Christian Lang

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Current approaches to power management are based on operating systems with full knowledge of and full control over the underlying hardware; the distributed nature of multi-layered virtual machine environments renders such approaches insufficient. In this paper, we present a novel framework for energy management in modular, multi-layered operating system(More)
OBJECTIVES This study correlated the electron beam computed tomographic (EBCT) calcium scores with the results of coronary angiography in symptomatic patients in order to assess its value to predict or exclude significant coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND Electron beam computed tomography is a sensitive method to detect coronary calcium. However,(More)
OBJECTIVES Cyclic congestion and decongestion in the two nasal cavities is seen in connection with the respiratory function of the nose. The turbulent behavior of nasal airflow is a prerequisite for adequate contact of inspired air particles with the mucosa. The aim of this study was to gain insight into this turbulent behavior of nasal airflow during the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether inhibiting late Na(+) current by using ranolazine improved diastolic function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). BACKGROUND HFpEF accounts for >50% of all HF patients, but no specific treatment exists. METHODS The RALI-DHF (RAnoLazIne for the Treatment of Diastolic Heart(More)
This paper introduces the theory of bi-decomposition of Boolean functions. This approach optimally exploits functional properties of a Boolean function in order to find an associated multilevel circuit representation having a very short delay by using simple two input gates. The machine learning process is based on the Boolean Differential Calculus and is(More)
BACKGROUND With current functional diagnostic tools in rhinology (rhinomanometry, rhinoresistometry, and acoustic rhinometry) long-term assessment of nasal function is difficult to acquire. Usually, only the situation at the time of examination is evaluated. Therefore, temporary nasal complaints of the nasal cycle are difficult to assess. It was the aim of(More)
In everyday conversation besides speech people also communicate by means of nonverbal cues. Facial expressions are one important cue, as they can provide useful information about the conversation, for instance, whether the interlocutor seems to understand or appears to be puzzled. Similarly, in human–robot interaction facial expressions also give feedback(More)
This article presents a theory for the bi-decomposition of functions in multi-valued logic (MVL). MVL functions are applied in logic design of multi-valued circuits and machine learning applications. Bi-decomposition is a method to decompose a function into two decomposition functions that are connected by a two-input operator called gate. Each of the(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Acoustic rhinometry (AR) is a well-established diagnostic tool in rhinology. The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that the paranasal sinuses are a main cause for inaccuracy of AR in the posterior part of the nose. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study to evaluate the influence of simulated paranasal sinus volume and of the(More)