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1996 National Research and Development Conference

1996 National Research and Development Conference

 

Industry Meets Academia: Proceedings of the 1996 National Research and Development Conference, The South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Interaction Conference Centre, University of Natal, Durban, 26 & 27 September, hosted by The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, edited by Vevek Ram, (ISBN 0-620-20568-7)

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  • Watzenboeck, M (1996)
    Automating network management is regarded as a prerequisite for further plant automation. Artificial intelligence techniques, such as case based reasoning, topological reasoning and automated learning enable automated ...
  • Walker, AJ (1996)
    This paper presents an overview of a national project to develop a checklist to support audits and assessments of quality management systems in the field of software in terms of the compliance requirements of the ISO 9001 ...
  • Kotze, P; De Villiers, R (1996)
    The research reported in this paper aims to integrate software engineering approaches with instructional factors in the requirements, analysis, design and production phases of instructional software development. The ...
  • Viktor, HL; Cloete, I (1996)
    Computational intelligent programs are capable of discovering interesting relationships contained in "raw" data. These programs, including artificial neural networks, set covering algorithms and decision trees, have been ...
  • Venter, H (1996)
    Given a complete, formal description of the semantics of a programming language, it should be possible to generate a compiler for the language using an automated process. This is highly desirable, since it reduces the work ...
  • Velinov, Y (1996)
    The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach for the development of the Tape Machines model in the Theory of Computation which is bound more closely to the real computer world. The approach is based on a developed ...
  • Van der Walt, TJ (1996)
    Cooperation between industry, academia and government is increasingly viewed to be of key importance for economies to be globally competitive. In a world where research and technology development, and the diffusion and ...
  • Van der Merwe, A; Labuschagne, W (1996)
    In the middle 80s Smith introduced a new way of deriving fully normalized tables: His method was based on the use of an dependency list and a dependency diagram to produce fifth normal form directly. We introduce the use ...
  • Suleman, H; Hajek, M (1996)
    Mathematica has proven itself to be a suitable platform on which to develop prototype Genetic Programming applications. However, due to the sheer complexity of genetic programming calculations, non-trivial problems cannot ...
  • Smith, D (1996)
    As changes in Information Technology and organisations move into the sophisticated areas of client/server computing and open, integrated architectures, the IS professional needs to develop an increasing range of skills and ...
  • Roux, HN; De Villiers, PJA (1996)
    The implementation of protocols can be speed up by incorporating formally validated designs in documents that describe new protocols. Unfortunately, this seldom happens in practice. It is proposed that a formally validated ...
  • Renaud, K; Kotze, P (1996)
    In many applications today multiple pre-existing database systems are integrated into a single multiple database system called a multidatabase system. There are various characteristics of these systems which distinguish ...
  • Pillay, N (1996)
    Development software is one of the courses that first year students studying towards a Diploma in Financial Studies enrol for. This course contains an appreciable amount of RMCOBOL programming. Past experience is indicative ...
  • Parkinson, E; Warren, PR (1996)
    We investigate the performance of simulated annealing and tabu search, two new general problem solving heuristics, on an examination timetabling problem. These two techniques are described here and issues arising from ...
  • Morris, A (1996)
    The independent online is the Internet service of Independent Newspapers, South Africa's largest newspaper group. This paper is a case study of the events of the past year, including the lessons, successes and failures ...
  • Jankovic, B; Bajic, VB (1996)
    Parallel execution is the most powerful method of speeding up numerical analysis. However, numerical complexity increases much faster than the problem size. For this reason the computational effort required for the analysis ...
  • Harrison, MD; Duke, DJ (1996)
    This paper is concerned with the role of formal notations and methods in engineering interactive systems. It begins by briefly reviewing the role of formal methods in Human Computer Interaction.The objective of capturing ...
  • Hansen, AC; Lyne, PWL (1996)
    There is a rapidly growing awareness in the world of the need to modify the educational process at all levels of human development. In South Africa the situation is made worse by a substantial backlog in education. ...
  • Geldenhuys, J (1996)
    The exploration of states is an important element of many problems. Many problems share properties which allow the formulation of general strategies for state exploration. This article examines these strategies with reference ...
  • Ganchev, GF (1996)
    We describe the use of a toolkit designed to support the Compiler Construction course in the University of Botswana. The toolkit is based upon the principles of simplicity, modularity and flexibility. Its educational ...

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