automatic. With the use of the automated test tool tat, the developer can incrementally build a unit/regression test suite that will help measure progress, spot unintended side effects, and focus the development efforts. One of the characteristics of large and complex projects, like Virgo, is the difficulty in understanding how well the different subsystems are performing and then plan for changes. In order to support System Performance Monitoring the tool Big Brother has been adopted to make it possible to trace the reliability of the different subsystems and thus providing essential information for software improvements.

Carbognani, Franco; de Wet, Jacques

2004-09-01

429

Architecture of the software for LAMOST fiber positioning subsystem  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The architecture of the software which controls the LAMOST fiber positioning sub-system is described. The software is composed of two parts as follows: a main control program in a computer and a unit controller program in a MCS51 single chip microcomputer ROM. And the function of the software includes: Client/Server model establishment, observation planning, collision handling, data transmission, pulse generation, CCD control, image capture and processing, and data analysis etc. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which different parts of the software can communicate. Also software techniques for multi threads, SOCKET programming, Microsoft Windows message response, and serial communications are discussed.

Peng, Xiaobo; Xing, Xiaozheng; Hu, Hongzhuan; Zhai, Chao; Li, Weimin

2004-09-01

430

Interactively exploring optimized treatment plans  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: A new paradigm for treatment planning is proposed that embodies the concept of interactively exploring the space of optimized plans. In this approach, treatment planning ignores the details of individual plans and instead presents the physician with clinical summaries of sets of solutions to well-defined clinical goals in which every solution has been optimized in advance by computer algorithms. Methods and materials: Before interactive planning, sets of optimized plans are created for a variety of treatment delivery options and critical structure dose-volume constraints. Then, the dose-volume parameters of the optimized plans are fit to linear functions. These linear functions are used to show in real time how the target dose-volume histogram (DVH) changes as the DVHs of the critical structures are changed interactively. A bitmap of the space of optimized plans is used to restrict the feasible solutions. The physician selects the critical structure dose-volume constraints that give the desired dose to the planning target volume (PTV) and then those constraints are used to create the corresponding optimized plan. Results: The method is demonstrated using prototype software, Treatment Plan Explorer (TPEx), and a clinical example of a patient with a tumor in the right lung. For this example, the delivery options included 4 open beams, 12 open beams, 4 wedged beams, and 12 wedged beams. Beam directions and relative weights were optimized for a range of critical structure dose-volume constraints for the lungs and esophagus. Cord dose was restricted to 45 Gy. Using the interactive interface, the physician explored how the tumor dose changed as critical structure dose-volume constraints were tightened or relaxed and selected the best compromise for each delivery option. The corresponding treatment plans were calculated and compared with the linear parameterization presented to the physician in TPEx. The linear fits were best for the maximum PTV dose and worst for the minimum PTV dose. Based on the root-mean-square error between the fit values and their corresponding data values, the linear fit appears to be adequate, although higher order polynomials could give better results. Some of the variance in fit is due to the stochastic nature of the simulated annealing optimization algorithm, which does not reproduce the exact same results in repetitions of the same calculation. Using a directed search algorithm for plan optimization should produce better parameter fits and, therefore, better predictions of plan characteristics by TPEx. Conclusions: Using TPEx, the physician can easily select the optimum plan for a patient, with no imposed arbitrary definition of the 'best' plan. More importantly, the physician can readily see what can be achieved for the patient with a given delivery technique. There is no more uncertainty about whether or not a better plan exists. By comparing the 'best' plans for different delivery options (e.g., three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy versus intensity-modulated radiation therapy), the physician can gauge the clinical benefits of greater technical complexity. However, before the TPEx process can be clinical useful, faster computers and/or algorithms are needed and more studies are needed to better model the spaces of optimized solutions.

Rosen, Isaac [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)]. E-mail: irosen@mdanderson.org; Liu, H. Helen [Department ofRadiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Childress, Nathan [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Liao Zhongxing [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

2005-02-01

431

NCAR Software Catalog.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An extensive collection of library software is available for use on the Scientific Computing Division (SCD) computers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and is cataloged in the document. The NCAR Software Catalog is intended to assist...

R. Rew D. Valent H. A. Passi G. Caldwell

1986-01-01

432

Cardiovascular Software Directory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Directory compiled by the Computer Applications Committee of the American College of Cardiology(ACC), is the first edition of a source of information of software for cardiovascular medicine. The scope of the Directory is broad, including software repr...

1988-01-01

433

Maintenance simulation: Software issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The maintenance of a distributed software system in a production environment involves: (1) maintaining software integrity, (2) maintaining and database integrity, (3) adding new features, and (4) adding new systems. These issues will be discussed in gener...

C. H. Luk M. A. Jette

1995-01-01

434

Bragg Grating Simulation Software.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document is a user manual for a software application that predicts the complex reflection spectrum of fibre Bragg gratings, given user defined input parameters. The software is designed primarily to complement the joint DSTO/ Swinburne grating writin...

C. Brooks C. Davis

2008-01-01

435

Software Risk Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although software risk management is not yet a fully articulated discipline, its contributions to date have helped many software projects avoid devastating pitfalls and reach successful conclusions. The techniques of risk assessment and risk control outlined here stimulate a \\

Barry W. Boehm

1989-01-01

436

Analytic Software - SEER Resources  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Search Home About SEER Cancer Statistics Datasets & Software Publications Information for Cancer Registrars Datasets & Software Datasets SEER Data 1973-2010 Accessing the Data Access Options Submit Request for the Data SEER*Stat

437

Experimentation in Software Engineering.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Experimentation in software engineering supports the advancement of the field through an iterative learning process. In this paper we present a framework for analyzing most of the experimental work performed in software engineering over the past several y...

D. H. Hutchens R. W. Selby V. R. Basili

1985-01-01

438

Software complexity measurement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inappropriate use of software complexity measures can have large, damaging effects by rewarding poor programming practices and demoralizing good programmers. Software complexity measures must be critically evaluated to determine the ways in which they can best be used.

Joseph P. Kearney; Robert L. Sedlmeyer; William B. Thompson; Michael A. Gray; Michael A. Adler

1986-01-01

439

Commercial Data Mining Software  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter discusses selected commercial software for data mining, supercomputing data mining, text mining, and web mining. The selected software are compared with their features and also applied to available data sets. The software for data mining are SAS Enterprise Miner, Megaputer PolyAnalyst 5.0, PASW (formerly SPSS Clementine), IBM Intelligent Miner, and BioDiscovery GeneSight. The software for supercomputing are Avizo by Visualization Science Group and JMP Genomics from SAS Institute. The software for text mining are SAS Text Miner and Megaputer PolyAnalyst 5.0. The software for web mining are Megaputer PolyAnalyst and SPSS Clementine . Background on related literature and software are presented. Screen shots of each of the selected software are presented, as are conclusions and future directions.

Zhang, Qingyu; Segall, Richard S.

440

Astronomical Software Directory Service.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

With the support of NASA's Astrophysics Data Program (NRA 92-OSSA-15), we have developed the Astronomical Software Directory Service (ASDS): a distributed, searchable, WWW-based database of software packages and their related documentation. ASDS provides ...

R. J. Hanisch H. Payne J. Hayes

1997-01-01

441

Software engineering education: a roadmap  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software's increasingly critical role in systems of widespread significance presents new challenges for the education of software engineers. Not only is our dependence on software increasing, but the character of software production is itself changing - and with it the demands on the software developers. Four challenges for educators of software developers help identify aspirations for software engineering education.

Mary Shaw

2000-01-01

442

Software's Invisible Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software is deterministic. Given a starting state and a fixed series of inputs, software will produce the exact same output every single time those inputs are applied. In fact, many of the technologies we apply during development (reviews, formal proofs, testing, and so forth) rely on this determinism; they would not work otherwise. But if software is deterministic, why do

James A. Whittaker

2001-01-01

443

Introduction to Software Quality.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is an introduction to the concepts which must be understood and the issues which must be resolved in order to produce quality software. Quality software is defined. Motivation for studying software quality, in the form of examples of past soft...

B. K. Venkataraman W. A. Ward

1999-01-01

444

Are software failures chaotic?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on an experimental investigation of software reliability data. Our hypothesis in this investigation is that software failures are the result of a fundamentally deterministic process, rather than being realizations of a stochastic process as is commonly assumed. Using the techniques of nonlinear time series analysis, we examine three software reliability datasets for the signatures of deterministic, and possibly

Scott Dick; Cindy Bethel; Abraham Kandel

2002-01-01

445

Postmodern Software Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we look at software development and its crises as a cultural phenomenon, and consider the relationship of these 'crises' to that general cultural movement termed 'postmodernism'. We explore the modernist roots of software development, the ways in which this influence permits certain aspects of software development and inhibits others, and the ways in which the notion of

Hugh Robinson; Patrick A. V. Hall; Fiona Hovenden; Janet Rachel

1998-01-01

446

SPEAR 3 Commissioning Software  

SciTech Connect

The short SPEAR 3 startup time required precommissioned software for machine setup, beam measurements and data analysis. To accomplish this goal, we used Matlab with the Accelerator Toolbox (AT), the Channel Access Toolbox (MCA) and Middle Layer software to integrate code and streamline production. This paper outlines the software architecture, describes the Middle Layer component and provides examples from SPEAR 3 commissioning.

Corbett, W.J.; Portmann, G.J.; Safranek, J.A.; Terebilo, A.; /SLAC, SSRL

2005-05-09

447

YARN: Animating Software Evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

A problem that faces the study of software evolution is how to explore the aggregated and cumulative effects of changes that occur within a software system over time. In this paper we describe an approach to modeling, extracting, and animating the architectural evolution of a software sys- tem. We have built a prototype tool called YARN (Yet An- other Reverse-engineering

Abram Hindle; Zhen Ming Jiang; Walid Koleilat; Michael W. Godfrey; Richard C. Holt

2007-01-01

448

Software Requirements Prioritizing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of candidate software requirements can vary by orders of magnitude, yet most software providers do not have accurate and efficient means for selecting among them. The paper describes a case study at Ericsson Radio Systems AB of two techniques for software requirements prioritizing as a means for determining the importance of candidate requirements, a pairwise comparison technique and

Joachim Karlsson

1996-01-01

449

Focus: Software Secrets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A controversy has arisen as to whether instrument vendors are providing sufficient information about instrument-associated software to permit users to understand invisible data transformations going on inside of the equipment. Topics addressed include software protection, user modifications, and publishing software. (Author/JN)|

Borman, Stuart A.

1983-01-01

450

Star Wars software debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

David L. Parnas, Landsdowne Professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria resigned from the SDI Organization's Panel on Computing in Support of Battle Management on June 28, 1985. Parnas, with 20 years of research on software engineering plus 8 years of work on military aircraft real-time software, says the software portion of SDI cannot be built error-free and

1986-01-01

451

Software controlled power management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reducing power consumption is critical in many sys- tem designs. Dynamic power management is an effec- tive approach to decrease power without significantly degrading performance. Power management decisions can be implemented in either hardware or software. A recent trend on personal computers is to use software to change hardware power states. This paper presents a software architecture that allows system

Yung-Hsiang Lu; Tajana Šimuni?; Giovanni De Micheli

1999-01-01

452

Software Overview Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is a software overview manual for several software packages developed as part of the COMSYS computer teleconference system, an LSI-11 based communications system. The packages were intended to be general-purpose software, for use in other LSI-11 base...

R. Allen

1980-01-01

453

Aesthetics in Software Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report discusses the important role that aesthetics may play in software engineering. We begin with an exploration of the practical importance of ele- gance for both the designers and users of software systems, and argue that it pro- motes software that is technically superior and a pleasure to use. Second, be- cause of the abstract and formal character of

Bruce J. MacLennan

454

Engineering Automotive Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

The amount of software in cars grows exponentially. Driving forces of this development are the availability of cheaper and more powerful hardware, as well as the demand for innovation through new functionality. The rapidly growing significance of software and software-based functionality is at the root of various challenges in the automotive industries. These concern their organization, definition of key competencies,

Manfred Broy; Ingolf H. Kruger; Alexander Pretschner; Christian Salzmann

2007-01-01

455

Physics Academic Software  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Physics Academic Software (PAS) is a software publishing project of the American Institute of Physics in cooperation with the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers. PAS programs are designed and targeted for professionals, teachers, and students from high school to graduate school. All software is peer reviewed for excellence and tested for accuracy, compatibility, and ease of use.

Software, Physics A.

2003-10-10

456

Individual Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Paper presented at the 66th Convention of the International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers, October 20, 1980, Baltimore, Maryland, describes individual education based on the principles of Alfred Adler. Defines six advantages of individual education, emphasizing student responsibility, mutual respect, and allowing students to progress at…

Corsini, Raymond

1981-01-01

457

Planning for a Centennial.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of planning for college and university centennial celebrations, or other milestone anniversaries, looks at reasons for creating a major event; objectives of early planning sessions; considerations in event design; scope and budget; use of consultants; appointment of an archivist; individual event planning; and fitting events to the…

Sureck, Nancy

1994-01-01

458

Tech Trek: Software that makes the grade  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As you make plans for the upcoming school year, consider reviewing one of the many gradebook software packages that are available for organizing and computing your classroom grades. Many different packages are available (see Figure 1) which range in price from free to over $100. This article discusses some of the most popular options.

Christmann, Edwin P.

2004-07-01

459

SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Oversight  

Microsoft Academic Search

The software quality assurance oversight consists of updating and maintaining revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 quality assurance program documentation and of monitoring revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 source code. This report summarizes the oversight efforts through description of the revision control system (RCS) setup, operation and contents. Documents maintained under revision control include the Acceptance Test Plan (ATP),

Kurt G. Vedros

2011-01-01

460

The Facilities Management Software Top 10 List.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides decision-making tips when selecting facilities management software for colleges and universities. It advises to get a program that fits a prepared plan, pay attention to user friendliness, negotiate for changes and modifications in the vendor contract, test run the program before buying it, and determine a vendor's service level…

Milshtein, Amy

1998-01-01

461

Monotone piecewise cubic interpolation: algorithms and software  

SciTech Connect

An idea due to J. Butland (Computer Graphics 80, Online Public., Ltd., 1980, 409-422) leads to an improved algorithm for piecewise monotonic piecewise cubic interpolation. The modifications to the algorithm published (Siam J. Numer. Anal. 17, 2 (April 1980), 238-246) and plans for software implementing the new algorithm are described. 4 figures.

Fritsch, F.N.; Carlson, R.E.

1980-11-01

462

The Processes Involved in Designing Software.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A design task involves a complex set of processes. Starting from a global statement of the problem, a designer must develop a precise plan for a solution that can be realized in some concrete way. Software design, which is investigated in this paper, is t...

M. E. Atwood R. Jeffries A. A. Turner P. G. Polson

1980-01-01

463

Adaptation and Generalisation in Software Product Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: This chapter presents a case study in software product development in a company that develops and sells project-planning tools for the oil and gas industry and provides consultancy services, training and support in using these tools. We were invited into the company to give advice on their knowledge management practices for customer relations. The rationale for the invitation and

Anders I. Mørch; Kathrine A. Nygård; Sten R. Ludvigsen

464

Software radio issues in cellular base stations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of the “software radio” concept in cellular applications is a topic of widespread interest. Two key issues in the implementation of software radios are the development of optimal receivers that require the minimum number of bits in the wide-band analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and efficient channelizers that extract individual channels from the digitized wide-band signal. In this paper, both

Kambiz C. Zangi; R. David Koilpillai

1999-01-01

465

Multimedia Software to Help Caregivers Cope  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThis report describes the design and evaluation of a software application to help carers cope when faced with caring problems and emergencies.DesignThe design process involved users at each stage to ensure the content of the software application was appropriate, and the research team carefully considered the requirements of disabled and elderly users.MeasurementsFocus group discussions and individual interviews were conducted in

MARY G. CHAMBERS; Samantha L Connor; Mary McGonigle; Mike G Diver

2003-01-01

466

Log sampling methods and software for stand and landscape ...  

Treesearch

Nov 16, 2010 ... Description: We describe methods for efficient, accurate sampling of logs at ... that have low log abundance compared to values in a land management plan. ... Analysis of log data requires SnagPRO, a user-friendly software ...

467

Developing Software Forensics Standards for Collaborative eLearning Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A collaborative eLearning system is an extremelycomplex one and planning an effective e-infrastructure. requires sound measures to ensureits integrity and security. This article attempts to address the issueof developing software forensics standards for

Kanaan A. FAISAL

2003-01-01

468

48 CFR 2807.105 - Contents of written acquisition plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Contents of written acquisition plans. 2807.105 Section 2807...ACQUISITION PLANNING Acquisition Plans 2807.105 Contents of written acquisition plans. (a) HCAs shall prescribe...the individual acquisition (sample acquisition planning...

2011-10-01

469

48 CFR 2807.105 - Contents of written acquisition plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Contents of written acquisition plans. 2807.105 Section 2807...ACQUISITION PLANNING Acquisition Plans 2807.105 Contents of written acquisition plans. (a) HCAs shall prescribe...the individual acquisition (sample acquisition planning...

2012-10-01

470

The K-12 Software Industry: Where's It Going?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses present and future developments in the educational software industry for elementary and secondary schools. Topics discussed include problems with making software work on a variety of hardware; planning future development; the widespread use of Apple computers; MS-DOS machines; computer networks; and multimedia. (LRW)|

Bruder, Isabelle; Chaffin, Ellen

1989-01-01

471

Tropos: An Agent-Oriented Software Development Methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our goal in this paper is to introduce and motivate a methodology, called Tropos,1 for building agent oriented software systems. Tropos is based on two key ideas. First, the notion of agent and all related mentalistic notions (for instance goals and plans) are used in all phases of software development, from early analysis down to the actual implementation. Second, Tropos

Paolo Bresciani; Anna Perini; Paolo Giorgini; Fausto Giunchiglia; John Mylopoulos

2004-01-01

472

COLLAGEN: A Collaboration Manager for Software Interface Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have implemented an application-independent collaboration manager, called Collagen, based on the SharedPlan theory of discourse, and used it to build a software interface agent for a simple air travel application. The software agent provides intelligent, mixed initiative assistance without requiring natural language understanding. A key benefit of the collaboration manager is the automatic construction of an interaction history which

Charles Rich; Candace L. Sidner

1998-01-01

473

An architecture-based approach to self-adaptive software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Self-adaptive software requires high dependability robustness, adaptability, and availability. The article describes an infrastructure supporting two simultaneous processes in self-adaptive software: system evolution, the consistent application of change over time, and system adaptation, the cycle of detecting changing circumstances and planning and deploying responsive modifications

P. Oreizy; M. M. Gorlick; R. N. Taylor; D. Heimhigner; G. Johnson; N. Medvidovic; A. Quilici; D. S. Rosenblum; A. L. Wolf

1999-01-01

474

Software and Systems Engineering Process Improvement at Oerlikon Aerospace  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to reduce cycle time, increase customer satisfaction and lower costs, Oerlikon Aerospace has initiated, three years ago, a project to define and implement software and systems engineering processes. The initiative started by performing a formal assessment of current software engineering practices. An action plan was developed and multi-functional working groups were tasked to define and facilitate the implementation

Claude Y. Laporte; Nicola R. Papiccio

475

Estimating software maintenance effort: a neural network approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software maintenance forms an essential component of software development. Its planning includes estimation of maintenance effort, duration, personnel and costs. Adequate information regarding size, complexity and maintainability is however often unavailable. In the present work, a Neural Network (NN) based effort estimator is developed using Matlab. A feed forward back- propagation NN employing Bayesian regularization training is selected and trained

Ruchi Shukla; Arun Kumar Misra

2008-01-01

476

Software release management for component-based software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software release management is the process through which software is made available to and obtained by its users. Until now, this process has been relatively straightforward. However, the emergence of component-based software is com- plicating software release management. Increasingly, software is constructed via the assembly of pre-existing, independently produced, and independently released components. Both developers and users of such software

André Van Der Hoek; Alexander L. Wolf

2003-01-01

477

Software qualification of selected TOUGH2 modules  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this package of reports is to provide all software baseline documents necessary for the software qualification of the single-phase Gas (EOS1G), Effective Continuum Method (ECM), Saturated/Unsaturated Flow (EOS9), and Radionuclide Transport (T2R3D) modules of TOUGH2, a numerical simulation code for multi-dimensional coupled fluid and heat flow of multiphase, multicomponent fluid mixtures in porous and fractured media. This report contains the following sections: (1) Requirements Specification, (2) Design Description, (3) Software Validation Test Plan and Report, (4) Software User Documentation, and (5) Appendices. These sections comprise sequential parts of the Software Life Cycle, and are not intended to stand alone but should be used in conjunction with the TOUGH User`s Guide (Pruess, 1987), TOUGH2--A General Purpose Numerical Simulator for Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow (Pruess, 1991), and the above-referenced TOUGH2 software qualification document. The qualification package is complete with the attached Software Identification Form and executable source code for the single-phase Gas, Effective Continuum method, Saturated/Unsaturated Flow, and Radionuclide Transport modules of TOUGH2.

Wu, Y.S.; Ahlers, C.F.; Fraser, P.; Simmons, A.; Pruess, K.

1996-10-01

478

Wavefront control testbed integrated software system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Wavefront Control Testbed (WCT) is used to demonstrate the wavefront sensing and control algorithms and procedures that will be used on the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST). The Segmented Telescope Control Software, written in MATLAB®, is the primary development and operational tool used. The software has an extensive graphical user interface that allows the user to interact with the hardware and algorithms. A variety of additional software programs support the Segmented Telescope Control Software (STCS). Various hardware control software interacts with MATLAB via TCP/IP connections. When access to the hardware is unnecessary or undesirable, we can access the model server that simulates the system. A stand-alone safety monitoring LabVIEW program alerts technicians if a hardware failure occurs. A C program gives the operator a graphical way of monitoring the network connections to the various systems. An Interactive Data Language (IDL) data archiving routine creates a database to monitor and maintain the testbed data and executes the MATLAB to Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) translator. Additionally we have implemented a web-based bug tracking and plan to add experiment scheduling and a document archive. Due to the nature of the testbed, these software programs are constantly evolving, causing a variety of challenges over the years. This poster will describe these software elements and the issues that have arisen trying to use them together.

Burns, Laura A.; Basinger, Scott A.; Beck, Terrence L.; Deering, Jennifer; Tonnu, Daoanh; Lindler, Don J.; Lowman, Andrew E.; Morris, Robert; Ohara, Catherine M.; Petrone, Peter, III; Redding, David C.; Schott, Jeff; Stoner, Sara M.; Wheeler, J. Ladd

2003-03-01

479

A Decision-support Framework for Component Reuse and Maintenance in Software Project Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

In software engineering, a piece of software is assembled from components or modules and these components in turn can be recursively made up from smaller subcomponents. The management of a software project involves tracking the development and maintenance of the individual components. Though tools exist to track component dependencies and historical changes, the key software management hurdle is the manual

Biplav Srivastava

2004-01-01

480

An Overview of Software Cybernetics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software cybernetics explores the interplay between software and control and is motivated by the fundamental question whether or not and how software behavior can be controlled. In this paper we formulate the underlying motivations and ideas of software cybernetics and review various existing research topics in this emerging area, including feedback mechanisms in software processes, bisimulation and controllability, adaptive software,

Kai-yuan Cai; João W. Cangussu; Raymond A. Decarlo; Aditya P. Mathur

2003-01-01

481

Secure software distribution system  

SciTech Connect

Authenticating and upgrading system software plays a critical role in information security, yet practical tools for assessing and installing software are lacking in today`s marketplace. The Secure Software Distribution System (SSDS) will provide automated analysis, notification, distribution, and installation of security patches and related software to network-based computer systems in a vendor-independent fashion. SSDS will assist with the authentication of software by comparing the system`s objects with the patch`s objects. SSDS will monitor vendor`s patch sites to determine when new patches are released and will upgrade system software on target systems automatically. This paper describes the design of SSDS. Motivations behind the project, the advantages of SSDS over existing tools as well as the current status of the project are also discussed. 2 figs.

Bartoletti, T.; Dobbs, L.A.; Kelley, M.

1997-02-01

482

Gammasphere software development  

SciTech Connect

Activities of the nuclear physics group are described. Progress was made in organizing the Gammasphere Software Working Group, establishing a nuclear computing facility, participating in software development at Lawrence Berkeley, developing a common data file format, and adapting the ORNL UPAK software to run at Gammasphere. A universal histogram object was developed that defines a file format and provides for an objective-oriented programming model. An automated liquid nitrogen fill system was developed for Gammasphere (110 Ge detectors comprise the sphere).

Piercey, R.B.

1993-01-01

483

Astronomical Software Directory Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the support of NASA's Astrophysics Data Program (NRA 92-OSSA-15), we have developed the Astronomical Software Directory Service (ASDS): a distributed, searchable, WWW-based database of software packages and their related documentation. ASDS provides integrated access to 56 astronomical software packages, with more than 16,000 URLs indexed for full-text searching. Users are performing about 400 searches per month. A new aspect

Robert J. Hanisch; Harry Payne; Jeffrey Hayes

1997-01-01

484

Using Artificial Intelligence Planning to Generate Antenna Tracking Plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the application of Artificial Intelligence planning techniques to the problem of antenna track plan generation for a NASA Deep Space Communications Station. The described system enables an antenna communications station to automatically respond to a set of tracking goals by correctly configuring the appropriate hardware and software to provide the requested communication services. To perform this task,

Forest Fisher; Tara A. Estlin; Darren Mutz; Steve A. Chien

1999-01-01

485

Software Use Control  

SciTech Connect

The topic of this technical presentation is Use Control Software. The nuclear weapon software design community is being subjected to many surety forces that are stretching the envelope of their designs. Given that software is a critical part of the use control system design, we must work to limit the errors of the software development process. The objective of this paper is to discuss a methodology that the author, as a member of the Security and Use Control Assessment Department, is working on. This is the first introduction of the proposed methodology. Software that is a part of any use control system, subsystem, device, or component is critical to the operation of that apparatus. The software is expected to meet the criteria of modern software quality. In a use control application, meeting the normal quality standards is short of the expectations in meeting the use control obligations. The NWC community expects the use control features of a nuclear weapon to provide assurance that the weapon is protected from unauthorized nuclear detonation. The methodology that the author is proposing will provide a focused scrutiny to software that is used in the hardware of use control systems, subsystems, devices, and components. The methodology proposes further scrutiny of the structure of the software, memory, variables, storage, and control features.

Trussell, F.G.

1994-03-01

486

Regulated Software Application (RSA)  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Regulated Software Application (RSA). Applicant: Community Blood Centers of South Florida. 510(k) number: BK110048. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts

487

Topology and Geometry Software  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Topology and Geometry Software site provides downloads for games and interactive simulations. These help the user to understand finitely infinite systems. Many are available in multiple languages.

Weeks, Jeff

2009-06-15

488

Planning for Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Considers five distinct issues that must be addressed in order to integrate technology into schools and plan for it effectively: infrastructure, including the National Information Infrastructure; professional development for teachers; content and software, including cost effectiveness; equity and access; and financing. (LRW)|

Solomon, Gwen

1995-01-01

489

Control software for OSIRIS: an infrared integral-field spectrograph for the Keck adaptive optics system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

OSIRIS is an infrared integral-field spectrograph built for the Keck AO system. Integral-field spectrographs produce very complicated raw data products, and OSIRIS is no exception. OSIRIS produces frames that contain up to 4096 interleaved spectra. In addition to the IFU capabilities of OSIRIS, the instrument is equipped with a parallel-field imager to monitor current AO conditions by imaging an off-axis star and evaluating its PSF. The design of the OSIRIS software was driven by the complexity of the instrument, switching the focus from simply controlling the instrument components to targeting the acquisition of usable scientific data. OSIRIS software integrates the planning, execution, and reduction of observations. An innovation in the OSIRIS control software is the formulation of observations into 'datasets' rather than individual frames. Datasets are functional groups of frames organized by the needs and capabilities of the data reduction software (DRS). A typical OSIRIS dataset consists of dithered spectral observations, coupled with the associated imaging data from the parallel-field AO PSF imager. A Java-based planning tool enables 'sequences' of datasets to be planned and saved both prior to and during observing sessions. An execution client interprets these XML-based files, configures the hardware servers for both OSIRIS and AO, and executes the observations. The DRS, working on one dataset of raw data at a time, produces science-quality data that is ready for analysis. This methodology should lead to superior observational efficiency, decreased likelihood of observer error, minimized reduction time, and therefore, faster scientific discovery.

Weiss, Jason L.; Barczys, Matthew; Larkin, James E.; Honey, Allan; McElwain, Michael W.; Gasaway, Thomas M.; Krabbe, Alfred

2004-09-01

490

Software architecture for OSIRIS: an infrared integral-field spectrograph for the Keck adaptive optics system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

OSIRIS is an infrared integral-field spectrograph being built for the Keck AO system. OSIRIS presents novel data reduction and user-interaction challenges which are addressed by software being developed for OSIRIS. The complex raw data frames, containing up to 4096 interleaved spectra, are reduced in real-time and meaningfully displayed for quality-of-observation feedback to observers. Following an observing night, data are optimally reduced to science-quality data cubes in a semi-automated fashion. Further, the software must efficiently coordinate OSIRIS' spectroscopic observations with the SHARC off-axis imager and the AO system. To meet these demands, OSIRIS software is comprehensive and integrates the planning, execution, and reduction of observations. Facilitating this architecture is the formulation of observations into 'datasets', rather than into individual frames. Datasets are functional groups of frames organized by the needs and capabilities of the data reduction software (DRS). A typical dataset consists of dithered OSIRIS observations, coupled with associated off-axis AO PSF imagery from SHARC. A Java-based planning tool enables 'sequences' of datasets to be planned and saved both prior to and during observing sessions. An execution client interprets these XML-based files, and configures the hardware servers for OSIRIS, SHARC, and AO before executing the observations. As observations are completed, extensive information about the instrument and observatory are collated in an archival relational database. The DRS then uses information in the database, as well as archived calibration data and SHARC PSF data to produce a final science-quality data product, which may include differential refraction corrections, 3D PSF modeling/deconvolution, and OH-suppression.

Weiss, Jason L.; Barczys, Matthew; Larkin, James E.; LaFreniere, David; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Gasaway, Thomas M.; Krabbe, Alfred

2002-12-01

491

[Individualizing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The individually guided education (IGE) program developed by the Kettering Foundation was implemented in September of 1973 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Junior High School in Woburn, Massachusetts. The components of the program described in this speech include pupil and teacher scheduling, physical layout, pupil selection and adjustment,…

Horrigan, William J.

492

A Revelatory Case Study on Scaling Agile Release Planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

A way to scale up agile release planning to meet the requirements of multi-team agile development is a practice called joint release planning. A software product company piloted the joint release planning method. The aim of the company was to improve coordination of work of multiple agile development teams who develop a large legacy software product. Another aim was to

V. Heikkila?; K. Rautiainen; S. Jansen

2010-01-01

493

The challenge of release planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Size and complexity of today's software products are continuously growing. This has made it increasingly difficult to decide which features shall be implemented in a product's next version. Consequently, release planning, the process of planning for the next release of an evolving product has been recognized as a wicked problem. Existing studies on wicked problems suggest that it would be

Sami Jantunen; Laura Lehtola; Donald C. Gause; U. Rex Dumdum; Raymond J. Barnes

2011-01-01

494

Uniform communications software using TCP/IP  

SciTech Connect

Data acquisition applications at Fermilab require a reliable, distributed communication system for downloading, diagnostics, control, and data distribution. TCP/IP over Ethernet was chosen because of its uniform user interface and commercial availability for a number of processors and operating systems. This paper describes our software and hardware support for TCP/IP on VAX/VMS, VME/pSOS, FASTBUS/pSOS, and Unix systems. It includes plans to provide a portable, hardware independent implementation of TCP/IP based on Berkeley BSD software. 8 refs., 3 figs.

Bernett, M.; Oleynik, G.

1989-05-01

495

Uniform communications software using TCP/IP  

SciTech Connect

Data acquisition applications at Fermilab require a reliable, distributed communication system for downloading, diagnostics, control, and data distribution. TCP/IP over Ethernet was chosen because of its uniform user interface and commercial availability for a number of processors and operating systems. This paper describes the authors software and hardware support for TCP/IP on VAX/VMS, VME/rhoSOS, FASTBUS/rhoSOS, and Unix systems. It includes plans to provide a portable, hardware independent implementation of TCP/IP based on Berkeley BSD software.

Bernett, M.; Oleynik, G. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (USA))

1989-10-01

496

Teaching Social Software with Social Software  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Ulises Mejias examines how social software--information and communications technologies that facilitate the collaboration and exchange of ideas--enables students to participate in distributed research, an approach to learning in which knowledge is collectively constructed and shared. During Fall 2005, Mejias taught a graduate seminar that…

Mejias, Ulises

2006-01-01

497

Integrated software systems to support the refinery business enterprise  

SciTech Connect

During the past 25 years many advanced software applications have been developed to improve quality and productivity of operations in the process industries. These software applications address a range of business needs including operations planning and scheduling, advanced process control, on-line optimization, simulation, laboratory, maintenance, process engineering, data analysis, training simulators, process monitoring, information systems, and many more. The same 25 years has seen tremendous progress in integrating the instrument and hardware systems into the modern integrated DCS systems and networks that one takes for granted today. There has not been similar progress in integrating the different applications software. Instead each plant owner and operator is forced into the integrator role as one adapts the various islands of automation into the fabric of the planning, control, and measuring activities. This paper considers the goal of Integrated Operations, and examines the need for closer integration, current applications software, and future developments to provide fully integrated software solutions.

Pelham, R.O. [Honeywell, Phoenix, AZ (United States); Lanza, C.A. [Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions, Thousand Oaks, CA (United States)

1996-12-01

498

Orbit Analysis Tools Software user's manual, version 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the course of our work in mission planning and analysis we have developed a set of computer programs that address many of the questions commonly asked by designers when planning a new satellite system and by managers wishing to assess the performance of an existing system. The Orbit Analysis Tools Software (OATS) is an organization of this collection of

Alan S. Hope; Jay Middour

1993-01-01

499

Teaching instructional software design  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes our approach to teaching graduate students in education and computer science about the design of instructional software. The course is taught by instructional television (ITV) and involves the use of a computer bulletin board system. Students complete software projects using a variety of commercial authoring tools. Student reactions to the nature of the course are described as

Greg Kearsley; Rachelle Heller

1992-01-01

500

Communications Software for Microcomputers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focusing on the use of microcomputers as "smart terminals" for accessing time-sharing systems for libraries, this document discusses the communications software needed to allow the microcomputer to appear as a terminal to the remote host. The functions which communications software programs are designed to perform are defined and explained,…

Bruman, Janet L.