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Nested Circles Boundary Algorithm For Rotated Texture Classification, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Suzan Awienat, Rana Abu-Laila 2010 The University of Jordan

Nested Circles Boundary Algorithm For Rotated Texture Classification, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Suzan Awienat, Rana Abu-Laila

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

A new simple yet efficient classification algorithm named as Nested Circle Boundary (NCB) is proposed in this study. This algorithm provides features from measuring the average of the sum of boundary pixels for a number of nested circles inside the texture image. It was tested on different 91 rotated texture images for 13 texture classes using Brodatz texture database. The proposed algorithm achieves 100% accuracy when it comes to rotated texture classification. The methodology of NCB algorithm is based on two phases. Phase one mainly measures the features of the 13 texture classes and the original texture images. Then, the ...


Workplace Consequences Of Electronic Exhibitionism And Voyeurism, William A. Herbert 2010 CUNY Hunter College

Workplace Consequences Of Electronic Exhibitionism And Voyeurism, William A. Herbert

William A. Herbert

The popularity of email, blogging and social networking raises important issues for employers, employees and labor unions. This article will explore contemporary workplace issues resulting from the related social phenomena of electronic exhibitionism and voyeurism. It will begin with a discussion of the international social phenomenon of individuals electronically distributing their personal thoughts, opinions, and activities to a potential worldwide audience while at the same time retaining a subjective sense of privacy. The temptation toward such exhibitionism has been substantially enhanced by the advent of Web 2.0. The article then turns to the legal implications of electronic voyeurism including ...


Transitional Leadership In The Defence And Aerospace Industry: A Critical Analysis For Recruiting And Developing Talent, Maurice Dawson, Emad Rahim 2010 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Transitional Leadership In The Defence And Aerospace Industry: A Critical Analysis For Recruiting And Developing Talent, Maurice Dawson, Emad Rahim

Maurice Dawson

This article proposes a framework to create effective transitional leadership in the defence and aerospace industry. The proposed framework identifies and maps traits and skills of military personnel in a manner that can be tested and validated in accordance with principles of human resource management. Applying this framework would assist hiring managers in their selection of program or project managers from the military in transition to a defence contractor support organisation. Employing a research approach embracing a mix of both qualitative and quantitative strategies, the study examined more than 50 respondents to a 34-question survey, focusing on 14 respondents who ...


Extrapolating The Price To Performance Frontier For Computer System Components: Processing, Storage, Memory, And Network Interface, G. Kent Webb 2010 San Jose State University

Extrapolating The Price To Performance Frontier For Computer System Components: Processing, Storage, Memory, And Network Interface, G. Kent Webb

G. Kent Webb

As new computer hardware becomes available offering better performance at a lower price, computer accessibility rapidly improves resulting in dramatic changes to society. Planners in business and other organizations need an estimate of future prices and performance to help design their systems or to anticipate the effect of these changes. This paper presents a new set of historical annual data from 1987 to 2010 defining basic price to performance measurements for computer components including processors, hard drives, random access memory, and network interface cards. Two approaches to extrapolating price to performance are evaluated, the industry learning curve and a constant ...


Designing And Building A Knowledge Warehouse Oriented, Public Decision Support Site Using Free Google Tools: An Analysis And Case Application To Deer Management, G. Kent Webb 2010 San Jose State University

Designing And Building A Knowledge Warehouse Oriented, Public Decision Support Site Using Free Google Tools: An Analysis And Case Application To Deer Management, G. Kent Webb

G. Kent Webb

As a case example for the design and implementation of a public decision support site, a variety of free Google tools are applied to supporting deer management decisions. A large number of communities throughout the country are engaged in what is often described as one of the most contentious decisions facing local governments. These decision makers routinely look to the internet for decision support, but information can be contradictory and difficult to find. To determine issues and requirements, data was collected using Google Search, Google keyword data, and a Google Alert was set up to retrieve news and information on ...


Effects Of Perceiver / Target Gender And Social Networking Presence On Web-Based Impression Formation, T. R. Hill, Leslie J. Albert, S. Venkatsubramanyan 2010 San Jose State University

Effects Of Perceiver / Target Gender And Social Networking Presence On Web-Based Impression Formation, T. R. Hill, Leslie J. Albert, S. Venkatsubramanyan

Leslie J. Albert

As the Web has expanded in its use and utility it has fundamentally changed the way in which individuals gather and use information. This paper suggests that those changes give rise to tangible and significant effects in the impressions people form of others using Web-based information. This study explores the impacts of perceiver gender, target gender, and social networking presence on subjects’ perceptions of potential teammates otherwise unknown to them as revealed by ratings they assign based only on search engine results. Experiments reveal differences in how male and female perceivers view others’ social networking activity in general and suggest ...


Applicability Of Web 2.0: Training For Tactical Military Applications, Maurice Dawson 2010 University of Missouri - St Louis

Applicability Of Web 2.0: Training For Tactical Military Applications, Maurice Dawson

Maurice Dawson

This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted on a doctoral level virtual course utilizing Second Life for usability and interaction. The project from this course allowed for further exploration of training servicemen from other nations in decision making techniques to include a level of familiarization with various technologies. As Second Life is a low cost tool this could prove invaluable to offset training costs to involve getting servicemen to understand technologies through simulation. Currently the available tools are costly and as government looks for ways to save costs Second Life can prove to be a ...


Investigating The Relationship Between It And Organizations: A Research Trilogy, Benoit Raymond 2010 Georgia State University

Investigating The Relationship Between It And Organizations: A Research Trilogy, Benoit Raymond

Computer Information Systems Dissertations

The overall objective of this dissertation is to contribute to knowledge and theory about the influence of information technology (IT) on organizations and their members. This dissertation is composed of three related studies, each examining different aspects of the relationship between IT and organizations. The objective of the first study is to provide an overview of the dominant theoretical perspectives that IS researchers have used in the last five decades to study the influence of technology on organizations and their members. Without being exhaustive, this study seeks more specifically to identify, for each decade, the dominant theoretical perspectives used in ...


What Support Does Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Offer To Organizational Improvisation During Crisis Response ?, Anouck Adrot 2010 Georgia State University

What Support Does Information And Communication Technology (Ict) Offer To Organizational Improvisation During Crisis Response ?, Anouck Adrot

Computer Information Systems Dissertations

While evidence of the exceedingly important role of technology in organizational life is commonplace, academics have not fully captured the influence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on crisis response. A substantive body of knowledge on technology and crisis response already exists and keeps developing. Extensive research is on track to highlight how technology helps to prepare to crisis response and develop service recovery plans. However, some aspects of crisis response remain unknown. Among all the facets of crisis response that have been under investigation for some years, improvisation still challenges academics as a core component of crisis response. In ...


Achieving Value Through It Service Management Transformation: An International Perspective, Aileen Cater-Steel, Lutz Kolbe, Mauricio Marrone, Francis Gacenga 2010 University of Southern Queensland

Achieving Value Through It Service Management Transformation: An International Perspective, Aileen Cater-Steel, Lutz Kolbe, Mauricio Marrone, Francis Gacenga

Francis Gacenga Dr.

No abstract provided.


Ict Implementation Barriers And Organizational Issues In Islamic-Based Higher Education Institution: The Case Of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (Uin) Jakarta, Muhammad Qomarul Huda, Husnyati Hussin 2010 Updated - AIS

Ict Implementation Barriers And Organizational Issues In Islamic-Based Higher Education Institution: The Case Of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (Uin) Jakarta, Muhammad Qomarul Huda, Husnyati Hussin

mqomarul@gmail.com

Nowadays, most Higher Education Institutions (HEI) rely on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for all aspects of their activities such as administration, teaching, learning and research services. Even though the adoption of ICT in higher education has been extensive since mid 1990s, it has failed to produce the radical changes in learning and teaching. While many studies have been conducted on ICT usage in higher education especially in the developed countries, similar studies in the context of Islamic-based higher education institution (IHEI) are scarce. IHEI are unique institutions because its mission and vision are based on Islamic teachings and values ...


Business Process Management: Helping Organizations Remain Competitive, Kevin P. Duffy, Jeremy Humble 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Business Process Management: Helping Organizations Remain Competitive, Kevin P. Duffy, Jeremy Humble

ISSCM Faculty Publications

Business process management involves the examination of business processes in organizations, in order to make them more effective and efficient. BPM changes the focus of analysis from the organization as a whole to the organizational process. A process is a series of steps that lead to an outcome and may be simple or complex, depending on the type and number of steps involved. A process within an organization by which the company either introduces new products or refreshes old ones with new features, thus providing the market with new product offerings.


Two Essays On The Accounting Treatment For Information Technology Expenditures, Kimberly Swanson Church 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Two Essays On The Accounting Treatment For Information Technology Expenditures, Kimberly Swanson Church

Theses and Dissertations

The current accounting measurement and reporting system is ill-equipped to provide intangible investment information that is decision useful for stakeholders in the information economy. Potentially relevant intangible items are not reported on the balance sheet, since current standards mandate the immediate expensing of these intangible items. Presumably FASB's uncertainty with the fundamental issues of extent and timing of future benefits to the firm has led to concerns with relevance, reliability, and objectivity of capitalizing some intangibles, which results in potential long term value generating expenditures being immediately expensed on the income statement. Prior research has demonstrated extent and timing ...


Information Quality On The World Wide Web: A User Perspective, Jaikrit Kandari 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Information Quality On The World Wide Web: A User Perspective, Jaikrit Kandari

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

Information Quality has emerged as an important measure for the success of Information Systems. At the same time the World Wide Web has established itself as the key infrastructure for information administration, exchange, and publication. Users are getting information from the web at the click of a button however they must filter sub-standard information before they can use quality content. Researchers have aimed to address this problem by suggesting various information quality frameworks. Research till date has seen twenty important Information Quality (IQ) frameworks emerge. These models though varied in their approach and application share a number of characteristics regarding ...


Hotel Revenue Management: Investigating The Interaction Of Information Technology And Judgmental Forecasting, I-Pei Claire Chen 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hotel Revenue Management: Investigating The Interaction Of Information Technology And Judgmental Forecasting, I-Pei Claire Chen

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Traditionally, forecasting has included human judgment and/ or guessing. The process has often been described as “guesstimation.” For instance, people are easily affected by user interface issue or rewarding policies during this process. The purpose of the study is to study and understand how revenue managers and other decision makers “make noise” during forecasting, especially when utilizing the advanced RMS, and to offer constructive suggestions to overcome the issues related to human judgment. In other words, the main objective of this study is to analyze the known influential factors for the interaction of revenue managers’ judgment and RMS tools by ...


Memorandum On Design-Oriented Information Systems Research, Hubert Oesterle, Joerg Becker, Ulrich Frank, Thomas Hess, Dimitris Karagiannis, Helmut Krcmar, Peter Loos, Peter Mertens, Andreas Oberweis, Elmar J. Sinz 2010 Selected Works

Memorandum On Design-Oriented Information Systems Research, Hubert Oesterle, Joerg Becker, Ulrich Frank, Thomas Hess, Dimitris Karagiannis, Helmut Krcmar, Peter Loos, Peter Mertens, Andreas Oberweis, Elmar J. Sinz

Hubert Oesterle

Information Systems Research (Wirtschaftsinformatik) basically follows two research approaches: the behavioristic approach and the design-oriented approach. In this memorandum, 10 authors propose principles of design-oriented information systems research. Moreover, the memorandum is supported by 111 full professors from the German-speaking scientific community, who with their signature advocate the principles specified therein.


Antecedents To Greening Data Centres: A Conceptual Framework And Exploratory Case Study, Stan Karanasios, Vanessa Cooper, Hepu Deng, Alemayehu Molla, Siddhi Pittayachawan 2010 RMIT University

Antecedents To Greening Data Centres: A Conceptual Framework And Exploratory Case Study, Stan Karanasios, Vanessa Cooper, Hepu Deng, Alemayehu Molla, Siddhi Pittayachawan

Siddhi Pittayachawan

Data centre energy consumption is expected to increase organisational costs and CO2 emissions. Greening data centres can decrease these negative impacts. As a result, examining the antecedents to approaches for greening data centres in order to facilitate their widespread adoption is critical. This study aims to identify the antecedents to the adoption of technologies and techniques (including those that are commonly accepted to produce successful outcomes, i.e. best practices) in greening data centres. A conceptual framework is proposed for explicating the conditions that might influence the adoption of the best practices in greening data centres. The conceptual framework is ...


The Effects Of Leadership Style On Employee’S Perception Of Justice: The Role Of Employee’S Participation, Wai Kwan (Elaine) Lau 2010 Marshall University

The Effects Of Leadership Style On Employee’S Perception Of Justice: The Role Of Employee’S Participation, Wai Kwan (Elaine) Lau

Accounting Faculty Research

The present research examines the effect of leadership style (classical, transactional, transformational, and dynamic) and employee’s participation on employee’s perception of justice (distributive, procedural, and interactional justice). It is proposed that different leadership styles are expected to display different effects on employee’s participation and perceptions of justice. Moreover, employee’s participation in decision making process is predicated to positively influence his/her perception of justice.


Enhancing Security Selection In The Australian Stockmarket Using Fundamental Analysis And Neural Networks, Bruce Vanstone, Gavin Finnie, Clarence Tan 2010 Bond University

Enhancing Security Selection In The Australian Stockmarket Using Fundamental Analysis And Neural Networks, Bruce Vanstone, Gavin Finnie, Clarence Tan

Gavin Finnie

No abstract provided.


Developing A Culturally Responsive Classroom Collaborative Of Faculty, Students, And Institution, Paul J. Colbert 2010 Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Developing A Culturally Responsive Classroom Collaborative Of Faculty, Students, And Institution, Paul J. Colbert

MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles

Culture is integral to the learning process. It is the organization and way of life within the community of students and teachers and directs the way they communicate, interact, and approach teaching and learning. Although founded in particular values and principles, the academy, like most organizations, is impacted day-to-day by its culture. Yet, the traditional higher education institution has not been designed to operate within a racially or ethnically diverse student population. The social, political, economic, and cultural forces that support the institution influence the teaching and learning environments. To better address cultural diversity in the classroom, faculty must first ...


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