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Water Quality And Corrosion: Considerations For Nuclear Reactor Systems, Robert L. Sindelar, Greg T. Chandler, John L. Micalonis 2011 University of South Carolina

Water Quality And Corrosion: Considerations For Nuclear Reactor Systems, Robert L. Sindelar, Greg T. Chandler, John L. Micalonis

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Removal And Sequestration Of Iodide From Alkaline Solutions Using Silver-Doped Carbon Nanotubes, Adrian L. Pishko, Steven M. Serkiz, Apparao M. Rao 2011 University of South Carolina

Removal And Sequestration Of Iodide From Alkaline Solutions Using Silver-Doped Carbon Nanotubes, Adrian L. Pishko, Steven M. Serkiz, Apparao M. Rao

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Scas Officers And Council Members 2010 - 2011, 2011 University of South Carolina

Scas Officers And Council Members 2010 - 2011

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Robotics In Hazardous Environments- Real Deployments By The Savannah River National Lab, Steven Tibrea, Thomas Nance, Eric Kriikku 2011 University of South Carolina

Robotics In Hazardous Environments- Real Deployments By The Savannah River National Lab, Steven Tibrea, Thomas Nance, Eric Kriikku

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

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Hollow Glass Microspheres As Micro Media For Complex Metal Hydrides Hydrogen Storage Compounds, Rana Mohtadi, Tomoya Matsunaga, Kit Heung, Ray Schumacher, George Wicks 2011 University of South Carolina

Hollow Glass Microspheres As Micro Media For Complex Metal Hydrides Hydrogen Storage Compounds, Rana Mohtadi, Tomoya Matsunaga, Kit Heung, Ray Schumacher, George Wicks

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Explicit Constructions Of Rip Matrices And Related Problems, Jean Bourgain, S J. Dilworth, Kevin Ford, Sergei Konyagin, Denka Kutzarova 2011 Institute for Advanced Study

Explicit Constructions Of Rip Matrices And Related Problems, Jean Bourgain, S J. Dilworth, Kevin Ford, Sergei Konyagin, Denka Kutzarova

Faculty Publications

We give a new explicit construction of n×N matrices satisfying the Restricted Isometry Property (RIP). Namely, for someε > 0, largeN, and any n satisfyingN1−ε ≤ n ≤ N, we construct RIP matrices of order k ≥ n1/2+ε and constant δ = n−ε. This overcomesthe natural barrier k = O(n1/2) for proofs based on small coherence, which areused in all previous explicit constructions of RIP matrices. Key ingredients in ourproof are new estimates for sumsets in product sets and for exponential sums with theproducts of sets possessing special additive structure. We also give a construction ofsets of n complex ...


A Bulk Water-Dependent Desolvation Energy Model For Analyzing The Effects Of Secondary Solutes On Biological Equilibria, Daryl K. Eggers 2011 San Jose State University

A Bulk Water-Dependent Desolvation Energy Model For Analyzing The Effects Of Secondary Solutes On Biological Equilibria, Daryl K. Eggers

Daryl K. Eggers

A new phenomenological model for interpreting the effects of solutes on biological equilibria is presented. The model attributes changes in equilibria to differences in the desolvation energy of the reacting species that, in turn, reflect changes in the free energy of the bulk water upon addition of secondary solutes. The desolvation approach differs notably from that of other solute models by treating the free energy of bulk water as a variable and by not ascribing the observed shifts in reaction equilibria to accumulation or depletion of solutes next to the surfaces of the reacting species. On the contrary, the partitioning ...


A New Generic Digital Signature Algorithm, Jennifer Seberry, Vinhbuu To, Dongvu Tonien 2011 University of Wollongong

A New Generic Digital Signature Algorithm, Jennifer Seberry, Vinhbuu To, Dongvu Tonien

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

In this paper, we study two digital signature algorithms, the DSA and ECDSA, which have become NIST standard and have been widely used in almost all commercial applications. We will show that the two algorithms are actually ‘the same’ algebraically and propose a generic algorithm such that both DSA and ECDSA are instances of it. By looking at this special angle through the generic algorithm, we gain a new insight into the two algorithms DSA and ECDSA. Our new proposed digital signature algorithm is described generically using a group G and a map toNumber : G → Z. As an illustration, we ...


The Application Of Location Based Services In National Emergency Warning Systems: Sms, Cell Broadcast Services And Beyond, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael 2011 University of Wollongong

The Application Of Location Based Services In National Emergency Warning Systems: Sms, Cell Broadcast Services And Beyond, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Location-based services can be broadly defined as any service that provides information pertinent to the current location of an active mobile handset at a specific window of time, regardless of the underlying delivery technology used to convey its information. To date, the short message service and cell broadcast service have been utilised by several countries during emergencies, however the future indicates that these services while cost-effective today, will almost certainly be superseded in the next five to ten years by newer more powerful capabilities. The path forward in location-based emergency services in Australia is given against a backdrop of the ...


The Role Of Dynamic Capabilities In Creating Business Value From Is Assets, Rajeev Sharma, Graeme Shanks 2011 University of Wollongong

The Role Of Dynamic Capabilities In Creating Business Value From Is Assets, Rajeev Sharma, Graeme Shanks

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

This paper draws on and extends the emerging literature on dynamic capabilities to understand and explain the role ofinformation systems (IS) assets in creating business value. Our analysis identifies the critical roles of managerial actions andthe organizational context in identifying, resourcing and implementing IS-enabled competitive actions in delivering businessvalue. This paper extends earlier treatments of the relationship between IS assets and organizational strategy and performanceby explicitly accounting for the roles of human agency and context, which have not been adequately addressed in priorliterature. A research model for future research is proposed.


Monitoring People Using Location-Based Social Networking And Its Negative Impact On Trust: An Exploratory Contextual Analysis Of Five Types Of "Friend" Relationships, Sarah Jean Fusco, Katina Michael, Anas Aloudat, Roba Abbas 2011 University of Wollongong

Monitoring People Using Location-Based Social Networking And Its Negative Impact On Trust: An Exploratory Contextual Analysis Of Five Types Of "Friend" Relationships, Sarah Jean Fusco, Katina Michael, Anas Aloudat, Roba Abbas

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Location based social networking (LBSN) applications are part of a new suite of social networking tools. LBSN is the convergence between location based services (LBS) and online social networking (OSN). LBSN applications offer users the ability to look up the location of another “friend” remotely using a smart phone, desktop or other device, anytime and anywhere. Users invite their friends to participate in LBSN and there is a process of consent that follows. This paper explores the potential impact of LBSN upon trust in society. It looks at the willingness of individuals to share their location data with family, friends ...


Post-Release Mortality Of Angled Sand Mullet (Myxus Elongatus: Mugilidae), Matt K. Broadhurst, Paul A. Butcher, Brian R. Cullis 2011 NSW Department of Industry and Investment

Post-Release Mortality Of Angled Sand Mullet (Myxus Elongatus: Mugilidae), Matt K. Broadhurst, Paul A. Butcher, Brian R. Cullis

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Grey mullets (Mugilidae) are important to recreational fisheries throughout the developed world. In Australia, several species are angled and then released in large numbers; all with virtually unknown fate. In response to the need for such data to facilitate effective stock management, this study sought to quantify the post-release mortality and key causal factors for sand mullet (Myxus elongatus). A total of 125 fish were conventionally angled, and then released along with 50 controls into floating cages in a south eastern Australian estuary, where they were monitored for four days. Five treatment fish died, providing a non-significant mortality of 4 ...


Heaven And Hell: Visions For Pervasive Adaptation, Ben Paechter, Jeremy Pitt, Nikola Serbedzija, Katina Michael, Jennifer willies, Ingi Helgason 2011 Edinburgh Napier University

Heaven And Hell: Visions For Pervasive Adaptation, Ben Paechter, Jeremy Pitt, Nikola Serbedzija, Katina Michael, Jennifer Willies, Ingi Helgason

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

With everyday objects becoming increasingly smart and the "info-sphere" being enriched with nano-sensors and networked to computationally-enabled devices and services, the way we interact with our environment has changed significantly, and will continue to change rapidly in the next few years. Being user-centric, novel systems will tune their behaviour to individuals, taking into account users' personal characteristics and preferences. But having a pervasive adaptive environment that understands and supports us "behaving naturally" with all its tempting charm and usability, may also bring latent risks, as we seamlessly give up our privacy (and also personal control) to a pervasive world of ...


Emerging Forms Of Covert Surveillance Using Gps-Enabled Devices, Roba Abbas, Katina Michael, M G. Michael, Anas Aloudat 2011 University of Wollongong

Emerging Forms Of Covert Surveillance Using Gps-Enabled Devices, Roba Abbas, Katina Michael, M G. Michael, Anas Aloudat

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

This paper presents the real possibility that commercial mobile tracking and monitoring solutions will become widely adopted for the practice of non-traditional covert surveillance within a community setting, resulting in community members engaging in the covert observation of family, friends, or acquaintances. This paper investigates five stakeholder relationships using scenarios to demonstrate the potential socio-ethical implications that tracking and monitoring people will have on society at large. The five stakeholder types explored in this paper include: (i) husband-wife (partner-partner), (ii) parent-child, (iii) employer-employee, (iv) friend-friend, and (v) stranger-stranger. Mobile technologies such as mobile camera phones, global positioning system data loggers ...


Editorial: The Social And Behavioural Implications Of Location-Based Services, Katina Michael, M G. Michael 2011 University of Wollongong

Editorial: The Social And Behavioural Implications Of Location-Based Services, Katina Michael, M G. Michael

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

The social and behavioral implications of location-based services (LBS) are only now beginning to come to light in advanced markets where the services have been adopted by just a little over half the market (Microsoft 2011). Depending on one's definition of what constitutes location-based services, statistics on the level of adoption differ considerably. While it is helpful to provide as broad a list of applications as possible in what constitutes LBS (e.g. everything from in-vehicle navigation systems to downloading a map using a computer), it can also cloud the real picture forming behind this emerging technology. Emerging not ...


Toward The Regulation Of Ubiquitous Mobile Government: A Case Study On Location-Based Emergency Services In Australia, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael 2011 University of Wollongong

Toward The Regulation Of Ubiquitous Mobile Government: A Case Study On Location-Based Emergency Services In Australia, Anas Aloudat, Katina Michael

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Mobile alerts and notifications and location-based emergency warning systems are now an established part of mobile government strategies in an increasing number of countries worldwide. In Australia the national emergency warning system (NEWS) was instituted after the tragic Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires of February 2009. NEWS has enabled the provision of public information from the government to the citizen during emergencies anywhere and any time. Moving on from traditional short message service (SMS) notifications and cell broadcasting to more advanced location-based services, the paper explores the major issues faced by government, business and society at large, toward the realization of ...


The Fallout From Emerging Technologies: Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, Katina Michael, M G. Michael 2011 University of Wollongong

The Fallout From Emerging Technologies: Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, Katina Michael, M G. Michael

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE) [1] one of the most revered doctors of the ecclesia catholica, might not have been so highly esteemed had he fl ourished centuries afterwards in a world of uberveillance [2]. One of the unique aspects of Augustine's life that endeared him to the community of the faithful, both past and present, was his rising up from the "fornications" [3] and the "delight in thievery" [4] to become a paradigm for both the eastern and western churches of the penitent who becomes a saint.


A Low Complexity Resource Allocation Algorithm For Ofdma Cooperative Relay Networks With Fairness And Qos Guaranteed, Asem Salah, R. S.A.R. Abdullah, B. B. M. Ali, Nidhal Odeh 2011 Universiti Putra Malaysia

A Low Complexity Resource Allocation Algorithm For Ofdma Cooperative Relay Networks With Fairness And Qos Guaranteed, Asem Salah, R. S.A.R. Abdullah, B. B. M. Ali, Nidhal Odeh

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

This paper proposes a new resource allocation algorithm for uplink OFDMA-based cooperative relay networks, assuming multiple user nodes, multiple relay nodes and a single destination. The aim is to maximise the total sum of the users' data rates, while guaranteeing fairness among them with different QoS requirements. Assuming perfect channel state information (CSI) at the resource allocation controller, the optimisation problem is formulated such that each user is assigned a weight factor based on its QoS requirements. The ones with higher weights are given higher priorities to select their resources (relay stations and subcarriers) first. Once the required QoS is ...


Controlling For Method Bias: A Critique And Reconceptualization Of The Marker Variable Technique, Philip Yetton, Rajeev Sharma, Jeff Crawford 2011 University of New South Wales

Controlling For Method Bias: A Critique And Reconceptualization Of The Marker Variable Technique, Philip Yetton, Rajeev Sharma, Jeff Crawford

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

The marker variable technique is an easy-to-use technique for estimating the magnitude of method bias within a study. However, its validity has not yet been established. This paper addresses three issues assessing the validity of the technique and finds that it is subject to significant validity threats. A redefinition of the marker variable correlation is proposed, which partly addresses the theoretical critiques of the technique. The findings confirm Podsakoff et al.’s (2003) critique that the marker variable technique does not capture key sources of method bias. Implications of the findings for estimating and controlling for method bias within individual ...


Creating Value From Business Analytics Systems: A Process-Oriented Theoretical Framework And Case Study, Graeme Shanks, Nargiza Bekmamedov, Rajeev Sharma 2011 University of Melbourne

Creating Value From Business Analytics Systems: A Process-Oriented Theoretical Framework And Case Study, Graeme Shanks, Nargiza Bekmamedov, Rajeev Sharma

Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)

Business analytics can potentially create value and improve competitive advantage for firms. We argue that dynamic and operational capabilities, enabled by business analytics technology, lead to improved firm performance. We develop a process-oriented theoretical framework that explains how dynamic and operational capabilities interact over time to create value. We use the framework to explain how business value was achieved from business analytics systems in a case study at a financial institution. A number of implications of the study are discussed and suggestions for future work are provided.


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