Accession Number:

ADA458788

Title:

Delays in Acyclical Distributed Decisionmaking Organizations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Distributed decision making organizations with synchronous protocols are represented using Petri nets. An algorithm for computing time delays is developed. Starting with a matrix representation of the organizational structure, all possible information processing paths are scanned and the time delay associated with each one is computed. When the decision strategies are known, the expected delay of the overall system can be obtained. An alternative formulation based on the flow matrix description of the Petri net is also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE