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Dreamcatcher: IT to Support Indigenous People
Found in: IT Professional
By Donald Cowan,Fred McGarry,Heather Moran,Daniel McCarthy,Clynt King
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 39-47
The Dreamcatcher Web-based information system contains interactive mapping tools, mediated social networks, geospatial consultation services, and a security model to help indigenous people retain their traditional knowledge and negotiate with governments a...
 
Dreamcatcher: IT to Support Indigenous People
Found in: IT Professional
By Donald Cowan,Fred McGarry,Heather Moran,Daniel McCarthy,Clynt King
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 39-47
The Dreamcatcher Web-based information system contains interactive mapping tools, mediated social networks, geospatial consultation services, and a security model to help indigenous people retain their traditional knowledge and negotiate with governments a...
 
Dreamcatcher: IT to Support Indigenous People
Found in: IT Professional
By Donald Cowan,Fred McGarry,Heather Moran,Daniel McCarthy,Clynt King
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 39-47
The Dreamcatcher Web-based information system contains interactive mapping tools, mediated social networks, geospatial consultation services, and a security model to help indigenous people retain their traditional knowledge and negotiate with governments a...
 
Asset-Mapping Approaches to Web-Based Collaborative Innovation
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Donald Cowan, Paulo Alencar, Fred McGarry, Carlos Lucena, Ingrid Nunes
Issue Date:September 2010
pp. 528-532
Twenty-first century global change is challenging our use and management of all resources. For a community to adapt and yet maintain and even enhance its economy and quality of life, there is a need for collaborative innovation (CI) and related action amon...
 
A Process-Centric Approach for Coordinating Product Configuration Decisions
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Marcilio Mendonca, Donald Cowan, Toacy Oliveira
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 283a
In product family approaches such as software product lines, product configuration is a key activity that deals with the constrained combination and parameterization of reusable core assets as a means to achieve correct product assembly. The configuration ...
   
On Analysis of Design Component Contracts: A Case Study
Found in: Software Technology and Engineering Practice, International Workshop on
By Jing Dong, Paulo Alencar, Donald Cowan
Issue Date:September 2003
pp. 103-113
Software patterns are a new design paradigm used to solve problems that arise when developing software within a particular context. Patterns capture the static and dynamic structure and collaboration among the components in a software design. A key promise...
 
Software Engineering for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems - SELMAS?2003
Found in: Software Engineering, International Conference on
By Carlos Lucena, José Alberto Sardinha, Alessandro Garcia, Alexander Romanovsky, Jaelson Castro, Paulo Alencar, Donald Cowan
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 771
Objects and agents are abstractions that exhibit points of similarity, but the development of multi-agent systems (MASs) poses other challenges to Software Engineering since software agents are inherently more complex entities. In addition, a large MAS nee...
   
A Pattern-Based Approach to Structural Design Composition
Found in: Computer Software and Applications Conference, Annual International
By Paulo Alencar, Donald Cowan, Jing Dong, Carlos Lucena
Issue Date:October 1999
pp. 160
This paper describes an approach to component-based software engineering based on a formal description of design patterns. The architectural design information, captured by design patterns, is made explicit and represented in a declarative way, being packa...
 
S.P.L.O.T.: software product lines online tools
Found in: Proceeding of the 24th ACM SIGPLAN conference companion on Object oriented programming systems languages and applications (OOPSLA '09)
By Donald Cowan, Marcilio Mendonca, Moises Branco
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 761-762
This paper introduces S.P.L.O.T., a Web-based reasoning and configuration system for Software Product Lines (SPLs). The system benefits from mature logic-based reasoning techniques such as SAT solvers and binary decision diagrams to provide efficient reaso...
     
Efficient compilation techniques for large scale feature models
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Generative programming and component engineering (GPCE '08)
By Andrzej Wasowski, Donald Cowan, Krzysztof Czarnecki, Marcilio Mendonca
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 1-8
Feature modeling is used in generative programming and software product-line engineering to capture the common and variable properties of programs within an application domain. The translation of feature models to propositional logics enabled the use of re...
     
Towards a framework for collaborative and coordinated product configuration
Found in: Companion to the 21st ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming languages, systems, and applications (OOPSLA '06)
By Donald Cowan, Krzysztof Czarnecki, Marcilio Mendonca
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 774-775
In system-family approaches, product configuration is the activity of selecting the features desired for a software product. Although this process is typically collaborative this aspect has long been neglected. On the other hand, enabling collaborative pro...
     
Towards a framework for collaborative and coordinated product configuration
Found in: Companion to the 21st ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming languages, systems, and applications (OOPSLA '06)
By Donald Cowan, Krzysztof Czarnecki, Marcilio Mendonca, Toacy Oliveira
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 649-650
In system-family approaches, product configuration is the activity of selecting the features desired for a software product. Although this process is typically collaborative this aspect has long been neglected. On the other hand, enabling collaborative pro...
     
A COTS architectural component specification stencil for selection and reasoning
Found in: Proceedings of the 2005 workshop on Models and processes for the evaluation of off-the-shelf components (MPEC '05)
By Donald Cowan, Jing Dong, Lawrence Chung, Paulo Alencar, Sheng Yang
Issue Date:May 2005
pp. 105-110
Reusing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components may reduce cost and time-to-market. It may significantly improve software productivity. However, the selection and assessment of COTS components are still a challenge task. It is hard to find the right com...
     
Using view-based models to formalize architecture description
Found in: Proceedings of the third international workshop on Software architecture (ISAW '98)
By Donald Cowan, Kurt Lichtner, Paulo S.C. Alencar
Issue Date:November 1998
pp. 97-100
An important problem that arises in path oriented testing is the generation of test data that causes a program to follow a given path. In this paper, we present a novel program execution based approach using an iterative relaxation method to address the ab...
     
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