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My Individual Development Plan  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

MyIDP (My Individual Development Plan) is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences. MyIDP provides exercises, career paths, goal setting tools, and articles to guide individuals through the individual development plan process.

Cynthia Fuhrmann (UCSF)

2012-09-06

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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)

2011-04-13

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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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Software Engineering Improvement Plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In performance of this task order, bd Systems personnel provided support to the Flight Software Branch and the Software Working Group through multiple tasks related to software engineering improvement and to activities of the independent Technical Authority (iTA) Discipline Technical Warrant Holder (DTWH) for software engineering. To ensure that the products, comments, and recommendations complied with customer requirements and the statement of work, bd Systems personnel maintained close coordination with the customer. These personnel performed work in areas such as update of agency requirements and directives database, software effort estimation, software problem reports, a web-based process asset library, miscellaneous documentation review, software system requirements, issue tracking software survey, systems engineering NPR, and project-related reviews. This report contains a summary of the work performed and the accomplishments in each of these areas.

2006-01-01

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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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Assembly Planning Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

A research programme at the CSIRO has led to the development of a professional software package for assembly system design and management. This product is now being trialed in various manufacturing organisations. The research activity focused on part attributes for assembly, the generic assembly tasks involved, the issue of precedence in assembly, the equipment requirements, the assembly times, and the

S. Grewal; P. Tran; A. Bhaskare; L. Farmer

1995-01-01

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RELAP-7 SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION PLAN  

SciTech Connect

This INL plan comprehensively describes the software for RELAP-7 and documents the software, interface, and software design requirements for the application. The plan also describes the testing-based software verification and validation (SV&V) process—a set of specially designed software models used to test RELAP-7.

Smith, Curtis L [Idaho National Laboratory; Choi, Yong-Joon [Idaho National Laboratory; Zou, Ling [Idaho National Laboratory

2014-09-01

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Planning for software verification and validation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software verification and validation (V&V) is a systems engineering process that supports the evaluation of software quality. Software V&V requires careful planning for effective application of a rigorous methodology for evaluating the correctness and quality of the software product throughout the software life cycle. A recent standard, the IEEE Std. 1012--1986, Standard for Software Verification and Validation Plans (SVVP), provides

D R Wallace; R U Fujii

1987-01-01

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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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Software Engineering Improvement Activities/Plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

bd Systems personnel accomplished the technical responsibilities for this reporting period, as planned. A close working relationship was maintained with personnel of the MSFC Avionics Department Software Group (ED14). Work accomplishments included development, evaluation, and enhancement of a software cost model, performing literature search and evaluation of software tools available for code analysis and requirements analysis, and participating in other relevant software engineering activities. Monthly reports were submitted. This support was provided to the Flight Software Group/ED 1 4 in accomplishing the software engineering improvement engineering activities of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Software Engineering Improvement Plan.

2003-01-01

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Software quality assurance plan for GCS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The software quality assurance (SQA) function for the Guidance and Control Software (GCS) project which is part of a software error studies research program is described. The SQA plan outlines all of the procedures, controls, and audits to be carried out by the SQA organization to ensure adherence to the policies, procedures, and standards for the GCS project.

Duncan, Stephen E.; Bailey, Elizabeth K.

1990-01-01

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GCS plan for software aspects of certification  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As part of the Guidance and Control Software (GCS) research project being sponsored by NASA to evaluate the failure processes of software, standard industry software development procedures are being employed. To ensure that these procedures are authentic, the guidelines outlined in the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA/DO-178A document entitled, software considerations in airborne systems and equipment certification, were adopted. A major aspect of these guidelines is proper documentation. As such, this report, the plan for software aspects of certification, was produced in accordance with DO-178A. An overview is given of the GCS research project, including the goals of the project, project organization, and project schedules. It also specifies the plans for all aspects of the project which relate to the certification of the GCS implementations developed under a NASA contract. These plans include decisions made regarding the software specification, accuracy requirements, configuration management, implementation development and verification, and the development of the GCS simulator.

Shagnea, Anita M.; Lowman, Douglas S.; Withers, B. Edward

1990-01-01

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49 CFR 236.18 - Software management control plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2005, shall adopt a software management control plan for its signal...completion of the software management control plan, each railroad...this section, “software management control plan” means...identified and confirmed in the event of replacement,...

2010-10-01

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FLEXIBLE SOFTWARE DESIGN SOFTWARE TO ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUAL LEARNING DIFFERENCES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The topics taught at these levels raise difficulties because,of the abstract and mathematical nature of the subjects. Not only is the content challenging, but the preferred instructional style uses guided exploration. Finally, we want to ensure that flexible software,is provided for two areas in which software,makes,major contributions to math and science learning: using probeware,and computational,models. Equity Concerns The ideal environment,for

Bob Tinker; Barbara Tinker

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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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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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Individualized Development Plan for Female Electronic Technicians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, 17 female electronic technicians participated in an individual development plan involving mentoring, basic education, and technical training. Four have been promoted, six are pursuing associate or bachelor's degrees, and two are pursuing certification. (SK)

Whyte, Helena; D'Anna, Lee

1991-01-01

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The Individual Family Service Plan: Unresolved Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that federal requirement to develop Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for all infants and toddlers with special needs has major conceptual difficulty stemming from linkage of family service to family assessment. Sees many authorities as advocating parents and professionals as partners in assessing needs and planning services. Questions…

Goodman, Joan F.; Hover, Sarah A.

1992-01-01

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Software release planning for evolving systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Release planning is a crucial step in incremental software development. It addresses the issues involved with assigning features to sequence of releases of a system such that the most important technical, resource, risk and budget constraints are met. These problems are difficult to solve for even mid-sized systems. The issues become even more challenging in evolving systems where we need

Moshood Omolade Saliu; Guenther Ruhe

2005-01-01

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Guidance for software safety planning in digital protection systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Real-time embedded software used in nuclear reactor protection systems is an area where software safety planning must be subject to highly rigorous and systematic analysis. Recently, the safety planning for safety-critical software systems is being recognized as the most important phase in the software life cycle and is currently leading to new regulatory positions and standards by the regulatory and

Jang-Soo Lee; Jang-Yeol Kim; Kee-Choon Kwon

1997-01-01

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49 CFR 236.18 - Software management control plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Software management control plan. 236.18...All Systems General § 236.18 Software management control plan. (a) Within...each railroad shall develop and adopt a software management control plan for its...

2014-10-01

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49 CFR 236.18 - Software management control plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Software management control plan. 236.18...All Systems General § 236.18 Software management control plan. (a) Within...each railroad shall develop and adopt a software management control plan for its...

2013-10-01

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49 CFR 236.18 - Software management control plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Software management control plan. 236.18...All Systems General § 236.18 Software management control plan. (a) Within...each railroad shall develop and adopt a software management control plan for its...

2011-10-01

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49 CFR 236.18 - Software management control plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Software management control plan. 236.18...All Systems General § 236.18 Software management control plan. (a) Within...each railroad shall develop and adopt a software management control plan for its...

2012-10-01

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Software for Planning Scientific Activities on Mars  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mixed-Initiative Activity Plan Generator (MAPGEN) is a ground-based computer program for planning and scheduling the scientific activities of instrumented exploratory robotic vehicles, within the limitations of available resources onboard the vehicle. MAPGEN is a combination of two prior software systems: (1) an activity-planning program, APGEN, developed at NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and (2) the Europa planner/scheduler from NASA Ames Research Center. MAPGEN performs all of the following functions: Automatic generation of plans and schedules for scientific and engineering activities; Testing of hypotheses (or what-if analyses of various scenarios); Editing of plans; Computation and analysis of resources; and Enforcement and maintenance of constraints, including resolution of temporal and resource conflicts among planned activities. MAPGEN can be used in either of two modes: one in which the planner/scheduler is turned off and only the basic APGEN functionality is utilized, or one in which both component programs are used to obtain the full planning, scheduling, and constraint-maintenance functionality.

Ai-Chang, Mitchell; Bresina, John; Jonsson, Ari; Hsu, Jennifer; Kanefsky, Bob; Morris, Paul; Rajan, Kanna; Yglesias, Jeffrey; Charest, Len; Maldague, Pierre

2003-01-01

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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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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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Pre-Class Planning for Individualized Accounting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pre-class planning of individualized accounting is involved with goals, objectives, and activities developed and selected by the teacher in providing compatibility between accounting content and teaching strategy. A systematic arrangement of activities should be developed so that students can understand and apply accounting principles at their own…

Clayton, Dean; Brooke, Joyce Ann

1974-01-01

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Evaluation of OPEN PLAN software: Final report  

SciTech Connect

In fulfilling the objectives of the contract to evaluate the suitability of the OPEN PLAN software system to process existing Environmental Restoration (ER) data, Jacobs Engineering Group (JEG) divided the effort into seven discrete tasks. Overall results of the tasks performed demonstrated that OPEN PLAN could be used in conjunction with the currently used TIMELINE to provide resource leveling and meet all reporting requirements. The OPEN PLAN report generator could automatically produce reports which were equivalent to existing ER cost reports being produced manually or by spreadsheet. User documentation was provided and on-site training was performed. The result of the cost and schedule tracking support was the creation of new spreadsheet based reports using TIMELINE and LOTUS 1-2-3. Some additional modifications may need to be made to incorporate installation specific needs as well as any changes in reporting requirements.

Not Available

1991-03-05

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Planning of electroporation-based treatments using Web-based treatment-planning software.  

PubMed

Electroporation-based treatment combining high-voltage electric pulses and poorly permanent cytotoxic drugs, i.e., electrochemotherapy (ECT), is currently used for treating superficial tumor nodules by following standard operating procedures. Besides ECT, another electroporation-based treatment, nonthermal irreversible electroporation (N-TIRE), is also efficient at ablating deep-seated tumors. To perform ECT or N-TIRE of deep-seated tumors, following standard operating procedures is not sufficient and patient-specific treatment planning is required for successful treatment. Treatment planning is required because of the use of individual long-needle electrodes and the diverse shape, size and location of deep-seated tumors. Many institutions that already perform ECT of superficial metastases could benefit from treatment-planning software that would enable the preparation of patient-specific treatment plans. To this end, we have developed a Web-based treatment-planning software for planning electroporation-based treatments that does not require prior engineering knowledge from the user (e.g., the clinician). The software includes algorithms for automatic tissue segmentation and, after segmentation, generation of a 3D model of the tissue. The procedure allows the user to define how the electrodes will be inserted. Finally, electric field distribution is computed, the position of electrodes and the voltage to be applied are optimized using the 3D model and a downloadable treatment plan is made available to the user. PMID:23780414

Pavliha, Denis; Kos, Bor; Mar?an, Marija; Zupani?, Anže; Serša, Gregor; Miklav?i?, Damijan

2013-11-01

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Configuration Management Plan  

SciTech Connect

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 bundled into a standard installation package for easy and consistent set-up by individual users. Included in the release is a list of bug fixes and new features for the current release, as well as a history of those items for past releases. Each formal release of SAPHIRE will have passed an acceptance test. In addition to assignment of a unique version identifier for an official software release, each source code file is kept in a controlled library. Source code is a collection of all the computer instructions written by developers to create the finished product. The library is kept on a server, where back-ups are regularly made. This document describes the configuration management approach used as part of the SAPHIRE development.

Curtis Smith

2010-01-01

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Individualized Language Development Plan From: Liz Tummons, ITAP Coordinator  

E-print Network

Individualized Language Development Plan From: Liz Tummons, ITAP Coordinator RE: Instructions for Individualized Language Development Plan Dear Student, Thank you for your interest in working independently to improve your English. Individual students and academic programs can create personalized language

Taylor, Jerry

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SEPAC software configuration control plan and procedures, revision 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

SEPAC Software Configuration Control Plan and Procedures are presented. The objective of the software configuration control is to establish the process for maintaining configuration control of the SEPAC software beginning with the baselining of SEPAC Flight Software Version 1 and encompass the integration and verification tests through Spacelab Level IV Integration. They are designed to provide a simplified but complete configuration control process. The intent is to require a minimum amount of paperwork but provide total traceability of SEPAC software.

1981-01-01

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SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Plan  

SciTech Connect

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 code to be run on a desktop personal PC and evolved through several phases into a state-of-the-art PRA code. The developmental activity of SAPHIRE was the result of two concurrent important events: The tremendous expansion of PC software and hardware capability of the 90s and the onset of a risk-informed regulation era.

Curtis Smith

2010-02-01

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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES  

E-print Network

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Office of Diversity Opportunity 2005 Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Approved by OF USF ADMINISTRATORS .......12 IV)ACHIEVEMENTS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS

Meyers, Steven D.

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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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Guidance and Control Software Project Data - Volume 1: Planning Documents  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Guidance and Control Software (GCS) project was the last in a series of software reliability studies conducted at Langley Research Center between 1977 and 1994. The technical results of the GCS project were recorded after the experiment was completed. Some of the support documentation produced as part of the experiment, however, is serving an unexpected role far beyond its original project context. Some of the software used as part of the GCS project was developed to conform to the RTCA/DO-178B software standard, "Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification," used in the civil aviation industry. That standard requires extensive documentation throughout the software development life cycle, including plans, software requirements, design and source code, verification cases and results, and configuration management and quality control data. The project documentation that includes this information is open for public scrutiny without the legal or safety implications associated with comparable data from an avionics manufacturer. This public availability has afforded an opportunity to use the GCS project documents for DO-178B training. This report provides a brief overview of the GCS project, describes the 4-volume set of documents and the role they are playing in training, and includes the planning documents from the GCS project. Volume 1 contains five appendices: A. Plan for Software Aspects of Certification for the Guidance and Control Software Project; B. Software Development Standards for the Guidance and Control Software Project; C. Software Verification Plan for the Guidance and Control Software Project; D. Software Configuration Management Plan for the Guidance and Control Software Project; and E. Software Quality Assurance Activities.

Hayhurst, Kelly J. (Editor)

2008-01-01

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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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Software components for medical image visualization and surgical planning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 end-application hardware, as well as in operating systems and network environments make it desirable to have a hardware and operating system as an independent collection of reusable software components that can be assembled rapidly to prototype new applications. Methods: Using the OpenGL based Visualization Toolkit as a base, we have developed a set of components that implement the above mentioned tasks. The components are written in both C++ and Python, but all are accessible from Python, a byte compiled scripting language. The components have been used on the Red Hat Linux, Silicon Graphics Iris, Microsoft Windows, and Apple OS X platforms. Rigorous object-oriented software design methods have been applied to ensure hardware independence and a standard application programming interface (API). There are components to acquire, display, and register images from MRI, MRA, CT, Computed Rotational Angiography (CRA), Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA), 2D and 3D ultrasound, video and physiological recordings. Interfaces to various tracking systems for intra-operative use have also been implemented. Results: The described components have been implemented and tested. To date they have been used to create image manipulation and viewing tools, a deep brain functional atlas, a 3D ultrasound acquisition and display platform, a prototype minimally invasive robotic coronary artery bypass graft planning system, a tracked neuro-endoscope guidance system and a frame-based stereotaxy neurosurgery planning tool. The frame-based stereotaxy module has been licensed and certified for use in a commercial image guidance system. Conclusions: It is feasible to encapsulate image manipulation and surgical guidance tasks in individual, reusable software modules. These modules allow for faster development of new applications. The strict application of object oriented software design methods allows individual components of such a system to make the transition from the research environment to a commercial one.

Starreveld, Yves P.; Gobbi, David G.; Finnis, Kirk; Peters, Terence M.

2001-05-01

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ICESat (GLAS) Science Processing Software Document Series. Volume 1; Science Software Management Plan; 3.0  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document provides the Software Management Plan for the GLAS Standard Data Software (SDS) supporting the GLAS instrument of the EOS ICESat Spacecraft. The SDS encompasses the ICESat Science Investigator-led Processing System (I-SIPS) Software and the Instrument Support Terminal (IST) Software. For the I-SIPS Software, the SDS will produce Level 0, Level 1, and Level 2 data products as well as the associated product quality assessments and descriptive information. For the IST Software, the SDS will accommodate the GLAS instrument support areas of engineering status, command, performance assessment, and instrument health status.

Hancock, David W., III

1999-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Agenda and Procedures for...system expansion planning models and software. The technical conference will be held...Technical Conference on Planning Models and Software Federal Energy Regulatory...

2010-06-01

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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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Spacecraft Trajectory Analysis and Mission Planning Simulation (STAMPS) Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

STAMPS simulates either three- or six-degree-of-freedom cases for all spacecraft flight phases using translated HAL flight software or generic GN&C models. Single or multiple trajectories can be simulated for use in optimization and dispersion analysis. It includes math models for the vehicle and environment, and currently features a "C" version of shuttle onboard flight software. The STAMPS software is used for mission planning and analysis within ascent/descent, rendezvous, proximity operations, and navigation flight design areas.

Puckett, Nancy; Pettinger, Kris; Hallstrom,John; Brownfield, Dana; Blinn, Eric; Williams, Frank; Wiuff, Kelli; McCarty, Steve; Ramirez, Daniel; Lamotte, Nicole; Vu, Tuan

2014-01-01

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Coordination of Individual and Organizational Planning for Natural Hazards (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Decision making consists of constructing or selecting a plan. This is true at many levels of decision making: individuals or households, small groups, larger organizations, and governments. In each case, plans are constructed or selected taking account of the decision maker's prioritized set of active goals and the decision maker's beliefs about the probability or the extent to which each goal will be attained through a given plan. Planning for mitigation of or response to natural hazards can be improved if the plans of the many decision makers at multiple levels are coordinated. Government planning should ideally be informed by knowledge about the plans of businesses and non-profit organizations as well as knowledge about individual, household, and neighborhood plans. Similarly, plans at the individual and organizational levels should be informed by knowledge of others' plans at the same and at higher and lower levels of aggregation. Coordination can be impaired by differences in goals, differences in beliefs about the instrumentality of plans toward given goals, and also by ignorance of others' goals and plans. Good coordination requires incentives that promote sharing of plans, horizontally and vertically, and that alleviate conflicts in goals and conflicts in beliefs that will inevitably surface once plans are shared. Thus, four different kinds of decision aids are needed to improve natural hazard planning: mechanisms that support horizontal dissemination of plans, mechanisms that support vertical dissemination, mechanisms for examining goal conflicts and reducing these through plans that take others' goals into account, and mechanisms for examining belief conflicts.

Krantz, D. H.

2013-12-01

48

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

49

NEAMS SOFTWARE V&V PLAN FOR THE MARMOT SOFTWARE  

SciTech Connect

In order to ensure the accuracy and quality of the microstructure based materials models being developed in conjunction with MARMOT simulations, MARMOT must undergo exhaustive verification and validation. Only after this process can we confidently rely on the MARMOT code to predict the microstructure evolution within the fuel. Therefore, in this report we lay out a V&V plan for the MARMOT code, highlighting where existing data could be used and where new data is required.

Michael R Tonks

2014-03-01

50

Using Artificial Intelligence Planning Techniques to Automatically Reconfigure Software Modules  

E-print Network

Using Artificial Intelligence Planning Techniques to Automatically Reconfigure Software Modules in a declarative language based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Planning techniques. The user is then able to fulfill the user request. Specifically, we describe three such systems developed by the Artificial

Schaffer, Steven

51

A data model for an assembly planning software system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple data model for assembly planning as a foundation for the construction of an innovative task-based assembly planning software system has been designed. The model uses ‘assembly task’ as its central object to which associations with other assembly objects such as ‘part’, ‘assembly’, ‘assembly machine’ and ‘assembly tool’ are made. It was used to derive a data template-based database

Phong Tran; Simmy Grewal

1997-01-01

52

PCMDI software system: status and future plans report no. 44  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the current status and future plans of PCMDI`s software products. A complete description of each product is provided, including the product`s problem statement, purpose, requirements, design diagram, current status, future development, developers, contributors, and off-site collaborators. While it is noted that each software product can be executed as an independent process, it is important to discern that all products work together in the complete PCMDI Software Systems: A suite of software tools facilitating for the storage, diagnosis, and visualization of climate data.

Williams, D.N.

1997-08-01

53

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

54

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

55

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

56

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) (For Parents)  

MedlinePLUS

KidsHealth > Parents > Growth & Development > Learning & Play > Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Print A A A Text Size What's in this article? What's an IEP? Who Needs an IEP? How Are Services Delivered? ...

57

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

58

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

59

BISON Software V&V Plan  

SciTech Connect

The primary vision for the BISON development team is to deliver a nuclear fuel performance simulation tool that is used to provide a researcher or fuel designer with best estimate calculations of the highly coupled and nonlinear phenomena that govern nuclear fuel behavior. Accurately simulating nuclear fuel behavior is a challenging computational undertaking and verification and validation (V&V) play an important role in realizing this vision. The purpose of this V&V plan is to express the BISON team’s definition of the terms verification and validation, document what we have done regarding V&V, and outline what we plan to do.

R. L. Williamson; J. D. Hales; D. M. Perez; S. R. Novascone; G. Pastore

2014-07-01

60

Web Application Software for Ground Operations Planning Database (GOPDb) Management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Web application facilitates collaborative development of the ground operations planning document. This will reduce costs and development time for new programs by incorporating the data governance, access control, and revision tracking of the ground operations planning data. Ground Operations Planning requires the creation and maintenance of detailed timelines and documentation. The GOPDb Web application was created using state-of-the-art Web 2.0 technologies, and was deployed as SaaS (Software as a Service), with an emphasis on data governance and security needs. Application access is managed using two-factor authentication, with data write permissions tied to user roles and responsibilities. Multiple instances of the application can be deployed on a Web server to meet the robust needs for multiple, future programs with minimal additional cost. This innovation features high availability and scalability, with no additional software that needs to be bought or installed. For data governance and security (data quality, management, business process management, and risk management for data handling), the software uses NAMS. No local copy/cloning of data is permitted. Data change log/tracking is addressed, as well as collaboration, work flow, and process standardization. The software provides on-line documentation and detailed Web-based help. There are multiple ways that this software can be deployed on a Web server to meet ground operations planning needs for future programs. The software could be used to support commercial crew ground operations planning, as well as commercial payload/satellite ground operations planning. The application source code and database schema are owned by NASA.

Lanham, Clifton; Kallner, Shawn; Gernand, Jeffrey

2013-01-01

61

UGA Computer Equipment, Software or Services (CESS) Request Form Individual Responsible for CESS Resource and Location  

E-print Network

UGA Computer Equipment, Software or Services (CESS) Request Form Individual Responsible for CESS to install and utilize these resources in a manner consistent with established University Computer Security

Arnold, Jonathan

62

Virtual planning of hip operations and individual adaption of endoprostheses in orthopaedic surgery.  

PubMed

The introduction of virtual reality techniques in medicine opens up new possibilities for the planning of interventions. The presented software system for virtual operation planning in orthopaedic surgery (VIRTOPS) enables the virtual preoperative 3D planning and simulation of pelvis and hip operations. It is used to plan operations of bone tumours with endoprosthetic reconstruction of the hip based on multimodal image information. The operation and the endosprothetic reconstruction of the pelvis are simulated using virtual reality techniques. Stereoscopic visualisation techniques and 3D input devices support the 3D interaction with the virtual 3D models. The main task of the preoperative planning process is the individual design of an anatomically adaptable modular prosthesis. The placement and the design of the endoprosthesis are supported by different functions and visualisation techniques. The resulting 3D images and movies can be used for the documentation of the operation planning procedure, as well as, for the preoperative information of the patient. PMID:10978906

Handels, H; Ehrhardt, J; Plötz, W; Pöppl, S J

2000-09-01

63

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

64

Failure to Connect: The Massachusetts Plan for Individual Health Insurance  

E-print Network

insurance products for individuals. Observers anticipate that commercial insurers will offer scant coverage and high-premium, high-deductible plans through the Connector, which coverage ultimately may be neither more affordable than products currently...

Weeks Leonard, Elizabeth

2007-06-01

65

78 FR 37598 - Missing Participants in Individual Account Plans  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...electronic filing, and the contours of diligent search requirements. DATES: Comments must be received...plan administrator cannot locate after a diligent search.'' What ``diligent search'' requirements should apply for individual...

2013-06-21

66

38 CFR 21.84 - Individualized written rehabilitation plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Individualized written rehabilitation plan. 21.84 Section 21.84 ...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

2012-07-01

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38 CFR 21.84 - Individualized written rehabilitation plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 false Individualized written rehabilitation plan. 21.84 Section 21.84 ...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

2014-07-01

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38 CFR 21.84 - Individualized written rehabilitation plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Individualized written rehabilitation plan. 21.84 Section 21.84 ...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

2013-07-01

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38 CFR 21.84 - Individualized written rehabilitation plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Individualized written rehabilitation plan. 21.84 Section 21.84 ...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

2011-07-01

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38 CFR 21.84 - Individualized written rehabilitation plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Individualized written rehabilitation plan. 21.84 Section 21.84 ...VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Under 38 U.S.C....

2010-07-01

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Tailor ED discharge plan to the individual.  

PubMed

A study by Penn Medicine that examined why low-income patients seek care in the emergency department concluded that the healthcare system drives patients away from primary care and to the emergency department. Low-income patients have to miss work and line up transportation to make a primary care visit. Often, their providers are in clinics with a limited number of appointments each day. Instead of merely lecturing patients about seeking care at the right level, case managers should develop strategies to meet each patient's individual needs. PMID:24218695

2013-11-01

72

Architecture for Payload Planning System (PPS) Software Distribution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The complex and diverse nature of the pay load operations to be performed on the Space Station requires a robust and flexible planning approach, and the proper software tools which tools to support that approach. To date, the planning software for most manned operations in space has been utilized in a centralized planning environment. Centralized planning is characterized by the following: performed by a small team of people, performed at a single location, and performed using single-user planning systems. This approach, while valid for short duration flights, is not conducive to the long duration and highly distributed payload operations environment of the Space Station. The Payload Planning System (PPS) is being designed specifically to support the planning needs of the large number of geographically distributed users of the Space Station. This paper problem provides a general description of the distributed planning architecture that PPS must support and describes the concepts proposed for making PPS available to the Space Station payload user community.

Howell, Eric; Hagopian, Jeff

1995-01-01

73

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

74

Software reuse in spacecraft planning and scheduling systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The use of a software toolkit and development methodology that supports software reuse is described. The toolkit includes source-code-level library modules and stand-alone tools which support such tasks as data reformatting and report generation, simple relational database applications, user interfaces, tactical planning, strategic planning and documentation. The current toolkit is written in C and supports applications that run on IBM-PC's under DOS and UNlX-based workstations under OpenLook and Motif. The toolkit is fully integrated for building scheduling systems that reuse AI knowledge base technology. A typical scheduling scenario and three examples of applications that utilize the reuse toolkit will be briefly described. In addition to the tools themselves, a description of the software evolution and reuse methodology that was used is presented.

Mclean, David; Tuchman, Alan; Broseghini, Todd; Yen, Wen; Page, Brenda; Johnson, Jay; Bogovich, Lynn; Burkhardt, Chris; Mcintyre, James; Klein, Scott

1993-01-01

75

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

76

Why People Copy Software and Create Computer Viruses: Individual Characteristics or Situational Factors?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines individual and situational variables as factors in the behavior of computer users, namely copying of software and distribution of computer viruses. The results indicate that situational variables explain much of the variance in copying software, while the individual variable of sex is strongly related to computer virus distribution. (17…

Harrington, Susan J.

1989-01-01

77

We live in a software jungle. Software helps run our cars, manage our money, plan our sched-  

E-print Network

We live in a software jungle. Software helps run our cars, manage our money, plan our sched- ules a human body becomes infected with a virus or bacteria. Computerized defense systems kick in, attempting

Forrest, Stephanie

78

75 FR 30010 - Improving Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Agenda and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Agenda and Procedures for...discuss issues related to unit commitment software. The technical conference will be held...Technical Conference on Unit Commitment Software Federal Energy Regulatory...

2010-05-28

79

77 FR 19280 - Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical...  

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...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical Conference: Increasing...Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software Take notice that Commission staff will...day-ahead market efficiency through improved software. A detailed agenda with the list...

2012-03-30

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

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...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

81

76 FR 28022 - Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical...  

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...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical Conference: Increasing...Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software Take notice that Commission staff will...day-ahead market efficiency through improved software. This conference will bring...

2011-05-13

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78 FR 18974 - Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical...  

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...Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical Conference: Increasing...Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software Take notice that Commission staff will...day-ahead market efficiency through improved software. A detailed agenda with the list...

2013-03-28

83

76 FR 41790 - Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice Establishing Date for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...AD10-12-001] Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice...real-time and day- ahead market efficiency through improved software...real-time and day-ahead market efficiency through improved software,...

2011-07-15

84

Liver Planning Software Accurately Predicts Postoperative Liver Volume and Measures Early  

E-print Network

Liver Planning Software Accurately Predicts Postoperative Liver Volume and Measures Early or remnant liver volume (RLV) after hepatic resection is a critical predictor of perioperative outcomes. This study investigates whether the accuracy of liver surgical plan- ning software for predicting

Miga, Michael I.

85

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report...collection requirement concerning subcontracting plans/individual subcontract report...cite OMB Control No. 9000-0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract...

2010-03-03

86

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report...collection requirement concerning subcontracting plans/individual subcontract report...Information Collection 9000- 0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract...

2012-11-20

87

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

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34 CFR 303.340 - Individualized family service plan-general.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Individualized family service plan-general. 303.340 Section...Evaluations and Assessments, and Individualized Family Service Plans Individualized Family Service Plan (ifsp) § 303.340...

2014-07-01

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34 CFR 303.340 - Individualized family service plan-general.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Individualized family service plan-general. 303.340 Section...Evaluations and Assessments, and Individualized Family Service Plans Individualized Family Service Plan (ifsp) § 303.340...

2012-07-01

90

Repository-Based Software Engineering Program: Working Program Management Plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Repository-Based Software Engineering Program (RBSE) is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored program dedicated to introducing and supporting common, effective approaches to software engineering practices. The process of conceiving, designing, building, and maintaining software systems by using existing software assets that are stored in a specialized operational reuse library or repository, accessible to system designers, is the foundation of the program. In addition to operating a software repository, RBSE promotes (1) software engineering technology transfer, (2) academic and instructional support of reuse programs, (3) the use of common software engineering standards and practices, (4) software reuse technology research, and (5) interoperability between reuse libraries. This Program Management Plan (PMP) is intended to communicate program goals and objectives, describe major work areas, and define a management report and control process. This process will assist the Program Manager, University of Houston at Clear Lake (UHCL) in tracking work progress and describing major program activities to NASA management. The goal of this PMP is to make managing the RBSE program a relatively easy process that improves the work of all team members. The PMP describes work areas addressed and work efforts being accomplished by the program; however, it is not intended as a complete description of the program. Its focus is on providing management tools and management processes for monitoring, evaluating, and administering the program; and it includes schedules for charting milestones and deliveries of program products. The PMP was developed by soliciting and obtaining guidance from appropriate program participants, analyzing program management guidance, and reviewing related program management documents.

1993-01-01

91

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report...collection requirement concerning subcontracting plans/individual subcontract report...Collection [[Page 17669

2013-03-22

92

38 CFR 21.6080 - Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan. ...AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Temporary Program...Recipients Individualized Written Rehabilitation Plan § 21.6080 Requirement...

2012-07-01

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38 CFR 21.6080 - Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan. ...AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Temporary Program...Recipients Individualized Written Rehabilitation Plan § 21.6080 Requirement...

2014-07-01

94

38 CFR 21.6080 - Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan. ...AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION Temporary Program...Recipients Individualized Written Rehabilitation Plan § 21.6080 Requirement...

2013-07-01

95

The interactive effects of individual learning style, computer software, and teacher involvement on developing typing skill  

E-print Network

This research examines the effects and interactions of an individual's learning style, the type of computer software, and the level of teacher involvement on students learning how to type on a computer keyboard. The research was conducted in the San...

Goodman, Sarina Renae

1995-01-01

96

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

97

77 FR 50727 - Configuration Management Plans for Digital Computer Software Used in Safety Systems of Nuclear...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...NRC-2012-0195] Configuration Management Plans for Digital Computer...DG-1206, ``Configuration Management Plan for Digital Computer...enhanced consensus practices for planning software configuration management (SCM) as described in...

2012-08-22

98

Detecting the number of clusters of individuals using the software structure: a simulation study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The identification of genetically homogeneous groups of individuals is a long standing issue in population genetics. A recent Bayesian algorithm implemented in the software STRUCTURE allows the identification of such groups. However, the ability of this algorithm to detect the true number of clusters ( K ) in a sample of individuals when patterns of dispersal among populations are not

G. EVANNO; S. REGNAUT; J. GOUDET

2005-01-01

99

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

100

Simulation of Lumber Production Planning using Software Agents: a Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study is the evaluation of pull and push strategies in lumber production planning using a Quebec sawmill as case study. An Advanced Planning and Scheduling System (APS), based on a distributed software architecture, simulates the main operations planning and production processes of the sawmill (sourcing, sawing, drying, finishing, warehousing and delivery) representing them as autonomous software

Fabián Cid Yañez; Jean-Marc Frayret; Alain Rousseau; Francois Léger

101

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

102

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jae Kyu Lee; Nobok Lee

103

PLANNING PRODUCT SOFTWARE EXPORT - A METHOD TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS IN NEW GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Product software export can be an attractive option for small and medium sized IT-companies operating in small local markets. In practice however, little support is offered for specifically those type of companies to support strategic preparation and to enable thorough export planning. The central aim of this paper is to present a Product Software Export Planning Method (PSEPM) that supports

Johan Versendaal; Ronald Batenburg; Sjaak Brinkkemper

104

ICESat (GLAS) Science Processing Software Document Series. Volume 2; Science Data Management Plan; 4.0  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document provides the Data Management Plan for the GLAS Standard Data Software (SDS) supporting the GLAS instrument of the EOS ICESat Spacecraft. The SDS encompasses the ICESat Science Investigator-led Processing System (I-SIPS) Software and the Instrument Support Facility (ISF) Software. This Plan addresses the identification, authority, and description of the interface nodes associated with the GLAS Standard Data Products and the GLAS Ancillary Data.

Jester, Peggy L.; Hancock, David W., III

1999-01-01

105

Software management and implementation plan for the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) carried on a NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper presents a Software Management and Implementation Plan (SIMP) for managing and controlling the development of the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument software, and the Instrument Ground Support Equipment (IGSE) software.

Shaw, H. Y.; Girard, M. A.; Perun, V. S.; Sherif, J. S.

2003-01-01

106

Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Software Quality Plan. Part 2, Mappings for the ASC software quality engineering practices. Version 1.0.  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories 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. The plan defines the ASC program software quality practices and provides mappings of these practices to Sandia Corporate Requirements CPR 1.3.2 and 1.3.6 and to a Department of Energy document, 'ASCI Software Quality Engineering: Goals, Principles, and Guidelines'. This document also identifies ASC management and software project teams responsibilities in implementing the software quality practices and in assessing progress towards achieving their software quality goals.

Ellis, Molly A.; Heaphy, Robert; Sturtevant, Judith E.; Hodges, Ann Louise; Boucheron, Edward A.; Drake, Richard Roy; Forsythe, Christi A.; Schofield, Joseph Richard, Jr.; Pavlakos, Constantine James; Williamson, Charles Michael; Edwards, Harold Carter

2005-01-01

107

Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) software quality plan. Part 1: ASC software quality engineering practices, Version 2.0.  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories 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. The plan defines the ASC program software quality practices and provides mappings of these practices to Sandia Corporate Requirements CPR 1.3.2 and 1.3.6 and to a Department of Energy document, ASCI Software Quality Engineering: Goals, Principles, and Guidelines. This document also identifies ASC management and software project teams responsibilities in implementing the software quality practices and in assessing progress towards achieving their software quality goals.

Sturtevant, Judith E.; Heaphy, Robert; Hodges, Ann Louise; Boucheron, Edward A.; Drake, Richard Roy; Minana, Molly A.; Hackney, Patricia; Forsythe, Christi A.; Schofield, Joseph Richard, Jr. (,; .); Pavlakos, Constantine James; Williamson, Charles Michael; Edwards, Harold Carter

2006-09-01

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Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) software quality plan part 2 mappings for the ASC software quality engineering practices, version 2.0.  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories 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. The plan defines the ASC program software quality practices and provides mappings of these practices to Sandia Corporate Requirements CPR001.3.2 and CPR001.3.6 and to a Department of Energy document, ''ASCI Software Quality Engineering: Goals, Principles, and Guidelines''. This document also identifies ASC management and software project teams' responsibilities in implementing the software quality practices and in assessing progress towards achieving their software quality goals.

Heaphy, Robert; Sturtevant, Judith E.; Hodges, Ann Louise; Boucheron, Edward A.; Drake, Richard Roy; Minana, Molly A.; Hackney, Patricia; Forsythe, Christi A.; Schofield, Joseph Richard, Jr. (,; .); Pavlakos, Constantine James; Williamson, Charles Michael; Edwards, Harold Carter

2006-09-01

109

Using Artificial Intelligence Planning Techniques to Automatically Reconfigure Software Modules  

Microsoft Academic Search

One important approach to enhancing software re-use is through the creation of large-scale software libraries. By modularizing functionality, many complex specialized applica- tions can be built up from smaller reusable general purpose libraries. Consequently, many large software libraries have been formed for applications such as image processing and data analysis. However, knowing the requirements and formats of each of these

Steve A. Chien; Forest Fisher; Helen Mortensen; Edisanter Lo; Ronald Greeley; Anita Govindjee; Tara A. Estlin; Xuemei Wang

1998-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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 (PLC) software source and executable code, for production use by the waste tank operations contractor. The plan encompasses that portion of the W-211 RCS software represented on project-specific AUTOCAD drawings that are released as part of the C1 definitive design package (these drawings are identified on the drawing list associated with each C-1 package), and the associated software code. Implementation of the plan is required for formal acceptance testing and production release. The software configuration management plan does not apply to reports and data generated by the software except where specifically identified. Control of information produced by the software once it has been transferred for operation is the responsibility of the receiving organization.

RIECK, C.A.

1999-02-23

111

Individualization of Piperacillin Dosing for Critically Ill Patients: Dosing Software To Optimize Antimicrobial Therapy  

PubMed Central

Piperacillin-tazobactam is frequently used for empirical and targeted therapy of infections in critically ill patients. Considerable pharmacokinetic (PK) variability is observed in critically ill patients. By estimating an individual's PK, dosage optimization Bayesian estimation techniques can be used to calculate the appropriate piperacillin regimen to achieve desired drug exposure targets. The aim of this study was to establish a population PK model for piperacillin in critically ill patients and then analyze the performance of the model in the dose optimization software program BestDose. Linear, with estimated creatinine clearance and weight as covariates, Michaelis-Menten (MM) and parallel linear/MM structural models were fitted to the data from 146 critically ill patients with nosocomial infection. Piperacillin concentrations measured in the first dosing interval, from each of 8 additional individuals, combined with the population model were embedded into the dose optimization software. The impact of the number of observations was assessed. Precision was assessed by (i) the predicted piperacillin dosage and by (ii) linear regression of the observed-versus-predicted piperacillin concentrations from the second 24 h of treatment. We found that a linear clearance model with creatinine clearance and weight as covariates for drug clearance and volume of distribution, respectively, best described the observed data. When there were at least two observed piperacillin concentrations, the dose optimization software predicted a mean piperacillin dosage of 4.02 g in the 8 patients administered piperacillin doses of 4.00 g. Linear regression of the observed-versus-predicted piperacillin concentrations for 8 individuals after 24 h of piperacillin dosing demonstrated an r2 of >0.89. In conclusion, for most critically ill patients, individualized piperacillin regimens delivering a target serum piperacillin concentration is achievable. Further validation of the dosage optimization software in a clinical trial is required. PMID:24798288

Felton, T. W.; Roberts, J. A.; Lodise, T. P.; Van Guilder, M.; Boselli, E.; Neely, M. N.

2014-01-01

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Individualization of piperacillin dosing for critically ill patients: dosing software to optimize antimicrobial therapy.  

PubMed

Piperacillin-tazobactam is frequently used for empirical and targeted therapy of infections in critically ill patients. Considerable pharmacokinetic (PK) variability is observed in critically ill patients. By estimating an individual's PK, dosage optimization Bayesian estimation techniques can be used to calculate the appropriate piperacillin regimen to achieve desired drug exposure targets. The aim of this study was to establish a population PK model for piperacillin in critically ill patients and then analyze the performance of the model in the dose optimization software program BestDose. Linear, with estimated creatinine clearance and weight as covariates, Michaelis-Menten (MM) and parallel linear/MM structural models were fitted to the data from 146 critically ill patients with nosocomial infection. Piperacillin concentrations measured in the first dosing interval, from each of 8 additional individuals, combined with the population model were embedded into the dose optimization software. The impact of the number of observations was assessed. Precision was assessed by (i) the predicted piperacillin dosage and by (ii) linear regression of the observed-versus-predicted piperacillin concentrations from the second 24 h of treatment. We found that a linear clearance model with creatinine clearance and weight as covariates for drug clearance and volume of distribution, respectively, best described the observed data. When there were at least two observed piperacillin concentrations, the dose optimization software predicted a mean piperacillin dosage of 4.02 g in the 8 patients administered piperacillin doses of 4.00 g. Linear regression of the observed-versus-predicted piperacillin concentrations for 8 individuals after 24 h of piperacillin dosing demonstrated an r(2) of >0.89. In conclusion, for most critically ill patients, individualized piperacillin regimens delivering a target serum piperacillin concentration is achievable. Further validation of the dosage optimization software in a clinical trial is required. PMID:24798288

Felton, T W; Roberts, J A; Lodise, T P; Van Guilder, M; Boselli, E; Neely, M N; Hope, W W

2014-07-01

113

Engineering Management Approach to Software Production Plan, based on the Principles of Software Product Lines  

E-print Network

The concept of the software factory and discussions over its realization dates back more than three decades; however it is still only a vision for medium and large size Information Technology [IT] organizations on an earnest journey for software...

Shetty, Rama

2005-12-16

114

Evaluation of a software system for estimating planned dose error in patients, based on planar IMRT QA measurements  

PubMed Central

Background Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) dosimetry verification is routinely conducted via integrated or individual field dosimetry using film or a matrix of detectors. Techniques and software systems are commercially available which use individual field dosimetry measurements as input into algorithms that estimate 3D patient dose distributions on CT scan derived target volumes and organs at risk (OARs), thus allowing direct dose-volume histogram (DVH) analysis vs. treatment planning system (TPS) DVH. The purpose of this work is to present a systematic benchmarking technique to evaluate the accuracy and consistency of such a software system. Methods A MapCheck2 diode array and 3DVH™ software from Sun Nuclear were used for this study. Delivered planar dose was measured with the diode array as an input to 3DVH™ software that was used to estimate the 3D dose matrix. Accuracy of the output of 3DVH™ is tested by comparing measured planar doses over a range of depths to the same planes reconstructed by 3DVH™. Different fields from complex IMRT cases were selected and examined in this study. The sensitivity to depth of measurement was evaluated. Results The Gamma Index analysis, comparing calculated 3D dose with measured 3D dose with 2% and 2mm distance-to-agreement (DTA) criteria returned a pass rate of > 90% for all patient cases calculated by the treatment planning system and it returned a pass rate of > 96% in 9 out of 10 cases calculated by 3DVH™. Extracted computed dose planes with 3DVH™ software at different depths in the flat phantom passed all gamma evaluation analyses when compared to measured planes at different depths using MapCheck2. Conclusions Studying complex head and neck IMRT fields, it was shown that the 3D dose distribution predicted by the planned dose perturbation (PDP) algorithm is both accurate and consistent. PMID:24587785

Bakhtiari, Mohammad; Parniani, Ashkan; Lerma, Fritz; Reynolds, Shannon; Jordan, James; Sedaghat, Alireza; Sarfaraz, Mehrdad; Rodgers, James

2014-01-01

115

Test Planning for GonsumerSoftware Presentedat the Quality Week Conference  

E-print Network

testing budget is modest compared to those for life-critical software. So, you have to take different, and graphics programs, must be good, but is not life-critical - it doesn't have to be pedect. Accordingly, yourTest Planning for GonsumerSoftware Presentedat the Quality Week Conference San Francisco May 12

116

Software for Project-Based Learning of Robot Motion Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Motion planning is a core problem in robotics concerned with finding feasible paths for a given robot. Motion planning algorithms perform a search in the high-dimensional continuous space of robot configurations and exemplify many of the core algorithmic concepts of search algorithms and associated data structures. Motion planning algorithms can…

Moll, Mark; Bordeaux, Janice; Kavraki, Lydia E.

2013-01-01

117

Managing by Objectives through the Planning-Implementing-Evaluating (PIE) Approach to Individualizing Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the management by objectives principle as it can be usefully applied to individualizing instruction, particularly as it capitalizes on Thota's planning, implementing, and evaluating model. (RAO)

Thota, Vykuntapathi

1979-01-01

118

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Individualized Written Plan of Vocational Rehabilitation § 21.8080 Requirement for an individualized...

2012-07-01

119

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Individualized Written Plan of Vocational Rehabilitation § 21.8080 Requirement for an individualized...

2014-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Individualized Written Plan of Vocational Rehabilitation § 21.8080 Requirement for an individualized...

2013-07-01

121

Rationale and Strategies for Planning Communication Individualized Education Programs (CIEP) for Deaf Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of individualized education is discussed in relation to Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, and the importance of planning communication individualized education programs (CIEP) for all deaf students is emphasized. (Author)

Johnson, Donald D.; Caccamise, Frank

1981-01-01

122

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

SciTech Connect

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 configuration, and documentation for the Saltwell PIC Skid Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software during the Hanford application, operations and maintenance. This SCMP establishes the Saltwell PIC Skid PLC Software Baseline, status changes to that baseline, and ensures that software meets design and operational requirements and is tested in accordance with their design basis.

KOCH, M.R.

1999-11-16

123

CALIPSO space-based aerosol lidar: flight software design and planned operations paradigm  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The CALIPSO (Cloud Aerosol LIDAR Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) satellite is due to launch from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Delta rocket in April of 2005. CALIPSO is an international mission consisting of NASA, Ball Aerospace and the French space agency CNES. Onboard CALIPSO are three instruments, a two wavelength/two polarization lidar, an Infrared radiometer and a wide field camera. This paper will focus on the software design, development and functionality of the lidar systems including the transmitter and receiver as well as the planned operations paradigm. The operations paradigm simply stated is this: command the payload once a week with all commands being time-tagged, and receive and process health and status from the payload four (4) times per day. Science data totaling over 5 gigabytes a day is down-linked once every 24 hours. A modular approach was used in the design of the flight software where the executable code is separated into 8 loadable modules and the configuration of the individual instruments is accomplished via several loadable tables. This design scheme allows for manageable updates to the executable image and allows the science team to change and experiment with instrument configuration on an as needed basis without over stressing the command uplink system. Redundant copies of all nominal executable image files are kept onboard as is a maintenance image. The Onboard Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) system insures the safety of the payload and all instruments.

DeCoursey, Robert J.; Hunt, William H.; Natarajan, Sudha; Verhappen, Ron; Wusk, Mary Beth; Lucker, Patricia L.

2005-01-01

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75 FR 34734 - Improving Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Agenda and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Docket No. AD10-12-000] Improving Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Agenda and Procedures...Nexant, AC Optimal Power Flow for Day-Ahead Reactive Planning. 2:25 p.m. Break. 2:40 p.m. Session...

2010-06-18

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Hyperspectral Soil Mapper (HYSOMA) software interface: Review and future plans  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the upcoming launch of the next generation of hyperspectral satellites that will routinely deliver high spectral resolution images for the entire globe (e.g. EnMAP, HISUI, HyspIRI, HypXIM, PRISMA), an increasing demand for the availability/accessibility of hyperspectral soil products is coming from the geoscience community. Indeed, many robust methods for the prediction of soil properties based on imaging spectroscopy already exist and have been successfully used for a wide range of soil mapping airborne applications. Nevertheless, these methods require expert know-how and fine-tuning, which makes them used sparingly. More developments are needed toward easy-to-access soil toolboxes as a major step toward the operational use of hyperspectral soil products for Earth's surface processes monitoring and modelling, to allow non-experienced users to obtain new information based on non-expensive software packages where repeatability of the results is an important prerequisite. In this frame, based on the EU-FP7 EUFAR (European Facility for Airborne Research) project and EnMAP satellite science program, higher performing soil algorithms were developed at the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences as demonstrators for end-to-end processing chains with harmonized quality measures. The algorithms were built-in into the HYSOMA (Hyperspectral SOil MApper) software interface, providing an experimental platform for soil mapping applications of hyperspectral imagery that gives the choice of multiple algorithms for each soil parameter. The software interface focuses on fully automatic generation of semi-quantitative soil maps such as soil moisture, soil organic matter, iron oxide, clay content, and carbonate content. Additionally, a field calibration option calculates fully quantitative soil maps provided ground truth soil data are available. Implemented soil algorithms have been tested and validated using extensive in-situ ground truth data sets. The source of the HYSOMA code was developed as standalone IDL software to allow easy implementation in the hyperspectral and non-hyperspectral communities. Indeed, within the hyperspectral community, IDL language is very widely used, and for non-expert users that do not have an ENVI license, such software can be executed as a binary version using the free IDL virtual machine under various operating systems. Based on the growing interest of users in the software interface, the experimental software was adapted for public release version in 2012, and since then ~80 users of hyperspectral soil products downloaded the soil algorithms at www.gfz-potsdam.de/hysoma. The software interface was distributed for free as IDL plug-ins under the IDL-virtual machine. Up-to-now distribution of HYSOMA was based on a close source license model, for non-commercial and educational purposes. Currently, the HYSOMA is being under further development in the context of the EnMAP satellite mission, for extension and implementation in the EnMAP Box as EnSoMAP (EnMAP SOil MAPper). The EnMAP Box is a freely available, platform-independent software distributed under an open source license. In the presentation we will focus on an update of the HYSOMA software interface status and upcoming implementation in the EnMAP Box. Scientific software validation, associated publication record and users responses as well as software management and transition to open source will be discussed.

Chabrillat, Sabine; Guillaso, Stephane; Eisele, Andreas; Rogass, Christian

2014-05-01

126

AdaNET Dynamic Software Inventory (DSI) prototype component acquisition plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A component acquisition plan contains the information needed to evaluate, select, and acquire software and hardware components necessary for successful completion of the AdaNET Dynamic Software Inventory (DSI) Management System Prototype. This plan will evolve and be applicable to all phases of the DSI prototype development. Resources, budgets, schedules, and organizations related to component acquisition activities are provided. A purpose and description of a software or hardware component which is to be acquired are presented. Since this is a plan for acquisition of all components, this section is not applicable. The procurement activities and events conducted by the acquirer are described and who is responsible is identified, where the activity will be performed, and when the activities will occur for each planned procurement. Acquisition requirements describe the specific requirements and standards to be followed during component acquisition. The activities which will take place during component acquisition are described. A list of abbreviations and acronyms, and a glossary are contained.

Hanley, Lionel

1989-01-01

127

Development of a Software Tool to Automate ADCO Flight Controller Console Planning Tasks  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This independent study project covers the development of the International Space Station (ISS) Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) Planning Exchange APEX Tool. The primary goal of the tool is to streamline existing manual and time-intensive planning tools into a more automated, user-friendly application that interfaces with existing products and allows the ADCO to produce accurate products and timelines more effectively. This paper will survey the current ISS attitude planning process and its associated requirements, goals, documentation and software tools and how a software tool could simplify and automate many of the planning actions which occur at the ADCO console. The project will be covered from inception through the initial prototype delivery in November 2011 and will include development of design requirements and software as well as design verification and testing.

Anderson, Mark G.

2011-01-01

128

Benefits of advanced software techniques for mission planning systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The increasing complexity of modern spacecraft, and the stringent requirement for maximizing their mission return, call for a new generation of Mission Planning Systems (MPS). In this paper, we discuss the requirements for the Space Mission Planning and the benefits which can be expected from Artificial Intelligence techniques through examples of applications developed by Matra Marconi Space.

Gasquet, A.; Parrod, Y.; Desaintvincent, A.

1994-01-01

129

Individualized Program Planning (IPP): ECS to Grade 12. Programming for Students with Special Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource is a revision of the teaching resource Individualized Program Plans (1995), Book 3 (ED392232) in the Programming for Students with Special Needs series. It aims to create a bridge between the product, the process and the underlying vision of Individualized Program Planning (IPP). The Standards for Special Education (Amended June…

Online Submission, 2006

2006-01-01

130

42 CFR 456.180 - Individual written plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...iii) Restorative and rehabilitative services; (iv) Activities; (v) Therapies; (vi) Social services; (vii) Diet; and (viii) Special procedures recommended for the health and safety of the patient; (5) Plans for continuing...

2010-10-01

131

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

132

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under Age 21 in Psychiatric Facilities or Programs...a team of professionals specified under § 441.156 in consultation with...requirements for— (1) Recertification under §§ 456.60(b),...

2010-10-01

133

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under Age 21 in Psychiatric Facilities or Programs...a team of professionals specified under § 441.156 in consultation with...requirements for— (1) Recertification under §§ 456.60(b),...

2014-10-01

134

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under Age 21 in Psychiatric Facilities or Programs...a team of professionals specified under § 441.156 in consultation with...requirements for— (1) Recertification under §§ 456.60(b),...

2011-10-01

135

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under Age 21 in Psychiatric Facilities or Programs...a team of professionals specified under § 441.156 in consultation with...requirements for— (1) Recertification under §§ 456.60(b),...

2012-10-01

136

42 CFR 441.155 - Individual plan of care.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under Age 21 in Psychiatric Facilities or Programs...a team of professionals specified under § 441.156 in consultation with...requirements for— (1) Recertification under §§ 456.60(b),...

2013-10-01

137

Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) software quality plan. Part 1 : ASC software quality engineering practices version 1.0.  

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 DOE/AL Quality Criteria (QC-1) as conformance to customer requirements and expectations. This quality plan defines the ASC program software quality practices and provides mappings of these practices to the SNL Corporate Process Requirements (CPR 1.3.2 and CPR 1.3.6) and the Department of Energy (DOE) document, ASCI Software Quality Engineering: Goals, Principles, and Guidelines (GP&G). This quality plan identifies ASC management and software project teams' responsibilities for cost-effective software engineering quality practices. The SNL ASC Software Quality Plan establishes the signatories commitment to improving software products by applying cost-effective software engineering quality practices. This document explains the project teams opportunities for tailoring and implementing the practices; enumerates the practices that compose the development of SNL ASC's software products; and includes a sample assessment checklist that was developed based upon the practices in this document.

Minana, Molly A.; Sturtevant, Judith E.; Heaphy, Robert; Hodges, Ann Louise; Boucheron, Edward A.; Drake, Richard Roy; Forsythe, Christi A.; Schofield, Joseph Richard, Jr.; Pavlakos, Constantine James; Williamson, Charles Michael; Edwards, Harold Carter

2005-01-01

138

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

139

An overview of the planned CCAT software system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CCAT will be a 25m diameter sub-millimeter telescope capable of operating in the 0.2 to 2.1mm wavelength range. It will be located at an altitude of 5600m on Cerro Chajnantor in northern Chile near the ALMA site. The anticipated first generation instruments include large format (60,000) kinetic inductance detector (KID) cameras, a large format heterodyne array and a direct detection multi-object spectrometer. The paper describes the architecture of the CCAT software and the development strategy.

Jenness, Tim; Shepherd, Martin C.; Schaaf, Reinhold; Sayers, Jack; Ossenkopf, Volker; Nikola, Thomas; Marsden, Gaelen; Higgins, Ronan; Edwards, Kevin; Brazier, Adam

2014-07-01

140

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

141

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

142

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

143

A software architecture for hard real-time execution of automatically synthesized plans or control laws  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design of a flexible, real-time software architecture for trajectory planning and automatic control of redundant manipulators is described. Emphasis is placed on a technique of designing control systems that are both flexible and robust yet have good real-time performance. The solution presented involves an artificial intelligence algorithm that dynamically reprograms the real-time control system while planning system behavior.

Schoppers, Marcel

1994-01-01

144

Software Tools to Support Research on Airport Departure Planning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A simple, portable and useful collection of software tools has been developed for the analysis of airport surface traffic. The tools are based on a flexible and robust traffic-flow model, and include calibration, validation and simulation functionality for this model. Several different interfaces have been developed to help promote usage of these tools, including a portable Matlab(TM) implementation of the basic algorithms; a web-based interface which provides online access to automated analyses of airport traffic based on a database of real-world operations data which covers over 250 U.S. airports over a 5-year period; and an interactive simulation-based tool currently in use as part of a college-level educational module. More advanced applications for airport departure traffic include taxi-time prediction and evaluation of "windowing" congestion control.

Carr, Francis; Evans, Antony; Feron, Eric; Clarke, John-Paul

2003-01-01

145

Individual Education Plan Goals and Services for Adolescents With Autism: Impact of Age and Educational Setting  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study is to describe the educational programs for adolescents with autism (age 12—16 years) in inclusion and noninclusion settings as reflected in their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, services, and curricular adaptations...

Kurth, Jennifer A.; Mastergeorge, Ann M.

2010-11-01

146

Parking and routing information system phase 1 evaluation -- Individual evaluation test plans  

SciTech Connect

A parking and routing information system (PARIS) is being designed and deployed at a test site on the Mountain Home Veterans Administration campus in Johnson City, Tennessee using three sensor technologies. The purpose of the PARIS project is to demonstrate innovative integration of vehicle sensing technologies with parking management strategies to improve mobility and relieve congestion associated with a growing medical/technology complex. This technical memorandum presents the four individual evaluation test plans, System Performance Individual Evaluation Test Plan, User Acceptance Individual Evaluation Test Plan, Institutional and Business Issues Individual Evaluation Test Plan, and Transportation Systems Individual Evaluation Test Plan, which were developed to support ORNL`s responsibilities and functions during the four studies. The plans define the level of effort required to satisfy the data collection, processing, and analysis requirements for the assessment of the system performance, user acceptance, institutional and business issues, and transportation systems components of the PARIS phase 1 evaluation. Each plan is divided into three subsections: executive summary, detailed study design, and study management.

Carter, R.J.

1997-04-01

147

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

148

Lessons Learned from Research on Individual Educational Plans in Sweden: Obstacles, Opportunities and Future Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1995, all Swedish compulsory schools have had a legal obligation to establish individual educational plans (IEPs) for pupils with special educational needs. However, previous research shows that there are a number of issues associated with how these plans are used in schools' overall work and identifies a discrepancy between educational…

Andreasson, Ingela; Asp-Onsjö, Lisa; Isaksson, Joakim

2013-01-01

149

Career Planning: Towards a More Inclusive Model for Women and Diverse Individuals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the 1953 introduction of Super's model of career development, many publications regarding career development and career planning have been developed. However, career planning models for women and diverse individuals are not prevalent. This paper contains a literature review of various well-known models that have few specific applications for…

Banks, Claretha H.

2006-01-01

150

Using Planning Time To Individualize Instruction for Preschoolers with Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire completed by 453 preschool teachers and three focus groups examined how preschool teachers planned classroom activities and individualized instruction for children with disabilities. Results indicated that teachers spent between 1 and 5 hours per week planning, used some procedures that conflicted with recommended practices, and…

Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie

2003-01-01

151

Individual Transition Plans: The Teacher's Curriculum Guide for Helping Youth with Special Needs. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a guide to the development of Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) for students with disabilities. It includes 37 sample ITPs for students with a wide variety of disabilities. The first four chapters describe the formatting necessary for designing the transition planning document and then describe each of the 10 goals, which range from…

Wehman, Paul

152

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

153

Individualized Career Education Plan (ICEP) K-12, and Comprehensive Career Guidance System. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first section of this guide presents the Individualized Career Education Planning (ICEP) system, which provides major organizing and implementing components for comprehensive, individualized career guidance and instruction including: ICEP forms for recording career development goals and short-term objectives, guidance and instructional…

Rouson, William E.

154

NEAMS Software Licensing, Release, and Distribution: Implications for FY2013 Work Package Planning  

SciTech Connect

The vision of the NEAMS program is to bring truly predictive modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to the nuclear engineering community in order to enable a new approach to the analysis of nuclear systems. NEAMS anticipates issuing in FY 2018 a full release of its computational 'Fermi Toolkit' aimed at advanced reactor and fuel cycles. The NEAMS toolkit involves extensive software development activities, some of which have already been underway for several years, however, the Advanced Modeling and Simulation Office (AMSO), which sponsors the NEAMS program, has not yet issued any official guidance regarding software licensing, release, and distribution policies. This motivated an FY12 task in the Capability Transfer work package to develop and recommend an appropriate set of policies. The current preliminary report is intended to provide awareness of issues with implications for work package planning for FY13. We anticipate a small amount of effort associated with putting into place formal licenses and contributor agreements for NEAMS software which doesn't already have them. We do not anticipate any additional effort or costs associated with software release procedures or schedules beyond those dictated by the quality expectations for the software. The largest potential costs we anticipate would be associated with the setup and maintenance of shared code repositories for development and early access to NEAMS software products. We also anticipate an opportunity, with modest associated costs, to work with the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) to clarify export control assessment policies for software under development.

Bernholdt, David E [ORNL

2012-06-01

155

CDApps: integrated software for experimental planning and data processing at beamline B23, Diamond Light Source  

PubMed Central

The B23 Circular Dichroism beamline at Diamond Light Source has been operational since 2009 and has seen visits from more than 200 user groups, who have generated large amounts of data. Based on the experience of overseeing the users’ progress at B23, four key areas requiring the most assistance are identified: planning of experiments and note-keeping; designing titration experiments; processing and analysis of the collected data; and production of experimental reports. To streamline these processes an integrated software package has been developed and made available for the users. The subsequent article summarizes the main features of the software. PMID:25723950

Hussain, Rohanah; Benning, Kristian; Javorfi, Tamas; Longo, Edoardo; Rudd, Timothy R.; Pulford, Bill; Siligardi, Giuliano

2015-01-01

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CDApps: integrated software for experimental planning and data processing at beamline B23, Diamond Light Source.  

PubMed

The B23 Circular Dichroism beamline at Diamond Light Source has been operational since 2009 and has seen visits from more than 200 user groups, who have generated large amounts of data. Based on the experience of overseeing the users' progress at B23, four key areas requiring the most assistance are identified: planning of experiments and note-keeping; designing titration experiments; processing and analysis of the collected data; and production of experimental reports. To streamline these processes an integrated software package has been developed and made available for the users. The subsequent article summarizes the main features of the software. PMID:25723950

Hussain, Rohanah; Benning, Kristian; Javorfi, Tamas; Longo, Edoardo; Rudd, Timothy R; Pulford, Bill; Siligardi, Giuliano

2015-03-01

157

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

158

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

159

Configuration management plan. System definition and project development. Repository Based Software Engineering (RBSE) program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is the configuration management Plan for the AdaNet Repository Based Software Engineering (RBSE) contract. This document establishes the requirements and activities needed to ensure that the products developed for the AdaNet RBSE contract are accurately identified, that proposed changes to the product are systematically evaluated and controlled, that the status of all change activity is known at all times, and that the product achieves its functional performance requirements and is accurately documented.

Mckay, Charles

1991-01-01

160

An integrated approach for requirement selection and scheduling in software release planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is essential for product software companies to decide which requirements should be included in the next release and to\\u000a make an appropriate time plan of the development project. Compared to the extensive research done on requirement selection,\\u000a very little research has been performed on time scheduling. In this paper, we introduce two integer linear programming models\\u000a that integrate time

Chen Li; Marjan van den Akker; Sjaak Brinkkemper; Guido Diepen

2010-01-01

161

Design and implementation of a compliant robot with force feedback and strategy planning software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Force-feedback robotics techniques are being developed for automated precision assembly and servicing of NASA space flight equipment. Design and implementation of a prototype robot which provides compliance and monitors forces is in progress. Computer software to specify assembly steps and makes force feedback adjustments during assembly are coded and tested for three generically different precision mating problems. A model program demonstrates that a suitably autonomous robot can plan its own strategy.

Premack, T.; Strempek, F. M.; Solis, L. A.; Brodd, S. S.; Cutler, E. P.; Purves, L. R.

1984-01-01

162

RE-PLAN: An Extensible Software Architecture to Facilitate Disaster Response Planning.  

PubMed

Computational tools are needed to make data-driven disaster mitigation planning accessible to planners and policymakers without the need for programming or GIS expertise. To address this problem, we have created modules to facilitate quantitative analyses pertinent to a variety of different disaster scenarios. These modules, which comprise the REsponse PLan ANalyzer (RE-PLAN) framework, may be used to create tools for specific disaster scenarios that allow planners to harness large amounts of disparate data and execute computational models through a point-and-click interface. Bio-E, a user-friendly tool built using this framework, was designed to develop and analyze the feasibility of ad hoc clinics for treating populations following a biological emergency event. In this article, the design and implementation of the RE-PLAN framework are described, and the functionality of the modules used in the Bio-E biological emergency mitigation tool are demonstrated. PMID:25419503

O'Neill, Martin; Mikler, Armin R; Indrakanti, Saratchandra; Tiwari, Chetan; Jimenez, Tamara

2014-12-01

163

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

164

A Full-Featured User Friendly CO{sub 2}-EOR and Sequestration Planning Software  

SciTech Connect

A Full-Featured, User Friendly CO{sub 2}-EOR and Sequestration Planning Software This project addressed the development of an integrated software solution that includes a graphical user interface, numerical simulation, visualization tools and optimization processes for reservoir simulation modeling of CO{sub 2}-EOR. The objective was to assist the industry in the development of domestic energy resources by expanding the application of CO{sub 2}-EOR technologies, and ultimately to maximize the CO{sub 2} sequestration capacity of the U.S. The software resulted in a field-ready application for the industry to address the current CO{sub 2}-EOR technologies. The software has been made available to the public without restrictions and with user friendly operating documentation and tutorials. The software (executable only) can be downloaded from NITEC’s website at www.nitecllc.com. This integrated solution enables the design, optimization and operation of CO{sub 2}-EOR processes for small and mid-sized operators, who currently cannot afford the expensive, time intensive solutions that the major oil companies enjoy. Based on one estimate, small oil fields comprise 30% of the of total economic resource potential for the application of CO{sub 2}-EOR processes in the U.S. This corresponds to 21.7 billion barrels of incremental, technically recoverable oil using the current “best practices”, and 31.9 billion barrels using “next-generation” CO{sub 2}-EOR techniques. The project included a Case Study of a prospective CO{sub 2}-EOR candidate field in Wyoming by a small independent, Linc Energy Petroleum Wyoming, Inc. NITEC LLC has an established track record of developing innovative and user friendly software. The Principle Investigator is an experienced manager and engineer with expertise in software development, numerical techniques, and GUI applications. Unique, presently-proprietary NITEC technologies have been integrated into this application to further its ease of use and technical functionality.

Savage, Bill

2013-11-30

165

Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are reviews of two computer software packages for Apple II computers; "Organic Spectroscopy," and "Videodisc Display Program" for use with "The Periodic Table Videodisc." A sample spectrograph from "Organic Spectroscopy" is included. (CW)

Journal of Chemical Education, 1989

1989-01-01

166

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

167

Individual Academic Plan for Semester Studies at a Foreign Institution Semester of study abroad  

E-print Network

-curricular, and professional development activities, if any, while on study abroad: NU Guidelines for credit transfer: CreditIndividual Academic Plan for Semester Studies at a Foreign Institution Name: Semester of study abroad: Institution: Academic Advisor at foreign institution: Academic goals for the semester: Courses

Shahriar, Selim

168

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 career-related…

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

2010-01-01

169

The influence of sex differences and individual task performance on brain activation during planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several studies have attempted to identify the neuronal basis of sex differences in cognition. However, group differences in cognitive ability rather than genuine neurocognitive differences between the sexes may account for their results. Here, we compare with functional magnetic resonance imaging the relation between gender, individual task performance, and planning-related brain activation. Men and women preselected to display identical performance

J. M. Unterrainer; C. C. Ruff; B. Rahm; C. P. Kaller; J. Spreer; R. Schwarzwald; U. Halsband

2005-01-01

170

Individual Education Plan Goals and Services for Adolescents with Autism: Impact of Age and Educational Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to describe the educational programs for adolescents with autism (age 12-16 years) in inclusion and noninclusion settings as reflected in their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, services, and curricular adaptations. Students who were included in general education math and language arts instruction had fewer…

Kurth, Jennifer; Mastergeorge, Ann M.

2010-01-01

171

Prism: a New Approach to Radiotherapy Planning Software Ira J. Kalet, Ph.D., Jonathan P. Jacky, Ph.D.,  

E-print Network

Prism: a New Approach to Radiotherapy Planning Software Ira J. Kalet, Ph.D., Jonathan P. Jacky, Ph, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2442 z current address: RSA, Inc., 22 Terry Ave., Burlington, MA 01803 1 #12;Prism: New Approach to RTP Software/Kalet 2 Abstract Purpose: We describe the capabilities and performance of Prism

Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

172

Status and future plans for the Vienna VLBI Software VieVS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Vienna VLBI Software (VieVS) is a new VLBI analysis software which has been developed at the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics of the Vienna University of Technology since 2008. In this software, which is written in Matlab, the most recent IERS Conventions and are implemented, and through a graphical user interface it is easy to use. Lately, two new modules have been added to the official version of VieVS. One is a simulation module (VIE_SIM) which allows to create simulated VLBI observations. The other is a global solution module (VIE_GLOB) which can be used for combining several sessions in a global solution in order to derive e.g. a terrestrial and/or a celestial reference frame. In this presentation an overview of VieVS and its current status will be given and its performance will be demonstrated by showing selected results. We also discuss the planned future developments of VieVS. These include the possibility to use external tropospheric delays obtained, e.g. by ray-tracing through numerical weather models, to use external ionospheric corrections from, e.g. GNSS TEC maps, and to implement a Kalman filter solution. We also plan to cover earlier steps in the VLBI data processing chain, like ambiguity resolution, which have not been considered so far in VieVS.

Nilsson, T.; Böhm, J.; Böhm, S.; Madzak, M.; Nafisi, V.; Plank, L.; Spicakova, H.; Sun, J.; Tierno Ros, C.; Schuh, H.

2011-07-01

173

Numerous notations, methodologies, and tools exist to support software system modeling. While individual models help to  

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, refinement, traceability, model connector 1 INTRODUCTION Software engineering researchers and practitioners- ios and entity-relationship diagrams, while its design may be captured in class, object, collaboration describing the same artifact (e.g., a class instance in object and collaboration diagrams in a design), and 2

Egyed, Alexander

174

Using Speech Recognition Software to Increase Writing Fluency for Individuals with Physical Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students with physical disabilities often have difficulty with writing fluency, despite the use of various strategies, adaptations, and assistive technology (AT). One possible intervention is the use of speech recognition software, although there is little research on its impact on students with physical disabilities. This study used an…

Garrett, Jennifer Tumlin; Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Fowler, Linda P.; Alberto, Paul A.; Fredrick, Laura D.; O'Rourke, Colleen M.

2011-01-01

175

Learning individual group skills for software analysis and design in Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software development projects are usually carried out in teams with analysts and designers having to work together towards a common solution. In order to succeed in this environment graduates need to be able to listen to users and to each other, to express their ideas to users and colleagues, to defend their designs, debate design decisions and reach agreement on

Judy Backhouse

2005-01-01

176

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. PMID:24058652

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

2013-01-01

177

Assessing software upgrades, plan properties and patient geometry using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) complexity metrics  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: The aim of this study is to compare the sensitivity of different metrics to detect differences in complexity of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans following upgrades, changes to planning parameters, and patient geometry. Correlations between complexity metrics are also assessed. Method: A program was developed to calculate a series of metrics used to describe the complexity of IMRT fields using monitor units (MUs) and multileaf collimator files: Modulation index (MI), modulation complexity score (MCS), and plan intensity map variation (PIMV). Each metric, including the MUs, was used to assess changes in beam complexity for six prostate patients, following upgrades in the inverse planning optimization software designed to incorporate direct aperture optimization (DAO). All beams were delivered to a 2D ionization chamber array and compared to those calculated using gamma analysis. Each complexity metric was then calculated for all beams, on a different set of six prostate IMRT patients, to assess differences between plans calculated using different minimum field sizes and different maximum segment numbers. Different geometries, including CShape, prostate, and head and neck phantoms, were also assessed using the metrics. Correlations between complexity metrics were calculated for 20 prostate IMRT patients. Results: MU, MCS, MI, and PIMV could all detect reduced complexity following an upgrade to the optimization leaf sequencer, although only MI and MCS could detect a reduction in complexity when one-step optimization (DAO) was employed rather than two-step optimization. All metrics detected a reduction in complexity when the minimum field size was increased from 1 to 4 cm and all apart from PIMV detected reduced complexity when the number of segments was significantly reduced. All metrics apart from MI showed differences in complexity depending on the treatment site. Significant correlations exist between all metrics apart from MI and PIMV for prostate IMRT patients. Treatment deliverability appeared to be more correlated with MI and MCS than MU or PIMV. Conclusions: The application of complexity metrics in the IMRT treatment planning process has been demonstrated. Complexity of treatment plans can vary for different inverse planning software versions and can depend on planning parameters and the treatment site. MCS is most suitable for inclusion within the cost function to limit complexity in IMRT optimization due to its sensitivity to complexity changes and correlation to treatment deliverability.

McGarry, Conor K.; Chinneck, Candice D.; O'Toole, Monica M.; O'Sullivan, Joe M; Prise, Kevin M.; Hounsell, Alan R. [Radiotherapy Physics, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast BT9 7AB, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Radiotherapy Physics, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast BT9 7AB, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Clinical Oncology, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast BT9 7AB, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Radiotherapy Physics, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast BT9 7AB, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

2011-04-15

178

Numerical arc segmentation algorithm for a radio conference: A software tool for communication satellite systems planning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Numerical Arc Segmentation Algorithm for a Radio Conference (NASARC) provides a method of generating predetermined arc segments for use in the development of an allotment planning procedure to be carried out at the 1988 World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC) on the Use of the Geostationary Satellite Orbit and the Planning of Space Services Utilizing It. Through careful selection of the predetermined arc (PDA) for each administration, flexibility can be increased in terms of choice of system technical characteristics and specific orbit location while reducing the need for coordination among administrations. The NASARC software determines pairwise compatibility between all possible service areas at discrete arc locations. NASARC then exhaustively enumerates groups of administrations whose satellites can be closely located in orbit, and finds the arc segment over which each such compatible group exists. From the set of all possible compatible groupings, groups and their associated arc segments are selected using a heuristic procedure such that a PDA is identified for each administration. Various aspects of the NASARC concept and how the software accomplishes specific features of allotment planning are discussed.

Whyte, W. A.; Heyward, A. O.; Ponchak, D. S.; Spence, R. L.; Zuzek, J. E.

1988-01-01

179

Validation of the 'FeMorph' software in planning cam osteochondroplasty by incorporating labral morphology.  

PubMed

Impingement resulting from a cam deformity may cause pain, limit the hip joint range of motion (RoM) and lead to osteoarthritis. We have previously developed FeMorph software to quantify and plan corrective surgery and predict hip RoM post surgery. This study aimed to validate the software and evaluate the influence of the acetabular labrum on hip RoM. Computed tomography data from 92 femur-pelvis pairs were analysed in conjunction with the inter/intra-observer reliability. Four cadaveric hips were dissected, and the three-dimensional (3D) shape and size of the acetabular labrum for these hips was obtained using laser scan. The influence of the acetabular labrum in the RoM and subsequent planning for corrective surgery were then evaluated in cadavers for models with and without a labrum, and used as a first step towards validation of FeMorph RoM prediction. FeMorph was successfully used to model cam deformities and plan corrective surgery. Three-dimensional alpha angles were reduced to below 50° after virtual surgery without an excessive reduction in femoral neck cross-sectional area, which could increase fracture risk. A mean increase of 8° ± 2° in permitted internal rotation was observed during impingement testing following removal of the labrum. FeMorph provides a reliable and useful method to model and plan cam deformity correction. This study indicates that the presence of the labrum is responsible for a substantial decrease in permitted internal rotation at the hip joint. This has implications for surgical planning models which often only account for bony impingement. PMID:25483882

Masjedi, Milad; Mandalia, Rakhee; Aqil, Adeel; Cobb, Justin

2014-12-01

180

Software Verification and Validation Plan Activities, 2011, Project Number: N6423, SAPHIRE Version 8  

SciTech Connect

The SV&V Plan experienced changes over the past year to bring it into the operational software life cycle of SAPHIRE 8 and to maintain its sections on design features. Peer review of the SVVP with the former IV&V members identified the need for the operational use of metrics as a tool for quality maintenance and improvement. New tests were added to the SVVP to verify the operation of the new design features incorporated into SAPHIRE 8. Other additions to the SVVP were the addition of software metrics and the PDR and CDR processes. Audit support was provided for the NRC Technical Manager and Project Manager for the NRC OIG Audit performed throughout 2011. The SVVP is considered to be an up to date reference and useful roadmap of verification and validation activities going forward.

Kurt G. Vedros; Curtis L. Smith

2011-11-01

181

Benefits of Matching Domain Structure for Planning Software: The Right Stuff  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We investigated the role of domain structure in software design. We compared 2 planning applications, for a Mission Control group (International Space Station), and measured users speed and accuracy. Based on our needs analysis, we identified domain structure and used this to develop new prototype software that matched domain structure better than the legacy system. We took a high-fidelity analog of the natural task into the laboratory and found (large) periformance differences, favoring the system that matched domain structure. Our task design enabled us to attribute better periormance to better match of domain structure. We ran through the whole development cycle, in miniature, from needs analysis through design, development, and evaluation. Doing so enabled inferences not just about the particular systems compared, but also provided evidence for the viability of the design process (particularly needs analysis) that we are exploring.

Billman, Dorrit Owen; Arsintescu, Lucica; Feary, Michael S.; Lee, Jessica Chia-Rong; Smith, Asha Halima; Tiwary, Rachna

2011-01-01

182

SOFTWARE SYSTEMS MAJOR GRADUATION PLAN This is a guideline only. For full regulations refer to the SFU Calendar.  

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to the SFU Calendar. 1 FOR STUDENTS APPROVED AS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS MAJORS BEGINNING FALL 2010 Student Name MAJOR GRADUATION PLAN This is a guideline only. For full regulations refer to the SFU Calendar. 2 This graduation plan is a guideline only. Please refer to the SFU calendar for full details. 1. LOWER

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SOFTWARE SYSTEMS MAJOR GRADUATION PLAN This is a guideline only. For full regulations refer to the SFU Calendar.  

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to the SFU Calendar. 1 FOR STUDENTS APPROVED AS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS MAJORS BEGINNING FALL 2007 Student Name MAJOR GRADUATION PLAN This is a guideline only. For full regulations refer to the SFU Calendar. 2 This graduation plan is a guideline only. Please refer to the SFU calendar for full details. 1. LOWER

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Collaborative versus Individual Use of Regulative Software Scaffolds during Scientific Inquiry Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scaffolds to plan, monitor, and evaluate learning within technology-enhanced inquiry and modeling environments are often little used by students. One reason may be that students frequently work collaboratively in these settings and their group work may interfere with the use of regulative supports. This research compared the use of regulative…

Manlove, Sarah; Lazonder, Ard W.; de Jong, Ton

2009-01-01

185

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

186

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

187

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

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NOTE: Individual radiation therapy patient whole-body phantoms for peripheral dose evaluations: method and specific software  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study presents a method aimed at creating radiotherapy (RT) patient-adjustable whole-body phantoms to permit retrospective and prospective peripheral dose evaluations for enhanced patient radioprotection. Our strategy involves virtual whole-body patient models (WBPM) in different RT treatment positions for both genders and for different age groups. It includes a software tool designed to match the anatomy of the phantoms with the anatomy of the actual patients, based on the quality of patient data available. The procedure for adjusting a WBPM to patient morphology includes typical dimensions available in basic auxological tables for the French population. Adjustment is semi-automatic. Because of the complexity of the human anatomy, skilled personnel are required to validate changes made in the phantom anatomy. This research is part of a global project aimed at proposing appropriate methods and software tools capable of reconstituting the anatomy and dose evaluations in the entire body of RT patients in an adapted treatment planning system (TPS). The graphic user interface is that of a TPS adapted to obtain a comfortable working process. Such WBPM have been used to supplement patient therapy planning images, usually restricted to regions involved in treatment. Here we report, as an example, the case of a patient treated for prostate cancer whose therapy planning images were complemented by an anatomy model. Although present results are preliminary and our research is ongoing, they appear encouraging, since such patient-adjusted phantoms are crucial in the optimization of radiation protection of patients and for follow-up studies.

Alziar, I.; Bonniaud, G.; Couanet, D.; Ruaud, J. B.; Vicente, C.; Giordana, G.; Ben-Harrath, O.; Diaz, J. C.; Grandjean, P.; Kafrouni, H.; Chavaudra, J.; Lefkopoulos, D.; de Vathaire, F.; Diallo, I.

2009-09-01

189

Fitting heteroscedastic regression models to individual pharmacokinetic data using standard statistical software  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the analysis of individual pharmacokinetic data by nonlinear regression it is important to allow for possible heterogeneity of variance in the response. Two common methods of doing this are weighted least squares with appropriate weights or data transformation using a suitable transform. With either approach it is appealing to let the data determine the appropriate choice of weighting scheme

David M. Giltinan; David Ruppert

1989-01-01

190

Designing and Implementing a Distributed System Architecture for the Mars Rover Mission Planning Software (Maestro)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Distributed systems allow scientists from around the world to plan missions concurrently, while being updated on the revisions of their colleagues in real time. However, permitting multiple clients to simultaneously modify a single data repository can quickly lead to data corruption or inconsistent states between users. Since our message broker, the Java Message Service, does not ensure that messages will be received in the order they were published, we must implement our own numbering scheme to guarantee that changes to mission plans are performed in the correct sequence. Furthermore, distributed architectures must ensure that as new users connect to the system, they synchronize with the database without missing any messages or falling into an inconsistent state. Robust systems must also guarantee that all clients will remain synchronized with the database even in the case of multiple client failure, which can occur at any time due to lost network connections or a user's own system instability. The final design for the distributed system behind the Mars rover mission planning software fulfills all of these requirements and upon completion will be deployed to MER at the end of 2005 as well as Phoenix (2007) and MSL (2009).

Goldgof, Gregory M.

2005-01-01

191

Workflow for High-content, Individual Cell Quantification of Fluorescent Markers from Universal Microscope Data, Supported by Open Source Software  

PubMed Central

Advances in understanding the control mechanisms governing the behavior of cells in adherent mammalian tissue culture models are becoming increasingly dependent on modes of single-cell analysis. Methods which deliver composite data reflecting the mean values of biomarkers from cell populations risk losing subpopulation dynamics that reflect the heterogeneity of the studied biological system. In keeping with this, traditional approaches are being replaced by, or supported with, more sophisticated forms of cellular assay developed to allow assessment by high-content microscopy. These assays potentially generate large numbers of images of fluorescent biomarkers, which enabled by accompanying proprietary software packages, allows for multi-parametric measurements per cell. However, the relatively high capital costs and overspecialization of many of these devices have prevented their accessibility to many investigators. Described here is a universally applicable workflow for the quantification of multiple fluorescent marker intensities from specific subcellular regions of individual cells suitable for use with images from most fluorescent microscopes. Key to this workflow is the implementation of the freely available Cell Profiler software1 to distinguish individual cells in these images, segment them into defined subcellular regions and deliver fluorescence marker intensity values specific to these regions. The extraction of individual cell intensity values from image data is the central purpose of this workflow and will be illustrated with the analysis of control data from a siRNA screen for G1 checkpoint regulators in adherent human cells. However, the workflow presented here can be applied to analysis of data from other means of cell perturbation (e.g., compound screens) and other forms of fluorescence based cellular markers and thus should be useful for a wide range of laboratories. PMID:25549286

Stockwell, Simon R.; Mittnacht, Sibylle

2014-01-01

192

EB 2011 Trainee Symposium on The Individual Development Plan Â? Plotting a Career Trajectory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) provide a planning process that helps identify both career objectives and professional development needs. IDPs have been successfully incorporated into the performance review process by many business organizations. Creation of an IDP can be especially helpful in career planning for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of how to create their own IDPs and will be provided tools and resources to get started. They will begin the process of self-assessment, learn how to effectively explore career options, become familiar with principles for effective goal setting, and discuss how to find and work with mentors to implement their plan. As part of the career exploration process, participants will have the opportunity to get inside information about a wide variety of career fields by meeting in small groups with scientists who work in diverse environments including academic medical centers, major research universities, small liberal arts college, the military, industry, and government.

Philip Clifford (Medical College of Wisconsin)

2011-04-13

193

Demographic-Based Perceptions of Adequacy of Software Security's Presence within Individual Phases of the Software Development Life Cycle  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The topic of software security has become paramount in information technology (IT) related scholarly research. Researchers have addressed numerous software security topics touching on all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC): requirements gathering phase, design phase, development phase, testing phase, and maintenance phase.…

Kramer, Aleksey

2013-01-01

194

38 CFR 21.8082 - Inability of child to complete individualized written plan of vocational rehabilitation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Individualized Written Plan of Vocational Rehabilitation § 21.8082 Inability of child to complete...

2013-07-01

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38 CFR 21.8082 - Inability of child to complete individualized written plan of vocational rehabilitation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Individualized Written Plan of Vocational Rehabilitation § 21.8082 Inability of child to complete...

2012-07-01

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38 CFR 21.8082 - Inability of child to complete individualized written plan of vocational rehabilitation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea-Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects Individualized Written Plan of Vocational Rehabilitation § 21.8082 Inability of child to complete...

2014-07-01

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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 are covered. This month`s Tech Notes include: (1) a study linking development and reservoir silting in El Salvador, (2) publication of a guide for small hydro operatos, and (3) publication of a text outlining the development of hydroelectric power in Russia.

NONE

1993-12-31

198

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

199

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

200

S:\\PDC\\Planning\\03 Space Management\\3.5Software\\CAFM System\\User Documentation\\Function Definitons NonAcademic.docx Room Function Definitions  

E-print Network

S:\\PDC\\Planning\\03 Space Management\\3.5Software\\CAFM System\\User Documentation\\Function Definitons safety, hazardous waste, etc. #12;S:\\PDC\\Planning\\03 Space Management\\3.5Software\\CAFM System because it is under construction. Non Institutional use Non Intuitional Use (NIU) #12;S:\\PDC

Papautsky, Ian

201

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

202

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

203

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 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...

2012-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-04-01 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...

2014-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 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...

2011-04-01

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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

208

Effectiveness of an impairment-based individualized rehabilitation program using an iPad-based software platform  

PubMed Central

The delivery of tablet-based rehabilitation for individuals with post-stroke aphasia is relatively new, therefore, this study examined the effectiveness of an iPad-based therapy to demonstrate improvement in specific therapy tasks and how the tasks affect overall language and cognitive skills. Fifty-one individuals with aphasia due to a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) were recruited to use an iPad-based software platform, Constant Therapy, for a 10 week therapy program. Participants were split into an experimental (N = 42) and control (N = 9) group. Both experimental and control participants received a 1 h clinic session with a clinician once a week, the experimental participants additionally practiced the therapy at home. Participants did not differ in the duration of the therapy and both groups of participants showed improvement over time in the tasks used for the therapy. However, experimental participants used the application more often and showed greater changes in accuracy and latency on the tasks than the control participants; experimental participants' severity level at baseline as measured by standardized tests of language and cognitive skills were a factor in improvement on the tasks. Subgroups of task co-improvement appear to occur between different language tasks, between different cognitive tasks, and across both domains. Finally, experimental participants showed more significant and positive changes due to therapy in their standardized tests than control participants. These results provide preliminary evidence for the usefulness of a tablet-based platform to deliver tailored language and cognitive therapy to individuals with aphasia. PMID:25601831

Des Roches, Carrie A.; Balachandran, Isabel; Ascenso, Elsa M.; Tripodis, Yorghos; Kiran, Swathi

2015-01-01

209

[Individual plan for school integration of students living with a chronic disease: four years of experience].  

PubMed

We developed the Individual plan for school integration (projet d'accueil individualisé, PAI) to promote quality of life and school and social integration of the increasing number of children living with a chronic disease. The PAI is utilized in every child with a chronic disease having an impact on his schooling, and defines the child's specific health needs, treatments and measures necessary at school. It clarifies the roles and responsibilities of partners involved. The number of PAl increases since its creation in 2004. Its prevalence is 1% for pre-school and primary, 0.6% for low secondary (12-14 years old) and 0.2% for post-mandatory schools. Its utility is acknowledged by families, schools and child's doctors. It reassures parents and teachers and develops a better knowledge of the children with chronic diseases at school. PMID:19947455

Bittar-Fulpius, L; Jodry, H; Jeannot, E; Duperrex, O

2009-10-21

210

Seamless transitions from early prototypes to mature operational software - A technology that enables the process for planning and scheduling applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

New and innovative software technology is presented that provides a cost effective bridge for smoothly transitioning prototype software, in the field of planning and scheduling, into an operational environment. Specifically, this technology mixes the flexibility and human design efficiency of dynamic data typing with the rigor and run-time efficiencies of static data typing. This new technology provides a very valuable tool for conducting the extensive, up-front system prototyping that leads to specifying the correct system and producing a reliable, efficient version that will be operationally effective and will be accepted by the intended users.

Hornstein, Rhoda S.; Wunderlich, Dana A.; Willoughby, John K.

1992-01-01

211

Not Going to Take This Anymore: Multi-objective Overtime Planning for Software Engineering Projects  

E-print Network

leads, not only to greater software engineer job satisfaction, but also to improved customer organisations using 3 standard evaluation measures and 3 different approaches to risk assessment. Our results satisfaction in the resulting software products [8]. Looking to the wider (non-software-engineering specific

Harman, Mark

212

“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. PMID:22977428

Holum, Lene Chr

2012-01-01

213

Company's Unusual Plan to Package Commercial Software with Business Textbooks Produces a Measure of Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Course Technology Inc. has developed 10 products combining textbooks with commercial software for college accounting, business, computer science, and statistics courses. Five of the products use Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet software. The products have been positively received by teachers and students. (DB)

Watkins, Beverly T.

1992-01-01

214

Evaluating the Content of Individualized Education Programs and 504 Plans of Young Adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree with which Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans prepared for middle school students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) conformed to best practices and included evidence-based services. Specifically, we examined the problem areas identified in the statement of…

Spiel, Craig F.; Evans, Steven W.; Langberg, Joshua M.

2014-01-01

215

Individual Plans for Children in Transition to Pre-School: A Case Study in One Finnish Day-Care Centre  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines a case study on teachers' and parents' perspectives on children's individual plans in transition from early childhood education to pre-school in Finland. The study was based on the importance of continuity as a part of positive educational transition experiences. The national curricula, educators' interpretations and parents'…

Turunen, Tuija A.

2012-01-01

216

Career Interventions: Practices and Preferences of Southern New England High School Counselors Supporting Students' Individual Learning Plans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this research was to examine public high school counselors' career interventions practices and preferences in comprehensive school counseling programs. Secondarily, this study investigated how those career intervention practices support students' Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). The research questions guiding this study…

Wilkerson, Belinda J.

2010-01-01

217

History. 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 using several Sight and Sound Program concepts, this volume presents approximately 120 predrafted individual short-term Plan/Records for secondary level students in the subject area of United States history, and step-by-step directions for their use by Oregon resource teachers, secondary…

Flores, Merced, Comp.

218

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS When planning a trip abroad, individuals sometimes take information, technology and equipment with them.  

E-print Network

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS When planning a trip abroad, individuals to be aware of the impact of export control regulations when traveling internationally. Export control to most countries oftentimes does not raise any export control concerns. In some cases, an exclusion

Farritor, Shane

219

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.

220

Incentives Analysis and Individual Decision Making in the Planning of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This UNESCO-sponsored report explores the value of applying incentive-based management concepts to educational planning. There is a continuing need for macro-educational planning if overall system coordination, coherence, efficiency, and equity are to be ensured. Chapter 1, "Incentive Concepts and Macro-Educational Planning," reviews key concepts…

Kemmerer, Frances N., Ed.; Windham, Douglas M., Ed.

221

29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...termination administrator to wind up the affairs of the plan and...are for services necessary to wind up the affairs of the plan and...termination administrator to wind up the plan in accordance with...the term control means the power to exercise a controlling...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

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29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...termination administrator to wind up the affairs of the plan and...are for services necessary to wind up the affairs of the plan and...termination administrator to wind up the plan in accordance with...the term control means the power to exercise a controlling...

2012-07-01

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29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...termination administrator to wind up the affairs of the plan and...are for services necessary to wind up the affairs of the plan and...termination administrator to wind up the plan in accordance with...the term control means the power to exercise a controlling...

2013-07-01

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29 CFR 2578.1 - Termination of abandoned individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...termination administrator to wind up the affairs of the plan and...are for services necessary to wind up the affairs of the plan and...termination administrator to wind up the plan in accordance with...the term control means the power to exercise a controlling...

2014-07-01

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Trip Router with Individualized Preferences (TRIP): Incorporating Personalization into Route Planning  

E-print Network

Planning Julia Letchner John Krumm Eric Horvitz University of Washington Microsoft Research Microsoft planning systems (Windows Live Local, Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps, etc.) generate driving directions using for including driver preferences and time-variant traffic condition estimates in route planning. These methods

Krumm, John

227

75 FR 27341 - Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...transmission expansion and economic planning models. Integration of more components...surrounding the integration and modeling of...Algorithmic approaches in economic planning will also...generation assets, integration of variable...

2010-05-14

228

Software Program: Software Management Guidebook  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this NASA Software Management Guidebook is twofold. First, this document defines the core products and activities required of NASA software projects. It defines life-cycle models and activity-related methods but acknowledges that no single life-cycle model is appropriate for all NASA software projects. It also acknowledges that the appropriate method for accomplishing a required activity depends on characteristics of the software project. Second, this guidebook provides specific guidance to software project managers and team leaders in selecting appropriate life cycles and methods to develop a tailored plan for a software engineering project.

1996-01-01

229

Software Smarts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Under an SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) contract with Johnson Space Center, Knowledge Based Systems Inc. (KBSI) developed an intelligent software environment for modeling and analyzing mission planning activities, simulating behavior, and, using a unique constraint propagation mechanism, updating plans with each change in mission planning activities. KBSI developed this technology into a commercial product, PROJECTLINK, a two-way bridge between PROSIm, KBSI's process modeling and simulation software and leading project management software like Microsoft Project and Primavera's SureTrak Project Manager.

1998-01-01

230

Model-based Planning for State-related Changes to Infrastructure and Software as a Service Instances in Large Data Centers  

E-print Network

oriented planning approach based on state constraints to plan for changes of SaaS and IaaS components., Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Ser- vice (SaaS), it becomes more and more important value for customers on top of IaaS. A typical business application very often consists of a three

Kemper, Alfons

231

S:\\PDC\\Planning\\03 Space Management\\3.5Software\\CAFM System\\User Documentation\\Function Definitons Academic.docx Room Function Definitions  

E-print Network

S:\\PDC\\Planning\\03 Space Management\\3.5Software\\CAFM System\\User Documentation\\Function Definitons. Departmental research is funded from budgets that are not restricted to a specific project. #12;S:\\PDC academic departments used to establish and departmental library. #12;S:\\PDC\\Planning\\03 Space

Papautsky, Ian

232

Educational Software: A Canadian Plan for Information Sharing. Joint Provincial Courseware Cataloguing and Indexing Project. Volume I (Phase 1) [and] Computer Cataloguing and Indexing Survey: Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project which involved an intensive search of the literature and contacts with individuals in the field concerning the dissemination of information about educational software is described. Included are an analysis of education software information available to educators, a needs assessment of Canadian educators, and the generation of an…

Tennant, W.; And Others

233

Corganiser: a web-based software tool for planning time-sensitive sampling of whole rounds during scientific drilling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Corganiser is a software tool developed to simplify the process of preparing whole-round sampling plans for time-sensitive microbiology and geochemistry sampling during scientific drilling. It was developed during the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 347, but is designed to work with a wide range of core and section configurations and can thus be used in future drilling projects. Corganiser is written in the Python programming language and is implemented both as a graphical web interface and command-line interface. It can be accessed online at http://130.226.247.137/.

Marshall, I. P. G.

2014-12-01

234

42 CFR 436.219 - Individuals receiving State plan home and community-based services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

42 Public Health 4 2014-10-01...receiving State plan home and community-based services. ...Section 436.219 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES...receiving State plan home and community-based services....

2014-10-01

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42 CFR 435.219 - Individuals receiving State plan home and community-based services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

42 Public Health 4 2014-10-01...receiving State plan home and community-based services. ...Section 435.219 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE...SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES...receiving State plan home and community-based services....

2014-10-01

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Software Agents for Incremental, Team-Oriented Activity and Plan Recognition  

E-print Network

overload, geographical dis- tance, or because there has been limited time for co-training [13 environment. In these situations, they lose awareness of the plan progress more easily because of cognitive components being executed, so to keep track of the plan progress and to detect potential deviation from

Vasconcelos, Wamberto

237

Flight Software Issues in Onboard Automated Planning: Lessons Learned on EO1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Planning and scheduling systems for spacecraft operations have traditionally been an important step in the ground operations of mission planners. In the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment (ASE), this step is moved onboard the Earth Observing-1 spacecraft. The ASE features several advanced technologies: onboard image processing, a robust execution engine, and onboard planning and scheduling. This paper focuses on the onboard planner

Daniel Tran; Steve Chien; Gregg Rabideau; Benjamin Cichy

2004-01-01

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Evaluating software engineering methods and tools, part 7: planning feature analysis evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

When planning a feature analysis based evaluation of a method or tool the following areas should be addressed and included in the evaluation project plan:1. scope of the evaluation,2. basis of the evaluation,3. roles and responsibilities,4. procedures,5. assumptions and constraints made, and6. timescale and effort involved.These are discussed in the following sections.

Barbara Ann Kitchenham

1997-01-01

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29 CFR 2550.404a-3 - Safe harbor for distributions from terminated individual account plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Safe harbor . A fiduciary that meets the conditions...have satisfied its duties under section 404...undeliverable, the plan fiduciary shall, consistent with its duties under section 404...such steps, the fiduciary is...

2010-07-01

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38 CFR 21.6080 - Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...EDUCATION Temporary Program of Vocational Training for Certain New Pension Recipients...provisions governing duration of a vocational training program described in § 21...elects to terminate the planned vocational training program, he or she...

2011-07-01

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38 CFR 21.6080 - Requirement for an individualized written rehabilitation or employment assistance plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...EDUCATION Temporary Program of Vocational Training for Certain New Pension Recipients...provisions governing duration of a vocational training program described in § 21...elects to terminate the planned vocational training program, he or she...

2010-07-01

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Formal Methods Specification and Verification Guidebook for Software and Computer Systems. Volume 1; Planning and Technology Insertion  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Formal Methods Specification and Verification Guidebook for Software and Computer Systems describes a set of techniques called Formal Methods (FM), and outlines their use in the specification and verification of computer systems and software. Development of increasingly complex systems has created a need for improved specification and verification techniques. NASA's Safety and Mission Quality Office has supported the investigation of techniques such as FM, which are now an accepted method for enhancing the quality of aerospace applications. The guidebook provides information for managers and practitioners who are interested in integrating FM into an existing systems development process. Information includes technical and administrative considerations that must be addressed when establishing the use of FM on a specific project. The guidebook is intended to aid decision makers in the successful application of FM to the development of high-quality systems at reasonable cost. This is the first volume of a planned two-volume set. The current volume focuses on administrative and planning considerations for the successful application of FM.

1995-01-01

243

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

244

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System and Implications for Transition Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this manuscript is on the challenges faced by individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities within the criminal justice system. Prevalence data are cited and these data are interpreted in light of possible rationales for the disproportionate number of individuals with disabilities present within the system. Then the…

Smith, Tammy; Polloway, Edward A.; Patton, James R.; Beyer, Julia F.

2008-01-01

245

75 FR 64909 - Fiduciary Requirements for Disclosure in Participant-Directed Individual Account Plans  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...paragraph (i), as applicable. g. Glossary Although not part of the proposed rule...and beneficiaries would benefit from a glossary of investment and financial terms relevant...under the plan. Indeed, the lack of a glossary of investment terminology in the...

2010-10-20

246

Advanced software development workstation: Object-oriented methodologies and applications for flight planning and mission operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The work accomplished during the past nine months in order to help three different organizations involved in Flight Planning and in Mission Operations systems, to transition to Object-Oriented Technology, by adopting one of the currently most widely used Object-Oriented analysis and Design Methodology is summarized.

Izygon, Michel

1993-01-01

247

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

248

Software Tools  

Cancer.gov

Software Tools What is caBIG®? NCI's Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) is a virtual network of interconnected data, individuals, and organizations that redefines how research is conducted, care is provided, and patients/participants interact

249

Regression-based developmental models exemplified for Wisconsin Card Sorting Test parameters: Statistics and software for individual predictions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The prediction of an individual's score is relevant in clinical research and requires normative data and a statistical rationale. In the case of developmental research the latter is typically a set of descriptive statistics (e.g., standard scores) for a set of age groups. Here we illustrate a multiple regression approach with a set of 345 Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)

Christoph Klein; Friedrich Foerster; Klaus Hartnegg

2007-01-01

250

PERSONALITY PROCESSES AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES Goal Orientation and Planfulness: Action Styles as Personality Concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

We performed nine studies with partly overlapping samples from the United States and Germany to establish the reliability, validity; and usefulness of the concept of action style—a person-specific approach to action. Two principal-components-analyses factors are dealt with in more detail: goal orientation and planfulness. Both show high consistencies and have tcst-rctcst correlations of r = .47 and .48, respectively, across

Michael Frese; Judith Stewart; Bettina Hannover

251

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

252

Development of a standardized knowledge base to generate individualized medication plans automatically with drug administration recommendations  

PubMed Central

Aims We aimed to develop a generic knowledge base with drug administration recommendations which allows the generation of a dynamic and comprehensive medication plan and to evaluate its comprehensibility and potential benefit in a qualitative pilot study with patients and physicians. Methods Based on a literature search and previously published medication plans, a prototype was developed and iteratively refined through qualitative evaluation (interviews with patients and focus group discussions with physicians). To develop the recommendations for safe administration of specific drugs we screened the summary of product characteristics (SmPC) of different exemplary brands, allocated the generated advice to groups with brands potentially requiring the same advice, and reviewed these allocations regarding applicability and appropriateness of the recommendations. Results For the recommendations, 411 SmPCs of 140 different active ingredients including all available galenic formulations, routes of administrations except infusions, and administration devices were screened. Finally, 515 distinct administration recommendations were included in the database. In 926 different generic groups, 29 879 allocations of brands to general advice, food advice, indications, step-by-step instructions, or combinations thereof were made. Thereby, 27 216 of the preselected allocations (91.1%) were confirmed as appropriate. In total, one third of the German drug market was labelled with information. Conclusions Generic grouping of brands according to their active ingredient and other drug characteristics and allocation of standardized administration recommendations is feasible for a large drug market and can be integrated in a medication plan. PMID:24007451

Send, Alexander F J; Al-Ayyash, Adel; Schecher, Sabrina; Rudofsky, Gottfried; Klein, Ulrike; Schaier, Matthias; Pruszydlo, Markus G; Witticke, Diana; Lohmann, Kristina; Kaltschmidt, Jens; Haefeli, Walter E; Seidling, Hanna M

2013-01-01

253

26 CFR 1.401-11 - General rules relating to plans covering self-employed individuals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...all employees whose entire remuneration constitutes “wages” under...based on that part of their remuneration which is excluded from “wages...based on that part of their remuneration which is not so excluded...which covers self-employed individuals, none of whom is an...

2010-04-01

254

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...

255

Special Education Teacher Attrition: Development of a Resource Manual for Understanding the Individualized Educational Plan Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning special education teachers have been shown to experience attrition at an increasing rate. The literature has identified many factors contributing to special education teachers leaving the profession. Some of those factors include lack of knowledge regarding special education laws, the special education referral process, individualized

Quezada, Karina

2013-01-01

256

ESTATE PLANNING IS A TOPIC THAT IS OFTEN avoided by individuals because it deals with attitudes  

E-print Network

by someone with my family's interests and needs in mind? · Would estate taxes, probate fees and other and feelings about death, property ownership, business arrangements, marriage and family relationships that they or other family members may not be ready to contemplate. Some individuals have been overheard to say

257

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

258

Advanced software development workstation: Effectiveness of constraint-checking. [spaceflight simulation and planning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report summarizes the findings and lessons learned from the development of an intelligent user interface for a space flight planning simulation program, in the specific area related to constraint-checking. The different functionalities of the Graphical User Interface part and of the rule-based part of the system have been identified. Their respective domain of applicability for error prevention and error checking have been specified.

Izygon, Michel

1992-01-01

259

Nurse Practitioner and Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Degree Plan Curriculum for nurse practitioner majors and post-master's certificates. Curriculum is individualized  

E-print Network

Nurse Practitioner and Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Degree Plan Curriculum for nurse practitioner majors and post-master's certificates. Curriculum is individualized for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) applying for post-master's certificate. Curriculum for nurse practitioner majors

Ward, Karen

260

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

261

Software Verification and Validation Plan Activities, 2011 -- SAPHIRE 8 Quality Assurance  

SciTech Connect

SV&V Updates through FY11 An official update was released in February 2011. This update was to add a new automated test, to revise the SV&V wording to indicate the operational life cycle that SAPHIRE 8 has entered, and to provide design documentation for Inspection Planning Reports (which evolved into the Plant Risk Information e-Book (PRIB)) and Analysis Speed Improvements. Another update to the SV&V will be released in conjunction with this report in September 2011 to include the following: two new automated tests, the inclusion of metrics into the testing regime and references to the addition of the Preliminary Design Review and Critical Design Review processes.

Kurt G. Vedros; Curtis L. Smith

2011-09-01

262

SeaTrack: Ground station orbit prediction and planning software for sea-viewing satellites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An orbit prediction software package (Sea Track) was designed to assist High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) stations in the acquisition of direct broadcast data from sea-viewing spacecraft. Such spacecraft will be common in the near future, with the launch of the Sea viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) in 1994, along with the continued Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) series on NOAA platforms. The Brouwer-Lyddane model was chosen for orbit prediction because it meets the needs of HRPT tracking accuracies, provided orbital elements can be obtained frequently (up to within 1 week). Sea Track requires elements from the U.S. Space Command (NORAD Two-Line Elements) for the satellite's initial position. Updated Two-Line Elements are routinely available from many electronic sources (some are listed in the Appendix). Sea Track is a menu-driven program that allows users to alter input and output formats. The propagation period is entered by a start date and end date with times in either Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or local time. Antenna pointing information is provided in tabular form and includes azimuth/elevation pointing angles, sub-satellite longitude/latitude, acquisition of signal (AOS), loss of signal (LOS), pass orbit number, and other pertinent pointing information. One version of Sea Track (non-graphical) allows operation under DOS (for IBM-compatible personal computers) and UNIX (for Sun and Silicon Graphics workstations). A second, graphical, version displays orbit tracks, and azimuth-elevation for IBM-compatible PC's, but requires a VGA card and Microsoft FORTRAN.

Lambert, Kenneth S.; Gregg, Watson W.; Hoisington, Charles M.; Patt, Frederick S.

1993-01-01

263

Comparison of the Perspectives of Managers, Employees and Clients Regarding the Individual Barriers of Family Planning Counseling in Healthcare Centers of Isfahan in 2012  

PubMed Central

Background: Family planning is a lifestyle that is selected voluntarily and is based on the knowledge, attitude and responsible decision making by couples in order to promote the health and welfare of the family and the advancement of the society. In this regard, family planning counseling plays an important role in making informed decisions if used properly and in a responsible way. Detection of individual barriers in family planning counseling based on the viewpoints of managers, employees and clients who are key participants in the healthcare service provision is a major step towards appropriate planning to modify or eliminate such barriers. Objectives: The present study was conducted with the goal of comparing managers’, employees’ and clients’ viewpoints about individual barriers in family planning counseling in health care centers in Isfahan in 2012. Patients and Methods: This was a cross-sectional one-step three-group comparative descriptive study conducted on 295 subjects including 59 managers, 110 employees and 126 clients in medical health care centers in Isfahan in 2012. The managers and employees were selected by census sampling, and the clients were recruited through convenient random sampling. The data collection tool was a researcher-designed questionnaire, which was designed in two sections of fertility and personal characteristics, and viewpoint measurement. Descriptive and inferential statistical tests were used to analyze the data. Results: The obtained results showed significant differences between mean scores of viewpoints in three groups of managers, employees and clients concerning individual barriers in family planning counseling. In addition, most of the managers, employees and clients reported individual barriers as an intermediate level barrier in the process of family planning counseling. Conclusions: Results indicate that subjects in three studied groups hold different views regarding the individual barriers in family planning counseling. This difference in the perspectives may be a factor that affects the quality of the provided services. Therefore, it is necessary for the healthcare providers to consider the main concerns of their clients regarding family planning. PMID:24829779

Taheri, Safoura; Ehsanpour, Soheila; Kohan, Shahnaze; Farzi, Saba; Jaafarpour, Molouk; Direkvand-Moghaddam, Ashraf

2014-01-01

264

NASA-evolving to Ada: Five-year plan. A plan for implementing recommendations made by the Ada and software management assessment working group  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

At their March 1988 meeting, members of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Information Resources Management (IRM) Council expressed concern that NASA may not have the infrastructure necessary to support the use of Ada for major NASA software projects. Members also observed that the agency has no coordinated strategy for applying its experiences with Ada to subsequent projects (Hinners, 27 June 1988). To deal with these problems, the IRM Council chair appointed an intercenter Ada and Software Management Assessment Working Group (ASMAWG). They prepared a report (McGarry et al., March 1989) entitled, 'Ada and Software Management in NASA: Findings and Recommendations'. That report presented a series of recommendations intended to enable NASA to develop better software at lower cost through the use of Ada and other state-of-the-art software engineering technologies. The purpose here is to describe the steps (called objectives) by which this goal may be achieved, to identify the NASA officials or organizations responsible for carrying out the steps, and to define a schedule for doing so. This document sets forth four goals: adopt agency-wide software standards and policies; use Ada as the programming language for all mission software; establish an infrastructure to support software engineering, including the use of Ada, and to leverage the agency's software experience; and build the agency's knowledge base in Ada and software engineering. A schedule for achieving the objectives and goals is given.

1989-01-01

265

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

266

Financial constraints in capacity planning: a national utility regulatory model (NUREG). Volume III of III: software description. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This volume is the software description for the National Utility Regulatory Model (NUREG). This is the third of three volumes provided by ICF under contract number DEAC-01-79EI-10579. These three volumes are: a manual describing the NUREG methodology; a users guide; and a description of the software. This manual describes the software which has been developed for NUREG. This includes a listing of the source modules. All computer code has been written in FORTRAN.

None

1981-10-29

267

Software Model Of Software-Development Process  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Collection of computer programs constitutes software tool for simulation of medium- to large-scale software-development projects. Necessary to include easily identifiable and more-readily quantifiable characteristics like costs, times, and numbers of errors. Mathematical model incorporating these and other factors of dynamics of software-development process implemented in the Software Life Cycle Simulator (SLICS) computer program. Simulates dynamics of software-development process. In combination with input and output expert software systems and knowledge-based management software system, develops information for use in managing large software-development project. Intended to aid managers in planning, managing, and controlling software-development processes by reducing uncertainties in budgets, required personnel, and schedules.

Lin, Chi Y.; Synott, Debra J.; Levary, Reuven R.

1990-01-01

268

Role of virtual surgery in pre-operative planning: Assessing the individual components of functional nasal airway surgery  

PubMed Central

Introduction There are often multiple anatomic factors that contribute to nasal obstruction, creating difficulty in deciding which components to address for a successful outcome. The purpose of this pilot study is to demonstrate the effect of individual components of functional nasal airway surgery in a patient with multifactorial obstruction and discuss the potential benefit of computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-aided virtual surgery. Methods A 53 year old female underwent septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and nasal valve repair. Pre- and post-operative digital nasal models were created from CT images and nasal resistance was calculated using CFD techniques. The digital models were then manipulated to isolate the effects of the components of the surgery, creating a nasal valve repair alone model and a septoplasty/turbinate reduction alone model. Results Bilateral nasal resistance on the post-operative model was approximately 25% less than pre-operative values. Similarly, CFD analysis showed reductions in nasal resistance of the virtual models: 19% reduction with intranasal surgery alone and 6% reduction with nasal valve repair alone. Conclusions Most of the reduction in nasal resistance was accomplished with performance of septoplasty and inferior turbinate reduction. The contribution from nasal valve repair was less in comparison but not insignificant. This pilot study implies that CFD-aided virtual surgery may be useful as part of pre-operative planning in patients with multifactorial anatomic nasal airway obstruction. PMID:22508896

Rhee, John S.; Cannon, Daniel E.; Frank, Dennis O.; Kimbell, Julia S.

2013-01-01

269

Earth Observing System/Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (EOS/AMSU-A) software management plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document defines the responsibilites for the management of the like-cycle development of the flight software installed in the AMSU-A instruments, and the ground support software used in the test and integration of the AMSU-A instruments.

Schwantje, Robert

1994-01-01

270

Serving Students with Disabilities via Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Meetings: Employing a Self-Organizing Systems Perspective as a Philosophical Agent of Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a way to frame individualized education plan (IEP) meetings using the concept of self-organizing systems, which can produce novel outputs from dynamic interaction among system components. Identifies components of an IEP system, their complex nature, and responsiveness to impacts and suggests ways to improve meeting outputs. (SK)

McCombs-Tolis, Jules

2002-01-01

271

Implementing Digital Individual Development Planning in Teacher Education: The Challenges of Communication in Relation to the Development of ICT-Supported Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a study of the experiences of a group of teacher educators during the 2006-2007 academic year, when they participated in a project to try out and implement digital individual development planning (which in Swedish is digital "Individuella Utvecklings-Planer" or IUP) in a teacher education faculty at a Swedish university. The…

Granberg, Carina

2009-01-01

272

Guideline on Software Maintenance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Citing a need for a strong, clearly-defined approach to software maintenance, this report emphasizes the importance of maintenance throughout the life cycle of a software system. It also stresses the need to plan, develop, use, and maintain a software system with future maintenance in mind. The report presents guidance for controlling and…

National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.

273

Web-based collaboration in individual care planning challenges the user and the provider roles – toward a power transition in caring relationships  

PubMed Central

Background and objective The Individual Care Plan (ICP) was introduced in Norway to meet new statutory requirements for user participation in health care planning, incorporating multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration. A web-based solution (electronic ICP [e-ICP]) was used to support the planning and documentation. The aim of this study was to investigate how web-based collaboration challenged user and professional roles. Methods Data were obtained from 15 semistructured interviews with users and eight with care professionals, and from two focus-group interviews with eight care professionals in total. The data were analyzed using systematic text condensation in a stepwise analysis model. Results Users and care professionals took either a proactive or a reluctant role in e-ICP collaboration. Where both user and care professionals were proactive, the pairing helped to ensure that the planning worked well; so did pairings of proactive care professionals and reluctant users. Proactive users paired with reluctant care professionals also made care planning work, thanks to the availability of information and the users’ own capacity or willingness to conduct the planning. Where both parties were reluctant, no planning activities occurred. Conclusion Use of the e-ICP challenged the user–professional relationship. In some cases, a power transition took place in the care process, which led to patient empowerment. This knowledge might be used to develop a new understanding of how role function can be challenged when users and care professionals have equal access to health care documentation and planning tools. PMID:25525367

Bjerkan, Jorunn; Vatne, Solfrid; Hollingen, Anne

2014-01-01

274

Payload software technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A software analysis was performed of known STS sortie payload elements and their associated experiments. This provided basic data for STS payload software characteristics and sizes. A set of technology drivers was identified based on a survey of future technology needs and an assessment of current software technology. The results will be used to evolve a planned approach to software technology development. The purpose of this plan is to ensure that software technology is advanced at a pace and a depth sufficient to fulfill the identified future needs.

1976-01-01

275

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

276

A System for Supporting Project-Based Exercise in Software Development with Facilities to Detect Students Automatically who Are Required Individual Tutoring  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: - In recent years, large-scale-sizing and complication of software development are being followed wholehearted ly. On top of that fast delivery and low costdevelopments,are being required as compared to up to now, and the environments, which surround software development are becoming more severe. For this reason, the industry is demanding high talented people with potentials of practical senses from

HIROAKI HASHIURA; KOTARO YAMASHITA; TATSUYA ISHIKAWA; YUKA ISOZAKI; RYOTA CHIBA; YUICHI INOUE; SEIICHI KOMIYA

2008-01-01

277

Software verification and testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

General procedures for software verification and validation are provided as a guide for managers, programmers, and analysts involved in software development. The verification and validation procedures described are based primarily on testing techniques. Testing refers to the execution of all or part of a software system for the purpose of detecting errors. Planning, execution, and analysis of tests are outlined in this document. Code reading and static analysis techniques for software verification are also described.

1985-01-01

278

Software Quality Assurance Plan for GoldSim Models Supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites Performance Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect

This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) applies to the development and maintenance of GoldSim models supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) performance assessments (PAs) and composite analyses (CAs). Two PA models have been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) as of November 2006 for the PA maintenance work undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). NNSA/NSO asked NSTec to assume the custodianship of the models for future development and maintenance. The models were initially developed by Neptune and Company (N&C).

Gregory J. Shott, Vefa Yucel

2007-01-03

279

Space Station Software Recommendations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Four panels of invited experts and NASA representatives focused on the following topics: software management, software development environment, languages, and software standards. Each panel deliberated in private, held two open sessions with audience participation, and developed recommendations for the NASA Space Station Program. The major thrusts of the recommendations were as follows: (1) The software management plan should establish policies, responsibilities, and decision points for software acquisition; (2) NASA should furnish a uniform modular software support environment and require its use for all space station software acquired (or developed); (3) The language Ada should be selected for space station software, and NASA should begin to address issues related to the effective use of Ada; and (4) The space station software standards should be selected (based upon existing standards where possible), and an organization should be identified to promulgate and enforce them. These and related recommendations are described in detail in the conference proceedings.

Voigt, S. (editor)

1985-01-01

280

Software assurance standard  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This standard specifies the software assurance program for the provider of software. It also delineates the assurance activities for the provider and the assurance data that are to be furnished by the provider to the acquirer. In any software development effort, the provider is the entity or individual that actually designs, develops, and implements the software product, while the acquirer is the entity or individual who specifies the requirements and accepts the resulting products. This standard specifies at a high level an overall software assurance program for software developed for and by NASA. Assurance includes the disciplines of quality assurance, quality engineering, verification and validation, nonconformance reporting and corrective action, safety assurance, and security assurance. The application of these disciplines during a software development life cycle is called software assurance. Subsequent lower-level standards will specify the specific processes within these disciplines.

1992-01-01

281

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

282

The Stickybear Reading Comprehension Series: Science. School Version with Lesson Plans for Ages 7-10. Volume 1. 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 the invention of velcro to the journey of food through the digestive system, the open-ended reading comprehension program is versatile…

1996

283

A new software platform to support feature-based process planning for interoperable STEP-NC manufacture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing has evolved with the use of faster, more precise and more capable CNC controllers and machine tools. The enhancements in machine tools however have not been integrated under a common platform to support computer aided design (CAD)\\/computer aided manufacturing (CAM)\\/CNC software interoperability and as a result a plethora of standards are being used for these

A. Nassehi; R. Liu; Stephen T. Newman

2007-01-01

284

Software Quality Assurance Metrics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) is a planned and systematic set of activities that ensures conformance of software life cycle processes and products conform to requirements, standards and procedures. In software development, software quality means meeting requirements and a degree of excellence and refinement of a project or product. Software Quality is a set of attributes of a software product by which its quality is described and evaluated. The set of attributes includes functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability. Software Metrics help us understand the technical process that is used to develop a product. The process is measured to improve it and the product is measured to increase quality throughout the life cycle of software. Software Metrics are measurements of the quality of software. Software is measured to indicate the quality of the product, to assess the productivity of the people who produce the product, to assess the benefits derived from new software engineering methods and tools, to form a baseline for estimation, and to help justify requests for new tools or additional training. Any part of the software development can be measured. If Software Metrics are implemented in software development, it can save time, money, and allow the organization to identify the caused of defects which have the greatest effect on software development. The summer of 2004, I worked with Cynthia Calhoun and Frank Robinson in the Software Assurance/Risk Management department. My task was to research and collect, compile, and analyze SQA Metrics that have been used in other projects that are not currently being used by the SA team and report them to the Software Assurance team to see if any metrics can be implemented in their software assurance life cycle process.

McRae, Kalindra A.

2004-01-01

285

Planning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learning how to plan a science investigation is an important component of learning how to do investigative science. The plan will guide the students to find evidence to respond to their focus question or problem that needs to be solved. This chapter descr

Michael P. Klentschy

2008-04-01

286

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

287

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. PMID:24152480

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

2013-01-01

288

Software reuse  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software reuse is the process of creating software systems from existing software rather than building software systems from scratch. This simple yet powerful vision was introduced in 1968. Software reuse has, however, failed to become a standard software engineering practice. In an attempt to understand why, researchers have renewed their interest in software reuse and in the obstacles to implementing

Charles W. Krueger

1992-01-01

289

Measuring software design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An extensive series of studies of software design measures conducted by the Software Engineering Laboratory is described. Included are the objectives and results of the studies, the method used to perform the studies, and the problems encountered. The document should be useful to researchers planning similar studies as well as to managers and designers concerned with applying quantitative design measures.

1986-01-01

290

Older people with and without dementia participating in the development of an individual plan with digital calendar and message board  

Microsoft Academic Search

The EU-funded project ‘Middleware Platform for eMPOWERing older people and people with cognitive impairments - MPOWER’ is aimed at developing a technical middleware platform that enables rapid development of flexible, domain-specific applications that can be personalised for individual use. We focused on creating a set of reusable components that can easily be combined in order to provide the most relevant

Torhild Holthe; Ståle Walderhaug

2010-01-01

291

Ascent/Descent Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Ascent/Descent Software Suite has been used to support a variety of NASA Shuttle Program mission planning and analysis activities, such as range safety, on the Integrated Planning System (IPS) platform. The Ascent/Descent Software Suite, containing Ascent Flight Design (ASC)/Descent Flight Design (DESC) Configuration items (Cis), lifecycle documents, and data files used for shuttle ascent and entry modeling analysis and mission design, resides on IPS/Linux workstations. A list of tools in Navigation (NAV)/Prop Software Suite represents tool versions established during or after the IPS Equipment Rehost-3 project.

Brown, Charles; Andrew, Robert; Roe, Scott; Frye, Ronald; Harvey, Michael; Vu, Tuan; Balachandran, Krishnaiyer; Bly, Ben

2012-01-01

292

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

293

Individualized Communications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

IntelliWeb and IntelliPrint, products from MicroMass Communications, utilize C Language Integrated Production System (CLIPS), a development and delivery expert systems tool developed at Johnson Space Center. IntelliWeb delivers personalized messages by dynamically creating single web pages or entire web sites based on information provided by each website visitor. IntelliPrint is a product designed to create tailored, individualized messages via printed media. The software uses proprietary technology to generate printed messages that are personally relevant and tailored to meet each individual's needs. Intelliprint is in use in many operations including Brystol-Myers Squibb's personalized newsletter, "Living at Your Best," geared to each recipient based on a health and lifestyle survey taken earlier; and SmithKline Beecham's "Nicorette Committed Quitters Program," in which customized motivational materials support participants in their attempt to quit smoking.

1997-01-01

294

NASA Software Documentation Standard  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Software Documentation Standard (hereinafter referred to as "Standard") is designed to support the documentation of all software developed for NASA; its goal is to provide a framework and model for recording the essential information needed throughout the development life cycle and maintenance of a software system. The NASA Software Documentation Standard can be applied to the documentation of all NASA software. The Standard is limited to documentation format and content requirements. It does not mandate specific management, engineering, or assurance standards or techniques. This Standard defines the format and content of documentation for software acquisition, development, and sustaining engineering. Format requirements address where information shall be recorded and content requirements address what information shall be recorded. This Standard provides a framework to allow consistency of documentation across NASA and visibility into the completeness of project documentation. The basic framework consists of four major sections (or volumes). The Management Plan contains all planning and business aspects of a software project, including engineering and assurance planning. The Product Specification contains all technical engineering information, including software requirements and design. The Assurance and Test Procedures contains all technical assurance information, including Test, Quality Assurance (QA), and Verification and Validation (V&V). The Management, Engineering, and Assurance Reports is the library and/or listing of all project reports.

1991-01-01

295

Software Reuse Issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Langley Research Center sponsored a Workshop on NASA Research in Software Reuse on November 17-18, 1988 in Melbourne, Florida, hosted by Software Productivity Solutions, Inc. Participants came from four NASA centers and headquarters, eight NASA contractor companies, and three research institutes. Presentations were made on software reuse research at the four NASA centers; on Eli, the reusable software synthesis system designed and currently under development by SPS; on Space Station Freedom plans for reuse; and on other reuse research projects. This publication summarizes the presentations made and the issues discussed during the workshop.

Voigt, Susan J. (editor); Smith, Kathryn A. (editor)

1989-01-01

296

Dtest Testing Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This software runs a suite of arbitrary software tests spanning various software languages and types of tests (unit level, system level, or file comparison tests). The dtest utility can be set to automate periodic testing of large suites of software, as well as running individual tests. It supports distributing multiple tests over multiple CPU cores, if available. The dtest tool is a utility program (written in Python) that scans through a directory (and its subdirectories) and finds all directories that match a certain pattern and then executes any tests in that directory as described in simple configuration files.

Jain, Abhinandan; Cameron, Jonathan M.; Myint, Steven

2013-01-01

297

Software Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSC 450. Software Engineering (3) Prerequisite: CSC 332 and senior standing. Study of the design and production of large and small software systems. Topics include systems engineering, software life-cycle and characterization; use of software tools. Substantial software project required.

Dr Gene Tagliarini

298

Software Quality, Software Process,  

E-print Network

on wishful thinking. In this paper, the state of the testing art, and the theory describing it, is critically is that software development is a mysterious art, and only careful control of its practicioners can avert disaster of successful engineering, but a relatively minor part. The essence of engineering is scienti c support for its

Hamlet, Richard

299

Microcomputer Hardware and Software Directory: Guidance and Counseling Services in Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rise in microcomputer applications to counseling prompted a study to determine the extent of microcomputer hardware and software use in the counseling and career planning centers of Virginia's education system and to establish a point of contact list so that potential buyers could talk to individuals already using a particular piece of…

Taylor, Howard T.

300

Exploring AVS for HPDC Software Integration: Case Studies Towards Parallel Support for GIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present here several recent results and summarize ongoing and planned projects at NPAC (Northeast Parallel Architectures Center) which explore AVS as a software integration tool for High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC). Individual projects are used first to expose different aspects of this evaluation process and we then focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and illustrate our approach towards developing

Gang Cheng; Chris Faigle; Geoffrey C. Fox; Wojtek Furmanski; Bin Li; Kim Mills

1993-01-01

301

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

302

PROVIDING TRANSPARENCY IN THE BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE  

E-print Network

to reason about business identification, product architecture design, risk identification, product placement it can be used as a planning tool for product software distribution. 1 SOFTWARE BUSINESSES ARE BLENDS for the software industry as well, where software products and services are no longer monolithical systems

Finkelstein, Anthony

303

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.

304

MESA Individual Academic Plan 1 MESA Individual Academic Plan  

E-print Network

: Writing: Total: SAT Subject Tests (competitive majors at some UC campuses and at some private colleges recommend particular SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate subject proficiency. Check with the specific campuses Fall and Spring Semesters (College Prep courses only): 6 th Grade: / 7 th Grade: / 8 th Grade: / 9 th

Wang, Hai

305

Annotated bibliography of Software Engineering Laboratory literature  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is an annotated bibliography of technical papers, documents, and memorandums produced by or related to the Software Engineering Laboratory. Nearly 200 publications are summarized. These publications cover many areas of software engineering and range from research reports to software documentation. This document has been updated and reorganized substantially since the original version (SEL-82-006, November 1982). All materials have been grouped into eight general subject areas for easy reference: the Software Engineering Laboratory; the Software Engineering Laboratory: software development documents; software tools; software models; software measurement; technology evaluations; Ada technology; and data collection. This document contains an index of these publications classified by individual author.

Morusiewicz, Linda; Valett, Jon

1993-01-01

306

Annotated bibliography of software engineering laboratory literature  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An annotated bibliography of technical papers, documents, and memorandums produced by or related to the Software Engineering Laboratory is given. More than 100 publications are summarized. These publications cover many areas of software engineering and range from research reports to software documentation. This document has been updated and reorganized substantially since the original version (SEL-82-006, November 1982). All materials have been grouped into eight general subject areas for easy reference: the Software Engineering Laboratory; the Software Engineering Laboratory-software development documents; software tools; software models; software measurement; technology evaluations; Ada technology; and data collection. Subject and author indexes further classify these documents by specific topic and individual author.

Groves, Paula; Valett, Jon

1990-01-01

307

Annotated bibliography of Software Engineering Laboratory literature  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An annotated bibliography of technical papers, documents, and memorandums produced by or related to the Software Engineering Laboratory is given. More than 100 publications are summarized. These publications cover many areas of software engineering and range from research reports to software documentation. All materials have been grouped into eight general subject areas for easy reference: The Software Engineering Laboratory; The Software Engineering Laboratory: Software Development Documents; Software Tools; Software Models; Software Measurement; Technology Evaluations; Ada Technology; and Data Collection. Subject and author indexes further classify these documents by specific topic and individual author.

Morusiewicz, Linda; Valett, Jon D.

1991-01-01

308

Orbit Software Suite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Orbit Software Suite is used to support a variety of NASA/DM (Dependable Multiprocessor) mission planning and analysis activities on the IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) platform. The suite of Orbit software tools (Orbit Design and Orbit Dynamics) resides on IPS/Linux workstations, and is used to perform mission design and analysis tasks corresponding to trajectory/ launch window, rendezvous, and proximity operations flight segments. A list of tools in Orbit Software Suite represents tool versions established during/after the Equipment Rehost-3 Project.

Osgood, Cathy; Williams, Kevin; Gentry, Philip; Brownfield, Dana; Hallstrom, John; Stuit, Tim

2012-01-01

309

Modeling software artifact count attribute with s-curves  

E-print Network

The estimation of software project attributes, such as size, is important for software project resource planning and process control. However, research regarding software attribute modeling, such as size, effort, and cost, are high-level and static...

Ma, Norman K

2008-10-10

310

Modeling software artifact count attribute with s-curves  

E-print Network

The estimation of software project attributes, such as size, is important for software project resource planning and process control. However, research regarding software attribute modeling, such as size, effort, and cost, are high-level and static...

Ma, Norman K.

2009-05-15

311

Software and Global Health: Assessing Vaccine Cold Chains from  

E-print Network

Software and Global Health: Assessing Vaccine Cold Chains from National Equipment Inventories of inventory based cold chain planning to global health 2. Stakeholders for global health software 3. Software

Anderson, Richard

312

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

313

Software Carpentry: lessons learned  

PubMed Central

Over the last 15 years, Software Carpentry has evolved from a week-long training course at the US National Laboratories into a worldwide volunteer effort to raise standards in scientific computing. This article explains what we have learned along the way, the challenges we now face, and our plans for the future. PMID:24715981

Wilson, Greg

2014-01-01

314

Software Testing and Verification  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The current issue of the IBM Systems Journal examines many aspects of software testing and verification. This new material contains ten articles written by workers in the IBM Research Division. Some of the papers, such as Testing z/OS, might be specific to IBM operations; however, most can be useful to individuals or companies implementing similar testing strategies. One article in particular discusses three case studies of Orthogonal Defect Classification and how it can be used "to improve software testing." Although the issue cannot be downloaded as a whole, individual papers can be viewed or downloaded in various formats.

315

Managers Handbook for Software Development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Methods and aids for the management of software development projects are presented. The recommendations are based on analyses and experiences with flight dynamics software development. The management aspects of organizing the project, producing a development plan, estimation costs, scheduling, staffing, preparing deliverable documents, using management tools, monitoring the project, conducting reviews, auditing, testing, and certifying are described.

Agresti, W.; Mcgarry, F.; Card, D.; Page, J.; Church, V.; Werking, R.

1984-01-01

316

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

317

Demystifying software What is software?  

E-print Network

as you think } ECE 468: Computer Security } Hackers? Hackers! } ECE 444/450: Software Engineering } HowDing Yuan Demystifying software #12;What is software? 2 } Anyone? } Computer programs, or the non-tangible parts of computer #12;Myth #1: programming is too hard 3 Too many languages: C, Java, Python

Prodiæ, Aleksandar

318

Software Design Improvements. Part 1; Software Benefits and Limitations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer hardware and associated software have been used for many years to process accounting information, to analyze test data and to perform engineering analysis. Now computers and software also control everything from automobiles to washing machines and the number and type of applications are growing at an exponential rate. The size of individual program has shown similar growth. Furthermore, software and hardware are used to monitor and/or control potentially dangerous products and safety-critical systems. These uses include everything from airplanes and braking systems to medical devices and nuclear plants. The question is: how can this hardware and software be made more reliable? Also, how can software quality be improved? What methodology needs to be provided on large and small software products to improve the design and how can software be verified?

Lalli, Vincent R.; Packard, Michael H.; Ziemianski, Tom

1997-01-01

319

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

320

Educational Management through Microcomputer Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to determine whether business software packages (word processing, financial management, data management, graphics, statistical, or multi-functional integrated software packages with business applications) are effective tools for public service professionals (educators and government workers) when applied directly to individuals' daily…

Gander, Sharon L.

321

Use of Speech Recognition Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Speech recognition software for the personal or office computer is a relatively new area of technology. As the number of these products has increased so has use of this software. Some individuals will employ speech recognition systems due to difficulty with the conventional keyboard and mouse interface; others will use it for perceived efficiency or simply novelty. Regardless of the

Marc J Haxer; Leslie W Guinn; Norman D Hogikyan

2001-01-01

322

Models of software development environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a general model of software development environments that consists of three components: policies, mechanisms and structures. The advantage of this formalization is that it distinguishes precisely those aspects of an environment that are useful in comparing and contrasting software development environments. We introduce four classes of models by means of a sociological metaphor that emphasizes scale: the individual,

Dewayne E. Perry; Gail E. Kaiser

1988-01-01

323

Goldfish bowl panel: Software development analytics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gaming companies now routinely apply data mining to their user data in order to plan the next release of their software. We predict that such software development analytics will become commonplace, in the near future. For example, as large software systems migrate to the cloud, they are divided and sold as dozens of smaller apps; when shopping inside the cloud,

Tim Menzies; Thomas Zimmermann

2012-01-01

324

Automated Sequence Generation Process and Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

"Automated sequence generation" (autogen) signifies both a process and software used to automatically generate sequences of commands to operate various spacecraft. The autogen software comprises the autogen script plus the Activity Plan Generator (APGEN) program. APGEN can be used for planning missions and command sequences.

Gladden, Roy

2007-01-01

325

Software Management Environment (SME): Components and algorithms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document presents the components and algorithms of the Software Management Environment (SME), a management tool developed for the Software Engineering Branch (Code 552) of the Flight Dynamics Division (FDD) of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The SME provides an integrated set of visually oriented experienced-based tools that can assist software development managers in managing and planning software development projects. This document describes and illustrates the analysis functions that underlie the SME's project monitoring, estimation, and planning tools. 'SME Components and Algorithms' is a companion reference to 'SME Concepts and Architecture' and 'Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) Relationships, Models, and Management Rules.'

Hendrick, Robert; Kistler, David; Valett, Jon

1994-01-01

326

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

327

Streamlining Collaborative Planning in Spacecraft Mission Architectures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During the past two decades, the planning and scheduling community has substantially increased the capability and efficiency of individual planning and scheduling systems. Relatively recently, research work to streamline collaboration between planning systems is gaining attention. Spacecraft missions stand to benefit substantially from this work as they require the coordination of multiple planning organizations and planning systems. Up to the present time this coordination has demanded a great deal of human intervention and/or extensive custom software development efforts. This problem will become acute with increased requirements for cross-mission plan coordination and multi -spacecraft mission planning. The Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is taking innovative steps to define collaborative planning architectures, and to identify coordinated planning tools for Cross-Mission Campaigns. Prototypes are being developed to validate these architectures and assess the usefulness of the coordination tools by the planning community. This presentation will focus on one such planning coordination too], named Visual Observation Layout Tool (VOLT), which is currently being developed to streamline the coordination between astronomical missions

Misra, Dhariti; Bopf, Michel; Fishman, Mark; Jones, Jeremy; Kerbel, Uri; Pell, Vince

2000-01-01

328

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...

329

Annotated bibliography of software engineering laboratory literature  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An annotated bibliography is presented of technical papers, documents, and memorandums produced by or related to the Software Engineering Laboratory. The bibliography was updated and reorganized substantially since the original version (SEL-82-006, November 1982). All materials were grouped into eight general subject areas for easy reference: (1) The Software Engineering Laboratory; (2) The Software Engineering Laboratory: Software Development Documents; (3) Software Tools; (4) Software Models; (5) Software Measurement; (6) Technology Evaluations; (7) Ada Technology; and (8) Data Collection. Subject and author indexes further classify these documents by specific topic and individual author.

Buhler, Melanie; Valett, Jon

1989-01-01

330

Software reviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

CLASSMATE Davidson Software Davidson & Associates, Inc. 6069 Groveoak Place #12, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274 (213) 373–0971 $49.94\\/Apple and IBM versionsREPORT CARD Sensible Software, Inc. 210 S. Woodward, Ste. 229 Birmingham, MICH 48011 (313) 258–5566 IBM PC\\/PC\\/XT 64K (96K w. DOS 2.0)\\/and APPLE $59.99SENSIBLE SPELLER Sensible Software, Inc. 210 So. Woodward, Ste. 229, Birmingham, MICH 48011 (313) 258–5566 Apple

Barbara J. Kidneigh; Vicki S. Freimuth; Suzanne McCorkle; Wenden W. Waite

1986-01-01

331

Software safety  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software safety and its relationship to other qualities are discussed. It is shown that standard reliability and fault tolerance techniques will not solve the safety problem for the present. A new attitude requires: looking at what you do NOT want software to do along with what you want it to do; and assuming things will go wrong. New procedures and changes to entire software development process are necessary: special software safety analysis techniques are needed; and design techniques, especially eliminating complexity, can be very helpful.

Leveson, Nancy

1987-01-01

332

SOFTWARE SYSTEMS MAJOR GRADUATION PLAN This is a guideline only. For full regulations refer to the SFU Calendar. Updated: 7/4/13  

E-print Network

to the SFU Calendar MAJOR GRADUATION PLAN This is a guideline only. For full regulations refer to the SFU Calendar. Updated: 7/4/13 2 This graduation plan is a guideline only. Please refer to the SFU calendar for full

333

Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) : appraisal method for the implementation of the ASC software quality engineering practices: Version 1.0.  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a guide to the process of conducting software appraisals under the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) ASC Program. The goal of this document is to describe a common methodology for planning, conducting, and reporting results of software appraisals thereby enabling: development of an objective baseline on implementation of the software quality engineering (SQE) practices identified in the ASC Software Quality Plan across the ASC Program; feedback from project teams on SQE opportunities for improvement; identification of strengths and opportunities for improvement for individual project teams; guidance to the ASC Program on the focus of future SQE activities Document contents include process descriptions, templates to promote consistent conduct of appraisals, and an explanation of the relationship of this procedure to the SNL ASC software program.

Turgeon, Jennifer; Minana, Molly A.

2008-02-01

334

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents reviews of six computer software programs for teaching science. Provides the publisher, grade level, cost, and descriptions of software, including: (1) "Recycling Logic"; (2) "Introduction to Biochemistry"; (3) "Food for Thought"; (4) "Watts in a Home"; (5) "Geology in Action"; and (6) "Biomes." All are for Apple series microcomputers.…

Wulfson, Stephen

1988-01-01

335

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

336

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews six software packages for the Apple II family. Programs reviewed include "Science Courseware: Earth Science Series"; "Heat and Light"; "In Search of Space: Introduction to Model Rocketry"; "Drug Education Series: Drugs--Their Effects on You'"; "Uncertainties and Measurement"; and "Software Films: Learning about Science Series," which…

Science and Children, 1988

1988-01-01

337

Software Repository  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Common Software Module Repository (CSMR) is computerized library system with high product and service visibility to potential users. Online capabilities of system allow both librarian and user to interact with library. Librarian is responsible for maintaining information in CSMR library. User searches library to locate software modules that meet his or her current needs.

Merwarth, P., D.

1983-01-01

338

Relay Sequence Generation Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Due to thermal and electromagnetic interactivity between the UHF (ultrahigh frequency) radio onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which performs relay sessions with the Martian landers, and the remainder of the MRO payloads, it is required to integrate and de-conflict relay sessions with the MRO science plan. The MRO relay SASF/PTF (spacecraft activity sequence file/ payload target file) generation software facilitates this process by generating a PTF that is needed to integrate the periods of time during which MRO supports relay activities with the rest of the MRO science plans. The software also generates the needed command products that initiate the relay sessions, some features of which are provided by the lander team, some are managed by MRO internally, and some being derived.

Gladden, Roy E.; Khanampompan, Teerapat

2009-01-01

339

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

340

Implementing large projects in software engineering courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

In software engineering education, large projects are widely recognized as a useful way of exposing students to the real-world difficulties of team software development. But large projects are difficult to put into practice. First, educators rarely have additional time to manage software projects. Second, classrooms have inherent limitations that threaten the realism of large projects. Third, quantitative evaluation of individuals

David Coppit

2006-01-01

341

Appendix F Software F.1 Software packages  

E-print Network

Appendix F Software F.1 Software packages The following table contains the list of software used in the Griffin experiment. The primary use of the software, the software manufacturer and version number of the software used are specified. A comparison of software calculation quality for two primary packages employed

342

The practical use of an interactive visualization and planning tool for intervention planning in particle accelerator environments with ionizing radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A core issue during the planning of a maintenance intervention in a facility with ionizing radiation is the minimization of the integrated equivalent dose contracted by the maintenance workers during the intervention. In this work, we explore the use of a technical-scientific software program facilitating the intervention planning in irradiated environments using sound mathematical concepts. We show how the software can be used in planning future operations using a case studies: the decommissioning of a beam dump for a linear 160 MeV H- accelerator. Interactive visualization of the facilities and radiation levels, as well as tools for interactive trajectory planning are explored, as well as automatic calculation of the expected integrated individual dose contracted during an intervention.

Fabry, Thomas; Blaha, Jan; Vanherpe, Liesbeth; Braesch, Christian; Tabourot, Laurent; Feral, Bruno

2014-04-01

343

Error analysis of the shuttle orbital maneuvering system P-V-T propellant gaging module. Mission planning, mission analysis, and software formulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

An investigation of the shuttle orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pressure-volume-temperature (P-V-T) propellant gaging module has revealed that the gaging errors due to the combined effects of random instrumentation measurement errors, propellant loading uncertainties, and simplifying assumptions in the software are non-linear over the range of the usable propellant quantity gage (0-100%), with the largest error being at the zero point.

D. D. Duhon

1975-01-01

344

Library of predefined software process models as support for software factory design: the SFINX proposal  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Esprit Project 1262 Software Factory Integration and Experimentation (SFINX) has focused on software process models and software factories and has developed a design method based on four interrelated activities: strategic planning, tool selection, process modeling, and data modeling. The SFINX experience in process modeling, which has resulted in a tool prototype, is considered. The SFINX prototype allows a library

G. Bux; G. Marzano

1992-01-01

345

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

346

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed are six computer software packages including "Lunar Greenhouse,""Dyno-Quest,""How Weather Works,""Animal Trackers,""Personal Science Laboratory," and "The Skeletal and Muscular Systems." Availability, functional, and hardware requirements are discussed. (CW)

Wulfson, Stephen, Ed.

1990-01-01

347

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

348

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

349

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

350

The TAME Project: Towards Improvement-Oriented Software Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experience from a dozen years of analyzing software engineering processes and products is summarized as a set of software engineering and measurement principles that argue for software engineering process models that integrate sound planning and analysis into the construction process. In the TAME (Tailoring A Measurement Environment) project at the University of Maryland, such an improvement-oriented software engineering process model

Victor R. Basili; H. Dieter Rombach

1988-01-01

351

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

352

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

353

Astronomy Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software Bisque's TheSky, SkyPro and Remote Astronomy Software incorporate technology developed for the Hubble Space Telescope. TheSky and SkyPro work together to orchestrate locating, identifying and acquiring images of deep sky objects. With all three systems, the user can directly control computer-driven telescopes and charge coupled device (CCD) cameras through serial ports. Through the systems, astronomers and students can remotely operate a telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory Institute.

1995-01-01

354

Louisiana State Performance Plan--Part B. July 1, 2005-June 30, 2011. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act of 2004. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana developed a time frame for compiling the State Performance Plan with as much opportunity for broad stakeholder input as possible before the required submission date. Bearing in mind the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, Louisiana's Steering Committee projected performance targets through the year 2014 for the…

White, John

2012-01-01

355

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD You may select from two separate dental care plans to meet your individual needs. Premium cost  

E-print Network

PPO Plus This dental plan offers you flexibility by allowing you to select the dentist of your choice or a dentist within the extensive Anthem Dental PPO network of over 2,200 providers throughout Colorado. Dentists within the network have agreed to a Maximum Allowable Charge for reimbursement and will not bill

356

42 CFR 435.223 - Individuals who would be eligible for AFDC if coverage under the State's AFDC plan were as broad...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...eligible for AFDC if coverage under the State's AFDC plan were as broad as allowed under title IV-A. 435.223 Section 435...MARIANA ISLANDS, AND AMERICAN SAMOA Options for Coverage as Categorically Needy Options for Coverage of Families...

2011-10-01

357

42 CFR 436.212 - Individuals who would be eligible for cash assistance if the State plan for OAA, AFDC, AB, APTD...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the State plan for OAA, AFDC, AB, APTD, or AABD were as broad as allowed under the Act. 436.212 Section 436.212...PUERTO RICO, AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Options for Coverage as Categorically Needy Options for Coverage of...

2010-10-01

358

42 CFR 435.223 - Individuals who would be eligible for AFDC if coverage under the State's AFDC plan were as broad...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...eligible for AFDC if coverage under the State's AFDC plan were as broad as allowed under title IV-A. 435.223 Section 435...MARIANA ISLANDS, AND AMERICAN SAMOA Options for Coverage as Categorically Needy Options for Coverage of Families...

2010-10-01

359

42 CFR 436.212 - Individuals who would be eligible for cash assistance if the State plan for OAA, AFDC, AB, APTD...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...the State plan for OAA, AFDC, AB, APTD, or AABD were as broad as allowed under the Act. 436.212 Section 436.212...PUERTO RICO, AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Options for Coverage as Categorically Needy Options for Coverage of...

2011-10-01

360

Software Architecture and Software Configuration Bernhard Westfechtel  

E-print Network

Software Architecture and Software Configuration Management Bernhard Westfechtel and Reidar Reidar.Conradi@idi.ntnu.no Abstract. This paper examines the relations between software architecture and software configuration management. These disciplines overlap because they are both concerned

Westfechtel, Bernhard

361

Preliminary Specifications (Hardware and Software) for a Center for Information Services. Final Report on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library, Phase I - Planning. Part 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The general conclusions of the planning study on Mechanized Information Services in the University Library are that such services represent a desirable, even necessary, extension of the library's traditional functions. Preliminary specifications for such a library-based "Center for Information Services" (CIS) are presented in this report. Covered…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.

362

What Do We Know about Agile Software Development?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agile software development has had a huge impact on how software is developed worldwide. We can view agile methods such as Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum as a reaction to plan-based or traditional methods, which emphasize a \\

Tore Dybå; Torgeir Dingsøyr

2009-01-01

363

The Software Industry and Software Engineering  

E-print Network

The Software Industry and Software Engineering Dror Feitelson Basic Seminar on Software Engineering will focus on medium to large projects #12;Mary Shaw, "Prospects for an engineering discipline of software 1984-7 Co-director Sloan Software Industry Ctr. 2001-6 Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS #12;Software

Feitelson, Dror

364

The Software Industry and Software Engineering  

E-print Network

The Software Industry and Software Engineering Dror Feitelson Basic Seminar on Software Engineering-director Sloan Software Industry Ctr. 2001-6 Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS #12;Software Engineering A label will focus on large projects #12;Mary Shaw, "Prospects for an engineering discipline of software". IEEE

Feitelson, Dror

365

Institute for Software Technology Software Maintenance  

E-print Network

1 Institute for Software Technology Software Maintenance VU 3.0 WS 2006 Univ.Prof. Dr. Franz Wotawa Institut für Softwaretechnologie wotawa@ist.tugraz.at VU Software Maintenance 2Institute for Software Technology Wozu Software Maintenance? Meine Software ist immer korrekt! Keine Modifikationen. Nur neue

366

Design of Mariner 9 Science Sequences using Interactive Graphics Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper discusses the analyst/computer system used to design the daily science sequences required to carry out the desired Mariner 9 science plan. The Mariner 9 computer environment, the development and capabilities of the science sequence design software, and the techniques followed in the daily mission operations are discussed. Included is a discussion of the overall mission operations organization and the individual components which played an essential role in the sequence design process. A summary of actual sequences processed, a discussion of problems encountered, and recommendations for future applications are given.

Freeman, J. E.; Sturms, F. M, Jr.; Webb, W. A.

1973-01-01

367

Planning support systems for spatial planning through social learning  

E-print Network

This dissertation examines new professional practices in urban planning that utilize new types of spatial planning support systems (PSS) based on geographic information systems (GIS) software. Through a mixed-methods ...

Goodspeed, Robert (Robert Charles)

2013-01-01

368

Annotated bibliography of software engineering laboratory literature  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is an annotated bibliography of technical papers, documents, and memorandums produced by or related to the Software Engineering Laboratory. Nearly 200 publications are summarized. These publications cover many areas of software engineering and range from research reports to software documentation. This document has been updated and reorganized substantially since the original version (SEL-82-006, November 1982). All materials have been grouped into eight general subject areas for easy reference: (1) The Software Engineering Laboratory; (2) The Software Engineering Laboratory: Software Development Documents; (3) Software Tools; (4) Software Models; (5) Software Measurement; (6) Technology Evaluations; (7) Ada Technology; and (8) Data Collection. This document contains an index of these publications classified by individual author.

Kistler, David; Bristow, John; Smith, Don

1994-01-01

369

Software for Simulating Air Traffic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET) is a system of software for performing computational simulations for evaluating advanced concepts of advanced air-traffic management. FACET includes a program that generates a graphical user interface plus programs and databases that implement computational models of weather, airspace, airports, navigation aids, aircraft performance, and aircraft trajectories. Examples of concepts studied by use of FACET include aircraft self-separation for free flight; prediction of air-traffic-controller workload; decision support for direct routing; integration of spacecraft-launch operations into the U.S. national airspace system; and traffic- flow-management using rerouting, metering, and ground delays. Aircraft can be modeled as flying along either flight-plan routes or great-circle routes as they climb, cruise, and descend according to their individual performance models. The FACET software is modular and is written in the Java and C programming languages. The architecture of FACET strikes a balance between flexibility and fidelity; as a consequence, FACET can be used to model systemwide airspace operations over the contiguous U.S., involving as many as 10,000 aircraft, all on a single desktop or laptop computer running any of a variety of operating systems. Two notable applications of FACET include: (1) reroute conformance monitoring algorithms that have been implemented in one of the Federal Aviation Administration s nationally deployed, real-time, operational systems; and (2) the licensing and integration of FACET with the commercially available Flight Explorer, which is an Internet- based, real-time flight-tracking system.

Sridhar, Banavar; Bilimoria, Karl; Grabbe, Shon; Chatterji, Gano; Sheth, Kapil; Mulfinger, Daniel

2006-01-01

370

The Use of the Individualized Education Plan and Project Adventure to Modify the Educational, Behavioral and Attitudinal Problems of Youthful Offenders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Characteristics of youthful offenders are described, and the role of the individualized education program (IEP) in a training school is considered. The bulk of the paper discusses Project Adventure, a therapeutic program for offenders which emphasizes physical fitness games, risk taking activities, initiative taking, and group cooperation to solve…

McCloud, Barbara K.

371

The Utility of a Curriculum-Based Assessment Instrument in the Development of Individualized Education Plans for Infants and Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Evaluation and Programming System: Assessment Level I (EPS-I) was evaluated for effectiveness in developing individual education goals among handicapped or at-risk infants and young children. Early interventionists (N=48) used EPS-I and other instruments to develop goals which were compared. Findings indicate EPS-I goals were functional,…

Notari, Angela R.; Bricker, Diane D.

1990-01-01

372

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

373

Control Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI) collaborated with Ames Research Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stanford University to leverage NASA research to produce ControlShell software. RTI is the first "graduate" of Ames Research Center's Technology Commercialization Center. The ControlShell system was used extensively on a cooperative project to enhance the capabilities of a Russian-built Marsokhod rover being evaluated for eventual flight to Mars. RTI's ControlShell is complex, real-time command and control software, capable of processing information and controlling mechanical devices. One ControlShell tool is StethoScope. As a real-time data collection and display tool, StethoScope allows a user to see how a program is running without changing its execution. RTI has successfully applied its software savvy in other arenas, such as telecommunications, networking, video editing, semiconductor manufacturing, automobile systems, and medical imaging.

1997-01-01

374

Software-Engineering Process Simulation (SEPS) model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Software Engineering Process Simulation (SEPS) model is described which was developed at JPL. SEPS is a dynamic simulation model of the software project development process. It uses the feedback principles of system dynamics to simulate the dynamic interactions among various software life cycle development activities and management decision making processes. The model is designed to be a planning tool to examine tradeoffs of cost, schedule, and functionality, and to test the implications of different managerial policies on a project's outcome. Furthermore, SEPS will enable software managers to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of software project development and perform postmodern assessments.

Lin, C. Y.; Abdel-Hamid, T.; Sherif, J. S.

1992-01-01

375

An experiment in software reliability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a software reliability experiment conducted in a controlled laboratory setting are reported. The experiment was undertaken to gather data on software failures and is one in a series of experiments being pursued by the Fault Tolerant Systems Branch of NASA Langley Research Center to find a means of credibly performing reliability evaluations of flight control software. The experiment tests a small sample of implementations of radar tracking software having ultra-reliability requirements and uses n-version programming for error detection, and repetitive run modeling for failure and fault rate estimation. The experiment results agree with those of Nagel and Skrivan in that the program error rates suggest an approximate log-linear pattern and the individual faults occurred with significantly different error rates. Additional analysis of the experimental data raises new questions concerning the phenomenon of interacting faults. This phenomenon may provide one explanation for software reliability decay.

Dunham, J. R.; Pierce, J. L.

1986-01-01

376

Physician Learning and Individualized CME.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing medical education (CME) should be tailored to physicians' self-planned learning and individualized instruction. Evidence suggests that physicians engage significantly in self-initiated learning projects, so CME should be geared to assist and enhance these efforts. (SK)

Richards, Robert K.

1984-01-01

377

Administrator's Guide to Technology: Planning, Funding & Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides guidelines for administrators related to instructional technology and planning. Chapter 1 discusses planning, including developing a technology plan, facility assessment, e-rate planning, formation of a technology committee, budget planning, and hardware/software replacement plan and costs. Chapter 2 addresses…

Aspen Education Development Group, Gaithersburg, MD.

378

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed three computer software packages for Apple II series computers. Includes "The Right Job," a career counseling program; "Zoyon Patrol," a problem-solving program; and "Adventures with Charts and Graphs: Project Zoo," a graphing, mathematics, and science skills program. Each review includes strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for use.…

Classroom Computer Learning, 1988

1988-01-01

379

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews four educational software packages for Apple, IBM, and Tandy computers. Includes "How the West was One + Three x Four,""Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing,""Math and Me," and "Write On." Reviews list hardware requirements, emphasis, levels, publisher, purchase agreements, and price. Discusses the strengths and weaknesses for each package. (CW)

Kinnaman, Daniel E.; And Others

1988-01-01

380

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

381

Reviews, Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews two software programs for Apple series computers. Includes "Orbital Mech," a basic planetary orbital simulation for the Macintosh, and "START: Stimulus and Response Tools for Experiments in Memory, Learning, Cognition, and Perception," a program that demonstrates basic psychological principles and experiments. (CW)

Science Teacher, 1988

1988-01-01

382

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.

383

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

384

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gives a review of four software packages including "Science Toolkit: Module 3--Body Lab" for measuring heart rate, lung capacity, and response time; "Project Zoo: Adventures with Charts and Graphs" for developing process skills; "The Body Electric" for explaining electrical activity in the body; and "M-ss-ng L-nks Science Disk" for spelling…

Sidwell, Joseph C.; And Others

1988-01-01

385

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed are six software packages for Apple and/or IBM computers. Included are "Autograph,""The New Game Show,""Science Probe-Earth Science,""Pollution Patrol,""Investigating Plant Growth," and "AIDS: The Investigation." Discussed are the grade level, function, availability, cost, and hardware requirements of each. (CW)

Wulfson, Stephen, Ed.

1990-01-01

386

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewed are two computer software packages for Macintosh microcomputers including "Phase Portraits," an exploratory graphics tool for studying first-order planar systems; and "MacMath," a set of programs for exploring differential equations, linear algebra, and other mathematical topics. Features, ease of use, cost, availability, and hardware…

Teles, Elizabeth, Ed.; And Others

1990-01-01

387

Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides extensive reviews of computer software, examining documentation, ease of use, performance, error handling, special features, and system requirements. Includes statistics, problem-solving (TK Solver), label printing, database management, experimental psychology, Encyclopedia Britannica biology, and DNA-sequencing programs. A program for…

Science Software Quarterly, 1984

1984-01-01

388

Software pipelining  

Microsoft Academic Search

Utilizing parallelism at the instruction level is an important way to improve performance. Because the time spent in loop execution dominates total execution time, a large body of optimizations focuses on decreasing the time to execute each iteration. Software pipelining is a technique that reforms the loop so that a faster execution rate is realized. Iterations are executed in overlapped

Vicki H. Allan; Reese B. Jones; Randall M. Lee; Stephen J. Allan

1995-01-01

389

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)

390

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

391

Electronics and Software Systems Group (ESS)  

E-print Network

Electronics and Software Systems Group (ESS) VAC ­ Verifier of Access Control Anna Lisa Ferrara1, P is easily extensible to interface with other back-ends. We plan to enrich VAC with: Integration of VAC

Southampton, University of

392

Data systems and computer science: Software Engineering Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An external review of the Integrated Technology Plan for the Civil Space Program is presented. This review is specifically concerned with the Software Engineering Program. The goals of the Software Engineering Program are as follows: (1) improve NASA's ability to manage development, operation, and maintenance of complex software systems; (2) decrease NASA's cost and risk in engineering complex software systems; and (3) provide technology to assure safety and reliability of software in mission critical applications.

Zygielbaum, Arthur I.

1991-01-01

393

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

394

Lesson Plans Inc: Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lesson Plans Inc. is a science curriculum resource for teachers of high-school science, currently offering lesson plans and software for biology. "Lesson plans" include experiments, labs, and other activities; syllabi; projects; worksheets and homework; and quizzes and exams. The resources focus on different learning styles (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile) and are aligned to California state standards. Registration, which is free, provides access to all lesson plans, and enables members to rate and comment on lessons and post their own lessons and best practices. Videos, 3-D animations, and software are available with paid subscription.

395

Strategic EDP Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School districts need a strategic, comprehensive, electronic data processing resources plan that would include the following major elements: (1) systems; (2) hardware; (3) software; (4) staffing; (5) control; and (6) projected budgets. (MLF)

Wold, Geoffrey H.

1988-01-01

396

Software for Optimizing Quality Assurance of Other Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software assurance is the planned and systematic set of activities that ensures that software processes and products conform to requirements, standards, and procedures. Examples of such activities are the following: code inspections, unit tests, design reviews, performance analyses, construction of traceability matrices, etc. In practice, software development projects have only limited resources (e.g., schedule, budget, and availability of personnel) to cover the entire development effort, of which assurance is but a part. Projects must therefore select judiciously from among the possible assurance activities. At its heart, this can be viewed as an optimization problem; namely, to determine the allocation of limited resources (time, money, and personnel) to minimize risk or, alternatively, to minimize the resources needed to reduce risk to an acceptable level. The end result of the work reported here is a means to optimize quality-assurance processes used in developing software.

Feather, Martin; Cornford, Steven; Menzies, Tim

2004-01-01

397

Comparison of the calculated absorbed dose using the Cadplan™ treatment planning software and Tld-100 measurements in an Alderson-Rando phantom for a bronchogenic treatment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To verify the accuracy of the absorbed doses D calculated by a TPS Cadplan for a bronchogenic treatment (in an Alderson-Rando phantom) are chosen ten points with the following D's and localizations. Point 1, posterior position on the left edge with 136.4 Gy. Points: 2, 3 and 4 in the left lung with 104.9, 104.3 and 105.8 Gy, respectively; points 5 and 6 at the mediastinum with 192.4 and 173.5 Gy; points 7, 8 and 9 in the right lung with 105.8, 104.2 and 104.7 Gy, and 10 at posterior position on right edge with 143.7 Gy. IAEA type capsules with TLD 100 powder are placed, planned and irradiated. The evaluation of the absorbed dose is carried out a curve of calibration for the LiF response (nC) vs DW, to several cavity theories. The traceability for the DW is obtained with a secondary standard calibrated at the NRC (Canada). The dosimetric properties for the materials considered are determined from the Hounsfield numbers reported by the TPS. The stopping power ratios are calculated for nominal spectrum to 6 MV photons. The percent variations among the planned and determined D in all the cases they are < ± 3%.

Gutiérrez Castillo, J. G.; Álvarez Romero, J. T.; Torres Calderón, A.; Tovar, M. V.

2014-11-01

398

Manager's handbook for software development, revision 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Methods and aids for the management of software development projects are presented. The recommendations are based on analyses and experiences of the Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) with flight dynamics software development. The management aspects of the following subjects are described: organizing the project, producing a development plan, estimating costs, scheduling, staffing, preparing deliverable documents, using management tools, monitoring the project, conducting reviews, auditing, testing, and certifying.

1990-01-01

399

Software Management Environment (SME) installation guide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains installation information for the Software Management Environment (SME), developed for the Systems Development Branch (Code 552) of the Flight Dynamics Division of Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The SME provides an integrated set of management tools that can be used by software development managers in their day-to-day management and planning activities. This document provides a list of hardware and software requirements as well as detailed installation instructions and trouble-shooting information.

Kistler, David; Jeletic, Kellyann

1992-01-01

400

Dynamic Networked Organizations for Software Engineering  

E-print Network

Dynamic Networked Organizations for Software Engineering Damian A. Tamburri VU University Amsterdam a development plan, now stand just-in- time Dynamic Networked Organizations (DyNOs), adopting a common flexible-class en- tity for development success. Second, research in software engineering should be invested

van Vliet, Hans

401

MHEC Academic Scheduling Software Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin summarizes the chief quantitative findings of a survey of 264 small and medium sized colleges and universities in the midwest concerning their use of and interest in academic scheduling software. This type of software assists in planning course offerings, assigning instructors and course functions to facilities and time slots, and…

Midwestern Higher Education Commission Academic Software Committee Research Bulletin, 1995

1995-01-01

402

Adopting Open Source Software to Address Software Risks during the Scientific Data Life Cycle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Software enables the creation, management, storage, distribution, discovery, and use of scientific data throughout the data lifecycle. However, the capabilities offered by software also present risks for the stewardship of scientific data, since future access to digital data is dependent on the use of software. From operating systems to applications for analyzing data, the dependence of data on software presents challenges for the stewardship of scientific data. Adopting open source software provides opportunities to address some of the proprietary risks of data dependence on software. For example, in some cases, open source software can be deployed to avoid licensing restrictions for using, modifying, and transferring proprietary software. The availability of the source code of open source software also enables the inclusion of modifications, which may be contributed by various community members who are addressing similar issues. Likewise, an active community that is maintaining open source software can be a valuable source of help, providing an opportunity to collaborate to address common issues facing adopters. As part of the effort to meet the challenges of software dependence for scientific data stewardship, risks from software dependence have been identified that exist during various times of the data lifecycle. The identification of these risks should enable the development of plans for mitigating software dependencies, where applicable, using open source software, and to improve understanding of software dependency risks for scientific data and how they can be reduced during the data life cycle.

Vinay, S.; Downs, R. R.

2012-12-01

403

Software system safety  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software itself is not hazardous, but since software and hardware share common interfaces there is an opportunity for software to create hazards. Further, these software systems are complex, and proven methods for the design, analysis, and measurement of software safety are not yet available. Some past software failures, future NASA software trends, software engineering methods, and tools and techniques for various software safety analyses are reviewed. Recommendations to NASA are made based on this review.

Uber, James G.

1988-01-01

404

Implementing Software Safety in the NASA Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Until recently, NASA did not consider allowing computers total control of flight systems. Human operators, via hardware, have constituted the ultimate safety control. In an attempt to reduce costs, NASA has come to rely more and more heavily on computers and software to control space missions. (For example. software is now planned to control most of the operational functions of the International Space Station.) Thus the need for systematic software safety programs has become crucial for mission success. Concurrent engineering principles dictate that safety should be designed into software up front, not tested into the software after the fact. 'Cost of Quality' studies have statistics and metrics to prove the value of building quality and safety into the development cycle. Unfortunately, most software engineers are not familiar with designing for safety, and most safety engineers are not software experts. Software written to specifications which have not been safety analyzed is a major source of computer related accidents. Safer software is achieved step by step throughout the system and software life cycle. It is a process that includes requirements definition, hazard analyses, formal software inspections, safety analyses, testing, and maintenance. The greatest emphasis is placed on clearly and completely defining system and software requirements, including safety and reliability requirements. Unfortunately, development and review of requirements are the weakest link in the process. While some of the more academic methods, e.g. mathematical models, may help bring about safer software, this paper proposes the use of currently approved software methodologies, and sound software and assurance practices to show how, to a large degree, safety can be designed into software from the start. NASA's approach today is to first conduct a preliminary system hazard analysis (PHA) during the concept and planning phase of a project. This determines the overall hazard potential of the system to be built. Shortly thereafter, as the system requirements are being defined, the second iteration of hazard analyses takes place, the systems hazard analysis (SHA). During the systems requirements phase, decisions are made as to what functions of the system will be the responsibility of software. This is the most critical time to affect the safety of the software. From this point, software safety analyses as well as software engineering practices are the main focus for assuring safe software. While many of the steps proposed in this paper seem like just sound engineering practices, they are the best technical and most cost effective means to assure safe software within a safe system.

Wetherholt, Martha S.; Radley, Charles F.

1994-01-01

405

Software Decelerators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper introduces the notion of a software decelerator, to be used in logic-centric system architectures. Functions are offlo aded from logic to a pro- cessor, accepting a speed penalty in order to derive overall system benefits in terms of improved resource use (e.g. reduced area or lower power consumption) and\\/or a more efficient design process. The background ratio nale

Eric Keller; Gordon J. Brebner; Philip James-roxby

2003-01-01

406

Software testability and its application to avionic software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Randomly generated black-box testing is an established yet controversial method of estimating software reliability. Unfortunately, as software applications have required higher reliabilities, practical difficulties with black-box testing have become increasingly problematic. These practical problems are particularly acute in life-critical avionics software, where requirements of 10 exp -7 failures per hour of system reliability can translate into a probability of failure (POF) of perhaps 10 exp -9 or less for each individual execution of the software. This paper describes the application of one type of testability analysis called 'sensitivity analysis' to B-737 avionics software; one application of sensitivity analysis is to quantify whether software testing is capable of detecting faults in a particular program and thus whether we can be confident that a tested program is not hiding faults. We so 80 by finding the testabilities of the individual statements of the program, and then use those statement testabilities to find the testabilities of the functions and modules. For the B-737 system we analyzed, we were able to isolate those functions that are more prone to hide errors during system/reliability testing.

Voas, Jeffrey M.; Miller, Keith W.; Payne, Jeffery E.

1993-01-01

407

Software for Probabilistic Risk Reduction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A computer program implements a methodology, denoted probabilistic risk reduction, that is intended to aid in planning the development of complex software and/or hardware systems. This methodology integrates two complementary prior methodologies: (1) that of probabilistic risk assessment and (2) a risk-based planning methodology, implemented in a prior computer program known as Defect Detection and Prevention (DDP), in which multiple requirements and the beneficial effects of risk-mitigation actions are taken into account. The present methodology and the software are able to accommodate both process knowledge (notably of the efficacy of development practices) and product knowledge (notably of the logical structure of a system, the development of which one seeks to plan). Estimates of the costs and benefits of a planned development can be derived. Functional and non-functional aspects of software can be taken into account, and trades made among them. It becomes possible to optimize the planning process in the sense that it becomes possible to select the best suite of process steps and design choices to maximize the expectation of success while remaining within budget.

Hensley, Scott; Michel, Thierry; Madsen, Soren; Chapin, Elaine; Rodriguez, Ernesto

2004-01-01

408

Software engineering laboratory series: Annotated bibliography of software engineering laboratory literature  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is an annotated bibliography of technical papers, documents, and memorandums produced by or related to the Software Engineering Laboratory. More than 100 publications are summarized. These publications cover many areas of software engineering and range from research reports to software documentation. This document has been updated and reorganized substantially since the original version (SEL-82-006, November 1982). All materials have been grouped into eight general subject areas for easy reference: (1) the Software Engineering Laboratory; (2) the Software Engineering Laboratory: Software Development Documents; (3) Software Tools; (4) Software Models; (5) Software Measurement; (6) Technology Evaluations; (7) Ada Technology; and (8) Data Collection. This document contains an index of these publications classified by individual author.

Morusiewicz, Linda; Valett, Jon

1992-01-01

409

Software Processes Are Software Too, Revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The ICSE 9 paper, “Software Processes are Software Too,” suggests that software processes are themselves a form of software\\u000a and that there are considerable benefits that will derive from basing a discipline of software process development on the\\u000a more traditional discipline of application software development. This paper attempts to clarify some misconceptions about\\u000a this original ICSE 9 suggestion and summarizes

Leon J. Osterweil

410

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

411

Donating blood and organs: using an extended theory of planned behavior perspective to identify similarities and differences in individual motivations to donate.  

PubMed

Due to the critical shortage and continued need of blood and organ donations (ODs), research exploring similarities and differences in the motivational determinants of these behaviors is needed. In a sample of 258 university students, we used a cross-sectional design to test the utility of an extended theory of planned behavior (TPB) including moral norm, self-identity and in-group altruism (family/close friends and ethnic group), to predict people's blood and OD intentions. Overall, the extended TPB explained 77.0% and 74.6% of variance in blood and OD intentions, respectively. In regression analyses, common contributors to intentions across donation contexts were attitude, self-efficacy and self-identity. Normative influences varied with subjective norm as a significant predictor related to OD intentions but not blood donation intentions at the final step of regression analyses. Moral norm did not contribute significantly to blood or OD intentions. In-group altruism (family/close friends) was significantly related to OD intentions only in regressions. Future donation strategies should increase confidence to donate, foster a perception of self as the type of person who donates blood and/or organs, and address preferences to donate organs to in-group members only. PMID:23943782

Hyde, Melissa K; Knowles, Simon R; White, Katherine M

2013-12-01

412

Issues in NASA Program and Project Management: Focus on Project Planning and Scheduling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics addressed include: Planning and scheduling training for working project teams at NASA, overview of project planning and scheduling workshops, project planning at NASA, new approaches to systems engineering, software reliability assessment, and software reuse in wind tunnel control systems.

Hoffman, Edward J. (Editor); Lawbaugh, William M. (Editor)

1997-01-01

413

Optimum-AIV: A planning and scheduling system for spacecraft AIV  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A project undertaken for the European Space Agency (ESA) is presented. The project is developing a knowledge based software system for planning and scheduling of activities for spacecraft assembly, integration, and verification (AIV). The system extends into the monitoring of plan execution and the plan repair phase. The objectives are to develop an operational kernel of a planning, scheduling, and plan repair tool, called OPTIMUM-AIV, and to provide facilities which will allow individual projects to customize the kernel to suit its specific needs. The kernel shall consist of a set of software functionalities for assistance in initial specification of the AIV plan, in verification and generation of valid plans and schedules for the AIV activities, and in interactive monitoring and execution problem recovery for the detailed AIV plans. Embedded in OPTIMUM-AIV are external interfaces which allow integration with alternative scheduling systems and project databases. The current status of the OPTIMUM-AIV project, as of Jan. 1991, is that a further analysis of the AIV domain has taken place through interviews with satellite AIV experts, a software requirement document (SRD) for the full operational tool was approved, and an architectural design document (ADD) for the kernel excluding external interfaces is ready for review.

Arentoft, M. M.; Fuchs, Jens J.; Parrod, Y.; Gasquet, Andre; Stader, J.; Stokes, I.; Vadon, H.

1991-01-01

414

Office Computer Software: A Comprehensive Review of Software Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes types of software including system software, application software, spreadsheets, accounting software, graphics packages, desktop publishing software, database, desktop and personal information management software, project and records management software, groupware, and shareware. (JOW)

Secretary, 1992

1992-01-01

415

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

416

A digital model individual template and CT-guided 125I seed implants for malignant tumors of the head and neck.  

PubMed

To enhance the accuracy of radioactive seed implants in the head and neck, a digital model individual template, containing information simultaneously on needle pathway and facial features, was designed to guide implantation with CT imaging. Thirty-one patients with recurrent and local advanced malignant tumors of head and neck after prior surgery and radiotherapy were involved in this study. Before (125)I implants, patients received CT scans based on 0.75mm thickness. And the brachytherapy treatment planning system (BTPS) software was used to make the implantation plan based on the CT images. Mimics software and Geomagic software were used to read the data containing CT images and implantation plan, and to design the individual template. Then the individual template containing the information of needle pathway and face features simultaneously was made through rapid prototyping (RP) technique. All patients received (125)I seeds interstitial implantation under the guide of the individual template and CT. The individual templates were positioned easily and accurately, and were stable. After implants, treatment quality evaluation was made by CT and TPS. The seeds and dosages distribution (D(90),V(100),V(150)) were well meet the treatment requirement. Clinical practice confirms that this approach can facilitate easier and more accurate implantation. PMID:22859564

Huang, Ming-Wei; Liu, Shu-Ming; Zheng, Lei; Shi, Yan; Zhang, Jie; Li, Yan-Sheng; Yu, Guang-Yan; Zhang, Jian-Guo

2012-11-01

417

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

418

Individualizing Medicare.  

PubMed

Despite the enactment of significant changes to the Medicare program in 1997, Medicare's Hospital Insurance trust fund is projected to be exhausted just as the baby boom enters retirement. To address Medicare's financial difficulties, a number of reform proposals have been offered, including several to individualize Medicare financing and benefits. These proposals would attempt to increase Medicare revenues and reduce Medicare expenditures by having individuals bear risk--investment market risk before retirement and insurance market risk after retirement. Many fundamental aspects of these proposals have yet to be worked out, including how to guarantee a baseline level of saving for health insurance after retirement, how retirees might finance unanticipated health insurance price increases after retirement, the potential implications for Medicaid of inadequate individual saving, and whether the administrative cost of making the system fair and adequate ultimately would eliminate any rate-of-return advantages from allowing workers to invest their Medicare contributions in corporate stocks and bonds. PMID:10915458

Chollet, D J

1999-05-01

419

Simulation Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Various NASA Small Business Innovation Research grants from Marshall Space Flight Center, Langley Research Center and Ames Research Center were used to develop the 'kernel' of COMCO's modeling and simulation software, the PHLEX finite element code. NASA needed it to model designs of flight vehicles; one of many customized commercial applications is UNISIM, a PHLEX-based code for analyzing underground flows in oil reservoirs for Texaco, Inc. COMCO's products simulate a computational mechanics problem, estimate the solution's error and produce the optimal hp-adapted mesh for the accuracy the user chooses. The system is also used as a research or training tool in universities and in mechanical design in industrial corporations.

1996-01-01

420

Analysis Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

General Purpose Boundary Element Solution Technology (GPBEST) software employs the boundary element method of mechanical engineering analysis, as opposed to finite element. It is, according to one of its developers, 10 times faster in data preparation and more accurate than other methods. Its use results in less expensive products because the time between design and manufacturing is shortened. A commercial derivative of a NASA-developed computer code, it is marketed by Best Corporation to solve problems in stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid analysis and yielding and cracking of solids. Other applications include designing tractor and auto parts, household appliances and acoustic analysis.

1994-01-01

421

PLAN FEATURES Deductible (per calendar year) $300 Individual $300 Individual  

E-print Network

and Private Duty Nursing is required - excluded amount applied separately to each type of expense is $400 per DESIGN & BENEFITS PHYSICIAN SERVICES Office Visits to PCP Specialist Office Visits Pre-Natal Maternity Ambulance HOSPITAL CARE Inpatient Coverage Inpatient Maternity Coverage (includes delivery and postpartum

422

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

423

Software Fact Sheet Description  

E-print Network

Software Fact Sheet Description Display & Analysis Software Data Access Software www.unidata.ucar.edu/software, and multidisciplinary integration, Unidata provides a rich set of software tools to access and visualize Earth with the aid of three tools: the LDM, RAMADDA and the TDS. Data Management Software Unidata facilitates

424

ODE software Manchester recollections  

E-print Network

1 ODE software Manchester recollections Ian Gladwell SMU #12; 2 ODE software­ Manchester recollections Topics # Review ­ early history of ODE software # The NAG connection # Recent ODE software contributions #12; 3 ODE software­ Manchester recollections IVP software 1965­1975 Non­stiff solvers y' = f

Higham, Nicholas J.

425

Individualized Independent  

E-print Network

African American Literature City ENGL 310 Independent Study (Apollo Curriculum Project) City ENGL 312 AFST 205 African American Politics of Social Change Her Words: My time at CUNY BA was invaluable. BeingIndividualized Studies for Independent Minds His Faculty Mentor: Prof. Sherrie Baver, Political

Dennehy, John

426

[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.

427

Computer-aided software development process design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The authors describe an intelligent tool designed to aid managers of software development projects in planning, managing, and controlling the development process of medium- to large-scale software projects. Its purpose is to reduce uncertainties in the budget, personnel, and schedule planning of software development projects. It is based on dynamic model for the software development and maintenance life-cycle process. This dynamic process is composed of a number of time-varying, interacting developmental phases, each characterized by its intended functions and requirements. System dynamics is used as a modeling methodology. The resulting Software LIfe-Cycle Simulator (SLICS) and the hybrid expert simulation system of which it is a subsystem are described.

Lin, Chi Y.; Levary, Reuven R.

1989-01-01

428

The Electronic Spreadsheet: A Facilities Planning Tool.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Microcomputers and available software can be used to display spreadsheet information helpful to facility planners. This article discusses the nature of electronic spreadsheets, presents an applications procedure, and illustrates a practical facilities planning application by using software generally available. (MLF)

McGuffey, C. W.; Argo, Ray

1984-01-01

429

STRATEGIC PLAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES  

E-print Network

of national importance such as high-performance computing, software engineering, and intelligent systems. Most, software engineering, arti cial intelligence, systems, combinatorial algorithms, scienti c computingSTRATEGIC PLAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK 1

Gruner, Daniel S.

430

Continual Resource Estimation for Evolving Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

A resource estimation approach, specifically oriented towards long-lived software being actively evolved, is proposed and investigated. The approach seeks to be coherent with empirically grounded knowledge including the observation that the software progresses through a series of stages during its lifetime and that a distinctive model characterizes the economics of each individual stage. Instead of a single estimation model for

Juan F. Ramil

2003-01-01

431

SAMPLE: software for VAX FORTRAN execution timing  

SciTech Connect

SAMPLE is a set of subroutines in use at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for collecting CPU timings of various FORTRAN program sections - usually individual subroutines. These measurements have been useful in making programs run faster. The presentation includes a description of the software and examples of its use. The software is available on the directory (SAMPLE) of the VAX SIG tape.

Lowe, L.H.

1983-01-01

432

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

433

DYNAMITE: dynamic task nets for software process management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managing the software development and maintenance process has been identified as a great challenge for several years. Software processes are highly dynamic and can only rarely be planned completely in advance. Dynamic task nets take this into account. They are built and modified incrementally as a software process is executed. Dynamic task nets have been designed to solve important problems

Peter Heimann; Gregor Joeris; Carl-Arndt Krapp; Bernhard Westfechtel

1996-01-01

434

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

435

Empirical studies of agile software development: A systematic review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agile software development represents a major departure from traditional, plan-based approaches to software engineering. A system- atic review of empirical studies of agile software development up to and including 2005 was conducted. The search strategy identified 1996 studies, of which 36 were identified as empirical studies. The studies were grouped into four themes: introduction and adoption, human and social factors,

Tore Dybå; Torgeir Dingsøyr

2008-01-01

436

Fuzzy systems and neural networks in software engineering project management  

Microsoft Academic Search

To make reasonable estimates of resources, costs, and schedules, software project managers need to be provided with models that furnish the essential framework for software project planning and control by supplying important “management numbers” concerning the state and parameters of the project that are critical for resource allocation. Understanding that software development is not a “mechanistic” process brings about the

Satish Kumar; B. Ananda Krishna; Prem S. Satsangi

1994-01-01

437

Standard practices for the implementation of computer software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A standard approach to the development of computer program is provided that covers the file cycle of software development from the planning and requirements phase through the software acceptance testing phase. All documents necessary to provide the required visibility into the software life cycle process are discussed in detail.

Irvine, A. P. (editor)

1978-01-01

438

Reducing business and legal risks in software reuse libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various legal issues need to be addressed to properly plan for and implement software reuse. These legal issues are dependent upon the software reuse role taken by an organization. These roles can include developing reusable components, reusing existing components, and acquiring and distributing these components via libraries or repositories. The Comprehensive Approach to Reusable Defense Software (CARDS) Program, sponsored by

T. R. Huber

1994-01-01

439

EURECA Software  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

EURECA (EURopEan Calorimeter Array) is a project to develop a fully functional instrument based on transition edge sensors (TES). It shall demonstrate technical readiness for a detector which can be used in the X-ray missions of the next years, like XEUS and EDGE. The produced amount of data can be up to 10 MByte per second, depending on the mode of the instrument. To process and to analyze the data of this EURECA instrument, specific software has to be developed in order to reach the goal of the project: an energy resolution of 1 eV at 1 KeV. On the one hand the software has to be flexible and modular to test several algorithms, on the other hand it should be a straightforward pipeline system to analyze the same data set with different parameters and compare the results. Furthermore display tools to display scientific raw data, housekeeping data and the results of the analysis are required. These display tools will be used for quick look analysis as well as during off-line analysis.

Rohlfs, R.; Bussons, J.; Carrera, F. J.; Ceballos, M.; den Herder, J. W.; de Korte, P.; van der Kuur, J.; Paltani, S.; Rodon, J. R.; Schuurmans, J.

2008-08-01

440

Discouraging Software Piracy Using Software Aging  

E-print Network

Discouraging Software Piracy Using Software Aging Markus Jakobsson Michael Reiter Abstract Most is a software aging technique by which we force the updates to occur, or else the software becomes decreasingly useful over time. Keywords: piracy, prevention 1 Introduction According to a recent study [2

441

Theory-W Software Project Management: Principles and Examples  

Microsoft Academic Search

A software project management theory is presented called Theory W: make everyone a winner. The authors explain the key steps and guidelines underlying the Theory W statement and its two subsidiary principles: plan the flight and fly the plan; and, identify and manage your risks. Theory W's fundamental principle holds that software project managers will be fully successful if and

Barry W. Boehm; Rony Ross

1989-01-01

442

Software synthesis using generic architectures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A framework for synthesizing software systems based on abstracting software system designs and the design process is described. The result of such an abstraction process is a generic architecture and the process knowledge for customizing the architecture. The customization process knowledge is used to assist a designer in customizing the architecture as opposed to completely automating the design of systems. Our approach using an implemented example of a generic tracking architecture which was customized in two different domains is illustrated. How the designs produced using KASE compare to the original designs of the two systems, and current work and plans for extending KASE to other application areas are described.

Bhansali, Sanjay

1993-01-01

443

Inside a secret software lab: an ethnographic study of a global software package producer   

E-print Network

This is an ethnographic study of the creation of a particular type of standard enterprise software package: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, which support wide-ranging organisational functions within large ...

Grimm, Christine Franziska

2009-11-26

444

Agile project dynamics : a strategic project management approach to the study of large-scale software development using system dynamics  

E-print Network

Large-scale software engineering organizations have traditionally used plan-driven, heavyweight, waterfall-style approaches for the planning, execution, and monitoring of software development efforts. This approach often ...

Glaiel, Firas (Firas S.)

2012-01-01

445

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

446

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

447

A planning language for activity scheduling  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mission planning and scheduling of spacecraft operations are becoming more complex at NASA. Described here are a mission planning process; a robust, flexible planning language for spacecraft and payload operations; and a software scheduling system that generates schedules based on planning language inputs. The mission planning process often involves many people and organizations. Consequently, a planning language is needed to facilitate communication, to provide a standard interface, and to represent flexible requirements. The software scheduling system interprets the planning language and uses the resource, time duration, constraint, and alternative plan flexibilities to resolve scheduling conflicts.

Zoch, David R.; Lavallee, David; Weinstein, Stuart; Tong, G. Michael

1991-01-01

448

INDIVIDUALIZED READING--ITS PHILOSOPHY, RESEARCH, IMPLEMENTATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ON THE BASIS OF SELECTED RESEARCH FINDINGS, A DISTINCTION BETWEEN RECREATIONAL AND INDIVIDUALIZED READING AND A PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTING AN INDIVIDUALIZED READING PROGRAM ARE DISCUSSED. PLANS FOR FLEXIBLE GROUPINGS AND THEIR COMBINATIONS, SHARING ACTIVITIES, RECORD KEEPING, EVALUATING PROGRESS, AND INITIATING A PROGRAM ARE PRESENTED. REGULAR…

APPLEGATE, DON J.

449

Agile Software Process model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article proposes a new software process model, ASP (Agile Software Process) based on a decade-long evolution of software process models inside a Japanese software factory. The Japanese software factory was a successful model in the development of quality software for large-scale business applications in the 1980s. However, the business climate of software development has dramatically changed in the last

Mikio Aoyama

1997-01-01

450

A toolbox for developing bioinformatics software  

PubMed Central

Creating useful software is a major activity of many scientists, including bioinformaticians. Nevertheless, software development in an academic setting is often unsystematic, which can lead to problems associated with maintenance and long-term availibility. Unfortunately, well-documented software development methodology is difficult to adopt, and technical measures that directly improve bioinformatic programming have not been described comprehensively. We have examined 22 software projects and have identified a set of practices for software development in an academic environment. We found them useful to plan a project, support the involvement of experts (e.g. experimentalists), and to promote higher quality and maintainability of the resulting programs. This article describes 12 techniques that facilitate a quick start into software engineering. We describe 3 of the 22 projects in detail and give many examples to illustrate the usage of particular techniques. We expect this toolbox to be useful for many bioinformatics programming projects and to the training of scientific programmers. PMID:21803787

Potrzebowski, Wojciech; Puton, Tomasz; Rother, Magdalena; Wywial, Ewa; Bujnicki, Janusz M.

2012-01-01

451

Configuration management plan for the Automated Transportation Management System  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in ensuring and controlling the development process of the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The sponsor has identified ATMS and its components as unclassified and non-sensitive. The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure that any changes made to software and related documentation are consistent with ATMS goals and objectives and contained securely in a central library. The objectives of the Plan are to (1) Establish product baselines that support the change process; (2) Ensure that all system changes support ATMS goals and objectives; (3) Ensure that the potential impacts of system changes are adequately evaluated prior to implementation; (4) Ensure that the latest approved versions of all software are being used in all environments (current production, development and future production); (5) Establish a configuration status reporting standard that informs pertinent individuals of ATMS system status; (6) Ensure that the baselines always remain current with the production software and documentation; (7) Ensure that configuration management is integrated with other management plans designed to meet the overall objectives and goals of ATMS; and (8) Ensure that the configuration library function of maintaining all master copies of documentation and software for each product is supported.

Genoni, S.K. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-04-01

452

2030 Transportation and Mobility Plan  

E-print Network

to ensure connectivity, correct location, ADA accessibility, and design. The Fort Smith Trails and Greenways Plan was developed during late 2003 and into 2004. The Plan shows 22 individual corridors that have been identified as potential trails. A... Bike Plan 18 development of a Greenways Plan that, once adopted, will become an element of their Master Street Plan. The following illustration depicts the Fort Smith Trails and Greenways Plan. Illustration B 19 III. Planning Horizon...

Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Organization

2006-08-11

453

A Software Communications Architecture Compliant Software Defined Radio Implementation  

E-print Network

A Software Communications Architecture Compliant Software Defined Radio Implementation A Thesis: A Software Communications Architecture Compliant Software Defined Radio Implementation. Author: Sabri Murat of Engineering Thesis Title: A Software Communications Architecture Compliant Software Defined Radio

Kaeli, David R.

454

Software Management Environment (SME) concepts and architecture, revision 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document presents the concepts and architecture of the Software Management Environment (SME), developed for the Software Engineering Branch of the Flight Dynamic Division (FDD) of GSFC. The SME provides an integrated set of experience-based management tools that can assist software development managers in managing and planning flight dynamics software development projects. This document provides a high-level description of the types of information required to implement such an automated management tool.

Hendrick, Robert; Kistler, David; Valett, Jon

1992-01-01

455

Ada and software management in NASA: Assessment and recommendations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recent NASA missions have required software systems that are larger, more complex, and more critical than NASA software systems of the past. The Ada programming language and the software methods and support environments associated with it are seen as potential breakthroughs in meeting NASA's software requirements. The findings of a study by the Ada and Software Management Assessment Working Group (ASMAWG) are presented. The study was chartered to perform three tasks: (1) assess the agency's ongoing and planned Ada activities; (2) assess the infrastructure (standards, policies, and internal organizations) supporting software management and the Ada activities; and (3) present an Ada implementation and use strategy appropriate for NASA over the next 5 years.

1989-01-01

456

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

457

The evolution of computerized treatment planning for brachytherapy: American contributions  

PubMed Central

Purpose To outline the evolution of computerized brachytherapy treatment planning in the United States through a review of technological developments and clinical practice refinements. Material and methods A literature review was performed and interviews were conducted with six participants in the development of computerized treatment planning for brachytherapy. Results Computerized brachytherapy treatment planning software was initially developed in the Physics Departments of New York's Memorial Hospital (by Nelson, Meurk and Balter), and Houston's M. D. Anderson Hospital (by Stovall and Shalek). These public-domain programs could be used by institutions with adequate computational resources; other clinics had access to them via Memorial's and Anderson's teletype-based computational services. Commercial brachytherapy treatment planning programs designed to run on smaller computers (Prowess, ROCS, MMS), were developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These systems brought interactive dosimetry into the clinic and surgical theatre. Conclusions Brachytherapy treatment planning has evolved from systems of rigid implant rules to individualized pre- and intra-operative treatment plans, and post-operative dosimetric assessments. Brachytherapy dose distributions were initially calculated on public domain programs on large regionally located computers. With the progression of computer miniaturization and increase in processor speeds, proprietary software was commercially developed for microcomputers that offered increased functionality and integration with clinical practice. PMID:25097560

Rivard, Mark J.

2014-01-01

458

Optimization of software development  

Microsoft Academic Search

For many companies, including leaders in software development, software is becoming an increasingly critical competitive factor. For example, at Siemens, sixty percent of our business is strongly influenced by software and approximately fifty percent of all Siemens patents are software related. With more than 30,000 software developers worldwide and an expenditure of more than 3 billion Euros, Siemens is playing

Reinhold Achatz

2006-01-01

459

Software Services By Michal Antkiewicz  

E-print Network

Service: Provide credit cards Software Service: Chequing account management Software Service: Credit card account management Software Service: Client information management Software Service: Credit rating Architecture (ii) Business Service: Provide car loans Software Service: Car loan account management Software

Czarnecki, Krzysztof

460

Instructional Software and Attention Disorders: A Tool for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides information on 31 software programs designed to instruct students with attention disorders in individual and group settings. The most successful applications of instructional software are identified, and six broad categories of instructional software are discussed. Twenty-one strategies for teaching students with attention…

Bice, Joe E.; And Others

461

Plan and Deliver  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For technology to really work in the classroom, professional development is key. One has to craft a technology professional development plan. This sort of plan requires special aspects--assessing the technology literacy, usage, and attitudes of the faculty; designing individual educational technology plans for each faculty member; developing and…

Brown, Ken

2008-01-01

462

CANbus. , Testing software  

E-print Network

, , CANbus. , , . , . , , . Testing software for devices with CANbus interface V.R.Kozak Abstract The article describes a specialized software package for devices with CANbus functions of software, results of testing and examples of real applications. © . .. #12

Kozak, Victor R.

463

Designing security into software  

E-print Network

When people talk about software security, they usually refer to security applications such as antivirus software, firewalls and intrusion detection systems. There is little emphasis on the security in the software itself. ...

Zhang, Chang Tony

2006-01-01

464

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

465

Free Software Foundation Software Directory - Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Free Software Directory is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). We catalog useful free software that runs under free operating systems-- particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants.

466

Software Engineering Guidebook  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Software Engineering Guidebook describes SEPG (Software Engineering Process Group) supported processes and techniques for engineering quality software in NASA environments. Three process models are supported: structured, object-oriented, and evolutionary rapid-prototyping. The guidebook covers software life-cycles, engineering, assurance, and configuration management. The guidebook is written for managers and engineers who manage, develop, enhance, and/or maintain software under the Computer Software Services Contract.

Connell, John; Wenneson, Greg

1993-01-01

467

Fully Employing Software Inspections Data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software inspections provide a proven approach to quality assurance for software products of all kinds, including requirements, design, code, test plans, among others. Common to all inspections is the aim of finding and fixing defects as early as possible, and thereby providing cost savings by minimizing the amount of rework necessary later in the lifecycle. Measurement data, such as the number and type of found defects and the effort spent by the inspection team, provide not only direct feedback about the software product to the project team but are also valuable for process improvement activities. In this paper, we discuss NASA's use of software inspections and the rich set of data that has resulted. In particular, we present results from analysis of inspection data that illustrate the benefits of fully utilizing that data for process improvement at several levels. Examining such data across multiple inspections or projects allows team members to monitor and trigger cross project improvements. Such improvements may focus on the software development processes of the whole organization as well as improvements to the applied inspection process itself.

Shull, Forrest; Feldmann, Raimund L.; Seaman, Carolyn; Regardie, Myrna; Godfrey, Sally

2009-01-01

468

Identical Individuals? Population Structure: How Individuals Differ  

E-print Network

aged individuals Individual life history: Age and net reproductive rate, R0 Population projection: Age structure and population projection #12;US Males #12;Survivorship (Ricklefs & Miller, 1999) FecundityIdentical Individuals? Population Structure: How Individuals Differ Significance for Population

Caraco, Thomas

469

Software Verification and Validation Test Report for the HEPA filter Differential Pressure Fan Interlock System  

SciTech Connect

The HEPA Filter Differential Pressure Fan Interlock System PLC ladder logic software was tested using a Software Verification and Validation (V&V) Test Plan as required by the ''Computer Software Quality Assurance Requirements''. The purpose of his document is to report on the results of the software qualification.

ERMI, A.M.

2000-09-05

470

Automating the design of scientific computing software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

SINAPSE is a domain-specific software design system that generates code from specifications of equations and algorithm methods. This paper describes the system's design techniques (planning in a space of knowledge-based refinement and optimization rules), user interaction style (user has option to control decision making), and representation of knowledge (rules and objects). It also summarizes how the system knowledge has evolved over time and suggests some issues in building software design systems to facilitate reuse.

Kant, Elaine

1992-01-01

471

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

472

Software Cuts Homebuilding Costs, Increases Energy Efficiency  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To sort out the best combinations of technologies for a crewed mission to Mars, NASA Headquarters awarded grants to MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics to develop an algorithm-based software tool that highlights the most reliable and cost-effective options. Utilizing the software, Professor Edward Crawley founded Cambridge, Massachussetts-based Ekotrope, which helps homebuilders choose cost- and energy-efficient floor plans and materials.

2015-01-01

473

Knowledge focus via software agents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The essence of military Command and Control (C2) is making knowledge intensive decisions in a limited amount of time using uncertain, incorrect, or outdated information. It is essential to provide tools to decision-makers that provide: * Management of friendly forces by treating the "friendly resources as a system". * Rapid assessment of effects of military actions againt the "enemy as a system". * Assessment of how an enemy should, can, and could react to friendly military activities. Software agents in the form of mission agents, target agents, maintenance agents, and logistics agents can meet this information challenge. The role of each agent is to know all the details about its assigned mission, target, maintenance, or logistics entity. The Mission Agent would fight for mission resources based on the mission priority and analyze the effect that a proposed mission's results would have on the enemy. The Target Agent (TA) communicates with other targets to determine its role in the system of targets. A system of TAs would be able to inform a planner or analyst of the status of a system of targets, the effect of that status, adn the effect of attacks on that system. The system of TAs would also be able to analyze possible enemy reactions to attack by determining ways to minimize the effect of attack, such as rerouting traffic or using deception. The Maintenance Agent would scheudle maintenance events and notify the maintenance unit. The Logistics Agent would manage shipment and delivery of supplies to maintain appropriate levels of weapons, fuel and spare parts. The central idea underlying this case of software agents is knowledge focus. Software agents are createad automatically to focus their attention on individual real-world entities (e.g., missions, targets) and view the world from that entities perspective. The agent autonomously monitors the entity, identifies problems/opportunities, formulates solutions, and informs the decision-maker. The agent must be able to communicate to receive and disseminate information and provide the decision-maker with assistance via focused knowledge. THe agent must also be able to monitor the state of its own environment and make decisions necessary to carry out its delegated tasks. Agents bring three elements to the C2 domain that offer to improve decision-making. First, they provide higher-quality feedback and provide it more often. In doing so, the feedback loop becomes nearly continuous, reducing or eliminating delays in situation updates to decision-makers. Working with the most current information possible improves the control process, thus enabling effects based operations. Second, the agents accept delegation of actions and perform those actions following an established process. Agents' consistent actions reduce the variability of human input and stabilize the control process. Third, through the delegation of actions, agents ensure 100 percent consideration of plan details.

Henager, Donald E.

2001-09-01

474

Software Vulnerability Taxonomy Consolidation  

SciTech Connect

In today's environment, computers and networks are increasing exposed to a number of software vulnerabilities. Information about these vulnerabilities is collected and disseminated via various large publicly available databases such as BugTraq, OSVDB and ICAT. Each of these databases, individually, do not cover all aspects of a vulnerability and lack a standard format among them, making it difficult for end-users to easily compare various vulnerabilities. A central database of vulnerabilities has not been available until today for a number of reasons, such as the non-uniform methods by which current vulnerability database providers receive information, disagreement over which features of a particular vulnerability are important and how best to present them, and the non-utility of the information presented in many databases. The goal of this software vulnerability taxonomy consolidation project is to address the need for a universally accepted vulnerability taxonomy that classifies vulnerabilities in an unambiguous manner. A consolidated vulnerability database (CVDB) was implemented that coalesces and organizes vulnerability data from disparate data sources. Based on the work done in this paper, there is strong evidence that a consolidated taxonomy encompassing and organizing all relevant data can be achieved. However, three primary obstacles remain: lack of referencing a common ''primary key'', un-structured and free-form descriptions of necessary vulnerability data, and lack of data on all aspects of a vulnerability. This work has only considered data that can be unambiguously extracted from various data sources by straightforward parsers. It is felt that even with the use of more advanced, information mining tools, which can wade through the sea of unstructured vulnerability data, this current integration methodology would still provide repeatable, unambiguous, and exhaustive results. Though the goal of coalescing all available data, which would be of use to system administrators, software developers and vulnerability researchers is not yet achieved, this work has resulted in the most exhaustive collection of vulnerability data to date.

Polepeddi, S

2004-12-08

475

Software Configuration Management Guidebook  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The growth in cost and importance of software to NASA has caused NASA to address the improvement of software development across the agency. One of the products of this program is a series of guidebooks that define a NASA concept of the assurance processes which are used in software development. The Software Assurance Guidebook, SMAP-GB-A201, issued in September, 1989, provides an overall picture of the concepts and practices of NASA in software assurance. Lower level guidebooks focus on specific activities that fall within the software assurance discipline, and provide more detailed information for the manager and/or practitioner. This is the Software Configuration Management Guidebook which describes software configuration management in a way that is compatible with practices in industry and at NASA Centers. Software configuration management is a key software development process, and is essential for doing software assurance.

1995-01-01

476

Quality Assurance Project Plan for Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan activities  

SciTech Connect

This Quality Assurance Project Plan addresses the quality assurance requirements for the activities associated with the Facility Effluent Monitoring Plans, which are part of the overall Hanford Site Environmental Protection Plan. This plan specifically applies to the sampling and analysis activities and continuous monitoring performed for all Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan activities conducted by Westinghouse Hanford Company. It is generic in approach and will be implemented in conjunction with the specific requirements of the individual Facility Effluent Monitoring Plans.

Frazier, T.P.

1994-10-20

477

Individual Genetic Susceptibility  

SciTech Connect

Risk estimates derived from epidemiological studies of exposed populations, as well as the maximum permissible doses allowed for occupational exposure and exposure of the public to ionizing radiation are all based on the assumption that the human population is uniform in its radiosensitivity, except for a small number of individuals, such as ATM homozygotes who are easily identified by their clinical symptoms. The hypothesis upon which this proposal is based is that the human population is not homogeneous in radiosensitiviry, but that radiosensitive sub-groups exist which are not easy to identify. These individuals would suffer an increased incidence of detrimental radiation effects, and distort the shape of the dose response relationship. The radiosensitivity of these groups depend on the expression levels of specific proteins. The plan was to investigate the effect of 3 relatively rare, high penetrate genes available in mice, namely Atm, mRad9 & Brca1. The purpose of radiation protection is to prevent! deterministic effects of clinical significance and limit stochastic effects to acceptable levels. We plan, therefore to compare with wild type animals the radiosensitivity of mice heterozygous for each of the genes mentioned above, as well as double heterozygotes for pairs of genes, using two biological endpoints: a) Ocular cataracts as an important and relevant deterministic effect, and b) Oncogenic transformation in cultured embryo fibroblasts, as a surrogate for carcinogenesis, the most relevant stochastic effect.

Eric J. Hall

2008-12-08

478

Measures and metrics for software development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The evaluations of and recommendations for the use of software development measures based on the practical and analytical experience of the Software Engineering Laboratory are discussed. The basic concepts of measurement and system of classification for measures are described. The principal classes of measures defined are explicit, analytic, and subjective. Some of the major software measurement schemes appearing in the literature are derived. The applications of specific measures in a production environment are explained. These applications include prediction and planning, review and assessment, and evaluation and selection.

1984-01-01

479

A comparison of software verification techniques  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A controlled experiment performed by the Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) to compare the effectiveness of code reading, functional testing, and structural testing as software verification techniques is described. The experiment results indicate that code reading provides the greatest error detection capability at the lowest cost, whereas structural testing is the least effective technique. The experiment plan is explained, the experiment results are described, related results from other studies are discussed. The application of these results to the development of software in the flight dynamics environment is considered. Appendices summarize the experiment data and list the test programs.

1985-01-01

480

Deep space network software cost estimation model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A parametric software cost estimation model prepared for Deep Space Network (DSN) Data Systems implementation tasks is presented. The resource estimation model incorporates principles and data from a number of existing models. The model calibrates task magnitude and difficulty, development environment, and software technology effects through prompted responses to a set of approximately 50 questions. Parameters in the model are adjusted to fit DSN software life cycle statistics. The estimation model output scales a standard DSN Work Breakdown Structure skeleton, which is then input into a PERT/CPM system, producing a detailed schedule and resource budget for the project being planned.

Tausworthe, R. C.

1981-01-01

481

Healthcare information systems: analysis of healthcare software.  

PubMed

The need to manage medical information in healthcare delivery requires that information technology be optimized in diagnosing disease; in planning and administering treatment; and in monitoring patient outcomes, services, and costs. The goals of this article are twofold: (1) to identify healthcare-specific software that addresses specific parameters set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) for healthcare information systems and (2) to identify issues that managers should keep in mind when choosing an integrated information systems software package. For our analysis, we gathered, through Internet research, information about more than 400 software products from more than 200 companies. PMID:12698891

Snyder, Kimberlee D; Paulson, Patrick

2002-01-01

482

7 Processes that Enable NASA Software Engineering Technologies: Value-Added Process Engineering  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The presentation reviews Agency process requirements and the purpose, benefits, and experiences or seven software engineering processes. The processes include: product integration, configuration management, verification, software assurance, measurement and analysis, requirements management, and planning and monitoring.

Housch, Helen; Godfrey, Sally

2011-01-01

483

Ontologies and Software Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The chapter analyzes the state of the art in the use of ontologies for various software engineering tasks. The chapter starts\\u000a from defining software engineering as an application context for ontologies. Next, it introduces a framework that identifies\\u000a places in software lifecycle where ontologies can contribute to improvethe current state of software engineering.

Dragan Gaševi?; Nima Kaviani; Milan Milanovi?

484

Finding Helpful Software Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a list of evaluation services currently producing critical reviews of educational software. Includes information about The Apple K-12 Curriculum Software Reference, The Educational Software Preview, The Educational Software Selector, MicroSIFT, and Only The Best: The Discriminating Guide for Preschool-Grade 12. (TW)

Kruse, Ted, Comp.

1987-01-01

485

PYTHAGORAS: Multienvironment Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research is devoted to the problems of visual interfaces and hierarchical multilanguage technologies in HCI. The PYTHAGORAS software is based on graph representations and a hierarchical approach. The software may be used for the development of multienvironment software and as hyper world for students. Characteristic features of the PYTHAGORAS software include a preference for graphic descriptions with animation and

Vladimir V. Prokhorov

1995-01-01

486

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING COMPUTER SCIENCE  

E-print Network

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING COMPUTER SCIENCE ... What's the Difference? goeng1@mcmaster.ca www). Software Engineering covers the course content listed under Computer Science, with some additions. Software). Software Engineering students will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng). Computer Science

Bone, Gary

487

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

488

Scan Software 1 Introduction  

E-print Network

Scan Software 1 Introduction Scan is a graphical user interface designed to control a confocal microscope BIORAD MRC- 600. The software can acquire simultaneously two channels, scanning an area of 0. In addition, the software can control the stage position and amplifiers setup. The software runs on the Matlab

Alford, Simon

489

Handleiding software installatie  

E-print Network

Handleiding software installatie Version: 1.0 Windows 7 Date: 18-12-2013 #12;2 Binnen de NUWD omgeving is het mogelijk om specifieke software op uw PC te installeren. Voor andere software kunt u een" is het mogelijk om zelf specifieke software te installeren. In het volgende voorbeeld installeren wij

Galis, Frietson

490

Reusable software components  

Microsoft Academic Search

This column contains some updates on previous published sources of reusable software components, as well as some discussion of the reuse process currently underway at Motorola. COSMIC: The Computer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC) is NASA's Software Technology Transfer Center. It is the central repository for software developed under NASA funding. Program source code is made available for commercial

Trudy Levine

1995-01-01

491

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

492

PLAN FEATURES Deductible (per plan year) None Individual  

E-print Network

Maternity Coverage Outpatient Surgery MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Inpatient Biologically Based Mental Illness Inpatient Non-Biologically Based Mental Illness Outpatient Biologically Based Mental Illness Outpatient Non-Biologically Based Mental Illness ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE SERVICES PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS / REFERRED $250 per admission

493

Educational Software Directory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Educational Software Directory.net is an online directory that provides information on various software programs used in education. The website is hosted by KnowPlay, an online software store, which charges software makers to have their information posted here. The collection of programs and related websites can be searched using keywords or browsed by topic areas, which are: Children's, Games, Language Arts, Math, Multimedia, Music, Reference, Science, Social Studies, Special Needs, Teacher's, and Training. Other sections of the website provide links to organizations that offer online reviews of educational software, publishers of educational software, educational organizations involved in educational software, and online magazines, news sources, and related resources.

494

Software Formal Inspections Standard  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This Software Formal Inspections Standard (hereinafter referred to as Standard) is applicable to NASA software. This Standard defines the requirements that shall be fulfilled by the software formal inspections process whenever this process is specified for NASA software. The objective of this Standard is to define the requirements for a process that inspects software products to detect and eliminate defects as early as possible in the software life cycle. The process also provides for the collection and analysis of inspection data to improve the inspection process as well as the quality of the software.

1993-01-01

495

Automated Planning Of Spacecraft Telecommunications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer program known as SWIfT (Software for What-If Telecommunications) is user-friendly, modular, portable, window-based software tool. Accelerates and automates planning of antenna usage for spacecraft telecommunication systems and enables predictions of performances of such systems.

Veregge, John R.; Schwuttke, Ursula M.; Rivera, Monica B.; Murphy, Vickere B.

1995-01-01

496

Develop a Professional Learning Plan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A professional learning plan establishes short-and long-term plans for professional learning and implementation of the learning. Such plans guide individuals, schools, districts, and states in coordinating learning experiences designed to achieve outcomes for educators and students. Professional learning plans focus on the program of educator…

Journal of Staff Development, 2013

2013-01-01

497

Radio Network Planning with Combinatorial Optimisation Algorithms  

E-print Network

Radio Network Planning with Combinatorial Optimisation Algorithms P. Calégari, F. Guidec, P. Kuonen@c2r.tdf.fr Group: Software tools Abstract: Future UMTS radio planning engineers will face difficult, a software for the optimisation of the radio network is under development. Two mathematical models

Boyer, Edmond

498

Software productivity improvement through software engineering technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It has been estimated that NASA expends anywhere from 6 to 10 percent of its annual budget on the acquisition, implementation and maintenance of computer software. Although researchers have produced numerous software engineering approaches over the past 5-10 years; each claiming to be more effective than the other, there is very limited quantitative information verifying the measurable impact htat any of these technologies may have in a production environment. At NASA/GSFC, an extended research effort aimed at identifying and measuring software techniques that favorably impact productivity of software development, has been active over the past 8 years. Specific, measurable, software development technologies have been applied and measured in a production environment. Resulting software development approaches have been shown to be effective in both improving quality as well as productivity in this one environment.

Mcgarry, F. E.

1985-01-01

499

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

500

VOUS Software Facilitates Development Of Other Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Visual Object Oriented Unification System (VOUS) computer program provides facility for development of other, high-level software. Does not replace, but rather extends, preexisting software tools for development of other software. Provides comprehensive, graphical, interactive medium for all phases in development of computer code from early exploration of concepts, through detailed coding-and-error-checking process, to final reporting of finished code and compilation of instruction manual for its use. Simplifies and partly automates programmer's task.

Oliger, Joseph; Pichumani, Ramini; Ponceleon, Dulce

1992-01-01