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Automation, Control and Complexity
New Developments and Directions


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Automation, Control and Complexity
New Developments and Directions

John Weyrauch (Editor)
T. Samad (Editor)



ISBN: 9780471816546


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This text focuses on the management of complex automated systems encountered in industrial research and covers specific technologies and application domains that are cross-disciplinary. It offers broad discussions on the many related perspectives and presents detailed case studies.

Based upon a unique wealth of practical experience, this book exposes complexity as an opportunity to be seized rather than a problem to be confronted and will be of value to all technologists, managers, students and researchers dealing with complex engineering systems.


ISBN 47181654
ISBN13 9780471816546
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format Hardback
Publication date 05/05/2000
Pages 336
Weight (grammes) 702
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 250
Width (mm) 173

Introduction: Complexity Management for Automation and Control (T. Samad).AUTOMATION AND PEOPLE.Advanced Technology in Complex Systems: Automation, People, Culture (E. Cochran &
P. Bullemer).The Human Factor in Complexity (C. Miller).Perceived Complexity and Mental Models in Human-Computer Interaction (V. Riley).SENSING AND CONTROL.Active Multimodeling for Autonomous Systems (T. Samad).Randomized Algorithms for Control and Optimization (R. Kulhav?).Complexity Management via Biology (B. Morton &
T. Samad).Sensors in Control Systems (J. Zook, et al.).SOFTWARE AND COMPLEX SYSTEMS.Managing the Complexity of Software (J. Krueger).Agents for Complex Control Systems (R. Sanz).System Health Management for Complex Systems (G. Hadden, et al.).COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT AND NETWORKS.Current and Future Developments in Air Traffic Control (S. Green &
J. Jackson).Complex Adaptive Systems: Concepts and Power Industry Applications (A. Wildberger).National Infrastructure as Complex Interactive Networks (M. Amin).Multiscale Networking, Robustness, and Rigor (J. Doyle).Conclusions: Automation, Control, and Complexity (J. Weyrauch).Current Affiliations and Addresses of Contributors.Indexes.