advancing the state of the art in the analysis of multi agent systems



Guanrong Chen Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems Guanrong Chen Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems Новинка

Guanrong Chen Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems

10755.4 руб.
A detailed and systematic introduction to the distributed cooperative control of multi-agent systems from a theoretical, network perspective Features detailed analysis and discussions on the distributed cooperative control and dynamics of multi-agent systems Covers comprehensively first order, second order and higher order systems, swarming and flocking behaviors Provides a broad theoretical framework for understanding the fundamentals of distributed cooperative control
Gilberto Cysneiros Filho Software Traceability for Multi-Agent Systems Implemented Using BDI Architecture (vol. 2) Gilberto Cysneiros Filho Software Traceability for Multi-Agent Systems Implemented Using BDI Architecture (vol. 2) Новинка

Gilberto Cysneiros Filho Software Traceability for Multi-Agent Systems Implemented Using BDI Architecture (vol. 2)

5427 руб.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - Software, City University London, course: Computer Science, language: English, abstract: The development of multi-agent software systems is considered a complex task due to (a) the large number and heterogeneity of documents generated during the development of these systems, (b) the lack of support for the whole development life-cycle by existing agent-oriented methodologies requiring the use of different methodologies, and (c) the possible incompleteness of the documents and models generated during the development of the systems. In order to alleviate the above problems, in this thesis, a traceability framework is described to support the development of multi-agent systems. The framework supports automatic generation of traceability relations and identification of missing elements (i.e., completeness checking) in the models created during the development life-cycle of multi-agent systems using the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) architecture. Traceability has been recognized as an important activity in the software development process. Traceability relations can guarantee and improve software quality and can help with several tasks such as the evolution of software systems, reuse of parts of the system, validation that a system meets its requirements, understanding of the rationale for certain design decisions, identification of common aspects of the system, and analysis of implications of chan...
Gilberto Cysneiros Filho Software Traceability for Multi-Agent Systems Implemented Using BDI Architecture (vol. 1) Gilberto Cysneiros Filho Software Traceability for Multi-Agent Systems Implemented Using BDI Architecture (vol. 1) Новинка

Gilberto Cysneiros Filho Software Traceability for Multi-Agent Systems Implemented Using BDI Architecture (vol. 1)

5539 руб.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - Software, City University London, course: Computer Science, language: English, abstract: The development of multi-agent software systems is considered a complex task due to (a) the large number and heterogeneity of documents generated during the development of these systems, (b) the lack of support for the whole development life-cycle by existing agent-oriented methodologies requiring the use of different methodologies, and (c) the possible incompleteness of the documents and models generated during the development of the systems. In order to alleviate the above problems, in this thesis, a traceability framework is described to support the development of multi-agent systems. The framework supports automatic generation of traceability relations and identification of missing elements (i.e., completeness checking) in the models created during the development life-cycle of multi-agent systems using the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) architecture. Traceability has been recognized as an important activity in the software development process. Traceability relations can guarantee and improve software quality and can help with several tasks such as the evolution of software systems, reuse of parts of the system, validation that a system meets its requirements, understanding of the rationale for certain design decisions, identification of common aspects of the system, and analysis of implications of chan...
Xiaoyu Cai Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems. A Graph Rigidity Approach Xiaoyu Cai Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems. A Graph Rigidity Approach Новинка

Xiaoyu Cai Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems. A Graph Rigidity Approach

13305.22 руб.
Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Graph Rigidity Approach Marcio de Queiroz, Louisiana State University, USA Xiaoyu Cai, FARO Technologies, USA Matthew Feemster, U.S. Naval Academy, USA A comprehensive guide to formation control of multi-agent systems using rigid graph theory This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and unified treatment of the subject of graph rigidity-based formation control of multi-agent systems. Such systems are relevant to a variety of emerging engineering applications, including unmanned robotic vehicles and mobile sensor networks. Graph theory, and rigid graphs in particular, provides a natural tool for describing the multi-agent formation shape as well as the inter-agent sensing, communication, and control topology. Beginning with an introduction to rigid graph theory, the contents of the book are organized by the agent dynamic model (single integrator, double integrator, and mechanical dynamics) and by the type of formation problem (formation acquisition, formation manoeuvring, and target interception). The book presents the material in ascending level of difficulty and in a self-contained manner; thus, facilitating reader understanding. Key features: Uses the concept of graph rigidity as the basis for describing the multi-agent formation geometry and solving formation control problems. Considers different agent models and formation control problems. Control designs throughout the book progressively build upon each other. Provides a primer on rigid graph theory. Combines theory, computer simulations, and experimental results. Formation Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Graph Rigidity Approach is targeted at researchers and graduate students in the areas of control systems and robotics. Prerequisite knowledge includes linear algebra, matrix theory, control systems, and nonlinear systems.
Yue Wang Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems. Theory and Applications Yue Wang Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems. Theory and Applications Новинка

Yue Wang Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems. Theory and Applications

11408.48 руб.
A comprehensive review of the state of the art in the control of multi-agent systems theory and applications The superiority of multi-agent systems over single agents for the control of unmanned air, water and ground vehicles has been clearly demonstrated in a wide range of application areas. Their large-scale spatial distribution, robustness, high scalability and low cost enable multi-agent systems to achieve tasks that could not successfully be performed by even the most sophisticated single agent systems. Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications provides a wide-ranging review of the latest developments in the cooperative control of multi-agent systems theory and applications. The applications described are mainly in the areas of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Throughout, the authors link basic theory to multi-agent cooperative control practice – illustrated within the context of highly-realistic scenarios of high-level missions – without losing site of the mathematical background needed to provide performance guarantees under general working conditions. Many of the problems and solutions considered involve combinations of both types of vehicles. Topics explored include target assignment, target tracking, consensus, stochastic game theory-based framework, event-triggered control, topology design and identification, coordination under uncertainty and coverage control. Establishes a bridge between fundamental cooperative control theory and specific problems of interest in a wide range of applications areas Includes example applications from the fields of space exploration, radiation shielding, site clearance, tracking/classification, surveillance, search-and-rescue and more Features detailed presentations of specific algorithms and application frameworks with relevant commercial and military applications Provides a comprehensive look at the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field, while offering informed speculation on future directions for collective control systems The use of multi-agent system technologies in both everyday commercial use and national defense is certain to increase tremendously in the years ahead, making this book a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and applied mathematicians working in systems and controls, as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in those areas.
Advances in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection. 14th International Conference, PAAMS 2016, Sevilla, Spain, June 1-3, 2016, Proceedings Advances in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection. 14th International Conference, PAAMS 2016, Sevilla, Spain, June 1-3, 2016, Proceedings Новинка

Advances in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection. 14th International Conference, PAAMS 2016, Sevilla, Spain, June 1-3, 2016, Proceedings

9089 руб.
Книга "Advances in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection. 14th International Conference, PAAMS 2016, Sevilla, Spain, June 1-3, 2016, Proceedings".
Liudong Xing Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis Liudong Xing Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis Новинка

Liudong Xing Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis

13444.25 руб.
Recent advances in science and technology have made modern computing and engineering systems more powerful and sophisticated than ever. The increasing complexity and scale imply that system reliability problems not only continue to be a challenge but also require more efficient models and solutions. This is the first book systematically covering the state-of-the-art binary decision diagrams and their extended models, which can provide efficient and exact solutions to reliability analysis of large and complex systems. The book provides both basic concepts and detailed algorithms for modelling and evaluating reliability of a wide range of complex systems, such as multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, fault-tolerant systems with imperfect fault coverage, systems with common-cause failures, systems with disjoint failures, and systems with functional dependent failures. These types of systems abound in safety-critical or mission-critical applications such as aerospace, circuits, power systems, medical systems, telecommunication systems, transmission systems, traffic light systems, data storage systems, and etc. The book provides both small-scale illustrative examples and large-scale benchmark examples to demonstrate broad applications and advantages of different decision diagrams based methods for complex system reliability analysis. Other measures including component importance and failure frequency are also covered. A rich set of references is cited in the book, providing helpful resources for readers to pursue further research and study of the topics. The target audience of the book is reliability and safety engineers or researchers. The book can serve as a textbook on system reliability analysis. It can also serve as a tutorial and reference book on decision diagrams, multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, and imperfect fault coverage models.
Michael Bleyer Multi-Agent Systems for Information retrival on the world wide web Michael Bleyer Multi-Agent Systems for Information retrival on the world wide web Новинка

Michael Bleyer Multi-Agent Systems for Information retrival on the world wide web

6102 руб.
Diploma Thesis from the year 1998 in the subject Computer Science - Internet, New Technologies, grade: 1.5, University of Ulm, language: English, abstract: This Diploma thesis describes the implementation of a prototype multi-agent system. The system consists of four different types of agents and is based on the Java Agent Template, an agent framework freely available from Stanford University. The purpose of the multi-agent system is to aid users in searching and retrieving information available on the WorldWideWeb. Information is categorized in concepts and the different agent share and exchange the knowledge about concepts and documents on the WWW that matches these concepts.This thesis presents how the information is modeled and how it is communicated between the agents of the system. It also includes prototypes of the agents that demonstrate a working implementation of the approach.
Yu-Ping Tian Frequency-Domain Analysis and Design of Distributed Control Systems Yu-Ping Tian Frequency-Domain Analysis and Design of Distributed Control Systems Новинка

Yu-Ping Tian Frequency-Domain Analysis and Design of Distributed Control Systems

11483.67 руб.
This book presents a unified frequency-domain method for the analysis of distributed control systems. The following important topics are discussed by using the proposed frequency-domain method: (1) Scalable stability criteria of networks of distributed control systems; (2) Effect of heterogeneous delays on the stability of a network of distributed control system; (3) Stability of Internet congestion control algorithms; and (4) Consensus in multi-agent systems. This book is ideal for graduate students in control, networking and robotics, as well as researchers in the fields of control theory and networking who are interested in learning and applying distributed control algorithms or frequency-domain analysis methods.
Murugan Ramalingam Biomimetics. Advancing Nanobiomaterials and Tissue Engineering Murugan Ramalingam Biomimetics. Advancing Nanobiomaterials and Tissue Engineering Новинка

Murugan Ramalingam Biomimetics. Advancing Nanobiomaterials and Tissue Engineering

15898.4 руб.
This book compiles all aspects of biomimetics from fundamental principles to current technological advances and their future trends in the development of nanoscale biomaterials and tissue engineering. The scope of this book is principally confined to biologically-inspired design of materials and systems for the development of next generation nanobiomaterials and tissue engineering. The book addresses the state-of-the-art of research progress in the applications of the principles, processes, and techniques of biomimetics. The prospective outcomes of current advancements and challenges in biomimetic approaches are also presented.
Handbook of Normative Multiagent Systems Handbook of Normative Multiagent Systems Новинка

Handbook of Normative Multiagent Systems

2052 руб.
The Handbook of Normative Multiagent Systems presents a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art and trends in the research field of normative multiagent systems (NorMAS). The handbook provides a solid introduction to the essentials of the field for newcomers and a selection of advanced issues as a base for future research directions.Norms are widely used to represent ethical, legal, and interactive aspects of social systems. Normative multiagent systems provide a promising model for human and artificial agent coordination since they integrate norms and individual intelligence. Thus, in the NorMAS community we build upon computer science but also logic, legal theory, sociology, psychology, and cognitive science.The handbook is organised in four parts. The introduction part describes the foundations and the history of the field and adds a particular focus on the social sciences’ view on norms.The second part describes the major achievements the NorMAS research fi eld attained in the modelling of normative multiagent systems and the main challenges still open. Examples of these challenges include how to specify norms, verify systems of norms, model norm emergence and norm change, detect and subsequently manage norm violations, model organisations and institutions, and the use of agent-based simulation models to study these norm-related processes.Part C is concerned with the engineering of normative multiagent systems, more in particular interaction protocols to convey nor...
McCormick Norman J. Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems McCormick Norman J. Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems Новинка

McCormick Norman J. Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems

10850.09 руб.
The book has been developed in conjunction with NERS 462, a course offered every year to seniors and graduate students in the University of Michigan NERS program. The first half of the book covers the principles of risk analysis, the techniques used to develop and update a reliability data base, the reliability of multi-component systems, Markov methods used to analyze the unavailability of systems with repairs, fault trees and event trees used in probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs), and failure modes of systems. All of this material is general enough that it could be used in non-nuclear applications, although there is an emphasis placed on the analysis of nuclear systems. The second half of the book covers the safety analysis of nuclear energy systems, an analysis of major accidents and incidents that occurred in commercial nuclear plants, applications of PRA techniques to the safety analysis of nuclear power plants (focusing on a major PRA study for five nuclear power plants), practical PRA examples, and emerging techniques in the structure of dynamic event trees and fault trees that can provide a more realistic representation of complex sequences of events. The book concludes with a discussion on passive safety features of advanced nuclear energy systems under development and approaches taken for risk-informed regulations for nuclear plants.
Sanjay Ranka Modeling and Optimization of Parallel and Distributed Embedded Systems Sanjay Ranka Modeling and Optimization of Parallel and Distributed Embedded Systems Новинка

Sanjay Ranka Modeling and Optimization of Parallel and Distributed Embedded Systems

10755.4 руб.
This book introduces the state-of-the-art in research in parallel and distributed embedded systems, which have been enabled by developments in silicon technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), wireless communications, computer networking, and digital electronics. These systems have diverse applications in domains including military and defense, medical, automotive, and unmanned autonomous vehicles. The emphasis of the book is on the modeling and optimization of emerging parallel and distributed embedded systems in relation to the three key design metrics of performance, power and dependability. Key features: Includes an embedded wireless sensor networks case study to help illustrate the modeling and optimization of distributed embedded systems. Provides an analysis of multi-core/many-core based embedded systems to explain the modeling and optimization of parallel embedded systems. Features an application metrics estimation model; Markov modeling for fault tolerance and analysis; and queueing theoretic modeling for performance evaluation. Discusses optimization approaches for distributed wireless sensor networks; high-performance and energy-efficient techniques at the architecture, middleware and software levels for parallel multicore-based embedded systems; and dynamic optimization methodologies. Highlights research challenges and future research directions. The book is primarily aimed at researchers in embedded systems; however, it will also serve as an invaluable reference to senior undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in embedded systems research.
Diego Issicaba A Survey of Agent Technology Applications to Power Distribution Engineering Diego Issicaba A Survey of Agent Technology Applications to Power Distribution Engineering Новинка

Diego Issicaba A Survey of Agent Technology Applications to Power Distribution Engineering

2102 руб.
Document from the year 2013 in the subject Engineering - Power Engineering, grade: Highest grade, University of Porto, language: English, abstract: Agent technology has been enlightened as the correct vector to promote decentralization, autonomous operation and active management activities in power distribution system operation. As a matter of fact, an adequate agent-based modeling can produce flexible, extensible, and robust systems, which are features of utmost importance to a smooth modernization of power systems. Moreover, the agent paradigm can provide a well-established notion of intelligence/smartness to be progressively applied along with the modernization of power distribution systems. Hence, in this document, an extensive survey about the applications of agent technology to power engineering is provided, aiming at helping engineers and academia to identify gaps in the state of the art to be explored in the future. This survey is presented and discussed highlighting the applications more directly related to the scope of the power distribution systems.
Felix Farret A. Integration of Renewable Sources of Energy Felix Farret A. Integration of Renewable Sources of Energy Новинка

Felix Farret A. Integration of Renewable Sources of Energy

9987.88 руб.
The latest tools and techniques for addressing the challenges of 21st century power generation, renewable sources and distribution systems Renewable energy technologies and systems are advancing by leaps and bounds, and it’s only a matter of time before renewables replace fossil fuel and nuclear energy sources. Written for practicing engineers, researchers and students alike, this book discusses state-of-the art mathematical and engineering tools for the modeling, simulation and control of renewable and mixed energy systems and related power electronics. Computational methods for multi-domain modeling of integrated energy systems and the solution of power electronics engineering problems are described in detail. Chapters follow a consistent format, featuring a brief introduction to the theoretical background, a description of problems to be solved, as well as objectives to be achieved. Multiple block diagrams, electrical circuits, and mathematical analysis and/or computer code are provided throughout. And each chapter concludes with discussions of lessons learned, recommendations for further studies, and suggestions for experimental work. Key topics covered in detail include: Integration of the most usual sources of electrical power and related thermal systems Equations for energy systems and power electronics focusing on state-space and power circuit oriented simulations MATLAB® and Simulink® models and functions and their interactions with real-world implementations using microprocessors and microcontrollers Numerical integration techniques, transfer-function modeling, harmonic analysis, and power quality performance assessment MATLAB®/Simulink®, Power Systems Toolbox, and PSIM for the simulation of power electronic circuits, including for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar sources Written by distinguished experts in the field, Integration of Renewable Sources of Energy, 2nd Edition is a valuable working resource for practicing engineers interested in power electronics, power systems, power quality, and alternative or renewable energy. It is also a valuable text/reference for undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students.
Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Sustainability. The PAAMS Collection : 13th International Conference, PAAMS 2015, Salamanca, Spain, June 3-4, 2015, Proceedings Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Sustainability. The PAAMS Collection : 13th International Conference, PAAMS 2015, Salamanca, Spain, June 3-4, 2015, Proceedings Новинка

Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Sustainability. The PAAMS Collection : 13th International Conference, PAAMS 2015, Salamanca, Spain, June 3-4, 2015, Proceedings

9052 руб.
Книга "Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Sustainability. The PAAMS Collection : 13th International Conference, PAAMS 2015, Salamanca, Spain, June 3-4, 2015, Proceedings".
Michael Bleyer Multi-Agent Systems for Information Retrieval on the World Wide Web Michael Bleyer Multi-Agent Systems for Information Retrieval on the World Wide Web Новинка

Michael Bleyer Multi-Agent Systems for Information Retrieval on the World Wide Web

4802 руб.
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: This Diploma thesis describes the implementation of a prototype multi-agent system. The system consists of four different types of agents and is based on the Java Agent Template, an agent framework freely available from Stanford University. The purpose of the multi-agent system is to aid users in searching and retrieving information available on the WorldWideWeb. Information is categorized in concepts and the different agent share and exchange the knowledge about concepts and documents on the WWW that matches these concepts. This thesis presents how the information is modeled and how it is communicated between the agents of the system. It also includes prototypes of the agents that demonstrate a working implementation of the approach. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents: 1.Introduction8 2.Information Retrieval on the WorldWideWeb10 2.1The structure of information11 2.2The meaning of information12 2.3Locating information13 2.4The nature of a search query15 2.5Information gathering and query16 2.6Conclusion17 3.The agent paradigm18 3.1An agent from the userÕs point of view19 3.2Agent properties20 3.2.1Environment20 3.2.2Intelligence21 3.2.3Learning22 3.2.4Autonomy22 3.2.5Communication22 3.2.6Multi-agent systems23 3.2.7Mobility24 3.3Conclusion24 4.The CEMAS information model25 4.1Definition of user and search25 4.2The concept architecture26 4.2.1Definition of a link26 4.2.2Definition of a concept27 4.2.3The concept tree30 5.The CEMAS agent architecture33...
Saleh Joseph Homer Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failures. A Statistical Approach Saleh Joseph Homer Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failures. A Statistical Approach Новинка

Saleh Joseph Homer Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failures. A Statistical Approach

12667.68 руб.
The aerospace community has long recognized and repeatedly emphasizes the importance of reliability for space systems. Despite this, little has been published in book form on the topic. Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-state Failures addresses this gap in the literature, offering a unique focus on spacecraft reliability based on extensive statistical analysis of system and subsystem anomalies and failures. The authors provide new results pertaining to spacecraft reliability based on extensive statistical analysis of on-orbit anomaly and failure data that will be particularly useful to spacecraft manufacturers and designers, for example in guiding satellite (and subsystem) test and screening programs and providing an empirical basis for subsystem redundancy and reliability growth plans. The authors develop nonparametric results and parametric models of spacecraft and spacecraft subsystem reliability and multi-state failures, quantify the relative contribution of each subsystem to the failure of the satellites thus identifying the subsystems that drive spacecraft unreliability, and propose advanced stochastic modeling and analysis tools for the reliability and survivability of spacecraft and space-based networks. Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-state Failures provides new nonparametric results pertaining to spacecraft reliability based on extensive statistical analysis of on-orbit anomaly and failure data; develops parametric models of spacecraft and spacecraft subsystem reliability and multi-state failures quantifies the relative contribution of each subsystem to the failure of the satellites proposes advanced stochastic modeling and analysis tools for the reliability and survivability of spacecraft and space-based networks. provides a dedicated treatment of the reliability and subsystem anomalies of communication spacecraft in geostationary orbit.
Andrew Sage P. Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management Andrew Sage P. Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management Новинка

Andrew Sage P. Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management

12676.73 руб.
Presents systems-based theory, methodology, and applications in risk modeling, assessment, and management This book examines risk analysis, focusing on quantifying risk and constructing probabilities for real-world decision-making, including engineering, design, technology, institutions, organizations, and policy. The author presents fundamental concepts (hierarchical holographic modeling; state space; decision analysis; multi-objective trade-off analysis) as well as advanced material (extreme events and the partitioned multi-objective risk method; multi-objective decision trees; multi-objective risk impact analysis method; guiding principles in risk analysis); avoids higher mathematics whenever possible; and reinforces the material with examples and case studies. The book will be used in systems engineering, enterprise risk management, engineering management, industrial engineering, civil engineering, and operations research. The fourth edition of Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management features: Expanded chapters on systems-based guiding principles for risk modeling, planning, assessment, management, and communication; modeling interdependent and interconnected complex systems of systems with phantom system models; and hierarchical holographic modeling An expanded appendix including a Bayesian analysis for the prediction of chemical carcinogenicity, and the Farmer’s Dilemma formulated and solved using a deterministic linear model Updated case studies including a new case study on sequential Pareto-optimal decisions for emergent complex systems of systems A new companion website with over 200 solved exercises that feature risk analysis theories, methodologies, and application Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management, Fourth Edition, is written for both undergraduate and graduate students in systems engineering and systems management courses. The text also serves as a resource for academic, industry, and government professionals in the fields of homeland and cyber security, healthcare, physical infrastructure systems, engineering, business, and more.
Michael Smith C. How to Do Systems Analysis. Primer and Casebook Michael Smith C. How to Do Systems Analysis. Primer and Casebook Новинка

Michael Smith C. How to Do Systems Analysis. Primer and Casebook

9218.91 руб.
Presents the foundational systemic thinking needed to conceive systems that address complex socio-technical problems This book emphasizes the underlying systems analysis components and associated thought processes. The authors describe an approach that is appropriate for complex systems in diverse disciplines complemented by a case-based pedagogy for teaching systems analysis that includes numerous cases that can be used to teach both the art and methods of systems analysis. Covers the six major phases of systems analysis, as well as goal development, the index of performance, evaluating candidate solutions, managing systems teams, project management, and more Presents the core concepts of a general systems analysis methodology Introduces, motivates, and illustrates the case pedagogy as a means of teaching and practicing systems analysis concepts Provides numerous cases that challenge readers to practice systems thinking and the systems methodology How to Do Systems Analysis: Primer and Casebook is a reference for professionals in all fields that need systems analysis, such as telecommunications, transportation, business consulting, financial services, and healthcare. This book also serves as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in systems analysis courses in business schools, engineering schools, policy programs, and any course that promotes systems thinking.
Alex Karagrigoriou Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis. Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference Alex Karagrigoriou Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis. Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference Новинка

Alex Karagrigoriou Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis. Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference

13982.16 руб.
This complete resource on the theory and applications of reliability engineering, probabilistic models and risk analysis consolidates all the latest research, presenting the most up-to-date developments in this field. With comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical issues of both classic and modern topics, it also provides a unique commemoration to the centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, one of the most prominent reliability scientists of the twentieth century. Key features include: expert treatment of probabilistic models and statistical inference from leading scientists, researchers and practitioners in their respective reliability fields detailed coverage of multi-state system reliability, maintenance models, statistical inference in reliability, systemability, physics of failures and reliability demonstration many examples and engineering case studies to illustrate the theoretical results and their practical applications in industry Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis is one of the first works to treat the important areas of degradation analysis, multi-state system reliability, networks and large-scale systems in one comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for engineers and scientists involved in reliability analysis, applied probability and statistics, reliability engineering and maintenance, logistics, and quality control. It is also a useful resource for graduate students specialising in reliability analysis and applied probability and statistics. Dedicated to the Centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, renowned Russian mathematician and reliability theorist
Kerr Kathleen F. Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences Kerr Kathleen F. Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences Новинка

Kerr Kathleen F. Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences

5143.89 руб.
An accessible and practical approach to the design and analysis of experiments in the health sciences Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences provides a balanced presentation of design and analysis issues relating to data in the health sciences and emphasizes new research areas, the crucial topic of clinical trials, and state-of-the- art applications. Advancing the idea that design drives analysis and analysis reveals the design, the book clearly explains how to apply design and analysis principles in animal, human, and laboratory experiments while illustrating topics with applications and examples from randomized clinical trials and the modern topic of microarrays. The authors outline the following five types of designs that form the basis of most experimental structures: Completely randomized designs Randomized block designs Factorial designs Multilevel experiments Repeated measures designs A related website features a wealth of data sets that are used throughout the book, allowing readers to work hands-on with the material. In addition, an extensive bibliography outlines additional resources for further study of the presented topics. Requiring only a basic background in statistics, Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences is an excellent book for introductory courses on experimental design and analysis at the graduate level. The book also serves as a valuable resource for researchers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, epidemiology, statistical genetics, and public health.
Kuo Way Importance Measures in Reliability, Risk, and Optimization. Principles and Applications Kuo Way Importance Measures in Reliability, Risk, and Optimization. Principles and Applications Новинка

Kuo Way Importance Measures in Reliability, Risk, and Optimization. Principles and Applications

10137.31 руб.
This unique treatment systematically interprets a spectrum of importance measures to provide a comprehensive overview of their applications in the areas of reliability, network, risk, mathematical programming, and optimization. Investigating the precise relationships among various importance measures, it describes how they are modelled and combined with other design tools to allow users to solve readily many real-world, large-scale decision-making problems. Presenting the state-of-the-art in network analysis, multistate systems, and application in modern systems, this book offers a clear and complete introduction to the topic. Through describing the reliability importance and the fundamentals, it covers advanced topics such as signature of coherent systems, multi-linear functions, and new interpretation of the mathematical programming problems. Key highlights: Generalizes the concepts behind importance measures (such as sensitivity and perturbation analysis, uncertainty analysis, mathematical programming, network designs), enabling readers to address large-scale problems within various fields effectively Covers a large range of importance measures, including those in binary coherent systems, binary monotone systems, multistate systems, continuum systems, repairable systems, as well as importance measures of pairs and groups of components Demonstrates numerical and practical applications of importance measures and the related methodologies, including risk analysis in nuclear power plants, cloud computing, software reliability and more Provides thorough comparisons, examples and case studies on relations of different importance measures, with conclusive results based on the authors’ own research Describes reliability design such as redundancy allocation, system upgrading and component assignment. This book will benefit researchers and practitioners interested in systems design, reliability, risk and optimization, statistics, maintenance, prognostics and operations. Readers can develop feasible approaches to solving various open-ended problems in their research and practical work. Software developers, IT analysts and reliability and safety engineers in nuclear, telecommunications, offshore and civil industries will also find the book useful.
Prasanna Kalansuriya Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing Prasanna Kalansuriya Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing Новинка

Prasanna Kalansuriya Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing

9603.03 руб.
Presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the recent developments in signal processing for Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Systems This book presents the recent research results on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and provides smart signal processing methods for detection, signal integrity, multiple-access and localization, tracking, and collision avoidance in Chipless RFID systems. The book is divided into two sections: The first section discusses techniques for detection and denoising in Chipless RFID systems. These techniques include signal space representation, detection of frequency signatures using UWB impulse radio interrogation, time domain analysis, singularity expansion method for data extraction, and noise reduction and filtering techniques. The second section covers collision and error correction protocols, multi-tag identification through time-frequency analysis, FMCW radar based collision detection and multi-access for Chipless RFID tags as we as localization and tag tracking. Describes the use of UWB impulse radio interrogation to remotely estimate the frequency signature of Chipless RFID tags using the backscatter principle Reviews the collision problem in both chipped and Chipless RFID systems and summarizes the prevailing anti-collision algorithms to address the problem Proposes state-of-the-art multi-access and signal integrity protocols to improve the efficacy of the system in multiple tag reading scenarios Features an industry approach to the integration of various systems of the Chipless RFID reader-integration of physical layers, middleware, and enterprise software Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Reader Signal Processing is primarily written for researchers in the field of RF sensors but can serve as supplementary reading for graduate students and professors in electrical engineering and wireless communications.
Fatos Xhafa Programming Multicore and Many-core Computing Systems Fatos Xhafa Programming Multicore and Many-core Computing Systems Новинка

Fatos Xhafa Programming Multicore and Many-core Computing Systems

7605.89 руб.
Programming multi-core and many-core computing systems Sabri Pllana, Linnaeus University, Sweden Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain Provides state-of-the-art methods for programming multi-core and many-core systems The book comprises a selection of twenty two chapters covering: fundamental techniques and algorithms; programming approaches; methodologies and frameworks; scheduling and management; testing and evaluation methodologies; and case studies for programming multi-core and many-core systems. Program development for multi-core processors, especially for heterogeneous multi-core processors, is significantly more complex than for single-core processors. However, programmers have been traditionally trained for the development of sequential programs, and only a small percentage of them have experience with parallel programming. In the past, only a relatively small group of programmers interested in High Performance Computing (HPC) was concerned with the parallel programming issues, but the situation has changed dramatically with the appearance of multi-core processors on commonly used computing systems. It is expected that with the pervasiveness of multi-core processors, parallel programming will become mainstream. The pervasiveness of multi-core processors affects a large spectrum of systems, from embedded and general-purpose, to high-end computing systems. This book assists programmers in mastering the efficient programming of multi-core systems, which is of paramount importance for the software-intensive industry towards a more effective product-development cycle. Key features: Lessons, challenges, and roadmaps ahead. Contains real world examples and case studies. Helps programmers in mastering the efficient programming of multi-core and many-core systems. The book serves as a reference for a larger audience of practitioners, young researchers and graduate level students. A basic level of programming knowledge is required to use this book.
Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems. 15th International Workshop, CLIMA XV, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014, Proceedings Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems. 15th International Workshop, CLIMA XV, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014, Proceedings Новинка

Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems. 15th International Workshop, CLIMA XV, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014, Proceedings

7914 руб.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems, CLIMA XV, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2014.The 12 regular papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. The purpose of the CLIMA workshops is to provide a forum for discussing techniques, based on computational logic, for representing, programming and reasoning about agents and multi-agent systems in a formal way. This edition will feature two special sessions: logics for agreement technologies and logics for games, strategic reasoning, and social choice.
Abdeldjalil Khelassi Distributed Case-Based Reasoning Classifier for Cardiac Arrhythmias Abdeldjalil Khelassi Distributed Case-Based Reasoning Classifier for Cardiac Arrhythmias Новинка

Abdeldjalil Khelassi Distributed Case-Based Reasoning Classifier for Cardiac Arrhythmias

8239 руб.
In recent year the rate of death caused by the cardiac illness attract the preoccupation of many researchers for developing relevant applications which will resolve the existing problems of this domain. As a subfield of artificial intelligence the case based reasoning and multi-agent systems which propose a solution of much kind of complex problems in all domains. This book contains a useful introduction to the cardiology domain, a deep survey about the case based reasoning and multi-agent systems and a professional description about the contribution by considering the engineering aspects of the application. This book is addressed for students, researchers and professional engineers who are motivated by health science applications. The reader of this book will capitalize many theoretical and practices aspects from both domains cardiology and artificial intelligence.
Yasuhide Shindo Electromagneto-Mechanics of Material Systems and Structures Yasuhide Shindo Electromagneto-Mechanics of Material Systems and Structures Новинка

Yasuhide Shindo Electromagneto-Mechanics of Material Systems and Structures

12292.61 руб.
Comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals and state of the art research developments in electromagneto-mechanics of adaptive materials • Covers a wide and varied range of subject areas (theoretical, experimental, computational studies and/or industrial applications) of electromagneto-mechanics from state-of-the-art fundamental research to applied research, and applications in emerging technologies • Electromagneto-mechanics of material systems and structures has developed rapidly with extensive applications in electronics industry, nuclear engineering, smart materials and MEMS • Written by one of the world’s leading experts in this field
Yaser Chaaban Robustness of Hybrid Central/Self-Organising Multi-Agent Systems Yaser Chaaban Robustness of Hybrid Central/Self-Organising Multi-Agent Systems Новинка

Yaser Chaaban Robustness of Hybrid Central/Self-Organising Multi-Agent Systems

5549 руб.
The Organic Computing initiative aims to build robust, flexible and adaptive technical systems. Future systems shall behave appropriately according to situational needs. But this is not guaranteed in novel systems, which are complex and act in dynamically changing environments. This book aims to investigate the creation of a robust hybrid central/self-organising multi-agent system using the Organic Computing (OC) concept. The new developed methodology (RobustMAS) has the goal of keeping a multi-agent system running at a desired performance level when disturbances occur. The result is an interaction between decentralised mechanisms (autonomous agents) and centralised interventions. This represents a robust hybrid central/self-organising multi-agent system, in which the conflict between a central planning and coordination algorithm on one hand and the autonomy of the agents on the other has to be solved. A traffic intersection without traffic lights was used as an application scenario, where vehicles are driven by agents.
Dong Shen Iterative Learning Control for Multi-agent Systems Coordination Dong Shen Iterative Learning Control for Multi-agent Systems Coordination Новинка

Dong Shen Iterative Learning Control for Multi-agent Systems Coordination

9987.88 руб.
A timely guide using iterative learning control (ILC) as a solution for multi-agent systems (MAS) challenges, showcasing recent advances and industrially relevant applications Explores the synergy between the important topics of iterative learning control (ILC) and multi-agent systems (MAS) Concisely summarizes recent advances and significant applications in ILC methods for power grids, sensor networks and control processes Covers basic theory, rigorous mathematics as well as engineering practice
Amirnaser Yazdani Multi-terminal Direct-Current Grids. Modeling, Analysis, and Control Amirnaser Yazdani Multi-terminal Direct-Current Grids. Modeling, Analysis, and Control Новинка

Amirnaser Yazdani Multi-terminal Direct-Current Grids. Modeling, Analysis, and Control

10755.4 руб.
A generic DC grid model that is compatible with the standard AC system stability model is presented and used to analyse the interaction between the DC grid and the host AC systems. A multi-terminal DC (MTDC) grid interconnecting multiple AC systems and offshore energy sources (e.g. wind farms) across the nations and continents would allow effective sharing of intermittent renewable resources and open market operation for secure and cost-effective supply of electricity. However, such DC grids are unprecedented with no operational experience. Despite lots of discussions and specific visions for setting up such MTDC grids particularly in Europe, none has yet been realized in practice due to two major technical barriers: Lack of proper understanding about the interaction between a MTDC grid and the surrounding AC systems. Commercial unavailability of efficient DC side fault current interruption technology for conventional voltage sourced converter systems This book addresses the first issue in details by presenting a comprehensive modeling, analysis and control design framework. Possible methodologies for autonomous power sharing and exchange of frequency support across a MTDC grid and their impact on overall stability is covered. An overview of the state-of-the-art, challenges and on-going research and development initiatives for DC side fault current interruption is also presented.
Ashish Tewari Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets Ashish Tewari Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets Новинка

Ashish Tewari Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets

8315.76 руб.
Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets introduces the reader to the concepts of modern control theory applied to the design and analysis of general flight control systems in a concise and mathematically rigorous style. It presents a comprehensive treatment of both atmospheric and space flight control systems including aircraft, rockets (missiles and launch vehicles), entry vehicles and spacecraft (both orbital and attitude control). The broad coverage of topics emphasizes the synergies among the various flight control systems and attempts to show their evolution from the same set of physical principles as well as their design and analysis by similar mathematical tools. In addition, this book presents state-of-art control system design methods – including multivariable, optimal, robust, digital and nonlinear strategies – as applied to modern flight control systems. Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft and Rockets features worked examples and problems at the end of each chapter as well as a number of MATLAB / Simulink examples housed on an accompanying website at http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ashtew that are realistic and representative of the state-of-the-art in flight control.
Fabrice Kordon Models and Analysis for Distributed Systems Fabrice Kordon Models and Analysis for Distributed Systems Новинка

Fabrice Kordon Models and Analysis for Distributed Systems

12676.73 руб.
Nowadays, distributed systems are increasingly present, for public software applications as well as critical systems. software applications as well as critical systems. This title and Distributed Systems: Design and Algorithms – from the same editors – introduce the underlying concepts, the associated design techniques and the related security issues. The objective of this book is to describe the state of the art of the formal methods for the analysis of distributed systems. Numerous issues remain open and are the topics of major research projects. One current research trend consists of profoundly mixing the design, modeling, verification and implementation stages. This prototyping-based approach is centered around the concept of model refinement. This book is more specifically intended for readers that wish to gain an overview of the application of formal methods in the design of distributed systems. Master’s and PhD students, as well as engineers in industry, will find a global understanding of the techniques as well as references to the most up-to-date works in this area.
Georgios Logothetis Specification, Modelling, Verification and Runtime Analysis of Real Time Systems Georgios Logothetis Specification, Modelling, Verification and Runtime Analysis of Real Time Systems Новинка

Georgios Logothetis Specification, Modelling, Verification and Runtime Analysis of Real Time Systems

9652 руб.
This book focuses on the use of formal methods in order to guarantee the correctness of real-time systems. For this purpose, the formal framework Equinox is introduced, which allows the specification, modeling, verification and runtime analysis of real-time systems. New sophisticated methods allow a formally verifiable design, development and realization of real-time systems directly out of synchronous languages. This enables for the first time a bridging between industrial real-time descriptions and formal real-time verification. Timed Kripke structures are introduced as formal models, in order to allow abstractions in real-time systems, without loss of quantitative properties. The ability of modeling non-interruptible processes and atomic timed actions enables also the low-level verification of real-time systems. The new temporal logic JCTL has been developed as a real-time extension of the widely used logic CTL. Overcoming the problems of other real-time logics, JCTL is directly defined on timed Kripke structures and allows the use of established symbolic techniques. In contrast to other approaches, these methods enable the direct generation of a final formal model without parallel composition of single sub-models, avoiding several known problems, like state space explosion, or deadlocks and timelocks. An exact and detailed low-level runtime analysis is introduced, which in combination with the modeling capabilities of timed Kripke structures enables for the first time the...
Faiz Rasool and Sing Kiong Nguang Networked Control Systems Faiz Rasool and Sing Kiong Nguang Networked Control Systems Новинка

Faiz Rasool and Sing Kiong Nguang Networked Control Systems

4358 руб.
This book is intended to target young researchers in the networked control systems(NCSs). This book will help the student who want to look deeply in wireless network-induced constraints and issues, in NCSs, which should be catered before proposing any control methodology. The book is composed of state of art analysis, design and simulations to make it worth reading. Most of the simulations are practical and are implemented using various tool boxes of MATLAB.
Ioannis Koutromanos Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis. Linear Finite Element Analysis Ioannis Koutromanos Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis. Linear Finite Element Analysis Новинка

Ioannis Koutromanos Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis. Linear Finite Element Analysis

9218.91 руб.
An introductory textbook covering the fundamentals of linear finite element analysis (FEA) This book constitutes the first volume in a two-volume set that introduces readers to the theoretical foundations and the implementation of the finite element method (FEM). The first volume focuses on the use of the method for linear problems. A general procedure is presented for the finite element analysis (FEA) of a physical problem, where the goal is to specify the values of a field function. First, the strong form of the problem (governing differential equations and boundary conditions) is formulated. Subsequently, a weak form of the governing equations is established. Finally, a finite element approximation is introduced, transforming the weak form into a system of equations where the only unknowns are nodal values of the field function. The procedure is applied to one-dimensional elasticity and heat conduction, multi-dimensional steady-state scalar field problems (heat conduction, chemical diffusion, flow in porous media), multi-dimensional elasticity and structural mechanics (beams/shells), as well as time-dependent (dynamic) scalar field problems, elastodynamics and structural dynamics. Important concepts for finite element computations, such as isoparametric elements for multi-dimensional analysis and Gaussian quadrature for numerical evaluation of integrals, are presented and explained. Practical aspects of FEA and advanced topics, such as reduced integration procedures, mixed finite elements and verification and validation of the FEM are also discussed. Provides detailed derivations of finite element equations for a variety of problems. Incorporates quantitative examples on one-dimensional and multi-dimensional FEA. Provides an overview of multi-dimensional linear elasticity (definition of stress and strain tensors, coordinate transformation rules, stress-strain relation and material symmetry) before presenting the pertinent FEA procedures. Discusses practical and advanced aspects of FEA, such as treatment of constraints, locking, reduced integration, hourglass control, and multi-field (mixed) formulations. Includes chapters on transient (step-by-step) solution schemes for time-dependent scalar field problems and elastodynamics/structural dynamics. Contains a chapter dedicated to verification and validation for the FEM and another chapter dedicated to solution of linear systems of equations and to introductory notions of parallel computing. Includes appendices with a review of matrix algebra and overview of matrix analysis of discrete systems. Accompanied by a website hosting an open-source finite element program for linear elasticity and heat conduction, together with a user tutorial. Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis: Linear Finite Element Analysis is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students in civil, aerospace and mechanical engineering, finite element software vendors, as well as practicing engineers and anybody with an interest in linear finite element analysis.
Ligang Wu Sliding Mode Control of Uncertain Parameter-Switching Hybrid Systems Ligang Wu Sliding Mode Control of Uncertain Parameter-Switching Hybrid Systems Новинка

Ligang Wu Sliding Mode Control of Uncertain Parameter-Switching Hybrid Systems

11904.12 руб.
In control theory, sliding mode control (SMC) is a nonlinear control method that alters the dynamics of a nonlinear system by application of a discontinuous control signal that forces the system to slide along a cross-section of the system's normal behaviour. In recent years, SMC has been successfully applied to a wide variety of practical engineering systems including robot manipulators, aircraft, underwater vehicles, spacecraft, flexible space structures, electrical motors, power systems, and automotive engines. Sliding Mode Control of Uncertain Parameter-Switching Hybrid Systems addresses the increasing demand for developing SMC technologies and comprehensively presents the new, state-of-the-art sliding mode control methodologies for uncertain parameter-switching hybrid systems. It establishes a unified framework for SMC of Markovian jump singular systems and proposes new SMC methodologies based on the analysis results. A series of problems are solved with new approaches for analysis and synthesis of switched hybrid systems, including stability analysis and stabilization, dynamic output feedback control, and SMC. A set of newly developed techniques (e.g. average dwell time, piecewise Lyapunov function, parameter-dependent Lyapunov function, cone complementary linearization) are exploited to handle the emerging mathematical/computational challenges. Key features: Covers new concepts, new models and new methodologies with theoretical significance in system analysis and control synthesis Includes recent advances in Markovian jump systems, switched hybrid systems, singular systems, stochastic systems and time-delay systems Includes solved problems Introduces advanced techniques Sliding Mode Control of Uncertain Parameter-Switching Hybrid Systems is a comprehensive reference for researchers and practitioners working in control engineering, system sciences and applied mathematics, and is also a useful source of information for senior undergraduate and graduates studying in these areas.
John Sokolowski A. The Digital Patient. Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education John Sokolowski A. The Digital Patient. Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education Новинка

John Sokolowski A. The Digital Patient. Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education

7678.78 руб.
A modern guide to computational models and constructive simulation for personalized patient care using the Digital Patient The healthcare industry’s emphasis is shifting from merely reacting to disease to preventing disease and promoting wellness. Addressing one of the more hopeful Big Data undertakings, The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education presents a timely resource on the construction and deployment of the Digital Patient and its effects on healthcare, research, and education. The Digital Patient will not be constructed based solely on new information from all the “omics” fields; it also includes systems analysis, Big Data, and the various efforts to model the human physiome and represent it virtually. The Digital Patient will be realized through the purposeful collaboration of patients as well as scientific, clinical, and policy researchers. The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education addresses the international research efforts that are leading to the development of the Digital Patient, the wealth of ongoing research in systems biology and multiscale simulation, and the imminent applications within the domain of personalized healthcare. Chapter coverage includes: The visible human The physiological human The virtual human Research in systems biology Multi-scale modeling Personalized medicine Self-quantification Visualization Computational modeling Interdisciplinary collaboration The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education is a useful reference for simulation professionals such as clinicians, medical directors, managers, simulation technologists, faculty members, and educators involved in research and development in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. The book is also an ideal supplement for graduate-level courses related to human modeling, simulation, and visualization.
Ibrahim Dincer Optimization of Energy Systems Ibrahim Dincer Optimization of Energy Systems Новинка

Ibrahim Dincer Optimization of Energy Systems

10755.4 руб.
An essential resource for optimizing energy systems to enhance design capability, performance and sustainability Optimization of Energy Systems comprehensively describes the thermodynamic modelling, analysis and optimization of numerous types of energy systems in various applications. It provides a new understanding of the system and the process of defining proper objective functions for determination of the most suitable design parameters for achieving enhanced efficiency, cost effectiveness and sustainability. Beginning with a general summary of thermodynamics, optimization techniques and optimization methods for thermal components, the book goes on to describe how to determine the most appropriate design parameters for more complex energy systems using various optimization methods. The results of each chapter provide potential tools for design, analysis, performance improvement, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Key features: Comprehensive coverage of the modelling, analysis and optimization of many energy systems for a variety of applications. Examples, practical applications and case studies to put theory into practice. Study problems at the end of each chapter that foster critical thinking and skill development. Written in an easy-to-follow style, starting with simple systems and moving to advanced energy systems and their complexities. A unique resource for understanding cutting-edge research in the thermodynamic analysis and optimization of a wide range of energy systems, Optimization of Energy Systems is suitable for graduate and senior undergraduate students, researchers, engineers, practitioners, and scientists in the area of energy systems.
Jie Zhang Multi-Agent-Based Production Planning and Control Jie Zhang Multi-Agent-Based Production Planning and Control Новинка

Jie Zhang Multi-Agent-Based Production Planning and Control

16563.14 руб.
At the crossroads of artificial intelligence, manufacturing engineering, operational research and industrial engineering and management, multi-agent based production planning and control is an intelligent and industrially crucial technology with increasing importance. This book provides a complete overview of multi-agent based methods for today’s competitive manufacturing environment, including the Job Shop Manufacturing and Re-entrant Manufacturing processes. In addition to the basic control and scheduling systems, the author also highlights advance research in numerical optimization methods and wireless sensor networks and their impact on intelligent production planning and control system operation. Enables students, researchers and engineers to understand the fundamentals and theories of multi-agent based production planning and control Written by an author with more than 20 years’ experience in studying and formulating a complete theoretical system in production planning technologies Fully illustrated throughout, the methods for production planning, scheduling and controlling are presented using experiments, numerical simulations and theoretical analysis Comprehensive and concise, Multi-Agent Based Production Planning and Control is aimed at the practicing engineer and graduate student in industrial engineering, operational research, and mechanical engineering. It is also a handy guide for advanced students in artificial intelligence and computer engineering.
Walter Binder Designing and Implementing a Secure, Portable, and Efficient Mobile Agent Kernel. The J-SEAL2 Approach Walter Binder Designing and Implementing a Secure, Portable, and Efficient Mobile Agent Kernel. The J-SEAL2 Approach Новинка

Walter Binder Designing and Implementing a Secure, Portable, and Efficient Mobile Agent Kernel. The J-SEAL2 Approach

7314 руб.
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Even though the benefits of mobile agents have been highlighted in numerous research works, mobile agent applications are not in widespread use today. For the success of mobile agent applications, secure, portable, and efficient execution platforms for mobile agents are crucial. However, available mobile agent systems do not meet the high security requirements of commercial applications, are not portable, or cause high overhead. Currently, the majority of mobile agent platforms is based on Java. These systems simply rely on the security facilities of Java, although the Java security model is not suited to protect agents and service components from each other. Above all, Java is lacking a concept of strong protection domains that could be used to isolate agents. The J-SEAL2 mobile agent system extends the Java environment with a model of strong protection domains. The core of the system is a micro-kernel fulfilling the same functions as a traditional operating system kernel: Protection, communication, domain termination, and resource control. For portability reasons, J-SEAL2 is implemented in pure Java. J-SEAL2 provides an efficient communication model and offers good scalability and performance for large-scale applications. This thesis explains the key concepts of the J-SEAL2 micro-kernel and how they are implemented in Java. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents: 1Overview5 1.1Introduction5 1.2Mobile Agent Systems in Java8 1.3J-SEAL2 System Structure10...
Ricardo Valerdi The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO) - Quantifying the Costs of Systems Engineering Effort in Complex Systems Ricardo Valerdi The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO) - Quantifying the Costs of Systems Engineering Effort in Complex Systems Новинка

Ricardo Valerdi The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO) - Quantifying the Costs of Systems Engineering Effort in Complex Systems

8114 руб.
This book describes a parametric model that can help people reason about their decisions related to systems engineering. COSYSMO, the Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model, contains eighteen parameters: four size drivers and fourteen effort multipliers. It is built on a framework similar to its well-known predecessor, COCOMO II, and integrates accepted systems engineering standards to define its scope. The model focuses on large-scale systems for military applications that employ a disciplined approach to systems engineering. Data were collected from six aerospace companies in the form of expert opinion and historical project data to define and calibrate the model. In reduced form, the model yields a PRED(30) of 50% for programs within a defined productivity range. The audience for this book is twofold: (a) those interested in the theoretical and methodological domain of systems modeling in the quest of a more quantitative cost estimation framework, and (b) those interested in advancing the state of practice in the assessment and tracking of systems engineering in the development of large aerospace systems.
D. Laurie Hughes, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Antonis C. Simintiras Success and Failure of IS/IT Projects. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions D. Laurie Hughes, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Antonis C. Simintiras Success and Failure of IS/IT Projects. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions Новинка

D. Laurie Hughes, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Antonis C. Simintiras Success and Failure of IS/IT Projects. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions

9477 руб.
Книга "Success and Failure of IS/IT Projects. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions".
Verbrugge Rineke Teamwork in Multi-Agent Systems. A Formal Approach Verbrugge Rineke Teamwork in Multi-Agent Systems. A Formal Approach Новинка

Verbrugge Rineke Teamwork in Multi-Agent Systems. A Formal Approach

8949.34 руб.
What makes teamwork tick? Cooperation matters, in daily life and in complex applications. After all, many tasks need more than a single agent to be effectively performed. Therefore, teamwork rules! Teams are social groups of agents dedicated to the fulfilment of particular persistent tasks. In modern multiagent environments, heterogeneous teams often consist of autonomous software agents, various types of robots and human beings. Teamwork in Multi-agent Systems: A Formal Approach explains teamwork rules in terms of agents' attitudes and their complex interplay. It provides the first comprehensive logical theory, TeamLog, underpinning teamwork in dynamic environments. The authors justify design choices by showing TeamLog in action. The book guides the reader through a fascinating discussion of issues essential for teamwork to be successful: What is teamwork, and how can a logical view of it help in designing teams of agents? What is the role of agents' awareness in an uncertain, dynamic environment? How does collective intention constitute a team? How are plan-based collective commitments related to team action? How can one tune collective commitment to the team's organizational structure and its communication abilities? What are the methodological underpinnings for teamwork in a dynamic environment? How does a team and its attitudes adjust to changing circumstances? How do collective intentions and collective commitments arise through dialogue? What is the computational complexity of TeamLog? How can one make TeamLog efficient in applications? This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students in computer science and artificial intelligence as well as for developers of multi-agent systems. Students and researchers in organizational science, in particular those investigating teamwork, will also find this book insightful. Since the authors made an effort to introduce TeamLog as a conceptual model of teamwork, understanding most of the book requires solely a basic logical background.
Smain Femmam Fundamentals of Signals and Control Systems Smain Femmam Fundamentals of Signals and Control Systems Новинка

Smain Femmam Fundamentals of Signals and Control Systems

12292.61 руб.
The aim of this book is the study of signals and deterministic systems, linear, time-invariant, finite dimensions and causal. A set of useful tools is selected for the automatic and signal processing and methods of representation of dynamic linear systems are exposed, and analysis of their behavior. Finally we discuss the estimation, identification and synthesis of control laws for the purpose of stabilization and regulation. The study of signal characteristics and properties systems and knowledge of mathematical tools and treatment methods and analysis, are lately more and more importance and continue to evolve. The reason is that the current state of technology, particularly electronics and computing, enables the production of very advanced processing systems, effective and less expensive despite the complexity.
Tuncer Oren Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering Tuncer Oren Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering Новинка

Tuncer Oren Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering

19245.05 руб.
The only book to present the synergy between modeling and simulation, systems engineering, and agent technologies expands the notion of agent-based simulation to also deal with agent simulation and agent-supported simulation. Accessible to both practitioners and managers, it systematically addresses designing and building agent systems from a systems engineering perspective.
Xiao-Ping Zhang Restructured Electric Power Systems. Analysis of Electricity Markets with Equilibrium Models Xiao-Ping Zhang Restructured Electric Power Systems. Analysis of Electricity Markets with Equilibrium Models Новинка

Xiao-Ping Zhang Restructured Electric Power Systems. Analysis of Electricity Markets with Equilibrium Models

9182.98 руб.
The latest practical applications of electricity market equilibrium models in analyzing electricity markets Electricity market deregulation is driving the power energy production from a monopolistic structure into a competitive market environment. The development of electricity markets has necessitated the need to analyze market behavior and power. Restructured Electric Power Systems reviews the latest developments in electricity market equilibrium models and discusses the application of such models in the practical analysis and assessment of electricity markets. Drawing upon the extensive involvement in the research and industrial development of the leading experts in the subject area, the book starts by explaining the current developments of electrical power systems towards smart grids and then relates the operation and control technologies to the aspects in electricity markets. It explores: The problems of electricity market behavior and market power Mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints (MPEC) and equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints (EPEC) Tools and techniques for solving the electricity market equilibrium problems Various electricity market equilibrium models State-of-the-art techniques for computing the electricity market equilibrium problems The application of electricity market equilibrium models in assessing the economic benefits of transmission expansions for market environments, forward and spot markets, short-term power system security, and analysis of reactive power impact Also featured are computational resources to allow readers to develop algorithms on their own, as well as future research directions in modeling and computational techniques in electricity market analysis. Restructured Electric Power Systems is an invaluable reference for electrical engineers and power system economists from power utilities and for professors, postgraduate students, and undergraduate students in electrical power engineering, as well as those responsible for the design, engineering, research, and development of competitive electricity markets and electricity market policy.
Avigdor Zonnenshain Managing and Engineering Complex Technological Systems Avigdor Zonnenshain Managing and Engineering Complex Technological Systems Новинка

Avigdor Zonnenshain Managing and Engineering Complex Technological Systems

9218.91 руб.
Presents the origins and evolution of the systems engineering discipline and helps readers gain a personal familiarity with systems engineering experts: their experience, opinions and attitudes in this field This book is based on a qualitative study that includes dozens of in-depth interviews with experts in the systems engineering field. This book is broken into three main parts. The first part is a general overview of the systems engineering field. The second part discusses the changes the systems engineering discipline has undergone with the analysis as case studies of two significant Israeli defence systems projects: the IAI Lavi project and the Iron Dome project. The third part of this book contains interviews with renowned experts in the systems engineering field. This part is divided into five sections: systems engineering as the answer to the challenges of a complex technological world – the aerospace industries; the development of systems engineering in the commercial and industrial worlds, and in complex civil systems; the impact of the accelerated development of the computing world on systems engineering processes; systems engineering and the academic world; and systems engineering in the world of training and consulting. This book presents the main insights derived from the interviews, and an analysis and discussion of the question of the relevance of systems engineering to the management world. Some highlights of this book are that it Integrates the technological aspects with the behavioural aspects of the field Serves managerial needs of engineering and management in general, so managers with no technical background can derive knowledge from this book Provides approaches for seeing beyond technology-understanding the mission Managing and Engineering Complex Technological Systems is a great resource on management for managers as well as systems engineers.
Amraoui Asma Radio Resource Allocation and Dynamic Spectrum Access Amraoui Asma Radio Resource Allocation and Dynamic Spectrum Access Новинка

Amraoui Asma Radio Resource Allocation and Dynamic Spectrum Access

4435.07 руб.
We are currently witnessing an increase in telecommunications norms and standards given the recent advances in this field. The increasing number of normalized standards paves the way for an increase in the range of services available for each consumer. Moreover, the majority of available radio frequencies have already been allocated. This explains the emergence of cognitive radio (CR) – the sharing of the spectrum between a primary user and a secondary user. In this book, we will present the state of the art of the different techniques for spectrum access using cooperation and competition to solve the problem of spectrum allocation and ensure better management of radio resources in a radio cognitive context. The different aspects of research explored up until now on the applications of multi-agent systems (MAS) in the field of cognitive radio are analyzed in this book. The first chapter begins with an insight into wireless networks and mobiles, with special focus on the IEEE 802.22 norm, which is a norm dedicated to CR. Chapter 2 goes into detail about CR, which is a technical field at the boundary between telecommunications and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In Chapter 3, the concept of the “agent” from AI is expanded to MAS and associated applications. Finally, Chapter 4 establishes an overview of the use of AI techniques, in particular MAS, for its allocation of radio resources and dynamic access to the spectrum in CR. Contents 1. Wireless and Mobile Networks. 2. Cognitive Radio. 3. Multi-agent Systems. 4. Dynamic Spectrum Access. About the Authors Badr Benmammar has been Associate Professor at UABT (University Abou Bekr Belkaïd Tlemcen), Algeria since 2010 and was a research fellow at CNRS LaBRI Laboratory of the University of Bordeaux 1 until 2007. He is currently carrying out research at the Laboratory of Telecommunications of Tlemcen (LTT), UABT, Algeria. His main research activities concern the cognitive radio network, Quality of Service on mobile and wireless networks, end-to-end signaling protocols and agent technology. His work on Quality of Service has led to many publications in journals and conference proceedings. Asma Amraoui is currently a PhD candidate; she is preparing a doctoral thesis on a topic of research that explores the use of artificial intelligence techniques in cognitive radio networks. She is attached to the Laboratory of Telecommunications of Tlemcen (LTT) in Algeria.
Chris Mi Automotive Power Transmission Systems Chris Mi Automotive Power Transmission Systems Новинка

Chris Mi Automotive Power Transmission Systems

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Provides technical details and developments for all automotive power transmission systems The transmission system of an automotive vehicle is the key to the dynamic performance, drivability and comfort, and fuel economy. Modern advanced transmission systems are the combination of mechanical, electrical and electronic subsystems. The development of transmission products requires the synergy of multi-disciplinary expertise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and electronic and software engineering. Automotive Power Transmission Systems comprehensively covers various types of power transmission systems of ground vehicles, including conventional automobiles driven by internal combustion engines, and electric and hybrid vehicles. The book covers the technical aspects of design, analysis and control for manual transmissions, automatic transmission, CVTs, dual clutch transmissions, electric drives, and hybrid power systems. It not only presents the technical details of key transmission components, but also covers the system integration for dynamic analysis and control. Key features: Covers conventional automobiles as well as electric and hybrid vehicles. Covers aspects of design, analysis and control. Includes the most recent developments in the field of automotive power transmission systems. The book is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in automotive, mechanical and electrical engineering.
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An introductory textbook covering the fundamentals of linear finite element analysis (FEA) This book constitutes the first volume in a two-volume set that introduces readers to the theoretical foundations and the implementation of the finite element method (FEM). The first volume focuses on the use of the method for linear problems. A general procedure is presented for the finite element analysis (FEA) of a physical problem, where the goal is to specify the values of a field function. First, the strong form of the problem (governing differential equations and boundary conditions) is formulated. Subsequently, a weak form of the governing equations is established. Finally, a finite element approximation is introduced, transforming the weak form into a system of equations where the only unknowns are nodal values of the field function. The procedure is applied to one-dimensional elasticity and heat conduction, multi-dimensional steady-state scalar field problems (heat conduction, chemical diffusion, flow in porous media), multi-dimensional elasticity and structural mechanics (beams/shells), as well as time-dependent (dynamic) scalar field problems, elastodynamics and structural dynamics. Important concepts for finite element computations, such as isoparametric elements for multi-dimensional analysis and Gaussian quadrature for numerical evaluation of integrals, are presented and explained. Practical aspects of FEA and advanced topics, such as reduced integration procedures, mixed finite elements and verification and validation of the FEM are also discussed. Provides detailed derivations of finite element equations for a variety of problems. Incorporates quantitative examples on one-dimensional and multi-dimensional FEA. Provides an overview of multi-dimensional linear elasticity (definition of stress and strain tensors, coordinate transformation rules, stress-strain relation and material symmetry) before presenting the pertinent FEA procedures. Discusses practical and advanced aspects of FEA, such as treatment of constraints, locking, reduced integration, hourglass control, and multi-field (mixed) formulations. Includes chapters on transient (step-by-step) solution schemes for time-dependent scalar field problems and elastodynamics/structural dynamics. Contains a chapter dedicated to verification and validation for the FEM and another chapter dedicated to solution of linear systems of equations and to introductory notions of parallel computing. Includes appendices with a review of matrix algebra and overview of matrix analysis of discrete systems. Accompanied by a website hosting an open-source finite element program for linear elasticity and heat conduction, together with a user tutorial. Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis: Linear Finite Element Analysis is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students in civil, aerospace and mechanical engineering, finite element software vendors, as well as practicing engineers and anybody with an interest in linear finite element analysis.
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