Autonomous Decentralized Systems and their Applications in Transport and Infrastructure

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  • Year: 2018

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBTR0090

  • ISBN: 978-1-78561-281-7

  • Pagination: c.360pp

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In a large and complex system, such as a railway network, it is often not an option to stop operation at any time. Even if a part of the system fails, is being repaired or modified, the system has to keep functioning. This leads to many requirements for on-line expansion, on-line maintenance, and fault-tolerance. Dynamic changes demand next-generation control, information and service systems to be based on adaptive, reliable and reusable technologies and applications. Such systems are expected to have the characteristics of living systems composed of largely autonomous and decentralized components. Hence they are called Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ADS).

This work describes the concept, architecture and technologies of ADS and their applications in intelligent control, information and service systems, with a focus on transport. ADS is explained first using the example of the Japanese railway transport system; applications in other fields and countries follow. The goal is to describe the ADS concept and the technologies, applications and businesses on the basis of a consistent concept for achieving intelligent systems such as for manufacturing, transportation service, air traffic, robotic and distributed services.

About the Editors

Kinji Mori is a Distinguished Researcher at the Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda University, Japan. Dr. Mori has made fundamental contributions to the field of reliable and maintainable distributed computer systems. In 1977, he proposed a completely new system concept named Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ADS). Dr. Mori contributes to ADS architecture construction, technologies invention, product designing, business planning, implementation, de-facto standardization and foundation of international conferences and his achievements also include the patents of their technologies registered and applied in the world; foundation of several IEEE sponsored international conferences e.g., International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ISADS); and papers in archived journals, books, and international conferences.

Takashi Kunifuji is Principal Chief Researcher of the Research and Development Centre of JR East group at East Japan Railway Company, Japan. He has been engaged in research and development of railway signal control systems since 1998, and worked in the maintenance, design, and construction of signalling systems from 1992 to 1998. He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2011.

Book readership

This compelling book is an important read for students, researchers, engineers, planners and managers in IT, business and service.

Book contents

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Part 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Autonomous Decentralized Systems and its Paradigm Shift- Kinji Mori, Xiaodong Lu

Part 2: ADS Applications in Intelligent Infrastructure

Chapter 2: Autonomous Decentralized Safety Critical System - Takashi Kunifuji

Chapter 3: Train Control System - Masayuki Matsumoto

Chapter 4: ATOS (Autonomous Decentralized Transport Operation Control Systems) - Kazuo Kera, Satoru Hori, Takashi Kunifuji

Chapter 5: ADS fault tolerant property in air traffic control systems - Tadashi Koga

Chapter 6: An agile manufacturing model based on autonomous agents - Leo van Moergestel

Part 3: Developing ADS Technologies and Applications Leading to Innovation in Life Style

Chapter 7: Railway Ticketing Services (Suica)- Akio Shiibashi

Chapter 8: Robot as a Service and Its Visual Programming Environment- Yinong Chen, Gennaro De Luca

Chapter 9: “JR EAST App” for Customers’ Smartphones based on ICT- Takeshi Nakagawa, Takayuki Matsumoto

Chapter 10: Autonomous Decentralised Systems and Society - Colin Harrison, Jeffrey Johnson, Ralph Dum

Chapter 11: Internet of Simulation: Building Smart Autonomous Decentralised Systems - David McKee, Stephen Clement, Jie Xu

Part 4: Concept Oriented Business & Services (Business Model) New Business Model Inspired from ADS

Chapter 12: Autonomous Decentralised Service Oriented Architecture- Carlos Perez -Leguizamo

Chapter 13: The Role of Blockchain in Autonomous Distributed Business Services - Doug McDavid

Chapter 14: Change and Expansion of Business Structure Using ADS Concept in Railway Market - Yuichi Yagawa, Shuichiro Sakikawa, Hiromitsu Kato, Gaku Suzuki

Chapter 15: Sustainable Business through Alliance based on Railway Infrastructure Management and Technology Concept Model - Masaki Ogata

Chapter 16: Smart cities, IOT, Industrie 4.0 / Industrial internet, Cyber Physical Systems Concepts, Burdens and Business Models - R. Popescu-Zeletin

Part 5: Conclusion & Future Directions

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