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Innovations in Information Systems for Business Functionality and Operations Management

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Tailoring information systems development to operations management and business strategy is an important way to bolster the effectiveness and efficiency of any institution’s managerial success.
Innovations in Information Systems for Business Functionality and Operations Management offers a vital compendium of the latest research in IS/IT applications to business and operations management. With experts from around the world giving contributions in the form of case studies, methodologies, best practices, frameworks, and research, this critical collection of cutting-edge and state-of-the-art technological references will serve practitioners and academics alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. INNOVATIONS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR BUSINESS FUNCTIONALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    2. SECTION 1: COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
    3. SECTION 2: DECISION ANALYSIS
    4. SECTION 3: MILITARY AND HOMELAND SECURITY
    5. SECTION 4: NONLINEAR COMPLEMENTARITY PROBLEM
    6. SECTION 5: OPTIMIZATION
    7. SECTION 6: REVENUE MANAGEMENT
    8. SECTION 7: SIMULATION
    9. SECTION 8: STOCHASTIC MODELS
    10. SECTION 9: STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION
  6. Section 1: Computing and Information Technologies
    1. Chapter 1: The Open System for Master Production Scheduling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE M DICTIONARY
      5. DETAILS ABOUT THE OSMPS
      6. THE MODIFIED DIXON SILVER HEURISTIC (MODS)
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: A Unified Classification Ecosystem for Auctions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BASIC AUCTION FORMATS AND PREVIOUS CLASSIFICATION ATTEMPTS
      4. MAJOR AUCTION PARAMETERS
      5. CONCLUSIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  7. Section 2: Decision Analysis
    1. Chapter 3: Fuzzy Multi-Choice Goal Programming for Supplier Selection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODELS FORMULATION
      4. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. Appendix A
      7. Appendix B
    2. Chapter 4: Solution of Correlated Multi-Response Optimization Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESIRABILITY FUNCTION
      4. GREY BASED TAGUCHI METHOD
      5. INTEGRATED METHODOLOGY FOR OPTIMIZATION
      6. EXPERIMENTATION AND DATA COLLECTION
      7. DATA ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 5: Decision-Making Elements for the Design of Emerging Multi-Dimensional Auctions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AN OVERVIEW OF AUCTIONS
      4. FROM SIMPLE AUCTIONS TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL AUCTIONS
      5. MULTI-ATTRIBUTE AUCTIONS
      6. MULTI-UNIT AUCTIONS
      7. MULTI-ITEM AUCTIONS
      8. COMBINATORIAL AUCTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Military and Homeland Security
    1. Chapter 6: Discrete Combat Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCRETE FORMS OF LANCHESTER’S EQUATIONS
      4. ANALYTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR DISCRETE FORM OF LANCHESTER’S DIRECT FIRE EQUATIONS
      5. RED AND BLUE FORCE ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE
      6. DEFINING PARITY
      7. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACH
      8. ILLUSTRATIVE “DIRECT FIRE” HISTORIC EXAMPLES
      9. INSURGENCY AND COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPERATIONS
      10. COMPARISON TO STANDARD LANCHESTER’S EQUATIONS VIA DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: A Graph-Search Based Navigation Algorithm for Traversing A Potentially Hazardous Area with Disambiguation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE FORMULATION
      4. THE NAVIGATION ALGORITHM
      5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      6. REAL WORLD DATA
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Nonlinear Complementarity Problem
    1. Chapter 8: Numerical Studies on Reformulation Techniques for Continuous Network Design with Asymmetric User Equilibria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
      3. MPCC MODEL FOR CNDP
      4. SOLUTION ALGORITHM – THE NLPEC SOLVER
      5. NUMERICAL EXPERIMENTS
      6. RESULT ANALYSIS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: A New Hybrid Inexact Logarithmic-Quadratic Proximal Method for Nonlinear Complementarity Problems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ALGORITHM
      4. THEORETICAL RESULTS
      5. CONVERGENCE ANALYSIS
      6. NUMERICAL EXPERIMENTS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Optimization
    1. Chapter 10: A Note on the Connection Between the Primal-Dual and the A* Algorithm
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DERIVATION
      5. DUALITY
      6. INITIAL FEASIBLE SOLUTIONS
      7. BIDIRECTIONAL SEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Global Bacteria Optimization Meta-Heuristic Algorithm for Jobshop Scheduling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION AND OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. GLOBAL BACTERIA OPTIMIZATION (GBO) META-HEURISTIC
      5. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 6: Revenue Management
    1. Chapter 12: Dynamic Pricing Model for Substitutable Products
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. MODEL CONSRUCTION
      5. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 13: Optimizing Cash Management for Large Scale Bank Operations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SURVEY OF LITERATURE
      4. CONTRIBUTION TO THE LITERATURE
      5. THE CASH FLOW MODEL
      6. A PILOT STUDY
      7. A HEURISTIC PROCEDURE
      8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  12. Section 7: Simulation
    1. Chapter 14: Automatic Partitioning of Large Scale Simulation in Grid Computing for Run Time Reduction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE SURVEY
      4. PROPOSED PARTITIONING PROBLEM FORMULATION AND METHODOLOGY
      5. EXPERIMENT SETUP AND RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 15: Assessing Transport Aircraft Inspection Strategies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. ANALYSIS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. DISCLAIMER
      7. APPENDIX 1. INDEPENDENT VARIABLES FOR REGRESSIONS
      8. APPENDIX 2. LINEARIZATION TRANSFORMATIONS
      9. APPENDIX 3. ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 8: Stochastic Models
    1. Chapter 16: Analysis of State Dependent Vacation Queues with Threshold Gated Service Policy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODEL DESCRIPTION, ASSUMPTIONS, NOTATIONS AND EXAMPLES
      4. PRELIMINARY RESULTS
      5. QUEUEING DELAY ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 17: Performance of Two-Component Systems with Imperfect Repair
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPERFECT REPAIR
      4. NUMERICAL EXAMPLES
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  14. Section 9: Stochastic Optimization
    1. Chapter 18: Security Constrained Economic Dispatch
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 DEFINITIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      4. 4 SOLVING THE MDP MODEL
      5. 5 A NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      6. 6 CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Polynomial Approximation for Two Stage Stochastic Programming with Separable Objective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POLYNOMIAL APPROXIMATION FOR CONVEX FUNCTIONS
      4. OPTIMALITY AND COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
      5. NUMERICAL RESULTS AND CONCLUSION
  15. Compilation of References
  16. About the Contributors
  17. Index