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Computational

Intelligence

Modern Control Theory

Z. Bubnicki

, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw,

Poland

Th is compact and uniform textbook presents the

contemporary state of the art of control theory and

its applications. It introduces traditional problems

useful in the automatic control of technical

processes, as well as current issues, such as decision

taking in conditions of uncertainty, use of artiﬁ cial

intelligence methods, or control of complex

operations. Th e methods covered are introduced

in a practice-oriented way that allows the reader to

easily apply them for the determination of decision

algorithms in computer control and management

systems. Th is concise textbook is aimed at students

of automatics, robotics, control engineering, and

computer sciences.

2005. X, 423 p., 104 illus. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-23951-0

€ 49,95 | £38.50

Computational Intelligence

Principles, Techniques and Applications

A. Konar

, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India

Computational Intelligence: Principles, Techniques

and Applications presents both theories and

applications of computational intelligence in a

clear, precise and highly comprehensive style. Th e

textbook addresses the fundamental aspects of

fuzzy sets and logic, neural networks, evolutionary

computing and belief networks. Th e application

areas include fuzzy databases, fuzzy control, image

understanding, expert systems, object recognition,

criminal investigation, telecommunication networks,

and intelligent robots. Th e book contains many

numerical examples and homework problems

with suﬃ cient hints so that the students can solve

them on their own. A CD-ROM containing the

simulations is supplied with the book, to enable

interested readers to develop their own application

programs with the supplied C/ C++ toolbox.

2005. XXIV, 708 p. With CD-ROM. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-20898-4

€ 79,95 | £61.50

A selection of Latest Research

With CD-ROM

Fuzzy-Neuro Approach to Agent Applications

From the AI Perspective to Modern Ontology

R. S. Lee

, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong,

China

Th e book provides a full explanation of the concepts

and theories of intelligent agents and agent-based

systems. Providing a comprehensive theoretical

background, the author covers modern artiﬁ cial

intelligence topics such as ontologies, neural

networks, chaos theory, fuzzy logics and genetic

algorithms. Finally, the author details how the iJADK

toolkit (intelligent Java agent development kit for

intelligent e-business applications) can be used

in the design and implementation phases of real

applications.

2006. XVII, 374 p. 126 illus. (Springer Series on Agent

Technology) Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-21203-5

€ 49,95 | £38.50

Diﬀ erential Evolution

A Practical Approach to Global Optimization

K. V. Price

, Vacaville, CA, USA;

R. M. Storn

, Rohde &

Schwarz GmbH & Co.KG, MŸnchen, Germany;

J. A. Lamp-

inen

, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeen-

ranta, Finland

Th is book is a practical approach to global numerical

optimization which is easy to understand, simple

to implement, reliable, and fast. Packed with

illustrations, computer code, new insights, and

practical advice, this volume explores DE in both

principle and practice. It is a valuable resource for

professionals needing a proven optimizer and for

students wanting an evolutionary perspective on

global numerical optimization.

A companion CD includes DE-based optimization

soft ware in several programming languages.

2005. XIX, 538 p. 292 illus. (Natural Computing Series)

Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-20950-6

€ 64,95 | £50.00

Adaptive Business Intelligence

Z. Michalewicz

, Adelaide, Australia;

M. Schmidt

,

Adelaide, Australia;

M. Michalewicz

,

C. Chiriac

, Adelaide,

Australia

Adaptive business intelligence systems combine

prediction and optimization tools to assist decision

makers in complex, rapidly changing environments.

Such systems address the fundamental questions:

What will happen next? What should I do about that?

Th is book will be suitable for nonspecialists such as

managers who use tools based on soft computing in

complex industrial and service environments and for

researchers from other domains who need a quick

introduction to this ﬁ eld.

2006. Approx. 230 p. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-32928-5

approx. € 39,95 | £30.50

Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms

F. Rothlauf

, University of Mannheim, Germany

Th is book breaks with this tradition and provides

a comprehensive overview on the inﬂ uence of

problem representations on GEA performance. Th e

book summarizes existing knowledge regarding

problem representations and describes how basic

properties of representations, such as redundancy,

scaling, or locality, inﬂ uence the performance of

GEAs and other heuristic optimization methods.

Using the developed theory, representations can be

analyzed and designed in a theory-guided matter.

Th e theoretical concepts are used for solving integer

optimization problems and network design problems

more eﬃ ciently. Th is second edition extends the

analysis of the basic properties of representations

and introduces a new chapter on the analysis of

direct representations.

2nd ed. 2006. XVII, 325 p. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-25059-X

€ 99,95 | £77.00

With CD-ROM

Spatially Structured Evolutionary Algorithms

Artiﬁ cial Evolution in Space and Time

M. Tomassini

, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) is now a mature

problem-solving family of heuristics that has found

its way into many important real-life problems

and into leading-edge scientiﬁ c research. Spatially

structured EAs have diﬀ erent properties than

standard, mixing EAs. By virtue of the structured

disposition of the population members they bring

about new dynamical features that can be harnessed

to solve diﬃ cult problems faster and more eﬃ ciently.

Th is book describes the state of the art in spatially

structured EAs by using graph concepts as a

unifying theme. Th e models, their analysis, and their

empirical behavior are presented in detail. Moreover,

there is new material on non-standard networked

population structures such as small-world networks.

2005. XIII, 193 p. (Natural Computing Series) Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-24193-0

€ 44,95 | £34.50

Data Mining with Computational Intelligence

L. Wang

, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;

X. Fu

, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore

Finding information hidden in data is as theoretically

diﬃ cult as it is practically important. With the

objective of discovering unknown patterns from

data, the methodologies of data mining were derived

from statistics, machine learning, and artiﬁ cial

intelligence, and are being used successfully in

application areas such as bioinformatics, banking,

retail, and many others.

Th e book is targeted at researchers in both academia

and industry, while graduate students and developers

of data mining systems will also proﬁ t from the

detailed algorithmic descriptions.

2005. XII, 276 p. 72 illus. (Advanced Information and

Knowledge Processing) Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-24522-7

€ 79,95 | £61.50

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Experimental Research in Evolutionary Computation

The New Experimentalism

T. Bartz-Beielstein

Th is book introduces the new experimentalism

in evolutionary computation, providing tools to

understand algorithms and programs and their

interaction with optimization problems. Th e

book develops and applies statistical techniques

to analyze and compare modern search heuristics

such as evolutionary algorithms and particle

swarm optimization. Treating optimization runs

as experiments, the author oﬀ ers methods for

solving complex real-world problems that involve

optimization via simulation, and he describes

successful applications in engineering and industrial

control projects.

Th e book bridges the gap between theory

and experiment by providing a self-contained

experimental methodology and many examples, so

it is suitable for practitioners and researchers and

also for lecturers and students. It will be supported

online with downloads and exercises.

2006. XIV, 214 p. 66 illus. (Natural Computing Series)

Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-32026-1

€ 49,95 | £38.50

Studies in Computational Intelligence

Series Editor:

J. Kacprzyk

ISSN 1860-949X

SERIES

Gene Expression Programming

Mathematical Modeling by an Artiﬁ cial

Intelligence

C. Ferreira

, Gepsoft Ltd., Bristol, UK

2006. Approx. 470 p. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-32796-7

€ 129,95 | £100.00

Artiﬁ cial Mind System

Kernel Memory Approach

T. Hoya

, RIKEN Brain Science Lab., Saitama, Japan

2005. XXI, 270 p., Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-26072-2

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Kernel Based Algorithms for

Mining Huge Data Sets

Supervised, Semi-supervised, and Unsupervised

Learning

T. Huang

,

V. Kecman

, The University of Auckland, New

Zealand;

I. Kopriva

, The George Washington University,

Washington, DC, USA

2006. XVI, 260 p. 96 illus. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-31681-7

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Parallel Evolutionary

Computations

N. Nedjah

, State University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil;

E. Alba

, University of Malaga, Spain;

L. d. Macedo

Mourelle

, State University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Eds.)

2006. XXIII, 201 p. 98 illus. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-32837-8

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Advances in Veriﬁ cation of Time

Petri Nets and Timed Automata

A Temporal Logic Approach

W. Penczek

, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland;

A. Polrola

, University of Lodz, Poland

2006. Approx. 280 p. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-32869-6

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Advances in Evolutionary

Advances in Evolutionary Algorithms

Theory, Design and Practice

C. W. Ahn, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology

(SAIT), Gyeonggi-Do, Korea

2006. XV 171 p. 56 illus., Hardcover

ISBN

3-540-31758-9

€ 89,95 | £69.00

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Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Financial Modelling

A. Brabazon

,

M. O’Neill

, University College Dublin,

Ireland

In a detailed introduction, the authors explain

computer trading on ﬁ nancial markets and the

diﬃ culties faced in ﬁ nancial market modelling.

Th en Part I provides a thorough guide to the various

bioinspired methodologies – neural networks,

evolutionary computing (particularly genetic

algorithms and grammatical evolution), particle swarm

and ant colony optimization, and immune systems. Part

II brings the reader through the development of market

trading systems. Finally, Part III examines real-world

case studies where BIA methodologies are employed

to construct trading systems in equity and foreign

exchange markets, and for the prediction of corporate

bond ratings and corporate failures.

2006. XV, 269 p., 92 illus. (Natural Computing Series)

Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-26252-0

€ 64,95 | £50.00

Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing

Series Editor:

J. Kacprzyk

SERIES

Fuzzy Probability and Statistics

J. J. Buckley

, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL,

USA

2006. XIII, 270 p., Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-30841-5

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Soft Computing in Web

Information Retrieval

Models and Applications

E. Herrera-Viedma

, University of Granada, Spain;

G. Pasi

,

Universitˆ degli Studie di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy;

F. Crestani

, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (Eds.)

2006. XIV, 316 p. 58 illus. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-31588-8

€ 129,95 | £100.00

Fuzzy Chaotic Systems

Modeling, Control, and Applications

Z. Li

, Fern Universität, Hagen, Germany

2006. Approx. 300 p. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-33220-0

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Fuzzy Database Modeling

of Imprecise and Uncertain

Engineering Information

Z. Ma

, Northeasetern University, Liaoning, China

2006. XV, 210 p. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-30675-7

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Fuzzy Control

Fundamentals, Stability and Design of Fuzzy

Controllers

K. Michels

, Fichtner Consulting, Germany;

F. Klawonn

,

University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfen-

büttel, Germany;

R. Kruse

,

A. Nürnberger

, University of

Magdeburg, Germany

2006. X, 411 p. 179 illus. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-31765-1

€ 129,95 | £100.00

Fundamentals of Statistics with

Fuzzy Data

H. T. Nguyen

, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces,

NM, USA;

B. Wu

, National Chengchi University, Taipei,

Taiwan

2006. IX, 195 p. 3 illus., Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-31695-7

€ 89,95 | £69.00

Life as a Complex System

A Constructive and Dynamical System Approach

to the Biological Sciences

K. Kaneko

, University of Tokyo, Japan

Th is book examines life not from the reductionist

point of view, but rather asks the question: what are

the universal properties of living systems and how

can one construct from there a phenomenological

theory of life that leads naturally to complex

processes such as reproductive cellular systems,

evolution and diﬀ erentiation?

Contents

1 Introduction

Problems in Molecular

Biology

2 Constructive Biology

3 Basic

Concepts in Dynamical Systems and Statistical

Physics for Biology

4 The Origin of Hededity and

Bioinformation

5 Origin of a Cell with Recursive

Production and Evolvability

6 Universal Statistical

Properties of a Cell with Recursive Production

7 Cell Diﬀ erentiation and Development I

8 Cell

Diﬀ erentiation and Development II: Stem Cells

9 Pattern Formation and the Origin of Positional

Information

10 The Evolution of Diversity

11 Remarks on Other Biological Problems from

the Perspective of Complex Systems Biology

12 Summary.

2006. Approx. 300 p. (Understanding Complex Systems)

Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-32666-9

€ 79,95 | £61.50

Applications of Soft Computing

Recent Trends

A. Tiwari

, Cranﬁ eld University, UK;

J. Knowles

, University

of Manchester, UK;

E. Avineri

, University of the West of

England, Bristol, UK;

K. Dahal

, University of Bradford, UK;

R. Roy

, Cranﬁ eld University, UK (Eds.)

Th is carefully edited book provides a comprehensive

overview of the recent advances in the industrial

applications of soft computing and covers a wide

range of application areas, including optimisation,

data analysis and data mining, computer graphics and

vision, prediction and diagnosis, design, intelligent

control, and traﬃ c and transportation systems.

Contents

Part I. Computer Graphics, Imaging

and Vision.- Part II. Control and Robotics.- Part

III. Design.- Part IV. Pattern Recognition.- Part

V. Classiﬁ cation.- Part VI. Identiﬁ cation and

Forecasting.- Part VII. Optimisation Problems:

Assignment, Partitioning and Ordering.- Part VIII.

Optimisation Methods: Developments and Analyses.

2006. Approx. 450 p. Also available online. (Advances in

Soft Computing) Softcover

ISBN 3-540-29123-7

€ 169,95 | £130.50

Discrete, Continuous, and Hybrid Petri Nets

R. David

,

H. Alla

, Laboratoire d’Automatique de Grenoble,

St Martin D’Heres, France

Th is monograph presents a well written and clearly

organized introduction in the standard methods of

discrete, continuous and hybrid Petri Nets. Starting

from the basics of Petri Nets the book imparts an

accurate understanding of continuous and hybrid Petri

Nets. Preserving the consistency of basic concepts

throughout the text it introduces a uniﬁ ed framework

for all the models presented. It demonstrates that Petri

nets are a deep, practical and alive ﬁ eld important

for researchers, engineers and graduate students in

engineering and computer science.

2005. XXII, 524 p. 402 illus. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-22480-7

€ 99,95 | £77.00

Applied Fuzzy Arithmetic

An Introduction with Engineering Applications

M. Hanss

, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Applied Fuzzy Arithmetic provides a well-structured

compendium that oﬀ ers both a deeper knowledge

about the theory of fuzzy arithmetic and an extensive

view on its applications in the engineering sciences.

Contents

Part 1 Introduction to Fuzzy Arithmetic:

The Theory of Fuzzy Sets

Elementary Fuzzy

Arithmetic

Standard Fuzzy Arithmetic

Advanced

Fuzzy Arithmetic

The Transformation Method

Additions to Fuzzy Arithmetic

Part 2 Applications

in the Engineering Sciences: Mechanical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Biomedical

Engineering

Control Engineering.

2005. XIII, 256 p. Hardcover

ISBN 3-540-24201-5

€ 59,95 | £46.00

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and solutions in one book

also available

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