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—This paper presents an augmented Lagrangian (AL) approach to scheduling a generation mix of thermal and hydro resources. AL presents a remedy to duality gap encountered with the ordinary Lagrangian for nonconvex problems. It shapes the La-grangian function as a Hyperparaboloid associating penalty in the direction of the coupling constraints. This work(More)
Structure prediction of proteins is considered a limiting step and determining factor in drug development and in the introduction of new therapies. Since the 3D structures of proteins determine their functionalities, prediction of dihedral angles remains an open and important problem in bioinformatics, as well as a major step in discovering tertiary(More)
  • S. Al-Agtash
  • 2006
Electricity trade will eventually evolve into some type of an electronic commerce structure, facilitated by a group of collaborative software agents that work according to standard regulations and strict operational and security constraints. This paper presents developing agents for electricity trade markets. We follow a standard agent design requirements(More)
A wireless sensor network (WSN) consists of a large number of sensor nodes. The nodes are represented by mobile ground robots and are deployed over an area to perform local sensing of the surroundings. Sensing and detection of critical events and vulnerabilities in such areas are highly desirable for a wide range of civil and military applications. Autonomy(More)
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