Controlled Markov Chain Models for Biological Hierarchies

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A self-organizing system is a hierarchical structure [2] which is simultaneously undergoing a variety of distinguishable activities. In the present paper we model a multihierarchical level system which communicates with the environment via a specific pair of hierarchical levels Q and W (Figure 1).


Hierarchical Level Quantization Level MARKOV Chain Model Discrete Time Markov Chain Stochastic Control Problem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PatrasGreece
  2. 2.National Technical University of AthensGreece

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