Distributed Computer Control System

Distributed Computer Control System

Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., 2-4 October 1979

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: T. J. Harrison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160702

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Distributed Computer Control Systems: Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., 2-4 October 1979 focuses on the design, processes, methodologies, and applications of distributed computing systems. The selection first discusses the use of distributed control systems for facility energy management, including space conditioning control, plant design, central plant control, and system design. The book then takes a look at programming distributed computer systems with higher level languages. Topics include design of an application programming language for distributed computing systems; realization of a suitable programming language for distributed computing systems; and optimal structure and capabilities of an automatic control system. The text focuses on the similarities and differences of distributed computer control systems; transaction processing as an efficient conceptual framework for comparing and understanding distributed systems; and multi-processor approach for the automation of quality control in an overall production control system. The selection also deals with transaction processing in distributed control systems; parallel processing for distributed computer control systems; and design and development of distributed control systems. The book is a vital source of data for readers interested in distributed computing.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Participants


    Welcoming Statement

    Session 1. R. W. Gell1ie, Chairman

    The Isabelle Control System - Design Concepts


    A Distributed Control System for Facility Energy Management


    Session 2. R. C. Jaeger, Chairman

    Programming Distributed Computer Systems with Higher Level Languages


    A Distributed Control System - Concept and Architecture


    Structure of an Ideal Distributed Computer Control System


    Session 3. T. J. Harrison, Chairman

    Panel Discussion

    Distributed Data Processing Systems-Distributed Computer Control Systems:Similarities and Differences

    Introductory Statements:

    T. L. Johnson

    W. L. Miller

    R. P. Singer

    H. U. Steusloff


    Session 4. W. L. Miller, Chairman

    A Multi-processor Approach for the Automation of Quality Control in an Overall Production Control System

    Concept and Examples of a Distributed Computer System with a High-Speed Ring Data Bus


    Session 5. F. G. Sheane, Chairman

    Transaction Processing in Distributed Control Systems


    Parallel Processing Concepts for Distributed Computer Control Systems


    The Design of Distributed Computer Control Systems


    Session 6. K. D. Müller, Chairman

    Development of Distributed Control Systems


    Additional Papers

    Petri Nets for Real Time Control Algorithms Decomposition

    Economic Considerations for Real-Time Aircraft/Avionic Distributed Computer Control Systems

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160702

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