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Issue 2 • April 2005

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    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):c1 - 169
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  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part B: Cybernetics publication information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c2
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  • Effect of silhouette quality on hard problems in gait recognition

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):170 - 183
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    Gait as a behavioral biometric has been the subject of recent investigations. However, understanding the limits of gait-based recognition and the quantitative study of the factors effecting gait have been confounded by errors in the extracted silhouettes, upon which most recognition algorithms are based. To enable us to study this effect on a large population of subjects, we present a novel model ... View full abstract»

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  • A satisfactory-oriented approach to multiexpert decision-making with linguistic assessments

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):184 - 196
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    This paper proposes a multiexpert decision-making (MEDM) method with linguistic assessments, making use of the notion of random preferences and a so-called satisfactory principle. It is well known that decision-making problems that manage preferences from different experts follow a common resolution scheme composed of two phases: an aggregation phase that combines the individual preferences to obt... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive critic autopilot design of Bank-to-turn missiles using fuzzy basis function networks

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):197 - 207
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    A new adaptive critic autopilot design for bank-to-turn missiles is presented. In this paper, the architecture of adaptive critic learning scheme contains a fuzzy-basis-function-network based associative search element (ASE), which is employed to approximate nonlinear and complex functions of bank-to-turn missiles, and an adaptive critic element (ACE) generating the reinforcement signal to tune th... View full abstract»

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  • Multicriteria meta-heuristics for AGV dispatching control based on computational intelligence

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):208 - 226
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    In many manufacturing environments, automated guided vehicles are used to move the processed materials between various pickup and delivery points. The assignment of vehicles to unit loads is a complex problem that is often solved in real-time with simple dispatching rules. This paper proposes an automated guided vehicles dispatching approach based on computational intelligence. We adopt a fuzzy mu... View full abstract»

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  • An incremental approach to genetic-algorithms-based classification

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):227 - 239
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    Incremental learning has been widely addressed in the machine learning literature to cope with learning tasks where the learning environment is ever changing or training samples become available over time. However, most research work explores incremental learning with statistical algorithms or neural networks, rather than evolutionary algorithms. The work in this paper employs genetic algorithms (... View full abstract»

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  • Boundary following and globally convergent path planning using instant goals

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):240 - 254
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    In this paper, an instant goal approach is proposed for collision-free boundary following of obstacles of arbitrary shape and globally convergent path planning in unknown environments. Firstly, for effective knowledge representation and manipulation, a vector representation is presented, which not only saves much space but also conforms to the physical properties of range sensors. Secondly, the co... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperative multiagent congestion control for high-speed networks

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):255 - 268
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    An adaptive multiagent reinforcement learning method for solving congestion control problems on dynamic high-speed networks is presented. Traditional reactive congestion control selects a source rate in terms of the queue length restricted to a predefined threshold. However, the determination of congestion threshold and sending rate is difficult and inaccurate due to the propagation delay and the ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy combination of fuzzy and switching state-feedback controllers for nonlinear systems subject to parameter uncertainties

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):269 - 281
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    This paper presents a fuzzy controller, which involves a fuzzy combination of local fuzzy and global switching state-feedback controllers, for nonlinear systems subject to parameter uncertainties with known bounds. The nonlinear system is represented by a fuzzy combined Takagi-Sugeno-Kang model, which is a fuzzy combination of the global and local fuzzy plant models. By combining the local fuzzy a... View full abstract»

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  • Recognizing large isolated 3-D objects through next view planning using inner camera invariants

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):282 - 292
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    Most model-based three-dimensional (3D) object recognition systems use information from a single view of an object. However, a single view may not contain sufficient features to recognize it unambiguously. Further, two objects may have all views in common with respect to a given feature set, and may be distinguished only through a sequence of views. A further complication arises when in an image, ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiagent scheduling method with earliness and tardiness objectives in flexible job shops

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):293 - 301
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    Flexible job-shop scheduling problems are an important extension of the classical job-shop scheduling problems and present additional complexity. Such problems are mainly due to the existence of a considerable amount of overlapping capacities with modern machines. Classical scheduling methods are generally incapable of addressing such capacity overlapping. We propose a multiagent scheduling method... View full abstract»

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  • Hierarchical Kohonenen net for anomaly detection in network security

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):302 - 312
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    A novel multilevel hierarchical Kohonen Net (K-Map) for an intrusion detection system is presented. Each level of the hierarchical map is modeled as a simple winner-take-all K-Map. One significant advantage of this multilevel hierarchical K-Map is its computational efficiency. Unlike other statistical anomaly detection methods such as nearest neighbor approach, K-means clustering or probabilistic ... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous stair-climbing with miniature jumping robots

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):313 - 325
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    The problem of vision-guided control of miniature mobile robots is investigated. Untethered mobile robots with small physical dimensions of around 10 cm or less do not permit powerful onboard computers because of size and power constraints. These challenges have, in the past, reduced the functionality of such devices to that of a complex remote control vehicle with fancy sensors. With the help of ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy OLAP association rules mining-based modular reinforcement learning approach for multiagent systems

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):326 - 338
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    Multiagent systems and data mining have recently attracted considerable attention in the field of computing. Reinforcement learning is the most commonly used learning process for multiagent systems. However, it still has some drawbacks, including modeling other learning agents present in the domain as part of the state of the environment, and some states are experienced much less than others, or s... View full abstract»

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  • Identifying critical variables of principal components for unsupervised feature selection

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):339 - 344
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    Principal components analysis (PCA) is probably the best-known approach to unsupervised dimensionality reduction. However, axes of the lower-dimensional space, i.e., principal components (PCs), are a set of new variables carrying no clear physical meanings. Thus, interpretation of results obtained in the lower-dimensional PCA space and data acquisition for test samples still involve all of the ori... View full abstract»

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  • Performance enhancement of a contract net protocol based system through instance-based learning

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):345 - 358
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    The contract net protocol (CNP) is a widely used coordination mechanism in multiagent systems. It has a lot of communication overhead due to the broadcast of the task announcements. The performance of the CNP degrades drastically when the number of communicating agents and the number of tasks announced increases. Hence, it has problems of scalability. In order to overcome this limitation, an insta... View full abstract»

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  • Hybridization of fuzzy GBML approaches for pattern classification problems

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):359 - 365
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    We propose a hybrid algorithm of two fuzzy genetics-based machine learning approaches (i.e., Michigan and Pittsburgh) for designing fuzzy rule-based classification systems. First, we examine the search ability of each approach to efficiently find fuzzy rule-based systems with high classification accuracy. It is clearly demonstrated that each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages. Next,... View full abstract»

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  • Supervisory control of fuzzy discrete event systems

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):366 - 371
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    To cope with situations in which a plant's dynamics are not precisely known, we consider the problem of supervisory control for a class of discrete event systems modeled by fuzzy automata. The behavior of such discrete event systems is described by fuzzy languages; the supervisors are event feedback and can only disable controllable events with any degree. In this new sense, we present a necessary... View full abstract»

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  • Designing stable MIMO fuzzy controllers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):372 - 380
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    This paper presents a systematic procedure for constructing a multi-input multi-output fuzzy controller that guarantees identical performance to an existing stabilizing linear controller. An algorithm is devised that generates a fuzzy controller which is functionally identical to a given time-invariant or time-varying finite-dimensional linear controller. The benefit of this transformation is that... View full abstract»

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  • Second-order training of adaptive critics for online process control

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):381 - 385
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    This paper deals with reinforcement learning for process modeling and control using a model-free, action- dependent adaptive critic (ADAC). A new modified recursive Levenberg Marquardt (RLM) training algorithm, called temporal difference RLM, is developed to improve the ADAC performance. Novel application results for a simulated continuously-stirred-tank-reactor process are included to show the su... View full abstract»

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  • Special issue on memetic algorithms

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 386
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  • International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics 2005

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 387
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  • Special issue on cognitive and smart on-line adaptation in computer-communication networks

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 388
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c3
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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics focuses on cybernetics, including communication and control across humans, machines and organizations at the structural or neural level

 

This Transaction ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.

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Dartmouth College