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This case study compares the usefulness and applicability of eight computer tools with respect to the validation of logic control programs for continuous processes. Six simulation packages (Taylor's MATLAB-based simulator, SIMULINK/STATEFLOW, GPROMS, SHIFT, DYMOLA, and BASIP) and two verification tools (SMV and HYTECH) were applied to a single process(More)
Strong interaction of innovative actors within a local network is commonly said to increase the region-specific knowledge-stock, leading to a comparative advantage. However, it might also lead to a lock-in situation, if local trajectories are directed towards inferior solutions. Accordingly, it is argued that successful clusters are characterised by the(More)
We apply social network analysis methods to describe the evolution of the innovator network of Jena, Germany in the period from 1995 to 2001. We find this evolution to be directed towards an increasing focus on core competencies of the local innovation system. Further we analyze the network resulting from R&D co-operations and explain-by means of network(More)
In this paper, we present a markerless 3D motion capture system based on a volume reconstruction technique of non rigid bodies. It depicts a new approach for pose estimation in order to fit an articulated body model into the captured real-time information. We aim at analyzing athlete's movements in real-time within a 3D interactive graphics system. The(More)
Skeleton extraction and visualization of 3D reconstructed target objects from multiple views continues to be a major challenge in terms of providing intuitive and uncluttered images that allow the users to understand their data. This paper presents a three-dimensional skeleton extraction technique of deformable objects based on a normalized gradient vector(More)
The rapid development of geo-referenced information changed the way on how we access and interlink data. Smartphones as enabling devices for information access are main driving factor. Thus, the hash key to information is the actual position registered via camera and sensory of the mobile device. A rising technology in this context is Augmented Reality (AR)(More)