The International Series on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems

Introduction to Discrete Event Systems

Authors: Cassandras, Christos G., Lafortune, St├ęphane

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A substantial portion of this book is a revised version of Discrete Event Systems: Modeling and Performance Analysis (1993), which was written by the first author and received the 1999 Harold Chestnut Prize, awarded by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for best control engineering textbook. This new expanded book is a comprehensive introduction to the field of discrete event systems, emphasizing breadth of coverage and accessibility of the material to readers with different backgrounds. Its key feature is the emphasis placed on a unified modeling framework that transcends specific application areas and allows linking of the following topics in a coherent manner: language and automata theory, supervisory control, Petri net theory, (max,+) algebra, Markov chains and queueing theory, discrete-event simulation, perturbation analysis, and concurrent estimation techniques.

Introduction to Discrete Event Systems will be of interest to advanced-level students in a variety of disciplines where the study of discrete event systems is relevant: control, communications, computer engineering, computer science, manufacturing engineering, operations research, and industrial engineering.

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"Overall, the reviewers find this book to be an excellent textbook for a senior-level undergraduate course and a beginning graduate course on discrete-events systems. It can also be a valuable reference book for practicing engineers who want to understand DES and gain insights on how to develop, implement, and control such systems. This is a unique and special book available in the market providing a complete and thorough presentation of DES modeling, performance analysis, to control and optimization. The examples contained in this book are well explained and are a valuable resource for both purposes.
While it would be an excellent textbook for a senior or master's level course in systems, industrial or electrical engineering and computer science, all systems researchers and practitioners would find this book interesting and useful."
Automatica, 37 (2001)

"The authors have also taken care to provide teachers with a clear road-map that is suited to the level (undergraduate or graduate) of their students. Therefore, this book is well suited as a textbook for (introductory) courses on DES at the senior undergraduate level or the graduate level. In conclusion, this interesting book is a very nice addition to the literature. It gives an excellent and extensive introduction to the field of DES. As such it is recommended literature for both students and researchers interested in DES."
Mathematical Reviews 2002f


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Systems and Models

    Cassandras, Christos G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-59

  • Languages and Automata

    Cassandras, Christos G. (et al.)

    Pages 61-133

  • Supervisory Control

    Cassandras, Christos G. (et al.)

    Pages 135-224

  • Petri Nets

    Cassandras, Christos G. (et al.)

    Pages 225-273

  • Timed Models

    Cassandras, Christos G. (et al.)

    Pages 275-316

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Discrete Event Systems
Authors
Series Title
The International Series on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4070-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4070-7
Series ISSN
1388-4328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 823
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