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Systems Engineering: Design Principles and Models


Dahai Liu
August 26, 2015

For the past several decades, systems engineering has grown rapidly in its scope and application and shown significant benefits for the design of large, complex systems. However, current systems engineering textbooks are either too technical or at a high conceptual level. Written by an expert with m...

Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects


G. Maarten Bonnema, Karel T. Veenvliet, Jan F. Broenink
December 15, 2015

As its name implies, the aim of Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects is to help systems engineers develop the skills and thought processes needed to successfully develop and implement engineered systems. Such expertise typically does not come through st...

Non-Conservative Systems: New Static and Dynamic Stability Criteria

Kurt Ingerle
November 15, 2017

Non-Conservative Systems: New Static and Dynamic Stability Criteria summarizes the essential properties of non-conservative elastic systems (static stability and post-critical behavior), and the importance of novel stability criteria for such systems. Beginning with the history of non-conservative...

Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems, Third Edition

Phillip A. Laplante
October 31, 2017

Solid requirements engineering has increasingly been recognized as the key to improved, on-time, and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects. This textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and practical aspects of discovering, analyzing, modeling, validating,...

Cognitive Systems Engineering: The Future for a Changing World

Philip J. Smith, Robert R. Hoffman
October 24, 2017

This volume provides an exceptional perspective on the nature, evolution, contributions and future of the field of Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). It is a resource to support both the teaching and practice of CSE. It accomplishes this through its organization into two complementary approaches...

Systems Science: Methodological Approaches

Yi Lin, Xiaojun Duan, Chengli Zhao, Li Da Xu
October 23, 2017

By making use of the principles of systems science, the scientific community can explain many complicated matters of the world and shed new light on unsettled problems. Each real science has its own particular methodology for not only qualitative but also quantitative analyses, so it is important...

Software Patterns, Knowledge Maps, and Domain Analysis

Mohamed E. Fayad, Huascar A. Sanchez, Srikanth G.K. Hegde, Anshu Basia, Ashka Vakil
October 12, 2017

Software design patterns are known to play a vital role in enhancing the quality of software systems while reducing development time and cost. However, the use of these design patterns has also been known to introduce problems that can significantly reduce the stability, robustness, and reusability...

Nonlinear Systems Tracking

Lyubomir T. Gruyitch
October 01, 2017

Tracking is the goal of control of any object, plant, process, or vehicle. From vehicles and missiles to power plants, tracking is essential to guarantee high-quality behavior. Nonlinear Systems Tracking establishes the tracking theory, trackability theory, and tracking control synthesis for...

Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision

Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
September 30, 2017

Planning, measuring, and paying attention to details form the basis for all successful engineering operations. Measurements pervade everything we do and must be viewed from a systems perspective. A comprehensive all-encompassing guide to measurements, Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for...

Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru
September 30, 2017

A new edition of a bestselling industrial and systems engineering reference, Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition provides students, researchers, and practitioners with easy access to a wide range of industrial engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. This...

Stable Design Patterns for Software and Systems

Mohamed Fayad
September 11, 2017

Attention to design patterns is unquestionably growing in software engineering because there is a strong belief that using made to measure solutions for solving frequently occurring problems encountered throughout the design phase greatly reduces the total cost and the time of developing software...

Convolutional Neural Networks in Visual Computing: A Concise Guide

Ragav Venkatesan, Baoxin Li
September 07, 2017

This book covers the fundamentals in designing and deploying techniques using deep architectures. It is intended to serve as a beginner's guide to engineers or students who want to have a quick start on learning and/or building deep learning systems. This book provides a good theoretical and...

The Entrepreneurial Project Manager

Chris Cook
August 28, 2017

Doing more with less is a skill mastered by entrepreneurs. Budgets are tight, deadlines are short, and time is of the essence. Entrepreneurial project managers use these parameters to their benefit. Hurdling over obstacles with the bare minimum of effort makes their projects and teams stand out....

Automobile Automation: Distributed Cognition on the Road

Victoria A. Banks, Neville A. Stanton
August 14, 2017

Increasing levels of driving automation has changed the role of the driver from active operator to passive monitor. However, Systems Design has been plagued by criticism for failing to acknowledge the new role of the driver within the system network. To understand the driver's new role within an...