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Post, W. M.

Works: 53 works in 72 publications in 3 languages and 507 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by W. M Post
Positive feedback in natural systems by D. L DeAngelis( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybernetics, a science concerned with understanding how systems are regulated, has reflected the preoccupations of the century in which it was born. Regulation is important in twentieth century society, where both machines and social organizations are complex. Cybernetics focused on and became primarily associated with the homeostasis or stability of system behavior and with the negative feedbacks that stabilize systems. It paid less attention to the processes opposite to negative feedback, the positive feedback processes that act to change systems. We attempt to redress the balance here by illustrating the enormous importance of positive feedbacks in natural systems. In an article in the American Scientist in 1963, Maruyama called for increased attention to this topic, noting that processes of change could occur when a "deviation in anyone component of the system caused deviations in other components that acted back on the first component to reinforce of amplify the initial deviation." The deviation amplification is the result of positive feedback among system components. Maruyama demonstrated by numerous examples that the neglect of such processes was unjustified and suggested that a new branch of cybernetics, "the second cybernetics," be devoted to their study
Stability criteria for multi-species ecological communities by W. M Post( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current trends in food web theory : report on a food web workshop, October 25-27, 1982, Fontana Village Inn, North Carolina by Oak Ridge National Laboratory( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of a linked forest productivity-soil process model by J Pastor( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of a Workshop on Climate Feedbacks and the Role of Peatlands, Tundra and Boreal Ecosystems in the Global Carbon Cycle by Tundra, and Boreal Ecosystems in the Global Carbon Cycle Workshop on Climate Feedbacks and the Role of Peatlands( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seasonal exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere : extrapolation from site-specific models to regional models by Anthony W King( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of MSNUCY, a computer model combining interspecific interactions with nutrient cycling by P. J Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Response of northern forests to CO2-induced climate change by J PASTOR( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Role of Communication and Coordination in Team Decision Making in a Command & Control Task (De rol van communicatie en cooerdinatie bij teambesluitvorming in een command & control taak)( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, the role of communication and coordination in team decision making in a command and control task has been investigated. First, a framework has been developed in which all team-related entities are described. Next, we have developed an artificial world in which various events take place. This world is represented by a city consisting of various buildings in which citizens live. The events are series of fires. A fire-fighting organization has been set up to deal with this situation. This organization has to allocate a restricted amount of resources to fulfill its goal: to rescue as many lives as possible. Focus of research is on how to organize and support a team that observes the world and allocates the resources. These tasks have been analysed and a normative task structure has been described as a basis for performance measurements. Two experiments have been carried out. First, the hypothesis was tested that an experimental task (fire fighting) could not be carried out alone. Second, it was investigated whether teams that are restricted in their communication and coordination possibilities could perform as well as teams that can communicate and coordinate without restrictions. A third research topic was the role of distributing knowledge among the task performers. The following three main conclusions can be drawn from the experimental results. First, the fire-fighting task truly is a team task because for optimal task performance, crucial task elements should be carried out in parallel. Second, communication restricted to data exchange only leads to team performance decrease. Third, distributing knowledge over team members leads to an increase of parallel task execution and to better team performance
Studie Commandovoering DO-2( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this report we introduce a computer simulation model on basis of which validated Command and Control concepts can be produced. A computer simulation model contains both a computer model, which contains domain knowledge and team concepts, and a modelling environment used to implement the models and which environment is tailored for conducting simulations and logging performance data. Both the computer model and the modelling environment are being described. The validation of Command and Control concepts take place within a controlled setting, defined by the experimental design, of which scenario elements, structural properties, and performance measuring are important ingredients. Within this research a separate workload visualisation tool has been developed, which will be explained using domain examples. Finally, we explain the type of insight and knowledge that might be expected as possible outcomes when using computer models, and how these insights may be used to improve existing Command and Control practices, to meet future challenges
Detailontwerp van de brug en brugvleugels van het Luchtverdedigings- en Commando Fregat by P.A.J Punte( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

SmartStaff: A Support Concept for Staff Planning( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A new concept has been evaluated to support decision making in teams. The concept encompasses a shared representation and interactive use of planning information in a team environment, and consists of individual workplaces, generation and representation of ideas, and shared interactive large screen displays. This so-called SmartStaff concept has been evaluated during a simulated operation by the Task Group Staff of the Royal Netherlands Navy. By means of questionnaires the staff members were asked to assess their current work environment and the potentials of SmartStaff. The results show that the concept provides better general support for group decision making. SmartStaff supported better the presentation and conveyance of ideas, facilitated time management and decreased the ambiguities of the plans presented. However, the quality of the final plan did not improve. Team decision making, Team Planning, Group Support Systems, Task Group Staff
SmartStaf ; een ondersteuningsconcept voor de eskaderstaf van de Koninklijke Marine by W. M Post( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Experimental comparison of multimodal meeting browsers: by W. M Post( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract. This paper describes an experimental comparison of three variants of a meeting browser. This browser ncorporates innovative, multimodal technologies to enable storage and smart retrieval of captured meeting. Over a hundred subjects had to work in a design team in which they had to prepare and carry out a final meeting, while supported by one of the browser variants. In one condition, teams worked without such support. Measures on individual characteristics, the team, the process and outcome of the project, and the usability of the browsers were taken. The results indicate that a multimodal meeting browser can indeed improve meetings. Further analysis of the now available data will provide additional insight into how browsers can contribute to more efficient and satisfactory meetings, improved team performance and higher quality project outcomes
Vergelijkende beoordeling brugontwerp op basis van het UNIMACS 3000 concept by W. M Post( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Medical missionary work at Cesarea : for the year ending June thirtieth nineteen hundred and six( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

FreeCall, a system for emergency-call-handling support: by W. M Post( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article describes a system for the optimization of the prehospital assessment of emergency, in cases involving thoraco-abdominal complaints and consciousness problems. This assessment is performed by nurses on the basis of a telephone interview at ambulance dispatch centers. The system has a body of biomedical and policy knowledge available to guide the interview and to provide advice
Safety consequences of crew innovation onboard shortsea ships: by W. M Post( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We have investigated an alternative assignment of manning on board Dutch coasters to show that the current level of safety is maintained when mono disciplinary Chief Engineers are replaced by Marof: Maritime Officers, who have received education in navigational as well as engineering skills (at watch keeping level). We compared the alternative crew concept to the traditional assignment in a study involving 19 modern shortsea ships. Measurements were gathered on 311 voyages, in over 16,000 shifts and in almost 60,000 hours. The crews had to answer on a PDA questions about the specific conditions, the navigational and engineering task, and the safety outcome. The results indicate that sailing with a Marof in combination with shore support is at least as safe as sailing with a Chief Engineer. Further, the shifts went more satisfactory and the crews were less tired compared to traditional shortsea ships, which contributes to the avoidance of fatigue
Human factors in operational maintenance on future naval vessels: by W. M Post( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The increasing complexity of operational maintenance on naval platforms and the need to sustain this also in battle conditions are in conflict with the requirement for crew reduction. This asks for a new approach. The Netherlands MoD knows how to develop technical solutions for operational maintenance support, but it lacks knowledge on human factors, cognitive engineering and design methods as part of an integrated design philosophy towards the optimal balance between man, technology and organisation. This knowledge needs to be applied to the design of future platforms. In a two-year programme, TNO developed this knowledge, with the specific aim to demonstrate a suite of methods for analysis, design, simulation and evaluation of future operational maintenance concepts (including support and education & training), and to test this suite in a realistic and concrete operational maintenance scenario with reduced technical manning and expertise. A selected set of analysis methods were applied to the current operational maintenance on-board the RNLN OPV. This included extensive observations on board, descriptive work modelling and workload assessment, which enabled us to identify which parts of the work are more and less knowledge-intensive, and eligible earlier or later for automation, mechanization or support. By practicing selected methods for design, simulation and evaluation, we achieved an innovative operational maintenance concept, in terms of a new way of working, crew composition and support tools for future operational maintenance. At the same time, we reviewed the individual and combined usefulness of the methods
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Alternative Names
Post, W. M.

Post, Wilfred M.

Post, Wilfried M.

English (32)

Dutch (4)

German (1)