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The Benin experience: How computational modeling can assist major vaccine policy changes in low and middle income countries

Bruce Y. Lee, Benjamin Schreiber, Angela R. Wateska, Diana L. Connor, Hamadou M. Dicko, Philippe Jaillard, Mercy Mvundura, Carol Levin, Mélanie Avella, Leila A. Haidari, Shawn T. Brown
2015 Vaccine  
Generating scientific evidence is one component of policy change.  ...  Our Benin experience provided key steps and lessons learned to help computational modeling inform and lead to major policy change.  ...  The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.022 pmid:25900134 pmcid:PMC4623312 fatcat:5jsvysj6ffahljlpsfnhrdhcmi

Overcoming the Main Barriers of Circular Economy Implementation through a New Visualization Tool for Circular Business Models

Bianchini, Rossi, Pellegrini
2019 Sustainability  
It is a new Circular Business Model (CBM) visualization tool, which overcomes the main limitations of the existing models able to explain CE concepts but not to boost its practical implementation in industry  ...  There is a huge gap between the broad concept of circular economy (CE) and its practical implementation in the industrial sector due to several types of barriers, which shall be led back to the lack of  ...  Author Contributions: all authors contributed equally to all aspects of the research presented in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11236614 fatcat:gmbphxqmifhhffnsqobe2ixjdi

Ftklipse - Design and Implementation of an Extendable Computer Forensics Environment: Software Requirements Specification Document [article]

Marc-André Laverdière, Serguei A. Mokhov, Suhasini Tsapa, and Djamel Benredjem
2009 arXiv   pre-print
It is designed to collect and preserve evidence, to analyze it and to report on it.  ...  It supports chain of custody management, access control policies, and batch operation of its included tools in order to facilitate and accelerate the investigation.  ...  It also integrates the chain of custody information for each part of the evidence displaying the principal, time stamp and operation performed on the evidence. • An extendable set of tools through a plug-in  ... 
arXiv:0906.2446v2 fatcat:zn4gdo2hqnd4vdis5bz7xivbxy

Use of Process Modeling in Product Development Integration within Manufacturing Environment

Syed M. Hasan, Satya Shah
2013 Advanced Materials Research  
The study also focuses on using modern modeling tools to represent the product development processes of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and its suppliers.  ...  The impact of supply chain on new product development (NPD) and product introduction is particularly important in a time when (i) there are pressures for growing product proliferation in order to meet  ...  IDEF is a family of modeling languages which is described later Object Role Modeling (ORM) in the field of software engineering is a method for conceptual modeling, and can be used as a tool for information  ... 
doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/amr.816-817.1210 fatcat:w5vphoqav5ggtgapmm2l3eknfi

Looking for a Black Cat in a Dark Room: Security Visualization for Cyber-Physical System Design and Analysis [article]

Georgios Bakirtzis, Brandon J. Simon, Cody H. Fleming, Carl R. Elks
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Today, there is a plethora of software security tools employing visualizations that enable the creation of useful and effective interactive security analyst dashboards.  ...  We apply this tool in a significant area of engineering design---the design of cyber-physical systems---where security violations can lead to safety hazards.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research is based upon work supported by the Department of Defense through the Systems Engineering Research Center managed by the Stevens Institute of Technology.  ... 
arXiv:1808.08081v2 fatcat:w3o4m3acxrcmff264hvjbswtqe

BAT.jl Upgrading the Bayesian Analysis Toolkit

Allen Caldwell, Cornelius Grunwald, Vasyl Hafych, Kevin Kröninger, Salvatore La Cagnina, Oliver Schulz, Lolian Shtembari, C. Doglioni, D. Kim, G.A. Stewart, L. Silvestris, P. Jackson (+1 others)
2020 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Through the use of a modular software design that is capable of running parallel and distributed, and by extending the tool with new sampling and integration algorithms, BAT.jl is a high-performance framework  ...  for Bayesian inference, meeting the requirements of modern data analysis.  ...  use of a tool-specific modeling language.  ... 
doi:10.1051/epjconf/202024506001 fatcat:sdlwyvdeuzdgfcjw75c4aplkfe

The Enterprise Architecture Analysis Tool - Support for the Predictive, Probabilistic Architecture Modeling Framework

Markus Buschle, Pontus Johnson, Khurram Shahzad
2013 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
The tool is implemented to support the Predictive, Probabilistic Architecture Modeling Framework to specify and apply assessment frameworks for performing property analysis on EA models.  ...  In this article, a tool for EA analysis is presented, supporting the analysis of properties such as business fit, security, and interoperability.  ...  In the making of machines, vehicles and buildings, the design technology CAD (Computer-aided Design) (Eastman 1999 ) is commonly used, i.e. models of the artifacts that will be created.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/BuschleJS13 fatcat:hzei74y4hfcprkf55az7nstiwq

Architectural design support for business process and business network engineering

Henry M. Franken, Rene Bal, Harmen van den Berg, Wil Janssen, Henny de Vos
2000 International Journal of Services Technology and Management  
We also introduce a visual design studio developed for this purpose.  ...  This visual design studio enables business process engineers to capture and analyse both structural and behavioural aspects of (networks of) business processes in terms of models without having to actually  ...  Testbed consists of an architectural sound methodology and supporting computer tools for business process analysis, design and implementation. We thank P.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijstm.2000.001563 fatcat:pjjbw5vog5b63jq4ox6ib5epnm

Comparing Signal Processing Hardware-Synthesis Methods Based on the Matlab Tool-Chain

Rico Zoss, Andreas Habegger, Vinzenz Bandi, Josef Goette, Marcel Jacomet
2011 2011 Sixth IEEE International Symposium on Electronic Design, Test and Application  
Various commercial and academic tools are available for the synthesis of hardware algorithms.  ...  We use several designs as case studies to investigate the effect of the tool features with respect to hardware architecture and design flexibility.  ...  As the MAT-LAB/SIMULINK tools are widely adopted for signal processing design and visualization, we compare design flows with different tools for the hardware realization of signal processing algorithms  ... 
doi:10.1109/delta.2011.58 dblp:conf/delta/ZossHBGJ11 fatcat:kc5w2zd4yfd3tb4zv3z4bvk22m

Template-based critic authoring for domain-specific visual language tools

Norhayati Mohd.Ali, John Hosking, Jun Huh, John Grundy
2009 2009 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)  
We describe a visual design critic authoring template approach that supports end-users or tool designers in the construction of critics for any Marama-based tools.  ...  In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in using computer-based "critic tools" for supporting the end-users or tool designers in analyzing and proactively improving their design artifacts  ...  Chaining a mixture of attribute and relationship templates together allows a tool designer to specify complex detection patterns over their tool meta-model.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vlhcc.2009.5295286 dblp:conf/vl/MohdAliHHG09 fatcat:45jhpp3uqbcppdc3gpwr4uypxe

Translating pathogen knowledge to practice for sanitation decision-making

Innocent K. Tumwebaze, Joan B. Rose, Nynke Hofstra, Matthew E. Verbyla, Isaac Musaazi, Daniel A. Okaali, Rose C. Kaggwa, Irene Nansubuga, Heather M. Murphy
2019 Journal of Water and Health  
The findings underscore the importance to engage stakeholders in the development of support tools for sanitation planning and highlighted broader opportunities to bridge science with practice in the WASH  ...  Practitioners revealed that different sanitation planning tools are used to inform decision-making; however, most of these tools are not user-friendly or adapted to meet their needs.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The K2P project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates SUPPLEMENTARY DATA The Supplementary Data for this paper is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wh.2019.151.  ... 
doi:10.2166/wh.2019.151 pmid:31850897 fatcat:yhvs2q5drva6zli4bpz4qu7clq

On Debugging the Performance of Configurable Software Systems: Developer Needs and Tailored Tool Support [article]

Miguel Velez, Pooyan Jamshidi, Norbert Siegmund, Sven Apel, Christian Kästner
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Subsequently, we design and implement a tailored tool, adapting techniques from prior work, to support those needs.  ...  In this paper, we take a human-centered approach to identify, design, implement, and evaluate a solution to support developers in the process of debugging the performance of configurable software systems  ...  In our implementation, we generate the models using white-box techniques, as these approaches first generate local performanceinfluence models (which our tool also uses) to obtain the global model for  ... 
arXiv:2203.10356v1 fatcat:ssnzacj6bfahhozsah6qi2nf4y

Tools for Cloud Accountability: A4Cloud Tutorial [chapter]

Carmen Fernandez-Gago, Vasilis Tountopoulos, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Rehab Alnemr, David Nuñez, Julio Angulo, Tobias Pulls, Theo Koulouris
2015 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
In particular, we will review how metrics can aid the accountability process and some of the tools that the A4Cloud project will produce such as the Data Track Tool (DTT) and the Cloud Offering Advisory  ...  This paper presents the contents of the first A4Cloud tutorial. These contents include basic concepts and tools developed within the project.  ...  designed for covering the categories of mechanisms that implement security, privacy and information governance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-18621-4_15 fatcat:6gdmarhrpbcyvmfxpxvg7mit7q

Visual Analytics Tools for Sustainable Lifecycle Design: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Senthil K. Chandrasegaran, Karthik Ramani
2017 Journal of mechanical design (1990)  
We also highlight existing challenges and future opportunities for such tools in different lifecycle stages-design, manufacturing, distribution & supply chain, use-phase, end-of-life, as well as life cycle  ...  A promising approach for combining the two is through the use of visual analytics (VA) tools.  ...  This research work was partially supported by NSF (EEC 0935074, CMMI 110619) and the TATA Design Innovation Grant. The contents of this paper do not reflect the views or opinions of these agencies.  ... 
doi:10.1115/1.4037479 pmid:29170612 pmcid:PMC5695691 fatcat:gphentdbzzamdkbigr3mztn2oq

Generating Domain-Specific Visual Language Tools from Abstract Visual Specifications

John C. Grundy, John Hosking, Karen Na Li, Norhayati Mohd Ali, Jun Huh, Richard Lei Li
2013 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
These support definition of meta-models, visual notations, views, modeling behaviours, design critics and model transformations and provide a platform to realize target visual modeling tools.  ...  We describe a set of key conceptual requirements for such tools and our approach to addressing these requirements, a set of visual language-based meta-tools.  ...  We also acknowledge funding provided by The New Zealand Ministry of Science & Innovation's Software Process and Product Improvement project, the Malaysian Government, the University of Auckland, and the  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2012.33 fatcat:d34ghvcr2nbhdlrn6n5tb3d5sy
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