Systems Approach for Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080220178, 9781483188249

Systems Approach for Development

1st Edition

Proceedings of the IFAC Conference, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, 26-29 November 1977

Editors: M. A. R. Ghonaimy
eBook ISBN: 9781483188249
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 662
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Systems Approach for Development presents articles in such topics as methodology, management and planning, education and transfer of technology, industrial application, energy, power systems, transportation and communication systems, urban systems and housing, and water resource systems. A sample of article in methodology is a simplified model approach in the hierarchical control systems. The book discusses such topics as dynamic economic models, creation of an optimum technology for olive oil production, systems prospective, types of technological forecasting techniques, and the use of a learning automata model in resource allocation problems. The optimal rate of transfer of technology is briefly analyzed and a systems approach to technological education is covered. An essay in the development of operator interface techniques is given. A section of the text provides the requirements of an ideal teaching system for microcomputers.
The book will provide useful information to engineers, sociologists, economists, computer programmers, students and researchers in the field of science.

Table of Contents


A Simplified Model Approach in the Hierarchical Control Systems

Closed Loop Control, Stability and Transient Behavior of Certain Dynamic Economic Models

Hierarchical Optimization and Control ~ An Applications Orientated Survey

Dialogues Around the Best Technology for Producing Olive Oil

The Use of Computers for Monitoring and Control in the Developing Countries

Identification of Multicountry Infrastructure Projects in the Arab World Using the Systems Methodology

Alleviating the Client/Designer Problem in Large-Scale System Design

Systems Prospective

A Methodology for Identification, Evaluation and Comparison of R & D Projects in R & D Planning

Management and Planning

The Role of Technological Forecasting in Planning Future Developments

Computer Assisted Planning and Forecasting in Developing Countries

Systems Approach to Improvement of Investment Management in Developing Countries^

Decentralized Modeling and Control Strategies in Development Planning

Use of a Learning Automata Model in Resource Allocation Problems

A Methodology for after the Fact Evaluation of R & D Projects

Simulation as a Replacement of Complex Mathematical Analysis in Solving Managerial Problems

Sectorial Analysis for the Metallurgical Industries in the Arab World

Education and Transfer of Technology

Recent Trends in Metrology, Quality and Reliability Education at the University Level in Egypt (Alexandria University)

International Data Exchange and its Role in Development-Applications, Problems and Possible Solutions

Introduction of Technology Change, One of Many Considerations

Optimal Rate of Transfer of Technology

Systems Approach to Technology Education

Dynamic Power System Simulator for Design and Training Purposes

What Does a Developing Country Expect from Intergovernmental Co-operation in Information Technology?

Two Models for the Development of Transnational Education Systems: Redesigned Transfer and Controlled Multiplication

Optimal Planning in Education to Meet Social Demand and Manpower Requirements

Remarks About Printing and Displaying Some Non-Latin Characters

Development in Operator Interface Techniques

On-Line Training on Analog Computer Identification of a Speed Control System

Requirements of an Ideal Teaching System for Microcomputers

Training on Systems Approach, A Case Study in Egypt

Assimilation of Transferred Know-How

Industrial Application

Automation of the Fusion Post in a Foundry

Continuous Hot Dip Galvanizing of Steel Strip, A Highly Automated Process

Modeling for Sub-Optimal Control of an Epitaxial Reactor

New Technologies for Cast-Iron Melting and Casting

Optimal Computer Control and Instrumentation of Fermentation Processes

Forecasting Cement and Steel Needs in Developing Countries

On-line Moisture Measurement in Phosphate Process Control

Process-Computers in Cement Plants

Optimal Multilevel Control of Hot Rolling Steel Mills

Some Economic and Technical Aspects of Mini-Mills

Progress in Mask Correlation Methodology and Technology

Application of Radioisotopes Automatic System at Helwan Iron and Steel Company

Minimization of Scale Formation on the Heated Ingots in a Soaking Pit

Matching Control-Technology Packages to the Needs of Developing Countries

A Heterogeneous Model for the Optimal Control of Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactors Experiencing Catalyst Decay

Composition Dynamics and Control in Counterflow Extractive Reactors


Planning Models for Petrochemical Complexes

On Energy Demand and Modeling in Developing Countries

Scope of Solar Energy Application to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in Developing Countries

Management of Energy Resources — Energy Supplies in Remote Places

Recovered-Sulfur: A Constraint or a Relief for Future Hydrocarbon Related Energy Technologies?

Power Systems

Optimal Operation of the Algerian Electric Power System

Stability and Control of Large Scale Power Systems Using Decomposition Aggregation Techniques

Nuclear Power Planning with Reference to Developing Countries

Controllability of Power Systems with Long Transmission Lines

Regional Electric Power System Planning Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming

Optimal Use of Water Resources for Electricity Production

Centralized Real-Time Power System Control Using On-Line Computer

Planning Capacity Evaluations in Power System

Systems Analytical Tools for Electric Energy Sector Planning

Improvement of Transient Stability Problem for the A.R.E. 500 kV Ties Using Optimal Control

Transportation And Communication Systems

Modeling Interaction Between Urban Development and Transportation

A Model for Determining Cost Effective Telecommunication Services to Satisfy the Demand in a Given Environment

A Multi-Level Approach to the Coordination of the Transportation Systems

Cost Control of Truck Service for Land Rig Operations

Urban Systems and Housing

Partial Prefab (PPS) System for Housing

Optimization of Urban and Regional Water Supply Systems

A Systems Approach in Building Component Design

Computer Aided Architectural Design: SIGMA-ARCHI System

A Study of Some Stochastic Urban Service Systems

Water Resource Systems

Simulation of Non-Stationary Monthly Runoff for a River with Highly Variable Discharges

Systems Approach in Water Resources Planning

A Large-Scale Stochastic Model for Management of Khuzestan Water Resources System

Systems Approach in Hydrology

An Approach to the Control of Water Resources Systems

Assessment and Control of Surface Water Resources Through River Water Quality Modeling

Dynamic Programming Optimization for a Water Collecting System

Agriculture and Food

Optimal Buffer Stock Operations in a Cobweb Model

Spatial Aspects in Agriculture Sector Analysis

An Agricultural Policy Model for India

A Systems Analysis of Small-Holder Agriculture. A Systems Approach to Mechanization

A Proposed Integrated System for Wind-Powered Irrigation and Fish Farming Suited to Developing Countries

Health Care Systems

A System Model for Health Care

Towards An Improved Model for the Emergency Care Services of Cairo Hospitals

Hospital Automation Systems (A Survey)

Optimal Planning of Health Care Systems to Meet Social Demand and Manpower Requirements in Developing Countries

Pollution and Environmental Systems

Economic Sewage Treatment as a Result of Automation

A New Three Level Algorithm for River Pollution Control

Parametric Study of Waste Treatment System with Activated Sludge Process

Water Pollution and Industrial Development: A Systems Approach

Fuels and Ecological Balance

Socioeconomic Models

Some Approaches to the Specific Problems Which Occur in the Optimum Control of the Economies of Developing Young Countries

Studies on Socially-Optimal Process Designs

The Oblivions in Tourism Planning

A Feedback Control System for Socioeconomic Models

Author Index


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