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© 1999

Introduction to Discrete Event Systems

Textbook

Part of the The Kluwer International Series on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems book series (DEDS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 1-59
  3. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 61-133
  4. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 135-224
  5. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 225-273
  6. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 275-316
  7. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 317-365
  8. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 367-438
  9. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 439-521
  10. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 523-589
  11. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 591-661
  12. Christos G. Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune
    Pages 663-792
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 793-823

About this book

Introduction

A substantial portion of this book is a revised version of Discrete Event Systems: Modeling and Performance Analysis (1993), which was written by the first author and received the 1999 Harold Chestnut Prize, awarded by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for best control engineering textbook. This new expanded book is a comprehensive introduction to the field of discrete event systems, emphasizing breadth of coverage and accessibility of the material to readers with different backgrounds. Its key feature is the emphasis placed on a unified modeling framework that transcends specific application areas and allows linking of the following topics in a coherent manner: language and automata theory, supervisory control, Petri net theory, (max,+) algebra, Markov chains and queueing theory, discrete-event simulation, perturbation analysis, and concurrent estimation techniques.

Introduction to Discrete Event Systems will be of interest to advanced-level students in a variety of disciplines where the study of discrete event systems is relevant: control, communications, computer engineering, computer science, manufacturing engineering, operations research, and industrial engineering.

Keywords

Algebra Counting Finite System System Dynamics calculus communication control engineering function systems theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA
  2. 2.The University of MichiganUSA

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Reviews

"Overall, the reviewers find this book to be an excellent textbook for a senior-level undergraduate course and a beginning graduate course on discrete-events systems. It can also be a valuable reference book for practicing engineers who want to understand DES and gain insights on how to develop, implement, and control such systems. This is a unique and special book available in the market providing a complete and thorough presentation of DES modeling, performance analysis, to control and optimization. The examples contained in this book are well explained and are a valuable resource for both purposes.
While it would be an excellent textbook for a senior or master's level course in systems, industrial or electrical engineering and computer science, all systems researchers and practitioners would find this book interesting and useful."
Automatica, 37 (2001)

"The authors have also taken care to provide teachers with a clear road-map that is suited to the level (undergraduate or graduate) of their students. Therefore, this book is well suited as a textbook for (introductory) courses on DES at the senior undergraduate level or the graduate level. In conclusion, this interesting book is a very nice addition to the literature. It gives an excellent and extensive introduction to the field of DES. As such it is recommended literature for both students and researchers interested in DES."
Mathematical Reviews 2002f