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Issue 8 • Date Aug. 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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  • Structures for Distributed Decisionmaking

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 517 - 527
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    The problem of optimally controlling a large, stochastic, dynamical system has challenged control system designers for years, particularly when communication resources between ports of the system are quite scarce. Optimal control methods are known to lead to analytically intractable control laws due to the possibility of signaling through the system. A new formulation of the distributed control pr... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies for Distributed Decisionmaking

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 527 - 538
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    Several mechanisms which can be used in the real-time distributed coordination of large-scale dynamical systems which display a subsystem structure are derived. A spectrum of approaches using varying degrees of types of communication to reduce the uncertainty of each agent concerning the events controlled by others is presented. The organizational requirements of each coordination strategy in term... View full abstract»

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  • Obtaining Nondominated Priority Vectors for Multiple Objective Decisionmaking Problems with Different Combinations of Cardinal and Ordinal Information

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 538 - 543
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    Three versions of the multiple attribute (objective) decisionmaking problem with additive utilities are considered. The versions vary according to whether the preferences available for the objectives and the preferences for different attributes for each objective are cardinal or ordinal. In the versions considered, at least one of these two preferences is ordinal. The solution techniques presented... View full abstract»

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  • A Computer-Based Interactive System for Group Decisionmaking

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 544 - 552
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    The rationale, design, and operation of the Perceptronics' Group Decision Aid, are described, and some experimental studies of its effectiveness are reported. The decision aid is supported by a PDP 11/45 minicomputer using the UNIX operating system. It features simple individual data entry terminals and a large screen (7 ft) color video display for feedback of computer-generated information. The s... View full abstract»

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  • A Dynamic Leontief Modeling Approach to Management for Optimal Utilization in Water Resources Systems

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 552 - 558
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    A quantitative framework to the problem of management for optimal utilization in water resources systems is developed using a dynamic Leontief modeling approach. The framework is comprised of a supply-demand disequilibrium model which allows for excess demand or supply to exist at any time. A linear control regulator formulation is undertaken in which the weighted difference between the time rate ... View full abstract»

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  • Growth Considerations of a Self-Replicating Field Dependent on External Factors

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 558 - 563
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    A number of external factors influence the growth pattern of self-replicating systems (SRS). Three particular factors are considered: the pattern of growth and maturation, the influence of available surface space, and the human support and the parts components supplied to the initial set of replicating systems. Equations are derived that determine the optimum composition of initial replicating sys... View full abstract»

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  • The Equilibria of KSIM Models: Existence, Stability, and Implications

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 564 - 570
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    The asymptotic behavior of the KSIM cross-impact model is investigated. A nonlinear state-variable representation of the continuous time model is developed and applied to determine conditions for the existence and stability of model equilibria. Results of this analysis confirm the empirical observation that KSIM model behavior is biased towards extremal equilibrium states, i.e., towards states in ... View full abstract»

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  • A Constructive Approach to KSIM Model Analysis

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 571 - 574
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  • An Overview of the Basic Research Needed to Advance the State of Knowledge in Robotics

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 574 - 579
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  • Discrete Linear Control: The Polynomial Equation Approach

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 580
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  • Modern Control Systems

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 580
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 581 - 582
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  • IEEE copyright form

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 583 - 583-a
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 583-b
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1981 , Page(s): 583c
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