September 2001


Table Of Contents

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

    • Personal


      Change of Address: A. Brinton Cooper III A. Brinton Cooper III - abcooper@jhu.edu

      I am leaving the Army Research Laboratory. Effective September 1, 2001, my
      contact information will be:

      A. Brinton Cooper III
      Associate Research Professor
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      The Johns Hopkins University
      3400 North Charles Street
      Baltimore, Maryland 21218

      e-mail: abcooper@jhu.edu
      phone: 410-516-7014
      FAX: 410-516-5566
      Web: www.ece.jhu.edu/faculty/cooper/
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      Change of Address: Douglas Leith Douglas Leith - doug@hamilton.cs.may.ie

      Please note my new contact information:

      Douglas Leith
      Hamilton Institute,
      National University of Ireland, Maynooth,
      Co. Kildare,
      Ireland.

      Web: www.hamilton.cs.may.ie
      Email: doug@hamilton.cs.may.ie
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      Change of Address: Ferdinand Svaricek Ferdinand Svaricek - sv@risc.uni-duisburg.de

      Please note my new address (valid by October 1, 2001):

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Svaricek
      Dept. of Aviation and Space Engineering
      University of the German Armed Forces, Munich
      85577 Neubiberg
      Germany
      Phone: +49 89 6004-2077
      Fax: +49 89 6004-2082
      Email: Ferdinand.Svaricek@UniBW-Muenchen.de
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      Change of Address: Magnus Egerstedt Magnus Egerstedt - magnus@ece.gatech.edu

      My new coordinates are

      Magnus Egerstedt
      Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Georgia Institute of Technology
      Atlanta, GA 30332
      Phone: (404) 894-3484
      Fax: (404) 894-4641
      Email: magnus@ece.gatech.edu
      http://www.ece.gatech.edu/~magnus/
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      Conferences


      CACSD Tutorial at University of Bremen Peter Benner - benner@math.uni-bremen.de

      Second announcement and call for posters
      Workshop and training course

      ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR
      COMPUTER-AIDED CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN
      September 27-29, 2001, University of Bremen, Germany

      AIMS AND TOPIC:
      With the ever-increasing complexity of control systems, efficient
      computational methods for their analysis and design are becoming more and
      more important. These computational methods need to be based on reliable
      and robust numerical software provided by well-tested and user-friendly
      software libraries.

      This workshop and training course is intended as a tutorial on the use
      of the freeware Subroutine Library in Systems and Control Theory (SLICOT)
      for solving practical control engineering problems within computer-aided
      control systems design (CACSD) environments. SLICOT-based software
      usually has improved reliability and efficiency as well as extended
      functionality compared to the computational methods implemented in other
      CACSD software packages.

      Some of the world's leading experts in the field of computational methods
      in CACSD will introduce SLICOT-based software to be used either within
      Matlab and the Matlab Control Toolbox or the CACSD package Scilab.

      The course includes hands-on training during which participants will
      solve practical problems in control systems design using this software.
      Major topics of the course are
      * basic control software
      * system identification
      * model reduction
      * robust control design using H-infinity techniques
      During the poster session participants will have the opportunity to
      present their own projects and to discuss current problems or open
      questions.

      SPEAKERS:
      * Peter Benner (University of Bremen, Germany)
      * Joris de Cuyper (Leuven Measurement Systems Intl. (LMS), Belgium)
      * Da-Wei Gu (Leicester University, UK)
      * Sven Hammarling (NAG - The Numerical Algorithms Group, Oxford, UK)
      * Petko Petkov (Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
      * Vasile Sima (Research Institute for Informatics, Bucharest, Romania)
      * Paul Van Dooren (Universite Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium)
      * Sabine Van Huffel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
      * Andras Varga (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
      * Vincent Verdult (University of Twente, Netherlands)

      PROGRAM:
      For a preliminary program see
      http://www.math.uni-bremen.de/zetem/workshops/cacsd/cacsd_prg.html

      ORGANIZERS:
      * Peter Benner Zentrum fuer Technomathematik/AG Numerik
      * Angelika Bunse-Gerstner University of Bremen, Germany

      in cooperation with the

      * Numerics in Control Network (NICONET)
      funded by the European Community BRITE-EURAM III Thematic Networks
      Programme

      FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
      Further information on SLICOT, NICONET and examples for the
      application of SLICOT-based software to some control-engineering
      problems can be found at
      http://www.win.tue.nl/niconet
      For more information on the workshop please visit
      http://www.math.uni-bremen.de/zetem/workshops/cacsd
      or contact
      Dr. Ronald Stoever
      Phone: +49 (0) 421 218-9502
      Fax: +49 (0) 421 218-4863
      E-Mail: stoever@math.uni-bremen.de

      You may register electronically at
      http://www.math.uni-bremen.de/zetem/workshops/cacsd/anmeldung.html
      Deadline for registration is September 10, 2001.
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      Conf on Control Automation Robotics and Vision Danwei Wang - edwwang@ntu.edu.sg

      CALL FOR PAPERS
      SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL,
      AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS AND VISION (ICARCV2002)
      3 - 6 December 2002, Singapore

      The conference will provide a forum for Control and Automation professionals,
      manufacturing engineers and academic researchers to exchange up-to-date
      technical knowledge and experiences. The conference will focus on both theory
      and applications. In addition to the technical sessions, there will be
      plenary, invited and tutorial sessions.

      Email: icarcv2002@ntu.edu.sg
      Web: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eee/icarcv

      Important Dates:
      Dead line for full paper submission: 30-4-2002
      Notification of Acceptance: 31-7-2002
      Submission of Camera Ready Manuscripts: 15-9-2002

      Conference topics include but are not limited to the following
      areas: CONTROL, AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS, COMPUTER VISION, and
      EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.

      Submission Procedure:
      Please submit full papers, in .pdf or .ps files, to the website address
      http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eee/icarcv by April 30, 2002.

      Invited Sessions: The Technical Programme Committee is
      soliciting proposals for invited sessions focusing on topics
      of ICARCV 2002. Prospective organisers should submit
      proposals to the Technical Programme Co-Chairman
      by 30 April 2002.

      Best Paper Award: Selection of the best paper will be made at the
      Conference based on both the technical contents and
      presentation.
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      Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control Claire Tomlin - tomlin@stanford.edu

      CALL FOR PAPERS
      HYBRID SYSTEMS: COMPUTATION AND CONTROL (HSCC 2002)

      Fifth International Workshop
      Stanford, California USA
      http://www.stanford.edu/group/hscc2002/

      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

      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.

      Venue
      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.

      Submissions
      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.

      Workshop Co-chairs
      Claire J. Tomlin
      Mark R. Greenstreet

      Steering Committee

      Panos Antsaklis, Maria Domenica Di Benedetto, Bruce H. Krogh,
      Mark Greenstreet, Nancy A. Lynch, Oded Maler, Manfred Morari, Amir Pnueli,
      Anders Ravn, Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Claire Tomlin, Frits W.
      Vaandrager.

      Organizing Committee
      Sherann Ellsworth, Ronojoy Ghosh, Mark Greenstreet, Ian Mitchell,
      Dana Parga, Claire Tomlin

      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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      Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems Alessandro Giuaz - giua@diee.unica.it

      6th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES'02)

      http://www.cps.unizar.es/deps/DIIS/WODES2002/
      Email: wodes02@posta.unizar.es
      Zaragoza, Spain, 2-4 October, 2002

      SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES
      15 December, 2001: Deadline for submission of special session
      and tutorial proposals
      22 January, 2002: Deadline for submission of contributed
      papers
      20 March, 2002: Deadline for submission of tool
      demonstrations
      20 April, 2002: Notification of acceptance of papers and
      preliminary programme
      17 May, 2002: Deadline for submission of final version of
      papers
      15 July, 2002: Deadline for early registration
      1 October, 2002: Tutorials day
      2-4 October, 2002: WORKSHOP ON DISCRETE EVENT SYSTEMS (WODES'02)

      AIMS AND SCOPES
      The interdisciplinary field of Discrete Event Systems combines
      different formalisms, methodologies and tools from control and
      computer science.

      The Workshop on Discrete Event Systems will be organised for the
      6th time in Zaragoza, Spain, following earlier successful
      meetings in Prague (1992), Antibes (1994), Edinburgh (1996),
      Cagliari (1998) and Ghent (2000). It aims to provide researchers
      from different fields (control theoreticians and control
      engineers, software engineers and computer scientists, operations
      research specialists) with an opportunity to exchange information
      and new ideas, and to discuss new developments in the field of
      DES. Both theory and applications will be discussed.

      TOPICS
      The Workshop will focus on all topics in the field of Discrete
      Event Systems analysis and control, including amongst others:
      - formalisms and modelling methodologies (Petri nets, process
      algebras, max/plus-algebra,... ),
      - analysis techniques and computer tools (such as perturbation
      analysis, logical and probablilistic verification,...),
      - control (with emphasis on supervisory control and on real
      time control),
      - performance evaluation, optimisation and scheduling,
      - special emphasis on hybrid and reactive systems,
      - applications (including manufacturing systems, transportation
      systems, process control, software engineering, office
      automation, work-flow, protocols,...).

      SPONSORSHIP
      The workshop is the technically co-sponsored by the IEEE
      Control System Society.

      STEERING COMMITTEE
      Rene Boel, Belgium (Chair)
      Christos Cassandras, USA
      Guy Cohen, France
      Alessandro Giua, Italy
      Michael Spathopoulos, Scotland, UK
      Rein Smedinga, The Netherlands

      ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
      Manuel Silva and Jos