Advanced Computing Concepts and Techniques in Control Engineering

  • Michael J. Denham
  • Alan J. Laub

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NATO ASI F, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Artifical Intelligence and Expert Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Robin B. Cockett
      Pages 3-30
    3. O. Akhrif, G. L. Blankenship
      Pages 53-80
    4. J. P. Chancelier, C. Gomez, J. P. Quadrat, A. Sulem
      Pages 81-125
  3. Discrete-Event and Distributed Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. W. M. Wonham
      Pages 129-169
    3. Jeff Kramer, Jeff Magee, Morris Sloman
      Pages 237-255
    4. P. Martin Larsen, F. J. Evans
      Pages 257-286
  4. Algorithms for Advanced Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. K. A. Gallivan, A. H. Sameh
      Pages 289-359
    3. Alan J. Laub, Judith D. Gardiner
      Pages 361-390
    4. J.-P. Charlier, M. Vanbegin, P. Van Dooren
      Pages 409-433
  5. Contributed Papers

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 519-521

About these proceedings


Computational concepts and techniques have always played a major role in control engineering since the first computer-based control systems were put into operation over twenty years ago. This role has in fact been accelerating over the intervening years as the sophistication of the computing methods and tools available, as well as the complexity of the control problems they have been used to solve, have also increased. In particular, the introduction of the microprocessor and its use as a low-cost computing element in a distributed computer control system has had a profound effect on the way in which the design and implementation of a control system is carried out and, to some extent, on the theory which underlies the basic design strategies. The development of interactive computing has encouraged a substantial growth in the use of computer­ aided design methods and robust and efficient numerical algorithms have been produced to support these methods. Major advances have also taken place in the languages used for control system implementation, notably the recent introduction of Ada'", a language whose design is based on some very fundamental computer science concepts derived and developed over the past decade. With the extremely high rate of change in the field of computer science, the more recent developments have outpaced their incorporation into new control system design and implementation techniques.


algorithms artificial intelligence computer architecture control expert system intelligence knowledge base memory modeling optimization processor

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Denham
    • 1
  • Alan J. Laub
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ComputingPlymouth PolytechnicPlymouth, DevonUK
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83550-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83548-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1248
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