Issue 2 • March 2008
Table of contentsPublication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1| |PDF (37 KB)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part C: Applications and Reviews publication informationPublication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2| |PDF (36 KB)
Cited by: Papers (118) | Patents (2)
Human gait is a promising biometrics resource. In this paper, the information about gait is obtained from the motions of the different parts of the silhouette. The human silhouette is segmented into seven components, namely head, arm, trunk, thigh, front-leg, back-leg, and feet. The leg silhouettes for the front-leg and the back-leg are considered separately because, during walking, the left leg a... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (330)
Multiagent systems are rapidly finding applications in a variety of domains, including robotics, distributed control, telecommunications, and economics. The complexity of many tasks arising in these domains makes them difficult to solve with preprogrammed agent behaviors. The agents must, instead, discover a solution on their own, using learning. A significant part of the research on multiagent le... View full abstract»
A Survey and Comparison of Petri Net-Based Deadlock Prevention Policies for Flexible Manufacturing SystemsPublication Year: 2008, Page(s):173 - 188
Cited by: Papers (158) | Patents (1)
Over the last two decades, a great deal of research has been focused on solving deadlock problems in resource allocation systems such as computer communication systems, workflow systems, and flexible manufacturing systems, resulting in a wide variety of approaches. As a well-defined problem in resource allocation systems, deadlock prevention based on a Petri net formalism has received an enormous ... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (5)
This paper presents work with regard to specification of requirement, design, and development of a hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS)-based advance tool for the configuration, validation, and management of a control network (CN). Embedding a simulation scenario within the design domain can improve optimality, validity, reusability, integrability, and productivity. This paper studies the basic ... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (70)
Intervehicle communication is a key technique of intelligent transport systems. Ad hoc networking in the vehicular environment was investigated intensively. This paper proposes a new clustering technique for large multihop vehicular ad hoc networks. The cluster structure is determined by the geographic position of nodes and the priorities associated with the vehicle traffic information. Each clust... View full abstract»
Noisy Chaotic Neural Networks With Variable Thresholds for the Frequency Assignment Problem in Satellite CommunicationsPublication Year: 2008, Page(s):209 - 217
Cited by: Papers (20)
We propose a novel approach, i.e., a noisy chaotic neural network with variable thresholds (NCNN-VT), to solve the frequency assignment problem in satellite communications. The objective of this NP-complete optimization problem is to minimize cochannel interference between two satellite systems by rearranging frequency assignments. The NCNN-VT model consists N times M of noisy chaotic neurons for ... View full abstract»
A Genetic-Algorithm-Based Optimization Model for Solving the Flexible Assembly Line Balancing Problem With Work Sharing and Workstation RevisitingPublication Year: 2008, Page(s):218 - 228
Cited by: Papers (42)
This paper investigates a flexible assembly line balancing (FALB) problem with work sharing and workstation revisiting. The mathematical model of the problem is presented, and its objective is to meet the desired cycle time of each order and minimize the total idle time of the assembly line. An optimization model is developed to tackle the addressed problem, which involves two parts. A bilevel gen... View full abstract»
Wholesale Power Price Dynamics Under Transmission Line Limits: A Use of an Agent-Based Intelligent SimulatorPublication Year: 2008, Page(s):229 - 241
Cited by: Papers (14)
This research proposes a use of an agent-based intelligent simulator to numerically examine the influence of a transmission line limit on the dynamics of a wholesale power market. In the proposed simulator, all agents are equipped with learning capabilities. The power market is structured by multiple zones connected by transmission lines. The following business implications are found in this study... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (5)
One of the main critical problems in manufacturing system domains is the production scheduling process, because an agile and reactive production planning and scheduling system is essential in manufacturing. The production scheduling process is a complex problem in which finding a suitable production scheduling can greatly increase the effectiveness of highly flexible production processes. Neverthe... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (19)
The increasing complexity of computer networks calls for the development of new models for their simulation. Cellular automata (CAs) are a well-known and successful model for complex systems. This paper presents a system for modeling and simulation of computer networks based on CAs. More specifically, a 2D NaSch CA computer network model has been developed, and several networks were simulated. Alg... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (9)
Password authentication is a common approach to system security. The conventional verification table approach has significant drawbacks. Recently, neural networks have been used for password authentication to overcome the shortcomings of traditional approaches. In neural network approaches to password authentication, no verification table is needed; rather, encrypted neural network weights are sto... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (5)
This correspondence presents a distributed scheduling algorithm for reactive maintenance of complex systems. The algorithm uses an iterative bidding procedure to assign operations of maintenance jobs to engineers with partially overlapped skill sets. In each round, an unassigned operation is selected based on the overlapping degree of engineerspsila skill sets on the operation and the operation's ... View full abstract»
The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI 2008)Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 274| |PDF (727 KB)
2008 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and CyberneticsPublication Year: 2008, Page(s): 275| |PDF (689 KB)
Order form for reprintsPublication Year: 2008, Page(s): 276| |PDF (337 KB)
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society InformationPublication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3| |PDF (26 KB)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part C: Applications and Reviews Information for authorsPublication Year: 2008, Page(s): C4| |PDF (35 KB)
Aims & Scope
This Transactions ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
Overview, tutorial and application papers concerning all areas of interest to the SMC Society: systems engineering, human factors and human machine systems, and cybernetics and computational intelligence.
Authors should submit human-machine systems papers to the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
Authors should submit systems engineering papers to the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems.
Authors should submit cybernetics papers to the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
Authors should submit social system papers to the IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.
Meet Our Editors
Dr. Vladimir Marik
(until 31 December 2012)