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Glykas M.,University of Aegean
Expert Systems with Applications

This paper elaborates on the application of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) in strategy maps (SMs). The limitations of the Balanced Scorecards (BSCs) and SMs are first discussed and analyzed. The need for simulated scenario based SMs is discussed and the use of FCMs as one of the best alternatives is presented. A software tool for the development, simulation and analysis of FCM based SMs is also presented. The effectiveness of the resulting software tool and FCM theory in SMs is experimented in two case studies in Banking. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Rizomiliotis P.,University of Aegean
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

In the past few years, algebraic attacks against stream ciphers with linear feedback function have been significantly improved. As a response to the new attacks, the notion of algebraic immunity of a Boolean function f was introduced, defined as the minimum degree of the annihilators of f and f + 1. An annihilator of f is a nonzero Boolean function g, such that f · g=0. While several constructions of Boolean functions with optimal algebraic immunity have been proposed, there is no significant progress concerning the resistance against the so-called fast algebraic attacks. In this paper, we provide a framework to assess the resistance of Boolean functions against the new algebraic attacks, including fast algebraic attacks. The analysis is based on the univariate polynomial representation of Boolean functions and necessary and sufficient conditions are presented for a Boolean function to have optimal behavior against all the new algebraic attacks. Finally, we introduce a new infinite family of balanced Boolean functions described by their univariate polynomial representation. By applying the new framework, we prove that all the members of the family have optimal algebraic immunity and we efficiently evaluate their behavior against fast algebraic attacks. © 2006 IEEE. Source

Gizelis C.A.,University of Aegean | Vergados D.D.,University of Piraeus
IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials

The expansion of new technologies is expected to offer economic growth in the wired and wireless technological networking environment, while at the same time, it will offer a wide variety of services and give the possibility for utilizing technologies for the benefit of many subscribers. The Pricing Schemes are designed to offer profitable business to the Wireless Service Providers (WSPs), as well as, to create favorable services for the mobile subscribers and eventually to get charged according to their services usage. In this paper, the Pricing Schemes are classified, based on their ability to adapt to the needs of the WSPs and their subscribers during the entire service period, into Static-based Pricing and Dynamic-based Pricing Schemes. The Pricing Schemes are also analyzed in detail and are further classified according to the factors involved in the price calculation of a service, i.e. the Service Level Agreement (SLA), the subscription type, the negotiation capabilities between WSPs and their subscribers, the network capacity, the available bandwidth and frequency spectrum, the network hops, and the Base Stations (BSs). The affected elements by the pricing network are also discussed, together with the performance evaluation of the presented pricing schemes. © 2005 IEEE. Source

Stamatatos E.,University of Aegean
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

In this paper a novel method for detecting plagiarized passages in document collections is presented. In contrast to previous work in this field that uses content terms to represent documents, the proposed method is based on a small list of stopwords (i.e., very frequent words). We show that stopword n-grams reveal important information for plagiarism detection since they are able to capture syntactic similarities between suspicious and original documents and they can be used to detect the exact plagiarized passage boundaries. Experimental results on a publicly available corpus demonstrate that the performance of the proposed approach is competitive when compared with the best reported results. More importantly, it achieves significantly better results when dealing with difficult plagiarism cases where the plagiarized passages are highly modified and most of the words or phrases have been replaced with synonyms. © 2011 ASIS&T. Source

The effect of slip at the wall in steady, isothermal, incompressible Poiseuille flows in channel/slits and circular tubes of viscoelastic fluids is investigated analytically. The nonlinear Navier law at the wall, for the dependence on the shear stress, along with an exponential dependence of the slip coefficient on the total normal stress is assumed. The viscoelasticity of the fluid is taken into account by employing the Oldroyd-B constitutive model. The flow problems are solved using a regular perturbation scheme in terms of the dimensionless exponential decay parameter of the slip coefficient, e{open}. The sequence of partial differential equations resulting from the perturbation procedure is solved analytically up to third order. As a consequence of the nonlinearity of the slip model, a two-dimensional, continuously developing, flow field arises. Spectral analysis on the solution shows that the velocity and pressure profiles are fully resolved even for high values of e{open}, which indicates that the perturbation series up to third order approximates the full solution very well. The effects of the dimensionless slip coefficient, isotropic pressure, and deviatoric part of the total normal stress in the slip model, as well as the other parameters and dimensionless numbers in the flow are presented and discussed. Average quantities, in the cross section of the channel/slit or tube, with emphasis given on the pressure drop and the skin friction factor, are also offered. © 2013 American Institute of Physics. Source

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