This paper examines the use of motorized physical sliders with position and force as input and output parameters for tangible human computer interaction. Firstly, we present an analogue platform. It was used to realize two proof-of-concept applications: one for learning system dynamics as part of physics education and the second for interaction with music… (More)
Airline crew scheduling gives rise to many diicult and interesting optimisation problems. With straightforward approaches to the crew pairing problem one speciically needs to solve very large set-covering problems. One suggested approach to these problems is column generation. In column generation, the choice of master solver can have a signiicant impact on… (More)
A safe, functional-group-tolerant and high-throughput version of the trimethylaluminium mediated amide bond formation reaction has been developed in a microreactor system; rimonabant and efaproxiral were prepared to illustrate the utility of the method.
A practical method for the design of an in-vehicle wireless sensor network operating in a truck is presented. The network has been dimensioned using promising candidate sensor applications that were chosen based on a set of key criteria including safety, security, and timing-criticality and commercial viability. An extensive set of experiments were carried… (More)