University of Maine at Presque Isle

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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Variable Strength T-Way Test Suite Generator with Constraints Support

    T-way testing (or interaction testing) is a common test planning method used to sample a complete or exhaustive test suite systematically. In t-way testing, it is assumed that interaction only occurs between t numbers of parameters (where t is the interaction strength). Therefore, all t-way strategies generate the t-way test...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    New Domain Decomposition Method For Quality-Aware Parallel H.264 Video Coding

    In this paper, the authors present a new parallel granularity called \"Tiling\" to parallelize the H.264 codec. The new parallel granularity, which has the same granularity level as the parallel slice-level H.264 codec, is based on decomposing the entire video frame into tiles by utilizing a new inherently parallel 2D...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    An Artificial Neural Network Classification Approach For Improving Accuracy Of Customer Identification In E-Commerce

    With the advances in web-based oriented technologies, experts are able to capture user activities on the web. Users' web browsing behavior is used for user identification. Identifying users during their activities is extremely important in electronic commerce (e-Commerce) as it has the potential to prevent illegal transactions or activities particularly...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Recognition Of Emotion In Speech Using Variogram Based Features

    Speech Emotion Recognition (SER) is a relatively new and challenging branch in speech processing area. In this paper, the authors propose new features derived from speech spectrogram using image processing techniques for emotion recognition. For this purpose, variogram graphs are calculated from speech spectrogram. The significant Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT)...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Performance Evaluation Of Enhanced Velocity-Based Handoff Algorithm For VANET

    Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs) is based on 802.11p standard where a vehicle is connected to a base station in a dynamic manner. The vehicle is traversed from one base station to another and may affect the transmission of packets. To minimize the disruption, handoff latency must be kept at...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Understanding User Behaviors in Social Networking Service for Mobile Learning: a Case Study with Twitter

    With the rapid adoption of smart devices, various services have been evolved in mobile environment. Particularly, Twitter has become one of major mobile social networking services. In spite of the increasing use of Twitter services by students and instructors in colleges, very little empirical studies that concern the impact of...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Permutation Induced Shuffling Based Block Cipher for Real-Time Applications

    The widespread usage of multimedia data in the internet makes media content protection important. Internet telephony, internet conferencing, internet security monitoring, video teleconference, Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video-On-Demand (VOD), medical image transmission, interactive video games are some of the real time applications that require confidentiality. To accommodate the confidentiality in various applications,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Prioritizing and Fulfilling Quality Attributes for Virtual Lab Development Through Application of Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process and Software Development

    The evolution in pedagogy and research has introduced new requirements in the educational sector. On demand computing resource provisioning, often referred as virtual lab, is one of the requirements in great demand. Most current virtual lab systems are proprietary and thus their detailed software architectures are not accessible to developers....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    A Direction Framework to Address Problems in Requirements Engineering Education

    Requirements Engineering (RE) is the most difficult stage of software development for students to learn and for lecturers to teach. Requirements Engineering Education (REE) problems are reported in several studies. This paper is to verify that REE problems presented in the literature really exist in practice especially in Malaysia and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    A Novel Application Licensing Framework for Mobile Cloud Environment

    Mobile cloud computing is a new technology that enhances Smartphone applications capabilities in terms of performance, energy efficiency, and execution support. These features are achieved via computation offloading technique that is supported by specialized mobile cloud application development models. However, the cloud-enabled applications are prone to application piracy issue for...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    A Study of Machine Learning Classifiers for Anomaly-Based Mobile Botnet Detection

    In recent years, mobile devices are ubiquitous. They are employed for purposes beyond merely making phone calls. Among the mobile operating systems, Android is the most popular due to its availability as an open source operating system. Due to the proliferation of Android malwares, it is crucial to study the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Pirax: Framework for Application Piracy Control in Mobile Cloud Environment

    Mobile cloud computing is an emerging technology that is gaining popularity as a means to extend the capabilities of resource-constrained mobile devices such as a Smartphone. Mobile cloud computing requires specialized application development models that support computation offloading from a mobile device to the cloud. The computation offloading is performed...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Hybrid Pervasive Mobile Cloud Computing: Toward Enhancing Invisibility

    Vanishing computers into background toward invisible, distraction-free pervasive computing was envisioned by the researchers which is yet remained unfulfilled. Current pervasive systems feature insufficient infrastructures to accurately perceive, infer context, tune the spaces, and prevent cyber threats. Convergence of wireless networks and cloud computing with Smartphone's alleviate issues and promote...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Optimal Resource Key Management Protocol for Clustered Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

    Secure communication in a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) can be achieved through efficient key management techniques. Achieving security is not so simple due to the limited capability of radio module in wireless sensor network device. The probabilistic model provides a flexible and efficient solution when comparing various key distribution schemes...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Spectrum-aware Distributed Channel Assignment for Cognitive Radio Wireless Mesh Networks

    In cognitive radio networks, the application throughput is not only affected by primary user activity but also by numerous environment factors such as interference. Therefore, channel assignment for cognitive radio networks should not only consider channel idle time but also an error rate perceived on the channel. The spectrum-aware channel...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Distributed Context Aware Dynamic Adaptation Model for Knowledge Assessment in E-Learning System

    In this paper, the authors propose a context driven dynamic adaptation model for knowledge assessment in e-learning system through software as component. Most of the existing models deployed for knowledge management have focused on the contents of the assessment while giving less emphasis to the context with which the assessment...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Path Discovery and Selection for Energy Efficient Routing with Transmit Power Control in MANET

    In this paper, the authors design an energy efficient routing mechanism based on Dynamic Source Routing (DSR). In order to achieve energy efficient reliable transmission, routing here is divided into two parts. One is to discover the path based on Received Signal Strength (RSS) and residual energy and the other...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Recognition of Emotion in Speech Using Spectral Patterns

    Recent developments in man-machine interaction have intensified the need for recognizing human's emotion from speech. In this paper, the authors proposed using Spectral Pattern (SP) and Harmonic Energy (HE) features for the automatic recognition of human affective information from speech. These features were extracted from the spectrogram of the speech...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Intelligent Agent Based Pair Programming and Increased Self-Efficacy Through Prior-Learning for Enhanced Learning Performance

    Performances of the students in learning a programming course is not same, since learning to program is greatly influenced by two dominating factors namely self-efficacy and mental efforts. Prior research efforts have shown that high self-efficacy can have an increased effect of being a trained programmer, especially in an intelligent...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Detecting Faces in Colored Images Using Multi-Skin Color Models and Neural Network with Texture Analysis

    In this paper, the authors present an efficient hybrid system to detect frontal faces in colored images regardless of scale, location, illumination, race, number of faces, and complex background. The general architecture of the proposed system encompasses three methods: skin color segmentation, rule-based geometric knowledge, and neural network-based classifier. In...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Cloud-Based Augmentation for Mobile Devices: Motivation, Taxonomies, and Open Challenges

    Recently, Cloud-based Mobile Augmentation (CMA) approaches have gained remarkable ground from academia and industry. CMA is the state-of-the-art mobile augmentation model that employs resource-rich clouds to increase, enhance, and optimize computing capabilities of mobile devices aiming at execution of resource-intensive mobile applications. Augmented mobile devices envision to perform extensive computations...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Does Knowledge Management Deliver the Goods in SMEs?

    This paper is to review research on knowledge management's benefits within small and medium-sized firms. The paper attempts to answer the following research questions: Which studies have been conducted that focus on the benefits of KM within SMEs? What were the main findings of the studies? In what manner does...

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Success Factors of Successful Microcredit Entrepreneurs: Empirical Evidence from Malaysia

    The aims of the current paper are twofold: first, to explore the profile of successful microcredit entrepreneurs; second, to examine the key factors contributing to the success. The sample of this study comprises 250 entrepreneurs who joined the scheme of I-Wawasan in Perak. In this study, the total assets owned...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Heterogeneity in Mobile Cloud Computing: Taxonomy and Open Challenges

    The unabated flurry of research activities to augment various mobile devices by leveraging heterogeneous cloud resources has created a new research domain called Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC). In the core of such a non-uniform environment, facilitating interoperability, portability, and integration among heterogeneous platforms is nontrivial. Building such facilitators in MCC...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Greedy Interaction Elements Coverage Analysis for AI-Based T-Way Strategies

    Recently, many researchers have started to adopt Artificial Intelligence AI-based strategies for t-way testing. Here, each interaction is covered at most once whenever possible. In many AI-based strategies, sampling for the most optimal test cases is given utmost priority, but measuring of the interaction coverage metric per test case is...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Optimizing Wireless Channel Using Adaptive Modulation To Improve QoS in VANET

    Vehicular Ad hoc NETwork (VANET) is a multi-hop wireless network which involves vehicles acting as nodes to communicate with each other without infrastructural support. With the increase in Quality of Service (QoS) needs in evolving applications and the widespread use of wireless and mobile devices, it is desirable to support...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Sustainability: What It Means for Business

    Adopting more sustainable practices is an option for any size or type of business. There is much low-hanging fruit, where more sustainable conduct is immediately profitable. Numerous studies have shown that it pays to be green. Most studies also find that stock markets reward more sustainable behavior. Governments have a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of E-Recruitment Practices for SMEs in Malaysia

    The purpose of this paper is the analysis of the possibilities and difficulties of e-recruitment practices for SMEs in Malaysia, elaborating their effectiveness, and explaining some practical and managerial implications concerning these actions. Statistical analyses and empirical findings expressed here show that the attitudes and opinions of SME executives towards...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Electronic Commerce Adoption Model for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises

    Electronic commerce (E-commerce) plays an important role in growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as it allow them compete efficiently in both domestic and international markets. This paper aim to develop a conceptual model based on factors that affect the Business-To-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce success. The factors are identified by...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    User's Visual Intention Driven Retrieval Model for Semantic Video Search and Retrieval

    There are various models of retrieval mechanisms for effective video retrieval; however, 'Semantic gap' still persists. This paper aims to reduce the gap by providing a graphical user interface that allows user to express the visuals in their mind into a query using semantic association of spatial and temporal visual...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Traffic Engineering with Rerouting in Diffserv MPLS Networks

    An important aspect of traffic engineering is the re-optimization of network resources. In this process, traffic over a congested path is rerouted to a new path to improve efficiency in network resource utilization. The aggregation nature of DiffServ MPLS networks often gives rise to long-lived flows within the network. A...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Harnessing Cloud Computing for Dynamic Resource Requirement by Database Workloads

    In this paper, the authors illustrate a mechanism to address a very important aspect in the Cloud hosting strategy - resource management. They want to show how database hosting can benefit from this technology better, together with analysis on some of the causes and concerns of hosting databases in the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    SMEs; Virtual R&D Teams and New Product Development: A Literature Review

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are indeed the engines of global economic growth. Their continued growth is a major subject for the economy and employment of any country. Towards that end, Virtual Research and Development (R&D) could be a viable option to sustain and ease the operations of SMEs. However,...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Byzantine Fault Tolerance in Soap Communication Services

    An innovative SOAP communication model with modified message exchange pattern is proposed to identify and eliminate Byzantine faults in distributed services environment. When a request is made by a client to a Web enabled application, it is usually processed by a set of composite Web services. In a system of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    SAMI: Service-Based Arbitrated Multi-Tier Infrastructure for Mobile Cloud Computing

    Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is the state-of the-art mobile computing technology aims to alleviate resource poverty of mobile devices. Recently, several approaches and techniques have been proposed to augment mobile devices by leveraging cloud computing. However, long-WAN latency and trust are still two major issues in MCC that hinder its...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    MOMCC: Market-Oriented Architecture for Mobile Cloud Computing Based on Service Oriented Architecture

    The vision of augmenting computing capabilities of mobile devices, especially Smartphones with least cost is likely transforming to reality leveraging cloud computing. Cloud exploitation by mobile devices breeds a new research domain called Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC). However, issues like portability and interoperability should be addressed for mobile augmentation which...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Mobile Cloud Computing: A Review on Smartphone Augmentation Approaches

    Smartphone's have recently gained significant popularity in heavy mobile processing while users are increasing their expectations toward rich computing experience. However, resource limitations and current mobile computing advancements hinder this vision. Therefore, resource-intensive application execution remains a challenging task in mobile computing that necessitates device augmentation. In this paper, Smartphone...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Tripod of Requirements in Horizontal Heterogeneous Mobile Cloud Computing

    Recent trend of mobile computing is emerging toward executing resource-intensive applications in mobile devices regardless of underlying resource restrictions (e.g. limited processor and energy) that necessitate imminent technologies. Prosperity of cloud computing in stationary computers breeds Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) technology that aims to augment computing and storage capabilities of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Protection in Optical Mesh Networks - A Cost Effective Strategy Based on Topological Constraints

    The physical topology of optical networks imposes significant effects on the wavelength requirements and the associated network cost. Some paper on this topic has already appeared, but the impact of topologies on survivability, which is a prime issue in optical networks, is a nascent topic. This paper proposes a protection...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Research On Mobile Cloud Computing: Review, Trend, And Perspectives

    Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) which combines mobile computing and cloud computing, has become one of the industry buzz words and a major discussion thread in the IT world since 2009. As MCC is still at the early stage of development, it is necessary to grasp a thorough understanding of the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Cloud-Based Augmentation for Mobile Devices: Motivation, Taxonomies, and Open Challenges

    Recently, Cloud-based Mobile Augmentation (CMA) approaches have gained remarkable ground from academia and industry. CMA is the state-of-the-art mobile augmentation model that employs resource-rich clouds to increase, enhance, and optimize computing capabilities of mobile devices aiming at execution of resource-intensive mobile applications. Augmented mobile devices envision to perform extensive computations...

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Success Factors of Successful Microcredit Entrepreneurs: Empirical Evidence from Malaysia

    The aims of the current paper are twofold: first, to explore the profile of successful microcredit entrepreneurs; second, to examine the key factors contributing to the success. The sample of this study comprises 250 entrepreneurs who joined the scheme of I-Wawasan in Perak. In this study, the total assets owned...

    Provided By University of Maine at Presque Isle

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    SAMI: Service-Based Arbitrated Multi-Tier Infrastructure for Mobile Cloud Computing

    Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is the state-of the-art mobile computing technology aims to alleviate resource poverty of mobile devices. Recently, several approaches and techniques have been proposed to augment mobile devices by leveraging cloud computing. However, long-WAN latency and trust are still two major issues in MCC that hinder its...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    MOMCC: Market-Oriented Architecture for Mobile Cloud Computing Based on Service Oriented Architecture

    The vision of augmenting computing capabilities of mobile devices, especially Smartphones with least cost is likely transforming to reality leveraging cloud computing. Cloud exploitation by mobile devices breeds a new research domain called Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC). However, issues like portability and interoperability should be addressed for mobile augmentation which...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Research On Mobile Cloud Computing: Review, Trend, And Perspectives

    Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) which combines mobile computing and cloud computing, has become one of the industry buzz words and a major discussion thread in the IT world since 2009. As MCC is still at the early stage of development, it is necessary to grasp a thorough understanding of the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Tripod of Requirements in Horizontal Heterogeneous Mobile Cloud Computing

    Recent trend of mobile computing is emerging toward executing resource-intensive applications in mobile devices regardless of underlying resource restrictions (e.g. limited processor and energy) that necessitate imminent technologies. Prosperity of cloud computing in stationary computers breeds Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) technology that aims to augment computing and storage capabilities of...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Mobile Cloud Computing: A Review on Smartphone Augmentation Approaches

    Smartphone's have recently gained significant popularity in heavy mobile processing while users are increasing their expectations toward rich computing experience. However, resource limitations and current mobile computing advancements hinder this vision. Therefore, resource-intensive application execution remains a challenging task in mobile computing that necessitates device augmentation. In this paper, Smartphone...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs

    The number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with Research and Development (R&D) programs and employed virtual teams to create the greatest competitive advantage from limited labor are increasing. Global and localized virtual R&D teams are believed to have high potential for the growth of SMEs. Due...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Enhancing DSR Protocol Performance in Mobile Ad Hoc Network Using ACK Reply

    In this paper, the authors present a new method to improve performance of DSR in Ad Hoc Network. They present an analysis of DSR protocol and propose their algorithm to improve the performance of DSR protocol by using ACK reply path as a backup route when an original route fails...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Research on Mobile Cloud Computing: Review, Trend and Perspectives

    Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) which combines mobile computing and cloud computing, has become one of the industry buzz words and a major discussion thread in the IT world since 2009. As MCC is still at the early stage of development, it is necessary to grasp a thorough understanding of the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Enhancing Selective Encryption for H.264/AVC Using Advanced Encryption Standard

    Multimedia information availability has increased dramatically with the advent of mobile devices. But with this availability comes problems of maintaining the security of information that is displayed in public. Many approaches have been used or proposed for providing security for information dissemination over networks, protection system classified with more specific...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Heterogeneity in Mobile Cloud Computing: Taxonomy and Open Challenges

    The unabated flurry of research activities to augment various mobile devices by leveraging heterogeneous cloud resources has created a new research domain called Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC). In the core of such a non-uniform environment, facilitating interoperability, portability, and integration among heterogeneous platforms is nontrivial. Building such facilitators in MCC...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Conceptual Model for Development of New Product in SMEs by e-Collaboration and Project Management

    Being excessive time for new product development is one of the problems in most of the industries. Usually the time for production is longer than the first estimation. Then the companies lose their customers. Therefore, they can't be competitive in the global market; also the cost for production will be...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    A Review of Literature on Reducing Time and Cost of New Product in SMEs Through Project Management by E-Collaboration

    Efficient project execution is an objective in many industries, and existing project management research gives direction about how project team factors influence two important capital project outcomes: time and cost. In addition, use of Electronic collaboration (E-collaboration) technologies is essential for supporting projects. Combining a literature review with the authors'...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Virtual R&D Teams: A Sustainable Infrastructure for Promoting SMEs

    Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) are a major part of the industrial economies. Their survival and growth has therefore been a prominent issue. Research and Development (R&D) enables firms to create new technologies and/or to build on existing technologies obtained through technology transfer. Now-a-days unpredictable environment suggests that many...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Sustainability: What It Means for Business

    Adopting more sustainable practices is an option for any size or type of business. There is much low-hanging fruit, where more sustainable conduct is immediately profitable. Numerous studies have shown that it pays to be green. Most studies also find that stock markets reward more sustainable behavior. Governments have a...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Infrastructure as a Service Security: Challenges and Solutions

    Cloud Computing represents a new computing model that poses many demanding security issues at all levels, e.g., network, host, application, and data levels. The variety of the delivery models presents different security challenges depending on the model and consumers' Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, Authenticity, and Privacy...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2006

    The Impact of Absorptive Capacity on SMEs' Collaboration

    Absorptive capacity plays a key role in determining firms' capability to access and make use of external knowledge. However, little evidence has been provided about this important determinant of knowledge acquisition in the SMEs context. This paper investigates the importance of absorptive capacity created and accumulated in R&D efforts and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    R&D Networking and Value Creation in SMEs

    Research and Development (R&D) activities are fundamental drivers of value creation in today's technology-based Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Seemingly, a successful R&D is a task of innovation processes and development of R&D networks with allied companies. There is a perceived lack of understanding regarding the importance of SMEs...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Security Governance and Sport Mega-Events: Toward an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda

    Security issues have become increasingly central to the hosting of sport mega-event (SMEs). Security budgets for events like the Olympic Games now run into billions of dollars. This paper seeks to advance the emerging field of SME security research in substantive and analytical terms. The authors argue that future research...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    PRO and Contra Opinions Regarding a SME Accounting Standard

    IASB's proposed IFRS for SMEs opened an international effervescent debate in academics and practitioners environments. In the authors' research, they intent to collect pertinent evidence for pro and contra arguments and to investigate whether the proposed IFRS for SMEs is likely to meet the needs of users of financial reports...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Information but not consultation: Exploring Employee Involvement in SMEs

    Most research on Employee Involvement (EI) has focused on large or 'Mainstream' organizations. By adopting those schemes which 'Appear' to work well in larger organizations, then smaller firms assume there will be enhanced employee commitment beyond formal contractual requirements. The main question in this paper is whether EI schemes designed...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    SMEs: ERP or Virtual Collaboration Teams

    Small firms are indeed the engines of global economic growth. Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) play an important role to promote economic development. SMEs in the beginning of implementing new technologies always face capital shortage and need technological assistance. Available ERP systems do not fulfill the specific requirements of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Does Knowledge Management Deliver the Goods in SMEs?

    This paper is to review research on knowledge management's benefits within small and medium-sized firms. The paper attempts to answer the following research questions: Which studies have been conducted that focus on the benefits of KM within SMEs? What were the main findings of the studies? In what manner does...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Virtual R&D Teams for NPD in SMEs: Past, Present and Future Trend

    This paper provides a comprehensive review on different aspects of virtual teams based on authentic and reputed publications. The purpose of the state-of-the-art literature review is to provide an overview of what is known about the structure and dynamics of R&D collaboration in SMEs. SMEs are the backbone of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Is Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) an Entrepreneurship?

    The inconsistent in the use of SME and entrepreneurship in the field of entrepreneurial business management has made the author to explore the discrepancy between SME and entrepreneurship studies. As a result, the paper distinguishes between SME and entrepreneurship by highlighting the similarities and differences between the two concepts. The...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Effects of Electronic Collaboration in Reducing Production Time: Product Design Process in SMEs

    As global competitive pressure increases and product life cycles compress, SMEs are trying to shorten product development cycles. In the other hand, the rapid growth of electronic collaboration has revolutionized the product development process. This paper introduces an electronic collaboration approach that can reduce time during the product design in...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    SMEs; Virtual R&D Teams and New Product Development: A Literature Review

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are indeed the engines of global economic growth. Their continued growth is a major subject for the economy and employment of any country. Towards that end, Virtual Research and Development (R&D) could be a viable option to sustain and ease the operations of SMEs. However,...

    Provided By University of Maine at Presque Isle

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of E-Recruitment Practices for SMEs in Malaysia

    The purpose of this paper is the analysis of the possibilities and difficulties of e-recruitment practices for SMEs in Malaysia, elaborating their effectiveness, and explaining some practical and managerial implications concerning these actions. Statistical analyses and empirical findings expressed here show that the attitudes and opinions of SME executives towards...

    Provided By University of Maine at Presque Isle

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Electronic Commerce Adoption Model for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises

    Electronic commerce (E-commerce) plays an important role in growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as it allow them compete efficiently in both domestic and international markets. This paper aim to develop a conceptual model based on factors that affect the Business-To-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce success. The factors are identified by...

    Provided By University of Maine at Presque Isle

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Harnessing Cloud Computing for Dynamic Resource Requirement by Database Workloads

    In this paper, the authors illustrate a mechanism to address a very important aspect in the Cloud hosting strategy - resource management. They want to show how database hosting can benefit from this technology better, together with analysis on some of the causes and concerns of hosting databases in the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Project Management Practices: The Criteria for Success or Failure

    Often, software managers have to monitor and manage many projects concurrently. Unfortunately, some projects were completed successfully but some were not completed on time, over budget or being cancelled. Some of the reasons of this project failure are: lack of user involvement, lack of planning, incomplete requirements, lack of resources,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    The Criteria for Measuring Knowledge Management Initiatives: A Rare Glimpse Into Malaysian Organizations

    Many challenges are facing measuring KM initiatives and one of the key challenges is to provide a comprehensive set of criteria to measure success of KM programs. The aim of this research is to address the problem of identifying the criteria for measuring KM outcomes among Malaysia companies and seeks...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Pirax: Framework for Application Piracy Control in Mobile Cloud Environment

    Mobile cloud computing is an emerging technology that is gaining popularity as a means to extend the capabilities of resource-constrained mobile devices such as a Smartphone. Mobile cloud computing requires specialized application development models that support computation offloading from a mobile device to the cloud. The computation offloading is performed...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Hybrid Pervasive Mobile Cloud Computing: Toward Enhancing Invisibility

    Vanishing computers into background toward invisible, distraction-free pervasive computing was envisioned by the researchers which is yet remained unfulfilled. Current pervasive systems feature insufficient infrastructures to accurately perceive, infer context, tune the spaces, and prevent cyber threats. Convergence of wireless networks and cloud computing with Smartphone's alleviate issues and promote...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Information Systems Security in Special and Public Libraries: An Assessment of Status

    Explores the use of an assessment instrument based on a model named Library Information Systems Security Assessment Model (LISSAM) to assess the ISS status in special and public libraries in Malaysia. The study aims to determine the implementation status of technological and organizational components of the LISSAM model. An implementation...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Review of Mobile Short Message Service Security Issues and Techniques Towards the Solution

    The Short Message Service (SMS) is one of the highly used and well-tried mobile services with global availability within all GSM networks. The existing SMS is limited to the transmission of secure plain text between different mobile phone subscribers. SMS does not have any built-in procedure to authenticate the text...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    GSM Mobile SMS/MMS Using Public Key Infrastructure: mPKI

    Presently, mobile handheld device has successfully replaced traditional telephone to become the most popular wireless communication tools. Mobile Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS) fulfill almost all the user requirements as an effective communication and information delivering service. Since SMS/MMS become so popular on daily communication, there...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    A Novel Application Licensing Framework for Mobile Cloud Environment

    Mobile cloud computing is a new technology that enhances Smartphone applications capabilities in terms of performance, energy efficiency, and execution support. These features are achieved via computation offloading technique that is supported by specialized mobile cloud application development models. However, the cloud-enabled applications are prone to application piracy issue for...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Change Management in Business Process Modeling Based on Object Oriented Petri Net

    Business Process Modeling (BPM) is the first and most important step in business process management lifecycle. Graph based formalism and rule based formalism are the two most predominant formalisms on which process modeling languages are developed. BPM technology continues to face challenges in coping with dynamic business environments where requirements...

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