The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications

Discrete Event Systems, Manufacturing Systems, and Communication Networks

Editors: Kumar, P.R., Varaiya, Pravin (Eds.)

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This IMA Volume in Mathematics and its Applications DISCRETE EVENT SYSTEMS, MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS is based on the proceedings of a workshop that was an integral part of the 1992-93 IMA program on "Control Theory. " The study of discrete event dynamical systems (DEDS) has become rapidly popular among researchers in systems and control, in communication networks, in manufacturing, and in distributed computing. This development has created problems for re­ searchers and potential "consumers" of the research. The first problem is the veritable Babel of languages, formalisms, and approaches, which makes it very difficult to determine the commonalities and distinctions among the competing schools of approaches. The second, related, problem arises from the different traditions, paradigms, values, and experience that scholars bring to their study of DEDS, depending on whether they come from control, com­ munication, computer science, or mathematical logic. As a result, intellectual exchange among scholars becomes compromised by unexplicated assumptions. The purpose of the Workshop was to promote exchange among scholars representing some of the major "schools" of thought in DEDS with the hope that (1) greater clarity will be achieved thereby, and (2) cross-fertilization will lead to more fruitful questions. We thank P. R. Kumar and P. P. Varaiya for organizing the workshop and editing the proceedings. We also take this opportunity to thank the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office, whose financial support made the workshop possible. A vner Friedman Willard Miller, Jr.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Markovian Fragments of COCOLOG Theories

    Caines, P. E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • On-Line Optimization of Queues Using Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis

    Chong, Edwin K. P.

    Pages 41-57

  • A New Paradigm for Stochastic Optimization and Parallel Simulation

    Ho, Y. C.

    Pages 59-72

  • Dynamic Set-Up Scheduling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Design and Stability of Near Optimal General Round Robin Policies

    Hu, Junjie (et al.)

    Pages 73-104

  • Homomorphic Reduction of Coordination Analysis

    Kurshan, R. P.

    Pages 105-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discrete Event Systems, Manufacturing Systems, and Communication Networks
Editors
  • P.R. Kumar
  • Pravin Varaiya
Series Title
The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications
Series Volume
73
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9347-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9347-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-97987-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-9349-8
Series ISSN
0940-6573
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 253
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