Strategic Advantage of Computing Information Systems in Enterprise Management

Edited by Majid Sarrafzadeh and Panagiotis Petratos

ISBN: 978-960-6672-93-4, 318 pages

First published in 2010 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

Strategic Advantage of Computing Information Systems in Enterprise Management: An Introduction to the Current Volume

Majid Sarrafzadeh and Panagiotis Petratos

i

PART I: Business Information Systems and their Impact on Economy and Enterprise Management

1.

Business Intelligence Solutions - A Survey

Waqar Haque

3

2.

Taking a Byte of the American Pie:

An Exploration of the Influence of Political, Economic, Social, and Technological Actors on Democracy Policy Formulation and Execution

David Hartmann

17

3.

Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization and Simulation in Decision Support

Ikpe Justice Akpan

31

PART II: E-Learning and ICT Education

4.

Using Petri Nets to Introduce Multithreading Concepts in C#

Jozef Goetz

45

5.

Opportunities and Challenges Using Fractal Technology for E-Learning CG Models

Alan Garfield

61

6.

Smart Classroom Design and its Application in E-learning

Gang Chen, Ruimin Shen and Yi Zhang

73

PART III: Networks, Information and Communications Technologies

7.

Web Search in a Mobile Age

David Inman

85

8.

Listing Cliques in Parallel Using a Beowulf Cluster

Kaveh Moallemi, Gerald D. Zarnett and Eric R. Harley

95

9.

Topological Properties of Web Services Similarity Networks

Chantal Cherifi, Vincent Labatut and Jean François Santucci

105

10.

A Semantic Toll and Hybrid Database for Information Resources

Jesús Tramullas and Piedad Garrido

117

PART IV: Environment and Information Systems

11.

Effective use of Geographical Information Systems to Manage Local Governments Highway Maintenance Requirements

Beverley Holland and Steven Gardiner

131

12.

Environmental Data Collection in the Field:

A Web Based Solution

Rhian Pole, Stephen Hole and Karen Jones

151

PART V: Computer Modeling

13.

Novel Methods for Real-Time 3D Facial Recognition

Marcos A. Rodrigues and Alan Robinson

169

14.

Model-Based Safety Analysis Using Compositional Analysis and Formal Verification Techniques

Septavera Sharvia and Yiannis I. Papadopoulos

181

15.

Design and Implementation of Autonomous Classification System Using .NET Windows Service Agent Technology

Mohammed Mhereeg, Duncan McPhee, Stephen Hole and Nathan Thomas

201

16.

Modelling Highly Inflective Language for Target Applications using Natural Language

Mirjam Sepesy Maucec, Janez Brest and Andrej Zgank

219

17.

Extending HiP-HOPS with Capabilities of Planning Preventative Maintenance

Shawulu H. Nggada, Yiannis I. Papadopoulos and David J. Parker

231

PART VI: Human Computer Interaction and Assistive Technologies

18.

Designing Rehabilitation Robots for the Brain Injured

Paul Gnanayutham and Jennifer George

245

19.

Human Computer Interaction and Theories

Jennifer George and Paul Gnanayutham

255

PART VII: Management Strategies of Information Assurance

20.

A Security Model for Virtual Web Services

Hassina Nacer Talantikite and Djamil Aissani

273

21.

Agent-based Modelling of Reputation for Sellers in an eMarketplace

Liangjun You and Riyaz Sikora

287

22.

The Malicious Insider: Approaching Organizational Crisis Management, Culture and Managements Role on

Employees Behaviour

Ulrike Hugl

305