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

Issue 1 • Date Jan. 2004

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 01
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  • IEEE Electron Device Letters Society Information

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  • Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1 - 4
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  • Deadlock control methods in automated manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):5 - 22
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    As more and more producers move to use flexible and agile manufacturing as a way to keep them with a competitive edge, the investigations on deadlock resolution in automated manufacturing have received significant attention for a decade. Deadlock and related blocking phenomena often lead to catastrophic results in automated manufacturing systems. Their efficient handling becomes a necessary condit... View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting equivalence reduction and the sweep-line method for detecting terminal states

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):23 - 37
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    State-space exploration is one of the main approaches to computer-aided verification and analysis of finite-state systems. It is used to reason about a wide range of properties during the design phase of a system, including system deadlocks. Unfortunately, state-space exploration needs to handle huge state spaces for most practical systems. Several state-space reduction methods have been developed... View full abstract»

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  • Elementary siphons of Petri nets and their application to deadlock prevention in flexible manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):38 - 51
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    A variety of important Petri net-based methods to prevent deadlocks arising in flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) are to add some control places and related arcs to strict minimal siphons (SMS) such that no siphon can be emptied. Since the number of minimal siphons grows in general exponentially with respect to a Petri net size, their disadvantages lie in that they often add too many additional ... View full abstract»

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  • Supervisory control for deadlock avoidance in compound processes

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):52 - 64
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    Most of the research devoted to the supervisory control for deadlock avoidance in automated manufacturing systems has employed various models that represent concurrent sequential processes. In this paper, we address this problem for compound processes, that is, sequences of operations related in the fork/join manner and interacting as consumers/producers. The abstraction is used to model the flow ... View full abstract»

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  • Fault-tolerant deadlock avoidance algorithm for assembly processes

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):65 - 79
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    Unreliable resources pose challenges in design of deadlock avoidance algorithms as resources failures have negative impacts on scheduled production activities and may bring the system to dead states or deadlocks. This paper focuses on the development of a suboptimal polynomial complexity deadlock avoidance algorithm that can operate in the presence of unreliable resources for assembly processes. W... View full abstract»

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  • Deadlock resolution strategy for automated manufacturing systems including conjunctive resource service

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):80 - 92
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    Automated manufacturing systems (AMSs) can process different parts according to operation sequences sharing a finite number of resources. In these systems, deadlock situations can occur so that the flow of parts is permanently inhibited, and the processing of jobs is partially or completely blocked. Hence, one of the tasks of the control system is ruling resource allocation to prevent such situati... View full abstract»

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  • A deadlock avoidance approach for nonsequential resource allocation systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):93 - 101
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    The paper concentrates on the deadlock-avoidance problem for a class of resource allocation systems modeling manufacturing systems. In these systems, a set of production orders have to be executed in a concurrent way. To be executed, each step of each production order needs a set of reusable system resources. The competition for the use of these resources can lead to deadlock problems. Many soluti... View full abstract»

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  • ERCN* merged nets for modeling degraded behavior and parallel processes in semiconductor manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):102 - 112
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    This paper presents a new class of "well-behaved" Petri nets called extended resource control net (ERCN*) merged nets that generalize the class of ERCN merged nets proposed in a previous paper by Xie and Jeng. ERCN merged nets can model parallel and synchronized processes in semiconductor manufacturing such as lot split and lot merging, which occurs frequently in a research and development (R&D) s... View full abstract»

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  • Deadlock-free scheduling strategy for automated production cell

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):113 - 122
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    Deadlock must be avoided in a manufacturing system. In this paper, an efficient algorithm for finding a good deadlock-free schedule in a manufacturing system with enough (sufficient) or limited buffer is presented. This algorithm is based on the effective genetic algorithm (GA) search method. A formal Petri net structure is introduced, and the token player is used to assure deadlock freeness. In o... View full abstract»

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  • A deadlock and livelock free protocol for decentralized Internet resource coallocation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):123 - 131
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    Computing over the Internet is becoming increasingly popular. With the emerging infrastructures such as computational grids and Web services, it is possible to develop applications that support various Internet-wide collaborations through seamlessly harnessing appropriate Internet resources. Yet, as Internet computing is becoming pervasive, it also presents a number of new challenges in designing ... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy-logic-based approach for new product Go/NoGo decision at the front end

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):132 - 142
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    New product development (NPD) is both a complex process and a substantial business risk. It still requires 6.6 ideas to generate a successful product. Thus, researchers claim that inferior new products should be eliminated at the front end. Limited by both the nature and the timing of NPD, managers often perform screening in uncertain environments and based on incomplete information. Furthermore, ... View full abstract»

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  • Extended latent class models for collaborative recommendation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):143 - 148
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    With the advent of the World Wide Web, providing just-in-time personalized product recommendations to customers now becomes possible. Collaborative recommender systems utilize correlation between customer preference ratings to identify "like-minded" customers and predict their product preference. One factor determining the success of the recommender systems is the prediction accuracy, which in man... View full abstract»

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  • A real-time interactive nonverbal communication system through semantic feature extraction as an interlingua

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):148 - 154
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    There has been a growing interest in the use of networked virtual environment (NVE) technology to implement telepresence that allows participants to interact with each other in shared cyberspace. In addition, nonverbal language has attracted increased attention because of its association with more natural human communication, and especially sign languages play an important role for the hearing imp... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling complex systems using fuzzy cognitive maps

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):155 - 162
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    This research deals with the soft computing methodology of fuzzy cognitive map (FCM). Here a mathematical description of FCM is presented and a new methodology based on fuzzy logic techniques for developing the FCM is examined. The capability and usefulness of FCM in modeling complex systems and the application of FCM to modeling and describing the behavior of a heat exchanger system is presented.... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 163
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  • ICARCV 2004 Eighth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision 6-9 December, 2004, Kunming, China

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  • Proceedings of the IEEE celebrating 92 years of in-depth coverage on emerging technologies

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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 04
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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