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Parameterised Types in occam3(e) (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Chutimaskul, W., & Kerridge, J. (1994). Parameterised Types in occam3(e). In Transputer/Occam: Proceedings of the 6th Transputer and Occam International Conference

Dynamic allocation of processes and channels in T9000/C104 networks using occam3 (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Kerridge, J. (1994). Dynamic allocation of processes and channels in T9000/C104 networks using occam3. In Progress in Transputer and occam Research: WoTUG-17: Proceedings of the 17th World occam* and Transputer User Group Technical Meeting (1-17)

The hardware of the Inmos T9000 transputer contains a resource channel mechanism which is used to implement a many-to-one client server programming model. This model has also been captured in occam3. The resource channel mechanism provided by the har... Read More about Dynamic allocation of processes and channels in T9000/C104 networks using occam3.

Large scale data management and massively parallel architectures in Automatic Fingerprint Recognition (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Walter, D., & Kerridge, J. (1994, April). Large scale data management and massively parallel architectures in Automatic Fingerprint Recognition. Presented at High-Performance Computing and Networking: International Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany

The National Transputer Support Centre is an independent parallel processing consultancy specialising in large scale data management and parallel databases. We were approached recently by the Home Office to investigate the data management aspects of... Read More about Large scale data management and massively parallel architectures in Automatic Fingerprint Recognition.

Benchmarking parallel SQL database machines (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jelly, I., Kerridge, J., & Bates, C. (1994, July). Benchmarking parallel SQL database machines. Presented at Directions in Databases 12th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 12, Guildford, UK

New parallel database systems are being developed to support the data processing needs of large commercial organisations: these offer increased performance in terms of processing throughput and enhanced support for both on-line transaction processing... Read More about Benchmarking parallel SQL database machines.

A strategy for semantic integrity enforcement in a parallel database machine (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McCarroll, N., & Kerridge, J. (1994, July). A strategy for semantic integrity enforcement in a parallel database machine. Presented at Directions in Databases: 12th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 12, Guildford, UK

Semantic integrity constraints represent knowledge about data with which a relational database must be consistent. To enforce semantic integrity we must ensure that transactions which alter the database will preserve database consistency by accompany... Read More about A strategy for semantic integrity enforcement in a parallel database machine.

Dynamic Allocation of Tasks in occam3 (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Kerridge, J., & Nixon, P. (1994). Dynamic Allocation of Tasks in occam3. In M. Jane, D. Marini, & A. De Gloria (Eds.), Transputer Applications and Systems '94: Proceedings of the 1994 World Transputer Congress, Cernobbio, Italy, Sept. 5-7, 1994

In many application environments there is a need to able to allocate resources dynamically. The occam programming language has no concept of such dynamic allocation. This paper shows how dynamic allocation can be incorporated into occam without sacri... Read More about Dynamic Allocation of Tasks in occam3.

Evaluation of high performance parallel database machines (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Kerridge, J., Jelly, I., & Bates, C. (1994, April). Evaluation of high performance parallel database machines. Presented at HPCN-Europe: International Conference on High-Performance Computing and Networking 1994, Munich, Germany

Many organisations are considering the use of large relational databases to implement their information needs. For large organisations this will result in the implementation of a machine dedicated to that task. In the near future, these database mach... Read More about Evaluation of high performance parallel database machines.

Modelling saturated traffic networks using massively parallel computing techniques (1994)
Journal Article
Lu, K., Jones, J., & Kerridge, J. (1994). Modelling saturated traffic networks using massively parallel computing techniques. Traffic engineering & control, 35(7/8), 433-436

A technique for modelling the flow of motor vehicle traffic in congested urban signal-controlled networks using parallel computing is presented. A brief overview of traffic simulation and control precedes a discussion of the future requirements for c... Read More about Modelling saturated traffic networks using massively parallel computing techniques.

Information strategy: a new item for the textile industry's agenda (1994)
Journal Article
Hall, H. (1994). Information strategy: a new item for the textile industry's agenda. Journal of the Textile Institute, 85(4), 533-541. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405009408631299

A discussion of current thinking on the role of information as a business resource for competitive advantage leads to the conclusion that consideration should be given by the textile industry to the adoption of strategies to harness such a valuable r... Read More about Information strategy: a new item for the textile industry's agenda.

A Functional Model of Interacting Systems: A Semiotic Approach (1994)
Book Chapter
Benyon, D. (1994). A Functional Model of Interacting Systems: A Semiotic Approach. In J. Connolly, & E. Edmonds (Eds.), CSCW and Artificial Intelligence; Computer Supported Cooperative Work (105-125). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2035-3_8

Recent developments in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) share a common problem: communication. We are moving towards a situation of multiple interacting systems... Read More about A Functional Model of Interacting Systems: A Semiotic Approach.

A general model for the answer-pertubation techniques. (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Stamate, D., Luchian, H., & Paechter, B. (1994, September). A general model for the answer-pertubation techniques

Answer-perturbation techniques for the protection of statistical databases were introduced in [7]; they are flexible (perturbation kept under control), modular (do not interact with the DBMS) techniques, which compare fmorably to previous protec... Read More about A general model for the answer-pertubation techniques..

The role of metaphor at the human computer interface. (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smyth, M., & Knott, R. P. (1994). The role of metaphor at the human computer interface. In S. Howard, & Y. K. Leung (Eds.), Proceedings of OZCHI'94, the CHISIG Annual Conference : Harmony through working together (287-291)

Interface metaphors are introduced as a technique to facilitate the learning of systems. To better understand this process, metaphors are discussed in terms of their role in the formation of mental models. This suggests that the principle advantage o... Read More about The role of metaphor at the human computer interface..

Towards a cooperative software agent. (1994)
Book Chapter
Smyth, M. (1994). Towards a cooperative software agent. In J. H. Connolly, & E. A. Edmonds (Eds.), The Kluwer International Series on Computer Supported Cooperative Work; Spaces, Spatiality and Technology (1-11). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2035-3_1

This chapter introduces the concept of software agents and focuses on their impact at the level of the user interface, particularly the relationship between the level of task action undertaken by agents and their corresponding representation to the u... Read More about Towards a cooperative software agent..

The rapid simulation of urban traffic using field programmable gate arrays. (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Russell, G., Shaw, P., McInnes, J., & Ferguson, N. (1994). The rapid simulation of urban traffic using field programmable gate arrays. In International Conference on Application of New Technology to Transport Systems (107-122)

Conventional traffic simulation techniques, employing continuous movement of vehicles, do not have a sufficiently fast responce time for the real-time operational control of an urban network. A new simulation technique is proposed using field-program... Read More about The rapid simulation of urban traffic using field programmable gate arrays..

DAIS: An Object-Addressed Processor Cache (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Russell, G., Shaw, P., & Cockshott, W. P. (1994, September). DAIS: An Object-Addressed Processor Cache. Presented at Sixth International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems, Tarascon, Provence, France

DAIS is a proposed processor incorporating hardware-based object addressing. By providing only the very minimum of support for objects, it allows efficient access via a novel caching system. Object addressing is supported at the instruction level, wi... Read More about DAIS: An Object-Addressed Processor Cache.

Simulating vehicular traffic flows using the Circal System. (1994)
Report
Russell, G., Cowie, A., McInnes, J., Bate, M., & Milne, G. (1994). Simulating vehicular traffic flows using the Circal System

Modern civil engineers have big problems on their hands; more cars use our road networks every year, leading to ever increasing congestion. Knowing how to change a road network to relieve congestion without spending millions of pounds doing so is a t... Read More about Simulating vehicular traffic flows using the Circal System..

Two solutions to the general timetable problem using evolutionary algorithms. (1994)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Paechter, B., Luchian, H., Cumming, A., & Petriuc, M. (1994, June). Two solutions to the general timetable problem using evolutionary algorithms. Presented at First IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation, 1994 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

The general timetable problem, which involves the placing of events requiring limited resources into timeslots, has been approached in many different ways. This paper describes two approaches to solving the problem using evolutionary algorithms.... Read More about Two solutions to the general timetable problem using evolutionary algorithms..