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Decentralised process modelling [chapter]

Bashar Nuseibeh, Jeff Kramer, Anthony Finkelstein, Ulf Leonhardt
1995 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we advocate decentralised process modelling and suggest that understanding and modelling the development processes of individual development participants is the key to supporting collaborative  ...  Different situations can be used to trigger a variety of further development actions, such as consistency checks between process models of different development participants.  ...  An Approach to Decentralised Process Modelling Approach. Our approach is to represent individual process models locally by associating them with individual development participants.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-59205-9_55 fatcat:lmp7js5xrjaadf2i5gojzzw24m

A spatially explicit whole-system model of the lignocellulosic bioethanol supply chain: an assessment of decentralised processing potential

Alex J Dunnett, Claire S Adjiman, Nilay Shah
2008 Biotechnology for Biofuels  
Conclusion: The conceptual and mathematical modelling framework developed provides a valuable tool for the assessment and optimisation of the lignocellulosic bioethanol supply chain.  ...  A combined production and logistics model has been developed to investigate cost-optimal system configurations for a range of technological, system scale, biomass supply and ethanol demand distribution  ...  These could be more readily decentralised, compared with fully integrated CHP systems, reducing the sensitivity of decentralised processing configurations (Figure 6b) to Process hot utility requirements  ... 
doi:10.1186/1754-6834-1-13 pmid:18662392 pmcid:PMC2546396 fatcat:i52gnqtwuzbdfhx4doatenjkte

Information theoretic quantiser design for decentralised estimation of hidden Markov models

S. Dey, F.A. Galati
2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2003. Proceedings. (ICASSP '03).  
Quantiser design for a nonlinear filter is considered in the context of a decentralised estimation system with communication constraints.  ...  The filter is based on quantised outputs of a discretetime, two-state Hidden Markov Model (HMM) as measured by two remote sensor nodes.  ...  The fact that Hidden Markov Processes can model many nonlinear systems well provides the motivation for studying them in this context.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icassp.2003.1201790 dblp:conf/icassp/DeyG03 fatcat:t2mcma36drgcnirhzgc5uice64

Decentralised training for medical students: Towards a South African consensus

Marietjie R. De Villiers, Julia Blitz, Ian Couper, Athol Kent, Kalavani Moodley, Zohray Talib, Susan Van Schalkwyk, Taryn Young
2017 African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine  
An expert panel workshop was held in October 2015 initiating a process to develop a model for decentralised training in South Africa.  ...  towards formulating decentralised training models and that the involvement of all health professions should be ensured.  ...  FIGURE 5:A process model. This model for decentralised learning is characterised by a focus on the process to be followed towards the creation of an enabling decentralised training environment.  ... 
doi:10.4102/phcfm.v9i1.1449 pmid:29041802 pmcid:PMC5645562 fatcat:y2w23xvqvrei7j3wotbvd6bwsy

From Fiscal Decentralisation to Economic Growt The Role of Complementary Institutions

Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan Arif, Mahmood Khalid
2016 Pakistan Development Review  
Decentralisation is theoretically expected to be a platform towards efficient provision of the local public goods and services.  ...  Further, it was found that fiscal decentralisation and quality institutions are complementary for economic growth.  ...  process.  ... 
doi:10.30541/v55i4i-iipp.761-780 fatcat:jxe45z4qr5byljh3btmvatonnq

Design and analysis of a multivariable fractional order controller for a non-minimum phase system

Cristina I Muresan, Eva H Dulf, Cosmin Copot, Robin De Keyser, Clara Ionescu
2015 Journal of Vibration and Control  
Two control strategies for multivariable processes are proposed that are based on a decentralised and a steady state decoupling approach. The designed controllers are fractional order PIs.  ...  Previous research for the same non-minimum phase process has proven that simple decentralised or decoupling techniques do not yield satisfactorily results and a multivariable IMC controller has been proposed  ...  Performance index for the disturbance rejection tests Control strategy Output y Output y 1 2 Nominal Modelling errors Nominal Modelling errors Decentralised fractional order control J =  ... 
doi:10.1177/1077546315575433 fatcat:lgldwd4k2vggvpnxtbolcgtmum

Using Conflict Resolution through Mediation to Address Problems that Might Arise with Decentralisation

Heorhii Basov
2019 Rocznik Administracji Publicznej  
Decentralisation is essentially a political process 8 . 3.  ...  Rules of decentralisation -the purpose and the limits of the decentralisation process -was it true decentralisation or in name only. 4.  ... 
doi:10.4467/24497800rap.19.016.11479 fatcat:wnmm3nekwbgzvjljcg7xpi5pne

Democratising Ukraine by Promoting Decentralisation? A Study of Swiss-Ukraine Cooperation

Oksana Myshlovska
2015 Revue Internationale de Politique de Développement  
Second, the paper examines a successful model of decentralised service delivery developed and implemented by DESPRO.  ...  The next section expands on the internal factors impeding the process of reform and then discusses how Switzerland has approached the political side of the decentralisation process in its programming.  ... 
doi:10.4000/poldev.2010 fatcat:cxumc3lluzh6pn47rszqetrlda

Learning to Model Opponent Learning (Student Abstract)

Ian Davies, Zheng Tian, Jun Wang
2020 PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTIETH AAAI CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE TWENTY-EIGHTH INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE  
In this work, we develop a novel approach to modelling an opponent's learning dynamics which we term Learning to Model Opponent Learning (LeMOL).  ...  We show our structured opponent model is more accurate and stable than naive behaviour cloning baselines.  ...  This is particularly pronounced in the decentralised setting where the increased opponent model accuracy and stability provided by modelling the opponent's learning process is essential to attain similar  ... 
doi:10.1609/aaai.v34i10.7157 fatcat:i665llqczre65dcxadzbhn3mya

Decentralised vs partially centralised self-organisation model for mobile robots in large structure assembly

Spartak Ljasenko, Pedro Ferreira, Laura Justham, Niels Lohse
2019 Computers in industry (Print)  
For that reason, an alternative, fully decentralised agent behaviour model was developed and compared to the hybrid one.  ...  Through simulated experiments, it was found that the decentralised agent behaviour model achieved much higher responsiveness; however, it required additional spare capacity to compensate for its decision-making  ...  By design, the decentralised model is not affected by increasing the frequency of disruptions that may arise in the manufacturing process.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compind.2018.09.002 fatcat:q2ssp3b3e5fytfb6vzai4sf3ii

Decentralised Coordination for Software Process Enactment [chapter]

Jun Yan, Yun Yang, Gitesh K. Raikundalia
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In addition, as a software process may be modelled incompletely at modelling time, a mechanism supporting run-time refinement of incomplete processes is also described in this paper.  ...  This paper adopts concepts from peerto-peer computing and presents an innovative approach to support decentralised process enactment.  ...  This paper introduces SwinDeW, which is an ongoing project aiming at providing decentralised coordination for software process enactment based on the peer-to-peer (p2p) distributed system model.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-45189-1_13 fatcat:cf2xwyae6fdjjd4skdcebqdtsi

Quantifying the Process and Performance of River Basin Water Management Decentralisation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ariel Dinar, Javier Ortiz Correa, Stefano Farolfi, Joao Mutondo
2015 Journal of African Economies  
This article identifies determinants of the decentralisation processes and performances of river basin management decentralisation in Sub-Saharan Africa, using an institutional analysis framework applied  ...  Main findings suggest that water scarcity is a major stimulus to the reform; that water user associations, if not well prepared and trained, may deter the decentralisation process and being part of an  ...  We would like to thank PEGASYS South Africa, for their enormous efforts and patience in the data collection process.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jae/ejv023 fatcat:3qkdcyjtq5ckdmabpot3rexyie

Decentralisation mechanisms of local democracy political and administrative processes within contemporary Ukrainian scientific discourse [chapter]

V. V. Gulay, N. V. Hrynoch
2020 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT: MODERN SCIENTIFIC DISCUSSIONS  
The main purpose of the territorial power reform is to construct a decentralised model of power organisation capable in a market economy to influence effectively and efficiently the processes of social  ...  In Ukraine the decentralisation of power is established through the prism of two opposite models, namely the "administrative" model (direct exercise of power by local administrative bodies and the local  ... 
doi:10.30525/978-9934-26-022-3-9 fatcat:igovj3sjcvbg7a7mpdyi3txlpe

Learning to Model Opponent Learning [article]

Ian Davies, Zheng Tian, Jun Wang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we develop a novel approach to modelling an opponent's learning dynamics which we term Learning to Model Opponent Learning (LeMOL).  ...  We show our structured opponent model is more accurate and stable than naive behaviour cloning baselines.  ...  This is particularly pronounced in the decentralised setting where the increased opponent model accuracy and stability provided by modelling the opponent's learning process is essential to attain similar  ... 
arXiv:2006.03923v1 fatcat:ljhey33ubja75baqfm4f5nyena

Decentralisation of Economic Law—An Oxymoron?

Myriam Senn
2005 Journal of Corporate Law Studies  
, but has resulted in a centralisation of that process, while the enforcement remains decentralised.  ...  In competition law, the regulation on the implementation of the rules on competition has lead to a decentralised model of law enforcement.  ...  Decentralisation within the models In relation to a model, it may be interesting to see how its different features work, within the model itself.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14735970.2005.11419940 fatcat:qook6pjwg5ep3lm25ruhikpnnu
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