Paul J. Fortier

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This paper describes real-time extensions to the Open Object-Oriented Database system using the RT-SORAC data model. This model combines an object-oriented data model, real-time requirements, exible transactions, semantic relationships among objects, and active database features. Several extensions to the Open Object-Oriented Database system, including(More)
The NSF Invitational Workshop on Distributed Information, Computation, and Process Management for Scientific and Engineering Environments (DICPM) brought together domain specialists from engineering and the ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences involved in the development and use of simulations of complex systems, and computer scientists working on(More)
This paper describes a highly mobile collaborative patient-centric, self-monitoring, symptom recognition and self intervention system along with a complementary clinical nursing tool to aid in collaborative patient/clinician chronic cardiac disease management. Our system is composed of a mobile smart phone and wearable sensor suite linked through blue tooth(More)
BACKGROUND Decision tools such as clinical decision support systems must be built on a solid foundation of nursing knowledge. However, current methods to determine the best evidence do not include a broad range of knowledge sources. As clinical decision support systems will be designed to assist nurses when making critical decisions, methods need to be(More)
— In September of 1998, the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth piloted an innovative, integrated, first-year curriculum that dramatically changed 31 credits across two semesters. Preliminary assessment data was very encouraging after the first semester of operation and the team started an effort to adopt it. A storm of(More)