Model-Driven Dependability Assessment of Software Systems by Simona Bernardi, José Merseguer, Dorina Corina Petriu

By Simona Bernardi, José Merseguer, Dorina Corina Petriu

Over the final twenty years, an immense problem for researchers engaged on modeling and assessment of computer-based platforms has been the review of procedure Non useful homes (NFP) corresponding to functionality, scalability, dependability and security.

In this booklet, the authors current state-of-the-art model-driven concepts for modeling and research of software program dependability. so much of them are in accordance with using UML as software program specification language. From the software program method specification perspective, such innovations make the most the traditional extension mechanisms of UML (i.e., UML profiling). UML profiles let software program engineers so as to add non-functional houses to the software program version, as well as the useful ones. The authors aspect the cutting-edge on UML profile proposals for dependability specification and carefully describe the trade-off they accomplish. the focal point is principally on RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and protection) houses. one of the latest profiles, they emphasize the DAM (Dependability research and Modeling) profile, which makes an attempt to unify, below a standard umbrella, the former UML profiles from literature, offering functions for dependability specification and research. furthermore, they describe popular model-to-model transformation concepts, which aid the iteration of the research version and make allowance for additional evaluate of other RAMS houses. Case stories from various domain names also are provided, that allows you to offer practitioners with examples of ways to use the aforementioned techniques.

Researchers and scholars will study simple dependability ideas and the way to version them utilizing UML and its extensions. they are going to additionally achieve insights into dependability research recommendations by using acceptable modeling formalisms in addition to of model-to-model transformation strategies for deriving dependability research versions from UML standards. furthermore, software program practitioners will discover a unified framework for the specification of dependability requisites and homes of UML, and may enjoy the exact case studies.

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Evaluating, Improving, and Judging Faculty Performance in by Charles Finley, Visit Amazon's Richard I. Miller Page,

By Charles Finley, Visit Amazon's Richard I. Miller Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Richard I. Miller, , Candace S. Vancko

With approximately forty eight percentage of all U.S. undergraduates attending group and technical schools, the two-year quarter is an essential component of our nation's better schooling process and an integral part of our nation's destiny. the necessity for potent college evaluate improvement inside of two-year faculties stems in part from the scale of this area and likewise from the variety of its software choices and its pupil physique. Miller and his co-authors carry well timed, authoritative, and useful fabric to 2 audiences during this swiftly becoming box of schooling: first, lecturers who've everlasting appointments yet may possibly use specialist improvement and development; and, moment, the already huge and nonetheless becoming variety of part-time teachers who may well use extra comparing and bettering. This e-book is meant to be an immediate information for those teams in addition to to directors who needs to make own decisions.This expert booklet is for human source managers and employees improvement officials of two-year schools. a better emphasis should be put on human source administration, based on Miller and his co-authors, that would bring about greater group of workers choice making.

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Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes: The Case-Based Guide to by MD Dawn A. Marcus

By MD Dawn A. Marcus

Headache and persistent ache Syndromes offers a case-based method of state of the art assessment and therapy of sufferers with universal chronically painful stipulations. delivering ideas for speedily comparing and treating soreness lawsuits by way of physique sector, this leading edge name additionally presents sufferer academic handouts that specify the prognosis and remedy in easy-to-understand language for every . instruments for imposing either drugs and non-medication cures, resembling workouts and leisure innovations, also are integrated. each one bankruptcy opens with general displays of 3 to 5 universal sufferer eventualities, together with pediatric, grownup, and geriatric sufferers. A distinct procedure for sufferer overview is supplied and utilized to every state of affairs, displaying tips to swiftly establish very important clues to differentiate between universal diagnoses, together with either benign and malignant explanations of soreness. regular remedy regimens are then supplied for every sufferer, in addition to patient-friendly academic flyers for every universal soreness situation. Figures and drawings support supply prepared identity of those universal continual soreness syndromes. Headache and persistent soreness Syndromes bargains fundamental care practitioners, neurologists, and orthopedists an optimum method of the overview, therapy, and follow-up of chronically painful conditions.

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Performance Assessments for Adult Education: Exploring the by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social

By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, Committee for the Workshop on Alternatives for Assessing Adult Education and Literacy Programs, Kaeli T. Knowles, Robert J. Mislevy

In the us, the nomenclature of grownup schooling comprises grownup literacy, grownup secondary schooling, and English for audio system of different languages (ESOL) providers supplied to undereducated and constrained English educated adults. these receiving grownup schooling prone have different purposes for looking extra schooling. With the passage of the WIA, the review of grownup schooling scholars grew to become mandatory-regardless in their purposes for looking companies. The legislation does let the states and native courses flexibility in settling on the main acceptable evaluate for the coed. the aim of the NRC's workshop used to be to discover matters with regards to efforts to degree studying profits in grownup easy education schemes, with a spotlight on performance-based assessments.

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Educational Assessment in the 21st Century: Connecting by J. Joy Cumming, Claire Wyatt-Smith (auth.), Prof. Claire

By J. Joy Cumming, Claire Wyatt-Smith (auth.), Prof. Claire Wyatt-Smith, Prof. J. Joy Cumming (eds.)

Even within the white warmth of the ever present schooling debate, overview is without doubt one of the preferred and so much contested issues. whereas lecturers boost functional methodologies similar to overview for studying, that goal to deliver confident merits to newbies, governments and policy-makers increase the position of externally mandated evaluation for responsibility purposes.

With the sector of evaluate a key concentration for learn across the world, the normal problems with the subject, similar to validity and reliability, were joined by way of a bunch of alternative concerns all urgent for consciousness. those comprise: the price of trying out for overseas benchmarking and public reporting; taking account of cultural and social range; new modes of checking out and overview; technological innovation; the difficulty of what counts as genuine evaluate; and inclusion and incapacity matters in assessment.

In their preface, the editors argue that during a post-modern international alterations within the nature of labor, globalization, the data revolution and today’s social demanding situations will all effect on academic priorities, and hence would require new modes of evaluation. As our religion within the sciences to unravel our difficulties erodes, we additionally realize that the tutorial evaluate can't be an actual technological know-how both; that the involvement of people in each element of its layout, execution and use makes it irrevocably a social undertaking and therefore topic to the entire vagaries that any type of human job implies. This has ended in the beginnings of a extra humanistic method of assessment.

As this booklet makes transparent, the problem for overview within the 21st century should be to mirror those newly rising academic priorities. evaluation techniques may be wanted that aid the subsequent iteration in buying the abilities and values they are going to have to deal with rising international demanding situations, talents reminiscent of teamwork, problem-solving and the power to control one’s personal studying. The individuals the following provide desire, suggesting that once greater than a century of modernist-inspired academic review practices inimical to the problems of application, equity, flexibility and relevance, we might be status on the threshold of important change.

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Assessment and Programming for Young Children with by Rebecca R. Fewell (auth.), Cecil R. Reynolds, Julia H. Clark

By Rebecca R. Fewell (auth.), Cecil R. Reynolds, Julia H. Clark (eds.)

The public faculties have taken on expanding accountability over the past decade for supplying in-school academic prone to chil­ dren with low-incidence handicaps, young children who, now not very decades in the past, could were relegated to custodial care or constrained to care merely in the house. With the expanding accountability for instructing those young ones has come attractiveness that few people have the needful wisdom or talents to bring high quality companies to those chil­ dren. collage courses are supplying extra employees, however the latest employees also needs to be taught. we've got been concerned for a number of years, with the distinct schooling department of the Nebraska division of Edu­ cation within the provision of in-service education within the early identifi­ cation and review of handicapping stipulations, once we learned a fair larger want for education usual school room lecturers, administra­ tors, and psychologists as well as early formative years particular educa­ tion team of workers concerning the nature of low-incidence handicaps and the way they may be handled within the public college atmosphere. understanding the enormity and the cost of such an venture, we tenuously ap­ proached the kingdom division. They too have been cognizant of this want and welcomed our rules. Jan Thelen and her able employees then took to coordinating the making plans with us and the Nebraska division of schooling supplied the fundings.

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Acid Rain Economic Assessment by Elizabeth Thorndike (auth.), Paulette Mandelbaum, Carole

By Elizabeth Thorndike (auth.), Paulette Mandelbaum, Carole Beal (eds.)

This quantity, lawsuits of the convention ACID RAIN: financial review, is intended to provide the parts of contract which economists have proven and the uncertainties which they've got chanced on of their makes an attempt to take advantage of the method of economics to raised comprehend the character of the acid rain factor. medical articles approximately acid rain at the start seemed in 1972. the general public became its awareness to the difficulty within the mid-1970s. In April 1979, the 1st acid rain invoice was once brought within the Senate, authored by means of New York's Senator Daniel P. Moynihan. The invoice sought to set up a federal examine software devoted to filling the gaps in realizing of the phenomena of long-range delivery of air toxins and their environmental, future health and monetary affects. 'The invoice was once handed into legislation in 1980. considering then, tens of debts were proposed to regulate emissions of S02 and NO , x regarded as the precursors of acid rain. And but, against this with the trend set by means of the vast majority of environmental matters, the place laws in a short time at the heels of public anxiousness and involvement, via July 1985 no longer a unmarried federal acid rain keep an eye on invoice were passed.

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Assessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazards: by Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Maria Gritsevich, Herbert Palme

By Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, Maria Gritsevich, Herbert Palme

This quantity is a compilation of the learn awarded on the overseas Asteroid Day workshop which used to be celebrated at Barcelona on June thirtieth, 2015. The complaints talk about the start of a brand new period within the examine and exploration of the sunlight system’s minor our bodies. overseas Asteroid Day commemorates the Tunguska occasion of June thirtieth, 1908. The workshop’s aim was once to advertise the significance of dealing proactively with influence dangers from area. Multidisciplinary specialists contributed to this dialogue through describing the character of comets and asteroids besides their offspring, meteoroids. New missions to come fabric samples of asteroids again to Earth reminiscent of Osiris-REx and Hayabusa 2, in addition to tasks like objective and DART so one can try influence deflection strategies for in all probability dangerous Asteroids encounters have been additionally lined.

The lawsuits contain either an outreach point to popularize impression risks and a systematic personality which covers the newest wisdom on those issues, in addition to delivering proposals of promising new thoughts that would support achieve new insights of the homes of those difficult our bodies by way of learning meteoroids and meteorites. Asteroids, comets, meteoroids and meteorites are brought with descriptions in their nature, foundation, and sunlight method pathways.

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A Comprehensive Assessment of the Role of Risk in U.S. by Jack Meyer (auth.), Richard E. Just, Rulon D. Pope (eds.)

By Jack Meyer (auth.), Richard E. Just, Rulon D. Pope (eds.)

After the entire study on agricultural danger so far, the remedy of hazard in agricultural study is way from harmonious. Many competing hazard versions were proposed. a few new methodologies are principally untested. a number of the prime empirical methodologies in agricultural financial learn are poorly suited to issues of mixture info the place danger averse habit is much less more likely to be important.
This ebook is meant to (i) outline the present nation of the literature on agricultural chance learn, (ii) supply a serious overview of financial threat learn on agriculture to this point and (iii) set a study time table that might meet destiny wishes and customers. this kind of examine delivers to develop into of accelerating significance simply because agricultural coverage within the usa and somewhere else has decidedly shifted from particular source of revenue aid pursuits to risk-related motivations of aiding farmers take care of probability. starting with the 1996 Farm invoice, the first set of coverage tools from U.S. agriculture has shifted from aim costs and put aside acreage to agricultural crop coverage.
simply because this publication is meant to have particular implications for U.S. agricultural coverage, it has a decidedly household scope, yet in actual fact a number of the concerns have program out of the country. for every of the papers and subject matters integrated during this quantity, members were chosen to offer the most powerful and broadest attainable remedy of every side of the matter. the result's this entire reference e-book at the economics of agricultural risk.

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