The future of systems, man and cybernetics: Application domains and research methods

James M. Tien, Chelesea C. White, Keith W. Hipel, Mo Jamshidi

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Abstract

Several important application areas that will dominate systems, man and cybernetics (SMC) efforts for at least the next decade, together with the methods that will require further research and development in order to appropriately address these application domains, are considered in this panel session. More specifically, four broad and pervasive system domains are examined: service systems, infrastructure and transportation systems, environmental and energy systems, and defense and space systems. Given the nature of these four application domains, a number of new systems (i.e., holistic-oriented, including system of systems), man (i.e., decision-oriented, including decision informatics) and cybernetic (i.e., adaptive-oriented, including real-time control) methods are identified and their further development are discussed. Clearly, the IEEE Society on Systems, Man and Cybernetics has a great future; its systems, man and cybernetic methods are relevant for addressing challenging problems arising in system domains that are becoming increasingly dominant in this 21st Century. However, the methods must be refined and expanded to meet the changing needs of this century; from a system to a system of systems vision, from a disciplinary to a multidisciplinary outlook, from a mass production to a mass customization focus, from a steady-state to a real-time perspective, and from an optimal to an adaptive approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
Pagesi-ii
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Oct 7 2007Oct 10 2007

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period10/7/0710/10/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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