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Convergence Markets: Virtual [Corpo]Reality, Tracy Harwood, Tony Garry, Russell Belk 2019 Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University

Convergence Markets: Virtual [Corpo]Reality, Tracy Harwood, Tony Garry, Russell Belk

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This paper reflects on the growing trend in the computer games sector towards multi-user social gaming that transcends media platforms. Technological advancements enable embodiment of game-based assets by players who use their ludic affordances to extend experiences into other virtual spaces. In effect, this constitutes a convergence of markets derived from different forms of media content. We comment on the game-to-virtual corporeal transcendence, discussing the cultural context of the game and its impacts on players (consumers) who interact in virtual communities using the device of an avatar.


Classic Star Wars Patents Coloring Book, Paulina Borrego 2019 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Classic Star Wars Patents Coloring Book, Paulina Borrego

Paulina Borrego

Coloring book containing a selected page from twelve different U.S. design patents pertaining to the Star Wars movie.


Creatures Of Star Wars Patents Coloring Book, Paulina Borrego 2019 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Creatures Of Star Wars Patents Coloring Book, Paulina Borrego

Paulina Borrego

Coloring book containing a selected page from twelve different U.S. design patents pertaining to the theme of creatures from the Star Wars movie.


Thoughts On Patents And Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky 2019 Purdue University

Thoughts On Patents And Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

Patents are an under-used information source, in part because of an often-narrow focus by patent librarians on the tools and techniques of patentability searching. This approach can ignore a range of potential applications of patent information, using patents in their contexts as technical, design, historical, legal, and commercial documents. This paper suggests the adoption of a flexible approach, viewing patents and patent information in the greater context of information literacy, including that of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, more commonly known as the ACRL Framework.


An Examination Of Cybersecurity Knowledge Transfer: Teaching, Research, And Website Security At U.S. Colleges And Universities, Aditya Gupta, James R. Wolf 2019 Illinois State University

An Examination Of Cybersecurity Knowledge Transfer: Teaching, Research, And Website Security At U.S. Colleges And Universities, Aditya Gupta, James R. Wolf

Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice

This work seeks to answer the question: Does faculty cybersecurity knowledge gained from teaching and research transfer to other IT units in the university? Specifically, do colleges and universities that excel in cybersecurity teaching and research have more secure websites? This work explores a unique setting where the knowledge of the source and recipient are both directly related and observable without outside intervention. Our study employed data from 591 U.S. colleges and universities, the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program, accepted paper data from the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) and the IEEE Symposium on ...


Using A Game To Improve Phishing Awareness, Patrickson Weanquoi, Jaris Johnson, Jinghua Zhang 2019 Winston-Salem State University

Using A Game To Improve Phishing Awareness, Patrickson Weanquoi, Jaris Johnson, Jinghua Zhang

Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice

Cybersecurity education has become increasingly critical as we spend more of our everyday lives online. Research shows that college students are mostly unaware of the many online dangers. To teach students about cybersecurity using their preferred medium, gaming, we developed an educational 2D game called “Bird’s Life” that aims to teach college students, as well as general interest individuals, about phishing. Players will come to understand phishing attacks and how to avoid them in real-world scenarios through a fun gaming context. The game can be deployed to multiple platforms such as PC, web, and mobile devices. To measure the ...


Finding In-Store Help: The Role Of Recommendation Agents On Shoppers’ Mobile Devices, JAMES COYLE, Yi-Fan Chen 2019 Miami University - Oxford

Finding In-Store Help: The Role Of Recommendation Agents On Shoppers’ Mobile Devices, James Coyle, Yi-Fan Chen

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

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Can Algorithms Reduce Unconscious Bias In The It Hiring Process?, Lynette Kvasny Yarger, Fay Cobb Payton 2019 Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus

Can Algorithms Reduce Unconscious Bias In The It Hiring Process?, Lynette Kvasny Yarger, Fay Cobb Payton

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Design Thinking As A Framework For Teaching Packaging Innovation, Javier de la Fuente, Irene Carbonell, Mary LaPorte 2019 California Polytechnic State University

Design Thinking As A Framework For Teaching Packaging Innovation, Javier De La Fuente, Irene Carbonell, Mary Laporte

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

Students in scientific/technical-oriented disciplines struggle with achieving good levels of innovation when exposed to design problems. Research indicates the need for implementing alternative pedagogical approaches in technical curricula that enhance students’ creative skills. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of a cross-disciplinary pedagogical approach with a focus on teaching innovation in the field of packaging engineering at a university in the United States. A Design Thinking Project-Based Learning (DTPBL) approach was used to improve the levels of innovation in student work. Its outcomes were compared with those of a Traditional Project-Based Learning (TPBL) approach. The ...


Industry Spotlight: Medical Devices, Evan D. Poff 2019 Brigham Young University

Industry Spotlight: Medical Devices, Evan D. Poff

Marriott Student Review

Medical devices restore and even redefine health. This Industry Spotlight examines pre-market barriers, medtech business model quirks, current and future developments in the field, and the present-day move to value-based care in the medical device industry.


Improving Vix Futures Forecasts Using Machine Learning Methods, James Hosker, Slobodan Djurdjevic, Hieu Nguyen, Robert Slater 2019 Southern Methodist University

Improving Vix Futures Forecasts Using Machine Learning Methods, James Hosker, Slobodan Djurdjevic, Hieu Nguyen, Robert Slater

SMU Data Science Review

The problem of forecasting market volatility is a difficult task for most fund managers. Volatility forecasts are used for risk management, alpha (risk) trading, and the reduction of trading friction. Improving the forecasts of future market volatility assists fund managers in adding or reducing risk in their portfolios as well as in increasing hedges to protect their portfolios in anticipation of a market sell-off event. Our analysis compares three existing financial models that forecast future market volatility using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) to six machine/deep learning supervised regression methods. This analysis determines which models provide ...


Automated Trading Systems Statistical And Machine Learning Methods And Hardware Implementation: A Survey, Boming Huang, Yuziang Huan, Li Da Xu, Lirong Zheng, Zhuo Zou 2019 Old Dominion University

Automated Trading Systems Statistical And Machine Learning Methods And Hardware Implementation: A Survey, Boming Huang, Yuziang Huan, Li Da Xu, Lirong Zheng, Zhuo Zou

Information Technology & Decision Sciences Faculty Publications

Automated trading, which is also known as algorithmic trading, is a method of using a predesigned computer program to submit a large number of trading orders to an exchange. It is substantially a real-time decision-making system which is under the scope of Enterprise Information System (EIS). With the rapid development of telecommunication and computer technology, the mechanisms underlying automated trading systems have become increasingly diversified. Considerable effort has been exerted by both academia and trading firms towards mining potential factors that may generate significantly higher profits. In this paper, we review studies on trading systems built using various methods and ...


An Examination Of The Stock Market's Effect On Economic Inequality, Nicholas Golina 2019 The University of Akron

An Examination Of The Stock Market's Effect On Economic Inequality, Nicholas Golina

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The economic literature on economic inequality has shown that it can negatively impact aggregate demand because it indicates a higher concentration of wealth in the hands of the top 10% as opposed to the poor and middle class, who are more likely to consume. The literature has identified many factors that can lead to increasing inequality. The stock market could be one of those factors since it can either create an upward redistributive effect towards the top 10% or redistributive effect towards the middle class. This paper tested the effect of the stock market on inequality. This study contributes to ...


The Knowledge Application And Utilization Framework Applied To Defense Cots: A Research Synthesis For Outsourced Innovation, Michael Gravier, Timothy Hawkins 2019 Bryant University

The Knowledge Application And Utilization Framework Applied To Defense Cots: A Research Synthesis For Outsourced Innovation, Michael Gravier, Timothy Hawkins

Marketing Department Journal Articles

Purpose -- Militaries of developing nations face increasing budget pressures, high operations tempo, a blitzing pace of technology, and adversaries that often meet or beat government capabilities using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies. The adoption of COTS products into defense acquisitions has been offered to help meet these challenges by essentially outsourcing new product development and innovation. This research summarizes extant research to develop a framework for managing the innovative and knowledge flows. Design/Methodology/Approach – A literature review of 62 sources was conducted with the objectives of identifying antecedents (barriers and facilitators) and consequences of COTS adoption. Findings – The DoD COTS ...


Blockchain-Based Healthcare: Three Successful Proof-Of-Concept Pilots Worth Considering, Rebecca Angeles 2019 Univ of New Brunswick Fredericton

Blockchain-Based Healthcare: Three Successful Proof-Of-Concept Pilots Worth Considering, Rebecca Angeles

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This paper features the use of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry, with special focus on healthcare data exchange and interoperability; drug supply chain integrity and remote auditing; and clinical trials and population health research. This study uses the research method of analyzing the published case studies, academic articles, trade articles, and videos on MEDRec, Patientory, and the AmerisourceBergen/Merck alliance with SAP/CryptoWerk. The “blockchain” concept was introduced around October 2008 when a proposal for the virtual currency, bitcoin, was offered. Blockchain is a much broader concept than bitcoin and has the following key attributes: distributed database; peer-to-peer transmission ...


Towards A Fault-Tolerant, Scheduling Methodology For Safety-Critical Certified Information Systems, Jian Lin 2019 University of Houston-Clear Lake

Towards A Fault-Tolerant, Scheduling Methodology For Safety-Critical Certified Information Systems, Jian Lin

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Today, many critical information systems have safety-critical and non-safety-critical functions executed on the same platform in order to reduce design and implementation costs. The set of safety-critical functionality is subject to certification requirements and the rest of the functionality does not need to be certified, or is certified to a lower level. The resulting mixed-criticality systems bring challenges in designing such systems, especially when the critical tasks are required to complete with a timing constraint. This paper studies a problem of scheduling a mixed-criticality system with fault tolerance. A fault-recovery technique called checkpointing is used where a program can go ...


Inside The Black Box Of Dictionary Building For Text Analytics: A Design Science Approach, Qi Deng, Michael J. Hine, Shaobo Ji, Sujit Sur 2019 Carleton University

Inside The Black Box Of Dictionary Building For Text Analytics: A Design Science Approach, Qi Deng, Michael J. Hine, Shaobo Ji, Sujit Sur

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The purpose of this paper is to develop and demonstrate a dictionary building process model for text analytics projects following the design science methodology. Using inductive consensus-building, we examined prior research to develop an initial process model. The model is subsequently demonstrated and validated by using data to develop an environmental sustainability dictionary for the IT industry. To our knowledge, this is an initial attempt to provide a normalized dictionary building process for text analytics projects. The resulting process model can provide a road map for researchers who want to use automated approaches to text analysis but are currently prevented ...


A Systematic Review Of Process Modelling Methods And Its Application For Personalised Adaptive Learning Systems, Kingsley Okoye 2019 University of East London

A Systematic Review Of Process Modelling Methods And Its Application For Personalised Adaptive Learning Systems, Kingsley Okoye

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

This systematic review work investigates current literature and methods that are related to the application of process mining and modelling in real-time particularly as it concerns personalisation of learning systems, or yet still, e-content development. The work compares available studies based on the domain area of study, the scope of the study, methods used, and the scientific contribution of the papers and results. Consequently, the findings of the identified papers were systematically evaluated in order to point out potential confounding variables or flaws that might have been overlooked or missing in the current literature. In turn, a critical structured analysis ...


Aircraft Interior Design And Satisfaction For Different Activities; A New Approach Toward Understanding Passenger Experience, Golnoosh Torkashvand, Lucas Stephane, Peter Vink 2019 Florida Institute of Technology - Melbourne

Aircraft Interior Design And Satisfaction For Different Activities; A New Approach Toward Understanding Passenger Experience, Golnoosh Torkashvand, Lucas Stephane, Peter Vink

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Among airlines and aircraft manufacturers there is much attention for passenger experience. However, there is not much literature on how the activities of passengers can be supported by the aircraft interior. The current study focuses on the need finding and requirements analysis of flight passengers. Twenty-three activities were defined based on retrospective interviews and brainstorming sessions. Respondents were asked to rate their overall perception related to the importance of each of those 23 activities on a Linkert scale, from “not at all important” to “extremely important”. On a separate question they were also asked to rate their overall satisfaction by ...


Small Business Fintech Lending: The Need For Comprehensive Regulation, Lenore Palladino 2019 Senior Economist and Policy Counsel at the Roosevelt Institute and a Lecturer at Smith College

Small Business Fintech Lending: The Need For Comprehensive Regulation, Lenore Palladino

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

The 28.7 million small businesses in the United States—99% of all American businesses—are the backbone of the American economy. Historically, small businesses relied on community banks for their credit needs. Over the last decade, however, small businesses increasingly have turned to “fintech” lenders—nonbank lenders that are largely unregulated. Nonbank consumer lending is governed by consumer protection statutes, but nonbank small business lending is outside of any clear regulatory framework that would protect borrowers from potentially predatory practices. This Article argues that the optimal regulatory regime is a combination of both state authority over fintech lenders and ...


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