F. Stănciulescu, PhD
National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, ICI Bucharest
WIT Press, Southampton, Boston, 2005, 335 p., ISBN 1-85312-778-7, aprox. 400 pp. + CD-ROM
This book describes new methods and techniques for the computer modelling of large-scale natural and man-made systems, characterised by a large dimension, high complexity, nonlinearity and uncertainty. The author emphasises the interdependence of complex system analysis, hybrid modelling and simulation, and knowledge-based and fuzzy control engineering.
The theory relating to high complexity systems and hybrid mathemetical-heuristic modelling is presented in the first part of the text. Examples of applications in industrial systems, power systems, macroeconomic systems, aquatic ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems and industrial chemical pollutants then follow.
Providing a valuable new contribution to the field, the book will be of interest to a wide readerskip including lecturers, postgraduate students, system analysts, computer scientists, control engineers, and scientists and managers working in ecology, hydrology, forestry, air pollution, environmental protection, industry, power systems and macroeconomics.
A CD-ROM containing application software for the modelling, simulation and control of high complexity natural systems and environmental protection accompanies the text.
CITE THIS REVIEW AS:
F. Stănciulescu, Review of Modelling of High Complexity Systems with Applications (WIT Press, Southampton, Boston, 2005, 335 p., ISBN 1-85312-778-7, apx. 400 pp. + CD-ROM), Romanian Journal of Information Technology and Automatic Control, ISSN 1220-1758, vol. 15(3), pp. 70, 2005.