Issue 2 • Date May 2000
Cited by: Papers (17) | Patents (3)
Gesture based applications widely range from replacing the traditional mouse as a position device to virtual reality and communication with the deaf. The article presents a fuzzy rule based approach to spatio-temporal hand gesture recognition. This approach employs a powerful method based on hyperrectangutar composite neural networks (HRCNNs) for selecting templates. Templates for each hand shape ... View full abstract»
Negotiating knowledge in systems engineering curriculum design: shaping the present while struggling with the pastPublication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 197 - 203
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Designing a systems engineering curriculum is a complex process, not in the least because it involves a variety of academic professionals whose perceptions and interests rarely concur from the onset. The variety in stakeholders breeds variety not only in values and objectives, but also in supposed, and mostly tacit views of an educational system. In such an ambiguous design context, models serve t... View full abstract»
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Little work has previously been reported on the use of fuzzy logic within statistical process control when this is used for fault detection as part of quality control systems in industrial manufacturing processes. Therefore, the paper investigates the potential use of fuzzy logic to enhance the performance of statistical process control (SPC). The cumulative sum of the deviation in the monitored p... View full abstract»
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Engineering education is beset by many of the same challenges that have affected American industry. Much has been recommended and implemented to improve engineering education. However, the traditional structure of engineering education remains, even though current exigencies require a fundamental restructuring. In an earlier paper, the author proposed a para/professional model as an alternative to... View full abstract»
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Systems engineering education is analyzed. The root of systems engineering is system theory, and both are given a brief overview. The methodology of systems engineering is used to design an educational concept. Four alternative approaches, and their merits are tested and evaluated against the requirements defined for education. The conclusion, for the benefit both of engineering education in gener... View full abstract»
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Given the length of time systems engineering has been taught in the US, it is now appropriate to examine the types of programs being offered and to compare and contrast these programs. The paper provides this comparison with a view toward the future of systems engineering education in the US. In particular, we first examine the US undergraduate and graduate programs in systems engineering in order... View full abstract»
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The article discusses some basic principles underlying systems engineering, and the translation of these principles to practices such as to enable the engineering of trustworthy systems of all types that meet client needs. The article is concerned with systems engineering education. Thus, it is inherently also concerned with systems engineering, as this provides a major component of the material t... View full abstract»
Ecole Centrale de Lille (EC Lille: a French “grande ecole” or “graduate engineering school”) trains engineers who follow a wide variety of scientific and technical courses. First, the students have to pass a highly competitive entrance exam, after two years of preparatory classes. They then spend three years in the school, training to become multidisciplinary engineers. An ... View full abstract»
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In the traditional process of product design, a sequential approach treats each of the design steps individually without considering requirements of manufacturing, assembly and other downstream activities in the product life cycle. The lack of systematic and simultaneous consideration on the impact of design decisions on manufacturing and assembly leads to repeated and excessive changes in design ... View full abstract»
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The authors develop a parallel structure for the time-delay neural network used in some speech recognition applications. The effectiveness of the design is illustrated by: (1) extracting a window computing model from the time-delay neural systems; (2) building its pipelined architecture with parallel or serial processing stages; and (3) applying this parallel window computing to some typical speec... View full abstract»
In 1992, Delft University of Technology (DUT) established a new Master degree program in the field of systems engineering, policy analysis, and management. This educational program is administered by the School of Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis, and Management (SEPA). The SEPA administration aims for high quality of all aspects of its educational program. A quality management system was put ... View full abstract»
Exploratory analysis of factors influencing performance dynamics of telecommuters and traditional office workersPublication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 239 - 251
Advances in information technology are enabling the formation of new work arrangements, where employees may perform work activities at any location, at any time. This includes remote locations such as an employee's home or a satellite office. When employees work remotely, there are fewer opportunities for face-to-face (FTF) communication, and more communication occurs in non-FTF modes. Communicati... View full abstract»
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Development of skilled robotics draws clues from model based theories of human motor control. Thus, a comprehensive anthropomorphic background is given. Skills in robotics are viewed as a tool for fast and efficient real time control that can handle complexity and nonlinearity of robots, generally aiming at robot autonomy. In particular, a skill of redundancy resolution is addressed through a skil... View full abstract»
Aims & Scope
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.
Authors should submit cybernetics papers to the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
Authors should submit social system papers to the IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.
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