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

Issue 5 • Date Sept. 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, 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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  • Optimal zoning design by genetic algorithms

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):833 - 846
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    In pattern recognition, zoning is one of the most effective methods for extracting distinctive characteristics from patterns. So far, many zoning methods have been proposed, based on standard partitioning criteria of the pattern image. In this paper, a new technique is presented for zoning design. Zoning is considered as the result of an optimization problem and a genetic algorithm is used to find... View full abstract»

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  • Agent-based modeling of supply chains for distributed scheduling

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):847 - 861
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    This paper considers a supply chain that comprises multiple independent and autonomous enterprises (project managers) that seek and select various contractors to complete operations of their project. Both the project managers and contractors jointly determine the schedules of their operations while no single enterprise has complete information of other enterprises. The centralized scheduling appro... View full abstract»

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  • A probabilistic framework for modeling and real-time monitoring human fatigue

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):862 - 875
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    A probabilistic framework based on the Bayesian networks for modeling and real-time inferring human fatigue by integrating information from various sensory data and certain relevant contextual information is introduced. A static fatigue model that captures the static relationships between fatigue, significant factors that cause fatigue, and various sensory observations that typically result from f... View full abstract»

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  • An optimization approach to multiperson decision making based on different formats of preference information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):876 - 889
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    Multiperson decision making (MPDM) problems with different formats of preference information are one of the emerging research areas in decision analysis. Existing approaches for dealing with different preference formats tend to be unwieldy. This paper proposes a new method to solve the problem, in which the preference information on alternatives provided by experts can be represented in four diffe... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring ambiguity in the evidence theory

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):890 - 903
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    In the framework of evidence theory, ambiguity is a general term proposed by Klir and Yuan in 1995 to gather the two types of uncertainty coexisting in this theory: discord and nonspecificity. Respecting the five requirements of total measures of uncertainty in the evidence theory, different ways have been proposed to quantify the total uncertainty, i.e., the ambiguity of a belief function. Among ... View full abstract»

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  • A predictive control strategy for nonlinear NOx decomposition process in thermal power plants

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):904 - 921
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    For the load-dependent nonlinear properties of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) decomposition process in thermal power plants, a local-linearization modeling approach based on a kind of global Nonlinear AutoRegressive Moving Average with eXogeneous input (NARMAX) model, named the exponential ARMAX (ExpARMAX) model, is presented. The ExpARMAX model has exponential-type coefficients that depend on the load ... View full abstract»

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  • SwinDeW-a p2p-based decentralized workflow management system

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):922 - 935
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    Workflow technology undoubtedly has been one of the most important domains of interest over the past decades, from both research and practice perspectives. However, problems such as potential poor performance, lack of reliability, limited scalability, insufficient user support, and unsatisfactory system openness are largely ignored. This research reveals that these problems are mainly caused by th... View full abstract»

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  • A linear matrix inequality approach for guaranteed cost control of systems with state and input delays

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):936 - 942
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    The robust control problem for linear systems with parameter uncertainties and time-varying delays is examined. By using an appropriate uncertainty description, a linear state-feedback control law is found, ensuring the closed-loop system's stability and a performance measure, in terms of the guaranteed cost. A linear matrix inequality objective minimization approach allows to determine the "optim... View full abstract»

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  • Extending the decision field theory to model operators' reliance on automation in supervisory control situations

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):943 - 959
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    Appropriate trust in and reliance on automation are critical for safe and efficient system operation. This paper fills an important research gap by describing a quantitative model of trust in automation. We extend decision field theory (DFT) to describe the multiple sequential decisions that characterize reliance on automation in supervisory control situations. Extended DFT (EDFT) represents an it... View full abstract»

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  • New tools for decision analysts

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):960 - 967
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    This paper presents psychological research that can help people make better decisions. Decision analysts typically: 1) elicit outcome probabilities; 2) assess attribute weights; and 3) suggest the option with the highest overall value. Decision analysis can be challenging because of environmental and psychological issues. Fast and frugal methods such as natural frequency formats, frugal multiattri... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation-based evaluation of defuzzification-based approaches to fuzzy multiattribute decision making

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):968 - 977
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    This paper presents a simulation-based study to evaluate the performance of 12 defuzzification-based approaches for solving the general fuzzy multiattribute decision-making (MADM) problem requiring cardinal ranking of decision alternatives. These approaches are generated based on six defuzzification methods in conjunction with the simple additive weighting (SAW) method and the technique for order ... View full abstract»

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  • Palm line extraction and matching for personal authentication

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):978 - 987
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    The palm print is a new and emerging biometric feature for personal recognition. The stable line features or "palm lines", which are comprised of principal lines and wrinkles, can be used to clearly describe a palm print and can be extracted in low-resolution images. This paper presents a novel approach to palm line extraction and matching for use in personal authentication. To extract palm lines,... View full abstract»

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  • Automatically detecting criminal identity deception: an adaptive detection algorithm

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):988 - 999
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    Identity deception, specifically identity concealment, is a serious problem encountered in the law enforcement and intelligence communities. In this paper, the authors discuss techniques that can automatically detect identity deception. Most of the existing techniques are experimental and cannot be easily applied to real applications because of problems such as missing values and large data size. ... View full abstract»

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  • An efficient algorithm for optimal linear estimation fusion in distributed multisensor systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1000 - 1009
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    Under the assumption of independent observation noises across sensors, Bar-Shalom and Campo proposed a distributed fusion formula for two-sensor systems, whose main calculation is the inverse of submatrices of the error covariance of two local estimates instead of the inverse of the error covariance itself. However, the corresponding simple estimation fusion formula is absent in a general distribu... View full abstract»

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  • Learning rule representations from data

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1010 - 1028
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    We discuss a procedure which extracts statistical and entropic information from data in order to discover Boolean rules underlying them. We work within a granular computing framework where logical implications between statistics on the observed sample and properties on the whole data population are stressed in terms of both probabilistic and possibilistic measures of the inferred rules. With the m... View full abstract»

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  • Approximation capabilities of hierarchical hybrid systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1029 - 1039
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    This paper investigates the approximation capabilities of hierarchical hybrid systems, which are motivated by research in hierarchical fuzzy systems, hybrid intelligent systems, and modeling of model partly known systems. For a function (system) with known hierarchical structure (i.e., one that can be represented as a composition of some simpler and lower dimensional subsystems), it is shown that ... View full abstract»

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  • Special issue on enterprise services computing and industrial applications

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1040
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part A: Systems and Humans Information for authors

    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