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  • 301.
    Bandaru, Vamsi Krishna
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik.
    Balasubramanian, Rajasekaran
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik.
    OBJECT RECOGNITION USINGDIALOGUES AND SEMANTICANCHORING2013Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    This report explains in detail the implemented system containing a robot and a sensor

    network that is deployed in a test apartment in an elderly residence area. The report

    focuses on the creation and maintenance (anchoring) of the connection between the

    semantic information present in the dialog with perceived actual physical objects in the

    home. Semantic knowledge about concepts and their correlations are retrieved from online

    resources and ontologies, e.g. Word-Net and sensors information are provided by

    cameras distributed in the apartment.

  • 302.
    Bao, Yan
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikation: Infrastruktur och tjänster (Stängd 20120101), Programvaru- och datorsystem, SCS (Stängd 20120101).
    Brorsson, Mats
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikation: Infrastruktur och tjänster (Stängd 20120101), Programvaru- och datorsystem, SCS (Stängd 20120101).
    An Implementation of Cache-Coherence for the Nios II ™ Soft-core processor2009Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Soft-core programmable processors mapped onto fieldprogrammable gate arrays (FPGA) can be considered as equivalents to a microcontroller. They combine central processing units (CPUs), caches, memories, and peripherals on a single chip. Soft-cores processors represent an increasingly common embedded software implementation option. Modern FPGA soft-cores are parameterized to support application-specific customization. However, these softcore processors are designed to be used in uniprocessor system, not for multiprocessor system. This project describes an implementation to solve the cache coherency problem in an ALTERA Nios II soft-core multiprocessor system.

  • 303. Bardizbanyan, Alen
    et al.
    Själander, Magnus
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Matematisk-datavetenskapliga sektionen, Institutionen för informationsteknologi, Datorarkitektur och datorkommunikation.
    Whalley, David
    Larsson-Edefors, Per
    Improving data access efficiency by using context-aware loads and stores2015Ingår i: Proc. 16th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems, New York: ACM Press, 2015, 27-36 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Memory operations have a significant impact on both performance and energy usage even when an access hits in the level-one data cache (L1 DC). Load instructions in particular affect performance as they frequently result in stalls since the register to be loaded is often referenced before the data is available in the pipeline. L1 DC accesses also impact energy usage as they typically require significantly more energy than a register file access. Despite their impact on performance and energy usage, L1 DC accesses on most processors are performed in a general fashion without regard to the context in which the load or store operation is performed. We describe a set of techniques where the compiler enhances load and store instructions so that they can be executed with fewer stalls and/or enable the L1 DC to be accessed in a more energy-efficient manner. We show that using these techniques can simultaneously achieve a 6% gain in performance and a 43% reduction in L1 DC energy usage.

  • 304.
    Barf, Jochen
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik.
    Development and Implementation of an Image-Processing-Based Horizon Sensor for Sounding Rockets2017Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
  • 305.
    Barkah, Dani
    et al.
    Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Ermedahl, Andreas
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Gustafsson, Jan
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Lisper, Björn
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Sandberg, Christer
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Evaluation of Automatic Flow Analysis for WCET Calculation on Industrial Real-Time System Code2008Ingår i: Proceedings - Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, 2008, 2008, 331-340 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A static Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) analysis derives upper bounds for the execution times of programs. Such analysts requires information about the possible program flows. The current practice is to provide this information manually, which can be laborious and error-prone. An alternative is to derive this information through an automated flow analysis. In this article, we present a case study where an automatic flowanalysis method was tested on industrial real-time system code. The same code was the subject of an earlier WCET case study, where it was analysed using manual annotations for the flow information. The purpose of the current study was to see to which extent the same flow information could be found automatically. The results show that for the most part this is indeed possible, and we could derive comparable WCET estimates using the automatically generated flow information. In addition, valuable insights were gained on what is needed to make flow analysis methods work on real production code. 

  • 306.
    Barkland, Lars-Erik
    et al.
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Avdelningen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Norder, Kim
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Avdelningen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    En studie av Scrum för två personer och utveckling av mobilt gränssnitt2014Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    En stor del av mjukvaruutveckling är den metod som styr flödet av den kreativaprocessen. Genom erfarenhet har det påvisats hur en brist på organisation kanha stora negativa effekter på utvecklingsarbetet och i slutändan produkten. Idetta arbete tillämpas Scrummetoden i en form för två personer och detanalyseras hur denna småskaliga version påverkar rollerna, artefakterna ochaktiviteterna associerade med originalscrum. Resultatet av arbetet med dennaanpassade version presenteras och vilka förändringar som skett jämfört medoriginalmetoden under tiden redovisas. Resultatet ihop med diskussionen visarpå en positiv effekt av användandet av en strukturerad utvecklingsmetod.På senare tid har användandet av enheter med mindre skärmar på Internet ökadi stort. Med denna förändring för gränssnitt kommer nya utmaningar i atthantera en stor variation av enheter. I processen av att utveckla enwebbapplikation analyserades teknikval för gränssnitt för mindre skärm därresponsiv design fanns vara bäst val utifrån relevanta förutsättningar.Designprinciper från konceptet responsiv design analyseras och tillämpandelösning redovisas.

  • 307. Barkowsky, M.
    et al.
    Wang, Kun
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Institutionen för informationsteknologi och medier.
    Cousseau, R.
    Brunnstrom, K.
    Olsson, Roger
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Institutionen för informationsteknologi och medier.
    Le Callet, P.
    Subjective quality assessment of error concealment strategies for 3DTV in the presence of asymmetric transmission errors2010Ingår i: Proceedings of 2010 IEEE 18th International Packet Video Workshop (PV, 2010, 193-200 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The transmission of 3DTV sequences over packet based networks may result in degradations of the video quality due to packet loss. In the conventional 2D case, several different strategies are known for extrapolating the missing information and thus concealing the error. In 3D however, the residual error after concealment of one view might leads to binocular rivalry with the correctly received second view. In this paper, three simple alternatives are presented: frame freezing, a reduced playback speed, and displaying only a single view for both eyes, thus effectively switching to 2D presentation. In a subjective experiment the performance in terms of quality of experience of the three methods is evaluated for different packet loss scenarios. Error-free encoded videos at different bit rates have been included as anchor conditions. The subjective experiment method contains special precautions for measuring the Quality of Experience (QoE) for 3D content and also contains an indicator for visual discomfort. The results indicate that switching to 2D is currently the best choice but difficulties with visual discomfort should be expected even for this method.

  • 308.
    Barkowsky, Marcus
    et al.
    LUNAM Université, Université de Nantes, IRCCyN UMR CNRS 6597, France .
    Li, Jing
    LUNAM Université, Université de Nantes, IRCCyN UMR CNRS 6597, France .
    Han, Taehwan
    Youn, Sungwook
    Ok, Jiheon
    Lee, Chulhee
    Hedberg, Christer
    Dept. of Netlab, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Sweden .
    Ananth, Indirajith Vijai
    Dept. of Netlab, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Sweden .
    Wang, Kun
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Avdelningen för data- och systemvetenskap. Dept. of Netlab, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Sweden .
    Brunnström, Kjell
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Avdelningen för informations- och kommunikationssystem. Dept. of Netlab, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Sweden .
    Le Callet, Patrick
    LUNAM Université, Université de Nantes, IRCCyN UMR CNRS 6597, France .
    Towards standardized 3DTV QoE assessment: Cross-lab study on display technology and viewing environment parameters2013Ingår i: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2013, Art. no. 864809- s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Subjective assessment of Quality of Experience in stereoscopic 3D requires new guidelines for the environmental setup as existing standards such as ITU-R BT. 500 may no longer be appropriate. A first step is to perform cross-lab experiments in different viewing conditions on the same video sequences. Three international labs performed Absolute Category Rating studies on a freely available video database containing degradations that are mainly related to video quality degradations. Different conditions have been used in the labs: Passive polarized displays, active shutter displays, differences in viewing distance, the number of parallel viewers, and the voting device. Implicit variations were introduced due to the three different languages in Sweden, South Korea, and France. Although the obtained Mean Opinion Scores are comparable, slight differences occur in function of the video degradations and the viewing distance. An analysis on the statistical differences obtained between the MOS of the video sequences revealed that obtaining an equivalent number of differences may require more observers in some viewing conditions. It was also seen that the alignment of the meaning of the attributes used in Absolute Category Rating in different languages may be beneficial. Statistical analysis was performed showing influence of the viewing distance on votes and MOS results.

  • 309.
    Barriga, L.
    et al.
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Teleinformatik.
    Brorsson, Mats
    Lund university.
    Ayani, Rassul
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Teleinformatik.
    Hybrid Parallel Simulation of Distributed Shared-Memory Architectures1996Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 310.
    Barriga, Luis
    et al.
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Teleinformatik.
    Brorsson, Mats
    Lund university.
    Ayani, Rassul
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner, Teleinformatik.
    A model for parallel simulation of distributed shared memory1996Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    We present an execution model for parallel simulation of a distributed shared memory architecture. The model captures the processor-memory interaction and abstracts the memory subsystem. Using this model we show how parallel, on-line, partially-ordered memory traces can be correctly predicted without interacting with the memory subsystem. We also outline a parallel optimistic memory simulator that uses these traces, finds a global order among all events, and returns correct data and timing to each processor. A first evaluation of the amount of concurrency that our model can extract for an ideal multiprocessor shows that processors may execute relatively long instruction sequences without violating the causality constraints. However parallel simulation efficiency is highly dependent on the memory consistency model and the application characteristics.

  • 311.
    Bartosz, Michalek
    et al.
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium .
    Weyns, Danny
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium .
    Towards a Solution for Change Impact Analysis of Software Product Line Products2011Ingår i: VARSA Workshop; Software Architecture (WICSA), 2011 9th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on, IEEE Communications Society, 2011, 290-293 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the fact that some practitioners and researchers report successful stories on Software ProductLines (SPL) adaptation, the evolution of SPL remains challenging. In our research we study a specific aspect of SPL adaptation, namely on updating of deployed products. Our particular focus is on the correct execution of updates and minimal interruption of services during the updates. The update process has two stages. First, the products affected by the evolution must be identified. We call this stage SPL-wide change impact analysis. In the second stage, each of the affected products has to be updated. In our previous work we have addressed the second stage of the update process. In this paper we report on our early results of the first stage: change impact analysis. We discuss how existing variability models can be employed to support automated identification of the products that require an update. The discussion is illustrated with the examples from an educational SPL that we are developing at K.U. Leuven.

  • 312.
    Barua, Shaibal
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Begum, Shahina
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Classifying drivers' cognitive load using EEG signals2017Ingår i: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365, Vol. 237, 99-106 s.Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A growing traffic safety issue is the effect of cognitive loading activities on traffic safety and driving performance. To monitor drivers' mental state, understanding cognitive load is important since while driving, performing cognitively loading secondary tasks, for example talking on the phone, can affect the performance in the primary task, i.e. driving. Electroencephalography (EEG) is one of the reliable measures of cognitive load that can detect the changes in instantaneous load and effect of cognitively loading secondary task. In this driving simulator study, 1-back task is carried out while the driver performs three different simulated driving scenarios. This paper presents an EEG based approach to classify a drivers' level of cognitive load using Case-Based Reasoning (CBR). The results show that for each individual scenario as well as using data combined from the different scenarios, CBR based system achieved approximately over 70% of classification accuracy. © 2017 The authors and IOS Press.

  • 313.
    Barua, Shaibal
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Begum, Shahina
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Clustering based Approach for Automated EEG Artifacts Handling2015Ingår i: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 278, 2015, 7-16 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Electroencephalogram (EEG), measures the neural activity of the central nervous system, which is widely used in diagnosing brain activity and therefore plays a vital role in clinical and Brain-Computer Interface application. However, analysis of EEG signal is often complex since the signal recoding often contaminates with noises or artifacts such as ocular and muscle artifacts, which could mislead the diagnosis result. Therefore, to identify the artifacts from the EEG signal and handle it in a proper way is becoming an important and interesting research area. This paper presents an automated EEG artifacts handling approach, where it combines Independent Component Analysis (ICA) with a 2nd order clustering approach. Here, the 2nd order clustering approach combines the Hierarchical and Gaussian Picture Model clustering algorithm. The effectiveness of the proposed approach has been examined and observed on real EEG recording. According to result, the artifacts in the EEG signals are identified and removed successfully where the clean EEG signal shows acceptable considering visual inspection.

  • 314.
    Barua, Shaibal
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Begum, Shahina
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Intelligent Automated EEG Artifacts Handling Using Wavelet Transform, Independent Component Analysis and Hierarchical clustering2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Billions of interconnected neurons are the building block of human brain. For each brain activity these neurons produce electrical signals or brain waves that can be obtained by the Electroencephalogram (EEG) recording. Due to the characteristics of EEG signal, recorded signal often contaminate with undesired physiological signals other than cerebral signal that refers to as EEG artifacts such as ocular or muscle artifacts. Therefore, identification of artifacts from the EEG signal and handle it in a proper way is becoming an important research area. This paper presents an automated EEG artifacts handling approach, where it combines Wavelet transform, Independent Component Analysis (ICA) with Hierarchical clustering method. The effectiveness of the proposed approach has been examined and observed on real EEG recording. According to result, the artifacts in the EEG signals are identified and removed successfully where after handling artifacts EEG signals show acceptable considering visual inspection.

  • 315.
    Barua, Shaibal
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Begum, Shahina
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Scalable Framework for Distributed Case-based Reasoning for Big data analytics2017Ingår i: 4th EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare HealthyIOT'17, 2017Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper proposes a scalable framework for distributed case-based reasoning methodology to provide actionable knowledge based on historical big amount of data. The framework addresses several challenges, i.e., promptly analyse big data, cross-domain, use-case specific data processing, multi-source case representation, dynamic case-management, uncertainty, check the plausibility of solution after adaptation etc. through its’ five modules architectures. The architecture allows the functionalities with distributed data analytics and intended to provide solutions under different conditions, i.e. data size, velocity, variety etc.

  • 316.
    Barua, Shaibal
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Begum, Shahina
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms to Diagnose Stress for Vehicle Drivers Based on Physiological Sensor Signals2015Ingår i: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 211: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, 2–4 June 2015, Västerås, Sweden, 2015, Vol. 211, 241-248 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Machine learning algorithms play an important role in computer science research. Recent advancement in sensor data collection in clinical sciences lead to a complex, heterogeneous data processing and analysis for patient diagnosis and prognosis. Diagnosis and treatment of patients based on manual analysis of these sensor data is difficult and time consuming. Therefore, development of Knowledge-based systems to support clinicians in decision-making is important. However, it is necessary to perform experimental work to compare performances of different machine learning methods to help to select appropriate method for a specific characteristic of data sets. This paper compares classification performance of three popular machine learning methods i.e., case-based reasoning, neutral networks and support vector machine to diagnose stress of vehicle drivers using finger temperature and heart rate variability. The experimental results show that case-based reasoning outperforms other two methods in terms of classification accuracy. Case-based reasoning has achieved 80% and 86% accuracy to classify stress using finger temperature and heart rate variability. On contrary, both neural network and support vector machine have achieved less than 80% accuracy by using both physiological signals.

  • 317.
    Barua, Shaibal
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Begum, Shahina
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahlström, Christer
    The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Sweden.
    AUTOMATED EEG ARTIFACTS HANDLING FOR DRIVER SLEEPINESS MONITORING2016Ingår i: 2nd International Symposium on Somnolence, Vigilance, and Safety SomnoSafe2016, 2016Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 318.
    Bashir, Imran
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakultetsnämnden för naturvetenskap och teknik, Institutionen för datavetenskap, fysik och matematik, DFM.
    Visualizing Complex Data Using Timeline2012Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (magisterexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis  introduces the idea of visualizing complex data using timeline for problem solving and analyzing a huge database. The database contains information about vehicles, which are continuously sending information about driving behavior, current location, driver ativities etc. Data complexity can be resolved by data visualization where user can see this complex data in the abstract form of timeline visualization. visualize complex data by using timeline mgiht help to monitor and track diffrent time dependent activities. We developed web application to monitor and track monthly, weekly, and daily activities which helps in decision making and understanding complex data.

  • 319.
    Bashir, Shariq
    et al.
    Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    Afzal, Wasif
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Baig, Rauf
    Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Opinion-based entity ranking using learning to rank2016Ingår i: Applied Soft Computing, ISSN 1568-4946, E-ISSN 1872-9681, Vol. 38, nr 1, 151-163 s.Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    As social media and e-commerce on the Internet continue to grow, opinions have become one of the most important sources of information for users to base their future decisions on. Unfortunately, the large quantities of opinions make it difficult for an individual to comprehend and evaluate them all in a reasonable amount of time. The users have to read a large number of opinions of different entities before making any decision. Recently a new retrieval task in information retrieval known as Opinion-Based Entity Ranking (OpER) has emerged. OpER directly ranks relevantentities based on how well opinions on them are matched with a user's preferences that are given in the form of queries. With such a capability, users do not need to read a large number of opinions available for the entities. Previous research on OpER does not take into account the importance and subjectivity of query keywords in individual opinions of an entity. Entity relevance scores are computed primarily on the basis of occurrences of query keywords match, by assuming all opinions of an entity as a single field of text. Intuitively, entities that have positive judgments and strong relevance with query keywords should be ranked higher than those entities that have poor relevance and negative judgments. This paper outlines several ranking features and develops an intuitive framework for OpER in which entities are ranked according to how well individual opinions of entities are matched with the user's query keywords. As a useful ranking model may be constructed from many rankingfeatures, we apply learning to rank approach based on genetic programming (GP) to combine features in order to develop an effective retrieval model for OpER task. The proposed approach is evaluated on two collections and is found to be significantly more effective than the standard OpER approach.

  • 320. Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Faili, Heshaam
    Bridge the gap between statistical and hand-crafted grammars2013Ingår i: Computer speech & language (Print), ISSN 0885-2308, E-ISSN 1095-8363, Vol. 27, nr 5, 1085-1104 s.Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    LTAG is a rich formalism for performing NLP tasks such as semantic interpretation, parsing, machine translation and information retrieval. Depend on the specific NLP task, different kinds of LTAGs for a language may be developed. Each of these LTAGs is enriched with some specific features such as semantic representation and statistical information that make them suitable to be used in that task. The distribution of these capabilities among the LTAGs makes it difficult to get the benefit from all of them in NLP applications.

    This paper discusses a statistical model to bridge between two kinds LTAGs for a natural language in order to benefit from the capabilities of both kinds. To do so, an HMM was trained that links an elementary tree sequence of a source LTAG onto an elementary tree sequence of a target LTAG. Training was performed by using the standard HMM training algorithm called Baum–Welch. To lead the training algorithm to a better solution, the initial state of the HMM was also trained by a novel EM-based semi-supervised bootstrapping algorithm.

    The model was tested on two English LTAGs, XTAG (XTAG-Group, 2001) and MICA's grammar (Bangalore et al., 2009) as the target and source LTAGs, respectively. The empirical results confirm that the model can provide a satisfactory way for linking these LTAGs to share their capabilities together.

  • 321.
    Basirat, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Språkvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi.
    Nivre, Joakim
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Språkvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi.
    Greedy Universal Dependency Parsing with Right Singular Word Vectors2016Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A set of continuous feature vectors formed by right singular vectors of a transformed co-occurrence matrix are used with the Stanford neural dependency parser to train parsing models for a limited number of languages in the corpus of universal dependencies. We show that the feature vector can help the parser to remain greedy and be as accurate as (or even more accurate than) some other greedy and non-greedy parsers.

  • 322.
    Baskar, Jayalakshmi
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för datavetenskap.
    Lindgren, Helena
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för datavetenskap.
    Human-Agent Dialogues on Health Topics - An Evaluation Study2015Ingår i: Highlights of practical applications of agents, multi-agent systems, and sustainability: The PAAMS Collection, PAAMS 2015, 2015, 28-39 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A common conversation between an older adult and a nurse about health-related issues includes topics such as troubles with sleep, reasons for walking around nighttime, pain conditions, etc. This dialogue emerges from the participating human's lines of thinking, their roles, needs and motives, while switching between topics as the dialogue unfolds. This paper presents a dialogue system that enables a human to engage in a dialogue with a software agent to reason about health-related issues in a home environment. The purpose of this work is to conduct a pilot evaluation study of a prototype system for human-agent dialogues, which is built upon a set of semantic models and integrated in a web application designed for older adults. Focus of the study was to receive qualitative results regarding purpose and content of the agent-based dialogue system, and to evaluate a method for the agent to evaluate its behavior based on the human agent's perception of appropriateness of moves. The participants include five therapists and 11 older adults. The results show users' feedback on the purpose of dialogues and the appropriateness of dialogues presented to them during the interaction with the software agent.

  • 323.
    Baucke, Stephan
    et al.
    Ericsson Research, Germany.
    Grinnemo, Karl-Johan
    Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för ekonomi, kommunikation och IT, Avdelningen för datavetenskap.
    Ludwig, Reiner
    Ericsson Research, Germany.
    Brunström, Anna
    Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för ekonomi, kommunikation och IT, Avdelningen för datavetenskap.
    Wolisz, Adam
    Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University Berlin, Germany.
    Using Relaxed Timer Backoff to Reduce SCTP Failover TimesManuskript (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 324.
    Baumann, Christoph
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC), Teoretisk datalogi, TCS.
    Schwarz, Oliver
    RISE SICS.
    Dam, Mads
    KTH, Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC), Teoretisk datalogi, TCS.
    Compositional Verification of Security Properties for Embedded Execution Platforms2017Ingår i: PROOFS 2017: 6th International Workshop on Security Proofs for Embedded Systems / [ed] Ulrich Kühne and Jean-Luc Danger and Sylvain Guilley, 2017, Vol. 49, 1-16 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The security of embedded systems can be dramatically improved through the use of formally verified isolation mechanisms such as separation kernels, hypervisors, or microkernels. For trustworthiness, particularly for system level behaviour, the verifications need precise models of the underlying hardware. Such models are hard to attain, highly complex, and proofs of their security properties may not easily apply to similar but different platforms. This may render verification economically infeasible. To address these issues, we propose a compositional top-down approach to embedded system specification and verification, where the system-on-chip is modeled as a network of distributed automata communicating via paired synchronous message passing. Using abstract specifications for each component allows to delay the development of detailed models for cores, devices, etc., while still being able to verify high level security properties like integrity and confidentiality, and soundly refine the result for different instantiations of the abstract components at a later stage. As a case study, we apply this methodology to the verification of information flow security for an industry scale security-oriented hypervisor on the ARMv8-A platform. The hypervisor statically assigns (multiple) cores to each guest system and implements a rudimentary, but usable, inter guest communication discipline. We have completed a pen-and-paper security proof for the hypervisor down to state transition level and report on a partially completed verification of guest mode security in the HOL4 theorem prover.

  • 325.
    Baumgart, Stephan
    et al.
    Volvo Construction Equipment, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Fröberg, Joakim
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Innovation och produktrealisering.
    Punnekkat, Sasikumar
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system. BIT-Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, India.
    Enhancing Model-Based Engineering of Product Lines by Adding Functional Safety2015Ingår i: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 1487, 2015, 53-62 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Today's industrial product lines in the automotive and construction equipment domain face the challenge to show functional safety standard compliance and argue for the absence of failures for all derived product variants. The product line approaches are not su cient to support practitioners to trace safety-related characteristics through development. We aim to provide aid in creating a safety case for a certain con guration in a product line such that overall less e ort is necessary for each con guration. In this paper we 1) discuss the impact of functional safety on product line development, 2) propose a model-based approach to capture safety-related characteristics during concept phase for product lines and 3) analyze the usefulness of our proposal.

  • 326.
    Baumgart, Stephan
    et al.
    Volvo Construction Equipment, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Fröberg, Joakim
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Punnekkat, Susikumar
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Analyzing Hazards in System-of-Systems: Described in a Quarry Site Automation Context2017Ingår i: 11th Annual IEEE International Systems conference SysCon, 2017, 544-551 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Methods for analyzing hazards related to individual systems are well studied and established in industry today. When system-of-systems are set up to achieve new emergent behavior, hazards specifically caused by malfunctioning behavior of the complex interactions between the involved systems may not be revealed by just analyzing single system hazards. A structured process is required to reduce the complexity to enable identification of hazards when designing system-of-systems. In this paper we first present how hazards are identified and analyzed using hazard and risk assessment (HARA) methodology by the industry in the context of single systems. We describe systems-of-systems and provide a quarry site automation example from the construction equipment domain. We propose a new structured process for identifying potential hazards in systems-of-systems (HISoS), exemplified in the context of the provided example. Our approach helps to streamline the hazard analysis process in an efficient manner thus helping faster certification of system-of-systems.

  • 327.
    Baumgart, Stephan
    et al.
    Volvo Construction Equipment, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Parmeza, Ditmar
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Predicting the Effort for Functional Safety in Product Lines2015Ingår i: The 41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications SEAA'15, 2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 328.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Dasari, Dakshina
    Research and Technology Centre, Robert Bosch, India.
    Mubeen, Saad
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    MECHAniSer - A Timing Analysis and Synthesis Tool for Multi-Rate Effect Chains with Job-Level Dependencies2016Ingår i: 7th International Workshop on Analysis Tools and Methodologies for Embedded and Real-time Systems WATERS'16, 2016Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Many industrial embedded systems have timing con- straints on the data propagation through a chain of independent tasks. These tasks can execute at different periods which leads to under and oversampling of data. In such situations, understand- ing and validating the temporal correctness of end-to-end delays is not trivial. Many industrial areas further face distributed development where different functionalities are integrated on the same platform after the development process. The large effect of scheduling decisions on the end-to-end delays can lead to expensive redesigns of software parts due to the lack of analysis at early design stages. Job-level dependencies is one solution for this challenge and means of scheduling such systems are available. In this paper we present MECHAniSer, a tool targeting the early analysis of end-to-end delays in multi-rate cause effect chains with specified job-level dependencies. The tool further provides the possibility to synthesize job-level dependencies for a set of cause-effect chains in a way such that all end-to-end requirements are met. The usability and applicability of the tool to industrial problems is demonstrated via a case study.

  • 329.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Dasari, Dakshina
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen, Germany.
    Mubeen, Saad
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Timing Analysis and Synthesis of Mixed Multi-Rate Effect Chains in MECHAniSer2016Ingår i: Open Demo Session of Real-Time Systems located at Real Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) RTSS@Work 2016, 2016Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The majority of embedded control systems are modeled with several chains of independently triggered tasks, also known as multi-rate effect chains. These chains have often stringent end-to-end timing requirements that should be satisfied before running the system. MECHAniSer is one of the tools that supports end-to-end timing analysis of such chains. In addition, the tool provides the possibility to synthesize job-level dependencies for these chains such that all end-to-end timing requirements are satisfied. In this paper we showcase an extension of MECHAniSer that supports the analysis of mixed chains that contain a mix of independent and dependent tasks.

  • 330.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Dasari, Dakshina
    Research and Technology Centre, Robert Bosch, India.
    Nicolic, Borislav
    CISTER, INESC-TEC, ISEP, Portugal .
    Åkesson, Benny
    CISTER, INESC-TEC, ISEP, Portugal .
    Nélis, Vincent
    CISTER/INESC-TEC, ISEP, Portugal.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Contention-Free Execution of Automotive Applications on a Clustered Many-Core Platform2016Ingår i: 28th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems ECRTS'16, Toulouse, France, 2016, 14-24 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Next generations of compute-intensive real-time applications in automotive systems will require more powerful computing platforms. One promising power-efficient solution for such applications is to use clustered many-core architectures. However, ensuring that real-time requirements are satisfied in the presence of contention in shared resources, such as memories, remains an open issue. This work presents a novel contention-free execution framework to execute automotive applications on such platforms. Privatization of memory banks together with defined access phases to shared memory resources is the backbone of the framework. An Integer Linear Programming (ILP) formulation is presented to find the optimal time-triggered schedule for the on-core execution as well as for the access to shared memory. Additionally a heuristic solution is presented that generates the schedule in a fraction of the time required by the ILP. Extensive evaluations show that the proposed heuristic performs only 0.5% away from the optimal solution while it outperforms a baseline heuristic by 67%. The applicability of the approach to industrially sized problems is demonstrated in a case study of a software for Engine Management Systems.

  • 331.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Liu, Meng
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Adaptive Routing of Real-Time Traffic on a 2D-Mesh Based NoC2015Ingår i: The 21st IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, WiP RTCSA-wip'15, 2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 332.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Mubeen, Saad
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Extending Automotive Legacy Systems with Existing End-to-End Timing Constraints2017Ingår i: 14th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations ITNG'17, 2017Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Developing automotive software is becoming in- creasingly challenging due to continuous increase in its size and complexity. The development challenge is amplified when the industrial requirements dictate extensions to the legacy (previously developed) automotive software while requiring to meet the existing timing requirements. To cope with these challenges, sufficient techniques and tooling to support the modeling and timing analysis of such systems at earlier development phases is needed. Within this context, we focus on the extension of software component chains in the software architectures of automotive legacy systems. Selecting the sampling frequency, i.e. period, for newly added software components is crucial to meet the timing requirements of the chains. The challenges in selecting periods are identified. It is further shown how to automatically assign periods to software components, such that the end-to-end timing requirements are met while the runtime overhead is minimized. An industrial case study is presented that demonstrates the applicability of the proposed solution to industrial problems.

  • 333.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Mubeen, Saad
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system. Arcticus Systems, Järfälla, Sweden.
    Dasari, Dakshina
    Research and Technology Centre, Robert Bosch, India.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    A Generic Framework Facilitating Early Analysis of Data Propagation Delays in Multi-Rate Systems2017Ingår i: The 23th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications RTCSA'17, 2017, 8046323Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A majority of multi-rate real-time systems are constrained by a multitude of timing requirements, in addition to the traditional deadlines on well-studied response times. This means, the timing predictability of these systems not only depends on the schedulability of certain task sets but also on the timely propagation of data through the chains of tasks from sensors to actuators. In the automotive industry, four different timing constraints corresponding to various data propagation delays are commonly specified on the systems. This paper identifies and addresses the source of pessimism as well as optimism in the calculations for one such delay, namely the reaction delay, in the state-of-the-art analysis that is already implemented in several industrial tools. Furthermore, a generic framework is proposed to compute all the four end-to-end data propagation delays, complying with the established delay semantics, in a scheduler and hardware-agnostic manner. This allows analysis of the system models already at early development phases, where limited system information is present. The paper further introduces mechanisms to generate job-level dependencies, a partial ordering of jobs, which need to be satisfied by any execution platform in order to meet the data propagation timing requirements. The job-level dependencies are first added to all task chains of the system and then reduced to its minimum required set such that the job order is not affected. Moreover, a necessary schedulability test is provided, allowing for varying the number of CPUs. The experimental evaluations demonstrate the tightness in the reaction delay with the proposed framework as compared to the existing state-of-the-art and practice solutions.

  • 334.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Mubeen, Saad
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Dasari, Dakshina
    Research and Technology Centre, Robert Bosch, India.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Scheduling Multi-Rate Real-Time Applications on Clustered Many-Core Architectures with Memory ConstraintsIngår i: 23rd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference ASP-DAC'18Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Access to shared memory is one of the main chal- lenges for many-core processors. One group of scheduling strategies for such platforms focuses on the division of tasks’ access to shared memory and code execution. This allows to orchestrate the access to shared local and off-chip memory in a way such that access contention between different compute cores is avoided by design. In this work, an execution framework is introduced that leverages local memory by statically allocating a subset of tasks to cores. This reduces the access times to shared memory, as off-chip memory access is avoided, and in turn improves the schedulability of such systems. A Constrained Programming (CP) formulation is presented to selects the statically allocated tasks and generates the complete system schedule. Evaluations show that the pro- posed approach yields an up to 21% higher schedulability ratio than related work, and a case study demonstrates its applicability to industrial problems.

  • 335.
    Becker, Matthias
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nicolic, Borislav
    Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.
    Dasari, Dakshina
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen, Germany.
    Åkesson, Benny
    CISTER/INESC-TEC, ISEP, Portugal.
    Nélis, Vincent
    CISTER/INESC-TEC, ISEP, Portugal.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Partitioning and Analysis of the Network-on-Chip on a COTS Many-Core Platform2017Ingår i: 23rd IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium RTAS'17, 2017, 101-112 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Many-core processors can provide the computational power required by future complex embedded systems. However, their adoption is not trivial, since several sources of interference on COTS many-core platforms have adverse effects on the resulting performance. One main source of performance degradation is the contention on the Network-on-Chip, which is used for communication among the compute cores via the off- chip memory. Available analysis techniques for the traversal time of messages on the NoC do not consider many of the architectural features found on COTS platforms. In this work, we target a state-of-the-art many-core processor, the Kalray MPPA R . A novel partitioning strategy for reducing the contention on the NoC is proposed. Further, we present an analysis technique dedicated to the proposed partitioning strategy, which considers all architectural features of the COTS NoC. Additionally, it is shown how to configure the parameters for flow-regulation on the NoC, such that the Worst-Case Traversal Time (WCTT) is minimal and buffers never overflow. The benefits of our approach are evaluated based on extensive experiments that show that contention is significantly reduced compared to the unconstrained case, while the proposed analysis outperforms a state-of-the-art analysis for the same platform. An industrial case study shows the tightness of the proposed analysis.

  • 336.
    Becker, Tova
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik.
    Etiska och moraliska dilemman vid hantering av personlig information.2016Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    I många tusen år har vad som anses vara etiskt försvarbart diskuterats. Allt fler perspektiv beaktas

    bland annat beroende på den tekniska utvecklingen. På senare tid har utvecklingen av de

    digitala medierna inneburit att personlig information värderas och hanteras på nya sätt. Tekniken

    innebär att nya möjligheter skapas samtidigt som det finns en risk att personlig information

    missbrukas. Detta kan påverka vad som är etiskt försvarbart.

    Detta arbete handlar om hur personlig information hanteras med hjälp av digital teknik. Det

    undersöks om användare av IT är medvetna om att deras personliga information samlas in,

    sprids och används för att skapa en mängd nya individuella tjänster. Det utforskas om denna

    hantering, samt de nya möjligheterna att individualisera tjänster, är något som skapar dilemma.

    Till sist sammanställs rekommendationer som framkommit under studien gällande

    vad enskilda individer kan göra om de vill minska riskerna för att personlig information missbrukas.

    Studien inleds med en litteraturgenomgång vilken belyser hur IT påverkat vårt samhälle samt

    hur personlig information hanteras med den nutida teknikens möjligheter.

    Det beskrivs bland annat:

     Hur företag samlar in användardata i bakgrunden utan att tydligt informera om det

     Att det finns profiler om oss alla

     Att den information vi får är anpassad till oss som individer

     Att personlig information finns lättillgänglig och sökbart för alla bland annat för arbetsgivare

    Etik och moral bör ligga till grund för alla resonemang som avser avgöra vad som är rätt och

    fel. Företagen har riktlinjer för hur de bör handla enligt etiska och moraliska principer. Det

    finns lagstiftning och regelverk som styr men informationshantering utvecklas snabbt och är

    global vilket gör situationen komplex. Tekniken utvecklas ofta snabbare än regelverket.

    Metoden för insamlande av empiri bestod av två delar. Primärdata samlades in via intervjuer

    och sekundärdata söktes via nätet och medier för att få aktuell data som underlag till intervjuerna.

    Intervjuerna genomfördes som semikonstruerade intervjuer där datorer användes som

    hjälpmedel för att exemplifiera data som fanns tillgänglig om respondenten. Den empiri som

    framkom från intervjuerna innehåller en bred beskrivning av ämnesområdet även om urvalsgruppen

    var liten. Insamlad data analyserades genom att notera och sammanställa svaren samt

    söka mönster och samband mellan olika teman i intervjun.

    Slutsatser sammanställdes vilka visar på att det finns oroväckande låg medvetenhet inom ämnesområdet.

    Slutsaterana innehåller också tre dilemman kopplade till hur den tekniska utvecklingen

    hanterar personlig information. Dessa är faktaresistens, kränkning av den personliga

    integriteten och utformning av lagar, avtal och normer. Sist sammanställs rekommendationer

    avsedda för de som vill minska riskerna med hantering av personlig information.

    I slutet diskuteras att det är först när allmänheten börjar reagera som en diskussion kan uppstå.

    Först då kan en eventuell förändring ske där en reglering som behandlar hur individer får beröras

    och hur tekniken får användas växer fram.

  • 337.
    Beel, Joeran
    et al.
    Docear, Germany ; Konstanz University, Germany.
    Breitinger, Corinna
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för medieteknik (ME). Docear, Germany.
    Langer, Stefan
    Docear, Germany ; Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany.
    Lommatzsch, Andreas
    Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
    Gipp, Bela
    Docear, Germany ; Konstanz University, Germany.
    Towards reproducibility in recommender-systems research2016Ingår i: User modeling and user-adapted interaction, ISSN 0924-1868, E-ISSN 1573-1391, Vol. 26, nr 1, 69-101 s.Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Numerous recommendation approaches are in use today. However, comparing their effectiveness is a challenging task because evaluation results are rarely reproducible. In this article, we examine the challenge of reproducibility in recommender-system research. We conduct experiments using Plista’s news recommender system, and Docear’s research-paper recommender system. The experiments show that there are large discrepancies in the effectiveness of identical recommendation approaches in only slightly different scenarios, as well as large discrepancies for slightly different approaches in identical scenarios. For example, in one news-recommendation scenario, the performance of a content-based filtering approach was twice as high as the second-best approach, while in another scenario the same content-based filtering approach was the worst performing approach. We found several determinants that may contribute to the large discrepancies observed in recommendation effectiveness. Determinants we examined include user characteristics (gender and age), datasets, weighting schemes, the time at which recommendations were shown, and user-model size. Some of the determinants have interdependencies. For instance, the optimal size of an algorithms’ user model depended on users’ age. Since minor variations in approaches and scenarios can lead to significant changes in a recommendation approach’s performance, ensuring reproducibility of experimental results is difficult. We discuss these findings and conclude that to ensure reproducibility, the recommender-system community needs to (1) survey other research fields and learn from them, (2) find a common understanding of reproducibility, (3) identify and understand the determinants that affect reproducibility, (4) conduct more comprehensive experiments, (5) modernize publication practices, (6) foster the development and use of recommendation frameworks, and (7) establish best-practice guidelines for recommender-systems research. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

  • 338.
    Begum, Shahina
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Funk, Peter
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Xiong, Ning
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Folke, Mia
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    von Schéele, Bo
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    A computer-based system for the assessment and diagnosis of individual sensitivity to stress in Psychophysiology2007Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Increased exposure to stress may cause serious health problems leading to long term sick leave if undiagnosed and untreated. The practice amongst clinicians' to use a standardized procedure measuring blood pressure, ECG, finger temperature, breathing speed etc. to make a reliable diagnosis of stress and stress sensitivity is increasing. But even with these measurements it is still difficult to diagnose due to large individual variations. A computer-based system as a second option for the assessment and diagnosis of individual stress level is valuable in this domain.

    A combined approach based on a calibration phase and case-based reasoning is proposed exploiting data from finger temperature sensor readings from 24 individuals. In calibration phase, a standard clinical procedure with six different steps helps to establish a person's stress profile and set up a number of individual parameters. When acquiring a new case, patients are also asked to provide a fuzzy evaluation on how reliable was the procedure to define the case itself. Such a reliability "level" could be used to further discriminate among similar cases. The system extracts key features from the signal and classifies individual sensitivity to stress. These features are stored into a case library and similarity measurements are taken to assess the degrees of matching and create a ranked list containing the most similar cases retrieved by using the nearest-neighbor algorithm.

    A current case (CC) is compared with two other stored cases (C_92 and C_115) in the case library. The global similarity between the case CC and case C_92 is 67% and case CC and case C_115 is 80% shown by the system. So the case C_115 has ranked higher than the case C_92 and is more similar to current case CC. If necessary, the solution for the best matching case can be revised by the clinician to fit the new patient. The current problem with confirmed solution is then retained as a new case and added to the case library for future use.

    The system allows us to utilize previous experience and at the same time diagnose stress along with a stress sensitivity profile. This information enables the clinician to make a more informed decision of treatment plan for the patients. Such a system may also be used to actively notify a person's stress levels even in the home environment.

  • 339.
    Begum, Shahina
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Funk, Peter
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Xiong, Ning
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    von Schéele, Bo
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Individualized Stress Diagnosis Using Calibration and Case-Based Reasoning2007Ingår i: Proceedings of the 24th annual workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society, Borås, Sweden, 2007, 59-69 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Diagnosing stress is difficult even for experts due to large individual variations. Clinician's use today manual test procedures where they measure blood pressure, ECG, finger temperature and breathing speed during a number of exercises. An experienced clinician makes diagnosis on different readings shown in a computer screen. There are only very few experts who are able to diagnose and predict stress-related problems. In this paper we have proposed a combined approach based on a calibration phase and case-based reasoning to provide assistance in diagnosing stress, using data from the finger temperature sensor readings. The calibration phase helps to establish a number of individual parameters. The system uses a case-based reasoning approach and also feedback on how well the patient succeeded with the different test, used for giving similar cases reliability estimates.

  • 340.
    Begum, Shahina
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Funk, Peter
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Xiong, Ning
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    von Schéele, Bo
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Similarity of Medical Cases in Health Care Using Cosine Similarity and Ontology2007Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing use of digital patient records in hospital saves both time and reduces risks wrong treatments caused by lack of information. Digital patient records also enable efficient spread and transfer of experience gained from diagnosis and treatment of individual patient. This is today mostly manual (speaking with col-leagues) and rarely aided by computerized system. Most of the content in patient re-cords is semi-structured textual information. In this paper we propose a hybrid tex-tual case-based reasoning system promoting experience reuse based on structured or unstructured patient records, case-based reasoning and similarity measurement based on cosine similarity metric improved by a domain specific ontology and the nearest neighbor method. Not only new cases are learned, hospital staff can also add comments to existing cases and the approach enables prototypical cases.

  • 341.
    Begum, Shahina
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Funk, Peter
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Xiong, Ning
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    von Schéele, Bo
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Using Calibration and Fuzzification of Cases for Improved Diagnosis and Treatment of Stress2006Ingår i: 8th European Workshop on Case-based Reasoning in the Health Sciences, workshop proceedings, 2006, 113-122 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In the medical literature there are a number of physiological reactions related to cognitive activities. Psychosocial and psychophysiological stress is such activities reflected in physiological reactions. Stress related symptoms are highly individual, but decreased hands temperature is the common for most individuals. A clinician learns with experience how to interpret the different symptoms but there is no adaptive diagnostic system for diagnosing stress. Decision support systems (DSS) diagnosing stress would be valuable both for junior clinicians and as second opinion for experts. Due to the large individual variations and no general set of rules, DSS are difficult to build for this task. The proposed solution combines a calibration phase with case-based reason¬ing approach and fuzzification of cases. During the calibration phase a number of individual parameters and case specific fuzzy membership functions are es-tablishes. This case-based approach may help the clinician to make a diagnosis, classification and treatment plan. The case may also be used to follow the treat-ment progress. This may be done using the proposed system. Initial tests show promising results. The individual cases including calibration and fuzzy mem-bership functions may also be used in an autonomous system in home environ-ment for treatment programs for individuals often under high stress.

  • 342.
    Begum, Shahina
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Barua, Shaibal
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ahmed, Mobyen Uddin
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    In-Vehicle Stress Monitoring Based on EEG Signal2017Ingår i: International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, ISSN 2248-9622, E-ISSN 2248-9622, Vol. 7, nr 7, 55-71 s.Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, improved road safety by monitoring human factors i.e., stress, mental load, sleepiness, fatigue etc. of vehicle drivers has been addressed in a number of studies. Due to the individual variations and complex dynamic in-vehicle environment systems that can monitor such factors of a driver while driving is challenging. This paper presents a drivers’ stress monitoring system based on electroencephalography (EEG) signals enabling individual-focused computational approach that can generate automatic decision. Here, a combination of different signal processing i.e., discrete wavelet transform, largest Lyapunov exponent (LLE) and modified covariance have been applied to extract key features from the EEG signals. Hybrid classification approach Fuzzy-CBR (case-based reasoning) is used for decision support. The study has focused on both long and short-term temporal assessment of EEG signals enabling monitoring in different time intervals. In short time interval, which requires complex computations, the classification accuracy using the proposed approach is 79% compare to a human expert. Accuracy of EEG in developing such system is also compared with other reference signals e.g., Electrocardiography (ECG), Finger temperature, Skin conductance, and Respiration. The results show that in decision making the system can handle individual variations and provides decision in each minute time interval.

  • 343.
    Begum, Shahina
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Behnam, Moris
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Larsson, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Sandström, Kristian
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Towards a Compositional Service Architecture for Real-Time Cloud Robotics2016Ingår i: ACM SIGBED Review, 63-64 s.Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we present our ongoing work towards a compositional service architecture that integrates cloud technology for computational capacity targeting real-time robotics applications. In particular we take a look at the challenges inherent within the data center where the services are executing. We outline characteristics of the services used in the real-time cloud robotics application, along with the service management and corresponding task model used to execute services. We identify several key central challenges that must be addressed towards integrating cloud technology in real-time robotics.

  • 344.
    Behere, Sagar
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Inbyggda styrsystem.
    Architecting Autonomous Automotive Systems: With an emphasis on Cooperative Driving2013Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing usage of electronics and software in a modern automobile enables realization of many advanced features. One such feature is autonomous driving. Autonomous driving means that a human driver’s intervention is not required to drive the automobile; rather, theautomobile is capable of driving itself. Achieving automobile autonomyrequires research in several areas, one of which is the area of automotive electrical/electronics (E/E) architectures. These architectures deal with the design of the computer hardware and software present inside various subsystems of the vehicle, with particular attention to their interaction and modularization. The aim of this thesis is to investigate how automotive E/E architectures should be designed so that 1) it ispossible to realize autonomous features and 2) a smooth transition canbe made from existing E/E architectures, which have no explicit support for autonomy, to future E/E architectures that are explicitly designed for autonomy.The thesis begins its investigation by considering the specific problem of creating autonomous behavior under cooperative driving condi-tions. Cooperative driving conditions are those where continuous wireless communication exists between a vehicle and its surroundings, which consist of the local road infrastructure as well as the other vehicles in the vicinity. In this work, we define an original reference architecture for cooperative driving. The reference architecture demonstrates how a subsystem with specific autonomy features can be plugged into an existing E/E architecture, in order to realize autonomous driving capabilities. Two salient features of the reference architecture are that it isminimally invasive and that it does not dictate specific implementation technologies. The reference architecture has been instantiated on two separate occasions and is the main contribution of this thesis. Another contribution of this thesis is a novel approach to the design of general, autonomous, embedded systems architectures. The approach introduces an artificial consciousness within the architecture, that understands the overall purpose of the system and also how the different existing subsystems should work together in order to meet that purpose.This approach can enable progressive autonomy in existing embedded systems architectures, over successive design iterations.

  • 345.
    Behere, Sagar
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Inbyggda styrsystem.
    Scoop Technical Report: Year 20112011Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This report deals with the technical solution that was implemented for the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) 2011. The GCDC involved developing a system to drive a vehicle autonomously in specific situations. Some reflections on the design process are also included. The goal of the report is to make the user understand the technical solution and the motivations behind the design choices made.

  • 346.
    Behere, Sagar
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Inbyggda styrsystem.
    Törngren, Martin
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Inbyggda styrsystem.
    Chen, DeJiu
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Inbyggda styrsystem.
    A reference architecture for cooperative driving2013Ingår i: Journal of systems architecture, ISSN 1383-7621, E-ISSN 1873-6165, Vol. 59, nr 10: Part C, 1095-1112 s.Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Cooperative driving systems enable vehicles to adapt their motion to the surrounding traffic situation by utilizing information communicated by other vehicles and infrastructure in the vicinity. How should these systems be designed and integrated into the modern automobile? What are the needed functions, key architectural elements and their relationships? We created a reference architecture that systematically answers these questions and validated it in real world usage scenarios. Key findings concern required services and enabling them via the architecture. We present the reference architecture and discuss how it can influence the design and implementation of such features in automotive systems.

  • 347.
    Behnam, Moris
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Ciccozzi, Federico
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Sjödin, Mikael
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Inbyggda system.
    Bruhn, Fredrik
    Bruhnspace AB, Uppsala, Sweden .
    Software architecture for next generation hyperparallel cyber-physical hardware platforms: challenges and opportunities2015Ingår i: ECSAW '15 Proceedings of the 2015 European Conference on Software Architecture Workshops, 2015, Vol. Article No. 19Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    We present what is destined to become the de-facto standard for hardware platforms for next generation cyber-physical systems. Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) is an initiative to harmonize the industry around a common architecture which is easier to program and is an open standard defining the key interfaces for parallel computation. Since HSA is supported by virtually all major players in the silicon market we can conjecture that HSA, with its capabilities and quirks, will highly influence both the hardware and software for next generation cyber-physical systems. In this paper we describe HSA and discuss how its nature will influence architectures of system software and application software. Specifically, we believe that the system software needs to both leverage the hyperparallel nature of HSA while providing predictable and efficient resource allocation to different parallel activities. The application software, on the other hand, should be isolated from the complexity of the hardware architecture but yet be able to efficiently use the full potential of the hyperparallel nature of HSA.

  • 348.
    Behnam, Moris
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Isovic, Damir
    Mälardalens högskola, Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik.
    Real-Time Control Design for Flexible Scheduling using Jitter Margin2007Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Real-time control algorithms are designed based on the characteristics of the controlled plants and they require good performance without delays. However, digital control implementation typically introduces delays and jitters due to insufficient CPU processing power and the limitations of the real-time scheduling method used. This can degrade the system performance or even make it unstable. In this paper we propose an integrated approach for control design and real-time scheduling, suitable for both discrete-time and continuous-time controllers. It guarantees system performance by accepting a certain minimum value of jitter for control tasks and feasibly schedules them together with other tasks in the system. Results from comparison with other approaches from real-time and control theory domains underline the effectiveness of our method.

  • 349.
    Behnam, Moris
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.
    J. Bril, Reinder
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.
    A new approach for global synchronization in hierarchical scheduled real-time systems2009Ingår i: Work-in-Progress (WiP) session of the 21st Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS'09), 2009Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 350.
    Behnam, Moris
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.
    Nolte, Thomas
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.
    Shin, Insik
    Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för innovation, design och teknik.
    A Hierarchical Approach for Reconfigurable and Adaptive Embedded Systems2008Ingår i: APRES'08 Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems: First International Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems, 2008, 51-54 s.Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Adaptive and reconfigurable embedded systems have been gaining an increasing interest in the past year from both academics and industry. This paper presents our work on hierarchical scheduling frameworks (HSF) intended as a backbone architecture facilitating the implementation of operating system support for adaptability and reconfigurability.

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