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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  • Avoiding deadlock using pricing strategies for networks of intelligent personal assistants

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2899 - 2904 vol.5
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    We describe a pricing strategy for a realistic large-scale distributed system. This system consists of automatic personal assistants (PA's) that can book time-slots in each other's diaries, and that have to pay for doing so. The price is set by the PA who owns the time-slot View full abstract»

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  • NSGA-based multiobjective optimisation for modular strategical planning of electric distribution systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3123 - 3128 vol.5
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    Strategic planning requires the optimisation of many objects. The paper aims at the solution of this multiobjective optimisation problem using a nondominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA)-based approach. Distribution systems design using modular strategical planning indeed requires the minimisation/maximisation of many objects depending on mixed-integer variables. In the paper the concept of mo... 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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  • Collective intelligence: a new approach to stock price forecasting

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2893 - 2898 vol.5
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    A group that makes better decisions than its individual members is considered to exhibit collective intelligence (CI). This paper describes the design and testing of a prototype Cl system that makes stock trading decisions based on group input. We hypothesized that the CI system would outperform the major stock indices, and that the performance of the system would improve as the size of the group ... View full abstract»

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  • Optimizing fuel consumption on gas transmission networks: evaluation of a heuristic for cyclic systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3118 - 3122 vol.5
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    In this paper we present our computational experience with a heuristic for the problem of minimizing fuel cost on steady-state gas transmission problems on cyclic networks. The procedure is based on a two-stage iterative procedure, where, in a given iteration, gas flow variables are fixed and optimal pressure variables are found via dynamic programming in the first stage. In the second stage, the ... 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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  • Logical induction and deduction as principles of knowledge domain reflection in the corpus of texts

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2890 - 2892 vol.5
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    This paper discusses applying corpus linguistics principles to compile text corpora reflecting any special knowledge domain. Hence, the special feature of semiotically correctly assembled text corpus as reflection of extra-corpus reality is under discussion. The two reciprocally balanced approaches of corpora generation are described. The first is deductive approach. It means a methodology based o... View full abstract»

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  • An agent based model as a marketing consultant of companies

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3113 - 3117 vol.5
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    A key requirement for a dynamic organization is the need for precise and formal knowledge management of the available information. The main objective of our work is to provide an agent based model of an agile integrated business system, more specifically, of the marketing sector of the company, where the knowledge has to be acquired, shared both internally and externally, updated, processed, appli... 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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  • Design and implementation of distributed real-time DEVS/CORBA

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3081 - 3086 vol.5
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    In this paper the design and implementation of Distributed Real-Time DEVS/CORBA is discussed as an extension of previously developed DEVS-based modeling and simulation frameworks. The major objective in developing Distributed Real-Time DEVS/CORBA is to establish a framework in which the distributed real-time systems can be designed through DEVS-based modeling and simulation studies, and then migra... View full abstract»

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  • Making decisions for intelligent agents in procedure descriptive framework

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3324 - 3329 vol.5
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    There are many existing and potential industrial and commercial applications for intelligent agents in the literature. The very challenging issue for these applications is to "do what intelligent agents should do". The BDI (beliefs, desires, intentions) architecture is presented to solve this challenge, and it has attracted much attention. The main difficulty for this architecture is the formaliza... View full abstract»

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  • Relational indexing using a grammarless parser

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2886 - 2889 vol.5
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    The article proposes an alternate view on natural language parsing. Instead of looking for some predefined (phrase) structure it takes inter-word relations as a starting point. The reason for this is twofold: firstly it circumvents traditional parsing and linguistic problems and secondly it offers a possibility to extract information specifically needed by IR applications. The close relationship w... View full abstract»

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  • Commitment in bidding agents

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3107 - 3112 vol.5
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    Agent oriented systems, based on different views of computational entities, offer powerful tools for implementation of various complex systems. A framework for designing electric power market agents, which are buyers, sellers and a coordinator is presented. The main emphasis is how to consider bidding time and commitment period in the decision process. Finally a worked example shows the applicabil... 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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  • A neural estimator of object stiffness applied to force control of a robotic finger with opponent artificial muscles

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3025 - 3030 vol.5
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    We present a solution for real-time neural estimation of the stiffness characteristics of objects which are pressed with a predefined force threshold by an anthropomorphic robotic finger provided with opponent movement of their artificial muscles. The proposed architecture links three neural models in order to satisfy the requirements in our control system. This model based on adaptive learning al... 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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  • Interface for scalable DEVS and distributed container object specifications

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3075 - 3080 vol.5
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    In this paper, we present two specifications, scalable DEVS specification and distributed container object specification, to support scalability and interoperability of DEVS-based modeling and simulation (M and S) systems. The scalable DEVS specification lists a set of interfaces which create and simulate DEVS models, and control simulation activities among simulators. The distributed container ob... View full abstract»

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  • Technology policy staff; key factors in implementation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3315 - 3323 vol.5
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    In order to cope with the rapidly changing interplay between technology and market in information industries, particularly in R&D activities in large corporations, a persistent and clarifying interplay among the participants must be lead by policy scientist as a policy process. The author of this paper argues that with emerging digital media-enabled innovations, Lasswell's (1971) concept of po... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental parsing for interactive natural language interface

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2880 - 2885 vol.5
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    The paper proposes an effective incremental parsing method for such interactive natural language processing systems as real-time dialogue systems, simultaneous machine interpreting systems, etc. This method produces the analysis of the input while it is being received. It can efficiently deal with not only the normal input, which is piecemeal addition to the input from left to right, but also such... View full abstract»

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  • A methodology for automatic retrieval of similarly shaped machinable components

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):2840 - 2845 vol.5
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    A methodology that can intelligently search a CAD database of 2.5D machinable components and retrieve components and sub-pieces with similar shape characteristics has been presented. The proposed methodology has the potential to reduce both the development time and cost of new designs by effectively re-using existing designs more efficiently. This is accomplished by searching a database of parts w... 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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  • Construction and interpretation of multi-layer-perceptrons

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3349 - 3354 vol.5
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    Denker, Schwartz et al.(1987) start their paper with the sentence: "Since antiquity, man has dreamed of building a device that would "learn from examples", "form generalizations", and "discover the rules" behind patterns in the data". This paper offers an idea, how to construct a binary multi-layer-perceptron MLP out of some primitives, that we introduce, where hidden nodes have definite meaning. ... View full abstract»

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