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Tsai H.-R.,Lingtung University | Chen T.,Feng Chia University
International Review on Computers and Software | Year: 2010

This paper constructs a data-mining-based localized scheduling system to improve the performance of scheduling jobs in a wafer fabrication factory (wafer fab). The system is modified from Chen's tailored nonlinear fluctuation smoothing (TNFS) rule with some innovative treatments. First, the remaining cycle time of a job to be scheduled is estimated with a data mining approach instead to improve the accuracy. Second, in the original TNFS rule, the adjustable factor is static, while in this system it becomes dynamic. Third, the adjustable factor is also dependent on the stages of the jobs to be scheduled. Namely, the TNFS rule is localized. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology, production simulation was also applied in this study. According to experimental results, the proposed methodology outperformed some existing approaches in reducing the average cycle time and cycle time variation. © 2010 Praise Worthy Prize S.r.l. - All rights reserved. Source

Tsai H.-R.,Lingtung University | Chen T.,Feng Chia University
Sustainability (Switzerland) | Year: 2014

A location-aware service (LAS) is an imperative topic in ambient intelligence; an LAS recommends suitable utilities to a user based on the user's location and context. However, current LASs have several problems, and most of these services do not last. This study proposes an optimization-based approach for enhancing the sustainability of an LAS. In this paper, problems related to optimizing an LAS system are presented. The distinct nature of an LAS optimization problem in comparison with traditional optimization problems is subsequently described. Existing methods applicable to solving an LAS optimization problem are also reviewed. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are then discussed as a motive for combining multiple optimization methods in this study, as illustrated by an example. Finally, opportunities and challenges faced by researchers in this field are presented. © 2014 by the authors. Source

Liao Y.-T.,National Chiao Tung University | Chen T.-S.,Tunghai University | Chen T.-L.,Lingtung University | Chung Y.-F.,Tunghai University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Medical Systems | Year: 2016

This study is showing the advantage of mobile agents to conquer heterogeneous system environments and contribute to a virtual integrated sharing system. Mobile agents will collect medical information from each medical institution as a method to achieve the medical purpose of data sharing. Besides, this research also provides an access control and key management mechanism by adopting Public key cryptography and Lagrange interpolation. The safety analysis of the system is based on a network attacker’s perspective. The achievement of this study tries to improve the medical quality, prevent wasting medical resources and make medical resources access to appropriate configuration. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source

Chen T.-S.,Tunghai University | Chen T.-L.,Lingtung University | Chung Y.-F.,Tunghai University | Huang Y.-M.,Tunghai University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Medical Systems | Year: 2016

Pet markets involve in great commercial possibilities, which boost thriving development of veterinary hospital businesses. The service tends to intensive competition and diversified channel environment. Information technology is integrated for developing the veterinary hospital cloud service platform. The platform contains not only pet medical services but veterinary hospital management and services. In the study, QR Code andcloud technology are applied to establish the veterinary hospital cloud service platform for pet search by labeling a pet’s identification with QR Code. This technology can break the restriction on veterinary hospital inspection in different areas and allows veterinary hospitals receiving the medical records and information through the exclusive QR Code for more effective inspection. As an interactive platform, the veterinary hospital cloud service platform allows pet owners gaining the knowledge of pet diseases and healthcare. Moreover, pet owners can enquire and communicate with veterinarians through the platform. Also, veterinary hospitals can periodically send reminders of relevant points and introduce exclusive marketing information with the platform for promoting the service items and establishing individualized marketing. Consequently, veterinary hospitals can increase the profits by information share and create the best solution in such a competitive veterinary market with industry alliance. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source

Lin C.-H.,Lingtung University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2011

In the past twenty years, following the transformation of industrial technology and structure, needs created by modern life, issues regarding environment protection, and simply new ways of thinking have revolutionized the core value of product design. There is more to be considered than just the convenience that a product can bring. Consumers nowadays also want to learn how to use a new product in the most efficient way, and many industrial designers see that as one of their goals. The use of Product Semantics in product design is a proper means to communicate the information that consumers need in order to improve their overall experience using the product. Recent research focuses on the application of product design semantics, in order to discover how designers convey messages through the use of semantics, i.e. styles, colors, functions and textures, etc. It seeks to determine how the best way for the designer to communicate all that information to the consumer. A designer want the user to be able to operate his product under "zero obstacle" conditions, to understand the message the product carries, and to enhance the consumer's pleasure and comfort during its operation. From the perspective of industrial design, there are two summarized main points: 1. Product design is now defined as a system to communicate product information based mainly on product use circumstances. 2. The message that a product carries has become the most important factor throughout the design process. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

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