In a large and complex system, such as a railway system, 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 the intelligent control, information and service systems. 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 are also covered. The work is an important read for students, researchers, engineers, planners and managers in IT, business and service.
- Part 1: Introduction
- Chapter 1: Autonomous Decentralized Systems and its Paradigm Shift
- Part 2: ADS Applications in Intelligent Infrastructure
- Chapter 2: Autonomous Decentralized Safety Critical System
- Chapter 3: Train Control System
- Chapter 4: ATOS (Autonomous Decentralized Transport Operation Control Systems)
- Chapter 5: ADS fault tolerant property in air traffic control systems
- Chapter 6: An agile manufacturing model based on autonomous agents
- Part 3: Developing ADS Technologies and Applications Leading to Innovation in Life Style
- Chapter 7: Railway Ticketing Services (Suica)
- Chapter 8: Robot as a Service and Its Visual Programming Environment
- Chapter 9: 'JR EAST App' for Customers' Smartphones based on ICT
- Chapter 10: Autonomous Decentralised Systems and Society
- Chapter 11: Internet of Simulation: Building Smart Autonomous Decentralised Systems
- Part 4: Concept Oriented Business & Services (Business Model) New Business Model Inspired from ADS
- Chapter 12: Autonomous Decentralised Service Oriented Architecture
- Chapter 13: The Role of Blockchain in Autonomous Distributed Business Services
- Chapter 14: Change and Expansion of Business Structure Using ADS Concept in Railway Market
- Chapter 15: Sustainable Business through Alliance based on Railway Infrastructure Management and Technology Concept Model
- Chapter 16: Smart cities, IOT,Industrie 4.0 / Industrial internet, Cyber Physical Systems Concepts, Burdens and Business Models
- Part 5: Conclusion & Future Directions
Waseda University, Japan.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
Kinji Mori is a Distinguished Researcher at the Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda University, Japan and Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan after he also worked at Hitachi as Researcher and Director for 23 years. Dr. Mori is a Life Fellow of the professional society - IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). 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), sales of which now total over US$5 billion worldwide. 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 more than 350 patents registered internationally; foundation of several IEEE sponsored international conferences e.g., International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ISADS); and over 500 papers in archived journals, books, and international conferences. His contributions were recognized by the many highly prestigious awards conferred upon him including the Ichimura Industrial Prize.