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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans

Issue 2 • March 2004

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • Entropy methods for adaptive utility elicitation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):169 - 178
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    This paper presents an optimal question-selection algorithm to elicit von Neumann and Morgenstern utility values for a set of ordered prospects of a decision situation. The approach uses information theory and entropy-coding principles to select the minimum expected number of questions needed for utility elicitation. At each stage of the questionnaire, we use the question that will provide the lar... View full abstract»

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  • Testing the effectiveness of icons for supporting distributed team decision making under time pressure

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):179 - 189
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    There has been minimal experimentation testing the effectiveness of icons (or interface features in general) on distributed team decision making. To overcome this deficiency, an experiment tested the effectiveness of a "send" icon to remind team members to send information to their teammates, and a "receive" icon to tell them when they had received information, for a simulated, military task. As p... View full abstract»

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  • Semantic association of multimedia document descriptions through fuzzy relational algebra and fuzzy reasoning

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):190 - 196
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    According to the emerging MPEG-7 standard, the semantic description of multimedia documents is expressed in terms of semantic entities such as objects, events, concepts, and relations among them. The semantic entities can be used as index terms, in order to support the semantic search process. In this paper, we propose a method that a) applies fuzzy relational operations (closure, composition) and... View full abstract»

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  • The ideal moment of inertia for a baseball or softball bat

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):197 - 204
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    In selecting a baseball or a softball bat, both weight and weight distribution should be considered. However, these considerations must be individualized, because there is large variability in how different batters swing a bat and in how each batter swings different bats. Previous research has defined the ideal bat weight as that weight that maximizes the batted-ball speed based on measurements of... View full abstract»

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  • Extraction of salient textual patterns: synergy between lexical cohesion and contextual coherence

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):205 - 218
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    Most current information retrieval systems rely solely on lexical item repetition, which is notorious for its vulnerability. In this research, we propose a novel method for the extraction of salient textual patterns. One of our major objectives is to move away from keywords and their associated limitations in textual information retrieval. How individual sentences in text fit together to be percei... View full abstract»

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  • Computing bounds for forbidden State reachability functions for controlled Petri nets

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):219 - 228
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    Characterizing uncontrollable reachability is a central issue in forbidden state control of discrete event systems. In this paper, we present methods for building expressions which estimate uncontrollable reachability in a general class of Petri nets and which characterize the control sets which ensure future markings will not be forbidden. These expressions are determined by constructing an abstr... View full abstract»

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  • Performance modeling and analysis of workflow

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):229 - 242
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    Workflow model analysis is performed at logic, temporal, and performance levels. This paper mainly deals with the performance level issues. Workflow net (WF-net) is extended with time information to the timing workflow net (TWF-net). To provide a formal framework for modeling and analyzing workflow, this paper proposes a multidimension workflow net (MWF-net) that include multiple TWF-nets and the ... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptability of a hybrid route choice model to incorporating driver behavior dynamics under information provision

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):243 - 256
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    This paper proposes a seamless framework to incorporate the day-to-day and within-day dynamics of driver route choice decisions under real-time information provision by adapting a hybrid probabilistic-possibilistic model previously developed by the authors. The day-to-day dynamics are captured through the update of driver perception and route choice rules based on the current day's experience. The... View full abstract»

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  • Network-based distributed planning using coevolutionary agents: architecture and evaluation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):257 - 269
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    A novel evolutionary planning framework (coevolutionary virtual design environment) particularly suited to distributed network-enabled design and manufacturing organizations is presented. The approach utilizes distributed evolutionary agents and mobile agents as principal object-oriented software entities that support a network-efficient evolutionary exploration of planning alternatives in which s... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptation of hidden Markov models using maximum model distance algorithm

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):270 - 276
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    This paper presents a new approach that uses the maximum model distance (MMD) method for the adaptation of hidden Markov models (HMMs). This method has the same framework as it is used for constructing speech recognizers with abundant data, and work effectively with any amount of adaptation data. All parameters of the HMMs with or without the adaptation data could be adapted. If the adaptation dat... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of query complexity and learning on novice user query performance with conceptual and logical database interfaces

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):276 - 281
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    Users see the database interface as the database system. A good interface enables them to formulate queries better. The semantics communicated through the interface can be classified according to abstraction levels, such as the conceptual and logical levels. With the conceptual interface, interaction is in terms of real-world concepts such as entities, objects and relationships. Current user-datab... View full abstract»

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  • Internet scheduling environment with market-driven agents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):281 - 289
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    This paper describes a new generation scheduling paradigm, the Internet scheduling environment. It is formed by a group of Internet scheduling agents which share computational resources to solve scheduling problems in a distributed and collaborative manner. We propose a migration scheme to transform existing standalone scheduling systems to Internet scheduling agents that can communicate with each... View full abstract»

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  • Correction to "Elementary Siphons of Petri Nets and Their Application to Deadlock Prevention in Flexible Manufacturing Systems"

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 289
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  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part A: Systems and Humans call for papers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 290
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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 292
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Aims & Scope

The fields of systems engineering and human machine systems: systems engineering includes efforts that involve issue formulation, issue analysis and modeling, and decision making and issue interpretation at any of the lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and implementation of large systems.

 

This Transactions ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

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