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Issue 2 • Date Feb. 1981

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): c2
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  • Comparison of Arbitration Procedures: Models with Complete and Incomplete Information

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 101 - 109
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    This paper has focused on two types of arbitration procedures that are commonly used in the United States, especially in industrial disputes involving public safety personnel who are legally not permitted to strike. The conventional arbitration (CA) procedure gives the arbiter or arbitration panel complete authority to fashion a final award. The final-offer arbitration (FOA) procedure allows the a... View full abstract»

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  • Methods for Visual Understanding of Hierarchical System Structures

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 109 - 125
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    Two kinds of new methods are developed to obtain effective representations of hierarchies automatically: theoretical and heuristic methods. The methods determine the positions of vertices in two steps. First the order of the vertices in each level is determined to reduce the number of crossings of edges. Then horizontal positions of the vertices are determined to improve further the readability of... View full abstract»

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  • Structural Design for Classes of Positive Linear Systems

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 126 - 134
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    A new approach to the design of a class of positive systems is described. The approach consists, essentially, of a parameter optimization of the system structure with respect to a certain objective function evaluated when the system reaches its stationary state. The positiveness of the system, in particular the Frobenius-Perron properties, are exploited to convert the above design problem into a c... View full abstract»

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  • Recursive Algorithms for Adaptive Control of Finite Markov Chains

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 135 - 144
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    The problem of controlling a finite Markov chain so as to maximize the long-run expected reward per unit time is studied. The chain's transition probabilities depend upon an unknown parameter taking values in a subset [a,b] of Rn. A control policy is defined as the probability of selecting a control action for each state of the chain. Derived is a Taylor-like expansion formula for the expected rew... View full abstract»

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  • Discriminant Analysis When the Number of Features Is Unbounded

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 144 - 151
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    Chandrasekaran and Jain, and van Ness, provided better intuition about the effects of increasing the measurement complexity (the dimensionality of the observation vector) by focusing on the case of independent features. Their results for the special case of independent normally distributed measurements will be improved and extended. The main concern is with two populations on each member of which ... View full abstract»

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  • An Orienting Robot for Feeding Workpieces Stored in Bins

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 151 - 160
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    A robot system has been tested which can acquire a class of workpieces that are unoriented in bins and transport them, one at a time, to a destination with the proper orientation. This kind of robot has numerous applications in industries which manufacture discrete-part products in batches. A variety of approaches to the design of an orienting robot have been identified. For acquisition, gripper d... View full abstract»

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  • A Model for Computing the Size of a Therapy Group

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 160 - 167
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  • A Current, Correct, and Controlled Communication Process

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 168 - 176
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  • A Note on the Evaluation of Probabilistic Labelings

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 176 - 179
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 179 - 180
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 180-a
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 180b
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