Computer Aided Systems Theory - CAST '94: 4th International Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario, May 16 - 20, 1994. Selected Papers / Edition 1

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This volume presents a collection of revised refereed papers selected from the presentations at the Fourth International Workshop on Computer Aided Systems Theory - CAST '94, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 1994.
The 31 full papers included in the book were chosen from originally 82 submissions and reflect the state of the art in the area of computer aided systems theory. The volume is divided into sections on foundations, methods, and tools and environments.

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Systems Science and systems technology: From conceptual frameworks to applicable solutions.- Soft Computer-Aided System Theory and Technology (SCAST).- Fundamental systems concepts: “The right stuff” for 21st Century technology.- SYNERGY: The design of a systems engineering system, I.- The configuration of complex systems.- On the expressibility of discrete event specified systems.- An object-oriented architecture for possibilistic models.- Fuzzy expert system technology.- Deciding boundedness for systems of two linear communicating finite state machines.- A framework for knowledge intensive engineering.- Multiparadigm (knowledge-based and numerical) continuous simulation environments: Architectural issues.- A development methodology for systems engineering of computer-based systems and its environmental support.- An approach to the design of complex, heterogeneous hardware/software systems.- A strategy for realizing traceability in an Object-Oriented design environment.- Towards a cast method for a systematic generation of non-orthogonal complete transformations.- Tuning fuzzy logic controllers by classical techniques.- Computer aided design of prool converters.- Modelling, analysis and evaluation of systems architectures.- Systematic strategy for performance prediction in improvement of parallel programs.- Design and implementation of multimedia environment for simulation.- TurboBrain: A neural network with direct learning based on linear or Non-Linear Threshold Logics.- GENIAL: An evolutionary recurrent neural network designer and trainer.- DASE: An environment for system level telecommunication design exploration and modelling.- VOMDraw — A tool for visual object modeling.- A computer aided system for developing graphical telematic applications.- A simple approach to improve the abstraction level of object representation.- On the integration of CAST.FSM into the VLSI design process.- Using logic programming to test module specifications in early stages of software development.- Systems theory and systems implementation—case of DSS.- CASCADE: A computer-aided tool for low energy high-performance multi-DSP VLSI system design.- Illustrating constraint programming systems in logistic planning.

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