October 2015 E-LETTER

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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
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1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 IEEE Control Systems Society Video Clip Contest
1.2 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
1.4 IEEE Control Systems Society Outreach Fund
2. Misc
2.1 European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems
2.2 International Graduate School on Control
3.1 Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control
3.2 Decentralized Coverage Control Problems for Mobile Robotic Sensor and Actuator Networks
4. Journals
4.1  Contents: Automatica
4.2  Contents: Nonlinear Studies
4.3  Contents: Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace
4.4  Contents: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
4.5  Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 
4.6  Contents: Control Engineering Practice
4.7  Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
4.8  Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
4.9  CFP: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
4.10 CFP: Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems
5. Conferences and  Workshops
5.1 World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
5.2 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
5.3 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
5.4 Chinese Control and Decision Conference
5.5 Symposium on System Structure and Control and Workshop on Time Delay Systems
5.6 IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education
5.7 Workshop on Adaptation and Learning in Control and Signal Processing and Workshop on Periodic Control Systems
6. Positions
6.1  PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
6.2  PhD: Oxford University, UK
6.3  PhD: Imperial College London, UK
6.4  PhD: ETH Zürich, Switzerland
6.5  PhD: Monash University, Australia
6.6  PhD: Southern Illinois University, USA
6.7  PhD: Syracuse University, USA
6.8  PhD: Linkoping University , Sweden
6.9  PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.10 PhD: Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
6.11 PhD: Cleveland State University, USA
6.12 PhD: Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea
6.13 PhD: Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas, Spain
6.14 PhD/Post-Doc: University of North Texas, USA
6.15 Post-Doc: Northeastern University, USA
6.16 Post-Doc: The Ohio State University, USA
6.17 Post-Doc: George Washington University, USA
6.18 Research Fellow: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
6.19 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, China
6.20 Faculty: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
6.21 Faculty: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
6.22 Faculty: Boston University, USA
6.23 Faculty: University of Houston, USA
6.24 Internship: Research Centre in Automatic Control, France
6.25 Research Engineer/Scientist: AreteX Engineering, New York, USA
1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 IEEE Control Systems Society Video Clip Contest
Contributed by: Frank Allgöwer, allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de
IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015: Announcement of winners
After a very successful first round in 2014, the IEEE Control Systems Society decided to have a second edition of the public video clip contest in 2015 (http://www.ieeecss.org/video-contest).
Participants were again asked to create short video clips explaining or promoting the field of automatic control in some or all of its aspects, including theory and applications.
After the submission deadline in August the winners of the Video Clip Contest 2015 were determined by a jury and officially announced during the CSS Video Clip Contest Awards ceremony that was held during the 2015 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC 2015) in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
This year's winners are:
1st place for the video clip "Controlling Self-Driving Cars"
by L. Johnson, B. Lopez, S.-Y. Liu, J. Miller and J. How 
Aerospace Controls Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Link: http://youtu.be/4Y7zG48uHRo
2nd place for the video clip "Robot Control Programming"
by A. Dani, P. Thota, H. Ravichandar and G. Yao 
Electrical and Computer Engineering department University of Connecticut
Link: http://youtu.be/OzJ9V3UMnh4
3rd place for the video clip "Control Theory - Autonomous Blimp"
by Q. Tao, M. King-Smith, A.D. Muni, V. Mishra, S. Cho, J.P. Varnell and F. Zhang 
The Georgia Tech Systems Research Lab Georgia Institute of Technology
Link: https://youtu.be/5M-V4GOFNDA
Congratulations to the winning teams!
1.2 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.
We also include links to the Society's sponsored Conferences to give readers a preview of upcoming meetings.
1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@nd.edu
Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 
Volume 60 (2015), Issue 10 (October) 
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 
- Scanning-the-Issue p. 2565  
- Robust Distributed Linear Programing. D. Richert, J. Cortes p. 2567 
- A Systematization of the Unscented Kalman Filter Theory. H. M. T. Menegaz, J. Y. Ishihara, G. A. Borges, A. do N. Vargas p. 2583 
- Linear Quadratic Regulation and Stabilization of Discrete-time Systems with Delay and Multiplicative Noise. H. Zhang, L. Li, J. Xu, M. Fu p. 2599 
- H-Infinity and H-Two Norms of 2D Mixed Continuous-Discrete-Time Systems via Rationally-Dependent Complex Lyapunov Functions. G. Chesi, R. H. Middleton p. 2614 
- Model Reduction Near Periodic Orbits of Hybrid Dynamical Systems. S. A. Burden, S. Revzen, S. S. Sastry p. 2626 
- A Stochastic Maximum Principle for Risk-Sensitive Mean-Field-Type Control. B. Djehiche, H. Tembine, R. Tempone p. 2640 
- Worst-Case Optimal Battery Filling Policies with Constrained Adjustable Service. J-Y. LeBoudec, D-C. Tomozei p. 2650 
- Stochastic Event-Triggered Sensor Schedule for Remote State Estimation. D. Han, Y. Mo, J. Wu, S. Weerakkody, B. Sinopoli, L. Shi p. 2661 
- Information Relaxation and Dual Formulation of Controlled Markov Diffusions. F. Ye, E. Zhou p. 2676 
Technical Notes and Correspondence 
- An Optimal Compensation Framework for Linear Quadratic Gaussian Control over Lossy Networks. J-T. Yu, L-C. Fu p. 2692 
- A Compartmental Model for Traffic Networks and its Dynamical Behavior. S. Coogan, M. Arcak p. 2698 
- Direct Synthesis of Fixed-Order H-infinity Controllers. M. Babazadeh, A. Nobakhti p. 2704 
- Cone Schedules for Processing Systems in Fluctuating Environments. K. Ross, N. Bambos, G. Michailidis p. 2710 
- On the Connection Between Compression Learning and Scenario Based Single-Stage and Cascading Optimization Problems. K. Margellos, M. Prandini, J. Lygeros p. 2716 
- Realization of Three-port Spring Networks with Inerter for Effective Mechanical Control. M. Z. Q. Chen, K. Wang, Y. Zou, G. Chen p. 2722 
- Adaptive Output Feedback based on Closed-loop Reference Models. T. E. Gibson, Z. Qu, A. M. Annaswamy, E. Lavretsky p. 2728 
- Fault Detection Analysis of Boolean Control Networks. E. Fornasini, M. E. Valcher p. 2734 
- Stability of Discrete-Time Systems with Time-Varying Delays via a Novel Summation Inequality. A. Seuret, F. Gouaisbaut, E. Fridman p. 2740 
- A Note on Sampled-Data Stabilization of LTI Systems with Aperiodic Sampling. D. H. Lee, Y. H. Joo p. 2746 
- Sensor Networks Localization: Extending Trilateration via Shadow Edges. G. Oliva, S. Panzieri, F. Pascucci, R. Setola p. 2752 
- Cyclic Queueing Networks with Subexponential Service Times and Finite Buffers. J-K. Kim, H. Ayhan p. 2756 
- Geometric Controllability and Stabilization of Spherical Robot Dynamics. V. Muralidharan, A. D. Mahindrakar p. 2762 
- Free-Matrix-Based Integral Inequality for Stability Analysis of Systems With Time-Varying Delay. H-B. Zeng, Y. He, M. Wu, J. She p. 2768 
- A Geometric Transversals Approach to Sensor Motion Planning for Tracking Maneuvering Targets. H. Wei, S. Ferrari p. 2773 
- Self-Triggered Consensus for Multi-Agent Systems with Zeno-Free Triggers. Y. Fan, L. Liu, G. Feng, Y. Wang p. 2779 
- Selecting the Best Simulated Design with the Expected Opportunity Cost Bound. S. Gao, L. Shi p. 2785 
- Low-Rank Second-Order Splitting of Large-Scale Differential Riccati Equations. T. Stillfjord p. 2791 
- Polynomial Input-Output Stability for Linear Systems. L. Paunonen, P. Laakkonen p. 2797 
- Accelerated Twisting Algorithm. Y. Dvir, A. Levant p. 2803 
- Linear Consensus Algorithms Based on Balanced Asymmetric Chains. S. Bolouki, R. P. Malhame p. 2808 
- Convex Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Density Safety Constraints in Markov Chain Synthesis. B. Acikmese, N. Demir, M. W. Harris p. 2813 
- Direct Design of Discrete-Time LPV Feedback Controllers. C. Novara p. 2819 
- On Invariant-Based Monitors that Enforce Liveness in a Class of Partially Controlled General Petri Nets. E. Salimi, R. S. Sreenivas p. 2825 
- Jamming Attacks on Remote State Estimation in Cyber-Physical Systems: A Game-Theoretic Approach. Y. Li, L. Shi, P. Cheng, J. Chen, D. E. Quevedo p. 2831 
- Global Exponential Attitude Tracking Controls on SO(3). T. Lee p. 2837 
1.4 IEEE Control Systems Society Outreach Fund
Contributed by: Daniel E. Rivera, daniel.rivera@asu.edu
The IEEE CSS Outreach Task Force will be holding its fall proposal submission window from October 1 through 12, 2015. 
General information regarding the program can be found in: 
Inquiries regarding project suitability for the Outreach Fund, as well as requests for application materials, should be made directly to Daniel E. Rivera, Outreach Task Force Chair, at daniel.rivera@asu.edu.
2. Misc
2.1 European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems
Contributed by: Luca Greco, luca.greco@l2s.centralesupelec.fr
2015 European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems 
As every year, we would like to encourage young researchers that have recently obtained their PhD degree to participate in the process for the selection of the best PhD thesis defended in a European University in the field of Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems. 
The aim is to encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers in their first research period. 
The prize consists of a certificate and a cash award of 1000 €. 
It will be delivered during the annual European Control Conference. 
Deadline for application: 31st December 2015 
To be eligible for the award, the thesis must be in English and have been defended in Europe between 15/07/2014 and 14/07/2015 
Former recipients can be found on the webpage: http://www.eeci-institute.eu/index.php?p=PhD-Award. 
To apply, please consult the award webpage: http://www.eeci-institute.eu/PhD-Award/
2.2  International Graduate School on Control
Contributed by: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, lamnabhi@l2s.centralesupelec.fr
2016 International Graduate School on Control 
- 28 Independent Graduate Modules – one 21 hours module per week, taught in English 
- Deadline for advance registration to each module: *31/12/2015* 
- Eligible for 2nd Year Master Degree credits (3 ECTS) and Scientific modules for PhD's students training portfolio 
- Partial financial support for selected PhD Students worldwide 
Locations: Belgrade (1); Berlin (3); Bombay (1); Istanbul (3); L'Aquila (2); Paris-Saclay (16); St Petersburg (1); Zurich (1) 
Pre-Programme and Summaries of the courses, see: 
Contact: <admin-eeci@lss.supelec.fr>
3. Books
3.1 Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control
Contributed by: Jan Lunze, Lunze@atp.rub.de
Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control
M. Blanke, M. Kinnaert, J. Lunze, M. Staroswiecki
Springer-Verlag, 2016, ISBN:3-662-47943-8 
3rd. ed., 2016, XVII, 699 p., 270 illus. 
The book presents effective model-based analysis and design methods for fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control. Architectural and structural models are used to analyse the propagation of the fault through the process, to test the fault detectability and to find the redundancies in the process that can be used to ensure fault tolerance. Design methods for diagnostic systems and for fault-tolerant controllers are presented for continuous processes described by analytical models for discrete-event systems represented by automata. The theoretical results are illustrated by two running examples used throughout the book. 
The third edition resulted from a major re-structuring and re-writing of the former edition, which has been used for a decade by numerous research groups. New material includes distributed diagnosis of continuous and discrete-event systems, method for the reconfigurability analysis, and extensions of the structural methods towards fault-tolerant control. The bibliographical notes at the end of all chapters have been up-dated. The chapters end with exercises to be used in lectures. 
See also: http://www.atp.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/n/buch/ftcbook.html
3.2 Decentralized Coverage Control Problems for Mobile Robotic Sensor and Actuator Networks
Contributed by: Andrey V. Savkin, a.savkin@unsw.edu.au
New book: 
Decentralized Coverage Control Problems for Mobile Robotic Sensor and Actuator Networks 
A.V. Savkin, T.M. Cheng, Z. Xi, F. Javed, A.S. Matveev, H. Nguyen
Wiley, IEEE Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-119-02522-1. Hardcover, 208 pp.
This book introduces various coverage control problems for mobile sensor networks including barrier, sweep, blanket and encircling. Unlike many existing algorithms, all of the robotic sensor and actuator motion algorithms developed in the book are fully decentralized or distributed, computationally efficient, easily implementable in engineering practice and based only on information on the closest neighbours of each mobile sensor and actuator and local information about the environment. Moreover, the mobile robotic sensors have no prior information about the environment in which they operation. These various types of coverage problems have never been covered before by a single book in a systematic way.
Another topic of this book is the study of mobile robotic sensor/actuator networks. Many modern engineering applications include the use of sensor/actuator networks to provide efficient and effective monitoring and control of industrial and environmental processes. Such mobile sensor/actuator networks are able to achieve improved performance and efficient monitoring together with reduction in power consumption and production cost.
This book offers accessible but precise development of important mathematical models and results. All the presented results have mathematically rigorous proofs.
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction
2 Barrier Coverage between Two Landmarks
3 Multi-level Barrier Coverage
4 Problems of Barrier and Sweep Coverage in Corridor Environments
5 Sweep Coverage along a Line
6 Optimal Distributed Blanket Coverage Problem
7 Distributed Self-Deployment for Forming a Desired Geometric Shape
8 Mobile Sensor and Actuator Networks: Encircling, Termination and Hannibal’s Battle of Cannae Maneuver
9 Asymptotically Optimal Blanket Coverage between Two Boundaries
10 Distributed Navigation for Swarming with a Given Geometric Pattern
4. Journals
4.1  Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Elisa Capello, automatica@polito.it
Table of Contents 
Vol. 60, October 2015 
- A stopping rule for stochastic approximation, Takayuki Wada, Yasumasa Fujisaki, pages 1-6
- Two globally convergent adaptive speed observers for mechanical systems, Jose Guadalupe Romero, Romeo Ortega, pages 7-11
- Probability-guaranteed set-membership filtering for systems with incomplete measurements, Guoliang Wei, Shuai Liu, Yan Song, Yurong Liu, pages 12-16
- Coordinated path following for unicycles: A nested invariant sets approach, Alireza Doosthoseini, Christopher Nielsen, pages 17-29
- Robust periodic economic MPC for linear systems”, Timothy J. Broomhead, Chris Manzie, Rohan C. Shekhar, Peter Hield, pages 30-37 
- Observability conservation by output feedback and observability Gramian bounds, Liangquan Zhang, Qinghua Zhang, pages 38-42 
- Robust and ultrafast response compensator for unstable invertible plants, David Bensoussan, pages 43-47
- Parameter estimation for nonlinear time-delay systems with noisy output measurements, Qun Lin, Ryan Loxton, Chao Xu, Kok Lay Teo, pages 48-56
- Stabilization of a second order ODE–heat system coupling at intermediate point, Zhongcheng Zhou, Chao Xu, pages 57-64
- Non-asymptotic model quality assessment of transfer functions at multiple frequency points, Sangho Ko, Erik Weyer, Marco Claudio Campi, pages 65-78
- Interval observer design for LPV systems with parametric uncertainty, Yan Wang, David M. Bevly, Rajesh Rajamani, pages 79-85
- Robust finite-time output feedback control of perturbed double integrator, Yuxin Su, Chunhong Zheng, pages 86-91
- Adaptive actuator fault tolerant control for uncertain nonlinear systems with multiple actuators, Qinmin Yang, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Youxian Sun, pages 92-99
- Identification of linear continuous-time systems under irregular and random output sampling, Biqiang Mu, Jin Guo, Le Yi Wang, George Yin, Lijian Xu, Wei Xing Zheng, pages 100-114
- Minimum switching control for systems of coupled double integrators, Andrea Garulli, Antonio Giannitrapani, Mirko Leomanni, pages 115-121
- Gaussian filter for nonlinear systems with correlated noises at the same epoch, Yulong Huang, Yonggang Zhang, Xiaoxu Wang, Lin Zhao, pages 122-126
- Optimal path planning and sensor placement for mobile target detection, Bomin Jiang, Adrian N. Bishop, Brian D.O. Anderson, Samuel P. Drake, pages 127-139
- Second-order counterexamples to the discrete-time Kalman conjecture, William Paul Heath, Joaquin Carrasco, Manuel de la Sen, pages 140-144
- Global stabilization of periodic linear systems by bounded controls with applications to spacecraft magnetic attitude control, Bin Zhou, pages 145-154
- Invertibility and nonsingularity of Boolean control networks, Kuize Zhang, Lijun Zhang, Lihua Xie, pages 155-164
- Recursive identification of FIR systems with binary-valued outputs and communication channels, Jin Guo, Yanlong Zhao, Chang-Yin Sun, Yao Yu, pages 165-172
- Spatio-temporal multi-robot routing, Smriti Chopra, Magnus Egerstedt, pages 173-181
- On the sample size of random convex programs with structured dependence on the uncertainty, Xiaojing Zhang, Sergio Grammatico, Georg Schildbach, Paul Goulart, John Lygeros, pages 182-188
- New results on stability analysis for systems with discrete distributed delay, Hong-Bing Zeng, Yong He, Min Wu, Jinhua She, pages 189-192
- Adaptive tracking control for switched stochastic nonlinear systems with unknown actuator dead-zone, Xudong Zhao, Peng Shi, Xiaolong Zheng, Lixian Zhang, pages 193-200
- Initial estimates for Wiener–Hammerstein models using phase-coupled multisines, Koen Tiels, Maarten Schoukens, Johan Schoukens, pages 201-209
- Quantifying the unstable in linearized nonlinear systems”, Graziano Chesi, pages 210-218
- Consensus-based decentralized real-time identification of large-scale systems, Miloš S. Stanković, Srdjan S. Stanković, Dušan M. Stipanović, pages 219-226
- A randomized algorithm for nonlinear model structure selection, Alessandro Falsone, Luigi Piroddi, Maria Prandini, pages 227-238
- Compensation of disturbances for MIMO systems with quantized output, Igor B. Furtat, Alexander L. Fradkov, Daniel Liberzon, pages 239-244
- An implicit sequential algorithm for solving coupled Lyapunov equations of continuous-time Markovian jump systems, Yang-Yang Qian, Wen-Jie Pang, pages 245-250
4.2 Contents: Nonlinear Studies 
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com
Table of Contents
Nonlinear Studies 
Vol 22, No 3 (2015)
- On volatility variation in ARCH(1) and GARCH(1;1) continuous limits. Julien Riposo, Carlo Bianca 359-371 
- Existence of nonnegative solutions for a class of fractional p-Laplacian problems. Abdeljabbar Ghanmi 373-379 
- Almost automorphic mild solutions for some semilinear abstract dynamic equations on time scales. G. M. N’Guérékata, Gisèle Mophou, Aril Milcé 381-395 
- A new monotone iteration principle in the theory of nonlinear first order integro-differential equations. Bapurao C. Dhage 397-417 
- Eigenvalue Intervals for Iterative Systems of Nonlinear Three-point Boundary value problems on Time Scales. Kapula Rajendra Prasad, Sreedhar N, M A S Srinivas 419-431 
- Escape dynamics in a Hamiltonian system with four exit channels. Euaggelos E. Zotos 433-452 
- Delay Induced Oscillation in a Biochemical Model and Its Control. Fahad Al Basir, Rupa Bhattacharyya, Priti Kumar Roy 453-472 
- Lie symmetry analysis to generalized fifth-order time-fractional KdV equation. Y.W Zhang 473-484 
- Solutions of a fractional functional integrodifferential equations with interval impulses and infinite delay. A Anguraj, M Lathamaheswari, Y. K. Chang 485-494 
- Method of Upper Lower Solutions for Fractional Integro Diffusion Equation. Dnyanoba Bhaurao Dhaigude, Chandradeepa P.Chitalkar Dhaigude 495-502 
- Effect of delay on growth function of zooplankton in plankton ecosystem model and its consequence on the formation of plankton bloom. Anal Chatterjee, Samares Pal 503-523 
- Characteriztion of optimality for controlled jump diffusion processes. Farid Chighoub 525-541 
- A new approach to find approximate solutions of system of NLPDEs arising in physics. Mahmoud Saleh Rawashdeh, Ghada Mohammed Alsmadi 543-559 
4.3 Contents: Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com
Table of Contents
Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace (MESA) 
Vol 6, No 3 (2015)
- Preface: Developments in understanding the dynamical behavior of mechanical, civil, aerospace and naval structures and their applications.  José M. Balthazar, Reyolando M. L. R. F. Brasil, Angelo M. Tusset, Vinicius Picirillo, Paulo B. Gonçalves 341-343 
- Vector method applied to multi body coupled rotations. Katica R. (Stevanović) Hedrih, Marija B. Stamenković 345-364 
- Models of real system nonlinear dynamics abstractions. Katica R. (Stevanović) Hedrih 365-381 
- Rotational Motion of a Satellite With Viscous Fluid Under the Action of the External Resistance Torque. Dmytro Leshchenko, Leonid Akulenko, Alla Rachinskaya, Yulia Shchetinina 383-390 
- Effects of asymmetrical damping ratio and damper inclination on vertical dynamics of a suspension system. Julio Cesar de Moraes Fernandes, Marcos Silveira, Bento Rodrigues Pontes Jr, José Manoel Balthazar 391-398 
- Insights on Aeroelastic Bifurcation Phenomena in Airfoils with Structural Nonlinearities. Daniel A. Pereira, Rui M. G. Vasconcellos, Muhammad R. Hajj, Flavio D. Marques 399-424 
- Nonlocal elastic beam models in small size structures. Julio R Claeyssen, L Tonetto, D. Tolfo, R.D. Copetti 425-452 
- Robust control of a variable speed control moment gyroscope. Diego Colón, Bruno Augusto Angelico, Josè Manoel Balthazar 453-474 
- Resonance behavior of the limited power-supply system coupled with the nonlinear absorber. K.Y. Plaksiy, Yuri V. Mikhlin 475-495 
- The Dynamic Behavior Analysis of Spring-Mass-Damper Systems Jumping on Ground: Free and Forced Motion. Paulo J. P. Gonçalves, Lucas de Haro Silva, Marcos Silveira 497-506 
- Thermal-hydraulic analysis of a plate-type fuel surrounded by two water channels by using Relap5. Itamar Iliuk, Josè Manoel Balthazar, Angelo Marcelo Tusset, Jos´e Roberto Castilho Piqueira 507-517 
- The new theorem of stability - Direct extension of Lyapunov theorem. Itzhak Barkana 519-550 
- Crack impedance-Dirichlet boundary value problems of diffraction in a half-plane. Luis Filipe Pinheiro de Castro, D Kapanadze 551-566 
- Analysis and simulation of adaptive control strategies for uncertain bio-inspired sensor systems. Carsten Behn, Peter Loepelmann, Joachim Steigenberger 567-588 
- Quasi-periodic galloping of a wind-excited tower under fast excitation and parametric damping. Ilham Kirrou, Lahcen Mokni, Mohamed Belhaq 589-598 
4.4  Contents: Journal of Mathematical Control and Information  
Contributed by: Suzanne Eves, suzie.eves@oup.com
Table of Contents
IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
Volume 32 Issue 3 September 2015
A new issue of IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information is now available online. 
The Table of Contents below can be viewed at: www.oxfordjournals.org/page/6616/1 
- Patricio Ordaz and Alex Poznyak. ‘KL’-gain adaptation for attractive ellipsoid method.  
- T. Binazadeh and M. H. Shafiei. Sub-optimal stabilizing controller design for non-linear slowly varying systems: application in a benchmark system. 
- J. L. Chang. Static output feedback sliding mode controller design for minimum phase uncertain systems. 
- Ali Boutoulout, Hamid Bourray, and Fatima-Zahrae El Alaoui. Regional boundary observability of semilinear hyperbolic systems: sectorial approach. 
- Jia Liu, Zengqiang Chen, Zhongxin Liu, and Xinghui Zhang. Distributed robust consensus control for nonlinear multi-agent systems by using output regulation approach. 
- Xia Chen, Fei Hao, and Mingyuan Shao. Event-triggered consensus of multi-agent systems under jointly connected topology. 
- Dongyi Liu, Liping Zhang, Genqi Xu, and Zhongjie Han. Stabilization of one-dimensional wave equations coupled with an ODE system on general tree-shaped networks. 
- Yuebing Hu, Ping Li, and James Lam. On the synthesis of H∞ consensus for multi-agent systems. 
- Pan Xiong, Feng Wang, and Xibin Cao.