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Author IFAC Conference on Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability Through Automation (2006 : Prishtina, Kosovo)

Title Improving Stability in Developing Nations Through Automation 2006 : a Proceedings Volume from the IFAC Conference on Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability through Automation ISA '06, 15-17 June 2006, Prishtina, Kosovo / edited by P. Kopacek
Published Oxford : Elsevier for International Federation of Automatic Control, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 117 pages) : illustrations
Contents Survey Papers -- Mechatronics Education and International Stability -- The Development of University-Level Education Programmes in Advanced Engineering in Kosovo / P. Kopacek [and others] -- 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. Ceccarelli [and others] -- A Mechatronics Management Laboratory / P. Kopacek -- Various -- Social Stability in a Stressed Ecosystem / F. Kile -- Critical Infrastructure / eR. Genser -- Decision Making in Toc-Product-Mix Selection Via Fuzzy Cost Function Optimization / A. Bhattacharya [and others] -- 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. Stankovski [and others] -- Energy -- The Economics and Politics of Energy Generation / M.A. Hersh -- Economic, Ethical and Cultural Aspects of ICT Change / J.B. Lewoc [and others] -- Automation, Control and Supervision of Combined Heat and Power Systems / J.B. Lewoc [and others] -- Robotsoccer -- Coordination of the Muli Agent System and its Application to Robot Soccer / A. Pajaziti [and others] -- 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. Erbe [and others]
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Automatic control -- Congresses.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kopacek, Peter.
International Federation of Automatic Control.
ISBN 0080454062
0080467644 (electronic bk.)
9780080467641 (electronic bk.)