Publications

The publications listed below are the result of the efforts of the ACT Laboratory members and their collaborators. The Lab was established in 2005, which explains why there are not yet many publications.

Computer Science Education

Thomas Way, Kallie Nordengren, Mary-Angela Papalaskari, Sue Metzger, Najib Nadi, Robert Styer, Melissa Corning and Adam Stepe.  "A Novel Multidisciplinary Service Learning Program with a Computer Science Foundation."  Poster presentation, SIGCSE Technical Symposium (SIGCSE 2007), March 2007. (proposal pdf 28KB) (poster pdf 1.7MB) (photo 68KB)

Thomas Way. "Using Magic to Teach Computer Science." Workshop tutorial, SIGCSE Technical Symposium (SIGCSE 2007), March 2007. (pdf 11KB)

M.A. Papalaskari, Karen Hess, Debra Kossman, Sue Metzger, Alain Phares, Robert Styer, Connie Titone, Thomas Way, Randy Weinstein, Francis Wunderlich. "PIVOTS: Service Learning at the Science, Theatre & Magic Boundary." 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, October 28-31, 2006. (pdf 76KB)

QuickStart Programming Languages - a collection of online tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions for how to write, compile and run programs in many different programming languages. 2005.

Thomas P. Way. "A Virtual Laboratory Model for Encouraging Undergraduate Research." To appear, SIGCSE Technical Symposium (SIGCSE 2006), March 2006. (pdf 235KB)

Thomas Way. "A Company-Based Framework for a Software Engineering Course." SIGCSE Technical Symposium (SIGCSE 2005), St. Louis, Missouri, February 2005. (pdf 215KB)

Entertainment Technology

Joseph Distasio and Thomas P. Way. "Inclusive Computer Science Education Using a Ready-made Computer Game Framework." To appear, ITiCSE 2007 Conference, 2007.

Joseph Distasio and Thomas P. Way. "Exploring Computer Science Concepts with a Ready-made Computer Game Framework." Technical Report, http://arxiv.org/abs/cs.LG/0609070, 2006.

High Performance Computing

Thomas P. Way and Lori L. Pollock. "Demand-driven Inlining in a Region-based Optimizer for ILP Architectures." Technical Report, http://arxiv.org/abs/cs.DC/0604043, 2006.

Nicholas DPasquale, Vijay Gehlot and Thomas Way. "Comparative Survey of Approaches to Automatic Parallelization." Mid-Atlantic Student Workshop on Programming Languages and Systems (MASPLAS), 6 pages, Newark, Delaware, 2005. (pdf 35KB)

Information Fluency

Thomas P. Way. "Quenching the Thirst for Information Literacy with Dihydrogen Monoxide".  In preparation.

Computational Nanotechnology

Thomas P. Way. "Compilation for Future Nanocomputer Architectues." 2006 International Conference on Computing in Nanotechnology (CNAN'06), pages 251-257, Las Vegas, June 2006. (pdf 190KB)

Bryan W. Wagner and Thomas P. Way. "MolML: An Abstract Scripting Language for Assembly of Mechanical Nanocomputer Architectures." 2006 International Conference on Computing in Nanotechnology (CNAN'06), pages 258-264, Las Vegas, June 2006. (pdf 200KB)

Rehabilitation Computing

Richard Kheir and Thomas Way. "Improving Access to Computer Science Education with Speech Recognition." To appear, ITiCSE 2007 Conference, 2007.

Richard Kheir and Thomas Way. "Improving Speech Recognition to Assist Real-time Classroom Note Taking." Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA 2006) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2006. (pdf 24KB)

Simulation & Tools

Elliot Sloane, Thomas Way, Vijay Gehlot and Robert Beck. "Using SoSE Modeling and Simulation Approaches to Evaluate the Potential Security, Performance, and Limitations of a Next Generation US National Healthcare Information Network (NHIN-2)." To appear, IEEE System of Systems Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2007.

Elliot Sloane, Thomas Way, Vijay Gehlot, Robert Beck, James Solderitsch and Elzbieta Dziembowski. "Using Hybrid SoSE Approaches for Modeling and Validating Large Scale Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) System of Systems as Next-Generation Global Military Informatics Platforms Using Colored Petri Nets (CPN) and MESA/Extend" To appear, IEEE System of Systems Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2007.

Elliot Sloane, Vijay Gehlot and Thomas Way. "Conceptual SoS Model and Simulation Systems for NHIN-2." To appear, 1st Annual IEEE Systems Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 9-12, 2007.

Elliot Sloane, Vijay Gehlot, Thomas Way, Elzbieta Dziembowski and James Solderitsch. "A Hybrid Approach to Modeling and Validating a Large Scale SOA System of Systems Using CPN and MESA/Extend." To appear, 1st Annual IEEE Systems Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 9-12, 2007.

Vijay Gehlot, Thomas Way, Robert Beck and Peter DePasquale. "Model Driven Development of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Using Colored Petri Nets."First Workshop on Quality in Modeling, ACM/IEEE 9th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, October, 2006. (pdf 145KB)

Sebastian Niezgoda and Thomas P. Way. "SNITCH: a Software Tool for Detecting Cut and Paste Plagiarism." To appear, SIGCSE Technical Symposium (SIGCSE 2006), March 2006. (pdf 197KB)

Timothy M. White and Thomas P. Way. "jFAST: A Java Finite Automata Simulator." To appear, SIGCSE Technical Symposium (SIGCSE 2006), March 2006. (pdf 318KB)

updated: 03/18/07

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