IEEE Systems Journal

Issue 2 • June 2009

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Systems Journal publication information

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 145
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 146
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  • Formulation of Resilience Index of Urban Infrastructure Using Belief Functions

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):147 - 153
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    Most urban infrastructure are interdependent in various ways. A variety of qualitative explanations are presented in the literature to analyze and address resiliency and vulnerability. Unfortunately, most of the explanation do not provide an objective resilience index computation. This paper attempts to develop a resilience index for urban infrastructure using a belief function framework. The beli... View full abstract»

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  • Half-Life Theory of Learning Curves for System Performance Analysis

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):154 - 165
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    Learning curves are used extensively in business, science, technology, engineering, and industry to predict system performance over time. Most of the early development and applications have been in the area of production engineering. Over the past several decades, there has been an increasing interest in the behavior of learning curves. This paper introduces the concept of half-life of learning cu... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation and Analysis of Logistic Network Resilience With Application to Aircraft Servicing

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):166 - 173
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    To analyze the resilience of logistic networks, it is proposed to use a quantificational resilience evaluation approach. Firstly, the node resilience in a network is evaluated by its redundant resources, distributed suppliers and reachable deliveries. Then, an index of the total resilience of logistic network is calculated with the weighted sum of the node resilience. Based on the evaluation appro... View full abstract»

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  • Methodology for Assessing the Resilience of Networked Infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):174 - 180
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    In this paper, we outline a method to characterize the behavior of networked infrastructure for natural hazard events such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Our method includes resilience and interdependency measures. Because most urban infrastructure systems rely on electric power to function properly, we focus on the contribution of power delivery systems to post-event infrastructure recovery. We p... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a Conceptual Framework for Resilience Engineering

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):181 - 191
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    As systems continue to grow in size and complexity, they pose increasingly greater safety and risk management challenges. Today when complex systems fail and mishaps occur, there is an initial tendency to attribute the failure to human error. Yet research has repeatedly shown that more often than not it is not human error but organizational factors that set up adverse conditions that increase the ... View full abstract»

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  • Regional Capabilities Performance Assessment for Homeland Security

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):192 - 198
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    It is standard practice within most U.S. regions and locales to mobilize publicly-funded resources to respond to and recover from the effects of potentially harmful events afflicting their citizens. This paper proposes the use of fuzzy systems to characterize the relationship between the performance of regional risk mitigation capabilities (e.g., response and recovery) and the potential for loss a... View full abstract»

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  • Processes to Integrate Design With Downstream Applications Through Product Shapes Adaptation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):199 - 209
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    In the aeronautics industry, various stages of a product development process such as physical phenomena (like stress, strain, and thermal ones) or virtual reality simulations are regarded as product views and based on different digital shapes of the same physical component. The shape adaptation processes needed to progress from one stage of the product development process to another one, the multi... View full abstract»

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  • Radar Optimal Times Detection Allocation in Multitarget Environment

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):210 - 220
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    This paper deals with the problem of the management of electronically steered antenna (ESA) in multitarget environments. Radars are used to detect, locate and identify targets. In this paper we focus on the detection of several aerial targets in a fixed given time. The difficulty of such detection lies in the fact that targets may be located anywhere in the space, but radars can only observe a lim... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling Property Value Loss in a City Due to Terrorist Bombings

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):221 - 230
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    This paper presents a systems approach to determining the economic loss due to property damage resulting from a terrorist bombing in an American city. San Antonio, TX, is used as an example, but aspects of interest are the same as other cities (e.g. New York, Madrid, London). Existing data found in county property appraisal databases is used to produce a value map of the downtown portion of the ci... View full abstract»

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  • Human Health Care System of Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):231 - 238
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    In this paper, we describe a human health management system scheme and its practical applications. Specifically, it focuses on health management, medical diagnosis, and surgical support system of systems engineering (SoSE). The application domains discussed here are broad and essential in health management and clinical practice. Firstly, we describe a system of systems (SoS) in human health manage... View full abstract»

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  • Need for Change Towards Systems Thinking in the U.S. Nuclear Industry

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):239 - 253
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    Until recently, nuclear has been largely considered as an established power source with no need for new developments in its generation and the management of its power plants. However, this idea is rapidly changing due to reasons discussed in this study. Many U.S. nuclear power plants are receiving life extensions decades beyond their originally planned lives, which requires the consideration of ne... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible Spectrum and Power Allocation for OFDM Unlicensed Wireless Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):254 - 264
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    Future generations of communication systems will benefit from cognitive radio technology, which significantly improves the efficient usage of the finite radio spectrum resource. In this paper we present a wireless unlicensed system that successfully coexists with the licensed systems in the same spectrum range. The proposed unlicensed system determines the level of signals and noise in each freque... View full abstract»

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  • Erratum

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 265
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  • IEEE International Systems Conference

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):266 - 267
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 268
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  • IEEE Systems Council Information

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C4
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The IEEE Systems Journal is created to provide a systems-level focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance

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Professor Vincenzo Piuri
Università degli Studi di Milano