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decision support tool for energy storage optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine the problem faced by owners of gas storage contracts of how to manage the injection/withdrawal schedule of natural gas, given historical price behavior and a predictive model of future prices. We describe a hybrid price prediction model that combines a support vector machine technique with a stochastic model for short and long-term gas prices, respectively. We present a theoretical result regarding the complexity of the scheduling problem and propose a formulation for an integer program given capacity, injectability and deliverability constraints. We also outline how this was incorporated in a decision support tool that is used by energy traders at a gas utility company. 1

Alan Holland

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Decision-Support Tools Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Software/modeling tools, Presentation, Training materials Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/2/29/WIRE Decision-Support Tools Screenshot References: Decision-Support Tools [1] Logo: Decision-Support Tools "This is a short demonstration of three decision-support tools: GsT, HOMER, and JEDI. These tools can be used to make informed decisions regarding the application of renewable energy technologies." Summary

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Decision support tools for policy and planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A decision support system (DSS) is being developed at the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The DSS will be used to evaluate alternatives for improving LANL`s existing central radioactive waste water treatment plant and to evaluate new site-wide liquid waste treatment schemes that are required in order to handle the diverse waste streams produced at LANL. The decision support system consists of interacting modules that perform the following tasks: rigorous process simulation, configuration management, performance analysis, cost analysis, risk analysis, environmental impact assessment, transportation modeling, and local, state, and federal regulation compliance checking. Uncertainty handling techniques are used with these modules and also with a decision synthesis module which combines results from the modules listed above. We believe the DSS being developed can be applied to almost any other industrial water treatment facility with little modification because in most situations the waste streams are less complex, fewer regulations apply, and the political environment is simpler. The techniques being developed are also generally applicable to policy and planning decision support systems in the chemical process industry.

Jacyk, P.; Schultz, D.; Spangenberg, L.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Partner: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass, - Biofuels, - Biomass Combustion, - Biomass Gasification, - Biomass Pyrolysis, - Landfill Gas, People and Policy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, - Energy Security, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Health, Implementation, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications

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SPECIAL SESSION ON Decision Support Tools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report was prepared under the auspices of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization s Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (NATO/CCMS) as a service to the technical community by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The report was funded by U.S. EPA s Technology Innovation Office. The report was produced by Environmental Management Support, Inc., of Silver Spring, Maryland, under U.S. EPA contract 68-W-00-084. Mention of trade names or specific applications does not imply endorsement or acceptance by U.S. EPA. i CONTENTS

Special Session Number; Groundwater (phase Iii; Of Contaminated L

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Advanced Decision Support Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electricity infrastructure, as one of the most critical infrastructures in the U.S., plays an important role in modern societies. Its failure would lead to significant disruption of people’s lives, industry and commercial activities, and result in massive economic losses. Reliable operation of electricity infrastructure is an extremely challenging task because human operators need to consider thousands of possible configurations in near real-time to choose the best option and operate the network effectively. In today’s practice, electricity infrastructure operation is largely based on operators’ experience with very limited real-time decision support, resulting in inadequate management of complex predictions and the inability to anticipate, recognize, and respond to situations caused by human errors, natural disasters, or cyber attacks. Therefore, a systematic approach is needed to manage the complex operational paradigms and choose the best option in a near-real-time manner. This paper proposes an advanced decision support tool for electricity infrastructure operations. The tool has the functions of turning large amount of data into actionable information to help operators monitor power grid status in real time; performing trend analysis to indentify system trend at the regional level or system level to help the operator to foresee and discern emergencies, studying clustering analysis to assist operators to identify the relationships between system configurations and affected assets, and interactively evaluating the alternative remedial actions to aid operators to make effective and timely decisions. This tool can provide significant decision support on electricity infrastructure operations and lead to better reliability in power grids. This paper presents examples with actual electricity infrastructure data to demonstrate the capability of this tool.

Chen, Yousu; Huang, Zhenyu; Wong, Pak C.; Mackey, Patrick S.; Allwardt, Craig H.; Ma, Jian; Greitzer, Frank L.

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development  

SciTech Connect

The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

Shropshire, David Earl; Jacobson, Jacob Jordan; Berrett, Sharon; Cobb, D. A.; Worhach, P.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Green Building Decision Support Tool: A Collaborative Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we discuss a collaborative process for developing a decision tool to support decisions around investment in green energy technologies. Our tool was developed specifically for the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, a local environmental ... Keywords: decision analysis, energy, environment, green building

Ben Ewing; Erin Baker

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) DNV KEMA developed the Energy Storage Select (ES-Select) decision-support tool to help users identify feasible energy storage technology options as well as provide the probability of reaching a payback point and the statistical distribution of the payback year. It is a sophisticated, highly interactive model that offers a means to conduct careful analysis of the many interrelated factors that influence energy storage performance. Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review and Update Meeting Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Poster Session 1

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A mobile knowledge management and decision support tool for soil analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of a mobile knowledge management and decision support system to assist archaeologists in dealing with soils. Our view is that provision of a mobile tool which provides access to expert knowledge ... Keywords: Geoarchaeology, Knowledge management, Mobile decision support

Julie Cowie; David Cairns; Martin Blunn; Clare Wilson; Edward Pollard; Donald Davidson

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support tool for the tanker second-hand market using data mining techniques  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis proposes an innovative decision support tool intended for market leaders and those anticipating market states of "sale and purchase". This is feasible with the use of powerful data mining techniques and the ...

Karaindros, Athanasios A. (Athanasios Andreas)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a graphical decision support tool to improve system acquisition decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

System acquisition decision makers are frequently charged with choosing a single system from a set of feasible possibilities that could best fulfill the needs of their organizations. While numerous rules and regulations ...

Massie, Anna Elizabeth

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Tool for Prioritization of Resources Dedicated to Surveillance and Maintenance Activities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Florida International University Tennessee Florida Decision Support Tool for Prioritization of Resources Dedicated to Surveillance and Maintenance Activities Challenge The Department of Energy (DOE) currently faces a difficult task in the disposition of excess facilities. Many of these facilities are large and complex and contain potentially hazardous substances. Operational experience shows that once buildings have been declared excess and are transferred to surveillance and maintenance (S&M), maintenance budgets are reduced since the planned demolition of the building is used as a justification for not spending money to make repairs on it. One need identified at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and

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Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DNV KEMA DNV KEMA The best storage device is the one that best fits the application's needs at the lowest total cost. However, finding that best-fit device is not easy. Comparing energy storage devices is complicated by a wide variety of operational and business-related factors including differences in deliverable power, efficiency, discharge time, and cycle life and decisions about the actual installed cost of the device, the number of applications the device can be applied to, and the ability to monetize the intended benefits of the application. These factors ultimately impact the return on investment of these systems. DNV KEMA developed the Energy Storage Select (ES-Select (tm) ) decision-support tool to help users identify feasible energy storage technology options as well as provide the

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Ecosystem Services Decision Tree: A Decision-Support Tool for Consideration of Ecosystem Services in the Electric Power Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To support the electric power industry in more structured consideration of ecosystem services, EPRI has developed this “Decision Tree” to determine why, when, and how to consider ecosystem services. EPRI anticipates that this Decision Tree will facilitate more efficient decision-making and action relating to ecosystem services. 

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a Multi-Criteria Decision Support Tool in Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing Treated Wastewater Reuse  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wastewater reuse is increasingly becoming an important component of water resources management in many countries. Planning of a sustainable wastewater reuse project involves multi-criteria that incorporate technical, economic, environmental and social ... Keywords: Decision Support Tool, Feasibility Assessment, Multi-Criteria Attributes, Wastewater Reuse

J.R. Adewumi, A.A. Ilemobade, J.E. van Zyl

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Validation of the Wind Energy Calculator (WEC) for use as a module in the larger Complimentary Energy Decision Support Tool (CEDST) project.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Complimentary Energy Decision Support Tool (CEDST) was conceived to be a renewable energy calculator designed specifically for rural sites and agricultural operations in Ontario,… (more)

Shaw, Stephanie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the US decision support tool for materials and waste management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) launched the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) in 2002 to help reduce waste and move towards more sustainable resource consumption. The objective of the RCC is to help communities, industries, and the public think in terms of materials management rather than waste disposal. Reducing cost, finding more efficient and effective strategies to manage municipal waste, and thinking in terms of materials management requires a holistic approach that considers life-cycle environmental tradeoffs. The US EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory has led the development of a municipal solid waste decision support tool (MSW-DST). The computer software can be used to calculate life-cycle environmental tradeoffs and full costs of different waste management or materials recovery programs. The environmental methodology is based on the use of life-cycle assessment and the cost methodology is based on the use of full-cost accounting. Life-cycle inventory (LCI) environmental impacts and costs are calculated from the point of collection, handling, transport, treatment, and disposal. For any materials that are recovered for recycling, offsets are calculated to reflect potential emissions savings from use of virgin materials. The use of the MSW-DST provides a standardized format and consistent basis to compare alternatives. This paper provides an illustration of how the MSW-DST can be used by evaluating ten management strategies for a hypothetical medium-sized community to compare the life-cycle environmental and cost tradeoffs. The LCI results from the MSW-DST are then used as inputs into another US EPA tool, the Tool for the reduction and assessment of chemical and other environmental impacts, to convert the LCI results into impact indicators. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate how the MSW-DST can be used to identify and balance multiple criteria (costs and environmental impacts) when evaluating options for materials and waste management. This type of approach is needed in identifying strategies that lead to reduced waste and more sustainable resource consumption. This helps to meet the goals established in the US EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge.

Thorneloe, Susan A. [US EPA/Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (MD E305-02), Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)], E-mail: thorneloe.susan@epa.gov; Weitz, Keith [RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)], E-mail: kaw@rti.org; Jambeck, Jenna [Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)], E-mail: jenna.jambeck@unh.edu

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDM-PAT: a decision support tool for the pre-assessment of CDM projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the major problems in selecting attractive Clean development mechanism (CDM) projects is the assessment of the potential projects regarding several eligibility criteria set by the CDM modalities and procedures as well as the assessment ... Keywords: DSS, clean development mechanism, energy decision support systems, energy efficiency, energy technology, pre-assessment, pre-evaluation, project proposals, renewable energy sources, sustainable development, web-based project assessment

Alexandros Flamos; Haris Doukas; Konstantinos D. Patlitzianas; John Psarras

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development - An Application on Alternative Fuels in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Region  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

Shropshire, D.E.; Cobb, D.A.; Worhach, P.; Jacobson, J.J.; Berrett, S.

2000-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a classification and decision-support tool for assessing lake hydromorphology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bridging the gap between policy aspirations and the ability of regulators to deliver robust evidence-based tools within affordable and realistic time-scales presents major challenges to the science community. Lake-MImAS (Morphological Impact Assessment ... Keywords: Ecological status, Hydromorphology, Lake habitat survey (LHS), Morphological condition limits (MCLs), Reference conditions, System capacity, Water framework directive (WFD)

J. S. Rowan; S. J. Greig; C. T. Armstrong; D. C. Smith; D. Tierney

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative transportation risk analysis based on available data/databases: decision support tools for hazardous materials transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Historical evidence has shown that incidents due to hazardous materials (HazMat) releases during transportation can lead to severe consequences. The public and some agencies such as the Department of Transportation (DOT) show an increasing concern with the hazard associated with HazMat transportation. Many hazards may be identified and controlled or eliminated through use of risk analysis. Transportation Risk Analysis (TRA) is a powerful tool in HazMat transportation decision support system. It is helpful in choosing among alternate routes by providing information on risks associated with each route, and in selecting appropriate risk reduction alternatives by demonstrating the effectiveness of various alternatives. Some methodologies have been developed to assess the transportation risk; however, most of those proposed methodologies are hard to employ directly by decision or policy makers. One major barrier is the lack of the match between available data/database analysis and the numerical methodologies for TRA. In this work methodologies to assess the transportation risk are developed based on the availability of data or databases. The match between the availability of data/databases and numerical TRA methodologies is pursued. Each risk component, including frequency, release scenario, and consequence, is assessed based on the available data/databases. The risk is measured by numerical algorithms step by step in the transportation network. Based on the TRA results, decisions on HazMat transportation could be made appropriately and reasonably. The combination of recent interest in expanding or building new facilities to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, along with increased awareness and concern about potential terrorist action, has raised questions about the potential consequences of incidents involving LNG transportation. One of those consequences, rapid phase transition (RPT), is studied in this dissertation. The incidents and experiments of LNG-water RPT and theoretical analysis about RPT mechanism are reviewed. Some other consequences, like pool spread and vapor cloud dispersion, are analyzed by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) model.

Qiao, Yuanhua

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support for financial forecasting  

SciTech Connect

A primary mission of the Budget Management Division of the Air Force is fiscal analysis. This involves formulating, justifying, and tracking financial data during budget preparation and execution. An essential requirement of this process is the ready availability and easy manipulation of past and current budget data. This necessitates the decentralization of the data. A prototypical system, BAFS (Budget Analysis and Forecasting System), that provides such a capability is presented. In its current state, the system is designed to be a decision support tool. A brief report of the budget decisions and activities is presented. The system structure and its major components are discussed. An insight into the implementation strategies and the tool used is provided. The paper concludes with a discussion of future enhancements and the system's evolution into an expert system. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Jairam, B.N.; Morris, J.D.; Emrich, M.L.; Hardee, H.K.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computeer-based decision support tools for evaluation of actions affecting flow and water quality in the San Joaquin Basin  

SciTech Connect

This document is a preliminary effort to draw together some of the important simulation models that are available to Reclamation or that have been developed by Reclamation since 1987. This document has also attempted to lay out a framework by which these models might be used both for the purposes for which they were originally intended and to support the analysis of other issues that relate to the hydrology and to salt and water quality management within the San Joaquin Valley. To be successful as components of a larger Decision Support System the models should to be linked together using custom designed interfaces that permit data sharing between models and that are easy to use. Several initiatives are currently underway within Reclamation to develop GIS - based and graphics - based decision support systems to improve the general level of understanding of the models currently in use, to standardize the methodology used in making planning and operations studies and to permit improved data analysis, interpretation and display. The decision support systems should allow greater participation in the planning process, allow the analysis of innovative actions that are currently difficult to study with present models and should lead to better integrated and more comprehensive plans and policy decisions in future years.

Quinn, N.W.T.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart-Swaps - A decision support system for multicriteria decision analysis with the even swaps method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a new web-based decision support tool called Smart-Swaps to support multicriteria decision analysis. The decision maker's preferences are elicited with the even swaps method, which is an elimination process based on value trade-offs. ... Keywords: Even swaps, Multicriteria decision analysis, Multicriteria decision support systems, Preference programming, Trade-offs

Jyri Mustajoki; Raimo P. Hämäläinen

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support for disaster management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

support system for disaster response and recovery usingJ (2006) Improving disaster response efforts with decisionSpringerlink.com Abstract Disaster response and recovery are

Rolland, Erik; Patterson, Raymond A.; Ward, Keith; Dodin, Bajis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Chemical Incident Response Plan (ECIRP). Appendix F, remediation analysis with Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for wide-area chemical hazards.  

SciTech Connect

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) commissioned an assessment of the Consequence Management (CM) plans in place on military bases for response to a chemical attack. The effectiveness of the CM plans for recovering from chemical incidents was modeled using a multiple Decision Support Tools (DSTs). First, a scenario was developed based on an aerial dispersion of a chemical agent over a wide-area of land. The extent of contamination was modeled with the Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) tool. Subsequently, the Analyzer for Wide Area Restoration Effectiveness (AWARE) tool was used to estimate the cost and time demands for remediation based on input of contamination maps, sampling and decontamination resources, strategies, rates and costs. The sampling strategies incorporated in the calculation were designed using the Visual Sample Plan (VSP) tool. Based on a gaps assessment and the DST remediation analysis, an Enhanced Chemical Incident Response Plan (ECIRP) was developed.

Hassig, Nancy L. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA); Pulsipher, Brent A. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA); Foltz, Greg W.; Hoette, Trisha Marie

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geographical Information System-Based Decision Tool.pub  

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Safety Security Vehicle Technologies Research Brief A geographical information system (GIS) based decision support tool that enables transportation planners to carry out...

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Decision tree module within decision support simulation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision trees are one of the most easy to use tools in decision analysis. Problems where decision tree branches are based on random variables have not received much attention. This paper introduces a successful application of a Special Purpose Simulation ...

Mohamed Moussa; Janaka Y. Ruwanpura; George Jergeas

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating and sharing clinical decision support content with Web 2.0: Issues and examples  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Clinical decision support is a powerful tool for improving healthcare quality and patient safety. However, developing a comprehensive package of decision support interventions is costly and difficult. If used well, Web 2.0 methods may make it easier ... Keywords: Computerized, Cooperative behavior, Decision making, Decision support systems, Decision support techniques, Hospital information systems, Medical records systems, clinical, computer-assisted

Adam Wright; David W. Bates; Blackford Middleton; Tonya Hongsermeier; Vipul Kashyap; Sean M. Thomas; Dean F. Sittig

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Jump to: navigation, search Logo: RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Name RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Agency/Company /Organization Natural Resources Canada Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Pathways analysis Website http://www.retscreen.net/ang/h References Centre Overview [1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. "The RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency projects. This objective is achieved by: developing decision-making tools (i.e. RETScreen

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Spatial decision support system for land assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: GIS, agriculture planning, artificial intelligence, decision support system, expert system, geoinformatics, geoinformation system, land evaluation, land use planning

Cláudio Chauke Nehme; Margareth Simões

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Warning Decision Support System–Integrated Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Warning Decision Support System–Integrated Information (WDSS-II) is the second generation of a system of tools for the analysis, diagnosis, and visualization of remotely sensed weather data. WDSS-II provides a number of automated algorithms ...

Valliappa Lakshmanan; Travis Smith; Gregory Stumpf; Kurt Hondl

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A GIS embedded decision support system for bicriteria location problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe and exemplify the embedment of a Geographical Information System (GIS) platform in a decision support tool previously developed for bicriteria location problems. When the facilities to be located have environmental effects, ...

Sérgio Fernandes; M. Eugénia Captivo; João N. Clímaco

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The strategic use of an information system in supporting architectural design decisions for a design firm  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis is to illustrate how a computer-based information system for supporting decision making, that is a Decision Support System (DSS), can be utilized as a strategic tool in architectural design for a firm. The ...

Liu, Lu, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DSOM (Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance ...  

Summary. Operations and maintenance (O&M) can make or break a business - especially with today's rising energy costs. DSOM® (Decision Support for ...

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A new integrated tool for complex decision making: Application to the UK energy sector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new integrated tool and decision support framework to approach complex problems resulting from the interaction of many multi-criteria issues. The framework is embedded in an integrated tool called OUTDO (Oxford University Tool for ... Keywords: Decision Support System, Energy and water, IBIS, MCDA

Julian David Hunt; René BañAres-AlcáNtara; David Hanbury

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can reduced processing decision support interfaces improve the decision-making of less-experienced incident commanders?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computer-based decision support systems have been proposed as a tool to improve the decision-making of less-experienced personnel by reducing the information processing demands necessary for decision-making. This study investigated the utility of three ... Keywords: Cognitive load, Decision-making, Experience, Expertise, Fire-fighting, Incident command

Nathan C. Perry; Mark W. Wiggins; Merilyn Childs; Gerard Fogarty

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Selected Research Issues in Decision Support Databases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A flurry of buzzwords awaits anyone investigating database technology for decision support: data warehouse, multidimensional and dimensional database, on-line analytical processing, star schema, slicing, dicing, drill-down and roll-up. We introduce ... Keywords: data warehouse, databases, decision-support, dimensional, multidimensional

David Maier; Mary Edie Meredith; Leonard Shapiro

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Paradigms for Medical Diagnostic Decision Support: A Survey and Future Directions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Use of computer based decision tools to aid clinical decision making, has been a primary goal of research in biomedical informatics. Research in the last five decades has led to the development of Medical Decision Support (MDS) applications using a variety ... Keywords: Clinical decision support, Computer aided, Medical diagnosis, Modeling

Kavishwar B. Wagholikar; Vijayraghavan Sundararajan; Ashok W. Deshpande

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Application of a Spreadsheet-Based Spatial Decision Support System SDSS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatial decision support systems SDSS are decision support tools which have been used widely in addressing complicated issues involving a spatial component. The use of SDSS has increased greatly over the last few decades especially in fields such as ... Keywords: Geographic Information Systems GIS, Microsoft Excel, Multi-Criteria, Spatial Decision Support System, Spreadsheet

Ramanathan Sugumaran; Dossay Oryspayev; John DeGroote

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Decision Support Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An effective protection of our environment is largely dependent on the quality of the available information used to make an appropriate decision. Problems arise when the quantities of available information are huge and nonuniform (i.e., coming from many ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, environmental decision support systems, problem solving

U. Cortés; M. Sànchez-Marrè; L. Ceccaroni; I. R-Roda; M. Poch

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and Lessons Learned Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and Lessons Learned Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Grid Assessment and Integration, Wind Topics: Best Practices Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices, Publications, Technical report Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/pdfs/doe_wind_integration_report.pdf

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Guidance Tools for Use in Nuclear Material Management Decisions Making  

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This paper describes the results of Recommendation 14 of the Integrated Nuclear Materials Management Plan (INMMP) which was the product of a management initiative at the highest levels of the Department of Energy responding to a congressional directive to accelerate the work of achieving integration and cutting long-term costs associated with the management of nuclear materials, with the principal focus on excess materials. The INMMP provided direction to ''Develop policy-level decision support tools to support long-term planning and decision making.'' To accomplish this goal a team from the Savannah River Site, Sandia National Laboratories, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), and the U.S. Department of Energy experienced in the decision-making process developed a Guidebook to Decision-Making Methods. The goal of the team organized to implement Recommendation 14 was to instill transparency, consistency, rigor, and discipline in the DOE decision process. The guidebook introduces a process and a selection of proven methods for disciplined decision-making so that the results are clearer, more transparent, and easier for reviewers to understand and accept. It was written to set a standard for a consistent decision process.

Johnson, G. V.; Baker, D. J.; Sorenson, K. B.; Boeke, S. G.

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Group decision support using Toulmin argument structures  

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This paper addresses the need for sound science, technology, and management assessment relative to environmental policy decision making through an approach that involves a logical structure for evidence, a framed decision-making process, and an environment that encourages group participation. Toulmin-based logic possesses these characteristics and is used as the basis for development of a group decision support system. This system can support several user groups, such as pesticide policy-making experts, who can use the support system to state arguments for or against an important policy issue, and pest management experts, who can use the system to assist in identifying and evaluating alternatives for controlling pests on agricultural commodities. The resulting decision support system assists in improving the clarity of the lines of reasoning used in specific situations; the warrants, grounds, and backings that are used to support claims and specific lines of reasoning; and the contradictions, rebuttals, and arguments surrounding each step in the reasoning process associated with evaluating a claim or counterclaim. Experts and decisions makers with differing views can better understand each other`s thought processes. The net effect is enhanced communications and understanding of the whole picture and, in many cases, consensus on decisions to be taken.

Janssen, T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)]|[George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (United States). School of Information Technology and Engineering; Sage, A.P. [George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (United States). School of Information Technology and Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for ...  

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Free Online Tool Aids Decisions on Fire Sprinkler Systems for Homes. From NIST Tech Beat: April 12, 2011. ...

2011-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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NPV-based decision support in multi-objective design using evolutionary algorithms  

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Optimum design problems are frequently formulated using a single excellence criterion (minimum mass or similar) with evolutionary algorithms engaged as decision-support tools. Alternatively, multi-objective formulations are used with a posteriori decision-making ... Keywords: Decision support, Design optimization, Multi-layer sandwich plates, Multi-objective, Net Present Value

Damir Vu?ina; eljan Lozina; Frane Vlak

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology-Based Tools That Facilitate Data-Driven Decision Making  

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In this paper, we describe how technology-based tools support data-driven decision making in US schools. We examine how three different applications used in six different school districts either impede or facilitate decision making by educators across ... Keywords: Data-Driven Decision Making, Technology Applications, Theoretical Model

Ellen B. Mandinach; Margaret Honey; Daniel Light; Juliette Heinze; Luz Rivas

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Community-Driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs  

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Community-Driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Community-Driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Community-driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Agency/Company /Organization: International Fund for Agricultural Development Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.ifad.org/english/cdd/pub/decisiontools.pdf Community-driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Screenshot References: Community-Driven Development Decision Tools[1] Overview "The CDD Decision Tools is the final outcome of a series of studies conducted from 2003-08 by IFAD on the CDD activities and approaches it sponsors in a number of countries in Western and Central Africa (WCA). The

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Demonstration of Decision Tool for Selection of Transmission Poles  

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EPRI and member utilities requested Battelle to develop a comprehensive screening tool (CST) for comparing different types of utility transmission poles by modifying the decision tool previously demonstrated on distribution poles. The completed decision tool permits utilities to evaluate transmission pole options using 26 criteria divided among three evaluation groups for engineering/technical performance, life-cycle cost/economics, and environmental profile. The decision tool allows utilities to evaluat...

2007-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Tool support for CSP-CASL  

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This work presents the design of the specification language CSP-CASL, and the design and implementation of parsing and static analysis tools for that language. CSP-CASL is an extension of the algebraic specification language CASL, adding support for the specification of reactive systems in the style of the process algebra CSP. While CSP-CASL has been described and used in previous works, we present the first formal description of the language’s syntax and static semantics. Indeed, this is the first formalisation of the static semantics of any CSP-like language of which we are aware. We describe CSP-CASL both informally and formally. We introduce and systematically describe its various components, with examples, and consider various design decisions made along the way. On the formal side, we present grammars for its abstract and concrete syntax, specify its static semantics in the style of natural semantics, and formulate a solution to the problem of computation of local top elements of CSP-CASL specifications. Going on, we describe tool support for the language, as implemented using the functional programming language Haskell; in particular, we have a parser utilising the monadic combinator library Parsec, and a static analyser directly implementing our static semantics in Haskell. The implementation extends HETS, an existing toolset for specifications written in heterogeneous combinations of languages based on CASL. Declaration This work has not been previously accepted in substance for any degree and is not being concurrently submitted in candidature for any degree.

Andy Gimblett

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commentary: Clinical decision support: Converging toward an integrated architecture  

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Highlights: @? We study the research efforts of Clinical Decision Support for the last twenty years. @? We examine why there are so many definitions and architectures in CDS literature. @? We find that the CDS architectures are coalescing toward an integrated ... Keywords: Clinical decision making, Clinical decision support, Decision support system

Arun Sen; Amarnath Banerjee; Atish P. Sinha; Manish Bansal

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of a decision support system for competitive electricity markets  

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In this paper we describe software which could be used as a decision support tool for decision makers in competitive electricity markets. The tool is based on the behavior of the competitors in the market, thus many different parameters around them are ... Keywords: Competitive electricity markets, Simulation model, Spot prices

Julia Sancho; Joaquín Sánchez-Soriano; Juan Antonio Chazarra; Juan Aparicio

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Decision Tool for Screening Eight Distribution Poles  

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This report updates the previously developed Poles Decision Tool (PDT) and demonstrates its use for eight distribution poles. The completed decision tool permits utilities to evaluate distribution pole options using 26 criteria divided between three evaluation groups for engineering/technical performance, life cycle cost/economics, and environmental profile. The decision tool allows utilities to make a comprehensive evaluation of distribution pole options in an organized and semi-quantitative fashion acr...

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Application and performance analysis of neural networks for decision support in conceptual design  

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This paper analyzes the use of feedforward multilayer perceptron neural networks in the support of the decision process during the conceptual design phase of engineering systems. A user friendly software tool is proposed in order to increase the quality ... Keywords: Conceptual design, Decision support, Neural networks

Ivo M. L. Ferreira; Paulo J. S. Gil

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dialectic decision support systems: System design and empirical evaluation  

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Many complex and unstructured decisions are hindered by a lack of clear understanding of various underlying assumptions and perspectives involved in the decision process. At present, the traditional decision support systems (DSS) pay little attention ... Keywords: Assumption elicitation, Devil's advocacy, Dialectic decision support systems, Dialectic inquiry, Intelligent agent

Suprasith Jarupathirun; Fatemeh "Mariam" Zahedi

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system for green data centers  

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In this paper, we propose a decision support system for green computing in data centers on campuses. Green computing aims at the development of technologies for a greener and more sustainable planet. In this work we focus on the greening of data centers ... Keywords: data centers, decision support systems, decision trees, green information technology

Michael J. Pawlish; Aparna S. Varde

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Debiasing investors with decision support systems: An experimental investigation  

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This research presents evidence that decision support systems can play an important role in debiasing behaviorally-challenged investors. An empirical study involving 119 participants provides strong evidence for the existence of cognitive biases in investment ... Keywords: Cognitive biases, Decision support systems, Investment decision making

Gokul Bhandari; Khaled Hassanein; Richard Deaves

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator | Open  

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Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Agency/Company /Organization: Ventana Systems Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sustainability Institute Partner: United States Department of Energy Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application, Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: climateinteractive.org/simulations/C-ROADS Cost: Free

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An agent-based decision support system for wholesale electricity market  

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Application software has been developed for analyzing and understanding a dynamic price change in the US wholesale power market. Traders can use the software as an effective decision-making tool by modeling and simulating a power market. The software ... Keywords: Agent-based approach, Decision support software, Electricity market, Machine learning

Toshiyuki Sueyoshi; Gopalakrishna R. Tadiparthi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Stranded Biogas Decision Tool for Fuel  

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Stranded Biogas Decision Tool for Fuel Cell Co-Production Stranded Biogas Decision Tool for Fuel Cell Co-Production Project Summary Full Title: Stranded Biogas Decision Tool for Fuel Cell Co-Production Project ID: 257 Principal Investigator: Michael Ulsh Brief Description: This project will explore the feasibility and utility of using stranded biogas resources in fuel cell co-production networks as well as lay the basis for development of analysis and decision-making tools for potential biogas sources and energy end-users to evaluate the economic feasibility of deploying these systems. Performer Principal Investigator: Michael Ulsh Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Address: 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, CO 80401 Telephone: 303-275-3842 Email: michael.ulsh@nrel.gov Website: http://www.nrel.gov

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Decision support for integrated water-energy planning.  

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Currently, electrical power generation uses about 140 billion gallons of water per day accounting for over 39% of all freshwater withdrawals thus competing with irrigated agriculture as the leading user of water. Coupled to this water use is the required pumping, conveyance, treatment, storage and distribution of the water which requires on average 3% of all electric power generated. While water and energy use are tightly coupled, planning and management of these fundamental resources are rarely treated in an integrated fashion. Toward this need, a decision support framework has been developed that targets the shared needs of energy and water producers, resource managers, regulators, and decision makers at the federal, state and local levels. The framework integrates analysis and optimization capabilities to identify trade-offs, and 'best' alternatives among a broad list of energy/water options and objectives. The decision support framework is formulated in a modular architecture, facilitating tailored analyses over different geographical regions and scales (e.g., national, state, county, watershed, NERC region). An interactive interface allows direct control of the model and access to real-time results displayed as charts, graphs and maps. Ultimately, this open and interactive modeling framework provides a tool for evaluating competing policy and technical options relevant to the energy-water nexus.

Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Kobos, Peter Holmes; Castillo, Cesar; Hart, William Eugene; Klise, Geoffrey T.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical infrastructure protection decision support system decision model : overview and quick-start user's guide.  

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The Critical Infrastructure Protection Decision Support System Decision Model (CIPDSS-DM) is a useful tool for comparing the effectiveness of alternative risk-mitigation strategies on the basis of CIPDSS consequence scenarios. The model is designed to assist analysts and policy makers in evaluating and selecting the most effective risk-mitigation strategies, as affected by the importance assigned to various impact measures and the likelihood of an incident. A typical CIPDSS-DM decision map plots the relative preference of alternative risk-mitigation options versus the annual probability of an undesired incident occurring once during the protective life of the investment, assumed to be 20 years. The model also enables other types of comparisons, including a decision map that isolates a selected impact variable and displays the relative preference for the options of interest--parameterized on the basis of the contribution of the isolated variable to total impact, as well as the likelihood of the incident. Satisfaction/regret analysis further assists the analyst or policy maker in evaluating the confidence with which one option can be selected over another.

Samsa, M.; Van Kuiken, J.; Jusko, M.; Decision and Information Sciences

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Decision Tool for Green Energy Investment in the Pioneer Valley.  

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??We present the process followed to create a decision-aid tool for use in renewable energy and energy efficiency investment decisions. Our tool is targeted at… (more)

Ewing, Benjamin R

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NRC Research to Support Regulatory Decisions Related to ...  

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Presentation Title, NRC Research to Support Regulatory Decisions Related to Subsequent License Renewal Periods. Author(s), C. E. (Gene) Carpenter. On-

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Demonstration of Decision Tool for Selection of Distribution Poles  

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This report describes a Comprehensive Screening Tool (CST) for comparing different types of utility distribution poles. The completed tool permits utilities to evaluate distribution pole options using 26 criteria divided into engineering/technical performance, life cycle cost/economics, and environmental profile groups. The decision tool allows utilities to make a comprehensive evaluation of distribution pole options in an organized and semi-quantitative fashion across the full life cycle of the poles, i...

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support for containing pandemic propagation  

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This research addresses complexities inherent in dynamic decision making settings represented by global disasters such as influenza pandemics. By coupling a theoretically grounded Equation-Based Modeling (EBM) approach with more practically nuanced Agent-Based ... Keywords: Dynamic decision making, multiagent simulation, pandemics, public health, resource allocation

Hina Arora; T. S. Raghu; Ajay Vinze

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy decision support system for ship lock control  

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This paper presents the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for the management of ship locks that relies on fuzzy logic. It contains a brief overview of the history and the construction of locks and basic information related to fuzzy logic, ... Keywords: Decision support, Fuzzy control, SCADA, Ship lock

Vladimir Bugarski; Todor Ba?Kali?; Uroš Kuzmanov

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A demand-responsive decision support system for coal transportation  

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In this paper, a demand-responsive decision support system is proposed by integrating the operations of coal shipment, coal stockpiles and coal railing within a whole system. A generic and flexible scheduling optimisation methodology is developed to ... Keywords: Coal shipment, Coal stockpiles, Coal train scheduling, Decision support system, Mine transportation

Erhan Kozan; Shi Qiang Liu

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a decision support system for sustainable cage aquaculture  

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A decision support system to assist cage aquaculture managers is presented. The system enables managers to perform four essential tasks: (i) site classification, (ii) site selection, (iii) holding capacity determination, and (iv) economic appraisal of ... Keywords: Decision support, Economic appraisal, Holding capacity, Site selection, Sustainable cage aquacultures

Halmar Halide; A. Stigebrandt; M. Rehbein; A. D. McKinnon

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Save Energy Now Webcast: ITP Software Decision Tools Awareness  

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ITP Software Decision Tools Awareness ITP Software Decision Tools Awareness Presented by Bill Orthwein October 23, 2008 ITP Software Decision Tools Awareness Together with our industry partners, we strive to: * Accelerate adoption of the many energy-efficient technologies and practices available today * Conduct vigorous technology innovation to radically improve future energy diversity, resource efficiency, and carbon mitigation * Promote a corporate culture of energy efficiency and carbon management What Is the Industrial Technologies Program ? The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) is the lead federal agency responsible for improving energy efficiency in the largest energy-using sector of the country. Industrial Sector National Initiative Goal: Drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017.

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Effective evacuation support using IT tools  

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The contribution deals with the possibilities of using information technologies as supporting tools to make the process of evacuation of populations from endangered areas more effective. The major shift from the present state should be done above all ... Keywords: FLOREON+, SFVI, electronic sirens, evacuation, flood, protection of population

Pavel Senovsky; Ales Bernatik; Michail Senovsky

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Respective Roles of Risk and Decision Analyses in Decision Support  

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Decision support models help structure and inform complex choices under uncertainty. Two classic models are risk analysis and decision analysis. Risk analysis is understood here as risk characterization, and in some cases, the identification and benefit ... Keywords: decision analysis, preferences, probability, risk analysis, uncertainty, utility

M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell; Robin L. Dillon

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for decision support in systems architecting  

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The objective of this thesis is to provide a method and tool to leverage computational resources to empower a systems architect to reason about architectural decisions more comprehensively and effectively compared to ...

Simmons, Willard Lennox

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Storage Valuation Methodology and Supporting Tool  

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Ben Kaun Ben Kaun Sr. Project Engineer Electricity Advisory Committee: Storage Valuation Panel 6-6-13 Energy Storage Valuation Methodology and Supporting Tool 2 © 2013 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) * Independent, non-profit, collaborative research institute, with full spectrum electric industry coverage * EPRI members represent ~90% of energy delivered in the U.S. * Energy Storage Research Program has over 30 funding utility members 3 © 2013 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. Storage Valuation Can be Confusing! Renewable Integration Frequency Regulation Spinning Reserve Resource Adequacy Asset Utilization Voltage Support Reduced GHG? Lower Production Costs

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Voter-centered design: Toward a voter decision support system  

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Electronic voting support systems should not focus only on ballot casting and recording. Instead, a user-centered perspective should be adopted for the design of a system that supports information gathering, organizing and sharing, deliberation, decision ... Keywords: Electronic voting, digital government, social filtering, voter support system

Scott P. Robertson

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decisions in the perspective automated artillery fire support  

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This paper is focused on decisions in the future Automated Artillery Fire Support Control System. Artillery units of the Army of the Czech Republic, reflecting current global security neighborhood, can be used outside the Czech Republic. The paper presents ...

M. Blaha; L. Potužák

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Applying Risk Based Tools to Maintenance Decision Needs  

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This is a progress report to describe the needs of EPRI members, based on survey, and the availability of Risk Analysis tools. Included in this report is the superposition of the tools available on the needs of the users using a resolution category scale of Qualitative, Semi-Quantitative and Fully-Quantitative Risk Analysis. In addition a brief description is given of the Risk Analysis and supporting tools available.

2004-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Online Produced Water Treatment Catalog and Decision Tool  

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The objective of this project was to create an internet-based Water Treatment Technology Catalog and Decision Tool that will increase production, decrease costs and enhance environmental protection. This is to be accomplished by pairing an operator's water treatment cost and capacity needs to specific water treatments. This project cataloged existing and emerging produced water treatment technologies and allows operators to identify the most cost-effective approaches for managing their produced water. The tool captures the cost and capabilities of each technology and the disposal and beneficial use options for each region. The tool then takes location, chemical composition, and volumetric data for the operator's water and identifies the most cost effective treatment options for that water. Regulatory requirements or limitations for each location are also addressed. The Produced Water Treatment Catalog and Decision Tool efficiently matches industry decision makers in unconventional natural gas basins with: 1) appropriate and applicable water treatment technologies for their project, 2) relevant information on regulatory and legal issues that may impact the success of their project, and 3) potential beneficial use demands specific to their project area. To ensure the success of this project, it was segmented into seven tasks conducted in three phases over a three year period. The tasks were overseen by a Project Advisory Council (PAC) made up of stakeholders including state and federal agency representatives and industry representatives. ALL Consulting has made the catalog and decision tool available on the Internet for the final year of the project. The second quarter of the second budget period, work was halted based on the February 18, 2011 budget availability; however previous project deliverables were submitted on time and the deliverables for Task 6 and 7 were completed ahead of schedule. Thus the application and catalog were deployed to the public Internet. NETL did not provide additional funds and work on the project stopped on February 18, 2011. NETL ended the project on March 31, 2012.

J. Arthur

2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems | Department of Energy  

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The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word -...

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BiomDI - Software tools supporting Standard Biometric Data ...  

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BiomDI - Software Tools supporting Standard Biometric Data Interchange Formats. Utilities for processing of biometric data ...

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of GIS in Decision Support Systems  

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GIS in GIS in Decision Support Systems Jeremy Smith Weather Camera Rail Bridge T k Mile Post Traffic Truck Origin Destination Route Alternatives Roadway Time Pavement Incidents Closures Patterns of Business Behavior Patterns of Business Behavior Data Management Planning & Analysis Field Mobility Operational Awareness Stakeholder Engagement R i l E t i R i l E t i Transform Data Collect, Organize, Get Information Disseminate Get Feedback and Regional Enterprise Regional Enterprise Transform Data Into Actionable Information Collect, Organize, & Exchange Data Get Information Into and Out of the Field Disseminate Information Where and When it is Needed Get Feedback and Make Informed Decisions Decision Support GIS Integration & Workflows GIS Integration & Analysis Framework Regional Data Sources Weather

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Evaluating capacity and expansion opportunities at tank farm: a decision support system using discrete event simulation  

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This paper presents a discrete event simulation based Decision Support System to evaluate tank farm operations. The Decision Support System was developed in order to reduce capital expenditures and assist in decision making for assessing the impact of ...

Bikram Sharda; Adriana Vazquez

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data mining: support for making decisions in public institutions  

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The investment of public institutions in wind power plants or in any type of power plants implies the necessity to justify their financial feasibility. This is done by estimating all the benefits and costs during the life cycle. In order to estimate ... Keywords: data mining (DM), decision support systems (DSS), measured weather parameters, wind power forecast, wind power plant (WPP)

Bâra Adela; Lungu Ion; Oprea Simona Vasilica

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Decision Support in a Petrochemical Production Environment  

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Sasol, an integrated energy and chemicals company based in South Africa, leads the world in producing liquid fuels from natural gas and coal. Sasol faces many challenges, such as stricter fuel specifications, fluctuating oil and gas prices, and unique ... Keywords: application, data analysis, decision support, petrochemical, probability, simulations, statistics, stochastic model applications

Marlize Meyer; Hylton Robinson; Michele Fisher; Anette van der Merwe; Gerrit Streicher; Johan Janse van Rensburg; Hentie van den Berg; Esmi Dreyer; Jaco Joubert; Gerkotze Bonthuys; Ruan Rossouw; Willem Louw; Lorraine van Deventer; Cecile Wykes; Ebert Cawood

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing shape analysis tools to assist complex spatial decision making  

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The objective of this research was to develop and implement a shape identification measure within a geographic information system, specifically one that incorporates analytical modeling for site location planning. The application that was developed incorporated a location model within a raster-based GIS, which helped address critical performance issues for the decision support system. Binary matrices, which approximate the object`s geometrical form, are passed over the grided data structure and allow identification of irregular and regularly shaped objects. Lastly, the issue of shape rotation is addressed and is resolved by constructing unique matrices corresponding to the object`s orientation

Mackey, H.E. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States); Ehler, G.B.; Cowen, D. [South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (United States)

1996-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of support system failure limitations on probabilistic safety assessment and in regulatory decision making  

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When used as a tool for safety decision making, Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) is as effective as it realistically characterizes the overall frequency and consequences of various types of system and component failures. If significant support system failure events are omitted from consideration, the PSA process omits the characterization of possible unique contributors to core damage risk, possibly underestimates the frequency of core damage, and reduces the future utility of the PSA as a decision making tool for the omitted support system. This paper is based on a review of several recent US PSA studies and the author's participation in several International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sponsored peer reviews. 21 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

Bickel, J.H.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for an intelligent decision support system: A case in pathology test ordering  

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Decision context, knowledge management, decision makers, and decision strategy are fundamental components for understanding decision support systems (DSSs). This paper describes the specific case of designing a framework for an intelligent DSS in the ... Keywords: Case-based reasoning, Decision support, General practice, Knowledge discovery, Pathology ordering

Zoe Y. Zhuang, Carla L. Wilkin, Andrzej Ceglowski

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bi-objective optimization of the intermodal terminal location problem as a policy-support tool  

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Determining the optimal layout of an intermodal terminal network, more specifically the optimal locations of the terminals, is a complicated matter that requires adequate decision support tools. In this paper, a bi-objective model is developed, minimizing ... Keywords: Bi-objective optimization, GRASP, Intermodal terminal location, Metaheuristics

Kenneth SöRensen; Christine Vanovermeire

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weed Manager-A model-based decision support system for weed management in arable crops  

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Weed Manager is a model-based decision support system to assist arable farmers and advisers in weed control decisions on two time scales: within a single season and over several years in a rotation. The single season decision is supported by a wheat ... Keywords: Decision support, Dynamic programming, Heuristics, Models, Optimisation, Stochastic, Weeds

D. J. Parsons; L. R. Benjamin; J. Clarke; D. Ginsburg; A. Mayes; A. E. Milne; D. J. Wilkinson

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Specification of an Information Delivery Tool to Support Optimal...  

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Media Contacts Specification of an Information Delivery Tool to Support Optimal Holistic Environmental and Energy Management in Buildings Title Specification of an Information...

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Using Performance Tools to Support Experiments in (HPC) Resilience...  

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Tools to Support Experiments in (HPC) Resilience November 01, 2013 The high performance computing (HPC) community is working to address concerns associated with fault...

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Sustainable Transportation Decision-Making: Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) and Total Cost Analysis  

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Building a new infrastructure facility requires a significant amount of time and expense. This is particularly true for investments in transportation for their longstanding and great degree of impact on society. The scope of time and money involved does not mean, however, we only focus on the economies of scale and may ignore other aspects of the built environment. To this extent, how can we achieve a more balanced perspective in infrastructure decision-making? In addition, what aspects should be considered when making more sustainable decisions about transportation investments? These two questions are the foundations of this study. This dissertation shares its process in part with a previous research project – Texas Urban Triangle (TUT). Although the TUT research generated diverse variables and created possible implementations of spatial decision support system (SDSS), the methodology still demands improvement. The current method has been developed to create suitable routes but is not designed to rank or make comparisons. This is admittedly one of the biggest shortfalls in the general SDSS approach, but is also where I see as an opportunity to make alternative interpretation more comprehensive and effective. The main purpose of this dissertation is to develop a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) that will lead to more balanced decision-making in transportation investment and optimize the most sustainable high-speed rail (HSR) route. The decision support system developed here explicitly elaborates the advantages and disadvantages of a transportation corridor in three particular perspectives: construction (fixed costs); operation (maintenance costs); and externalities (social and environmental costs), with a specific focus on environmental externalities. Considering more environmental features in rail routing will offset short-term economic losses and creates more sustainable environments in long-term infrastructure planning.

Kim, Hwan Yong

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SANDS: A service-oriented architecture for clinical decision support in a National Health Information Network  

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In this paper, we describe and evaluate a new distributed architecture for clinical decision support called SANDS (Service-oriented Architecture for NHIN Decision Support), which leverages current health information exchange efforts and is based on the ... Keywords: Clinical decision making, Computer communication networks/standards, Computer-assisted decision support techniques, Computerized decision support systems, Hospital information systems, Information systems/organization & administration/standards, Medical records systems, Systems integration

Adam Wright; Dean F. Sittig

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design document for landfill capping Prototype Decision Support System. Draft 1.0  

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The overall objective of the Prototype Decision Support System for shallow land burial project is to ``Develop a Decision Support System tool which incorporates simulation modeling and multi-objective decision theory for the purpose of designing and evaluating alternative trench cap designs for mixed waste landfill covers. The goal is to improve the quality of technical information used by the risk manager to select landfill cover designs while taking into account technological, economical, and regulatory factors.`` The complexity of the technical and non-technical information, and how the information varies in importance across sites, points to the need for decision analysis tools that provide a common basis for integrating, synthesizing, and valuing the decision input. Because the cost of remediating thousands of contaminated DOE sites is projected to be in the 10`s--100`s of billions of dollars, methods will be needed to establish cleanup priorities and to help in the selection and evaluation of cost effective remediation alternatives. Even at this early stage in DOE`s cleanup program, it is certain that capping technologies will be heavily relied upon to remediate the 3000+ landfills on DOE property. Capping is favored in remediating most DOE landfills because, based on preliminary baseline risk assessments, human and ecological risks are considered to be low at most of these sites and the regulatory requirements for final closure of old landfills can be met using a well designed cap to isolate the buried waste. This report describes a program plan to design, develop, and test a decision support system (DSS) for assisting the DOE risk manager in evaluating capping alternatives for radioactive and hazardous waste landfills. The DOE DSS will incorporate methods for calculating, integrating and valuing technical, regulatory, and economic criteria.

Stone, J.J.; Paige, G.; Hakonson, T.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Lane, L.J. [USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ (United State)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolve: tool support for architecture evolution  

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Incremental change is intrinsic to both the initial development and subsequent evolution of large complex software systems. Evolve is a graphical design tool that captures this incremental change in the definition of software architecture. It ... Keywords: software architecture evolution

Andrew McVeigh; Jeff Kramer; Jeff Magee

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Intelligent Decision Support - a Review, Int  

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Cognitive maps have been utilised in decision analysis in the past. More recently fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs) have been proposed as an alternative to knowledge-based expert systems for representing and analysing complex systems. Increasing interest in adaptive systems, in the form of artificial neural networks, has also focussed attention on FCMs. This paper presents an overview of the evolution of this relatively new tool in decision analysis. A brief account of the structure, operation and use of FCMs are given with examples of some recent work done in the field. The advantage of FCM-based systems in terms of their relative ease of development, dynamic nature and adaptive potential are highlighted. 1.

M Shamim Khan; Alex Chong; Mohammed Quaddus

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Supporting creativity with powerful composition tools for artifacts and performances  

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Modern software such as word processors, slide preparation/presentation tools, or music composition packages are designed to produce artifacts or performances. Now, some designers are expanding their goals to include creativity support into their software. This essay builds on the genex framework for creativity, which has four phases and eight activities. It focuses on the composition activity by considering tools to support initiation, revision, and evaluation. Some existing tools provide partial support that suggests ways in which to develop more ambitious low, middle, and high level tools. The goal is to enable more people to be more creative more of the time.

Ben Shneiderman

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for decision analysis support on complex waste management issues  

SciTech Connect

A software system called the Waste Flow Analysis has been developed and applied to complex environmental management processes for the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). The system can evaluate proposed methods of waste retrieval, treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal. Analysts can evaluate various scenarios to see the impacts to waste slows and schedules, costs, and health and safety risks. Decision analysis capabilities have been integrated into the system to help identify preferred alternatives based on a specific objectives may be to maximize the waste moved to final disposition during a given time period, minimize health risks, minimize costs, or combinations of objectives. The decision analysis capabilities can support evaluation of large and complex problems rapidly, and under conditions of variable uncertainty. The system is being used to evaluate environmental management strategies to safely disposition wastes in the next ten years and reduce the environmental legacy resulting from nuclear material production over the past forty years.

Shropshire, D.E.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision making technical support study for the US Army's Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program  

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This report examines the adequacy of current command and control systems designed to make timely decisions that would enable sufficient warning and protective response to an accident at the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland, and at Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), Arkansas. Institutional procedures designed to facilitate rapid accident assessment, characterization, warning, notification, and response after the onset of an emergency and computer-assisted decision-making aids designed to provide salient information to on- and-off-post emergency responders are examined. The character of emergency decision making at APG and PBA, as well as potential needs for improvements to decision-making practices, procedures, and automated decision-support systems (ADSSs), are described and recommendations are offered to guide equipment acquisition and improve on- and off-post command and control relationships. We recommend that (1) a continued effort be made to integrate on- and off-post command control, and decision-making procedures to permit rapid decision making; (2) the pathways for alert and notification among on- and off-post officials be improved and that responsibilities and chain of command among off-post agencies be clarified; (3) greater attention be given to organizational and social context factors that affect the adequacy of response and the likelihood that decision-making systems will work as intended; and (4) faster improvements be made to on-post ADSSs being developed at APG and PBA, which hold considerable promise for depicting vast amounts of information. Phased development and procurement of computer-assisted decision-making tools should be undertaken to balance immediate needs against available resources and to ensure flexibility, equity among sites, and compatibility among on- and off-post systems. 112 refs., 6 tabs.

Feldman, D.L.; Dobson, J.E.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting multi-criteria decisions based on a hierarchical structure by taking advantage of acquired knowledge  

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In this paper, an approach to decision making is described. It combines a knowledge acquisition technique, a multi-attribute decision making technique, a validation technique and a machine learning algorithm. The suggested system is an extension of a ... Keywords: E-commerce assistant, Hierarchical decision support systems, Knowledge driven decision support systems, Product search assistant

J. J. Castro-Schez; R. Miguel; V. Herrera; J. A. Albusac

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision-Making Support System Effectiveness: the Process to Outcome Link  

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Many information systems are available to directly support decision-making.ï¾ ï¾ The various frameworks have engendered a variety of models to evaluate system effectiveness.ï¾ ï¾ Disparate results have been reported from the use of these models, and ... Keywords: DSS Effectiveness, Decision Support Systems, Decision Theory, Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Guisseppi A. Forgionne

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Designing creativity tools to support business innovation  

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There are a wide range of approaches and organizations, which have the common aim of supporting SME's to deliver new products and services. This paper examines the various approaches which have been taken and in particular describes the work of The Centre ... Keywords: creativity, design thinking, serious play, service TRIZ, service design

Julian Malins; Graham Grant

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Methodology for the use of DSSAT models for precision agriculture decision support  

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A prototype decision support system (DSS) called Apollo was developed to assist researchers in using the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) crop growth models to analyze precision farming datasets. Because the DSSAT models are ... Keywords: Crop models, DSSAT, Decision support system, Precision farming, Prescriptions

Kelly R. Thorp; Kendall C. DeJonge; Amy L. Kaleita; William D. Batchelor; Joel O. Paz

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Augmented cognition tool for rapid military decision making.  

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This report describes the laboratory directed research and development work to model relevant areas of the brain that associate multi-modal information for long-term storage for the purpose of creating a more effective, and more automated, association mechanism to support rapid decision making. Using the biology and functionality of the hippocampus as an analogy or inspiration, we have developed an artificial neural network architecture to associate k-tuples (paired associates) of multimodal input records. The architecture is composed of coupled unimodal self-organizing neural modules that learn generalizations of unimodal components of the input record. Cross modal associations, stored as a higher-order tensor, are learned incrementally as these generalizations form. Graph algorithms are then applied to the tensor to extract multi-modal association networks formed during learning. Doing so yields a novel approach to data mining for knowledge discovery. This report describes the neurobiological inspiration, architecture, and operational characteristics of our model, and also provides a real world terrorist network example to illustrate the model's functionality.

Taylor, Shawn Ellis; Bernard, Michael Lewis; Verzi, Stephen J.; Dubicka, Irene; Vineyard, Craig Michael

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Hybrid Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation Decision Support System for Breast Cancer Data Analysis " presented at the ICICT  

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Abstract—In this paper, we present a novel technique of building hybrid decision support systems which integrates traditional decision support systems with agent based models for use in breast cancer analysis for better prediction and recommendation. Our system is based on using queries from data (converted to a standardized electronic template) to provide for simulation variables in an agent-based model. The goal is to develop an ICT tool to assist non-specialist biologist researcher users in performing analysis of large amounts of data by applying simple simulation techniques. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this novel decision support system, an extensive breast cancer data collection exercise was carried out with the support of Hospitals in a previously unexplored region. The collected data was subsequently integrated in an electronic medical record filing system for patients. We also demonstrate the application of agent based modeling and simulation techniques for building simulation models of tumor growth and treatment. Our proposed decision support system also provides a comprehensive query tool which facilitates the use of retrieved data in statistical tools 2 for subsequent interpretation and analysis. A I.

Amnah Siddiqa; Muaz Niazi; Farah Mustafa; Habib Bokhari; Amir Hussain; Noreen Akram; Shabnum Shaheen; Fouzia Ahmed; Sarah Iqbal

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A process-driven tool to support online dispute resolution  

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This demonstration shows a prototype tool that projects an impression of how execution of a formally defined process will facilitate dispute resolution. Tool flexibility supports projecting the look and feel of a range of different processes, facilitating ... Keywords: dispute resolution, grievance mediation, online dispute resolution, participatory design, process, process technology, prototyping

Lori Clarke; Alan Gaitenby; Daniel Gyllstrom; Ethan Katsh; Matthew Marzilli; Leon J. Osterweil; Norman K. Sondheimer; Leah Wing; Alexander Wise; Daniel Rainey

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Spatio-temporal Visualization for Environmental Decision Support  

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Traditional visualization of earth surface features has been addressed through visual exploration, analysis, synthesis, and presentation of observable geospatial data. However, characterizing the changes in their observable and unobservable properties of geospatial features is critical for planning and policy formulation. Recent approaches are addressing modeling and visualization of the temporal dynamics that describe observed and/or predicted physical and socioeconomic processes using vast volumes of earth observation (imagery and other geophysical) data from remote sensor networks. This paper provides an overview of selected geospatial modeling and simulation, exploratory analysis of earth observation data, and high performance visualization research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for developing novel data driven approaches for geospatial knowledge discovery and visualization relevant to environmental decision support.

Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL; Shankar, Mallikarjun [ORNL; Sorokine, Alexandre [ORNL; Ganguly, Auroop R [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support systems and methods for complex networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and systems for automated decision support in analyzing operation data from a complex network. Embodiments of the present invention utilize these algorithms and techniques not only to characterize the past and present condition of a complex network, but also to predict future conditions to help operators anticipate deteriorating and/or problem situations. In particular, embodiments of the present invention characterize network conditions from operation data using a state estimator. Contingency scenarios can then be generated based on those network conditions. For at least a portion of all of the contingency scenarios, risk indices are determined that describe the potential impact of each of those scenarios. Contingency scenarios with risk indices are presented visually as graphical representations in the context of a visual representation of the complex network. Analysis of the historical risk indices based on the graphical representations can then provide trends that allow for prediction of future network conditions.

Huang, Zhenyu (Richland, WA); Wong, Pak Chung (Richland, WA); Ma, Jian (Richland, WA); Mackey, Patrick S (Richland, WA); Chen, Yousu (Richland, WA); Schneider, Kevin P (Seattle, WA)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Criteria Spatial Decision Support System DECERNS: Application to Land Use Planning  

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Land-use planning and environmental management often requires an implementation of both geoyspatial information analysis and value-driven criteria within the decision-making process. DECERNS Decision Evaluation in Complex Risk Network Systems is a web-based ... Keywords: DECERNS, GIS, Housing Development, Land-Use Planning, MCDA, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Spatial Decision Support System, WebSDSS

B. Yatsalo; V. Didenko; A. Tkachuk; G. Gritsyuk; O. Mirzeabasov; V. Slipenkaya; A. Babutski; I. Pichugina; T. Sullivan; I. Linkov

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting decision making process with "ideal" software agents - What do business executives want?  

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According to Simon's (1977) decision making theory, intelligence is the first and most important phase in the decision making process. With the escalation of information resources available to business executives, it is becoming imperative to explore ... Keywords: Business executives, Decision making process, Decision support systems, Design criteria, Intelligent software agents, Intelligent system evaluation

Yanqing Duan; Vincent Koon Ong; Mark Xu; Brian Mathews

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructing marketing decision support systems using data diffusion technology: A case study of gas station diversification  

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Building a decision support system (DSS) using small data sets usually results in uncertain knowledge, likely leading to incorrect decisions and causing a large losses. However, gathering sufficient samples for building a DSS often has significant costs ... Keywords: Back-propagation network, Bayesian network, Decision support system, Diversification, Small data set

Der-Chiang Li; Yao-San Lin; Yu-Cheng Huang

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

System and method for integrating hazard-based decision making tools and processes  

SciTech Connect

A system and method for inputting, analyzing, and disseminating information necessary for identified decision-makers to respond to emergency situations. This system and method provides consistency and integration among multiple groups, and may be used for both initial consequence-based decisions and follow-on consequence-based decisions. The system and method in a preferred embodiment also provides tools for accessing and manipulating information that are appropriate for each decision-maker, in order to achieve more reasoned and timely consequence-based decisions. The invention includes processes for designing and implementing a system or method for responding to emergency situations.

Hodgin, C. Reed (Westminster, CO)

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

114

Tools for World Wide Web based legal decision support systems  

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The majority of legal knowledge based systems (LKBS) in commercial use are rule based and target domains of law characterized by large and complex statutes where modelling discretion is not a central concern. Furthermore, to date, few LKBS execute on ...

Andrew Stranieri; John Yearwood; John Zeleznikow

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Tool for Prioritization of Resources Dedicated...  

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D&D Post-Deactivation Surveillance and Maintenance Planning D&D Toolbox Project - Technology Demonstration of Fixatives Applied to Hot Cell Facilities via Remote Sprayer Platforms...

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Decision support tools for environmentally conscious chemical process design  

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The environment has emerged as an important determinant of the performance of the modern chemical industry. Process engineering in the 21st century needs to evolve to include environmental issues as part of the design ...

Cano Ruiz, José Alejandro, 1969-

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Decision support systems for tool reuse and EOL processes  

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Intel® is a manufacturing company that concentrates on the fabrication process of computer chips. Over the years and into the future, Intel® has gone through multiple and advanced generations of manufacturing technology ...

Gan, Jyeh J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

User Preferences for Life-Cycle Decision Support Tools ...  

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... Jane C. Bare National Risk Management Research ... to thank Matt Heberling, Hale Thurston (both ... survey process; Jennifer Saxe, Mary Ann Curran ...

2003-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

119

Incorporating Hurricane Forecast Uncertainty into a Decision Support Application for Power Outage Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A variety of decision-support systems, such as those employed by energy and utility companies, use the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts of track and intensity to inform operational decision-making as a hurricane approaches. Track and intensity ...

Steven M. Quiring; Andrea B. Schumacher; Seth D. Guikema

120

Using ITP Decision Tools to Save Energy Now  

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This DOE Industrial Technologies Program fact sheet describes how the program's software tools and information help manufacturers save energy and money, increase productivity, and improve reliability.

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2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Attribute Utility-based Decision Tool By  

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Government agencies characteristically face dynamic policy and investment environments yet frequently rely on ad-hoc decision-making methods in response to complexities inherent in their operating landscape. Additionally, standard decision making methods typically undervalue projects by ignoring difficult to value, non-monetary benefits. This presents a problem for public institutions, such as the Department of Energy (DOE), where goals relating to the environment and national security are difficult to quantify. As a result, it is especially challenging to accurately optimize the use of public funds. The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for making significant investment decisions under extreme uncertainty with respect to the nation’s public energy portfolio. Recently, leaders internal and external to the government have called for a comprehensive and structured approach

Kacy J. Gerst; Donna H. Rhodes; Patrick Hale; Kacy J. Gerst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Translational bioinformatics: challenges and opportunities for case-based reasoning and decision support  

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Translational bioinformatics is bioinformatics applied to human health. Although, up to now, its main focus has been to support molecular medicine research, translational bioinformatics has now the opportunity to design clinical decision support systems ... Keywords: decision support, dilated cardiomyopathy, molecular medicine, translational bioinformatics

Riccardo Bellazzi; Cristiana Larizza; Matteo Gabetta; Giuseppe Milani; Angelo Nuzzo; Valentina Favalli; Eloisa Arbustini

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support Facility for the APS Control System  

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The Advanced Photon Source is now in its fifth year of routine beam production. The EPICS-based [1] control system has entered the phase in its life cycle where new control algorithms must be implemented under increasingly stringent operational and reliability requirements. The sheer volume of the control system (~270,000 records, ~145 VME-based input-output controllers (IOCs), and ~7,000,000 lines of EPICS ASCII configuration code), presents a daunting challenge for code maintenance. The present work describes a relational database that provides an integrated view of the interacting components of the entire APS control system, including the IOC low-level logic, the physical wiring documentation, and high-level client applications. The database is extracted (booted) from the same operational CVS repository as that used to load the active IOCs. It provides site-wide decision support facilities to inspect and trace control flow and to identify client (e.g., user interface) programs involved at any selected poin...

Dohan, D A

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Decision Support System (DSS) for Machine Selection: A Cost Minimization Model  

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Within any manufacturing environment, the selection of the production or assembly machines is part of the day to day responsibilities of management. This is especially true when there are multiple types of machines that can be used to perform each assembly or manufacturing process. As a result, it is critical to find the optimal way to select machines when there are multiple related assembly machines available. The objective of this research is to develop and present a model that can provide guidance to management when making machine selection decisions of parallel, non-identical, related electronics assembly machines. A model driven Decision Support System (DSS) is used to solve the problem with the emphasis in optimizing available resources, minimizing production disruption, thus minimizing cost. The variables that affect electronics product costs are considered in detail. The first part of the Decision Support System was developed using Microsoft Excel as an interactive tool. The second part was developed through mathematical modeling with AMPL9 mathematical programming language and the solver CPLEX90 as the optimization tools. The mathematical model minimizes total cost of all products using a similar logic as the shortest processing time (SPT) scheduling rule. This model balances machine workload up to an allowed imbalance factor. The model also considers the impact on the product cost when expediting production. Different scenarios were studied during the sensitivity analysis, including varying the amount of assembled products, the quantity of machines at each assembly process, the imbalance factor, and the coefficient of variation (CV) of the assembly processes. The results show that the higher the CV, the total cost of all products assembled increased due to the complexity of balancing machine workload for a large number of products. Also, when the number of machines increased, given a constant number of products, the total cost of all products assembled increased because it is more difficult to keep the machines balanced. Similar results were obtained when a tighter imbalance factor was used.

Mendez Pinero, Mayra I.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Decision Analysis Tool to Compare Energy Pathways for Transportation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, oil imports, and energy costs, a wide variety of automotive technologies are proposed to replace the traditional gasoline-powered internal combustion engine (g-ICE). A prototype model, Analytica Transportation Energy Analysis Model (ATEAM), has been developed using the Analytica decision modeling environment, visualizing the structure as a hierarchy of influence diagrams. The report summarized the FY2010 ATEAM accomplishments.

Bloyd, Cary N.; Stork, Kevin

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

MARKETS AS AN INFORMATION AGGREGATION MECHANISM FOR DECISION SUPPORT.  

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?? In almost all walks of life, predicting uncertain future events plays an essential role in decision-making processes. However, information related to future events frequently… (more)

Chen, Yiling

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Selecting AI tools using a hierarchical decision process  

SciTech Connect

When choosing from among several alternatives, the consideration of multiple criteria is usually required. One method for evaluating alternatives is the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). A pairwise comparison of criteria is performed to establish the criteria's impact on the task. Based on the criteria, a pairwise comparison of alternatives is made. Using these comparisons, AHP assigns weights. By performing eigenvalue calculations on the weights, AHP determines a ranking for each candidate. On the basis of thirteen criteria, a panel of experts ranked seven AI tools. A program was developed to use AHP methods for tool selection. In an on-screen pairwise comparison, the user indicates how important each criteria is for a given problem. The program combines user inputs and expert judgments to determine the appropriate tool. 14 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Emrich, M.L.; Bhasin, J.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Fuzzy decision support system for spread mooring system selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spread mooring systems are associated with high level uncertainties and risks during tanker loading/unloading operations. In addition, the design of such complex systems consists of many subjective and imprecise parameters. Therefore, in the present ... Keywords: AHP, Decision making, Fuzzy multiple attribute decision making, Fuzzy set theory, Spread mooring system, TOPSIS

Ayhan Mentes; Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Standard guide for hot cell specialized support equipment and tools  

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1.1 Intent: 1.1.1 This guide presents practices and guidelines for the design and implementation of equipment and tools to assist assembly, disassembly, alignment, fastening, maintenance, or general handling of equipment in a hot cell. Operating in a remote hot cell environment significantly increases the difficulty and time required to perform a task compared to completing a similar task directly by hand. Successful specialized support equipment and tools minimize the required effort, reduce risks, and increase operating efficiencies. 1.2 Applicability: 1.2.1 This guide may apply to the design of specialized support equipment and tools anywhere it is remotely operated, maintained, and viewed through shielding windows or by other remote viewing systems. 1.2.2 Consideration should be given to the need for specialized support equipment and tools early in the design process. 1.2.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conv...

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Bayesian Network Inference with Qualitative Expert Knowledge for Decision Support Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we consider a methodology that utilizes qualitative expert knowledge for inference in a Bayesian network. The decision-making assumptions and the mathematical equation for Bayesian inference are derived based on data and knowledge obtained ... Keywords: Bayesian network, Bayesian network inference, decision-support systems, qualitative expert knowledge, probability inequality constraints Bayesian network, Bayesian network inference, decision-support systems, qualitative expert knowledge, probability inequ

Nipat Jongsawat; Wichian Premchaiswadi

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Agent-based intelligent system development for decision support in chemical process industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an agent-based intelligent system to support coordinate manufacturing execution and decision-making in chemical process industry. A multi-agent system (MAS) framework is developed to provide a flexible infrastructure for the integration ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Coordinate manufacturing, Decision support, Information integration, Multi-agent system

Ying Gao; Zhigang Shang; Antonis Kokossis

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

A data analysis decision support system for the carbon dioxide capture process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the development process of an expert decision support system for pre-filtering and analysis of data from the carbon dioxide (CO"2) capture process. Chemical absorption has become one of the dominant CO"2 capture technologies because ... Keywords: Carbon dioxide capture process, Data filtering, Expert decision support system

Yuxiang Wu; Christine W. Chan

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

A web spatial decision support system for vehicle routing using Google Maps  

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This article presents a user-friendly web-based spatial decision support system (wSDSS) aimed at generating optimized vehicle routes for multiple vehicle routing problems that involve serving the demand located along arcs of a transportation network. ... Keywords: Google MapsTM, Heuristics, Spatial decision support systems, Vehicle routing

Luís Santos; João Coutinho-Rodrigues; Carlos Henggeler Antunes

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Generic integration of environmental decision support systems - state-of-the-art  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental Information Systems (EIS) and Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS) are major building blocks in environmental management and science today. They are used at all levels of public bodies (community, state, national and international ... Keywords: EU FP5, Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS), Environmental Information Systems (EIS), GIMMI, Generic integration, I-MARQ

Ralf Denzer

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Domain experts' knowledge-based intelligent decision support system in occupational shoulder and neck pain therapy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research develops a fuzzy knowledge-based decision support system (FKBDSS) that measures and predicts the degree of severity of the work-related risk associated with shoulder and neck pain (SNP) that is a prevalent pain complaint in an occupational ... Keywords: Analytic hierarchy processing, Domain expert, Fuzzy knowledge-based decision support system, Fuzzy set theory, Musculoskeletal disorder, Shoulder and neck pain

T. Padma; P. Balasubramanie

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

The graphical presentation of decision support information in an intelligent anaesthesia monitor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This contribution examines the graphical presentation of decision support information generated by an intelligent monitor, named Sentinel, developed for use during anaesthesia. Clinicians make diagnoses in real-time during operations by examining clinically ... Keywords: Decision support, Flame plot, Fuzzy trend template, Graphical interface, Intelligent anaesthesia monitoring

Andrew Lowe; Richard W. Jones; Michael J. Harrison

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Unified methodology of neural analysis in decision support systems built for pharmaceutical technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study was to create universal methodology of artificial neural networks (ANNs) application in construction of decision support systems designed for various dosage forms. Two different dosage forms (solid dispersions and microemulsions) ... Keywords: Artificial neural networks, Decision support systems, Microemulsions, Pharmaceutical technology, Solid dispersions, Unified methodology

Aleksander Mendyk; Renata Jachowicz

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

On-line simulator for decision support in distribution control centers in a smart grid context  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper shows the physical, logical and functional architecture designed for integrating an On-Line Simulator of Electrical Distribution Networks (SED by its acronyms in Spanish) for decision support in Distribution Control Centers in Mexico. The ... Keywords: CIM, DMS, SCADA, decision support system, electrical distribution network, on-line data, optimal restoration, real-time data, simulator, smart grid

A. Espinosa-Reza; A. Quintero-Reyes; R. Garcia-Mendoza; J. F. Borjas-Diaz; T. M. Calleros-Torres; B. Sierra-Rodriguez; R. Torres-Abrego

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Integration of sensing and computing in an intelligent decision support system for homeland security defense  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose an intelligent decision support system based on sensor and computer networks that incorporates various component techniques for sensor deployment, data routing, distributed computing, and information fusion. The integrated system is deployed ... Keywords: Data routing, Distributed computing, Dynamic programming, Intelligent decision support system, Sensor deployment, Sensor fusion

Qishi Wu; Mengxia Zhu; Nageswara S. V. Rao

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Decision Support with Belief Functions Theory for Seabed Characterization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The seabed characterization from sonar images is a very hard task because of the produced data and the unknown environment, even for an human expert. In this work we propose an original approach in order to combine binary classifiers arising from different kinds of strategies such as one-versus-one or one-versus-rest, usually used in the SVM-classification. The decision functions coming from these binary classifiers are interpreted in terms of belief functions in order to combine these functions with one of the numerous operators of the belief functions theory. Moreover, this interpretation of the decision function allows us to propose a process of decisions by taking into account the rejected observations too far removed from the learning data, and the imprecise decisions given in unions of classes. This new approach is illustrated and evaluated with a SVM in order to classify the different kinds of sediment on image sonar.

Martin, Arnaud

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

A Automated Tool for Supporting FMEAs of Digital Systems  

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Although designs of digital systems can be very different from each other, they typically use many of the same types of generic digital components. Determining the impacts of the failure modes of these generic components on a digital system can be used to support development of a reliability model of the system. A novel approach was proposed for such a purpose by decomposing the system into a level of the generic digital components and propagating failure modes to the system level, which generally is time-consuming and difficult to implement. To overcome the associated issues of implementing the proposed FMEA approach, an automated tool for a digital feedwater control system (DFWCS) has been developed in this study. The automated FMEA tool is in nature a simulation platform developed by using or recreating the original source code of the different module software interfaced by input and output variables that represent physical signals exchanged between modules, the system, and the controlled process. For any given failure mode, its impacts on associated signals are determined first and the variables that correspond to these signals are modified accordingly by the simulation. Criteria are also developed, as part of the simulation platform, to determine whether the system has lost its automatic control function, which is defined as a system failure in this study. The conceptual development of the automated FMEA support tool can be generalized and applied to support FMEAs for reliability assessment of complex digital systems.

Yue,M.; Chu, T.-L.; Martinez-Guridi, G.; Lehner, J.

2008-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

142

Belief decision support and reject for textured images characterization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The textured images' classification assumes to consider the images in terms of area with the same texture. In uncertain environment, it could be better to take an imprecise decision or to reject the area corresponding to an unlearning class. Moreover, on the areas that are the classification units, we can have more than one texture. These considerations allows us to develop a belief decision model permitting to reject an area as unlearning and to decide on unions and intersections of learning classes. The proposed approach finds all its justification in an application of seabed characterization from sonar images, which contributes to an illustration.

Martin, Arnaud

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Annotating data to support decision-making: a case study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Georeferenced data are a key factor in many decision-making systems. However, their interpretation is user and context dependent so that, for each situation, data analysts have to interpret them, a time-consuming task. One approach to alleviate this ... Keywords: geospatial data, geospatial standards, remote sensing image classification, semantic annotation

Carla Geovana N. Macário; Jefersson A. dos Santos; Claudia Bauzer Medeiros; Ricardo da S. Torres

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

A decision support system for secure information sharing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In both the commercial and defense sectors a compelling need is emerging for highly dynamic, yet risk optimized, sharing of information across traditional organizational boundaries. Risk optimal decisions to disseminate mission critical tactical intelligence ... Keywords: description logic, flexible information sharing, justification for non-shareability, semantic reasoner

Achille Fokoue; Mudhakar Srivatsa; Pankaj Rohatgi; Peter Wrobel; John Yesberg

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Web tool for energy policy decision-making through geo-localized LCA models: A focus on offshore wind farms in Northern Europe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Web tool for energy policy decision-making through geo-localized LCA models: A focus on offshore for 2020. To achieve these objectives, it is necessary for energy policy makers to have a full main objective is to support environ- mental policy regarding wind energy. As a renewable energy source

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

146

Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes work performed during the initial period of the project “Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems.” The specific region that is within the scope of this study is the Fayetteville Shale Play. This is an unconventional, tight formation, natural gas play that currently has approximately 1.5 million acres under lease, primarily to Southwestern Energy Incorporated and Chesapeake Energy Incorporated. The currently active play encompasses a region from approximately Fort Smith, AR east to Little Rock, AR approximately 50 miles wide (from North to South). The initial estimates for this field put it almost on par with the Barnett Shale play in Texas. It is anticipated that thousands of wells will be drilled during the next several years; this will entail installation of massive support infrastructure of roads and pipelines, as well as drilling fluid disposal pits and infrastructure to handle millions of gallons of fracturing fluids. This project focuses on gas production in Arkansas as the test bed for application of proactive risk management decision support system for natural gas exploration and production. The activities covered in this report include meetings with representative stakeholders, development of initial content and design for an educational web site, and development and preliminary testing of an interactive mapping utility designed to provide users with information that will allow avoidance of sensitive areas during the development of the Fayetteville Shale Play. These tools have been presented to both regulatory and industrial stakeholder groups, and their feedback has been incorporated into the project.

Thoma, Greg; Veil, John; Limp, Fred; Cothren, Jackson; Gorham, Bruce; Williamson, Malcolm; Smith, Peter; Sullivan, Bob

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

147

Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes work performed during the initial period of the project 'Probabilistic Risk Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems.' The specific region that is within the scope of this study is the Fayetteville Shale Play. This is an unconventional, tight formation, natural gas play that currently has approximately 1.5 million acres under lease, primarily to Southwestern Energy Incorporated and Chesapeake Energy Incorporated. The currently active play encompasses a region from approximately Fort Smith, AR east to Little Rock, AR approximately 50 miles wide (from North to South). The initial estimates for this field put it almost on par with the Barnett Shale play in Texas. It is anticipated that thousands of wells will be drilled during the next several years; this will entail installation of massive support infrastructure of roads and pipelines, as well as drilling fluid disposal pits and infrastructure to handle millions of gallons of fracturing fluids. This project focuses on gas production in Arkansas as the test bed for application of proactive risk management decision support system for natural gas exploration and production. The activities covered in this report include meetings with representative stakeholders, development of initial content and design for an educational web site, and development and preliminary testing of an interactive mapping utility designed to provide users with information that will allow avoidance of sensitive areas during the development of the Fayetteville Shale Play. These tools have been presented to both regulatory and industrial stakeholder groups, and their feedback has been incorporated into the project.

Greg Thoma; John Veil; Fred Limp; Jackson Cothren; Bruce Gorham; Malcolm Williamson; Peter Smith; Bob Sullivan

2009-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

148

An optimization-model-based interactive decision support system for regional energy management systems planning under uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an interactive decision support system (UREM-IDSS) has been developed based on an inexact optimization model (UREM, University of Regina Energy Model) to aid decision makers in planning energy management systems. Optimization modeling, ... Keywords: Decision making, Energy management systems, Green house gas, Interactive decision support system, Optimization, Sustainable development, Uncertainty

Y. P. Cai; G. H. Huang; Q. G. Lin; X. H. Nie; Q. Tan

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Designing an intelligent decision support system for human-centered utility management automation part 1: structures, problem formulation, solution methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a Decision Support System (DSS) to aid the electric utility management automation system. A brief history of DSS application in power systems is presented. The importance and role of DSS and decision making in utility management automation ... Keywords: computational intelligence, decision making, decision support, human-centered systems, neural networks, power distribution system, state estimation, systems design, utility management automation

Alireza Fereidunian; Caro Lucas; Hamid Lesani; Mansooreh Zangiabadi

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

A Bayesian petrophysical decision support system for estimation of reservoir compositions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The exploration for oil and gas requires real-time petrophysical expertise to interpret measurement data acquired in boreholes and to recommend further steps. High time pressure and the far reaching nature of these decisions, as well as the limited opportunity ... Keywords: Bayesian inference, Decision support, Hybrid Monte Carlo, Oil and gas industry, Petrophysics, Reservoir estimation

Willem Burgers; Wim Wiegerinck; Bert Kappen; Mirano Spalburg

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Decision Support for Retirement Portfolio Management: Overcoming Myopic Loss Aversion via Technology Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As firms continue to abandon pensions in favor of employee-managed retirement plans, tremendous demands are being placed on the decision-making proficiency of future retirees. As reflected in the equity premium puzzle, individual investors tend to hold ... Keywords: decision support systems, decisional guidance, equity premium puzzle, field experiment, human-computer interaction, information horizon, myopic loss aversion, retirement planning, system restrictiveness

Clayton Arlen Looney; Andrew M. Hardin

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Development of expert system modeling based decision support system for swine manure management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Animal waste has always been considered as a resource for agricultural input as biofertilizer. However, the management is becoming more stringent due to environmental regulations. Livestock producers are faced with different manure management options ... Keywords: Decision criteria, Decision support system (DSS), Expert system, Manure management, Systems engineering approach

S. Karmakar; M. NKetia; C. Laguë; J. Agnew

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Public Transport Dispatch and Decision Support System Based on Multi-Agent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to raise the level of automatization and intelligentization of urban public transport management, regarding the research and current status on application of urban public transport dispatch system as well as the weakness of it, from decision ... Keywords: Decision Support System (DSS), Multi-Agent System(MAS), Urban Public Transport Dispatch System

Zengzhen He; Qisen Zhang

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

CHAMPION: Intelligent Hierarchical Reasoning Agents for Enhanced Decision Support  

SciTech Connect

We describe the design and development of an advanced reasoning framework employing semantic technologies, organized within a hierarchy of computational reasoning agents that interpret domain specific information. Designed based on an inspirational metaphor of the pattern recognition functions performed by the human neocortex, the CHAMPION reasoning framework represents a new computational modeling approach that derives invariant knowledge representations through memory-prediction belief propagation processes that are driven by formal ontological language specification and semantic technologies. The CHAMPION framework shows promise for enhancing complex decision making in diverse problem domains including cyber security, nonproliferation and energy consumption analysis.

Hohimer, Ryan E.; Greitzer, Frank L.; Noonan, Christine F.; Strasburg, Jana D.

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

155

Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making (WSDDM): A Winter Weather Nowcasting System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a winter weather nowcasting system called Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making (WSDDM), designed to provide airline, airport, and air traffic users with winter weather information relevant to their operations. The ...

Roy Rasmussen; Mike Dixon; Frank Hage; Jeff Cole; Chuck Wade; John Tuttle; Starr McGettigan; Thomas Carty; Lloyd Stevenson; Warren Fellner; Shelly Knight; Eli Karplus; Nancy Rehak

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

A Generic Framework for Web-Based Intelligent Decision Support Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Web-based Intelligent Systems Environment (WISE) offers generic, modular, flexible and scalable system solutions for information retrieval, extraction, fusion, knowledge discovery and intelligent decision support, using heterogeneous, distributed data ...

Vladimir Simeunovic; Jelena Jovanovic; Milan Saric; Sanja Vranes

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

A building’s refurbishment knowledge and device based decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The integration of knowledge-based, devices-based and decision support systems have a very promising future in scientific research. The authors of this paper participated in the project Framework 6, ‘Bringing Retrofit Innovation to the Application ...

Edmundas Zavadskas; Arturas Kaklauskas; Povilas Vainiunas; Ruta Dubakiene; Andrius Gulbinas; Mindaugas Krutinis; Petras Cyras; Liudas Rimkus

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Automated Information Extraction to Support Biomedical Decision Model Construction: A Preliminary Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose an information extraction framework to support automated construction of decision models in biomedicine. Our proposed technique classifies text-based documents from a large biomedical literature repository, e.g., ...

Li, Xiaoli

159

The role of transfer-appropriate processing in the effectiveness of decision-support graphics.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The current project is an examination of the effectiveness of decision-support graphics in a simulated real-world task, and of the role those graphics should play… (more)

Stiso, Michael E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Human-automation collaboration : decision support for lunar and planetary exploration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Balancing task allocation between humans and computers is crucial to the development of effective decision support systems. This thesis investigates the appropriate balance between humans and automation for geospatial path ...

Márquez, Jessica J., 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Commissioning Aid and Decision Making Assistance Tool 'Implementation & Assessment' - Case Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The precedent paper, published in ICEBO 2005 presented the approach and methodology for information flow management in the commissioning of low energy buildings. Within this methodology, commissioning and decision making are included in the low energy building design process with taking care of the efficiency of information flow. This methodology aims at increasing the probability to meet the required needs by including, in the entire building life cycle (design, construction, occupancy and maintenance), a quality control process such as commissioning. This paper presents two aspects. The first part describes the specifications of a tool box for commissioning and decision making aid that we are developing. This tool box applies our methodology in order to guarantee the efficiency of the design process. The seconde part shows how was the approach used to capitalise a reabilitation and construction of low energy buildings in Paris, France and Saint Pierre, Reunion, to validate our hypothesis, to develop and Assess our tool.

Belkadi-Hannachi, N.; Jandon, M.; Nejad, H. V.; Guena, F.; Diab, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Logistics tool selection with two-phase fuzzy multi criteria decision making: A case study for personal digital assistant selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Efficient logistics and supply chain management are enabled through the use of efficient information technologies (IT). The mobile logistics tools represent the IT interface in the supply chain. This paper aims to aid decision makers to identify the ... Keywords: Fuzzy AHP, Fuzzy TOPSIS, Fuzzy axiomatic design, Group decision-making, Logistics industry, Logistics tool selection

Gülçin Büyüközkan; Jbid Arsenyan; Da Ruan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Decision support system based on hierarchical co-evolutionary fuzzy approach: A case study in detecting gamma ray signals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision support systems are powerful technologies for complex decision making and problem solving. However, constructing an accurate and interpretable decision support system (DSS) for any domain is a challenge. In this paper, a novel hierarchical co-evolutionary ... Keywords: ANFIS, Co-evolutionary learning, DENFIS, Decision support system, Fuzzy system, Genetic algorithm, HiCEFS, Hierarchical co-evolutionary fuzzy system, High-energy gamma rays, TSK

H. Huang; M. Pasquier; C. Quek

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Trends extraction and analysis for complex system monitoring and decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an effective trend extraction procedure, based on a simple, yet powerful, representation. Its usefulness for complex system monitoring and decision support is illustrated by three examples. The method extracts semi-qualitative temporal ... Keywords: Data analysis, Diagnosis, Evaporating process, Intensive care unit, Monitoring, Operator support, Supervision, Trend analysis

Sylvie Charbonnier; Carlos Garcia-Beltan; Catherine Cadet; Sylviane Gentil

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A Decision Support System for irrigation water allocation along the middle reaches of the Heihe River Basin, Northwest China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To improve the water resource management of the inland river basins of northwestern China, a Decision Support System (DSS) is developed to provide an operative computer platform for decision makers. The DSS is designed according to actual water resource ... Keywords: Decision Support System, GIS, Irrigation management, Irrigation water allocation, Water resource management

Yingchun Ge, Xin Li, Chunlin Huang, Zhuotong Nan

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Collect, compare, choose: supporting the decision making cycle on the web  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the focus is on support for web users trying to cope with content from multiple sites. An important study has indicated that users become involved in the Collect, Compare and Choose cycle. Current tools have been analysed to determine ... Keywords: comparing web sites, information processing tools, paper prototyping

Elizabeth A. Kemp; Chris Phillips; Jaimee Alam

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Adapting Decisions, Optimizing Facts and Predicting Figures: Can Convergence of Concepts, Tools, Technologies and Standards Catalyze Innovation?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Managing uncertainty is key in decision systems, such as supply chain management or military readiness. We propose a reasonable confluence of existing concepts, tools, technologies and standards that may, collectively, ...

Datta, Shoumen

2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

168

Distributed software decision support systems for heterogeneous coordination in chemical and biological response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

During detection and response to a Chem-Bio incident, heterogeneous groups, who may not ordinarily interact, must form a team. A Sensible Agent is a type of software agent (a Distributed Artificial Intelligence component that uses sensing, reasoning, and acting capabilities to achieve a set of goals) with additional coordination capabilities. For the Chem-Bio terrorism domain, Sensible Agents can offer the following decision-support capabilities: (1) belief revision based on models, certainty and the trustworthiness of incoming information sources, (2) situation-based recommendations on the composition of decision-making groups, the relative strength of members of the group and over whom the group has authority, and (3) planning and resource allocation. This paper describes possible benefits of applying a Sensible Agent system to provide Chem-Bio detectors and responders with in situ decision support for task and resource management. 1

K. Suzanne Barber; Matthew T. Macmahon; Cheryl E. Martin

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Review: Integrated decision support system (DSS) for manure management: A review and perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For centuries, livestock manure has been utilized as a valuable soil amendment and fertilizer for crops. The continuing growth of the livestock industry in both developed and developing countries coupled with the implementation of rigorous environmental ... Keywords: Decision support systems (DSS), Design criteria, Manure management

S. Karmakar; C. Laguë; J. Agnew; H. Landry

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

A knowledge-based decision support system for shipboard damage control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The operational complexity of modern ships requires the use of advanced applications, called damage control systems (DCSs), able to assist crew members in the effective handling of dangerous events and accidents. In this article we describe the development ... Keywords: Damage control system, Decision support system, Expert system, Kill card, Knowledge-based system, Shipboard management

F. Calabrese; A. Corallo; A. Margherita; A. A. Zizzari

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

An experimental comparison of fuzzy logic and analytic hierarchy process for medical decision support systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The task of medical diagnosis is a complex one, considering the level vagueness and uncertainty management, especially when the disease has multiple symptoms. A number of researchers have utilized the fuzzy-analytic hierarchy process (fuzzy-AHP) methodology ... Keywords: Analytical hierarchy process, Fuzzy, Malaria, Medical Diagnosis, Medical decision support system

Faith-Michael Emeka Uzoka; Okure Obot; Ken Barker; J. Osuji

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Engaging rational discrimination: exploring reasons for placing regulatory constraints on decision support systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the future systems of ambient intelligence will include decision support systems that will automate the process of discrimination among people that seek entry into environments and to engage in search of the opportunities that are available there. ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, Discrimination, Insurance, Privacy, Race, Surveillance, Technology assessment

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Automated crime report analysis and classification for e-government and decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With an increasing number of anonymous crime tips and reports being filed and digitized, it is generally difficult for crime analysts to process and analyze crime reports efficiently. We are developing a decision support system (DSS), combining Natural ... Keywords: classification, natural language processing, similarity measures

Chih-Hao Ku; Gondy Leroy

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Evaluation and selection in product design for mass customization: A knowledge decision support approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mass customization has been identified as a competitive strategy by an increasing number of companies. Family-based product design is an efficient and effective means to realize sufficient product variety, while satisfying a range of customer demands ... Keywords: Customer-Driven Design, Design Evaluation, Fuzzy Clustering, Fuzzy Ranking, Knowledge Support, Mass Customization, Multicriteria Decision Making, Product Family Design, Product Platform

Xuan F. Zha; Ram D. Sriram; Wen F. Lu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Practice Summaries: An Optimization Model to Support Renewable Energy Investment Decisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A majority of states in the United States have instituted renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require electric service providers to meet a portion of their demand using renewable energy resources. These requirements, along with state and federal ... Keywords: decision support systems, energy, energy policies, forecasting, government, information systems, natural resources, suboptimal algorithms

Srinivas Bollapragada; Brandon Owens; Steve Taub

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Supporting international entry decisions for construction firms using fuzzy preference relations and cumulative prospect theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper emphasizes on supporting international entry decisions for construction firms in a three-phase analysis process. Phase I identified significant factors as two categories, namely country and project factor levels. Phase II stuck on identifying ... Keywords: Alternative selection, Construction firms, Cumulative prospect theory, Fuzzy preference relations, International construction market

Min-Yuan Cheng; Hsing-Chih Tsai; Kai-Hsiang Chuang

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Architecture-level dependability analysis of a medical decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent advances in techniques such as image analysis, text analysis and machine learning have shown great potential to assist physicians in detecting and diagnosing health issues in patients. In this paper, we describe the approach and findings of an ... Keywords: architecture-level analysis, failure modes, mammography images, mammography reports, medical decision support

Laura L. Pullum; Christopher T. Symons; Robert M. Patton; Barbara G. Beckerman

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country -...  

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Egypt Z Tool Applications Free Recently Updated ZEBO design decision support; zero energy building; sensitivity analysis; energy simulation; thermal comfort; hot climate Free...

179

Linking science with environmental decision making: Experiences from an integrated modeling approach to supporting sustainable water resources management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical ... Keywords: Decision support, Integrated modeling, Scenario analysis, Sustainability, Water resources management

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Short communication: A GIS-based decision support system for integrated flood management under uncertainty with two dimensional numerical simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new decision support system has been developed for integrated flood management within the framework of ArcGIS based on realistic two dimensional flood simulations. This system has the ability to interact with and use classified Remote Sensing (RS) ... Keywords: 2D simulation, ArcGIS, Census block, Decision support system, Integrated flood management, Remote sensing

Honghai Qi; M. S. Altinakar

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Decision support system for water distribution systems based on neural networks and graphs theory for leakage detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an efficient and effective decision support system (DSS) for operational monitoring and control of water distribution systems based on a three layer General Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network (GFMMNN) and graph theory. The operational monitoring ... Keywords: Decision support system, Graph theory, Loop corrective flows equations, Modeling and simulation, Neural network, Operational control of water distribution systems

Corneliu T. C. Arsene; Bogdan Gabrys; David Al-Dabass

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Methodological Review: Interface design principles for usable decision support: A targeted review of best practices for clinical prescribing interventions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developing effective clinical decision support (CDS) systems for the highly complex and dynamic domain of clinical medicine is a serious challenge for designers. Poor usability is one of the core barriers to adoption and a deterrent to its routine use. ... Keywords: Clinical decision support systems (CDSSs), Electronic health records systems (EHRs), Human-computer interaction (HCI), Patient safety, Software usability, System design and development

Jan Horsky; Gordon D. Schiff; Douglas Johnston; Lauren Mercincavage; Douglas Bell; Blackford Middleton

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

A decision support system of vehicle routing and refueling for motor carriers with time-sensitive demands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given the recent trend of raising fuel cost and the increased time-sensitiveness of shippers, an extensive pressure is placed on the motor-carrier industry to meet the time-constrained customer demands at minimum fuel cost. We propose a decision support ... Keywords: Decision support system, Fuel cost, Motor carriers, Optimization, Vehicle routing

Yoshinori Suzuki

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Perceived effectiveness of environmental decision support systems in participatory planning: Evidence from small groups of end-users  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The challenges associated with evaluating the effectiveness of environmental decision support systems (EDSS) based on the perceptions of only a small sample of end-users are well understood. Although methods adopted from Management Information Systems ... Keywords: DST evaluation, Decision support, Participatory planning

David Inman; Michiel Blind; Irina Ribarova; Arno Krause; Onno Roosenschoon; Ayalew Kassahun; Huub Scholten; George Arampatzis; Geraldine Abrami; Brian McIntosh; Paul Jeffrey

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Industry-Wide Database for Power Transformers: Decision Support for Substation Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Asset managers need meaningful, defensible metrics to understand the implications of aging transformers and make informed decisions regarding maintenance, repair, and replacement of these high-dollar assets. To ensure that these meaningful metrics are established using the best available data, EPRI is developing an Industry-Wide Database (IDB) for power transformers.The IDB is a repository of detailed performance data on transformers pooled from supporting utilities. The IDB captures ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

186

Discussions on applied mathematics in decision-making modeling with decision support systems and knowledge based systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper tries to discuss some findings in mathematical decision-making modeling models with applications in business processes. We start by presenting some technological implications and implementations of decision-making models. After this we discuss ... Keywords: DSS, KBS, OWL, decision-making, inference engine, ontology

Sabina-Cristiana Necula

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) management system--a decision tool  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) Management System (DMS) is being developed as a decision tool to provide cost and risk data for evaluation of short-and long-term management strategies for depleted uranium. It can be used to assist decision makers on a programmatic or site-specific level. Currently, the DMS allows evaluation of near-term cylinder management strategies such as storage yard improvements, cylinder restocking, and reconditioning. The DMS has been designed to provide the user with maximum flexibility for modifying data and impact factors (e.g., unit costs and risk factors). Sensitivity analysis can be performed on all key parameters such as cylinder corrosion rate, inspection frequency, and impact factors. Analysis may be conducted on a system-wide, site, or yard basis. The costs and risks from different scenarios may be compared in graphic or tabular format. Ongoing development of the DMS will allow similar evaluation of long-term management strategies such as conversion to other chemical forms. The DMS is a Microsoft Windows 3.1 based, stand-alone computer application. It can be operated on a 486 or faster computer with VGA, 4 MB of RAM, and 10 MB of disk space.

Gasper, J.R.; Sutter, R.J.; Avci, H.I. [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

188

Transportation Energy Futures: Key Opportunities and Tools for Decision Makers (Brochure)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project examines underexplored greenhouse gas-abatement and oil-savings opportunities by consolidating transportation energy knowledge, conducting advanced analysis, and exploring additional opportunities for sound strategic action. Led by NREL, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, the project's primary goal is to provide analysis to accompany DOE-EERE's long-term transportation energy planning by addressing high-priority questions, informing domestic decisions about transportation energy strategies, priorities, and investments. Research and analysis were conducted with an eye toward short-term actions that support long-term energy goals The project looks beyond technology to examine each key question in the context of the marketplace, consumer behavior, industry capabilities, and infrastructure. This updated fact sheet includes a new section on initial project findings.

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2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Decision support model for evaluating biofuel development along the U.S.-Mexico border.  

SciTech Connect

Recently, Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors cooperated on the development of the Biofuels Deployment Model (BDM) to assess the feasibility, implications, limitations, and enablers of producing 90 billion gallons of ethanol per year by 2030. Leveraging the past investment, a decision support model based on the BDM is being developed to assist investors, entrepreneurs, and decision makers in evaluating the costs and benefits associated with biofuels development in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Specifically, the model is designed to assist investors and entrepreneurs in assessing the risks and opportunities associated with alternative biofuels development strategies along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as, assist local and regional decision makers in understanding the tradeoffs such development poses to their communities. The decision support model is developed in a system dynamics framework utilizing a modular architecture that integrates the key systems of feedstock production, transportation, and conversion. The model adopts a 30-year planning horizon, operating on an annual time step. Spatially the model is disaggregated at the county level on the U.S. side of the border and at the municipos level on the Mexican side. The model extent includes Luna, Hildalgo, Dona Anna, and Otero counties in New Mexico, El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas, and the four munipos along the U.S. border in Chihuahua. The model considers a variety of feedstocks; specifically, algae, gitropha, castor oil, and agricultural waste products from chili and pecans - identifying suitable lands for these feedstocks, possible yields, and required water use. The model also evaluates the carbon balance for each crop and provides insight into production costs including labor demands. Finally, the model is fitted with an interactive user interface comprised of a variety of controls (e.g., slider bars, radio buttons), descriptive text, and output graphics allowing stakeholders to directly explore the tradeoffs between alternative biofuels development scenarios.

Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Correa, Alberto (Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory Santa Teresa, NM); Maxwell, Paul (Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory Santa Teresa, NM); Malczynski, Leonard A.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Verification and validation of decision support software: Expert Choice{trademark} and PCM{trademark}  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the verification and validation of two decision support programs: EXPERT CHOICE{trademark} and PCM{trademark}. Both programs use the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) -- or pairwise comparison technique -- developed by Dr. Thomas L. Saaty. In order to provide an independent method for the validating the two programs, the pairwise comparison algorithm was developed for a standard mathematical program. A standard data set -- selecting a car to purchase -- was used with each of the three programs for validation. The results show that both commercial programs performed correctly.

Nguyen, Q.H.; Martin, J.D.

1994-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

191

A decision support technique for the design of hybrid solar-wind power systems  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a decision support technique to help decision makers study the influencing factors in the design of a hybrid solar-wind power system (HSWPS) for grid-linked applications. These factors relate mainly to political and social conditions, and to technical advances and economics. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to quantify the various divergencies of opinions, practices and events that lead to confusion and uncertainties in planning HSWPS. The trade-off/risk method is used to generate multiple plans under 16 different futures and obtain the corresponding trade-off curves. Unlike the traditional 2-D simulation, a novel modeling of a trade-off surface in 3-D space is presented where the knee set is determined using the minimum distance approach. Robust and inferior plans are segregated based on their frequent occurrence din the conditional decision set of each future and hedging analysis to reduce risk is performed in order to assign alternative options in case risky futures occur.

Chedid, R.; Akiki, H. [American Univ. of Beirut, New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering] [American Univ. of Beirut, New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Rahman, S. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Center for Energy and the Global Environment] [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Center for Energy and the Global Environment

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Barriers in developing and using simulation-based decision-support software  

SciTech Connect

The need for proper consideration of energy-related performance aspects during building design has been identified since the energy crises of the 1970s. However, energy performance is still considered in a very small fraction of building projects, mainly because proper consideration is very expensive. It requires the use of computational software tools, which are not easy to learn and are time-consuming to use. Several attempts have been made to facilitate the use of energy simulation tools, but none has brought a significant increase in the consideration of energy performance. Energy related performance criteria are still considered only in a small fraction of buildings and, in most cases, after most of the building design is complete. This paper is focused on the main barriers in properly considering energy-related performance aspects in building decisions, which range from sociopolitical, to technical. The paper includes consideration of issues related to the general interest of the building industry in energy performance and environmental impact, current practice trends, modeling capabilities and performance of tools, compatibility of computational models and availability of data. Finally, a strategy for government-industry collaboration towards removing the barriers is presented, along with the main issues that need to be resolved towards potential implementation.

Papamichael, Konstantinos; Pal, Vineeta

2002-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

193

Microsoft PowerPoint - Mark Phifer.CA as Decision Tool at DOE Sites.ppt  

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Phifer Phifer May 25, 2011 Performance Assessment Community of Practice Technical Exchange Composite Analysis: A DOE Site Decision Tool 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Year Dose (mrem/yr) AER Maximally Exposed Individual AER Irrigation AER MEI plus Irrigation SRS CA Savannah River Hwy 301 Bridge F o u r M ile B ra n ch F C Z E H S M c Q u e e n B ra n c h Up pe r Th re e Ru ns SRS Easting (ft) SRS Northing (ft) 50000 55000 60000 65000 7000 65000 70000 75000 80000 85000 Print Close 2 Composite Analysis - What Is It? PA CoP Technical Exchange 5/25/11 CA is a cumulative end state public dose projection Required by DOE Order 435.1, Radioactive Waste Management To provide reasonable expectation of future public radiological protection Cumulative effect of all end state radioactive sources (e.g., CERCLA, RCRA, and D&D) at a DOE site that could interact

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Survey software: a data collection tool based on the principles of the decision board analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2002 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) was established in the United Kingdom to help ensure safer recruitment decisions could be made for posts involving vulnerable persons. Specifically, the CRB may be utilised to facilitate safer recruitment decision-making ... Keywords: computerised survey software, criminal records bureau, data collection, decision-making, vulnerability

Nageen Mustafa; Paul Kingston; Kamran Ahsan

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Integration of Water Resource Models with Fayetteville Shale Decision Support and Information System  

SciTech Connect

Significant issues can arise with the timing, location, and volume of surface water withdrawals associated with hydraulic fracturing of gas shale reservoirs as impacted watersheds may be sensitive, especially in drought years, during low flow periods, or during periods of the year when activities such as irrigation place additional demands on the surface supply of water. Significant energy production and associated water withdrawals may have a cumulative impact to watersheds over the short-term. Hence, hydraulic fracturing based on water withdrawal could potentially create shifts in the timing and magnitude of low or high flow events or change the magnitude of river flow at daily, monthly, seasonal, or yearly time scales. These changes in flow regimes can result in dramatically altered river systems. Currently little is known about the impact of fracturing on stream flow behavior. Within this context the objective of this study is to assess the impact of the hydraulic fracturing on the water balance of the Fayetteville Shale play area and examine the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on river flow regime at subbasin scale. This project addressed that need with four unique but integrated research and development efforts: 1) Evaluate the predictive reliability of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model based at a variety of scales (Task/Section 3.5). The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was used to simulate the across-scale water balance and the respective impact of hydraulic fracturing. A second hypothetical scenario was designed to assess the current and future impacts of water withdrawals for hydraulic fracturing on the flow regime and on the environmental flow components (EFCs) of the river. The shifting of these components, which present critical elements to water supply and water quality, could influence the ecological dynamics of river systems. For this purpose, we combined the use of SWAT model and Richter et al.’s (1996) methodology to assess the shifting and alteration of the flow regime within the river and streams of the study area. 2) Evaluate the effect of measurable land use changes related to gas development (well-pad placement, access road completion, etc.) on surface water flow in the region (Task/Section 3.7). Results showed that since the upsurge in shale-gas related activities in the Fayetteville Shale Play (between 2006 and 2010), shale-gas related infrastructure in the region have increase by 78%. This change in land-cover in comparison with other land-cover classes such as forest, urban, pasture, agricultural and water indicates the highest rate of change in any land-cover category for the study period. A Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) flow model of the Little Red River watershed simulated from 2000 to 2009 showed a 10% increase in storm water runoff. A forecast scenario based on the assumption that 2010 land-cover does not see any significant change over the forecast period (2010 to 2020) also showed a 10% increase in storm water runoff. Further analyses showed that this change in the stream-flow regime for the forecast period is attributable to the increase in land-cover as introduced by the shale-gas infrastructure. 3) Upgrade the Fayetteville Shale Information System to include information on watershed status. (Tasks/Sections 2.1 and 2.2). This development occurred early in the project period, and technological improvements in web-map API’s have made it possible to further improve the map. The current sites (http://lingo.cast.uark.edu) is available but is currently being upgraded to a more modern interface and robust mapping engine using funds outside this project. 4) Incorporate the methodologies developed in Tasks/Sections 3.5 and 3.7 into a Spatial Decision Support System for use by regulatory agencies and producers in the play. The resulting system is available at http://fayshale.cast.uark.edu and is under review the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Cothren, Jackson; Thoma, Greg; DiLuzio, Mauro; Limp, Fred

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

196

Designing and implementing a Role-Playing Game: A tool to explain factors, decision making and landscape transformation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe a research process on contextual driving factors and decision-making processes used by local actors for land use change in a zone of the Colombian Amazonian frontier. We integrated landscape multi-temporal analysis, Role-Playing ... Keywords: Agent based modeling, Colombian Amazonian frontier, Land use change, Landscape transformations, Multi-temporal analysis, Participatory tools, Role-Playing Game, UML

Manuela Vieira Pak; Daniel Castillo Brieva

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Using a Decision Support System to Optimize Production of Agricultural Crop Residue Biofeedstock  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For several years the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been developing a Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) which determines the economically optimum recipe of various fertilizers to apply at each site in a field to produce a crop, based on the existing soil fertility at each site, as well as historic production information and current prices of fertilizers and the forecast market price of the crop at harvest, for growing a crop such as wheat, potatoes, corn, or cotton. In support of the growing interest in agricultural crop residues as a bioenergy feedstock, we have extended the capability of the DSS4Ag to develop a variable-rate fertilizer recipe for the simultaneous economically optimum production of both grain and straw, and have been conducting field research to test this new DSS4Ag. In this paper we report the results of two years of field research testing and enhancing the DSS4Ag’s ability to economically optimize the fertilization for the simultaneous production of both grain and its straw, where the straw is an agricultural crop residue that can be used as a biofeedstock.

Reed L. Hoskinson; Ronald C. Rope; Raymond K. Fink

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Real option analysis as a decision tool in oil field developments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis shows the applicability and value of real options analysis in developing an oil field, and how its use along with decision analysis can maximize the returns on a given project and minimize the losses. It focuses ...

Babajide, Abisoye (Abisoye E.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Analysis and decision document in support of acquisition of steam supply for the Hanford 200 Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is now evaluating its facility requirements in support of its cleanup mission at Hanford. One of the early findings is that the 200-Area steam plants, constructed in 1943, will not meet future space heating and process needs. Because the 200 Area will serve as the primary area for waste treatment and long-term storage, a reliable steam supply is a critical element of Hanford operations. This Analysis and Decision Document (ADD) is a preliminary review of the steam supply options available to the DOE. The ADD contains a comprehensive evaluation of the two major acquisition options: line-term versus privatization. It addresses the life-cycle costs associated with each alternative, as well as factors such as contracting requirements and the impact of market, safety, security, and regulatory issues. Specifically, this ADD documents current and future steam requirements for the 200 Area, describes alternatives available to DOE for meeting these requirements, and compares the alternatives across a number of decision criteria, including life-cycle cost. DOE has currently limited the ADD evaluation alternatives to replacing central steam plants rather than expanding the study to include alternative heat sources, such as a distributed network of boilers or heat pumps. Thirteen project alternatives were analyzed in the ADD. One of the alternatives was the rehabilitation of the existing 200-East coal-fired facility. The other twelve alternatives are combinations of (1) coal- or gas-fueled plants, (2) steam-only or cogeneration facilities, (3) primary or secondary cogeneration of electricity, and (4) public or private ownership.

Brown, D.R.; Daellenbach, K.K.; Hendrickson, P.L.; Kavanaugh, D.C.; Reilly, R.W.; Shankle, D.L.; Smith, S.A.; Weakley, S.A.; Williams, T.A. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Grant, T.F. [Battelle Human Affairs Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Ocean - Tools | Data.gov  

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Tools Tools Ocean Data Tools Technical Guide Map Gallery Regional Planning Feedback Ocean You are here Data.gov » Communities » Ocean Decision-Support Tools (DSTs): Science and information are fundamental to effective marine planning. Marine planning involves inclusive discussion and analyses of the status and potential uses of 3-dimensional areas of coastal, marine and Great Lakes ecosystems (including the water column) and their potential changes over time. Relevant spatial data and derived interpretive and analytical products (i.e. decision-support tools) help inform all phases of the marine planning process. To date, several decision-support tools have been develop to support marine planning efforts. Marine planners should carefully evaluate which tools best apply to their region or specific issue or project. Below is a list of

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Decision analysis: a tool to guide the R and D selection of alternative energy sources  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The array of alternative energy sources which are vying for the federal government's R and D dollar is formidable when compared to the politically acceptable amount which can be used to fund the research. To guide how these funds should be dispersed, a rational, defensible procedure is needed which can repeatedly be applied as new technologies and new information become available. The procedure advanced in this paper is a decision analysis technique known as multi attribute decision analysis (MADA) and its use is illustrated in an evaluation and ranking of solar thermal electric power generating systems. Since the ultimate purchase decision is made in the market place, the preferences of potential users have been sampled and brought to bear on the ranking. The focus of this description is on the formulation of the problem structure and the decision model, the treatment of uncertainty, and how the results relate to the questions asked by and of the Department of Energy, which funded the study. A final note proposes how decision analysis can be used to address the broader questions of choice among competing technologies with cautions concerning misuse of the procedure.

Kriz, T.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Decision Matrix Screening Tool to Identify the Best Artificial Lift Method for Liquid-loaded Gas Wells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Liquid loading is a serious problem in gas wells. Many proven artificial lift methods have been used to alleviate this problem. However, a complete workflow to determine the most suitable artificial lift method for given well conditions does not exist. In 2008, Han Young Park presented his thesis of decision matrix tool using a decision tree technique for data mining that determined the best artificial lift method for liquid loading in gas wells from seven artificial lift methods: plunger lift, gas lift, ESP, PCP, rod pump, jet pump, and piston pump. He determined the technical feasibility and the cost evaluation of these seven techniques. His workflow consisted of three rounds. The first round was the preliminary screening round. By using all input well conditions, the impractical techniques were screened out. In the second round, all the techniques from round one were graded and ranked. In the third round, the economic evaluation was performed by using cost for each artificial lift method and assuming the constant additional gas production per day to determine net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR). In this thesis, we propose an extended workflow from the Han-Young’s thesis for the decision matrix tool. We added integrated production simulations (reservoir to wellhead) step with commercial software in between the second and third round. We performed simulations of the various artificial lift methods to see the additional gains from each technique. We used the additional gas production resulted from simulation to calculate economic yardsticks (the third round), NPV and IRR. Moreover, we made the decision matrix more complete by adding three more liquid unloading techniques to the decision matrix: velocity string, foam injection, and heated tubing. We have also updated all screening conditions, the technical scores, and the costs for the decision matrix from the previous study using literature reviews, information from the project’s sponsor, information from service company and our own judgment. The aim of the decision matrix is to allow operators to screen quickly and efficiently for the most suitable artificial lift method to solve the liquid loading problem under given well conditions.

Soponsakulkaew, Nitsupon

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Practice Prize Report---An Assortmentwide Decision-Support System for Dynamic Pricing and Promotion Planning in DIY Retailing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main objective of this report is to describe a decision-support system for dynamic retail pricing and promotion planning. Our weekly demand model incorporates price, reference price effects, seasonality, article availability information, features, ... Keywords: demand interdependency, dynamic pricing, pricing research, reference price, retail strategy, revenue management

Martin Natter; Thomas Reutterer; Andreas Mild; Alfred Taudes

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

A GIS decision support system for regional forest management to assess biomass availability for renewable energy production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Currently, the use of a mix of renewable and traditional energy sources is deemed to help in solving increasing energy demands and environmental issues, thus making it particularly important to assess the availability of renewable energy sources. In ... Keywords: Bioenergy, Decision support system, Environmental sustainability, Forest residues, GIS, Harvesting techniques modelling, Renewable energy

Pietro Zambelli; Chiara Lora; Raffaele Spinelli; Clara Tattoni; Alfonso Vitti; Paolo Zatelli; Marco Ciolli

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

An ontology-based personalization of health-care knowledge to support clinical decisions for chronically ill patients  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chronically ill patients are complex health care cases that require the coordinated interaction of multiple professionals. A correct intervention of these sort of patients entails the accurate analysis of the conditions of each concrete patient and the ... Keywords: Health care personalization, Medical decision support systems, Ontologies

David RiañO; Francis Real; Joan Albert LóPez-Vallverdú; Fabio Campana; Sara Ercolani; Patrizia Mecocci; Roberta Annicchiarico; Carlo Caltagirone

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Conceptual modeling and development of an intelligent agent-assisted decision support system for anti-money laundering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Criminal elements in today's technology-driven society are using every means available at their disposal to launder the proceeds from their illegal activities. In response, international anti-money laundering (AML) efforts are being made. The events ... Keywords: Anti-money laundering, Business intelligence application, Conceptual model, Decision support systems, Intelligent agents

Shijia Gao; Dongming Xu

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Decision support framework for risk management on sea ports and terminals using fuzzy set theory and evidential reasoning approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As sea ports and terminals are valuable assets, in today's uncertain and complex environment further refinements are needed to assess risks and prioritise protective measures for these critical pieces of logistics infrastructure. The major problem that ... Keywords: Decision support framework, Evidential reasoning (ER), Fuzzy set theory (FST), Ports and terminals operations and management (PTOM), Risk management (RM)

Kambiz Mokhtari; Jun Ren; Charles Roberts; Jin Wang

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Parallel database processing on a 100 Node PC cluster: cases for decision support query processing and data mining  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We developed a PC cluster system consists of 100 PCs. Each PC employs the 200MHz Pentium Pro CPU and is connected with others through an ATM switch. We picked up two kinds of data intensive applications. One is decision support query processing. And ...

Takayuki Tamura; Masato Oguchi; Masaru Kitsuregawa

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Development of a decision-support system for rural eco-environmental management in Yongxin County, Jiangxi Province, China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-layer DSS for rural sustainable development (DRSD) was developed for the comprehensive planning of socioeconomic development and eco-environment protection in Yongxin County, Jiangxi Province, China. The DRSD considers multiple sectors within a ... Keywords: Decision-support system, Eco-environmental management, Farmers, Linear programming, Regional managers, Two-layer

Guo H. Huang; Wei Sun; Xiang-hui Nie; Xiao-sheng Qin; Xiao-dong Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Decision support methodology using rule-based reasoning coupled to non-parametric measurement for industrial wastewater network management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EU water framework directive [Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 Establishing a Framework for Community Action in the Field of Water Policy, Official Journal L 327, 22/12/2000 p. 0001-0073] encourages ... Keywords: Decision support methodology (DSM), Industrial wastewater network, UV spectra, Variability, WWTP, Wastewater quality controls

E. Dupuit; M. F. Pouet; O. Thomas; J. Bourgois

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Bayesian inference in disputed authorship: A case study of cognitive errors and a new system for decision support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bayesian inference provides a formal framework for assessing the odds of hypotheses in light of evidence. This makes Bayesian inference applicable to a wide range of diagnostic challenges in the field of chance discovery, including the problem of disputed ... Keywords: Bayesian Boxes, Bayesian Network, Bayesian inference, Cognitive error, Decision support, Disputed authorship, Graphical system

Kevin Burns

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Cost Benefit Analysis Modeling Tool for Electric vs. ICE Airport Ground Support Equipment – Development and Results  

SciTech Connect

This report documents efforts to develop a computer tool for modeling the economic payback for comparative airport ground support equipment (GSE) that are propelled by either electric motors or gasoline and diesel engines. The types of GSE modeled are pushback tractors, baggage tractors, and belt loaders. The GSE modeling tool includes an emissions module that estimates the amount of tailpipe emissions saved by replacing internal combustion engine GSE with electric GSE. This report contains modeling assumptions, methodology, a user’s manual, and modeling results. The model was developed based on the operations of two airlines at four United States airports.

James Francfort; Kevin Morrow; Dimitri Hochard

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

The Business Intelligence Value Chain: Data-Driven Decision Support in a Data Warehouse Environment: An Exploratory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recent introduction of a spate of data access applications, such as OLAP and data mining tools, has led to an increased interest on the part of both scholars and practitioners on how best to use and benefit from these tools. This paper reports on six exploratory case studies involving eight decision-makers and seven endusers. A process model based on the Value Chain is proposed and explained. Results show that database usage and information processing practices have indeed grown more sophisticated. Implications for practice and future research aimed at testing the Value Chain model are proposed.

M. Kathryn Brohman; Michael Parent; Michael R. Pearce; Michael Wade

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Multi actor multi criteria analysis (MAMCA) as a tool to support sustainable decisions: State of use  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this contribution, the multi actor multi criteria analysis (MAMCA) to evaluate transport projects is presented. This evaluation methodology specifically focuses on the inclusion of the different actors that are involved in a project, the so-called ... Keywords: Multi actor multi criteria analysis, Stakeholders, Transport project appraisal

Cathy Macharis; Laurence Turcksin; Kenneth Lebeau

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

A Decision Support Tool for Building Leasing Strategies to Achieve the Executive Order Mandate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Excel File OCT 1 2012 from FAA aviation Logistic Division Air Traffic Organization Aviation Safety=William J. Hughes Technical Center ­ AMC=Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center ­ HQ 5 Reference http

216

Human Missions to Mars: Designing decision-support tools for a safety critical environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Whitely,I. Bogatyreva,O. Johnson,C.W. Wolff,M. Townend,M. Proceedings of the 3rd International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Conference, â??Building a safer space togetherâ??, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Rome, Italy

Whitely, I.; Bogatyreva, O.; Johnson, C.W.

217

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AS AN INNOVATIVE COMPUTER TOOL FOR SUPPORTING DECISIONS IN SME  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. The state of business intelligence in 2003. Internet, Maggio 2004. http fondamen- tale di un sistema di business intelligence, il data warehouse. Visto come una raccolta di dati, partendo dalla considerazione di Porter e Millar, i sistemi di business intelligence si legano alla attivit

218

A Geographical Information System-Based Decision Support Tool: GeoFreight  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

geographic relationships between freight movements and infrastructure. It also assists them in identifying with funding provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), USDOT, under a partnership Management and Operations in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Thematic Map function of the Geo

219

The design of an intelligent decision support tool for submarine commanders  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A recent search of headlines shows a high number of maritime collisions and accidents. The USS Hartford, a nuclear submarine, recently surfaced into an oil tanker just after the running aground of the USS Port Royal in ...

Carrigan, Geoffrey P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Prototyping a Decision Support Tool for Evaluation of System Restoration Strategy Options  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power system restoration is well recognized as one of the most important tasks for grid operations. Following a major power outage, operators in the control center work with the field crews to re-establish generation and transmission systems and then to pick up load and restore service. It is reported that the impact of a blackout increases with the duration of its restoration. Blackout events and aging transmission infrastructures in North America require that greater attention be paid to research and d...

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE TOOL FOR REASONING ABOUT THE SUBJECTIVE IMPRESSIONS OF A LIGHTING INSTALLATION  

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THEORY In standard lighting theory (Egan 1983; Sanders and McCormick 1993; CIBSE 1994; IESNA 2000Cormick 1993; CIBSE 1994; IESNA 2000; Bridger 2003) that important factors in lighting an environment include and comparing it to a uniformity threshold. For example in CIBSE Code (L05 (3). Lighting Legislation II ) (CIBSE

Amor, Robert

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Decision support tool seeks to aid stream-flow recovery and enhance water security  

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of Water Rights. Sacramento, CA. www. waterrights.ca.gov/of Water Rights. Sacramento, CA. www.waterrights.ca.gov/Control Board. Sacramento, CA. www.waterrights.ca.gov/

Merenlender, Adina; Deitch, Matthew J; Feirer, Shane

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hajj-QAES: A Knowledge-Based Expert System to Support Hajj Pilgrims in Decision Making  

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Most Muslim countries provide trainings to their pilgrims before departing for Mecca in order to assist them in achieving a perfect or mabrur hajj. However they probably encounter hajj related problems that require them to make immediate decisions especially ... Keywords: decision making, expert system, hajj complex problems, knowledge base

Shahida Sulaiman; Hasimah Mohamed; Muhammad Rafie Mohd Arshad; Nur' Aini Abdul Rashid; Umi Kalsom Yusof

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semantic Decision Support Models for Energy Efficiency in Smart-Metered Homes  

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A promising approach to Smart Energy Grids is to empower communities of consumers with a novel role in the management of their electricity by sharing excess electricity and therefore becoming energy producers (prosumers). We achieve it using a framework ... Keywords: domain ontologies, smart meters, decision table, group decision making

Yan Tang; Ioana G. Ciuciu

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Social influence on the use of Clinical Decision Support Systems: Revisiting the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology by the fuzzy DEMATEL technique  

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The aim of study is to examine whether social influence affects medical professionals' behavioral intention to use while introducing a new Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS). The series of Technology Acceptance Models (TAMs) have been widely applied ... Keywords: Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS), Fuzzy Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (fuzzy DEMATEL), Social influence, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)

Don Jyh-Fu Jeng; Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation in Shanghai: A Decision Support System to Move towards Sustainability.  

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??An excellent transportation system is integral for Shanghai as it aims for sustainable development. Decision-making has a far-reaching impact on transportation, which should be improved… (more)

Quchen, Xu; Yanping, Zhuang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi criteria analyses for managing motorway company facilities: The decision support system SINERGIE  

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Improvements to the decision-making process in the areas of preventive maintenance and facility repairs for a range of infrastructure include maintenance, upgrading and retrofitting operations. Depending on the available information concerning the condition ...

Jacky Montmain; Céline Sanchez; Marc Vinches

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportune maintenance and predictive maintenance decision support douard Thomas, ric Levrat, Benoit Iung, Pierre Cocheteux  

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to several ones. Keywords: Predictive maintenance, Maintenance engineering, Decision making, Complex systems be answered by using maintenance engineering, and more specifically a computerised maintenance management system that collects the information related to the different maintenance actions. Finally the second

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Design Support for Tooling Optimization  

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High pressure die casting is an intrinsically efficient net shape process and improvements in energy efficiency are strongly dependent on design and process improvements that reduce scrap rates so that more of the total consumed energy goes into acceptable, usable castings. Computer simulation has become widely used within the industry but use is not universal. Further, many key design decisions must be made before the simulation can be run and expense in terms of money and time often limits the number of decision iterations that can be explored. This work continues several years of work creating simple, very fast, design tools that can assist with the early stage design decisions so that the benefits of simulation can be maximized and, more importantly, so that the chances of first shot success are maximized. First shot success and better running processes contributes to less scrap and significantly better energy utilization by the process. This new technology was predicted to result in an average energy savings of 1.83 trillion BTUs/year over a 10 year period. Current (2011) annual energy saving estimates over a ten year period, based on commercial introduction in 2012, a market penetration of 30% by 2015 is 1.89 trillion BTUs/year by 2022. Along with these energy savings, reduction of scrap and improvement in yield will result in a reduction of the environmental emissions associated with the melting and pouring of the metal which will be saved as a result of this technology. The average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year through 2022 is 0.037 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MM TCE).

Wang, Dongtao

2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Leveraging the capabilities of service-oriented decision support systems: Putting analytics and big data in cloud  

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Using service-oriented decision support systems (DSS in cloud) is one of the major trends for many organizations in hopes of becoming more agile. In this paper, after defining a list of requirements for service-oriented DSS, we propose a conceptual framework ... Keywords: Analytics-as-a-service, Big data, Cloud computing, Data-as-a-service, Information-as-a-service, Service orientation, Service science

Haluk Demirkan, Dursun Delen

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Specification of an Information Delivery Tool to Support Optimal Holistic Environmental and Energy Management in Buildings  

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Building performance assessment for the operational phase of a building's life cycle is heuristic, typically working from available historical metered data and focusing on bulk energy assessment. Building Management Systems are used in the operational phase of the building to control the building's internal environment according to the design criteria outlined during the design phase. Recent developments in mechanisms that communicate building performance such as standardized building performance objectives and metrics enable the use of the output from whole building energy simulation tools by nontechnical personnel and all project stakeholders. This paper proposes to specify and demonstrate the utilization of an Information Delivery Tool that supports optimum holistic environmental and energy analysis aimed at an established profile of building managers utilizing standardized performance objectives and metrics.

O' Donnell, James; Keane, Marcus; Bazjanac, Vladimir

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Analysis of and Tool Support for Transactional Memory on BG/Q  

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Martin Schindewolf worked during his internship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under the guidance of Martin Schulz at the Computer Science Group of the Center for Applied Scientific Computing. We studied the performance of the TM subsystem of BG/Q as well as researched the possibilities for tool support for TM. To study the performance, we run CLOMP-TM. CLOMP-TM is a benchmark designed for the purpose to quantify the overhead of OpenMP and compare different synchronization primitives. To advance CLOMP-TM, we added Message Passing Interface (MPI) routines for a hybrid parallelization. This enables to run multiple MPI tasks, each running OpenMP, on one node. With these enhancements, a beneficial MPI task to OpenMP thread ratio is determined. Further, the synchronization primitives are ranked as a function of the application characteristics. To demonstrate the usefulness of these results, we investigate a real Monte Carlo simulation called Monte Carlo Benchmark (MCB). Applying the lessons learned yields the best task to thread ratio. Further, we were able to tune the synchronization by transactifying the MCB. Further, we develop tools that capture the performance of the TM run time system and present it to the application's developer. The performance of the TM run time system relies on the built-in statistics. These tools use the Blue Gene Performance Monitoring (BGPM) interface to correlate the statistics from the TM run time system with performance counter values. This combination provides detailed insights in the run time behavior of the application and enables to track down the cause of degraded performance. Further, one tool has been implemented that separates the performance counters in three categories: Successful Speculation, Unsuccessful Speculation and No Speculation. All of the tools are crafted around IBM's xlc compiler for C and C++ and have been run and tested on a Q32 early access system.

Schindewolf, M

2011-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Real estate's market value and a pollution and health effects analysis decision support system  

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The authors of this paper participated in the project Framework 6 intelligent Cities and the Lincoln institute of Land Policy Fellowship. One of the above project's goals was to develop and improve a Real Estate's Market Value, and the Pollution and ... Keywords: air pollution, cooperative decision making, health effects, market value, multiple-user, premises microclimate, voice stress analysis

E. Zavadskas; A. Kaklauskas; E. Maciunas; P. Vainiunas; A. Marsalka

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A design decision-making support model for customized product color combination  

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The need for product customization during product development processes will continue to increase. Product customization can satisfy consumer needs and preferences. Altering the colors and appearance of module parts is an effectual method of achieving ... Keywords: Color combination, Customization, Decision-making, Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP), Image compositing

Min-Yuan Ma; Cheih-Ying Chen; Fong-Gong Wu

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A pragmatic stochastic decision model for supporting goods trans-shipments in a supply chain environment  

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This paper develops a set of decision rules to assist wholesalers to decide whether it is more cost effective to trans-ship urgent outstanding retailer orders from other wholesalers, very fast but at a higher purchase cost, or to order from their suppliers. ... Keywords: Inventory replenishment, Lateral trans-shipments, Stochastic demand, Wholesaler operations

H. C. W. Lau; Dilupa Nakandala

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A formal framework for scenario development in support of environmental decision-making  

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Scenarios are possible future states of the world that represent alternative plausible conditions under different assumptions. Often, scenarios are developed in a context relevant to stakeholders involved in their applications since the evaluation of ... Keywords: Alternative futures, Decision-making, Scenario analysis, Scenario planning, Scenarios, Uncertainty

Mohammed Mahmoud; Yuqiong Liu; Holly Hartmann; Steven Stewart; Thorsten Wagener; Darius Semmens; Robert Stewart; Hoshin Gupta; Damian Dominguez; Francina Dominguez; David Hulse; Rebecca Letcher; Brenda Rashleigh; Court Smith; Roger Street; Jenifer Ticehurst; Mark Twery; Hedwig van Delden; Ruth Waldick; Denis White; Larry Winter

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Type-2 fuzzy decision support system to optimise MANET integration into infrastructure-based wireless systems  

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Mobile ad hoc networks are able to extend the coverage area of Internet access points by establishing multihop communication paths. Due to diverse factors such as the mobility of the nodes, the propagation conditions or the traffic status, the communication ... Keywords: Ad hoc networks, Fuzzy decision system, Internet connection

A. J. Yuste; A. TriviñO; E. Casilari

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation security decision support system for emergency response: A training prototype  

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During emergencies, decision making is a challenging task requiring immediate and effective action from responders under the pressures of incomplete and erroneous information. Identification of appropriate resources and personnel, proper lines of communication, ... Keywords: Computer-based training, Mock drills, Organizational learning

S. W. Yoon; J. D. Velasquez; B. K. Partridge; S. Y. Nof

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Approach and Quantitative Decision Tools for Technology Selection in Environmentally Friendly Drilling  

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One of the petroleum industry?s goals is to reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas operations in environmentally sensitive areas. To achieve this, a number of Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) technologies have been developed to varying degrees. For example, the use of an elevated platform as an alternative to the gravel pad is less intrusive and leads to a more environmentally friendly approach to drilling operations. Elevated drilling platforms will require the use of piles. Another alternative to the gravel pad is the use of composite mats. Since the demand of low impact technologies for drill site construction has rapidly increased, the parametric study for the feasibility of using pile foundations and composite mats is conducted in this research. Even though a number of EFD technologies have already been developed to varying degrees, few have been integrated into a field demonstrable drilling system (i.e., combination of technologies) compatible with ecologically sensitive areas. In general, it is difficult to select the best combination of EFD technologies for a given site because there are many possible combinations and many different evaluation criteria. The proposed technology evaluation method is based on a systems analysis that can be used for integrating current and new EFD technologies into an optimal EFD system. An optimization scheme is suggested based on a combination of multi-attribute utility theory and exhaustively enumerating all possible technology combinations to provide a quantitative rationale and suggest the best set of systems according to a set of criteria, with the relative importance of the different criteria defined by the decision-maker. In this research, the sensitivity of the optimal solution to the weight factors and the effects of the uncertainty of input scores are also discussed using a case study. An application of the proposed approach is described by conducting a case study in Green Lake at McFaddin, TX. The main purpose of this case study is to test the proposed technology evaluation protocol in a real site and then to refine the protocol. This research describes the results of the case study which provided a more logical and comprehensive approach that maximized the economic and environmental goals of both the landowner and the oil company leaseholder.

Yu, Ok Y.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Analysis in Support of Decision Making for Technological Investment  

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Engineering design, resource allocation, military operations, and investment strategies share a major common trait, which is, to a large extent, independent of their different origins, specific features, and intended goals. The unifying trait is the fact that, in any of these endeavors, one has to make reasonable choices, at multiple levels of decision making, among various possible and sometimes competing prospective solutions to an important and consequential practical problem. While the specifics of the problem depend on application, context, additional constraints, etc., the ultimate--albeit imprecise--goal in all these activities is to ''optimize performance,'' which is to have maximal success/profit/return with minimal time/effort/investment. In general, the underlying system is ruled by complex and often unknown dynamics, and affected by various uncertainties, which are unknown as well; on the other hand, there are numerous levels of decision making, which result in a hierarchical structure in the decision process (tree) that is both asynchronous and non-deterministic. Usually, indifferent of the specific application, as one lowers the level of decision making, alternatives depend on fewer independent variables and models become more detailed and physics/engineering based. On the contrary, at higher levels, various components aggregate and decision making is based more on fuzzier criteria instead of readily quantifiable physics/engineering details. Moreover, decisions are strongly influenced by the educational and personal biases of the people who take them. In some instances, this may blur, if not totally obfuscate objective comparisons between various options. Therefore, a crucial point in decision-making is properly understanding and quantifying the tradeoffs, including all their future relevant consequences. Since the interaction between various choices is an intricate nonlinear process, the focus shifts from the dynamics itself to the overall performance and affordability. This is not unreasonable, since oftentimes major upgrades on some components have little impact, while minor upgrades of other components turn out to be critical. To illustrate the approach, we assume that one deals with only two levels. At the lower level, physical/engineering processes are described by continuous and/or discrete, analytic and/or computer models. These models are supposed to be deterministic (e.g. dynamics as ruled by well established physical laws), but their outcome may depend in an unpredictable way on: (i) small nonlinearities unaccounted for in the model development and/or (ii) factors that--at the specific level of modelization--may be treated as stochastic terms (weather conditions, human factors, political circumstances, fluctuations in the quality of carburant, wear and tear, etc.) To this extent, the outcomes of the model processes may be considered stochastic variables/fields with a certain probability distribution function (PDF). Upon many realizations of the model, one can get reliable information about the essential features of this PDF.

Lenhart, S

2003-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of rule effectiveness and positive predictive value of clinical rules in a Dutch clinical decision support system in daily hospital pharmacy practice  

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Introduction: Our advanced clinical decision support (CDS) system, entitled 'adverse drug event alerting system' (ADEAS), is in daily use in our hospital pharmacy. It is used by hospital pharmacists to select patients at risk of possible adverse drug ... Keywords: Adverse drug events, Clinical decision support systems, Clinical pharmacy services, Clinical rules, Evaluation studies, Hospital pharmacy services, Medication safety, Positive predictive value, Rule effectiveness, University hospitals

Mirjam K. Rommers, Juliëtte Zwaveling, Henk-Jan Guchelaar, Irene M. Teepe-Twiss

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources potential in wide areas for connection to high voltage networks  

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A decision support information system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources (RES) potential in wide areas is presented in this paper. The system estimates the RES potential in specific areas, examines ... Keywords: DSS, GIS, biomass, decision support systeoms, distributed generation, geographical information systems, high voltage network, renewable energy estimation, renewable energy forecasting, renewable energy potential, renewable energy sources, small hydro, wind energy, wind power

Michael Psalidas; Demosthenes Agoris; Vassilis Kilias; Kostas Tigas; Panagiotis Stratis; Giannis Vlachos

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Checking CSP-Z: Strategy, Tool Support and Industrial Application  

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Model-checking is now widely accepted as an ecient method for analysing computer system properties, such as deadlock-freedom. Its practical applicability is due to existing automatic tools which deal with tedious proofs. Another research area of increasing interest is formal language integration where the capabilities of each language are used to capture precisely some aspects of a system. In this paper we propose a general strategy for model-checking CSP-Z specications using as tool support the FDR model-checker. The CSP-Z language is a semantical integration of CSP and Z, such that CSP handles the concurrent aspects of a system, and Z the data structures part. We also present a modular approach for model-checking complex CSP-Z specications, specically to verify deadlock-freedom. Finally, we present a CSP-Z specication for a subset of a real Brazilian articial microssatellite, and apply the proposed strategy to prove that this specication is deadlock-free. Key words: Model-Chec...

Alexandre Mota; Augusto Sampaio

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating Stakeholder Decision Support Needs into an Integrated Regional Earth System Model  

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A new modeling effort exploring the opportunities, constraints, and interactions between mitigation and adaptation at regional scale is utilizing stakeholder engagement in an innovative approach to guide model development and demonstration, including uncertainty characterization, to effectively inform regional decision making. This project, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), employs structured stakeholder interactions and literature reviews to identify the most relevant adaptation and mitigation alternatives and decision criteria for each regional application of the framework. The information is used to identify important model capabilities and to provide a focus for numerical experiments. This paper presents the stakeholder research results from the first iRESM pilot region. The pilot region includes the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwest portion of the United States as well as other contiguous states. This geographic area (14 states in total) permits cohesive modeling of hydrologic systems while also providing gradients in climate, demography, land cover/land use, and energy supply and demand. The results from the stakeholder research indicate that iRESM should prioritize addressing adaptation alternatives in the water resources, urban infrastructure, and agriculture sectors, such as water conservation, expanded water quality monitoring, altered reservoir releases, lowered water intakes, urban infrastructure upgrades, increased electric power reserves in urban areas, and land use management/crop selection changes. Regarding mitigation alternatives, the stakeholder research shows a need for iRESM to focus on policies affecting the penetration of renewable energy technologies, and the costs and effectiveness of energy efficiency, bioenergy production, wind energy, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Rice, Jennie S.; Moss, Richard H.; Runci, Paul J.; Anderson, K. L.; Malone, Elizabeth L.

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Unrealized Potential: A Review of Perceptions and Use of Weather and Climate Information in Agricultural Decision Making  

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This article reviews research on agricultural decision makers’ use and perceptions of weather and climate information and decision support tools (DSTs) conducted in the United States, Australia, and Canada over the past 30 years. Forty–seven ...

Amber Saylor Mase; Linda Stalker Prokopy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Closed-loop adaptive decision support based on automated trust assessment  

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This paper argues that it is important to study issues concerning trust and reliance when developing systems that are intended to augment cognition. Operators often under-rely on the help of a support system that provides advice or that performs certain ...

Peter-Paul van Maanen; Tomas Klos; Kees van Dongen

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of GIS as a Real Time Decision Support System for Irrigation Districts  

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The objectives were to provide the districts with a simple tool that would improve the availability of pumps and gates data from the existing SCADA system, improve the management of water orders, and allow access of data by account holders through the internet. An important component of the project was to interact and train District personnel. The final product of the project is a website, where pump and gates operations and water orders information are displayed in real-time, along with links to related historical data and other information. The on-line tool has three main components: 1) possibility to query real time and historic data from a new reorganized database created in our server; 2) status maps for display in real time of selected spatial information and alarms; 3) interactive maps for display of desired spatial information in real time and query historic spatial information. The main meaning of the status maps is to enable a friendlier and quicker access to the frequently used data. SCADA data include On/Off, current flow, upstream and downstream water level, and gate position. Water account data include pending orders, payment delinquents, and water balances.

Bonaiti, G.; Fipps, G.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maintenance CalendarOutages is the tool to schedule network maintenance and troubleshooting. I've got network trouble. Help me out trouble@es.net is a quick and easy way to...

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Behavioral Perspectives on Home Energy Audits: The Role of Auditors, Labels, Reports, and Audit Tools on Homeowner Decision Making  

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energy  audit  modeling  tools  and  tool-­? generated  guidance,  in  combination  with  auditor  perspectives  on  the  business  energy  audits.  The  latter  does  not  have  their  interests  involved  with  businesses.  

Ingle, Aaron

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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iRESM INITIATIVE UNDERSTANDING DECISION SUPPORT NEEDS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION --US Midwest Region—  

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The impacts of climate change are already affecting human and environmental systems worldwide, yet many uncertainties persist in the prediction of future climate changes and impacts due to limitations in scientific understanding of relevant causal factors. In particular, there is mounting urgency to efforts to improve models of human and environmental systems at the regional scale, and to integrate climate, ecosystem and energy-economic models to support policy, investment, and risk management decisions related to climate change mitigation (i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (i.e., responding to climate change impacts). The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a modeling framework, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), to address regional human-environmental system interactions in response to climate change and the uncertainties therein. The framework will consist of a suite of integrated models representing regional climate change, regional climate policy, and the regional economy, with a focus on simulating the mitigation and adaptation decisions made over time in the energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resource management sectors.

Rice, Jennie S.; Runci, Paul J.; Moss, Richard H.; Anderson, Kate L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From a Multicriterion Model to a Mathematical Model to Support Decision Making in Regards the Selection of Continuous Training Activities  

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Training programs are apparently worth something because computer companies or services continue investing money to educate and train their employees. But, they must see some relationship between the costs of training activities and ultimate company economic performance. In this paper, we describe ECONOF, a multicriterion model with the software tool related. It was developed to help managers to see this relationship between company performance and money invested in continuous training. Then, a basic mathematical model developed to help managers to maximize the money invested in continuous training is presented. 1. INTRODUCTION Today, companies information systems must support not only change of the organizational structure and function; it must support change in the makeup of their labor force [9]. The impact of the changing work force within the computer business is threefold. First, the computer enterprise or service has to hire applicants that it would normally pass over. Second,...

Marie-michèle Boulet; Clermont Dupuis; Université Laval

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetland Flow and Salinity Budgets and Elements of a Decision Support System toward Implementation of Real-Time Seasonal Wetland Salinity Management  

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The project has provided science-based tools for the long-term management of salinity in drainage discharges from wetlands to the San Joaquin River. The results of the project are being used to develop best management practices (BMP) and a decision support system to assist wetland managers adjust the timing of salt loads delivered to the San Joaquin River during spring drawdown. Adaptive drainage management scheduling has the potential to improve environmental compliance with salinity objectives in the Lower San Joaquin River by reducing the frequency of violation of Vernalis salinity standards, especially in dry and critically dry years. The paired approach to project implementation whereby adaptively managed and traditional practices were monitored in a side-by-side fashion has provided a quantitative measure of the impacts of the project on the timing of salt loading to the San Joaquin River. The most significant accomplishments of the project has been the technology transfer to wetland biologists, ditch tenders and water managers within the Grasslands Ecological Area. This “learning by doing” has build local community capacity within the Grassland Water District and California Department of Fish and Game providing these institutions with new capability to assess and effectively manage salinity within their wetlands while simultaneously providing benefits to salinity management of the San Joaquin River.

Quinn, N.W.T.; Ortega, R.; Rahilly, P.; Johnson, C.B.

2011-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Mining Session-Based Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in a Mental Health Setting: Toward Data-Driven Clinical Decision Support and Personalized Treatment  

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The CDOI outcome measure - a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument utilizing direct client feedback - was implemented in a large, real-world behavioral healthcare setting in order to evaluate previous findings from smaller controlled studies. PROs provide an alternative window into treatment effectiveness based on client perception and facilitate detection of problems/symptoms for which there is no discernible measure (e.g. pain). The principal focus of the study was to evaluate the utility of the CDOI for predictive modeling of outcomes in a live clinical setting. Implementation factors were also addressed within the framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior by linking adoption rates to implementation practices and clinician perceptions. The results showed that the CDOI does contain significant capacity to predict outcome delta over time based on baseline and early change scores in a large, real-world clinical setting, as suggested in previous research. The implementation analysis revealed a number of critical factors affecting successful implementation and adoption of the CDOI outcome measure, though there was a notable disconnect between clinician intentions and actual behavior. Most importantly, the predictive capacity of the CDOI underscores the utility of direct client feedback measures such as PROs and their potential use as the basis for next generation clinical decision support tools and personalized treatment approaches.

Casey Bennett; Thomas Doub; April Bragg; Jason Luellen; Christina Van Regenmorter; Jennifer Lockman; Randall Reiserer

2011-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting Generic Sketching-Based Input of Diagrams in a Domain-Specific Visual Language Meta-Tool  

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Software engineers often use hand-drawn diagrams as preliminary design artefacts and as annotations during reviews. We describe the addition of sketching support to a domain-specific visual language meta-tool enabling a wide range of diagram-based design ...

John Grundy; John Hosking

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the impact of government energy R&D investments through a multi-attribute utility-based decision tool  

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Government agencies characteristically face dynamic policy and investment environments yet frequently rely on ad-hoc decision-making methods in response to complexities inherent in their operating landscape. Additionally, ...

Gerst, Kacy J. (Kacy Jean)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An agent based tool to support tactical dialogues in industrial enterprise networks  

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The globalization of competition has entailed that organizations of developed countries have to face a new kind of competitor with low labour costs, and often-advantageous exchange rates (resulting in favorable export selling prices). In such a state ... Keywords: case study, decision making, enterprise networks, multi-agent systems, virtual development office

Marco Botarelli; Paolo Taticchi; Roberto Revetria; Flavio Tonelli

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of a multi-objective decision support system generated land use plan on forest fodder dependency in a Himalayan watershed  

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This paper analyzes the impact of integrated watershed land use plans generated through multi-objective optimization techniques in a Central Himalayan watershed on forest fodder dependency for meeting fodder requirements of livestock in the watershed. ... Keywords: Forest fodder dependency, Himalayas, Integrated watershed development, Multi-objective decision support system

A. Raizada; Pradeep Dogra; B. L. Dhyani

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization Development Environments 2000 Proceedings Interaction Tools to Support Knowledge Discovery  

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Discovery: A Case Study Using Data Explorer and Tcl/Tk Ray Masters1 Center for Academic Computing environment utilizing Data Explorer as the core tool and Tcl/Tk for the development of customized interactors, 2. 3D scatterplots, and 3. Parallel coordinate plots. Tcl/Tk offers the ability to prototype rapidly

Klippel, Alexander

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What Can Meta-Analyses Tell Us About the Reliability of Life Cycle Assessment for Decision Support?  

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The body of life cycle assessment (LCA) literature is vast and has grown over the last decade at a dauntingly rapid rate. Many LCAs have been published on the same or very similar technologies or products, in some cases leading to hundreds of publications. One result is the impression among decision makers that LCAs are inconclusive, owing to perceived and real variability in published estimates of life cycle impacts. Despite the extensive available literature and policy need formore conclusive assessments, only modest attempts have been made to synthesize previous research. A significant challenge to doing so are differences in characteristics of the considered technologies and inconsistencies in methodological choices (e.g., system boundaries, coproduct allocation, and impact assessment methods) among the studies that hamper easy comparisons and related decision support. An emerging trend is meta-analysis of a set of results from LCAs, which has the potential to clarify the impacts of a particular technology, process, product, or material and produce more robust and policy-relevant results. Meta-analysis in this context is defined here as an analysis of a set of published LCA results to estimate a single or multiple impacts for a single technology or a technology category, either in a statistical sense (e.g., following the practice in the biomedical sciences) or by quantitative adjustment of the underlying studies to make them more methodologically consistent. One example of the latter approach was published in Science by Farrell and colleagues (2006) clarifying the net energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of ethanol, in which adjustments included the addition of coproduct credit, the addition and subtraction of processes within the system boundary, and a reconciliation of differences in the definition of net energy metrics. Such adjustments therefore provide an even playing field on which all studies can be considered and at the same time specify the conditions of the playing field itself. Understanding the conditions under which a meta-analysis was conducted is important for proper interpretation of both the magnitude and variability in results. This special supplemental issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology includes 12 high-quality metaanalyses and critical reviews of LCAs that advance understanding of the life cycle environmental impacts of different technologies, processes, products, and materials. Also published are three contributions on methodology and related discussions of the role of meta-analysis in LCA. The goal of this special supplemental issue is to contribute to the state of the science in LCA beyond the core practice of producing independent studies on specific products or technologies by highlighting the ability of meta-analysis of LCAs to advance understanding in areas of extensive existing literature. The inspiration for the issue came from a series of meta-analyses of life cycle GHG emissions from electricity generation technologies based on research from the LCA Harmonization Project of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, which also provided financial support for this special supplemental issue. (See the editorial from this special supplemental issue [Lifset 2012], which introduces this supplemental issue and discusses the origins, funding, peer review, and other aspects.) The first article on reporting considerations for meta-analyses/critical reviews for LCA is from Heath and Mann (2012), who describe the methods used and experience gained in NREL's LCA Harmonization Project, which produced six of the studies in this special supplemental issue. Their harmonization approach adapts key features of systematic review to identify and screen published LCAs followed by a meta-analytical procedure to adjust published estimates to ones based on a consistent set of methods and assumptions to allow interstudy comparisons and conclusions to be made. In a second study on methods, Zumsteg and colleagues (2012) propose a checklist for a sta

Brandao, M.; Heath, G.; Cooper, J.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools (Intro Paragraph) | Data.gov  

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Tools (Intro Paragraph) Tools (Intro Paragraph) Ocean Data Tools Technical Guide Map Gallery Regional Planning Feedback Ocean You are here Data.gov » Communities » Ocean Science and information are fundamental to effective marine planning. Marine planning involves inclusive discussion and analyses of the status and potential uses of 3-dimensional areas of coastal, marine and Great Lakes ecosystems (including the water column) and their potential changes over time. Relevant spatial data and derived interpretive and analytical products (i.e. decision-support tools) help inform all phases of the marine planning process. To date, several decision-support tools have been develop to support marine planning efforts. Marine planners should carefully evaluate which tools best apply to their region or specific issue or project. Below is a list of

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Reducing enterprise IT fragmentation through standard metrics and decision tools : a case study in the aerospace and defense industry  

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Over the last several decades, manufacturing companies around the world have embraced new and powerful business tools made possible with Information Technology. Major investments are frequently made in enterprise-wide ...

Wheeler, Benjamin (Benjamin Ray)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Home Energy Saver  

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Home Energy Saver Home Energy Saver logo. First Internet-based decision-support tool for calculating energy use for all end uses in residential buildings. The Home Energy Saver...

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Support  

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WIPP Support Double Beta Decay Dark Matter Biology Repository Science Renewable Energy Community, State and Congressional Support for WIPP as a host for Underground Experiments...

264

Green policy making and analysis support via process systems engineering tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmental (Green) policymaking is the process of designing and applying environmental policies that is interdisciplinary in nature. Therefore the environmental policy analysis and making may include wide range of information and data; scientific, ... Keywords: activity models, green policy design, multi-dimensional formalism, ontologies, policy analysis, policy support system

Nasser Ayoub; Yuji Naka

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Software: Sprinkler Use Decisioning  

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... Sprinkler Use Decisioning is a Web-tool designed to facilitate economic analysis of residential fire sprinklers at the homeowner-and community ...

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

266

Ecosystem Services Decision Tree Pilot Test with New York Power Authority  

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EPRI published the report “Ecosystem Services Decision Tree: A Decision-Support Tool for Consideration of Ecosystem Services in the Electric Power Industry” (1026845) in December of 2012. The Decision Tree was created to help a company determine why, when, and how to consider ecosystem services. The Decision Tree was pilot-tested in 2013 in a theoretical application by New York Power Authority.BackgroundThe pilot test was intended to inform the ...

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

267

RSB tool: a LCA tool for the assessment of biofuels sustainability  

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The paper focuses on the role of simulation within the RSB GHG Tool, which is a web-based decision support tool that assesses greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels according to the principles of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. Using a questionnaire, ...

Jürgen Reinhard; Mireille Faist Emmenegger; Andi H. Widok; Volker Wohlgemuth

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

A Path to Operating System and Runtime Support for Extreme Scale Tools  

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In this project, we cast distributed resource access as operations on files in a global name space and developed a common, scalable solution for group operations on distributed processes and files. The resulting solution enables tool and middleware developers to quickly create new scalable software or easily improve the scalability of existing software. The cornerstone of the project was the design of a new programming idiom called group file operations that eliminates iterative behavior when a single process must apply the same set of file operations to a group of related files. To demonstrate our novel and scalable ideas for group file operations and global name space composition, we developed a group file system called TBON-FS that leverages a tree-based overlay network (TBON), specifically MRNet, for logarithmic communication and distributed data aggregation. We also developed proc++, a new synthetic file system co-designed for use in scalable group file operations. Over the course of the project, we evaluated the utility and performance of group file operations, global name space composition, TBON-FS, and proc++ in three case studies. The first study focused on the ease in using group file operations and TBON-FS to quickly develop several new scalable tools for distributed system administration and monitoring. The second study evaluated the integration of group file operation and TBON-FS within the Ganglia Distributed Monitoring System to improve its scalability for clusters. The final study involved the integration of group file operations, TBON-FS, and proc++ within TotalView, the widely-used parallel debugger. For this project, the work of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) team occurred primarily in two directions: bringing the MRNet tree-based overlay network (TBON) implementation to the Cray XT platform, and investigating techniques for predicting the performance of MRNet topologies on such systems. Rogue Wave Software (RWS), formerly TotalView Technologies Inc., worked with the University ofWisconsin (UW) team on the design and prototyping of a scalable version of the TotalView debugger. RWS assisted UW with their "proc++" design effort. RWS assisted UW with strategy for integrating proc++ into TotalView.

Miller, Barton P.; Roth, Philip; DelSignore, John

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process  

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Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process June 2009 Monica C. Regalbuto Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM Kevin G. Brown Vanderbilt University and CRESP David W. DePaoli Oak Ridge National Laboratory Candido Pereira Argonne National Laboratory John R. Shultz Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM Sahid C. Smith Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Process June 2009 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Review Team thanks Ms. Sonitza Blanco, Team Lead Planning and Coordination Waste Disposition Project U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office and Mr. Pete Hill, Liquid Waste Planning Manager for Washington Savannah River Company, for their

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External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process  

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Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process September 2009 Monica C. Regalbuto Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM Kevin G. Brown Vanderbilt University and CRESP David W. DePaoli Oak Ridge National Laboratory Candido Pereira Argonne National Laboratory John R. Shultz Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process September 2009 Acknowledgements The Review Team thanks Mr. Glyn Trenchard, Team Lead for Planning and Coordination Waste Disposition Project, U.S. Department of Energy--Office of River Protection, Mr. Paul Rutland, RPP System Planning Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions, and Mr. Ernie Lee,

271

Provide Data and Tools  

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Provide Data and Tools Print E-mail Provide Data and Tools Print E-mail With the advance of observational capabilities, computational power, and scientific research, there is both an opportunity for scientific progress in the study of the Earth system and a need to manage the data and information generated about it. As computational capabilities improve, data volume will continue to grow at an accelerating rate. It is crucial to continue to collect and store these records, but this increased output will also present data management challenges. Addressing this data-volume challenge will require advanced technology to link users to the various data providers and cloud-based tools to facilitate collaboration. In the coming decade, USGCRP will take a leadership role in coordinating these networks, by providing shared data access, analytic capabilities, and modeling frameworks to support integrated research and decision support.

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IVIP --- A Scientific Workflow System to Support Experts in Spatial Planning of Crop Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision making for crop production planning is essentially driven by location-based or more precisely by space-oriented information. Therefore, farmers and regional experts in the field mostly rely on new spatial-data-oriented decision making tools. ... Keywords: Agriculture, Forecast, GIS, Kepler, Scientific data integration, Scientific workflow models, Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS), WSDL, Web Service, Workflow Management System (WMS)

Christopher J. Tuot; Michael Sintek; Andreas R. Dengel

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Participatory modeling has become an important tool in facilitating resource decision making and dispute resolution. Approaches to modeling that are commonly used in this context often do not adequately account for important human factors. Current techniques provide insights into how certain human activities and variables affect resource outcomes; however, they do not directly simulate the complex variables that shape how, why, and under what conditions different human agents behave in ways that affect resources and human interactions related to them. Current approaches also do not adequately reveal how the effects of individual decisions scale up to have systemic level effects in complex resource systems. This lack of integration prevents the development of more robust models to support decision making and dispute resolution processes. Development of integrated tools is further hampered by the fact that collection of primary data for decision-making modeling is costly and time consuming. This project seeks to develop a new approach to resource modeling that incorporates both technical and behavioral modeling techniques into a single decision-making architecture. The modeling platform is enhanced by use of traditional and advanced processes and tools for expedited data capture. Specific objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a proof of concept for a new technical approach to resource modeling that combines the computational techniques of system dynamics and agent based modeling, (2) Develop an iterative, participatory modeling process supported with traditional and advance data capture techniques that may be utilized to facilitate decision making, dispute resolution, and collaborative learning processes, and (3) Examine potential applications of this technology and process. The development of this decision support architecture included both the engineering of the technology and the development of a participatory method to build and apply the technology. Stakeholder interaction with the model and associated data capture was facilitated through two very different modes of engagement, one a standard interface involving radio buttons, slider bars, graphs and plots, while the other utilized an immersive serious gaming interface. The decision support architecture developed through this project was piloted in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to examine how these tools might be utilized to promote enhanced understanding and decision-making in the context of complex water resource management issues. Potential applications of this architecture and its capacity to lead to enhanced understanding and decision-making was assessed through qualitative interviews with study participants who represented key stakeholders in the basin.

Siirola, John; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Benz, Zachary O.; Stansbury, Melanie; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Turnley, Jessica Glicken (Galisteo Consulting); Warrender, Christina E.; Morrow, James Dan

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

A Framework for Improving Building Operating Decisions  

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to develop a decision analysis tool to help facility managers make proactive energy and maintenance management decisions. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the...

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Improved Meteorological Input for Atmospheric Release Decision support Systems and an Integrated LES Modeling System for Atmospheric Dispersion of Toxic Agents: Homeland Security Applications  

SciTech Connect

When hazardous material is accidently or intentionally released into the atmosphere, emergency response organizations look to decision support systems (DSSs) to translate contaminant information provided by atmospheric models into effective decisions to protect the public and emergency responders and to mitigate subsequent consequences. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) is one of the primary DSSs utilized by emergency management organizations. IMAAC is responsible for providing 'a single piont for the coordination and dissemination of Federal dispersion modeling and hazard prediction products that represent the Federal position' during actual or potential incidents under the National Response Plan. The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC), locatec at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), serves as the primary operations center of the IMAAC. A key component of atmospheric release decision support systems is meteorological information - models and data of winds, turbulence, and other atmospheric boundary-layer parameters. The accuracy of contaminant predictions is strongly dependent on the quality of this information. Therefore, the effectiveness of DSSs can be enhanced by improving the meteorological options available to drive atmospheric transport and fate models. The overall goal of this project was to develop and evaluate new meteorological modeling capabilities for DSSs based on the use of NASA Earth-science data sets in order to enhance the atmospheric-hazard information provided to emergency managers and responders. The final report describes the LLNL contributions to this multi-institutional effort. LLNL developed an approach to utilize NCAR meteorological predictions using NASA MODIS data for the New York City (NYC) region and demonstrated the potential impact of the use of different data sources and data parameterizations on IMAAC/NARAC fate and transport predictions. A case study involving coastal sea breeze circulation patterns in the NYC region was used to investigate the sensitivity of atmospheric dispersion results on the source of three-dimensional wind field data.

Arnold, E; Simpson, M; Larsen, S; Gash, J; Aluzzi, F; Lundquist, J; Sugiyama, G

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

276

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ZEBO  

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ZEBO ZEBO ZEBO is a decision support tool for the study and design of net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in hot climates during early design phases. The aim of this tool is to facilitate and integrate the use of energy building performance simulation for architects. The tool embraces a graphical user interface for EnergyPlus. It allows for sensitivity analysis of possible variations of NZEB design parameters and elements during the early design phases in hot climates. Its added values reside in its ability to inform the decision before decisions are made about NZEB design. The tool is contextual and is based on an embedded benchmark model and database for Egyptian residential buildings, which includes local materials and construction and allows the generation of code-compliant design

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Decision-Support Software for Grid Operators: Transmission Topology Control for Infrastructure Resilience to the Integration of Renewable Generation  

SciTech Connect

GENI Project: The CRA team is developing control technology to help grid operators more actively manage power flows and integrate renewables by optimally turning on and off entire power lines in coordination with traditional control of generation and load resources. The control technology being developed would provide grid operators with tools to help manage transmission congestion by identifying the facilities whose on/off status must change to lower generation costs, increase utilization of renewable resources and improve system reliability. The technology is based on fast optimization algorithms for the near to real-time change in the on/off status of transmission facilities and their software implementation.

2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Groundwater modeling: Application of a multiphase fluid flow model as a decision-making tool for assessing and remediating installation restoration program sites. Master's thesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research examined a two-dimensional numerical model, VALOR, which can simulate multiphase fluid flow in soils and groundwater, and evaluated the applicability of the model as a decision-making tool for assessing and remediating IRP sites. Model sensitivity analyses were conducted to study the influence of grid sizes, soil types, and organic release rates on the simulated migration of both light and dense non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs). The VALOR model was applied to a case study of a JP-4 release at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The finer grid sizes provide the most accurate definition of NAPL distribution. The soil type and release rate sensitivity analyses demonstrate that NAPL migrates quicker through coarse sands than fine sand and clay. The light NAPL ponds at the water table and spreads laterally. The dense NAPL migrates through the subsurface and ponds at the aquifer bottom. The fast organic release simulations predict wider vertical pathways of migration. The slow organic release simulations predict higher light NAPL saturation at the water table. The case study indicates that within limits, VALOR may be useful for assessing NAPL distribution, estimating contaminated soil volumes, and evaluating remediation alternatives.... Groundwater modeling, Non-aqueous Phase Liquids: NAPL, Multiphase fluid flow model, Installation Restoration Program, IRP.

Scott, D.J.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of Decision for the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0323) (01/12/04)  

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21 21 Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 7 / Monday, January 12, 2004 / Notices The following is a list of prohibited and exempt communications recently received in the Office of the Secretary. The communications listed are grouped by docket numbers. These filings are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary (FERRIS) link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC, Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866)208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202)502-8659. PROHIBITED Docket No. Date filed Presenter or requester 1. CP04-12-000

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Decision Framework for Evaluating Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI is working to develop tools to support long-term strategic planning for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of advanced nuclear fuel cycle technologies for electricity generation. The development of a decision framework to help guide the eventual deployment of advanced nuclear technologies represents a key component of this effort. This interim report describes the structure of a prototypical EPRI decision framework and illustrates how that framework can be applied to assess nuclear fuel...

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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MIDAS : minor incident decision analysis software  

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MIDAS is the minor incident decision analysis software that acts as an advisory tool for plant decision makers and operators to analyze the available decision alternatives for resolving minor incidents. The minor incidents ...

Horng, Tze-Chieh, 1964-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment  

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Speaker(s): Vineeta Pal Date: July 26, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Satkartar K. Kinney To make informed decisions about the design, construction and operation of a building, it is necessary to predict and evaluate the impact of these decisions on the performance of the building. Each of these decisions impacts the performance of the building in a number of different and inter-related ways. Therefore, a computational environment that seeks to support this decision-making process needs to enable the prediction and evaluation of different aspects of building performance. Several stand-alone computer tools are currently available, each of which addresses a particular aspect of the building performance. The Building Design

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RETScreen International Clean Energy Project Analysis Tool | Open Energy  

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RETScreen International Clean Energy Project Analysis Tool RETScreen International Clean Energy Project Analysis Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: RETScreen International Clean Energy Project Analysis Tool Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: www.retscreen.net/ang/home.php Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/retscreen-international-clean-energy- Language: String representation "English,Arabic, ... Urdu,Vietnamese" is too long. Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education The RETScreen International Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision-support tool. The software, provided free-of-charge, can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs,

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IBRD Operational Decision Framework  

SciTech Connect

The IBRD Operational Decision Framework in this document is an expansion of an emerging general risk management framework under development by an interagency working group. It provides the level of detail necessary to develop a general Consequence Management Guidance Document for biological contamination remediation and restoration. It is the intent of this document to support both wide area and individual site remediation and restoration activities. This product was initiated as a portion of the IBRD Task 1 Systems Analysis to aid in identification of wide area remediation and restoration shortcomings and gaps. The draft interagency general risk management framework was used as the basis for the analysis. The initial Task 1 analysis document expanded the draft interagency framework to a higher level of resolution, building on both the logic structure and the accompanying text explanations. It was then employed in a qualitative manner to identify responsible agencies, data requirements, tool requirements, and current capabilities for each decision and task. This resulted in identifying shortcomings and gaps needing resolution. Several meetings of a joint LLNL/SNL working group reviewed and approved the initial content of this analysis. At the conclusion of Task 1, work continued on the expanded framework to generate this Operational Decision Framework which is consistent with the existing interagency general risk management framework. A large LLNL task group met repeatedly over a three-month period to develop the expanded framework, coordinate the framework with the biological remediation checklist, and synchronize the logic with the Consequence Management Plan table of contents. The expanded framework was briefed at a large table top exercise reviewing the interagency risk management framework. This exercise had representation from major US metropolitan areas as well as national agencies. This product received positive comments from the participants. Upon completion of the Operational Decision Framework, another joint LLNL/SNL working group conducted a day-long review. Identified modifications were made to the document, resulting in the included product.

Greenwalt, R; Hibbard, W; Raber, E; Carlsen, T; Folks, K; MacQueen, D; Mancieri, S; Bunt, T; Richards, J; Hirabayashi-Dethier, J

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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TECHNOLOGY TYPE: ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE APPLICATION: VISUALIZATION, SAMPLE OPTIMIZATION, AND COST- BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SETS  

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Program (ETV) to facilitate the deployment of innovative or improved environmental technologies through performance verification and dissemination of information. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by substantially accelerating the acceptance and use of improved and cost-effective technologies. ETV seeks to achieve this goal by providing high-quality, peer-reviewed data on technology performance to those involved in the design, distribution, financing, permitting, purchase, and use of environmental technologies. ETV works in partnership with recognized standards and testing organizations and stakeholder groups consisting of regulators, buyers, and vendor organizations, with the full participation of individual technology developers. The program evaluates the performance of innovative technologies by developing test plans that are responsive to the needs of stakeholders, conducting field or laboratory tests (as appropriate), collecting and analyzing data, and preparing peer-reviewed reports. All evaluations are conducted in accordance with rigorous quality assurance protocols to ensure that data of known and adequate quality are generated and that the results are defensible. The Site Characterization and Monitoring Technologies Pilot (SCMT), one of 12 technology areas under ETV, is administered by EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). With the support of the U.S.

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2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transfer of Physical and Hydraulic Properties Databases to the Hanford Environmental Information System - PNNL Remediation Decision Support Project, Task 1, Activity 6  

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This report documents the requirements for transferring physical and hydraulic property data compiled by PNNL into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS). The Remediation Decision Support (RDS) Project is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support Hanford Site waste management and remedial action decisions by the U.S. Department of Energy and one of their current site contractors - CH2M-Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC). The objective of Task 1, Activity 6 of the RDS project is to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for sediments from the Hanford Site, to port these data into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS), and to make the data web-accessible to anyone on the Hanford Local Area Network via the so-called Virtual Library.1 These physical and hydraulic property data are used to estimate parameters for analytical and numerical flow and transport models that are used for site risk assessments and evaluation of remedial action alternatives. In past years efforts were made by RDS project staff to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for Hanford sediments and to transfer these data into SoilVision{reg_sign}, a commercial geotechnical software package designed for storing, analyzing, and manipulating soils data. Although SoilVision{reg_sign} has proven to be useful, its access and use restrictions have been recognized as a limitation to the effective use of the physical and hydraulic property databases by the broader group of potential users involved in Hanford waste site issues. In order to make these data more widely available and useable, a decision was made to port them to HEIS and to make them web-accessible via a Virtual Library module. In FY08 the original objectives of this activity on the RDS project were to: (1) ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data currently residing in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database maintained by PNNL, (2) transfer the physical and hydraulic property data from the Microsoft Access database files used by SoilVision{reg_sign} into HEIS, which is currently being maintained by CHRPC, (3) develop a Virtual Library module for accessing these data from HEIS, and (4) write a User's Manual for the Virtual Library module. The intent of these activities is to make the available physical and hydraulic property data more readily accessible and useable by technical staff and operable unit managers involved in waste site assessments and remedial action decisions for Hanford. In FY08 communications were established between PNNL and staff from Fluor-Hanford Co. (who formerly managed HEIS) to outline the design of a Virtual Library module that could be used to access the physical and hydraulic property data that are to be transferred into HEIS. Data dictionaries used by SoilVision{reg_sign} were also provided to Fluor-Hanford personnel (who are now with CHPRC). During ongoing work to ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data that currently reside in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database, it was recognized that further work would be required in this effort before the data were actually ported into HEIS. Therefore work on the Virtual Library module development and an accompanying User's Guide was deferred until an unspecified later date. In FY09 efforts have continued to verify the traceability and defensibility of the physical and hydraulic property datasets that are currently being maintained by PNNL. Although this is a work in progress, several of these datasets should be ready for transfer to HEIS in the very near future. This document outlines a plan for the migration of these datasets into HEIS.

Rockhold, Mark L.; Middleton, Lisa A.

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

287

Prioritization Tool  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Peer Review Alexis Abramson Chief Scientist alexis.abramson@ee.doe.gov April 2, 2013 Building Technologies Office Prioritization Tool 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Vision: develop an analytical tool that considers building efficiency measures and technologies, and assesses and compares their potential value into the future Uses: * Inform programmatic decision-making * Examine "what if" scenarios * Create targets for FOAs

288

Human factors simulation tools for the course of action analysis in COIN  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyzing and modeling of insurgency behavior and decisions is a complex task that can only be conducted by systematic as well as system-view methods. Different approaches like Human Behavior Representation (HBR), Organization Behavior Representation ... Keywords: Human Behavior Representation (HBR), Mass Behavior Representation (MBR), Organization Behavior Representation (OBR), cognitive modeling, decision support tool, mission analysis

Markus Bresinsky; Harald Schaub

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

SWERA/Analysis Tools | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » SWERA/Analysis Tools < SWERA Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Analysis ToolsPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA OpenCarto OpenCarto houses the SWERA web based GIS application and provides the tools and data to support a variety of user communities in both small and large project planning, feasibility assessment, policy making, and decision support. The interface is designed to support collaboration across industries, geography, and research domains by providing interoperability

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Regulatory Tools  

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Regulatory Tools Regulatory Tools Home CRA - 2004 Final Recertification Decision CRA Comments & Responses CCA - 1996 CRA CARDs & TSDs CCA CARDs & TSDs Regulatory Tools Title 40 CFR Part 191 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes. Title 40 CFR Part 194 Criteria for the Certification and Re-Certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With the 40 CFR Part 191 Disposal Regulations. Part I Title 40 CFR Part 194 Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With the Disposal Regulations; Alternative Provisions; Proposed Rule. Friday August 9, 2002. Part II Title 40 CFR Part 194 Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With the Disposal Regulations: Certification Decision; Final Rule. May 18, 1998. Part III

291

InvestigationOrganizer: The development and testing of a Web-based tool to support mishap investigations  

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ABSTRACT 1 InvestigationOrganizer (IO) is a collaborative web-based system designed to support the conduct of mishap investigations. IO provides a common repository for a wide range of mishap related information, and allows investigators to make explicit, shared, and meaningful links between evidence, causal models, findings and recommendations. It integrates the functionality of a database, a common document repository, a semantic knowledge network, a rule-based inference engine, and causal modeling and visualization. Thus far, IO has been used to support four mishap investigations within NASA, ranging from a small property damage case to the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. This paper describes how the functionality of IO supports mishap investigations and the lessons learned from the experience of supporting two of the NASA mishap investigations: the Columbia

Robert E. Carvalho; James Williams; Ian Sturken; Richard Keller

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Decisions decisions plant vessels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes concepts for a family of plant vessels that help users make decisions or reach goals. The concepts use plants to mark time or answer questions for the user, creating a connection between the user and the individual plant. These concepts ...

Jenny Liang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status Report on Transfer of Physical and Hydraulic Properties Databases to the Hanford Environmental Information System - PNNL Remediation Decision Support Project, Task 1, Activity 6  

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This document provides a status report on efforts to transfer physical and hydraulic property data from PNNL to CHPRC for incorporation into HEIS. The Remediation Decision Support (RDS) Project is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support Hanford Site waste management and remedial action decisions by the U.S. Department of Energy and their contractors. The objective of Task 1, Activity 6 of the RDS project is to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for sediments from the Hanford Site, to port these data into the Hanford Environmental Information System (HEIS), and to make the data web-accessible to anyone on the Hanford Local Area Network via the so-called Virtual Library. These physical and hydraulic property data are used to estimate parameters for analytical and numerical flow and transport models that are used for site risk assessments and evaluation of remedial action alternatives. In past years efforts were made by RDS project staff to compile all available physical and hydraulic property data for Hanford sediments and to transfer these data into SoilVision{reg_sign}, a commercial geotechnical software package designed for storing, analyzing, and manipulating soils data. Although SoilVision{reg_sign} has proven to be useful, its access and use restrictions have been recognized as a limitation to the effective use of the physical and hydraulic property databases by the broader group of potential users involved in Hanford waste site issues. In order to make these data more widely available and useable, a decision was made to port them to HEIS and to make them web-accessible via a Virtual Library module. In FY08 the original objectives of this activity on the RDS project were to: (1) ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data currently residing in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database maintained by PNNL, (2) transfer the physical and hydraulic property data from the Microsoft Access database files used by SoilVision{reg_sign} into HEIS, which is currently being maintained by CH2M-Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHRPC), (3) develop a Virtual Library module for accessing these data from HEIS, and (4) write a User's Manual for the Virtual Library module. The intent of these activities is to make the available physical and hydraulic property data more readily accessible and useable by technical staff and operable unit managers involved in waste site assessments and remedial action decisions for Hanford. In FY08 communications were established between PNNL and staff from Fluor-Hanford Co. (who formerly managed HEIS) to outline the design of a Virtual Library module that could be used to access the physical and hydraulic property data that are to be transferred into HEIS. Data dictionaries used by SoilVision{reg_sign} were also provided to Fluor-Hanford personnel who are now with CHPRC. During ongoing work to ensure traceability and defensibility of all physical and hydraulic property data that currently reside in the SoilVision{reg_sign} database, it was recognized that further work would be required in this effort before the data were actually ported into HEIS. Therefore work on the Virtual Library module development and an accompanying User's Guide was deferred until an unspecified later date. In FY09 efforts have continued to verify the traceability and defensibility of the physical and hydraulic property datasets that are currently being maintained by PNNL. Although this is a work in progress, several of these datasets are now ready for transfer to CHRPC for inclusion in HEIS. The actual loading of data into HEIS is performed by CHPRC staff, so after the data are transferred from PNNL to CHPRC, it will be the responsibility of CHPRC to ensure that these data are loaded and made accessible. This document provides a status report on efforts to transfer physical and hydraulic property data from PNNL to CHPRC for incorporation into HEIS.

Rockhold, Mark L.; Middleton, Lisa A.; Cantrell, Kirk J.

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

294

SRS Public Involvement in Waste Management Has Resulted in Effective Decisions Supported by the Public Including Disposal Changes and Top-to-Bottom Review Initiative Consensus  

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In the Savannah River Site's (SRS') Solid Waste Management Program, a key to success is the Public Involvement Program. The Solid Waste Division at SRS manages the site's transuranic, low-level, mixed, and hazardous wastes. All decisions associated with management of this waste are of interest to the public and successful program implementation would be impossible without a vigorous public involvement program. The SRS Solid Waste Division (SWD) and its Department of Energy (DOE) customer developed, implemented, and maintain a comprehensive public participation and communications program. It is staffed by public participation and technical specialists to ensure information is presented in a manner that is technically accurate while being tailored for understanding by people without a technical background. The program provides the public with accurate, complete, timely information and early meaningful participation opportunities. It also fulfills the public participation activities required by laws, regulations, DOE Orders, and negotiated agreements. The primary goal of the SWD Public Participation Program is to fulfill the objectives of the SWD and SRS Strategic Plans to ''build trust and communicate openly, honestly, and responsibly with employees, customers, stakeholders, and regulators,'' and to ''work to extend the support of external stakeholders for the pursuit of SRS and DOE Complex business goals.'' This paper focuses on the public participation program goals, the implementation through formal plans and objectives, targeted waste management programs and specific audiences, and specific effects of the program on waste management activities. A discussion of the DOE and contractor teaming along with how plans are carried out is also included.

Goldston, W. T.; Villasor, H. P.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

295

15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions, Fall 2002  

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Introduces students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. Covers introductory probability, decision analysis, basic statistics, regression, simulation, linear and nonlinear optimization, ...

Freund, Robert Michael

296

Decision Summaries  

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oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 http://energy.gov/oha/articles/summary-decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014 decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014" class="title-link">Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014

297

Meeting Decisions and Documents  

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Meeting Notices Meeting Decisions & Documents Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Meeting Decisions and Documents Print E-mail This page summarizes the decisions made by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and the documents the committee has adopted in association with those decisions. The documents and decisions concern the operation of the committee, the content of the synthesis report(s), the sustained assessment process, and other important guidance and responsibilities. The full and official meeting records of the NCADAC are available on a dedicated NOAA page. To view the Federal Register notices announcing the meetings of the NCADAC, please click here.

298

NREL: Energy Analysis - Models and Tools  

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Most of these tools can be applied on a global, regional, local, or project basis. Energy Data for Decision Makers Crosscutting Analysis Models and Tools Technology Analysis Models...

299

Renewable Energy Development: Databases, Tools, and Analyses  

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Renewable Energy Development: Databases, Tools, and Analyses Renewable Energy Development: Databases, Tools, and Analyses For over 20 years, EVS has used geospatial databases and technologies for environmental analysis of energy technologies and programs, with a focus on renewable energy. EVS has developed extensive geospatial libraries of energy and environmental data to support our work, partnered with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers to analyze impacts of potential projects and programs, created models to simulate energy and environmental processes, and produced web-based and desktop tools to help stakeholders understand issues and participate in decision making. The geographic context of energy and environmental issues is so fundamental to decision making that many of our projects routinely involve geospatial

300

Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET) | Open Energy Information  

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Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET) Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET) Agency/Company /Organization: LEI Wageningen UR, the Netherlands Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Related Tools Ex Ante Appraisal Carbon-Balance Tool (EX-ACT) Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Partnership for Economic Policy Modeling and Policy Impact Analysis (MPIA) ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS A modular global computable general equilibrium model that covers the whole economy and has been used extensively in agricultural, environmental, and trade policy analysis; builds on the GTAP model, and is the successor of LEITAP. Approach MAGNET is based on the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model and

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301

Safety - Data/Tools | Data.gov  

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Data/Tools Data/Tools Safety Data/Tools Apps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Safety You are here Data.gov » Communities » Safety Data and Tools Below is a listing of data sets and tools spanning a variety of important topics in public safety. These data sets are provided to support decision-making as well as inspire new research and application development. This section is updated frequently, so please check back regularly to discover newly released data sets. Search Terms Category -Any- Compliance, Violations, and Enforcement Consumer Complaints Corrections Data Court Data Crime Data Environmental Consequences Exposure Data Fatalities, Casualties, and Injuries Fire Incidents and Crashes Law Enforcement Data Locations and Characteristics Natural Hazards Product Safety Recalls

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The Development of the Complimentary Energy Decision Support Tool (CEDST) Platform, Solar Photovoltaic Calculator and Integration of other renewable and alternative energy calculators into CEDST.  

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??Renewable and alternative energy technologies have become increasingly popular in Ontario over the last few years. Part of this increase has been from the Feed-In-Tariff… (more)

Roth, Daniel E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

MOIRA-PLUS: A decision support system for the management of complex fresh water ecosystems contaminated by radionuclides and heavy metals  

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The accidental release of radioactive substances into the environment leads to the necessity of applying suitable countermeasures for the restoration of the polluted environment. However, despite their obvious benefits, such interventions may result ... Keywords: Countermeasures, Decision systems, Fresh water ecosystems, MOIRA DSS, Modelling, Multi-attribute analysis

Luigi Monte; John E. Brittain; Eduardo Gallego; Lars Håkanson; Dmitry Hofman; Antonio Jiménez

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Modelling decision making in fund raising management by a fuzzy knowledge system  

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In fund raising management the employment of a decision support system is crucial for optimising the results of fund raising campaigns. However, the current tools based on database technology are not able to suggest suitable fund raising strategies and ... Keywords: Computational methods, Economic modeling, Fund raising management, Fuzzy expert systems, Knowledge based systems

Luca Barzanti; Mauro Gaspari; Davide Saletti

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Shot Planning and Analysis Tools  

SciTech Connect

Shot planning and analysis tools (SPLAT) integrate components necessary to help achieve a high over-all operational efficiency of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) by combining near and long-term shot planning, final optics demand and supply loops, target diagnostics planning, and target fabrication requirements. Currently, the SPLAT project is comprised of two primary tool suites for shot planning and optics demand. The shot planning component provides a web-based interface to selecting and building a sequence of proposed shots for the NIF. These shot sequences, or 'lanes' as they are referred to by shot planners, provide for planning both near-term shots in the Facility and long-term 'campaigns' in the months and years to come. The shot planning capabilities integrate with the Configuration Management Tool (CMT) for experiment details and the NIF calendar for availability. Future enhancements will additionally integrate with target diagnostics planning and target fabrication requirements tools. The optics demand component is built upon predictive modelling of maintenance requirements on the final optics as a result of the proposed shots assembled during shot planning. The predictive models integrate energetics from a Laser Performance Operations Model (LPOM), the status of the deployed optics as provided by the online Final Optics Inspection system, and physics-based mathematical 'rules' that predict optic flaw growth and new flaw initiations. These models are then run on an analytical cluster comprised of forty-eight Linux-based compute nodes. Results from the predictive models are used to produce decision-support reports in the areas of optics inspection planning, optics maintenance exchanges, and optics beam blocker placement advisories. Over time, the SPLAT project will evolve to provide a variety of decision-support and operation optimization tools.

Casey, A; Beeler, R; Conder, A; Fallejo, R; Flegel, M; Hutton, M; Jancaitis, K; Lakamsani, V; Potter, D; Reisdorf, S; Tappero, J; Whitman, P; Carr, W; Liao, Z

2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

306

Grid reliability management tools  

SciTech Connect

To summarize, Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) is engaged in a multi-year program of public interest R&D to develop and prototype software tools that will enhance system reliability during the transition to competitive markets. The core philosophy embedded in the design of these tools is the recognition that in the future reliability will be provided through market operations, not the decisions of central planners. Embracing this philosophy calls for tools that: (1) Recognize that the game has moved from modeling machine and engineering analysis to simulating markets to understand the impacts on reliability (and vice versa); (2) Provide real-time data and support information transparency toward enhancing the ability of operators and market participants to quickly grasp, analyze, and act effectively on information; (3) Allow operators, in particular, to measure, monitor, assess, and predict both system performance as well as the performance of market participants; and (4) Allow rapid incorporation of the latest sensing, data communication, computing, visualization, and algorithmic techniques and technologies.

Eto, J.; Martinez, C.; Dyer, J.; Budhraja, V.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Integrating spatial support tools into strategic planning-SEA of the GMS North-South Economic Corridor Strategy and Action Plan  

SciTech Connect

The GMS countries, supported by the Asian Development Bank, have adopted a holistic, multidimensional approach to strengthen infrastructural linkages and facilitate cross border trade through (i) the establishment of a trans-boundary road connecting two economic nodes across marginalised areas, followed by 2) facilitation of environmentally and socially sound investments in these newly connected areas as a means to develop livelihoods. The North-South Economic Corridor is currently in its second phase of development, with investment opportunities to be laid out in the NSEC Strategy and Action Plan (SAP). It targets the ecologically and culturally sensitive border area between PR China's Yunnan Province, Northern Lao PDR, and Thailand. A trans-boundary, cross-sectoral Strategic Environmental Assessment was conducted to support the respective governments in assessing potential environmental and social impacts, developing alternatives and mitigation options, and feeding the findings back into the SAP writing process. Given the spatial dimension of corridor development-both with regard to opportunities and risks-particular emphasis was put in the application of spatial modelling tools to help geographically locate and quantify impacts as a means to guide interventions and set priorities.

Ramachandran, Pavit, E-mail: pramachandran@adb.org [Environment Specialist (Regional Cooperation), Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank, Manila (Philippines); Linde, Lothar, E-mail: lothar.linde@yahoo.de [Asian Development Bank Greater Mekong Subregion Environment Operations Center (RETA 6289), The Offices at Central World 23F, Bangkok (Thailand)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

308

Algorithms and Methodologies for Integrated Substation Equipment Risk and Performance Assessment Tools for Asset Management and Smar t Grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has developed a suite of algorithms and methodologies designed to assess substation equipment performance and risk. These tools and the supporting databases have been enhanced to provide projections of future performance and risk. Utilizing these algorithms and tools, asset and maintenance managers can make better-informed decisions about current and future investments. This report lays out the rationale underlying the development of these tools and sets the foundation for their effective use by uti...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

309

Robust Decision Making  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is funded through the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy and other customers who have direct contracts with the Laboratory. The people, equipment, facilities and other infrastructure at the laboratory require continual investment to maintain and improve the laboratory’s capabilities. With ever tightening federal and customer budgets, the ability to direct investments into the people, equipment, facilities and other infrastructure which are most closely aligned with the laboratory’s mission and customers’ goals grows increasingly more important. The ability to justify those investment decisions based on objective criteria that can withstand political, managerial and technical criticism also becomes increasingly more important. The Systems Engineering tools of decision analysis, risk management and roadmapping, when properly applied to such problems, can provide defensible decisions.

Christopher A. Dieckmann, PE, CSEP-Acq

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

OOTW COST TOOLS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document reports the results of a study of cost tools to support the analysis of Operations Other Than War (OOTW). It recommends the continued development of the Department of Defense (DoD) Contingency Operational Support Tool (COST) as the basic cost analysis tool for 00TWS. It also recommends modifications to be included in future versions of COST and the development of an 00TW mission planning tool to supply valid input for costing.

HARTLEY, D.S.III; PACKARD, S.L.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Summary Report on Information Technology Integration Activities For project to Enhance NASA Tools for Coastal Managers in the Gulf of Mexico and Support Technology Transfer to Mexico  

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Deliverable to NASA Stennis Space Center summarizing summarizes accomplishments made by Battelle and its subcontractors to integrate NASA's COAST visualization tool with the Noesis search tool developed under the Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaborative project.

Gulbransen, Thomas C.

2009-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

312

Evidence and belief in regulatory decisions - Incorporating expected utility into decision modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent changes in the assessment and management of risks has had the effect that greater importance has been placed on relationships between individuals and within groups to inform decision making. In this paper, we provide the theoretical underpinning ... Keywords: Decision support, Evidence support logic, Expected utility, Group decision making, Risk, TESLATM, Uncertainty

J. Li; G. J. Davies; G. Kendall; E. Soane; R. Bai; S. A. Rocks; S. J. T. Pollard

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Design and Analysis of a Tool for Planning and Simulating Dynamic Vertical Transport  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays, most of the main companies in the vertical transport industry are researching tools capable of providing support for the design process of elevator systems. Numerous decisions have to be taken to obtain an accurate, comfortable, and high-quality ... Keywords: Vertical transport, elevator, lift, simulation

Pablo Cortés; Jesús Muñuzuri; Luis Onieva

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Life-Cycle Decision Making: Volume 1: Getting Started  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Life-Cycle Decision Making (LCDM) 2.0 is a suite of integrated tools for making a wide range of decisions based on life-cycle costs and revenues. LCDM puts powerful methods and tools at the fingertips of employees, empowering them to quickly make better day-to-day business decisions based on the true costs and benefits to the company.

1998-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

315

Development of Power System Restoration Tool Based on Generic Restoration Milestones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The importance of power system restoration is well recognized by the power industry. System reliability depends heavily on the efficiency of system restoration. EPRI has been working on developing a prototype decision support tool, the System Restoration Navigator (SRN), for evaluating system restoration strategies, based on the concept of Generic Restoration Milestones (GRMs). This tool is intended to be used for offline planning at the current stage and later on for dispatcher training and online decis...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

316

Comparison of emerging diagnostic tools for large commercial HVAC systems  

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contracting, design decision information, fan benchmarking,Fan Systems (UCB Tools), University of California at Berkeley, Center for Environmental Design

Friedman, Hannah; Piette, Mary Ann

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Initial Decision and Risk Analysis  

SciTech Connect

Decision and Risk Analysis capabilities will be developed for industry consideration and possible adoption within Year 1. These tools will provide a methodology for merging qualitative ranking of technology maturity and acknowledged risk contributors with quantitative metrics that drive investment decision processes. Methods and tools will be initially introduced as applications to the A650.1 case study, but modular spreadsheets and analysis routines will be offered to industry collaborators as soon as possible to stimulate user feedback and co-development opportunities.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

318

Framework for Selecting Leading Performance Tools for Achieving Leed 3.0 Credits  

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When working on United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED projects, architects, designers, and engineers involved in a sustainable design project often require information and tools beyond energy simulation software. They may require resources (tools) to support their decisions and to assess the risk involved in decision making. This research has presented a framework that links building performance assessment tools with the LEED rating system. It aims at bridging a gap between Architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers and LEED professionals. This work provides information about performance tools that can be used for different phases during design, construction and operation of a LEED rated building. A simple logic of the transitive property of equality i.e. if a = b, b = c then a = c was used to link the LEED credits requiring decision support with the tools that have capabilities to achieve it. This research presents a 3-dimensional matrix of "Right tool for right job at right time" by linking LEED credits, software tools and phases of building design, construction and operation. Overall the findings of the research demonstrated that the framework developed can be used for achieving 21 percent of total possible LEED 3.0 credits by providing about 36 percent of total possible points.

Pathak, Rutuparna

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) Decisions Web Page | Data...  

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EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) Decisions Web Page Law DataTools Law You are here Data.gov Communities Law Data EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) Decisions Web...

320

OpenEI/Tool/Keyword EERE tool | Open Energy Information  

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Agent-Based Model + Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST) + DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software + EnergyPlus 7.0 + Facility Energy Decision System +...

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321

Wafer handling and placement tool  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A spring arm tool is provided for clamp engaging and supporting wafers while the tool is hand held. The tool includes a pair of relatively swingable jaw element supporting support arms and the jaw elements are notched to enjoy multiple point contact with a wafer peripheral portion. Also, one disclosed form of the tool includes remotely operable workpiece ejecting structure carried by the jaw elements thereof.

Witherspoon, Linda L. (22 Cottonwood La., Los Lunas, NM 87031)

1988-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

322

Industrial Geospatial Analysis Tool for Energy Evaluation  

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IGATE-E is an industrial energy analysis tool. The tool is intended to be a decision support and planning tool to a wide spectrum of energy analysts, engineers, researchers, government organizations, private consultants, industry partners, and alike. The tool applies statistical modeling to multiple datasets and provides information at the geospatial resolution of zip code using bottom up approaches. Within each zip code, the current version of the tool estimates electrical energy consumption of manufacturing industries based on each type of industries using information from DOE's Industrial Assessment Center database (IAC-DB) and DOE's Energy Information Administration Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey database (EIA-MECS DB), in addition to commercially available databases such as the Manufacturing News database (MNI, Inc.). Ongoing and future work include adding modules for the predictions of fuel energy consumption streams, manufacturing process steps energy consumption, major energy intensive processes (EIPs) within each industry type among other metrics of interest. The tool utilizes the DOE EIA-MECS energy survey data to validate bottom-up estimates and permits several statistical examinations.

Alkadi, N.; Starke, M.; Ma, O.; Nimbalkar, S.; Cox, D.; Dowling, K.; Johnson, B.; Khan, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CPF Tools  

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CPF Tools CPF Tools CPF Tools logo CPF Tools is the market-leading software for solar installers connecting sales, system design and financing. Screen Shots Keywords Solar Sales, Quoting Tool, Proposal Tool, Solar Financing, Leads, Auto-Populate, Rebate Form, CRM software, Customer and Financing Dashboard Validation/Testing None Expertise Required Basic understanding of PV. Training is provided through our help site, which features training videos, a user community through Get Satisfaction, and user guides. We also offer live phone support and regular training webinars. Users More than 2,000 Audience Solar professionals, including installers, sales representatives, operations and system design specialists. We also offer a "Channel Manager" version of CPF Tools for manufacturers and distributors.

324

Identification of Information in Decision Systems  

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Extending unique identification to non-physical objects (data, information, decisions, knowledge) is a challenging problem in systems engineering. The tools and technologies available for naming physical objects may soon ...

Datta, Shoumen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

An expandable software model for collaborative decision making during the whole building life cycle  

SciTech Connect

Decisions throughout the life cycle of a building, from design through construction and commissioning to operation and demolition, require the involvement of multiple interested parties (e.g., architects, engineers, owners, occupants and facility managers). The performance of alternative designs and courses of action must be assessed with respect to multiple performance criteria, such as comfort, aesthetics, energy, cost and environmental impact. Several stand-alone computer tools are currently available that address specific performance issues during various stages of a building's life cycle. Some of these tools support collaboration by providing means for synchronous and asynchronous communications, performance simulations, and monitoring of a variety of performance parameters involved in decisions about a building during building operation. However, these tools are not linked in any way, so significant work is required to maintain and distribute information to all parties. In this paper we describe a software model that provides the data management and process control required for collaborative decision making throughout a building's life cycle. The requirements for the model are delineated addressing data and process needs for decision making at different stages of a building's life cycle. The software model meets these requirements and allows addition of any number of processes and support databases over time. What makes the model infinitely expandable is that it is a very generic conceptualization (or abstraction) of processes as relations among data. The software model supports multiple concurrent users, and facilitates discussion and debate leading to decision making. The software allows users to define rules and functions for automating tasks and alerting all participants to issues that need attention. It supports management of simulated as well as real data and continuously generates information useful for improving performance prediction and understanding of the effects of proposed technologies and strategies.

Papamichael, K.; Pal, V.; Bourassa, N.; Loffeld, J.; Capeluto, G.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making:...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Applying Climate Information for...

327

Decision Applications: D, Decision Applications: LANL  

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Decision Applications Division Systems Engineering and Integration, D-3 Energy and Infrastructure Analysis, D-4 Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis, D-5 Risk Analysis and Decision...

328

GHGFarm: a software tool to estimate and reduce net-greenhouse gas emission from farms in Canada  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision support software tools and computer simulation models help us to better understand the structure and functioning of agricultural ecosystems - how to better manage them in a sustainable way. They assist in the synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge ... Keywords: agriculture, ecosystems, greenhouse gases, mitigation, software

Nathaniel K. Newlands

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Evaluating decision making performance in the GDSS environment using data envelopment analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We provide a framework to evaluate decision making performance with Group Decision Support Systems (GDSSs) using an overall performance indicator. The indicator is constructed using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), which measures the economic efficiency ... Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, Decision efficiency, Group decision support system, Group decisions, Incentive

Reza Barkhi; Yi-Ching Kao

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Tools to someone by Tools to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Tools on AddThis.com... Tools The Alternative Fuels Data Center offers a large collection of helpful tools. These calculators, interactive maps, and data searches can assist fleets, fuel providers, and other transportation decision makers in their efforts to reduce petroleum use. Calculators Vehicle Cost Calculator Compare cost of ownership and emissions for most vehicle models. Icon_mobile_version mobile

331

Decision support for network disruption mitigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our increasing reliance on networks of all types, coupled with their increasing vulnerability to disruption, makes it critical to better understand risks associated with natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other incidents. However, choosing how ... Keywords: Critical infrastructure, Interdiction, Networks, Spatial analysis, Strategic planning, Survivability

Diane E. Snediker; Alan T. Murray; Timothy C. Matisziw

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Integrated decision support model for global sourcing  

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Over the last decade, the U.S. aircraft industry has experienced increasing levels of international integration as companies seek to access global talent and resources, cut production costs, spread financial risk, and ...

Mroczkowski, Victor A. (Victor Adam)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Decision support system in physical education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mechanized industry has been changed with the development of modern technologies such as: information technology (micro-elecronics, computers, telecommunications, robotics), laser technology, technology of new materials, nuclear technology, space exploring ... Keywords: eduacation, information technology, physical education, software engineering

Danimir Mandic; Dragan Martinovic; Nenad Lalic; Veljko Bandjur

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Supporting acquisition decisions through effective experimental design  

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Weapon acquisition is a very expensive process, especially in today's cost reduction environment. Techniques must be used to conduct operational testing using a minimum of resources while not sacrificing the adequacy and credibility of the test. A coordinated ... Keywords: Defense acquisitions, Janus combat model, Javelin antitank weapon system, Orthogonal arrays in design of experiment, Taguchi design of experiments

M. W. Fortanbary; B. K. Mansager; C. F. Newberry

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM ...  

Power plants; Heating and cooling plants; Computer data centers; Water treatment; Energy/electrical distribution; Patents and Patent Applications. ID ...

336

Data Management Tools  

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What is data management (DM) and why is it important? As described in the ''Handbook of Data Management'' (Thuraisingham, 1998), data management is the process of understanding the data needs of an organization and making the data available to support the operations of the organization. The ultimate goal of data management is to provide the seamless access and fusion of massive amounts of data, information, and knowledge in a heterogeneous and real-time environment, and to support the functions and decision making processes of an organization. The important questions that need to be asked for proper data management are: who is going to be using the data, what types of data need to be stored, and how will this data be accessed? With these questions answered, the data management system (DMS) can then be created, or an existing system can be modified to meet the needs of the organization. The real importance of a data management system is to provide the end user with a consistent data set of known quality. The elements of a good data management system should include a system that: is modeled to how the data is collected and processed, is very well documented, has specifically defined data elements, and has supporting data documentation. Supporting documentation includes items like quality control (QC) data that is carried with the analytical data, and meta data (information about the data). Supporting documentation can be anything that is useful to the project and that needs to be accessed with the data. Data sets get better the more they are used. As errors and inconsistencies are identified and corrected, the data set improves. A good DMS will achieve this because its design promotes use, and the ultimate value of data is in its use rather than its storage. The development and use of Internet access tools, and existing environmental data management systems, can help reduce the effort and cost associated with setting up a DMS. This presentation will discuss the qualities of a good data management system and provide examples.

Ridley, M; Stoker, C

2001-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

337

Building Energy Software Tools Directory : Weather Tool  

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Weather Tool Back to Tool Screenshot for Weather Tool. Screenshot for Weather Tool. Screenshot for Weather...

338

Efficient Motor System Tools Sponsored by the DOE Motor Challenge Program  

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The Department of Energy's (DOE) Motor Challenge program is an industry/government collaborative that is working to increase the market penetration of efficient motor-driven systems. In support of the program's Showcase Demonstrations, a variety of tools, protocols and databases are being developed. These tools will aid industry in the design, implementation, procurement, and validation of the benefits of energy efficient motor-driven systems. DOE's goal is to provide value-added products to industry to facilitate the decision-making process in maintaining and upgrading motor-driven systems and components. Tools will focus not only on energy factors, but also on productivity, reliability, and capital cost reduction. The tools will be flexible enough to be useful and user-friendly to all potential industrial end-users. It is important that the tools complement rather than compete with currently available software products. To facilitate concurrent development and future improvements, the software tools will consist of modular components.

Blazewicz, S.; McCoy, G. A.; Olszewski, M.; Scheihing, P.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

NISTIR 7297-A FS-TST 2.0: Forensic Software Testing Support Tools Test Plan, Test Design Specifications, and Test Case Specification  

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imaging tools typically used in forensic investigations. The package includes programs that initialize disk drives, detect changes in disk content, and compare pairs of disks. This Internal Report consists of three parts. This is Part A, Test Plan, Test Design Specifications, and Test Case Specification. It covers the planning, design, and specification of testing of FS-TST 2.0. The setup of disk drives and the testing is to be performed in the Linux environment; however, some tests will require interaction with the MS-DOS operating system. Part B, Test Summary Report, is a companion document. It reports the result of testing the FS-TST 2.0 package according to Part A. Two programs might have had slightly more convenient behavior in erroneous cases, but no anomalies were found in testing. Part C, Code Review Report, is an additional companion document. It covers the planning and specification of reviewing all the source code in the package and reports the results of the code reviews. Nothing was found in the code reviews that should cause invalid results, that is, that should lead to an imaging tool with systematic errors being incorrectly passed as adhering to the assertions. The intended audience for this document should be familiar with the Linux operating system, computer operation, and computer hardware components such as hard drives.

Serban I. Gavrila

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Case tool evaluation system  

SciTech Connect

An automated system that uses an analytical approach to evaluate Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools is currently being developed. this system is referred to as the CASE Tool Evaluation System. The following general criteria will be used: overall tool functionality; tool stability; cost; interfaces with other software; customization; ease of use; output produced; hardware and operating system needs; documentation; training and vendor support; repository interface; methodologies; and vendor stability. in Phase 1 CASE tools will be eliminated that do not meet certain must-have'' characteristics specified by the user. Phase 2 will further reduce the size of the tool list by retaining those tools that possess desirable, but not absolutely necessary'' characteristics, also specified by the user. Phase 3 will employ the Analytic Hierarchy Process, developed by Dr. Thomas L. Saaty, to rank the tools. Users will be able to supply tools of their own choosing, in addition to tools that are generated via normal use of the system. All three phases will interact with a database that stores objective information about CASE tools. The use of the Analytic Hierarchy process (AHP) distinguishes this method of CASE tool evaluation from others. As used in this system, the AHP is a method of breaking down the complex, unstructured problem of selecting a CASE tool into its component evaluation criteria and candidate tools. These criteria and tools are arranged into a hierarchical order. Each criterion and tool is assigned a subjective numerical value (by experts or users or both). These values are then synthesized to determine which have the highest priority. The result will be a ranked list of CASE tools tailored to the needs and desires of the user.

Green, P.L.; Andreae, P.V.; Pennewell, W.J.; Clinard, L.A.; Thomas, B. Jr.; Tarrant, P.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Decision Superiority Process Model  

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Decision superiority is achieved not just by acquiring and assessing the right information, but by translating it into actionable knowledge that can be exploited in the decision making process. Achieving decision superiority is necessary, because the ... Keywords: context-goal alternatives, decision making process, decision superiority, process model

Barbara Sorensen; Azad M. Madni; Carla C. Madni

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Prioritization Tool  

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2013 Building Technologies Office Prioritization Tool 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Vision: develop an analytical tool that considers building efficiency...

343

Interoperability Checklist for Decision-Makers  

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In April 2007 the GridWise® Architecture Council published the Introduction to Interoperability and Decision-Maker’s Interoperability Checklist Version 1.0 as a tool to be used by policy makers and executives making smart grid policy or investment decisions. Subsequently there has been a significant amount of additional work on smart grid interoperability by the council and others. This paper summarizes the current efforts of the council to update the checklist to incorporate this subsequent work.

Melton, Ronald B.; Ambrosio, Ron

2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

344

Analysis & Tools: Tools and Tool Interaction AAU  

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During the three years of AMETIST the performance and usability of the existing tools for analysing timed automata models have improved enormously. In addition to traditional verification of timed models, emphasis has been put into retargeting the technology towards optimal scheduling and performance analysis and have been pursued in a number of new tools developed

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2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Software Tools  

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Software Tools LBNL's WINDOW and THERM software tools are key to evaluating new design concepts RESFEN -- Version 5.0 now available A PC program for calculating the heating and...

346

Tool Catalog  

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... Microscopy tool. File Utilities, Control file load order, JPEG compression, etc. Fourier, ... Fractal - Koch, Generate Koch curves.. Fractal ...

347

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Curb  

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provides users with engaging tools and actionable analysis to make better decisions about energy usage on a daily basis. Curb is an intelligence solution which puts the power in...

348

Simulation tools  

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In the last two decades, simulation tools made a significant contribution to the great progress in development of power electronics. Time to market was shortened and development costs were reduced drastically. Falling costs, as well as improved speed and precision, opened new fields of application. Today, continuous and switched circuits can be mixed. A comfortable number of powerful simulation tools is available. The users have to choose the best suitable for their application. Here a simple rule applies: The best available simulation tool is the tool the user is already used to (provided, it can solve the task). Abilities, speed, user friendliness and other features are continuously being improved—even though they are already powerful and comfortable. This paper aims at giving the reader an insight into the simulation of power electronics. Starting with a short description of the fundamentals of a simulation tool as well as properties of tools, several tools are presented. Starting with simplified models ...

Jenni, F

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Tool Support for Visualizing CSP in UML  

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In this paper, we propose an approach to translating UML to CSP that allows one to utilize both UML and CSP in a system design. To do so, we divide the visualization task based on three aspects of CSP: (i) the dynamics behavior, (ii) the static architecture, ... Keywords: CSP, UML, class diagram, state diagram

Muan Yong Ng; Michael J. Butler

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Geospatial Decision Making System  

The INL has developed a geospatial decision making process to assist agricultural producers in optimizing operating conditions of combine harvesters ...

351

Reference Tools  

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Reference Tools Current Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Name that compound: The numbers game for CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, and Halons Conversion Tables and More Glossary Acronyms CDIAC's...

352

Percussion Tool  

INL has invented a new technology for use in an electric percussion hammer drill, which includes a reciprocal moveable hammer that drives a tool bit ...

353

Tools & Technologies  

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We provide leadership for transforming workforce development through the power of technology. It develops corporate educational technology policy and enables the use of learning tools and...

354

Analysis Tools  

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Genome Channel Generation GRAIL GRAILEXP Pipeline Domain Parser Prospect MIRA Analysis Tools We are the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group of the Biosciences Division...

355

CMVRTC: Tools  

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tool that graphically displays weight and inspection stations for each state across a Google map. Visit the Nationwide Weight & Inspection Station site to view your data. google...

356

Naturalistic Decision Making for Power System Operators  

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Motivation – Investigations of large-scale outages in the North American interconnected electric system often attribute the causes to three T’s: Trees, Training and Tools. To document and understand the mental processes used by expert operators when making critical decisions, a naturalistic decision making (NDM) model was developed. Transcripts of conversations were analyzed to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. Findings/Design – An item analysis indicated that the operators’ Situation Awareness Levels, mental models, and mental simulations can be mapped at different points in the training scenario. This may identify improved training methods or analytical/ visualization tools. Originality/Value – This study applies for the first time, the concepts of Recognition Primed Decision Making, Situation Awareness Levels and Cognitive Task Analysis to training of electric power system operators. Take away message – The NDM approach provides a viable framework for systematic training management to accelerate learning in simulator-based training scenarios for power system operators and teams.

Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin; Robinson, Marck; Ey, Pamela

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Climate Forecasts for Corn Producer Decision-Making  

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Corn is the most widely grown crop in the Americas, with annual production in the US of approximately 332 million metric tons. Improved climate forecasts, together with climate-related decision-tools for corn producers based on these improved ...

Eugene S. Takle; Christopher J. Anderson; Jeffrey Andresen; James Angel; Roger W. Elmore; Benjamin M. Gramig; Patrick Guinan; Steven Hilberg; Doug Kluck; Raymond Massey; Dev Niyogi; Jeanne M. Schneider; Martha D. Shulski; Dennis Todey; Melissa Widhalm

358

The Effectiveness of Weather Forecasts in Decision Making: An Example  

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Decision models involving prescribed fire (the use of fire as a silvicultural tool) were used to analyze the utility of four types of weather information as forecasts: climatology, current weather observations (used as a persistence forecast), ...

R. William Furman

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Summary of Training Workshop on the Use of NASA tools for Coastal Resource Management in the Gulf of Mexico  

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A two-day training workshop was held in Xalapa, Mexico from March 10-11 2009 with the goal of training end users from the southern Gulf of Mexico states of Campeche and Veracruz in the use of tools to support coastal resource management decision-making. The workshop was held at the computer laboratory of the Institute de Ecologia, A.C. (INECOL). This report summarizes the results of that workshop and is a deliverable to our NASA client.

Judd, Chaeli; Judd, Kathleen S.; Gulbransen, Thomas C.; Thom, Ronald M.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Energy Zone Planning Tool for the Eastern United States  

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Energy Zone Planning Tool Energy Zone Planning Tool Federal program considering nine clean energy technologies for planning clean energy zones in the eastern United States Argonne's EVS Division and Decision and Information Sciences Division are providing technical support to the Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council (EISPC) for an Energy Zones study. The EISPC study includes nine types of energy resources to be considered for development of clean energy generation facilities in the U.S. portion of the Eastern Interconnection (see map below). These types are (1) biomass, (2) clean coal technologies with carbon capture and sequestration, (3) geothermal, (4) natural gas, (5) nuclear, (6) solar (photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal, as well as rooftop photovoltaic solar), (7)

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361

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0018 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Final Decision and Order Issued by the Deputy Secretary of Energy Issued February 2, 1999 * The original of this document contains information which is subject to withholding from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXXXX's. This is a request for review by complainant Thomas T. Tiller of an Initial Agency Decision, issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), denying the two reprisal complaints that he filed pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the regulation establishing the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. Mr. Tiller was employed by Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut), a DOE contractor that provides paramilitary security support services at DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

362

Development of Algorithms for Decision Analysis with Interval Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-criteria decision analysis can be a useful tool in routing out and ranking different alternatives. However, many such analyses involve imprecise information, including estimates of utilities, outcome probabilities and criteria weights. This paper ... Keywords: Decision Analysis, Multi-Linear Programming, Optimisation, Program Efficiency

Mats Danielson; Love Ekenberg

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Feature - WATER Tool Released  

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Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) Tool Released Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) Tool Released Argonne National Laboratory recently released an open access online tool called WATER (Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources), which quantifies water footprint of fuel production stages from feedstock production to conversion process for biofuel with county, state, and regional level spatial resolution. WATER provides analysis on water consumption and its impact on water quality. It contains biofuel pathways for corn grain ethanol, soybean biodiesel, and cellulosic ethanol produced from corn stover and wheat straw. Perennial grass (Switchgrass and Miscanthus) and forest wood residue-based biofuel pathways are currently under development. The WATER tool enables users to conduct pathway comparison, scenario development, and regional specific feedstock analysis in supporting of biofuel industry development and planning. It is available at http://water.es.anl.gov/.

364

Microsoft Word - Chemical Security Assessment Tool.docx  

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Infrastructure Security Analysis Chemical Security Assessment Tool In support of chemical security regulation the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) is the Department of...

365

A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY...  

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manner, as is typical when using traditional tools. Existing tools often have a steep learning curve (Friedman & Piette 2001) and do not support the needs of the performance...

366

OOTW Force Design Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents refined requirements for tools to aid the process of force design in Operations Other Than War (OOTWs). It recommends actions for the creation of one tool and work on other tools relating to mission planning. It also identifies the governmental agencies and commands with interests in each tool, from whom should come the user advisory groups overseeing the respective tool development activities. The understanding of OOTWs and their analytical support requirements has matured to the point where action can be taken in three areas: force design, collaborative analysis, and impact analysis. While the nature of the action and the length of time before complete results can be expected depends on the area, in each case the action should begin immediately. Force design for OOTWs is not a technically difficult process. Like force design for combat operations, it is a process of matching the capabilities of forces against the specified and implied tasks of the operation, considering the constraints of logistics, transport and force availabilities. However, there is a critical difference that restricts the usefulness of combat force design tools for OOTWs: the combat tools are built to infer non-combat capability requirements from combat capability requirements and cannot reverse the direction of the inference, as is required for OOTWs. Recently, OOTWs have played a larger role in force assessment, system effectiveness and tradeoff analysis, and concept and doctrine development and analysis. In the first Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), each of the Services created its own OOTW force design tool. Unfortunately, the tools address different parts of the problem and do not coordinate the use of competing capabilities. These tools satisfied the immediate requirements of the QDR, but do not provide a long-term cost-effective solution.

Bell, R.E.; Hartley, D.S.III; Packard, S.L.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Industrial Geospatial Analysis Tool for Energy Evaluation (IGATE-E)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

IGATE-E is an energy analysis tool for industrial energy evaluation. The tool applies statistical modeling to multiple publicly available datasets and provides information at the geospatial resolution of zip code using bottom up approaches. Within each zip code, the current version of the tool estimates electrical energy consumption of manufacturing industries based on each type of industries using DOE s Industrial Assessment Center database (IAC-DB) and DOE s Energy Information Administration Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey database (EIA-MECS DB), in addition to other commercially available databases such as the Manufacturing News database (MNI, Inc.). Ongoing and future work include adding modules for the predictions of fuel energy consumption streams, manufacturing process steps energy consumption, major energy intensive processes (EIPs) within each industry type among other metrics of interest. The tool provides validation against DOE s EIA-MECS state level energy estimations and permits several statistical examinations. IGATE-E is intended to be a decision support and planning tool to a wide spectrum of energy analysts, researchers, government organizations, private consultants, industry partners, and alike.

Alkadi, Nasr E [ORNL; Starke, Michael R [ORNL; Ma, Ookie [DOE EERE; Nimbalkar, Sachin U [ORNL; Cox, Daryl [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

: Record of Decision : Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

370

Assisting decision making in the event-driven enterprise using wavelets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses issues related to data-driven decision support systems in event-driven enterprises and proposes Discrete Wavelet Transformation (DWT) as a method to improve these systems. DWT is proposed as a method of data reduction that reduces ... Keywords: Decision analysis, Decision support systems, Visualization, Wavelets

Stephen Russell; Aryya Gangopadhyay; Victoria Yoon

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Comparing multiple criteria decision methods to extend a geographical information system on afforestation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main goal of the AFFOREST project (EU 5th Framework Programme for Research & Technological Development) is the development of a spatial decision support system (SDSS) capable of providing advice for policy and planning decisions pertaining to afforestation ... Keywords: Carbon sequestration, Decision support, Environmental performance, GIS, Groundwater recharge, Multiple criteria, Nitrate leaching

S. Gilliams; D. Raymaekers; B. Muys; J. Van Orshoven

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Environmental Tools  

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The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

373

Tube support  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A tube support for supporting horizontal tubes from an inclined vertical support tube passing between the horizontal tubes. A support button is welded to the vertical support tube. Two clamping bars or plates, the lower edges of one bearing on the support button, are removably bolted to the inclined vertical tube. The clamping bars provide upper and lower surface support for the horizontal tubes.

Mullinax, Jerry L. (Green Township, Summit County, OH)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

A Generic XML Language for Characterising Objects to Support Digital Preservation  

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The dominance of digital objects in today’s information landscape has changed the way humankind creates and exchanges information. However, it has also brought an entirely new problem: the longevity of digital objects. Due to the fast changes in technologies, digital documents have a short lifespan before they become obsolete. Digital preservation, i.e. actions to ensure longevity of digital information, thus has become a pressing challenge. Different strategies such as migration and emulation have been proposed; however, the decision between available tools for format migration is very complex. Preservation planning supports decision makers in reaching accountable decisions by evaluating potential strategies against well-defined requirements. Especially the evaluation of different migration tools for digital preservation has to rely on validating the converted objects and thus on an analysis of the logical structure and the content of documents. This paper presents the eXtensible Characterisation Languages (XCL) that support the automatic validation of document conversions and the evaluation of migration quality by hierarchically decomposing a document and XML language. We present the context of the development of these languages and tools and describe the overall concept and features of the languages and how they can be applied to the evaluation of digital preservation solutions.

Christoph Becker; Andreas Rauber; et al.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Well tool lock mandrel and handling tools therefor  

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A lock mandrel and running tool assembly for setting and locking a well tool in a landing nipple along a well bore is described comprising: a lock mandrel having a body provided with at least one side window; a support shoulder on the body for supporting the mandrel in a no-go landing nipple; a radially movable locking dog in the side window; a longitudinally movable expander sleeve in the body movable within the dog for expanding and locking the dog outwardly and releasing the dog for inward movement, the expander sleeve having an internal annular recess for engagement by a handling tool to move the sleeve upwardly and downwardly and an external annular latch boss along an upper end portion thereof; and a latch ring in the body around the expander sleeve above the locking dog for engagement with the latch boss on the sleeve when the sleeve is at an upper locking position to releasably hold the sleeve in the upper position. The running tool includes a head assembly for connection with an operating tool string; an upper retainer dog assembly supported from the head assembly for releasably coupling the running tool with the body of the lock mandrel; a lower locking lug assembly supported from the head assembly for releasably coupling the running tool with the expander sleeve of the lock mandrel to move the expander sleeve between locking and release positions.

Higgins, B.D.

1988-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

376

DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Declaring that "Compliance with [NEPA] is a pre-requisite to successful implementation of DOE programs and projects," the Secretary has signed a memorandum on "Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance." The memo urges better use of existing tools and guidance, and highlights principles for strengthening NEPA compliance - for example, through Field

377

DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Declaring that "Compliance with [NEPA] is a pre-requisite to successful implementation of DOE programs and projects," the Secretary has signed a memorandum on "Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance." The memo urges better use of existing tools and guidance, and highlights principles for strengthening NEPA compliance - for example, through Field

378

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DOE Sponsored Tools  

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DOE Sponsored Tools DOE Sponsored Tools The Department of Energy sponsors continued development of a variety of building energy software tools. See the following for more information about software tools now under development: Whole-Building Energy Performance Simulation EnergyPlus A new-generation building energy simulation program from the creators of BLAST and DOE-2. DOE-2 An hourly, whole-building energy analysis program which calculates energy performance and life-cycle cost of operation. The current version is DOE-2.1E. Building Design Advisor Provides building decision-makers with the energy-related information they need beginning in the initial, schematic phases of building design through the detailed specification of building components and systems. SPARK Models complex building envelopes and mechanical systems that are beyond

379

16.410 / 16.413 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2003  

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This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, ...

Williams, Brian C.

380

16.410 / 16.413 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, ...

Williams, Brian

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381

Theory decision by decomposition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The topic of this article is decision procedures for satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) of arbitrary quantifier-free formulae. We propose an approach that decomposes the formula in such a way that its definitional part, including the theory, can be ... Keywords: Automated theorem proving: Rewriting, superposition, paramodulation, Satisfiability modulo theories: Decision procedures, combination of theories

Maria Paola Bonacina; Mnacho Echenim

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Simulation Tools  

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Building simulation tool screen capture Building simulation tool screen capture Simulation Tools Researchers develop whole-building energy simulation software programs that allow architects and building engineers to design or retrofit buildings for maximum energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Programs developed by researchers include: the EnergyPlus whole building simulation program, the Modelica Buildings library for rapid prototyping and controls design, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for co-simulation and for model-based operation, and the GenOpt generic optimization program. Contacts Philip Haves PHaves@lbl.gov (510) 486-6512 Michael Wetter MWetter@lbl.gov (510) 486-6990 Links Simulation Research Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings

383

Automatic Construction of Decision Trees from Data: A Multi-Disciplinary Survey  

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Decision trees have proved to be valuable tools for the description, classification and generalization of data. Work on constructing decision trees from data exists in multiple disciplines such as statistics, pattern recognition, decision theory, ... Keywords: classification, data compaction, tree-structured classifiers

Sreerama K. Murthy

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Decision Summaries Decision Summaries Decision Summaries RSS January 16, 2014 Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 Decisions were issued on: - Privacy Act Appeal January 10, 2014 Summary of Decisions - MM DD YYYY - MM DD YYYY Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 27, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 23, 2013 - December 27, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 20, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 16, 2013 - December 20, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CPF Tools  

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Related Links CPF Tools CPF Tools logo CPF Tools is the market-leading software for solar installers connecting sales, system design and financing. Screen Shots Keywords...

386

FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Agency/Company /Organization: Federal Transit Administration, United States Department of Transportation Focus Area: Transportation Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual User Interface: Other Website: www.nbrti.org/docs/pdf/Characteristics_BRT_Decision-Making.pdf Cost: Free Language: English FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Screenshot References: FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making[1] "The Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making (CBRT) report was prepared to provide transportation planners and decision makers with

387

Building Energy Software Tools Directory : Solar Tool  

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Country Related Links Solar Tool Back to Tool Screenshot for Solar Tool. Screenshot for Solar Tool. Contacts | Web Site Policies | U.S. Department of Energy | USA.gov Content...

388

Essays in decision making  

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This thesis explores the impact of individual decision making on the functioning of firms and markets. The first chapter examines how deviations from strict rationality by individuals impact the market for consumer goods. ...

Chang, Tom Y., 1976-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

NETL: News Release - New Project to Develop Web Tool for Analyzing...  

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February 27, 2002 New Project to Develop Web Tool for Analyzing Air Quality in Ohio River Valley Internet Database Could Help States Make Scientifically Sound Decisions on...

390

Risk Based Decision Making Tools for Sewer Infrastructure Management.  

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??Wastewater utilities in the United States face an aging workforce, higher consumer expectations, stricter environmental regulations, security concerns, and an aging infrastructure. As a result,… (more)

Abdel Moteleb, Moustafa

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Sustainability Support  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Sustainability Support serves as a corporate technical assistance, coordination, and integration resource to support line organizations in the resolution of sustainability issues and management concerns.

392

Tool Steels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 6   Examples of ion implantation in metalforming and cutting applications...tool steel Machining 4140 N 80 3� life Taps HSS Tapping 4140 N 80 3� life HSS Tapping 4130 N 80 5� life HSS Tapping 4140 N 50 10� life M35 Tapping � N 2 200 4� life M7 Tapping � N 100 2� life Cutting blade M2 Cutting 1050 N 100 2� life M2 Cutting SAE 950 N 100 4� life Dies D2 Forming 321 SS N 80...

393

NREL: Energy Analysis - Energy Data for Decision Makers  

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Energy Data for Decision Makers Energy Data for Decision Makers The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is home to a wealth of data and tools that can be linked together to derive knowledge and expand decision-making capabilities. Our platform links energy communities and decision makers such as policymakers, researchers, technology investors, venture capitalists, and market professionals - with valuable energy data, information, analyses, tools, images, maps, and other resources. Cover of the Renewable Energy Data Book. Cover of the Renewable Energy Data Book. Cover of the Power Technologies Energy Data Book. Cover of the Renewable Energy Data Book. A map visually representing state and congressional funding in the U.S by state. A screenshot of the 20% Wind Energy 2030 website.

394

Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers | Open Energy  

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Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: esa.un.org/un-energy/pdf/susdev.Biofuels.FAO.pdf References: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers[1] "In this publication, UN-Energy seeks to structure an approach to the current discussion on bioenergy, it is the contribution of the UN system to the issues that need further attention, analysis and valuation, so that

395

Systems Engineering and Integration: Decision Applications: D, Decision  

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Systems Engineering and Integration Home Systems Engineering and Integration Home CONTACTS Group Leader Julianna Fessenden-Rahn Deputy Group Leader Vacant Office Administrator Lorraine Johnson d division logo image Systems Engineering and Integration The Systems Engineering & Integration Group (D-3) helps policy-makers anticipate and respond to constantly evolving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and natural threats on local and global scales-from chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) events to catastrophic natural disasters. We provide scientific, systematic, and integrated decision support in these areas: prevention preparation characterization response recovery public health protection We develop and deploy comprehensive, integrated CBRE and wide-area surveillance systems, using system-of-systems architectures and technologies. reactor

396

Critical Decision Handbook  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Handbook is designed as a practical tool for the Office of Environmental Management (EM) Federal Project Directors (FPDs), Integrated Project Teams (IPTs), Technical Authority Board (TAB), and...

397

Study on Advanced Visualization Tools In Network Monitoring Platform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Visualization tools have emerged as a critical component, especially in medical, education, engineering, military and environmental management. These fields have applied the visualization techniques to improve decision making and organization management ... Keywords: data visualization, network traffic visualization, network monitoring

Doris Wong Hooi Ten; Selvakumar Manickam; Sureswaran Ramadass; Hussein A. Al Bazar

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

SECURITY ASSESSMENTS: TOOLS FOR MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SECURITY CONTROLS  

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SECURITY ASSESSMENTS: TOOLS FOR MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SECURITY CONTROLS Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology The selection and implementation of security controls are critical decisions for protecting

399

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EcoAdvisor  

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EcoAdvisor EcoAdvisor EcoAdvisor logo. Interactive, online multimedia training and decision support tool for sustainable commercial buildings. EcoAdvisor is highly graphically oriented and highly interactive. When fully developed, it will engage the user via numerous animations and interactions such as mouse-overs, 'more info' drill-down options, radio button choices, sliders, drag-and-drop exercises, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and goal-oriented, problem-solving exercises. The current beta version contains several examples of graphic animations and user-interactions. Interactive multimedia is highly cost-effective compared with instructor-led learning for users can learn 40% faster than in classroom situations, and each user can learn at his/her own pace. Quizzes will be available for all course content, for at least one quiz

400

Hopper Software and Tools  

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File Storage and I/O File Storage and I/O Software and Tools Debugging and profiling Performance and Optimization Cray XE Documentation Cluster Compatibility Mode Carver PDSF Genepool Testbeds Retired Systems Data & File Systems Network Connections Queues and Scheduling Job Logs & Analytics Training & Tutorials Software Accounts & Allocations Policies Data Analytics & Visualization Data Management Policies Science Gateways User Surveys NERSC Users Group User Announcements Help Operations for: Passwords & Off-Hours Status 1-800-66-NERSC, option 1 or 510-486-6821 Account Support https://nim.nersc.gov accounts@nersc.gov 1-800-66-NERSC, option 2 or 510-486-8612 Consulting http://help.nersc.gov consult@nersc.gov 1-800-66-NERSC, option 3 or 510-486-8611 Home » For Users » Computational Systems » Hopper » Software and Tools

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401

Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) | Open Energy Information  

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Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Agency/Company /Organization: World Resources Institute Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Finance, GHG inventory Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.wri.org/publication/carbon-value-analysis-tool Cost: Free Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) Screenshot References: CVAT[1] he Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT) is a screening tool to help companies integrate the value of carbon dioxide emissions reductions into energy-related investment decisions. The tool has two main purposes: To test the sensitivity of a project's internal rate of return (IRR) to "carbon value" (the value of GHG emissions reductions). CVAT integrates this value into traditional financial analysis by ascribing a market price, either actual or projected, to carbon emissions reductions.

402

Software Tools  

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Software Tools WINDOW for analyzing window thermal and optical performance THERM for analyzing two-dimensional heat transfer through building products Optics for analyzing optical properties of glazing systems International Glazing Database Optical data for glazing products used by WINDOW 5.2 and Optics5.1 including NFRC approved products Complex Glazing Database A database of shading materials and systems, such as roller shades and venetian blinds, that can be used by WINDOW 6 to calculate thermal and optical characteristics of window products with these shading systems. COMFEN A PC Program for calculating the heating and cooling energy use, and visual and thermal comfort, of commercial building facades. RESFEN A PC program for calculating the heating and cooling energy use of windows in residential buildings

403

Indispensable tool  

SciTech Connect

Synchrotron radiation has become an indispensable research tool for a growing number of scientists in a seemingly ever expanding number of disciplines. We can thank the European Synchrotron Research Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble for taking an innovative step toward achieving the educational goal of explaining the nature and benefits of synchrotron radiation to audiences ranging from the general public (including students) to government officials to scientists who may be unfamiliar with x-ray techniques and synchrotron radiation. ESRF is the driving force behind a new CD-ROM playable on both PCs and Macs titled Synchrotron light to explore matter. Published by Springer-Verlag, the CD contains both English and French versions of a comprehensive overview of the subject.

Robinson, Arthur

2001-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

404

Instrumentation Tools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Execution) is a tracing system developed by Larus and Ball which is incorporated as part of the Gnu C compiler [3]. Its goal is to generate very small traces which can be saved and then reused for multiple simulation runs. The modified compiler actually produces two executable programs. The first is the modified application. In addition to normal compilation, the compiler uses the notion of abstract execution to insert tracing code in the application code. Abstract execution is based upon control-flow tracing to reduce the amount of trace code necessary. The resulting trace produced by the modified application is only a tiny part of the full trace. This allows traces representing long execution runs to be saved on disk. The compiler also produces an application specific trace regeneration program. The regeneration program is a post-processing tool which accepts the compacted trace and outputs the full execution trace. The tracing overhead, including the cost of saving the compacted tra...

Jim Pierce; Michael D. Smith; Trevor Mudge

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Federal Register Notices and Decision  

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Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Federal Register Notices and Decision Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Federal Register Notices and Decision Memoranda Manufacturing Data/Tools Research/Tech Services Apps Challenges Blogs Let's Talk Manufacturing You are here Data.gov » Communities » Manufacturing » Data Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Federal Register Notices and Decision Memoranda Dataset Summary Description Antidumping and Countervailing Duty decision published in the Federal Register and their accompanying unpublished issues and decision memoranda. Tags {imports,"manufactured goods","trade law","unfair trade",dumping,subsidies} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated 02/15/2000

406

Simple Inference Heuristics versus Complex Decision Machines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: complex algorithms, decision making, deep thought, fast and frugal decisions, simple heuristics

Peter M. Todd

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Ocean Applicable Tools | Data.gov  

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Applicable Tools Applicable Tools Ocean Data Tools Technical Guide Map Gallery Regional Planning Feedback Ocean You are here Data.gov » Communities » Ocean Available Tools Click on each link to learn more about the purpose, methodology, and application of a tool or collection of tools. Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES) URL: http://www.ariesonline.org/ Purpose: ARIES was designed to make land use policy and environmental decisions easier and more effective by helping users map and quantify environmental assets and the factors that influence their value. ARIES allows users to model and quantify the impacts of landscape feature changes on the provision of ecosystem services, thereby allowing the evaluation and comparison of alternative scenarios for climate change, land use, or land

408

LEDSGP/tools | Open Energy Information  

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tools tools < LEDSGP Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us Tools Activities Inventory LEDS Toolkits Knowledge Portals Featured Tools Peer-Learning Tools LEDS Activity and Tool Inventory Our LEDS Activity and Tool Inventory provides links to many efforts aimed at assisting the design and implementation of LEDS internationally, including LEDS examples, LEDS case studies and support tools, training resources and presentations, lessons learned and best practices, as well as LEDS guides and manuals. LEDS Toolkits and Training Resources See these LEDS-related toolkits, which provide provide quick and easy access to resources and information for-and guide you through the

409

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Solar Tool  

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory EERE Building Technologies Office Building Energy Software Tools Directory Printable Version Share this resource Home About the...

410

Naturalistic Decision Making For Power System Operators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract: Motivation -- As indicated by the Blackout of 2003, the North American interconnected electric system is vulnerable to cascading outages and widespread blackouts. Investigations of large scale outages often attribute the causes to the three T’s: Trees, Training and Tools. A systematic approach has been developed to document and understand the mental processes that an expert power system operator uses when making critical decisions. The approach has been developed and refined as part of a capability demonstration of a high-fidelity real-time power system simulator under normal and emergency conditions. To examine naturalistic decision making (NDM) processes, transcripts of operator-to-operator conversations are analyzed to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. Findings/Design -- The results of the study indicate that we can map the Situation Awareness Level of the operators at each point in the scenario. We can also identify clearly what mental models and mental simulations are being performed at different points in the scenario. As a result of this research we expect that we can identify improved training methods and improved analytical and visualization tools for power system operators. Originality/Value -- The research applies for the first time, the concepts of Recognition Primed Decision Making, Situation Awareness Levels and Cognitive Task Analysis to training of electric power system operators. Take away message -- The NDM approach provides an ideal framework for systematic training management and mitigation to accelerate learning in team-based training scenarios with high-fidelity power grid simulators.

Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin; Robinson, Marck; Ey, Pamela

2009-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

411

Decision-Theoretic Troubleshooting  

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this paper, we develop a diagnostic procedure that not only seeks to identify the most likely causes of a malfunction, but also generates a plan of action for repair. This plan consists of repairing or replacing individual components of a composite device or system, as well as making observations or tests. We and others call this process troubleshooting [3]. Optimal Troubleshooting and Decision Trees

David Heckerman; John S. Breese; Koos Rommelse

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Fan Energy Savings Decisions  

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Axial fans are used for thousands of industrial applications consuming millions of kilowatts daily. The decision that saves dollars is to either automatically change fan speed or change blade pitch to save up to 50 percent of consumed power over a fixed pitch, constant speed fan. A discussion of the merits of each type is presented with actual test results.

Monroe, R. C.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Stone Tool Production  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

by the author. ) Stone Tool Production, Hikade, UEE 2010Short Citation: Hikade 2010, Stone Tool Production. UEE.Thomas, 2010, Stone Tool Production. In Willeke Wendrich (

Hikade, Thomas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Multimodal Information Group- Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Architecture and Tools for Linguistic Analysis Systems. Miscellaneous Tools. Name, Description. ... JobRunner is a tool designed to run a job (ie to ...

2013-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

415

Pounamu: A meta-tool for exploratory domain-specific visual language tool development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Domain-specific visual language tools have become important in many domains of software engineering and end user development. However building such tools is very challenging with a need for multiple views of information and multi-user support, the ability ... Keywords: Domain-specific languages, Meta-CASE, Meta-tools, Visual design environments

Nianping Zhu; John Grundy; John Hosking; Na Liu; Shuping Cao; Akhil Mehra

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Computer assisted decision making for new product introduction investments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Business strategy is currently largely defined by the way that an organisation interacts with its stanapproach for supporting new product introduction (NPI) investments. The proposed methodology combines the existing concepts of directional policy matrix ... Keywords: Decision support, Fuzzy expert system, New product introduction, Real options

A. Tiwari; K. Vergidis; Y. Kuo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) | Open Energy Information  

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Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Analysis Tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: climatesmartplanning.org/node/33 Cost: Free Related Tools Global Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) Model MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS A spreadsheet tool for building marginal abatement cost curves, and for calculating break-even carbon prices. Supports comparison of costs and

418

Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV with Grid Support Features Electric Energy System #12;#12;Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV project titled "Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV with Grid Support

419

Interactive visual supports for children with autism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interventions to support children with autism often include the use of visual supports, which are cognitive tools to enable learning and the production of language. Although visual supports are effective in helping to diminish many of the challenges ... Keywords: Assistive technology, Autism, Capture and access, Education, Visual supports

Gillian R. Hayes; Sen Hirano; Gabriela Marcu; Mohamad Monibi; David H. Nguyen; Michael Yeganyan

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

MSID Products, Tools, & Services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SID Products, Tools, & Services. XML Testbed - collection of XML-Related Tools; Express Engine - STEP (ISO 10303) development ...

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Cultural intelligence support for military operations  

SciTech Connect

It has long been recognized that military success relies on knowledge of the enemy. In the context of standard warfare, adequate knowledge of the enemy may be gained by analyzing observable, measurable data. In the context of modern counterinsurgency operations and the global war on terror, the task of predicting the behavior of the enemy is vastly more complex and difficult. Without an understanding of the ways individuals in the host nation interpret and react to events, no amount of objective information can provide the insight required to accurately predict behavior. US military doctrine has begun to recognize the importance of the many ways that local culture can affect operation success. Increasingly military decision makers use cultural information in the service of operation planning, and troops are provided with pre-deployment cultural training. However, no amount of training can cover the breadth and depth of potentially useful cultural information, and no amount of careful planning can avoid the need to adapt as situations develop. Therefore, a critical challenge is to provide useful tools to US personnel in their efforts to collect, analyze, and utilize cultural information. Essential functions for cultural support tools include the following: (1) to narrow down a broad range of available data and focus the user's attention on context-relevant information, (2) to present cultural information in an easily understood form, (3) to prompt the user to seek relevant information in the environment, (4) to synthesize information, and (5) to predict outcomes based on possible courses of operation. In this paper, we begin by reviewing the ways in which military operations can benefit from cultural intelligence. We then discuss frameworks for analyzing cultural information in the context of a military operation. We conclude with a demonstration of our current efforts to develop a tool that meets the aforementioned functional challenges.

Guthormsen, Nay M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mac Kerrow, Edward P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Merritt, Terence [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morgart, Ruth E [INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

DECISION AND ORDER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2004 , 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Charles L. Evans Date of Filing: May 17, 2004 Case Number: TBU-0026 Charles Evans, a former employee of Fluor Hanford Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Richland Operations Office=s (Richland) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint he filed against Fluor under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. I. BACKGROUND A. The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard Apublic and employee health and safety; ensur[e] compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and prevent[] fraud, mismanagement, waste and abuse@ at DOE=s government-owned, contractor-operated facilities. 57 Fed. Reg.

423

Models in Decision Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Any statistical analysis or decision analysis contains numerical inputs of which we are unsure. Some of our uncertainty arises from physical randomness which we can model in various ways, ideally through probability. Some relates to judgmental estimates of qualities about which we may be unsure in many different respects. There are other uncertainties involved, however: some relates to ambiguity and imprecision of meaning; some relate to lack of clarity in the objectives which the analysis seeks to meet; some relate to the numerical accuracy of calculations. Suppose, for instance, that we need to consider the probability of a conservative government being returned at the next election. The probability, a subjective probability, itself is a number that the statistician or decision maker has to judge. In some ways it may be related to 'hard' data, but there will always be an element of judgement in setting its value. But one might also ask: what is meant by a 'conservative' government; ...

Simon French

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Enabling effective product launch decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The present work looks into the question of optimizing the performance of product launch decisions-in particular, the decisions of product development duration and manufacturing ramp-up. It presents an innovative model for ...

Akamphon, Sappinandana

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Template  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Developing General Tools for Decision Making Tasks ... Roy, “A Decision Support Tool for Flow ... Traffic Management under Weather Uncertainty, “ in ...

2013-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

426

Precision pressure/temperature logging tool  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Past memory logging tools have provided excellent pressure/temperature data when used in a geothermal environment, and they are easier to maintain and deploy than tools requiring an electric wireline connection to the surface. However, they are deficient since the tool operator is unaware of downhole conditions that could require changes in the logging program. Tools that make ``decisions`` based on preprogrammed scenarios can partially overcome this difficulty, and a suite of such memory tools has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories. The first tool, which forms the basis for future instruments, measures pressure and temperature. Design considerations include a minimization of cost while insuring quality data, size compatibility with diamond-cored holes, operation in holes to 425 C (800 F), transportability by ordinary passenger air service, and ease of operation. This report documents the development and construction of the pressure/temperature tool. It includes: (1) description of the major components; (2) calibration; (3) typical logging scenario; (4) tool data examples; and (5) conclusions. The mechanical and electrical drawings, along with the tool`s software, will be furnished upon request.

Henfling, J.A.; Normann, R.A.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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Schedules With Activities at Each Airfield Projected Route Between Pilgrim Nuclear Reactor and Yucca

428

Transportation Decision Support Systems RNL has a staff with extensive  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Route Between Pilgrim Nuclear Reactor and Yucca Mountain Repository Site Estimated Operation, Capital

429

Decision support for operations and maintenance (DSOM) system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for minimizing the life cycle cost of processes such as heating a building. The method utilizes sensors to monitor various pieces of equipment used in the process, for example, boilers, turbines, and the like. The method then performs the steps of identifying a set optimal operating conditions for the process, identifying and measuring parameters necessary to characterize the actual operating condition of the process, validating data generated by measuring those parameters, characterizing the actual condition of the process, identifying an optimal condition corresponding to the actual condition, comparing said optimal condition with the actual condition and identifying variances between the two, and drawing from a set of pre-defined algorithms created using best engineering practices, an explanation of at least one likely source and at least one recommended remedial action for selected variances, and providing said explanation as an output to at least one user.

Jarrell, Donald B. (Kennewick, WA); Meador, Richard J. (Richland, WA); Sisk, Daniel R. (Richland, WA); Hatley, Darrel D. (Kennewick, WA); Brown, Daryl R. (Richland, WA); Keibel, Gary R. (Richland, WA); Gowri, Krishnan (Richland, WA); Reyes-Spindola, Jorge F. (Richland, WA); Adams, Kevin J. (San Bruno, CA); Yates, Kenneth R. (Lake Oswego, OR); Eschbach, Elizabeth J. (Fort Collins, CO); Stratton, Rex C. (Richland, WA)

2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

430

A geospatial decision support system for drought risk management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Drought affects virtually all regions of the world and results in significant economic, social, and environmental impacts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates annual drought-related losses in the United States at $6-8 billion, which is ...

Steve Goddard; Jitender Deogun; Sherri K. Harms; Michael J. Hayes; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Stephen Reichenbach; Peter Revesz; W. J. Waltman; Donald A. Wilhite

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Introduction to Analytics, Informatics and Decision Support for Sustainability Minitrack  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The final report of the World Commission on the Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Report, defines sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present with-out compromising the ability of future generations ...

Omar El-Gayar, PingSun Leung, Arno Scharl

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

An ontology for computer-based decision support in rehabilitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although functionality and disease classifications are available thanks to initiatives such as the “international classification of functioning, disability and health”, the “systematized nomenclature of medicine - clinical terms” ... Keywords: evidence-based medicine, functional diversity, knowledge representation, personalized medicine, rehabilitation

Laia Subirats; Luigi Ceccaroni

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Decision Support System for Local Government Regulatory Advice  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

rather than the more common retrieval of problem-solution pairs. 1 Introduction The INFOSHOP project allows local government front-line staff in the United Kingdom to answer complex queries from the public and the public across a range of services in a cost effective manner. As such it is one of the first examples

Watson, Ian

434

Decision-support Infosphere Services for Collaborative Operations and Virtual . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Current information systems are difficult to change to produce information that is tailored to the specific needs and context of end users. The information they produce is static, and application reengineering can be complex, costly and time consuming, potentially leading to system downtime. In addition, multiple information systems and sources can produce duplicate or inconsistent information that requires significant human effort to correlate, integrate and understand. The Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) is defined as "a combat information management system that provides individual users with the specific information required for their functional responsibilities" and "provides uniform rules for publishing new and updated objects into the JBI and promptly alerts any JBI clients that have subscribed to such objects." The transform core service of the JBI enhances the value of information disseminated by the JBI through information manipulation mechanisms (fuselets) that tailor the information space to the specific needs of the warfighter and mission. This paper describes the results of an experiment that was designed to measure the validity and value of the JBI fuselet concept within the context an Air Operations Center (AOC) and a dynamic collaborative mission replanning scenario.

Milligan; Norman O. Ahmed; Poc James; R. Milligan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Logic–based decision support for strategic environmental assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Strategic Environmental Assessment is a procedure aimed at introducing systematic assessment of the environmental effects of plans and programs. This procedure is based on the so-called coaxial matrices that define dependencies between plan activities ... Keywords: causality, constraint logic programming, probabilistic logic programming, regional planning, strategic environmental assessment

Marco Gavanelli; Fabrizio Riguzzi; Michela Milano; Paolo Cagnoli

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Ontology enabled decision support system for emergency management at airports  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the first prototype of the EMILI-SITE system that will provide an advanced simulation and training capabilities for emergency management in critical infrastructures like airports, railway/metro systems, and power grids. In addition, ... Keywords: SCADA, airport, complex event processing, emergency management, event-condition-action rules, ontologies, simulation, training

Vuk Mijovi?; Nikola Tomaševi?; Valentina Janev; Mladen Stanojevi?; Sanja Vraneš

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Decision support for the software product line domain engineering lifecycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software product line engineering is a paradigm that advocates the reusability of software engineering assets and the rapid development of new applications for a target domain. These objectives are achieved by capturing the commonalities and variabilities ... Keywords: Domain engineering, Feature models, NLP model inference, Software product lines

Ebrahim Bagheri; Faezeh Ensan; Dragan Gasevic

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Correlation aware synchronization for near real time decision support systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many large companies, especially those in financial and insurance service sectors, approach the market with a decentralized management structure, such as by line of business or geographical market segments. However, these companies require access to ...

Ying Yan; Wen-Syan Li

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Memory energy management for an enterprise decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy efficiency is an important factor in designing and configuring enterprise servers. In these servers, memory may consume 40% of the total system power. Different memory configurations (sizes, numbers of ranks, speeds, etc.) can have significant ... Keywords: memory power management, power-aware memory

Karthik Kumar; Kshitij Doshi; Martin Dimitrov; Yung-Hsiang Lu

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE Decision Support for Future  

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data to generate and share mission-critical analysis and insights. November 2012 PNNL-SA-90020 Gariann Gelston Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (509) 372-4480 gariann.gelston@pnnl.gov Angie Dalton Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (509) 371-6607 angela.dalton@pnnl.gov ABOUT FPGI The Future Power Grid

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Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable...  

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understanding of the operational impacts of wind integration and how wind power forecast is being used today. The identified practices from a broad group of utilities can be...

442

NETL: News Release - Regional Partner's Decision Support System...  

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capacities of regional geologic carbon sinks. The system allows partners to browse, query, analyze, and download data regarding CO2 storage in the PCOR partnership region,...

443

Decision support for operations and maintenance (DSOM) system ...  

A method for minimizing the life cycle cost of processes such as heating a building. The method utilizes sensors to monitor various pieces of equipment used in the ...

444

Microsoft Word - Improved Interfaces and Decision Support_FINAL...  

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and efficiently share information. As IIDS technologies are integrated with existing asset management processes and technologies, system operators and users will be enabled to...

445

LEDSGP/tools/features | Open Energy Information  

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LEDSGP/tools/features LEDSGP/tools/features < LEDSGP‎ | tools Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us Tools Activities Inventory LEDS Toolkits Knowledge Portals Featured Tools Featured Tools The following resources can be used to support different stages of low emissions development planning. Click here to add a capacity building or training resource to the inventory. Webinar on Development Impact Assessment for Low Emissions Development: As part of this webinar, several members of the LEDS Global Partnership set out to review existing approaches to capturing and communicating development benefits of climate action and propose a new tool for communicating development benefits to policy makers as part of a LEDS

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Evaluation of tools for renewable energy policy analysis: The ten federal region model  

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The Energy Policy Act of 1992 establishes a program to support development of renewable energy technologies including a production incentive to public power utilities. Because there is a wide range of possible policy actions that could be taken to increase electric market share for renewables, modeling tools are needed to help make informed decisions regarding future policy. Previous energy modeling tools did not contain the region or infrastructure focus necessary to examine renewable technologies. As a result, the Department of Energy Office of Utility Technologies (OUT) supported the development of tools for renewable energy policy analysis. Three models were developed: The Renewable Energy Penetration (REP) model, which is a spreadsheet model for determining first-order estimates of policy effects for each of the ten federal regions; the Ten Federal Region Model (TFRM), which employs utility capacity expansion and dispatching decision; and the Region Electric Policy Analysis Model (REPAM), which was constructed to allow detailed insight into interactions between policy and technology within an individual region. These Models were developed to provide a suite of fast, personal-computer based policy analysis tools; as one moves from the REP model to the TFRM to the REPAM the level of detail (and complexity) increases. In 1993 a panel was formed to identify model strengths, weaknesses (including any potential biases) and to suggest potential improvements. The panel met in January 1994 to discuss model simulations and to deliberate regarding evaluation outcomes. This report is largely a result of this meeting. This report is organized as follows. It provides a description of the TFRM and summarizes the panel`s findings. Individual chapters examine various aspects of the model: demand and load, capacity expansion, dispatching and production costing, reliability, renewables, storage, financial and regulatory concerns, and environmental effects.

Engle, J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

The dynamic structure of management support systems: theory development, research focus, and direction  

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Using a systems perspective, a conceptual model is developed that encompasses a broad class of systems whose fundamental purpose is the support of managerial actions and decision making. The term management support systems (MSS) is used to label this ... Keywords: business intelligence, decision support systems, executive information systems, knowledge management systems, management support systems

Thomas D. Clark; Mary C. Jones; Curtis P. Armstrong

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Indoor Humidity Tools  

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Tools Listed Alphabetically Tools by Platform Tools by Country Related Links Indoor Humidity Tools Indoor Humidity Tools logo. Integrated computer program intended to assist in...

449

Evaluation of tools for renewable energy policy analysis: The renewable energy penetration model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 establishes a program to support development of renewable energy technologies including a production incentive to public power utilities. Because there is a wide range of possible policy actions that could be taken to increase electric market share for renewables, modeling tools are needed to help make informed decisions regarding future policy. Previous energy modeling tools did not contain the regional or infrastructure focus necessary to examine renewable technologies. As a result, the Department of Energy Office of Utility Technologies (OUT) supported the development of tools for renewable energy policy analysis. Three models were developed: The Renewable Energy Penetration (REP) model, which is a spreadsheet model for determining first-order estimates of policy effects for each of the ten federal regions; the Ten Federal Region Model (TFRM), which employs utility capacity expansion and dispatching decisions; and the Regional Electric Policy Analysis Model (REPAM) which was constructed to allow detailed insight into interactions between policy and technology within an individual region. In 1993, the OUT supported the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) to form an expert panel to provide an independent review of the REP model and TFRM. This report contains the panel`s evaluation of the REP model; the TFRM is evaluated in a companion report. The panel did not review the REPAM. The panel met for a second time in January 1994 to discuss model simulations and deliberate regarding evaluation outcomes. This report is largely a result of this second meeting. The remainder of this chapter provides a description of the REP model and summarizes the panel`s findings. Individual chapters examine various aspects of the model: demand and load, capacity expansion, dispatching and production costing, reliability, renewables, storage, transmission, financial and regulatory concerns, and environmental effects.

Engle, J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

NFRC Support  

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NFRC Technical Support Founded in 1989, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit, publicprivate partnership which develops and administers a fair, accurate,...

451

The application of failure mode and effect analysis to evaluate risks associated with outsourcing decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal of this thesis is to develop a tool for analyzing the risks associated with outsourcing decisions for corporations. The thesis explores the current methods of choosing suppliers to outsource, as well as issues and ...

Nowicke, Jacquelyn M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Decision Support for IntegratedDecision Support for Integrated WaterWater--Energy PlanningEnergy Planning  

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Analysis · Simulated at the power plant level with 4841 individual plants modeled · Plants distinguishedProject Impetus · Energy-Water Roadmap findings: ­ Reduce fresh water consumption in electric power generation Surface Water Ground Water Population Growth Industry Fuels Wind Hydro Solar Thermoelectric #12;System

Keller, Arturo A.

453

Task 1: Hydrate Code release, Maintenance and Support  

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80 80 Final Technical Report Online Produced Water Treatment Catalog and Decision Tool Submitted by: ALL Consulting, LLC 1718 S. Cheyenne Ave. Tulsa, OK, 74119 Principal Author: J. Daniel Arthur, P.E., SPEC Prepared for: United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory June 2012 Office of Fossil Energy Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-NT0005680. Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibil-

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Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions- Military Personnel Claim  

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Military Personnel Claim Military Personnel Claim Decisions - 2010 Law Data/Tools Law You are here Data.gov » Communities » Law » Data Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions- Military Personnel Claim Decisions - 2010 Dataset Summary Description decisions involve claims related to uniformed service members' pay, allowances, travel, transportation, retired pay, and survivor benefits Tags {"military personnel","government claims",pay,"military benefits","uniformed services",overpayment} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated V33 Publisher Department of Defense Contact Name Contact Email dohastatus@osdgc.osd.mil Unique Identifier DOD-4475

455

Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and  

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Transportation and Transportation and Contractual Claim Decisions 1997 Law Data/Tools Law You are here Data.gov » Communities » Law » Data Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and Contractual Claim Decisions 1997 Dataset Summary Description decisions involve a carrier's dispute over whether it is liable for transit loss or damage. They also include all kinds of quasi-contractual disputes which are settled under Section 3702 of title 31 of the United States Code. Tags {military,contractors,claims,transportation,damage} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated V35 Publisher Department of Defense Contact Name Contact Email dohastatus@osdgc.osd.mil

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Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments  

SciTech Connect

To provide analytic support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of the Building Technology Program (BTP), NREL developed a Microsoft Excel-based tool to provide an open and objective comparison of the hundreds of investment opportunities available to BTP. This tool uses established methodologies to evaluate the energy savings and cost of those savings.

Farese, P.; Gelman, R.; Hendron, R.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Public Discourse in Energy Policy Decision-Making: Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The ground is littered with projects that failed because of strong public opposition, including natural gas and coal power plants proposed in Idaho over the past several years. This joint project , of the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho has aimed to add to the tool box to reduce project risk through encouraging the public to engage in more critical thought and be more actively involved in public or social issues. Early in a project, project managers and decision-makers can talk with no one, pro and con stakeholder groups, or members of the public. Experience has shown that talking with no one outside of the project incurs high risk because opposition stakeholders have many means to stop most (if not all) energy projects. Talking with organized stakeholder groups provides some risk reduction from mutual learning, but organized groups tend not to change positions except under conditions of a negotiated settlement. Achieving a negotiated settlement may be impossible. Furthermore, opposition often arises outside pre-existing groups. Standard public polling provides some information but does not reveal underlying motivations, intensity of attitudes, etc. Improved methods are needed that probe deeper into stakeholder (organized groups and members of the public) values and beliefs/heuristics to increase the potential for change of opinions and/or out-of-box solutions. The term “heuristics” refers to the mental short-cuts, underlying beliefs, and paradigms that everyone uses to filter and interpret information, to interpret what is around us, and to guide our actions and decisions. This document is the final report of a 3-year effort to test different public discourse methods in the subject area of energy policy decision-making. We analyzed 504 mail-in surveys and 80 participants in groups on the Boise State University campus for their preference, financial support, and evaluations of eight attributes for energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, and renewable energy. All participants saw a 7-person diverse energy expert panel. Some participants attended deliberation sessions; some received a 35-page briefing document that included pros and cons of the different energy options.

Idaho Citizen; Eileen DeShazo; John Freemuth; Tina Giannini; Troy Hall; Ann Hunter; Jeffrey C. Joe; Michael Louis; Carole Nemnich; Jennie Newman; Steven J. Piet; Stephen Sorensen; Paulina Starkey; Kendelle Vogt; Patrick Wilson

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Multiattribute analysis of the offshore outsourcing location decision using a decision support system framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today's global business environment, characterised by unprecedented competitive pressures and sophisticated customers that demand speedy solutions, creates a large set of potential suppliers to evaluate and select from. The business landscape is ...

P. D. D. Dominic; Ahmad Kamil Mahmood; V. Murugesh; P. Sridevi

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Tubular well tool receiving conduit  

SciTech Connect

In combination, a well packer and a tubular well tool receiving conduit are described which consists of: a well packer having an expandable and retractable anchoring teeth and an expandable and retractable seal spaced from the anchoring teeth, a tubular well conduit including, a first plurality of circularly extending grooves on the inside of the conduit for coacting with the anchoring teeth for supporting the well tool in the conduit, a second plurality of circularly extending grooves on the inside of the conduit and positioned for coacting with the expandable seal for providing multiple seal points with the seal.

Durst, D.G.; Morris, A.J.

1986-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

Decision Analysis of Dynamic Spectrum Access Rules  

SciTech Connect

A current trend in spectrum regulation is to incorporate spectrum sharing through the design of spectrum access rules that support Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA). This paper develops a decision-theoretic framework for regulators to assess the impacts of different decision rules on both primary and secondary operators. We analyze access rules based on sensing and exclusion areas, which in practice can be enforced through geolocation databases. Our results show that receiver-only sensing provides insufficient protection for primary and co-existing secondary users and overall low social welfare. On the other hand, using sensing information between the transmitter and receiver of a communication link, provides dramatic increases in system performance. The performance of using these link end points is relatively close to that of using many cooperative sensing nodes associated to the same access point and large link exclusion areas. These results are useful to regulators and network developers in understanding in developing rules for future DSA regulation.

Juan D. Deaton; Luiz A. DaSilva; Christian Wernz

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Supporting Statement:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Supporting Statement: Supporting Statement: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants OMB Control Number 1910-5149 This supporting statement provides additional information regarding the Department of Energy (DOE) request for processing of the renewal of the proposed information collection, OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants. The numbered questions correspond to the order shown on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Form 83-I, "Instructions for Completing OMB Form 83-I." 1. Explain the circumstances that make the collection of information necessary. The Department of Energy (DOE) requires collection of information for Recovery Act Smart Grid grants. Sections 1304 and 1306 of the Energy Independence and Security Act

462

Pipe support  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pipe support for high temperature, thin-walled piping runs such as those used in nuclear systems. A section of the pipe to be supported is encircled by a tubular inner member comprised of two walls with an annular space therebetween. Compacted load-bearing thermal insulation is encapsulated within the annular space, and the inner member is clamped to the pipe by a constant clamping force split-ring clamp. The clamp may be connected to pipe hangers which provide desired support for the pipe.

Pollono, Louis P. (Hempfield Township, Hempfield County, PA)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Review and comparison of web- and disk-based tools for residentialenergy analysis  

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There exist hundreds of building energy software tools, both web- and disk-based. These tools exhibit considerable range in approach and creativity, with some being highly specialized and others able to consider the building as a whole. However, users are faced with a dizzying array of choices and, often, conflicting results. The fragmentation of development and deployment efforts has hampered tool quality and market penetration. The purpose of this review is to provide information for defining the desired characteristics of residential energy tools, and to encourage future tool development that improves on current practice. This project entails (1) creating a framework for describing possible technical and functional characteristics of such tools, (2) mapping existing tools onto this framework, (3) exploring issues of tool accuracy, and (4) identifying ''best practice'' and strategic opportunities for tool design. evaluated 50 web-based residential calculators, 21 of which we regard as ''whole-house'' tools(i.e., covering a range of end uses). Of the whole-house tools, 13 provide open-ended energy calculations, 5 normalize the results to actual costs (a.k.a ''bill-disaggregation tools''), and 3 provide both options. Across the whole-house tools, we found a range of 5 to 58 house-descriptive features (out of 68 identified in our framework) and 2 to 41 analytical and decision-support features (55 possible). We also evaluated 15 disk-based residential calculators, six of which are whole-house tools. Of these tools, 11 provide open-ended calculations, 1 normalizes the results to actual costs, and 3 provide both options. These tools offered ranges of 18 to 58 technical features (70 possible) and 10 to 40 user- and decision-support features (56 possible). The comparison shows that such tools can employ many approaches and levels of detail. Some tools require a relatively small number of well-considered inputs while others ask a myriad of questions and still miss key issues. The value of detail has a lot to do with the type of question(s) being asked by the user (e.g., the availability of dozens of miscellaneous appliances is immaterial for a user attempting to evaluate the potential for space-heating savings by installing a new furnace). More detail does not, according to our evaluation, automatically translate into a ''better'' or ''more accurate'' tool. Efforts to quantify and compare the ''accuracy'' of these tools are difficult at best, and prior tool-comparison studies have not undertaken this in a meaningful way. The ability to evaluate accuracy is inherently limited by the availability of measured data. Furthermore, certain tool outputs can only be measured against ''actual'' values that are themselves calculated (e.g., HVAC sizing), while others are rarely if ever available (e.g., measured energy use or savings for specific measures). Similarly challenging is to understand the sources of inaccuracies. There are many ways in which quantitative errors can occur in tools, ranging from programming errors to problems inherent in a tool's design. Due to hidden assumptions and non-variable ''defaults'', most tools cannot be fully tested across the desirable range of building configurations, operating conditions, weather locations, etc. Many factors conspire to confound performance comparisons among tools. Differences in inputs can range from weather city, to types of HVAC systems, to appliance characteristics, to occupant-driven effects such as thermostat management. Differences in results would thus no doubt emerge from an extensive comparative exercise, but the sources or implications of these differences for the purposes of accuracy evaluation or tool development would remain largely unidentifiable (especially given the paucity of technical documentation available for most tools). For the tools that we tested, the predicted energy bills for a single test building ranged widely (by nearly a factor of three), and far more so at the end-use level. Most tools over-predicted energy bills and all over-predicted consumption. Var

Mills, Evan

2002-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

464

Jumpshot: Performance Visualization Tool | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Jumpshot: Performance Visualization Tool Jumpshot: Performance Visualization Tool Jumpshot: Performance Visualization Tool Jumpshot is a Java-based visualization tool for performing postmortem performance analysis. Using Java instead of Tcl/Tk (used in some older visualization tools) improves the portability, maintainability and functionalities of the tools. Jumpshot-4 is the latest viewer and is a total redesign of the graphical tool for SLOG-2. The new scalable logfile format allows the viewer to provide functionalities never made possible before. Level-of-detail support through preview drawables provides high-level abstraction of the details without reading in huge amount of data into the graphical display engine. The new Jumpshot allows seamless scrolling from the begining to the end of the logfile at any zoom-level. In addition, new functionlities like

465

NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC : evaluation and selection of tools for the quality environment.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Nuclear Waste Management Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC) is to provide an integrated suite of computational modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to quantitatively assess the long-term performance of waste forms in the engineered and geologic environments of a radioactive-waste storage facility or disposal repository. These M&S capabilities are to be managed, verified, and validated within the NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC quality environment. M&S capabilities and the supporting analysis workflow and simulation data management tools will be distributed to end-users from this same quality environment. The same analysis workflow and simulation data management tools that are to be distributed to end-users will be used for verification and validation (V&V) activities within the quality environment. This strategic decision reduces the number of tools to be supported, and increases the quality of tools distributed to end users due to rigorous use by V&V activities. This report documents an evaluation of the needs, options, and tools selected for the NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC quality environment. The objective of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Nuclear Waste Management Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC) program element is to provide an integrated suite of computational modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to assess quantitatively the long-term performance of waste forms in the engineered and geologic environments of a radioactive-waste storage facility or disposal repository. This objective will be fulfilled by acquiring and developing M&S capabilities, and establishing a defensible level of confidence in these M&S capabilities. The foundation for assessing the level of confidence is based upon the rigor and results from verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification (V&V and UQ) activities. M&S capabilities are to be managed, verified, and validated within the NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC quality environment. M&S capabilities and the supporting analysis workflow and simulation data management tools will be distributed to end-users from this same quality environment. The same analysis workflow and simulation data management tools that are to be distributed to end-users will be used for verification and validation (V&V) activities within the quality environment. This strategic decision reduces the number of tools to be supported, and increases the quality of tools distributed to end users due to rigorous use by V&V activities. NEAMS Nuclear Waste Management IPSC V&V and UQ practices and evidence management goals are documented in the V&V Plan. This V&V plan includes a description of the quality environment into which M&S capabilities are imported and V&V and UQ activities are managed. The first phase of implementing the V&V plan is to deploy an initial quality environment through the acquisition and integration of a set of software tools. An evaluation of the needs, options, and tools selected for the quality environment is given in this report.

Bouchard, Julie F.; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Vigil, Dena M.; Edwards, Harold Carter (Org. 1444 : Multiphysics Simulation Technology)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Machine Tool Locator  

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gathered and used to set the position of the machine tool and to measure the size and shape of the machine tool tip, and examine cutting edge wear. April 18, 2013 machine tool...

467

The power tool  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

POWER Tool--Planning, Optimization, Waste Estimating and Resourcing tool, a hand-held field estimating unit and relational database software tool for optimizing disassembly and final waste form of contaminated systems and equipment.

HAYFIELD, J.P.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Available Software Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Climate Suitability Tool Logo, Climate Suitability Tool, A web application for ... Utility Software Icon, 1DZRead, A CONTAM 1D Zone Data file converter, ...

469

MRNet: A Software-Based Multicast/Reduction Network for Scalable Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present MRNet, a software-based multicast/reduction network for building scalable performance and system administration tools. MRNet supports multiple simultaneous, asynchronous collective communication operations. MRNet is flexible, allowing tool ... Keywords: Scalability, tools, multicast, reduction,aggregation

Philip C. Roth; Dorian C. Arnold; Barton P. Miller

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

OpenEI:Projects/Tools Metadata | Open Energy Information  

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Tools Metadata Tools Metadata Jump to: navigation, search The community Energy Tools Strategic Initiative created an openEI category called "CommunityEnergyTool." There was already a category called "Tool" in OpenEI, and after a couple of naming collisions, it became apparent that we had to deconflict these categories. We discussed providing separate forms that both fed into a common Tool category, one for community energy tools and one for the Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) page. However, we wanted to leverage each others work, and during a meeting on December 15, 2010, we were able to come up with a merged Tool category that we believe meets the needs of both projects. The details of the decisions reached in that meeting are below. Participants: Sadie Cox, Jessica Katz, Jorn Aabakken, Ryan Mckeel, Samuel

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Energy and lighting decisions  

SciTech Connect

This report reviews the fundamental principles of lighting and uses them to evaluate energy-conserving lighting equipment and techniques. The selection of the proper lighting components and systems is complex, requiring a knowledge of the characteristics of light sources and their interactions with the auxiliary equipment and the environment. Furthermore, there are subjective aspects of lighting that are difficult to quantify. We address the simplistic way in which lighting is commonly approached, then present an argument as to the critical nature of the lighting decision. In the final sections we discuss and evaluate lighting equipment in terms of its applications and characteristics. Familiarity with the fundamental characteristics of the elements of lighting equipment will also permit more judicious appraisal and use of lighting concepts that may be introduced in the future. 6 figs., 9 tabs.

Verderber, R.R.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Latent effects decision analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Latent effects on a system are broken down into components ranging from those far removed in time from the system under study (latent) to those which closely effect changes in the system. Each component is provided with weighted inputs either by a user or from outputs of other components. A non-linear mathematical process known as `soft aggregation` is performed on the inputs to each component to provide information relating to the component. This information is combined in decreasing order of latency to the system to provide a quantifiable measure of an attribute of a system (e.g., safety) or to test hypotheses (e.g., for forensic deduction or decisions about various system design options).

Cooper, J. Arlin (Albuquerque, NM); Werner, Paul W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2004-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Decision Making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Domestic industrial investment has declined due to unfavorable energy prices, and external markets. Investment behavior has changed over the past few years, and will continue due to high labor costs, tight markets and an unstable U.S. economy although, freight costs, favorable exchange rates and high capacity utilization will encourage future industrial investment. Industry will eventually enter a new period of major investment. Future industrial investment will be an opportunity to influence the energy efficiency of these facilities for generations to come. Program managers must begin engaging industrial customers now, in order to exploit this unprecedented opportunity to change future energy use patterns. This paper reviews recent market trends and industrial investment decision-making. The paper will also address several important questions: • Why has industrial investment declined? • What is the outlook for industrial investment? • How can programs engage industry for future opportunities?

Elliott, R. N.; McKinney, V.; Shipley, A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Software Tools  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Software Tools Software Tools Several software programs are available, either for free or for a nominal charge, that can assist fleet managers and technology developers in assessing the potential impacts of implementing new technologies. Autonomie Autonomie is a Plug-and-Play Powertrain and Vehicle Model Architecture and Development Environment to support the rapid evaluation of new powertrain/propulsion technologies for improving fuel economy through virtual design and analysis in a math-based simulation environment. Developed in partnership with General Motors, Autonomie is an open architecture to support the rapid integration and analysis of powertrain/propulsion systems and technologies for rapid technology sorting and evaluation of fuel economy improvement under dynamic/transient testing conditions. The capability to sort technologies rapidly in a virtual design environment results in faster improvements in real-world fuel consumption by reducing the time necessary to develop and bring new technologies onto our roads.

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A framework for organizing the space of decision problems with application to solving subjective, context-dependent problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developing Decision Support Systems (DSS) is a difficult task, prone to errors and susceptible to colossal failures. In order to alleviate this difficulty and its consequences, we propose a framework for organizing the space of decision problems based ... Keywords: Case-based reasoning, Clustering, Decision problems characteristics, Influence knowledge graph, Software development

Yoram Reich; Adi Kapeliuk

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Models and Tools Archive  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Models and Tools Archive Models and Tools Archive Through the years, NREL has developed and supported several models and tools to assess, analyze, and optimize renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Some of these have been transferred to the private market. This page lists tools we have supported, but that are no longer active. See current models and tools here. ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) Simulate and analyze conventional, advanced, light, and heavy vehicles, including hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. In 2003, ADVISOR was commercialized by AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. Hybrid2 Conduct detailed long-term performance and economic analysis on a wide variety of hybrid power systems. RET Finance Calculate the cost of energy of renewable electricity generation

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Integrating multi-criteria decision analysis for a GIS-based hazardous waste landfill sitting in Kurdistan Province, western Iran  

SciTech Connect

The evaluation of a hazardous waste disposal site is a complicated process because it requires data from diverse social and environmental fields. These data often involve processing of a significant amount of spatial information which can be used by GIS as an important tool for land use suitability analysis. This paper presents a multi-criteria decision analysis alongside with a geospatial analysis for the selection of hazardous waste landfill sites in Kurdistan Province, western Iran. The study employs a two-stage analysis to provide a spatial decision support system for hazardous waste management in a typically under developed region. The purpose of GIS was to perform an initial screening process to eliminate unsuitable land followed by utilization of a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) to identify the most suitable sites using the information provided by the regional experts with reference to new chosen criteria. Using 21 exclusionary criteria, as input layers, masked maps were prepared. Creating various intermediate or analysis map layers a final overlay map was obtained representing areas for hazardous waste landfill sites. In order to evaluate different landfill sites produced by the overlaying a landfill suitability index system was developed representing cumulative effects of relative importance (weights) and suitability values of 14 non-exclusionary criteria including several criteria resulting from field observation. Using this suitability index 15 different sites were visited and based on the numerical evaluation provided by MCDA most suitable sites were determined.

Sharifi, Mozafar [Razi University Center for Environm