Published Books of Amit Konar

Call Admission Control in Mobile Cellular Networks
(Studies in Computational Intelligence
Author : Amit Konar and Sanchita Ghosh
Date Of Published : August 04, 2012
Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 3642309968
ISBN-13 : 978-3642309960
Book Description  

Call Admission Control (CAC) and Dynamic Channel Assignments (DCA) are important decision-making problems in mobile cellular communication systems. Current research in mobile communication considers them as two independent problems, although the former greatly depends on the resulting free channels obtained as the outcome of the latter. This book provides a solution to the CAC problem, considering DCA as an integral part of decision-making for call admission. Further, current technical resources ignore movement issues of mobile stations and fluctuation in network load (incoming calls) in the control strategy used for call admission. In addition, the present techniques on call admission offers solution globally for the entire network, instead of considering the cells independently.
CAC here has been formulated by two alternative approaches. The first approach aimed at handling the uncertainty in the CAC problem by employing fuzzy comparators. The second approach is concerned with formulation of CAC as an optimization problem to minimize call drop, satisfying a set of constraints on feasibility and availability of channels, hotness of cells, and velocity and angular displacement of mobile stations. Evolutionary techniques, including Genetic Algorithm and Biogeography Based Optimization, have been employed to solve the optimization problems. The proposed approaches outperform traditional methods with respect to grade and quality of services.


Parallel and Distributed Logic Programming : Towards the Design of a Framework for the Next Generation Database Machines
(Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Author : Amit Konar
Date Of Published : November 19, 2010
Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 3642070086
ISBN-13 : 978-3642070082
Book Description  

This book introduces the parallel and distributed approach to logic programming, examining existing models of distributed logic programming, and proposing an alternative framework for distributed logic programming using extended Petri nets. The hardwired realization of the Petri net based framework is presented in detail, and principles of mapping of a logic program on to the proposed framework are outlined. Finally, the book explores the scope of Petri net models in designing next-generation deductive database machines.


Cognitive Engineering : A Distributed Approach to Machine Intelligence (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing)
Author : Amit Konar
Date Of Published : October 22, 2010
Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 1849969841
ISBN-13 : 978-1849969840
Book Description  

This book explores the design issues of intelligent engineering systems. Beginning with the foundations of psychological modeling of the human mind, the main emphasis is given to parallel & distributed realization of intelligent models for application in reasoning, learning, planning & multi-agent co-ordination problems. Case studies on human-mood detection & control, & behavioral co-operation of mobile robots are provided. This is the 1st comprehensive text of its kind, bridging the gap between Cognitive Science & Cognitive Systems Engineering. Each chapter includes plenty of numerical examples & exercises with sufficient hints, so that readers can solve the exercises on their own. Computer simulations are included in most chapters to give a clear idea about the application of the algorithms undertaken. This book is unique in its theme & contents - written with graduates in mind, it would also be a valuable resource for researchers in the fields Cognitive Science, Computer Science & Cognitive Engineering.


Metaheuristic Clustering
(Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Author : Amit Konar and Swagatam Das and Ajith Abraham
Date Of Published : March 24, 2009
Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 3540921729
ISBN-13 : 978-3540921721
Book Description  

Cluster analysis means the organization of an unlabeled collection of objects or patterns into separate groups based on their similarity. The task of computerized data clustering has been approached from diverse domains of knowledge like graph theory, multivariate analysis, neural networks, fuzzy set theory, and so on. Clustering is often described as an unsupervised learning method but most of the traditional algorithms require a prior specification of the number of clusters in the data for guiding the partitioning process, thus making it not completely unsupervised. Modern data mining tools that predict future trends and behaviors for allowing businesses to make proactive and knowledge-driven decisions, demand fast and fully automatic clustering of very large datasets with minimal or no user intervention.

In this volume, we formulate clustering as an optimization problem, where the best partitioning of a given dataset is achieved by minimizing/maximizing one (single-objective clustering) or more (multi-objective clustering) objective functions. Using several real world applications, we illustrate the performance of several metaheuristics, particularly the Differential Evolution algorithm when applied to both single and multi-objective clustering problems, where the number of clusters is not known beforehand and must be determined on the run. This volume comprises of 7 chapters including an introductory chapter giving the fundamental definitions and the last Chapter provides some important research challenges.

Academics, scientists as well as engineers engaged in research, development and application of optimization techniques and data mining will find the comprehensive coverage of this book invaluable..


Emotional Intelligence : A Cybernetic Approach
(Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Author : Amit Konar and Aruna Chakraborty
Date Of Published : November 11, 2009
Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 3540686061
ISBN-13 : 978-3540686064
Book Description  

Emotional Intelligence is a new discipline of knowledge, dealing with modeling, recognition and control of human emotions. The book Emotional Intelligence: A Cybernetic Approach, to the best of the authors’ knowledge is a first comprehensive text of its kind that provides a clear introduction to the subject in a precise and insightful writing style. It begins with a philosophical introduction to Emotional Intelligence, and gradually explores the mathematical models for emotional dynamics to study the artificial control of emotion using music and videos, and also to determine the interactions between emotion and logic from the points of view of reasoning. The later part of the book covers the chaotic behavior of co-existing emotions under certain conditions of emotional dynamics. Finally, the book attempts to cluster emotions using electroencephalogram signals, and demonstrates the scope of application of emotional intelligence in several engineering systems, such as human-machine interfaces, psychotherapy, user assistance systems, and many others.

The book includes nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the subject from a philosophical and psychological standpoint. It outlines the fundamental causes of emotion arousal, and typical characteristics of the phenomenon of an emotive experience. The relation between emotion and rationality of thoughts is also introduced here. Principles of natural regulation of emotions are discussed in brief, and the biological basis of emotion arousal using an affective neuro-scientific model is introduced next. Scope of mathematical modeling to study the dynamics of emotion is also discussed. Principles of controlling emotion by artificial means, and the effect of emotion modeling on human-machine interactions are also outlined.


Innovations in Robot Mobility and Control
(Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Author : Amit Konar, Srikanta Patnaik, Lakhmi C. Jain, Spyros G. Tzafestas, Germano Resconi
Date Of Published : June 02, 2006
Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 3540268928
ISBN-13 : 978-3540268925
Book Description  

here exists quite a vast literature on mobile robots, covering fundamental principles on motion control and path-planning in indoor environments using ultrasonic/laser transducers. However, there is a scarcity of books/collective documents on vision based navigation of mobile robots and multi-agent systems. The book fills this gap and attempts to develop interesting models for vision based map building in indoor and outdoor environments, precise motion control, navigation in dynamic environment, and above all multi-agent co-operation of robots. The most important aspect of this book is that the principles and models introduced in the text are all field-tested, and thus can readily be used in solving real world problems, such as factory automation, disposal of nuclear wastes, landmine clearing and computerized surgery. Primarily meant for graduate students and researchers in robotics, the book is equally useful to interested audience of any discipline for its contents and simplicity in presentation style.


Computational Intelligence : Principles, Techniques and Applications
Author : Amit Konar
Date Of Published : March 30, 2005
Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 3540208984
ISBN-13 : 978-3540208983
Book Description  

Computational Intelligence: Principles, Techniques and Applications presents both theories and applications of computational intelligence in a clear, precise and highly comprehensive style. The textbook addresses the fundamental aspects of fuzzy sets and logic, neural networks, evolutionary computing and belief networks. The application areas include fuzzy databases, fuzzy control, image understanding, expert systems, object recognition, criminal investigation, telecommunication networks, and intelligent robots. The book contains many numerical examples and homework problems with sufficient hints so that the students can solve them on their own.


Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing : Behavioral and Cognitive Modeling of the Human Brain
Author : Amit Konar
Date Of Published : December 8, 1999
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN-10 : 0849313856
ISBN-13 : 978-0849313851
Book Description  

With all the material available in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and soft computing-texts, monographs, and journal articles-there remains a serious gap in the literature. Until now, there has been no comprehensive resource accessible to a broad audience yet containing a depth and breadth of information that enables the reader to fully understand and readily apply AI and soft computing concepts.
Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing fills this gap. It presents both the traditional and the modern aspects of AI and soft computing in a clear, insightful, and highly comprehensive style. It provides an in-depth analysis of mathematical models and algorithms and demonstrates their applications in real world problems.
Beginning with the behavioral perspective of "human cognition," the text covers the tools and techniques required for its intelligent realization on machines. The author addresses the classical aspects-search, symbolic logic, planning, and machine learning-in detail and includes the latest research in these areas. He introduces the modern aspects of soft computing from first principles and discusses them in a manner that enables a beginner to grasp the subject. He also covers a number of other leading aspects of AI research, including nonmonotonic and spatio-temporal reasoning, knowledge acquisition, and much more.
Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: Behavioral and Cognitive Modeling of the Human Brain is unique for its diverse content, clear presentation, and overall completeness. It provides a practical, detailed introduction that will prove valuable to computer science practitioners and students as well as to researchers migrating to the subject from other disciplines.