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1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 CFP for Organizing the Conference on Control Technology and Applications 2021
1.2 IEEE Control Systems Society Technically Cosponsored Conferences
1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
1.4 IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
1.5 IEEE Control Systems Letters
1.6 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest

2. Award & Summer School
2.1 European Control Award
2.2 Summer School on “Approximation of Large-Scale Dynamic Models”

3. Books
3.1 An Introduction to Compressed Sensing

4. Journals
4.1 Contents: Automatica
4.2 Contents: Systems & Control Letters
4.3 Contents: Systems & Control Letters
4.4 Contents: European Journal of Control
4.5 Contents: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
4.6 Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
4.7 Contents: IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
4.8 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
4.9 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
4.10 Contents: Journal of Process Control
4.11 Contents: ISA Transactions
4.12 Contents: Mechatronics
4.13 Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
4.14 Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
4.15 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
4.16 CFP: International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications
4.17 CFP: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

5. Conferences
5.1 IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems
5.2 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
5.3 ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
5.4 International Workshop on Robust Modeling, Design & Analysis: Tools, Methods & AeroSpace Applications
5.5 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems

6. Positions
6.1 PhD: McGill University, Canada
6.2 PhD: University of Exeter, UK
6.3 PhD: Imperial College London, UK
6.4 PhD: University of Sannio in Benevento, Italy
6.5 PhD: University of Melbourne, Australia
6.6 PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.7 PhD/PostDoc: New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
6.8 PhD/PostDoc: University of Kansas, USA
6.9 PhD/PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
6.10 PhD/Engineer/Researcher: University of Seville, Spain
6.11 PostDoc: McGill University, Canada
6.12 PostDoc: McGill University, Canada
6.13 PostDoc: McGill University, Canada
6.14 PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
6.15 PostDoc: Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
6.16 PostDoc: University of Warwick, UK
6.17 PostDoc: ONERA, France
6.18 PostDoc: National University of Singapore, Singapore
6.19 Research Fellow: Hull University, UK
6.20 Faculty: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.21 Engineer: ENERCON, Germany
6.22 Engineer: Corning Inc., USA

1. IEEE CSS Headlines

1.1. CFP for Organizing the Conference on Control Technology and Applications 2021
Contributed by: Maria Prandini,


This call invites IEEE CSS members to submit a proposal to organize the Conference on Control Technology and Applications 2021 (CCTA 2021).

If you are an IEEE CSS member with past experience in conference organization and you are interested in organizing CCTA 2021, you are invited to submit a proposal to the CSS Vice President for Conference Activities, Maria Prandini (

The proposal should contain the following information:

* Conference: Please include information on:
- Where (city/country) the conference is being proposed, and the accessibility of the conference site from within the country and from abroad. Please comment on additional issues such as cost and safety, if appropriate.
- Possible venues (hotels, conference centers etc.) where the conference will be held. For planning purposes, you may assume approximately 350 attendees and about 8 parallel tracks as in CCTA 2017,
- Expected member/nonmember registration fees (rough estimate), including both advanced and on-site rates.
- Range of available hotel options, including cost.
- When the conference is proposed to be held (the month would suffice), and the typical weather during this time.
- A sample of student-centric activities planned for the conference.
- A sample of industry involvement in the conference.

* General Chair (GC): Please provide a brief CV (at most 2 pages) of the IEEE CSS member who is proposed as GC, highlighting her/his past experience in conference organization and, in particular, in organizing CSS conferences (ACC, MSC, CDC) or those that have been co-sponsored by CSS (see for a list).

Please include any other information that you think would be relevant.

The entire proposal should not exceed four pages.

Submission deadline: September 30, 2017, midnight CET.

Proposals received by the deadline will be evaluated by the CSS Executive Committee. The outcome of the selection will be communicated to the proponents by the end of 2017.

1.2. IEEE Control Systems Society Technically Cosponsored Conferences
Contributed by: Luca Zaccarian, CSS AE Conferences,
The following conferences have been recently included in the list of events technically cosponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society:

- 2018 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS 2018). Dallas (TX), United States. Jun 12 - Jun 15, 2018.

- 2018 SICE International Symposium on Control Systems. Tokyo,
Japan. Mar 9 - Mar 11, 2018.

- XXVI International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies (ICAT 2017). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Oct 26 - Oct 28, 2017.

- 21st International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2017). Sinaia, Romania. Oct 19 - 21, 2017.

For a full listing of CSS technically cosponsored conferences, please visit and for a list of the upcoming and past CSS main conferences please visit

1.3. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs,

Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume 62 (2017), Issue 8 (August)

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:

Table of Contents
p. C1

Scanning the Issue
p. 3698

- A Frequency-Sweeping Framework for Stability Analysis of Time-Delay Systems, X-G. Li, S-I. Niculescu, A. Cela, L. Zhang, X. Li p. 3701
- Network Identifiability from Intrinsic Noise, D. Hayden, Y. Yuan, J. Gonccalves p. 3717
- Characterizations of Integral Input-to-State Stability for Systems with Multiple Invariant Sets, P. Forni, D. Angeli p. 3729
- Non-Convex Distributed Optimization, T. Tatarenko, B. Touri p. 3744
- Synchronization and Dynamic Consensus of Heterogeneous Networked Systems, E. Panteley, A. Loria p. 3758
- A New Active Disturbance Rejection Control to Output Feedback Stabilization for a One-Dimensional Anti-stable Wave Equation with Disturbance, H. Feng, B-Z. Guo p. 3774
- Satisficing in Multi-Armed Bandit Problems, P. Reverdy, V. Srivastava, N. E. Leonard p. 3788
- Bundle Reduction and the Alignment Distance on Spaces of State-Space LTI Systems, B. Afsari, R. Vidal p.3804
- Resilient Stabilization of Switched Linear Control Systems against Adversarial Switching, J. Hu, J. Shen, D. Lee p. 3820
- Local and Distributed Rendezvous of Underactuated Rigid Bodies, A. Roza, M. Maggiore, L. Scardovi p. 3835
- Penalty Functions for Handling Large Deviation of Quadrature States in NMPC, S. Gros, M. Zanon p. 3848
- Control Barrier Function Based Quadratic Programs for Safety Critical Systems, A. D. Ames, X. Xu, J. W. Grizzle, P. Tabuada p. 3861
- Design of Coupled Harmonic Oscillators for Synchronization and Coordination, X. Liu, T. Iwasaki p. 3877
- Boundary Estimation of Boundary Parameters for Linear Hyperbolic PDEs, M. Bin, F. Di Meglio p.3890
- Inertial Hegselmann-Krause Systems, B. Chazelle, C. Wang p. 3905
- Synthesis of Maximally-Permissive Supervisors for the Range Control Problem, X. Yin, S. Lafortune p. 3914
- Stable, Robust Hybrid Zero Dynamics Control of Powered Lower-Limb Prostheses, A. E. Martin, R. D. Gregg p. 3930
- Multiple Lyapunov Functions-Based Small-Gain Theorems for Switched Interconnected Nonlinear Systems, L. Long p. 3943
- Recursive Nonparametric Identification of Nonlinear Systems with Adaptive Binary Sensors, W. Zhao, H-F. Chen, R. Tempo, F. Dabbene p. 3959
- Modified Euler-Frobenius Polynomials with Application to Sampled Data Modelling, D. S. Carrasco, G. C. Goodwin, J. I. Yuz p. 3972

Technical Notes and Correspondence
- Distributed Subgradient Projection Algorithm over Directed Graphs, C. Xi, U. A. Khan p.3986
- Consensus in Networks of Agents with Unknown High-Frequency Gain Signs and Switching Topology, H. E. Psillakis p.3993
- The Robustness of Marginal-Cost Taxes in Affine Congestion Games, P. N. Brown, J. R. Marden p. 3999
- Semi-Global Output Feedback Stabilization of Non-Minimum Phase Nonlinear Systems, A. M. Boker, H. K. Khalil p. 4005
- Necessary and Sufficient Stabilizing Conditions for Networked Control Systems with Simultaneous Transmission Delay and Packet Dropout, C. Tan, H. Zhang p. 4011
- Immersion and Invariance Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems via Virtual and Horizontal Contraction, L. Wang, F. Forni, R. Ortega, Z. Liu, H. Su p. 4017
- Hybrid Adaptive Multi-Sinusoidal Disturbance Cancellation, R. Marino, P. Tomei p. 4023
- H_2-Control of Continuous-Time Hidden Markov Jump Linear Systems, F. Stadtmann, O. L. V. Costa p. 4031
- Traffic Reduction in Packet Switched Networked Control Systems using Deadband Error Modulation, U. Premaratne, S. K. Halgamuge, I. Mareels p. 4038
- A Note on Relationship Between Two Classes of Integral Inequalities, J. Chen, S. Xu, B. Zhang, G. Liu p. 4044
- On Optimality of Sparse Long-Range Links in Circulant Consensus Networks, M. Fardad p. 4050
- Stability Analysis and Control Design of Discrete-Time Switched Affine Systems, G. S. Deaecto, J. C. Geromel p. 4058
- Sparsity Promotion in State Feedback Controller Design, M. Babazadeh, A. Nobakhti p. 4066
- An Adaptive Unknown Periodic Input Observer for Discrete-Time LTI SISO Systems, S-Y. Lin, J-Y. Yen, M-S. Chen, S-H. Chang, C-Y. Kao p. 4073
- Qualitative Stability of Nonlinear Networked Systems, M. T. Angulo, J-J. Slotine p. 4080
- The Consensus for Discrete-time Linear Multi-agent Systems under Directed Switching Networks, J. Huang p. 4086
- Bit Rate Conditions to Stabilize a Continuous-Time Scalar Linear System Based on Event Triggering, Q. Ling p. 4093
- Minimax Observers for Linear DAEs, S. Zhuk, M. Petreczky p. 4101
- Chattering Analysis of HOSM Controlled Systems: Frequency Domain Approach, A. Rosales, Y. Shtessel, L. Fridman, C. B. Panathula p. 4109
- Batch-to-Batch Finite-Horizon LQ Control for Unknown Discrete-Time Linear Systems via Stochastic Extremum Seeking, S-J. Liu, M. Krstic, T. Basar p. 4116
- Linear Estimation for Measurement-Delay Systems with Periodic Coefficients and Multiplicative Noise, X. Song, J. H. Park, X. Yan p. 4124
- The Zero Dynamics Form for Nonlinear Differential-Algebraic Systems, T. Berger p. 4131
- Passification of Uncertain Singular Semi-Markovian Jump Systems with Actuator Failures via Sliding Mode Approach, B. Jiang, Y. Kao, C-C. Gao, X. Yao p. 4138
- Finite Uniform Bisimulations for Linear Systems with Finite Input Alphabets, D. Fan, D. C. Tarraf p. 4144
- Rigid Motions of 3-D Undirected Formations with Mismatch between Desired Distances, Z. Sun, S. Mou, B. D.O. Anderson, A. S. Morse p. 4151
- Stabilization of Input-Disturbed Stochastic Port-Hamiltonian Systems via Passivity, Z. Fang, C. Gao p. 4159
- A Note on Recursive Schur Complements, Hurwitz Stability of Metzler Matrices and Related Results, M. Souza, F. Wirth, R. N. Shorten p. 4167
- A Necessary and Sufficient Condition for a Resource Subset to Generate a Strict Minimal Siphon in S4PR, S. Wang, D. You, M. Zhou p. 4173
- Dark Modes of Quantum Linear Systems, Y. Pan, D. Dong, I. R. Petersen p. 4180
- Existence of Continuous or Constant Finslerís Variables for Parameter Dependent Systems, J. Y. Ishihara, H. T. Kussaba, R. A. Borges p. 4187
- Modelling and Control of ItÙ Stochastic Networked Control Systems with Random Packet Dropouts Subject to Time-Varying Sampling, H. Zhipei, F. Deng, M. Xing, L. Junhui p. 4194
- Time-Average Optimization with Non-Convex Decision Set and Its Convergence, S. Supittayapornpong, L. Huang, M. J. Neely p. 4202
- Invariant Subset and Set Stability of Boolean Networks under Arbitrary Switching Signals, Y. Guo, Y. Ding, D. Xie p. 4209
- Dwell-Time-Based Observers Design for Unknown Inputs Switched Linear Systems Without Requiring Strong Detectability of Subsystems, R. Ma, J. Fu, T. Chai p. 4215
- Stability and l_1 Gain Analysis of Boolean Networks with Markovian Jump Parameters, M. Meng, L. Liu, G. Feng p. 4222
- A Differential Game Approach to Multi-Agent Collision Avoidance, T. Mylvaganam, M. Sassano, A. Astolfi p. 4229
- An Interval Approach to Compute Invariant Sets, T. Le MÈzo, L. Jaulin, B. Zerr p. 4236
- Accurate State Estimation in Continuous-Discrete Stochastic State-Space Systems with Nonlinear or Nondifferentiable Observations, G. Yu. Kulikov, M. V. Kulikova p. p. 4243
- Robust Consensus of Linear Feedback Protocols over Uncertain Network Graphs, Z. Li, J. Chen p. 4251
- Constrained Consensus Algorithms with Fixed Step Size for Distributed Convex Optimization Over Multi-agent Networks, Q. Liu, S. Yang, Y. Hong p. 4259
- Sliding Mode Control of Singular Stochastic Markov Jump Systems, Z. Feng, P. Shi p. 4266
- On Asymptotic Stability of Discrete-Time Linear Time-Varying Systems, B. Zhou, T. Zhao p. 4274
- Distributed Averaging Using Periodic Gossiping, C. (B) Yu, B. D.O. Anderson, S. Mou, J. Liu, Fenghua He, A. Stephen Morse p. 4282
- Minimum-Time Transitions between Thermal Equilibrium States of the Quantum Parametric Oscillator, D. Stefanatos p. 4290

1.4. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
Contributed by: Denise Joseph,

Volume 4 (2017), Issue 2 (June)
Table of Contents

The contents of the IEEE-Transactions on Control of Network Systems, with links to the abstracts of the papers are available on

- Éminence Grise Coalitions: On the Shaping of Public Opinion, Sadegh Bolouki, Roland P. Malhame, Milad Siami, Nader Motee p. 133
- Supervisory Control of Networked Timed Discrete Event Systems and Its Applications to Power Distribution Networks, Bo Zhao, Feng Lin, Caisheng WANG, Xuesong Zhang, Michael P. Polis, Le Yi Wang, p. 146
- Optimal Resource Allocation for Control of Networked Epidemic Models, Cameron Nowzari, Victor M. Preciado, George J. Pappas p.159
- On the Robustness of Uncertain Consensus Networks, Daniel Zelazo, Mathias Bürger p.170
- Structural Monostability of Activation-Inhibition Boolean Networks, Shun-ichi Azuma, Takahiro Yoshida, Toshiharu Sugie p.179
- Faithful Implementations of Distributed Algorithms and Control Laws, Takashi Tanaka, Farhad Farokhi, Cedric Langbort p. 191
- Quantized H∞ Consensus of Multiagent Systems With Quantization Mismatch Under Switching Weighted Topologies, Xiang-Gui Guo, Jian Liang Wang, Fang Liao, Dong Wang p.202
- Optimal Design of Switched Networks of Positive Linear Systems via Geometric Programming, Masaki Ogura, Victor M. Preciado p. 213
- Analysis for the Robust H∞ Synchronization of Nonlinear Stochastic Coupling Networks Through Poisson Processes and Core Coupling Design, Shih-Ju Ho, Chun-Yuan Chen, Bor-Sen Chen p. 223
- Time-Varying Output Formation for Linear Multiagent Systems via Dynamic Output Feedback Control, Xiwang Dong, Guoqiang Hu p. 236
- Fast Convergence in Semianonymous Potential Games, Holly Borowski, Jason R. Marden p. 246
- Optimal Network Control with Stochastic Link Variations and Indefinite Quadratic Constraints, Ather Gattami p. 259
- Communication Delay Co-Design in H2-Distributed Control Using Atomic Norm Minimization, Nikolai Matni p. 267
- An Anytime Distributed Load-Balancing Algorithm Satisfying Capacity and Quantization Constraints, Evan Gravelle, Sonia Martinez p. 279
- Analysis of Failures in Power Grids, Saleh Soltan, Dorian Mazauric, Gil Zussman p. 288
- A Minimal Realization Technique for the Dynamical Structure Function of a Class of LTI Systems, Ye Yuan, Anurag Rai, Enoch Yeung, Guy-Bart Vincent Stan, Sean Warnick, Jorge Goncalves p. 301
- Control With Communications Constraints: Measuring the Instability in Parametric Linear Systems, Graziano Chesi p. 312
- Energy-Based Lifetime Maximization and Security of Wireless-Sensor Networks With General Nonideal Battery Models, Sepideh Pourazarm, Christos G. Cassandras p. 323
- A Robust Decentralized Control for Channel Sharing Communication, Franco Blanchini, Daniele Casagrande, Giulia Giordano, Pier Luca Montessoro p. 336
- Uncovering Droop Control Laws Embedded Within the Nonlinear Dynamics of Van der Pol Oscillators, Mohit Sinha, Florian Dörfler, Brian Johnson, Sairaj Dhople p. 347
- Maximizing Algebraic Connectivity in the Space of Graphs With a Fixed Number of Vertices and Edges, Kohnosuke Ogiwara, Tatsuya Fukami, Norikazu Takahashi p. 359
- Emergent Behaviors Over Signed Random Dynamical Networks: Relative-State-Flipping Model, Guodong Shi, Alexandre Proutiere, Mikael Johansson, John S. Baras, Karl H. Johansson
p. 369
- Distributed Finite-Time Average-Consensus With Limited Computational and Storage Capability, Gabriele Oliva, Roberto Setola, Christoforos N. Hadjicostis p. 380
- Botnet Detection based on Anomaly and Community Detection, Jing Wang, Ioannis Ch. Paschalidis p. 392    

1.5. IEEE Control Systems Letters
Contributed by: Francesca Bettini,

Table of Contents
IEEE Control Systems Letters
Volume 1 (2017), Issue 2 (October)

Please note that IEEE Control Systems Letters is accessible in IEEE Xplore through the web page:

- Third Order Sliding Mode Observer-Based Approach for Distributed Optimal Load Frequency Control; G. Rinaldi, M. Cucuzzella, and A. Ferrara - p. 215
- Target Enclosing and Trajectory Tracking for a Mobile Robot with Input Disturbances; X. Yu and L. Liu – p. 221
- Abstracting Partially Feedback Linearizable Systems Compositionally; O. Hussien, A. Ames, and P. Tabuada – p. 227
- New Classes of Finite Dimensional Filters with Non-Maximal Rank; J. Shi, X. Chen, W. Dong, and S. S.-T. Yau – p. 233
- Change Detection for Undermodelled Processes Using Mismatched Hidden Markov Model Test Filters; J. James, J. J. Ford, and T. L. Molloy – p. 238
- A Nonlinear Sampled-Data Observer of Vehicle Lateral Velocity; A. Borri – p. 244
- A Stochastic Multiple-Leader–Follower Incentive Stackelberg Strategy for Markov Jump Linear Systems; H. Mukaidani, H. Xu, T. Shima, and V. Dragan – p. 250
- Invariant Sets Analysis for Constrained Switching Systems; N. Athanasopoulos, K. Smpoukis, and R. M. Jungers – p. 256
- Provably Safe Cruise Control of Vehicular Platoons; S. Sadraddini, S. Sivaranjani, V. Gupta, and C. Belta – p. 262
- Optimal Enforcement of Causality in Non-Parametric Transfer Function Estimation; R. A. González, P. E. Valenzuela, C. R. Rojas, and R. A. Rojas – p. 268
- Sliding Mode Based Platooning with Non-Zero Initial Spacing Errors; A. Rupp, M. Steinberger, and M. Horn – p. 274
- Minimax Robust Quickest Change Detection with Exponential Delay Penalties; T. L. Molloy, J. M. Kennedy, and J. J. Ford – p. 280
- A Time Series Distance Measure for Efficient Clustering of Input/Output Signals by Their Underlying Dynamics; O. Lauwers and B. De Moor – p. 286
- Supermodular Batch State Estimation in Optimal Sensor Scheduling; P. Singh, S. Z. Yong, and E. Frazzoli – p. 292
- Minimal Inputs/Outputs for a Networked System; T. Zhou – p. 298
- Analytic Analysis of the Data-Dependent Estimation Accuracy of Battery Equivalent Circuit Dynamics; X. Lin – p. 304
- Nonsmooth Barrier Functions with Applications to Multi-Robot Systems; P. Glotfelter, J. Cortés, and M. Egerstedt – p. 310
- Scalable Underapproximation for the Stochastic Reach-Avoid Problem for High-Dimensional LTI Systems Using Fourier Transforms; A. P. Vinod and M. M. K. Oishi – p. 316
- High-Voltage Solution in Radial Power Networks: Existence, Properties, and Equivalent Algorithms; K. Dvijotham, E. Mallada, and J. W. Simpson-Porco – p. 322
- Distributed Estimation of All the Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Matrices Associated with Strongly Connected Digraphs; A. Gusrialdi and Z. Qu – p. 328
- A Distributed Control Algorithm for Waterfilling of Networked Control Systems via Consensus; R. Carli and M. Dotoli – p. 334
- Dynamic Pinning Consensus Control of Multi-Agent Systems; A. Sakaguchi and T. Ushio – p. 340
- Fixed Mode Elimination by Minimum Communication Within an Estimator-Based Framework for Distributed Control; Y. R. Stürz, A. Eichler, and R. S. Smith – p. 346
- Robust Gradient-Based Adaptive Control of Nonlinearly Parametrized Plants; S. B. Roy, S. Bhasin, and I. N. Kar – p. 352
- H∞ Based Estimation of Nonlinear Systems; I. Rusnak – p. 358
- Exploiting Nodes Symmetries to Control Synchronization and Consensus Patterns in Multiagent Systems; D. Fiore, G. Russo, and M. di Bernardo – p. 364
- Super-Twisting Control of Double Integrator Systems with Unknown Constant Control Direction; C. Ton, S. S. Mehta, and Z. Kan – p. 370
- Riemannian Optimal System Identification Algorithm for Linear MIMO Systems; H. Sato and K. Sato – p. 376
- Output Feedback Stable Stochastic Predictive Control with Hard Control Constraints; P. K. Mishra, D. Chatterjee, and D. E. Quevedo – p. 382
- EM-Based Hyperparameter Optimization for Regularized Volterra Kernel Estimation; J. G. Stoddard, J. S. Welsh, and H. Hjalmarsson – p. 388
- A Data-Driven Stochastic Optimization Approach to the Seasonal Storage Energy Management; G. Darivianakis, A. Eichler, R. S. Smith, and J. Lygeros – p. 394
- Semi-Decentralized Nash Equilibrium Seeking in Aggregative Games with Separable Coupling Constraints and Non-Differentiable Cost Functions; G. Belgioioso and S. Grammatico – p. 400
- Improved Remote Estimation Over a Capacity-Limited and Lossy Channel; J.-H. Park and S. Han – p. 406
- Zames–Falb Multipliers for Invariance; M. Fetzer and C. W. Scherer – p. 412
- Nonlinear Optimal Control Design Considering a Class of System Constraints with Validation on a Magnetic Levitation System; A. T. Tran, S. Suzuki, and N. Sakamoto – p. 418

1.6. IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs,

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 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.

2. Award and Summer School

2.1. European Control Award
Contributed by: Paul Goulart,

The “European Control Award (ECA)” is to recognize outstanding contributions by a young researcher in the area of systems and control. The award is sponsored by the European Control Association (EUCA), and will be presented during the annual European Control Conference. The recipient will give a plenary lecture during the final day of the ECC.
Details of this award and the nomination procedure can be found at

We encourage you to identify and to promote potential candidates for the European Control Award 2018, before November 15th 2017.

2.2. Summer School on “Approximation of Large-Scale Dynamic Models”
Contributed by: Antoneta Iuliana BRATCU,


Location and Date: GRENOBLE (France) - SEPTEMBER 11 TO 15, 2017
Scientific Chair: CHARLES POUSSOT-VASSAL (ONERA, Toulouse)


Pre-registration link:


This Summer School aims at presenting the main mathematical tools and model approximation algorithms, in order to bridge the gap between complexity and representativeness required in control design, analysis, simulation and optimisation. To this end, domain experts will be present to share their expertise and cutting-edge research results. The Summer School is mainly intended to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in applying approximation of large-scale dynamic models, being meanwhile open to industrial participants. Basic knowledge in automatic control and mathematics will be useful.

Thanos ANTOULAS (Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA)
Sara GRUNDEL (Max Planck Institute, Magdeburg, Germany)
Serkan GUGERCIN (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA)
Christian HIMPE (Münster University, Münster, Germany)
Martine OLIVI (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Charles POUSSOT-VASSAL (ONERA, Toulouse, France)
Pierre VUILLEMIN (ONERA, Toulouse, France)

For further information, please contact Antoneta Iuliana BRATCU

3. Books

3.1. An Introduction to Compressed Sensing
Contributed by: Mathukumalli Vidyasagar,

Book: An Introduction to Compressed Sensing (Draft, about 70% complete)

Available to anyone upon request. Please email or

The book will be about 250 to 300 pages long when finished. Existing books on compressed sensing focus almost exclusively on probablistic methods based on using Gaussian random variables to generate the measurement matrices. During past five years or so, deterministic methods have evolved that are far more efficient computationally for realistic-sized problems. Another emerging area is the interplay between algebraic coding and compressed sensing, specifically, the use of vertex and spectral expander graphs to address the problems of vector recovery and matrix recovery respectively. The controls community is beginning to appreciate the potential of applying sparsity-inducing solution methods to control problems.

The book will be mostly self-contained, with pointers to the original sources for theorems that are not proved in the text. One novel feature of the book is the inclusion of several numerical examples, illustrating the relative efficiency of deterministic methods compared to the relative inefficiency of probabilistic methods. This issue is studiously ignored in most existing books.

Chapters 9 and 10 represent the research of my students and collaborators.


1 Mathematical Preliminaries
1.1 Norms
1.2 Singular Value Decomposition
1.3 Convexity
1.3.1 Basic Concepts
1.3.3 Subdifferentials and Convex Optimization
1.3.4 Subdifferentials of Vector and Matrix Norms
1.4 Probability

2 Compressed Sensing: Problem Formulations
2.1 Some Historical Background
2.2 Problem Formulations
2.3 Some Application Domains
2.3.1 Signal Reconstruction
2.3.2 Matrix Completion
2.3.3 Control Systems

3 Vector Recovery
3.1 Null Space-Based Conditions
3.1.1 Exact Sparse Recovery
3.1.2 Stable Sparse Recovery
3.1.3 Robust Sparse Recovery
3.2 Restricted Isometry Property

4 Deterministic Construction of Measurement Matrices
4.1 Matrices with Low Coherence
4.2 DeVore’s Construction
4.3 Partial Fourier Matrices
4.4 Construction Based on Chirp Matrices
4.5 Construction Based on Alltop Vectors

5 Probabilistic Construction of Measurement Matrices
5.1 General Approach
5.2 Proof of the Restricted Isometry Property
5.3 Tail Probability Estimation
5.3.1 Some Useful Techniques
5.3.2 Sub-Gaussian Random Variables
5.3.3 Binary and Ternary Random Variables
5.4 Example of Sample Complexity Estimates

6 Optimization Algorithms

6.1 Compressive Sampling Matching Pursuit (CoSaMP)
6.2 Algorithms Based on Expander Graphs
6.2.1 Expander Graphs
6.2.2 Algorithms for Vector Recovery

7 Matrix Recovery
7.1 Connections Between Vector and Matrix Recovery
7.2 Algorithms for Matrix Completion
7.2.1 Algorithms Based on Random Sampling
7.2.2 Algorithms Based on Spectral Expander Graphs

8. Case Studies
8.1 Vector Recovery
8.2 Matrix Recovery

9. Some Emerging Topics
9.1 Alternatives to $\ell_1$-Norm Minimization
9.2 Group Sparsity
9.3 One-Bit Compressed Sensing
9.4 A New Vector Recovery Algorithm

10. Applications to Control Systems
10.1 Maximum Hands-Off Control
10.2 Partial Realization

4. Journals

4.1. Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Elisa Capello,

Vol. 82
August 2017

- Maciej Niedźwiecki, Marcin Ciołek, Yoshinobu Kajikawa, On adaptive covariance and spectrum estimation of locally stationary multivariate processes, Pages 1-12
- Ivo Herman, Steffi Knorn, Anders Ahlén, Disturbance scaling in bidirectional vehicle platoons with different asymmetry in position and velocity coupling, Pages 13-20
- Yuzhe Qian, Yongchun Fang, Biao Lu, Adaptive repetitive learning control for an offshore boom crane, Pages 21-28
- Justin P. Koeln, Andrew G. Alleyne, Stability of decentralized model predictive control of graph-based power flow systems via passivity, Pages 29-34
- Rabah Ammour, Edouard Leclercq, Eric Sanlaville, Dimitri Lefebvre, Fault prognosis of timed stochastic discrete event systems with bounded estimation error, Pages 35-41
- Wei Wang, Dragan Nešić, Romain Postoyan, Observer design for networked control systems with FlexRay, Pages 42-48
- Weili Yan, Chee Khiang Pang, Chunling Du, Disturbance observer-based multirate control for rejecting periodic disturbances to the Nyquist frequency and beyond, Pages 49-58
- Anton Selivanov, Emilia Fridman, Sampled-data relay control of diffusion PDEs, Pages 59-68
- Erliang Zhang, Rik Pintelon, Identification of multivariable dynamic errors-in-variables system with arbitrary inputs, Pages 69-78
- Ligang Wu, Yabin Gao, Jianxing Liu, Hongyi Li, Event-triggered sliding mode control of stochastic systems via output feedback, Pages 79-92
- Tarek Ahmed-Ali, Fouad Giri, Miroslav Krstic, Laurent Burlion, Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, Adaptive observer design with heat PDE sensor, Pages 93-100
- S.J.L.M. van Loon, K.G.J. Gruntjens, M.F. Heertjes, N. van de Wouw, W.P.M.H. Heemels, Frequency-domain tools for stability analysis of reset control systems, Pages 101-108
- Shibdas Roy, Ian R. Petersen, Elanor H. Huntington, Coherent-classical estimation for linear quantum systems, Pages 109-117
- Frédéric Mazenc, Michael Malisoff, Stabilization and robustness analysis for time-varying systems with time-varying delays using a sequential subpredictors approach, Pages 118-127
- Chuangchuang Sun, Ran Dai, Rank-constrained optimization and its applications, Pages 128-136
- Tarek Hamel, Claude Samson, Position estimation from direction or range measurements, Pages 137-144
- Elisa Mostacciuolo, Stephan Trenn, Francesco Vasca, Averaging for switched DAEs: Convergence, partial averaging and stability, 145-157
- Filippo Cacace, Francesco Conte, Alfredo Germani, Giovanni Palombo, Feedback quadratic filtering, Pages 158-164
- Weiyin Fei, Liangjian Hu, Xuerong Mao, Mingxuan Shen, Delay dependent stability of highly nonlinear hybrid stochastic systems, Pages 165-170
- Chenglin Wen, Xingshuo Cheng, Daxing Xu, Chuanbo Wen, Filter design based on characteristic functions for one class of multi-dimensional nonlinear non-Gaussian systems, Pages 171-180
- Mirko Fiacchini, Sophie Tarbouriech, Control co-design for discrete-time switched linear systems, Pages 181-186
- Márcio J. Lacerda, Peter Seiler, Stability of uncertain systems using Lyapunov functions with non-monotonic terms, Pages 187-193
- Kang-Zhi Liu, Masao Ono, Xiaoli Li, Min Wu, Robust performance synthesis for systems with positive-real uncertainty and an extension to the negative-imaginary case, Pages 194-201
- Marc Jungers, Grace S. Deaecto, José C. Geromel, Bounds for the remainders of uncertain matrix exponential and sampled-data control of polytopic linear systems, Pages 202-208
- Zehor Belkhatir, Taous Meriem Laleg-Kirati, High-order sliding mode observer for fractional commensurate linear systems with unknown input, 209-217
- Wuquan Li, Lu Liu, Gang Feng, Cooperative control of multiple stochastic high-order nonlinear systems, Pages 218-225
- Josip Ćesić, Ivan Marković, Mario Bukal, Ivan Petrović, Extended information filter on matrix Lie groups, Pages 226-234
- Yu Ren, Meng Joo Er, Guanghui Sun, Constraint admissible state sets for switched systems with average dwell time, Pages 235-242
- Karl Worthmann, Mohamed W. Mehrez, George K.I. Mann, Raymond G. Gosine, Jürgen Pannek, Interaction of open and closed loop control in MPC, Pages 243-250
- Cheng-Zong Bai, Fabio Pasqualetti, Vijay Gupta, Data-injection attacks in stochastic control systems: Detectability and performance tradeoffs, Pages 251-260
- Sérgio Pequito, Guilherme Ramos, Soummya Kar, A. Pedro Aguiar, Jaime Ramos, The robust minimal controllability problem, Pages 261-268
- Matthias A. Müller, Karl Worthmann, Quadratic costs do not always work in MPC, Pages 269-277
- Lei Wang, Alberto Isidori, Zhitao Liu, Hongye Su, Robust output regulation for invertible nonlinear MIMO systems, Pages 278-286
- Erik Weyer, Marco Claudio Campi, Balázs Csanád Csáji, Asymptotic properties of SPS confidence regions, Pages 287-294
- Pierdomenico Pepe, Emilia Fridman, On global exponential stability preservation under sampling for globally Lipschitz time-delay systems, Pages 295-300
- Pauline Bernard, Laurent Praly, Vincent Andrieu, Observers for a non-Lipschitz triangular form, Pages 301-313
- Xiangze Lin, Chih-Chiang Chen, Chunjiang Qian, Smooth output feedback stabilization of a class of planar switched nonlinear systems under arbitrary switchings, Pages 314-318
- Guojie Zheng, Jun Li, Stabilization for the multi-dimensional heat equation with disturbance on the controller, Pages 319-323
- Georgios Birpoutsoukis, Anna Marconato, John Lataire, Johan Schoukens, Regularized nonparametric Volterra kernel estimation, Pages 324-327
- Hong-Bing Zeng, Kok Lay Teo, Yong He, A new looped-functional for stability analysis of sampled-data systems, Pages 328-331
- Rajesh Devaraj, Arnab Sarkar, Santosh Biswas, Comments on “Supervisory control for real-time scheduling of periodic and sporadic tasks with resource constraints” [Automatica 45 (2009) 2597–2604], Pages 332-334
- Seong-Jin Park, Jung-Min Yang, Reply to “Comments on ‘Supervisory control for real-time scheduling of periodic and sporadic tasks with resource constraints”’ [Automatica 45 (2009) 2597–2604], Page 335
- George Yin, Stochastic systems: Estimation, identification, and adaptive control, Reprint of 1986 edition, Vol. 75, P.R. Kumar, Pravin Varaiya, in: Classics in applied mathematics. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, PA (2016), xvii+358, ISBN: 978-1-611974-25-6, Pages 336-337
- Baozhu Du, James Lam, Zhan Shu, Yong Chen, Corrigendum to “On reachable sets for positive linear systems under constrained exogenous inputs” [Automatica 74 (2016) 230–237], Page 338

4.2. Contents: Systems & Control Letters
Contributed by: John Coca,

Systems & Control Letters
Vol. 104
June 2017

- Shaolin Ji, Xiaomin Shi, Explicit solutions for continuous time mean–variance portfolio selection with nonlinear wealth equations, Pages 1-4
- Siyun Wang, Jodie M. Simkoff, Michael Baldea, Leo H. Chiang, Ivan Castillo, Rahul Bindlish, David B. Stanley, Autocovariance-based plant-model mismatch estimation for linear model - predictive control, Pages 5-14
- Hojin Lee, Linh Thi Hoai Nguyen, Yasumasa Fujisaki, Algebraic connectivity of network-of-networks having a graph product structure, Pages 15-20
- Francisco Javier Muros, Encarnación Algaba, José María Maestre, Eduardo F. Camacho, The Banzhaf value as a design tool in coalitional control, Pages 21-30
- José L. Mancilla-Aguilar, Hernan Haimovich, On zero-input stability inheritance for time-varying systems with decaying-to-zero input power, Pages 31-37
- Alán Tapia, Miguel Bernal, Leonid Fridman, Nonlinear sliding mode control design: An LMI approach, Pages 38-44
- Peng Lin, Wei Ren, Distributed constrained consensus problem, Pages 45-48
- Yueqian Liang, Yingmin Jia, Tangent vector field approach for curved path following with input saturation, Pages 49-58
- Feng Xiao, Tongwen Chen, Huijun Gao, Consensus in time-delayed multi-agent systems with quantized dwell times, Pages 59-65
- Georges Bastin, Jean-Michel Coron, A quadratic Lyapunov function for hyperbolic density–velocity systems with nonuniform steady states, 66-71
- A.Yu. Aleksandrov, E.B. Aleksandrova, Convergence conditions for some classes of nonlinear systems, Pages 72-77
- F.D. Araruna, E. Fernández-Cara, S. Guerrero, M.C. Santos, New results on the Stackelberg–Nash exact control of linear parabolic equations, Pages 78-85
- Henrik Anfinsen, Ole Morten Aamo, Adaptive output-feedback stabilization of linear hyperbolic systems using anti-collocated sensing and control, Pages 86-94
- Jian Wang, Quantizer design for asymptotic stability of quantized linear systems with saturations, Pages 95-103

4.3. Contents: Systems & Control Letters
Contributed by: John Coca,

System & Control Letters
Vol. 105
July 2017

- Martin Redmann, Peter Benner, An -type error bound for balancing-related model order reduction of linear systems with Lévy noise, Pages 1-5
- Vojtech Veselý, Adrian Ilka, Generalized robust gain-scheduled PID controller design for affine LPV systems with polytopic uncertainty, Pages 6-13
- Rui Li, Yiguang Hong, Xingyuan Wang, Nonlinear norm-observability and simulation of control systems, Pages 14-19
- K.M.D. Motchon, K.M. Pekpe, J.-P. Cassar, Conditions for strict distinguishability of single-output nonlinear control-affine systems, Pages 20-26
- Noorma Yulia Megawati, Arjan van der Schaft, Abstraction and control by interconnection of linear systems: A geometric approach, Pages 27-33
- Jan Maximilian Montenbruck, Shen Zeng, Collinear dynamical systems, Pages 34-43
- Xiuxiang Zhou, Integral-type approximate controllability of linear parabolic integro-differential equations, Pages 44-47
- Fuchun Liu, Rixiang Mo, Correctability of fault-tolerant stochastic discrete-event systems, Pages 48-54
- Bao Wang, Quanxin Zhu, Stability analysis of Markov switched stochastic differential equations with both stable and unstable subsystems, Pages 55-61
- Sorin Micu, Ademir F. Pazoto, Stabilization of a Boussinesq system with generalized damping, Pages 62-69
- Xinglong Niu, Yungang Liu, Yongchao Man, Consensus via time-varying feedback for uncertain nonlinear multi-agent systems with rather coarse input disturbances, Pages 70-77
- P.-Y. Chevalier, J.M. Hendrickx, R.M. Jungers, Tight bound for deciding convergence of consensus systems, Pages 78-83
- iaotao Liu, Yang Shi, Daniela Constantinescu, Robust distributed model predictive control of constrained dynamically decoupled nonlinear systems: A contraction theory perspective, Pages 84-91
- Andrii Mironchenko, Uniform weak attractivity and criteria for practical global asymptotic stability, Pages 92-99

4.4. Contents: European Journal of Control
Contributed by: John Coca,

European Journal of Control
Volume 36
July 2017

- Chenguang Liu, Rudy R. Negenborn, Huarong Zheng, Xiumin Chu, A state-compensation extended state observer for model predictive control, Pages 1-9
- Van Thanh Huynh, Hieu Trinh, Eigenvalue assignment for positive observers and its feasibility, Pages 10-17
- Chunyu Shen, Lixin Tian, Optimal control and optimality condition of the Camassa–Holm equation, Pages 18-29
- Griselda I. Zamora-Gómez, Arturo Zavala-Río, Daniela J. López-Araujo, Observer-less output-feedback global continuous control for the finite-time and exponential stabilization of mechanical systems with constrained inputs, Pages 30-42
- Heping Ma, Bin Liu, Infinite horizon optimal control problem of mean-field backward stochastic delay differential equation under partial information, Pages 43-50
- Yorai Wardi, Carla Seatzu, Performance regulation in discrete event and hybrid dynamical systems using IPA, Pages 51-61

4.5. Contents: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
Contributed by: Charis Edworthy,

IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information 34:02

A new issue of IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information is now available online.
The Table of Contents below can be viewed at:

- Robust stabilization of differential systems with state delays, Rigoberto Medina; Carlos Martinez
- On homogeneous parameter-dependent quadratic Lyapunov function for robust fault detection filter design and application, Guochen Pang; Jinjin Liu; Kanjian Zhang; Haikun Wei
- An LMI-based controller design method for a discrete-time linear system with time-varying state delays, Nobutaka Wada; Katsuya Satoh; Masami Saeki
- A new approach to risk sensitivity, Jack Baczynski
- Stability of homogeneous non-linear systems, Thouraya Kharrat
- The optimal control problem with state constraints for forward–backward stochastic systems with jumps, Qingmeng Wei
- Robust reduced-order controller synthesis: a dilated LMI approach, Arash Sadeghzadeh
- Interpolation techniques for robust constrained model predictive control based on polyhedral invariant set, Soorathep Kheawhom; Pornchai Bumroongsri
- Existence and general decay for the full von Kármán beam with a thermo-viscoelastic damping, frictional dampings and a delay term, Wenjun Liu; Kewang Chen; Jun Yu
- Fuzzy networked control systems with communication constraints, Magdi S. Mahmoud
- Supervisor synthesis for enforcing linear constraints on a class of Petri nets with unobservable transitions, Ning Ran; Shouguang Wang; Hongye Su; Chengying Wang
- Synchronization of complex networks with coupling delay via pinning control, Xinsong Yang; Jinde Cao
- Continuous fractional sliding mode-like control for exact rejection of non-differentiable Hölder disturbances, A. J. Muñoz-Vázquez; V. Parra-Vega; A. Sánchez-Orta
- A direct approach for approximate optimal control of integro-differential equations based on homotopy analysis and parametrization method, M. Alipour; M. A. Vali; A. H. Borzabadi
- Asymptotic stability analysis of planar switched homogeneous systems, Khatereh Sokhanvar Mahani; Ali Karimpour; Naser Pariz
- Asynchronous control of discrete-time switched systems with non-linear perturbation, Juan Gao; Xing Tao Wang
- Containment control for multi-agent systems with input saturation, Guoying Miao; Yuanzhen Feng; Tao Li
- Event-trigger-based hybrid scheduling and feedback control for networked control systems, Qiaoli Ma; Chuan Zhou; Xincheng Zhu; Ronghao Wang
- Optimal control problem with unilateral constraints for longitudinal vibration of a viscoelastic valve, Bing Sun

4.6. Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Contributed by: AMCS,

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)
2017, Volume 27, Number 2 (June)
Regular issue

- Tagade P.M. and Choi H.-L. A dynamic bi-orthogonal field equation approach to efficient Bayesian inversion 229
- Kaczorek T. Reduced-order perfect nonlinear observers of fractional descriptor discrete-time nonlinear systems 245
- Gupta S. and Smita The effect of viscosity and heterogeneity on propagation of G-type waves 253
- Zhirabok A., Shumsky A., Solyanik S. and Suvorov A. Fault detection in nonlinear systems via linear methods 261
- Przybylski M. and Putz B. D* Extra Lite: A dynamic A* with search-tree cutting and frontier-gap repairing 273
- Domański P.D. and Ławryńczuk M. Assessment of the GPC control quality using non-Gaussian statistical measures 291
- Łangowski R. and Brdys M.A. An interval estimator for chlorine monitoring in drinking water distribution systems under uncertain system dynamics, inputs and chlorine concentration measurement errors 309
- Leska M., Aschemann H.,Melzer M. and Meinert M. Comparative calculation of the fuel-optimal operating strategy for diesel hybrid railway vehicles 323
- Saha S. and Roy P.K. A comparative study between two systems with and without awareness in controlling HIV/AIDS 337
- AbouEisha H., Calo V.M., Jopek K., Moshkov M., Paszyńska A., Paszyński M. and Skotniczny M. Element partition trees for h-refined meshes to optimize direct solver performance. Part I: Dynamic programming 351
- Baek J., Dudina O. and Kim C. A queueing system with heterogeneous impatient customers and consumable additional items 367
- Vasiliu L., Pop F., Negru C., Mocanu M., Cristea V. and Kolodziej J. A hybrid scheduler for many task computing in big data systems 385
- Rybarczyk A., Hertz A., Kasprzak M. and Blazewicz J. Tabu search for the RNA partial degradation problem 401
- Zuo C., Wu L., Zeng Z.-F. and Wei H.-L. Stochastic fractal based multiobjective fruit fly optimization 417
- Bonollo M., Di Persio L., Mammi L. and Oliva I. Estimating the counterparty risk exposure by using the Brownianmotion local time 435

4.7. Contents: IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Contributed by: Yan Ou,

IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Volume 4 (2017), Issue 3 (July)

- Parallel Learning: a Perspective and a Framework. L. Li, Y. L. Lin, N. N. Zheng, and F.-Y. Wang, page 389
- Recent Progresses in Deep Learning Based Acoustic Models. D. Yu and J. Li, page 396
- Recent Advances in Image Dehazing. W. C. Wang and X. H. Yuan, page 410

- Partition-based Collaborative Tensor Factorization for POI Recommendation. W. J. Luan, G. J. Liu, C. J. Jiang, and L. Qi, page 437
- Online Learning Control for Harmonics Reduction Based on Current Controlled Voltage Source Power Inverters. N. Malla, U. Tamrakar, D. Shrestha, Z. Ni, and R. Tonkoski, page 447
- Robust Tracking Control for Self-balancing Mobile Robots Using Disturbance Observer. M. Chen, page 458
- Social Energy: Mining Energy From the Society. J. J. Zhang, D. W. Gao, Y. C. Zhang, X. Wang, X. Y. Zhao, D. L. Duan, X. X. Dai, J. Hao, F. -Y. Wang, page 466
- Design of Second Order Sliding Mode and Sliding Mode Algorithms: A Practical Insight to DC-DC Buck Converter. S. M. RakhtAla, M. Yasoubi, and H. HosseinNia, page 483
- Neural Network Based Terminal Sliding Mode Control for WMRs Affected by an Augmented Ground Friction With Slippage Effect. M. Yue, L. J. Wang, and T. Ma, page 498
- Sampled-data Observer Design for a Class of Stochastic Nonlinear Systems Based on the Approximate Discrete-time Models. X. X. Fu, Y. Kang, and P. F. Li, page 507
- Distributed Virtual Inertia Based Control of Multiple Photovoltaic Systems in Autonomous Microgrid. W. -S. Im, C. Wang, W. X. Liu, L. M. Liu, and J. -M. Kim, page 512
- Weather Prediction With Multiclass Support Vector Machines in the Fault Detection of Photovoltaic System. W. Y. Zhang, H. G. Zhang, J. H. Liu, K. Li, D. S. Yang, and H. Tian, page 520
- Dual-mode Nonlinear MPC via Terminal Control Laws With Free-parameters.D. F. He, page 526
- Iterative Learning Fault Diagnosis Algorithm for Non-uniform Sampling Hybrid System. H. F. Tao, D. P. Chen, and H. Z. Yang, page 534
- Decentralized Adaptive Strategies for Synchronization of Fractional-order Complex Networks. Q. Xu, S. X. Zhuang, Y. F. Zeng, and J. Xiao, page 543
- Discrimination of Motor Imagery Patterns by Electroencephalogram Phase Synchronization Combined With Frequency Band Energy. C. W. Liu, Y. F. Fu, J. Yang, X. Xiong, H. W. Sun, and Z. T. Yu, page 551
- A Novel Multi-agent Formation Control Law With Collision Avoidance. A. Mondal, L. Behera, S. R. Sahoo, and A. Shukla, page 558
- Asymptotic Tracking Control for Wind Turbines in Variable Speed Mode. W. Lin, Z. T. Lu, and W. Wei, page 569

4.8. Contents: Control Engineering Practice
Contributed by: Martin Böck,

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 65
August 2017

- Yanliang Cui, Lanlan Xu, Minrui Fei, Yubin Shen, Observer based robust integral sliding mode load frequency control for wind power systems,Pages 1-10
- Kræn Vodder Nielsen, Mogens Blanke, Lars Eriksson, Morten Vejlgaard-Laursen, Adaptive feedforward control of exhaust recirculation in large diesel engines,Pages 26-35
- Slawomir Mandra, Krzysztof Galkowski, Harald Aschemann, Robust guaranteed cost ILC with dynamic feedforward and disturbance compensation for accurate PMSM position control,Pages 36-47
- J.S. Solís-Chaves, Mariana Silva Barreto, Mauricio B.C. Salles, Valdemir Martins Lira, Rogerio V. Jacomini, Alfeu J. Sguarezi Filho, A direct power control for DFIG under a three phase symmetrical voltage sag condition,Pages 48-58
- Jussi Karttunen, Samuli Kallio, Jari Honkanen, Pasi Peltoniemi, Pertti Silventoinen, Stability and performance of current harmonic controllers for multiphase PMSMs,Pages 59-69
- Chunhui Zhao, Furong Gao, A sparse dissimilarity analysis algorithm for incipient fault isolation with no priori fault information,Pages 70-82
- Luis A. Aguirre, Bruno O.S. Teixeira, Bruno H.G. Barbosa, Alex F. Teixeira, Mario C.M.M. Campos, Eduardo M.A.M. Mendes, Development of soft sensors for permanent downhole Gauges in deepwater oil wells,Pages 83-99
- Kirti D. Mishra, K. Srinivasan, Robust control and estimation of clutch-to-clutch shifts,Pages 100-114
- Timo Korpela, Pekka Kumpulainen, Yrjö Majanne, Anna Häyrinen, Pentti Lautala, Indirect NO emission monitoring in natural gas fired boilers,Pages 11-25

4.9. Contents: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Lichen Fu,

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.19, No.4 July, 2017
Special Issue: Advances in Control and Optimization Over Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks


[Group 1: State Estimation Issues with WSANs]
1. Observable Degree Analysis to Match Estimation Performance for Wireless Tracking Networks (pages 1259–1270), Quanbo Ge, Jinyan Ma, Shaodong Chen, Yongting Wang and Liang Bai
2. Realization of Actuator-Fault Estimation for Distributed Wireless Networked Control Systems (pages 1271–1283), Dongmei Xu, Ying Wang and Liping Zhang
3. Distributed Consensus Filter for a Class of Continuous-Time Nonlinear Stochastic Systems in Sensor Networks (pages 1284–1294), Ahmadreza Jenabzadeh, Behrouz Safarinejadian and Foroogh Mohammadnia
4. Testing and Defending Methods Against DOS Attack in State Estimation (pages 1295–1305), Heng Zhang, Yifei Qi, Huan Zhou, Jian Zhang and Jing Sun
5. Distributed State Estimation of Smart Grids with Packet Losses (pages 1306–1315), Md Masud Rana, Li Li and Steven W. Su

[Group 2: Control Issues with WSANs]
6. Slow Sampling Control of Singularly Perturbed Systems Subject to Actuator Saturation and L2 Disturbance (pages 1316–1328), Lei Ma, Chenxiao Cai and Xiaoping Ma
7. Loop-Shaping Feedback and Feedforward Control for Networked Systems With Saturation and Delay (pages 1329–1349), Torbjörn Wigren
8. Cascading Target Tracking Control in Wireless Camera Sensor and Actuator Networks (pages 1350–1364), Tian Wang, Zhen Peng, Wenzheng Xu, Junbin Liang, Guojun Wang, Hui Tian, Yiqiao Cai and Yonghong Chen
9. Distributed Adjacency Weight Design for Second-order Consensus in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (pages 1365–1374), Zhenping Chen, Yourui Huang, Dequan Li and Chaoli Tang

[Group 3: Applications of WSANs]
10. ClimaCon: An Autonomous Energy Efficient Climate Control Solution for Smart Buildings (pages 1375–1391), Wael A. Farag
11. Design and Implementation of The Plug&Play Enabled Flexible Modular Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network Platform (pages 1392–1412), Konstantin Mikhaylov and Juha Petäjäjärvi
12. A Packet Loss Tolerant Rendezvous Algorithm for Wireless Networked Robot Systems (pages 1413–1423), Sabato Manfredi, Enrico Natalizio, Claudio Pascariello and Nicola Roberto Zema
13. A Memory Sharing based Low Loss Rate Data Gathering Algorithm with a Mobile Sink for Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (pages 1424–1440), C. Zhu, G.J. Han, Y. Wang, P. Bao and J. Shen

[Regular Papers]
1. Mixing Adaptive Fault Tolerant Control of Quadrotor UAV (pages 1441–1454), Kemal Büyükkabasakal, Barış Fi̇dan and Aydoğan Savran
2. The Controllability of Fractional Damped Stochastic Integrodifferential Systems (pages 1455–1464), T. Sathiyaraj and P. Balasubramaniam
3. Bayesian Sensor Fault Detection in a Markov Jump System (pages 1465–1481), Hamed Habibi, Ian Howard and Reza Habibi
4. ZD, ZG and IOL Controllers and Comparisons for Nonlinear System Output Tracking with DBZ Problem Conquered in Different Relative-Degree Cases (pages 1482–1495), Jian Li, Mingzhi Mao, Yunong Zhang, Dechao Chen and Yonghua Yin
5. Membership Function Dependent Observer-Based Controller Design for A T-S Fuzzy System (pages 1496–1507), Wen-Bo Xie, Yu-Long Wang, Jian Zhang and Ling Huang
6. Optimal Modified Tracking Performance of Time-Delay Systems with Packet Dropouts Constraint (pages 1508–1518), Xi-Sheng Zhan, Zhu-Jun Zhou, Jie Wu and Tao Han
7. Chattering Attenuation Sliding Mode Approach for Nonlinear Systems (pages 1519–1531), Hamidreza Nemati, Mai Bando and Shinji Hokamoto
8. Fault Diagnosis for Discrete Event Systems Modeled By Bounded Petri Nets (pages 1532–1541), Ning Ran, Shouguang Wang, Hongye Su and Chengying Wang
9. H∞ Preview Control of A Class of Uncertain Discrete-Time Systems (pages 1542–1556), Li Li, Fucheng Liao and Jiamei Deng
10. Weighted Pseudo Anti-Periodic Solutions for Cellular Neural Networks with Mixed Delays (pages 1557–1563), Qiyuan Zhou
11. A Sequential Algebraic Parametric Identification Approach for Nonlinear Vibrating Mechanical Systems (pages 1564–1574), F. Beltran-Carbajal, G. Silva-Navarro and L. G. Trujillo-Franco
12. Adaptive Non-Linear Control of UPFC for Stability Enhancement in a Multimachine Power System Operating with a DFIG Based Wind Farm (pages 1575–1594), S.K. Routray, R.K. Patnaik and P.K. Dash
13. Pattern Recognition Based Dynamics Description of Production Processes in Metric Spaces (pages 1595–1607), Mushu Wang, Zhengguang Xu and Lingli Guo
14. Semi-Global Exquisite Disturbance Attenuation Control for Perturbed Uncertain Nonlinear Systems (pages 1608–1619), Jun Yang, Chuanlin Zhang, Shihua Li and Xitong Niu

[Brief Paper]
1. L-Step Reachability and Observability of Networked Control Systems with Bandwidth Limitations: Feasible Lower Bounds on Communication Periods (pages 1620–1629), Mohammad Mahdi Share Pasand and Mosen Montazeri
2. Global Asymptotical Bounded Synchronization for a Class of Coupled Complex Networks With Nonidentical Nodes (pages 1630–1640), Qingbo Li, Jin Guo, Yuanyuan Wu and Chang-Yin Sun
3. Output Feedback Robust MPC Based on Off-line Observer for LPV Systems via Quadratic Boundedness (pages 1641–1653), Xubin Ping

4.10. Contents: Journal of Process Control
Contributed by: John Coca,

Journal of Process Control
Volume 56
August 2017

- J.L. Pitarch, C.G. Palacín, C. De Prada, B. Voglauer, G. Seyfriedsberger, Optimisation of the resource efficiency in an industrial evaporation system, Pages 1-12
- Ridong Zhang, Qin Zou, Zhixing Cao, Furong Gao, Design of fractional order modeling based extended non-minimal state space MPC for temperature in an industrial electric heating furnace, Pages 13-22
- Ye Wang, Vicenç Puig, Gabriela Cembrano, Non-linear economic model predictive control of water distribution networks, Pages 23-34
- L.E. Olivier, I.K. Craig, Should I shut down my processing plant? An analysis in the presence of faults, Pages 35-47
- Mojtaba Sharifi, Hamed Moradi, Nonlinear robust adaptive sliding mode control of influenza epidemic in the presence of uncertainty, Pages 48-57
- Timothy T.V. Yap, Ai Hui Tan, Wooi Nee Tan, Identification of higher-dimensional ill-conditioned systems using extensions of virtual transfer function between inputs, Pages 58-68
- Shiqi Lai, Fan Yang, Tongwen Chen, Online pattern matching and prediction of incoming alarm floods, Pages 69-78
- Jiayuan Kang, Zhijiang Shao, Xi Chen, Xueping Gu, Lianfang Feng, Fast and reliable computational strategy for developing a rigorous model-driven soft sensor of dynamic molecular weight distribution, Pages 79-99
- Suryanarayana Vegi, Yogendra Shastri, Optimal control of dilute acid pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis for processing lignocellulosic feedstock, Pages 100-111
- Hongfeng Tao, Wojciech Paszke, Eric Rogers, Huizhong Yang, Krzysztof Gałkowski, Iterative learning fault-tolerant control for differential time-delay batch processes in finite frequency domains, Pages 112-128

4.11. Contents: ISA Transactions
Contributed by: John Coca,

ISA Transactions
Volume 69
July 2017

- Yiheng Wei, Peter W. Tse, Zhao Yao, Yong Wang, The output feedback control synthesis for a class of singular fractional order systems, Pages 1-9
- Mohammad Tabatabaei, Generalized characteristic ratios assignment for commensurate fractional order systems with one zero, Pages 10-19
- Xi Zhou, Yiheng Wei, Shu Liang, Yong Wang, Robust fast controller design via nonlinear fractional differential equations, Pages 20-30
- Javier A. Gallegos, Manuel A. Duarte-Mermoud, Convergence of fractional adaptive systems using gradient approach, Pages 31-42
- Hui Liu, Yucai Ding, Jun Cheng, New results on H∞ filtering for Markov jump systems with uncertain transition rates, Pages 43-50
- Xing Liu, Dan Wang, Zhouhua Peng, Improved finite-control-set model predictive control for active front-end rectifiers with simplified computational approach and on-line parameter identification, Pages 51-64
- Arezou Elahi, Alireza Alfi, Finite-time H∞ control of uncertain networked control systems with randomly varying communication delays, Pages 65-88
- Mehdi Taheri, Farid Sheikholeslam, Majddedin Najafi, Maryam Zekri, Adaptive fuzzy wavelet network control of second order multi-agent systems with unknown nonlinear dynamics, Pages 89-101
- Jiaojiao Ren, Xinzhi Liu, Hong Zhu, Shouming Zhong, Passivity analysis of neural networks with two different Markovian jumping parameters and mixed time delays, Pages 102-121
- Jie Li, Yuanqing Xia, Xiaohui Qi, Pengpeng Zhao, Robust absolute stability analysis for interval nonlinear active disturbance rejection based control system, Pages 122-130
- Majeed Mohamed, Indra Narayan Kar, Stochastic contraction based online estimation of second order wiener system, Pages 131-139
- Tao Han, Zhi-Hong Guan, Ming Chi, Bin Hu, Tao Li, Xian-He Zhang, Multi-formation control of nonlinear leader-following multi-agent systems, Pages 140-147
- Jili Tao, Qinru Fan, Longhua Ma, Improved linear quadratic and proportional control system for improved liquid level system regulation in a coke fractionation tower, Pages 148-156
- Zhiwei Xu, Xiaohong Nian, Haibo Wang, Yinsheng Chen, Robust guaranteed cost tracking control of quadrotor UAV with uncertainties, Pages 157-165
- Ramy Rashad, Ayman El-Badawy, Ahmed Aboudonia, Sliding mode disturbance observer-based control of a twin rotor MIMO system, Pages 166-174
- Julian Barreiro-Gomez, Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Nicanor Quijano, Dynamical tuning for MPC using population games: A water supply network application, Pages 175-186
- Haidong Shao, Hongkai Jiang, Fuan Wang, Yanan Wang, Rolling bearing fault diagnosis using adaptive deep belief network with dual-tree complex wavelet packet, Pages 187-201
- Ali Molavi, Aliakbar Jalali, Mahdi Ghasemi Naraghi, Adaptive fuzzy control of a class of nonaffine nonlinear system with input saturation based on passivity theorem, Pages 202-213
- Ti Chen, Hao Wen, Haiyan Hu, Dongping Jin, Distributed finite-time tracking for a team of planar flexible spacecraft, Pages 214-221
- Isuru A. Udugama, Florian Wolfenstetter, Robert Kirkpatrick, Wei Yu, Brent R. Young, A comparison of a novel robust decentralised control strategy and MPC for industrial high purity, high recovery, multicomponent distillation, Pages 222-233
- M.R. Bongulwar, B.M. Patre, Design of PIλDμ controller for global power control of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor, Pages 234-241
- Zhankui Song, Kaibiao Sun, Adaptive compensation control for attitude adjustment of quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle, Pages 242-255
- Vinay Kumar Pandey, Indrani Kar, Chitralekha Mahanta, Controller design for a class of nonlinear MIMO coupled system using multiple models and second level adaptation, Pages 256-272
- Sheng Wu, Qibing Jin, Ridong Zhang, Junfeng Zhang, Furong Gao, Improved design of constrained model predictive tracking control for batch processes against unknown uncertainties, Pages 273-280
- Zhiliang Zhu, Zhiqiang Meng, Zhengjiang Zhang, Junghui Chen, Yuxing Dai, Robust particle filter for state estimation using measurements with different types of gross errors, Pages 281-295
- Akshaya K. Pati, N.C. Sahoo, Adaptive super-twisting sliding mode control for a three-phase single-stage grid-connected differential boost inverter based photovoltaic system, Pages 296-306
- Anirudh Nandan, Syed Imtiaz, Nonlinear model predictive control of managed pressure drilling, Pages 307-314
- Xiaolong Yu, Xin Lin, Yiquan Dai, Kunpeng Zhu, Image edge detection based tool condition monitoring with morphological component analysis, Pages 315-322

4.12. Contents: Mechatronics
Contributed by: John Coca,

Vol. 44
June 2017

- Michael Ruderman, On break-away forces in actuated motion systems with nonlinear friction, Pages 1-5
- Ádám Bárdos, Huba Németh, Model development for intake gas composition controller design for commercial vehicle diesel engines with HP-EGR and exhaust throttling, Pages 6-13
- M. Brahim, I. Bahri, Y. Bernard, Real time implementation of H-infinity and RST motion control of rotary traveling wave ultrasonic motor, Pages 14-23
- Takenori Atsumi, Minimization of unobservable oscillation in repeatable run-out for magnetic-head positioning system of hard disk drives, Pages 24-31
- Shingo Ito, Severin Unger, Georg Schitter, Vibration isolator carrying atomic force microscope’s head, Pages 32-41
- Mohammad Sheikh Sofla, Mohammad Zareinejad, Mohsen Parsa, Hassan Sheibani, Integral based sliding mode stabilizing a camera platform using Kalman filter attitude estimation, Pages 42-51
- Viet Ha Le, Van Du Nguyen, Cheong Lee, Gwangjun Go, Jong-Oh Park, Sukho Park, Miniaturized biopsy module using gripper tool for active locomotive capsule endoscope, Pages 52-59
- Asal Nahidi, Alireza Kasaiezadeh, Saeid Khosravani, Amir Khajepour, Shih-Ken Chen, Bakhtiar Litkouhi, Modular integrated longitudinal and lateral vehicle stability control for electric vehicles, Pages 60-70
- Donghong Ning, Shuaishuai Sun, Lidui Wei, Bangji Zhang, Haiping Du, Weihua Li, Vibration reduction of seat suspension using observer based terminal sliding mode control with acceleration data fusion, Pages 71-83
- Yum Ji Chan, Jing-Wei Huang, Multiple-point vibration testing with micro-electromechanical accelerometers and micro-controller unit, Pages 84-93
- S. Hasanzadeh, F. Janabi-Sharifi, P. Keenan, Backlash characterization and position control of a robotic catheter manipulator using experimentally-based kinematic model, Pages 94-106
- Yan Cai, Jinchun Song, Nariman Sepehri, Quantitative analysis and evaluation of bilateral control schemes applied to electro-hydrostatic actuators, Pages 107-120
- Grzegorz Jóźwiak, Daniel Kopiec, Wojciech Majstrzyk, Teodor Gotszalk, Piotr Grabiec, Real-time stochastic response analysis as a tool for monitoring cantilever mechanical properties, Pages 121-128

4.13. Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Contributed by: John Coca,

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Volume 62
June 2017

- Mohammad Zhalechian, Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, Yaser Rahimi, A self-adaptive evolutionary algorithm for a fuzzy multi-objective hub location problem: An integration of responsiveness and social responsibility, Pages 1-16
- Tautvydas Mickus, Paul Mitchell, Tim Clarke, The Emergence MAC (E-MAC) protocol for wireless sensor networks, Pages 17-25
- Alexis Sardá-Espinosa, Subanatarajan Subbiah, Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Conditional inference trees for knowledge extraction from motor health condition data, Pages 26-37
- Zhiqiang Geng, Jungen Dong, Jie Chen, Yongming Han, A new Self-Organizing Extreme Learning Machine soft sensor model and its applications in complicated chemical processes, Pages 38-50
- Ali Reihanian, Mohammad-Reza Feizi-Derakhshi, Hadi S. Aghdasi, Community detection in social networks with node attributes based on multi-objective biogeography based optimization, Pages 51-67
- Hui Li, Jianwen Zhang, Fast source term estimation using the PGA-NM hybrid method, Pages 68-79
- S. Kemmoé-Tchomté, D. Lamy, N. Tchernev, An effective multi-start multi-level evolutionary local search for the flexible job-shop problem, Pages 80-95
- Yuyu Liang, Mengjie Zhang, Will N. Browne, Image feature selection using genetic programming for figure-ground segmentation, Pages 96-108
- Urszula Libal, Zygmunt Hasiewicz, Risk upper bound for a NM-type multiresolution classification scheme of random signals by Daubechies wavelets, Pages 109-123
- Yueshen Xu, Yuyu Yin, Jianwei Yin, Tackling topic general words in topic modeling, Pages 124-133
- Mukhtar Fatihu Hamza, Hwa Jen Yap, Imtiaz Ahmed Choudhury, Cuckoo search algorithm based design of interval Type-2 Fuzzy PID Controller for Furuta pendulum system, Pages 134-151
- Berna Altınel, Murat Can Ganiz, Banu Diri, Instance labeling in semi-supervised learning with meaning values of words, Pages 152-163
- Muhammad Akmal Remli, Safaai Deris, Mohd Saberi Mohamad, Sigeru Omatu, Juan Manuel Corchado, An enhanced scatter search with combined opposition-based learning for parameter estimation in large-scale kinetic models of biochemical systems, Pages 164-180
- Javier F. Botía, Ana M. Cárdenas, Carlos M. Sierra, Fuzzy cellular automata and intuitionistic fuzzy sets applied to an optical frequency comb spectral shape, Pages 181-194
- J. Faccin, I. Nunes, A tool-supported development method for improved BDI plan selection, Pages 195-213
- Mohammad Kazem Ebrahimpour, Masoumeh Zare, Mahdi Eftekhari, Gholamreza Aghamolaei, Occam's razor in dimension reduction: Using reduced row Echelon form for finding linear independent features in high dimensional microarray datasets, Pages 214-221
- R. Moeini, M. Soltani-nezhad, M. Daei, Constrained gravitational search algorithm for large scale reservoir operation optimization problem, Pages 222-233
- Olavo Holanda, Seiji Isotani, Ig I. Bittencourt, Diego Dermeval, Williams Alcantara, An object triple mapping system supporting detached objects: A performance and memory usage empirical comparison, Pages 234-251
- L. Yu, Y.P. Li, G.H. Huang, B.G. Shan, A hybrid fuzzy-stochastic technique for planning peak electricity management under multiple uncertainties, Pages 252-264
- Yousif Al-Dunainawi, Maysam F. Abbod, Ali Jizany, A new MIMO ANFIS-PSO based NARMA-L2 controller for nonlinear dynamic systems, Pages 265-275
- Erkan Kayacan, Joshua M. Peschel, Girish Chowdhary, A self-learning disturbance observer for nonlinear systems in feedback-error learning scheme, Pages 276-285
- Lingraj Dora, Sanjay Agrawal, Rutuparna Panda, Ajith Abraham, An evolutionary single Gabor kernel based filter approach to face recognition, Pages 286-301
- Carlos A. Coello Coello, Vincenzo Cutello, Doheon Lee, Mario Pavone, Recent advances in immunological inspired computation, Pages 302-303
- Justin Melunis, Uri Hershberg, A spatially heterogeneous Gillespie algorithm modeling framework that enables individual molecule history and tracking, Pages 304-311
- Alex Upton, Miguel Blanca, José Antonio Cornejo-García, James Richard Perkins, Weighted Epistatic Analysis of NSAIDs Hypersensitivity Data, Pages 312-319
- Stjepan Picek, Dominik Sisejkovic, Domagoj Jakobovic, Immunological algorithms paradigm for construction of Boolean functions with good cryptographic properties, Pages 320-330
- Dongdong Zhao, Wenjian Luo, Ran Liu, Lihua Yue, Experimental analyses of the K-hidden algorithm, Pages 331-340
- Rostislav Savinkov, Alexey Kislitsyn, Daniel J. Watson, Raoul van Loon, Igor Sazonov, Mario Novkovic, Lucas Onder, Gennady Bocharov, Data-driven modelling of the FRC network for studying the fluid flow in the conduit system, Pages 341-349
- Ran Liu, Jinghui Peng, Shanyu Tang, Multiple-negative survey method for enhancing the accuracy of negative survey-based cloud data privacy: Applications and extensions, Pages 350-358
- Sajjad Fouladvand, Alireza Osareh, Bita Shadgar, Mario Pavone, Siyamack Sharafi, DENSA: An effective negative selection algorithm with flexible boundaries for self-space and dynamic number of detectors, Pages 359-372
- Andrea Patanè, Andrea Santoro, Piero Conca, Giovanni Carapezza, Antonino La Magna, Vittorio Romano, Giuseppe Nicosia, Multi-objective optimization and analysis for the design space exploration of analog circuits and solar cells, Pages 373-383
- Tao Gong, Tiantian Fan, Jizheng Guo, Zixing Cai, GPU-based parallel optimization of immune convolutional neural network and embedded system, Pages 384-395
- Dongdong Zhao, Wenjian Luo, One-time password authentication scheme based on the negative database, Pages 396-404
- Tao Gong, Tiantian Fan, Lei Pei, Zixing Cai, Magnetic resonance imaging-clonal selection algorithm: An intelligent adaptive enhancement of brain image with an improved immune algorithm, Pages 405-411

4.14. Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Contributed by: John Coca,

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Volume 63
August 2017

- Ernesto F.M. Ferreira, Patrícia H.M. Rêgo, João V.F. Neto, Numerical stability improvements of state-value function approximations based on RLS learning for online HDP-DLQR control system design, Pages 1-19
- Vimal Savsani, Mohamed A. Tawhid, Non-dominated sorting moth flame optimization (NS-MFO) for multi-objective problems, Pages 20-32
- C. Bousquet-Jette, S. Achiche, D. Beaini, Y.S. Law-Kam Cio, C. Leblond-Ménard, M. Raison, Fast scene analysis using vision and artificial intelligence for object prehension by an assistive robot, Pages 33-44
- Nasser R. Sabar, Le Minh Kieu, Edward Chung, Takahiro Tsubota, Paulo Eduardo Maciel de Almeida, A memetic algorithm for real world multi-intersection traffic signal optimisation problems, Pages 45-53
- Mingjing Wang, Huiling Chen, Huaizhong Li, Zhennao Cai, Xuehua Zhao, Changfei Tong, Jun Li, Xin Xu, Grey wolf optimization evolving kernel extreme learning machine: Application to bankruptcy prediction, Pages 54-68
- B. John Oommen, Sang-Woon Kim, Occlusion-based estimation of independent multinomial random variables using occurrence and sequential information, Pages 69-84
- Cheng-Hsiung Weng, Revenue prediction by mining frequent itemsets with customer analysis, Pages 85-97
- Hamed Kazemi, Mohammad Mahdavi Mazdeh, Mohammad Rostami, The two stage assembly flow-shop scheduling problem with batching and delivery, Pages 98-107
- Monika Rani, Amit Kumar Dhar, O.P. Vyas, Semi-automatic terminology ontology learning based on topic modeling, Pages 108-125

4.15. Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
Contributed by: Young Hoon Joo,

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

Table of contents
Vol. 15, No. 4, August 2017

- Robust Model Predictive Control with Time-Varying Tubes, Pornchai Bumroongsri* and Soorathep Kheawhom 1479-1484
- Multiple-mode Adaptive State Estimator for Nonlinear Switched Systems, Junqi Yang*, Yantao Chen, and Lizhi Cui 1485-1493
- Control of Large Model Mismatch Systems using Multiple Models, Feng Gao*, Dongfang Dang, Shengbo Eben Li, and MengChu Zhou 1494-1506
- Model Reference Robust Adaptive H∞ Controller Design, Qiang Zhang, De-Zhi Xu*, and Kang-Kang Zhang 1507-1514
- Consensus Problems for Discrete-time Agents with Communication Delay, Zhenhua Wang*, Huanshui Zhang, Xinmin Song, and Huaxiang Zhang 1515-1523
- Multi-switching adaptive synchronization of two fractional-order chaotic systems with different structure and different order, Shuai Song, Xiao-Na Song*, Nimisha Pathak, Ines Tejado Balsera 1524-1535
- Finite-time Circle Surrounding Control for Multi-agent Systems, Dan Ma* and Yingchun Sun 1536-1543
- Robustness design of a dynamic output-feedback decentralized controller using H∞ synthesis and LMI paradigm, Ali Sghaier Tlili 1544-1552
- Explicit Solution and Stability of Linear Time-Varying Differential State Space Systems, Jing-Min Wang 1553-1560
- Exponential stability of a class of impulsive stochastic delay partial differential equations driven by a fractional Brownian motion, Dingshi Li and Guiling Chen* 1561-1568
- Multi-agent Formation Control in Switching Networks using Backstepping Design, Qin Wang*, Qingguang Hua, Yang Yi, and Tianping Zhang 1569-1576
- A Novel Interpretation of the Invariance Condition of Mismatched Uncertain Large-Scale Systems, Viet Anh Duong and Yao-Wen Tsai* 1577-1591
- Exponential H∞ Control for Singular Systems with Time-varying Delay, Jiemei Zhao* and Zhonghui Hu 1592-1599
- New stability analysis for generalized neural networks with interval time-varying delays, Yanmin Liu, Junkang Tian*, Zerong Ren 1600-1610
- Disturbance Attenuation in Linear Systems Revisited, Jiqiang Wang*, Hong Yue, and Georgi Dimirovski 1611-1621
- Coupled stochastic gradient identification algorithms for multivariate output-error systems using the auxiliary model, Wu Huang, Feng Ding*, Tasawar Hayat, and Ahmed Alsaedi 1622-1631
- A Robust Controller for Trajectory Tracking of a DC Motor Pendulum System, Carlos Aguilar-Ibanez*, Julio Mendoza-Mendoza, Jorge Davila, Miguel S. Suarez-Castanon and Ruben Garrido M. 1632-1640
- Deep Auto-encoder Observer Multiple-Model Fast Aircraft Actuator Fault Diagnosis Algorithm, Jun Ma, Shihong Ni, Wujie Xie, and Wenhan Dong* 1641-1650
- An Uncertainty-based Approach to Discrete-time Fault Estimation Observer design for nonuniformly sampled systems, Aibing Qiu*, Jing Zhang, and Juping Gu 1651-1660
- Nonlinear Robust Adaptive Sliding Mode Control Design for Miniature Unmanned Multirotor Aerial Vehicle, Shafiqul Islam*, Peter X. Liu, and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik 1661-1668
- Sliding Mode Control for Continuous Casting Mold Oscillatory System Driven by Servo Motor, Sheng-Li Shi, Ke-Song Kang, Jian-Xiong Li, Yi-Ming Fang* 1669-1674
- Optimal Vibration Control for Nonlinear Systems of Tracked Vehicle Half-Car Suspensions, Yan-Jun Liang*, Na Li, De-Xin Gao, and Zhong-Sheng Wang 1675-1683
- Speed tracking and nonlinear disturbance rejection of PM synchronous motor by internal model design, Zhaowu Ping*, Qingchuan Ma, Hao Tang, Qi Tan, and Jun-Guo Lu 1684-1692
- Relative Diagnosability of Discrete-Event Systems and Its Opacity-Based Test Algorithm, Rui Zhao, Fuchun Liu*, and Zhusong Liu 1693-1700
- Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Delay-Range-Dependent Stochastic Systems Using Output PDFs, Liping Yin*, Pengwei Zhu, and Tao Li 1701-1709
- Iterative Learning Control for Two-Dimensional Linear Discrete Systems with Fornasini-Marchesini Model, Kai Wan and Xiao-Dong Li* 1710-1719
- Wind Direction Prediction for Yaw Control of Wind Turbines, Dongran Song, Jian Yang*, Yao Liu, Mei Su, Anfeng Liu, and Young Hoon Joo* 1720-1728
- B-plane Targeting Method for Orbit Maneuver Using Low Thrust, Dong-Hyun Cho, Donghun Lee*, Hyochoong Bang and Hae-Dong Kim 1729-1737
- Leader-Follower Type Distance-based Formation Control of a Group of Autonomous Agents, Kwang-Kyo Oh* and Hyo-Sung Ahn 1738-1745
- Visual Servoing Based on Efficient Histogram Information, Hajer Abidi*, Mohamed Chtourou, Khaled Kaaniche, and Hassen Mekki 1746-1753
- Heterogeneous-ants-based Path Planner for Global Path Planning of Mobile Robot Applications, Joonwoo Lee 1754-1769
- Similar Hand Gesture Recognition by Automatically Extracting Distinctive Features, Zeyu Ding, Yanmei Chen, Yen-Lun Chen*, and Xinyu Wu 1770-1778
- Adaptive Control of Multiple Mobile Manipulators Transporting a Rigid Object, Abdelkrim Brahmi*, Maarouf Saad, Guy Gauthier, Wen-Hong Zhu, and Jawhar Ghommam 1779-1789
- Cyclic Error Correction based Q-learning for Mobile Robots Navigation, Rongkuan Tang, Hongliang Yuan* 1790-1798
- MPC-based Approach to Optimized Steering for Minimum Turning Radius and Efficient Steering of Multi-axle Crane, Kwangseok Oh, Jaho Seo*, Jin-Gyun Kim, and Kyongsu Yi 1799-1813
- The Dynamic Compliance and Its Compensation Control Research of the Highly Integrated Valve-controlled Cylinder Position Control System, Kai-Xian Ba, Xiang-Dong Kong, Bin Yu*,, Hua-Long Zhao, Jin-Song Zhao, Qi-Xin Zhu, and Chun-He Li 1814-1825
- Inverse Reinforcement Learning Control for Trajectory Tracking of a Multirotor UAV, Seungwon Choi, Suseong Kim, and H. Jin Kim* 1826-1834
- Pol-E: Large-obstacle overcoming based on energy conversion method using an elastic link, JaeNeung Choi, Kyungmin Jeong, and TaeWon Seo* 1835-1843
- Improved Positioning Method for Magnetic Encoder Type AGV using Extended Kalman Filter and Encoder Compensation Method, Hyunhak Cho, Eun Kyeong Kim, Eunseok Jang, and Sungshin Kim* 1844-1856
- Minimum-Energy Cornering Trajectory Planning with Self-Rotation for Three-Wheeled Omni-Directional Mobile Robots, Hongjun Kim* and Byung Kook Kim 1857-1866
- Local Stability Analysis of T?S Fuzzy Systems Using Second-order Time Derivative of the Membership Functions, Donghwan Lee and Young Hoon Joo* 1867-1876
- Adaptive Synchronization between Two Non-identical BAM Neural Networks with Unknown Parameters and Time-varying Delays, Mostafa Zarefard and Sohrab Effati* 1877-1887
- Novel results on stability analysis of neutral-type neural networks with additive time-varying delay components and leakage delay, R. Samidurai, S. Rajavel, R. Sriraman, Jinde Cao*, Ahmed Alsaedi and Fuad E. Alsaadi 1888-1900
- Complex Performance Control Using Sliding Mode Fuzzy Approach for Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems via T-S Fuzzy Model with Bilinear Consequent Part, Wen-Jer Chang*, Feng-Ling Hsu and Cheung-Chieh Ku 1901-1915
- Global Adaptive Tracking Control of Robot Manipulators Using Neural Networks with Finite-time Learning Convergence, Chenguang Yang*, Tao Teng, Bin Xu, Zhijun Li, Jing Na and Chun-Yi Su 1916-1924
- Neural-Network-Based integral sliding-mode tracking control of secondorder multi-agent systems with unmatched disturbances and completely unknown dynamics, Xi Ma*, Fuchun Sun, HongBo Li, and Bing He 1925-1935
- Greenhouse Climate Fuzzy Adaptive Control Considering Energy Saving, Yuanping Su, Lihong Xu*, and Erik D. Goodman 1936-1948
- Adaptive Control of Bilateral Teleoperation System with Compensatory Neural-Fuzzy Controllers, Rabah Mellah*, Said Guermah and Redouane Toumi 1949-1959
- Optimal type II fuzzy neural network controller for Eight-Rotor MAV, Xiang-jian Chen*, Di Li, Xi-Bei Yang, and Yuecheng Yu 1960-1968
- Efficient Aimpoint Tracking using Target Range Profiles of a Wideband FMCW Seeker, Won-Sang Ra*, Ick-Ho Whang, Hyo-Sang Shin, and Antonios Tsourdos 1969-1974

4.16. CFP: International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications
Contributed by: Chien Chern Cheah,

International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications

Call for Papers, Focused Section on Human-Centered Robotics

Guest Editors:
Santosh Devasia, University of Washington, U.S.A., Chien Chern Cheah, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore, Marcello Pellicciari, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UniMORE), Italy, Margherita Peruzzini, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UniMORE), Italy,

Human-centered robotics requires a fundamental shift from the traditional robot-in-a-cage model to robots interacting with people in an open environment with applications that include wearable robotics, social robots for home and entertainment, and collaborative manufacturing. Many efforts are underway to guarantee safety and improve performance when such robots operate in human environments, such as improved sensors and actuators and data-based methods for enhanced cognition. This generates numerous opportunities for innovation. At the same time there are substantial challenges before such robots become ubiquitous. In an effort to disseminate current advances of various robotics technologies for human-centered applications, this focused session seeks submissions in relevant areas. Papers should contain both theoretical and practical/experimental results. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

- Design of robots (soft and deformable structures) for human interaction
- Human-robot co-learning
- Modeling and control for human-robot interactions
- Safety of human-robot interactions
- Smart actuators and sensors for effective human-robot interfaces
- Wearable robotics including active robotic prostheses and orthoses

Manuscript preparation:
Papers must contain original contributions and be prepared in accordance with the journal standards. Instructions for authors are available online at:

Manuscript submission:
Manuscripts should be submitted online at: The cover letter should report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible publication in the focused section on Human-Centered Robotics.” All manuscripts will be subjected to the peer review process. If you have any questions relating to this focused section, please email one of the Guest Editors.

Important dates:
Paper submission: October 15, 2017
Completion of first review: January 1, 2018 Submission of revised papers: Feb 1, 2018 Completion of final review: March 1, 2018 Submission of final manuscripts and copyright forms: March 15, 2018
Publication: June 2018

4.17. CFP: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Contributed by: Guillaume Merc` ere,

CFP: Special Issue on System identification and control in biomedical applications in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

Contributions are invited for a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology devoted to the subject of System Identification and Control in Biomedical Applications. The purpose of this special issue is to document the current status of research in this field through an original collection of diverse, high-quality papers. The emphasis is on the role control systems technology plays in advancing the state of the art in the challenges of applying feedback control in living organisms, with emphasis on biomedicine. Specifically, we aim at (i) pointing out theoretical and practical issues specific to bio-medical systems, (ii) bringing together solutions developed under different settings with specific attention to the validation of these tools in bio-medical settings using real-life datasets and experiments, and (iii) introducing significant case studies. Topics of common interests include (but are not limited to) the following:
- theoretical and implementation challenges which arise in medical systems,
- control engineering tools for solving specific system design problems in medical technology,
- novel data-driven modeling techniques capturing the dynamics of biomedical systems, and accounting for intra- and inter-individual variability,
- evidence of successful projects in biomedicine enabled by system identification and control, such as the artificial pancreas and closed-loop anesthesia.
- application areas in healthcare and medical systems, such as assistive devices and therapeutics in medical rehabilitation, and mathematical models of infectious disease spread.
- prevention and treatment of chronic, relapsing disorders and illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and HIV.

Only contributions that include significant results based on analysis of real data or experimental validation will be included. Papers must contain high-quality original contributions and be prepared in accordance with the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology standards. Prospective authors should state in their cover letter and in the notes section of the submission site that their manuscript is intended for the special issue on “system identification and control in biomedical applications.” Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or be under review for possible publication elsewhere.

Time line:
Manuscripts Due: November 1, 2017
Notification to authors (after the first round of reviews): March 1, 2018
Notification of final decision: June 1, 2018
Publication Date: January 2019

Authors can submit their manuscripts via

Information for Authors prior to submitting a paper is available via

All inquiries should be directed to G. Mercère you can contact via his email address:

Guest Editors:
Guillaume Mercère, Université de Poitiers, France (LEAD)
Bayu Jayawardhana, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Alexander Medvedev, Uppsala University, Sweden
Daniel E. Rivera, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Caterina Scoglio, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

5. Conferences

5.1. IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems
Contributed by: Daniele Magazzeni,

ADHS 2018 Call for Papers
The 6th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems
Oxford University, UK, July 11-13, 2018.

* Papers and Invited Session Proposals due: December 2017
* Author notification: February 2018

The Organising Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 6th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (ADHS 18) to be held at Oxford University, UK, July 11-13, 2018.

ADHS 2018 takes place as a workshop of the Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 2018), and within FLOC 2018. The conference happens under the auspices of IFAC and is sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems.

Contributions are invited in all areas pertaining to the engineering of hybrid systems including: modelling, specification, verification, analysis, control synthesis, simulation, validation, and implementation. We solicit papers and invited session proposals describing theoretical or applied research in the area. We also welcome papers describing tools, reporting case studies or connecting the cognate fields of control theory and formal verification.

Contributions are encouraged on applications of hybrid methods in various fields, such as automotive, avionics, energy and power, mobile and autonomous robotics, the process and manufacture industry, transportation and infrastructure networks, communication networks and networked control systems, cyber-physical systems, safety-critical systems, systems and synthetic biology.

Author Guidelines
* Regular papers: Regular papers can have a length of up to 8 pages at submission. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference preprints and on-line proceedings.
* Invited session proposals: Invited sessions consist of 4 to 6 papers related to a common theme that fits within the scope of ADHS. An invited session proposal should contain a short description of the common theme as well as the list of papers in the session and their abstracts.
The invited session organiser first has to submit the pdf file of the session proposal (without participating papers). The IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System then returns an acknowledgment that contains an alpha-numeric code for the proposed session. Subsequently, the organiser has to notify the contributing authors of their invited session code. The corresponding author of each paper then submits the paper on-line as an invited paper.
* Invited session papers: Invited session papers can have a length of up to 8 pages at submission. Invited session papers go through the same review process as regular papers. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference preprints and on-line proceedings. Submission as an invited session paper requires the invited session code, which can be obtained from the session organiser.

Submission Instructions
* All papers submitted to ADHS 18 must be written in English and formatted in the standard IFAC 2-column format provided on the IFAC Conference Management System website (see the item "Support for Authors" above).
* For initial submissions, all regular and invited session papers are limited to eight (8) pages. The submission website will not permit longer papers to be uploaded.
* For the final upload all accepted and invited papers are limited to six (6) pages.
* For each accepted paper at least one of the authors should have a full registration in order to have the paper included in the preprints and the post-conference on-line proceedings at IFAC-PapersOnLine.
* Author's kits with style (.cls) files for LaTeX are available from the submission website. Go to and select "Support" for these files and example files, or directly go to the support page. Please do not change the formatting in any way.

Important Dates
Papers and Invited Session Proposals due: December 2017
Author notification: February 2018
Final papers due: TBA
Early registration: TBA
Conference: Jul. 11-13, 2018

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12.


General Chair
* Alessandro Abate (U. Oxford, UK)

Program Chairs
* Maurice Heemels (TU Eindhoven, NL)
* Antoine Girard (CNRS, FR)

5.2. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
Contributed by: Necmiye Ozay,

The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
April 11-13, 2018 in Porto, Portugal, part of CPSWeek 2018

As digital computing and communication become faster, cheaper, and available in packages that are smaller and use less power, these capabilities are increasingly embedded in many objects and structures in the physical environment. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled, and integrated by computing and communication. Broad CPS deployment is transforming how we interact with the physical world as profoundly as the world wide web transformed how we interact with one another, and further harnessing their capabilities holds the possibility of enormous societal and economic impact. ACM/IEEE ICCPS is the premier single-track conference for reporting advances in all CPS aspects, including theory, tools, applications, systems, test-beds and field deployments.

ICCPS 2018 will, for the first time, have two tracks: Theory and Applications. Authors will be required to select a track (see description below) when submitting papers. Please note that the program co-chairs may move a paper to a more appropriate track based on their judgment and suggestions from the program committee. Each track will have its own program committee. The theory track focuses on the core science to develop fundamental principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements. The applications track focuses on the development of technologies, tools, and architectures for building CPS systems, and on the design, implementation, and investigation of CPS applications. Application domains for both tracks include (but are not limited to): transportation, energy, water, agriculture, ecology, supply-chains, medical and assistive technology, sensor and social networks, and robotics. Among the relevant research areas are security, control, optimization, machine learning, game theory, mechanism design, mobile and cloud computing, model-based design, verification, data mining / analytics, signal processing, and human-in-the-loop shared or supervisory control. Papers on secure and resilient CPS infrastructure (the focus of the former HiCoNS conference) can either be submitted to the theory or to the applications track depending on the emphasis of the paper.

Manuscripts should have a main body with no more than 10 pages in either ACM or IEEE two-column conference style, including figures and references. Up to 2 additional pages of appendices may follow the main body of the paper, within the same submitted .pdf file.

Important Dates:
Full paper submission deadline: October 6, 2017;
Author notification: December 18, 2017;
Camera ready papers due: February, 2018.

General Co-Chairs:
Chris Gill, Washington University in St. Louis, USA;
Bruno Sinopoli, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Program Co-Chairs:
Xue Liu, McGill University, Canada;
Paulo Tabuada, UCLA, USA.

Steering Committee:
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Jack Stankovic, University of Virginia, USA; Eric M. Feron, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; Karl H. Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden; Sonia Martinez (Ex Officio), UC San Diego, USA; Eduardo Tovar (Ex Officio), CISTER/INESC-TEC, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.

5.3. ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
Contributed by: Kostas Margellos,


21st ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC)
April 11-13, 2018,
Porto, Portugal


Important dates:
Paper submission deadline: October 6, 2017 (11:59pm UTC-12)
Notification: December 2017
Camera-ready: February 2018
Conference dates: April 11-13, 2018
* Please refer to the conference website for up-to-date information. *

Paper submission information:
Regular papers (maximum 10 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format)
Tool and Case Study Papers (maximum 6 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format)
Demos and posters:
Demos (maximum 2 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format, title should begin with “Demo”)
Posters (maximum 2 pages, 10pt font, two-column ACM format, title should begin with “Poster”)

- Best Repeatability Evaluation Award
- Best Paper Award *New*
- Test-of-Time Award *New*

Conference scope:
HSCC 2018 is the 21st in a series of conferences focusing on original research on concepts, tools, and techniques from computer science, control theory, and applied mathematics for the analysis and control of hybrid systems, with an emphasis on computational aspects. By drawing on strategies from computation and control, hybrid systems theory finds application in both man-made cyber-physical systems (ranging from small robots to global infrastructure networks) and natural systems (ranging from biochemical networks to physiological models). Papers are expected to cover a wide spectrum of topics from theoretical results to practical considerations, from academic research to industrial adoption, including but not limited to:

- Mathematical foundations, computability and complexity
- Analysis, verification, validation, and testing
- Modelling paradigms and techniques
- Design, synthesis, planning, and control
- Programming and specification languages
- Network science and network-based control
- Security, privacy, and resiliency in cyber-physical systems with a focus on computation and control
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning in control algorithms
- Software tools
- Applications and industrial case studies in: automotive, transportation, autonomous systems, avionics, energy and power, robotics, medical devices, manufacturing, systems and synthetic biology, models for the life sciences, and other related areas

Program Committee Chairs:
Maria Prandini, Politecnico di Milano
Jyotirmoy V.Deshmukh, University of Southern California

Repeatability Evaluation Chair:
Sergiy Bogomolov, Australian National University

Publicity Chair:
Kostas Margellos, University of Oxford

Demo and Poster Session Chair:
Jens Oehlerking, Robert Bosch GmbH

Awards Chair:
Akshay Rajhans, The MathWorks

Program Committee:
See conference website.

Steering Committee:
Rajeev Alur, University of Pennsylvania
Werner Damm, OFFIS
John Lygeros, ETH Zurich
Oded Maler, Verimag
Paulo Tabuada, University of California at Los Angeles
Claire Tomlin, University of California at Berkeley

5.4. International Workshop on Robust Modeling, Design & Analysis: Tools, Methods & AeroSpace Applications
Contributed by: Andres Marcos,

International Workshop on Robust Modeling, Design & Analysis: Tools, Methods & AeroSpace Applications
18th & 19th September 2017, at the University of Bristol, Bristol (UK)
Organized by Andres Marcos (UoB) and Jean-Marc Biannic (ONERA)

A two-day workshop dedicated to present recent robust modeling, design and analysis toolboxes (ONERA’s SMAC and UMN’s LPVTools) and their application to AeroSpace systems ranging from aircraft flutter (EU H2020 FLEXOP and US PAAWS projects), to Mars Moon’s exploration (UK Space Agency NTSP2 project) and Launchers (ESA VEGAdapt project). It includes presentation and release of a full aircraft landing, nonlinear benchmark by SMAC.

S. Bennani (ESA), P. Seiler (UMN), D. Alazard (ISAE), V. Banek & T. Peni (SZTAKI),
J.M. Biannic & C. Roos & C. Cumer (ONERA), T.Kier (DLR), H. Pfifer (UNottingham). R. Cavallaro (UC3M), A. Marcos & J. Cooper & A. Iannelli & D. Navarro-Tapia & P. Simplício (UoB), S. Maraniello (Imperial)

The event is supported by the School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME) of the University of Bristol.

The first 20 Post-Graduate students to register are free (standard registration)
Deadline for registration: 1st September 2017
Please visit for more information and registration instuctions:

5.5. International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Contributed by: Hye-Soo Kim,

2017 17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2017)
October 18(WED)-21(SAT), 2017
Ramada Plaza, Jeju Island, Korea


The aim of the ICCAS is to bring together researchers and engineers worldwide to present their latest works, and disseminate the state-of-the-art technologies related to control, automation, robotics, and systems.

Proposal for Invited/Organized Session (Mini-symposium)
- July 15, 2017: Submission Deadline (Extended!!)
Regular Papers (3 - 6 pages) & Invited/Organized Session Papers (1 - 6 pages)
- July 15, 2017: Submission Deadline (Extended!!)
- August 1, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
- August 31, 2017: Submission of Final Camera-ready Papers
Research Poster Papers (1 - 2 pages)
- August 22, 2017: Submission Deadline
- August 31, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
- September 7, 2017: Submission of Final Camera-ready Papers

PAPER SUBMISSION: The conference invites three types of submission: "Regular Paper", "Research Poster Paper", and "Invited(Organized) Session/Mini-symposium Paper". To submit papers, go "Online Paper Submission" on the website:


Indexed in: IEEE Xplore, EI compendex, and SCOPUS

- Richard D. Braatz (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., USA)
"New Directions in the Control in Advanced Manufacturing Systems"
- Reza Moheimani (Univ. of Texas at Dallas, USA)
"On-Chip Atomic Force Microscope: Why and How?"
- Antonella Ferrara (Univ. of Pavia, Italy)
"Modern Sliding Mode Control with Application to Automotive Systems"
- Huijun Gao (Harbin Inst. of Tech., China)
"Network-Based Control and Estimation"
- Atsuo Takanishi (Waseda Univ., Japan)
"Humanoid Robotics Research and Its Applications"

VENUE: The Jeju is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. The Jeju contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes, and has a temperate climate.
- Selected as the New 7 Wonders of Nature
- Only place in the world that has been certified by UNESCO Triple Crown in Natural Science: Biosphere Reserves, World Natural Heritage, World Geological Park
- Designated by WHO (World Health Organization) as an International Safe City
- No visa entry and 30-day stay for 187 countries including China

ACCOMMODATION: ICCAS 2017 participants can reserve rooms at the appointed hotels at a special (discounted) rate. View details:

Organized by Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS)
Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE IES, IEEE CSS, IEEE RAS, SICE, ACA, CAA, CACS, ECTI, CAAI, and ISA

General Chair: Dong-il “Dan” Cho (Seoul Nat’l Univ., Korea / ICROS President)
Organizing Chair: Doyoung Jeon (Sogang Univ., Korea)
Program Chair: Hyosung Ahn (GIST, Korea)    
6. Positions

6.1. PhD: McGill University, Canada
Contributed by: Ahmad Haidar,

Position Title: PhD Researcher– System Identification and Parameter Estimation of Gluco-regulatory Systems using Bayesian Methods

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD position. The successful candidate will develop a mathematical model for the gluco-regulatory system that incorporates pramlintide, SGLT2i, physical activity, and day-to-day variability, using our unique clinical data. The candidate will propose several candidate models from physiology literature featuring a number of characteristics, and contrast them based on the deviance information criterion.

The candidate will build and validate a set of virtual patients by estimating model’s parameters by fitting our clinical data using a Bayesian approach (a process termed “e-cloning” in the literature). The candidate will integrate the virtual patients in a simulation environment to help our team develop artificial pancreas systems (closed-loop delivery systems to regulate glucose levels in type 1 diabetes).
Our lab is highly multi-disciplinary and includes researchers with backgrounds of endocrinology, control engineering, nutrition, nursing, and computer science. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated applicant who wants to utilize their expertise in system identification to tackle medical problems. Our department offers unique courses on intellectual property, regulatory affairs, and clinical trials tailored specifically for biomedical engineers who wish to pursue careers in industry.

McGill University ranks 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s) and is Canada’s most international university. McGill is located in the vibrant multicultural Montreal in the francophone province of Quebec. Montreal is a city steeped in culture and is named the best student city in the world (QS Ranking).

Desired Skills:
• Expertise in system identification and parameter estimation.
• Expertise in Bayesian methods and Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms.
• programming skills.

Starting Date:
• January, May, or September 2018.

Apply with your curriculum vitae to Prof. Ahmad Haidar ( Please refer to for more information on our research program. For information on registration instructions, rights and responsibilities, and how to get a work permit if you're joining us from abroad, please refer to

6.2. PhD: University of Exeter, UK
Contributed by: C Edwards,

A fully funded PhD position is available in the area of Control of Launch and Recovery in Enhanced Sea-States.

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter UK.

Project Description: Currently many marine operations, such as Launch and Recovery (L&R) from a mother ship of small craft, manned and unmanned air vehicles and submersibles, can only be attempted safely in sufficiently calm sea-states. As an example, the L&R of a small craft from a mother ship typically involves the two vessels moving together in proximity (often linked by a bow-line) before the main physical connection of the two via a crane/hoist mechanism. Current practice is entirely operator experience dependent: the operator uses their judgment of the sea conditions to decide unilaterally whether and when to initiate a recovery. The objective of the project is to extend the range of sea-states in which existing wave limited maritime operations such as L&R can be safely carried out.

The proposed work is closely coupled to two projects funded under the EPSRC Launch and Recovery Co-Creation Initiative. This project represents a collaboration between Exeter University, Queen Mary University of London and the industrial partners BAE Systems, SEA Ltd, James Fisher Marine and the MOD.

The overall project deliverables are:
• the development of a predictive decision support system for the vessel operator to aid in the decision to initiate L&R;
• the creation of a robust control system for the hoist mechanism to ensure the transient trajectories of the smaller craft during the recovery process do not collide with the hull of the mothership or exhibit excessive pitch/roll which would endanger the crew on board.
• The establishment of a co-design tool to maximise (financial) cost versus performance of future sea going L&R technology.

The PhD studentship will mainly focus on the creation of a control scheme for the hoist mechanism and the development of a ‘disturbance observer’ to provide robustness to the closed-loop system.

The applicant should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Engineering/Mathematics. Experience in control systems is desirable.

For further information please see:

6.3. PhD: Imperial College London, UK
Contributed by: Giordano Scarciotti,

PhD studentship in Control of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in "Control of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems: a stochastic and set-valued approach". The work will be based within the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The student will be supervised by Dr Giordano Scarciotti. The studentship will start as soon as possible from October 2017

Every model of a real system has some degree of uncertainty. A parameter of the model may be unknown, some dynamics may be unmodeled, or the model may be completely unknown. Uncertainty arises in, for example, power production (unpredictable renewable sources), power distribution (energy price/demand), control of aircrafts, and biological and chemical reactions.

The project will tackle the problem of modelling, analysis and control of uncertain systems with two complementary approaches: stochastic differential equations allow to model randomness; set-valued mappings allow simultaneous modelling of multiple behaviours. Note that instead of considering a robust control approach, the objective of the project is to describe and deal with uncertainty within these two frameworks in a comprehensive manner.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Control Engineering, Automation Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Strong knowledge of linear system theory, a basic understanding of nonlinear systems and some experience in using MATLAB is required. Any knowledge of advanced topics such as stochastic systems and hybrid systems would be beneficial, but are not required skills as these will be acquired during the PhD.

Applications are invited from candidates with (or who expect to gain) a first-class honours degree or an equivalent degree in Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline (for more details, see studentship provides a (tax-free) bursary of £16,553 (Standard RCUK Bursary rate) per annum for up to 3.5 years to cover living expenses, together with the College tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for 3 years. Applications from Overseas will also be considered, but the difference in the Overseas and UK/EU rate will have to be met by the successful applicant.

For a description of the Control and Power Research Group please visit our website at

Informal enquiries and requests for additional information for this post can be made to Dr Giordano Scarciotti by email at

Applications will be assessed as received and all applicants should follow the standard College application procedure (indicating Dr Giordano Scarciotti as supervisor) (

Closing date for applications: Open until filled
Start Date: As soon as possible from October 2017.

6.4. PhD: University of Sannio in Benevento, Italy
Contributed by: Davide Liuzza,

PhD Position available at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio in Benevento, Italy
Contacts: Prof. Luigi Glielmo (email, Dr. Davide Liuzza (email

The GRACE (Group for Research on Automatic Control Engineering) at the University of Sannio offers a PhD position in control theory and applications to be started in October 2017. The successful candidate will collaborate to our group’s research on control and optimization theory, including their implementation in different areas.
Such areas comprise control of energy flows in smart grid, control of cyber-physical system, machine learning application to industrial processes, with special emphasis on the energy application.

Our ideal candidate has a sound knowledge in control and optimization methods from his/her Bachelor and Master degree, an excellent academic track record, well developed analytical and problem solving skills and a strongly motivated personality. Interests in both theoretical research and applications to practical control problems as well as the ability of working independently complete the candidate profile.

The candidate will be selected according to applicant fulfilment of the above qualifications.

Interested candidates must send detailed CV and two contacts to whom we can ask references to the email address .
Answers will be given at the beginning of September, 2017.

The selected candidate will join the control system group at the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy.

6.5. PhD: University of Melbourne, Australia
Contributed by: Iman Shames,

Applications are invited for two PhD scholarships in the areas of (1) real-time decision making for autonomous systems in uncertain environments, (2) secure networked control systems.

The work will be based within the Control and Signal Processing (CSP) Lab, MIDAS Lab, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The student will be supervised by Dr Iman Shames (see for more information) and co-supervised by another MIDAS Lab faculty member.

The ideal candidate should have a degree in electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or mechanical engineering with solid background in applied mathematics and particularly in numerical methods, control theory, and/or optimisation.

The PhD scholarship provides 30K AUD a year tax-free stipend for up-to four years (subject to passing the PhD candidature confirmation after 12 months) as well as tuition fees for the duration of studies. Additionally, up to 15K AUD will be made available for travel funding to visit other research institutes and attending international conferences.

MIDAS is a large and complementary group of academic researchers and postgraduates collaborating across multiple departments within the Melbourne School of Engineering in areas including automation, control, analytics, machine learning, and optimisation.

Expressions of interest are invited from candidates with (or who expect to gain) a first-class honours degree or an equivalent degree in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Shames ( directly and include (1) a brief statement of interest in this position with clear indication of preference for the 2 areas mentioned above (maximum 2 pages), (2) their detailed CV, (3) bachelors and masters/honours transcripts, and (4) names and contact details of at least two referees.

Application Closing Date: 1 December 2017.
Start Date: As soon as possible from March 2018.

6.6. PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Javier Alonso-Mora,

Safe and socially intuitive navigation for teams of mobile robots in urban environments

We offer a PhD position at the Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab of the Delft University of Technology. Our main research interest is in navigation, motion planning and control of autonomous mobile robots, with a special emphasis in multi-robot systems and robots that interact with other robots and humans. We contribute novel methods and solutions in the areas of collision avoidance, motion planning, formation control, vehicle routing, task assignment, aerial videography and human-swarm interaction. Building towards the smart cities of the future, we apply these techniques in various fields, including autonomous cars, automated factories, aerial vehicles and intelligent transportation systems.

For autonomous robots, safe and socially intuitive navigation is critical when moving among other robots and humans. Think of the challenges that a bicyclist faces when navigating through busy streets. Yet, current methods for navigation and autonomous driving are typically limited to relatively low speeds or clutter-free environments with very few moving obstacles and little interaction. The goal of this project is to develop novel methods for motion planning and multi-robot coordination that grant high performance and demonstrate safe motion through changing, dynamic and crowded urban environments. Tools from constrained optimization, distributed consensus and machine learning will be employed, and a tight integration with perception is expected. Tests will be performed with autonomous boats and/or automated cars navigating in urban environments.

The main external collaborators in this project are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Roboat project), the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and Waternet.

-- Requirements:
- A MSc degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a related field to Robotics.
- Strong interest in performing cutting-edge research in autonomous navigation and multi-robot coordination.
- Excellent academic record.
- Strong analytical, mathematical and programming (C/C++) skills
- Very good command of spoken and written English.
- Experience with robotic hardware, autonomous navigation, motion planning, constrained optimization or machine learning is a plus.

-- Conditions of employment
We offer a four-year PhD research contract at the Cognitive Robotics department of the Delft University of Technology, which includes a contribution towards pension and social security. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.

-- Information and application:
The Delft University of Technology is constantly ranked among the best universities in Engineering (World top 20 in THE and QS rankings). Information about our research can be found at

To apply send your application to Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora (Assist. Prof.) Include your CV with publication list, the transcript of records from your BSc/MSc, a motivation letter stating your interest in the project and relevant experience, and two or three references / recommendation letters.

6.7. PhD/PostDoc: New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Contributed by: Nikolaos M. Freris,


The Cyberphysical Systems Lab at New York University Abu Dhabi is hiring PhD Students and a Postdoctoral Fellow

About: The focus of the Cyberphysical Systems Lab (CPSLab) is to conduct interdisciplinary research across a broad range of topics and applications pertinent to cyberphysical systems, such as: a) distributed algorithms for estimation, optimization and control, b) big data: data mining/machine learning, c) wireless sensor networks, d) system theory: control & optimization, e) signal processing: sparse sampling and online algorithms, as well as applications in transportation, robotics, cyber security, networking, and biomedical modeling.

Requirements: PhD applicants and research assistant applicants must hold (or be close to completing) an MS degree, and postdoctoral fellow applicants a PhD degree, in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, with significant research experience in at least one of the aforementioned areas. PhD applicants need to also apply directly to NYU ( for admission, by Dec. 15. A proven publication record, solid mathematical background, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in multi disciplinary teams are essential. Applicants must submit a CV, research statement, cover letter with a brief research plan, along with the names and contact information for three recommenders in a single PDF file to Prof. Nick Freris (

Start date & Salary: The start date is flexible. A very competitive salary and benefits package (including relocation, housing, insurance, transportation and conference travel support) are provided – note: UAE do not levy any income tax.

For more information, please visit:

About NYUAD: New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of 12 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
Entering its seventh year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in both research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is enhanced by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering. NYUAD is housed at a newly built campus in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE.

6.8. PhD/PostDoc: University of Kansas, USA
Contributed by: Huazhen Fang,

PhD/Postdoc: University of Kansas, USA

​Applications are invited for a postodoctoral and a Ph.D. student position in Dr. Huazhen Fang's group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas. Both positions are anticipated to start as early as January 2018. The projects will be concerned with estimation and filtering for linear and nonlinear systems. The candidates will work on fundamental research involving Bayesian estimation, Kalman filtering, particle filtering, machine learning and optimization. A background in the broad areas of estimation, detection, control, signal processing, mathematics, and machine learning will be desirable. A Ph.D. degree is needed for the postdoctoral position, and a master's degree is preferred but not required for the Ph.D. position.

The postdoctoral appointment is for one year, with possible extension contingent on availability of funds and research performance. The salary will be in accordance with the postdoctoral salary scale of the University of Kansas. The successful Ph.D. applicant will be awarded a competitive scholarship covering both tuition and living expenses.

Further information can be obtained from, and a CV detailing academic achievements can be sent to Dr. Huazhen Fang at For more information about Dr. Fang and his research, please visit

6.9. PhD/PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
Contributed by: Girish Nair,

Post-doctoral and PhD Positions, University of Melbourne, Australia

Topic: Filtering, Control and Causal Estimation using Nonstochastic Information Theory

One Post-doctoral and two PhD positions are available to investigate the use of nonstochastic information theory in filtering, control and causal inference problems with deterministic disturbances or unknown noise distributions. These positions are based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia.

**Post-doctoral applicants should have a theoretically-focused PhD in a relevant area such as: control, state estimation, coordination, consensus, causal inference, communications, or information theory. Knowledge of probability theory and random sampling methods would be useful.

Salary: from AU$87,415/year before tax, dependent on experience, plus employer superannuation contribution of 9.25%.
Duration: one year including probation period. Extensions are subject to performance and funding.
Starting date: flexible, but preferably before Feb 2018.

To express interest, please email a research statement and CV, with 3 referees listed, to Prof. Girish Nair,

**PhD candidates should have a Bachelors and/or Masters degree with a strong background in control or information theory. Knowledge of probability theory would be helpful. Candidates must also meet the PhD admission requirements of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the University of Melbourne.

Stipend: AU$30,000/year tax-free for 3.5 years, with up to AU$15,00 for travel and conferences; subject to passing Departmental confirmation after one year.
Starting date: flexible, but preferably before Feb 2018.

To express your interest, please email a research statement and CV, with 2 referees listed, to Prof. Girish Nair,

6.10. PhD/Engineer/Researcher: University of Seville, Spain
Contributed by: José Ángel Acosta,

The Group of Robotics, Vision and Control (GRVC) at the University of Seville (Spain), has currently several research positions available to work in projects mainly dealing with aerial robotics and unmanned aerial systems.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Msc/PhD degree on Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Computer Science, or related areas, to join our research teams. The successful candidates should have background and experience in one (or more) of the following topics:

* Aerial robotic manipulation involving control, perception and planning
* Real time perception and/or vision, including visual servoing, 3D
mapping and/or localization
* Real time control and planning of autonomous systems
* Multi-robot systems planning and decision making
* Autonomous aerial vehicles navigation and integration in the air space

We offer positions with the following profiles:

- Systems/Software Engineers: They will work closely with colleagues, and with supervision from senior researchers to analyze project requirements in order to develop robust systems/software architectures. The work will involve system design, software development, documentation, testing and maintenance, etc.

- PhD students: They will work closely with colleagues, and with supervision from senior researchers, to analyze scientific problems and perform research work related to the above topics in the projects. The work may involve collaborations with other researchers in the project and from other institutions.

- Researchers: the candidates should hold a PhD degree (or be close) and they will be in charge of analyzing project requirements, monitoring and guiding PhD students? work, coordinating development teams, etc.

The generic expected skills are:

* Excellent coordination, communication and problem-solving skills, team orientation, experienced/comfortable working in a research environment
* Background on software development. Knowledge on collaborative tools like GIT is a plus.
* Knowledge of Unix/Linux systems.
* Strong programming skills and experience with C/C++ and/or script languages Python/Matlab. Previous knowledge on ROS is a plus.
* Excellent written and spoken English skills

Grant or contract duration and salary will be competitive and dependent on the experience and background of the candidate. The selected candidates will work as members of the GRVC research group, which is led by Prof. Anibal Ollero, and will be involved in European robotics projects, having the opportunity to collaborate with other European partners. The GRVC is a main actor in Europe for aerial and multi-robot systems, having led several European projects and participated in many others. Visit for a list of our research topics and projects.

Candidates should send an email to with the subject ?candidates? until September 30 by including:

* A brief description about research interests, motivation and profile (specifying preferences from the topics above).
* A detailed CV, including a list of publications.
* Recommendation letters or at least the name and contact of 2 references.

Applications will be considered as they arrive.

The University of Seville was created in the early 16th century, and it is one of the most important higher education institutions in Spain, with 70,000 students and 4,400 professors. Moreover, Seville is the largest city in the south of Spain. Situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir, and with a population of about 1.5 million, Seville enjoys favorable weather conditions and contains three UNESCO Word Heritage Sites.

6.11. PostDoc: McGill University, Canada
Contributed by: Ahmad Haidar,

Position Title: Post-doc Researcher – Filtering for Continuous Glucose Sensors

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University is seeking outstanding candidates for a Postdoc position. The successful candidate will develop a calibration algorithm (real-time filtering) for a novel, under-development, continuous glucose sensor.

A disposable probe is inserted under the skin, and generates continuous electrical current proportional to the glucose concentrations in the interstitial liquid. The probe is connected to a transmitter, which holds a calibration algorithm that estimates plasma glucose levels using electric current signal and intermittent capillary glucose values. Continuous glucose sensors are currently used in clinical practice and form essential components of artificial pancreas systems.

The successful candidate will design and optimize the calibration algorithm using data collected in clinical experiments, and will consequently work with our industrial partner on the real-time implementation of the algorithm in the transmitter. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated applicant who wants to utilize their expertise in filtering methods to tackle medical problems.

Our lab is highly multi-disciplinary and includes researchers with backgrounds of endocrinology, control engineering, nutrition, pediatrics, and computer science. Our lab implements a quality management system (ISO13485) and this is an industry-funded project. Our department offers unique courses on intellectual property, regulatory affairs, and clinical trials tailored specifically for biomedical engineers who wish to pursue career in industry.

McGill University ranks 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s) and is Canada’s most international university. McGill is located in the vibrant multicultural Montreal in the francophone province of Quebec. Montreal is a city steeped in culture and is named the best student city in the world (QS Ranking).

Desired Skills:
• Strong expertise in estimation algorithms, observers, and Kalman filtering.
• Strong programming skills.

Starting Date:
• January 2018 (flexible).

Apply with your curriculum vitae to Prof. Ahmad Haidar (

Please refer to for more information on our research program. For information on registration instructions, rights and responsibilities, and how to get a work permit if you're joining us from abroad, please refer to

6.12. PostDoc: McGill University, Canada
Contributed by: Ahmad Haidar,

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University is seeking outstanding candidates for a Postdoc position. The successful candidate will develop a calibration algorithm (real-time filtering, observer design, and parameter estimation) for a novel, under-development, continuous glucose sensor.

A disposable probe is inserted under the skin, and generates continuous electrical current proportional to the glucose concentrations in the interstitial liquid. The probe is connected to a transmitter, which holds a calibration algorithm that estimates plasma glucose levels using electric current signal and intermittent capillary glucose values. Continuous glucose sensors are currently used in clinical practice and form essential components of artificial pancreas systems.

The successful candidate will design and optimize the calibration algorithm using data collected in clinical experiments, and will consequently work with our industrial partner on the real-time implementation of the algorithm in the transmitter. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated applicant who wants to utilize their expertise in filtering methods to tackle medical problems.

Our lab is highly multi-disciplinary and includes researchers with backgrounds of endocrinology, control engineering, nutrition, pediatrics, and computer science. Our department offers unique courses on intellectual property, regulatory affairs, and clinical trials tailored specifically for biomedical engineers who wish to pursue career in industry.

McGill University ranks 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s) and is Canada’s most international university. McGill is located in the vibrant multicultural Montreal in the francophone province of Quebec. Montreal is a city steeped in culture and is named the best student city in the world (QS Ranking).

Desired Skills:
• Strong expertise in estimation algorithms, observers, Kalman filtering, and parameter estimation methods.
• Strong programming skills.

Starting Date:
• January 2018.

Apply with your curriculum vitae to Prof. Ahmad Haidar ( Please refer to for more information on our research program. For information on registration instructions, rights and responsibilities, and how to get a work permit if you're joining us from abroad, please refer to

6.13. PostDoc: McGill University, Canada
Contributed by: Ahmad Haidar,

Position Title: Post-doc Researcher –Fuzzy learning for Artificial Pancreas System

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University is seeking outstanding candidates for a Postdoc position. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University is seeking outstanding candidates for a Postdoc position. The successful candidate will develop a learning algorithm for an electromechanical artificial pancreas in type 1 diabetes. The artificial pancreas is a closed-loop system to regulate glucose levels. A model predictive control is already in place and has been extensively tested in human clinical trials, but it requires further development to handle more efficiently slow changes in insulin needs over time. The successful candidate will develop and implement a learning algorithm based on fuzzy control, conduct extensive simulations, and lead the design and the conduction of a clinical trial to test his algorithm.

Our lab is highly multi-disciplinary and includes researchers with backgrounds of endocrinology, control engineering, nutrition, pediatrics, and computer science. Our department offers unique courses on intellectual property, regulatory affairs, and clinical trials tailored specifically for biomedical engineers who wish to pursue career in industry.

McGill University ranks 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s) and is Canada’s most international university. McGill is located in the vibrant multicultural Montreal in the francophone province of Quebec. Montreal is a city steeped in culture and is named the best student city in the world (QS Ranking).

Desired Skills:
• Strong expertise in fuzzy methods.
• Strong desire to work in a clinical setting
• Strong programming skills.

Starting Date:
• As soon as possible.

Apply with your curriculum vitae to Prof. Ahmad Haidar ( Please refer to for more information on our research program. For information on registration instructions, rights and responsibilities, and how to get a work permit if you're joining us from abroad, please refer to

6.14. PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Contributed by: Paolo Falcone,

At the Mechatronics Group of the Electrical Engineering Department, we are engaged in both fundamental and applied research related to intelligent transportation systems. Ongoing research projects focus on the design and the experimental validation of control algorithms for autonomous vehicles operating in complex urban environments. We consider both cooperative and non-cooperative settings, where the challenges are the control over wireless networks and making decisions in a mixed automated-human environment, respectively. Our research is, where possible, validated through experiments on full-scale vehicles and in collaboration with industrial partners.

We invite applications for one post-doctoral position in networked control systems. The candidate will join a team of post-docs and Ph. D. students engaged in neighboring research, with the main objective of developing algorithms to control mobile networked systems, when the information necessary to close the control loop are delivered through wireless network and possibly generated by Cloud applications. Clearly, in such setup, information losses and delays arising from the state of the network may unacceptably degrade the performance of the overall system or even lead to unsafe operation. Our objective is to harness the emerging information and communication technologies by proactively planning the control actions to the systems and the access to remote information in order to circumvent classical limitation of networked control systems, where the control is designed based on a communication protocol decided beforehand.
The successful candidate will be engaged in both fundamental and experimental research. In particular, if relevant to the research, experimental setup in the field of transportation systems might be available to demonstrate the developed algorithms. Strong theoretical background in control and practical problem-solving capabilities are required.

The working time of post-doctoral staff is mainly devoted to research. Undergraduate teaching duties, not exceeding 20% of the working time, may include supervision of MSc students. The appointment is a full-time employment (not a scholarship) for a period of not more than two years (1+1).

A PhD (or close to completion) in control theory, applied math or neighboring relevant field is required. Experience with networked control systems will be preferred. Ability to initiate new research collaborations is essential. Good communication skills in oral and written English are required.

For further info contact:
Paolo Falcone (, Division of Systems and Control. Tel.: +46 31 772 1803
Jonas Sjöberg, (, Division of Systems and Control. Tel.: +46 31 772 1855

Submit you application at:

Deadline: August 31st

6.15. PostDoc: Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Contributed by: Leonid Mirkin,

Postdoctoral position at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position in the areas of sampled-data / event-triggered / networked control at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel. The position is for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal to another 2 years contingent on performance. Applicants are required to have a recently completed PhD in control or related area of engineering or applied mathematics.

Applications (a motivation letter + CV with a list of publications) and enquiries should be addressed to Leonid Mirkin (

6.16. PostDoc: University of Warwick, UK
Contributed by: Declan Bates,

A three-year PDRA position in modelling and control of synthetic biological systems is now available in the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre. The successful candidate will work with a team of other researchers in my lab to develop new mathematical tools, analytical design/analysis methods and computational software for the control of chemical reaction networks.

For more details, please email Prof. Declan Bates ( attaching a copy of your CV. The anticipated closing date for applications is the end of August 2017 and the project start date is expected to be 1st December 2017. There are no nationality restrictions associated with this position.

More details of our research are available at:

6.17. PostDoc: ONERA, France
Contributed by: Andrey POLYAKOV,

Postdoc Position in Control Systems

Location: ONERA, Lille, France
Duration: 12 months
Salary: about 25 k€ / year (net salary, medical insurance included)
Starting date: the end of 2017

ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales) is the French national aerospace research center. It is a public research establishment, with eight major facilities in France and about 2,000 employees, including 1,500 scientists, engineers and technicians.

The post:
The research is aimed at improving of modeling technique for flight control system. A simple pre-established model should be enhanced by means of learning techniques in order to increase the precision of the reconstruction of the system behavior around equilibria and especially in the vicinity of the bifurcation points. Taking into account of the experimental data this will lead to obtaining a numerical model allowing a better prediction of aircraft's behavior in off-hover flight.

Applicants must have a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of research methods and techniques to work within the project, in particular, Learning Technique, Ordinary Differential Equations, Dynamic Systems, Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics, Programming (Matlab, Python,...). The successful applicant must be able to present information on research progress/outcome and communicate orally, in writing and electronically. The successful applicant must also be able to work collaboratively and supervise the work of others as required.

Olivier Renier – - +33 (0)3 20 49 69 19
Pr. Thomas Gomez -
Dr. Andrey Polyakov -

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6.18. PostDoc: National University of Singapore, Singapore
Contributed by: Chong Jin Ong,

Post-doctoral Position available.

Applicants are invited for Research Fellow/Associate positions to work on approaches to distributed control/optimization of multi-agent system. In particular, effective approaches are sought that solve the consensus problem for a multi-agent, network system under several settings: the presence of global constraint, time-switching network and/or state and control constraints.

Candidate with PhD degree (preferably in Multi-agent Control, distributed optimization or other branches of control) is preferred and will be considered for Research Fellow position. Those with at least a Master’s degree with at least 2 years’ relevant work experience may be considered under the Research Associate position. The applicants should have very good foundation in mathematics and control theory. Those who have recently obtained a PhD degree in general control theory, computer science and mathematics are also encouraged to apply. Current PhD students who are on the last leg of their candidature (submitting their thesis within the next one or two months) or waiting for their oral defence may also be considered for the position.

Remuneration will commensurate with experience.

Applications with full CV to be submitted electronically to Assoc Prof Ong Chong Jin at email:

6.19. Research Fellow: Hull University, UK
Contributed by: Ron J Patton,

Senior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from experts in Robust Detection and Isolation (Fault Diagnosis) and Fault Tolerant Control to apply for a Research Fellow position tenable for up to 5 years at Hull University UK within an Offshore Wind turbine research project with Siemens and Dong Energy and in partnership with Sheffield and Durham Universities. The research interest is to (a) Establish Fault Detection and Isolation methods capable of identifying a variety of faults based on control system performance and integrating these methods with component based Condition Monitoring methods and (b) the development of robust integrated approaches to fault tolerant control, including applications to real wind turbine plant systems. Please contact Professor Ron J Patton.

6.20. Faculty: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Diana Heijnerman -Douma,

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a vacancy for an
Assistant/Associate Professor in Control of structured networks with applications in smart energy systems
in the Control Systems (CS) group of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Current day developments in modelling, control and optimization of dynamical systems require the handling of structured and (spatially) distributed systems. Modular built-up of systems, as well as structured connections of subsystems, ask for modelling and control tools that effectively utilize the distributed / structured character in the related modelling, control and optimization problems.

With the current developments in distributed power generation as well as the increase of renewable energy resources (wind, solar), there is an increasing demand on the proper handling of dynamical phenomena in power distribution networks. The introduction of smart energy systems in electricity grids (smart grids), sustainable cities and building automation requires advanced analysis and synthesis tools for design and optimal operation of structured dynamic networks. However also in other domains as industrial process control and in high-tech mechatronic systems the handling of structured and distributed systems is an important challenge for the systems and control domain.
To further strengthen the dynamics and control activities in this domain in the electrical engineering department, a position is created for an assistant/associate professor with a background in systems and control and a strong interest in energy systems technology. The prospective candidate should enjoy operating in a multidisciplinary environment, in particular in relation with energy systems groups.

Control systems group:
The Control Systems group has a long tradition in modeling, system identification and control of dynamical systems.
With an international staff and close cooperation with industrial research partners, the group covers four technology domains:
industrial production processes, high-tech mechatronic systems, power networks and automotive systems.
The basis of systems and control research and competence in the group is in system identification, model approximation, (nonlinear) model predictive control, spatial-temporal systems, networked and event-driven control, and model-based optimization. The group provides education modules in the BSc and MSc programmes of Electrical Engineering, Automotive Systems and the MSc programme Systems and Control. The group also actively participates in the PhD programme of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). Currently the group consists of about 40 people, among which 7 full-time academics. There are extensive links with industrial research partners, and there two awarded ERC projects on dynamic network identification and on identification and control synthesis of LPV systems.

As assistant/associate professor your role will be to:
-Perform fundamental and applied research at the forefront of the systems and control domain;
-Publish in renowned scientific journals and conferences;
-Realize technological projects at the forefront of energy systems technology;
-Set up and teach inspiring courses and lab projects in the BSc, MSc and PhD programs at TU/e;
-Supervise PhD and MSc students as well as BSc student projects;
-Maintain and expand an effective network of cooperation partners in academia, institutes and industry
-Contribute to acquiring funding for research projects from (inter)national research funding agencies.

Job requirements:
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
-A research profile in systems and control aspects of distributed and structured systems, and affinity with
developments in energy systems and networks.
-Affinity with both the theoretical and the applied aspects of modelling and control of smart energy systems
in an electrical engineering context.
-PhD and preferably some years of postdoc experience;
-Ambition for teaching and improving teaching performance by taking part in educational training programmes;
-Excellent English language skills and for international applicants willingness to acquire knowledge of the Dutch language;
-Good communication and didactical skills; team-player-attitude.
-Ability to develop an independent academic and recognized position;

Further information on this vacancy can be found at:
or contact Prof. Paul Van den Hof:

6.21. Engineer: ENERCON, Germany
Contributed by: Soenke Engelken,

Engineer (m/f) Modelling and Test for Control Development

ENERCON. Where everything revolves around your future. Represented in 36 countries, ENERCON is one of the world´s leading wind turbine manufacturers. If you want to become a member of our team, now is the time to apply!

Your responsibilites:
- Modelling and analysis of electrical, mechanical and aerodynamic systems
- Development of test environments for automated testing of control algorithms
- Modelling and simulation in MATLAB/Simulink
- Contribution to process optimization for control development

Your qualifications:
- Graduate degree in electrical or information engineering with an emphasis on control engineering (or comparable)
- Some work experience desirable
- Experience in automatic code generation for embedded control systems
- Knowledge of test methods and tools for control algorithms in embedded control systems desirable
- Excellent command of German and good command of English required
- Systematic and detail-oriented way of working
- Strong communication and teamwork skills

Reference Code: DE108496
Location: Bremen, Germany

Please apply online by quoting the reference code:

For further information, please contact Ms Kathrin Schreiber (+49 4941 927 216).    

6.22. Engineer: Corning Inc., USA
Contributed by: Jeff Ahrens,

Corning Inc. is currently hiring PHDs for Advanced Controls Engineering positions at our Sullivan Park R&D center in Corning, NY. Please contact Jeff Ahrens directly ( and visit the career site to apply (position number: 832).