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Agile software development (ASD) techniques are iteration based powerful methodologies to deliver high quality software. To ensure on time high quality software, the impact of factors affecting the development cycle should be evaluated constantly. Quick and precise factor evaluation results in better risk assessment, on time delivery and optimal use of(More)
Service composition concerns both integration of heterogeneous distributed applications and dynamic selection of services. QoS-aware selection enables a service requester with certain QoS requirements to classify services according to their QoS guarantees. In this paper we present a method that allows for a fuzzy-valued description of QoS parameters. Fuzzy(More)
One of the challenges in Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) is identifying the relationships between risk factors and risks. In this paper we propose using Extended Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to analyze the relationships between risk factors and risks. E-FCMs are suggested by Hagiwara to represent causal relationships more naturally. The main differences between(More)
Safety Culture describes how safety issues are managed within an enterprise. How to make safety culture strong and sustainable? How to be sure that safety is a prime responsibility or main focus for all types of activities? How to improve safety culture and how to identify the most vulnerable issues of safety culture? These are important questions for(More)
Keywords: Expert judgement Expert models Bayesian belief networks Fuzzy logic Human reliability analysis Dependence assessment a b s t r a c t The use of expert systems can be helpful to improve the transparency and repeatability of assessments in areas of risk analysis with limited data available. In this field, human reliability analysis (HRA) is no(More)
Online games between remote opponents playing over computer networks are becoming a common activity of everyday life. However, computer interfaces for board games are usually based on the visual channel. For example, they require players to check their moves on a video display and interact by using pointing devices such as a mouse. Hence, they are not(More)
Cognitive maps (CMs) were initially for graphical representation of uncertain causal reasoning. Later Kosko suggested Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) in which users freely express their opinions in linguistic terms instead of crisp numbers. However, it is not always easy to assign some linguistic term to a causal link. In this paper we suggest a new type of CMs(More)