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Issue 4 • Date Oct. 2008

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering publication information

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  • Hybrid Nested Partitions and Mathematical Programming Approach and Its Applications

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):573 - 586
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    Large-scale discrete optimization problems are difficult to solve, especially when different kinds of real constraints are considered. Conventionally, standard mathematical programming is a general approach for discrete optimization, but may suffer from the unacceptable long solution time in applications. On the other hand, some heuristics/metaheuristics methods are more powerful in finding approx... View full abstract»

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  • A Tax Integrated Approach for Global Supply Chain Network Planning

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):587 - 596
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    Globalization is here to stay. Companies source, manufacture, and sell across borders. There are several destinations available for undertaking these activities offering varying degrees of incentives and at each destination the company incurs a different delivery cost. Multinational companies need to make more realistic decisions about where to make, source, locate, move, and store products to min... View full abstract»

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  • Design of Stochastic Distribution Networks Using Lagrangian Relaxation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):597 - 608
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    This paper addresses the design of single commodity stochastic distribution networks. The distribution network under consideration consists of a single supplier serving a set of retailers through a set of distribution centers (DCs). The number and location of DCs are decision variables and they are chosen from the set of retailer locations. To manage inventory at DCs, the economic order quantity (... View full abstract»

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  • Optimization of Joint Replacement Policies for Multipart Systems by a Rollout Framework

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):609 - 619
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    Maintaining an asset with life-limited parts, e.g., a jet engine or an electric generator, may be costly. Certain costs, e.g., setup cost, can be shared if some parts of the asset are replaced jointly. Reducing the maintenance cost by good joint replacement policies is difficult in view of complicate asset dynamics, large problem sizes and the irregular optimal policy structures. This paper addres... View full abstract»

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  • Directed Control of Discrete Event Systems for Safety and Nonblocking

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):620 - 629
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    We introduce the notion of directed control, where a directed controller is one that selects at most one controllable event to be enabled at any instant. This is in contrast to supervisory control, where a supervisory controller enables a maximum allowable set of controllable events at any instant, i.e., no specific selection for executing an enabled event is made. Whil... View full abstract»

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  • Market-Based Model Predictive Control for Large-Scale Information Networks: Completion Time and Value of Solution

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):630 - 640
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    There are several important properties of modern software systems. They tend to be large-scale with distributed and component-based architectures. Also, dynamic nature of operating environments leads them to utilize alternative algorithms. However, on the other hand, these properties make it hard to provide appropriate control mechanisms due to the increased complexity. Components are sharing reso... View full abstract»

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  • An Assessment of PLC Software Structure Suitability for the Support of Flexible Manufacturing Processes

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):641 - 650
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    Industrial control engineers continue to make extensive use of ladder logic for programming programmable logic controllers (PLCs) although the limitations of the language are well recognized. Evaluations of alternative approaches have been conducted in academia but industrial users have shown little enthusiasm for the recommendations. This work addresses this by conducting an experimental evaluati... View full abstract»

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  • Sensor Selection in Arbitrary Dimensions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):651 - 660
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    We address the sensor selection problem which arises in tracking and localization applications. In sensor selection, the goal is to select a small number of sensors whose measurements provide a good estimate of a target's state (such as location). We focus on the bounded uncertainty sensing model where the target is a point in the d -dimensional Euclidean space. Each sensor measurement corr... View full abstract»

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  • A Petri Net-Based Heuristic Algorithm for Realizability of Target Refining Schedule for Oil Refinery

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):661 - 676
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    In discrete manufacturing, a just-in-time schedule is pursued so as to respond better to the market. It is also required in oil refinery. However, the existing techniques for short-term scheduling in oil refinery are based on the push production mode. This paper addresses the short-term scheduling problem for crude oil operations in a pull production way. A target refining schedule resulting from ... View full abstract»

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  • Automated Planning and Optimization of Lumber Production Using Machine Vision and Computed Tomography

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):677 - 695
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    An automated system for planning and optimization of lumber production using Machine Vision and Computed Tomography (CT) is proposed. Cross-sectional CT images of hardwood logs are analyzed using machine vision algorithms. Internal defects in the hardwood logs pockets are identified and localized. A virtual in silico 3-D reconstruction of the hardwood log and its internal defects is generated usin... View full abstract»

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  • Local Dynamic Stability Assessment of Motion Impaired Elderly Using Electronic Textile Pants

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):696 - 702
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    A clear association has been demonstrated between gait stability and falls in the elderly. Integration of wearable computing and human dynamic stability measures into home automation systems may help differentiate fall-prone individuals in a residential environment. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the capability of a pair of electronic textile (e-textile) pants system to assess ... View full abstract»

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  • Supply Chain Management by H-Infinity Control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):703 - 707
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    In this paper, a H infin control technique is proposed for the management of a supply chain (SC) model linearized about nominal operating conditions. The performance considered is a weighted H infin norm comprising the inventory and the orders placed by each site, hence controlling the bullwhip effect together with local management costs. It is shown how the opt... View full abstract»

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  • T-ASE Reviewers for 2007/2008

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):708 - 712
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  • Special issue on advances in automation science and engineering for automotive manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 713
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 714
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  • 2008 Index IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Vol. 5

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):715 - 724
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  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C4
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