About this book
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.
- Book Title Introduction to Discrete Event Systems
- Series Title The Kluwer International Series on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4070-7
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1999
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8609-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4072-1
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-4070-7
- Series ISSN 1388-4328
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XLIV, 823
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science
Systems Theory, Control
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization
Operations Research/Decision Theory
Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
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"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