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International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems: Current topics in cybernetics and systems

Author: Rose, John (editor) Meeting: 4th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems Amsterdam, Holland, August 21-25, 1978Publisher: Springer, 1978.Language: EnglishDescription: 409 p. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 3540089772Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexContents Note: Includes chapter by Spyros Makridakis "Morphogenesis and management: some implications", p. 268-269
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Includes chapter by Spyros Makridakis "Morphogenesis and management: some implications", p. 268-269


Current Topics in Cybernetics and Systems
Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress
of Cybernetics & Systems 21-25 August, 1978
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
List of Contents
B. D. JOSEPHSON (U.K.) A Theoretical Analysis of Higher states of Consciousness
and Meditation 3
G. RADEMAKER (Netherlands) Modelling and Simulation of Macro-Social Systems
for Cybernetic Purposes 4
J. RANDERS (Norway) The Potential in Simulation of Macro-Social Processes
or How to he a Useful Builder of Simulation
Models 6
A. RAPOPORT (U.S.A.) Simulation-Reality: A Feedback Loop 7
H. A. SIMON (U.S.A.) Simulation of Large-Scale Systems by Aggregation 8
D. FIRNBERG (U.K.) To be Effective, Privacy Needs Security! 13
F. HONDIUS (France) Computer Privacy—Regulatory Aspects 15
J. C. LAUTSCH (U.S.A.) Computers and the Law of Privacy: The American
Experience 17
Y. MASUDA (Japan) Privacy in the Future Information Society 18
J. F. ENGELBERGER (U.S.A.) Robotics and Society 23
I. KATO (Japan) The Future of Robotics 28
M. W. THRING (U.K.) Telechirics 29
H. J. WARNECKE, R. D. SCHRAFT and Industrial Robot Today—Structure and Application 30
S. S. AGAIAN and A Note on the Construction of Hadamard Matrices 35
M. ALFONSECA (Spain) Automatic Solution of Syllogisms and Sorites 36
C. ARCELLI and G. SANNITI DI BAJA (Italy) Role of Elongatedness in Digital Figure Compression 37
C. B. BALOGH and M. E. BALOGH (U.S.A.) On a Learning System 38
A. GHOSE (India) Machine Intelligence and a Constructive Epistemology
A. GHOSE (India) Designing C.A.I. on Some Ideas of Artificial Intelligence
R. GLANVILLE (U.K.) The Model's Dimensions: A Form for Argument 42
R. GLANVILLE and P. JACKSON (U.K.) Theory of Model Dimensions to Relational Databases 43
I. M. KREIN (U.S.S.R.) Representation of the Environment in a Complex
Heterogeneous Stationary Random Medium 44
G. E. LASKER (Canada) Interactive Mobile Automata: Deterministic Models 45
A. LOCKER (Austria) Elements of a Cybernetic Theory of Purposiveness 47
G. F. LUGER (U.K.) The Mechanics Problem Solver: A Problem and
Goal-Driven Inferencing System 49
M. J. MAGEE (U.S.A.) Using Transducer Tremor to Refine Gray Level
Images 51
V. MASNIKOSA (Yugoslavia) Artificial Intelligence Structure Based on Associative
Space 52
L. J. MAZLACK (Canada) An AI Archetype 54
M. R. MILLAN and Using Natural Language in a CAI System: The
P. L. DA R. FILHO (Brazil) Knowledge Base 55
H. NOMURA (Japan) A Model for Knowledge Acquisition Systems with
Problem Solver 59
E. P. L. PASSOS, R. L. DE CARVALHO Communication Predicates: A Complete Strategy for and
S. R. PEIXOTO (Brazil) Resolution-Based Theorems-Provers: An Evaluation
of an Implementation 60
F. D. PESCHANEL (F.R.G.) Optimal Information Reduction Systems Require
Multi-Layer-Structures 63
H.-J. SCHEK (F.R.G.) Automatic Error Detection in Natural Language
Words 64
A. SCHREURS and H. BAART (Netherlands) Cybernetics and Conceptual Analysis 65
L. SIKLÓSSY and J. DREUSSI (U.S.A.) Negative Goals and Forbidden States 66
S. N. SRIHARI (U.S.A.) Efficient Measurement Selection in Invariant Pattern
Recognition 67
P. TANCIG, I. BRATKO and Mental Set Revisited in the Forma! Manner 68
S. TANCIG (Yugoslavia)
P. ZUNDE (U.S.A.) On the Problem of Representation 69
I. ASSA and T. PETROV (Bulgaria) Cybernetic Approach to the Management of Economic
Systems 73
J. Y. AULOGE, M. J. CAPRANO and Evolution of an Input–Output Leontief Matrix 74
J. BAJEC (Yugoslavia) The Correspondence System as a Method of Interdependence
Measurement in Comparative Development
Analyses 76
S. BÎRLEA, T. HOMOS and C. SUCIU (Romania) Applied Entropie Concepts for Establishing the
Organisational Level in Machines Building Enterprises
A. CHIKÀN (Hungary) The National Economy, as a Material Stock and
Flow System 79
E. A. DANIELIAN (U.S.S.R.) Asymptotical Investigation of the Virtual Waiting
Time for Priority Queues in a Busy Store 80
W. DREGER (D.D.R.) Systematic and Goal-Oriented Targets for Systems
Planning 81
M. DUBOIS (Belgium) Limits to Modeling and Optimal Control of Dynamic
Systems in an Economy: Towards Another Operations
Research 82
B. HENGST (U.K.) Development and Implementation of a Hierarchical
Computer Aided Company Planning System 83
T. ISHIHARA (Japan) Cybernetics of Technology and Economic Growth 85
A. G. KEFALAS (U.S.A) Managing a Steady-State Firm. A Cybernetic
Framework 86
N. J. T. A. KRAMER (The Netherlands) Controlled Problem Solving in Management 87
A. KRAN (U.S.A.) System Simulation and Cybernetics Affirm Potential
of Low Cost Solar Power 88
H. G. LAUENROTH (D.D.R.) Algorithmic Systems with Hierarchical Structure for
Control of Economic Processes 90
M. LUKKA (Finland) The Environmental Effects of Economical Growth--A
Two-Level Mathematical Model 92
J. A. DOMINGUEZ MACHUCA (Spain) The Choice of Policies in Socioeconomic Systems by
System Dynamics (Presentation of a Real Case) 94
V. MATE (Yugoslavia) "Resistance" Towards Change and Its Effect on Decision-
Making 95
H. MYOKEN (Japan) Economic Cybernetics of Informatics: Decision and
Control 96
H. MYOKEN and Y. UCHIDA (Japan) A System Modelling for the World Economy and
Control Simulation Analysis: A Two-Country Case 97
S. OSTOJI (Yugoslavia) Information Structure of Multi-Level Planning Processes
in Self-Management Environment 98
V. PESCARU and I. CATONA (Romania) The Development of Management Systems for Data
Banks with Facilities for Calculations on Tree-Like
Information Structures 99
S. PETROVIC-LAZAREVIČ (Yugoslavia) Self-Management Social Welfare Model 101
M. PISEK (Czechoslovakia) Stochastic Experiments with an Econometric Model 102
G. A. POPOV (U.S.S.R.) Some Remarks on the Theorem of Gnedenko and
Soloviev 103
J. RUDOLPH (D.D.R.) An Analytical Model for the Material Transformation
Process 104
D. STODOLSKY (U.S.A.) Information Systems for Self-Management 106
R. STOJANOVIĆ (Yugoslavia) The Role of the Motivation System in the Optimization
of Complex Economic System 107
R. TOMKINS and R. J. BETTS (U.K.) Theory and Practice with a System Dynamic.s Model
of the U.K. Economy l09
J. VOBOŘIL (Czechoslovakia) Computational Experiments with an Economic System
Model 110
M. WALKER, D. ELLIOTT, P. McCABE and A Cost Abatement Model of the River Tees (in the
D. STOREY (U.K.) U.K.) 112
J. WĘGLARZ (Poland) On Certain Models of Resource Allocation Problems 113
Y. ALEKAL (U.S.A.) Some Aspects of Automated Quality Control 117
A. ATHANASSOV (G.D.R.) On the Dual Adaptive Control of Stochastic Systems 119
S. BAJUREANU and C. BUDA (Romania) An Application of the Bajureanu-Buda Criteria in
On--Off Control Systems 120
G. BARTOLINI, G. CASALINO, F. DAVOLI, Algorithms for Direct Digital Control and their
R. MINCIARDI and R. ZOPPOLI (Italy) Implementation on Micro-Computers 121
M. EREMIA and A. V. GHEORGHE (Romania) The Stability of Large-Scale Systems in the Face of
Small Perturbations 122
A. V. GHEORGHE (Romania) Information and Coherence in Large-Scale Energy
System Design 123
B. GLIKSMAN (Poland) Decision Tables in Computer-Aided Engineering Projects
T. A. HYDE and D. W. C. SHEN (U.S.A.) A New Method for Optimizing Systems with Bounded-
State Variables 125
C. R. JOHNSON JR. (U.S.A.) Adaptive Control via Input Matching Despite Plant
Structure Uncertainty 128
E. C. KOENIG (U.S.A.) Application of Some Rules of Propositional Calculus
w the Design of Digital Systems: Introduction and
Elimination Rules 130
T. POSTON (Switzerland) Stability of Correct Reasoning 131
B. H. RUDALL, R. F. W. COATES and A Compiler Technique for Modelling Multiprocessor
N. T. SHEPHEARD (U.K.) Systems Utilising Microprocessors of Arbitrary
Architecture 132
L. L. TÖVISSI, I. T. IVAN, E. N. MOSCOVICI A Model System for the Management of Discon-
1. T. MIHAI, G. A. BALTATEANU and tinuous Processes in a Production Sector 133
I. N. URSATEANU (Romania)
J. A. G. ZORBAS (Iran) Man's Reliability Under Operator Stress 135
C. BILCIU and G. DIACONESCU (Romania) The Information System for Educational Management
Activity 139
M. C. BOTEZ and M. CELAC (Romania) Evolution Through Learning: An Image-Making
Oriented Approach 141
D. F. CAHN and J. J. HERR (U.S.A.) Automatic Database Mapping and Translation
Methods 142
F. COLLOT, M. BOUMOKRA, R. CASSE and Concept of P-Information 143
J. RICARD (France)
R. DE MORI and E. PICCOLO (Italy) Automatic Detection and Recognition of Vowels in
Continuous Speech 143
J. L. ELOHIM (Mexico) Towards a Scientific Theory of Pedagogy 145
W. GOFEMAN and M. L. PAO (U.S.A.) An Automatic Information System for Self-Learning 146
T. C. HELVEY (U.S.A.) Psycho-Cybernetics of Human Behaviour with Special
Reference to Learning Deficiency in Children 147
A. IRTEM (Turkey) Simulation of Free Will 148
K. LOWE (U.K.) A Cybernetic Teaching System for Undergraduate
Engineers 150
B. MICHAEL JAMES (U.K.) Some Systems Concepts and Educational Systems
Development 151
C. MUSÈS (U.S.A.) Psycho-Cultural Cybernetics: The Psycho-Dynamic
Cybernetics of Acculturation 154
A. NIGRO (Italy) Learning as Decoding 156
C. NIZNIK-WALTER (U.S.A.) Modelling of Computer Communication Networks via
Probabilistic Automata 157
S. ODOHLEJA (Romania) Diversity and Unity in Cybernetics 158
T. RADECKI (Poland) A Model of a Document Retrieval System Based on
the Conception of Semantic Disjunctive Normal
Form 159
N. P. REDDY (U.S.A.) Information, Entropy and Knowledge 161
G. H. R. REISIG (U.S.A.) Analysis of Nonstationary Data-Sets by Information-
Filtering 163
B. H. RUDALL (U.K.) A Cybernetic Approach to the Specification and
Interfacing of Software Modules 164
A. M. SANDI (Romania) Learning Through New Information—A changing
Structure Oriented Approach 165
N. A. SCHMAJUK and E. T. SEGURA Cybernetic Approach to Escape Learning in Toads 166
D. R. STEG and R. SCHULMAN (U.S.A.) Universally Shared Attributes of Human Behaviour 169
G. E. VERESS, T. BLICKLE, I. ISASZEGI-VASS, Application of the Structure Theory in Learning Sys-
E. PUNGOR and K. SEITZ (Hungary) tems 170
E. BERNARD-WEIL, P. NELSON, S. SELLAM, A Model for the Regulation of Agonistic-Antagonistic
P. CURTZ and Y. CHERRUAULT (France) Couple in the Field of Medical Therapeutics,
Mathematical Study and Other Applications 175
G. CHAUVET and P. Six (France) Theoretical Analysis of Bronchial Elasticity and
Regional Inequalities in the Ventilation Mechanism 176
Y. CHERRUAULT and A. OUILLEZ (France) Analytical Solution of a Respiration Model 178
CHUN CHIANG (Taiwan) Cybernetic Elucidation of the Nerve Action Potential 179
J. T. CORLETT, T. W. CALVERT and The Cybernetics of Human Physical Performance 180
E. W. BANISTER (Canada)
V. DROZEN (Czechoslovakia) Combinatory Spaces and Memory 183
W. DÜCHTING (F.R.G.) Simulation of Disturbed Cell Renewal Systems by
Means of a Microprocessor System 184
M. DUPUY (France) Operating Model of the Nephron 186
T. B. FOWLER (U.S.A.) A Thermodynamic Definition of the Computer and
Its Application to Biological Systems 187
B. K. GILBERT, L. M. KRUEGER, Application of Optimized Parallel Processing Digital
E. R. SWARTZLANDER JR., D. E. ATKINS, Computers and Numerical Approximation Methods
A. CHU and E. L. RITMAN (U.S.A.) to the Ultra-High Speed Three Dimensional
Reconstruction of the Intact Thorax 189
B. JAMES (U.K.) The Cybernetics of Musical Appreciation 192
M. KIJAJIĆ, A. TRNKOCZY and U. STAND Energy-Information Performance Criteria of Walking 194
E. KOHEN, C. KOHEN, J. G. HIRSCHBERG, Multichannel Analysis of Intracellular Control and
A. W. WOUTERS and P. BARTICK (U.S.A.) Intercellular Transfer of Molecules 195
K. V. LEUNG, H. D. MIDDENDORF and On the Development of a Twin Exponential Model
K. S. O'MARA (Canada) Fitting Process 197
M. D. LEVINE and Y. M. YOUSSEF (Canada) An Automatic Picture Processing Method for Tracking
and Quantifying the Dynamics of Blood Cell
Motion 199
J. P. MAINGUY (France) Optimal Control of Haemodynamical Parameters in
Heart Disease 200
G. C. MANGIAMELI (Italy) Bio- and Neurocybernetic Models of the Living Being 201
R. MORENO-DiAZ, E. RUBIO and A Generalized Model for Non-Linear Retinal Pro- 202
F. RUBIO ROVO (Spain) cessing
R. MORENO-DIAZ and O. SANTANA (Spain) A Program Framework for Experimenting with
Retinal Models 204
T. G. MORRIS (U.S.A.) The Use of the Medical Record as Feedback Control
For Medical Information Centers 205
J. S. NICOLIS, E. N. PROTONARIOS and Communication Between Two Self-Organising Sys-
M. THEOLOGOU (Greece) tems Modelled by Controlled Markov Chains 207
H. POLAND, A. GIEBLER and A Program Library for Computing the Parameters
R. WOLOSZCZAK (F.R.G.) of Linear Compartment Models in Pharmacokinetics
J. F. SCHUH-MORENO (Spain) Variable Random Nerve Nets 210
G. D. SWANSON (U.S.A.) Input Stimulus Design for Model Discrimination in
Human Respiratory Control 211
F. TABARY, P. NELSON, G. LAVERGNAT, Study of the Nervous Command During Walking 213
W. WOLF, G. HAUSKE and U. LUPP (F.R.G.) Adaptive Filters and Eye Movements in Perception 214
K. BALKUS and W. T. OLSEN (U.S.A.) Achievement as an Analysis Unit for Studying Sociocultural
Systems 219
B. H. BANATHY (U.S.A.) A System Model of Energy-Focused Environmental
Education 221
T. BAUMGARTNER (Belgium) A Systems Model for the Analysis of Industrial
Democracy Reforms 222
H. A. BECKER (The Netherlands) Computer-Simulation of Social Systems: A Survey 224
J. R. BENIGER (U.S.A.) Control Theory and Social Change: Toward a Synthesis
of the System and Action Approaches 225
T. BISH and J. RHEINFRANK (U.S.A.) The Technological Environment and Organisation
Boundary Conditions: A Theoretical Discussion of Opening
and Closing Phenomena with Design
Implications 227
D. M. M. BOOKER (U.S.A.) Are Societies Turing Machines? Some Implications
of the Cyclical Majority Problem, An N.P. Complete
Problem for Cybernetic Models of Social
Systems 228
M. BOOT (The Netherlands) Redundancy in Natural Language Processing 230
G. R. BOYNTON (U.S.A.) Political Attention and Government Stimulation of the
Economy 231
T. R. BURNS (Norway) Actors, Games and Systems: The Dialectics of Social
Action and System Structuring 232
D. T. BURTON (U.S.A.) Methodology and Epistemology for Second Order
Cybernetics 233
A. CORNELIS (The Netherlands) A Semiotic Model of Society as a Learning Process 234
C. R. DECHERT (U.S.A.) Central Decision-Making in Pluralistic Systems 237
W. DIJKSTRA and J. VAN DER ZOUWEN Toward a Theory of Artifacts in the Survey-Interview 238
(The Netherlands)
G. DIJKHUIS (The Netherlands) A Formalization of the Cognitive Dissonance Theory 239
W. DREGER (Germany) Simulation and Its Application to the Behaviour of
Social Systems 240
J. L. ELOHIM (Mexico) The Verification of the Systems Theory by Philosophy 242
R. F. ERLANDSON (U.S.A.) The Participant–Observer Reviewed 243
M. L. ESTEP (U.S.A.) A Siggs Information Theoretic Characterization of
Qualitative Knowing: Cybernetic and Siggs Theory
Models 245
A. L. GOUDSMIT (The Netherlands) A Systems-Formalism for Human Attributions 246
R. HARMSEN and L. PEPPARD (New Guinea) Boom-Town Bust-Town: A Systems Model for Societal
Exploitation 247
R. L. HENSHEL (Canada) Disciplinary Prestige and the Accuracy of Social Predictions
as a Deviation-Amplifying Feedback 248
P. VAN DER HIJDEN (The Netherlands) The Method of Interactive Simulation 249
S. C. IVERSON (Eire) Nutrition Planning for Aid to the Poor: An Application
of the Policy Delphi Methodology 251
S. T. JUTILA (U.S.A.) Social Gaming and Control by Dislocations 252
A. KATSENELINBOIGEN (U.S.A.) Labile and Invariable Valuations 253
A. G. KEFALAS and A. W. SMITH (U.S.A.) The State Goals Groups and the Private Enterprise:
A Conceptual Framework 255
W. J. M. KICKERT (The Netherlands) A Structural Model of Organizational Decision-
Making 256
H. KOPPELAAR (The Netherlands) A Model of Oligarchization 258
J. VAN KUILENBURG, M. C. V.D. LINDT and The System-Dynamics Approach for Urban Models
H. F. L. OTTENS (The Netherlands) in the Western European Context 261
D. McL. LAMBERTON (Australia) Information-Intensive Social Systems: Some Research
Developments and Policy Implications 262
L. LANGMAN (U.S.A.) Social Structure, Personality and Affect: A Systems
Approach 263
G. E. LASKER (Canada) Cybernetic Model of Man 265
N. LUHMANN (F.R.G.) Temporalization of Complexity 267
S. MAKRIDAKIS and C. FAUCHEAUX (France) Morphogenesis and Management: Some Implications 268
B. MALDÉ (U.K.) The Public Use of Computers—The Way Ahead 269
D. MALIĆ (Yugoslavia) Social Systems, "Social Order" and "Entropy
Reserves" in Society 270
A. J. MATEJKO (Canada) The Structural Criteria of Social System Maturity 271
M. MAZUR (Poland) Cybernetic Theorems of Feedback in Social Processes 273
R. MERTENS (Belgium) From Ecology to an Extension of Systems-Analysis 276
J. G. MILLER and B. J. JONES (U.S.A.) Alteration of Information in Channels: A Cross-Level
Analysis 277
S. MIYAMOTO, H. IHARA, K. HARUNA and Steps—A Planning and Designing Support System for
S. KARIYA (Japan) Urban Transit Systems 278
C. A. MUSÈS (U.S.A.) Psycho-Cultural Cybernetics: The Psycho-Dynamic
Cybernetics of Acculturation 279
G. P. NOORDZIJ (The Netherlands) System and Policy 281
M. NOWAKOWSKA (Poland) A Model of Voice Allocation During Discussion 282
M. NOWAKOWSKA (Poland) Foundations of a Formal Theory of Social Change 283
M. POLIAKINE (Israel) Elements of Discontinuity Within Long-Term Architectural
Projects 284
D. PONIŽ (Yugoslavia) Automatic System of Classification of the Data from
Social Subsystems and its Compatible Use 285
J. M. SCANDURA (U.S.A.) Human Problem-Solving: A Systems Cybernetic View
from the Top 286
I. SILVERMAN (U.S.A.) The Social Order and Prophetic Practice 289
I. SOTEROPOULOU (France) The Entropy Law and the Subject-Object Problematic
D. STEG and R. SCHULMAN (U.S.A.) Universally Shared Attributes of Human Behavior 292
J. W. SUTHERLAND (U.S.A.) Bounding the Relevance of System Dynamics: A Contextual
Analysis 293
J. K. DE VREE (The Netherlands) The Conditions for Social and Political Equilibria 294
I. WALLIMAN (U.S.A.) The Dialectical Method and Its Compatibility with
Modern Systems Theory 296
M. A. P. WILLMER (U.K.) An Information-Theoretic Approach to the Organization
of Police Forces 298
M. ZWICK (U.S.A.) Dialectics and Catastrophe 299
P. A. WEISS (U.S.A.) Introductory Paper to Section—Analytical Research
has Proved the Systems Character of all Nature 303
A. J. BAHM (U.S.A.) Cybernetics as a Systems Philosophy 305
M. J. BALAS (U.S.A.) Feedback Control of Linear Diffusion Processes 306
T. BLICKLE (Hungary) Technical Chemical Systems as Conservation Systems 307
C. BOGDANSKI (France) Introduction to a General Theory of Spontaneous
SelpRegulating Entities 309
M. R. BRETT-CROWTHER (U.K.) The Cyhernetics of Environmental Decision-Making 310
T. R. BURNS (Sweden) SelfAltering Systems 311
R. M. CAPOCELLI and L. M. RICCIARDI (Indy) A Cybernetic Approach to Population Dynamics
Modeling 313
C. CARLSSON (Finland) A System of Problems and How to Deal With It 314
M. CHATTERJI (U.S.A.) A Socio-Econometric Model of Health Care Systems
in U.S.A. 316
J. L. ELOHIM (Mexico) Vers Une Theorie Vraiment Scientifique des Systemes 317
J. L. ELOHIM (Mexico) Technology is a Reflection of Natural Systems 319
F. FELDBRUGGE (The Netherlands) Systems Science: Chaos or Harmony 320
J. P. IGNIZI (U.S.A.) Goal Programming: The Methodology and Its Application
to the Pennsylvania Coal Model 321
J. JARON (Poland) A Categorical Approach to the Equilibrium and
Stability Problems in General System Theory 322
P. JEDRZEJOWICZ (Poland) Reliability of an Organisation 323
T. JELENIEWSKI (Poland) Some Theoretical Problems of the Layout and Connection
Tasks in the Design of Technical Systems 326
M. KOKAR (Poland) A System Approach to a Search of Laws of Empirical
Theories 328
B. LAKATOS (Hungary) Balance Equations of Technical Chemical Systems 330
C. G. D. MAARSCHALK (The Netherlands) How General can the Systems Theory be for the 332
Reduction in Social and Natural Sciences
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A. J. MAYNE (U.K.) A Cybernetic Approach w Systems Modelling 333
K. MORI, A. TSUBOI and H. IHARA (Japan) Decentralized Man-Man Computer-Aided Communication
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J. R. SAMPSON and M. DUHREUIL (Canada) A Computer Simulation System for Modeling Spatial
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J. P. SCHELLHORN (Switzerland) Some Simple Multi-Level Modela 343
H. EL SHISHINY and J. C. ONILLON (France) Modelling and Control of a Population of Greenhouse
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C. L. SIMIONESCU (Romania) Notes on a Mathematical Model in Plasma Physics 346
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A. M. TJOA and R. R. WAGNER (Austria) A Mathematical Systems-Theory of Database Systems
P. M. TRUSSELL (U.S.A.) Cycles and Systems with Living Parts 350
N. S. TZANNES and T. AVGERIS (Greece) A New Approach to the Estimation of Continuons
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CI. VALLET, H. LE GUYADER, TH. MOULIN, Integration of their Environment 352
Y. J. VANBEVEREN (Belgium) On Distributed Computing for Large Systems Identification
H. E. WILLIAMS (U.K.) Selecting Techniques for Environmental Evaluation:
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J. M. ADAMO and M. KARSKY (France) Application of Fuzzy Logic to the Design of a Behavioural
Model in an Industrial Environment 361
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J. KACPRZYK (Poland) Fuzzy Termination Time in Decision-Making in a
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W. J. M. KICKERT (The Netherlands) Towards an Analysis of Linguistic Modelling 369
M. MIZUMOTO and K. TANAKA (Japan) Some Properties of Fuzzy Sets under Various Operations
C. V. NEGOITA (Romania) On Fuzzy Systems 372
M. NOWAKOWSKA (Poland) Fuzzy Reasoning and Dialogues 374
S. A. ORLOVSKY (U.S.S.R.) Decision-Making with a Fuzzy Preference Relation
in a Fuzzy Set of Alternatives 375
D. S. RALESCU (U.S.A.) Ordering, Preferences and Fuzzy Optimization 377
D. I. SHAPIRO and J. I. TORGOV (U.S.S.R.) Fuzzy Integral Gaines 379
G. SOMMER (F.R.G.) On Fuzzy Information Retrieval 380
A. TASNADI (Romania) Fuzzy Systems and Learning Models 382
R. M. TONG (U.K.) An Analysis of Fuzzy Modela and a Discussion of
Their Limitations 384
F. WENSTOP (Norway) Verbal Formulation of Fuzzy Dynamic Systems 386
S. T. WIERZCHON and J. ZALEWSKI (Poland) On Some Equivalence Between Control Theory and
Decision-Making Theory 388
R. R. YAGER (U.S.A.) On the Need for Membership Grades in Fuzzy Sets 389
M. ZELENY (U.S.A.) Membership Functions and Their Assessment 391
Chairman: Professor H. G. B. CASIMIR, President Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
U. S. VON EULER (Sweden) Science in Relation to Society 395
J. KATES (Canada) Science and Technology: Routes to Global Interdependence
F. E. WICKMAN (Sweden) How to Get Society to Appreciate the Economic,
Value of Science and Mathematics 397
B. D. JOSEPHSON (U.K.) Introduction to Discussion 397
M. R. MANTZ (The Netherlands) Why Conceptual Unification? 401

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