Cybernetics and Systems '86: Proceedings of the Eighth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, held at the University of Vienna, Austria, 1-4 April 1986

Cybernetics and Systems '86: Proceedings of the Eighth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, held at the University of Vienna, Austria, 1-4 April 1986

by R. Trappl (Editor)

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This volume contains all papers presented at the Eighth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research. 169 draft papers were submitted for evaluation. In the process of careful refereeing, 33 papers were rejected and the remaining authors were invited to submit final papers. Out of these, 119 were accepted for presentation at the conference and publication in this volume. These papers were prepared by 173 scientists, authors and co-authors, from 22 European and non-European countries, with different cultural, social, and economic structures. Everybody tried hard to make this conference and its proceedings a true representation of state-of-the-art research worldwide: The members of the Programme Committee and the Chairmen of the Symposia were selected among the ~internationally leading scientists. Great care was taken not to make this conference a "European" or even "Austrian" one. We are happy and proud to hear that these "European Meetings" (the name is a purely traditional one) are recognized as the internationally leading conferences in cybernetics and systems research. Important scientists from allover the world carefully prepare their papers, containing their most recent research findings, and then enjoy the discussions with their co 11 eagues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401085601
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/02/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
Pages: 928
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.07(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contents.- Is “Cybernetics and Systems Research” a System? A Scientometric Analysis.- General Systems Methodology.- Physical Cybernetics; its Elementary Laws.- Finite Decomposable Sequential Systems in the Category of Semigroups.- M-D Matrix and M-D Transform Methods.- Subjective Perception of Time and Systems.- Biological Information as a System Description.- Natural Systems According to Modern Systems Science: Three Dualities.- A Complexity Measure for Binary Relational Systems.- Stabilizing Partially Observable Uncertain Linear Systems.- Active Control of a System by the New General System Logical Theory.- Indeterminism in System Science.- Chain Models for Growth Processes/Code Theory.- General Entity Structures for System Analysis.- Linear Harmonic Translation Invariant Systems on Finite Non-Abelian Groups.- Models of Dynamical Modelling under Uncertainty.- A Cellular-Space Model for Studying Wave-Particle Dualism.- A General Systems Analysis of Goal-Directed Heuristic Computation.- Total Entropy. A Unified Approach to Discrete Entropy and Continuous Entropy.- Structural Entropy. A New Approach for Systems Structure’s Analysis.- Designing and Systems.- Organizational Health in the Systems Age: A Renaissance Systems Perspective.- Design and Planning.- General Theory of Design and its Application to Design/Planning/in Medicine.- The Development of Design Methodology in Architecture, Urban Planning and Industrial Design.- Methodical Design in Engineering - Basis and Applicability.- The Cybernetic Model of the Organisation: An Assessment.- Functional Approach Evolution in Organizational Designing.- System-Oriented Designing Procedures.- The Structure of the Design Process.- Procedural Building Blocks: The Interface between Argumentative Design Discourse and Formal Evaluation Procedures for Design.- A Framework for the Design of Problem-Solving Methodologies.- Methodological Principles of Large Scale Complex Engineering Systems Design.- Attribute-Oriented Projects: Configuration Management Framework and Two Examples.- The Flow Chart Expansion Method of the Design Problem.- Queueing Systems Design, Control and Simulation: The Interrelationships.- An Interactive Model for Computer Aided Design Education and Research on Knowledge Base of Designers.- Humanity, Architecture, and Conceptualisation.- The Way You Look Determines What You See or Self-Organization in Management and Society.- Cathedrals in the Mind: The Architecture of Metaphor in Understanding Learning.- New Socio-Cybernetic Foundations for Value Systems.- The Paradigm-Shift from Architectured Inhumanity to Humanized Architectures in Corporate Reality.- Cybernetics in Biology and Medicine.- On Some Fresh Air in Neural Modeling.- On the Probability Densities of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process with a Reflecting Boundary.- Morphogenesis and Properties of Neuronal Model Networks.- Pattern Formation in Neural Systems: I.Autorhythmicity, Entrainment, Quasiperiodicity and Chaos in Neurochemical Systems.- Pattern Formation in Neural Systems: II.Noise-Induced Selective Mechanism for the Ontogenetic Formation of Ocular Dominance Columns.- Some Aspects of Modeling Neuronal Interactions in the Basal Ganglia.- A New Algorithmic Approach to First-Passage-Time Problems.- Selfdual and Other Structures of Optimal Cycles in Neural Network Behaviour.- Simulation of a Neural Network for Adaptive Colour Perception.- On the Statistical Prediction of NIPTS Due to Industrial Stationary Noise Exposure.- Positive Protosystolic Peak of Coronary Arterial Blood Flow. A New Index of Epicardial Compliance?.- Plasticity of the Cell Membrane Receptors (A Model).- Predator-Prey and ‘Evolon’ - Behaviour Modelled by Random-Walk Processes.- Representation of Complex Ontogenetic Trajectories.- Couplings between Molecular and Cellular Levels: Simulation of Drug Action.- Pseudorandom Interval Maps for Simulation of Normal and Exotic Neuronal Activities.- The Goore Game and Daisyworld - Substrates for Self-Organization.- Nonparametric Methods for Measurement of Height Growth.- Cybernetics of Socio-Economic Systems.- Optimal Stabilizing and Destabilizing “Stabilization” Policies.- Macrosystem of the Societal Self-Organization.- Peace as a Cybernetic Control Problem.- Problems in the Design of Large Data-Bases.- The Development of an Experimental Distributed Database. Some Practical Experience.- Addressing Social Conflicts through Naturalized Programming.- Institutional Review Boards as Complex Systems.- A Directable Ashby System.- Using Mathematics for Introducing Systems Thinking to Children.- The Art of Negotiations: A Systems Perspective.- Information Value Analysis.- Model for Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Construction of Industrial Plants by a Group of Producers.- Experience in Application of the Dialectical Systems Theory through “USOMID” for Mastering of Bureaucratic Relations in an Enterprise.- The Graduate Management Admissions Test - Predictor or Pretender?.- Computer-Aided Simulation of Control Processes in Enterprises.- Computer-Aided Systems Analysis and Modelling of Innovation Strategies in the Field of Flexible Automation.- Present Status and Expected Developments in Computer Integrated Manufacture in the Socialist Countries.- Fuzzy Sets - Meeting of the EURO Working Group.- Semi-Lattice Isomorphism of the Extensions of Possibility Measure and the Solutions of Fuzzy Relation Equation.- Maximal Number of Lower Solutions in Fuzzy Relation Equation.- A Dominance of Alternatives for Decision Making in Probabilistic Fuzzy Environment.- The Information Energy Gain as a Criterion of Comparison between Fuzzy Information Systems.- An Interactive Method for Multiobjective Nonlinear Programming Problems with Fuzzy Parameters.- Systems Engineering for Design Automation.- Mathematical Systems Theory and Design Automation.- System Paradigms and Design Practice.- Toolbox or Cookbook? The Future Development of Structured Systems Methodologies.- Tool Support for Model Description with SDL and Simulation.- A Systems Engineering Oriented Framework for Computer Based Design Automation Systems.- Computer Aided System Design.- Some Experiences with AI Methods in CAD.- LOBSTER-M: A Mixed Mode Simulator for CAD.- Computer in the Architect’s Workshop - New International Style in Architecture.- A Sequential Algorithm for the Synthesis of Tree Automata.- Multirate Adaptive Control for Lateral Dynamics of Aircrafts.- Symbolic Algorithm for Observing the States of a Class of Nonlinear Systems.- Coordination of Concurrent Processes: Automatic Program Synthesis.- Some Optimization Methods for Experimental Investigation Dialogue Systems.- Methodological Improvements and New Applications of Expert Systems.- Has the Time Come for a Medical Expert System to Go Down in the Bullring: The Tropicaid Experiment.- Multilevel Inference Control in Expert System Codex.- Analyzing, Representing and Interpreting Expert Strategic Knowledge.- Representing Legal Texts by Logic Programs.- Mixing PROLOG and LISP.- Implementing Inference Strategies in Prolog Based Expert Systems.- Doxastic Logic and Doxastic-Epistemic Meta-Reasoning in Expert Systems.- Generalization and Particularization of Production Rules in Expert Systems.- Knowledge Based Natural Language Processing.- Concept-Class-Prototype: unum an trinum?.- The Role of Metaknowledge in Text Comprehension.- Micro-World Recognition by “Restless Debugging”.- Semantic Interpretation in Natural Language Interface Applications.- The Overanswering Mechanism in the Fido System.- Achieving Text Coherence in a Generator for German Texts.- Interactive Semi-Automatic Creation of a Morphological Lexicon.- Error Messages in Spoken Natural Language.- Artificial Intelligence / Symbolic Computation.- A Formal Framework for Modelling Agents.- Mental Models and Inferences in Everyday Reasoning.- Logical Stratification of Organic Intelligence.- CM-System: New Methodology for Automated Theorem Proving and Program Synthesis Systems.- Stochastic Logical Expressions.- A Formalism for Specifying Software Generation.- Modularisation in EDDA-S, a Data Flow Design Language Supporting Incremental Software Development.- A Fast Serial and Parallel Thinning Algorithm.- Hierarchical Dynamic Data Structure for Representing Optimal Adaptive Controllers by Assemblies.- Author Index.

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