Systems Approach for Development

Systems Approach for Development

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: M. A. R. Ghonaimy
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188249

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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

  • Methodology

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 662
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188249

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M. A. R. Ghonaimy

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