Sean Thompson

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The research presented in this paper is an examination of how the concepts used in process improvement may be applied to a web form to improve design and usability. Although much research is being conducted in improving the security and usability in how users input information to web sites, the HTML form remains as the primary source of user-web input. Thus(More)
People enacting processes deviate from the process definition for a variety of different reasons. These deviations may result in either negative or positive consequences for the organization involved. Detecting deviations as the process is being enacted provides an opportunity to determine not only the point in the process where the deviation occurred but a(More)
The research presented in the literature thus far on process deviations, inconsistencies and general nonconformance have all been very generic, process wide methodologies. Their application has also been limited to one domain, such as the software, business or manufacturing process. In this paper we differentiate between activity/general process(More)
A combined adaptive bounding and adaptive mutation technique is proposed both to improve the solution precision and to increase the convergence rate of genetic algorithms for continuous optimization problems. The proposed technique is tested over two benchmark continuous functions, and the results show that the proposed technique is superior to simple GAs(More)
We have seen a variety of frameworks and methodologies aimed at dealing with non-conformance in processes presented in the literature. These methodologies seek to find discrepancies between process reference models and data returned from instances of process enactments. These range from methodologies aimed at preventing deviations and inconsistencies(More)
A key challenge facing process non-conformance detection is to develop approaches not only effective across different domains and for different kinds of processes, but also to provide a practical and easy to implement solution. Since this is a process improvement area, the commercial realities of today dictate that if a solution cannot be implemented(More)
Recently, Cheng in 1993 introduced the C " programming language. C " is designed to be a superset of C with all the programming features of FORTRAN. Formulas with dual numbers can be translated into CH programming statements as easily as formulas with real and complex numbers. In this paper we will show that both formulation and programming with dual(More)
This paper proposes an adaptive zooming genetic algorithm (AZGA) for continuous optimisation problems. Other than gradually reducing the search space with a fixed reduction rate during the evolution process, the upper and lower boundaries for variables in the objective function are dynamically adjusted based on the distribution information of variables in(More)