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This study used aptitude treatment interaction design to examine how feedback formats (specific vs. holistic) and executive thinking styles (high vs. low) affect web-based peer assessment. An Internet-based (anonymous) peer-assessment system was developed and used by 58 computer science students who submitted assignments for peer review. The results(More)
Kakugawa et aL proposed the k-majority coterie for the distributed k-mutual exclusion problem (k-mutex). It was claimed that the k-majority coterie is a k-coterie, which is a general solution for k-mutex. In this comment, we show that the k-majority coterie is not necessary a k-coterie. Kakugawa et al. proposed the k-majority coterie for the distributed(More)
A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) lets thousands of players interact simultaneously within a virtual world via the Internet. Middleware plays an important role in the development of next-generation MMOGs, which must be built on platforms that address not only the service aspect, but also code maintainability and development for programmers. The(More)
With the popularization of the Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) product, many devices have been installed in client sides. the issue of how to maintain the quality while providing quick repair becomes more and more important. in some practical circumstances, the cable modem may lose the factory data which include the calibration(More)
The Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), is a major industrial standard for distributed object-based applications. Today's large-scale CORBA applications have to deal with object crashes, node failures, networks partitioning and unpredictable communication delays. Existing e€orts to enhance the CORBA reliability can be roughly categorized into(More)