Improving Stability In Developing Nations Through Automation 2006

Paperback | May 16, 1994

byPeter KopacekEditorPeter Kopacek

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Technological development has caused profound changes and social stability. Regions which have had stable populations for centuries have experienced enormous population growth leading to the emergence of sometimes unmanageable megaplex cities as well as bringing about macroscopic environmental change. The scope of this IFAC SWIIS Conference is to offer insights into mitigating unwanted side-effects of rapid development and to share methodologies for appropriate ways of managing the introduction of technologies which will alter social stability.Contributions included in this volume cover a very broad field of interest for subjects such as social aspects of technology transfer, managing the introduction of technological change, ethical aspects, technology and environmental stability, and anticipating secondary and tertiary effects of technological development. * 3 survey papers, 17 technical papers and a summary of the panel discussion* Bringing together scientists and engineers working in these subjects to discuss solutions

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Technological development has caused profound changes and social stability. Regions which have had stable populations for centuries have experienced enormous population growth leading to the emergence of sometimes unmanageable megaplex cities as well as bringing about macroscopic environmental change. The scope of this IFAC SWIIS Confe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 11.69 × 8.25 × 0.68 inPublished:May 16, 1994Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Survey Papers
Mechatronics Education and International Stability
The Development of University-Level Education Programmes in Advanced Engineering in Kosovo (P. Kopaceket al.).
Terrorism, Human Rights and Ethics: A Modelling Approach (M. Hersh).
Energy Providing and Consumption can Cause Instability (H.-H. Erbe, P. Kopacek).

Mechatronics
A Role of Mechanical Engineering in Mechatronics
(M. Ceccarelliet al.).
A Mechatronics Management Laboratory (P. Kopacek).

Various
Social Stability in a Stressed Ecosystem (F. Kile).
Critical Infrastructure (R. Genser).
Decision Making in Toc-Product-Mix Selection Via Fuzzy Cost Function Optimization (A. Bhattacharyaet al.).
Learnmaths: A Case Study of the Development of Learning Software to Support Social Inclusion (M.A. Hersh, L. Stapleton).

Privacy, Security and Ethical Issues
Current Ethical Scruples Concerning Information Engineering (T. Vamos).
Complexity of Social System Cybernetics: Risk And Uncertainty Management in Negotiations (J. Stankovskiet al.).

Energy
The Economics and Politics of Energy Generation (M.A. Hersh).
Economic, Ethical and Cultural Aspects of ICT Change (J.B. Lewocet al.).
Automation, Control and Supervision of Combined Heat and Power Systems (J.B. Lewocet al.).

Robotsoccer
Coordination of the Muli Agent System and its Application to Robot Soccer (A. Pajazitiet al.).
Humanoid Robots for Human Life Support (E. Schierer).
Strategies and Prediction in Multi-Agent Systems (M.-W. Han).

Panel Discussion
Control Strategies for a Sustainable Future (H. Erbeet al..).