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Author Reveliotis, Spyros A.

Title Real-time management of resource allocation systems : a discrete event systems approach / Spyros A. Reveliotis
Published New York : Springer, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 242 pages) : illustrations
Series International series in operations research & management science
International series in operations research & management science.
Contents Resource Allocation Systems: Concepts and Problems -- Logical Control of Disjunctive / Conjunctive Resource Allocation Systems -- Sequential RAS Admitting Optimal Nonblocking Supervision of Polynomial Complexity -- Polynomial-Kernel Nonblocking Supervisory Control Policies for Single-Unit RAS -- Logical Control of RAS with Complex Process Flows -- Performance-Oriented Modelling and Control of Logically Controlled RAS -- Epilogue
Summary "This book proposes a control paradigm that offers a comprehensive and integrated solution to, both, the behavioral / logical and the performance-oriented control problems underlying the management of the resource allocation taking place in the aforementioned highly automated technological applications. Building upon a series of fairly recent results from Discrete Event Systems theory, the proposed paradigm is distinguished by: (i) its robustness to the experienced stochasticities and operational contingencies; (ii) its scalability to the large-scale nature of the target technological applications; and (iii) its operational efficiency. These three properties are supported through the adoption of a "closed-loop" structure for the proposed control scheme, and also, through a pertinent decomposition of the overall control function to a logical and a performance-oriented controller for the underlying resource allocation. Real-time Management of Resource Allocation Systems provides a rigorous study of the control problems addressed by each of these two controllers, and of their integration to a unified control function. A notion of optimal control is formulated for each of these problems, but it turns out that the corresponding optimal policies are computationally intractable. Hence, a large part of the book is devoted to the development of effective and computationally efficient approximations for these optimal control policies, especially for those that correspond to the more novel logical control problem."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
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Subject Real-time data processing.
Operations research.
Discrete-time systems.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004062573
ISBN 038723960X (Cloth)
0387239677 (electronic bk.)
9780387239606 (Cloth)
9780387239675 (electronic bk.)