Brian Ensink

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The form and the content of chronic auditory hallucinations were compared in three cohorts, namely patients with schizophrenia, patients with a dissociative disorder, and nonpatient voice-hearers. The form of the hallucinatory experiences was not significantly different between the three groups. The subjects in the nonpatient group, unlike those in the(More)
Many distributed applications have to meet their performance or quality-of-service goals in environments where available resources change contantly. Important classes of distributed applications (including distributed multimedia codes, applications for mobile devices, and computational grid codes) use <i>runtime adaptation</i> in order to achieve their(More)
In this article, we review a number of studies on sexual functioning after sexual assault. Among the studies discussed, three different approaches can be distinguished: the descriptive analyses of sexual functioning and sexual problems, the exploration of factors which predict sexual problems, and the study of relationships between sexual problems and other(More)
Distributed applications may use sophisticated runtime adaptation strategies to meet their performance or quality-of-service goals. Coordinating an adaptation that involves multiple processes can require complex communication or synchronization, in addition to communication in the base application. We propose conceptually simple high-level directives and a(More)
In this paper, we introduce a new approach of database integration, through the use of the Extensible Markup Language (XML). We also demonstrate the applicability, through an experiment with an XML subset we call BSML (Bookstore Markup Language) that integrates heterogeneous bookstore databases. BSML addresses a valid problem associated with(More)
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The Method of Lines is a widely used algorithm for solving parabolic partial differential equations that could benefit greatly from implementation on Grid computing environments. This work outlines the issues involved in executing Method-ofLines codes on a Grid and in developing model-driven adaptive control strategies for these codes. We have developed a(More)
In pain clinics, thorough documentation of patient-related data is essential for analysis of patient history, long-term evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and research on the etiology and epidemiology of chronic pain syndromes. With these requirements in mind, we realized a microcomputer documentation system based on a commercial data-base(More)