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    • Waiting Time Distributions in the Preemptive Accumulating Priority Queue 

      Fajardo, Val Andrei; Drekic, Steve (Springer, 2017-03-01)
      We consider a queueing system in which a single server attends to N priority classes of customers. Upon arrival to the system, a customer begins to accumulate priority linearly at a rate which is distinct to the class to ...
    • Water pricing conflict in British Columbia 

      Garcia, Amanda; Hipel, Keith W.; Obeidi, Amer (Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources, 2017)
      The Water Sustainability Act in British Columbia, Canada is a source of conflict among citizens, the provincial government, and industrial groundwater users. The water extraction fees stipulated in the act highlight the ...
    • A Web of Expectations: Evolving Relationships in Community Participatory Geoweb Projects. 

      Johnson, Peter A.; Corbett, J.M.; Gore, C.; Robinson, P.; Allen, P.; Sieber, R. (2015)
      New forms of participatory online geospatial technology have the potential to support citizen engagement in governance and community development. The mechanisms of this contribution have predominantly been cast in the ...
    • Welcome to the web: The online community of GeoCities during the early years of the World Wide Web 

      Milligan, Ian (UCL Press, 2017-03)
      As the World Wide Web entered mainstream North American society in the mid-to late 1990s, GeoCities was there to welcome users with open arms. GeoCities helped to facilitate their first steps into publishing, so they could ...
    • Well-Posedness of Boundary Control Systems 

      Cheng, Ada; Morris, Kirsten (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2003-01-01)
      Continuity of the input/output map for boundary control systems is shown through the system transfer function. Our approach transforms the question of continuity of the input/output map of a boundary control system to ...
    • A wet process for oxidation-absorption of nitric oxide by persulfate/calcium peroxide 

      Wang, Zhiping; Zhang, Yanguo; Tan, Zhongchao; Li, Qinghai (Elsevier, 2018-10-15)
      This study develops and evaluates a novel wet method for NO removal using a Na2S2O8/CaO2 solution. The effects of these two components both and alone in solution, Na2S2O8 concentration, CaO2 concentration, initial pH, ...
    • Wettability and capillary behavior of fibrous gas diffusion media for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells 

      Gostick, Jeffrey Thomas; Ioannidis, Marios A.; Fowler, Michael W.; Pritzker, Mark D. (Elsevier, 2009-10-20)
      The relationship of capillary pressure to liquid saturation for the water-air fluid pair in two different types of gas diffusion media (GDM) used in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) electrodes is elucidated. ...
    • What is #LODLAM?! Understanding Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives [and Museums] 

      Hitchens, Alison (2015-01-29)
      This session provides an overview of linked data and then explains how it can be used in libraries and archives to share our unique data on the web and to enrich the user experience by using linked data ourselves. This ...
    • When threat matters: Self-regulation, threat salience, and stereotyping 

      Stroessner, Steven J.; Scholer, Abigail A.; Marx, David M.; Weisz, Bradley M. (Elsevier, 2015-07-01)
      Four experiments examined whether information implying imminent threat to safety would interact with regulatory focus (Higgins, 1997) to affect the utilization of threat-relevant stereotypes. Because information suggesting ...
    • White Paper: Measuring Research Outputs Through Bibliometrics 

      University of Waterloo Working Group on Bibliometrics; Byl, Lauren; Carson, Jana; Feltracco, Annamaria; Gooch, Susie; Gordon, Shannon; Kenyon, Tim; Muirhead, Bruce; Seskar-Hencic, Daniela; MacDonald, Kathy; Özsu, M. Tamer; Stirling, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2016)
      This White Paper provides a high-level review of issues relevant to understanding bibliometrics, and practical recommendations for how to appropriately use these measures. This is not a policy paper; instead, it defines ...
    • Who we are at Work: Millennial Women, Everyday Inequalities and Insecure Work 

      Worth, Nancy (Taylor & Francis, 2016-09-01)
      Based on research with millennial women in Canada, this article examines the process of workplace identity, or (un)conscious strategies of identity management that young women employ at work. First, despite increasing ...
    • Why libraries aren’t dead: open access and the evolving liaison role 

      Gordon, Shannon (The Editorial Board of the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 2011)
      This is the second in a series of commentaries from members of the Open Access Interest Group of Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques (CHLA / ABSC). Devon Greyson’s inaugural contribution ...
    • Wikipedia Edit-a-thons: Thinking Beyond the Warm Fuzzie 

      Robichaud, Danielle (Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 2017)
      Wikipedia edit-a-thons represent a unique and fruitful avenue for galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) to engage with new and existing segments of their user communities. Encompassing information and technical ...
    • Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada 

      Stettner, Shannon; Ahmad, Aalya; Anderson, Tracey L.; Cawthorne, Jane; Cooke, Peggy; Dea, Shannon; Egan, Carolyn; Gardner, Linda; Gillespie, Laura; Haynes, Sterling; Hornbeck, E.K.; Hurley, Clarrisa; James, Dr.; Kang, H. Bindy K.; Unknown, Kristen; Lochwin, Natalie; Unknown, Mackenzie; MacQuarrie, Colleen; Miller, Ruth; Mintz, Judith; Mullan, Erin; Rinaldi, Jen; Roberts, Sadie; Solomon, Martha; Stote, Karen; Van der Graaf, Nick; Wagner, Bernadette; Wersheler, Laura; West, Shannon; Wiebe, Ellen; Woolford, Jess (Athabasca University Press, 2016)
      Until the late 1960s, the authorities on abortion were for the most part men—politicians, clergy, lawyers, physicians, all of whom had an interest in regulating women’s bodies. Even today, when we hear women speak publicly ...
    • Workload, Risks, and Goal Framing as Antecedents of Shortcut Behaviors 

      Beck, James W.; Scholer, Abigail A.; Schmidt, Aaron M. (Springer, 2017-08-01)
      Purpose: Shortcut behaviors are methods of completing a task that require less time than typical or standard procedures. These behaviors carry the benefit of increasing efficiency, yet can also carry risks (e.g., of an ...
    • World hunger and the global economy: strong linkages, weak action 

      Clapp, Jennifer (School of International and Public Affairs: Columbia University, 2014-03)
      This paper probes some of the global economic forces that have contributed to the ongoing precarious global food security situation, especially in the years since the 2007 to 2008 food crisis. Since the crisis hit at a ...
    • WorldCat Local in a Health Sciences Environment: One Library's Experience 

      Gordon, Shannon (2010-06-07)
      In 2009, Memorial University Libraries embarked on a pilot project with WorldCat Local (WCL), an available discovery layer. As of May 2010, WCL remains in internal testing and will likely be released it in beta form in ...
    • Worldwide retention of nutrient silicon by river damming: From sparse data set to global estimate 

      Maavara, Taylor; Dürr, Hans H.; Van Cappellen, Philippe (American Geophysical Union, 2014-08-13)
      Damming of rivers represents a major anthropogenic perturbation of the hydrological cycle, with the potential to profoundly modify the availability of nutrient silicon (Si) in streams, lakes, and coastal areas. A global ...
    • Worst Case Latency Analysis for Hoplite FPGA-based NoC 

      Wasly, Saud; Pellizzoni, Rodolfo; Kapre, Nachiket (2017-10-30)
      Overlay NoCs, such as Hoplite, are cheap to implement on an FPGA but provide no bounds on worst-case routing latency of packets traversing the NoC due to deflection routing. In this paper, we show how to adapt Hoplite to ...
    • Wrist and Finger Gesture Recognition with Single-element A-mode Ultrasound signal: A Comparison with Single-channel Surface Electromyogram 

      He, Jiayuan; Luo, Henry; Jia, Jie; Yeow, John T. W.; Jiang, Ning (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018-10-01)
      With the ability to detect volumetric changes of contracting muscles, ultrasound (US) was a potential technique in the field of human-machine interface (HMI). Compared to the US imaging (B-mode US), the signal from a static ...

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