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Cybernetics & systems theory

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Non-perturbative Methods in Statistical Descriptions of Turbulence

Non-perturbative Methods in Statistical Descriptions of Turbulence

Author: Jan Friedrich Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2020

This book provides a comprehensive overview of statistical descriptions of turbulent flows. Its main objectives are to point out why ordinary perturbative treatments of the Navier-Stokes equation have been rather futile, and to present recent advances in non-perturbative treatments, e.g., the instanton method and a stochastic interpretation of turbulent energy transfer. After a brief introduction to the basic equations of turbulent fluid motion, the book outlines a probabilistic treatment of the Navier-Stokes equation and chiefly focuses on the emergence of a multi-point hierarchy and the notion of the closure problem of turbulence. Furthermore, empirically observed multiscaling features and their impact on possible closure methods are discussed, and each is put into the context of its original field of use, e.g., the renormalization group method is addressed in relation to the theory of critical phenomena. The intended readership consists of physicists and engineers who want to get acquainted with the prevalent concepts and methods in this research area.

Medical Device Essentials and Cyber Security Audit Management

Medical Device Essentials and Cyber Security Audit Management

Author: Nimmo Chatterjee Dragomelo Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2020

The author has conducted many hundreds of independent audits in the oil and gas/offshore industries over the last 35 years for national and international companies worldwide to their various standards requirements. However, many existing clients (Oil and Gas as well as Healthcare enterprises, Hospitals) are now moving heavily towards cyber security based network vulnerability audits. To address the issue ISO 27001, ISO13485, ISO14971 and related standards were integrated with the existing ISO9001, 14001 and 18001 model to create a multipurpose audit plan. This short book, however, mainly focuses on the quality aspects of remote controlled electronic medical devices using BSC (Balance Score Card) system. It is the first of a series of books the author plans to publish in integrated cyber security audit management.

Dynamic Systems with Time Delays: Stability and Control

Dynamic Systems with Time Delays: Stability and Control

Author: Ju H. Park, Tae H. Lee, Yajuan Liu, Jun Chen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2020

This book presents up-to-date research developments and novel methodologies to solve various stability and control problems of dynamic systems with time delays. First, it provides the new introduction of integral and summation inequalities for stability analysis of nominal time-delay systems in continuous and discrete time domain, and presents corresponding stability conditions for the nominal system and an applicable nonlinear system. Next, it investigates several control problems for dynamic systems with delays including H(infinity) control problem Event-triggered control problems; Dynamic output feedback control problems; Reliable sampled-data control problems. Finally, some application topics covering filtering, state estimation, and synchronization are considered. The book will be a valuable resource and guide for graduate students, scientists, and engineers in the system sciences and control communities.

Modelling and Implementation of Complex Systems Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium, MISC 2020, Batna, Algeria, October 24-26, 2020

Modelling and Implementation of Complex Systems Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium, MISC 2020, Batna, Algeria, October 24-26, 2020

Author: Salim Chikhi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2020

This proceedings book gives a new vision and real progress towards more difficult problems resolution. In trying to solve the problems we face every day in the complex world we are living, we are constantly developing artificial systems and increasingly complex middleware. Indeed, the research works contained in this book address a large spread of nowadays topics like IoT architectures, communication and routing protocols, smart systems, software defined networks (SDNs), natural language processing (NLP), social media, health systems, machine intelligence and data science, soft computing and optimization, and software technology. This book, which is a selective collection of research papers accepted by the international program committee of the 6th International Symposium on Modelling and Implementation of Complex Systems (MISC 2020), considers intelligence (CI) more as a way of thinking about problems. It includes a mix of old efficient (Fuzzy, NN, GA) and modern AI techniques (deep learning and CNN). The whole complex systems research community finds in this book an appropriate way to approach problems that have no algorithmic solution and finds many well-formulated technical challenges.

Progress in Turbulence VIII

Progress in Turbulence VIII

Author: Ramis OErlu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

This volume collects the edited and reviewed contributions presented in the 8th iTi Conference on Turbulence, held in Bertinoro, Italy, in September 2018. In keeping with the spirit of the conference, the book was produced afterwards, so that the authors had the opportunity to incorporate comments and discussions raised during the event. The respective contributions, which address both fundamental and applied aspects of turbulence, have been structured according to the following main topics: I TheoryII Wall-bounded flowsIII Simulations and modellingIV ExperimentsV Miscellaneous topicsVI Wind energy

Bifurcation and Stability in Nonlinear Discrete Systems

Bifurcation and Stability in Nonlinear Discrete Systems

Author: Albert C. J. Luo Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This book focuses on bifurcation and stability in nonlinear discrete systems, including monotonic and oscillatory stability. It presents the local monotonic and oscillatory stability and bifurcation of period-1 fixed-points on a specific eigenvector direction, and discusses the corresponding higher-order singularity of fixed-points. Further, it explores the global analysis of monotonic and oscillatory stability of fixed-points in 1-dimensional discrete systems through 1-dimensional polynomial discrete systems. Based on the Yin-Yang theory of nonlinear discrete systems, the book also addresses the dynamics of forward and backward nonlinear discrete systems, and the existence conditions of fixed-points in said systems. Lastly, in the context of local analysis, it describes the normal forms of nonlinear discrete systems and infinite-fixed-point discrete systems. Examining nonlinear discrete systems from various perspectives, the book helps readers gain a better understanding of the nonlinear dynamics of such systems.

Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks III

Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks III

Author: Fakhteh Ghanbarnejad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This book bridges the gap between advances in the communities of computer science and physics--namely machine learning and statistical physics. It contains diverse but relevant topics in statistical physics, complex systems, network theory, and machine learning. Examples of such topics are: predicting missing links, higher-order generative modeling of networks, inferring network structure by tracking the evolution and dynamics of digital traces, recommender systems, and diffusion processes. The book contains extended versions of high-quality submissions received at the workshop, Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks (doocn.org), together with new invited contributions. The chapters will benefit a diverse community of researchers. The book is suitable for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and professors of various disciplines including sociology, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Elderly Health Services and Remote Health Monitoring

Elderly Health Services and Remote Health Monitoring

Author: Lumin Chen, Yihao Li, Lina Han, Liang Yuan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2020

This book focuses on typical health services and remote monitoring methods, such as visual recognition and deep learning. Chiefly addressing the design and simulation of rehabilitation devices, and the evaluation of their effects on various diseases, it offers a valuable resource for professional researchers and graduate students in the fields of elderly medicine, signal processing, and rehabilitation.

Characterization of Neural Activity Using Complex Network Theory

Characterization of Neural Activity Using Complex Network Theory

Author: Javier Gomez-Pilar Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

This book reports on the development and assessment of a novel framework for studying neural interactions (the connectome) and their dynamics (the chronnectome). Using EEG recordings taken during an auditory oddball task performed by 48 patients with schizophrenia and 87 healthy controls, and applying local and network measures, changes in brain activation from pre-stimulus to cognitive response were assessed, and significant differences were observed between the patients and controls. This book investigates the source of the network abnormalities and presents new evidence for the disconnection hypothesis and the aberrant salience hypothesis with regard to schizophrenia. Moreover, it puts forward a novel approach to combining local regularity measures and graph measures in order to characterize schizophrenia brain dynamics, and presents interesting findings on the regularity of brain patterns in healthy control subjects versus patients with schizophrenia. Besides providing new evidence for the disconnection hypothesis, it offers a source of inspiration for future research directions in the field.

Nature-Inspired Networking

Nature-Inspired Networking

Author: Phan Cong-Vinh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Nature-inspired includes, roughly speaking, bio-inspired + physical-inspired + social-inspired + and so on. This book contains highly original contributions about how nature is going to shape networking systems of the future. Hence, it focuses on rigorous approaches and cutting-edge solutions, which encompass three classes of major methods: 1) Those that take inspiration from nature for the development of novel problem solving techniques; 2) Those that are based on the use of networks to synthesize natural phenomena; and 3) Those that employ natural materials to compute or communicate.

Novel Approaches to Information Systems Design

Novel Approaches to Information Systems Design

Author: Naveen Prakash Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Though traditionally information systems have been centralized, these systems are now distributed over the web. This requires a re-investigation into the way information systems are modeled and designed. Because of this new function, critical problems, including security, never-fail systems, and quality of service have begun to emerge. Novel Approaches to Information Systems Design is an essential publication that explores the most recent, cutting-edge research in information systems and exposes the reader to emerging but relatively mature models and techniques in the area. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as big data, business intelligence, and energy efficiency, this publication is ideally designed for managers, administrators, system developers, information system engineers, researchers, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking coverage on critical components of information systems.

Control Theory of Infinite-Dimensional Systems

Control Theory of Infinite-Dimensional Systems

Author: Joachim Kerner Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2020

This book presents novel results by participants of the conference Control theory of infinite-dimensional systems that took place in January 2018 at the FernUniversitat in Hagen. Topics include well-posedness, controllability, optimal control problems as well as stability of linear and nonlinear systems, and are covered by world-leading experts in these areas. A distinguishing feature of the contributions in this volume is the particular combination of researchers from different fields in mathematics working in an interdisciplinary fashion on joint projects in mathematical system theory. More explicitly, the fields of partial differential equations, semigroup theory, mathematical physics, graph and network theory as well as numerical analysis are all well-represented.