University of Quebec in Outaouais

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    A Review of Methods for Preventing Spam in IP Telephony

    Voice over IP telephony reduces communications costs, but it is also subject to spam, i.e. unwanted, unsolicited calls. This paper discusses the problem of spam over IP telephony and reviews published techniques to reject likely nuisance callers. The techniques investigated include content filtering, black lists, white lists, gray lists, call...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Integrated Framework for Business Process Complexity Analysis

    Complexity in business processes can be inhibitor of performance and a motivator at the same time. Current studies on business process complexity primarily focus on the structural aspect of process complexity. However given the subjective nature of complexity, it is important to expand the notion beyond the structural dimension so...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Managing Regulatory Compliance in Business Processes

    The ever-increasing obligations of regulatory compliance are presenting a new breed of challenges for organizations across several industry sectors. Aligning control objectives that stem from regulations and legislation with business objectives devised for improved business performance is a foremost challenge. The organizational as well as IT structures for the two...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Flexible Scientific Data Management for Plant Phenomics Research

    In this paper, the authors expand on the design and implementation of the Phenomics Ontology Driven Data repository (PODD) with respect to the capture, storage and retrieval of data and metadata generated at the high resolution plant phenomics centre (Canberra, Australia). PODD is a schema-driven semantic web database which uses...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Cloud Computing and Accident Handling Systems

    An attempt is made to study the current issues of the cloud computing solutions for the life critical system-car accident systems in the Gulf region. Gulf region has high death rate because of car accidents and there is little or no proper accident handling facilities in the region. This Research...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Soft Computing Techniques in Cyber Defense

    Artificial intelligence is a technology to make the machines human compatible. Various techniques like-heuristic search (Generate and test, Hill climbing, BFS, DFS, Problem reduction, constraint satisfaction, means-ends analysis etc.), game playing, understanding, planning, NLP, Learning, commonsense, predictions and actions, and expert systems are there to make the system intelligent. This...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Soft Computing Techniques for Mishaps Prediction

    An attempt is made to implement the soft computing techniques in the prediction of the mishaps behaviors. The main objective of this paper is to implement the MultiLayer Perception (MLP) neural network topology in mishap analysis and prediction. Efforts are made to summarize past research on the road mishaps causes...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Towards a Semantic & Domain-Agnostic Scientific Data Management System

    Data management has become a critical challenge faced by a wide array of scientific disciplines in which the provision of sound data management is pivotal to the achievements and impact of research projects. Massive and rapidly expanding amounts of experimental data combined with evolving domain models contribute to making data...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    SBVR Based Business Contract and Business Rule IDE

    The authors propose an IDE - Integrated Development Environment to model SBVR (Semantic of Business Vocabulary and Business Rule) compliant business rules extracted from business contract of services and store them in an ontological structure of rules, facts and terms as defined in the SBVR metamodel. Business rules are based...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Evaluations of MadWifi MAC Layer Rate Control Mechanisms

    The 802.11 standards specify several transmission rates that can be used at the MAC layer protocol to adapt the transmission rate to channel conditions. Such dynamic adaptations can improve per-hop performance in wireless networks and therefore can have impact on the quality of service provided for communicating applications. In this...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Network Synthesis of Linear Dynamical Quantum Stochastic Systems

    This paper is to develop a synthesis theory for linear dynamical quantum stochastic systems that are encountered in linear quantum optics and in phenomenological models of linear quantum circuits. In particular, such a theory will enable the systematic realization of coherent/fully quantum linear stochastic controllers for quantum control, amongst other...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Tag Anti-Collision Algorithms in RFID Systems - A New Trend

    RFID is a wireless communication technology that provides automatic identification or tracking and data collection from any tagged object. Due to the shared communication channel between the reader and the tags during the identification process in RFID systems, many tags may communicate with the reader at the same time, which...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Achieving Higher Levels of Business Process Improvement: A Case Study

    The research topic has significant implications on organizations that aspire to reach higher levels of improvement by continuously creating diverse values to their stakeholders and building unique Business Process Improvement (BPI) capabilities. The authors present an a-priori model derived from well-known theories and domains such as stakeholder and organizational capabilities...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Business Process Modeling: Perceived Benefits

    The process-centered design of organizations and information systems is globally seen as an appropriate response to the increased economic pressure on organizations. At the methodological core of process-centered management is process modeling. However, business process modeling in large initiatives can be a time-consuming and costly exercise, making it potentially difficult...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Business Process Modeling: Current Issues and Future Challenges

    Business process modeling has undoubtedly emerged as a popular and relevant practice in Information Systems. Despite being an actively researched field, anecdotal evidence and experiences suggest that the focus of the research community is not always well aligned with the needs of industry. The main aim of this paper is,...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Mining Generalized Patterns From Large Databases Using Ontologies

    Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematical theory based on the formalization of the notions of concept and concept hierarchies. It has been successfully applied to several Computer Science fields such as data mining, software engineering, and knowledge engineering, and in many domains like medicine, psychology, linguistics and ecology. For...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Biologically Inspired Ant-Based Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET): A Survey

    This paper presents the state of the art in biologically inspired ant based routing in wireless Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET). The motivation for using ant-like mobile agents for providing routing information to mobile hosts in MANETs stems from the fact that antlike mobile agents do not require high bandwidth...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Measurement of Compliance Distance in Business Work Practice

    Ensuring that work practice is compliant to regulations and industrial standards is an increasingly important issue in business systems. Whereas as an understanding of control objectives that stem from various legislative, standard and contractual sources may be found at strategic or tactical levels, an assessment of their effective adoption in...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Measuring Method Complexity: The Case of the Business Process Modeling Notation

    Graphical models are used to depict various aspects of enterprise architectures. Process modeling methods in particular have evolved from simple flowcharts to newer methods that include a large number of diagramming symbols, which increases their perceived complexity. To date, two main approaches for the complexity evaluation of conceptual modeling techniques...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    A Methodological Framework for Aligning Business Processes and Regulatory Compliance

    The ever increasing obligations of regulatory compliance are presenting a new breed of challenges for organizations across several industry sectors. Aligning control objectives that stem from regulations and legislation, with business objectives devised for improved business performance, is a foremost challenge. The organizational as well as IT structures for the...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Understanding Successful Use of Technology in Organisations in Developing Countries: A Structurational Perspective

    Information Technology and its relationship to organisational performance has been a subject of continued interest to researchers and other stakeholders in developing countries. While there is concurrence that IT does contribute to performance, and the authors are efficiently expanding their knowledge on what factors cause better leveraging of IT resources...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Types of Business-to-Business e-Marketplaces: The Role of a Theory-Based, Domain-Specific Model

    In this paper, the authors seek to further their knowledge of e-marketplaces by exploring empirically the existence of different types of business-to-business e-marketplaces. They used the reference model for electronic markets as the theoretical foundation for a domain-specific model that they used to develop a set of coherent types of...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Detecting Regulatory Compliance for Business Process Models through Semantic Annotations

    A given business process may face a large number of regulatory obligations the process may or comply with. Providing tools and techniques through which an evaluation of the compliance degree of a given process can be undertaken is seen as a key objective in emerging business process platforms. The authors...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Modeling Control Objectives for Business Process Compliance

    Business process design is primarily driven by process improvement objectives. However, the role of control objectives stemming from regulations and standards is becoming increasingly important for businesses in light of recent events that led to some of the largest scandals in corporate history. As organizations strive to meet compliance agendas,...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Business Process and Business Rule Modeling Languages for Compliance Management: A Representational Analysis

    Organizations are under increasing scrutiny to document their compliance to regulatory requirements. To this end, they have to formally document their operating procedures to support their compliance management efforts. Both process modeling languages and rule modeling languages are candidates for the documentation of organizational policies and procedures. While both types...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2007

    Involvement, Satisfaction, and Brand Loyalty in a Small Business Services Setting

    Considerable resources are expended annually on building business brands, yet the literature is virtually silent on brand loyalty in a business setting. This paper examines the relationship between attitudinal loyalty and behavioral loyalty in a business services context, and attempts to identify two key antecedents of loyalty in this context....

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2007

    On Compliance of Business Processes with Business Contracts

    This paper addresses the problem of ensuring compliance of business processes, implemented within and across organizational boundaries, with the constraints stated in related business contracts. In order to deal with the complexity of this problem the authors propose two solutions that allow for a systematic and increasingly automated support for...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Hoarding Context Information with Context Clusters

    The components of a context-aware system can often become disconnected because of the dynamic environments within which they are deployed. Hoarding context information on the client application side can improve the probability that the application will continue to behave correctly in the event of disconnection. While traditional approaches to caching...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2006

    How Good is BPMN Really? Insights From Theory and Practice

    The increased interest in a more disciplined approach for Business Process Management has motivated many organizations to make significant investments in process modeling initiatives. This, in turn, has triggered significant related research. One outcome of this development is the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), which has been proposed as the...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Tag Anti-Collision Algorithms in RFID Systems - A New Trend

    RFID is a wireless communication technology that provides automatic identification or tracking and data collection from any tagged object. Due to the shared communication channel between the reader and the tags during the identification process in RFID systems, many tags may communicate with the reader at the same time, which...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Soft Computing Techniques in Cyber Defense

    Artificial intelligence is a technology to make the machines human compatible. Various techniques like-heuristic search (Generate and test, Hill climbing, BFS, DFS, Problem reduction, constraint satisfaction, means-ends analysis etc.), game playing, understanding, planning, NLP, Learning, commonsense, predictions and actions, and expert systems are there to make the system intelligent. This...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Soft Computing Techniques for Mishaps Prediction

    An attempt is made to implement the soft computing techniques in the prediction of the mishaps behaviors. The main objective of this paper is to implement the MultiLayer Perception (MLP) neural network topology in mishap analysis and prediction. Efforts are made to summarize past research on the road mishaps causes...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Cloud Computing and Accident Handling Systems

    An attempt is made to study the current issues of the cloud computing solutions for the life critical system-car accident systems in the Gulf region. Gulf region has high death rate because of car accidents and there is little or no proper accident handling facilities in the region. This Research...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Biologically Inspired Ant-Based Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET): A Survey

    This paper presents the state of the art in biologically inspired ant based routing in wireless Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET). The motivation for using ant-like mobile agents for providing routing information to mobile hosts in MANETs stems from the fact that antlike mobile agents do not require high bandwidth...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Network Synthesis of Linear Dynamical Quantum Stochastic Systems

    This paper is to develop a synthesis theory for linear dynamical quantum stochastic systems that are encountered in linear quantum optics and in phenomenological models of linear quantum circuits. In particular, such a theory will enable the systematic realization of coherent/fully quantum linear stochastic controllers for quantum control, amongst other...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Integrated Framework for Business Process Complexity Analysis

    Complexity in business processes can be inhibitor of performance and a motivator at the same time. Current studies on business process complexity primarily focus on the structural aspect of process complexity. However given the subjective nature of complexity, it is important to expand the notion beyond the structural dimension so...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Understanding Successful Use of Technology in Organisations in Developing Countries: A Structurational Perspective

    Information Technology and its relationship to organisational performance has been a subject of continued interest to researchers and other stakeholders in developing countries. While there is concurrence that IT does contribute to performance, and the authors are efficiently expanding their knowledge on what factors cause better leveraging of IT resources...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Mining Generalized Patterns From Large Databases Using Ontologies

    Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematical theory based on the formalization of the notions of concept and concept hierarchies. It has been successfully applied to several Computer Science fields such as data mining, software engineering, and knowledge engineering, and in many domains like medicine, psychology, linguistics and ecology. For...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Evaluations of MadWifi MAC Layer Rate Control Mechanisms

    The 802.11 standards specify several transmission rates that can be used at the MAC layer protocol to adapt the transmission rate to channel conditions. Such dynamic adaptations can improve per-hop performance in wireless networks and therefore can have impact on the quality of service provided for communicating applications. In this...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Flexible Scientific Data Management for Plant Phenomics Research

    In this paper, the authors expand on the design and implementation of the Phenomics Ontology Driven Data repository (PODD) with respect to the capture, storage and retrieval of data and metadata generated at the high resolution plant phenomics centre (Canberra, Australia). PODD is a schema-driven semantic web database which uses...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Towards a Semantic & Domain-Agnostic Scientific Data Management System

    Data management has become a critical challenge faced by a wide array of scientific disciplines in which the provision of sound data management is pivotal to the achievements and impact of research projects. Massive and rapidly expanding amounts of experimental data combined with evolving domain models contribute to making data...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Hoarding Context Information with Context Clusters

    The components of a context-aware system can often become disconnected because of the dynamic environments within which they are deployed. Hoarding context information on the client application side can improve the probability that the application will continue to behave correctly in the event of disconnection. While traditional approaches to caching...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Business Process Modeling: Current Issues and Future Challenges

    Business process modeling has undoubtedly emerged as a popular and relevant practice in Information Systems. Despite being an actively researched field, anecdotal evidence and experiences suggest that the focus of the research community is not always well aligned with the needs of industry. The main aim of this paper is,...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Business Process Modeling: Perceived Benefits

    The process-centered design of organizations and information systems is globally seen as an appropriate response to the increased economic pressure on organizations. At the methodological core of process-centered management is process modeling. However, business process modeling in large initiatives can be a time-consuming and costly exercise, making it potentially difficult...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2007

    On Compliance of Business Processes with Business Contracts

    This paper addresses the problem of ensuring compliance of business processes, implemented within and across organizational boundaries, with the constraints stated in related business contracts. In order to deal with the complexity of this problem the authors propose two solutions that allow for a systematic and increasingly automated support for...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Measurement of Compliance Distance in Business Work Practice

    Ensuring that work practice is compliant to regulations and industrial standards is an increasingly important issue in business systems. Whereas as an understanding of control objectives that stem from various legislative, standard and contractual sources may be found at strategic or tactical levels, an assessment of their effective adoption in...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Business Process and Business Rule Modeling Languages for Compliance Management: A Representational Analysis

    Organizations are under increasing scrutiny to document their compliance to regulatory requirements. To this end, they have to formally document their operating procedures to support their compliance management efforts. Both process modeling languages and rule modeling languages are candidates for the documentation of organizational policies and procedures. While both types...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Managing Regulatory Compliance in Business Processes

    The ever-increasing obligations of regulatory compliance are presenting a new breed of challenges for organizations across several industry sectors. Aligning control objectives that stem from regulations and legislation with business objectives devised for improved business performance is a foremost challenge. The organizational as well as IT structures for the two...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2006

    How Good is BPMN Really? Insights From Theory and Practice

    The increased interest in a more disciplined approach for Business Process Management has motivated many organizations to make significant investments in process modeling initiatives. This, in turn, has triggered significant related research. One outcome of this development is the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), which has been proposed as the...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    SBVR Based Business Contract and Business Rule IDE

    The authors propose an IDE - Integrated Development Environment to model SBVR (Semantic of Business Vocabulary and Business Rule) compliant business rules extracted from business contract of services and store them in an ontological structure of rules, facts and terms as defined in the SBVR metamodel. Business rules are based...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Detecting Regulatory Compliance for Business Process Models through Semantic Annotations

    A given business process may face a large number of regulatory obligations the process may or comply with. Providing tools and techniques through which an evaluation of the compliance degree of a given process can be undertaken is seen as a key objective in emerging business process platforms. The authors...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Achieving Higher Levels of Business Process Improvement: A Case Study

    The research topic has significant implications on organizations that aspire to reach higher levels of improvement by continuously creating diverse values to their stakeholders and building unique Business Process Improvement (BPI) capabilities. The authors present an a-priori model derived from well-known theories and domains such as stakeholder and organizational capabilities...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Types of Business-to-Business e-Marketplaces: The Role of a Theory-Based, Domain-Specific Model

    In this paper, the authors seek to further their knowledge of e-marketplaces by exploring empirically the existence of different types of business-to-business e-marketplaces. They used the reference model for electronic markets as the theoretical foundation for a domain-specific model that they used to develop a set of coherent types of...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Measuring Method Complexity: The Case of the Business Process Modeling Notation

    Graphical models are used to depict various aspects of enterprise architectures. Process modeling methods in particular have evolved from simple flowcharts to newer methods that include a large number of diagramming symbols, which increases their perceived complexity. To date, two main approaches for the complexity evaluation of conceptual modeling techniques...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    A Methodological Framework for Aligning Business Processes and Regulatory Compliance

    The ever increasing obligations of regulatory compliance are presenting a new breed of challenges for organizations across several industry sectors. Aligning control objectives that stem from regulations and legislation, with business objectives devised for improved business performance, is a foremost challenge. The organizational as well as IT structures for the...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // May 2007

    Involvement, Satisfaction, and Brand Loyalty in a Small Business Services Setting

    Considerable resources are expended annually on building business brands, yet the literature is virtually silent on brand loyalty in a business setting. This paper examines the relationship between attitudinal loyalty and behavioral loyalty in a business services context, and attempts to identify two key antecedents of loyalty in this context....

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Modeling Control Objectives for Business Process Compliance

    Business process design is primarily driven by process improvement objectives. However, the role of control objectives stemming from regulations and standards is becoming increasingly important for businesses in light of recent events that led to some of the largest scandals in corporate history. As organizations strive to meet compliance agendas,...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    A Review of Methods for Preventing Spam in IP Telephony

    Voice over IP telephony reduces communications costs, but it is also subject to spam, i.e. unwanted, unsolicited calls. This paper discusses the problem of spam over IP telephony and reviews published techniques to reject likely nuisance callers. The techniques investigated include content filtering, black lists, white lists, gray lists, call...

    Provided By University of Quebec in Outaouais