Issue 1 (211), article 7


Cybernetics and Computer Engineering, 2023, 1(211)

VOLKOV O.Ye.1, PhD (Engineering), Senior Researcher, Director ,

SHEPETUKHA Yu.M.1, PhD (Engineering), Senior Researcher,
Leading Researcher of the Intelligent Control Department

PAVLOVA S.V.2, DSc (Engineering), Professor,
Professor of School of Software

BOGACHUR Yu.P.1, PhD (Engineering), Senior Researcher,
Leading Researcher of the Intelligent Control Department ,

1International Research and Training Center for Information
Technologies and Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine,
40, Akad. Glushkov av., Kyiv, 03187, Ukraine

2Shanxi Agricultural University
81, Longcheng str., Xiaodian Taiyuan, Shanxi, 030031, China


The article sums up the main results of scientific activity of Professor Vadim Pavlov (1933–2016) – a famous scholar in the field of control theory and its applications. A monography “Invariance and Autonomy in Non-linear Systems” describes an approach to solving problems of poli-invariance and poli-autonomy by the method of forced separation for the systems of differential equations. A monography “Foundations of ergatic systems theory” is based upon the concept of “organismic approach” that unites into a single whole the general principles of both control theory and the one of a living systems. Taking organismic principles into consideration gives a possibility to structure a man-machine interaction in such a way that uses comparative advantages of humans as well as computerized technical means. 

In a monograph “Conflicts in technical systems”, it has been grounded that ergatic theory could be successfully applied for solving conflicts in technical systems of different levels. Concept of active interaction with the environment determines a capability to formulate general principles for ergatic system’s operation in conflict conditions.  In the last period of life, Prof. Pavlov, on the grounds of systematization as well as generalization of his previous endeavors, had been conducting research directed at the creation of both conceptual and mathematic fundamentals of intelligent control. In his last monograph “Intelligent control of complex non-linear dynamic systems: analytics of intelligence”, intelligent control is defined as a human activity connected with solving tasks of sensing, comprehension, reasoning and execution of a necessary interaction with the object. 

Within the frames of research in intelligent theory field, Prof. Pavlov had also conducted works related to creation of methods as well as technologies for image-based control of complex dynamic objects and processes. This technology has been used in control systems for sea ships and aircrafts operating in complicated navigational conditions and critical working modes. In this context, it is necessary to distinguish a number of “AntiCon” (abbreviation for “anti-conflict”) systems developed within the frames of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences‘ research programs and aimed at solving conflict situations and provision the safe movement of sea vessels. 

Finally, it is reasonable to pay attention to the vision of Prof. Pavlov related to further development of research in the field of intelligent control as well as elaboration of goal-directed systems. The author stressed that the task of non-linear object’s control taking into consideration specific feature of a human and computer had been at the stage of formation. Therefore, a primary attention should be paid to the development of theoretical fundamentals of integrated intelligent control with a full usage of system’s non-linear technological resource.

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Received 05.01.2023