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Compact fusion (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Hope, C., & Hutton, G. (2006). Compact fusion

There are many advantages to writing functional programs in a compositional style, such as clarity and modularity. However, the intermediate data structures produced may mean that the resulting program is inefficient in terms of space. These may be r... Read More

Streamlining the formation of virtual enterprises in the aerospace industry (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Farr, R., Buxton, D., Bovik, C., & MacCarthy, B. L. (2006). Streamlining the formation of virtual enterprises in the aerospace industry

The virtual enterprise is an ideal solution to the pace of change in modern markets, where increasingly well-informed customers demand high performance, customised products, with continuing downward pressure on prices and lead times. In meeting custo... Read More

The B-coder: an improved binary arithmetic coder and probability estimator (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Kelly, B. G., & Brailsford, D. F. (2006). The B-coder: an improved binary arithmetic coder and probability estimator

In this paper we present the B-coder, an efficient binary arithmetic coder that performs extremely well on a wide range of data. The B-coder should be classed as an `approximate’ arithmetic coder, because of its use of an approximation to multiplicat... Read More

Wireless mobile ad-hoc sensor networks for very large scale cattle monitoring (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Radenkovic, M., & Wietrzyk, B. (2006). Wireless mobile ad-hoc sensor networks for very large scale cattle monitoring

This paper investigates the use of wireless mobile ad hoc sensor networks in the nationwide cattle monitoring systems. This problem is essential for monitoring general animal health and detecting outbreaks of animal diseases that can... Read More

Open Access Repositories & Scholarly Publication (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Johnson, G. J. (2006). Open Access Repositories & Scholarly Publication

This presentation briefly covers some of the issues around Open Access as it pertains to institutional repositories in the UK higher educational sector. It includes an overview of the current activities of SHERPA, along with the benefits, concerns a... Read More

Rumours, Bargains and Lies: How to advocate Open Access repositories more successfully (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Johnson, G. J. (2006). Rumours, Bargains and Lies: How to advocate Open Access repositories more successfully

In this workshop seminar delivered twice at the CoFHE/UCR 2006 conference the author explored aspects relating to successful advocacy of Open Access and repositories. Areas covered included preconceptions on the part of academics and support staff, a... Read More

Laying out the future of final-form digital documents (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Brailsford, D. F. (2006). Laying out the future of final-form digital documents. In J. P. Allebach, & H. Chao (Eds.),

It is just over 20 years since Adobe's PostScript opened a new era in digital documents. PostScript allows most details of rendering to be hidden within the imaging device itself, while providing a rich set of primitives enabling document engineers t... Read More

The spatial character of sensor technology (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Reeves, S., Pridmore, T., Crabtree, A., Green, J., Benford, S., & O'Malley, C. (2006). The spatial character of sensor technology

By considering the spatial character of sensor-based interactive systems, this paper investigates how discussions of seams and seamlessness in ubiquitous computing neglect the complex spatial character that is constructed as a side-effect of deployin... Read More

Evaluating Invariances in Document Layout Functions (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Macdonald, A. J., Brailsford, D. F., & Lumley, J. (2006). Evaluating Invariances in Document Layout Functions. In D. F. Brailsford (Ed.),

With the development of variable-data-driven digital presses - where each document printed is potentially unique - there is a need for pre-press optimization to identify material that is invariant from document to document. In this way rasterisation... Read More

Modal Control of Vibration in Rotating Machines and Other Generally Damped Systems (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Houlston, P. R., Garvey, S. D., & Popov, A. A. (2006). Modal Control of Vibration in Rotating Machines and Other Generally Damped Systems

Second order matrix equations arise in the description of real dynamical systems. Traditional modal control approaches utilise the eigenvectors of the undamped system to diagonalise the system matrices. A regrettable consequence of this approach is t... Read More

Optimal Controller Designs for Rotating Machines - Penalising the Rate of Change of Control Forcing (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Houlston, P. R., Garvey, S. D., & Popov, A. A. (2006). Optimal Controller Designs for Rotating Machines - Penalising the Rate of Change of Control Forcing

In the context of active control of rotating machines, standard optimal controller methods enable a trade-off to be made between (weighted) mean-square vibrations and (weighted) mean-square currents injected into magnetic bearings. One shortcoming of... Read More

Artificial Immune Tissue using Self-Organizing Networks (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Feyereisl, J., & Aickelin, U. (2006). Artificial Immune Tissue using Self-Organizing Networks

As introduced by Bentley et al. (2005), artificial immune systems (AIS) are lacking tissue, which is present in one form or another in all living multi-cellular organisms. Some have argued that this concept in the context of AIS brings little novelty... Read More

Simulation Optimization of the Crossdock Door Assignmnet Problem (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Aickelin, U., & Adewunmi, A. (2006). Simulation Optimization of the Crossdock Door Assignmnet Problem

The purpose of this report is to present the Crossdock Door Assignment Problem, which involves assigning destinations to outbound dock doors of Crossdock centres such that travel distance by material handling equipment is minimized. We propose a two... Read More