Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2015

Knowledge Value Life Cycle: Model for Valuing Knowledge

Muhammad Syed-ul Haque, Irfan Anjum Manarvi and Memoona R. Khan

Department of Engineering Management, Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering, Islamabad, Pakistan
College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract– Knowledge is a valuable asset as it brings success and sustainability to the organizations around the world. Till recently, the value of an organization is determined from its financial statements. However, these statements are historical in nature and does not depict the true worth of the organization. The future benefit from the organization depends upon its capability to make best use of its assets including knowledge. However there is no business document that shows the volume and value of knowledge present in the organization. It is critical to determine the value of knowledge to ascertain true worth of an organization. This research study attempts to presents factors that influence the value of knowledge during its life cycle. After detailed analysis, finally all were grouped into ‘Contemporary Factor’ and ‘Futuristic Factor’ for valuing knowledge. The integration of Futuristic and Contemporary factors forms the Knowledge Value Wheel (KVW) that helps in defining the “Knowledge Value Line” (KVL). The KVL depicts the value of knowledge at any given time. The KVL and KVW combines to form the “Knowledge Value Life Cycle” (KVLC). The applicability of identified factors at various phases of KVLC were examined and discussed. The findings of this study is universally applicable. It will help further research in the area of knowledge management. Managers would be able to differentiate most valuable and useful knowledge asset for effective management. It would also be beneficial to the investors in determining the true worth of the organization in terms of its knowledge asset.

Keywords— Knowledge, Knowledge Management, Value of Knowledge, Knowledge Lifecycle, Knowledge Value Line, KVL, Knowledge Value Wheel and KVW

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Speech Generation Using Kinect to Aid the Mute in Public Addressing

T. Shantha Kumar

Department of CSE, Alpha College of Engg, Chennai, T.N, India

Abstract– Various new technologies and aiding instruments are always being introduced for the betterment of the challenged. This project focuses on aiding the mute in expressing their views and ideas in a much efficient and effective manner thereby creating their own place in this world. The proposed system focuses on using various gestures traced into texts which could in turn be transformed into speech. The gesture identification and mapping is performed by the Kinect device, which is found to cost effective and reliable. A suitable text to speech convertor is used to translate the texts generated from Kinect into a speech. The proposed system though cannot be applied to man-to-man conversation owing to the hardware complexities, but could find itself very much of use under addressing environments such as auditoriums, classrooms, etc.

Keywords— Kinect, Gestures, Speech Synthesizers and Text to Speech Converter

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Encryption and Decryption Using Automata Theory

Zubair Saqib, Murtza Ahmad Shahid and Muhammad Umair Ashraf

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract– Automata theory is useful tool used in artificial intelligence and humanoid robots design. It can also be used in the encryption and decryption of communication going on between two locations. It’s very useful tool Turing machine is first designed to decrypt the communication going on between German warheads in World War II and nowadays every sensitive information is sent in encrypted form. This paper represents the design of the encryption and decryption using Turing machine.

Keywords— Automata Theory, Encryption, Decryption and Turing Machine

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Energy Recycling for Distillation Tower Condenser by Use of Heat Integration Method

Mohsen Darabi

Young Researchers and Elite Club, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran

Abstract– Distillation process is the commonest process for separating material and on the other hand it is the most expensive unit in terms of energy consumption. This process has a significant proportion of energy in the industry. Thus, according to the uncontrolled increase in consuming energy as well as global energy prices, the attempts to find ways to save energy in the distillation process is of very importance. This study investigates energy recovery for condenser of the stabilization tower (South Pars Phases 2 and 3) by using thermal integration. The tower condenser is originally air conditioner that consumes 3 megawatts electrical power for the overhead vapor condensation to the temperature of 55°C Per hour. The cost of the production of this amount of energy is considerable. Based on the thermal integration, the amount of feeding energy due to its low temperature is suitable for condensing and even one can improve the condensing temperature to 25°C. In this paper, by replacing heat exchanger with current air conditioner and by using food as condensation factor, excellent results were obtained. In case of using the integration, 3942 GJ electric power will be saved annually, the current air conditioner will be remove from the process and a good profit will obtained for this operating Unit through reducing the cost of electricity supply of condenser.

Keywords— Distillation Tower, Energy Recycling, Heat Integration and Air Conditioner

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