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Timed Broadcast via Off-the-Shelf WLAN Distributed Coordination Function for Safety-Critical Systems

B. Malinowsky, J. Gronbaek, H. P. Schwefel, A. Ceccarelli, A. Bondavalli, E. Nett
2012 2012 Ninth European Dependable Computing Conference  
An existing protocol for time bounded communication in wireless systems is adapted to a generic safety-critical application with low bandwidth requirements, but strict bounds on time behavior.  ...  The experimental results for packet loss ratio, communication delays, and broadcast completion are used to calibrate a stochastic simulation model that allows to extrapolate the expected long-term performance  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work has been performed in the framework of the EU FP7 Transport programme (call FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1), Grant no. 234088, which is funded by the European Union.  ... 
doi:10.1109/edcc.2012.26 dblp:conf/edcc/MalinowskyGSCBN12 fatcat:m6jyrewtuvcnfaq6j4ruwextzu

Understanding safety and production risks in rail engineering planning and protection

John R. Wilson, Brendan Ryan, Alex Schock, Pedro Ferreira, Stuart Smith, Julia Pitsopoulos
2009 Ergonomics  
Much of the published human factors work on risk is to do with safety and within this is concerned with prediction and analysis of human error and with human reliability assessment.  ...  This paper contains a general commentary on human factors and assessment of risk of various kinds, in the context of the aims of ergonomics and concerns about being too risk averse.  ...  We are extremely grateful not only for their funding of this work but also for the tremendous contribution they have made through their expertise in engineering, ergonomics and projects.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00140130802642211 pmid:19562589 fatcat:etciasmyafe6db65ep2rm5mjmm

Triggers of Delays in International Projects Using Engineering Procurement and Construction Delivery Methods in the Belt and Road Initiative: Case Study of a High-Speed Railway Projects

Mohammad Ajmal Nikjow, Li Liang, Xijing Qi, Samad M. E. Sepasgozar, Nicholas Chileshe
2021 Sustainability  
This study sought to explore the essence of the recurring triggers of delays in international EPC HSR projects under the BRI, and a structured questionnaire survey approach was applied to compile the first-hand  ...  Since the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been put in practice by the Chinese government, several High-Speed Railways (HSR) have been built by Chinese Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC)  ...  [60] reviewed a set of causes in different projects in various countries and provided a model of delay analysis.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13179503 fatcat:ylluur3fefallkl6gbyo4p6fpa

Measuring Rural Food Environments for Local Action in Australia: A Systematic Critical Synthesis Review

Penelope Love, Jillian Whelan, Colin Bell, Jane McCracken
2019 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The findings of this review do not offer a suite of 'gold standard' measurement tools known to be reliable, valid and sensitive to change to assess the community or consumer food environments in rural  ...  Six electronic databases were searched for peer-reviewed literature, published in English between 2006 and 2018, including at least one objective measure of the Community or Consumer Food Environment in  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph16132416 pmid:31284678 pmcid:PMC6651399 fatcat:hc2jqja37bhlzied4k4dyf5oqy

A Night at the OPERA: A Conceptual Framework for an Integrated Distributed Sensor Network-Based System to Figure out Safety Protocols for Animals under Risk of Fire

Oscar Tamburis, Francesco Giannino, Mauro D'Arco, Alessandro Tocchi, Christian Esposito, Giorgio Di Fiore, Nadia Piscopo, Luigi Esposito
2020 Sensors  
modeling, and a GIS (Geographic Information System) for both the activities of web mapping and OPERA definition.  ...  On the other hand, it determines the OPtimal Evacuation Route for Animals (OPERA) in case of fire, for each of the reported animal species living in the mentioned red zone.  ...  Discussion and Concluding Remarks The conceptual framework of the DSN-based system introduced in the present work represents a trustworthy data source for multi-risk models as it contributes in the different  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20092538 pmid:32365698 pmcid:PMC7249212 fatcat:wubtonixczautesesdyz7hozqu

Occupational correlates of smoking among urban transit operators: A prospective study

Carol B Cunradi, Rob Lipton, Aniruddha Banerjee
2007 Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy  
A series of logistic regression models were developed to estimate the contribution of occupational factors to smoking behavior over time.  ...  The purpose of this study is to investigate the contribution of occupational factors to smoking behavior over a ten year period among a multiethnic cohort of urban transit operators, while accounting for  ...  The analysis is based on data collected from transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI), the transit system for the City of San Francisco, who participated in two cross-sectional occupational  ... 
doi:10.1186/1747-597x-2-36 pmid:18096082 pmcid:PMC2254602 fatcat:ije5nof2snfwlcdjej5kg6dhoy

Exploration of asthma risk by occupation - extended analysis of an incidence study of the Finnish population

Antti Karjalainen, Kari Kurppa, Rami Martikainen, Jussi Karjalainen, Timo Klaukka
2002 Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health  
A log-linear model was used to estimate the relative risks of asthma for 275 nonadministrative occupations in comparison with administrative work (33 occupations).  ...  A great number of occupations deserves to be targeted for in-depth studies focusing on the determinants of asthma excess and on possibilities for better asthma control among asthmatics working in these  ...  We are indebted to Marianne Johnson of Statistics Finland, Kari Toivola and Timo Pitkonen of the Finnish Social Insurance Institution and Anja Savela of the Finnish Register of Occupational Diseases for  ... 
doi:10.5271/sjweh.646 fatcat:5dctmbi6lzhmzapljdeikzhbd4

Stay@Work: Participatory Ergonomics to prevent low back and neck pain among workers: design of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the (cost-)effectiveness

Maurice T Driessen, Johannes R Anema, Karin I Proper, Paulien M Bongers, Allard J van der Beek
2008 BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders  
It can be downloaded, printed and distributed freely for any purposes (see copyright notice below). Articles in BMC journals are listed in PubMed and archived at PubMed Central.  ...  Like all articles in BMC journals, this peer-reviewed article was published immediately upon acceptance.  ...  Acknowledgements This study is granted by: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZONMW).  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2474-9-145 pmid:18959799 pmcid:PMC2588446 fatcat:utgwehotq5akjf2ihlq7tovcay

Reliability and validity of the Activity Questionnaire for Adults and Adolescents (AQuAA)

Mai JM Chinapaw, Sander M Slootmaker, Albertine J Schuit, Mariska van Zuidam, Willem van Mechelen
2009 BMC Medical Research Methodology  
The AQuAA is a commonly used questionnaire in Dutch youth. Methods: In the test-retest reliability study, 53 adolescents and 58 adults completed the AQuAA twice, with an interval of two weeks.  ...  Accurate measures of physical activity are highly needed. We evaluated the testretest reliability and construct validity of the self-report Activity Questionnaire for Adults and Adolescents (AQuAA).  ...  Click here for file [http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/supplementary/1471-2288-9-58-S1.doc]  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2288-9-58 pmid:19664254 pmcid:PMC3224705 fatcat:y6ka33sn6zghtkoi36khsulf6m

Workplace neighbourhood built environment and workers' physically-active and sedentary behaviour: a systematic review of observational studies

Chien-Yu Lin, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Yung Liao, Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Tomoki Nakaya, Gavin R. McCormack, Nyssa Hadgraft, Neville Owen, Koichiro Oka
2020 International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity  
Studies were restricted to those published in English language peer-reviewed journals from 2000 to 2019. Results A total of 55 studies and 455 instances of estimated associations were included.  ...  Background Many desk-based workers can spend more than half of their working hours sitting, with low levels of physical activity.  ...  All the authors developed the protocol of this systematic review. CYL, MJK, YL, and KO drafted the manuscript, led the data extraction, and synthesised the results.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12966-020-01055-x pmid:33218343 pmcid:PMC7678125 fatcat:6oimkhccpfb5lkvfm5ilf2xxqu

Some Think of the Future: Internet, Electronic and Telephonic Labor Representation Elections

Sara Slinn, William A. Herbert
2010 Social Science Research Network  
Based upon our discussions with interview participants, increased experimentation with the IETV format and protocols, beyond NMB's model, constitutes an important avenue for future inquiry.  ...  This election format is presumptively reliable in terms of its mechanics except for the potential for human error.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1625328 fatcat:2h3gx53lpbgwvh5xtsz3pvb7zq

Modeling predictors of risky drug use behavior among male street laborers in urban Vietnam

Van Huy Nguyen, Michael P Dunne, Joseph Debattista
2013 BMC Public Health  
Conclusions: This was the first application of the modified IMB model for drug use in men who were unskilled, unregistered laborers in urban settings.  ...  IMB model in terms of goodness-of-fit to predict risky drug use behavior among this population.  ...  The author gratefully acknowledges the participation of all male labourers in the survey interviews in Hanoi city, Vietnam.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-453 pmid:23651704 pmcid:PMC3681656 fatcat:ukelkhgvgbewxavmqg3aew6yya

WSJ 2021 FINAL (June).pdf

Elias Choueiri
2021 figshare.com  
Akoum Why the Industry is Losing Faith in HSE Awards? 250 Professionals Rethink! by H. Lal Trip Attraction Models, Using Regression Analysis, for Shopping Malls in Lebanon by R. Wehbe, E.  ...  Gilkey Prevalence and Determinants of Frailty: A Cross-Sectional Study from Rural and Urban Communities in South Lebanon by F. al-Lababidi, A. Khalil, N. Bassil, E.M. Choueiri, and H.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors acknowledge the constructive impact of the management teams at the different mall centers in Lebanon, who provided us with updated data on the number of visitors per year for  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14694459.v1 fatcat:nepmptoxv5baxcglici567lhjq

(DOI-Incl.) WSJ 2021 FINAL (June 2021).pdf

Elias Choueiri
2021 figshare.com  
Gilkey Prevalence and Determinants of Frailty: A Cross-Sectional Study from Rural and Urban Communities in South Lebanon, by F. al-Lababidi, A. Khalil, N. Bassil, E.M. Choueiri, and H.  ...  Akoum Why the Industry is Losing Faith in HSE Awards? 250 Professionals Rethink!, by H. Lal Trip Attraction Models, Using Regression Analysis, for Shopping Malls in Lebanon, by R. Wehbe, E.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors acknowledge the constructive impact of the management teams at the different mall centers in Lebanon, who provided us with updated data on the number of visitors per year for  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14740761.v1 fatcat:zgh4nbqayre2rbw63m2oyzvjue

(DOI) WSJ 2021 FINAL (June 2021).pdf

Elias Choueiri
2021 figshare.com  
Gilkey Prevalence and Determinants of Frailty: A Cross-Sectional Study from Rural and Urban Communities in South Lebanon, by F. al-Lababidi, A. Khalil, N. Bassil, E.M. Choueiri, and H.  ...  Akoum Why the Industry is Losing Faith in HSE Awards? 250 Professionals Rethink!, by H. Lal Trip Attraction Models, Using Regression Analysis, for Shopping Malls in Lebanon, by R. Wehbe, E.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors acknowledge the constructive impact of the management teams at the different mall centers in Lebanon, who provided us with updated data on the number of visitors per year for  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14703066.v1 fatcat:ki7diev6f5aipdducla7ondrnu
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