Directions in Large-Scale Systems Many-Person Optimization and Decentralized Control by Y.K. Ho
  

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Directions in Large-Scale Systems Many-Person Optimization and Decentralized Control by Y.K. Ho

This book is the record of papers presented at the Conference on Directions in Decentralized Control, Many-Person Optimization, and Large-Scale Systems held at the Colonial Hilton Inn, Wakefield, Massachusetts from September 1-3, 1975. Our motivation for organizing such a conference was two fold. Firstly, the last few years have seen a great deal of activity in the field of Large-Scale Systems Theory and it has been certainly one of the dominant themes of research in the disciplines of Systems and Control Theory. It therefore seemed appropriate to try and take stock of what had been accomplished and also try to invent l the future directions of research in this field. Secondly, the 6th World IFAC Conference was being held in Cambridge, Massachusetts the week earlier and it provided an ideal opportunity for taking advantage of the presence of a large number of specialists from all parts of the world to organize a small conference where a free exchange of ideas could take place. It is left to the readers of this volume to judge to what extent we have been successful in our above- mentioned goals. There is no accepted definition of what constitutes a large- scale system nor what large-scale system theory is. While this diversity does suggest that the field {whatever it may turn out to be} is in a state of flux, it does not necessarily imply chaos.

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Format

Hardback
434 pages

Author

Y.K. Ho
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Publisher

Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers an imprint of Springer Science+Business Media

Publication date

1st May 1976

ISBN

9780306309373


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