University of Liverpool

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  • White Papers // May 2014

    Customer Oriented Management Practices Leading to BIS Embeddedness

    Business Intelligence Systems (BIS) are able to provide relevant and innovative information thus can present a competitive edge for many organizations in order to compete in the marketplace and provide value for their customers, but in order to leverage their potential they need to be effectively used and become an...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Data-Bound Variables for WS-BPEL Executable Processes

    Standard BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) variables, if used to store the data from a data store, cannot be automatically synchronized with the data source in case other applications change the data during the BPEL process execution, which is a common occurrence particularly for long-running BPEL processes. BPEL also does...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Building Cloud-based Biometric Services

    Over the next few years the amount of biometric data being at the disposal of various agencies and authentication service providers is expected to grow significantly. Such quantities of data require not only enormous amounts of storage but unprecedented processing power as well. To be able to face this future...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    The Impact of Knowledge Management on Organisational Performance

    Knowledge management is a process that transforms individual knowledge into organizational knowledge. In this paper the author aims to show that through creating, accumulating, organizing and utilizing knowledge, organizations can enhance organizational performance. The impact of knowledge management practices on performance was empirically tested through structural equation modeling. The sample...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems: Use of Reference Models

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are used more and more extensively, to automate and enhance business processes. The capabilities of ERP systems can be described by best-practice reference models. The paper is to present the business process renovation approach with the use of reference models. Although the use of reference...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Selecting a Methodology for Business Information Systems Development: Decision Model and Tool Support

    The paper presents a decision model and a tool that helps to find an Information Systems Development Methodology (ISDM) for a computer-based business Information System (IS) that is suitable to a certain IS development project or an organization dealing with IS development. The intention of the model is not only...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Increasing Competitiveness of the Construction Sector by Adopting Innovative Clustering

    Companies in today's world need to become and stay competitive. This means, among other things, that they have to create new ideas and turn them into innovative products and processes. Appropriate innovation management strategies, including creation of various kinds of alliances with other business entities, need to be adopted within...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    An RFID Based E-commerce Solution for the Implementation of Secure Unattended Stores

    The present research concentrates on automation of retail process that involves customers. One can save on total man power required to manage a physical retail store and store tills if RFID at item level is implemented in a retail store. One can reduce number of persons at Security / Payment...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Efficient Small Template Iris Recognition System Using Wavelet Transform

    Iris recognition is known as an inherently reliable biometric technique for human identification. Feature extraction is a crucial step in iris recognition, and the trend nowadays is to reduce the size of the extracted features. Special efforts have been applied in order to obtain low templates size and fast verification...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Use of Reference Models in Business Process Renovation

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are often used by companies to automate and enhance their business processes. The capabilities of ERP systems can be described by best-practice reference models. The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate the business process renovation approach with the use of reference models. Although the...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Financial Flexibility, Corporate Investment And Performance

    This paper examines the impact of financial flexibility on the investment and performance of 1,068 non-financial corporations that were significantly affected by the 1997-1998 Asian crisis. The authors find that firms can attain financial flexibility, primarily through conservative leverage policies and less commonly through large cash holdings. Their analysis shows...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    An XML Mapping Language for Dynamic Semantic Workflow Harmonisation

    Service-oriented architectures have evolved to support the composition and utilisation of heterogeneous resources, such as services and data repositories, whose deployment can span both physical and organisational boundaries. The SemanticWeb Service paradigm facilitates the construction of workflows over such resources using annotations that express the meaning of the service through...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    A Modified High Capacity Image Steganography Technique Based on Wavelet Transform

    Steganography is the art and science of concealing information in unremarkable cover media so as not to arouse an eavesdropper's suspicion. It is an application under information security field. Being classified under information security, steganography will be characterized by having set of measures that rely on strengths and counter measures...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Improvement of Business Processes Performances Through Establishment of the Analogy: Quality Management System - Human Organism

    The main objective of this paper is to find an analogy through a comparison between an organization and human body function and to develop an appropriate model for performance improvement of the organization. This paper establish a model for improvement of business processes performances based on Quality Management System (QMS)...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Getting Started In The Music Industry

    The music industry remains highly competitive but is constantly changing. A wide variety of roles are available and new roles are being developed to reflect how the industry has had to adapt. Music is now available in a variety of formats and online music sales have increased dramatically. The major...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Ontology-Based Multi-Agent System to Support Business Users and Management

    For some decision processes a significant added value is achieved when enterprises' internal Data Warehouse (DW) can be integrated and combined with external data gained from web sites of competitors and other relevant Web sources. In this paper, the authors discuss the agent-based integration approach using ontologies (DSS-MAS). In this...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Conceptual Model of Business Value of Business Intelligence Systems

    With advances in the business intelligence area, there is an increasing interest for the introduction of business intelligence systems into organizations. Although the opinion about business intelligence and its creation of business value is generally accepted, economic justification of investments into business intelligence systems is not always clear. Measuring the...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Nemo: An Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Methodology

    The development of multiagent systems is increasing significantly. Thus, multiagent system designers need methodologies and tools to help them. Recent years have seen an incredible development of agent-oriented software engineering methodologies trying to cover all the range of features that agents and agent-based systems encompass. These methodologies are either based...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Deterministic Broadcast on Multiple Access Channels

    The authors study broadcasting on multiple access channels by deterministic distributed protocols. Data arrivals are governed by an adversary. The power of the adversary is constrained by the average rate of data injection and a bound on the number of different packets that can be injected in one round. The...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Multi-Agent System for Decision Support in Enterprises

    Business decisions must rely not only on organization's internal data but also on external data from competitors or relevant events. This information can be obtained from the Web but must be integrated with the data in an organization's Data Warehouse (DW). In this paper, the authors discuss the agent-based integration...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    World Music And The Global Music Industry: Flows, Corporations And Networks

    World Music is often analyzed as an interlinked series of music genres that can be specified from an ethnomusicological perspective. But in its contemporary form it is also part of a cultural economy, a sub-set of the global music industry. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a sketch...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // May 2009

    My Money But Not My Time: Microcredit And Woman's Time-Use

    The authors' theoretical model shows that when poverty and patriarchy constraint women to badly paid wage-work, credit can help them move into better paying self-employment. Income and substitution effects may also mean less housework. These linkages are investigated with reference to a credit programme in rural India. Poor women here...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    WS-BPEL Extensions for Versioning

    This paper proposes specific extensions for WS-BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) to support versioning of processes and partner links. It introduces new activities and extends existing activities, including partner links, invoke, receive, import, and on message activities. It proposes version-related extensions to variables and introduces version handlers. The proposed extensions...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Hyperset Approach to Semi-Structured Databases and the Experimental Implementation of the Query Language Delta

    This paper presents practical suggestions towards the implementation of the hyperset approach to semi-structured databases and the associated query language ∆(Delta). This work can be characterised as part of a top-down approach to semi-structured databases, from theory to practice. Over the last decade the rise of the World-Wide Web has...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jun 2007

    Agent Oriented Approach for Integration of BI Systems

    Decision Support in enterprises is gaining its importance in the age of Internet and e-business. While dealing with the need for fast response in the dynamic competitive environments and rapid increase of information available on various networks the authors propose Multi-Agent System approach to backend Decision Support. Research case study...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // May 2007

    A Methodology for Increasing Business Process Maturity in Public Sector

    Non-profit organizations such as public sector organizations have some specifics, which make renovation projects significantly different. It is clear those radical changes in the execution of business processes and in the organizational structures is not suitable for the public sector because they are not possible for many, also political, reasons....

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Sep 2006

    Business Process Modelling Using Activity Table Technique

    This paper discusses a new perspective on business process modeling with an aim to create a successful and competitive enterprise. In this paper, the authors use a technique called activity table, which is presented in a new and unique way. Business process modeling is carried out in two steps. The...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Conceptual Model of Business Value of Business Intelligence Systems

    With advances in the business intelligence area, there is an increasing interest for the introduction of business intelligence systems into organizations. Although the opinion about business intelligence and its creation of business value is generally accepted, economic justification of investments into business intelligence systems is not always clear. Measuring the...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Nemo: An Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Methodology

    The development of multiagent systems is increasing significantly. Thus, multiagent system designers need methodologies and tools to help them. Recent years have seen an incredible development of agent-oriented software engineering methodologies trying to cover all the range of features that agents and agent-based systems encompass. These methodologies are either based...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Getting Started In The Music Industry

    The music industry remains highly competitive but is constantly changing. A wide variety of roles are available and new roles are being developed to reflect how the industry has had to adapt. Music is now available in a variety of formats and online music sales have increased dramatically. The major...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    World Music And The Global Music Industry: Flows, Corporations And Networks

    World Music is often analyzed as an interlinked series of music genres that can be specified from an ethnomusicological perspective. But in its contemporary form it is also part of a cultural economy, a sub-set of the global music industry. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a sketch...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Efficient Small Template Iris Recognition System Using Wavelet Transform

    Iris recognition is known as an inherently reliable biometric technique for human identification. Feature extraction is a crucial step in iris recognition, and the trend nowadays is to reduce the size of the extracted features. Special efforts have been applied in order to obtain low templates size and fast verification...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Hyperset Approach to Semi-Structured Databases and the Experimental Implementation of the Query Language Delta

    This paper presents practical suggestions towards the implementation of the hyperset approach to semi-structured databases and the associated query language ∆(Delta). This work can be characterised as part of a top-down approach to semi-structured databases, from theory to practice. Over the last decade the rise of the World-Wide Web has...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    A Modified High Capacity Image Steganography Technique Based on Wavelet Transform

    Steganography is the art and science of concealing information in unremarkable cover media so as not to arouse an eavesdropper's suspicion. It is an application under information security field. Being classified under information security, steganography will be characterized by having set of measures that rely on strengths and counter measures...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    An XML Mapping Language for Dynamic Semantic Workflow Harmonisation

    Service-oriented architectures have evolved to support the composition and utilisation of heterogeneous resources, such as services and data repositories, whose deployment can span both physical and organisational boundaries. The SemanticWeb Service paradigm facilitates the construction of workflows over such resources using annotations that express the meaning of the service through...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Financial Flexibility, Corporate Investment And Performance

    This paper examines the impact of financial flexibility on the investment and performance of 1,068 non-financial corporations that were significantly affected by the 1997-1998 Asian crisis. The authors find that firms can attain financial flexibility, primarily through conservative leverage policies and less commonly through large cash holdings. Their analysis shows...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // May 2009

    My Money But Not My Time: Microcredit And Woman's Time-Use

    The authors' theoretical model shows that when poverty and patriarchy constraint women to badly paid wage-work, credit can help them move into better paying self-employment. Income and substitution effects may also mean less housework. These linkages are investigated with reference to a credit programme in rural India. Poor women here...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    An RFID Based E-commerce Solution for the Implementation of Secure Unattended Stores

    The present research concentrates on automation of retail process that involves customers. One can save on total man power required to manage a physical retail store and store tills if RFID at item level is implemented in a retail store. One can reduce number of persons at Security / Payment...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Deterministic Broadcast on Multiple Access Channels

    The authors study broadcasting on multiple access channels by deterministic distributed protocols. Data arrivals are governed by an adversary. The power of the adversary is constrained by the average rate of data injection and a bound on the number of different packets that can be injected in one round. The...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Ontology-Based Multi-Agent System to Support Business Users and Management

    For some decision processes a significant added value is achieved when enterprises' internal Data Warehouse (DW) can be integrated and combined with external data gained from web sites of competitors and other relevant Web sources. In this paper, the authors discuss the agent-based integration approach using ontologies (DSS-MAS). In this...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Building Cloud-based Biometric Services

    Over the next few years the amount of biometric data being at the disposal of various agencies and authentication service providers is expected to grow significantly. Such quantities of data require not only enormous amounts of storage but unprecedented processing power as well. To be able to face this future...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Multi-Agent System for Decision Support in Enterprises

    Business decisions must rely not only on organization's internal data but also on external data from competitors or relevant events. This information can be obtained from the Web but must be integrated with the data in an organization's Data Warehouse (DW). In this paper, the authors discuss the agent-based integration...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Use of Reference Models in Business Process Renovation

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are often used by companies to automate and enhance their business processes. The capabilities of ERP systems can be described by best-practice reference models. The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate the business process renovation approach with the use of reference models. Although the...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems: Use of Reference Models

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are used more and more extensively, to automate and enhance business processes. The capabilities of ERP systems can be described by best-practice reference models. The paper is to present the business process renovation approach with the use of reference models. Although the use of reference...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Improvement of Business Processes Performances Through Establishment of the Analogy: Quality Management System - Human Organism

    The main objective of this paper is to find an analogy through a comparison between an organization and human body function and to develop an appropriate model for performance improvement of the organization. This paper establish a model for improvement of business processes performances based on Quality Management System (QMS)...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Data-Bound Variables for WS-BPEL Executable Processes

    Standard BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) variables, if used to store the data from a data store, cannot be automatically synchronized with the data source in case other applications change the data during the BPEL process execution, which is a common occurrence particularly for long-running BPEL processes. BPEL also does...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Sep 2006

    Business Process Modelling Using Activity Table Technique

    This paper discusses a new perspective on business process modeling with an aim to create a successful and competitive enterprise. In this paper, the authors use a technique called activity table, which is presented in a new and unique way. Business process modeling is carried out in two steps. The...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Customer Oriented Management Practices Leading to BIS Embeddedness

    Business Intelligence Systems (BIS) are able to provide relevant and innovative information thus can present a competitive edge for many organizations in order to compete in the marketplace and provide value for their customers, but in order to leverage their potential they need to be effectively used and become an...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // May 2007

    A Methodology for Increasing Business Process Maturity in Public Sector

    Non-profit organizations such as public sector organizations have some specifics, which make renovation projects significantly different. It is clear those radical changes in the execution of business processes and in the organizational structures is not suitable for the public sector because they are not possible for many, also political, reasons....

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    WS-BPEL Extensions for Versioning

    This paper proposes specific extensions for WS-BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) to support versioning of processes and partner links. It introduces new activities and extends existing activities, including partner links, invoke, receive, import, and on message activities. It proposes version-related extensions to variables and introduces version handlers. The proposed extensions...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Selecting a Methodology for Business Information Systems Development: Decision Model and Tool Support

    The paper presents a decision model and a tool that helps to find an Information Systems Development Methodology (ISDM) for a computer-based business Information System (IS) that is suitable to a certain IS development project or an organization dealing with IS development. The intention of the model is not only...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Jun 2007

    Agent Oriented Approach for Integration of BI Systems

    Decision Support in enterprises is gaining its importance in the age of Internet and e-business. While dealing with the need for fast response in the dynamic competitive environments and rapid increase of information available on various networks the authors propose Multi-Agent System approach to backend Decision Support. Research case study...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Increasing Competitiveness of the Construction Sector by Adopting Innovative Clustering

    Companies in today's world need to become and stay competitive. This means, among other things, that they have to create new ideas and turn them into innovative products and processes. Appropriate innovation management strategies, including creation of various kinds of alliances with other business entities, need to be adopted within...

    Provided By University of Liverpool

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    The Impact of Knowledge Management on Organisational Performance

    Knowledge management is a process that transforms individual knowledge into organizational knowledge. In this paper the author aims to show that through creating, accumulating, organizing and utilizing knowledge, organizations can enhance organizational performance. The impact of knowledge management practices on performance was empirically tested through structural equation modeling. The sample...

    Provided By University of Liverpool