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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 11kg/capita of WEEE against the target of 4kg/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. PMID:20951410

Wath, Sushant B; 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  

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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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E-Waste Management and Challenges  

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E-Waste is one of the silent degraders of the environment in the fast-growing world. This paper explores briefly the ultra-modern problem of E-Waste. After enumerating the causes and effects of the E-Waste, it focuses on management of the E-waste using modern techniques. The paper also deals with the responsibilities of the governments, industries and citizens in reducing E-waste.

Narayanan, S.; Kumar, K. Ram

2010-11-01

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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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Full Text Available 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.

D. Aktsoglou

2010-01-01

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E-waste scenario in India, its management and implications.  

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Electronic waste or E-waste comprises of old, end-of-life electronic appliances such as computers, laptops, TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, freezers, mobile phones, MP3 players, etc., which have been disposed of by their original users. E-waste contains many hazardous constituents that may negatively impact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. Various organizations, bodies, and governments of many countries have adopted and/or developed the environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management to tackle the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. This paper presents E-waste composition, categorization, Global and Indian E-waste scenarios, prospects of recoverable, recyclable, and hazardous materials found in the E-waste, Best Available Practices, recycling, and recovery processes followed, and their environmental and occupational hazards. Based on the discussion, various challenges for E-waste management particularly in India are delineated, and needed policy interventions were discussed. PMID:20151189

Wath, Sushant B; Dutt, P S; Chakrabarti, T

2011-01-01

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

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Full Text Available 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 study involved field survey andanalysis of the available data. The analysis of data could highlight the strategy for the management of E-wastein the city. In this context, the study intends to reduce the environmental and health impacts from unscientificE-waste management and for understanding of E-waste collection, flow, recycling. All in all E-wastemanagement in Bangalore has moved forward in many ways and can now serve as a model for other cities andstate in the country.

K. Sudhir

2009-10-01

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The challenge of electronic waste (e-waste) management in developing countries.  

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Information and telecommunications technology (ICT) and computer Internet networking has penetrated nearly every aspect of modern life, and is positively affecting human life even in the most remote areas of the developing countries. The rapid growth in ICT has led to an improvement in the capacity of computers but simultaneously to a decrease in the products lifetime as a result of which increasingly large quantities of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) are generated annually. ICT development in most developing countries, particularly in Africa, depends more on secondhand or refurbished EEEs most of which are imported without confirmatory testing for functionality. As a result large quantities of e-waste are presently being managed in these countries. The challenges facing the developing countries in e-waste management include: an absence of infrastructure for appropriate waste management, an absence of legislation dealing specifically with e-waste, an absence of any framework for end-of-life (EoL) product take-back or implementation of extended producer responsibility (EPR). This study examines these issues as they relate to practices in developing countries with emphasis on the prevailing situation in Nigeria. Effective management of e-waste in the developing countries demands the implementation of EPR, the establishment of product reuse through remanufacturing and the introduction of efficient recycling facilities. The implementation of a global system for the standardization and certification/labelling of secondhand appliances intended for export to developing countries will be required to control the export of electronic recyclables (e-scarp) in the name of secondhand appliances. PMID:18229743

Osibanjo, O; Nnorom, I C

2007-12-01

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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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E-Waste Recycling Systems and Sound Circulative Economies in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Systems in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan  

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The main purpose of this paper is to review and compare E-waste management systems operating in East Asian countries in efforts to identify future challenges facing the circulative economies in the region. The first topic of this paper is cost sharing (physical and financial) as applied to the various stakeholders, including producers, consumers, local governments and recyclers, in the E-waste management systems. The second topic is the environmental and economical impacts of these E-waste ma...

Soo-cheol Lee; Sung-in Na

2010-01-01

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Producer responsibility for e-waste management: key issues for consideration - learning from the Swiss experience.  

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E-waste, a relatively recent addition to the waste stream in the form of discarded electronic and electric equipment, is getting increasing attention from policy makers as the quantity being generated is rising rapidly. One of the most promising policy options to address this issue is to extend the producers responsibility for their products beyond the point of sale, until end-of-product-life. This paper briefly introduces the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) and its applicability in the area of the end-of-life management of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). It then examines the decade-long experience of Switzerland in using EPR to manage its e-waste, elaborating on the experience of the Swiss system in overcoming specific issues, and finally wrapping up with a synopsis of the lessons for policy makers. We consider each issue as an enquiry of questions confronting a policy maker and the choices that may present themselves. The five issues discussed are: (i) the challenges in getting an EPR based system started; (ii) securing financing to ensure a self-sustaining and smooth functioning system; (iii) organising a logistics network for the take back and collection of the e-waste; (iv) ensuring compliance of the various actors involved; and finally (v) reducing the threat of monopolistic practices. PMID:18162284

Khetriwal, Deepali Sinha; Kraeuchi, Philipp; Widmer, Rolf

2009-01-01

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Managing Hazardous Wastes in Africa: Recyclability of Lead from E-waste Materials  

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Full Text Available Adaptation of the Information Communications Technologies (ICTs is growing in many African countries determined to access the global market system driven by ICTs. As a result of high poverty level in Africa, however, the consumption of ICTs is concentrated on the inferior and used components, which soon become unserviceable and abandoned. Along with the hazardous chemical substances contained in them in significant quantity they are often discarded improperly. Moreso, as the continent weak in environmental regulation. This practice contributes to health and environmental hazards and unsustainable development. There is the need to reclaim and/or recycle components e-wastes growing in quantity in Africa. This study extracted lead from e-waste materials and converted it to an industrial good, lead (II oxide, for recycling to the industry. Among the commonly used chemical reactor materials (metals, copper, iron, zinc, alloys glass and plastic the metals were considered unsuitable as reactor materials on account of interfering reactions. Glass was also considered inadvisable on account of breakages and the attendant wastes while plastic (PVC material was considered best for chemical extraction and recycling process of lead from e-waste materials. It is recommended that e-waste materials containing lead should be recovered and separated for hand-dismantling and mechanical extraction of old solder (lead by use of soldering iron. The lead-extract should be treated in plastic (PVC reactors to get lead (II oxide for recycling to the industry. Also, policy should be put in place for the necessary regulation and management of e-wastes and recycling of lead from them.

Jonah C. Agunwamba

2011-01-01

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E-waste management challenges in Iran: presenting some strategies for improvement of current conditions.  

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E-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in Iran, owing to an increase in consumption of electrical and electronic equipment. Nevertheless, as is the case in some other countries, E-waste management has not received sufficient attention. For the successful implementation of any waste management plan (including an E-waste management plan), the availability of sufficient and accurate information on the quantities and composition of the waste generated and on current management conditions is a fundamental prerequisite. At present, in Iran, there is no available and accurate information that describes the characteristics and generation rate of E-waste or the actual practice of management and handling of the waste. For this initial study, eight electronic products were selected for the determination of their E-waste generation rate in the country, and two cities, Tehran and Tabriz, were selected for assessment of the current condition of E-waste management. The study found that the amount of E-waste generation in the country for the eight selected electronic items alone was 115,286, 112,914 and 115,151 metric tons in 2008, 2009 and 2010, respectively. Of the types of electronic items included in the study, televisions, with an average of 42.42%, and PCs, with an average of 32.66% accounted for the greatest proportions of the total mass of E-waste generated during 2008-2010. Currently, despite the fact that primary legislation for E-waste management (as part of general waste legislation) exists in Iran, this primary legislation has not yet been implemented. In practical terms, there is no definite policy or plan for the allocation of funds to prepare suitable equipment and facilities for the management and recycling of E-waste at the end of the products' useful life. Proposed improvements in current conditions are identified, first by considering other countries' experiences and then suggesting specific practical policies, rules, and regulations that should be established and applied to all levels of E-waste management. One of the most attractive E-waste management policies is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) programme in combination with a training programme at different levels of society. An approach consisting of a mandated product take back is proposed for implementing EPR in Iran. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry and the Environmental Protection Agency should strictly supervise E-waste collection, storage, and recycling and/or disposal, and the Trade and Industry Ministries must have more control over the import and production of electronic goods. PMID:21945991

Taghipour, Hassan; Nowrouz, Parviz; Jafarabadi, Mohamad Asghari; Nazari, Jalil; Hashemi, Ahmad Asl; Mosaferi, Mohammad; Dehghanzadeh, Reza

2012-11-01

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

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Full Text Available 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 and procedures for its disposal and recycling. Putting the onus of re-cycling of electronic wastes (e-waste on the producers, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF has for the first time notified e-waste management rules (2011. This review article provides the associated issues and impact of this emerging problem, in the light of initiatives in India. [National J of Med Res 2012; 2(1.000: 107-110

Ajeet Saoji

2012-02-01

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

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Full Text Available 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 education institutions. The results of the study reveal that 1 e-Waste in institutions of Thai higher education is categorized into eight types: e-Waste came from IT and telecommunications equipment, Consumer equipment, Lighting equipment, Electrical and electronic tools, Large household appliances, Monitoring and control instruments, Small household appliances and Medical devices; 2 the progress of ICT 2020 or Smart Thailand 2020 was to clearly indicate that not all Thai higher education institutions were aware of the deployment of Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology Policy for 2011 – 2020 under the strategic section of 7.2 including its purposes and implementation; and 3 the e-Waste management was done under the principle of ICT EcoDesign following the 4Rs.

Prateep Lertchaiprasert

2013-06-01

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E-Waste Recycling Systems and Sound Circulative Economies in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Systems in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan  

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Full Text Available The main purpose of this paper is to review and compare E-waste management systems operating in East Asian countries in efforts to identify future challenges facing the circulative economies in the region. The first topic of this paper is cost sharing (physical and financial as applied to the various stakeholders, including producers, consumers, local governments and recyclers, in the E-waste management systems. The second topic is the environmental and economical impacts of these E-waste management systems on recycling technology, trans-boundary movement of E-wastes and Design for Environment (DfE. The final topic is the possibility for international cooperation in the region in terms of E-waste management systems. The authors’ preliminary result is that the E-waste management systems operating in these East Asian countries have contributed to extended producer responsibility and DfE to some extent, but many challenges remain in their improvement through proper cost sharing among the stakeholders. It is also clear that the cross-border transfer of E-wastes cannot be resolved by one nation alone, and thus international cooperation will be indispensable in finding a suitable solution.

Soo-cheol Lee

2010-06-01

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E-waste: collect more, treat better: Tracking take-back system performance for eco-efficient electronics recycling:  

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This dissertation establishes a methodology for evaluating the performance of take-back and treatment systems for end-oflife electronics (e-waste). First, a comprehensive classification is developed to fully understand the complex characteristics of e-waste. A multivariate model is then created to quantify e-waste generation for mapping e-waste flows and tracking the collection efficiency. A multidisciplinary approach is taken to assess the technical performance of e-waste treatment infrastru...

Wang, F.

2014-01-01

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Environmental impact of ICT and implications for e-waste management in Romania  

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Full Text Available The development of Information and communications technology (ICT, as core of the digital economy, presents contradictory effects on the environment. The paper presents the main perspectives of environmental impact of ICT, especially in relation with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, e-waste, as they result from the approaches found in literature and the reports of official international and national bodies. The analysis of impact on environment and e-waste is done on two levels: the impact of ICT sectors and the impact of electronic applications (including the electronic commerce. The article ends with customizing the characteristics of the digital economy in Romania. Particular attention is paid to WEEE generated from the development of the digital economy and the significant challenges which the systems of collection, treatment and disposal must meet the environmental requirements.

Valentina TARTIU

2010-12-01

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A production-theory-based framework for analysing recycling systems in the e-waste sector  

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Modern approaches in the production theory of business and management economics propose that objects (e.g. materials) be divided into good, bad or neutral. In transformation processes such as occur in production or recycling this makes it possible to distinguish stringently between the economic revenue of a process and the economic and ecological expenditures for it. This approach can be transferred to entire systems of processes in order to determine the system revenue and the system expenditure. Material flow nets or graphs are used for this purpose. In complex material flow systems it becomes possible to calculate not only the costs, but also the direct and indirect environmental impacts of an individual process or a system revenue (for example a product or the elimination of waste) consistently. The approach permits a stringent analysis as well as different analysis perspectives of a material flow system. It is particularly suitable for closed-loop economic systems in which material backflows occur. With the aid of an example developed jointly with Hewlett Packard Europe, the paper outlines how this approach can be employed in the field of e-waste management

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

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Full Text Available 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 environmental concern. There are huge differences among member states,although the hierarchies could vary a lot. The European waste policy framework is quite well developed with a strongbranch for WEEE. Nevertheless, most of WEEE is dumped in third world countries. The initiative of severalcompanies to build up a European Recycling Platform is an important step to improve effectiveness in e-wastemanagement. The widespread use of the shipment business solution is however evidence that it is still not costeffective. The analysis of the typology and spatial patterns of waste generation, the current waste policy framework,the main waste management practices employed in case of WEEE, and the business solutions resulted in a number ofobservations. Among these, we stress the urgent need for improved data collection procedures, reporting guidelinesand development of simple and effective control tools.

Ildiko IOAN

2010-12-01

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Managing Electronic Waste: Issues with Exporting E-Waste. CRS Report for Congress.  

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Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term that is used loosely to refer to obsolete, broken, or irreparable electronic devices like televisions, computer central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors (flat screen and cathode ray tubes), laptops, printers,...

L. Luther

2009-01-01

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E-waste hazard: The impending challenge  

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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 infrastru...

Pinto Violet

2008-01-01

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E-waste hazard: The impending challenge  

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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...

Pinto, Violet N.

2008-01-01

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

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This Requirements Verification Report provides the traceability of how Project W-314 fulfilled the Project Development Specification requirements for the AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System Upgrade package

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Managing Hazardous Wastes in Africa: Recyclability of Lead from E-waste Materials  

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Adaptation of the Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) is growing in many African countries determined to access the global market system driven by ICTs. As a result of high poverty level in Africa, however, the consumption of ICTs is concentrated on the inferior and used components, which soon become unserviceable and abandoned. Along with the hazardous chemical substances contained in them in significant quantity they are often discarded improperly. Moreso, as the continent weak i...

Eneh, Onyenekenwa C.; Agunwamba, Jonah C.

2011-01-01

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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 computers

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E-waste hazard: The impending challenge  

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Full Text Available 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 and procedures for its disposal and recycling. This review article provides a concise overview of India?s current e-waste scenario, namely magnitude of the problem, environmental and health hazards, current disposal and recycling operations, existing legal framework, organizations working on this issue and recommendations for action.

Pinto Violet

2008-01-01

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E-waste hazard: The impending challenge  

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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 and procedures for its disposal and recycling. This review article provides a concise overview of India's current e-waste scenario, namely magnitude of the problem, environmental and health hazards, current disposal and recycling operations, existing legal framework, organizations working on this issue and recommendations for action.

Pinto, Violet N.

2008-01-01

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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  

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

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Manager’s Coordinate Systems  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The four principal conditions of the arrangement of a manager's thinking systems are substantiated: the ability to think and live simultaneously in three coordinate systems; the ability to think quite naturally using systemological concepts; the ability to state and analyze concept definitions, as well as the ability to apply system approach principles in everyday practice at the automatic performance level.

2011-01-01

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Human Resource Management System  

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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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Intelligent information management systems  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Reports are presented from the International Conference on Intelligent Information Management Systems held June 5-7, 1996. Topics are included on information management, database management systems, information technology, and knowledge based systems. Individual projects have been processed separately for the United States Department of Energy databases.

Wong, J.S. [ed.

1996-12-31

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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)

1988-10-05

45

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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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.

2012-05-01

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Systemic project management  

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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 th...

Yan Song

2011-01-01

48

Learning Content Management Systems  

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Full Text Available The paper explains the evolution of e-Learning and related concepts and tools and its connection with other concepts such as Knowledge Management, Human Resources Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Information Technology. The paper also distinguished Learning Content Management Systems from Learning Management Systems and Content Management Systems used for general web-based content. The newest Learning Content Management System, very expensive and yet very little implemented is one of the best tools that helps us to cope with the realities of the 21st Century in what learning concerns. The debates over how beneficial one or another system is for an organization, can be driven by costs involved, efficiency envisaged, and availability of the product on the market.

Tache JURUBESCU

2008-01-01

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NASA's Risk Management System  

Science.gov (United States)

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  

Science.gov (United States)

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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Engineering Document Management System.  

Science.gov (United States)

The implementation of an engineering document management system (EDMS) is described. The system models CAD drawings and other engineering documents as objects, which can be composed of subdocuments and have multiple versions and representations. Documents...

H. Peltonen T. Maennistoe K. Alho R. Sulonen

1993-01-01

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Lithium battery management system  

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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

53

Energy management systems  

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This presentation discussed energy management from the perspective of single or multi-seat operation of buildings, or the management of an entire building system from one or many computers, with people sharing knowledge on the entire building operations. It was noted that an integrated system provides enhanced efficiency and improved safety, comfort and convenience. Total system communication integration can be applied to security, fire safety, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, power and video. It offers the advantage of lowering operating cost and improved energy management within the building. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the system were also discussed.

Gibson, W. [EMS-DACS Energy Management Systems, Mississauga, ON (Canada)

2005-03-01

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Collaborative Document Management Systems  

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The volume of the electronic documents that the company nowadays has to manage is high. Therefore the systematic document management has a significant role in company’s working process. The Internet has enabled that the software can be acquired as a service that operates in a cloud environment. In that case the company has the use of the software and pays only for the use. This study gathered the requirements for the cloud based documentation management system. The purpose of the study ...

Viisainen, Harri

2013-01-01

55

Safety Management Systems.  

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This document discusses the issues that need to be considered by the education and training system as it responds to the changing needs of industry in Great Britain. Following a general introduction, the development of quality management ideas is traced. The underlying principles of safety and risk management are clarified and the implications of…

Fido, A. T.; Wood, D. O.

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[e-waste film transcript.doc  

- k k k k k `V~; u ? k k k k Film transcript Environment Agency Tackling the illegal export of e-waste Ed Mitchell, Director of Environment & Business, Environment Agency Around a million tones of electronic equipment is placed on the market in the UK every year as we all upgrade and replace our washing…

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Intranet Document Management Systems.  

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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

58

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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Environmental Management Systems  

Oct 6, 2005 ... Environmental management systems can be used by organisations in both the \\private and public sectors to help ... to adopt more sustainable practices as well \\as improve their environmental performance. ... EMS research.

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Tin Phong Sales Management System  

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The purpose of this project was to design and implement the Tin Phong Sales Management System. The Tin Phong Sales Management System is a sales management system offers services of handling customer, product, stock and sales data.

Mushimiyimana, Simeon

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Competence System Management  

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Full Text Available Competence Set Analysis is a managerial decision analysis theory proposed and studied in 1980’s by the distinguished Professor Po-Lung Yu of Management Science, USA. In this paper, the recent research results in this field and its applications are reviewed, including behavior and decision mechanism, behavior hypotheses, common behavior tendencies, habitual domains analysis, competence set analysis, competence system management, etc.. Finally, further possible extensions and research problems are discussed.Key words: Decision analysis; Competence set analysis; Habitual domain; Behavior pattern; Competence system management

Junwen FENG

2012-11-01

62

Mine personnel management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A mine personnel management system has been developed at Mitsubishi Coal Mining Company's Minami Oyubari colliery, in order to facilitate the management of personnel who have entered the mine and to speed up any necessary action in emergencies, etc. This computerized system involves 1) a master file containing basic data relating to all mine personnel; 2) management of personnel entering the pit, according to destination, on the basis of an active file of working personnel which is maintained by continuous input of entry-point cards and personnel cards; 3) personal computer displays and printer outputs. 6 figs., 3 tabs.

Tanaka, K.

1986-01-01

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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

64

Program management system manual  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

OCRWM has developed a program management system (PMS) to assist in organizing, planning, directing and controlling the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. A well defined management system is necessary because: (1) the Program is a complex technical undertaking with a large number of participants, (2) the disposal and storage facilities to be developed by the Program must be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and hence are subject to rigorous quality assurance (QA) requirements, (3) the legislation mandating the Program creates a dichotomy between demanding schedules of performance and a requirement for close and continuous consultation and cooperation with external entities, (4) the various elements of the Program must be managed as parts of an integrated waste management system, (5) the Program has an estimated total system life cycle cost of over $30 billion, and (6) the Program has a unique fiduciary responsibility to the owners and generators of the nuclear waste for controlling costs and minimizing the user fees paid into the Nuclear Waste Fund. This PMS Manual is designed and structured to facilitate strong, effective Program management by providing policies and requirements for organizing, planning, directing and controlling the major Program functions

1989-01-01

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Electrical distribution system management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper reports that maintenance of electrical system data is essential to the operation, maintenance, and modification of a nuclear station. Load and equipment changes affect equipment sizing, available short-circuit currents and protection coordination. System parameters must be maintained in a controlled manner to enable evaluation of proposed modifications and provide adequate verification and traceability. For this purpose, Public Service Electric and Gas Company has implemented a Verified and Validated Electric Distribution System Management (EDSM) program at the Hope Creek and Salem Nuclear Power Stations. EDSM program integrates computerized configuration management of electrical systems with calculational software the Technical Standard procedures. The software platform is PC-based. The Database Manager and Calculational programs have been linked together through a user friendly menu system. The database management nodule enable s assembly and maintenance of databases for individual loads, buses, and branches within the electrical systems with system access and approval controlled through electronic security incorporated within the database manger. Reports drawn from the database serve as the as-built and/or as-designed record of the system configurations. This module also creates input data files of network parameters in a format readable by the calculational modules. Calculations modules provide load flow, voltage drop, motor starting, and short-circuit analyses, as well as dynamic analyses of bus transfers

1990-10-22

66

Management Information System Manual.  

Science.gov (United States)

This manual describes the structure and operation of the Management Information System (MIS) designed for the Center for Human Services. The manual is intended both for those engaged in processing data for the system and for those who wish to understand t...

J. T. Sessions R. Y. Williams

1978-01-01

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Safeguards information management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The requirements for the management of information at the IAEA and its Department of Safeguards are rapidly changing. Historically, the Department of Safeguards has had the requirement to process large volumes of conventional safeguards information. An information management system is currently in place that adequately handles the IAEA's conventional safeguards data needs. In the post-Iraq environment, however, there is a growing need to expand the IAEA information management capability to include unconventional forms of information. These data include environmental sampling results, photographs, video film, lists of machine tools, and open-source materials such as unclassified publications. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has responded to this information management need by implementing the safeguards information management system (SIMS) initiative. SIMS was created by the DOE to anticipate and respond to IAEA information management needs through a multilaboratory initiative that will utilize an integrated approach to develop and deploy technology in a timely and cost effective manner. The DOE will use the SIMS initiative to co-ordinate US information management activities that support the IAEA Department of Safeguards. (author). 1 ref., 2 figs

1994-07-01

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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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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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DISEASE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available The study designed an information system model for Disease Management (DisMan that met the specifications and needs of a consumer electronics manufacturer. The diseases monitored by this study were diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis. Data were collected through interviews with the companyâ??s human resources department and occupational health provider. As for the model, literature and online research were conducted to collect health standards and information system standards on existing DisMan systems. These standards were then compared to the consumer electronics manufacturerâ??s DisMan. The model was designed by utilizing class, use-case, as well as sequence diagrams. The result was an information system model with a registry system that can specifically support DisMan in a consumer electronics manufacturer. The registry system included a medical alert management system and a self-monitoring system. The latter system was supported by the former system, which can assist the DisManâ??s staff in monitoring the employeesâ?? scrupulousness regarding their health care plan as well as notifying the employees on lifestyle management.

Nana Tobing

2013-01-01

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Pickering tool management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1997-11-16

72

DIRAC Data Management System  

CERN Document Server

The LHCb experiment being built to utilize CERN’s flagship Large Hadron Collider will generate data to be analysed by a community of over 600 physicists worldwide. DIRAC, LHCb’s Workload and Data Management System, facilitates the use of underlying EGEE Grid resources to generate, process and analyse this data in the distributed environment. The Data Management System, presented here, provides real-time, data-driven distribution in accordance with LHCb’s Computing Model. The data volumes produced by the LHC experiments are unprecedented, rendering individual institutes and even countries, unable to provide the computing and storage resources required to make full use of the produced data. EGEE Grid resources allow the processing of LHCb data possible in a distributed fashion and LHCb’s Computing Model is based on this approach. Data Management in this environment requires reliable and high-throughput transfer of data, homogeneous access to storage resources and the cataloguing of data replicas, all of...

Smith, A C

2007-01-01

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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 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

2003-10-22

74

Content Management Systems  

Science.gov (United States)

In this article, the authors provide a guide in acquiring content management system. They conducted a vendor survey that covers four areas: (1) general information about the product (including standards supported); (2) administration of the product; (3) functionality; and (4) contact information for readers who want to know more. A list of product…

Wisniewski, Jeff; Stenstrom, Cheryl

2007-01-01

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Maintenance work management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The maintenance work management system supports the efficient drawing up of various documents for the maintenance work at nuclear power stations and the speeding up of the permission procedure. In addition, it improves the quality assurance of the safety and reliability of the maintenance work. Key merits of the system are: 1. Efficiently drawing up various documents for the maintenance work by using the stored data for the previous maintenance work and the pipe and instrument diagram (P and ID) data. 2. Supporting the management work for the completion of maintenance work safety by using the isolation information stored on the computer system. 3. Speeding up the permission procedure by electronic mail and electronic permission. 4. Displaying additional information such as the specifications of equipment, maintenance result, and maintenance plan by linking up with the database of another system. 5. Reducing the cost of hardware devices by using client/server network configurations of personal computers and a personal computer server. (author)

2000-01-01

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Systemic project management  

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Full Text Available Normal.dotm 0 0 1 510 2907 UTS 24 5 3570 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Traditional project management theories and best practices focus primarily on managing the triangular constraints of time, budget and scope (framed in terms of concrete outputs. It has proven valuable and successful in helping organisations to recognise, plan and execute changes to ongoing operations in a disciplined and repeatable manner. However, as the global economy and society continue to become more knowledge based and integrated, this simple industrial model has become increasingly inadequate and, if narrowly focused and pursued, harmful. As for all branches of human knowledge, the problem did not result from knowledge itself but from a misalignment between the complexity of the phenomena and their conceptual representation or knowledge. There have been numerous attempts to extend the industrial model to include additional dimensions of project complexity (Cicmil, et al. 2009. The vast majority of such efforts still suffer from the same root cause of the original model: the mechanical conception of project management as dealing with objective facts (e.g. schedule and budget on one hand and subjective constituencies (e.g. sponsors and users on the other. There is a lot of literature on both aspects, but very little integrating the two into a coherent whole. In the author's experience, this lack of integration between the objective and subjective aspects of project management has become the single most critical risk of project success and the greatest advancement opportunity in the profession. The author has spent more than a decade in managing and learning from large-scale projects in organisationally and culturally complex business environments. To cope with the vast complexities of real-life projects, he has had to 'borrow' knowledge and practices from many other fields to supplement traditional project management methods. Two such 'external' disciplines - systems thinking and leadership development - have proven particularly valuable. This case study describes a practitioner's perspective and technique for understanding and extending traditional project management to greater complexities that are typically encountered in an organisational setting. In this conception of and approach to project management, the practitioner (Self, the social environment (Organisation and the professional responsibilities (Work are treated as one integrated system. The dynamics of these relationships are shown to be the primary drivers of the health and success of the individual components, in contrast to the mechanical theories and practices of traditional project management. This new approach and associated set of methods is called 'systemic project management'. The case study is organised in the approximate chronological order in which the author developed, tested and expanded this new approach to project management, continuously learning and refining the methods through iterative integration of theory and practice. Part I summarises the core principles of systems thinking and leadership development as applied to project management; Part II lays out a step-by-step practice guide to aid project management professionals in defining, planning and executing a real-life project systemically; and Part III provides an example of how this method can be scaled up in a typical business organisation setting. Due to the length of this case study, only Part III is included in the current issue. Part I and II have already been published in the previous issue of this journal.

Yan Song

2012-01-01

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DISEASE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  

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The study designed an information system model for Disease Management (DisMan) that met the specifications and needs of a consumer electronics manufacturer. The diseases monitored by this study were diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis. Data were collected through interviews with the companyâ??s human resources department and occupational health provider. As for the model, literature and online research were conducted to collect health standards and information system standards ...

Bens Pardamean; Anindito; Anjela Djoeang; Nana Tobing

2013-01-01

78

Computerized maintenance management system  

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In this thesis have an implementation of a maintenance program called Computerized Maintenance Management System that has been developed together with the personal from SKF. The work has been conducted for 10 weeks at Sapa Thermal Heat Transfer (Shanghai) Ltd on the maintenance department. Sapa manufacture, sell and deliver to the automobile market. The goal has been to understand and learn how to use the new computer system CMMS. It shall help Sapa to save on doing unnecessary maintenance an...

Ruud, Niklas

2009-01-01

79

Database management systems  

CERN Document Server

The text covers the fundamental concept and a complete guide to the prac- tical implementation of Database Management Systems. Concepts includes SQL, PL/SQL. These concepts include aspects of Database design, Data- base Languages, and Database System implementation. The entire book is divided into five units to ensure the smooth flow of the subject. The extra methodology makes it very useful for students as well as teachers.

Pallaw, Vijay Krishna

2010-01-01

80

Air System Information Management  

Science.gov (United States)

I flew to Washington last week, a trip rich in distributed information management. Buying tickets, at the gate, in flight, landing and at the baggage claim, myriad messages about my reservation, the weather, our flight plans, gates, bags and so forth flew among a variety of travel agency, airline and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) computers and personnel. By and large, each kind of information ran on a particular application, often specialized to own data formats and communications network. I went to Washington to attend an FAA meeting on System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) for the National Airspace System (NAS) (http://www.nasarchitecture.faa.gov/Tutorials/NAS101.cfm). NAS (and its information infrastructure, SWIM) is an attempt to bring greater regularity, efficiency and uniformity to the collection of stovepipe applications now used to manage air traffic. Current systems hold information about flight plans, flight trajectories, weather, air turbulence, current and forecast weather, radar summaries, hazardous condition warnings, airport and airspace capacity constraints, temporary flight restrictions, and so forth. Information moving among these stovepipe systems is usually mediated by people (for example, air traffic controllers) or single-purpose applications. People, whose intelligence is critical for difficult tasks and unusual circumstances, are not as efficient as computers for tasks that can be automated. Better information sharing can lead to higher system capacity, more efficient utilization and safer operations. Better information sharing through greater automation is possible though not necessarily easy.

Filman, Robert E.

2004-01-01

 
 
 
 
81

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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Power management system  

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A method of managing power resources for an electrical system of a vehicle may include identifying enabled power sources from among a plurality of power sources in electrical communication with the electrical system and calculating a threshold power value for the enabled power sources. A total power load placed on the electrical system by one or more power consumers may be measured. If the total power load exceeds the threshold power value, then a determination may be made as to whether one or more additional power sources is available from among the plurality of power sources. At least one of the one or more additional power sources may be enabled, if available.

Algrain, Marcelo C. (Peoria, IL) [Peoria, IL; Johnson, Kris W. (Washington, IL) [Washington, IL; Akasam, Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL) [Peoria, IL; Hoff, Brian D. (East Peoria, IL) [East Peoria, IL

2007-10-02

83

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

2010-01-01

84

Pavement Management System  

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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...

2007-01-01

85

PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT/ ??????? ?????????? ????????? ? ????????????? ??????????  

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Full Text Available In article are considered main reasons crisis or event, generating crisis situations, their consequences; the principles ?????????????? management; as well as using managerial system buying the enterprise, finding in disadvantage economic condition.

E.F. Bazyk

2013-07-01

86

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONFORM WIT QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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The thesis shows an example of the organization, which already has an established and maintained integrated management system, currently there are three management systems, quality management, environmental management and a system of food safety. The organization itself, annually issues more than one hundred public contracts which in value is divided into classes. According to the Public Procurement Act and Decree on the uniform methodology for preparing investment public procurement programm...

2011-01-01

87

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

1992-09-15

88

E-waste recycling: where does it go from here?  

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E-waste recycling has become a hotly debated global issue. This study, using China as a case study, analyzes the environmental, economic, and social implications of e-waste recycling in the developing world. More practical approaches, taking into account local economic and social conditions and the principles of Extended Producer Responsibility, are recommended to alleviate the increasing environmental disruption from improper e-waste disposal. PMID:22998401

Zhang, Kai; Schnoor, Jerald L; Zeng, Eddy Y

2012-10-16

89

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

90

Environmental management system.  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) Environmental Management System (EMS) is identification of environmental consequences from SNL/NM activities, products, and/or services to develop objectives and measurable targets for mitigation of any potential impacts to the environment. This Source Document discusses the annual EMS process for analysis of environmental aspects and impacts and also provides the fiscal year (FY) 2010 analysis. Further information on the EMS structure, processes, and procedures are described within the programmatic EMS Manual (PG470222).

Salinas, Stephanie A.

2010-08-01

91

WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM "JOOMLA!"  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

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 ...

2010-01-01

92

EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF DOCUMENTATION IN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

These days, the electronic documentation management is increasingly gaining in its value, as information technology develops more and more day by day. This allows companies to have better and cheaper capture and storage of documents, better flow and control as well as sharing of knowledge. Therefore I made a detailed research on how could the company Grammer Automotive Slovenia d. o. o. improve its management system documentation, with the introduction of the electronic documentation manageme...

2013-01-01

93

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENTS SYSTEMS  

standard ISO 14001 or by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).Companies that develop an EMS in ...EMAS and ISO 14001 are typical examples of the shift in environmental policy away from ...Eco-Management and Audit Scheme The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management tool for organisations

94

System management and quality assurance  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper describes the principles of system management and shows the relationship to quality assurance. It discusses the need for balanced attention to all the project management controls required for project success

1989-04-02

95

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

96

Usability of Academic Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

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 Nie...

2011-01-01

97

ASCOT data base management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The ASCOT data base management system is designed to handle the data produced by both the experimental and theoretical efforts of the DOE Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain (ASCOT) project. The data base envisioned is hierarchically structured, sparse, and compact. Information concerning any given data file is stored in a directory file. The data base management system uses a relational data management approach. Presently three management schema are being developed for use with the data base. 5 figures.

Barbieri, J.; Nyholm, R.; Castro, C.; Hill, K.

1980-07-01

98

Computerized training management system  

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A Computerized Training Management System (CTMS) for providing a procedurally defined process that is employed to develop accreditable performance based training programs for job classifications that are sensitive to documented regulations and technical information. CTMS is a database that links information needed to maintain a five-phase approach to training-analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation independent of training program design. CTMS is designed using R-Base.RTM., an-SQL compliant software platform. Information is logically entered and linked in CTMS. Each task is linked directly to a performance objective, which, in turn, is linked directly to a learning objective; then, each enabling objective is linked to its respective test items. In addition, tasks, performance objectives, enabling objectives, and test items are linked to their associated reference documents. CTMS keeps all information up to date since it automatically sorts, files and links all data; CTMS includes key word and reference document searches.

Rice, Harold B. (Franklin Furnace, OH); McNair, Robert C. (East Setauket, NY); White, Kenneth (Shirley, NY); Maugeri, Terry (Wading River, NY)

1998-08-04

99

Informational system. Documents management  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

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.

2009-01-01

100

INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

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...

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
101

Managing organizational culture within a management system  

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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)

Comeau, L.; Watts, G. [New Brunswick Power Nuclear, Point Lepreau Generating Station, New Brunswick (Canada)

2009-07-01

102

Design management of EDI systems.  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This study deals with the management of the design process of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems. Its objectives are (1) to investigate the design process of EDI systems from a practical and theoretical perspective; (2) to develop a model to describe factors relevant to EDI system-design success; (3) to investigate the proposed model empirically. The model to be developed is called the Design Management Theory for EDI systems. Characteristics of EDI systems and two relevant schools wit...

Heck, E.

1993-01-01

103

Envirocentre - Environmental Management Systems  

...defined in the standard ISO 14001 or by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). Companies that develop an EMS in line with either ... EMAS and ISO 14001 are typical examples of the shift in environmental policy away from the traditional ‘command and control’ environmental legislative instruments ... Furthermore, in support of the concept of sustainable development, EMAS and ISO 14001 provide a new approach for controlling environmental issues. 1....2 Eco-Management and Audit Scheme The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management tool for organisations to evaluate, report and improve ...

104

Web Based Project Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

To increase an efficiency of a product, nowadays many web development companies are using different project management systems. A company may run a number of projects at a time, and requires input from a number of individuals, or teams for a multi level development plan, whereby a good project management system is needed.

2010-01-01

105

Virtual Organisation Document Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

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.

2004-01-01

106

Energy management systems : utility billing information management  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This presentation discussed utility billing administration; its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Recommendations on the management of a utility billing system were presented: control of utility bills, sound auditing process and adequate reporting through analysis reports, summary reports, trend reports, benchmark reports, savings reports, and bill analysis reports. Several examples of the various types of reports were presented in graphical format. The importance of collecting and providing adequate information to enable sound decision making for economic reasons was noted. tabs., figs.

Khandekar, S. [Ameresco Canada, Toronto, ON (Canada)

2005-03-01

107

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

108

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

109

Company infrastructure management system ??????? ?????????? ??????????????? ???????????  

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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

110

Management systems in production operations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Cullen Enquiry into the Piper Alpha disaster in the U.K. North Sea recommended that an operator should formally present it's company Management System and demonstrate how safety is achieved throughout the life cycle of a platform, from design through operation to abandonment. Brunei Shell Petroleum has prepared a corporate level Safety Management System. As part of Safety Case work, the corporate system is being extended to include the development of specific Management Systems with particular emphasis on offshore production operations involving integrated oil and gas facilities. This paper will describe the development of Management Systems, which includes an intensive Business Process Analysis and will comment upon it's applicability and relationship to ISO 9000. The paper will further describe the applicability and benefits of Management Systems and offer guidance on required effort. The paper will conclude that development of structured Management Systems for safety critical business processes is worthwhile but prioritization of effort will be necessary. As such the full adoption of Management Systems will be directional in nature

1993-02-08

111

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), 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)

2007-10-05

112

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

113

HTR-10 management information system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The HTR-10 Management information system (REMIS) strengthens the managerial level and usage of the information of HTR-10, thereby enhances the ability and efficiency of the design and management work. REMIS is designed based on the Client/Server framework. Database management system is SQL Server 6.5 for NT, While the client side is developed by Borland C++ Builder, and it is based on Windows 95/98. The network protocol is TCP/IP. REMIS collects date of the HTR-10 at four parameters: Reactor properties, Design parameters, Equipment properties Reactor system flow charts. Final discussing extended prospect of REMIS

2000-10-01

114

Time Management for System Administrators  

CERN Multimedia

This collection of time management tools addresses the very specific needs of embattled system administrators everywhere. Bestselling author Thomas Limoncelli shows you how to manage interruptions, eliminate timewasters, prioritize based on customer expectations, automate processes for faster execution, and much more. It's the first step to a more productive, happier you.

Limoncelli, Thomas A

2009-01-01

115

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE – ROADWAY TO INCREASING E-WASTE IN INDIAN GOVERNMENT SECTOR  

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Full Text Available Today, there is a pressing need for the Indian electronics industry to persistently track and unravel the complexities of the global supply chain, which is now being reshaped by a gamut of environmental compliance norms that have come into force. Without an actionable ‘India Strategy’ relying on a set of appropriately benchmarked environment management policies and implementation programmes, the competitiveness and growth of the electronics and information technology (IT industry are bound to be hamstrung. It is, therefore, absolutely essential for companies to develop robust practices to avoid high non-compliance costs. Action in the global market place for cleaner technology processes and recycling programmes has already gathered significant momentum.This thesis makes an attempt to re-discover the path of planned obsolescence resulting in the generation of e-waste in the Indian Government sector and the proposed actions towards control of growth of e-waste.

SP VICTOR

2012-07-01

116

Gulfstream 4 Flight Management System.  

Science.gov (United States)

In February 1990, the Gulfstream IV (G-IV) received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the most advanced flight management system (FMS) available on business aircraft. This certification completed the Honeywell SPZ-8000 Digital Automat...

S. C. Runo

1990-01-01

117

Pavement Management Information System (PMIS).  

Science.gov (United States)

The report describes the Pavement Management Information System (PMIS) developed for the Mississippi State Highway Department. The purpose of PMIS is to determine road network status for assigning rehabilitation needs. Both Project level and Network level...

K. P. George

1990-01-01

118

Management information systems - storage security  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This bachelor work is a research based document. It elaborates briefly on management information systems, their establishment and implementation. It later focuses on their security measures using the support of IS/IT.

El Hallag, Ahmed Yousef

2008-01-01

119

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EIMS)  

Science.gov (United States)

The Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) organizes descriptive information (metadata) for data sets, databases, documents, models, projects, and spatial data. The EIMS design provides a repository for scientific documentation that can be easily accessed with standar...

120

Design Knowledge Management System (DKMS).  

Science.gov (United States)

This document describes the Design Knowledge Management System (DKMS), which provides a software environment for both the development and the delivery of intelligent assistants. These intelligent assistants can be used for computer-aided design (CAD), com...

R. J. Mayer

1990-01-01

 
 
 
 
121

Web Based Warehouse Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

ABSTRACT Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, Technology Degree Programme Information Technology Name Yang Yang Title Web Based Warehouse Management System Type of Study Bachelor’s Thesis Date 13 March 2012 Pages 38 + 5 appendices Instructor Thai Bui, Antti Niemelä The target of this project was to develop a web based warehouse management system for an electronics laboratory in Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. The web-based WMS s...

Yang, Yang

2012-01-01

122

Bridge Management Systems : present and future  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way.

Thoft-christensen, Palle

1997-01-01

123

Bridge Management Systems : present and future  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way.

Thoft-christensen, Palle

2010-01-01

124

Management systems efficiency estimation in tourism organizations  

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Full Text Available The article is concerned with management systems efficiency estimation in tourism organizations, examines effective management systems requirements and characteristics in tourism organizations and takes into account principles of management systems formation.

Alexandra I. Mikheyeva

2011-01-01

125

Emergency Management Information System (EMINS)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In a time of crisis or in an emergency, a manager is required to make many decisions to facilitate the proper solution and conclusion to the emergency or crisis. In order to make these decisions, it is necessary for the manager to have correct up-to-date information on the situation, which calls for an automated information display and entry process. The information handling needs are identified in terms of data, video, and voice. Studies of existing Emergency Operations Centers and evaluations of hardware and software have been completed. The result of these studies and investigations is the design and implementation of an automated Emergency Management Information System. Not only is the system useful for Emergency Management but for any information management requirement.

Desonier, L.M.

1987-01-01

126

Emergency management information system (EMINS)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In a time of crisis or in an emergency, a manager is required to make many decisions to facilitate the proper solution and conclusion to the emergency or crisis. In order to make these decisions, it is necessary for the manager to have correct up-to-date information on the situation, which calls for an automated information display and entry process. The information handling needs are identified in terms of data, video, and voice. Studies of existing Emergency Operations Centers and evaluations of hardware and software have been completed. The result of these studies and investigations is the design and implementation of an automated Emergency Management Information System. Not only is the system useful for Emergency Management but for any information management requirement

1987-07-01

127

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the atmosphere of Taizhou, a major e-waste dismantling area in China.  

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Concentrations, congener profiles, gas-particle partitioning and size distributions of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the atmosphere of Taizhou were studied to evaluate the impact of e-waste recycling on the environment. Total concentration of 13 PBDEs near the e-waste dismantling area was 506 pg m(-3) in summer and 1,662 pg m(-3) in winter, about 7 times higher than that of the reference urban site, but much lower than that of Guiyu, another major e-waste dismantling area in China. This should be attributable to the centralized management measures taken in recent years in Taizhou. BDE-209 was the major congener and mainly in coarse particles. PMID:19760354

Han, Wenliang; Feng, Jialiang; Gu, Zeping; Chen, Duohong; Wu, Minghong; Fu, Jiamo

2009-12-01

128

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)

2009-06-03

129

Traffic Surveillance Video Management System  

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Full Text Available Now-a-days, the application of the lane surveillance system increases quickly, for example, it is widelysettled at the entrance of highways and toll booths to strengthen the traffic management and survey thepublic security. Accordingly, the size of the captured video data increases over time. So, it is quiteimportant to study how to manage this video data and how to extract useful information from this largeamount of video data. In order to process huge volume of data efficiently in traffic video surveillancesystem, it is very necessary and important to build a highly efficient video management system which usesadvanced video compression techniques. This paper presents an improved video management system forlane supervision, which aims at maintaining the traffic surveillance video by analyzing and storing it insuch a compressed form that it reduces a considerable amount of storage space and in the mean time alsokeeps all the information required for the surveillance purposes.

K.Ganesan

2010-11-01

130

Designing quality management systems with minimal management commitment  

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In literature on quality management design it is common knowledge that quality management will not work without management commitment. But, not always is it possible to achieve management commitment, so what to do then? Based on a longitudinal study of quality management design in a software development organisation, a systems thinking approach is presented and discussed. The main idea is that management commitment is observed through the eyes of the people being managed, and may thus be cre...

Øgland, Petter

2007-01-01

131

Nuclear database management systems  

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The authors are developing software tools for accessing and visualizing nuclear data. MacNuclide was the first software application produced by their group. This application incorporates novel database management and visualization tools into an intuitive interface. The nuclide chart is used to access properties and to display results of searches. Selecting a nuclide in the chart displays a level scheme with tables of basic, radioactive decay, and other properties. All level schemes are interactive, allowing the user to modify the display, move between nuclides, and display entire daughter decay chains.

Stone, C.; Sutton, R. [San Jose State Univ., CA (United States)

1996-12-31

132

Implementation of integrated management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In present day exist quality assurance system, environment, occupational health and safety such as ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 and others standards will can create. These standards can be implemented and certified they guarantee one record system, quality assurance, documents control, operational control, responsibility definition, training, preparing and serve to emergency, monitoring, internal audit, corrective action, continual improvement, prevent of pollution, write procedure, reduce costs, impact assessment, risk assessment , standard, decree, legal requirements of municipal, state, federal and local scope. These procedure and systems when isolate applied cause many management systems and bureaucracy. Integration Management System reduce to bureaucracy, excess of documents, documents storage and conflict documents and easy to others standards implementation in future. The Integrated Management System (IMS) will be implemented in 2007. INB created a management group for implementation, this group decides planing, works, policy and advertisement. Legal requirements were surveyed, internal audits, pre-audits and audits were realized. INB is partially in accordance with ISO14001, OSHAS18001 standards. But very soon, it will be totally in accordance with this norms. Many studies and works were contracted to deal with legal requirements. This work have intention of show implementation process of ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and Integrated Management System on INB. (author)

2007-10-05

133

Integrated Project Management System description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project is a Department of Energy (DOE) designated Major System Acquisition (MSA). To execute and manage the Project mission successfully and to comply with the MSA requirements, the UMTRA Project Office (''Project Office'') has implemented and operates an Integrated Project Management System (IPMS). The Project Office is assisted by the Technical Assistance Contractor's (TAC) Project Integration and Control (PIC) Group in system operation. Each participant, in turn, provides critical input to system operation and reporting requirements. The IPMS provides a uniform structured approach for integrating the work of Project participants. It serves as a tool for planning and control, workload management, performance measurement, and specialized reporting within a standardized format. This system description presents the guidance for its operation. Appendices 1 and 2 contain definitions of commonly used terms and abbreviations and acronyms, respectively. 17 figs., 5 tabs

1987-01-01

134

Disposal Site Information Management System  

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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

1986-02-01

135

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

136

Plant management information system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The use of computer-based systems has expanded into many areas of their daily life and their work environment. Nuclear power generating stations have also been affected and are being constructed and/or modified with computer-based systems to enhance their safety and improve their efficiency. The Nebraska Public Power District's Cooper Nuclear Station has recently undertaken such a modification to implement an NRC-required Safety Parameter Display System and at the same time upgrade the plant data acquisition system and computer capability. This paper will describe the vendor selection, system descriptions of hardware and software, installation and testing (both in parallel with the existing system and in stand-alone operation), and NRC review and approval of this recent modification

1987-11-01

137

Electronic Resource Management Systems  

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Full Text Available Computer applications which deal with electronic resource management (ERM are quite a recent development. They have grown out of the need to manage the burgeoning number of electronic resources particularly electronic journals. Typically, in the early years of e-journal acquisition, library staff provided an easy means of accessing these journals by providing an alphabetical list on a web page. Some went as far as categorising the e-journals by subject and then grouping the journals either on a single web page or by using multiple pages. It didn't take long before it was recognised that it would be more efficient to dynamically generate the pages from a database rather than to continually edit the pages manually. Of course, once the descriptive metadata for an electronic journal was held within a database the next logical step was to provide administrative forms whereby that metadata could be manipulated. This in turn led to demands for incorporating more information and more functionality into the developing application.

Mark Ellingsen

2004-09-01

138

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.

2010-03-01

139

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. PMID:19857950

Dwivedy, Maheshwar; Mittal, R K

2010-03-01

140

The File Manager System  

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A database system written in Standard MUMPS has been implemented at a dozen Veterans Administration sites. While originally designed as a tool for programmers, the package can also be run as a standalone “programmerless” system. Through terminal dialogues, non-technical users can create, edit and store database schemas, and input and output “programs”.

1980-01-01

 
 
 
 
141

Management Information and Library Management Systems: An Overview.  

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Provides an overview of the facilities for management information in library management systems. Highlights include the relationship between transaction processing systems, management information systems, and decision support systems; a review of previous work; enquiries and standard reports relating to library operations; report generators; and…

Fisher, Shelagh; Rowley, Jennifer

1994-01-01

142

Energy management with building management systems. Energiemanagement mit Gebaeudeleitsystemen  

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Today many tasks can be fulfilled by building management systems from system automation over operational control, operational management, record keeping, operational analysis to energy and maintenance management. The function energy management is of particular importance. With different fields of application it is shown which tasks can be fulfilled with this program. (BWI).

Frodl, R. (Landis und Gyr GmbH, Frankfurt am Main (Germany))

1992-01-01

143

Managing risk in software systems  

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A methodology for risk management in the design of software systems is presented. It spans security, safety, and correct operation of software within the context of its environment, and produces a risk analysis and documented risk management strategy. It is designed to be iteratively applied, to attain appropriate levels of detail throughout the analysis. The methodology and supporting tools are discussed. The methodology is critiqued relative to other research in the field. Some sample applications of the methodology are presented.

Fletcher, S.K.; Jansma, R.M.; Murphy, M.D. [and others

1995-07-01

144

Traffic Surveillance Video Management System  

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Now-a-days, the application of the lane surveillance system increases quickly, for example, it is widelysettled at the entrance of highways and toll booths to strengthen the traffic management and survey thepublic security. Accordingly, the size of the captured video data increases over time. So, it is quiteimportant to study how to manage this video data and how to extract useful information from this largeamount of video data. In order to process huge volume of data efficiently in traffic v...

2010-01-01

145

Management system of translation projects  

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SUMMARY This Master thesis presents a study of Management system of translation projects. Aim of this study is to alleviate the daily tasks of translation projects save time, resources to meet the pre-defined objectives. This paper outlines requirements set for software which could be capable to support business processes of a company operating in a translation activity. The software is specially designed for translation project management namely to schedule and assign project tasks, to opera...

2007-01-01

146

XY Systems' project management office  

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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

147

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in surface soils from e-waste recycling areas and industrial areas in South China: concentration levels, congener profile, and inventory.  

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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were determined in 60 surface soils from two e-waste recycling sites (Qingyuan and Guiyu, China) and their surrounding areas to assess the extent and influence of PBDEs from e-waste recycling sites on the surrounding areas. A total of 32 surface soils from industrial areas in South China were also investigated for comparison. The mean concentrations of total PBDEs in the e-waste recycling sites of Guiyu and Qingyuan were 2,909 and 3,230 ng/g dry weight, respectively, whereas the PBDE concentrations decreased dramatically (1-2 orders of magnitude) with increasing distance from the recycling site, suggesting that the e-waste recycling activities were the major source of PBDEs in the surrounding areas. Decabromodiphenyl ethers accounted for 77.0 to 85.8% of total PBDEs in e-waste recycling areas, whereas it accounted for 90.2% in industrial areas. Principal component analysis showed that the major source of PBDEs in e-waste recycling areas were a combination of penta-, octa-, and deca-BDE commercial formulations, whereas deca-BDE commercial formulations were the major source of PBDE congeners in industrial areas. The inventories of PBDEs gave preliminary estimates of 6.22 tons and 13.4 tons for the e-waste recycling areas and industrial areas. The results suggested that significantly higher PBDEs in the e-waste recycling sites have already affected surrounding areas negatively within a relatively large distance. Because of the environmental persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of PBDEs, improving the recycling techniques employed at such facilities and developing e-waste management policies are necessary. PMID:21882231

Gao, Shutao; Hong, Jianwen; Yu, Zhiqiang; Wang, Jingzhi; Yang, Guoyi; Sheng, Guoying; Fu, Jiamo

2011-12-01

148

????????????????? International Drilling Bidding Management Based on Six Sigma Management System  

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Full Text Available ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????International drilling bid management should keep customer-centric and guarantee quality and ef- ficiency. The Six Sigma management system, as a management mode, is dedicated to satisfactions of customers. According to the characteristics of Six Sigma management system and management methods of Chinese con- tractors participating in international drilling bidding, authors carry out feasibility analysis of Six Sigma Management for international drilling bidding management (IDBM, firstly apply definition, measurement, analysis, improvement and control in IDBM, summarize its application effects, and expound the significances of applying Six Sigma Management to IDBM.

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2013-06-01

149

RFID based Attendance Management System  

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Full Text Available Radio-frequency identification (RFID is a technology that uses radio waves to transfer data from an electronic tag, called RFID tag or label, attached to an object, through a reader for the purpose of identifying and tracking the object. RFID technology is a matured technology that has been widely deployed by various organizations as a part of their automation systems. In this project, an RFID based system has been built in order to produce an attendance management system. An automated attendance management software will not only make the entire process simple, but will also provide a well-structured and analyzed report of the pattern of student attendance and time management, which can further help in allocating and using the human resources in an organization to the maximum possible benefit. This system consists of two main parts which include: the hardware and the software. The hardware consists of a motor unit and RFID reader. The RFID reader, which is a low-frequency reader (125 kHz, is connected to the host computer via a serial to USB converter cable. The Time-Attendance System GUI is developed using Visual Basic.Net. The Attendance Management System provides the functionalities of the overall system such as displaying live ID tags transactions, registering ID, deleting ID, recording attendance and other minor functions. This interface was installed in the host computer.

Shashank Shukla

2013-11-01

150

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

151

Archetypes for Managing ERP Systems  

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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

152

Energy System Management in Zagreb  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Annual consumption in the city of Zagreb, inhabited by almost a quarter of the whole population of Croatia, amounts to about a quarter of energy total (13 Twh), a quarter of electric energy consumption (around 2 Twh) and a quarter of the peak power (455 MW). Such an ''energy consumer'' deserves special treatment owing to the rationalization of individual energy systems (electric, gas and thermal) and their reciprocal support. The article emphasises the required change of management authority between the National Dispatching Centre and the Zagreb Dispatching Centre, together with the necessary decentralization in the management of the croatian electric power system. It also points out the advantages of the modern technology utilization in relation to energy system management. (author)

1997-12-12

153

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

154

Registration Management System (RMS)  

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The Registration Service at CERN is responsible for the registration of all the external staff working for CERN. There are many agreements with the host states, distinguishing the different work permits. Registration is carried out via the Human Resource (HR) database interface, based on Oracle Forms. This interface is very flexible but allows faulty or non-consistent database entries. Official documents are archived as paper copies. The RMS project was launched to define and develop the utilities for a new 'easy to use' user interface allowing the pre-registration of persons by their employers. Guided system and error detection procedures ensure consistent data. Powerful data retrieval systems simplify the search for persons and allow a large variety of listings. Official documents are also stored electronically and are accessible to authorized users.

Epting, U

1999-01-01

155

Archetypes for Managing ERP Systems  

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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 se...

2006-01-01

156

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

157

A system for managing information at ATLAS  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In response to a need for better management of maintenance and document information at the Argonne Tandem-Linear Accelerating System (ATLAS), the ATLAS Information Management System (AIMS) has been created. The system is based on the relational database model. The system's applications use the Alpha-4 relational database management system, a commercially available software package. The system's function and design are described

1993-09-22

158

Integrated Computer System of Management in Logistics  

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This paper aims at presenting a concept of an integrated computer system of management in logistics, particularly in supply and distribution chains. Consequently, the paper includes the basic idea of the concept of computer-based management in logistics and components of the system, such as CAM and CIM systems in production processes, and management systems for storage, materials flow, and for managing transport, forwarding and logistics companies. The platform which integrates computer-aided management systems is that of electronic data interchange.

Chwesiuk, Krzysztof

2011-06-01

159

Project management information system in geodesy  

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In my diploma I have researched the benefits of project management in organization. For the purpose of this research, I have described planning, scheduling and monitoring, which are the basic phases of project management. Because human resource management is at least as important as information systems itself, I have researched the models of managing and basics in management. Also, I have researched the project management of information systems. I presented the main components of these system...

Sevns?ek, Simon

2007-01-01

160

Maintenance of Configuration Management System  

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The objective of this thesis is to find way of ideal maintenance of Configuration Management System (CMS) to be able to work without unplanned breaks. This system is based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) recommendations, where is described the many processes needed for provision of IT services. CMS is recording the state of IT in organizations and as such is just the tool needed to follow processes defined in ITIL. To be able recognize maintenance processes require...

Nezbeda, Josef

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
161

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).

Hansen, T.

1995-12-01

162

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

163

Energy management system`s in building  

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This paper addresses the challenges building industry has in meeting increased demands for occupant comfort and access to information technology while at the same time increasing energy efficiency and resource conservation. The building energy management system is examined as a tool for occupant and operations personnel to use in attaining these goals.

Vakil, A. [School of Building Science and Technology, Maharashtra (India)

1999-11-01

164

PROMIS (Procurement Management Information System)  

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The PROcurement Management Information System (PROMIS) provides both detailed and summary level information on all procurement actions performed within NASA's procurement offices at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). It provides not only on-line access, but also schedules procurement actions, monitors their progress, and updates Forecast Award Dates. Except for a few computational routines coded in FORTRAN, the majority of the systems is coded in a high level language called NATURAL. A relational Data Base Management System called ADABAS is utilized. Certain fields, called descriptors, are set up on each file to allow the selection of records based on a specified value or range of values. The use of like descriptors on different files serves as the link between the falls, thus producing a relational data base. Twenty related files are currently being maintained on PROMIS.

1987-01-01

165

Radioactive waste integrated management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In this paper, we present an integrated management system for radioactive waste, which can keep watch on the whole transporting process of each drum from nuclear power plant temporary storage house to radioactive waste storage house remotely. Our approach use RFID(Radio Frequency Identification) system, which can recognize the data information without touch, GSP system, which can calculate the current position precisely using the accurate time and distance measured from satellites, and the spread spectrum technology CDMA, which is widely used in the area of mobile communication

2003-10-01

166

Radioactive waste integrated management system  

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In this paper, we present an integrated management system for radioactive waste, which can keep watch on the whole transporting process of each drum from nuclear power plant temporary storage house to radioactive waste storage house remotely. Our approach use RFID(Radio Frequency Identification) system, which can recognize the data information without touch, GSP system, which can calculate the current position precisely using the accurate time and distance measured from satellites, and the spread spectrum technology CDMA, which is widely used in the area of mobile communication.

Song, D. Y.; Choi, S. S.; Han, B. S. [Atomic Creative Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

2003-10-01

167

OSH management systems in enterprises  

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Full Text Available Nowadays, in modern companies and enterprises, safety means much more than only the evaluation of risk and analysis of accidents. Theactivities in the area of the occupational health and safety should form an integral part of the enterprise management system. According toa framework directive no 89/391/EEC the EU member states are obliged to implement standards related with the occupational health andsafety systems. The standard most popular and used most commonly, as applicable to enterprises of any type, is the international OHSAS18001 system and in Poland Polish Standards PN-N-18001.

B. Kalandyk

2010-04-01

168

Design and implementation of overture management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The overture management system made by PowerBuilder is introduced. The system is based on Client/Server Model. It includes four modules: the user management module, the overture management module, the task management module and the log management module. The integral design ideas, functions and pivotal technique are presented. People can query, import, export, print and share data with the application and it shows that the system is stable and effective. (authors)

2009-11-01

169

Information factors of quality management system maturity  

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Successful quality management systems proceeding and continual development, that determine systems maturity, is not self-contained phenomenon. Persuading for quality management systems maturity, organization must create suitable conditions for that. Organization must determine maturity factors and tend for these factors suitable impact to quality management system. Information factors are ascribable to factors, that determinate quality management systems maturity. But still now, the whole of ...

Markevic?iu?te?, Lina

2009-01-01

170

Incorporating co-management within your environmental management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The meaning of co-management in the renewable resource sector in terms of government and First Nations relations was explained. Co-management is a short term for co-operative management and has a formative history in the Northwest Territories, particularly in wildlife management. For example, co-management bridged the gap between the aboriginal way of hunting with those of the government. The aboriginal system was associated by self regulation based on traditional knowledge whereas the government system emphasized science, laws and regulations. At present, there are few examples of co-management in the oil and gas sector. This paper described the lessons that could be learned from previous examples of co-management and how those lessons might apply to an Environmental Management System (EMS) for the private oil and gas sector. 3 refs.

Melton, D.A.; Maher, S. [Golder Associates Ltd., Calgary, AB (Canada)

1998-12-31

171

Emergency management systems and plans  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Despite improving technology, better training and the use of modern monitoring and communication systems there is a disproportionate rate of disaster occurrences in the 2 coal mining industry. The use of appropriate plans and a practical approach and managing risk can reduce the number of occurrences and ensure better control of emerging situations when they do occur New safety legislation in Queensland and New South Wales in the wake of the Moura disaster is described. 6 refs., 1 tab.

Bird, M. [Mines Rescue Board of NSW, NSW (Australia)

1998-12-31

172

Ethical management of corporate systems  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This paper opens with an analysis of the two main standards of the new revised ISO 9000 on quality systems and illustrates its integration with the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard, whose structure resembles that of the international OHSAS 18001 specification concerning safety management. With reference to the most important ILO conventions and ONU’s global principles of Corporate Social Responsibility, a framework is established of the main tools used by organizations for corporate s...

Marchese, Aurelio; Bechis, Marco; Torazzo, Annamaria

2002-01-01

173

Identity Management with Petname Systems  

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In the first part of the thesis, we have focused on providing a brief overview of Petname Systems starting from the introductory concept of Entity, Identity and Identity Management with a brief description on different IdM architectures. We have found that the Petname Model is well suited to be integrated in the Personal SP Identity model. We also provided a brief description on Identity Theft and the Phishing attack with different attack techniques and defense mechanisms. Then we summa...

Ferdous, Md Sadek

2009-01-01

174

Identity Management with Petname Systems  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In the first part of the thesis, we have focused on providing a brief overview of Petname Systems starting from the introductory concept of Entity, Identity and Identity Management with a brief description on different IdM architectures. We have found that the Petname Model is well suited to be integrated in the Personal SP Identity model. We also provided a brief description on Identity Theft and the Phishing attack with different attack techniques and defense mechanisms. Then we summarized ...

Ferdous, Md Sadek

2009-01-01

175

Management information systems software evaluation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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 will describe the methods used and the lessons learned in this extensive software evaluation phase, which was a first for Saudi Aramco

1995-03-11

176

Health and safety management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

It hardly needs saying that occupational health illnesses are caused at the work place, yet it its surprising how long it has taken for large industries to implement a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) that involves those people actually at the work face in the same way that a Safety Management System (SMS) does. The two are in fact, inextricably interlinked, and so it is logical to have a combined HSMS, rather than separate entities. You can be sure that if two separate systems were produced, then the SMS would be applied at the expense of the HMD. This is natural for an engineering orientated business such as the oil exploration and production industry. Health matters have always been regarded as the province of the doctors and hygienists and this has reinforced the traditional reluctance of the workforce to take an active part in their management. However, as occupational health (OH) problems occur at the work face, where doctors and hygienists are not normally to be found, then surely it is our responsibility to ensure that an HMS or HSMS is in place when enables workers to recognise and control health risks. This essentially involves organisations, education, training and the ready availability of OH information relating to each job type. (Author)

Forbes, Michael; Clark, Douglas [Shell UK Exploration and Production Ltd., Occupational Hygiene Dept., Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

1997-12-31

177

Platform Management System (PMS) evolution  

Science.gov (United States)

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

178

Management Information System for ESD Program Offices.  

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This report is the result of an initial study effort to identify the management information needs and to define the requirements for an integrated information system within the AF Electronic Systems Division (ESD) acquisition environment. The Management I...

D. Smith F. Coker L. Johnson

1978-01-01

179

Network Management in an Emergency Communications System.  

Science.gov (United States)

This thesis begins with a synopsis of contemporary knowledge concerning network management as it has been implemented in a modern communications network, and as it has been postulated by experts in the fields of systems engineering and systems management....

R. L. DeLorey

1986-01-01

180

Integrated Procurement Management System, Version II  

Science.gov (United States)

Integrated Procurement Management System, Version II (IPMS II) is online/ batch system for collecting developing, managing and disseminating procurementrelated data at NASA Johnson Space Center. Portions of IPMS II adaptable to other procurement situations.

Collier, L. J.

1985-01-01

 
 
 
 
181

Human Resources Management Information System Plan.  

Science.gov (United States)

A general design for an automated management information system for the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources is presented, together with materials on data base management, cost-benefit considerations, and system development. The document des...

1976-01-01

182

Principles of Computer Systems and Network Management  

CERN Document Server

Presents an overview of the field of computer systems and network management. This book provides content suitable for either an undergraduate course (junior or senior year) or a graduate course in systems management

Verma, Dinesh Chandra

2009-01-01

183

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

184

ESSP IPP - E-Waste Education Lecture 2.2  

...nih.gov/members/2002/110-4/focus.html (viewed 4 May 2006) (Back) 4. Schmidt, C.W. (2002) 'E-junk explosion', Environmental Health Perspectives, vol 110, no 4. http://eHP.niehs.nih.gov/members/...nih.gov/members/2002/110-4/focus.html (viewed 4 May 2006) (Back) 16. AIIA & Planet Ark Consulting (2005) AIIA: e-waste program development phase: report for discussion and feedback, AIIA & Planet Ark Consulting, ...

185

Differentiated Use of Electronic Case Management Systems  

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ICT is used to support and automate case management practices of courts. This use of ICT is here referred to as electronic case management systems. These systems can be applied at different levels of sophistication, on different types of caseflows and with different components. This article introduces the term "differentiated electronic case management systems", since the development...

Erwin Rooze

2013-01-01

186

Integrated Management Software System by Intelex  

...integrated,management,software,project,property,sales,system,accounting,system,vendor,business,database,crm,manufacturing,forms,barcode,invoice,asset,solution, payroll,warehouse,library,workflow,...inventory,maintenance,intelex Integrate your EHS, quality and business management systems into a central information portal helping organizations to reduce duplication of effort, ...increase efficiencies, and lower overall costs of management. ...

187

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in e-waste: Level and transfer in a typical e-waste recycling site in Shanghai, Eastern China.  

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Very few data for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were available in the electronic waste (e-waste) as one of the most PBDEs emission source. This study reported concentrations of PBDEs in e-waste including printer, rice cooker, computer monitor, TV, electric iron and water dispenser, as well as dust from e-waste, e-waste dismantling workshop and surface soil from inside and outside of an e-waste recycling plant in Shanghai, Eastern China. The results showed that PBDEs were detected in the majority of e-waste, and the concentrations of ?PBDEs ranged from not detected to 175g/kg, with a mean value of 10.8g/kg. PBDEs were found in TVs made in China after 1990. The mean concentrations of ?PBDEs in e-waste made in Korea, Japan, Singapore and China were 1.84g/kg, 20.5g/kg, 0.91g/kg, 4.48g/kg, respectively. The levels of ?PBDEs in e-waste made in Japan far exceed the threshold limit of RoHS (1.00g/kg). BDE-209 dominated in e-waste, accounting for over 93%. The compositional patterns of PBDEs congeners resembled the profile of Saytex 102E, indicating the source of deca-BDE. Among the samples of dust and surface soil from a typical e-waste recycling site, the highest concentrations of ?18PBDEs and BDE-209 were found in dust in e-waste, ranging from 1960 to 340,710ng/g and from 910 to 320,400ng/g, which were 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than other samples. It suggested that PBDEs released from e-waste via dust, and then transferred to surrounding environment. PMID:24090830

Li, Yue; Duan, Yan-Ping; Huang, Fan; Yang, Jing; Xiang, Nan; Meng, Xiang-Zhou; Chen, Ling

2014-06-01

188

Management system and ISO 14000; Management system to ISO14000  

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ISO 14000 series (with Japan`s JIS Q14000 series corresponding thereto) which is the international standard of environmental management systems is overviewed. This series prescribes the mechanism under which organizations (business enterprises, etc) will be continuously engaged in activities for the mitigation of load upon environments. It is the ISO 14001 of this series that prescribes the requirements to be satisfied for winning certification relative to environmental assessment, and the other standards are guide lines. At present, people are focusing their attention on the international diffusion of the ISO 14001 that has already been published, and are hoping that standards will soon be available to govern the environmental label, environmental performance evaluation, and life-cycle assessment. As many as 425 certificates prescribed by the ISO 14001 had been granted in Japan up to September, 1996. The function of the examination and registration system is also referred to. 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Yano, Y. [Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

1997-11-01

189

Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Configuration Management Plan. Revision 1  

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This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in developing and maintaining the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure that any changes made to software and related documentation are consistent with ATMS goals and contained securely in a central library. This plan applies to all software and associated documentation used in producing ATMS V1.0 and ATMS V2.0 system.

Weidert, R.S.

1994-01-01

190

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

191

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

1994-01-01

192

Evaluation of Content Management Systems  

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In this part of the book we provide results from an online survey targeting companies of Content Management Systems (CMSs). The objective of this survey is to provide an overview of the capabilities of today’s CMSs, in particular with regard to the adoption of semantic technologies. The survey has been promoted as part of the European Project Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS, iks-project.eu). It was available online from June to November 2010. Overall, 27 CMS companies have been selected fo...

Tobias Kowatsch; Wolfgang Maass

2012-01-01

193

On a problem of active system management ???? ?????? ?????????? ???????? ????????  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

A mathematical model of an active system is considered in the article. An active system represents an organizational model. The authors research into the problem of inconsistency between the concerns of the management authority and those of the managed subject. The managed subject acts for its benefit and supplies realistic information to the management authority. The main method of research into the above systems is based on the mathematical simulation of administrative decision making proce...

Khayrullin Rustam Zinnatullovich; Adigamov Arkadiy Engelevich; Bitieva Zarina Ruslanovna

2013-01-01

194

76 FR 76917 - Homeless Management Information Systems Requirements  

Science.gov (United States)

...definition of ``Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)'' is revised...Definitions. * * * * * Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The information...definition of ``homeless management information system (HMIS)'' is...

2011-12-09

195

Effectiveness of Environmental Managment Systems for Better Regulation  

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

196

DESIGN OF INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

A quality management recently has been the concepts that using a great mass of information flow. The unique function of information in quality management has become the driver of this study. There is a need of building the model for quality management information system before designing the information system. This paper will show two points that important for the information system. The points, database model and expert system, will be explained as the part of the information system for qual...

Yulius Halim

2002-01-01

197

Designing an oil spill information management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper presents the architectural design of OSIMS, an Oil Spill Information Management System, which is an integrated information management tool that consists of an object-relational database management system, an adaptive decision support system, an advanced visualization system (AVS) and a geographic information system (GIS). OSIMS will handle large and diverse databases of environmental, ecological, geographical, engineering, and regulatory information and will be used for risk analysis and contingency planning.

Douligeris, C.; Collins, J.; Iakovou, E.; Sun, P.; Riggs, K.R. [Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (United States)

1995-12-31

198

ZIGBEE Based Agriculture Management System  

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Full Text Available Agriculture is a source of livelihood of majority Indians and has great impact on the economy of the country. In dry areas or in case of inadequate rainfall, irrigation becomes difficult. So, it needs to be automated for proper yield and handled remotely for farmer safety. This paper proposed idea about monitoring the field area without human interaction. The fundamental concept of this paper is to provide a highly enabled monitoring of field variables. Modern agricultural management relies strongly on many different sensing methodologies to provide accurate information of field variables like soil, climate, and environmental conditions. Almost every sensing technique may find an application in agriculture .A zigbee based Agriculture management system in real time system is implemented using Zigbee network in the present study. Experiments were carried out at lab scale to sense the temperature, soil moisture, water level. Based on the information received by the user through GSM, an action of control can be taken from any place

J.Swetha

2013-09-01

199

Waste Management System Requirements Document (WMSR)  

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This report is an appendix of the Waste Management Description Project, Revision 2''. This appendix is about the interim approach for the technical baseline of the waste management system. It describes the documentation and regulations of the waste management system requirements and description.

1992-02-01

200

Waste Management System Description Document (WMSD)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report is an appendix of the Waste Management Description Project, Revision 1''. This appendix is about the interim approach for the technical baseline of the waste management system. It describes the documentation and regulations of the waste management system requirements and description. (MB)

1992-02-01

 
 
 
 
201

A tool management system based on RFID  

Science.gov (United States)

Built the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) hardware system then developed a tool management system based on Labview in the paper. The software can control the read/write device to read/write data through the serial port and use the database management module to add, query, modify and delete record. So, the automatic identification and management of cutting tool is realized.

Wang, Z. G.; Xu, L. D.; Cai, D. S.; Xu, L.; Yu, H. H.

2010-12-01

202

MEMIS: Multimedia emergency management information system  

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In this paper the authors present a prototype management information system (MIS) designed for emergency managers: MEMIS (multimedia emergency management information system). The purpose is to show the technological possibilities and ease of development, and the tasks that can be supported by such systems. MEMIS is based on the latest technology for the development of MISs: multimedia, animation, voice and video communication, LAN and WAN, and machine intelligence. MEMIS covers the three most important tasks of an emergency manager: (1) emergency planning (facility management, site selection for hazardous activities, designation of hazardous material shipment routes), (2) emergency response (notification, monitoring, and response management), and (3) the daily management work (communications by phone, fax, and e-mail; database and spreadsheet management). MEMIS communicates with (and can control) standard software packages and databases used in the emergency management community, such as CAMEO. Its open architecture makes it easy to incorporate features designed to meet the unique needs of a specified region or nation.

Beroggi, G.E.G. [Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands); Aebi, M. [Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland). Inst. of Computer Science; Wallace, W.A. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)

1995-12-31

203

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

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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: {yields} Antimony and arsenic concentrations in dust from e-waste recycling were investigated. {yields} E-waste recycling is an important emerging source of Sb pollution. {yields} Sb/As ratios may help identify the e-waste contamination.

Bi, Xiangyang, E-mail: bixy@cug.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074 (China); Faculty of Earth Science, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074 (China); Li, Zhonggen [State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang 550002 (China); Zhuang, Xiaochun [Faculty of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074 (China); Han, Zhixuan [State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074 (China); Faculty of Earth Science, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074 (China); Yang, Wenlin [Faculty of Earth Science, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074 (China)

2011-11-01

204

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Tässä opinnäytetyössä käsitellään Microsof System Center Configuration Manager 2012 –ohjelmistoa. Opinnäytetyön alussa tehdään yleiskatsaus Configuration Manager –ohjelmistoon ja sen suomiin mahdollisuuksiin. Käytännönosuudessa tutustutaan ohjelmiston asennukseen, käyttöjärjestelmän levitykseen ja ohjelmistokirjaston rakentamiseen.

2013-01-01

205

Research Priorities for Health Systems Management.  

Science.gov (United States)

The proceedings of a 1978 conference on research priorities for health systems management held in Washington, DC, are summarized. Participants included researchers, health care providers, and government officials. The management research needs addressed i...

S. Frawley R. C. Jones J. Corman J. Levy

1978-01-01

206

Hanford Environmental Information System Configuration Management Plan  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1996-01-01

207

The management system for the processing, handling and storage of radioactive waste. Safety guide  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The objective of this Safety Guide is to provide recommendations on developing and implementing management systems for the pretreatment, treatment, conditioning and storage of radioactive waste. It covers the management systems for the pretreatment (collection, segregation, chemical adjustment and decontamination), treatment (volume reduction, removal of radioactive material and change of composition), conditioning (immobilization, packaging and overpacking) and storage of radioactive waste. It also covers management systems for related processes and activities in waste management, such as: waste generation, waste characterization, use of controlled discharges clearance, packaging strategies, design and manufacture of containers, handling of waste packages, safety assessment, and regulatory authorization (e.g. licensing). This Safety Guide covers management systems for managing all types of waste including operational waste. It covers waste from nuclear fuel cycle activities, including mining, milling and extraction, uranium conversion, uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, reactor operation, fuel reprocessing, management of non-reprocessed spent fuel, waste management, and decommissioning. It also covers waste from non-nuclear-fuel-cycle activities, such as mining, milling, extraction and processing of non-uranium minerals and resources (i.e. waste containing naturally occurring radionuclides, such as in fertilizers, oil and gas), activities in hospitals, in laboratories, in research facilities, in industry and decommissioning or cleanup of facilities used for activities no longer practised (e.g. workshops used for painting dials with radium). This Safety Guide is intended to be used by organizations that are directly involved in, or that regulate, the facilities and activities described and by the suppliers of nuclear safety related products that are required to meet some or all of the requirements established in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-3 The Management System for Facilities and Activities. It will also be useful to legislators and to members of the public and other parties interested in the nuclear industry. Appendix I gives an example of the overall management system for a programme of activities for waste management, incorporating the individual management systems of a series of operators that carry out successive steps in the processing, handling, storage and disposal of waste. Appendix II gives an example of the application of a graded approach to implementing management system procedures. Important safety related characteristics of waste products are detailed in Appendix III

2008-06-01

208

Framework for Conference Management System  

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Full Text Available Normal 0 7.8 ? 0 2 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:????; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} This paper presents a Web-based Conference Management System framework that is intended to support multiple conferences and facilitate the conference management starting from the conference preparation until the attendance tracking process during conference day. The framework derived from the analysis of several web-based related applications. The framework is presents and the results are discussed.

Abu Bakar Md Sultan

2009-02-01

209

Comparative Study of Management Information System and Decision Support System  

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Management information system is computer based system, which makes information available to manager with similar needs. Management information systems focus only on fully structured task or routines for decision .MIS work on online mode with an average processing speed .Generally, it is used by low level management .Decision support system are powerful tool that assist corporate executives , administrators and other senior officials in making decision regarding the problem. DSS support hu...

Rachhpal Singh; Ankur Bhardwaj; Robin Sharma

2013-01-01

210

Project management plan for Contract Management Information System (CONTRACT)  

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The office of the Vice President of A/E Construction for ICF Kaiser has requested that OSHA compliance statistics be made available to management for companies subcontracting to the ICF Kaiser Company. In addition, a need to better manage contract administrative data for the Contracts Administration and the Construction Management Projects organizations has been identified. The Contract Management Information System is being developed to achieve these objectives. This document provides a Project Management Plan for development of the Contract Management Administration System (CONTRACT) by Design Services DAD/CAE Support. The Project Management Plan describes the project work breakdown structure, safety and quality considerations, with associated cost, schedule and project management information. The CONTRACT System is intended to aid the ICF Kaiser divisions with tracking of A/E subcontractor information to include general contract administration information used by the Contracts Administration organization, contract and safety performance data used by the Construction Management Projects and office of the organization and Vice President of A/E Construction.

Severud, K.J.

1995-01-27

211

AOIPS water resources data management system  

Science.gov (United States)

A geocoded data management system applicable for hydrological applications was designed to demonstrate the utility of the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Information Processing System (AOIPS) for hydrological applications. Within that context, the geocoded hydrology data management system was designed to take advantage of the interactive capability of the AOIPS hardware. Portions of the Water Resource Data Management System which best demonstrate the interactive nature of the hydrology data management system were implemented on the AOIPS. A hydrological case study was prepared using all data supplied for the Bear River watershed located in northwest Utah, southeast Idaho, and western Wyoming.

Merritt, E. S.; Shotwell, R. L.; Place, M. C.; Belknap, N. J.

1976-01-01

212

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

213

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

214

Assessing waste management systems using reginalt software  

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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.

Meshkov, N.K.; Camasta, S.F.; Gilbert, T.L.

1988-03-01

215

Assessing waste management systems using reginalt software  

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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

1988-01-01

216

Knowledge Management System and User Modeling  

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Full Text Available 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.

Cornelia NOVAC UDUDEC

2011-03-01

217

Management system, organizational climate and performance relationships  

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Seven aerospace firms were investigated to determine if a relationship existed among management systems, organizational climate, and organization performance. Positive relationships were found between each of these variables, but a statistically significant relationship existed only between the management system and organizational climate. The direction and amount of communication and the degree of decentralized decision-making, elements of the management system, also had a statistically significant realtionship with organization performance.

Davis, B. D.

1979-01-01

218

Research of Foreign Exchange Management Legal System  

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Full Text Available 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 foreign exchange.

Yang Bai

2009-02-01

219

Environmental Management Software System by Intelex  

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

220

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

 
 
 
 
221

Document Management System Mobility – Main Trend in Future Document Management  

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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 ...

2013-01-01

222

Daily management systems in medicine.  

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"Lean" (continuous improvement) organizations make use of daily management systems (DMS) that are designed so that problems can be quickly identified, front-line staff are empowered to fix the problems that they can, and problems that the front-line staff cannot fix are escalated and countermeasures created quickly. Key components of a DMS include leadership standard work, visual controls, and a daily accountability process, as well as discipline involving each of these three components. The author's organization recently had the opportunity to open a new, nonreplacement hospital, allowing the incorporation of continuous improvement principles into the hospital's design and operations. One high-priority task was the creation of a DMS, which was structured as a tiered "huddle" system. All of the front-line clinical areas, as well as all clinical and nonclinical ancillary support areas, conduct morning huddles. Problems identified at these huddles and needing escalation are then brought to a patient flow huddle and an integrated huddle. All of these huddles occur daily and have a standard format with three clearly defined components: metrics-goal review, daily readiness assessment, and problem accountability reporting. The huddles also provide a daily opportunity to see and converse with the people with whom one needs to discuss certain issues. The process of bringing people together for these huddles can contribute significantly to team formation, coordination of efforts, and development of a culture of trust. PMID:24617697

Donnelly, Lane F

2014-01-01

223

Electrofluidic systems for contrast management  

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Operating in dynamic lighting conditions and in greatly varying backgrounds is challenging. Current paints and state-ofthe- art passive adaptive coatings (e.g. photochromics) are not suitable for multi- environment situations. A semi-active, low power, skin is needed that can adapt its reflective properties based on the background environment to minimize contrast through the development and incorporation of suitable pigment materials. Electrofluidic skins are a reflective display technology for electronic ink and paper applications. The technology is similar to that in E Ink but makes use of MEMS based microfluidic structures, instead of simple black and white ink microcapsules dispersed in clear oil. Electrofluidic skin's low power operation and fast switching speeds (~20 ms) are an improvement over current state-ofthe- art contrast management technologies. We report on a microfluidic display which utilizes diffuse pigment dispersion inks to change the contrast of the underlying substrate from 5.8% to 100%. Voltage is applied and an electromechanical pressure is used to pull a pigment dispersion based ink from a hydrophobic coated reservoir into a hydrophobic coated surface channel. When no voltage is applied, the Young-Laplace pressure pushes the pigment dispersion ink back down into the reservoir. This allows the pixel to switch from the on and off state by balancing the two pressures. Taking a systems engineering approach from the beginning of development has enabled the technology to be integrated into larger systems.

Rebello, Keith J.; Maranchi, Jeffrey P.; Tiffany, Jason E.; Brown, Christopher Y.; Maisano, Adam J.; Hagedon, Matthew A.; Heikenfeld, Jason C.

2012-05-01

224

Selective adsorption and recovery of Au(III) from three kinds of acidic systems by persimmon residual based bio-sorbent: A method for gold recycling from e-wastes.  

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A low cost bio-sorbent, named "PPF resin", was prepared by crosslinking the persimmon residual with formaldehyde. The adsorption behavior of PPF resin towards Au(III) from varied HCl and HNO3 concentration solutions was studied. PPF resin could adsorb almost complete Au(III) from high acidic systems. The influence of dilution ratio, solid-liquid ratio and time towards Au(III) from aqua regia leached PCBs liquor was censored in detail by batch and continuous adsorption methods. The PPF resin before and after adsorption was characterized by FT-IR, XRD and XPS spectra which provided evidences for the reduction of Au(III) to Au(0) with a proposed mechanism of Au(III) adsorption-reduction process. After saturated column adsorption of 0.1g PPF resin, 0.0506g gold (purity: 99.9%) was obtained by the method of incineration. The present results provide a new approach for gold recovery from the secondary resources. PMID:24811444

Fan, Ruiyi; Xie, Feng; Guan, Xueliang; Zhang, Qinglin; Luo, Zhengrong

2014-07-01

225

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

226

Waste Management Information System (WMIS) User Guide  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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 through 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

2008-01-01

227

EMIS: Enrichment Management Information System  

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The objective of the effort was the development of a calculational tool which would permit DOE to make realistic projections of the separative work demands of its customers as an aid in planning for the future operation of the enrichment facilities. The calculational methods were to recognize the flexibility in scheduling, etc., available to DOE customers under their enrichment contreacts as well as the ability to pool separative work withdrawn under two or more contracts. It was also to be designed to permit the user to add new customers or delete existing contracts as well as to allow variation of the estimated start-up dates for those reactors currently under construction. The output of the model was to display projections of separative work demand as SWU and in triplet form for several categories of reactors. These included, in addition to the total demand on the enrichment complex, separate totals for domestic and foreign customers, for reactors with Requirements and Adjustable Fixed Commitment contracts and for reactors in operation, under construction and projected new reactors designated by the user. The foundations upon which the system is based are described in this report. This includes a discussion of the available alternatives for customer management of separative work and the assumptions and guidelines established for development of the model. The report also contains a description of the computational procedures used in the model, and a description of the EMIS system itself, which also serves as a users' manual for the code. Finally, samples demonstrating the use of the system and indicating the form of the input and output are included

1981-01-01

228

Content management system in educational environment  

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This paper points out and describes the characteristics that are shared between the most of today’s content management systems. The intention was to find what makes the core of today’s content management systems, i.e. what defines them. To provide this, authors analyzed great number of systems on a great number of attributes and features. Systems were compared and analyzed based on their approximate cost, supported operating systems and popularity. The result of those analyses indicates t...

Vladimir Mateljan; Vedran Juri?i?; Goran ?ambi?

2008-01-01

229

Establishing a successful management information system for project management  

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This paper presents the process we followed to achieve a successful management information system. Like many other organizations who decide to utilize a computer system to provide usable management information to aid in decision making, we found ourselves instead entangled in myriad of data items and details and complex and convoluted software programs, but no achievement of any ''management information,'' i.e., that which could be applied to aid in decision making. Since I have observed that this condition occurs in many organizations, our experience may provide insight to others struggling with nonexistent or cumbersome management information systems and guide them in the formulation of an effective MIS.

Johnston, D.M.

1985-01-01

230

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

231

Sustainable Soil Water Management Systems  

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Soil quality and its management must be considered as key elements for an effective management of water resources, given that the hydrological cycle and land management are intimately linked (Bossio et al. 2007). Soil degradation has been described by Bossio et al. (2010) as the starting point of a negative cycle of soil-water relationships, creating a positive, self-accelerating feedback loop with important negative impacts on water cycling and water productivity. Therefore, sustainable soil...

Basch, G.; Kassam, A.; Friedrich, T.; Santos, F. L.; Gubiani, P. I.; Calegari, A.; Reichert, J. M.; Dos Santos, D. R.

2012-01-01

232

Beyond the fads: Systems thinking for managers  

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This paper makes a comparison between research work going on in management science, particularly that taking a systems approach, and the research which underlies what is being offered to managers on the market in the form of the so-called management `fads` - concentrating here on guru theory, total quality management, business process re-engineering and the learning organization. This comparison proves favourable to the systems approach which, with its carefully crafted foundations, seems to offer much more to managers than the fads. Broadening the debate beyond management, a final section discusses the relationship between systems thinking and photomodernism - the latter usually associated with a pessimism about adopting any systemic or systematic approach. 20 refs.

Jackson, M.C. [Univ. of Humberside (United Kingdom)

1995-03-01

233

Refueling outage management: project control systems  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Outage management project control systems must adapt to the changing scope of work and priorities which occur during a refueling outage in order to accomplish the construction and maintenance objectives in an efficient manner. The primary components of an outage management project control system include; establishment of the outage management organization, identification and control of the scope of work, development of integrated schedules, and monitoring outage costs. This project control system must accomodate the various phases of a refueling outage in order to be an effective control tool for outage management

1984-04-01

234

University Program Management Information System  

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As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA's objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's technical and scientific programs. It is expected that, in so doing, universities will strengthen both their research and their educational capabilities to contribute more effectively to the national well being. This annual report is one means of documenting the NASA-university relationship, frequently denoted, collectively, as NASA's University Program. This report is consistent with agency accounting records, as the data is obtained from NASA's Financial and Contractual Status (FACS) System, operated by the Financial Management Division and the Procurement Office. However, in accordance with interagency agreements, the orientation differs from that required for financial or procurement purposes. Any apparent discrepancies between this report and other NASA procurement or financial reports stem from the selection criteria for the data.

Gans, Gary (Technical Monitor)

2004-01-01

235

Waste Management System Requirement document  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This volume defines the top level technical requirements for the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. It is designed to be used in conjunction with Volume 1, General System Requirements. Volume 3 provides a functional description expanding the requirements allocated to the MRS facility in Volume 1 and, when appropriate, elaborates on requirements by providing associated performance criteria. Volumes 1 and 3 together convey a minimum set of requirements that must be satisfied by the final MRS facility design without unduly constraining individual design efforts. The requirements are derived from the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987 (NWPAA), the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel (40 CFR 191), NRC Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear and High-Level Radioactive Waste (10 CFR 72), and other federal statutory and regulatory requirements, and major program policy decisions. This document sets forth specific requirements that will be fulfilled. Each subsequent level of the technical document hierarchy will be significantly more detailed and provide further guidance and definition as to how each of these requirements will be implemented in the design. Requirements appearing in Volume 3 are traceable into the MRS Design Requirements Document. Section 2 of this volume provides a functional breakdown for the MRS facility. 1 tab

1990-01-01

236

Mine railway equipments management information system  

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Based on client/server and browser/server models, the management information system described realized the entire life-cycle management of mine railway equipment which included universal equipment and special equipment in the locomotive depot, track maintenance division, electrical depot and car depot. The system has other online functions such as transmitting reports, graphics management, statistics, searches, graphics wizard and web propaganda. It was applied in Pingdingshan Coal Co. Ltd.'s Railway Transport Department. 5 refs., 4 figs.

Zhang, X.; Han, K.; Duan, T.; Liu, Z.; Lu, H. [China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou (China)

2007-06-15

237

Integrated Management Systems : advantages, problems and possibilities  

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Effective management in the globalized world requires an effective, efficient and flexible management system. Effective could be interpreted as addressing all relevant stakeholder concerns in a context of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Efficient would mean that it does the job with low resource use. Flexibility requires that changed conditions and new requirements easily can be included. Many organizations are already working with Integrated Management Systems (IMS). Interesting quest...

Abrahamsson, Sten; Isaksson, Raine; Hansson, Jonas

2010-01-01

238

Left Brain Systems and Right Brain Managers.  

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Shortcomings of management information systems in managerial functions are often attributed to differences between "left brain" activities performed by machines and "right brain" activities performed in decision making. It is argued that academic management information systems should incorporate and recognize both kinds of activity. (MSE)

Brown, Jerry W.; Service, Allan L.

1980-01-01

239

Management systems integration : a Renaissance organizational era  

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Holistic approach to management, fullfilling all the stakeholders’ requirements, characterizes management systems (MS) integration. Other distinctive features are the interactions enhancement between several sub-systems and the hiper-technological context where it develops. All these characteristics mimic a sociological, cultural, political, artistical and intellectual era: Renaissance. Taking into account the polymath or Renaissance man concept we may converge through the analogy: science ...

Domingues, Pedro; Sampaio, Paulo; Arezes, P.

2011-01-01

240

A Blood Bank Information Management System  

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A computerized Blood Bank Management system is described. Features include product oriented data input, inventory control reports, product utilization reports, rapid retrieval of individual patient reports. Relative benefits of the system are discussed.

Farmer, James J.

1982-01-01

 
 
 
 
241

Toward Web-based Careflow Management Systems  

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Full Text Available Health  care  systems are  prime  examples  of ultra large scale systems involving complex, distributive processes with a high degree of variability. There are ubiquitous communication and massive data and knowledge management requirements including documentation and reporting. Health care systems are also critical systems, where errors can be very costly in terms of lives, quality of life, and/or dollars.  The efficient use of limited resources is not only desirable but necessary. Designing these processes and managing their performance is difficult and error prone. We discuss  a  web-based  Careflow  Management  System,  currently under  development,  that takes advantage of emerging web technology and extends existing workflow management systems with formal verification features applying high performance computing  methods  to support  real-time monitoring and adaptation. Healthcare ontologies are integrated into the system to allow advanced reasoning and to ensure accurate and relevant knowledge sharing among the various collaborators enhancing interoperability between specialized systems devoted to each area.

Wendy MacCaull

2009-11-01

242

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

243

Autonomic Management for Multi-agent Systems  

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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, socialit...

2011-01-01

244

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

245

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.)

2005-11-01

246

Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). Final report  

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A feasibility study to develop a requirements analysis and functional specification for a data management system for large-scale DNA sequencing laboratories resulted in a functional specification for a Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). This document reports the results of this feasibility study, and includes a functional specification for a SIMS relational schema. The SIMS is an integrated information management system that supports data acquisition, management, analysis, and distribution for DNA sequencing laboratories. The SIMS provides ad hoc query access to information on the sequencing process and its results, and partially automates the transfer of data between laboratory instruments, analysis programs, technical personnel, and managers. The SIMS user interfaces are designed for use by laboratory technicians, laboratory managers, and scientists. The SIMS is designed to run in a heterogeneous, multiplatform environment in a client/server mode. The SIMS communicates with external computational and data resources via the internet.

Fields, C.

1996-02-15

247

Nova laser assurance-management system  

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In a well managed project, Quality Assurance is an integral part of the management activities performed on a daily basis. Management assures successful performance within budget and on schedule by using all the good business, scientific, engineering, quality assurance, and safety practices available. Quality assurance and safety practices employed on Nova are put in perspective by integrating them into the overall function of good project management. The Nova assurance management system was developed using the quality assurance (QA) approach first implemented at LLNL in early 1978. The LLNL QA program is described as an introduction to the Nova assurance management system. The Nova system is described pictorially through the Nova configuration, subsystems and major components, interjecting the QA techniques which are being pragmatically used to assure the successful completion of the project.

Levy, A.J.

1983-07-18

248

Establishing and Managing Management Information Systems in Developing Countries  

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Managers at all levels in organizations must constantly work with relevant, timely, strategic, accurate, structured, cost-effective information in order to execute planning, control, decision making and problem solving efficiently and effectively. Effective management information systems (MISs) provide this information. Many existing MISs are either not actually a MIS or inadequate. Also a large number of sizeable organizations do not own a MIS. Yet almost no publication has given incisive...

Chris Prince Udochukwu Njoku

2013-01-01

249

Software configuration management plan for HANDI 2000 business management system  

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The Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) describes the configuration management and control environment for HANDI 2000 for the PP and PS software as well as any custom developed software. This plan establishes requirements and processes for uniform documentation control, system change control, systematic evaluation and coordination of HANDI 2000. This SCMP becomes effective as this document is acceptance and will provide guidance through implementation efforts.

Wilson, D.

1998-08-25

250

Establishing and Managing Management Information Systems in Developing Countries  

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Full Text Available Managers at all levels in organizations must constantly work with relevant, timely, strategic, accurate, structured, cost-effective information in order to execute planning, control, decision making and problem solving efficiently and effectively. Effective management information systems (MISs provide this information. Many existing MISs are either not actually a MIS or inadequate. Also a large number of sizeable organizations do not own a MIS. Yet almost no publication has given incisive, clear guidance on establishing and managing an effective MIS, especially in developing countries. This paper was written, based on thorough search for and critical assessment of existing literature and on the author's experience, to correct misconceptions of MIS and to help organizations and MIS managers to have the right MIS. By reading the paper, organization’s managers and information system/information technology specialists will understand clearly the basic components of an information system and that both parties must work together to establish a MIS that achieves organization’s goals. They will also learn how to identify the need and why and how to initiate, plan, implement and maintain a new MIS or revitalization of a moribund one; to recruit and motivate suitable staff; and to provide reports that help managers to make decisions and take proactive actions.

Chris Prince Udochukwu Njoku

2013-10-01

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Using expert systems to manage distributed computer systems  

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Expert systems can be used effectively to manage distributed computer systems which are based on decentralized control of shared resources. These distributed systems can exhibit high reliability and performance. Yet, designing such systems poses formidable problems. These problems involve real-time distributed decision-making where decision-makers do not know with full certainty the state of remote nodes. The authors identify what characteristics an intelligent decision-making agent must possess to successfully attack these problems, and argue that expert systems share these characteristics. They also present the architecture of an Expert Manager, an experimental system that uses expert-system techniques to manage a distributed computer system.

Pasquale, J.

1987-01-01

252

The model of content management system  

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The content management system is a tool which is essential to load and administrate information that is in the net site. The main CMS purpose is money and time saving which is committed for the site care. To look after the site and freshen it could an employee not having specific news. Content management system is analyzing Lithuania??s and the world’s measure in this work. Their basal internal are reviewing and specifying requests for content management system’s model. So, there is a...

2006-01-01

253

QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN BANKING SYSTEM  

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Quality management banking perspective is extremely interesting, from the point of view of the activities specific, and of the permanent area competition improvement. Banks being aware of the quality problems also lead to the appearance and requirement of

Dinculescu Elena Silvia; Micuda Ion Dan

2009-01-01

254

Functions and Technical Characteristics of Satellite Network Management Systems.  

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Satellite network management systems (SNMS) are the primary component of VSATs. They perform the entire network management function. The network system management function primarily includes administrative, operational, and management. The Shenzhen Securi...

H. Peng

1996-01-01

255

Background Storage Management in Operating Systems for Communications Computers.  

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A background storage management system adapted to the special purposes of communication computers is developed. The architecture of the background storage management system is described by a model consisting of three parts: storage management, data manage...

M. Melnikow

1979-01-01

256

Configuration management plan for the Automated Transportation Management System  

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This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in ensuring and controlling the development process of the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The sponsor has identified ATMS and its components as unclassified and non-sensitive. The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure that any changes made to software and related documentation are consistent with ATMS goals and objectives and contained securely in a central library. The objectives of the Plan are to (1) Establish product baselines that support the change process; (2) Ensure that all system changes support ATMS goals and objectives; (3) Ensure that the potential impacts of system changes are adequately evaluated prior to implementation; (4) Ensure that the latest approved versions of all software are being used in all environments (current production, development and future production); (5) Establish a configuration status reporting standard that informs pertinent individuals of ATMS system status; (6) Ensure that the baselines always remain current with the production software and documentation; (7) Ensure that configuration management is integrated with other management plans designed to meet the overall objectives and goals of ATMS; and (8) Ensure that the configuration library function of maintaining all master copies of documentation and software for each product is supported.

Genoni, S.K. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-04-01

257

Systems approaches to solving practical management problems  

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Full Text Available The third main methodological stream of the systems movement is applied systems thinking, beside the study of systems in their own right and systems thinking in the disciplines. Applied systems thinking, represented by different systems methodologies for structuring problem situations, is based on appropriate frameworks of ideas, on the one hand, and is addressed to creative intervening in the real world to solve practical management problems, on the other. According to its Tran disciplinary interdisciplinary and Tran paradigmatic nature, systems thinking, through its theories, methodologies, models can add significant value in a variety of fields. In comparison with the management "fads", high status ought to be granted to applied systems thinking due to the theoretical and methodological founded ness and practical capabilities verified of various systems approaches to solving the complex, interactive and multi-meaning management problems.

Petrovi? Slavica P.

2004-01-01

258

ESSP IPP - E-Waste Education Lecture 1.3  

... The large number of Ethernet cables required by such a rack is difficult to manage. A company requiring 336 servers to meet their hosting needs will need 8 server racks, each containing 42 servers. Each server costs roughly $4000 and weighs 29 lbs, so the complete system will cost $1,350,000 and weigh nearly 10,000 lbs. This setup will require 264 amps ... In addition, 1/12 as many Ethernet cables are required per rack, making their management significantly easier. Break Out Discussion: Life Cycle Assessment Discussion Case Study: LCA of Washing Machines The washing machines comprise the following life cycle stages: - extraction of raw materials - transport of raw materials for initial processing - packaging, transport of materials ...

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Electronic communications and document management system  

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In this work designs document management and communication system for small office or average company. This system operation is based on internet technologies and allows to use it form any remote computer. Also there is drafted reporting to concerned persons about changes via various ways. This electronic communications and document management system is an unique work, originally coming out of a PHP and MySQL web application. It was the first time to directly learn the differences between Mic...

2005-01-01

260

Integral consideration of integrated management systems  

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Aim of the project for the NPPs Kruemmel and Brunsbuettel (Vattenfall) is the integral view of the business process as basis for the implementation and operation of management systems in the domains quality, safety and environment. The authors describe the integral view of the business processes in the frame of integrated management systems with the focus nuclear safety, lessons learned in the past, the concept of a process-based controlling system and experiences from the practical realization.

2010-05-01

 
 
 
 
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Developing a Moving Objects Management System  

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The aim of this study are to evaluate the current states of the Moving Objects (MO) systems and extend them to support tracking, indexing, modeling and visual querying of public transportation buses. To evaluate the system, the queries posed by fleet management companies are selected. The results showed its superior functionalities through text-based and visual queries. This study will contribute to the establishment of a Moving Objects Management System (MOMS) with modest expenditure a...

Ghajary, Y. E.; Alesheikh, A. A.

2008-01-01

262

Municipal solid waste management system: decision support through systems analysis  

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The present study intends to show the development of systems analysis model applied to solid waste management system, applied into AMARSUL, a solid waste management system responsible for the management of municipal solid waste produced in Setúbal peninsula, Portugal. The model developed intended to promote sustainable decision making, covering the four columns: technical, environmental, economic and social aspects. To develop the model an intensive literature review have been conducted. ...

Pires, Ana Lu?cia Lourenc?o

2010-01-01

263

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

264

Y-12 Integrated Materials Management System  

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The Integrated Materials Management System, when fully implemented, will provide the Y-12 National Security Complex with advanced inventory information and analysis capabilities and enable effective assessment, forecasting and management of nuclear materials, critical non-nuclear materials, and certified supplies. These capabilities will facilitate future Y-12 stockpile management work, enhance interfaces to existing National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) corporate-level information systems, and enable interfaces to planned NNSA systems. In the current national nuclear defense environment where, for example, weapons testing is not permitted, material managers need better, faster, more complete information about material properties and characteristics. They now must manage non-special nuclear material at the same high-level they have managed SNM, and information capabilities about both must be improved. The full automation and integration of business activities related to nuclear and non-nuclear materials that will be put into effect by the Integrated Materials Management System (IMMS) will significantly improve and streamline the process of providing vital information to Y-12 and NNSA managers. This overview looks at the kinds of information improvements targeted by the IMMS project, related issues, the proposed information architecture, and the progress to date in implementing the system.

Alspaugh, D. H.; Hickerson, T. W.

2002-06-03

265

Managing Real-time Collaboration in Validated Content Management System  

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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 a...

Zakaria Itahriouan; Anouar Abtoy; Kamal Eddine El-Kadiri; Noura Aknin

2013-01-01

266

Safety management systems - the next steps?  

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The leading companies in the UK oil and gas industry operate well developed management systems within an advanced legislative framework. It is generally perceived that health and safety has improved under this regime but preventable fatalities and accidents are still occurring. In the wider aspect of management, successful international companies claim to have achieved their success by creating a culture where people lower down tile organization take ownership for activities and their direction. This is the next challenge in the management of safety.

Blackmore, G.A.

1996-12-31

267

Towards Eco-friendly Database Management Systems  

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Database management systems (DBMSs) have largely ignored the task of managing the energy consumed during query processing. Both economical and environmental factors now require that DBMSs pay close attention to energy consumption. In this paper we approach this issue by considering energy consumption as a first-class performance goal for query processing in a DBMS. We present two concrete techniques that can be used by a DBMS to directly manage the energy consumption. Both t...

Lang, Willis; Patel, Jignesh

2009-01-01

268

Designing natural disaster management information system  

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Introduction: To cope with natural and unnatural critical events such as air crashes, car accidents, chemicals and earthquakes or floods needs powerful resource management. Some of these critical events are tiny and by using local and available resources management could be resolved, but some cover extended geographical areas and so need a massive, vast resources and high level management for example intense earthquakes which were occurred in Iran. Distributed information systems including we...

2007-01-01

269

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

270

OCRWM Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)  

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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

1994-01-01

271

Intelligent Manage for the Operating System Services  

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Full Text Available The Operating system is very complicated software and its size is very large. The challenges managing operating systems services have huge number of services and operating systems updates software. In this paper we concerned about Exokernel operating system structure for more generalization and reusability. For facilitate knowledge sharing and reusability the ontology based has been developed in artificial intelligence. Also semantic character in ontology based will reduce the number of services instead to keep all of them. In this paper, ontology refers to a layer of interfaces and services that resides between the application and the operating system is proposed. The proposed services ontology based facilitatesthe development, deployment and management of embedded system. Also The proposed ontology based suitable for any operating system. This paper will use Service-Oriented ontology architecture to management the operating system services development.

Eman K. Elsayed

272

Intelligent Manage for the Operating System Services  

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Full Text Available The Operating system is very complicated software and its size is very large. The challenges managing operating systems services have huge number of services and operating systems updates software. In this paper we concerned about Exokernel operating system structure for more generalization and reusability. For facilitate knowledge sharing and reusability the ontology based has been developed in artificial intelligence. Also semantic character in ontology based will reduce the number of services instead to keep all of them. In this paper, ontology refers to a layer of interfaces and services that resides between the application and the operating system is proposed. The proposed services ontology based facilitatesthe development, deployment and management of embedded system. Also The proposed ontology based suitable for any operating system. This paper will use Service-Oriented ontology architecture to management the operating system services development.

Eman K. Elsayed

2011-10-01

273

Research and Development Management System (RDMS)  

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Research and Development (R and D) is a main activity carried out at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency particularly in the physical science and nuclear field. The R and D activity that is carried out needs to be managed more efficiently and systematically. Until now all research management activities are carried out manually or semi electronically, beginning from filling in application forms to when the project is completed. Therefore a computerized system is needed in order to manage and monitor R and D projects. The R and D system is capable of giving access information concerning R and D projects which are carried out to users inside and outside the agency. The R and D management system (RDMS) can increase the capability of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency in managing, researching and developing, innovating and inventing technology as well as commercializing the R and D produced. (author)

2010-10-12

274

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

275

Effective maintenance practices to manage system aging  

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For a variety of economic and technical reasons, there has been a growing concern with the aging of complex systems and components and the role that maintenance can play in reducing this degradation. A study for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was recently undertaken to identify effective maintenance practices that could be adapted by the nuclear industry in the United States to assist in managing the aging degradation of plant systems and components. Four organizations were examined to assess the influence that their maintenance programs have on their ability to address the systems and component aging degradation issues. An effective maintenance program was found to be essential to the management of system and component aging. The four key elements of an effective maintenance program that are important to an aging management program were identified. These are: the selection of critical systems and components; the development of an understanding of aging through the collection and analysis of equipment performance information; the development of appropriate preventive and predictive maintenance tasks to manage equipment and system aging degradation; the use of feedback mechanisms to continuously improve the management of aging systems and components. These elements were found to be common to all four organizations. In examining how the four organizations have structured their maintenance programs to include these key elements provides valuable lessons not only for the nuclear power industry, but also for any industrial organization that is concerned with the management of system and component aging degradation. This document provides detail, of these studies.

Chockie, A.; Bjorkelo, K.

1992-01-01

276

Effective maintenance practices to manage system aging  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

For a variety of economic and technical reasons, there has been a growing concern with the aging of complex systems and components and the role that maintenance can play in reducing this degradation. A study for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was recently undertaken to identify effective maintenance practices that could be adapted by the nuclear industry in the United States to assist in managing the aging degradation of plant systems and components. Four organizations were examined to assess the influence that their maintenance programs have on their ability to address the systems and component aging degradation issues. An effective maintenance program was found to be essential to the management of system and component aging. The four key elements of an effective maintenance program that are important to an aging management program were identified. These are: the selection of critical systems and components; the development of an understanding of aging through the collection and analysis of equipment performance information; the development of appropriate preventive and predictive maintenance tasks to manage equipment and system aging degradation; the use of feedback mechanisms to continuously improve the management of aging systems and components. These elements were found to be common to all four organizations. In examining how the four organizations have structured their maintenance programs to include these key elements provides valuable lessons not only for the nuclear power industry, but also for any industrial organization that is concerned with the management of system and component aging degradation. This document provides detail, of these studies

1992-01-28

277

Information Systems for Coastal Zone Management.  

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A workshop in Information Systems for Coastal Zone Management was sponsored by the University of Rhode Island's Center for Ocean Management Studies and was held on June 22-23, 1978. The objectives of the workshop were to discuss: (1) the role of existing ...

L. Brockmeier

1978-01-01

278

Web Content Management Systems in Higher Education.  

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Describes the Web site development practices of Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, and the content management systems that allow owners of information to control content while the university controls the look of the Web site. More than 150 content managers assume control of some portion of the Web site. (SLD)

Powel, Wayne; Gill, Chris

2003-01-01

279

Agents-Based Knowledge Management System Model  

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Full Text Available 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.

G. A. Us

2011-12-01

280

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

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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. PMID:21907394

Bi, Xiangyang; Li, Zhonggen; Zhuang, Xiaochun; Han, Zhixuan; Yang, Wenlin

2011-11-01

 
 
 
 
281

Systems approaches to solving practical management problems  

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The third main methodological stream of the systems movement is applied systems thinking, beside the study of systems in their own right and systems thinking in the disciplines. Applied systems thinking, represented by different systems methodologies for structuring problem situations, is based on appropriate frameworks of ideas, on the one hand, and is addressed to creative intervening in the real world to solve practical management problems, on the other. According to its Tran disciplinary ...

Petrovi? Slavica P.

2004-01-01

282

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

1994-06-01

283

Waste Management System Requirements Document  

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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

1992-01-01

284

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS REGISTRATION  

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Full Text Available Workflow management system is a system that defines, creates and manages the execution of workflows through the use of software, running on one or more workflow engines, which is able to interpret the process definition, interact with workflow participants and, where required, invoke the use of IT tools and applications. It can also be seen as a system overseeing the process of passing information, documents, and tasks from one employee or machine to another within a business for action according to a set of procedural rules. This thesis is aimed at developing a workflow management system that would enable postgraduate students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka to do their registration electronically. This involves converting all manual processes to web-enabled registration designed on the concept of workflow. Specifically the tasks the proposed system can perform include: Online fees payment, automatic registration number generation, online course registration, online students information management, online course schedule system, online registration approval system and realtime feedback mechanism. The system also has a well formatted output that presents information to management in a meaningful format. The methodology adopted for this research is the structured system analysis and design methodology (SSADM. The tools used for the system design include VB.Net, Microsoft SQL server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft .Net Frame work 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 VSS Writer.

Njoku Anita

2012-09-01

285

Cooperative Autonomic Management in Dynamic Distributed Systems  

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The centralized management of large distributed systems is often impractical, particularly when the both the topology and status of the system change dynamically. This paper proposes an approach to application-centric self-management in large distributed systems consisting of a collection of autonomic components that join and leave the system dynamically. Cooperative autonomic components self-organize into a dynamically created overlay network. Through local information sharing with neighbors, each component gains access to global information as needed for optimizing performance of applications. The approach has been validated and evaluated by developing a decentralized autonomic system consisting of multiple autonomic application managers previously developed for the In-VIGO grid-computing system. Using analytical results from complex random network and measurements done in a prototype system, we demonstrate the robustness, self-organization and adaptability of our approach, both theoretically and experimentally.

Xu, Jing; Zhao, Ming; Fortes, José A. B.

286

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

287

Proactive e-Learning Management System  

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This paper introduces a new kind of e-Learning Management System: proactive LMS. These e-learning platforms are designed to improve their users' online interactions by providing appropriate actions initiated by the LMS itself.

Zampunieris, Denis

2007-01-01

288

Los Alamos Plutonium Facility Waste Management System  

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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

1997-03-02

289

Factors in Management Information System Failures.  

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This report surveys current literature (1970 - 1980) on factors that can adversely affect the successful completion and execution of a management information system project. Several areas are examined, including: (1) technology, (2) the human resource, (3...

E. W. Garrison

1980-01-01

290

Multi-domain communication management systems  

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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

291

Supplemental Information Source Document, Environmental Management System.  

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The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) Environmental Management System (EMS) is identification of environmental consequences from SNL/NM activities, products, and/or services to develop objectives and measurable targets for mi...

S. Salinas

2010-01-01

292

Integrated Information Retrieval and Document Management System.  

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This paper describes the requirements and prototype development for an intelligent document management and information retrieval system that will be capable of handling millions of pages of text or other data. Technologies for scanning, Optical Character ...

L. S. Coles J. F. Alvarez J. Chen W. Chen L. Cheung

1993-01-01

293

Comparative Study of Management Information System and Decision Support System  

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Full Text Available Management information system is computer based system, which makes information available to manager with similar needs. Management information systems focus only on fully structured task or routines for decision .MIS work on online mode with an average processing speed .Generally, it is used by low level management .Decision support system are powerful tool that assist corporate executives , administrators and other senior officials in making decision regarding the problem. DSS support huge volume of data and focuses on structure as well as semi structured data. DSS is associated with low level management and always works on real time mode. DSS is an interactive, flexible, and adaptive computer based information system. DSS supports complex decision making and increases its effectiveness .The decision support system provides good user for decision makers. The objective of this study is to understand the meaning of MIS and DSS and to know the various factors where they differ and helps to the society.

Rachhpal Singh

2013-02-01

294

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)

2008-05-25

295

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

1995-01-01

296

SGDes project. Decommissioning management system of Enresa  

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ENRESA, the public company responsible for managing radioactive waste produced in spain and nuclear facilities decommissioning work, has developed a management information system (SGDes) for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, critical for the company. SGDes system is capable of responding to operational needs for efficient, controlled and secure way. Dismantling activities require a rigorous operations control within highly specialized, process systematization and safety framework, both the human and technological point of view. (Author)

2013-01-01

297

SGDES: Management system dismantling of ENRESA  

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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.

2013-01-01

298

Understanding Pims: Personal Information Management Systems  

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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 (D...

Mark Gregory; Irena Descubes

2013-01-01

299

Digital Rights Management, Evaluation of existing systems.  

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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

300

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

 
 
 
 
301

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

302

46 CFR 16.500 - Management Information System requirements.  

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...2009-10-01 2009-10-01 false Management Information System requirements. 16.500 Section...AND SEAMEN CHEMICAL TESTING Management Information System § 16.500 Management Information System requirements. (a) Data...

2009-10-01

303

IMPLEMENTATION OF DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN THE COMPANY  

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Dissertation treats document management system in the company. It presents ways how quality management systems documentation is treated within Premogovnik Velenje. Quality systems documentation is managed on internal web portal.

2010-01-01

304

44 CFR 13.20 - Standards for financial management systems.  

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...2010-10-01 false Standards for financial management systems. 13.20 Section...13.20 Standards for financial management systems. (a) A State...applicable statutes. (b) The financial management systems of other...

2010-10-01

305

Management Intelligent Systems : First International Symposium  

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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

306

A resource management architecture for metacomputing systems.  

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Metacomputing systems are intended to support remote and/or concurrent use of geographically distributed computational resources. Resource management in such systems is complicated by five concerns that do not typically arise in other situations: site autonomy and heterogeneous substrates at the resources, and application requirements for policy extensibility, co-allocation, and online control. We describe a resource management architecture that addresses these concerns. This architecture distributes the resource management problem among distinct local manager, resource broker, and resource co-allocator components and defines an extensible resource specification language to exchange information about requirements. We describe how these techniques have been implemented in the context of the Globus metacomputing toolkit and used to implement a variety of different resource management strategies. We report on our experiences applying our techniques in a large testbed, GUSTO, incorporating 15 sites, 330 computers, and 3600 processors.

Czajkowski, K.; Foster, I.; Karonis, N.; Kesselman, C.; Martin, S.; Smith, W.; Tuecke, S.

1999-08-24

307

How Effective Managers Use Information Systems  

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Based on a study of 56 computerized decision-support systems, discusses the potential value of various decision-support systems, examines the challenges and risks such systems pose to managers, and suggests strategies for meeting those challenges and risks. (JG)

Alter, Steven L.

1976-01-01

308

Airport economics: Management control financial reporting systems  

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The development of management control financial reporting systems for airport operation is discussed. The operation of the system to provide the reports required for determining the specific revenue producing facilities of airports is described. The organization of the cost reporting centers to show the types of information provided by the system is analyzed.

Buchbinder, A.

1972-01-01

309

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager  

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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

310

Web based sales management system  

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Paramount Salt Handicraft A wholesale Himalayan salt company was previously doing business in traditional way and was limited only to the local market. However from the start day management was planning to expand the business to more locations and to attract more customers. So to expand the business and to attract the international customers and customers from other cities of Sweden it was necessary to make it available over the internet so that customers can easily get knowledge about the co...

Tarar, Shahid Iqbal

2010-01-01

311

Transport concept of new waste management system (inner packaging system)  

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Kobe Steel, Ltd. (KSL) and Transnuclear Tokyo (TNT) have jointly developed a new waste management system concept (called ''Inner packaging system'') for high dose rate wastes generated from nuclear power plants under cooperation with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The inner packaging system is designed as a total management system dedicated to the wastes from nuclear plants in Japan, covering from the wastes conditioning in power plants up to the disposal in final repository. This paper presents the new waste management system concept.

Hakozaki, K. [Transnuclear Ltd (AREVA Group), Tokyo (Japan); Wada, R. [Kobe Steel, Ltd, Kobe (Japan)

2004-07-01

312

Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  

CERN Document Server

Expert coverage of Microsoft's highly anticipated network software deployment tool The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how the new SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment, and mobile management. You'll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCC

Rachui, Steve; Martinez, Santos; Daalmans, Peter

2012-01-01

313

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

314

A computer-based purchase management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The details of a computer-based purchase management system developed to meet the specific requirements of Madras Regional Purchase Unit (MRPU) is given. Howe ver it can be easily modified to meet the requirements of any other purchase department. It covers various operations of MRPU starting from indent processing to preparation of purchase orders and reminders. In order to enable timely management action and control facilities are provided to generate the necessary management information reports. The scope for further work is also discussed. The system is completely menu driven and user friendly. Appendix A and B contains the menu implemented and the sample outputs respectively. (author)

1989-01-01

315

DATA BASE SYSTEM FOR STATE WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  

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This report describes the WAMIS Release II Data Base Management System as developed by the above performing organization. It includes system design, development procedures, development procedures, overview of data and a discussion of problems and recommendations. The appendixes c...

316

An Immune System Perspective on Ecosystem Management  

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Full Text Available A new perspective for studying the complex interactions between human activities and ecosystems is proposed. It is argued that biological immune systems share a number of similarities with ecological economic systems in terms of function. These similarities include the system's ability to recognize harmful invasions, design measures to control and destroy these invasions, and remember successful response strategies. Studying both the similarities and the differences between immune systems and ecological economic systems can provide new insights on ecosystem management.

Marco A. Janssen

2001-06-01

317

MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING SYSTEM OF WASTE WATER DISPOSAL SYSTEMS  

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Sewage works facilities consist of various assets groups. And there are many kinds of financial resources. In order to optimize the maintenance plan, and to secure the stability and sustainability of sewage works management, it is necessary to carry out financial simulation based on the life-cycle cost analysis. Furthermore, it is important to develop management accounting system that is interlinked with the financial accounting system, because many sewage administration bodies have their financial accounting systems as public enterprises. In this paper, a management accounting system, which is designed to provide basic information for asset management of sewage works facilities, is presented. Also the applicability of the management accounting system presented in this paper is examined through financial simulations.

Hori, Michihiro; Tsuruta, Takashi; Kaito, Kiyoyuki; Kobayashi, Kiyoshi

318

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

319

A core management system for JRR-3  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Japan Research Reactor No.3 (JRR-3) was upgraded to the thermal output with 20 MW by replacing the core, cooling system and utilization facilities. It is a water moderated and cooled, pool type reactor using 20% enriched U · Alx fuel. A core management system for JRR-3 has been made. This code system can manage of reactivity, power distribution and burn up in consideration of the position of control rod, fuel arrangement and operation pattern. This report is the user's manual of this code system. (author)

1991-01-01

320

Database management systems for process safety  

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Several elements of the process safety management regulation (PSM) require tracking and documentation of actions; process hazard analyses, management of change, process safety information, operating procedures, training, contractor safety programs, pre-startup safety reviews, incident investigations, emergency planning, and compliance audits. These elements can result in hundreds of actions annually that require actions. This tracking and documentation commonly is a failing identified in compliance audits, and is difficult to manage through action lists, spreadsheets, or other tools that are comfortably manipulated by plant personnel. This paper discusses the recent implementation of a database management system at a chemical plant and chronicles the improvements accomplished through the introduction of a customized system. The system as implemented modeled the normal plant workflows, and provided simple, recognizable user interfaces for ease of use.

Early, William F. [Early Consulting, L. C., 12330 Lanny Lane, Houston, TX 77077 (United States)]. E-mail: skipearly@sbcglobal.net

2006-03-17

 
 
 
 
321

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

1994-04-01

322

Integrated Project Management System description. [UMTRAP Project  

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The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project is a Department of Energy (DOE) designated Major System Acquisition (MSA). To execute and manage the Project mission successfully and to comply with the MSA requirements, the UMTRA Project Office ( Project Office'') has implemented and operates an Integrated Project Management System (IPMS). The Project Office is assisted by the Technical Assistance Contractor's (TAC) Project Integration and Control (PIC) Group in system operation. Each participant, in turn, provides critical input to system operation and reporting requirements. The IPMS provides a uniform structured approach for integrating the work of Project participants. It serves as a tool for planning and control, workload management, performance measurement, and specialized reporting within a standardized format. This system description presents the guidance for its operation. Appendices 1 and 2 contain definitions of commonly used terms and abbreviations and acronyms, respectively. 17 figs., 5 tabs.

1987-03-01

323

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

2008-07-01

324

Information Systems as Support to Corporate Management  

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Full Text Available 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 traditional firms these systems tend to be isolated from one another, and information does not flow seamlessly from one end of the organization to the other. However, in contemporary digital firms, the different types of systems are closely linked to one another. Taking into account the main areas of an enterprise, viewed from a functional perspective; manufacturing and production, sales and marketing, finance and accounting and human resources, one of the major challenges that enterprises face today, is putting together data from all of the departments in order to make information flow across the enterprise. These changes require powerful new systems that can integrate information from many different functional areas and organizational unites and coordinate firm activities with those of suppliers and other business partners. Those new systems or applications, also called as enterprise applications help to unify the firm?s structure and organization, provides more efficient operations and customer-driven business processes, help in achieving great efficiencies by automating parts of processes, contribute to completely rethinking processes, assist in all levels of management and in the perspective of technology, the corporation is represented as a unified platform. Although there are several challenges to build these systems, we strongly believe that there are extraordinary opportunities to use information systems to achieve business value and increase profitability.

Florida Veljanoska

2013-12-01

325

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

326

Ecosystem assessment and fuzzy systems management  

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“Ecosystem Assessment and Fuzzy Systems Management” is the edited outcome of the 3rd International Conference on Ecosystem Assessment Management (ICEAM) and the Workshop on the Construction of an Early Warning Platform for Eco-tourism (WCEWPE) in Hainan on May 5-12, 2013, Haikou, China. The 3rd ICEAM and the WCEWPE, built on the success of previous conferences, are major Symposiums for scientists, engineers and logistic management researchers presenting their the latest achievements, developments and applications in all areas of Ecosystem Assessment Management, Early Warning Platform for Eco-tourism and fuzziology. It aims to strengthen relations between industry research laboratories and universities, and to create a primary symposium for world scientists. The book, containing 47 papers, is divided into five parts: “Ecosystem Assessment, Management and Information”; “Intelligent Algorithm, Fuzzy Optimization and Engineering Application”; “Spatial Data Analysis and Intelligent Information Proces...

Ma, Sheng-Quan; Cao, Hu-hua

2014-01-01

327

BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS ANALYSIS  

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Full Text Available The information technology that supports the implementation of the business process management appproach is called Business Process Management System (BPMS. The main components of the BPMS solution framework are process definition repository, process instances repository, transaction manager, conectors framework, process engine and middleware. In this paper we define and characterize the role and importance of the components of BPMS's framework. The research method adopted was the case study, through the analysis of the implementation of the BPMS solution in an insurance company called Chubb do Brasil. In the case study, the process "Manage Coinsured Events"" is described and characterized, as well as the components of the BPMS solution adopted and implemented by Chubb do Brasil for managing this process.

Andrea Giovanni Spelta

2007-05-01

328

GNSS-based emergency management system  

Science.gov (United States)

Public safety and public service is a particularly challenging task. The questions of how to use the limited resources efficiently, how to improve the Government's emergency rapid response and ability of risk resistance, and how to provide a more efficient emergency service for the public, have increasingly become the focus to strengthen urban management. Emergency Response Management System is a highly efficient and powerful command system dealing with natural and social disasters, by using all aspects of the force being gathered in a short period of time, sudden events can be handled efficiently, and further development of the incident can be controlled. In this paper, based on the analysis of development status of the emergency management system at home and abroad, and the key technologies of the emergency management system based on GNSS, research and development on emergency command system based on GNSS has been done. Meanwhile, test in Sichuan earthquake has also been carried out. Practice in Sichuan province earthquake relief work has proved that the emergency management command system based on GNSS can play the advantage function and exert the maximum potential, and can play the role of "lifeline" in the critical moment.

Wu, Yuhang; Chen, Xiuwan; Ma, Lei

2009-06-01

329

Managing the Taiwan kindergarten evaluation system  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to explore the content of Taiwan’s kindergarten accreditation system and its current status, and set forth conclusions and recommendations for future references by policy-making authorities in kindergarten education. Using the documentary analysis method, results show that current evaluation system should practice more transparency in its administration. Furthermore, managers of such system should be encouraged to consider other countries’ kindergarten accreditation systems for references.

Lin, Hsiu Fen

2012-04-01

330

Project management for information system development  

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Nowadays, with the development of the information and communication technology, information systems have been developing rapidly. More and more software companies choose to develop the information system to be their main business. They want to increase their business profits by developing the information system. However, the failure rate of developing information system has been high during these years. The purpose of the thesis is to discover how to use project management knowledge to improv...

Zhang, Yang

2011-01-01

331

Re-design and extension of the remote system management OpenRSM  

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?? OpenRSM (Open Remote System Management) ????? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ??? ??? ????????????? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ????????. ????????? ??? ??? ???????????? ??????? ??? ????????? ??? ?? ????????? ??????????? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ????????...

2011-01-01

332

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

333

Establishment of a Learning Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A web-based learning management system (LMS) has been established to address the need of customized education and training of Nuclear Training Center (NTC) of KAERI. The LMS is designed to deal with various learning types (e.g. on-line, off-line and blended) and a practically comprehensive learning activity cycle (e.g. course preparation, registration, learning, and postlearning) as well as to be user-friendly. A test with an example course scenario on the established system has shown its satisfactory performance. This paper discusses details of the established webbased learning management system in terms of development approach and functions of the LMS

2006-05-25

334

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

1992-09-20

335

Distributed Database Management Systems A Practical Approach  

CERN Multimedia

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

336

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

337

Filling of orbital fluid management systems  

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A study was performed with three objectives: (1) analyze fluid management system fill under orbital conditions; (2) determine what experimentation is needed; and (3) develop an experimental program. The fluid management system was a 1.06m (41.7 in) diameter pressure vessel with screen channel device. Analyses were conducted using liquid hydrogen and N2O4. The influence of helium and autogenous pressurization systems was considered. Analyses showed that fluid management system fill will be more difficult with a cryogen than with an earth storable. The key to a successful fill with cryogens is in devising techniques for filling without vent liquid, and removing trapped vapor from the screen device at tank fill completion. This will be accomplished with prechill, fill, and vapor condensation processes. Refill will require a vent and purge process, to dilute the residual helium, prior to introducing liquid. Neither prechill, chill, nor purge processes will be required for earth storables.

Merino, F.; Blatt, M. H.; Thies, N. C.

1978-01-01

338

Knowledge base management system for mine design  

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This paper presents a new approach towards efficient feasibility study of mine design based on the knowledge base management system (KBMS) technology. Special attention is given to the backfill mining operation design and the main specifications. The basic techniques and concepts of knowledge base management system are discussed in the context of Logical Data Language (LDL). The main issues of backfill design using LDL are illustrated by an example of hydraulic transportation system design of backfill operation. Finally, we concluded that the knowledge base management system is a useful tool to solve the engineering problems like mine design, and the further extension of the technology to the full scope of the mining operation design is recommended. 13 refs., 6 figs.

Xin Huang; Hassani, F.; Lakshmanan, V.S. [McGill University, Montreal, PQ (Canada). Dept. of Mining Engineering

1994-12-31

339

System-oriented supply chain risk management  

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Due to increasing turbulence in global sales and supply markets, today's supply chains are exposed to numerous risks. Companies have discovered that a systematic management of potential incidences, e.g. supplier failures and unexpected demand changes, holds a competitive advantage. However, risk management in global supply chains is very complex. This article contributes to the existing literature by making this complexity more manageable through the introduction of a system-oriented view into supply chain risk management (SCRM). Two new, interrelated modelling approaches are proposed: a supply chain risk structure model describes the system that determines the causes and effects of supply chain risks, i.e. the factors and their relationships. The second model, the supply chain risk dynamics model, is used to model the possible dynamics of the risk development. This article also demonstrates how these models integrate into a SCRM process framework. A case study with three companies shows the feasibility of the approach.

Oehmen, Josef; Ziegenbein, Arne

2009-01-01

340

Comparative performance evaluation of database management systems  

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The primary goal of this performance evaluation study is to gather information which will allow comparison of the performance (and resource requirements) of various database management systems for different applications. The study is motivated by the difficulty of assessing the impact of the various combinations of features and implementation techniques present in different systems on their performances and resource requirements. In particular, there is some concern that the Data Retrieval System (DRS) of Advanced Data Management which has received a preliminary recommendation from LBL may not be able to handle numeric and statistical operations well, since it stores all data as text. It is not within the scope of this study to make any value judgements on the importance of performance relative to other selection criteria. It is also not within the scope of this project to examine in any great detail the impact of specific database system design decisions on performance. While the major emphasis of this project was on the functional performances of each system for a given application, and the identification of significant differences between system performances, recognition of the rapidly changing nature of data management technology motivated a significant secondary objective. This was to establish a high level framework which would allow additional database management systems and new versions of the previously tested systems to be added to the pool of results with a minimum of time and effort. This required a balance between specificity and generality in the overall test design.

Keenan, M.M.

1981-10-01

 
 
 
 
341

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EIMS) FACT SHEET  

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The purpose of the fact sheet is to provide information about the US EPA Office of Research and Developments Environmental Information Management System. The fact sheet indicates the type of records that are in EIMS, systems that are integrated with EIMS as well as some highligh...

342

Software for managing multicrate FASTBUS Systems  

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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

1982-10-22

343

Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System  

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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

344

Image and information management system  

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A system and methods through which pictorial views of an object's configuration, arranged in a hierarchical fashion, are navigated by a person to establish a visual context within the configuration. The visual context is automatically translated by the system into a set of search parameters driving retrieval of structured data and content (images, documents, multimedia, etc.) associated with the specific context. The system places ''hot spots'', or actionable regions, on various portions of the pictorials representing the object. When a user interacts with an actionable region, a more detailed pictorial from the hierarchy is presented representing that portion of the object, along with real-time feedback in the form of a popup pane containing information about that region, and counts-by-type reflecting the number of items that are available within the system associated with the specific context and search filters established at that point in time.

Robertson, Tina L. (Inventor); Raney, Michael C. (Inventor); Dougherty, Dennis M. (Inventor); Kent, Peter C. (Inventor); Brucker, Russell X. (Inventor); Lampert, Daryl A. (Inventor)

2009-01-01

345

Establishment of nuclear business management system  

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For the formulation of the technology development strategies the nuclear core technology, environmental analysis has been performed in four aspects: ecological environment, energy economy, nuclear policy and R and D environment. After analyzing the environment and identifying the opportunities and threats from the environment, the strategies on individual and organizational level have been developed for both of the short-term and long-term periods. For the betterment of nuclear business management, the management information system, management by objective and the mechanism for the enhancement of negotiation power in the international agreement have been studied. (Author)

1991-01-01

346

Warehouse management in ERP system  

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The acronym ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) celebrated its twentieth anniversary last year. In 1990 this acronym was used for the first time by the analysis group Gartner to refer to systems that have the ability to support several business functions in the same way. Today these systems are mainly introduced in large companies but because of their advantages they are also spreading to small and medium-sized companies.

2011-01-01

347

Work flow management systems applied in nuclear power plants management system to a new computer platform  

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Activities performed in most companies are based on the flow of information between their different departments and personnel. Most of this information is on paper (delivery notes, invoices, reports, etc). The percentage of information transmitted electronically (electronic transactions, spread sheets, files from word processors, etc) is usually low. The implementation of systems to control and speed up this work flow is the aim of work flow management systems. This article presents a prototype for applying work flow management systems to a specific area: the basic life cycle of a purchase order in a nuclear power plant, which requires the involvement of various computer applications: purchase order management, warehouse management, accounting, etc. Once implemented, work flow management systems allow optimisation of the execution of different tasks included in the managed life cycles and provide parameters to, if necessary, control work cycles, allowing their temporary or definitive modification. (Author)

1996-01-01

348

One System for Blood Program Information Management  

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A system which integrates the diverse functions of a Blood Program within one structure is being assembled at the American National Red Cross Blood Services, Northeast Region. When finished, it will provide technical support for collection scheduling, donor recruitment, recordkeeping, laboratory processing, inventory management, HLA typing and matching, distribution, and administration within the Program. By linking these applications, a reporting structure useful to top management will be pr...

Gero, Michael G.; Klickstein, Judith S.; Hurst, Timm M.

1980-01-01

349

Does Corporate Governance Impact Risk Management System?  

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Full Text Available This paper brings forth the contribution of corporate governance to risk management system at the enterprise level. The research is a complex one, integrating both quantitative and qualitative information. The quantitative information consists of balance sheet and profit and loss account data while the qualitative one includes dummy variables reflecting the agency and monitoring costs which govern the relationship between managers and shareholders.

Petre BREZEANU

2011-04-01

350

Toward a distributed package management system  

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The mutation of the software economy toward crowdsourcing, the explosion of the number of devices and the increasing need for quickly-released software call for revisiting the way software are deployed and managed. The current approach adopted by most software package management systems is to rely on a single distributor, who collects packages from upstream sources, tests, releases and distributes them through a centralized channel, called repository. In this paper, we identify the major down...

Dagnat, Fabien; Simon, Gwendal; Zhang, Xu

2011-01-01

351

Ontology evolution for learning content management systems  

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Learning content management systems have become common tools to support the development and delivery of digital learning content for many years. We investigate here how semantic annotation can support the management of change and evolution of learning content. We introduce a semantic information model that supports multi-layered learning content structures, based on which an ontology-based evolution framework is developed. Ontology-enhanced traceability approach is the solution.

Pahl, Claus; Javed, Muhammad; Abgaz, Yalemisew M.

2013-01-01

352

Plant risk status information management system  

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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.

Campbell, D.J.; Ellison, B.C.; Glynn, J.C.; Flanagan, G.F.

1985-01-01

353

Electronic document management in office systems  

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This paper summarizes the main aspects concerning the management of electronic documents, that is, documents as they are represented inside the automated office. An electronic document is a multimedia data object which is an aggregation of text, images, attribute, and audio components. A system for the management of electronic documents will be constituted by a number of electronic document servers operating in a network environment together with the user workstations, which are the source of...

1985-01-01

354

Weaving Aspect Configurations for Managing System Variability  

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Variability management is a key concern in the software industry. It allows designers to rapidly propose applications that fit the environment and the user needs, with a certain Quality-of-Service level, by choosing adapted variants. While Aspect-Oriented Programming has been introduced for managing variability and complexity at the code level, the Software Product-Line community highlights the needs for variability in the earlier phases of the software lifecycle, where a system is generally ...

Morin, Brice; Barais, Olivier; Je?ze?quel, Jean-marc

2008-01-01

355

Modern management systems for higher margins  

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Maximising margins in today`s competitive international commodity markets demands superior productivity. This requires more than selecting the best equipment. It requires continually improving the efficiency of production, commercial, marketing and administrative processes under the control of solid modern management systems. This paper introduces an integrated way of working that includes proven management systems for successfully changing work practices and attitudes, developing managers and increasing accountability. It introduces a proven methodology for systematically involving people in sustained true continuous improvement of processes for maximising productivity, safety and revenue while minimising costs. The paper gets down to basics and shows how traditional system entrench outdated and sub-optimal management and work practices. It describes how traditional performance measurement and reward systems cause managers to miss opportunities to control and improve basic production and service processes. It also describes the basic methodology for using the principles correctly and provides examples of successfully implementing modern systems in mining - to achieve higher productivity. 7 refs., 10 figs.

Roberts, M. [Corporate Performance Pty Ltd., Brisbane, Qld. (Australia)

1998-12-31

356

Management information system on radiation protection  

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Considering the flux complexity and the multi source information of all radiation protection activities on nuclear organizations, an effective management information system based on technology, information and people is necessary to improve the safety on all processes and operations subjected to radiation risks. An effective management information system is an essential tool to highlight the strengths and weaknesses and identify behaviors and trends on the activities requiring radiation protection programs. Such kind of distinct knowledge is useful to reach an effective management and support the human decision-making on nuclear organization. This paper presents a management information system based on Brazilian directives and regulations on radiation protection. Due to its generic characteristics, this radiation protection control system can be implemented on any nuclear organization by reediting the non restricted parameters which could differ considering all facilities and laboratories expected on-site with diverse technologies applications. This system can be considered as a powerful tool applied on the continuous management of radiation protection activities on nuclear organizations and research institutes as well as for long term planning, not only indicating how the safety activities are going, but why they are not going as well as planned where that is the case. (author)

Grossi, Pablo Andrade; Souza, Leonardo Soares de; Figueiredo, Geraldo Magela, E-mail: pabloag@cdtn.b, E-mail: lss@cdtn.b, E-mail: gmf@cdtn.b [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

2011-07-01

357

Neural network system for traffic flow management  

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Atlanta will be the home of several special events during the next five years ranging from the 1996 Olympics to the 1994 Super Bowl. When combined with the existing special events (Braves, Falcons, and Hawks games, concerts, festivals, etc.), the need to effectively manage traffic flow from surface streets to interstate highways is apparent. This paper describes a system for traffic event response and management for intelligent navigation utilizing signals (TERMINUS) developed at Georgia Tech for adaptively managing special event traffic flows in the Atlanta, Georgia area. TERMINUS (the original name given Atlanta, Georgia based upon its role as a rail line terminating center) is an intelligent surface street signal control system designed to manage traffic flow in Metro Atlanta. The system consists of three components. The first is a traffic simulation of the downtown Atlanta area around Fulton County Stadium that models the flow of traffic when a stadium event lets out. Parameters for the surrounding area include modeling for events during various times of day (such as rush hour). The second component is a computer graphics interface with the simulation that shows the traffic flows achieved based upon intelligent control system execution. The final component is the intelligent control system that manages surface street light signals based upon feedback from control sensors that dynamically adapt the intelligent controller's decision making process. The intelligent controller is a neural network model that allows TERMINUS to control the configuration of surface street signals to optimize the flow of traffic away from special events.

Gilmore, John F.; Elibiary, Khalid J.; Petersson, L. E. Rickard

1992-09-01

358

AUTOMATED IDENTIFICATION AND SORTING OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS IN AN E-WASTE 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 landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns, e-waste recycling is a rapidly gro...

359

Installation and Simulation of a Simple Parking Lot Management System  

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The purpose of this final project was to simulate a simple automatic management system of a parking lot. This simple parking lot management system includes a wireless security camera, RFID device, a computer and management software installed on the computer.

Chen, Ningyuan

2011-01-01

360

Ambulance management system using GIS  

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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

 
 
 
 
361

Conceptualization of an intellectual maintenance management system  

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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)

Suda, Kazunori; Yonekawa, Tsuyoshi; Yoshikawa, Shinji; Ozawa, Kenji [Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan). Oarai Engineering Center

1997-04-01

362

Content management system in educational environment  

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Full Text Available This paper points out and describes the characteristics that are shared between the most of today’s content management systems. The intention was to find what makes the core of today’s content management systems, i.e. what defines them. To provide this, authors analyzed great number of systems on a great number of attributes and features. Systems were compared and analyzed based on their approximate cost, supported operating systems and popularity. The result of those analyses indicates that the most represented and the most appreciated characteristics are support, interoperability with other systems and existence of additional applications that can be integrated into the web site, like blogs, newsletters and guest books.

Vladimir Mateljan

2008-10-01

363

An Expert System for Concrete Bridge Management  

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The importance of bridge repair versus new bridge construction has risen in recent decades due to high deterioration rates that have been observed in these structures. Budgets both for building new bridges and keeping the existing ones are always limited. To help rational decision-making, bridge management systems are presently being implemented by bridge authorities in several countries. The prototype of an expert system for concrete bridge management is presented in this paper, with its functionality relying on two modules. The inspection module relies on a periodic acquisition of field information complemented by a knowledge-based interactive system, BRIDGE-1. To optimize management strategies at the headquarters, the BRIDGE-2 module was implemented, including three submodules: inspection strategy, maintenance and repair.

Brito, J. de; Branco, F. A.

1997-01-01

364

Cloud Service Based On Database Management System  

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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

365

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

366

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).

2012-06-03

367

GEL, a DNA sequencing project management system.  

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We have developed an automated system for management of DNA sequencing projects. The system, named GEL, can handle data from both random sequences and from fragments whose relative positions are known. The system is highly interactive, self-documenting, and forgiving; it is designed for use by computer-naive molecular biologists. An editor designed specifically for sequences allows simple entry of data. Special functions allow direct checking and immediate editing of paired readings of the sa...

Clayton, J.; Kedes, L.

1982-01-01

368

DVFS power management in HPC systems  

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Recent increase in performance of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems has been followed by even higher increase in power consumption. Power draw of modern supercomputers leads to very high operating costs and reliability concerns. Furthermore, it has negative consequences on the environment. Accordingly, over the last decade there have been many works dealing with power/energy management in HPC systems. Since CPUs accounts for a high portion of the total system power consu...

Etinski, Maja

2012-01-01

369

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN SUCCESS OF ERP SYSTEMS  

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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 majo...

2012-01-01

370

Sensor Systems for Prognostics and Health Management  

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Prognostics and health management (PHM) is an enabling discipline consisting of technologies and methods to assess the reliability of a product in its actual life cycle conditions to determine the advent of failure and mitigate system risk. Sensor systems are needed for PHM to monitor environmental, operational, and performance-related characteristics. The gathered data can be analyzed to assess product health and predict remaining life. In this paper, the considerations for sensor system se...

2010-01-01

371

Sensor Systems for Prognostics and Health Management  

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Prognostics and health management (PHM) is an enabling discipline consisting of technologies and methods to assess the reliability of a product in its actual life cycle conditions to determine the advent of failure and mitigate system risk. Sensor systems are needed for PHM to monitor environmental, operational, and performance-related characteristics. The gathered data can be analyzed to assess product health and predict remaining life. In this paper, the considerations for sensor system sel...

2010-01-01

372

Uncertainty management in intelligent design aiding systems  

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A novel approach to uncertainty management which is particularly effective in intelligent design aiding systems for large-scale systems is presented. The use of this approach in the materials handling system design domain is discussed. It is noted that, during any point in the design process, a point value can be obtained for the evaluation of feasible designs; however, the techniques described provide unique solutions for these point values using only the current information about the design environment.

Brown, Donald E.; Gabbert, Paula S.

1988-01-01

373

Knowledge Management for Educational Information Systems  

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This article explores the application of Knowledge Management (KM) techniques to educational information systems—particularly in support of systemic reform efforts. The first section defines knowledge and its relationship to information and data. There is also a discussion of various goals that might be pursued by organizations using KM techniques. The second section explores some of the fundamental design elements of an educational KM system. These include questions surrounding the unit of...

Thorn, Christopher A.

2001-01-01

374

Intelligent Systems for Power Management and Distribution  

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The motivation behind an advanced technology program to develop intelligent power management and distribution (PMAD) systems is described. The program concentrates on developing digital control and distributed processing algorithms for PMAD components and systems to improve their size, weight, efficiency, and reliability. Specific areas of research in developing intelligent DC-DC converters and distributed switchgear are described. Results from recent development efforts are presented along with expected future benefits to the overall PMAD system performance.

Button, Robert M.

2002-01-01

375

Dynamic power management for portable systems  

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Portable systems require long battery lifetime while still delivering high performance. Dynamic power management (DPM) policies trade off the performance for the power consumption at the system level in portable devices. In this work we present the time-indexed SMDP model (TISMDP) that we use to derive optimal policy for DPM in portable systems. TISMDP model is needed to handle the non-exponential user request interarrival times we observed in practice. We use our policy to control power cons...

Simunic, Tajana; Benini, Luca; Glynn, Peter; Micheli, Giovanni

2000-01-01

376

Management systems for sustainable construction: integrating environmental, quality and safety management systems  

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The management systems implemented by contractors are paramount to encouraging sustainable construction. Evolving from developments in the manufacturing industries, a number of forward looking contracting organisations are at the forefront of establishing Integrated Management Systems (IMS) within the UK. IMS can provide a framework for sustainable construction through the effective management of quality, safety and, in particular, environmental impact. Based upon empirical and primary research data, this paper examines the concept and principles of IMS, its potential application and contribution to sustainable construction and the issues that it raises for the future management of the construction processes. Findings indicate that IMS is being championed by the major UK certification bodies and is being pursued by a number of prominent contractors who perceive IMS as the next logical and positive progression in management systems development within construction. These UK developments are likely, in the future, to impact greatly on construction management practices worldwide. (author)

Griffith, A. [Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom). Centre for the Built Environment

2002-07-01

377

Systems approach to project risk management  

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This paper describes the need for better performance in the planning and execution of projects and examines the capabilities of two different project risk analysis methods for improving project performance. A quantitative approach based on concepts and tools adopted from the disciplines of systems analysis, probabilistic risk analysis, and other fields is advocated for managing risk in large and complex research & development projects. This paper also provides an overview of how this system analysis approach for project risk management is being used at Los Alamos National Laboratory along with examples of quantitative risk analysis results and their application to improve project performance.

Kindinger, J. P. (John P.)

2002-01-01

378

CMS data and workflow management system  

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CMS expects to manage many tens of peta bytes of data to be distributed over several computing centers around the world. The CMS distributed computing and analysis model is designed to serve, process and archive the large number of events that will be generated when the CMS detector starts taking data. The underlying concepts and the overall architecture of the CMS data and workflow management system will be presented. In addition the experience in using the system for MC production, initial detector commissioning activities and data analysis will be summarized.

Fanfani, A; Bacchi, W; Codispoti, G; De Filippis, N; Pompili, A; My, S; Abbrescia, M; Maggi, G; Donvito, G; Silvestris, L; Calzolari, F; Sarkar, S; Spiga, D; Cinquili, M; Lacaprara, S; Biasotto, M; Farina, F; Merlo, M; Belforte, S; Kavka, C; Sala, L; Harvey, J; Hufnagel, D; Fanzago, F; Corvo, M; Magini, N; Rehn, J; Toteva, Z; Feichtinger, D; Tuura, L; Eulisse, G; Bockelman, B; Lundstedt, C; Egeland, R; Evans, D; Mason, D; Gutsche, O; Sexton-Kennedy, L; Dagenhart, D W; Afaq, A; Guo, Y; Kosyakov, S; Lueking, L; Sekhri, V; Fisk, I; McBride, P; Bauerdick, L; Bakken, J; Rossman, P; Wicklund, E; Wu, Y; Jones, C; Kuznetsov, V; Riley, D; Dolgert, A; van Lingen, F; Narsky, I; Paus, C; Klute, M; Gomez-Ceballos, G; Piedra-Gomez, J; Miller, M; Mohapatra, A; Lazaridis, C.; Bradley, D.; Elmer, P.; Wildish, T.; Wuerthwein, F.; Letts, J.; Bourilkov, D.; Kim, B.; Smith, P.; Hernandez, J.M.; Caballero, J.; Delgado, A.; Flix, J.; Cabrillo-Bartolome, I.; Kasemann, M.; Flossdorf, A.; Stadie, H.; Kreuzer, P.; Khomitch, A.; Hof, C.; Zeidler, C.; Kalini, S.; Trunov, A.; Saout, C.; Felzmann, U.; Metson, S.; Newbold, D.; Geddes, N.; Brew, C.; Jackson, J.; Wakefield, S.; De Weirdt, S.; Adler, V.; Maes, J.; Van Mulders, P.; Villella, I.; Hammad, G.; Pukhaeva, N.; Kurca, T.; Semneniouk, I.; Guan, W.; Lajas, J.A.; Teodoro, D.; Gregores, E.; Baquero, M.; Shehzad, A.; Kadastik, M.; Kodolova, O.; Chao, Y.; Ming Kuo, C.; Filippidis, C.; Walzel, G.; Han, D.; Kalinowski, A.; Giro de Almeida, N.M.; Panyam, N.

379

ALPHA: a general purpose management information system  

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ALPHA is a general purpose Management Information System sponsored and developed by the Finance and Materials Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ALPHA allows users to access any data base to obtain information for use in the process of management. Without modifications, ALPHA can define subsets within a data base, sequentially order a subset by one or more variables, and either create a report or print the results as a graph. A maintenance program, ALPHAMA, provides capabilities to add, delete, and change records in any data base loaded under System 1022. Both modules are user friendly and provide on-line user assistance.

Lovin, J.K.; Haese, R.L.; Lambdin, H.D.; Bugg, K.E.; Bowen, P.L.

1986-01-01

380

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

 
 
 
 
381

Access Control in Data Management Systems  

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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

382

Evaluation of Online Learning Management Systems  

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Full Text Available Evaluation of Online Learning Management Systems Phillipa STURGESS Mr. Fons NOUWENS Central Queensland University Rockhampton-AUSTRALIA ABSTRACT This article describes a participative, action evaluation process that led to a decision in 2003 to change the online learning management system (LMS software at Central Queensland University in Australia. The evaluation process was initiated, planned and conducted collaboratively by four distinct groups of staff who had been involved in different ways in operating the previous online LMS software. Although the findings of this evaluation are institutionally specific, the process of evaluation provides a useful model for use in other institutions.

Fons NOUWENS

2004-07-01

383

Risk management in information system development  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The purpose of this study is to facilitate the implementation process of the case corporation’s new information system for managing their inventory of bus tires. This study attempts to answer the questions “What were the main IT-risks in-volved with the development and implementation of the new bus tire inventory management system, what kind of effects did they have and how were they dealt with”. The study was carried out with the cooperation of the case corporation, Koiviston Auto, as ...

Ristola, Teemu

2011-01-01

384

Cms Data and Workflow Management System  

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CMS expects to manage many tens of peta bytes of data to be distributed over several computing centers around the world. The CMS distributed computing and analysis model is designed to serve, process and archive the large number of events that will be generated when the CMS detector starts taking data. The underlying concepts and the overall architecture of the CMS data and workflow management system will be presented. In addition the experience in using the system for MC production, initial detector commissioning activities and data analysis will be summarized.

Fanfani, A.; Bonacorsi, B.; Bacchi, W.; Codispoti, G.; de Filippis, N.; Pompili, A.; My, S.; Abbrescia, M.; Maggi, G.; Donvito, G.; Silvestris, L.; Calzolari, F.; Sarkar, S.; Spiga, D.; Cinquili, M.; Lacaprara, S.; Biasotto, M.; Farina, F.; Merlo, M.; Belforte, S.; Kavka, C.; Sala, L.; Harvey, J.; Hufnagel, D.; Fanzago, F.; Corvo, M.; Magini, N.; Rehn, J.; Toteva, Z.; Feichtinger, D.; Tuura, L.; Eulisse, G.; Bockelman, B.; Lundstedt, C.; Egeland, R.; Evans, D.; Mason, D.; Gutsche, O.; Sexton-Kennedy, L.; Dagenhart, D. W.; Afaq, A.; Guo, Y.; Kosyakov, S.; Lueking, L.; Sekhri, V.; Fisk, I.; McBride, P.; Bauerdick, L.; Bakken, J.; Rossman, P.; Wicklund, E.; Wu, Y.; Jones, C.; Kuznetsov, V.; Riley, D.; Dolgert, A.; van Lingen, F.; Narsky, I.; Paus, C.; Klute, M.; Gomez-Ceballos, G.; Piedra-Gomez, J.; Miller, M.; Mohapatra, A.; Lazaridis, C.; Bradley, D.; Elmer, P.; Wildish, T.; Wuerthwein, F.; Letts, J.; Bourilkov, D.; Kim, B.; Smith, P.; Hernandez, J. M.; Caballero, J.; Delgado, A.; Flix, J.; Cabrillo-Bartolome, I.; Kasemann, M.; Flossdorf, A.; Stadie, H.; Kreuzer, P.; Khomitch, A.; Hof, C.; Zeidler, C.; Kalini, S.; Trunov, A.; Saout, C.; Felzmann, U.; Metson, S.; Newbold, D.; Geddes, N.; Brew, C.; Jackson, J.; Wakefield, S.; de Weirdt, S.; Adler, V.; Maes, J.; van Mulders, P.; Villella, I.; Hammad, G.; Pukhaeva, N.; Kurca, T.; Semneniouk, I.; Guan, W.; Lajas, J. A.; Teodoro, D.; Gregores, E.; Baquero, M.; Shehzad, A.; Kadastik, M.; Kodolova, O.; Chao, Y.; Ming Kuo, C.; Filippidis, C.; Walzel, G.; Han, D.; Kalinowski, A.; Giro de Almeida, N. M.; Panyam, N.

2008-06-01

385

Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems  

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The development of information technologies in the last few years has been remarkable. Large amounts of data are collected and stored by both public institutions and private companies every day. There are clear threats to the privacy of citizens if no care is taken when collecting, storing and disseminating data. Ensuring privacy for individuals in a society when dealing with digital information, is a task which involves many agents, including politicians, legal authorities, managers, developers, and system administrators. "Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems" dea

Nin, Jordi

2010-01-01

386

Power Management for Energy Systems  

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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

387

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

1994-01-01

388

Use of a Knowledge Management System in Waste Management Projects  

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In Germany the knowledge management system 'WasteInfo' about waste management and disposal issues has been developed and implemented. Beneficiaries of 'WasteInfo' are official decision makers having access to a large information pool. The information pool is fed by experts, so called authors This means compiling of information, evaluation and assigning of appropriate properties (metadata) to this information. The knowledge management system 'WasteInfo' has been introduced at the WM04, the operation of 'WasteInfo' at the WM05. The recent contribution describes the additional advantage of the KMS being used as a tool for the dealing with waste management projects. This specific aspect will be demonstrated using a project concerning a comparative analysis of the implementation of repositories in six countries using nuclear power as examples: The information of 'WasteInfo' is assigned to categories and structured according to its origin and type of publication. To use 'WasteInfo' as a tool for the processing the projects, a suitable set of categories has to be developed for each project. Apart from technical and scientific aspects, the selected project deals with repository strategies and policies in various countries, with the roles of applicants and authorities in licensing procedures, with safety philosophy and with socio-economic concerns. This new point of view has to be modelled in the categories. Similar to this, new sources of information such as local and regional dailies or particular web-sites have to be taken into consideration. In this way 'WasteInfo' represents an open document which reflects the current status of the respective repository policy in several countries. Information with particular meaning for the German repository planning is marked and by this may influence the German strategy. (authors)

2006-03-02

389

Waste management system requirements document  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This volume defines the top level requirements for the Mined Geologic Disposal System (MGDS). It is designed to be used in conjunction with Volume 1 of the WMSR, General System Requirements. It provides a functional description expanding the requirements allocated to the MGDS in Volume 1 and elaborates on each requirement by providing associated performance criteria as appropriate. Volumes 1 and 4 of the WMSR provide a minimum set of requirements that must be satisfied by the final MGDS design. This document sets forth specific requirements that must be fulfilled. It is not the intent or purpose of this top level document to describe how each requirement is to be satisfied in the final MGDS design. Each subsequent level of the technical document hierarchy must provide further guidance and definition as to how each of these requirements is to be implemented in the design. It is expected that each subsequent level of requirements will be significantly more detailed. Section 2 of this volume provides a functional description of the MGDS. Each function is addressed in terms of requirements, and performance criteria. Section 3 provides a list of controlling documents. Each document cited in a requirement of Chapter 2 is included in this list and is incorporated into this document as a requirement on the final system. The WMSR addresses only federal requirements (i.e., laws, regulations and DOE orders). State and local requirements are not addressed. However, it will be specifically noted at the potentially affected WMSR requirements that there could be additional or more stringent regulations imposed by a state or local requirements or administering agency over the cited federal requirements

1991-01-01

390

SRL-NURE hydrogeochemical data management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A data management system was developed to store and retrieve all physical, chemical, and geological data collected for the NURE Hydrogeochemical Reconnaissance program by the Savannah River laboratory (SRL). In 1975, SRL accepted responsibility for hydrogeochemical reconnaissance of twenty-five states in the eastern United States as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program to identify areas favorable for uranium exploration. The SRL-NURE hydrogeochemical data management system is written in FORTRAN IV for an IBM System 360/195 computer. The system is designed to accommodate the changes in the types of data collected about a sampling site and for the different numbers of samples taken at the sites. The data are accepted as they become available and are combined with relevant data already in the system

1976-01-01

391

Operations system administration plan for HANDI 2000 business management system  

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The Hanford Data Integration 2000 (HANDI 2000) Project will result in an integrated and comprehensive set of functional applications containing core information necessary to support the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC). It is based on the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product solution with commercially proven business processes. This includes systems that support finance, supply, chemical management, human resources and payroll activities on the Hanford Site. The Passport (PP) software is an integrated application for Accounts Payable, Contract Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). The PeopleSoft (PS) software is an integrated application for General Ledger, Project Costing, Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, and Training. The implementation of this set of products, as the first deliverable of the HANDI 2000 Project, is referred to as Business Management System (BMS) and MSDS.

Adams, D.E.

1998-09-29

392

Reliability planning exemplified by management systems  

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Use of system reliability planning in development and design is illustrated in summary from taking a management and protection system as an example. The functional long-term performance characteristics of a system are examined by way of introduction. Determining system reliability requirements is an important step and receives detailed consideration by reference to an example. The major principles of reliability engineering are described along with the pertinent checklists. Reliability analysis methods for complex systems are summarized and compared in an overview. The latter is intended as a guide to selecting an expedient analysis method for a specific reliability problem.

Frey, H.

1988-05-01

393

The development of KAERI management information system -First year: The development of manpower information management system-  

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The purpose of this report is to describe the implementation of the management information system for manpower. This job is the first year`s for development KAERI management information system. It is important to properly manage a manpower to cope with the external circumstances promptly and to maximize the productivity of the organization. This report aims at basic management of manpower and uses multimedia to keep abreast with the times and introduces the concept of GUI (Graphic User Interface) to user for ease access. (Author).

Kang, Shin Bok; Huh, Young Hwan; Lee, Jong Bok; Park, Soo Jin; Lee, Young Jae; Park, Yeon Sik; Jang, Deok Kyu; Park, Seung Deok; Kim, Jong Myeong [Korea Atomic Energy Res. Inst., Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

1991-12-01

394

The development of KAERI management information system -First year: The development of manpower information management system-  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The purpose of this report is to describe the implementation of the management information system for manpower. This job is the first year's for development KAERI management information system. It is important to properly manage a manpower to cope with the external circumstances promptly and to maximize the productivity of the organization. This report aims at basic management of manpower and uses multimedia to keep abreast with the times and introduces the concept of GUI (Graphic User Interface) to user for ease access. (Author)

1991-01-01

395

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

396

Waste Management Systems Requirements and Descriptions (SRD)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for the development of a system for the management of high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel in accordance with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. The Waste Management system requirements and description document is the program-level technical baseline document. The requirements include the functions that must be performed in order to achieve the system mission and performance criteria for those functions. This document covers only the functional requirements of the system; it does not cover programmatic or procedural requirements pertaining to the processes of designing, siting and licensing. The requirements are largely based on the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, Environmental Protection Agency standards, Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations, and DOE orders and guidance. However, nothing in this document should be construed as to relieve the DOE or its contractors from their responsibilities to comply with applicable statutes, regulations, and standards. This document also provides a brief description of the system being developed to meet the requirements. In addition to the described ''authorized system,'' a system description is provided for an ''improved-performance system'' which would include a monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facility. In the event that an MRS facility is approved by Congress, the improved-performance system will become the reference system. Neither system description includes Federal Interim Storage (FIS) capabilities. Should the need for FIS be identified, it will be included as an additional system element. The descriptions are focused on the interfaces between the system elements, rather than on the detail of the system elements themselves

1986-01-01

397

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

398

Self-Management for Large-Scale Distributed Systems  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Autonomic computing aims at making computing systems self-managing by using autonomic managers in order to reduce obstacles caused by management complexity. This thesis presents results of research on self-management for large-scale distributed systems. This research was motivated by the increasing complexity of computing systems and their management. In the first part, we present our platform, called Niche, for programming self-managing component-based distributed applications. In our work o...

Al-shishtawy, Ahmad

2012-01-01

399

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. PMID:22840636

Man, Ming; Naidu, Ravi; Wong, Ming H

2013-10-01

400

Architecture of Network Management Tools for Heterogeneous System  

CERN Document Server

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

 
 
 
 
401

Implementation of SAP Waste Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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 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)

2008-02-24

402

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

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

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

403

Software product management system. Software seikabutsu kanri system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Toshiba developed a software product management system in which an electronic file system TOSFile 4550S was used by making software product the database and by utilizing networks. Aims are to manage always increasing software products (including floppy disks, files and documents) under an integrated managing system, to severely preserve these software properties and to improve the efficiency of software development along with the improvement of reusing rate of software product. This was achieved by connecting TOSFile 4550S and personal computer via a LAN to a minicomputer to enable the integrated filing features of TOSFile on-line. It was realized by the features to carry out the unified management on TOSFile based on code data on the personal computer and image data inputted from TOSFile 550. 5 figs.

Takahashi, K.; Teshima, K.; Kamikokuryo, M. (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

1990-06-01

404

Dark Energy Survey Data Management System.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration will study cosmic acceleration with a 5000 deg2 griZY survey in the southern sky over 525 nights from 2011-2016. The DES data management (DESDM) system will be used to process and archive these data and the resul...

C. Beldica G. E. Daues J. Mohr J. A. Darnell M. Jarvis

2008-01-01

405

Creating an Internal Content Management System  

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In this article, the author talks about an internal content management system that they have created at Calvin College. It is a hybrid of CMS and intranet that organizes Web site content and a variety of internal tools to help librarians complete their daily tasks. Hobbes is a Web-based tool that uses Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts written…

Sennema, Greg

2004-01-01

406

Proceedings: ISO 140001 Environmental Management Systems Workshop  

Science.gov (United States)

The Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security has posted online (.pdf format) the proceedings of a July 1999 workshop on "ISO 140001 Environmental Management Systems and their implications for public policy." The online proceedings summarize the workshop presentations and provide an overview of participants and associated agencies.

407

Management Of Distribution System Using GIS  

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Full Text Available Electricity is considered as an essential need for our daily life. The power distribution companies manage the power distribution system safely and efficiently. Efficient functioning of distribution company is important to sustain the development of power sector and economy. Hence there was a need for some latest and modern systems to be utilized for improving the reliability and efficiency of power sectors. GIS(Geographical Information System came into existence as an powerful and effective tool for management of transmission and distribution system. The GIS aims to sign-out the suitable locations that are to be fed with power supply. GIS is Useful in development of accurate database,monitoring of supply and its control, analysis of commercial and customer service,energy audit, trouble call management, load management, theft detection etc. GIS technology helps the survey respondents to answer their smart grid questions and address smart grid challenges. GIS makes the smart grid smart because GIS works with data on an interactive map where it can be updated, understood, and shared."

Nidhi Mishra

2014-03-01

408

Managing Information Systems Security and Privacy  

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Based on a model that covers technological, organizational and legal views, this book deals with the management of information systems security and privacy. It also addresses principles in the background, enabling a reader to suit these principles to an organization's needs and to implement them accordingly by using explicit procedures.

Trcek, Denis

2006-01-01

409

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

410

End-User Training Management Systems.  

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Discusses the need for employee training in this information-based economy; reviews the process of end-user training and related research; describes a system that manages end-user training; and proposes potential opportunities for future development. Topics include the diversity of end users; diversity of training methods; need for outcome…

Huang, Albert H.

2003-01-01

411

Computer-based purchase management system.  

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The details of a computer-based purchase management system developed to meet the specific requirements of Madras Regional Purchase Unit (MRPU) is given. Howe ver it can be easily modified to meet the requirements of any other purchase department. It cover...

K. K. Kuriakose A. M. Nagarajan R. Krishnamurthy K. Geetha M. G. Subramani

1989-01-01

412

Saga : container booking and management system  

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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.

2007-01-01

413

FAILSAFE Health Management for Embedded Systems  

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The FAILSAFE project is developing concepts and prototype implementations for software health management in mission- critical, real-time embedded systems. The project unites features of the industry-standard ARINC 653 Avionics Application Software Standard Interface and JPL s Mission Data System (MDS) technology (see figure). The ARINC 653 standard establishes requirements for the services provided by partitioned, real-time operating systems. The MDS technology provides a state analysis method, canonical architecture, and software framework that facilitates the design and implementation of software-intensive complex systems. The MDS technology has been used to provide the health management function for an ARINC 653 application implementation. In particular, the focus is on showing how this combination enables reasoning about, and recovering from, application software problems.

Horvath, Gregory A.; Wagner, David A.; Wen, Hui Ying; Barry, Matthew

2010-01-01

414

Requirements management system browser software requirements specification  

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The purpose of this document is to define the essential user requirements for the Requirements Management System Browser (RMSB) application. This includes specifications for the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the supporting database structures. The RMSB application is needed to provide an easy to use PC-based interface to browse system engineering data stored and managed in a UNIX software application. The system engineering data include functions, requirements, and architectures that make up the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) technical baseline. This document also covers the requirements for a software application titled ``RMSB Data Loader (RMSB- DL)``, referred to as the ``Parser.`` The Parser is needed to read and parse a data file and load the data structure supporting the Browser.

Frank, D.D.

1996-10-01

415

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

1999-06-05

416

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

417

Integrated Safety, Environmental, & Emergency Management Systems (ISEEMS)  

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Sandia`s Risk Management and NEPA Department recognized the need for hazard and environmental data analysis and management to support the line managers` need to know, understand, manage and document the hazards inherent in their facilities and activities. ISEEMS (Integrated Safety, Environmental, & Emergency Management System) was developed in response to this need. ISEEMS takes advantage of the fact that there is some information needed for the NEPA process that is also needed for the safety documentation process. The ISEEMS process enables Sandia to identify and manage hazards and environmental concerns at a level of effort commensurate with the hazards themselves by adopting a necessary and sufficient (graded) approach to compliance. The Preliminary Hazard Screening module of ISEEMS determines the facility or project activity hazard classification and facility designation. ISEEMS` geo-referenced icon allows immediate, visual integration of hazard information across geographic boundaries resulting in significant information compression. At Sandia, ISEEMS runs on the Sandia Internal Restricted Network, in an MS-Windows environment on standard PC hardware. The possibility of transporting ISEEMS to a ``WEB-like`` environment is being explored.

Silver, R.; Langwell, G.; Thomas, C.; Coffing, S.

1996-05-01

418

Library perspectives on Web content management systems  

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Library Web sites are in constant flux. Not only does site design change to draw and retain user attention, but the system and underlying structure of the site changes as well. With an amazing amount of library-created resources posted online, Web administrators face challenges in maintaining the content efficiently. This paper will explore library perceptions attached to Web content management system use, based on data received from survey respondents.

2010-01-01

419

Computerized dosimetry management systems within EDF  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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)

1996-01-01

420

Wireless Energy Management System for Residential Area  

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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 moni...

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Date base management system for the MFTF  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The data base management system (DBMS) for the Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) is described as relational in nature and distributed across the nine computers of the supervisory control and diagnostics system. This paper deals with a reentrant runtime package of routines that are used to access data items, the data structures to support the runtime package, and some of the utilities in support of the DBMS

1979-11-16

422

Date base management system for the MFTF  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The data base management system (DBMS) for the Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) is described as relational in nature and distributed across the nine computers of the supervisory control and diagnostics system. This paper deals with a reentrant runtime package of routines that are used to access data items, the data structures to support the runtime package, and some of the utilities in support of the DBMS.

Choy, J.H.; Wade, J.A.

1979-11-12

423

Data management system for organic soil  

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A Data Management System for Organic Soil (DMSOS) has been developed that enables the acquisition, management and analysis of organic soil data as well as the presentation of results to be conducted effectively through a common interface. This development was in response to the data management needs of research investigating the engineering properties of organic soil and its extension to the stabilization of organic soil through dynamic replacement (DR). It is shown how the above functions are implemented efficiently using Windows-based software to perform comprehensive data management and analysis of data gathered from both laboratory and field tests. When the engineering properties of a given organic soil deposit are needed, a build-in Computer Advisor for Organic Soil Projects (CAOSP) predicts the properties from DMSOS based correlations. A unique and useful feature of the CAOSP is its ability to estimate the anticipated ultimate settlement of an organic soil deposit given the loading conditions and the moisture or organic content. Also incorporated in the DMSOS is a quality control system that utilizes computerized data acquisition/data management techniques in order to evaluate the degree of improvement of an organic soil layer at a given stage of treatment using DR.

Stinnette, P.

1999-07-01

424

Hanford solid waste management system simulation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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