New Contributions in Information Systems and Technologies: by Alvaro Rocha, Ana Maria Correia, Sandra Costanzo, Luis Paulo

By Alvaro Rocha, Ana Maria Correia, Sandra Costanzo, Luis Paulo Reis

This ebook features a choice of articles from The 2015 global convention on info platforms and applied sciences (WorldCIST'15), held among the first and third of April in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, a world discussion board for researchers and practitioners to provide and speak about contemporary effects and recommendations, present tendencies, specialist studies and demanding situations of recent info platforms and applied sciences examine, technological improvement and applications.

The major subject matters lined are: details and data administration; Organizational versions and data platforms; clever and selection help platforms; colossal facts Analytics and functions; software program platforms, Architectures, functions and instruments; Multimedia platforms and functions; computing device Networks, Mobility and Pervasive platforms; Human-Computer interplay; health and wellbeing Informatics; info applied sciences in schooling; details applied sciences in Radio communications.

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The systems were fed with a set of questions and were asked to return one or more exact answers per question –where exact means that neither more nor less than the information required is returned. The answer needed to be supported by the identification of the document in which the exact answer was found, and depending on the year, also by portion(s) of text, which provided enough contexts to support the correctness of the exact answer. Table 2 summarizes all the novelties that have been introduced in the main task over the years of QA campaigns.

2 and use a single resource constrained in its total availability to 8 units. Also, each activity accepts a range of resource requirements as presented in Tab. 1. Table 1. Minimum and maximum resource demands in an example project with seven activities activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 minimum 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 maximum 7 5 4 4 3 5 3 An implicit rule is that all the activity demands should be lower or equal to the resource total availability. In such resource quantity constrained projects, some activities may have to compete for some resource amount with another when they execute concurrently because the total demand accumulates.

It can be improved by using a pivotal vertex and its effectiveness relates to the strategy of electing such vertex. The research in ongoing [8] and for some cases, such as sparse graphs, there are algorithms executing in polynomial time [3]. The presented process for determining concurrent activities, as permissible by the precedence relations, was devised in order to provide a tool to construct additional experiments on a previous study on minimization of total cost in projects with multimodal activities and multiple resources constrained in maximum availability [5].

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