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CSIR Research Space is constantly being developed and populated. Please report any errors to Siphethile Muswelanto. Constructive criticism and suggestions would be welcome.

Recent Submissions

  • Waldeck, L (2012-10)
    In this talk, the authro describes how the platform, currently consisting of UrbanSim and MATSim (both open source software) is being adapted to South African conditions, how it has been validated in three metropolitan ...
  • Coetzee, L (2012-10)
    The topic of this presentation is the new Internet, where everything is connected, and new opportunities are possible for innovative solutions to impact on the quality of life of people.
  • Trotter, D (2012-10)
    In this presentation the author explores the key issues around the 'green economy' and its implications for a developing country like South Africa.
  • Velthausz, D (2012-10)
    In this presentation the author outlines the 'smart world' concept and how technology (smart infrastructure, analytics) can foster smarter cities, smarter regions and a smarter world.
  • Ramoelo, Abel; Skidmore, AK; Cho, Moses A; Schlerf, M; Mathieu, Renaud SA; Heitkönig, IMA (Elsevier, 2012-10)
    The regional mapping of grass nutrients is of interest in the sustainable planning and management of livestock and wildlife grazing. The objective of this study was to estimate and map foliar and canopy nitrogen (N) at a ...
  • Adam, R; Herselman, M; Chuang, CH; Smit, D; Eloff, JHP; Zielinski, MP (2011-11)
    The purpose of this paper is to discuss certain challenges that emerge when evaluating a Living Lab (LL). These challenges are linked to the choice of evaluation methods as well as whether to measure, when, what and how ...
  • Padayachee, J; Bright, G; Masekamela, I (South African Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2009-11)
    The reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) paradigm encapsulates methodologies that enable manufacturing systems to cope effectively with market and product changes. This research presents the design and evaluation of ...
  • Varzinczak, IJ (2009-06)
    Logical theories in reasoning about actions may also evolve and knowledge engineers need revision tools to incorporate new incoming laws about the dynamic environment. Researchers here fill this gap by providing an algorithmic ...
  • Williams, Q; Greeff, M; Boshemane, S; Alberts, R (2008-05)
    Both the physical and virtual aspects of our current society are designed for able-bodied people. This means that very often people with disabilities are excluded from participation and faces barriers to living independently. ...
  • Greeff, M; Coetzee, L; Pistorius, M (Association for Computing Machinery, 2008-10)
    One of the most prominent problems that persons with disabilities face in South Africa, is access to relevant disability related information. To address this need the South African National Accessibility Portal (NAP Portal) ...
  • Padayachee, J; Masekamela, I; Bright, G; Tlale, NS; Kumile, CM (2008)
    The Reconfigurable Manufacturing System (RMS) paradigm has been formulated to encapsulate methodologies that enable manufacturing systems to display a variability of system functionality and capacity in response to constantly ...
  • Olivrin, GJ; Van Zijl, L (IASTED - International Association of Science and Technology for Development, 2008-04)
    The authors describe a novel approach and practical solution to an interactive sign language machine translation system from English to South African Sign Language. They interface the system with the GNApp application, ...
  • Marais, M; Turpin, M; Marais, Mario A; Scott, L; Saidi, M; Meyer, I (2007-09)
    The purpose of the project is to use systems methodologies developed in a science and engineering environment and to apply these towards a better understanding of the National Poverty Alleviation System. The aim of such a ...
  • Van Der Merwe, A; Kotze, P; Gerber, A (2007-10)
    The identification of process model structures is usually complex and costly. If these structures can be reused across boundaries, this could not only benefit the internal structure of one application domain, but could ...
  • Macagnano, EV; Greeff, M (2007-07)
    Approximately 4 million people in South Africa suffer from disabilities and are emarginated from society. The ability to effectively communicate and to access/share information has been recognised as key need and the ...
  • Greeff, M; Kotze, P (2007-07)
    Disabled persons are experiencing additional difficulties when interacting with systems, applications or devices and also have their own unique requirements that enable them to use a system. If the design of the system ...
  • Gerber, AJ; Barnard, A; Van Der Merwe, AJ (2007-02)
    Tim Berners-Lee proposed a layered architecture for the languages of the Semantic Web in 2000 and suggested an adapted architecture in 2003. The architecture was evaluated according to a list of layered architecture ...
  • Olivrin, GJ (2006-02)
    The subject of this research is to enable the interaction between Sign Language users and the National Accessibility Portal that is currently under development at Meraka Institute.
  • Gerber, AJ; Barnard, A; Van der Merwe, AJ (2006-06)
    Semantic Web application areas are experiencing intensified interest due to the rapid growth in the use of the Web, together with the innovation and renovation of information content technologies. The Semantic Web is ...
  • Gerber, AJ; Barnard, A; Van der Merwe, AJ (2006-05)
    The terms architecture, layered architecture and system architecture are often used by researchers, as well as system architects and business process analysts inconsistently. Furthermore, the concept architecture is ...

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