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Author (up) Mónica Villavicencio; Alain Abran pdf  url
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  Title Facts and Perceptions Regarding Software Measurement in Education and in Practice: Preliminary Results Type Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of Software Engineering and Application Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages pp. 227-234  
  Keywords Software measurement, education, software engineering  
  Abstract How is software measurement addressed in undergraduate and graduate programs in universities? Do organizations consider that the graduating students they hire have an adequate knowledge of software measurement? To answer these and related questions, a survey was administered to participants who attended the IWSM-MENSURA 2010 conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Forty-seven of the 69 conference participants (including software development practitioners, software measurement consultants, university professors, and graduate students) took part in the survey. The results indicate that software measurement topics are: A) covered mostly at the graduate level and not at the undergraduate level, and B) not mandatory. Graduate students and professors consider that, of the measurement topics covered in university curricula, specific topics, such as measures for the requirements phase, and measurement techniques and tools, receive more attention in the academic context. A common observation of the practitioners who participated in the survey was that students hired as new employees bring limited software measurement-related knowledge to their organizations. Discussion of the findings and directions for future research are presented.  
  Address 2 CIDIS-FIEC, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Ecuador  
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Author (up) Monica Villavicencio; Alain Abran pdf  url
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  Title Educational Issues in the Teaching of Software Measurement in Software Engineering Undergraduate Programs Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication Joint Conference of the International Workshop on Software Measurement and the International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 239-244  
  Keywords measurement; software engineering; higher education  
  Abstract In mature engineering disciplines and science, mathematics and measurement are considered as important subjects to be taught in university programs. This paper discusses about these subjects in terms of their respective meanings and complementarities. It also presents a discussion regarding their maturity, relevance and innovations in their teaching in engineering programs. This paper pays special attention to the teaching of software measurement in higher education, in particular with respect to mathematics and measurement in engineering in general. The findings from this analysis will be useful for researchers and educators interested in the enhancement of educational issues related to software measurement.  
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Author (up) Morocho-Cayamcela, M.E. pdf  openurl
  Title Increasing the Segmentation Accuracy of Aerial Images with Dilated Spatial Pyramid Pooling Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis (ELCVIA) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 19 Issue Issue 2 Pages pp. 17-21  
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Author (up) Morocho-Cayamcela, M.E. & W. Lim pdf  openurl
  Title Lateral confinement of high-impedance surface-waves through reinforcement learning Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Electronics Letters Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 56 Issue 23, 12 November 2020 Pages pp. 1262-1264  
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  Abstract The authors present a model-free policy-based reinforcement learning

model that introduces perturbations on the pattern of a metasurface.

The objective is to learn a policy that changes the size of the

patches, and therefore the impedance in the sides of an artificially structured

material. The proposed iterative model assigns the highest reward

when the patch sizes allow the transmission along a constrained path

and penalties when the patch sizes make the surface wave radiate to

the sides of the metamaterial. After convergence, the proposed

model learns an optimal patch pattern that achieves lateral confinement

along the metasurface. Simulation results show that the proposed

learned-pattern can effectively guide the electromagnetic wave

through a metasurface, maintaining its instantaneous eigenstate when

the homogeneity is perturbed. Moreover, the pattern learned to

prevent reflections by changing the patch sizes adiabatically. The

reflection coefficient S1, 2 shows that most of the power gets transferred

from the source to the destination with the proposed design.
 
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Author (up) N. Onkarappa; Cristhian A. Aguilera; B. X. Vintimilla; Angel D. Sappa pdf  url
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  Title Cross-spectral Stereo Correspondence using Dense Flow Fields Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 2014 International Conference on, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 3 Issue Pages 613 - 617  
  Keywords Cross-spectral Stereo Correspondence, Dense Optical Flow, Infrared and Visible Spectrum  
  Abstract This manuscript addresses the cross-spectral stereo correspondence problem. It proposes the usage of a dense flow field based representation instead of the original cross-spectral images, which have a low correlation. In this way, working in the flow field space, classical cost functions can be used as similarity measures. Preliminary experimental results on urban environments have been obtained showing the validity of the proposed approach.  
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  Area Expedition Conference 2014 International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)  
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Author (up) Nayeth I. Solorzano Alcivar, Robert Loor, Stalyn Gonzabay Yagual, & Boris X. Vintimilla pdf  openurl
  Title Statistical Representations of a Dashboard to Monitor Educational Videogames in Natural Language Type Conference Article
  Year 2020 Publication ETLTC – ACM Chapter: International Conference on Educational Technology, Language and Technical Communication; Fukushima, Japan, 27-31 Enero 2020 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 77 Issue Pages  
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  Abstract This paper explains how Natural Language (NL) processing by computers, through smart

programs as a way of Machine Learning (ML), can represent large sets of quantitative data as written

statements. The study recognized the need to improve the implemented web platform using a

dashboard in which we collected a set of extensive data to measure assessment factors of using

children´s educational games. In this case, applying NL is a strategy to give assessments, build, and

display more precise written statements to enhance the understanding of children´s gaming behavior.

We propose the development of a new tool to assess the use of written explanations rather than a

statistical representation of feedback information for the comprehension of parents and teachers with

a lack of primary level knowledge in statistics. Applying fuzzy logic theory, we present verbatim

explanations of children´s behavior playing educational videogames as NL interpretation instead of

statistical representations. An educational series of digital game applications for mobile devices,

identified as MIDI (Spanish acronym of “Interactive Didactic Multimedia for Children”) linked to a

dashboard in the cloud, is evaluated using the dashboard metrics. MIDI games tested in local primary

schools helps to evaluate the results of using the proposed tool. The guiding results allow analyzing

the degrees of playability and usability factors obtained from the data produced when children play a

MIDI game. The results obtained are presented in a comprehensive guiding evaluation report

applying NL for parents and teachers. These guiding evaluations are useful to enhance children's

learning understanding related to the school curricula applied to ludic digital games.
 
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Author (up) Nayeth I. Solorzano, L. C. H., Leslie del R. Lima, Dennys F. Paillacho & Jonathan S. Paillacho url  openurl
  Title Visual Metrics for Educational Videogames Linked to Socially Assistive Robots in an Inclusive Education Framework Type Conference Article
  Year 2022 Publication Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. International Conference in Information Technology & Education (ICITED 21), julio 15-17 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 256 Issue Pages 119-132  
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  Abstract In gamification, the development of “visual metrics for educational

video games linked to social assistance robots in the framework of inclusive education” seeks to provide support, not only to regular children but also to children with specific psychosocial disabilities, such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, personalizing each child's experiences represents a limitation, especially for those with atypical behaviors. 'LOLY,' a social assistance robot, works together with mobile applications associated with the family of educational video game series called 'MIDI-AM,' forming a social robotic platform. This platform offers the user curricular digital content to reinforce the teaching-learning processes and motivate regular children and those with ASD. In the present study, technical, programmatic experiments and focus groups were carried out, using open-source facial recognition algorithms to monitor and evaluate the degree of user attention throughout the interaction. The objective is to evaluate the management of a social robot linked to educational video games

through established metrics, which allow monitoring the user's facial expressions

during its use and define a scenario that ensures consistency in the results for its applicability in therapies and reinforcement in the teaching process, mainly

adaptable for inclusive early childhood education.
 
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 180  
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Author (up) Ortiz J.; Londono J.; Novillo F.; Ampuno A.; Chávez M. pdf  url
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  Title Determinación de Invariantes en Grandes Centros de Datos basados en Topología Fat-Tree Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Revista Politécnica Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 35 Issue Pages pp. 91-96  
  Keywords Invariantes de red, topologías, Fat-tree, simulación, emulación  
  Abstract Durante los últimos años ha existido un fuerte incremento en el acceso a internet, causando que los centros de datos ( DC) deban adaptar dinámicamente su infraestructura de red de cara a enfrentar posibles problemas de congestión, la cual no siempre se da de forma oportuna. Ante esto, nuevas topologías de red se han propuesto en los últimos años, como una forma de brindar mejores condiciones para el manejo de tráfico interno, sin embargo es común que para el estudio de estas mejoras, se necesite recrear el comportamiento de un verdadero DC en modelos de simulación/emulación. Por lo tanto se vuelve esencial validar dichos modelos, de cara a obtener resultados coherentes con la realidad. Esta validación es posible por medio de la identificación de ciertas propiedades que se deducen a partir de las variables y los parámetros que describen la red, y que se mantienen en las topologías de los DC para diversos escenarios y/o configuraciones. Estas propiedades, conocidas como invariantes, son una expresión del funcionamiento de la red en ambientes reales, como por ejemplo la ruta más larga entre dos nodos o el número de enlaces mínimo que deben fallar antes de una pérdida de conectividad en alguno de los nodos de la red. En el presente trabajo se realiza la identificación, formulación y comprobación de dos invariantes para la topología Fat-Tree, utilizando como software emulador a mininet. Las conclusiones muestran resultados concordantes entre lo analítico y lo práctico.  
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  Publisher Escuela Politécnica Nacional Place of Publication Editor  
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Author (up) P. Ricaurte; C. Chilán; C. A. Aguilera-Carrasco; B. X. Vintimilla; Angel D. Sappa pdf  url
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  Title Performance Evaluation of Feature Point Descriptors in the Infrared Domain Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 2014 International Conference on, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1 Issue Pages 545 -550  
  Keywords Infrared Imaging, Feature Point Descriptors  
  Abstract This paper presents a comparative evaluation of classical feature point descriptors when they are used in the long-wave infrared spectral band. Robustness to changes in rotation, scaling, blur, and additive noise are evaluated using a state of the art framework. Statistical results using an outdoor image data set are presented together with a discussion about the differences with respect to the results obtained when images from the visible spectrum are considered.  
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  Area Expedition Conference 2014 International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 26  
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Author (up) Pabelco Zambrano, Fernanda Calderon, Héctor Villegas, Jonathan Paillacho, Doménica Pazmiño, Miguel Realpe pdf  doi
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  Title UAV Remote Sensing applications and current trends in crop monitoring and diagnostics: A Systematic Literature Review Type Conference Article
  Year 2023 Publication IEEE 13th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems (ICPRS) 2023, julio 4-7 Abbreviated Journal  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 214  
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