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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing Issue 269 February 2011 Editor: Magnus Egerstedt School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332, USA Tel: +1 404 894 3484 Fax: +1 404 894 4641 Welcome to the February issue of the Eletter. The online version of this Eletter is available at http://www.ieeecss.org/main/newsletter-archive/page-2. To submit new articles, go to "Article Submissions" on the Eletter website http://www.ieeecss.org/main/article-submissions-2. And, as always, search for .** to navigate to the next item in the Eletter. The next Eletter will be mailed out in the beginning of March, 2011. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** Contents 1. IEEE CSS Headlines 1.1 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control 1.2 IEEE CDC-ECC 1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 2. Misc 2.1 Change of Address: David J Hill 2.2 Competition on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control for Wind Turbines 3. Books 3.1 Advances in Chaotic Dynamics and Applications 3.2 Stabilization of Navier–Stokes Flows 3.3 Drives and Control for Industrial Automation 3.4 Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks 3.5 Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time 3.6 Distributed Coordination of Multi-agent Networks 3.7 Tandem Cold Metal Rolling Mill Control 4. Journals 4.1 Contents: Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems 4.2 Contents: Automatica 4.3 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 4.4 Contents: Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing 4.5 Contents: Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory 4.6 Contents: Control Engineering Practice 4.7 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 4.8 Contents: International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics 4.9 Contents: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 4.10 Contents: Asian Journal of Control 4.11 Contents: Control Engineering of China 4.12 Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics 4.13 Contents: Journal of Process Control 4.14 Contents: AIChE Journal 4.15 CFP: Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics 4.16 CFP: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 4.17 CFP: ASEE Computers in Education 4.18 CFP: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing 4.19 CFP: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 5. Conferences 5.1 TAROS 2011: Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 6. Workshops 6.1 International Workshop on Multidimensional Systems 6.2 International Workshop on Computational Systems Biology 6.3 CNS 2011 Workshop 6.4 Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems 6.5 French-Israeli Workshop on Delays & Robustness 6.6 Workshop on Open Problems and Challenges in Automotive Control 6.7 International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems 7. Positions 7.1 PhD: Johannes Kepler University in Linz/Austria 7.2 PhD: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 7.3 PhD: TU Munich 7.4 PhD: University of Kassel 7.5 PhD: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7.6 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 7.7 Post-Doc: Soton, UK 7.8 Post-Doc: University of New South Wales 7.9 Post-Doc: Texas A & M University, Qatar 7.10 Post-Doc: INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France 7.11 Post-Doc: Texas A & M University, Qatar 7.12 Post-Doc: University of Padova, Italy 7.13 Post-Doc: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa 7.14 Post-Doc: Delft Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands 7.15 Post-Doc: K.U.Leuven 7.16 Faculty: Uppsala University 7.17 Faculty: Xiamen University 7.18 Faculty: Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China 7.19 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology 7.20 Lecturer: Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium 7.21 Lecturer: University of Bath 7.22 Researcher: University of Melbourne, Australia 7.23 Researcher: University of New South Wales at ADFA, Canberra 7.24 Researcher: United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland 7.25 Researcher: United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland 7.26 Control Engineer: DEIMOS Space 7.27 Summer Internship: NUI Maynooth, Ireland *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 1. IEEE CSS Headlines 1.1 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control Contributed by: maja.matijasevic@fer.hr 2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC 2011) Denver, Colorado, USA September 28 – 30, 2011 http://www.msc2011.org The 2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC 2011) will be held in the Rocky Mountains Region, in Denver, Colorado, on September 28 – 30, 2011. MSC 2011 includes three international Conferences sponsored and promoted by the IEEE Control Systems Society: * The IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA) * The IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC) * The Joint Symposium on Computer-Aided Control System Design (CACSD) and Systems with Uncertainty (SU). AIM AND SCOPE MSC 2011 aims at bringing together under a unique forum different groups of qualified scientists, engineers, researchers and practitioners from Academia, Industry, the Federal Government, Federal Laboratories, funding agencies, and representatives of other national and international organizations, to discuss the state-of-the-art and future directions in advanced control technology and applications, intelligent systems, computational intelligence, computational methods for control system design, handling and incorporating uncertainty in system design and control, and novel and cutting edge technologies as applied to complex systems. TECHNICAL SPONSOR: IEEE Control Systems Society IMPORTANT DATES February 11, 2011: Special Session, Tutorial, Workshop Proposals, Invited Sessions, Due February 11, 2011: Full Papers, Due Late May, 2011: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection June 20, 2011: Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due PAPER SUBMISSION For details and templates for paper submission please see http://www.msc2011.org. Papers submitted to MSC 2011 must be original, not previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, or submitted elsewhere during the entire review process. Papers must be submitted electronically by the submission deadline through the IEEE CSS conference management system PaperPlaza at http://css.paperplaza.net/. Paper submissions should follow the IEEE double-column format for conferences. Page limit is 8 pages including all figures and references. Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Program Committee. SPECIAL/INVITED SESSION, WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the respective Chairs by the due date. For content of the special/invited session and workshop/tutorial proposals, please refer to the conference web site. PROCEEDINGS The conference proceedings will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by INSPEC and Ei-Compendex. CHAIRS * General Chair: Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver * Program Chair (CCA): Jagannathan Sarangapani, Missouri Univ. of Science & Tech * Program Chair (ISIC): Stjepan Bogdan, University of Zagreb * Program Chair (CACSD/SU): Graziano Chesi, University of Hong Kong Printer-friendly CFP: http://www.msc2011.org/cfp/MSC2011-CFP.pdf MORE INFORMATION: http://www.msc2011.org *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 1.2 IEEE CDC-ECC Contributed by: Laura Menini/Luca Zaccarian (Publicity Co-Chairs), menini@disp.uniroma2.it 50th IEEE CDC ECC 2011 submissions site open The 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) and European Control Conference (ECC) will be held Monday through Thursday, December 12-15, 2011 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida. The conference will be preceded by technical workshops on Sunday, December 11, 2011. This conference IS SPECIAL: CDC will celebrate its 50th anniversary and CDC and ECC will be held as a joint conference for the second time. Our successes in the last 50 years testify to the maturity of decision and control as a broad and interdisciplinary discipline. There will be special social events in the evenings, with a whole four days of technical presentations of contributed papers and invited sessions, and an unusually large number of plenary and semi-plenary sessions with distinguished researchers. All papers and session proposals must be submitted through the conference submission website: http://css.paperplaza.net and must conform to the policy found at the conference web page requiring, in particular, that all submissions must be written in English. IMPORTANT DATES (2011): Submissions site opens: January 5 Deadline for invited session proposals: March 2 Deadline for contributed and invited papers: March 2 Notification of acceptance/rejection: July Final submission and on-line registration site opens: August 3 Deadline for final submissions: September 7 More details can be obtained from the conference website: http://control.disp.uniroma2.it/cdcecc2011/ General Chair: Edwin K.P. Chong Program Chair: Marios M. Polycarpou CSS General Vice-Chair: Jay A. Farrell EUCA General Vice-Chair: Eduardo F. Camacho *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@nd.edu Table of Contents of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Volume 56 (2011), Issue 1 (January) Scanning the Issue page 1 Papers Disturbance Decoupling of Boolean Control Networks D. Cheng page 2 Stability Crossing Set for Systems With Three Delays K. Gu and M. Naghnaeian page 11 Supervisory Control of Uncertain Linear Time-Varying Systems L. Vu and D. Liberzon page 27 Step Tracking in the Presence of Persistent Plant Changes J. R. Vale and D. E. Miller page 43 Optimal Gaits for Mechanical Rectifier Systems J. Blair and T. Iwasaki page 59 Networked Predictive Control of Uncertain Constrained Nonlinear Systems: Recursive Feasibility and Input-to-State Stability Analysis G. Pin and T. Parisini page 72 Controllability and Observability of a Well-Posed System Coupled with a Finite-Dimensional System X. Zhao and G. Weiss page 88 How to Make Bias and Variance Errors Insensitive to System and Model Complexity in Identification J. Mârtensson and H. Hjalmarsson page 100 Linear-Quadratic Optimal Actuator Location K. Morris page 113 Technical Notes and Correspondence Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for BIBO-Stability of Some Fractional Delay Systems of Neutral Type K. Akbari Moornani and M. Haeri page 125 Adaptive Delta Modulation in Networked Controlled Systems With bounded Disturbances F. Gomez-Estern, C. Canudas-de-Wit, and F. R. Rubio page 129 Optimal Control and Scheduling of Switched Systems D. Gôrges, M. Izak, and S. Liu page 135 Robust Stability via Sign-Definite Decomposition L. H. Keel and S. P. Bhattacharyya page 140 Robust Consensus Controller Design for Nonlinear Relative Degree Two Multi-Agent Systems With Communication Constraints U. Munz, A. Papachristodoulou, and F. Allgower page 145 Comments on "Improvement on Stability Analysis for Linear Systems Under State Saturation" T. Shen and Y. Zhang page 152 Modular Adaptive Control of Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems with Additive Disturbances P. Patre, W. MacKunis, K. Dupree, and W. E. Dixon page 155 A Structurally Stable Globally Adaptive Internal Model Regulator for MIMO Linear Systems G. Obregon-Pulido, B. Castillo-Toledo, and A. G. Loukianov page 160 Inference-Based Decentralized Prognosis in Discrete Event Systems S. Takai and R. Kumar page 165 Adaptive Control for Plants in the Presence of Actuator and Sensor Uncertain Hysteresis X. Chen and T. Ozaki page 171 Decentralized Fault Tolerant Control of a Class of Interconnected Nonlinear Systems P. Panagi and M. M. Polycarpou page 178 General Framework for Mobile Robot Navigation Using Passivity-based MPC A. Tahirovic and G. Magnani page 184 Positivity Preservation Properties of the Rantzer Multipliers V. V. Kulkarni, L. Y. Pao, and M. G. Safonov page 190 Stochastic Tubes in Model Predictive Control with Probabilistic Constraints M. Cannon, B. Kouvaritakis, S. V. Rakovic, and Q. Cheng page 194 Output Consensus of Heterogeneous Uncertain Linear Multi-Agent Systems H. Kim, H. Shim, and J. H. Seo page 200 Finite-Time Rendezvous Algorithms for Mobile Autonomous Agents Q. Hui page 207 Exponential Stabilization of the Uncertain Wave Equation via Distributed Dynamic Input Extension Y. Orlov, A. Pisano, and E. Usai page 212 Reset Times-Dependent Stability of Reset Control Systems A. Banos, J. Carrasco, and A. Barreiro page 217 Further Results on Exponential Estimates of Markovian Jump Systems with Mode-Dependent Time-Varying Delays H. Gao, Z. Fei, J. Lam, and B. Du page 223 Reducing the Complexity of the Sum-of-Squares Test for Stability of Delayed Linear Systems Y. Zhang, M. Peet, and K. Gu page 229 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 2. Misc 2.1 Change of Address: David J Hill Contributed by: David J. Hill, david.hill@sydney.edu.au After completing an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship (2005-2010) in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at The Australian National University, I have returned to The University of Sydney to take up the Energy Australia Chair and be Director of the recently established Centre in Intelligent Electricity Networks focusing on future and smart grids. My new contact details are: Professor David J Hill School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Room 312 Bldg J03 The University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia T +61 2 9351 3446 F +61 2 9351 3847 Email david.hill@sydney.edu.au *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 2.2 Competition on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control for Wind Turbines Contributed by: Peter Fogh Odgaard, peodg@kk-electronic.com Call for Participation Competition on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control for Wind Turbines. Part II – Fault Tolerant Control A benchmark model on fault detection and fault tolerant control of wind turbines was presented at IFAC Safeprocess 2009 (P.F. Odgaard, J. Stoustrup, and M. Kinnaert: Fault tolerant control of wind turbines – a benchmark model. In Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain, June 2009. The paper can be downloaded from http://www.ifac-papersonline.net/Detailed/40082.html ). This competition is set up to find the best solution of the problems proposed in this bench mark model. The competition consists of two parts. Part I on fault detection and isolation has been concluded and will be presented at IFAC World Congress 2011. This document is the call for Part II of the competition on fault tolerant control, with a deadline as of IFAC Safeprocess 2012, which is expected to be in October 2011, more details will follow later. The model as well as requirements to the solution can be downloaded from: http://kk-electronic.com/Default.aspx?ID=9385 The competitors are asked to submit their solutions implemented in MATLAB®/Simulink®, with full access to MATLAB code and/or Simulink blocks. The implemented controller should fit into a Simulink block which defines the inputs to and outputs from the controller, this Simulink block is contained in the benchmark model. The competition is open for both active and passive fault tolerant control solutions. In case an active fault tolerant control solution is designed, participants would probably need to design a fault detection and isolation module following the outline in Part I of the competition. Should any participants for some reason not wish to do this design themselves, a fault detection and isolation solution can be obtained by contacting Peter Fogh Odgaard peodg@kk-electronic.com. The proposed solutions are validated based on how the solutions accommodate faults in the benchmark model. It is therefore optional to use the included nominal controller or to design another one, which might fit into the proposed Fault Tolerant Control scheme. The solutions will be validated on a more detailed simulation model of wind turbines including the faults. The specific rules used in the evaluation will be provided to the competitors in the competition before the submission deadline. The competitors should as well write a paper for an invited session at: - IFAC Safeprocess 2012, for Part Two. The results of the competition will be announced at the same event. At the same time the MATLAB/Simulink implemented solution should be submitted by email to Peter Fogh Odgaard peodg@kk-electronic.com In each part of the competition 1st, 2nd and 3rd prices are awarded with respectively 500 Euros, 250 Euros and 100 Euros, co-sponsored between MathWorks™ and kk-electronic a/s. If you are interested in the competition and intend to submit a solution and a paper, please announce your intent in advance to Peter Fogh Odgaard peodg@kk-electronic.com – please see time schedule below. Details on the solution submission would be provided at that time. Important Dates: Part Two Deadline for announcing intent of participation: May 1st 2011 Deadline for submission of implemented solution: October 2011 (expected) Deadline for IFAC Safeprocess paper submission: October 2011 (expected) Proposers: Professor Jakob Stoustrup, Aalborg University, jakob@es.aau.dk Professor Pieter Mosterman, MathWorks & McGill University, pieter.mosterman@mathworks.com Dr. Peter Fogh Odgaard, kk-electronic a/s, peodg@kk-electronic.com Sponsors: kk-electronic a/s MathWorks *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 3. Books 3.1 Advances in Chaotic Dynamics and Applications Contributed by: C. Cruz-Hernández, ccruz@cicese.mx Advances in Chaotic Dynamics and Applications Stability, Oscillations and Optimization of Systems: Volume 4, 432+xxii pp., 2010 ISBN 978-1-904868-57-6 ?55 C. Cruz-Hernández (Ed.) Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Scientific Research and Advanced Studies Center of Ensenada (CICESE), Ensenada, México. A.A. Martynyuk (Ed.) Institute of Mechanics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine This volume presents the latest investigations in chaotic dynamics and its interrelated problems in diverse disciplines, from theoretical and practical viewpoints, incorporating the main engineering applications. The volume provides new trends for future promising researches in chaotic dynamics and its applications. Some issues covered in the volume include: -chaotic characterization: chaos in hybrid systems, entropy and chaos of star maps -chaos theory: strange attractors, analysis of transitions to chaotic vibrations in mechanical systems, coupled mechanical and electrical fields in piezoceramic media -chaos control: inverted pendulum, bouncing ball, and convective loop systems -chaos synchronization: continuous and discrete-time systems through filtering, model-matching, Hamiltonian forms, and observer design -chaos and complexity: studies on oscillations of a star in the field of a galaxy -calculation of Lyapunov exponents from time series observations of chaotic time varying systems -applications: chaotic encryption and secure chaotic communication The Advances in Chaotic Dynamics and Applications may be useful for graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics and physics, control, nonlinear science, and engineering. CONTENTS Preface to the series • Preface • Contributors • An Overview • Chaotic dynamics characterization • Chaos theory • Chaos control • Chaos synchronization • Chaos and complexity • Engineering applications • Index Please send order form to: Cambridge Scientific Publishers PO Box 806, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8RT Telephone: +44 (0) 1954 251283 Fax: +44 (0) 1954 252517 Email: janie.wardle@cambridgescientificpublishers.com Or buy direct from our secure website: www.cambridgescientificpublishers.com *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 3.2 Stabilization of Navier–Stokes Flows Contributed by: Charlotte Cross, charlotte.cross@springer.com Series: Communications and Control Engineering Barbu, Viorel 1st Edition., 2011, XI, 276 p. 5 illus., 3 in color., Hardcover;ISBN: 978-0-85729-042-7 Stabilization of Navier–Stokes Flows presents recent notable progress in the mathematical theory of stabilization of Newtonian fluid flows. Finite-dimensional feedback controllers are used to stabilize exponentially the equilibrium solutions of Navier–Stokes equations, reducing or eliminating turbulence. Stochastic stabilization and robustness of stabilizable feedback are also discussed. The text treats the questions: • What is the structure of the stabilizing feedback controller? • How can it be designed using a minimal set of eigenfunctions of the Stokes–Oseen operator? The analysis developed here provides a rigorous pattern for the design of efficient stabilizable feedback controllers to meet the needs of practical problems and the conceptual controllers actually detailed will render the reader’s task of application easier still. Stabilization of Navier–Stokes Flows avoids the tedious and technical details often present in mathematical treatments of control and Navier–Stokes equations and will appeal to a sizeable audience of researchers and graduate students interested in the mathematics of flow and turbulence control and in Navier-Stokes equations in particular. The chief points of linear functional analysis, linear algebra, probability theory and general variational theory of elliptic, parabolic and Navier–Stokes equations are reviewed in an introductory chapter and at the end of chapters 3 and 4. Contents: Preliminaries.- Stabilization of Abstract Parabolic Systems.- Stabilization of Navier– Stokes Flows.- Stabilization by Noise of Navier–Stokes Equations.- Robust Stabilization of the Navier–Stokes Equation via the H-infinity Control Theory. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 3.3 Drives and Control for Industrial Automation Contributed by: Charlotte Cross, charlotte.cross@springer.com Drives and Control for Industrial Automation Series: Advances in Industrial Control Tan, Kok Kiong, Putra, Andi Sudjana 1st Edition., 2011, XIII, 183 p. 122 illus., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84882-424-9 Drives and Control for Industrial Automation presents the material necessary for an understanding of servo control in automation. Beginning with a macroscopic view of its subject, treating drives and control as parts of a single system, the book then pursues a detailed discussion of the major components of servo control: sensors, controllers and actuators. Throughout, the mechatronic approach – a synergistic integration of the components – is maintained, in keeping with contemporary practice. The authors’ holistic approach does not preclude the reader from learning in a step-by-step fashion – each chapter contains material that can be studied separately without compromising understanding. Drives are described in several chapters organized according to the way they are usually classified in industry, each comprised of its actuators and sensors. The controller is discussed alongside. Topics of recent and current interest – piezoelectricity, digital communications and future trends – are detailed in their own dedicated chapters. Drives and Control for Industrial Automation is primarily written for engineers and researchers interested in the applications of sensors, actuators and control systems in the automated environment. The discussion is thorough with the basics laid out succinctly but in sufficient detail to be useful to non-expert readers so students will also find this monograph a profitable source of information. Contents: Overview of Servo Control.- Servo Hydraulic Drives.- Electric Drives.- Piezoelectric Drives.- Motion Control.- Digital Communication Protocol.- Trends in Motion Control. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 3.4 Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks Contributed by: Charlotte Cross, charlotte.cross@springer.com Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks Series: Communications and Control Engineering Cheng, Daizhan, Qi, Hongsheng, Li, Zhiqiang 1st Edition., 2011, XVI, 470 p. 40 illus., Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-85729-096-0 The Boolean network has become a powerful tool for describing and simulating cellular networks in which the elements behave in an on–off fashion. Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks presents a systematic new approach to the investigation of Boolean control networks. The fundamental tool in this approach is a novel matrix product called the semi-tensor product (STP). Using the STP, a logical function can be expressed as a conventional discrete-time linear system. In the light of this linear expression, certain major issues concerning Boolean network topology – fixed points, cycles, transient times and basins of attractors – can be easily revealed by a set of formulae. This framework renders the state-space approach to dynamic control systems applicable to Boolean control networks. The bilinear-systemic representation of a Boolean control network makes it possible to investigate basic control problems including controllability, observability, stabilization, disturban ce decoupling, identification, optimal control, etc. The book is self-contained, requiring only knowledge of linear algebra and the basics of the control theory of linear systems. It begins with a short introduction to prepositional logic and the concepts and properties of the STP and progressing via the (bi)linear expression of Boolean (control) networks to disturbance decoupling and decomposition of Boolean control systems. Finally multi-valued logic is considered as a more precise way of describing real networks and stochastic Boolean networks are touched upon. Relevant numerical calculations are explained in an appendix and a MATLAB® toolbox for the algorithms in the book can be downloaded from http://lsc.amss.ac.cn/~dcheng/. Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks will be a fundamental reference for researchers in systems biology, control, systems science and physics. The book was developed for a short course for graduate students and is suitable for that purpose. Computer scientists and logicians may also find this book to be of interest. Contents: Propositional Logic.- Semi-tensor Product of Matrices.- Matrix Expression of Logic.- Logical Equation.- Topological Structure of Boolean Networks.- Input-state Approach of Boolean Control Networks.- Controllability and Observability of BCN.- Realization of BCN. - Stability and Stabilization.- Disturbance Decoupling.- k-valued Network.- Input–Output Decomposition.- Random Boolean Network.- Appendix: Numerical Algorithms. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 3.5 Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time Contributed by: Charlotte Cross, charlotte.cross@springer.com Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time Series: Advances in Industrial Control Visioli, Antonio, Zhong, Qingchang 1st Edition., 2011, XXVI, 268 p. 168 illus., 10 in color., Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-85729-069-4 Integral processes with dead time are frequently encountered in the process industry; typical examples include supply chains, level control and batch distillation columns. Special attention must be paid to their control because they lack asymptotic stability (they are not self-regulating) and because of their delays. As a result, many techniques have been devised to cope with these hurdles both in the context of single-degree-of-freedom (proportional-integral -differential (PID)) and two-degree-of-freedom control schemes. Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time provides a unified and coherent review of the various approaches devised for the control of integral processes, addressing the problem from different standpoints. In particular, the book treats the following topics: • how to tune a PID controller and assess its performance; • how to design a two-degree-of-freedom control scheme in order to deal with both the set-point following and load disturbance rejection tasks; • how to modify the basic Smith predictor control scheme in order to cope with the presence of an integrator in the process; and • how to address the presence of large process dead times. The methods are presented sequentially, highlighting the evolution of their rationale and implementation and thus clearly characterising them from both academic and industrial perspectives. Control of Integral Processes with Dead Time will serve academic researchers in systems with dead time both as a reference and stimulus for new ideas for further work and will help industry-based control and process engineers to solve their control problems using the most suitable technique and achieving the best cost:benefit ratio. Contents: Introduction.- Part I: PID Control Scheme: PID Tuning Methods.- Stability Region under PI and PID Control.- Performance Assessment.- Plug&Control.- Part II: Two-degree of Freedom.- Noncausal Feedforward Control.- Schemes with an Inner Loop.- Smith-predictor-based Control Schemes.- Smith-principle-based PID-type Controller.- Disturbance-observer-based Control Scheme.- Quantitative Analysis.- Practical Issues. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 3.6 Distributed Coordination of Multi-agent Networks Contributed by: Charlotte Cross, charlotte.cross@springer.com Distributed Coordination of Multi-agent Networks Series: Communications and Control Engineering Ren, Wei, Cao, Yongcan 1st Edition., 2011, XVI, 307 p. 95 illus., 78 in color., Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-85729-168-4 Multi-agent systems have numerous civilian, homeland security, and military applications; however, for all these applications, communication bandwidth, sensing range, power constraints, and stealth requirements preclude centralized command and control. The alternative is distributed coordination, which is more promising in terms of scalability, robustness, and flexibility. Distributed Coordination of Multi-agent Networks introduces problems, models, and issues such as collective periodic motion coordination, collective tracking with a dynamic leader, and containment control with multiple leaders, and explores ideas for their solution. Solving these problems extends the existing application domains of multi-agent networks; for example, collective periodic motion coordination is appropriate for applications involving repetitive movements, collective tracking guarantees tracking of a dynamic leader by multiple followers in the presence of reduced interaction and partial measurements, and containment control enables maneuvering of multiple followers by multiple leaders. The authors’ models for distributed coordination arise from physical constraints and the complex environments in which multi-agent systems operate; they include Lagrangian models – more realistic for mechanical-systems modeling than point models – and fractional-order systems which better represent the consequences of environmental complexity. Other issues addressed in the text include the time delays inherent in networked systems, optimality concerns associated with the deisgn of energy-efficent algorithms, and the use of sampled-data settings in systems with intermittent neightbor-neighbor contact. Researchers, graduate students, and engineers interested in the field of multi-agent systems will find this monograph useful in introducing them to presently emerging research directions and problems in distributed coordination of multi-agent networks. Contents: Part I: Preliminaries and Literature Review.- Preliminaries.- Overview of Recent Research in Distributed Multi-agent Coordination.- Part II: Emergent Problems in Distributed Multi-agent Coordination.- Collective Periodic Motion Coordination.- Collective Tracking with a Dynamic Leader.- Containment Control with Multiple Leaders.- Part III: Emergent Models in Distributed Multi-agent Coordination.- Networked Lagrangian Systems.- Networked Fractional-order Systems.- Part IV Emergent Issues in Distributed Multi-agent Coordination.- Sampled-data Setting. - Optimality Aspect.- Time Delay. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 3.7 Tandem Cold Metal Rolling Mill Control Contributed by: Charlotte Cross, charlotte.cross@springer.com Tandem Cold Metal Rolling Mill Control Series: Advances in Industrial Control Pittner, John, Simaan, Marwan A. 1st Edition., 2011, XVIII, 216 p. 97 illus., Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-85729-066-3 The tandem rolling of cold metal strip is a large, highly complex nonlinear multivariable process the control of which poses a significant engineering challenge. Existing controllers have proven to be susceptible to disturbances and uncertainties in process variables and attempts to increase robustness to these phenomena have had their own drawbacks so a new approach is needed. Tandem Cold Metal Rolling Mill Control deals primarily with a novel and practical advanced method for control of the tandem cold metal rolling processes based on the state -dependent Riccati equation technique which is recently emerging as a useful method for control of complex nonlinear systems. Background material is presented to assist the reader with a general control background to appreciate the significance and practical advantages of the new advanced control scheme over conventional and more recently proposed advanced techniques. A short history of tandem cold rolling is followed by descriptions of various types of cold rolling processes and a basic mathematical model of the process. The diverse conventional and advanced control methods and their advantages and disadvantages are compared, and a detailed treatment of the theoretical and practical aspects of the state-dependent algebraic Riccati equation technique given. The specific details of the new procedure are described in a manner not requiring detailed expertise in the control of tandem cold rolling. The results of simulations performed to verify the control model and overall system performance with the new controller coupled to the process model are included. Simulation results and data derived from actual operating mills are compared so as to make concrete the improvements in performance using the new method. Additionally, material is included which shows the new technique to be capable of extension to the control of a broad range of large-scale complex nonlinear processes. Engineers working with control systems in the metal processing industries will find that the advanced control ideas promulgated here will be of considerable benefit in increasing the robustness of their systems and, therefore, the quality of their products. Tandem Cold Metal Rolling Mill Control also will be useful to academics and graduate students interested in advanced automatic control and its practical application and in the uses of the state-dependent Riccati equation in particular. Contents: Introduction.- Cold Mill Types.- Mathematical Modeling.- Control Techniques.- Simulations.- Broader Impacts Beyond Tandem Cold Rolling.- Comments and Conclusion. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4. Journals 4.1 Contents: Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems Contributed by: sachkov@sys.botik.ru JDCS TOC: Vol 17, No. 1 (January) 2011 JOURNAL OF DYNAMICAL AND CONTROL SYSTEMS Incorporating Dynamics and Control http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/10883 Vol 17, No. 1 (January) 2011 CONTENTS Normalization of Homogeneous Approximations of Symmetric Affine Control Systems with Two Controls S.Yu. Ignatovich 1--48 Normal Forms and Reachable Sets for Analytic Martinet Sub-Lorentzian Structures of Hamiltonian Type M. Grochowski 49--75 Dynamical Behavior of a Hybrid System of Nonhomogeneous Timoshenko Beam with Partial Non-Collocated Inputs Z. J. Han and G. Q. Xu 77--121 A Class of Semilinear Systems with State and Input Delays Z. D. Mei, J. G. Peng, and X. L. Song 123--139 The Sphere and the Cut Locus at a Tangency Point in Two-Dimensional Almost-Riemannian Geometry B. Bonnard, G. Charlot, R. Ghezzi, and G. Janin 141--161 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.2 Contents: Automatica Contributed by: Becky Lonberger, rebecca1@illinois.edu Table of Contents of Automatica Volume 47 (2011), Issue 1 (January) Regular Papers Distributed robust filtering with H-infinity consensus of estimates Valery Ugrinovskii Periodically time-varying memory state-feedback controller synthesis for discrete -time linear systems Yoshio Ebihara, Dimitri Peaucelle, Denis Arzelier A robust adaptive congestion control strategy for large scale networks with differentiated services traffic Rui Ru Chen, Khashayar Khorasani System identification of nonlinear state-space models Thomas Bo Schön, Adrian George Wills, Brett Ninness Switching mode generation and optimal estimation with application to skid-steering Timothy Caldwell, Todd Murphey Stochastic observability in network state estimation and control Andrew R. Liu, Robert Bitmead Brief Papers Stabilization for Markovian jump systems with partial information on transition probability based on free-connection weighting matrices Yan Zhang, Yong He, Min Wu, Jie Zhang Navigation of a unicycle-like mobile robot for environmental extremum seeking Alexey S. Matveev, Hamid Teimoori Sangani, Andrey V. Savkin A switched IMM-extended Viterbi estimator-based algorithm for maneuvering target tracking Tan-Jan Ho Asymptotic optimal control of uncertain nonlinear Euler-Lagrange systems Keith Dupree, Parag Patre, Zachary Wilcox, Warren E. Dixon Descriptive vector, relative error matrix, and interaction analysis of multivariable plants Nima Monshizadeh Naini, Alireza Fatehi, Ali Khaki Sedigh Distributed averaging on digital erasure networks Ruggero Carli, Giacomo Como, Paolo Frasca, Federica Garin Stabilizing composite control for a class of linear systems modeled by singularly perturbed Ito differential equations Vasile Dragan Set-valued Lyapunov functions for difference inclusions Rafal Goebel On feasible sets for MPC and their approximations Francesco Scibilia, Sorin Olaru, Morten Hovd Interval observers for linear time-invariant systems with disturbances Frederic Mazenc, Olivier Bernard Stability analysis of switched stochastic systems Wei Feng, Jie Tian, Ping ZHAO A Bayesian solution to the multiple composite hypotheses testing for fault diagnosis in dynamic systems Davi Antonio Santos, Takashi Yoneyama Minimal single linear functional observers for linear systems Frederic Rotella, Irène ZAMBETTAKIS Attainability of the minimum data rate for stabilization of linear systems via logarithmic quantization Keyou You, Weizhou Su, Minyue Fu, Lihua Xie Range-only measurements based target following for wheeled mobile robots Alexey S. Matveev, Hamid Teimoori Sangani, Andrey V. Savkin Real-time adaptation of decision thresholds in sensor networks for detection of moving targets Kushal Mukherjee, Asok Ray, Thomas Wettergren, Shalabh Gupta, Shashi Phoha Averaging techniques without requiring a fast time-varying differential equation Joan Peuteman, Dirk Aeyels Range identification of features on an object using a single camera Jian Chen, Vilas Chitrakaran, Darren M. Dawson An iterative adaptive dynamic programming method for solving a class of nonlinear zero-sum differential games Huaguang Zhang, Qinglai Wei, Derong Liu Global stability analysis for stochastic coupled systems on networks Wenxue Li, Huan Su, Ke Wang Stable inversion of Abel equations: Application to tracking control in DC-DC nonminimum phase boost converters Josep M. Olm, Xavier Ros Oton, Yuri B. Shtessel A global robust iterative learning position control for current-fed permanent magnet step motors stefano bifaretti, Patrizio Tomei, Cristiano Maria Verrelli Technical Communiques Reciprocally convex approach to stability of systems with time-varying delays PooGyeon Park, Jeong Wan Ko, Changki Jeong Interpolation for gain-scheduled control with guarantees Fernando Bianchi, Ricardo S. Sánchez-Peña An efficient algorithm for the solution of a coupled Sylvester equation appearing in descriptor systems Amir Shahzad, Bryn LI. Jones, Eric C. Kerrigan, George A. Constantinides An elementary proof of Jury test for real polynomials younseok choo *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.3 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing Contributed by: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing Journal's website: www.springer.com/11045 Editor-in-Chief: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg Table of Contents Volume 22 • Numbers 1–3 • March 2011 EDITORIAL A special issue in memory of Nirmal Kumar Bose: multidimensional systems and signal processing, Z. Lin • A. Kummert, 1 Multidimensional causality and passivity of linear and nonlinear systems arising from physics, A. Fettweis • S. Basu, 5 Multidimensional circuit synthesis and multivariable dilation theory, J.A. Ball, 27 Markovian properties for 2D behavioral systems described by PDE’s: the scalar case, P. Rocha • J.C. Willems, 45 Exact linear modeling with polynomial coefficients, E. Zerz • V. Levandovskyy • K. Schindelar, 55 Algebraic decoder of multidimensional convolutional code: constructive algorithms for determining syndrome decoder and decoder matrix based on Gröbner basis, P. Jangisarakul • C. Charoenlarpnopparut, 67 An approach to iterative learning control for spatio-temporal dynamics using nD discrete linear systems models, B. Cichy • K. Ga1kowski • E. Rogers • A. Kummert, 83 Coefficient-dependent direct-construction approach to realization of multidimensional systems in Roesser model, L. Xu • H. Fan • Z. Lin • Y. Xiao, 97 Realization using the Roesser model for implementations in distributed grid sensor Networks, B. Sumanasena • P.H. Bauer, 131 Unified theory of symmetry for two-dimensional complex polynomials using delta discrete- time operator, I.-H. Khoo • H.C. Reddy • P.K. Rajan, 147 Two-dimensional digital filters with sparse coefficients, W.-S. Lu • T. Hinamoto, 173 High-resolution estimation of the directions-of-arrival distribution by algebraic phase unwrapping algorithms, I. Yamada • K. Oguchi, 191 Broadband beamforming of dense aperture array (DAA) and focal plane array (FPA) signals using 3D spatio-temporal filters for applications in aperture synthesis radio astronomy, T.K. Gunaratne • L.T. Bruton, 213 Basis arrays and successive packing for M-D interleaving, X.M. Zhang • W.-Q. Xu • Y.Q. Shi • S. Basu, 237 Fast minimization methods for solving constrained total-variation superresolution image reconstruction, M. Ng • F. Wang • X.-M. Yuan, 259 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.4 Contents: Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing Contributed by: Ben Cronin, ben.cronin@birkhauser-science.com Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing: Volume 30, Issue 2 Table of Contents: *Ultra-Wideband, Low-Power, Inductorless, 3.1–4.8 GHz, CMOS VCO \ Athanasios Tsitouras & Fotis Plessas *Robust Stochastic Stabilization and H-infinity Control for Neutral Stochastic Systems with Distributed Delays \ Jiqing Qiu, Haikuo He & Peng Shi *Robust H-infinity Filtering for Uncertain Nonlinear Stochastic Systems with Mode-dependent Time-delays and Markovian Jump Parameters \ Huaicheng Yan, Hao Zhang, Hongbo Shi, Max Q.-H. Meng & Jiujun Cheng *On Delay-Dependent Stability of Markov Jump Systems with Distributed Time- Delays \ Shuping He & Fei Liu *Two-Dimensional DOA Estimation by Cross-Correlation Matrix Stacking \ Jian-Feng Gu, Ping Wei & Heng-Ming Tai *A Fully Differential CMOS Voltage Buffer for Continuous- and Discrete- Time Applications \ Fernando A. P. Barúqui & Antonio Petraglia *Log-Domain Filter Design Based on Impedance Scaling of LC Ladder Structures \ Stefano Manetti & Maria Cristina Piccirilli *A Classical Parameter Identification Method and a Modern Test Generation Algorithm \ Ting Long, Houjun Wang & Bing Long *A Novel Method to Detect Initial Time of Weak Sinusoidal Signal Embedded in Non-stationary Noise \ Xinguo Chen, Xiaofei Yang, Huihui Xiong & Jun Ouyang *A Control-Theoretic Approach for Efficient Design of Filters in DAC and Digital Audio Amplifiers \ Konstantinos Tsakalis, Nikolaos Vlassopoulos, George Lentaris & Dionysios Reisis *Convergence Performance of the Simplified Set-Membership Affine Projection Algorithm\ Paulo S. R. Diniz For ordering information as well as electronic back issues, please visit: http://www.birkhauser-science.com/journal/34 Recent Special Issue: Volume 29, Issue 1 (January, 2010): Special Issue on Low-Power Digital Filter Design Techniques and Their Applications http://springerlink.com/content/u6hp45q55632/ *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.5 Contents: Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory Contributed by: C. Cruz-Hernández, ccruz@cicese.mx Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory Volume 10, Number 4, 2010 ISSN 1562-8353 http://www.sciencearea.com.ua; http://www.e-ndst.kiev.ua Abstracted/indexed by Zentralblatt MATH, Mathematical Reviews, PASCAL Database (INIST-CNRS) and SCOPUS CONTENTS Functional Differential Equations with Nonlocal Conditions in Banach Spaces, D. Bahuguna, R.K. Shukla and S. Saxena, p. 317 Liapunov Functionals, Convex Kernels, and Strategy, T.A. Burton, p. 325 Homoclinic Orbits for Superquadratic Hamiltonian Systems with Small Forcing Terms, A. Daouas, p. 339 Painlev'e Test to a Reduced System of Six Coupled Nonlinear ODEs, B. S. Desale and K. D. Patil, p. 349 Design of Decoupling Nonlinear Controllers for Fuzzy Systems, J.-Y. Dieulot and N. Elfelly, p. 363 Existence of the Unique Solution to Abstract Second Order Semilinear Integrodifferential Equations, Reeta S. Dubey, p. 375 Synchronization of Chaotic Systems by the Generalized Hamiltonian Systems Approach, S.H. Fu and L.J. Pei, p. 387 On Stability of Hopfield Neural Network on Time Scales, A.A. Martynyuk, T.A. Lukyanova and S.N. Rasshyvalova, p. 397 Equilibrium States for Pre-image Pressure, Kesong Yan, Fanping Zeng and Gengrong Zhang, p. 409 Contents of Volume 10, 2010, p. 417 For information and subscription, Editor-in-Chief: Prof. A.A. Martynyuk, e-mail: anmart@stability.kiev.ua *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.6 Contents: Control Engineering Practice Contributed by: Thomas Meurer, cep@acin.tuwien.ac.at Control Engineering Practice Volume 19 Issue 2 February 2011 Editorial Board, Page IFC D. Lehmann, J. Lunze, Extension and experimental evaluation of an event-based state-feedback approach, Pages 101-112 Celso De La Cruz, Teodiano Freire Bastos, Ricardo Carelli, Adaptive motion control law of a robotic wheelchair, Pages 113-125 Elom Domlan, Biao Huang, Fangwei Xu, Aris Espejo, A decoupled multiple model approach for soft sensors design, Pages 126-134 M. Pasamontes, J.D. Alvarez, J.L. Guzman, J.M. Lemos, M. Berenguel, A switching control strategy applied to a solar collector field, Pages 135-145 T. Glück, W. Kemmetmüller, C. Tump, A. Kugi, A novel robust position estimator for self-sensing magnetic levitation systems based on least squares identification, Pages 146-157 Seungho Yoon, Seungkeun Kim, Jonghee Bae, Youdan Kim, Eungtai Kim, Experimental evaluation of fault diagnosis in a skew-configured UAV sensor system, Pages 158-173 Jorge Villagra, Brigitte d'Andrea-Novel, Michel Fliess, Hugues Mounier, A diagnosis -based approach for tire-road forces and maximum friction estimation, Pages 174-184 Yangjun Pi, Xuanyin Wang, Trajectory tracking control of a 6-DOF hydraulic parallel robot manipulator with uncertain load disturbances, Pages 185-193 Chidentree Treesatayapun, A discrete-time stable controller for an omni-directional mobile robot based on an approximated model, Pages 194-203 Jia-Sheng Hu, Dejun Yin, Yoichi Hori, Fault-tolerant traction control of electric vehicles, Pages 204-213 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.7 Contents: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing Contributed by: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg Journal's website: www.springer.com/11045 Editor-in-Chief: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg Table of Contents Volume 22 • Numbers 1–3 • March 2011 EDITORIAL A special issue in memory of Nirmal Kumar Bose: multidimensional systems and signal processing, Z. Lin • A. Kummert, 1 Multidimensional causality and passivity of linear and nonlinear systems arising from physics, A. Fettweis • S. Basu, 5 Multidimensional circuit synthesis and multivariable dilation theory, J.A. Ball, 27 Markovian properties for 2D behavioral systems described by PDE’s: the scalar case, P. Rocha • J.C. Willems, 45 Exact linear modeling with polynomial coefficients, E. Zerz • V. Levandovskyy • K. Schindelar, 55 Algebraic decoder of multidimensional convolutional code: constructive algorithms for determining syndrome decoder and decoder matrix based on Gröbner basis, P. Jangisarakul • C. Charoenlarpnopparut, 67 An approach to iterative learning control for spatio-temporal dynamics using nD discrete linear systems models, B. Cichy • K. Ga1kowski • E. Rogers • A. Kummert, 83 Coefficient-dependent direct-construction approach to realization of multidimensional systems in Roesser model, L. Xu • H. Fan • Z. Lin • Y. Xiao, 97 Realization using the Roesser model for implementations in distributed grid sensor Networks, B. Sumanasena • P.H. Bauer, 131 Unified theory of symmetry for two-dimensional complex polynomials using delta discrete-time operator, I.-H. Khoo • H.C. Reddy • P.K. Rajan, 147 Two-dimensional digital filters with sparse coefficients, W.-S. Lu • T. Hinamoto, 173 High-resolution estimation of the directions-of-arrival distribution by algebraic phase unwrapping algorithms, I. Yamada • K. Oguchi, 191 Broadband beamforming of dense aperture array (DAA) and focal plane array (FPA) signals using 3D spatio-temporal filters for applications in aperture synthesis radio astronomy, T.K. Gunaratne • L.T. Bruton, 213 Basis arrays and successive packing for M-D interleaving, X.M. Zhang • W.-Q. Xu • Y.Q. Shi • S. Basu, 237 Fast minimization methods for solving constrained total-variation superresolution image reconstruction, M. Ng • F. Wang • X.-M. Yuan, 259 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.8 Contents: International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics Contributed by: Fikret Aliev, f_aliev@yahoo.com International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.10, No.1, 2011 (ISSN 1683-3511, www.science.az/acm) Special Issue on Fuzzy Set Theory and Applications pages: 4-9 My Life and Work - a Retrospective View L.A. Zadeh pages: 10-19 On Possibility Theory, Formal Concept Analysis and Granulation (survey) D. Dubois, H. Prade pages: 20-34 The Impact of Fuzzy Set Theory on Contemporary Mathematics (survey) E.E. Kerre pages: 35-64 Intelligent Control of UAVs for Consensus-Based and Network Controlled Applications Mo Jamshidi, J. Gomez, A.S. Jaimes B. pages: 65-77 Fuzzy Set of Inclusion Under Kleene's Implicator I. Beg, S. Ashraf pages: 78-87 The Principles of Non-Contradiction and Excluded-Middle in Fuzzy Logic, Revisited E. Trillas pages: 88-96 On Centroid Calculations for Type-2 Fuzzy Sets J.M. Mendel pages: 97-105 Optimal Synthesis Problem for the Fuzzy Systems in Semi-Infinite Interval F.A. Aliev, A.A. Niftiyev, J.I. Zeynalov pages: 106-121 Formalization of Commonsense Reasoning in Fuzzy Logic in Broader Sense V. Novák, A. Dvor'ák pages: 122-132 F-Transforms - Where Fuzzy and Classical Mathematics Meet I. Perfilieva pages: 133-145 A Fuzzy Biosignal Detection Algorithm and Its Application to Health Monitoring Y. Hata, S. Kobashi, K. Kuramoto, H. Nakajima pages: 146-163 Fuzzy Clustering with Polynomial Fuzzifier Function in Connection with M-Estimators R. Winkler, F. Klawonn, R. Kruse pages: 164-174 Self-Organization Robust Knowledge Base Design for Fuzzy Controllers in Unpredicted Control Situations Based on Quantum Fuzzy Inference S.V. Ulyanov, A.A. Mishin pages: 175-194 Granular Computing: Concepts and Algorithmic Developments W. Pedrycz pages: 195-208 Application of Fuzzy Sets for Control of Student Knowledge S.N. Shahbazova Pages: 209-210 90th Birthday of professor Lotfi A. Zadeh *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.9 Contents: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang_youqing@mail.buct.edu.cn Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Volume 50, Issue 3 Preface to the C. C. Yu Special Issue Babatunde A. Ogunnaike pp 1159–1160 Analytical Design and Operation of Systems with Crystallization, Filtration, and Recycling Jeffrey D. Ward, Cheng-Ching Yu, and Michael F. Doherty pp 1196–1205 Design and Control of the Acetone Process via Dehydrogenation of 2-Propanol William L. Luyben pp 1206–1218 Dynamics and Lattice-Size Dependence of Surface Mean Slope in Thin-Film Deposition Jianqiao Huang, Gangshi Hu, Gerassimos Orkoulas, and Panagiotis D. Christofides pp 1219–1230 Design and Control of the Styrene Process William L. Luyben pp 1231–1246 Design and Control of the Butyl Acetate Process William L. Luyben pp 1247–1263 Kinetic Studies and Operating Strategies for an Industrial Selective Hydrogenation Process Wei Wu, Yu-Lu Li, Wen-Shing Chen, and Chung-Chen Lai pp 1264–1271 Semibatch Reactive Distillation for Isopropyl Acetate Synthesis Wei Qi and Michael F. Malone pp 1272–1277 A Systematic Hierarchical Thermodynamic Analysis of Hydrogen Producing Iron-Chlorine Reaction Clusters Ryan J. Andress and Lealon L. Martin pp 1278–1293 Global Sensitivity Analysis Procedure Accounting for Effect of Available Experimental Data Yunfei Chu, Zuyi Huang, and Juergen Hahn pp 1294–1304 Feasibility of Reactive Distillation for Ternary Systems with Azeotropic Mixtures: Decomposition Reaction Chin-Shih Chen, Jeffrey D. Ward, and Cheng-Ching Yu pp 1305–1320 Design and Control of a Heat-Integrated Reactive Distillation Process to Produce Methanol and n-Butyl Acetate San-Jang Wang, Hsiao-Ping Huang, and Cheng-Ching Yu pp 1321–1329 Lead/Lag Compensator Design for Unstable Delay Processes Based on New Gain and Phase Margin Specifications Zhuo-Yun Nie, Qing-Guo Wang, Min Wu, Yong He, and Qin Qin pp 1330–1337 Plantwide Control of CO2 Capture by Absorption and Stripping Using Monoethanolamine Solution Yu-Jeng Lin, Tian-Hong Pan, David Shan-Hill Wong, Shi-Shang Jang, Yu-Wen Chi, and Chia-Hao Yeh pp 1338–1345 Prediction of Multiple Steady States in Distillation through Simple Mass and Heat Balance Analysis Manabu Kano, Hiroshi Makita, and Shinji Hasebe pp 1346–1351 PID Controller Design Directly from Plant Data Xin Yang, Bu Xu, and Min-Sen Chiu pp 1352–1359 Numerical Study of a Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell during Heat-up and Start-up Operation YoungHwang Kim, MyungSuk Son, and In-Beum Lee pp 1360–1368 Production Planning and Scheduling of Parallel Continuous Processes with Product Families Georgios M. Kopanos, Luis Puigjaner, and Christos T. Maravelias pp 1369–1378 Comparison of Sampling Strategies for Gaussian Process Models, with Application to Nanoparticle Dynamics Andres F. Hernandez and Martha A. Grover pp 1379–1388 Postdecision-State-Based Approximate Dynamic Programming for Robust Predictive Control of Constrained Stochastic Processes Wee Chin Wong and Jay H. Lee pp 1389–1399 Performance Synthesis of Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MIMO) Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) Run-to-Run Controllers with Metrology Delay Richard Good , S. Joe Qin pp 1400–1409 A Globally Convergent Algorithm for the Run-to-Run Control of Systems with Sector Nonlinearities Grgory François, Bala Srinivasan, and Dominique Bonvin pp 1410–1418 Predictive Dynamic Modeling of Key Process Variables in Granulation Processes Using Partial Least Squares Approach Doron Ronen, Constantijn F. W. Sanders, Hong Sing Tan, Paul R. Mort, and Francis J. Doyle, III pp 1419–1426 Use of Discrete Laguerre Expansions for Noniterative Identification of Nonlinear Wiener Models Shyh-Hong Hwang, Chu-Yu Hsieh, Ho-Tsen Chen, and Yu-Chang Huang pp 1427–1438 Effect of the Operating Strategy of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell on the Effectiveness of Decentralized Linear Controllers P. Vijay, M. O. Tad, and R. Datta pp 1439–1452 Selective Hydrogenation of Methylacetylene and Propadiene in an Industrial Process: A Multiobjective Optimization Approach Wei Wu and Yu-Lu Li pp 1453–1459 Closed-Loop Identification of Dynamic Models for Multivariable Systems with Applications to Monitoring and Redesign of Controllers Jyh-Cheng Jeng and Yan-You Lin pp 1460–1472 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.10 Contents: Asian Journal of Control Contributed by: li-Chen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw Asian Journal of Control Vol.13, No.1 January, 2011 CONTENTS Special issue on "Iterative Learning Control" Regular papers: 1. Paper Title: A Framework for Analysis of Observer-Based ILC Authors: Johanna Wallen, Mikael Norrlof, and Svante Gunnarsson 2. Paper Title: On Equivalence between Internal and External Model-Based Repetitive Learning Controllers for Nonlinear Passive Systems Authors: Josip Kasac, Branko Novakovic, and Vladimir Milic 3. Paper Title: Necessary and Sufficient Stability Condition of LTV Iterative Learning Control Systems Using a 2-D Approach Authors: Deyuan Meng, Yingmin Jia, Junping Du, and Fashan Yu 4. Paper Title: Anticipatory Approach to Design Robust Iterative Learning Control for Uncertain Time-Delay Systems Authors: Deyuan Meng and Yingmin Jia 5. Paper Title: Fractional-Order Iterative Learning Control for Fractional-Order Linear Systems Authors: Yan Li, YangQuan Chen, and Hyo-Sung Ahn 6. Paper Title: An Identification Method for MIMO Continuous-Time Systems via Iterative Learning Control Concepts Authors: Fumitoshi Sakai and Toshiharu Sugie 7. Paper Title: A Convex Optimization Design of Robust Iterative Learning Control for Linear Systems with Iteration-Varying Parametric Uncertainties Authors: Dinh Hoa Nguyen and David Banjerdpongchai 8. Paper Title: Practical Iterative Learning Control Framework Based on Robust Adaptive Approach Authors: Weisheng Chen, Junmin Li, and Jing Li 9. Paper Title: Decentralized Adaptive Fuzzy Neural Iterative Learning Control for Nonaffine Nonlinear Interconnected Systems Authors: Ying-Chung Wang and Chiang-Ju Chien 10. Paper Title: Development of a Hybrid Iterative Learning Control for Contouring NURBS Curves Authors: Meng-Shiun Tsai, Chung-Liang Yen, and Hong-Tzong Yau 11. Paper Title: An ILC Scheme for a Class of Nonlinear Continuous-Time Systems with Time- Iteration-Varying Parameters Subject to Second-Order Internal Model Authors: Chenkun Yin, Jian-Xin Xu, and Zhongsheng Hou Regular issue Regular papers: 1. Paper Title: New Delay-Dependent Robust Stability of Discrete Singular Systems with Time-Varying Delay Authors: Zhaoping Du, Qingling Zhang, and Lili Liu 2. Paper Title: Exponential Stability of String System with Variable Coefficients under Non-Collocated Feedback Controls Authors: Yunlan Chen, Zhongjie Han, Genqi Xu, and Dongyi Liu 3. Paper Title: State Variable Approach to the Analysis of Neural Control of Long Term Blood Pressure Dynamics Authors: M. Shahin and S. Maka Brief papers: 1. Paper Title: Output Feedback Control for Stochastic Nonholonomic Systems with Growth Rate Restriction Authors: Yun-Long Liu and Yu-Qiang Wu 2. Paper Title: Sampled-Data State Feedback Stabilization of a Class of Nonlinear Systems Based on Euler Approximation Authors: Fahad Mumtaz Malik, Mohammad Bilal Malik, and Khalid Munawar 3. Paper Title: Distributed Robust MPC for Constrained Systems with Polytopic Description Authors: Baocang Ding *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.11 Contents: Control Engineering of China Contributed by: lusw@mail.neu.edu.cn Control Engineering of China Chief Editor: Professor Tianyou. Chai Deputy Chief Editor: Professor Hong Wang and Dr Shaowen Lu Current Issue – January 2011 Controller Structure Sensitivity Analysis of a Pulping Mill Using the Reduced Structure Methodology Amin Nobakhti, WANG Hong Neural SWVS Decoupling Control of Bearingless Motor Based on Differential Geometry ZHU Huang-qiu, HAO Xiao-hong. ZHANG Ting-ting, DIAO Xiao-yan Application of Fuzzy-PID in Position Control System of Die Forging Press HUANG Ming-hui, XIONG Huan-huan, ZHAO Xiao-lin, DUAN Jun, LIU Xin-liang Bounded Countrol of Systems Based on Adaptive Observers SONG Yun-zhong, CHEN Hui Anti-windup Control Design Using Modified Internal Model Control Based on Bessel Filter JIN Qi-bing, WANG Zai-fu, SUN Xiao-tian , REN Shi-bing On Road Feel Simulation Control of Vehicle Steer-By-Wire System QIU Xu-yun, FENG Jin-xiang, YU Ming-jin, RUAN Jiu-hong, TAN Ming-xu A Preprocessing Method of Process Data Based on Morphology-EMD Filitering\ CHEN Wen-chi, LIU Fei GGAP-RBF Neural Network Inverse Synchronous Control of Complex Multi-motor System ZHANG Jin-zhao, LIU Guo-hai H State Feedback Control for Lurie Control Systems with Time-Delay BAO Jun-dong, FAN Chong Decoupling Design of Generalized Predictive Control for Multivarizble Systems XUE Ming-sheng, FAN Di, WEI Heng-hua On Short-Time Wind Speed Prediction Based on Time-series Neural Network Algorithm LIANG Lan-zhen, SHAO Fan Soft Sensor of Penicillin Fermentation Based on Inverse System SUN Yu-kun, ZHANG Yao, HUANG Yong-hong, SUN Xiao-tian A Study on Synchronization of High-order Sliding Mode Control of Unified Chaotic Systems TANG Chun-hui Chaos Characteristicin of the Rolling Mill Automatic Position Control System ZHANG Rui-cheng, LIU Xiao-dong, CHEN Zhi-kun Robust and Adaptive Fuzzy Control of Nonholonomic Mobile Manipulator WANG Hong-qi, ZHANG Wei Robust Fault-tolerant Control Based on Dynamic Output Feedback for Networked Control System LI Wei, JIANG Dong-nian, ZHANG Jian-quan Kernel Algorithm Reaearch of Bending Maching Based on Improved BP Algorithm BAI Rui-lin, LU Chang-long, HU Jun-shan Fuzzy Immune PID Controller for Drying-Grain Temperature and Humidity ZHU De-quan, QIAN Liang-cun, SUN Lei, WANG Shuo, ZHANG Nian-sheng Grey-Prediction-Based Extension Control Stratrgy WANG Ming-dong, LIU Xian-lin, YU JI-lai Fuzzy Controller Design of Ball-Beam System Based on Networked Control ZHAN Tan, GUI Wei-hua, YANG Chun-hua, WU Xiao-feng Traveling Salesman Problem Based on Integration of Evolution Strategies and Ant Colony Algorithm CONG Shuang, JIA Ya-jun On Based on Optimazotion Control Strategy Matrix Converter YANG Ping, ZHOU Shao-xiong, ZHENG Mu-gui, LV Xue-yu Modeling and Simulationg of Stop and Go Cruise System on Hybrid Electric Vehicles LI Wei, DUAN Jian-min Adaptive Weight Clonal Selection Algorithm and Its Application LI Yong, WANG Yu Robust Control for Single Phase Grid-Connected Inverters BAI Zhen-gui, WANG Zheng-shi, ZHANG Guang-ming. CHEN Guang-tai, GAO Yong-jun, ZHANG Hai-yu Research on Integrated Stabilization System Using Zero Speed Fin Stabilizer for AUV JIN Hong-zhang, JI Xiang-min, WANG Xiao-wei Development of Measurment and Conteol System of Ball-Beam Based on USB WANG Heng-sheng, PENG Hong-dao, KUANG Yang Application of Neural PID Controller to Two-wheeled Robot Control SUN Liang, SUN Qi-bing A Survey of Trajectory Tracking Control for Robot Manipulators SHI Xian-peng, LIU Shi-rong Measurement and Control System on Tri-axial Differential Units of Pipeline Robot CHEN Hong-jun, LU SI-ZHAO, JIANG Sheng-yuan, ZHANG Xiao-hua Slidilng-mode Control of a Unicycle Robot RUAN Xiao-gang, HU Jing-min, WANG Qi-yuan, LIU Hang FSM Model and Control Algorithm for Locomotion of Miniature Pneumatic Robot YU Lian-zhi, SHE Guo-jun, ZHU Xiao-fei, ZHANG Shi-lei Fuzzy Tracking Control for the Speed of Ultrasonic Motor BAI Rui, TONG Shao-cheng, WANG Feng A Survey of Stability and Control Stratrgy for Humanoid Running Robots PENG Sheng-jun, SHUI Hai-tao, Ma Hong-xu Robust Fault Diagnosis for a Class of Nonlinear Flight Control System YU Wei-qian, JIANG Bin, LIU Jian-wei Diagnosis of Distributed Test and Control Network Based on Minimal Fault Sensor XIAO Yong, SHAO Shi-huang, ZHU Xiang-he Fault Diagnosis for Hydeaulic Servo System of the Flash Welding Machine CHEN Zhang-wei, WANG Xue-kong *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.12 Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics Contributed by: Gamar Mammadova, f_aliev@hotmail.com TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 2, No.1, 2011 ISSN 2076-2585 Special Issue on Foliations, Dynamical Systems, Singularity Theory and Perverse Sheaves (Proceedings of the International School and Conference held in Samarkand State University, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, October 6-21, 2009) 1. Preface G. Mammadova, R´emi Langevin, F. El Zein, A. Soleev 2. S - Parabolic Manifolds A. Aytuna, A. Sadullaev 3. On the Meromorphic Extension along the Complex Lines A.A. Atamuratov, M.D. Vaisova 4. Bott's Residue Formula for Singular Varieties A. Buryak 5. Basic Aspects of Differential Geometry M. Chaperon 6. Reduction Theorem and Normal Forms of Linear Second Order Mixed Type PDE Families in the Plane A. Davydov, Linh Trinh Diep 7. Renormalizations of Circle Homeomorphisms with a Break Point A. Dzhalilov, A. Begmatov 8. On a Height of Smooth Functions with Multiple Components A. Ikromov, A. Soleev 9. On the Best Polynomial Approximations of Functions in Many Real Variables from the Sobolev’s Spaces with Derivatives of Bounded Variation A. Khatamov 10. Introduction to a Few Metric Aspects of Foliation Theory R´emi Langevin 11. Simple Singularities and Simple Lie Algebras Le Dung Trang, M. Tosun 12. Foliation Theory and it’s Applications A.Ya. Narmanov, G. Kaypnazarova 13. On the Isometries of Foliated Manifold A.Ya. Narmanov, A.S. Sharipov 14. Solution of the Integral Equations in the Problems of Three-Dimensional Nonsymmetrical Contact Taking into Account Friction G. Shyshkanova 15. Algebraic Properties of Generic Singularities R. Zaare-Nahandi 16. Anniversaries *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.13 Contents: Journal of Process Control Contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang_youqing@mail.buct.edu.cn Journal of Process Control, Volume 21, Issue 1 2 Editorial 2011 Pages 1-2 Wolfgang Marquardt Regular Articles 3 On the choice of importance distributions for unconstrained and constrained state estimation using particle filter Pages 3-16 J. Prakash, Sachin C. Patwardhan, Sirish L. Shah 4 PID controller frequency-domain tuning for stable, integrating and unstable processes, including dead-time Original Research Article Pages 17-27 Miroslav R. Mataušek, Tomislav B. Šekara 5 A G&P EWMA algorithm for high-mix semiconductor manufacturing processes Pages 28-35 Chun-Cheng Chang, Tian-Hong Pan, David Shan-Hill Wong, Shi-Shang Jang 6 Improved method for development of parsimonious orthonormal basis filter models Pages 36-45 Lemma D. Tufa, M. Ramasamy, M. Shuhaimi 7 Multivariable linearizing control of an industrial sugar crystallization process Pages 46-54 Cédric Damour, Michel Benne, Lionel Boillereaux, Brigitte Grondin-Perez, Jean-Pierre Chabriat 8 An extended approach of inverted decoupling Pages 55-68 Juan Garrido, Francisco Vázquez, Fernando Morilla 9 Tuning rules for optimal PID and fractional-order PID controllers Pages 69-81 Fabrizio Padula, Antonio Visioli 10 Using uncertain prior knowledge to improve identified nonlinear dynamic models Original Research Article Pages 82-91 Bruno O.S. Teixeira, Luis A. Aguirre 11 Simple tuning rules for feedforward compensators Original Research Article Pages 92-102 J.L. Guzmán, T. Hägglund 12 Control design for arbitrary complex nonlinear discrete-time systems based on direct NNMRAC strategy Pages 103-110 Shengquan Li, Juan Li, Jinhao Qiu, Hongli Ji, KongJun Zhu 13 Optimal input design for parameter estimation in a single and double tank system through direct control of parametric output sensitivities Pages 111-118 Hassan Akbari Chianeh, J.D. Stigter, Karel J. Keesman 14 Incorporating delayed and infrequent measurements in Extended Kalman Filter based nonlinear state estimation Pages 119-129 Ajit Gopalakrishnan, Niket S. Kaisare, Shankar Narasimhan 15 A systematic way to extend ideal PID tuning rules to the real structure Pages 130-136 Alberto Leva, Martina Maggio 16 Multivariate regression modeling for monitoring quality of injection moulding components using cavity sensor technology: Application to the manufacturing of pharmaceutical device components Pages 137-150 Magida Zeaiter, Wendy Knight, Simon Holland 17 Dynamic modeling and explicit/multi-parametric MPC control of pressure swing absorption systems Pages 151-163 Harish Khajuria, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos 18 On-line steam production prediction for a municipal solid waste incinerator by fully tuned minimal RBF neural networks Pages 164-172 A. Giantomassi, G. Ippoliti, S. Longhi, I. Bertini, S. Pizzuti 19 Handling communication disruptions in distributed model predictive control Pages 173-181 Mohsen Heidarinejad, Jinfeng Liu, David Muñoz de la Peña, James F. Davis, Panagiotis D. Christofides 20 Multiple model LPV approach to nonlinear process identification with EM algorithm Pages 182-193 Xing Jin, Biao Huang, David S. Shook 21 Min–Max MPC based on an upper bound of the worst case cost with guaranteed stability. Application to a pilot plant Pages 194-204 J.K. Gruber, D.R. Ramirez, T. Alamo, E.F. Camacho *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.14 Contents: AIChE Journal Contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang_youqing@mail.buct.edu.cn AIChE Journal, Volume 57, Issue 2 Greedy algorithm for scheduling batch plants with sequence-dependent changeovers (pages 373–387) Pedro M. Castro, Iiro Harjunkoski and Ignacio E. Grossmann Enhanced process comprehension and quality analysis based on subspace separation for multiphase batch processes (pages 388–403) Chunhui Zhao, Furong Gao, Dapeng Niu and Fuli Wang Probability bounds analysis for nonlinear dynamic process models (pages 404–422) Joshua A. Enszer, Youdong Lin, Scott Ferson, George F. Corliss and Mark A. Stadtherr Adjustable QSPRs for prediction of properties of long-chain substances (pages 423–433) Inga Paster, Mordechai Shacham and Neima Brauner Global superstructure optimization for the design of integrated process water networks (pages 434–457) Elvis Ahmetovic' and Ignacio E. Grossmann Safety assessment on distillation columns: From shortcut methods and heuristics to dynamic simulation (pages 458–472) Daniel Staak, Aristides Morillo, Patrick Schiffmann, Jens-Uwe Repke and Günter Wozny *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.15 CFP: Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics Contributed by: Elman Hasanoglu, elman@isikun.edu.tr We are pleased to announce the starting of our new hard cover journal TWMS (Turkic World Mathematical Society) Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ISSN 2146-1147). We hereby invite you to submit manuscripts of your original research papers for possible publication in the TWMS Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics. The articls: 1. must contain original work and must not exceed 12 page of A4 format written in standart LaTeX 12pt font 2. must not have been published previouslou, 3. must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or book available through a library or by purchase, 4. must contain a short abstract (no longer than 50 words) and keywords. We encourage you to send your article in electronic form so it can be refreed without postal delays and be published more quickly. The text of articles may be submitted in any common variant of TeX including LaTeX 2.09. Submissions should be made to the Managing Editor Prof.Dr. Elman Hasanoglu elman@isikun.edu.tr. Please, do not hesitate to contact with me for relevant information concerning our journal. With kind regards, Prof.Dr. Elman Hasanoglu, Managing Editor: TWMS Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics, Department of Mathematics,Isik University, Sile, 34980, Turkey *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.16 CFP: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing Contributed by: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Challenges, Trends and Solutions for 3-D” There are still many hurdles to overcome before we experience 3-D visual sensation on a daily basis in our lives. Nevertheless, 3-D innovations are being continuously presented in scientific, broadcasting and medical conventions, to name a few. Different applications will benefit from the 3-D sensation such as television, cinema, games, virtual studios, (3-D) immersion, (3-D) imaging for medicine, and many others. Over-the-air 3-D experimental broadcasting using various formats, new 3-D gear, remotely aligned camera rigs for stereoscopic 3-D production, 3-D displays, and solutions for 3-D productions are making the news. 3-D imaging and processing have considerably grown leading to a number of challenges including 3-D acquisition, production, representation, processing, editing, compression, transmission, optimization and visualization, etc. This special issue aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry to present developments in image/video processing algorithms targeting 3-D applications, technologies and services. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1. Free Viewpoint Video and Depth Image Based Rendering 2. Intermediate View Interpolation 3. Stereoscopic and Multi-view Image/Video Processing and Coding 4. Depth/disparity map coding 5. Stereoscopic and Multi-view Visualization 6. Visual Comfort and Quality for 3DTV 7. 3-D Perception and Interaction 8. Quality assessment for 3-D (objective and subjective) 9. Human Factors in Stereoscopy 10. 3-D Imaging Techniques TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Submission due: April 1, 2011 Notification of paper acceptance: August 15, 2011 Publication date: January 2012 PAPER SUBMISSION Authors should follow the MSSP manuscript format as described in "the information for Authors" in the MSSP web site: www.springer.com/11045 . The prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking "submit online" in the above website, following the guidelines there. Once in the online system, select Article Type of "SI: Challenges, Trends and Solutions for 3-D ". Authors should also indicate clearly on the first page that the paper is submitted to the "SI: Challenges, Trends and Solutions for 3-D" Publication in Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing is free. However, the authors have the option to make their papers “Open Access” by paying a publication fee. Professor Eduardo Antonio Barros da Silva Program of Electrical Engineering COPPE/PEE/Poli/DEL/UFRJ Cx. P. 68504, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941-972, BRASIL Tel: +55 21 2562-8156 / Fax: +55 21 2562-8205 E-mail: eabsilva@ieee.org Professor Carla Liberal Pagliari Department of Electrical Engineering Instituto Militar de Engenharia - IME Praça General Tibúrcio, 80 22290-270, Rio de Janeiro ,RJ, Brasil Tel: +55 21 3820-4195 / Fax: +55 21 2546-7039 E-mail: carla@ime.eb.br *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.17 CFP: ASEE Computers in Education Contributed by: esposito@usna.edu Call for Papers: Special Issue on Assessing Computer Programming Proficiency, American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Computers in Education Journal Assessment is an integral part of the modern educational paradigm, and a necessary component of the accreditation process. Despite its central role, it is frequently assigned as an ancillary duty to faculty members who are busy with other activities and lack formal training in pedagogical assessment. We are soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue concerning tools, techniques and case studies for assessing computer programming education. Organizers: Joel Esposito and Jenelle Piepmeier, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Direct questions to esposito@usna.edu or piepmeie@usna.edu Deadline: April 1, 2011 Submissions: E-mail submissions to ed-pub@crosslink.net Format: MS word, single column, 12 pt font, approximately 15 pages. http://www.asee.org/papers-and-publications/publications/division-publications/ computers-in-education-journal/CoEd-detail-info-authors.pdf Topics of Interest: Course Assessment: What are some common outcomes, interesting assessment exercises, and evaluation techniques for meaningfully assessing programming proficiency in introductory computing courses? How does the approach change for structured programming versus object oriented programming? Standardizing Assessment Models: Are there guidelines for designing assessment activities that would facilitate comparison of approaches across institutions? How can the process be designed to remove instructor bias, platform dependencies, or institutional idiosyncrasies? How should the results be normalized or scaled to facilitate national comparison? Are there longitudinal evaluation exercises assignments equally applicable at the freshman through senior level, which would allow one to track a student’s development? Assessing Outreach Activities: Does early exposure to computing (middle school, high school, pre-college summer experiences or mentorships) really result in higher computer science enrollment? What are the proper measures of such a program’s efficacy? How can the participants be tracked over time? Novel Assessment Tools: Novel or surveys of existing online, automated or collaborative platforms for survey deployment, assignment evaluation, data collection, document storage, and alumni tracking. Tutorials or Case Study Papers on Statistical Assessment Methodologies: Proper design of longitudinal assessment experiments across graduating classes; evaluating predictive models that correlate admission criteria or introductory class performance with programming proficiency at graduation; ANOVA analysis of the influence of multiple factors (gender, age, prior experience, instruction technique, first programming language, etc.) on program outcomes. Diverse Approaches to Computing Education: What are desired outcomes, performance measures and sample rubrics for computing education for non-computer science majors? Example courses include microprocessors and embedded computing for control and signal processing, numerical methods for engineers and scientist, programming for information technology majors, or programming experiences for non-technical majors. Position Papers: Does the current accreditation criteria and process properly shape programs to meet the need of the target customers (graduate programs, industry and government)? Is the current faculty approach and mindset toward assessment producing actionable intelligence to correct deficiencies? Is there a better set of common, measurable, educational objectives for computing education? Is there a need for a national licensing exam? Typically position papers are up to 5 pages. Longer position papers would be considered, provided their length is commensurate with their scope and rigor. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.18 CFP: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing Contributed by: Zhiping Lin, ezplin@ntu.edu.sg Special Issue on “Multidimensional Signal and Image Analysis on Health Care Applications The rapid approaching of elderly era has caused the impending needs for applying new technology for elderly and disabled people to improve health conditions and increase the quality of life. Under such a situation, novel bioengineering devices and tools are being developed to gain better under- standing of human metabolic, anatomy and functions of organs. On the other hand, chronic diseases cause the healthcare to be shared by daily health maintenance triggering the impending needs of the intelligence of the device, in which preliminary decisions need to be built into the system for providing preliminary recommendation. To achieve the development of novel and intelligent bioengineering and healthcare devices, the technique of multidimensional signal and image processing and analysis plays one of the major roles. Compared with single dimensional signal analysis, the analysis of multidimensional signals and images provides more information. On the other hand, the high dimensionality of data may also cause large computational cost and, therefore, reduce the feasibility. Consequently, how to extract information for best estimation of health situations from the correlated or uncorrelated signals needs to be addressed. The goal of this special issue is to provide most up-to-date and recent advances of multidimensional signal and image analysis techniques for health care applications. Hopefully, this special issue will serve as a forum and venue for researches in both academia and industries working on this area to share their experiences with the readers. All topics in this special issue should be related to health care applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 1: signal and image feature extraction and classification 2: spectral analysis and transform techniques 3: data reduction and information compactness 4: spatial and spectral fusion analysis of multidimensional signals and images 5: noisy signal and image processing and superresolution 6: signal and image reconstruction from partial observations 7: data modeling, estimation and prediction 8: healthcare systems and devices with multidimensional signal and/or image analysis TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Submission due: February 15, 2011 Notification of paper acceptance: May 30, 2011 Publication date: October, 2011 PAPER SUBMISSION Authors should follow the MSSP manuscript format as described in "the information for Authors" in the MSSP web site: www.springer.com/11045. The prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking "submit online" in the above website, following the guidelines there. Once in the online system, select Article Type of "SI: Health Care Applications ". Authors should also indicate clearly on the first page that the paper is submitted to the "SI: Health Care Applications: Chung/Newcomb" Publication in Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing is free. However, the authors have the option to make their papers “Open Access” by paying a publication fee. Professor Pau-Choo Chung (Julia) Department of Electrical Engineering National Cheng Kung University Tainan 70101, Taiwan ROC E-mail: pcchung@ee.ncku.edu.tw Tel: 886-6-2757575 ext 62373 Fax: 886-6-2345482 Professor Robert Newcomb Department of Electrical Engineering University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA Email: newcomb@eng.umd.edu *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 4.19 CFP: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Contributed by: Christopher Kitts, ckitts@scu.edu CFP: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Focus Issue: Marine Mechatronic Systems Guest Editors: Dr. Christopher Kitts (ckitts@scu.edu) Dr. Ying Chen Dr. Stefan Williams Dr. Brian Bingham Dr. Gwyn Griffiths Mr. William Kirkwood The marine environment plays a critical role in our ecosystem, economy and daily lives. As we increase our reliance on oceans and waterways for new resources and expanding civil, commercial and scientific activities, we are faced with a need for highly capable mechatronic systems capable of performing in this environment. Marine mechatronic systems are used for a wide range of applications, such as exploring the extreme depths of our ocean, harvesting resources ranging from food to oil, monitoring our environment, supporting national defence operations, transporting goods, and supporting recreational activities. While doing this, these systems operate in a demanding environment with challenges such as intense hydrostatic pressures, harmful interaction with electronics and materials, powerful hydrodynamic forces, and high attenuation of electromagnetic signals. This Focused Section of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics is dedicated to new advances in the modeling, analysis, design, control, implementation and operation of mechatronic devices and systems operating in the marine environment. Papers should contain both theoretical and practical/experimental results and are subject to the TMECH review procedures. Potential topics include but are not limited to: Novel platforms, including moorings, buoys, ships, tethered and untethered underwater robots, and gliders Fleets, clusters, and formations of surface and underwater robotic vehicles Novel components and technologies as well as advanced control and automation strategies Seafloor observatories and distributed sensor networks Environmental monitoring and characterization systems Disaster monitoring and mitigation systems Deep-sea measurement, sampling, and drilling systems Systems for energy harvesting and flow containment Systems for in situ sensing, sampling and analysis and environmental perturbation experiments Systems for inspection, remote observation, and physical intervention Manuscript preparation: Papers must contain original contributions and be prepared in accordance with TMECH standards. Instructions for authors are available online at: http://www.ieee-asme-mechatronics.org Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be submitted through the online submission service available at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmech-ieee. The cover letter should report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible publication in the focused section on Marine Mechatronic Systems”. All manuscripts will be subjected to the peer review process. If you have any question relating to this Focused Section, please email one of the Guest Editors. Important dates: Paper Submission April 1, 2011 Completion of First Review July 1, 2011 Submission of Revised Papers August 15, 2011 Completion of Final Review October 1, 2011 Submission of Final Manuscripts and Copyright Forms November 1, 2011 Publication February 2012 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 5. Conferences 5.1 TAROS 2011: Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Contributed by: Roderich Gross, r.gross@sheffield.ac.uk Second Call for Papers The submission system is now open! TAROS 2011 12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 31 August - 2 September 2011. Sheffield, United Kingdom More details and up-to-date information at http://www.taros.org.uk/ ABOUT TAROS Now in its 12th edition, TAROS is the UK's premiere annual conference for autonomous robotics. The meeting encompasses topics across the entire range of robotics research and is open to worldwide contributors and participants. TAROS 2011 will be a single-track conference, which includes a limited number of invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of high quality, original research. Submissions by authors who are new to TAROS are encouraged. An extra day (Friday 2nd September) has been added to this year's meeting to host a symposium on links between the academic and industrial robotics communities. PLENARY SPEAKERS Joseph Ayers (Northeastern University) Simon Blackmore (UniBots Ltd) Yiannis Demiris (Imperial College London) Paul Newman (The Oxford Mobile Robotics Group) PUBLICATION DETAILS Accepted full papers and extended abstracts will be published by Springer in the LNAI/LNCS series (http://www.springer.com/lncs) and authors will be required to follow the Springer publishing guidelines. The series is listed in various indexing services (e.g., ISI Proceedings, Scopus, ACM, and EI). The journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems will publish a special issue dedicated to TAROS 2011. ULRICH NEHMZOW BEST PAPER AWARD (In Memoriam of Professor Ulrich Nehmzow, founder of TAROS) A best paper award will be presented at the conference. The selection is based on the originality and quality of the submission and its potential impact. SUBMITTING TO TAROS 2011 TAROS 2011 invites both full papers (up to 12 pages, LNCS format) and extended abstracts (2 pages, LNCS format). Full papers are invited from researchers at any stage in their career but should present significant findings and advances in robotics research; more preliminary work would be better suited to extended abstract submission. All contributions will be fully refereed by at least three members of the programme committee. Full papers will be accepted for either oral presentation or poster presentation. Extended abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation only. Papers are solicited in all areas of robotics, including, but not restricted to: - Advanced applications of autonomous robots (industrial and research) - Advanced materials - Advanced medical robotics, robots for surgery - Analysis of robot-environment interaction - Applications development - Assistive robotics - Autonomous assembly robotics - Autonomous vehicles - Biohybrid robotic systems - Biomimetic and bio-inspired robotics - Cognitive robotics - Cooperative robotics - Developmental robotics - Ethical and societal issues in robotics - Evolutionary robotics - Field robotics - Flying robots (unmanned- and micro- air vehicles) - Hardware issues, devices and techniques, advanced sensor and actuator hardware - Human-Robot interaction and interfaces - Humanoid robotics - Intelligent prostheses - Learning and adaptation - Legged robots - Long-term interaction and operation - Modelling and analysis of robot models - Modular reconfigurable robots - Navigation, localisation, map building and path planning - Personal robotics - Robot autonomy including energy self-sufficiency - Robot communication and language - Robot control architectures - Robots in education, the arts and entertainment - Robot vision, sensing and perception - Service robotics - Space and planetary robotics - Swarm robotics The submission system is now open. Submission instructions are available on http://www.taros.org.uk/. ABOUT SHEFFIELD The City of Sheffield is built on seven hills and near the confluence of five rivers, it borders on to the UK's first national park (the Peak District). The city is known for its industrial heritage, current hi-tech industries, and as a cultural hub for South Yorkshire. The City hosts two Universities - Sheffield Hallam University (http://www.shu.ac.uk/) who will host TAROS 2011 and the University of Sheffield (http://www.shef.ac.uk/) who will co-organise the event. The two Universities house many active robotic research groups who are working together to organise the meeting. DEADLINES March 11, 2011 Submission deadline May 11, 2011 Notification of acceptance May 27, 2011 Camera ready copy August 31 - September 2, 2011 Conference INDUSTRIAL PARTICIPATION The participation of representatives of the industry is welcome both in the main conference and particularly in the academic-industry 1-day symposium. Exhibition space is available. Please contact info@taros.org.uk. TAROS 2011 SPONSORS IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - UKRI Chapter (co-sponsor) Looking forwards to seeing you in Sheffield. Jacques Penders & Tony Prescott Conference chairs, TAROS 2011 http://www.taros.org.uk info@taros.org.uk *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 6. Workshops 6.1 International Workshop on Multidimensional Systems Contributed by: Olivier Bachelier, Olivier.Bachelier@univ-poitiers.fr The 7th International Workshop on Multidimensional (nD) Systems (nDS'11) September 5-7, 2011, Poitiers, France http://laii.univ-poitiers.fr/nDS11/ Technically co-sponsored by IEEE-CASS It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 7th International Workshop on Multidimensional (nD) Systems (nDS11). Following the previous six editions (Lagów, 1998, Czocha 2000, Notre Dame 2002, Wuppertal 2005, Aveiro 2007, Thessaloniki 2009), nDS2011 will be held in Poiters, France, from September 5 to September 7, 2011. The aim of this workshop is to present the current state of the art in the theory and applications of multidimensional systems as well as to enable active researchers in the area of nD systems to meet and exchange ideas. We do hope that this will give you a good opportunity to discuss new trends and exchange knowledge and experiences. General Chairs Bachelier, O. (FR) Galkowski, K. (PL) Rogers, E. (GB) Organizing Committee Cauët, S. (FR) Chamroo, A. (FR) Mehdi, D. (FR) Moreau, S. (FR) Poinot, T. (FR) Signac, L. (FR) Tnani, S. (FR) Yeganefar, N. (FR) Important dates: Invited session and paper proposals due: February 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2011. Topics of interest: Blurred and noisy image processing Multidimensional signal reconstruction from partial or incomplete observations and projections Spectral analysis and transform techniques Signal modelling Array processing Linear and nonlinear control, prediction and filtering of multidimensional processes Robust analysis and control of uncertain multidimensional models Multidimensional spectrum estimation Multivariate approximation Multidimensional realization theory Multivariate polynomial and matrix factorization schemes Repetitive processes Iterative Learning Control (ILC) ...and other topics related to multidimensional systems theory and applications. Do not hesitate to contact the organizers of the workshop at nds11@ml.univ-poitiers.fr *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 6.2 International Workshop on Computational Systems Biology Contributed by: Heinz Koeppl, koeppl@ethz.ch International Workshop on Computational Systems Biology (WCSB) June 6-8, 2011 ETH Zurich, Switzerland http://www.wcsb2011.ethz.ch SCOPE: WCSB aims at bringing together the various communities involved in the different aspects of computational systems biology research, e.g. experimental biology, machine learning, theoretical computer science, signal processing, mathematics, statistics, and theoretical physics. The scientific program includes invited plenary talks as well as regular sessions with contributed research talks and posters. Following the four successful events hosted by Tampere University of Technology (Finland), and the events hosted by the University of Leipzig (Germany), Aarhus University (Denmark), and University of Luxembourg, the eighth event will be organized at ETH Zürich (Switzerland), from 6 to 8 June 2011. INVITED SPEAKERS: Ruedi Aebersold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Michael Stumpf, Imperial College London, UK Vincent Danos, University of Edinburgh, UK Magnus Rattray, University of Sheffield, UK Steffen Klamt, MPI Magdeburg, Germany Andre Ribeiro, Tampere University of Technology, FL Ilya Shmulevich, Institute for Systems Biology, USA PAPER SUBMISSION: The prospective authors are first asked to submit a title and abstract (max. 2500 characters) of their re- search. Based on the abstract, the scientific committee decides which authors will be invited to submit a full paper to be included in the proceedings. The papers should be maximum four pages, including results, figures, tables, and references. Minor corrections will be suggested upon reviewing the full papers. IMPORTANT DATES: Submission deadline for abstract: February 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2011 Submission deadline for paper: March 31, 2011 Review comments: April 15, 2011 Submission deadline for camera-ready paper: April 30, 2011 TICSP Copyright Form: April 30, 2011 Early bird registration deadline: April 30, 2011 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Jugoslava Acimovic (Tampere University of Technology) Miika Ahdesmäki (Almac Diagnostics) Carsten Carlberg (University of Luxembourg) David Galas (Institute for Systems Biology) Peter Grass (Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, Basel) Marco Grzegorczyk (Technische Universität Dortmund) Olli Yli-Harja (Tampere University of Technology, workshop co-chair) Antti Honkela (Aalto University) Juha Kesseli (Tampere University of Technology) Heinz Koeppl (ETH Zürich, workshop co-chair) Harri Lähdesmäki (Aalto University) Marja-Leena Linne (Tampere University of Technology) James Lu (ETH Zürich) Matti Nykter (Tampere University of Technology) Serge Pelet (ETH Zürich) Andre S. Ribeiro (Tampere University of Technology) Ilya Shmulevich (Institute for Systems Biology) Korbinian Strimmer (University of Leipzig) Ioan Tabus (Tampere University of Technology) Carsten Wiuf (Aarhus University) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Heinz Koeppl (ETH Zürich) James Lu (ETH Zürich) Serge Pelet (ETH Zürich) Peter Grass (Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, Basel) Jugoslava Acimovic (Tampere University of Technology) Juha Kesseli (Tampere University of Technology) Pirkko Ruotsalainen (Tampere University of Technology) SPONSORS: ETH Zurich,Tampere University of Technology Novartis, BASF, Roche, Syngenta, MerckSerono *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 6.3 CNS 2011 Workshop Contributed by: Aurel A. Lazar, aurel@ee.cohumbia.edu CNS*2011 Workshop on Methods of Systems Identification for Studying Information Processing in Sensory Systems Wednesday or Thursday, July 27 or 28, 2011 Stockholm, Sweden Organizers Aurel A. Lazar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University. Mikko I. Juusola, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield. The workshop is sponsored by Twentieth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2011 http://www.cnsorg.org/2011/index.shtml A functional characterization of an unknown system typically begins by making observations about the response of that system to input signals. The knowledge obtained from such observations can then be used to derive a quantitative model of the system in a process called system identification. The goal of system identification is to use a given input/output data set to derive a function that maps an arbitrary system input into an appropriate output. In neurobiology, system identification has been applied to a variety of sensory systems, ranging from insects to vertebrates. Depending on the level of abstraction, the identified neural models vary from detailed mechanistic models to purely phenomenological models. The workshop will provide a state of the art forum for discussing methods of system identification applied to the visual, auditory, olfactory and somatosensory systems in insects and vertebrates. The lack of a deeper understanding of how sensory systems encode stimulus information has hindered the progress in understanding sensory signal processing in higher brain centers. Evaluations of various systems identification methods and a comparative analysis across insects and vertebrates may reveal common neural encoding principles and future research directions. The workshop is targeted towards systems, computational and theoretical neuroscientists with interest in the representation and processing of stimuli in sensory systems in insects and vertebrates. The program of the workshop is available at http://www.bionet.ee.columbia.edu/workshops/cns/methods11/identification11.html *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 6.4 Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Contributed by: Ricardo Sanfelice, sricardo@u.arizona.edu A workshop on theoretical and applied topics pertaining to cyber-physical systems (CPS) will take place in Tucson on March 10 and 11. Its objective is to bring together students, faculty, and researchers on the subject, in particular, those from the U.S. Southwest area. Participants will have an opportunity to present new results and explore new venues to contribute to CPS. Invited speakers from academia and government agencies will deliver technical and informative talks on open problems, opportunities, and future directions of CPS research. The topics include: • Modeling abstractions • Nonlinear control • Path planning • Adaptive sensing • Multitasking software and implementation • Interconnections • Data fusion • Simulation Registration is now open until January 28, 2011. Further information and a registration form is available at http://www.u.arizona.edu/~sricardo/CPSworkshop An on-going list of participants is also available at the website. The workshop will take place at the Four Points Sheraton in Tucson, AZ, which is a short walk from the University of Arizona. The workshop is funded by NSF. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 6.5 French-Israeli Workshop on Delays & Robustness Contributed by: Didier Henrion, henrion@laas.fr French-Israeli Workshop on Delays & Robustness April 3-5, 2011, Technion—IIT, Haifa, Israel The organizers, Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS, Univ. Toulouse) and Leonid Mirkin (Technion—IIT), have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the French-Israeli Workshop on Delays & Robustness to be held in Haifa, Israel, April 3-5, 2011. The workshop is aimed at providing a stimulating platform for the exchange of the latest results and ideas in robust control and time-delay systems between French and Israeli researchers and participants from third countries. Speakers : * Frederic Colledani, CEA Fontenay-aux-Roses, France * Emilia Fridman, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel * Frederic Gouaisbaut, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse, France * Per-Olof Gutman, Technion—IIT, Israel * Didier Henrion, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse, France * Laurentiu Hetel, LAGIS-CNRS Univ. Lille, France * Orest Iftime, Univ. of Groningen, The Netherlands * Maxim Kristalny, Lund Univ., Sweden * Edouard Laroche, ENSPS Univ. Strasbourg, France * Leonid Mirkin, Technion—IIT, Israel * Dimitri Peaucelle, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse, France * Uri Shaked, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel * Alexandre Seuret, GIPSA-CNRS Univ. Grenoble, France * Tal Shima, Technion—IIT, Israel * Gilead Tadmor, Northeastern Univ., USA There is no registration fee, but please contact Leonid Mirkin if you are planning to attend. For more information, see http://leo.technion.ac.il/DelRob11/ *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 6.6 Workshop on Open Problems and Challenges in Automotive Control Contributed by: Francesco Borrelli,fborrelli@me.berkeley.edu Please join us for the “2011 Workshop on Open Problems and Challenges in Automotive Control” organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Automotive Control (TCAC). The one day workshop will be held immediately before the American Control Conference on June 28th 2011 at the Hilton on O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, USA in order to benefit from the international and multi-disciplinary participation garnered by the conference. The workshop will feature distinguished speakers from the automotive industry and academia who will discuss salient automotive control problems currently confronting practitioners and researchers. The workshop will have eight presentations, with breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks included as a part of the program to encourage continuing discussions and networking. The workshop aims to provide an informal venue to discuss system/control challenges that are common between OEMS, to facilitate exchange of ideas between industry and academia and subsequent synergies in research efforts. Our distinguished keynote speakers will discuss about: - Drivers cognition and perception - Autonomous cars: from control design to market safety requirements - Electric vehicles and the interaction with the grid - The next generation of green cars - Software tools for automatic model-based control design, verification and diagnostics. - Car to Car/Environment communication and its legislation. The registration is FREE but the number of sits is limited. Please register ASAP by sending an email to Theresa Lin (tlin051@berkeley.edu) with your contact information. The detailed program will be available soon on the workshop website: http://a2c2.org/conferences/acc2011/Workshops.html We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! On behalf of the IEEE TCAC Francesco Borrelli *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 6.7 International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems Contributed by: John Chiasson, johnchiasson@boisestate.edu International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems ISRCS 2011 August 9-11, 2011 Hosted in Boise, Idaho 4th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems The major purpose of this symposium is to extend and endorse particular concepts that will generate novel research and codify resilience in next generation control system designs. There will be four tracks for this year’s symposium: Complex Networked Control Systems, Cyber Awareness, Human Systems, and Data Fusion Statement of Themes: Energy security and sustainability are important concerns to individuals and industry alike, but even with the promise of a smart grid, increasing research will be necessary to ensure that what is achieved is more resilient in nature. As mobile and industrial robotics form an ever increasing role in both national defense and plant automation, the dependence on these systems elevates a need to ensure continued operability in spite of hazardous environments. Through appropriate sessions and presentations, this year's symposium will highlight resilience in light of the power system and robotics, bringing to light resilience perspectives important to these applications. Submission Schedule • Paper Submission Due: April 4, 2011 • Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 6, 2011 • Final Paper Submission: July 11, 2011 • Symposium Website: http://www.inl.gov/isrcs Call for Papers Paper submission will be handled through the symposium website listed above. Please refer to this website for the latest information. Cost • $395 • $345 for registration by July 25, 2011 • $50 discount for IEEE IES members • Half price registration for registered students Venue Boise Centre 850 West Front Street, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 336-8900 Accommodations • The Grove Hotel, (208) 333-8000 • Hotel 43, (208) 342-4622 • Hampton Inn & Suites-Boise/Downtown, (208) 331-1900 Schedule • Day 1: Tutorial Workshop Sessions • Day 2: Paper Sessions • Day 3: Panel Discussions Topical Areas (including, but not limited to) • Human Machine Interaction: cognitive modeling, machine learning, digital human modeling • Human Systems Design: environmental configuration, tailored presentation • Control Theory: intelligent, reconfigurable, optimal • Control Framework: supervisory, multi-agent, distributed intelligence • Control Security: decoys, randomization, diversity, training and cognition, decision making, measurement • Cyber Architecture: health indicators, defense optimization • Data Fusion: data reduction, security characterization, data diversity, anomaly detection, response prioritization • Computational intelligence: machine learning, neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computation, Baysian belief networks • Cyber-physical power and energy systems: Real-time communication, protection, control, resilience, reliability, sustainability, efficiency • Robotic systems: Failure/error tolerance and recovery, adaptable/flexible architectures, multi-level/agent systems, multi-sensor fusion, tele-presence, probabilistic behaviors, performance validation/verification, communications security Keynote Speakers • Prof. Massoud Amin, University of Minnesota • Prof. Lamine Mili, Virginia Tech • Prof. Bill Sanders, University of Illinois • Prof. G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Missouri University of Science & Technology • Prof. Shankar Sastry, Dean of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley Benefits • Opportunity to participate in an evolving focus area within critical infrastructure protection and cyber-physical systems • Reduced registration fee for IEEE IES members • Optional trip to area attraction for a nominal fee General Chairs • Craig Rieger, Idaho National Laboratory, craig.rieger@inl.gov • Milos Manic, University of Idaho, misko@uidaho.edu Organizing Chairs • Michelle Blacker, michelle.blacker@inl.gov • Jodi Grgich, jodi.grgich@inl.gov Technical Program Chairs • John Chiasson, Boise State University • Thomas Larson, Idaho National Laboratory Track Chairs • Complex Networked Control Systems: Prof. YangQuan Chen, Utah State University • Human Systems: Prof. Barrett Caldwell, Purdue University • Cyber Awareness: Prof. Eugene Santos, Dartmouth College • Data Fusion: Prof. Devendra Garg, Duke University Publication Chair • Deborah McQueen, University of Idaho Technical Co-Sponsor • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Organizers • Boise State University • Idaho National Laboratory • Idaho State University • University of Idaho *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7. Positions 7.1 PhD: Johannes Kepler University in Linz/Austria Contributed by: luigi.delre@jku.at The Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, is fast growing university with strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research and a wide industrial background and strong industrial cooperation, among others through its competence Center ACCM. The Institute for Design and Control of Mechatronical Systems, one of the two automatic control institutes, has an open position for a PhD student with a solid background in control. The PhD student will work together with two leading OEMs (one from the light and one from the heavy duty sector) to develop new approaches for adaptive optimal control. The candidate should have a control oriented background in electrical, mechanical, or mechatronics engineering and be interested in identification, optimization and/or (nonlinear) control applications. No command of German is required but it is a good opportunity to learn it as well. To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades, motivation letter and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to: daniela.hummer@jku.at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it until end of february 2011. For more information refer to the same e-mail address. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.2 PhD: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Contributed by: John Kessels, j.t.b.a.kessels@tue.nl PhD position: Energy Management for Commercial Hybrid Electric Vehicles The Control Systems (CS) group of the department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, offers 4-year PhD position. Mastering complexity, present in electronics, mechatronics, power systems, automotive or industrial processes, is a driving force for the CS group to develop sophisticated control strategies. CS has selected and is directing international research into the following phenomena: Energy management, model reduction strategies and on-line identification. PROJECT DESCRIPTION - Emission legislation plays a dominant role in the development process of new commercial vehicles. To satisfy upcoming regulations on hazardous emissions (as well as stringent requirements on fuel economy), new technologies will be introduced to improve the overall energy efficiency of the vehicle. Additional to this new hardware, also advanced control software is needed for good system integration and to handle system complexity. Together with an international truck manufacturer, Eindhoven University of Technology has started a research project on innovative (hybrid) powertrain concepts for heavy duty vehicles. In this project, the truck manufacturer will develop a demonstrator vehicle with state-of-art hardware technology. The main contribution of the university is to provide a unified control architecture with underlying algorithms for integrated powertrain control. The research of the PhD student will focus on novel energy management strategies, in order to maximize the vehicle fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. A holistic system approach is foreseen considering all energy sources, sinks and buffers which are present in the vehicle powertrain. This also includes on-line identification of powertrain components and auxiliaries. Eventually, the developed control strategies will be tested and evaluated on a demonstrator vehicle. This research project is financially supported by the Dutch automotive research program HTAS (High Tech Automotive Systems), see www.htas.nl. Closing date is 20 February 2011. REQUIREMENTS - Candidates for this PhD position should have an MSc in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering - or a similar education - and should be familiar with modern control techniques. APPOINTMENT AND SALARY: - A challenging job at a dynamic and ambitious University within an enthusiastic team - An appointment for four years - Gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU) - An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, end of the year allowance and sport facilities MORE INFORMATION: Dr. ir. J.T.B.A. Kessels (j.t.b.a.kessels@tue.nl) Prof. dr. ir. P.P.J. van den Bosch (P.P.J.v.d.Bosch@tue.nl) *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.3 PhD: TU Munich Contributed by: Martin Buss, lsr@ei.tum.de PhD Position in "Learning Control", TU Munich The Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technische Universität München, is seeking an Assistant/wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in with the opportunity for dissertation in the emerging area of learning control. Starting from classical control theory, emerging methodologies including modern adaptive control, reinforcement learning, and randomized algorithms are investigated. Research is foreseen to be mainly in control theory and is likely to include methods from the following areas: - system identification - robust control methods - fault tolerant systems / fault diagnosis - direct and indirect adaptive control - reinforcement learning - stochastic control The position has the potential of full salary according to German rules (13 TV-L). Requirements are a successful degree (master/diploma) with excellent records. Please send your application including your complete CV, relevant certificates, and some of your publications by Email to lsr@ei.tum.de with the Keyword "CogCon". The deadline for application is 31 March 2011, but candidates are considered as their applications are received, so earlier submission is advisable. TUM is especially encouraging minorities and women to apply, because of its strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research, and practice. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.4 PhD: University of Kassel contributed by: Olaf Stursberg, stursberg@uni-kassel.de The Institute of Control and Systems Theory at University of Kassel (Germany) has two open PhD positions on control systems, one with focus on stochastic hybrid systems, the other on cooperative and hierarchical control of distributed systems. Applications are kindly requested from candidates with a strong background in systems and control or applied mathematics, and with a Master degree in the respective field. Experience in one (or more) of the areas of hybrid and switching systems, stochastic control, numerical optimization, model abstraction, or game theory is a plus. The earliest starting date is April 2011. The positions are paid according to the TV-E13 scheme (which amounts to not less than 38k EURO gross per year) and are intended to run for three (or at maximum four) years. A moderate teaching load as teaching assistant leaves sufficient time to work towards the PhD degree. Interested candidates should send a letter of intent, a CV, and transcripts of their Bachelor and Master studies to Prof. Stursberg (rst@uni-kassel.de). More information is available at: www.control.eecs.uni-kassel.de *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.5 PhD: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Contributed by: Tommy Gravdahl, tommy.gravdahl@itk.ntnu.no The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Engineering Cybernetics, invites applicants for 1 PhD position in the area of robotics. The Jupiter Robotics project is a collaborative R&D project between ABB and Statoil with additional funding from the Research Council of Norway. The main goal of this project is to explore, develop and demonstrate the use of robotics technology for future offshore oil and gas facilities. Robotics technology has a key role to play in remote, harsh and unpredictable environments. A Phd scholarship is vacant within the field of telemanipulation of robotic manipulators. The focus of the research is to be on one-to-many telemanipulation with one or several masters situated on shore, and one or several slaves situated on an offshore platform. Another approach to this problem is letting an operator define the problem using a master robot, and then relying on the control system to define the task for one or more robots in the field. Both approaches are relevant to this project. Theoretical results are to be implemented and tested at ABB’s robot facilities in Oslo. The successful a pplicant will have a Masters’ degree in robotics or control engineering with excellent qualifications in modeling and nonlinear control systems design. Solid scientific qualifications, relevant MSc research topics and personal qualities are important. Foreign applicants must document a TOEFL score of 600 or higher. Applications are to be submitted electronically through www.jobbnorge.no, where also information regarding how to apply can be found. Applications should be marked: IME 017-2011. Application deadline: February 28, 2011. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.6 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Contributed by: Mahmut Reyhanoglu, reyhanom@erau.edu Dynamics and control of aerospace systems PhD positions are available in the area of DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS under the supervision of Prof. Mahmut Reyhanoglu,Prof. Sergey Drakunov, and Prof. William MacKunis at the Department of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University located in Daytona Beach. These positions cover full tuition and fees plus a $20,000 per year stipend. Requirements include a strong background in control theory, dynamic systems and mathematics; a Master’s degree in engineering, physics, or applied mathematics; and excellent skills in using Matlab and Simulink. For details and application procedures, please visit http://www.erau.edu/db/degrees/phd-engineeringphysics.html Contact: Prof. Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Physical Sciences Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida. E-mail: reyhanom@erau.edu *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.7 Post-Doc: Soton, UK Contributed by: Dr Chris Freeman, cf@ecs.soton.ac.uk We would welcome candidates with a background in applied control, biomechanical or rehabilitation engineering to join a multi-disciplinary research team investigating use of electrical stimulation to assist upper limb movement post stroke. The aim of this three year EPSRC funded project is to examine movement characteristics in unimpaired and stroke patients during everyday activities with their arm, before implementing and evaluating novel control schemes which assist stroke patients’ performance using electrical stimulation. The project will address the problem that 80% of stroke patients experience long-term reduction in arm function and half of all patients are unable to perform tasks such as picking an object up off a table. The research builds on proof-of-concept work performed at Southampton which has shown that advanced control schemes that learn from a patient’s past performance can precisely assist movement. This project will develop this work in order to stimulate a number of muscles in the shoulder, wrist and hand, assisting functional tasks whilst the patient is also supported by a robot. The project will culminate with a clinical trial involving a number of patients using the system. The necessary tasks will include: • Investigating movement characteristics in experiments with unimpaired and stroke patients using a motion capture system and kinematic models • Implementing and evaluating control schemes for the application of electrical stimulation to assist stroke patient’s movement of the arm, hand and wrist • Working with a clinician to ensure the system is suitable for use with stroke patients during a clinical trial If you would like further details of the research or would like to discuss the post in further detail, please contact Professor Eric Rogers (etar@ecs.soton.ac.uk) or Dr. Chris Freeman (cf@ecs.soton.ac.uk ). The project is funded by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and is available for up to 3 years. Please visit www.jobs.soton.ac.uk and apply on-line, or call +44(0)23 8059 2750. The closing date for applications is 25th February 2011 at 12.00 noon. Please quote reference number 5235-11-G on all correspondence. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.8 Post-Doc: University of New South Wales Contributed by: Jie Bao, j.bao@unsw.edu.au POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW REF. 7755 FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney, Australia Salary Level: Academic Level A, A$72,675 - A$77,733 per year (plus up to 9% employer superannuation plus leave loading.) A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available for work in the multi-disciplinary areas of process control and membrane technology on an Australian Research Council funded project. This work aims to reduce membrane fouling by developing destabilizing electro-osmotic flow control integrated with spacer design to maximize mixing in membrane channels. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for detailed development of mathematical models for CFD simulations, flow control strategies and algorithms for membrane system fouling reduction. The work will be supervised by Associate Professor Jie Bao and Professor Dianne Wiley. Essential criteria: a PhD in Engineering or Mathematics; good knowledge of and research experience with process control and modern control theories; strong mathematical skills; ability to work independently; excellent oral and written communication skills; a good track record of research publications; knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training; knowledge of equal opportunity principles. Desirable criteria: good knowledge of and research experience with flow control, computational fluid dynamics modelling and simulations, control of distributed parameter systems, nonlinear control theory and membrane systems. This is a fixed term position for one year with possible extension to two years, available immediately. Enquires may be directed to Associate Professor Jie Bao on telephone +61 (2) 9385-6755, email: j.bao@unsw.edu.au or Professor Dianne Wiley on telephone +61 (2) 9385-9843, email: d.wiley@unsw.edu.au. Applications close: 17 February 2011 More information and the application method can be found at: http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/28011104.html. The applicants are encouraged to apply online following the above URL or send the applications: * via email to recruitment@unsw.edu.au * via fax to (61 2) 9662 2832 * via post Recruitment Human Resources University of New South Wales SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA Please include the following: Application Form, Application Letter addressing the Selection Criteria and your Resume. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.9 Post-Doc: Texas A & M University, Qatar Contributed by: Aniruddha Datta, datta@ece.tamu.edu Start Date: available immediately This is a two year postdoctoral opportunity for an EE Ph.D. (Signal Processing or Controls) to retrain in the Genomic Signal Processing Lab (http://gsp.tamu.edu) under the supervision of Aniruddha Datta, Edward Dougherty, Hazem Nounou and Mohamed Nounou. The source of funding requires that the postdoc relocate to Qatar for the duration of the retraining. The salary and benefits are as follows: Salary: $3k - 3.5k (depending on background and experience) Benefits according to (Texas A & M University, Qatar) TAMUQ's policy: (i) Fully- furnished apartment including utilities, (ii) Local transportation allowance (currently about $375), (iii) Annual travel allowance, (iv) Relocation allowance at the beginning and upon completion of contract, and (v) Health insurance. If interested, please send a CV with cover letter to Aniruddha Datta (datta@ece.tamu.edu) with copy to Hazem Nounou (hazem.nounou@qatar.tamu.edu). Early application is encouraged. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.10 Post-Doc: INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France Contributed by: Antoine Girard, Antoine.girard@imag.fr Post-doc or Research Engineer Opening - 2011 Subject: Controller Synthesis for Continuous Systems Using Multiscale Symbolic Abstractions Starting: As soon as possible Duration: 12 months Location: POP-ART project, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France Supervisors: Antoine Girard, Gregor Goessler Contact: Antoine.Girard@imag.fr Details of the offer: http://ljk.imag.fr/membres/Antoine.Girard/Projects/VEDECY/Docs/postdoc2.pdf *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.11 Post Doc: Texas A & M University, Qatar Contributed by: Aniruddha Datta, datta@ece.tamu.edu Start Date: available immediately This is a 3-year postdoctoral opportunity for an EE Ph.D. (Controls) to conduct cutting edge research on a project under the supervision of Shankar Bhattacharyya, Aniruddha Datta, Hazem Nounou and Mohamed Nounou. The project builds upon a new measurement based model free technique that has already been developed for static systems such as large DC resistive networks. The focus now will be on the development of results applicable to dynamical systems which in turn will lead to novel approaches for carrying out model-free controller designs, both adaptive and non-adaptive. Practical applications to be considered include the control of chemical processes and treatment design in cancer. While it is not expected that any candidate would simultaneously have expertise in all these areas, the ideal candidate will possess expertise in one or more of these areas with a willingness to branch out into the others, as needed, given appropriate supervision. The source of funding requires th at the postdoc relocate to Qatar for the duration of the project. The salary and benefits are as follows: Salary: $3k - 3.5k (depending on background and experience) Benefits according to (Texas A & M University, Qatar) TAMUQ's policy: (i) Fully-furnished apartment including utilities, (ii) Local transportation allowance (currently about $375), (iii) Annual travel allowance, (iv) Relocation allowance at the beginning and upon completion of contract, (v) Health insurance. If interested, please send a CV with cover letter to Shankar Bhattacharyya (bhatt@ece.tamu.edu), with copy to Hazem Nounou (hazem.nounou@qatar.tamu.edu). Early application is encouraged. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is identified. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.12 Post-Doc: University of Padova, Italy Contributed by: Luca Schenato, schenato@dei.unipd.it The group in Networked Control Systems and System Identification (http://automatica.dei.unipd.it/research/networked-control-systems.html ) at the University of Padova is offering two post-docs positions. Our group is addressing different problems arising from large-scale systems such as wireless sensors networks for environmental monitoring and control, multi- vehicle networks for coordinated exploration, camera networks for surveillance, multi-camera coordinated motion capture, smart grids for energy distribution and management. We are looking for candidates with interdisciplinary background (communication, robotics, energy grids, control) and demonstrated independent research skills, who will work with the group members within national and international projects (http://automatica.dei.unipd.it/projects.html). The two post-docs positions are specifically: (a) Learning methods for estimation and identification of large scale distributed systems GOAL: Development of new computational tools for both estimation and identi?cation of such systems and in particular: (1). Tools for handling high dimensional data, with possibly few data points per sensor (2). Robust algorithms for distributed estimation and learning (3). Identification methods for large scale and possibly structured systems. Our research e?orts will be toward the development of new approaches to identi?cation which integrate new statistical learning algorithms for dynamic systems with standard identi?cation techniques and new methods for identi?cation of large scale and/or structured dynamic systems. REQUIREMENTS: candidates should have demonstrated strong background in identification and Bayesian estimation (b) Distributed Control and Optimization In Networked Control Systems GOAL: Design of distributed control and estimation architectures/algorithms that are scalable and robust to subsystem failures. A list of (non-exhaustive) topics is the following: 1) distributed vs hierarchical control architectures, 2) non-cooperative vs cooperative strategies, 3) synchronous vs asynchronous communication and computation 4) consensus algorithms 5) distributed event-detection and fault detection 6) distributed synchronization and optimization. Applications of relevant interest are distributed smart camera networks and smart power grids. REQUIREMENTS: candidates should have demonstrated strong background in distributed control and distributed optimization To apply for these positions and for additional details, please send your CV, 2-3 of your best journal paper publications to the links provided in http://automatica.dei.unipd.it/open-positions.html *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.13 Post-Doc: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Contributed by: Prof. Ed Boje, boje@ukzn.ac.za Post-Doc: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Please contact Prof. Ed Boje if you are interested and can contribute to any of the following projects, broadly in state estimation, quantitative feedback /robust control design and robotics (navigation and image processing) (1) Multivariable control using quantitative feedback (QFT) methods - We would like to advance knowledge in design of multiloop and multivariable systems. (2) Power plant modelling and control. This project will develop soft-sensing approaches to give improved information for control of coal fired power plants. (3) Power line inspection robot - A project is underway to develop a power line inspection robot. Skills required include mechatronics, vision systems for navigation and line inspection. The posts are funded by the University. Candidates should have good publication record. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.14 Post-Doc: Delft Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands Contributed by: X.J.A. Bombois, x.j.a.bombois@tudelft.nl The Delft Center for Systems and Control of the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, announces a Postdoc position (18 months) on the topic Control of Inkjet Printheads. Project description Its objective in this project is to develop control techniques in order to improve the performance of inkjet printheads. The ability of inkjet technology to deposit materials with diverse chemical and physical properties on substrate has made it an important technology for industry. Apart from conventional document printing, Inkjet technology has been successfully applied to the manufacturing of e.g. solar panels, PCBs and flat-panel displays. A typical drop-on-demand (DoD) inkjet printhead consists of several ink channels in parallel. Each channel is provided with a piezo-actuator, which on application of a standard actuation voltage pulse can generate pressure oscillations inside the ink channel to push the ink drop out of the nozzle. The print quality delivered by an inkjet printhead depends on the properties of the jetted drop, i.e., the drop velocity, the jetting directionality and the drop volume. To meet the challenging performance requirements posed by new applications, these drop properties have to be tightly controlled. The performance of the inkjet printhead is limited by two operational issues. The first issue is the residual pressure oscillation. Once the ink drop is jetted the pressure oscillations inside the ink channel takes several micro-seconds to decay. If the next ink drop is jetted before settling of these residual oscillations, the resulting drop properties will be different from the ones of the previous drop. The second operational issue is the cross-talk. The drop properties through an ink channel are affected when its neighboring channels are actuated simultaneously. Given the nonlinear nature of the drop jetting process, a linear parameter varying (LPV) model (and/or a Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model) can be considered in order to describe the ink channel dynamics. Robust control techniques based on these models can then be applied to design the actuation waveform for the piezo actuator. Candidate profile We are looking for a candidate with a Ph.D. degree in systems and control. Candidates should have good analytical and modeling skills and excellent communication skills. Information and application Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: dr. ir. X.J.A. Bombois, tel. +31 15 278 5150, x.j.a.bombois@tudelft. nl, Delft University of Technology, DCSC, Mekelweg 2, NL-2628 CD Delft, the Netherlands. Interested applicants should send their motivational letter and curriculum vitae to: Application-3mE@tudelft.nl attn. Ms. A. Gerretsen, HR department. When applying for this position, make sure to mention vacancy number 3ME11-02. For detailed information: http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl/Other/vacancies.html *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.15 Post-Doc: K.U.Leuven Contributed by: Wim Michiels, Wim.Michiels@cs.kuleuven.be Postdoc position: Numerical simulation of complementarity systems, with applications to power electronic circuits Power electronics are widely present in applications where one form of electrical energy is converted into another. Examples include power supplies in consumer electronics, industrial electric motor drives, electro-heating, lighting and energy-efficient interfaces between renewable energy resources and the distribution grid. Power electronic converters make use of semiconductor components operating at a high switching frequency to reach the desired dynamics at a slower time scale. Modeling and simulation methods are indispensable for the design and analysis of these converters. Because of the large difference in time scales, non-smooth methods are needed to make a simulation possible in a reasonable amount of time. Recent research results indicate the potential of complementarity systems, a subclass of hybrid systems, in modeling and simulation power electronic systems. In the context sketched above we have a vacancy for a junior postdoc (less than 5 years experience after PhD) whose task is to develop numerical methods for time -integratio (simulation) and control of switched complementarity systems. The emphasis lies on generic methods and software, whose application is not exclusively limited to power electronic systems (other applications include mechanical systems and dynamic optimization). The postdoc position result from a joint project between the Scientific Computing Research Group (http://twr.cs.kuleuven.be) and the Division Electa (http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/electa/) of the K.U. Leuven. The requirements are a strong background in computational mathematics, in particular numerical time- integration(simulation), a strong interest in programming and strong collaboration skills. The position will be initially offered for one year. Application instructions can be found at http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/wim.michiels/vac-comp.pdf *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.16 Faculty: Uppsala University Contributed by: Håkan Lanshammar, hakan.lanshammar@it.uu.se Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Systems Modelling at the Department of Information Technology, Division of Systems and Control The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The Department has about 200 employees, including 80 senior faculty and 80 PhD students. More than 3000 students are enrolled in one or more courses annually. More info: www.it.uu.se/?lang=en At the Division of Systems and Control, education and research are done in three closely related areas, Automatic Control, Signal Analysis, and Systems Analysis. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.17 Faculty: Xiamen University Contributed by: rsk@xmu.edu.cn Dean of Information Science and Technology School, Xiamen University Recruitment of Dean of Information Science and Technology School , Xiamen University Xiamen University is located in Xiamen, an “International Garden City” on the west coast of Pacific. It was founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, the well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader. Nowadays, Xiamen University is one of the key universities under the Ministry of Education and one of the first universities to join the State “211” and “985” projects. In order to accomplish the mission of building a high-level university well-known in the world, the university is sincerely inviting applications and nominations for Dean of Information Science and Technology School. Position Specification Xiamen University is seeking Dean of Information Science and Technology School from home and abroad. The successful candidate will be appointed as Professor and hold a concurrent deanship appointment. According to his/her qualifications and experiences, the successful candidate will be recommended for Distinguished Professor Award from “Changjiang Scholars Program” (supported by the Ministry of Education, PRC), or from “Minjiang Scholars Program” (supported by Fujian Province) or from Xiamen University. Term of Appointment The appointee will be expected to work full-time within the basic appointment term of three years (counted by the period of formal employment). Qualifications a) Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree. b) Oversea applicants should hold an Associate Professor position or a higher position in well-known universities or research institutes abroad. Domestic applicants should have outstanding academic qualifications at the national level in Engineering. In general, they may be members of “Thousand-Person Plan”, Distinguished Professors of “Changjiang Scholars Program”, chief scientists of “973 Program”, winners of the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, or members of “Hundred-Person Project” supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. c) Applicants should be healthy and generally not more than 50 years of age. The age limit for outstanding talents may be handled flexibly. d) Applicants should have a strong academic record, whose main achievements in teaching and research should be internationally recognized. e) Applicants should have innovative and strategic plans of the discipline construction in the School. They should provide effective leaderships to inspire excellence of education and research in the fields of Computer Science & Technology, Communication System, Information System, Control Science & Engineering, and Electronic Science & Engineering. f) Applicants should be able to promote the academic exchanges and research collaborations with external universities and institutes. g) Applicants should have the ambition for career, the sense of teamwork and the dedication to work and should have effective skills of communication, organization and resource management, and great adaptability to changes. Remuneration and Conditions of Service a) The pretax annual salary is RMB500,000 during the contracted period. The salary is open to especially excellent talents. b) Enjoy the housing benefits and settling-in allowance according to the High-level Talents Program of Xiamen University. c) Provide a good start-up fund for research to the appointee according to his/her constructions of academic platform and research group. d) Applicants may claim special requirements of working and living. The conditions are open to discuss. Application Applicants are invited to send the detailed curriculum vitae and the following supporting materials to us before February 11, 2011. a) Applicants are requested to provide complete personal information: - the curriculum vitae (including basic personal information, education background, work experience and so on); - the working plan or the construction proposal for the applied position of Dean; - the copies of educational certificates, college diploma, appointment letters and other relevant documents. b) Some important attached files are requested: - the list of achievements in teaching and research; - the copies of the full texts of important publications (such as innovative papers and significant journal papers) as well as the cover and contents; the copies of the covers and contents the first pages of representative works should be included; - the proofs of your papers’ citation and indexed condition (e.g. in EI and SCI); - the status of your research projects with the copies of relevant documents; - the copies of award certificates; - the copies of appointment letters in international academic conferences and the copies of invitation letters for public/keynote speeches. Contact us Mail Address: Human Resources Office, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China Postal code: 361005 Fax: (86) 0592-2183984 Liaison persons: Ms. Ye, Mr. Chen Phone: (86) 0592-2186239 Email address: rsk@xmu.edu.cn Homepage of Human Resources Office: http://rsc.xmu.edu.cn Homepage of Xiamen University: http://www.xmu.edu.cn *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.18 Faculty: Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China Contributed by: Xiang Qiu, qiuxiang@zjut.edu.cn The discipline of Information Processing and Automation Technology belongs to the College of Information Engineering of Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), and is one of prior disciplines in Zhejiang province. The discipline consisted of faculty with expertise ranging broadly from control, electronics, Computer Science and Engineering. For further information of the university, please visit http://www.zjut.edu.cn Excellent PhD and Distinguish Professor are needed in the discipline of Information Processing & Automation Technology in the College of Information Engineering at Zhejiang University of Technology. Applicants are welcome from various research directions such as Advanced Control Theory, Embedded Systems & Applications, Motion Control, Network Technology, also likely in areas such as intelligent systems and information technology. The applicants are expected to have a strong interest in pursuing academic research in information processing & automation technology. Requirements: - have an earned PhD degree from a reputable university; - have performed high-quality research with a good track record of competitive research experience in terms of good journal publications and research grants; - have good command of English and Chinese; - have the potential to reach excellence in the research field; - have an ambition to build a research group and attract external funding; - Strong leadership skills, along with an entrepreneurial attitude towards innovations. Treatments: - well research environment and development of space; - preferential allowance and other insurance, welfare, and so on; - sufficient research funding; - grants for purchase housing and other well treatment; Credentials: - one resume about personal information, detailed learning and working Experience, research and teaching achievements, and your request; - research projects and funding recently five years; - research achievements and awards, published paper recently five years; Electronic submission of application is encouraged and can be forwarded to: Mr. Xiang Qiu The College of Information Engineering Zhejiang University of Technology HangZhou, China , 310023 Additional questions about the position, the discipline, the treatment, or further information regarding the application process may be addressed to Mr. Xiang Qiu via e-mail at qiuxiang@zjut.edu.cn or please call +86-13867469319 Additional information about the ZJUT: The year 1953 saw the establishment of a new Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, the picturesque historical and cultural city in China. The present university, as a provincial key comprehensive university, can offer not only engineering courses, but also a large range of disciplines. And with a national key laboratory and three post-doctoral programs, the University is entitled to confer degrees of master, doctor, MBA. In addition, it has been granted the right to recommend outstanding undergraduates as candidates for graduate programs in other universities without entrance examinations and the right to recruit international students as well as students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The university now consists of 3 campuses, covering a total area of over 213 hectares with a floor space of 840,000 square meters. It has 21 colleges and 2 departments. At present, there are about 30,000 registered full-time undergraduates and diplomats, together with 2,300 postgraduates. The university has a faculty of 2,800, among whom over 800 are professors and associate professors. ZJUT now has one academician of CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering), and three academicians of CAE and CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) whom ZJUT shares with other institutions of high education or research. Now it runs 14 doctoral degree programs,71 master degree programs, and 55 undergraduate programs. Its 60,000-square-meter university library now has collected books of over 3,200,000 volumes (with electronic books included) and over 17,000 kinds of Chinese and foreign journals and periodicals. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.19 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology Contributed by: Sally Hitsz, scc.hitsz@gmail.com Faculty Positions in Systems and Control Organization/Institution: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China Department: Division of Control and Mechatronics Engineering/ Systems and Control Center The Division of Control and Mechatronics Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School (HITSG) invites applications for several faculty positions at all ranks. We are seeking candidates with excellent credentials in the areas of systems and control, wind energy, power systems and smart grids. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical, mechanical and power systems engineering and need to show strong research record and potential. Successful candidates will be received a joint appointment in the Center of Systems and Control. The Division currently has 11 full -time faculty members, and is expected to grow to 20 faculties in the next few years. HITSG offers a competitive salary and the salary levels at HITSG for these positions are substantially higher than those provided by most universities in China, with full professor in the range of RMB 170K to 230K per year, associate professor in the range of RMB130K to 160K per year, and assistant professor in the range of RMB 90K to 110K per year. Bonus is a plus for all levels, subject to faculty’s performance. Interested candidates can send detailed CV, list of publications, statement of research (no more than 3 pages), teaching interests (no more than 2 pages), and a cover letter including contact information of three references to: Mr. Xinghua Liu Control and Mechatronics Engineering Division HIT Campus Shenzhen University Town Xili, Shenzhen Guangdong P. R. China 518055 or email the documents to scc.hitsz@gmail.com *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.20 Lecturer: Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Contributed by: Rene Boel, rene.boel@ugent.be Ghent University, Ghent Belgium, SYSTeMS Research Group. Vacancy for a position of lecturer (tenure track) or senior lecturer (tenured) in the domain of Integrated Control Systems. deadline for application: March 15, 2011 application forms can be obtained from the Rectoraat, Universiteit Gent, directie Personeel en Organisatie, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Gent, Belgium tel.: +32 (0) 9 2643129 of +32 (0) 9 2643130 or via the url: http://www.ugent.be/nl/werken/aanwerving/formulieren/zap/ Candidates should have at least 2 year of post-doctoral experience by October 2011. Candidates should have carried out research leading to papers in peer reviewed journals of international standing. Candidates should have the necessary didactical organisational and communicative skills for teaching and research at an academic level. The successful candidate will be expected to become a member of the SYSTeMS group, and to contribute both to the teaching and to the research and consulting of the SYSTeMS group. This can happen by participating in and enlarging the scope of one of the existing theoretical and applied research domains, or by extending the scope of the SYSTeMS research by developing novel applications in cooperation with industry or with internationally renowned research laboratories, integrating these novel applications into at least one of the domains of fundamental research the SYSTeMS research group is interested in, as listed below. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the supervision of doctoral students, and will acquire research funds supporting these doctoral students. The SYSTeMS group is part of the Department EESA (Electrical Energy, Systems and Automation) that provides teaching and does research and consulting on the analysis and the control of dynamical systems. Current members of the SYSTeMS group have research interests in various areas of stability and stabilisation, optimization of dynamical systems, modeling and regulation of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems, machine learning, data mining, evolutionary optimization, synchronisation of oscillators, control of discrete event systems, feedback control for on-line management of networks and imprecise probabilities as knowledge representations. SYSTeMS is formed by about 30 people, including 8 full-time professors, some Post-Doctoral fellows, 3 technical and administrative collaborators and about 10 scientific collaborators. The other group in the department, EELAB, provides teaching and does research and consulting on all aspects of electrtical power generation, transmission and distribution, and on its use. In particular the control of electrical machines receives a lot attention. Teaching at Ghent University is mostly in Dutch (though some courses are taught in English as well). Successful candidates will be expected to acquire a knwledge of Dutch so that they are capable of teaching in Dutch after a few years. Further information on this position can be obtained from the chairman of the search committee prof. P. De Baets (Patrick.DeBaets@UGent.be) or from members of the SYSTeMS group (dirk.aeyels@ugent.be or rene.boel@ugent.be) *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.21 Lecturer: University of Bath Contributed by: Hartmut Logemann, H.Logemann@bath.ac.uk University of Bath Department of Mathematical Sciences Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Applied Mathematics. Applications are invited for a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Applied Mathematics. We particularly welcome applications from candidates working in differential equations. Candidates who will collaborate with other areas of mathematics, with other departments in Bath University or with external research organisations are also encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have either a proven track record of research excellence or very strong evidence of developing research excellence. See http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/ for more details. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor Hartmut Logemann (+44 (0)1225 386008, H.Logemann@bath.ac.uk) or Professor Julian Faraway, Head of Department (+44 (0)1225 386992, J.J.Faraway@bath.ac.uk). Closing date: Monday, 7 March 2011 Interview date: Thursday, 12 May 2011 *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.22 Researcher: University of Melbourne, Australia Contributed by: Peter M. Dower, pdower@unimelb.edu.au A Research Fellow with a PhD in applied mathematics, electrical or mechanical engineering, or equivalent, is sought to work as part of an established team of academic staff and postgraduate students conducting research in the area of automating large-scale irrigation networks, with particular emphasis on modelling, model-based control and optimization for large scale dynamical systems. The position is fixed term, available for two years. Closing date is 11 February 2011. For further details concerning this position, and how to apply, visit http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/. Position number 0025360. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.23 Researcher: University of New South Wales at ADFA, Canberra contriubted by: Ian Petersen, i.r.petersen@gmail.com Research Associate Please quote reference number RA-SEIT (NFQ) School of Engineering and Information Technology University of New South Wales at ADFA (Canberra) Level A/B Salary: Level A: $AU 58,300 - $AU 77,733pa + super Level B: $AU 81,629 - $AU 96,231pa + super Fixed term: 2 years We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to contribute to the research in a project funded by the Australian Research Council and involving researchers at UNSW@ADFA, ANU and Aberystwyth University. The aim of this project is to address fundamental stabilization problems in quantum feedback control systems, leading to new systematic methods of designing controllers for the nonlinear quantum systems arising in emerging areas of quantum technology. The appointee will also have the opportunity to carry out independent research on related topics, depending on the interests of the appointee, and to interact and collaborate with a team of Canberra-based and international quantum control researchers. These include Professor Ian Petersen from UNSW@ADFA, Associate Professor Valeri Ougrinovski from UNSW@ADFA, Professor Matthew James at ANU and Professor John Gough from Aberystwyth University. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in physics, mathematics, or engineering. A relevant background in quantum physics, mathematics or control theory is also required. Applicants with a strong background in quantum probability and stochastic processes are particularly encouraged to apply. We are also seeking PhD students to work in this research field. Enquiries: Ian Petersen, T +61 2 6268 8446, E: i.petersen@adfa.edu.au or Valeri Ougrinovski v.ougrinovski@adfa.edu.au Application procedure and closing date: A position description and selection criteria are available from http://hr.unsw.adfa.edu.au/employment/index.html The closing date is February 28, 2011; however, consideration of applications will be on going until the position is filled. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.24 Researcher: United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland Contriubted by: Dr. Marcin Cychowski, cccychom@utrc.utc.com UTRCI Research Scientist, Building Energy Systems United Technologies Research Centre Ireland is seeking candidates with expertise in thermal and energy management systems analysis for high performance buildings. The successful candidate will conduct research in modeling and analysis, and will support technology demonstrations of advanced building energy and control systems. The position requires analytical skills and experience with programming and the development and use of computational modeling tools. An understanding of building physics, including heat transfer, fluid flow and humidity propagation is required. Applications include the modeling of building envelope, loads and HVAC systems. In this position, researchers with expertise in the areas of thermal and energy management systems analysis for high performance buildings will work as part of technology teams in developing new technologies that will provide a competitive advantage for UTC’s business units. The successful candidate is a self-starter that works well in an international teaming environment, is well-organized with excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. • Experience with development /application of modeling and simulation programs to analyze building systems, thermal loads and performance. • Familiarity with HVAC equipment performance including vapor compression products, air distribution and building management systems. • Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver results, adaptability and the ability to work in a teaming environment. • Field experience with implementation or monitoring of building system technologies and experience working with Government agencies and proposal development is desirable. • Ability to execute technology research plans to successfully achieve desired technical outcomes within time and budget constraints. • Some travel required. MS degree in mechanical, systems or environmental engineering with 5+ years experience in modeling and analysis of high performance buildings. A Ph.D. with 3+ years experience in mechanical, systems or environmental engineering is preferred. Software skills preferred: MATLAB, TRNSYS, EnergyPlus, IES, Dymola This position will be located at UTRC-Ireland's new office opening in Cork, Ireland and report to the in-country General Manager. To be eligible to apply for the position, candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.25 Researcher: United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland Contributed by: Dr. Marcin Cychowski,cccychom@utrc.utc.com UTRCI Research Scientist, Control System Engineer United Technologies Research Centre Ireland is seeking candidates with expertise in control system design and analysis for high performance buildings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to synthesize optimal, supervisory control system architectures and algorithms, develop control-oriented modeling methods, and to perform control system rapid prototyping with applications to buildings and energy microgrid systems. The position requires analytical skills related to both controls and optimization, with experience using computational modeling tools for both development and analysis. An understanding of building physics, including heat transfer and fluid flow is preferred. In this position, researchers with expertise in control system design and analysis will work as part of technology teams in developing new technologies that will provide a competitive advantage for UTC’s business units. The successful candidate is a self-starter that works well in an international teaming environment,is well-organized with excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. • Experience applying system identification techniques. Knowledge of nonlinear MIMO systems parameter identification methods is highly desirable. Experience with estimation techniques, such as Kalman Filters is a plus. • Ability to develop physics-based, non-linear dynamic control and analysis-oriented system level models for building and distributed power systems. Demonstrated ability to analyze and optimize complex systems including nonlinear, time-varying dynamical subsystems with uncertain parameters. • Experience selecting control algorithm/architecture based on scientific principles and product integration needs. Control problems encountered in the applications of interest require a wide range of solutions including SISO controllers (PID, lead-lag, and gain scheduling),as well as MIMO controllers (typically based on optimization techniques including MPC techniques) for time-varying nonlinear subsystems. Hierarchical control or distributed control background is a plus. Ability to incorporate system input and state constraints into control algorithm design as well as dealing with uncertain parameters and disturbances is essential. Familiarity with time delay and nonlinearity compensation is desirable. Ability to synthesize controllers for hybrid systems where switching occurs between several modes of operation, each one with different continuous dynamics is of interest. • Experience providing control implementation specifications both for rapid prototyping and industrial code implementation. Familiarity with rapid prototyping methodologies and environments is highly desirable. Demonstrated experience with automatic code generation tools and control design validation procedures would be a definite asset. Experience with HIL incorporating system simulations would be ideal. • Experience with development /application of modeling and simulation programs to analyze building and distributed power systems, thermal and electrical loads and performance. • Familiarity with HVAC equipment performance including vapor compression products, air distribution and building management systems. • Familiarity with Distributed Power and Energy storage systems, including solar PV, wind turbines, biomass, cogeneration, and battery technologies. • Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver results, adaptability and the ability to work in a teaming environment. • Field experience with implementation building control system and experience working with Government agencies and proposal development is desirable. • Ability to execute technology research plans to successfully achieve desired technical outcomes within time and budget constraints. • Some travel required. MS degree in mechanical, electrical or control engineering with 6+ years experience in control system design and analysis for high performance buildings. A Ph.D. with 4+ years experience in mechanical, electrical or control engineering is preferred. Software skills preferred: MATLAB, Simulink, C, C++, modeling languages for optimization programming (e.g. AMPL), linear and non-linear optimization software (e.g.IpOpt, CPLEX, Gurovi) This position will be located at UTRC-Ireland's new office opening in Cork, Ireland and report to the in-country General Manager. To be eligible to apply for the position, candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.26 Control Engineer: DEIMOS Space Contributed by: Luis F. Peñin,luis-felipe.penin@deimos-space.com DEIMOS Space (www.deimos-space.com) is selecting a control engineer to be part of the GNC/AOCS Division of the Aerospace Engineering Business Unit. The work of this Division is oriented to Space Systems Engineering, focusing on technology research, innovation and development of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) systems for future Earth Observation, Science, Exploration and Space Transportation missions. This position is responsible for the - Design and implementation of control/estimation systems for space vehicles - Development of control/estimation design engineering tools specific for space scenarios - Validation of the control/estimation designs in a simulation environment. - Involvement on the design of complete Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) systems for space vehicles. - Support in the development of realistic simulation environments for the validation of control systems, including the development of specific real world models. Qualifications: - Recognized engineering degree complemented with a Master's on control/estimation systems. - Industrial/academic experience of at least 3-4 years in control/estimation system design for practical applications. - Solid background on control and estimation theory - Good knowledge of classical control (e.g. PID, loopshaping) and estimation (e.g. Linear Kalman Filtering) techniques - Master of at least one modern control/estimation technique - Excellent knowledge of the Matlab/Simulink environment - Good programming skills in C-language. - Willing to work in group and in an international environment - Initiative to solve complex problems with innovative contributions This position is open to EU nationals or those possessing a current EU working visa Interested applicants should send their CV and references to Ms. Anna-Katharina Fuchs (rrhh@deimos-space.com) making reference to APD-CSDE-4 position. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** 7.27 Summer Internship: NUI Maynooth, Ireland Contributed by: Richard Middleton, richard.middleton@nuim.ie http://www.nuim.ie/robocup/SIARposter2011.pdf Applications are invited from outstanding undergraduate students not yet in their final year of studies to undertake 10-week research projects in Autonomous Robotics at NUI Maynooth, Ireland http://www.nuim.ie/robocup. The goal of the Summer Internships in Autonomous Robotics (SIAR) is to engage students in research projects which focus on autonomous humanoid robotic soccer. The programme is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie). Internships are available for a period of 10 weeks, commencing on 6th June 2011. Successful students will receive a scholarship of €300/week. Support for travel costs is also available for international students. The internships are available to selected students studying a bachelor’s degree in Computing, Electronic Engineering, Applied Mathematics or other related disciplines. Further information on the SIAR Programme and the application process can be obtained at http://www.nuim.ie/robocup. Completed applications must be emailed to siar.ureka@nuim.ie by 7th February 2011. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.** END OF E-LETTER 269