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This paper presents a real-world application of a multi-agent system to enterprise integration for manufacturing planning and execution. The production management system used by most manufacturers today is comprised of disconnected planning and execution processes, and lacks the support for interoperability needed for enterprise wide integration. This(More)
Introduction: The broadcast scheduling problem (BSP) is to find a collision-free scheduling of transmissions of all the stations in a minimum number of time slots. The final arrangement of the station transmissions into their allocated time slots is called a frame. Consider a packet radio network (PRN) represented by a graph G1⁄4 (V, E), where V is the set(More)
To evaluate the therapeutic effect of rehabilitation therapy on radiation-induced dysphagia and trismus in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients after radiotherapy. 43 NPC patients after radiotherapy were included. Patients were randomly assigned to either the rehabilitation group or a control group. Both groups were subjected to routine treatment, while(More)
 A novel gene lsp40 from leucania separata nuclear polyhedrosis virus (LsNPV) which was homologous to the p35 gene from Autographa californica Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (AcNPV) was localized in the EcoRV-5.5 kb fragment of LsNPV genome DNA and was sequenced. The open reading frame (ORF) of lsp40 was 906 bp long and encoded an approximately 40 kDa peptide(More)
Recent developments have made it possible to interoperate complex business applications at much lower costs. Application interoperation, along with business process reengineering can result in significant savings by eliminating work created by disconnected business processes due to isolated business applications. However, we believe much greater(More)
In today’s competitive global market place, agility has become a survival factor for many manufacturers. A key measurement of manufacturing agility is the time it takes an organization to respond to market changes. The production management system used by most manufacturers today has disconnected planning and execution processes. This situation often(More)
Diurnal variation of gas exchange, chlorophyll (Chl) fluorescence, and xanthophyll cycle components of three maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids released in different years, i.e. Baimaya (1950s), Zhongdan2 (1970s), and Nongda108 (1990s), were compared. On cloudless days, the newer hybrids always had higher net photosynthetic rate (P N), especially at noon, than the(More)
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the long-term characteristics of radiation-induced cranial nerve injury in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. We studied cranial nerve palsy (CNP) in 328 NPC patients who received radiotherapy between 1994 and 2006. Follow-up was 93.6% complete as of December 2009. A total of 72 patients with CNP(More)
Cell death-inducing DFF45-like effectors a and c (CIDEa and CIDEc) are two members of the novel CIDE family of apoptosis-inducing factors. Except as pro-apoptotic proteins, it has been reported that CIDEa and CIDEc could be involved in lipid or fat metabolism. Here we first reported the cDNA cloning, chromosome mapping and expression analysis of CIDEa and(More)
Leaf and canopy nitrogen (N) status relates strongly to leaf and canopy chlorophyll (Chl) content. Remote sensing is a tool that has the potential to assess N content at leaf, plant, field, regional and global scales. In this study, remote sensing techniques were applied to estimate N and Chl contents of irrigated maize (Zea mays L.) fertilized at five N(More)