A new approach for implementing Transfer Entropy using Process Topology

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Causal analysis is frequently applied to identify
cause and effect relationships among process variables and
thereby enables to obtain the propagation path of disturbances.
This paper introduces a new approach to detect
causality in complex systems based on the Transfer entropy
(TE) method by incorporating the information on process
topology using an explicit search algorithm. Initially, the
TE is calculated for the pathways which are considered as
direct based on the process topology. Thereafter, the Direct
Transfer Entropy (DTE) is employed to discriminate spurious
and/or indirect pathways. This concept is demonstrated
on industrial board machine.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 3rd Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol)
EditorsR. Sarrate
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameConference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems
ISSN (Electronic)2162-1195


ConferenceInternational Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems
Abbreviated titleSysTol

    Research areas

  • causal analysis, Transfer entropy, Board machine, Process connectivity

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