Springer Handbook of Automation

  • Shimon Y. Nof

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxv
  2. Development and Impacts of Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-143
    2. Christopher Bissell
      Pages 53-69
    3. Piercarlo Ravazzi, Agostino Villa
      Pages 93-116
    4. Alkan Donmez, Johannes A. Soons
      Pages 117-126
    5. Peter Terwiesch, Christopher Ganz
      Pages 127-143
  3. Automation Theory and Scientific Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-313
    2. Alberto Isidori
      Pages 147-172
    3. István Vajk, Jenő Hetthéssy, Ruth Bars
      Pages 173-198
    4. Jianming Lian, Stanislaw H. Żak
      Pages 199-219
    5. John Oommen, Sudip Misra
      Pages 221-235
    6. Nicholas Kottenstette, Panos J. Antsaklis
      Pages 237-248
    7. Dana S. Nau
      Pages 249-268
    8. P. Pat Banerjee
      Pages 269-278
    9. Anibal Ollero, Ángel R. Castaño
      Pages 279-294
    10. Daniel W. Repperger, Chandler A. Phillips
      Pages 295-304
    11. Richard D. Patton, Peter C. Patton
      Pages 305-313
  4. Automation Design: Theory, Elements, and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-525
    2. Rolf Isermann
      Pages 317-331
    3. Wootae Jeong
      Pages 333-348
    4. Yoshiharu Inaba, Shinsuke Sakakibara
      Pages 349-363
    5. Alessandro Pasetti, Walter Schaufelberger (Δ)
      Pages 365-380
    6. Christian Dannegger
      Pages 381-404
    7. Jackson He, Enrique Castro-Leon
      Pages 405-416
    8. John D. Lee, Bobbie D. Seppelt
      Pages 417-436
    9. Mary L. Cummings, Sylvain Bruni
      Pages 437-447
    10. Luis Basañez, Raúl Suárez
      Pages 449-468
    11. Francisco P. Maturana, Dan L. Carnahan, Kenwood H. Hall
      Pages 469-486
    12. Mitsuo Gen, Lin Lin
      Pages 487-502
    13. Xin W. Chen, Shimon Y. Nof
      Pages 503-525
  5. Automation Design: Theory and Methods for Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-695
    2. Thomas F. Edgar, Juergen Hahn
      Pages 529-543
    3. Friedrich Pinnekamp
      Pages 545-558
    4. Friedrich Pinnekamp
      Pages 559-569
    5. Dieter Spath, Martin Braun, Wilhelm Bauer
      Pages 571-598
    6. Xavier Delorme, Alexandre Dolgui, Mohamed Essafi, Laurent Linxe, Damien Poyard
      Pages 599-617
    7. Florin-Gheorghe Filip, Kauko Leiviskä
      Pages 619-638
    8. Gary R. Bertoline, Nathan Hartman, Nicoletta Adamo-Villani
      Pages 639-652
    9. Deming Chen
      Pages 653-670
    10. Mark R. Lehto, Mary F. Lesch, William J. Horrey
      Pages 671-695
  6. Automation Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 697-833
    2. José A. Ceroni
      Pages 699-713
    3. Heinz-Hermann Erbe (∆)
      Pages 715-733
    4. Gérard Morel, Jean-François Pétin, Timothy L. Johnson
      Pages 735-747
    5. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Matthew Verleger
      Pages 767-778

About this book


Automation is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension and plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and in our daily lives. Engineers combine automated devices with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems for a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities. The Springer Handbook of Automation incorporates these new developments and presents a widespread and well-structured conglomeration of new emerging application areas of automation. Besides manufacturing as a primary application of automation, the handbook provides the most advanced, comprehensive, and balanced coverage of the technical and engineering aspects of automation. It covers all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation and material handling, and contains new application areas such as medical systems and health, transportation, security and maintenance, service, construction and retail as well as production or logistics.

This Springer Handbook, edited by an internationally renowned and experienced expert is not only an ideal resource for automation experts but also for people new to this expanding field such as engineers, computer scientists, designers.

Key Topics

› Development and impacts of automation
› Theory and scientific foundations
› Design theory, elements, and methods including integration
› Industrial automation, infrastructure and service
› Medical and healthcare systems
› Home, office, and enterprise automation


› Contains over 1005 color illustrations (including 222 four-color)
many from real-world industry sources and 149 tables
› Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals
› Ideal resource not only for automation experts
› Emphasizes concepts over extensive mathematical derivations
› Goes beyond the applications in industrial settings
› Cross-referenced parts and chapters with summaries
› Detailed index and fully searchable DVD-ROM
guarantee quick access to data and links to other sources


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shimon Y. Nof
    • 1
  1. 1.PRISM Center, and School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78830-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78831-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8692
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8706
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