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Proceedings 2000 International Workshop on Autonomous Decentralized System (Cat. No.00EX449)

21-23 Sept. 2000

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  • 2000 International Workshop on Autonomous Decentralized System [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):iii - viii
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  • Proceedings IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Augmented Reality (ISAR 2000)

    Publication Year: 2000
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):240 - 241
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  • Autonomous data consistency for cooperative applications to fairly ally the data in heterogeneous systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):196 - 204
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    Different information systems have been integrated to respond quickly to changing user needs. Important requirements for the integration are not halting the entire system, not violating each system's mission, and deriving the synergetic effect. The data characteristics of each system are different in nature because each system has its original mission. Heterogeneous systems can be easily integrate... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy neural network based on fuzzy weighted reasoning method

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):190 - 195
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    An improved fuzzy weighted reasoning method is presented on the basis of the `Mamdani' reasoning method. A fuzzy neural network is developed based on the improved fuzzy weighted reasoning method. The training of network weights and optimization of membership functions are conducted using genetic algorithms. Fuzzy rules can be obtained according to the weights of the network. The effectiveness of t... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous assurance technique in distributed database using mobile agent

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):180 - 187
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    Due to information technology advances, the business environment and user requirements are rapidly changing, and companies have been trying to cooperate among themselves to cope with the dynamic market. However, in an integrated system such as supply chain management (SCM), they have to coexist without violating their own requirements of real-time property and fault-tolerance under the evolving si... View full abstract»

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  • Robust pole assignment of digital control system with multirate sampled output

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):222 - 226
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    A multirate digital control system is, in essence, a periodically time-variant (PTV) system. It has many super-capabilities, such as obtaining an arbitrarily-large gain-margin, simultaneous stabilization, strong stabilization, and decentralized control, etc. By utilizing the freedom that results from the multirate sampling of system ouput, the paper robustly assigns poles of the closed-loop system... View full abstract»

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  • Combining OPC with autonomous decentralized systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):126 - 129
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    Autonomous Decentralized System (ADS), which has the characteristics of on-line maintainability, on-line expandability and fault-tolerance, has been used successfully in many distributed computing domains. And OPC (OLE for Process Control), which provides us with a standard interface for process control with advantage of openness, interoperability, speed, efficiency, harmony, easy modification and... View full abstract»

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  • The method of developing Virtual Instrument Platform

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):64 - 67
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    Using the concept of the autonomous decentralized systems (ADS) technique the paper describes the methods and technique for developing a virtual instrument platform. In the platform, the measurement system consists of the module instances and a link table that defines the exchange of data packages. The data exchange among the modules uses the data field concept. The modules outputting data only se... View full abstract»

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  • Task-oriented modelling of autonomous decentralised systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):172 - 179
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    An ongoing project of the Programme for Highly Dependable Systems (PHDS) at the University of the Witwatersrand is the development of a dependable decentralised system using readily available hardware and software components. An experimental system has been developed to support multiple-task applications with different levels of criticality. Fault-tolerant protocols are used to detect faults, to m... View full abstract»

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  • Pole assignment of multirate digital control systems with decentralized structure

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):216 - 221
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    Based on the lifting technique, the paper first proposes a linear time invariant state space description of multirate sampling digital control systems with decentralized structure. Pole assignment of the decentralized multirate sampling digital control system is then discussed. The constraints due to the non-classical information pattern of the decentralized structure and the casual condition due ... View full abstract»

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  • The research of fuzzy predicting and its application in train's automatic control

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):82 - 86
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    In this paper, a model of the automatic control of trains was researched. To research the problem, fuzzy control, predictive control and computer simulation technology were applied. The speed of the train and the comfort level were defined as evaluation functions, and the tactic used was rolling optimization View full abstract»

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  • Multi-agent intelligent field terminals for autonomous decentralized water delivery control systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):116 - 125
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    Through our research, we have developed a unique, autonomous decentralized system that can be used in the water control field. In conventional control systems, certain send-and-receive functions are installed in the front-end processor (FEP) of the master station according to various properties of the information arriving from field terminals (FTs). The host computer reacts by sending control data... View full abstract»

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  • A data flow driven software architecture of open and distributed virtual instrument system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):60 - 63
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    To implement an open and distributed software architecture in a virtual instrument system, taking the example of the autonomous decentralized system concept, a data flow driven software architecture is proposed in this paper. This new approach can be mastered simply, run with high efficiency, and be expanded or extended easily. As network technology is developing rapidly and is applied more and mo... View full abstract»

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  • An agent based dynamic load balancing system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):164 - 171
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    High-end workstations being immensely underutilized and a selected few being overloaded reflects on the poor performance of a cluster. Load balancing, assigning each processor workload proportional to its performance capability, could significantly enhance the resource utilization to cost ratio of a cluster, and hence reduce the overall execution time of the clusters' processes. In this paper we p... View full abstract»

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  • On the LQG and LQG/LTR methodology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):210 - 213
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    The paper considers the well-known linear quadratic Gaussian with loop transfer recovery (LQG/LTR) methodology as a special case of standard LQG methodology. In another words, problems solved using LQG/LTR methodology can equally be solved by the standard LQG methodology. In this way we can directly tackle the problem we want to solve. Proof is given to show how LQG/LTR methodology is related to L... View full abstract»

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  • The revolution of railway system by using advanced information technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):74 - 80
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    Introduces application examples of information technology as it is applied in several fields of the railway system, namely transportation and safety, service, maintenance and the Internet. This paper shows that safety, efficiency and convenience have been improved in the areas of railway use, operations and maintenance. This is followed by a section on a new train control system for high-density l... View full abstract»

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  • Chinese railways and new scientific technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2 - 5
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    Technical innovations are perpetual forces for railway development. In China, since the implementation of a reforming and open policy, the Chinese railway has been fruitful in the fields of scientific research and development, as well as in the application and dissemination of new technologies. At the same time that high-speed technology has been advancing, breakthroughs have been made in informat... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental evaluation on optimality of multiagent-based backup VP reservation method

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):110 - 115
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    In order to enhance the reliability of ATM networks, recently (Y. Kakuda, 1998), the virtual path (VP) reservation method using multiple agents (MA) has been proposed. In this MA method, given a primary VP and multiple backup VP candidates between each source node/destination node pair, then for each such pair, a backup VP is selected from the given multiple backup VP candidates, and a primary VP ... View full abstract»

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  • A study on intelligent computation of methods of optimization operation for train

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):97 - 102
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    Energy-saving train operations are significant both in theory and in applications, but computing the optimization of train operations is very difficult and complex. The optimization computation problem of energy-saving train operations on an undulating-slope line is discussed by means of an intelligent computation model in this paper. To generate the optimal train operation diagram, an intelligent... View full abstract»

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  • The idea application of autonomous decentralized system in DeviceNet system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):56 - 59
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    As a breakthrough over conventional systems a new kind of computer control system model, the autonomous decentralized system (ADS) is proposed. ADS makes the on-line expansion fault-tolerance and on-line maintenance of the system possible. In addition, a new kind of industrial control system, the fieldbus control system (FCS) arises, which introduces the concept of communication and management in ... View full abstract»

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  • Expanding industrial designers' abilities for IT era

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):156 - 163
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    The abilities of an industrial designer are said to be those of integrating sensibility, imagination, creativity, visualization, and coordination. This theory, has been analyzed based on some product design projects. These analyses have revealed that ideas are embodied after the verbal abstraction of images from little hints that occur in one's mind in everyday life, and that these ideas are embod... View full abstract»

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  • An efficient position-based dynamic location algorithm

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):36 - 39
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    In this paper a mobile position-based dynamic location algorithm (MPBDL) is proposed based on measured time of arrival (TOA). This algorithm can be used in cellular networks to estimate the mobile location from TOA information detected by several base stations (BS). The TOA number and its corresponding weight utilized in this algorithm can be dynamically adjusted according to the distance between ... View full abstract»

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  • Genetic-binary combinatorial algorithm for 0-1 integer programming

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):205 - 209
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    Based on the analysis of a combinatorial algorithm of integer programming and a genetic algorithm, an improved algorithm will be found called a genetic-binary combinatorial algorithm. The key method of the genetic-binary combinatorial algorithm that is called the change-zero and add-one method is also introduced. An example is also given to demonstrate the correction of the new algorithm View full abstract»

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  • The application of multi-criterion satisfactory optimization in FIR digital filter design

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):227 - 230
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    The paper presents a new approach, which uses multi-criterion satisfactory optimization (MCSO) in digital filter design. We use the frequency-sampling method in finite impulse response (FIR) digital filter design, and use multi-criterion satisfactory optimization to optimize the unspecified frequency samples occurring in the transition bands. The results show that our method is useful for FIR digi... View full abstract»

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