February 2017 E-LETTER

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February 2017
E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 342
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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 342
February 2017

Editor:
Jianghai Hu
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University
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West Lafayette, IN, 47907
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Contents

1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
1.2 IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS): A New CSS Journal
1.3 CFP: IEEE-CSS Outreach Fund
1.4 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
1.5 IEEE Control Systems Society Technically Cosponsored Conferences

2. Award
2.1 European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems

3. Summer Schools & Ph.D. Courses
3.1 Ph.D. Course on Hybrid Systems
3.2 American Summer School on Model Predictive Control
3.3 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Course in Synthetic Biology
3.4 PhD School on Cyber-Physical Systems

4. Books
4.1 Hydrodynamic Control of Wave Energy Devices
4.2 AIMD Dynamics and Distributed Resource Allocation

5. Journals
5.1 Contents: Automatica
5.2 Contents: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
5.3 Contents: Annual Reviews in Control
5.4 Contents: Annual Reviews in Control
5.5 Contents: European Journal of Control
5.6 Contents: Systems & Control Letters
5.7 Contents: Mechatronics
5.8 Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
5.9 Contents: Journal of Process Control
5.10 Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
5.11 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
5.12 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
5.13 Contents: International Journal of Control
5.14 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
5.15 CFP: IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics
5.16 CFP: International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications
5.17 CFP: IEEE Design & Test

6. Conferences
6.1 American Control Conference
6.2 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
6.3 International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication, and Signal Processing
6.4 International Conference on Information Fusion
6.5 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
6.6 IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control
6.7 Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
6.8 Asian Control Conference
6.9 Australian and New Zealand Control Conference
6.10 ACM/IEEE International Conference Hybrid Systems Computation and Control
6.11 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
6.12 Focus Period/Workshop on Large-Scale and Distributed Optimization
6.13 International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics
6.14 International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology
6.15 International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems Special Session: “Smart Energy Systems”

7. Positions
7.1 PhD: Imperial College London, UK
7.2 PhD: CNES and CRAN, France
7.3 PhD: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
7.4 PhD: University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany
7.5 PhD: Southern Illinois University, USA
7.6 PhD: Lehigh University, USA
7.7 PostDoc: The Ohio State University, USA
7.8 PostDoc: I3S Laboratory, France
7.9 PostDoc: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
7.10 PostDoc: Clemson University
7.11 PostDoc: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
7.12 PostDoc: University of Illinois, USA
7.13 PostDoc: Grenoble University, France
7.14 PostDoc: Inria, France
7.15 Research Fellow: Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory, Singapore
7.16 Research Fellow: University of Melbourne, Australia
7.17 Visiting Professor: LCCC Linnaeus Center, Sweden
7.18 Faculty: University of Rhode Island, USA
7.19 Faculty: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
7.20 Faculty: Universite Grenoble Alpes, France
7.21 Research Engineer/Scientist: AreteX Systems, USA

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines

1.1. IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@nd.edu

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

Each issue offers readers a rapid means to survey and access the latest peer-reviewed papers of the IEEE Control Systems Society. We also include links to the Society’s sponsored Conferences to give readers a preview of upcoming meetings.

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1.2. IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS): A New CSS Journal
Contributed by: Elena Valcher, meme@dei.unipd.it

The IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) is a new journal of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS). The submission site opened on February 1, 2017.  The journal has two features that make it unique among other scientific publications in Systems and Control:

1) It is a rapid publication, high quality journal: at most two rounds of review and at most 6 months from submission date to online appearance.

2) While submission is possible all year-round, in certain periods of the year a paper can be submitted for publication to the L-CSS and at the same time for presentation at the CDC.
For CDC 2017, you can submit your papers to L-CSS and CDC from February 1 to March 6. *** Don't miss these dates!!!***

For more information, please check the website at
http://ieee-cssletters.dei.unipd.it/index.html.

For more information about joint submission to L-CSS and CDC see, specifically,
http://ieee-cssletters.dei.unipd.it/Page_authors.html
section "L-CSS and CDC".

Additional information:

Editor in Chief: M. Elena Valcher, University of Padova, Italy, meme@dei.unipd.it

Steering Committee: Christos Cassandras (Boston University, MA), Fabrizio Dabbene (CNR-IEIIT, Torino, Italy), Mario di Bernardo (University of Naples Federico II, Italy and University of Bristol, UK), Dimitar Filev (Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI), Amit Roy-Chowdhury (University of California at Riverside), Thomas Parisini (Imperial College, London, UK and University of Trieste, Italy), Mathukumalli Vidyasagar (University of Texas at Dallas and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India)

The L-CSS is technically co-sponsored by three IEEE societies: Circuits and Systems Society, Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and the Signal Processing Society.

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1.3. CFP: IEEE-CSS Outreach Fund
Contributed by: Daniel E. Rivera, daniel.rivera@asu.edu

The IEEE CSS Outreach Task Force is providing notice that the window for submission of proposals to the IEEE-CSS Outreach Fund for its 2017 spring solicitation will be held from April 3 to 28, 2017. Please note that this time window is earlier than usual.  Information regarding the program can be found in:

http://www.ieeecss.org/general/control-systems-society-outreach-fund

Requests for application forms (as well as inquiries and notices of intention to submit) should be made directly to Daniel E. Rivera, Outreach Task Force Chair, at daniel.rivera@asu.edu.

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

Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume 62 (2017), Issue 2 (February)

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

Scanning-the-Issue
p. 513

Papers
- Predictor-Feedback Stabilization of Multi-Input Nonlinear Systems, N. Bekiaris-Liberis, M. Krstic p. 516
- Linear Convergence and Metric Selection in Douglas-Rachford Splitting and ADMM, P. Giselsson, S. Boyd p. 532
- Adaptive Output Feedback Control for Uncertain Linear Time-Delay Systems, Y. Zhu, M. Krstic, H. Su p. 545
- Design of Distributed LTI Observers for State Omniscience, S. Park, N. C. Martins p.561
- Distributed Winner-take-all in Dynamic Networks, S. Li, M. Zhou, X. Luo, Z. You p. 577
- Feedback Nash Equilibria in Linear-Quadratic Difference Games with Constraints, P. V. Reddy, G. Zaccour p. 590
- Quadratic Multi-Dimensional Signaling Games and Affine Equilibria, S. Saritas, S. Yüksel, S. Gezici p. 605
- Passivity and Dissipativity Analysis of a System and its Approximation, M. Xia, P. J. Antsaklis, V. Gupta, F. Zhu p. 620
- Small Noise May Diversify Collective Motion in Vicsek Model, G. Chen p. 636
- Analysis and Synthesis of Interconnected Positive Systems, Y. Ebihara, D. Peaucelle, D. Arzelier p. 652
- Generalized Engage or Retreat Differential Game with Escort Regions, Z. E. Fuchs, P. P. Khargonekar p. 668
- Dynamical Model and Optimal Turning Gait for Mechanical Rectifier Systems, S. Kohannim, T. Iwasaki p. 682
- Transient Analysis of Serial Production Lines with Perishable Products: Bernoulli Reliability Model, F. Ju, J. Li, J. A. Horst p. 694
- Team Optimality Conditions of Distributed Stochastic Differential Decision Systems with Decentralized Noisy Information Structures, C. D. Charalambous, N. U. Ahmed p. 708
- Estimation with Strategic Sensors, F. Farokhi, A. M. H. Teixeira, C. Langbort p. 724
- A Partition-based Random Search for Stochastic Constrained Optimization via Simulation, S. Gao, W. Chen p. 740
- Privacy Preserving Average Consensus, Y. Mo, R. M. Murray p. 753
- On Convergence Rate of Weighted-Averaging Dynamics for Consensus Problems, A. Nedich, J. Liu p. 766
- Dual Pairs of Generalized Lyapunov Inequalities and Balanced Truncation of Stochastic Linear Systems, T. Damm, P. Benner, Y. R. Rodriguez Cruz p. 782
- Optimal Operation and Economic Value of Energy Storage at Consumer Locations, Y. Xu, L. Tong p. 792
- A Lyapunov Redesign of Coordination Algorithms for Cyber-Physical Systems, C. De Persis, R. Postoyan p. 808
- Eigenspectrum-Based Iterative Learning Control for a Class of Distributed Parameter System, T. Xiao, H-X. Li p. 824
- Relative Time and Stochastic Control with Non-Smooth Features, X-R. Cao p. 837
- Fast Filtering in Switching Approximations of Non-linear Markov Systems with Applications to Stochastic Volatility, I. Gorynin, S. Derrode, E. Monfrini, W. Pieczynski p. 853

Technical Notes and Correspondence
- Sliding Mode Control in Stochastic Continuos-Time Systems: μ-zone MS-convergence, A. S. Poznyak p. 853
- Simultaneous Velocity and Position Estimation via Distance-only Measurements with Application to Multi-Agent System Control, B. Jiang, M. Deghat, B. D.O. Anderson p. 869
- Filtering With Uncertain Noise, R. J. Elliott p. 876
- Linear Optimal Unbiased Filter for Time-Variant Systems Without Apriori Information on Initial Conditions, S. Zhao, B. Huang, F. Liu p. 882
- Complexity Certification of the Fast Alternating Minimization Algorithm for Linear MPC, Y. Pu, M. N. Zeilinger, C. N. Jones p. 888
- Observer Design for Tracking Consensus in Second-order Multi-agent Systems: Fractional Order Less Than Two, W. Yu, Y. Li, G. Wen, X. Yu, J. Cao p. 894
- A Study on Stability of the Interacting Multiple Model Algorithm, I. Hwang, C. E. Seah, S. Lee p. 901
- Robust Iterative Learning Control for Nonrepetitive Uncertain Systems, D. Meng, K. L. Moore p. 907
- Predictor-based Control of Systems with State Multiplicative Noise, E. Gershon, E. Fridman, U. Shaked p. 914
- Invariant-based Supervisory Control of Switched Discrete Event Systems, S. Reveliotis, Z. Fei p. 921
- An Extremum-Seeking Controller for Distributed Optimization over Sensor Networks, S. Dougherty, M. Guay p. 928
- Local Modular Supervisory Control of Timed Discrete-Event Systems, G. Schafaschek, M. H. de Queiroz, J. E. R. Cury p. 934
- The Performance and Limitations of epsilon-Stealthy Attacks on Higher Order Systems, E. Kung, S. Dey, L. Shi p. 941
- Adaptive Control of Robot Manipulators With Uncertain Kinematics and Dynamics, H. Wang p. 948
- On the Detection of Valve Nonlinearities in Otherwise Linear Closed-Loop Systems, T. Spinner, B. Srinivasan, R. Rengaswamy p. 955
- Characterizing Token Delays of Timed Event Graphs for K-Cyclic Schedules, T-E. Lee, H-J. Kim, D-H. Roh, R. S. Sreenivas p. 961
- On Autocovariance Least-Squares Method for Noise Covariance Matrices Estimation, J. Dunik, O. Straka, M. Simandl p. 967
- State and Parameter Estimation: A Nonlinear Luenberger Approach, C. Afri, V. Andrieu, L. Bako, P. Dufour p. 973
- Adaptive Backstepping Quantized Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems, X. Yu, Y. Lin p. 981
- Supervisory Control for Behavior Composition, P. Felli, N. Yadav, S. Sardina p. 986
- Noise-Tolerant ZNN Models for Solving Time-Varying Zero-Finding Problems: A Control-Theoretic Approach, L. Jin, Y. Zhang, S. Li, Y. Zhang p. 992
- Quantum Noises, Physical Realizability and Coherent Quantum Feedback Control, S. L. Vuglar, I. R. Petersen p. 998
- Contact-Force Control of a Flexible Timoshenko Arm, T. Endo, M. Sasaki, F. Matsuno p. 1004

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

- 21st International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2017). Sinaia, Romania. Oct 19 - 21, 2017. http://www.icstcc2017.ac.tuiasi.ro/
- 6th International Conference on Systems and Control (ICSC 2017). Batna, Algeria. May 7 - May 9, 2017. http://lias.labo.univ-poitiers.fr/icsc/icsc2017/
- 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’17). Miami (FL), United States. Jun 13 - Jun 16, 2017. http://www.uasconferences.com/
- 6th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (AdCONIP 2017). Taipei, Taiwan. May 28 - May 31, 2017. http://www.adconip2017.org/

For a full listing of CSS technically cosponsored conferences, please visit http://ieeecss.org/conferences/technically-cosponsored and for a list of the upcoming and past CSS main conferences please visit http://ieeecss.org/conferences

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2. Award

2.1. European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems
Contributed by: Luca Greco, luca.greco@l2s.centralesupelec.fr

2016 European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems

As every year, we would like to encourage young researchers that have recently obtained their PhD degree to participate in the process for the selection of the best PhD thesis defended in a European University in the field of Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems. The aim is to encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers in their first research period. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash award of 1000 €. It will be delivered during the IFAC World Congress.

Deadline for application: *28th February 2017*

To be eligible for the award, the thesis must be in English and have been defended in Europe between 15/07/2015 and 14/07/2016

Former recipients can be found on the webpage:
http://www.eeci-institute.eu/index.php?p=PhD-Award

To apply, please consult the award webpage:
http://www.eeci-institute.eu/PhD-Award/

Please forward this message also to whom it may concern in your Department or to your colleagues.

Denis Efimov and Luca Greco

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3. Summer Schools & Ph.D. Courses

3.1. Ph.D. Course on Hybrid Systems
Contributed by: Maria Prandini, maria.prandini@polimi.it

Ph.D. Course
HYBRID SYSTEMS
Ph.D. in Information Technology
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB)
Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
http://home.deib.polimi.it/prandini/Hybrid_Systems_2017.html

Dates: February 20 – 24, 2017
Location: Sala Seminari DEIB, Milano

Organizer:
Maria Prandini – Politecnico di Milano

Lecturers:
Goran Frehse – University Grenoble Alpes
Olaf Stursberg – Universität Kassel
Maria Prandini – Politecnico di Milano

Course description:
The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the area of hybrid systems, that is dynamical systems characterized by the interaction of different types of dynamics, both continuous and discrete.
The interest in a systematic study of hybrid systems has been fuelled by recent technological innovations, which led to the pervasive diffusion of increasingly complex digital system for the control and supervision of physical systems (“embedded” systems represent a significant example in this respect).
The study of hybrid systems is generally more challenging than that of purely discrete or purely continuous systems, because of the interaction between dynamics of different nature. In this course, we shall introduce models for hybrid systems, and describe general methods for investigating properties such as reachability, observability and stability. Verification and control of hybrid systems will also be addressed, with a special focus on the class of piecewise affine systems. Analysis and design methods will be demonstrated on examples from different application contexts.
Students attending the course should be able to appreciate the diversity of phenomena that arise in hybrid systems, and understand how concepts that are classical in the theory of discrete systems, modelled by automata, can coexist with concepts that are classical in the theory of continuous systems, modelled by differential or difference equations, in a unifying framework.

To register to the course, please, send an e-mail to francesca.clemenza@polimi.it

Lectures will take place at Sala Seminari of the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, via Ponzio 34/5, 20133 Milano, Italy.
See http://www.deib.polimi.it/eng/how-to-reach-us for directions on how to reach the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria.

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3.2. American Summer School on Model Predictive Control
Contributed by: Sasa V. Rakovic, sasa.v.rakovic@fe.up.pt

A four-day, eight-speaker American Summer School on Model Predictive Control (MPC) has been organized by Sasa V. Rakovic, James B. Rawlings and Ilya V. Kolmanovsky. The first American Summer School of MPC will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from July 25, 2017 to July 28, 2017.

The American Summer School on MPC aims to enable up to 40 graduate students (as well as interested researchers and control practitioners) from a cross-cutting set of disciplines in engineering, science, and applied mathematics to receive advanced education and training from international experts in the theory, implementation and application of MPC. The instructors comprise leading researchers from universities, government laboratories, and industrial companies, and they have been selected for their leading expertise in the different research areas, as well as a diversity of backgrounds and disciplines in engineering, science and applied mathematics.

The main topics of the summer school are:
- Introduction to MPC and MPC essentials (by William S. Levine).
- Classical MPC: regulation, estimation, and disturbance models (by James B. Rawlings).
- Robust MPC (by Sasa V. Rakovic).
- Stochastic MPC (by Ilya V. Kolmanovsky).
- Economic MPC (by David Angeli).
- MPC for sampled-data systems (by Fernando Fontes).
- Online optimization for MPC (by Lorenz T. Biegler).
- Industrial applications of MPC (by Thomas A. Badgwell).

The summer school delivers a carefully crafted overview of the theoretical fundamentals of MPC, and it provides access to, and motivates the development of, freely-available and state-of-the-art numerical software for implementing the advanced MPC methods on difficult and challenging examples and industrial applications. The summer school also anticipates inclusion of class mini-projects that enable all attendees to present, and discuss, problems of direct interest to their research, and also to receive feedback from a set of instructors with valuable expertise in all areas of MPC research.

Additional information, including a detailed summer school schedule and registration information will be made available shortly at the summer school website www.che.wisc.edu/mpc-summer-school

The organizers of the summer school are grateful to NSF for providing financial support for up to 40 attending participants. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $500 pending final approval of NSF funding. A modest registration fee of $150 is also required for all attendees. Registration will open on May 1, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is capped at 40 students, so early registration is encouraged.

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3.3. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Course in Synthetic Biology
Contributed by: Elisa Franco, efranco@ucr.edu

Accepting applications for the 2017 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Course in Synthetic Biology

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Course in Synthetic Biology. We encourage you, your colleagues, and/or your trainees to apply if…
- You are a scientist whose training is well underway (senior graduate student to junior faculty and beyond).
- You are interested in steering your research in a new direction, towards synthetic biology.
- You are interested in a multi-disciplinary approach to biology and bioengineering. We encourage students of all backgrounds, whether the very biological or very theoretical, to apply!

Since the course began in 2013, industry professionals, graduate students, postdocs, science educators, and junior faculty have completed our immersive two-week laboratory class. The Course will focus on how the complexity of biological systems, combined with traditional engineering approaches, results in the emergence of new design principles for synthetic biology. Students will work in teams to learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings of cutting edge research in the area of Synthetic Biology. In addition, students will gain a broad overview of current applications of synthetic biology by interacting with a panel of internationally-recognized speakers from academia and industry during seminars, lab work, social activities.

Scholarships: Several stipend awards are available for applicants who are accepted into the course. Please read details about the available stipend awards at: https://meetings.cshl.edu/sponsors.aspx?course=C-SYNBIO&year=17
In order to be considered for an award, you must specifically reference which one you are eligible for in the Stipend Request section of your application.

Course dates: July 25 - August 6, 2017
Application deadline: April 15, 2017
Application submission information: http://meetings.cshl.edu/courses/2017/c-synbio17.shtml
Course blog & website: https://cshlsynbio.wordpress.com/

Chase Beisel, Elisa Franco, Vincent Noireaux, Lauren Woodruff

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3.4. PhD School on Cyber-Physical Systems
Contributed by: Maurice Heemels, m.heemels@tue.nl

The 7th oCPS PhD School on Cyber-Physical Systems

We would like to attract your attention to the "7th oCPS PhD School on Cyber-Physical Systems," which will take place Monday June 12 to Thursday June 15, 2017 in Lucca, Italy. The school is targeted at graduate students and researchers who want to learn the main concepts of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), as well as at graduate students and postgraduate researchers already working in the area. The school is an event organized by oCPS, which is a Training Network (Marie Curie) receiving funding from the European Union’s 2020 framework programme for research and innovation, see more on ocps.ele.tue.nl.

Confirmed tutorial speakers at the moment are:

◦ Prof. Alf Isaksson, ABB Corporate Research
◦ Prof. Christos Cassandras, Boston University, USA
◦ Prof. Samarjit Chakraborty , TU Munich, Germany
◦ Prof. Maurice Heemels, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
◦ Prof. Henrik Sandberg, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
◦ Prof. Alberto Bemporad, IMT Lucca, Italy
◦ Prof. Dimitri Bertsekas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
◦ Prof. Magnus Egerstedt , Georgia Tech, USA
◦ Prof. Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus.

These and other speakers will lecture during the school covering the basic concepts and results on
- Discrete-event and hybrid systems techniques for CPS
- Resource-aware control
- Formal methods for embedded control
- Security in control of CPS
- Model predictive control
- Approximate dynamic programming
- Fault-tolerant control of distributed CPS
- Multi-agent systems
- Industrial perspectives on CPS.

The program of the school includes four full days of lectures, interleaved by enough time slots to allow scientific discussions among the participants and with the speakers.

The oCPS PhD school on Cyber-Physical Systems is also the 7th edition of a series of biannual PhD schools with a focus on hybrid, networked and cyber-physical systems, which educated over 500 PhD students worldwide since 2003.

We are currently setting up the website for the new school. The full program of the school, other information and the registration procedure can be found soon at http://ocps17.imtlucca.it/

We welcome you, your students and colleagues to this interesting and inspiring event!

Alberto Bemporad
Maurice Heemels
Samarjit Chakraborty

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4. Books

4.1. Hydrodynamic Control of Wave Energy Devices
Contributed by: John Ringwood, john.ringwood@nuim.ie

Book title: Hydrodynamic control of wave energy devices

Authors:
Umesh A. Korde (Michigan Tech. University, USA)
John V. Ringwood (Maynooth University, Ireland)

Publication information:
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-1107079700/1107079705
Publication date: Sept. 2016

Outline: This book provides an accessible coverage of all aspects of the hydrodynamic control of wave energy converters. Such control is necessary to maximise energy capture, for a given device configuration and plays a major role in efforts to make wave energy economic. The book is accessible to a wide range of disciplines, taking the reader from the mathematical and technical fundamentals, through the main pillars of wave energy hydrodynamic control, right through to state-of-the-art algorithms for hydrodynamic control. The various operating principles of wave energy converters are exposed and the unique aspects of the hydrodynamic control problem highlighted, along with a variety of potential solutions. Supporting material on wave forecasting and the interaction of the hydrodynamic control problem with other aspects of wave energy device optimisation, such as device geometry optimisation and optimal device array layout, is also provided.

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4.2. AIMD Dynamics and Distributed Resource Allocation
Contributed by: Gina Rinelli Harris, rinelli@siam.org

New SIAM book: AIMD Dynamics and Distributed Resource Allocation by Corless, King, Shorten, and Wirth.

This is the first comprehensive book on the AIMD algorithm, the most widely used method for allocating a limited resource among competing agents without centralized control. The authors offer a new approach that is based on positive switched linear systems. It is used to develop most of the main results found in the book, and fundamental results on stochastic switched nonnegative and consensus systems are derived to obtain these results.

The original and best known application of the algorithm is in the context of congestion control and resource allocation on the Internet, and readers will find details of several variants of the algorithm in order of increasing complexity, including deterministic, random, linear, and nonlinear versions. In each case, stability and convergence results are derived based on unifying principles. Basic and fundamental properties of the algorithm are described, examples are used to illustrate the richness of the resulting dynamical systems, and applications are provided to show how the algorithm can be used in the context of smart cities, intelligent transportation systems, and the smart grid.

ISBN 978-1-611974-21-8 / List Price $84.00 / SIAM Member Price $58.80 / Order Code DC29

Available at http://bookstore.siam.org/dc29/.

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5. Journals

5.1. Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Elisa Capello, automatica@polito.it

Table of Contents
Automatica,
Vol. 76, February 2017
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00051098/76

- Eoin Devane, Ioannis Lestas, “Delay-independent incremental stability in time-varying monotone systems satisfying a generalized condition of two-sided scalability”, pages 1-9.
- Abhinav Kumar Singh, Bikash C. Pal, “An extended linear quadratic regulator for LTI systems with exogenous inputs”, pages 10-16.
- Aneel Tanwani, Stephan Trenn, “Determinability and state estimation for switched differential–algebraic equations”, pages 17-31.
- Jorge R. Chávez-Fuentes, Eduardo F. Costa, Jorge E. Mayta, Marco H. Terra, “Regularity and stability analysis of discrete-time Markov jump linear singular systems”, pages 32-40.
- Eduardo Ramírez-Llanos, Sonia Martínez, “A distributed dynamics for virus-spread control”, pages 41-48.
- Shigeru Hanba, “Controllability to the origin implies state-feedback stabilizability for discrete-time nonlinear systems”, pages 49-52.
- Diego Eckhard, Alexandre S. Bazanella, Cristian R. Rojas, Håkan Hjalmarsson, “Cost function shaping of the output error criterion”, pages 53-60.
- Hyeong Soo Chang, “Value set iteration for two-person zero-sum Markov games”, pages 61-64.
- Jun Yang, Zhengtao Ding, “Global output regulation for a class of lower triangular nonlinear systems: A feedback domination approach”, pages 65-69.
- Badong Chen, Xi Liu, Haiquan Zhao, Jose C. Principe, ‘’Maximum correntropy Kalman filter’’, pages 70-77.
- Mattia Mattioni, Salvatore Monaco, Dorothée Normand-Cyrot, “Immersion and invariance stabilization of strict-feedback dynamics under sampling”, pages 78-86.
- Xiao-Jian Li, Guang-Hong Yang, “Adaptive decentralized control for a class of interconnected nonlinear systems via backstepping approach and graph theory”, pages 87-95.
- Dimitri Peaucelle, Yoshio Ebihara, Yohei Hosoe, “Robust observed-state feedback design for discrete-time systems rational in the uncertainties”, pages 96-102.
- Richard Oberdieck, Nikolaos A. Diangelakis, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos, “Explicit model predictive control: A connected-graph approach”, pages 103-112.
- Jorge I. Poveda, Andrew R. Teel, “A framework for a class of hybrid extremum seeking controllers with dynamic inclusions”, pages 113-126.
- Er-wei Bai, Li Ding, “Robust target localization in the absence of signal propagation models”, pages 127-137.
- Kun Liu, Alexandre Seuret, Yuanqing Xia, “Stability analysis of systems with time-varying delays via the second-order Bessel–Legendre inequality”, pages 138-142.
- Yan-Jun Liu, Shaocheng Tong, “Barrier Lyapunov functions for Nussbaum gain adaptive control of full state constrained nonlinear systems”, pages 143-152.
- Seyed Rasoul Etesami, Tamer Başar, “Price of anarchy and an approximation algorithm for the binary-preference capacitated selfish replication game”, pages 153-163.
- Giorgio Valmorbida, Andrea Garulli, Luca Zaccarian, “Regional image gain analysis for linear saturating systems”, pages 164-168.
- Halil I. Basturk, “Cancellation of unmatched biased sinusoidal disturbances for unknown LTI systems in the presence of state delay”, pages 169-176.
- Maryam Kamgarpour, Tony A. Wood, Sean Summers, John Lygeros, “Control synthesis for stochastic systems given automata specifications defined by stochastic sets”, pages 177-182.
- Yuanqing Wu, Renquan Lu, Peng Shi, Hongye Su, Zheng-Guang Wu, “Adaptive output synchronization of heterogeneous network with an uncertain leader”, pages 183-192.
- Fudong Ge, YangQuan Chen, Chunhai Kou, “Regional controllability analysis of fractional diffusion equations with Riemann–Liouville time fractional derivatives”, pages 193-199.
- Yu Li, Shuhua Zhang, Jingwen Han, “Dynamic pricing and periodic ordering for a stochastic inventory system with deteriorating items”, pages 200-213.
- Shen Zeng, Frank Allgöwer, “Structured optimal feedback in multi-agent systems: A static output feedback perspective”, pages 214-221.
- Serhat Obuz, Justin R. Klotz, Rushikesh Kamalapurkar, Warren Dixon, “Unknown time-varying input delay compensation for uncertain nonlinear systems”, pages 222-229.
- Henrik Anfinsen, Ole Morten Aamo, “Disturbance rejection in general heterodirectional 1-D linear hyperbolic systems using collocated sensing and control”, pages 230-242.
- Pan Zhao, Ryozo Nagamune, “Switching LPV controller design under uncertain scheduling parameters”, pages 243-250.
- Zhiyun Lin, Tingrui Han, Ronghao Zheng, Changbin Yu, “Distributed localization with mixed measurements under switching topologies”, pages 251-257.
- Yueyun Lu, Wei Zhang, “A piecewise smooth control-Lyapunov function framework for switching stabilization”, pages 258-265.
- Wei Liu, “State estimation for discrete-time Markov jump linear systems with time-correlated measurement noise”, pages 266-276.
- Sahar Mohajerani, Robi Malik, Martin Fabian, “Compositional synthesis of supervisors in the form of state machines and state maps”, pages 277-281.
- Shen Yin, Huijun Gao, Jianbin Qiu, Okyay Kaynak, “Descriptor reduced-order sliding mode observers design for switched systems with sensor and actuator faults”, pages 282-292.
- Uroš V. Kalabić, Rohit Gupta, Stefano Di Cairano, Anthony M. Bloch, Ilya V. Kolmanovsky, “MPC on manifolds with an application to the control of spacecraft attitude on SO(3)”, pages 293-300.
- Hiroaki Mukaidani, Hua Xu, “Infinite horizon linear-quadratic Stackelberg games for discrete-time stochastic systems”, pages 301-308.
- Laurentiu Hetel, Christophe Fiter, Hassan Omran, Alexandre Seuret, Emilia Fridman, Jean-Pierre Richard, Silviu Iulian Niculescu, “Recent developments on the stability of systems with aperiodic sampling: An overview”, pages 309-335.
- Yuanlong Li, Zongli Lin, “The maximal contractively invariant ellipsoids for discrete-time linear systems under saturated linear feedback”, pages 336-344.
- Ababacar Diagne, Mamadou Diagne, Shuxia Tang, Miroslav Krstic, “Backstepping stabilization of the linearized Saint-Venant–Exner model”, pages 345-354.
- Mattia Zorzi, Alessandro Chiuso, “Sparse plus low rank network identification: A nonparametric approach”, pages 355-366.
- Sanda Lefteriu, Martine Olivi, Fabien Seyfert, Matteo Oldoni, “System identification of microwave filters from multiplexers by rational interpolation”, pages 367-377.
- Xiaodi Li, Xiaoli Zhang, Shiji Song, “Effect of delayed impulses on input-to-state stability of nonlinear systems”, pages 378-382.

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5.2. Contents: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
Contributed by: Kathryn Roberts, kathryn.roberts@oup.com

Contents, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information 33:04

A new issue of IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information is now available online.
The Table of Contents below can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/2i9BDhp

- Arash Sadeghzadeh and Hamidreza Momeni, Robust output feedback control for discrete-time systems with ellipsoidal uncertainty, http://bit.ly/2hRxWz4
- Miao Liu, ShouGuang Wang, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi, and ZhiWu Li, A resource configuration method for liveness of a class of Petri nets, http://bit.ly/2j3SB0m-
- Jiahe Jiang, An approach to analysis and design for some large-scale linear systems, http://bit.ly/2j3HgxE
- Boumediène Chentouf, Compensation of the interior delay effect for a rotating disk–beam system, http://bit.ly/2j8kXef
- Alexandra Rodkina and Nikolai Dokuchaev, On asymptotic optimality of Merton's myopic portfolio strategies under time discretization, http://bit.ly/2hPGD9P
- Ibrahima N'Doye, Mohamed Darouach, Holger Voos, and Michel Zasadzinski, On the robustness of linear and non-linear fractional-order systems with non-linear uncertain parameters, http://bit.ly/2i9uxcD
- Dongqing Wang and Yanpu Gao, Recursive maximum likelihood identification method for a multivariable controlled autoregressive moving average system, http://bit.ly/2izv6j8
- M. R. Ramezani-al, A. V. Kamyad, and N. Pariz, A new switching strategy design for uncertain switched linear systems based on min-projection strategy in guaranteed cost control problem, http://bit.ly/2i9o41r
- Denis Efimov, Tarek Raïssi, Wilfrid Perruquetti, and Ali Zolghadri, Design of interval observers for estimation and stabilization of discrete-time LPV systems, http://bit.ly/2i9wVQz
- Xianglei Jia, Shengyuan Xu, Qian Ma, Zhidong Qi, and Yun Zou, Global practical tracking by output feedback for a class of non-linear time-delay systems, http://bit.ly/2izx9Un
- Yumei Li, Holger Voos, Mohamed Darouach, and Changchun Hua, An application of linear algebra theory in networked control systems: stochastic cyber-attacks detection approach, http://bit.ly/2j8i9xC
- Hamid Reza Marzban and Sayyed Mohammad Hoseini, Numerical treatment of non-linear optimal control problems involving piecewise constant delay, http://bit.ly/2iCEOz8
- Chang-Hua Lien, Ker-Wei Yu, Jenq-Der Chen, and Long-Yeu Chung, Global exponential stability of switched systems with interval time-varying delays and multiple non-linearities via simple switching signal design, http://bit.ly/2hRBEsq
- Félix A. Miranda, Fernando Castaños, and Alexander Poznyak, Min–max piecewise constant optimal control for multi-model linear systems, http://bit.ly/2iOC2Gz
- César-Fernando Méndez-Barrios, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, and Liliana Félix, Sampling decomposition and asymptotic zeros behaviour of sampled-data SISO systems. An eigenvalue-based approach, http://bit.ly/2j3Kjpz

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5.3. Contents: Annual Reviews in Control
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Annual Reviews in Control
Volume 41

- Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, “The next phase of Annual Reviews in Control”, Page 1
- I. Karafyllis, M. Krstic, “Approximate and sampled-data predictors for control of nonlinear delay systems”, Vol. 41, Pages 2-12
- Mohammed-Tahar Laraba, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Franco Blanchini, Giulia Giordano, Daniele Casagrande, Stefano Miani, “Guide on set invariance for delay difference equations Pages”, Vol. 41, 13-23
- A. Chiuso, “Regularization and Bayesian learning in dynamical systems: Past, present and future”, Vol. 41, Pages 24-38
- Hamsa Balakrishnan, “Control and optimization algorithms for air transportation systems”, Vol. 41, Pages 39-46
- A.A. Mulla, P.N. Vasambekar, “Overview on the development and applications of antenna control systems”, Vol. 41, Pages 47-57
- D. Engelhart, T.A. Boonstra, R.G.K.M. Aarts, A.C. Schouten, H. van der Kooij, “Comparison of closed-loop system identification techniques to quantify multi-joint human balance control”, Vol. 41, Pages 58-70
- Zhixiang Liu, Youmin Zhang, Xiang Yu, Chi Yuan, “Unmanned surface vehicles: An overview of developments and challenges”, Vol. 41, Pages 71-93
- B. Ashok, S. Denis Ashok, C. Ramesh Kumar, “A review on control system architecture of a SI engine management system”, Vol. 41, Pages 94-118
- Arjan van der Schaft, Tjerk Stegink, “Perspectives in modeling for control of power networks”, Vol. 41, Pages 119-132
- Ernesto López-Mellado, “Special section on dependable control of discrete systems”, Vol. 41, Pages 133-134
- Romain Jacob, Jean-Jacques Lesage, Jean-Marc Faure, “Overview of discrete event systems opacity: Models, validation, and quantification”, Vol. 41, Pages 135-146
- Spyros Reveliotis, “Real-time management of complex resource allocation systems: Necessity, achievements and further challenges”, Vol. 41, Pages 147-158
- Thomas Moor, “A discussion of fault-tolerant supervisory control in terms of formal languages”, Vol. 41, Pages 159-169
- Yiannis Papadopoulos, Martin Walker, David Parker, Septavera Sharvia, Leonardo Bottaci, Sohag Kabir, Luis Azevedo, Ioannis Sorokos, “A synthesis of logic and bio-inspired techniques in the design of dependable systems”, Pages 170-182
- Daniel Limon, David Muñoz de la Peña, Colin N. Jones, “Special section on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control”, Page 183
- David Mayne, “Robust and stochastic model predictive control: Are we going in the right direction?”, Pages 184-192
- Sergio Lucia, Markus Kögel, Pablo Zometa, Daniel E. Quevedo, Rolf Findeisen, “Predictive control, embedded cyberphysical systems and systems of systems – A perspective”, Pages 193-207
- Matthew Ellis, Helen Durand, Panagiotis D. Christofides, “Elucidation of the role of constraints in economic model predictive control”, Pages 208-217
- David Angeli, Alessandro Casavola, Francesco Tedesco, “Theoretical advances on Economic Model Predictive Control with time-varying costs”, Pages 218-224

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5.4. Contents: Annual Reviews in Control
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Annual Reviews in Control
Volume 42

- Ruben Heradio, Luis de la Torre, Sebastian Dormido, “Virtual and remote labs in control education: A survey”, Volume 42, Pages 1-10
- Mahdieh S. Sadabadi, Dimitri Peaucelle, “From static output feedback to structured robust static output feedback: A survey”, Volume 42, Pages 11-26
- R.E. Best, N.V. Kuznetsov, G.A. Leonov, M.V. Yuldashev, R.V. Yuldashev, “Tutorial on dynamic analysis of the Costas loop”, Volume 42, Pages 27-49
- Ulf Jakob F. Aarsnes, Tore Flåtten, Ole Morten Aamo, “Review of two-phase flow models for control and estimation”, Volume 4, Pages 50-62
- Khaoula Tidriri, Nizar Chatti, Sylvain Verron, Teodor Tiplica, “Bridging data-driven and model-based approaches for process fault diagnosis and health monitoring: A review of researches and future challenges”, Volume 42, Pages 63-81
- Riaz Uddin, Jeha Ryu, Predictive control approaches for bilateral teleoperation, Volume 42, Pages 82-99
- B. Saldivar, S. Mondié, S.-I. Niculescu, H. Mounier, I. Boussaada, “A control oriented guided tour in oilwell drilling vibration modeling”, Volume 42, Pages 100-113
- Philippe de Larminat, “Earth climate identification vs. anthropic global warming attribution”, Volume 42, Pages 114-125
- Leyla Özkan, Xavier Bombois, Jobert H.A. Ludlage, Cristian Rojas, Håkan Hjalmarsson, Per Erik Modén, Michael Lundh, Ton C.P.M. Backx, Paul M.J. Van den Hof, “Advanced autonomous model-based operation of industrial process systems (Autoprofit): Technological developments and future perspectives”, Volume 42, Pages 126-142
- Pere Ridao, David Ribas, Pedro J. Sanz, “Special section on navigation, guidance and control of underwater vehicles”, Volume 42, Pages 143-144
- Martin Ludvigsen, Asgeir J. Sørensen, “Towards integrated autonomous underwater operations for ocean mapping and monitoring”, Volume 42, Pages 145-157
- Stefan B. Williams, Oscar Pizarro, Daniel M. Steinberg, Ariell Friedman, Mitch Bryson, “Reflections on a decade of autonomous underwater vehicles operations for marine survey at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics”, Volume 42, Pages 158-165
- Francisco Curado Teixeira, João Quintas, António Pascoal, “AUV terrain-aided navigation using a Doppler velocity logger”, Volume 42, Pages 166-176
- Guillem Vallicrosa, Pere Ridao, “Sum of gaussian single beacon range-only localization for AUV homing”, Volume 42, Pages 177-187
- Didier Maquin, “Special section on fault detection, supervision and safety for technical processes”, Volume 42, Pages 188-189
- Kristen Severson, Paphonwit Chaiwatanodom, Richard D. Braatz, “Perspectives on process monitoring of industrial systems”, Volume 42, Pages 190-200
- D. Hissel, M.C. Pera, “Diagnostic & health management of fuel cell systems: Issues and solutions”, Volume 42, Pages 201-211
- J.M. Maciejowski, E.N. Hartley, K. Siaulys, “A longitudinal flight control law to accommodate sensor loss in the RECONFIGURE benchmark”, Volume 42, Pages 212-223
- A. Zolghadri, J. Cieslak, D. Efimov, P. Goupil, R. Dayre, “Practical design considerations for successful industrial application of model-based fault detection techniques to aircraft systems”, Volume 42, Pages 224-231
- Christophe Combastel, “An Extended Zonotopic and Gaussian Kalman Filter (EZGKF) merging set-membership and stochastic paradigms: Toward non-linear filtering and fault detection”, Volume 42, Pages 232-243
- Michael Döhler, Laurent Mevel, Qinghua Zhang, “Fault detection, isolation and quantification from Gaussian residuals with application to structural damage diagnosis”, Volume 42, Pages 244-256
- Prakash Jagadeesan, “Special Section on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems”, Volume 42, Pages 257-258
- Anuradha M. Annaswamy, Ahmad R. Malekpour, Stefanos Baros, “Emerging research topics in control for smart infrastructures”, Volume 42, Pages 259-270
- P.K. Menon, S.G. Park, “Dynamics and control technologies in air traffic management”, Volume 42, Pages 271-284
- Julian Mercieca, Visakan Kadirkamanathan, “Estimation and Identification of Spatio-Temporal Models with Applications in Engineering, Healthcare and Social Science”, Volume 42, Pages 285-298
- Xiaohua Xia, Lijun Zhang, “Industrial energy systems in view of energy efficiency and operation control”, Volume 42, Pages 299-308
- Ian R. Petersen, “Negative imaginary systems theory and applications”, Volume 42, Pages 309-318
- Kamesh Subbarao, Pavan Nuthi, Ghassan Atmeh, “Reinforcement learning based computational adaptive optimal control and system identification for linear systems”, Volume 42, Pages 319-331
- Liuping Wang, “Tutorial review on repetitive control with anti-windup mechanisms, Volume 42, Pages 332-345
- K. Lochan, B.K. Roy, B. Subudhi, “A review on two-link flexible manipulators”, Volume 42, Pages 346-367

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5.5. Contents: European Journal of Control
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

European Journal of Control
Volume 32
November 2016

- Dario Bauso, Tamer Başar, “Strategic thinking under social influence: Scalability, stability and robustness of allocations”, Pages 1-15
- Heping Ma, Bin Liu, “Maximum principle for partially observed risk-sensitive optimal control problems of mean-field type”, Pages 16-23
- Dmitry Karamzin, Valeriano de Oliveira, Fernando Pereira, Geraldo Silva, “Minimax optimal control problem with state constraints”, Pages 24-31
- Mohamed Ouzahra, “Approximate and exact controllability of a reaction–diffusion equation governed by bilinear control”, Pages 32-38
- Zi-Qing Tian, Hongyinping Feng, “Stabilization of one-dimensional wave equation by non-collocated boundary feedback”, Pages 39-42
- Rakesh R. Warier, Arpita Sinha, Srikant Sukumar, “Line-of-sight based spacecraft attitude and position tracking control”, Pages 43-53

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5.6. Contents: Systems & Control Letters
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Systems & Control Letters
Volume 99
January 2017

- Shiqi Zheng, “Robust stability of fractional order system with general interval uncertainties”, Pages 1-8
- Guangchen Zhang, Harry L. Trentelman, Weiqun Wang, Jingbo Gao, “Input–output finite-region stability and stabilization for discrete 2-D Fornasini–Marchesini models”, Pages 9-16
- Jonathan Laporte, Antoine Chaillet, Yacine Chitour, “Global stabilization of classes of linear control systems with bounds on the feedback and its successive derivatives”, Pages 17-24
- Amir Baniamerian, Nader Meskin, Khashayar Khorasani, “Fault detection and isolation of two-dimensional (2D) systems”, Pages 25-32
- Qi Wang, Junjie Fu, Jinzhi Wang, “Fully distributed containment control of high-order multi-agent systems with nonlinear dynamics”, Pages 33-39
- Jung-Min Yang, “Static feedback control of switched asynchronous sequential machines”, Pages 40-46
- Huiping Li, Weisheng Yan, Yang Shi, “A receding horizon stabilization approach to constrained nonholonomic systems in power form”, Pages 47-56
- Thinh T. Doan, Alex Olshevsky, “Distributed resource allocation on dynamic networks in quadratic time”, Pages 57-63
- Shan Ma, Ian R. Petersen, Matthew J. Woolley, “Linear quantum systems with diagonal passive Hamiltonian and a single dissipative channel”, Pages 64-71
- Henrik Anfinsen, Ole Morten Aamo, “Adaptive stabilization of coupled linear hyperbolic systems with uncertain boundary parameters using boundary sensing”, Pages 72-84
- Michael Heinrich Baumann, Lars Grüne, “Simultaneously long short trading in discrete and continuous time”, Pages 85-89
- Dan Martinec, Ivo Herman, Michael Šebek, “A travelling wave approach to a multi-agent system with a path-graph topology”, Pages 90-98
- Christopher Beattie, Serkan Gugercin, Volker Mehrmann, “Model reduction for systems with inhomogeneous initial conditions”, Pages 99-106

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5.7. Contents: Mechatronics
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Mechatronics
Volume 40
December 2016

- Dalibor Petković, Srdjan Jovic, Obrad Anicic, Bogdan Nedic, Branko Pejovic, “Analyzing of flexible gripper by computational intelligence approach”, Pages 1-16
- C. Friedrich, B. Kauschinger, S. Ihlenfeldt, “Decentralized structure-integrated spatial force measurement in machine tools”, Pages 17-27
- Surachat Chantarachit, Manukid Parnichkun, “Development and control of a unicycle robot with double flywheels”, Pages 28-40
- Yeongtae Jung, Joonbum Bae, “An asymmetric cable-driven mechanism for force control of exoskeleton systems”, Pages 41-50
- Antoni Arias, Jesús Caum, Robert Griñó, “Moving towards the maximum speed in stepping motors by means of enlarging the bandwidth of the current controller”, Pages 51-62
- Adam Rushworth, Dragos Axinte, Mark Raffles, Salvador Cobos-Guzman, “A concept for actuating and controlling a leg of a novel walking parallel kinematic machine tool”, Pages 63-77
- Guichao Yang, Jianyong Yao, Guigao Le, Dawei Ma, “Adaptive integral robust control of hydraulic systems with asymptotic tracking”, Pages 78-86
- Yingxiang Liu, Jipeng Yan, Dongmei Xu, Weishan Chen, Xiaohui Yang, Xinqi Tian, “An I-shape linear piezoelectric actuator using resonant type longitudinal vibration transducers”, Pages 87-95
- Giancarlo Cusimano, Federico Casolo, “An almost comprehensive approach for the choice of motor and transmission in mechatronics applications: Motor thermal problem”, Pages 96-105
- Youngwoo Lee, Sang Hyun Kim, Chung Choo Chung, “Integral sliding mode control with a disturbance observer for next-generation servo track writing”, Pages 106-114,
- Efthymios Kolyvas, Yannis Koveos, Anthony Tzes, “Sliding mode-based control of thin Shape Memory Alloy actuators using a spatial hysteresis approximation”, Pages 115-127
- Toshihiko Komatsuzaki, Toshio Inoue, Osamu Terashima, “Broadband vibration control of a structure by using a magnetorheological elastomer-based tuned dynamic absorber”, Pages 128-136
- Arash Hatami, Behnam Moetakef-Imani, “Innovative adaptive pitch control for small wind turbine fatigue load reduction”, Pages 137-145
- Momir R. Stanković, Stojadin M. Manojlović, Slobodan M. Simić, Srđan T. Mitrović, Milica B. Naumović, ”FPGA system-level based design of multi-axis ADRC controller”, Pages 146-155
- Joshua Pinskier, Bijan Shirinzadeh, Leon Clark, Yanding Qin, Sergej Fatikow, “Design, development and analysis of a haptic-enabled modular flexure-based manipulator”, Pages 156-166
- Yunhua Li, Wei Liu, Liman Yang, Zhanling Ji, Yulong Zhao, Peng Wang, Lin Zhang, “Development of electro-hydraulic proportion control system of track-laying machinery for high speed railway construction”, Pages 167-177
- Tarik Uzunovic, Eray A. Baran, Edin Golubovic, Asif Sabanovic, “A novel hybrid contouring control method for 3-DOF robotic manipulators”, Mechatronics, Pages 178-193
- Chen Zheng, Julien Le Duigou, Matthieu Bricogne, Erwan Dupont, Benoît Eynard, “Interface model enabling decomposition method for architecture definition of mechatronic systems”, Pages 194-207
- Zongquan Deng, Qingchuan Wang, Qiquan Quan, Shengyuan Jiang, Dewei Tang, “Impact dynamics of a differential gears based underactuated robotic arm for moving target capturing”, Pages 208-219
- Matija Hoić, Mario Hrgetić, Joško Deur, “Design of a pin-on-disc-type CNC tribometer including an automotive dry clutch application”, Pages 220-232
- Michel Lenczner, Véronique Rochus, “Special Issue: Multiphysics Modeling, Simulation and Experiments of Micro and Nanosystems”, Pages 233-234
- Claudia Comi, Alberto Corigliano, Valentina Zega, Sarah Zerbini, “Non linear response and optimization of a new z-axis resonant micro-accelerometer”, Pages 235-243
- V. Rochus, B. Wang, H.A.C. Tilmans, A. Ray Chaudhuri, P. Helin, S. Severi, X. Rottenberg, “Fast analytical design of MEMS capacitive pressure sensors with sealed cavities”, Pages 244-250
- Michel Lenczner, Bin Yang, Alexia Bontempi, Damien Teyssieux, Scott Cogan, Pawel Janus, Bernd Köhler, Nicolas Ratier, “A SThM probe optimization and its time-space multi-scale modeling”, Pages 251-263
- F. Casset, JS. Danel, P. Renaux, C. Chappaz, F. Bernard, T. Sednaoui, S. Basrour, B. Desloges, S. Fanget, “4-inch transparent plates based on thin-film AlN actuators for haptic applications”, Pages 264-269
- Steffen Hartmann, Sascha Hermann, Jens Bonitz, Marc Heggen, Ole Hölck, Alexey Shaporin, Jan Mehner, Stefan E. Schulz, Thomas Gessner, Bernhard Wunderle, “Towards nanoreliability of sensors incorporating interfaces between single-walled carbon nanotubes and metals: molecular dynamics simulations and in situ experiments using electron microscopy”, Pages 270-280
- Vladimir A. Kolchuzhin, Evgeniya Sheremet, Kunal Bhattacharya, Raul D. Rodriguez, Soumya Deep Paul, Jan Mehner, Michael Hietschold, Dietrich R.T. Zahn, “Mechanical properties and applications of custom-built gold AFM cantilevers”, Pages 281-286
- Dries Dellaert, Jan Doutreloigne, “A thermally-actuated latching MEMS switch matrix and driver chip for an automated distribution frame”, Pages 287-292

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5.8. Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Volume 58
February 2017

- Boris Galitsky, “Improving relevance in a content pipeline via syntactic generalization”, Volume 58, Pages 1-26
- C. Chahla, H. Snoussi, F. Abdallah, F. Dornaika, “Discriminant quaternion local binary pattern embedding for person re-identification through prototype formation and color categorization”, Pages 27-33
- Masoud Shirzadeh, Hamed Jabbari Asl, Abdollah Amirkhani, Ali Akbar Jalali, “Vision-based control of a quadrotor utilizing artificial neural networks for tracking of moving targets”, Pages 34-48
- Heng Zhang, Xiang-Dong Zhou, Cheng-Lin Liu, “Keyword spotting in handwritten chinese documents using semi-markov conditional random fields”, Pages 49-61
- Maryam Dehbashian, Mohammad Maymandi-Nejad, “An enhanced optimization kernel for analog IC design automation using the shrinking circles technique”, Pages 62-78
- Wenlong Zhu, Yang Zheng, Jisheng Dai, Jianzhong Zhou, “Design of integrated synergetic controller for the excitation and governing system of hydraulic generator unit”, Pages 79-87
- Hugo Jiménez-Hernández, Ana-Marcela Herrera-Navarro, Leonardo Barriga-Rodríguez, Diana-Margarita Córdova-Esparza, José-Joel González-Barbosa, “A framework for developing associative classifiers based on ICA”, Pages 88-100
- Wentao Ma, Jiandong Duan, Weishi Man, Haiquan Zhao, Badong Chen, “Robust kernel adaptive filters based on mean p-power error for noisy chaotic time series prediction”, Pages 101-110
- Jianye Hao, Dongping Huang, Yi Cai, Ho-fung Leung, “The dynamics of reinforcement social learning in networked cooperative multiagent systems”, Pages 111-122
- Renshi Luo, Romain Bourdais, Ton J.J. van den Boom, Bart De Schutter, “Multi-agent model predictive control based on resource allocation coordination for a class of hybrid systems with limited information sharing”, Pages 123-133
- Fuli Zhong, Hui Li, Shouming Zhong, “An improved artificial bee colony algorithm with modified-neighborhood-based update operator and independent-inheriting-search strategy for global optimization”, Pages 134-156
- Marzieh Gheisari, Mahdieh Soleymani Baghshah, “Joint predictive model and representation learning for visual domain adaptation”, Pages 157-170
- A. Murat Yagci, Tevfik Aytekin, Fikret S. Gurgen, “Scalable and adaptive collaborative filtering by mining frequent item co-occurrences in a user feedback stream”, Pages 171-184

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5.9. Contents: Journal of Process Control
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Journal of Process Control
Volume 50
February 2017

- Yang Liu, Guoshan Zhang, Bingyin Xu, “Compressive sparse principal component analysis for process supervisory monitoring and fault detection”, Pages 1-10,
- Wei Wang, Lu Li, Dongteng Long, Jizhen Liu, Deliang Zeng, Can Cui, “Improved boiler-turbine coordinated control of 1000 MW power units by introducing condensate throttling”, Pages 11-18
- Rien Quirynen, Boris Houska, Moritz Diehl, “Efficient symmetric Hessian propagation for direct optimal control”, Pages 19-28
- N. Beniich, A. El Bouhtouri, D. Dochain, “Adaptive local tracking of a temperature profile in tubular reactor with partial measurements”, Pages 29-39, ISSN
- Shijian Dong, Tao Liu, Wei Wang, Jie Bao, Yi Cao, “Identification of discrete-time output error model for industrial processes with time delay subject to load disturbance”, Pages 40-55
- José L. Godoy, Jacinto L. Marchetti, Jorge R. Vega, “An integral approach to inferential quality control with self-validating soft-sensors”, Pages 56-65
- Cuiwei Liu, Yuxing Li, Liping Fang, Jinke Han, Minghai Xu, “Leakage monitoring research and design for natural gas pipelines based on dynamic pressure waves”, Pages 66-76

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5.10. Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Contributed by: AMCS, amcs@uz.zgora.pl

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)
2016, Volume 26, Number 4 (December)
Regular issue

CONTENTS
- Feldhusen K., Deiterding R. and Wagner C. A dynamically adaptive lattice Boltzmann method for thermal convection problems 735
- Oprzędkiewicz K., Gawin E. and Mitkowski W. Modeling heat distribution with the use of a non-integer order, state space model 749
- Avendaño-Garrido M.L., Gabriel-Argüelles J.R., Quintana-Torres L. and Mezura-Montes E. A metaheuristic for a numerical approximation to the mass transfer problem 757
- Janiszowski K.B. and Wnuk P. Identification of parametric models with a priori knowledge of process properties 767
- Domański A., Domańska J., Czachórski T. and Klamka J. The use of a non-integer order PI controller with an active queuemanagement mechanism 777
- Hajdu S. and Gáspár P. Reducing the mast vibration of single-mast stacker cranes by gain-scheduled control 791
- Jauberthie C., Travé-Massuyès L. and Verdière N. Set-membership identifiability of nonlinear models and related parameter estimation properties 803
- Kościelny J.M., Syfert M., Rostek K. and Sztyber A. Fault isolability with different forms of the faults–symptoms relation 815
- Hakem A., Cocquempot V. and Pekpe K.M. Switching time estimation and active mode recognition using a data projection method 827
- Tikhonenko O. and Kempa W.M. Performance evaluation of an M/G/n-type queue with bounded capacity and packet dropping 841
- Cera M. and Fedriani E.M. An advance in infinite graph models for the analysis of transportation networks 855
- Abdallah L. and Shimshoni I. Lookahead selective sampling for incomplete data 871
- Pérez E., Salamanca S., Merchán P. and Adán A. A comparison of hole-filling methods in 3D 885
- Karcz-Duleba I. The impatience mechanism as a diversity maintaining and saddle crossing strategy 905
- Bielecki W. and PałkowskiM. Tiling arbitrarily nested loops by means of the transitive closure of dependence graphs 919

Publisher: University of Zielona Góra and Lubuskie Scientific Society, Poland
ISSN: 1641-876X (print), 2083-8492 (online)
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Józef Korbicz
Website: www.amcs.uz.zgora.pl
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Scope: modern control theory and practice; artificial intelligence methods and their applications; applied mathematics and mathematical optimisation techniques; mathematical methods in engineering, computer science, and biology
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5.11. Contents: Control Engineering Practice
Contributed by: Martin Böck, cep@acin.tuwien.ac.at

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 59
February 2017

- M.R. Amini, M. Shahbakhti, S. Pan, J.K. Hedrick, Bridging the gap between designed and implemented controllers via adaptive robust discrete sliding mode control,Pages 1-15
- Luiz A. Maccari Jr., Humberto Pinheiro, Ricardo C.L.F. Oliveira, e Vinícius F. Montagner, Robust pole location with experimental validation for three-phase grid-connected converters,Pages 16-26
- Sarah Ben Othman, Hayfa Zgaya, Mariagrazia Dotoli, Slim Hammadi, An agent-based Decision Support System for resources' scheduling in Emergency Supply Chains,Pages 27-43
- Mustafa Sinasi AYAS, Ismail Hakki ALTAS, Fuzzy logic based adaptive admittance control of a redundantly actuated ankle rehabilitation robot,Pages 44-54
- Wen Tan, Yongkui Sun, Ishtiza Ibne Azad, Tongwen Chen, Design of univariate alarm systems via rank order filters,Pages 55-63
- M.A. Hamida, J. de Leon, A. Glumineau, Experimental sensorless control for IPMSM by using integral backstepping strategy and adaptive high gain observer,Pages 64-76
- Nguyen Gia Minh Thao, Kenko Uchida, A two-level control strategy with fuzzy logic for large-scale photovoltaic farms to support grid frequency regulation,Pages 77-99
- Carlos Arana, Simos A. Evangelou, Daniele Dini, Series Active Variable Geometry Suspension application to comfort enhancement,Pages 111-126
- Andrea Maria Zanchettin, Paolo Rocco, Motion planning for robotic manipulators using robust constrained control,Pages 127-136
- Won K. Ham, Minsuk Ko, Sang C. Park, A framework for simulation-based engine-control unit inspection in manufacturing phase,Pages 137-148
- Costas Vournas, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Theodoros Souxes, Transmission support using Wind Farm controls during voltage stability emergencies,Pages 100-110
- Thomas Schauer, Berno J.E. Misgeld, Fabio Previdi, Special Section: IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems –February 2017, Pages 149-150
- Juliana Almeida, Teresa Mendonça, Paula Rocha, Luís Rodrigues, Controller design for neuromuscular blockade level tracking based on optimal control,Pages 151-158
- Kamuran Turksoy, Iman Hajizadeh, Sediqeh Samadi, Jianyuan Feng, Mert Sevil, Minsun Park, Laurie Quinn, Elizabeth Littlejohn, Ali Cinar, Real-time insulin bolusing for unannounced meals with artificial pancreas,Pages 159-164
- Nor Azlan Othman, Paul D. Docherty, Nor Salwa Damanhuri, J. Geoffrey Chase, Tracking the progression to type 2 diabetes with a proportional-derivative insulin secretion model,Pages 165-172
- C. Brendle, K.-F. Hackmack, J. Kühn, M.N. Wardeh, T. Janisch, R. Kopp, R. Rossaint, A. Stollenwerk, S. Kowalewski, S. Leonhardt, M. Walter, B. Misgeld, Closed-loop control of extracorporeal oxygen and carbon dioxide gas transfer,Pages 173-182
- Saverio Farsoni, Marcello Bonfè, Luca Astolfi, A low-cost high-fidelity ultrasound simulator with the inertial tracking of the probe pose,Pages 183-193
- Anake Pomprapa, Steffen Leonhardt, Berno J.E. Misgeld, Optimal learning control of oxygen saturation using a policy iteration algorithm and a proof-of-concept in an interconnecting three-tank system,Pages 194-203
- Naji Alibeji, Nicholas Kirsch, Nitin Sharma, An adaptive low-dimensional control to compensate for actuator redundancy and FES-induced muscle fatigue in a hybrid neuroprosthesis,Pages 204-219

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5.12. Contents: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Lichen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.19, No.1 January, 2017
CONTENTS

[Regular Paper]
1. Paper Title: Mixed Event/Time-Triggered Static Output Feedback L2-Gain Control for Networked Control Systems (pages 1–10)
Authors: Sheng-Hsiung Yang and Jenq-Lang Wu
2. Paper Title: Stabilization for Switched LPV Systems with Markovian Jump Parameters and Its Application (pages 11–21)
Authors: Dong Yang and Jun Zhao
3. Paper Title: Frequency Interval Cross Gramians for Linear and Bilinear Systems (pages 22–34)
Authors: Ahmad Jazlan, Victor Sreeram, Hamid Reza Shaker, Roberto Togneri and Ha Binh Minh
4. Paper Title: Quadratic stabilizability and H∞ control of linear discrete-time stochastic uncertain systems (pages 35–46)
Authors: Xiushan Jiang, Xuemin Tian, Tianliang Zhang and Weihai Zhang
5. Paper Title: Robust Minimum Variance Lower Bound Estimation by Uncertainty Modeling Using Interval Type-2 Fuzzy set (pages 47–56)
Authors: Yousef Alipouri and Javad Poshtan
6. Paper Title: Design of Smith Predictor and Fuzzy Decoupling for Mimo Chemical Processes with Time Delays (pages 57–66)
Authors: M. Hamdy and A. Ramadan
7. Paper Title: Stabilization of Discrete-time Switched Systems with State Constraints Based on Mode-Dependent Average Dwell Time (pages 67–73)
Authors: Qingyu Su, Peipei Wang, Jian Li and Honghai Liu
8. Paper Title: Exponential Stability Analysis for Stochastic Delayed Differential Systems with Impulsive Effects: Average Impulsive Interval Approach (pages 74–86)
Authors: Fengqi Yao, Jinde Cao, Li Qiu and Pei Cheng
9. Paper Title: Finite-time Stability on a Class of Non-autonomous SICNNs with Multi-proportional Delays (pages 87–94)
Author: Yuehua Yu
10. Paper Title: Fixed-Time Consensus of Multi-Agent Systems with Directed and Intermittent Communications (pages 95–105)
Authors: Qingling Wang, Yuanda Wang and Changyin Sun
11. Paper Title: Stability and Control of Fractional Chaotic Complex Networks with Mixed Interval Uncertainties (pages 106–115)
Authors: Hao Zhang, Xing-yuan Wang and Xiao-hui Lin
12. Paper Title: Redundant Input Safety Tracking for Omnidirectional Rehabilitative Training Walker with Control Constraints (pages 116–130)
Authors: Ping Sun and Shuoyu Wang
13. Paper Title: Synchronization Criteria for Complex Dynamical Networks with State and Coupling Time-Delays (pages 131–138)
Author: Ali Kazemy
14. Paper Title: Improved Robust Stability Criteria for Time-Delay Lur'e System (pages 139–150)
Authors: Wenyong Duan, Xiaorong Fu, Zhengfan Liu and Xiaodong Yang
15. Paper Title: A Family of Robust Simultaneous Controllers With Tuning Parameters Design for a Set of Port-Controlled Hamiltonian Systems (pages 151–163)
Authors: Zhong Cao, Xiaorong Hou and Wenjing Zhao
16. Paper Title: New Finite Algorithm for Solving the Generalized Nonhomogeneous Yakubovich-Transpose Matrix Equation (pages 164–172)
Author: Masoud Hajarian
17. Paper Title: Practical Robust Neural Path Following Control for Underactuated Marine Vessels with Actuators Uncertainties (pages 173–187)
Authors: Guoqing Zhang and Xianku Zhang
18. Paper Title: An iterative approach to H−/H∞ Fault Detection Observer Design for Discrete-Time Uncertain Systems (pages 188–201)
Authors: Di Huang, Zhisheng Duan and Yuqing Hao
19. Paper Title: Anti-Synchronization and Intermittent Anti-Synchronization of Two Identical Delay Hyperchaotic Chua Systems Via Linear Control (pages 202–214)
Authors: Hong-Li Li, Zuolei Wang, Yao-Lin Jiang, Long Zhang and Zhidong Teng
20. Paper Title: Multiple Information Feedback Control Scheme for an Improved Car-Following Model (pages 215–223)
Authors: Ya-zhou Zheng, Rong-jun Cheng and Hong-Xia Ge
21. Paper Title: Robust Fault Detection for Discrete-Time Nonlinear Impulsive Switched Systems (pages 224–232)
Authors: Jian Li, Zhengfan Song and Qingyu Su
22. Paper Title: Nonlinear State Estimation and Control for Freeway On-Ramp Metering (pages 233–244)
Authors: H. Abouaïssa, H. Majid and D. Jolly
23. Paper Title: End-Point Regulation and Vibration Suppression of a Flexible Robotic Manipulator (pages 245–254)
Authors: Shuang Zhang and Deqing Huang
24. Paper Title: Real-Time Leak Isolation Based on State Estimation with Fitting Loss Coefficient Calibration in a Plastic Pipeline (pages 255–265)
Authors: Adrian Navarro, Ofelia Begovich, Juan Sánchez and Gildas Besancon
25. Paper Title: Type Number Based Steady-State Error Analysis on Fractional Order Control Systems (pages 266–278)
Authors: Jinwen Pan, Qing Gao, Jianbin Qiu and Yong Wang
26. Paper Title: Continuous Fractional-Order Sliding PI Control for Nonlinear Systems Subject to Non-Differentiable Disturbances (pages 279–288)
Authors: A. J. Muñoz-Vázquez, V. Parra-Vega and A. Sánchez-Orta
27. Paper Title: Minimal Volume Simplex (MVS) Polytopic Model Generation and Manipulation Methodology for TP Model Transformation (pages 289–301)
Authors: József Kuti, Péter Galambos and Péter Baranyi
28. Paper Title: Landing Auto-Pilots for Aircraft Motion in Longitudinal Plane using Adaptive Control Laws Based on Neural Networks and Dynamic Inversion (pages 302–315)
Authors: Mihai Lungu and Romulus Lungu
29. Paper Title: Non-Zero Sum Differential Games of Backward Stochastic Differential Delay Equations Under Partial Information (pages 316–324)
Authors: Shuang Wu and Lan Shu

[Brief Paper]
1. Paper Title: Stability Analysis and Design of Uncertain Discrete-time Switched Systems with Actuator Saturation Using Antiwindup and Multiple Lyapunov Functions Approach (pages 325–331)
Authors: Xinquan Zhang, Jun Zhao and Xiaoyin Li
2. Paper Title: Boundary Control of a Flexible Robotic Manipulator With Output Constraints (pages 332–345)
Authors: Zhijie Liu and Jinkun Liu
3. Paper Title: Observer-Based Adaptive L2 Disturbance Attenuation Control of Semi-Active Suspension with MR Damper (pages 346–355)
Authors: Ming-Xing Cheng and Xiao-Hong Jiao
4. Paper Title: Adaptive Observer for Simultaneous State and Parameter Estimations for an Output Depending Normal Form (pages 356–361)
Authors: Lei Yu, Gang Zheng and Driss Boutat
5. Paper Title: Simultaneous Actuator and Sensor Faults Reconstruction Based on Robust Sliding Mode Observer for a Class of Nonlinear Systems (pages 362–371)
Authors: Ali Ben Brahim, Slim Dhahri, Fayçal Ben Hmida and Anis Sellami
6. Paper Title: Integral Sliding Mode Fault-Tolerant Control for Spacecraft With Uncertainties and Saturation (pages 372–381)
Authors: Duan Wenjie, Wang Dayi and Liu Chengrui
7. Paper Title: Lower Eigenvalue Bounds on Summation for the Solution of the Lyapunov Matrix Differential Equation (pages 382–390)
Authors: Juan Zhang, Jianzhou Liu and Hao Huang
8. Paper Title: A Parameter Dependent Controller Design Approach for Delayed LPV System (pages 391–398)
Authors: Hai Yin, Jinwu Gao and Zhiyuan Liu
9. Paper Title: Finite-Time Sliding Mode Trajectory Tracking Control of Uncertain Mechanical Systems (pages 399–404)
Authors: Liang Sun and Zewei Zheng
10. Paper Title: Recursive Stochastic H2/H∞ Control Problem for Delay Systems Involving Continuous and Impulse Controls (pages 405–413)
Authors: Zhang Qixia and Sun Qiliang

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5.13. Contents: International Journal of Control
Contributed by: Bing Chu, b.chu@soton.ac.uk

International Journal of Control
Volume 90, Issue 2, 2017
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tcon20/current

- Novel distributed robust adaptive consensus protocols for linear multi-agent systems with directed graphs and external disturbances, Yuezu Lv, Zhongkui Li, Zhisheng Duan & Gang Feng, pages: 153-163
- Signed consensus problems on networks of agents with fixed and switching topologies, Juntao Li, Wenpeng Dong & Huimin Xiao, pages: 164-176
- The eXogenous Kalman Filter (XKF), Tor A. Johansen & Thor I. Fossen, pages: 177-183
- Closed-loop identification of unstable systems using noncausal FIR models, Khaled F. Aljanaideh & Dennis S. Bernstein, pages: 184-201
- Structurally variable control of time-varying Lurie systems, L.T. Gruyitch, Z.B. Ribar, Z.M. Bučevac & R.Ž. Jovanović, pages: 202-216
- A new decentralised controller design method for a class of strongly interconnected systems, Zhisheng Duan, Zhong-Ping Jiang & Lin Huang, pages: 217-233
- Fault detection and isolation for nonlinear non-affine uncertain systems via sliding-mode techniques, H. Ríos, E. Punta & L. Fridman, pages: 234-246
- Comments on ‘A new terminal sliding mode control for robotic manipulators’, Yuxin Su, pages: 247-254
- Adaptive output feedback control for a class of nonlinear systems with quantised input and output, Guangqi Li & Yan Lin, pages: 255-264
- Design and experimental evaluation of a dynamical adaptive backstepping-sliding mode control scheme for positioning of an antagonistically paired pneumatic artificial muscles driven actuating system, Ramhuzaini Abd. Rahman & Nariman Sepehri, pages: 265-290
- Sampled-data consensus of general linear multi-agent systems under switching topologies: averaging method, Xieyan Zhang & Jing Zhang, pages: 291-304
- A priori stability results for PFC, J. A. Rossiter, pages: 305-313
- A numerical method for solving a nonlinear 2-D optimal control problem with the classical diffusion equation, K. Mamehrashi & S.A. Yousefi, pages: 314-322
- Probabilistic estimation of the reachable set of model reference adaptive controllers using the scenario approach, Mario Luca Fravolini, Tansel Yucelen, Antonio Ficola & Marcello Rosario Napolitano, pages: 323-337
- Output tracking control for generalised high-order nonlinear system with serious uncertainties, Ting Li, Zong-Yao Sun & Shao-Hua Yang, pages: 338-349
- Robust adaptive control of strict-feedback nonlinear systems with unmodelled dynamics and time-varying delays, Xiaocheng Shi, Shengyuan Xu, Yongmin Li, Weimin Chen & Yuming Chu, pages: 350-363
- New control allocation algorithms in fixed point framework for overactuated systems with actuator saturation, Asim Kumar Naskar, Sourav Patra & Siddhartha Sen, pages: 364-372
- Stability and stabilisation for time-varying polytopic quadratic systems, Fu Chen, Shuigui Kang, Lixia Ji & Xiuzhen Zhang, pages: 373-383
- State unilateral tracking control of positive switched systems via designing a switching law, Juan Wang & Jun Zhao, pages: 384-392
- A sliding-mode observer for high-performance sensorless control of PMSM with initial rotor position detection, Oussama Saadaoui, Amor Khlaief, Moez Abassi, Abdelkader Chaari & Mohamed Boussak, pages: 393-408

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5.14. Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
Contributed by: Young Hoon Joo, journal@ijcas.com

Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS)
ISSN: 1598-6446
http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/12555

Vol. 15, No. 1, February 2017

Guest Edtiorial: Special Issue on Soft Robotics, Sungwan Kim pp.1-2

- Soft Robot Review, Chiwon Lee, Myungjoon Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Nhayoung Hong, Seungwan Ryu, H. Jin Kim, and Sungwan Kim* pp.3-15
- Design of an Optical Soft Sensor for Measuring Fingertip Force and Contact Recognition, Haedo Cho, Hyosang Lee, Yeongjin Kim, and Jung Kim pp.16-24
- Design and Fabrication of Twisted Monolithic Dielectric Elastomer Actuator, Ho Sang Jung, Sang Yul Yang, Kyeong Ho Cho, Min Geun Song, Canh Toan Nguyen, Hoa Phung, Uikyum Kim, Hyungpil Moon, Ja Choon Koo, Jae-Do Nam, and Hyouk Ryeol Choi* pp.25-35
- Development of a Transformable Wheel Actuated by Soft Pneumatic Actuators, Sung-Sik Yun, Jun-Young Lee, Gwang-Pil Jung, and Kyu-Jin Cho* pp.36-44
- An Electrical Model with Equivalent Elements in a Time-variant Environment for an Ionic-polymer-metal-composite System, Yi-chu Chang* and Won-jong Kim pp.45-53
- A Soft Robotics Nonlinear Hybrid Position/Force Control for Tendon Driven Catheters, Minou Kouh Soltani*, Sohrab Khanmohammadi, Farzan Ghalichi, and Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi pp.54-63
- Design of a Discrete Bending Joint Using Multiple Unit PREF Joints for Isotropic 2-DOF Motion, Jung-wook Suh and Ki-young Kim* pp.64-72
- Auxilio: A Portable Cable-Driven Exosuit for Upper Extremity Assistance, Igor Gaponov, Dmitry Popov, Seung Jun Lee and Jee-Hwan Ryu* pp.73-84
- Distributed Formation Control of Fractional-order Multi-agent Systems with Relative Damping and Communication Delay, Jing Bai, Guoguang Wen*, Yu Song, Ahmed Rahmani, and Yongguang Yu pp.85-94
- Robust Estimation Algorithm for Both Switching Signal and State of Switched Linear Systems, Zhaowu Ping, Chanhwa Lee, and Hyungbo Shim* pp.95-103
- Network-based Simultaneous H∞ Stabilization for Chemical Reaction Systems with Multiple Packet Dropouts, Yanfei Zhu and Fuwen Yang* pp.104-112
- Robust Finite-time Guaranteed Cost Control for Impulsive Switched Systems with Time-varying Delay, Guangdeng Zong*, XiaohongWang, and Haijuan Zhao pp.113-121
- Activation of Neuronal Ensembles via Controlled Synchronization, Gualberto Solis-Perales*, and Juan Gonzalo Barajas-Ramirez pp.122-128
- A New Predictive Motion Control of a Planar Vehicle under Uncertainty via Convex Optimization, Mohsen Ahmadi Mousavi*, Behzad Moshiri, and Zainabolhoda Heshmati pp.129-137
- Flocking for Multi-agent Systems with Optimally Rigid Topology Based on InformationWeighted Kalman Consensus Filter, Xiaoyuan Luo*, Xiaolei Li, Shaobao Li, Zhongping Jiang, and Xinping Guan pp.138-148
- Internal Model Control Based PID Tuning Using First-order Filter, Sahaj Saxena* and Yogesh V. Hote pp.149-159
- New H2 Filtering for Descriptor Systems: Singular and Normal Filters, Sahereh Beidaghi*, Ali Akbar Jalali, and Ali Khaki Sedigh pp.160-168
- On Generalized Controllability Canonical Form with Multiple Input Variables, Ning Cai* and M. Junaid Khan pp.169-177
- Global Finite-time Stabilization for a Class of High-order Nonlinear Systems with Multiple Unknown Control Directions, Jing Li, Jian Wu*, Xi Guo, Xiaobo Li, and Liefu Ai pp.178-185
- Rational Approximation of Fractional Order Systems by Vector Fitting Method, Bin Du, Yiheng Wei, Shu Liang, and Yong Wang* pp.186-195
- Adaptive Control of Pure-feedback Systems with Nonlinear Parameterization via Time-scale Separation, Mehrnoosh Asadi* and Heydar Toossian Shandiz pp.196-204
- Adaptive Consensus Control for Multiple Euler-Lagrange Systems with External Disturbance, Yang Liu* and Yingmin Jia pp.205-211
- Robust Adaptive Backstepping Control for an Uncertain Nonlinear System with Input Constraint based on Lyapunov Redesign, Fang Wang*, Qin Zou, and Qun Zong pp.212-225
- Integral Temporal Difference Learning for Continuous-Time Linear Quadratic Regulations, Tae Yoon Chun, Jae Young Lee, Jin Bae Park, and Yoon Ho Choi* pp.226-238
- Design of Sliding Mode Guidance Law with Dynamic Delay and Impact Angle Constraint, Hui-Bo Zhou*, Shen-Min Song, and Jun-Hong Song pp.239-247
- Information Filtering for Time-delay Systems, Hongguo Zhao* and Wei Wang pp.248-257
- A Study on Iterative Learning Control for Vibration of Stewart Platform, Byeongsik Ko, Jong-Wook Park*, and Dong W. Kim* pp.258-266
- Multiple Model Reduction Approach using Gap Metric and Stability Margin for Control Nonlinear Systems, Ali Zribi*, Mohamed Chtourou, and Mohamed Djemel pp.267-273
- L1 Control for Positive Markovian Jump Systems with Partly Known Transition Rates, Wenhai Qi* and Xianwen Gao pp.274-280
- Trajectory Tracking Control of Multirotors from Modelling to Experiments: A Survey, Hyeonbeom Lee and H. Jin Kim* pp.281-292
- Time-optimal Velocity Planning Along Predefined Path for Static Formations of Mobile Robots, Toni Petrinic*, Mi?el Brezak, and Ivan Petrovic pp.293-302
- A New Explicit Dynamic Path Tracking Controller Using Generalized Predictive Control, Mohamed Krid*, Faiz Benamar, and Roland Lenain pp.303-314
- Adaptive Iterative Learning Controller with Input Learning Technique for a Class of Uncertain MIMO Nonlinear Systems, Minsung Kim , Tae-Yong Kuc, Hyosin Kim and Jin S. Lee pp.315-328
- Robust Model Predictive Control of Biped Robots with Adaptive On-line Gait Generation
Reza Heydari and Mohammad Farrokhi* pp.329-344
- Simultaneous Braking and Steering Control Method based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Emergency Driving Support, Chulho Choi and Yeonsik Kang* pp.345-353
- Angle Estimation Error Reduction Method Using Weighted IMM and Least Squares, Seong Hee Choi, Taek Lyul Song* pp.354-361
- Finite-time H∞ Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Control for Wing Flutter of Reentry Vehicle Subject to Input Saturation, Ming-Zhou Gao and Guo-Ping Cai* pp.362-374
- Optimization of layout and path planning of surgical robotic system, Quoc Cuong Nguyen, Youngjun Kim and HyukDong Kwon* pp.375-384
- Local Stabilization of Polynomial Fuzzy Model with Time Delay: SOS Approach, Hamdi Gassara, Fatma Siala, Ahmed El Hajjaji*, and Mohamed Chaabane pp.385-393
- Community-based Informed Agents Selection for Flocking with a Virtual Leader, Nuwan Ganganath*, Chi-Tsun Cheng, Xiaofan Wang, and Chi K. Tse pp.394-403
- Neural Network Based Adaptive Fuzzy PID-type Sliding Mode Attitude Control for a Reentry Vehicle, Zhen Jin, Jiabin Chen*, Yongzhi Sheng, and Xiangdong Liu pp.404-415
- Design and Performance Analysis of Networked Predictive Control Systems Based on Input-Output Difference Equation Model, Zhong-Hua Pang*, Guo-Ping Liu, Donghua Zhou, and Dehui Sun pp.416-426
- Improved Adaptive Fuzzy Sliding Mode Controller for Robust Fault Tolerant of a Quadrotor, Saeed Barghandan, Mohammad Ali Badamchizadeh*, and Mohammad Reza Jahed-Motlagh pp.427-441
- Containment Control of Continuous-time Multi-agent Systems with General Linear Dynamics under Time-varying Communication TopologiesTopologies, Zhe Yang, Xiao-wu Mu* and Kai Liu pp.442-449
- Consensus of Multiple Euler-Lagrange Systems Using One Euler- Lagrange System’s Velocity Measurements, Shan Cheng*, Li Yu, Dongmei Zhang, and Jinchen Ji pp.450-456
- A Novel Particle Filter-based Digital Phase-locked Loop Robust Against Quantization Error, Jun Ho Chung, Sung Hyun You, Jung Min Pak, Jeong Hoon Kim, Myo Taeg Lim*, and Moon Kyou Song* pp.457-461
- Risk-sensitive Control of Markov Jump Linear Systems: Caveats and Difficulties, Jun Moon* and Tamer Basar pp.462-467
- An Improved ET-GM-PHD Filter for Multiple Closely-Spaced Extended Target Tracking, Jinlong Yang*, Peng Li, Le Yang, and Hongwei Ge pp.468-472
- Feasibility Study on Magnetically Steerable Guidewire Device for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Semi Jeong, Hyunchul Choi, Gwangjun Go, Cheong Lee, Seong Young Ko, Jong-Oh Park*, and Sukho Park* pp.473-479

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5.15. CFP: IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics
Contributed by: Xiang Chen, xchen@uwindsor.ca

IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics (http://www.ieee-asme-mechatronics.org/) has a Call for Papers for Focused Section: http://ieee-asme.ee.boun.edu.tr/sites/default/files/2018Feb_FocusedSecti...

FS on Sensing and Perception Systems for Intelligent Manufacturing (SPIM)

Guest editors:
XIANG CHEN, University of Windsor, Canada, xchen@uwindsor.ca
SONG ZHANG, Purdue University, U.S.A., szhang15@purdue.edu
J.M.P. GERAEDTS (JO), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, J.M.P.Geraedts@tudelft.nl

Submission deadline: March 1, 2017
Intended Publication Time: February 2018

This topic is of great relevance to the control community. Please consider submitting your work to this Focused Section. Also please feel free to contact the guest editors for any questions you might have.

Xiang Chen, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4

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5.16. CFP: International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications
Contributed by: Xiang Chen, xchen@uwindsor.ca

International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications (IJIRA) is a new Springer journal founded by Prof. Kok-Meng Lee (http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/journal/41315). The journal currently has Call for Papers for a Focused Section (FS):http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/journal/41315?detailsPage=press

FS on Sensing and Perception for Autonomous and Networked Robotics

Guest editors:
XIANG CHEN, University of Windsor, Canada, xchen@uwindsor.ca
MATHIEU GROSSARD, CEA, LIST, Interactive Robotics Lab., France, mathieu.grossard@cea.fr
NAOYUKI KUBOTA, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, naokubota@nifty.com
DIRK WOLLHERR, Technische Universität München, Germany, dw@tum.de
SIMON YANG, University of Guelph, Canada, syang@uoguelph.ca
SONG ZHANG, Purdue University, U.S.A., szhang15@purdue.edu

Submission deadline: February 1, 2017
Intended Publication Time: November 2017

This topic is of great relevance to the control community. Please consider submitting your work to this Focused Section. Also please feel free to contact the guest editors for any questions you might have.

Xiang Chen, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4

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5.17. CFP: IEEE Design & Test
Contributed by: Anuradha Annaswamy, aanna@Mit.edu

IEEE Design & Test Call for Contributions to
Special Issue on Cross-layer Design of Cyber-Physical Systems

Submission Deadline: 30 June, 2017

Topics of Interest:
This special issue will be on problems and innovative solutions on cross-layer design of all forms of cyber-physical systems. Solutions involving any two or more layers of design abstraction are welcome. The solicited topics include, but are not limited to:
• Model-based design of control systems
• Algorithm/architecture co-design for CPS
• Model-based testing of control software
• Formal verification of control software
• Modeling and verification of hybrid systems
• Cross-layer design for semiconductor reliability
• Scheduling for embedded control systems
• Control and vision, camera-based systems
• Applications in automotive, avionics, robotics, smart buildings, medical devices, automation

Important Dates:
• Manuscript submission: 30 June, 2017
• First round of reviews: 30 September, 2017
• Second round of reviews: 15 January, 2018
• Final manuscripts due: 28 February, 2018

Submission Guidelines:
Submission guidelines for IEEE D&T papers: http://ieee-ceda.org/publications/d-t/paper-submission
Use submission category “Cross-layer-CPS” and submit via https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dandt

Guest Editors:
Anuradha Annaswamy (aanna@mit.edu), MIT, USA
Samarjit Chakraborty (samarjit@tum.de), Technical University of Munich, Germany
Jian-Jia Chen (jian-jia.chen@cs.uni-dortmund.de), Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
Devendra Rai (devendra.rai@de.bosch.com), Bosch Corporate Research, Germany

Special Issue Theme:
Cyber-physical systems are characterized by a tight coordination between control algorithms, models of physical systems being controlled and the hardware/software platforms on which these controllers are implemented. Such control systems are typically designed in multiple layers – at the top layer are high-level models (usually control algorithms), followed by software code generated from these models, below which is an operating system, which runs on a hardware platform often consisting of multiple processors connected by a communication architecture on which tasks and messages are scheduled.

Why cross-layer design? Most often, each of these layers are designed independently by different groups with completely different sets of expertise – control theorists, compiler designers, software engineers, operating system designers, embedded systems designers, computer architects, circuit designers and semiconductor experts. These multiple layers of abstraction with well-defined interfaces allow these groups to work independently, partition the entire design problem into manageable areas of expertise and have led to the phenomenal advancement in general purpose computing. However, when it comes to more specialized application domains – such as embedded controllers arising as hardware/software systems in automobiles, industrial automation systems, robots and a huge variety of other domains – these independently designed layers pose a serious problem.

Cross-layer design for CPS: For example, a vast majority of control algorithms at the high-level models layer are designed with idealistic assumptions, such as sensor values being instantaneously available to the controller, computing the control law takes zero (negligible) time, unbounded numerical precision, and that the underlying computational platform is perfect (free of any errors). As implementation platforms become more complex and distributed, these assumptions are increasingly not true. As a result, a provably “optimal” controller at the model level might not perform as desired in a concrete implementation. This results in significant ex post facto integration, testing and debugging efforts. For complex embedded control systems, it is well known that often more than 50% of the design effort is spent in integration, which has additional implications like problems with certification (especially for safety-critical systems), overprovisioning of resources, and inflexible designs. This problem is slowly extending to the circuit and semiconductor level because of semiconductor aging, soft errors and manufacturing variabilities stemming from semiconductor scaling. As a result, the underlying hardware platform in the future cannot assumed to be “fault free” and this has to be accounted for at the higher layers of design abstraction.

This special issue: The aim of this special issue is to highlight different aspects of this problem and discuss cross-layer design solutions for the design of cyber-physical systems. All layers of design abstraction – starting from high-level models, to software code, operating systems, architectures, and finally to circuits and semiconductors – are relevant for this special issue.

The term “cross-layer” should be interpreted in the broadest possible sense and may include any application domain such as automotive, transportation systems, building technologies, industrial automation systems and smart grids. In any of these domains, there is a potential “mismatch” between high-level algorithms or control strategies and their implementation platforms. Any technique to reconcile such mismatch may be classified as “Cross-layer design for CPS” and would be relevant for this special issue.

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6. Conferences

6.1. American Control Conference
Contributed by: Belinda Batten, belinda.batten@oregonstate.edu

2017 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE
Seattle, Washington USA, May 24-26, 2017

The 2017 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 24-26, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in the heart of Seattle, Washington. The conference venue is near restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, just a walk to the Seattle Waterfront, Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, and the Washington State Ferries.

The ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC, the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC)). National and international society co-sponsors of ACC include American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Applied Probability Society (APS), American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), IEEE Control Systems Society (IEEE-CSS), International Society of Automation (ISA), Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), and Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

The 2017 ACC technical program will include regular and invited sessions, tutorial sessions, and special sessions along with workshops and exhibits.

Plenary and semi-plenary lectures will be provided by:
Prof. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Prof. James Rawlings, University of Wisconsin, USA
Prof. Harry Asada, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Javad Lavaei (2016 Eckman Award Winner), University of California, Berkeley, USA
Prof. Jacquelien Scherpen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Details can be found on the conference web site at
http://acc2017.a2c2.org

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6.2. International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Contributed by: Youmin Zhang, ymzhang@encs.concordia.ca

Youmin Zhang, ymzhang@encs.concordia.ca

Last Call-for-Papers: 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'17) (http://www.uasconferences.com)

On behalf of the ICUAS'17 Organizing Committee, this is to invite you to submit your contributions to the 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS'17, http://www.uasconferences.com, to be held on June 13-16, 2017 in the luxurious Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL, USA (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/miabb-miami-marriott-biscayne-bay/). The conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE CSS and RAS, and several other organizations.

The ICUAS'17 will be started on June 13 with a Workshop/Tutorial day, followed by a three-day technical Conference on June 14-16. Judging from the interest ICUAS has drawn over the past eight years and its growth, ICUAS’17 is again expected to continue on this path and attract the highest number of participants from academia, industry, federal and state agencies, government, the private sector, users, practitioners and engineers who wish to be affiliated with and contribute technically to this highly demanding and rapidly evolving and expanding field. Details may be found at http://www.uasconferences.com and related links. ICUAS’17 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, a non-profit organization; Information about the organization may be found at www.icuas.com.

The theme of ICUAS’17 will focus on the very challenging and timely topic of ‘networked unmanned systems’. National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities are working towards defining roadmaps of UAS expectations, technical requirements and standards that are prerequisite to their full utilization, as well as legal, policy and ethical issues. The next generation of UAS is expected to be used for a wide spectrum of civilian and public domain applications. Challenges to be faced and overcome include, among others, see-and-avoid systems, robust and fault-tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications, levels of autonomy, manned-unmanned swarms, network-controlled swarms, as well as challenges related to policies, procedures, regulations, safety, risk analysis assessment, airworthiness, certification issues, operational constraints, standardization and frequency management, all of paramount importance, which, coupled with ‘smart’, ‘environmentally friendly’, "reliable" cutting edge technologies will pave the way towards full integration of UAS with manned aviation and into the respective national airspace.

ICUAS’17 aims at bringing together different groups of qualified military and civilian representatives worldwide, organization representatives, funding agencies, industry and academia, to discuss the current state of UAS advances, and the roadmap to their full utilization in civilian and public domains. Special emphasis will be given to current and future research opportunities, and to ‘what comes next’ in terms of the essential technologies that need to be utilized to advance further UAS.

Conference topics include (but not limited to): Airspace Control; Integration; See-and-Avoid Systems; Airspace Management; Interoperability; Security; Airworthiness; Levels of Safety; Sensor Fusion; Air Vehicle Operations; Manned/Unmanned Aviation; Simulation; Autonomy; Micro- and Mini- UAS; Smart Sensors; Biologically Inspired UAS; Navigation; Standardization; Certification; Networked Swarms; Swarms; Control Architectures; Payloads; Technology Challenges; Energy Efficient UAS; Path Planning; Training; Environmental Issues; Regulations; UAS Applications; Fail-Safe Systems; Reliability of UAS; UAS Communications; Frequency Management; Risk Analysis; UAS Testbeds.

Unmanned system collaboration and coordination, cooperative/formation control, validation and verification and unmanned system design for assured autonomy, are topics of great interest to ICUAS’17.

Through Keynote addresses, round table panel discussions and presentations, it is expected that the outcome of the Conference will be a clear understanding of what industry, military, civilian, national/international authorities need, and what are the crucial next steps that need to be completed before UAS are utilized in everyday life applications.

Important Dates: (Please check the latest information at http://www.uasconferences.com)
February 12, 2017: Full Papers/Invited Papers/Tutorial Proposals Due
April 14, 2017: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
May 5, 2017: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers
April 14 – May 5, 2017: Early Registration

Paper Submission:
All papers must be submitted and uploaded electronically. Go to https://contols.papercept.net. Click on the link “Submit a Contribution to ICUAS’17” and follow the steps. The paper format must follow IEEE paper submission rules, two-column format using 10 point fonts, Times New Roman. The maximum number of pages per submitted paper is 10. For accepted papers, up to two additional pages will be permitted for a charge of $100 per additional page. Illustrations and references are included in the page count. Invited and Special Sessions: Proposals for invited/special sessions must be submitted/uploaded electronically. A Summary Statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, invited paper titles and author names must be uploaded electronically by February 12, 2017. In addition, authors must submit FULL versions of invited papers electronically, through https://contols.papercept.net. Each paper must be marked as 'Invited Session Paper'. Workshops/Tutorials: Proposals for workshops/tutorials should contain title, the list of speakers, and extended summaries (2000 words) of their presentations. Proposals must be sent by e-mail to the Tutorial/ Workshop Chair by February 12, 2017. Paper Review Process: All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process coordinated by the Program Chairs, Advisory Committee Members, IPC members and qualified reviewers. Authors will be notified of results at the latest by April 14, 2017. Accepted papers must be uploaded electronically no later than May 5, 2017. Authors are encouraged to accompany their presentations with multimedia material, which will be included in the Conference Digital Proceedings. Conference Proceedings will be acquired by IEEE and they appear in IEEE Xplore.

Welcome and look forward to receiving your contributions and seeing you at the ICUAS'17!

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6.3. International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication, and Signal Processing
Contributed by: Antonio Visioli, antonio.visioli@unibs.it

3rd International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication, and Signal Processing
Funchal, Portugal
24-26 May 2017
http://www.ebccsp2017.org

Important Dates/Deadlines:
Submission of regular and special sessions papers February 26, 2017
Notification of acceptance of regular and special sessions papers April 9, 2017
Submission of work-in-progress papers April 11, 2017
Notification of acceptance of work-in-progress papers April 18, 2017
Final manuscripts due for€“ regular and special sessions April 23, 2017
Final manuscripts due for€“ work-in-progress papers April 23, 2017

The aim of the EBCCSP17 conference series is to provide a platform for the research communities that work in diverse application areas of the event-based paradigm to exchange new research results and ideas to explore synergies and foster scientific advancement.

Main topics and submission areas are:
Event-based control & systems
event based communication, computing & systems
event-based signal processing & systems
discrete event systems

EBCCSP17 will feature keynote lectures by:
- Laurent Fesquet, GIPSA-Lab - Grenoble INP, France
Title: From Events to Data-Driven Processing
- Bengt Lennartson, Chalmers University, Sweden
Title: Efficient Computation of Optimal Supervisory Control Problems

SOLICITED PAPERS:
Research papers reporting on new developments in technological sciences. Industry and development papers reporting on actual developments of technology, products, systems and solutions. Tutorial and survey papers. Work-in-progress papers. In addition, EBCCSP 2017 solicits proposals for special session in areas relevant to the conference themes. Please consult the conference web page for more details.

SUBMISSION TYPES:
Two types of submissions are solicited: Long Papers (regular and special sessions) - 8 double-column pages. Work-in-Progress Papers - limited to 4 double-column pages. For further details, please consult the conference web site.

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS
Proposals are sought for workshops to address cutting edge research and developments in technological sciences in the technical scope of the EBCCSP 2017 Conference.
The Workshop Day will be held on May 23, 2017. For details see the web site

ORGANIZERS

General Co-Chairs
Carlos Couto, University of Minho, Portugal
Marek Miskowicz, AGH Univ. of Science & Technology, Poland

Organizing Chair
Richard Zurawski,  ISA Group, USA & AGH Univ. of Science & Technology, Poland

Program Committee Chairs
Nicolas Marchand, GIPSA-Lab - Grenoble INP, France
Antonio Visioli, University of Brescia, Italy

Work-in-Progress Chairs
Bernhard Moser, SCCH, Austria
Mikhail Simonov, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy

Special Session Chairs
Amir Aminifar, EPFL, Switzerland
Andrzej Pawlowski, UNED, Spain

CONTACT INFORMATION
E-mail: contact@ebccsp2017.org

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6.4. International Conference on Information Fusion
Contributed by: Zhansheng Duan, zsduan@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

20th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2017)
July 10-13, 2017
Xi’an, China
URL: http://www.fusion2017.org

The International Conference on Information Fusion is a premier forum for interchange of the latest research in information fusion and discussion of its impacts on our society. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to report on the latest scientific and technical advances. Authors are invited to submit papers describing advances and applications in information fusion.

Fusion 2017 will be held in Xi’an, China at the Wyndham Hotel on July 10–13, 2017. Xi’an is the best representative city of Ancient China It has more than 3100 years of history Since the 11th century BC it had been China's Capital for more than 1100 years under 13 dynasties, including several most important ones such as Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang. Xi'an was the root of the Silk Road, which connected the East and the West, and is the home of the world-famous Terracotta Army of more than 2200 years ago. In modern times, Xi'an has re-emerged as the center of the northwest China.

Topics of interest
1. Theory and Representation: Probability theory, Bayesian inference, fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, Dempster-Shafer theory, belief functions, logic-based fusion and preference aggregation, random sets, finite set statistics, topic modeling.
2. Algorithms: Registration, detection, localization and signal processing, automatic target recognition and classification, nonlinear filtering, tracking and data association, automated situation assessment, prediction, pattern and behavioral analysis, distributed fusion process and sensor resource management.
3. Solution Paradigms: Sequential inference, data mining, graph analysis, machine learning, ontology.
4. Data Specific Processing and Fusion: Image and video, radar, passive sensors; soft data sources.
5. Modeling, simulation and evaluation: Target and sensor modeling, benchmarks, testbeds, fusion performance modeling and evaluation.
6. Applications: Aided fusion, sensor networks, persistent surveillance, defense and intelligence, security, robotics, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, economics and financial, environmental monitoring, medical care, bioinformatics.

20th Anniversary Forum: Fusion 2017 will organize a special forum to celebrate the 20th anniversary. Candidate topics include: the (early) history of the Fusion Conferences and ISIF, significant achievements and major challenges of fusion research representative successful applications of fusion technologies, future trend and development of fusion research and technologies.

Paper Submissions: Prospective authors are invited to submit papers electronically via the system found at the conference web page. Paper templates and submission instructions will be available at the conference website. Paper submissions are due by 1 March 2017 and should be no more than ten pages in length. There will be a charge for each additional page beyond eight pages. All papers must be approved for public release via the appropriate procedure of their employers/funding agencies prior to submittal. The research papers published in Fusion proceedings had been indexed by EI. All accepted papers must be written in English and will be published in Fusion conference proceedings, which will be indexed by EI and IEEE Xplore.

Special Session Proposals: Proposers are invited to submit via the conference web page the theme of the special session as well as a list of possible committed papers. Proposals for special sessions are due by 1 February 2017. Papers for special sessions must also be submitted for review by 1 March 2017.

Tutorial Proposals: The first day of the conference will be devoted to tutorials on information fusion. Proposals for tutorials are invited. A title and description of the tutorial and biographical sketch of the instructor are due via the conference web page by 1 February 2017.

Student Paper Program: Fusion 2017 is featuring a student paper program to encourage the involvement of young engineers and scientists in information fusion. Conference fees will be discounted for all student attendees. Further details will be available at the conference website.

Important Deadlines:
Special session proposals, tutorial proposals February 1, 2017
Full paper submission March 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance May 1, 2017
Final paper submission, early registration June 1, 2017

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6.5. Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
Contributed by: Didier THEILLIOL, didier.theilliol@univ-lorraine.fr

25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation - MED'17
Valletta, Malta
July 3-6, 2017
https://www.um.edu.mt/events/med2017/

Important Dates/Deadlines:
Full Papers / Invited Sessions / Tutorial Proposals: February 6, 2017
Acceptance / Rejection Notification: April 17, 2017
Upload Final Papers: May 5, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: May 5, 2017

The theme of MED’17 centers on control and automation challenges and opportunities in the 21st century and on control of autonomous systems. MED’17 spans four full days. July 3 is devoted to Tutorials and Workshops, followed by the three day technical conference on July 4-6. The conference, through its technical program and keynote presentations, will provide a unique opportunity for the academic, research and industrial community to address new challenges, share solutions and discuss future research directions. A broad range of topics is proposed, following current trends of combining control and systems theory with hardware/software and communication technologies, as well as new developments in robotics and mechatronics, autonomous systems, unmanned systems, cyber physical systems, network controlled systems, with the goal of strengthening cooperation of control and automation scientists with industry.

MED’17 will feature keynote lectures by:
- Professor Raffaello D’Andrea from the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH);
- Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield;
- Professor Marios Polycarpou from the KIOS Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks at the University of Cyprus.
For topics of interest please visit the conference website.

Paper Submission:
The Program Chairs are soliciting contributed technical papers for presentation at the Conference and publication in the Conference Digital Proceedings. All papers must be submitted and uploaded electronically. Go to https://controls.papercept.net. Click on the link “Submit a Contribution to MED’17” and follow the steps. The paper format must follow IEEE paper submission rules, two-column format using 12 point fonts, Times New Roman. The maximum number of pages per submitted paper is 6. Up to two additional pages will be permitted for a charge of 100 € per additional page. Illustrations and references are included in the page count.

Invited and Special Sessions:
Proposals for invited and special sessions by topic of interest must be submitted and uploaded electronically. A Summary Statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, invited paper titles and author names must be uploaded electronically by February 6, 2017. In addition, authors must submit full versions of invited papers electronically, through https://controls.papercept.net. Each such paper must be marked as 'Invited Session Paper'

Workshops – Tutorials:
Proposals for workshops - tutorials should contain the title of the session, the list of speakers, and extended summaries (2000 words) of their presentations. Proposals must be sent by e-mail to the Tutorial and Workshop Chair by February 6, 2017.

Paper Review Process:
All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process coordinated by the Program Chairs, Advisory Committee Members, IPC members and qualified reviewers.
Authors are encouraged to accompany their presentations with multimedia material (i.e. videos), which will be included in the Conference Digital Proceedings. Conference Proceedings will be acquired by IEEE and appear in IEEE Xplore.

For information and details about the Conference, contact by e-mail the General or Program Chairs (med2017@um.edu.mt).

Important Dates/Deadlines:
Full Papers / Invited Sessions / Tutorial Proposals: February 6, 2017
Acceptance / Rejection Notification: April 17, 2017
Upload Final Papers: May 5, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: May 5, 2017

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6.6. IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control
Contributed by: José García-Tirado, ieeeccac2017@gmail.com

Second Call for Papers
3rd IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control 2017

Scope: The 3rd IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control (CCAC) will be held on October 18-20, 2017 in Cartagena-Colombia. The objective of the Conference is to gather academic and industrial researchers and practitioners, to discuss the state of the art, research and developments in advance control-robotics and its applications for sharing and encouraging technology development in Colombia and the Latin American region. The thematic emphasis of the Conference will be covering the theory, the implementation issues and the experiences related to the applications of control, automation and robotics methods in research, academy and industry. The main topics for the event include, but are not limited to, the following:

Applied control for industrial and non-industrial areas, applied control for robots, hybrid systems, intelligent control, mechatronics, mobile robots, modeling of dynamic systems, multi-robot systems, process and power systems, process automation, process optimization, sensing and sensor fusion, system identification, systems and signals, control in power electronics and electrical drives.

Important Dates:
- May 9, 2017 Papers submission deadline
- June 30, 2017 Papers acceptance notification
- August 11, 2017 Final manuscripts in camera-ready format

Paper submission: The program committee invites you to submit 4 to 6 pages long papers in English or Spanish through www.ieeeccac2017.org

Submitted papers to CCAC must be original, not previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere and must not be submitted to any other event or publisher during the entire review process. IEEE policy regarding plagiarism and duplicate submission/publication will be strictly enforced. The paper format and submission instructions are available at www.ieeelarc.org. All articles will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Only English versions will be published in IEEEXplore.

Venue: The conference will be held at Cartagena de Indias, city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and capital of the Bolívar Department. It is the fifth-largest city in Colombia and the second largest in the region, after Barranquilla. The Cartagena urban area is also the fifthlargest urban area in the country. Economic activities include maritime and petrochemicals industry, as well as tourism. During the colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire. It was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. In 1984, Cartagena's colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (further details soon).
Contact: Additional details and Conference updates are available at: http://www.ieeeccac2017.org
Inquiries and doubts about the Conference may be addressed to: info@ieeeccac2017.org

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6.7. Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Contributed by: Xinghuo Yu, x.yu@rmit.edu.au

Call-for-Papers

2017 43rd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017)
October 29- November 1, 2017, Beijing, China.
http://www.iecon2017.com

You are cordially invited to submit your contributions to IECON 2017, to be held on October 29-November 1, 2017 in Beijing, China.

IECON 2017 focuses on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation, and computational intelligence. The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science, technology and fellowship. The main features of the conference include Plenary Speeches, Invited Talks, Regular Sessions, Special Sessions, Tutorials, Industry Forum, Student & Young Professionals Forum, covering a wide range of fields in Energy, Control, Mechatronics and Robotics, and Information and Communication Technologies.

The world’s industry, researchers and academia are cordially invited to participate in this exciting event and enjoy the wonderful city of Beijing – the heart of China, for its beauty, history and hospitality.

Important dates:
Special Session Proposals: 15 February 2017
Contributed Papers: 17 April 2017
Tutorial Proposals: 15 May 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 3 July 2017
Final Submission Due: 15 August 2017
Early Registration Closes: 15 August 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please visit http://www.iecon2017.com

Welcome and look forward to receiving your contributions and attendance to the IECON 2017!

General Co-Chairs, IECON 2017
Xinghuo Yu, Jinhu Lu, Kamal Al-Haddad, Luis Gomes

Program Co-Chairs, IECON 2017
Huijun Gao, Juan J. Rodriguez-Andina, Mariusz Malinowski, Yousef Ibrahim, Milos Manic, Yin Shen

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6.8. Asian Control Conference
Contributed by: Ljubo Vlacic, l.vlacic@griffith.edu.au

The 2017 Asian Control Conference – ASCC 2017
Gold Coast Australia, 17 – 20 December 2017
https://www.ascc2017.com/

The Asian Control Conference will be held immediately after CDC 2017. If you will be attending CDC 2017 till 15 December you can then make your way from Melbourne to Gold Coast on Sunday, 17 December and enjoy the ASCC Welcome Reception there.

Simultaneously with ASCC2017, the Australian & New Zealand Control Conference – ANZCC 2017 will also be held at the same venue, the award winning Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The ANZCC 2017 details can be obtained from http://anzcc.org.au/ANZCC2017/

The City of Gold Coast is a celebrated holiday experience set on one of Australia’s most spectacular natural stages. From pure, adrenalin-packed fun to natural indulgence, the contrasts of Australia’s Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could desire in one friendly place. A high quality accommodation at a special discount rate has been negotiated for the conference participants.

The ASCC conference series has been recognised as a premier scientific event of the Asia-Pacific region aimed at advancing control systems theory and practice. It hosts control systems scientists, researchers, students and practitioners in exchanging their ideas and recent results. The ASCC 2017 Proceedings will be published in Xplore.

Important Dates:
Regular Papers (drafts) 10 July 17
Invited Session Proposals 10 July 17
Workshop Proposals 10 July 17
Author notifications 22 September 17
Early Registration 22 September 17
Final Papers 01 October 17

The ASCC 2017 looks forward welcoming you at Australia’s Gold Coast.

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6.9. Australian and New Zealand Control Conference
Contributed by: Ljubo Vlacic, l.vlacic@griffith.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand Control Conference - ANZCC 2017
Gold Coast,17-20 December 2017
http://anzcc.org.au/ANZCC2017/

The 2017 Australian and New Zealand Control Conference (ANZCC 2017) will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Asian Control Conference (https://www.ascc2017.com/) in the City of Gold Coast from 17 to 20 December 2017 i.e. immediately after CDC 2017.

Every effort will be made towards avoiding overlapping between ANZCC 2017 keynote sessions and ASCC 2017 keynote sessions. Moreover, ANZCC 2017 and ASCC 2017 social functions will be jointly held to enable full interactions among ANZCC 2017 participants and ASCC 2017 participants. The effort towards organising ANZCC 2017 and ASCC 2017 simultaneously with each other will be underpinned by specially designed and attractive registration package for those wishing to attend both events.

Apart from traditional paper types, ANZCC 2017 will also be accepting presentation-only papers. Presentation only papers will not be included in the Conference Proceedings. However, they will be a part of the Conference Program (if accepted) and their abstracts will be included in the Book of Abstracts which will be distributed to the conference participants.

ANZCC 2017 will provide a forum for Australian and New Zealand researchers, students and control engineers from universities, industry and government organisations to exchange ideas and recent results, as well as discuss current problems arising in control engineering research and industrial practice. International contributions are encouraged and will be solicited for.

Important Dates:
Draft papers: 17 July 2017
Invited session proposals: 17 July
Author notification: 20 September
Final papers: 01 October
Post-conference workshops: 21-24 December

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6.10. ACM/IEEE International Conference Hybrid Systems Computation and Control
Contributed by: Necmiye Ozay, necmiye@umich.edu

20th ACM/IEEE International Conference Hybrid Systems Computation and Control (HSCC 2017) @ CPSWeek

Call for posters and demos

HSCC 2017 is the 20th in a series of conferences on all aspects of hybrid systems. It is dedicated to advancing design and analysis techniques that bridge control theory and computer science, and is expanding to new domains in security and privacy, and in systems biology. The conference covers the range from theoretical results to practical applications and experiences in cyber-physical systems (CPS), mixed signal circuits, robotics, infrastructure networks, and biological models. For more information on submission and topics of interest, see the conference website: http://hscc2017.ece.illinois.edu/.

Posters presented at the conference will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to interact with researchers in an informal setting. Posters may be about already accepted papers, ongoing research projects, or they may preview late-breaking results. Demos will give the audience an up-close look at tools and techniques, and offer an interactive experience with the demonstrated entities. The selection criteria for acceptance will comprise novelty, technical merit, relevance to HSCC and, especially for demos, details on the presentation. Accepted posters and demos will be listed on the conference website and as such will not appear on the conference proceedings.

These sessions are an excellent way to exchange ideas and for presenters to obtain feedback from the attendees. We encourage submissions from authors with accepted papers in HSCC2017 as this offers an alternative channel for dissemination. A best poster/demo prize will be awarded and announced during the conference and on the website. At least one author for every accepted poster/demo will be required to register and attend the conference.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: Monday, February 13th, 2017.
Acceptance notification: Monday, February 27th, 2017.
Conference: April 18th-20th, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Submissions:
Submissions consist of an extended abstract of no more than two pages in the ACM template at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.

Posters:
Poster abstracts should report preliminary research work and case studies. Poster presentations do not have to describe completed work. An easel will be provided for all posters.

Demos:
Demo abstracts should describe both the technology that will be presented, as well as the user interface. Tables, power, and wireless connectivity will be provided. If a demo requires additional special arrangements, please describe them clearly along with your submission.

To submit, send the pdf via email starting the subject line with "HSCC17 Poster: " or "HSCC17 Demo: " to the Poster/Demo Chair Akshay Rajhans (akshay.rajhans at mathworks dot com).

Any questions should be addressed to the Poster/Demo Chair.

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6.11. International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Contributed by: Hye-Soo Kim, conference@icros.org

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

Call for Papers: http://icros.org/data/download/ICCAS2017/ICCAS2017_CFP.pdf

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.

IMPORTANT DATES
Proposal for Invited/Organized Session (Mini-symposium)
- June 10, 2017: Submission deadline
Regular Papers (3 - 6 pages) & Invited/Organized Session Papers (1 - 6 pages)
- June 15, 2017: Submission deadline
- 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

PLENARY SPEAKERS
- Richard D. Braatz (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., USA)
- Reza Moheimani (Univ. of Texas, USA)
- Antonella Ferrara (Univ. of Pavia, Italy)
- Huijun Gao (Harbin Inst. of Tech., China)
- Atsuo Takanishi (Waseda Univ., Japan)

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

Organized by Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS)

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6.12. Focus Period/Workshop on Large-Scale and Distributed Optimization
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer, rantzer@control.lth.se

The LCCC Linnaeus center - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems is announcing a Focus Period on Large-Scale and Distributed Optimization from May 29 to June 30, 2017 with a workshop in the middle. Confirmed invited speakers include Francis Bach (France), Amir Beck (Israel), Stephen Boyd (USA), Anders Hansson (Sweden), Mikael Johansson (Sweden), Laurent Lessard (USA), Angelia Nedich (USA), Asu Ozdaglar (USA), Pablo Parrilo (USA), Panagiotis Patrinos (Belgium), Lin Xiao (USA), Russel Luke (Germany) and Holger Rauhut (Germany).

The aim of the focus period is to bring together leading researchers from different communities to create exciting cross-fertilization and new ideas. At any particular time, there will be room for up to 10 visiting scholars. A typical visit will be 3 weeks, either beginning or ending with the workshop week. Invitation as visiting scholar includes free accommodation and workshop registration. Interested visitors are encouraged to contact Pontus Giselsson <pontusg@control.lth.se> or Anders Rantzer <rantzer@control.lth.se>.

For more information, see http://www.lccc.lth.se/index.php?page=june-2017-optimization.

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6.13. International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics
Contributed by: Pawel Dworak, pawel.dworak@zut.edu.pl

22nd International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics
28-31 August 2017
Amber Baltic Hotel, Międzyzdroje, Poland

It is our great pleasure to invite You to participate in the 22nd International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, MMAR 2017 to be held in Międzyzdroje, Poland, from August 28th to August 31st, 2017.

The Conference will be a good opportunity for highlighting the new results and directions of Automatic Control theory, technology and applications. As such, it mainly will concentrate on the following key points:
– emphasis on invited lectures including plenaries,
– industry participation promotion,
– attract young people to study and work in the field.

The participants of the 22nd International MMAR Conference will have the opportunity to take part in the wide spectrum of categories for technical presentations, including plenary lectures, regular papers of both lecture and poster session types, and panel discussion. We look forward to seeing our old and new friends in Poland. You are kindly invited to participate in the 22nd International MMAR Conference in Międzyzdroje, Poland.

Important Dates: (Please check the latest information at www.mmar.edu.pl)
6 March 2017 – Full Paper Submission
15 May 2017 – Notification of Acceptance
26 June 2017 – Author Registration and Payment
3 July 2017 – Camera-Ready Paper Submission

The proceedings of the conference will be submitted for review and approval for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library
and will be submitted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (ISI Web of Science).

For more information see http://www.mmar.edu.pl

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6.14. International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology
Contributed by: Antonis Papachristodoulou, antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk

Designing and implementing effective feedback control in living cells has the potential to dramatically change biotechnology and synthetic biology. However, before this potential is realised, a number of theoretical and practical challenges must be addressed, which lie at the interface between control engineering and synthetic biology.

This will be the topic of an International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology, which will be held on the 17th and 18th July 2017 at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Philip House, London, UK. This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them. An exceptional group of speakers, world leaders in synthetic biology and control engineering, will present recent progress, identify challenges and share their vision of where synthetic biology is headed and how the control engineering community can contribute to delivering its promise.

This follows on from a previous very successful event that we organised at the University of Oxford a couple of years ago: http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Workshop_on_Control_Engineering....

This event is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under projects EP/M002454/1 and EP/M002187/1.

Please visit
http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/SynBioControl2017
for more information and to register.

Filippo Menolascina, Antonis Papachristodoulou and Guy-Bart Stan

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6.15. International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems Special Session: “Smart Energy Systems”
Contributed by: Alessandro Abate, aabate@cs.ox.ac.uk

Dear colleague,

I would like to draw your attention on a special session on ``Smart Energy Systems’’, to be organised at the upcoming International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST17):

http://www.qest.org/qest2017

We hope to attract top researchers and high-quality submissions. I would like to kindly ask you to share the invitation with colleagues working in the area of the conference and on the specific topic. Please find a description of the session below and a link to the conference CfP. Should you have any questions, please let me or the conference organisers know.

Smart Energy Systems over the Cloud:

We solicit contributions dealing with quantitative analysis, verification, and performance evaluation of models of networks of smart devices interconnected physically and over the cloud, and in particular within the technological context of smart energy, dealing with smart buildings, the smart grid, or with modern power networks. Instances of problems of interest are energy management in smart buildings, demand response over smart grids, or frequency control over power networks. We are interested in configurations related to cyber-physical systems, of systems of systems, and of the Internet of things, and on models encompassing continuous and digital components, and uncertainty (either environmental, adversarial, or probabilistic).

http://www.qest.org/qest2017/call-for-papers.html

Alessandro Abate, aabate@cs.ox.ac.uk

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7. Positions

7.1. PhD: Imperial College London, UK
Contributed by: Thulasi Mylvaganam, thulasi.mylvaganam06@imperial.ac.uk

PhD Studentship in Nonlinear Control

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on distributed control for nonlinear systems within the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London.

Distributed systems are ubiquitous: teams of (aerial) robots, wind farms or dynamic sensor networks are just a few examples. Designing controllers for such systems is an important topic within control theory. To increase the autonomy of distributed systems it is crucial to develop novel methods for efficient and effective cooperative, distributed control.

The goal of the PhD studentship is to develop novel methods for designing distributed controllers for general, nonlinear systems, which include multi-agent systems such as teams of (aerial) robots. The developed methods will be based on a rigorous system theoretic approach typical of control systems. The student will therefore be required to gain familiarity and expertise in several topics within and related to control systems theory (including nonlinear control theory, linear algebra, optimization, game theory etc.)

Imperial College is consistently ranked as one of top universities in the world and top 3 universities within the UK. In 2016/17 Imperial ranked 9th in the world in the QS and 8th in the world in the THE rankings. It has been ranked as the most innovative university in Europe. Imperial staff and alumni include 15 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 70 Fellows of the Royal Society, 82 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 78 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The student will benefit from this dynamic environment and from the unique facilities offered by Imperial College London.

Applicants should have a keen interest and solid background in Control Engineering and Mathematics and have experience with using MATLAB. Knowledge of Nonlinear Control is preferable.
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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/requirements/pgacademic/).

“Funding is available for UK citizens and EU citizens. The studentship is for 3.5 years starting as soon as possible and will provide full coverage of tuition fees and a tax-free stipend.”

Applications will be assessed as received and all applicants should follow the standard College application procedure (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/howtoapply).

Informal enquiries and requests for additional information for this post can be made to: Dr Thulasi Mylvaganam via email: thulasi.mylvaganam06@imperial.ac.uk.

To apply, please go to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/how-to-apply/
Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Ms Lisa Kelly by email at l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: Open until filled
Start Date: As soon as possible

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7.2. PhD: CNES and CRAN, France
Contributed by: Marion Gilson, marion.gilson@univ-lorraine.fr

PhD CNES and CRAN (CNRS, Université de Lorraine, Nancy)
SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION FOR ATTITUDE CONTROL OF SATELLITES

Description
The validation of the attitude control algorithms uses high fidelity simulators with the most accurate possible models of satellite dynamics and orbital environment. Some parameters of these models are nevertheless difficult to identify on ground (disturbing torques amplitude, satellite inertia, flexible modes characteristics), or are submitted to large uncertainties. To get more accurate numerical values, flight telemetry can be used, but the identification process is complex due to physical characteristics of the measurements (low sampling rate, noise, bias etc) and due to operational constraints: the necessary attitude profiles allowing the observability of the parameters cannot always be performed (out of flight envelop profiles, or mission interruption required). In some other more critical cases, accurate identification of the parameters is a pre-requisite for the attitude control feasibility: for example, on very low altitude orbits a small knowledge error on the position of the center of mass can lead to a non-optimal guidance profile, with respect to aerodynamic disturbances and to the loss of the satellite due to actuator saturations. Finally, on elliptic orbit with very low perigee, the disturbing torques change rapidly and it would be interesting to compute a time-variant control law adapting to amplitude and frequency changes of the disturbances in satellite frame. To this aim, one needs to identify time-varying models.

From a theoretical point of view, accurate parametric identification of “grey box” models, the search of optimal inputs (for excitation signals generation) and time-varying parameters model identifications are topics of great interest in academic research, also with more and more numerous industrial applications. A lot of methodological and numerical tools exist that can better meet the requirements.

The PhD objectives are to develop new closed-loop identification techniques for time-varying parameters, either for the validation of attitude control laws with more accurate models of the satellite dynamics and environment or for adaptive control laws design.

The foreseen tasks are the following:
1. Closed-loop recursive identification of time-varying parameter grey box models by using telemetry: design of new algorithms and comparison to existing ones (Kalman filters for example). This problem raises several open questions, as the choice of nonlinear functions for domains where the physical behavior is more difficult to know. This choice is often the result of a trade-off between model flexibility and parsimony. Model flexibility allows the model to include complex nonlinear phenomena, whereas parsimony aims at using the minimum number of parameters to model these nonlinear phenomena. Once this choice is done, the relevant parametric estimation method must be developed and the (in-) validation of the obtained model performed. Besides, some critical aspects of grey box identification will be studied: identifiability and sensitivity analysis of physical parameters, robustness of the proposed algorithms to initial conditions or measurement noise, or computation of uncertainty regions for the estimated parameters.
2. Input signal selection: as the model can be accurately identified only if the input/output data contain enough information, the selection of suitable excitation inputs for identification of closed-loop and time-varying system is an important issue.
Implementation and validation of the new approach with real flight telemetry, and comparison with existing tools

Desired profile
Master in automatic control

The PhD program period is 3 years, starting early 2017.
Closing date for applications
20.01.2017

Structure description
Host Laboratory : Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN)
Lab Promotors : Marion GILSON - marion.gilson@univ-lorraine.fr, Hugues GARNIER - hugues.garnier@univ-lorraine.fr
CNES Promotor : Christelle PITTET - christelle.pittet@cnes.fr

Requests for further information should be sent to marion.gilson@univ-lorraine.fr and christelle.pittet@cnes.fr and include:
1. Covering/Motivation letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact details of two academic referees.

Website: https://cct.cnes.fr/system/files/these_identif_SCAO_0.pdf

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7.3. PhD: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Roland Toth, r.toth@tue.nl

Phd Position: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Roland Toth, r.toth@tue.nl

Two Phd Positions are available at the Control Systems Group of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands:

PhD position #1: AUTOMATED SYSTEMATIC LPV MODELING
PhD position #2: SYSTEM ORIENTED LPV CONTROL DESIGN

Project description:

Linear Parameter-Varying (LPV) systems are flexible mathematical models capable of representing Nonlinear (NL)/Time-Varying (TV) dynamical behaviors of complex physical systems (e.g., wafer scanners, car engines, chemical reactors), often encountered in engineering, via a linear structure. The LPV framework provides computationally efficient and robust approaches to synthesize digital controllers that can ensure desired operation of such systems - making it attractive to (i) high-tech mechatronic, (ii) automotive and (iii) chemical-process applications. Such a framework is important to meet with the increasing operational demands of systems in these industrial sectors and to realize future technological targets. However, recent studies have shown that, to fully exploit the potential of the LPV framework, a number of limiting factors of the underlying theory ask a for serious innovation, as currently it is not understood how to (1) automate exact and low-complexity LPV modeling of real-world applications and how to refine uncertain aspects of these models efficiently by the help of measured data, (2) incorporate control objectives directly into modeling and to develop model reduction approaches for control, and (3) how to see modeling & control synthesis as a unified, closed-loop system synthesis approach directly oriented for the underlying NL/TV system. Furthermore, due to the increasingly cyber-physical nature of applications, (4) control synthesis is needed in a plug & play fashion, where if sub-systems are modified or exchanged, then the control design and the model of the whole system are only incrementally updated. This project aims to surmount Challenges (1)-(4) by establishing an innovative revolution of the LPV framework supported by a software suite and extensive empirical studies on real-world industrial applications; with a potential of technological innovation in the high-impact industrial sectors (i)-(iii).

The PhD positions are within the scope of the APROCS (Automated Linear Parameter-Varying Modeling and Control Synthesis for Nonlinear Complex Systems) initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and it aims to overcome the fundamental limitations of the current LPV framework listed by Challenges (1)-(4).

Phd project #1 focuses on automated systematic LPV modeling to develop (1) systematic tools for converting first-principle models of complex dynamical systems, described by nonlinear/time-varying ODE’s and PDE’s, to low complexity, but exact LPV descriptions, (2) in case of unknown dynamical relations, complete the resulting models by powerful data-driven techniques building on the fusion of system identification and machine learning methods, (3) achieve control / objective oriented embedding of the dynamics of the to be modeled system together with simulation relation based verification methods, (4) achieve incremental modeling with plug & play properties.

Phd project #2  focuses on system oriented LPV control design to develop a (1) radical paradigm-shift based LPV control design framework, where the control synthesis focuses on the resulting controlled behavior (open or closed loop) with the targeted physical system, providing directly a NL/TV controller, i.e., the LPV concept is used as a solution approach for the underlying optimization problem. This requires the development of (2) novel stability and performance concepts and corresponding synthesis techniques with also an (3) objective of achieving incremental synthesis with plug & play properties.

Candidate profile:
* strong background in systems and control, mathematics (complex functional analysis, abstract algebra), statistics (for position #1), signal processing and electrical machines or mechanical engineering.
* solid programming skills in C++, DSpace, Mathematica and/or Matlab
* good communicative skills, and the attitude to partake successfully in the work of a research team.
* good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).
* should have completed, or about to complete, a Bachelors/Masters/Honours degree in Systems and Control, Electrical Eng., Mech. Eng. or related areas

Starting date (intended):
1 September, 2017

Please send a complete CV as well as your motivation letter and transcripts to dr. R. Toth (r.toth@tue.nl) with a subject of "Phd position.”

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7.4. PhD: University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany
Contributed by: Gunther Reissig, gunther2014@reiszig.de

PhD position: Formal methods in control (Munich, Germany)

University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Institute of Control Engineering

We invite applications for a doctoral researcher position in the field of formal methods in control. The successful candidate is expected to advance theory of as well as computational methods for abstraction-based controller synthesis, to a degree that facilitates routine, fully automated, practical application of the approach to nonlinear continuous-state plants and complex specifications. The focus is on synthesis algorithms that are both efficient and formally correct.

The project involves theoretical work, algorithm and software development, and, on a small scale, experimental work. There is no teaching requirement and no coursework to be completed. Competitive salary is offered according to the tariff ``TVOeD Bund, E 13''.

Required qualifications:
* MSc degree (or equivalent, giving access to doctoral studies) in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. Students about to complete their MSc will also be considered.
* Excellent academic record, showing a strong theoretical/mathematical background and a strong interest in dynamical systems.
* Proficiency in programming (C or Ada/SPARK).
* Excellent communication skills in English (CEFR level C1).

In addition, experience in one of the following fields would be a plus: Set-valued or validated numerics; dynamic programming; formal methods in control; reactive synthesis; professional-grade software development.

Your complete application consists of the following documents, which should be sent as a single PDF file to the email address given below (deadline: Feb 15, 2016):
* CV with photo
* One-page cover letter (clearly indicating available start date as well as relevant qualifications, experience and motivation)
* University certificates and transcripts (both BSc and MSc degrees)
* Contact details of up to three referees
* Possibly an English language certificate and a list of publications

All documents should be in English, with the exception of university certificates and transcripts, which may also be in German. The position is open to applicants worldwide; no special security clearance necessary.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Gunther Reissig
http://www.reiszig.de/gunther/
Email: gunther2014@reiszig.de, Subject: PhD ref 1077

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7.5. PhD: Southern Illinois University, USA
Contributed by: Arash Komaee, akomaee@siu.edu

We are searching for a PhD student to work on a funded research assistant position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, IL, USA. The position is available for Fall 2017 and contingent on satisfactory performance and fulfillment of the department requirements can be extended to the duration of study.

The position is in the general area of dynamical systems and control with an emphasis on magnetic control of micro-robots. Applicants with a BS degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering are preferred but those with a background in electrical engineering are also considered. A relevant MS degree is a definite advantage. Applicants must demonstrate strong courage for independent experimental work in the lab, in addition to interest in theory development.

Interested applicants are invited to send their application or inquiries to Dr. Arash Komaee at akomaee@siu.edu. A complete application package includes a Curriculum Vitae, name and contact information of three references, a brief description of the applicant's research interests, GRE score, and TOEFL/IELTS score for international applicants.

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7.6. PhD: Lehigh University, USA
Contributed by: Eugenio Schuster, schuster@lehigh.edu

PhD Positions in Modeling and Control of Distributed Parameter Systems

Two fully funded PhD positions in the general area of Control Systems are available within the Laboratory for Control of Complex Physical Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University. PhD candidates should have an undergraduate, or preferably a Masters degree, in engineering, physics or applied math. A solid mathematical and physical background is required together with a broad education in control systems. Some demonstrated research experience is a plus. The candidates should be interested in doing research in the general area of modeling and control of distributed parameter systems with applications to magnetohydrodynamic flows and plasmas.

Lehigh University, founded in 1865, is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 75 miles southwest of New York City. It offers an inspiring academic environment, excellent education, state-of-the-art research and computer facilities, very competitive economic conditions (tuitions, stipend, housing, health insurance) for graduate students, and great career opportunities after graduation. More information can be found at http://www1.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate.

Candidates interested in being part of this educational and research opportunity are encouraged to send by e-mail their Curriculum Vitae to Prof. Eugenio Schuster at schuster@lehigh.edu.

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7.7. PostDoc: The Ohio State University, USA
Contributed by: Mingjun Zhang, zhang.4882@osu.edu

PostDoc: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

We have a funded two-year post-doc position to work on optimal control for a bio-inspired autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The AUV has been built and tested for underwater exploration using a simple closed-loop control. We are interested in developing advanced optimal control algorithm for energy-efficient propulsion, and have been investigating new theoretical optimal control methods to integrate hydrodynamics and feedback control for energy-efficient trajectory tracking.

Candidates with background in mathematics and theoretical control are highly encouraged to apply.

Please send your CV to Mingjun Zhang: zhang.4882@osu.edu

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7.8. PostDoc: I3S Laboratory, France
Contributed by: Maria João Rendas, rendas@i3s.unice.fr

A post-doc position (for 6 months, possibly extended for a longer period) at the I3S Laboratory at Sophia Antipolis (France) is opened, to work on the development of modelling tools for early detection of abnormal athletic dynamic evolutions. The study is carried in close collaboration with an International Sports Federation, and will build on a large database of past and ongoing performance of top-ranking athletes.

The candidate should have strong competences in statistical machine learning and modelling and is expected to develop the associated software tools (in Matlab in the development phase).

The position is available immediately and the application will stay open until a suitable candidate is found.

Applications (including CV and a cover letter of motivation) should be sent to rendas@i3s.unice.fr and pronzato@i3s.unice.fr. Applicants willing to have additional information are invited to contact us directly by email.

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7.9. PostDoc: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Roland Toth, r.toth@tue.nl

Postdoc Position: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

A postdoctoral position is available at the Control Systems Group of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands:

Linear Parameter-Varying (LPV) systems are flexible mathematical models capable of representing Nonlinear (NL)/Time-Varying (TV) dynamical behaviors of complex physical systems (e.g., wafer scanners, car engines, chemical reactors), often encountered in engineering, via a linear structure. The LPV framework provides computationally efficient and robust approaches to synthesize digital controllers that can ensure desired operation of such systems - making it attractive to (i) high-tech mechatronic, (ii) automotive and (iii) chemical-process applications. Such a framework is important to meet with the increasing operational demands of systems in these industrial sectors and to realize future technological targets. However, recent studies have shown that, to fully exploit the potential of the LPV framework, a number of limiting factors of the underlying theory ask a for serious innovation, as currently it is not understood how to (1) automate exact and low-complexity LPV modeling of real-world applications and how to refine uncertain aspects of these models efficiently by the help of measured data, (2) incorporate control objectives directly into modeling and to develop model reduction approaches for control, and (3) how to see modeling & control synthesis as a unified, closed-loop system synthesis approach directly oriented for the underlying NL/TV system. Furthermore, due to the increasingly cyber-physical nature of applications, (4) control synthesis is needed in a plug & play fashion, where if sub-systems are modified or exchanged, then the control design and the model of the whole system are only incrementally updated. This project aims to surmount Challenges (1)-(4) by establishing an innovative revolution of the LPV framework supported by a software suite and extensive empirical studies on real-world industrial applications; with a potential of technological innovation in the high-impact industrial sectors (i)-(iii).

The position is within the scope of the APROCS (Automated Linear Parameter-Varying Modeling and Control Synthesis for Nonlinear Complex Systems) initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and it aims to overcome the fundamental limitations of the current LPV framework listed by Challenges (1)-(4).

This 3 years Postdoc position focuses on model reduction approaches to be developed both in the time and frequency domain that aim at complexity reduction of converted LPV first-principle models by balancing the trade-off between complexity and accuracy in terms of the control/user objectives. This concept of reduction is drastically different from the available literature and require fundamentally new concepts to take into account: (1) the true underlying behavior of the represented NL/TV system, (2) how closed-loop measures of control performance effect the trade-offs and (3) how to achieve joint state-order and scheduling complexity reduction which represent two complementary sources of complexity. A thorough (4) understanding of LPV models in the frequency domain is also intended to be developed. This challenging objective would allow the generalization of powerful design concepts of controller tuning and performance specifications together with stability results and model reduction methods in the LTI case to the LPV case.

Candidate profile:
* strong background in systems and control, mathematics (complex functional analysis, abstract algebra), signal processing and electrical machines or mechanical engineering.
* solid programming skills in C++, DSpace, Mathematica and/or Matlab
* good communicative skills, and the attitude to partake successfully in the work of a research team.
* good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).
* should have completed, or about to complete, a PhD degree in Systems and Control

Starting date (intended):
1 September, 2017

Please send a complete CV as well as your motivation letter and transcripts to dr. R. Toth (r.toth@tue.nl) with a subject of "Postdoc position.”

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7.10. PostDoc: Clemson University
Contributed by: Human Resources, none@given.com

Clemson University: College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Automotive Engineering
Post Doctoral Fellow - Automotive Engineering

Location: 4 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

The ideal candidate will work in a highly engaging research environment together with other faculty and graduate students. He/She will conduct the research with the PI – including both theory and experiments (30%), will assist with student advising (10%), will write technical reports and papers (25%), present research results (5%), and help manage the battery lab (10%), and help with proposal writing (20%).

QUALIFICATIONS
PhD degree (or are about to graduate) in mechanical, electrical aerospace engineering, applied mathematics or statistics. Demonstrated proficiency with writing technical research papers

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To submit your application, please upload an updated CV with a list of publications via Interfolio. Questions should be directed to Prof. Onori (sonori@clemson.edu). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted via email.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/b92dhw7kt7

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7.11. PostDoc: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Contributed by: ShiNung Ching, shinung@wustl.edu

Postdoctoral Opening: Optimal Control of Neural Activity

Postdoctoral positions are available at Washington University in St. Louis in the area of control and optimization with applications in brain dynamics. This position is a part of an NIH BRAIN initiative-funded project on stimulation protocols for neuron-level control.

Current neurostimulation technologies provide substantial capability to manipulate the activity in neuronal networks. However, several key challenges remain, including handling many degrees of freedom with (usually) only a few stimulating actuators. This project will involve the development and implementation of optimal control methods for the precise manipulation of neuronal activity at the level of neurons and networks thereof. Candidates should have a strong background in the general areas of systems theory, control engineering, machine learning and/or optimization. Prior experience in neuroscience is not needed, but a general interest/curiosity about brain dynamics is a plus!

This project will be jointly supervised by Profs. ShiNung Ching and Jr-Shin Li in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Washington University. Interested applicants should send a CV and brief description of interests and goals to (shinung@wustl.edu) and (jsli@wustl.edu). Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, until the positions are filled.

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7.12. PostDoc: University of Illinois, USA
Contributed by: Naira Hovakimyan, nhovakim@illinois.edu

We are seeking an outstanding post-doctoral researcher to join the Advanced Controls Research Lab at Mechanical Science and Engineering of University of Illinois. The candidate is expected to be an exceptional team player with strong background in mathematics and deep interest in applications. The work will be focused on optimization, robust control and machine learning. He/she will need to work with interdisciplinary group of students, publish rigorously and provide support for development of research program.

To apply for the position, please send an email to nhovakim@illinois.edu, summarizing your interest and your CV, including at least three references.

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7.13. PostDoc: Grenoble University, France
Contributed by: Christophe Prieur, christophe.prieur@gipsa-lab.fr

Postdoc in signal processing and estimation of the magnetic heading, at Grenoble University, France.

This work will be conducted in collaboration between an academic lab (Gipsa) and the SYSNAV company. The candidat should have a PhD in signal processing (filtering, estimation) or control theory (observers, nonlinear dynamics).

See
http://www.gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr/~christophe.prieur/Offers/postdoc1.pdf
for more information on this position.

Advisors: Nicolas Le Bihan and Christophe Prieur
Salary: 2025 euros/month after taxes (gross: 2515 euros).
Dates: beginning: Sept. or Oct 2017, for one year. The position may be closed before if a competent candidate has applied.

How to apply: Applications should be declared before the 1st of June and include a detailed resume, the CV and a list of (at least) two references to one of the advisors

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7.14. PostDoc: Inria, France
Contributed by: Andrey POLYAKOV, andrey.polyakov@inria.fr

Postdoc Position in Automatic Control (Inria, Lille, France)

Research Topic:
Control problems for separated turbulent flow are of great interest in the view of many modern challenges. For example, aerodynamic losses are believed to be one of the main source of energy wastage for a vehicle at speeds higher than 50km/h. According to the existing ecological estimates, the reduction of these losses at 25% will decrease pollutions for more than $10^7$ tonnes of $CO_2$ per year. Optimization of the vehicles shapes is one of possible solution for reducing aerodynamic losses (or drag) caused by the turbulence related mechanisms such as flow separation on the vehicle. When the incoming flow is unsteady, active control strategies become important. Postdoc research is devoted to a design of feasible control algorithms for separated (turbulent) flows.

Applicants must have PhD degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics (with experience in automatic control) or in Control Engineering (with good mathematical skills)

How to apply?
Please do send (before 1 May 2017) your CV, list of publications and a motivation letter to Andrey Polyakov (andrey.polyakov@inria.fr) or Jean-Pierre Richard (jean-pierre.richard@ec-lille.fr).  We will contact you no later 15 June 2017 if your application will be accepted.

Duration : 12 months (possibly 18 months)
Starting date of the contract : autumn 2017
Salary: approx. 2 600 euros brut

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7.15. Research Fellow: Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory, Singapore
Contributed by: Lihua Xie, ELHXIE@ntu.edu.sg

Job Title: Research Fellow
Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Job Description:
The project is concerned with vehicle navigation and target tracking with collision avoidance in cluttered environments for automatic guided vehicle (AGV). Such AGVs rely on a variety of sensors (e.g. LiDAR, UWB, IR and/or camera) in order to navigate safely in dynamic and cluttered indoor environments. The main goal is to develop reliable and accurate sensing systems and algorithms for detection, tracking and classification of both moving and stationary obstacles in the vicinity of a moving unmanned vehicle.

Working at Smart Manufacturing track of Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems, the research fellow will be part of a large and world-leading research team in networked control and autonomous systems. The research work will include sensing system and algorithm development, perception, system integration, simulations and testing for obstacle avoidance and navigation in cluttered environments. We aim to develop efficient and scalable algorithms to consolidate data from multiple heterogeneous sensors. These algorithms will allow us to detect and track targets more accurately by making full use of the information available from onboard sensors and sensors installed in environments.

Requirement:
1.Candidate must have a PhD degree in engineering.
2.Extensive research experiences in related fields: Sensor fusion, Indoor localization, Advanced control algorithm
3.Strong at signal processing and estimation, algorithms development and implementation, data modelling and perception.
4.Experiences in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM).
5.Knowledge of wireless sensing and communication network.
6.Excellent team-work and communication skills, preferably with engineering project management experience.
7.Excellent problem formulation and problem solving skills.
8.Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen.

Relevant experiences or skills in one or more of the following areas will be a plus:
1.Excellent programming skills in C/C++ and MATLAB.
2.Experiences in multi-sensor systems (e.g., electromechanical systems, actuators, sensors, control theory, autonomous systems, state machines) development.
3.Has patent or product development experience

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates please send your CV/resume to: Prof. Xie Lihua through E-mail: ELHXIE@ntu.edu.sg

Electronic submission of application is highly encouraged.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview.
Application closes when the positions are filled.

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7.16. Research Fellow: University of Melbourne, Australia
Contributed by: Michael Cantoni, cantoni@unimelb.edu.au

Research Fellow Positions: University of Melbourne, Australia.

Two post-doctoral positions are available to work on systems and control theory research that is relevant to the automation of large-scale gravity-powered water distribution networks. The ideal candidate has a PhD in engineering or applied mathematics, and expertise in one or more of the following topics:
(i) Modelling, identification and feedback control of distributed-parameter systems;
(ii) Robust control with decentralized information;
(iii) Fault monitoring and performance analysis for large-scale systems;
(iv) Robust / stochastic MPC for constrained control in the presence of uncertainty;
(v) Structured and distributed computation for optimization; and/or
(vi) Hierarchical control and scheduling for dynamical systems.

Both positions are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, for up to 24 months.

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017.

For more details, including how to apply, search jobs.unimelb.edu.au for "systems and control" or "0042604".
http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/889885/research-fellow-in-systems-...

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7.17. Visiting Professor: LCCC Linnaeus Center, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer, rantzer@control.lth.se

Visiting professor

The LCCC Linnaeus center - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems - is announcing sabbatical support for visiting professors during 2017-18. The support covers accommodation and office space, plus a partial salary contribution. Please contact LCCC director Anders Rantzer <rantzer@control.lth.se> for further details.

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7.18. Faculty: University of Rhode Island, USA
Contributed by: Haibo He, he@ele.uri.edu

Faculty Position Announcement - Robotics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, USA

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Electrical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017. We are particularly interested in candidates working in one or more areas of robotics including, but not limited to, industrial robots, mobile robots, or autonomous vehicles and drones, and who have some background in control theory. A doctorate in Electrical Engineering or closely related field is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses and establish a high-quality, externally-funded, research program.

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering offers programs leading to the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The interdisciplinary nature of our Department will provide the new faculty member with opportunities to interact with a broad range of colleagues. A brand-new 195,000 square foot engineering building has recently been approved (construction to start in 2016) will provide an excellent environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations.

The University of Rhode Island is a comprehensive doctoral research, Land Grant, Sea Grant and Urban Grant University. URI College of Engineering offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, stresses links between diverse fields of inquiry, and values outreach, scholarship, and laboratory-based learning. The University of Rhode Island is a medium-sized public university located near the southeastern end of the state and picturesque New England. The main campus is located in Kingston, an established, family-friendly, small community only five miles from the Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island’s proximity to the ocean moderates its weather compared to other New England States. The region offers excellent outdoor recreational activities, good public school systems, and ready access by car or public transportation to Providence, Boston, New Haven, and New York City metropolitan areas and airports.

Required Qualifications
1. An earned doctorate in electrical engineering or closely related field at the time of appointment.
2. Demonstrated record of scholarly activity in one or more areas of robotics, including, but not limited to, industrial robots, mobile robots, or autonomous vehicles and drones.
3. Demonstrated background in control systems.
4. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups.
5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
6. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in robotics
2. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in control theory.
3. Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
4. Demonstrated ability to develop an externally funded research program.

First consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 15, 2017. The anticipated start date is August 2017, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a complete curriculum vitae including the full contact information for at least three professional references; (3) a narrative, limited to two pages, describing your research and how it relates to the required qualifications; (4) a narrative, limited to one page, describing your teaching background, philosophy, and preferences, including existing courses in our department and new courses you might develop. Submit applications on-line at https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1921. Additional information is available at the URI Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering web site, www.ele.uri.edu. Questions about the position can be forwarded to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Richard Vaccaro, vaccaro@ele.uri.edu.

We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. We are committed to building a multicultural work force and strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply. The University of Rhode Island is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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7.19. Faculty: Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Contributed by: Hiro Mukai, facsearch@ese.wustl.edu

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Washington University in St. Louis
Electrical and Systems Engineering

The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for faculty positions at all levels, for fall 2017. The Electrical & Systems Engineering department enjoys a new building, Preston M. Green Hall, with state-of-the-art facilities. Candidates should be exceptionally strong, possess novel and creative visions of research, and commit gladly to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They should have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related fields.

Technical areas of interest include, but are not limited to, applied physics, integrated circuits, nano devices, device packaging, imaging, signal processing, cyber-physical systems, control systems, operations research, optimization, applied mathematics, and applied statistics. Applications include biomedicine, robotics, financial engineering, and modeling of physical and complex systems. Successful candidates are expected to conduct high-quality research and teaching, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in department and university service.

Applications will be accepted immediately, and interviews will begin after January 1, 2017. The details of the application process and necessary documents are found at the following site:
http://ese.wustl.edu/aboutthedepartment/Pages/faculty-openings.aspx

Washington University in St. Louis is a medium-size private university, which is 19th in the national university ranking and 14th in the undergraduate teaching ranking, both according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Employment eligibility verification required upon employment.

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7.20. Faculty: Universite Grenoble Alpes, France
Contributed by: Christophe Prieur, christophe.prieur@gipsa-lab.fr

Associate Professor (maitre de conferences) position at Universite Grenoble Alpes, France, in Automatic Control department. For more information, please visit

https://t.co/Nm1bJFuSPh

Do not hesitate to contact the research and training contacts indicated in the previous link.
Apply on GALAXIE:
https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_recrute...
before the 30th of March.

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7.21. Research Engineer/Scientist: AreteX Systems, USA
Contributed by: Behnood Gholami, bgholami@aretexeng.com

Research Engineer/Scientist: Signal Processing and Machine Learning

AreteX Systems, a medical technology startup company accelerating the use of information technology in healthcare, has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer/Scientist in its office located in the New York City area. The position involves developing signal processing and machine learning algorithms for innovative biomedical technologies. We are looking for a self-motivated, highly talented individual with an excellent background in control systems, signal processing, and machine learning. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of physicians, nurses, engineers, and scientists in designing new clinical decision support systems. Candidates with experience in the analysis of data generated by medical devices such as mechanical ventilators and hemodynamic monitors data will be given a higher priority.

Minimum Requirements:

- MS or PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or a similar discipline.
- Experience in algorithm development for signal processing and machine learning applications.
- Solid understanding of machine learning techniques.
- Familiarity with signal processing concepts.
- Experience in Python.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Prior work in analyzing data from mechanical ventilators, hemodynamic monitors, and biosignals (EEG, EMG, ECG, accelerometer, ...).
- Prior work in robotics and/or mechatronic systems.
- Solid understanding of dynamical systems and control concepts.

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