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Fast Multi-Resource Allocation With Patterns In Large Scale Cloud Data Center, Jiyuan Shi, Junzhou Luo, Fang Dong, Jiahui Jin, Jun Shen 2017 Southeast University

Fast Multi-Resource Allocation With Patterns In Large Scale Cloud Data Center, Jiyuan Shi, Junzhou Luo, Fang Dong, Jiahui Jin, Jun Shen

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

No abstract provided.


Action Learning In Undergraduate Engineering Thesis Supervision, Brad Stappenbelt 2017 University of Wollongong

Action Learning In Undergraduate Engineering Thesis Supervision, Brad Stappenbelt

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

In the present action learning implementation, twelve action learning sets were conducted over eight years. The action learning sets consisted of students involved in undergraduate engineering research thesis work. The concurrent study accompanying this initiative investigated the influence of the action learning environment on student approaches to learning and any accompanying academic, learning and personal benefits realised. The influence of preferred learning styles on set function and student adoption of the action learning process were also examined. The action learning environment implemented had a measurable significant positive effect on student academic performance, their ability to cope with the stresses associated ...


The Impact Of The Mode Of Survey Administration On Estimates Of Daily Smoking For Mobile Phone Only Users, Joseph Hanna, Damien V. Cordery, David G. Steel, Walter R. Davis, Timothy Harrold 2017 New South Wales Health

The Impact Of The Mode Of Survey Administration On Estimates Of Daily Smoking For Mobile Phone Only Users, Joseph Hanna, Damien V. Cordery, David G. Steel, Walter R. Davis, Timothy Harrold

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

Background: Over the past decade, there have been substantial changes in landline and mobile phone ownership, with a substantial increase in the proportion of mobile-only households. Estimates of daily smoking rates for the mobile phone only (MPO) population have been found to be substantially higher than the rest of the population and telephone surveys that use a dual sampling frame (landline and mobile phones) are now considered best practice. Smoking is seen as an undesirable behaviour; measuring such behaviours using an interviewer may lead to lower estimates when using telephone based surveys compared to self-administered approaches. This study aims to ...


Trucks Are Destroying Our Roads And Not Picking Up The Repair Cost, Philip G. Laird 2017 University of Wollongong

Trucks Are Destroying Our Roads And Not Picking Up The Repair Cost, Philip G. Laird

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

It's high time Australia changed its current road user charges for trucks. The shortfall between the charges for heavy vehicles and the money spent on things like road system maintenance, construction costs, road crashes involving heavy trucks, emissions, pollution and urban road congestion amounts to a taxpayer subsidy for the industry of at least A$3 billion per annum. The current charges, like those of cars, rely only on annual registration fees and fuel taxation. Instead Australia should be following the lead of New Zealand, Switzerland and some other European countries and introducing a charge system based on mass ...


The Geometric Triharmonic Heat Flow Of Immersed Surfaces Near Spheres, James A. McCoy, Scott Parkins, Glen Wheeler 2017 University of Wollongong

The Geometric Triharmonic Heat Flow Of Immersed Surfaces Near Spheres, James A. Mccoy, Scott Parkins, Glen Wheeler

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

We consider closed immersed surfaces in R^3 evolving by the geometric triharmonic heat flow. Using local energy estimates, we prove interior estimates and a positive absolute lower bound on the lifespan of solutions depending solely on the local concentration of curvature of the initial immersion in L^2. We further use an {\epsilon}-regularity type result to prove a gap lemma for stationary solutions. Using a monotonicity argument, we then prove that a blowup of the flow approaching a singular time is asymptotic to a non-umbilic embedded stationary surface. This allows us to conclude that any solution with initial ...


Privacy-Preserving Mutual Authentication In Rfid With Designated Readers, Fuchun Guo, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo, Vijay Varadharajan 2017 University of Wollongong

Privacy-Preserving Mutual Authentication In Rfid With Designated Readers, Fuchun Guo, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo, Vijay Varadharajan

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

We study privacy-preserving mutual authentication in radio-frequency identification systems with designated readers (PP-MADR in short). In PP-MADR, each tag has its designated-reader group instead of all readers, and only tags and their designated readers can authenticate each other. Other readers and adversaries cannot trace tags or know their designated readers. The most challenging task of constructing such a PP-MADR protocol is the verification of reader designation without compromising tag privacy. We found that traditional solutions are impractical due to linear storage growth on tags, linear computation growth on tags, or requiring new key generations for designated readers. In this paper ...


The Architecture Of An Effective Software Application For Managing Enterprise Projects, Reza R. Zamani, Robert B. K Brown, Ghassan Beydoun, William J. Tibben 2017 University of Wollongong

The Architecture Of An Effective Software Application For Managing Enterprise Projects, Reza R. Zamani, Robert B. K Brown, Ghassan Beydoun, William J. Tibben

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

No abstract provided.


Mergeable And Revocable Identity-Based Encryption, Shengmin Xu, Guomin Yang, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo 2017 University of Wollongong

Mergeable And Revocable Identity-Based Encryption, Shengmin Xu, Guomin Yang, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

Identity-based encryption (IBE) has been extensively studied and widely used in various applications since Boneh and Franklin proposed the first practical scheme based on pairing. In that seminal work, it has also been pointed out that providing an efficient revocation mechanism for IBE is essential. Hence, revocable identity-based encryption (RIBE) has been proposed in the literature to offer an efficient revocation mechanism. In contrast to revocation, another issue that will also occur in practice is to combine two or multiple IBE systems into one system, e.g., due to the merge of the departments or companies. However, this issue has ...


Tower Load Analysis Of Offshore Wind Turbines And The Effects Of Aerodynamic Damping, Xiong Liu, Cheng Lu, Gangqiang Li, Ajit R. Godbole, Yan Chen 2017 University of Wollongong

Tower Load Analysis Of Offshore Wind Turbines And The Effects Of Aerodynamic Damping, Xiong Liu, Cheng Lu, Gangqiang Li, Ajit R. Godbole, Yan Chen

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

This study presents an analysis of the loads on offshore Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWTs). The aerodynamic loads are estimated using the Blade Element-Momentum (BEM) theory, including the effects of dynamic inflow and dynamic stall. The wave loads are calculated using Morison's equation. Models are proposed to account for the effects of aerodynamic damping on the fatigue loading on the tower during its working lifetime. Load analysis of a 5 MW offshore HAWT is carried out and the influence of aerodynamic damping on the fatigue load is investigated.


Does Mathematical Study Develop Logical Thinking? Testing The Theory Of Formal Discipline, Rodney Nillsen 2017 University of Wollongong

Does Mathematical Study Develop Logical Thinking? Testing The Theory Of Formal Discipline, Rodney Nillsen

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

Book review of Inglis , M. and Attridge, N. (2016). Does Mathematical Study Develop Logical Thinking? Testing the Theory of Formal Discipline. London: World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.


After 40 Years Of Regional And Coordinated Ship Safety Inspections: Destination Reached Or New Point Of Departure?, Armando Graziano, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, Aykut I. Olçer 2017 World Maritime University

After 40 Years Of Regional And Coordinated Ship Safety Inspections: Destination Reached Or New Point Of Departure?, Armando Graziano, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, Aykut I. Olçer

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Port State Control (PSC) is the major global strategy for fighting substandard shipping since the signature of The Hague Memorandum in 1978. In the last years, the increased volume of trade, the enlarged number of main international conventions and the highlighted differences among the various Regimes have posed new challenges to the modern system of PSC, which may need to find its new course.

This paper examines the point of view of key maritime stakeholders with regard to the EU PSC regime. Elite interviews (n = 14) were conducted with subject matter experts ranging from policy makers, to industry and seafarers ...


Investigations Into The Identification And Control Of Outburst Risk In Australian Underground Coal Mines, Dennis J. Black 2017 University of Wollongong, PacificMGM

Investigations Into The Identification And Control Of Outburst Risk In Australian Underground Coal Mines, Dennis J. Black

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

Australian coal mines currently use gas content to assess outburst risk. The gas content threshold values for each mine are indirectly determined from measurement of gas volume liberated from 150g coal samples during Q 3 residual gas content testing. It has been more than twenty years since this method, known as desorption rate index (DRI), was presented to the Australian coal industry, and in that time, there have been significant changes in mining conditions and the outburst threshold limits used at the benchmark Bulli seam mines. NSW Regulations list matters to be considered in developing control measures to manage the ...


Spatial Context In The Calculation Of Gas Emissions For Underground Coal Mines, Patrick Booth, Heidi K. Brown, Jan Nemcik, Ting X. Ren 2017 University of Wollongong

Spatial Context In The Calculation Of Gas Emissions For Underground Coal Mines, Patrick Booth, Heidi K. Brown, Jan Nemcik, Ting X. Ren

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

The prediction of gas emissions arising from underground coal mining has been the subject of extensive research for several decades, however calculation techniques remain empirically based and are hence limited to the origin of calculation in both application and resolution. Quantification and management of risk associated with sudden gas release during mining (outbursts) and accumulation of noxious or combustible gases within the mining environment is reliant on such predictions, and unexplained variation correctly requires conservative management practices in response to risk. Over 2500 gas core samples from two southern Sydney basin mines producing metallurgical coal from the Bulli seam have ...


Vdes J2325-5229 A Z = 2.7 Gravitationally Lensed Quasar Discovered Using Morphology-Independent Supervised Machine Learning, Fernanda Ostrovski, Richard G. McMahon, Andrew J. Connolly, Cameron A. Lemon, Matthew W. Auger, Manda Banerji, Johnathan M. Hung, Sergey E. Koposov, Christopher E. Lidman 2017 University of Cambridge

Vdes J2325-5229 A Z = 2.7 Gravitationally Lensed Quasar Discovered Using Morphology-Independent Supervised Machine Learning, Fernanda Ostrovski, Richard G. Mcmahon, Andrew J. Connolly, Cameron A. Lemon, Matthew W. Auger, Manda Banerji, Johnathan M. Hung, Sergey E. Koposov, Christopher E. Lidman

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

We present the discovery and preliminary characterization of a gravitationally lensed quasar with a source redshift zs = 2.74 and image separation of 2.9 arcsec lensed by a foreground zl = 0.40 elliptical galaxy. Since optical observations of gravitationally lensed quasars show the lens system as a superposition of multiple point sources and a foreground lensing galaxy, we have developed a morphology-independent multi-wavelength approach to the photometric selection of lensed quasar candidates based on Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM) supervised machine learning. Using this technique and gi multicolour photometric observations from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), near-IR JK ...


A Study Of User Perception Of The Quality Of Video Content Rendered Inside A 3-D Virtual Environment, Pedram Pourashraf, Farzad Safaei, Daniel R. Franklin 2017 University of Wollongong

A Study Of User Perception Of The Quality Of Video Content Rendered Inside A 3-D Virtual Environment, Pedram Pourashraf, Farzad Safaei, Daniel R. Franklin

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

This paper reports on the result of a user study to assess the impact of resolution and frame rate of video on the quality of experience of the users, when the video is rendered inside a 3-D virtual space, and consequently viewed from arbitrary perspectives. A mathematical model for video rate is presented that expresses the total rate as the product of separate functions of spatial and temporal resolutions. Results from the user study are combined with the model to predict the rate parameters which will result in perceptually acceptable quality using the 3-D features of the virtual environment. The ...


Large Scale Proactive Power-Quality Monitoring: An Example From Australia, Sean T. Elphick, Phil Ciufo, Gerrard M. Drury, Victor W. Smith, Sarath Perera, Victor J. Gosbell 2017 University of Wollongong

Large Scale Proactive Power-Quality Monitoring: An Example From Australia, Sean T. Elphick, Phil Ciufo, Gerrard M. Drury, Victor W. Smith, Sarath Perera, Victor J. Gosbell

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

In Australia and many other countries, distribution network service providers (DNSPs) have an obligation to their customers to provide electrical power that is reliable and of high quality. Failure to do so may have significant implications ranging from financial penalties theoretically through to the loss of a license to distribute electricity. In order to ensure the reliability and quality of supply are met, DNSPs engage in monitoring and reporting practice. This paper provides an overview of a large long-running power-quality monitoring project that has involved most of Australia's DNSPs at one time or another. This paper describes the challenges ...


Table Of Contents Jitim Vol 26 Issue 1, 2017, Robert P. Schumaker 2017 Updated - AIS

Table Of Contents Jitim Vol 26 Issue 1, 2017, Robert P. Schumaker

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Table of Contents JITIM vol 26 issue 1, 2017


Myomlab As An Enabling E-Learning Technology: Bridging The Gap Between Student- And Instructor-Centered Learning, Mahesh Gupta 8524783 2017 College of Business, University of Louisville, KY, USA

Myomlab As An Enabling E-Learning Technology: Bridging The Gap Between Student- And Instructor-Centered Learning, Mahesh Gupta 8524783

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Technology is continually allowing educators to combine didactic and democratic approaches to facilitate learning and producing successful managers. This paper discusses how one such technology, myOMlab—integrated within a learning management system, Blackboard—can deliver core operations management course, catered primarily to working students i.e., interns and future managers. To confront the bias against online education and engage in serious research on online education, we share our experiences of teaching one semester-long online course. Although robust research evidence is yet to be gathered to convince educators about its benefits, we propose a set of successful myOMlab activities (including manual ...


How We Got Here: Connectivity, Creativity, Confluence And Internet Culture, Tziporah Stern, Linda Wieser Friedman, Hershey H. Friedman 2017 Kingsborough Community College

How We Got Here: Connectivity, Creativity, Confluence And Internet Culture, Tziporah Stern, Linda Wieser Friedman, Hershey H. Friedman

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

There are more innovations today than at any time in human history. The companies that value creativity and diversity of ideas in their hires are the ones most likely to thrive. Indeed, the key asset of a corporation is the abilities, innovativeness, and creativity of its employees. The authors construct a timeline of critical events leading up to today’s highly networked and interconnected world with its ubiquitous social media technologies. The current state has been influenced by advances in media, technology, military defense, and commerce. One trend that stands out in this timeline is the increasing rate of change ...


Cloud Computing Technology: Leveraging The Power Of The Internet To Improve Business Performance, Mohsen Attaran 2017 CSU-Bakersfield

Cloud Computing Technology: Leveraging The Power Of The Internet To Improve Business Performance, Mohsen Attaran

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

In recent years, Cloud Computing Technology (CCT) has emerged as a meaningful technology that could contribute to operational efficiency of an IT platform by providing infrastructure and software solutions for the whole IT needs of an enterprise via Internet. The cloud has revolutionized IT infrastructure. It is predicted that 2017 will mark the rapid proliferation of enterprises transitioning to the cloud-based computing technology. The utilization of this innovative technology makes collaboration easier among companies and has the potential to create financial and operational benefits. This study discusses potential strategic benefits of this technology, highlights its evolving technologies and trends and ...


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