September 2012 - E-LETTER

Issue Number: 
288
Issue Date: 
September 2012

E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 288
September 2012

Editor:



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Contents

1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 American Control Conference
1.2 Contents: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
1.3 Contents: IEEE-Transactions on Automatic Control
1.4 CFP: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

2. Honors and Awards
2.1 American Automatic Control Council Awards

3. Toolboxes
3.1 Quantitative Feedback Theory

4. Books
4.1 Automotive Control Systems
4.2 Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control
4.3 Sliding-Mode Control of PEM Fuel Cells

5. Journals
5.1 Contents: Control and Intelligent Systems
5.2 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
5.3 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
5.4 Contents: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
5.5 Contents: Control and Intelligent Systems
5.6 CFP: Asian Journal of Control
5.7 CFP: Journal on Unmanned Systems

6. Conferences
6.1 Chinese Control and Decision Conference
6.2 European Control Conference
6.3 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems

7. Workshops
7.1 Symposium on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling

8.  Positions
8.1 PhD: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
8.2 PhD: Volvo Car Corporation, Göteborg, Sweden
8.3 PhD: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
8.4 PhD: Lund University, Sweden
8.5 PhD: Polytechnic Institute of New York University
8.6 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
8.7 PhD: The University of Newcastle, Australia
8.8 Post-Doc: Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
8.9 Post-Doc: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
8.10 Post-Doc: Lund University, Sweden
8.11 Post-Doc: Grenoble's University, France
8.12 Post-Doc: L2S Supelec, France
8.13 Faculty: Sharif University of Technology
8.14 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology
8.15 Faculty: Georgia Institute of Technology
8.16 Researcher: Honeywell
8.17 Researcher: United Technologies Research Center
8.18 Researcher: United Technologies Research Center

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines

1.1 American Control Conference
Contributed by: Santosh Devasia, devasia@u.washington.edu

The 2013 American Control Conference will be held Monday through Wednesday,
June 17 - 19, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, which is centrally
located in Washington, DC, within 7 blocks of the White House, the US Capitol
building, the National Mall, and the Smithsonian Institution. The hotel is also
within 2 blocks of an extensive restaurant district.

The 2013 ACC will feature several kinds of presentations including contributed
and invited papers, invited sessions, tutorial sessions, and special sessions
along with workshops and exhibits. The conference will also feature theme tracks
in sustainability, societal challenges for control, and smart healthcare systems.

In addition to the high-quality technical program that the 2013 ACC Organizing
Committee is working hard to ensure, the traditional conference banquet will be
transformed to an evening (see menu) at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
on June 18, 2013. ACC attendees and their guests will have exclusive use of the
museum for the evening, including free screenings of shows in NASM's IMAX Theater
and Planetarium.

The ACC 2013 Operating Committee invites the worldwide participation of all those
interested in the theory and practice of control systems.

The deadline for submission of draft manuscripts is September 17, 2012. Detailed
information is available at http://www.a2c2.org/conferences/acc2013/

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

Table of Contents for Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Volume 20
(2012), Issue 5 (September)


Energy-Based Key-On Control of a Double Magnet Electromechanical Valve Actuator
M. di Bernardo, A. di Gaeta, C. I. Hoyos Velasco, and S. Santini page 1133

Image-Based Pointing and Tracking for Inertially Stabilized Airborne Camera
Platform
Z. Hurák and M. Řezáč page 1146

Attitude Coordination Control for a Group of Spacecraft Without Velocity
Measurements
A.-M. Zou, K. D. Kumar, and Z.-G. Hou page 1160

Air-Fuel Ratio Control of Spark Ignition Engines Using a Switching LPV
Controller
M. Postma and R. Nagamune page 1175

Nonlinear Model-Based Control of a Semi-Industrial Batch Crystallizer Using a
Population Balance Modeling Framework
A. Mesbah, Z. K. Nagy, A. E. M. Huesman, H. J. M. Kramer, and P. M. J. Van den
Hof page 1188

Fast and Global Optimal Energy-Efficient Control Allocation With Applications
to Over-Actuated Electric Ground Vehicles
Y. Chen and J. Wang page 1202

FX-RLS-Based Feedforward Control for LIDAR-EnabledWind Turbine Load Mitigation
N. Wang, K. E. Johnson, and A. D. Wright page 1212

Hybrid ABS Control Using Force Measurement
M. Corno, M. Gerard, M. Verhaegen, and E. Holweg page 1223

Control of Multiple UAVs for Persistent Surveillance: Algorithm and Flight
Test Results
N. Nigam, S. Bieniawski, I. Kroo, and J. Vian page 1236

Effects of Imperfect Secondary Path Modeling on Adaptive Active Noise Control
Systems
I. Tabatabaei Ardekani and W. H. Abdulla page 1252

Constrained Temperature Control of a Solar Furnace
M. Beschi, A. Visioli, M. Berenguel, and L. J. Yebra page 1263

Approximate Explicit Nonlinear Receding Horizon Control for Decompression of
Divers
L. Feng, C. R. Gutvik, T. A. Johansen, D. Sui, and A. O. Brubakk page 1275

Identification and Control of anMR DamperWith Stiction Effect and its
Application in Structural Vibration Mitigation
F. A. Shirazi, J. Mohammadpour, K. M. Grigoriadis, and G. Song page 1285

Method of Multiple Fault Isolation in Large Scale Systems
J. M. Kościelny, M. Bartyś, and M. Syfert page 1302

BRIEF PAPERS

Regularized RLS-λ and DHOBE: An Adaptive Feedforward for a Solenoid Valve
J.-P. Gauthier and P. Micheau page 1311

Adaptive Optimal Control for Designing Automatic Train Regulation for Metro Line
J.-W. Sheu and W.-S. Lin page 1319

An Improved Analytical PID Controller Design for Non-Monotonic Phase LTI Systems
C. F. de Paula and L. H. C. Ferreira page 1328

Design and Implementation of Secure Networked Predictive Control Systems Under
Deception Attacks
Z.-H. Pang and G.-P. Liu page 1334

Clinical Decision Support and Closed-Loop Control for Cardiopulmonary Management
and Intensive Care Unit Sedation Using Expert Systems
B. Gholami, J. M. Bailey, W. M. Haddad, and A. R. Tannenbaum page 1343

Adaptive Feedforward Active Noise Cancellation in Ducts Using theModelMatching of
Wave Propagation Dynamics
J. Hu and T. Hsiao page 1351

Decentralized Adaptive Robust Control of Robot Manipulators Using Disturbance
Observers
Z.-J. Yang, Y. Fukushima, and P. Qin page 1357

A QFT-Based Decentralized Design Approach for Integrated Fault Detection and
Control
S. M. M. Alavi and M. Saif page 1366

Improving Continuously Variable Transmission EfficiencyWith Extremum Seeking Control
S. van der Meulen, B. de Jager, F. Veldpaus, E. van der Noll, F. van der Sluis,
and M. Steinbuch page 1376

Power-Based Setpoint Control: Experimental Results on a Planar Manipulator
D. A. Dirksz and J. M. A. Scherpen page 1384

Autonomous Flight of the Rotorcraft-Based UAV Using RISE Feedback and NN Feed-
forward Terms
J. Shin, H. J. Kim, Y. Kim, and W. E. Dixon page 1392

Linear-Quadratic Optimal Control of Periodic-Review Perishable Inventory Systems
P. Ignaciuk and A. Bartoszewicz page 1400

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1.3 Contents: IEEE-Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@nd.edu

Please note that the contents of the IEEE-Transactions on Automatic Control,
together with links to the abstracts of the papers may be found at the TAC
web site:
http://www.nd.edu/~ieeetac/contents.html

Table of Contents of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Volume 57 (2012),
Issue 9 (September)

Papers

Dead-beat Control in the Behavioral Approach
M. Bisiacco, M. E. Valcher p. 2163

Feedback Stabilization of Discrete-Time Networked Systems over Fading Channels
N. Xiao, L. Xie, L. Qiu p. 2176

Modelling and Estimation for Finite State Reciprocal Processes
F. Carravetta, L. B. White p. 2190

Optimal control of vehicular formations with nearest neighbor interactions
F. Lin, M. Fardad, M. Jovanovic p. 2203

Gain-Scheduled Control Synthesis using Dynamic D-Scales
C. W. Scherer, E. Kose p. 2219

Coherence in Large-Scale Networks: Dimension Dependent Limitations of
Local Feedback
B. Bamieh, M. Jovanovic, P. Mitra, S. Patterson p. 2235

Moderate Deviations of the Random Riccati Equation
S. Kar, J. M. F. Moura p. 2250

Mean field for Markov Decision Processes: from Discrete to Continuous
Optimization
N. Gast, B. Gaujal, J-Y. Le Boudec p. 2266

A Converse Sum of Squares Lyapunov Result with a Degree Bound
M. M. Peet, A. Papachristodoulou p. 2281

Signal Transformation Approach to Tracking Control for Arbitrary References
A. Bazaei, S.O.R. Moheimani p. 2294

Stochastic Source Seeking by Mobile Robots
S-i. Azuma, M. S. Sakar, G. J. Pappas p. 2308

Explicit MPC for LPV Systems: Stability and Optimality
T. Besselmann, J. Löfberg, M. Morari p. 2322

Technical Notes and Correspondence

Deadbeat Observer: onstruction via sets
S. E. Tuna p. 2333

Power Allocation and Spectrum Sharing in Multi-User, Multi-Channel Systems
with Strategic Users
A. Kakhbod, D. Teneketzis p. 2338

Robust Stability of a Multi-Agent System under Arbitrary and Time-Varying
Communication Topologies and Communication Delays
A. Popov, H. Werner p. 2343

Zero-Gradient-Sum Algorithms for Distributed Convex Optimization: The
Continuous-Time Case
J. Lu, C. Y. Tang p. 2348

Receding Horizon Control Strategies for Constrained LPV Systems based on a
class of Nonlinearly Parameterized Lyapunov Functions
E. Garone, A. Casavola p. 2354

Moving Horizon State Estimation for Networked Control Systems with Multiple
Packet Dropouts
B. Xue, S. Li, Q. Zhu p. 2360

Strong Stability of an Unstable Wave Equation by Boundary Feedback with Only
Displacement Observation
W. Guo, Z-C. Shao p. 2367

The Explicit Constrained Min-max Model Predictive Control of a Discrete-time
Linear System with Uncertain Disturbances
Y. Gao, K. T. Chong p. 2373

An Improved Stabilization Method for Sampled-Data Control Systems with Control
Packet Loss
W-H. Chen, W. X. Zheng p. 2378

Lack of Separation Principle for Quantized Linear Quadratic Gaussian Control
M. Fu p. 2385

Reduced-order Iterative Learning Control and a Design Strategy for Optimal
Performance Trade-offs
G. Pipeleers, K. L. Moore p. 2390

A Numerical Design of Interactors for General Descriptor Systems
D. Chu, Y. S. Hung p. 2396

Switched Algorithm for Frequency Estimation with Noise Rejection
A. Bobtsov, D. Efimov, A. Pyrkin, A. Zolghadri p. 2400

Attitude Synchronization of Multiple Rigid Bodies with Communication Delays
A. Abdessameud, A. Tayebi, I. G. Polushin p. 2405

Unscented Kalman Filter: Aspects and Adaptive Setting of Scaling Parameter
J. Dunik, M. Simandl, O. Straka p. 2411

A Sufficient Condition for Convergence of Sampled-data Consensus for Double-
integrator Dynamics with Nonuniform and Time-varying Communication Delays
J. Qin, H. Gao p. 2417

Comments on ``On the Existence of Stable, Causal Multipliers for Systems with
Slope-Restricted Nonlinearities''
J. Carrasco, W. P. Heath, G. Li, A. Lanzon p. 2422

Authors Reply to ``Comments on `On the Existence of Stable, Causal Multipliers
for Systems with Slope-restricted Nonlinearities' “
M. C. Turner, M. L. Kerr, I. Postlethwaite p. 2428

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1.4 CFP: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Diego Regruto, diego.regruto@polito.it

SPECIAL ISSUE ANNOUNCEMENT
"Relaxation methods in identification and estimation problems"
A Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
http://www.nd.edu/~ieeetac/special.html

Considerable efforts have been devoted in the last years to the problem of
approximating the global solution of some classes of nonconvex optimization
problems. The common idea behind all these approaches is to construct specific
convex relaxations which are guaranteed to converge, under proper assumptions
and conditions, to the global optima of the original nonconvex problem. The
topic of convex relaxation is relevant for applications since many problems
from different engineering fields lead to nonconvex optimization problems
whose global optimal solution cannot be obtained exploiting common local
optimization algorithms (gradient method, etc.). In particular, the problem
of convexification of the estimation problems has become one of the major
topics in system identification in the last years; enforcements of stability
constraints, parameter bounds computation for errors-in-variables model
structures, identification of hybrid and nonlinear block-structured models,
optimal input design for identification, initialization of gradient-based
identification algorithms, state estimation for linear Gaussian Markov model
and state smoothing by sum-of-norms regularization are only some examples.
The aim of this special issue is twofold: firstly, to highlight that many
challenging open problems in system identification and estimation can be
reliably addressed if a convexification/relaxation approach is taken; secondly,
to show that the interplay between the optimization and the control communities
can suggest new exciting research directions in identification and estimation
problems.

The topics relevant to this special issue include (but are not limited to) the
following relaxation approaches to identification and estimation problems:

- Convex relaxations
– LMI/SDP relaxations
– L1-based sparsification approaches
– probabilistic/randomized methods
– rank/nuclear-norm minimization

Both theoretical and application-driven contributions are welcome.

Guest Editors:

Diego Regruto (Corresponding Guest Editor) Dipartimento di Automatica e
Informatica Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129 Torino,
Italy. E-mail: diego.regruto@polito.it

Fabrizio Dabbene CNR-IEIIT c/o Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi,
24 10129 Torino, Italy. E-mail: fabrizio.dabbene@polito.it

Daniel E. Rivera School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy Mail
Stop 876106 Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-6106, USA.
 E-mail: daniel.rivera@asu.edu

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: November 1, 2012;
Acceptance: May 1, 2013;
Tentative Publication: Late 2013.

Submission Details:

All papers submitted to the special issue will be subject to peer review in
accordance with the established practices of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control. Papers that do not fall within the scope of the special issue will be
returned to the authors without review, to enable resubmission as regular papers
through the normal channels.

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Corresponding Guest
Editor, Diego Regruto, through the Transactions submission site TACON at
http://css.paperplaza.net/journals/tac/scripts/login.pl. The TACON site is
already open for submissions.

The manuscript format should follow the guidelines posted at the website:
http://css.paperplaza.net/journals/tac/.

For further details, please contact the Corresponding Guest Editor Diego
Regruto at diego.regruto@polito.it

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2. Honors and Awards

2.1 American Automatic Control Council Awards
Contributed by: B. Wayne Bequette, bequette@rpi.edu

The following awards, sponsored by the American Automatic Control Council (AACC,
were presented at the 2012 American Control Conference (Montreal) on 28 June 2012:

RICHARD E. BELLMAN CONTROL HERITAGE AWARD
Arthur J. Krener
Citation: For contributions to the control and estimation of nonlinear systems

CONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE AWARD
Eugene Lavretsky
Citation: Contributions to the development and transitioning of adaptive controls
technologies to advanced flight controls

DONALD P. ECKMAN AWARD
Jason Marden
Citation: For outstanding contributions to game theoretic methods for distributed
and networked control systems

O. HUGO SCHUCK BEST PAPER AWARDS
Cameron Nowzari and Jorge Cortés “Self-triggered coordination of robotic networks
for optimal deployment”

Douglas MacMynowski and Mattias Bjorklund “Large aperture segmented space telescope
(LASST): Can we control a 12000 segment mirror?”

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3. Toolboxes

3.1 Quantitative Feedback Theory
Contributed by: Yossi Chait, chait@ecs.umass.edu

The Quantitative Feedback Theory Toolbox for MATLAB (QFT Frequency Domain Control
Design Toolbox by Craig Borghesani, Yossi Chait and Oded Yaniv) is now available
for download at http://pcsl.ecs.umass.edu/cbs/software.html.

Course materials related to QFT (lecture notes and videos) are also available at
http://pcsl.ecs.umass.edu/cbs/642.html.

Downloads are free and require no registration.

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4. Books

4.1 Automotive Control Systems
Contributed by: A. Galip Ulsoy, ulsoy@umich.edu

Automotive Control Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2012) by
A. Galip Ulsoy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Huei Peng, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Melih Çakmakci, Bilkent University, Ankara.

This engineering textbook is designed to introduce advanced control systems
for vehicles, including advanced automotive concepts and the next generation of
vehicles for ITS. For each automotive control problem considered, the authors
emphasize the physics and underlying principles behind the control system concept
and design. This is an exciting and rapidly developing field for which many
articles and reports exist but no modern unifying text. An extensive list of
references is provided at the end of each chapter for all the topics covered.
It is currently the only textbook, including problems and examples, that that
covers and integrates the topics of automotive powertrain control, vehicle
control, and intelligent transportation systems. The emphasis is on fundamental
concepts and methods for automotive control systems, rather than the rapidly
changing specific technologies. Many of the text examples, as well as the end-
of-chapter problems, require the use of MATLAB and/or SIMULINK.

See http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6670938/?site_locale=en_US

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4.2 Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control
Contributed by: Dimitri Bertsekas, dimitrib@mit.edu

Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control, Vol. II, 4th Edition: Approximate Dynamic
Programming, by Dimitri P. Bertsekas

The fourth edition of Vol. II of the two-volume DP textbook was published by Athena
Scientific in June 2012. This is a major revision of Vol. II and contains a
substantial amount of new material, as well as a reorganization of old material.
The length has increased by more than 60% from the third edition, and most of the
old material has been restructured and/or revised. Volume II now numbers more than
700 pages and is larger in size than Vol. I.

Approximate DP has become the central focal point of this volume, and occupies more
than half of the book. Thus one may also view this new edition as a followup of
the author's 1996 book ``Neuro-Dynamic Programming" (coauthored with John Tsitsiklis).
A lot of new material, the outgrowth of research conducted in the six years since
the previous edition, has been included.

For the preface, table of contents, supplementary material, and further information,
see http://www.athenasc.com/dpbook.html

Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control, Vol. II: Approximate Dynamic Programming,
ISBN-13: 978-1-886529-44-1, 712 pp., hardcover, 2012

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4.3 Sliding-Mode Control of PEM Fuel Cells
Contributed by: Cristian Kunusch,ckunusch@iri.upc.edu

Sliding-Mode Control of PEM Fuel Cells
By Cristian Kunusch, Paul Puleston and Miguel Mayosky

Series Advances in Industrial Control
Springer London; 2012 edition (January 16, 2012)
Hardcover: 197 pages, List price $129.00
ISBN-10: 1447124308 ISBN-13: 978-1447124306

http://www.springer.com/engineering/control/book/978-1-4471-2430-6

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Contributed by: Cristian Kunusch, <ckunusch@iri.upc.edu>

Recent advances in catalysis technologies and new materials make fuel cells an
economically appealing and clean energy source with massive market potential in
portable devices, home power generation and the automotive industry. Among the
more promising fuel-cell technologies are proton exchange membrane fuel cells
(PEMFCs).

Sliding-Mode Control of PEM Fuel Cells demonstrates the application of higher-
order sliding-mode control to PEMFC dynamics. Fuel-cell dynamics are often highly
nonlinear and the text shows the advantages of sliding modes in terms of robustness
to external disturbance, modelling error and system-parametric disturbance using
higher-ordercontrol to reduce chattering.

Divided into two parts, the book first introduces the theory of fuel cells and
sliding-mode control. It begins by contextualising PEMFCs both in terms of their
development and within the hydrogen economy and today’s energy production situation
as a whole. The reader is then  guided through a discussion of fuel-cell operation
principles, the mathematical background of high-order sliding-mode control and to
a feasibility study for the use of sliding modes in the control of an automotive
fuel stack.

Part II presents experimental results of sliding-mode-control application to a
laboratory fuel cell and deals with subsystem-based modeling and detailed controller
design. Simulation results are contrasted with empirical data and performance,
robustness and implementation issues are treated in depth. Possibilities for future
research are also laid out.

The state-of-the-art research in nonlinear control of fuel cells presented in this
volume will be of interest to academics and graduate students working in nonlinear
control and sliding modes, particularly those studying fuel-cell systems. Control
engineers and designers working with fuel-cell technology in industrial environments
can also find new ideas and inspiration from readingSliding-mode Control of PEM Fuel
Cells.

CONTENTS

1 Introducing Fuel Cells
2 PEM Fuel Cell Systems
4 Assessment of SOSM Techniques Applied to Fuel Cells. Case Study: Electric Vehicle
Stoichiometry Control
5 Control-Oriented Modelling and Experimental Validation of a PEMFC Generation System
6 SOSM Controller for the PEMFC-Based Generation System. Design and Implementation
7 Conclusions, Open Lines and Further Reading
Appendix A: Electric Vehicle PEM Fuel Cell Stack Parameters
Appendix B: Laboratory FC Generation System Parameters
Appendix C: Laboratory FCGS State Space Functions and Coefficients

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5.  Journals

5.1 Contents: Control and Intelligent Systems
Contributed by: Michael Whitaker, journals@actapress.com

Control and Intelligent Systems
Editor-in-chief: Prof. Clarence W. de Silva

http://actapress.com/Content_of_Journal.aspx?journalid=141

Table of Contents

Current issue:
Volume 40, Number 3 (July 2012)

New Approach to the Optimization of Power System Stabilizers: Genetic Algorithm
 with Dynamic Constraints
Abdelghani Choucha, Abdelhafid Hellal, Lakhdar Mokrani, Salem Arif

FPGA Chip with Fuzzy PWM Control for Synchronizing a Chaotic System
Cheng-Shion Shieh

Fundamental Study for Controlling Environment using Biological Signal
Tatsuya Mori, Yoshikazu Maekawa, Yoko Akiyama, Fumihito Mishima, Koichi Sutani,
Sunao Iwaki, Shigehiro Nishijima

Intelligent Control of WECS Subject to Parameter Uncertainties, Actuator and
Sensor Faults
Elkhatib Kamal, Abdel Aitouche, Reza Ghorbani, Mireille Bayart

Robust Finite-Time Tracking with Switched Controllers
Ehsan Azadi Yazdi, Ryozo Nagamune

The Application of Fractional Order Control in an Industrial Fish-Processing
Machine
Qingshan Zeng, Clarence W. de Silva

Finite-Time Stabilization of Nonholonomic Systems via Networked Feedback
Fangzheng Gao, Fushun Yuan

Robust Adaptive Backstepping Fault-Tolerant Attitude Control for Small Satellite
Guo-qiang Wu, Bao-jun Lin, Xiao-lin Chen


About Control and Intelligent Systems
First published in 1972, this journal covers all aspects of control theory and
related computational techniques and practical applications. Apart from conventional
control, the journal publishes papers in the field of intelligent control and soft
computing; particularly, intelligent systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic
algorithms/evolutionary computing, and probabilistic techniques. It also includes
book reviews, conference notices, calls for papers, and announcements of new
publications.

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5.2 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
Contributed by: Tobias Glück, cep@acin.tuwien.ac.at

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 20
Issue 10
October 2012

Editorial Board, Page IFC

Ravi Gudi, Bhushan Gopaluni, Biao Huang, 4th Symposium on Advanced Control of
Industrial Processes (ADCONIP), Pages 931-932

Sachin C. Patwardhan, Shankar Narasimhan, Prakash Jagadeesan, Bhushan Gopaluni,
Sirish L. Shah, Nonlinear Bayesian state estimation: A review of recent developments,
Pages 933-953

Yuanqing Xia, Jingjing Yan, Jizong Shang, Mengyin Fu, Bo Liu, Stabilization of
quantized systems based on Kalman filter, Pages 954-962

Mauricio G. Cea, Graham C. Goodwin, Event based sampling in non-linear filtering,
Pages 963-971

Torsten Söderström, Agnes Rensfelt, Estimation of material functions using system
identification techniques, Pages 972-990

Jian Tang, Tianyou Chai, Wen Yu, Lijie Zhao, Feature extraction and selection based
on vibration spectrum with application to estimating the load parameters of ball
mill in grinding process, Pages 991-1004

Xiaodong Yu, Dexian Huang, Yongheng Jiang, Yihui Jin, Iterative learning belief
rule-base inference methodology using evidential reasoning for delayed coking unit,
Pages 1005-1015

F. Alrowaie, R.B. Gopaluni, K.E. Kwok, Fault detection and isolation in stochastic
non-linear state-space models using particle filters, Pages 1016-1032

Ketan P. Detroja, Ravindra D. Gudi, Sachin C. Patwardhan, Data reduction algorithm
based on principle of distributional equivalence for fault diagnosis, Pages 1033-1041

Yingying Chen, Karlene A. Hoo, Model parameter uncertainty updates to achieve optimal
management of a reservoir, Pages 1042-1057

Bjarne Foss, Process control in conventional oil and gas fields—Challenges and
opportunities, Pages 1058-1064

Min Wu, Chunsheng Wang, Weihua Cao, Xuzhi Lai, Xin Chen, Design and application of
generalized predictive control strategy with closed-loop identification for burn-
through point in sintering process, Pages 1065-1074

Yunqiang Jiao, Hongye Su, Weifeng Hou, Improved optimization methods for refinery
hydrogen network and their applications, Pages 1075-1093

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5.3 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Li-chen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.14, No.4 July, 2012
CONTENTS

Regular papers:

1. Paper Title: Smart-Bogie: Semi-Active Lateral Control Of Railway Vehicles
Authors: Cristiano Spelta, Sergio M. Savaresi, Fabio Codecà, Mauro Montiglio and
Michele Ieluzzi

2. Paper Title: Design of Embedded Filters for Inner-Loop Power Control in Wireless
CDMA Communication Systems
Authors: Daniel E. Quevedo and Torbjörn Wigren

3. Paper Title: Duality properties of linear impulsive systems
Authors: Douglas A. Lawrence

4. Paper Title: State observation for nonlinear switched systems using nonhomogeneous
high-order sliding mode observers
Authors: J. Davila, H. Ríos, and L. Fridman

5. Paper Title: Stabilization of nonlinear systems with filtered lyapunov functions
and feedback passivation
Authors: Stefano Battilotti

6. Paper Title: Using Delta Range for Fault Detection/Exclusion on GPS Positioning
Authors: Fu-Kuang Yeh, Hung-Wei Chen and Yi-Hsueh Tsai

7. Paper Title: Decentralized DES Supervisory Control for Coordination of under Load
Tap-Changing Transformers and Static VAR Compensators
Authors: S. Mohammad Noorbakhsh and Ali A. Afzalian

8. Paper Title: From Nonlinear To Fuzzy Approaches In Trajectory Tracking Control Of
Wheeled Mobile Robots
Authors: Jafar Keighobadi and Mohammad B. Menhaj

9. Paper Title: A Novel Fuzzy Approach for State Estimation of Nonlinear Hybrid Systems
Using Particle Filtering Method
Authors: Karim Salahshoor and M. Foad Samadi

10. Paper Title: An Improved Sliding-Mode Repetitive Learning Control Scheme Using
Wavelet Transform
Authors: Yu-Sheng Lu, Bing-Xuan Wu and Shu-Fen Lien

11. Paper Title: A Framework for Globally Optimal State Estimation for Systems with
Unknown Inputs (II): Untrammeled Approach
Authors: Chien-Shu Hsieh

12. Paper Title: Hysteresis compensation and adaptive controller design for a piezoceramic
actuator system in atomic force microscopy
Authors: Ping-Lang Yen, Mu-Tian Yan and Yil Chen

13. Paper Title: Pareto-Set Based Multi-Objective Dynamic Reactive Power And Voltage Control
Authors: Anan Zhang and Honggeng Yang

14. Paper Title: Two/Infinity Norm Criteria Resolution of Manipulator Redundancy at Joint-
Acceleration Level Using Primal-Dual Neural Network
Authors: Yu-Nong Zhang, Bing-Huang Cai, Jiang-Ping Yin and Lei Zhang

15. Paper Title: Robust L2−L∞ filtering for stochastic systems with discrete and
distributed time-varying delays
Authors: Lin Li and Ying Jia

16. Paper Title: A Simplified Optimization Strategy for Nonlinear Tuned Mass Damper
in Structural Vibration Control
Authors: Wei Guo, Hong-Nan Li, Guo-Huan Liu and Zhi-Wu Yu

17. Paper Title: A Kiefer-Wolfowitz Algorithm Based Iterative Learning Control for
Hammerstein-Wiener Systems
Authors: Dong Shen and Han-Fu Chen

18. Paper Title: Robust Stability and Stabilization Criteria for Discrete Singular
Time-delay LPV Systems
Authors: Xian Zhang and Huanyu Zhu

19. Paper Title: Convergence Properties of Iterative Learning Control Process in the
Sense of Lebesgue-p Norm
Authors: Xiaoe Ruan, Z. Zenn Bien, and Qi Wang


Brief papers:


1. Paper Title: Estimate of Domain of Attraction for a Class of Port-Controlled
Hamiltonian Systems Subject to Both Actuator Saturation and Disturbances
Authors: Airong Wei, Yuzhen Wang and Xiaoming Hu

2. Paper Title: Output Feedback Controller Design for Systems with Amplitude and
Rate Control Constraints
Authors: F. A. Bender and J. M. Gomes da Silva Jr.

3. Paper Title: A Sufficient Condition for Checking the Attractiveness of Sliding
Manifold in Fractional Order Sliding Mode Control
Authors: Mehmet Önder Efe

4. Paper Title: Practical Output Regulation of Uncertain Strict-Feedback Form Systems
Authors: Ghazal Montaseri and Mohammad Javad Yazdanpanah

5. Paper Title: Fuzzy identification of nonlinear systems via orthogonal transform
Authors: Hongwei Wang, Jia Wang and Hong Gu

6. Paper Title: H∞ Observer Design for Descriptor Systems with Slope-Restricted
Nonlinearities
Authors: Chunyu Yang, Qingling Zhang, Jyh-Horng Chou and Fei Yin

7. Paper Title: A Polynomial Algorithm for Computing Elementary Siphons in a Class
of Petri Nets
Authors: Huixia Liu, Keyi Xing, Feng Wang, Libin Han and Xiaojing Sun

8. Paper Title: Alternative Method of Solution of the Regulator Equation: L2-Space
Approach
Authors: B. Rehák


Comment

1. Paper Title: Comment on “a deadlock prevention approach for flexible manufacturing
systems with uncontrollable transitions in their petri net models”
Authors: Murat Uzam

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5.4 Contents: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Contributed by: Yongqiang Wang, wyqthu@gmail.com

IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Vol. 60, No. 9

Particle FilteringWith Dependent Noise Processes
S. Saha and F. Gustafsson 4497
Cooperative Sequential Spectrum Sensing Based on Level-Triggered Sampling
Y. Yilmaz, G. V. Moustakides, and X. Wang 4509
Parametric Waveform Design Using Discrete Prolate Spheroidal Sequences for Enhanced
Detection of Extended Targets
F. Yin, C. Debes, and A. M. Zoubir 4525
Quantization of Prior Probabilities for Collaborative Distributed ypothesis Testing
J. B. Rhim, L. R. Varshney, and V. K Goyal 4537
Sparse Signal Reconstruction via ECME Hard Thresholding
K. Qiu and A. Dogandžić 4551
On Measure Transformed Canonical Correlation Analysis
K. Todros and A. O. Hero, III 4570
Statistical Properties for Coherence Estimators From Evolutionary Spectra
A. T. Walden and E. A. K. Cohen 4586
Second-Order Multidimensional ICA: Performance Analysis
D. Lahat, J.-F. Cardoso, and H. Messer 4598
A Particle Filtering Scheme for Processing Time Series Corrupted by Outliers
C. S. Maíz, E. M. Molanes-López, J. Míguez, and P. M. Djurić 4611
The Pros and Cons of Compressive Sensing for Wideband Signal Acquisition: Noise Folding
versus Dynamic Range
M. A. Davenport, J. N. Laska, J. R. Treichler, and R. G. Baraniuk 4628
Compressed Beamforming in Ultrasound Imaging
N. Wagner, Y. C. Eldar, and Z. Friedman 4643
Robustly Stable Signal Recovery in Compressed SensingWith Structured Matrix Perturbation
Z. Yang, C. Zhang, and L. Xie 4658
Multikernel Adaptive Filtering
M. Yukawa 4672
Joint 2-D DOA Estimation and Phase Calibration for Uniform Rectangular Arrays
P. Heidenreich, A. M. Zoubir, and M. Rübsamen 4683
Nested Arrays in Two Dimensions, Part I: Geometrical Considerations
P. Pal and P. P. Vaidyanathan 4694
Nested Arrays in Two Dimensions, Part II: Application in Two Dimensional Array Processing
P. Pal and P. P. Vaidyanathan 4706
Particle Filtering Approaches for Multiple Acoustic Source Detection and 2-D Direction of
Arrival Estimation Using a Single Acoustic Vector Sensor
X. Zhong and A. B. Premkumar 4719
Dual-Diagonal LMMSE Channel Estimation for OFDM Systems
N. Geng, X. Yuan, and L. Ping 4734
A Practical Architecture for OFDM-Based Decode-and-Forward Physical Layer Network Coding
F. Rossetto and M. Zorzi 4747
Random Subcarrier Allocation in OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio Networks
S. Ekin, M. M. Abdallah, K. A. Qaraqe, and E. Serpedin 4758
CompressiveWideband Power Spectrum Estimation
D. D. Ariananda and G. Leus 4775
Joint Estimation of Channel and Oscillator Phase Noise in MIMO Systems
H. Mehrpouyan, A. A. Nasir, S. D. Blostein, T. Eriksson, G. K. Karagiannidis, and T.
Svensson 4790
Optimal Energy Allocation forWireless CommunicationsWith Energy Harvesting Constraints
C. K. Ho and R. Zhang 4808
Realizable Spatio-Temporal Tomlinson-Harashima Precoders: Theory and Fast Computation
S. Wahls and H. Boche 4819
Relay Assisted Physical Resource Sharing: Projection Based Separation of Multiple Operators
(ProBaSeMO) for
Two-Way RelayingWith MIMO Amplify and Forward Relays
J. Zhang, F. Roemer, and M. Haardt 4834
Noncoherent OSTBC-OFDM for MIMO and Cooperative Communications: Perfect Channel
Identifiability and
Achievable Diversity Order
T.-H. Chang, W.-K. Ma, C.-Y. Huang, and C.-Y. Chi 4849
Cellular Multiuser Two-Way MIMO AF Relaying via Signal Space Alignment: Minimum
Weighted SINR
Maximization
E. Chiu and V. K. N. Lau 4864
Managing Multi-Modal Sensor Networks Using Price Theory
P. Chavali and A. Nehorai 4874
Fusing Dependent Decisions for Hypothesis TestingWith Heterogeneous Sensors
S. G. Iyengar, R. Niu, and P. K. Varshney 4888
Modeling Information Flows in Distributed Sensor Networks: Chernoff Information
Azimuth Spectrum
Y. Chen 4898
Optimal Wireless Networks Based on Local Channel State Information
Y. Hu and A. Ribeiro 4913
Optimal Intervention Strategies for Therapeutic Methods With Fixed-Length Duration
of Drug Effectiveness
M. R. Yousefi, A. Datta, and E. R. Dougherty 4930
Exact Performance Analysis of an Adaptive Subspace Detector
J. Liu, Z.-J. Zhang, P.-L. Shui, and H. Liu 4945
Optimal Stochastic Parameter Design for Estimation Problems
H. Soganci, S. Gezici, and O. Arikan 4950
On the Proper Forms of BIC for Model Order Selection
P. Stoica and P. Babu 4956
Adaptive Signal Processing
The Augmented Complex Kernel LMS
P. Bouboulis, S. Theodoridis, and M. Mavroforakis 4962
Dynamic Iterative Pursuit
D. Zachariah, S. Chatterjee, and M. Jansson 4967
On the Recovery Limit of Sparse Signals Using Orthogonal Matching Pursuit
J. Wang and B. Shim 4973
Incremental Reformulated Automatic Relevance Determination
D. Shutin, S. R. Kulkarni, and H. V. Poor 4977
Beampattern Synthesis With Blind Interference Suppression
A. Amar and M. A. Doron 4982
Signal Processing for Communications
Optimal Training Design for Individual Channel Estimation in Two-Way Relay Networks
S. Zhang, F. Gao, and C.-X. Pei 4987
On the SCALE Algorithm for Multiuser Multicarrier Power Spectrum Management
T. Wang and L. Vandendorpe 4992
A Distributed Differential Space-Time Coding Scheme With Analog Network Coding
in Two-Way Relay Networks
Q. Huo, L. Song, Y. Li, and B. Jiao 4998

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5.5 Contents: Control and Intelligent Systems
Contributed by: Michael Whitaker, journals@actapress.com

Control and Intelligent Systems
Editor-in-chief: Prof. Clarence W. de Silva

http://actapress.com/Content_of_Journal.aspx?journalid=141

Table of Contents

Current issue:
Volume 40, Number 3 (July 2012)

New Approach to the Optimization of Power System Stabilizers: Genetic Algorithm
with Dynamic Constraints
Abdelghani Choucha, Abdelhafid Hellal, Lakhdar Mokrani, Salem Arif

FPGA Chip with Fuzzy PWM Control for Synchronizing a Chaotic System
Cheng-Shion Shieh

Fundamental Study for Controlling Environment using Biological Signal
Tatsuya Mori, Yoshikazu Maekawa, Yoko Akiyama, Fumihito Mishima, Koichi Sutani,
Sunao Iwaki, Shigehiro Nishijima

Intelligent Control of WECS Subject to Parameter Uncertainties, Actuator and
Sensor Faults
Elkhatib Kamal, Abdel Aitouche, Reza Ghorbani, Mireille Bayart

Robust Finite-Time Tracking with Switched Controllers
Ehsan Azadi Yazdi, Ryozo Nagamune

The Application of Fractional Order Control in an Industrial Fish-Processing
Machine
Qingshan Zeng, Clarence W. de Silva

Finite-Time Stabilization of Nonholonomic Systems via Networked Feedback
Fangzheng Gao, Fushun Yuan

Robust Adaptive Backstepping Fault-Tolerant Attitude Control for Small Satellite
Guo-qiang Wu, Bao-jun Lin, Xiao-lin Chen


About Control and Intelligent Systems
First published in 1972, this journal covers all aspects of control theory and
related computational techniques and practical applications. Apart from conventional
control, the journal publishes papers in the field of intelligent control and soft
computing; particularly, intelligent systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic
algorithms/evolutionary computing, and probabilistic techniques. It also includes
book reviews, conference notices, calls for papers, and announcements of new
publications.
 
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5.6 CFP: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Li-chen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

CALL FOR PAPERS
“Vision-Based Control Systems”
A Special Issue of Asian Journal of Control
http://www.ajc.org.tw

Vision feedback is used in many modern control systems as it improves robustness to
model uncertainty. In addition to providing feedback relating the local position and
orientation of the control plant with respect to a reference object, an image sensor
can also be used to relate local sensory information to an inertial reference frame
for global control tasks. However, the use of vision feedback adds complexity and new
challenges for the control system design. Beyond expertise in a specific discipline,
vision-based control approach requires multidisciplinary expertise to integrate a
vision system with the controller for tasks including: processing images at rates
amenable to feedback control; image analysis and feature point extraction/tracking;
recovering/estimating necessary state information from an image; operating within
the limits of the sensor range or field-of-view; modeling the control plant; designing
the feedback controller; analysis of closed-loop control systems. Vision-based control
has developed into a large subset of control and robotics literature because of the
enabling capabilities it can provide for autonomy.

The main aims of this special issue are to document the current state of art in vision
based control systems, and to present new results in several emerging research areas.
Submissions can address theoretical or practical aspects in these areas, as well as
future directions of vision-based control systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

•Vision-based cell manipulation
•Vision-based nano-positioning
•Networked vision-based control systems
•Vision-based robotic surgery
•Visual control for Human-robot interaction
•Vision-based aerial vehicles
•Vision-based multi-agent systems
•Novel vision-based control methods


Guest Editors:

Prof. Chien Chern Cheah
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
E-mail: ecccheah@ntu.edu.sg

Prof. Guoqiang Hu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
E-mail: gqhu@ntu.edu.sg

Prof. Dong Sun
City University of Hong Kong, China
E-mail: medsun@cityu.edu.hk


About AJC

The Asian Journal of Control, an ACA (Asian Control Association) affiliated journal,
is the first international journal originating from the Asian Pacific region and being
recognized by the major body of control researchers in this region. The Asian Journal of
Control publishes bimonthly high-quality papers on original theoretical and experimental
research and development in the areas of control, involving all facets of control theory
and its application. Functionally, this journal not only provides a forum where control
researchers and practitioners can exchange their knowledge and experiences in the control
areas, but also serves as an educational means for students and any others whoever likes
to learn some topics in the same technical area. The journal aims to be a key interface
between control communities within the Asian Pacific region and throughout the world and
is listed by Science Citation Index Expanded.


Important Dates:

Dec. 31, 2012 Deadline for Paper Submission
Apr. 30, 2013 Completion of First Review
Aug. 31, 2013 Completion of Final Review
Sep. 31, 2013 Receipt of Final Manuscript
May. 30, 2014 Publication (Tentatively Vol.16, No.3)


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 Tel: +886-2-3366-3558
National Taiwan University Fax: +886-2-2365-4267
Taipei 10617, Taiwan 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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5.7 CFP: Journal on Unmanned Systems
Contributed by: Nan Xiao, xiao0023@e.ntu.edu.sg

A New International Journal on Unmanned Systems

Aims and Scope:
Unmanned Systems (US) aims to cover all subjects related to the development of
automatic machine systems, which include advanced technologies in unmanned
hardware platforms (aerial, ground, underwater and unconventional platforms),
unmanned software systems, energy systems, modeling and control, communications
systems, computer vision systems, sensing and information processing, navigation
and path planning, computing, information fusion, multi-agent systems, mission
management, machine intelligence, artificial intelligence, and innovative
application case studies.

Editors-in-Chief
Ben M. Chen (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Lihua Xie (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Siva S. Banda (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)

Advisory Board
Zongji Chen (Beihang University, China)
Hyochoong Bang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
Clarence W. de Silva (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Patrick Doherty (Linkoping University, Sweden)
Hans P. Geering (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Tong H. Lee (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Frank L. Lewis (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
Richard M. Murray (California Institute of Technology, USA)
J. V. R. Prasad (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Tzyh Jong Tarn (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Sandor M. Veres (University of Southampton, UK)

Editorial Board
Marcelo H. Ang, Jr. (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Guowei Cai (Khalifa University, UAE)
Chang Chen (DSO National Laboratories, Singapore)
YangQuan Chen (University of California, Merced, USA)
Han-Lim Choi (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
João Borges de Sousa (Porto University, Portugal)
Haibin Duan (Beihang University, China)
Debasish Ghose (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
Jason Gu (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Guoqiang Hu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
George Huang (Wright State University, USA)
H. Jin Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)
Derek Kingston (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
Hai Lin (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Kai-Yew Lum (National Chi Nan University, Taiwan)
Radhakant Padhi (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
Kemao Peng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Stephen D. Prior (University of Southampton, UK)
Wei Ren (University of California at Riverside, USA)
Tal Shima (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Lakmal Seneviratne (Khalifa University, UAE)
Ping Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Didier Theilliol (University of Lorraine, France)
Biao Wang (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
Han Wang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
K. C. Wong (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Tichakorn Wongpiromsarn (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology, USA)
Oleg Yakimenko (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
Youmin Zhang (Concordia University, Canada)
Wende Zhong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

In-House Editor
Ng Chin Ang (cang@wspc.com.sg)

Guidelines for Authors
Authors should submit their papers electronically in PDF format via Editorial
Manager (EM), a fully web-based submission, peer-review and tracking system,
at http://www.editorialmanager.com/us/login.asp

Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published, and is not being
considered for publication in another journal. Once a paper has been accepted
for publication in US, the author is assumed to have transferred the copyright
to the publisher. All submitted papers would be acknowledged and refereed.
US welcomes original manuscripts in the following categories: research papers,
which disseminate scientific findings contributing to solving technical issues
underlying the development of unmanned systems; review articles and state-of-the
-art surveys, which describe the latest in basic theories, principles, and
innovative applications; short articles, which discuss the latest significant
achievements and the future trends; and book reviews.

Special issues related to the topics of US are welcome. A short proposal should
be sent to the Editors-in-Chief. It should include a tentative title; the
information of the Guest Editor(s); purpose and scope; possible contributors;
and a tentative timetable. If the proposal is accepted, the Guest Editor(s) will
be responsible for the special issue and should follow the normal US review process.
Copies of the reviewed papers and the reviewers’ comments should be given to the
Editors-in-Chief for recording purposes.

There will be no page charge for the journal. The authors can consult the
Instructions for typesetting the manuscripts using LaTeX or MS Word for de-
tailed information on the style. Sample templates are also available on the
journal website.
 
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6. Conferences

6.1 Chinese Control and Decision Conference
Contributed by: Changyun Wen, ecywen@ntu.edu.sg

Call for Papers from the 25th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2013 CCDC)

Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC) is an annual conference. The 2013
Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC 2012) is the 25th of the series and
will be held in Guiyang, China during 25-27 May 2013.

Conference Website:
http://www.ccdc.neu.edu.cn

Organizers
-Northeastern University (NEU), China
-IEEE Industrial Electronics (IE) Chapter, Singapore
-IEEE Harbin Section Control Systems Society Chapter

Local Organisers
-Guizhou University, China

Technical Co-Sponsors
- IEEE Control Systems Society
- Technical Committee on Control Theory, Chinese Association of Automation (TCCT)
- Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI)

The Proceedings of the 25th CCDC will be indexed by ISTP and included in the IEEE
Xplore database, as well as indexed by EI Compendex.

2013 CCDC covers both theory and applications in all the areas of systems, control
and decision. In addition to the technical sessions, KEYNOTE ADDRESSES and
DISTINGUISHED LECTURES covering the State-of-the-Art in these areas will
be given by prominent researchers.

Invited Keynotes will be delivered by
- Prof. John Baillieul, Boston University, USA;
- Prof. Han-Fu Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China;
- Prof. Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici University, Turkey;
- Prof. Yutaka Yamamoto, Kyoto University, Japan

Invited Distinguished Lectures will be delivered by
- Prof. Jie Chen, City University of Hong Kong, China& University of California , USA;
- Prof. Guoxiang Gu, Jiangnan University, China& Louisiana State University, USA
- Prof. Jagannathan Sarangapani, Missouri University of Science And Technology, USA;
- Prof. Jun Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China;
- Prof. Xiahua Xia, University of Pretoria, South Africa;
- Prof. Ji-Feng Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China;

Submission Notices for Authors:
Full papers describing original work and invited session proposals should be
submitted by 15 October, 2012. Invited session proposals should be sent directly
to the Invited Session Chairs, Prof. Zongli Lin via email at zl5y@virginia.edu or
Professor Yangquan Chen via email at yqchen@ece.usu.edu. Upon acceptance, authors
will be required to register and present their papers at 2013 CCDC.

Further submission information can be found at the website
http://www.ccdc.neu.edu.cn or through the conference secretariat via email
secretary-ccdc@ise.neu.edu.cn.

Important Dates:
Deadline for Full Paper Submission 15 October 2012
Deadline for Invited Session Proposals 15 October 2012
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 15 January 2013
Deadline for Camera Ready Manuscript Submission 01 March 2013
Deadline for Advance Registration 01 March 2013

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6.2 European Control Conference
Contributed by: Colin Jones, colin.jones@epfl.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 European Control Conference (ECC13)
July 17 - 19, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
http://www.ecc13.ch/

It is our pleasure to announce the 12th European Control Conference (ECC13),
which will be held in Zurich, Switzerland from July 17 - 19, 2013, hosted at
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and organized under the
auspices of the European Control Association (EUCA). The conference aims to bring
together academic and industrial professionals in the field of systems and control,
and to promote scientific cooperation and exchanges within the European Union and
between Europe and the rest of the world. The ECC13 program will feature plenary
lectures, semi-plenary lectures, contributed papers, invited papers, tutorial
sessions and pre-conference workshops.

Important dates
- October 19, 2012 Submission deadline
- Late February 2013 Acceptance/rejection decisions
- April 26, 2013 Final paper submission

Contributed papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit the full versions of their manuscripts
through the conference management system. Detailed instructions are available on
the conference website http://www.ecc13.ch/

Invited session proposals
Proposals are invited from participants wishing to organize invited sessions,
comprising six thematically coherent papers. The session should provide added
value over the individual papers, focusing for example on emerging challenges,
or diverse views on established problems that one would not normally find together
in a contributed paper session. Detailed submission instructions are available on
the conference website http://www.ecc13.ch/

Pre-conference workshops
Pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Interested instructors
are requested to submit a brief proposal through the conference management system
(details available at http://www.ecc13.ch/)

We look forward to welcoming you in Zurich, Switzerland.

General Chair:
Prof. M. Morari, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
General Vice-Chair:
Prof. L. Guzzella, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
International Program Committee Chair:
Prof. J. Lygeros, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
 
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6.3 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
Contributed by: Hongwei Zhang, hongwei@wayne.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

**** ACM/IEEE ICCPS 2013 ****
Philadelphia, USA
April 8-11, 2013
http://cesg.tamu.edu/iccps2013/


Cyber-physical systems are systems with a coupling of the cyber aspects of
computing and communications with the physical aspects of dynamics and engineering
that must abide by the laws of physics.

The objective of ICCPS 2013, the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-
Physical Systems, is to serve as a single-track forum for reporting advances in
all aspects of cyber-physical systems, including but not limited to theory, tools,
applications, systems, and testbeds. Examples of theoretical advances encompassed
by this conference include but are not limited to control, real-time, hybrid systems,
and sensor networks. Similarly, examples of applications include transportation, energy,
water, medical, and robotic systems, and other challenges for the twenty-first century.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Submissions must report results from original research and not have been submitted to
or published in other conferences or journals. Submissions must be a maximum of 10
pages, in 2-column format, and use font sizes of no less than 10 pt. Quality of the
paper is the primary consideration, and is not synonymous with length. The length of
a submission should be tuned to the nature of the topic addressed.

Each submission will be reviewed using a peer-review process by the ICCPS 2013 Program
Committee. The review process will be typical of high-quality IEEE and ACM conferences.
Papers that are clearly not appropriate whether in quality or scope will receive an
early decision.


IMPORTANT DATES
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012 (11:59PM PDT)
Early Decisions: November 15, 2012
Acceptance Decisions: December 7, 2012
Final Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Conference: April 8-11, 2013


ORGANIZERS

General Chair
Chenyang Lu, Washington University, USA

Program Chairs
P.R. Kumar, Texas A&M University, USA
Radu Stoleru, Texas A&M University, USA

Program Committee
Aranya Chakrabortty, North Carolina State University
Christopher Gill, Washington University in St. Louis
Eduardo Tovar, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP-IPP), Portugal
George Pappas, University of Pennsylvania
Guangfeng Liang, DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.
Guoliang Xing, Michigan State University
I-Hong Hou, Texas A&M University
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Juan Jose Jaramillo, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
Kang Shin, University of Michigan
Kannan Srinivasan, Ohio State University
Karl-Erik Arzen, Lund University, Sweden
Kyoung-Dae Kim, Texas A&M University
Le Xie, Texas A&M University
Long Le, INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique), Canada
Lui Sha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marco Caccamo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Panos Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame
Paulo Tabuada, University of California at Los Angeles
Prabir Barooah, University of Florida
Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania
Rong Zheng, University of Houston
Sayan Mitra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sujay Sanghavi, University of Texas at Austin
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wenbo He, McGill University
Xenofon D. Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University
Xue Liu, Vanderbilt University

Publicity Chair
Hongwei Zhang, Wayne State University

Web Chair
Kyoung-Dae Kim, Texas A&M University

ICCPS Steering Committee
Karl-Erik Arzen, Lund University, Sweden
Bruce Krogh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (Chair)
John Stankovic, University of Virginia, USA
Janos Sztipanovits, Vanderbilt University, USA
Claire Tomlin, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

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7. Workshops

7.1 Symposium on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling
Contributed by: Bobadilla Molina, bobadil1@illinois.edu

Call for Participation and Posters -- 4th Annual Symposium on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling: Networked Systems

Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
October 15-16, 2012
http://www.csl.illinois.edu/emerging-topics-2012
Committee Email: csl-symposium-cmns@googlegroups.com
Registration Deadline: October 7, 2012
Poster Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
* Twelve one-hour invited talks from eminent researchers specializing in networked systems
* Panel discussion with invited speakers
* Poster presentations by graduate students and researchers
* Social events and provided lunches

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:
(1) Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley
(2) Thomas Corbet, Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories
(3) Domitilla Del Vecchio, Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(4) Eric Feron, Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
(5) Fred Hadaegh, Senior Research Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(6) Colin Harrison, Director of Strategic Innovation at IBM
(7) Marija Ilic, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
(8) Volkan Isler, Associate Professor at University of Minnesota
(9) PR Kumar, Professor at Texas A&M University
(10) Jie Liu, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research

And more to expect from NSF, AFRL...

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW
Networked systems are communicating cyber-physical systems found in a breadth of applications, such as smart systems, multi-agent robotics, wireless sensor networks, intelligent transportation systems, automated agriculture, cloud computing, biological networks, and countless others.  Despite the diversity of their applications, they share some common control and modeling challenges.  Networked systems may have large dimension with geographically distributed control tasks that must be accomplished in real-time, and may be composed of heterogeneous components (e.g., vehicles, robots, humans, smart phones).  Desirable properties like stability and safety are complicated due to the presence of varying time delays, channel bandwidth limits, communication link failures, and disturbances.  Solutions to these issues will require the coordinated effort from various areas such as communication, control, systems engineering, and computer science.

This symposium aims to foster cross-pollination between research fields, to expose and discuss innovative theories and methodologies to help develop reliable and dependable networked systems, and to identify new applications and challenges.  The event is organized by graduate students and will be of special interest to graduate students pursuing research in these areas.  The 2011 symposium had over one-hundred attendees.

For more information on the symposium, please visit: http://www.csl.illinois.edu/emerging-topics-2012/

Best regards,

The Organizing Committee
Student Committee: Leonardo Bobadilla, Ronald Choe, Ahmed Fawaz, Taylor Johnson, Nanjun Liu, and Yangmin Xie
Faculty Advisors:  Tamer Basar, Timothy Bretl, Naira Hovakimyan, Steven LaValle, Sayan Mitra, William H. Sanders, Dusan Stipanovic, Daniel Work, and Sheng Zhong

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8.  Positions

8.1 PhD: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Contributed by: Marcio de Queiroz, dequeiroz@me.lsu.edu

Graduate Assistantships in Nonlinear Control Systems

One graduate research assistantship is available for a PhD student in mathematics
or mechanical engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, LA
for graduate studies in systems and controls theory and applications. The assistant-
ship would be part of the NSF project "Theory, Methods, and Applications of Non-
linear Control Systems with Time Delays" that is being directed by Prof. Michael
Malisoff with the assistance of Prof. Marcio de Queiroz.

Minimum desired qualifications are a strong mathematical background that includes
the theory of differential equations, working knowledge of mathematical software
such as MATLAB, and an interest in exploring control applications in biomedical
engineering or robotics. The candidate would need to be admitted as a PhD student
at LSU. A candidate interested in a PhD in mathematics must be admitted by the
normal process described at www.math.lsu.edu/grad. The student would also be
required to pass the LSU comprehensive exams on the normal schedule.

Qualified candidates with degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,
aerospace engineering, mathematics, or closely related fields are encouraged to
apply. Applications are invited for the Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 semesters. Interested
candidates should initially submit a resume and transcripts to Michael Malisoff at
malisoff@lsu.edu or Marcio de Queiroz at dequeiroz@me.lsu.edu.

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, is approximately 1.5 hours by car from New
Orleans. The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport provides direct service to Atlanta,
Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, and Memphis.
 
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8.2 PhD: Volvo Car Corporation, Göteborg, Sweden
Contributed by: Erik Coelingh, erik.coelingh@ieee.org

Industrial Ph.D.Candidate "Vehicle Positioning" at Volvo Car Corporation
Location: Göteborg, Sweden

Everything we do at Volvo Cars, starts with people. We design, engineer and build
Scandinavian luxury cars that understand people – cars with an exceptional personality
in both design and engineering. The challenges ahead are huge. In strong competition,
our vision is to be the world's most progressive and desired luxury car brand. We shall
double our sales within eight years. And we aim to be a leader in developing innovative
human-centric technology for the next generation intelligent and sustainable luxury cars.
To make this happen we need more talented people on-board. People with passion, energy,
business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to work across the borders
in a global organisation that values individual differences and gives you outstanding
career opportunities. We believe in the power of people and will support you to reach
your full potential. Sounds like you? Join us in creating the next generation luxury
cars.


Industrial Ph.D. Candidate to “Vehicle Positioning”

At RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT you will be a key contributor to the next generation
outstanding luxury cars from Volvo. Together with other engineers over the world, you
and your team will create innovative human-centric car technology that makes life less
complicated and more enjoyable for people. Are you interested in development of design
and connected car technology? Do you share our passion for people, the environment and
our urge to create a superior driving experience? Research and Development is the place
for you to prosper.

As INDUSTRIAL Ph.D. CANDIDATE within the group Safety Electronics and Functions you will
be a part of our post-graduate program. The intention is to develop technical specialists,
secure competence supply by networking with academies, contribute to Volvo products by
close connection between research, advanced engineering and car projects contribute to
Volvos reputation as high-tech & research oriented company by facilitating recruitment
of highly educated personnel. The target is to develop national and international networks
within strategic areas, reinforce a scientific approach within product development, initiate
research projects connected to future technology and create carriers of strategic competence.
The Innovation group runs research- and advanced engineering development projects within the
area of Active Safety and Driver Support functions. In particular, functions that support
autonomous driving will be in focus.

The aim of the research project is to investigate how to estimate both the global position
of the host vehicle. The focus shall be on how the host vehicle position can be estimated
using sensors that will be available in the next 5-10 years. The Ph.D. student shall also
develop and evaluate different algorithms for how to fuse information from onboard sensors
with sensors providing position information, e.g. from GPS sensors or vehicle-to-vehicle/
vehicle-to-infrastructure radio communication.

The first four years of employment will be dedicated to the research in co-operation with
Chalmers. After dissertation, the Ph.D. will take on a strategically important role related
to the area of expertise within Research & Development of Volvo Cars. The research students
spend 80% of their time with their research and 20% with issues determined by Volvo Cars.

To successfully accomplish the project, you should have strong analytical skills, act
independently and take initiatives. A university degree is of course a must, as well as
an excellent English language level, verbally and in writing. You should also be a good
listener and have great communication skills. Meritorious is previous professional
experience in the area of active safety, driver support, GPS positioning, digital maps,
embedded control or mechatronic design/development.


In this recruitment process we are collaborating with Randstad Professionals. If you
have any questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact the responsible
recruitment consultant Monica Willeborg at +46 (0)733 478073 or by e-mail:
monica.willeborg@randstad.se or Manager Innovation, Jonas Ekmark at Volvo Cars at
+46 (0)31 3253518 or by e-mail: jjohan20@volvocars.com

Interviews will be held continuously, please register your application as soon as possible
but no later than September 12th, 2012.

ContactMonica Willeborg, Monica.Willeborg@randstad.se

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8.3 PhD: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Ming Cao, m.cao@rug.nl

PhD position at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Department of Discrete Technology and Production Automation
Research Institute of Industrial Technology and Management
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Project title: Control of spatially distributed multi-agent systems

General description: This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
The aim is to study how to design novel strategies and algorithms to control the
collective behaviour of large numbers of agents coupled together through local
interactions. It is envisioned to apply systems and control theory to model and
analyze such complex networks, and uses robotic teams as case studies to implement
and validate theoretical results. The project will enrich multidisciplinary research
at the interface of systems theory, graph theory and complex network theory, and will
also promote the application of autonomous robotic teams. The PhD position is for 4
years and the starting gross salary is about € 2000 per month in the first year and
increases to about € 2600 gross per month in the final year. After the first year,
there will be an evaluation. The position will start in early 2013.

Research group profile: The Department of Discrete Technology and Production Automation
(DTPA) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, provides a leading education and
research environment for students and researchers who are interested in the inter-
disciplinary study in engineering, computer science, mathematics and applied sciences
in general. The research activities at DTPA focus on developing quantitative and analytical
theories and methodologies for complex industrial processes and systems, such as autonomous
robots, sensor networks, micro-assemblies, energy systems and space systems. The research
of the group is funded by both public agencies and industrial partners.

Candidate profile: Applicants should have a Masters degree in one of the following
disciplines: electrical or mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science
or applied physics. It is desirable for the applicants to have solid knowledge about
systems and control theory or network theory.

Application: Applicants must submit the following materials:
-- Curriculum vitae;
-- Transcripts;
-- List of two references
These should be emailed to Dr. Ming Cao (ming.cao@ieee.org), who is available for
further inquiry.

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8.4 PhD: Lund University, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer, rantzer@control.lth.se

Applications are invited for positions as postdoc or PhD student at the LCCC
Linnaeus center, Lund University, Sweden.

LCCC - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems has been created
with support from a ten year Linnaeus grant by the Swedish Research Council, a
special grant allocated to research environments of highest international quality.
The positions will enable excellent young individuals to develop their own line
of research in synergy with a strong environment.

The official announcements will be posted on
http://www.lth.se/english/about_lth/vacant_positions/ during September 2012.

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8.5 PhD: Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Contributed by: Zhong-Ping Jiang, zjiang@poly.edu

Ph.D. Position in Applied Nonlinear Control

Outstanding applications are solicited for one or two PhD positions in the general
area of applied advanced nonlinear control in the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. The position
is available immediately. The selected student will be offered a scholarship to cover
his/her full-time tuition and a monthly stipend commensurate with his credentials
but not less than $1850/month in any case. We are looking for a candidate who has
a solid background in control systems theory or applied mathematics and has demonstrated
a strong research potential. Preference will be given to students who have working
knowledge of nonlinear systems and dynamic programming.

All interested applicants must apply directly through NYU Poly’s online application
system, and are strongly suggested to send a copy of his/her application materials
including resume, academic transcript and/or research reports/papers to Professor
Zhong-Ping Jiang at zjiang@poly.edu

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8.6 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/admissions/graduate.html

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

E-mail: reyhanom@erau.edu

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8.7 PhD: The University of Newcastle, Australia
Contributed by: Daniel Quevedo, dquevedo@ieee.org

The University of Newcastle, Australia, has an open position for a PhD student
to work on distributed model predictive control of modular energy systems. The
focus is on developing new mathematical control methods for large, complex
systems with an inherent modular structure that can be exploited. A particular
focus will be put on distributed model predictive control. Modular systems are
prevalent in energy systems, particularly in electrical systems and systems
incorporating switched dynamics.

We are looking for a highly motivated student in Electrical Engineering,
Mathematics or other related disciplines. Successful candidates should have
strong mathematical, analytical and communication skills with background in
control theory. A highly competitive compensation package including relocation
expenses, health cover and approximately $30,000 per annum (tax-free) during
3.5 years will be offered.

The PhD project will be supported and run in close collaboration with ABB
Corporate Research, Switzerland. ABB is a global leader in power and automation
technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their per-
formance while lowering environmental impact. ABB operates in more than 100
countries and employs about 145,000 people, whereof 6,800 in Switzerland. ABB's
involvement in the PhD project will provide exposure to practically motivated
industrial problems, and may pave the way for further opportunities beyond the
PhD thesis.

For further information or to apply, please contact the project supervisor,
Daniel Quevedo, dquevedo@ieee.org by 1 November 2012.

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8.8 Post-Doc: Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Contributed by: Zdeněk Hurák, hurak@fel.cvut.cz

A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Control Engineering,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech
Republic. A successful candidate is expected to conduct research in algorithms
for distributed control of spatially invariant systems and/or the related areas
of collaborative control, networked control and consensus algorithms. A minor bias
is towards invoking techniques from the theoretical domains of multidimensional
systems and signals but the candidates are also encouraged to propose their own
research approaches. The current research at the department in this domain is
described at http://aa4cc.dce.fel.cvut.cz/content/distributed-control-spatially-
distributed-systems.

Applicants should have a solid background in control theory and mathematics proved
by at least one paper accepted for publication in a solid journal, most preferably
(but not necessarily) in the directions relevant for the proposed research. Some
familiarity with multidimensional systems and signals is an advantage but is not
required. Depending on the profile of the candidate, the work may (but need not)
also include conducting or supervising some experimental work (distributed
temperature control, experimenting with platoons of robotic vehicles, ...).

The department located in the very historical center of the beautiful city of
Prague is lead by Prof. Michael Sebek - a researcher in control-oriented algorithms
for polynomials and polynomial matrices, also a co-founder of PolyX company producing
Polynomial Toolbox for Matlab. He will be the key scientific supervisor for this
project. Among other professors are Prof. Vladimir Kucera - one of the pioneers of
the polynomial approach to linear control, Prof. Vladimir Havlena - a "fellow"
researcher in Prague Honeywell Laboratory specializing in estimation and filtering
for industrial processes, and Prof. Sergej Celikovsky - a renowned expert in nonlinear
systems theory. Apart from the theoretical domains represented by these professors
and their research assistants and students, the department has a strong local
industrial collaboration in diverse areas of industrial automation.

The appointment is for one year, starting as soon as possible, with the possibility
of reappointment for one additional year. The deadline for submission is October 31
but the status of this vacancy will be updated at
http://aa4cc.dce.fel.cvut.cz/content/algorithms-distributedcollaborativenetworked-control.

Knowledge of Czech language not needed.

Interested candidates should contact Prof. Michael Sebek (michael.sebek@fel.cvut.cz)
with a copy sent to Dr. Zdenek Hurak (hurak@fel.cvut.cz). The application should
contain a CV, a formal letter of interest, a list of the candidate's conference and
journal publications, with the best three publications attached. Contact details
for three researchers who are willing to provide a reference must be also given.

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8.9 Post-Doc: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Ming Cao, m.cao@rug.nl

PostDoc position at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Department of Discrete Technology and Production Automation
Research Institute of Industrial Technology and Management
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Project title: Control of spatially distributed multi-agent systems

General description: This project is funded by the European Research Council
(ERC). The aim is to study how to design novel strategies and algorithms to
control the collective behaviour of large numbers of agents coupled together
through local interactions. It is envisioned to apply systems and control theory
to model and analyze such complex networks, and uses robotic teams as case studies
to implement and validate theoretical results. The project will enrich multi-
disciplinary research at the interface of systems theory, graph theory and complex
network theory, and will also promote the application of autonomous robotic teams.
The position will start in early 2013.

Research group profile: The Department of Discrete Technology and Production
Automation (DTPA) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, provides a
leading education and research environment for students and researchers who are
interested in the inter-disciplinary study in engineering, computer science,
mathematics and applied sciences in general. The research activities at DTPA
focus on developing quantitative and analytical theories and methodologies for
complex industrial processes and systems, such as autonomous robots, sensor
networks, micro-assemblies, energy systems and space systems. The research of
the group is funded by both public agencies and industrial partners.

Candidate profile: We are looking for a candidate with a doctor degree in the
areas of systems and control theory or network theory. The candidate is expected
to be involved in fundamental research and in applications at the boundary of
several research domains. Strong communication skill is required.

Application
Applicants must submit the following materials:
-- Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
-- Statement of research interest
-- List of two references
These should be emailed to Dr. Ming Cao (ming.cao@ieee.org), who is available
for further inquiry.

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8.10 Post-Doc: Lund University, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer, rantzer@control.lth.se

Applications are invited for positions as postdoc or PhD student at the LCCC
Linnaeus center, Lund University, Sweden.

LCCC - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems has been created
with support from a ten year Linnaeus grant by the Swedish Research Council, a
special grant allocated to research environments of highest international quality.
The positions will enable excellent young individuals to develop their own line
of research in synergy with a strong environment.

The official announcements will be posted on
http://www.lth.se/english/about_lth/vacant_positions/ during September 2012.

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8.11 Post-Doc: Grenoble's University, France
Contributed by: PRIEUR Clémentine, clementine.prieur@imag.fr

A postdoctoral position is available at Grenoble's University. The position
opens in autumn (or early winter) 2012 and is a one year position.
The project's title is "TRACKING MODELS DEVELOPMENT
APPLICATION TO MESOSCALE CONVECTIVE SYSTEM RAINFALL IN THE SAHEL".
Knowledges in statistics and computer programming (R, Matlab) are required.
More details are available at http://ljk.imag.fr/membres/Clementine.Prieur/postdoc2012tracking.pdf
Applications must be submitted by email at clementine.prieur@imag.fr joining
a curiculum vitae and motivation letter.

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8.12 Post-Doc: L2S Supelec, France
Contributed by: Paolo Mason, paolo.mason@lss.supelec.fr

Post-Doc: L2S Supelec, South of Paris, France

Title: Stability of switched systems with complex dynamics

We are looking for applications for a one year post-doctoral position at
L2S Supelec, France. The scholarship is funded by Digiteo.
The project is about complex switched systems and stability.
In particular, it focuses on switched systems in infinite-dimensional linear
spaces. The main objectives are the analysis of stability of time-varying delay
systems through a "switched systems" viewpoint and the stability of systems
governed by PDEs with intermittent damping. A strong background in applied
mathematics and/or functional analysis is required. Some knowledge of systems
control is welcome.

The postdoc will be supervised jointly by Paolo Mason and Mario Sigalotti.

Interested candidates please send a curriculum vitae and one publication
to Paolo Mason.

[1] F. Hante and M. Sigalotti, Converse Lyapunov theorems for switched systems
in Banach and Hilbert spaces, SIAM J. Control Optim., 49 (2011), pp. 752-770.

[2] M. Gugat, M.Tucsnak, An example for the switching delay feedback stabilization
of an infinite dimensional system: The boundary stabilization of a string. Systems
& Control Letters 60, 226-230 (2011)

[3] F. Hante, M. Sigalotti, and M. Tucsnak, On conditions for asymptotic stability
of dissipative infinite-dimensional systems with intermittent damping, Journal of
Differential Equations, 252 (2012), pp. 5569-5593.

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8.13 Faculty: Sharif University of Technology
Contributed by: Amin Nobakhti, nobakhti@sharif.edu

Sharif University of Technology is pleased to announce openings for tenure
track positions and is inviting highly qualified applicants to join the department
of electrical engineering in areas related to control system engineering.


About the university

Sharif University of Technology is Iran’s premier technical university with a
distinguished track record in scientific research and discovery. The department
of Electrical and Electronics is especially renowned nationally and inter-
nationally for its outstanding faculty and the extremely talented students.
For more information on the university and the department please visit
http://www.sharif.ir/web/en.


Who should apply?

We are seeking graduates with a Ph.D. in control systems from a top ranking
international university and with a portfolio of fundamental and seminal
research contributions to the field. A postdoc is not necessary, but is
clearly preferred. A good experience in student supervision and teaching,
together with experience of applied and industrial research are essential.
Successful candidates are expected to develop innovative courses in the area
of control systems.


Research areas

Applicants are welcome in all areas related to control system, but are especially
sought after in the following areas:

-Stochastic systems
-Networked systems
-Learning
-Game theory
-Complex social networks
-Nanotechnology systems
-System biology
-Economic systems
-Nonlinear geometric systems
-Discrete-event systems,
-Hybrid systems
-Renewable energy systems
-Synchronization


What is required in an application pack?

-A covering letter
-A full academic CV
-Statement of Teaching
-Statement of Research
-Personal Statement
-Transcript of grades for B.Sc. , M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees
-Details of three references

Interested candidates should send their application pack for consideration to
controlsearch@ee.sharif.edu.
  
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8.14 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology
Contributed by: Ms. Zhao,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 (HITSZ) 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.

HITSZ 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. Zhao
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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8.15 Faculty: Georgia Institute of Technology
Contributed by: Doug Williams, dbw@ece.gatech.edu

Hightower Chair
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Endowed Chair: The Georgia Institute of Technology announces the Hightower Chair
in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Applications and
nominations for this endowed chair are now being accepted. This Chair is associated
with the discipline of systems and control. Candidates are expected to have a
distinguished record of performance broadly related to systems and control and
its interdisciplinary application, as well as a demonstrated potential for leader-
ship in research and education. The Chair holder will be expected to establish a
high-impact research program funded by industry and government, draw outstanding
students to the program, and serve as a mentor to other faculty. The academic
salary for the Chair holder will be paid from Institute funds, enabling funds
generated by the endowment to be used by the Chair holder for the purposes of
research support and program development. Salary will be fully competitive.

Applications and nominations should be submitted to: Hightower Chair Search Committee,
c/o Toya Jordan, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Georgia Institute  of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0250 or by email to
toya.jordan@ece.gatech.edu.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials no later than October
31, 2012 to assure optimal consideration.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer.

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8.16 Researcher: Honeywell
Contributed by: Greg Stewart, greg.stewart@honeywell.com

Several positions are available in Honeywell Automotive Software in research
and development for the OnRAMP Design Suite for advanced powertrain control
development. The OnRAMP product provides its users with a systematic approach
through the steps of modeling, control design, and controller deployment that
is accessible to a wide variety of practitioners.

The technology requires integration of several technical areas including modeling
and nonlinear model identification, robust and constrained control, and implementation
of embedded software. An understanding of powertrain applications would be highly
beneficial. Openings are available for excellent candidates in research, development,
and applications. For detailed job descriptions, please proceed to
www.honeywellonramp.com and check under the “Careers” tab.

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8.17 Researcher: United Technologies Research Center
Contributed by: Tara O'Sullivan, osullit@utrc.utc.com

Job Reference: 2063258
UTRCI Research Scientist, Control Systems
Grade: L6-L5

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers advanced technologies to the
businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC (NYSE:UTX) is a diversified
company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the
global aerospace and building systems industries. UTC's commercial businesses are
Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider
of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building
automation and controls. UTC’s aerospace businesses are Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
and the new UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft
engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products.

UTRC partners with UTC business units and external research organizations to expand
the boundaries of science and technology through research and innovation, delivering
technology options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace.

Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office
in Berkeley, California, and research and development centers in Shanghai, China,
and Cork, Ireland.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI) is UTRC’s European research
hub, created to fully leverage a global network of innovation. UTRCI works with
universities, research institutes, and industry throughout Europe and beyond to further
its research and development mission. UTRCI invites qualified individuals to apply for
the following position in its Cork office. A competitive compensation and benefits
package will be provided to the successful candidates.

Learn more @ www.utrc.utc.com

Job Responsibilities
UTRCI seeks candidates with expertise in control system design and analysis for high
performance buildings. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to
synthesize optimal, supervisory control system architectures and algorithms, develop
control-oriented modeling methods, and perform control system rapid prototyping with
applications to buildings and energy microgrid systems. The position requires analytical
skills related to control and optimization, with experience using computational modeling
tools for development and analysis. An understanding of building physics, including heat
transfer and fluid flow, is preferred. The successful candidate will work as part of
technology teams in developing new technologies that will provide a competitive advantage
for UTC’s business units.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in an international teaming
environment, is extremely well-organized and has excellent interpersonal, leadership
and communication skills. Besides technical excellence, an entrepreneurial attitude
towards innovation is essential.

Education
A minimum of a doctoral degree in mechanical, electrical or control engineering, or
a master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of industrial or academic relevant experience
is required. A PhD with post-doctorate industrial or academic experience is preferred.

Experience/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience in several of the following areas:
• Experience applying system identification techniques and knowledge of MIMO systems
  parameter identification methods. Experience with estimation techniques, such as
  Kalman Filters.
• Ability to develop physics-based, non-linear dynamic control and analysis-oriented
  system level models for building and distributed power systems.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and optimize complex systems including nonlinear,
  time-varying dynamical subsystems with uncertain parameters.
• Experience in selecting control algorithm/architecture based on scientific principles
  and product integration needs. Control problems encountered in the applications of
  interest require a wide range of solutions including SISO controllers (PID, lead-lag,
  and gain scheduling), as well as MIMO controllers (typically based on optimization
  techniques including MPC techniques) for time-varying nonlinear subsystems.
• Ability to incorporate system input and state constraints into control algorithm design
  as well as dealing with uncertain parameters and disturbances.
• Experience providing control implementation specifications both for rapid prototyping
  and industrial code implementation.
• Experience with development/application of modeling and simulation programs to analyze
  building and distributed power systems, thermal and electrical loads and performance.
• MATLAB, Simulink, C, C++, modeling languages for optimization programming (e.g. AMPL),
  linear and non-linear optimization software (e.g. IpOpt, CPLEX, Gurovi).
• Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver results, adaptability
  and the ability to work in a teaming environment.
• Ability to execute technology research plans to successfully achieve desired technical
  outcomes within time and budget constraints.
• Some travel required.

In addition, experience in the following areas will be highly regarded:
• Ability to synthesize controllers for hybrid systems where switching occurs between
  several modes of operation, each one with different continuous dynamics.
• Hierarchical control or distributed control background.
• Familiarity with time delay and nonlinearity compensation.
• Familiarity with rapid prototyping methodologies and environments. Demonstrated
  experience with automatic code generation tools and control design validation procedures
  would be a definite asset. Experience with HIL incorporating system simulations would be
  ideal.
• Field experience with implementation of building control systems.
• Familiarity with HVAC equipment performance including vapor compression products, air
  distribution and building management systems.
• Familiarity with Distributed Power and Energy storage systems, including solar PV, wind
  turbines, biomass, cogeneration, and battery technologies.
• Experience working with Government agencies and proposal development.

Additional Comments
This position is based at UTRC’s European hub in Cork, Ireland. To be eligible to apply,
candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland.

Candidates can apply online at: http://www.utrc.utc.com/pages/Career/Job_openings.html
by selecting “Ireland” from the “Country” pull-down menu and clicking “Begin Search”

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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8.18 Researcher: United Technologies Research Center
Contributed by: Tara O'Sullivan,osullit@utrc.utc.com

Job Reference: 2808560
UTRCI Research Scientist, Optimization
Grade: L6-L5

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers advanced technologies to the
businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC (NYSE:UTX) is a diversified
company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the
global aerospace and building systems industries. UTC's commercial businesses are Otis
elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of
heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation
and controls. UTC’s aerospace businesses are Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and the new
UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and
UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products.

UTRC partners with UTC business units and external research organizations to expand the
boundaries of science and technology through research and innovation, delivering technology
options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace.

Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office in
Berkeley, California, and research and development centers in Shanghai, China, and Cork,
Ireland.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI) is UTRC’s European research hub,
created to fully leverage a global network of innovation. UTRCI works with universities,
research institutes, and industry throughout Europe and beyond to further its research
and development mission. UTRCI invites qualified individuals to apply for the following
position in its Cork office. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be
provided to the successful candidates.

Learn more @ www.utrc.utc.com

Job Responsibilities
UTRCI seeks candidates with expertise in optimization and operations research with applications
in high performance buildings and distributed energy systems. The successful candidate will
have demonstrated skills in integer, MINLP, combinatorial and large-scale numerical optimization,
and familiarity with the use of associated software tools and platforms, such as GAMS, AMPL,
CPLEX, IPOPT, and GUROBI. Expertise in formulation and analysis of business and engineering
models is desirable. In addition, knowledge of topics in the areas of simulation and optimization
of hybrid and differential algebraic equation systems, finite state machines, probability theory
and stochastic analysis would be a plus. Experience in application areas of optimal design and
operation of buildings and energy microgrid systems would be highly desired. The successful
candidate will work as part of technology teams in developing new technologies that will provide
a competitive advantage for UTC’s business units.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in an international teaming environment,
is extremely well-organized and has excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication
skills. Besides technical excellence, an entrepreneurial attitude towards innovation is
essential.

Education
A doctoral degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, or a related
field, with an emphasis on Optimization, or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of
industrial or academic experience is required.

Experience/Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have experience in several of the following areas:
• Experience in formulating, solving, and creating software tools for both discrete and
  continuous optimization problems.
• Demonstrated ability to formulate and solve linear, non-linear, integer, MINLP, combinatorial
  and large-scale numerical optimization.
• MATLAB, Simulink, C, C++, and optimization software tools and platforms, such as GAMS, AMPL,
  CPLEX, IPOPT, and GUROBI.
• Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver results, adaptability
  and the ability to work in a teaming environment.
• Ability to execute technology research plans to successfully achieve desired technical
  outcomes within time and budget constraints.
• Some travel required.
In addition, experience in the following areas will be highly regarded:
• Experience in solving real world optimization problems in an industrial setting.
• Knowledge of topics in the areas of simulation and optimization of hybrid and differential
  algebraic equation systems, finite state machines, probability theory and stochastic analysis.
• Understanding of building physics, including heat transfer and fluid flow.
• Familiarity with Distributed Power and Energy storage systems, including solar PV, wind
  turbines, biomass, cogeneration, and battery technologies.
• Experience working with Government agencies and proposal development.

Additional Comments
This position is based at UTRC’s European hub in Cork, Ireland. To be eligible to apply,
candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland.

Candidates can apply online at: http://www.utrc.utc.com/pages/Career/Job_openings.html by
selecting “Ireland” from the “Country” pull-down menu and clicking “Begin Search”

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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