October 2001

Table Of Contents

  • Awards and Honors
    • Conferences
    • Books
    • Journals
    • Workshops
      • Positions
      • General Announcements

      • Personal

        Award: IFNA Award for B.N. Datta Floyd B. Hanson - hanson@math.uic.edu

        Biswa Datta Honored at an International Conference in Turkey

        At the First International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Nonlinear
        Modelling held under the auspices of the International Federation of
        Nonlinear Analysis(IFNA) in Fethiye, Turkey, July 17-23, 2001, Biswa Datta
        was awarded a plaque of honor by the Governor of the Province of Fethiye.

        The details of the award together with a photograph of the award
        ceremony can be found at the NIU's Department of Mathematical Sciences
        website: http://math.niu.edu/news/dattab0107.html
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        B.N. Datta Honored by NIU IL Daniel Pierce - daniel.j.pierce@boeing.com

        Biswa Datta (Fellow of IEEE and member of Control Systems Society)
        has been named as one of three Presidential Research Professors at Northern
        Illinois University. A Presidential Research Professorship recognizes
        outstanding faculty scholarship and is based on a University-wide
        competition. This is the highest honor given to a researcher by the

        As a Presidential Research Professor, Biswa will receive special financial
        support for research for four years and some release time from teaching. The
        appointment is for four years and after which he will carry the title
        of Distinguished Research Professor.

        The details of the award of Presidential Research Professorship can be found
        on NIU's webpage : http://www.niu.edu/president/prp.html or in Biswa's home
        page: http://www.math.niu.edu/~dattab
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        Change of Address: A. Lewis Alexander H. Levis - alevis@gmu.edu

        As of September 1, 2001, I am on leave of absence from George Mason
        University to serve a two year appointment as Chief Scientist of the US Air
        Force. For matters related to the Air Force, my new address is

        Dr. Alexander H. Levis
        1075 Air Force Pentagon
        Washington, DC 20330-1075

        Voice: (703) 697-7842
        Fax: (703) 697-5154

        For all other matters, I can be reached via e-mail at: alevis@gmu.edu
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        Change of Address: Chunjiang Qian Chunjiang Qian - cqian@utsa.edu

        I have graduated from Case Western Reserve University
        and joined the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
        The University of Texas at San Antonio since August, 2001.
        My new address is:

        Prof. Chunjiang Qian
        Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
        The University of Texas at San Antonio
        6900 North Loop 1604 West
        San Antonio, TX 78249
        Tel: (210) 458-5587
        Fax: (210) 458-5589
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        Change of Address: M. Verhaegen Prof. M. Verhaegen - M.Verhaegen@its.tudelft.nl

        From september 1, 2001, Prof. M. Verhaegen will move (back) to the Delft
        University of Technology.

        My new coordinates are

        Prof. dr. ir. Michel Verhaegen
        Chairman Control and Systems Engineering Laboratory
        Mekelweg 4
        2628 CD Delft
        The Netherlands
        Phone: (31-15) 27 85204
        Fax: (31-15) 27 86679
        Email: m.verhaegen@its.tudelft.nl
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        Change of Address: Pablo A. Parrilo Pablo A. Parrilo - parrilo@aut.ee.ethz.ch

        Please note my new contact information, effective Oct. 1st, 2001:

        Pablo A. Parrilo
        Automatic Control Laboratory
        ETH-Zentrum, ETL I28
        Physikstrasse 3
        CH-8092 Zurich

        Email: parrilo@aut.ee.ethz.ch
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        Change of Address: R. Shorten Robert Shorten - rshorten@hamilton.cs.may.ie

        Please note my new contact information (valid from November 1st, 2001):

        Robert Shorten
        Hamilton Institute,
        National University of Ireland, Maynooth,
        Co. Kildare,

        Web: www.hamilton.cs.may.ie
        Email: rshorten@hamilton.cs.may.ie
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        Change of Address: Rafael Fierro Rafael Fierro - rfierro@okstate.edu

        Please note my new contact information:

        Rafael Fierro
        Oklahoma State University
        School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
        202 Engineering South
        Stillwater OK 74078-5032

        Phone: (405) 744-1328
        Fax: (405) 744-9198
        Email: rfierro@okstate.edu
        Web: http://www.ee.okstate.edu/rfierro
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        Change of Address: Thomas Parisini Thomas Parisini - parisini@elet.polimi.it

        Effective November 1, 2001, my new affiliation and contact information
        will be:

        Thomas Parisini, Professor
        Danieli Endowed Chair of Automation Engineering
        Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
        DEEI--University of Trieste
        Via Valerio 10
        34127 Trieste, Italy

        Phone: +39 040 6767138 +39 335 8294017 (cell.)
        Fax: +39 040 6763460
        E-mail: parisini@univ.trieste.it
        Web: http://control.univ.trieste.it/parisini
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        CFP: Computation and Control Workshop Claire Tomlin - tomlin@stanford.edu

        Fifth International Workshop on Computation and Control (HSCC 2002)
        Stanford, California USA

        Important Dates

        Submission deadline: October 15, 2001
        Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2001
        Final versions due: January 15, 2002
        Workshop: March 25-27 (Mon-Wed), 2002

        Aims and Scope

        The Workshop on Hybrid Systems attracts researchers from industry and
        academe interested in modeling, analysis, and implementation of
        dynamic and reactive systems involving both discrete (integer,
        logical, symbolic) and continuous behaviors. It is a forum for the
        latest developments in all aspects of hybrid systems, including
        formal models and computational representations, algorithms and
        heuristics, computational tools, and new challenging applications.
        The Fifth HSCC International Workshop continues the series of
        workshops held in Grenoble, France (HART'97), Berkeley, California,
        USA (HSCC'98), Nijmegen, The Netherlands (HSCC'99), Pittsburgh,
        Pennsylvania, USA (HSCC 2000), and Rome, Italy (HSCC2001).
        Accepted papers will be allotted 14 pages each in a volume to be published
        in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

        Scientific Program and Topics

        Sessions will include presentations of contributed papers and a
        small number of invited talks. In keeping with the tradition of
        previous workshops, there will be ample time and space for informal
        discussions. Submissions are invited in all areas pertaining to
        the design, analysis and implementation of hybrid systems.
        Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
        - modeling and representations,
        - control methods and algorithms,
        - optimization,
        - formal methods for analysis, synthesis and verification,
        - numerical aspects of modeling, simulating, and verifying hybrid systems,
        - computer-aided design,
        - hybrid models in biology and other sciences,
        - engineering applications, including but not limited to
        manufacturing and production systems, intelligent robots, avionics,
        automotive control systems, railway systems, energy systems, and
        transportation networks.
        Reports on case studies and tool development are particularly encouraged.

        A strong representation of multiple disciplines, including formal methods,
        symbolic computation, control theory, artificial intelligence, and
        numerical methods, assures a lively and productive workshop.


        The workshop will be held at Stanford University, Stanford, California
        in the new Science and Engineering Quad Teaching Center (TCSeq), designed
        by renowned architect James Ingo Freed. For a virtual tour of the facilities,
        please visit http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/tcseq/tour.html.


        Researchers are invited to submit either a postscript or pdf file
        of an extended abstract using the electronic-submission procedure which will
        be provided through the web-page http://www.stanford.edu/group/hscc2002/.
        The abstract should not exceed 10 pages.
        The first page should contain:
        - the title of the paper,
        - each author's name and affiliation,
        - complete contact information for the corresponding author (postal
        and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers), and a
        - one-paragraph summary of the contribution.
        Full versions of the accepted submissions will be published in the
        Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The proceedings
        will be available at the workshop.

        Additional Information

        To stay informed about HSCC 2002, register for e-mail announcements
        by sending e-mail to hscc2002@lucifer.stanford.edu. Also, please refer
        to the workshop web-page at http://www.stanford.edu/group/hscc2002/.

        Claire J. Tomlin Mark R. Greenstreet
        Department of Aeronautics Department of Computer Science
        and Astronautics University of British Columbia
        Department of Electrical Engineering 201-2366 Main Mall
        250 Durand Building MC4035 Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 CANADA
        Stanford University
        Stanford CA 94305-4035
        voice: (650) 723-5164 voice: (604) 822-3065
        FAX: (650) 723-3738 FAX: (604) 822-5485
        email: tomlin@stanford.edu email: mrg@cs.ubc.ca
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        CFP: MTNS 2002 Indiana USA Joachim Rosenthal - mtns@nd.edu

        MTNS 2002
        Fifteenth International Symposium on

        CONFERENCE WEB-PAGE: http://www.nd.edu/~mtns/

        MTNS 2002 will be held on the campus of the University of Notre
        Dame from Monday August 12 through Friday August 16, 2002. The
        symposium program will include plenary lectures, special topic
        invited lectures, mini-symposia, mini-courses, special topic
        sessions and contributed papers. MTNS is usually organized every
        two years and traditionally covers areas involving a wide range
        of research directions in mathematical systems, networks and
        control theory.

        Previously unpublished papers will be reviewed on the basis of an
        extended summary (not exceeding six pages) of sufficient detail
        to permit reasonable evaluation. Authors are strongly encouraged
        to submit electronic version of their summaries.

        A session consists of four papers covering different aspects of
        some research area. A proposal for a session consists of a four
        page description of the session and a one-page description for
        each paper to be presented.

        Submission for contributed October 15, 2001 (for paper submission)
        papers and session proposals: December 1, 2001 (for electronic submission)

        Acceptance notification: February 15, 2002
        Full paper (electronic mail): May 1, 2002
        Conference dates: August 12-16, 2002

        Electronic submissions will be possible via a web-interface
        on the conference site: http://www.nd.edu/~mtns/
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        Call for Papers: AUT2002 Cuba Margarita Goire - mgoire@fie.uo.edu.cu

        AUT2002, International Conference on Automatic Control
        Santiago de Cuba, CUBA 17-19 July 2002

        This is the second international conference on Automatic Control Department,
        Computer Science Department and Center of Studies of Automation of
        Universidad de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba.

        The scope of the conference covers all aspect of the area, from basic and
        fundamental to various application domains. Multi-disciplinary issues are
        particularly encouraged since they become mandatory for the development
        research in automatic control.

        Deadline for submission of regular papers is 20th January 2002. The official
        languages are Spanish and English. Futher detail and updated information is
        available on: http://www.uo.edu.cu/aut2002.htm
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        Call for Papers: MED 2002 Joao Costeira - jpc@isr.ist.utl.pt

        10th Mediterraean Conference on Control and Automation (MED2002)
        Campus of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), LISBON, PORTUGAL

        We solicit regular papers and proposals for invited sessions in all aspects
        of theory, algorithms, and applications of systems, control, automation,
        robotics, operations research, intelligent systems, signal processing,
        communication networks and related disciplines.

        Program Committee

        General Chair:Joao Sentieiro IST, Portugal
        Program Chair:Michael Athans IST/MIT Portugal & USA
        Program Vice-Chair: Antonio Pascoal IST Portugal

        Invited Plenary Speakers:

        John C. Doyle, Caltech USA
        Complex Systems
        Pravin P. Varaiya, Univ. of California at Berkeley, USA
        Hierarchical Control of Autonomous Systems
        David G. Luenberger, Stanford University, USA
        Systems Theory and Financial Engineering Systems
        Edward R. Crawley, MIT, USA
        Control of Precision Optical Systems
        Henrik I. Christensend, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
        Advances in Robotic Systems
        Olivier Faugeras, INRIA, France and MIT, USA
        Advances in Image Processing and Computer Vision
        Munther Dahleh, MIT ,USA
        Robust Control for Linear and Nonlinear Systems
        P. R. Kumar, University of Illinois, USA
        Wireless Networks: Problems, Prospects and Protocols

        Important DATES:
        Papers submission date: Feb 01 2002
        Author Notification Apr 15 2002
        Final Manuscript May 07 2002
        Conference Starts July 09 2002

        Updates and details http://www.isr.ist.utl.pt/med2002
        e-mail contact med2002@isr.ist.utl.pt
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        Conf on Decision and Control 2002 Las Vegas Enrique Barbieri - barbieri@eecs.tulane.edu

        IEEE 2002 Conference on Decision and Control
        December 10 - 13, 2002
        Rio Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

        The IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) is the annual meeting of
        the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), conducted in cooperation with the
        Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Institute for
        Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

        The 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control will begin on Tuesday and
        run through Friday, 10-13 December 2002, with pre-conference tutorial
        workshops to be announced. General Chair