International conference «Management of Large-scale System Development» (MLSD) is devoted
to the discussion of research in the following fields:
• Problems of management of the development of large-scale systems including trans-national
corporations, national holdings and corporations.
Х Methods and instrumental facilities for management of the investment projects and programs.
Х Simulation and optimization of the management of large-scale system development.
Х Management of the fuel-energy, economic and other systems.
Х Management of transportation systems.
Х Management of development of large-scale technical complexes and systems in the branches of
Х Management of the regional and municipal systems.
Х Management of the nuclear power and other hazardous plants.
Х Informational and program support of the systems of management of large-scale works.
Х Monitoring in the problems of management of large-scale systems.
Х Management of development of large-scale health systems, medicobiological systems and
Х Methodology, methods and program and algorithmic ensuring processing and intellectual
analysis of big arrays of information.
The large-scale systems are classified with complex (large) systems characterized by combined (inter-
industrial, inter-regional) interaction of the elements distributed over a vast territory and requiring essential
input of resources and time to their development.
Typical examples of the large-scale systems are represented by the fuel-energy complex and its
individual branches, transportation, agrarian-industrial, territorial-industrial, regional, and industrial systems,
holdings, concerns, financial-industrial groups, distributed systems for information transmission and
handling, and other complexes.
Main distinctions of the large-scale systems:
Х Substantial consumption of resources and time for system development, forward investing may
run into several years.
Х Fuzzy boundaries because in the course of development the composition of the system
elements and their interactions with the environment vary essentially and the territory spanned
by the system can extend from the regional to the global scale.
Х Close relationship with other large-scale systems and the environment.
Х Complex nature of management requiring, in particular, coordination of the industrial,
corporate, and regional interests.
Х Robustness and stability, smaller deviations in the development parameters and interactions of
the individual elements produce little impact on the development of the system as a whole.
Х Other characteristics of the complex (large) systems.
The subject area of the conference covers various lines of theoretical research and applications of the
management of developnent of the large-scale systems, methods, and instrumental facilities of the
management of investment projects and programs.
Methods for investigation of such systems must take into account the complex nature of
management, complex structure and interrelations with other systems and the environment and rely on the
procedure for design of the complexes of interrelated models and the optimization-simulation approach.
The conference which is held on the annual basis allows one to unite the efforts of the researchers
interested in the problems of managing the development of large-scale systems and helps them to familiarize
themselves with the results of the realized projects and plan their future research.