Volume 41 Issue 1 • Jan. 2011
Table of contentsPublication Year: 2011, Page(s): 1| PDF (38 KB)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part C: Applications and Reviews publication informationPublication Year: 2011, Page(s): C2| PDF (37 KB)
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The two reviews and five papers in this special issue focus on industrial applications of holonic manufacturing systems. View full abstract»
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It is generally believed that a distributed intelligent system, such as a holonic manufacturing system (HMS), should be more reconfigurable than a conventional hierarchical manufacturing system (HiMS). However, a recent case study suggested that the control structure of a modern HiMS, such as ISA S88-based manufacturing system, can-under certain condition-be as reconfigurable as that of a HMS, suc... View full abstract»
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This paper provides a comprehensive overview of long-term R&D activities of the Rockwell Automation (RA) company in the field of holonic and agent-based manufacturing control systems. It presents a coherent framework of methodologies for designing agent-based control systems, tools that support implementation and validation of them, and agent applications that were developed for various indust... View full abstract»
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Problem solving and planning in decentralized environments is a key technical challenge in numerous industrial applications, ranging from manufacturing, logistics, virtual enterprizes to multirobotics systems. We present an abstract architecture of a multiagent solver and respective algorithm providing decomposition, task allocation, and task delegation. Various features of the abstract architectu... View full abstract»
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The standard IEC 61499 claims to be a standard for a distributed control environment consisting of a set of heterogeneous control devices from different vendors. Previous work on the implementation of IEC 61499 pointed out ambiguities in the standard, resulting in different execution behavior of IEC 61499 elements on different control devices. One of the key deficiencies is the lack of a definitio... View full abstract»
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The reconfiguration of control software is regarded as an important ability to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency in future manufacturing systems. Agent technology is considered as a promising approach to provide reconfiguration abilities, but existing work has been focused mainly on the reconfiguration of higher layers concerned with production scheduling and planning. In this paper, we pre... View full abstract»
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This paper deals with distributed multi-agent reconfigurable embedded control systems following the International Industrial Standard IEC 61499 in which a Function Block (FB) is an event-triggered software component owning data and a control application is a network of distributed blocks that should satisfy functional and temporal properties according to user requirements. We define an architectur... View full abstract»
Cited by: Papers (101) | Patents (5)
This paper presents a new approach to power system automation, based on distributed intelligence rather than traditional centralized control. The paper investigates the interplay between two international standards, IEC 61850 and IEC 61499, and proposes a way of combining of the application functions of IEC 61850-compliant devices with IEC 61499-compliant “glue logic,” using the comm... View full abstract»
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The university course timetabling problem (UCTP) is a combinatorial optimization problem, in which a set of events has to be scheduled into time slots and located into suitable rooms. The design of course timetables for academic institutions is a very difficult task because it is an NP-hard problem. This paper investigates genetic algorithms (GAs) with a guided search strategy and local search (LS... View full abstract»
A Unified Framework for the Analysis of Availability, Reliability and Security, With Applications to Quantum NetworksPublication Year: 2011, Page(s):107 - 119
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Major goals of system security comprise confidentiality, integrity, availability, authenticity, and reliability. All of these have seen comprehensive treatment, yielding a vast collection of solutions. Information-theoretic security regarding confidentiality has seen considerable progress recently with the development of commercial quantum cryptographic devices. Solutions for perfectly secure auth... View full abstract»
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Every home has its own unique considerations for location-aware applications. This makes a flexible architecture very crucial for efficiently integrating various tracking devices/models for adapting to real human needs. Here, we propose a reciprocal and extensible architecture to flexibly add/remove tracking sensors/models for tracking multiple targets in a smart home. Regarding tracking devices, ... View full abstract»
An Intrusion-Detection Model Based on Fuzzy Class-Association-Rule Mining Using Genetic Network ProgrammingPublication Year: 2011, Page(s):130 - 139
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As the Internet services spread all over the world, many kinds and a large number of security threats are increasing. Therefore, intrusion detection systems, which can effectively detect intrusion accesses, have attracted attention. This paper describes a novel fuzzy class-association-rule mining method based on genetic network programming (GNP) for detecting network intrusions. GNP is an evolutio... View full abstract»
Lists the reviewers who contributed to the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C for 2010. View full abstract»
Special issue on multimodal human-robot interfacesPublication Year: 2011, Page(s): 144| PDF (570 KB)
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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part C: Applications and Reviews Information for authorsPublication Year: 2011, Page(s): C4| PDF (36 KB)
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This Transactions ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
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