October 2011 - E-LETTER

Issue Number: 
277
Issue Date: 
October 2011

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Contents

1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
1.2 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

2. Awards and Honors
2.1 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Awards
2.2 W.T. and Idalia Ried Prize

3. Books
3.1 Feedback Control in Systems Biology

4. Journals
4.1 Contents: Automatica
4.2 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
4.3 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
4.4 Contents: The Transdisciplinary International Journal
4.5 Contents: Nonlinear Studies International Journal
4.6 Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
4.7 Contents: Journal of Process Control
4.8 Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
4.9 Contents: AIChe Journal
4.10 Contents: International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics
4.11 CFP: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
4.12 CFP: Asian Journal of Control
4.13 CFP: Asian Journal of Control

5. Conferences
5.1 International Conference on Renewable Energy
5.2 Chinese Control Conference
5.3 World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry
5.4 IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications
5.5 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation
5.6 International Conference on Engineering and Computation
5.7 ICNPAA World Congress
5.8 Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systsems
5.9 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

6. Workshops
6.1 NIPS Workshop on Decision Making with Multiple Imperfect Decision Makers
6.2 Frontiers of Real-World Multi-Robot Systems
6.3 IFAC Workshop on Embedded Guidance, Navigation and Control in Aerospace
6.4 EECI Graduate School

7. Positions
7.1 PhD: University of South Hampton, UK
7.2 PhD: Nanyang Technological University
7.3 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
7.4 PhD: Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
7.5 PhD: Umeå University, Sweden
7.6 PhD: University of Technology of Compiègne, France
7.7 PhD: Louisiana State University
7.8 Post-Doc: Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
7.9 Post-Doc: Qatar University
7.10 Post-Doc: Qatar University
7.11 Post-Doc: University of Exeter, UK
7.12 Post-Doc: The University of Hong Kong
7.13 Post-Doc: University of Nancy, France
7.14 Faculty: University of South Hampton, UK
7.15 Faculty: The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
7.16 Faculty: Texas A&M University
7.17 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology
7.18 Faculty: University of Groningen
7.19 Faculty: University of Western Sydney, Australia
7.20 Faculty: Washington University, St. Louis
7.21 Faculty: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
7.22 Faculty: Shandong Academy of Science
7.23 Lecturer: University of Western Sydney, Australia
7.24 Research Assistant: United Arab Emirates University
7.25 Research Assistant: Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
7.26 Researcher: Australian National University
7.27 Researcher: Honeywell, Czech Republic
7.28 Researcher: Honeywell, Czech Republic

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines

1.1 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@hotmail.com

Table of Contents of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Volume 56 (2011),
Issue 9 (September)

Scanning the Issue page 1997

Papers

A Maximum Entropy solution of the Covariance Extension Problem for Reciprocal Processes
F. P. Carli, A. Ferrante, M. Pavon and G. Picci page 1999

Remote State Estimation With Communication Costs For First-Order LTI Systems
G. M. Lipsa and N. C. Martins page 2013

Minimum Energy Guidance for Aerodynamically Controlled Missiles
R. Morgan, H. Tharp and T. L. Vincent page 2026

The Value of Side Information in Shortest Path Optimization
M. Rinehart and M. A. Dahleh page 2038

Verification of Hybrid Automata Diagnosability by Abstraction
M. D. Di Benedetto, S. Di Gennaro and A. D'Innocenzo page 2050

Computation of Convergence Bounds for Volterra Series of Linear-Analytic Single
Input Systems
T. Helie and B. Laroche page 2062

Singular Value Analysis Of Nonlinear Symmetric Systems
T. C. Ionescu, K. Fujimoto and J. M.A. Scherpen page 2073

Quantized Consensus and Averaging on Gossip Digraphs
K. Cai and H. Ishii page 2087

Stability Analysis of Networked Control Systems Using a Switched Linear Systems
Approach
M. C. F. Donkers, W. P. M. H. Heemels, N. Van De Wouw and L. Hetel page 2101

A Self-Tuning Robust Regulator for Infinite-Dimensional Systems
T. Hamalainen and S. Pohjolainen page 2116

Temporal Difference Methods for General Projected Equations
D. P. Bertsekas page 2128

Technical Notes and Correspondence

Model Matching for Asynchronous Sequential Machines with Uncontrollable Inputs
J.-M. Yang and S. W. Kwak page 2140

On the Effect of Stochastic Delay on Estimation
V. Gupta page 2145

Adaptive Gaussian Sum Filter for Nonlinear Bayesian Estimation
G. Terejanu, P. Singla, T. Singh, P. D. Scott page 2151

Optimal Smoothing for Finite State Hidden Reciprocal Processes
L. B. White and F. Carravetta page 2156

Control of Equilibria for Nonlinear Stochastic Discrete-Time Systems
L. Ryashko and I. Bashkirtseva page 2162

Multi-stage Anti-Windup Compensation for Open-loop Stable Plants
S. Sajjadi-Kia and F. Jabbari page 2166

A New Model Transformation of Discrete-Time Systems with Time-Varying Delay
and Its Application to Stability Analysis
X. Li and H. Gao page 2172

Global Tracking via Output Feedback for Nonlinear MIMO Systems
K. Kvaternik and A. F. Lynch page 2179

Backstepping Design for Incremental Stability
M. Zamani and P. Tabuada page 2184

Optimal Periodic Sensor Scheduling with Limited Resources
L. Shi, P. Cheng and J. Chen page 2190

On Solving Optimal Policies for Finite-Stage Event-Based Optimization
Q.-S. Jia page 2195

Stochastic Filtering for Diffusion Processes with Level Crossings
A. Capponi, I. Fatkullin, and L. Shi page 2201

On Nonsingularity Verification of Uncertain Matrices Over a Quadratically
Constrained Set
T. Zhou page 2206

Extended Lie Brackets for Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems
C. Califano, L. A. Marquez-Martinez and C. Moog page 2213

The Bounded Real Lemma for Internally Positive Systems and H-infinity Structured
Static State Feedback
T. Tanaka and C. Langbort page 2218

Robust Partial-State Feedback Prescribed Performance Control of Cascade Systems
with Unknown Nonlinearities
C. P. Bechlioulis and G. A. Rovithakis page 2224

Stabilization of Switched Nonlinear Systems with All Unstable Modes: Application
to Multi-Agent Systems
H. Yang, B. Jiang, V. Cocquempot and H. Zhang page 2230

Optimal State Estimation for Discrete-Time Markovian Jump Linear Systems, in the
Presence of Delayed Output Observations
I. Matei and J. S. Baras page 2235

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1.2 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Contributed by: Thomas Parisini, eic-ieeetcst@units.it

Table of Contents for Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Volume 19
(2011), Issue 5 (September)

PAPERS

Fault Detection for Systems With Multiple Unknown Modes and Similar Units and Its
Application to HVAC
A. Bashi, V. P. Jilkov, and X. R. Li page 957

Robust Control With Exact Uncertainties Compensation: With or Without Chattering?
A. Ferreira, F. J. Bejarano, and L. M. Fridman page 969

A Scatter Search Algorithm for a Multistage Production Scheduling Problem With Blocking
and Semi-Continuous Batching Machine
L. Tang and X. Wang page 976

Spark-Ignition-Engine Idle Speed Control: An Adaptive Control Approach
Y. Yildiz, A. M. Annaswamy, D. Yanakiev, and I. Kolmanovsky page 990

Semi-Active Steering Damper Control in Two-Wheeled Vehicles
P. De Filippi, M. Tanelli, M. Corno, S. M. Savaresi, and L. Fabbri page 1003

Relative Navigation Between Two Spacecraft Using X-ray Pulsars
A. A. Emadzadeh and J. L. Speyer page 1021

An Actuator Failure Tolerant Control Scheme for an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle
M. L. Corradini, A. Monteriù, and G. Orlando page 1036

Evaluation of Foundation Fieldbus H1 Networks for Steam Generator Level Control
Q. Li and J. Jiang page 1047

An Inversion-Based Approach to Fault Detection and Isolation in Switching Electrical
Networks
A. Tanwani, A. D. Domínguez-García, and D. Liberzon page 1059

Min-Max and Predictive Control for the Management of Distribution in Supply Chains
A. Alessandri, M. Gaggero, and F. Tonelli page 1075

Can a Simple Control Scheme Work for a Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous
Underwater Vehicles?
S. P. Hou and C. C. Cheah page 1090

Implementation and Analysis of a Repetitive Controller for an Electro-Hydraulic
Engine Valve System
H.-H. Liao, M. J. Roelle, J.-S. Chen, S. Park, and J. C. Gerdes page 1102
Generalized Reconstruction-Based Contributions for Output-Relevant Fault Diagnosis
With Application to the Tennessee Eastman Process
G. Li, C. F. Alcala, S. J. Qin, and D. Zhou page 1114

Accelerometer Calibration and Dynamic Bias and Gravity Estimation: Analysis, Design,
and Experimental Evaluation
P. Batista, C. Silvestre, P. Oliveira, and B. Cardeira page 1128

Basis Task Approach to Iterative Learning Control With Applications to Micro-Robotic Deposition
D. J. Hoelzle, A. G. Alleyne, and A. J. W. J. Wagoner Johnson page 1138

Adaptive Robust Precision Motion Control of a High-Speed Industrial Gantry With Cogging
Force Compensations
B. Yao, C. Hu, L. Lu, and Q. Wang page 1149

BRIEF PAPERS

Optimal Reset Law Design and Its Application to Transient Response Improvement of
HDD Systems
Y. Guo, Y. Wang, L. Xie, H. Li, and W. Gui page 1160

Swappable Distributed MIMO Controller for a VCT Engine
M. Çakmakcı and A. G. Ulsoy page 1168

Adaptive Backstepping Sliding Mode H∞ Control of Static Var Compensator
L.-Y. Sun, S. Tong, and Y. Liu page 1178

A Transfer-Function Approach to Dual-Rate Controller Design for Unstable and Non-
Minimum-Phase Plants
J. Salt, A. Sala, and P. Albertos page 1186

Multirate Energy-Bounding Algorithm for High-Fidelity Stable Haptic Interaction Control
J.-P. Kim, C. Seo, and J. Ryu page 1195

Individual Cylinder Air–Fuel Ratio Control Using Fourier Analysis
W. Schick, C. Onder, and L. Guzzella page 1204

MIMO Closed Loop Identification of an Industrial Robot
A. Calanca, L. M. Capisani, A. Ferrara, and L. Magnani page 1214

An Observer-Based Indirect Adaptive Fuzzy Control for Rolling Cart Systems
W.-S. Yu, T.-S. Wu, and C.-C. Chao page 1225

Stationary Set Analysis for PD Controlled Mechanical Systems
K. Zheng, T. Shen, and Y. Yao page 1236

An Adaptive Forecast-Based Chart for Non-Gaussian Processes Monitoring: With
Application to Equipment Malfunctions Detection in a Thermal Power Plant
C.-C. Hsu and C.-T. Su page 1245

Design and Analysis of Robust Minimax LQG Controller for an Experimental Beam
Considering Spill-Over Effect
A. Montazeri, J. Poshtan, and A. Yousefi-Koma page 1251

Sensor and Actuator Fault Detection and Isolation for a High Performance Aircraft
Engine Bleed Air Temperature Control System
L. Shang and G. Liu page 1260

Tracking Nanometer-Scale Fluorescent Particles in Two Dimensions With a Confocal Microscope
Z. Shen and S. B. Andersson page 1269

Optimal Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Based on Pontryagin’s Minimum Principle
N. Kim, S. Cha, and H. Peng page 1279

Probing the NASA Generic Transport Aircraft in Real-Time for Health Monitoring
N. E. Wu, M. C. Ruschmann, J. Huang, and K. Huang page 1288

Adaptive Output Regulation for the Rejection of a Periodic Disturbance With an
Unknown Frequency
W. Kim, H. Kim, C. C. Chung, and M. Tomizuka page 1296

Experimental Demonstration of a New Model-Based SCR Control Strategy for Cleaner
Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines
F. Willems and R. Cloudt page 1305

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2. Awards and Honors

2.1 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Awards
Contributed by: Murti Salapaka, murtis@unm.edu

Please nominate candidates that are suitable for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Awards. The following is from the Nanotechnology Council Awards Chair.

Dear Colleague,

Nominations for the individual 2012 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Awards:
Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology
Early Career Award in Nanotechnology
Distinguished Service Award
close on October 15th, 2011.

Details of the awards and nomination procedures can be found at:
http://ewh.ieee.org/tc/nanotech/nominations.html

James E. Morris
NTC Awards Committee Chair

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2.2 W.T. and Idalia Ried Prize
Contributed by: J.M. Littleton, littleton@siam.org

Call for Nominations - W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize - deadline OCTOBER 15

SIAM awards the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize annually for research in, or other
contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control
theory.

SIAM will award the Reid Prize at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN12), to be
held July 9-13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The prize consists of an engraved
medal and a $10,000 cash prize. The recipient will be requested to present
a lecture at AN12. SIAM will reimburse travel expenses to attend the meeting
and give the lecture.

A nomination letter, including a description of achievement(s), should be
addressed to W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize Committee and sent by OCTOBER 15,
2011, to J. M. Littleton at littleton@siam.org. Inquiries should be addressed
to littleton@siam.org. The complete call for nominations can be found at
http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_reid.php.

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3. Books

3.1 Feedback Control in Systems Biology
Contributed by: Declan Bates, D.G.Bates@Exeter.ac.uk

Authors: Carlo Cosentino, University of Catanzaro, Italy and Declan Bates,
University of Exeter, UK

Publisher: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date: October 13, 2011
ISBN: 9781439816905
ISBN 10: 1439816905
Number of Pages: 296
Binding(s): Hardback
Book website: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439816905;jsessionid=AAs2I-nbMkw63Zymt8BTMw**

Table of contents:

1. Introduction
What is feedback control?
Feedback control in biological systems
Application of control theory to biological systems: a historical perspective
References

2. Linear systems
Introduction
State-space models
Linear time-invariant systems and the frequency response
Fourier analysis
Transfer functions and the Laplace transform
Stability
Change of state variables and canonical representations
Characterising system dynamics in the time domain
Characterising system dynamics in the frequency domain
Block diagram representations of interconnected systems
Case Study I: Characterising the frequency dependence of osmo–adaptation in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Case Study II: Characterising the dynamics of the Dictyostelium external signal
receptor network
References

3. Nonlinear systems
Introduction
Equilibrium points
Linearisation around equilibrium points
Stability and regions of attractions
Optimisation methods for nonlinear systems
Case study III: Stability analysis of tumor dormancy equilibrium
Case study IV: Global optimisation of a model of the tryptophan control system
against multiple experiment data References

4. Negative feedback systems
Introduction
Stability of negative feedback systems
Performance of negative feedback systems
Fundamental tradeoffs with negative feedback
Case Study V: Analysis of stability and oscillations in the p53-Mdm2 feedback system
Case Study VI: Perfect adaptation via integral feedback control in bacterial chemotaxis
References

5. Positive feedback systems
Introduction
Bifurcations, bistability and limit cycles
Monotone systems
Chemical reaction network theory
Case Study VII: Positive feedback leads to multistability, bifurcations and
hysteresis in a MAPK cascade
Case Study VIII: Coupled positive and negative feedback loops in the yeast
galactose pathway References

6. Model validation using robustness analysis
Introduction
Robustness analysis tools for model validation
New robustness analysis tools for biological systems
Case Study IX: Validating models of cAMP oscillations in aggregating Dictyostelium cells
Case Study X: Validating models of the p53-Mdm2 System
References

7. Reverse engineering biomolecular networks
Introduction
Inferring network interactions using linear models
Least squares
Exploiting prior knowledge
Dealing with measurement noise
Exploiting time-varying models
Case Study XI: Inferring regulatory interactions in the innate immune system
from noisy measurements
Case Study XII: Reverse engineering a cell cycle regulatory subnetwork of Saccharomyces
cerevisiae from experimental microarray data References

8. Stochastic effects in biological control systems
Introduction
Stochastic modelling and simulation
A framework for analysing the effect of stochastic noise on stability
Case Study XIII: Stochastic effects on the stability of cAMP oscillations in
aggregating Dictyostelium cells
Case Study XIV: Stochastic effects on the robustness of cAMP oscillations in
aggregating Dictyostelium cells
References

Index

Endorsements:

... sets out the powerful engineering perspective on biological systems in all
of its glory. Comprehensive, thoughtful and accessible, this is one of the best books
in the field.
—Prof. Michael Stumpf, Division of Molecular Biosciences, Imperial College London

This is an excellent book which will be enjoyed by biologists and theoreticians
alike. The authors skilfully combine key concepts from control theory with real
cases studies in order to show how the theory can be used both to study and to gain
insight into biological networks.
—Prof. Helen Byrne, Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics, University of Oxford

Cosentino and Bates address one of the great educational challenges for systems biology
—namely the inaccessibility of control theory to life scientists. As so many researchers
have demonstrated, control theory has profound relevance for the study of biophysical
systems, but Cosentino and Bates are the first to address this topic in a self contained
manner for the uninitiated. This book is an essential resource for life scientists
interested in the principles of feedback control and nonlinear dynamics.
—Prof. Frank Doyle, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at
Santa Barbara

Systems biology is an inherently interdisciplinary endeavor, and Cosentino and Bates
seamlessly interweave these perspectives into an engaging and comprehensive text that
is equally accessible to biologists, computational scientists, and engineers. Through
their detailed examination of case studies, the authors develop a general conceptual
framework for using quantitative analysis to better understand biological systems.
This book is an excellent introduction for researchers new to the field, and it provides
compelling and contemporary content for engineering courses on dynamics and control.
—Prof. Joshua Leonard, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern
University

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4. Journals

4.1 Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Becky Lonberger, rebeccal@illinois.edu

Table of Contents of Automatica Volume 47 (2011), Issue 10 (October)

Regular Papers

Unified set membership theory for identification, prediction and filtering of
nonlinear systems
Mario Milanese, Carlo Novara

Synchronization of multia-agent systems with delayed control input information
from neighbors
Shuai Liu, Lihua Xie, Frank L. Lewis

On the performance of high-gain observers with gain adaptation under measurement
noise
Ricardo G. Sanfelice, Laurent Praly

Partial-realization theory for linear switched systems - A formal power series
approach
Mihaly Petreczky, Jan H. van Schuppen

Adaptive feedforward compensation algorithms for active vibration control with
mechanical coupling
Ioan Dore Landau, Marouane ALMA, Tudor-Bogdan Airimitoaie

Adaptive compensation for infinite number of actuator failures or faults
WEI WANG, Changyun Wen

Brief Papers

Universal control of nonlinear systems with unknown nonlinearity and growth rate
by adaptive output feedback
Min-Sung Koo, Ho-Lim Choi, Jong-Tae Lim

Solving a modified consensus problem of linear multi-agent systems
Long Cheng, Zeng-Guang Hou, Yingzi Lin, Min Tan, Wenjun Zhang

Attraction, stability and robustness for stochastic functional differential
equations with infinite delay
Fuke Wu, Shigeng Hu

A constructive speed observer design for general Euler-Lagrange systems
Øyvind Nistad Stamnes, Ole Morten Aamo, Glenn-Ole Kaasa

On noncausal weighted least squares identification of nonstationary stochastic
systems
Maciej Jan Niedzwiecki, Szymon Gackowski

Cubature Kalman smoothers
Ienkaran Arasaratnam, Simon Haykin

A multi-regulator sliding mode control strategy for output-constrained systems
Hanz Richter

Maximal Controllability of Input Constrained Unstable Systems by the Addition
of Implicit Constraints
Adrian Mark Medioli, Maria Seron, Richard Middleton

Optimal location of mouse sensors on mobile robots for position sensing
Mauro Cimino, Prabhakar R. Pagilla

Time-local formulation and identification of implicit Volterra models by use
of diffusive representation
Céline Casenave

An auto-generated real-time iteration algorithm for nonlinear MPC in the
microsecond range
Boris Houska, Hans Joachim Ferreau, Moritz Diehl

Stability analysis for a class of switched nonlinear systems
Alexander Aleksandrov, Yangzhou Chen, Alexey Platonov, liguo zhang

Stabilizing polynomial approximation of explicit MPC
Michal Kvasnica, Johan Löfberg, Miroslav Fikar

MINLIP for the identification of monotone Wiener systems
Kristiaan Pelckmans

Formation control of mobile agents based on inter-agent distance dynamics
Kwang-Kyo Oh, Hyo-Sung Ahn

Optimal filtering for systems with unknown inputs via descriptor Kalman
filtering
Chien-Shu Hsieh

Technical Communiques

On event design in event-triggered feedback systems
Xiaofeng Wang, Michael Lemmon

On the Klimushchev-Krasovskii theorem
Ichiro Jikuya, Ichijo Hodaka

String execution time for finite languages: Max is easy, min is hard
Rong Su, Gerhard Woeginger

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4.2 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
Contributed by: Thomas Meurer, cep@acin.tuwien.ac.at

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 19
Issue 10
October 2011

Editorial Board, Page IFC

L. Bossi, C. Rottenbacher, G. Mimmi, L. Magni, Multivariable predictive control
for vibrating structures: An application, Pages 1087-1098

Sylvain Bertrand, Nicolas Guenard, Tarek Hamel, Helene Piet-Lahanier, Laurent Eck,
A hierarchical controller for miniature VTOL UAVs: Design and stability analysis
using singular perturbation theory, Pages 1099-1108

He-Song Li, Chang-Wei Jiang, Development and application of soft sensor model for
heterogeneous information of aluminum reduction cells, Pages 1109-1115

Min Wu, Qi Lei, Weihua Cao, Jinhua She, Integrated soft sensing of coke-oven temperature,
Pages 1116-1125

K. Edlund, J.D. Bendtsen, J.B. Jorgensen, Hierarchical model-based predictive control
of a power plant portfolio, Pages 1126-1136

C.R. Porfirio, D. Odloak, Optimizing model predictive control of an industrial
distillation column, Pages 1137-1146

Yuping Li, Bart De Schutter, Stability and performance analysis of an irrigation
channel with distributed control, Pages 1147-1156

Ramon Perez, Vicenc Puig, Josep Pascual, Joseba Quevedo, Edson Landeros, Antonio
Peralta, Methodology for leakage isolation using pressure sensitivity analysis in
water distribution networks, Pages 1157-1167

Ioan Dore Landau, Marouane Alma, Aurelian Constantinescu, John J. Martinez, Mathieu
Noe, Adaptive regulation--Rejection of unknown multiple narrow band disturbances
(a review on algorithms and applications), Pages 1168-1181

J.P. Torreglosa, F. Jurado, P. Garcia, L.M. Fernandez, Hybrid fuel cell and battery
tramway control based on an equivalent consumption minimization strategy, Pages 1182-1194

Kostas Alexis, George Nikolakopoulos, Anthony Tzes, Switching model predictive
attitude control for a quadrotor helicopter subject to atmospheric disturbances,
Pages 1195-1207

Henrik Gjerkes, Joze Malensek, Anze Sitar, Iztok Golobic, Product identification
in industrial batch fermentation using a variable forgetting factor, Pages 1208-1215

Mohamed Mihoub, Ahmed Said Nouri, Ridha Ben Abdennour, A second order discrete sliding
mode observer for the variable structure control of a semi-batch reactor, Pages 1216-1222

Dong-Sung Kim, Joseph Jeon, Prasant Mohapatra, Scheduling of wireless control networks
based on IEEE 802.15.4 networks: Mixed traffic environment, Pages 1223-1230

F.J. Fernandez, M.C. Castro, M.A. Rodrigo, P. Canizares, Reduction of aeration costs
by tuning a multi-set point on/off controller: A case study, Pages 1231-1237

F. Giri, O. El Maguiri, H. El Fadil, F.Z. Chaoui, Nonlinear adaptive output feedback
control of series resonant DC-DC converters, Pages 1238-1251

Jorge Villagra, Brigitte d'Andrea-Novel, Michel Fliess, Hugues Mounier, Lghani
Menhour, Corrigendum to 'A diagnosis-based approach for tire-road forces and
maximum friction estimation' [Control Engineering Practice 19(2) (2011) 174-184],
Page 1252

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4.3 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Lichen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

Asian Journal of Control - Vol.13, No.5
September, 2011 - CONTENTS

Editorials:
Special issue on “Analysis and Control of Biological Networks"
Authors: Luonan Chen, James Lam and Zidong Wang

Regular papers:
1. Paper Title: The role of feedback mechanisms in biological network models—
A tutorial
Authors: Nicole Radde

2. Paper Title: A parameter condition for ruling out multiple equilibria of the
photosynthetic carbon metabolism
Authors: Hong-Bo Lei, Xin Wang, Ruiqi Wang, Xin-Guang Zhu, Luonan Chen and Ji-Feng Zhang

3. Paper Title: Stability of genetic regulatory networks with interval time-varying
delays and stochastic perturbation
Authors: Yong He, Ling-Yun Fu, Jin Zeng and Min Wu

4. Paper Title: Robust stochastic stability of genetic regulatory networks with
time delays and parametric uncertainties
Authors: J. Li, G. Chesi and Y. S. Hung

5. Paper Title: Robust stability of delayed genetic regulatory networks with different
sources of uncertainties
Authors: Wei Pan, Zidong Wang and Jun Hu

6. Paper Title: Robust stability of Markovian jumping genetic regulatory networks with
disturbance attenuation
Authors: Yingtao Yao, Jinling Liang and Jinde Cao

7. Paper Title: Robust H-infinity observer-based tracking control of stochastic immune systems
under environmental disturbances and measurement noises
Authors: Bor-Sen Chen, Ying-Po Lin and Yung-Jen Chuang

8. Paper Title: Bifurcation search via feedback loop breaking in biochemical signaling
pathways with time delay
Authors: Steffen Waldherr, David Dylus and Frank Allgöwer

9. Paper Title: Adaptation of simple molecular networks to time-dependent stimulus
Authors: Xiao Chang, Dengyu Liu, Zengrong Liu, Luonan Chen and Ruiqi Wang

10. Paper Title: Synchronization in networks of genetic oscillators with delayed coupling
Authors: Ping Li and James Lam

11. Paper Title: Bio-entity network for analysis of protein–protein interaction networks
Authors: Li-Hong Ren, Yi-Zhen Shen, Yong-Sheng Ding and Kuo-Chen Chou

12. Paper Title: Spice simulation of intracellular transport: Free diffusion
Authors: Gabriel Vasilescu and Luonan Chen



Brief papers:
1. Paper Title: Exponential H-infinity filtering for switched stochastic genetic regulatory
networks with random sensor delays
Authors: Dan Zhang, Li Yu and Qing-Guo Wang

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4.4 Contents: The Transdisciplinary International Journal
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, Seenithi@gmail.com

Mathematics in Engineering,Science and Aerospace (MESA)
The transdisciplinary international journal
ISSN 2041- 3165 (print), 3173 (online)
Cambridge Scientific Publishers
http://nonlinearstudies.com/index.php/mesa

Volume 2 Number 3 2011

CONTENTS
Stochastic models in reliability engineering, life sciences and operations management
Ilia Frenkel, Alex Karagrigoriou, Ilia Vonta page 233

Second order behavior of the tails of compound sums of regularly varying random variables
Gerd Christoph, Nadja Malevich page 235

A note on optimality of hypothesis testing
Albert Vexler and Gregory Gurevich page 243

Validity of regression meta-analyses versus pooled analyses of mixed effect linear models
Eric V. Slud, Mathewos DeMissie page 251

Invariant canonical form for the multiple logistic regression
Christos P. Kitsos page 267

Reliability analysis of redundant systems by simulation for data with
unimodal hazard rate functions
M. Nikulin, N. Saaidia, R. Tahir page 277

On the descriptional complexity of systems and their output response
Joel Ratsaby page 287

MSS equivalent parameters assessment: maintenance management of refrigeration system
Mohamed Eid, Ilia Frenkel, Lev Khvatskin page 299

A relational databases system for identifying independent markers in complex diseases
Yoram Shotland, Guy Shilon, Shlomo Mark page 311


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4.5 Contents: Nonlinear Studies International Journal
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

Nonlinear Studies
International journal
ISSN 1359- 8678 (print), 2153-3173 (online)
Cambridge Scientific Publishers
http://www.nonlinearstudies.com
Volume 18 Number 3 2011

CONTENTS
Analysis of biological integrate-and-fire oscillators
Marat Akhmet 313

Nonlinear vibrations of the Euler-Bernoulli beam subjected to transversal
load and impact actions
J. Awrejcewicz , O.A. Saltykova, Yu.B. Chebotyrevskiy, V.A. Krysko 329

Analytical solutions for the flow and heat transfer over a
stretching cylinder under the effect of uniform suction/injection
Liancun Zheng, Guangxia Cao, Xinxin Zhang 365

Eigenvalues and energy functional with monotonicity formulae under the CR Yamabe
flow on a closed pseudohermitian 3-manifold
Shu-Cheng Chang, Ching-Yan Lin, Chin-Tung Wu 377

On p(x)-Laplacian parabolic problems
Jacson Simsen, Mariza S. Simsen 393

Existence result for a class of quasilinear resonance elliptic equations
Gao Jia, Qing Zhao 405

Dynamical analysis of a model of skeletal muscles with myotonia or periodic paralysis
K. Kocharoen, J. Bell, and Y. Lenbury 417

On local quadratic subconvexity of metrics and rectifiability of
B´ezier curves in CAT(K) spaces
Chaiwat Maneesawarng, Yongwimon Lenbury 437
Quantum extended crystal PDE’s
Agostino Pr´astaro 447

The relationship of the denaturation temperature and results of PCR
Shu Ran, Lan Chen, Jingyu Wang, Zezhao Hua 487

On solvability theorems of Leontief-type input-output inclusions
Yingfan Liu, Qinghong Zhang 495

The energy function for a class of variational problems with vector-valued functions
Alexander J. Zaslavski 503

The discrete butterfly
Zeraoulia Elhadj 529

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4.6 Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Contributed by: amcs@uz.zgora.pl

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)
2011, Volume 21, Number 3 (September)
Special section: Issues in Advanced Control and Diagnosis
Editors: Vicenç Puig, Marcin Witczak

CONTENTS
Special section
Chen W., Khan A.Q., Abid M. and Ding S.X. Integrated design of observer based
fault detection for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems 423 Khelassi A.,
Theilliol D. and Weber P. Reconfigurability analysis for reliable fault-tolerant
control design 431 Bonfè M., Castaldi P., Mimmo N. and Simani S. Active fault tolerant
control of nonlinear systems: The cart-pole example 441 Boussaid B., Aubrun C.,
Abdelkrim M.N. and Ben Gayed M.K. Performance evaluation based fault tolerant control
with actuator saturation avoidance 457 Fang S. and Blanke M. Fault monitoring and fault
recovery control for position-moored vessels 467 Dettmann K-U. and Söffker D. Adaptive
modeling of reliability properties for control and supervision purposes 479

Regular section
Hild P. A sign preserving mixed finite element approximation for contact problems 487
Ztot K., Zerrik E.H. and Bourray H. Regional control problem for distributed bilinear
systems: Approach and simulations 499 Guillet J., Mourllion B., Birouche A. and Basset
M. Extracting second-order structures from single-input state-spacemodels: Application
to model order reduction 509 Kaczorek T. New stability conditions for positive continuous
-discrete 2D linear systems 521 Dulęba I. and Jagodziński J. Motion representations for
the Lafferriere–Sussmann algorithm for nilpotent control systems 525 Saeedi H., Mollahasani
N., Mohseni Moghadam M. and Chuev G.N. An operational Haar wavelet method for solving
fractional Volterra integral equations 535 Shin Y.J. and Park C.H. Analysis of correlation
based dimension reduction methods 549 Styrcz A., Mrozek J. and Mazur G. A neural-network
controlled dynamic evolutionary scheme for global molecular geometry optimization 559
Chydziński A. and Chróst Ł. Analysis of AQM queues with queue size based packet dropping 567

Publisher: University of Zielona Góra and Lubuskie Scientific Society, Poland
ISSN: 1641-876X
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Józef Korbicz
Website: http://www.amcs.uz.zgora.pl
E-mail: amcs@uz.zgora.pl
Scope: modern control theory and practice; artificial intelligence methods and their
applications; applied mathematics and mathematical optimisation techniques; mathematical
methods in engineering, computer science, and biology Indexation: Science Citation Index
Expanded, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Scopus-Elsevier, Google Scholar,
INSPEC, EBSCO, MathSciNet, Mathematical Reviews, Compendex, Zentralblatt MATH, Current
Mathematical Publications, Computer Abstracts International Database, Applied Mechanics
Reviews, ACM Digital Library, VINITI, BazTech, Polish Virtual Library of Science/Mathematical
Collection, Zielona Góra Digital Library
Impact Factor: 0.794 (2010), 0.684 (2009)

20th Jubilee: 1991-2011

PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH WITH US!

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4.7 Contents: Journal of Process Control
Contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang_youqing@mail.buct.edu.cn

Journal of Process Control
Volume 21, Issue 9, Pages 1231-1358 (October 2011)

2 Multirate Lyapunov-based distributed model predictive control of nonlinear
uncertain systems
Pages 1231-1242
Mohsen Heidarinejad, Jinfeng Liu, David Muñoz de la Peña, James F. Davis,
Panagiotis D. Christofides

3 Estimation of alarm chattering
Pages 1243-1249
Elham Naghoosi, Iman Izadi, Tongwen Chen

4 On the global nonlinear stochastic dynamical behavior of a class of exothermic CSTRs
Pages 1250-1264
Stefania Tronci, Massimiliano Grosso, Jesus Alvarez, Roberto Baratti

5 Sensitivity Compensating Control: Data-driven model based adaptive approach
Pages 1265-1286
K. Yamuna Rani

6 Tuning of multi-loop PI controllers based on gain and phase margin specifications
Pages 1287-1295
Zhuo-Yun Nie, Qing-Guo Wang, Min Wu, Yong He

7 Model predictive control of nonlinear singularly perturbed systems: Application
to a large-scale process network
Pages 1296-1305
Xianzhong Chen, Mohsen Heidarinejad, Jinfeng Liu, David Muñoz de la Peña, Panagiotis
D. Christofides

8 Improved nonlinear PCA for process monitoring using support vector data description
Pages 1306-1317
Xueqin Liu, Kang Li, Marion McAfee, George W. Irwin

9 On expected detection delays for alarm systems with deadbands and delay-timers
Pages 1318-1331
Naseeb Ahmed Adnan, Iman Izadi, Tongwen Chen

10 Unscented Kalman filter based nonlinear model predictive control of a LDPE autoclave
reactor
Pages 1332-1344
Noel C. Jacob, Ramdhane Dhib

11 Latent variable model predictive control for trajectory tracking in batch processes:
Alternative modeling approaches
Pages 1345-1358
Masoud Golshan, John F. MacGregor, Prashant Mhaskar

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4.8 Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Contributed by: Gamar Mammadova, f_aliev@hotmail.com

CONTENTS:
TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 2, No.2, 2011
ISSN 2076-2585

1.Message from President of the TWMS
2.The Method of Similar Solutions in the Time Optimal Control Problems with Delay
and State Constraints
M.J. Mardanov, M.H. Imanov

3.Fluctuation Expansion for an Univariate Function’s Matrix Representation
M. Demiralp

4.Lifts of (1; 1)-tensor Fields on Pure Cross-Sections of (P; Q)-Tensor Bundles
A.Gezer , A. A. Salimov

5.Dynamical Torsion of Viscoelastic Cone
M.H. Ilyasov

6.On Curves in the Lightlike Cone
H. B. Öztekin, M. Ergüt

7.The Freiheitssatz for Novikov Algebras
L. Makar-Limanov, U. Umirbaev

8.On the Best Polynomial Approximations of Functions of Many Real Variables from
the Sobolev Space with Derivatives of Bounded Variation
A Khatamov

9.Bertrand Mate of Biharmonic Curves in the Special Three-Dimensional Kenmotsu
Manifold K with η-parallel Ricci Tensor
T. Körpinar , E. Turhan

10.A New Method for Ranking Fuzzy Numbers without Concerning of Real Numbers
R. Ezzati, R. Enayati, A. Mottaghi, R. Saneifard

11.Ground Subgroups
U.A. Rozikov

SHORT NOTE
12.Convexity of Weighted Gini Mean
Yilun Shang

13.Events

14.Anniversaries

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4.9 Contents: AIChe Journal
Contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang_youqing@mail.buct.edu.cn

AIChE Journal
Volume 57, Issue 10, Pages 2610-2925

Multiobjective optimization of multiproduct batch plants scheduling under environmental
and economic concerns (pages 2766–2782)

Robust fault detection and monitoring of hybrid process systems with uncertain mode
transitions (pages 2783–2794)
Ye Hu and Nael H. El-Farra

Phase behavior analysis for industrial polymerization reactors (pages 2795–2807)
Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen and Jinsong Zhao

Constrained receding-horizon experiment design and parameter estimation in the
presence of poor initial conditions (pages 2808–2820)
Yijia Zhu and Biao Huang

Optimal design of multiperiod batch-storage network including transportation
processes (pages 2821–2840)
Gyeongbeom Yi and Gintaras V. Reklaitis

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4.10 Contents: International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Contributed by: Fikret Aliev, f_aliev@yahoo.com

International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.10, No.3, 2011
ISSN 1683-3511, www.science.az/acm

pages: 365-401
A Tutorial on Quantizer Design for Networked Control Systems: Stabilization and
Optimization
S. Yüksel

pages: 402-408
Updating of Linear Stationary Dynamic System Parameters
A.S. Apostolyuk, V.B. Larin

pages: 409-427
Sensitivity of the Matrix Equation
M.M. Konstantinov, P.H. Petkov, I.P. Popchev and V.A. Angelova

pages: 428-441
Uniformly Stability and Boundedness of Solutions of Second Order Nonlinear Delay
Differential Equations
C. Tunç

pages: 442-462
Numerical Solution of RLW Equation Using Integrated Radial Basis Functions
R. Mokhtari, S.T. Ziaratgahi

pages: 463-472
Application of the Method of Similar Solutions in the Time Optimal Control
Problems with State Constraints M.H. Imanov
pp.

pages: 473-483
A Special Newton Iteration for Computing Inverse Matrix Roots
A. Sadeghi, A. Izani Md. Ismail, A. Ahmad

pages: 484-497
Analytic Solutions for the Unsteady Rotational Flow of an Oldroyd-B Fluid with
Fractional Derivatives Induced by a Quadratic Time-Dependent Shear Stress
M. Imran Qureshi, M. Imran, M. Athar, M. Kamran

pages: 498-513
Uncertainties with Memory in Construction of Strict Monotonic T-Norms and T-Conorms
for Finite Ordinal Scales: Basic Definitions and Applications
I. Batyrshin

pages: 514-528
On the Feasibility Problem of Linear Matrix Inequalities
V. Eldem, Ş. Şahin

pages: 529-538
An Analytical Approach for Performance Analysis of Multiservice Cellular Wireless
Networks with a Randomized Access Strategy
C.S. Kim, A. Melikov, L. Ponomarenko, J.H. Baek

pages: 539-540
The 3rd International Conference on Control and Optimization with Industrial
Applications
August 22—24, 2011
H. Özbay

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4.11 CFP: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Contributed by: Lorenzo Fagiano, lorenzo.fagiano@polito.it

Call for Papers: special issue on advanced control applications in wind energy -
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

Contributions are invited for a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Control
Systems Technology, devoted to the topic of control applications in wind energy.
The objective of this special issue is to illustrate the potential of control
engineering, in its broader sense, to advance the state of the art of wind energy,
by producing significant improvements in many aspects of this field. The special
issue aims to collect high-quality, original technical papers with the most
advanced research results concerned with modeling, identification and control
aspects of wind technology; topics include but are not limited to

- blade pitch and rotor speed control
- wind models and wind forecasting
- wind turbine modeling
- load monitoring and mitigation
- wind farm modeling and control
- optimal siting of wind turbines
- grid integration
- power quality improvement
- wind energy storage management
- offshore wind turbine control
- structural control of wind turbines
- fault tolerant control of wind turbines
- distributed blade control systems
- new concepts of wind energy.

As a general rule, only papers containing significant experimental results
and/or applications to experimental data will be included. In applications
where experimental data may be very hard to obtain, like deep-sea offshore
turbines, numerical results with high-fidelity models will be also accepted.
The authors should possibly emphasize to what extent their research can
contribute to solve the actual issues in wind energy, which still prevent
high market penetration levels. Contributions from industry are particularly
encouraged, as well as contributions with a strong interdisciplinary component.
Papers must be prepared in accordance with the IEEE Transactions on Control
Systems Technology standards. Prospective authors are advised to consult the
"Information for Authors" prior to submitting a paper:
http://www.ieeecss.org/main/trans-on-control-systems-technology/transactions
-on-control-systems-technology. Contributions should be submitted via
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tcst by December 15, 2011. Prospective authors
should state in their cover letter and in the "notes" section of the submission
site that their manuscript is intended for the special issue "To tame the wind:
advanced control applications in wind energy". Submitted manuscripts must not
have been previously published or be under review for possible publication
elsewhere.
All papers will be rigorously reviewed according to the standards of the IEEE
Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

Guest editors:

Dr. Lorenzo Fagiano
Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica,
Politecnico di Torino and
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of California, Santa Barbara
lorenzo.fagiano@polito.it

Prof. Manfred Morari
Automatic Control Laboratory,
ETH Zurich
morari@control.ee.ethz.ch

Prof. Mario Rotea
Mechanical Engineering Department,
The University of Texas at Dallas
rotea@utdallas.edu

Dr. Greg Stewart
Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions
Greg.Stewart@Honeywell.com

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4.12 CFP: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Lichen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

CALL FOR PAPERS
“Advances in Fractional Order Control and Estimation”
A Special Issue of Asian Journal of Control
http://www.ajc.org.tw

Fractional Calculus (FC) is simultaneously a new and old research issue. The concept
of fractional (or, more precisely, non integer) differentiation appeared first in a
famous correspondence between Marquise de L’Hospital and G. Leibniz, in 1695. Many
mathematicians have further developed this area and we can mention the studies of
Euler (1730), Laplace (1812), Abel (1823), Liouville (1832) and Riemann (1847), to
cite a few. However, FC remained for centuries a purely theoretical topic, with little
if any connections to practical problems of physics and engineering.

In the last decades non integer differentiation has become a more and more popular tool
for modeling the complex behaviours of physical systems from diverse domains such as
mechanics, electricity, chemistry, biology, economics, and many others.

The long-range temporal or spatial dependence phenomena inherent to the Fractional
Order Systems (FOS, i.e., systems described by means of fractional-order integro-differential
operators) present unique and intriguing peculiarities, not supported by their integer-order
counterpart, which raise exciting challenges and opportunities related to the development
of control and estimation methodologies involving fractional order dynamics. This special
issue aims to bring together the latest advances in the theory and application of fractional
control and estimation for dynamical systems.

Topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

(1) Fractional control of linear, nonlinear and distributed-parameter systems;
(2) State observation and fault detection in FOS
(3) Practical engineering applications of fractional controllers and observers.

Guest Editors:

Prof. Riccardo Caponetto
University of Catania, Italy
E-mail: Riccardo.Caponetto@dieei.unict.it

Prof. Alessandro Pisano
University of Cagliari, Italy
E-mail: pisano@diee.unica.it

Important Dates:

May 10, 2011 Call for Papers
Nov. 30, 2011 Deadline for Paper Submission
Mar. 31, 2012 Completion of First Review
July 31, 2012 Completion of Final Review
Jan. 31, 2013 Publication (Tentatively Vol.15, No.1)

How to submit:

Potential authors are encouraged to upload the electronic file of their manuscript
(in PDF format) through the journal’s online submission website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asjc.

If you encounter any submission problem, feel free to contact Prof. Li-Chen Fu,
Editor-in-Chief:

Professor Li-Chen Fu
Department of Electrical Engineering, EE II-524
National Taiwan University
Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-3366-3558
Fax: +886-2-2365-4267
E-mail: lichen@ntu.edu.tw

All submission should include a title page containing the title of the paper, an
abstract and a list of keywords, authors’ full names and affiliations, complete
postal and electronic address, phone and fax numbers. The contacting author should
be clearly identified. For detailed submission guidelines, please visit
http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/asjc.

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4.13 CFP: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Lichen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

CALL FOR PAPERS
“Advances in Active Control of Sound and Vibration”
A Special Issue of Asian Journal of Control
http://www.ajc.org.tw

The idea of active control of sound dates back to Paul Lueg in 1934 but it was not
until the 1980s that a device, based on analogue componentry, came close to any practical
application. Since then the advent of modern digital computing and digital signal
processing has vastly advanced the possibility of practical benefits of combating noise
and vibration using active techniques. Currently, practical applications include anti-noise
earphones, active duct silencers, active control of propeller-driven aircraft cabin noise,
active vibration control of vehicle suspensions, active tuned mass dampers, acoustic echo
cancellation in telecoms, etc. However, judging by the elegant mathematical promise, the
quantity of research effort and the substantial decrease in cost of sensors, actuators and
digital controllers, one can expect many more success stories to be told in the future.

At this stage of technological development, it is perhaps time to take stock: there
are many questions which affect future directions of research, development and
implementation. For example, what are the theoretical limits from the control theory
perspective and what recent advances in control theory and algorithm development will
advance the frontiers of active control? What is the bottleneck in practical applications?
Is it the capabilities of sensors, digital signal processors or actuators, or are
robustness and cost the limiting factors?

The main purposes of this Special Issue are to review the state of the art and to
highlight advances in the active control of sound and vibration. Common sense tells us
that control of the source of sound and vibration is the better option if possible. One
such example is the control of instability in air flows that would otherwise lead to
exponential growth of velocity and pressure oscillations and ultimate damage to machinery.
Active intervention at the first stages of instability can produce major effects. In
addition to more conventional applications to active control of sound and vibration, we
would therefore also welcome contributions on the active control of dynamic system
instability that would otherwise cause structural vibration and/or sound radiation.

Guest Editors:

Prof. Mingsian R. Bai
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
E-mail: msbai@pme.nthu.edu.tw

Dr. Lixi Huang
University of Hong Kong, China
E-mail: lixi@hkucc.hku.hk

Prof. Brian Mace
University of Auckland, New Zealand
E-mail: b.mace@auckland.ac.nz

Prof. Xiaojun Qiu
Nanjing University, China
E-mail: xjqiu@nju.edu.cn

Important Dates:

July 1, 2011 Call for Papers
Dec. 31 2011 Deadline for Paper Submission
Apr. 30, 2012 Completion of First Review
Aug. 31, 2012 Completion of Final Review
Sep. 30, 2012 Receipt of Final Manuscript
Mar. 31, 2013 Publication (Tentatively Vol.15, No.2)

How to submit:

Authors who wish to contribute may contact any of the guest editors or the editorial
office (below) as soon as possible, giving a tentative title for the paper and a list
of authors. These can be changed later. Manuscripts should be submitted by uploading
the electronic file (in PDF format) through the journal’s online submission website:
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asjc.

If you encounter any submission problems, feel free to contact Prof. Li-Chen Fu,
Editor-in-Chief:

Professor Li-Chen Fu
Department of Electrical Engineering, EE II-524
National Taiwan University
Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-3366-3558
Fax: +886-2-2365-4267
E-mail: lichen@ntu.edu.tw
All submissions should include a title page containing the title of the paper, an
abstract and a list of keywords, authors’ full names and affiliations, complete postal
and electronic address, phone and fax numbers. The contact author should be clearly
identified. For detailed submission guidelines, please visit
http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/asjc. All manuscripts will be refereed in the
normal manner.

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5. Conferences

5.1 International Conference on Renewable Energy
Contributed by: Prof. Hassan Noura, hnoura@uaeu.ac.ae

The 2nd “International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications”
ICREGA’12 will be held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates University, 4 – 7 March,
2012.

The ICREGA’12 program will include plenary sessions, contributed and invited
papers, as well as tutorial sessions.

Up to 25 of the conference papers will be issued in a special edition of the
ELSEVIER, Renewable Energy Journal.

Opportunity will be given to undergraduate students to discover the latest
technologies in Renewable Energy and participate in poster sessions.

The city of Al-Ain (known as the garden city of UAE) is an attractive oasis
and modern city, which is about 1.5 hour drive from both Abu Dhabi (The Capital)
and Dubai. Its climate, during the conference period, is pleasant and dry with
temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C.

Submissions to ICREGA’12 should be done through the conference website:
http://www.engg.uaeu.ac.ae/icrega12/

Participants are encouraged to consult the conference website and to contact
organizing committee members for further information.

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5.2 Chinese Control Conference
Contributed by: Yanlong Zhao, ylzhao@amss.ac.cn

The 31st Chinese Control Conference
Contributed by: Yanlong Zhao, ylzhao@amss.ac.cn
Message: The 31st Chinese Control Conference
Hefei, China
July 25-27, 2012

The 31st Chinese Control Conference (CCC'2012) is locally organized by University
of Science and Technology of China, it will be held in Hefei on July 25-27, 2012.

Papers about new developments of both theory and practice in all the areas of
systems, control and related areas are welcomed. The technical program consists
of pre-conference workshops, plenary talks, panel discussions, oral presentations,
and poster sessions for academic exchanges.

CCC is an annual international conference, organized by Technical Committee on
Control Theory (TCCT), Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), first held in 1979.
This international forum aims at bringing worldwide scientists and engineers together
to present and exchange their new theoretical results and techniques in the field
of systems and control.

Hefei is the capital city of Anhui Province, and the key tourist city of the whole
province and the best place to know about the brilliant Anhui culture. She is a
beautiful city lying between the Yangtze River and Huaihe River. Due to her good
surroundings and long history, many natural and cultural places of interests can
be found in Hefei.

Paper submission: Electronic version (MS Word or PDF format) of full papers in Chinese
or English should be submitted online at: http://cms.amss.ac.cn/index.php. The length
of the paper is limited to a maximum of 6 pages.

Publication: Since 2005, the Proceedings of CCC have been indexed by ISTP (Index to
Scientific & Technical Proceedings); Since 2006, the Conference has been included
into the IEEE CPP (IEEE Conference Publications Program) and papers have been included
in IEEE Xplore, and have been indexed by EI (The Engineering Index).

Important Dates:
Dates for submission: October 20, 2011 to December 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2012
Submission of camera-ready copy: April 5, 2012 to April 30, 2012

For complete information please visit the conference website
http://ccc.amss.ac.cn/2012/en/. We cordially invite our colleagues all over the world
to join us for this conference.

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5.3 World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry
Contributed by: Jong Min Lee, jongmin@snu.ac.kr

Call for Papers
The 4th World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry (WCOGI 2012)

Deadline of Abstract Submission: November 18, 2011

The 4th World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry (WCOGI 2012) will
be held at Hoam Convention Center, Seoul, Korea, June 27-30, 2012. WCOGI 2012
aims to foster research on safety of oil and gas industry, to promote related
international cooperation among scientists and engineers, and to provide means
for the public dissemination of the results from these efforts.

The topics of interest include, but not limited to the following:
1. Safety issues for emerging processes
- Carbon capture, storage and transportation
- Oil and gas exploration, exploitation and transportation
- Alternative energy processes
2. Risk assessment and management
- Accident investigation
- Process hazard analysis
- Quantitative risk assessment
- Emergency response planning
- Human error analysis
3. Instrumentation systems and equipment integrity
- Alarm management
- Sensor, control and monitoring system
- Equipment integrity
- Application of non-destructive technology
4. Safety culture, safety code, case studies
- Safety culture
- Standard, codes and regulations
- Case studies and best practices
5. Fire, explosion and reactive chemicals
6. Hazard control and containment
7. Other topics related to oil and gas industries safety

Call for Extended Abstracts:
The International Program Committee invites you to send an extended abstract
or summary of your work that is no more than 2 pages long, written in English.
The submission should include: paper title; names and affiliations of authors;
full address (including e-mail address); abstract and 3 to 5 keywords. The
template is available on the conference website (www.wcogi2012.org).

Tour Packages: To be announced.

Important Dates:
Deadline of Abstract Submission: November 18, 2011
Acceptance Notification: January 14, 2012
Submission of Final Papers: March 14, 2012
Early-Registration: April, 2012
Final Program Announcement: May, 2012

For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the conference website at:
http://www.wcogi2012.org/

Best regards,

Jae Wook Ko, Chair of National Organizing Committee
Professor, Kwangwoon University, Korea
En Sup Yoon, Chair of International Program Committee
Professor, Seoul National University, Korea

WCOGI2012 Secretariat
Tel: +82-2-972-8524
Fax: +82-2-972-8574
E-mail: wcogi2012@pslab.snu.ac.kr
Homepage: www.wcogi2012.org

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5.4 IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications
Contributed by: Prof. Milos Manic, misko@uidaho.edu

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to submit
papers and proposals for special sessions to the 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial
Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2012). We apologize if you have received
multiple copies.

The 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2012)
is organized by the IEEE Industrial Electronics (IE) Chapter of Singapore. It will
be held from 18 - 20 July 2012 in Singapore - a dynamic, cosmopolitan city-state
where different cultures, ethnic groups and religions blend harmoniously. A bridge
between the East and the West for centuries, Singapore, located in the heart of
fascinating Southeast Asia, continues to embrace tradition and modernity today.
Brimming with unbridled energy and bursting with exciting events, the city-state
offers countless unique memorable experiences waiting to be discovered.

ICIEA 2012 is a premier conference, providing an excellent forum for scientists,
researchers, engineers and industrial practitioners throughout the world to present
and discuss the latest technology advancement as well as future directions and trends
in Industrial Electronics. ICIEA is ranked 'A' by the Excellence in Research for
Australia. The Proceedings of ICIEA 2012 will be included in the IEEE Xplore
database and will be indexed by Ei Compendex and ISI Proceedings.

Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original research work in
areas including, but not limited to:

Industrial Informatics
Computational Intelligence
Control and Systems
Energy and Environment
Mechatronics
Power Electronics
Signal Processing
Network and Communication Technologies

In addition to the technical sessions, Keynote Addresses on the State-of-the-Art
in various tracks of Industrial Electronics will be delivered by:

Professor Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego, USA
Professor Nam Ling, Santa Clara University, USA
Professor Xinghuo Yu, RMIT University, Australia

Important Dates

Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 15 October 2011

Deadline for Invited and Special Sessions: 15 December 2011

Notification of Acceptance: 31 January 2012

Deadline for Camera Ready Manuscript Submission: 15 March 2012

Deadline for Authors' Registration: 15 April 2012

More Details on the conference can be found in the attached Call for Papers and
also from the website: http://www.ieeeiciea.org/

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5.5 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation
Contributed by: Yanlong Zhao, ylzhao@amss.ac.cn

The 9th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2012) will
be held in Beijing, China, from July 6 to 8, 2012.

WCICA 2012 is technically sponsored by Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Control
System Society, National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Chinese Association
of Automation, The Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Hong Kong
Robotics and Control Chapter, IEEE Beijing Control System Chapter, and IEEE Singapore
Control Systems Chapter.

WCICA 2012 features plenary keynotes and plenary panel discussion sessions by world
renowned researchers as well as awards to honor outstanding papers presented at this
Congress. The awards include

* Best Paper on Theory,
* Best Paper on Applications,
* Best Student Paper,
* Best Paper on Biomedical & Biosystem Related Areas,
* Best Poster Paper,
* SUPCON Best Paper on Industrial Automation, and
* AIAG Best Paper on Supply Chain Related Topics Awards.

All accepted papers in the Proceedings of WCICA 2012 will be published by IEEE and
indexed by EI.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to submit your original research papers to the
Congress. WCICA 2012 also welcomes proposals for organizing Focused Theme Sessions on
the conference topics and Tutorial Workshops on emerging topics. Submit your focused
theme session proposals to Prof. Shuang CONG(scong@ustc.edu.cn) or Prof. Jie HUANG
(jhuang@ mae.cubk.edu.hk) and tutorial workshop proposals to Prof. B. Peter LUH
(luh@engr.uconn.edu) or Prof. Tielong SHEN(tetu-sin@sophia.ac.jp) before November
30, 2011. Please refer to the congress website(http://2012.wcica.info) for details.

Areas and topics of contributing papers include but are not limited to Intelligent
Control and Automation, Control Theory and Control Engineering, Complex Systems
and Intelligent Robots

Important Dates
Full-Length PDF Paper Submission Deadline: December 15, 2011
Notification of Paper Acceptance Decision: February 28, 2012
Final IEEE PDF Compliant Paper Submission: March 31, 2012

For complete information please visit the conference website Website:
http://wcica12.amss.ac.cn/, http://2012.wcica.info. We cordially invite our
colleagues all over the world to join us for this conference.

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5.6 International Conference on Engineering and Computation
Contributed by: Sudha Balagopalan, sudhabalagopalan@yahoo.com

An International Conference on Engineering and Computation

An international conference on "Power, Control, Signals, and Computation" will
be hosted by Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Vidya
Academy of Science and Technology in Thrissur, Kerala, India from January 3-6,
2012 with technical co-sponsorship of IEEE PES.

Kerala is a highly acclaimed tourist-destination state in India and is well-
known for its coastal and inland beauty. Prior to the conference, there will
be organized workshops on several areas of interests to the conference. These
workshops will be held on January 2, 2012.One of these workshops will be given
by Prof. P. R. Kumar,a Fellow of IEEE and a member of National Academy of
Engineering (USA), currently of Texas A & M University, Texas. The R&D cell
of ABB Global Industries and Services Limited,India and Kalki Communication
Technologies Ltd. would also be offering workshops.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers and teachers
in various areas of engineering with computational scientists for an effective
exchange of ideas and discussion of future directions of research and teaching
in these interdisciplinary areas. All aspects of mathematical theories,
computational techniques and industrial applications will be discussed.The
major themes of the conference include : Power & Energy Systems and Power
Electronics, Control Systems including Power & Vibration, Control, Signal
& Image Processing, Circuit Theory, Networks and Communication, System
Identification, Mathematical Systems Theory, Mathematical, Computational
and optimization Methods in Engineering, Engineering Education,Computer-
Aided Control Systems Design and Analysis, and Software for Systems Design
and Analysis.

Besides plenary talks, there will be sessions of contributed talks and semi-
plenary talks to be given by young and talented scientists. The following
people have so far confirmed their participation as plenary speakers:

Kankar Bhattacharyya (Canada), Senior Member IEEE
Shankar Bhattacharyya (USA), IEEE Fellow
Eric Chu (Australia)
V. K. Damodaran (india) IEEE
Swaroop Darbha (USA)
Biswa Datta (USA), IEEE Fellow
Graham Goodwin (Australia), IEEE Fellow
Pramod Khargonekar (USA), IEEE Fellow
Narayanan Komerath (USA)
D.P. Kothari, IEEE Fellow
Melvin Leok (USA)
Mark Liberzon (Russia)
Anders Lindquist ( Sweden), IEEE Fellow
Achuth Sankar S Nair (india)
Bikash C. Pal ( UK),
Robert Plemmons (USA)
Lothar Reichel (USA)
Kok Lay Teo (Australia)
Rajeev Thottapillil (Sweden)
Promod Vohra (USA)

The papers are invited in all areas of interests to the conference and related
areas.The deadline for paper submission is 15th October. Publication of the
conference Proceedings in the form of a book by a major publisher is currently
being contemplated. Selected papers will also be published in IEEEXplore Database.
Further details of the conference like hotel accommodation,transportation, etc.,
will be available from the conference web site : www.epscicon.info which will be
periodically updated as updates are available.For technical questions regarding
the conference, please contact the Chairman of the Conference, Biswa Datta
(dattab@math.niu.edu). For other matters, please contact the Institutional
Co-ordinator, Sudha Balagopalan (sudhabalagopalan@yahoo.com).

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5.7 ICNPAA World Congress
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

Call for Papers
ICNPAA 2012 World Congress:
Mathematical problems in engineering, sciences and aerospace
Vienna, Austria
July 11-14, 2012
On behalf of the International Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure
to invite you to the ICNPAA 2012 World Congress: 9th International Conference
on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences, which will be
held at Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Please visit the web site : http://www.icnpaa.com for all details
AIAA, IFIP co-sponsored event

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5.8 Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systsems
Contributed by: Ramakalyan Ayyagari, rkalyn@nitt.edu

2nd International Conference on ADVANCES IN CONTROL & OPTIMIZATION OF DYNAMICAL
SYSTEMS (ACODS 2012), 16-18 February, 2012, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
INDIA
http://www.acods.org

Contributed by: Ramakalyan Ayyagari, rkalyn@nitt.edu

Overview:
The 2nd ACODS-2012 aims to bring together engineers, scientists and academics
working in advanced areas of control and optimization of dynamical systems. The
theme of the conference is broad enough to encompass both theory and applications.
Application areas include, but are not restricted to robotics, aerospace vehicles,
manufacturing, process control, computer aided control, biomedical engineering,
automation, and mechanical and electrical systems.

Call for Papers:
Papers are invited in these and other areas where control and optimization of
dynamical systems plays an important role. We invite contributed papers in two
categories: Regular (up to 10 pages) and short (up to 5 pages). The regular papers
are expected to describe fairly detailed account of completed work and the short
papers will cover preliminary results or new ideas. The papers will be peer-reviewed
with rigour, maintaining the highest quality in accepted papers. File size of the
submitted papers should not exceed 5 MB.

NOTE:
The deadline for submissions is extended to 15 October 2011.

More information is available at http://www.acods.org

The Host:
Established in 1909, Indian Institute of Science is widely recognized to be the
best and most prolific scientific and engineering institute for advanced research
in India. Bangalore is located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of
Karnataka state and is India’s fifth-most populous urban agglomeration. It is a
“Beta World City” and is home to heavy industries, aerospace, telecommunications,
and defence organisations, and is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. Besides,
there are a lot of historical places in close proximity.

Ramakalyan Ayyagari, Radhakant Padhi

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5.9 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Contributed by: Hyungpil Moon, hyungpil@me.skku.ac.kr

Call for Papers -- IEEE CASE 2012 Seoul
8th Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
20 - 24 August, 2012, Seoul, Korea

http://case2012.org/

The eighth annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2012)
will be held on August 20-24, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul, Korea. The
conference aims to bring together researchers in automation from both industry
and academia, together with industrial practitioners, to present and discuss the
latest advances and developments in automation science and engineering.

The 2012 Edition of IEEE CASE will place special emphasis on the themes of Automation
in Semiconductor/Display Manufacturing, Low Carbon Green Technology and Automation,
Automotive Manufacturing, and Automation in Heavy Industries, in addition to the
traditional coverage of the latest advances in the Foundations of Automation,Automation
at the Meso-, Micro-, and Nano-Scales, Information Automation, Automation in Logistics
and Supply Chain Management, Life Sciences and Health Care, and Networked and Control
Systems

Submission Guidelines

* Contributed papers are intended to present complete descriptions of finished work.
Prospective authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF format. Six
pages in the standard CASE format are allowed for each paper, including figures. A
maximum of two additional pages is permitted. Detailed instructions for paper
submission will be available soon on the conference website.

* Special sessions: Proposals for a special session should be submitted according
to the instructions on the conference website. Proposals should present topics from
multiple viewpoints with unifying themes in the emerging topics, industry and government
initiatives in automation such as, but not limited to, Automation in Semiconductor
/Display Manufacturing, Low Carbon Green Technology and Automation, Automotive
Manufacturing, Automation in Service Industries, and Automation in Heavy Industries.
Each proposalshould consist of a summary statement and six papers.

* Industrial session papers should highlight the current field-related problems and
recent developments in industries. Prospective authors, especially from industries,
should submit their papers electronically in PDF format. Minimum 2 pages in the
standard CASE format are allowed for each paper, including figures. Detailed instructions
for paper submission will be available soon on the conference website.

* Tutorials and workshops should focus on topics of current interest to the automation
community. Proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials and workshops should be submitted
according to the instructions on the conference website. Prospective organizers should
include: statement of objectives, intended audience, list of speakers, and list of topics.

* Exhibits: There will be an exhibition site at the conference. Information for
prospective exhibitors will be available on the web site.

Important Dates

2012/02/25 Contributed paper submission
Special session proposal submission
Tutorial and Workshop proposal submission
2012/03/30 Tutorial and Workshop acceptance notification
2012/05/15 Paper acceptance notification
2012/06/15 Final paper submission
2012/08/20 Conference Tutorials and Workshops
2012/08/21-24 Main conference events

More information is available at http://case2012.org/

The conference will be held in the spectacular Namsan Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul,Korea,
situated minutes from the historic city center. Having already been transformed into
one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Seoul has been chosen as the World Design
Capital for 2010 and is in the midst of a second major reshaping. The Namsan Grand
Hyatt offers easy access to the historic palaces, museums, and traditional markets of
the city center, to chic restaurants in Chungdam, jazz clubs and bars in Hongdae and
Itaewon, and shopping in the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park.
Many special social events are being planned for the participants of CASE 2012. We
invite everyone to experience first-hand both traditional Korean hospitality and the
"Korean Cultural Wave" in Seoul.

General Chair: Hyouk Ryeol Choi
Program Chair: Nak Young Chong

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6. Workshops

6.1 NIPS Workshop on Decision Making with Multiple Imperfect Decision Makers
Contributed by: Tatiana V.Guy, guy@ieee.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
NIPS Workshop on Decision Making with Multiple Imperfect Decision Makers
at the 25th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS
2011) - December 16-17, 2011, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Workshop webpage: http://www.utia.cz/NIPSHome

OVERVIEW

Prescriptive Bayesian decision making supported by the efficient, theoretically
well-founded algorithms is known to be a powerful tool. However, its application
within multiple-participants' settings needs an efficient support of imperfect
participant (decision maker, agent), which is characterised by limited cognitive,
acting and evaluative resources. The interacting and multiple-task-solving participants
prevail in the natural (societal,biological) systems and become more and more
important in the artificial (engineering) systems. Knowledge of conditions and
mechanisms influencing the participant's individual behaviour is a prerequisite
to better understanding and rational improving of these systems. The diverse
research communities permanently address these topics focusing either on theoretical
aspects of the problem or (more often) on practical solutions within a particular
application. However, different terminology and methodologies used significantly
impede further exploitation of any advances occurred. The workshop will bring the
experts from different scientific communities to complement and generalise the knowledge
gained relying on the multi-disciplinary wisdom.

The NIPS2011 Workshop is a one-day workshop that will consist of two 3-hour sessions.
There will be 7 invited talks by experts in the area, 4-6 contributed talks and a
poster session of contributed papers. There will be time at the end of each talk/
session for questions and discussion. A panel discussion moderated by the organisers
is scheduled.

CONFIRMED INVITED TALKS (in alphabetical order)
Miroslav Karny, Tatiana V.Guy, Institute of Information Theory and Automation: TBA
David Leslie, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol: "Random belief learning"
David Rios Insua, Royal Academy of Sciences, and Aisoy Robotics sl: "Decision support
for a social emotional robot"
Pascal Poupart, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo: "Explaining automated
policies for sequential decision making"
Stephen Roberts, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford: "Preference
learning and weak decision combination in dynamic environments"
Naftali Tishby, The Hebrew University: TBA
Alessandro E.P. Villa, University of Lausanne: "Effect of emotion on the imperfectness
of decision making"

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of papers due October 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance for the workshop and decision on selection of contributions
for the book due November
1, 2011
Submission of the final version of the workshop paper due November 15, 2011
Workshop December 16-17, 2011

PAPER SUBMISSION
Submissions should be 4-6 pages in NIPS format (http://nips.cc/PaperInformation/StyleFiles).
Submissions in pdf format only should be sent to imperfectDM@utia.cas.cz with the subject
line "NIPS Workshop" and with the title,authors' names and abstract included in the body
of the message. Please note that one author of each accepted paper must present the paper
at the workshop. Accepted papers will be made available in online proceedings.

A number of selected workshop contributions will be invited for publication in an edited
book to be published by Springer in the Intelligent Systems Reference Library series. A
notification of selection of a contribution for
the book will be sent together with an acceptance decision by November 1, 2011.

CONTACTS
You can reach the organisers at imperfectDM@utia.cas.cz
Workshop web page: http://www.utia.cz/NIPSHome

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6.2 Frontiers of Real-World Multi-Robot Systems
contributed by: Manish Kumar, manish.kumar@uc.edu

We would like to invite you to participate in the workshop entitled “Frontiers
of Real-World Multi-Robot Systems: Challenges and Opportunities” to be held
this fall. The workshop is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation
and the Army Research Office and will be held at Duke University, Durham,
NC, USA on Oct. 10-11, 2011. The focus of the workshop is on practical issues
involved in real-world implementation of the multi-robot systems. Other details
including agenda and speaker information can be found at the website:
www.min.uc.edu/mrw.

We especially encourage students and post-docs to participate in the workshop
by presenting a poster. The workshop will be able to partially support student
/post-doc travel. More information on this can be found on the workshop website
under “Student/Post-Doc Travel” section.

Thank you very much for your attention, and we eagerly look forward to your
visit to Duke University and to your participation in the workshop.

Best regards,
Manish Kumar (University of Cincinnati, OH, USA)
Devendra Garg (Duke University, NC, USA)

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6.3 IFAC Workshop on Embedded Guidance, Navigation and Control in Aerospace
Contributed by: Ramakalyan Ayyagari, rkalyn@nitt.edu

IFAC Workshop on EMBEDDED GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION & CONTROL IN AEROSPACE (EGNCA 2012),
13-15 February, 2012, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore, INDIA
http://www.ifac-egnca.org

Contributed by: Ramakalyan Ayyagari, rkalyn@nitt.edu

Overview:

The aim of this IFAC sponsored Embedded Guidance,
Navigation and Control in Aerospace (EGNCA) -2012 international workshop aims
to bring together engineers, academicians, scientists, professionals and students,
to discuss and share the ideas about the recent developments in Embedded Guidance,
Navigation and Control related to various challenging aerospace applications. The
workshop will cover a wide variety of applications related to aircrafts, helicopters,
missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles etc. Topics such as cooperative/distributed control
for multiple aerospace vehicles such as formation flight, air traffic control etc.
will also be within the domain of this workshop. Promising philosophies verified from
simulation studies are also welcome, even though they have not yet been tested from
hardware experiments. Efficient computational techniques that can be implemented in
on-board processors are welcome as well. All contributed original papers will be
archived at IFAC-Papers Online.

Call for Papers:

NOTE:
The deadline for submissions is extended to 15 October 2011.

More information is available at
http://www.acods.org

The Host:

The IFAC-EGNCA workshop is going to be held in the Department of Aerospace Engineering
at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Established in 1909, Indian Institute of Science is widely recognized to be the best
and most prolific scientific and engineering institute for advanced research in India.
Bangalore is located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka
state and is India’s fifth-most populous urban agglomeration. It is a “Beta World City”
and is home to heavy industries, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations,
and is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. Besides, there are a lot of historical
places in close proximity. Many of India’s most distinguished scientists have been
associated with the Institute. The Institute also hosts many distinguished visitors
from India and abroad every year (including Nobel laureates) and is the venue for many
major national and international academic events. More details about the institute can
be found at http://www.iisc.ernet.in

Aerospace Engineering department is the largest department in the institute and has
about 35 faculty members. Many faculties work in close association with Indian space
and defence research organizations as well as with many multi-national companies such
as Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and General Motors etc. A large number of international
collaborations exist including those with several top ranking universities from USA,
Canada, countries from European Union, Republic of Korea, Japan etc. Major research
areas of the department include advanced guidance and control of flight vehicles,
aerospace electronic systems, development of unmanned and micro aerial vehicles,
helicopter dynamics and control, image classification and vision guidance, fundamental
and computational aspects of fluid dynamics, high enthalpy aerodynamics, experimental
aerodynamics, shock wave applications, non-destructive evaluation and structural health
monitoring, composite materials and structures, smart and multifunctional materials
and systems, micro and nanotechnologies, multi-body systems, nonlinear mechanics,
combustion and propulsion etc. The research focus has recently been broadened beyond
traditional aerospace engineering by including various evolving aspects of autonomous
flight, modern guidance and control techniques, bio-inspired designs, human factors,
nano-bio technologies etc.

Ramakalyan Ayyagari, Radhakant Padhi

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6.4 EECI Graduate School
Contributed by: Antoine Chaillet, chaillet@ieee.org

The 2012 edition of the EECI Graduate School will take place from February to
May 2012. This year, 18 modules are proposed, among which 15 will be held at
Supélec (south of Paris, France), 2 at Istanbul (Turkey) and 1 at L’Aquila (Italy).

Each of these modules is programmed on one week (21 hours) and will be taught
by a renowned expert of the domain. Participants may apply to financial support
to cover travel and living expenses.

The deadline for advanced registration is *16th of December 2011*. Full information
is available at www.eeci-institute.eu/GSC2012.

The program is available at www.eeci-institute.eu/EECI-docs2/EECI-Modules-2012.pdf
and includes:

- R. Ortega : Advanced control of physical systems arising in modern technological
applications
- R. Mahony and T. Hamel : Modeling, state estimation and vision based control
of aerial robotic vehicles
- M. Campi and S. Garatti : Randomization in systems and control design – the
scenario approach
- G. Ferrari-Trecate and M. Farina : Decentralized and distributed control
- L. Praly: Theory of observers
- H. Khalil: Introduction to nonlinear control
- M. Krstic: Backstepping control of PDE’s and delay systems
- V. Utkin: Recent advances of sliding mode control
- A. Isidori: Regulation and tracking for nonlinear systems, with emphasis on
recent advances and open problems
- C. Samson and P. Morin: Control of highly nonlinear systems
- A. Bicchi : Nonlinear controllability, observability, and optimal control
problems in robotics
- R. Brockett: Quantum control and quantum information processing
- A. Teel: Hybrid dynamical systems : stability and control
- P. Caines: Mean field stochastic systems and control
- S. Morse: Distributed control
- A. Loria and E. Panteley: Controlled synchronization of physical systems
(in Istambul)
- F. Clarke : « Optimality, stabilization, and feedback in nonlinear control
(in Istambul)
- R. Murray and U. Topcu : Specification, design an verification of distributed
control systems (in L’Aquila).

We look forward to seeing you there !

The EECI Graduate School on Control comittee

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7. Positions

7.1 PhD: University of South Hampton, UK
Contributed by: Dina Shona Laila, d.laila@soton.ac.uk

PhD Studentship: Advanced Nonlinear Systems Identification and Control with
Applications to Electromechanical Systems, Power Systems and Biochemical Processes

This PhD studentship is expected to fund practically motivated research that combines
control engineering, optimization and signal processing, with applications to
manufacturing processes, energy generation/power systems as well as biochemical
processes.

Nonlinearity always exists in the dynamics of almost every system. While linear
approximation is often adequate to treat the system avoiding the nonlinear
behaviours, increasing demand for precision in systems modelling and control for
various applications makes the inclusion of the nonlinear dynamics inevitable.
This has also increased the importance of nonlinear identification and control.

While with the advancement in digital technology, computing hardware infrastructure
is nowadays available to handle complex computation which are often involved in
solving nonlinear problems, the software, algorithms and techniques to solve nonlinear
identification and control design are still limited. There are still many open and
unsolved problems in this direction, which motivate new research challenges.

Within this PhD studentship, the following research topics are offered:

1. Nonlinear continuous and sampled-data adaptive control for electromechanical
systems applications.

2. Numerical methods for port-controlled Hamiltonian systems and application to
sampled-data control design for electro-mechanical systems.

3. Investigation and development of techniques for state dependent disturbance
rejection, particularly for rotating machines.

4. Nonlinear systems identification and discrete to continuous system transformation
(with applications to power network monitoring and biochemical processes).

This position is available to EU/UK applicants only, unless additional funding/
scholarships are obtained by non EU/UK applicants to cover the overseas fees difference
(£12,388 for 2011/12).

More details on this position can be seen at

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/postgraduate/research_degrees/degrees/
current_funded_opportunities/all_projects/ses76181.page

and to submit your application documents please consult the following page

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/postgraduate/research_degrees/apply.page?

Please attached at least you CV, academic transcripts (undergraduate and master degrees)
and personal statement or brief proposal (3-4 pages) with your application form.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Dina
Shona Laila, Electro-mechanical Engineering research group, Email: d.laila@soton.ac.uk.

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7.2 PhD: Nanyang Technological University
Contributed by: C.C. Cheah, ECCCheah@ntu.edu.sg

The Division of Control and Instrumentation (http://www.ci.eee.ntu.edu.sg) at the
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University,
has several PhD positions.
Nanyang Technological University is a research-intensive university in Singapore. The
Division of Control and Instrumentation, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
has faculty with expertise ranging from robotics, computer vision, control theory and
applications, machine learning and biomedical engineering. For information of the
division, you can visit http://www.ci.eee.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx.

Application Procedure:
Important Notice:
Deadline for January 2012 intake : interested applicants may still submit their
hard copy applications to us by 12 October 2011 through the Head of Division.
Deadline for August 2012 intake : 31 January 2012

1) Please submit online application at : https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe/owa/pga$rsh_main.menu
Please indicate the intake that you are interested in : January 2012 / August 2012.

2) Proceed to submit hardcopies of the online application and the supporting documents to :

Prof Xie Lihua, Head of Division of Control & Instrumentation.
School of EEE, S2-B2a-17,
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

For more details on graduate programmes, please logon to:
- http://www.eee.ntu.edu.sg/ProspectiveStudents/MEngPhD/Pages/MEngPhD.aspx
For enquiry please contact Joanne Tham at ecstham@ntu.edu.sg or +65-67904688

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7.3 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Contributed by: Mahmut Reyhanoglu, reyhanom@erau.edu

DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

PhD positions are available in the area of
DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
under the supervision of Prof. Mahmut
Reyhanoglu, Prof. Sergey Drakunov, and
Prof. William MacKunis at the Department
of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University located in Daytona Beach. These
positions cover full tuition and fees plus
a $20,000 per year stipend. Requirements include
a strong background in control theory, dynamic
systems and mathematics; a Master’s degree in
engineering, physics, or applied mathematics;
and excellent skills in using Matlab and Simulink.
It is also desirable that the candidates have
hands-on experience on feedback control. It is
expected that the candidates have excellent GRE
and TOEFL (if necessary) scores as well as strong
communication and writing skills.

For details and application procedures, please visit
http://www.erau.edu/db/degrees/phd-engineeringphysics.html

Contact:
Prof. Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Physical Sciences Department,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach,
Florida.

E-mail: reyhanom@erau.edu

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7.4 PhD: Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Contributed by: Jonas Sjöberg, jonas.sjoberg@chalmers.se

PhD student position within modular commercial heavy vehicle combinations, at
the department of Signals and Systems, at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

This project will contribute to the understanding of the dynamics of long modular
vehicles. The project includes studies on how to configure the modules in a vehicle
combination, which vehicle combinations that are the most suitable for different
transportation tasks and how to control the vehicle combination in a safe and stable
manner. Experimental validation is planned either in a simulator environment or
full-scale experiments in cooperation with other stakeholders.

The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research studies. A PhD
student is also expected to develop own ideas and communicate scientific results
orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position will normally include
20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

Applicants shall have a Master’s Degree or corresponding in Electrical
Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Math, in a related
discipline. As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject
matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, orally as well as literally,
are needed. A successful applicant should have a strong background in mathematical
modeling of dynamic systems, optimization and control theory.

The employment is limited to a maximum of five years.

More information and instructions how to apply can be found at
http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/ledigatjanster/Sidor/default.aspx

Contact: Prof. Jonas.Fredriksson@chalmers.se

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7.5 PhD: Umeå University, Sweden
Contributed by: Leonid Freidovich, leonid.freidovich@tfe.umu.se

A Ph.D. student position in Automation of Forestry Cranes is available immediately
with the Robotics and Control Lab, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics,
Umeå University, Sweden.

Within the field of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, we are now searching for
persons with competence in Control Systems Design, Automation, Sensor Fusion,
Visualization, Human-Machine Interfaces, Robotics and/or Computer Vision, especially
in outdoor environments. The successful applicant is expected to have a strong academic
background in one of these subjects, as well as a sincere interest and competence to
become a key contributor for either of the two projects described below.

For an extended description please visit http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/
lediga_tjanster/313-862-11.html#eng

Background
We are developing scenarios of semi-automation for the routine processes of the
work of a forestry machine driver, e.g. in the process of collecting logs with a
crane. In one such scenario the driver should, via some advanced user interface
and at any moment, be able to visualize available pre-computed motions of the crane
(animated if necessary) and also be able to choose and switch to a trajectory from
the library, to start an appropriate autonomous motion with the possibility to safely
interrupt it and to take the control authority back. This can involve the use of any
available tools, including advanced equipment for computer vision, virtual reality
animation and human-machine interaction.

Project 1: “Library of autonomous motions for a forwarder crane”
The goal of this project is to develop and test a procedure for building a library
of autonomously executable useful point-to-point motions for a commercial forestry
crane. A particular forwarder crane is available for experimental studies. Various
sensors (encoders, cameras, etc.) are installed together with dSpace prototyping
hardware interfacing to Matlab/Simulink so that experiments for control and model
identification can be carried out.

Project 2: “Computer vision and human-machine interface for a crane”
The first goal of this project is to develop a virtual reality model for the
commercial crane and its (forest) environment, which should be reconstructed from
proximity sensors that are either already available in the lab or expected to be
purchased. The second goal is to add additional features to the developed model
necessary for a comfortable human-to-robot interface allowing the driver to select
pre-planned trajectories from a library of autonomously executable point-to-point
motions.

Some information on the current state of the projects can be found at
http://www.tfe.umu.se/english/research/robotics-and-control-lab/projects/smart-crane/.

The position is a full time position extending for five years and assumes
part-time teaching duties (max 20%). The position is planned to be filled
as soon as possible.

For details on the requirements and on how to apply, please visit
http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-862-11.html#eng

For a general presentation of Umeå University, please look at
http://www.umu.se/english/
More information about the city of Umeå is found at http://www.visitumea.se/

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2011.

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7.6 PhD: University of Technology of Compiègne, France
Contributed by: Isabelle Fantoni, Isabelle.Fantoni@hds.utc.fr

University of Technology of Compiègne, Laboratory Heudiasyc, France

Thesis subject:
Development of obstacles detection and avoidance strategies for a
collaborative flight of aerial drones

Context of the thesis :
The thesis is part of the project activities of the Laboratory of Excellence (LABEX) at the
University of Technology of Compiègne in France on the Control of Technological Systems-of-
Systems (MS2T). It is also integrated into the project of excellence equipment ROBOTEX
in Heudiasyc laboratory in the theme mobile robotics and in particular within the works to be
carried on the flight of a fleet of drones. The thesis project will be financed by the ANR
program MS2T LABEX.

PhD thesis description:
Autonomous aerial vehicles or drones are mainly used or dedicated to surveillance missions
and collection of information. Since the surveillance zones are numerous, it can be
interesting to deploy multiple UAVs which can communicate with each other, exploring
and monitor a large area to increase the range of inspection and also the safety of the
area being monitored. In this context, the vehicles must be able to communicate with each
other, be able to not collide with each other, that is to say to keep a minimum safe
distance from their peers or other obstacles. Here we are interested in flying drones
like miniature helicopter rotors on multiple restricted areas, in urban areas, where
barriers can be numerous and the proximity of several drones. This will provide navigation
assistance for the drones do not come into collision, even if communication is lost between
them. The aim is to allow multiple UAVs to navigate (and stabilize) jointly ensuring mutual
avoidance and collision with other moving obstacles. The detection can be done by reflex
vision (optic flow, detection of moving obstacles), but also by fusion with information
from other sensors such as ultrasonic or infrared sensors. The project will also propose
control strategies in planification to bring the drones in desired flight configurations
while ensuring mutual non collision. We can also explore bio-inspired approaches, related
to the behavior of birds and insects where their exteroceptive sensors allow them to fly
together without coming into collision.

Requirements:
University master degree
Background in control systems, image processing, vision, robotics
English skills, verbally and in writing
Ability to cooperate and work within a team

Documents required to apply : send to isabelle.fantoni@hds.utc.fr
Curriculum vitae
Master and Engineering cycle grades and marks
Letter(s) of recommendation

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7.7 PhD: Louisiana State University
Contributed by: Michael Malisoff,malisoff@lsu.edu

Graduate Assistantship in Nonlinear Control Systems

One graduate research assistantship is available for a PhD student in the
Department of Mathematics of Louisiana State University (LSU) for graduate
studies in nonlinear control theory and applications. The assistantship is
part of the NSF project "Theory, Methods, and Applications of Nonlinear
Control Systems with Time Delays" that is being directed by Prof. Michael
Malisoff.

Important desired qualifications include a solid background in control
systems and mathematics, working knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink or
Mathematica, and an interest in control applications in biomedical
engineering or marine robotics. The candidate would need to be admitted as
a PhD student in mathematics at LSU by the normal application process
described at https://www.math.lsu.edu/grad.

Qualified candidates with degrees in aerospace engineering, electrical
engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, or closely related
fields are encouraged to apply. Applications are invited for the fall 2012
semester. Interested candidates should submit a resume and transcripts to:

Michael Malisoff, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
303 Lockett Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4918

The student must also follow the application procedures described at
https://www.math.lsu.edu/grad, which include an online application process
through the LSU Graduate School. Candidates should indicate in their
Statement of Purpose to the Graduate School that they are interested in
being considered for the graduate assistantship in nonlinear control
systems that is under the direction of Prof. Malisoff.

Early application is strongly encouraged. Applications received by the
Graduate School by January 31, 2012, with all supporting documents
included, automatically receive first consideration for all available
forms of financial aid. Applications from women, minorities, and other
under-represented groups are encouraged and warmly welcomed. LSU is an
equal opportunity/access university.

LSU is located in the capital city of the state of Louisiana, Baton Rouge.
The city is approximately 1.5 hours by car from New Orleans. The Baton
Rouge Metropolitan Airport provides service to several U.S. cities.

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7.8 Post-Doc: Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Contributed by: Jonas Sjöberg, jonas.sjoberg@chalmers.se

Postdoctoral position in cooperative driving, at the department of Signals and Systems,
Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

You will be involved mainly in research activities concerning cooperative driving in
complex environments, such as intersections, with the focus on control issues and
how it depends on available information from sensors and communication. The goal is
to develop safe algorithms which optimize traffic flow and fuel economy. At the
department there are also many research projects in cooperation with industry which
offers possibilities to test algorithms in vehicles, both on test tracks as well
as in real traffic. Hence, if you are looking for a post doc on cooperative driving,
this is the position you are looking for.

The applicant should have Ph.D. degree (normally not older than 3 years) preferably
in control theory or a closely related field focusing on traffic and vehicle applications,
distributed systems, consensus algorithms, cooperative control systems or any other
relevant field by the start of the appointment. Good communication skills in oral and
written English is a requirement. Experience of vehicle applications is appreciated.

The employment is limited to a maximum of 2 years.

More information and instructions how to apply can be found at http://www.chalmers.se/
sv/om-chalmers/ledigatjanster/Sidor/default.aspx

Contact: Prof. Jonas.Sjoberg@chalmers.se

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7.9 Post-Doc: Qatar University
Contributed by: Nader Meskin, nadar.meskin@qu.edu.qa

Postdoctoral Position in Close-Loop Control for Intensive Care Unit

Qatar University invites applicants for a postdoctoral research associate in the
area of Close-Loop Control for Intensive Care Unit, starting on January 1, 2012.
The appointment is initially for the duration of one year, however, it can be
extended to the maximum of three subsequent years based on the performance. The
successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering with
emphasis on control system design or a related discipline. More information
regarding the project can be found in

http://faculty.qu.edu.qa/nader.meskin/Site/Research.html

The salary and benefits are as follows:

Basic Monthly Salary: 14000 QAR (~ US$3800)
Benefits, according to QU’s policy:
(i) Furnished accommodation from the date of the arrival;
(ii) Local transportation allowance: 1000 QAR;
(iii) Annual economy air ticket allowance to the home country;
(iv) Annual paid vacation for 35 calendar days;
(v) Education allowance children from grade one up to 18 years of age; and
(vi) Health insurance.

If interested, please send your CV with a cover letter and the names of three
professional references, to

Dr. Nader Meskin
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
nader.meskin@qu.edu.qa

and

Dr. Wassim Haddad
School of Aerospace Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
wm.haddad@aerospace.gatech.edu

The first set of applications will be reviewed on November 1, 2011.

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7.10 Post-Doc: Qatar University
Contributed by: Nader Meskin, nadar.meskin@qu.edu.qa

Qatar University invites applicants for a postdoctoral research associate in
the area of Fault Diagnosis of Industrial Gas Turbine. The appointment is initially
for the duration of one year, however, it can be extended to the maximum of three
subsequent years based on the performance. The successful candidate must hold a
Ph.D. degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on fault diagnosis
and/or control system design. Experience with Gas Turbine modeling and diagnosis
is an advantage. More information regarding the project can be found in

http://faculty.qu.edu.qa/nader.meskin/Site/Research.html

The salary and benefits are as follows:

Basic Monthly Salary: 14000 QAR (~ US$3800)
Benefits, according to QU’s policy:
(i) Furnished accommodation from the date of the arrival;
(ii) Local transportation allowance: 1000 QAR;
(iii) Annual economy air ticket allowance to the home country;
(iv) Annual paid vacation for 35 calendar days;
(v) Education allowance children from grade one up to 18 years of age; and
(vi) Health insurance.

If interested, please send your CV with a cover letter and the names of three
professional references, to

Dr. Nader Meskin
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
nader.meskin@qu.edu.qa

and

Dr. K. Khorasani
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
kash@ece.concordia.ca

The first set of applications will be reviewed on November 1, 2011.

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7.11 Post-Doc: University of Exeter, UK
Contributed by: Declan Bates, D.G.Bates@Exeter.ac.uk

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Systems Biology / Control Engineering

Two EPSRC/MRC funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions are available
immediately in the group of Prof. Declan Bates in the College of Engineering,
Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Exeter. The posts are
available for up to three years.

The successful applicants will join a team of post-doctoral researchers working
on two joint projects with the group of Dr. Jonathan Hardman at the University
of Nottingham. The first project, titled “Development, validation and application
of population-based pulmonary disease models using robustness analysis and ensemble
forecasting” will employ techniques from control engineering and climate forecasting
to develop and validate mathematical models of lung (patho)physiology, and use
these models to develop novel therapeutic strategies for clinical management of
critically-ill patients. The second project, titled “Integrated cardiopulmonary
modelling for the investigation of the management of disturbed tissue perfusion”,
will design and develop novel computational simulation models of the human cardiac
and vascular (large and small vessel) physiological systems. These integrated multi
-organ models will be used to investigate the disturbed physiology of low cardiac
output states and generate novel therapeutic strategies.

In close collaboration with clinical research collaborators, the successful applicants
will develop and apply computational modeling and optimization tools to investigate
a range of poorly understood medical systems. The posts are open to applicants with
a background in any relevant area of computational science (PhD in Mathematics,
Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, etc). Demonstrable research skills in the
areas of mathematical modelling (especially for medical applications), systems or
control engineering, or systems biology are highly desirable, as is an aptitude for
cross-disciplinary research.

Salary will be in the range £24273-£34,607 pa on the Associate Research Fellow or
Research Fellow scale, depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

For further information please contact Prof. Declan Bates, D.G.Bates@exeter.ac.uk
or telephone (01392) 263655. To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter
with the contact details of three referees to D.G.Bates@Exeter.ac.uk

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7.12 Post-Doc: The University of Hong Kong
Contributed by: Graziano Chesi, chesi@eee.hku.hk

A Postdoctoral Fellow is being recruited at the Department of Mechanical Engineering
and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong,
in the areas of analysis and control of diseases. The initial application deadline
is 31 November 2011. The appointment is for a period of three years, subject to
satisfactory performance reviews. The ideal candidate is one who has recently
completed, or is about to finish, his/her PhD in the area of control theory, with
previous experience in disease dynamics. Candidates with knowledge of autoimmune
diseases will be a plus.

The monthly salary of the position is HKD 22K (1 USD approximately equals 7.8 HKD).

Interested candidates should send their CV to Professor James Lam (james.lam@hku.hk)
or Professor Graziano Chesi (chesi@eee.hku.hk).

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international
standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international
forefront of academic scholarship for many years. Of a number of recent indicators
of the University's performance, one is its ranking at 21 among the top 200 universities
in the world by the UK's Times Higher Education Supplement. The University has a
comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines, with 20,000 undergraduate
and postgraduate students from 50 countries, and a complement of 1,200 academic members
of staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

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7.13 Post-Doc: University of Nancy, France
Contributed by: Christophe Aubrun, christophe.aubrun@cran.uhp-nancy.fr

France: Post Doctoral position in Control Engineering, Automatic Control Research
Center of Nancy (CRAN), University of Nancy, France The Centre de Recherche en
Automatique de Nancy ( http://www.cran.uhp-nancy.fr/ ) proposes a one year post doc
position. The successful candidate will join the research team to contribute to
PAPYRUS european project sponsored by the European Union within the 7th European
Framework programme. The project consortium comprises seven partners from industry
and academia http://www.abb.com/cawp/deabb201/38616947ff710311c1257799003511a7.aspx

Project description:

The main topic of research concerns the FTC/FDI for large scale system based on
structural analysis tool. Closing the loop between diagnostic information and
resulting corrective actions has been viewed as Fault Tolerant Control in the
control community. However, considering this concept on a large-scale plant level
including performances indexes in the form of computed and predicted Key Process
Indicators (KPIs), leads to the “Fault therapy” concept. It results in control
and optimization actions on different plant levels. This ranges from accommodation
and reconfiguration of the basic control via advanced process control and real-time
optimization to production planning and control. Structural model is employed to
relate the evaluated KPIs to the different control actions. For our purpose, a
methodology for reactive and proactive KPIs based control and optimization on
different plant levels will be developed.
Key words: Fault tolerant control; Fault diagnosis; Large scale systems

Candidates should have a PhD degree in process control and FTC/FDI fields and a
good knowledge of the Matlab/Simulink environment is required.
Application
Please send, your application with a detailed CV, a letter of intent and referees
letters to: christophe.aubrun@cran.uhp-nancy.fr

Christophe Aubrun
CRAN – Faculty of Sciences,
BP 70239 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Nancy Université, 54506 FRANCE

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7.14 Faculty: University of South Hampton, UK
Contributed by: Shona Laila, d.laila@soton.ac.uk

The Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton is
currently recruiting established researchers for senior level positions.

More information about the positions and how to apply is available on the following link
https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=005511F2-R



Faculty Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Full Time Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 25 November 2011
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 005511F2-R

Join our research community

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research universities
and among the top 100 universities in the world. As a university community we
aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education,
innovation and enterprise.

As part of our commitment to developing our research excellence, we are looking
to appoint 100 world-leading researchers to be part of our exciting future.

We are looking for individuals who:
• are established world-class scholars or rising stars with the potential to be
international leaders in their field
• will lead and develop areas of strategic academic importance
• will bring substantial funded research to the University and continue to generate
substantial grant income
• will return strong 3* and 4* outputs for the Research Excellence Framework
(REF) in 2014
• will be in post by 30 September 2012

For more information about the faculty please visit the following page

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/aboutus/faculties/faculty_engineering_environment.html

Please apply through www.jobs.soton.ac.uk or please telephone 023 8059 2750 for
an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 005511F2-R on all
correspondence.

In your application please ensure you state your reasons for applying and show
how you meet the above criteria.

Please note that applications will be considered on a continual basis.

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7.15 Faculty: The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
Contributed by: Alberto Bemporad, alberto.bemporad@imtlucca.it

Assistant Professor in Analysis, Control and Optimization of Complex Dynamical Systems

The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for an Assistant
Professor position in the area of analysis, control and optimization of complex
dynamical systems. Candidates with a sound knowledge of control and optimization
methods and an interest in both theoretical research and applications to practical
problems are desired. Research experience is expected in at least one of the following
areas: model predictive control, dynamic optimization, stochastic optimization, control
systems design based on optimization methods. Previous experience with applications of
control/optimization to smart grids and energy markets is a plus, but candidates with
experience in other application areas are welcome. Candidates must have an excellent
record of high-impact international publications.

IMT Lucca (http://www.imtlucca.it) is a public international Graduate School and
Institute of Technology that acts as a research university with the aim of forming
human capital in disciplines characterized by their high potential for concrete
applications. IMT strives to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical
relevance.

The Assistant Professor will be a part of the Research Unit "Dynamical Systems, Control,
and Optimization" (DYSCO, http://dysco.lab.imtlucca.it/) in the Computer Science and
Applications area of the Institute, and will perform research activities, tutorship
and mentoring of Ph.D. students, limited teaching of graduate courses and participation
in the development of the research activities of the Institute.

Appointment compensation packages will depend on the candidates and their records of
accomplishment, but are competitive on an international level. Applicants must be able
to teach graduate courses in English; knowledge of Italian is not required.

Interested candidates must apply before October 31st, 2011 12:00 pm CET by filling in
the online application form at http://www.imtlucca.it/faculty/positions under "Junior
Faculty Recruitment Program". They will also be asked to submit a CV, research paper
(published or working) and the name and contact details of three referees.

For further information about the position, applicants can refer to the website, or
can contact Sara Olson, e-mail: researchers.opening@imtlucca.it.

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7.16 Faculty: Texas A&M University
Contributed by: Jerald A. Caton, jcaton@tamu.edu

Faculty positions in Systems and Control
Organization/Institution: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Department: Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications
for a tenure-track faculty position in Thermal-Fluids, Controls, Dynamics, Design,
or related areas. Applicants are sought at the Assistant or Associate level. Applicants
must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or an appropriate closely-related
discipline. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent, externally
funded research program, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and to participate
in all aspects of the department's mission. Strong written and verbal communication
skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s web page to review
our academic and research programs (www.mengr.tamu.edu). Applicants will be evaluated
based on current credentials as well as potential for future impact. It is anticipated
that the appointment will begin Fall 2012 or Spring 2013.

Applicants should submit a complete resume, a one-page statement of research and
teaching interests, and a list of three references (including their postal addresses,
telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) electronically via the departmental web site at:

http://www.mengr.tamu.edu/Employment/employment.html

If electronic submission is not possible, applicants may mail their application package to:

Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University, 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3123

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is
an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates shall be considered
solely on the basis of qualifications, without regard to race, color, sex, religion,
national origin, age, disabilities or veteran status.

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7.17 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology
Contributed by: Lanhui Fu, scc.hitsz@gmail.com

Faculty Positions in Systems and Control
Organization/Institution: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School,
Shenzhen, China
Department: School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation

The Division of Control and Mechatronics Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology,
Shenzhen Graduate School (HITSG) invites applications for several faculty positions
at all ranks. We are seeking candidates with excellent credentials in the areas of
systems and control, wind energy, power systems and smart grids. Applicants must
have a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical, mechanical and power systems engineering
and need to show strong research record and potential. Successful candidates will
be received a joint appointment in the Center of Systems and Control. The Division
currently has 11 full-time faculty members, and is expected to grow to 20 faculties
in the next few years.

HITSG offers a competitive salary and the salary levels at HITSG for these positions
are substantially higher than those provided by most universities in China, with full
professor in the range of RMB 170K to 230K per year, associate professor in the range
of RMB130K to 160K per year, and assistant professor in the range of RMB 90K to 110K
per year. Bonus is a plus for all levels, subject to faculty’s performance.

Interested candidates can send detailed CV, list of publications, statement of research
(no more than 3 pages), teaching interests (no more than 2 pages), and a cover letter
including contact information of three references to:

Ms. Fu
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
HIT Campus Shenzhen University Town
Xili, Shenzhen
Guangdong
P. R. China 518055

or email the documents to scc.hitsz@gmail.com

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7.18 Faculty: University of Groningen
Contributed by: Claudio De Persis, c.de.persis@rug.nl

Tenure Track Position in Control, Manufacturing and Networked Systems

Excellent career prospect! The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is
offering a young, talented researcher, a tenure track assistant professor position
in the area of Control, Manufacturing and Networked Systems. The candidate is expected
to develop his/her own line of research within the field. The faculty's career policy
is characterized by flexible personnel management with a focus on the individual.
Academic achievements are seen as being central to the academic career, and ample
opportunities for professional development and supplementary training and education
are offered. Arrangements for training in the area of teaching will be made with all
new employees.

The policy is directed at increasing the number of women in academic staff positions.
Career advancement policies for women are in place, and women are actively encouraged
to develop their careers.

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. On completion
of 5 years of employment there will be an assessment of performance based on established
criteria including research and teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment
is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate professor
with tenure. At the end of a further 4 -7 year period there will be another assessment
aimed at a promotion to full professor.

University of Groningen. Founded in 1614. One of the best universities in Europe and
the world. A wide variety of disciplines. Internationally oriented. Rooted in the North
of The Netherlands. Socially active. Our researchers and lecturers are inspired academics.
Ambitious students. We respect the differences in talent, ambitions and performance of
the 27,000 students and members of staff.

The university provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move
to Groningen.

*Job Description*
In May 2011 the Chair of Smart Manufacturing Systems at the Faculty of Mathematics
and Natural Sciences has started its activity. The Chair is affiliated with the Research
Institute of Technology and Management (ITM). The institute is connected to the
corresponding engineering education and the chair contributes to the teaching in
the field of control systems, manufacturing systems and networked systems. The group
participates in the graduate school DISC (Dutch Institute of Systems and Control)
and in the Graduate School of Science at the University of Groningen. The main task
for the assistant professor will be to develop his/her own line of research in one
or a combination of the following areas: manufacturing systems, networked systems,
hybrid and nonlinear control systems, cooperative control, energy systems, distributed
optimization, modeling and control of distribution networks. Developments in both
fundamental research and applications are important. Other important tasks are: to
contribute to the international literature in these topics; to supervise undergraduate,
MSc and PhD students; to initiate research projects and attract financial support;
to contribute to the teaching activities of the group in courses and labs.
For additional details on the position please visit http://www.rug.nl/fwn/vacatures/
structuurrapporten/Structuurrapport_final.pdf

*Qualifications*
The applicant will need to have the following qualifications: A PhD degree in systems
and control or a related area and two or more years of experience abroad in a postdoctoral
capacity or experience at another educational institution or within business/industry;
excellent research, teaching and organizational qualities, and a good list of publications;
the ability to attract external financing for his/her research.

*Conditions of employment*
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work
experience in accordance with the Dutch university system from € 3,195 (scale 11,
CAO-NU) gross per month up to a maximum of € 4,970 (scale 12, CAO-NU) gross per month
for a full-time job.

*Application*
Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae
(including a list of names, addresses (including e-mail) and telephone numbers of three
persons who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation, a list of publications, a
list of five self-selected "best papers" (not copies of the papers), a 3 page statement
of research accomplishments and future research goals, and a letter of motivation. The
deadline to submit the application is November 25, 2011. To apply please visit
http://www.tangram-tis.nl/10378/Kandidaten/Inschrijven/00347%2D0000004687

*Information*
For information you can contact: Prof. Claudio De Persis, c.de.persis@rug.nl

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7.19 Faculty: University of Western Sydney, Australia
Contributed by: Wei Xing Zheng, w.zheng@uws.edu.au

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Systems and Control Theory) at
University of Western Sydney, Australia

Ref 879/11 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Industrial Mathematics, School of
Computing, Engineering & Mathematics

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a large multi-campus university servicing
a diverse range of students.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics takes pride in educating students
in an environment that is contemporary, challenging and adapted to a rapidly evolving
world. Its teaching and research programs cover a broad range of professional disciplines,
including: computing sciences and information and communications technology (artificial
intelligence, computational astrophysics, distributed systems and networking technologies,
entertainment computing, data and visual analytics, information systems and security,
software engineering, web science and engineering); engineering (electrical, mechanical,
civil and computer engineering); civionics; industrial design; construction management;
mathematical sciences (algebra, combinatorics, cryptography, number theory, systems and
control theory, signal processing, mathematical finance, mathematical biology, statistics);
and mathematics education.

Applied and industrial mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is essential
in solving many real-world problems and plays a key role in the development of innovative
technologies. The base campus for the position is negotiable; however, it should be noted
that the School operates in a multi-campus environment and the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
may be required to teach on all campuses on which the School operates.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Mathematics is expected to
capitalise on and develop further the existing momentum that the School has in the areas
of systems and control theory, and signal processing.

Remuneration Package (comprising Salary, 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading): There will
be a 5% salary increase scheduled for 11 May 2012.

Academic Level B $96,915 to $114,361 p.a. (base Salary $81,894 to $96,703)
Academic Level C $117,823 to $135,155 p.a. (base Salary $99,662 tdo $114,476)

Position Enquiries: Professor Simeon Simoff, Dean, School of Computing, Engineering and
Mathematics, (02) 9685 9179 or s.simoff@uws.edu.au

Applicants must address the selection criteria specified in the Position Statement,
which is available from the University Website https://uws.nga.net.au/cp/. For information
about the School please visit the UWS website http://www.uws.edu.au/computing_mathematics/
scm, and the School website http://www.scm.uws.edu.au/.

Applications Close: 30 October 2011
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Click here to view Position Description, Senior Lecturer (Academic Level C)
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7.20 Faculty: Washington University, St. Louis
Contributed by: Hiro Mukai, mukai@ese.wustl.edu

Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the
assistant professor level for the fall 2012 academic year. Well qualified
candidates at the associate and full professor levels will also be considered.
Candidates should be exceptionally strong, possess novel and creative visions
of research, and commit gladly to teaching at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Electrical
Engineering, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related fields.
Technical areas of interest include, but are not limited to, systems and
control, computational mathematics, optimization, applied statistics, signal
processing and imaging. Applications include biology, energy, the environment,
robotics, network sciences, and modeling of physical and complex systems. In
addition to teaching, successful candidates are expected to conduct research,
publish in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in department and University
service.

Washington University in St. Louis is a medium-size private university of
approximately 6000 undergraduate and 6000 graduate and professional students,
which enjoys high academic standing and a strong and growing national reputation.
In U.S. News & World Report, Washington University is ranked 13th among national
universities. The ESE department presently has 13 full-time tenured and tenure-track
and 4 senior faculty. There are approximately 150 undergraduate students, and 70
graduate students. The Department is moving into a new building, the Preston M.
Green Hall with state-of-the art facilities, in Fall 2011 and is in an expansion
mode. The department offers separate undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical
Engineering and in Systems Science and Engineering. The University is located in
a semi-urban area, adjacent to Forest Park, with many cultural and recreational
activities. More information on the department is available at http://www.ese.wustl.edu.
Applications will be accepted immediately, and interviews will begin after January 1,
2012.

Applicants should prepare in electronic format (PDF) a letter of interest, a
curriculum vitae, a list of at least 5 academic or professional references, and
statements of vision for both research and teaching. Complete details can be found
at: http://ese.wustl.edu/aboutthedepartment/Pages/faculty-openings.aspx.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Employment eligibility
verification required upon employment.

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7.21 Faculty: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contributed by: Kendra lindsey, klindsey@illinois.edu

Professor (Open Rank) - Space Systems
Department of Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign is seeking candidates at all academic ranks for a full-time faculty position
beginning August 16, 2012. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are
especially welcome and are strongly encouraged.

The Department seeks exceptional candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position
in the general area of Space Systems, with particular emphasis given to the disciplines
of navigation and guidance, space robotics, orbital mechanics, attitude dynamics and
control, spacecraft systems and design, multidisciplinary optimization, space propulsion,
space structures, and space communications. Outstanding candidates with expertise in other
aspects of Space Systems research will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

The Aerospace Engineering Department has strong teaching, research and outreach programs
in the areas of Fluid Mechanics and Propulsion, Structural Mechanics and Materials, and
System Dynamics and Controls. More information about the Department can be found at
http://www.ae.illinois.edu/. The Aerospace Engineering Department and the College of
Engineering are highly ranked, with the College consistently ranking among the top 5
Colleges of Engineering nationwide.

Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, or a related field, and will be expected to develop and maintain
a strong independent research program and perform academic duties associated with our B.S.,
M.S., and Ph.D. programs. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. For
full consideration, applications should be received by November 18, 2011, but applications
will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu
and upload your letter of application, resume, a brief statement of teaching and research
interests, and a list of at least three professional references by November 18, 2011.
Please contact Kendra Lindsey at 217-333-2651 or klindsey@illinois.edu for further inquires
or questions. Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity
and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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7.22 Faculty: Shandong Academy of Science
Contributed by: Haiyang Wang, wanghyan@keylab.net

Research Faculty Positions in Multiagent Systems and Sensor Networks
Organization/Institution: Shandong Academy of Sciences, Jinan, And China
Department: Shandong Computer Science Center
The Mobile Sensor Network and Embedded Systems Research Group at Shandong Academy
of Science (SDAS) invite applications for several researcher/faculty positions
at the rank of Research Assistant Professor and Research Associate Professor. We
are seeking candidates with excellent credentials in the areas of systems and
control, sensor networks, embedded systems and smart grids. Applicants must have
a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical, mechanical and computer engineering, or applied
mathematics and computer science and need to show strong research record and potential.
Applications for Research Associate Professor Rank will normally require 2-4 years
postdoc but exceptionally qualified recent graduate will be considered.
The Research group has five PhD qualified research faculty members, and ten assistant
researchers. It has established collaborations with senior academics in Australia,
USA, Germany and top Chinese universities such as Zhejiang University. The research
faculty member has the access to all funding opportunities as those working in the
Chinese universities, except that the supervision of PhD students need to be arranged
and administrated through Universities and such students have to be enrolled at the
University. Supervision of master student is however always possible.

The Research Group offers a competitive salary comparing to most universities in
China, with research associate professor in the range of RMB120K to 200K per year,
and research assistant professor in the range of RMB 90K to 150K per year. Performance
Bonus is a plus for all levels, start up fund and housing benefit (including free on-
campus apartments) maybe negotiated. Please note that though only 1.25hour from Beijing
by train, the living cost in the city of Jinan is substantially cheaper and many non-
Chinese are enjoying the vivid life in the city. Free language course will be offered
to those who may want to improve Chinese language skills.
Interested candidates can send detailed CV, list of publications, statement of research
(no more than 3 pages), and a cover letter including salary expectation and contact
information of three references.
Inquiries regarding the position can be made to yuchb@keylab.net
Applications can be sent electronically to wanghyan@keylab.net
Or by mail to Haiyan Wang
HR Specialist, Shandong Computer Science Center, Shandong Academy of Science
Ke Yuan Lu 19, Jinan
Shandong
P. R. China 250000

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7.23 Lecturer: University of Western Sydney, Australia
Contributed by: Wei Xing Zheng, w.zheng@uws.edu.au

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Systems and Control Theory)
at University of Western Sydney, Australia

Ref 879/11 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Industrial Mathematics, School
of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a large multi-campus university servicing
a diverse range of students.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics takes pride in educating students
in an environment that is contemporary, challenging and adapted to a rapidly evolving
world. Its teaching and research programs cover a broad range of professional disciplines,
including: computing sciences and information and communications technology (artificial
intelligence, computational astrophysics, distributed systems and networking technologies,
entertainment computing, data and visual analytics, information systems and security,
software engineering, web science and engineering); engineering (electrical, mechanical,
civil and computer engineering); civionics; industrial design; construction management;
mathematical sciences (algebra, combinatorics, cryptography, number theory, systems
and control theory, signal processing, mathematical finance, mathematical biology,
statistics); and mathematics education.

Applied and industrial mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is
essential in solving many real-world problems and plays a key role in the development
of innovative technologies. The base campus for the position is negotiable; however,
it should be noted that the School operates in a multi-campus environment and the
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer may be required to teach on all campuses on which the School
operates.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Mathematics is expected to
capitalise on and develop further the existing momentum that the School has in the
areas of systems and control theory, and signal processing.

Remuneration Package (comprising Salary, 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading): There
will be a 5% salary increase scheduled for 11 May 2012.

Academic Level B $96,915 to $114,361 p.a. (base Salary $81,894 to $96,703)
Academic Level C $117,823 to $135,155 p.a. (base Salary $99,662 tdo $114,476)

Position Enquiries: Professor Simeon Simoff, Dean, School of Computing, Engineering
and Mathematics, (02) 9685 9179 or s.simoff@uws.edu.au

Applicants must address the selection criteria specified in the Position Statement,
which is available from the University Website https://uws.nga.net.au/cp/. For
information about the School please visit the UWS website http://www.uws.edu.au/
computing_mathematics/scm, and the School website http://www.scm.uws.edu.au/.

Applications Close: 30 October 2011
Click here to view Position Description, Lecturer (Academic Level B)
Click here to view Position Description, Senior Lecturer (Academic Level C)
How to Apply:

If you have NOT registered with our Online Application System, you can
begin your Application by clicking the 'Begin' button.
If you are unsure if you have registered before, click here and follow the steps.
FORGOTTEN YOUR LOGIN DETAILS? click here and follow the steps.
If you want to preview the Application form prior to logging in,click here

If you require assistance in using the System, please email
recruitment@uws.edu.au or phone Recruitment Helpline on 02 9678 7536. Please
note, we do not accept applications for roles to the recruitment@uws.edu.au email.

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7.24 Research Assistant: United Arab Emirates University
Contributed by: Prof. Hassan Noura, hnoura@uaeu.ac.ae

Research Assistant position in “Fault diagnostic and fault-tolerant control applied
to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)”.

This position is available for the development of fault diagnostic and fault-tolerant
control techniques and the implementation of the developed methods to an unmanned
aerial vehicle. In this study, a quadrotor will be used.
This position is available for two or three years.

Applicants should have a Master or PhD degree in aerospace, electrical or mechanical
engineering with strong background in linear and nonlinear Control Systems. Experience
in UAV would be a plus.

Interested applicants should send by email to: hnoura@uaeu.ac.ae
- A cover letter
- A CV including a publication list
- Transcripts
- Names and addresses of three references

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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7.25 Research Assistant: Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Contributed by: ohann Reger, reger@ieee.org

Research assistant position in Control Architectures for Adaptive Optics

The position is to be filled from 1st of Nov. 2011 or later.

Salary will depend on experience and marital status according to public service
agreement "TV-L E13".

The candidate is to collaborate in a project for the development of adaptive
optical systems to the end of beam shaping of high power laser systems. A high
power suitable deformable mirror will be employed which is an in-house development
of Friedrich-Schiller-University and Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and
Precision Engineering. The mirror deformation is accomplished by monolithically
integrated Piezo-layer actuators. Within the project, the candidate will be assigned
to study and advance existing real-time control hardware and, based on that, to develop
and optimize a compact control architecture for driving the deformable mirror in high
frequencies, aiming at kHz-range. Thus, real-time hardware and software development,
combined with the fast low level implementation of control algorithms, data analysis
of wavefront measuring hardware and, finally, interfacing to drivers of the deformable
mirror will be a substantial part of the work. Basic knowledge about optics will be
of advantage for the candidate.

Additionally, the candidate is required to show fundamental understanding in electronics
system and control engineering in order to characterize the components of the control
loop. The current implementation of the control loop is based on a real-time LabVIEW
and MATLAB/Simulink environment. A laboratory level hardware setup for the
characterization of the deformable mirror and the development of control algorithms
is available within a real-time capable PXI-system for control algorithm prototyping.
The control algorithm itself is developed and implemented in MATLAB/Simulink by
external partners, while afterwards being embedded and executed in a LabVIEW real-
time environment. LabVIEW also governs the communication with the sensor and actuator
interfaces of the PXI-system as well as with the GUI on a separate Windows-PC. The
existing environment provides the means for the basic study and understanding of
control loop phenomena in adaptive optics.

The project is carried out in close cooperation with Control Engineering Group at
Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau) and Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied
Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena. Respective complex control algorithms
are developed at TU Ilmenau, at Fraunhofer IOF the overall integration of the hardware
takes place. It is possible and very much encouraged to do a PhD thesis within the project.

In case you find yourself suitable for the position, please, send your application to:

Dr. Frank Schrempel
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Institute of Applied Physics
Microstructure Technology - Microoptics

Phone: +49 3641 9-47807, Fax: +49 3641 9-47802
Mail: frank.schrempel@uni-jena.de
www.iap.uni-jena.de

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7.26 Researcher: Australian National University
Contributed by: Jochen Trumpf, jochen.Trumpf@anu.edu.au

Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellow

Research School of Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Position Level: Level B-C
Salary Package: $80,166 - $108,000 pa plus 17% superannuation
Reference: A493-11MY

The Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University (ANU) is
one of the premier engineering research institutions in the world. The ANU is
supported by research intensive funding from the Australian Government to provide
international research leadership across a wide range of areas and to train future
international research leaders. We seek applications from outstanding early career
researchers for Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellow positions. These
positions are up-to 5 year research intensive positions targeted towards individuals
with 0-5 years of experience since the award of their PhD.

We wish to recruit individuals with growing international reputations for research
excellence and with the ambition to become future world leaders in their discipline.
Successful candidates will be expected to define their own research agendas and will
be provided with mentoring and support to apply for competitive funding to begin
building a research team and develop their own laboratory facilities where appropriate.
The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students in their
research area and contribute to the teaching effort of the School.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of Engineering, evidence of the
ability to pursue an independent research program and a strong commitment to both
graduate and undergraduate teaching programs of the school.

Applications should include a research vision statement, a brief statement on
teaching interests, a detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, and
the names and contact details of five referees. The research vision might include
strong synergies with one or more research groups in the Research School of
Engineering as well as the ability to reach across traditional research silos.

The position comes with a yearly budget to cover visitors and conference travel
as well as the possibility to negotiate significant startup funds for academics
in experimental areas.

The Australian National University is an equal opportunities employer, encouraging
applications from women and applicants from diverse backgrounds. For more information
about the positions, please contact Associate Professor Thushara Abhayapala on
+61 2 6125 8683 or head.eng@cecs.anu.edu.au.

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7.27 Researcher: Honeywell, Czech Republic
Contributed by: Greg Stewart, greg.stewart@honeywell.com

Control Engineer in Automotive Technology

This position is responsible for development, implementation and delivery of
advanced control software and systems for diesel and gasoline engines and their
associated after treatment devices. This includes participating in R&D projects,
product improvements, and production and pilot testing of advanced control solutions.
Primary responsibilities involve work on developing advanced control strategies for
the aforementioned applications.

Responsibilities:
1. Requirements analysis, design, development and testing of control system
software applications according to the defined company process.
2. Sustaining engineering activities necessary to maintain and improve the
existing advanced identification and control software products according to
the defined company process
3. Provide technical product support to the Honeywell field organization and
to customers. This includes phone support, onsite commissioning, configuration
and tuning. 2-4 weeks of travel per year can be expected for advanced technical
support.
4. Participate in customer and field training sessions as domain expert.

Minimum Requirements:
1. Master’s degree in engineering
2. Ph.D. degree in control engineering
3. Excellent communication skills in English. Multilingual capability will be an asset.
4. Proven ability to do independent research and development.
5. Experience in the development of industrial software applications in a formal
software development environment is an asset.
6. Experience with MATLAB, Simulink and C language, ability to use Windows XP or
Windows 7operating system.
7. Experience with the operation and control of internal combustion engines, both
gasoline and diesel, and their associated aftertreatment devices.
8. Previous experience with automotive software development and calibration is beneficial.
9. Willingness and ability to travel globally

How to apply:
To find the posting, use job number search in CAREERS at www.Honeywell.com with
job number 00173231 with Czech Republic selected for country.

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7.28 Researcher: Honeywell, Czech Republic
Contributed by: Greg Stewart, greg.stewart@honeywell.com

Support Engineer for Automotive Control Technology

This position is responsible for deployment and support of advanced control
software and systems for diesel and gasoline engines and their associated after
treatment devices. This includes product improvements, and production and
commissioning of advanced control solutions.. Primary responsibilities involve
work on deploying, training, and supporting customers on control strategies for
the aforementioned applications.

Responsibilities:
1. Customer facing role responsible for deploying, training and supporting Honeywell
customers on advanced control technologies in automotive applications. This includes
phone support, onsite commissioning, configuration and tuning. 6 – 8 weeks of travel
can be expected to customer sites per development project.
2. Compiling customer feedback and interacting with the development team for product
enhancements.
3. Play a leading role in customer and field training sessions

Minimum Requirements:

1. Masters degree in control engineering, preferably with background in mechanical engineering.
2. Excellent communication skills in English. Multilingual capability will be an asset.
3. Ability to effectively teach and mentor application engineers. The candidate is
expected to deliver training courses covering nonlinear control, model predictive
control, robust control, optimization, nonlinear modeling and identification.
Ability to learn these items is a must.
4. Experience with the operation and control of internal combustion engines, both
gasoline and diesel, and their associated aftertreatment devices.
5. Previous experience with automotive software development and calibration is beneficial.
6. Willingness and ability to travel globally

How to apply:
To find the posting, use job number search in CAREERS at www.Honeywell.com with job
number 00174471 with Czech Republic selected for country.

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