Software and Data Technologies: First International Conference, ICSOFT 2006, Setúbal, Portugal, September 11-14, 2006, Revised Selected Papers / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the best papers of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2006, held in Setúbal, Portugal, September 11-14, 2006.

The 25 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 187 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on programming languages, software engineering, distributed and parallel systems, information systems and data management, as well as knowledge engineering.

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Invited Papers

Adaptive Integration of Enterprise and B2B Applications Leszek A. Maciaszek 3

Ambient Intelligence: Basic Concepts and Applications Juan Carlos Augusto 16

How to Quantify Quality: Finding Scales of Measure Tom Gilb 27

Metamodeling as an Integration Concept Dimitris Karagiannis Peter Hofferer 37

Engineering Object and Agent Methodologies B. Henderson-Sellers 51

Part I Programming Languages

From Static to Dynamic Process Types Franz Puntigam 61

Aspectboxes: Controlling the Visibility of Aspects Alexandre Bergel Robert Hirschfeld Siobhan Clarke Pascal Costanza 74

On State Classes and Their Dynamic Semantics Ferruccio Damiani Elena Giachino Paola Giannini Emanuele Cazzola 84

Software Implementation of the IEEE 754R Decimal Floating-Point Arithmetic Marius Cornea Cristina Anderson Charles Tsen 97

Part II Software Engineering

Bridging between Middleware Systems: Optimisations Using Downloadable Code Jan Newmarch 113

MDE for BPM: A Systematic Review Jose Manuel Perez Francisco Ruiz Mario Piattini 127

Exploring Feasibility of Software Defects Orthogonal Classification Davide Falessi Giovanni Cantone 136

Mapping Medical Device Standards Against the CMMI for Configuration Management Fergal McCaffery Rory V O'Connor Gerry Coleman 153

A Systematic Review Measurement in Software Engineering: State-of-the-Art in Measures Oswaldo Gomez Hanna Oktaba Mario Piattini Felix Garcia 165

Engineering a Component Language: CompJava Hans Albrecht Schmid Marco Pfeifer 177

Part III Distributed and Parallel Systems

Towards a Quality Model for Grid Portals Ma Angeles Moraga Coral Calero Mario Piattini David Walker 195

AlgorithmicSkeletons for Branch and Bound Michael Poldner Herbert Kuchen 204

A Hybrid Topology Architecture for P2P File Sharing Systems J.P. Munoz-Gea J. Malgosa-Sanahuja P. Manzanares-Lopez J.C. Sanchez-Aarnoutse A.M. Guirado-Puerta 220

Parallel Processing of "Group-By Join" Queries on Shared Nothing Machines M. Al Hajj Hassan M. Bamha 230

Impact of Wrapped System Call Mechanism on Commodity Processors Satoshi Yamada Shigeru Kusakabe Hideo Taniguchi 242

Part IV Information Systems and Data Management

Adding More Support for Associations to the ODMG Object Model Bryon K. Ehlmann 257

Measuring Effectiveness of Computing Facilities in Academic Institutes: A New Solution for a Difficult Problem Smriti Sharma Veena Bansal 270

Combining Information Extraction and Data Integration in the ESTEST System Dean Williams Alexandra Poulovassilis 279

Introducing a Change-Resistant Framework for the Development and Deployment of Evolving Applications Georgios Voulalas Georgios Evangelidis 293

Smart Business Objects for Web Applications: A New Approach to Model Business Objects Xufeng (Danny) Liang Athula Ginige 307

A Data Mining Approach to Learning Probabilistic User Behavior Models from Database Access Log Mikhail Petrovskiy 323

Part V Knowledge Engineering

Approximate Reasoning to Learn Classification Rules Amel Borgi 335

Combining Metaheuristics for the Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Sequence Dependent Setup Times Miguel A. Gonzalez Maria R. Sierra Camino R. Vela Ramiro Varela Jorge Puente 348

A Description Clustering Data Mining Technique for Heterogeneous Data Alejandro Garcia Lopez Rafael Berlanga Roxana Danger 361

A Pattern Selection Algorithm in Kernel PCA Applications Ruixin Yang John Tan Menas Kafatos 374

Author Index 389

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