September 2013 - E-LETTER

Issue Number: 
300
Issue Date: 
September 2013

E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing

Issue 300

September 2013

Editor:

  • Maria Prandini Headshot Photo
    CSS Board of Governors, term ending 31 December 2017 (elected); VP Conference Activities; TAC Associate Editor; TCST Associate Editor

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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. Awards and Honors

2.1 The Nordic Process Control Award

3. Books

3.1 Model-based Health Monitoring of Hybrid Systems

 

4. Journals

4.1 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 

4.2 Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems

4.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice

4.4 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing

4.5 Contents: Control Engineering of China

4.6 CFP: Journal of Process Control

4.7 CFP: IET Control Theory and Applications

4.8 CFP: Journal of the Franklin Institute

 

5. Conferences

5.1  IFAC World Congress: CFP on Social Systems

5.2  IFAC World Congress: Call for Invited Sessions Proposals

5.3  Mathematical problems in engineering, sciences and aerospace

5.4  International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control

5.5  American Control Conference

5.6  Unmanned Aviation: Challenges for Growth

5.7  International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems

5.8  Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing

5.9  ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems

5.10 European Control Conference

 

6. Workshops and Graduate Schools

6.1 International Graduate School on Control

6.2 Time Delay Systems: Theory, Numerics, and Analytical Approaches for Applications              

 

7. Positions

7.1  PhD: Utah State University, USA

7.2  PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

7.3  PhD: INRIA/ALSTOM, France

7.4  PhD: Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

7.5  PhD: University of Leicester, UK

7.6  PhD: University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

7.7  PhD: Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain

7.8  PhD: University of Kansas, USA

7.9  PhD: The Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

7.10 PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

7.11 PhD: Texas Tech University, USA

7.12 Post-Doc: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

7.13 Post-Doc: KU Leuven, Belgium

7.14 Post-Doc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

7.15 PhD, Post-Doc, and Research Assistant positions: Politecnico di Bari, Italy

7.16 Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

7.17 Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

7.18 Research Associate Position: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

7.19 Faculty: North Carolina State University, USA

7.20 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, China

7.21 Faculty: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

7.22 Faculty: IMT Lucca, Italy

7.23 Electrical Controls Engineer: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc., Illinois,USA

 

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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 9 (September)

 

- Editorial- Continuing the Tradition of Excellence: Where We Have Been and Where We Could Go. P. Antsaklis p. 2157

- Scanning-the-Issue p. 2160

 

Papers

- A Distributed Newton Method for Network Utility Maximization, I: Algorithm. E. Wei, A. Ozdaglar, A. Jadbabaie p. 2162

- A Distributed Newton Method for Network Utility Maximization, II: Convergence. E. Wei, A. Ozdaglar, A. Jadbabaie p. 2176

- Approximately-Optimal Solutions to the Finite-Dimensional Witsenhausen Counterexample. P. Grover, S. Y. Park, A. Saha p. 2189

- Weakly-coupled Systems in Quantum Control. N. BoussaÔd, M. Caponigro, T. Chambrion p. 2205

- Stochastic Gradient Descent on Riemannian Manifolds. S. Bonnabel p. 2217

- Optimal Control on Lie Groups: The Projection Operator Approach. A. Saccon, J. Hauser, A. P. Aguiar p. 2230

- Optimal Strategies for Communication and Remote Estimation with an Energy Harvesting Sensor. A. Nayyar, T. Basar, D. Teneketzis, V. V. Veeravalli p. 2246

- Asymptotically Optimal Algorithms for One-to-one Pickup and Delivery Problems with Applications to Transportation Systems K. Treleaven, M. Pavone, E. Frazzoli p. 2261

- Flatness of Semilinear Parabolic PDEs - A Generalized Cauchy-Kowalevski Approach. B. Schörkhuber, T. Meurer, A. Jüngel p. 2277

- Controller Design of Multivariable Linear Time-Invariant Unknown Systems. W. S-W. Wang, D. E. Davison, E. J. Davison p. 2292

- Reduced Order Internal Models in Robust Output Regulation. L. Paunonen, S. Pohjolainen p. 2307

- Robust Stability and Boundedness of Nonlinear Hybrid Stochastic Differential Delay Equations. L. Hu, X. Mao, L. Zhang p. 2319

- Technical Notes and Correspondence

- LaSalle-Yoshizawa Corollaries for Nonsmooth Systems. N. Fischer, R. Kamalapurkar, W. E. Dixon p. 2333

- Structural Analysis of Laplacian Spectral Properties of Large-Scale Networks. V. M. Preciado, A. Jadbabaie, G. C. Verghese p. 2338

- On Event Triggered Tracking for Nonlinear Systems. P. Tallapragada, N. Chopra p. 2343

- Zero Forcing, Linear and Quantum Controllability for Systems Evolving on Networks. D. Burgarth, D. D'Alessandro, L. Hogben, S. Severini, M. Young p. 2349

- On Linear Solutions of the Output Feedback Pole Assignment Problem. X. A. Wang, U. Konigorski p. 2354

- Stability and Invariance Analysis of Uncertain Discrete-Time Piecewise Affine Systems. M. Rubagotti, S. Trimboli, A. Bemporad p. 2359

- Connectivity Preservation in Nonholonomic Multi-Agent Systems: A Bounded Distributed Control Strategy. A. Ajorlou, A. G. Aghdam p. 2366

- Observability of a Linear System under Sparsity Constraints. W. Dai, S. Yuksel p. 2372

- Optimal Decentralized Control of Coupled Subsystems with Control Sharing. A. Mahajan p. 2377

- Sampling Zeros of Discrete Models for Fractional Order Systems. E. A. Yucra, J. I. Yuz, G. C. Goodwin p. 2383

- Robust Adaptive Failure Compensation of Hysteretic Actuators for a Class of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems. J. Cai, C. Wen, H. Su, Z. Liu p. 2388

- A Robust MPC Algorithm for Offset-free Tracking of Constant Reference Signals. G. Betti, M. Farina, R. Scattolini p. 2394

- On the Formation Patterns Under Generalized Cyclic Pursuit. J-C. Juang p. 2401

- Extremum Seeking for Constrained Inputs. Y. Tan, Y. Li, I. Mareels p. 2405

- Stability Analysis of Second-Order Sliding Mode Control Systems with Input-Delay Using Poincare Map. X. Li, X. Yu, Q-L. Han p. 2410

- Boundary Stabilization of Equilibrium Solutions to Parabolic Equations. V. Barbu p. 2416

- On the Optimal Scheduling of Independent, Symmetric and Time-Sensitive Tasks. F. Iannello, O. Simeone p. 2421

- Design of Optimal Sparse Feedback Gains via the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers. F. Lin, M. Fardad, M. Jovanovic p. 2426

 

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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 5 (September) 

 

Papers: 

- Fault Detection of Non-Gaussian Processes Based on Model Migration. Y. Zhang, J. An, and C. Ma page 1517 

- Cyclic Variability and Dynamical Instabilities in Autoignition Engines With High Residuals.  E. Hellström, A. G. Stefanopoulou, and L. Jiang page 1527 

- Oscillation, Orientation, and Locomotion of Underactuated Multilink Mechanical Systems.  L. Zhu, Z. Chen, and T. Iwasaki page 1537 

- Modeling and High Dynamic Compensating the Rate-Dependent Hysteresis of Piezoelectric Actuators via a Novel Modified Inverse Preisach Model. S.Xiao and Y. Li page 1549 

- SI and HCCI Combustion Mode Transition Control of an HCCI Capable SI Engine. X. Yang and G. Zhu page 1558 

- Component-Based Method for the Modeling and Control of Modular Production Systems.  D. Côté and R. St-Denis page 1570 

- Proportional-Integral Control of First-Order Time-Delay Systems via Eigenvalue Assignment.  S. Yi, P. W. Nelson, and A. G. Ulsoy page 1586 

- Vision-Based Spacecraft Relative Navigation Using Sparse-Grid Quadrature Filter. B. Jia and M. Xin page 1595 

- Modeling and Velocity Control for a Novel Narrow Vehicle Based on Mobile Wheeled Inverted Pendulum.  J. Huang, F. Ding, T. Fukuda, and T. Matsuno page 1607 

- Optimal Excitation Force Design in Indentation-Based Rapid Broadband Nanomechanical Spectroscopy: Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Example.  Z. Xu and Q. Zou page 1618 

- Control of Towing Kites for Seagoing Vessels. M. Erhard and H. Strauch page 1629 

- Multivariable Control and Optimization of a Compact 6-DOF Precision Positioner With Hybrid H2/H∞ and Digital Filtering.  J. C. Silva-Rivas and W.Kim page 1641 

- Horizon-1 Predictive Control of Automotive Electromagnetic Actuators. R. M. Hermans, M. Lazar, I. V. Kolmanovsky, and S. D. Cairano page 1652 

- Online Estimation of Ship Dynamic Flexure Model Parameters for Transfer Alignment.  W. Wu, S. Chen, and S. Qin page 1666 

- Cyber Security of Water SCADA Systems—Part II: Attack Detection Using Enhanced Hydrodynamic Models.  S.Amin, X. Litrico, S.S. Sastry, and A.M. Bayen page 1679 

- Active Target Tracking and Cooperative Localization for Teams of Aerial Vehicles.  F. Morbidi and G. L. Mariottini page 1694 

- Robust Control of Motion/Force for Robotic Manipulators With Random Time Delays. Y. Kang, Z. Li, X. Cao, and D. Zhai page 1708 

- Health-Aware Coverage Control With Application to a Team of Small UAVs. J.-S. Marier, C. A. Rabbath, and N. Léchevin page 1719 

- Integrated Optimal Formation Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. J. Wang and M. Xin page 1731 

- Online Parameterization of Lumped Thermal Dynamics in Cylindrical Lithium Ion Batteries for Core Temperature Estimation and Health Monitoring.  X. Lin, H. E. Perez, J. B. Siegel, A. G. Stefanopoulou, Y. Li, R. D. Anderson, Y. Ding, and M. P. Castanier page 1745

- Optimal Partitioning for the Decentralized Thermal Control of Buildings. V. Chandan and A. Alleyne page 1756 

- Combined Signal and Model-Based Sensor Fault Diagnosis for a Doubly Fed Induction Generator.  B. Boulkroune, M. Gálvez-Carrillo, and M. Kinnaert page 1771 

- Quantized-Input Control Lyapunov Approach for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives.  G. Prior and M. Krstic page 1784 

- Disturbance Margin for Quantifying Limits on Power Smoothing by Wind Turbines. B. G. Rawn, P. W. Lehn, and M. Maggiore page 1795 

- Synthesis of Optimal Finite-Frequency Controllers Able to Accommodate Passivity Violations.  J. R. Forbes and C. J. Damaren page 1808 

- Toward 4-D TrajectoryManagement in Air Traffic Control: A Study Based on Monte Carlo Simulation and Reachability Analysis. K.Margellos and J.Lygeros page 1820 

- Development of an Approach Toward Comprehensive Identification of Hysteretic Dynamics in Piezoelectric Actuators.  L. Liu, K. K. Tan, C. S. Teo, S.-L. Chen, and T. H. Lee page 1834 

- Observer-Based Feedback Control for Stabilization of Collective Motion. S. Napora and D. A. Paley page 1846 

- Discrete-Time Framework for Fault Diagnosis in Robotic Manipulators. F. Caccavale, A. Marino, G. Muscio, and F. Pierri page 1858 

- Optimal Control of Multibattery Energy-Aware Systems. T. Wang and C. G. Cassandras page 1874 

 

Brief papers: 

- Nonlinear Attitude Observer Based on Range and Inertial Measurements. S. Brás, R. Cunha, C. J. Silvestre, and P. J. Oliveira page 1889 

- Real-Time Middleware for Networked Control Systems and Application to an Unstable System.  K.-D. Kim and P. R. Kumar page 1898 

- Sampled Data Model Predictive Control of a Voltage Source Inverter for Reduced Harmonic Distortion.  S. Almér, S. Mariéthoz, and M. Morari page 1907 

- Kalman Filtering Compensated by Radial Basis Function Neural Network for Seam Tracking of Laser Welding.  X. Gao, X. Zhong, D. You, and S. Katayama page 1916 

- Robust Adaptive Attitude Tracking on SO(3) With an Application to a Quadrotor UAV.  T. Lee page 1924 

- Exploiting the Trifocal Tensor in Dynamic Pose Estimation for Visual Control. H. M. Becerra and C. Sagüés page 1931 

- Adaptive Tracking Control of a Common Rail Injection System for Gasoline Engines: A Discrete-Time Integral Minimal Control Synthesis Approach.  U. Montanaro, A. di Gaeta and V. Giglio page 1940 

- State-Space Approach to Modeling and Ripple Reduction in AC–DC Converters. H. Pham, H. Jung, and T. Hu page 1949 

- Speed Tracking of a Linear Induction Motor-Enumerative Nonlinear Model Predictive Control.  J. Thomas and A. Hansson page 1956 

- Cyber Security of Water SCADA Systems—Part I: Analysis and Experimentation of Stealthy Deception Attacks. S.Amin, X.Litrico, S.Sastry, and A.M.Bayen page 1963 

- Microstepping With Nonlinear Torque Modulation for Permanent Magnet Stepper Motors.  W. Kim, D. Shin, and C. C. Chung page 1971 

- Network-Based Rehabilitation System for Improved Mobility and Tele-Rehabilitation.  J. Bae, W. Zhang, and M. Tomizuka page 1980 

- Model Predictive Control for a Multicompartment Respiratory System. H. Li and W. M. Haddad page 1988 

 

Comments and corrections: 

- Corrections to “A Minimum Parameter Adaptive Approach for Rejecting Multiple Narrow-Band Disturbances With Application to Hard Disk Drives”. X. Chen and M. Tomizuka page 1996 

 

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2. Awards and Honors

 

2.1 The Nordic Process Control Award

Contributed by: Sigurd Skogestad, skoge@ntnu.no

 

James B. Rawlings receives the Nordic Process Control  

 

The Nordic Process Control Award is awarded for lasting and significant contributions to the field of process control. The 13th recipient of this award is James B. Rawlings, Professor of chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, who received the award for his seminal contributions to the theory of Model Predictive Control (MPC). 

 

The award was presented to Professor Rawlings on August 22, 2013 during the 18th Nordic Process Control Workshop held at the University of Oulu in Finland. The title of his inspiring award lecture was: "Model Predictive Control: Its Interesting Past and Bright Future". 

 

Previous winners of the Nordic Process Control Award: 

1995: Howard H. Rosenbrock 

1997: Karl Johan Åstrøm 

1998: F. Greg Shinskey 

2000: Jens G. Balchen 

2001: Charles R. Cutler 

2003: Roger W. Sargent 

2004: Ernst Dieter Gilles 

2006: Manfred Morari 

2007: Jacques Richalet 

2009: John MacGregor 

2010: Graham C. Goodwin 

2012: Lorenz T. Biegler 

 

For more information on the working group and a copy of the slides from the award lecture, see: 

www.nt.ntnu.no/users/skoge/npc 

 

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3. Books

 

3.1 Model-based Health Monitoring of Hybrid Systems

Contributed by: Danwei Wang, edwwang@ntu.edu.sg

 

WANG, Danwei, YU, Ming, LOW, Chang Boon, and AROGETI, Shai, "Model-based Health Monitoring of Hybrid Systems", Springer New York, June 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4614-7368-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-7369-5 (Online), DOI10.1007/978-1-4614-7369-5.

 

This book explains theoretical and experimental works related to diagnosis and prognosis of hybrid systems using hybrid bond graph modeling. It offers an overview of the fundamentals of diagnosis, prognosis and hybrid bond graph modeling. This book describes a framework of hybrid bond graph based quantitative fault detection, isolation and estimation. Moreover, it also presents strategies to track the system mode and predict the remaining useful life under multiple fault condition. A real world complex hybrid system- a mobile robot steering control system is studied using the developed fault diagnosis method to exhibit practical significance. The material of this book is solely based on the result of several own research projects and our personal interactions with many leading figures in this area have motivated us to write this book.

 

In this book, the latest contributions to the area of model-based fault diagnosis and prognosis using hybrid bond graph are presented to understand the health monitoring process better and help the researchers in their future research. The book is written for undergraduate and graduate students with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer science background. It also serves as an introduction material for practicing engineers as well as academic researchers. With these aims, the scope of the book covers the following subjects: modeling of hybrid systems, quantitative hybrid bond graph-based fault detection and isolation, fault parameter identification, mode tracking techniques, application of real time fault diagnosis to a vehicle steering system, and multiple failure prognosis.

 

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4. Journals

 

4.1 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 

Contributed by: Jae-Bok Song, Editor-in-Chief, journal@ijcas.com

 

International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS) ISSN: 1598-6446 

http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/12555 

Indexed in: Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC, Google Scholar, ProQuest, Academic OneFile, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology, EI-Compendex, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by Serial Solutions

 

Table of contents 

Vol. 11, No. 4, August 2013 

 

- Consensus of Linear Multi-Agent Systems Subject to Actuator Saturation. Airong Wei, Xiaoming Hu, and Yuzhen Wang, pp.649-656. 

- Robust Synchronization of Dynamical Network with Impulsive Disturbances and Uncertain Parameters. Cong Zheng and Jinde Cao, pp.657-665. 

- Finite-gain Lp Consensus of Multi-agent Systems. Xi Yang and Jinzhi Wang, pp.666-674.

- Inverse Optimal Adaptive Stochastic Gain Assignment for a Class of Nonlinear Systems with Markovian Jump. Chuan-Rui Wang, Xing-Hu Wang, and Hai-Bo Ji,pp.675-682. 

- Stabilization of Stochastically Singular Nonlinear Jump Systems with Unknown Parameters and Continuously Distributed Delays. Quanxin Zhu, pp.683-691. 

- Absolute Exponential Admissibility of Switched Descriptor Delayed Systems with Sector-Bounded Nonlinearity. Xiuyong Ding, Xiaoming Fan, and Xiu Liu,pp.692-703. 

- Sparse Structured Non-fragile H∞ Controller Design for Linear Systems. Wei-Wei Che, Guang-Hong Yang, and Xiao-Zheng Jin, pp.704-710. 

- Data Filtering based Least Squares Algorithms for Multivariable CARAR-like Systems.  Dong-Qing Wang, Feng Ding, and Da-Qi Zhu, pp.711-717. 

- Partial Feedback Linearization Control of a Three-Dimensional Overhead Crane. Le AnhTuan, Soon-Geul Lee, Viet-HungDang, Sangchan Moon, and ByungSoo Kim, pp.718-727.

-  Robust Control Guaranteeing Uniform Ultimate Boundedness for a Class of Mismatched Uncertain Parabolic Distributed Parameter Systems.  Hai-Long Xing, Dong-Hai Li, and Wen-Shan Cui, pp.728-733.

- Input-to-State-Stability modular Command Filtered Back-stepping Attitude Control of a Generic Reentry Vehicle.  Yuehui Ji, Qun Zong, Bailing Tian, and Helong Liu, pp.734-741.

- Real-Time Nonlinear Programming by Amplitude Modulation. Kyoungchul Kong and Masayoshi Tomizuka, pp.742-751. 

- Optimal Scheduling of a Communication Channel for the Centralized Control of a Platoon of Vehicles. Tae Hyun Fang, Deuk Jae Cho, and Jae Weon Choi, pp.752-760.

- Iterated Square Root Unscented Kalman Filter for Maneuvering Target Tracking using TDOA Measurements. Panlong Wu, Xingxiu Li, and Yuming Bo, pp.761-767. 

- A Teleoperation System for Micro Positioning with Haptic Feedback. Reza Seifabadi, Seyed Mehdi Rezaei, Saeed Shiry Ghidary,and Mohammad Zareinejad, pp.768-775.

- Collision Detection Algorithm Robust to Model Uncertainty. Chang-Nho Cho and Jae-Bok Song, pp.776-781. 

- Distance Measurement of Zooming Image for a Mobile Robot. Hongwei Gao, Jinguo Liu, Yang Yu, and Yangmin Li, pp.782-789. 

- A Fast and Efficient Image Registration Algorithm using Outlier Rejection Technique based on Subimage. Dong Won Yang and Do Jong Kim, pp.790-797. 

- Auto-positioning of Sliding Planes Based on Virtual Force. Eun Ho Kim, Kyung Woon Kwak, Young Kook Kim, Soohyun Kim, Byung Man Kwak, In Gwun Jang, and Kyung-Soo Kim, pp.798-804.

- Algebraic Solution to Minimum-Time Velocity Planning. Gabriele Lini, Aurelio Piazzi, and Luca Consolini, pp.805-814. 

- Reliability-Based Camera Handoff for Cooperative Tracking with Multiple Pan-Tilt Cameras. Kyung H. Jeong, Jeong S. Choi, and Beom H. Lee, pp.815-825. 

- Human Biometric Identification through Integration of Footprint and Gait. Heesung Lee, Byungyun Lee, Jin-Woo Jung, Sungjun Hong, and Euntai Kim, pp.826-833.

- Automatic Multi-thresholds Selection for Image Segmentation based on Evolutionary Approach. Quoc Bao Truong and Byung Ryong Lee, pp.834-844. 

- Adaptive Exponential Synchronization in pth Moment of Neutral-Type Neural Networks with Time Delays and Markovian Switching.  Wuneng Zhou, Yan Gao, Dongbing Tong, Chuan Ji, and Jian’an Fang, pp.845-851.

- The Improved Upper Solution Bounds of the Continuous Coupled Algebraic Riccati Matrix Equation.  Juan Zhang and Jianzhou Liu, pp.852-858.

 

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4.2 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 3, http://link.springer.com/journal/498/25/3/page/1 

 

- Characterization of hysteresis processes, Fayçal Ikhouane, 291-310 

- Characterization of feedback Nash equilibria for multi-channel systems via a set of non-fragile stabilizing state-feedback solutions and dissipativity inequalities, Getachew K. Befekadu, Vijay Gupta, 311-326

- Linear positive control systems on time scales. Controllability, Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, 327-343

- Feedback stabilization of abstract neutral linear control systems, S. Zamorano, H. R. Henríquez, 345-386

- Control of shallow water and sediment continuity coupled system, Ababacar Diagne, Abdou Sène, 387-406

- Explicit approximate controllability of the Schrödinger equation with a polarizability term, Morgan Morancey, 407-432

 

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4.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice

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

 

Control Engineering Practice, Volume 21, Issue 10, October 2013

 

- Shuning Zhang, Fuli Wang, Dakuo He, Runda Jia, Online quality prediction for cobalt oxalate synthesis process using least squares support vector regression approach with dual updating, Pages 1267-1276

- Yunong Zhang, Weibing Li, Xiaotian Yu, Huarong Wu, Jun Li, Encoder based online motion planning and feedback control of redundant manipulators, Pages 1277-1289

- Paul Freeman, Peter Seiler, Gary J. Balas, Air data system fault modeling and detection, Pages 1290-1301

- Cassius Z. Resende, Ricardo Carelli, Mário Sarcinelli-Filho, A nonlinear trajectory tracking controller for mobile robots with velocity limitation via fuzzy gains, Pages 1302-1309

- Wojciech Paszke, Eric Rogers, Krzysztof Galkowski, Zhonglun Cai, Robust finite frequency range iterative learning control design and experimental verification, Pages 1310-1320

- Limin Wang, Shengyong Mo, Hongyi Qu, Donghua Zhou, Furong Gao, H8 design of 2D controller for batch processes with uncertainties and interval time-varying delays, Pages 1321-1333

- Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Ricardo Bencatel, João Borges de Sousa, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Receding horizon flight control for trajectory tracking of autonomous aerial vehicles, Pages 1334-1349

- O. Gaye, E. Moulay, S. Brémond, L. Autrique, R. Nouailletas, J.F. Artaud, Y. Orlov, Robust stabilization of the current profile in tokamak plasmas using sliding mode approach in infinite dimension, Pages 1350-1358

- Lei Xie, Yu Cong, Alexander Horch, An improved valve stiction simulation model based on ISA standard tests, Pages 1359-1368

- Huide Zhou, Rachid Bouyekhf, Adbellah El Moudni, Modeling and entropy based control of urban transportation network, Pages 1369-1376

- S. Bezzaoucha, B. Marx, D. Maquin, J. Ragot, Nonlinear joint state and parameter estimation: Application to a wastewater treatment plant, Pages 1377-1385

- François Delmotte, Michel Dambrine, Sabrina Delrot, Sylvain Lalot, Fouling detection in a heat exchanger: A polynomial fuzzy observer approach, Pages 1386-1395

- Chunhui Zhao, Youxian Sun, Subspace decomposition approach of fault deviations and its application to fault reconstruction, Pages 1396-1409

- M. Beschi, M. Berenguel, A. Visioli, L.J. Yebra, Constrained control strategies for disturbance rejection in a solar furnaces, Pages 1410-1421

- Ivan Markovsky, A software package for system identification in the behavioral setting, Pages 1422-1436

- Rshdee Alhakim, Emmanuel Simeu, Kosai Raoof, Novel control for delay-locked loop in IR-UWB communication systems, Pages 1437-1454

 

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4.4 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 

Contributed by: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg

 

Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 

Editor-in-chief: Zhiping Lin 

 

Table of Contents 

 

Volume 24, Number 1, March 2013 

- Distributed stabilisation of spatially invariant systems: positive polynomial approach. P. Augusta, Z. Hurák, pp. 3-21 

- Robustly stable multivariate polynomials. M. Scheicher, pp. 23-50 

- Characterizations of global reachability of 2D structured systems. R. Pereira, P. Rocha, R. Simões, pp. 51-64 

- Long-tail distribution based multiscale-multiband autoregressive detection for hyperspectral imagery. L. He, Z. Yu, Z. Gu, Y. Li, pp. 65-85 

- The delay-range-dependent robust stability analysis for 2-D state-delayed systems with uncertainty. J. Yao, W. Wang, Y. Zou, pp. 87-103 

- Efficient 2-D DOA estimation for coherent sources with a sparse acoustic vector-sensor array. Z. Liu, X. Ruan, J. He, pp. 105-120 

- A Cramér Rao bounds based analysis of 3D antenna array geometries made from ULA branches. D.T. Vu, A. Renaux, R. Boyer, S. Marcos, pp. 121-155 

- Extending the concept of IIR filtering to array processing using approximate spatial  IIR structure. F. Wen, B.P. Ng, V.V. Reddy, pp. 157-179 

- A novel fuzzy system for edge detection in noisy image using bacterial foraging. O.P. Verma, M. Hanmandlu, A.K. Sultania, A.S. Parihar, pp. 181-198 

- The analysis and design of two-dimensional nearly-orthogonal symmetric wavelet filter banks.  Y. Zhao, M.N.S. Swamy, pp. 199-218 

 

Volume 24, Number 2, June 2013 

- Special issue on “Challenges, trends and solutions for 3-D imaging techniques”. E.A.B. da Silva, C.L. Pagliari 219 

- Mode selective interpolation for stereoscopic 3D video in frame-compatible top-bottom packing. C.S. Won, pp. 221-233 

- Analysis of frame-compatible subsampling structures for efficient 3DTV broadcast. R. Mohedano, C. Muñoz, J. Cabrera, F. Jaureguizar, N. García, pp. 235-253 

- Quality assessment of auto-stereoscopic rendering depending on positioning accuracy of multi-view capture systems’ components. M. Ali-Bey, N. Manamanni, S. Moughamir, pp. 255-279 

- A perceptual metric for stereoscopic image quality assessment based on the binocular energy. R. Bensalma. M.-C. Larabi, pp. 281-316 

- Tele-immersive environments for rehabilitation activities: an empirical study on proprioception. K. McHenry, P. Bajcsy. M. Frogley. R. Kooper, pp. 317-330 

- A new cost effective 3D measurement audit and model comparison system for verification tasks. K. Vaiapury, A. Aksay, X. Lin, E. Izquierdo, C. Papadopoulos, pp. 331-377 

- Reconstruction of coarse depth estimates using hierarchical image partitions. C. Dorea, R.L. de Queiroz, pp. 379-393 

 

Volume 24, Number 3, September 2013 

- Stability analysis and control design for 2-D fuzzy systems via basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. X. Chen, J. Lam, H. Gao, S. Zhou, pp. 395-415 

- Efficient 2-D based algorithms for WLS designs of 2-D FIR filters with arbitrary  weighting functions. R. Zhao, X. Lai, pp. 417-434 

- Design of three-dimensional adaptive IIR notch filters. N. Piyachaiyakul, C. Charoenlarpnopparut, pp. 435-446 

- Improved design of unimodular waveforms for MIMO radar. S. Zhuang, X. Zhu, pp. 447-456 

- An adaptive extraction of generalized eigensubspace by using exact nested orthogonal complement structure. T.D. Nguyen, N. Takahashi, I. Yamada, pp. 457-483 

- Two-dimensional extension of variance-based thresholding for image segmentation. F. Nie, Y. Wang, M. Pan, G. Peng, P. Zhang, pp. 485-501 

- A stochastic analysis of distance estimation approaches in single molecule microscopy: quantifying the resolution limits of photon-limited imaging systems 

S. Ram, E.S. Ward, R.J. Ober, pp. 503-542 

- A new class of multi-dimensional Teager-Kaiser and higher order operators based on directional derivatives. F. Salzenstein, A.O. Boudraa, T. Chonavel, pp. 543-572 

- Fast DOA estimation of incoherently distributed sources by novel propagator. Z. Zheng, G. Li, pp. 573-581 

- Multi-dimensional Capon spectral estimation using discrete Zhang neural networks.  A. Benchabane, A. Bennia, F. Charif, A. Taleb-Ahmed, pp. 583-598 

 

Volume 24, Number 4, December 2013 

Editorial 

- Special issue on Multidimensional systems theory and control. L. Ntogramatzidis, K. Ga1kowski 599-600 

Papers 

- Geometric techniques for implicit two-dimensional systems. L. Ntogramatzidis, M. Cantoni 601-620 

- Analysis and design of unknown input observers for a class of 2-D nonlinear systems.  L. Wang, H. Xu, L. Xu, Z. Lin 621-635 

- Control of linear extended nD systems with minimized sensitivity to parameter uncertainties.  E. Rafaj1owicz, W. Rafaj1owicz 637-656 

- On the existence of an optimal solution of the Mayer problem governed by 2D continuous  counterpart of the Fornasini-Marchesini model. D. Bors, M. Majewski 657-665 

- Robust stability of hybrid Roesser models against parametric uncertainty: a general approach. M. Ghamgui, N. Yeganefar, O. Bachelier, D. Mehdi 667-684 

- Robust H• filtering for uncertain two-dimensional continuous systems with time-varying Delays. B. El-Kasri, A. Hmamed, E.H. Tissir, F. Tadeo 685-706 

- Control law design for discrete linear repetitive processes with non-local updating structures B. Cichy, K. Ga1kowski, E. Rogers, A. Kummert 707-726 

- Robust control with finite frequency specification for uncertain discrete linear repetitive processes. W. Paszke, O. Bachelier 727-745 

 

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4.5 Contents: Control Engineering of China 

Contributed by: You Jing, youjiyun_ok@163.com

 

Control Engineering of China 

Jul 20 2013 Vol. 20 No. 4 Total 118 

 

- Method and Application of Sintered NdFeb Strip Casting Production Planning.  Liu Ye-feng,et al 

- Nonliner Control for SVG Based On Generalized Hamiltonian System Theory.  Zhang Min,et al 

- A New Stabilization Conditions for T-S Fuzzy Descriptor System.  Zhang Shuang-hong,et al 

- Improved Predictive Functional Control Algorithm and Its Application.  Guo Wei,et al 

- Ship Course Nonlinear Adaptive Backstepping Control.  Ye Bao-yu,et al 

- Detection of the Mistaken Pressing Accelerator Pedal Based on Encoder.  Yin Yi-xin,et al 

- Research on Virtual Attainable Subset of Control Allocation in Multi-effector Aircraft. Chen Yong,et al 

- The Simulation Research of Speed-sensorless Balance Control to the Two Wheels Self-balance Vehicle.  Duan Qi-chang,et al 

- The Study of Fuzzy Self-adjusted PID Control for Ship Course Based on Back Propagation Method.  Peng Xiu-yan,et al 

- Research of the Multi-protocol Port Forwarding Technology.  Chen Wei-hong,et al 

- GPC-PID Control for Boiler Intermediate Point Temperature Based on Online Identification.  Wang Jian-guo,et al 

- Research on Vibration Isolation for Closed High Speed Press.  Sun Ming-jiang,et al 

- Robustness of Sampled-data Control Systems with Generalized Hold Functions: PWC Hold and Computational Issues.  Li Xia-yu,et al 

- Investigation on Electrical Signal Energy Transmission in Human Meridian.  Tan Yong-hong,et al 

- Design of Solar Intelligent Tracking System Based on Fuzzy Algorithm.  Ma Li-xin,et al 

- Research of Brick Destacking Robot Vision Orientation System.  Liao Xiao-bo,et al 

- Research and Application of Soft Measure Based on Proximal Support Vector Machine with Competitive Clustering.  Wang Hua-qiu,et al 

- On-line Kernel Extreme Learning Machine Modelling Based on Selective Update.  Sun Chao-jiang,et al 

- Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm for Mobile Robots Based on Depth Image.  Zhang Yi,et al 

- The Design Based on DSP of Drive Control System in Electrical Vehicle.  Sun Wei,et al 

- Fuzzy Adaptive PID Control of Servo Control System for Character Inkjet Printer.  Yan Yu-wen,et al 

- An Algorithm for Sensor Hardware Redundancy Rate Based on D-guaranteed Cost Control.   Wang Fu-zhong,et al 

- Precisely Locating Eyes Based on Improved AdaBoost Algorithm.  Mei Xiao-hua,et al 

- A Kind of Chaotic Genetic Algorithm and Its Application in Sewage Treatment Process.   Xiong Wei-li,et al 

- The Optimization of Tire Die Structure Based on Numerical Simulation Analysis.  Zhang Bai-jun,et al 

- Robust Control of a Uncertain Generalized Systems Based on the LMI.  Wang Juan,et al 

- Pipe Network Optimization Based on Improved Chantic Particle Swarm Optimization.  Qiao Jun-fei,et al 

- Study of Aircraft Support Scheduling of Aircraft on Carrier Based on Space Restriction.   Wei Chang-quan,et al 

- Non-fragile H∞ Control for a Class of Singular Time-delay Systems.  Ma Yue-chao,et al 

- The Intelligent Fetching Technology Research about News.  Lv Zhen-liao,et al 

- Application of Wavelet in Shearers Motor Fault Diagnosis.  Xie Guo-min,et al 

- Wind and Solar Hybrid Lamps Testing System Based on GPRS.  Li Lian,et al 

- DKICA Fault Diagnosis of Batch Process Based on FCM Clustering Modeling.  Zhao Xiao-qiang,et al 

- Passive Control for Uncertain Time-delay Singular System with Saturation Actuators.   Yuan Min,et al 

- Design of the Integrated Simulation and Control Experimental System Based on FPGA.   Xu Lin,et al 

- Image Decomposition and Inpainting Based on Besov and Hibert-Sobolev Space.  Bai Zong-wen,et al 

- Grain Monitoring Model based on BP Neural Network.  Liu YAN-ju,et al 

- Backstepping-sliding Mode Control Based on Passive Nonlinear Observer for Dynamic Positioning Vessels.   Xia Guo-qing,et al 

- Distributed Connectivity Control in Power System.  Wang Dong-yun,et al 

- Research on the Problem of ADRC Controller Parameters Tuning Based on Hybrid Optimization Algorithm.   Shi Yun-tao,et al 

- Stability Control for Discrete Mutual Feedback Neural Network on Parallel Evolution.  Wang Kai-xing,et al 

- Data Preprocessing Outlier Detection Algorithm of Statistical Monitoring Modeling.  Xiao Ying-wang,et al 

- The Problem of Blind Alley in Net Searching and an Improved Ant Colony Optimization with Backing.  Mu Ke,et al 

- Interference Factors Analysis of PLC Control System and It's Anti-interference Measures.  Yin Jia-lin,et al 

- Study on Yaw Hysteresis Control System of Direct Drive Wind Turbine.  Hu Chang-bin,et al 

- Research on Energy Equilibrium of Li-ion Battery Series.  Shen Yan-xia,et al 

- Application of Fuzzy PID Predictive Function Control Algorithm in Excitation System.  Guo Wei,et al 

- The Design of Multiple Load Balancing and Network Ring Network Cloud Platform.  Luo Jian-feng 

- Research on Industrial Robot's Positioning Accuracy Calibration.  Yang Li-hong,et al 

 

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4.6  CFP: Journal of Process Control 

Contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang.youqing@ieee.org

 

Journal of Process Control 

Special Issue on Latest Updates of Iterative Learning Control and Their Applications

 

Iterative learning control (ILC) can “learn” from experience to improve its control performance, and it plays an important role in processes with certain repetitive nature. Contributions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Process Control devoted to the subject of latest updates of iterative learning control and their applications. The purpose of this special issue is to document the current status of research and application in this field, through a collection of original high-quality papers.

 

Only contributions that contain both theoretical contributions and relevant application results will be considered. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

- ILC design for systems with stochastic noises 

- ILC design with batch-varying references 

- Indirect ILC for nonlinear systems 

- Performance assessment for ILC 

- Point-to-point ILC design 

 

It is required that all contributions have experimental results or at least realistic simulation studies. Contributions must be prepared in accordance with the Journal of Process Control standards. Prospective authors are advised to consult the “Guide for Authors” prior to submitting a paper: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30445/authorinstructions. Contributions should be submitted via http://ees.elsevier.com/jprocont/. After you log in the system, "iterative learning control SI" should be chosen for "Choose Article Type".

 

Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. The expected time schedule for this special issue:

1. Before September 30: Submission of manuscript following JPC guidelines. 

2. Before December 31: Final decision on the manuscript (including possible revision and re-review).

All manuscripts will follow the existing review practice to meet the standards of the Journal of Process Control.

 

Guest Editors: 

- Youqing Wang. College of Information Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, 100029, China, wang.youqing@ieee.org 

- Furong Gao. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, kefgao@ust.hk

 

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4.7 CFP: IET Control Theory and Applications

Contributed by: zhongkli@gmail.com

 

Special Issue: Recent developments in networked control and estimation

 

Networked systems are complex dynamical systems wherein the feedback loop is closed through some form of communication networks. These systems arise in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as sensor networks, telerobotics, smart grids, biological networks, flocking, animal aggregation and etc. The unique feature of a networked system whose components are spatially distributed and connected by networks offers great advantages over conventional control systems, such as low cost, reduced wiring, simple installation and maintenance, and high flexibility. However, the analysis and design of such systems pose new challenges due to their complex interconnections, limited bandwidth, network unreliability, transmission errors, delayed feedback information and so on. It is well acknowledged that estimation and/or control of networked systems should be co-designed with communication networks. In the past decade, we have already witnessed a number of extensive studies in the literature to alleviate the network-induced problems. However, many problems such as the performance analysis of networked systems, the optimal design of multi-agent systems, distributed estimation and control under sparse sensing schemes still require in-depth investigation to reveal the effects of networks on the operation of networked systems and widen their application domains.

 

The objective of this Special Issue is to present the most innovative mathematical methods for the analysis and design of networked systems to the control and application audiences. In particular, topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Coordinated control and estimation of multi-agent systems

- Network modeling for networked systems

- Co-design of networks and control systems

- Control and estimation under communication constraints

- Distributed and cooperative optimization

- Decentralized algorithms over sensor networks

- Robust coordination under network uncertainties

- Distributed algorithms under sparse sensing schemes

- Randomized, gossip, and message passing algorithms

- Multi-objective control of networked systems

 

All submissions are subject to the journal’s peer-review procedures. The authors should follow the journal’s Author guide at http://digital-library.theiet.org/ journals/author-guide when preparing papers for submission to the Special issue. All manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/iet-cta

 

Important dates:

Submission of Manuscript: February 15, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2014

Final Manuscript Due: September 1, 2014

Tentative Publication Date: January 1, 2015

 

Guest Editors:

- Keyou You. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Email: youky@tsinghua.edu.cn

- Zhongkui Li. Peking University, Beijing, China. Email: zhongkli@gmail.com

- Daniel E Quevedo. The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. Email: dquevedo@ieee.org

- Frank L. Lewis. The University of Texas at Arlington, Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Email: lewis@uta.edu

 

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4.8  CFP: Journal of the Franklin Institute

Contributed by: Hui Zhang, huizhang285@gmail.com

 

Call for papers from Journal of the Franklin Institute, Special issue on Control and Estimation of Electrified Vehicles

 

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-the-franklin-institute/call-for-papers/control-and-estimation-of-electrified-vehicles/

In the world where the customers’ and governments’ requirements are growing rapidly, the development of new style vehicles has taken on an accelerated pace. A significant trend of the development is to make the vehicles more intelligent. Here, the intelligence does not only mean that the vehicles are becoming autonomous but also implies that the vehicles are smart to improve the safety and save the fuel consumption. Electrified vehicles, including electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), are gaining more importance in this new field. Among all the challenges on the electrification, control and estimation are quite critical for the development.

The overall aims of this special issue are two-fold: (1) to provide an up-to-date overview of the challenges on the control and estimation of electrified vehicles and (2) to offer advanced and practical methodologies to deal with those challenges. The papers presenting the state-of-the-art research and development, as well as future trends in advanced control and estimation of electrified vehicles, would be of particular interest in this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

 

• Analysis and synthesis of full-wheel-independent-drive electric vehicles

• Fault modeling, detection, and isolation of electrified vehicles

• Energy optimization and management in electrified vehicles

• Optimal control of the powertrain

• Estimation in the integrated vehicles especially in the power systems

• Aging modeling and prediction in the power systems

• Safety issues and vehicle crashworthiness

 

Before submission, the authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-the-franklin-institute/0016-0032/guide-for-authors. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal online submission system at http://ees.elsevier.com/fi/default.asp?pg=login.asp, according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due November 1, 2013

First Round of Reviews March 1, 2014

Publication Date June 1, 2014

 

Lead Guest Editor:

Hamid Reza Karimi, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway;hamid.r.karimi@uia.no

 

Guest Editors:

Hui Zhang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA;huizhang285@gmail.com

Xinjie Zhang, State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, China;xjzhang5885@gmail.com

Junmin Wang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA;wang.1381@osu.edu

Mohammed Chadli, University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), Laboratory of Modeling, Information & Systems (MIS), Amiens, France; mchadli@u-picardie.fr

 

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5. Conferences 

 

5.1 IFAC World Congress: CFP on Social Systems 

Contributed by: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, lamnabhi@lss.supelec.fr

 

We encourage submission of papers or invited sessions at the 19th IFAC World Congress http://www.ifac2014.org/ on the area of SOCIAL SYSTEMS. Control is indeed at the heart of new technologies in this particular domain also with major increasing interests. Papers on the following areas are very welcome:

- Theoretical and computational methods and tools for modeling, analysis, synthesis, control, and management in Economic, Business, and Financial Systems: Econometrics, statistics, control science, computer sciences, operations research, and management science.

- Positive and negative effects of automation on work, culture, health, safety, environment: Emerging applications of control sciences in areas such as autonomous systems; Cooperation of multi-agents (in medical robotics, personal assistance, military/security and spatial robots); Networks (internet, large distributed systems, tele-operation); Interfaces and human computer interaction, safety of process.

- Methodology for improving the theory, practice and accessibility of control systems education. University education and continuing education issues in control engineering; Control engineering laboratories (based on low-cost technologies), experiments, computer aided design, distance and virtual education technologies, e-learning, and internet based teaching technologies; Cooperation and technology transfer between academia and industry.

- Theoretical and practical issues related to international stability, technology and culture: Cost oriented end of life control and automatic systems; International systems stability; Engineering ethics; Control and automation of social networks, International development and conflict, Technology driven change. 

 

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5.2 IFAC World Congress: Call for Invited Sessions Proposals 

Contributed by: Lisa Vickers, info@ifac2014.org

 

IFAC 2014 Invited Sessions Proposals 

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize an invited session on a specific topic. The proposal of an invited session must contain a summary statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session as well as a short description of the papers in the session.

 

An invited session may be given in a podium presentation format or in an interactive format. In the former case, it consists of oral presentations provided by a speaker per paper, in the latter it consists of a set of posters presented by one author per paper. The program committee reserves the right to assign accepted invited sessions to either format, podium or interactive. No value ranking is implied by the paper presentation format.

 

Invited session proposals are made by an (or more) organizer(s) according to the procedure described below. The proposal has to be followed by the individual submission of the full version of all invited papers. Each paper will be individually reviewed and invited session proposals will be rated as a whole. At the discretion of the program committee, individual papers may be removed from a proposed session and placed in the regular program, and appropriate contributed papers may be moved into the session. Likewise, selected papers from a rejected invited session may be placed into the regular program.

 

The submitted papers can be grouped as follows: 

•Invited regular papers 

•Invited keynote papers 

•Invited industrial papers/Extended abstracts 

An invited session in the podium presentation format consists of 120 minutes of podium presentations. It may be composed of six 20-minute papers, or of one keynote 40-minute paper plus four 20-minute papers. The keynote paper of an invited session should address the broader setting of the topic of the session, for example, an address concerning emerging trends as well as recent developments.

 

An invited session in the interactive format consists of 2 hour presentations of posters by the invited speakers. In analogy with invited sessions in the podium format, an invited session in the interactive format must be proposed as a set grouping 6 papers.

 

Submission Procedure 

The submission procedure for (podium or interactive) invited sessions is as follows (see also the instructions at https://ifac.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl).

 

•The organizer should submit an invited session proposal including the session title, a related Technical Committee, a brief session description, and the list of papers (title, authors, and affiliation). In this description it should be specified whether the session is proposed as a podium or interactive invited session. Submissions have to be made electronically within the Conference Manuscript Management System CMMS, using the “Invited Session Proposal” submission link.

•Soon after the submission of the proposal, the organizer will receive a Session Code by e-mail. This code is automatically issued by the system. The organizer should then distribute the Session Code to the authors of the invited session papers.

•Individual authors of the invited session papers should submit their papers through the “Invited Session Paper” link at the CMMS using the appropriate Session Code they received from the organizer.

Page Limits 

The length of each single papers must satisfy the following constraints: 

Each paper will have an associated triple (X,Y,Z), where X = maximum number of pages for the initial submission, Y = maximum number of pages for the final submission without extra page fee, Z = maximum number of pages for the final submission with extra page fee (100 € per page).

 

•Invited regular paper (9,6,9) 

•Invited keynote paper (15, 12, 15) 

•Invited industrial paper/Extended abstract (6,6,6) 

The congress will accept a limited number of papers based on extended abstracts, to encourage participation from industry and from colleagues outside the traditional academic control community. These abstracts will typically be two pages in length and will be subject to peer review. Authors will present in technical or interactive sessions but the papers will not appear in the congress proceedings. 

 

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5.3 Mathematical problems in engineering, sciences and aerospace 

Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

 

Call for Papers 

 

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, IFIP, AIP, Narvik University, Norway , Norut Narvik, Norway, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden , 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

Also you can submit extended version of papers to Journal MESA http://nonlinearstudies.com/index.php/mesa 

 

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5.4 International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 

Contributed by: John Lygeros, jlygeros@ethz.ch

 

HSCC 2014 Call for papers 

 

17th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 

April 15-17, 2014 

Berlin, Germany 

 

URL: http://2014.hscc-conference.org/ 

 

Important dates: 

Submission deadline: October 14, 2013. 

Rebuttal phase: November 27 to December 2, 2013. 

Author notification: December 17, 2013. 

Camera-ready submission: February 3, 2014 

Conference dates: April 15-17, 2014 

 

Conference Scope: 

 

"Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control" (HSCC) focuses on research that involves a blend of concepts, tools, and techniques from computer science, control theory, and applied mathematics for analysis and control of dynamical systems that exhibit combined continuous and discrete (hybrid) dynamics. By drawing on strategies from both 

computation and control, this field offers techniques applicable to both man-made, cyber-physical systems (ranging from mixed signal circuits and small robots to global infrastructure networks) and natural systems (ranging from biochemical networks to physiological models). HSCC has long been a leading, single-track conference for 

such rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to dynamical systems with an emphasis on computational aspects. Researchers from academia and industry are invited to submit manuscripts on their latest research in this area. 

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

- Design, synthesis, analysis, verification, and control of hybrid systems; 

- Computability and complexity; 

- Programming languages, specification formalisms, and software tools; 

- Real-time computing and resource-aware control for embedded systems; 

- Applications in areas such as automotive, communication and wireless networks, avionics, transportation networks, energy systems, mobile robotic networks, environmental monitoring, medical devices, manufacturing, analog and mixed-signal electronics, systems biology, and other sciences.

 

HSCC 2014 will be part of the 7th CPSWeek (Cyber-Physical Systems Week) collocating 5 conferences: HSCC, the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), the Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) and the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS). 

 

Submission Guidelines: 

 

Submitted papers should present original research that is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. 

Regular papers: maximum 10 pages in the 10pt, two-column ACM format. Submission by October 14, 2013 through the EasyChair system. Regular papers should present original research or industrial applications of techniques for design and/or analysis of hybrid systems, or their integration into industrial design flows.

Tool and Case-Study papers: maximum 6 pages in the 10pt, two-column ACM format. Submission by October 14, 2013 through the EasyChair system.

Tool Papers should describe an implemented tool and its novel features. Case studies should present hybrid systems tools or techniques.

 

Authors of accepted Regular, Tool and Case-Study papers with a computational component will be invited to submit their code and data to an optional repeatability evaluation in late January. Submissions of Regular, Tool and Case-Study papers should be made through the HSCC 2014 EasyChair

Website: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hscc2014 

 

Demo/poster abstracts: Approximately 2 pages. Submission by October 14, 2013 through email to hscc2014@easychair.org with “HSCC demo submission” in the subject line. Questions should be directed to the same address. Demo/poster abstracts serve the sole purpose of selecting contributions for the demo and poster session and will not be published in the conference proceedings.

 

Proposals for workshops and tutorials for the CPS Workshop and Tutorial Day (April 14, 2014) should be submitted directly to CPS Week

https://www.cpsweek2014.org by September 29, 2013. 

Workshops should provide an arena for presentations and discussion about a special topic of relevance to CPS Week and HSCC. Tutorials should present in-depth content in a mini-course format aimed primarily at students, researchers and industry members.

 

Program Chairs: 

Martin Fraenzle, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg, Germany. 

John Lygeros, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 

 

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5.5 American Control Conference 

Contributed by: Jerome Lynch, jerlynch@umich.edu

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

2014 American Control Conference (ACC2014)

June 4-6, 2014, Portland, Oregon

http://a2c2.org/conferences/acc2014/index.php

 

It is our pleasure to announce the 2014 American Control Conference that will be held June 4 through 6 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. The ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC), the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC). Member societies of the AACC include AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, SCS, and SIAM.

 

Important Dates:

- September 27, 2013 Submission Deadline for Papers

- October 18, 2013 Submission Deadline for Workshop Proposals

 

Contributed Papers: Papers on all aspects of the theory and application of automatic control are invited in the form of regular manuscripts (6 pages). Papers must conform to the policy detailed on the conference web page.

 

Invited Sessions: Invited sessions consist of 6 papers that collectively present a unifying theme from diverse viewpoints. Proposals must be accompanied by full versions of each paper to be individually reviewed along with the proposal itself.

 

Tutorial Sessions: Tutorial sessions are organized to provide an introduction to a topic of interest. The format is structured around a main tutorial paper (up to 18 pages) and talk (60 minutes) followed by three presentations (with or without papers of up to 6 pages each) to give a picture of the state of the art. Sessions involving strong industry-academic collaboration are encouraged.

 

Special Sessions: Special sessions offer a venue for providing exposure to emerging research areas, funding opportunities, and other topics of broad interest to the conference attendees, including industry applications or opportunities. Special sessions proposed do not require submitted papers and are held over lunch breaks or in the evenings.

 

Communities of Interest Micro-Sessions: These Special-Sessions can be proposed on any topic of interest to the conference attendees. The proposed participants may be joined by general conference attendees, each presenting 1-2 slides on the topic of interest, followed by informal or moderated discussion. Industry participants are especially invited to propose micro-sessions.

 

Pre-Conference Workshops: Workshops will be held on June 3, 2014. Proposals for workshops addressing novel control methodologies and nonstandard control applications and workshops with strong tutorial value are encouraged.

 

Plenary Speakers:

We are also excited to announce the following plenary and semi-plenary speakers:

- [Plenary] Professor Keith Glover, University of Cambridge "Symbiotic Relations: Control Theory and Practise"

- [Semi-Plenary] Professor Anna Stefanopoulou, University of Michigan "Control of engines, fuel cells, and batteries: Powering vehicle mobility"

- [Semi-Plenary] Professor Bassam Bamieh, UC Santa Barbara "Networked and Distributed Parameter Systems: New Directions, Opportunities, and Challenges"

- [Semi-Plenary] Dr. Juan de Bedout, GE Energy Management "Unlocking Performance - How Controls Will Shape The Upcoming Business Landscape"

- [Semi-Plenary] Professor Vijay Gupta, University of Notre Dame "Control of Cyber-Physical Systems: Old Issues and New Challenges"

 

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5.6  Unmanned Aviation: Challenges for Growth  

Contributed by: Victoria White, conference@aerosociety.com

 

Unmanned Aviation: Challenges for Growth

16 September 2013

Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters, London

 

The UASSG Annual Conference this year provides a timely focus on the successes already accomplished in getting to a European Remotely Piloted Aircraft system (RPAS) Roadmap covering all 27 member states, developed by the European RPAS Steering Group. Importantly where European Union leads, many other nations follow, either directly or guided by its successes and failures.

Sponsored by NATS.

 

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5.7  International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems

Contributed by: Jacquelien Scherpen, J.M.A.Scherpen@rug.nl

 

MTNS 2014 - 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems

July 7-11, 2014, Groningen, The Netherlands.

http://www.rug.nl/mtns2014

 

The 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2014) will be hosted by the Groningen Center for Systems and Control of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen with support of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). The University of Groningen celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2014.

 

MTNS is a prime conference in the general area of mathematical systems theory. The symposium is interdisciplinary and attracts mathematicians, engineers and researchers working in all aspects of systems theory. The symposium is organized every two years and traditionally covers areas involving a wide range of research directions in mathematical systems, networks and control theory with emphasis on new challenges and potential applications. The scientific program of the conference is defined by, but not limited to, the approximately 50 themes listed on the web-page of the conference.

 

The MTNS 2014 program includes

- plenary and semi-plenary lectures

- mini-courses

- invited sessions

- contributed talks (either as an extended abstract or a full paper)

 

It is planned to have the peer-reviewed full-papers appearing in the Proceedings of the conference to be indexed in Scopus, ISI Web of Science and Google Scholar.

 

Key dates:

- Proposals for mini-courses: 28 October 2013

- Invited session proposals: 25 November 2013

- Contributed talks: 25 November 2013

- Decision notification: March 2014

- Early Registration due: end of April 2014

- Final submission due: end of April 2014

 

The conference co-chairs are: Arjan van der Schaft, Harry Trentelman, Jacquelien Scherpen, and Claudio De Persis.

Please visit the website for more and up-to-date information: http://www.rug.nl/mtns2014

 

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5.8 Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing

Contributed by: edlewis@illinois.edu

 

The Fifty-First Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing will be held from Wednesday, October 2 through Friday, October 4, 2013, at Allerton House, the conference center of the University of Illinois. 

Papers presenting original research are solicited in the areas of communication systems, communication and computer networks, detection and estimation theory, information theory, error control coding, source coding and data compression, network algorithms, control systems, robust and nonlinear control, adaptive control, optimization, dynamic games, multi-agent systems, large-scale systems, robotics and automation, manufacturing systems, discrete event systems, multivariable control, computer vision-based control, learning theory, cyber-physical systems, security and resilience in networks, VLSI architectures for communications and signal processing, and intelligent transportation systems. 

Allerton House is located twenty-six miles southwest of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University in a wooded area on the Sangamon River. It is part of the fifteen-hundred acre Robert Allerton Park, a complex of natural and man-made beauty designated as a National natural landmark. Allerton Park has twenty miles of well-maintained trails and a living gallery of formal gardens, studded with sculptures collected from around the world. 

Plenary lecture: Professor Kannan Ramchandran of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver this year’s plenary lecture. It is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013. 

Notices: Manuscripts must be submitted by Tuesday, July 9, 2013, following the instructions at the Conference website: http://publish.illinois.edu/cslallertonconference/papers/submit-a-paper/. Final versions of papers to be presented at the conference will need to be submitted electronically by October 6, 2013. 

Conference Co-Chairs: Tamer Başar and Olgica Milenkovic 

Email: allerton-conf@illinois.edu 

Sponsors: Coordinated Science Laboratory and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

URL: http://publish.illinois.edu/cslallertonconference/ 

 

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5.9 ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems 

Contributed by: Xenofon Koutsoukos, Xenofon.Koutsoukos@vanderbilt.edu

 

Call for Papers 

 

The 3rd ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS)

Preliminary Call for Papers 

April 15-17, 2014 

Berlin, Germany 

http://www.hi-cons.org/index.htm 

 

The 3rd ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) will be held on April 15-17, 2014 as part of Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2014 (CPSWeek 2014) in Berlin, Germany.

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

-Submission Deadline: October 14, 2013 

-Conference Dates: April 15-17, 2014 

 

CONFERENCE SCOPE 

HiCoNS aims to bring together novel concepts and theories that will help in the development of the science of high confidence networked systems, in particular those considered cyber-physical systems (CPS) and their interactions with human decision makers. The conference will focus on system theoretic approaches to address fundamental challenges to increase the confidence of networked CPS by making them more secure, dependable, and trustworthy. An emphasis will be the control and incentive challenges arising as a result of complex interdependencies between networked systems, in particular those at the intersection of cyber and physical dynamics. In doing so, the conference will advance the development of a principled approach to high-confidence networked CPS.

 

Topics of interest include: 

 

- Threat assessment of networked systems 

- Detectability and diagnosis of faults and attacks 

- Intrusion and anomaly detection systems 

- Robust and resilient network control 

- Security economics 

- Game theoretic approaches for security of networked systems 

- Mechanism design and incentives for resilience 

- Management of interdependent risks 

- Security and privacy of networks 

- Adversarial machine learning 

- Security of sensor-actuator networks 

- Design architectures for prevention, detection, and response 

- Cyber awareness of human-centric systems 

- Response and reconfiguration methods 

- Test-beds for security of critical infrastructures 

- Model based design for integration of security and control 

 

Approaches that can be applied to particular critical infrastructure systems in Transportation (surface and aviation), Energy (smart grid and building energy management), Water and gas distribution, and Healthcare (medical systems and associated embedded devices) are particularly welcome. Equally welcomed is foundational work that cuts across multiple application areas or advances the scientific understanding of underlying principles for the development of high-confidence (secure, reliable, robust, and trustworthy) networked cyber-physical systems. This includes ways to measure the security properties of a system, science-based principals of security and dependability, and methods to conduct robust and repeatable experimentation.

 

The conference aims at engaging researchers from multiple disciplines, including control theory, computer security, network security, information economics, game theory, and theory of incentives, and linking work being done in the applied areas with foundational work to advance a science base for high-confidence networked systems in order to provide the means of building such systems in a principled way.

 

Conference organizers

 

General Chairs: 

Linda Bushnell, University of Washington, USA 

Larry Rohrbough, University of California, Berkeley, USA 

 

Program Chairs: 

Saurabh Amin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 

Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University, USA

 

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5.10 European Control Conference

Contributed by: Frank Allgöwer, frank.allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de

 

Call for Papers (Contributed Papers & Invited Sessions) 

13th European Control Conference (ECC’14) 

June 25 - 27, 2014 

Strasbourg, France 

http://www.ecc14.eu/ 

 

The European Control Conference (ECC) has been organized every two years under the auspices of the European Control Association (EUCA) and since 2013 it is taking 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. ECC’14 will be held in the beautiful French town of Strasbourg, which is the home of the European Parliament. Strasbourg can be conveniently reached by plane or train.

 

The ECC’14 program will feature plenary lectures, semi-plenary lectures, contributed papers, invited session papers, tutorial sessions and pre-conference workshops.

 

Important Dates: 

Submission deadline for all submissions: October 7, 2013 

Acceptance/rejection decisions: early March, 2014 

Final paper submission: April 28, 2014 

 

Contributed paper submissions: 

Prospective authors are invited to submit the full versions of their manuscripts through the conference management system.

Instructions are available on the conference website at http://www.ecc14.eu 

 

Invited session proposals: 

Proposals are invited from participants wishing to organize invited sessions, comprising six thematically coherent papers.

Please see http://www.ecc14.eu for further information or contact the Invited Sessions Chair Frank Allgöwer.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in beautiful Strasbourg in June 2014! 

 

General Chair: Carlos Canudas de Wit, GIPSA-Lab, CNRS 

Program Committee Chair: Silviu Niculescu, L2S, CNRS 

Invited Sessions Chair: Frank Allgöwer, University of Stuttgart  

 

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6. Workshops and Graduate Schools

 

6.1 International Graduate School on Control 

Contributed by: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, lamnabhi@lss.supelec.fr

 

International Graduate School on Control 

www.eeci-institute.eu/IGSC2014 

 

20 Independent Graduate Modules – one 21 hours module per week 

Deadline for advance registration to each module: 20/12/2013 

 

- M1 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 20/01/2014 – 24/01/2014 

*Sliding Mode Control and Observation* Christopher Edwards, University of Exeter, UK 

- M2 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 27/01/2014 – 31/01/2014 

*The Scenario Approach - Theory and Applications* Marco C. Campi, University of Brescia, Italy and Simone Garatti, Politecnico di Milano – DEI, Italy 

- M3 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 03/02/2014 – 07/02/2014 

*Randomized Algorithms for Systems, Control and Networks* Roberto Tempo / Fabrizio Dabbene, CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino, Italy 

- M4 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 10/02/2014 – 14/02/2014 

*Analysis and Synthesis for linear systems subject to control saturation* Sophie Tarbouriech / Luca Zaccarian, CNRS LAAS, Univ. Toulouse, France 

- M5 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 17/02/2014 – 21/02/2014 

*Moments, positive polynomials and LMIs for optimal control* Didier Henrion / Jean-Bernard Lasserre, CNRS LAAS, Univ. Toulouse, France 

- M6 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 24/02/2014 – 28/02/2014 

*Feedback control of quantum systems* Mazyar Mirrahimi, INRIA Rocquencourt and Pierre Rouchon, Mines-ParisTech, France 

- M7 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 03/03/2014 – 07/03/2014 

*Embedded control systems design issues* Pedro Albertos / Alfons Crespo, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain 

- M8 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 10/03/2014 – 14/03/2014 

*Stability and Control of Time-delay Systems* Wim Michiels, KU Leuven, Belgium  and Silviu I. Niculescu, CNRS L2S, Gif-sur-Yvette, France 

- M9 - BELGRADE, Serbia 17/03/2014 – 21/03/2014 

*Nonlinear Control Over Networks with Uncertain Sampling and Delays* Miroslav Krstic, Univ California, San Diego, USA  and Iasson Karafyllis, NTUA, Athens, Greece 

- M10 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 24/03/2014 – 28/03/2014 

*Arbitrated Network Control Systems and CPS* Anuradha Annaswamy, MIT, USA 

- M11 – HANGZHOU, China 24/03/2014 – 28/03/2014 

*Adaptive and Passivity-based Control of Nonlinear Systems* Romeo Ortega, CNRS L2S Gif-sur-Yvette, France 

- M12 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 31/03/2014 – 04/04/2014 

*Model Predictive Control* Jan Maciejowski, University of Cambridge, UK 

- M13 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 07/04/2014 – 12/04/2014 

*Introduction to Nonlinear Control* Hassan K. Khalil, Michigan State Univ, USA 

- M14 - L’AQUILA, Italy 14/04/2014 – 19/04/2014 

*Convergence theory for observers: Necessary, and Sufficient conditions* Laurent Praly, Mines-ParisTech, France 

- M15 –SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia 14/04/2014 – 19/04/2014 

*Nonlinear Control for Physical Systems* Roger W. Brockett, Harvard SEAS, USA and Alexandre L. Fradkov, RAS, Saint-Peterburg, Russia 

- M16 - BELGRADE, Serbia 21/04/2014 – 25/04/2014 

*Distributed Control* A. Stephen Morse, Yale University, USA 

- M17 - ISTANBUL, Turkey 28/04/2014 – 02/05/2014 

*Introduction to Geometric Nonlinear Control Theory and Applications* Witold Respondek, INSA Rouen, France 

- M18 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 05/05/2014 – 09/05/2014 

*Analysis and Design of Hybrid Control Systems* Ricardo G. Sanfelice, University of Arizona, Tucson,USA 

- M19 - GRENOBLE, France 12/05/2014 – 16/05/2014 

*Adaptive Control: From needs to applications* Ioan D. Landau, CNRS GIPSA-LAB, Grenoble, France  and Alireza Karimi, EPFL, Switzerland 

- M20 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 19/05/2014 – 23/05/2014 

*Modeling and Control of Automotive and Aerospace Engines and Powerplants* Ilya Kolmanovsky, University of Michigan and Stefano Di Cairano, Mitsubishi Elect. Res. Lab Boston, USA 

 

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6.2 Time Delay Systems: Theory, Numerics, and Analytical Approaches for Applications

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

 

Workshop on "Time Delay Systems: Theory, Numerics, and Analytical Approaches for Applications" 

Where: At the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Firenze, Italy 

When: Monday December 14, 2013 

 

Presenters: 

Rifat Sipahi (Northeastern University, Boston), 

Fatihcan Atay (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig), 

Hitay Ozbay (Bilkent University, Ankara), 

Wim Michiels (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), 

Silviu-Iulian Niculescu (CNRS LSS - Supélec). 

 

Details: http://cdc2013.units.it/workshops.php

 

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7. Positions

 

7.1  PhD: Utah State University, USA

Contributed by: Rajnikant Sharma, rajnikant.sharma@usu.edu

 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking PhD Students to perform research in the area of navigation small UAVs in GPS denied areas and environment monitoring using multiple UAVs . Students should have strong background in control and estimation theory, and UAV dynamics and control. Applicant should be proficient in MATLAB/SIMULINK, C++, and OpenCV. Hands on experience with UAV autopilot (Kestrel, Piccolo, and Paparazzi) and sensors will be an added advantage. For more details about UAV research at Utah State University can be found at http://aggieair.usu.edu/aggie.html

 

Interested candidates can contact Rajnikant Sharma at rajnikant.sharma@usu.edu 

 

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7.2 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Contributed by: Mahmut Reyhanoglu, reyhanom@erau.edu

 

PhD positions are available in the areas of nonlinear dynamics, controls, and robotics at the Department of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University located in Daytona Beach. These positions cover full tuition and fees plus a stipend. Requirements include a strong background in control theory, dynamic systems and mathematics; a Master’s degree in engineering, physics, or applied mathematics; and excellent skills in using Matlab and Simulink. It is also desirable that the candidates have hands-on experience on feedback control. It is expected that the candidates have excellent GRE and TOEFL (if necessary) scores as well as strong oral and written communication skills.

For details and application procedures, please visit http://www.erau.edu/admissions/graduate.html

Contact:

Prof. Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Physical Sciences Department,

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida.

E-mail: reyhanom@erau.edu

 

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7.3  PhD: INRIA/ALSTOM, France

Contributed by: Federica Garin, federica.garin@inria.fr

 

Ph.D. INRIA/ALSTOM, Grenoble, France: Collaborative and reconfigurable resilient control design of hydroelectric powerplants

Supervisors: C. Canudas de Wit and F. Garin (NeCS, INRIA Grenoble), S. Bilal (ALSTOM-HYDRO control R&D, Grenoble)

 

Context: NeCS (http://necs.inrialpes.fr) is a joint INRIA/CNRS research team focusing on Networked Control Systems. Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure; Alstom Hydro has supplied equipment to more than 25% of the world's hydropower installed capacity base.

 

The PhD grant falls within the French "CIFRE" funding scheme for industrial PhD.

Duration: 3 years, starting fall 2013

Topic: Collaborative and reconfigurable resilient control design of hydroelectric powerplants.

 

The system under investigation is a hydroelectric power plant composed of a network of turbo-generators (water turbines). The water turbines operation is strongly coupled via their input torque loads (water jets), and by their electrical output connection to the electrical network. The actual operation is nowadays realized in a quite independent way and with a limited consideration of this natural coupling. Considering a holistic view of the system is particularly important in order to reduce energy production cost, to avoid system breakdowns, to allow fast adjustment of the supply to the actual demand, and to reconfigure the overall system in the case of sub-system malfunctioning due to faults or to malicious attacks. The first objective of this thesis is to devise new collaborative control algorithms and reconfigurable architectures aiming at optimizing the global system behavior. The second objective is a resilient control of the power plant, i.e., the design of a control system that maintains an acceptable level of operational normality in response to disturbances, including threats of unexpected and malicious nature (cyber-physical security).

 

More details are available here: http://necs.inrialpes.fr/pages/openings.php

Candidate profile: a strong background in automatic control systems, and good knowledge of modelling physical systems.

Application: by e-mail, at the address recrutement@inrialpes.fr

Applications must include:

- a complete CV,

- a motivation letter,

- certificates with grades, and

- recommendation letter(s).

 

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7.4  PhD: Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Contributed by: Tansel Yucelen, yucelen@mst.edu

 

We are searching for two exceptional PhD students with a strong background in dynamical systems, automatic controls, and/or robotics to work on a funded research assistant position at the Advanced Systems Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (http://www.ASRL.us/). These students are expected to start working on Spring 2014, and perform high-quality and innovative research on the following areas:

 

(A) Resilient autonomous vehicles and robotics.

(B) Distributed estimation and control of large-scale modular systems.

(C) Collective motion and networked multiagent systems.

(D) Robust and adaptive control of safety-critical systems.

 

Our intention is to give our strong guidance in order to maximize the chances of our students of building a rewarding research career. If you are interested, please send an email to Asst. Prof. Tansel Yucelen at yucelen@mst.edu including:

 

(1) Your curriculum vitae and your top publication (if you have any).

(2) A paragraph or two that explains your theoretical/experimental experience on dynamical systems, automatic controls, and/or robotics.

(3) A paragraph that explains the undergraduate and MS courses you took related to dynamical systems, automatic controls, and/or robotics.

(4) Three contact information (including name, e-mail, and phone number of the person) for letter of recommendation requests (one of these three contact information must include your current advisor).

 

The work performed by our laboratory is focused on the creation of new information, control, and decision algorithms that reveal advanced systems such as highly capable autonomous vehicles and networked multivehicle systems. These systems are envisioned to elevate our society as well as to perform safety-critical operations with more robots and less humans. We place a strong emphasis both on theoretic research and experimentation for addressing fundamental and open real-world technological problems. Our aim is to be recognized as one of the top research laboratories in the nation by significantly advancing the knowledge, training science-based engineers and professionals, and placing our students in top research places, to shape the future of our society.

 

Dr. Tansel Yucelen

Director of Advanced Systems Research Laboratory

Assistant Professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

yucelen@mst.edu (E-mail)

Tansel.Yucelen (Skype ID)

+1 602 842 ASRL (Voice)

 

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7.5 PhD: University of Leicester, UK

Contributed by: Andrea Lecchini-Visintini, alv1@leicester.ac.uk

 

PhD Studentship in Control Engineering, Modelling and Identification for Control of a Jet Engine Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU).

The Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, is pleased to offer a fully-funded PhD studentship in Control Engineering for October 2013 entry.

The studentship is funded jointly by Aero Engine Controls - part of the Rolls-Royce Group - and the Department of Engineering.

The studentship will pay UK/EU tuition fees for three years and includes an annual stipend worth £14,000 each year.

This research project is linked to the development of the modelling and control aspects of the Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU)/Fuel Metering Unit (FMU), which is part of the fuel distribution system of the Rolls-Royce Trent engines.

The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr Andrea Lecchini-Visintini.

The full advert is available on-line at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/control-engineering

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2013.

 

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7.6 PhD: University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Contributed by: Ya-Jun Pan, yajun.pan@dal.ca

 

Prospective PhD candidates are invited to apply for an open position the Mechanical Engineering Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

The research topic is on the networked control systems, specifically on the Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems. Achieving high performance in collaborative tasks are highly demanding with applications in areas such as aerospace, military applications, manufacturing, transportation and health care services. Challenges exist in the area of cooperative control of network-interconnected systems for collaborative tasks, such as Multi-agent Systems and Multilateral Telerobotics over Networks. The prospective PhD student should have strong backgrounds in systems and control, mechatronics and mathematic analytical skills. The theoretical work would be implemented into the state-of-art setups such as mobile robots, robotic manipulators, car-like robotic vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles available in the Advanced Control and Mechatronics Lab (http://www.acm.me.dal.ca).

 

Interested candidates please contact Prof. Ya-Jun Pan at yajun.pan@dal.ca for more information. Please send an updated CV as well.

 

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7.7 PhD: Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Contributed by: Josep M. Rossell, josep.maria.rossell@upc.edu

 

PhD Opportunity in Vibrational Control of Structures.

 

The Research Group on Control Theory and Applications at the Department of Applied Mathematics III of the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) would like to announce an opportunity for PhD students commencing in 2014. The position is in the framework of the Spanish project “Active control of vibrations in structures subject to multidirectional dynamic excitations”.

To be considered for PhD enrolment, candidates must already be in possession of a Master degree in Automation, Mechatronics or a related field within the broader following disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Candidates will be expected to complete the PhD work within a period of 4 years. Economic support from the Spanish Government is available (approx. 1100 euros/month + health insurance).

The deadline for applications is 7 September, 2013. In the application, candidates have to: (i) clearly state the area of study, (ii) provide a brief motivation for the intended studies, (iii) provide a copy of the passport, (iv) include a full CV (including any publications to date), (v) not native English speakers must also include an accreditation of the English level. 

Applications and more information have to be directed to:

 

Prof. Josep M. Rossell

Dept. of Applied Mathematics III, Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Tel: (+34) 93 877 72 48

Email: josep.maria.rossell@upc.edu

 

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7.8 PhD: University of Kansas, USA

Contributed by: Haiyang Chao, chaohaiyang@ku.edu

 

The Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Kansas (www.ae.engr.ku.edu) has two immediate openings for Ph.D. graduate research assistants on Spring 2014. The successful candidates will work on developing new methodologies and novel systems to increase the safety, intelligence, and robustness of both manned and unmanned aircraft. 

 

Current research topics include:

(1) vision-aided navigation (e.g., optical flow),

(2) small UAV development for remote sensing, 

(3) wind/turbulence/wake sensing and wind soaring, 

(4) cooperative control (e.g., tight formation flight), etc. 

 

The long term goal is to understand how birds interact with surrounding environments such as obstacles or winds, and utilize these strategies to help solving real-world engineering problems. Emphasis will be put on new algorithm/system development as well as flight test validations using small UAV platforms. 

 

Applicants should hold a B.S. or M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields. Desired candidates should have combined skills of both control/estimation theories and hands-on capabilities for small UAV development and flight testing. Desired skills include basic flight controller/filter design (e.g., PID/LQR controller, Kalman filter), C and MATLAB/Simulink programming, embedded system development. Students with experiences on Remote Controlled (RC) airplanes and Paparazzi /Procerus/Piccolo autopilots are especially welcomed to apply. Please contact Assistant Professor Haiyang Chao (<mailto:chaohaiyangATku.edu>) with cover letter, research statement, detailed CV, and copies of transcript(s) for initial review.

 

The University of Kansas (KU) is among the 63 members of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. The faculty at the Aerospace Engineering Department is currently engaged in a wide range of sponsored research, including the design, manufacture and flight of autonomous and semi-autonomous aircraft. General guideline of admission to graduate study at KUAE is referred to http://ae.engr.ku.edu/graduate/admissions.html.

 

Dr. Haiyang Chao

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering Department

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 66045

(E)chaohaiyang@ku.edu

(W)http://people.ku.edu/~h512c315/

 

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7.9 PhD: The Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

Contributed by: Paolo Mercorelli, mercorelli@uni.leuphana.de

 

The Leuphana University of Lüneburg – foundation under public law - seeks to fill 2 PhD assistant positions (50%) in the field of Control Systems EG 13 TV-L at the earliest possible date. 

Each position is available at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation in the Control Systems Group led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paolo Mercorelli. The positions will be for a period of three years, renewable on the successful performance of the role.

 

Task: 

The successful applicants will actively participate in developing setups for experimentations. Furthermore, both candidates should contribute to the teaching in the field of system control and simulation (5 hours each term).

You will also get involved in other projects e.g. on electromobility, green energy, control of electromagnetic or piezo devices used as actuators and sensors, optimal motion planning and control of autonomous systems.

 

Your profile: 

We are looking for candidates in possession of an excellent Master of Sciences with a strong background in the field of Control Systems. A sufficient knowledge of German is of advantage.

 

We offer: 

Excellent working conditions in a vibrant and stimulating environment with the possibility to develop a PhD in addition to the work. The two positions are part of a small but promising research group which cooperates i.a. with the Volkswagen Research Center as well as a variety of universities and research centers. The starting date can be planned together with the candidates.

 

The Leuphana University of Lüneburg values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions.

 

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter, diploma/certicates), by October 31, 2013 to:

Leuphana University of Lüneburg 

Personnel Services; Ms Severloh 

Reference: PPI 

Scharnhorststr. 1 

D-21335 Lüneburg 

bewerbung@leuphana.de 

 

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7.10 PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Contributed by: Afef Fekih, afef.fekih@louisiana.edu

 

The Advanced Controls Laboratory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA has available funding to support a PhD student in the general area of Fault Tolerant Control design/Fault Detection and Identification with application to dynamic systems. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in control systems theory, fault tolerant control design and system identification via Neural Networks. Good programming skills and experience with MATLAB/Simulink is an asset.

Applicant to this position should already have completed (or will soon complete) a Masters degree in systems and controls, electrical engineering, power systems, and/or computer engineering. The funding covers the cost of full tuition and stipends at a competitive rate and will start in Spring 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Interested individuals should send their detailed curriculum vitae, copies of their recent transcripts, a copy of their best publication in English, and if applicable GRE/test scores to Dr. Afef Fekih (afef.fekih@louisiana.edu). 

 

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7.11 PhD: Texas Tech University, USA

Contributed by: Qing Hui, qing.hui@ttu.edu

 

Multiple PhD positions are available in Dr. Hui's CSEL group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University. We are currently seeking highly motivated students with a strong mathematical background and/or numerical software development experience. Perspective students are expected to be familiar with programming and/or application software development using MATLAB, C++, and VC in Windows and Linux operating systems. The monthly stipend for these positions is $2,300. For more information about these positions, please contact Dr. Qing Hui (qing.hui@ttu.edu) for details with your CV. 

 

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7.12  Post-Doc:  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Contributed by: Dimos Dimarogonas, dimos@kth.se

 

Postdoctoral researcher position in multi-robot task planning and hybrid control synthesis using formal methods.

 

The Automatic Control Lab at the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH announces one postdoctoral position in multi-robot task planning and multi-robot task planning and hybrid control synthesis using formal methods.

 

The formal announcement for this position can be found in

http://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/vacancies/postdoctoral-researcher-position-in-multi-robot-task-planning-and-hybrid-control-synthesis-using-formal-methods-1.406955

 

Please contact Dr. Dimos Dimarogonas (E-mail: dimos@kth.se, Web: www.s3.kth.se/~dimos/) for more information.

 

The deadline for applications is September 30.

 

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7.13   Post-Doc: KU Leuven, Belgium

Contributed by: Johan Suykens, han.suykens@esat.kuleuven.be

 

The research group KU Leuven ESAT-STADIUS is currently offering 2 Postdoc positions (1-year, extendable) within the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant A-DATADRIVE-B http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius/ADB on Advanced Data-Driven Black-box modelling.

 

The research positions relate to the following possible topics: 

-1- Prior knowledge incorporation 

-2- Kernels and tensors 

-3- Modelling structured dynamical systems 

-4- Sparsity 

-5- Optimization algorithms 

-6- Core models and mathematical foundations 

-7- Next generation software tool 

 

The research group ESAT-STADIUS http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius at the university KU Leuven Belgium provides an excellent research environment being active in the broad area of mathematical engineering, including systems and control theory, neural networks and machine learning, nonlinear systems and complex networks, optimization, signal processing, bioinformatics and biomedicine.

 

The research will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Johan Suykens. Interested candidates having a solid mathematical background and PhD degree can apply for these positions by sending their CV and motivation letter to johan.suykens@esat.kuleuven.be. For further information on these positions you may contact johan.suykens@esat.kuleuven.be. 

 

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7.14  Post-Doc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Contributed by: Balazs Kulcsar, kulcsar@chalmers.se

 

Postdoc: Enhanced traffic flow optimization using on-car sensors.

 

Presentation of the institute:

The Department of Signals and Systems within the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, consist of several divisions such as Automatic Control, Automation and Mechatronics, Communication Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Information Theory, and Signal Processing and Antennas. Among many activities, we perform high quality vehicle oriented research. This research knowledge is complemented by a new initiative from Chalmers, through the Transport Area of Advance aiming at promoting cross-fertilized transportation related research and by the research hub SAFER focusing on safe and efficient transportation solutions.

 

Position description:

We encourage and invite candidates to apply for a post-doctoral position in the research field of decentralized sensing and control algorithms for large-scale transportation networks. We aim to approach key challenges in the field of enhanced flow optimization with on-site and on-car data fusion. The main objective is to develop and apply valuable cooperative sensing and communication methodologies to derive distributed urban traffic control solutions. The topics include the duality of theoretical and application-oriented research (urban traffic). The postdoc will be located at the Automatic Control group, while the research activity will be shared between the Automatic Control Group and the Communication Systems Groups. In both of these groups, enthusiastic teams of PhD students, post-docs and senior researchers work on solving different research aspects of traffic modeling, control, and sensing, vehicle control, hybrid vehicle design. Co-supervision of undergraduate (B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD) students, participation in national/international projects and conferences will be part of the candidate’s duties. The working time of post-doctoral staff is mainly devoted to research and might include undergraduate teaching duties, not exceeding 20% of the total working time.

The position is jointly funded by SAFER, Transport Chalmers Area of Advance, and the Department of Signals and Systems. The appointment is a full-time employment (not a scholarship), with an attractive salary and full social benefits, for a period not exceeding two years (1+1).

 

Qualifications:

A PhD (or close to completion) in transportation, control theory or a relevant field to the description is required. Background in at least one of the following research areas will be preferred: modeling of transportation network, decentralized or distributed control, cooperative sensing and communication, constrained and optimal control. Ability to initiate new research collaborations, work in a team and be open for the application of results is important. Good communication skills, good command of English is essential. We especially encourage female candidate to apply.

 

Contact:

For further information contact prof. Balazs Kulcsar (kulcsar@chalmers.se) or prof. Henk Wymeersch (henkw@chalmers.se).

Applications shall be submitted through (position reference number 20130201) 

http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx

 

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7.15  PhD, Post-Doc, and Research Assistant positions: Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Contributed by: Saverio Mascolo, mascolo@poliba.it

 

Openings for PhD, post-doc, and research assistant positions at C3Lab (Politecnico di Bari). 

The "Control of Computing and Communication Systems Lab" (C3LAB) is looking for highly qualified graduates, PhDs and PostDocs to conduct research activities in one of the following topics:

 - Architecture for Robust and Efficient Control of Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP

- Control algorithms for the optimal allocation of resources in a cloud-based multimedia content distribution system

- Control algorithms for adaptive video-streaming 

- Congestion control algorithms for real-time flows 

 

The ideal candidate has a solid background in networking, control systems (time delay systems, hybrid systems), discrete event simulators (Omnet, NS2, NS3) and object-oriented programming.

 

The positions are open now and have to be covered as soon as possible. The working language is English. The candidate will work at the "Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione" at Politecnico di Bari (http://www.poliba.it) that is located in the Univeristy campus in the center of Bari, Italy.

The research activities are funded by the MIUR project "PLATform for INnOvative services in future internet" and the Cisco Award “Architecture for Robust and Efficient Control of Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP”

The salary and job conditions will depend on the CV of the candidate. PhD, post-docs grants and temporary contracts are available.

To apply, please send an e-mail to professor Saverio Mascolo (mascolo@poliba.it). Please use "PLATINO_CV" as the mail subject and attach your Curriculum Vitae and a brief motivation letter.

 

For further information: http://c3lab.poliba.it/index.php/Openings

 

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7.16  Research Fellow: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Contributed by: Danwei Wang, edwwang@ntu.edu.sg

 

Research Fellow Position for robotic force control: 

A position of Research Fellow (RF) is available in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The research project is in the field of robotic force control for the purpose of material removal in finishing process. This project is a part of a large collaborative research project on industrial robotics. The project duration is three years and the project aims to develop algorithms for adaptive planning of trajectories for robot end-effector position and contact force. The researcher will work with colleagues to carry out real-time implementation in industrial application setting. Applicants must have a PhD degree and should have background on robotic control, material removal, and real-time hands-on experiences. Interested candidates should send his/her CV to Prof Danwei Wang at edwwang@ntu.edu.sg immediately and position is open until filled. 

 

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7.17  Research Fellow: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Contributed by: Keck-Voon LING, ekvling@ntu.edu.sg

 

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the use of Model Predictive Control (MPC) for 'Smart Grid' applications, with particular reference to reducing the carbon footprint associated with industrial energy consumption.

 

This post will be associated with the project "Integrated Chemical and Electrical System Operation", which is a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University and University of Cambridge

 

The successful candidate is expected to have a good degree in Engineering, Mathematics or a related subject, and a PhD in Systems and Control. Research experience in MPC, smart grids, network-centric distributed control, optimization, and preferably some combination of these, is required. Some experience of both theoretical investigations and of modeling and simulation of electrical power or other industrial systems is highly desirable. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Jan Maciejowski of the University of Cambridge, and of Prof. Keck-Voon Ling of NTU Singapore.

 

The post is located in Singapore. Occasional visits to the University of Cambridge in the UK will be required.

 

The salary range is SGD52K – SGD65K; the actual salary will depend on the experience of the successful candidate. The initial tenure of the post is for 3 years, with the possibility of reappointment for up to a further 2 years. The position is available from October 2013.

 

Application Procedure:

Interested candidate please send the following to Prof. Keck-Voon Ling (ekvling@ntu.edu.sg): (1)CV, (2)Publication list

name and contact for 3 references, and (3) cover letter discussing interest and qualification for the position.

 

Application closes when the position is filled.

 

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7.18 Research Associate Position: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Contributed by: Danwei Wang, edwwang@ntu.edu.sg

 

Research Associate Position for prognosis of electric machines:

A position of research associate (RA) is available in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The research project is for prognosis of electric machines. This project is a part of a large collaborative research project between a well-known industry and NTU. The project duration is four years and the project aims to develop algorithms for model-based prognosis for electrical machines. Applicants must have a master degree in relevant field of power electronics, electric machines with knowledge of system dynamics and analytical skills. Experiences with diagnosis and prognosis are plus points. Interested candidates should send his/her CV to Prof Danwei Wang at edwwang@ntu.edu.sg immediately and position is open until filled.

 

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7.19 Faculty: North Carolina State University, USA

Contributed by: Steve Campbell, slc@ncsu.edu

 

Control and Optimization at North Carolina State University.

 

The Mathematics Department at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2014, depending on the availability of funding. We are seeking an exceptionally well-qualified individual with research interests compatible with those in the department. This position will be fully in the Mathematics Department but the candidate will be expected to interact with the Operations Research program and teach some courses in that program. All relevant research areas are of interest but optimization and control fit especially well with the current strengths of the department. Candidates must have a PhD in the mathematical sciences, an outstanding research program, a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching. She or he will likely have had successful post-doctoral experience. The Department of Mathematics has strong research programs in both pure and applied mathematics. Many members of the department participate in interdisciplinary programs and research groups on campus and in the broader Research Triangle community. More information about the department can be found at http://www.math.ncsu.edu. 

 

To submit your application materials, go to http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/ncsu. Include a vita, at least three letters of recommendation, and a description of current and planned research. To be considered for this position please also go to http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/27460 and apply for this job to complete the Faculty Profile. Reference Position 00103531.

 

Write to math-jobs@math.ncsu.edu for questions concerning this position. 

 

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. For ADA accommodations, please contact Human Resources by email at employment@ncsu.edu or by calling (919) 515-2135. 

Applications received by November 15, 2013 will be given priority.

 

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7.20 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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7.21  Faculty: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Contributed by: Bart De Schutter, b.deschutter@tudelft.nl

 

Assistant professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control

 

The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC, http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl) of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands has a vacancy for a tenure track assistant professor within the Hybrid and Distributed Systems and Control group.

 

Domain of research:

The research area of the position will be oriented towards fundamental issues in one of the following fields:

* hybrid systems

* scheduling and mixed-integer optimization for control

* time-delay systems

and involves the development of systematic and computationally efficient modeling, analysis, control, or verification methods for the fields listed above.

 

In addition, the position will involve applications of the developed methods in one or two specific application fields that could either connect to current application fields at DCSC such as road and highway traffic networks, transportation systems, smart grids, water distribution networks, robotics, renewable energy, or involve a completely new field.

 

It is important to note that the fundamental research areas of the new position should be complementary to the ongoing research within the Hybrid and Distributed Systems and Control group, which mainly involves model predictive control and stability of max-plus linear and piecewise affine systems and distributed model predictive control and estimation.

 

Position:

The position offered is a tenure-track assistant professor position for a period of 5 years, leading to a permanent position assuming excellent performance. Delft University of Technology offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home, and the option of assembling a customized compensation and benefits package.

 

Profile of the candidate:

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in systems and control, computer science, applied mathematics, or informatics, and with an extensive expertise in the topic of the position as well as the broad field of systems and control. Candidates should have at least 1 year of postdoc experience and they should already have gained an international reputation in their field of research and have a good track record in conducting innovative fundamental research. The

candidates should also have the necessary didactic abilities for teaching systems and control courses at the BSc, MSc, and postgraduate level. International applicants must be willing to acquire knowledge of the Dutch language.

 

Information and application:

For more detailed information on the position, please contact

prof. Bart De Schutter, email: b.deschutter@tudelft.nl

 

Applicants should submit their letter of application along with a curriculum vitae or resume, a personal research and teaching statement, as well as a list of publications, electronic copies of three key publications, and the names and email addresses of three referees, via email to Bart De Schutter.

 

The initial application deadline for the position is October 1, 2013, but the position will stay open until a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

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7.22 Faculty: IMT Lucca, Italy

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

 

Tenured Faculty positions at IMT Lucca – deadline October 14th 2013.

 

As IMT is seeking to strengthen its core research activities in the analysis and management of a variety of complex technological, socio-economic, and natural systems, the Institute is actively seeking senior candidates with scientific expertise in: (i) statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or engineering, with a distinctive quantitative approach and with interest in at least one of the areas of systems modeling and analysis, data mining, machine learning, computational statistics, numerical analysis, and in their application to cyber-physical or socio-economical systems; and (ii) computer engineering/computer science with interest in computing infrastructures, performance evaluation, parallel and distributed computing, and real-time systems.

Expressions of interest from exceptional candidates of all ranks in areas beyond those listed above, yet still aligned with the mission of IMT, are also welcome.

Candidates must have a strong theoretical background, an excellent record of high-impact international publications, a remarkable ability in leading research groups, and demonstrated experience in conducting/coordinating international projects. While the ability to teach PhD courses in English is mandatory, knowledge of Italian is not required.

Interested candidates must apply by filling in the online application form at http://www.imtlucca.it/faculty/positions/professors_positions/2013/application.php

The deadline for applications is October 14th 2013. 

IMT Lucca (www.imtlucca.it) is a research university within the Italian public higher education system. IMT strives to establish itself as a research center that promotes cutting-edge research in key areas, structuring its PhD Program in close connection with research, to attract top students, researchers and scholars through competitive international selections, and to contribute to technological innovation, economic growth and social development. IMT provides an interdisciplinary research environment, blending scientific competences of economics and management science, engineering, computer science, physics, political sciences, and management of cultural heritage, striving to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance in concrete applications.

 

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

 

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7.23 Electrical Controls Engineer, Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc., Illinois, USA

Contributed by: Miki Leombruni, mleombruni@ingersoll.com

 

Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc. in Rockford, Illinois is a world leader in the manufacture of large scale milling machines and composite placement systems. Electrical Controls Engineer will be responsible for developing complex designs in conformance with Ingersoll design standards and customer or marketing specifications. Must have strong design capabilities coupled with an ability to achieve schedule budget and quality objective. Send resume to hr@ingersoll.com.

 

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September 2013

 

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The next Eletter will be mailed out in the beginning of October 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. Awards and Honors

2.1 The Nordic Process Control Award

3. Books

3.1 Model-based Health Monitoring of Hybrid Systems

 

4. Journals

4.1 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 

4.2 Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems

4.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice

4.4 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing

4.5 Contents: Control Engineering of China

4.6 CFP: Journal of Process Control

4.7 CFP: IET Control Theory and Applications

4.8 CFP: Journal of the Franklin Institute

 

5. Conferences

5.1  IFAC World Congress: CFP on Social Systems

5.2  IFAC World Congress: Call for Invited Sessions Proposals

5.3  Mathematical problems in engineering, sciences and aerospace

5.4  International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control

5.5  American Control Conference

5.6  Unmanned Aviation: Challenges for Growth

5.7  International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems

5.8  Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing

5.9  ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems

5.10 European Control Conference

 

6. Workshops and Graduate Schools

6.1 International Graduate School on Control

6.2 Time Delay Systems: Theory, Numerics, and Analytical Approaches for Applications              

 

7. Positions

7.1  PhD: Utah State University, USA

7.2  PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

7.3  PhD: INRIA/ALSTOM, France

7.4  PhD: Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

7.5  PhD: University of Leicester, UK

7.6  PhD: University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

7.7  PhD: Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain

7.8  PhD: University of Kansas, USA

7.9  PhD: The Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

7.10 PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

7.11 PhD: Texas Tech University, USA

7.12 Post-Doc: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

7.13 Post-Doc: KU Leuven, Belgium

7.14 Post-Doc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

7.15 PhD, Post-Doc, and Research Assistant positions: Politecnico di Bari, Italy

7.16 Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

7.17 Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

7.18 Research Associate Position: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

7.19 Faculty: North Carolina State University, USA

7.20 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, China

7.21 Faculty: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

7.22 Faculty: IMT Lucca, Italy

7.23 Electrical Controls Engineer: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc., Illinois,USA

 

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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 9 (September)

 

- Editorial- Continuing the Tradition of Excellence: Where We Have Been and Where We Could Go. P. Antsaklis p. 2157

- Scanning-the-Issue p. 2160

 

Papers

- A Distributed Newton Method for Network Utility Maximization, I: Algorithm. E. Wei, A. Ozdaglar, A. Jadbabaie p. 2162

- A Distributed Newton Method for Network Utility Maximization, II: Convergence. E. Wei, A. Ozdaglar, A. Jadbabaie p. 2176

- Approximately-Optimal Solutions to the Finite-Dimensional Witsenhausen Counterexample. P. Grover, S. Y. Park, A. Saha p. 2189

- Weakly-coupled Systems in Quantum Control. N. BoussaÔd, M. Caponigro, T. Chambrion p. 2205

- Stochastic Gradient Descent on Riemannian Manifolds. S. Bonnabel p. 2217

- Optimal Control on Lie Groups: The Projection Operator Approach. A. Saccon, J. Hauser, A. P. Aguiar p. 2230

- Optimal Strategies for Communication and Remote Estimation with an Energy Harvesting Sensor. A. Nayyar, T. Basar, D. Teneketzis, V. V. Veeravalli p. 2246

- Asymptotically Optimal Algorithms for One-to-one Pickup and Delivery Problems with Applications to Transportation Systems K. Treleaven, M. Pavone, E. Frazzoli p. 2261

- Flatness of Semilinear Parabolic PDEs - A Generalized Cauchy-Kowalevski Approach. B. Schörkhuber, T. Meurer, A. Jüngel p. 2277

- Controller Design of Multivariable Linear Time-Invariant Unknown Systems. W. S-W. Wang, D. E. Davison, E. J. Davison p. 2292

- Reduced Order Internal Models in Robust Output Regulation. L. Paunonen, S. Pohjolainen p. 2307

- Robust Stability and Boundedness of Nonlinear Hybrid Stochastic Differential Delay Equations. L. Hu, X. Mao, L. Zhang p. 2319

- Technical Notes and Correspondence

- LaSalle-Yoshizawa Corollaries for Nonsmooth Systems. N. Fischer, R. Kamalapurkar, W. E. Dixon p. 2333

- Structural Analysis of Laplacian Spectral Properties of Large-Scale Networks. V. M. Preciado, A. Jadbabaie, G. C. Verghese p. 2338

- On Event Triggered Tracking for Nonlinear Systems. P. Tallapragada, N. Chopra p. 2343

- Zero Forcing, Linear and Quantum Controllability for Systems Evolving on Networks. D. Burgarth, D. D'Alessandro, L. Hogben, S. Severini, M. Young p. 2349

- On Linear Solutions of the Output Feedback Pole Assignment Problem. X. A. Wang, U. Konigorski p. 2354

- Stability and Invariance Analysis of Uncertain Discrete-Time Piecewise Affine Systems. M. Rubagotti, S. Trimboli, A. Bemporad p. 2359

- Connectivity Preservation in Nonholonomic Multi-Agent Systems: A Bounded Distributed Control Strategy. A. Ajorlou, A. G. Aghdam p. 2366

- Observability of a Linear System under Sparsity Constraints. W. Dai, S. Yuksel p. 2372

- Optimal Decentralized Control of Coupled Subsystems with Control Sharing. A. Mahajan p. 2377

- Sampling Zeros of Discrete Models for Fractional Order Systems. E. A. Yucra, J. I. Yuz, G. C. Goodwin p. 2383

- Robust Adaptive Failure Compensation of Hysteretic Actuators for a Class of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems. J. Cai, C. Wen, H. Su, Z. Liu p. 2388

- A Robust MPC Algorithm for Offset-free Tracking of Constant Reference Signals. G. Betti, M. Farina, R. Scattolini p. 2394

- On the Formation Patterns Under Generalized Cyclic Pursuit. J-C. Juang p. 2401

- Extremum Seeking for Constrained Inputs. Y. Tan, Y. Li, I. Mareels p. 2405

- Stability Analysis of Second-Order Sliding Mode Control Systems with Input-Delay Using Poincare Map. X. Li, X. Yu, Q-L. Han p. 2410

- Boundary Stabilization of Equilibrium Solutions to Parabolic Equations. V. Barbu p. 2416

- On the Optimal Scheduling of Independent, Symmetric and Time-Sensitive Tasks. F. Iannello, O. Simeone p. 2421

- Design of Optimal Sparse Feedback Gains via the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers. F. Lin, M. Fardad, M. Jovanovic p. 2426

 

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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 5 (September) 

 

Papers: 

- Fault Detection of Non-Gaussian Processes Based on Model Migration. Y. Zhang, J. An, and C. Ma page 1517 

- Cyclic Variability and Dynamical Instabilities in Autoignition Engines With High Residuals.  E. Hellström, A. G. Stefanopoulou, and L. Jiang page 1527 

- Oscillation, Orientation, and Locomotion of Underactuated Multilink Mechanical Systems.  L. Zhu, Z. Chen, and T. Iwasaki page 1537 

- Modeling and High Dynamic Compensating the Rate-Dependent Hysteresis of Piezoelectric Actuators via a Novel Modified Inverse Preisach Model. S.Xiao and Y. Li page 1549 

- SI and HCCI Combustion Mode Transition Control of an HCCI Capable SI Engine. X. Yang and G. Zhu page 1558 

- Component-Based Method for the Modeling and Control of Modular Production Systems.  D. Côté and R. St-Denis page 1570 

- Proportional-Integral Control of First-Order Time-Delay Systems via Eigenvalue Assignment.  S. Yi, P. W. Nelson, and A. G. Ulsoy page 1586 

- Vision-Based Spacecraft Relative Navigation Using Sparse-Grid Quadrature Filter. B. Jia and M. Xin page 1595 

- Modeling and Velocity Control for a Novel Narrow Vehicle Based on Mobile Wheeled Inverted Pendulum.  J. Huang, F. Ding, T. Fukuda, and T. Matsuno page 1607 

- Optimal Excitation Force Design in Indentation-Based Rapid Broadband Nanomechanical Spectroscopy: Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Example.  Z. Xu and Q. Zou page 1618 

- Control of Towing Kites for Seagoing Vessels. M. Erhard and H. Strauch page 1629 

- Multivariable Control and Optimization of a Compact 6-DOF Precision Positioner With Hybrid H2/H∞ and Digital Filtering.  J. C. Silva-Rivas and W.Kim page 1641 

- Horizon-1 Predictive Control of Automotive Electromagnetic Actuators. R. M. Hermans, M. Lazar, I. V. Kolmanovsky, and S. D. Cairano page 1652 

- Online Estimation of Ship Dynamic Flexure Model Parameters for Transfer Alignment.  W. Wu, S. Chen, and S. Qin page 1666 

- Cyber Security of Water SCADA Systems—Part II: Attack Detection Using Enhanced Hydrodynamic Models.  S.Amin, X. Litrico, S.S. Sastry, and A.M. Bayen page 1679 

- Active Target Tracking and Cooperative Localization for Teams of Aerial Vehicles.  F. Morbidi and G. L. Mariottini page 1694 

- Robust Control of Motion/Force for Robotic Manipulators With Random Time Delays. Y. Kang, Z. Li, X. Cao, and D. Zhai page 1708 

- Health-Aware Coverage Control With Application to a Team of Small UAVs. J.-S. Marier, C. A. Rabbath, and N. Léchevin page 1719 

- Integrated Optimal Formation Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. J. Wang and M. Xin page 1731 

- Online Parameterization of Lumped Thermal Dynamics in Cylindrical Lithium Ion Batteries for Core Temperature Estimation and Health Monitoring.  X. Lin, H. E. Perez, J. B. Siegel, A. G. Stefanopoulou, Y. Li, R. D. Anderson, Y. Ding, and M. P. Castanier page 1745

- Optimal Partitioning for the Decentralized Thermal Control of Buildings. V. Chandan and A. Alleyne page 1756 

- Combined Signal and Model-Based Sensor Fault Diagnosis for a Doubly Fed Induction Generator.  B. Boulkroune, M. Gálvez-Carrillo, and M. Kinnaert page 1771 

- Quantized-Input Control Lyapunov Approach for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives.  G. Prior and M. Krstic page 1784 

- Disturbance Margin for Quantifying Limits on Power Smoothing by Wind Turbines. B. G. Rawn, P. W. Lehn, and M. Maggiore page 1795 

- Synthesis of Optimal Finite-Frequency Controllers Able to Accommodate Passivity Violations.  J. R. Forbes and C. J. Damaren page 1808 

- Toward 4-D TrajectoryManagement in Air Traffic Control: A Study Based on Monte Carlo Simulation and Reachability Analysis. K.Margellos and J.Lygeros page 1820 

- Development of an Approach Toward Comprehensive Identification of Hysteretic Dynamics in Piezoelectric Actuators.  L. Liu, K. K. Tan, C. S. Teo, S.-L. Chen, and T. H. Lee page 1834 

- Observer-Based Feedback Control for Stabilization of Collective Motion. S. Napora and D. A. Paley page 1846 

- Discrete-Time Framework for Fault Diagnosis in Robotic Manipulators. F. Caccavale, A. Marino, G. Muscio, and F. Pierri page 1858 

- Optimal Control of Multibattery Energy-Aware Systems. T. Wang and C. G. Cassandras page 1874 

 

Brief papers: 

- Nonlinear Attitude Observer Based on Range and Inertial Measurements. S. Brás, R. Cunha, C. J. Silvestre, and P. J. Oliveira page 1889 

- Real-Time Middleware for Networked Control Systems and Application to an Unstable System.  K.-D. Kim and P. R. Kumar page 1898 

- Sampled Data Model Predictive Control of a Voltage Source Inverter for Reduced Harmonic Distortion.  S. Almér, S. Mariéthoz, and M. Morari page 1907 

- Kalman Filtering Compensated by Radial Basis Function Neural Network for Seam Tracking of Laser Welding.  X. Gao, X. Zhong, D. You, and S. Katayama page 1916 

- Robust Adaptive Attitude Tracking on SO(3) With an Application to a Quadrotor UAV.  T. Lee page 1924 

- Exploiting the Trifocal Tensor in Dynamic Pose Estimation for Visual Control. H. M. Becerra and C. Sagüés page 1931 

- Adaptive Tracking Control of a Common Rail Injection System for Gasoline Engines: A Discrete-Time Integral Minimal Control Synthesis Approach.  U. Montanaro, A. di Gaeta and V. Giglio page 1940 

- State-Space Approach to Modeling and Ripple Reduction in AC–DC Converters. H. Pham, H. Jung, and T. Hu page 1949 

- Speed Tracking of a Linear Induction Motor-Enumerative Nonlinear Model Predictive Control.  J. Thomas and A. Hansson page 1956 

- Cyber Security of Water SCADA Systems—Part I: Analysis and Experimentation of Stealthy Deception Attacks. S.Amin, X.Litrico, S.Sastry, and A.M.Bayen page 1963 

- Microstepping With Nonlinear Torque Modulation for Permanent Magnet Stepper Motors.  W. Kim, D. Shin, and C. C. Chung page 1971 

- Network-Based Rehabilitation System for Improved Mobility and Tele-Rehabilitation.  J. Bae, W. Zhang, and M. Tomizuka page 1980 

- Model Predictive Control for a Multicompartment Respiratory System. H. Li and W. M. Haddad page 1988 

 

Comments and corrections: 

- Corrections to “A Minimum Parameter Adaptive Approach for Rejecting Multiple Narrow-Band Disturbances With Application to Hard Disk Drives”. X. Chen and M. Tomizuka page 1996 

 

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2. Awards and Honors

 

2.1 The Nordic Process Control Award

Contributed by: Sigurd Skogestad, skoge@ntnu.no

 

James B. Rawlings receives the Nordic Process Control  

 

The Nordic Process Control Award is awarded for lasting and significant contributions to the field of process control. The 13th recipient of this award is James B. Rawlings, Professor of chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, who received the award for his seminal contributions to the theory of Model Predictive Control (MPC). 

 

The award was presented to Professor Rawlings on August 22, 2013 during the 18th Nordic Process Control Workshop held at the University of Oulu in Finland. The title of his inspiring award lecture was: "Model Predictive Control: Its Interesting Past and Bright Future". 

 

Previous winners of the Nordic Process Control Award: 

1995: Howard H. Rosenbrock 

1997: Karl Johan Åstrøm 

1998: F. Greg Shinskey 

2000: Jens G. Balchen 

2001: Charles R. Cutler 

2003: Roger W. Sargent 

2004: Ernst Dieter Gilles 

2006: Manfred Morari 

2007: Jacques Richalet 

2009: John MacGregor 

2010: Graham C. Goodwin 

2012: Lorenz T. Biegler 

 

For more information on the working group and a copy of the slides from the award lecture, see: 

www.nt.ntnu.no/users/skoge/npc 

 

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3. Books

 

3.1 Model-based Health Monitoring of Hybrid Systems

Contributed by: Danwei Wang, edwwang@ntu.edu.sg

 

WANG, Danwei, YU, Ming, LOW, Chang Boon, and AROGETI, Shai, "Model-based Health Monitoring of Hybrid Systems", Springer New York, June 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4614-7368-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-7369-5 (Online), DOI10.1007/978-1-4614-7369-5.

 

This book explains theoretical and experimental works related to diagnosis and prognosis of hybrid systems using hybrid bond graph modeling. It offers an overview of the fundamentals of diagnosis, prognosis and hybrid bond graph modeling. This book describes a framework of hybrid bond graph based quantitative fault detection, isolation and estimation. Moreover, it also presents strategies to track the system mode and predict the remaining useful life under multiple fault condition. A real world complex hybrid system- a mobile robot steering control system is studied using the developed fault diagnosis method to exhibit practical significance. The material of this book is solely based on the result of several own research projects and our personal interactions with many leading figures in this area have motivated us to write this book.

 

In this book, the latest contributions to the area of model-based fault diagnosis and prognosis using hybrid bond graph are presented to understand the health monitoring process better and help the researchers in their future research. The book is written for undergraduate and graduate students with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer science background. It also serves as an introduction material for practicing engineers as well as academic researchers. With these aims, the scope of the book covers the following subjects: modeling of hybrid systems, quantitative hybrid bond graph-based fault detection and isolation, fault parameter identification, mode tracking techniques, application of real time fault diagnosis to a vehicle steering system, and multiple failure prognosis.

 

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4. Journals

 

4.1 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 

Contributed by: Jae-Bok Song, Editor-in-Chief, journal@ijcas.com

 

International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS) ISSN: 1598-6446 

http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/12555 

Indexed in: Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC, Google Scholar, ProQuest, Academic OneFile, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology, EI-Compendex, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by Serial Solutions

 

Table of contents 

Vol. 11, No. 4, August 2013 

 

- Consensus of Linear Multi-Agent Systems Subject to Actuator Saturation. Airong Wei, Xiaoming Hu, and Yuzhen Wang, pp.649-656. 

- Robust Synchronization of Dynamical Network with Impulsive Disturbances and Uncertain Parameters. Cong Zheng and Jinde Cao, pp.657-665. 

- Finite-gain Lp Consensus of Multi-agent Systems. Xi Yang and Jinzhi Wang, pp.666-674.

- Inverse Optimal Adaptive Stochastic Gain Assignment for a Class of Nonlinear Systems with Markovian Jump. Chuan-Rui Wang, Xing-Hu Wang, and Hai-Bo Ji,pp.675-682. 

- Stabilization of Stochastically Singular Nonlinear Jump Systems with Unknown Parameters and Continuously Distributed Delays. Quanxin Zhu, pp.683-691. 

- Absolute Exponential Admissibility of Switched Descriptor Delayed Systems with Sector-Bounded Nonlinearity. Xiuyong Ding, Xiaoming Fan, and Xiu Liu,pp.692-703. 

- Sparse Structured Non-fragile H∞ Controller Design for Linear Systems. Wei-Wei Che, Guang-Hong Yang, and Xiao-Zheng Jin, pp.704-710. 

- Data Filtering based Least Squares Algorithms for Multivariable CARAR-like Systems.  Dong-Qing Wang, Feng Ding, and Da-Qi Zhu, pp.711-717. 

- Partial Feedback Linearization Control of a Three-Dimensional Overhead Crane. Le AnhTuan, Soon-Geul Lee, Viet-HungDang, Sangchan Moon, and ByungSoo Kim, pp.718-727.

-  Robust Control Guaranteeing Uniform Ultimate Boundedness for a Class of Mismatched Uncertain Parabolic Distributed Parameter Systems.  Hai-Long Xing, Dong-Hai Li, and Wen-Shan Cui, pp.728-733.

- Input-to-State-Stability modular Command Filtered Back-stepping Attitude Control of a Generic Reentry Vehicle.  Yuehui Ji, Qun Zong, Bailing Tian, and Helong Liu, pp.734-741.

- Real-Time Nonlinear Programming by Amplitude Modulation. Kyoungchul Kong and Masayoshi Tomizuka, pp.742-751. 

- Optimal Scheduling of a Communication Channel for the Centralized Control of a Platoon of Vehicles. Tae Hyun Fang, Deuk Jae Cho, and Jae Weon Choi, pp.752-760.

- Iterated Square Root Unscented Kalman Filter for Maneuvering Target Tracking using TDOA Measurements. Panlong Wu, Xingxiu Li, and Yuming Bo, pp.761-767. 

- A Teleoperation System for Micro Positioning with Haptic Feedback. Reza Seifabadi, Seyed Mehdi Rezaei, Saeed Shiry Ghidary,and Mohammad Zareinejad, pp.768-775.

- Collision Detection Algorithm Robust to Model Uncertainty. Chang-Nho Cho and Jae-Bok Song, pp.776-781. 

- Distance Measurement of Zooming Image for a Mobile Robot. Hongwei Gao, Jinguo Liu, Yang Yu, and Yangmin Li, pp.782-789. 

- A Fast and Efficient Image Registration Algorithm using Outlier Rejection Technique based on Subimage. Dong Won Yang and Do Jong Kim, pp.790-797. 

- Auto-positioning of Sliding Planes Based on Virtual Force. Eun Ho Kim, Kyung Woon Kwak, Young Kook Kim, Soohyun Kim, Byung Man Kwak, In Gwun Jang, and Kyung-Soo Kim, pp.798-804.

- Algebraic Solution to Minimum-Time Velocity Planning. Gabriele Lini, Aurelio Piazzi, and Luca Consolini, pp.805-814. 

- Reliability-Based Camera Handoff for Cooperative Tracking with Multiple Pan-Tilt Cameras. Kyung H. Jeong, Jeong S. Choi, and Beom H. Lee, pp.815-825. 

- Human Biometric Identification through Integration of Footprint and Gait. Heesung Lee, Byungyun Lee, Jin-Woo Jung, Sungjun Hong, and Euntai Kim, pp.826-833.

- Automatic Multi-thresholds Selection for Image Segmentation based on Evolutionary Approach. Quoc Bao Truong and Byung Ryong Lee, pp.834-844. 

- Adaptive Exponential Synchronization in pth Moment of Neutral-Type Neural Networks with Time Delays and Markovian Switching.  Wuneng Zhou, Yan Gao, Dongbing Tong, Chuan Ji, and Jian’an Fang, pp.845-851.

- The Improved Upper Solution Bounds of the Continuous Coupled Algebraic Riccati Matrix Equation.  Juan Zhang and Jianzhou Liu, pp.852-858.

 

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4.2 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 3, http://link.springer.com/journal/498/25/3/page/1 

 

- Characterization of hysteresis processes, Fayçal Ikhouane, 291-310 

- Characterization of feedback Nash equilibria for multi-channel systems via a set of non-fragile stabilizing state-feedback solutions and dissipativity inequalities, Getachew K. Befekadu, Vijay Gupta, 311-326

- Linear positive control systems on time scales. Controllability, Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, 327-343

- Feedback stabilization of abstract neutral linear control systems, S. Zamorano, H. R. Henríquez, 345-386

- Control of shallow water and sediment continuity coupled system, Ababacar Diagne, Abdou Sène, 387-406

- Explicit approximate controllability of the Schrödinger equation with a polarizability term, Morgan Morancey, 407-432

 

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4.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice

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

 

Control Engineering Practice, Volume 21, Issue 10, October 2013

 

- Shuning Zhang, Fuli Wang, Dakuo He, Runda Jia, Online quality prediction for cobalt oxalate synthesis process using least squares support vector regression approach with dual updating, Pages 1267-1276

- Yunong Zhang, Weibing Li, Xiaotian Yu, Huarong Wu, Jun Li, Encoder based online motion planning and feedback control of redundant manipulators, Pages 1277-1289

- Paul Freeman, Peter Seiler, Gary J. Balas, Air data system fault modeling and detection, Pages 1290-1301

- Cassius Z. Resende, Ricardo Carelli, Mário Sarcinelli-Filho, A nonlinear trajectory tracking controller for mobile robots with velocity limitation via fuzzy gains, Pages 1302-1309

- Wojciech Paszke, Eric Rogers, Krzysztof Galkowski, Zhonglun Cai, Robust finite frequency range iterative learning control design and experimental verification, Pages 1310-1320

- Limin Wang, Shengyong Mo, Hongyi Qu, Donghua Zhou, Furong Gao, H8 design of 2D controller for batch processes with uncertainties and interval time-varying delays, Pages 1321-1333

- Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Ricardo Bencatel, João Borges de Sousa, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Receding horizon flight control for trajectory tracking of autonomous aerial vehicles, Pages 1334-1349

- O. Gaye, E. Moulay, S. Brémond, L. Autrique, R. Nouailletas, J.F. Artaud, Y. Orlov, Robust stabilization of the current profile in tokamak plasmas using sliding mode approach in infinite dimension, Pages 1350-1358

- Lei Xie, Yu Cong, Alexander Horch, An improved valve stiction simulation model based on ISA standard tests, Pages 1359-1368

- Huide Zhou, Rachid Bouyekhf, Adbellah El Moudni, Modeling and entropy based control of urban transportation network, Pages 1369-1376

- S. Bezzaoucha, B. Marx, D. Maquin, J. Ragot, Nonlinear joint state and parameter estimation: Application to a wastewater treatment plant, Pages 1377-1385

- François Delmotte, Michel Dambrine, Sabrina Delrot, Sylvain Lalot, Fouling detection in a heat exchanger: A polynomial fuzzy observer approach, Pages 1386-1395

- Chunhui Zhao, Youxian Sun, Subspace decomposition approach of fault deviations and its application to fault reconstruction, Pages 1396-1409

- M. Beschi, M. Berenguel, A. Visioli, L.J. Yebra, Constrained control strategies for disturbance rejection in a solar furnaces, Pages 1410-1421

- Ivan Markovsky, A software package for system identification in the behavioral setting, Pages 1422-1436

- Rshdee Alhakim, Emmanuel Simeu, Kosai Raoof, Novel control for delay-locked loop in IR-UWB communication systems, Pages 1437-1454

 

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4.4 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 

Contributed by: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg

 

Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 

Editor-in-chief: Zhiping Lin 

 

Table of Contents 

 

Volume 24, Number 1, March 2013 

- Distributed stabilisation of spatially invariant systems: positive polynomial approach. P. Augusta, Z. Hurák, pp. 3-21 

- Robustly stable multivariate polynomials. M. Scheicher, pp. 23-50 

- Characterizations of global reachability of 2D structured systems. R. Pereira, P. Rocha, R. Simões, pp. 51-64 

- Long-tail distribution based multiscale-multiband autoregressive detection for hyperspectral imagery. L. He, Z. Yu, Z. Gu, Y. Li, pp. 65-85 

- The delay-range-dependent robust stability analysis for 2-D state-delayed systems with uncertainty. J. Yao, W. Wang, Y. Zou, pp. 87-103 

- Efficient 2-D DOA estimation for coherent sources with a sparse acoustic vector-sensor array. Z. Liu, X. Ruan, J. He, pp. 105-120 

- A Cramér Rao bounds based analysis of 3D antenna array geometries made from ULA branches. D.T. Vu, A. Renaux, R. Boyer, S. Marcos, pp. 121-155 

- Extending the concept of IIR filtering to array processing using approximate spatial  IIR structure. F. Wen, B.P. Ng, V.V. Reddy, pp. 157-179 

- A novel fuzzy system for edge detection in noisy image using bacterial foraging. O.P. Verma, M. Hanmandlu, A.K. Sultania, A.S. Parihar, pp. 181-198 

- The analysis and design of two-dimensional nearly-orthogonal symmetric wavelet filter banks.  Y. Zhao, M.N.S. Swamy, pp. 199-218 

 

Volume 24, Number 2, June 2013 

- Special issue on “Challenges, trends and solutions for 3-D imaging techniques”. E.A.B. da Silva, C.L. Pagliari 219 

- Mode selective interpolation for stereoscopic 3D video in frame-compatible top-bottom packing. C.S. Won, pp. 221-233 

- Analysis of frame-compatible subsampling structures for efficient 3DTV broadcast. R. Mohedano, C. Muñoz, J. Cabrera, F. Jaureguizar, N. García, pp. 235-253 

- Quality assessment of auto-stereoscopic rendering depending on positioning accuracy of multi-view capture systems’ components. M. Ali-Bey, N. Manamanni, S. Moughamir, pp. 255-279 

- A perceptual metric for stereoscopic image quality assessment based on the binocular energy. R. Bensalma. M.-C. Larabi, pp. 281-316 

- Tele-immersive environments for rehabilitation activities: an empirical study on proprioception. K. McHenry, P. Bajcsy. M. Frogley. R. Kooper, pp. 317-330 

- A new cost effective 3D measurement audit and model comparison system for verification tasks. K. Vaiapury, A. Aksay, X. Lin, E. Izquierdo, C. Papadopoulos, pp. 331-377 

- Reconstruction of coarse depth estimates using hierarchical image partitions. C. Dorea, R.L. de Queiroz, pp. 379-393 

 

Volume 24, Number 3, September 2013 

- Stability analysis and control design for 2-D fuzzy systems via basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. X. Chen, J. Lam, H. Gao, S. Zhou, pp. 395-415 

- Efficient 2-D based algorithms for WLS designs of 2-D FIR filters with arbitrary  weighting functions. R. Zhao, X. Lai, pp. 417-434 

- Design of three-dimensional adaptive IIR notch filters. N. Piyachaiyakul, C. Charoenlarpnopparut, pp. 435-446 

- Improved design of unimodular waveforms for MIMO radar. S. Zhuang, X. Zhu, pp. 447-456 

- An adaptive extraction of generalized eigensubspace by using exact nested orthogonal complement structure. T.D. Nguyen, N. Takahashi, I. Yamada, pp. 457-483 

- Two-dimensional extension of variance-based thresholding for image segmentation. F. Nie, Y. Wang, M. Pan, G. Peng, P. Zhang, pp. 485-501 

- A stochastic analysis of distance estimation approaches in single molecule microscopy: quantifying the resolution limits of photon-limited imaging systems 

S. Ram, E.S. Ward, R.J. Ober, pp. 503-542 

- A new class of multi-dimensional Teager-Kaiser and higher order operators based on directional derivatives. F. Salzenstein, A.O. Boudraa, T. Chonavel, pp. 543-572 

- Fast DOA estimation of incoherently distributed sources by novel propagator. Z. Zheng, G. Li, pp. 573-581 

- Multi-dimensional Capon spectral estimation using discrete Zhang neural networks.  A. Benchabane, A. Bennia, F. Charif, A. Taleb-Ahmed, pp. 583-598 

 

Volume 24, Number 4, December 2013 

Editorial 

- Special issue on Multidimensional systems theory and control. L. Ntogramatzidis, K. Ga1kowski 599-600 

Papers 

- Geometric techniques for implicit two-dimensional systems. L. Ntogramatzidis, M. Cantoni 601-620 

- Analysis and design of unknown input observers for a class of 2-D nonlinear systems.  L. Wang, H. Xu, L. Xu, Z. Lin 621-635 

- Control of linear extended nD systems with minimized sensitivity to parameter uncertainties.  E. Rafaj1owicz, W. Rafaj1owicz 637-656 

- On the existence of an optimal solution of the Mayer problem governed by 2D continuous  counterpart of the Fornasini-Marchesini model. D. Bors, M. Majewski 657-665 

- Robust stability of hybrid Roesser models against parametric uncertainty: a general approach. M. Ghamgui, N. Yeganefar, O. Bachelier, D. Mehdi 667-684 

- Robust H• filtering for uncertain two-dimensional continuous systems with time-varying Delays. B. El-Kasri, A. Hmamed, E.H. Tissir, F. Tadeo 685-706 

- Control law design for discrete linear repetitive processes with non-local updating structures B. Cichy, K. Ga1kowski, E. Rogers, A. Kummert 707-726 

- Robust control with finite frequency specification for uncertain discrete linear repetitive processes. W. Paszke, O. Bachelier 727-745 

 

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4.5 Contents: Control Engineering of China 

Contributed by: You Jing, youjiyun_ok@163.com

 

Control Engineering of China 

Jul 20 2013 Vol. 20 No. 4 Total 118 

 

- Method and Application of Sintered NdFeb Strip Casting Production Planning.  Liu Ye-feng,et al 

- Nonliner Control for SVG Based On Generalized Hamiltonian System Theory.  Zhang Min,et al 

- A New Stabilization Conditions for T-S Fuzzy Descriptor System.  Zhang Shuang-hong,et al 

- Improved Predictive Functional Control Algorithm and Its Application.  Guo Wei,et al 

- Ship Course Nonlinear Adaptive Backstepping Control.  Ye Bao-yu,et al 

- Detection of the Mistaken Pressing Accelerator Pedal Based on Encoder.  Yin Yi-xin,et al 

- Research on Virtual Attainable Subset of Control Allocation in Multi-effector Aircraft. Chen Yong,et al 

- The Simulation Research of Speed-sensorless Balance Control to the Two Wheels Self-balance Vehicle.  Duan Qi-chang,et al 

- The Study of Fuzzy Self-adjusted PID Control for Ship Course Based on Back Propagation Method.  Peng Xiu-yan,et al 

- Research of the Multi-protocol Port Forwarding Technology.  Chen Wei-hong,et al 

- GPC-PID Control for Boiler Intermediate Point Temperature Based on Online Identification.  Wang Jian-guo,et al 

- Research on Vibration Isolation for Closed High Speed Press.  Sun Ming-jiang,et al 

- Robustness of Sampled-data Control Systems with Generalized Hold Functions: PWC Hold and Computational Issues.  Li Xia-yu,et al 

- Investigation on Electrical Signal Energy Transmission in Human Meridian.  Tan Yong-hong,et al 

- Design of Solar Intelligent Tracking System Based on Fuzzy Algorithm.  Ma Li-xin,et al 

- Research of Brick Destacking Robot Vision Orientation System.  Liao Xiao-bo,et al 

- Research and Application of Soft Measure Based on Proximal Support Vector Machine with Competitive Clustering.  Wang Hua-qiu,et al 

- On-line Kernel Extreme Learning Machine Modelling Based on Selective Update.  Sun Chao-jiang,et al 

- Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm for Mobile Robots Based on Depth Image.  Zhang Yi,et al 

- The Design Based on DSP of Drive Control System in Electrical Vehicle.  Sun Wei,et al 

- Fuzzy Adaptive PID Control of Servo Control System for Character Inkjet Printer.  Yan Yu-wen,et al 

- An Algorithm for Sensor Hardware Redundancy Rate Based on D-guaranteed Cost Control.   Wang Fu-zhong,et al 

- Precisely Locating Eyes Based on Improved AdaBoost Algorithm.  Mei Xiao-hua,et al 

- A Kind of Chaotic Genetic Algorithm and Its Application in Sewage Treatment Process.   Xiong Wei-li,et al 

- The Optimization of Tire Die Structure Based on Numerical Simulation Analysis.  Zhang Bai-jun,et al 

- Robust Control of a Uncertain Generalized Systems Based on the LMI.  Wang Juan,et al 

- Pipe Network Optimization Based on Improved Chantic Particle Swarm Optimization.  Qiao Jun-fei,et al 

- Study of Aircraft Support Scheduling of Aircraft on Carrier Based on Space Restriction.   Wei Chang-quan,et al 

- Non-fragile H∞ Control for a Class of Singular Time-delay Systems.  Ma Yue-chao,et al 

- The Intelligent Fetching Technology Research about News.  Lv Zhen-liao,et al 

- Application of Wavelet in Shearers Motor Fault Diagnosis.  Xie Guo-min,et al 

- Wind and Solar Hybrid Lamps Testing System Based on GPRS.  Li Lian,et al 

- DKICA Fault Diagnosis of Batch Process Based on FCM Clustering Modeling.  Zhao Xiao-qiang,et al 

- Passive Control for Uncertain Time-delay Singular System with Saturation Actuators.   Yuan Min,et al 

- Design of the Integrated Simulation and Control Experimental System Based on FPGA.   Xu Lin,et al 

- Image Decomposition and Inpainting Based on Besov and Hibert-Sobolev Space.  Bai Zong-wen,et al 

- Grain Monitoring Model based on BP Neural Network.  Liu YAN-ju,et al 

- Backstepping-sliding Mode Control Based on Passive Nonlinear Observer for Dynamic Positioning Vessels.   Xia Guo-qing,et al 

- Distributed Connectivity Control in Power System.  Wang Dong-yun,et al 

- Research on the Problem of ADRC Controller Parameters Tuning Based on Hybrid Optimization Algorithm.   Shi Yun-tao,et al 

- Stability Control for Discrete Mutual Feedback Neural Network on Parallel Evolution.  Wang Kai-xing,et al 

- Data Preprocessing Outlier Detection Algorithm of Statistical Monitoring Modeling.  Xiao Ying-wang,et al 

- The Problem of Blind Alley in Net Searching and an Improved Ant Colony Optimization with Backing.  Mu Ke,et al 

- Interference Factors Analysis of PLC Control System and It's Anti-interference Measures.  Yin Jia-lin,et al 

- Study on Yaw Hysteresis Control System of Direct Drive Wind Turbine.  Hu Chang-bin,et al 

- Research on Energy Equilibrium of Li-ion Battery Series.  Shen Yan-xia,et al 

- Application of Fuzzy PID Predictive Function Control Algorithm in Excitation System.  Guo Wei,et al 

- The Design of Multiple Load Balancing and Network Ring Network Cloud Platform.  Luo Jian-feng 

- Research on Industrial Robot's Positioning Accuracy Calibration.  Yang Li-hong,et al 

 

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4.6  CFP: Journal of Process Control 

Contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang.youqing@ieee.org

 

Journal of Process Control 

Special Issue on Latest Updates of Iterative Learning Control and Their Applications

 

Iterative learning control (ILC) can “learn” from experience to improve its control performance, and it plays an important role in processes with certain repetitive nature. Contributions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Process Control devoted to the subject of latest updates of iterative learning control and their applications. The purpose of this special issue is to document the current status of research and application in this field, through a collection of original high-quality papers.

 

Only contributions that contain both theoretical contributions and relevant application results will be considered. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

- ILC design for systems with stochastic noises 

- ILC design with batch-varying references 

- Indirect ILC for nonlinear systems 

- Performance assessment for ILC 

- Point-to-point ILC design 

 

It is required that all contributions have experimental results or at least realistic simulation studies. Contributions must be prepared in accordance with the Journal of Process Control standards. Prospective authors are advised to consult the “Guide for Authors” prior to submitting a paper: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30445/authorinstructions. Contributions should be submitted via http://ees.elsevier.com/jprocont/. After you log in the system, "iterative learning control SI" should be chosen for "Choose Article Type".

 

Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. The expected time schedule for this special issue:

1. Before September 30: Submission of manuscript following JPC guidelines. 

2. Before December 31: Final decision on the manuscript (including possible revision and re-review).

All manuscripts will follow the existing review practice to meet the standards of the Journal of Process Control.

 

Guest Editors: 

- Youqing Wang. College of Information Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, 100029, China, wang.youqing@ieee.org 

- Furong Gao. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, kefgao@ust.hk

 

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4.7 CFP: IET Control Theory and Applications

Contributed by: zhongkli@gmail.com

 

Special Issue: Recent developments in networked control and estimation

 

Networked systems are complex dynamical systems wherein the feedback loop is closed through some form of communication networks. These systems arise in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as sensor networks, telerobotics, smart grids, biological networks, flocking, animal aggregation and etc. The unique feature of a networked system whose components are spatially distributed and connected by networks offers great advantages over conventional control systems, such as low cost, reduced wiring, simple installation and maintenance, and high flexibility. However, the analysis and design of such systems pose new challenges due to their complex interconnections, limited bandwidth, network unreliability, transmission errors, delayed feedback information and so on. It is well acknowledged that estimation and/or control of networked systems should be co-designed with communication networks. In the past decade, we have already witnessed a number of extensive studies in the literature to alleviate the network-induced problems. However, many problems such as the performance analysis of networked systems, the optimal design of multi-agent systems, distributed estimation and control under sparse sensing schemes still require in-depth investigation to reveal the effects of networks on the operation of networked systems and widen their application domains.

 

The objective of this Special Issue is to present the most innovative mathematical methods for the analysis and design of networked systems to the control and application audiences. In particular, topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Coordinated control and estimation of multi-agent systems

- Network modeling for networked systems

- Co-design of networks and control systems

- Control and estimation under communication constraints

- Distributed and cooperative optimization

- Decentralized algorithms over sensor networks

- Robust coordination under network uncertainties

- Distributed algorithms under sparse sensing schemes

- Randomized, gossip, and message passing algorithms

- Multi-objective control of networked systems

 

All submissions are subject to the journal’s peer-review procedures. The authors should follow the journal’s Author guide at http://digital-library.theiet.org/ journals/author-guide when preparing papers for submission to the Special issue. All manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/iet-cta

 

Important dates:

Submission of Manuscript: February 15, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2014

Final Manuscript Due: September 1, 2014

Tentative Publication Date: January 1, 2015

 

Guest Editors:

- Keyou You. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Email: youky@tsinghua.edu.cn

- Zhongkui Li. Peking University, Beijing, China. Email: zhongkli@gmail.com

- Daniel E Quevedo. The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. Email: dquevedo@ieee.org

- Frank L. Lewis. The University of Texas at Arlington, Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Email: lewis@uta.edu

 

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4.8  CFP: Journal of the Franklin Institute

Contributed by: Hui Zhang, huizhang285@gmail.com

 

Call for papers from Journal of the Franklin Institute, Special issue on Control and Estimation of Electrified Vehicles

 

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-the-franklin-institute/call-for-papers/control-and-estimation-of-electrified-vehicles/

In the world where the customers’ and governments’ requirements are growing rapidly, the development of new style vehicles has taken on an accelerated pace. A significant trend of the development is to make the vehicles more intelligent. Here, the intelligence does not only mean that the vehicles are becoming autonomous but also implies that the vehicles are smart to improve the safety and save the fuel consumption. Electrified vehicles, including electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), are gaining more importance in this new field. Among all the challenges on the electrification, control and estimation are quite critical for the development.

The overall aims of this special issue are two-fold: (1) to provide an up-to-date overview of the challenges on the control and estimation of electrified vehicles and (2) to offer advanced and practical methodologies to deal with those challenges. The papers presenting the state-of-the-art research and development, as well as future trends in advanced control and estimation of electrified vehicles, would be of particular interest in this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

 

• Analysis and synthesis of full-wheel-independent-drive electric vehicles

• Fault modeling, detection, and isolation of electrified vehicles

• Energy optimization and management in electrified vehicles

• Optimal control of the powertrain

• Estimation in the integrated vehicles especially in the power systems

• Aging modeling and prediction in the power systems

• Safety issues and vehicle crashworthiness

 

Before submission, the authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-the-franklin-institute/0016-0032/guide-for-authors. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal online submission system at http://ees.elsevier.com/fi/default.asp?pg=login.asp, according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due November 1, 2013

First Round of Reviews March 1, 2014

Publication Date June 1, 2014

 

Lead Guest Editor:

Hamid Reza Karimi, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway;hamid.r.karimi@uia.no

 

Guest Editors:

Hui Zhang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA;huizhang285@gmail.com

Xinjie Zhang, State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, China;xjzhang5885@gmail.com

Junmin Wang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA;wang.1381@osu.edu

Mohammed Chadli, University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), Laboratory of Modeling, Information & Systems (MIS), Amiens, France; mchadli@u-picardie.fr

 

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5. Conferences 

 

5.1 IFAC World Congress: CFP on Social Systems 

Contributed by: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, lamnabhi@lss.supelec.fr

 

We encourage submission of papers or invited sessions at the 19th IFAC World Congress http://www.ifac2014.org/ on the area of SOCIAL SYSTEMS. Control is indeed at the heart of new technologies in this particular domain also with major increasing interests. Papers on the following areas are very welcome:

- Theoretical and computational methods and tools for modeling, analysis, synthesis, control, and management in Economic, Business, and Financial Systems: Econometrics, statistics, control science, computer sciences, operations research, and management science.

- Positive and negative effects of automation on work, culture, health, safety, environment: Emerging applications of control sciences in areas such as autonomous systems; Cooperation of multi-agents (in medical robotics, personal assistance, military/security and spatial robots); Networks (internet, large distributed systems, tele-operation); Interfaces and human computer interaction, safety of process.

- Methodology for improving the theory, practice and accessibility of control systems education. University education and continuing education issues in control engineering; Control engineering laboratories (based on low-cost technologies), experiments, computer aided design, distance and virtual education technologies, e-learning, and internet based teaching technologies; Cooperation and technology transfer between academia and industry.

- Theoretical and practical issues related to international stability, technology and culture: Cost oriented end of life control and automatic systems; International systems stability; Engineering ethics; Control and automation of social networks, International development and conflict, Technology driven change. 

 

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5.2 IFAC World Congress: Call for Invited Sessions Proposals 

Contributed by: Lisa Vickers, info@ifac2014.org

 

IFAC 2014 Invited Sessions Proposals 

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize an invited session on a specific topic. The proposal of an invited session must contain a summary statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session as well as a short description of the papers in the session.

 

An invited session may be given in a podium presentation format or in an interactive format. In the former case, it consists of oral presentations provided by a speaker per paper, in the latter it consists of a set of posters presented by one author per paper. The program committee reserves the right to assign accepted invited sessions to either format, podium or interactive. No value ranking is implied by the paper presentation format.

 

Invited session proposals are made by an (or more) organizer(s) according to the procedure described below. The proposal has to be followed by the individual submission of the full version of all invited papers. Each paper will be individually reviewed and invited session proposals will be rated as a whole. At the discretion of the program committee, individual papers may be removed from a proposed session and placed in the regular program, and appropriate contributed papers may be moved into the session. Likewise, selected papers from a rejected invited session may be placed into the regular program.

 

The submitted papers can be grouped as follows: 

•Invited regular papers 

•Invited keynote papers 

•Invited industrial papers/Extended abstracts 

An invited session in the podium presentation format consists of 120 minutes of podium presentations. It may be composed of six 20-minute papers, or of one keynote 40-minute paper plus four 20-minute papers. The keynote paper of an invited session should address the broader setting of the topic of the session, for example, an address concerning emerging trends as well as recent developments.

 

An invited session in the interactive format consists of 2 hour presentations of posters by the invited speakers. In analogy with invited sessions in the podium format, an invited session in the interactive format must be proposed as a set grouping 6 papers.

 

Submission Procedure 

The submission procedure for (podium or interactive) invited sessions is as follows (see also the instructions at https://ifac.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl).

 

•The organizer should submit an invited session proposal including the session title, a related Technical Committee, a brief session description, and the list of papers (title, authors, and affiliation). In this description it should be specified whether the session is proposed as a podium or interactive invited session. Submissions have to be made electronically within the Conference Manuscript Management System CMMS, using the “Invited Session Proposal” submission link.

•Soon after the submission of the proposal, the organizer will receive a Session Code by e-mail. This code is automatically issued by the system. The organizer should then distribute the Session Code to the authors of the invited session papers.

•Individual authors of the invited session papers should submit their papers through the “Invited Session Paper” link at the CMMS using the appropriate Session Code they received from the organizer.

Page Limits 

The length of each single papers must satisfy the following constraints: 

Each paper will have an associated triple (X,Y,Z), where X = maximum number of pages for the initial submission, Y = maximum number of pages for the final submission without extra page fee, Z = maximum number of pages for the final submission with extra page fee (100 € per page).

 

•Invited regular paper (9,6,9) 

•Invited keynote paper (15, 12, 15) 

•Invited industrial paper/Extended abstract (6,6,6) 

The congress will accept a limited number of papers based on extended abstracts, to encourage participation from industry and from colleagues outside the traditional academic control community. These abstracts will typically be two pages in length and will be subject to peer review. Authors will present in technical or interactive sessions but the papers will not appear in the congress proceedings. 

 

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5.3 Mathematical problems in engineering, sciences and aerospace 

Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

 

Call for Papers 

 

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, IFIP, AIP, Narvik University, Norway , Norut Narvik, Norway, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden , 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

Also you can submit extended version of papers to Journal MESA http://nonlinearstudies.com/index.php/mesa 

 

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5.4 International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 

Contributed by: John Lygeros, jlygeros@ethz.ch

 

HSCC 2014 Call for papers 

 

17th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 

April 15-17, 2014 

Berlin, Germany 

 

URL: http://2014.hscc-conference.org/ 

 

Important dates: 

Submission deadline: October 14, 2013. 

Rebuttal phase: November 27 to December 2, 2013. 

Author notification: December 17, 2013. 

Camera-ready submission: February 3, 2014 

Conference dates: April 15-17, 2014 

 

Conference Scope: 

 

"Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control" (HSCC) focuses on research that involves a blend of concepts, tools, and techniques from computer science, control theory, and applied mathematics for analysis and control of dynamical systems that exhibit combined continuous and discrete (hybrid) dynamics. By drawing on strategies from both 

computation and control, this field offers techniques applicable to both man-made, cyber-physical systems (ranging from mixed signal circuits and small robots to global infrastructure networks) and natural systems (ranging from biochemical networks to physiological models). HSCC has long been a leading, single-track conference for 

such rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to dynamical systems with an emphasis on computational aspects. Researchers from academia and industry are invited to submit manuscripts on their latest research in this area. 

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

- Design, synthesis, analysis, verification, and control of hybrid systems; 

- Computability and complexity; 

- Programming languages, specification formalisms, and software tools; 

- Real-time computing and resource-aware control for embedded systems; 

- Applications in areas such as automotive, communication and wireless networks, avionics, transportation networks, energy systems, mobile robotic networks, environmental monitoring, medical devices, manufacturing, analog and mixed-signal electronics, systems biology, and other sciences.

 

HSCC 2014 will be part of the 7th CPSWeek (Cyber-Physical Systems Week) collocating 5 conferences: HSCC, the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), the Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) and the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS). 

 

Submission Guidelines: 

 

Submitted papers should present original research that is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. 

Regular papers: maximum 10 pages in the 10pt, two-column ACM format. Submission by October 14, 2013 through the EasyChair system. Regular papers should present original research or industrial applications of techniques for design and/or analysis of hybrid systems, or their integration into industrial design flows.

Tool and Case-Study papers: maximum 6 pages in the 10pt, two-column ACM format. Submission by October 14, 2013 through the EasyChair system.

Tool Papers should describe an implemented tool and its novel features. Case studies should present hybrid systems tools or techniques.

 

Authors of accepted Regular, Tool and Case-Study papers with a computational component will be invited to submit their code and data to an optional repeatability evaluation in late January. Submissions of Regular, Tool and Case-Study papers should be made through the HSCC 2014 EasyChair

Website: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hscc2014 

 

Demo/poster abstracts: Approximately 2 pages. Submission by October 14, 2013 through email to hscc2014@easychair.org with “HSCC demo submission” in the subject line. Questions should be directed to the same address. Demo/poster abstracts serve the sole purpose of selecting contributions for the demo and poster session and will not be published in the conference proceedings.

 

Proposals for workshops and tutorials for the CPS Workshop and Tutorial Day (April 14, 2014) should be submitted directly to CPS Week

https://www.cpsweek2014.org by September 29, 2013. 

Workshops should provide an arena for presentations and discussion about a special topic of relevance to CPS Week and HSCC. Tutorials should present in-depth content in a mini-course format aimed primarily at students, researchers and industry members.

 

Program Chairs: 

Martin Fraenzle, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg, Germany. 

John Lygeros, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 

 

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5.5 American Control Conference 

Contributed by: Jerome Lynch, jerlynch@umich.edu

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

2014 American Control Conference (ACC2014)

June 4-6, 2014, Portland, Oregon

http://a2c2.org/conferences/acc2014/index.php

 

It is our pleasure to announce the 2014 American Control Conference that will be held June 4 through 6 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. The ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC), the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC). Member societies of the AACC include AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, SCS, and SIAM.

 

Important Dates:

- September 27, 2013 Submission Deadline for Papers

- October 18, 2013 Submission Deadline for Workshop Proposals

 

Contributed Papers: Papers on all aspects of the theory and application of automatic control are invited in the form of regular manuscripts (6 pages). Papers must conform to the policy detailed on the conference web page.

 

Invited Sessions: Invited sessions consist of 6 papers that collectively present a unifying theme from diverse viewpoints. Proposals must be accompanied by full versions of each paper to be individually reviewed along with the proposal itself.

 

Tutorial Sessions: Tutorial sessions are organized to provide an introduction to a topic of interest. The format is structured around a main tutorial paper (up to 18 pages) and talk (60 minutes) followed by three presentations (with or without papers of up to 6 pages each) to give a picture of the state of the art. Sessions involving strong industry-academic collaboration are encouraged.

 

Special Sessions: Special sessions offer a venue for providing exposure to emerging research areas, funding opportunities, and other topics of broad interest to the conference attendees, including industry applications or opportunities. Special sessions proposed do not require submitted papers and are held over lunch breaks or in the evenings.

 

Communities of Interest Micro-Sessions: These Special-Sessions can be proposed on any topic of interest to the conference attendees. The proposed participants may be joined by general conference attendees, each presenting 1-2 slides on the topic of interest, followed by informal or moderated discussion. Industry participants are especially invited to propose micro-sessions.

 

Pre-Conference Workshops: Workshops will be held on June 3, 2014. Proposals for workshops addressing novel control methodologies and nonstandard control applications and workshops with strong tutorial value are encouraged.

 

Plenary Speakers:

We are also excited to announce the following plenary and semi-plenary speakers:

- [Plenary] Professor Keith Glover, University of Cambridge "Symbiotic Relations: Control Theory and Practise"

- [Semi-Plenary] Professor Anna Stefanopoulou, University of Michigan "Control of engines, fuel cells, and batteries: Powering vehicle mobility"

- [Semi-Plenary] Professor Bassam Bamieh, UC Santa Barbara "Networked and Distributed Parameter Systems: New Directions, Opportunities, and Challenges"

- [Semi-Plenary] Dr. Juan de Bedout, GE Energy Management "Unlocking Performance - How Controls Will Shape The Upcoming Business Landscape"

- [Semi-Plenary] Professor Vijay Gupta, University of Notre Dame "Control of Cyber-Physical Systems: Old Issues and New Challenges"

 

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5.6  Unmanned Aviation: Challenges for Growth  

Contributed by: Victoria White, conference@aerosociety.com

 

Unmanned Aviation: Challenges for Growth

16 September 2013

Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters, London

 

The UASSG Annual Conference this year provides a timely focus on the successes already accomplished in getting to a European Remotely Piloted Aircraft system (RPAS) Roadmap covering all 27 member states, developed by the European RPAS Steering Group. Importantly where European Union leads, many other nations follow, either directly or guided by its successes and failures.

Sponsored by NATS.

 

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5.7  International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems

Contributed by: Jacquelien Scherpen, J.M.A.Scherpen@rug.nl

 

MTNS 2014 - 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems

July 7-11, 2014, Groningen, The Netherlands.

http://www.rug.nl/mtns2014

 

The 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2014) will be hosted by the Groningen Center for Systems and Control of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen with support of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). The University of Groningen celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2014.

 

MTNS is a prime conference in the general area of mathematical systems theory. The symposium is interdisciplinary and attracts mathematicians, engineers and researchers working in all aspects of systems theory. The symposium is organized every two years and traditionally covers areas involving a wide range of research directions in mathematical systems, networks and control theory with emphasis on new challenges and potential applications. The scientific program of the conference is defined by, but not limited to, the approximately 50 themes listed on the web-page of the conference.

 

The MTNS 2014 program includes

- plenary and semi-plenary lectures

- mini-courses

- invited sessions

- contributed talks (either as an extended abstract or a full paper)

 

It is planned to have the peer-reviewed full-papers appearing in the Proceedings of the conference to be indexed in Scopus, ISI Web of Science and Google Scholar.

 

Key dates:

- Proposals for mini-courses: 28 October 2013

- Invited session proposals: 25 November 2013

- Contributed talks: 25 November 2013

- Decision notification: March 2014

- Early Registration due: end of April 2014

- Final submission due: end of April 2014

 

The conference co-chairs are: Arjan van der Schaft, Harry Trentelman, Jacquelien Scherpen, and Claudio De Persis.

Please visit the website for more and up-to-date information: http://www.rug.nl/mtns2014

 

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5.8 Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing

Contributed by: edlewis@illinois.edu

 

The Fifty-First Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing will be held from Wednesday, October 2 through Friday, October 4, 2013, at Allerton House, the conference center of the University of Illinois. 

Papers presenting original research are solicited in the areas of communication systems, communication and computer networks, detection and estimation theory, information theory, error control coding, source coding and data compression, network algorithms, control systems, robust and nonlinear control, adaptive control, optimization, dynamic games, multi-agent systems, large-scale systems, robotics and automation, manufacturing systems, discrete event systems, multivariable control, computer vision-based control, learning theory, cyber-physical systems, security and resilience in networks, VLSI architectures for communications and signal processing, and intelligent transportation systems. 

Allerton House is located twenty-six miles southwest of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University in a wooded area on the Sangamon River. It is part of the fifteen-hundred acre Robert Allerton Park, a complex of natural and man-made beauty designated as a National natural landmark. Allerton Park has twenty miles of well-maintained trails and a living gallery of formal gardens, studded with sculptures collected from around the world. 

Plenary lecture: Professor Kannan Ramchandran of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver this year’s plenary lecture. It is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013. 

Notices: Manuscripts must be submitted by Tuesday, July 9, 2013, following the instructions at the Conference website: http://publish.illinois.edu/cslallertonconference/papers/submit-a-paper/. Final versions of papers to be presented at the conference will need to be submitted electronically by October 6, 2013. 

Conference Co-Chairs: Tamer Başar and Olgica Milenkovic 

Email: allerton-conf@illinois.edu 

Sponsors: Coordinated Science Laboratory and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

URL: http://publish.illinois.edu/cslallertonconference/ 

 

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5.9 ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems 

Contributed by: Xenofon Koutsoukos, Xenofon.Koutsoukos@vanderbilt.edu

 

Call for Papers 

 

The 3rd ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS)

Preliminary Call for Papers 

April 15-17, 2014 

Berlin, Germany 

http://www.hi-cons.org/index.htm 

 

The 3rd ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) will be held on April 15-17, 2014 as part of Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2014 (CPSWeek 2014) in Berlin, Germany.

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

-Submission Deadline: October 14, 2013 

-Conference Dates: April 15-17, 2014 

 

CONFERENCE SCOPE 

HiCoNS aims to bring together novel concepts and theories that will help in the development of the science of high confidence networked systems, in particular those considered cyber-physical systems (CPS) and their interactions with human decision makers. The conference will focus on system theoretic approaches to address fundamental challenges to increase the confidence of networked CPS by making them more secure, dependable, and trustworthy. An emphasis will be the control and incentive challenges arising as a result of complex interdependencies between networked systems, in particular those at the intersection of cyber and physical dynamics. In doing so, the conference will advance the development of a principled approach to high-confidence networked CPS.

 

Topics of interest include: 

 

- Threat assessment of networked systems 

- Detectability and diagnosis of faults and attacks 

- Intrusion and anomaly detection systems 

- Robust and resilient network control 

- Security economics 

- Game theoretic approaches for security of networked systems 

- Mechanism design and incentives for resilience 

- Management of interdependent risks 

- Security and privacy of networks 

- Adversarial machine learning 

- Security of sensor-actuator networks 

- Design architectures for prevention, detection, and response 

- Cyber awareness of human-centric systems 

- Response and reconfiguration methods 

- Test-beds for security of critical infrastructures 

- Model based design for integration of security and control 

 

Approaches that can be applied to particular critical infrastructure systems in Transportation (surface and aviation), Energy (smart grid and building energy management), Water and gas distribution, and Healthcare (medical systems and associated embedded devices) are particularly welcome. Equally welcomed is foundational work that cuts across multiple application areas or advances the scientific understanding of underlying principles for the development of high-confidence (secure, reliable, robust, and trustworthy) networked cyber-physical systems. This includes ways to measure the security properties of a system, science-based principals of security and dependability, and methods to conduct robust and repeatable experimentation.

 

The conference aims at engaging researchers from multiple disciplines, including control theory, computer security, network security, information economics, game theory, and theory of incentives, and linking work being done in the applied areas with foundational work to advance a science base for high-confidence networked systems in order to provide the means of building such systems in a principled way.

 

Conference organizers

 

General Chairs: 

Linda Bushnell, University of Washington, USA 

Larry Rohrbough, University of California, Berkeley, USA 

 

Program Chairs: 

Saurabh Amin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 

Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University, USA

 

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5.10 European Control Conference

Contributed by: Frank Allgöwer, frank.allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de

 

Call for Papers (Contributed Papers & Invited Sessions) 

13th European Control Conference (ECC’14) 

June 25 - 27, 2014 

Strasbourg, France 

http://www.ecc14.eu/ 

 

The European Control Conference (ECC) has been organized every two years under the auspices of the European Control Association (EUCA) and since 2013 it is taking 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. ECC’14 will be held in the beautiful French town of Strasbourg, which is the home of the European Parliament. Strasbourg can be conveniently reached by plane or train.

 

The ECC’14 program will feature plenary lectures, semi-plenary lectures, contributed papers, invited session papers, tutorial sessions and pre-conference workshops.

 

Important Dates: 

Submission deadline for all submissions: October 7, 2013 

Acceptance/rejection decisions: early March, 2014 

Final paper submission: April 28, 2014 

 

Contributed paper submissions: 

Prospective authors are invited to submit the full versions of their manuscripts through the conference management system.

Instructions are available on the conference website at http://www.ecc14.eu 

 

Invited session proposals: 

Proposals are invited from participants wishing to organize invited sessions, comprising six thematically coherent papers.

Please see http://www.ecc14.eu for further information or contact the Invited Sessions Chair Frank Allgöwer.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in beautiful Strasbourg in June 2014! 

 

General Chair: Carlos Canudas de Wit, GIPSA-Lab, CNRS 

Program Committee Chair: Silviu Niculescu, L2S, CNRS 

Invited Sessions Chair: Frank Allgöwer, University of Stuttgart  

 

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6. Workshops and Graduate Schools

 

6.1 International Graduate School on Control 

Contributed by: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, lamnabhi@lss.supelec.fr

 

International Graduate School on Control 

www.eeci-institute.eu/IGSC2014 

 

20 Independent Graduate Modules – one 21 hours module per week 

Deadline for advance registration to each module: 20/12/2013 

 

- M1 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 20/01/2014 – 24/01/2014 

*Sliding Mode Control and Observation* Christopher Edwards, University of Exeter, UK 

- M2 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 27/01/2014 – 31/01/2014 

*The Scenario Approach - Theory and Applications* Marco C. Campi, University of Brescia, Italy and Simone Garatti, Politecnico di Milano – DEI, Italy 

- M3 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 03/02/2014 – 07/02/2014 

*Randomized Algorithms for Systems, Control and Networks* Roberto Tempo / Fabrizio Dabbene, CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino, Italy 

- M4 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 10/02/2014 – 14/02/2014 

*Analysis and Synthesis for linear systems subject to control saturation* Sophie Tarbouriech / Luca Zaccarian, CNRS LAAS, Univ. Toulouse, France 

- M5 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 17/02/2014 – 21/02/2014 

*Moments, positive polynomials and LMIs for optimal control* Didier Henrion / Jean-Bernard Lasserre, CNRS LAAS, Univ. Toulouse, France 

- M6 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 24/02/2014 – 28/02/2014 

*Feedback control of quantum systems* Mazyar Mirrahimi, INRIA Rocquencourt and Pierre Rouchon, Mines-ParisTech, France 

- M7 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 03/03/2014 – 07/03/2014 

*Embedded control systems design issues* Pedro Albertos / Alfons Crespo, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain 

- M8 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 10/03/2014 – 14/03/2014 

*Stability and Control of Time-delay Systems* Wim Michiels, KU Leuven, Belgium  and Silviu I. Niculescu, CNRS L2S, Gif-sur-Yvette, France 

- M9 - BELGRADE, Serbia 17/03/2014 – 21/03/2014 

*Nonlinear Control Over Networks with Uncertain Sampling and Delays* Miroslav Krstic, Univ California, San Diego, USA  and Iasson Karafyllis, NTUA, Athens, Greece 

- M10 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 24/03/2014 – 28/03/2014 

*Arbitrated Network Control Systems and CPS* Anuradha Annaswamy, MIT, USA 

- M11 – HANGZHOU, China 24/03/2014 – 28/03/2014 

*Adaptive and Passivity-based Control of Nonlinear Systems* Romeo Ortega, CNRS L2S Gif-sur-Yvette, France 

- M12 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 31/03/2014 – 04/04/2014 

*Model Predictive Control* Jan Maciejowski, University of Cambridge, UK 

- M13 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 07/04/2014 – 12/04/2014 

*Introduction to Nonlinear Control* Hassan K. Khalil, Michigan State Univ, USA 

- M14 - L’AQUILA, Italy 14/04/2014 – 19/04/2014 

*Convergence theory for observers: Necessary, and Sufficient conditions* Laurent Praly, Mines-ParisTech, France 

- M15 –SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia 14/04/2014 – 19/04/2014 

*Nonlinear Control for Physical Systems* Roger W. Brockett, Harvard SEAS, USA and Alexandre L. Fradkov, RAS, Saint-Peterburg, Russia 

- M16 - BELGRADE, Serbia 21/04/2014 – 25/04/2014 

*Distributed Control* A. Stephen Morse, Yale University, USA 

- M17 - ISTANBUL, Turkey 28/04/2014 – 02/05/2014 

*Introduction to Geometric Nonlinear Control Theory and Applications* Witold Respondek, INSA Rouen, France 

- M18 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 05/05/2014 – 09/05/2014 

*Analysis and Design of Hybrid Control Systems* Ricardo G. Sanfelice, University of Arizona, Tucson,USA 

- M19 - GRENOBLE, France 12/05/2014 – 16/05/2014 

*Adaptive Control: From needs to applications* Ioan D. Landau, CNRS GIPSA-LAB, Grenoble, France  and Alireza Karimi, EPFL, Switzerland 

- M20 - PARIS (Gif-sur-Yvette) 19/05/2014 – 23/05/2014 

*Modeling and Control of Automotive and Aerospace Engines and Powerplants* Ilya Kolmanovsky, University of Michigan and Stefano Di Cairano, Mitsubishi Elect. Res. Lab Boston, USA 

 

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6.2 Time Delay Systems: Theory, Numerics, and Analytical Approaches for Applications

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

 

Workshop on "Time Delay Systems: Theory, Numerics, and Analytical Approaches for Applications" 

Where: At the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Firenze, Italy 

When: Monday December 14, 2013 

 

Presenters: 

Rifat Sipahi (Northeastern University, Boston), 

Fatihcan Atay (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig), 

Hitay Ozbay (Bilkent University, Ankara), 

Wim Michiels (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), 

Silviu-Iulian Niculescu (CNRS LSS - Supélec). 

 

Details: http://cdc2013.units.it/workshops.php

 

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7. Positions

 

7.1  PhD: Utah State University, USA

Contributed by: Rajnikant Sharma, rajnikant.sharma@usu.edu

 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking PhD Students to perform research in the area of navigation small UAVs in GPS denied areas and environment monitoring using multiple UAVs . Students should have strong background in control and estimation theory, and UAV dynamics and control. Applicant should be proficient in MATLAB/SIMULINK, C++, and OpenCV. Hands on experience with UAV autopilot (Kestrel, Piccolo, and Paparazzi) and sensors will be an added advantage. For more details about UAV research at Utah State University can be found at http://aggieair.usu.edu/aggie.html

 

Interested candidates can contact Rajnikant Sharma at rajnikant.sharma@usu.edu 

 

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7.2 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Contributed by: Mahmut Reyhanoglu, reyhanom@erau.edu

 

PhD positions are available in the areas of nonlinear dynamics, controls, and robotics at the Department of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University located in Daytona Beach. These positions cover full tuition and fees plus a stipend. Requirements include a strong background in control theory, dynamic systems and mathematics; a Master’s degree in engineering, physics, or applied mathematics; and excellent skills in using Matlab and Simulink. It is also desirable that the candidates have hands-on experience on feedback control. It is expected that the candidates have excellent GRE and TOEFL (if necessary) scores as well as strong oral and written communication skills.

For details and application procedures, please visit http://www.erau.edu/admissions/graduate.html

Contact:

Prof. Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Physical Sciences Department,

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida.

E-mail: reyhanom@erau.edu

 

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7.3  PhD: INRIA/ALSTOM, France

Contributed by: Federica Garin, federica.garin@inria.fr

 

Ph.D. INRIA/ALSTOM, Grenoble, France: Collaborative and reconfigurable resilient control design of hydroelectric powerplants

Supervisors: C. Canudas de Wit and F. Garin (NeCS, INRIA Grenoble), S. Bilal (ALSTOM-HYDRO control R&D, Grenoble)

 

Context: NeCS (http://necs.inrialpes.fr) is a joint INRIA/CNRS research team focusing on Networked Control Systems. Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure; Alstom Hydro has supplied equipment to more than 25% of the world's hydropower installed capacity base.

 

The PhD grant falls within the French "CIFRE" funding scheme for industrial PhD.

Duration: 3 years, starting fall 2013

Topic: Collaborative and reconfigurable resilient control design of hydroelectric powerplants.

 

The system under investigation is a hydroelectric power plant composed of a network of turbo-generators (water turbines). The water turbines operation is strongly coupled via their input torque loads (water jets), and by their electrical output connection to the electrical network. The actual operation is nowadays realized in a quite independent way and with a limited consideration of this natural coupling. Considering a holistic view of the system is particularly important in order to reduce energy production cost, to avoid system breakdowns, to allow fast adjustment of the supply to the actual demand, and to reconfigure the overall system in the case of sub-system malfunctioning due to faults or to malicious attacks. The first objective of this thesis is to devise new collaborative control algorithms and reconfigurable architectures aiming at optimizing the global system behavior. The second objective is a resilient control of the power plant, i.e., the design of a control system that maintains an acceptable level of operational normality in response to disturbances, including threats of unexpected and malicious nature (cyber-physical security).

 

More details are available here: http://necs.inrialpes.fr/pages/openings.php

Candidate profile: a strong background in automatic control systems, and good knowledge of modelling physical systems.

Application: by e-mail, at the address recrutement@inrialpes.fr

Applications must include:

- a complete CV,

- a motivation letter,

- certificates with grades, and

- recommendation letter(s).

 

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7.4  PhD: Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Contributed by: Tansel Yucelen, yucelen@mst.edu

 

We are searching for two exceptional PhD students with a strong background in dynamical systems, automatic controls, and/or robotics to work on a funded research assistant position at the Advanced Systems Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (http://www.ASRL.us/). These students are expected to start working on Spring 2014, and perform high-quality and innovative research on the following areas:

 

(A) Resilient autonomous vehicles and robotics.

(B) Distributed estimation and control of large-scale modular systems.

(C) Collective motion and networked multiagent systems.

(D) Robust and adaptive control of safety-critical systems.

 

Our intention is to give our strong guidance in order to maximize the chances of our students of building a rewarding research career. If you are interested, please send an email to Asst. Prof. Tansel Yucelen at yucelen@mst.edu including:

 

(1) Your curriculum vitae and your top publication (if you have any).

(2) A paragraph or two that explains your theoretical/experimental experience on dynamical systems, automatic controls, and/or robotics.

(3) A paragraph that explains the undergraduate and MS courses you took related to dynamical systems, automatic controls, and/or robotics.

(4) Three contact information (including name, e-mail, and phone number of the person) for letter of recommendation requests (one of these three contact information must include your current advisor).

 

The work performed by our laboratory is focused on the creation of new information, control, and decision algorithms that reveal advanced systems such as highly capable autonomous vehicles and networked multivehicle systems. These systems are envisioned to elevate our society as well as to perform safety-critical operations with more robots and less humans. We place a strong emphasis both on theoretic research and experimentation for addressing fundamental and open real-world technological problems. Our aim is to be recognized as one of the top research laboratories in the nation by significantly advancing the knowledge, training science-based engineers and professionals, and placing our students in top research places, to shape the future of our society.

 

Dr. Tansel Yucelen

Director of Advanced Systems Research Laboratory

Assistant Professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

yucelen@mst.edu (E-mail)

Tansel.Yucelen (Skype ID)

+1 602 842 ASRL (Voice)

 

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7.5 PhD: University of Leicester, UK

Contributed by: Andrea Lecchini-Visintini, alv1@leicester.ac.uk

 

PhD Studentship in Control Engineering, Modelling and Identification for Control of a Jet Engine Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU).

The Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, is pleased to offer a fully-funded PhD studentship in Control Engineering for October 2013 entry.

The studentship is funded jointly by Aero Engine Controls - part of the Rolls-Royce Group - and the Department of Engineering.

The studentship will pay UK/EU tuition fees for three years and includes an annual stipend worth £14,000 each year.

This research project is linked to the development of the modelling and control aspects of the Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU)/Fuel Metering Unit (FMU), which is part of the fuel distribution system of the Rolls-Royce Trent engines.

The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr Andrea Lecchini-Visintini.

The full advert is available on-line at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/control-engineering

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2013.

 

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7.6 PhD: University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Contributed by: Ya-Jun Pan, yajun.pan@dal.ca

 

Prospective PhD candidates are invited to apply for an open position the Mechanical Engineering Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

The research topic is on the networked control systems, specifically on the Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems. Achieving high performance in collaborative tasks are highly demanding with applications in areas such as aerospace, military applications, manufacturing, transportation and health care services. Challenges exist in the area of cooperative control of network-interconnected systems for collaborative tasks, such as Multi-agent Systems and Multilateral Telerobotics over Networks. The prospective PhD student should have strong backgrounds in systems and control, mechatronics and mathematic analytical skills. The theoretical work would be implemented into the state-of-art setups such as mobile robots, robotic manipulators, car-like robotic vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles available in the Advanced Control and Mechatronics Lab (http://www.acm.me.dal.ca).

 

Interested candidates please contact Prof. Ya-Jun Pan at yajun.pan@dal.ca for more information. Please send an updated CV as well.

 

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7.7 PhD: Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Contributed by: Josep M. Rossell, josep.maria.rossell@upc.edu

 

PhD Opportunity in Vibrational Control of Structures.

 

The Research Group on Control Theory and Applications at the Department of Applied Mathematics III of the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) would like to announce an opportunity for PhD students commencing in 2014. The position is in the framework of the Spanish project “Active control of vibrations in structures subject to multidirectional dynamic excitations”.

To be considered for PhD enrolment, candidates must already be in possession of a Master degree in Automation, Mechatronics or a related field within the broader following disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Candidates will be expected to complete the PhD work within a period of 4 years. Economic support from the Spanish Government is available (approx. 1100 euros/month + health insurance).

The deadline for applications is 7 September, 2013. In the application, candidates have to: (i) clearly state the area of study, (ii) provide a brief motivation for the intended studies, (iii) provide a copy of the passport, (iv) include a full CV (including any publications to date), (v) not native English speakers must also include an accreditation of the English level. 

Applications and more information have to be directed to:

 

Prof. Josep M. Rossell

Dept. of Applied Mathematics III, Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Tel: (+34) 93 877 72 48

Email: josep.maria.rossell@upc.edu

 

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7.8 PhD: University of Kansas, USA

Contributed by: Haiyang Chao, chaohaiyang@ku.edu

 

The Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Kansas (www.ae.engr.ku.edu) has two immediate openings for Ph.D. graduate research assistants on Spring 2014. The successful candidates will work on developing new methodologies and novel systems to increase the safety, intelligence, and robustness of both manned and unmanned aircraft. 

 

Current research topics include:

(1) vision-aided navigation (e.g., optical flow),

(2) small UAV development for remote sensing, 

(3) wind/turbulence/wake sensing and wind soaring, 

(4) cooperative control (e.g., tight formation flight), etc. 

 

The long term goal is to understand how birds interact with surrounding environments such as obstacles or winds, and utilize these strategies to help solving real-world engineering problems. Emphasis will be put on new algorithm/system development as well as flight test validations using small UAV platforms. 

 

Applicants should hold a B.S. or M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields. Desired candidates should have combined skills of both control/estimation theories and hands-on capabilities for small UAV development and flight testing. Desired skills include basic flight controller/filter design (e.g., PID/LQR controller, Kalman filter), C and MATLAB/Simulink programming, embedded system development. Students with experiences on Remote Controlled (RC) airplanes and Paparazzi /Procerus/Piccolo autopilots are especially welcomed to apply. Please contact Assistant Professor Haiyang Chao (<mailto:chaohaiyangATku.edu>) with cover letter, research statement, detailed CV, and copies of transcript(s) for initial review.

 

The University of Kansas (KU) is among the 63 members of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. The faculty at the Aerospace Engineering Department is currently engaged in a wide range of sponsored research, including the design, manufacture and flight of autonomous and semi-autonomous aircraft. General guideline of admission to graduate study at KUAE is referred to http://ae.engr.ku.edu/graduate/admissions.html.

 

Dr. Haiyang Chao

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering Department

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 66045

(E)chaohaiyang@ku.edu

(W)http://people.ku.edu/~h512c315/

 

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7.9 PhD: The Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

Contributed by: Paolo Mercorelli, mercorelli@uni.leuphana.de

 

The Leuphana University of Lüneburg – foundation under public law - seeks to fill 2 PhD assistant positions (50%) in the field of Control Systems EG 13 TV-L at the earliest possible date. 

Each position is available at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation in the Control Systems Group led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paolo Mercorelli. The positions will be for a period of three years, renewable on the successful performance of the role.

 

Task: 

The successful applicants will actively participate in developing setups for experimentations. Furthermore, both candidates should contribute to the teaching in the field of system control and simulation (5 hours each term).

You will also get involved in other projects e.g. on electromobility, green energy, control of electromagnetic or piezo devices used as actuators and sensors, optimal motion planning and control of autonomous systems.

 

Your profile: 

We are looking for candidates in possession of an excellent Master of Sciences with a strong background in the field of Control Systems. A sufficient knowledge of German is of advantage.

 

We offer: 

Excellent working conditions in a vibrant and stimulating environment with the possibility to develop a PhD in addition to the work. The two positions are part of a small but promising research group which cooperates i.a. with the Volkswagen Research Center as well as a variety of universities and research centers. The starting date can be planned together with the candidates.

 

The Leuphana University of Lüneburg values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions.

 

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter, diploma/certicates), by October 31, 2013 to:

Leuphana University of Lüneburg 

Personnel Services; Ms Severloh 

Reference: PPI 

Scharnhorststr. 1 

D-21335 Lüneburg 

bewerbung@leuphana.de 

 

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7.10 PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Contributed by: Afef Fekih, afef.fekih@louisiana.edu

 

The Advanced Controls Laboratory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA has available funding to support a PhD student in the general area of Fault Tolerant Control design/Fault Detection and Identification with application to dynamic systems. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in control systems theory, fault tolerant control design and system identification via Neural Networks. Good programming skills and experience with MATLAB/Simulink is an asset.

Applicant to this position should already have completed (or will soon complete) a Masters degree in systems and controls, electrical engineering, power systems, and/or computer engineering. The funding covers the cost of full tuition and stipends at a competitive rate and will start in Spring 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Interested individuals should send their detailed curriculum vitae, copies of their recent transcripts, a copy of their best publication in English, and if applicable GRE/test scores to Dr. Afef Fekih (afef.fekih@louisiana.edu). 

 

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7.11 PhD: Texas Tech University, USA

Contributed by: Qing Hui, qing.hui@ttu.edu

 

Multiple PhD positions are available in Dr. Hui's CSEL group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University. We are currently seeking highly motivated students with a strong mathematical background and/or numerical software development experience. Perspective students are expected to be familiar with programming and/or application software development using MATLAB, C++, and VC in Windows and Linux operating systems. The monthly stipend for these positions is $2,300. For more information about these positions, please contact Dr. Qing Hui (qing.hui@ttu.edu) for details with your CV. 

 

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7.12  Post-Doc:  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Contributed by: Dimos Dimarogonas, dimos@kth.se

 

Postdoctoral researcher position in multi-robot task planning and hybrid control synthesis using formal methods.

 

The Automatic Control Lab at the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH announces one postdoctoral position in multi-robot task planning and multi-robot task planning and hybrid control synthesis using formal methods.

 

The formal announcement for this position can be found in

http://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/vacancies/postdoctoral-researcher-position-in-multi-robot-task-planning-and-hybrid-control-synthesis-using-formal-methods-1.406955

 

Please contact Dr. Dimos Dimarogonas (E-mail: dimos@kth.se, Web: www.s3.kth.se/~dimos/) for more information.

 

The deadline for applications is September 30.

 

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7.13   Post-Doc: KU Leuven, Belgium

Contributed by: Johan Suykens, han.suykens@esat.kuleuven.be

 

The research group KU Leuven ESAT-STADIUS is currently offering 2 Postdoc positions (1-year, extendable) within the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant A-DATADRIVE-B http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius/ADB on Advanced Data-Driven Black-box modelling.

 

The research positions relate to the following possible topics: 

-1- Prior knowledge incorporation 

-2- Kernels and tensors 

-3- Modelling structured dynamical systems 

-4- Sparsity 

-5- Optimization algorithms 

-6- Core models and mathematical foundations 

-7- Next generation software tool 

 

The research group ESAT-STADIUS http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius at the university KU Leuven Belgium provides an excellent research environment being active in the broad area of mathematical engineering, including systems and control theory, neural networks and machine learning, nonlinear systems and complex networks, optimization, signal processing, bioinformatics and biomedicine.

 

The research will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Johan Suykens. Interested candidates having a solid mathematical background and PhD degree can apply for these positions by sending their CV and motivation letter to johan.suykens@esat.kuleuven.be. For further information on these positions you may contact johan.suykens@esat.kuleuven.be. 

 

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7.14  Post-Doc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Contributed by: Balazs Kulcsar, kulcsar@chalmers.se

 

Postdoc: Enhanced traffic flow optimization using on-car sensors.

 

Presentation of the institute:

The Department of Signals and Systems within the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, consist of several divisions such as Automatic Control, Automation and Mechatronics, Communication Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Information Theory, and Signal Processing and Antennas. Among many activities, we perform high quality vehicle oriented research. This research knowledge is complemented by a new initiative from Chalmers, through the Transport Area of Advance aiming at promoting cross-fertilized transportation related research and by the research hub SAFER focusing on safe and efficient transportation solutions.

 

Position description:

We encourage and invite candidates to apply for a post-doctoral position in the research field of decentralized sensing and control algorithms for large-scale transportation networks. We aim to approach key challenges in the field of enhanced flow optimization with on-site and on-car data fusion. The main objective is to develop and apply valuable cooperative sensing and communication methodologies to derive distributed urban traffic control solutions. The topics include the duality of theoretical and application-oriented research (urban traffic). The postdoc will be located at the Automatic Control group, while the research activity will be shared between the Automatic Control Group and the Communication Systems Groups. In both of these groups, enthusiastic teams of PhD students, post-docs and senior researchers work on solving different research aspects of traffic modeling, control, and sensing, vehicle control, hybrid vehicle design. Co-supervision of undergraduate (B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD) students, participation in national/international projects and conferences will be part of the candidate’s duties. The working time of post-doctoral staff is mainly devoted to research and might include undergraduate teaching duties, not exceeding 20% of the total working time.

The position is jointly funded by SAFER, Transport Chalmers Area of Advance, and the Department of Signals and Systems. The appointment is a full-time employment (not a scholarship), with an attractive salary and full social benefits, for a period not exceeding two years (1+1).

 

Qualifications:

A PhD (or close to completion) in transportation, control theory or a relevant field to the description is required. Background in at least one of the following research areas will be preferred: modeling of transportation network, decentralized or distributed control, cooperative sensing and communication, constrained and optimal control. Ability to initiate new research collaborations, work in a team and be open for the application of results is important. Good communication skills, good command of English is essential. We especially encourage female candidate to apply.

 

Contact:

For further information contact prof. Balazs Kulcsar (kulcsar@chalmers.se) or prof. Henk Wymeersch (henkw@chalmers.se).

Applications shall be submitted through (position reference number 20130201) 

http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx

 

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7.15  PhD, Post-Doc, and Research Assistant positions: Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Contributed by: Saverio Mascolo, mascolo@poliba.it

 

Openings for PhD, post-doc, and research assistant positions at C3Lab (Politecnico di Bari). 

The "Control of Computing and Communication Systems Lab" (C3LAB) is looking for highly qualified graduates, PhDs and PostDocs to conduct research activities in one of the following topics:

 - Architecture for Robust and Efficient Control of Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP

- Control algorithms for the optimal allocation of resources in a cloud-based multimedia content distribution system

- Control algorithms for adaptive video-streaming 

- Congestion control algorithms for real-time flows 

 

The ideal candidate has a solid background in networking, control systems (time delay systems, hybrid systems), discrete event simulators (Omnet, NS2, NS3) and object-oriented programming.

 

The positions are open now and have to be covered as soon as possible. The working language is English. The candidate will work at the "Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione" at Politecnico di Bari (http://www.poliba.it) that is located in the Univeristy campus in the center of Bari, Italy.

The research activities are funded by the MIUR project "PLATform for INnOvative services in future internet" and the Cisco Award “Architecture for Robust and Efficient Control of Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP”

The salary and job conditions will depend on the CV of the candidate. PhD, post-docs grants and temporary contracts are available.

To apply, please send an e-mail to professor Saverio Mascolo (mascolo@poliba.it). Please use "PLATINO_CV" as the mail subject and attach your Curriculum Vitae and a brief motivation letter.

 

For further information: http://c3lab.poliba.it/index.php/Openings

 

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7.16  Research Fellow: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Contributed by: Danwei Wang, edwwang@ntu.edu.sg

 

Research Fellow Position for robotic force control: 

A position of Research Fellow (RF) is available in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The research project is in the field of robotic force control for the purpose of material removal in finishing process. This project is a part of a large collaborative research project on industrial robotics. The project duration is three years and the project aims to develop algorithms for adaptive planning of trajectories for robot end-effector position and contact force. The researcher will work with colleagues to carry out real-time implementation in industrial application setting. Applicants must have a PhD degree and should have background on robotic control, material removal, and real-time hands-on experiences. Interested candidates should send his/her CV to Prof Danwei Wang at edwwang@ntu.edu.sg immediately and position is open until filled. 

 

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7.17  Research Fellow: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Contributed by: Keck-Voon LING, ekvling@ntu.edu.sg

 

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the use of Model Predictive Control (MPC) for 'Smart Grid' applications, with particular reference to reducing the carbon footprint associated with industrial energy consumption.

 

This post will be associated with the project "Integrated Chemical and Electrical System Operation", which is a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University and University of Cambridge

 

The successful candidate is expected to have a good degree in Engineering, Mathematics or a related subject, and a PhD in Systems and Control. Research experience in MPC, smart grids, network-centric distributed control, optimization, and preferably some combination of these, is required. Some experience of both theoretical investigations and of modeling and simulation of electrical power or other industrial systems is highly desirable. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Jan Maciejowski of the University of Cambridge, and of Prof. Keck-Voon Ling of NTU Singapore.

 

The post is located in Singapore. Occasional visits to the University of Cambridge in the UK will be required.

 

The salary range is SGD52K – SGD65K; the actual salary will depend on the experience of the successful candidate. The initial tenure of the post is for 3 years, with the possibility of reappointment for up to a further 2 years. The position is available from October 2013.

 

Application Procedure:

Interested candidate please send the following to Prof. Keck-Voon Ling (ekvling@ntu.edu.sg): (1)CV, (2)Publication list

name and contact for 3 references, and (3) cover letter discussing interest and qualification for the position.

 

Application closes when the position is filled.

 

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7.18 Research Associate Position: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Contributed by: Danwei Wang, edwwang@ntu.edu.sg

 

Research Associate Position for prognosis of electric machines:

A position of research associate (RA) is available in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The research project is for prognosis of electric machines. This project is a part of a large collaborative research project between a well-known industry and NTU. The project duration is four years and the project aims to develop algorithms for model-based prognosis for electrical machines. Applicants must have a master degree in relevant field of power electronics, electric machines with knowledge of system dynamics and analytical skills. Experiences with diagnosis and prognosis are plus points. Interested candidates should send his/her CV to Prof Danwei Wang at edwwang@ntu.edu.sg immediately and position is open until filled.

 

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7.19 Faculty: North Carolina State University, USA

Contributed by: Steve Campbell, slc@ncsu.edu

 

Control and Optimization at North Carolina State University.

 

The Mathematics Department at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2014, depending on the availability of funding. We are seeking an exceptionally well-qualified individual with research interests compatible with those in the department. This position will be fully in the Mathematics Department but the candidate will be expected to interact with the Operations Research program and teach some courses in that program. All relevant research areas are of interest but optimization and control fit especially well with the current strengths of the department. Candidates must have a PhD in the mathematical sciences, an outstanding research program, a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching. She or he will likely have had successful post-doctoral experience. The Department of Mathematics has strong research programs in both pure and applied mathematics. Many members of the department participate in interdisciplinary programs and research groups on campus and in the broader Research Triangle community. More information about the department can be found at http://www.math.ncsu.edu. 

 

To submit your application materials, go to http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/ncsu. Include a vita, at least three letters of recommendation, and a description of current and planned research. To be considered for this position please also go to http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/27460 and apply for this job to complete the Faculty Profile. Reference Position 00103531.

 

Write to math-jobs@math.ncsu.edu for questions concerning this position. 

 

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. For ADA accommodations, please contact Human Resources by email at employment@ncsu.edu or by calling (919) 515-2135. 

Applications received by November 15, 2013 will be given priority.

 

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7.20 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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7.21  Faculty: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Contributed by: Bart De Schutter, b.deschutter@tudelft.nl

 

Assistant professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control

 

The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC, http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl) of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands has a vacancy for a tenure track assistant professor within the Hybrid and Distributed Systems and Control group.

 

Domain of research:

The research area of the position will be oriented towards fundamental issues in one of the following fields:

* hybrid systems

* scheduling and mixed-integer optimization for control

* time-delay systems

and involves the development of systematic and computationally efficient modeling, analysis, control, or verification methods for the fields listed above.

 

In addition, the position will involve applications of the developed methods in one or two specific application fields that could either connect to current application fields at DCSC such as road and highway traffic networks, transportation systems, smart grids, water distribution networks, robotics, renewable energy, or involve a completely new field.

 

It is important to note that the fundamental research areas of the new position should be complementary to the ongoing research within the Hybrid and Distributed Systems and Control group, which mainly involves model predictive control and stability of max-plus linear and piecewise affine systems and distributed model predictive control and estimation.

 

Position:

The position offered is a tenure-track assistant professor position for a period of 5 years, leading to a permanent position assuming excellent performance. Delft University of Technology offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home, and the option of assembling a customized compensation and benefits package.

 

Profile of the candidate:

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in systems and control, computer science, applied mathematics, or informatics, and with an extensive expertise in the topic of the position as well as the broad field of systems and control. Candidates should have at least 1 year of postdoc experience and they should already have gained an international reputation in their field of research and have a good track record in conducting innovative fundamental research. The

candidates should also have the necessary didactic abilities for teaching systems and control courses at the BSc, MSc, and postgraduate level. International applicants must be willing to acquire knowledge of the Dutch language.

 

Information and application:

For more detailed information on the position, please contact

prof. Bart De Schutter, email: b.deschutter@tudelft.nl

 

Applicants should submit their letter of application along with a curriculum vitae or resume, a personal research and teaching statement, as well as a list of publications, electronic copies of three key publications, and the names and email addresses of three referees, via email to Bart De Schutter.

 

The initial application deadline for the position is October 1, 2013, but the position will stay open until a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

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7.22 Faculty: IMT Lucca, Italy

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

 

Tenured Faculty positions at IMT Lucca – deadline October 14th 2013.

 

As IMT is seeking to strengthen its core research activities in the analysis and management of a variety of complex technological, socio-economic, and natural systems, the Institute is actively seeking senior candidates with scientific expertise in: (i) statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or engineering, with a distinctive quantitative approach and with interest in at least one of the areas of systems modeling and analysis, data mining, machine learning, computational statistics, numerical analysis, and in their application to cyber-physical or socio-economical systems; and (ii) computer engineering/computer science with interest in computing infrastructures, performance evaluation, parallel and distributed computing, and real-time systems.

Expressions of interest from exceptional candidates of all ranks in areas beyond those listed above, yet still aligned with the mission of IMT, are also welcome.

Candidates must have a strong theoretical background, an excellent record of high-impact international publications, a remarkable ability in leading research groups, and demonstrated experience in conducting/coordinating international projects. While the ability to teach PhD courses in English is mandatory, knowledge of Italian is not required.

Interested candidates must apply by filling in the online application form at http://www.imtlucca.it/faculty/positions/professors_positions/2013/application.php

The deadline for applications is October 14th 2013. 

IMT Lucca (www.imtlucca.it) is a research university within the Italian public higher education system. IMT strives to establish itself as a research center that promotes cutting-edge research in key areas, structuring its PhD Program in close connection with research, to attract top students, researchers and scholars through competitive international selections, and to contribute to technological innovation, economic growth and social development. IMT provides an interdisciplinary research environment, blending scientific competences of economics and management science, engineering, computer science, physics, political sciences, and management of cultural heritage, striving to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance in concrete applications.

 

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

 

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7.23 Electrical Controls Engineer, Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc., Illinois, USA

Contributed by: Miki Leombruni, mleombruni@ingersoll.com

 

Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc. in Rockford, Illinois is a world leader in the manufacture of large scale milling machines and composite placement systems. Electrical Controls Engineer will be responsible for developing complex designs in conformance with Ingersoll design standards and customer or marketing specifications. Must have strong design capabilities coupled with an ability to achieve schedule budget and quality objective. Send resume to hr@ingersoll.com.

 

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