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Author Carlos Monsalve; Alain April; Alain Abran pdf  url
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  Title BPM and requirements elicitation at multiple levels of abstraction: A review Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication IADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2011 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 237-242  
  Keywords (up) Business process modeling, levels of abstraction, requirements elicitation, requirements modeling, review  
  Abstract Business process models can be useful for requirements elicitation, among other things. Software development depends on the quality of the requirements elicitation activities, and so adequately modeling business processes (BPs) is critical. A key factor in achieving this is the active participation of all the stakeholders in the development of a shared vision of BPs.

Unfortunately, organizations often find themselves left with inconsistent BPs that do not cover all the stakeholders’ needs

and constraints. However, consolidation of the various stakeholder requirements may be facilitated through the use of multiple levels of abstraction (MLA). This article contributes to the research into MLA use in business process modeling (BPM) for software requirements by reviewing the theoretical foundations of MLA and their use in various BP-oriented approaches.
 
  Address CIDIS-FIEC, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) Km. 30.5 vía Perimetral,  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 15  
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Author Wilton Agila; Victor M. Huilcapi pdf  url
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  Title Lógica borrosa para la estimación de estados críticos de una pila de combustible PEM Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication Reconocimientos de Patrones, Control Inteligente y Comunicaciones (MACH 2014) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 5 Issue Pages  
  Keywords (up) Caracterización de pilas de combustible PEM, estado de inundación y deshidratación de la membrana polimérica, árbol de decisión borroso, control, lógica difusa  
  Abstract La determinación en tiempo real de los estados críticos de operación de la pila de combustible de membrana intercambio protónico (siglas en ingles, PEM) es uno de los principales retos para los sistemas de control de pilas de combustible PEM. En este trabajo, se presenta el desarrollo e implementación de un método no invasivo de bajo coste basado en técnicas de decisión borrosa que permite estimar los estados críticos de operación de la pila de combustible PEM. La estimación se realiza mediante perturbaciones al estado de operación de la pila y el análisis posterior de la evolución temporal del voltaje generado por la pila. La implementación de esta técnica de estimulación-percepción de estado de la pila de combustible para la detección de estados críticos constituye una novedad y un paso hacia el control autónomo en óptimas condiciones de la operación de las pilas de combustible PEM.  
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  Publisher Universidad de Cuenca Place of Publication Editor  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 31  
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Author Ricaurte P; Chilán C; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Boris X. Vintimilla; Angel D. Sappa pdf  url
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  Title Feature Point Descriptors: Infrared and Visible Spectra Type Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Sensors Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 14 Issue Pages pp. 3690-3701  
  Keywords (up) cross-spectral imaging; feature point descriptors  
  Abstract This manuscript evaluates the behavior of classical feature point descriptors when they are used in images from long-wave infrared spectral band and compare them with the results obtained in the visible spectrum. Robustness to changes in rotation, scaling, blur, and additive noise are analyzed using a state of the art framework. Experimental results using a cross-spectral outdoor image data set are presented and conclusions from these experiments are given.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 28  
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Author 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 (up) 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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  Publisher IEEE Place of Publication Editor  
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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 27  
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Author A. Amato; F. Lumbreras; Angel D. Sappa pdf  url
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  Title A general-purpose crowdsourcing platform for mobile devices 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 211-215  
  Keywords (up) Crowdsourcing Platform, Mobile Crowdsourcing  
  Abstract This paper presents details of a general purpose micro-taskon-demand platform based on the crowdsourcing philosophy. This platformwas specifically developed for mobile devices in order to exploit the strengths of such devices; namely: i) massivity, ii) ubiquityand iii) embedded sensors.The combined use of mobile platforms and the crowdsourcing model allows to tackle from the simplest to the most complex tasks.Users experience is the highlighted feature of this platform (this fact is extended to both task-proposer and task- solver).Proper tools according with a specific task are provided to a task-solver in order to perform his/her job in a simpler, faster and appealing way.Moreover, a task can be easily submitted by just selecting predefined templates, which cover a wide range of possible applications.Examples of its usage in computer vision and computer games are provided illustrating the potentiality of the platform.  
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  Publisher IEEE Place of Publication Lisbon, Portugal Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 2014 International Conference on  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 25  
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Author Patricia L. Suárez, Angel D. Sappa, Boris X. Vintimilla pdf  openurl
  Title Cycle generative adversarial network: towards a low-cost vegetation index estimation Type Conference Article
  Year 2021 Publication IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2021) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 2021-September Issue Pages 2783-2787  
  Keywords (up) CyclicGAN, NDVI, near infrared spectra, instance normalization.  
  Abstract This paper presents a novel unsupervised approach to estimate the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI).The NDVI is obtained as the ratio between information from the visible and near infrared spectral bands; in the current work, the NDVI is estimated just from an image of the visible spectrum through a Cyclic Generative Adversarial Network (CyclicGAN). This unsupervised architecture learns to estimate the NDVI index by means of an image translation between the red channel of a given RGB image and the NDVI unpaired index’s image. The translation is obtained by means of a ResNET architecture and a multiple loss function. Experimental results obtained with this unsupervised scheme show the validity of the implemented model. Additionally, comparisons with the state of the art approaches are provided showing improvements with the proposed approach.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 164  
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Author Miguel A. Murillo, Julio E. Alvia, & Miguel Realpe url  openurl
  Title Beyond visual and radio line of sight UAVs monitoring system through open software in a simulated environment. Type Conference Article
  Year 2021 Publication The 2nd International Conference on Applied Technologies (ICAT 2020), diciembre 2-4. Communications in Computer and Information Science Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1388 Issue Pages 629-642  
  Keywords (up) Drone, Open Source, Internet, Web Application, Web Server, SITL, Line of sight, UAV.  
  Abstract The problem of loss of line of sight when operating drones has be-come a reality with adverse effects for professional and amateur drone opera-tors, since it brings technical problems such as loss of data collected by the de-vice in one or more instants of time during the flight and even misunderstand-ings of legal nature when the drone flies over prohibited or private places. This paper describes the implementation of a drone monitoring system using the In-ternet as a long-range communication network in order to avoid the problem of loss of communication between the ground station and the device. For this, a simulated environment is used through an appropriate open software tool. The operation of the system is based on a client that makes requests to a server, the latter in turn communicates with several servers, each of which has a drone connected to it. In the proposed system when a drone is ready to start a flight, its server informs the main server of the system, which in turn gives feedback to the client informing it that the device is ready to carry out the flight; this way customers can send a mission to the device and keep track of its progress in real time on the screen of their web application.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 186  
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Author Dennis G. Romero; A. Frizera; Angel D. Sappa; Boris X. Vintimilla; T.F. Bastos pdf  url
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  Title A predictive model for human activity recognition by observing actions and context Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication ACIVS 2015 (Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems), International Conference on, Catania, Italy, 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 323 - 333  
  Keywords (up) Edge width, Image blu,r Defocus map, Edge model  
  Abstract This paper presents a novel model to estimate human activities – a human activity is defined by a set of human actions. The proposed approach is based on the usage of Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) and Bayesian inference through the continuous monitoring of human actions and its surrounding environment. In the current work human activities are inferred considering not only visual analysis but also additional resources; external sources of information, such as context information, are incorporated to contribute to the activity estimation. The novelty of the proposed approach lies in the way the information is encoded, so that it can be later associated according to a predefined semantic structure. Hence, a pattern representing a given activity can be defined by a set of actions, plus contextual information or other kind of information that could be relevant to describe the activity. Experimental results with real data are provided showing the validity of the proposed approach.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 43  
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Author Dennys Paillacho; F. Novillo; W. Agila.; V. Huilcapi pdf  url
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  Title Impacto de las redes de comunicaciones en los Sistemas Robóticos de Control Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Revista Politécnica Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 35 Issue Pages pp. 97-102  
  Keywords (up) Ethernet, CAN, Swichted Ethernet, Sistemas de control en red, Ciclo de comunicación, Control de ajuste de trayectoria  
  Abstract El análisis de incidencia que tienen las redes de comunicaciones sobre el comportamiento de los sistemas robóticos de control en red muestra grandes dificultades cuando se quieren hacer evaluaciones de tipo analítico. Por tal razón, en este trabajo un análisis que utiliza una aproximación basada en simulación es propuesto, de manera que el comportamiento temporal y espacial de un sistema robótico de control en red pueda ser evaluado. Para tal efecto, se propone un entorno de validación mediante el cual una red de comunicaciones permita distribuir mensajes de control entre el controlador principal y los controladores remotos ubicados en cada articulación angular del robot manipulador planar. Las interacciones entre los componentes del sistema han sido modeladas mediante un sistema de capas. Dicho modelo es llevado a un entorno de simulación con la finalidad de analizar el impacto de distintos parámetros de comunicaciones (i.e. tipo de red, tasa de datos y tamaño de datos) sobre el ciclo de comunicación y el error de seguimiento de trayectoria en un sistema robótico.  
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  Publisher Escuela Politécnica Nacional Place of Publication Editor  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 33  
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Author Miguel Realpe; Boris X. Vintimilla; Ljubo Vlacic pdf  openurl
  Title Multi-sensor Fusion Module in a Fault Tolerant Perception System for Autonomous Vehicles Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Journal of Automation and Control Engineering (JOACE) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 4 Issue Pages pp. 430-436  
  Keywords (up) Fault Tolerance, Data Fusion, Multi-sensor Fusion, Autonomous Vehicles, Perception System  
  Abstract Driverless vehicles are currently being tested on public roads in order to examine their ability to perform in a safe and reliable way in real world situations. However, the long-term reliable operation of a vehicle’s diverse sensors and the effects of potential sensor faults in the vehicle system have not been tested yet. This paper is proposing a sensor fusion architecture that minimizes the influence of a sensor fault. Experimental results are presented simulating faults by introducing displacements in the sensor information from the KITTI dataset.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 51  
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