Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

Sorted by: relevance · author · university · dateNew search

You searched for +publisher:"National Library of Canada" +contributor:("Tawfik, Ahmed"). Showing records 1 – 2 of 2 total matches.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters

1. Al-Ani, Hijaz. Spatio-Temporal Context in Agent-Based Meeting Scheduling.

Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2009, National Library of Canada

Meeting scheduling is a common task for organizations of all sizes. It involves searching for a time and place when and where all the participants can meet. However, scheduling a meeting is generally difficult in that it attempts to satisfy the preferences of all participants. Negotiation tends to be an iterative and time consuming task. Proxy agents can handle the negotiation on behalf of the individuals without sacrificing their privacy or overlooking their preferences. This thesis examines the implications of formalizing meeting scheduling as a spatiotemporal negotiation problem. The “Children in the Rectangular Forest” (CRF) canonical model is applied to meeting scheduling. By formalizing meeting scheduling within the CRF model, a generalized problem emerges that establishes a clear relationship with other spatiotemporal distributed scheduling problems. The thesis also examines the implications of the proposed formalization to meeting scheduling negotiations. A protocol for meeting location selection is presented and evaluated using simulations. Advisors/Committee Members: Tawfik, Ahmed (Computer Science).

Subjects/Keywords: Artificial Intelligence.

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Al-Ani, H. (2009). Spatio-Temporal Context in Agent-Based Meeting Scheduling. (Masters Thesis). National Library of Canada. Retrieved from http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/310

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Al-Ani, Hijaz. “Spatio-Temporal Context in Agent-Based Meeting Scheduling.” 2009. Masters Thesis, National Library of Canada. Accessed December 01, 2020. http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/310.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Al-Ani, Hijaz. “Spatio-Temporal Context in Agent-Based Meeting Scheduling.” 2009. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Al-Ani H. Spatio-Temporal Context in Agent-Based Meeting Scheduling. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. National Library of Canada; 2009. [cited 2020 Dec 01]. Available from: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/310.

Council of Science Editors:

Al-Ani H. Spatio-Temporal Context in Agent-Based Meeting Scheduling. [Masters Thesis]. National Library of Canada; 2009. Available from: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/310

2. Ibrahim, Zina. Surprise: An Alternative Qualitative Uncertainty Model.

Degree: PhD, Computer Science, 2010, National Library of Canada

This dissertation embodies a study of the concept of surprise as a base for constructing qualitative calculi for representing and reasoning about uncertain knowledge. Two functions are presented, kappa++} and z, which construct qualitative ranks for events by obtaining the order of magnitude abstraction of the degree of surprise associated with them. The functions use natural numbers to classify events based their associated surprise and aim at providing a ranking that improves those provided by existing ranking functions. This in turn enables the use of such functions in an a la carte probabilistic system where one can choose the level of detail required to represent uncertain knowledge depending on the requirements of the application. The proposed ranking functions are defined along with surprise-update models associated with them. The reasoning mechanisms associated with the functions are developed mathematically and graphically. The advantages and expected limitations of both functions are compared with respect to each other and with existing ranking functions in the context of a bioinformatics application known as ''reverse engineering of genetic regulatory networks'' in which the relations among various genetic components are discovered through the examination of a large amount of collected data. The ranking functions are examined in this context via graphical models which are exclusively developed or this purpose and which utilize the developed functions to represent uncertain knowledge at various levels of details. Advisors/Committee Members: Tawfik, Ahmed (Computer Science).

Subjects/Keywords: Artificial Intelligence.

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Ibrahim, Z. (2010). Surprise: An Alternative Qualitative Uncertainty Model. (Doctoral Dissertation). National Library of Canada. Retrieved from http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/413

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ibrahim, Zina. “Surprise: An Alternative Qualitative Uncertainty Model.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, National Library of Canada. Accessed December 01, 2020. http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/413.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ibrahim, Zina. “Surprise: An Alternative Qualitative Uncertainty Model.” 2010. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Ibrahim Z. Surprise: An Alternative Qualitative Uncertainty Model. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. National Library of Canada; 2010. [cited 2020 Dec 01]. Available from: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/413.

Council of Science Editors:

Ibrahim Z. Surprise: An Alternative Qualitative Uncertainty Model. [Doctoral Dissertation]. National Library of Canada; 2010. Available from: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/413

.