Dmitry Novikov
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Breer V.V.,
Novikov D.A., Rogatkin A.D. Mob Control: Models of Threshold Collective
Behavior. Heidelberg: Springer, 2017. – 159 p. ISBN 9783319518640 The book
is dedicated to mathematical models of mob control with threshold
(conformity) collective decisionmaking of the agents. Based on
the analysis results of the interconnection between the micro and macromodels of active network structures, the static
(deterministic, stochastic and gametheoretic) and dynamic (discrete and
continuoustime) models of mob control are considered. Much attention is
given to models of informational confrontation. Many results are applicable
not only to mob control problems, but also to control problems arising in
social groups, online social networks, etc. The book
is intended to the researchers and practitioners, as well as the
undergraduate and postgraduate students, doctoral candidates specializing in
the field of collective behavior modeling. 


Novikov D.A.
Cybernetics: from Past to Future. ‑
Heidelberg: Springer, 2016. – 107 p. ISBN 9783319273969 This
book is a concise navigator across the history of cybernetics, its
stateoftheart and prospects. The evolution of cybernetics (from N. Wiener
to the present day) and the reasons of its ups and downs are presented. The
correlation of cybernetics with the philosophy and methodology of control, as
well as with system theory and systems analysis is clearly demonstrated. The book presents a detailed analysis focusing on
the modern trends of research in cybernetics. A new development stage of
cybernetics (the socalled cybernetics 2.0) is discussed as a science on
general regularities of systems organization and control. The author
substantiates the topicality of elaborating a new branch of cybernetics, i.e.
organization theory which studies an organization as a property, process and
system. The book is intended for theoreticians and
practitioners, as well as for students, postgraduates and doctoral candidates.
In the first place, the target audience includes tutors and lecturers
preparing courses on cybernetics, control theory and systems science. 


GameTheoretic Models in Mathematical
Ecology / Editors: V. Mazalov, D. Novikov, G. Ougolnitsky, L. Petrosyan. –
New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2015. – 132 p. ISBN 9781634834896 The idea
of this book is to demonstrate the tendency of modern research in
mathematical ecology using the optimal control theory and gametheoretic
methods. The book introduces the modelling of
environmental systems through conceptual gametheoretic models, showing the
importance of the equilibrium behavior under resource extraction. Using
discrete and continuous models of biological and physical processes, the
behavior of ecologicaleconomic systems is represented by models with
analytic or numerical solutions. A range of mathematical methods including
analytic and approximate methods for equilibrium definition, cooperative and
collective behavior determination are used to explore such models. The main
feature of the presented investigations is characterized by time consistent,
stabilized, collective and cooperative concepts in ecologicaleconomic
systems. This book is recommended for researchers and postgraduate students
of management, economic and in the applied mathematics departments. 


New Frontiers in Information and
Production Systems Modeling and Analysis – Incentive Mechanisms, Competence
Management, Knowledgebased Production / Series “Intelligent Systems Reference Library”.
Ed. by P. Rozewsky, D. Novikov,
O. Zaikin, N. Bakhtadze. – Berlin:
Springer, 2016. – 268 p. P. 35 ‑ 57. ISBN 9783319233376 This
book demonstrates how to apply modern approaches to complex system control in
practical applications involving knowledgebased systems. The dimensions of
knowledgebased systems are extended by incorporating new perspectives from
control theory, multimodal systems and simulation methods. The book
is divided into three parts: theory, production system and information system
applications. One of its main focuses is on an agentbased approach to
complex system analysis. Moreover, specialized forms of knowledgebased
systems (like elearning, social network, and production systems) are
introduced with a new formal approach to knowledge system modelling. The
book, which offers a valuable resource for researchers engaged in complex
system analysis, is the result of a unique cooperation between scientists
from applied computer science (mainly from Poland) and leading system control
theory researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences. 


Novikov D., Chkhartishvili A. Reflexion and Control: Mathematical
Models. – ISBN 9781138024731 This
book is dedicated to modern approaches to mathematical modeling of reflexive
processes in control. The authors consider reflexive games that describe the
gametheoretical interaction of agents making decisions based on a hierarchy
of beliefs regarding (1) essential parameters (informational reflexion), (2)
decision principles used by opponents (strategic reflexion), (3) beliefs
about beliefs, and so on. Informational and reflexive equilibria in reflexive
games generalize a series of wellknown equilibrium concepts in
noncooperative games and models of collective behavior. These models allow
posing and solving the problems of informational and reflexive control in
organizational, economic, social and other systems, in military applications,
etc. (the interested reader will find in the book over 30 examples of
possible applications in these fields) and describing uniformly many
psychological/sociological phenomena connected with reflexion, viz., implicit
control, informational control via the mass media, reflexion in chess, art
works, etc. The present book is intended for experts in decision making and
control of systems of an interdisciplinary nature, as well as for
undergraduates and postgraduates. 


Ashimov A.,
Sultanov B., Adilov Z.,
Borovskiy Y., Novikov D., Alshanov R.,
Ashimov As. Macroeconomic
Analysis and Parametric Control of a National Economy. – ISBN: 9781461444596 This is
a sequel to the book by Dr. A. Ashimov and his colleagues, Macroeconomic
Analysis and Economic Policy Based on Parametric Control. The authors have expanded both the developed
mathematical apparatus and the scope of problems and applications stemming
from the practice of steering a national economy of a small country in the
dynamic environment of the international economic order. The developed
theoretical foundation is used in Chapter 1 to suggest a decision
support system operating in the framework of state economic policy making.
Chapter 2 presents various mathematical models built on the basis of the
available statistical data and provides quality assessment of these models.
Parametric control problems are being formulated on the basis of these models
as problems of mathematical programming, and the obtained solutions are
subjected to analyses and interpretations. This is demonstrated by the
analysis of the effect of uncontrollable factors on the problem solutions.
Chapter 3 is aimed at the modelling and analysis of
cyclic phenomena in economics and their structural stability. Chapter 4
presents solutions of specific problems of national economy and analysis and
interpretation of their solutions. In summary, the authors formulate
comprehensive mathematical models of some critical mechanisms in micro
economics previously known only on a qualitative level. They provide vigorous
mathematical analysis of the models that justifies their applicability for
the formulation of parametric control problems, and the existence of
modelbased solutions. The complexity of the resultant problems is addressed
by the formulation of the appropriate algorithms. The described methodology
leads to the development of computerbased decision support systems. 


Novikov D. Control Methodology. – ISBN 9781624179624 The book focuses on the basics of control
methodology as the theory of control activity organization. This is done
using the framework of systems analysis in the logic of modern
(projecttechnological and knowledgebased) types of organizational culture.
Consideration of the psychological, sociological, philosophical, ethical and
aesthetical foundations of control methodology; characteristics, logical and
temporal structures of control activity as well as the general structure of
control theory and its components, give to the reader a detailed panoramic
picture of modern control theory foundations. The book allows the researcher
(or the manager) not only to realize what he is doing in his everyday
activity, but to improve and optimize this activity, as well as the activity
of his colleagues and subordinates. 


Ashimov A.,
Sultanov B., Adilov Z.,
Borovskiy Y., Novikov D., Nizhegorodtsev R.,
Ashimov As. Macroeconomic
Analysis and Economic Policy Based on Parametric Control. – ISBN: 9781461411529 Problems
of macroeconomic analysis and the participation of the state in control of
market economic development were critically revealed by the latest global
economic crisis in 2007–2009. This
work presents the elements of parametric control theory, as well as some
results in the context of the aforementioned problems based on ADAS, IS, LM,
IS–LM , IS–LMBP mathematical models and the models
of Keynes alleconomic equilibrium, open economy of a small country, market
cycles, and computable models of general equilibrium. The
materials of this book to a certain extent allow estimating the versions of
recommendations on stabilizing acyclic economic policy and choosing state
policy in the area of economic growth. 


Mechanism Design and Management: Mathematical
Methods for Smart Organizations
/ Ed. by Prof. D. Novikov. – New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2013. – 163
p. ISBN 9781626186095 Mechanism
Design (MD) is a branch of game theory which deals with conflict situations
involving a principal and a set of active agents (usually in the presence of
asymmetric information). Mechanism design theory delivers a solution to many
management problems in the form of a control mechanism, (i.e., a formalised routine of decisionmaking). Formal results of
MD can change the fundamentals of managerial practice by introducing
decisionmaking mechanisms in organisations, which
are efficient and robust with respect to employees
selfserving behaviour. The proposed book seeks a
more intensive application of MD methodology and its formal results in organisations. The main aim of the book is to provide
readers with the basics of an MDbased view on managerial problems, so that
intrafirm policies can be analysed through the
looking glass of employees behavioural
response. A systematic introduction of the underlying MD methodology is
combined with a collection of readytouse mechanisms for solving typical
management problems. The use of MD by individual managers is facilitated by
bringing together mathematical and business literature in a single treatise.
This book is not a purely academic monograph as it contains as few formulas
as possible, and no formal proofs (references to formal results are provided
throughout the text). Courses on MD for managers are not common in business
schools now, and our book represents the perfect material for such a course. 


Gubanov D., Korgin N.,
Novikov D., Raikov A. EExpertise:
Modern Collective Intelligence. – Heidelberg: Springer, 2014. – 150 p.
ISBN 9783319067698 This book focuses on organization and
mechanisms of expert decisionmaking support using modern information and
communication technologies, as well as information analysis and collective
intelligence technologies (electronic expertise or simply eexpertise). Chapter 1 (EExpertise) discusses the
role of eexpertise in decisionmaking processes. The procedures of
eexpertise are classified, their benefits and shortcomings are identified,
and the efficiency conditions are considered. Chapter 2 (Expert Technologies and
Principles) provides a comprehensive overview of modern expert technologies.
A special emphasis is placed on the specifics of eexpertise. Moreover, the
authors study the feasibility and reasonability of employing wellknown
methods and approaches in eexpertise. Chapter 3 (EExpertise: Organization and
Technologies) describes some examples of uptodate technologies to perform
eexpertise. Chapter 4 (Trust Networks and Competence
Networks) deals with the problems of expert finding and grouping by information
and communication technologies. Chapter 5 (Active Expertise) treats the
problem of expertise stability against any strategic manipulation by experts
or coordinators pursuing individual goals. The book addresses a wide range of
readers interested in management, decisionmaking and expert activity in
political, economic, social and industrial spheres. 


Burkov V., Goubko M.,
Korgin N., Novikov D. Introduction
to Theory of Control in Organizations. – ISBN 9781498714235 This
book explains how the methodology of systems analysis and mathematical
methods of control theory (including game theory and graph theory) can be
applied to the area of organizational management. The theory presented
extends the traditional approach of management science by introducing the
optimization and gametheoretical tools for systematic accounting of the
special nature of a human being as a control object. The authors use formal
methods to construct robust and efficient decisionmaking procedures. 


Novikov A., Novikov D. Research Methodology: From Philosophy of
Science to Research Design. – Amsterdam, CRC Press, 2013. – 130 p. ISBN 9781138000308 The book distinguishes itself from many other
works devoted to research methodology and the philosophy of science in its
integrated approach towards scientific research, which is regarded as the
scientific project on all levels–from philosophy of science to research
design. This work studies the basics of the methodology of scientific
research and the organization of scientific activity from the viewpoint of
systems science and system analysis. The book discusses the
basics of the methodology including philosophical, psychological,
epistemological and ethical/aesthetical foundations, the characteristics of
scientific activity, including principles of scientific cognition, the means
and methods of scientific research, the organization of a research
implementation process and its chronological structure and finally, the
organization of a collective scientific research design. The work should be of
interest to researchers, students and professionals in the fields of systems
science, cybernetics, systems engineering, philosophy of science and project
management, as well as to specialists of applied activity in the fields of
operations research, programming, mathematical modeling of decisionmaking in
organizations and economics. 


Burkov V., Novikov D., Shchepkin A. Control
Mechanisms for EcologicalEconomic Systems. ‑ Berlin: Springer,
2015. – 174 p. ISBN 9783319109145 This monograph presents and analyzes the
optimization, gametheoretic and simulation models of control mechanisms for
ecologicaleconomic systems. It is devoted
to integrated assessment mechanisms for total risks and losses, penalty
mechanisms, risk payment mechanisms, financing and costs compensation
mechanisms for risk level reduction, sales mechanisms for risk level quotas,
audit mechanisms, mechanisms for expected losses reduction, economic
motivation mechanisms, optimization mechanisms for regional environmental
(risk level reduction) programs, and mechanisms for authorities' interests
coordination. The book is
aiming at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as at experts in
mathematical modeling and control of ecological economic, socioeconomic and
organizational systems. 


Novikov D. Theory of Control in Organizations. – ISBN 9781624177941 The theory presented in the book deals with
methodological and mathematical foundations of control in organizations. It
extends the traditional approach of management science by introducing the
optimization and gametheoretical tools for systematic accounting of the
special nature of human beings as a control object (e.g. opportunism, selfish
behavior, information manipulation). Formal methods are used to construct
robust and efficient decisionmaking procedures (the, so called, mechanisms),
to support all aspects and stages of management activity (planning,
organization, motivation, and monitoring), over all decision horizons, from
operational to strategic management. This book reflects modern state of the
art theory of control in organizations and is intended for advanced graduate
students specializing in management sciences and in applications of control
theory and operations research in business administration. 