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

Issue 5 • Date Sept. 2004

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part A: Systems and Humans publication information

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  • Reliable message delivery for mobile agents: push or pull?

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):577 - 587
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    Two of the fundamental issues in designing protocols for message passing between mobile agents (MAs) are tracking the migration of the target agent and forwarding messages to it. Even with an ideal fault-free network-transport mechanism, messages can be dropped during MA migration. Therefore, in order to provide reliable message delivery, protocols need to overcome message loss caused by asynchron... View full abstract»

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  • OSA: orthogonal simulated annealing algorithm and its application to designing mixed H2/H optimal controllers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):588 - 600
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    This paper proposes a novel orthogonal simulated annealing (OSA) algorithm for solving intractable large-scale engineering problems and its application to designing mixed H2/H optimal structure-specified controllers with robust stability and disturbance attenuation. High performance of OSA arises mainly from an intelligent generation mechanism (IGM), which applies orth... View full abstract»

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  • Mathematical programming models for characterizing dominance and potential optimality when multicriteria alternative values and weights are simultaneously incomplete

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):601 - 614
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    This paper is concerned with the use of incomplete information on both multicriteria alternative value scores and importance weights in evaluating decision alternatives under certainty. Two decision concepts-dominance and potential optimality (PO)-are employed to determine outperforming alternatives or acts. Given incomplete weights and exact value scores, it is known that the set of nondominated ... View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced human-machine interface in braking

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):615 - 629
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    Antilock brake system (ABS) technology with powerful electronic components has shown superior braking performance to conventional vehicles on test tracks. On real highways, however, the performance of the ABS-equipped car has been disappointing. The poor braking performance with ABS has resulted from the questionable design of the human-machine interface for the brake system. The goal of this stud... View full abstract»

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  • Forces acting on a biped robot. Center of pressure-zero moment point

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):630 - 637
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    In the area of biped robot research, much progress has been made in the past few years. However, some difficulties remain to be dealt with, particularly about the implementation of fast and dynamic walking gaits, in other words anthropomorphic gaits, especially on uneven terrain. In this perspective, both concepts of center of pressure (CoP) and zero moment point (ZMP) are obviously useful. In thi... View full abstract»

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  • Zero moment point-measurements from a human walker wearing robot feet as shoes

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):638 - 648
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    The anthropomorphic biped robot Bip is equipped with sensors for measuring the ground/feet forces in order to localize the center of pressure (CoP) and zero moment point (ZMP). This paper focuses on experimental results regarding the evolution of the ground contact forces, obtained from a human walker wearing the robot feet as shoes. First, one determines the influence of heavy and rigid metallic ... View full abstract»

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  • Fault identification through the combination of symbolic conflict recognition and Markov chain-aided belief revision

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):649 - 663
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    Fault identification is a search for possible behaviors that would explain the observed behavior of a physical system. During this search, different possible models are considered and information about the interaction between possible behaviors is derived. Much of this potentially useful information is generally ignored in conventional pure symbolic approaches to fault diagnosis, however. A novel ... View full abstract»

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  • Robust action strategies to induce desired effects

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):664 - 680
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    A new methodology is given in this paper to obtain a near-optimal strategy (i.e., specification of courses of action over time), which is also robust to environmental perturbations (unexpected events and/or parameter uncertainties), to achieve the desired effects. A dynamic Bayesian network (DBN)-based stochastic mission model is employed to represent the dynamic and uncertain nature of the enviro... View full abstract»

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  • Convex maximization on a convex set with fuzzy constraints

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):681 - 685
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    Many people usually work for solving convex-minimization problems with various constraints, even including some fuzzy conditions. In this paper, we present some algorithms for solving convex-maximization problems with some fuzzy constraints. The objective function of the encountered problem is convex, but its feasible region is reverse convex. Even without fuzzy nature, the problem still remains i... View full abstract»

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  • Special issue on advances in heterogeneous and complex system integration

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 686
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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 687
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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 688
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Information

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part A: Systems and Humans Information for authors

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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