Cooperative Systems

Control and Optimization

  • Don Grundel
  • Robert Murphey
  • Panos Pardalos
  • Oleg Prokopyev

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 588)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Venkatesh G. Rao, Pierre T. Kabamba
    Pages 1-19
  3. Elaine Shaw, Hoam Chung, J. Karl Hedrick, Shankar Sastry
    Pages 37-56
  4. Kenneth A. Fisher, John F. Raquet, Meir Pachter
    Pages 57-66
  5. Harold D. Gilbert, Daniel J. Pack, Jeffrey S. McGuirk
    Pages 67-78
  6. Kendall E. Nygard, Karl Altenburg, Jingpeng Tang, Doug Schesvold, Jonathan Pikalek, Michael Hennebry
    Pages 105-115
  7. John-Michael McNew, Eric Klavins
    Pages 117-138
  8. Mark F. Godwin, Stephen C. Spry, J. Karl Hedrick
    Pages 139-156
  9. Kevin L. Moore, Dennis Lucarelli
    Pages 157-169
  10. David E. Jeffcoat, Pavlo A. Krokhmal, Olesya I. Zhupanska
    Pages 171-184
  11. Paul Scerri, Yang Xu, Jumpol Polvichai, Bin Yu, Steven Okamoto, Mike Lewis et al.
    Pages 197-228
  12. Omar A. A. Orqueda, Rafael Fierro
    Pages 229-253
  13. Sivakumar Rathinam, Raja Sengupta, Swaroop Darbha
    Pages 255-268
  14. Alexandr Golodnikov, Yevgeny Macheret, A. Alexandre Trindade, Stan Uryasev, Grigoriy Zrazhevsky
    Pages 269-283
  15. Clayton W. Commander, Carlos A. S. Oliveira, Panos M. Pardalos, Mauricio G. C. Resende
    Pages 285-296
  16. Nalan Gülpinar, Berç Rustem, Stanislav Žaković
    Pages 317-338
  17. Tal Shima, Phillip Chandler, Meir Pachter
    Pages 339-350
  18. Sai Krishna Yadlapalli, Swaroop Darbha, Kumbakonam R. Rajagopal
    Pages 351-367
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 404-405

About this book


Cooperative systems are pervasive in a multitude of environments and at all levels. We find them at the microscopic biological level up to complex ecological structures. They are found in single organisms and they exist in large sociological organizations. Cooperative systems can be found in machine applications and in situations involving man and machine working together.

They have some common elements: 1) more than one entity, 2) the entities have behaviors that influence the decision space, 3) entities share at least one common objective, and 4) entities share information whether actively or passively.

Because of the clearly important role cooperative systems play in areas such as military sciences, biology, communications, robotics, and economics, just to name a few, the study of cooperative systems has intensified. This book provides an insight in the basic understanding of cooperative systems as well as in theory, modeling, and applications of cooperative control, optimization and related problems.


Markov chain algorithms communication environment linear optimization modeling network operations research optimal control optimization robot robotics scheduling stochastic optimization system

Editors and affiliations

  • Don Grundel
    • 1
  • Robert Murphey
    • 2
  • Panos Pardalos
    • 3
  • Oleg Prokopyev
    • 4
  1. 1.AAC/ENAEglin AFBUSA
  2. 2.Guidance, Navigation and Controls Branch Munitions DirectorateEglin AFBUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-48270-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48271-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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