Abdallah Mohamed

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Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products are increasingly being used in software development. In COTS-based development, selecting appropriate COTS is the most crucial phase. This paper explores the evolution of COTS selection practices, and surveys eighteen of the most significant COTS selection approaches. The paper traces how each approach contributed to(More)
Selection of Commercial-off-The-Shelf (COTS) software products is a knowledge-intensive process. In this paper, we show how knowledge bases can be used to facilitate the COTS selection process. We propose a conceptual model to support decision makers during the evaluation procedures. We then describe how this model is implemented using agent technologies(More)
In the process of selecting Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products, it is inevitable to encounter mismatches between system requirements and COTS products. These mismatches occur as a result of an excess or shortage of the COTS attributes. This paper proposes a decision support approach, called MiHOS (Mismatch Handling for COTS Selection), that aims at(More)
Software technologies need to be customized to make them effective and efficient for a specific context. In this position paper, we consider the customization of the COTS selection process. We have developed a methodology which customizes the selection process based on the actual project domain characteristics (PDCs) including attributes such as available(More)
Normal tissue toxicity is an important consideration in the continued development of more effective external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) regimens for head and neck tumors. The ability to detect EBRT-induced changes in mandibular bone vascularity represents a crucial step in decreasing potential toxicity. To date, no imaging modality has been shown to detect(More)
Imaging metabolic dysfunction, a hallmark of solid tumors, usually requires radioactive tracers. Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) imaging can potentially detect and visualize glucose uptake and metabolism, without the need for radioisotopes. Here, we tested the feasibility of using glucose CEST (glucoCEST) to image unlabeled glucose uptake in(More)