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Volume 20, Issue 4 - Dec 2007
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Performance Evaluation of a Bandwidth Allocation Algorithm of E-PON
Joo, Un-Gi ; Kwon, Yool ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 427~437
As increasing the Internet traffic, many researches on access network are reported for end-to-end highspeed broadband network, where E-PON (Ethernet-Passive Optical Network) is one of reasonable candidates for the network with respect to cost and bandwidth utilization. For the high-speed access network, E-PON needs an efficient bandwidth allocation method. This paper describes a WFBA (Water-Filling Bandwidth Allocation) algorithm for the efficient bandwidth allocation with various simulation test. Based upon the simulation test, we suggest several ways to improve performance of E-PON.
The Simulation Design and Analysis Method of Integrated Logistics System using an Aspect Oriented Approach
Kim, Tae-Ho ; Um, In-Sup ; Lee, Hong-Chul ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 438~447
This paper presents an aspect-oriented approach to simulation design and analysis in system design phase for integrated logistics system simulation. The integrated logistics system composed of AS/RS (Automated Storages and Retrieval System), AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicle System), STVs (Sorting Transfer Vehicle System) and Conveyor System is designed by using the aspect-oriented approach and UML (Unified Modeling Language). The multi-factorial design of experiments and regression analysis are used for design parameters of the system and Evolution Strategies is used to verify each parameter. Aspect-oriented approach for the integrated logistics system simulation shows the advantages of code reusability, extendible, modulation, easy improvement and a better design technique.
SVM based Bankruptcy Prediction Model for Small & Micro Businesses Using Credit Card Sales Information
Yoon, Jong-Sik ; Kwon, Young-Sik ; Roh, Tae-Hyup ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 448~457
The small & micro business has the characteristics of both consumer credit risk and business credit risk. In predicting the bankruptcy for small-micro businesses, the problem is that in most cases, the financial data for evaluating business credit risks of small & micro businesses are not available. To alleviate such problem, we propose a bankruptcy prediction mechanism using the credit card sales information available, because most small businesses are member store of some credit card issuers, which is the main purpose of this study. In order to perform this study, we derive some variables and analyze the relationship between good and bad signs. We employ the new statistical learning technique, support vector machines (SVM) as a classifier. We use grid search technique to find out better parameter for SVM. The experimental result shows that credit card sales information could be a good substitute for the financial data for evaluating business credit risk in predicting the bankruptcy for small-micro businesses. In addition, we also find out that SVM performs best, when compared with other classifiers such as neural networks, CART, C5.0 multivariate discriminant analysis (MDA), and logistic regression.
Introduction to a Novel Optimization Method : Artificial Immune Systems
Yang, Byung-Hak ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 458~468
Artificial immune systems (AIS) are one of natural computing inspired by the natural immune system. The fault detection, the pattern recognition, the system control and the optimization are major application area of artificial immune systems. This paper gives a concept of artificial immune systems and useful techniques as like the clonal selection, the immune network theory and the negative selection. A concise survey on the optimization problem based on artificial immune systems is generated. The overall performance of artificial immune systems for the optimization problem is discussed.
Determining Values of Design Parameters for a Rail Transportation Terminal in a Container Port
Jeong, Bong-Joo ; Lee, Byung-Kwon ; Kim, Kap-Hwan ; Seo, Jung-Hun ; Park, Soon-Oh ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 469~478
Rail transportation terminals play an important role in inland transportation systems, because the operation productivity in the terminals significantly influences the efficiency of the whole transportation systems. This paper addresses a design method of a real rail terminal that satisfies a pre-specified throughput capacity. In order to construct high performance rail terminal, it is shown how design parameters can be estimated systematically. Examples of the design parameters are the number of transshipment tracks, the number of rail cranes, and the number of internal trucks. These design parameters are estimated by using simple equations and the validity of the values of these parameters are tested by using simulation. Furthermore, some iterative correction procedure, which uses the simulation technique and the equations alternately, are proposed.
A Study on the Development of Total Customer Satisfaction Coefficient based on Kano Model
Shin, Ah-Reum ; Ree, Sang-Bok ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 479~487
Many Papers of Customer Satisfaction are issued. Kano who have proposed 'Quality Dualism' for grasping of Customers' potential needs and Timko who have proposed 'Customer Satisfaction Coefficient' that made up for the weak points of Kano's model. The Measure of Timko which have weak points as well that does not consider the indifferent quality of the Kano's model. In this paper, we propose 'Total Customer Satisfaction Coefficient' that made up for the weak points of Timko's Customer Satisfaction Coefficient also Kano's Quality Dualism. And we have applied suggested method to department store.
Development of process-centric clinical decision support system
Min, Yeong-Bin ; Kim, Dong-Soo ; Kang, Suk-Ho ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 488~497
In order to provide appropriate decision supports in medical domain, it is required that clinical knowledge should be implemented in a computable form and integrated with hospital information systems. Healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting tools that provide decision support functions to improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors. This paper proposes a process centric clinical decision support system based on medical knowledge. The proposed system consists of three major parts - CPG (Clinical Practice Guideline) repository, service pool, and decision support module. The decision support module interprets knowledge base generated by the CPG and service part and then generates a personalized and patient centered clinical process satisfying specific requirements of an individual patient during the entire treatment in hospitals. The proposed system helps health professionals to select appropriate clinical procedures according to the circumstances of each patient resulting in improving the quality of care and reducing medical errors.
Analytical Models for the Optimal Number and the Optimal Operation of Yard Trucks in Container Terminal
Kim, Ki-Young ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 498~503
The synchronized operation of a quay crane(QC) and a transfer crane(TC) increases the productivity of a container terminal. In this paper, analytical models are suggested for the optimal number and the optimal operation of the yard trucks (YTs) which travel between a quay crane and a transfer crane in a container terminal. YT may represent yard tractor, AGV and shuttle carrier. The analytical models are so simple and useful that the analysis and the results of this paper can be used not only in container terminal practices but also in many other application fields.
Multi-Objective Micro-Genetic Algorithm for Multicast Routing
Jun, Sung-Hwa ; Han, Chi-Geun ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 504~514
The multicast routing problem lies in the composition of a multicast routing tree including a source node and multiple destinations. There is a trade-off relationship between cost and delay, and the multicast routing problem of optimizing these two conditions at the same time is a difficult problem to solve and it belongs to a multi-objective optimization problem (MOOP). A multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) is efficient to solve MOOP. A micro-genetic algorithm(
) is a genetic algorithm with a very small population and a reinitialization process, and it is faster than a simple genetic algorithm (SGA). We propose a multi-objective micro-genetic algorithm (MO
) that combines a MOGA and a
to find optimal solutions (Pareto optimal solutions) of multicast routing problems. Computational results of a MO
show fast convergence and give better solutions for the same amount of computation than a MOGA.
Simulator for restrict adjustment of mail sorting centers: A case study
Cha, Byung-Chul ; Kim, Wan-Seok ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 515~524
This paper introduces the methodology for restrict adjustment of 25 mail sorting centers including 3 new mail sorting centers to balance their work loads and minimize their operating costs. We calculated the capacity of mail sorting centers considering mail types and analyzed the collection/delivery mail volume of 214 post offices to measure the work loads of mail sorting centers. We also developed the mathematical model and genetic algorithm to find the optimal solution for this problem.
Vehicle Scheduling for Inland Container Transportation
Lee, Hee-Jin ; Lee, Jeong-Hun ; Moon, Il-Kyeong ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 525~538
The importance of efficient container transportation becomes more significant each year due to the constant growth of the global marketplace, and studies focusing on shipping efficiency are becoming increasingly important. In this paper, we propose an approach for vehicle scheduling that decreases the number of vehicles required for freight commerce by analyzing and scheduling optimal routes. Container transportation can be classified into round and single-trip transportation, and each vehicle can be linked in a specific order based on the vehicle state after completing an order. We develop a mathematical model to determine the required number of vehicles with optimal routing, and a heuristic algorithm to perform vehicle scheduling for many orders in a significantly shorter duration. Finally, we tested some numerical examples and compared the developed model and the heuristic algorithm. We also developed a decision support system that can schedule vehicles based on the heuristic algorithm.
A User Satisfaction Based Touch Button Design
Kim, Jin ; Choi, Kwang-Soo ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 539~546
This study has been conducted on touch screen interface design for mobile devices. It was intended to measure user’s satisfaction on one-handed thumb input mobile devices. Recent studies proposed the optimal touch button size, but it is inappropriate for mobile devices. Therefore, this study was focused on four touch key factors-width, height, the horizontal and vertical distance between touch keys-as independent variables. The ANOVA results showed that the user satisfaction of four touch key factors was significantly affected by the thumb input. It also apparent that the interactions between four factors were significant. As a result, the horizontal and vertical distance as well as the width and height affected the satisfaction of users. In addition, this study suggested satisfaction models which represent the top 30%, 50%, 70% of user satisfaction measurement. The results of this study could be used to design touch keys that are able to enhance the usability on touch screen based mobile devices.
Design for Real-Time Postal Logistics Operational System
Lee, Ki-Baek ; Kim, Wan-Seok ; Park, Jong-Heong ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 547~559
In this paper, we design Real-Time Postal Logistics Operational Model and System as a to-be system. Current postal logistics information system, named PostNet, is a basic infra system designed for an end-to-end IT-driven process, from mail acceptance to delivery, linked with internal and external systems. Recent competing circumstances drive demand for more intelligent information system. So we design real-time postal logistics operational system focused on site operations. we analyze postal logistics operation and interview field workers and establish real-time postal logistics operational model to solve operational issues. Finally we suggest system specifications.
A Study on development of the framework and prototype for user interface using Avatar
Mun, Jae-Seung ; Choi, Jong-Kyu ; Ji, Yong-Gu ;
IE interfaces, volume 20, issue 4, 2007, Pages 560~567
The opening of ubiquitous computing era prompted rapid increase in information transfer between human and computer. Such changes in computing environment requires new computing interface. In this paper, we develop a user interface prototype and framework using Avatar in Ubiquitous computing environment, which can support an active communication between human and computer based on context information. To develop the new interface, its conceptual framework with specific context information is designed in advance. In addition, this study suggests the future goal of user interface using Avatar by suggesting the requirements of constructed prototype.