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"We've recognized the LMS requirements of organizations exactly like DEED," said Brian Kleeman, VP and CTO of ICS. "Which is why we set out to develop a next-generation system for providing our customers with a powerful, mobile-responsive application that facilitates all aspects of a successful integrated learning program." A major concern for DEED was the migration process for transitioning their existing data and courses out of their current system and into Asentia. ICS's expert implementation team used their LMS switch-kit tools to successfully execute DEED's transition in less than 30 days with virtually no system down-time. "Not only did we assist DEED with a seamless upgrade to an advanced, state-of-the-art system, we allowed them to realize a substantial cost savings," said Ed Gipple, President ICS. "They are thrilled with the service provided by our support team and we are excited to continue facilitating their LMS growth with our partnership." About Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) DEED ensures quality standards-based instruction to improve academic achievement for all students. Their core services include public school funding, fiscal accountability – compliance and oversight, school effectiveness programs, and active partnerships. For more information about DEED: About ICS Learning Group ICS Learning Group, established in 1998, is a leading provider of custom training solutions and the Asentia LMS platform. With expertise in instructional design, multi-media development, and instructional technology, ICS develops training solutions for both corporate and government organizations. For more information about ICS Learning Group and Asentia, visit or To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Haylen B.T.,University of New South Wales | Haylen B.T.,ICS Group | De Ridder D.,University Hospital | De Ridder D.,ICS Group | And 14 more authors.
Neurourology and Urodynamics | Year: 2010

Introduction: Next to existing terminology of the lower urinary tract, due to its increasing complexity, the terminology for pelvic floor dysfunction in women may be better updated by a female-specific approach and clinically based consensus report. Methods: This report combines the input of members of the Standardization and Terminology Committees of two international organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted at intervals by many external referees. Appropriate core clinical categories and a subclassification were developed to give an alphanumeric coding to each definition. An extensive process of 15 rounds of internal and external review was developed to exhaustively examine each definition, with decision-making by collective opinion (consensus). Results: A terminology report for female pelvic floor dysfunction, encompassing over 250 separate definitions, has been developed. It is clinically based with the six most common diagnoses defined. Clarity and user-friendliness have been key aims to make it interpretable by practitioners and trainees in all the different specialty groups involved in female pelvic floor dysfunction. Femalespecific imaging (ultrasound, radiology, and MRI) has been a major addition while appropriate figures have been included to supplement and help clarify the text. Ongoing review is not only anticipated but will be required to keep the document updated and as widely acceptable as possible. Conclusion: A consensus-based terminology report for female pelvic floor dysfunction has been produced aimed at being a significant aid to clinical practice and a stimulus for research. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Bernhaupt R.,ICS Group | Manciet F.,ICS Group | Pirker M.,Ruwido UX Research Neumarkt
Proceedings of ATACCS 2015 - 5th International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems | Year: 2015

If automation in a system is accepted by users is depending on the perceived usefulness and ease of use of the system. How and if user experience has an effect on acceptance is less explored. Goal of this research was to investigate how user experience is changing when a system is automating articulatory tasks. To investigate this relationship we used a case study from the field of interactive television (TV), automating the task of transferring a movie from the TV to the tablet or providing automatically information on the tablet for the movie running on the TV. The automation was indicated for all the tasks by simply bringing a remote control close to the device. Results show that automation in articulatory tasks has a direct positive influence on the overall user experience (UX) and thus is a candidate to further enhance automation acceptance models.© 2015 ACM.

Anguera I.,ICS Group | Sabate X.,ICS Group | Sugranes G.,ICS Group | Cequier A.,ICS Group
PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology | Year: 2012

A 48-year-old man was admitted after an episode of aborted sudden death with external defibrillation. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator implanted 2 years before for secondary prevention failed to sense properly an episode of ventricular fibrillation. Interrogation of the device showed large oscillatory changes of the amplitude of the local electrogram during ventricular fibrillation, causing undersensing and inappropriate refraining from shock therapy. (PACE 2012; 35:e284-e286) ©2011, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Navarro J.,ICS Group | Marijuan P.C.,ICS Group
TripleC | Year: 2011

Any living cell parasitizing a host organism is immersed into a molecular environment of unfathomable complexity. For the advancement of its life cycle in such "hostile" a territory, the cell has to carefully sense its environment, "see" the ongoing physiological processes taking place, and guide subsequently its own network of self-construction processes, pathological responses included. We will discuss how this informational matching occurs in the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and how transcriptional programs within the global transcriptional regulatory network are deployed in response to specific signals from the environment and from within the cell itself. In the era of the bioinformatic revolution and of systems biology, it is perhaps surprising that the functional interconnection between the transcription network and the signaling system is far from clarified yet. In the extent to which the living cell can be considered as one of the central paradigms of the nascent information science, this discussion also becomes one about the essential cluster of concepts which should potentially apply to the analysis of other information-based entities.

Drouet D.,ICS Group | Bernhaupt R.,Ruwido
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016

Evaluating user experience (UX) is a complicated endeavour due to the multitude of existing factors, dimensions and concepts that all contribute to UX. We report lessons learned from conducting a user study that was adapted to not only evaluate usability but also several aspects of the user experience. In this study we evaluated some of the most important factors of user experience including aesthetics, emotions, meaning and value as well as naturalness. Based on these experiences we propose a set of possible improvements to enhance existing user study approaches. These improvements aim at incorporating a variety of methods to support the various aspects of user experience including all experiences before, during and after interaction with a product. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2016.

Kleshchanok D.,University Utrecht | Holmqvist P.,ICS Group | Meijer J.-M.,University Utrecht | Lekkerkerker H.N.W.,University Utrecht
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2012

Here, we present the first observation of a smectic B (Sm B) phase in a system of charged colloidal gibbsite platelets suspended in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). The use of DMSO, a polar aprotic solvent, leads to a long range of the electrostatic Coulomb repulsion between platelets. We believe this to be responsible for the formation of the layered liquid crystalline phase consisting of hexagonally ordered particles, that is, the Sm B phase. We support our finding by high-resolution X-ray scattering experiments, which additionally indicate a high degree of ordering in the Sm B phase. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

ICS Group | Date: 2012-09-13

A liquid heating system and heat exchangers therefore are disclosed. Each heat exchanger comprises a right heating chamber having a right input port and a right output port, and a left heating chamber having a left input port and a left output port. A heating circuit is configured such that circulating heated supply fluid through the heating circuit heats target liquid present in the heating chambers. The system includes a plurality of heat exchangers including a first, a final, and a plurality of middle heat exchangers. The right and left heating chambers are connected such that target liquid flows into the right input port of the right chamber of the first heat exchanger and through each right chamber to the left chamber of the final heat exchanger, and then through each left chamber and through the left output port of the first heat exchanger to a hot liquid discharge.

PubMed | Standardization and Terminology Committees IUGA & ICS. and ICS Group
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Neurourology and urodynamics | Year: 2016

The terminology for female pelvic floor prolapse (POP) should be defined and organized in a clinically-based consensus Report.This Report combines the input of members of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted at intervals by external referees. Appropriate core clinical categories and a sub-classification were developed to give a coding to definitions. An extensive process of fourteen rounds of internal and external review was involved to exhaustively examine each definition, with decision-making by collective opinion (consensus).A Terminology Report for female POP, encompassing over 230 separate definitions, has been developed. It is clinically-based with the most common diagnoses defined. Clarity and user-friendliness have been key aims to make it interpretable by practitioners and trainees in all the different specialty groups involved in female pelvic floor dysfunction and POP. Female-specific imaging (ultrasound, radiology and MRI) and conservative and surgical managements are major additions and appropriate figures have been included to supplement and clarify the text. Emerging concepts and measurements, in use in the literature and offering further research potential, but requiring further validation, have been included as an appendix. Interval (5-10 year) review is anticipated to keep the document updated and as widely acceptable as possible.A consensus-based Terminology Report for female POP has been produced to aid clinical practice and research.

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