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2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. e-Systems and e-Man for Cybernetics in Cyberspace (Cat.No.01CH37236)

7-10 Oct. 2001

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  • 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):0_1 - 0_56
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  • Simulation-based sensing-system configuration for dynamic dispatching

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2964 - 2969 vol.5
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    The paper presents a methodology for determining the initial configuration of a set of sensors for a surveillance task. It serves to complement a dynamic dispatching methodology, which selects and maneuvers subsets of sensors to achieve optimal data acquisition in real-time. Specifically, given a priori information about the expected object trajectory, the initial sensor poses are determined such ... View full abstract»

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  • Pricing Caching services with multiple levels of QoS

    Publication Year: 2001
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    Summary form only given. Emerging caching techniques such as differential caching, push caching, etc enable preferential treatment of premium objects in a cache. By the use of appropriate placement, replacement or reporting policies, a service provider can offer multiple levels of QoS for different objects. For example, certain objects may be assigned higher priorities and be placed in a premium c... View full abstract»

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  • Learning action selection in autonomous agents

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3391 - 3396 vol.5
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    This paper focuses on learning in autonomous agents under dynamic environments. Autonomous agent control has been dominated by two major Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches, Planning-based and Behavior-based. We concentrate on Behavior-based control. Multiple behavior modules from which a Behavior-based agent is constituted may have conflicting outputs (actions) for various input situations. I... View full abstract»

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  • Life circle economic efficiency analysis

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3385 - 3390 vol.5
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    Generalized life cycle of concept, design, development and maintenance is studied., Various technological and managerial strategies were estimated, such as design for manufacturing, quality for manufacturing and relatively new fault tolerant design. Comparative efficiency of these approaches were analyzed. Life Circle analysis were developed based on the model of semi-Markov processes. Shown that ... View full abstract»

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  • A negotiation method using improvement knowledge for bilateral exchange and distribution negotiation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2805 - 2810 vol.5
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    A bilateral exchange and distribution negotiation problem is a problem that two persons who have interdependent goals try to get a solution which satisfy any constraints by exchanging alternative resources in order to distribute the resources for more profits. It is difficult to solve this problem because it is not desirable to inform the negotiator's constraints to the opponent. This paper propos... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of a trading multi-agent system

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3378 - 3384 vol.5
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    In a trading scenario agents interact with each other, selling and buying resources. In order to control the behavior of the trading scenario, the interactions must be coordinated. We present a brief discussion of communication types and coordination models applicable in multi-agent systems. We find a programmable tuple space more appropriate to manage and rule the interactions between the trading... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnosis of condition systems using diagnostic causal networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2799 - 2804 vol.5
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    A condition system is a collection of Petri nets that interact with each other and the external environment through condition signals. Some of these condition signals may be unobservable. In this paper, a system failure is defined in terms of observed behavior versus expected behavior, where the expected behavior is defined through condition system models. A. diagnosis of this failure localizes th... View full abstract»

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  • Improving query-answers from domain knowledge

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3269 - 3274 vol.5
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    The paper introduces an approach to open knowledge-based query evaluation and describes a preliminary prototype taking this approach. A knowledge-base (KB), complementing the primary information base, that defines and relates words and concepts and exploits similarities between concepts, is used to improve answers. The knowledge base may introduce common and/or domain specific knowledge. The overa... View full abstract»

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  • Social and legal aspects of mobile and distributed software

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3374 - 3377 vol.5
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    While mobile agent technology has many potential benefits, there are many issues that need to be taken into account. The legal and social implications of intelligent agent software technology are discussed in this paper. Although mobile agents have been in existence for years, most legal, social and economic issues are still not resolved. Developers and users of mobile technologies must be aware o... View full abstract»

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  • A case for systems thinking and system dynamics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2793 - 2798 vol.5
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    Systems thinking is a way of thinking that focuses on the relationships between the parts forming a purposeful whole. System dynamics is concerned with building computer models of complex problem situations and then experimenting with and studying the behaviour of these models over time. This paper is a review of systems thinking that considers its unique history and influences, paradigms and meth... View full abstract»

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  • Interval-based neural networks for soft decisions

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3264 - 3268 vol.5
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    The performance of neural networks, when the training data is limited, can be improved by incorporation of interval techniques. These techniques improve performance by introducing the ability to classify imprecise data. Performance can be further improved by incorporating the ability to make soft decisions. Soft decisions differ from hard decisions by allowing the decision-making system the option... View full abstract»

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  • A scalable, distributed algorithm for allocating workers in embedded systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3367 - 3373 vol.5
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    This paper presents a scalable threshold-based algorithm for allocating workers to a given task whose demand evolves dynamically over time. The algorithm is fully distributed and solely based on the local perceptions of the individuals. Each agent decides autonomously and deterministically to work only when it "feels" that some work needs to be done based on its sensory inputs. In this paper, we a... View full abstract»

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  • Role of metacognition to promote strategy transfer in problem solving

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2787 - 2792 vol.5
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    Metacognition affects acquisition, comprehension, retention, and application of what is learned, in addition to affecting learning efficiency, critical thinking, and problem solving. The development of an instructional method to promote metacognition can be used effectively to create an environment in which computer skills are acquired by means of the interrelationship between the user and the com... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy MCDM in election prediction

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3258 - 3263 vol.5
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    The application of fuzzy logic (FL) in traditional fields like engineering, medicine or finance has become a common practice, however in social sciences, mainly in politics, the utilization of FL can be intensely explored. Joining fuzzy logic with multiple criteria decision making (MCDM), the natural, complex and uncertain criteria of political problems can be adequately treated. The practical res... View full abstract»

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  • DEVS-on-a-chip: implementing DEVS in real-time Java on a tiny Internet interface for scalable factory automation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3051 - 3056 vol.5
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    This paper describes our effort to implement DEVS on a TINI Chip which has limited memory and processing ability. A set of well-defined DEVS interfaces make it possible to define a just-as-needed DEVS real time environment and run on the chip efficiently. As a case study for real time data gathering, processing and management, a DEVS coupled model has been composed from a set of primitive DEVS ato... View full abstract»

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  • Agent mediation and management of virtual communities: a redefinition of the traditional community concept

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3361 - 3366 vol.5
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    The paper explores the evolution of the concept of community in the light of computer mediated immersive virtual environments. The traditional concept of community has become strained in its attempts to capture the evolving virtual community. We believe the concept of the virtual community is of paramount importance and examine the extent to which this is being redefined to cater for it. We examin... View full abstract»

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  • New method for life cycle environmental management DYVELOP©

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3101 - 3106 vol.5
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    With aid of the ToP© (Theory of Processes) apparatus, a novel modification of the DYVELOP© method is introduced. It serves for Product Life Cycle (PLC) Environmental Management of the real technology of Abrasive Water Jets (AWJ). The necessary phraseology, procedure, functions and variable τ is discussed for PLC evaluation. Graphical set theory is the main mathe... View full abstract»

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  • Query processing in e-commerce environment using predictive partitioned relations

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3309 - 3314 vol.5
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    Too many attributes in a relation are not relevant to fulfilling the user's requirement. Different clients may be interested different set of attributes in the relation. Given this situation, how can the Database Management Systems process relevant attributes instead of reading all attributes? In a data-warehousing environment, materialised view techniques are used and the relation can be vertical... View full abstract»

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  • Application of Disciple to decision making in complex and constrained environments

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2932 - 2940 vol.5
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    This paper describes Disciple, an Artificial Intelligence based decision aid which subject-matter experts can train and use when making decisions under stressful, complex, and constrained conditions. The tool was developed and used under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's High Performance Knowledge Base and Rapid Knowledge Formation programs. Some domains in which the tool would be ap... View full abstract»

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  • Embedding Allen interval temporal algebra into fuzzy recursive structures

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3420 - 3424 vol.5
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    This paper shows how temporal Allen algebra relations can be embedded into a recursive structure called RATA (Recursive Allen Temporal Algebra). This structure is required in order to allow the maximal representational power of temporal relations. The question of the fuzzification of RATA is also discussed View full abstract»

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  • New development on tracking algorithm with derivation measurement

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3181 - 3186 vol.5
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    We present a new observation model to improve the state estimation and prediction in a target tracking problems. There are two distinguished points in this approach. First, the measurement equation is set up in the polar coordinate and even combines the derivation measurement (range rate, azimuth rate, and elevation rate) with the usual position measurements (range, azimuth angle, and elevation an... View full abstract»

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  • Determination of sensory motor coordination parameters for a robot via teleoperation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3252 - 3257 vol.5
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    This paper proposes a method for the determination of sensory-motor coordination (SMC) parameters through the teleoperation of a humanoid robot designed for human-robot interaction. It is argued that SMC in a complex environment must be acquired rather than programmed. It is demonstrated that the acquisition of SMC parameters through teleoperation during a task can enable a robot to determine the ... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of World Wide Web caching

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3045 - 3050 vol.5
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    This paper studied the state-of-art in web caching schemes and techniques. An introduction on web caching was presented at the first part. The second part focused on the web caching schemes and architectures. Some fundamental issues on web caching systems were given in the third part. Finally, we discussed some research and industrial frontier in web caching system View full abstract»

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  • Real-time 3D model sharing conference system based on agent and VRML

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3355 - 3360 vol.5
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    The contemporary design and assessment of products press more and more emphasis on the cooperation of teams. The environment for distributed cooperation becomes especially important. Meanwhile using three-dimensional models to express the information of the product is the most intuitionistic. This paper deals with several key technologies and uses them to develop an agent-based real-time 3D model ... View full abstract»

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