Social and Management

Social and Management

Periodica Polytechnica

Social and Management


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1Department of Control and Transport Automation
Faculty of Transport Engineering,
Budapest University of Techology and Economics
H-1521 Budapest, P.O.B. 91, Hungary(e­mail:, )

2Department of Control,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics,
Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
H-1521 Budapest, P.O.B. 91, Hungary (e­mail: )

3For Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, remove authors' names and affiliations from the submission for review.

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Brown, F., Harris,M. G., Other, A. N.(1994). Title of paper. In: Name of book in italics or underlined. (Name(s) of editor(s). (Ed)), page numbers. Publisher, Place of publication. 1994.

Smith, S.E.(1991). Name of book in italics or underlined. page or chapter numbers if relevant. Publisher, Place of publication. 1991. (if available)

Smith, S.E., Jones, L. Q.(1972). Title of paper. Name of journal in italics or underlined,Volume number (issue number), page numbers. DOI: …

Cantoni, M., Weyer, E., Li, Y., Ooi, S., Mareels, I. (2007). Control of large-scale irrigation networks. Proceedings of the IEEE, 95(1),pp. 75-91. DOI: …

Farina, L., Rinaldi, S.(2000). Positive Linear Systems: Theory and Applications. Wiley, New York, NY. 2000.

Xu, Y., Choi, J., Dass, S., Maiti, T.(2013). Efficient Bayesian spatial prediction with mobile sensor networks using Gaussian Markov random fields. Automatica.49(12).pp. 3520-3530. DOI:10.1016/j.automatica.2013.09.008

Peter, T., Bokor, J.(2010).Modeling road traffic networks for control. In: Annual International Conference onNetwork Technologies. NTC2010,Phuket Beach Resort, Thailand,Sep. 2-4,2010. pp. 18-22. DOI: …

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