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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews)

Issue 4 • Date Nov. 1998

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  • 1998 Index IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, And Cybernet Ics Part C: Applications And Reviews Vol. 28

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):1 - 8
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  • Representing and comparing two kinds of fuzzy numbers

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):573 - 576
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    As a mathematical representation of the linguistic variable, fuzzy number theory with its applications was extensively developed. We investigate two popular representations of fuzzy numbers, symmetric-triangular and bell-shaped, and compare their arithmetic, dimensions and metrics. It is shown that, as far as linear structures are concerned, both representations are equivalent View full abstract»

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  • An empirical measure of element contribution in neural networks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):561 - 564
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    A frequent complaint about neural net models is that they fail to explain their results in any useful way. The problem is not a lack of information, but an abundance of information that is difficult to interpret. When trained, neural nets will provide a predicted output for a posited input, and they can provide additional information in the form of interelement connection strengths. This latter in... View full abstract»

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  • R&D/technology management: a framework for putting technology to work

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):501 - 515
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    The article summarizes and integrates the state of knowledge of R&D/technology management. The goal is to clarify what is known and discuss how this knowledge can be leveraged. The overall conclusion is that understanding at multiple levels is key to deeply understanding R&D/technology management. Further, these multiple levels of understanding can be integrated by considering information ... View full abstract»

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  • A multicriteria methodology for global negotiations on climate change

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):541 - 548
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    Global negotiations on environmental issues are essentially multidimensional: there is no single factor that governs the concerns of all parties involved. We review some of the studies in the literature that analyze the outcomes of these negotiations and estimate the costs and benefits for different parties in adopting any particular position in the process. The multidimensional nature of these ne... View full abstract»

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  • On replacement models via a fuzzy set theoretic framework

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):549 - 560
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    Uncertainty is present in virtually all replacement decisions due to unknown future events, such as revenue streams, maintenance costs, and inflation. Fuzzy sets provide a mathematical framework for explicitly incorporating imprecision into the decision making model, especially when the system involves human subjectivity. This paper illustrates the use of fuzzy sets and possibility theory to expli... View full abstract»

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  • Re-evaluating systems engineering concepts using systems thinking

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):516 - 527
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    Humans (individually, on teams, and in organizations) can follow simple processes to increase their probability of success. Many authors, both technical and nontechnical, have described processes for doing various things like designing a system, attaining business excellence, and solving personal and professional problems. The amazing similarities in these diverse processes suggest that there is a... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of systems approaches to green design with illustrations from the computer industry

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):528 - 540
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    Increased recognition of the importance of sustainable development is posing new challenges for industry. A systems approach provides a framework for reconciling the needs of sustainable development with all of the other demands on industry. The computer industry has been chosen to illustrate the application of a systems approach to green design in industry on account of both its increasing econom... View full abstract»

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  • The fractal architecture of the systems engineering method

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):565 - 572
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    It is time to employ fractal geometry and its associated subjects of chaos and nonlinear dynamics to study systems engineering methodology (SEM). Systematic codification of the former is barely 15 years old, while codification of the latter began 45 years ago. This paper asserts that SEM has a fractal architecture. Fractal geometry and chaos theory can convey a new level of understanding to system... View full abstract»

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Overview, tutorial and application papers concerning all areas of interest to the SMC Society: systems engineering, human factors and human machine systems, and cybernetics and computational intelligence. 

Authors should submit human-machine systems papers to the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.

Authors should submit systems engineering papers to the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems.

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