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    Comparison between stability, electronic, and structural properties of cagelike and spherical nanodiamond clusters

    , Article Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics ; Volume 76, Issue 3 , 2007 ; 10980121 (ISSN) Heidari Saani, M ; Kargarian, M ; Ranjbar, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Ab initio density functional theory calculations were used to investigate cohesive, electronic, and structural properties of cagelike and spherical hydrogen terminated nanoparticles of diamond. Unlike cagelike nanodiamond particles, the variation of calculated energies of spherical ones is not monotonic. The variation range of the calculated energies and bond lengths of cagelike nanoparticles is much tighter than the variation range of spherical ones. In contrast to spherical nanodiamond particles, the C-C bond lengths of all cagelike nanoclusters are very similar to the bond length of bulk diamond. The comparison of stability, electronic highest occupied molecular orbital-lowest unoccupied... 

    Improving the cyber security by applying the maturity model case: electricity industry of Iran

    , Article 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Strategies, ICTCS 2020, 11 December 2020 through 12 December 2020 ; Volume 190 , 2021 , Pages 891-897 ; 23673370 (ISSN); 9789811608810 (ISBN) Shalmani, M. E ; Sepehri, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH  2021
    Continuity and reliability of electricity supply in a country are vital to the operational continuity of the critical infrastructure and government. High levels of cyber security are required to achieve such key measures in the electricity industry. We propose solutions and models on how to improve the cyber security using the maturity model in order to achieve continuity of electricity supplies. Maturity levels start from the relative level (level 1) and continue to the adaptive level (level 4). A total of 10 domains are defined in the model. The practices of cyber security are clustered into domains. The model is used for assessment of the strength and weakness factors for the... 

    Validating ITIL maturity to strategic business-IT alignment

    , Article ICCTD 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, Proceedings, 2 November 2010 through 4 November 2010 ; November , 2010 , Pages 556-561 ; 9781424488438 (ISBN) Bagher Esmaili, H ; Gardesh, H ; Shadrokh Sikari, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Ensuring that organizational IT is in alignment with and provides support for an organization's business strategy is critical to business success. As there is no published research that attempts to describe maturity of ITIL V3 in aligning business and IT at strategic level, this paper reports on determining aligning roles of ITIL V3 in practice. In this paper, ITIL maturity to business-IT strategic alignment is validated by Strategic Alignment Maturity model. Focusing on how ITIL V3 covers business-IT alignment maturity criteria of the model, the maturity of ITIL strategic alignment practices is assessed which makes it possible to recognize conceptual and practical competencies of ITIL to... 

    Malicious Network Flow Detection based on Behavioral Characteristics of Users

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Zargar, Abolfazl (Author) ; Jalili, Rasoul (Supervisor)
    Insider threat is a significant security risk for organizations and hard to detect. Most of introduced detection methods need contextual data entries about users, or preprocessed user activity logs to detect insider threats while it is costly and time-consuming. In this thesis, we introduce a behavior analysis method that learns its context and detects multiple types of insider threats from raw logs and network traffic in real-time. This method, named XABA, learns user roles and exclusive behaviors, through analyzing raw logs related to each network session of the user. Then it checks for some abnormal patterns, and if so, triggers the appropriate alert. XABA is implemented on the big-stream... 

    Implementation and Evaluation of P3M3 and Wysocki Maturity Models in the South Pars Projects and Presenting Improvement Projects

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Rouhi, Amir Hossein (Author) ; Shadrokh, Shahram (Supervisor)
    This thesis represents results of research about portfolio, program and project management maturity level in South Pars Projects’ contractor organizations. The purpose is to develop an understanding of management maturity regarding these three levels and especially project management in these organizations. Since oil and gas projects have major role in our economy, doing such appraisals cause cost deduction and increasing productivity in these organizations. In this research, contractor organizations and samples from South Pars Projects have been chosen, and then based on P3M3 and Wysocki Maturity Models, which is based on PMBOK standard, and by using their questionnaires appraisal has been... 

    The evaluation of Business Intelligence maturity level in Iranian Banking Industry

    , Article Proceedings - 2010 IEEE 17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IE and EM2010, 29 October 2010 through 31 October 2010 ; October , 2010 , Pages 466-470 ; 9781424464814 (ISBN) Najmi, M ; Sepehri, M ; Hashemi, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Business intelligence (BI) is a managerial concept helping managers and organizations to manage information and make factual decisions. Some have introduced Business Intelligence as a process of turning data into information and then into knowledge. This concept has become a popular trend for businesses interested in adding value to their decision making processes. Measurement of maturity in implementing Business Intelligence process in organizations is considered a critical issue. Business intelligence like software development is a process, which expressed in terms of components such as artifacts and workflows. Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) is developed to define different... 

    A framework to the assessment and promotion of knowledge management maturity level in enterprise: modeling and case study

    , Article 2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2006, Singapore, 21 June 2006 through 23 June 2006 ; Volume 1 , 2006 , Pages 163-165 ; 1424401488 (ISBN); 9781424401482 (ISBN) Isaai, M. T ; Amin Moghaddam, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Systematic management of enterprise knowledge, e.g. new ideas, innovations and patents, has a great impact on business sustainability and growth. Without comprehensive assessment of knowledge assets, agile companies can not design and run knowledge promotion programs required for survival in competitive environments in modern economy. A comprehensive framework for the assessment of as-is situation and development of knowledge promotion plans includes (a) assessing the as-is situation- the quantity and quality of organizational knowledge; (b) developing a situational program based on assessment results, business strategy and knowledge maturity indicators; (c) and working out an action plan in... 

    Presenting a Framework for Evaluation of Knowledge Management Development Level in Inter-Organization Perspective

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Afzali, Hamidreza (Author) ; Isai, Mohammad Taghi (Supervisor)
    In accomplishment of knowledge management in real world, organization can be in different processes of awareness about importance of knowledge management and its achievements. Recognition of strength and weakness points of organization helps to logical planning and success in performance of knowledge management. For avoiding from failing in knowledge management projects, it is necessary that before stating for project performance, evaluate development level of organization from viewpoint of knowledge management, and determine some approaches for control of general problems of knowledge management, like abundance of information, work complexities, knowledge Storage.
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    Cost Engineering: Objectives, Dimensions and to Study Cost Engineering Methods and Models with an Approach to a Proper Model in Manufacturing Activities-case Study: Mapna Locomotive Engineering and Manufacturing Company

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Seraj, Ensie (Author) ; Mostafavi, Mostafa (Supervisor)
    In the process of industrial and economic development and in the competitive environment in the world, reducing the cost of industrial products is an important factor for more customers' satisfaction, more revenue acquisition, and stability and success in the business. Cost engineering is the area of engineering practice concerned with the application of scientific principles and techniques to problems of cost estimating, cost control, business planning, management science, profitability analysis, project management, planning and scheduling. In this research through the studying the structures and models of cost engineering, in addition to consider this dimensions of cost engineering, the... 

    Effect of E-Commerce on Automobile After Sales Service Business Model

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Firoozi, Saman (Author) ; Isaee, Mohammad Taghi (Supervisor)
    In this era of competitive markets, firms and organizations can survive that have a competitive advantage through their business models. Having a competitive business model and its frequently evaluation is one of the secrets of success. Another, especially of these days, is digitalization of many businesses. Every day in our business environment new digital businesses are establishing. Conversely emergence of the Internet affected many of current businesses, then this question be arose that, what and how this phenomena can affect the current business models? Abstract (Max. 300 words for M.S and 500 words for Ph.D. theses) In this research we will check this affect on the automobile after... 

    Analysis of Dimensions, Objective and Implementation of Knowledge Management in Production Institutes

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Khosravi, Mojgan (Author) ; Mostafavi, Mostafa (Supervisor)
    The increasing significance and deployment of knowledge management(KM) is the main reason for selecting the topic of this research. This research tries to analyse the dimensions and KM implementation methods in press section of maintenance department in Saipa company. This study has a qualitative approach and the method is based on a case study. Data has been collected by questionnaires. Two questionnares have been provided in this research and distributed among different staff of press section in maintenance department. The concept of knowledge management maturity is applied and the goal of first questionnaire is based on this concept. The level of KM maturity is assessed via this... 

    Causal Analysis of Weak Technological Innovative Capabilities of Digital Transformation in Iran’s Upstream Petroleum Industry

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Karambeigi, Mohammad Saber (Author) ; Maleki, Ali (Supervisor) ; Mirnezami, Reza (Supervisor)
    Digital technologies are shaping various industries in the era of the 4th industrial revolution, and meanwhile, we are witnessing the faster development of these technologies in the post-Corona period. In the oil industry, digital fields have created a window of opportunity to provide a competitive advantage for reputable oil companies. Realizing the importance of this window of opportunity, the leading oil companies quickly seek to use their capacities in the development of digital technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, twins. Digital and fast processing methods are in the context of a digital field to take a step towards digital transformation. National Iranian... 

    The impact of customer knowledge on the organizational performance: a system dynamics approach

    , Article Kybernetes ; 2021 ; 0368492X (ISSN) Bidgoli, S. D ; Owlia, M. S ; Isaai, M. T ; Sharif University of Technology
    Emerald Group Holdings Ltd  2021
    Purpose: The purpose of this research was to model the impact of customer knowledge on the performance of organization with a focus on information technology industry. Furthermore, it is intended to analyze the effect of customer knowledge investment on the performance measures, by reviewing investment policies. Design/methodology/approach: The relationship between customer knowledge and performance measures was specified using literature review and grounded theory method. The system dynamics approach was then applied to analyze the impact of the customer knowledge on the performance measures. Findings: This study provided a dynamic model on the causal relationship between customer knowledge... 

    Particle swarm optimization with an enhanced learning strategy and crossover operator

    , Article Knowledge-Based Systems ; Volume 215 , 2021 ; 09507051 (ISSN) Molaei, S ; Moazen, H ; Najjar Ghabel, S ; Farzinvash, L ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2021
    Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is a well-known swarm intelligence (SI) algorithm employed for solving various optimization problems. This algorithm suffers from premature convergence to local optima. Accordingly, a number of PSO variants have been proposed in the literature. These algorithms exploited different schemes to improve performance. In this paper, we propose a new variant of PSO with an enhanced Learning strategy and Crossover operator (PSOLC). This algorithm applies three strategies, comprising altering the exemplar particles, updating the PSO parameters, and integrating PSO with Genetic Algorithm (GA). In the proposed learning strategy, each particle is guided by the best... 

    Information resource management maturity model

    , Article World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology ; Volume 37 , 2009 , Pages 258-262 ; 2010376X (ISSN) Afshari, H ; Khosravi, Sh ; Sharif University of Technology
    Nowadays there are more than thirty maturity models in different knowledge areas. Maturity model is an area of interest that contributes organizations to find out where they are in a specific knowledge area and how to improve it. As Information Resource Management (IRM) is the concept that information is a major corporate resource and must be managed using the same basic principles used to manage other assets, assessment of the current IRM status and reveal the improvement points can play a critical role in developing an appropriate information structure in organizations. In this paper we proposed a framework for information resource management maturity model (IRM3) that includes ten best... 

    A PSO based approach for multi-stage transmission expansion planning in electricity markets

    , Article International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems ; Vol. 54, issue , 2014 , pp. 91-100 ; SSN: 01420615 Kamyab, G. R ; Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M ; Rashidinejad, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper presents a particle swarm optimization (PSO) based approach to solve the multi-stage transmission expansion planning problem in a competitive pool-based electricity market. It is a large-scale non-linear combinatorial problem. We have considered some aspects in our modeling including a multi-year time horizon, a number of scenarios based on the future demands of system, investment and operating costs, the N - 1 reliability criterion, and the continuous non-linear functions of market-driven generator offers and demand bids. Also the optimal expansion plan to maximize the cumulative social welfare among the multi-year horizon is searched. Our proposed PSO based approach, namely... 

    Heterogeneity in preferences of air travel itinerary in a low-frequency market

    , Article Transportation Research Record ; Issue 2214 , 2011 , Pages 10-19 ; 03611981 (ISSN) Rezaei, A ; Puckett, S. M ; Nassiri, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Research in the choice behavior of air travelers has evolved to include an analytical focus on variation in the sensitivities of travelers to factors influencing itinerary choice. Some choice studies have moved beyond a focus on assumed representative, mean-level sensitivities toward a goal of representing the distribution of preferences across a sample. The mixed multinomial logit model has served as a valuable means of estimating such distributions of air travel preferences, including studies of business travelers, impacts of airport level-of-service attributes, distributions of willingness-to-pay (WTP), and information-processing strategies. Does the insight gained in previous studies,... 

    Assessing swedish foundries energy management program

    , Article Energies ; Volume 11, Issue 10 , 2018 ; 19961073 (ISSN) Sa, A ; Thollander, P ; Cagno, E ; Rafiee, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    With regard to increased sustainability, managers not only need to know WHAT is needed for their company to improve, but also HOW to do so in detail is equally important. Energy management (EnM) is a pillar to the transformation of industrial energy systems towards enhanced energy efficiency and increased sustainability. One way to develop more and improve EnM both practically and theoretically is to shed light on how the combination of techniques and operation can contribute to successful EnM. This paper, therefore, through investigation of 10 Swedish foundries aims to present the structure of the energy strategy and associated practices at first; second, to assess industry’s EnM program... 

    Determining the Optimized Path for Achieving Organizational Project Management Maturity

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hossseinzadeh, Ali Reza (Author) ; Shadrokh Sikary, Shahram (Supervisor)
    In different organizations, especially project-based ones, enhancement and growth of internal capabilities of project management for promoting organizational strategies and tactics is crucial. Till now, several organizational project management standards and methodologies have been developed, in which by comparing the activities and project management processes with the best practices, organizations are assessed and their positions are determined according to these best practices and its current gaps related to the maturity and excellency are identified. In spite of this, due to enormous number of best practices, as well as constraints and existing capabilities in different parts of the... 

    Assessing ITIL Maturity to Business-IT Strategic Alignment

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Bagher Esmaili Feijani, Haleh (Author) ; Shadrokh, Shahram (Supervisor)
    The literature suggests that organizations cannot be competitive if their business and information technology strategies are not aligned. Yet achieving strategic alignment continues to be a major concern for business executives. A number of alignment models have been offered in the literature, primary among them the Strategic Alignment model (SAM), Strategic Alignment Maturity model, and IT Governance (via ITIL). The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) presents a comprehensive set of guidelines for defining, designing, implementing and maintaining IT Service Management processes. It provides platform that can be used to leverage complementary effects between IT and business...