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Intelligent Information Systems, IASTED International Conference on (1997)
Grand Bahama Island, BAHAMAS
Dec. 8, 1997 to Dec. 10, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-8218-3
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (PDF)

pp. xi

Plenary Lectures (PDF)

pp. xiii
Intelligent Medical Information Systems

Search techniques for rational drug design (Abstract)

J.C. Latombe , Pfizer Central Res., Sandwich, UK
P.W. Finn , Pfizer Central Res., Sandwich, UK
R. Motwani , Pfizer Central Res., Sandwich, UK
S. Venkatasubramanian , Pfizer Central Res., Sandwich, UK
L.E. Kavraki , Pfizer Central Res., Sandwich, UK
pp. 2

CTSHIV: A Knowledge-Based System for the Management of HIV-Infected Patients (Abstract)

Ranjit Iyer , University of California, Irvine California
Michael Pazzani , University of California, Irvine California
Jeremiah Tilles , University of California, Irvine California
Edison Schroeder , University of California, Irvine California
Darryl See , University of California, Irvine California
pp. 7

Defining planning target volume in radiotherapy for glioblastoma multiform by using artificial neural network (Abstract)

G. Gademann , Inst. for Meas. & Electron., Otto-von-Guericke-Univ., Magdeburg, Germany
B. Michaelis , Inst. for Meas. & Electron., Otto-von-Guericke-Univ., Magdeburg, Germany
N. Kaspari , Inst. for Meas. & Electron., Otto-von-Guericke-Univ., Magdeburg, Germany
pp. 14

Using Intranet Technology to Access Valuable Information in a Clinical Environment Fast and Efficiently (Abstract)

N.C. Swoboda , University Munich, Germany
Thomas Fuckner , University Munich, Germany
K. Adelhard , University Munich, Germany
pp. 24

Navigating multi-media medical information systems using Virtual Medical Worlds (Abstract)

A. Marsh , Inst. of Commun. & Comput. Syst., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece
B. Marovic , Inst. of Commun. & Comput. Syst., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece
Z. Jovanovic , Inst. of Commun. & Comput. Syst., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece
I. Milojevic , Inst. of Commun. & Comput. Syst., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece
N. Djukanovic , Inst. of Commun. & Comput. Syst., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece
pp. 27

Interval-based reasoning in Medical Diagnosis (Abstract)

Prof Kohout , Florida State University
Yew Kok Meng , University of Malaya
pp. 32

Decision Trees and Automatic Learning in Medical Decision Making (Abstract)

Milan Zorman , Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Peter Kokol , Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Gregor Cerkvenik , University Medical Centre Ljubljana
pp. 37

Intermodality registration and fusion of liver images for medical diagnosis (Abstract)

C.H. Chen , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
N.T. Chiu , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
X.N. Sun , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
X.H. Liu , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
J.X. Lee , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
T.M. Chung , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
pp. 42
Intelligent Informatics for Medical and Surgical Assist Systems

A mechatronic based robotic system for knee surgery (Abstract)

B. Davies , Mechatronics in Med. Lab., Imperial Coll., London, UK
R.D. Hibberd , Mechatronics in Med. Lab., Imperial Coll., London, UK
S.J. Harris , Mechatronics in Med. Lab., Imperial Coll., London, UK
M. Jakopec , Mechatronics in Med. Lab., Imperial Coll., London, UK
K.L. Fan , Mechatronics in Med. Lab., Imperial Coll., London, UK
pp. 48

Techniques for touch sense on invasive tools in minimal access therapy (Abstract)

R.S.W. Stone , AMARC, Bristol Univ., UK
J. Tritto , AMARC, Bristol Univ., UK
P.N. Brett , AMARC, Bristol Univ., UK
pp. 53

Robotic/Computer Assisted Osteosynthesis (Abstract)

Ian Browbank , Loughborough University
Kaddour Bouazza-Marouf , Loughborough University
pp. 58

Nodule Detection on Chest Helical CT Scans by Using a Genetic Algorithm (Abstract)

Takeshi Hara , Gifu University
Hiroshi Fujita , Gifu University
Shigeki Itoh , Nagoya Memorial Hospital
Yongbum Lee , Gifu University
Takeo Ishigaki , Nagoya University School of Medicine
pp. 67

Intelligent interface considerations for surgical assist robotics (Abstract)

A.P. Slade , Dept. of Surg., Dundee Univ., UK
A. Cuschieri , Dept. of Surg., Dundee Univ., UK
J.R. Hewit , Dept. of Surg., Dundee Univ., UK
T.G. Frank , Dept. of Surg., Dundee Univ., UK
pp. 75

On-Line Estimation of the Stapes-Bone Thickness in Stapedotomy by Learning a Linear Association of the Force and Torque Drilling Profiles (Abstract)

Vassilios Petridis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dave Baker , University of Bristol
Vassilis G. Kaburlasos , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Peter Brett , University of Bristol
pp. 80
Cognition and Learning

A Computational Architecture to Model Human Emotions (Abstract)

Arun Chandra , International Business Machines Corporation
pp. 86

A pilot study on human cognitive reliability (HCR) by human model simulation (Abstract)

Wei Wu , Graduate Sch. of Energy Sci., Kyoto Univ., Japan
H. Yoshikawa , Graduate Sch. of Energy Sci., Kyoto Univ., Japan
pp. 95

A Majority Rules Approach to Data Mining (Abstract)

Richard J. Roiger , Mankato State University
Rajiv R. Sant , Mankato State University
Cyrus Azarbod , Mankato State University
pp. 100

Bias and the probability of generalization (Abstract)

D.R. Wilson , Fonix Syst. Corp., Draper, UT, USA
T.R. Martinez , Fonix Syst. Corp., Draper, UT, USA
pp. 108

Creating Machines with Universal Intelligence (Abstract)

Azamat Sh. Abdoullaev , EIS Encyclopedic Systems Ltd.
pp. 115

Learning Design Plans in a Knowledge-Based Blackboard System (Abstract)

Jenmu Wang , Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taipei
pp. 122
Neural Networks

Visualization of Data Structures and Machine Learning of Rules (Abstract)

Yoh-Han Pao , Case Western Reserve University
pp. 128

Generalized Neural Network Based Model for Structural Dynamic Identification, Analytical and Experimental Studies (Abstract)

J. C. S. Yang , University of Maryland, College Park, MD
F. Amini , University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
G. Z. Qi , University of Maryland, College Park, MD
H. M. Chen , Multimedia Communications Inc., Bethesda, MD
pp. 138

Index Fund Trading with Learning Network Advisors (Abstract)

Javier Echauz , University of Puerto Rico
Vipin Ramani , Information Technology Lab., GE CR&D
pp. 143

Reinforced concrete structural damage diagnosis by using artificial neural network (Abstract)

C.H. Tsai , Dept. of Civil Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
D.S. Hsu , Dept. of Civil Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
pp. 149

Machine learning in engineering design-an unsupervised fuzzy neural network case-based learning model (Abstract)

Shih-Lin Hung , Dept. of Civil Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Taiwan
J.C. Jan , Dept. of Civil Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Taiwan
pp. 156

Multiple neural networks coupled with oblique decision trees: a case study on the configuration design of midship structure (Abstract)

Y.S. Yang , Dept. of Mech. Design Eng., Daejin Univ., South Korea
S.M. Han , Dept. of Mech. Design Eng., Daejin Univ., South Korea
K.H. Lee , Dept. of Mech. Design Eng., Daejin Univ., South Korea
Y.S. Yeun , Dept. of Mech. Design Eng., Daejin Univ., South Korea
pp. 161

Interpretation of in-situ test data using artificial neural networks (Abstract)

Tien-Hsiung Tso , Civil Eng. Dept., Clemson, SC, USA
Pin-Sien Lin , Civil Eng. Dept., Clemson, SC, USA
C.H. Juang , Civil Eng. Dept., Clemson, SC, USA
pp. 168
Evolutionary Computing and Genetic Algorithms

Genetic Forecasting Algorithm with Financial Applications (Abstract)

Pataya Dangprasert , Assumption University
Somsong Chiraphadhanakul , Assumption University
Vichit Avatchanakorn , Assumption University
pp. 174

Extracting structural characteristics of a nonlinear time series using genetic algorithms (Abstract)

E.F. Georgopoulos , Sch. of Eng., Patras Univ., Greece
S.D. Likothanassis , Sch. of Eng., Patras Univ., Greece
A.V. Adamopoulos , Sch. of Eng., Patras Univ., Greece
pp. 179

Instance-based learning by searching (Abstract)

M. Fuchs , Fachbereich Inf., Kaiserslautern Univ., Germany
pp. 189

Adaptive Genetic Operators (Abstract)

Vladimir Estivill-Castro , Neurocomputing Reseach Centre
pp. 194

Using genetic algorithms for non-negative least error minimal norm solutions (Abstract)

P. Nikolopoulos , Ameritech Services, Chicago, IL, USA
C. Nikolopoulos , Ameritech Services, Chicago, IL, USA
pp. 199

Evolving Cooperation via Communication in Homogeneous Multi-agent Systems (Abstract)

Cristobal Baray , Robotics Laboratory, Indiana University
pp. 204

Simulated Jumping in Genetic Algorithms for a set of test functions (Abstract)

Shara Amin , Applied Research and Technology, BT Laboratories
J.L. Fernandez-Villacanas , Applied Research and Technology, BT Laboratories
pp. 209
Fuzzy Logic

An intelligent system based usability evaluation metric (Abstract)

D. Cook , Appl. Comput. Res. Inst., La Trobe Univ., Melbourne, Vic., Australia
T.S. Dillon , Appl. Comput. Res. Inst., La Trobe Univ., Melbourne, Vic., Australia
E.J. Chang , Appl. Comput. Res. Inst., La Trobe Univ., Melbourne, Vic., Australia
pp. 218

The fuzzy logic approach to the car number plate locating problem (Abstract)

J. Virant , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
N. Zimic , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
M. Mraz , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
J. Ficzko , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
pp. 227

Generating consensus fuzzy cognitive maps (Abstract)

A. Joseph , Inf. Syst. & Anal. Dept., Howard Univ., Washington, DC, USA
A. Mobolurin , Inf. Syst. & Anal. Dept., Howard Univ., Washington, DC, USA
N. Bryson , Inf. Syst. & Anal. Dept., Howard Univ., Washington, DC, USA
pp. 231

The Norman attentional model implementation using fuzzy logic (Abstract)

P. Domingo , Comput. Sci. Dept., Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
F. Paniagua , Comput. Sci. Dept., Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
R. Rodriguez-Galan , Comput. Sci. Dept., Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
A. Garcia-Crespo , Comput. Sci. Dept., Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
pp. 241

Fuzzy Database Framework-Relational Versus Object-Oriented Model (Abstract)

K.K. Phang , University of Malaya
T.C. Ling , University of Malaya
Mashkuri Hj. Yaacob , University of Malaya
pp. 246

Learning logic functions from examples-better conceptions and models (Abstract)

C. Posthoff , Dept. of Math. & Comput. Sci., Univ. of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
pp. 251
Symbolic Processing, Knowledge-based Systems, and Object-Oriented Programming

Temporal proof of the behavior of sequential machines (Abstract)

V. Chapurlat , LG12P, EMA/EERIE, Nimes, France
J. Magnier , LG12P, EMA/EERIE, Nimes, France
M. Larnac , LG12P, EMA/EERIE, Nimes, France
pp. 258

Knowledge assets and their scheduling of use within organizations (Abstract)

J. Liebowitz , Dept. of Manage. Sci., George Washington Univ., Washington, DC, USA
pp. 262

Structuring the knowledge-based systems evaluation process (Abstract)

N. Juristo , Fac. de Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
pp. 266

The RSI temporal-cognitive model for believable and introspective interpretation in intelligent tutoring systems (Abstract)

E. Espinosa , Inst. Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores, Monterrey, Mexico
F. Ramos , Inst. Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores, Monterrey, Mexico
pp. 271

Automatic Verification of Requirement Specifications (Abstract)

Cheol-Joo Jeong , Kyonggi University
Gi-Hwon Kwon , Kyonggi University
Yeon-Dae Chung , Kyonggi University
pp. 277

Functional Concept Acquisition Using Action Schemata (Abstract)

Raul Sidnei Wazlawick , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
pp. 282
Intelligent and Integrated Environments for Design and Construction

Virtual reality in support of a project life-cycle (Abstract)

I. Faraj , Dept. of Surveying, Salford Univ., UK
M. Alshawi , Dept. of Surveying, Salford Univ., UK
pp. 288

A Case-Based Approach for Construction Process Activity Specification (Abstract)

Farhi Marir , University of Salford
Jim Yip , University of Salford
Peter Brandon , University of Salford
Yacine Rezgui , University of Salford
Grahame Cooper , University of Salford
pp. 293

Integrated design support systems for conceptual design of a space power reactor (Abstract)

T. Nagamatsu , Grad. Sch. of Energy Sci., Kyoto Univ., Japan
H. Shimoda , Grad. Sch. of Energy Sci., Kyoto Univ., Japan
M. Takahashi , Grad. Sch. of Energy Sci., Kyoto Univ., Japan
S. Takeoka , Grad. Sch. of Energy Sci., Kyoto Univ., Japan
H. Yoshikawa , Grad. Sch. of Energy Sci., Kyoto Univ., Japan
pp. 298

Intelligent systems approach for predicting defects in housing construction (Abstract)

Z. Ahmed , Sch. of Constr., Sheffield Hallam Univ., UK
P. Stephenson , Sch. of Constr., Sheffield Hallam Univ., UK
pp. 303

Developing A Conceptual Model for an Integrated Database (Abstract)

Peter Brandon , University of Salford
Farhi Marir , University of Salford
Terry Child , University of Salford
Ghassan Aouad , University of Salford
pp. 316

Learning construction-planning knowledge from experience (Abstract)

Ren-Jye Dzeng , Dept. of Civil Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan
Wei Tong Chen , Dept. of Civil Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan
pp. 321
Expert Systems and Neural Networks in the Environmental Sciences

An expert system approach for water management in case of drought (Abstract)

T.J. Chang , Dept. of Civil Eng., Ohio Univ., Athens, OH, USA
D. Moore , Dept. of Civil Eng., Ohio Univ., Athens, OH, USA
pp. 332

Perceptron neural network-based model predicts air pollution (Abstract)

P. Mlakar , Jozef Stefan Inst., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
M. Boznar , Jozef Stefan Inst., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
pp. 345

Determination of features for air pollution forecasting models (Abstract)

P. Mlakar , Jozef Stefan Inst., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
pp. 350

Providing wastewater treatment plants with predictive knowledge based on transition networks (Abstract)

J.M. Gimeno , Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
I.R. Roda , Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
M. Poch , Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
M. Sanchez-Marre , Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
J. Bejar , Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
U. Cortes , Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
J. Lafuente , Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes Inf., Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
pp. 355

Applying Domain Knowledge to the discovery of Operating Situations in Wastewater Treatment Plants (Abstract)

M. Poch , Univ. de Girona
J. Bejar , Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya
M. Sanchez , Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya
J. M. Gimeno , Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya
U. Cortes , Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya
pp. 360
Image and Map Recognition

Noise and Background Removal from Handwriting Images (Abstract)

Graham Leedham , Nanyang Technological University
Yan Solihin , Nanyang Technological University
pp. 366

Edge detector: towards the solid ground of an image retrieval system (Abstract)

J. Virant , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
N. Zimic , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
I. Lapanja , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
M. Mraz , Fac. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Ljubljana Univ., Slovenia
pp. 371

Energy minimization for extracting mouth curves in a facial image (Abstract)

G. Rabi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, St. John's, Nfld., Canada
Si Wei Lu , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, St. John's, Nfld., Canada
pp. 381
Information Retrieval and Database Management Systems

Intelligent browser for TEXPROS (Abstract)

P.A. Ng , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
Chih-Ying Wang , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
Qianhong Liu , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
pp. 388

HyTEXPROS: A Hypermedia Information Retrieval System (Abstract)

Qianhong Liu , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nancy H. Shen , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Peter A. Ng , New Jersey Institute of Technology
pp. 399

Associative Query Answering via Query Feature Similarity (Abstract)

Wesley W. Chu , University of California, Los Angeles
Guogen Zhang , University of California, Los Angeles
pp. 405

Belief revision as database update (Abstract)

M.-A. Williams , Dept. of Manage., Newcastle Univ., NSW, Australia
pp. 410

Developing an active heterogeneous database system (Abstract)

Jung-Kwi Liu , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Database/Knowledge Base Res. Group, Taipai, Taiwan
Shi-Ming Huang , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Database/Knowledge Base Res. Group, Taipai, Taiwan
pp. 415

Developing a query optimizer for a federated database system (Abstract)

C. Egyhazy , US Syst. Eng. Center, British Telecom North America Inc., Reston, VA, USA
Zhao-Ping Yu , US Syst. Eng. Center, British Telecom North America Inc., Reston, VA, USA
pp. 420

Optimization of knowledge discovery process using domain knowledge (Abstract)

M.M. Owrang O , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Syst., American Univ., Washington, DC, USA
pp. 428
Multimedia Communications and Computing

Transmission of variable bit-rate MPEG-2 video streams over ATM: applications, challenges, and techniques (Abstract)

B. Basch , GTE Labs. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
A. Lewis , GTE Labs. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
S. Gringeri , GTE Labs. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
R. Egorov , GTE Labs. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
A. Jimenez-Rivera , GTE Labs. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
B. Khasnabish , GTE Labs. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
pp. 436

Multimedia summaries of broadcast news (Abstract)

M.T. Maybury , Adv. Inf. Syst. Center, Mitre Corp., Bedford, MA, USA
A.E. Merlino , Adv. Inf. Syst. Center, Mitre Corp., Bedford, MA, USA
pp. 442

A Cell Loss Padding Technique for the Transport of MPEG-2 Transport Stream over ATM/AAL (Abstract)

S. Gringeri , GTE Laboratories
B. Basch , GTE Laboratories
K. Shuaib , The City College of New York
T. Saadawi , The City College of New York
M. Lee , The City College of New York
pp. 450

Evaluation of expert systems for multimedia applications (Abstract)

H.I. Fahmy , Res. & Technol. Group, Racal Datacom Inc., Sunrise, FL, USA
S. Erfani , Res. & Technol. Group, Racal Datacom Inc., Sunrise, FL, USA
pp. 461

Framework and requirements of Quality of Service for multimedia applications (Abstract)

R.R. Roy , AT&T Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA
M.F. Daneshmand , AT&T Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA
C.G. Savolaine , AT&T Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA
pp. 466
Networking and Internet

An infrastructure for collaborative teleteaching (Abstract)

S. Rennecke , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tech. Univ. Dresden, Germany
K. Franze , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tech. Univ. Dresden, Germany
A. Schill , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tech. Univ. Dresden, Germany
O. Neumann , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Tech. Univ. Dresden, Germany
pp. 476

Performance Evaluation of SCP in an Intelligent Network (Abstract)

L. Orozco-Barbosa , University of Ottawa
N. D. Georganas , University of Ottawa
M. Ouellette , University of Ottawa
A. Lam , University of Ottawa
David Kraychik , Stentor Resource Centre Inc., Ottawa, CANADA
pp. 481

A High Performance Transaction Processing Algorithm for Mobile Computing (Abstract)

John Lee , University of Western Sydney, Macarthur
Keith Simpson , University of Western Sydney, Macarthur
pp. 486

Development and Evaluation of Electronic Registration System through Internet for Maryland CVISN Project (Abstract)

Lewis Clopton , National Transportation Center, Morgan State University
Guangming Chen , National Transportation Center, Morgan State University
pp. 492

EMA-an Intelligent Employment Agent (Abstract)

M. Gams , Dept. of Intelligent Syst., Jozef Stefan Inst., Ljubljana, Slovenia
pp. 497

EDU-EX: an intelligent educational system generator tool over the Web (Abstract)

B. Ruiz-Mezcua , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
M. Lancha , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
P. Domingo , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
A. Garcia-Crespo , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
pp. 503

Towards Creating A Knowledge Base for World-Wide Web Documents (Abstract)

Patrick Lambrix , Linkoeping University
Nahid Shahmehri , Linkoeping University
pp. 507
Distributed Computing and Parallel Processing

Intelligent Temporal Control (Abstract)

Ashok K. Agrawala , University of Maryland
Leyuan Shi , University of Wisconsin
Seonho Choi , University of Maryland
pp. 514

Using Different Levels of Abstraction for Parallel Program Debugging (Abstract)

Jens Volkert , GUP Linz, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Dieter Kranzlmueller , GUP Linz, Johannes Kepler University Linz
pp. 523

Instruction level analytic prediction of parallel CPU architecture performance (Abstract)

A. de Gloria , Genoa Univ., Italy
M. Olivieri , Genoa Univ., Italy
F. Ancarani , Genoa Univ., Italy
F. Bellotti , Genoa Univ., Italy
pp. 530

Preserving Real-Time Behavior in Dynamic Distributed Systems (Abstract)

M. Gergeleit , German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD)
E. Nett , German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD)
pp. 535

The impact of using the RISC architecture in the network nodes processor (Abstract)

A. Elkateeb , Sch. of Comput. Sci., Acadia Univ., Wolfville, NS, Canada
pp. 540

Towards Realizing Cooperative Distributed Workspaces for Distributed Virtual Environments (Abstract)

William D. Wells , Air Force Institute of Technology
Sheila B. Banks , Air Force Institute of Technology
Martin R. Stytz , Air Force Institute of Technology
pp. 545

An overview of a symbiotic coalition: evolutionary algorithms and distributed systems (Abstract)

G. Leguizamon , Grupo de Interes en Sistemas de Comput., Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
R. Gallard , Grupo de Interes en Sistemas de Comput., Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
C. Ochoa , Grupo de Interes en Sistemas de Comput., Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
S. Esquivel , Grupo de Interes en Sistemas de Comput., Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
pp. 550

A Distributed Mutual Exclusion Algorithm for Mobile Computing Environments (Abstract)

D. Manivannan , The Ohio State University
Mukesh Singhal , The Ohio State University
pp. 557
Structural, Mechanical, and Electronic Control

Methods of System Identification for Monitoring Slowly Time-Varying Structural Systems (Abstract)

Petros G. Voulgaris , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lawrence A. Bergman , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Erik A. Johnson , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 569

Linear active control for linear and non linear structures (Abstract)

A. Baratta , Dept. of Sci. delle Constuzioni, Naples Univ., Italy
F. Papa , Dept. of Sci. delle Constuzioni, Naples Univ., Italy
G. Zuccaro , Dept. of Sci. delle Constuzioni, Naples Univ., Italy
pp. 574

A Comparison of Semi-Active Control Strategies for the MR Damper (Abstract)

S.J. Dyke , Washington University
B.F. Spencer Jr. , University of Notre Dame
pp. 580

A neural network approach to structure damage assessment (Abstract)

L. Faravelli , Dept. of Struct. Mech., Pavia Univ., Italy
A.A. Pisano , Dept. of Struct. Mech., Pavia Univ., Italy
pp. 585

Reliability analysis of controlled structures (Abstract)

F. Casciati , Dept. of Struct. Mech., Pavia Univ., Italy
L. Faravelli , Dept. of Struct. Mech., Pavia Univ., Italy
M. Battaini , Dept. of Struct. Mech., Pavia Univ., Italy
pp. 589

The cause of kinematic instability in hybrid position/force control: contact compliance (Abstract)

B.A. Francis , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
A.A. Goldenberg , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
P.B. Goldsmith , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
pp. 594

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