Issue 4 • July 2012
Table of contentsPublication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1| PDF (76 KB)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part C: Applications and Reviews publication informationPublication Year: 2012, Page(s): C2| PDF (132 KB)
Cited by: Papers (34)
For financial institutions, the ability to predict or forecast business failures is crucial, as incorrect decisions can have direct financial consequences. Bankruptcy prediction and credit scoring are the two major research problems in the accounting and finance domain. In the literature, a number of models have been developed to predict whether borrowers are in danger of bankruptcy and whether th... View full abstract»
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Deadlocks are a rather undesirable situation in a highly automated flexible manufacturing system. Their occurrences often deteriorate the utilization of resources and may lead to catastrophic results in safety-critical systems. Graph theory, automata, and Petri nets are three important mathematical tools to handle deadlock problems in resource allocation systems. Particularly, Petri nets are consi... View full abstract»
A Review on Ensembles for the Class Imbalance Problem: Bagging-, Boosting-, and Hybrid-Based ApproachesPublication Year: 2012, Page(s):463 - 484
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Classifier learning with data-sets that suffer from imbalanced class distributions is a challenging problem in data mining community. This issue occurs when the number of examples that represent one class is much lower than the ones of the other classes. Its presence in many real-world applications has brought along a growth of attention from researchers. In machine learning, the ensemble of class... View full abstract»
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Urban transportation system is a large complex nonlinear system. It consists of surface-way networks, freeway networks, and ramps with a mixed traffic flow of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Traffic congestions occur frequently, which affect daily life and pose all kinds of problems and challenges. Alleviation of traffic congestions not only improves travel safety and efficiencies but also re... View full abstract»
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This paper describes a method to estimate the measure of human energy expenditure referred to as metabolic equivalents (METs). The measure is defined by an index of the amount of energy a person expends through normal daily activities. The average MET values are defined by the type of activity; for example, brisk walking corresponds to 4 METs. The index lists 107 activities and the corresponding M... View full abstract»
Information Flow Control for Collaborative Distributed Data Fusion and Multisensor Multitarget TrackingPublication Year: 2012, Page(s):501 - 517
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Decentralized multisensor-multitarget tracking has numerous advantages over single-sensor or single-platform tracking. In this paper, a solution for one of the main problems in decentralized tracking, namely, distributed information transfer and fusion among the participating platforms, is presented. A decision mechanism for collaborative distributed data fusion that provides each platform with th... View full abstract»
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Currently available location technologies such as the global positioning system (GPS) or Wi-Fi fingerprinting are limited, respectively, to outdoor applications or require offline signal learning. In this paper, we present a smart phone-based autonomous construction and management of a personalized location provider in indoor and outdoor environments. Our system makes use of electronic compass and... View full abstract»
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The discrete event systems specification (DEVS) formalism supports the object-oriented (OO) specification of discrete event models in a hierarchical, modular manner. If a system that is to be modeled is domain-specific, the development of models with the use of the DEVS formalism would require domain knowledge about the system as well as to understand DEVS semantics. This paper proposes a collabor... View full abstract»
Clustered Mixture Particle Filter for Underwater Multitarget Tracking in Multistatic Active Sonobuoy SystemsPublication Year: 2012, Page(s):547 - 560
Cited by: Papers (3) | Patents (1)
The problem of multitarget tracking in underwater multistatic active sonobuoy systems is challenging because of the large number of false contacts and multiple reflections that reach the receivers. Targeting a robust solution that can track an unknown time-varying number of multiple targets, while keeping continuous tracks even in scenarios with large number of false contacts per ping, a particle ... View full abstract»
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Increasingly disabled and elderly people with mobility problems want to live autonomously in their home environment. They are motivated to use robotic aids to perform tasks by themselves, avoiding permanent nurse or family assistant supervision. They must find means to rehabilitate their abilities to perform daily life activities (DLAs), such as eating, shaving, or drinking. These means may be pro... View full abstract»
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Tools or chambers at a single step are designed to perform the same processing in semiconductor industry. In practice, tools or chambers differ and do not process lots identically. The ability to achieve consistent performance of wafer across the entire toolset is critical to developing and maintaining a high yield. In this paper, a statistical method is proposed to diagnose any reasonable differe... View full abstract»
Applying a Functional Neurofuzzy Network to Real-Time Lane Detection and Front-Vehicle Distance MeasurementPublication Year: 2012, Page(s):577 - 589
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Most traffic accidents resulted from distraction, inattention to surrounding cars, and driving fatigue. In order to protect drivers, a real-time lane-detection and front-vehicle distance measurement system that uses a mounted camera inside a vehicle has been designed for safe driving. For lane detection, the lane-boundary information is derived from the fan-scanning-detection method. The system ca... View full abstract»
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With the advent of the Internet, it is desirable to interpret and extract useful information from the Web. One major challenge in Web interface interpretation is to discover the semantic structure underlying a Web interface. Many heuristic approaches have been developed to discover and group semantically related interface objects. However, those approaches cannot solve the problem of nonuniformity... View full abstract»
Elman Fuzzy Adaptive Control for Obstacle Avoidance of Mobile Robots Using Hybrid Force/Position IncorporationPublication Year: 2012, Page(s):603 - 608
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This paper addresses a virtual force field between mobile robots and obstacles to keep them away with a desired distance. An online learning method of hybrid force/position control is proposed for obstacle avoidance in a robot environment. An Elman neural network is proposed to compensate the effect of uncertainties between the dynamic robot model and the obstacles. Moreover, this paper uses an El... View full abstract»
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society InformationPublication Year: 2012, Page(s): C3| PDF (28 KB)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part C: Applications and Reviews information for authorsPublication Year: 2012, Page(s): C4| PDF (36 KB)
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