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Coalition Agents Experiment: Multiagent Cooperation in International Coalitions
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By David N. Allsopp, Patrick Beautement, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Edmund H. Durfee, Michael Kirton, Craig A. Knoblock, Niranjan Suri, Austin Tate, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:May 2002
pp. 26-35
<p>Military coalitions are examples of large-scale, multi-faceted, virtual organizations, which sometimes need to be rapidly created and flexibly changed as circumstances alter. The Coalition Agents Experiment (CoAX) aims to show that multiagent syst...
Next-Generation Virtual Worlds: Architecture, Status, and Directions
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 60-65
It seems likely that the Web as we know it will undergo several paradigm shifts in the coming years: its content will expand from 2D documents to also accommodate 3D virtual worlds; with new technologies like RFID and smartphones, we'll be able to link to ...
Identity Management
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson, Dale R. Thompson
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 82-85
The Identity Solutions Symposium held in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 21 to 22 February, 2007 brought together academic, industry, and government experts working on radio frequency identification (RFID), biometrics, sensors, animal identification, identity cards, ...
Data Processing Workflow Automation in Grid Architecture
Found in: Grid and Cooperative Computing Workshops, International Conference on
By Zhichun Xiao, Craig W. Thompson, Wing Ning Li
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 189-195
Because of the poor performance and the expensive license cost, traditional relational database management systems are no longer good choices for processing huge amount of data. Grid computing is replacing the place of RDBMS in data processing. Traditional...
Architecting RFID Middleware
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Joseph E. Hoag, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 88-92
In 2005, the University of Arkansas's Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department started developing open-source RFID middleware to address the problem of determining which hardware and software companies should invest in. The authors describe tha...
Smart Devices and Soft Controllers
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 82-85
What if things (initially devices, but maybe things in general, including pets, places, and even abstractions) were smarter, easier to use, could diagnose their own problems, present different interfaces to different people, and communicate with each other...
Virtual World Architectures
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 11-14
Three-dimensional virtual worlds promise to complement the Web with 3D models of virtual places that are fanciful or that model and mirror the real world. Marketplace evolution is one way to wait and see if and how this will come about. Another approach is...
RFID Meets the Internet
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By George Roussos, Sastry S. Duri, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:January 2009
pp. 11-13
After several years of development, networked RFID is moving beyond the early adopter phase as more and more industry sectors are using this technology for increasingly diverse applications. Two main technological advances have made this possible: the wide...
Modeling Healthcare Logistics in a Virtual World
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson, Fran Hagstrom
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 100-104
The 3D virtual world Second Life provides a free computing platform for to terraform virtual landscapes, build imaginative buildings or spaces, meet, socialize, and collaborate. Some universities and businesses have experimented with virtual classrooms and...
Crisis Management
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Sharad Mehrotra, Taieb Znati, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:January 2008
pp. 14-17
Multiple recent disasters have put crisis management in the limelight. Consequently, many IT-related research efforts are under way to bring transformational changes to first responder and response organizations’ ability to contain and mitigate crises.
3D Social Virtual Worlds: Research Issues and Challenges
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Adel Hendaoui, Moez Limayem, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:January 2008
pp. 88-92
Three-dimendionsal social virtual worlds such as Second Life reveal challenges worth exploring for both researchers and managers.
Extending a Natural Language Interface with Geospatial Queries
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinitha Reddy, Kyle Neumeier, Joshua McFarlane, Jackson Cothren, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 82-85
The authors describe an extension of a menu-based natural language interface (MBNLI) to support geospatial queries. Their extension makes it easier for application analysts and even inexperienced users to phrase complex queries without knowing SQL, databas...
Toward a Grid-Based DBMS
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 87-90
The advent of cheap, powerful PCs is expanding the possibility that legions of such machines, organized as grids, can be federated together to solve large problems.
Talk to Your Semantic Web
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson, Paul Pazandak, Harry R. Tennant
Issue Date:November 2005
pp. 75-78
Using natural language to communicate with computers remains a grand-challenge question. The authors' LingoLogic interface technology can be seen as a widely useful human interface technology that can extend the Semantic Web.
Digital Licensing
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson, Rishikesh Jena
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 85-88
A digital license protects an author or owner?s intellectual property rights to regulate how content is sold or used, monitors compliance to terms and conditions, and regulates compensation. Thegoal of digital license automation is to provide an infrastruc...
Guest Editors' Introduction: Internet Access to Scientific Data
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By David Korsemeyer, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 17-19
The experimental and experiential nature of many sciences requires that researchers capture huge volumes of data for which they propose theories to explain or model the data. Simulations, queries, and data mining can generate very large derived data sets. ...
Agents, Grids, and Middleware
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 97-99
Agents, grids, and middleware are more closely related than most might think. The author discusses the software architecture for two software projects: one involving infrastructure for distributed, pervasive computing; the other involving partitioning huge...
Architecture of an Open Object-Oriented Database Management System
Found in: Computer
By David L. Wells, José A. Blakeley, Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:October 1992
pp. 74-82
<p>The architecture of the open object-oriented database (OODB) management system, its requirements, and its computational model, which builds database functionality as an extensible collection of transparent extensions to existing programming langua...
Virtual and Real-World Ontology Services
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Joshua D. Eno,Craig W. Thompson
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 46-52
Both augmented-reality and virtual world applications must model semantic knowledge about real- or virtual world objects. The current generation of virtual world platforms provides limited facilities for representing this kind of knowledge, but a next gene...
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Craig W. Thompson, Patrick Parkerson
Issue Date:May 2004
pp. 85-89
This issue's column is about time and the deluge of data that we can expect to collect and view ? from the perspective of a subproblem, a database management system that records a person's life in its entirety ? referred to here as DBMS[me] and E-me (that ...
Linking behavior in a virtual world environment
Found in: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Web 3D Technology (Web3D '10)
By Craig W. Thompson, Joshua Eno, Susan Gauch
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 157-164
Linking between separate virtual world environments differs significantly from flat web linking, both in terms of technical challenges and user experience. Considering these differences, and the need for individual users to actually create links between lo...
Usable natural language interfaces through menu-based natural language understanding
Found in: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '83)
By Craig W. Thompson, Harry R. Tennant, Kenneth M. Ross
Issue Date:December 1983
pp. 154-160
Conventional natural language interfaces suffer from several ease-of-use problems. They require a user to type and to formulate questions in a way that the system can understand. They have high failure rates which often frustrate users, and users often do ...