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The incidence of skin diseases more common in older patients, e.g. inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, benign and malignant tumors and paraneoplastic syndromes, is increasing worldwide rapidly mainly due to early or lifelong UV-overexposure and to an aging population. In order to transform this demographic change into a chance a better understanding of(More)
Demographic change is posing an enormous challenge for societies in industrialized countries: the number of elderly and chronically ill is on the rise, whereas the number of people in the work force is declining. Assistive technology can be an important factor in this process and will help to alleviate shortcomings of the present system. The following(More)
With the advancement of DTP and Digital Libraries a workflow exclusively based on electronic documents has started to become a viable alternative for a continuously growing community. Information is entered into a computer, forwarded to other people, reviewed, modified and finally stored, without ever using paper (as a transport medium) during this full(More)
Everyone who has recently been the programme committee chairperson of a scientific conference will most likely share our observation: the complete job of producing high-quality proceedings is continuously getting more work intensive and more complex. The major reasons can easily be identified: the number of submissions is increasing while deadlines tend to(More)
Today's most challenging application of computer graphics is the rendering of real scale scenes at photorealistic quality. As this task needs a lot of computing resources, numerous techniques have been applied to speed up rendering, one of these being parallel processing. This paper presents our approach to the efficient parallelization of different(More)
Today, grant proposals submitted to the German Research Foundation (DFG) are paper documents. They are received by ordinary mail, manually entered into a proprietary software system and, finally, information relevant to the specific task is extracted manually and sent to other departments involved in the reviewing/approval process. Of course, all these(More)
In these times of Digital Libraries it becomes more and more common practice to work exclusively with electronic documents. Information is entered into a computer, forwarded to other people, reviewed, modified and finally stored, without ever using paper during this full life-cycle. In most cases special software (Document Managament Systems) is used to(More)
Today, grant proposals submitted to the German Research Foundation (DFG) are paper documents. They are received by ordinary mail, manually entered into a proprietary software system and, finally, information relevant to the specific task is extracted manually and sent to other departments involved in the reviewing/approval process. Of course, all these(More)
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