Chapter 9. Control System: Traffic Management

The economics of software development have progressed to the point where many more kinds of applications are now automated than ever before, ranging from embedded microcomputers that control a myriad of automobile functions to tools that eliminate much of the drudgery associated with producing an animated film to systems that manage the distribution of interactive video services to millions of consumers. The distinguishing characteristic of all these larger systems is that they are extremely complex. Building systems so that their implementation is small is certainly an honorable task, but reality tells us that certain large problems demand large implementations. For some massive applications, it is ...

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