Original Research Paper
Fuzzy Neighbor Voting for Automatic Image Annotation

V. Maihami; F. Yaghmaee

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 1-8


  With quick development of digital images and the availability of imaging tools, massive amounts of images are created. Therefore, efficient management and suitable retrieval, especially by computers, is one of themost challenging fields in image processing. Automatic image annotation (AIA) or refers ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
MOCA ARM: Analog Reliability Measurement based on Monte Carlo Analysis

S. Taghipour; R. Niaraki Asli

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 9-14


  Due to the expected increase of defects in circuits based on deep submicron technologies, reliability has become an important design criterion. Although different approaches have been developed to estimate reliability in digital circuits and some measuring concepts have been separately presented to reveal ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A Comprehensive Survey on GenCos’ Optimal Bidding Strategy Problem in Competitive Power Markets

A. Badri

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 15-24


  This paper represents a complete survey on Generation Companies’ (GenCos’) optimal bidding strategy problem in restructured power markets. In this regard after an introduction to competitive electricity markets, concept of optimal bidding strategy is presented. Considering large amount of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Estimating the Number of Wideband Radio Sources

S. Jalaei; S. Shirvani Moghaddam

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 25-30


  In this paper, a new approach for estimating the number of wideband sources is proposed which is based on RSS or ISM algorithms. Numerical results show that the MDL-based and EIT-based proposed algorithm havea much better detection performance than that in EGM and AIC cases for small differences between ...  Read More

A Clustering Approach by SSPCO Optimization Algorithm Based on Chaotic Initial Population

R. Omidvar; H. Parvin; A. Eskandari

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 31-38


  Assigning a set of objects to groups such that objects in one group or cluster are more similar to each other than the other clusters’ objects is the main task of clustering analysis. SSPCO optimization algorithm is anew optimization algorithm that is inspired by the behavior of a type of bird ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Passivity-Based Stability Analysis and Robust Practical Stabilization of Nonlinear Affine Systems with Non-vanishing Perturbations

H. Chenarani; T. Binazadeh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 39-47


  This paper presents some analyses about the robust practical stability of a class of nonlinear affine systems in the presence of non-vanishing perturbations based on the passivity concept. The given analyses confirm the robust passivity property of the perturbed nonlinear systems in a certain region. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Software Cost Estimation by a New Hybrid Model of Particle Swarm Optimization and K-Nearest Neighbor Algorithms

M. Hasanluo; F. Soleimanian Gharehchopogh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 49-55


  A successful software should be finalized with determined and predetermined cost and time. Software is a production which its approximate cost is expert workforce and professionals. The most important and approximate software cost estimation (SCE) is related to the trained workforce. Creative nature ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Declarative Semantics in Object-Oriented Software Development - A Taxonomy and Survey

H. Rashidi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 57-68


  One of the modern paradigms to develop an application is object oriented analysis and design. In this paradigm, there are several objects and each object plays some specific roles in applications. In an application, we must distinguish between procedural semantics and declarative semantics for their ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Evaluation and Ranking of Discrete Simulation Tools

Z. Rashidi; Z. Rashidi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 69-84


  In studying through simulation, choosing an appropriate tool/language would be a difficult task because many of them are available. On the other hand, few research works focus on evaluation of simulation tools/languages and their comparison. This paper makes a couple of evaluations and ranks more than ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Research of Low Voltage Shore Power Supply Used on Shipping Based on Sliding Control

G. Yang; Y. Jia; M.C. Qin; Y. Fang

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 85-93


  In order to solve the problem of fuel pollution, the diesel fuel for power generation of marine was abandoned and shore power supply have been proposed at the historic moment. The Shore Power Supply which needs transferring 380V/50Hz to 450V/60Hz is used on shipping who need this kind of power, so effectively ...  Read More