January 2011

E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 268
January 2011

Magnus Egerstedt
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 Call for Nominations for 2011 CSS Awards 
1.2 Contents: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 

2. Honors and Awards
2.1 Nominations for IEEE Medals and Recognitions 

3. Books
3.1 Advances in Chaotic Dynamics and Applications
3.2 Semi-Active Suspension Control Design for Vehicles
3.3 Neural Based Orthogonal Data Fitting: The EXIN Neural Networks 
3.4 Engineering Dynamics: A Comprehensive Introduction
3.5 Zhang Neural Networks and Neural-Dynamic Method

4. Journals
4.1 Contents: Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory
4.2 Contents: MESA
4.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
4.4 Contents: Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems
4.5 Contents: Control Engineering of China
4.6 Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
4.7 Contents: International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems
4.8 Contents: Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
4.9 Contents: European Journal of Control
4.10 Contents: Applied and Computational Mathematics
4.11 Contents: SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
4.12 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
4.13 CFP: IET Systems Biology 

5. Conferences
5.1 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
5.2 International Conference on Advanced Robotics
5.3 International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems
5.4 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
5.5 IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation

6.  Workshops
6.1 Workshop on Identification and Control of Biological Interaction Networks
6.2 Workshop on Real-Time Wireless for Industrial Applications
6.3 Workshop on Architectures for Cyber-Physical Systems

7.  Positions
7.1 PhD: NTNU
7.2 PhD: K.U. Leuven
7.3 PhD: NTNU
7.4 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
7.5 PhD: Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Barcelona, Spain
7.6 PhD: Luleå University of Technology
7.7 Post-Doc: Peking University
7.8 Post-Doc: Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden
7.9 Post Doc: ISIS at Vanderbilt University
7.10 Post-Doc: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
7.11 Post-Doc: Tampere University of Technology, Finland
7.12 Post-Doc: Int. School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy
7.13 Post-Doc: Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
7.14 Faculty: Nanyang Technological University
7.15 Faculty: University of Minnesota
7.16 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology
7.17 Faculty: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
7.18 Faculty: Rutgers University
7.19 Faculty: Xiamen University 
7.20 Faculty: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden 
7.21 Researcher: CareFusion Corp.
7.22 Researcher: University of Lille 1, France
7.23 Researcher: University of Melbourne
7.24 Senior Lecturer: Merchant Venturers School of Engineering 


1. IEEE CSS Headlines

1.1 Call for Nominations for 2011 CSS Awards 
Contributed by: Ted Djaferis, djaferis@ecs.umass.edu

The IEEE Control Systems Society seeks nominations for the six awards it sponsors 
each year, which have a May 15th nomination deadline. Brief descriptions of these 
awards and calls for nominations are included below. Further information, including 
instructions for submitting nominations, may be obtained from the IEEE CSS Awards 
web page: http://ieeecss.org/main/awards/award-programs. Note that the CSS Awards 
web page has links to additional awards including IEEE awards. In addition, CSS 
offers two student conference best paper awards each year. Information regarding 
the student conference paper awards is included on the websites of the conferences 
and may also be accessed from the CSS website. 

Nominations are solicited for the following 2011 awards of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award

Every year, the CSS presents up to three outstanding paper awards to authors of papers 
published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control during the preceding two 
calendar years. This outstanding paper award is based on originality, potential 
impact on the theoretical foundations of control, importance and practical significance 
in applications, and clarity. The award is named after George S. Axelby, founding editor 
of the Transactions. Nominations are solicited for the 2011 award from papers published 
in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2009–2010, Volumes 54 and 55). The award 
is presented at the annual CSS awards ceremonies held at the IEEE Conference on Decision 
and Control. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2011. Nominations should be sent to 
the Chair of the Axelby Outstanding Paper Award Committee.

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award

This annual award is selected from papers that were published in the IEEE Transactions 
on Control Systems Technology during the previous two years (2009-2010, Volumes 17 and 
18) based on originality, relevance of the application, clarity of exposition, and 
demonstrated impact on control systems technology. At most one award per year is presented 
at the annual CSS awards ceremonies held at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 
The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2011. Nominations should be sent to the Chair of 
the TCST Outstanding Paper Award Committee.

IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award

This annual award is selected from articles and columns that were published in the IEEE 
Control Systems Magazine during the previous two years (2009-2010, Volumes 29 and 30) 
based on the impact on and benefit to CSS members. At most one award per year is presented 
at the annual CSS awards ceremonies held at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 
The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2011. Nominations should be sent to the Chair 
of the CSM Outstanding Paper Award Committee.

Control Systems Technology Award

Nominations are solicited for the 2011 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award. This annual 
award is given for outstanding contributions to control systems technology, either in 
design and implementation, or in project management. It may be conferred on either an 
individual or a team. The award is presented at the annual CSS awards ceremonies held 
at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 
2011. Please send nominations, together with supporting documentation, to the Chair of 
the CSS Technology Award Committee.

IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award

Nominations are solicited for the 2011 IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to 
Practice Award. The award recognizes an individual or a team whose research activity 
arising from industry-university collaboration has produced substantive results with 
demonstrated impact to practice. The winner accepts the award at the IEEE Multi-conference 
on Systems and Control. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2011. Please send nominations, 
together with supporting documentation, to the Chair of the CSS Transition to Practice 
Award Committee.

Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize

Nominations are solicited for the 2011 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize. This 
award recognizes contributions to multidisciplinary research, innovation, and impact 
on both theory and real world applications in systems and control. To be eligible, the 
nominee must be 40 years old or younger on January 1, 2011. The award is funded by the 
Antonio Ruberti Foundation of Italy and is presented at the annual CSS awards ceremonies 
held at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. The deadline for nominations is 
May 15, 2011. Please send nominations, together with supporting documentation, to the 
Chair of the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize Committee.


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

Table of Contents of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume 55 (2010), Issue 12 (December)

Scanning the Issue page 2677


Cooperative Minimum Time Surveillance with Multiple Ground Vehicles
D. A. Anisi, P. Ögren, and X. Hu page 2679

A Separation Principle for the Continuous-Time LQ-Problem with Markovian 
Jump Parameters
M. D. Fragoso, O. L. V. Costa page 2692

Non-Asymptotic Confidence Sets for the Parameters of Linear Transfer Functions
M. C. Campi and E. Weyer page 2708

Engineering Stable Discrete-Time Quantum Dynamics via a Canonical QR Decomposition
S. Bolognani and F. Ticozzi page 2721

Asynchronous Distributed Optimization with Event-Driven Communication
M. Zhong, C. G. Cassandras page 2735

Finite Adaptability in Multistage Linear Optimization
D. Bertsimas and C. Caramanis page 2751

Optimal Scheduling of a Single-Supplier Single-Manufacturer Supply Chain 
with Common Due Windows
W. K. Yeung, T-M. Choi, and T.C.E. Cheng page 2767

Optimization Based Production Planning with Hybrid Dynamics and Constraints
Q. Zhai, X. Guan, and F. Gao page 2778

Technical Notes and Correspondence

The Optimal Observability of Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes: 
Discrete State Space
M. Rezaeian, B-N. Vo, J. S. Evans page 2793

The NCE (Mean Field) Principle with Locality Dependent Cost Interactions
M. Huang, P. E. Caines, and R. P. Malhamé page 2799

Three-Dimensional Motion Coordination in a Spatiotemporal Flowfield
S. Hernandez and D. A. Paley page 2805

On the Equivalent Relationship Between Generalized Performance, Robust 
Stability, and Quadratic Stability
C-P. Wei and L. Lee page 2811

NGMV Control of Delayed Piecewise Affine Systems
Y. Pang and M. J. Grimble page 2817

Global Regulation of a Class of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems by Switching 
Adaptive Controller
M-S. Koo, H-L. Choi, and J.-T. Lim page 2822

A Class of Bounded Distributed Control Strategies for Connectivity Preservation 
in Multi-Agent Systems
A. Ajorlou, A. Momeni, and A. G. Aghdam page 2828

Formal Analysis of Discrete-Time Piecewise Affine Systems
B. Yordanov and C. Belta page 2834

Further Results on the Use of Nussbaum Gains in Adaptive Neural Network Control
H. E. Psillakis page 2841

Stochastic Stabilization of Noisy Linear Systems with Fixed-Rate Limited Feedback
S. Yüksel page 2847

On Uncontrollable Discrete-time Bilinear Systems Which Are "Nearly" Controllable
L. Tie, K-Y. Cai, and L. Yin page 2853

Stochastic Optimization on Continuous Domains With Finite-Time Guarantees by 
Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
A. Lecchini-Visintini, J. Lygeros, and J. M. Maciejowski page 2858

A Unified Lyapunov Approach to Analysis of Oscillations and Stability for Systems 
With Piecewise Linear Elements
T. Hu, T. Thibodeau, and A. R. Teel page 2864

The Design of Multi-Lead-Compensators for Stabilization and Pole Placement in 
Double-Integrator Networks
Y. Wan, S. Roy, A. Saberi, and A. Stoorvogel page 2870

Error-Constrained Filtering for A Class of Nonlinear Time-Varying Delay Systems with 
Non-Gaussian Noises
G. Wei, Z. Wang, and B. Shen page 2876

D-Stability and Delay-Independent Stability of Homogeneous Cooperative Systems
V. S. Bokharaie, O. Mason, and M. Verwoerd page 2882

Some New Criteria on pth Moment Stability of Stochastic Functional Differential 
Equations with Markovian Switching
S. Peng and Y. Zhang page 2886

A Distributed Control Approach to A Robust Output Regulation Problem for Multi-
Agent Linear Systems
X. Wang, Y. Hong, J. Huang, and Z-P. Jiang page 2891

On Estimation Across Analog Erasure Links With and Without Acknowledgements
V. Gupta page 2896

Stabilizing Quantum States by Constructive Design of Open Quantum Dynamics
F. Ticozzi, S. G. Schirmer, and X. Wang page 2901


2. Honors and Awards

2.1 Nominations for IEEE Medals and Recognitions 
Contributed by: Melissa Swartz, m.swartz@ieee.org

Nominations for IEEE Medals and Recognitions

The IEEE Awards Program provides peer recognition to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and 
outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.
The IEEE Control Systems Society members may be particularly interested in the following IEEE Medals and Recognitions, 
whose nomination deadlines are 1 July 2011.  The awards typically consist of a medal, certificate and honorarium and are 
presented at the distinguished IEEE Honors Ceremony.

• IEEE Medal of Honor, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.
• IEEE Baker Prize Paper Award
• IEEE Founders Medal, for outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great 
value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession. 
• IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of 
interest of IEEE. 
• IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, for exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering.
• IEEE John von Neumann Medal, for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology.
• IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal, for outstanding achievements in signal processing. 
• IEEE/RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh) Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, for groundbreaking contributions that have had an 
exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields. 
• IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology, for outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within 
the fields of medicine, biology and healthcare technology. 
• IEEE Service Awards
• IEEE Corporate Recognition Awards
• IEEE Honorary Membership

Awards presented by the IEEE Board of Directors fall into several categories: The Medal of Honor, Medals, Technical Field Awards, 
Corporate Recognitions, Service Awards, and Prize Papers.  The IEEE also recognizes outstanding individuals through a special 
membership category:  IEEE Honorary Member.
Nominations are initiated by members and the public, and then reviewed by a panel of peers.  Their recommendations are submitted 
to the IEEE Awards Board prior to final approval by the IEEE Board of Directors.

For nomination guidelines and forms, visit http://www.ieee.org/awards.  Questions? Contact IEEE Awards Activities, 445 Hoes Lane, 
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA; tel.: +1 732 562 3844; fax: +1 732 981 9019; e-mail: awards@ieee.org.


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.

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 Semi-Active Suspension Control Design for Vehicles
Contributed by: Charles Poussot, charles.poussot@onera.fr

Semi-Active Suspension Control Design for Vehicles, by 
S.M. Savaresi, C. Poussot-Vassal, C. Spelta, O. Sename and L. Dugard 
August, 2010, 256p, Elsevier, Butterworth Heinemann 
ISBN: 978-0-08-096678-6

Semi-Active Suspension Control Design for Vehicles provides a comprehensive 
overview of semi-active suspension systems with an emphasis on performance 
analysis and control design. Several different approaches using different 
control theories (nonlinear, LPV, ...) are presented and evaluated in the 
book, with methodology provided to analyze and evaluate suspension performances 
while identifying optimal performance bounds. Further features and coverage include:

* Explanations of two innovative semi-active suspension strategies to enhance 
either comfort or road-holding performance, with complete analyses of both
* A case study showing complete implementation of all the presented strategies
* Summary descriptions of classical control algorithms for controlled dampers

Intended as an application-oriented reference for automotive engineers, a tutorial 
resource for students in automotive systems and a control design-oriented text 
for researchers, Semi-Active Suspension Control Design for Vehicles presents an 
authoritative account of this critical vehicle dynamics topic based on the extensive 
academic and industrial research of an expert author team.

More informations at:


3.3 Neural Based Orthogonal Data Fitting: The EXIN Neural Networks 
Contributed by: Maurizio Cirrincione, maurizio.cirrincione@utbm.fr

Neural Based Orthogonal Data Fitting: The EXIN Neural Networks 
Series : Adaptive and Learning Systems for Signal Processing, Communications and Control 
Giansalvo Cirrincione, Maurizio Cirrincione

# Hardcover: 255 pages
# Publisher: Wiley (November 30, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0471322709
# ISBN-13: 978-0471322702

The book presents a novel theory in orthogonal regression

The literature about neural-based algorithms is often dedicated to principal component 
analysis (PCA) and considers minor component analysis (MCA) a mere consequence. 
Breaking the mold, Neural-Based Orthogonal Data Fitting is the first book to start 
with the MCA problem and arrive at important conclusions about the PCA problem.

The book proposes several neural networks, all endowed with a complete theory 
that not only explains their behavior, but also compares them with the existing 
neural and traditional algorithms. EXIN neurons, which are of the authors'invention,
are introduced, explained, and analyzed. Further, it studies the algorithms as a 
differential geometry problem, a dynamic problem, a stochastic problem, and a 
numerical problem. It demonstrates the novel aspects of its main theory, including 
its applications in computer vision, linear system identification and control. The 
book shows both the derivation of the TLS EXIN from the MCA EXIN and the original 
derivation, as well as:

* Shows TLS problems and gives a sketch of their history and applications
* Presents MCA EXIN and compares it with the other existing approaches
* Introduces the TLS EXIN neuron and the SCG and BFGS accelerationtechniques and 
compares them with TLS GAO
* Outlines the GeTLS EXIN theory for generalizing and unifying the regression problems
* Establishes the GeMCA theory, starting with the identification of GeTLS EXIN as 
a generalization eigenvalue problem 

In dealing with mathematical and numerical aspects of EXIN neurons, the book is 
mainly theoretical. All the algorithms, however, been used in analyzing real-time 
problems and show accurate solutions. Neural-Based Orthogonal Data Fitting is 
useful for statisticians, applied mathematics experts, and engineers involved 
in system identification and control. Many of its applications have been devoted 
to the sensorless control of AC electrical drives and parameter estimation of AC 


3.4 Engineering Dynamics: A Comprehensive Introduction
Contributed by: Derek Paley, dpaley@umd.edu

Engineering Dynamics: A Comprehensive Introduction
N. Jeremy Kasdin & Derek A. Paley

Cloth | April 2011 | Princeton University Press
704 pp. | 7 x 10 | 328 line illus. 4 tables.

This textbook introduces undergraduate students to engineering dynamics using 
an innovative approach that is at once accessible and comprehensive. Combining 
the strengths of both beginner and advanced dynamics texts, this book has students 
solving dynamics problems from the very start and gradually guides them from the 
basics to increasingly more challenging topics without ever sacrificing rigor.

Engineering Dynamics spans the full range of mechanics problems, from one-
dimensional particle kinematics to three-dimensional rigid-body dynamics, 
including an introduction to Lagrange's and Kane's methods. It skillfully 
blends an easy-to-read, conversational style with careful attention to the 
physics and mathematics of engineering dynamics, and emphasizes the formal 
systematic notation students need to solve problems correctly and succeed 
in more advanced courses. This richly illustrated textbook features numerous 
real-world examples and problems, incorporating a wide range of difficulty; 
ample use of MATLAB for solving problems; helpful tutorials; suggestions for 
further reading; and detailed appendixes.

-Provides an accessible yet rigorous introduction to engineering dynamics
-Uses an explicit vector-based notation to facilitate understanding
-Features numerous real-world examples and problems
-Instructor's manual (available only to teachers)

For more information, see publisher website:


3.5 Zhang Neural Networks and Neural-Dynamic Method
Contributed by: Yunong Zhang, zhynong@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Book title: ``Zhang Neural Networks and Neural-Dynamic Method''

Book Description: ``The real-time solution to a mathematical problem arises in 
numerous fields of science, engineering, and business. It is usually an essential 
part of many solutions, e.g., matrix/vector computation, optimization, control 
theory, kinematics, signal processing, and pattern recognition. In recent years, 
due to the in-depth research on neural networks, numerous recurrent neural 
networks (RNN) based on the gradient-based method have been developed and 
investigated. Particularly, some simple neural networks were proposed to solve 
linear programming problems in real time and implemented on analog circuits. In 
this book, ZNN, ZD or ZND theory formalizes these problems and solutions in the 
time-varying context and provides compact models that could solve those dynamic problems.

Table of Contents: ``1 Introduction; I Matrix-Vector Problems: 2 ZNN Solving 
the Time-Varying Linear System A(t)x(t) = b(t); 3 ZNN for Time-Varying Convex 
Quadratic Optimization; II Pure Matrix Problems: 4 ZNN for Time-Varying Matrix 
Inversion and Pseudoinverse-Solving; 5 ZNN for Linear Time-Varying Matrix Equations 
Solving; 6 ZNN for Time-Varying Matrix Square Roots Finding; III Return to Scalar 
or Constant Problems: 7 Zhang Dynamics for the Scalar-Valued Nonlinear Problems; 
8 ZNN and GNN Models for Linear Constant Problems Solving; IV Final Comparisons 
and Discussions: 9 Unified Neural-Network Models; 10 Conclusions and Outlook; Index.


4. Journals

4.1 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

Abstracted/indexed by Zentralblatt MATH, Mathematical Reviews, PASCAL Database 


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


4.2 Contents: MESA
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

Journal | MESA
Vol 1, No 4 (2010)
Table of Contents

Reconstruction of round cracks in the three-dimensional ultrasonic NDT
M. Brigante, M.A. Sumbatyan

Asymptotic properties of second order differential equations with delay
M. Bartusek, John R. Graef

An inverse problem of Newtonian aerodynamics (351-369)
Alexander Plakhov, Stefan Samko

On some integrable cases of particle motion in a fluid (371-380)
V. Novozhilov

Determination of the angle ${\mathbf \alpha }_o(x_1,h_1;p)$ appearing in the
ribbon growth, when the profile curve is concave (381-392)
Agneta M. Balint, Robert Szabo

Effects of Reynolds number and pitching amplitude of oscillation on the
aerodynamics of a flapping airfoil (393-405)
M.R. Amiralaei, H. Alighanbari, S.M. Hashemi

Numerical solution of ODEs and the Columbus' Egg: three simple ideas for
three difficult problems (407-426)
Luigi Brugnano, Felice Iavernaro, Donato Trigiante


4.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
Contributed by: Thomas Meurer, cep@acin.tuwien.ac.at

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 19
Issue 1
January 2011

Editorial Board, Page IFC

Konrad S. Stadler, Jan Poland, Eduardo Gallestey, Model predictive control 
of a rotary cement kiln, Pages 1-9

An-Min Zou, Krishna Dev Kumar, Adaptive fuzzy fault-tolerant attitude control 
of spacecraft, Pages 10-21

Y. Ou, C. Xu, E. Schuster, J.R. Ferron, T.C. Luce, M.L. Walker, D.A. Humphreys, 
Receding-horizon optimal control of the current profile evolution during the 
ramp-up phase of a tokamak discharge, Pages 22-31

Carolina Albea, Francisco Gordillo, Carlos Canudas-de-Wit, Adaptive control 
design for a boost inverter, Pages 32-44

George P. Moustris, Spyros G. Tzafestas, Switching fuzzy tracking control 
for mobile robots under curvature constraints, Pages 45-53

M. O'Brien, J. Mack, B. Lennox, D. Lovett, A. Wall, Model predictive control 
of an activated sludge process: A case study, Pages 54-61

Piotr M. Marusak, Suwat Kuntanapreeda, Constrained model predictive force 
control of an electrohydraulic actuator, Pages 62-73

Dingguo Zhang, Philippe Poignet, Ferdinan Widjaja, Wei Tech Ang, Neural 
oscillator based control for pathological tremor suppression via functional 
electrical stimulation, Pages 74-88

Patrick Henaff, Vincent Scesa, Fethi Ben Ouezdou, Olivier Bruneau, Real 
time implementation of CTRNN and BPTT algorithm to learn on-line biped robot 
balance: Experiments on the standing posture, Pages 89-99


4.4 Contents: Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems
Contributed by: Yuri L. Sachkov, sachlov@sys.botik.ru

Incorporating Dynamics and Control


Vol 16, No. 4 October 2010


Second-Order Viability Problems with Perturbation
in Hilbert Spaces
M. Aitalioubrahim and S. Sajid

Separation Principle for a Sampled Bilinear System
S. Ammar, M.A. Hammami, H. Jerbi, and J.C. Vivalda

Intrinsic Character of One Property of Hyperbolic Sets
D. V. Anosov

Interior and Analytic Stabilization of the Wave Equation
over a Cylinder
N. Belghith and A. Moulahi

k-Step Sub-Riemannian Manifold Whose Sub-Riemannian Metric
Admits a Canonical Extension to a Riemannian Metric
M.M. Diniz and J.M.M. Veloso

Lower Bounds for Equilibria of Covering Flows on Manifolds
L.A. Luxemburg

Summability and Fractional Linear Partial Differential Equations
S. Michalik

Attractor for the Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation
with a Nonlocal Nonlinear Term
Chaosheng Zhu, Chunlai Mu, and Zhilin Pu


4.5 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 – November 2010

Contrast Analysis of AGC Scheme Applications for Tandem Cold Mill
ZHANG Yan, SHAO Fu-qun, WANG Jun-sheng, LIU Bao-quan

Observer-based Non-fragile Guaranteed Cost Control of Singular Time-delay Systems

Exergy Analysis of Tube Falling-Film Evaporator in Alumina Production Process 
GUI Wei-hua, CUI Shu-jun, YANG Chun-hua, CHAI Qin-qin

An Improved Adaptive Dual Control Algorithm
YANG Hui-zhong, SU Si-xian

Graphical Tuning of PD?Controllers for Fractional-Order Time-Delay Systems
WANG De-jin, ZHANG Jiang-hui, ZHANG Tao

Multi-scale Factor Analysis of Lithopone Calcination Process Based on EMD
DU Qi-liang, MO Hong-qiang, TIAN Lian-fang, MAO Zong-yuan

Swinging Belt Uniform Paving Algorithm for Pelletizing System
QIAN Xiao-long, HE Shuang-ping, GOU Wei-dong

Control Methods of Single Inverted-pendulum System
SANG Ying-jun, FAN Yuan-yuan, XU Cai-qian

Coordinated Control of Excitation and STATCOM in Multi-machine Power Systems
YANG Wei, ZHAO Hu, LI Lei, ZHAO Meng

Research and Application of Intelligent Networked Controller in Water Treatment
WANG Qing-ling, LUO Da-yong

Improved Stability Analysis for Discrete-Time Systems with Time-Varying Delay
ZHANG Lei, LIU He-ping, LIAO Fu-cheng

Compensated Current Fuzzy Feedback Examination and Control for Three-phase-
three-line Active Power Filter
YAN Wen-xu, JI Zhi-cheng, XIE Bo-lin

Fuzzy Immune PID Controller in Shift of Dual Clutch Transmission Vehicle 
CHEN Ran, CHEN Pei-fu, SUN Dong-ye, HU Feng-bin

Reduced Fuzzy Control of Single Inverted Pendulum and Its Simulation
LI Hong-wei

Adaptive Inverse Control for Electrostatic Suspension Using NARX Network
YAN Shi-yuan, ZHANG Ke-zhi, QIAN Feng, XI Tao, ZHANG Sheng-xiu

Neural Networks Based Model Reference Fault-tolerant Control for Flight 
Control Systems

Knowledge Acquiring for Incomplete Information Systems Based on Rough Set
WANG Li, HU Chun-hua, SHI De-jia

Application of Fuzzy Neural Network to Turntable Servo Systems
GAO Jing-long, ZHANG Rui, ZHOU Hai-bo

Optimization and Application of Fuzzy Rules Based on Improved CMGA
WU Zhong-qiang, DONG Wei-min

Optimal Control in Communication Batteries Based on Dynamic Programming
YANG Ping, ZHOU Shao-xiong, ZHENG Mu-gui

Immune Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm based on K-means Clustering
MAN Chun-tao, ZHANG Rui, ZHANG Tao

Medium and Long-Term Load Forecasting Based on PCA and BPNN Method
ZHANG Shi, ZHANG Rui-you, WANG Ding-wei

Opposition-Based Differential Evolution for Reactive Power Optimization 
of Power Systems
MA Li-xin, WANG Shou-zheng, LV Xin-hui, QU Na-na

Optimization Design for PID Controller Based on an Improved Differential 
Evolution Algorithm
CHANG Jun-lin, LI Ya-peng, MA Xiao-ping, WEI Xiao-bin, ZHOU Gu-ming

Design of Embedded CCD Image Data Acquisition System
BAI Rui-lin, XIANG Heng-wei, SHANG Jia-liang

Development of USB HID Minidriver
WANG Heng-sheng, KUANG Yang, PENG Hong-dao

Optimization on Fast Motion Estimation Algorithm Based on x264
HUANG Chun-qing, QIU Xiao-bin

Fault Diagnosis of Systems Based on Alpha-PNN
ZHANG Zheng-dao, ZHANG Wei-hua

Soft Variable Structure Control of Brushless DC Motor Position Tracking
ZOU Qiang, LV Yong-jian, FAN Hu

Application of Full-closed Loop Control Based on PMAC to Ultrasonic Testing
XU Zhi-nong, WANG Li-qiu, ZHANG Yang, YANG Chen-long

Fuzzy CMAC Compensating Control for High Precision Servo Systems
LIU Shi-rong, ZHOU Guo-cheng, WU Qiu-xuan, SHI Xian-peng

ADRC Based Sensorless Vector Control of Induction Motor
SHEN Yan-xia, LIU Xiang-xia

Double-barreled Forward Converter Based on Single Cycle Control
YAO Xu-liang, GONG Zhan-ying

Sliding Mode Control of Trajectory Tracking for Nonholonomic Wheeled 
Mobile Robots
CHANG Jiang, MENG Qing-xin

Neural Network Robust Control of Robot Manipulators Based on Dissipativity Theory
WANG Hong-rui, LIU Cong-na, ZHANG Yong-xing

A Desktop Robot System and Its Autonomous Mapping Algorithm
RUAN Xiao-gang, XING Xue-tao, LI Xin-yuan, XU Shao-min

Research on Robustness and Dynamic Scheduling of Equipment Adjustment in Steel Plant
YU Gang, TIAN?ai-yuan, XU An-jun, HE Dong-feng

On Compress Anti-surge Based on Adaptive Genetic PID Algorithm
CHEN Huai-zhong, JIANG Lei


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

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)
2010, Volume 20, Number 4 (December)
Regular issue

1. Puig V. Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control using set-membership 
approaches: Application to real case studies 619
2. Tong S., Liu C. and Li Y. Robust adaptive fuzzy filters output feedback 
control of strict-feedback nonlinear systems 637
3. Muhafzan Use of semidefinite programming for solving the LQR problem 
subject to rectangular descriptor systems 655
4. Bus?owicz M. Robust stability of positive continuous-time linear systems 
with delays 665
5. Górecki H. Analytic solution of transcendental equations 671
6. Correia A., Matias J., Mestre P. and Serodio C. Derivative-free nonlinear 
optimization filter simplex 679
7. Morawski M. and Zaj?czkowski A.M. Approach to the design of robust networked 
control systems 689
8. Han S.E. Ultra regular covering space and its automorphism group 699
9. EmambakhshM., Ebrahimnezhad H. and SedaaghiM.H. Integrated region-based 
segmentation using color components and texture features with prior shape knowledge 711
10. Chang Y.F., Lee J.C., Mohd Rijal O. and Syed Abu Bakar S.A.R. Efficient 
online handwritten Chinese character recognition system using a two-dimensional 
functional relationship model 727
11. Gold R. Control flow graphs and code coverage 739
12. Barkalov A., Titarenko L. and Bieganowski J. Reduction in the number of 
LUT elements for control units with code sharing 751
14. Wieczorek R. Markov chain model of phytoplankton dynamics 763
14. Fujarewicz K. Planning identification experiments for cell signaling pathways: 
An NF?B case study 773
15. ?mieja J. Coupled analytical and numerical approach to uncovering new regulatory 
mechanisms of intracellular processes 781

This and other issues are currently available online at http://www.amcs.uz.zgora.pl

Publisher: University of Zielona Góra and Lubuskie Scientific Society, Poland
ISSN: 1641-876X
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Józef Korbicz
Website: http://www.amcs.uz.zgora.pl
E-mail: amcs@uz.zgora.pl

Scope: mathematical methods in computer science and engineering, modern control 
theory and applications, artificial intelligence techniques, applied mathematics 
and mathematical optimization techniques

Indexation: Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports
/Science Edition, Scopus-Elsevier, Google Scholar, INSPEC, EBSCO, MathSciNet, 
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Applied Mechanics Reviews, VINITI, BazTech, Polish Virtual Library of Science/Mathematical 
Collection, Digital Library of Zielona Góra

Impact Factor: 0.684 (2009)



4.7 Contents: International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems
Contributed by: Mingcong Deng, deng@cc.tuat.ac.jp

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, vol. 2, no. 5/6, 2010

The articles can be retrieved on IEEE Xplore:

FPGA-based position tracking controller design with fuzzy wavelet neural networks
Chun-Fei Hsu, Chia-Yu Hsu, Tsu-Tian Lee, Chih-Min Lin
pp. 297-305

Characteristics analysis of a task switching during console operation based 
on the self-organising map
S. Suzuki
pp. 306-317

Four-channel force-reflecting teleoperation with impedance control
Nam Duc Do, Toru Namerikawa
pp. 318-329

Experimental evaluation of periodic output feedback control for SMA actuated structures
K. Dhanalakshmi, M. Umapathy, D. Ezhilarasi, M. Marimuthu
pp. 330-341

Modelling and prediction for steel billet temperature of heating furnace
You-Wen Chen, Tian-You Chai
pp. 342-349

Automatic steering control for lanekeeping manoeuvre: outer-loop and inner-loop control design
Poh Ping Em, Khisbullah Hudha, Hishamuddin Jamaluddin
pp. 350-368

Adaptive sliding mode controller design for decentralised model following of 
large-scale systems with time-varying delay interconnections
Shinji Shigemaru, Hansheng Wu
pp. 369-378


4.8 Contents: Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
Contributed by: Ben Cronin, ben.cronin@birkhauser-science.com

Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing: 
Volume 30, Issue 1 

Table of Contents:

*Sliding Mode Observer-Based Fault Estimation for Nonlinear Networked Control 
Bin Jiang, Peng Shi & Zehui Mao

*Robust l-2?l-infinity Guaranteed Cost Filtering for Uncertain Discrete-Time Switched 
System with Mode-Dependent Time-Varying Delays 
Guangdeng Zong, Linlin Hou & Yuqiang Wu

*On Global Robust Stability of a Class of Delayed Neural Networks with Discontinuous 
Activation Functions and Norm-Bounded Uncertainty 
Yi Zuo, Yaonan Wang, Ying Zhang, Xinzhi Liu, Lihong Huang, Zengyun Wang & Xiru Wu

*A New Method for the Estimation of Mass Functions in the Dempster–Shafer’s 
Evidence Theory: Application to Colour Image Segmentation 
Salim Ben Chaabane, Mounir Sayadi, Farhat Fnaiech, Eric Brassart & Franck Betin

*Nonfragile Observer for Discrete-Time Switched Nonlinear Systems with Time Delay
Zhengrong Xiang, Ronghao Wang & Bin Jiang

*An Innovative Power-Gating Technique for Leakage and Ground Bounce Control in 
System-on-a-Chip (SOC) 
Masud H. Chowdhury, Pervez Khaled & Juliana Gjanci

*A Generalized H2 Filtering of Uncertain Discrete-Time Singular 
Systems with Time-Varying Delays 
Magdi S. Mahmoud & Yuanqing Xia

*Kalman Filtering for Affine Nonlinear Descriptor Systems 
M. D. S. Aliyu & E. K. Boukas

*Realizations of Grounded Negative Capacitance Using CFOAs 
Abhirup Lahiri & Maneesha Gupta

*An Efficient Algorithm for the Optimization of FIR Filters Synthesized Using 
the Multistage Frequency-Response Masking Approach 
Juha Yli-Kaakinen & Tapio Saramäki

*Chaos Communication Performance: Theory and Computation 
G. Kaddoum, Anthony J. Lawrance, P. Chargé & D. Roviras

*Mutators, Generalized Impedance Converters and Inverters, and Their Realization 
Using Generalized Current Conveyors 
M. N. S. Swamy

*l-Delay Input and Initial-State Reconstruction for Discrete-Time Linear Systems
Siddharth Kirtikar, Harish Palanthandalam-Madapusi, Elena Zattoni & Dennis S. Bernstein

For ordering information as well as electronic back issues, please visit: 

Recent Special Issue:

Volume 29, Issue 1 (January, 2010): Special Issue on Low-Power Digital Filter 
Design Techniques and Their Applications


4.9 Contents: European Journal of Control
Contributed by: Maria Prandini, prandini@elet.polimi.it

European Journal of Control
Table of Contents
Volume 16, Issue n.6, 2010


Stochastic Hybrid Systems: a Powerful Framework for Complex, Large Scale Applications
John Lygeros, Maria Prandini

Stability of Stochastic Delay Hybrid Systems with Jumps
Chenggui Yuan, Xuerong Mao

Reachability Analysis of Stochastic Hybrid Systems: A Biodiesel Production System
Derek Riley, Kasandra Riley, Xenofon Koutsoukos

Approximate Model Checking of Stochastic Hybrid Systems
Alessandro Abate, Joost-Pieter Katoen, John Lygeros, Maria Prandini

Perturbation Analysis and Optimization of Stochastic Hybrid Systems
Christos G. Cassandras, Yorai Wardi, Christos G. Panayiotou, Chen Yao


Energy Shaping of Port-Hamiltonian Systems by Using Alternate Passive Input-Output Pairs
Aneesh Venkatramann, Arjan van der Schaft

Simple Fractional Order Model Structures and their Applications in Control System Design
Mahsan Tavakoli-Kakhki, Mohammad Haeri, Mohammad Saleh Tevazoei


4.10 Contents: Applied and Computational Mathematics
Contributed by: Fikret Aliev, f_aliev@yahoo.com

Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.9, No.2, 2010
(ISSN 1683-3511, www.science.az/acm

pages: 153-161
New Results in Perturbation Analysis of Matrix Algebraic Equations
M.M. Konstantinov, P.H. Petkov, N.D. Christov

pages: 162-175
A New Generalization of the Traveling Salesman Problem
A.F. Alkaya, E. Duman

pages: 176-197
Adaptive Hybrid Finite Element/Difference Method for Maxwell's Equations: 
An a Priori Error Estimate and Efficiency
L. Beilina

pages: 198-219
On the Complexity of Realization of Symmetric Zhegalkin Polynomials
I.F. Cheburakhin, V.I. Tsurkov

pages: 220-225
Approximate Symmetric Least Square Solutions of General Fuzzy Linear Systems 
R. Ezzati

pages: 226-233
A Note on Tame Polynomial Automorphisms and the Security of TTM Cryptosystem 
J. Hrdina, M. Kureš, P. Vašík

pages: 234-242
Organization Information Retrieval in the Database and Knowledge Base on 
Intellectual Information System on Ecology 
S.G. Karimov, T.K. Asgarov

pages: 243-251
Computational Dynamics of Hydromagnetic Stagnation Flow Towards a Stretching Sheet 
O.D. Makinde, W.M. Charles 

pages: 252-257
Detection of Iris in Image by Interrelated Maxima of Brightness Gradient Projections
I.A. Matveev

pages: 258-266
Spline Solution of Two Point Boundary Value Problems 
J. Rashidinia and R. Jalilian

pages: 267-268
Steady-State Motions in the Problem on Identifying the Principal Axes of 
Inertia of Inhomogeneous Solid Bodies - V.A. Storozhenko 
Reviewed by I.A. Lukovskiy

page: 269
75th Birthday of professor Vladimir Larin 

page: 270
The 4th Congress of the Turkic World Mathematical Society (TWMS) 

page: 271
3rd International Conference on Control and Optimization with Industrial 
Applications - COIA 2011 


4.11 Contents: SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
Contributed by:  Brian Fauth, fauth@siam.org

Journal: SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
Volume: 48, Issue: 8


The Method of Controlled Lagrangians: Energy plus Force Shaping 
Dong Eui Chang 
pp. 4821-4845

Robust Regulation of Distributed Parameter Systems with Infinite-Dimensional 
Timo Hamalainen and Seppo Pohjolainen 
pp. 4846-4873

Finite Horizon Optimal Stopping of Time-Discontinuous Functionals with Applications 
to Impulse Control with Delay 
Jan Palczewski and Lukasz Stettner 
pp. 4874-4909

HJB Equations for the Optimal Control of Differential Equations with Delays and 
State Constraints, I: Regularity of Viscosity Solutions 
Salvatore Federico, Ben Goldys, and Fausto Gozzi 
pp. 4910-4937

Analysis of Unconstrained Nonlinear MPC Schemes with Time Varying Control Horizon 
Lars Grune, Jurgen Pannek, Martin Seehafer, and Karl Worthmann 
pp. 4938-4962

Periodic Optimization Suffices for Infinite Horizon Planar Optimal Control 
Zvi Artstein and Ido Bright 
pp. 4963-4986

Optimal Dividend Policies with Transaction Costs for a Class of Diffusion 
Lihua Bai and Jostein Paulsen 
pp. 4987-5008

Linear Stochastic State Space Theory in the White Noise Space Setting 
Daniel Alpay, David Levanony, and Ariel Pinhas pp. 

Stabilization of Second Order Evolution Equations with Unbounded Feedback with 
Time-Dependent Delay 
Emilia Fridman, Serge Nicaise, and Julie Valein 
pp. 5028-5052

Optimal Control for an Elliptic System with Polygonal State Constraints 
Karl Kunisch, Kewei Liang, and Xiliang Lu 
pp. 5053-5072

On Ruckle's Conjecture on Accumulation Games 
Steve Alpern, Robbert Fokkink, and Ken Kikuta 
pp. 5073-5083

Optimal Input-Output Stabilization of Infinite-Dimensional Discrete Time-Invariant 
Linear Systems by Output Injection 
Mark R. Opmeer and Olof J. Staffans 
pp. 5084-5107

A Priori Error Analysis for Linear Quadratic Elliptic Neumann Boundary Control 
Problems with Control and State Constraints 
K. Krumbiegel, C. Meyer, and A. Rosch 
pp. 5108-5142

Efficient Preconditioners for Optimality Systems Arising in Connection with Inverse 
Bjorn Fredrik Nielsen and Kent-Andre Mardal 
pp. 5143-5177

On the Convergence, Lock-In Probability, and Sample Complexity of Stochastic 
Sameer Kamal 
pp. 5178-5192

A Finite Time Horizon Optimal Stopping Problem with Regime Switching 
H. Le and C. Wang 
pp. 5193-5213

Continuous-Time Average-Preserving Opinion Dynamics with Opinion-Dependent 
Vincent D. Blondel, Julien M. Hendrickx, and John N. Tsitsiklis 
pp. 5214-5240

On Some Systems Controlled by the Structure of Their Memory 
G. Buttazzo, G. Carlier, and R. Tahraoui 
pp. 5241-5253

Local Energy Decay for the Elastic System with Nonlinear Damping in an Exterior 
M. Daoulatli, B. Dehman, and M. Khenissi 
pp. 5254-5275

Impulse Control of Multidimensional Jump Diffusions 
Mark H. A. Davis, Xin Guo, and Guoliang Wu 
pp. 5276-5293

Global and Semi-Global Stabilization of Linear Systems With Multiple Delays 
and Saturations in the Input 
Bin Zhou, Zongli Lin, and Guang-Ren Duan 
pp. 5294-5332

Long Time Behavior of a Two-Phase Optimal Design for the Heat Equation 
Gregoire Allaire, Arnaud Munch, and Francisco Periago 
pp. 5333-5356

Discrete Carleman Estimates for Elliptic Operators in Arbitrary Dimension and 
Franck Boyer, Florence Hubert, and Jerome Le Rousseau 
pp. 5357-5397

Feedback Stabilization of a Fluid-Structure Model 
Jean-Pierre Raymond 
pp. 5398-5443

Real-Time Nonlinear Optimization as a Generalized Equation 
Victor M. Zavala and Mihai Anitescu 
pp. 5444-5467

Goal-Oriented Adaptivity in Pointwise State Constrained Optimal Control of Partial 
Differential Equations M
ichael Hintermuller and Ronald H. W. Hoppe 
pp. 5468-5487

Symmetry of Solutions to the Optimal Exit Time Control Problem 
Jianghai Hu and Wei Zhang 
pp. 5488-5509

Morphological Control Problems with State Constraints 
Thomas Lorenz 
pp. 5510-5546

Search Games on Trees with Asymmetric Travel Times 
Steve Alpern 
pp. 5547-5563

An Eigenvalue Perturbation Approach to Stability Analysis, Part I: Eigenvalue 
Series of Matrix Operators 
Jie Chen, Peilin Fu, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, and Zhihong Guan 
pp. 5564-5582

An Eigenvalue Perturbation Approach to Stability Analysis, Part II: When Will 
Zeros of Time-Delay Systems Cross Imaginary Axis?
Jie Chen, Peilin Fu, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, and Zhihong Guan 
pp. 5583-5605

Duality Between Invariant Spaces for Max-Plus Linear Discrete Event Systems 
Michael Di Loreto, Stephane Gaubert, Ricardo D. Katz, and Jean-Jacques Loiseau 
pp. 5606-5628

Null Controllability of a Parabolic System with a Cubic Coupling Term 
Jean-Michel Coron, Sergio Guerrero, and Lionel Rosier 
pp. 5629-5653


4.12 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Li-Chen Fu, lichen@ntu.edu.tw

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.13, No.1 January, 2011

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 
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 
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 
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


4.13 CFP: IET Systems Biology 
Contributed by: Jongrae Kim, Jongrae.Kim@glasgow.ac.uk

IET Systems Biology 
Call for Papers

Modelling noise in biochemical reaction networks

Published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

It is now well appreciated that noise pervades the dynamics of intracellular reaction 
kinetics. Intrinsic noise is typical inside cells because of the inherent low 
copy number of several types of molecules. Equally important though much less studied 
are extrinsic sources of noise such as temporal variability in the ribosome number per
cell and in the concentration of macromolecular crowding agents in the cytoplasm. 
Modelling is an important tool to study how the interplay of these various noise sources 
impacts the dynamics on cellular and multi-cellular scales.

However currently we do not have a clear overall picture of how the underlying mechanisms 
of life deal with noise. Some of the major problems that are hindering progress are the 
lack of studies which combine experimental single cell data with cutting-edge modelling, 
a wide variety of modelling methodologies with differing predictions and a lack of 
modelling methods which deal with large-scale networks in non-dilute, spatial conditions. 
In this special issue we seek contributions which seek to address the aforementioned type 
of problems; a broader encompassing list of suitable topics include but are not limited to:

- Acquisition of single cell kinetic data and its modeling
- Functional and structural robustness in the presence of noise
- Interplay of intrinsic and extrinsic noise on dynamics
- Improved simulation methods for chemical master equations
- Relationship between various stochastic modeling methodologies
- Mechanisms which suppress or use noise to enhance function
- The effect of spatial fluctuations on the dynamicsof biological networks
- Methods for the estimation of intrinsic and extrinsic noise from experimental data
- Theoretical and computational approaches for the study of large scale stochastic reaction networks
- Coupling of single cell noise to multicellular dynamics

All papers must be submitted through the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts™ system: 

Proposed publication schedule:
Deadline for submission of papers: 3rd of June 2011
Authors to receive a 1st decision: 2nd September 2011
Final notification of acceptance: 2nd December 2011
On-line and print publication: Spring 2012

Special Issue guest editors:

Dr Jongrae Kim
University of Glasgow
Email: jongrae.kim@glasgow.ac.uk

Dr Ramon Grima
University of Edinburgh
Email: ramon.grima@ed.ac.uk

IET Publishing Dept. contact:
Miss Sapna Shah
IET Systems Biology
Editorial Assistant
Email: sshah@theiet.org


5. Conferences

5.1 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
Contributed by: Bo Liu, bo.liu777@gmail.com

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics 
(RAM), September 17-19, 2011, Qingdao, China
The conference is organized by: 
IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC) Singapore Chapter
IEEE Robotics & Automation (R&A) Singapore Chapter
IEEE Singapore Section
IEEE Chengdu Section 
and technically supported by: 
Centre for Intelligent Control, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Centre for Intelligent Machines, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Mechatronics Group, SIMTech, Singapore
The Robotics Institute, UESTC, China
The goal of the RAM 2011 is to bring together experts from the field of robotics, 
automation and mechatronics to discuss on the state-of-the-art and to present 
new research findings and perspectives of future developments with respect to 
the conference themes. The RAM 2011 is held in conjunction with the IEEE International 
Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS 2011). The conference welcomes 
paper submissions from academics, researchers, engineers, and students worldwide in 
but not limited to the following areas:
Robotics and Automation in Unstructured Environment, Personal and Service Robotics, 
Underwater Robotics, Medical Robots and Systems, Social Robotics, Robotics and 
Automation Applications, Sensor Design, Integration, and Fusion, Computer and 
Robot Vision, Human-Robot Interfaces, Haptics, Teleoperation, Tele-robotics, 
Network Robotics, Micro/Nano, Distributed, Cellular, and Multi-robot Systems, 
Biologically-Inspired Robots and Systems, Sensor Based Robotics, Intelligent 
Transportation Systems, Modeling, Planning and Control, Kinematics, Mechanics, 
and Mechanism Design, Legged Robots, Wheeled Mobile Robots, Dynamics, Motion 
Control, Force/Impedance Control, Architecture and Programming, Methodologies 
for Robotics and Automation, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, Petri Nets, Virtual 
Reality, Manufacturing System Architecture, Design, and Performance Evaluation, 
Computer Aided Production Planning, Scheduling, and Control, Total Quality Management, 
Maintenance, and Diagnostics, etc.< br 

Conference / Invited Session Paper Submission: 5 March, 2011 
Notification of Acceptance: 1 June, 2011 
Final Camera-Ready Manuscript: 15 July, 2011 
Notification of acceptance: December 13, 2010 
Registration: 15 July, 2011
RAM Conferences: 17-19 September, 2011
Papers must be written in English and should describe original work. Papers should 
be submitted in the form *.pdf to http://www.cis-ram.org/2011/onl-pap.html by 15 
March 2011. The length of the paper is limited to a maximum of 6 pages (A4 size, 
single spacing, Times Roman of font size 10, double columns format), including figures, 
tables and references. Upon acceptance, authors will be required to register and 
present their papers. Papers will be published in the conference proceedings only 
if at least one of the authors is officially registered. All the papers in the 
conference proceedings will be indexed in the IEEE Library,ISI Proceedings, and 
EI Compendex database.
Organizing Committee 
General Chairs
Shuzhi Sam Ge, China 
Tiezhu Zhang, China
Program Chairs
Abdullah Al Mamun, Singapore
Yuanqing Xia, China
Haisheng Yu, China
Invited Sessions Chairs
Xiangyang Zhu, China
Guido Herrmann, UK
Warren Dixon, USA
Bernardino Castillo-Toledo, Mexico
Han Wang, Singapore
Finance Chair
Cabibihan, John-John, Singapore
Local Arrangement Chair
Bing Liu, China
Publication Chairs
Domenico Campolo, Singapore
Sujin Kim, Singapore
Publicity Chairs
Xiaolin Dai, China
Chun-Yi Su, Canada
Aldo Pardo, Colombia
Marcelo Ang, Singapore
Thomas Braunl, Australia
Award Committee Chair
Chee Meng Chew, Singapore
Registration Chair
Bing Chen, China
Liu Xiaomeng, Singapore

Email: cisram2011@gmail.com
Web: http://www.cis-ram.org/2011/index.html


5.2 International Conference on Advanced Robotics
contributed by: Xiaobo Tan, xbtan@egr.msu.edu



Conference Theme: Robotics is a synergistic discipline merging discoveries and 
inventions from various fields of science and technology. With inspiration from 
other disciplines we are able to build new kinds of robots that can serve humans 
in interesting and novel ways. The theme of ICAR 2011 is New Boundaries for Robotics. 
It will seek to share innovative ideas, weird connections, and unexpected mixes of 
technologies, methods and approaches which have been applied to solve new kinds of 
problems in emerging application areas.

The technical program of ICAR 2011 will consist of plenary talks, workshops, oral 
presentations and interactive sessions. Submitted papers should describe original 
work in the form of theoretical modeling, design, experimental validation, or 
case studies from all areas of robotics but in particular focusing on new emerging 
paradigms and application areas including but not limited to:

- Cognitive control in robotics
- New materials in robotics
- Robotic human companions
- Bio-inspired actuation mechanisms
- Bio-inspired sensors and sensing paradigms
- Biomimetic and bio-inspired robots
- Nanorobotics Wearable robots and enhanced embodiment
- Dexterous object manipulation
- Embodiment and morphological computing in robotics
- Cumulative robot learning and cumulative knowledge representation
- Evolutionary and self-assembling robots
- Self-awareness of robots and robot teams
- Multimodal interfaces for human robot interaction
- Models of natural and robot cognition
- Emergent behavior in robotic systems
- Robots for arts, entertainment and social interaction
- Performance evaluation, benchmarking and standardization of intelligent robotic systems

Submitted manuscripts undergo full-paper peer review. The accepted papers will be 
published in IEEE Explore, indexed by ISI Proceedings and EI.

Special Issue in Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems - Select papers from the 
Proceedings of ICAR 2011 will also be published in a special issue of the journal 
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). Selection of the candidate papers will be based 
on the novelty, significance, and clarity of the work; in particular, they shall well 
reflect the theme of New Boundaries for Robotics. The authors of these papers will 
be encouraged to submit an enhanced version of their work to this special issue, 
which will be subject to the same peer-review process required by RAS before acceptance 
for publication

Important dates: 
- Workshop Submissions: February 04, 2011
- Paper Submissions: March 04, 2011
- Notification of Acceptance: April 22, 2011
- Final Submission: May 20, 2011

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia located in North-East of Europe and a cultural capital 
of Europe 2011. While being one of the most intact UNESCO protected medieval city centers 
in the world, it is also one of the world’s most intelligent communities providing cutting-
edge technical solutions for the inhabitants and visitors of the city. Summer 2011 in Tallinn 
offers the participants of ICAR 2011 a creative environment for idea exchanges with hundreds 
of artistic and cultural events, Midsummer celebration and white nights.

Organizing committee: 
Maarja Kruusmaa, General Chair
Xiaobo Tan, Program Chair
Raj Madhavan, Publications Chair
Paolo Fiorini, Finance Chair
Cecilia Laschi, Workshop and Tutorials Chair


5.3 International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems
Contriubted by: John Chiasson, johnchiasson@boisestate.edu

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.

• $395
• $345 for registration by July 25, 2011
• $50 discount for IEEE IES members
• Half price registration for registered students

Boise Centre
850 West Front Street, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 336-8900

• The Grove Hotel, (208) 333-8000
• Hotel 43, (208) 342-4622
• Hampton Inn & Suites-Boise/Downtown, (208) 331-1900

• 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

• 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

• Boise State University
• Idaho National Laboratory
• Idaho State University
• University of Idaho

Technical Program Committee
• Said Ahmed-Zaid, Boise State University
• Saurabh Amin, University of California-Berkeley
• Juan Jose Rodriguez Andina, University of Vigo
• Azad Azadmanesh, University of Nebraska, Omaha
• Ron Boring, Idaho National Laboratory
• Ernesto A. Bustamante, Ph.D., University of Idaho
• Barrett Caldwell, Purdue University 
• YangQuan Chen, Utah State University 
• Douglas Few, Idaho National Laboratory 
• John Gardner, Boise State University 
• Devendra Garg, Duke University 
• David Gertman, Idaho National Laboratory
• Diane Hooie, NETL 
• Nicholas Kottenstette, Vanderbilt University
• Axel Krings, University of Idaho
• Manish Kumar, University of Cincinnati 
• Parag Lala, Texas A&M
• Timothy McJunkin, Idaho National Laboratory
• Miles McQueen, Idaho National Laboratory
• Kevin Moore, Colorado School of Mines
• Subbaram Naidu, Idaho State University
• Xinming Ou, Kansas State University
• Raghunathan Rengasamy, Texas Tech
• Eugene Santos, Dartmouth College
• Marco Schoen, Idaho State University
• William Smart, Washington University
• Charles Tolle, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
• Zachary Tudor, SRI International
• Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Purdue University
• I-Jeng Wang, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory


5.4 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
Contributed by:  Argyrios Zolotas, a.c.zolotas@lboro.ac.uk

The 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'11)

June 20-23, 2011, Corfu, Greece

The organizing committee of MED'11 extends a cordial invitation to you to 
the 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation which will be 
held on the beautiful island of Corfu, Greece.

The Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation is a series of meetings 
that has been running since 1993, coordinated and supervised by the 
Mediterranean Control Association, with MED'11 being the 19th conference of 
the series. The conference, through its technical program, will provide a unique 
opportunity for the academic and industrial community to address new challenges, 
share solutions and discuss future research directions. A broad range of topics 
is proposed, following current trends of combining control/systems theory with 
software/communication technologies. For up-to-date information on MED'11, 
please visit the Conference site: http://www.med2011.org/

General Chair: Anthony Tzes
Program Chair: George J. Pappas
Tutorial/Workshop Chair: Panagiotis Tsiotras
Invited Session Chair: Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

detailed information on Chairs and IPC can be found on the following site of 
the conference:

of interest can be seen in the following page of the Conference website:

Prospective participants are invited to electronically submit the full version 
of their work by the indicated deadlines, following the guidelines available 
on the Conference web site: http://www.med2011.org.

Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the International 
Program Committee, and accepted papers will be published in a proceedings volume 
that will be available at the time of the conference.

Contributed, papers, invited session proposals,
Workshop/Tutorial proposals, due January 30, 2011
Notification of acceptance/rejection March 31, 2011
Final papers, due April 30, 2011

Sponsor: Mediterranean Control Association

For more information about the Conference, please contact the Conference secretariat: 
med2011_secretariat@ece.upatras.gr or the General or Program Chairs at tzes@ece.upatras.gr
and pappasg@seas.upenn.edu, respectively.


5.5 IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation

Contributed by: ieee-icca2011@ntu.edu.sg

ICCA 2011
1st Call for Papers

The 9th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation

December 19-21, 2011, Santiago, Chile

Important dates:
Invited session proposals due: April 15, 2011
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2011 

The 9th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (IEEE ICCA’11) 
will be held from December 19 to 21, 2011, in Santiago, Chile. Santiago is the 
capital of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation (Greater Santiago). 
It was founded by the Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Vadivia on February 12th, 
1541 in the Río Mapocho Valley, at the foothills of the Santa Lucía hill. It 
is located in the Central Valley, between the Cordillera de la Costa and 
Cordillera de los Andes. The climate of this area is Mediterranean and warm. 
The most important wineries in the country are located in the valleys surrounding 
Santiago, a few kilometers away from the city. Its proximity to the Andes 
mountains lets visitors enjoy winter sports in Valle Nevado, Portillo and 
Farellones ski resorts. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean allows also visiting 
the colorful Valparaíso and the nice beaches of Viña del Mar.

ICCA’11 aims to create a forum for scientists and practicing engineers throughout 
the world to present the latest research findings and ideas in the areas of control 
and automation. The conference will feature plenary lectures given by world renowned 
scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and some special sessions focusing 
on popular topics. The conference welcomes paper submissions from researchers, 
practitioners, and students in but not limited to the following areas:

Modeling of Complex Systems, Linear Control, Nonlinear Systems and Control, Fuzzy 
and Neural?Systems, Robust and H Systems, Estimation and Identification, Fault 
Detection, Process Control & Instrumentation, Motion Control, Flexible Manufacturing 
Systems, Integrated Manufacturing, Factory Modeling and Automation, Petri-Nets and 
Applications, Micro and Nano Systems, Sensor networks, networked control, Optimal 
Control, Discrete Event Systems, Adaptive Control, Learning Systems, Intelligent 
and AI Based Control, Real-time Systems, Sensor/data fusion, Robotics, Automated 
Guided Vehicles, Control Education, Control Applications, Process Automation, 
Man-machine Interactions, Smart Structures, Multi-agent systems

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (6 pages normally 
and 8 pages maximum) by the submission deadline through the online submission system. 
All papers accepted by and presented at ICCA’11 will be published by IEEE and be 
indexed by ISI Proceedings, and EI Compendex database. ICCA’11 paper submission 
website is:


Potential organizers are invited to enlist six or more papers with cohesive topics 
to form invited sessions. Please contact Invited Sessions Chairs, Professor Gary 
Feng (Email: megfeng@cityu.edu.hk) and Professor Jianxin Xu (Email: elexujx@nus.edu.sg
for more details if you would like to organize invited sessions.

Please feel free to distribute the email to your colleagues or friends who may 
interest. Thanks. We look forward to seeing you in Santiago, Chile!

General Chairs
Youyi Wang, Nanyang Tech Univ., Singapore
Manuel Duarte-Mermoud, Univ. of Chile, Chile

Program Chairs
Hai Lin, National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
Marcos Orchard, Univ. of Chile, Chile


6. Workshops

6.1 Workshop on Identification and Control of Biological Interaction Networks
Contributed by: Eugenio Cinquemani, eugenio.cinquemani@inria.fr

Workshop on Identification and Control of Biological Interaction Networks
INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes (Montbonnot), February 8, 2011
Free enrollment, registration deadline January 31, 2011

A one-day workshop on Identification and Control of Biological Interaction 
Networks will be held at INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes (http://www.inria.fr/
centres-de-recherche-inria/grenoble-rhone-alpes) in Montbonnot, near Grenoble. 
The workshop is supported by INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes and IXXI (Institut 
Rhône-Alpin des Systèmes Complexes, http://www.ixxi.fr/), and is organized 
by the Systems Biology INRIA team IBIS (http://ibis.inrialpes.fr/).

The workshop is arranged as a series of presentations delivered by researchers 
that are actively working on the identification and control of biological systems 
using experimental data, in France and abroad. It will provide an exciting 
opportunity to discover the current research trends in the field as well as a 
platform for discussing ideas, solutions, new directions of research and 
applications. The workshop is free and open to all interested audience. 
Registration is requested and is open until January 31, 2011.

More information on the program and registration instructions can be found 
on the workshop webpage (http://ibis.inrialpes.fr/article982.html).

Eugenio Cinquemani (homepage and contacts:
Delphine Ropers (homepage and contacts:


6.2 Workshop on Real-Time Wireless for Industrial Applications 
Contributed by: Mikael Johansson, mikaelj@ee.kth.se

The first workshop on real-time wireless for industrial applications will 
be held on April 11, 2011 in Chicago, IL as part of CPSWeek 2011. 

The workshop aims at being an inspiring forum for industrial and academic 
researchers to discuss experiences, challenges and technical results on 
real-time wireless for industrial control.

Recent standardization efforts such as WirelessHART, ISA 100, and related 
work within the IEEE and IETF now provide end-users with several alternatives 
for industrial low-power wireless communications. An increasing number of 
industrial deployments demonstrate the power of these technologies, but also 
reveal limitations of current theory and practice. At the same time, academic 
researchers in a range of disciplines are laying the foundations for next-
generation wireless industrial control systems, developing new networking 
protocols, resource management techniques and control strategies.

The first workshop on real-time wireless for industrial applications brings 
together academic and industry professional to a one-day technical forum on 
the design and application of real-time wireless communication for industrial 
monitoring and control. We solicit technical papers describing theory, 
methodology and experiences from the design, implementation and deployment 
of reliable real-time wireless communication and control systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
- Protocols for reliable real-time wireless communication
- Real-time scheduling algorithms and analysis
- Control over wireless networks
- Theoretical and practical performance limits of low-power wireless communications
- Measurements and characterizations from application-oriented deployments
- Network optimization and management
- Architectures for industrial sensor and actuator networks
- Security issues in industrial wireless networks and applications

Contributions are submitted as extended abstracts of 2-4 pages (10 point font, 
1 inch margins, standard IEEE or ACM format). The deadline for initial 
submissions is February 7, 2011. Final contributions will be up to 8 pages.

Full submission instructions can be found at the workshop home page: 

Technical program committee (under construction)
- Rajeev Alur, UPenn
- Octav Chipara, UCSD
- Mikael Johansson, KTH
- P.R. Kumar, UIUC
- Tomas Lenvall, ABB
- Chenyang Lu, Washington University
- Aloysius Mok, University of Texas
- Kris Pister, UC Berkeley
- Eric Rotvold, Emerson
- Jack Stankovic, University of Virginia
- Thiemo Voigt, SICS
- Haibo Zhang, University of Otago


6.3 Workshop on Architectures for Cyber-Physical Systems
Contributed by:  Bruce Krogh, krogh@ece.cmu.edu

Workshop on Architectures for Cyber-Physical Systems

CPS Week Pre-Conference Workshop
Chicago, Illinois
April 11, 2001

The purpose of this workshop is to explore concepts and tools for comprehensive 
architectural frameworks that include the physical as well as the cyber elements 
of cyber-physical systems. Such CPS Architectures will support the complete 
development process, including the evaluation of interactions and design tradeoffs 
across the cyber-physical boundaries. Full papers are solicited describing current 
research on architectures for cyber-physical systems. Briefer position papers 
identifying directions for future research and development are also solicited.

- architectural approaches to system-level specification, analysis and design
- architecture description languages for cyber-physical systems
- the use of architectures in model-based development
- formal methods for architectures of cyber-physical systems
- architectural approaches to heterogeneous modeling and analysis
- applications of architectures in current cyber-physical systems
- case studies on the impact of architecture cyber-physical system development
- novel architectural concepts and tools for cyber-physical systems
- position papers identifying critical needs and research directions

Two types of contributions are solicited: (i) full papers describing existing tools, 
methods and applications of architectures for CPS; and (ii) brief position papers 
on needs and research directions for the future. In keeping with the goal of bringing 
together people interested in exchanging ideas about the state of the research and 
the potential role of architectures for CPS, papers of type (i) can summarize previously 
published work. Accepted papers will be made available publically on the workshop website. 
Authors will retain the copyrights to their papers.

Submission deadline: February 21, 2011

Further information at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~able/acps2011/

Bruce H. Krogh, Dept. of ECE, Carnegie Mellon University, krogh@ece.cmu.edu
David Garlan, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, garlan@cs.cmu.edu


7.  Positions

7.1 PhD: NTNU

The Department of Engineering Cybernetics has a vacancy for a 4-year PhD research 
fellowship within the automatic control program. 

We are seeking candidates with a strong background in systems and control or 
applied mathematics for research on control and estimation for distributed-parameter 
systems. While the research topic is initially broad, a specific objective of the 
project is to develop state- and parameter estimation schemes for application within 
medical imaging based on ultrasound. Experience with medical imaging is therefore 
an advantage, but not required. The applicant should possess strong computing 
capabilities and communication skills in English. 

NTNUs PhD-rules require a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of 
studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades 
(A best). Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send 
a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study 
and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:


Foreign applicants must document a TOEFL score of 600 or higher. The goal of the 
announced position is to obtain a PhD degree, hence the successful applicant must 
be enrolled as a PhD student at NTNU, please see

http://www.ime.ntnu.no/english/research/phd for information about PhD education at NTNU. 

The applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Ole Morten Aamo, 
email: aamo@ntnu.no for more information. 

The position is placed in salary code 1017, which currently corresponds to a yearly 
gross income of NOK 383 700 (pay scale level 48). From this 2 % will be deducted 
for mandatory membership in the National Pension Fund. 

The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations with supplementary 
rules for research fellowship appointments in universities and polytechnics. Applicants 
must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the 
appointment. The successful applicant must agree to the conditions laid down for public 

Candidates will be required to enroll in a PhD program within the period of employment, 
and must sign a contract regulating the period of employment. 

According to Norwegian policies, the government workforce should, as closely as possible, 
reflect the diversity of the population at large. It is therefore a goal of NTNU, as 
a government institution, to have a workforce which is balanced with respect to age 
and gender, and to recruit persons of immigrant background. NTNU also wishes to increase 
the number of women on its workforce, and women are specifically encouraged to apply. 

The application must include information about education, exams and earlier experience. 
Certified copies of certificates and diplomas must be enclosed. Relevant scientific 
works should be submitted. Joint works will be taken into account. In cases where it 
is difficult to determine the applicant’s contribution, a short note of explanation 
should be supplied. 

Applications are to be submitted electronically through


Preferably, we want the attachments in one file. 

Applications should be marked: IME 044-2010. 

Application deadline: January 23rd, 2011. 


7.2 PhD: K.U. Leuven
Contriubted by: Wim Michiels, Wim.Michiels@cs.kuleuven.be

2 PhD Positions: Numerical methods, computational tools and software for the 
analysis and control of LPV systems.

The analysis and control of linear systems with varying parameters, so-called 
linear parameter-varying (LPV) systems, have become major research areas. LPV 
systems arise naturally when modeling manufacturing systems (wafer stages, pick-
and-place robots, overhead cranes …), chemical processes such as liquid-gas 
separation, electro-hydraulic systems and active suspension systems, automotive 
engines, etc. In most of these applications the system dynamics are also inherently 
infinite-dimensional, characterized by a spatio-temporal distribution of state 
variables, and subject to uncertainty or variability.

The aim of the project is to develop (numerical) methods, computational tools 
and software for the analysis and control of linear infinite-dimensional systems 
with time-varying parameters. These methods should cope with uncertainty on the 
system model and must be capable of designing optimal controllers with a 
prescribed order or structure, where optimality refers to robust stability and 
performance measures. The project also includes the experimental validation of 
the obtained control design methodologies on a mechatronic test setup.

The PhD positions result from a collaboration between the Scientific Computing 
Research Group and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the K.U. Leuven, 
which both participate in the interdisciplinary Optimization in Engineering Center 
OPTEC. Both divisions will host one PhD student, whose projects will be oriented 
towards computational methods and control design, respectively. They will be 
jointly supervised.

The requirements are a strong background in computational mathematics, a strong 
interest in dynamic systems and control, numerical optimization and programming, 
the ability to communicate with mathematical optimizers, and enthusiasm for the 
project. For the PhD student at the Mechanical Engineering Department a strong 
interest in experimental work is also expected. Proficiency in English is a 

How to apply? Send your electronic application to Professor Wim Michiels: 
Wim.Michiels@cs.kuleuven.be, with CC to Professor Jan Swevers: Jan.Swevers@mech.kuleuven.be
Subject of your email should be: “PhD Position LPV”. Also indicate in which group 
you prefer to be hosted. Include a CV, certificates with high school and university 
marks, Toefl test result (if applicable), a list of publications, names of two possible 
references, and a brief description of your research interests are most welcome.

Besides a competitive salary we offer a stimulating research environment within 
the Scientific Computing Group (http://twr.cs.kuleuven.be/), the Division PMA 
(http://www.mech.kuleuven.be/pma/) and the Optimization in Engineering Center 


7.3 PhD: NTNU
Contributed by: Lars Imsland, lars.imsland@itk.ntnu.no

PhD: SmartGrid control and Optimization at NTNU

As part of a larger SmartGrid research initiative at the Norwegian University 
of Science and Technology, there are three available PhD positions at the 
Department of Engineering Cybernetics. The SmartGrid is envisioned as the future 
intelligent electricity delivery, production and consumption management system. 
It shall enable a more efficient house-holding with energy, reduce the consumption 
and allow a large variety of new and greener means of production. 

The themes of the three control and optimization positions are:
- Secure control of multi-terminal HVDC 
- MPC for balancing control 
- Control system design for unreliable communication networks 

Consult http://ime.ntnu.edu/research/smartgrid for further information about the 
project. For information about requirements and how to apply (note deadline January 
15th), consult http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=70934


7.4 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Contributed by: Mahmut Reyhanoglu, reyhanom@erau.edu


PhD positions are available in the area of 
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. 
It is also desirable that the candidates have 
hands-on experience on feedback control. It is 
expected that the candidates have excellent GRE 
and TOEFL (if necessary) scores as well as strong 
communication and writing skills. 

For details and application procedures, please visit

Prof. Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Physical Sciences Department, 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, 

E-mail: reyhanom@erau.edu


7.5 PhD: Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Barcelona, Spain
Contributed by: Fernando Bianchi, fbianchi@irec.cat

Ph.D. position: “Advanced control strategies for renewable energy systems”

A Ph.D. fellowship in control of renewable energy systems is available in the 
Electricity and Power Electronics Departments of the Catalonia Institute for 
Energy Research (IREC). The successful applicant will be involved in the design 
of multivariable control strategies for power electronic systems. The activities 
will include the application of advanced design tools, like optimal and robust 
control and nonlinear techniques, and also the use of identification methods to 
characterize complex systems.

We are looking for a candidate with an MSc in control or with a background and 
interest in control theory and/or power electronic. Knowledge on robust and optimal 
control will be welcomed.

The Ph.D. studies will be pursued at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) 
in the Electrical or Control Department. The fellowship is for 4 years and covers 
all tuition fees.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Dr. Fernando Bianchi at 
fbianchi@irec.cat or to Dr. Oriol Gomis at oriol.gomis@upc.edu


7.6 PhD: Luleå University of Technology 
Contributed by:  Thomas Gustafsson, tgu@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is the northernmost university of technology in 
Scandinavia and with world-class research and education. Our strength lies in 
our cooperation with companies and with rest of the world around us. Our contact 
with companies and society help us develop research and education that satisfy 
the demands that the world around makes on us and our students.

The Control Engineering Group (CEG) at Luleå University of Technology are currently 
looking for 3 PhD students. Applications include, but are not limited to, estimation 
in wireless sensor networks, automation of heavy vehicles and plant wide control 
in process industries to further sustainable development.

We seek candidates with a MSc/civ.ing. degree in Computer Science, Electrical 
Engineering, Physics, Space engineering or similar areas, preferably with a 
strong interest or experience in mathematics, optimization, control and experimental 
work. You should be a good team player and have an ability to take initiative. 
The positions are supported by on-going research projects.

For further information, please contact: professor Thomas Gustafsson, +46-920-491323, 
Thomas.Gustafsson@ltu.se . You can also visit our homepage http://www.ltu.se/csee

The application should include CV, university transcripts (tests/grades record) 
and contact details of at least two references.

Send in your application marked with the reference no 2702-10 to Luleå University 
of Technology, The Registry secretary, SE-971 87 LULEÅ, or registrator@ltu.se
Closing date: 2011-02-11


7.7 Post-Doc: Peking University
Contributed by: Guangming Xie, xiegming@pku.edu.cn

Several Postdoctoral Fellows are being recruited at the Center for Systems and 
Control, College of Engineering, Peking University, in the general areas of control 
systems, robotics, systems/industrial engineering and applications. The appointment 
is for a period of two years. The ideal candidate is one who has recently completed, 
or is about to finish, his/her PhD. The themes of research are, but not limited to, 
robotics, networked control systems, multi-agent systems, hybrid systems, computational 
intelligence, systems engineering, cognitive and brain science.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Professoor Guangming Xie 
at xiegming@pku.edu.cn


7.8 Post-Doc: Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden
Contributed by: Jonas Sjöberg, jonas.sjoberg@chalmers.se

Postdoc in Mechatronics with application to traffic Safety at Chalmers, Gothenburg, 

You have a Ph.D. degree in a subject related to any of the fields signal processing, 
automatic control or mechatronics. You will be involved in mainly two research 
activities, both concerning traffic safety. The first topic is cooperative driving 
which will be carried out partly together with the other postdocs recruited to 
the department. The second topic is development of algorithms for detecting critical 
traffic situation based on sensor signals. Also this research will be carried out 
in connection with other researchers, both from academia and from industry.

More information: http://www.chalmers.se/s2/EN/news/vacancies-at-signals/positions/postdoc-in-mechatronics


7.9 Post Doc: ISIS at Vanderbilt University
Contributed by: Xenofon Koutsoukos, Xenofon.Koutsoukos@vanderbilt.edu

The Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) in the School of Engineering 
at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a Post Doctoral Researcher 
position in the area of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). CPS is one of the strategic 
research areas at ISIS that is currently realized through a portfolio of projects 
(http://www.isis.vanderbilt.edu/research/SST). The Post Doc will have the opportunity 
to get involved in the development of theoretical foundations for compositionality 
in heterogeneous systems, composition of tool chains for CPS design and integration, 
and systems/experimental research using real-life problems. Access to realistic 
experimental infrastructure is provided by key industry partners that are direct 
participants in our projects. 

We are seeking a motivated post-doctoral researcher with a solid technical background 
and experience in areas related to cyber physical systems. The candidate should also 
have experience in software design and development, and the ability to link theoretical 
results to systems/experimental work. A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, 
Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field is required. 

ISIS (www.isis.vanderbilt.edu) is a premier research institute in the Vanderbilt 
University School of Engineering with 8 faculty, 10 research scientists, 29 staff 
engineers, and 45 graduate students with funding that currently exceeds $12 million 
a year. ISIS is closely affiliated with the EECS Department (eecs.vuse.vanderbilt.edu), 
which currently has 34 full-time faculty, 225 undergraduate students, and 170 graduate 

The initial appointment will be for one year with possibility of extension dependent 
on performance. Preferable starting date is early 2011. Applications should include 
a cover letter specifying the candidate’s primary research interests, complete curriculum 
vitae, two primary publications, and the e-mail addresses of three references. The 
application can be sent by email to applications@isis.vanderbilt.edu.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer.


7.10 Post-Doc: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Contributed by: Professor Dagmar Sternad, dagmar@neu.edu

Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of 
sensorimotor control and computational neuroscience. Our research is on motor 
control and learning, with a focus on stability and variability in human 
sensorimotor systems. Our laboratory has several experimental setups, including 
a virtual reality set-up with a robot manipulandum, 3D motion analysis system, 
EMG and EEG. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: Engineering 
Sciences, Physics, Biology, Kinesiology or Neuroscience. The postdoc applicant 
should demonstrate an academic record of scientific excellence, independent 
research, and a strong interest in an interdisciplinary approach and should 
have expertise in at least one of the following fields: motor control, motor 
neuroscience, biomechanics, dynamic modeling. Experience in programming is 
expected (Matlab, C++, Graphics programming, Statistics packages, etc.). 
The postdoc is will get involved in existing research projects but is also 
encouraged to bring to bear his/her expertise into the research project.

The Action Lab is located in the Departments of Biology, Electrical and Computer 
Engineering and Physics at Northeastern University as well as the Center for 
Interdisciplinary Research in Complex Systems. Northeastern University is 
located in the heart of Boston and our lab has collaborations with colleagues 
in other institutions in the Boston area which, with its unparalleled academic 
environment, provides stimulating opportunities for interdisciplinary research. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita to Dagmar Sternad (dagmar@neu.edu), 
including a list of publications, and two letters of recommendation to be sent 
to the address below. Applications should be sent before February 1, 2011, the 
position is expected to be filled by June 2011.

Dagmar Sternad
Departments of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Physics
Center for the Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems
134 Mugar Life Science Building
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Phone: 617-373-5093
Fax: 617-373-3724


7.11 Post-Doc: Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Contributed by: Reza Ghabcheloo, reza.ghabcheloo@tut.fi

Postdoctoral position is available at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Department of Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation (IHA) is looking for highly
motivated candidates in the areas of navigation and mapping for outdoor robotic 

The applicant should have experience in applications of range sensors (in particular 
Laser scanners) in 3D mapping for the purposes of navigation and localization. 
IHA’s goals are theoretical developments and implementations for practical applications. 
Both HIL simulators and real machines equipped with necessary instruments and 
infrastructures are available in our labs. Algorithms are implemented in Matlab/
Simulink or Linux environments.

IHA is actively involved in various projects including tele-operation, Human-Machine 
interfaces, and autonomy of the hydraulic mobile machines both in mobility and in 
manipulations. Multiple machine applications, cooperative world modelling and map-
sharing is also of our special interest. IHA together with Aalto University at 
Helsinki compose the Finnish Centre of Excellence on Generic Intelligent Machines. 
See http://gim.tkk.fi for more details. Duration of contract is one to three years.

Tampere is a lovely city between two lakes with convenient railway connections 
to all the other major cities in Finland, and direct flight connection to several 
European capitals. See http://www.tampere.fi for more info.

Please send your CV including your references to
Reza Ghabcheloo reza.ghabcheloo@tut.fi


7.12 Post-Doc: Int. School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy
Contributed by: Claudio Altafini,altafini@sissa.it

Post-doctoral position in Systems Biology at SISSA (Int. School for Advanced 
Studies, Trieste, Italy) 

There is currently an open post-doctoral position within a EU-project entitled 
"Single Molecule Activation and Computing". The aim of the project is to study 
the role of molecular diffusion and noise in several types of biological 
processes and systems. For example we will investigate how in vertebrate 
phototransduction the activation of a single molecule of rhodopsin can trigger 
the excitation of up to 10^3 G-proteins in less than a second. This will require 
to develop suitable mathematical models and computational tools. 

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Systems Biology, Biophysics or a closely 
related field. 

The position will be available at the begin of 2011. Duration is 2-3 years.

For information contact Claudio Altafini 

e-mail altafini@sissa.it

web: http://people.sissa.it/~altafini/SysBio/


7.13 Post-Doc: Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Contributed by: Jingang Yi, jgyi@rutgers.edu

The Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Civil Engineering 
at Rutgers University, partnered with the National Institute of Standard and 
Technology (NIST), are developing novel robotic systems for automated nondestructive 
evaluation and rehabilitation system (ANDERS) for bridge decks. We are currently 
accepting applications for a postdoctoral position on this project. The successful 
applicant will have a strong background in mechanical systems design, robotics, 
dynamic systems and controls, and mechatronics, with interests in systems 
implementation. The candidate is expected to work with a group of researchers 
and graduate students from both academic and industrial ANDERS partners. Applicants 
should have a Ph.D. in mechanical, aerospace, civil systems, or electrical engineering, 
or a related area. 

The duration of the postdoctoral fellowship is expected to be one year, with other 
durations possible. The position is available from February 1, 2011. Payment and 
benefits are very competitive.

To apply for the position, email a cover letter describing your professional interests 
and future goals and a CV with contact information for three references (in pdf format) 
to Professor Jingang Yi (jgyi@rutgers.edu). The application will be reviewed immediately 
and the position will remain open until filled.


7.14 Faculty: Nanyang Technological University
Contributed by: C.C. Cheah, ECCCheah@ntu.edu.sg

New Job Opening for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Robotics

The Division of Control and Instrumentation, School of Electrical and Electronic 
Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore invites applications 
for a tenure-track assistant professor in the following areas of robotics:

• Autonomous navigation and decision making
• Sensor based perception 
• Sensor fusion 

Outstanding candidates in other areas of robotics will also be considered. 
Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree from a reputable university; have a track 
record of competitive research experience in terms of journal publications and 
research grants; have a good command of English and are able to teach at 
undergraduate and post graduate levels.

Nanyang Technological University is a research-intensive university in Singapore. 
The Division of Control and Instrumentation, School of Electrical and Electronic 
Engineering has a faculty with expertise ranging from control and applications, 
robotics, computer vision, machine learning, biomedical engineering and more. 
For information of the division, you can visit http://www.ci.eee.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx.

Application Procedure

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit a completed application. 
Please indicate clearly the post applied for when submitting an application or 
inquiring about this job announcement. 

The "Guidelines for Submitting an Application” is available at: 

Electronic submission of application is encouraged and can be sent to 
eeehr@ntu.edu.sg. Application closes when the position is filled. 

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


7.15 Faculty: University of Minnesota
Contributed by: Gary Balas, balas@umn.edu

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics seeks to fill two tenure-
track positions, at the Assistant Professor level. One position is in the area 
of Aerospace Systems and the second is in the area of Fluid Mechanics.

Applications are invited in all areas of Aerospace Systems and Fluids, particularly 
those that complement the current research activities in the Department and bridge 
current and emerging fields. Current research activities in the Aerospace Systems 
Area include robust control, optimization, navigation, guidance and advanced 
computer software methods, as applied to the design and operation of aircraft, 
spacecraft and autonomous vehicles.

Current research activities in the Fluid Mechanics Area include turbulent flows, 
multi-phase flows, micro-scale flows, computational fluid dynamics, rarefied 
flows and high-temperature gas dynamics.

Successful candidates for both positions will participate in all aspects of 
the Department's mission, including teaching at the Undergraduate and Graduate 
levels, supervision of Undergraduate and Graduate Students, service responsibilities 
and will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program. 
In particular, the candidates will be expected to teach Aerospace Engineering 
courses, including service courses in Mechanics and Undergraduate and Graduate 
courses in Fluid Mechanics or Aerospace Systems. Applicants must have earned 
Doctorates in related fields, by the date of appointment. Experience beyond the 
Doctorate Degree is desirable. Although our focus will be at the rank of Assistant 
Professor, exceptional candidates will be considered at the rank of Associate or 
Full Professor. 

It is anticipated that the appointments will begin in Fall 2011. To apply for 
these positions, candidates must go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html
and search for Requisition No. 168679.

Please attach your letter of application, detailed resume, names and contact 
information for three references. Application Deadline: The initial screening 
of applications will begin on December 1, 2010 and applications will be accepted 
until the positions are filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity 
educator and employer.


7.16 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology
Contributed by: Sally, 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
P. R. China 518055

or email the documents to scc.hitsz@gmail.com


7.17 Faculty: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
Contributed by: Li Qiu, eeqiu@ust.hk

Faculty positions in Electronic and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Hong Kong University 
of Science and Technology invites applications for a faculty position at the 
rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should have a PhD with demonstrated 
strength in research and commitment to teaching. 

We are looking for qualified applicants with relevant research experience in 
areas related to Energy and those applicants with a particular interest in 
Smart Grids or system/control aspects of Energy issues. Outstanding candidates 
at the Professor and Associate Professor ranks may also be considered for these 
positions on an exceptional basis.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a truly international 
university in Asia’s world city, Hong Kong, and its Engineering School has 
been consistently ranked among the world’s top 25 since 2004. The high quality 
of our faculty, students and facilities provides outstanding opportunities for 
faculty to develop highly visible research programs. All formal instruction is 
given in English and all faculty members are expected to conduct research and 
teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. The Department has excellent 
computing resources, state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories and 
currently has about 40 faculty members, 813 undergraduate students and 388 
postgraduate students. The Department is an equal opportunity employer. 

Starting rank and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. 

Fringe benefits including medical and dental benefits, annual leave and housing 
will be provided where applicable. Initial appointment at Associate Professor 
and Assistant Professor ranks will normally be on a three-year contract. A 
gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract. Re-appointment 
will be subject to mutual agreement.

Applications including full curriculum vitae, list of publications, names of 
five referees addressed to: Professor Hoi Sing Kwok, Chairman of Search Committee 
should be sent by email to eesearch@ust.hk. Applications will be considered 
until all the positions are filled. As you send the application to the search 
committee, please copy it to Professor Li Qiu (eeqiu@ust.hk), the coordinator 
of the systems control area.

More information about the Department is available on the website 


(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other 
employment-related purposes.)


7.18 Faculty: Rutgers University
Contributed by: Jingang Yi, jgyi@rutgers.edu

Tenure- Track/Tenured Faculty Position, Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University 
(http://mech.rutgers.edu) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-
track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate,or Full Professor 
level beginning in September 2011. Candidates with expertise in emerging areas
of advanced manufacturing systems, nano- micro-meso scale manufacturing, 
pharmaceutical manufacturing,advanced/alternative energy systems, and sustainable 
systems are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a capacity
to develop a nationally- recognized, externally- funded, scholarly research program. 
Excellence in teaching in both our undergraduate and graduate programs is also 
expected. The candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Engineering or a closely 
related field. We also encourage strong candidates in all the relevant disciplines of
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to apply.

Candidates are expected to develop strong interdisciplinary collaborations, in particular
within the Rutgers Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology (IAMDN,
http://iamdn.rutgers.edu) or/and the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for
Structured Organic Particle Systems (ERC- SOPS, http://ercforsops.org).

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department has 27 full- time faculty 
with more than 100 graduate students and 550 undergraduate students. The MAE Department 
is one of the seven academic units of the School of Engineering. It is located at 
Rutgers- New Brunswick immersed in a culturally and academically diverse environment
with more than 2,000 full- time faculty, 8,000 graduate students and 29,000 undergraduate 

Please send your application via mail to: Search Committee Chair, Mechanical and 
Aerospace Engineering Department, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA, 
or email to: maefsearch@jove.rutgers.edu. Applications should include a detailed 
resume including the name and contact information of at least three references,
and a statement of research and teaching interests. Applications will be reviewed 
until the position is filled.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an
equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.


7.19 Faculty: Xiamen University 
Contributed by: Bin Xi, bxi@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 c
oast 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.

l. 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. 

2. 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). 

3. 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. 

l 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. 
l Application
Applicants are invited to send the detailed curriculum vitae and the following supporting 
materials to us before January 25, 2011. 
a) Applicants are requested to provide complete personal information: 
ü the curriculum vitae (including basic personal information, education background, work experience and so on);
ü the working plan or the construction proposal for the applied position of Dean;
ü 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.
l 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


7.20 Faculty: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden 
Contributed by: Thomas Gustafsson, tgu@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology is the northernmost university of technology in 
Scandinavia and with world-class research and education. Our strength lies in 
our cooperation with companies and with rest of the world around us. Our contact 
with companies and society help us develop research and education that satisfy 
the demands that the world around makes on us and our students.

The Control Engineering Group (CEG) at the department of Computer Science and 
Electrical and Space Engineering are now looking for two assistant professors 
contributing to our growing activities. Applications include, but are not limited 
to, estimation in wireless sensor networks, automation of heavy vehicles and 
plant wide control in process industries to further sustainable development. 
CEG is participating in many BSc and MSc engineering programs and has a vital 
role in ProcessIT Innovations.

The candidates will perform research with a substantial experimental component, 
published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major conferences. The 
position also includes teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students, and to 
acquire funding for PhD and Postdoc projects from research funding agencies/councils, 
EU framework program or industry.

As an assistant professor, you work actively and with great responsibility. 
We are looking for a candidate who can contribute to the continued building 
of our research group.

Eligible for employment as assistant professor is whom that has been awarded 
a PhD or have a foreign degree that is judged corresponding to a PhD. The degree 
should not have been received more than five years before the application closing 
date. (The Higher Education Ordinance chapter 4)

For further information contact Professor Thomas Gustafsson, e-mail: tgu@ltu.se

Application, marked with reference number 2700-10 should be addressed to: 
Luleå University of Technology, The Registry Secretary, SE – 971 87 Luleå, 
Sweden. The application should be appended with the (maximum ten) scientific 
works that the applicant in the first instance wants to use to support the 
scientific record. The pedagogic merits should also be documented. The application, 
written in English, should be sent in the form of three separate copies. 
Preferably use the Template for compiling required information.

Closing Date: 2011-02-11


7.21 Researcher: CareFusion Corp.
Contributed by: Yong Liu, yong.liu01@carefusion.com

There is an opening for control system engineer in Carefusion Corp., Respiratory 
Care Division. The following is the job description

• Develop new designs from approved product concepts with minimal or no assistance 
which maximize performance and minimize cost 
• Research new technologies with minimal or no assistance as directed by management 
• Develops control algorithms for advanced medical ventilator.
• Performs control systems analysis to support the design of control laws and 
• Research emerging technologies and components which have potential to provide 
a competitive advantage 
• Identify and carry out key experiments and/or simulations to mitigate areas 
of high potential technical risk 
• Working knowledge of pneumatic systems a plus. 

• PhD in Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, or Mechanical 
Engineering with emphasis on control theory 
• 0 – 3 years of experience
• Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0) 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills 
• Strong mathematical and system modeling skills 
• 1-3 years embedded control software development experience using MATLAB (Simulink, 
Stateflow Coder, and Real Time Workshop Coder). 
• Experience in defining/refining control algorithms. 
• Authorized to work in the USA. 
• Development of control algorithms, application software, and control strategies 
using MATLAB/Simulink. 
• Knowledge of Software Version Control System a plus 
• Knowledge of Data Analyses Tools (e.g. Matlab, Excel). 

• Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing 
information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes. 
• Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and 
understandably, and actively seeking feedback non-defensively. 
• Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction 
and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities and assignments. 
• Ownership / Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting 
responsibility for personal actions, costs and results. 
• Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for 
accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on. 

Electronic submission of application can be forwarded to:
Dr. Yong Liu
Lead Control System Engineer
22745 SaviRanch Pkwy, Yorba Linda, CA, 92869


7.22 Researcher: University of Lille 1, France
Contriubted by: Midzodzi.Pekpe@univ-lille1.fr

Project title
Acoustic mark of a production system characterisation (paid work experience)
Laboratoire d'Automatique, Génie Informatique et Signal FRE 3303 CNRS
Université LILLE 1
2 Bd Paul Langevin
59 655 Villeneuve d'Ascq
Professor Jean Philippe CASSAR
Assistant professor Komi Midzodzi PEKPE : Email: Midzodzi.Pekpe@univ-lille1.fr
Duration : 6 months
Deadline : 31 December 2010
Acoustic mark of a production system characterisation 
The target of the research is to characterise acoustic mark of a production 
system. The study will use acoustic records of normal functioning of production 
system in order to detect abnormal events. Normal functioning includes:
- pump start up, stop and normal functioning

- shafts and structures vibration
- cavitations
- vortex

Parametric and non parametric methods will be used to characterise system normal 
acoustic behaviour. Parametric methods include AR ARMA models. Non parametric 
methods will consider spectral analysis : FFT, Power Spectral Density, ..

Conditions: the research will be carried out in LAGIS laboratory in University 
of Lille 1, France.

We are looking for someone who has a master degree in signal processing and has 
a strong knowledge in acoustic phenomenon. The candidate should have the ability 
to do independent research and a good sense of human contact.


7.23 Researcher: University of Melbourne
Contributed by: Peter M. Dower, pdower@unimelb.edu.au

Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

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.


7.24 Senior Lecturer: Merchant Venturers School of Engineering 
Contributed by: Mario di Bernardo, m.dibernardo@bristol.ac.uk

Senior Lecturership/Readership in Complex Networks
(see http://www.bris.ac.uk/boris/jobs/feeds/ads?ID=91848 for further details)

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join the Department of Engineering 
Mathematics based in the Merchant Venturers School of Engineering (comprising 
of three departments and nine research groups). The appointment will be made at 
Senior Lecturer or Reader level although in exceptional cases a more senior 
appointment may be considered. You will join a vibrant and unique department 
with a strong international reputation for research in Applied Nonlinear Mathematics 
and Intelligent Systems. Recent success has included a £1.6M EPSRC grant, a Royal 
Society Wolfson award, a doctoral training centre in Complexity Sciences and the 
Bristol/Bath EngD in Systems Engineering. The Doctoral Training Centre in Complexity 
Science has just been awarded a £3.6M extension providing 10 EPSRC studentships 
each year for the next three years. The Department has a strong interdisciplinary 
culture, with strong links in biology and social medicine, and industrial links 
with BT, GCHQ and Airbu s, amongst others. 

Candidates should have an established track record in an area related to the 
Department's current research interests and a desire to engage in interdisciplinary 
research across the university and beyond. Applicants with a background in complex 
networks as applied to dynamical systems in engineering, communications, data mining, 
computer science, bio-medical systems or the social sciences would be particularly 
welcome. Candidates should also be willing to engage in teaching mathematics across 
the Faculty of Engineering as well as taking an active part in the development of 
our unique Engineering Mathematics degree programmes. 

Informal enquiries should be made to Prof. Jonathan Lawry 
(email: j.lawry@bris.ac.uk) as Head of Department, Prof. John Hogan 
(email: S.J.Hogan@bris.ac.uk), Head of the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics Group 
(https://wikis.bris.ac.uk/display/ANMwiki/Home) or Prof. Nello Cristianini 
(email: nello.cristianini@gmail.com), Head of the Intelligent Systems group 

Interviews are anticipated to be held in March 2011.