Decision Information

Decision Information

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Chris Tsokos
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146715

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Decision Information is a collection of manuscripts presented at the 1976 Workshop on Decision Information for Tactical Command and Control, held at the Airlie House in Airlie, Virginia. This workshop provides the scientific managers of the Service Office of Research with the knowledge allowing them to formulate research programs relevant to military problems in decision information. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 28 chapters. The first part consists of presentations in systems approach to large-scale human and man-machine systems, benefit-cost models for decision makers, team decision models, and cubic interpolation processes. The contributors highlight the various theoretical aspects of the models and illustrate their scientific usefulness to many problems in the society. The second part explores the statistical models in the areas of scheduling systems, combat models, logistic structures, inventory systems, Bayesian and empirical Bayesian reliability models, parameter estimation schemes, and memory models. This part also presents a broad spectrum of mathematical sciences that illustrate the two main facts that make most problems, namely, the number of variates in the model and the degree of uncertainty. The third part is devoted to military presentations, emphasizing the problem in command, control, and communication. This part also considers the implementation of fuzzy sets in military command analysis, decision support in a conflict environment, and data-poor modeling.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Part One: Deterministic Models

    Some Remarks on the Contents of Part One

    Potential Applications of a General Theory of Living Systems to the Study of Military Tactical Command and Control

    Interaction and Impacts in Hierarchical Systems

    Multiple Objective Benefit-Cost Models for Decision Makers

    Command, Control, Communication, and Team Decision Theory

    A Modification of the Cubic Interpolation Process for One-Dimensional Search

    Part Two: Stochastic Models

    Some Remarks on the Contents of Part Two

    A New Statistical Approach to Project Scheduling

    Stochastic Combat Modeling—Lanchester's First Law

    Some Statistical Problems in Logistics Research and Military Decision Processes

    Sensitivity Analysis of an Inventory Management Scheme

    Robustness Studies for Bayesian Developments in Reliability

    Some Bayes and Empirical Bayes Estimators of Reliability in the Lognormal Model

    Some Results on Subset Selection Procedures for Double Exponential Populations

    Estimating Parameters via Nonparametric Density Estimation

    Some Results on Zero Memory Nonlinearities with Random Inputs

    Part Three: Military Models

    Some Remarks on the Contents of Part Three

    Welcoming to the Workshop

    Some Random Thoughts on C3

    The Use of Fuzzy Sets in the Analysis of Military Command

    An Argument for Fortified Defense in Western Europe

    An Example of Data-Poor Model "Validation"

    Man-Machine C3 Simulation Studies in the Air Force

    Case Study in Interoperability Management

    Decision Support in a Battlefield Environment

    Desired Features for Modeling Command, Control, and Information

    A Summary Description of the Vector-2 Theater Level Campaign Model

    Adaptive Computer-Aided Decision Systems

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  • No. of pages: 538
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146715

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