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Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Nagib C. Callaos

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Culture Propels the Intersection of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos with Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Marta Szabo White
(pages: 1-6)

INTUITEL and the Hypercube Model - Developing Adaptive Learning Environments
Kevin Fuchs, Peter A. Henning, Mutfried Hartmann
(pages: 7-11)

Baseline Study: Online Oil, Gas and Safety Technology Education for Ohio Residents of a Community Based Corrections Facility
George Ash, Alexis Benner
(pages: 12-13)

Causal Bayes Model of Mathematical Competence in Kindergarten
Božidar Tepeš, Gordana Lešin, Ana Hrkac, Krunoslav Tepeš
(pages: 14-17)

Change Requires Change! Information Technology, Student Preparedness and Industry Collaboration: Supporting the Bridging Process between Education and Training with Innovative Solutions
Jill Anne O’Sullivan
(pages: 18-21)

Virtual Learning Environment for Entrepreneurship: A Conceptual Model
Douglas Sparkes, Karin Schmidlin, Mark Hsu
(pages: 22-24)

Student Teachers’ Modeling of Acceleration Using a Video-Based Laboratory in Physics Education: A Multimodal Case Study
Louis Trudel, Abdeljalil Métioui, Gilbert Arbez
(pages: 25-30)

Effectiveness of a Constructivistic Multimedia-Learning Package on Shaping and Guiding Students’ Attitudes Toward Physics
Divya C. Senan, Matthew E. Edwards, Salam Khan, Asha J. Vilasini
(pages: 31-37)

A Preliminary Study of Pelletized Ecuadorian Cocoa Pod Husk for its Use as a Source of Renewable Energy
Luis Velázquez-Araque, José Cárdenas
(pages: 38-42)

Combination of Bayesian and Latent Semantic Analysis with Domain Specific Knowledge
Shen Lu, Richard S. Segall
(pages: 43-50)

Impact of Optimization and Parallelism on Factorization Speed of SIQS
Dominik Breitenbacher, Ivan Homoliak, Jiri Jaros, Petr Hanacek
(pages: 51-58)

Searching the Web for Earth Science Data: Semiotics to Cybernetics and Back
Bruce R. Barkstrom
(pages: 59-63)

Hybrid Optical Devices: The Case of the Unification of the Electrochromic Device and the Organic Solar Cell
Andre F. S. Guedes, Vilmar P. Guedes, Simone Tartari, Mônica L. Souza, Idaulo J. Cunha
(pages: 64-67)

An Organizational-Technical Concept to Deal with Open Source Software License Terms
Sergius Dyck, Daniel Haferkorn, Jennifer Sander
(pages: 68-73)

Implementing a Hybrid Graduate Program: Lessons Learned One Year Later
Ronda Sturgill, Jacob Wilson, J. C. Andersen
(pages: 74-76)

Creating the Economy of Virtuality: Systemic Aspects and Educational Considerations
Julio Rezende
(pages: 77-83)

Educational Software for the Teaching and Learning of Quadrilaterals Generated from a Programming Language and the Dabeja Method (Invited Paper)
Daniel Bejarano Segura, Piedad Chica Sosa
(pages: 84-89)





Aggregation of Composition States for Markov Estimation in Level 2 Fusion

Stephen Stubberud, Kathleen Kramer

In sensor fusion, the use of composition information can help define and understand relationships between targets. This process, part of the Situational Assessment problem, also referred to as Level 2 fusion, can be quite complex when using standard classification approaches such as the Bayesian taxonomy. Determination of the number and type of elements that comprise a group can vary from report to report based on the type of sensors, the environment, and the behavior of the group. Estimation of group composition that can take these factors into account has been developed using a Markov chain approach. If the number of potential target classes is significant and the various standard group compositions are numerous, the computational complexity becomes unmanageable. This effort investigates a useful and computationally attainable Level 2 composition state estimate based upon the use of state aggregation.

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