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  1. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Software engineering is knowledge-intensive activity and knowledge is thought to be the most important asset in an organization. Therefore this paper presents an approach to support Knowledge Management in Sof...

    Authors: Karina Villela, Gleison Santos, Lílian Schnaider, Ana Regina Rocha and Guilherme Horta Travassos

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2005 11:BF03192375

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  2. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Searching for information in long videos can be a time-consuming experience. In this paper, we describe OnAIR, an ontology-aided information retrieval system applied to retrieve clips from video collections.

    Authors: Christian Paz-Trillo, Renata Wassermann and Paula P. Braga

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2005 11:BF03192373

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  3. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This paper introduces systems of exchange values as tools for the organization of multi-agent systems. Systems of exchange values are defined on the basis of the theory of social exchanges, developed by Piaget...

    Authors: Gracaliz P. Dimuro, A. C. Rocha Costa and Luiz A. M. Palazzo

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2005 11:BF03192369

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  4. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Virtual organization refers to the temporary teaming of enterprises. By sharing physical, human and knowledge resources via information technologies, a virtual organization enables member enterprises to share ...

    Authors: Qinhe Zheng and Xiaoqin Zhang

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2005 11:BF03192371

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  5. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Knowledge Management (KM) is considered by many organizations a key aspect in sustaining competi-tive advantage. Designing appropriate KM process and enabling technology face considerable risks, as they must b...

    Authors: Renata S. S. Guizzardi and Anna Perini

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2005 11:BF03192370

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  6. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Component-based development (CBD) is recognized today as the standard paradigm for structuring large software systems. However, the most popular component models and component-based development processes provi...

    Authors: Fernando Castor Filho, Paulo Asterio de C. Guerra, Vinicius Asta Pagano and Cecília Mary F. Rubira

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192362

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  7. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This work introduces a new system-level diagnosis model and an algorithm based on this model: Hi-Comp (Hierarchical Comparison-based Adaptive Distributed System-Level Diagnosis algorithm). This algorithm allow...

    Authors: Luiz Carlos Pessoa Albini, Elias Procópio Duarte and Roverli Pereira Ziwich

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192365

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  8. Content type: OriginalPaper

    In this paper the behavior of assertion-based error detection mechanisms is characterized under faults injected according to a quite general fault model. Assertions based on the knowledge of the application ca...

    Authors: Paula Prata, Mario Rela, Henrique Madeira and João Gabriel Silva

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192363

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  9. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Current and future computerized systems and infrastructures are going to be based on the layering of different systems, designed at different times, with different technologies and components and difficult to ...

    Authors: Paolo Lollini, Andrea Bondavalli and Felicita Di Giandomenico

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192366

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  10. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Due to their fundamental role in the design of fault-tolerant distributed systems, consensus protocols have been widely studied. Most of the research in this area has focused on providing ways for circumventin...

    Authors: Lívia Sampaio, Francisco Brasileiro, Raul Ceretta Nunes and Ingrid Jansch-Pôrto

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192364

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  11. Content type: Letter From the Guest Editors

    Authors: Rogério de Lemos and Eliane Martins

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192361

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  12. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Design patterns offer flexible solutions to common problems in software development. Recent studies have shown that several design patterns involve crosscutting concerns. Unfortunately, object-oriented (OO) ab...

    Authors: Cláudio Sant’Anna, Alessandro Garcia, Uirá Kulesza, Carlos Lucena and Arndt von Staa

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192358

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  13. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Agile Methods propose a new way of looking at software development that questions many of the beliefs of conventional Software Engineering. Agile methods such as Extreme Programming (XP) have been very effecti...

    Authors: Alfredo Goldman, Fabio Kon, Paulo J. S. Silva and Joseph W. Yoder

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192356

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  14. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Agile software processes emerged to address the issue of building software on time and within the planned budget. To adopt an agile process, it is imperative to analyze and evaluate its effectiveness in suppor...

    Authors: Américo Sampaio, Alexandre Vasconcelos and Pedro R. Falcone Sampaio

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192357

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  15. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Distributed Shared Memory systems allow the use of the shared memory programming paradigm in distributed architectures where no physically shared memory exist. Scope consistent software DSMs provide a relaxed ...

    Authors: Alba Cristina M. A. Melo, Maria Emilia M. T. Walter, Renata Cristina F. Melo, Marcelo N. P. Santana and Rodolfo B. Batista

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192360

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  16. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Non-functional requirements (NFRs) are rarely taken in account in most software development processes. There are some reasons that can help us to understand why these requirements are not explicitly dealt with...

    Authors: Nelson Souto Rosa, Paulo Roberto Freire Cunha and George Roger Ribeiro Justo

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192354

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  17. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Nowadays computing environments are made of heterogeneous networked resources, but unlike environments used a decade ago, the current environments are highly dynamic. During a computing session, new resources ...

    Authors: Francisco J. Ballesteros, Gorka Guardiola Muzquiz, Katia Leal Algara, Enrique Soriano, Pedro de las Heras Quirós, Eva M. Castro, Andres Leonardo and Sergio Arévalo

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192352

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  18. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This paper presents a comprehensive approach to describe, deploy and adapt component-based applications having dynamic non-functional requirements. The approach is centered on high-level contracts associated t...

    Authors: Orlando Loques, Alexandre Sztajnberg, Romulo Curty and Sidney Ansaloni

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192350

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  19. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Reflection is now an established technique for achieving dynamic adaptability of middleware platforms. It provides a clean and comprehensive way to access the internals of a platform implementation, allowing i...

    Authors: Fábio M. Costa and Bruno da Silva Santos

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192353

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  20. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This paper makes three contributions to research on QoS-enabled middleware for open distributed real-time embedded (DRE) systems. First, it describes the design and implementation of a dynamic scheduling frame...

    Authors: Christopher Gill, Louis Mgeta, Yuanfang Zhang, Stephen Torri, Yamuna Krishnamurthy, Irfan Pyarali and Douglas C. Schmidt

    Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 2004 10:BF03192351

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