May 2013 - E-LETTER

Issue Number: 
296
Issue Date: 
May 2013

E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing

Issue 296

May 2013

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Contents

 

1. IEEE CSS Headlines

1.1 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest

1.2 Contents: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

1.3 Contents: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

 

2. Books

2.1 Stock Market Modeling and Forecasting: A System Adaptation Approach

2.2 Filtering, Control and Fault Detection with Randomly Occurring Incomplete Information 

2.3 Elementary Flight Dynamics with an Introduction to Bifurcation and Continuation Methods

2.4 Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

 

3. Journals

3.1 Contents: Control and Intelligent Systems 

3.2 Contents: Control Engineering of China 

3.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice

3.4 Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems 

3.5 Contents: Asian Journal of Control 

3.6 Contents: Journal of Control Theory and Applications 

3.7 CFP: Acta Automatica Sinica 

3.8 CFP: Asian Journal of Control 

 

4. Conferences

4.1 International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences 

4.2 World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control

4.3 European Control Conference

 

5. Workshops and Graduate Schools

5.1 Workshop on Decision Making Algorithms for Unmanned Vehicles 

5.2 International Workshop on Smart City: Control and Automation Perspectives 

5.3 Workshop on Verification and Control of Stochastic Hybrid Systems 

5.4 Workshop on Health Management, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Systems

5.5 Workshop on Fault Diagnosis, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Manned and Unmanned Systems

5.6 Pre-Conference Tutorial on Fault-tolerant Control and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aerial Systems

5.7 Workshop on Time Delay Systems – Stability & Control in Applications 

 

6. Positions

6.1  PhD: L2S-Supélec, France 

6.2  PhD: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

6.3  PhD: The University of Sheffield, UK

6.4  PhD: Norwegian University of Technology and Science

6.5  PhD: IMT Lucca, Italy

6.6  Post-Doc: Lakehead University, Canada

6.7  Post-Doc: The University of Sheffield, UK 

6.8  Post-Doc: Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy

6.9  Post-Doc: Peking University, Beijing, China

6.10 Post-Doc: Irstea, France

6.11 Visiting Scholar: Deakin University, Australia

6.12 Research Fellow: The University of Melbourne, Australia  

6.13 Research Fellow: The University of Melbourne, Australia  

6.14 Research Fellow: The University of Sheffield, UK 

6.15 Research Fellow: Exeter University, UK 

6.16 Research Associate: University of New South Wales, Australia 

6.17 Faculty: University of New South Wales, Australia

6.18 Faculty: Queen Mary University of London, UK

6.19 Faculty: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

6.20 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology, China

 

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines

 

1.1 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest

Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@nd.edu

 

CSS Publications Content Digest

The IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest is a novel and convenient guide that helps readers keep track of the latest published articles. The CSS Publications Content Digest, available at http://ieeecss.org/publications-content-digest provides lists of current tables of contents of the periodicals sponsored by the Control Systems Society. Each issue offers readers a rapid means to survey and access the latest peer-reviewed papers of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

The index in the Digest contains the Table of Contents for our 3 journals (Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), Transactions on Control Systems Technology (TCST), and Control Systems Magazine (CSM)) with hyperlinks to the abstracts as well as the full articles in Xplore. Since TCST and CSM are published bimonthly, and TAC is published monthly, we will post the corresponding two TOCs in each (monthly) Digest. We also include links to the Society's sponsored Conferences to give readers a preview of upcoming meetings. 

 

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1.2 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 58 (2013), Issue 5 (May) 

 

Papers 

- Disturbance Rejection in 2x2 Linear Hyperbolic Systems. O. M. Aamo p. 1095 

- Minimum-Seeking for CLFs: Universal Semiglobally Stabilizing Feedback under Unknown Control Directions. A. Scheinker, M. Krstic p. 1107 

- Optimal Liveness-Enforcing Control for a Class of Petri Nets Arising in Multithreaded Software. H. Liao, S. Lafortune, S. Reveliotis, Y. Wang, S. Mahlke p. 1123 

- Passivity Based Control of Stochastic Port-Hamiltonian Systems. S. Satoh, K. Fujimoto p. 1139 

- Global Analysis of a Continuum Model for Monotone Pulse-Coupled Oscillators. A. Mauroy, R. J. Sepulchre p. 1154 

- ARMA Identification of Graphical Models. E. Avventi, A. G. Lindquist, B. Wahlberg p. 1167 

- On Path-Lifting Mechanisms and Unwinding in Quaternion-based Attitude Control. C. G. Mayhew, R. G. Sanfelice, A. R. Teel p. 1179 

- Robust Stability of Networks of iISS Systems: Construction of Sum-type Lyapunov Functions. H. Ito, Z-P. Jiang, S. Dashkovskiy, B. S. Rüffer p. 1192 

- Model-free Adaptive Switching Control of Time-Varying Plants. G. Battistelli, J. P. Hespanha, E. Mosca, P. Tesi p. 1208 

- On the Response of Quantum Linear Systems to Single Photon Input Fields. G. Zhang, M. R. James p. 1221 

- Self-triggered Optimal Servicing in Dynamic Environments with Acyclic Structure. C. Nowzari, J. Cortes p. 1236 

- Pattern Formation by Lateral Inhibition in Large-Scale Networks of Cells. M. Arcak p. 1250 

 

Technical Notes and Correspondence 

- Reduction Model Approach for Linear Systems With Sampled Delayed Inputs. F. Mazenc, M-D. Normand-Cyrot p. 1263 

- Sliding Mode and Active Disturbance Rejection Control to Stabilization of One-Dimensional Anti-Stable Wave Equations subject to Disturbance in Boundary Input. B-Z. Guo, F-F. Jin p. 1269 

- A General Result on the Robust Cooperative Output Regulation for Linear Uncertain Multi-Agent Systems. Y. Su, Y. Hong, J. Huang p. 1275 

- Lagrange Asymptotic Stability of Weak Detectable Markov Jump Linear Systems with Bounded Long Run Average Cost. B. G. Barbosa, E. F. Costa p. 1280 

- Square Root Receding Horizon Information Filters for Nonlinear Dynamic System Models. D. Y. Kim, M. Jeon p. 1284 

- Discrete Time Linear Quadratic Control with Arbitrary Correlated Noise. T. E. Duncan, B. Pasik-Duncan p. 1290 

- Adaptive Tracking Control of Linear Systems with Binary-Valued Observations and Periodic Target. Y. Zhao, J. Guo, J-F. Zhang p. 1294 

- Lyapunov Theory for 2D Nonlinear Roesser Models: Application to Asymptotic and Exponential Stability. N. Yeganefar, N. Yeganefar, M. Ghamgui, E. Moulay p. 1299 

- Affine Characterizations of Minimal and Mode-dependent Dwell-times for Uncertain Linear Switched Systems. C. Briat, A. Seuret p. 1304 

- A Decentralized Controller-observer Scheme for Multi-agent Weighted Centroid Tracking. G. Antonelli, F. Arrichiello, F. Caccavale, A. Marino p. 1310 

- Computational Load Reduction in Bounded Error Identification of Hammerstein Systems. V. Cerone, D. Piga, D. Regruto p. 1317 

- State-Constrained Iterative Learning Control For A Class Of MIMO Systems. J-X. Xu, X. Jin p. 1322 

- A Contraction Approach to the Hierarchical Analysis and Design of Networked Systems. G. Russo, M. di Bernardo, E. D. Sontag p. 1328 

- A General Formula for Event-based Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems. N. Marchand, S. Durand, J. F. Guerrero Castellanos p. 1332 

- On Computing Puiseux Series for Multiple Imaginary Characteristic Roots of LTI Delay Systems with Commensurate Delays. X-G. Li, S-I. Niculescu, A. Cela, H-H. Wang, T-Y. Cai p. 1338 

- Modeling and Synthesis of Event-Transferring Communicating Decentralized Supervisors for Discrete-Event Systems. A. Mannani, P. Gohari p. 1343 

- Further Results on Stabilizing Control of Quantum Systems. B. Qi, H. Pan, L. Guo p. 1349 

- On Functional Observers for Linear Time-varying Systems. F. Rotella, I. Zambettakis p. 1354 

 

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1.3 Contents: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

Contributed by: Thomas Parisini, eic-ieeetcst@units.it

 

Table of Contents for IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 

Volume 21 (2013), Issue 3 (May) 

 

Papers 

- A Novel Fault Diagnostics and Prediction Scheme Using a Nonlinear Observer With Artificial Immune System as an Online Approximator. B. T. Thumati, G. R. Halligan, and S. Jagannathan page 569 

- Feedforward Control of Deformable Membrane Mirrors for Adaptive Optics. T. Ruppel, S. Dong, F. Rooms, W. Osten, and O. Sawodny page 579 

- AFR-Based Fuel Ethanol Content Estimation in Flex-Fuel Engines Tolerant to MAF Sensor Drifts. K.-H. Ahn, A. G. Stefanopoulou, and M. Jankovic page 590 

- Iterative Learning Control With Mixed Constraints for Point-to-Point Tracking. C. T. Freeman and Y. Tan page 604 

- Attenuation of Vortex Shedding by Model-Based Output Feedback Control. M. Milovanovic and O. M. Aamo page 617 

- Switching Control in Vibration Isolation Systems. M. F. Heertjes, I. H. Sahin, N. van de Wouw, and W. P. M. H. Heemels page 626 

- Air-to-Fuel Ratio Switching Frequency Control for Gasoline Engines. J. Meyer, S. Yurkovich, and S. Midlam-Mohler page 636 

- Design of Networked Control Systems Using Passivity. N. Kottenstette, J. F. Hall III, X. Koutsoukos, J. Sztipanovits, and P. Antsaklis page 649 

- Experimental Validation of Robust Resonance Entrainment for CPG-Controlled Tensegrity Structures. T. Bliss, J. Werly, T. Iwasaki, and H. Bart-Smith page 666 

- Battery-Health Conscious Power Management in Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles via Electrochemical Modeling and Stochastic Control. S. J. Moura, J. L. Stein, and H. K. Fathy page 679 

- Vision-Based Local-Level Frame Mapping and Planning in Spherical Coordinates for Miniature Air Vehicles. H. Yu and R. W. Beard page 695 

- Time Delay Compensation in Bilateral Teleoperations Using IMPACT. A. Denasi, D. Kostić, and H. Nijmeijer page 704 

- Intelligent Control for a Robot Belt Grinding System. S. Yixu, Y. Hongjun, and L. Hongbo page 716 

- Control of SystemsWith Hysteresis via Servocompensation and Its Application to Nanopositioning. A. Esbrook, X. Tan, and H. K. Khalil page 725 

- Structured Model Order Reduction of Parallel Models in Feedback. P. Trnka, C. Sturk, H. Sandberg, V. Havlena, and J. Řehoř page 739 

- Cyclic Control: Reference Tracking and Disturbance Rejection. Y. Eun, E. M. Gross, P. T. Kabamba, S. M. Meerkov, A. A. Menezes, and H. R. Ossareh page 753 

- IIR Youla–Kucera Parameterized Adaptive Feedforward Compensators for Active Vibration Control With Mechanical Coupling. I. D. Landau, T.-B. Airimiţoaie, and M. Alma page 765 

- Fractional Network-Based Control for Vehicle Speed Adaptation via Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications. I. Tejado, V. Milanés, J. Villagrá, and B. M. Vinagre page 780 

- Invariant Observer Design for a Helicopter UAV Aided Inertial Navigation System. M. Barczyk and A. F. Lynch page 791 

- Motion Planning for Piezo-Actuated Flexible Structures: Modeling, Design, and Experiment. J. Schröck, T. Meurer, and A. Kugi page 807 

- Communication-Delay-Distribution-Dependent Decentralized Control for Large-Scale Systems With IP-Based Communication Networks. C. Peng, Q.-L. Han, and D. Yue page 820 

- Model Predictive Control of Vehicles on Urban Roads for Improved Fuel Economy. M. A. S. Kamal, M. Mukai, J. Murata, and T. Kawabe page 831 

 

Bief papers 

- A Neural Network-Based Multiplicative Actuator Fault Detection and Isolation of Nonlinear Systems. H. A. Talebi and K. Khorasani page 842 

- Resonant Fluid Actuator: Modeling, Identification, and Control. Y. Koveos and A. Tzes page 852 

- Robust Fault Diagnosis of Aircraft Engines: A Nonlinear Adaptive Estimation-Based Approach. X. Zhang, L. Tang, and J. Decastro page 861 

- Potential Design for Electron Transmission in Semiconductor Devices. J. Zhang and R. Kosut page 869 

- Adaptive Feedforward for aWafer Stage in a Lithographic Tool. H. Butler page 875 

- Novel Four-Channel Bilateral Control Design for Haptic Communication Under Time Delay Based on Modal Space Analysis. A. Suzuki and K. Ohnishi page 882 

- Application of Optimal Control Algorithm to Inertia FrictionWelding Process. J. Löhe, M. Lotz, M. Cannon, and B. Kouvaritakis page 891 

- Environmental Monitoring Using Autonomous Aquatic Robots: Sampling Algorithms and Experiments. M. Jadaliha and J. Choi page 899 

- Acceleration-Level Repetitive Motion Planning and Its Experimental Verification on a Six-Link Planar Robot Manipulator. L. Xiao and Y. Zhang page 906 

- Extended Backstepping Method for Single-Machine Infinite-Bus Power Systems with SMES. Y. Wan and J. Zhao page 915 

- Implementation of Dynamic Programming for n-Dimensional Optimal Control ProblemsWith Final State Constraints. P. Elbert, S. Ebbesen, and L. Guzzella page 924 

- Output Selection and Its Implications for MPC of EGR and VGT in Diesel Engines. J. Wahlström and L. Eriksson page 932 

- Adaptive PD Controller Modeled via Support Vector Regression for a Biped Robot. J. P. Ferreira, M. M. Crisóstomo, and A. P. Coimbra page 941 

- Throwing Motion Control of the Springed Pendubot. T. Shoji, S. Katsumata, S. Nakaura, and M. Sampei page950 

- Real-Time Generation of Time-Optimal Commands for Rest-to-Rest Motion of Flexible Systems. A. Dhanda and G. Franklin page 958 

- Adaptive Decoupling Switching Control of the Forced-Circulation Evaporation System Using Neural Networks. Y. Wang, T. Chai, J. Fu, J. Sun, and H. Wang page 964 

- Variable Selective Control Method for Networked Control Systems. B. Rahmani and A. H. D. Markazi page 975 

- Tuning of Proportional Retarded Controllers: Theory and Experiments. R. Villafuerte, S. Mondié, and R. Garrido page 983 

- Networked Coordination-Based Distributed Model Predictive Control for Large-Scale System. Y. Zheng, S. Li, and H. Qiu page 991 

- Norm-Optimal Iterative Learning Control With Intermediate Point Weighting: Theory, Algorithms, and Experimental Evaluation. D. H. Owens, C. T. Freeman, and T. V. Dinh page 999 

- Sliding Mode Control of Crowd Dynamics. S. A. Wadoo page 1008 

- Iterative Learning Control Based on Relaxed 2-D Systems Stability Criteria. P. Dabkowski, K. Galkowskiy, E. Rogers, Z. Cai, C. T. Freeman, and P. L. Lewin page 1016 

- PID Tuning for Optimal Closed-Loop Performance With Specified Gain and Phase Margins. K. Li page 1024 

- Sliding Modes for Anomaly Observation in TCP Networks: From Theory to Practice. S. Rahmé, Y. Labit, F. Gouaisbaut, and T. Floquet page 1031 

 

Letters 

- Performance Study of an Adaptive Controller in the Presence of Uncertainty. S. Loire, V. A. Fonoberov, and I. Mezić page 1039 

 

Comments and corrections 

- Correction to “Attitude Coordination Control for a Group of Spacecraft Without Velocity Measurements”. A.-M. Zou, K. D. Kumar, and Z.-G. Hou page 1044 

 

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2. Books

 

2.1 Stock Market Modeling and Forecasting: A System Adaptation Approach

Contributed by: Ben M. Chen, bmchen@nus.edu.sg

 

Stock Market Modeling and Forecasting: A System Adaptation Approach 

Xiaolian Zheng and Ben M. Chen 

ISBN 978-1-4471-5154-8 / ISBN 978-1-4471-5155-5 (eBook) / DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-5155-5

Springer Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Volume 442, xii/161 pages, 2013 

http://www.springer.com/engineering/control/book/978-1-4471-5154-8 

 

Stock Market Modeling and Forecasting translates experience in system adaptation gained in an engineering context to the modeling of financial markets with a view to improving the capture and understanding of market dynamics. The modeling process is considered as identifying a dynamic system in which a real stock market is treated as an unknown plant and the identification model proposed is tuned by feedback of the matching error. Like a physical system, a stock market exhibits fast and slow dynamics corresponding to internal (such as company value and profitability) and external forces (such as investor sentiment and commodity prices) respectively. The framework presented here, consisting of an internal model and an adaptive filter, is successful at considering both fast and slow market dynamics. A double selection method is efficacious in identifying input factors influential in market movements, revealing them to be both frequency- and market-dependent. 

 

The authors present work on both developed and developing markets in the shape of the US, Hong Kong, Chinese and Singaporean stock markets. Results from all these sources demonstrate the efficiency of the model framework in identifying significant influences and the quality of its predictive ability; promising results are also obtained by applying the model framework to the forecasting of major market-turning periods. Having shown that system-theoretic ideas can form the core of a novel and effective basis for stock market analysis, the book is completed by an indication of possible and likely future expansions of the research in this area. 

 

Table of Contents: 

Chapter 1 Introduction 

Chapter 2 A System Adaptation Framework 

Chapter 3 Market Input Analysis 

Chapter 4 Analysis of Dow Jones Industrial Average 

Chapter 5 Selected Asian Markets 

Chapter 6 Market Turning Period Forecasting 

Chapter 7 Technical Analysis Toolkit 

Chapter 8 Future Research

 

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2.2 Filtering, Control and Fault Detection with Randomly Occurring Incomplete Information

Contributed by: Hongli Dong, shiningdhl@gmail.com

 

Title: Filtering, Control and Fault Detection with Randomly Occurring Incomplete Information 

Authors: Hongli Dong, Zidong Wang, Huijun Gao 

Publisher: Wiley 

ISBN: 978-1-1186-4791-2 

Website: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118647912.html 

 

About the book 

 

In the context of systems and control, incomplete information refers to a dynamical system in which knowledge about the system states is limited due to the difficulties in modelling complexity in a quantitative way. The well-known types of incomplete information include parameter uncertainties and norm-bounded nonlinearities. Recently, in response to the development of network technologies, the phenomenon of randomly occurring incomplete information has become more and more prevalent. 

This book represents the first of few attempts to reflect the state-of-the-art of the research area for handling randomly occurring incomplete information from three interrelated aspects of control, filtering and fault detection. It is a collection of a series of latest research results and therefore serves as a useful textbook for senior and/or graduate students who are interested in knowing 1) the state-of-the-art of control/filtering/fault-detection areas, 2) recent advances in networked control systems, 3) recent advances in distributed filtering over sensor networks, and 4) application potentials in mobile robotics. Prerequisite knowledge includes linear algebra, linear control system theory and stochastic control. 

The readers will also benefit from some new concepts, new models and new methodologies with practical significance in control engineering and signal processing. It can also be used as a practical research reference for engineers dealing with control, filtering and fault detection problems for networked systems. 

The aim of this book is to close the gap in literature by providing a unified yet neat framework for control/filtering/fault-detection with randomly occurring incomplete information. 

 

Table of contents 

 

Ch1 Introduction 

Ch2 Variance-Constrained Finite-Horizon Filtering and Control with Saturations 

Ch3 Filtering and Control with Stochastic Delays and Missing Measurements 

Ch4 Filtering and Control for Systems with Repeated Scalar Nonlinearities 

Ch5 Filtering and Fault Detection for Markov Systems with Varying Nonlinearities 

Ch6 Quantized Fault Detection with Mixed Time-Delays and Packet Dropouts 

Ch7 Distributed Filtering over Sensor Networks with Saturations 

Ch8 Distributed Filtering with Quantization Errors: The Finite-Horizon Case 

Ch9 Distributed Filtering for Markov Jump Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems 

Ch10 A New Finite-Horizon H-infinity Filtering Approach to Mobile Robot Localization 

Ch11 Conclusions and Future Work 

References 

Index 

 

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2.3 Elementary Flight Dynamics with an Introduction to Bifurcation and Continuation Methods

Contributed by: Dr. Nandan Kumar Sinha, nandan_aero@yahoo.com

 

Announcing a new book "Elementary Flight Dynamics with an Introduction to Bifurcation and Continuation Methods" to be released on September 9, 2013.

 

Authors: Nandan K Sinha; N Ananthkrishnan 

ISBN-13: 978-1439886021; ISBN-10: 1439886024 

Publisher: CRC press, USA, Taylor and Francis Group. 

 

More information at: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439886021 

 

Abstract: Aimed at junior and senior undergraduate students, this book covers recent developments in airplane flight dynamics and introduces bifurcation and continuation methods as a tool for flight dynamic analysis. These methods relate to the definition of the stability derivatives and the derivation of literal approximations to the dynamic modes—both of central importance in any flight dynamics text. Using open source software, this book uses bifurcation and continuation methods as a means to introduce readers to the intricacies of practical flight dynamics analysis.

 

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2.4 Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

Contributed by: Guido Herrmann, g.herrmann@bris.ac.uk

 

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems by Stefano Longo, Tingli Su, Guido Herrmann, Phil Barber 

ISBN-13: 978-1466569546, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 280 pages. 

http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781466569546/ 

 

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems tackles the problem of integrating system components—controllers, sensors, and actuators—in a networked control system. It is common practice in industry to solve such problems heuristically, because the few theoretical results available are not comprehensive and cannot be readily applied by practitioners. This book offers a solution to the deterministic scheduling problem that is based on rigorous control theoretical tools but also addresses practical implementation issues. Helping to bridge the gap between control theory and computer science, it suggests that the consideration of communication constraints at the design stage will significantly improve the performance of the control system. 

 

Technical Results, Design Techniques, and Practical Applications: 

 

The book brings together well-known measures for robust performance as well as fast stochastic algorithms to assist designers in selecting the best network configuration and guaranteeing the speed of offline optimization. The authors propose a unifying framework for modelling NCSs with time-triggered communication and present technical results. They also introduce design techniques, including for the codesign of a controller and communication sequence and for the robust design of a communication sequence for a given controller. Case studies explore the use of the FlexRay TDMA and time-triggered control area network (CAN) protocols in an automotive control system. The book emphasizes techniques that are directly applicable to large-scale time-triggered communication problems in the automotive industry and in avionics, robotics, and automated manufacturing. 

 

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3. Journals

 

3.1  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 41, Number 1 (February 2013) 

- A New Approach to Adaptive Fuzzy PI Controller Using Output Scaling Factor and Reference Models. Nitin J. Patil, Rajan H. Chile, Laxman M. Waghmare 

- Effect of Network Quality on Performance of Bilateral Teleoperated Hydraulic Actuators: A Comparative Study. Yaser Maddahi, Ramhuzaini A. Rahman, Wai-keung Fung, Nariman Sepehri 

- Optimal Control by Direct Approximation of the Gradient of the Cost-To-Go. Douglas B. Tweed 

- Implementation of Three-Dimensional Line of Sight Guidance with a Moving Target. Shulin Feng, Wei Wang, Huanshui Zhang 

- Saturated Controller Design for Markovian Jump Systems via Particle Control Approach. Chengquan Fang, Jin Zhu, Linpeng Wang 

- Incorporating Input Saturation for Surface Vessel Control with Experiments. Yaswanth Siramdasu, Farbod Fahimi 

 

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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3.2  Contents: Control Engineering of China 

Contributed by: You Jing, youjiyun_ok@163.com

 

Control Engineering of China Vol.20 No.2 Total 116 

 

- Understanding Data Driven Control for Industrial Processes. Wang Hong 

- Combination Model Based on Improved K-means Clustering Algorithm. Yang Hui-zhong, et al 

- Robust Adaptive Backstepping Design for Near Space Vehicle. Zhang Qiang, et al 

- Control of Direct-driven Permanent Magnet Wind Power Generator Based on. Huang Ke-yuan, et al 

- Texture Feature Extraction of Flame Image Based on Gray-Scale Difference Statistics. Liu Hui, et al. 

- Research on Grey Verhulst Models for Short-term Wind Speed Prediction. Wang Zi-yun, et al. 

- Zone Model Predictive Control with Online Optimization of Reference Trajectory. Luo Xiong-lin, et al 

- PSO Based Model Predictive Control and its Hardware Implementation. Luo Ben, et al 

- Design of Type-Ⅱ Fuzzy Controller for Autonomous Parallel Parking on Bumpy Road. Sheng Long, et al 

- Study of Control Strategy for Clamp Angular Displacement of the Heavy-load Forging Manipulator. Deng Hua, et al 

- 0-1 Programming Model and Solution to Fourth-party Logistics Routing Problem with Time Windows. Bo Gui-hua, et al 

- Study on Electromagnetic Torque of Stepping Motor Subdivided Driving. Li Mao-jun, et al 

- Model-free Dynamic Matrix Control of Nonlinear Systems Based on Linearization of Tight Formats. Hou Li-gang, et al 

- An Alignment Control Strategy Based on Multi-Geometric Characters in the Guide of Microscope Vision. Zhang Juan, et al 

- Study on Control Strategy and Simulation for Electric Power Steering System. Xiang Dan, et al 

- A New Approach to Positive Real Feedback Control for Descriptor Systems. Zhang Shuang-hong, et al 

- An Improved PSO Algorithm and its Utilization in Wind Power Generation System. Bao Guang-qing, et al 

- Research on Product Development Process Modeling of Financial Instruments Based on Workflow-Net. Cui Wen-hua,et al 

- A Method about Mapping from SFC to AOV Graph in Embedded PLC. Li Qiang, et al 

- Roll-Pith Model Parameter Identification Method for Small-Size Unmanned Helicopter. Bai Meng, et al 

- Research of Mobile Robot Obstacle Avoidance in Unknown Environment Based Elman Network Force Control. Wen Shu-hui, et al 

- Method for Automatic Counting of Steel Bars Based on Mathematical Morphology. Liu Xiao-yu, et al 

- Study of the Embedded Control Systems of Modular Industrial Robots. Gao Jian-fu, et al 

- Online Learning Control of an Intelligent Mobility Aid Using CMAC Neural Network. Feng Dong, et al 

- Research on the Feedback Stabilization Control Problem of a Tractor-trailer Mobile Robot. Zhang Yong, et al 

- Design of Diagnostic Expert System for Elevator System Based on FTA. Zong Qun, et al 

- Radar Fault Diagnosis Based on Wavelet Transformation and LS-SVM. Tu Wang-ming, et al 

- Application of Fuzzy Control with Parameter Self-Adjusting in Correction Controller. Xu Yao-liang, et al 

- Research on the System of Human-Machine Interaction for Electromechanical Products. Niu Dong-fang, et al 

- Research of Ground -based All Sky Automatic Imager. Zhang Yong-hong, et al 

- Designed of Sewage Monitor System Based on WINCC and Zigbee. Li Ming-he, et al 

- Data-driven Predictive Control for Wind Turbine Pitch Angle. Ji Zhi-cheng, et al 

- A Stability Criterion for a Class of Bio-Economic Systems. Zhou Bo, et al 

- PDC Control Method for Image-based Visual Servoing. Wang Ting-ting, et al 

- Dynamic Triggering and Cooperation Based Lifespan Optimization of WSN Nodes. Song Yun-zhong, et al 

- Research on Simulation and Prediction of Ship Rolling in Ocean Waves. Jiang Li-Ping, et al 

- Rotor Speed Estimate Method for Sensorless Vector Control of BLDCM. Guo Yu-qian,et al 

- Specific Harmonic Detection Algorithm for Active Power Filter. Ma Li-xin, et al 

- H∞ Output Feedback Control for a Class of Switched Singular Systems. Shi Shu-hui 

- Research of Hybrid Model for COREX Gas Compression System. Dong Shi-jian, et al 

- Developing and Designing of OSB former for 50 000m3/year. Zhao Cheng-ming, et al 

- Short-Term Forecasting of PV Capacity Based on Extreme Learning Machine in Similar Days. Liu Shi-rong, et al 

- Coil Temperature Prediction Modelling of Electromagnetic Control Valve and Resistant Temperature Judgment. Xi Jian-zhong, et al 

 

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3.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice 

Contributed by: Tobias Glück, cep@acin.tuwien.ac.at

 

Control Engineering Practice 

Volume 21, Issue 6, June 2013 

 

IFC - Editorial Board 

- B. Matthews, I.K. Craig, Demand side management of a run-of-mine ore milling circuit, Pages 759-768 

- Zewei Zheng, Wei Huo, Zhe Wu, Autonomous airship path following control: Theory and experiments, Pages 769-788 

- Patrick Opdenbosch, Nader Sadegh, Wayne Book, Intelligent controls for electro-hydraulic poppet valves, Pages 789-796 

- A. Akhenak, E. Duviella, L. Bako, S. Lecoeuche, Online fault diagnosis using recursive subspace identification: Application to a dam-gallery open channel system, Pages 797-806 

- Xiaoliang Ma, Magnus Jansson, A model identification scheme for driver-following dynamics in road traffic, Pages 807-817 

- Octavio Pozo Garcia, Vesa-Matti Tikkala, Alexey Zakharov, Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Integrated FDD system for valve stiction in a paperboard machine, Pages 818-828 

- Damiano Rotondo, Fatiha Nejjari, Vicenç Puig, Quasi-LPV modeling, identification and control of a twin rotor MIMO system, Pages 829-846 

- Mario di Bernardo, Alessandro di Gaeta, Umberto Montanaro, Josep M. Olm, Stefania Santini, Experimental validation of the discrete-time MCS adaptive strategy, Pages 847-859 

- R. Marino, S. Scalzi, P. Tomei, C.M. Verrelli, Fault-tolerant cruise control of electric vehicles with induction motors, Pages 860-869 

- João Figueiredo, Miguel Ayala Botto, Manuel Rijo, SCADA system with predictive controller applied to irrigation canals, Pages 870-886 

- Andrea Garulli, Anders Hansson, Sina Khoshfetrat Pakazad, Alfio Masi, Ragnar Wallin, Robust finite-frequency analysis of uncertain systems with application to flight comfort analysis, Pages 887-897 

 

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3.4 Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems 

Contributed by: Lars Gruene, lars.gruene@uni-bayreuth.de 

 

Table of Contents, Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS), 

Volume 25, Number 2, http://link.springer.com/journal/498/25/2/page/1 

 

- Model reduction of time-delay systems using position balancing and delay Lyapunov equations, Elias Jarlebring, Tobias Damm, Wim Michiels, 147-166 

- An explicit state-space solution to the one-block super-optimal distance problem, J. Kiskiras, I. M. Jaimoukha, G. D. Halikias, 167-196 

- Max–plus matrix method and cycle time assignability and feedback stabilizability for min–max–plus systems, Yuegang Tao, Guo-Ping Liu, Xiaowu Mu, 197-229 

- Algorithms for polynomial spectral factorization and bounded-real balanced state space representations, P. Rapisarda, H. L. Trentelman, H. B. Minh, 231-255 

- Design of a flight control architecture using a non-convex bundle method, Marion Gabarrou, Daniel Alazard, Dominikus Noll, 257-290 

 

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3.5 Contents: Asian Journal of Control 

Contributed by: Li-Chen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

 

Asian Journal of Control 

Vol.15, No.2 March, 2013 

Contents 

 

Regular papers: 

- Multilayer Minimum Projection Method with Singular Point Assignment for Nonsmooth Control Lyapunov Function Design. Hisakazu Nakamura and Nami Nakamura 

- An Active Disturbance Rejection Based Approach to Vibration Suppression in Two-Inertia Systems. Shen Zhao and Zhiqiang Gao 

- Hybrid Model Predictive Power Management of a Fuel Cell-Battery Vehicle. Richard T. Meyer, Raymond A. DeCarlo, Peter H. Meckl, Chris Doktorcik, and Steve Pekarek 

- A Quasi-Sliding Mode Observer-Based Controller for Pmsm Drives. M.L. Corradini, G. Ippoliti, S. Longhi, D. Marchei, and G. Orlando 

- Nonlinear Robust Tracking Control of A Quadrotor Uav on Se(3). Taeyoung Lee, Melvin Leok, and N. Harris McClamroch 

- Periodically Time-Varying Memory State-Feedback for Robust H2 Control of Uncertain Discrete-Time Linear Systems. Yoshio Ebihara 

- On Generalised Stein’S Inequalites and The Inertias of Their Solutions: Application to Pencil Finite Root-Clustering. B. Sari, O. Bachelier, and D. Mehdi 

- Clinical Decision Support and Closed-Loop Control for Intensive Care Unit Sedation. Wassim M. Haddad, James Bailey, Behnood Gholami and Allen Tannenbaum 

- Asynchronous Distributed Algorithms for Heading Consensus of Multi-Agent Systems with Communication Delay. Qin Li and Zhong-Ping Jiang 

- E-Optimal Value and Approximate Multidimensional Dual Dynamic Programming. A. Nowakowski 

- Iterative Learning Control for Nonlinear Systems: A Bounded-Error Algorithm. Kamen Delchev 

- Monotone Smoothing Splines Using General Linear Systems. Masaaki Nagahara and Clyde F. Martin 

- Robust Pid-Psd Controller Design: Bmi Approach. Vojtech Veselý and Danica Rosinová 

- Exponential H Filtering for Discrete-Time Switched State-Delay Systems under Asynchronous Switching. Yan Zheng, Gang Feng, and Jianbin Qiu 

- An Adaptive Output Feedback Dynamic Surface Control for A Class of Nonlinear Systems with Unknown Backlash-Like Hysteresis. Xu Zhang and Yan Lin 

- Passivity Analysis and Synthesis for A Class of Discrete-Time Switched Stochastic Systems with Time-Varying Delay. Jie Lian and Zhi Feng 

- Decentralized Dynamic Coverage Control for Mobile Sensor Networks in A Non-Convex Environment. Cheng Song, Gang Feng, and Yong Wang 

- Connectivity Preserving Flocking without Velocity Measurement. Lin Wang, Xiaofan Wang and Xiaoming Hu 

- Adaptive Decentralized Nn ControloOf Nonlinear Interconnected Time-Delay Systems with Input Saturation. Tieshan Li, Dan Wang, Junfang Li, and Yongming Li 

- Active Heave Compensation Control of Rovs. Jia-Wang Li, Tong Ge, and Xu-Yang Wang 

- Blast Furnace System Modeling by Multivariate Phase Space Reconstruction and Neural Networks. Shi-hua Luo, Chuan-hou Gao, Jiu-sun Zeng, and Jian Huang 

- Discrete-Time Adaptive Ilc for Non-Parametric Uncertain Nonlinear Systems with Iteration-Varying Trajectory and Random Initial Condition. R. H. Chi, Z. S. Hou, S. T. Jin, and D. W. Wang 

- A New Observer-Type Consensus Protocol for Linear Multi-Agent Dynamical Systems. Yu Zhao, Guanghui Wen, Zhisheng Duan, Xiang Xu, and Guanrong Chen 

- Reliable H Filtering for Mixed Time-Delay Systems with Stochastic Nonlinearities and Multiplicative Noises. S. P. Wen, Z. G. Zeng, and T. W. Huang 

 

Brief papers: 

- Adaptive Dynamic Surface Control of a Hypersonic Flight Vehicle with Improved Tracking. Waseem Aslam Butt, Lin Yan and Amezquita S. Kendrick 

- Dynamic Output Feedback Disturbance Rejection Controller Design. Jeang-Lin Chang 

- Robust Fault-Tolerant Control Of Launch Vehicle via Gpi Observer and Integral Sliding Mode Control. Dang-Jun Zhao, Yong-Ji Wang, Lei Liu, and Zhi-Shen Wang 

- The Exponential Stability for a Class of Hybrid Systems. Zhi-E Lou and Yan Gao 

- Delay-Dependent Exponential Stability for Discrete-Time Singular Switched Systems with Time-Varying Delay. Lijun Zhang and Jiemei Zhao 

 

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3.6 Contents: Journal of Control Theory and Applications 

Contributed by: Zou Tiefeng, tfzou@scut.edu.cn

 

Table of Contents of Journal of Control Theory and Applications 

Vol. 11, No. 2, May 2013 

 

Regular papers 

- Modeling and analysis of singular systems via orthogonal triangular functions. S. Ghosh, A. Deb, S. R. Choudhury, G. Sarkar P.141 

- Cooperative learning with joint state value approximation for multi-agent systems. X. Chen, G. Chen, W. Cao, M. Wu P.149 

- Learning from NN output feedback control of nonlinear systems in Brunovsky canonical form. W. Zeng, C. Wang P.156 

- Finite-time control with H-infinity constraints of linear time-invariant and time-varying systems. Y. Guo, Y. Yao, S. Wang, B. Yang, K. Liu, X. Zhao P.165 

- Identification and application of nonlinear dynamic load models. J. Yang, M. Wu, Y. He, Y. Xiong P.173 

- Fast two-dimensional weighted least squares techniques for the design of twodimensional finite impulse response filters. R. Zhao, X. Lai P.180 

- Controllability results for damped second-order impulsive neutral integrodifferential systems with nonlocal conditions. G. Arthi, K. Balachandran P.186 

- Dynamic observer-based controllers for linear uncertain systems. A. Golabi, M. T. H. Beheshti, M. H. Asemani P.193 

- Optimization of earth observation satellite system based on parallel systems and computational experiments. X. Liu, Y. Chen, Y. Chen, R. He P.200 

- PD-based trajectory tracking control in automatic cell injection system. W. Xu, C. Cai, Y. Zou P.207 

- Decentralized robust control of multiple static var compensators via Hamiltonian function method. Y. Liu, J. Li, B. Chu, H. Tang, L. Zhang P.215 

- Robust dynamic surface control of flexible joint robots using recurrent neural networks. Z. Miao, Y. Wang P.222 

- Model predictive control for constrained uncertain piecewise linear systems. D. Li, Y. Xi, Y. Zou P.230 

- Adaptive sampling immune algorithm solving joint chance-constrained programming. Z. Zhang, L. Wang, M. Liao P.237 

- LMI solutions for H-two and H-infinity decentralized controllers applied to an aerothermic process. N. Bennis, M. Ramzi, M. Haloua, H. Youlal P.247 

- Robust H-infinity filter for a class of polytopic Delta operator systems. Y. Zhang, R. Zhang P.255 

 

Brief papers 

- A robust output-feedback adaptive dynamic surface control for linear systems with input disturbance. M. Song, Y. Lin P.261 

- Feedback stabilization for a class of discontinuous systems driven by integrator. J. Zhang, T. Shen P.268 

- Symplectic feedback using Hamiltonian Lie algebra and its applications to an inverted pendulum. J. L. Espiro, C. M. Poblete P.275 

- Robust nonlinear controller design of wind turbine with doubly fed induction generator by using Hamiltonian energy approach. B. Wang, Y. Qian, Y. Zhang P.282 

- Synchronized output regulation of switching networks based on synchronization observer. T. Jiang, Y. Li P.288 

- Synchronous control for high-accuracy biaxial motion systems. Y. Xiao, Y. Pang, X. Ge, J. Sun P.294 

- Second-order terminal sliding mode control for hypersonic vehicle in cruising flight with sliding mode disturbance observer. R. Zhang, C. Sun, J. Zhang, Y. Zhou P.299 

- Leader-following consensus of multi-agent systems with switching topologies and time-delays. L. Guo, X. Nian, H. Pan P.306 

- A fuzzy-rule-based Couzin model. H. Dong, Y. Zhao, S. Gao P.311 

- Modeling and boundary control of a flexible marine riser coupled with internal fluid dynamics. Y. Liu, H. Huang, H. Gao, X. Wu P.316 

 

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3.7   CFP: Acta Automatica Sinica 

Contributed by: Tansel Yucelen, tansel.yucelen@ae.gatech.edu

 

Call for Papers for Acta Automatica Sinica, Special Issue on “Extensions of Reinforcement Learning and Adaptive Control” 

 

Adaptive control is a proven method for learning feedback controllers for systems with unknown dynamic models, exogenous disturbances, nonzero setpoints, and unmodeled nonlinearities. Adaptive control has been applied for years in process control, industry, aerospace systems, vehicle systems, and elsewhere. Reinforcement learning (RL) refers to a broad class of methods for improving control policies based on observation of the performance or value of current policies. RL allows the learning of optimal controls in real-time using data measured along system trajectories. RL is closely tied theoretically to both adaptive control and optimal control. Recent work has shown how to use RL to develop new forms of adaptive controllers that converge to optimal control solutions in real time and to effectively deal with some existing open problems in adaptive control such as handling unmatched uncertainties. 

Developed methods include approximate dynamic programming, integral reinforcement learning, temporal difference, adaptive function approximation, and others. 

However, there are many methods in adaptive control, iterative learning control, model predictive control, and elsewhere that hold out the hope of improving the design of RL for feedback control. On the other hand, there remain many techniques in RL that have not yet been exploited for adaptive feedback control.

The purpose of this special issue is to present a body of work that shows how to more closely integrate and cross-fertilize techniques from adaptive control and from RL. Applications of RL in adaptive feedback control have by and large employed performance indices based on tracking errors measured along system trajectories. However, RL techniques include a far broader range of methods including planning, episodic learning, learning with reduced information, optimal control for Markov decision processes and more that have not been fully explored for feedback control design.

 

Topics of interest in this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

• Reinforcement learning on different time scales for both mission planning and feedback control

• Optimal Adaptive learning systems based on generalized performance measures with reduced or intermittent information

• Relations among episodic RL, iterative learning control and adaptive control 

• Use of past stored data to improve adaptive learning systems (i.e. experience replay)

• Design of adaptive learning systems with limited data, actuator limitations, process noise, and measurement noise.

• Relations of model predictive control and approximate dynamic programming 

• Extensions of RL to cooperative multi-agent systems and large-scale systems. 

• Applications of adaptive and reinforcement learning methods in multi-player games

• Adaptive and reinforcement learning methods in distributed and hybrid systems 

• Model-free or data-driven control approaches for linear or nonlinear systems 

 

Guest Editors 

Frank L. Lewis, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

Warren Dixon, University of Florida. 

Zhongsheng Hou, Beijing Jiaotong University 

Tansel Yucelen, Georgia Institute of Technology. 

 

Contact email Dr. Tansel Yucelen tansel.yucelen@ae.gatech.edu 

 

Time Line and Deadlines 

August 31, 2013 Submissions due 

April 30, 2014 Anticipated publication date 

 

Submission of Manuscript 

Papers should be prepared in English and should be submitted on the journal website http://www.aas.net.cn/en/index.asp and conform to the guidelines listed there. Manuscripts should be clearly marked as being submitted to the Special Issue on “Reinforcement Learning and Adaptive Control,” editors F.L. Lewis, W. Dixon, Zhongsheng Hou and T. Yucelen. After submission, please send an email to tansel.yucelen@ae.gatech.edu

 

Acta Automatica Sinica is an advanced academic periodical affiliated with CAA, the Chinese Association of Automation, and CASIA, the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Readers are assumed mainly as researchers, professors, engineers, and post- and undergraduate students in the field of automation science and technology. The journal publishes monthly high-quality papers in either Chinese or English on original theoretical and experiment research and development in the area of automation. The coverage of this journal includes but is not limited to (1) Automatic control; (2) Systems theory and engineering; (3) Automation engineering and applications; (4) Computer-aided technology for automation systems;(5) Robotics; (6) Artificial intelligence and intelligent control; (7) Pattern recognition and image processing; (8) Information processing and service; (9) Network based automation.

 

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3.8 CFP: Asian Journal of Control

Contributed by: Li-Chen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

 

Call for papers 

“Tensor Product (TP) Model Transformation-based Control System Design” 

A Special Issue of Asian Journal of Control 

http://www.ajc.org.tw 

 

The topic of the special issue belongs to multi-objective control design based on quasi Linear Parameter Varying (qLPV) models and Linear Matrix Inequality (LMI) based optimization. 

The special issue focuses on the Tensor Product (TP) model transformation that is capable of constructing and manipulating polytopic representations of given qLPV models, and can be applied generally without analytical intervention, regardless of whether the model is in the form of dynamics equations derived from basic principles, or the outcome of soft computing based identification techniques such as neural networks or fuzzy logic, or the combination of these. It reveals the Higher Order Singular Value Decomposition (HOSVD) based canonical invariant characteristics of qLPV models and serves as a polytopic convex hull manipulation framework. Since the conservativeness of the solution and the resulting control performance are greatly influenced by the polytopic convex hull, therefore besides manipulating LMI’s for controller design, which is the widely adopted approach, the TP model transformation based design focuses on the systematic modification of the polytopic convex hull. 

This key novelty has the potential to set forth a new direction in control system design. 

 

The main aim of the special issue is to summarize the state of the art results of this new design direction and to present new results of theoretical and practical aspects. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

•Bridging various identification techniques to polytopic model based design via TP model transformation 

•Control performance optimization based on the combination of convex hull manipulation and LMI based design 

•Role of the HOSVD based canonical form in polytopic modeling 

•Investigation of the TP model transformation based design in engineering problems 

 

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. 

 

Guest Editors: 

Prof. Péter Baranyi 

Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Computer Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary 

Email: baranyi@sztaki.mta.hu 

Prof. Yeung Yam 

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Email: yyam@mae.cuhk.edu.hk 

 

Important Dates: 

Deadline for submissions June 30, 2013 

Completion of First Review October 31, 2013 

Completion of Final Review February 28, 2014 

Receipt of Final Manuscript March 31, 2014 

Publication (Tentatively Vol.16, No. 4) July 31, 2014 

 

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 the 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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4. Conferences 

 

4.1 International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences 

Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

 

ICNPAA 2014 World Congress: 

Mathematical problems in engineering, sciences and aerospace 

Narvik University, Norway 

July 15, 2014 – July 18, 2014 

 

On behalf of the International Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the ICNPAA 2014 World Congress: 10th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences, which will be held at Narvik University, Norway 

Please visit the web site : http://icnpaa.com/index.php/icnpaa/2014 for all details Please visit the web site : http://www.icnpaa.com 

AIAA, Narvik University, Norway , Norut Narvik, Norway, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden , AIP, etc co-sponsored event 

Conference Proceedings will be published by AIP: The Online version of the proceedings will be published simultaneously with the printed book and all conference participants and committees will have free access for one year. 

 

AIP Conference Proceedings articles are indexed in Thomson Reuters’ Index  to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP) and can be accessed in their Web of Science database directly with AIP CONF PRO as the publication name. 

In addition, AIP Conference Proceedings are indexed in: Astrophysics Data System (ADS), Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Crossref, EBSCO Publishing, Electronic Library Information Navigator (ELIN), Sweden, Elsevier - SCOPUS, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Thomson Reuters (ISI), SWETS 

 

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4.2 World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control

Contributed by: Lisa Vickers, info@ifac2014.org

 

19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control 

 

The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2014) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 24-29 August 2014. The theme of the congress will be "Promoting automatic control for the benefit of humankind". Submissions will be accepted from June 2013 and delegate registration will open in October 2013. If you would like to subscribe to the congress newsletter, please contact the IFAC 2014 Congress Secretariat on info@ifac2014.org.

 

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4.3 European Control Conference

Contributed by: Colin Jones, colin.jones@epfl.ch

 

The 12th European Control Conference (ECC13) will be held in Zurich, Switzerland from July 17 to July 19, 2013. 

 

Highlights: 

- Three plenary and six semi-plenaries by leading experts 

- 15 parallel tracks featuring tutorials, invited and regular seasons 

- Four workshops offered the day before the conference on July 16, 2013 

- Lab tours of several top institutes at ETH Zurich 

 

For more information please visit the conference webpage at http://www.ecc13.ch 

 

The European Control Conference (ECC) has been organized every two years under the auspices of the European Control Association (EUCA) and from 2013 on it will take place annually. The conference will bring together academic and industrial professionals in the field of systems and control, and promote scientific cooperation and exchanges within the European Union and between Europe and the rest of the world. ECC13 will be hosted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), with Prof. M. Morari serving as the General Chair, Prof. L. Guzzella as the General Vice-Chair, and Prof. J. Lygeros as the International Program Committee Chair. The ECC13 program features a number of plenary lectures, semi-plenary lectures, contributed papers, invited papers, tutorial sessions, and pre-conference workshops by leading researchers. 

 

Important dates: 

Early registration until: May 3, 2013 

Conference: July 17 - 19, 2013 

 

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5. Workshops and Graduate Schools

 

5.1 Workshop on Decision Making Algorithms for Unmanned Vehicles 

Contributed by: Krishna Kalyanam, krishnak@ucla.edu

 

Decision Making Algorithms for Unmanned Vehicles 

Organizers: Sivakumar Rathinam, Krishnamoorthy Kalyanam, Swaroop Darbha 

Venue: American Control Conference, Washinton DC, June 16, 2013 

 

Speakers from Air Force Research Lab: Dr. Meir Pachter, Dr. Krishnamoorthy Kalyanam

Speaker from University of Florida: Dr. Pramod Khargonekhar 

Speakers from Texas A & M University: Dr. Sivakumar Rathinam and Dr. Swaroop Darbha

 

This workshop is focused on disseminating recent advances in the area of decision making algorithms for Unmanned Vehicles (UVs). Small autonomous UVs are seen as ideal platforms for many military applications such as monitoring targets, mapping a given area, aerial/road surveillance and civil applications such as search and rescue missions, reconnaissance, fire monitoring etc. The main advantage of using these vehicles is that they can be used in situations where a manned mission is dangerous and/or is not possible. Even though there are several advantages in using small UVs, these vehicles have resource constraints due to their limited computational and sensing capabilities. To successfully realize a mission involving UVs, one has to optimally use the available resources often in the presence of uncertainty, motion and sensing constraints, and possibly adversarial action. This workshop brings together practitioners from the academia and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), to provide a complete picture of the challenges behind UVs mission planning, specification, scheduling and real-time optimization. The talks in this workshop will discuss open problems, touch upon various issues in the area of UV decision making, provide practical solutions for some of the underlying problems and also illustrate the theoretical background behind the techniques. In particular, the talks will focus on the following topics:

 

1.An overview of UV decision making problems under uncertainty 

2.Constrained motion planning algorithms for a collection of UVs 

3.Approximation algorithms for UVs with resource and motion constraints 

4.Role of information in dynamic games involving UVs and adversaries 

5.Approximate linear programming methods for stochastic dynamic programs and its application to UVs

6.Intruder isolation and capture on a road network using partial and delayed information 

 

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5.2 International Workshop on Smart City: Control and Automation Perspectives 

Contributed by: Tariq Samad, tariq.samad@honeywell.com

 

International Workshop on Smart City: Control and Automation Perspectives 

Hangzhou, China; August 27 - 29, 2013 

 

We invite all interested control engineers and scientists to a first-of-a-kind event in an emerging and globally important research field!

This workshop, supported in part by the IEEE CSS Outreach Fund, will focus on various aspects of smart cities and their interconnections: buildings, energy, transportation, security, water, and others. The program will include invited plenary lectures, contributed paper sessions, and panel discussions. Expected outcomes include the identification of key areas of research for the controls community and opportunities for international and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Hangzhou is the largest city in Zhejiang Province and is renowned for its natural beauty and its historical and cultural heritage. Sixteen pilot smart city projects are under way in the province that will be presented in the workshop and can provide test beds for control-related research.

General Co-Chairs: Anke Xue, President, Hangzhou Dianzi University; Tariq Samad, Corporate Fellow, Honeywell | Program Chair: Ming Ge, Hangzhou Dianzi University

For more information, visit http://smartcity.hdu.edu.cn/ or write to smartcity@hdu.edu.cn.

Abstract submission deadline: June 10, 2013 

 

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5.3 Workshop on Verification and Control of Stochastic Hybrid Systems

Contributed by:  Alessandro Abate, Alessandro.Abate@cs.ox.ac.uk

 

We would like to announce a workshop on 'Verification and Control of Stochastic Hybrid Systems,' to be held at the European Control Conference, ECC 2013, in Zurich, on July 16, 2013. 

 

Presenters lineup: 

Alessandro Abate 

Tembine Hamidou 

Holger Hermanns 

Jianghai Hu 

Maryam Kamgarpour 

Maria Prandini 

 

The registration is open to all students and researchers. 

Workshop website: http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl/~aabate/SHStaECC13.html 

Registration website: http://www.ecc13.ch/workshops.html#w1 

 

We look forward to meeting you in Zurich. 

Maryam Kamgarpour and Alessandro Abate

 

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5.4 Workshop on Health Management, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Systems

Contributed by: Youmin Zhang, Youmin.Zhang@concordia.ca

 

ACC 2013 Pre-Conference Workshop on "Health Management, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Systems" 

 

Welcome to the following Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshop to be offered at the 2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), Washington, D.C., USA, June 16, 2013: "Health Management, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Systems" 

 

Organizers and Speakers: Youmin Zhang (Concordia University, Canada), Camille Alain Rabbath (Concordia University, Canada), YangQuan Chen (University of California, Merced, USA), Christopher Edwards (University of Exeter, UK), Cameron Fulford (Quanser Inc., Canada), Khashayar Khorasani (Concordia University, Canada), Hugh H.-T. Liu (University of Toronto, Canada), Vicenç Puig (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Didier Theilliol (University of Lorraine, France) 

 

Unmanned systems including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAVs or UAS), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles (USVs/UUVs) etc are gaining more and more attention during the last a few years due to their important contributions and cost-effective applications in several tasks such as monitoring, surveillance, search, rescue, as well as military and security applications. Benefited from the recent significant advances and development of UAVs, development and application of fault-tolerant control as well as cooperative control techniques with small/miniature UAVs have been emerged and developed quickly in recent years, since UAVs provide a cheap and operative experimental testbed for development, implementation, and testing the latest developed health management, fault-tolerant, and cooperative guidance, navigation and control techniques. 

 

The workshop will demonstrate the state-of-the-art techniques and development in health management, Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD), Fault-Tolerant Guidance, Navigation and Control (FT-GNC), as well as multi-vehicle cooperative GNC techniques. Overview of past, current and future research activities and research and development outcomes on the health management, fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, and cooperative control applications with emphasis to UAVs will be presented, which include aircraft such as quadrotor rotary- and fixed-wing UAVs; Linear and nonlinear techniques for modeling, fault diagnosis, Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC), path and trajectory planning/re-planning, consensus algorithms and decision making, cooperative/formation flight guidance, navigation and control for networked multiple agents/UAVs, based on a set of quadrotor helicopters and fixed-wing UAVs testbeds from each presenter's group with practical application scenarios on FDD and FT-GNC of single unmanned aircraft as well as forest fire area monitoring, persistent surveillance and coverage control with multiple unmanned aircraft will be presented; reliability and safety aspects of UAVs will also be discussed, based on the experience and latest development from world-leading researchers (North America and Europe). 

 

As the future engineers/researchers in this active research, developement and application field, students are particuly welcome to register and to attend this workshop. 

Please see more details at following websites: 

Workshop website at ACC 2013: http://a2c2.org/conferences/acc2013/workshops.php 

Workshop website at Canada: http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~ymzhang/ACC2013_Workshop.htm 

Workshop website at France: http://www.acc-13-workshop.cran.uhp-nancy.fr/home.html

 

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5.5 Workshop on Fault Diagnosis, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Manned and Unmanned Systems

Contributed by: Youmin Zhang, Youmin.Zhang@concordia.ca

 

ECC 2013 Pre-Conference Workshop on "Fault Diagnosis, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Manned and Unmanned Systems" 

 

Welcome to the following Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshop #4 to be offered at the 2013 European Control Conference (ECC 2013), Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, July 16, 2013: "Fault Diagnosis, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Manned and Unmanned Systems" 

 

Organizers and Speakers: Youmin Zhang (Concordia University, Canada), YangQuan Chen (University of California, Merced, USA), Christopher Edwards (University of Exeter, UK), Cameron Fulford (Quanser Inc., Canada), Philippe Goupil (Airbus, France), Qinglei Hu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China), Hugh H.-T. Liu (University of Toronto, Canada), Andres Marcos (DEIMOS-SPACE S.L., Spain), Vicenç Puig (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Didier Theilliol (University of Lorraine, France), Antonios Tsourdos (Cranfield University, UK) 

 

Unmanned systems including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAVs or UAS), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) etc are gaining more and more attention during the last a few years due to their important contribution and cost-effective application in several tasks such as surveillance, search, rescue missions, geographic studies, military and security applications. Health management and fault-tolerant control of manned aerial vehicles have a long history since the initial research on self-repairing flight control systems in US Air Force and NASA begun in mid-1980s. However, due to safety of manned aerial vehicles to the pilot, experimental test and further practical research and development have been bounded due to such constraints. Benefited from the recent and significant advance and development of UAVs, development and application of fault-tolerant control as well as cooperative control techniques have been emerged and developed quickly in recent years, since UAVs provide a cheap and operative experimental test-bed for development, implementation, and testing the latest developed fault-tolerant and cooperative guidance, navigation and control techniques. Based on the experiences gained by the 12 different participating organizations ranging from academic institutions, research organization, and industry of the leading groups in Canada, USA, France, Spain, UAE, and UK, the workshop will demonstrate the state-of-the-art techniques and development in health management, fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant guidance, navigation and control, safety and reliability, as well as multi-vehicle cooperative guidance, navigation and control techniques. 

 

In this workshop, overview of past, current and future research activities and research outcomes on the health management, fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, and cooperative control applications with emphasis to UAVs, civilian aircraft and spacecraft will be presented, which include quadrotor rotary and fixed-wing UAVs etc. Linear and nonlinear techniques for modeling, fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, path and trajectory planning/re-planning, cooperative/formation flight guidance, navigation and control, based on a quadrotor helicopter UAV and several fixed-wing aircraft and UAVs testbeds will be presented in the workshop. Furthermore, fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, and cooperative control strategies development with practical application scenarios on persistent surveillance and coverage control with multiple unmanned systems will be presented. Multiple UAS operations toward verifiable autonomy and assessment of the potential insertion of UAS in the air transportation will also be discussed. 

 

Audience will gain information and knowledge on the latest development and applications on the active research topics in health management, fault detection and diagnosis, fault-tolerant control and cooperative control of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles by world-leading researchers from both academia and industry. 

 

Please see more details at following websites: 

Workshop website at ECC 2013: http://www.ecc13.ch/workshops.html 

Workshop website at Canada: http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~ymzhang/ECC2013_Workshop.htm 

Workshop website at France: http://www.ecc-2013.cran.univ-lorraine.fr/ 

 

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5.6 Pre-Conference Tutorial on Fault-tolerant Control and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Contributed by: Youmin Zhang, Youmin.Zhang@concordia.ca

 

ICUAS'13 Pre-Conference Tutorial on "Fault-tolerant Control and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)" 

 

Welcome to the following Full-Day Pre-Conference Tutorial to be offered at the 2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'13), Atlanta, USA, May 28, 2013: "Fault-tolerant Control and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)" 

 

Organizers and Speakers: Youmin Zhang (Concordia University, Canada), YangQuan Chen (University of California, Merced, USA), Didier Theilliol (University of Lorraine, France), Antonios Tsourdos (Cranfield University, UK) 

 

Unmanned systems including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/System (UAVs or UAS) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are gaining more and more attention during the last a few years due to their important contribution and cost-effective application in several tasks such as surveillance, search, rescue missions, geographic studies, military and security applications. Fault-tolerant control and cooperative control techniques are also benefited from the advance and development of UAVs since UAVs provide a cheap and operative experimental test-bed for development, implementation, and testing the latest developed fault-tolerant and cooperative guidance, navigation and control techniques. Based on the experiences gained by the 7 different participating organizations ranging from academic institutions, research organization, and industry of the leading groups in Canada, USA, and UK, the tutorial will demonstrate the state-of-the-art techniques and development in fault diagnosis, health management, fault-tolerant guidance, navigation and control, as well as multi-vehicle cooperative guidance, navigation and control techniques. 

 

In this tutorial, overview of our past, current and future research activities and research outcomes on the fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, and cooperative control applications to quadrotor rotary and fixed-wing UAVs will be presented. Linear and nonlinear techniques for modeling, fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, path and trajectory planning/re-planning, cooperative/formation flight guidance, navigation and control, based on a quadrotor helicopter UAV and fixed-wing UAV test beds will be presented in the tutorial. Multiple UAS operations toward verifiable autonomy and assessment of the potential insertion of UAS in the air transportation system will also be discussed. 

 

Tutorial website at ICUAS'13: http://uasconferences.com/Program.htm 

Tutorial website at Canada: http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~ymzhang/ 

 

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5.7 Workshop on Time Delay Systems – Stability & Control in Applications 

Contributed by: Rifat Sipahi, rifat@coe.neu.edu

 

Workshop on Time Delay Systems – Stability & Control in Applications 

July 16, 2013 – 9.00 am – 5.30 pm 

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland 

 

Lecturers: 

- Fatihcan M. Atay, Germany 

- Dimitri Breda, Italy 

- Wim Michiels, Belgium 

- Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, France 

- Hitay Ozbay, Turkey 

- Rifat Sipahi, USA 

 

The workshop will be held preceding the European Control Conference (http://www.ecc13.ch/) that will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, July 17-19, 2013. 

Details of the Workshop can be found at www.coe.neu.edu/~rifat

 

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6. Positions

 

6.1 PhD: L2S-Supélec, France

Contributed by: Antoine Chaillet, antoine.chaillet@supelec.fr

 

Ph.D position offer at L2S-Supélec, south of Paris, France 

Title: Advanced tools for the analysis of stability and robustness of nonlinear systems, with application to switching dynamics 

 

Short description: 

A central property tor the analysis of stability and robustness of nonlinear systems is the Input-to-State Stability (ISS), introduced by E.D. Sontag in the late eighties. This notion not only guarantees global asymptotic stability in the absence of perturbations, but also the boundedness of the responses to any bounded disturbance and the convergence to zero if disturbances vanish. ISS has contributed to numerous methodological advances in control engineering, including control under communication constraints, output feedback stabilization, optimal control, analysis of hybrid and switching systems, predictive control, neural networks, and chaotic systems. It has led to applications in domains as diverse as robotics, production lines, transportation, bio- chemical networks, or neuroscience. Despite its indisputable success, ISS remains a conservative property in practice. 

An interesting alternative, which still guarantees some robustness to exogenous inputs, was introduced in the late nineties: the integral input-to-state stability (iISS). Contrarily to ISS which links the steady-state error to the amplitude of the input signal, iISS measures the impact of the energy fed into the system. In contrast to ISS, iISS does not guarantee boundedness of solutions in presence of (even small, or vanishing) inputs. 

Recently, we have introduced an intermediary property named Strong iISS: it aims at constituting a trade-off between the strength of ISS and the generality of iISS. This notion guarantees iISS, but also boundedness of solutions in response to any input whose amplitude is below a certain threshold. The objectives of this Ph.D. thesis are: 

- To derive a necessary and sufficient characterization of Strong iISS in terms of Lyapunov functions 

- To develop control methodologies that guarantee Strong iISS of the closed-loop system 

- To study in which situations the use of saturated control laws may ensure Strong iISS 

- To exploit the notion of Strong iISS in the context of systems that switch between different dynamics. 

 

Prerequisite: 

While aiming at practical methodologies, the contribution expected from this Ph.D. thesis will mostly be of a theoretical nature. The selected candidate is expected to have strong interest and sufficient background in mathematics, especially in the tools linked to the study of dynamical systems. Knowledge in the Lyapunov analysis of stability of nonlinear systems would be appreciated. Candidates with engineering, mathematics or physics background will be considered. Good level of English is required, French is not mandatory. 

 

Developed skills: 

The skills developed at the occasion of this Ph.D. include a wide and deep knowledge of the methodologies for the analysis of stability and robustness of nonlinear systems. This knowledge will be particularly profitable for candidates aiming at an academic career. This Ph.D. experience will contribute to develop the capacity of initiative, the autonomy, but also the ability to work in a team. It will also develop the ability to conduct a research project, and to present his/her results at the occasion of oral presentations and article writing. 

 

Team: 

L2S, UMR 8506, Orsay (south of Paris, France) 

http://www.l2s.supelec.fr 

 

Further details and application: 

http://www.ed-stits.fr/theses/detail-sujet-de-these/126 

 

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6.2 PhD: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Contributed by: Ivan Markovsky, imarkovs@vub.ac.be

 

The department ELEC (http://wwwtw.vub.ac.be/elec/) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, offers a funded PhD position in System Identification, focused on numerical methods in the behavioral setting. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. 

 

We are looking for a candidate with strong background in numerical linear algebra, optimization, and system theory. Experience in both theoretical and applied aspects of system identification is an advantage. Candidates should have excellent English language skills, and they should be willingly to acquire basic knowledge of the Dutch language to facilitate the integration in our international team. 

 

The open position fits into the ERC starting grant "Structured low-rank approximation: Theory, algorithms, and applications" (http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~imarkovs/slra.html). This project covers a wide range of applications and the PhD research topic can be adapted to the interest of the applicant. A major element of the project is the development of the software package (https://github.com/slra/slra). In order to apply, contact me by email with CV and statement of research interests.

 

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6.3  PhD: The University of Sheffield, UK

Contributed by: Andrew Mills, a.r.mills@sheffield.ac.uk

 

PhD: Industrial CASE PhD Studentship: Prognosis for Gas Turbine Engine Health Management in collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc. 

Funding: Full EPSRC studentship for 3.5 years 

 

The research programme will focus on developing innovative technology for gas turbine power systems for civil and marine applications. These are subject to operational degradation that, over time, will reduce their performance. For effective fleet management, the ability to predict this degradation (prognosis) is seen as an increasingly important part of modern health monitoring. Prognostics enable forward predictions of e.g. time-to-failure, thus offering a route to increase time-in-service and reduced fleet-wide operational costs. 

 

The expected outcome of this PhD study will be to produce a step change in the way prognosis is currently performed. The PhD will use industrial data as a basis for creating state-of-the-art predictive models and develop techniques for the proper aggregation of widely differing data-types and a variety of information sources. Techniques from machine learning, such as Bayesian statistics, system identification, time series analysis and system dynamics will be employed to provide prognostic and diagnostic tools and methodological procedures. A minimum of six months worth of placements within Rolls-Royce will provide opportunities to engage with engineers dealing first-hand with health management and will enable you to understand and, ultimately, influence the management of complex systems degradation. 

 

You should have an excellent first degree in a relevant branch of engineering, mathematics, statistics or physics, and be strongly numerate with an aptitude for programming. You will be an excellent communicator in both written and spoken English. For further details, eligibility information and instructions on application please visit: 

 

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/scholarships/projects/prognosis 

 

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6.4 PhD: Norwegian University of Technology and Science

Contributed by: Morten Hovd, morten.hovd@itk.ntnu.no

 

PhD scholarship in Controller Performance Monitoring 

 

The Engineering Cybernetics Department at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) has an opening for a PhD scholarship in the area of Controller Performance Monitoring. The scholarship is for four years. 

Control systems for large plants are themselves large-scale systems, and automated techniques are essential for monitoring and fault detection (as opposed to monitoring and fault detection of the controlled plant). The PhD student will investigate the use of adaptive data analysis techniques for root cause detection of distributed oscillations in large plants. 

The ideal candidate will have obtained a strong Master's degree in Engineering Cybernetics / Control Engineering, preferably specializing in identification, state estimation, or fault detection. Alternatively, candidates with a strong background in signal processing or statistics may be considered. For candidates with such alternative backgrounds, familiarity with time series analysis including higher order spectral analysis is preferred,and some knowledge of feedback control is required. Candidates should have strong communication and cooperation skills. 

For further details and application submission, please go to http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=93375

 

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6.5 PhD: IMT Lucca, Italy

Contributed by: Alberto Bemporad, a.bemporad@imtlucca.it

 

PhD Positions in Control Systems at IMT Lucca 

Deadline: July 17 2013, 6 pm (Italian time) 

http://phd.imtlucca.it 

 

Applications are now being accepted for a PhD in Control Systems within the 2013/14 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it). The curriculum in Control Systems, embedded within the Computer, Decision, and Systems Science (CDSS) track of the PhD program, is oriented towards model-based control of dynamical systems and decision-making algorithms, including embedded optimization algorithms for control and management of stochastic, networked, and large-scale dynamical systems. The main focus is on the development of models, algorithms, verification methods and software tools for such systems, and their application in problems in industrial interest. 

Students will participate in basic courses, held in English and common to all students of the track, that provide students with the necessary missing background in algorithms, discrete and continuous mathematics, probability theory, and control theory. Core courses, conceived for all students of the track, provide the basic concepts and theoretical foundations for understanding the research field of the different curricula. Advanced courses are mainly conceived as curriculum-specific and introduce students to state-of-the-art results in control theory and optimization. In addition to courses, the program is enriched by research seminars that are offered to transmit highly specific and avant-garde concepts and, at the same time, are accessible to a wide student audience. Students will also work in close collaboration with the Dynamical Systems, Control, and Optimization (DYSCO) research unit (http://dysco.imtlucca.it/). 

PhD students, besides receiving the standard research scholarship of €13,600/year (amount established by Italian law), are offered on-campus housing on a brand-new and fully integrated campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca, and daily access to the canteen. Students also get the opportunity to spend research periods abroad during the program.

 

To find out more about the institute, the requirements for admission and how to apply, please see http://phd.imtlucca.it 

The deadline for applications is July 17th 2013, 6 pm Italian time. 

 

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6.6 Post-Doc: Lakehead University, Canada

Contributed by: Abdelhamid Tayebo, atayebi@lakeheadu.ca

 

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the department of electrical engineering at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The project is related to the problems of estimation and control of aererial vehicles as well as multi-agent cooperative control. 

 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Electrical, aerospace or mechanical engineering (or related discipline) with excellent background in control theory. Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of at least three referees to: 

 

Prof. Abdelhamid Tayebi 

e-mail: atayebi@lakeheadu.ca 

url: http://flash.lakeheadu.ca/~tayebi/ 

 

PS. Note that only selected applicants will be contacted.

 

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6.7  Post-Doc: The University of Sheffield, UK 

Contributed by: Roderich Gross, r.gross@sheffield.ac.uk

 

Research Associate/Post-Doc - Modular Reconfigurable and Evolutionary Robotic Systems

 

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering 

Job reference number: UOS006388 

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term from 1 June 2013 to 1 August 2014 

Salary: Grade 7 (£28,685 to £30,424 per annum) 

Closing Date: 15th May 2013 

 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher) to work on the EPSRC-sponsored project 'Evo-Bots - From Intelligent Building Blocks to Living Things' (http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K033948/1). This post offers an outstanding opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Our long-term vision is to create the first non-biological living system through evolution in the natural world. The project takes arguably a radical approach: creating living systems by synthesising their building blocks from scratch. The research programme will study Evo-bots, which are energy-autonomous mobile robots / mechatronic modules. Evo-bots control when to move; however, their direction of motion is entirely dictated by the environment. By controlling how Evo-bots physically interact with each other (a process called self-assembly), the system can give rise to novel forms of life and its evolution.

 

The post holder will be working in Dr Roderich Gross' Natural Robotics Lab (http://naturalrobotics.group.shef.ac.uk). The lab is part of the Sheffield Centre for Robotics (http://www.scentro.ac.uk), which offers a brand-new robotics laboratory of ca. 800 sq m. The position will incur a regular exchange with and visits of Dr Francesco Mondada's group at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Lausanne, Switzerland. Applicants should have a good honours degree, hold, or be near completion of, a PhD (or equivalent research experience) in a related discipline such as robotics, mechatronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science, and have a track record of research and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. The successful applicant will have knowledge in system design, rapid prototyping, embedded computing, sensors and their processing, actuators and their control and have good overall IT skills. Previous research experience in the design, implementation and study of miniature robotic/mechatronic systems is highly desirable. The post is fixed-term from 1 June 2013 to 1 August 2014.

 

For more detailed information about the job and to apply visit https://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs (Job reference number: UOS006388). Please note that pop-up windows must not be blocked.

 

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6.8 Post-Doc: Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy

Contributed by: Carmen Del Vecchio, c.delvecchio@unisannio.it

 

Post Doc Position available at the Department of Engineering Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy 

Title: Smart Grid Optimization 

Referent: Prof. Luigi Glielmo (email glielmo@unisannio.it) 

The Automatic Control Group of the Università degli Studi del Sannio is taking part in two European Projects (involving more than 15 partners from 5 European Countries) aiming at developing an open source management tool enabling the optimal and controlled balance of the energy production and consumption in distribution networks with massive distributed energy production and large scale RES plants. 

Our ideal candidate has a sound knowledge of control and optimization methods and an interest in both theoretical research and applications to practical problems are desired. Research experience is expected in at least one of the following areas: model predictive control, dynamic optimization, stochastic optimization, control systems design based on optimization methods. Previous experience with applications of control/optimization to smart grids and energy markets is a plus, but candidates with experience in other application areas are welcome. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Engineering or Mathematics with a focus on control or optimization are preferable, and they should have a good record of high-impact international publications. 

The salary will be determined according to candidate profile and curriculum; it will range between €1600-2000. 

 

The selected candidate will join a friendly team of 8 PhD students, 4 post Docs and 5 Professors with several expertise in identification, control and optimization of dynamical systems. The attracting but not distracting environment of the town of Benevento is an additional plus. 

 

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6.9 Post-Doc: Peking University, Beijing, China

Contributed by: Jiandong Wang, jiandong@pku.edu.cn

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship: College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China 

 

Description: We are seeking candidates for several post-doctoral positions at the College of Engineering, Peking University, to conduct research in one or more of the following research topics: 

1. Energy consumption assessment and optimization for large buildings 

2. Safety, stability and control of power systems for smart grids in China 

3. Advanced industrial process control and performance monitoring 

4. System identification and signal processing 

All the concrete problems to be attacked in the above research topics have very strong industrial motivations, and the achieved results are expected to be applied into industrial practice. 

Required Qualifications: The candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. Degree (or be near completion) in a relevant field and to have published/accepted articles on related topics. 

 

Application materials: 

1. A detailed CV 

2. A brief research statement 

 

Contact: Prof. Jiandong Wang 

Email: jiandong@pku.edu.cn, 86-01-6275-3856 

 

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6.10 Post-Doc: Irstea, France

Contributed by: Johan Carlier, johan.carlier@irstea.fr

 

Post-Doc: Irstea, Rennes (France) 

Post-doctoral Research Associate in fluid flow control 

 

Title: Closed-loop vision-based control of turbulent mixing layer fluid flow 

 

Research program: 

The air flows in industrial devices for separating climatic environments are in many ways analogous to the thermal shear flow. The thermal shear flow considered is the plane thermal mixing layer induced by the merging of two streams of different velocities and different temperatures at the trailing edge of a splitter plate. The present study focuses on the active control of the mixing layer to reduce the temperature mixing between the two environments. By flow control one means acting on the flow (with plasma or blowing/suction actuators on the splitter plate) to move its current state to a desired one whatever external conditions may arise. The proposed work is to design a closed-loop vision-based control of a system that is a direct numerical simulation by a Navier-Stokes solver of turbulent mixing layer flow. Closed-loop control by visual servoing means that the control relies on visual features extracted from snapshots of the numerical simulation. 

The difficulties to overcome are the non-linearity of the Navier-Stokes equations, the unsteady desired state (succession of Kelvin-Helmholtz vortices advected downstream) and the huge dimension of the state vector that describes the current state (10^7). 

 

Context: 

- The post-doctoral candidate will closely collaborate with Johan Carlier and Christophe Collewet.

- The research work will be done at the Irstea Rennes research center (ACTA team, http://www.irstea.fr/la-recherche/unites-de-recherche/tere/acta) and INRIA Rennes research center (Fluminance team, http://www.irisa.fr/fluminance/indexFluminance.html). 

- The duration of this post-doctoral position is scheduled for 24 months with a starting in October. 

- The net salary is 1960euros/month. 

- The closing date for the application is 19/May/2013. 

 

Required skills: 

Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. Degree in automatic control with experience or extensive exposure to fluid mechanics (turbulence and numerical simulation). An excellent practice in Matlab and, to a less extent, in Fortran90 are also required. 

 

Interested candidates may send by email a detailed CV, a list of publications and two reference letters. 

For more information, contact: 

- Johan Carlier <Johan.Carlier@irstea.fr> 

- Christophe Collewet <christophe.collewet@inria.fr> 

 

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6.11 Visiting Scholar: Deakin University, Australia

Contributed by: Yong Xiang, yxiang@deakin.edu.au

 

There is an opening of Visiting Scholar at the School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia. The duration of the position is six months or twelve months. The candidate must have a strong background in signal processing, communications, image processing, or a related area. Deakin University will cover the candidate's return airfare and living expenses in Australia (up to A$450 a week). 

 

To apply, please send your CV together with a cover letter to Associate Professor Yong Xiang 

(email: yxiang@deakin.edu.au; webpage:  http://www.deakin.edu.au/~yxiang/). 

 

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6.12  Research Fellow: The University of Melbourne, Australia

Contributed by: Peter Dower, pdower@unimelb.edu.au

 

Research fellow in max-plus/idempotent methods and optimal control 

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia

 

A post-doctoral research fellow with an excellent research background in applied mathematics (or equivalent) is sought to conduct mathematical systems theory research with emphasis on the development of new theory, tools and highly efficient numerical algorithms for the solution of nonlinear optimal control problems, integro-differential differential equations, and two-point boundary value problems via max-plus / idempotent methods. The successful applicant must have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent qualification, with particular emphasis on max-plus / idempotent methods. For further details, see the position description at http://www.jobs.unimelb.edu.au (search for position no. 0031102).

 

Salary: $59,646 - $80,939 p.a. (Level A) or $85,203 - $101,175 p.a. (Level B) plus 9% superannuation. The level of appointment is subject to the appointee's research record, qualifications and experience.

Employment type: Full-time fixed term for 1.5 years (18 months). For further details, please contact Peter Dower (pdower@unimelb.edu.au) 

 

Position description is available at http://www.jobs.unimelb.edu.au (search for position no. 0031102)

Applications must be submitted to http://www.jobs.unimelb.edu.au 

Closing date: 20 May 2013 

 

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6.13  Research Fellow: The University of Melbourne, Australia

Contributed by: Erik Weyer, ewey@unimelb.edu.au

 

Research Fellow in System Identification. 

 

A Research Fellow position in the area of System Identification is available in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. The Research Fellow will conduct research on the topic of finite sample properties of system identification methods. Topics include development and analysis of theoretical properties of system identification methods in a stochastic setting with particular emphasis on the LSCR (Leave-out Sign-dominant Correlation Regions) and SPS (Sign-Perturbed Sums) ideas. Development and implementation of numerical algorithms are essential parts of this position and good programming skills are required. 

The position is available for two years. The salary is in the range $85,203– $101,175 p.a., plus employer superannuation contribution of 9%. The closing date is the 3rd of June 2013. To obtain further details or to apply, please go to www.jobs.unimelb.edu.au and search for position number 0031246 or search for the keywords system identification.

 

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6.14  Research Fellow: The University of Sheffield 

Contributed by: Debbie Proctor, d.proctor@sheffield.ac.uk

 

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield 

 

Research Associate/Fellow in Control Systems Engineering 

University Technology Centre (UTC) in Control and Systems Engineering supported by Rolls-Royce 

Closing date: 21st May 2013 

www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs 

Ref: UOS006436 

 

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6.15  Research Fellow: Exeter University, UK 

Contributed by: Christopher Edwards, c.edwards@exeter.ac.uk

 

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences 

Exeter University, Exeter, UK 

Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow (Ref. P44732) 

 

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow to contribute to Exeter’s commitments to the FP7 funded project RECONFIGURE. This will involve: 

1. The development of advanced parameter and fault estimation / diagnosis approaches. 

2. The development of reconfigurable guidance and control approaches. 

3. Integration issues and integrated approaches for estimation, diagnosis and guidance and control systems. 

 

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be expected to be well versed with state of the art fault detection and fault tolerant control methods, or techniques which can be applied to these areas. Knowledge of sliding mode control techniques would be an asset. An interest in aerospace systems will also be an advantage. 

The starting salary will be from £24,766 per annum on Grade E up to £36,298 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience. 

For further information please contact Prof C Edwards, e-mail c.edwards@ex.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1392 726632 To apply please send your completed application form, your CV and covering letter with the contact details of three referees to c.edwards@ex.ac.uk, quoting the job reference P44732. 

 

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6.16 Research Associate: University of New South Wales, Australia 

Contributed by: Hendra Nurdin, h.nurdin@unsw.edu.au

 

Research Associate 

Salary Level A: A$78,666 - A$84,141 per year (plus 9% employer superannuation plus leave loading). 

 

A position exists in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (EE&T) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for a postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research on methods and algorithms for model reduction of open Markov quantum systems within an Australian Research Council funded project. 

The ideal applicant will have a PhD degree (or expect to receive a PhD degree by June 2013) in control theory, physics, mathematical physics, or applied mathematics, and have familiarity with control theory and one or more of the following topics: (a) quantum mechanics and quantum probability, open Markov quantum systems, and Hudson-Parthasarathy quantum stochastic differential equations (QSDEs), (b) Model reduction, stochastic differential equations, and stochastic dynamical systems (linear and nonlinear), and (c) probability theory, Markov processes, and stochastic dynamical systems (linear and nonlinear). 

 

Applicants are required to address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application. The full position description and a link to the online application can be found at: http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/26041303.html 

 

This is a full-time appointment fixed term for one year, with very good prospects for renewal for another year. 

Having read the documentation you may direct any inquiries to Dr Hendra Nurdin via telephone (+61 2) 9385 7556 or email: h.nurdin@unsw.edu.au 

Applications close: 24 May 2013 

 

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6.17  Faculty: University of New South Wales, Australia

Contributed by: Ian Petersen, i.r.petersen@gmail.com

 

Professor and UNSW Canberra Fellow (Space Engineering) 

School of Engineering and Information Technology 

Ref: SEIT 30602 

Salary: To Be Negotiated 

 

Applications are invited for the position of Professor and UNSW Canberra Fellow at UNSW Canberra (Space Engineering) at the Australian Defence Force Academy - the Canberra campus of the University of New South Wales. As Professor and UNSW Canberra Fellow, you will take a leading role in helping to shape and develop nationally and internationally leading research groups. You are a scholar of the highest international standing, with an outstanding record of research and publication and the ability to teach and inspire others.

 

To discuss this position, please contact Professor Michael Frater, Rector, UNSW Canberra on (02) 6268 8700 or email recoffice@adfa.edu.au.

Downloads: 

Information Pack: http://hr.unsw.adfa.edu.au/d_files/SEIT30602PD.pdf 

Information Sheet: http://hr.unsw.adfa.edu.au/d_files/SEIT30602IS.pdf 

 

UNSW Canberra is offering an attractive remuneration package including generous superannuation, leave provisions and relocation assistance (if applicable). Funding will also be made available for complementary appointments and facilities to support your research and teaching.

Applications, including a covering letter and full CV addressing the selection criteria, including details for three referees should be received no later than 9:00 am Tuesday 12th June 2013. Applications should be submitted to Steve Nadudvary, HR Manager, UNSW Canberra at s.nadudvary@adfa.edu.au.

Applications Close: 9:00 am on 11 June 2013

 

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6.18  Faculty: Queen Mary University of London, UK

Contributed by: Henri Huijberts, H.J.C.Huijberts@qmul.ac.uk

 

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions and was ranked 11th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) according to the Guardian. Queen Mary University of London joined the elite Russell Group of UK universities in August 2012. 

Following a successful earlier recruitment phase, the College has released further posts in the School of Engineering and Materials Science as part of the wider, on-going investment in research excellence.  

 

Positions available: Chair in Aerospace Engineering  & Positions in Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems (all ranks) 

 

* Chair in Aerospace Engineering * 

The post is part of a strategy to expand research and teaching in Aerospace Engineering. Applicants with research interests in the areas of Aerodynamics, Control, Flight Mechanics, Space Systems Engineering, Aerospace Structures, and Computational Mechanics of  Novel Aerospace Materials are particularly encouraged. 

The post-holder is expected to provide research leadership in the area and will have a proven track record in research income generation and research achievement, demonstrated through publications. Research should enhance and/or complement existing research strengths within the School's research groups, as indicated below. A commitment to high quality teaching is also essential to support our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering and Materials Science. 

Research in the School is centred on three main research activities comprising Modelling & Simulation in Engineering Systems, Biomedical Engineering & Materials and Materials Science & Engineering. 

The successful applicant will join the research group in Modelling & Simulation in Engineering Systems, involving specialists in computational and experimental methods. The School has excellent computational facilities including access to in-house parallel computing, as well as experimental facilities including wind tunnels. 

The post is available immediately and is a full time, permanent post. 

Professorial salary will be by negotiation within the professorial range. A generous academic support package will be available. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Lee (d.a.lee@qmul.ac.uk). Further details about the College and School are available at: www.qmul.ac.uk and www.sems.qmul.ac.uk. 

A more detailed job specification and application form can be found via the HR website: www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/ under the reference number - QMUL1824 

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 May 2013. 

Interviews are expected to be held during May/June 2013 

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality 

 

* Positions in Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems (all ranks) * 

These appointments reflect the College's commitment of investment to strengthen research activities in Modelling & Simulation in Engineering Systems and enhance the School as a centre of research of international standing. 

Current research areas of the Modelling & Simulation in Engineering Systems research group include: Finite, discrete & boundary element and meshless numerical methods; Stochastic reduced order models; Modelling, simulation and control of thermofluid, aerospace, energy, solid mechanical and biomedical systems; Multi-scale materials modelling. 

The successful applicants will have a proven track record or outstanding potential for research income generation and research achievement, demonstrated through publications. At senior levels the ability to provide research leadership is expected. Research should enhance and/or complement existing research strengths within the research group. 

A commitment to high quality teaching is also essential to support our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in the broad areas of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering and Materials Science, including Biomedical Materials. 

Applications are also welcome from groups of staff. 

Lecturer - Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems Ref QMUL1836 

Senior Lecturer - Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems Ref QMUL1835 

Reader - Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems Ref QMUL1833 

Professor - Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems Ref QMUL1831 

The post is available immediately as a full time and permanent post. 

A generous academic support package will be available. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, interest free season ticket and defined benefit pension scheme. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Lee (d.a.lee@ qmul.ac.uk). Further details about the College and School are available at: www.qmul.ac.uk and www.sems.qmul.ac.uk. 

A more detailed job specification and application process can be found via the HR website: www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/ by searching for the relevant reference number. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 May 2013.  

Interviews are expected to be held during May/June 2013.

 

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6.19 Faculty: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden  

Contributed by: Thomas Gustafsson, tgu@ltu.se

 

Luleå University of Technology is looking for a assistant professor in automatic control. The position is a tenure track position and the candidates will perform research with a substantial experimental component, published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major conferences. The position includes teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students, and to acquire funding for PhD and Postdoc projects. Applications include, but are not limited to, plant wide optimization of sustainable process industries, automation of heavy vehicles and wireless sensor networks. 

 

For more information: http://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en 

Deadline for application: May 17, 2013. Send electronic application to registrator@ltu.se citing ref no 1175-13. 

Contact: Professor Thomas Gustafsson, +46920491323, tgu@ltu.se

 

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6.20 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology, China

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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