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E-waste management  

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The landscape of electronic waste, e-waste, management is changing dramatically. Besides a rapidly increasing world population, globalization is driving the demand for products, resulting in rising prices for many materials. Absolute scarcity looms for some special resources such as indium. Used electronic products and recyclable materials are increasingly crisscrossing the globe. This is creating both - opportunities and challenges for e-waste management. This focuses on the current and future trends, technologies and regulations for reusable and recyclable e-waste worldwide.

Hieronymi, Klaus; Williams, Eric

2012-01-01

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A roadmap for development of sustainable E-waste management system in India  

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The problem of E-waste has forced Environmental agencies of many countries to innovate, develop and adopt environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management, with a view to mitigate and control the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. E-waste management is given the top priority in many developed countries, but in rapid developing countries like India, it is difficult to completely adopt or replicate the E-waste management system in developed countries due to many country specific issues viz. socio-economic conditions, lack of infrastructure, absence of appropriate legislations for E-waste, approach and commitments of the concerned, etc. This paper presents a review and assessment of the E-waste management system of developed as well as developing countries with a special emphasis on Switzerland, which is the first country in the world to have established and implemented a formal E-waste management system and has recycled 11 kg/capita of WEEE against the target of 4 kg/capita set by EU. And based on the discussions of various approaches, laws, legislations, practices of different countries, a road map for the development of sustainable and effective E-waste management system in India for ensuring environment, as well as, occupational safety and health, is proposed.

Wath, Sushant B., E-mail: sb_wath@neeri.res.in; Vaidya, Atul N.; Dutt, P.S.; Chakrabarti, Tapan

2010-12-01

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A roadmap for development of sustainable E-waste management system in India  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The problem of E-waste has forced Environmental agencies of many countries to innovate, develop and adopt environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management, with a view to mitigate and control the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. E-waste management is given the top priority in many developed countries, but in rapid developing countries like India, it is difficult to completely adopt or replicate the E-waste management system in developed countries due to many country specific issues viz. socio-economic conditions, lack of infrastructure, absence of appropriate legislations for E-waste, approach and commitments of the concerned, etc. This paper presents a review and assessment of the E-waste management system of developed as well as developing countries with a special emphasis on Switzerland, which is the first country in the world to have established and implemented a formal E-waste management system and has recycled 11 kg/capita of WEEE against the target of 4 kg/capita set by EU. And based on the discussions of various approaches, laws, legislations, practices of different countries, a road map for the development of sustainable and effective E-waste management system in India for ensuring environment, as well as, occupational safety and health, is proposed.

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E-waste management in Botswana  

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Electr(on)ic equipments possess parts and components with high economic value and environmental peril which prompts a potential need to assess the EEE’s management at EoL. E-waste management in developing countries is one of the least revised environmental topics. In recent times however the subject is getting research limelight from scholars. This study aims at enhancing the existing e-waste management practice in Gaborone, Botswana through systematic investigation of the current circulati...

Taye, Mesfin; Kanda, Wisdom

2011-01-01

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E-waste: Environmental Problems and Current Management  

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In this paper the environmental problems related with the discarded electronic appliances, known as e-waste, are reviewed.Moreover, the current and the future production of e-waste, the potential environmental problems associated with theirdisposal and management practices are discussed whereas the existing e-waste management schemes in Greece and othercountries (Japan, Switzerland) are also quoted.

Aktsoglou, D.; Angelakoglou, K.; Gaidajis, G.

2010-01-01

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40 CFR 60.35e - Waste management guidelines.  

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...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Waste management guidelines. 60.35e Section...Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators § 60.35e Waste management guidelines. For...

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 60.35e - Waste management guidelines.  

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...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Waste management guidelines. 60.35e Section...Guidelines and Compliance Times for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators § 60.35e Waste management guidelines. For approval,...

2010-07-01

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E-Waste Management: A Case Study of Bangalore, India  

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The management and recycling of E-waste was assessed in the city of Bangalore (India) based onrapid growing waste stream, waste valuable resources, hazardous substances and low recycling rate. For thispurpose, the personal computer was defined as the tracer and accordingly a model was designed. The modeldepicts the life cycle of tracer, from production to consumption-including reuse and refurbishment-to materialrecovery in the formal recycling industry. The process of data collection for the ...

Sudhir, K.

2009-01-01

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E-WASTE MANAGEMENT: AN EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH ISSUE IN INDIA  

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Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises of a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In India, e-waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of its own e-waste but also because of the dumping of e-waste from developed countries. This is coupled with India's lack of appropriate infrastructure a...

Ajeet Saoji

2012-01-01

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E-waste: impacts, issues and management strategies.  

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The present electronic era has seen massive proliferation of electrical and electronic equipment especially during the last two decades. These gadgets have become indispensable components of human life. The gravity of this sensitive 21st century problem is being felt by relevant stakeholders from the community to global level. Consequently, the annual global generation of e-waste is estimated to be 20-50 million tons. According to the Basel Action Network, 500 million computers contain 287 billion kilograms (kg) plastics; 716.7 million kg lead; and 286,700 kg mercury. These gadgets contain over 50 elements from the periodic table. The lethal components include heavy metals (like cadmium, mercury, copper, nickel, lead, barium, hexavalent chromium and beryllium); phosphor; plastics; and brominated flame retardants. These are persistent, mobile, and bioaccumulative toxins that remain in the environment but their forms are changed and are carcinogens, mutagens and teratogens. The ensuing hazardous waste has created deleterious impacts on physical, biological and socioeconomic environments. The lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere of Earth are being gravely polluted. Human beings and other biodiversity face fatal diseases, such as cancer, reproductive disorders, neural damages, endocrine disruptions, asthmatic bronchitis, and brain retardation. Marginal populations of developing countries living in squatter/slums are most vulnerable. Numerous issues are associated with uncontrolled generation, unscientific and environmentally inappropriate recycling processes for the extraction of heavy and precious metals (e.g., gold, platinum, and silver), illegal transboundary shipments from advanced to developing countries and weak conventions/legislations at global and national levels. Although the Basel Convention has been ratified by most countries, illicit trading/trafficking of hazardous substances remains unchecked, sometimes "disguised" as donations. The fact of matter is that vested business interests have surpassed ethical values. Existing scenarios of unbridled e-waste generation has attained alarming levels for humanity. This warrants immediate attention by public and private sectors, civil society, NGOs, industrialists and the business community for the protection of nature and natural resources from future destruction. Multipronged strategies need to be adopted for the management of e-waste encompassing administrative, technical, environmental, regulatory, legislative, educative, stakeholders' participation and global cooperation. PMID:24695030

Hussain, Mumtaz; Mumtaz, Saniea

2014-01-01

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Study of e-Waste Management with Green ICT in Thai Higher Education Institutions  

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The purpose of this research study was to comprehend the e-Waste management with green ICT in Thai higher education institutions. The research procedure had three main steps: 1) to identify types of e-Waste in Thai higher education institutions, 2) to investigate the progress of Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology Policy for 2011 – 2020 under the strategy section 7.2 for Thai academic institutions, and 3) to study of how the e-Waste is managed and handled in Thai higher ed...

Prateep Lertchaiprasert; Panita Wannapiroon

2013-01-01

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MOUNTING E-WASTE OF EUROPE: POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS  

OpenAIRE

EU is among the communities recognized for their high environmental profile. This could be surprising for aninformal recycler from Nigeria and Ghana who regularly receives out of use computers from EU member states andlights up open fires to recover materials. Departing from this paradox the paper attempted to build up a framework forthe analysis of e-waste management options. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in Europe, although wastegeneration in general is an important environmen...

Ioan, Ildiko; Radulescu, Carmen Valentina; Popa, Cristina

2010-01-01

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Electronic waste (e-waste): material flows and management practices in Nigeria.  

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The growth in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) production and consumption has been exponential in the last two decades. This has been as a result of the rapid changes in equipment features and capabilities, decrease in prices, and the growth in internet use. This creates a large volume of waste stream of obsolete electrical and electronic devices (e-waste) in developed countries. There is high level of trans-boundary movement of these devices as secondhand electronic equipment into developing countries in an attempt to bridge the 'digital divide'. The past decade has witnessed a phenomenal advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) in Nigeria, most of which rely on imported secondhand devices. This paper attempts to review the material flow of secondhand/scrap electronic devices into Nigeria, the current management practices for e-waste and the environmental and health implications of such low-end management practices. Establishment of formal recycling facilities, introduction of legislation dealing specifically with e-waste and the confirmation of the functionality of secondhand EEE prior to importation are some of the options available to the government in dealing with this difficult issue. PMID:17888645

Nnorom, Innocent Chidi; Osibanjo, Oladele

2008-01-01

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Electronic waste (e-waste): Material flows and management practices in Nigeria  

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The growth in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) production and consumption has been exponential in the last two decades. This has been as a result of the rapid changes in equipment features and capabilities, decrease in prices, and the growth in internet use. This creates a large volume of waste stream of obsolete electrical and electronic devices (e-waste) in developed countries. There is high level of trans-boundary movement of these devices as secondhand electronic equipment into developing countries in an attempt to bridge the 'digital divide'. The past decade has witnessed a phenomenal advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) in Nigeria, most of which rely on imported secondhand devices. This paper attempts to review the material flow of secondhand/scrap electronic devices into Nigeria, the current management practices for e-waste and the environmental and health implications of such low-end management practices. Establishment of formal recycling facilities, introduction of legislation dealing specifically with e-waste and the confirmation of the functionality of secondhand EEE prior to importation are some of the options available to the government in dealing with this difficult issue

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A review on e-waste management and an analysis of human exposure to hazardous chemicals due to informal e-waste processing  

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?This study compares the procedures of formal and informal e-waste recycling; and investigates the relationship between informal e-waste recycling and the health of residents living near the recycling facilities. The informal e-waste recycling facilities are mainly located in developing countries and are operated by illegally receiving e-waste from developed countries. In these informal recycling businesses, the procedures are raw and crude without any measures in pollution control and stat...

Ching, Hei-wai; ???.

2012-01-01

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E-waste management : a case study of Lagos state, Nigeria  

OpenAIRE

End-of-life electronics, otherwise known as e-waste has steadily become a visible threat to the environment. With the electronic industry fast becoming the world’s largest manufacturing industry and also, arguably, the industry with the shortest life span products, it is essential that the method of disposing the resultant e-waste becomes an integral part of electronic manufacture and consumption. Utilizing Garrett Hardin’s theory “Tragedy of the Commons” as a theoretical framework...

Ideho, Benedicta

2012-01-01

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Global perspectives on e-waste  

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Electronic waste, or e-waste, is an emerging problem as well as a business opportunity of increasing significance, given the volumes of e-waste being generated and the content of both toxic and valuable materials in them. The fraction including iron, copper, aluminium, gold and other metals in e-waste is over 60%, while pollutants comprise 2.70%. Given the high toxicity of these pollutants especially when burned or recycled in uncontrolled environments, the Basel Convention has identified e-waste as hazardous, and developed a framework for controls on transboundary movement of such waste. The Basel Ban, an amendment to the Basel Convention that has not yet come into force, would go one step further by prohibiting the export of e-waste from developed to industrializing countries. Section 1 of this paper gives readers an overview on the e-waste topic-how e-waste is defined, what it is composed of and which methods can be applied to estimate the quantity of e-waste generated. Considering only PCs in use, by one estimate, at least 100 million PCs became obsolete in 2004. Not surprisingly, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) today already constitutes 8% of municipal waste and is one of the fastest growing waste fractions. Section 2 provides insight into the legislation and initiatives intended to help manage these growing quantities of e-waste. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is being propagated as a new paradigm in waste management. The European Union'm in waste management. The European Union's WEEE Directive, which came into force in August of 2004, makes it incumbent on manufacturers and importers in EU states to take back their products from consumers and ensure environmentally sound disposal. WEEE management in industrializing countries has its own characteristics and problems, and therefore this paper identifies some problems specific to such countries. The risky process of extracting copper from printed wiring boards is discussed as an example to illustrate the hazards of the e-waste recycling industry in India. The WEEE Knowledge Partnership programme funded by seco (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) and implemented by Empa has developed a methodology to assess the prevailing situation, in order to better understand the opportunities and risks in pilot urban areas of three countries-Beijing-China, Delhi-India and Johannesburg-South Africa. The three countries are compared using an assessment indicator system which takes into account the structural framework, the recycling system and its various impacts. Three key points have emerged from the assessments so far: a) e-waste recycling has developed in all countries as a market based activity, b) in China and India it is based on small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the informal sector, whereas in South Africa it is in the formal sector, and c) each country is trying to overcome shortcomings in the current system by developing strategies for improvement

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E-waste hazard: The impending challenge  

OpenAIRE

Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises of a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In India, e-waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of its own e-waste but also because of the dumping of e-waste from developed countries. This is coupled with India?s lack of appropriate infrastru...

Pinto Violet

2008-01-01

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Key drivers of the e-waste recycling system: Assessing and modelling e-waste processing in the informal sector in Delhi  

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The management and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment WEEE was assessed in the city of Delhi, India. In order to do this, the personal computer was defined as the tracer for which a model was designed. The model depicts the entire life cycle of the tracer, from production through sale and consumption-including reuse and refurbishment-to the material recovery in the mainly informal recycling industry. The field work included interviews with the relevant stakeholders, transect walks and literature study, which was followed by a software-supported material flow analysis (MFA) of the whole life cycle chain of the tracer item. In addition to the MFA, several economic aspects of the recycling system were investigated. The study revealed that the life span of a personal computer has considerable influence upon the system, most notably in the following two aspects: (i) a prolonged life span creates value by means of refurbishing and upgrading activities, and (ii) it slows down the flow rate of the whole system. This is one of the simplest ways of preventing an uncontrolled increase in environmentally hazardous emissions by the recycling sector. The material recovery of the system is mainly driven by the precious metal content of personal computers. A first estimate showed that precious metal recovery contributes to over 80% of the personal computer materials' market value, despite the small quantity of them found in computersn computers

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Requirements Verification Report AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System for Project W-314, Tank Farm Restoration and Safe Operations  

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This Requirements Verification Report (RVR) for Project W-314 ''AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System'' package provides documented verification of design compliance to all the applicable Project Development Specification (PDS) requirements. Additional PDS requirements verification will be performed during the project's procurement, construction, and testing phases, and the RVR will be updated to reflect this information as appropriate

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Requirements Verification Report AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System for Project W-314 Tank Farm Restoration and Safe Operations  

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This Requirements Verification Report (RVR) for Project W-314 ''AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System'' package provides documented verification of design compliance to all the applicable Project Development Specification (PDS) requirements. Additional PDS requirements verification will be performed during the project's procurement, construction, and testing phases, and the RVR will be updated to reflect this information as appropriate.

MCGREW, D.L.

1999-09-28

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Evaluation of opportunities in large scale e-waste processing facility investement in China  

OpenAIRE

E-waste is the short term of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Driving by the forces of saving resources, management the danger of e-waste toxic components, e-waste business develops rapidly. China is the country who meets the most severe situation to deal with e-waste problem as it produces a massive volume of scraps every year and holds most illegal imported e-waste. Many investors intend to enter into Chinese e-waste processing business market. This thesis aims at providing s...

Yang, Xun

2010-01-01

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Assessment of the Level of Awareness of E-Waste Management and Concern for the Environment amongst the Populace in Onitsha, Southeastern Nigeria  

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This study was carried out to ascertain the peoples’ level of awareness of the regulation, their mode of disposal of the e-wastes and their awareness of the dangers inherent in improper handling and disposal of wastes. Data for this study were collected through the distribution of 247 well-

Anthony Okoye; Chijioke Odoh

2014-01-01

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Assessment of heavy metals exposure, noise and thermal safety in the ambiance of a vacuum metallurgy separation system for recycling heavy metals from crushed e-wastes.  

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Vacuum metallurgy separation (VMS) is a technically feasible method to recover Pb, Cd and other heavy metals from crushed e-wastes. To further determine the environmental impacts and safety of this method, heavy metals exposure, noise and thermal safety in the ambiance of a vacuum metallurgy separation system are evaluated in this article. The mass concentrations of total suspended particulate (TSP) and PM10 are 0.1503 and 0.0973 mg m(-3) near the facilities. The concentrations of Pb, Cd and Sn in TSP samples are 0.0104, 0.1283 and 0.0961 ?g m(-3), respectively. Health risk assessments show that the hazard index of Pb is 3.25 × 10(-1) and that of Cd is 1.09 × 10(-1). Carcinogenic risk of Cd through inhalation is 1.08 × 10(-5). The values of the hazard index and risk indicate that Pb and Cd will not cause non-cancerous effects or carcinogenic risk on workers. The noise sources are mainly the mechanical vacuum pump and the water cooling pump. Both of them have the noise levels below 80 dB (A). The thermal safety assessment shows that the temperatures of the vacuum metallurgy separation system surface are all below 303 K after adopting the circulated water cooling and heat insulation measures. This study provides the environmental information of the vacuum metallurgy separation system, which is of assistance to promote the industrialisation of vacuum metallurgy separation for recovering heavy metals from e-wastes. PMID:25391553

Zhan, Lu; Xu, Zhenming

2014-12-01

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Solving the E-waste problem (StEP) green paper. E-waste country study Ethiopia  

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The generation and management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) is an increasing concern in many African countries. Attempts to bridge the digital divide as well as rapid economic development continue to boost the market penetration of many types of electricity powered devices. This also leads to rapidly increasing e-waste volumes, which are mostly not yet managed in an environmentally sound manner. In order to build a strong foundation for the development of Ethiopia's e-waste management strategy, it was deemed necessary to generate reliable data on e-waste volumes and current management practices and options, as well as to investigate possibilities for improved e-waste management and other relevant aspects. This study, financed by the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative under a grant of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA), was jointly carried out by the Oeko-Institut e.V. and PAN-Ethiopia. It aims to fill key knowledge gaps and provide a more solid base for further decision making for both, national decision-makers and co-operation projects in this field. The information contained in this report is derived from existing literature sources and statistics, interviews conducted in Ethiopia, and field assessments in Addis Ababa in August 2012.

Manhart, Andreas [Oeko-Institut, Inst. fuer Angewandte Oekologie e.V., Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Amera, Tadesse; Belay, Mehari [PAN (Ethiopia)

2013-04-10

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Knowledge Of E-waste Among Young Adults  

OpenAIRE

Electronic Waste is simply known as “e-waste”. Electronic waste is term used to describe old, end of lifeelectronic appliances, such as- computer VCRs, DVD players, mobile phones, fax machines laptops, mp3 playersetc. which have been disposed by their original users. E-waste contains hazardous constituent that may negativelyimpact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. It has been observed that in most of thecases, electronic items are stored unattended because o...

Sachan Ritu And Agarwal Shalini

2013-01-01

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Efficiency Assessment of E-waste Management System in Lithuanian Public Sector  

OpenAIRE

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Laura Vasilenko; Inga Gurauskien?; Visvaldas Varžinskas

2009-01-01

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The flow of E-waste material in the Asian region and a reconsideration of international trade policies on E-waste  

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End-of-life home appliances discarded in Japan are reused in Southeast Asia; end-of-life computers are reused in China. E-waste scrap generated in Asia is recycled in China, especially in Guangdong Province. The informal sector in that province has been recycling E-waste scrap and its improper recycling methods have caused serious pollution. In response to this problem, there is wide support for a total ban on E-waste trade, including secondhand items and E-waste scrap. Alternatively, we recommend the establishment of an alternative proper recycling system in Asia that needs cooperation among all Asian countries. First, China is urged to promote proper domestic recycling activities by providing a subsidy for proper recycling. Second, Japan, as a main exporter of E-waste, should establish a traceability system that ensures E-waste scrap exported from Japan will be recycled at proper recycling facilities in China

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E-waste in Gaborone, Botswana – assessing the generation, handling practices, and strategies for improvement  

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E-waste includes components with economic and environmental importance, thus the need for their sound end-of-life management. This study provides fundamentals regarding the amounts, flows, and handling practices of e-waste in Gaborone, Botswana. A number of relevant stakeholder organisations were interviewed and an in situ waste composition study was conducted. The concentration of e-waste arriving at the municipal landfill is less than 1 weight per cent, corresponding to about 1.9 kg/capita/...

Taye, Mesfin; Kanda, Wisdom; Krook, Joakim; Mattias, Lindahl

2013-01-01

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Human Resource Management System  

OpenAIRE

The paper titled HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is basically concerned with managing the Administrator of HUMAN RESOURCE Department in a company. A Human Resource Management System, refers to the systems and processes at the intersection between human resource management and information technology. It merges HRM as a discipline and in particular its basic HR activities and processes with the information technology field, whereas the programming of data processing systems e...

Navaz, A. S. Syed; Fiaz, A. S. Syed; Prabhadevi, C.; Sangeetha, V.; Gopalakrishnan, S.

2013-01-01

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Maintenance and management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Since highly reliable operation is required in a nuclear power plant, monitoring during operation and periodical inspection are conducted carefully. The present invention provides maintenance and management systems for providing an aid so that these systems are combined effectively and operated rationally based on unified information management. That is, the system contains data bases comprising information for the design of the equipments and pipelines of a plant, information for the exchange of equipment parts, information for the history of plant operation, information for the monitoring and inspection, and information for the management of repair operation. In addition, it has an equipment part history management sub-system for managing equipment part exchange information, an operation history management sub-system for managing the operation state of the plant, an operation history management sub-system for managing equipment monitoring inspection data and operation management sub-system for managing periodical inspection/ repairing operation. These sub-systems are collectively combined to manage the maintenance and management jobs of the plant unitarily. (I.S.)

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Maintenance management systems  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper is concerned principally with Maintenance Management systems and their effective introduction into organisations. Maintenance improvement is basically a problem of managing the maintenance department in the broadest sense. Improvement does not only lie in the area of special techniques, systems or procedures; although they are valuable tools, but rather in a balanced attack, carefully guided by management. Over recent years, maintenance systems have received the major emphasis and in many instances the selection of the system has become a pre-occupation, whereas the importance of each maintenance function must be recognised and good management practices applied to all maintenance activities. The ingredients for success in the implementation of maintenance management systems are summarised as: having a management committee, clear objectives, project approach using project management techniques and an enthusiastic leader, user managed and data processing supported project, realistic budget and an understanding of the financial audit requirements. (author)

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Integrated management systems  

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Examining the challenges of integrated management, this book explores the importance and potential benefits of using an integrated approach as a cross-functional concept of management. It covers not only standardized management systems (e.g. International Organization for Standardization), but also models of self-assessment, as well as different types of integration. Furthermore, it demonstrates how processes and systems can be integrated, and how management efficiency can be increased. The major part of this book focuses on management concepts which use integration as a key tool of management processes (e.g. the systematic approach, supply chain management, virtual and network organizations, processes management and total quality management). Case studies, illustrations, and tables are also provided to exemplify and illuminate the content, as well as examples of successful and failed integrations. Providing a particularly useful resource to managers and specialists involved in the improvement of organization...

Bugdol, Marek

2015-01-01

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E-Waste and the Sustainable Organisation: Griffith University's Approach to E-Waste  

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Purpose: This paper seeks to provide details of Griffith University's (GU) approach for sustainably dealing with electronic waste (e-waste) and the benefits of using the e-waste programme as a valuable educational case study for ESD. Design/methodology/approach: The e-waste programme is explained with reference to key resources and literature, so…

Davis, Georgina; Wolski, Malcolm

2009-01-01

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Information systems project management  

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Information Systems Project Management addresses project management in the context of information systems. It deals with general project management principles, with focus on the special characteristics of information systems. It is based on an earlier text, but shortened to focus on essential project management elements.This updated version presents various statistics indicating endemic problems in completing information system projects on time, within budget, at designed functionality. While successful completion of an information systems project is a challenge, there are some things that ca

Olson, David

2014-01-01

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Computerized maintenance management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

At Gentilly-2 nuclear power station, Hydro-Quebec uses a VAX 11/780 mini-computer, and CHAMPS (Computerized History and Maintenance Planning System) software by SCI (Systems Coordination Inc.), for their maintenance management system

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Data Stream Management Systems  

OpenAIRE

In many application fields, such as production lines or stock analysis, it is substantial to create and process high amounts of data at high rates. Such continuous data flows with unknown size and end are also called data streams. The processing and analysis of data streams are a challenge for common data management systems as they have to operate and deliver results in real time. Data Stream Management Systems (DSMS), as an advancement of database management systems, have been implemented to...

Geisler, Sandra

2013-01-01

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NASA's Risk Management System  

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Phased-approach for implementation of risk management is necessary. Risk management system will be simple, accessible and promote communication of information to all relevant stakeholders for optimal resource allocation and risk mitigation. Risk management should be used by all team members to manage risks - not just risk office personnel. Each group/department is assigned Risk Integrators who are facilitators for effective risk management. Risks will be managed at the lowest-level feasible, elevate only those risks that require coordination or management from above. Risk informed decision making should be introduced to all levels of management. ? Provide necessary checks and balances to insure that risks are caught/identified and dealt with in a timely manner. Many supporting tools, processes & training must be deployed for effective risk management implementation. Process improvement must be included in the risk processes.

Perera, Jeevan S.

2013-01-01

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Medical Information Management System  

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On-line interactive information processing system easily and rapidly handles all aspects of data management related to patient care. General purpose system is flexible enough to be applied to other data management situations found in areas such as occupational safety data, judicial information, or personnel records.

Alterescu, S.; Hipkins, K. R.; Friedman, C. A.

1979-01-01

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Waste management system  

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The function of the waste management system was to control the disposition of solid and liquid wastes and waste stowage gases. The waste management system consisting of a urine subsystem and a fecal subsystem is described in detail and its overall performance is evaluated. Recommendations for improvement are given.

Sauer, R. L.; Jorgensen, G. K.

1975-01-01

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Program Management System manual  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Program Management System (PMS), as detailed in this manual, consists of all the plans, policies, procedure, systems, and processes that, taken together, serve as a mechanism for managing the various subprograms and program elements in a cohesive, cost-effective manner. The PMS is consistent with the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 and the ''Mission Plan for the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program'' (DOE/RW-0005). It is based on, but goes beyond, the Department of Energy (DOE) management policies and procedures applicable to all DOE programs by adapting these directives to the specific needs of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management program. This PMS Manual describes the hierarchy of plans required to develop and maintain the cost, schedule, and technical baselines at the various organizational levels of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. It also establishes the management policies and procedures used in the implementation of the Program. These include requirements for internal reports, data, and other information; systems engineering management; regulatory compliance; safety; quality assurance; and institutional affairs. Although expanded versions of many of these plans, policies, and procedures are found in separate documents, they are an integral part of this manual. The PMS provides the basis for the effective management that is needed to ensure that the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program fulfills thctive Waste Management Program fulfills the mandate of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. 5 figs., 2 tabs

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Lithium battery management system  

Science.gov (United States)

Provided is a system for managing a lithium battery system having a plurality of cells. The battery system comprises a variable-resistance element electrically connected to a cell and located proximate a portion of the cell; and a device for determining, utilizing the variable-resistance element, whether the temperature of the cell has exceeded a predetermined threshold. A method of managing the temperature of a lithium battery system is also included.

Dougherty, Thomas J. (Waukesha, WI)

2012-05-08

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Building local capacity to address the flow of e-wastes and electrical and electronic products destined for reuse in selected African countries and augment the sustainable management of resources through the recovery of materials in e-wastes. Component 1. Flows of used and end-of-life e-products from Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium  

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This study is integral part of the E-waste Africa Project. The aim of the research is to identify the principle pathways of used electronic and electric equipment (EEE) from Europe to West Africa as well as potential leakage points for end-of-life products that are mandatory required under the WEEE directive to undergo sound waste treatment within Europe. The study focuses on sources, destinations and volumes of used EEE exports as well as on the characteristics of the export business. The role of the two ports and regions in focus will be analysed.

Seum, Stefan; Hermann, Andreas

2010-08-11

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Chemical and biological extraction of metals present in E waste: A hybrid technology  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Highlights: ? Hybrid methodology for E waste management. ? Efficient extraction of metals. ? Trace metal extraction is possible. - Abstract: Management of metal pollution associated with E-waste is widespread across the globe. Currently used techniques for the extraction of metals from E-waste by using either chemical or biological leaching have their own limitations. Chemical leaching is much rapid and efficient but has its own environmental consequences, even the future prospects of associated nanoremediation are also uncertain. Biological leaching on the other hand is comparatively a cost effective technique but at the same moment it is time consuming and the complete recovery of the metal, alone by biological leaching is not possible in most of the cases. The current review addresses the individual issues related to chemical and biological extraction techniques and proposes a hybrid-methodology which incorporates both, along with safer chemicals and compatible microbes for better and efficient extraction of metals from the E-waste.

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Knowledge Of E-waste Among Young Adults  

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Full Text Available Electronic Waste is simply known as “e-waste”. Electronic waste is term used to describe old, end of lifeelectronic appliances, such as- computer VCRs, DVD players, mobile phones, fax machines laptops, mp3 playersetc. which have been disposed by their original users. E-waste contains hazardous constituent that may negativelyimpact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. It has been observed that in most of thecases, electronic items are stored unattended because of lack of knowledge about their management. The main aimof this study was to assess knowledge of young adults towards e-waste. A total of 120 respondents (60 from semiurban were selected from Lucknow city .The data were collected using a self made administered interviewschedule along with knowledge scale. The data was coded, tabulated and analyzed to test the frequency, percentage,t-test, and anova and coefficient correlation by using SPSS (version 20. The findings of the study revealed thatrespondents of semi urban area were having more knowledge than respondents of urban area

Sachan Ritu And Agarwal Shalini

2013-08-01

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Systems engineering management plans.  

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The Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is a comprehensive and effective tool used to assist in the management of systems engineering efforts. It is intended to guide the work of all those involved in the project. The SEMP is comprised of three main sections: technical project planning and control, systems engineering process, and engineering specialty integration. The contents of each section must be tailored to the specific effort. A model outline and example SEMP are provided. The target audience is those who are familiar with the systems engineering approach and who have an interest in employing the SEMP as a tool for systems management. The goal of this document is to provide the reader with an appreciation for the use and importance of the SEMP, as well as provide a framework that can be used to create the management plan.

Rodriguez, Tamara S.

2009-10-01

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Quality Management System  

International Science & Technology Center (ISTC)

Quality Management Systems Based upon ISO-9000 Standards in Enterprises of the Republic of Armenia Earlier Manufactured Military Products, with the Aim to Create Favorable Conditions for their Re-Profiling and Export Promotion of Civil Products

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Intranet Document Management Systems.  

Science.gov (United States)

Explains how intranets facilitate documentation availability within a company at substantial cost savings. Topics include intranet document management systems (IDMS); publication costs for printed materials; hardware and software specifications; performance; and security. (Author/LRW)

Wen, H. Joseph; Yen, David C.; Lin, Binshan

1998-01-01

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Software Quality Management System  

OpenAIRE

Software process quality management systems are the core data and knowledge repository for making any decision regarding process improvement. Such systems if exists in the software house can dramatic improve decision analysis and resolution for process improvement. Many software quality management tools are available some academic research tools and some are industrial tools. However, no such tool is available that address the need for Personal Software Process incorporated with the architec...

Waqar Ul-Hasnain; Shahbaz Ahmad

2012-01-01

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A distribution management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The development of new distribution automation applications is considerably wide nowadays. One of the most interesting areas is the development of a distribution management system (DMS) as an expansion of the traditional SCADA system. At the power transmission level such a system is called an energy management system (EMS). The idea of these expansions is to provide supporting tools for control center operators in system analysis and operation planning. The needed data for new applications is mainly available in some existing systems. Thus the computer systems of utilities must be integrated. The main data source for the new applications in the control center are the AM/FM/GIS (i.e. the network database system), the SCADA, and the customer information system (CIS). The new functions can be embedded in some existing computer system. This means a strong dependency on the vendor of the existing system. An alternative strategy is to develop an independent system which is integrated with other computer systems using well-defined interfaces. The latter approach makes it possible to use the new applications in various computer environments, having only a weak dependency on the vendors of the other systems. In the research project this alternative is preferred and used in developing an independent distribution management system

Verho, P.; Jaerventausta, P.; Kaerenlampi, M.; Paulasaari, H. [Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland); Partanen, J. [Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)

1996-12-31

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INTELLIGENT KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available Knowledge Management System (KM System refers to a system for managing knowledge in organizations, supporting creation, capture, storage and dissemination of information. ‘Information management’ is an umbrella term that encompasses all the systems and processes within an organization for the creation and use of corporate information. The idea of a KM (Knowledge Management system is to enable employees to have ready access to the organization’s documented base of facts, source of information and solutions. The main purpose of the KM System is to allow the user to search and retrieve useful information based on queries. All the information about organization are stored in Knowledge Base. Employees obtain relevant insights and ideas appropriate to their work from the knowledge base through posting questions. An Intelligent knowledge Management System affords an easy-to-use interface and allows access to information based on the role the user plays. The main aim is to clear the doubts and solutions for the users in the team. There will be no communication gap with in the team members of same project located in different locations.

Chitta Hrudaya Neeharika

2013-09-01

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Systemic project management  

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Full Text Available Project management professionals have long recognized the strengths and limitations of traditional project management focus on scope, cost and schedule (the iron triangle. Adding “soft skills” to the mix helps but still leaves a large gap from achieving sustainable organizational success. We introduce a new approach to project management based on systems thinking that integrates Work, Organization and Self in a practitioner-friendly and action-driven manner. The explicit purpose of this new approach (systemic project management is to make and increase meaning out of performing project management activities. It consists of three core elements: a set of principles or assumptions from systems thinking and other related scientific research; a learning environment in which project management professionals can share stories with each other, invent new tools and methods together, reflect on and practice the new methods in action and feel connected and supported by a community of professional peers who share the same purpose; and finally, a set of practice guides and execution methods formulated and aimed at producing specific outcomes at each step of the project management life cycle. We will also share our experience of implementing the new methodology in a complex corporate environment where business results and professional development must be integrated and take place dynamically.

Yan Song

2011-08-01

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Management Information System  

Science.gov (United States)

New Automated Management Information Center (AMIC) employs innovative microcomputer techniques to create color charts, viewgraphs, or other data displays in a fraction of the time formerly required. Developed under Kennedy Space Center's contract by Boeing Services International Inc., Seattle, WA, AMIC can produce an entirely new informational chart in 30 minutes, or an updated chart in only five minutes. AMIC also has considerable potential as a management system for business firms.

1984-01-01

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Mass storage management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The author describes the application that the author developed during the time the author worked for Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, which creates an integrated storage environment. The application is built as a layer on top of the current storage manager (OSM), hiding details from the end user and manages access to all storage elements. A simple set of commands allows users to manipulate and move data between all storage elements of the system as well as to storage devices on remote machines

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A distribution management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The development of new distribution automation applications is considerably wide nowadays. One of the most interesting areas is the development of a distribution management system (DMS) as an expansion to the traditional SCADA system. At the power transmission level such a system is called an energy management system (EMS). The idea of these expansions is to provide supporting tools for control center operators in system analysis and operation planning. Nowadays the SCADA is the main computer system (and often the only) in the control center. However, the information displayed by the SCADA is often inadequate, and several tasks cannot be solved by a conventional SCADA system. A need for new computer applications in control center arises from the insufficiency of the SCADA and some other trends. The latter means that the overall importance of the distribution networks is increasing. The slowing down of load-growth has often made network reinforcements unprofitable. Thus the existing network must be operated more efficiently. At the same time larger distribution areas are for economical reasons being monitored at one control center and the size of the operation staff is decreasing. The quality of supply requirements are also becoming stricter. The needed data for new applications is mainly available in some existing systems. Thus the computer systems of utilities must be integrated. The main data source for the new applications in the control center are the AM/FM/GIS (i.e. the network database system), the SCADA, and the customer information system (CIS). The new functions can be embedded in some existing computer system. This means a strong dependency on the vendor of the existing system. An alternative strategy is to develop an independent system which is integrated with other computer systems using well-defined interfaces. The latter approach makes it possible to use the new applications in various computer environments, having only a weak dependency on the vendors of the other systems. In our research project this alternative is preferred and used in developing an independent distribution management system. This text describes the basic models and functions of the intelligent distribution management system, which has been developed in the research project. The basic platform was developed by the end of 1995. In 1996 and 1997 new applications (e.g automatic switchings) have been developed, the domain has been enlarged to comprise the low-voltage networks and subtransmission networks, and the computer system integration has been extended (e.g. full-duplex communication with the SCADA, open relational database connection with the AM/FM/GIS). The chapter gives a general description of the distribution management system as a whole

Jaerventausta, P.; Verho, P.; Kaerenlampi, M.; Pitkaenen, M. [Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland); Partanen, J. [Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)

1998-08-01

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Priority management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company (WINCO) operates the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) for the US Department of Energy at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). This plant recovers Uranium-235 and rare gases from spent nuclear fuel. Improved fuel processing and waste management methods are also developed at this site. Facilities at ICPP include spent fuel storage and reprocessing areas, a waste solidification facility and related waste storage bins, remote analytical laboratories, and a coal-fired steam generation plant. Maintaining and modernizing a plant of this complexity presents difficult, but not unique problems in scheduling and resource management. WINCO accomplishes the many tasks inherent in any maintenance and construction program by using a Priority Management System. This system allows WINCO to provide integrated and systematic review of all aspects of design and construction, thus meeting customer requirements. This paper provides an overview of the priority setting process and necessary actions to fully implement the system

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Microgrid Energy Management System  

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While key infrastructures that were not working as a result of the August 14, 2003 blackout were widely publicized, the systems that remained operational received less notice. An item of interest that has implications for better future control of the power grid is a January 2003 document from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The report outlines new concepts for advanced Energy Management Systems for a condensed area of electrical load. The resulting interaction between these "microgrids" and the interconnecting distribution system is also discussed.

Kirby, B. J.

2003-01-01

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Pickering tool management system  

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Tools were being deployed in the station with no process in effect to ensure that they are maintained in good repair so as to effectively support the performance of Maintenance activities. Today's legal requirements require that all employers have a process in place to ensure that tools are maintained in a safe condition. This is specified in the Ontario Health and Safety Act. The Pickering Tool Management System has been chosen as the process at Pickering N.D to manage tools. Tools are identified by number etching and bar codes. The system is a Windows application installed on several file servers.

Wong, E.H.; Green, A.H. [Ontario Hydro, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, Pickering, ON (Canada)

1997-07-01

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Integrated management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A management system is developed in order to reflect the needs of the business and to ensure that the objectives of the organization will be achieved. The process model and each individual process within the system then needs to identify the drives or requirements from external customers and stakeholders, regulations, and standards such as ISO and 50-C-Q. The processes are then developed to address these drivers. Developing the process in this way makes it fully integrated and capable of incorporating any new requirements. The International Standard (ISO 9000:2000) promotes the adoption of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements. The IAEA Code recognizes that the entire work is a process which can be planned, assessed and improved. For an organization to function effectively, numerous linked activities have to be identified and managed. By definition a process is an activity that using resources and taking into account all the constraints imposed executes the necessary operations which transform the inputs in outcomes. Running a system of processes within an organization, identification of the interaction between the processes and their management can be referred to as a 'process approach'. The advantage of such an approach is the ensuring of the ongoing control over the linkage between the individual processes composing the system individual processes composing the system as well as over their combination and interaction. Developing a management system implies: identification of the process which delivers Critical Success Factor (CSFs) of the business; identifying the support processes enabling the CSFs to be accomplished; identifying the processes that deliver the business fundamentals. An integrated management system should include all activities not only those related to Quality, Health and Safety. When developing an IMS it is necessary to identify all of the drivers or requirements from external customers and stakeholders and from regulations and standards. The IMS must be aligned to and support the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the organization. Organization perform more effectively when all relating activities are understood and planned improvement are made using reliable information that includes stakeholder perception. The methodology known as 'Plan-Do-Check-Act' can be applied to all individual processes and to the integrating process. Hence a process based management system is more effective and saves money whilst maintaining safety and quality standards

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Management Information Systems Manual.  

Science.gov (United States)

This Management Information Systems Manual for the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) provides basic information for submitting data to the ICCB. The manual is published every two years, and an addendum is published in the off years. It highlights and summarizes information from other documents, without being meant to replace those documents.…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

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Incident Management System  

OpenAIRE

This dissertation for a bachelor project in computer science at Karlstad University will describe how to conquer a challenge suggested by Tieto: How to create a secure Incident Reporting System with a high level of confidentiality and security for the contents. The system should be easy to use and encourage incident reporting, open for changes and statistics gathering, for those with the relevant authority. The result will be a requirement specification and a prototype incident management sys...

Lindestro?m, Christian; Carlsson, Joakim

2011-01-01

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DIRAC Workload Management System  

CERN Document Server

The Workload Management System is the core component of the DIRAC distributed MC production and analysis grid environment of the CERN LHCb experiment. This paper discusses the architecture, implementation and performance of this system. The WMS is a community scheduler, realizing a pull paradigm, particulary for the high troughput computing context. It has recently been used for an intensive physics simulation production involving more than 60 sites, 65 TB of data, and over 1000-GHz processor-years.

Garonne, V; Stokes-Rees, I

2005-01-01

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Distribution management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report comprises a general description of the results obtained in the research projects `Information system applications of a distribution control center`, `Event analysis in primary substation`, and `Distribution management system` of the EDISON research program during the years of 1993 - 1997. The different domains of the project are presented in more detail in other reports. An operational state analysis of a distribution network has been made from the control center point of view and the functions which can not be solved by a conventional SCADA system are determined. The basis for new computer applications is shown to be integration of the computer systems. The main result of the work is a distribution management system (DMS), which is an autonomous system integrated to the existing information systems, SCADA and AM/FM/GIS. The system uses a large number of modelling and computation methods and provides an extensive group of advanced functions to support the distribution network monitoring, fault management, operations planning and optimization. The development platform of the system consists of a Visual C++ programming environment, Windows NT operating system and PC. During the development the DMS has been tested in a pilot utility and it is nowadays in practical use in several Finnish utilities. The use of a DMS improves the quality and economy of power supply in many ways; the outage times can, in particular, be reduced using the system. Based on the achieved experiences some parts of the DMS reached the commercialization phase, too. Initially the commercial products were developed by a software company, Versoft Oy. At present the research results are the basis of a worldwide software product supplied by ABB Transmit Co. (orig.) EDISON Research Programme. 28 refs.

Verho, P.; Kaerenlampi, M.; Pitkaenen, M.; Jaerventausta, P.; Partanen, J.

1997-12-31

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Management Control System– MBO  

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Full Text Available Every business needs to operate successfully and to attain its full potential in terms of sales and profits, it isnecessary to establish managerial planning and control systems. It is the purpose of this paper to introduce thebasic concepts of delegation and Management by Objectives (MBO. Specific methods to apply thesetechniques are also discussed. The paper argues that execution of MBO needs dynamic and transformationalleadership at the top level, and commitment of management at all levels starting from the top-down to theoperating level. Finally, this paper provides directions for future research.

Zafor Mamoon

2013-02-01

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Mastering the management system.  

Science.gov (United States)

Companies have always found it hard to balance pressing operational concerns with long-term strategic priorities. The tension is critical: World-class processes won't lead to success without the right strategic direction, and the best strategy in the world will get nowhere without strong operations to execute it. In this article, Kaplan, of Harvard Business School, and Norton, founder and director of the Palladium Group, explain how to effectively manage both strategy and operations by linking them tightly in a closed-loop management system. The system comprises five stages, beginning with strategy development, which springs from a company's mission, vision, and value statements, and from an analysis of its strengths, weaknesses, and competitive environment. In the next stage, managers translate the strategy into objectives and initiatives with strategy maps, which organize objectives by themes, and balanced scorecards, which link objectives to performance metrics. Stage three involves creating an operational plan to accomplish the objectives and initiatives; it includes targeting process improvements and preparing sales, resource, and capacity plans and dynamic budgets. Managers then put plans into action, monitoring their effectiveness in stage four. They review operational, environmental, and competitive data; assess progress; and identify barriers to execution. In the final stage, they test the strategy, analyzing cost, profitability, and correlations between strategy and performance. If their underlying assumptions appear faulty, they update the strategy, beginning another loop. The authors present not only a comprehensive blueprint for successful strategy execution but also a managerial tool kit, illustrated with examples from HSBC Rail, Cigna Property and Casualty, and Store 24. The kit incorporates leading management experts' frameworks, outlining where they fit into the management cycle. PMID:18271319

Kaplan, Robert S; Norton, David P

2008-01-01

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Data Management System  

Science.gov (United States)

CENTRA 2000 Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Auto-trol technology, obtained permission to use software originally developed at Johnson Space Center for the Space Shuttle and early Space Station projects. To support their enormous information-handling needs, a product data management, electronic document management and work-flow system was designed. Initially, just 33 database tables comprised the original software, which was later expanded to about 100 tables. This system, now called CENTRA 2000, is designed for quick implementation and supports the engineering process from preliminary design through release-to-production. CENTRA 2000 can also handle audit histories and provides a means to ensure new information is distributed. The product has 30 production sites worldwide.

1997-01-01

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Management systems research study  

Science.gov (United States)

The development of a Monte Carlo simulation of procurement activities at the NASA Ames Research Center is described. Data cover: simulation of the procurement cycle, construction of a performance evaluation model, examination of employee development, procedures and review of evaluation criteria for divisional and individual performance evaluation. Determination of the influences and apparent impact of contract type and structure and development of a management control system for planning and controlling manpower requirements.

Bruno, A. V.

1975-01-01

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Pavement Management System  

OpenAIRE

All kinds of motorways enable motor vehicles to travel. Pavement structures and pavement surfaces are exposed to various loadings (traffic, climate etc.) which cause deformations and deterioration (changes of condition). Pavement deteriorations effect the driving quality and user costs. Therefore Pavement Management Systems (PMS) are applied. PMS is an activity where the administrator with optimal financial investments maintains an appropriate condition of pavements. The appropriate condition...

S?traus Kavs?ek, Simona

2007-01-01

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Geoinformation Systems as Automated Management System  

OpenAIRE

The article analyzes geoinformation systems (GIS) development as management systems, highlights the basic principles of decision-making in GIS, describes GIS storage systems and decision-making systems, discloses the use of GIS for the territory management and briefly describes the use of GIS for transport management and monitoring.

Andrey Pavlov

2013-01-01

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Radiological data management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In this paper, a radiological data management system (RDMS) is developed that simplifies the compilation and retrieval of data relating to the occupational exposure of individuals to radiation. The system captures historical occupational dose record data, current and real time internal and external exposure data, and data pertaining to exposure to airborne contaminants. RDMS also develops reports required for ALARA analysis and permanent hard copy recordkeeping systems. The system is capable of being installed on, and interfaced with, most existing computer platforms or programs. The two main advantages of RDMS are that it reduces the time required to develop and maintain occupational exposure and radiation work permit records and that the records generated by RDMS are consistent, complete, and up-to-date

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DIRAC Workload Management System  

CERN Document Server

DIRAC (Distributed Infrastructure with Remote Agent Control) is the Workload and Data Management system (WMS) for the LHCb experiment. The DIRAC WMS offers a transparent way for LHCb users to submit jobs to the EGEE Grid as well as local clusters and individual PCs. This paper will describe workload management optimizations, which ensure high job efficiency and minimized job start times. The computing requirements of the LHCb experiment can only be fulfilled through the use of many distributed compute resources. DIRAC provides a robust platform to run data productions on all the resources available to LHCb including the EGEE Grid. More recently, user support was added to DIRAC that greatly simplifies the procedure of submitting, monitoring and retrieving output of Grid jobs for the LHCb user community. DIRAC submits Pilot Agents to the EGEE Grid via the gLite WMS as normal jobs. Pilot Agents then request jobs from the DIRAC Workload Management System after the local environment has been checked. Therefore DIR...

Paterson, S

2007-01-01

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Accelerator management system using GIS  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

We developed accelerator management systems using Web-based GIS (Geographical Information Systems). GIS unifies location related data like position of equipment, drawings, images etc. and displays them on interactive map on web browsers. GIS can be used various phenomena, machine management, map-drawing management, asset management and scheduler etc. We build two systems, one is equipment management system of SPring-8 and another is real-time alarm display system for SCSS prototype 250 MeV linac. We describe those systems in this paper. (author)

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Environmental Compliance Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is developing the Environmental Compliance Management System (ECMS) as a comprehensive, cost-effective tool to ensure (1) that the Laboratory complies with all applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations, (2) that environmental issues and concerns are recognized and considered in the early phases of projects; and (3) that Laboratory personnel conduct Laboratory operations in the most environmentally acceptable manner. The ECMS is an expert computer system which is designed to allow project engineers to perform an environmental evaluation of their projects. The system includes a Master Program which collects basic project information, provide utility functions, and access the environmental expert modules, environmental expert system modules for each federal and state environmental law which allows the user to obtain specific information on how an individual law may affect his project; and site-specific databases which contain information necessary for effective management of the site under environmental regulations. The ECMS will have the capability to complete and print many of the necessary environmental forms required by federal and state agencies, including the Department of Energy

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Environmental Management System Plan  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management establishes the policy that Federal agencies conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities in a manner that is environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continually improving, efficient, and sustainable. The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved DOE Order 450.1A, Environmental Protection Program and DOE Order 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management as the means of achieving the provisions of this Executive Order. DOE Order 450.1A mandates the development of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to implement sustainable environmental stewardship practices that: (1) Protect the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources potentially impacted by facility operations; (2) Meet or exceed applicable environmental, public health, and resource protection laws and regulations; and (3) Implement cost-effective business practices. In addition, the DOE Order 450.1A mandates that the EMS must be integrated with a facility's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) established pursuant to DOE P 450.4, 'Safety Management System Policy'. DOE Order 430.2B mandates an energy management program that considers energy use and renewable energy, water, new and renovated buildings, and vehicle fleet activities. The Order incorporates the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The Order also includes the DOE's Transformational Energy Action Management initiative, which assures compliance is achieved through an Executable Plan that is prepared and updated annually by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, Berkeley Lab, or the Laboratory) and then approved by the DOE Berkeley Site Office. At the time of this revision to the EMS plan, the 'FY2009 LBNL Sustainability Executable Plan' represented the most current Executable Plan. These DOE Orders and associated policies establish goals and sustainable stewardship practices that are protective of environmental, natural, and cultural resources, and take a life cycle approach that considers aspects such as: (1) Acquisition and use of environmentally preferable products; (2) Electronics stewardship; (3) Energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy; (4) Pollution prevention, with emphasis on toxic and hazardous chemical and material reduction; (5) Procurement of efficient energy and water consuming materials and equipment; (6) Recycling and reuse; (7) Sustainable and high-performance building design; (8) Transportation and fleet management; and (9) Water conservation. LBNL's approach to sustainable environmental stewardship required under Order 450.1A poses the challenge of implementing its EMS in a compliance-based, performance-based, and cost-effective manner. In other words, the EMS must deliver real and tangible business value at a minimal cost. The purpose of this plan is to describe Berkeley Lab's approach for achieving such an EMS, including an overview of the roles and responsibilities of key Laboratory parties. This approach begins with a broad-based environmental policy consistent with that stated in Chapter 11 of the LBNL Health and Safety Manual (PUB-3000). This policy states that Berkeley Lab is committed to the following: (1) Complying with applicable environmental, public health, and resource conservation laws and regulations. (2) Preventing pollution, minimizing waste, and conserving natural resources. (3) Correcting environmental hazards and cleaning up existing environmental problems, and (4) Continually improving the Laboratory's environmental performance while maintaining operational capability and sustaining the overall mission of the Laboratory. A continual cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes will be performed to achieve goals, objectives, and targets that will help LBNL carry out this policy. Each year, environmental aspects will be

Fox, Robert; Thorson, Patrick; Horst, Blair; Speros, John; Rothermich, Nancy; Hatayama, Howard

2009-03-24

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Practicing Knowledge Management System  

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Full Text Available The knowledge-based theory of the firm suggests that knowledge is the organizational asset that enables sustainable competitive advantage in hypercompetitive environments. The emphasis on knowledge intoday's organizations is based on the assumption that barriers to the transfer and replication of knowledge endow it with strategic importance. Many organizations are developing information systems designed specifically to facilitate the sharing and integration of knowledge. Such systems are referred to as Knowledge Management System (KMS. The current study provides an analysis of current practices and outcomes of KMS and the nature of KMS as they are evolving in organizations. The findings suggest that interest in KMS across a variety of industries is very high, the technological foundations are varied, and the major concerns revolve around achieving the correct amount and type of accurate knowledge andgarnering support for contributing to the KMS. Implications for practice and suggestions for future research are drawn from the study findings.

Jaspal Singh

2013-11-01

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14 CFR 1212.704 - System manager.  

Science.gov (United States)

...Although the system manager has no line authority over subsystem managers, the system manager does have overall functional...guidance to subsystem managers on implementation of...reports, the system manager will be...

2010-01-01

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MEDIAWIKI CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

OpenAIRE

In this diploma work we study MediaWiki content management system. Theoretical part of the diploma covers the basics of MediaWiki CMS, its properties, and architecture. We describe wiki markup language of the MediaWiki CMS and present the MediaWiki templates and extension Parser functions. After that we describe LaTeX and BibTeX and give some examples of their use. In the practical part of the diploma work we describe our extension, which converts a MediaWiki styled citation into a BibTeX sty...

Kete, Nejc

2012-01-01

78

Investigations of trace element profiles in e-waste by EDXRF  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Full text: Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap, or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which means loosely discarded, surplus, obsolete, or broken electrical or electronic devices is good source of toxins in atmosphere. Environmental groups claim that the informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries causes serious health and pollution problems. Some electronic scrap components, contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame retardants. Activists claim that even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaching of material such as heavy metals. Scrap industry and USA EPA officials agree that materials should be managed with caution, but that environmental dangers of unused electronics have been exaggerated by groups which benefit from increased regulation. To solve this debatable issue we have carried out EDXFR of e-waste for trace elemental profile investigations. E-waste from IT industry in the form of powder was analyzed by 109Cd induced Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence. Elements such as Ca, Fe, Br, Sr and Zr were seen. The trace element significance of e-waste and its correlation to environmental toxicity is being looked into

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TFTR data management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Developments in the tokamak fusion test reactor (TFTR) data-management system supporting data acquisition and off-line physics data reduction are described. Data from monitor points, timing channels, transient recorder channels, and other devices are acquired and stored for use by on-line tasks. Files are transferred off line automatically. A configuration utility determines data acquired and files transferred. An event system driven by file arrival activates off-line reduction processes. A post-run process transfers files not shipped during runs. Files are archived to tape and are retrievable by digraph and shot number. Automatic skimming based on most recent access, file type, shot numbers, and user-set protections maintains the files required for post-run data reduction

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Discrepancy Reporting Management System  

Science.gov (United States)

Discrepancy Reporting Management System (DRMS) is a computer program designed for use in the stations of NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) to help establish the operational history of equipment items; acquire data on the quality of service provided to DSN customers; enable measurement of service performance; provide early insight into the need to improve processes, procedures, and interfaces; and enable the tracing of a data outage to a change in software or hardware. DRMS is a Web-based software system designed to include a distributed database and replication feature to achieve location-specific autonomy while maintaining a consistent high quality of data. DRMS incorporates commercial Web and database software. DRMS collects, processes, replicates, communicates, and manages information on spacecraft data discrepancies, equipment resets, and physical equipment status, and maintains an internal station log. All discrepancy reports (DRs), Master discrepancy reports (MDRs), and Reset data are replicated to a master server at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Master DR data are replicated to all the DSN sites; and Station Logs are internal to each of the DSN sites and are not replicated. Data are validated according to several logical mathematical criteria. Queries can be performed on any combination of data.

Cooper, Tonja M.; Lin, James C.; Chatillon, Mark L.

2004-01-01

81

WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM "JOOMLA!"  

OpenAIRE

The thesis describes content management systems and a content management system named Joomla!. The thesis has four main parts. In the first part of the thesis is a definition of the problem and a description of the content management systems. In the second part there is a description of a content management system Joomla! and its management. In the third part the problem of uploading images and description of our extension for Joomla! is explained. In the fourth part our vision of the future ...

Pajnik, Ales?

2010-01-01

82

Manpower management information system /MIS/  

Science.gov (United States)

System of programs capable of building and maintaining data bank provides all levels of management with regular manpower evaluation reports and data source for special management exercises on manpower.

Gravette, M. C.; King, W. L.

1971-01-01

83

Laboratory Data Stream Management System  

OpenAIRE

LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is a system guiding the information collection as well as management of the operations of the analytical laboratory. The implementation of the commercial LIMS system is commonly quite expensive; thus the emerging laboratories might not be able to commence the usage of such. Productive and effective laboratory requires clear management for its sample flow and that is commonly based on a type of a controlling and coordinating system. The La...

Hirvonen, Jukka

2013-01-01

84

Cryptographic Key Management System  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report summarizes the outcome of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract DE-OE0000543, requesting the design of a Cryptographic Key Management System (CKMS) for the secure management of cryptographic keys for the energy sector infrastructure. Prime contractor Sypris Electronics, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Valicore Technologies, and Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) and Smart Meter Integration Laboratory (SMIL), has designed, developed and evaluated the CKMS solution. We provide an overview of the project in Section 3, review the core contributions of all contractors in Section 4, and discuss benets to the DOE in Section 5. In Section 6 we describe the technical construction of the CKMS solution, and review its key contributions in Section 6.9. Section 7 describes the evaluation and demonstration of the CKMS solution in different environments. We summarize the key project objectives in Section 8, list publications resulting from the project in Section 9, and conclude with a discussion on commercialization in Section 10 and future work in Section 11.

No, author

2014-02-21

85

User Oriented Financial Management System.  

Science.gov (United States)

The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois has developed a user-oriented financial management system to meet the needs of project managers for financial reporting that were not met by the central accounting system. The system presents detailed budget obligations and expenditures data needed to plan and monitor daily research…

Hess, Larry G.; Waters, James M.

1979-01-01

86

Informational system. Documents management  

OpenAIRE

Productivity growing, as well as reducing of operational costs in a company can be achieved by adopting a document management solutions. Such application will allow management and structured and efficient transmission of information within the organization.

Vladut Iacob

2009-01-01

87

Informational system. Documents management  

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Full Text Available Productivity growing, as well as reducing of operational costs in a company can be achieved by adopting a document management solutions. Such application will allow management and structured and efficient transmission of information within the organization.

Vladut Iacob

2009-12-01

88

INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

OpenAIRE

The relevance of management as significant factor of business activity can be established on various management systems. These will help to obtain, organise, administrate, evaluate and control particulars: information, quality, environmental protection, health and safety, various resources (time, human, finance, inventory etc). The complexity of nowadays days development, forced us to think ‘integrated’. Sustainable development principles require that environment management polic...

Tomescu Ada Mirela

2012-01-01

89

Managing organizational culture within a management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Point Lepreau Generating Station (PLGS) is currently undergoing a major refurbishment of its nuclear reactor. At the same time, a small team is designing the organization that will operate the plant after refurbishment. This paper offers a high level overview of the Post-Refurbishment Organization (PRO) project and will focus primarily on the approach used to address organizational culture and human system dynamics. We will describe how various tools, used to assess organization culture, team performance, and individual self-understanding, are used collectively to place the right person in the right position. We will explain how the career system, Pathfinder, is used to integrate these tools to support a comprehensive model for organization design and development. Finally, we demonstrate how the management of organizational cultural and human system dynamics are integrated into the PLGS Integrated Management System. (author)

90

Virtual Organisation Document Management System  

OpenAIRE

The main goal of Masters final work is to analize basics of virtual organization and its needs for document management system. Virtual organisation is a one of organisations methods to colaborate. Virtual organisation require the system, who will guarantee document managent and control.

Sturis, Ric?ardas

2004-01-01

91

Lighting system with thermal management system  

Science.gov (United States)

Lighting systems having unique configurations are provided. For instance, the lighting system may include a light source, a thermal management system and driver electronics, each contained within a housing structure. The light source is configured to provide illumination visible through an opening in the housing structure. The thermal management system is configured to provide an air flow, such as a unidirectional air flow, through the housing structure in order to cool the light source. The driver electronics are configured to provide power to each of the light source and the thermal management system.

Arik, Mehmet; Weaver, Stanton; Stecher, Thomas; Seeley, Charles; Kuenzler, Glenn; Wolfe, Jr., Charles; Utturkar, Yogen; Sharma, Rajdeep; Prabhakaran, Satish; Icoz, Tunc

2013-05-07

92

Medical-Information-Management System  

Science.gov (United States)

Medical Information Management System (MIMS) computer program interactive, general-purpose software system for storage and retrieval of information. Offers immediate assistance where manipulation of large data bases required. User quickly and efficiently extracts, displays, and analyzes data. Used in management of medical data and handling all aspects of data related to care of patients. Other applications include management of data on occupational safety in public and private sectors, handling judicial information, systemizing purchasing and procurement systems, and analyses of cost structures of organizations. Written in Microsoft FORTRAN 77.

Alterescu, Sidney; Friedman, Carl A.; Frankowski, James W.

1989-01-01

93

Integrated system of transport management  

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Full Text Available Advancing process of transport market deregulation is a phenomenonwhich can be observed in recent years. At the same time the scope of available abilities of computerized traffic and transport management systems is widening as well as abilities of positioning transport entities and systems of telecommunication connecting transportcomponents and subsystems. The paper presents some elements of SESAR conception and the authors own ideas about future systems of transport entities management (chiefly aircraft as well as management of the whole transport system (for the most part air transport in uniform European area in years 2020-2030.

Marek MALARSKI

2008-01-01

94

Intelligent Integrated System Health Management  

Science.gov (United States)

Intelligent Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) is the management of data, information, and knowledge (DIaK) with the purposeful objective of determining the health of a system (Management: storage, distribution, sharing, maintenance, processing, reasoning, and presentation). Presentation discusses: (1) ISHM Capability Development. (1a) ISHM Knowledge Model. (1b) Standards for ISHM Implementation. (1c) ISHM Domain Models (ISHM-DM's). (1d) Intelligent Sensors and Components. (2) ISHM in Systems Design, Engineering, and Integration. (3) Intelligent Control for ISHM-Enabled Systems

Figueroa, Fernando

2012-01-01

95

Integrating the radioactive waste management system into other management systems  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Radioactive waste management is to be included in the Integrated Management System (IMS) which pursues the continuous improvement of the company's quality, occupational safety and health, and environment protection processes. Radioactive waste management is based on the following aspects: optimization of human and material resources for execution of tasks, including the provision of a radiation protection supervisor to watch over the management of radioactive waste; improved documentation (management plan and procedures); optimization of operational levels for waste classification and release; maintenance of generation records and history through a database that facilitates traceability of information; implementation of radioactive waste segregation at source (source identification, monitoring and decontamination) activities intended to reduce the amount of radioactive waste; licensing of initial storage site for radioactive waste control and storage; employee awareness training on radioactive waste generation; identification and evaluation of emergency situations and response planning; implementation of preventive maintenance program for safety related items; development and application of new, advanced treatment methodologies or systems. These aspects are inherent in the concepts underlying quality management (establishment of administrative controls and performance indicators), environment protection (establishment of operational levels and controls for release), otional levels and controls for release), occupational health and safety (establishment of operational controls for exposure in emergency and routine situations and compliance with strict legal requirements and standards). It is noted that optimizing the addressed aspects of a radioactive waste management system further enhances the efficiency of the Integrated Management System for Quality, Environment, and Occupational Safety and Health. (author)

96

Nonlinearity Management in Dispersion Managed System  

CERN Document Server

We propose using a nonlinear phase shift interferometric converter (NPSIC) (a new device) for lumped compensation of the nonlinearity in optical fibers. The NPSIC is a nonlinear analog of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer and provides a way to control the sign of the nonlinear phase shift. We investigate a potential use of NPSIC for compensation of the nonlinearity to make a dispersion-managed system closer to an ideal linear system. More importantly NPSIC can be used to essentially improve single channel capacity in the nonlinear regime.

Gabitov, I R

2001-01-01

97

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Full Text Available The article studies the content, structure and methods of organisational influence upon the company infrastructure. It offers definition of the company infrastructure from the point of view of a complex approach and also functional structure of the infrastructural complex, which allowed allocation of component elements and analysis of their role in servicing main production. The article analyses advantages and risks under conditions of attraction of outsourcing companies into company infrastructure management. It offers a model of infrastructural management on the basis of 4 stages of company management: planning, organisation, motivation and control under conditions of development of own infrastructure or transfer of infrastructure functions to outsourcing. Using the example of the domestic engineering enterprise PJSC KCKBA, it considers a model of infrastructural management, assesses expensiveness of infrastructural elements and also provides recommendations on increase of effectiveness of operation of own infrastructural subdivisions and also principles of work with outsourcing companies.? ?????? ???? ??????????? ??????????, ?????????, ?????? ???????????????? ??????? ?? ?????????????? ???????????. ?????????? ??????????? ?????????????? ??????????? ? ????? ?????? ???????????? ???????, ? ????? ?????????????? ????????? ????????????????? ?????????, ??? ????????? ???????? ????????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ?? ???? ? ???????????? ????????? ????????????. ? ?????? ???? ???????????????? ???????????? ? ????? ? ???????? ??????????? ?????????????? ???????? ? ?????????? ??????????????? ???????????. ???? ?????????? ?????? ????????????????? ??????????? ?? ????????? 4 ?????? ?????????? ????????????: ????????????, ???????????, ????????? ? ???????? ? ???????? ???????? ??????????? ?????????????? ??? ???????? ???????????????? ??????? ?? ??????????. ?? ??????? ?????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ??? «?????» ???? ??????????? ?????? ????????????????? ??????????, ????????? ?????? ??????????? ???????????????? ?????????, ? ????? ????????????? ???????????? ?? ????????? ????????????? ?????? ??????????? ???????????????? ?????????????, ? ????? ????????? ?????? ? ??????????????? ??????????.

Rykunich Anastasiya Yu.

2013-02-01

98

Underground risk management information systems  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

JCOAL has conducted Joint Research on an Underground Communication and Risk Management Information System with CSIRO of Australia under a commissioned study project for the promotion of coal use starting in fiscal 2002. The goal of this research project is the establishment of a new Safety System focusing on the comprehensive risk management information system by the name of Nexsys. The main components of the system are the Ethernet type underground communication system that represents the data communication base, and the risk management information system that permits risk analysis in real-time and provides decision support based on the collected data. The Nexsys is an open system and is a core element of the underground monitoring system. Using a vast amount of underground data, it is capable of accommodating a wide range of functions that were not available in the past. Because of it, it is possible to construct an advanced underground safety system. 14 figs., 4 tabs.

Matsuyama, S.; Inoue, M.; Sakai, T.

2006-03-15

99

Modern Queueing Management System: QCracker  

OpenAIRE

The purpose of this project was to develop a modern and affordable queueing management sys-tem that would take advantage of modern available software development tools and networking infrastructure unlike traditional queueing management systems. The primary targeted markets are the emerging markets in Africa especially the eastern part of Africa. The system was intended to be affordable by any business entity and would be localized to meet people’s expectations. In order to achieve this vi...

Kakengi, Bernard

2012-01-01

100

BIMS: Biomedical Information Management System  

OpenAIRE

In this paper, we present BIMS (Biomedical Information Management System). BIMS is a software architecture designed to provide a flexible computational framework to manage the information needs of a wide range of biomedical research projects. The main goal is to facilitate the clinicians' job in data entry, and researcher's tasks in data management, in high data quality biomedical research projects. The BIMS architecture has been designed following the two-level modeling par...

Mora, Oscar; Bisbal, Jesu?s

2013-01-01

101

The CMS workload management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

CMS has started the process of rolling out a new workload management system. This system is currently used for reprocessing and Monte Carlo production with tests under way using it for user analysis. It was decided to combine, as much as possible, the production/processing, analysis and T0 codebases so as to reduce duplicated functionality and make best use of limited developer and testing resources. This system now includes central request submission and management (Request Manager); a task queue for parcelling up and distributing work (WorkQueue) and agents which process requests by interfacing with disparate batch and storage resources (WMAgent).

102

Mastering System Center Configuration Manager  

CERN Document Server

This book is perfect for IT administrators who are looking to enhance their skills on system and asset management. A fair understanding of the core elements and applications related to SCCM would be helpful.

Krstevski, Vangel

2014-01-01

103

Customer relationship management system  

OpenAIRE

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is one of the biggest problems for many companies today. By analyzing history records (profiles) of its customers, organization can effectively adapt its business activity to users needs and create better products and services. Proper analysis of customer profiles can help to predict the behaviour of the customers. After grouping customer profiles by similar attributes, company can easier handle its interactions with similar users. Such group profiling c...

Selenis, Laimonas

2004-01-01

104

Evaluating safety management system implementation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Canada is committed to not only maintaining, but also improving upon our record of having one of the safest aviation systems in the world. The development, implementation and maintenance of safety management systems is a significant step towards improving safety performance. Canada is considered a world leader in this area and we are fully engaged in implementation. By integrating risk management systems and business practices, the aviation industry stands to gain better safety performance with less regulatory intervention. These are important steps towards improving safety and enhancing the public's confidence in the safety of Canada's aviation system. (author)

105

Device configuration-management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Fusion Chamber System, a major component of the Magnetic Fusion Test Facility, contains several hundred devices which report status to the Supervisory Control and Diagnostic System for control and monitoring purposes. To manage the large number of diversity of devices represented, a device configuration management system was required and developed. Key components of this software tool include the MFTF Data Base; a configuration editor; and a tree structure defining the relationships between the subsystem devices. This paper will describe how the configuration system easily accomodates recognizing new devices, restructuring existing devices, and modifying device profile information

106

Usability of Academic Management System  

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Full Text Available The usability of system lies on the effectiveness and ease-of-use of a system. The main function of Academic Management System (AMS is to assist university staff to manage students’ records. A student record embodies in various and numerous courses management, finance, examination, accommodation and other essential information. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the concept of system usability. It subsequently observes and analyzes the usability of AMS at a university by applying Nielsen’s heuristic evaluation method. As a preliminary study, the usability of AMS at one of the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL in Malaysia has been chosen and assessed. The results obtained can be served as comparative guides for future betterments and references to the IHL. The study shows that the usability constructs selected are not being fulfilled in AMS. Recommendations to improve the usability of AMS are also discussed. Key words: Academic System; Usability; Usability Construct; Human-Computer Interaction; Standards

Norziha Megat Mohd Zainuddin Zainuddin

2011-03-01

107

Disposal Site Information Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

An information management system for low-level waste shipped for disposal has been developed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The Disposal Site Information Management System (DSIMS) was developed to provide a user friendly computerized system, accessible through NRC on a nationwide network, for persons needing information to facilitate management decisions. This system has been developed on NOMAD VP/CSS, and the data obtained from the operators of commercial disposal sites are transferred to DSIMS semiannually. Capabilities are provided in DSIMS to allow the user to select and sort data for use in analysis and reporting low-level waste. The system also provides means for describing sources and quantities of low-level waste exceeding the limits of NRC 10 CFR Part 61 Class C. Information contained in DSIMS is intended to aid in future waste projections and economic analysis for new disposal sites

108

Redundancy management of inertial systems.  

Science.gov (United States)

The paper reviews developments in failure detection and isolation techniques applicable to gimballed and strapdown systems. It examines basic redundancy management goals of improved reliability, performance and logistic costs, and explores mechanizations available for both input and output data handling. The meaning of redundant system reliability in terms of available coverage, system MTBF, and mission time is presented and the practical hardware performance limitations of failure detection and isolation techniques are explored. Simulation results are presented illustrating implementation coverages attainable considering IMU performance models and mission detection threshold requirements. The implications of a complete GN&C redundancy management method on inertial techniques are also explored.

Mckern, R. A.; Musoff, H.

1973-01-01

109

The CMS Data Management System  

CERN Document Server

The data management elements in CMS are scalable, modular, and designed to work together. The main components are PhEDEx, the data transfer and location system; the Dataset Booking System (DBS), a metadata catalogue; and the Data Aggregation Service (DAS), designed to aggregate views and provide them to users and services. Tens of thousands of samples have been cataloged and petabytes of data have been moved since the run began. The modular system has allowed the optimal use of appropriate underlying technologies. In this presentation we will discuss the use of both Oracle and nonSQL databases to implement the data management elements as well as the individual architectures chosen. We will discuss how the data management system functioned during the first run, and what improvements are planned in preparation for 2015.

Wildish, Anthony

2013-01-01

110

Plc Based Scrap Management System  

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Full Text Available In this paper we have implemented an automated scrap management system for Maintenance Department of Bharat Forge Ltd. Hadapsar, Pune. Bharat Forge is a well known industry for manufacturing of Crank Shaft and various kinds of axels. To manage the scrap & wastage during mass production is a tedious and time consuming job. Scrap Management System is used for storing the scrap & garbage. This Scrap Management System had several problem like huge manpower requirement, time due to which there may be chances of misoperation due to unawareness of handling the system. When any fault is generated due to locking or mechanical operating problem of limit switches, the whole operation can be halt. These flaws lead to increasing concern regarding safety operations and constant maintenance. The conventional system which is in use was developed with a relay logic to control all its operations. But due to bulkiness of the relay logic and number of wiring there are lot of problems during maintenance of the system. This leads to develop some efficient system which find a solution to the painstaking maintenance problems of relay logic, ease of handling, reduction of manpower, & nullify the storing problem of scrap. This can be satisfactorily achieved by replacing the old relay logic by a newly designed PLC system by us.

Nidhi Mishra

2014-03-01

111

XY Systems' project management office  

OpenAIRE

XY Systems' (XY) competitive advantage stems from reputation and an ability to build long-term relationships. Both XY and its clients benefit from their long-standing relationships. The technology industry is highly competitive and competitors will use every opportunity to tarnish XY's reputation. Recently, XY's clients expressed dissatisfaction at XY's lack of Project Management (PM) skills. In addition, XY's management cannot understand the status of all XY's projects because of XY's rapid ...

Hayley, David

2005-01-01

112

Site systems engineering: Systems engineering management plan  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Site Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is the Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) implementation document for the Hanford Site Systems Engineering Policy, (RLPD 430.1) and Systems Engineering Criteria Document and Implementing Directive, (RLID 430.1). These documents define the US Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office (RL) processes and products to be used at Hanford to implement the systems engineering process at the site level. This SEMP describes the products being provided by the site systems engineering activity in fiscal year (FY) 1996 and the associated schedule. It also includes the procedural approach being taken by the site level systems engineering activity in the development of these products and the intended uses for the products in the integrated planning process in response to the DOE policy and implementing directives. The scope of the systems engineering process is to define a set of activities and products to be used at the site level during FY 1996 or until the successful Project Hanford Management Contractor (PHMC) is onsite as a result of contract award from Request For Proposal DE-RP06-96RL13200. Following installation of the new contractor, a long-term set of systems engineering procedures and products will be defined for management of the Hanford Project. The extent to which each project applies the systems engineering process and the specific tools used are determined by the project`s management.

Grygiel, M.L. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1996-05-03

113

Systems in radiographic management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Several subsystems within radiography are discussed and consideration is given to communication pathways, application operation and cost effectiveness. The costs of radiography are high, and detailed examination of practical systems can demonstrate discrepancies in communication pathways. Considerable care needs to be taken with the choice of a control system to monitor output, provide feedback and adjust the process if the output deviates from preset limits. (author)

114

Electronic waste management approaches: An overview  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Highlights: ? Human toxicity of hazardous substances in e-waste. ? Environmental impacts of e-waste from disposal processes. ? Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Material Flow Analysis (MFA), Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) to and solve e-waste problems. ? Key issues relating to tools managing e-waste for sustainable e-waste management. - Abstract: Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing pollution problems worldwide given the presence if a variety of toxic substances which can contaminate the environment and threaten human health, if disposal protocols are not meticulously managed. This paper presents an overview of toxic substances present in e-waste, their potential environmental and human health impacts together with management strategies currently being used in certain countries. Several tools including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Material Flow Analysis (MFA), Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) have been developed to manage e-wastes especially in developed countries. The key to success in terms of e-waste management is to develop eco-design devices, properly collect e-waste, recover and recycle material by safe methods, dispose of e-waste by suitable techniques, forbid the transfer of used electronic devices to developing countries, and raise awareness of the impact of e-waste. No single tool is adequate but together they can complement each other to solve this issue. A national scheme such as EPR is a good policy in solving the growing e-waste problems

115

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IN RETAIL SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available -This paper presents the functions of Information System in retailing. The retail market is a state of exponential growth. Retailing includes all the activities involved in selling goods or services for the final consumer. These activities include demand and sales forecasting, inventory management, store management, transportation etc. This paper focused on how Information System may be beneficial in retailing? Information System is the capability to electronically input process, store, and output, transmit, and receive data and information. It plays a very important role in today's business world. New technologies evolved in retailing are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID, Smart Operating Solution (Smart Ops, and Point of Sale (POS etc.

Basavaraj S Mammani

2014-04-01

116

The CMS Data Management System  

Science.gov (United States)

The data management elements in CMS are scalable, modular, and designed to work together. The main components are PhEDEx, the data transfer and location system; the Data Booking Service (DBS), a metadata catalog; and the Data Aggregation Service (DAS), designed to aggregate views and provide them to users and services. Tens of thousands of samples have been cataloged and petabytes of data have been moved since the run began. The modular system has allowed the optimal use of appropriate underlying technologies. In this contribution we will discuss the use of both Oracle and NoSQL databases to implement the data management elements as well as the individual architectures chosen. We will discuss how the data management system functioned during the first run, and what improvements are planned in preparation for 2015.

Giffels, M.; Guo, Y.; Kuznetsov, V.; Magini, N.; Wildish, T.

2014-06-01

117

Archetypes for Managing ERP Systems  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

The ERP journey has taken us beyond implementation, into the second wave of ERP. One interesting question in this second wave is how the ERP system is managed and what role the ERP system plays in the organization after some years of implementation. These questions are addressed in this paper. In our research of 20 case-studies we found certain similarities and differences in the patterns which coalesced around three alternatives in the way organizations approach the managing of ERP in the second wave. We describe these archetypes, which we call the Calculators, the Co-players and the Drivers, and we present illustrative cases of each of the archetypes. The archetypes are believed to play an important role in conveying the essential differences existing in alternative ways in which organizations manage their ERP system during the second wave.

Kræmmergaard, Pernille; Hansen, Michael Fiil

2006-01-01

118

Dermat - the dermoscopy management system  

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Full Text Available In order to recognize early symptoms of melanoma, the lethal cancer of the skin, our group is developing pattern recognition and machine learning tools that may help medical doctors in the melanoma diagnosis. Since in the machine learning approach data from diversified sources are required, in this article we present the Java-based Dermat 1.0 application, a medical software system for management of dermoscopy data and the patients follow-up documentation. The chief objective for this system is to integrate all the management activities (image acquisition, anamneses, medical documentation and annotations into a self-content optimal data base system. Such an integrated approach to digital dermoscopy and management of the patient data between the visits is crucial in comparing the results, storing/retrieving/transmitting dermoscopic images and making a proper and early diagnosis. The Dermat application is distributed among dermatological clinics and private practitioners in accordance to the 'tool-for-the-data' model.

Grzegorz Surówka

2013-04-01

119

Efficient Management of HVAC Systems  

OpenAIRE

In HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) plants of medium-high cooling capacity, multiple-chiller systems are often employed. In such systems, chillers are independent of each other in order to provide standby capacity, operational exibility, and less disruption maintenance. However, the problem of an eciently managing of multiple-chiller systems is complex in many respects. In particular, the electrical energy consumption in the chiller plant markedly increases if the chillers are...

Rampazzo, Mirco

2010-01-01

120

Auditing of environmental management system  

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Full Text Available Environmental auditing has estabilished itself as a valueable instrument to verify and help to improve the environmental performance.Organizations of all kinds may have a need to demonstrate the environmental responsibility. The concept of environmental management systems and the associated practice of environmental auditing have been advanced as one way to satisfy this need.These system are intended to help an organization to establish and continue to meet its environmental policies, objectives, standards and other requirements.Environmental auditing is a systematic and documented verification process of objectively obtaining and evaluating audit evidence to determine whether an organizations environmental management system conforms to the environmental management system audit criteria set by the organization and for the communication of the results of this process to the management.The following article intercepts all parts of preparation environmental auditing.The audit programme and procedures should cover the activities and areas to be considered in audits, the frequency of audits, the responsibilities associated with managing and conducting audits, the communication of audit results, auditor competence, and how audits will be conducted.The International Standard ISO 140011 estabilishes the audit procedures that determine conformance with EMS audit criteria.

?uchranová Katarína

2001-12-01

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Portfolio 2000: managing clinical systems.  

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Powerful forces are changing the provision of health care. Management is transitioning into new responsibility for a leaner, more flexible, customer-focused operation to support the goals of integrated systems of the 21st century--to minimize disease and to promote health. In response to this evolution, the clinical systems management concept describes multidimensional competencies, which are transportable throughout the continuum of care (1). These new knowledge competencies and core competencies applied in a different context are characterized in this paper. PMID:10185008

Hunter, L L

1998-01-01

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Integrated Systems Health Management for Intelligent Systems  

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The implementation of an integrated system health management (ISHM) capability is fundamentally linked to the management of data, information, and knowledge (DIaK) with the purposeful objective of determining the health of a system. It is akin to having a team of experts who are all individually and collectively observing and analyzing a complex system, and communicating effectively with each other in order to arrive at an accurate and reliable assessment of its health. In this paper, concepts, procedures, and approaches are presented as a foundation for implementing an intelligent systems ]relevant ISHM capability. The capability stresses integration of DIaK from all elements of a system. Both ground-based (remote) and on-board ISHM capabilities are compared and contrasted. The information presented is the result of many years of research, development, and maturation of technologies, and of prototype implementations in operational systems.

Figueroa, Fernando; Melcher, Kevin

2011-01-01

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Atomizer for thermal management system  

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An atomizer for thermal management system for efficiently thermally managing one or more heat producing devices. The atomizer for thermal management system includes a housing having a coolant passage and a dispensing end, an orifice within the dispensing end, and an actuator manipulating a plunger within the housing. The plunger includes a head that is sealable within a recessed portion of the orifice to open or close the orifice. The coolant passes through the coolant passage into the orifice for spraying upon a heat producing device. The actuator may reciprocate so that the coolant spray emitted through the orifice is pulsating. The pulsing frequency may be increased to increase cooling or decreased to decrease cooling of the heat producing device.

Tilton, Charles L. (Inventor); Weiler, Jeff (Inventor); Palmer, Randal T. (Inventor); Appel, Philip W. (Inventor); Knight, Paul A. (Inventor)

2008-01-01

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Information Systems as Support to Corporate Management  

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The idea of this paper is to introduce the great support of information systems to the management activities of a corporation. Information system as a combination of information technology and people?s actions that support operations, management and decision making, involves four major types of systems: Transaction Management System, Management Information System, Decision-Support System and Executive Support System, and with that it is able to entail and support all business activities. In ...

Florida Veljanoska; Majlinda Axhiu

2013-01-01

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Creating a Performance Management System.  

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The authors demonstrate the comprehensiveness of a performance management system and why it isn't just performance appraisal anymore. They discuss choosing performance appraisal measures and standards, communicating performance expectations, planning for performance, monitoring and controlling performance, appraising performance, providing…

Schneier, Craig Eric; And Others

1986-01-01

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TRACEABILITY IN STOCK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

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Full Text Available This paper presents traceability of a product if we are using a stock management system which uses FIFO or LIFO discharging methods. In the first part there is a little presentation regarding the four types of inputs and outputs and the side effect to the

Demian Horia

2009-05-01

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Web based training management system  

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Our system is a web-based training management system that will gather all the necessary information concerning multiple training centers that offer multiple categories of courses. Every participant or attendee will be able to choose and attended his/her desired and preferred course(s), training center, location and instructor. With the course ending he/she will receive a Certificate that indicate his grade into the specific course that he attended. The courses can be subsidi...

Chimonidou, Panayiota; Savva, Efthymia

2002-01-01

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Information system revives materials management  

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Through a change in philosophy and the development of a new, more efficient information management system, Arizona Public Service Co. (APSW) has, in less than two years, reduced material and service costs by 10 percent. The utility plans to cut these costs form 1993 figures by 25 percent before 2000. The utility is breaking new ground with ongoing implementation of new business processes and the new Materials Logistics Information System (MLIS), which has been co-developed with Texas Instruments Software Division (TISD)

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Dermat - the dermoscopy management system  

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In order to recognize early symptoms of melanoma, the lethal cancer of the skin, our group is developing pattern recognition and machine learning tools that may help medical doctors in the melanoma diagnosis. Since in the machine learning approach data from diversified sources are required, in this article we present the Java-based Dermat 1.0 application, a medical software system for management of dermoscopy data and the patients follow-up documentation. The chief objective for this system i...

Grzegorz Surówka; Pawe? Janik; Maciej Ogorza?ek; Piotr Kanas

2013-01-01

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OSPACS: Ultrasound image management system  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Ultrasound scanning uses the medical imaging format, DICOM, for electronically storing the images and data associated with a particular scan. Large health care facilities typically use a picture archiving and communication system (PACS for storing and retrieving such images. However, these systems are usually not suitable for managing large collections of anonymized ultrasound images gathered during a clinical screening trial. Results We have developed a system enabling the accurate archiving and management of ultrasound images gathered during a clinical screening trial. It is based upon a Windows application utilizing an open-source DICOM image viewer and a relational database. The system automates the bulk import of DICOM files from removable media by cross-validating the patient information against an external database, anonymizing the data as well as the image, and then storing the contents of the file as a field in a database record. These image records may then be retrieved from the database and presented in a tree-view control so that the user can select particular images for display in a DICOM viewer or export them to external media. Conclusion This system provides error-free automation of ultrasound image archiving and management, suitable for use in a clinical trial. An open-source project has been established to promote continued development of the system.

Bessant Conrad

2008-06-01

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Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management  

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The Third Edition of Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management enables readers to manage the design, development, and engineering of systems effectively and efficiently. The book both defines and describes the essentials of project and systems engineering management and, moreover, shows the critical relationship and interconnection between project management and systems engineering. The author's comprehensive presentation has proven successful in enabling both engineers and project managers to understand their roles, collaborate, and quickly grasp and apply all the basic princip

Eisner, Howard S

2008-01-01

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Normative engineering risk management systems  

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This paper describes the design of a normative engineering risk management system that performs four activities: diagnosis, dynamic evolution, decision making, and information gathering. The problem domain can be represented as a partially-observable Markov decision process (POMDP). By decomposing the POMDP into a separate model for each of the four activities, the system enables highly asymmetric models to be tailored to a particular situation. Our goal is to construct a normative system that creates an accurate, concise decision model and that provides timely, reliable results. Conserved model components are constructed at design time whereas unique features are customized at run time. For run-time model components, human guidance is used sparingly to refine the decision model. Customized asymmetry is most extreme for information gathering. An application to the management of fire risks on board offshore oil platforms, with particular emphasis on gas leaks, illustrates the concepts

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The LHCb Data Management System  

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The LHCb Data Management System is based on the DIRAC Grid Community Solution. LHCbDirac provides extensions to the basic DMS such as a Bookkeeping System. Datasets are defined as sets of files corresponding to a given query in the Bookkeeping system. Datasets can be manipulated by CLI tools as well as by automatic transformations (removal, replication, processing). A dynamic handling of dataset replication is performed, based on disk space usage at the sites and dataset popularity. For custodial storage, an on-demand recall of files from tape is performed, driven by the requests of the jobs, including disk cache handling. We shall describe the tools that are available for Data Management, from handling of large datasets to basic tools for users as well as for monitoring the dynamic behavior of LHCb Storage capacity.

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The LHCb Data Management System  

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The LHCb Data Management System is based on the DIRAC Grid Community Solution. LHCbDirac provides extensions to the basic DMS such as a Bookkeeping System. Datasets are defined as sets of files corresponding to a given query in the Bookkeeping system. Datasets can be manipulated by CLI tools as well as by automatic transformations (removal, replication, processing). A dynamic handling of dataset replication is performed, based on disk space usage at the sites and dataset popularity. For custodial storage, an on-demand recall of files from tape is performed, driven by the requests of the jobs, including disk cache handling. We shall describe the tools that are available for Data Management, from handling of large datasets to basic tools for users as well as for monitoring the dynamic behavior of LHCb Storage capacity.

Baud, J. P.; Charpentier, Ph; Ciba, K.; Graciani, R.; Lanciotti, E.; Màthè, Z.; Remenska, D.; Santana, R.

2012-12-01

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MIMS - MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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MIMS, Medical Information Management System is an interactive, general purpose information storage and retrieval system. It was first designed to be used in medical data management, and can be used to handle all aspects of data related to patient care. Other areas of application for MIMS include: managing occupational safety data in the public and private sectors; handling judicial information where speed and accuracy are high priorities; systemizing purchasing and procurement systems; and analyzing organizational cost structures. Because of its free format design, MIMS can offer immediate assistance where manipulation of large data bases is required. File structures, data categories, field lengths and formats, including alphabetic and/or numeric, are all user defined. The user can quickly and efficiently extract, display, and analyze the data. Three means of extracting data are provided: certain short items of information, such as social security numbers, can be used to uniquely identify each record for quick access; records can be selected which match conditions defined by the user; and specific categories of data can be selected. Data may be displayed and analyzed in several ways which include: generating tabular information assembled from comparison of all the records on the system; generating statistical information on numeric data such as means, standard deviations and standard errors; and displaying formatted listings of output data. The MIMS program is written in Microsoft FORTRAN-77. It was designed to operate on IBM Personal Computers and compatibles running under PC or MS DOS 2.00 or higher. MIMS was developed in 1987.

Frankowski, J. W.

1994-01-01

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Metrics for border management systems.  

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There are as many unique and disparate manifestations of border systems as there are borders to protect. Border Security is a highly complex system analysis problem with global, regional, national, sector, and border element dimensions for land, water, and air domains. The complexity increases with the multiple, and sometimes conflicting, missions for regulating the flow of people and goods across borders, while securing them for national security. These systems include frontier border surveillance, immigration management and customs functions that must operate in a variety of weather, terrain, operational conditions, cultural constraints, and geopolitical contexts. As part of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development Project 08-684 (Year 1), the team developed a reference framework to decompose this complex system into international/regional, national, and border elements levels covering customs, immigration, and border policing functions. This generalized architecture is relevant to both domestic and international borders. As part of year two of this project (09-1204), the team determined relevant relative measures to better understand border management performance. This paper describes those relative metrics and how they can be used to improve border management systems.

Duggan, Ruth Ann

2009-07-01

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Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems  

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Book review: Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems by Robert D. Galliers and Dorothy E. Leidner Published by Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003, 3rd Edition, 625pp. ISBN: 0-7506-5619-0

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2004-01-01

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Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems  

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Full Text Available Book review: Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems by Robert D. Galliers and Dorothy E. Leidner Published by Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003, 3rd Edition, 625pp. ISBN: 0-7506-5619-0

Edson Luiz Riccio

2004-01-01

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Intelligent power system data management systems (DBMS)  

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Network owners/operators from around the world have moved from electromechanical products to intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). Most networks have a multi-generation technology mix because protection assets have a normal application lifespan of between 10 and 40 years. Associated data capture and maintenance management regimes have therefore moved from paper based into digitized media, creating a significant increase in the volume of acquired data, such that there is now a mix of paper and digitized storage. Data is rarely consolidated or used for decision making in asset management processes once testing is completed, having a major impact on overall power system reliability. This paper presented the concept of intelligent operative maintenance management, now becoming more recognized in the industry. The concept was described as the management of operational data, resulting actions and responses, wherever and by whoever they are needed, without any additional overhead. The paper discussed new techniques of testing as well as planning and operative maintenance. The practical benefits of the new system were also presented, with particular reference to central management; simplification of routine protocols; secondary testing; and reduced cost of data handling. It was concluded that the main benefit from all of the techniques discussed in this paper is that experienced expert test engineers can focus more time upon making good, critical decisions to ensure that utilities maximize their customer service and safety regimes. 13 refs., 7 figs.

Middleton, A.; Macdonald, E. [GE Digital Energy, Markham, ON (Canada); Schreiner, Z. [Intelligent Process Solutions GmbH, Lindau (Germany); Bizjak, J. [Elektro Ljubljana d.d., Ljubljana (Slovenia)

2010-07-01

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Turning Cluster Management into Data Management: A System Overview  

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This paper introduces the CondorJ2 cluster management system. Traditionally, cluster management systems such as Condor employ a process-oriented approach with little or no use of modern database system technology. In contrast, CondorJ2 employs a data-centric, 3-tier web-application architecture for all system functions (e.g., job submission, monitoring and scheduling; node configuration, monitoring and management, etc.) except for job execution. Employing a data-oriented app...

Robinson, Eric; Dewitt, David

2006-01-01

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INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available The relevance of management as significant factor of business activity can be established on various management systems. These will help to obtain, organise, administrate, evaluate and control particulars: information, quality, environmental protection, health and safety, various resources (time, human, finance, inventory etc. The complexity of nowadays days development, forced us to think ‘integrated’. Sustainable development principles require that environment management policies and practices are not good in themselves but also integrate with all other environmental objectives, and with social and economic development objectives. The principles of sustainable development involve that environment management policies and practices. These are not sound in them-self but also integrate with all other environmental objectives, and with social and economic development objectives. Those objectives were realized, and followed by development of strategies to effects the objective of sustainable development. Environmental management should embrace recent change in the area of environmental protection, and suit the recently regulations of the field -entire legal and economic, as well as perform management systems to meet the requirements of the contemporary model for economic development. These changes are trailed by abandon the conventional approach of environmental protection and it is replaced by sustainable development (SD. The keys and the aims of Cleaner Productions (CP are presented being implemented in various companies as a non-formalised environmental management system (EMS. This concept is suggested here as a proper model for practice where possible environmental harmful technologies are used -e.g. Rosia Montana. Showing the features and the power of CP this paper is a signal oriented to involve the awareness of policy-makers and top management of diverse Romanian companies. Many companies in European countries are developing corporate environmental strategies to reduce negative impacts on ecosystems. This involves adopting environmental mission statements, conducting audits and monitoring performances. But we have not to forget that the ecosystem is unique for us. All of us, individuals and communities, small enterprises and multinational companies, national policy-makers, are responsible of preserving it for the future generations.

Tomescu Ada Mirela

2012-07-01

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Estimation of future outflows of e-waste in India  

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The purpose of this study is to construct an approach and a methodology to estimate the future outflows of electronic waste (e-waste) in India. Consequently, the study utilizes a time-series multiple lifespan end-of-life model proposed by Peralta and Fontanos for estimating the current and future quantities of e-waste in India. The model estimates future e-waste generation quantities by modeling their usage and disposal. The present work considers two scenarios for the approximation of e-waste generation based on user preferences to store or to recycle the e-waste. This model will help formal recyclers in India to make strategic decisions in planning for appropriate recycling infrastructure and institutional capacity building. Also an extension of the model proposed by Peralta and Fontanos is developed with the objective of helping decision makers to conduct WEEE estimates under a variety of assumptions to suit their region of study. During 2007-2011, the total WEEE estimates will be around 2.5 million metric tons which include waste from personal computers (PC), television, refrigerators and washing machines. During the said period, the waste from PC will account for 30% of total units of WEEE generated.

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XCPU2 process management system  

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Xcpu2 is a new process management system that allows the users to specify custom file system for a running job. Most cluster management systems enforce single software distribution running on all nodes. Xcpu2 allows programs running on the cluster to work in environment identical to the user's desktop, using the same versions of the libraries and tools the user installed locally, and accessing the configuration file in the same places they are located on the desktop. Xcpu2 builds on our earlier work with the Xcpu system. Like Xcpu, Xcpu2's process management interface is represented as a set of files exported by a 9P file server. It supports heterogeneous clusters and multiple head nodes. Unlike Xcpu, it uses pull instead of push model. In this paper we describe the Xcpu2 clustering model, its operation and how the per-job filesystem configuration can be used to solve some of the common problems when running a cluster.

Ionkov, Latchesar [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Van Hensbergen, Eric [IBM AUSTIN RESEARCH LAB

2009-01-01

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International safeguards data management system  

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The data base management system ''ISADAM'' (i.e. International Safeguards Data Management System) described in this report is intended to facilitate the safeguards authority in making efficient and effective use of accounting reports. ISADAM has been developed using the ADABAS data base management system and is implemented on the JRC-Ispra computer. The evaluation of safeguards declarations focuses on three main objectives: - the requirement of syntactical consistency with the legal conventions of data recording for safeguards accountancy; - the requirement of accounting evidence that there is no material unaccounted for (MUF); - the requirement of semantic consistency with the technological characteristics of the plant and the processing plans of the operator. Section 2 describes in more detail the facilities which ISADAM makes available to a safeguards inspector. Section 3 describes how the MUF variance computation is derived from models of measurement error propagation. Many features of the ISADAM system are automatically provided by ADABAS. The exceptions to this are the utility software designed to: - screen plant declarations before loading into the data base, - prepare variance summary files designed to support real-time computation of MUF and variance of MUF, - provide analyses in response to user requests in interactive or batch mode. Section 4 describes the structure and functions of this software which have been developed by JRC-Ispra

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Management information systems software evaluation  

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In November 1993, Saudi Aramco management endorsed a proposal to coordinate the development of the Management Information Systems (MISs) of four concurrent projects for its facilities Controls Modernization Program. The affected projects were the Ras Tanura Refinery Upgrade Project, the Abqaiq Plant Controls Modernization and the Shedgum and Uthmaniyah Gas plants Control Upgrade Projects. All of these projects had a significant requirement of MISs in their scope. Under the leadership of the Process and Control Systems Department, and MIS Coordination Team was formed with representatives of several departments. An MIS Applications Evaluation procedure was developed based on the Kepner Tregoe Decisions Analysis Process and general questionnaires were sent to over a hundred potential Vendors. The applications were divided into several categories, such as: Data Capture and Historization, Human User Interface, Trending, Reporting, Graphic Displays, Data Reconciliation, Statistical Analysis, Expert Systems, Maintenance Applications, Document Management and Operations Planning and Scheduling. For each of the MIS Application areas, detailed follow-up questionnaires were used to short list the candidate products. In May and June 1994, selected Vendors were invited to Saudi Arabia for an Exhibition which was open to all Saudi Aramco employees. In conjunction with this, the Vendors were subjected to a rigorous product testing exercise by independent teams of testers. The paper w independent teams of testers. The paper will describe the methods used and the lessons learned in this extensive software evaluation phase, which was a first for Saudi Aramco

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Platform Management System (PMS) evolution  

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In fiscal year 1988 a study was begun to define the platform management system (PMS) functions required for the mature platform operations era. The objectives of the task include: (1) defining how to increase the operational productivity of the platform by providing enhanced capability for responding to changing events, (2) influencing the initial PMS design by identifying required 'hooks and scars', and (3) evaluation potential automation techniques that are appropriate given predicted onboard computing resources. Initial platform operations scenarios were defined. The focus was on PMS-related functions where operations enhancements are likely to occur. Operations productivity was defined in terms of scientific productivity of the platform as well as the level of automation of the ground system. The Platform Operations Productivity Enhancement Report was completed earlier this year documenting system enhancements to increase science productivity and ground system automation. Using the baseline PMS defined in the PMS Definition Document as a starting point, the resulting PMS-specific enhancements were molded into a sequence of progressively more sophisticated operations management capabilities. This sequence of upgrades to the PMS has been documented in a PMS Evolution Plan. The plan includes enhancements in the areas of resources scheduling, resource modeling, system and payload anomaly management, and transaction sequence interpretation. A plan for migration of functions from the ground portion of the PMS to the flight portion is also included. The impacts of this plan on the platform are now being documented to ensure that the required 'hooks and scars' are included in the baseline system. Future plans include a prototype of some of the PMS enhancements to address the feasibility of and techniques for implementing these enhancements in the onboard computing environment.

Tilley, Mike; Hartley, Jonathan

1990-01-01

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A MODEL OF TRANSITION FROM QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONS  

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The paper is aimed at presenting a model of transition from quality management systems to knowledge management systems in software developing organizations. The methodology focuses on presenting components of the model of transition from quality management systems to knowledge management systems. The paper defines the model of transition from the quality management systems conformable with series 9000 ISO international standards supplemented with ISO/IEC 90003:2004 to knowledge management sys...

Chraban?ski, Karol

2013-01-01

148

76 FR 14592 - Safety Management System; Withdrawal  

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...certificate holders, product manufacturers...employers (``product/ service providers...Safety Management System (SMS). The...Safety Management Systems for part 121 air...SMS for other product/service providers....

2011-03-17

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Electric vehicle energy management system  

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This thesis investigates and analyzes novel strategies for the optimum energy management of electric vehicles (EVs). These are aimed to maximize the useful life of the EV batteries and make the EV more practical in order to increase its acceptability to market. The first strategy concerns the right choice of the batteries for the EV according to the user's driving habits, which may vary. Tests conducted at the University of Massachusetts Lowell battery lab show that the batteries perform differently from one manufacturer to the other. The second strategy was to investigate the fast chargeability of different batteries, which leads to reduce the time needed to recharge the EV battery pack. Tests were conducted again to prove that only few battery types could be fast charged. Test data were used to design a fast battery charger that could be installed in an EV charging station. The third strategy was the design, fabrication and application of an Electric Vehicle Diagnostic and Rejuvenation System (EVDRS). This system is based on Mosfet Controlled Thyristors (MCTs). It is capable of quickly identifying any failing battery(s) within the EV pack and rejuvenating the whole battery pack without dismantling them and unloading them. A novel algorithm to rejuvenate Electric Vehicle Sealed Lead Acid Batteries is described. This rejuvenation extends the useful life of the batteries and makes the EV more competitive. The fourth strategy was to design a thermal management system for EV, which is crucial to the safe operation, and the achievement of normal/optimal performance of, electric vehicle (EV) batteries. A novel approach for EV thermal management, based on Pettier-Effect heat pumps, was designed, fabricated and tested in EV. It shows the application of this type of technology for thermal management of EVs.

Alaoui, Chakib

150

Integrated Building Management System (IBMS)  

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This project provides a combination of software and services that more easily and cost-effectively help to achieve optimized building performance and energy efficiency. Featuring an open-platform, cloud- hosted application suite and an intuitive user experience, this solution simplifies a traditionally very complex process by collecting data from disparate building systems and creating a single, integrated view of building and system performance. The Fault Detection and Diagnostics algorithms developed within the IBMS have been designed and tested as an integrated component of the control algorithms running the equipment being monitored. The algorithms identify the normal control behaviors of the equipment without interfering with the equipment control sequences. The algorithms also work without interfering with any cooperative control sequences operating between different pieces of equipment or building systems. In this manner the FDD algorithms create an integrated building management system.

Anita Lewis

2012-07-01

151

Getting started with openvms system management  

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Getting Started with OpenVMS System Management gives new VMS system managers a jumpstart in managing this powerful and reliable operating system. Dave Miller describes the essentials of what an OpenVMS System Manager will have to manage. He defines areas of OpenVMS System Management and describes why each is important and how it fits into the larger management task. Even though some OpenVMS management concepts are unique (for instance quotas), many concepts (such as account creation) have counterparts in UNIX and Windows NT. So, wherever possible, Miller points out to his readers the parallel to other systems.The book is intended as a precursor to Baldwin''s OpenVMS System Management Guide and various OpenVMS documents. Thus it refers the reader to other books for the detailed management steps. Getting Started with OpenVMS System Management is a great introduction to the material Steve Hoffman and Dave Miller are revising for the OpenVMS System Management Guide, 2E.·Permits experienced system managers to beg...

Miller, David

2003-01-01

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Review of Knowledge Management Systems As Socio-Technical System  

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Knowledge Management Systems as socio-technical systemperspectives has recognized for decades. Practitioners and scholars belief Knowledge Management is best carried out throught the optimization both technological and social-aspect.Lacking of understand and consider both aspects could lead organizations in misinterpretation while developing andimplementing Knowledge Management System. There is a need for practical guidance how Knowledge Management System should implement in...

Assegaff, Setiawan; Hussin, Ab Razak Che

2012-01-01

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Soliton Management in Periodic Systems  

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During the past ten years, there has been intensive development in theoretical and experimental research of solitons in periodic media. This book provides a unique and informative account of the state-of-the-art in the field. The volume opens with a review of the existence of robust solitary pulses in systems built as a periodic concatenation of very different elements. Among the most famous examples of this type of systems are the dispersion management in fiber-optic telecommunication links, and (more recently) photonic crystals. A number of other systems belonging to the same broad class of spatially periodic strongly inhomogeneous media (such as the split-step and tandem models) have recently been identified in nonlinear optics, and transmission of solitary pulses in them was investigated in detail. Similar soliton dynamics occurs in temporal-domain counterparts of such systems, where they are subject to strong time-periodic modulation (for instance, the Feshbach-resonance management in Bose-Einstein conde...

Malomed, Boris A

2006-01-01

154

Effectiveness of Environmental Managment Systems for Better Regulation  

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...Effectiveness of Environmental Managment Systems...Effectiveness of Environmental Managment Systems for Better Regulation...effectiveness of formalised environmental management systems (EMS) such as those certified...

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Development of an Environmental Management System for Radical Sports Management  

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There are many reasons why smaller businesses should have an environmental management system, but also many difficulties, such as limitations in the time and resources available, and the size of the environmental impacts. How can a small business providing intellectual services make environmental improvements by creating and implementing an environmental management system (EMS)? This report is a case study on how to create an EMS. It was carried out with the management consultancy Radical Spo...

Fritzell, Tove

2010-01-01

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OCRWM Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) in the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement a program for the safe and permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. To achieve this objective, the OCRWM is developing the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS), an integrated waste management system consisting of four system elements: the waste acceptance system, the transportation system, the monitored retrievable storage facility, and the mined geologic disposal system. The development of such a system requires management of many diverse disciplines that are involved in research, siting, design, licensing, construction, and external interactions. Systems engineering will be used by OCRWM to manage, evaluate, integrate, and document all aspects of the technical development of the waste management requirements of the Program are met. Systems engineering will be applied to all technical activities to (1) specify the sequence of technical activities necessary to define the requirements the waste management system must satisfy, (2) to develop the waste management system, (3) to relate system elements to each other, and (4) to determine how the waste management system can be optimized to most effectively satisfy the requirements. Furthermore, systems engineering will be used in the management of technical activities at the program and project levels by specifying procedam and project levels by specifying procedures, studies, reviews, and documentation requirements

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TANGO control system management tool  

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TANGO is an object oriented control system tool kit based on CORBA initially developed at ESRF. It is now also developed and used by other synchrotron radiation sources. The TANGO concept is a fully distributed object oriented control system. That means that several processes (called servers) are running on many different hosts. Each server manages one or several TANGO classes. Each class could have one or several instances (call devices). On each host to be controlled, a device server (called Starter) takes care of all device servers running (or supposed to be running) on this machine. The controlled server list is read from the TANGO database. A graphical client (called Astor) is connected to all Starter servers and is able to: -) display the control system status and component status using coloured icons; -) execute actions on components (start, stop, test, configure, display information,...), -) execute diagnostics on components, and -) execute global analysis on large number of crates or database. The couple Starter/Astor and related tools, are very useful to manage a large number of servers running on several hosts distributed around an accelerator

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Microsoft Word - E-Waste Literature Review - FINAL.doc  

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Environment 35 Background Information 35 Case Study: DfE Applied – RLX computer server.37 Appendix B: Life Cycle Assesment ...Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic ...E-waste includes computers, entertainment electronics, mobile phones and other items that have been discarded by

159

Environmental Management System ISO 14001  

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This is a must-have tool for any company in the process of adopting and incorporating the ISO 14001:2004 requirements, this book and accompanying CD-ROM provides the latest updates and amendments and translates the ISO language into actionable strategy. Offering administrative solutions to managers of all sorts, it includes practical examples of policies with objectives, targets, and action plans applicable to any process related industry or an ordinary organization. With template formats and hands-on flow charts to describe step-by-step system development, documentation, and implementation ph

Haider, Syed

2010-01-01

160

Integrated Project Management System description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Integrated Program Management System (IPMS) Description is a ''working'' document that describes the work processes of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project Office (UMTRA) and IPMS Group. This document has undergone many revisions since the UMTRA Project began; this revision not only updates the work processes but more clearly explains the relationships between the Project Office, contractors, and other participants. The work process flow style has been revised to better describe Project work and the relationships of participants. For each work process, more background and guidance on ''why'' and ''what is expected'' is given. For example, a description of activity data sheets has been added in the work organization and the Project performance and reporting processes, as well as additional detail about the federal budget process and funding management and improved flow charts and explanations of cost and schedule management. A chapter has been added describing the Cost Reduction/Productivity Improvement Program. The Change Control Board (CCB) procedures (Appendix A) have been updated. Project critical issues meeting (PCIM) procedures have been added as Appendix B. Budget risk assessment meeting procedures have been added as Appendix C. These appendices are written to act as stand-alone documentation for each process. As the procedures are improved and updated, the documentation can be updated separately

161

Turning Cluster Management into Data Management: A System Overview  

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This paper introduces the CondorJ2 cluster management system. Traditionally, cluster management systems such as Condor employ a process-oriented approach with little or no use of modern database system technology. In contrast, CondorJ2 employs a data-centric, 3-tier web-application architecture for all system functions (e.g., job submission, monitoring and scheduling; node configuration, monitoring and management, etc.) except for job execution. Employing a data-oriented approach allows the core challenge (i.e., managing and coordinating a large set of distributed computing resources) to be transformed from a relatively low-level systems problem into a more abstract, higher-level data management problem. Preliminary results suggest that CondorJ2's use of standard 3-tier software represents a significant step forward to the design and implementation of large clusters (1,000 to 10,000 nodes).

Robinson, E; Robinson, Eric; Witt, David De

2006-01-01

162

14 CFR 1212.704 - System manager.  

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...system of records over which the system manager has cognizance: ...operation, or maintenance of the system of records is instructed...request to the Assistant Deputy Administrator for an exemption of the system under subpart 1212.5...

2010-01-01

163

Design and Data Management System  

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The Design and Data Management System (DDMS) was developed to automate the NASA Engineering Order (EO) and Engineering Change Request (ECR) processes at the Propulsion Test Facilities at Stennis Space Center for efficient and effective Configuration Management (CM). Prior to the development of DDMS, the CM system was a manual, paper-based system that required an EO or ECR submitter to walk the changes through the acceptance process to obtain necessary approval signatures. This approval process could take up to two weeks, and was subject to a variety of human errors. The process also requires that the CM office make copies and distribute them to the Configuration Control Board members for review prior to meetings. At any point, there was a potential for an error or loss of the change records, meaning the configuration of record was not accurate. The new Web-based DDMS eliminates unnecessary copies, reduces the time needed to distribute the paperwork, reduces time to gain the necessary signatures, and prevents the variety of errors inherent in the previous manual system. After implementation of the DDMS, all EOs and ECRs can be automatically checked prior to submittal to ensure that the documentation is complete and accurate. Much of the configuration information can be documented in the DDMS through pull-down forms to ensure consistent entries by the engineers and technicians in the field. The software also can electronically route the documents through the signature process to obtain the necessary approvals needed for work authorization. The workflow of the system allows for backups and timestamps that determine the correct routing and completion of all required authorizations in a more timely manner, as well as assuring the quality and accuracy of the configuration documents.

Messer, Elizabeth; Messer, Brad; Carter, Judy; Singletary, Todd; Albasini, Colby; Smith, Tammy

2007-01-01

164

Review of Knowledge Management System as Socio-Technical System  

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Full Text Available Knowledge Management Systems as socio-technical system perspectives has recognized for decades. Practitioners and scholars belief Knowledge Management is best carried out throught the optimization both technological and social-aspect. Lacking of understand and consider both aspects could lead organizations in misinterpretation while developing and implementing Knowledge Management System. There is a need for practical guidance how Knowledge Management System should implement in organizations. We propose a framework that could use by practitioner and manager as guidance in developing and implementing Knowledge Management System as Socio- Technical Systems. The framework developed base on Pan and Scarborough view of Knowledge Management as Socio- Technical system. Our framework consists of: Infrastructure (technology, Info structure (organizational structure and Info culture (organizational culture. This concept would lead practitioners get clear understand aspect contribute to Knowledge Management System success as Socio-Technical System.

Setiawan Assegaff

2012-09-01

165

Water management - management actions applied to water resources system  

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In this paper are presented a general description of water resource systems, a systematisation of the management tasks and the approaches for solution, including a review of methods used for solution of water management tasks and the fundamental postulates in the management. The management of water resources is a synonym for the management actions applied to water resource systems. It is a general term that unites planning and exploitation of the systems. The modern planning assumes separating the water racecourse part from the hydro technical part of the project. The water resource study is concerned with the solution for the resource problem. This means the parameters of the system are determined in parallel with the definition of the water utilisation regime. The hydro-technical part of the project is the design of structures necessary for the water resource solution. (Original)

166

Hanford Environmental Information System Configuration Management Plan  

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The Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS) Configuration Management Plan establishes the software and data configuration control requirements for the HEIS and project-related databases maintained within the Environmental Restoration Contractor's data management department

167

Tank waste remediation system configuration management plan  

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The configuration management program for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Project Mission supports management of the project baseline by providing the mechanisms to identify, document, and control the functional and physical characteristics of the products. This document is one of the tools used to develop and control the mission and work. It is an integrated approach for control of technical, cost, schedule, and administrative information necessary to manage the configurations for the TWRS Project Mission. Configuration management focuses on five principal activities: configuration management system management, configuration identification, configuration status accounting, change control, and configuration management assessments. TWRS Project personnel must execute work in a controlled fashion. Work must be performed by verbatim use of authorized and released technical information and documentation. Application of configuration management will be consistently applied across all TWRS Project activities and assessed accordingly. The Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) configuration management requirements are prescribed in HNF-MP-013, Configuration Management Plan (FDH 1997a). This TWRS Configuration Management Plan (CMP) implements those requirements and supersedes the Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Program Plan described in Vann, 1996. HNF-SD-WM-CM-014, Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Implementation Plan (Vann, 1997) will be revised to implement the requirements of this plan. This plan provides the responsibilities, actions and tools necessary to implement the requirements as defined in the above referenced documents.

Vann, J.M.

1998-01-08

168

Tank waste remediation system configuration management plan  

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The configuration management program for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Project Mission supports management of the project baseline by providing the mechanisms to identify, document, and control the functional and physical characteristics of the products. This document is one of the tools used to develop and control the mission and work. It is an integrated approach for control of technical, cost, schedule, and administrative information necessary to manage the configurations for the TWRS Project Mission. Configuration management focuses on five principal activities: configuration management system management, configuration identification, configuration status accounting, change control, and configuration management assessments. TWRS Project personnel must execute work in a controlled fashion. Work must be performed by verbatim use of authorized and released technical information and documentation. Application of configuration management will be consistently applied across all TWRS Project activities and assessed accordingly. The Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) configuration management requirements are prescribed in HNF-MP-013, Configuration Management Plan (FDH 1997a). This TWRS Configuration Management Plan (CMP) implements those requirements and supersedes the Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Program Plan described in Vann, 1996. HNF-SD-WM-CM-014, Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Implementation Plan (Vann, 1997) will be revised to implement the requirements of this plan. This plan provides the responsibilities, actions and tools necessary to implement the requirements as defined in the above referenced documents

169

OCRWM Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) in the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement a program for the safe and permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. To achieve this objective, the OCRWM is developing an integrated waste-management system consisting of three elements: the transportation system, the monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facility, and the mined geologic disposal system (MGDS). The development of such a system requires management of many diverse disciplines that are involved in research, siting, design, licensing, and external interactions. The purpose of this Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is to prescribe how the systems-engineering process will be implemented in the development of the waste-management system. Systems engineering will be used by the OCRWM to manage, integrate, and document all aspects of the technical development of the waste-management system and its system elements to ensure that the requirements of the waste-management program are met. It will be applied to all technical activities of the OCRWM program. It will be used by the OCRWM to specify the sequence of technical activities necessary to define the requirements the waste-management system must satisfy, to develop the waste-management system, to relate system elements to each other, and to determine how the waste-management system can be optimized to most effective system can be optimized to most effectively satisfy the requirements. Furthermore, systems engineering will be used in the management of Program activities at the program, program-element, and project levels by specifying procedures, studies, reviews, and documentation requirements. 9 refs., 1 fig

170

Managing geometric information with a data base management system  

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The strategies for managing computer based geometry are described. The computer model of geometry is the basis for communication, manipulation, and analysis of shape information. The research on integrated programs for aerospace-vehicle design (IPAD) focuses on the use of data base management system (DBMS) technology to manage engineering/manufacturing data. The objectives of IPAD is to develop a computer based engineering complex which automates the storage, management, protection, and retrieval of engineering data. In particular, this facility must manage geometry information as well as associated data. The approach taken on the IPAD project to achieve this objective is discussed. Geometry management in current systems and the approach taken in the early IPAD prototypes are examined.

Dube, R. P.

1984-01-01

171

Knowledge-based systems for power management  

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NASA-Marshall's Electrical Power Branch has undertaken the development of expert systems in support of further advancements in electrical power system automation. Attention is given to the features (1) of the Fault Recovery and Management Expert System, (2) a resource scheduler or Master of Automated Expert Scheduling Through Resource Orchestration, and (3) an adaptive load-priority manager, or Load Priority List Management System. The characteristics of an advisory battery manager for the Hubble Space Telescope, designated the 'nickel-hydrogen expert system', are also noted.

Lollar, L. F.

1992-01-01

172

Business Management System Support Analysis  

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The purpose of this research project was to develop a searchable database compiled with internal and external audit findings/observations. The data will correspond to the findings and observations from the date of Center-wide implementation of the ISO 9001-2000 standard to the present (2003-2008). It was derived and extracted from several sources and was in multiple formats. Once extracted, categorization of the findings/observations would be possible. The final data was mapped to the ISO 9001-2000 standard with the understanding that it will be displayed graphically. The data will be used to verify trends, associate risks, and establish timelines to identify strengths and weaknesses to determine areas of improvement in the Kennedy Space Center Business Management System Internal Audit Program.

Parikh, Jay

2008-01-01

173

Assessing waste management systems using reginalt software  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A method for assessing management systems for low-level radioactive waste is being developed for US Department of Energy. The method is based on benefit-cost-risk analysis. Waste management is broken down into its component steps, which are generation, treatment, packaging, storage, transportation, and disposal. Several different alternatives available for each waste management step are described. A particular waste management system consists of a feasible combination of alternatives for each step. Selecting an optimal waste management system would generally proceed as follows: (1) qualitative considerations are used to narrow down the choice of waste management system alternatives to a manageable number; (2) the costs and risks for each of these system alternatives are evaluated; (3) the number of alternatives is further reduced by eliminating alternatives with similar risks but higher costs, or those with similar costs but higher risks; (4) a trade-off factor between cost and risk is chosen and used to compute the objective function (sum of the cost and risk); and (5) the selection of the optimal waste management system among the remaining alternatives is made by choosing the alternative with the smallest value for the objective function. The authors propose that the REGINALT software system, developed by EG and G Idaho, Inc., as an acid for managers of low-level commerical waste, be augmented for application to the managment of DOE-generated waste. Specific recommendations for modification of the REGINALT system are made. 51 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs

174

GNSS systems in vehicle fleet management  

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Full Text Available GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System in connection with othertechnologies, such as mobile telephone GSM will improve management of chains of orders and fleet management in all types of transport. The paper describes existing navigation satellite systems (NAVSTAR GPS, GLONASS, EGNOS. It also presents advantages and barriers of using GNSS in transportation systems.

Arkadiusz TYSZKO

2007-01-01

175

Knowledge management systems information and communication technologies for knowledge management  

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This book presents the many facets, concepts and theories that have influenced knowledge management and the state of practice concerning strategy, organization, systems and economics. The second edition updates the material to cover the most recent developments in ICT-supported knowledge management. It also provides a more coverage of its theoretical foundation including a new account of knowledge work, discusses the potentials and challenges of process-oriented knowledge management, adds a new chapter on modelling that plays an important role in knowledge management initiatives and contrasts

Maier, Ronald

2007-01-01

176

Research of Foreign Exchange Management Legal System  

OpenAIRE

As the foreign exchange management mode undergoes the conversion from direct-management to indirect-management, foreign exchange and financial supervision system have being perfected by relative department. Especially in recent years, financial laws and regulations have got further regulation adjustment. However, in the whole financial law system, foreign exchange control in the whole system. So, consummating the currency law in force has become the most significance in building laws of forei...

Yang Bai

2009-01-01

177

A model for international border management systems.  

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To effectively manage the security or control of its borders, a country must understand its border management activities as a system. Using its systems engineering and security foundations as a Department of Energy National Security Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories has developed such an approach to modeling and analyzing border management systems. This paper describes the basic model and its elements developed under Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 08-684.

Duggan, Ruth Ann

2008-09-01

178

Knowledge Management System and User Modeling  

OpenAIRE

The aim of the paper is to releve some aspects regarding a knowledge management system and a user model which will be implemented in the training process of the students.They are also presented some features and the personalization in a Knowledge Management Systems. The porpose is to develop an ontology for the user modelling in this context and later to use this in a multi agent system for the knowledge management.

Novac Ududec, Cornelia; Mazilescu, Vasile

2011-01-01

179

The Data Management System of Tunnel Monitoring  

OpenAIRE

In this study, the author has developed a data management system of tunnel monitoring by using ACCESS database and made a new exploration in the field of tunnel monitoring data management. This study introduces the principles, the methods and the functions of this system. The system sets data input, data management, data applications and other functions all in one. It has made a good connection between the visual interface of front desk and the ACCESS database for monitoring information stora...

Hongliang Deng; Kaijiang Chen; Qihua Deng; Tingting Ni; Mingyan Zhu

2013-01-01

180

Supporting views in data stream management systems  

OpenAIRE

In relational database management systems, views supplement basic query constructs to cope with the demand for “higher-level” views of data. Moreover, in traditional query optimization, answering a query using a set of existing materialized views can yield a more efficient query execution plan. Due to their effectiveness, views are attractive to data stream management systems. In order to support views over streams, a data stream management system should employ a closed (or composable) co...

Ghanem, Thanaa; Elmagarmid, Ahmed; Larson, Per-ake; Aref, Walid G.

2010-01-01

181

WEB-BASED PENSION FUND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available Given the discouraging record of the traditional pension system and the limited coverage of the private-sector pension schemes, there is need for robust web-based pension fund management system that can handle the pension process efficiently. This work focus on the design and implementation of a web-based pension fund management application to replace the manual system, thus getting rid of the hurdles involved in the traditional pension management process.

Afolashade Kuyoro

2012-10-01

182

WEB-BASED PENSION FUND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

OpenAIRE

Given the discouraging record of the traditional pension system and the limited coverage of the private-sector pension schemes, there is need for robust web-based pension fund management system that can handle the pension process efficiently. This work focus on the design and implementation of a web-based pension fund management application to replace the manual system, thus getting rid of the hurdles involved in the traditional pension management process.

Afolashade Kuyoro; Okolie S. O.; Lawal O.A; Aina Marshal A.

2012-01-01

183

Safety Management Systems for Business Aviation  

OpenAIRE

Safety Management Systems are becoming increasingly common among business aircraft operators. As the business aviation industry continues to improve its level of safety and efficiencies, it will be important for operators of business aircraft to adapt their Safety Management System to their unique operational needs. Properly implementing and maintaining a Safety Management System will be an integral part of a business aviation department’s operations. An exploratory single case study, focus...

Gerber, Shaun M.

2012-01-01

184

Knowledge Management and Usability Model for Knowledge Management System  

OpenAIRE

Many studies and works have been done to produce a Knowledge Management System (KMS) in which employees of any organization can access the organization’s sources of information and solutions. However, there is still no standa...

Nafaizatulnaniah Hashim; Abu Bakar Md. Sultan

2009-01-01

185

A Knowledge Management System Using Bayesian Networks  

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In today's world, decision support and knowledge management processes are strategic and interdependent activities in many organizations. The companies' interest on a correct knowledge management is grown, more than interest on the mere knowledge itself. This paper proposes a Knowledge Management System based on Bayesian networks. The system has been tested collecting and using data coming from projects and processes typical of ICT companies, and provides a Document Management System and a Decision Support system to share documents and to plan how to best use firms' knowledge.

Ribino, Patrizia; Oliveri, Antonio; Re, Giuseppe Lo; Gaglio, Salvatore

186

Document Management System Mobility – Main Trend in Future Document Management  

OpenAIRE

During the last few years the circulation of electronic documents has become one of the main elements of information technology (IT) development in the public sector. Governmental institutions implement electronic document management systems, reciprocally exchange digitally signed documents, develop internal and external normative acts and distribute them electronically. However, IT development is as always rapid and document management systems, acquired or created some years ago, not always ...

Leikums, T.

2013-01-01

187

Nagios Based Enhanced IT Management System  

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Full Text Available The integrated management of multi-providers equipments is a key asset for telecommunication operators or service providers when selecting the appropriate network and service management platform fortheir network. In this paper, we present an open and adaptable platform that support fault and configuration management for next-generation networks. This platform Named Nagios based – information technology management system (NB-ITMS leverage of the well-known Nagios platform to implement new capabilities. Offering additional features applications and management functions enable easy and low cost management of advanced services and networks technologies. The performance of our platform has been compared to existing off-the-shell platforms.

Ahmed D. KORA

2012-03-01

188

5 CFR 9901.405 - Performance management system requirements.  

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...2010-01-01 false Performance management system requirements. 9901...Management § 9901.405 Performance management system requirements. (a...issuances further defining a performance management system for NSPS...

2010-01-01

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5 CFR 9701.405 - Performance management system requirements.  

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...2010-01-01 false Performance management system requirements. 9701...Management § 9701.405 Performance management system requirements. (a...subpart. (b) Each DHS performance management system must— (1)...

2010-01-01

190

Policy-based Distributed Data Management Systems  

OpenAIRE

Scientific research collaborations generate massive amounts of data that are assembled into collections, published in digital libraries, processed in data analysis pipelines, and preserved in reference collections. Policy-based data management systems minimize the amount of labor needed to manage the massive collections by automating the enforcement of management policies and the validation of assessment criteria. The goal is data management infrastructure that can be used to support all ph...

Rajasekar, Arcot; Moore, Reagan; Wan, Mike; Schroeder, Wayne

2010-01-01

191

Waste Management Information System (WMIS) User Guide  

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This document provides the user of the Waste Management Information System (WMIS) instructions on how to use the WMIS software. WMIS allows users to initiate, track, and close waste packages. The modular design supports integration and utilization of data throuh the various stages of waste management. The phases of the waste management work process include generation, designation, packaging, container management, procurement, storage, treatment, transportation, and disposal.

R. E. Broz

2008-12-22

192

Integrating Process Management with Archival Management Systems: Lessons Learned  

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Full Text Available The Integrated Digital Special Collections (INDI system is a prototype of a database-driven, Web application designed to automate and manage archival workflow for large institutions and consortia. This article discusses the how the INDI project enabled the successful implementation of a process to manage large technology projects in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. It highlights how the scope of these technology projects is set and how the major deliverables for each project are defined. The article also talks about how the INDI system followed the process and still failed to be completed. It examines why the process itself is successful and why the INDI project failed. It further underscores the importance of process management in archival management systems.

J. Gordon Daines, III

2009-03-01

193

Automated Construction Data Management System  

OpenAIRE

Project engineers and managers involved in construction spend a disproportionate amount of time collecting and processing construction data. This processing of data typically causes the construction manager to be distracted from the more important task of supervising and controlling the project. The amount of construction data will most likely continue to expand in the future creating more of a burden on the construction manager. So reducing the volume of data most likely will not occur. New ...

Mccullouch, Bob G.

1991-01-01

194

High levels of antimony in dust from e-waste recycling in southeastern China  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Environmental contamination due to uncontrolled e-waste recycling is an emerging global issue. Antimony (Sb) is a toxic element used in semiconductor components and flame retardants for circuit board within electronic equipment. When e-waste is recycled, Sb is released and contaminates the surrounding environment; however, few studies have characterized the extent of this problem. In this study, we investigated Sb and arsenic (As) distributions in indoor dust from 13 e-waste recycling villages in Guiyu, Guangdong Province, southeastern China. Results revealed significantly elevated concentrations of Sb (6.1-232 mg/kg) in dust within all villages, which were 3.9-147 times higher than those from the non e-waste sites, indicating e-waste recycling was an important source of Sb pollution. On the contrary, As concentrations (5.4-17.7 mg/kg) in e-waste dusts were similar to reference values from the control sites. Therefore, dusts emitted from e-waste recycling may be characterized by high Sb/As ratios, which may help identify the contamination due to the e-waste recycling activities. - Highlights: ? Antimony and arsenic concentrations in dust from e-waste recycling were investigated. ? E-waste recycling is an important emerging source of Sb pollution. ? Sb/As ratios may help identify the e-waste contamination.

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Document Management System Mobility – Main Trend in Future Document Management  

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Full Text Available During the last few years the circulation of electronic documents has become one of the main elements of information technology (IT development in the public sector. Governmental institutions implement electronic document management systems, reciprocally exchange digitally signed documents, develop internal and external normative acts and distribute them electronically. However, IT development is as always rapid and document management systems, acquired or created some years ago, not always provide optimal functionality nowadays. This is caused by the rapid spread of mobile technologies. Document management systems which are originally created for usage in stationary and portable computers are not always adaptable for convenient usage in tablet PCs and mobile phones. Thus it is clear that in the near future the main trend of electronic document management will be the adaptation for mobile devices. The main aim of this article is to determine what is the relationship between document management systems and mobile devices and if the main future trend of electronic document management will be adaptation for mobile devices. The results show that mobile devices, though inevitably connected to future development of DMS, can also also cause security breaches.

T. Leikums

2013-07-01

196

Mass balance evaluation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in landfill leachate and potential for transfer from e-waste  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Previous research on brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has largely focussed on their concentrations in the environment and their adverse effects on human health. This paper explores their transfer from waste streams to water and soil. A comprehensive mass balance model is developed to track polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), originating from e-waste and non-e-waste solids leaching from a landfill. Stepwise debromination is assumed to occur in three sub-systems (e-waste, aqueous leachate phase, and non-e-waste solids). Analysis of landfill samples and laboratory results from a solid-liquid contacting chamber are used to estimate model parameters to simulate an urban landfill system, for past and future scenarios. Sensitivity tests to key model parameters were conducted. Lower BDEs require more time to disappear than high-molecular weight PBDEs, since debromination takes place in a stepwise manner, according to the simplified reaction scheme. Interphase mass transfer causes the decay pattern to be similar in all three sub-systems. The aqueous phase is predicted to be the first sub-system to eliminate PBDEs if their input to the landfill were to be stopped. The non-e-waste solids would be next, followed by the e-waste sub-system. The model shows that mass transfer is not rate-limiting, but the evolution over time depends on the kinetic degradation parameters. Experimental scatter makes model testing difficult. Nevertheless, the model provides qualitative understanding of the influence of key variables. - Graphical abstract: Schematic of the various mass transfer (MT) and input/output steps for sub-systems in the landfill model. NeWS is defined as non-electronic waste solids, including sand and soil added as cover materials. Highlights: • A comprehensive mass balance model is developed to track polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). • Landfill samples and laboratory results are used to estimate the model parameters. • An urban landfill system is simulated, for past and future scenarios. • Mass transfer is not rate-limiting. Chemical reaction/degradation rates are found to be rate-limiting. • The model provides qualitative understanding of the influence of key variables

197

Mass balance evaluation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in landfill leachate and potential for transfer from e-waste  

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Previous research on brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has largely focussed on their concentrations in the environment and their adverse effects on human health. This paper explores their transfer from waste streams to water and soil. A comprehensive mass balance model is developed to track polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), originating from e-waste and non-e-waste solids leaching from a landfill. Stepwise debromination is assumed to occur in three sub-systems (e-waste, aqueous leachate phase, and non-e-waste solids). Analysis of landfill samples and laboratory results from a solid-liquid contacting chamber are used to estimate model parameters to simulate an urban landfill system, for past and future scenarios. Sensitivity tests to key model parameters were conducted. Lower BDEs require more time to disappear than high-molecular weight PBDEs, since debromination takes place in a stepwise manner, according to the simplified reaction scheme. Interphase mass transfer causes the decay pattern to be similar in all three sub-systems. The aqueous phase is predicted to be the first sub-system to eliminate PBDEs if their input to the landfill were to be stopped. The non-e-waste solids would be next, followed by the e-waste sub-system. The model shows that mass transfer is not rate-limiting, but the evolution over time depends on the kinetic degradation parameters. Experimental scatter makes model testing difficult. Nevertheless, the model provides qualitative understanding of the influence of key variables. - Graphical abstract: Schematic of the various mass transfer (MT) and input/output steps for sub-systems in the landfill model. NeWS is defined as non-electronic waste solids, including sand and soil added as cover materials. Highlights: • A comprehensive mass balance model is developed to track polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). • Landfill samples and laboratory results are used to estimate the model parameters. • An urban landfill system is simulated, for past and future scenarios. • Mass transfer is not rate-limiting. Chemical reaction/degradation rates are found to be rate-limiting. • The model provides qualitative understanding of the influence of key variables.

Danon-Schaffer, Monica N. [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z3 (Canada); Tetra Tech, 800-555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Canada V6B 1M1 (Canada); Mahecha-Botero, Andrés, E-mail: andresm@chbe.ubc.ca [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z3 (Canada); Grace, John R. [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z3 (Canada); Ikonomou, Michael [Institute of Ocean Sciences, P.O. Box 6000, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, B.C., Canada V8L 4B2 (Canada)

2013-09-01

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Integrated management systems in the nuclear field  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In the last years several internationally accepted standards such as the ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 series and other function-specific management systems standards have been developed. At the same time, it has become imperative for organisations to continuously improve their overall quality, environmental and safety performance. Therefore, the need to create integrated management systems is of growing importance to enable an easier handling of the different management systems. This paper has two main objectives. The first one is to address the key issues in the underlying theory of integrated management systems including benefits and limits, the second one is to illustrate the importance of an integrated (in particular safety) management system and the experience feedback providing examples from different areas and different organisations in the nuclear field. (orig.)

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Information Systems Coordinate Emergency Management  

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The rescue crews have been searching for the woman for nearly a week. Hurricane Katrina devastated Hancock County, the southernmost point in Mississippi, and the woman had stayed through the storm in her beach house. There is little hope of finding her alive; the search teams know she is gone because the house is gone. Late at night in the art classroom of the school that is serving as the county s emergency operations center, Craig Harvey is discussing the search with the center s commander. Harvey is the Chief Operating Officer of a unique company called NVision Solutions Inc., based at NASA s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, only a couple of miles away. He and his entire staff have set up a volunteer operation in the art room, supporting the emergency management efforts using technology and capabilities the company developed through its NASA partnerships. As he talks to the commander, Harvey feels an idea taking shape that might lead them to the woman s location. Working with surface elevation data and hydrological principles, Harvey creates a map showing how the floodwaters from the storm would have flowed along the topography of the region around the woman s former home. Using the map, search crews find the woman s body in 15 minutes. Recovering individuals who have been lost is a sad reality of emergency management in the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But the sooner answers can be provided, the sooner a community s overall recovery can take place. When damage is extensive, resources are scattered, and people are in dire need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, the speed and efficiency of emergency operations can be the key to limiting the impact of a disaster and speeding the process of recovery. And a key to quick and effective emergency planning and response is geographic information. With a host of Earth-observing satellites orbiting the globe at all times, NASA generates an unmatched wealth of data about our ever-changing planet. This information can be captured, analyzed, and visualized by geographic information systems (GIS) to produce maps, charts, and other tools that can reveal information essential to a wide variety of applications including emergency management. Knowing precise, real-time information about the size, location, environmental conditions, and resulting damage of an event like a flood or wildfire as well as the location and numbers of emergency responders and other resources contributes directly to the effectiveness of disaster mitigation. The need for such information is also evident when responding to homeland security threats, such as a terrorist attack. Recognizing the value of its geospatial information resources for this and other purposes, in 1998 Stennis and the state of Mississippi partnered to form what became the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) industry cluster, supporting the growth of remote sensing and GIS-based research and business. As part of EIGS, several companies partnered with NASA through dual use and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. Among those was NVision.

2012-01-01

200

Environmental management systems and organizational change  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

The establishment of an environmental management system and its continuous improvements is a process towards a reduction of the companies' and the products' environmental impact. The organizations' ability to change is crucial in order to establish a dynamic environmental management system and to achieve continuous environmental improvements. The study of changes gives an insight into how organizations function, as well as their forces and barriers. This article focuses on the organizational changes that two companies have undergone from 1992 up until today in connection with their quality and environmental management systems. The structure of the organizations has changed, the relationships with external partners have strengthened and the implementation of quality and environmental management systems has trimmed the organizations to manage and develop these areas. The organization analysis is based on some of Gareth Morgan's metaphors for organizations as well as the two case studies.

JØrgensen, Tine Herreborg

2000-01-01

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Environmental Restoration Project - Systems Engineering Management Plan  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This Environmental Restoration (ER) Project Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) describes relevant Environmental Restoration Contractor (ERC) management processes and shows how they implement systems engineering. The objective of this SEMP is to explain and demonstrate how systems engineering is being approached and implemented in the ER Project. The application of systems engineering appropriate to the general nature and scope of the project is summarized in Section 2.0. The basic ER Project management approach is described in Section 3.0. The interrelation and integration of project practices and systems engineering are outlined in Section 4.0. Integration with sitewide systems engineering under the Project Hanford Management Contract is described in Section 5.0

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The LHCb Data Management System  

CERN Document Server

We shall describe all the tools that are available for Data Management, from handling of large datasets to basic tools for users as well as for monitoring the dynamic behaviour of LHCb Storage capacity.

CERN. Geneva

2012-01-01

203

Web Portal: Housing Society Management System  

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Full Text Available Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Housing Society Management System exactly follows this phrase and aims at making the current situation in the society simple and efficient. Society Management System reduces the conflicts that arise within the society by providing facilities such as online voting system, online hall allocation, etc. It automates certain attributes that occur within the society and makes it easy for the members of the society an easy access to the society happenings and on goings.

Kushal Patadia

2014-02-01

204

Integrated safety management system verification: Volume 2  

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Department of Energy (DOE) Policy (P) 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, commits to institutionalization of an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) throughout the DOE complex. The DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR, 48 CFR 970) requires contractors to manage and perform work in accordance with a documented Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). Guidance and expectations have been provided to PNNL by incorporation into the operating contract (Contract DE-ACM-76FL0 1830) and by letter. The contract requires that the contractor submit a description of their ISMS for approval by DOE. PNNL submitted their proposed Safety Management System Description for approval on November 25,1997. RL tentatively approved acceptance of the description pursuant to a favorable recommendation from this review. The Integrated Safety Management System Verification is a review of the adequacy of the ISMS description in fulfilling the requirements of the DEAR and the DOE Policy. The purpose of this review is to provide the Richland Operations Office Manager with a recommendation for approval of the ISMS description of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory based upon compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 970.5204(-2 and -78); and to verify the extent and maturity of ISMS implementation within the Laboratory. Further the review will provide a model for other DOE laboratories managed by the Office of Assistant Secretary for Energy Research.

Christensen, R.F.

1998-08-10

205

OCRWM Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Systems Engineering Management Plan (OCRWM SEMP) specifies the technical management approach for the development of the waste management system, and specifies the approach for the development of each of the system elements -- the waste acceptance system, the transportation system, the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility, and the mined geologic disposal system, which includes site characterization activity. The SEMP also delineates how systems engineering will be used by OCRWM to describe the system development process; it identifies responsibilities for its implementation, and specifies the minimum requirements for systems engineering. It also identifies the close interrelationship of system engineering and licensing processes. This SEMP, which is a combined OCRWM and M ampersand O SEMP, is part of the top-level program documentation and is prepared in accordance with the direction provided in the Program Management System Manual (PMSM). The relationship of this document to other top level documents in the CRWMS document hierarchy is defined in the PMSM. A systems engineering management plan for each project, which specifies the actions to be taken in implementing systems engineering at the project level, shall be prepared by the respective project managers. [''Program'' refers to the CRWMS-wide activity and ''project'' refers to that level responsible for accomplishing the specific activities of that segment of the program.] The requirements for the project level SEMPs are addressed in Section 4.2.2.2. They represent the minimum set of requirements, and do not preclude the broadening of systems engineering activities to meet the specific needs of each project

206

Critical Success Factors for Risk Management Systems  

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Despite the existence of extensive literature regarding risk management, there still seems to be lack of knowledge in identification of Critical Success Factors (CSFs) in this area. In this research Grounded Theory is implemented to identify CSFs in Risk Management Systems (RMS). Factor analysis and one-sample t-test are then used to refine and rank the CSFs based on the results of a survey which has been performed among Risk Management practitioners in various types of Swedish corporations. ...

Yaraghi, Niam

2009-01-01

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1995 Baseline solid waste management system description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This provides a detailed solid waste system description that documents the treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) strategy for managing Hanford's solid low-level waste, low-level mixed waste, transuranic and transuranic mixed waste, and greater-than-Class III waste. This system description is intended for use by managers of the solid waste program, facility and system planners, as well as system modelers. The system description identifies the TSD facilities that constitute the solid waste system and defines these facilities' interfaces, schedules, and capacities. It also provides the strategy for treating each of the waste streams generated or received by the Hanford Site from generation or receipt through final destination

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THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  

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Full Text Available With the collapsing of Soviet Union, the most important problem in the independent countries, which have entered into the process of democratization, is the reconstruction of states. Having a centralist and totalitarian system in the management of state, `separate of ruling forces` principle has been occurred as a management system.As a federal country in the structure of former Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has entered into the process of creating a new state after gaining independence. In this article, after the independence of Azerbaijan Republic, its management system and duties have been studied.

Recep REH?ML?

2009-10-01

209

Development of a change management system  

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The complexity and interdependence of software on a computer system can create a situation where a solution to one problem causes failures in dependent software. In the computer industry, software problems arise and are often solved with 'quick and dirty' solutions. But in implementing these solutions, documentation about the solution or user notification of changes is often overlooked, and new problems are frequently introduced because of insufficient review or testing. These problems increase when numerous heterogeneous systems are involved. Because of this situation, a change management system plays an integral part in the maintenance of any multisystem computing environment. At the NASA Ames Advanced Computational Facility (ACF), the Online Change Management System (OCMS) was designed and developed to manage the changes being applied to its multivendor computing environment. This paper documents the research, design, and modifications that went into the development of this change management system (CMS).

Parks, Cathy Bonifas

1993-01-01

210

Operator Support System for Multistage Accident Management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

An accident, in general, starts from an abnormal plant event, may develop to a severe accident, and to the release of radioactive materials. Since each stage has different characteristics, it is necessary to consider the corresponding multiple stage accident management system: (1) before a severe accident, (2) after the initiation of a severe accident, and (3) the release of radioactive materials. This paper describes the current status and plan of KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) to develop an integrated computer aided accident management system for nuclear power plants, covering the above three stages (KAMP: KAERI Accident Management Program). KAERI has developed KOSSN (KAERI Operation Supporting System for NPP) to assist emergency operation (Stage 1) and KACAP (KAERI Accident Consequence Analysis Program) to analyze consequences (Stage 3). The plan includes the modification of those systems, the development of SPDS (Safety Parameter Display System) and a fast running prediction module to assist sever accident management (Stage 2), and the integration of the subsystems. (authors)

211

Sustainable Resilience of Company Management System  

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Full Text Available Resilience management performance comprise the resilience management processes: building awareness of resilience issue, selection of essential organizational components, selection of organizational operation, identification and prioritization of keystone vulnerability. Management knowledge comprise following elements: Commercial knowledge management, Quality knowledge management, Health and safety knowledge management and Environment knowledge management. The assessment of the overall resilience profile for each organization represents the set of rules to be followed in the assessment procedure. Resilience profiles have been developed to give organizations a visual description of their resilience and indicate areas of strength and weakness.The Resilience Index is the stability parameter of any system and can be used as the measuring parameter for the assessment of the potential hazard events. In particular, it is of interest to mention that the Resilience Index is the parameter of the system which can be used as the diagnostic tool in the assessment of the potential hazard event of the system. As regards management hazard events can lead to mal function of the company and its destruction.The catastrophic event prediction is imminent to every complex system and requires the permanent measurement of the indicators fluctuation and evaluation of the resilience index in the time scale. If there are simultaneous changes of the indicators there is a need to have validation of their agglomeration in order to verify those situations which are the potential catastrophic events.

Naim H. AFGAN

2011-12-01

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Agents-Based Knowledge Management System Model  

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The article considers the methods and means of knowledge management in industrial activities to create knowledge management systems (KMS). The author gives approaches to the construction of KMS architecture on the basis of model representation, obtaining, exchange, processing, monitoring the state of KMS knowledge as agents’ activities (staff and intelligent software agents).

Us, G. A.

2011-01-01

213

Integrated safety management system verification: Volume 1  

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Department of Energy (DOE) Policy (P) 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, commits to institutionalizing an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) throughout the DOE complex. The DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR 48 CFR 970) requires contractors to manage and perform work in accordance with a documented Integrated Safety Management System. The Manager, Richland Operations Office (RL), initiated a combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 Integrated Safety Management Verification review to confirm that PNNL had successfully submitted a description of their ISMS and had implemented ISMS within the laboratory facilities and processes. A combined review was directed by the Manager, RL, based upon the progress PNNL had made in the implementation of ISM. This report documents the results of the review conducted to verify: (1) that the PNNL integrated safety management system description and enabling documents and processes conform to the guidance provided by the Manager, RL; (2) that corporate policy is implemented by line managers; (3) that PNNL has provided tailored direction to the facility management; and (4) the Manager, RL, has documented processes that integrate their safety activities and oversight with those of PNNL. The general conduct of the review was consistent with the direction provided by the Under Secretary`s Draft Safety Management System Review and Approval Protocol. The purpose of this review was to provide the Manager, RL, with a recommendation to the adequacy of the ISMS description of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory based upon compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 970.5204(-2 and -78); and, to provide an evaluation of the extent and maturity of ISMS implementation within the Laboratory. Further, this review was intended to provide a model for other DOE Laboratories. In an effort to reduce the time and travel costs associated with ISM verification the team agreed to conduct preliminary training and orientation electronically and by phone. These activities are normally conducted during a pre-visit trip to the site. The Team recommends approval of the Integrated Safety Management System Description subject to the resolution of the Areas of Concerns noted here.

Christensen, R.F.

1998-08-12

214

Searching your site's management information systems  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Department of Energy's guidelines for the Baseline Environmental Management Report (BEMR) encourage the use of existing data when compiling information. Specific systems mentioned include the Progress Tracking System, the Mixed-Waste Inventory Report, the Waste Management Information System, DOE 4700.1-related systems, Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) data, and existing Work Breakdown Structures. In addition to these DOE-Headquarters tracking and reporting systems, there are a number of site systems that will be relied upon to produce the BEMR, including: (1) site management control and cost tracking systems; (2) commitment/issues tracking systems; (3) program-specific internal tracking systems; (4) Site material/equipment inventory systems. New requirements have often prompted the creation of new, customized tracking systems. This is a very time and money consuming process. As the BEMR Management Plan emphasizes, an effort should be made to use the information in existing tracking systems. Because of the wealth of information currently available from in-place systems, development of a new tracking system should be a last resort

215

Quality management system; Systeme de management de qualite  

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This paper gathers three articles presenting the quality management policies implemented by Electricite de France-Gaz de France (EdF-GdF) Services, by the direction of transports of Gaz de France (GdF), and by Gaz de Bordeaux company. These policies aim at obtaining the ISO 9001 certification for a continuous improvement of the economical, environmental and social performances of these companies. (J.S.)

Gouverneur, C.; Gabriel, D.; Marchal, Th. [EDF GDF, 75 - Paris (France); Maillard, C. [Gaz de France (GdF), 75 - Paris (France); Moreau, J.C. [Gaz de Bordeaux (France)

2003-08-01

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Implementation of cutting tool management system  

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Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is to show the benefits of implementation of management of cutting tools in the company which specializes in metal cutting process, after which the production conditions alows new possibilities for improvement of the tool management.Design/methodology/approach: applied in this paper was identification current state and exploatation conditions of cutting tools on lathes and milling machines and organization of the departments and other services, which are directly involved in the cutting tools management system.Findings: of the controlled testings and analyses in every phase of tool management in departments and other services which are directly involved in the tool management system will help to reduce stock and costs. It is possible to identify which operator makes errors and is responsible for inappropriate use of cutting tool. Some disadvantages have been identified and a few suggestions for the improvement in the tool management system have been given. A result of research is easy to apply in company with developed informatic infrastructure and is mostly interesting for CNC workshops. Small companies and specialized low volume productions have to made additional effort to integrate in clusters.Practical implications: are reduction of cutting tool on stock, reduction of employee, quick access to the necessary cutting tools and data, simplicity in tool order and supply. The most important is possibility to monitor and to identify which cutting tools and employees are weakest parts of chain in tool management system. Management activity should be foreseeable in all its segments, which includes both the appropriate choice and use of cutting tools, and monitoring of unwanted phenomena during the cutting process and usage of these data for further purchase of tools.Originality/value: in the paper is turnover methodology applied for determination of management efficacy and formation of employees from different departments in virtual tool management system.

G. Svinjarevi?

2007-07-01

217

Waste Management System Requirements Document  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This DCP establishes an interim plan for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) technical baseline until the results of the OCRWM Document Hierarchy Task Force can be implemented. This plan is needed to maintain continuity in the Program for ongoing work in the areas of Waste Acceptance, Transportation, Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) and Yucca Mountain Site Characterization

218

Identity Management in University System  

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Full Text Available The Identity Management became to be a real and important problem for distributed environments. First off all the access to distributed resources, the distributed communication, virtual workspaces, virtual repositories influence in developing this field of security. How this all started? How this can be implemented? How this can be maintained in a distributed environment?

Emanuil REDNIC

2008-01-01

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14 CFR 152.303 - Financial management system.  

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...2010-01-01 false Financial management system... AIRPORTS AIRPORT AID PROGRAM Accounting and Reporting...Requirements § 152.303 Financial management system...establish and maintain a financial management system...

2010-01-01

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46 CFR 16.500 - Management Information System requirements.  

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... 2010-10-01 false Management Information System requirements. 16.500 Section 16...SEAMEN CHEMICAL TESTING Management Information System § 16.500 Management Information System requirements. (a) Data...

2010-10-01

221

Los Alamos Plutonium Facility Waste Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper describes the new computer-based transuranic (TRU) Waste Management System (WMS) being implemented at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Waste Management System is a distributed computer processing system stored in a Sybase database and accessed by a graphical user interface (GUI) written in Omnis7. It resides on the local area network at the Plutonium Facility and is accessible by authorized TRU waste originators, count room personnel, radiation protection technicians (RPTs), quality assurance personnel, and waste management personnel for data input and verification. Future goals include bringing outside groups like the LANL Waste Management Facility on-line to participate in this streamlined system. The WMS is changing the TRU paper trail into a computer trail, saving time and eliminating errors and inconsistencies in the process

222

Multi-domain communication management systems  

CERN Document Server

Based on over three years of work compiled by the MISA project staff, this text covers specification, architecture, implementation, troubleshooting and results of multi-domain communications management systems.

Galis, Alex

2000-01-01

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The configuration management program for the Emergency Management Support System  

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Emergency response software is used increasingly by the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Emergency Management Project (EMP) personnel at Hanford Site. This software must be reliable, of high quality, and capable of performing critical functions to support assessment of actual or potential consequences of any hazardous accidents onsite or events having potential offsite impacts. To better control the software and ensure its suitability for use as a tool to protect employees, the public, and environment, a method for specifying and certifying its capabilities and documenting its development and implementation was needed. A team of EMP staff, composed of personnel from Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and Boeing Computer Services- Richland (BCSR) under the direction of PNL EMP, responded to this need by developing a software configuration management program (CMP). This report documents the development of the CMP, including the strategies upon which the CMP is based, and describes the program as it has been implemented for EMS System software. The program relies on the integration of its three primary elements: the configuration management staff, tools, and process. Configuration management staff run the program, using specially designed configuration management forms to guide, document, and track the life cycle of the software. The configuration management process itself is reflected in the instructive forms and summarized in flowcharts representing each phase of the process -- from requirements specification through implementation and maintenance. 7 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Probasco, K M [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Stephan, E G [Boeing Computer Services Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1991-08-01

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A review on human health consequences of metals exposure to e-waste in China.  

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As the world's the largest dumping ground for e-waste, much of the population in China is exposed to heavy metals due to informal e-waste recycling processes. We reviewed recent studies on body burdens and human health effects of heavy metals from the major e-waste recycling sites in China. The results showed that the residents in the e-waste recycling sites are facing a potential higher daily intake of heavy metals. Moreover, heavy metals had entered subjects' bodies (the collected 5 tissue samples). Additionally, individual exposure to heavy metals in e-waste has also caused negative health outcomes, especially in neonates and children. We also recorded plausible outcomes associated with exposure to e-wast (to heavy metals). A precautionary approach toward exposure, especially in neonates and children, therefore seems warranted. PMID:25468213

Song, Qingbin; Li, Jinhui

2014-11-23

225

Implementation of the Environmental Management System in Radioactive Waste Management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Agency for Radwaste Management (ARAO) is a public institution assigned to provide effective, safe and responsible management of all kinds of radioactive waste in Slovenia from the moment they arise to their final disposal. Therefore it holds an important role in environmental protection. Its main assignment is to provide conditions for permanent disposal of radioactive waste. It is also authorised to perform public service of radioactive waste management from small producers that includes: collection of the waste from small producers at the producers' premises, transportation to the storage facility, treatment, conditioning storage of RW from small producers; acceptance of radioactive waste in case of emergency situation (e.g. transport accidents); acceptance of radioactive waste in case of unknown producer; operation and management of Central Interim Storage of Radioactive Waste. The quality of ARAO performance in carrying out its mission is assured by implementing the environmental management system according to the standard ISO 14001:2004. Its effectiveness was confirmed by certification in October 2007. The ISO 14001:2004 certificate represents a permanent commitment of ARAO to implement and improve the environmental management system and to include environmental aspects in all its activities, especially in performing the public service. We developed own evaluation criteria for determination of relevant environmental impacts and aspects. ARAO has defined its environmental policy and objectives, it evaluates its environmental impacts yearly, and defines its environmental programmes that not only fulfil legal requirements but tend even to reduce the impacts below legally set levels. A very important environmental programme in the last few years was the reconstruction of the storage facility. Public information and communication programmes are considered to be important also from the environmental management point of view, because public shows great interest in all issues dealing with radioactive waste.(author)

226

Tank waste remediation system risk management list  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Tank Waste Remedation System (TWRS) Risk Management List and it's subset of critical risks, the Critical Risk Management List, provide a tool to senior RL and WHC management (Level-1 and -2) to manage programmatic risks that may significantly impact the TWRS program. The programmatic risks include cost, schedule, and performance risks. Performance risk includes technical risk, supportability risk (such as maintainability and availability), and external risk (i.e., beyond program control, for example, changes in regulations). The risk information includes a description, its impacts, as evaluation of the likelihood, consequences and risk value, possible mitigating actions, and responsible RL and WHC managers. The issues that typically form the basis for the risks are presented in a separate table and the affected functions are provided on the management lists

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COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL  

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Full Text Available In recent decades international management itself as a separate component of the general science of leadership, is an intercultural management. In this context of globalization, computerization, any business that wants have a modern management should have a structured information system based on communication, overall objective consisting in providing accurate data in real time all parties, increasing the level of communication. Given these considerations, we conducted this work trying to highlight the role of communication in achieving a modern, emphasizing international management features.The paper is divided into 6 parts, prefaced by an introduction of the paper we presented and completed within a set of conclusions on the effectiveness of communication. During the other paragraphs, we present the theoretical concepts of international management, communication, after which I stressed the role of information communication, managerial communication and will then focus on the process, taking stock of its specific stages in international management.

Mircea Alexandru R?du?eanu

2012-01-01

228

Environmental management systems: An industry viewpoint  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Imperial Oil is upgrading systems used to ensure protection of health and safety and to facilitate the internalization and integration of environmental considerations into its business. Work in progress related to this upgrading is reported. The upgrading was undertaken partly in response to increased expectations from stakeholders and from the notion that improvement of the environmental, health, and safety (EH ampersand S) aspects of business can have the effect of improving reliability, lowering expenses, and minimizing liabilities. The responsibility for establishing environmental policy and direction as well as the environmental management framework rests with Imperial Oil's management committee and the EH ampersand S committee of the board of directors. Responsibility and accountability for implementation and sustainment of environmental processes and systems resides with line management. One of the management systems, the Operations Integrity Management Framework, is described. Elements of this framework include management leadership, accountability, and commitment; risk assessment and management; management of change; personnel and training; incident investigation and analysis; and facilities design and construction. 2 figs

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Organizing Innovation: Do Management Control Systems Contribute to Knowledge Management?  

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Full Text Available In markets with increasing complexity and intensity of competition, innovation is becoming one of the most relevant means to continuously outperform competitors. The sequence runs from diversifying and adapting to re-positioning and even re-inventing the organization. One important stream of research has emerged that focuses on how enterprises manage the processes of acquiring and sharing new knowledge to sustain the competition challenge. Likewise, literature recognizes that Management Control Systems (MCS play an important role in supporting the “problem finding” and “problem solving” processes. This establishes a close link between MCS and knowledge production. From these lines of research, the aims of our exploratory paper are to: i. determine which clusters of enterprises correspond to a theoretical framework that describes where and how companies acquire, produce and select knowledge for sustaining innovation strategies, and provide a statistical evidence. The theoretical framework encompasses the origin of knowledge (where and the knowledge creation process (how; ii. identify such theoretical and statistically proven clusters that correspond to a description of how companies use their MCS to produce knowledge and sustain innovation strategies; iii. detect and prove, within these clusters, the existence of a link between MCS and knowledge management processes in terms of coherence between how companies manage the knowledge process and how they use MCS. In order to get a wider perspective, the paper analyzes the knowledge management process during innovation. The research is based on a survey conducted on a sample of 40 enterprises working in the North East of Italy that carry out pertinent innovation processes. A structured questionnaire was delivered to the CEO of each company, to the Financial Manager and to the Innovation Manager (a total amount of 120 questionnaires. The managerial implications of this paper will be: i. to assist managers in developing strategic, tactical and operative activities related to innovation, and to facilitate the respective knowledge processes; ii. to offer guidelines for projecting more useful MCS in order to facilitate innovation processes.

Roland Bardy

2013-05-01

230

Graphics by a logic database management system  

OpenAIRE

We describe a data model, and the corresponding data definition language, which have been designed and developed for the management of graphical objects in a logic data base environment. The principle feature of the model is a set of new concepts that try to eliminate the defects of the most commonly used graphical system models. The model has been integrated in an existing Logic Data Base Management System, EDBLOG, to obtain GRAPHEDBLOG, an LDBMS in which graphical and non graphical informat...

Asirelli, P.; Di Grande, D.; Inverardi, P.; Nicodemi, Franca

1989-01-01

231

Event Detection in Crisis Management Systems  

OpenAIRE

The EVENT project concerns drinking water surveillance and includes sensors and algorithms that detect anomalies in the drinking water properties, communication of the evaluated sensor data to a crises management system and presentation of information that is relevant for the end users of the crises management system. We have chosen to focus on a sensor technique based on an "electronic tongue", since this robust type of non-selective sensor, can detect a plurality of anomalies without the ne...

Eriksson, Mats; Winquist, Fredrik; Bjorklund, Robert; Lindgren, David; Sundgren, Hans; Lundstro?m, Ingemar

2009-01-01

232

Saga : container booking and management system  

OpenAIRE

This document is the dissertation for the final year project module LOK0283. The project supervisor is Dr. Nik Whitehead. The project name is Saga - Container booking and management system, the web site of the project is http://saga.liangcity.com. This document contains information of the requirement analysis, design, implementation, testing of the container booking and management system. The project finished and web site release successfully.

Liang Sun

2007-01-01

233

THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  

OpenAIRE

With the collapsing of Soviet Union, the most important problem in the independent countries, which have entered into the process of democratization, is the reconstruction of states. Having a centralist and totalitarian system in the management of state, `separate of ruling forces` principle has been occurred as a management system.As a federal country in the structure of former Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has entered into the process of creating a new state after gaining independence. In this...

Rehi?mli?, Recep

2009-01-01

234

SGDES: Management system dismantling of ENRESA  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

ENRESA, the Spanish public company responsible for managing radioactive waste and nuclear facilities decommissioning, has developed a management information system (SGDES) for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants. Dismantling activities require a rigorous operations control within highly specialized, process systematization and safety framework, both under human and technological point of view. SGDES system is capable of responding to the mentioned operational needs, efficiently and safely.

235

Digital Rights Management, Utvärdering av existerande system  

OpenAIRE

The aim of this report is to examine if existing Digital Rights Management systems are useful and satisfying to the consumer, copyright owner and distributor. If not, is it possible to design a useful and satisfying Digital Rights Management system? During the past few years, copyright owners of music, movies and other media have seen how piracy has increased with the introduction of affordable broadband technology. Record and movie corporations have pushed for a solution to piracy and one o...

Burstro?m, Anders; Callander, Jonas

2004-01-01

236

Project risk management in complex petrochemical system  

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Full Text Available Investigation of risk in complex industrial systems, as well as evaluation of main factors influencing decision making and implementation process using large petrochemical company as an example, has proved the importance of successful project risk management. This is even more emphasized when analyzing systems with complex structure, i.e. with several organizational units. It has been shown that successful risk management requires modern methods, based on adequate application of statistical analysis methods.

Kirin Snežana

2012-01-01

237

Development of a relational database management system  

OpenAIRE

The studies of Relational Data Base Management Systems and Databases constitute nowadays a main tren of investigation in large businesses and universities of the entire world. The creation of a data base engine keeps being a challenge since there are aspects in which have not been achieved a final solution. Por example, the requeriments of storage of images, video, sound. etc. The purpuse of this project is to implement a Relational Database Manager System (RDBMS) and an Interpreter of Data Q...

Ruiz, Anabel Natalia; Maldonado, Calixto; Marti?nez Spessot, Cesar Ignacio

2003-01-01

238

Project risk management in complex petrochemical system  

OpenAIRE

Investigation of risk in complex industrial systems, as well as evaluation of main factors influencing decision making and implementation process using large petrochemical company as an example, has proved the importance of successful project risk management. This is even more emphasized when analyzing systems with complex structure, i.e. with several organizational units. It has been shown that successful risk management requires modern methods, based on adequate application of statist...

Kirin Snežana; Sedmak Aleksandar; Neši? Lela; ?osi? Ilija

2012-01-01

239

Environmental Management Software System by Intelex  

SCPinfonet

...environmental,management,software,environment,system,data,systems,configuration,compliance,ems,journal,iso,policy,waste,research,audit,community,project,strategy, land,sustainable,development,construction,...System is the most complete and cost-effective, web-based environmental tracking and reporting software on the market. ...

240

WWER design basis documentation management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In the framework of the IAEA Regional Project, WWER Design Basis Documentation Management System, the Guideline for Design Basis Document Collation and Maintenance was developed. Pilot development and review of these documents for the technology system 'low pressure emergency core cooling system' of WWER-1000 and WWER-440 plants was accomplished. The paper summarizes the experience gained. (author)

241

Management Intelligent Systems : First International Symposium  

CERN Document Server

The 2012 International Symposium on Management Intelligent Systems is believed to be the first international forum to present and discuss original, rigorous and significant contributions on Artificial Intelligence-based (AI) solutions—with a strong, practical logic and, preferably, with empirical applications—developed to aid the management of organizations in multiple areas, activities, processes and problem-solving; i.e., what we propose to be named as Management Intelligent Systems (MiS). The three-day event aimed to bring together researchers interested in this promising interdisciplinary field who came from areas as varied as management, marketing, and business in general, computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, etc. This volume presents the proceedings of these activities in a collection of contributions with many original approaches. They address diverse Management and Business areas of application such as decision support, segmentation of markets, CRM, product design, service person...

Martínez-López, Francisco; Rodríguez, Juan

2012-01-01

242

E-waste: an assessment of global production and environmental impacts.  

Science.gov (United States)

E-waste comprises discarded electronic appliances, of which computers and mobile telephones are disproportionately abundant because of their short lifespan. The current global production of E-waste is estimated to be 20-25 million tonnes per year, with most E-waste being produced in Europe, the United States and Australasia. China, Eastern Europe and Latin America will become major E-waste producers in the next ten years. Miniaturisation and the development of more efficient cloud computing networks, where computing services are delivered over the internet from remote locations, may offset the increase in E-waste production from global economic growth and the development of pervasive new technologies. E-waste contains valuable metals (Cu, platinum group) as well as potential environmental contaminants, especially Pb, Sb, Hg, Cd, Ni, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Burning E-waste may generate dioxins, furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), and hydrogen chloride. The chemical composition of E-waste changes with the development of new technologies and pressure from environmental organisations on electronics companies to find alternatives to environmentally damaging materials. Most E-waste is disposed in landfills. Effective reprocessing technology, which recovers the valuable materials with minimal environmental impact, is expensive. Consequently, although illegal under the Basel Convention, rich countries export an unknown quantity of E-waste to poor countries, where recycling techniques include burning and dissolution in strong acids with few measures to protect human health and the environment. Such reprocessing initially results in extreme localised contamination followed by migration of the contaminants into receiving waters and food chains. E-waste workers suffer negative health effects through skin contact and inhalation, while the wider community are exposed to the contaminants through smoke, dust, drinking water and food. There is evidence that E-waste associated contaminants may be present in some agricultural or manufactured products for export. PMID:19846207

Robinson, Brett H

2009-12-20

243

E-waste: An assessment of global production and environmental impacts  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

E-waste comprises discarded electronic appliances, of which computers and mobile telephones are disproportionately abundant because of their short lifespan. The current global production of E-waste is estimated to be 20-25 million tonnes per year, with most E-waste being produced in Europe, the United States and Australasia. China, Eastern Europe and Latin America will become major E-waste producers in the next ten years. Miniaturisation and the development of more efficient cloud computing networks, where computing services are delivered over the internet from remote locations, may offset the increase in E-waste production from global economic growth and the development of pervasive new technologies. E-waste contains valuable metals (Cu, platinum group) as well as potential environmental contaminants, especially Pb, Sb, Hg, Cd, Ni, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Burning E-waste may generate dioxins, furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), and hydrogen chloride. The chemical composition of E-waste changes with the development of new technologies and pressure from environmental organisations on electronics companies to find alternatives to environmentally damaging materials. Most E-waste is disposed in landfills. Effective reprocessing technology, which recovers the valuable materials with minimal environmental impact, is expensive. Consequently, although illegal undensive. Consequently, although illegal under the Basel Convention, rich countries export an unknown quantity of E-waste to poor countries, where recycling techniques include burning and dissolution in strong acids with few measures to protect human health and the environment. Such reprocessing initially results in extreme localised contamination followed by migration of the contaminants into receiving waters and food chains. E-waste workers suffer negative health effects through skin contact and inhalation, while the wider community are exposed to the contaminants through smoke, dust, drinking water and food. There is evidence that E-waste associated contaminants may be present in some agricultural or manufactured products for export.

244

Dumping ground or country-in-transition? Discourses of e-waste in South Africa  

OpenAIRE

Electronic waste (e-waste) has become a point of interest for social and technical scientists, activists, and policy makers. In South Africa researchers, consultants, and industry have worked together to develop plans for modernizing the e-waste industry while, at the same time, a group of activists connected to the global environmental justice movement is concerned with the illegal import of e-waste into South Africa. In this paper I show how the discourses of ecological modernization and en...

Lawhon, Mary

2013-01-01

245

Trust Management System for Opportunistic Cloud Services  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

We have over the past three years been working on the feasibility of Opportunistic Cloud Services (OCS) for enterprises. OCS is about enterprises strategically contributing and utilizing spare IT resources as cloud services. One of the major challenges that such a platform faces is data security and trust management issues. This paper presents a trust management system for OCS platforms. It models the concept of trust and applies it to OCS platforms. The trust model and the trust management system are verified through the simulation of the computation of the trust values with Infrastructure as a Service, and Software as a Service, usage scenarios.

Kuada, Eric

2013-01-01

246

[A medical consumable material management information system].  

Science.gov (United States)

Medical consumables material is essential supplies to carry out medical work, which has a wide range of varieties and a large amount of usage. How to manage it feasibly and efficiently that has been a topic of concern to everyone. This article discussed about how to design a medical consumable material management information system that has a set of standardized processes, bring together medical supplies administrator, suppliers and clinical departments. Advanced management mode, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applied to the whole system design process. PMID:25241525

Tang, Guoping; Hu, Liang

2014-05-01

247

Department of Energy Project Management System  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This manual provides guidance to all appropriate personnel for implementation of DOE Project Management Policy. It sets forth the principles and requirements that govern the development, approval, and execution of DOE's outlay programs as embodied within the Project Management System (PMS). Its primary goal is to assure application of sound management principles providing a disciplined, systematic, and coordinated approach resulting in efficient planning, organization, coordination, budgeting, management, review, and control of DOE projects. The provisions of this manual are mandatory for the Department's Major Systems Acquisitions (MSA's) and Major Projects and will be used for other projects to the extent practicable. Department's project-management task is over 250 projects, with a total estimated cost in excess of $24 billion at completion. This diverse array of project activities requires a broad spectrum of scientific, engineering, and management skills to assure that they meet planned technical and other objectives and are accomplished on schedule, within cost and scope, and that they serve the purposes intended. In recognition of these requirements and the Department's ever-increasing magnitude of responsibilities, an interim Project Management System was established and has been in use for over a year. This manual constitutes an update of the system based on the experience gained and lessons learned during this initial period.

1981-01-08

248

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager  

CERN Document Server

This book is a step-by-step tutorial that guides you through the key steps in implementing best solutions for high availability and performance tuning. It is split into two distinct approaches: client and site side HA and optimization.Microsoft SCCM High Availability and Performance Tuning is for IT professionals and consultants working with Configuration Manager who wish to learn the skills to deploy a redundant and scalable solution.

Sandbu, Marius

2013-01-01

249

?stanbul Youth and Sport Management’s employees react the new system of total quality management  

OpenAIRE

The research is about, how the ?stanbul Youth and Sport Management’s employees react the new system of Total Qual?ty Management. The fourty-one quest?onare survey used on employees whose work in ?stanbul Youth and Sport Management. Results show that, employees said an institution not a school. On survey, used eighty-nine male and twenty-one female of total one hundred and ten employees and four factors of Total Qual?ty Management effects the employees. These four factors are: 1. Leader...

Aytekin Alpullu; Mehmet Yorulmazlar; Serdar Geri; Gökalp Demir

2008-01-01

250

The integrated inpatient management model's clinical management information system.  

Science.gov (United States)

The rising cost of health care has increased the call for cost control. The pressing need to control cost, coupled with the increase in managed care and prospective payment, has placed new urgency on administrators and clinicians to work collaboratively in providing efficient and effective care. We have developed the Integrated Inpatient Management Model (IIMM) to assist in this collaborative effort. We describe the IIMM's clinical information system that provides decision support to both administrators and clinicians. This clinical information system is the information backbone for the development and monitoring of practice guidelines or critical pathways. An integrated information system of this type is essential if hospitals are to prosper during the next decade. PMID:10132102

McMahon, L F; Eward, A M; Bernard, A M; Hayward, R A; Billi, J E; Rosevear, J S; Southwell, D

1994-01-01

251

Managing Real-time Collaboration in Validated Content Management System  

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Full Text Available Content Management Systems (CMS provide to its users the ability to publish on the Web with no need to have experience in developing web pages, this way CMS also participates in the expansion of reducing quality of content placed on the web similarly to Web 2.0 tools. The mechanism of validating content indicates a high level of quality content control while putting users as main players according to Web 2.0 standards, from this prospects we develop Validated Content Management System VCMS as a new Web 2.0 tool that supports content validation mechanism. The VCMS system requires collaboration between users when content is being static validated. Real-time synchronization between users during collaboration on the same project can make this process easier and brings more rapidity to content publication while maintaining the mechanisms that allows quality control in our system. In this article we present the technic of implementing real time interaction between users during collaboration on the same content. We focus on promoting the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG editor to support Real-time collaboration between multiple content generators. . The approach presented in this paper can be integrated to any collaborative Content Management System and also can be used in all collaborative applications that generate Web content such as blogs or wikis offering to these tools the feature of collaborating on the same content between multiple users in real-time.

Zakaria Itahriouan

2013-06-01

252

System safety management: A new discipline  

Science.gov (United States)

The systems theory is discussed in relation to safety management. It is suggested that systems safety management, as a new discipline, holds great promise for reducing operating errors, conserving labor resources, avoiding operating costs due to mistakes, and for improving managerial techniques. It is pointed out that managerial failures or system breakdowns are the basic reasons for human errors and condition defects. In this respect, a recommendation is made that safety engineers stop visualizing the problem only with the individual (supervisor or employee) and see the problem from the systems point of view.

Pope, W. C.

1971-01-01

253

Multiple system modelling of waste management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Highlights: ? Linking of models will provide a more complete, correct and credible picture of the systems. ? The linking procedure is easy to perform and also leads to activation of project partners. ? The simulation procedure is a bit more complicated and calls for the ability to run both models. - Abstract: Due to increased environmental awareness, planning and performance of waste management has become more and more complex. Therefore waste management has early been subject to different types of modelling. Another field with long experience of modelling and systems perspective is energy systems. The two modelling traditions have developed side by side, but so far there are very few attempts to combine them. Waste management systems can be linked together with energy systems through incineration plants. The models for waste management can be modelled on a quite detailed level whereas surrounding systems are modelled in a more simplistic way. This is a problem, as previous studies have shown that assumptions on the surrounding system often tend to be important for the conclusions. In this paper it is shown how two models, one for the district heating system (MARTES) and another one for the waste management system (ORWARE), can be linked together. The strengths and weaknesses with model linking are discussed when compared to simplistic assumptions on effects in the energy and waste management systems. It is concluded that the linking of models will provide a morlinking of models will provide a more complete, correct and credible picture of the consequences of different simultaneous changes in the systems. The linking procedure is easy to perform and also leads to activation of project partners. However, the simulation procedure is a bit more complicated and calls for the ability to run both models.

254

Information management systems improve advanced plant design  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Computer-aided engineering tools are proving invaluable in both the design and operation of nuclear power plants. ABB Combustion Engineering's Advanced Light Water Reactor (ALWR) features a computerized Information Management System (IMS) as an integral part of the design. The System 80+IMS represents the most powerful information management tool for Nuclear Power Plants commercially available today. Developed by Duke Power Company specifically for use by nuclear power plant owner operators, the IMS consists of appropriate hardware and software to manage and control information flow for all plant related work or tasks in a systematic, consistent, coordinated and informative manner. A significant feature of this IMS is that it is primarily based on plant data. The principal design tool, PASCE (Plant Application and Systems from Combustion Engineering), is comprised of intelligent databases that describe the design and from which accurate plant drawings are created. Additionally the IMS includes, at its hub, a relational database management system and an associated document management system. The data-based approach and applications associated with the IMS were developed, and have proven highly effective, for plant modifications, configuration management, and operations and maintenance applications at Duke Power Company's operating nuclear plants. This paper presents its major features and benefits. 4 refs

255

Simulating the ATLAS Distributed Data Management System  

CERN Document Server

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management system organizes more than 90PB of physics data across more than 100 sites globally. Over 14 million files are transferred daily with strongly varying usage patterns. For performance and scalability reasons it is imperative to adapt and improve the data management system continuously. Therefore future system modifications in hardware, software, as well as policy, need to be evaluated to accomplish the intended results and to avoid unwanted side effects. Due to the complexity of large- scale distributed systems this evaluation process is primarily based on expert knowledge, as conventional evaluation methods are inadequate. However, this error-prone process lacks quantitative estimations and leads to inaccuracy as well as incorrect conclusions. In this work we present a novel, full-scale simulation framework. This modular simulator is able to accurately model the ATLAS Distributed Data Management system. The design and architecture of the component-based software is presen...

Barisits, M; The ATLAS collaboration; Lassnig, M; Molfetas, A

2012-01-01

256

Monitoring the atlas distributed data management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management (DDM) system is evolving to provide a production-quality service for data distribution and data management support for production and users' analysis. Monitoring the different components in the system has emerged as one of the key issues to achieve this goal. Its distributed nature over different grid infrastructures (EGEE, OSG and NDGF) with infrastructure-specific data management components makes the task particularly challenging. Providing simple views over the status of the DDM components and data to users and site administrators is essential to effectively operate the system under realistic conditions. In this paper we present the design of the DDM monitor system, the information flow, data aggregation. We discuss the available usage, the interactive functionality for end-users and the alarm system

257

Monitoring the atlas distributed data management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management (DDM) system is evolving to provide a production-quality service for data distribution and data management support for production and users' analysis. Monitoring the different components in the system has emerged as one of the key issues to achieve this goal. Its distributed nature over different grid infrastructures (EGEE, OSG and NDGF) with infrastructure-specific data management components makes the task particularly challenging. Providing simple views over the status of the DDM components and data to users and site administrators is essential to effectively operate the system under realistic conditions. In this paper we present the design of the DDM monitor system, the information flow, data aggregation. We discuss the available usage, the interactive functionality for end-users and the alarm system.

Ricardo, R; Miguel, B; Benjamin, G; Vincent, G; Mario, L; Pedro, S [CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland); David, C [University of Oslo (Norway)], E-mail: ricardo.rocha@cern.ch

2008-07-15

258

System Management Software for Virtual Environments  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Recently there has been an increased interest in the use of system-level virtualization using mature solutions such as Xen, QEMU, or VMWare. These virtualization platforms are being used in distributed and parallel environments including high performance computing. The use of virtual machines within such environments introduces new challenges to system management. These include tedious tasks such as deploying para-virtualized host operating systems to support virtual machine execution or virtual overlay networks to connect these virtual machines. Additionally, there is the problem of machine definition and deployment, which is complicated by differentiation in the underlying virtualization technology. This paper discusses tools for the deployment and management of both host operating systems and virtual machines in clusters. We begin with an overview of system-level virtualization and move on to a description of tools that we have developed to aid with these environments. These tools extend prior work in the area of cluster installation, configuration and management.

Vallee, Geoffroy R [ORNL; Naughton, III, Thomas J [ORNL; Scott, Stephen L [ORNL

2007-01-01

259

Integration of project management and systems engineering: Tools for a total-cycle environmental management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

An expedited environmental management process has been developed at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). This process is one result of the Lockheed Martin commitment to the US Department of Energy to incorporate proven systems engineering practices with project management and program controls practices at the INEEL. Lockheed Martin uses a graded approach of its management, operations, and systems activities to tailor the level of control to the needs of the individual projects. The Lockheed Martin definition of systems engineering is: ''''Systems Engineering is a proven discipline that defines and manages program requirements, controls risk, ensures program efficiency, supports informed decision making, and verifies that products and services meet customer needs.'''' This paper discusses: the need for an expedited environmental management process; how the system was developed; what the system is; what the system does; and an overview of key components of the process

260

Algorithm of the managing systems state estimation  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The possibility of an electronic estimation of automatic and automated managing systems state is analyzed. An estimation of a current state (functional readiness of technical equipment and person-operator as integrated system allows to take operatively adequate measures on an exception and-or minimisation of consequences of system’s transition in a supernumerary state. The offered method is universal enough and can be recommended for normalisation of situations on transport, mainly in aircraft.

Skubilin M. D.

2010-02-01

261

Management Control Systems, Evaluative Style, and Behaviour  

OpenAIRE

Organisations develop and implement performance measurement and performance evaluation systems to motivate employees to take actions that -in the end- improve organisational (financial) performance. But do these systems really influence employee behaviour as intended? This thesis shows that to answer that question not only the design of the system should be considered, but also the manner in which managers within an organisation use the system. This book describes a study on the influence...

Noeverman, J.

2007-01-01

262

System engineering and configuration management in ITER  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The construction of ITER will represent a major challenge for the fusion community at large, because of the intrinsic complexity of the tokamak design, the large number of different systems which are all essential for its operation, the worldwide distribution of the design activities and the unusual procurement scheme based on a combination of in-kind and directly funded deliverables. A key requirement for the success of such a large project is that a systematic approach to ensure the consistency of the design with the required performance is adopted. Also, effective project management methods, tools and working practices must be deployed to facilitate the communication and collaboration among the institutions and industries involved in the project. The authors have been involved in the definition and practical implementation of the design integration and configuration control structure inside ITER and in the system engineering process during the selection and optimization of the machine configuration. In parallel, they have assessed design, drawing and documentation management software to be used for the construction phase. Here, they describe the experience gained in recent years, explain the drivers behind the selection of the documents and drawings management systems, and illustrate the scope and issues of the configuration management activities to ensure the congruence of the design, to control and track the design changes and to manage the interfaces among the Is and to manage the interfaces among the ITER systems

263

Measurement system as a subsystem of the quality management system  

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Full Text Available Each measurement system and a control principle must be based on certain facts about the system behaviour (what, operation (how and structure (why. Each system is distributed into subsystems that provide an input for the next subsystem. For each system, start is important the begin, that means system characteristics, collecting of data, its hierarchy and the processes distribution.A measurement system (based on the chapter 8 of the standard ISO 9001:2000 Quality management system, requirements defines the measurement, analysis and improvement for each organization in order to present the products conformity, the quality management system conformity guarantee and for the continuously permanent improvement of effectivity, efficiency and economy of quality management system.

?ubica Floreková

2006-12-01

264

Expert Systems for auditing management information systems  

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Full Text Available Expert systems are built with the help of: specialised programming languages or expert system generators (shell. But this structure was reached after tens of years of work and research, because expert systems are nothing but pragmatic capitalisation of the results of research carried out in artificial intelligence and theory of knowledge.

Gheroghe Popescu

2007-05-01

265

Diagnosis System for Building Management Network  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available In this study the author used multi-criteria decision-making design to provide optimal structure of the developed and modified modern Building Management Systems (BMS. While modern BMS is used to provide effective and securable activity of enterprises solving complex tasks of their operability. However a lot of problems such as system structure flexibility in an ever changing market of the BMS and industrial network hardware can be solved by means of the hardware structure development automation. Problems of optimal hardware structure composition solving all the necessary building management task support providing reliable and effective system operation have to be solved.

Zafer Al-Makhadmee

2013-12-01

266

Environmental Restoration Program Control Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Environmental Restoration managers need to demonstrate that their programs are under control. Unlike most industrial programs, the public is heavily involved in Environmental Restoration activities. The public is demanding that the country prove that real progress is being made towards cleaning up the environment. A Program Control Management System can fill this need. It provides a structure for planning, work authorization, data accumulation, data analysis and change control. But it takes time to implement a control system and the public is losing its patience. This paper describes critical items essential to the quick development and implementation of a successful control system

267

Distributed Database Management Systems A Practical Approach  

CERN Document Server

This book addresses issues related to managing data across a distributed database system. It is unique because it covers traditional database theory and current research, explaining the difficulties in providing a unified user interface and global data dictionary. The book gives implementers guidance on hiding discrepancies across systems and creating the illusion of a single repository for users. It also includes three sample frameworksâ€"implemented using J2SE with JMS, J2EE, and Microsoft .Netâ€"that readers can use to learn how to implement a distributed database management system. IT and

Rahimi, Saeed K

2010-01-01

268

The Data Management System of Tunnel Monitoring  

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Full Text Available In this study, the author has developed a data management system of tunnel monitoring by using ACCESS database and made a new exploration in the field of tunnel monitoring data management. This study introduces the principles, the methods and the functions of this system. The system sets data input, data management, data applications and other functions all in one. It has made a good connection between the visual interface of front desk and the ACCESS database for monitoring information storage. What's more, it has realized functions of data entering, storage, querying, generating tense curve and space state diagrams, regression analysis and reports generating. The successful application in the engineering practice proves the validity and reliability of this system and it also provides a new way for tunnel monitoring data analysis.

Hongliang Deng

2013-06-01

269

Emergency Services Management Data System1  

OpenAIRE

Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron recognized a need to automate patient charging and generation of daily patient statistics within the Emergency Services in January, 1982. Utilizing certain given limitations, the design and programming of such a system was managed by the facility's Systems and Programming Department for processing on the hospital's mainframe computer.

Friese, David G.; Beach, Laura L.

1983-01-01

270

Software for managing multicrate FASTBUS Systems  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The FASTBUS System Manager software that was designed and implemented on an LSI-11 system using PASCAL is described. Particular attention is given to the file structures, file access mechanisms, and basic routing algorithms. Portability to other machines and languages is described

271

MSFC Propulsion Systems Department Knowledge Management Project  

Science.gov (United States)

This slide presentation reviews the Knowledge Management (KM) project of the Propulsion Systems Department at Marshall Space Flight Center. KM is needed to support knowledge capture, preservation and to support an information sharing culture. The presentation includes the strategic plan for the KM initiative, the system requirements, the technology description, the User Interface and custom features, and a search demonstration.

Caraccioli, Paul A.

2007-01-01

272

Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This final report details the components, functionality, costs, schedule and benefits of developing an Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) for power distribution system operation. The Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used by electric power companies to manage the distribution of electric power to retail energy consumers are vital components of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Providing electricity is an essential public service and a disruption in that service, if not quickly restored, could threaten the public safety and the Nation’s economic security. Our Nation’s economic prosperity and quality of life have long depended on the essential services that utilities provide; therefore, it is necessary to ensure that electric utilities are able to conduct their operations safely and efficiently. A fully integrated technology of applications is needed to link various remote sensing, communications and control devices with other information tools that help guide Power Distribution Operations personnel. A fully implemented IDMS will provide this, a seamlessly integrated set of applications to raise electric system operating intelligence. IDMS will enhance DA and SCADA through integration of applications such as Geographic Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Switching Management and Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, and other Advanced Applications, including unbalanced load flow and fault isolation/service restoration. These apps are capable of utilizing and obtaining information from appropriately installed DER, and by integrating disparate systems, the Distribution Operators will benefit from advanced capabilities when analyzing, controlling and operating the electric system.

Schatz, Joe E.

2010-10-20

273

Financial Management of the Chelsea School System.  

Science.gov (United States)

Describes the challenges Boston University (Massachusetts) faced in achieving two goals in its partnership agreement with the Chelsea (Massachusetts) public school system: (1) to improve Chelsea schools' financial management; and (2) to expand the range of operating funds available to the school system. (GR)

Clemente, Paul, Jr.

1994-01-01

274

SUGERE - a unified system for waste management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Generation and disposal of wastes has been responsible for many economical, ecological and public health problems. In order to manage hazardous wastes in an environment friendly manner, many technical and administrative procedures should be implemented, including prevention, control of generation, and final disposal. A software named SUGERE - a unified system for waste management - is being developed. It is an easy to use tool that integrates all the steps involved in hazardous and radioactive waste management. This system is intended to help generators, transporters and owners of treatment, storage and disposal facilities to manage hazardous and radioactive wastes, by assuring compliance with environmental laws and consumer requirements. This paper presents the current status of the SUGERE software, developed using Borland Delphi package. The nuclear industry is used as a reference for developing this work. (author)

275

Chemistry management system for nuclear power plants  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Recently, the chemistry management in the nuclear power plants has been changing from the problem solution to the predictive diagnosis and maintenance. It is important to maintain the integrity of plant operation by an adequate chemistry control. For these reasons, many plant operation data and chemistry analysis data should be collected and treated effectively to evaluate chemistry condition of the nuclear power plants. When some indications of chemistry anomalies occur, quick and effective root cause evaluation and countermeasures should be required. The chemistry management system has been developed as to provide sophisticate chemistry management in the nuclear power plants. This paper introduces the concept and functions of the chemistry management system for the nuclear power plants. (author)

276

Autonomic Management for Multi-agent Systems  

CERN Document Server

Autonomic computing is a computing system that can manage itself by self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimizing and self-protection. Researchers have been emphasizing the strong role that multi agent systems can play progressively towards the design and implementation of complex autonomic systems. The important of autonomic computing is to create computing systems capable of managing themselves to a far greater extent than they do today. With the nature of autonomy, reactivity, sociality and pro-activity, software agents are promising to make autonomic computing system a reality. This paper mixed multi-agent system with autonomic feature that completely hides its complexity from users/services. Mentioned Java Application Development Framework as platform example of this environment, could applied to web services as front end to users. With multi agent support it also provides adaptability, intelligence, collaboration, goal oriented interactions, flexibility, mobility and persistence in software systems

Salih, Nadir K; Viju, PG K; Mohamed, Abdelmotalib A

2011-01-01

277

Trends of System Management Software Development in the Context of Data Center Management Automation  

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Full Text Available In the past, data centers were designed as independent hardware system and management software. With the shift from cloud-computing architecture to integrated system management and with continuing requests for lower costs, data centers are developing in the direction of automated management, which has made data center system management software increasingly important. System management software mainly provides functions like environmental monitoring, automatic control, energy monitoring, which can help data centers with integrated management and maintenance conveniently.

Yi-Ling Wei

2013-05-01

278

Health-Care Waste Management System  

OpenAIRE

The main purpose of this paper is to give A view of the hospital waste management and environmental problem in india. The objective of this study is to analyze the health care waste management system, including practices and compliances. Most countries of the world, especially the developing countries, are facing the grim situation arising out of environmental pollution due to pathological waste arising from increasing populations and the consequent rapid growth in the number ...

Subramani, T.; Anitha, P.

2014-01-01

279

The Architecture of Financial Risk Management Systems  

OpenAIRE

The architecture of systems dedicated to risk management is probably one of the more complex tasks to tackle in the world of finance. Financial risk has been at the center of attention since the explosive growth of financial markets and even more so after the 2008 financial crisis. At multiple levels, financial companies, financial regulatory bodies, governments and cross-national regulatory bodies, all have put the subject of financial risk in particular and the way it is calculated, managed...

Ziman, Iosif

2013-01-01

280

Performance management system enhancement and maintenance  

Science.gov (United States)

The research described in this report concludes a two-year effort to develop a Performance Management System (PMS) for the NCC computers. PMS provides semi-automated monthly reports to NASA and contractor management on the status and performance of the NCC computers in the TDRSS program. Throughout 1984, PMS was tested, debugged, extended, and enhanced. Regular PMS monthly reports were produced and distributed. PMS continues to operate at the NCC under control of Bendix Corp. personnel.

Cleaver, T. G.; Ahour, R.; Johnson, B. R.

1984-01-01

281

Plant risk status information management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Plant Risk Status Information Management System (PRISIMS) is a PC program that presents information about a nuclear power plant's design, its operation, its technical specifications, and the results of the plant's probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in a logically and easily accessible format. PRISIMS provides its user with unique information for integrating safety concerns into day-to-day operational decisions and/or long-range management planning

282

Content Management System Implementation Efficiency and Value  

OpenAIRE

Nowadays websites has significant importance and makes strong impact of the company’s business. They are widely used to deliver services and information, manage transactions, and facilitate communications. Websites are company’s business card. Businesses are currently seeking alternative software tools which can help them to improve their performance and online services. There are two appropriate solutions to this problem- Content Management System and HTML editors. Both development to...

Ivanova, Violeta

2009-01-01

283

Agent based energy management systems  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In liberalized, regulated energy markets, the different participants - namely producers and consumers of energy, transmission and distribution system operators as well as regulatory authorities - have partly divergent and partly convergent interests. Loads, power plants and grid operators try to maximize their own benefit in this highly complex environment accepting to act detrimentally to others. Although the relationship between the participants is mostly competitive, there are some fundamental shared interests, e.g. voltage stability, a constant system frequency or efficient energy production, transmission and distribution, which are endangered e.g. by increased injection of volatile sources in low and medium voltage grids, displacement of stabilizing bulk generation and the slowly progressing extension of the electric grid. There is a global consensus, that the resulting challenges can efficiently be faced using information and communication technologies to coordinate grid utilization and operation. The basic idea is to benefit from unused reserves by participating in deployment of system services e.g. reactive power supply to keep the voltage within certain bounds. The coordination can best be done by the grid operator. All activities of that kind are summarized under the umbrella term ''Smart Grid''. To simultaneously model the behavior and interests of different types of market participants and their convergent and divergent interests, multi-agent systems are used. They offer a perfectly fitting framework for this sort of game theory and can easily be adapted to all kinds of new challenges of electricity markets. In this work, multi-agent systems are used to either cooperatively or competitively solve problems in distribution and transmission systems. Therefore, conventional algorithms have to be modified to converge into multiple local optima using only small pieces of the entire system information. It is clearly stated, that personal benefits can be maximized without violating global requirements on the system. Therefore, coordination of the measures is necessary. This can be done decentrally by the agents as well.

Wolter, Martin

2012-07-01

284

System for managing service requests  

OpenAIRE

The goal of the thesis is introduction of a support ticket system in a company engaged in service activity. The introduction presents typical practical problems the company encounters on daily basis. The central part of the thesis describes possible solutions for the mentioned problems and the best one is selected. The support ticket system is presented and the selection of open source solution, which was introduced in the company. OTRS Help Desk solution is presented along with the installat...

Kes?e, Jakob

2012-01-01

285

Conceptualization of an intellectual maintenance management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

It is studied in many research institute to enhance availability and safety of nuclear power plants operation and maintenance. On this account, development of autonomous plants has been carried out to replace the role of operators with artificial intelligence and autonomous robots. We have been developing an intellectual maintenance management system since 1994. As the first step, concept of an intellectual maintenance management system was constructed. The intellectual maintenance managerial system is in charge of maintenance function of an autonomous plant. The intellectual maintenance managerial system has three functions which is monitoring state and judging abnormal machine and deciding maintenance plan by autonomy. This system has an important role of indication and communication of the result to an autonomous operation system and autonomous robot. In this examination, we adopted the distributed and cooperative system technique by multi-agent of AI technology and examined a method to enforce problem solving by cooperation of sensor and actuator. In this report, we examined trouble detection and troubleshooting evaluation and maintenance plan decision function by the distributed and cooperative system technology, the distributed and cooperative system communication-function that these information releases functions was taken on. In conceptualization of the intellectual maintenance managerial system, we clarified of major functions to constitute this system and relation between autonomous operation system and autonomous robots. We clarified the information exchange scheme between this system and an outside system furthermore. In future, we will prototype each function and inspect the total system. (author)

286

OpenVMS system management guide  

CERN Document Server

OpenVMS System Management Guide, Second Edition, the most complete book on the topic, details for system administrators the tools, technologies, and techniques by which they can configure, maintain, and tune computers running Hewlett-Packard''s high-performance OpenVMS operating system. Revised by a topical authority and a principal OpenVMS engineer, the book enables system administrators to perform more efficiently and effectively those everyday tasks critical to an OpenVMS system. Examples have been updated to include OpenVMS/VAX 7.3 and OpenVMS/Alpha 7.3-1.·OpenVMS administration best practices and utilities·System management strategies that support business objectives·Updated references to latest HP documents and other WWW resources·New chapter summarizing software installation·New appendix to help the hobbyist get started

Baldwin, Lawrence; Miller, David

2003-01-01

287

1995 Baseline solid waste management system description  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This provides a detailed solid waste system description that documents the treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) strategy for managing Hanford`s solid low-level waste, low-level mixed waste, transuranic and transuranic mixed waste, and greater-than-Class III waste. This system description is intended for use by managers of the solid waste program, facility and system planners, as well as system modelers. The system description identifies the TSD facilities that constitute the solid waste system and defines these facilities` interfaces, schedules, and capacities. It also provides the strategy for treating each of the waste streams generated or received by the Hanford Site from generation or receipt through final destination.

Anderson, G.S.; Konynenbelt, H.S.

1995-09-01

288

Plasma reactor waste management systems  

Science.gov (United States)

The University of North Dakota is developing a plasma reactor system for use in closed-loop processing that includes biological, materials, manufacturing, and waste processing. Direct-current, high-frequency, or microwave discharges will be used to produce plasmas for the treatment of materials. The plasma reactors offer several advantages over other systems, including low operating temperatures, low operating pressures, mechanical simplicity, and relatively safe operation. Human fecal material, sunflowers, oats, soybeans, and plastic were oxidized in a batch plasma reactor. Over 98 percent of the organic material was converted to gaseous products. The solids were then analyzed and a large amount of water and acid-soluble materials were detected. These materials could possibly be used as nutrients for biological systems.

Ness, Robert O., Jr.; Rindt, John R.; Ness, Sumitra R.

1992-01-01

289

Integrated Management System Incorporating Quality Management and Management of Environment, Health and Occupational Safety  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Risk Engineering Ltd is a Bulgarian private company founded in 1990 to provide engineering and consulting services applicable to each and every field of the energy sector. Since its establishment Risk Engineering Ltd develops, implement and apply a System for quality assurance, certified for the first time by BVQI (now Bureau Veritas Certification) in 1999 for conformity with the standard ISO 9001:1994. Later on, in connection with the revision of the standards of ISO 9000 series and introduction of the standard ISO 9001:2000 a Quality Management System in conformity with the standard ISO 9001:2000 was developed, introduced and certified. At present, Risk Engineering Ltd has got developed, documented, introduced and certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) Quality Management System in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 on the process approach basis. On this basis and including the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 (regarding the environment) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (regarding the health and occupational safety), Risk Engineering Ltd has developed and introduced Integrated Management System aim at achieving and demonstrating good results regarding protection of the environment, health and occupational safety. The processes under control by the Integrated Management System and applicable at the company are divided in two general types: A) Management processes: Strategic management and Management of the human resources. B) Processes describing the main activities: design/development process; project management; management of industrial projects and technical infrastructure project; construction, installation, repair and operation of power industry facilities; commercial activities and marketing; investigation of energy efficiency of industrial systems and certification of buildings regarding energy efficiency; consulting activity in the field of industry and energy as well as consultant in accordance with the Law of the Spatial Planning; management of the aspects having impact on the environment; management of the health and occupational safety. This proposal for presentation at the conference aim at sharing the experience, the problems arising and ways of their solution during the process of development and introducing of an Integrated Management System on the basis of introduced and certified Quality Management System.(author).

290

Ambulance management system using GIS  

OpenAIRE

For emergency service providers, giving their service in least time shows their best performance. Emergency hospitals will be at their best if the ambulance reaches the site in Golden hour where life of injured persons can be saved. Ambulance uses the road network to reach the accident site. Today there are many GIS based systems being developed for routing of ambulance using GPS and other real-time technologies. These systems are useful and play a major role in solving the routing problem. B...

Pasha, Imtiyaz

2006-01-01

291

Optimal Management of Hydropower Systems  

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In this study we propose a new model for solving the short term management of water reservoirs with variable waterfall. The stored water in these reservoirs is used to produce the electrical energy. The proposed model is based on the enhancement of the value of water by taking into account its location in any reservoir and its waterfall high. The water outflow in the upper reservoir to produce electrical energy is reused in the lower reservoirs to produce electrical energy too. On the other hand the amount of water flow necessary to produce the same amount of electrical energy decrease as the high of waterfall increases. Thus, the objective function is represented in function of the water potential energy stocked in all reservoirs. To analyze this model, we have developed an algorithm based on the discrete maximum principle. To solve the obtained equations, an iterative method based on the gradient method is used. And to satisfy the constraints we have used the Augmented Lagrangian method.

Bensalem, A.; Cherif, F.; Bennagoune, S.; Benbouza, M. S.; El-Maouhab, A.

292

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management System & Databases  

CERN Document Server

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management (DDM) System is responsible for the global management of petabytes of high energy physics data. The current system, DQ2, has a critical dependency on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), like Oracle. RDBMS are well-suited to enforcing data integrity in online transaction processing applications, however, concerns have been raised about the scalability of its data warehouse-like workload. In particular, analysis of archived data or aggregation of transactional data for summary purposes is problematic. Therefore, we have evaluated new approaches to handle vast amounts of data. We have investigated a class of database technologies commonly referred to as NoSQL databases. This includes distributed filesystems, like HDFS, that support parallel execution of computational tasks on distributed data, as well as schema-less approaches via key-value stores, like HBase. In this talk we will describe our use cases in ATLAS, share our experiences with various databases used ...

Garonne, V; The ATLAS collaboration; Barisits, M; Beermann, T; Vigne, R; Serfon, C

2013-01-01

293

Cloud Service Based On Database Management System  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Cloud database management system is a distributed database that delivers computing as a service. It is sharing of web infrastructure for resources, software and information over a network. The cloud is used as a storage location and database can be accessed and computed from anywhere. The large number of web application makes the use of distributed storage solution in order to scale up. It enables user to outsource the resource and services to the third party server. In this paper, we discuss the recent trend in cloud service based on database management system and offering it as one of the services in cloud. We also proposed an architecture of cloud based on database management system.

Monica Kadam

2014-01-01

294

Parcel Management System using GPS Tracking Unit  

OpenAIRE

In this paper, the proposed system overcomes the deficiencies of parcel management system for providing parcel information by using operational data extracted from a GPS tracking unit. A GPS tracking unit is a device that uses the Global Positioning System to determine the precise location of a vehicle to which it is attached and to record the position at regular intervals. The recorded location data can be transmitted to a central location database of a remote tracking server using satellite...

Tahmina Khatoon; Md. Musfique Anwar; Nasrin Sultana Shume; Md.Mizanur Rahman

2010-01-01

295

Autonomic Management in a Distributed Storage System  

OpenAIRE

This thesis investigates the application of autonomic management to a distributed storage system. Effects on performance and resource consumption were measured in experiments, which were carried out in a local area test-bed. The experiments were conducted with components of one specific distributed storage system, but seek to be applicable to a wide range of such systems, in particular those exposed to varying conditions. The perceived characteristics of distributed storage ...

Tauber, Markus

2010-01-01

296

Development of geophysical data management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

(1) Development of a complete geophysical database system under C/S environment for data management. (2) Development of database system for the general user, who has not special knowledge of database, under the Internet environment. (3) Operation of the Web service for the general user. (4) Development of the stand-alone database system for a small-scale research group such as college and engineering consultant firms. (author). 15 refs.

Lee, Tai-Sup; Lee, Sang-Kyu; Gu, Sung-Bon [Korea Institute of Geology Mining and Materials, Taejon (KR)] (and others)

1999-12-01

297

A Trust-Based Reputation Management System  

OpenAIRE

This thesis describes a trust-based reputation management system (RMS) that addresses each of the above issues. The system resolves the ease-of-use versus accuracy problem by maintaining usability viii but with enhanced collection and analysis of evidence with regard to domain-specific behaviour. Furthermore, the system provides increased accuracy of evidentiary analysis with regard to context by assessing evidence in terms of role, timeliness, and environment. Interaction dyna...

Gray, Elizabeth

2006-01-01

298

Adaptable data management for systems biology investigations  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Within research each experiment is different, the focus changes and the data is generated from a continually evolving barrage of technologies. There is a continual introduction of new techniques whose usage ranges from in-house protocols through to high-throughput instrumentation. To support these requirements data management systems are needed that can be rapidly built and readily adapted for new usage. Results The adaptable data management system discussed is designed to support the seamless mining and analysis of biological experiment data that is commonly used in systems biology (e.g. ChIP-chip, gene expression, proteomics, imaging, flow cytometry. We use different content graphs to represent different views upon the data. These views are designed for different roles: equipment specific views are used to gather instrumentation information; data processing oriented views are provided to enable the rapid development of analysis applications; and research project specific views are used to organize information for individual research experiments. This management system allows for both the rapid introduction of new types of information and the evolution of the knowledge it represents. Conclusion Data management is an important aspect of any research enterprise. It is the foundation on which most applications are built, and must be easily extended to serve new functionality for new scientific areas. We have found that adopting a three-tier architecture for data management, built around distributed standardized content repositories, allows us to rapidly develop new applications to support a diverse user community.

Burdick David

2009-03-01

299

Simulating the ATLAS Distributed Data Management System  

Science.gov (United States)

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management system organizes more than 90PB of physics data across more than 100 sites globally. Over 5 million files are transferred daily with strongly varying usage patterns. For performance and scalability reasons it is imperative to adapt and improve the data management system continuously. Therefore future system modifications in hardware, software, as well as policy, need to be evaluated to accomplish the intended results and to avoid unwanted side effects. Due to the complexity of large-scale distributed systems this evaluation process is primarily based on expert knowledge, as conventional evaluation methods are inadequate. However, this error-prone process lacks quantitative estimations and leads to inaccuracy as well as incorrect conclusions. In this work we present a novel, full-scale simulation framework. This modular simulator is able to accurately model the ATLAS Distributed Data Management system. The design and architecture of the component-based software is presented and discussed. The evaluation is based on the comparison with historical workloads and concentrates on the accuracy of the simulation framework. Our results show that we can accurately model the distributed data management system within 80%.

Barisits, Martin; Garonne, Vincent; Lassnig, Mario; Molfetas, Angelos

2012-12-01

300

Simulating the ATLAS Distributed Data Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management system organizes more than 90PB of physics data across more than 100 sites globally. Over 5 million files are transferred daily with strongly varying usage patterns. For performance and scalability reasons it is imperative to adapt and improve the data management system continuously. Therefore future system modifications in hardware, software, as well as policy, need to be evaluated to accomplish the intended results and to avoid unwanted side effects. Due to the complexity of large-scale distributed systems this evaluation process is primarily based on expert knowledge, as conventional evaluation methods are inadequate. However, this error-prone process lacks quantitative estimations and leads to inaccuracy as well as incorrect conclusions. In this work we present a novel, full-scale simulation framework. This modular simulator is able to accurately model the ATLAS Distributed Data Management system. The design and architecture of the component-based software is presented and discussed. The evaluation is based on the comparison with historical workloads and concentrates on the accuracy of the simulation framework. Our results show that we can accurately model the distributed data management system within 80%.

301

Power management for energy systems  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In this thesis, we consider the control of two different industrial applications that belong at either end of the electricity grid; a power consumer in the form of a commercial refrigeration system, and wind turbines for power production. Our primary studies deal with economic model predictive control of a commercial multi-zone refrigeration system, consisting of several cooling units that share a common compressor, and is used to cool multiple areas or rooms, e.g., in supermarkets. For control of the commercial refrigeration application as well as the wind turbine application, we propose an economic optimizing model predictive controller, economic MPC. Our investigations are primarily concerned with: 1) modeling of the applications to suit the chosen control framework; 2) formulating the MPC controller laws to overcome challenges introduced by the industrial applications, and defining economic objectives that reect the real physics of the systems as well as our control objectives; 3) solving the involved, non-trivial optimization problems eciently in real-time; 4) demonstrating the feasibility and potential of the proposed methods by extensive simulation and comparison with existing control methods and evaluation of data from systems in actual operation. We demonstrate, i.a., substantial cost savings, on the order of 30 %, compared to a standard thermostat-based supermarket refrigeration system and show how our methods exhibit sophisticated demand response to real-time variations in electricity prices. Violations of the temperature ranges can be kept at a very low frequency of occurrence inspite of the presence of uncertainty. For the power output from wind turbines, ramp rates, as low a 3 % of the rated power per minute, can be effectively ensured with the use of energy storage and we show how the active use of rotor inertia as an additional energy storage can reduce the needed storage capacity by up to 30 % without reducing the power output. (Author)

Gybel Hovgaard, T.

2013-02-15

302

A Novel Home Energy Management System Architecture  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

The number of electronic devices found in home environments is increasing, leading to an increase in the energy consumption in users’ premises. Introducing a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) into user residences might provide the necessary tools to reduce and optimize the energy consumption in home environments. However, this is not an easy task as devices can use different communication technologies and be manufactured by different producers which can lead to interoperability issues. This paper presents a home gateway designed for a HEMS system that offers interoperability between the different devices at the service level and provides the necessary tools to apply energy management strategies.

Rossello Busquet, Ana; Soler, José

2011-01-01

303

Access Control in Data Management Systems  

CERN Document Server

Access control is one of the fundamental services that any Data Management System should provide. Its main goal is to protect data from unauthorized read and write operations. This is particularly crucial in today's open and interconnected world, where each kind of information can be easily made available to a huge user population, and where a damage or misuse of data may have unpredictable consequences that go beyond the boundaries where data reside or have been generated. This book provides an overview of the various developments in access control for data management systems. Discretionary,

Ferrari, Elena

2010-01-01

304

SSCL-PDSF Data Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Physics and detector simulations at the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory (SSCL) are performed on a heterogeneous network of RISC based workstations named the Physics and Detector Simulation Facility (PDSF). These simulations can be characterized by the consumption and generation of large amounts of data. It is clear that on-line disk storage must be supplemented by off-line tape storage. For the PDSF, an 8-mm tape robot system was initially chosen in order to provide tertiary data storage based on its compactness and low cost. In order to manage this data, the Physics Computing Department designed the Data Management System (DMS)

305

Understanding Pims: Personal Information Management Systems  

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Full Text Available This present study aims to discover how “better” to manage personal information – both in what William Jones calls KFTF, keeping found things found (Jones 2007; and how “better” to get things done GTD (Allen 2003. Based on observation of various mechanisms used to support the personal knowledge management of knowledge workers, it identifies PIMS with the Individual Information Systems IIS of (Baskerville 2011 and the User Generated Information Systems UGIS of (DesAutels 2011. It suggests that PIMS / IIS / UGIS are only useful insofar as they enable properly informed initial action, action to correct errors, and reflective learning.

Mark Gregory

2013-09-01

306

1993 baseline solid waste management system description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Pacific Northwest Laboratory has prepared this report under the direction of Westinghouse Hanford Company. The report provides an integrated description of the system planned for managing Hanford's solid low-level waste, low-level mixed waste, transuranic waste, and transuranic mixed waste. The primary purpose of this document is to illustrate a collective view of the key functions planned at the Hanford Site to handle existing waste inventories, as well as solid wastes that will be generated in the future. By viewing this system as a whole rather than as individual projects, key facility interactions and requirements are identified and a better understanding of the overall system may be gained. The system is described so as to form a basis for modeling the system at various levels of detail. Model results provide insight into issues such as facility capacity requirements, alternative system operating strategies, and impacts of system changes (ie., startup dates). This description of the planned Hanford solid waste processing system: defines a baseline system configuration; identifies the entering waste streams to be managed within the system; identifies basic system functions and waste flows; and highlights system constraints. This system description will evolve and be revised as issues are resolved, planning decisions are made, additional data are collected, and assumptions are tested and changed. Out of necessity, this document will also be revised and updated so that a documented system description, which reflects current system planning, is always available for use by engineers and managers. It does not provide any results generated from the many alternatives that will be modeled in the course of analyzing solid waste disposal options; such results will be provided in separate documents

307

1993 baseline solid waste management system description  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Pacific Northwest Laboratory has prepared this report under the direction of Westinghouse Hanford Company. The report provides an integrated description of the system planned for managing Hanford`s solid low-level waste, low-level mixed waste, transuranic waste, and transuranic mixed waste. The primary purpose of this document is to illustrate a collective view of the key functions planned at the Hanford Site to handle existing waste inventories, as well as solid wastes that will be generated in the future. By viewing this system as a whole rather than as individual projects, key facility interactions and requirements are identified and a better understanding of the overall system may be gained. The system is described so as to form a basis for modeling the system at various levels of detail. Model results provide insight into issues such as facility capacity requirements, alternative system operating strategies, and impacts of system changes (ie., startup dates). This description of the planned Hanford solid waste processing system: defines a baseline system configuration; identifies the entering waste streams to be managed within the system; identifies basic system functions and waste flows; and highlights system constraints. This system description will evolve and be revised as issues are resolved, planning decisions are made, additional data are collected, and assumptions are tested and changed. Out of necessity, this document will also be revised and updated so that a documented system description, which reflects current system planning, is always available for use by engineers and managers. It does not provide any results generated from the many alternatives that will be modeled in the course of analyzing solid waste disposal options; such results will be provided in separate documents.

Armacost, L.L.; Fowler, R.A.; Konynenbelt, H.S.

1994-02-01

308

Display-management system for MFTF  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) is controlled by 65 local control microcomputers which are supervised by a local network of nine 32-bit minicomputers. Associated with seven of the nine computers are state-of-the-art graphics devices, each with extensive local processing capability. These devices provide the means for an operator to interact with the control software running on the minicomputers. It is critical that the information the operator views accurately reflects the current state of the experiment. This information is integrated into dynamically changing pictures called displays. The primary organizational component of the display system is the software-addressable segment. The segments created by the display creation software are managed by display managers associated with each graphics device. Each display manager uses sophisticated storage management mechanisms to keep the proper segments resident in the local graphics device storage

309

Power Management for Energy Systems  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

In this thesis, we consider the control of two different industrial applications that belong at either end of the electricity grid; a power consumer in the form of a commercial refrigeration system, and wind turbines for power production. Our primary studies deal with economic model predictive control of a commercial multi-zone refrigeration system, consisting of several cooling units that share a common compressor, and is used to cool multiple areas or rooms, e.g., in supermarkets. Substantial amounts of energy are consumed in refrigeration systems worldwide and there is a strong motivation for introducing more energy ecient as well as cost reducing control techniques. At the same time, the power grid is evolving from a centralized system with rather controllable production in the conventional power plants to a much more decentralized network of many independent power generators and a large penetration of renewable, fossil-free energy sources such as solar and wind power. To facilitate such intermittent power producers, we must not only control the production of electricity, but also the consumption, in an ecient and exible manner. By enabling the use of thermal energy storage in supermarkets, we open up for exible power consumption schemes with the possibility of reducing operational costs and we develop and demonstrate prototype control technology that creates completely new business opportunities for selling regulating power to the grid. Moreover, this enables a larger penetration of wind energy in the power production and increases the potential market size for wind power generators and other renewable energy sources. Thus, we aim at promoting the use of environmentally sustainable power production technologies while creating new business opportunities for both power consumers and producers of renewable energy. The second application, wind turbines, takes us to the production side of the power grid. The key concern here is to improve the quality and integrability of power delivered to the grid from largeparks of wind turbines. Our goal is to reduce the fluctuating nature of the power output and to meet tightened demands from the grid by enabling a more intelligent control at both the individual turbine level, at the park controller level, and in cooperation with exible power consumers or other means of energy storage. The possible interaction and synergies of the two applications are obvious reasons to consider both in this thesis, and as we will see, the similarities in our formulations of the dierent control problems allow us to apply almost identical techniques despite the lack of immediate similarity. For control of the commercial refrigeration application as well as the wind turbine application, we propose an economic optimizing model predictive controller, economic MPC. MPC is a feedback control technique that is characterized by its explicit handling of constrained control problems in which a model is used to predict the future behavior of a system along with forecasts of future disturbances. At each time step the values of the control inputs are computed by solving an open-loop nite time optimal control problem over a dened prediction horizon. Only the rst step in this optimal open-loop sequence is implemented as a control command. Feedback is obtained by solving the open-loop problem repeatedly, in a receding horizon fashion, as new predictions become available. Our investigations are primarily concerned with: 1) modeling of the applications to suit the chosen control framework; 2) formulating the MPC controller laws to overcome challenges introduced by the industrial applications, and defining economic objectives that reect the real physics of the systems as well as our control objectives; 3) solving the involved, non-trivial optimization problems eciently in real-time; 4) demonstrating the feasibility and potential of the proposed methods by extensive simulation and comparison with existing control methods and evaluation of data from systems in actual operation. We present contributions on:Economic MPC fo

Hovgaard, Tobias Gybel

2013-01-01

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A systematic review of the human body burden of e-waste exposure in China.  

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As China is one of the countries facing the most serious pollution and human exposure effects of e-waste in the world, much of the population there is exposed to potentially hazardous substances due to informal e-waste recycling processes. This report reviews recent studies on human exposure to e-waste in China, with particular focus on exposure routes (e.g. dietary intake, inhalation, and soil/dust ingestion) and human body burden markers (e.g. placenta, umbilical cord blood, breast milk, blood, hair, and urine) and assesses the evidence for the association between such e-waste exposure and the human body burden in China. The results suggest that residents in the e-waste exposure areas, located mainly in the three traditional e-waste recycling sites (Taizhou, Guiyu, and Qingyuan), are faced with a potential higher daily intake of these pollutants than residents in the control areas, especially via food ingestion. Moreover, pollutants (PBBs, PBDEs, PCBs, PCDD/Fs, and heavy metals) from the e-waste recycling processes were all detectable in the tissue samples at high levels, showing that they had entered residents' bodies through the environment and dietary exposure. Children and neonates are the groups most sensitive to the human body effects of e-waste exposure. We also recorded plausible outcomes associated with exposure to e-waste, including 7 types of human body burden. Although the data suggest that exposure to e-waste is harmful to health, better designed epidemiological investigations in vulnerable populations, especially neonates and children, are needed to confirm these associations. PMID:24717835

Song, Qingbin; Li, Jinhui

2014-07-01

311

Enhancing e-waste estimates: Improving data quality by multivariate Input–Output Analysis  

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Highlights: • A multivariate Input–Output Analysis method for e-waste estimates is proposed. • Applying multivariate analysis to consolidate data can enhance e-waste estimates. • We examine the influence of model selection and data quality on e-waste estimates. • Datasets of all e-waste related variables in a Dutch case study have been provided. • Accurate modeling of time-variant lifespan distributions is critical for estimate. - Abstract: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (or e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams, which encompasses a wide and increasing spectrum of products. Accurate estimation of e-waste generation is difficult, mainly due to lack of high quality data referred to market and socio-economic dynamics. This paper addresses how to enhance e-waste estimates by providing techniques to increase data quality. An advanced, flexible and multivariate Input–Output Analysis (IOA) method is proposed. It links all three pillars in IOA (product sales, stock and lifespan profiles) to construct mathematical relationships between various data points. By applying this method, the data consolidation steps can generate more accurate time-series datasets from available data pool. This can consequently increase the reliability of e-waste estimates compared to the approach without data processing. A case study in the Netherlands is used to apply the advanced IOA model. As a result, for the first time ever, complete datasets of all three variables for estimating all types of e-waste have been obtained. The result of this study also demonstrates significant disparity between various estimation models, arising from the use of data under different conditions. It shows the importance of applying multivariate approach and multiple sources to improve data quality for modelling, specifically using appropriate time-varying lifespan parameters. Following the case study, a roadmap with a procedural guideline is provided to enhance e-waste estimation studies.

Wang, Feng, E-mail: fwang@unu.edu [Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University, Hermann-Ehler-Str. 10, 53113 Bonn (Germany); Design for Sustainability Lab, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Landbergstraat 15, 2628CE Delft (Netherlands); Huisman, Jaco [Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University, Hermann-Ehler-Str. 10, 53113 Bonn (Germany); Design for Sustainability Lab, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Landbergstraat 15, 2628CE Delft (Netherlands); Stevels, Ab [Design for Sustainability Lab, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Landbergstraat 15, 2628CE Delft (Netherlands); Baldé, Cornelis Peter [Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University, Hermann-Ehler-Str. 10, 53113 Bonn (Germany); Statistics Netherlands, Henri Faasdreef 312, 2492 JP Den Haag (Netherlands)

2013-11-15

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Enhancing e-waste estimates: Improving data quality by multivariate Input–Output Analysis  

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Highlights: • A multivariate Input–Output Analysis method for e-waste estimates is proposed. • Applying multivariate analysis to consolidate data can enhance e-waste estimates. • We examine the influence of model selection and data quality on e-waste estimates. • Datasets of all e-waste related variables in a Dutch case study have been provided. • Accurate modeling of time-variant lifespan distributions is critical for estimate. - Abstract: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (or e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams, which encompasses a wide and increasing spectrum of products. Accurate estimation of e-waste generation is difficult, mainly due to lack of high quality data referred to market and socio-economic dynamics. This paper addresses how to enhance e-waste estimates by providing techniques to increase data quality. An advanced, flexible and multivariate Input–Output Analysis (IOA) method is proposed. It links all three pillars in IOA (product sales, stock and lifespan profiles) to construct mathematical relationships between various data points. By applying this method, the data consolidation steps can generate more accurate time-series datasets from available data pool. This can consequently increase the reliability of e-waste estimates compared to the approach without data processing. A case study in the Netherlands is used to apply the advanced IOA model. As a result, for the first time ever, complete datasets of all three variables for estimating all types of e-waste have been obtained. The result of this study also demonstrates significant disparity between various estimation models, arising from the use of data under different conditions. It shows the importance of applying multivariate approach and multiple sources to improve data quality for modelling, specifically using appropriate time-varying lifespan parameters. Following the case study, a roadmap with a procedural guideline is provided to enhance e-waste estimation studies

313

NETLab: An Online Laboratory Management System  

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Full Text Available Online hardware-based educational laboratories are increasingly being deployed in traditional on-campus as well as Web-based distance-learning courses around the world. An online laboratory generally will consist of several hardware-based remote experiments. However, one particular experiment can be performed at a time by an individual student or a group of students which require a careful scheduling of the experiments. For the proper implementation of an online laboratory an efficient laboratory management system (LMS is thus essential. Also for an online laboratory, the students need to fully understand the experimental system setup and feel comfortable as in an actual laboratory environment which, however, can be effectively done by adding suitable videos and animations etc. Besides, the students should be able to run the remote experiments, extract, save and analyze the data and submit laboratory reports online. The front end of the laboratory management system should be made browser-based so that one can use the laboratory facility from anywhere. Also, for the teachers, the laboratory management system should include an online evaluation for the quiz/viva-voce, checking experimental data, grading of submitted laboratory reports and feedback for the students. In this paper, we describe the design and prototype implementation of an online laboratory management system (for use with shared hardware-based remote laboratory resources which may be employed for running internet-based online laboratory courses for geographically dispersed Institutions.

Ananda Maiti

2010-05-01

314

CRISIS: A System for Risk Management  

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Full Text Available In a situation of an unexpected catastrophe, uncertainty and demand for information are constant. In such a disaster scenario, the CRISIS system arises as a tool to contribute to previous coordination, procedure validation, exercise execution, a good and frequent communication among organizations, and weakness and threat assessment for an appropriate risk management. It offers a wide variety of tools for online communication, consultation and collaboration that, up to this day, includes cartography, tasks, resources, news, forums, instant messaging and chat. As a complement, mathematical models for training and emergency management are being researched and developed. For Argentinean society, it is a necessity to switch from the current handcrafted, bureaucratic emergency management method to a decision-making management model. Previous coordination, exercise execution, a fluid communication among institutions, and threats and weaknesses assessment are required for a proper risk management. With that goal in mind, it is important to reduce confusion, avoid the duplication of efforts to fulfill the same tasks, and have access to a complete vision of the situation, generated from the data of all the organizations taking part. The CRISIS system is a secure web application, accessible to every node in a network formed by the organizations which have complementary responsibilities during prevention and response. It offers a wide variety of tools for online communication, consultation and collaboration that, up to this day, includes cartography, tasks, media (organization and resources, news, forums, instant messaging and chat. As a complement, mathematical models for training and emergency management are being researched and developed. Currently, there are toxicological and epidemiological emergency models available. The present paper analyses, from the perspectives related to risk management for emergencies and disasters, the strengths and weaknesses of the CRISIS system to be used for prevention, response and recoveries in the case of a catastrophe.

Erica Y. Sanchez

2012-12-01

315

Architecture of Network Management Tools for Heterogeneous System  

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Managing heterogeneous network systems is a difficult task because each of these networks has its own curious management system. These networks usually are constructed on independent management protocols which are not compatible with each other. This results in the coexistence of many management systems with different managing functions and services across enterprises. Incompatibility of different management systems makes management of whole system a very complex and often complicated job. Ideally, it is necessary to implement centralized metalevel management across distributed heterogeneous systems and their underlying supporting network systems where the information flow and guidance is provided via a single console or single operating panels which integrates all the management functions in spite of their individual protocols and structures. This paper attempts to provide a novel network management tool architecture which supports heterogeneous managements across many different architectural platforms. Furt...

Hassan, Rosilah; Mohseni, Shima; Mohamad, Ola; Ismail, Zahian

2010-01-01

316

A systems approach to managing transformation.  

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The complexity and depth of change confronting the leader today demands a different approach to change and to the role of the manager in leading it. Many factors influence the ability of the manager to address the vagaries of change in a transforming organization. Because the whole system is shifting toward a new organizational reality, the approach to making change must reflect the breadth of the change process. Some simple systems principles that can assist the leader in addressing the complexities of changing the organization are outlined in this article. Step-by-step addressing of the stages of change and the impact on the leader form the basis for understanding how to manage change effectively. Focus on the impact on resources and people provide a backdrop for the suggestions regarding appropriate implementation of change and personal leadership in it. PMID:7704647

Porter-O'Grady, T

1994-12-01

317

JAX Colony Management System (JCMS): an extensible colony and phenotype data management system  

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The Jackson Laboratory Colony Management System (JCMS) is a software application for managing data and information related to research mouse colonies, associated biospecimens, and experimental protocols. JCMS runs directly on computers that run one of the PC Windows® operating systems, but can be accessed via web browser interfaces from any computer running a Windows, Macintosh®, or Linux® operating system. JCMS can be configured for a single user or multiple users in small- to medium-size...

Donnelly, Chuck J.; Mcfarland, Mike; Ames, Abigail; Sundberg, Beth; Springer, Dave; Blauth, Peter; Bult, Carol J.

2010-01-01

318

Implementation of SAP Waste Management System  

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The Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) assumed responsibility for newly generated waste on October 1, 2005. To ensure effective management and accountability of newly generated waste, Y-12 has opted to utilize SAP, Y-12's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool, to track low-level radioactive waste (LLW), mixed waste (MW), hazardous waste, and non-regulated waste from generation through acceptance and disposal. SAP Waste will include the functionality of the current waste tracking system and integrate with the applicable modules of SAP already in use. The functionality of two legacy systems, the Generator Entry System (GES) and the Waste Information Tracking System (WITS), and peripheral spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail/fax communications will be replaced by SAP Waste. Fundamentally, SAP Waste will promote waste acceptance for certification and disposal, not storage. SAP Waste will provide a one-time data entry location where waste generators can enter waste container information, track the status of their waste, and maintain documentation. A benefit of the new system is that it will provide a single data repository where Y-12's Waste Management organization can establish waste profiles, verify and validate data, maintain inventory control utilizing hand-held data transfer devices, schedule and ship waste, manage project accounting, and report on waste handling activities. This single data repository will facilitate the production of detailed waste generation reproduction of detailed waste generation reports for use in forecasting and budgeting, provide the data for required regulatory reports, and generate metrics to evaluate the performance of the Waste Management organization and its subcontractors. SAP Waste will replace the outdated and expensive legacy system, establish tools the site needs to manage newly generated waste, and optimize the use of the site's ERP tool for integration with related business processes while promoting disposition of waste. (authors)

319

Wireless Energy Management System for Residential Area  

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Full Text Available The energy management system (EMS proposed in this paper uses the communication platform of ZigBee wireless sensor network in combination with the energy parameters measurement and the control functions of safety protection and monitor, in order to achieve the objectives of energy saving, carbon reduction and safe power usage. The system structure is consisted of the intelligent outlet module, wireless transmission module and central monitor and control module. Combining with the energy monitor and safety protection software, the system can achieve seven major functions, which are energy usage monitor, energy usage control, standby power management, circuit loop energy monitor and protection control, outlet overheat protection, electric leakage protection and neutral line over-voltage protection. The system can not only reduce energy losses and improve safety protection, but also benefit for suppressing carbon emission and mitigating the effects of global warning process and climate change.

Hong-Chan Chang

2013-10-01

320

Managing interoperability and complexity in health systems.  

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In recent years, we have witnessed substantial progress in the use of clinical informatics systems to support clinicians during episodes of care, manage specialised domain knowledge, perform complex clinical data analysis and improve the management of health organisations' resources. However, the vision of fully integrated health information eco-systems, which provide relevant information and useful knowledge at the point-of-care, remains elusive. This journal Focus Theme reviews some of the enduring challenges of interoperability and complexity in clinical informatics systems. Furthermore, a range of approaches are proposed in order to address, harness and resolve some of the many remaining issues towards a greater integration of health information systems and extraction of useful or new knowledge from heterogeneous electronic data repositories. PMID:25579862

Bouamrane, M-M; Tao, C; Sarkar, I N

2015-01-12

321

The Architecture of Financial Risk Management Systems  

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Full Text Available The architecture of systems dedicated to risk management is probably one of the more complex tasks to tackle in the world of finance. Financial risk has been at the center of attention since the explosive growth of financial markets and even more so after the 2008 financial crisis. At multiple levels, financial companies, financial regulatory bodies, governments and cross-national regulatory bodies, all have put the subject of financial risk in particular and the way it is calculated, managed, reported and monitored under intense scrutiny. As a result the technology underpinnings which support the implementation of financial risk systems has evolved considerably and has become one of the most complex areas involving systems and technology in the context of the financial industry. We present the main paradigms, require-ments and design considerations when undertaking the implementation of risk system and give examples of user requirements, sample product coverage and performance parameters.

Iosif ZIMAN

2013-01-01

322

Computerized management information systems and organizational structures  

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The computerized management of information systems and organizational structures is discussed. The subjects presented are: (1) critical factors favoring centralization and decentralization of organizations, (2) classification of organizations by relative structure, (3) attempts to measure change in organization structure, and (4) impact of information technology developments on organizational structure changes.

Zannetos, Z. S.; Sertel, M. R.

1970-01-01

323

DESIGN INFORMATION REPORT: SLUDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

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Over 270 comprehensive performance evaluations have shown that sludge management system limitations were severe enough to contribute to noncompliance with NPDES permits in 49 percent of the plants evaluated. ost limitations could be attributed to one or more of the following: nac...

324

Sprinkler Irrigation-Pesticide Best Management Systems  

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The relative reduction in potential groundwater contamination due to pesticides at several sites in Utah was determined by comparing alternative irrigation system designs, water management practices, and pesticides. Alternative sprinkler irrigation distribution coefficients were used to estimate irrigation application depths. The movement of pesticides through soils following sprinkler irrigations was simulated with a one-dimensional model. Pesticide contamination of groundwater can be reduce...

Ranjha, A. Y.; Peralta, R. C.; Hill, R. W.; Requena, A. M.; Deer, H. M.; Ehteshami, M.

1991-01-01

325

Data models in object management systems  

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During recent years, several research efforts in the area of software development environments have focused on the provision of uniform Object Management Systems (OMS) as a framework for tool integration and communication. This paper summarizes discussions of an OMS Workshop on the issues that arise in defining an appropriate data model for an OMS.

Plo?dereder, Erhard

1989-01-01

326

Creating Business Intelligence from Course Management Systems  

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Purpose: This article seeks to address the interface between individual learning facilitators that use course management systems (CMS) data to support decision-making and course design and institutional infrastructure providers that are responsible for institutional business intelligence. Design/methodology/approach: The design of a data warehouse…

van Dyk, Liezl; Conradie, Pieter

2007-01-01

327

Implementing Management Systems-Based Assessments  

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A management system approach for evaluating environment, safety, health, and quality is in use at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. As a multi-program national laboratory, SNL has many diverse operations including research, engineering development and applications, production, and central services supporting all activities and operations. Basic research examples include fusion power generation, nuclear reactor experiments, and investigation of combustion processes. Engineering development examples are design, testing, and prototype developments of micro-mechanical systems for safe'~arding computer systems, air bags for automobiles, satellite systems, design of transportation systems for nuclear materials, and systems for use in medical applications such as diagnostics and surgery. Production operations include manufacture of instrumented detection devices, radioisotopes, and replacement parts for previously produced engineered systems. Support services include facilities engineering, construction, and site management, site security, packaging and transportation of hazardous materials wastes, ES&H functional programs to establish requirements and guidance to comply with federal, state, local, and contractual requirements and work safety. In this diverse environment, unlike more traditional single function business units, an integrated consistent management system is not typical. Instead, each type of diverse activity has its own management system designed and distributed around the operations, personnel, customers, and facilities (e.g., hazards involved, security, regulatory requirements, and locations). Laboratory managers are not likely to have experience in the more traditional hierarchical or command and control structures and thus do not share oversight expectations found in centralized management systems. The resulting corporate management system gives the appearance of an assembly of multiple, nearly independent operating units. The executive management system maintains these separate units, encouraging autonomy and creativity by establishing a minimum of requirements and procedures. In any organization, senior management has a responsibility to ensure that all operating units are meeting requirements. Part of this responsibility is fulfilled by conducting oversight or assurance activities, to determine the effectiveness of established systems in meeting requirements and performance expectations. Internal independent assessment is one of these assurance activities. Independent appraisals are combined with external audits and appraisals, self-assessments, peer reviews, project reviews, and other internal and external audits (e.g., financial, contractual) for a more complete assurance view. At SNL, internal independent appraisals are performed by the Audit Center, which reports directly to the Executive Vice President. ES&H independent appraisals are the responsibility of the ES&H and Quality Assessments Department, with a staff complement of eight. With our organization's charter to perform internal, independent appraisals, we set out to develop an approach and associated tools, which would be useful in the overall SNL environment and within our resource limitations.

Campisi, John A.; Reese, Robert T.

1999-05-03

328

Implementing Management Systems-Based Assessments  

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A management system approach for evaluating environment, safety, health, and quality is in use at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. As a multi-program national laboratory, SNL has many diverse operations including research, engineering development and applications, production, and central services supporting all activities and operations. Basic research examples include fusion power generation, nuclear reactor experiments, and investigation of combustion processes. Engineering development examples are design, testing, and prototype developments of micro-mechanical systems for safe'arding computer systems, air bags for automobiles, satellite systems, design of transportation systems for nuclear materials, and systems for use in medical applications such as diagnostics and surgery. Production operations include manufacture of instrumented detection devices, radioisotopes, and replacement parts for previously produced engineered systems. Support services include facilities engineering, construction, and site management, site security, packaging and transportation of hazardous materials wastes, ES ampersand H functional programs to establish requirements and guidance to comply with federal, state, local, and contractual requirements and work safety. In this diverse environment, unlike more traditional single function business units, an integrated consistent management system is not typical. Instead, each type of diverse activity has its own management system designed and distributed around the operations, personnel, customers, and facilities (e.g., hazards involved, security, regulatory requirements, and locations). Laboratory managers are not likely to have experience in the more traditional hierarchical or command and control structures and thus do not share oversight expectations found in centralized management systems. The resulting corporate management system gives the appearance of an assembly of multiple, nearly independent operating units. The executive management system maintains these separate units, encouraging autonomy and creativity by establishing a minimum of requirements and procedures. In any organization, senior management has a responsibility to ensure that all operating units are meeting requirements. Part of this responsibility is fulfilled by conducting oversight or assurance activities, to determine the effectiveness of established systems in meeting requirements and performance expectations. Internal independent assessment is one of these assurance activities. Independent appraisals are combined with external audits and appraisals, self-assessments, peer reviews, project reviews, and other internal and external audits (e.g., financial, contractual) for a more complete assurance view. At SNL, internal independent appraisals are performed by the Audit Center, which reports directly to the Executive Vice President. ES ampersand H independent appraisals are the responsibility of the ES ampersand H and Quality Assessments Department, with a staff complement of eight. With our organization's charter to perform internal, independent appraisals, we set out to develop an approach and associated tools, which would be useful in the overall SNL environment and within our resource limitations

329

Gasoline engine management systems and components  

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The call for environmentally compatible and economical vehicles necessitates immense efforts to develop innovative engine concepts. Technical concepts such as gasoline direct injection helped to save fuel up to 20 % and reduce CO2-emissions. Descriptions of the cylinder-charge control, fuel injection, ignition and catalytic emission-control systems provides comprehensive overview of today´s gasoline engines. This book also describes emission-control systems and explains the diagnostic systems. The publication provides information on engine-management-systems and emission-control regulations. Contents History of the automobile.- Basics of the gasoline engine.- Fuels.- Cylinder-charge control systems.- Gasoline injection systems over the years.- Fuel supply.- Manifold fuel injection.- Gasoline direct injection.- Operation of gasoline engines on natural gas.- Ignition systems over the years.- Inductive ignition systems.- Ignition coils.- Spark plugs.- Electronic control.- Sensors.- Electronic control unit.- Exh...

2015-01-01

330

Diagnosis System for Building Management Network  

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In this study the author used multi-criteria decision-making design to provide optimal structure of the developed and modified modern Building Management Systems (BMS). While modern BMS is used to provide effective and securable activity of enterprises solving complex tasks of their operability. However a lot of problems such as system structure flexibility in an ever changing market of the BMS and industrial network hardware can be solved by means of the hardware structure development automa...

Zafer Al-Makhadmee

2013-01-01

331

Inventory Management Systems: Control and Information Issues  

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Abstract: This dissertation addresses the management of inventory systems. The thesis starts with an exposition on mathematical models that can be used in inventory theory. Then we deal with some information issues related to the demand process. Namely, how to control products that have intermittent demand. Moreover, we investigated the impact of data collection on the customer performance. Next, we investigated to what extend multiple-sourcing can lead to improvements of the inventory system...

Janssen, F. B. S. L. P.

1998-01-01

332

Knowledge Management in E-Learning Systems  

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Current knowledge management systems focus on knowledge acquisition, storage, retrieval and maintenance. Yet, for that knowledge to be operational, to become knowledge rather than information, requires internalization and learning. E- learning systems and courseware, on the other hand, are all too often monolithic and inert and fail to facilitate the development and sharing of knowledge. In this paper we discuss some aspects about knowledge providing and present our research in this field thr...

Mihalca, Rodica; Uta, Adina; Intorsureanu, Iulian; Andreescu, Anca Ioana

2008-01-01

333

Electricity Demand and Energy Consumption Management System  

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This project describes the electricity demand and energy consumption management system and its application to Southern Peru smelter. It is composed of an hourly demand-forecasting module and of a simulation component for a plant electrical system. The first module was done using dynamic neural networks with backpropagation training algorithm; it is used to predict the electric power demanded every hour, with an error percentage below of 1%. This information allows efficient ...

Sarmiento, Juan Ojeda

2008-01-01

334

Computerized dosimetry management systems within EDF  

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EDF, using the ALARA approach, has embarked an ambitious project of optimising the doses received in its power plants. In directing its choice of actions and the effectiveness of such actions, the French operator is using a computerized personal and collective dosimetry management system. This system provides for ongoing monitoring of dosimetry at personal, site and unit level or indeed for the entire population of EDF nuclear power plants. (author)

335

Environmental management of water systems under uncertainty  

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Hydrological drainage/river basins constitute highly heterogeneous systems of coupled natural and anthropogenic water and pollutant flows across political, national and international boundaries. These flows need to be appropriately understood, quantified and communicated to stakeholders, in order to appropriately guide environmental water system management. In this thesis, various uncertainties about water and pollutant flows in drainage/river basins and their implications for effective and e...

Baresel, Christian

2007-01-01

336

Management Planning for Library Systems Development  

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This paper deals with the application to library systems development programs of planning techniques which long ago proved their usefulness in business, military, and aerospace developments. The significant features of PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique), WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), planning diagrams, statements of work, cost/time estimates, schedules, manpower loading, and cost phasing are related through an example to the management requirements of a mafor systems development...

Bellomy, Fred L.

2013-01-01

337

Sustainable Air Traffic Management System Development Methodology  

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As it is defined in ATM 2000+ Strategy (Eurocontrol 2001), the mission of the Air Traffic Management (ATM) System is: “For all the phases of a flight, the ATM system should facilitate a safe, efficient, and expedite traffic flow, through the provision of adaptable ATM services that can be dimensioned in relation to the requirements of all the users and areas of the European air space. The ATM services should comply with the demand, be compatible, operate under uniform principles, respect th...

Arnaldo Valdes, Rosa Maria; Garci?a, Eduardo; Saez Nieto, Francisco Javier; Pe?rez Sanz, Luis; Gomez Comendador, Vi?ctor Fernando

2010-01-01

338

Software Management in the LHCb Online System  

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LHCb has a large online IT infrastructure with thousands of servers and embedded systems, network routers and switches, databases and storage appliances. These systems run a large number of different applications on various operating systems. The dominant operating systems are Linux and MS-Windows. This large heterogeneous environment, operated by a small number of administrators, requires that new software or updates can be pushed quickly, reliably and as automated as possible. We present here the general design of LHCb's software management along with the main tools: LinusFC / Quattor, Microsoft SMS and CMT.

Bonaccorsi, E; Closier, J; Degaudenzi, H; Moine, G; Neufeld, N

2009-01-01

339

Software Management in the LHCb Online System  

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LHCb has a large online IT infrastructure with thousands of servers and embedded systems, network routers and switches, databases and storage appliances. These systems run a large number of different applications on various operating systems. The dominant operating systems are Linux and MS-Windows. This large heterogeneous environment, operated by a small number of administrators, requires that new software or updates can be pushed quickly, reliably and as automated as possible. We present here the general design of LHCb's software management along with the main tools: LinuxFC / Quattor and Microsoft SMS, how they have been adapted and integrated and discuss experiences and problems.

Neufeld, N; Brarda, L; Closier, J; Moine, G; Degaudenzi, H

2009-01-01

340

Hanford solid waste management system simulation  

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This paper describes systems analysis and simulation model development for a proposed solid waste management system at a U.S. Department of Energy Site. The proposed system will include a central storage facility, four treatment facilities, and three disposal sites. The material managed by this system will include radioactive, hazardous, and mixed radioactive and hazardous wastes. The objective of the modeling effort is to provide a means of evaluating throughput and capacity requirements for the proposed treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. The model is used to evaluate alternative system configurations and the effect on the alternatives of changing waste stream characteristics and receipt schedules. An iterative modeling and analysis approach is used that provides macro-level models early in the project and establishes credibility with the customer. The results from the analyses based on the macro models influence system design decisions and provide information that helps focus subsequent model development. Modeling and simulation of alternative system configurations and operating strategies yield a better understanding of the solid waste system requirements. The model effectively integrates information obtained through systems analysis and waste characterization to provide a consistent basis for system and facility planning

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Life cycle management of service water systems  

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As nuclear plants age, more attention must focus on age and time dependent degradation mechanisms such as corrosion, erosion, fatigue, etc. These degradation mechanisms can best be managed by developing a life cycle management plan which integrates past historical data, current conditions and future performance needs. In this paper we present two examples of life cycle management. In the first example, the 20-year maintenance history of a sea water cooling system (cement-lined, cast iron) is reviewed to develop attributes like maintenance cost, spare part inventory, corrosion, and repair data. Based on this information, the future expected damage rate was forecast. The cost of managing the future damage was compared with the cost to replace (in kind and with upgraded materials. A decision optimization scheme was developed to choose the least cost option from: a) Run as-is and repair; b) replace in kind; or c) replace with upgraded material and better design. In the second example, life cycle management techniques were developed for a ceilcote lined steel pipe cooling water system. Screens (fixed and traveling), filters, pumps, motors, valves, and piping were evaluated. (author)

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Hyperbaric critical care patient data management system.  

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A patient data management system (PDMS) has been used for years in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Karolinska University Hospital to provide bedside or remote clinical patient documentation and information. Data from monitors, mechanical ventilators and syringe pumps are fed into a central clinical information management system to monitor, display trends and record data of vital parameters, ventilator settings and drugs. In order to continue routine critical care monitoring and recording during hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), without endangering the safety demands of hyperbaric procedures, we have modified the PDMS system for hyperbaric use. Via an ethernet box placed inside the chamber, data are transmitted to the Clinisoft™ system through the local area network. By standardised risk-analysis procedures, in close cooperation between the hyperbaric and biomedical engineering departments, the chamber producer and the notifying body (Germanischer Lloyd), the ethernet box was modified to receive full safety approval by all parties. The PDMS is now functioning routinely during HBOT for intensive care patients so that data can be seen bedside and followed on-line in the ICU. Data are also continuously stored on the clinical information management system for later clinical or research purposes. Work continues to obtain CE approval for hyperbaric use for modern syringe pumps and mechanical ventilators connected to the PDMS system. Improved documentation of ICU care will improve quality of care during HBOT and facilitate research and development in hyperbaric medicine. PMID:22828816

Kronlund, Peter; Lind, Folke; Olsson, Daniel

2012-06-01

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Development techniques of computerized maintenance Management system  

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Normal operation of the facility is one of the key factors in the accomplishments of research goals. As confirmed by a case study of the influence of the facility operation condition on the research results, emphasis should be put on the facility preserve management. Facilities should be maintained in solid operational condition and their malfunctions should be repaired as soon as possible. The purpose of this project is to make propositions on the development of the facility preserve management system which is to maximize the efficiency of the budget execution, manpower organization and maintenance planning, and is to minimize the duration of the operational pause due to malfunctions with the least disbursement

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Development techniques of computerized maintenance Management system  

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Normal operation of the facility is one of the key factors in the accomplishments of research goals. As confirmed by a case study of the influence of the facility operation condition on the research results, emphasis should be put on the facility preserve management. Facilities should be maintained in solid operational condition and their malfunctions should be repaired as soon as possible. The purpose of this project is to make propositions on the development of the facility preserve management system which is to maximize the efficiency of the budget execution, manpower organization and maintenance planning, and is to minimize the duration of the operational pause due to malfunctions with the least disbursement.

Oh, Yon Woo; Kim, S.D.; Soong, W.S.; Kim, G.H.; Oh, W.H.; Kim, Y.G

2000-05-01

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Intelligent Car Parking Management System On FPGA  

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Full Text Available Car parking has become an immense issue, especially in big cities. There are two main reasons: Firstly, the growth in population, secondly, the security. Moreover, the car theft has become an evil art haunting drivers. In this paper, we provide an interface and a software/ hardware module for Intelligent Car Park Management System (ICPMS. The ICPMS will provide an extensive management for vehicles including parking facilities and security. The ICPMS is validated using a test case scenario and extensive experimentation proves the feasibility of the approach.

Rehanullah Khan

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Performance Metrics in Air Traffic Management Systems  

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Over several years there has been increasing demand world-wide for more capacity in Air Traffic Management Systems as air traffic has continued to grow. At the same time there is growing demand for quality of the service provided by the Air Navigation Service Providers as well as for lower charges. This has led to efforts by the European Union, through a major initiative called the Single European Sky, to increase the efficiency of Air Traffic Management in Europe. As a result of this develop...

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Persistent toxic substances released from uncontrolled e-waste recycling and actions for the future  

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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on March 22, 1989 and enforced on May 5, 1992. Since then, the USA, one of the world's largest e-waste producers, has not ratified this Convention or the Basel Ban Amendment. Communities are still debating the legal loophole, which permits the export of whole products to other countries provided it is not for recycling. In January 2011, China's WEEE Directive was implemented, providing stricter control over e-waste imports to China, including Hong Kong, while emphasizing that e-waste recycling is the producers' responsibility. China is expected to supersede the USA as the principal e-waste producer, by 2020, according to the UNEP. Uncontrolled e-waste recycling activities generate and release heavy metals and POPs into the environment, which may be re-distributed, bioaccumulated and biomagnified, with potentially adverse human health effects. Greater efforts and scientific approaches are needed for future e-product designs of minimal toxic metal and compound use, reaping greater benefits than debating the definition and handling responsibilities of e-waste recycling. - Highlights: ? We recommended to ban uses of deca-BDE in addition to penta- and octa-BDEs. ? We suggested to replace PVC in electronic products with non-chlorinated polymers. ? Spend less time on debating responsibilities and definition of e-waste and recycling. ? Proposed to work more on eliminating sources and potentials of toxic substances

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Persistent toxic substances released from uncontrolled e-waste recycling and actions for the future  

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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on March 22, 1989 and enforced on May 5, 1992. Since then, the USA, one of the world's largest e-waste producers, has not ratified this Convention or the Basel Ban Amendment. Communities are still debating the legal loophole, which permits the export of whole products to other countries provided it is not for recycling. In January 2011, China's WEEE Directive was implemented, providing stricter control over e-waste imports to China, including Hong Kong, while emphasizing that e-waste recycling is the producers' responsibility. China is expected to supersede the USA as the principal e-waste producer, by 2020, according to the UNEP. Uncontrolled e-waste recycling activities generate and release heavy metals and POPs into the environment, which may be re-distributed, bioaccumulated and biomagnified, with potentially adverse human health effects. Greater efforts and scientific approaches are needed for future e-product designs of minimal toxic metal and compound use, reaping greater benefits than debating the definition and handling responsibilities of e-waste recycling. - Highlights: ? We recommended to ban uses of deca-BDE in addition to penta- and octa-BDEs. ? We suggested to replace PVC in electronic products with non-chlorinated polymers. ? Spend less time on debating responsibilities and definition of e-waste and recycling. ? Proposed to work more on eliminating sources and potentials of toxic substances.

Man, Ming [Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong); Naidu, Ravi [Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of Environments (CRC CARE), University of South Australia (Australia); Wong, Ming H., E-mail: mhwong@hkbu.edu.hk [Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)

2013-10-01

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Handling e-waste in developed and developing countries: Initiatives, practices, and consequences  

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Discarded electronic goods contain a range of toxic materials requiring special handling. Developed countries have conventions, directives, and laws to regulate their disposal, most based on extended producer responsibility. Manufacturers take back items collected by retailers and local governments for safe destruction or recovery of materials. Compliance, however, is difficult to assure, and frequently runs against economic incentives. The expense of proper disposal leads to the shipment of large amounts of e-waste to China, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and other developing countries. Shipment is often through middlemen, and under tariff classifications that make quantities difficult to assess. There, despite the intents of national regulations and hazardous waste laws, most e-waste is treated as general refuse, or crudely processed, often by burning or acid baths, with recovery of only a few materials of value. As dioxins, furans, and heavy metals are released, harm to the environment, workers, and area residents is inevitable. The faster growth of e-waste generated in the developing than in the developed world presages continued expansion of a pervasive and inexpensive informal processing sector, efficient in its own way, but inherently hazard-ridden. - Highlights: ? Much e-waste, expensive to process safely, illegally goes to developing countries. ? E-waste processing in developing countries pollutes with heavy metals and dioxins. ? Well-conceived developing world waste regulations lack enforceability. ? Crude e-waste processing cannot recover several rare materials. ? The amount of e-waste unsafely processed will continue to grow.

Sthiannopkao, Suthipong, E-mail: suthisuthi@gmail.com [Department of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Dong-A University, 37 Nakdong-Daero 550 beon-gil Saha-gu, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Wong, Ming Hung [Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (China)

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An Interoperable GridWorkflow Management System  

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A WorkFlow Management System (WFMS) is a fundamental componentenabling to integrate data, applications and a wide set of project resources. Although a number of scientific WFMSs support this task, many analysis pipelines require large-scale Grid computing infrastructures to cope with their high compute and storage requirements. Such scientific workflows complicate the management of resources, especially in cases where they are offered by several resource providers, managed by different Grid middleware, since resource access must be synchronised in advance to allow reliable workflow execution. Different types of Grid middleware such as gLite, Unicore and Globus are used around the world and may cause interoperability issues if applications involve two or more of them. In this paperwe describe the ProGenGrid Workflow Management System which the main goal is to provide interoperability among these different grid middleware when executing workflows. It allows the composition of batch; parameter sweep and MPI based jobs. The ProGenGrid engine implements the logic to execute such jobs by using a standard language OGF compliant such as JSDL that has been extended for this purpose. Currently, we are testing our system on some bioinformatics case studies in the International Laboratory of Bioinformatics (LIBI) Project (www.libi.it).

Mirto, Maria; Passante, Marco; Epicoco, Italo; Aloisio, Giovanni

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Environmental remediation and waste management information systems  

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The purpose of this paper is to document a few of the many environmental information systems that currently exist worldwide. The paper is not meant to be a comprehensive list; merely a discussion of a few of the more technical environmental database systems that are available. Regulatory databases such as US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA`s) RODS (Records of Decision System) database [EPA, 1993] and cost databases such as EPA`s CORA (Cost of Remedial Action) database [EPA, 1993] are not included in this paper. Section 2 describes several US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) information systems and databases. Section 3 discusses several US EPA information systems on waste sites and technologies. Section 4 summarizes a few of the European Community environmental information systems, networks, and clearinghouses. And finally, Section 5 provides a brief overview of Geographical Information Systems. Section 6 contains the references, and the Appendices contain supporting information.

Harrington, M.W.; Harlan, C.P.

1993-12-31

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?stanbul Youth and Sport Management’s employees react the new system of total quality management  

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Full Text Available The research is about, how the ?stanbul Youth and Sport Management’s employees react the new system of Total Qual?ty Management. The fourty-one quest?onare survey used on employees whose work in ?stanbul Youth and Sport Management. Results show that, employees said an institution not a school. On survey, used eighty-nine male and twenty-one female of total one hundred and ten employees and four factors of Total Qual?ty Management effects the employees. These four factors are: 1. Leadership, 2. Develop of employee’s work and join their work, 3. Relationship with the organizations who work together, 4. Customers come first in the organization. Differences in approaching to the total quality management among the employees in an institution has been analized according to their age group, working period in that institution, their status, title, position and educational level. To indicate the variation in approaching to the total quality management among the employees, data taken by the survey result has been recorded in SPPS 13 programme and diagonal ( crosswise table, frekans (periodicity and ki kare comparisons have been applied. Our survey ( research , questionnaire, analysis results show certain difference that approach to the total quality of management among the employees in an institution has varied according to their age, qualifications, working period in that institution, skills and their educational level.

Aytekin Alpullu

2008-01-01

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A Personnel Centric Knowledge Management System  

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A Knowledge Management System (KMS) is designed to serve as an effective tool for the proper extraction, utilization and dissemination of knowledge. Traditional KMS models incur cost overhead on the extraction of tacit knowledge and conversion to explicit knowledge. The proposed model in this paper takes the concept of mining the tacit knowledge and using it in the KMS instead of following conventional KMS norms. Through interactions and socialization of the personnel participating in the system, the tacit knowledge is extracted, converted to explicit knowledge and preserved in the Knowledge Management System through proper maintenance of knowledge repository. Our model is based on the technology that encourages active participation and sharing of tacit knowledge through interactions of individuals in the knowledge environment. The model builds a database of queries based on user feedback and the database is enhanced and maintained through creation of tags that makes the KMS dynamic and easily maintainable.

Chakraborty, Baisakhi; Gautam, Meghbartma

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Dynamic memory management for embedded systems  

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This book provides a systematic and unified methodology, including basic principles and reusable processes, for dynamic memory management (DMM) in embedded systems.  The authors describe in detail how to design and optimize the use of dynamic memory in modern, multimedia and network applications, targeting the latest generation of portable embedded systems, such as smartphones. Coverage includes a variety of design and optimization topics in electronic design automation of DMM, from high-level software optimization to microarchitecture-level hardware support. The authors describe the design of multi-layer dynamic data structures for the final memory hierarchy layers of the target portable embedded systems and how to create a low-fragmentation, cost-efficient, dynamic memory management subsystem out of configurable components for the particular memory allocation and de-allocation patterns for each type of application.  The design methodology described in this book is based on propagating constraints among de...

Atienza Alonso, David; Poucet, Christophe; Peón-Quirós, Miguel; Bartzas, Alexandros; Catthoor, Francky; Soudris, Dimitrios

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Real-time airborne data management system  

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ITT has developed and demonstrated a real-time airborne data management system that ingests, compresses, stores, and streams imagery and video data from sensors based on users' needs. The data management system was designed to be sensor agnostic, which was demonstrated when ITT quickly integrated several different cameras including an HD video camera, an IR video camera, and large framing cameras. The data is compressed in real-time using ITT's high-speed JPEG 2000 compression core and stored in the airborne unit. The data is then interactively served to users over downlink communication based on the users' requests. This system's capability was demonstrated in several test flights where data was collected from the sensors at 132 megapixels per second (1.5 gigabits per second), compressed, stored, and interactively served as regions of interest to multiple users over a 48 megabit/second communication link. This data management system is currently being incorporated into airborne systems for military and civil applications.

Pellechia, Matthew; Brower, Bernard; Lourette, Richard; Shuler, Roddy; Boland, John; Rajan, S. Danny

2009-05-01

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AUTOMATED REMOVAL OF BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANT MATERIAL FROM A MIXED E-WASTE PLASTICS RECYCLING STREAM - PHASE II  

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Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to there concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing...

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AUTOMATED REMOVAL OF BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANT MATERIAL FROM A MIXED E-WASTE PLASTICS RECYCLING STREAM - PHASE I  

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Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfills and leaching into the water supply. Because of these concerns, e-waste recycling is a rapidly gro...

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Decision support system for drinking water management  

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The problems in drinking water management are complex and often solutions must be reached under strict time constrains. This is especially distinct in case of environmental accidents in the catchment areas of the wells that are used for drinking water supply. The beneficial tools that can help decision makers and make program of activities more efficient are decision support systems (DSS). In general they are defined as computer-based support systems that help decision makers utilize data and models to solve unstructured problems. The presented DSS was developed in the frame of INCOME project which is focused on the long-term stable and safe drinking water supply in Ljubljana. The two main water resources Ljubljana polje and Barje alluvial aquifers are characterized by a strong interconnection of surface and groundwater, high vulnerability, high velocities of groundwater flow and pollutant transport. In case of sudden pollution, reactions should be very fast to avoid serious impact to the water supply. In the area high pressures arising from urbanization, industry, traffic, agriculture and old environmental burdens. The aim of the developed DSS is to optimize the activities in cases of emergency water management and to optimize the administrative work regarding the activities that can improve groundwater quality status. The DSS is an interactive computer system that utilizes data base, hydrological modelling, and experts' and stakeholders' knowledge. It consists of three components, tackling the different abovementioned issues in water management. The first one utilizes the work on identification, cleaning up and restoration of illegal dumpsites that are a serious threat to the qualitative status of groundwater. The other two components utilize the predictive capability of the hydrological model and scenario analysis. The user interacts with the system by a graphical interface that guides the user step-by-step to the recommended remedial measures. Consequently, the acquisition of information to support the water management's decisions is simplified and faster, thus contributing to more efficient water management and a safer supply of drinking water.

Janža, M.

2012-04-01

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Developing management systems for emerging countries  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in portuguese A aplicação das teorias de gestão de países industrializados em diferentes contextos tem sido questionada por muitas décadas. No entanto, ainda não há fundamentação teórica bem definida para compreensão dos sistemas de gestão dos países não-industrializados. Este artigo, ao detalhar as característic [...] as das estratégias, das estruturas, dos processos decisórios e dos sistemas de gestão em países em desenvolvimento, fornece algumas diretrizes para o desenvolvimento das teorias de gestão desses países. A análise evidenciou que a complexidade das forças ambientais dos países em desenvolvimento tem dificultado a aplicação das teorias de gestão importadas dos países industrializados. O artigo conclui que as organizações globais devem parar de tentar transferir e adaptar esses sistemas de gestão para os países em desenvolvimento e que uma abordagem clínica pode ser mais efetiva. Abstract in english Application of Western management theories in different contexts has been questioned for several decades. However, there is still no well-defined theoretical framework for understanding management systems in non-industrialized countries. This article provides some guidelines to develop these framewo [...] rks by elaborating some of the major characteristics of strategies, structures, decision-makings and management systems in Developing Countries (DC). The analysis showed evidence that the complexity of national environmental forces of DCs has made the application of Western management theories more problematic in these countries. The article concludes that global business firms should realize that it is time to stop transferring these management systems to DCs and trying to adapt their organizations to these systems and that a clinical type of approach may be more effective.

Jorge Miguel, Carrillo.

2001-12-01

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48 CFR 245.105 - Contractor's property management system compliance.  

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...Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONTRACT...Contractor's property management system compliance. The assigned property administrator shall perform property...

2010-10-01

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Idea Management System for Team Creation  

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Full Text Available Team creation is a process of continually solving creative problems. It is a complicated process in which team members need to generate and implement idea until creative task is complicated. Now a great deal of research focuses on how to stimulate team members to generate more ideas. Very little research is about how to manage the whole process of idea. In order to support team creation, we design an idea management system (IMS which can manage the whole process of idea. IMS has three main functions which are creative idea recognition, idea selection and idea evolution and visualization. Creative idea recognition is to recognize whether an idea is creative and valuable or not using latent semantic analysis; idea selection is to select the most appropriate idea stage by stage; idea evolution and visualization is to realize visualization of idea evolution process based on our idea evolution model.

Luning Xie

2010-11-01

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Advantages and Limitations of Integrated Management System: the Theoretical Viewpoint  

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Full Text Available Purpose. The goal of the paper is to discuss the potential benefits and to highlight the drawbacks of integrated management system for organizations that seek to improve management process.Methodology. Methods of the research were used: analysis of a scientific and special literature that presents the requirements, models and results of integrated management systems studies, and analysis of statistical data to assess actuality of integrated management systems for enterprises in Lithuania.Findings. Summarizing research findings, it should be stated that the implementation of management system integration should be based on provision of social responsibility and holistic approach to the organization. It requires the long-term united efforts of leaders in a strategic hierarchical level and high organizational maturity to ensure the fluency of the running stages of planning management system integration, preparing documentations, implementing and realizing integrated management system. Also it is necessary to purify the conception of integrated management system in organizational context. Theoretical analysis of integrated management systems show, that all of the management systems can not be well integrated in principle. They can only be partly integrated and coordinated. A need to question the level of integration of managementsystems is very important as in scientific discourse as in practice. It is important to mark, that the number of organizations, that seek to optimize management processes by implementing the integrated management systems is rapidly increasing in Lithuania, too. It shows that benefit associated with integration of management systems is apprehensible in Lithuania. Advantages of integrated management systems can certainly become even stronger if scientists and practicians join their forces in search of methods of organizational management development.Research limitations. The research limitations related to a lack of integrated management systems implementation studies in Lithuanian scientific literature. That hinders the possibility to frame specific recommendations to the practicians in Lithuania.Practical implications and value. In the contemporary world, coordination and supervision of management systems is a complex aim, which needs constant redesigning and innovations; organizations are challenged to optimize their management constantly. One of potentialities can be implementing an integrated management system. Traditionally, it consists of the quality management, employees’ health and safety management, social responsibility management and environmental protection management migration to one management system. As there is no international standard, that would submit unambiguous recommendations about ensuring the management system integration, every organization copes with this assignment on it‘s own. The paper gives value both to managers and to scientists who are interested in advantages and limitations of integrated management systems in general because of a generalized systemic approach to the research issue.

Agota Giedr? Raišien?

2011-08-01

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EMR management system for patient pulse data.  

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The purpose of this study is to build an integrated medical information system for effective database management of clinical information and to improve the existing Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-based system that is currently being used in hospitals. The integrated medical information system of hospitals consists of an Order Communication System (OCS), Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), and Laboratory Information System (LIS), as well as Electronic Medical Record (EMR). It is designed so that remote health screening and patient data search can be accessed through a high speed network-even in remote areas-in order to effectively manage data on medical treatment that patients received at their respective hospitals. The existing oriental treatment system is one in which the doctor requires the patient to visit the hospital in person, so as to be able to check the patient's pulse and measure it with his hand for proper diagnosis and treatment. However, due to the recent development of digitalized medical measurement equipment, not only can doctors now check a patient's pulse without touching it directly, but the measured data are computerized and stored into the database as the electronic obligation record. Thus, even if a patient cannot visit the hospital, proper medical treatment is available by analyzing the patient's medical history and diagnosis process in the remote area. Furthermore, when a comprehensive medical testing center system including the people medical examination and diverse physical examination is established, the quality of medical service is expected to be improved than now. PMID:22223158

Lee, Junyoung

2012-10-01

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Usability issues in Learning Management Systems (LMS).  

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This project is about the usability of Learning Management Systems (LMS), focusing on the specific case of the open source system Moodle. Specifically, this project is about communication and collaboration tools that are used by teachers on the system. This study investigates whether usability problems hamper the use teachers make of these tools. Focused interviews were conducted with professionals working in distance education and the answers of the respondents were subjected to techniques of content analysis in order to obtain data for developing the tools needed to prove the hypothesis. PMID:22316825

Muniz, Maria Isabella de Porto Alegre; Moraes, Anamaria de

2012-01-01

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Ip Performance Management System for ISPs  

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This paper presents an IP performance management system having the triple frameworks of performance measurement, topology monitoring and data analysis. The system infers the causal location of the performance degradation with a network tomographic approach. Since the Internet is still highly prone to performance deterioration due to congestion, router failure, and so forth, not only detecting performance deterioration, but also monitoring topology and locating the performance-degraded segments in real-time is vital to ensure that Internet Service Providers can mitigate or prevent such performance deterioration. The system is implemented and evaluated through a real-world experiment and its considerable potential for practical network operations is demonstrated.

Tachibana, Atsuo; Hei, Yuichiro; Ogishi, Tomohiko; Ano, Shigehiro

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Integrated waste and water management system  

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The performance requirements of the NASA Space Station have prompted a reexamination of a previously developed integrated waste and water management system that used distillation and catalytic oxydation to purify waste water, and microbial digestion and incineration for waste solids disposal. This system successfully operated continuously for 206 days, for a 4-man equivalent load of urine, feces, wash water, condensate, and trash. Attention is given to synergisms that could be established with other life support systems, in the cases of thermal integration, design commonality, and novel technologies.

Murray, R. W.; Sauer, R. L.

1986-01-01

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The Application of Total Quality Management and Knowledge Management in Health System  

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Full Text Available Today, quality and knowledge are turned into determining factors of success and competitiveness of organizations and total quality management and knowledge management are discussed as one of the last organizational issues in management science. In this study after a short overview of theoretical literature of total quality management and knowledge management and the importance of implementing these modern systems in health system, the importance and method of their application in health system will be investigated.

Mahdieh Taheri

2013-03-01

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Customer relationship management systems in the energy economy; Customer Relationship Management-Systeme in der Energiewirtschaft  

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In times of rising change of supplier rates increasing importance attaches to customer relationship management (CRM). Whereas in the past functions for addressing and developing customers were only found in key account management systems, these functions are now increasingly being used also in the business to customer area. Before this can happen however, a careful analyses of the existing systems and the requirements they need to fulfil is required.

Knechtel, K.; Kurp, F. [Process Management Consulting GmbH, Muenchen (Germany)

2008-05-15

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Workflow management in large distributed systems  

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The MonALISA (Monitoring Agents using a Large Integrated Services Architecture) framework provides a distributed service system capable of controlling and optimizing large-scale, data-intensive applications. An essential part of managing large-scale, distributed data-processing facilities is a monitoring system for computing facilities, storage, networks, and the very large number of applications running on these systems in near realtime. All this monitoring information gathered for all the subsystems is essential for developing the required higher-level services—the components that provide decision support and some degree of automated decisions—and for maintaining and optimizing workflow in large-scale distributed systems. These management and global optimization functions are performed by higher-level agent-based services. We present several applications of MonALISA's higher-level services including optimized dynamic routing, control, data-transfer scheduling, distributed job scheduling, dynamic allocation of storage resource to running jobs and automated management of remote services among a large set of grid facilities.

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Insect habitat management in pasture systems  

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Two important habitat management strategies in pasture systems involve controlled burning and effective grazing manipulation schemes to maintain native climax grassland vegetation These climax grasslands have historically suffered less insect pest pressure than imported systems However, these types of grasslands are difficult to reestablish after relatively severe disruption by man Also, the proper diversity and stability is difficult to capture in developing imported systems. Imported pastures can exhibit substantial yields per land unit but are often composed of vegetation that rapidly mines nutrients stored by the native vegetation, and often need considerable inputs of fossil fuel, manufactured fertilizers and pesticides, because they are or become very susceptible to pestiferous insects. Habitat manipulation efforts can be effective in regulating forage pest populations below economic levels in imported pasture systems Such efforts include: 1) land use (coupled with plant diversity, grazing, and harvest manipulations), 2) sanitation (including controlled burning), 3) planting dates and harvest times (including grazing manipulations), 4) tillage methods, 5) fertilization, 6) trap crops, 7) water management, and 8) fire management for insect pest suppression and augmentation of natural enemies.

Martin, P. B.

1983-01-01

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KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN SUCCESS OF ERP SYSTEMS  

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Full Text Available Special attention to critical success factors in the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems is evident from the bulk of literature on this issue. In order to implement these systems,which are aimed at improving the sharing of enterprise-wide information and knowledge, organizations must have the capability to effectively share knowledge to start with. Based on a review of the literature on knowledge management in enterprise system implementation, this paper identifies two major areas of concern regarding the management of knowledge in this specific type of project: managing tacit knowledge, and issues regarding the process-based nature of organizational knowledge viewed through the lens of organizational memory. The more capable an organization is in handling these issues, the more likely it is that the implementation will result in competitive advantage for the organization. The competitive advantage arises from the organization’s capabilities in internalizing and integrating the adopted processes with the existing knowledge paradigms and harmonizing the new system and the organizational culture towards getting the most out of the implementation effort.

Mohammad Nazir Ahmad

2012-03-01

372

Used Fuel Management System Interface Analyses - 13578  

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Preliminary system-level analyses of the interfaces between at-reactor used fuel management, consolidated storage facilities, and disposal facilities, along with the development of supporting logistics simulation tools, have been initiated to provide the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other stakeholders with information regarding the various alternatives for managing used nuclear fuel (UNF) generated by the current fleet of light water reactors operating in the United States. An important UNF management system interface consideration is the need for ultimate disposal of UNF assemblies contained in waste packages that are sized to be compatible with different geologic media. Thermal analyses indicate that waste package sizes for the geologic media under consideration by the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign may be significantly smaller than the canisters being used for on-site dry storage by the nuclear utilities. Therefore, at some point along the UNF disposition pathway, there could be a need to repackage fuel assemblies already loaded and being loaded into the dry storage canisters currently in use. The implications of where and when the packaging or repackaging of commercial UNF will occur are key questions being addressed in this evaluation. The analysis demonstrated that thermal considerations will have a major impact on the operation of the system and that acceptance priority, rates, and facility start dates have significant system implications. (authors)

373

Frequency Based Demand Management System in Residential Context  

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Electric utilities are forced to adopt load shedding during peak periods due to increase in demand by fast growing industries. Under peak period, the proposed Frequency Based Demand Management System, switch off all the low priority loads, while operating the deferrable loads based on environmental condition. The system also manages the operation of storage unit between Demand Management (DM) and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) mode. The proposed Demand Management System (DMS) manages all ...

Lekshmi R. R; Gowtham Krishna; Sudeepth Vadakkedath; Shankar Rajendran

2014-01-01

374

Sustainable Resilience of Company Management System  

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Resilience management performance comprise the resilience management processes: building awareness of resilience issue, selection of essential organizational components, selection of organizational operation, identification and prioritization of keystone vulnerability. Management knowledge comprise following elements: Commercial knowledge management, Quality knowledge management, Health and safety knowledge management and Environment knowledge management. The assessment of the overall resilie...

Afgan, Naim H.; Cvetinovic?, Dejan B.; Andre, Paul

2011-01-01

375

Complex Adaptive Systems as Metaphors for Organizational Management  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of complex adaptive systems (CAS) from the perspective of managing organizations, to describe and explore the management principles in a case study of an organization with unconventional ways of management and to present a tentative model for managing organizations as CAS--system

Palmberg, Klara

2009-01-01

376

Place of Budget Management in the General System of Trade Enterprise Management  

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Full Text Available The article grounds urgency of identification of the place of budget management in the general system of trade enterprise management. It analyses points of view of economists with respect to definitions of the “budgeting” and “budget management” terms. It considers main functions of budget management. It identifies the place of budget management in the general system of enterprise management. Pursuant to definition of the budget management as a managerial technology, which should meet a number of requirements, which would be determined by specific features of enterprise practical activity, the article identifies its main principles. It groups principles of budget management in accordance with the functions it performs.

Kravchenko Olena S.

2014-01-01

377

Electronic Document Management Using Inverted Files System  

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Full Text Available The amount of documents increases so fast. Those documents exist not only in a paper based but also in an electronic based. It can be seen from the data sample taken by the SpringerLink publisher in 2010, which showed an increase in the number of digital document collections from 2003 to mid of 2010. Then, how to manage them well becomes an important need. This paper describes a new method in managing documents called as inverted files system. Related with the electronic based document, the inverted files system will closely used in term of its usage to document so that it can be searched over the Internet using the Search Engine. It can improve document search mechanism and document save mechanism.

Suhartono Derwin

2014-03-01

378

Electricity Demand and Energy Consumption Management System  

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This project describes the electricity demand and energy consumption management system and its application to the Smelter Plant of Southern Peru. It is composted of an hourly demand-forecasting module and of a simulation component for a plant electrical system. The first module was done using dynamic neural networks, with backpropagation training algorithm; it is used to predict the electric power demanded every hour, with an error percentage below of 1%. This information allows management the peak demand before this happen, distributing the raise of electric load to other hours or improving those equipments that increase the demand. The simulation module is based in advanced estimation techniques, such as: parametric estimation, neural network modeling, statistic regression and previously developed models, which simulates the electric behavior of the smelter plant. These modules allow the proper planning because it allows knowing the behavior of the hourly demand and the consumption patterns of the plant, in...

Sarmiento, Juan Ojeda

2008-01-01

379

Ecology Based Decentralized Agent Management System  

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The problem of maintaining a desired number of mobile agents on a network is not trivial, especially if we want a completely decentralized solution. Decentralized control makes a system more r e bust and less susceptible to partial failures. The problem is exacerbated on wireless ad hoc networks where host mobility can result in significant changes in the network size and topology. In this paper we propose an ecology-inspired approach to the management of the number of agents. The approach associates agents with living organisms and tasks with food. Agents procreate or die based on the abundance of uncompleted tasks (food). We performed a series of experiments investigating properties of such systems and analyzed their stability under various conditions. We concluded that the ecology based metaphor can be successfully applied to the management of agent populations on wireless ad hoc networks.

Peysakhov, Maxim D.; Cicirello, Vincent A.; Regli, William C.

2004-01-01

380

Electronic Document Management Using Inverted Files System  

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The amount of documents increases so fast. Those documents exist not only in a paper based but also in an electronic based. It can be seen from the data sample taken by the SpringerLink publisher in 2010, which showed an increase in the number of digital document collections from 2003 to mid of 2010. Then, how to manage them well becomes an important need. This paper describes a new method in managing documents called as inverted files system. Related with the electronic based document, the inverted files system will closely used in term of its usage to document so that it can be searched over the Internet using the Search Engine. It can improve document search mechanism and document save mechanism.

Suhartono, Derwin; Setiawan, Erwin; Irwanto, Djon

2014-03-01

381

Waste Management System overview for future spacecraft.  

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Waste Management Systems (WMS) for post Apollo spacecraft will be significantly more sophisticated and earthlike in user procedures. Some of the features of the advanced WMS will be accommodation of both males and females, automatic operation, either tissue wipe or anal wash, measurement and sampling of urine, feces and vomitus for medical analysis, water recovery, and solids disposal. This paper presents an overview of the major problems of and approaches to waste management for future spacecraft. Some of the processes discussed are liquid/gas separation, the Dry-John, the Hydro-John, automated sampling, vapor compression distillation, vacuum distillation-catalytic oxidation, incineration, and the integration of the above into complete systems.

Ingelfinger, A. L.; Murray, R. W.

1973-01-01

382

IMPROVEMENT OF THE FISCAL CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available The conduct of the fiscal administration regarding the simplification and modernization of the systems of statements and payment of tax obligations is a necessary task to improve the relationship between the fiscal administration and the taxpayers, and also to induce efficiency regarding the management of fiscal duties in a single system. Regrouping the collecting of taxes under a single administration by taking over the functions of the social security administration has been the cornerstone of establishing a simplified tax administration. Improving the methods of compulsory enforcement of tax claims, the implementation of the management by objectives and the improvement of performance indicators of the fiscal administration activity, are considered to be the commitment of the fiscal body regarding the process of improving the collection of public financial resources.

DELIMAN EUGEN

2010-12-01

383

Information systems in food safety management  

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Information systems are concerned with data capture, storage, analysis and retrieval. In the context of food safety management they are vital to assist decision making in a short time frame, potentially allowing decisions to be made and practices to be actioned in real time. Databases with information on microorganisms pertinent to the identification of foodborne pathogens, response of microbial populations to the environment and characteristics of foods and processing conditions are the cor...

Mcmeekin, T. A.; Baranyi, J.; Bowman, J.; Dalgaard, P.; Kirk, M.; Ross, T.; Schmid, S.; Zwietering, M. H.

2006-01-01

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Document management system "Raštvedyba"  

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SUMMARY Document management system “Raštvedyba” Modern people really very rarely think about how important is the electic power nowdays. We understand it’s importance only when we don’t have it because of emergency or something like that. This way we have the evening with “candle”, without radio and television, all home appliences don’t work at all. Although energetic specialists apply the best disaster facilities to avoid the emergency situations, sometimes it doesnt h...

Fokina, Julija

2007-01-01

385

Advanced User Interfaces for Product Management Systems  

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Few of today s EPDM (electronic product data management) systems make use of valuable approaches in user interface design and information visualization as suggested by researchers. In this paper, we describe a design approach addressing the problems of searching, browsing, visualizing and filtering information in hierarchically structured graphs. The main problem areas we identified are the amount of data, the possibly complex hierarchical structure in combination with a chronological version...

Gundelsweiler, Fredrik; Reiterer, Harald

2008-01-01

386

Web-based Spatial Information Management Systems  

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In this paper we discuss the innovative software solutions offered by e-SpatialTM technology for the deployment of web-based and mobile spatial information management systems. This technology has been developed within the Oracle 9i Database environment and allows users to build and deploy spatially enabled Internet applications on any Oracle supported hardware platform and on any device running a Java Virtual Machine (e.g., standard web browsers, PDAs and other mobile devices). The pap...

Carswell, James

2002-01-01

387

Uncertainty Management for Fuzzy Decision Support Systems  

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A new approach for uncertainty management for fuzzy, rule based decision support systems is proposed: The domain expert's knowledge is expressed by a set of rules that frequently refer to vague and uncertain propositions. The certainty of propositions is represented using intervals [a, b] expressing that the proposition's probability is at least a and at most b. Methods and techniques for computing the overall certainty of fuzzy compound propositions that have been defined b...

Eick, Christoph F.

2013-01-01

388

Data collection analysis and management system  

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Wärtsilä Power Plant Technology Fuel Laboratory is the place where the PPT team tests their samples of different fuel types such as Heavy Fuel Oil, Light Fuel Oil, Crude Oil, Straight Bio Fuel Oil among others. These samples are measured to define their characteristics and properties using different devices. Data Collection Analysis and Management System were developed to collect and analyse measured data from the laboratory devices. Every device has own database in MS Excel format and ...

Racasag-jaatinen, Mercy

2011-01-01

389

Multilingual Database Management System: A Performance Evaluation  

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Problem statement: The use of English as well as Arabic language is increasingly evident in the aspects of international business and finance. Therefore, this study explored the management of multilingual data in multilingual system in order to be able to cater two or more different speakers of Internet users. Approach: The proposed method is divided into two ends: The front-end that consisted of the Client and the Translator components a...

Saad, Nurul H. M.; Hamidah Ibrahim

2011-01-01

390

Designing interfaces for medical information management systems.  

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Poor interface design has adversely affected the integration of technology into medical environments. This paper discusses the importance of good interface design in medical information management systems. We will illustrate the advantages of approaching interface design in a user-centered manner, by describing the interface design process of the Curriculum Database for the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University. We believe that a consultative design process can make the difference between software success and failure. PMID:8591328

Bearman, M; McPhee, W; Cesnik, B

1995-01-01

391

Parallelization in Scientific Workflow Management Systems  

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Over the last two decades, scientific workflow management systems (SWfMS) have emerged as a means to facilitate the design, execution, and monitoring of reusable scientific data processing pipelines. At the same time, the amounts of data generated in various areas of science outpaced enhancements in computational power and storage capabilities. This is especially true for the life sciences, where new technologies increased the sequencing throughput from kilobytes to terabyte...

Bux, Marc; Leser, Ulf

2013-01-01

392

Integration of organization knowledge management information systems  

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This work is aimed to analyze enterprise knowledge management system integration assumptions, problems and their solutions at different complexity and quality levels. In the beginning, brief description of application classification is provided. Assuming large number of specialized applications usage enterprise-wide, we come up with the need to integrate data, contained by those applications, as well as applications themselves. Data level, message level and process level integration principle...

Urbonas, Vytautas

2005-01-01

393

Access Control Management for SCADA Systems  

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The information technology revolution has transformed all aspects of our society including critical infrastructures and led a significant shift from their old and disparate business models based on proprietary and legacy environments to more open and consolidated ones. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have been widely used not only for industrial processes but also for some experimental facilities. Due to the nature of open environments, managing SCADA systems should meet various security requirements since system administrators need to deal with a large number of entities and functions involved in critical infrastructures. In this paper, we identify necessary access control requirements in SCADA systems and articulate access control policies for the simulated SCADA systems. We also attempt to analyze and realize those requirements and policies in the context of role-based access control that is suitable for simplifying administrative tasks in large scale enterprises.

Hong, Seng-Phil; Ahn, Gail-Joon; Xu, Wenjuan

394

Development of the environmental data management system  

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The recent society requires business activities with environmental consideration to every enterprise. Also, Japanese laws require those activities. For example, 'Law Concerning the Promotion of Business Activities with Environmental Consideration by Specified Corporations, etc, by Facilitating Access to Environmental Information, and Other Measures' (Environmental Consideration Law) mandates publication of a report relating to the activities of environmental consideration to each enterprise above designated size. 'Act on the Rational Use of Energy' mandates the report of the results of energy consumption and the long-term plan of the rational use of energy. Moreover, 'Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures' mandates the report of the greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to those, 'Water Pollution Control Law', 'Waste Management and Public Cleaning Law' and other environmental laws as well as environmental ordinances require business activities with environmental consideration to all companies. So, it is very important for Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to report business activities with environmental consideration in order to build up trustful relations with the nation and communities. The Environmental Data Management System has been developed as the data base of business activities with environmental consideration in JAEA and as the means to promote the activities at every site and office of JAEA. This report summarizes the structure of the Environmental Data Management System, kinds of environmental performance data treated by the system, and gathering methods of the data. (author)

395

The integrated management system of BNFL Transport  

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Quality Assurance (QA) is a requirements of the International Atomic Agency (IAEA) Safety Series No 6 Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials and is also increasingly becoming a customer requirement. BNFL Transport has established an integrated management system which includes quality, safety and environmental aspects and covers the design, manufacture, testing, documentation, use, maintenance, inspection and decommissioning of all packages used for the transport of radioactive materials. The management system also covers planning, programming and transport operations, and covers all modes of transport by road, rail, sea and air. The management system, which was certificated in 1994 to ISO 9001 and BS 5882 by an independent third-party certification body, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA), was developed to enable BNFL Transport to demonstrate to Competent Authorities, customers and the general public that the arrangements are in place, being adhered to and meet all regulatory requirements. The requirements of the quality and environmental standards that the Company has adopted are described. (Author)

396

20 CFR 633.311 - Management information systems.  

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...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Management information systems. 633.311 Section 633.311 Employees...Administrative Procedures § 633.311 Management information systems. All grantees shall establish and maintain...

2010-04-01

397

15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.  

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...achievement of the required quality of the product and...effective operation of the quality management system. (3) Design and development changes...equivalent if another quality management system...approved conversion software is maintained by...

2010-01-01

398

The Information Security Management System, Development and Audit  

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Full Text Available Information security management system (ISMS is that part of the overall management system, based on a business risk approach, that it is developed in order to establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve information security

2007-01-01

399

SECURITY MANAGEMENT IN A MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available In database security, the issue of providing a level of security for multimedia information is getting more and more known. For the moment the security of multimedia information is done through the security of the database itself, in the same way, for all classic and multimedia records. So what is the reason for the creation of a security management system and a set of security rules for this type of information? The reason is the fast progress of multimedia information usage in enterprise activities. More and more distributed activities are based on processing multimedia information in real time, which is why the implementation of such a security system is important.

Emanuil REDNIC

2009-06-01

400

Electronic document management systems: an overview.  

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For over a decade, most health care information technology (IT) professionals erroneously learned that document imaging, which is one of the many component technologies of an electronic document management system (EDMS), is the only technology of an EDMS. In addition, many health care IT professionals erroneously believed that EDMSs have either a limited role or no place in IT environments. As a result, most health care IT professionals do not understand documents and unstructured data and their value as structured data partners in most aspects of transaction and information processing systems. PMID:12402630

Kohn, Deborah

2002-08-01

401

System development and asset management under restructuring  

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In many developed countries the electricity infrastructure contains ageing assets. Because of the need of a continuing operation and higher load factors on the network, the opportunities for replacement or refurbishment are limited. These must be regarded as an opportunity to review the structure of the system and to consider the design and development required to meet the new requirements, taking advantage of new available technologies: HVDC, FACTS, cables, etc. The symposium examines assets management issues and assesses strategies for overhauling existing systems, taking into account the impact on market operation, on supply security and environment

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The Design of Scientific Research Project Management System in Universities  

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Full Text Available Researching and designing the university scientific research project management system based on network is conducive to tracking, guiding and managing product life-cycle of the whole research procedure management of projects. It also can provide information support for the managers to make scientific research management decisions and contribute to advancing the management level of scientific research and management. Fully understanding the procedure of scientific research management system, the paper researched problems which are important to project management and designed the basic structure of the scientific research management system according to the manager’s demands. Adopting Myeclipse, Tomcat, Mysql development tools, the function models such as information publishment, achievement exhibition, project management and academic communication can be constructed. Therefore the goal of all-dimensional management of progress, resources and results can be realized. It can not only facilitate project directors to do comprehensivize management of project, but also helpful for the management sector to get the advanced progress information of all the internal scientific research projects. The management system can meet the need of academic institutions macro-management and decision demand of scientific activities, providing support for the project participators’ evaluation.

Shuyan SUN

2014-03-01

403

Dynamic systems of regional economy management optimization  

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One of the most actual problems of the Russian economic life is a regional economic systems formation. The hierarchy of economic and branch priorities should follow from the general idea of an industrial policy. The matter is that the concept of an industrial policy is defined by the system of priorities mainly incorporated in it. The problem of priorities is not solved yet neither on federal, nor at a regional level. It is necessary to recognize, that a substantiation of this or that variant of priorities - objectively a challenge. Such substantiation can be received with the help of dynamic structural modeling and management technology. At formation of the regional industrial policy program the special attention is given to creation of modern type commercial structures. In regions there are headquarters and branches of many largest corporations, holdings and banks. Besides it, many regional enterprises already became inter-regional or even the transnational companies. In this connection an assistance of transformation of the industrial enterprises and their groups in vertically integrated companies and modern type holdings can become a prominent aspect of an industrial policy. Regional economic structures should be reconstructed gradually on the general model of the world class competitive companies. Assistance to creation of new corporational control systems, the organization of headquarters and the central services work - all this can be included into the sphere of regional administration industrial policy. The special attention should be turned on necessity of development of own system of the corporate structures, capable to provide to the region an independent participation in use of the natural resources and industrial-technological potential, at the stage of a regional industrial policy program formation. Transformation of the industrial enterprises and their groups into modern type vertically-integrated companies and holdings can become one of the major directions of an industrial policy of region. The situational-analytical centers (SAC) of regional administration The major component of SAC is dynamic modeling, analysis, forecasting and optimization systems, based on modern intellectual information technologies. Spheres of SAC are not only financial streams management and investments optimization, but also strategic forecasting functions, which provide an optimum choice, "aiming", search of optimum ways of regional development and corresponding investments. It is expedient to consider an opportunity of formation of the uniform organizational-methodical center of an industrial policy of region. This organization can be directly connected to the scheduled-analytical services of the largest economic structures, local authorities, the ministries and departments. Such "direct communication" is capable to provide an effective regional development strategic management. Anyway, the output on foreign markets demands concentration of resources and support of authorities. Offered measures are capable to provide a necessary coordination of efforts of a various level economic structures. For maintenance of a regional industrial policy an attraction of all newest methods of strategic planning and management is necessary. Their activity should be constructed on the basis of modern approaches of economic systems management, cause the essence of an industrial policy is finally reduced to an effective regional and corporate economic activities control centers formation. Opportunities of optimum regional economy planning and management as uniform system Approaches to planning regional economic systems can be different. We will consider some most effective methods of planning and control over a regional facilities condition. All of them are compact and evident, that allows to put them into the group of average complexity technologies. At the decision of problems of a regional resource management is rather perspective the so-called "topographical" approach, which is used by intellectual information tec

Trofimov, S.; Kudzh, S.

404

Master's Degree in Management Information Systems with a Supply Chain Management Focus  

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A graduate curriculum in Management Information Systems with a Supply Chain Management focus is presented. The motivation for this endeavor stems from the fact that the global scope of modern business organizations and the competitive environment in which they operate, requires an information system leveraged supply chain management system (SCM)…

Ramaswamy, Kizhanatham V.; Boyd, Joseph L.; Desai, Mayur

2007-01-01

405

Design and Management of Networked Information Systems.  

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In this paper, we present a newly started research project at the Center for Tele-Information at the Technical University of Denmark. The project focuses on the design and management of networked information systems, that is computer-based IS linked by a wide area network and supporting communication between geographically dispersed organizational units. Examples include logistics systems, airline booking systems, and CSCW systems. We assume that the design and implementation of networked IS is significantly more difficult and risky than the development of traditional "stand-alone" computer-based IS. There are several reasons for this: (a) Networked IS are large and complex systems; (b) in most cases, one has to deal with a number of existing - probably heterogenous - technical hardware and software platforms and link them together in a network; (c) differences in organizational culture, work practices and work organization in different locations may make it very difficult to reach a common understanding of the purpose, design and use of the system; and (d) conflicts of interest and opportunistic behavior may impede or even confound the development of the system. We focus on the following four research questions:1. What is the essence of the new managerial theories and models and how do they define the role of telecommunications and IT in organizations?2. How are these organizational theories and models implemented in practice?3. How is the design and implementation of information systems and networks actually organized and carried out?4. What are the consequences for work content, skills, working conditions, etc.? The research project consists of a theoretical analysis of contemporary management theories as well as a number of in-depth case studies of firms engaged in the design and implementation of networked information systems.

Havn, Erling; Bansler, JØrgen P.

1996-01-01

406

E-waste handling process from A to Z in Portugal  

OpenAIRE

The conference “E-waste handling process from A to Z in Portugal”, held in Portugal on May 6 and 13, 2014, and focused on the general aspects in the treatment of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) at the end of life cycle was carried out under the program EWASTEU - Legal Regulations and Implementations on e-waste in EU. This program had its first edition in 2013 in Yasar University (Izmir, Turkey), with the participation of several higher education instituti...

Bas?arici, Samsun M.; Zincir, Ibrahim; Rana, Tohid Ahmed; Marques, Ce?lio Gonc?alo; Silva, Vasco Gestosa

2014-01-01

407

INTRODUCTION OF A NEW LEAVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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The introduction of new leave rules (arising from the RSL, PRP and other programmes) has made the present leave management system rather complicated and difficult to manage. It has therefore been decided to replace it with a more flexible and adaptable system, which will come into force on 1st October 2000. Henceforth, days of leave will be credited monthly instead of annually. Members of the personnel will have round-the-clock direct access to more detailed, confidential information regarding their various kinds of leave. They will also receive a personal monthly statement with their pay slips. The new system does not require any amendment of the regulations, except with respect to the frequency of leave calculations (monthly instead of annual). I. Main characteristics of the new leave system 1. The main feature of the new system is the creation of accounts to which leave will be credited or debited as appropriate. Depending on their circumstances, members of the personnel may have up to four individual leav...

DIVISION HR; TEL. 74474

2000-01-01

408

INTRODUCTION OF A NEW LEAVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

CERN Multimedia

The introduction of new leave rules (arising from the RSL, PRP and other programs) has made the present leave management system rather complicated and difficult to manage. It has therefore been decided to replace it with a more flexible and adaptable system, which will come into force on 1st October 2000. Henceforth, days of leave will be credited monthly instead of annually. Members of the personnel will have round-the-clock direct access to more detailed, confidential information regarding their various kinds of leave. They will also receive a personal monthly statement with their pay slips. The new system does not require any amendment of the regulations, except with respect to the frequency of leave calculations (monthly instead of annual). I. Main characteristics of the new leave system1. The main feature of the new system is the creation of accounts to which leave will be credited or debited as appropriate. Depending on their circumstances, members of the personnel may have up to four individual leave a...

DIVISION HR

2000-01-01

409

INTRODUCTION OF A NEW LEAVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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The introduction of new leave rules (arising from the RSL, PRP and other programmes) has made the present leave management system rather complicated and difficult to manage. It has therefore been decided to replace it with a more flexible and adaptable system, which will come into force on 1st October 2000. Henceforth, days of leave will be credited monthly instead of annually. Members of the personnel will have round-the-clock direct access to more detailed, confidential information regarding their various kinds of leave.They will also receive a personal monthly statement with their pay slips. The new system does not require any amendment of the regulations, except with respect to the frequency of leave calculations (monthly instead of annual). I. Main characteristics of the new leave system 1. The main feature of the new system is the creation of accounts to which leave will be credited or debited as appropriate. Depending on their circumstances, members of the personnel may have up to four individual leave...

HR Division

2000-01-01

410

The Application of Total Quality Management and Knowledge Management in Health System  

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Today, quality and knowledge are turned into determining factors of success and competitiveness of organizations and total quality management and knowledge management are discussed as one of the last organizational issues in management science. In this study after a short overview of theoretical literature of total quality management and knowledge management and the importance of implementing these modern systems in health system, the importance and method of their application in health syste...

Mahdieh Taheri; Davood Gharakhani

2013-01-01

411

Configuration and Data Management Process and the System Safety Professional  

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This article presents a discussion of the configuration management (CM) and the Data Management (DM) functions and provides a perspective of the importance of configuration and data management processes to the success of system safety activities. The article addresses the basic requirements of configuration and data management generally based on NASA configuration and data management policies and practices, although the concepts are likely to represent processes of any public or private organization's well-designed configuration and data management program.

Shivers, Charles Herbert; Parker, Nelson C. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

412

Information Support of the Higher Education Quality Management System  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the quality management system (QMS of a university as a combination of organizational structure, procedures, processes and resources needed to implement quality policy with the help of quality planning, management, control and improvement, the need for automated information system of the university quality management system control

Murat K. Baymuldin

2013-01-01

413

21 CFR 880.6315 - Remote Medication Management System.  

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...Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION...Remote Medication Management System. (a...remote medication management system...intended for use as an aid to health care...for Industry and Food and Drug Administration...Remote Medication Management System.”...

2010-04-01

414

Integration of management systems on the chosen example  

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Purpose: The paper presents effects of integrated management systems implementation. Integration of these systems makes possible organization image and working efficiency improvement.Design/methodology/approach: Despite of difficulties occurring during integrated management systems implementation the analyzed production enterprise achieved many advantages, for example: gaining of new customers, cost reduction through faults elimination, inside communication improvement, management improvement...

Spilka, M.; Kania, A.; Nowosielski, R.

2009-01-01

415

Implementation of a Fully Integrated and Risk Based Management System  

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Mr Erik Wiig presented the implementation of a fully integrated and risk based management system at NSEP. He described the overall objectives of the system and the business model. During his presentation, Mr Wiig deployed some management and execution/support processes. He finally gave an overview of the main elements of the risk and opportunities management systems

416

Implementation of reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer management system  

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A detailed management system implementation process for a realized reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) is presented. The ROADM is capable of freely adding/dropping any of 40 wavelengths within C-band at ITU_T standard spacing according to the user's configuration demand from the management system. SNMP and Java language are used in the deployment of the management system. The management system framework and its implementation process are introduced in template-based form, so they are generic enough to be deployed in managing such reconfigurable elements in optical transport network, and be of value to others who are contemplating managing such kind of reconfigurable elements.

Lei, Lei; Huang, Zhaoxiang; Zhang, Minglun; Huang, Yongqing; Li, Ling

2005-11-01

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Integrating configuration workflows with project management system  

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The complexity of the heterogeneous computing resources, services and recurring infrastructure changes at the GridKa WLCG Tier-1 computing center require a structured approach to configuration management and optimization of interplay between functional components of the whole system. A set of tools deployed at GridKa, including Puppet, Redmine, Foreman, SVN and Icinga, provides the administrative environment giving the possibility to define and develop configuration workflows, reduce the administrative effort and improve sustainable operation of the whole computing center. In this presentation we discuss the developed configuration scenarios implemented at GridKa, which we use for host installation, service deployment, change management procedures, service retirement etc. The integration of Puppet with a project management tool like Redmine provides us with the opportunity to track problem issues, organize tasks and automate these workflows. The interaction between Puppet and Redmine results in automatic updates of the issues related to the executed workflow performed by different system components. The extensive configuration workflows require collaboration and interaction between different departments like network, security, production etc. at GridKa. Redmine plugins developed at GridKa and integrated in its administrative environment provide an effective way of collaboration within the GridKa team. We present the structural overview of the software components, their connections, communication protocols and show a few working examples of the workflows and their automation.

Nilsen, Dimitri; Weber, Pavel

2014-06-01

418

Frequency Based Demand Management System in Residential Context  

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Full Text Available Electric utilities are forced to adopt load shedding during peak periods due to increase in demand by fast growing industries. Under peak period, the proposed Frequency Based Demand Management System, switch off all the low priority loads, while operating the deferrable loads based on environmental condition. The system also manages the operation of storage unit between Demand Management (DM and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS mode. The proposed Demand Management System (DMS manages all the controllable loads and storage unit of the consumer based on system and environmental condition, thereby maintaining the system frequency. The system gives more convenience to the consumers and also relieves the utility from the bottleneck

Lekshmi R. R

2014-05-01

419

Development of management accounting system in X company  

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Master's thesis analyses the development of a management accounting system in a company that develops and applies innovations. The paper analyzes the main problems determining development of a management accounting system in the innovative production company and provides recommendations to solve these problems. The first part of the paper deals with the theoretical aspect of a management accounting, the concept of a management accounting, presents the role of a management accounting in an inn...

Mikuckas, Valdas

2013-01-01

420

Location analysis of intermediate facilities within a waste management system  

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This report presents an introduction to municipal solid waste management and a thorough lit- erature review on how to optimise locations of Intermediate Facilities in order to improve the waste management system as a whole. The importance of waste management is underlined in the introduction, together with justi cations on using Operations Research to optimise waste manage- ment. The waste management system is described and the importance of Intermediate Facilities is highlight...

Du Toit, D.

2010-01-01

421

PETRA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT EXECUTIVE BOARD (BEM) PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Petra Christian University Student Executive Board (BEM) needs an administrative and project management system that can help managing the activities. This Board was having a problem of coordination on managing the activities they have. The tight schedule of each member of the executive staffs who comes from different departments has created this problem. To answer the above problem, an administrative and project management system is developed to help PCU BEM managing each of their activities....

Yulia .; Arlinah Imam Rahardjo; Suryani

2012-01-01

422

Complex Systems Design & Management : Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management  

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This book contains all refereed papers that were accepted to the third edition of the « Complex Systems Design & Management » (CSD&M 2012) international conference that took place in Paris (France) from December 12-14, 2012. (Website: http://www.csdm2012.csdm.fr)  These proceedings cover the most recent trends in the emerging field of complex systems sciences & practices from an industrial and academic perspective, including the main industrial domains (transport, defense & security, electronics, energy & environment, e-services), scientific & technical topics (systems fundamentals, systems architecture& engineering, systems metrics & quality, systemic  tools) and system types (transportation systems, embedded systems, software & information systems, systems of systems, artificial ecosystems). The CSD&M 2012 conference is organized under the guidance of the CESAMES non-profit organization (http://www.cesames.net).

Caseau, Yves; Krob, Daniel; Rauzy, Antoine

2013-01-01

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Complex Systems Design & Management : Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management  

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This book contains all refereed papers that were accepted to the second edition of the « Complex Systems Design & Management » (CSDM 2011) international conference that took place in Paris (France) from December 7 to December 9, 2011. (Website: http://www.csdm2011.csdm.fr/). These proceedings cover the most recent trends in the emerging field of complex systems sciences & practices from an industrial and academic perspective, including the main industrial domains (transport, defense & security, electronics, energy & environment, e-services), scientific & technical topics (systems fundamentals, systems architecture& engineering, systems metrics & quality, systemic  tools) and system types (transportation systems, embedded systems, software & information systems, systems of systems, artificial ecosystems). The CSDM 2011 conference is organized under the guidance of the CESAMES non-profit organization (http://www.cesames.net/).

Krob, Daniel; Voirin, Jean-Luc

2012-01-01

424

Glance Information System for ATLAS Management  

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ATLAS Experiment is an international collaboration where more than 37 countries, 172 institutes and laboratories, 2900 physicists, engineers, and computer scientists plus 700 students participate. The management of this teamwork involves several aspects such as institute contribution, employment records, members' appointment, authors' list, preparation and publication of papers and speakers nomination. Previously, most of the information was accessible by a limited group and developers had to face problems such as different terminology, diverse data modeling, heterogeneous databases and unlike users needs. Moreover, the systems were not designed to handle new requirements. The maintenance has to be an easy task due to the long lifetime experiment and professionals turnover. The Glance system, a generic mechanism for accessing any database, acts as an intermediate layer isolating the user from the particularities of each database. It retrieves, inserts and updates the database independently of its technology and modeling. Relying on Glance, a group of systems were built to support the ATLAS management and operation aspects: ATLAS Membership, ATLAS Appointments, ATLAS Speakers, ATLAS Analysis Follow-Up, ATLAS Conference Notes, ATLAS Thesis, ATLAS Traceability and DSS Alarms Viewer. This paper presents the overview of the Glance information framework and describes the privilege mechanism developed to grant different level of access for each member and system.

Grael, F. F.; Maidantchik, C.; Évora, L. H. R. A.; Karam, K.; Moraes, L. O. F.; Cirilli, M.; Nessi, M.; Pommès, K.; ATLAS Collaboration

2011-12-01

425

Loyalty in managed care: a leadership system.  

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Healthcare executives are given a comprehensive and integrated ten-step system to lead their organization toward stabilizing a financial base, improving profitability, and differentiating themselves in the marketplace. This executive guide to implementing loyalty-based leadership can be adapted and used on an immediate basis by healthcare leaders. This article is a useful resource for healthcare executives as they move to make loyalty an organizational resource. Effectively managing the often-fragmented forces of loyalty can produce a healthier bottom line and improve the commitment among key stakeholders within a managed care environment. A brief loyalty-based leadership practices survey is included to serve as a catalyst for leaders and their teams to strategically discuss loyalty and retention in their organization. PMID:11066965

Kerns, C D

2000-01-01

426

Managing data in surgical trials: a guide to modern-day data management systems.  

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Data management is the strategy that is used for collecting, organizing, and managing data within an organization. Clinical data management plays a key part in the success of any clinical trial. The use of technology and computerized systems in the conduct of clinical trials has increased over the years and is now mainstream. The United States Food and Drug Administration has established requirements to ensure that electronic records and electronic signatures are trustworthy and reliable. Critical to the success of a data management protocol are the experienced members of the data management team. We review common aspects of data management and management systems. PMID:22810447

Bhatti, Paljinder; Schemitsch, Emil H; Bhandari, Mohit

2012-07-18

427

Intelligent Technologies in Model Base Management System Design Automation  

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The article describes the prospects of model base management system design automation for decision support systems and suggests the toolbox scheme for design automation based on intelligent technologies.

Semenova, Irina

2010-01-01

428

Iberdrola`s alarms management system  

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Iberdrola has developed a corporative Alarms Management System (codename ALARMS) that acquires, in near real-time, the alarms, events and messages produced by the 25 Transmission and Distribution Control Systems, stores them in several relational data base servers and allows corporative access to them. ALARMS has a range of users, ranging from network operators to protections, maintenance, planning, control and communications engineers. Access is performed in client/server, with a number of facilities for searching storage and printing. The development has been very cost-effective for being based in standard products: the different operative systems used - DOS, Unix and Windows are employed where appropriate-, the communication protocol -all communications are -C, PRO*C and Visual Basic-, and finally a relational Data Base Server. (Author)

Corera, J.M.; Ferrer, J.V.; Lezameta, J.R. [Iberdrola (Spain); Martin, O.; Nebreda, M. [Iberinco (Spain)

1997-12-31

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14 CFR 1212.702 - Associate Administrator for Management Systems and Facilities.  

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...false Associate Administrator for Management Systems and Facilities...702 Associate Administrator for Management Systems and Facilities. (a) The Associate Administrator for Management Systems and Facilities...

2010-01-01

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Integration of management systems on the chosen example  

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Full Text Available Purpose: The paper presents effects of integrated management systems implementation. Integration of these systems makes possible organization image and working efficiency improvement.Design/methodology/approach: Despite of difficulties occurring during integrated management systems implementation the analyzed production enterprise achieved many advantages, for example: gaining of new customers, cost reduction through faults elimination, inside communication improvement, management improvement etc.Findings: In this article the analysis of workings in direction to integration of managements systems in the chosen production enterprise was showed. The first step of this integration was quality management system implementation which next was integrated with environmental management system and occupational health and safety management system.Research limitations/implications: Integrated management systems may functioning in all types of organizations. The one of the problems is high cost of this system working what causes belligerent attitude of management for systems integrations.Practical implications: Integrated management systems is an effective tool of development strategy realization what leads to processes improvement and competitive position betterment.Originality/value: As a result of integrated management systems functioning products of analyzed enterprise are: the best quality, they characterized minimum influence on the environment and they are manufactured in safety work conditions. It is a good direction for many organizations development.

M. Spilka

2009-08-01

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Advantages and Limitations of Integrated Management System: the Theoretical Viewpoint  

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Purpose. The goal of the paper is to discuss the potential benefits and to highlight the drawbacks of integrated management system for organizations that seek to improve management process.Methodology. Methods of the research were used: analysis of a scientific and special literature that presents the requirements, models and results of integrated management systems studies, and analysis of statistical data to assess actuality of integrated management systems for enterprises in Lithuania.Find...

Agota Giedr? Raišien?

2011-01-01

432

Implementation of a template management interface for document systems  

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In the development of document management systems we are often confronted with the implementation of office packages into the document management system. By doing this, we face similar concerns regarding the implementation of the template, therefore we can put the requirements together and create an interface to manage the template into the document management system. The interface can shorten the time required for the construction and maintenance of templates of the office packages in the do...

Kmet, Damjan

2010-01-01

433

Quality management systems selection using FAHP and mixed integer programming  

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In current paper, an organized and quantitative approach is proposed for selection of quality management systems. The proposed model of this paper first uses fuzzy analytic hierarchical process to rank different quality management systems. Since there are normally various constraints associated with the selection of quality management, we propose a 0-1 programming for selecting an optimal mix of quality management systems. We also use the proposed model of this paper for a real-world case stu...

Majid Nojavan; Amir abbas Shojaie; Mohammad Eftekhari

2011-01-01

434

SAMSON: Severe Accident Management System Online Network  

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SAMSON, Severe Accident Management System Online Network, is a computational tool used in the event of a nuclear power plant accident by accident managers in the Technical Support Centers (TSC) and Emergency Offsite Facilities (EOF). SAMSON examines over 150 status points monitored by nuclear power plant process computers during a severe accident and makes predictions about when core damage, support plate failure, and reactor vessel failure will occur. These predictions are based on the current state of the plant assuming that all safety equipment not already operating will fail. The status points analyzed include radiation levels, flow rates, pressure levels, temperatures and water levels. SAMSON uses an expert system as well as neural networks trained with the back propagation learning algorithm to make predictions. Previous training on data from accident analysis code allows SAMSON to associate different states in the plant with different times to critical failures. The accidents currently recognized by SAMSON include steam generator tube ruptures (SGTR), with breaks ranging from one tube to eights tubes, and loss of coolant accidents (LOCA), with breaks ranging from 0.001 square feet in size to breaks 3.0 square feet. SAMSON contains several neural networks for each accident type and break size, and chooses the correct network after accident classification by in expert system. SAMSON also provides information concerning the status of plant sensors and recovery stre status of plant sensors and recovery strategies

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Remotely Accessed Vehicle Traffic Management System  

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The ever increasing number of vehicles in most metropolitan cities around the world and the limitation in altering the transportation infrastructure, led to serious traffic congestion and an increase in the travelling time. In this work we exploit the emergence of novel technologies such as the internet, to design an intelligent Traffic Management System (TMS) that can remotely monitor and control a network of traffic light controllers located at different sites. The system is based on utilizing Embedded Web Servers (EWS) technology to design a web-based TMS. The EWS located at each intersection uses IP technology for communicating remotely with a Central Traffic Management Unit (CTMU) located at the traffic department authority. Friendly GUI software installed at the CTMU will be able to monitor the sequence of operation of the traffic lights and the presence of traffic at each intersection as well as remotely controlling the operation of the signals. The system has been validated by constructing a prototype that resembles the real application.

Al-Alawi, Raida

2010-06-01

436

The Dark Energy Survey Data Management System  

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The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a project with the goal of building, installing and exploiting a new 74 CCD-camera at the Blanco telescope, in order to study the nature of cosmic acceleration. It will cover 5000 square degrees of the southern hemisphere sky and will record the positions and shapes of 300 million galaxies up to redshift 1.4. The survey will be completed using 525 nights during a 5-year period starting in 2012. About O(1 TB) of raw data will be produced every night, including science and calibration images. The DES data management system has been designed for the processing, calibration and archiving of these data. It is being developed by collaborating DES institutions, led by NCSA. In this contribution, we describe the basic functions of the system, what kind of scientific codes are involved and how the Data Challenge process works, to improve simultaneously the Data Management system algorithms and the Science Working Group analysis codes.

Sevilla, I.; /Madrid, CIEMAT; Armstrong, R.; Jarvis, M.; /Pennsylvania U.; Bertin, E.; /Paris, Inst. Astrophys.; Carlson, A.; Desai, S.; Mohr, J.; /Munich U.; Daues, G.; Gower, M.; Gruendl, R.; Petravick, D.; /Illinois U., Urbana /Illinois U., Urbana /Chicago U. /Fermilab /Brookhaven /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.

2011-09-01

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The Dark Energy Survey Data Management System  

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The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a project with the goal of building, installing and exploiting a new 74 CCD-camera at the Blanco telescope, in order to study the nature of cosmic acceleration. It will cover 5000 square degrees of the southern hemisphere sky and will record the positions and shapes of 300 million galaxies up to redshift 1.4. The survey will be completed using 525 nights during a 5-year period starting in 2012. About O(1 TB) of raw data will be produced every night, including science and calibration images. The DES data management system has been designed for the processing, calibration and archiving of these data. It is being developed by collaborating DES institutions, led by NCSA. In this contribution, we describe the basic functions of the system, what kind of scientific codes are involved and how the Data Challenge process works, to improve simultaneously the Data Management system algorithms and the Science Working Group analysis codes.

Sevilla, I; Bertin, E; Carlson, A; Daues, G; Desai, S; Gower, M; Gruendl, R; Hanlon, W; Jarvis, M; Kessler, R; Kuropatkin, N; Lin, H; Marriner, J; Mohr, J; Petravick, D; Sheldon, E; Swanson, M E C; Tomashek, T; Tucker, D; Yang, Y; Yanny, B

2011-01-01

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The Dark Energy Survey Data Management System  

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The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a project with the goal of building, installing and exploiting a new 74 CCD-camera at the Blanco telescope, in order to study the nature of cosmic acceleration. It will cover 5000 square degrees of the southern hemisphere sky and will record the positions and shapes of 300 million galaxies up to redshift 1.4. The survey will be completed using 525 nights during a 5-year period starting in 2012. About O(1 TB) of raw data will be produced every night, including science and calibration images. The DES data management system has been designed for the processing, calibration and archiving of these data. It is being developed by collaborating DES institutions, led by NCSA. In this contribution, we describe the basic functions of the system, what kind of scientific codes are involved and how the Data Challenge process works, to improve simultaneously the Data Management system algorithms and the Science Working Group analysis codes.

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Web-based Projects Evaluation Management System  

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Full Text Available This project designs a Web-based evaluation management system for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS. Problem statement: The Msc students in College of Arts and Sciences (CAS in applied sciences had to take their final project as a project paper in order to fulfill the requirements of their programs and be able to graduate. The final project was evaluated in two parts; first part is representing 40% of the total mark and evaluated by evaluators. Second part was representing 60% of the total mark and evaluated by the student's supervisor. These evaluation were done manually. Both the evaluators and supervisors had to fill in the evaluation forms manually and submit them to the office. Approach: The design research methodology or sometimes called "improvement research" contained the major steps: Awareness the problem, suggestion, development, evaluation and conclusion. Results: Both evaluators and supervisors can fill in the evaluation forms through the Internet. Bring the advantage of saving time and resources over traditional paper and pencil scan sheet method. For enhancing the performance of current final project evaluation process in College of Arts and Sciences (CAS this study proposed a web based evaluation management system to replace the current paper forms used by the evaluators and supervisors. Conclusion: Implementing this system will enable the evaluation results to be entered, presume and retrieved anytime anywhere.

S. Al-Zoubi

2008-01-01

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Systems analysis study for waste management criteria  

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LLL is providing technical support to the U.S. NRC in the development of standards for the management and disposal of high-level and transuranic wastes. The problem logically splits into two phases: the pre-emplacement phase of the waste management system and the repository post-sealing phase. Using a system analysis approach, we have structured our modeling effort in such a way as to produce societal risk evaluations at stated confidence levels so that the NRC can develop regulations for the broadest set of conditions possible. We are using a multicycle approach in developing the societal risk evaluations. The modeling effort uses a three level concept. At the first level, simple models are developed for first principles of chemistry and physics. These initial models use lumped parameters to provide insight into important processes. The second level modeling effort is designed to provide a flexible, fast running system analysis model. The third level of modeling provides a method for validating the second level models inputting numerical data and development of algorithms for use in the second level models