University of Munster

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Efficient, Snoopless, System-on-Chip Coherence

    Coherence in a System-on-Chip (SoC) introduces complexity and overhead (snooping caches/directory, state bits, invalidations, etc.) in exchange for a clean and uniform shared memory model. As it is typical today, a SoC comprises a variety of cores with local caches, accelerators with local memories, and some form of shared Last-Level...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    GEMBus Based Services Composition Platform for Cloud PaaS

    Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides an environment for creating and deploying applications using one of popular development platforms. This paper presents a practical solution for building a service composition platform based on the GEMBus (GEANT Multi-domain Bus) that extends the industry accepted Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) platform with...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Evaluating Secure Identification in the Mobile Oriented Future Internet (MOFI) Architecture

    With the recent growth of smart phone services, it is envisioned that mo-bile will be the key driver toward Future Internet (FI). In this paper, the authors present a security enhancement for the Mobile-Oriented Future Internet (MOFI) architecture, which considers mobile nodes as default nodes in FI. The security enhancement...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Token3D: Reducing Temperature in 3D Die-Stacked CMPs Through Cycle-Level Power Control Mechanisms

    Now-a-days, Chip Multi-Processors (CMPs) are the new standard design for a wide range of microprocessors: mobile devices (in the near future almost every Smartphone will be governed by a CMP), desktop computers, laptop, servers, GPUs, APUs, etc. This new way of increasing performance by exploiting parallelism has two major drawbacks:...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Are Banks Using Hidden Reserves To Beat Earnings Benchmarks? Evidence From Germany

    Section 340f of the German Commercial Code allows banks to provision against the special risks inherent to the banking business by building hidden reserves. Beyond risk provisioning, these reserves are implicitly accepted as an earnings management device. By analyzing financial statements of German banks for the period 1995 through 2009,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Towards a Semantic-Aware Collaborative Working Environment

    Collaborative Working Environments (CWEs) enable an efficient collaboration between professionals, especially those settled in different locations of a company or stakeholders from different companies. This can be of great help for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as an effective way to share information. However, it can be difficult for SMEs...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Improving the Technical Aspects of Software Testing in Enterprises

    Many software developments projects fail due to quality problems. Software testing enables the creation of high quality software products. Since it is a cumbersome and expensive task, and often hard to manage, both its technical background and its organizational implementation have to be well founded. The authors worked with regional...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Suggestive Geo-Tagging Assistance for Geo-Collaboration Tools

    An argumentation map is an online discussion forum for spatially related topics that combines the forum with an interactive map. The utility of an argumentation mapping tool highly depends on the accuracy and quantity of the geo-tags that link the discussion contributions to geographic locations. These geo-tags can be created...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Spatial Authentication on Large Interactive Multi-Touch Surfaces

    With the implementation of Application Outsourcing (AO), businesses are able to derive maximum value out of their investments. This is because application outsourcing works as an enabler of business value. AO providers businesses with numerous benefits, two of the important ones being lowered Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and greater...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    FATSEA - An Architectural Simulator for General Purpose Computing on GPUs

    In this paper, the authors have presented a new framework for research on GPGPU devices from an architectural viewpoint, which opens the door for further research on architectural optimizations. Using a small set of benchmarks, they have implemented a well-known GPU architecture according to the freely available documentation from both...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    MLP-Aware Instruction Queue Resizing: The Key to Power-Efficient Performance

    Several techniques aiming to improve power-efficiency (measured as EDP) in out-of-order cores trade energy with performance. Prime examples are the techniques to resize the Instruction Queue (IQ). While most of them produce good results, they fail to take into account that changing the timing of memory accesses can have significant...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Do Foreign Institutional Investors Destabilize China's A-Share Markets?

    This paper investigates the effect of foreign institutional investors on the stability of Chinese stock markets. Previous literature views this investor group as destabilizing feedback traders. The authors use the abolition of ownership restrictions on shares as a natural experiment. There is strong evidence that foreign institutions have a stabilizing...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A New Self-Adaptive EP Approach for ANN Weights Training

    Evolutionary Programming (EP) represents a methodology of Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) in which mutation is considered as a main reproduction operator. This paper presents a novel EP approach for Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) learning. The proposed strategy consists of two components: The self-adaptive, which contains phenotype information and the dynamic, which...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Business Process Re-Engineering to Total Quality Management: An Examination of the Issues

    This paper examines two research questions. Firstly, is a re-engineered company a suitable platform for the subsequent application of TQM principles? Secondly, is BPR an appropriate means to transform an organization operating along traditional lines into one which is managed using TQM principles? It is argued that these questions have...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Spatial Authentication on Large Interactive Multi-Touch Surfaces

    With the implementation of Application Outsourcing (AO), businesses are able to derive maximum value out of their investments. This is because application outsourcing works as an enabler of business value. AO providers businesses with numerous benefits, two of the important ones being lowered Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and greater...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Suggestive Geo-Tagging Assistance for Geo-Collaboration Tools

    An argumentation map is an online discussion forum for spatially related topics that combines the forum with an interactive map. The utility of an argumentation mapping tool highly depends on the accuracy and quantity of the geo-tags that link the discussion contributions to geographic locations. These geo-tags can be created...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Are Banks Using Hidden Reserves To Beat Earnings Benchmarks? Evidence From Germany

    Section 340f of the German Commercial Code allows banks to provision against the special risks inherent to the banking business by building hidden reserves. Beyond risk provisioning, these reserves are implicitly accepted as an earnings management device. By analyzing financial statements of German banks for the period 1995 through 2009,...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Do Foreign Institutional Investors Destabilize China's A-Share Markets?

    This paper investigates the effect of foreign institutional investors on the stability of Chinese stock markets. Previous literature views this investor group as destabilizing feedback traders. The authors use the abolition of ownership restrictions on shares as a natural experiment. There is strong evidence that foreign institutions have a stabilizing...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Improving the Technical Aspects of Software Testing in Enterprises

    Many software developments projects fail due to quality problems. Software testing enables the creation of high quality software products. Since it is a cumbersome and expensive task, and often hard to manage, both its technical background and its organizational implementation have to be well founded. The authors worked with regional...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A New Self-Adaptive EP Approach for ANN Weights Training

    Evolutionary Programming (EP) represents a methodology of Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) in which mutation is considered as a main reproduction operator. This paper presents a novel EP approach for Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) learning. The proposed strategy consists of two components: The self-adaptive, which contains phenotype information and the dynamic, which...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    GEMBus Based Services Composition Platform for Cloud PaaS

    Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides an environment for creating and deploying applications using one of popular development platforms. This paper presents a practical solution for building a service composition platform based on the GEMBus (GEANT Multi-domain Bus) that extends the industry accepted Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) platform with...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Towards a Semantic-Aware Collaborative Working Environment

    Collaborative Working Environments (CWEs) enable an efficient collaboration between professionals, especially those settled in different locations of a company or stakeholders from different companies. This can be of great help for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as an effective way to share information. However, it can be difficult for SMEs...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Evaluating Secure Identification in the Mobile Oriented Future Internet (MOFI) Architecture

    With the recent growth of smart phone services, it is envisioned that mo-bile will be the key driver toward Future Internet (FI). In this paper, the authors present a security enhancement for the Mobile-Oriented Future Internet (MOFI) architecture, which considers mobile nodes as default nodes in FI. The security enhancement...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Business Process Re-Engineering to Total Quality Management: An Examination of the Issues

    This paper examines two research questions. Firstly, is a re-engineered company a suitable platform for the subsequent application of TQM principles? Secondly, is BPR an appropriate means to transform an organization operating along traditional lines into one which is managed using TQM principles? It is argued that these questions have...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Token3D: Reducing Temperature in 3D Die-Stacked CMPs Through Cycle-Level Power Control Mechanisms

    Now-a-days, Chip Multi-Processors (CMPs) are the new standard design for a wide range of microprocessors: mobile devices (in the near future almost every Smartphone will be governed by a CMP), desktop computers, laptop, servers, GPUs, APUs, etc. This new way of increasing performance by exploiting parallelism has two major drawbacks:...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Efficient, Snoopless, System-on-Chip Coherence

    Coherence in a System-on-Chip (SoC) introduces complexity and overhead (snooping caches/directory, state bits, invalidations, etc.) in exchange for a clean and uniform shared memory model. As it is typical today, a SoC comprises a variety of cores with local caches, accelerators with local memories, and some form of shared Last-Level...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    MLP-Aware Instruction Queue Resizing: The Key to Power-Efficient Performance

    Several techniques aiming to improve power-efficiency (measured as EDP) in out-of-order cores trade energy with performance. Prime examples are the techniques to resize the Instruction Queue (IQ). While most of them produce good results, they fail to take into account that changing the timing of memory accesses can have significant...

    Provided By University of Munster

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    FATSEA - An Architectural Simulator for General Purpose Computing on GPUs

    In this paper, the authors have presented a new framework for research on GPGPU devices from an architectural viewpoint, which opens the door for further research on architectural optimizations. Using a small set of benchmarks, they have implemented a well-known GPU architecture according to the freely available documentation from both...

    Provided By University of Munster