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Hajri I.,University of Luxembourg | Goknil A.,University of Luxembourg | Briand L.C.,University of Luxembourg | Stephany T.,IEE Inc
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2017

Context and motivation: Product Line Engineering (PLE) is increasingly common practice in industry to develop complex systems for multiple customers with varying needs. In many business contexts, use cases are central development artifacts for requirements engineering and system testing. In such contexts, use case configurators can play a significant role to capture variable and common requirements in Product Line (PL) use case models and to generate Product Specific (PS) use case models for each new customer in a product family. Question/Problem: Although considerable research has been devoted to use case configurators, little attention has been paid to supporting the incremental reconfiguration of use case models with evolving configuration decisions. Principal ideas/results: We propose, apply, and assess an incremental reconfiguration approach to support evolving configuration decisions in PL use case models. PS use case models are incrementally reconfigured by focusing only on the changed decisions and their side effects. In our prior work, we proposed and applied Product line Use case modeling Method (PUM) to support variability modeling in PL use case diagrams and specifications. We also developed a use case configurator, PUMConf, which interactively collects configuration decisions from analysts to generate PS use case models from PL models. Our approach is built on top of PUM and PUMConf. Contributions: We provide fully automated tool support for incremental configuration as an extension of PUMConf. Our approach has been evaluated in an industrial case study in the automotive domain, which provided evidence it is practical and beneficial. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Professor Björn Ottersten, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg, has been awarded an Advanced Grant (AdG), the most prestigious award offered by the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Ottersten will receive 2.5 million Euros in funding over the next five years. He will use the grant to develop a novel overarching technical framework that could be used to simplify the design and operation of complex systems in different areas such as automotive radar, caching, and wireless networks. This is the second ERC Advanced Grant to be awarded to Luxembourg-based researchers, with both recipients at SnT. Many automated systems, such as parking assist systems in cars, process data acquired from sensors and make decisions autonomously based on machine learning, a sub-field of artificial intelligence. However, such systems can be enhanced using mathematical models. For example, in parking assist systems, a mathematical model provides methods for focussing the scan area around the vehicle to obtain reliable data about the scene. The intelligent algorithms will then better recognise from the sensor data that there is, for example, a bin and a person nearby. The model will automatically focus attention on the person as the critical element. Currently, such models are developed on a case-by-case basis - a time-consuming process. But Ottersten's research will provide a framework to streamline their development. Hence, AGNOSTIC, the name of his research project, stands for Actively Enhanced Cognition based Framework for Design of Complex Systems. Ideas about a general system have been floating around for a few years, but there is no comprehensive framework to date. Creating a system that will be applicable to many different areas will allow developers to leverage the framework to design efficient systems in different domains. To build this grand structure, SnT will bolster its in-house expertise by hiring additional experts and working closely with a research partner, KTH in Stockholm. The groundwork has already started, with SnT scientists conducting basic studies and testing theories on a smaller scale in their research lab together with SnT research partners SES and IEE. AGNOSTIC will kick into high gear in October 2017, when a team of about ten experts has been put together. ERC Advanced Grants are awarded to active researchers who need long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk research project. These grants are very competitive, as only less than ten percent of applications are approved. Professor Björn Ottersten is honoured to receive funding for his research endeavours: "Thanks to the strong support of the FNR and our research partners SES and IEE, I was able to quickly assemble a world-class research team in Signal Processing when I arrived in Luxembourg. The size and duration of the ERC AdG allows us to address some fundamental challenges in cognitive systems but also target some specific application areas, work that we often carry out with our partners." This is Ottersten's second ERC AdG. He was awarded his first grant in 2008 while conducting research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden when the ERC had just been created. Prof Ludwig Neyses, Acting President and Vice-president for Research at the University of Luxembourg, is thrilled about this milestone in Luxembourgish research: "This award demonstrates the trailblazing research our experts are conducting here at the University of Luxembourg. This second ERC grant for the SnT once more demonstrates the exceptional international reputation that our Interdisciplinary Centre has earned in only few years." After the physicists and material scientists Prof Jan Lagerwall, Prof Alexandre Tkatchenko, and Dr Massimiliano Esposito, the engineering scientist Prof. Stéphane Bordas, and the IT scientist Lionel Briand, Björn Ottersten is already the sixth scientist from the University of Luxembourg to be awarded an ERC Grant. Additionally, the ERC grant holder Josip Glaurdi? joined the University of Luxembourg as an Associate Professor of Political Science in April 2017.


— People Counting System Market is growing rapidly over 16% of CAGR and is expected to reach at USD ~1,300 million by the end of forecast period Market Highlights People counting systems are devices that are used to count the number of people traveling a certain entrance or passage. In retail stores, they are usually deployed to calculate conversion rate and marketing effectiveness and are used in staff planning. The people counting system has implementation both in 2D and 3D technology. The 3D technology drivers are accurately distinguish between people, objects and the background of the space, identify the direction of travel (entering or exiting) and handle high volume traffic and identify and measure groups (for example families shopping together). Key Players • ShopperTrak (U.S.) • RetailNext, Inc. (U.S.) • Axis Communication AB (Sweden) • HELLA Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH (Germany) • InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd. (U.K.) • Point Grey Research, Inc. (Canada) • IEE S.A. (Luxembourg) • IRIS-GmbH (Germany) • Eurotech S.p.A. (Italy) • Axiomatic Technology Limited (U.K.) • Countwise LLC (U.S.) Market Research Analysis: Market Research Future Analysis shows that new adoptions of wireless technology and video based technology are driving the people counting system market. It has been observed that growing retail stores and its complexity is showing the significant growth of people counting system market. The major benefits of people counting system market are help better dispose and display merchandise, obtain figures on service efficiency at the cash registers. Regional Analysis People Counting System Market is studied in different geographic regions as Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World. The study reveals that Asia Pacific region would evolve as a leader in people counting system market. The study indicates large investments in healthy economic growth, changing demographic profile, increasing disposable incomes, growing urbanization, and changing consumer tastes and preferences are some of the driving factors for the growth of the retail stores, resulting in increased demand for people counter systems. Moreover, the government support to increase the presence of foreign retailers in India also helps to increase the number of retail stores in Asia-Pacific. Taste the market data and market information presented through more than 30 market data tables and figures spread over 100 numbers of pages of the project report. Avail the in-depth table of content TOC & market synopsis on “The People Counting System Market Research Report -Forecast to 2022”. Segmentation: By Position -Overhead Beam, Horizontal Beam By Type-Bidirectional, Unidirectional By Technology -Wired, Wireless By Application -Transportation, Government, Retail, Hospitality, Banking & Finance, Sports &Entertainment By Region – North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Row Table of Content 1 Market Introduction 2 Research Methodology 3 Market Dynamics 4 Executive Summary 5. Market Factor Analysis 5.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 5.2 Supply Chain Analysis 6 People Counting System Market, By Segments 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Market Statistics 6.2.1 By Position 6.2.2 By Type 6.2.3 By Technology 6.2.4 By Application 6.2.5 By Geography 7 Competitive Analysis List of Tables Table 1 People Counting System Market, By Position Table 2 People Counting System Market, By Type Table 3 People Counting System Market, By Technology Table 4 People Counting System Market, By Application Table 5 People Counting System Market, By Region Table 6 North America People Counting System Market, By Position Table 7 North America People Counting System Market, By Type Table 8 North America People Counting System Market, By Technology Table 9 North America People Counting System Market, By Application About Market Research Future At Market Research Future (MRFR), we enable our customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through our Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR), and Market Research & Consulting Services. For more information, please visit https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/people-counting-system-market-2739


— People Counting System Market is growing rapidly over 16% of CAGR and is expected to reach at USD ~1,300 million by the end of forecast period Market Highlights People counting systems are devices that are used to count the number of people traveling a certain entrance or passage. In retail stores, they are usually deployed to calculate conversion rate and marketing effectiveness and are used in staff planning. The people counting system has implementation both in 2D and 3D technology. The 3D technology drivers are accurately distinguish between people, objects and the background of the space, identify the direction of travel (entering or exiting) and handle high volume traffic and identify and measure groups (for example families shopping together). Key Players • ShopperTrak (U.S.) • RetailNext, Inc. (U.S.) • Axis Communication AB (Sweden) • HELLA Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH (Germany) • InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd. (U.K.) • Point Grey Research, Inc. (Canada) • IEE S.A. (Luxembourg) • IRIS-GmbH (Germany) • Eurotech S.p.A. (Italy) • Axiomatic Technology Limited (U.K.) • Countwise LLC (U.S.) Market Research Analysis: Market Research Future Analysis shows that new adoptions of wireless technology and video based technology are driving the people counting system market. It has been observed that growing retail stores and its complexity is showing the significant growth of people counting system market. The major benefits of people counting system market are help better dispose and display merchandise, obtain figures on service efficiency at the cash registers. Regional Analysis People Counting System Market is studied in different geographic regions as Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World. The study reveals that Asia Pacific region would evolve as a leader in people counting system market. The study indicates large investments in healthy economic growth, changing demographic profile, increasing disposable incomes, growing urbanization, and changing consumer tastes and preferences are some of the driving factors for the growth of the retail stores, resulting in increased demand for people counter systems. Moreover, the government support to increase the presence of foreign retailers in India also helps to increase the number of retail stores in Asia-Pacific. Taste the market data and market information presented through more than 30 market data tables and figures spread over 100 numbers of pages of the project report. Avail the in-depth table of content TOC & market synopsis on “The People Counting System Market Research Report -Forecast to 2022”. Segmentation: By Position -Overhead Beam, Horizontal Beam By Type-Bidirectional, Unidirectional By Technology -Wired, Wireless By Application -Transportation, Government, Retail, Hospitality, Banking & Finance, Sports &Entertainment By Region – North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Row Table of Content 1 Market Introduction 2 Research Methodology 3 Market Dynamics 4 Executive Summary 5. Market Factor Analysis 5.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 5.2 Supply Chain Analysis 6 People Counting System Market, By Segments 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Market Statistics 6.2.1 By Position 6.2.2 By Type 6.2.3 By Technology 6.2.4 By Application 6.2.5 By Geography 7 Competitive Analysis List of Tables Table 1 People Counting System Market, By Position Table 2 People Counting System Market, By Type Table 3 People Counting System Market, By Technology Table 4 People Counting System Market, By Application Table 5 People Counting System Market, By Region Table 6 North America People Counting System Market, By Position Table 7 North America People Counting System Market, By Type Table 8 North America People Counting System Market, By Technology Table 9 North America People Counting System Market, By Application About Market Research Future At Market Research Future (MRFR), we enable our customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through our Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR), and Market Research & Consulting Services. For more information, please visit https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/people-counting-system-market-2739


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Industrial Electronic Engineers, IEE, manufacturer of rugged displays, will be exhibiting their enhanced video and smart display products for use in avionics applications at the Army Aviation Missions Solutions Summit (Quad A) in Nashville, Tennessee April 26-28th. Focused on bringing the latest display and video processing capabilities to military aircraft, IEE has created a product offering that supports current Open System Architecture (OSA) trends through a portfolio of proven interface capabilities. “Designed to be installed as either replacement or add-on functions, our display products are architected to minimize the impact on other complex or qualified mission system components,” said Steve Motter, Vice-President, Business Development at IEE. “When adding the latest upgraded display features, our customers are careful not to drive costly changes that ripple throughout the avionics system. By offering a combination of backward compatible legacy interfaces alongside the latest technologies, we allow the avionics system architect the ability to optimize the design for the specific application.” IEE is showcasing several new interfaces and processing capabilities: IEE also provides solutions for avionic display replacement requirements including Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) replacements and traditional instrumentation. These square aspect form factor displays are available in a wide range of sizes and interface options. IEE’s commitment to supporting open systems architecture in avionic display replacement includes: IEE is exhibiting in booth #237 at the Quad A Summit, April 26-28th, and will be demonstrating some of the new interface features. Stop by or make an appointment with Steve Motter by calling toll-free 1-800-422-0867, ext. 327, or mailto:sales@ieeinc.com. Industrial Electronic Engineers, IEE, is a trusted provider of enhanced displays for military and industrial applications. From rapid prototyping of custom designs to full-scale production runs, IEE’s factory in Van Nuys, CA produces innovative displays with advanced features like multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch screens and lightweight, ruggedized enclosures. IEE’s direct control of critical process steps reduces costs, decreases production lead times and improves life cycle management. IEE display products are found in virtually every environment and application worldwide. For more information: visit http://ieeinc.com/.


News Article | December 12, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEE, manufacturer of enhanced displays for military applications is under contract with Boeing Defense, Space & Security to design and develop an upgrade to the F-15 Passive Attack Display (PAD) for compatibility with the Advance Display Core Processor (ADCP) II. The PAD uses an ARINC 818 fiber optic interface to receive video from, and exchange messages with the ADCP II. The ADCP II facilitates the centralization of a number of critical display functions, such as the consolidation of multi-window configurations into one complete screen image for distribution to display units. This addresses the need for the ever-increasing amount of information available to operators to improve situational awareness. The F15-PAD upgrade features twelve programmable discreet interfaces, each of which can be provisioned by the ADCP II to three different types of inputs and outputs. These discreets can be used for other aircraft functions, giving the PAD a built-in service life extension. “This flight-qualified avionics display with the new ARINC 818 circuit card assembly adds a high performance digital video feature to the stable of IEE products,” said Tom Whinfrey, CEO of IEE Inc. “Not just for ADCP II compatibility,” he adds, “ but for any other avionics mission computer.” In addition to the ARINC 818 interface and programmable discreets, the upgraded PAD features an enhanced Built in Test (BIT). Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Industrial Electronic Engineers, IEE, is a trusted provider of enhanced displays for military, industrial and retail applications. From rapid prototyping of custom designs to full-scale production runs, IEE’s factory in Van Nuys, CA produces innovative displays with advanced features like multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch screens and lightweight, ruggedized enclosures. IEE’s direct control of critical process steps reduces costs, decreases production lead times and improves life cycle management. IEE display products are found in virtually every environment and application worldwide. For more information: visit http://ieeinc.com/.


Hajri I.,University of Luxembourg | Goknil A.,University of Luxembourg | Briand L.C.,University of Luxembourg | Stephany T.,IEE Inc
Software and Systems Modeling | Year: 2016

In many domains such as automotive and avionics, the size and complexity of software systems is quickly increasing. At the same time, many stakeholders tend to be involved in the development of such systems, which typically must also be configured for multiple customers with varying needs. Product Line Engineering (PLE) is therefore an inevitable practice for such systems. Furthermore, because in many areas requirements must be explicit and traceability to them is required by standards, use cases and domain models are common practice for requirements elicitation and analysis. In this paper, based on the above observations, we aim at supporting PLE in the context of use case-centric development. Therefore, we propose, apply, and assess a use case-driven configuration approach which interactively receives configuration decisions from the analysts to generate product-specific (PS) use case and domain models. Our approach provides the following: (1) a use case-centric product line modeling method (PUM), (2) automated, interactive configuration support based on PUM, and (3) an automatic generation of PS use case and domain models from Product Line (PL) models and configuration decisions. The approach is supported by a tool relying on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and integrated with an industrial requirements management tool, i.e., IBM DOORS. We successfully applied and evaluated our approach to an industrial case study in the automotive domain, thus showing evidence that the approach is practical and beneficial to capture variability at the appropriate level of granularity and to configure PS use case and domain models in industrial settings. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


Seo S.,Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology | Park Y.,Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology | Park C.-J.,Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology | Lee J.H.,IEE Inc | Lee J.H.,Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters | Year: 2016

We present a novel method to adjust the beam tilt angle and tune the axial focus of an electrowetting on dielectric liquid microlens encapsulated by parylene film. The lens system consists of four control electrodes with two immiscible spherical liquid lenses of different refractive indexes encapsulated by a flexible polymer. To tilt the incident beam, the lateral position and curvature of the inner lens were modulated by ac voltage applied to the electrodes. The measured lateral position and curvature of the inner lens allowed us to estimate the position of the focal point. The tunability of the tilt angle was increased by ±2.13° at an applied voltage of 45.3 Vrms when using thin dielectric layers. The resolvable image was 80% and 68% of the aperture diameter for 20 and 50 L&S/mm, respectively, assuming that the critical modulation transfer function value was 50% for quality imaging. © 2015 IEEE.


Patent
IEE Inc | Date: 2010-07-03

The present disclosure relates to the wireless communication of information for a hearing assistance device including a multi-mode radio adapted to provide communications at different frequencies using frequency control. In applications of hearing aids, the processor is adapted to perform correction of sound for a hearing impaired user. In certain examples the present subject matter provides an inductive portion for inductive communications. In various applications the multi-mode radio can be used for long range and short range communications.


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