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Sales L.F.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Sales L.F.,Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission | Sayao L.F.,Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission | Da Motta D.F.,FINEP
CEUR Workshop Proceedings | Year: 2012

The nuclear energy area is a complex domain involving a large number of disciplines, concepts and relations. Despite its long tradition in organizing, processing and dissemination of information, reflected in important databases and international information systems, in recent decades this field has not evolved satisfactorily regarding the development of tools to standardize terminology and, consequently, concerning the extension of the theoretical and methodological framework for conceptual modeling. This fact creates an obstacle in the development of more sophisticated information systems. Starting from the systematization of ontic conceptual relations in the domain of the nuclear area, this paper presents a new way to conceptual modeling, anchored in the theoretical basis of information science. The proposed model, based on a classification principles, seeks to combine categorical and formal relations, to reaching the triadic model of relations for the nuclear area. Source

de Moraes L.F.D.,Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renovaveis IBAMA | Campello E.F.C.,EMBRAPA - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria | Franco A.A.,FINEP
Oecologia Australis | Year: 2010

Planning ecological restoration activities requires, first of all, a diagnostic study should address the site degradation, in order to establish the goals of the restoration project (e.g., ecosystem structure or function recovery, ecological process reestablishment). Both goals and temporal scale proposed may indicate if a project designed to recover a degraded forest site should be considered a recovery, a rehabilitation or a restoration project. Approaches may be the same for the three concepts, and one should not prevail over the two others, despite ecological restoration demands information on the ecosystem dynamics. The selection of environmental parameters as indicators of ecological restoration success should be done during the planning of activities. Choosing the most adequate restoration practices also requires information on the past land use history, which suggests distinct approaches to both distinct sites and situations. This review proposes to focus concepts and approaches which may support diagnostic studies on degraded forests, as well as the selection of the most adequate strategies for their restoration. Source

Cavalheiro G.M.D.C.,Getulio Vargas Foundation | Cavalheiro G.M.D.C.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial INPI | Joia L.A.,Getulio Vargas Foundation | Goncalves A.C.,FINEP
World Patent Information | Year: 2014

For most of its history, Brazil needed to import oil to complement its internal production to supply the internal demand. However, in 2007, the Brazilian Federal Government announced the discovery of huge hydrocarbon resources in the pre-salt layer of the country's Southeastern coast. This study examines the impact of this discovery accomplished by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) on patent applications in Brazil associated with upstream oil and gas technologies. Then, this article provides empirical evidence that the pre-salt discovery significantly affected patent strategizing of Multi-Nationals Companies (MNCs) operating in the upstream oil and gas industry, thereby generating a boom in patent filings in Brazil from the official pre-salt announcement onwards. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source

de Souza Cunha F.A.F.,FINEP | Samanez C.P.,Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Producao | Year: 2014

We studied the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the Brazilian Mercantile, Futures and Stock Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA), with the main objective of analyzing the performance of sustainable investments in the Brazilian stock market during the period from December 2005 to December 2010. We mainly used the following measures: Sharpe, Treynor, Jensen, Sortino, Modigliani and Modigliani, and Omega. Our results show that although sustainable investments exhibited some interesting characteristics, such as low diversifiable risk and increasing liquidity, they did not achieve satisfactory financial performance in the analysis period. As the adoption of criteria that demand high performance of companies in relation to sustainability issues becomes mandatory, the value of these investments will tend to increase. Source

Dos Santos Pacheco R.C.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | Salm Junior J.F.,Santa Catarina State University | Schneider V.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | Koller K.,Santa Catarina State University | And 2 more authors.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2013

This work points out different aspects of a methodology that is concerned with how hypermedia content can be shared in real time through ubiquitous network and in systems context-awareness, mediated by knowledge engineering. The software components that are shared within these environments all share non-functional requirements of high reliability, availability and security. Addition to techniques of knowledge engineering and ontology engineering, these non-functional requirements need to be addressed also by the methodology. Furthermore, that type of service application also should address other modeling aspects that are related to inter-organizational aspects like culture, power and relationship. These methodological aspects are described also in this work. The benefits of applying this approach is the added value for those who need to model not just the ubiquitous software application but also the knowledge engineering aspects that allow the Hypermedia content in to be share in an ubiquitous network. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

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