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Fatima C.C. Dargam

Fatima C.C. Dargam
SimTech Simulation Technology · & EWG-DSS - EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems & ILTC & REACH Consultancy

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Introduction
Fátima Dargam is a senior IT professional at SimTech Simulation Technology and Advisory Board Member of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems EWG-DSS, which she coordinated up to 2020 as founding member (1989). At SimTech, she works on projects and development of application software modules supporting computer-based simulation. She is Research Consultant for the Institute of Logic and Theory of Science ILTC in Brazil and ICT Expert Evaluator & Reviewer for the European Commission.
Additional affiliations
September 1990 - March 1995
Imperial College London
Position
  • Research Assistant
January 1987 - July 1989
Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME)
Position
  • Master’s Degree
Education
September 1990 - March 1995
Imperial College London
Field of study
  • Computer Sciences
February 1987 - March 1989
Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME)
Field of study
  • Artificial Intelligence / Computer Sciences
August 1982 - June 1983
Universidade Santa Úrsula
Field of study
  • English (Teaching Didactics & Literature)

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Publications (93)
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We currently live in an era, in which data heavily, constantly, and globally flows into all areas of our activities. This mobile world is based on the concepts of the Internet of Things, which evolved by the digital transformation from Web 2.0 to 4.0, from a people-centric, participative, read-write web to a data-centered, semantic-oriented, and sy...
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Originally founded by 24 participants of the ESI VI-EURO Summer Institute on DSS, in Madeira in 1989, the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) is now considered as one of the most stable and active groups of EURO and a reference on DSS in Europe and Worldwide. The EWG-DSS membership has continuously grown since its creation. The...
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The world's largest demonstrator of a revolutionary energy system in desalination for drinking water production is in operation. MIDES uses Microbial Desalination Cells (MDC) in a pre-treatment step for reverse osmosis (RO), for simultaneous saline stream desalination and wastewater treatment. MDCs are based on bio-electro-chemical technology, in w...
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ICDSST 2020 is EWG-DSS’s 6th International Conference, following the five previous successful International Conferences on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2019 in Madeira; ICDSST 2018 in Crete; ICDSST 2017 in Namur; ICDSST 2016 in Plymouth; and ICDSST 2015 in Belgrade) as listed below. Since 1989 when the EWG-DSS was founded, the societ...
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This paper summarizes some of the work carried out within the Horizon 2020 project MIDES (MIcrobial DESalination for low energy drinking water) (The MIDES project (http://midesh2020.eu/) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 685793 [1].), which is developing the world’...
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Decision Support Systems Technologies, ICDSST 2020, organised in Zaragoza, Spain, in May 2020. The conference was held online only due to the Corona pandemic. The EWG-DSS series of International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST) is planned to consol...
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ICDSST – the International Conference on Decision Support System Technology – is the flagship event of the Euro Working Group of Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS). The ICDSST series of conference is relatively young and vibrant (since 2015), while its predecessor, including EWG-DSS workshops and summer schools, has a long tradition. The EWG-DSS wa...
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In contemporary society, most individuals, and especially leaders and managers in organizations, are confronted with complex decision problems on a daily basis. Decisions become complex when they are distributed and unstructured, so that a single decision maker relying solely on her own knowledge has little chances to solve it properly. This is tru...
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Sustainable Data-Driven, Evidence-based Decision Support, Applications to Environment and Energy Sector
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This year the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) is extremely pleased to co-organize its ICDSST Conference with the PROMETHEE Days 2018, in cooperation with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research on the period of May 22nd to 25th of 2018, in Heraklion, Greece. The cooperation between the PROMETHEE Group and the EWG-DSS dates...
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Decision Support Systems, ICDSST 2018, held in Heraklion, Greece, in May 2018. The main topic of this year’s conference was “Sustainable Data-Driven and Evidence Based Decision Support”. The 15 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 71 su...
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We current live in an era, in which data heavily, constantly, and globally flows into all areas of our activities. This mobile world based on the Internet of Things and the concepts of Web 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0, connects us at anytime with our conveniences and contacts, keeps our appointments up-to-date, feeds our information needs, influences our moods...
Poster
This poster describes the Project Collab-Net in its Version 3. Recently, the evolution of Collab-Net project has deployed a web-based platform to support the linking collaboration data among the members of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) on a social network perspective of DSS-research collaboration in Europe. This onlin...
Technical Report
This report concerns the EWG-DSS Project EWG-DSS-Collab-Net in its Version 3. Recently, the evolution of Collab-Net project has deployed a web-based platform to support the linking collaboration data among the members of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), on a social network perspective of DSS-research collaboration in Eu...
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This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from two events organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), which were held in Toulouse, France and Barcelona, Spain, in June and July 2014. Overall, 8 papers were accepted for publication in this edition after a rigorous review process throu...
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This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from two events organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), which were held in Toulouse, France and Barcelona, Spain, in June and July 2014. Overall, 8 papers were accepted for publication in this edition after a rigorous review process throu...
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This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from two events organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), which were held in Toulouse, France and Barcelona, Spain, in June and July 2014. Overall, 8 papers were accepted for publication in this edition after a rigorous review process throu...
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Due to globalization, companies are frequently pushed to grow outside their political and geographical boundaries, forcing them to increase product diversification. As a side effect they can also optimize their resource's management by looking at potential businesses for improving their relations with customers and/or open new markets through partn...
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Decision Support Systems Technology, ICDSST 2015, held in Belgrade, Serbia, in May 2015. The theme of the event was “Big Data Analytics for Decision-Making” and it was organized by the EURO (Association of European Operational Research Societies) working group o...
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This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from two workshops organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), which were held in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Rome, Italy, in May and July 2013. From a total of 45 submissions, 15 papers were accepted for publication in this edition after bein...
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Currently data heavily, constantly, and globally flows into all areas of our economy. Individuals and mainly organizations have to tackle the problem of processing large data in support of their respective needs and operations, aiming at improving their manageability and efficiency. Big Data urges for advances in technology and cannot count anymore...
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Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) models make preference decisions over multiple attributes’ alternatives available, which in most of the cases conflict among themselves. On the other hand, the classic MCDM model assumes that the decision maker has a pre-defined fixed set of criteria, when taking a decision, and is presented with a clear pic...
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Globalization and increased competition pushes companies to grow outside political and geographical boundaries, frequently forcing them to increase product diversification and optimize their relation with potential and effective businesses for improving the relation with their customers. In this scenario, implementing agile collaboration networks w...
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This IJDSST Special Issue on “Advances on Decision Sciences and on Decision Support Technologies” includes papers selected from the DSS Stream of the EURO Mini-Conference on “Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics and in Complex Societal and Environmental Applications”. The EURO Mini-Conference Graz-2013 was held in Graz, Austria, from October...
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The EURO Mini-Conference on “Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics and in Complex Societal and Environmental Applications” is jointly organized by the EURO Working Groups on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS); Experimental Economics (EWG E-CUBE), the EURO Working Group on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems (MCSP) and the EURO Working G...
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This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from two workshops organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWGDSS), which were held in Liverpool, UK, and Vilnius, Lithuania, in April and July 2012. From a total of 33 submissions, 9 papers were accepted for publication in this edition after being...
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It is well-known that social network analysis has been playing an increasingly important role in evaluating scientific research collaboration within publication databases. This paper presents the development roadmap of the EWG-DSS Collab-Net Project of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems. The current project serves as a means for a s...
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This IJDSST Special Issue on “Modelling Decision Systems for Critical Applications” includes papers selected from the 25th EURO Conference – DSS Stream, complemented by open call submissions. The 25th EURO Conference was held between 8th and 11th July 2012 in Vilnius, and the DSS Stream was organised by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Sy...
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The EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), in cooperation with the University of Macedonia, had the pleasure to organize the EWG-DSS Thessaloniki-2013 Workshop on Exploring New Directions for Decisions in the Internet Age on the period of May 29th to 31st, 2013, at the Deptartment of Marketing and Operations Management at Macedon...
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This IJDSST Special Issue on “Prediction, Simulation and Optimization Methods for Decision Making” includes extended and revised versions of papers selected from the 25th EURO Conference – DSS Stream, complemented by open call submissions from members of the EWG-DSS / EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems. The 25th EURO Conference was held...
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Creativity in decision-making is increasingly focusing on providing solutions that consider how different approaches and different ideas work productively together. This is particularly evident in the operations management field. In order to support such a decision-making revolution, the nature of inter-organisational collaboration is changing and...
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This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the EWG-DSS workshops held in London and Paris, in June and in November 2011, respectively. These workshops were organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) and partially sponsored by the Association of European Operational Research Socie...
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This work presents the specification of an ontology model for the EWG-DSS-Collab-Net network analysis. The EWG-DSS-Collab-Net was designed to show the research collaboration dynamics among the EWG-DSS members. It considers a publication relationship structured model, with authors-publications and multiple keywords and topics. The social network ana...
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The EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), in cooperation with the University of Liverpool Management School, has the pleasure to organize the EWG-DSS Liverpool-2012 Workshop on “Decision Support Systems & Operations Management Trends and Solutions in Industries“, during the period of April 12th to April 13th, 2012.
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This IJDSST Special Issue on “Networking Decision Making and Negotiation” has selected papers from two consecutive workshops of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS): the EWG-DSS London-2011 Workshop on Decision Systems, held in the UK during the period of June 23rd to 24th, 2011; and the EWG-DSS Stream on Collaborative Decis...
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This IJDSST Special Issue on “Networking Decision Making and Negotiation” has selected papers from two consecutive workshops of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS): the EWG-DSS London-2011 Workshop on Decision Systems, held in the UK during the period of June 23rd to 24th, 2011; and the EWG-DSS Stream on Collaborative Decis...
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This paper addresses aspects of the social network analysis (SNA) performed on the social-academic network implemented for the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS). The EWG-DSS network has more than 105 members and is defined with the objective of analysing and representing the various relationships that academically link the gr...
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The EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), jointly with the DASIG Decision Analysis Special Interest Group from the British OR Society and CNRS-LAMSADE, in cooperation with Paris Dauphine University, had the pleasure to co-organize the EWG-DSS / DASIG Paris-2011 Joint-Workshop on Policy Analytics and on Collaborative Decision Mak...
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This work introduces a cooperation research project, which focus at the promising intersection of Ontology and Knowledge Management (KM) and the role of both in Decision Making (DM) and consequently in Decision Support Systems (DSS). Apart from studying suitable methods, we aim at exploiting ontology and KM, via experimental case-studies, to allow...
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The EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), in cooperation with Birkbeck-University of London, had the pleasure to organize the EWG-DSS London-2011 Workshop on Decision Systems on the period of June 23rd to June 24th, 2011, at the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck, in London. This Workshop’s main purpose w...
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Since 2008 the EWG-DSS Coordination Board has been conducting a study about research interests of the group members, with the intention to draw a knowledge map on Decision Systems within the group. This project targets mainly to disseminate the research work of the EWG-DSS members. As a primary step, a social structure for the group was developed,...
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This paper addresses some aspects of the social network analysis (SNA) performed on the social-academic network that was implemented for the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS). The EWG-DSS network is populated with over 105 members of the group and was defined with the objective of analysing and representing the various relati...
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This work reports the advances on the analysis of the social-academic network, created for the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), in order to represent the various relationships that link academically its 105 members. We show how the group’s collaboration dynamics have evolved since its foundation in 1989, up to the present m...
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The primary objective of this work is to create a social-academic network for the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), using as its defined population, the academic members of the group. The main motivation for this work is to analyse and represent the various relationships that link academically the almost 100 members of the W...
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The primary objective of this work is to create a social-academic network for the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), using as its defined population, the academic members of the group. Our aim is to analyse and unfold collaboration relationships among the EWG-DSS members on one hand, and also encourage new research and academ...
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There exists constructive feedback loops between the areas of Decision Making (DM) and Knowledge Management (KM). Decision Making’s requirements can drive more appropriate and customized developments of Knowledge Management, while the latter can improve decision making by bridging existing information and communication gaps within organizations. He...
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Generation and most of all sustainability of organizational success rely heavily on proper decision making and on the application of knowledge management (KM) concepts, where knowledge-based structures are fundamental components. KM can also be viewed as a means to support enhanced decision making through effective control of organizational knowled...
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Generation and most of all sustainability of organizational success rely heavily on proper decision making and on the application of knowledge management (KM) concepts, where knowledge-based structures are fundamental components. KM can also be viewed as a means to support enhanced decision making through effective control of organizational knowled...
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This work investigates the ways in which Decision Making and Knowledge Management flow within organizations, showing how one can profit from their interaction. There exists constructive feedback loops between both areas. Knowledge Management can improve decision making by bridging existing information/communication gaps within organizations. Requir...
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This special issue of CEJOR includes six selected research contributions, originally presented in the Experimental Economics and DSS streams of the Joint-Workshop of Decision Support Systems, Experimental Economics and e-Participation, which took place in Graz, Austria, in June 2005. This event has joined the EURO Working Group on Decision Support...
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This issue presents selected research contributions, originally presented in the DSS stream featuring “DSS Methodologies and Frameworks for Complex Decision Problems” of the Joint-Workshop of Decision Support Systems, Experimental Economics and e-Participation, which took place in Graz, Austria, in June 2005. With this event, the EURO Working Group...
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This position paper describes the initial work on the specification of a framework for supporting decision systems, with the intention of gathering partners for the proposed research work. Within the main area of Intelligent Decision Systems, the scope of this current research work lies in the investigation of appropriate approaches for designing i...
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This issue presents selected research contributions, originally presented in the DSS stream featuring “DSS Methodologies and Frameworks for Complex Decision Problems” of the Joint-Workshop of Decision Support Systems, Experimental Economics and e-Participation, which took place in Graz, Austria, in June 2005. With this event, the EURO Working Group...
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This thesis proposes a method for handling logically conflicting inputs into knowledge bases in a compromised way. The method revises finite bases which are subjected to some integrity constraints, and performs a reconciliation of the conflicting data, by allowing the consistent logical consequences of the given up database elements or inputs, to u...
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This paper discusses about the use of knowledge management (KM) for decision support, and claims that finite-base revision can be seen as a relevant approach for KM, in order to handle consistency in knowledge bases. To support this claim, this paper revisits an application-specific mechanism for base revision, which caters for applications where c...
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The purpose of this Joint-Workshop is to bring together researchers in the areas of Decision Support Systems, Operations Research, Computer Sciences, Economics, and their respective areas of applications. The interdisciplinary flavor of this event joins the interests of the Working Groups on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS); Experimental Economic...
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This paper introduces a project currently carried out by the authors, which tackles the implementation and evaluation of Decision Support Systems for planning Distance Education courses. As its main objective, the paper presents one of the case studies that are proposed for evaluating the performance of the DSS prototypes, which are going to be imp...
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In this paper, we present our on-going work on modeling the relevant aspects of Distance Education in order to build a Decision Support System that provides the qualitative synthesis needed for the process of Distance Education and Distance Learning, and consequently assists the educator in performing a better choice-evaluation of the aspects invol...
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The main objective of this work is to present a revision mechanism for updates in knowledge bases, which involves a reconciliation of the conflicting / contradictory inputs with the base without employing strict rejection. The problem of resolving conflicting updates in knowledge bases, is a critically important problem of real applications. To sol...
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The design of power plants requires a balanced study of three major considerations, namely: the decision about the plant lay-out (choice of components and their dispositions); the planning of the plant operational requirements (provision for maintenance and upratings); and the variation of external conditions, like changes on energy costs or on the...
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A knowledge-based decision support system for applications which involve high and dynamic rates of information flow, constantly needs to incorporate new and possibly contradictory information into its knowledge base. One of the problems that such a system has to face is the one of handling inconsistent pieces of information, without applying radica...
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A knowledge-based Decision Support System for applications which involve high and dynamic rates of information flow, constantly needs to incorporate new and possibly contradictory information into its knowledge base. One of the problems that such a system has to face is the one of handling with inconsistent pieces of information, without applying r...
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This paper presents a logical system, CIU LDS, as a labelled realization to our approach of Compromising Interfering Updates. The approach proposes a method for handling logically conflicting inputs into knowledge bases, via restricting their consequences. The main idea is to update the database with as many consistent consequences of the inputs as...
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This paper proposes a method for handling logically conflicting inputs into knowledge bases. Basically, it concerns reconciling conflicting inputs with the underlying theory, via restricting their consequences. The main idea is to update the database with as many consistent consequences of the inputs as possible, in the case that the inputs themsel...