William T. Councill

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One of the greatest fears of emerging professional disciplines is that governmental actions— court decisions and third-party standards—will preempt the profession’s active participation in legislative and regulatory processes. Indeed, software engineering standards, such as the Underwriters Laboratories’ Standard for Safety-Related Software (UL 1998, first(More)
The U.S. Small Business Administration defines small businesses as having fewer than 500 employees. Over 99 percent of all U.S. businesses are small businesses, and from 1992 to 1996, small businesses created all of the net new jobs [1]. Yet, reference to the literature on software engineering suggests strongly that implementation of software engineering(More)
Programming robotic systems is not an easy task, even developing software for simple systems may be difficult, or at least cumbersome and error prone. Those systems are usually multi-threaded and multi-process, so synchronization problems associated with processes and threads must be faced. In addition distributed systems in network environments are also(More)
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