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

Issue 2 • March 2006

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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • Scheduling web banner advertisements with multiple display frequencies

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):245 - 251
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (2)
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    Online advertising continues to be a significant source of income for many Internet-based organizations. Recent indications of improved economic growth are having an impact on advertisement revenue, with the estimated online advertising revenue in the United States for the fourth quarter of 2003 totaling a record of $2.2 billion. A substantial portion of this income comes from banner advertisement... View full abstract»

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  • BioWar: scalable agent-based model of bioattacks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):252 - 265
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    While structured by social and institutional networks, disease outbreaks are modulated by physical, economical, technological, communication, health, and governmental infrastructures. To systematically reason about the nature of outbreaks, the potential outcomes of media, prophylaxis, and vaccination campaigns, and the relative value of various early warning devices, social context, and infrastruc... View full abstract»

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  • Belief rule-base inference methodology using the evidential reasoning Approach-RIMER

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):266 - 285
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    In this paper, a generic rule-base inference methodology using the evidential reasoning (RIMER) approach is proposed. Existing knowledge-base structures are first examined, and knowledge representation schemes under uncertainty are then briefly analyzed. Based on this analysis, a new knowledge representation scheme in a rule base is proposed using a belief structure. In this scheme, a rule base is... View full abstract»

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  • Assembling off-the-shelf components: "Learn as you Go" systems engineering

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):286 - 297
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    The process of developing new information systems has evolved from custom software development to assembly of off-the-shelf components. The change has significantly reduced both the costs and time to develop new capabilities, and as a notable result, e-business systems have been implemented at a very rapid pace. An assembly sequence (components to be assembled, corresponding dates and costs) has s... View full abstract»

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  • Effectiveness of visual interactive modeling in the context of multiple-criteria Group decisions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):298 - 318
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    Significant research about the impact of information presentation on decision processes, group-decision support systems, and multicriteria decision making has occurred over the past 10 to 15 years. Advances in hardware and software technologies have significantly reduced costs and enhanced information presentation capability, specifically in the areas of virtual reality and visual interactive mode... View full abstract»

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  • An exploratory study of chaos in human-Machine system dynamics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):319 - 326
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    The human-machine system behavior and performance are dynamic, nonlinear, and possibly chaotic. Various techniques have been used to describe such dynamic and nonlinear system characteristics. However, these techniques have rarely been able to accommodate the chaotic behavior of such a nonlinear system. Therefore, this study proposes the use of nonlinear dynamic system theory as one possible techn... View full abstract»

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  • Deadlock-free scheduling and control of flexible manufacturing cells using automata theory

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):327 - 337
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    This paper presents a novel method for the scheduling and control of flexible manufacturing cells (FMCs). The approach employs automata, augmented by time labels proposed herein, for the modeling of machines, transportation devices, buffers, precedence constraints, and part routes. Ramadge-Wonham's supervisory-control theory is then used to synthesize a deadlock-free controller that is also capabl... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal design of link structure for e-supermarket website

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):338 - 355
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    The objective of this research is to optimize the link structure of webpages for an e-supermarket. Customers are looking for greater convenience in shopping when they visit the website of an e-supermarket, while e-supermarket managers prefer webpages that contain information about profitable products to be visited more frequently. In order to balance the interests of both parties and to aid the we... View full abstract»

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  • A usability-evaluation metric based on a soft-computing approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):356 - 372
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    Usability of software should measure both user preference and user performance. The notion of usability involves several dimensions. These dimensions include: system feedback, consistency, error prevention, performance/efficiency, user like/dislike, and error recovery. Each of these dimensions are characterized by fuzzy aspects and linguistic terms. This paper develops a model for each of the dime... View full abstract»

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  • Constructing a model hierarchy with background knowledge for structural risk minimization: application to biological treatment of wastewater

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):373 - 383
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    This article introduces a novel approach to the issue of learning from empirical data coming from complex systems that are continuous, dynamic, highly nonlinear, and stochastic. The main feature of this approach is that it attempts to integrate the powerful statistical learning theoretic methods and the valuable background knowledge that one possesses about the system under study. The learning mac... View full abstract»

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  • Decentralized failure diagnosis of discrete event systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):384 - 395
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    By decentralized diagnosis we mean diagnosis using multiple diagnosers, each possessing its own set of sensors, without involving any communication among diagnosers or to any coordinators. The notion of decentralized diagnosis is formalized by introducing the notion of codiagnosability that requires that a failure be detected by one of the diagnosers within a bounded delay. Algorithms of complexit... View full abstract»

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  • A supervised clustering and classification algorithm for mining data with mixed variables

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):396 - 406
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    This paper presents a data mining algorithm based on supervised clustering to learn data patterns and use these patterns for data classification. This algorithm enables a scalable incremental learning of patterns from data with both numeric and nominal variables. Two different methods of combining numeric and nominal variables in calculating the distance between clusters are investigated. In one m... View full abstract»

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  • Optimization of lift-gas allocation using dynamic programming

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):407 - 414
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    The continuous gas-lift method is one of the most used artificial lifting techniques in which the allocation of gas injection rates is a very important optimization problem. In this work, we develop a dynamic programming (DP) algorithm that solves the profit maximization problem for a cluster of oil wells producing via gas lift, with multiple well performance curves (WPCs) and constrained by the a... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c4
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Aims & Scope

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