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Difficulty of cooperation in iterated multi-Prisoner's Dilemma situation-Experimental evidence-

Kazuhito Ogawa, Tetsuya Kawamura, Tatsuya Kikutani, Sobei H. Oda
Using the laboratory experiment and simple multi–Prisoner’s dilemma model, this paper explores the effect of the change in the number of contacts and in the contact (payoff) structure, and then the characteristics of the strategy that leads players to reach mutual cooperation. When the number of contacts...
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Hybrid Neural Network Bankruptcy Prediction: An Integration of Financial Ratios, Intellectual Capital Ratios, MDA, and Neural Network Learning

Wen-Kuei Hsieh, Shang-Ming Liu, Sung-Yi Hsieh
One purpose of this paper is to propose hybrid neural network models for bankruptcy prediction. The proposed hybrid neural network models are, respecitvely, a MDA model integrated with financial ratios, a MDA model integrated with financial ratios and intellectual capital ratios, a MDA-assisted neural...
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Detecting and Classifying Emotion in Popular Music

Chia Chu Liu, Yi Hsuan Yang, Ping Hao Wu, Homer Chen
Music expresses emotion. However, analyzing the emotion in music by computer is a difficult task. Some work can be found in the literature, but the results are not satisfactory. In this paper, an emotion detection and classification system for pop music is presented. The system extracts feature values...
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Fast Occluded Object Tracking Technique with Distance Evaluation

Tsung-Han Tsai, Yuan-Chen Liu, Dung-Mau Chen, Chung-Yuan Lin
Objects in the world exhibit complex interactions.When captured in a video sequence, some interactions manifest themselves as occlusions. A visual tracking system must be able to track objects which are partially or even fully occluded. Occlusion is a difficult problem in target tracking, especially...
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Novel Silicon-Based Microwave Bandstop Filters for Communication Systems

Yeong-Lin Lai, Pei-Yen Cheng
This paper presents state-of-the-art silicon-based bandstop filters for the realization of microwave system-on-a-chip (SOC) communication systems. The characteristics of the bandstop filters are designed by the adjustment of the geometric dimensions of the filters in order to meet different system requirements....
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Predicting Technical Investors' Decisions in a Financial Market through Agent-Based Simulation

Yoshiki Kano, Takao Terano
We are developing an artificial stock market model with investor agents in order to analyze characteristics of a market price. In this paper, we analyze the effects of agent’s reaction rate to technical indicators in a financial market. Intensive experiments have suggested that trend follow investor...
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Enhanced Competitiveness of Multi-Agent System by Special Algorithm

Tin Yau Pang, Kwok Yip Szeto
Resource allocation in the econophysics of competing supermarket chains, modelled as a Multi-Agent System is addressed in the context of finding good method to increase the competitiveness of the company in networked economy. A special swapping algorithm which increased the local clustering effects of...
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Chain of Firms Bankruptcy

Yoshi Fujiwara
A link in production network is usually a creditor-debtor relationship. If a firm goes into financial insolvency state or bankruptcy, then firms on its upstream can have secondary effect from the bankruptcy. By using the recent 10 years data of bankruptcy in japan, we show that these causes of ``link...
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A Fuzzy Multiobjective Programming Approach for Vendor Selection in Iron & Steel Enterprise

Yuan Chen, Zhi-Ping Fan, Jun Lv, Jian-Yu Wang
The purpose of this paper is to study vendor selection problem with multi-vendor and multi-item in iron & steel industry. Firstly, the native fuzziness, derived from some uncertainty information, of some parameters in decision-making objectives is analyzed. After that, a fuzzy multiobjective programming...
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The Prediction for Index Futures Returns and the Relational Analysis of Spillover Effect

Ling-ming Kung, Shang-Wu Yu
This paper adopts the grey prediction methods, to investigate the return and volatility of major index futures among American and Eurasian markets. The grey relational theory and GM(1,N) model are further used to observe the volatility spillover effect and find the main influence factor in the volatility...
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Algorithms for Indexing Dynamic XML Data

Jeang-Kuo Chen, Jen-Peng Hsu
Some approaches such as path indexing, labeling, and numbering scheme have been proposed in order to facilitate query of XML data. The indexes derived by these approaches must be rebuilt if XML data is updated. The method LSDX (Labeling Scheme for Dynamic XML data) can dynamically add new labels without...
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A Study of the Performance Evaluation for Airline Operation

Gin-Shuh Liang, Tsung-Yu Chou, Shan-Shan Chuang
Combining the concepts of balanced scorecard, fuzzy set theory and entropy, a systematic fuzzy multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) for airlines operating performance evaluation is proposed. A hierarchical structure is constructed through the concept of balance scorecard includes four perspectives:...
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The Distinctiveness of Individuals: Using Knowledge Structures To Represent Research Focuses; The Field of Stem Cell Research

Jonathan Feinstein
Building on the framework presented in The Nature of Creative Development (Stanford U. Press, 2006), I describe an approach for representing researchers' focuses of research activity in a field; the approach is based on use of a knowledge representation framework. Application is made to the field of...
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A Fuzzy Preference Relations to Service Innovation Project Selection

Tsuen-Ho Hsu, Ling-Zhong Lin
In order to reduce the bias of linguistic recognitions among the group decision makings, this study develops “fuzzy multiple preference model” with two stages to better determining the suitable service innovation. A real numerical application in the chain wholesale has also been demonstrated.
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Emergence of Overconfidence Investors in Financial Markets

Hiroshi Takahashi, Takao Terano
This research utilizes the Agent-Based Model to clarify microscopic and macroscopic links between investor behavior and price fluctuations in the financial market. This analysis places focus on the role that investors’ overconfidence plays in the financial market. As a result of this analysis, it has...
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Hidden structure visualization adaptive to human's prior understanding

Yoshiharu Maeno, Ohsawa Yukio
This paper addresses hidden structure visualization adaptive to human’s prior understanding. The degree of understanding is parameterized by temperature used in the human-interactive annealing process along with stable deterministic crystallization algorithm. This adaptive nature is demonstrated with...
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Image Up-Sampling Using Discrete Wavelet Transform

Ping-Sing Tsai, Tinku Acharya
Image up-sampling is found to be a very effective technique useful in today’s digital image processing applications or rendering devices. In image up-sampling, an image is enhanced from a lower resolution to a higher resolution with the degree of enhancement depending upon application requirements. It...

Foreword

Eugen Paal, Sergei Silvestrov
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Preface

S. Twareque Ali, Piotr Kielanowski, Anatol Odzijewicz, Martin Schlichenmaier

Book Review by P A Clarkson

P.A. Clarkson
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Peter E Hydon: Symmetry Methods for Differential Equations: A Beginner's Guide Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics, Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Book Reviews by F Calogero

F. Calogero
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Four books published by Birkhäuser are reviewed.

Book Reviews by F Calogero

F. Calogero
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Seven books published by Birkhäuser are reviewed.

Book Review by B A Kupershmidt

B.A. Kupershmidt
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Five books are reviewed, namely Bruce C Berndt: Ramanujan's Notebooks. Part I. (With a foreword by S Chadrasekhar). Springer-Verlag, New York Berlin, 1985. 357 pages. --: Ramanujan's Notebooks. Part II. Springer-Verlag, New York Berlin, 1989. 359 pages. --: Ramanujan's Notebooks. Part III. Springer-Verlag,...

Book Reviews by F Calogero

F. Calogero
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Three books are reviewed, namely Masao Nagasawa: Schroedinger Equations and Diffusion Theory. Birkhaeuser, Basel Boston Berlin, 1993. 332 pages. David Wick (with a mathematical appendix by William Farris): The Infamous Bounary - Seven Decades of Controversy in Quantum Physics. Birkhaeuser. Boston Basel...

Book Review by P G L Leach

P.G.L. Leach
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N H Ibragimov: Elementary Lie Group Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, John Wiley, New York, 1999, 347 pages.
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A Maximum Achievement Model for a Interdependent Multi-location Investment Problem Using Goal Programming and Piecewise - Linear Approximation

Cheng-Chang Chang, Chung Yung, Wang
Consider an enterprise that wants to expand its business to multiple cities in global and to be one of well-known multinational enterprises (MNEs). Suppose the MNE hopes each planning investment subsidiary gleans a specific target return within a constant time horizon. Under this premise, this paper...

Preface

Tianrui Li, Pawan Lingras, Yuefeng Li, Joseph Herbert
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