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Material: Wood Waste CWC Best Practices in Wood Waste Recycling Handling Hazardous Contaminants Such as Asbestos and Lead Paint
Issue: At certain sources that generate wood waste, particularly demolition projects, processors must realize that the wood-waste stream potentially contains hazardous contaminants such as lead paint and asbestos. Delivered wood waste that contains hazardous contaminants present challenges to operators at processing facilities. First, these hazardous contaminants could violate the facility’s regulatory permits because wood-waste processors, generally, do not acquire licenses to receive, process, or transfer hazardous wastes. Second, the hazardous contaminants present an occupational safety concern because facility workers are vulnerable to any exposure because hazardous contaminants inevitably become airborne during the handling and size-reduction processes. Next, the presence of...
RefaFlex: Safer Refactorings for Reflective Java Programs - Andreas Thies; Lehrgebiet Programmiersysteme; Eric Bodden
If programs access types and members through reflection, refactoring tools cannot guarantee that refactorings on those programs are behavior preserving. Refactoring approaches for highly reflective languages like Smalltalk therefore check behavior preservation using regression testing. In this paper we propose RefaFlex, a novel and more defensive approach towards the refactoring of reflective (Java) programs. RefaFlex uses a dynamic program analysis to log reflective calls during test runs and then uses this information to proactively prevent the programmer from executing refactorings that could otherwise alter the program’s behavior. This makes re-running test cases obsolete: when a refactoring is permitted, tests passing...
HMM-based semantic learning for a mobile robot - Kevin M. Squire; Stephen E. Levinson
Abstract — We are developing a intelligent robot and attempting to teach it language. While there are many aspects of this research, for the purposes here the most important are the following ideas. Language is primarily based on semantics, not syntax, which is still the focus in speech recognition research these days. To truly learn meaning, a language engine cannot simply be a computer program running on a desktop computer analyzing speech. It must be part of a more general, embodied intelligent system, one capable of using associative learning to form concepts from the perception of experiences in the world,...
M.J.: Group Replicator Dynamics: A Novel Groupwise Evolutionary Approach for Sparse Brain Network Detection - Bernard Ng; Martin J. Mckeown; Rafeef Abugharbieh; Senior Member
Abstract—Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is increasingly used for studying functional integration of the brain. However, large inter-subject variability in functional connectivity, particularly in disease populations, renders detection of representative group networks challenging. In this paper, we propose a novel technique, “group replicator dynamics ” (GRD), for detecting sparse functional brain networks that are common across a group of subjects. We extend the replicator dynamics (RD) approach, which we show to be a solution of the nonnegative sparse principal component analysis problem, by integrating group information into each subject’s RD process. Our proposed strategy effectively coaxes all subjects ’ networks...
Quality Assurance for Data from Low-Tech Participants in Distributed Automation Engineering Environments - Richard Mordinyi; Er Pacha; Stefan Biffl
Participants in modern automation engineering projects typically work distributed and in parallel. Therefore, there are advanced approaches for integrating the data of specific engineering tools and systems. However, in these projects there are also participants who do not work with the specific engineering tool set but provide important data updates, e.g., customer representatives. A major challenge is to provide systematic and efficient quality assurance for these inputs. In this paper we describe an approach to provide efficient quality assurance when importing data from general purpose tools such as Excel into an integrated engineering data set. We report on experiences with...
On the parametric Stokes phenomenon for solutions of singularly perturbed linear partial differential equations - Stéphane Malek; Université De Lille
We study a family of singularly perturbed linear partial differential equations with irregular type (1) in the complex domain. In a previous work , we have given sufficient conditions under which the Borel transform of a formal solution to (1) with respect to the perturbation parameter ɛ converges near the origin in C and can be extended on a finite number of unbounded sectors with small opening and bisecting directions, say κi ∈ [0, 2π), 0 ≤ i ≤ ν − 1 for some integer ν ≥ 2. The proof rests on the construction of neighboring sectorial holomorphic solutions to...
Returning Values from Forms: - L. Masinter
multipart/form-data draft-masinter-multipart-form-data-03 This specification (re)defines the multipart/form-data Internet Media Type, which can be used by a wide variety of applications and transported by a wide variety of protocols as a way of returning a set of values as the result of a user filling out a form. It replaces RFC
With Captive Shot OST Reference # 1812 - Deactivation; Prepared For; Deactivation
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CWC Best Practices in Wood Waste Recycling Strategies for Segregating Wood at Landclearing Sites - Material Wood Waste
Issue: During community growth, adjacent forests become candidates for purchase and development; otherwise, they typically do not generate profit. To accommodate developments, developers remove trees, soil, and other materials from construction sites. In some regions, they use crawling bulldozers to knock down trees and pull up root balls for on-site burning. However, a sufficient quantity of wood upon a site makes it practicable to cut tree stems and ship logs to local markets. The roots and branches usually remain as landclearing waste. Traditionally, developers burned or buried this wood waste on-site. Wood waste could also be shipped off-site, either for...
First International Workshop on Automated Tailoring and Configuration of Applications Automated Derivation of Configurations for the Integration of Software(+) Engineering Environments - Stefan Biffl; Richard Mordinyi; Thomas Moser
Abstract—Today’s systems integration technologies enable the integration of (software+) engineering environments to support engineering processes across domain and tool boundaries. These engineering processes heavily rely on manual configuration of integration frameworks, resulting in costly, time-consuming, and error-prone human work. In this paper, we introduce an extended model-driven approach for the automated derivation of integration technology configurations for supporting engineering processes. This allows both an efficient and effective derivation of initial configurations, as well as easy adaptations of existing configurations in case of changed engineering processes. Based on a standard software engineering process, we show the feasibility of the proposed approach...
OST Reference #1784
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Multinomial Representation of Majority Logic Coding - John B. Moore; Keng T. Tan
Multinomial representations are derived for majority logic operations on bipolar binary data. The coefficients are given simply in terms of the readily computed lower Cholesky factor of Pascal Matrices of order n for codes of block length n. I.