IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans

Issue 2 • Mar 1997

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  • A fuzzy parametrical forward- and backward-chained two-dimensional attribute decision model

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):186 - 194
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    To operate strategically, corporate decision-makers need to assess functional-level projects based upon their ability to fulfill higher-level strategic business objectives. To support such decision-making, a model framework is developed that first aggregates expected project performance across individual business activities using an additive value function and, second, across the strategic objecti... View full abstract»

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  • Partial camera automation in an unmanned air vehicle

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):256 - 262
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    The present study focused on an intelligent, semiautonomous, interface for a camera operator of a simulated unmanned air vehicle (UAV). This interface used system “knowledge” concerning UAV motion in order to assist a camera operator in tracking an object moving through the landscape below. The semiautomated system compensated for the translations of the UAV relative to the earth. This... View full abstract»

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  • Combined qualitative-quantitative steady-state diagnosis of continuous-valued systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):167 - 185
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    This paper discusses systematic methods for diagnosis of complex engineering systems combining qualitative and quantitative analysis of analytic constraint equation system models to generate more precise and accurate candidates. Candidates generated from a qualitative steady-state partial explanation model are refined with available ordinal information on the magnitude of component parameter devia... View full abstract»

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  • Constraint meta-object: a new object model for distributed collaborative designing

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):208 - 221
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (4)
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    Object databases have been recognized as providing rich data modeling capabilities for the next-generation applications, especially CAD/CAM, software engineering, and multimedia. The core object model consisting of objects, messages and inheritance, however, is not adequate to tackle all the requirements of these applications. Since collaborative activity is one of the key features of next-generat... View full abstract»

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  • A relation-based model for animating adaptive behavior in dynamic environments

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):235 - 243
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    Over the past few decades many advances have been made in computer animation, which has largely replaced traditional hand-drawn animation. However, the traditional path model used in animation has not changed. This model as based on predefined paths does not effectively address the needs of scene animation, which demands unpredictable environmental influences, multiple motion interactions, and per... View full abstract»

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  • Stabilizing distributed queuing systems using feedback based on diversity

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):251 - 256
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    The Huberman-Hogg model of computational ecosystems is applied to resources with queues. The previous theoretical results indicate that instabilities, due to delayed information, can be controlled by adaptive mechanisms, particularly schemes which employ diverse past horizons. A stochastic learning automaton, with rewards based on queuing parameters, is implemented to test the theoretical results.... View full abstract»

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  • The design process: properties, paradigms, and structure

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):146 - 166
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    In this paper, we examine the logic and methodology of engineering design from the perspective of the philosophy of science. The fundamental characteristics of design problems and design processes are discussed and analyzed. These characteristics establish the framework within which different design paradigms are examined. Following the discussions on descriptive properties of design, and the pres... View full abstract»

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  • Queueing network modeling of human performance of concurrent spatial and verbal tasks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):195 - 207
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    This article describes a three-node queueing network model of human multitask performance to account for interferences between concurrent spatial and verbal tasks. The model integrates considerations of single-channel queuing theoretic models of selective attention and parallel processing, multiple-resource models of divided attention, and provides a computational framework for modeling both the s... View full abstract»

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  • Identification of nonlinear systems using random amplitude Poisson distributed input functions

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):222 - 234
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    Nonlinear system identification using a doubly random input function which is a Poisson train of events with random amplitudes as a system input is investigated. These doubly random input functions are useful for identifying systems that naturally require amplitude modulated point process inputs as stimuli such as the hippocampal formation in the central nervous system. This is an extension of ear... View full abstract»

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  • From particle-mass to multibody systems: graph-theoretic modeling

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):244 - 250
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    The distinction between geometry and dynamic interactions is fundamental for the consistent dynamic analysis of physical systems. A unified treatment of such systems is possible when we adopt a hierarchical mathematical model with a consistent set of embedded abstractions. This new view is adopted in the general formulation strategy for obtaining a simplified dynamics model of mechanical systems. ... View full abstract»

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  • The new taxonomy of systems: toward an adaptive systems engineering framework

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):137 - 145
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    Systems engineering is developing rapidly, while new standards are created and new tools are being developed. However, the theoretical understanding and the conceptual foundation of systems engineering are still in their early stages. For example, although real-world systems exhibit considerable differences, there is very little distinction in the literature between the system type and the descrip... View full abstract»

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The fields of systems engineering and human machine systems: systems engineering includes efforts that involve issue formulation, issue analysis and modeling, and decision making and issue interpretation at any of the lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and implementation of large systems.

This Transactions ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

 

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Dr. Witold Pedrycz
University of Alberta