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The concept of Reference Architectures is novel in the business world. However, many architects active in the creation of complex systems frequently use the term Reference Architecture. Yet, these experienced architects do not collectively have a consistent notion of what constitutes a Reference Architecture, what is the value of maintaining the Reference(More)
The Object Management Group (OMG™) initiated a Request for Information (RFI) in July 2009. Instead of the OMG's traditional approach to RFI process of publishing the RFI and posting it on their website, the OMG chose to use an online survey mechanism as the sole method of responding to the RFI. This paper discusses key findings obtained from the collected(More)
Osteoporosis is a serious national public health problem, and is expected to increase significantly over the next few decades, especially in women. A limitation of bone health research exists since few studies have involved Hispanic women, and even fewer, Hispanic immigrant women. For this study we examined the effects of anthropometric, behavioral, and(More)
Bacterial pathogens coordinate virulence using two-component regulatory systems (TCS). The Bordetella virulence gene (BvgAS) phosphorelay-type TCS controls expression of all known protein virulence factor-encoding genes and is considered the "master virulence regulator" in Bordetella pertussis, the causal agent of pertussis, and related organisms, including(More)
A group of concerned individuals have formed a new organization in southern California to take the mystery out of computers and change the public's attitude toward them. Recent news coverage of the Southern California Computer Society's activities has included a December, 1975 article, "Shake Hands with your Computer" which appeared in Los Angeles Times.(More)
This is the second paper in a series that discusses and further defines the notion of system architecture entropy. This paper specifically looks at the correlation between system architecture entropy and system complexity. The role of complexity, as it relates to entropy, is established by investigating entropy-complexity relationships in biology and(More)
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