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

Issue 4 • July 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part A: Systems and Humans publication information

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  • Weighted singular value distribution of RRI series applied to the characterization of heat intolerance in humans

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):621 - 630
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    A nonlinear scheme was used for the analysis of variability in the heart beat interval [R-R interval (RRI)] data to differentiate heat-intolerant humans from the heat tolerant. All subjects studied had previously suffered exertional heatstroke. Core temperature (Tre ) and electrocardiogram data from 11 heat-tolerant (HT) and 6 heat-intolerant (HIT) males were studied, the grouping being... View full abstract»

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  • Clustering of LDAP directory schemas to facilitate information resources interoperability across organizations

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):631 - 642
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    Directories provide a well-defined general mechanism for describing organizational resources such as the resources of the Internet2 higher education research community and the Grid community. Lightweight directory access protocol directory services enable data sharing by defining the information's metadata (schema) and access protocol. Interoperability of directory information between organization... View full abstract»

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  • Team optimal signaling strategies in air combat

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):643 - 660
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    Modern fighter aircraft are equipped with a data link system for relaying encrypted messages containing information on the states of friendly or hostile aircraft within a team of friendly aircraft. During a many-versus-many air combat, only the most important and essential information must be transmitted in order to achieve the best possible situation awareness of pilots. In this paper, we introdu... View full abstract»

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  • Constructing and reconstructing characters, words, and sentences by synthesizing writing motions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):661 - 670
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    In this paper, we investigate the problem of generating and manipulating characters, words, and sentences. First, characters are obtained as the trace of the cross-sectional area between a virtual writing plane and a virtual writing device modeled by a circular cone, which is moving in a three-dimensional space. Such a motion is designed as a sum of weighted and time-shifted B-spline functions. A ... View full abstract»

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  • Volterra-system identification using adaptive real-coded genetic algorithm

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):671 - 684
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    In this paper, a floating-point genetic algorithm (GA) for Volterra-system identification is presented. The adaptive GA method suggested here addresses the problem of determining the proper Volterra candidates, which leads to the smallest error between the identified nonlinear system and the Volterra model. This is achieved by using variable-length GA chromosomes, which encode the coefficients of ... View full abstract»

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  • Formal model of human material-handling tasks for control of manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):685 - 696
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    To achieve an effective integration framework for manufacturing systems, a formal model of a system is highly desired. In spite of significant work on automated manufacturing systems, human operators still play a critical role in virtually every system, especially for material-handling processes. To build a model for control and analysis of a system where a human operator is integrated, a formal f... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy model for noise-induced annoyance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):697 - 705
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    This paper proposes a novel approach for modeling noise-induced annoyance using the fuzzy technique. The fuzzy approach offers a convenient way of representing the relationships between the inputs and outputs of a system in the form of simple IF-THEN rules. Annoyance, in the present model, is considered as a function of noise level, its duration of occurrence, and the socioeconomic status of a per... View full abstract»

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  • Data-based dynamical modeling of externally observed actuators-only robots

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):706 - 717
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    This paper describes the derivation of dynamical models for mobile robots using system-identification methods and shows how such models can be used in the control of autonomous devices. Unlike traditional approaches that are based on the system physics alone, in this paper, an autoregressive model structure is derived from the physics of the process, and its parameters are estimated using real inp... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy-Petri-net-based disassembly planning considering human factors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):718 - 726
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    Disassembly, as the process of systematic removal of desirable constituent parts from an assembly, is of growing importance due to the increasing environmental and economic pressure. Although disassembly in practice is manual and labor intensive, little attention has been paid to the human intervention in the disassembly process. This paper addresses this deficiency by developing a fuzzy attribute... View full abstract»

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  • Linguistic models as a framework of user-centric system modeling

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):727 - 745
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    In this paper, the fundamental idea of linguistic models introduced by Pedrycz and Vasilakos (1999) is followed and their comprehensive design framework is developed. The paradigm of linguistic modeling is concerned with constructing models that: 1) are user centric and 2) inherently dwell upon collections of highly interpretable and user-oriented entities such as information granules. The objecti... View full abstract»

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  • A factorization approach to evaluating simultaneous influence diagrams

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):746 - 757
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    Evaluating an influence diagram (ID) is a challenging problem because its complexity increases exponentially in the number of decision nodes in the diagram. In this paper, we examine the problem for a special class of IDs where multiple decisions must be made simultaneously. We describe a brief theory that factorizes out the computations common to all policies in evaluating them. Our evaluation ap... View full abstract»

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  • 3-D Virtual Studio for Natural Inter-“Acting”

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):758 - 773
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    Virtual studios have long been used in commercial broadcasting. However, most virtual studios are based on "blue screen" technology, and its two-dimensional (2-D) nature restricts the user from making natural three-dimensional (3-D) interactions. Actors have to follow prewritten scripts and pretend as if directly interacting with the synthetic objects. This often creates an unnatural and seemingly... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge representation and integration for portfolio evaluation using linear belief functions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):774 - 785
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    This paper proposes a linear belief function (LBF) approach to evaluate portfolio performance. By drawing on the notion of LBFs, an elementary approach to knowledge representation in expert systems is proposed. It is shown how to use basic matrices to represent market information and financial knowledge, including complete ignorance, statistical observations, subjective speculations, distributiona... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple-server movie-retrieval strategies for distributed multimedia applications: a play-while-retrieve approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):786 - 803
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    In this paper, we present a generalized approach to retrieve a long-duration movie requested using a network-based video-on-demand service infrastructure employing multiple servers. We design and analyze a play-while-retrieve (PWR) playback strategy for this multiserver environment such that the access time (waiting time for the clients) is minimized. For this strategy, we use both the single-inst... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple-attribute decision making under uncertainty: the evidential reasoning approach revisited

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):804 - 822
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    In multiple-attribute decision making (MADM) problems, one often needs to deal with decision information with uncertainty. During the last decade, Yang and Singh (1994) have proposed and developed an evidential reasoning (ER) approach to deal with such MADM problems. Essentially, this approach is based on an evaluation analysis model and Dempster's rule of combination in the Dempster-Shafer (D-S) ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy macromodel for dynamic simulation of microelectromechanical systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):823 - 830
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    This paper proposes an efficient approach that consists of an experimental design and a fuzzy-logic model (FLM) to generate macromodels for the simulation of microelectromechanical systems. Firstly, in the present approach, a force macromodel is adapted to perform the coupled simulations. Then, an experimental design is utilized to reduce the number of data needed for macromodel identification, an... View full abstract»

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  • Special issue on enterprise services computing and industrial applications

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 831
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 832
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c4
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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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Dr. Witold Pedrycz
University of Alberta