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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 356
April 2018

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Jianghai Hu
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Contents

1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 CFP: CSS Outreach Fund
1.2 IEEE Control Systems Society Technically Cosponsored Conferences
1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

2. MISC
2.1 Summer School on Control and Robotics: Fundamentals for advanced research
2.2 Summer School on Smart Cities
2.3 Online Seminar by Ilya Kolmanovsky
2.4 LCCC Focus Period on “Learning and Adaptation for Sensorimotor Control”
2.5 Mark W. Spong Joins Georgia Tech as Second Visiting Faculty Fellow in Robotics

3. Books
3.1 Model Predictive Control of High Power Converters and Industrial Drives
3.2 A First Course in Predictive Control, Second Edition

4. Journals
4.1 Contents: Systems & Control Letters
4.2 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
4.3 Contents: Journal of Process Control
4.4 Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
4.5 Contents: ISA Transactions
4.6 Contents: Journal of the Franklin Institute
4.7 Contents: International Journal of Control
4.8 Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems
4.9 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
4.10 Contents: IET Control Theory & Applications
4.11 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
4.12 Contents: Nonlinear Studies
4.13 Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
4.14 CFP: International Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems
4.15 CFP: Asian Journal of Control

5. Conferences
5.1 International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing
5.2 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
5.3 Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
5.4 ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
5.5 Interational Conference on Network Games, Control and Optimization
5.6 Indian Control Conference
5.7 IEEE 2018 Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting
5.8 Australia & New Zealand Control Conference
5.9 CITRIS/CPAR Control Theory and Automation Symposium
5.10 IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems
5.11 World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
5.12 ACC Workshop on “Interdisciplinary Research to Advance the State-of-the-Art in Human Machine Interaction and Human Robot Interaction”

6. Positions
6.1 PhD: University of Houston, USA
6.2 PhD: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
6.3 PhD: University of Exeter, UK
6.4 PhD: GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France
6.5 PhD: University of Lübeck, Germany
6.6 PhD: University of Lorraine, France
6.7 PhD: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
6.8 PhD: CNRS, Grenoble, France
6.9 PhD: Newcastle University, UK
6.10 PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
6.11 PhD: University of Strasbourg, France
6.12 PhD: Aarhus University, Denmark
6.13 PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.14 PhD: Lund University, Sweden
6.15 PhD/PostDoc: Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
6.16 Researcher: Politecnico di Torino, Italy
6.17 PostDoc: University of Warwick, UK
6.18 PostDoc: University of Waterloo, Canada
6.19 PostDoc: University of Texas at Dallas, USA
6.20 PostDoc: Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE
6.21 PostDoc: Uppsala University, Sweden
6.22 PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.23 PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.24 PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
6.25 PostDoc: University of Michigan, USA
6.26 Faculty: Uppsala University, Sweden
6.27 Faculty: IMT Atlantique, France
6.28 Faculty: Loughborough University, UK
6.29 Faculty: Clemson University, USA
6.30 Faculty: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.31 Control Engineer: USA

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines

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

The IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Outreach Fund provides grants for projects that will benefit CSS members and the controls community in general.  Since its inception in 2011, the Fund has made 60 grants on behalf of a diverse group of CSS member-led activities.

The CSS Outreach Task Force is pleased to announce that the window for proposal submission for its 2018 spring solicitation will be held from May 1 to 25, 2018. Information regarding the program, which includes proposal requirements and descriptions of current and past funded projects, can be found in:

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

Potential applicants are encouraged to watch a 10-minute video describing the CSS Outreach Fund that is available from IEEE.tv:

https://ieeetv.ieee.org/conference-highlights/daniel-e-rivera-the-css-ou...?

Inquiries, notices of intent, and requests for application forms must be made directly to Daniel E. Rivera, Outreach Task Force Chair, at  daniel.rivera@asu.edu.

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

 - 56th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello (IL), United States. Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2018. http://allerton.csl.illinois.edu/

 - 18th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2018). PyeongChang, South Korea. Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2018. http://2018.iccas.org/

 - 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical and Human Systems. Miami (FL), United States. Dec 14 - Dec 15, 2018. http://www.cphs2018.org/

 - 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC2018), Wuhan, China. Jul 25 - Jul 27, 2018. http://ccc2018.cug.edu.cn/English/Home.htm

 - 22nd International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2018), Sinaia, Romania. Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2018. http://www.icstcc.ugal.ro/

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

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1.3. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Alessandro Astolfi, ieeetac@imperial.ac.uk

Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume 63 (2018), Issue 3 (March)

Scanning the Issue, p. 617

Papers
- Covariance Intersection for Partially Correlated Random Vectors, Z. Wu, Q. Cai, M. Fu, p. 619
- Safety Verification and Control for Collision Avoidance at Road Intersections, H. Ahn, D. Del Vecchio, p. 630
- Stability Analysis of Monotone Systems via Max-separable Lyapunov Functions, H. R. Feyzmahdavian, B. Besselink, M. Johansson, p. 643
- Model Reduction of Networked Multi-Agent Systems by Cycle Removal, H-J. Jongsma, H. L. Trentelman, M. K. Camlibel, p. 657
- Steering the Eigenvalues of the Density Operator in Hamiltonian-controlled Quantum Lindblad Systems, P. Rooney, A. M. Bloch, C. Rangan, p. 672
- An Exact Convex Formulation of the Optimal Power Flow in Radial Distribution Networks Including Transverse Components, M. Nick, R. Cherkaoui, J-Y. LeBoudec, M. Paolone, p. 682
- Weakly Coupled Dynamic Program: Information and Lagrangian Relaxations, F. Ye, H. Zhu, E. Zhou, p. 698
- Distributed Online Optimization in Dynamic Environments Using Mirror Descent, S. Shahrampour, A. Jadbabaie, p. 714
- Riccati Observers for the Non-Stationary PnP Problem, C. Samson, T. Hamel, p. 726
- Asynchronous Decision-Making Dynamics under Best-Response Update Rule in Finite Heterogeneous Populations, P. Ramazi, M. Cao, p. 742
- Scalable Design of Structured Controllers using Chordal Decomposition, Y. Zheng, R. P. Mason, A. Papachristodoulou, p. 752
- A Dynamic Game Model of Collective Choice in Multi-Agent Systems, R. Salhab, R. P. Malhame, J. Le Ny, p. 768

Technical Notes and Correspondence
- Cooperative Output Regulation for A Class of Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems with Unknown Control Directions subject to Switching Networks, T. Liu, J. Huang, p. 783
- Pulse-Based Control Using Koopman Operator Under Parametric Uncertainty, A. Sootla, D. Ernst, p. 791
- Multi-Sensor Kalman Filtering with Intermittent Measurements, C. Yang, J. Zheng, X. Ren, W. Yang, H. Shi, L. Shi, p. 797
- A Data-Driven Computation Method for the Gap Metric and the Optimal Stability Margin, T. Koenings, M. Krueger, H. Luo, S. X. Ding, p. 805
- Composite Model Reference Adaptive Control with Parameter Convergence under Finite Excitation, N. Cho, H-S. Shin, Y. Kim, A. Tsourdos, p. 811
- Alternating Projections Methods for Discrete-time Stabilization of Quantum States, F. Ticozzi, L. Zuccato, P. D. Johnson, L. Viola, p. 819
- Complexity Certification of a Distributed Augmented Lagrangian Method, S. Lee, N. Chatzipanagiotis, M. M. Zavlanos, p. 827
- Distributed Coordination of DERs with Storage for Dynamic Economic Dispatch, A. Cherukuri, J. Cortes, p. 835
- Exponential Stability of Coupled Linear Delay Time-Varying Differential-Difference Equations, P. H. A. Ngoc, p. 843
- Switching Control for Parameter Identifiability, Giorgio Battistelli, Pietro Tesi, p. 849
- Stabilization of 2-D Switched Systems with All Modes Unstable via Switching Signal Regulation, S. Shi, Z. Fei, W. Sun, X. Yang, p. 857
- Distributed Control for Reaching Optimal Steady State in Network Systems: An Optimization Approach, Xuan Zhang, Antonis Papachristodoulou, Na Li, p. 864
- Low-Rank Modifications of Riccati Factorizations for Model Predictive Control, I. Nielsen, D. Axehill, p. 872
- On the Design of Attitude Complementary Filters on SO(3), S. Berkane, A. Tayebi, p. 880
- Convergent Fault Estimation for Linear Systems with Faults and Disturbances, S-J. Huang, D-Q. Zhang, L-D. Guo, L-B. Wu, p. 888
- A Framework for Global Robust Output Regulation of Nonlinear Lower Triangular Systems with Uncertain Exosystems, X. Wang, Z. Chen, D. Xu, p. 894
- Discrete-time Robust Hierarchical Linear-Quadratic Dynamic Games, H. Kebriaei, L. Iannelli, p. 902
- Corrections to ``Noise-to-state stability for a class of random systems with state-dependent switching'', D. Zhang, Z. Wu, X-M. Sun, W. Wang, p. 910

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2. MISC

2.1. Summer School on Control and Robotics: Fundamentals for advanced research
Contributed by: Filomena Soares, fsoares@dei.uminho.pt

Summer School on Control and Robotics: Fundamentals for advanced research

The goal of the Summer Course is to present in a tutorial and accessible way to the largest number of doctoral students and researchers key mathematics tools that supports advanced engineering in Robotics and Control.

To Whom?
phD students and Researchers in Mathematics, Economics, Mechanical, Electrical or other Engineering or related fields.

How to apply?
Send a pre-registration email with your personal data, course graduation, and contact to:
João Miranda Lemos, jomlemos@gmail.com

Deadlines
Pre-registration: 15 May 2018
Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2018
Send payment confirmation: 30 June 2018

How much?
50 euros fee

When?
23-24 July 2018

Where?
FEUP Room I-105 (9h-17h) Campus da FEUP
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200 - 465 Porto, Portugal

More info:
ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE CONTROLO AUTOMÁTICO
Telef: +351 220 413 317

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2.2. Summer School on Smart Cities
Contributed by: Jonas Mårtensson, jonas1@kth.se

Summer School on Smart Cities - Call for participation

The 2018 IEEE CSS Summer School on Smart Cities will be organized by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm 2-6 of July 2018. The summer school will provide an overview of the latest technical progresses related to smart cities via realistic case studies delivered by well known scholars, active researchers and practitioners, as well as present challenges and opportunities for future research and applications. Moreover, the summer school will provide an opportunity for all participants to gain some hand-on experience via realistic projects in a hackathon competition, and several networking opportunities.

For more information and registration, see https://www.itrl.kth.se/events/summer-school-on-sma

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2.3. Online Seminar by Ilya Kolmanovsky
Contributed by: Tansel Yucelen, yucelen@usf.edu

Online Seminar by Dr. Ilya Kolmanovsky - 12:00 PM Eastern Time, April 6, 2018 (Friday)

USF Forum on Robotics & Control Engineering (USF FoRCE, http://force.eng.usf.edu/) will host Dr. Ilya Kolmanovsky on April 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Specifically, Dr. Kolmanovsky will give an online seminar titled "Reference Governors for Control of Systems with Constraints" (abstract and biography of the speaker are included below). We hope that you will make plans to participate on this free online seminar. Here is the WebEx information needed to connect to this online seminar:

WebEx direct link: https://force.my.webex.com/force.my/j.php?MTID=m6bb5128bc4479a01e4723c5d...

WebEx indirect link: https://force.my.webex.com/force.my (use 629 234 799 for the meeting number and 55VmrVHY for the password)

WebEx phone link: +1-510-338-9438 USA Toll (global call-in numbers: https://force.my.webex.com/force.my/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=6...)

The mission of the USF FoRCE is simple: Provide free, high-quality outreach events and online seminars to reach broader robotics and control engineering communities around the globe. To support our mission, we periodically invite distinguished lecturers to the USF FoRCE to give talks on recent research and/or education results related to robotics and control engineering. As a consequence, the USF FoRCE aims in connecting academicians and government/industry researchers/practitioners with each other through crosscutting basic and applied research and education discussions. We cordially hope that you will enjoy the USF FoRCE events and find them highly-valuable to your own research and education interests.

Visit http://force.eng.usf.edu/ for more information and to access previously recorded events. For any questions, email the USF FoRCE director, Dr. Tansel Yucelen (yucelen@usf.edu).

Title: Reference Governors for Control of Systems with Constraints (Dr. Ilya Kolmanovsky, 12:00 PM Eastern Time, 04/06/2018)

Abstract: With the increasing trend towards system downsizing and the growing stringency of requirements, constraint handling and limit protection are becoming increasingly important for engineered systems. Constraints can reflect actuator limits, safety requirements (e.g., process temperatures and pressures must not exceed safe values) or obstacle avoidance requirements. Reference governors are control schemes that can be augmented to already existing control systems in order to provide constraint handling/limit protection capabilities. These add-on schemes exploit prediction and optimization or invariance/strong returnability properties to supervise and minimally modify operator (e.g., pilot or driver) commands, or other closed-loop signals, whenever there is a danger of future constraint violations. The presentation will introduce the basic reference governor schemes along with the existing theory. Several recent extensions and new variants of these schemes will be highlighted. Selected aerospace and automotive applications will be described. Opportunities for future research will be mentioned.

Biography: Professor Ilya V. Kolmanovsky has received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1995, his M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1993 and his M.A. degree in Mathematics in 1995, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is presently a full professor with tenure in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Professor Kolmanovsky’s research interests are in control theory for systems with state and control constraints and in control applications to aerospace and automotive systems. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in January 2010, Dr. Kolmanovsky was with Ford Research and Advanced Engineering in Dearborn, Michigan for close to 15 years. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a past recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Award of American Automatic Control Council, of 2002 and 2016 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Techn

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2.4. LCCC Focus Period on “Learning and Adaptation for Sensorimotor Control”
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer, rantzer@control.lth.se

LCCC Focus Period on “Learning and Adaptation for Sensorimotor Control”

The LCCC Linnaeus center - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems is announcing a Focus Period on "Learning and Adaptation for Sensorimotor Control" from October 8 to November 9, 2018 with a workshop in the middle. Confirmed invited speakers include Francesca Cacucci (UK), Marie Csete (USA), Ondrej Chum (Czech Republic), Mathew Diamond (Italy), John Doyle (USA), Auke Ijspeert (Switzerland), Henrik Jörntell (Sweden), Hedvig Kjellström Sidenbladh (Sweden), Per Petersson, (Sweden), Ben Recht (USA), Angela Schoelling (Canada), Terrence Sejnowski (USA), Patrick van der Smagt (Germany), Stefano Soatto (USA), Csaba Szevesvari (USA), Paul Verschure (Spain), René Vidal (USA), CI de Zeeuw (The Netherlands).

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

For more information, see http://www.lccc.lth.se/index.php?page=october-2018.

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2.5. Mark W. Spong Joins Georgia Tech as Second Visiting Faculty Fellow in Robotics
Contributed by: Panagiotis Tsiotras, tsiotras@gatech.edu

Mark W. Spong Joins Georgia Tech as Second Visiting Faculty Fellow in Robotics

Mark W. Spong has been selected as the 2018 Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) at Georgia Tech. IRIM’s Visiting Faculty Fellow program supports extended visits (one to six months) to the Georgia Tech Atlanta campus by individuals working at other institutions or industry/government laboratories engaged in research activities focusing on robotics. IRIM provides Visiting Fellows with partial salary support, along with support for travel and living expenses. More information about the IRIM Visiting Faculty Fellows program can be found at

robotics.gatech.edu/faculty/fellows.

Spong received the Doctor of Science degree in systems science and mathematics in 1981 from Washington University in St. Louis. He has held faculty positions at Lehigh University, Cornell University, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is a professor of Systems Engineering, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the Excellence in Education Chair in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He was Dean of the Jonsson School at UT Dallas from 2008-2017. During his tenure as dean he added four departments of engineering, nine new degree programs, and more than doubled the number of students and faculty.

Spong is past president of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and a fellow of both the IEEE and the IFAC. His main research interests are in robotics, mechatronics, and nonlinear control theory. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 technical articles, five books, and holds one patent. His notable awards include the 2018 Bode Lecture Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society, the 2016 Nyquist Lecture Prize from the ASME, the 2011 Pioneer in Robotics Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the first IROS Fumio Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies in 2007, the Senior Scientist Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society, the John R. Ragazzini and O. Hugo Schuck Awards from the American Automatic Control Council, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM), established in 2013, is one of the eleven Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs) at Georgia Tech and serves as an umbrella under which robotics researchers, educators, and students from across campus can come together to advance the many high-powered and diverse robotics activities at Georgia Tech. More than 70 faculty, 180+ students and 30 labs are part of IRIM, involved in research focusing on three strategic research areas: medical robotics & human augmentation, autonomy, and collaborative robotics. Additional information about IRIM may be found at robotics.gatech.edu.

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3. Books

3.1. Model Predictive Control of High Power Converters and Industrial Drives
Contributed by: Tobias Geyer, tobias.geyer@ch.abb.com

Model Predictive Control of High Power Converters and Industrial Drives
by Tobias Geyer
November 2016, Wiley
Hardcover, 576 pages, £84.50 / €101.40

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111901090X.html

Traditionally, power converters have been controlled by linear SISO control loops. Particularly for high power converters with multiple coupled dynamics and tight operating constraints, model predictive control (MPC) is expected to evolve into the control method of choice. MPC allows one to increase the power capability of the converter, lower the current distortions, reduce the converter hardware, achieve very fast transient responses and ensure the reliable operation within safe operating area constraints.

Consisting of two main parts, the first part of the book offers a detailed review of three-phase power electronics, electrical machines, carrier-based pulse width modulation, optimized pulse patterns, state-of-the art converter control methods and the principle of MPC. The second part is an in-depth treatment of MPC methods that fully exploit the performance potential of high-power converters. These control methods combine the fast control responses of deadbeat control with the optimal steady-state performance of optimized pulse patterns by resolving the antagonism between the two.

This book is targeted at control engineers with an interest in power electronics as well as power electronic practitioners working on control-related aspects. Readers benefit from a concise and comprehensive treatment of MPC for industrial power electronics, enabling them to understand, implement and advance the field of high-performance MPC schemes. A companion website with video animations augments the book.

Contents

Part I: Introduction
1 Introduction
2 Industrial Power Electronics
3 Classic Control and Modulation Schemes

Part II: Direct Model Predictive Control With Reference Tracking
4 Predictive Control with Short Horizons
5 Predictive Control with Long Horizons
6 Performance Evaluation of Predictive Control with Long Horizons

Part III: Direct Model Predictive Control With Bounds
7 Model Predictive Direct Torque Control
8 Performance Evaluation of Model Predictive Direct Torque Control
9 Analysis and Feasibility of Model Predictive Direct Torque Control
10 Computationally Efficient Model Predictive Direct Torque Control
11 Derivatives of Model Predictive Direct Torque Control

Part IV: Model Predictive Control Based on Pulse Width Modulation
12 Model Predictive Pulse Pattern Control
13 Performance Evaluation of Model Predictive Pulse Pattern Control
14 Model Predictive Control of a Modular Multilevel Converter

Part V: Summary
15 Summary and Conclusion

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3.2. A First Course in Predictive Control, Second Edition
Contributed by: John Anthony Rossiter, j.a.rossiter@sheffield.ac.uk

A First Course in Predictive Control, Second Edition by
J.A. Rossiter

Published by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis group), ISBN 9781138099340,
https://www.crcpress.com/A-First-Course-in-Predictive-Control-Second-Edi...

The book presents a significant expansion in depth and breadth of the previous edition. The book is an excellent starting point for any researcher or student to gain a solid grounding in MPC concepts and algorithms before moving into application or more advanced research topics. It includes substantially more numerical illustrations and copious supporting MATLAB code that the reader can use to replicate illustrations or build his or her own. The code is deliberately written to be as simple as possible and easy to edit. Sample problems and thought provoking questions for readers are embedded throughout the chapters, and in-text questions are designed for readers to demonstrate an understanding of concepts through numerical simulation. It also includes a chapter for teachers focussed on possible examination and assessment questions.

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4. Journals

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

Systems & Control Letters
Volume 113
March 2018

- T. Ahmed-Ali, F. Giri, M. Krstic, M. Kahelras, PDE based observer design for nonlinear systems with large output delay, Pages 1-8
- Delphine Bresch-Pietri, Christophe Prieur, Emmanuel Trélat, New formulation of predictors for finite-dimensional linear control systems with input delay, Pages 9-16
- Linlin Hou, Xudong Zhao, Haibin Sun, Guangdeng Zong, l2−l∞ filtering of discrete-time switched systems via admissible edge-dependent switching signals, Pages 17-26
- Mohammad Mahdi Share Pasand, Mohsen Montazeri, Controllability and stabilizability of multi-rate sampled data systems, Pages 27-30
- Ivan Polekhin, On topological obstructions to global stabilization of an inverted pendulum, Pages 31-35
- Francesca C. Chittaro, Jean-Paul Gauthier, Asymptotic ensemble stabilizability of the Bloch equation, Pages 36-44
- Suhail M. Shah, Vivek S. Borkar, Q-learning for Markov decision processes with a satisfiability criterion, Pages 45-51
- Fu Lin, Performance of leader–follower multi-agent systems in directed networks, Pages 52-58
- Masaki Ogura, Victor M. Preciado, Second-order moment-closure for tighter epidemic thresholds, Pages 59-64
- Lijuan Chen, Jitao Sun, Distributed optimal control and L2 gain performance for the multi-agent system with impulsive effects, Pages 65-70
- Ahmet Cetinkaya, Tomohisa Hayakawa, Mohd Amir Fikri bin Mohd Taib, Stabilizing unstable periodic orbits with delayed feedback control in act-and-wait fashion, Pages 71-77
- Christoph Kawan, Exponential state estimation, entropy and Lyapunov exponents, Pages 78-85
- Xiao Liang, Juanjuan Xu, Huanshui Zhang, Solution to stochastic LQ control problem for Itô systems with state delay or input delay, Pages 86-92
- Dan Pilbauer, Wim Michiels, Jaroslav Bušek, David Osta, Tomáš Vyhlídal, Control design and experimental validation for flexible multi-body systems pre-compensated by inverse shapers, Pages 93-100
- Junmin Peng, Chaoyong Li, Xudong Ye, Cooperative control of high-order nonlinear systems with unknown control directions, Pages 101-108
- E. Bakolas, Constrained minimum variance control for discrete-time stochastic linear systems, Pages 109-116
- Yirmeyahu J. Kaminski, Jean Lévine, François Ollivier, Intrinsic and apparent singularities in differentially flat systems, and application to global motion planning, Pages 117-124

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4.2. Contents: Control Engineering Practice
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 73
April 2018

- Eugenio Alcala, Vicenç Puig, Joseba Quevedo, Teresa Escobet, Ramon Comasolivas, Autonomous vehicle control using a kinematic Lyapunov-based technique with LQR-LMI tuning, Pages 1-12
- Ye Zhou, Erik-Jan van Kampen, Qi Ping Chu, Incremental model based online dual heuristic programming for nonlinear adaptive control, Pages 13-25
- Nicolas Herzig, Richard Moreau, Tanneguy Redarce, Frédéric Abry, Xavier Brun, Nonlinear position and stiffness Backstepping controller for a two Degrees of Freedom pneumatic robot, Pages 26-39
- S. Strommer, M. Niederer, A. Steinboeck, A. Kugi, Hierarchical nonlinear optimization-based controller of a continuous strip annealing furnace, Pages 40-55
- Emmanuel Roussel, Vincent Gassmann, Edouard Laroche, Accuracy–simplicity trade-off for small-scale helicopter models: A comparative study based on flight data, Pages 56-65
- Mattias Hovgard, Oscar Jonsson, Nikolce Murgovski, Martin Sanfridson, Jonas Fredriksson, Cooperative energy management of electrified vehicles on hilly roads, Pages 66-78
- E.J.J. Smeur, G.C.H.E. de Croon, Q. Chu, Cascaded incremental nonlinear dynamic inversion for MAV disturbance rejection, Pages 79-90
- Anitha Kumari Sivathanu, Srinivasan Subramanian, Extended Kalman filter for fouling detection in thermal power plant reheater, Pages 91-99
- G. Gkizas, C. Yfoulis, C. Amanatidis, F. Stergiopoulos, D. Giaouris, C. Ziogou, S. Voutetakis, S. Papadopoulou, Digital state-feedback control of an interleaved DC–DC boost converter with bifurcation analysis,Pages 100-111
- Erlend K. Jørgensen, Thor I. Fossen, Ingrid Schjølberg, Paulo T.T. Esperança, Experimental validation of attitude and rate-sensor bias filter using range-difference measurements, Pages 112-123
- Josefin Berner, Kristian Soltesz, Tore Hägglund, Karl Johan Åström, An experimental comparison of PID autotuners,Pages 124-133
- Hasan Abbasi Nozari, Sina Nazeri, Hamed Dehghan Banadaki, Paolo Castaldi, Model-free fault detection and isolation of a benchmark process control system based on multiple classifiers techniques—A comparative study,Pages 134-148
- Ramin Bighamian, Bahram Parvinian, Christopher G. Scully, George Kramer, Jin-Oh Hahn, Control-oriented physiological modeling of hemodynamic responses to blood volume perturbation, Pages 149-160
- Michele Cucuzzella, Riccardo Lazzari, Sebastian Trip, Simone Rosti, Carlo Sandroni, Antonella Ferrara, Sliding mode voltage control of boost converters in DC microgrids, Pages 161-170
- Sebastian Ulewicz, Birgit Vogel-Heuser, Increasing system test coverage in production automation systems, Pages 171-185
- Lisi Tian, Jin Zhao, Dehong Zhou, Finite control set model predictive control scheme of four-switch three-phase rectifier with load current observer, Pages 186-194

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

Journal of Process Control
Volume 63
March 2018

- Mario Zanon, Timm Faulwasser, Economic MPC without terminal constraints: Gradient-correcting end penalties enforce asymptotic stability, Pages 1-14
- Xun Lang, Shan Lu, Lei Xie, Alexey Zakharov, Dan Zhong, Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Bihocerence based industrial control loop nonlinearity detection and diagnosis in short nonstationary time series, Pages 15-28
- Tarek Ait-Izem, M-Faouzi Harkat, Messaoud Djeghaba, Frédéric Kratz, On the application of interval PCA to process monitoring: A robust strategy for sensor FDI with new efficient control statistics, Pages 29-46
- Shyh-Hong Hwang, Jui-Chi Lin, Hsin-Chun Wang, Robustness diagrams based optimal design of run-to-run control subject to deterministic and stochastic disturbances, Pages 47-64

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

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Volume 70
April 2018

- Javier Herrera-Vega, Felipe Orihuela-Espina, Pablo H. Ibargüengoytia, Uriel A. García, Dan-El Vila Rosado, Eduardo F. Morales, Luis Enrique Sucar, A local multiscale probabilistic graphical model for data validation and reconstruction, and its application in industry, Pages 1-15
- Behnaz Moradabadi, Mohammad Reza Meybodi, Link prediction in weighted social networks using learning automata, Pages 16-24
- Mahdieh Labani, Parham Moradi, Fardin Ahmadizar, Mahdi Jalili, A novel multivariate filter method for feature selection in text classification problems, Pages 25-37
- Dibyendu Pal, Amitava Chatterjee, Anjan Rakshit, Robust-stable quadratic-optimal fuzzy-PDC controllers for systems with parametric uncertainties: A PSO based approach, Pages 38-51
- Shahriar Bijani, David Robertson, David Aspinall, Secure information sharing in social agent interactions using information flow analysis, Pages 52-66
- Shubhendu Kumar Sarangi, Rutuparna Panda, Pradeep Kumar Das, Ajith Abraham, Design of optimal high pass and band stop FIR filters using adaptive Cuckoo search algorithm, Pages 67-80
- Yan Liang, Ying Liu, Chong Chen, Zhigang Jiang, Extracting topic-sensitive content from textual documents—A hybrid topic model approach, Pages 81-91
- Juan Ramos, José A. Castellanos-Garzón, Juan F. de Paz, Juan M. Corchado, A data mining framework based on boundary-points for gene selection from DNA-microarrays: Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma as a case study, Pages 92-108
- Hong He, Yonghong Tan, Wuxiong Zhang, A wavelet tensor fuzzy clustering scheme for multi-sensor human activity recognition, Pages 109-122
- José Raúl Machado Fernández, Jesús de la Concepción Bacallao Vidal, Fast selection of the sea clutter preferential distribution with neural networks, Pages 123-129
- Luis Búrdalo, Andrés Terrasa, Vicente Julián, Ana García-Fornes, The Information Flow Problem in multi-agent systems, Pages 130-141
- Shizeng Lu, Hongliang Yu, Huijun Dong, Xiaohong Wang, Yongjian Sun, Single-step prediction method of burning zone temperature based on real-time wavelet filtering and KELM, Pages 142-148
- Jihwan Lee, Yoo S. Hong, Data-driven prediction of change propagation using Dependency Network, Pages 149-158
- Yonggang Chen, Lixiang Li, Jinghua Xiao, Yixian Yang, Jun Liang, Tao Li, Particle swarm optimizer with crossover operation, Pages 159-169
- Erdal Kayacan, Andriy Sarabakha, Simon Coupland, Robert John, Mojtaba Ahmadieh Khanesar, Type-2 fuzzy elliptic membership functions for modeling uncertainty, Pages 170-183
- Hitalo O. Silva, Carmelo J.A. Bastos-Filho, Inter-domain routing for communication networks using Hierarchical Hopfield Neural Networks, Pages 184-198
- Armin Ghasem Azar, Mohsen Afsharchi, Mansoor Davoodi, Bahram Sadeghi Bigham, A multi-objective market-driven framework for power matching in the smart grid, Pages 199-215

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4.5. Contents: ISA Transactions
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

ISA Transactions
Volume 73
February 2018

- A. Castillo, P. García, R. Sanz, P. Albertos, Enhanced extended state observer-based control for systems with mismatched uncertainties and disturbances, Pages 1-10
- Li Li, Fucheng Liao, Robust preview control for a class of uncertain discrete-time systems with time-varying delay, Pages 11-21
- Xiang-Peng Xie, Dong Yue, Ju H. Park, Robust Fault Estimation Design for Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems via A Modified Fuzzy Fault Estimation Observer, Pages 22-30
- An-Ming Kang, Hong-Sen Yan, Stability analysis and dynamic regulation of multi-dimensional Taylor network controller for SISO nonlinear systems with time-varying delay, Pages 31-39
- Shuai An, Suozhong Yuan, Relative position control design of receiver UAV in flying-boom aerial refueling phase, Pages 40-53
- Qinglei Hu, Jian Zhang, Youmin Zhang, Velocity-free attitude coordinated tracking control for spacecraft formation flying, Pages 54-65
- Ping Liu, Guodong Li, Xinggao Liu, Long Xiao, Yalin Wang, Chunhua Yang, Weihua Gui, A novel non-uniform control vector parameterization approach with time grid refinement for flight level tracking optimal control problems, Pages 66-78
- Xianghua Wang, Xiao Lu, Three-dimensional impact angle constrained distributed guidance law design for cooperative attacks, Pages 79-90
- Hong Xia, Wei Xing Zheng, Jinliang Shao, Event-triggered containment control for second-order multi-agent systems with sampled position data, Pages 91-99
- Farhad Samadi Gazijahani, Sajad Najafi Ravadanegh, Javad Salehi, Stochastic multi-objective model for optimal energy exchange optimization of networked microgrids with presence of renewable generation under risk-based strategies, Pages 100-111
- Renan Landau Paiva de Medeiros, Walter Barra, Iury Valente de Bessa, João Edgar Chaves Filho, Florindo Antonio de Cavalho Ayres, Cleonor Crescêncio das Neves, Robust decentralized controller for minimizing coupling effect in single inductor multiple output DC-DC converter operating in continuous conduction mode, Pages 112-129
- Ling Zhao, Haiyan Cheng, Tao Wang, Sliding mode control for a two-joint coupling nonlinear system based on extended state observer, Pages 130-140
- Hafiz Ahmed, Ivan Salgado, Héctor Ríos, Robust synchronization of master-slave chaotic systems using approximate model: An experimental study, Pages 141-146
- Tao Zou, Sheng Wu, Ridong Zhang, Improved state space model predictive fault-tolerant control for injection molding batch processes with partial actuator faults using GA optimization, Pages 147-153
- Siavash Sharifi, Ali Tivay, S. Mehdi Rezaei, Mohammad Zareinejad, Bijan Mollaei-Dariani, Leakage fault detection in Electro-Hydraulic Servo Systems using a nonlinear representation learning approach, Pages 154-164
- Xiaoan Yan, Minping Jia, Wan Zhang, Lin Zhu, Fault diagnosis of rolling element bearing using a new optimal scale morphology analysis method, Pages 165-180
- K. Ghousiya Begum, A. Seshagiri Rao, T.K. Radhakrishnan, Optimal controller synthesis for second order time delay systems with at least one RHP pole, Pages 181-188
- Narongrit Pimkumwong, Ming-Shyan Wang, Full-order observer for direct torque control of induction motor based on constant V/F control technique, Pages 189-200
- Yongkui Sun, Wen Tan, Tongwen Chen, A method to remove chattering alarms using median filters, Pages 201-207
- Dandan Wang, Qun Zong, Bailing Tian, Shikai Shao, Xiuyun Zhang, Xinyi Zhao, Neural network disturbance observer-based distributed finite-time formation tracking control for multiple unmanned helicopters, Pages 208-226
- Mircea-Bogdan Radac, Radu-Emil Precup, Raul-Cristian Roman, Data-driven model reference control of MIMO vertical tank systems with model-free VRFT and Q-Learning, Pages 227-238
- B.M.S. Arifin, C.J. Munaro, O.F.B. Angarita, M.V.G. Cypriano, S.L. Shah, Actuator stiction compensation via variable amplitude pulses, Pages 239-248
- Jiaqi Zhong, Shan Liang, Qingyu Xiong, Receding horizon H∞ guaranteed cost tracking control for microwave heating medium with temperature-dependent permittivity, Pages 249-256
- Junping Huang, Xuefeng Yan, Relevant and independent multi-block approach for plant-wide process and quality-related monitoring based on KPCA and SVDD, Pages 257-267
- Paolo Righettini, Roberto Strada, Ehsan KhademOlama, Shirin Valilou, Online Wavelet Complementary velocity Estimator, Pages 268-277

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ISA Transactions
Volume 74
March 2018

- Jimin Yu, Chenchen Yang, Xiaoming Tang, Ping Wang, H∞ control for uncertain linear system over networks with Bernoulli data dropout and actuator saturation, Pages 1-13
- Mahnaz Hashemi, Ghazanfar Shahgholian, Distributed robust adaptive control of high order nonlinear multi agent systems, Pages 14-27
- Jianjun Luo, Caisheng Wei, Honghua Dai, Zeyang Yin, Xing Wei, Jianping Yuan, Robust inertia-free attitude takeover control of postcapture combined spacecraft with guaranteed prescribed performance, Pages 28-44
- Jiayi Tian, Shifeng Zhang, Yinhui Zhang, Tong Li, Active disturbance rejection control based robust output feedback autopilot design for airbreathing hypersonic vehicles, Pages 45-59
- Jiangshuai Huang, Qing-Guo Wang, Decentralized adaptive control of interconnected nonlinear systems with unknown control directions, Pages 60-66
- Huabo Liu, Haisheng Yu, Decentralized state estimation for a large-scale spatially interconnected system, Pages 67-76
- Munevver Mine Ozyetkin, A simple tuning method of fractional order PIλ-PDμ controllers for time delay systems, Pages 77-87
- Peng Wan, Jigui Jian, Passivity analysis of memristor-based impulsive inertial neural networks with time-varying delays, Pages 88-98
- Amin Zarei, M. Sedigh Poutari, S. Masoud Barakati, Trajectory tracking for two-degree of freedom helicopter system using a controller-disturbance observer integrated design, Pages 99-110
- Ali Djerioui, Azeddine Houari, Mourad Ait-Ahmed, Mohamed-Fouad Benkhoris, Aissa Chouder, Mohamed Machmoum, Grey Wolf based control for speed ripple reduction at low speed operation of PMSM drives, Pages 111-119
- Guolian Hou, Huan Du, Yu Yang, Congzhi Huang, Jianhua Zhang, Coordinated control system modelling of ultra-supercritical unit based on a new T-S fuzzy structure, Pages 120-133
- Navid Vafamand, Mohammad Mehdi Arefi, Alireza Khayatian, Nonlinear system identification based on Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy modeling and unscented Kalman filter, Pages 134-143
- M. Bahloul, L. Chrifi-Alaoui, S. Drid, M. Souissi, M. Chabaane, Robust sensorless vector control of an induction machine using Multiobjective Adaptive Fuzzy Luenberger Observer, Pages 144-154
- José de Jesús Rubio, Robust feedback linearization for nonlinear processes control, Pages 155-164
- S.P. Sadala, B.M. Patre, A new continuous sliding mode control approach with actuator saturation for control of 2-DOF helicopter system, Pages 165-174
- Mohammadreza Toulabi, Shahab Bahrami, Ali Mohammad Ranjbar, Optimal supplementary frequency controller design using the wind farm frequency model and controller parameters stability region, Pages 175-184
- Xiang Mao, Hongbin Zhang, Yanhui Wang, Flocking of quad-rotor UAVs with fuzzy control, Pages 185-193
- Yun-Guang Gao, Fa-Yang Jiang, Jian-Cheng Song, Li-Jun Zheng, Fei-Yan Tian, Pu-Long Geng, A novel dual closed-loop control scheme based on repetitive control for grid-connected inverters with an LCL filter, Pages 194-208
- Leonardo M. Honório, Daniele A. Barbosa, Edimar J. Oliveira, Paulo A. Nepomuceno Garcia, Murillo F. Santos, A multiple kernel classification approach based on a Quadratic Successive Geometric Segmentation methodology with a fault diagnosis case, Pages 209-216
- Zhang Cong, Distributed ESO based cooperative tracking control for high-order nonlinear multiagent systems with lumped disturbance and application in multi flight simulators systems, Pages 217-228
- Robin De Keyser, Cristina I. Muresan, Clara M. Ionescu, An efficient algorithm for low-order direct discrete-time implementation of fractional order transfer functions, Pages 229-238
- Binh Xuan Cao, Phuong Le Hoang, Sanghoon Ahn, Jeng-o Kim, Heeshin Kang, Jiwhan Noh, High-speed, high-precision focal length measurement using double-hole mask and advanced image sensor software, Pages 239-244
- Bing Li, Xining Zhang, Tingting Wu, Measurement of Instantaneous Angular Displacement Fluctuation and its applications on gearbox fault detection, Pages 245-260

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4.6. Contents: Journal of the Franklin Institute
Contributed by: John Coca, j.coca@elsevier.com

Journal of the Franklin Institute
Volume 355, Issue 4
March 2018

- Jiuwen Cao, Anton Kummert, Zhiping Lin, Joerg Velten, Recent advances in machine learning for signal analysis and processing, Pages 1513-1516
- Pak Kin Wong, Xiang Hui Gao, Ka In Wong, Chi Man Vong, Efficient point-by-point engine calibration using machine learning and sequential design of experiment strategies, Pages 1517-1538
- Jiuwen Cao, Tianlei Wang, Luming Shang, Xiaoping Lai, Chi-Man Vong, Badong Chen, An intelligent propagation distance estimation algorithm based on fundamental frequency energy distribution for periodic vibration localization, Pages 1539-1558
- Chun Yin, Shanshan Wu, Shiwei Zhou, Jiuwen Cao, Xuegang Huang, Yuhua Cheng, Design and stability analysis of multivariate extremum seeking with Newton method, Pages 1559-1578
- Yu Guo, Fei Wang, James Ting-Ho Lo, Chaotic synchronization based on neural filter, Pages 1579-1595
- Wentao Ma, Xinyu Qiu, Jiandong Duan, Yingsong Li, Badong Chen, Kernel recursive generalized mixed norm algorithm, Pages 1596-1613
- Kangrok Oh, Zhengguo Li, Beom-Seok Oh, Kar-Ann Toh, Optimizing between data transformation and parametric weighting for stable binary classification, Pages 1614-1637
- Goktug T. Cinar, Pedro M.N. Sequeira, Jose C. Principe, Hierarchical linear dynamical systems for unsupervised musical note recognition, Pages 1638-1662
- Xiaoli Su, Sen Zhang, Yixin Yin, Wendong Xiao, Prediction model of permeability index for blast furnace based on the improved multi-layer extreme learning machine and wavelet transform, Pages 1663-1691
- Disong Wang, Yuexian Zou, Wenwu Wang, Learning soft mask with DNN and DNN-SVM for multi-speaker DOA estimation using an acoustic vector sensor, Pages 1692-1709
- Dongyun Lin, Lei Sun, Kar-Ann Toh, Jing Bo Zhang, Zhiping Lin, Twin SVM with a reject option through ROC curve, Pages 1710-1732
- Jaime Zabalza, Chunmei Qing, Peter Yuen, Genyun Sun, Huimin Zhao, Jinchang Ren, Fast implementation of two-dimensional singular spectrum analysis for effective data classification in hyperspectral imaging, Pages 1733-1751
- Setareh Roshan, Yoan Miche, Anton Akusok, Amaury Lendasse, Adaptive and online network intrusion detection system using clustering and Extreme Learning Machines, Pages 1752-1779
- Iti Chaturvedi, Edoardo Ragusa, Paolo Gastaldo, Rodolfo Zunino, Erik Cambria, Bayesian network based extreme learning machine for subjectivity detection, Pages 1780-1797
- Bo Xue, Linghua Zhang, Weiping Zhu, Yang Yu, A new sensor selection scheme for Bayesian learning based sparse signal recovery in WSNs, Pages 1798-1818
- Hong Zhu, Chuan Chen, Li-Zhi Liao, Michael K. Ng, Multiple graphs clustering by gradient flow method, Pages 1819-1845
- S.Y. Kung, A Compressive Privacy approach to Generalized Information Bottleneck and Privacy Funnel problems, Pages 1846-1872
- Zois Boukouvalas, Yuri Levin-Schwartz, Vince D. Calhoun, Tülay Adalı, Sparsity and Independence: Balancing Two Objectives in Optimization for Source Separation with Application to fMRI Analysis, Pages 1873-1887
- Amin Safaei, Q. M. Jonathan Wu, Yimin Yang, System-on-a-chip (SoC)-based hardware acceleration for foreground and background identification, Pages 1888-1912
- Matheus A. Marins, Felipe M.L. Ribeiro, Sergio L. Netto, Eduardo A.B. da Silva, Improved similarity-based modeling for the classification of rotating-machine failures, Pages 1913-1930
- Lukas Mauch, Chunlai Wang, Bin Yang, Subset selection for visualization of relevant image fractions for deep learning based semantic image segmentation, Pages 1931-1944
- Xiong Luo, Yang Xu, Weiping Wang, Manman Yuan, Xiaojuan Ban, Yueqin Zhu, Wenbing Zhao, Towards enhancing stacked extreme learning machine with sparse autoencoder by correntropy, Pages 1945-1966
- Yu Zhang, Ye Yuan, Fangda Guo, Yishu Wang, Guoren Wang, Improving the multimodal probabilistic semantic model by ELM classifiers, Pages 1967-1990
- Lei Cai, Jianqing Zhu, Huanqiang Zeng, Jing Chen, Canhui Cai, Kai-Kuang Ma, HOG-assisted deep feature learning for pedestrian gender recognition, Pages 1991-2008
- Alexandros Gavriilidis, Jörg Velten, Stephan Tilgner, Anton Kummert, Machine learning for people detection in guidance functionality of enabling health applications by means of cascaded SVM classifiers, Pages 2009-2021
- Lei Sun, Kar-Ann Toh, Badong Chen, Zhiping Lin, Exploiting the categorical reliability difference for binary classification, Pages 2022-2040
- Masahiro Yukawa, Hideaki Kagami, Supervised nonnegative matrix factorization via minimization of regularized Moreau-envelope of divergence function with application to music transcription, Pages 2041-2066

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Journal of the Franklin Institute
Volume 355, Issue 5
March 2018

- Yizhen Meng, Bin Jiang, Ruiyun Qi, Jianwei Liu, Fault-tolerant anti-windup control for hypersonic vehicles in reentry based on ISMDO, Pages 2067-2090
- Chao Han, Zhen Liu, Jianqiang Yi, Immersion and invariance adaptive control with σ-modification for uncertain nonlinear systems, Pages 2091-2111
- Hamdi Echeikh, Ramzi Trabelsi, Atif Iqbal, Med Faouzi Mimouni, Real time implementation of indirect rotor flux oriented control of a five-phase induction motor with novel rotor resistance adaption using sliding mode observer, Pages 2112-2141
- Luis A. Amézquita-Brooks, Carlos E. Ugalde-Loo, Eduardo Licéaga-Castro, Jesús Licéaga-Castro, In-depth cross-coupling analysis in high-performance induction motor control, Pages 2142-2178
- Guangming Zhuang, Jianwei Xia, Weihai Zhang, Junsheng Zhao, Qun Sun, Huasheng Zhang, State feedback control for stochastic Markovian jump delay systems based on LaSalle-type theorem, Pages 2179-2196
- Kangdi Lu, Wuneng Zhou, Guoqiang Zeng, Wei Du, Design of PID controller based on a self-adaptive state-space predictive functional control using extremal optimization method, Pages 2197-2220
- Ali Khudhair Al-Jiboory, Guoming Zhu, Static output-feedback robust gain-scheduling control with guaranteed H2 performance, Pages 2221-2242
- Yankai Li, Mou Chen, Liang Cai, Qingxian Wu, Resilient control based on disturbance observer for nonlinear singular stochastic hybrid system with partly unknown Markovian jump parameters, Pages 2243-2265
- M.L. Corradini, G. Ippoliti, G. Orlando, Fault-tolerant sensorless control of wind turbines achieving efficiency maximization in the presence of electrical faults, Pages 2266-2282
- Junnian Wang, Jun Wang, Qingnian Wang, Xiaohua Zeng, Control rules extraction and parameters optimization of energy management for bus series-parallel AMT hybrid powertrain, Pages 2283-2312
- Changchun Hua, Kuo Li, Yafeng Li, Xinping Guan, Decentralized adaptive tracking quantized control for interconnected pure feedback time delay nonlinear systems, Pages 2313-2328
- N. Zerroug, M.N. Harmas, S. Benaggoune, Z. Bouchama, K. Zehar, DSP-based implementation of fast terminal synergetic control for a DC–DC Buck converter, Pages 2329-2343
- Jingliang Sun, Chunsheng Liu, Disturbance observer-based robust missile autopilot design with full-state constraints via adaptive dynamic programming, Pages 2344-2368
- Juntao Fei, Cheng Lu, Adaptive fractional order sliding mode controller with neural estimator, Pages 2369-2391
- S.M. Tripathi, Chandan Dutta, Enhanced efficiency in vector control of a Surface-mounted PMSM drive, Pages 2392-2423
- Xiang Liu, Hua Zhang, Liangliang Lv, Fujun Peng, Guoping Cai, Vibration control of a membrane antenna structure using cable actuators, Pages 2424-2435
- M. Hassan, E. Aljuwaiser, R. Badr, A new on-line observer-based controller for leader-follower formation of multiple nonholonomic mobile robots, Pages 2436-2472
- JinRong Wang, Zijian Luo, Dong Shen, Iterative learning control for linear delay systems with deterministic and random impulses, Pages 2473-2497
- In Seok Park, Nam Kyu Kwon, PooGyeon Park, H∞ control for Markovian jump fuzzy systems with partly unknown transition rates and input saturation, Pages 2498-2514
- Tao Li, Zhipeng Li, Li Zhang, Shumin Fei, Improved approaches on adaptive event-triggered output feedback control of networked control systems, Pages 2515-2535
- Wu Ai, Weisheng Chen, Shaoyong Hua, Distributed cooperative learning for a group of uncertain systems via output feedback and neural networks, Pages 2536-2561
- Jie WEN, Yuanhao SHI, Xiaonong LU, Stabilizing a class of mixed states for stochastic quantum systems via switching control, Pages 2562-2582
- Hamed Navvabi, A.H.D. Markazi, Position control of Stewart manipulator using a new extended adaptive fuzzy sliding mode controller and observer (E-AFSMCO), Pages 2583-2609
- Geyang Xiao, Huaguang Zhang, Qiuxia Qu, He Jiang, General value iteration based single network approach for constrained optimal controller design of partially-unknown continuous-time nonlinear systems, Pages 2610-2630
- Tong Wang, Zhan Yu, Zhan Li, Adaptive tracking control for quantized nonlinear systems via backstepping design technique, Pages 2631-2644
- Huifang Min, Shengyuan Xu, Yongmin Li, Yuming Chu, Yunliang Wei, Zhengqiang Zhang, Adaptive finite-time control for stochastic nonlinear systems subject to unknown covariance noise, Pages 2645-2661
- Yogendra Arya, Automatic generation control of two-area electrical power systems via optimal fuzzy classical controller, Pages 2662-2688
- Xia Zhao, Chunsheng Liu, Engang Tian, Probability-constrained tracking control for a class of time-varying nonlinear stochastic systems, Pages 2689-2702
- Xiaolei Li, Xiaoyuan Luo, Jiange Wang, Xinping Guan, Finite-time consensus for nonlinear multi-agent systems with time-varying delay: An auxiliary system approach, Pages 2703-2719
- Nankun Mu, Xiaofeng Liao, Tingwen Huang, Quantized consensus in second-order multi-agent systems via event-trigger control with sampled data, Pages 2720-2734
- S. Pandiselvi, R. Raja, Q. Zhu, G. Rajchakit, A state estimation H∞ issue for discrete-time stochastic impulsive genetic regulatory networks in the presence of leakage, multiple delays and Markovian jumping parameters, Pages 2735-2761
- Michael Basin, Pablo Rodriguez-Ramirez, Steven X. Ding, Tim Daszenies, Yuri Shtessel, Continuous fixed-time convergent regulator for dynamic systems with unbounded disturbances, Pages 2762-2778
- Jessica Mendiola-Fuentes, Daniel Melchor-Aguilar, Modification of Mikhailov stability criterion for fractional commensurate order systems, Pages 2779-2790
- Yuanyuan Zhang, Renfu Li, Xiaoming Huo, Stochastic consensus of discrete-time second-order multi-agent systems with measurement noises and time delays, Pages 2791-2807
- Jianglong Yu, Xiwang Dong, Qingdong Li, Zhang Ren, Time-varying formation tracking for high-order multi-agent systems with switching topologies and a leader of bounded unknown input, Pages 2808-2825
- Ruimei Zhang, Deqiang Zeng, Ju H. Park, Shouming Zhong, Yongbin Yu, Novel discontinuous control for exponential synchronization of memristive recurrent neural networks with heterogeneous time-varying delays, Pages 2826-2848
- Zhuo Zhang, Yiyu Zheng, Xueming Xiao, Weisheng Yan, Improved order-reduction method for cooperative tracking control of time-delayed multi-spacecraft network, Pages 2849-2873
- Qi Li, Bo Shen, Zidong Wang, Fuad E. Alsaadi, Event-triggered H∞ state estimation for state-saturated complex networks subject to quantization effects and distributed delays, Pages 2874-2891
- Xiangyong Chen, Jinde Cao, Ju H. Park, Tingwen Huang, Jianlong Qiu, Finite-time multi-switching synchronization behavior for multiple chaotic systems with network transmission mode, Pages 2892-2911
- Yue-E Wang, Ben Niu, Bao-wei Wu, Caiyun Wu, Xue-Jun Xie, Asynchronous switching for switched nonlinear input delay systems with unstable subsystems, Pages 2912-2931
- Sheida Malekpour, John A. Gubner, William A. Sethares, Measures of generalized magnitude-squared coherence: Differences and similarities, Pages 2932-2950
- Aaron Montero, Ramon Huerta, Francisco B. Rodriguez, Stimulus space complexity determines the ratio of specialist and generalist neurons during pattern recognition, Pages 2951-2977
- Yung-Yi Wang, Chun-Wei Huang, Wei-Wei Chen, Maximum likelihood carrier frequency offset estimation algorithm with adjustable frequency acquisition region, Pages 2978-2985

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Journal of the Franklin Institute
Volume 355, Issue 6
April 2018

- Dongyang Zhao, Yu Liu, Ming Liu, Jinyong Yu, Yan Shi, Adaptive fault-tolerant control for continuous-time Markovian jump systems with signal quantization, Pages 2987-3009
- Yanfei Zhu, Fuwen Yang, Chuanjiang Li, Qing-Long Han, Simultaneous H∞ stabilization for large-scale systems within distributed wireless networked control framework over fading channels, Pages 3010-3030
- Jianwei Xia, Hui Gao, Mingxin Liu, Guangming Zhuang, Baoyong Zhang, Non-fragile finite-time extended dissipative control for a class of uncertain discrete time switched linear systems, Pages 3031-3049
- Xueyan Xing, Jinkun Liu, Switching fault-tolerant control of a moving vehicle-mounted flexible manipulator system with state constraints, Pages 3050-3078
- Xiao Zhang, Ling Xu, Feng Ding, Tasawar Hayat, Combined state and parameter estimation for a bilinear state space system with moving average noise, Pages 3079-3103
- Qi Li, Bo Shen, Zidong Wang, Fuad E. Alsaadi, An event-triggered approach to distributed H∞ state estimation for state-saturated systems with randomly occurring mixed delays, Pages 3104-3121
- Ying Guo, Yida Wang, Xiaohua Ding, Global exponential stability for multi-group neutral delayed systems based on Razumikhin method and graph theory, Pages 3122-3144
- Xiao-Lei Wang, Guang-Hong Yang, Event-based weighted residual generator design via non-PDC scheme for fault diagnosis in T–S fuzzy systems, Pages 3145-3167
- Baohua Huang, Changfeng Ma, The relaxed gradient-based iterative algorithms for a class of generalized coupled Sylvester-conjugate matrix equations, Pages 3168-3195
- Yaqi Hao, Daizhan Cheng, On skew-symmetric games, Pages 3196-3220

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

International Journal of Control
Volume 91, Issue 4, 2018

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tcon20/current

- A multiobjective H∞ control strategy for energy harvesting in regenerative vehicle suspension systems, Alessandro Casavola, Fabio Di Iorio & Francesco Tedesco, pages: 741-754
- Robust stability bounds for multi-delay networked control systems, Timothy Seitz, Rama K. Yedavalli & Alireza Behbahani, pages: 755-769
- Stability analysis of a controlled mechanical system with parametric uncertainties in LuGre friction model, Yun-Hsiang Sun, Yuming Sun, Christine Qiong Wu & Nariman Sepehri, pages: 770-784
- Output consensus control of multi-agent systems with nonlinear non-minimum phase dynamics, F. Shamsi, H.A. Talebi & F. Abdollahi, pages: 785-796
- Output transformations and separation results for feedback linearisable delay systems, F. Cacace, F. Conte & A. Germani, pages: 797-812
- Finite-time consensus for controlled dynamical systems in network, Naim Zoghlami, Rhouma Mlayeh, Lotfi Beji & Azgal Abichou, pages: 813-826
- Convergence analysis of directed signed networks via an M-matrix approach, Deyuan Meng, pages: 827-847
- Transformation of nonlinear discrete-time system into the extended observer form, V. Kaparin & Ü. Kotta, pages: 848-858
- Decentralised fixed modes of networked MIMO systems, Yuqing Hao, Zhisheng Duan & Guanrong Chen, pages: 859-873
- The detection and stabilisation of limit cycle for deterministic finite automata, Xiaoguang Han, Zengqiang Chen, Zhongxin Liu & Qing Zhang, pages: 874-886
- Edge event-triggered control for multi-agent systems under directed communication topologies, Bo Wei, Feng Xiao & Ming-Zhe Dai, pages: 887-896
- Output-feedback control for sampled-data systems with variable sampling rate, Hojin Lee & Yasumasa Fujisaki, pages: 897-906
- Proportional-delayed controllers design for LTI-systems: a geometric approach, J.-E. Hernández-Díez, C.-F. Méndez-Barrios, S. Mondié, S.-I. Niculescu & E.J. González-Galván, pages: 907-925
- Attitude guidance and tracking for spacecraft with two reaction wheels, James D. Biggs, Yuliang Bai & Helen Henninger, pages: 926-936
- Optimal design for robust control of uncertain flexible joint manipulators: a fuzzy dynamical system approach, Jiang Han, Ye-Hwa Chen, Xiaomin Zhao & Fangfang Dong, pages: 937-951
- Distributed cooperative H∞ optimal tracking control of MIMO nonlinear multi-agent systems in strict-feedback form via adaptive dynamic programming, N. T. Luy, pages: 952-968
- Dynamic modelling and adaptive robust tracking control of a space robot with two-link flexible manipulators under unknown disturbances, Xinxin Yang, Shuzhi Sam Ge & Wei He, pages: 969-988

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4.8. Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems
Contributed by: Lars Gruene, lars.gruene@uni-bayreuth.de

Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS)
Volume 29, Number 4
http://link.springer.com/journal/498/29/4

Table of Contents

- Petros Maragos, Dynamical systems on weighted lattices: general theory, 49 pages
- C. Guiver, H. Logemann & M. R. Opmeer, Transfer functions of infinite-dimensional systems: positive realness and stabilization, 61 pages
- P. Acquistapace & F. Gozzi, Minimum energy for linear systems with finite horizon: a non-standard Riccati equation, 47 pages
- Swann Marx, Vincent Andrieu & Christophe Prieur, Cone-bounded feedback laws for m-dissipative operators on Hilbert spaces, 32 pages
- S. Karthikeyan, M. Sathya & K. Balachandran, Controllability of semilinear stochastic delay systems with distributed delays in control, 15 pages

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4.9. Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
Contributed by: Keum-Shik Hong, journal@ijcas.com

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

Table of contents
Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2018

- Distributed Adaptive Dynamic Surface Containment Control for Uncertain Multiple Euler-Lagrange Systems, Yeong-Hwa Chang*, Wei-Shou Chan, and Chun-I Wu pp.403-416
- A Disturbance Observer-based Robust Tracking Controller for Uncertain Robot Manipulators, Wonseok Ha and Juhoon Back* pp.417-425
- Frequency-domain Tuning of Robust Fixed-structure Controllers via Quantum-behaved Particle Swarm Optimizer with Cyclic Neighborhood Topology, Yoonkyu Hwang, Young-Rae Ko, Youngil Lee, and Tae-Hyoung Kim* pp.426-436
- Leader-following Cluster Consensus in Multi-agent Systems with Intermittence, Da Huang, Haijun Jiang*, Zhiyong Yu, Chengjun Kang, and Cheng Hu pp.437-451
- A Supervisory Control Theoretic Approach to the Analysis of Democratic Progress, Seong?Jin Park and Jung?Min Yang* pp.452-460
- Lateral Control for Ultra-low Altitude Airdrop Based on the L1 Adaptive Control Augmentation, Jinyong Chang, Jiahai Zhu, Ri Liu, and Wenhan Dong* pp.461-477
- Model-free Adaptive Dynamic Programming Based Near-optimal Decentralized Tracking Control of Reconfigurable Manipulators, Bo Zhao* and Yuanchun Li pp.478-490
- A Sampled-data Approach to Robust H∞ State Estimation for Genetic Regulatory Networks with Random Delays, Weilu Chen, Dongyan Chen*, Jun Hu*, Jinling Liang, and Abdullah M. Dobaie pp.491-504
- Static Output Feedback Stabilization of a Class of Switched Linear Systems with State Constraints, Qingyu Su, Haichao Zhu, and Jian Li* pp.505-511
- An Out-of-sequence Measurement Fusion Method for Guidance Filtering with Delayed Measurements, Sang-Hyeon Kim and Han-Lim Choi* pp.512-521
- A Two-stage State Transition Algorithm for Constrained Engineering Optimization Problems, Jie Han, Chunhua Yang, Xiaojun Zhou*, and Weihua Gui pp.522-534
- Periodic Dynamics for Memristor-based Bidirectional Associative Memory Neural Networks with Leakage Delays and Time-varying Delays, Changjin Xu* and Peiluan Li pp.535-549
- Consensus Analysis for High-order Heterogeneous Networks with Communication Delays and Dynamically Changing Digraphs, Xue Li*, Xueer Chen, Yikang Yang, and Lipo Mo pp.550-558
- A New Adaptive Neuro-sliding Mode Control for Gantry Crane, Slim Frikha*, Mohamed Djemel, and Nabil Derbel pp.559-565
- Leader-following Consensus of Nonlinear Delayed Multi-agent Systems with Randomly Occurring Uncertainties and Stochastic Disturbances under Impulsive Control Input, Yunjian Xu*, Shiguo Peng, and Aiyin Guo pp.566-576
- Distributed Dual-rate Consensus Predictive Control of Looper Tension System in Hot Rolling Mills, Xiao-Dong Zhang, Shao-Shu Gao*, Xin-Ping Liu, and Ting-Pei Huang pp.577-585
- Discussions on Smooth Modifications of Integral Sliding Mode Control, Yongping Pan, Young Hoon Joo, and Haoyong Yu* pp.586-593
- A Suboptimal Shifting Based Zero-pole Placement Method for Systems with Delays, Libor Pekar* and Radek Matu?u pp.594-608
- Fault-tolerant Control for Nonlinear Systems with Multiple Intermittent Faults and Time-varying Delays, Liang Cao and Youqing Wang* pp.609-621
- Control Invariant Sets of Linear Systems with Bounded Disturbances, Shuyou Yu, Yu Zhou, Ting Qu, Fang Xu, and Yan Ma* pp.622-629
- Least Squares based Iterative Parameter Estimation Algorithm for Stochastic Dynamical Systems with ARMA Noise Using the Model Equivalence, Feng Ding*, Dandan Meng, Jiyang Dai, Qishen Li, Ahmed Alsaedi, and Tasawar Hayat pp.630-639
- Further Results on Adaptive State-feedback Stabilization for a Class of Stochastic Nonholonomic Systems with Time Delays, Xiao-Yan Qin* and Hui-Fang Min pp.640-648
- New Results on Finite-time Stabilization for Stochastic Systems with Time-varying Delay, Lihua Zhang, Wenhai Qi*, Yonggui Kao, Xianwen Gao, and Longjiang Zhao pp.649-658
- Controllability Analysis of Nonlinear Neutral-type Fractional-order Differential Systems with State Delay and Impulsive Effects, B. Sundara Vadivoo, Raja Ramachandran, Jinde Cao*, Hai Zhang, and Xiaodi Li pp.659-669
- Input-output Finite-time Control of Uncertain Positive Impulsive Switched Systems with Time-varying and Distributed Delays, Leipo Liu*, Xiangyang Cao, Zhumu Fu, Shuzhong Song, and Hao Xing pp.670-681
- A Delay-partitioning Approach to the Stability Analysis of 2-D Linear Discrete-time Systems with Interval Time-varying Delays, Dan Peng*, Jing Zhang, Changchun Hua, and Change Gao pp.682-688
- IMC-PID Fractional Order Filter Multi-loop Controller Design for Multivariable Systems Based on Two Degrees of Freedom Control Scheme, Tassadit Chekari*, Rachid Mansouri, and Maamar Bettayeb pp.689-701
- Comparison System Method for a class of Stochastic Systems with Variable-time Impulses, Jie Tan, Chuandong Li*, and Tingwen Huang pp.702-708
- An Observer Based Sampled-data Control for Class of Scalar Nonlinear Systems Using Continualized Discretization Method, Triet Nguyen-Van pp.709-716
- Minimum Data Rate for Exponential Stability of Networked Control Systems with Medium Access Constraints, Shixi Wen* and Ge Guo pp.717-725
- A New Global Robust Exponential Stability Criterion for H∞ Control of Uncertain Stochastic Neutral-type Neural Networks with Both Timevarying Delays, Maharajan Chinnamuniyandi, Raja Ramachandran, Jinde Cao*, Grienggrai Rajchakit, and Xiaodi Li pp.726-738
- Control for Underactuated Systems Using Sliding Mode Observer, Djamila Zehar*, Khier Benmahammed, and Khalissa Behih pp.739-748
- RBF Neural Network Sliding Mode Consensus of Multiagent Systems with Unknown Dynamical Model of Leader-follower Agents, Amin Sharafian, Vahid Bagheri, and Weidong Zhang* pp.749-758
- On the Subsystem Level Gain Scheduled Controller Design for MIMO Systems, Vojtech Vesely pp.759-768
- Realization and Demonstration of Enhanced Korean High-speed Train Navigation System with Noise Filtering Schemes, Hyunwoo Ko, Youngbo Shim, and Seung-Hyun Kong* pp.769-781
- Adaptive Pinning Synchronization of Complex Networks with Negative Weights and Its Application in Traffic Road Network, Dan Wang*,Wei-Wei Che, Hao Yu*, and Jia-Yang Li pp.782-790
- Development of Predictive Model based Control Scheme for a Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) Process, Tae Young Kim, Beom Seok Kim, Tae Chang Park, and Yeong Koo Yeo* pp.791-803
- Tracking Error Constrained Super-twisting Sliding Mode Control for Robotic Systems, Cheol-Su Jeong, Jong-Shik Kim, and Seong-Ik Han* pp.804-814
- Visual Distinctiveness Detection of Pedestrian based on Statistically Weighting PLSA for Intelligent Systems, Hyun Chul Song, Gyun Hyuk Lee, Duk-Sun Shim, and Kwang Nam Choi* pp.815-822
- Application of the Fuzzy Logic for the Development of Automnomous Robot with Obstacles Deviation
"Lucas Alves Dias*, Roger William de Oliveira Silva*, Paulo Cesar da Silva Emanuel*, Andre Ferrus Filho, and Rodrigo Teixeira Bento" pp.823-833
- Generating Homogeneous Map with Targets and Paths for Coordinated Search, Hyeun Jeong Min pp.834-843
- An Enhanced IBVS Controller of a 6DOF Manipulator Using Hybrid PDSMC Method, Shutong Li, Ahmad Ghasemi, Wenfang Xie*, and Yanbin Gao pp.844-855
- Wind-gust Compensation Algorithm based on High-gain Residual Observer to Control a Quadrotor Aircraft: Real-time Verification Task at Fixed Point, Abraham Efraim Rodriguez-Mata*, Ivan Gonzalez-Hernandez, Gabriel Jesus Rangel Peraza, Sergio Salazar, and Rogelio Lozano Leal pp.856-866
- GPS Signal Tracking on a Multi-antenna Mounted Spinning Vehicle by Compensating for the Spin Effects, Hun Cheol Im and Sang Jeong Lee* pp.867-874
- Impedance Identification Using Tactile Sensing and Its Adaptation for an Underactuated Gripper Manipulation, Zhong-Yi Chu, Shao-Bo Yan*, Jian Hu, and Shan Lu pp.875-886
- IMC-based Design for Teleoperation Systems with Time Delays, Yuling Li, Yixin Yin, and Dezheng Zhang* pp.887-895
- Robust Control of Spacecraft: Application to an Actuated Simulator, Maryam Malekzadeh pp.896-903
- Zhang Dynamics based Tracking Control of Knee Exoskeleton with Time-dependent Inertial and Viscous Parameters, Zhan Li* and Ziguang Yin pp.904-911
- A Normalized Measurement Vector Model for Enhancing Localization Performance of 6-DoF Bearing-only SLAM, Sukchang Yun, Yeonjo Kim, Byoungjin Lee, and Sangkyung Sung* pp.912-920
- Enhanced Robust Motion Tracking Control for 6 Degree-of-freedom Industrial Assembly Robot with Disturbance Adaption, Li Pan, Tao Gao, Fang Xu, and Libin Zhang* pp.921-928
- Development of Direct-printed Tactile Sensors for Gripper Control through Contact and Slip Detection, Ju-Kyoung Lee, Hyun-Hee Kim, Jae-Won Choi, Kyung-Chang Lee, and Suk Lee* pp.929-936
- Improvement of Tracking Control of a Sliding Mode Controller for Robot Manipulators by a Neural Network, Seul Jung pp.937-943

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4.10. Contents: IET Control Theory & Applications
Contributed by: Alexandria Lipka, alipka@theiet.org

IET Control Theory & Applications
Volume 12
April 2018

http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-cta/12/6

- Derek Percy Atherton, Professor John Clifford West, Pages 707 - 709
- J.C. West, Reproduction of Prof. J.C. West's, ‟Forty years in control”, Pages 710 - 717
- Yi Bo Huang, Jianqi An, Yong He, Min Wu, Quasi-convex combination method and its application to the stability analysis of 2D discrete-time Roesser systems with time-varying delays, Pages 718 - 727
- Mohammad Mehdi Mardani, Mokhtar Shasadeghi, Behrouz Safarinejadian, Design of distributed sampled-data fuzzy controller for a class of non-linear hyperbolic PDE systems: input delay approach, Pages 728 - 737
- Kang Wu, Zhongcai Zhang, Changyin Sun, Disturbance-observer-based output feedback control of non-linear cascaded systems with external disturbance, Pages 738 - 744
- Christophe Labar, Emanuele Garone, Michel Kinnaert, Sub-optimal extremum seeking control for static maps, Pages 745 - 752
- Yuanzhen Feng, Wei Xing Zheng, Group consensus control for discrete-time heterogeneous first- and second-order multi-agent systems, Pages 753 - 760
- Yousef Alipouri, Biao Huang, Hariprasad Kodamana, MV bound and MV controller for convex-non-linear systems with input constraints, Pages 761 - 769
- Yanfeng Wu, Mingcong Deng, Operator-based robust non-linear vibration control for an L-shaped arm with unknown load by using on-line wavelet transform, Pages 770 - 777
- Lida Edalati, Ali Khaki Sedigh, Mahdi Aliyari Shooredeli, Ali Moarefianpour, Asymptotic tracking control of strict-feedback non-linear systems with output constraints in the presence of input saturation, Pages 778 - 785
- Hicham El Aiss, Hafsaa Rachid, Abdelaziz Hmamed, Ahmed El Hajjaji, Approach to delay-dependent robust stability and stabilisation of delta operator systems with time-varying delays, Pages 786 - 792
- Chaoxu Guan, Zhongyang Fei, Zhenhuan Wang, Ligang Wu, Stabilisation of continuous-time switched 2D systems with all unstable modes, Pages 793 - 801
- Anoop Jain, Debasish Ghose, Prathyush P. Menon, Multi-vehicle formation in a controllable force field with non-identical controller gains, Pages 802 - 811
- Alexander Aleksandrov, Oliver Mason, Diagonal stability of a class of discrete-time positive switched systems with delay, Pages 812 - 818
- Shigen Gao, Hairong Dong, Bin Ning, Tao Tang, Yidong Li, Nonlinear mapping-based feedback technique of dynamic surface control for the chaotic PMSM using neural approximation and parameter identification, Pages 819 - 827
- Chuanchuan Xu, Bin Zhou, Guang-Ren Duan, Delayed output feedback of discrete-time time-delay systems with applications to spacecraft rendezvous, Pages 828 - 836
- Yuanhong Ren, Weiqun Wang, Yixiang Wang, Incremental stability for switched non-linear systems based on geometrically incremental dissipativity, Pages 837 - 846

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

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.20, No.2 March, 2018
CONTENTS

[Invited Paper]
1. Fault-Tolerant Control Allocation for Overactuated Nonlinear Systems (Pages: 621-634), Andrea Cristofaro, Marios M. Polycarpou and Tor Arne Johansen

[Regular Paper]
2. Determining Dissipativity of Switched Nonlinear Systems Using Linearization (Pages: 635-645), Hanmei Wang and Jun Zhao
3. Distributed Fixed-Time Coordinated Tracking for Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems Under Directed Graphs (Pages: 646-658), Boda Ning, Zongyu Zuo, Jiong Jin and Jinchuan Zheng
4. Output Tracking for One-Dimensional Schrödinger Equation subject to Boundary Disturbance (Pages: 659-668), Jun-Jun Liu, Jun-Min Wang and Ya-Ping Guo
5. Stabilization of Non-Linear Fractional-Order Uncertain Systems (Pages: 669-677),  Yude Ji, Mingxing Du and Yanping Guo
6. Velocity Reversal Systems: A Simple Friction Model for Telescopes (Pages: 678-688), T. S. Kumar and Ravi N. Banavar
7. An Extended Car-Following Model With Consideration of the Driver's Memory and Control Strategy (Pages: 689-696), Yi-ming Zheng, Rong-jun Cheng, Hong-xia Ge and Siu-ming Lo
8. Incomplete Logical Control System and its Application to Some Intellectual Problems (Pages: 697-706), Xiao Zhang, Yuanhua Wang and Daizhan Cheng
9. Control and Synchronization Of A Class Of Uncertain Fractional Order Chaotic Systems Via Adaptive Backstepping Control (Pages: 707-720), Manoj Kumar Shukla and B.B. Sharma
10. Suboptimal Output Consensus for Time-Delayed Singular Multi-Agent Systems (Pages: 721-734), Jiajing Wang, Ming He, Jianxiang Xi and Xiaogang Yang
11. Composite Disturbance-Observer-Based Control and H∞ Control for High Speed Trains with Actuator Faults (Pages: 735-745),Hairong Dong, Xue Lin, Xiuming Yao, Weiqi Bai and Bin Ning
12. WDOP-based Summation Inequality and its Application to Exponential Stability of Linear Delay Difference Systems (Pages: 746-754), Xian Zhang, Wanzhen Shang and Yantao Wang
13. Dynamic Output Feedback Robust MPC With one Free Control Move for LPV Model With Bounded Disturbance (Pages: 755-767), Baocang Ding, Pengjun Wang and Jianchen Hu
14. Full Adaptive Integral Backstepping Controller for Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (Pages: 768-779), Mohsen Hoshyar and Mirhamed Mola
15. Adaptive Neural Dynamic Surface Control for Stochastic Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems with Input and Output Constraints (Pages: 780-789), Wen-Jie Si, Xun-De Dong and Fei-Fei Yang
16. Frequency Interval Gramians Based Structure Preserving Model Order Reduction for Second Order Systems (Pages: 790-801), Shafiq Haider, Abdul Ghafoor, Muhammad Imran and Fahad Mumtaz Malik
17. Uncertain Saturated Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Control for A Wind Turbine Using A Two-Mass Model (Pages: 802-818), Chaker Zaafouri, Borhen Torchani, Anis Sellami and Germain Garcia
18. Stochastic Stability and Stabilization of Singular It ô-type Markovian Jump Systems with Uncertain Transition Rates: An LMI Approach (Pages: 819-828), Baoping Jiang, Cunchen Gao and Yonggui Kao
19. Stabilization Criteria for Singular Fuzzy Systems With Random Delay and Mixed Actuator Failures (Pages: 829-838), Sakthivel Rathinasamy, M. Rathika, B. Kaviarasan and Hao Shen
20. Direct Adaptive Fuzzy Backstepping Control for Stochastic Nonlinear SISO Systems with Unmodeled Dynamics (Pages: 839-855), Xiumei Zhang, Xikui Liu and Yan Li
21. Backstepping Control for Flexible Joint with Friction Using Wavelet Neural Networks and L2-Gain Approach (Pages: 856-866), Ming Chu, Qingxuan Jia and Hanxu Sun
22. Desired Compensation Adaptive Repetitive Control of Electrical-Optical Gyro-Stabilized Platform with High-Precision Disturbance Compensation (Pages: 867-880), Yuefei Wu and Dong Yue
23. Stability Analysis of Periodic Solution for a Complex-valued Neural Networks With Bounded and Unbounded Delays (Pages: 881-892), Bo Du
24. Adaptive Failure Compensation for Uncertain Systems with Unknown Utility Decrement of Actuators (Pages: 893-905), Jianping Cai, Meng Zhang, Lantao Xing and Lujuan Shen
25. Control of Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems with Microinverters: New Theoretical Design and Numerical Evaluation (Pages: 906-918), Abdelhafid Yahya, Hassan El Fadil, Mustapha Oulcaid, Leila Ammeh, Fouad Giri and Josep M. Guerrero

[Brief Paper]
1. Discrete-Time Consensus Filters for Average Tracking of Time-Varying Inputs on Directed Switching Graphs (Pages: 919-934), Shuai Li and Yi Guo
2. Controllability of Fractional Differential Equation of Order α∈(1,2] With Non-Instantaneous Impulses (Pages: 935-942), Malik Muslim and Avadhesh Kumar
3. Distributed Consensus-Based Optimization of Multiple Load Aggregators for Secondary Frequency Control (Pages: 943-955), Qian Tang, Hong Zhou, Zhi-Wei Liu and Qi-Jun Deng
4. Distributed Consensus of Third-order Multi-agent Systems with Communication Delay (Pages: 956-961), Wenying Hou, Minyue Fu and Huanshui Zhang
5. Model Free Adaptive Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems Using Quantized Information (Pages: 962-968), Xuhui Bu, Yingxu Qiao, Zhongsheng Hou and Junqi Yang

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4.12. Contents: Nonlinear Studies
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

Vol 25 No 1 (2018): Nonlinear Studies
http://nonlinearstudies.com/index.php/nonlinear/issue/view/164
Published: 2018-02-28

Articles
- A two-dimensional maximum-entropy-based model for the source reconstruction in a monitoring network, Carlo Bianca, Rapha¨el Sasportas, Xavier Busch
- A mathematical model of tissue formation: Symbioticism via differential adhesion and cell surface organelles, P.L. Antonelli, S.F. Rutz, G.S. Ferreira Jr.
- Effect of prey migration on a delayed stage-structured prey-predator dynamics, Shashi Kant, Vivek Kumar
- Entropy solutions for nonlinear parabolic problems with noncoercivity term in divergence form in generalized Musielak-Orlicz spaces Abdeslam Talha, Abdelmoujib Benkirane, Mohamed Saad Bouh Elemine Vall
- Nonlinear methods to control synchronization between fractional-order and integer-order chaotic systems, Adel Ouannas, Okba Zehrour, Zaid Laadjal
- New oscillation criteria for second order delay differential equations with non-positive neutral term, Ramalingam Arul, Venkatachalam Subramaniyam Shobha, Ethiraju Thandapani
- A result on approximate controllability results for fractional neutral integro-differential equations with nonlocal and finite, delay conditions in Hilbert spaces, A. Anuradha, M. Mallika Arjunan
- Controllability results for mixed Volterra-Fredholm type fractional integrodifferential equations with infinite delay in Banach spaces, R. Nirmalkumar, R. Murugesu
- Class of Weyl integral operators associated with some generalized function spaces, Shrideh Khalaf Q. Al-Omari
- Results on fractional neutral integro-differential systems with state-dependent delay in Banach spaces, N. Valliammal, C. Ravichandran
- A mathematically derived definitional/semantical theory of truth, Seppo Viljami Heikkilä
-  Existence and stability of positive periodic solutions for delay nonlinear dynamic equations, Faycal Bouchelaghem, Abdelouaheb Ardjouni, Ahcene Djoudi
- Some properties for meromorphically multivalent functions associated with differ-integral operator, R.M. El-Ashwah, W.Y. Kota
- Non-linear dynamics of expression of BMAL1: a mathematical study, Kalyan Das, Nurul Huda Gazi, Siddhartha Singha, Sandra Pinelas
- The pseudospectral Legendre method for solving the HIV infection model of CD4+T cells, Kourosh Parand, Fatemeh Mirahmadian, Mehdi Delkhosh

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4.13. Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Contributed by: Gamar Mammadova, f_aliev@hotmail.com

TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 9, No.1, 2018
ISSN 2076-2585

- Generalized Metric Spaces: Survey T. Došenović, S. Radenović, S. Sedghi
- Extended Rectifying Curves as New Kind of Modified Darboux Vectors, Y. Yayli, I. Gok, H. H. Hacisalihoglu
- Local Convergence of a Hansen-Patrick-like Family of Optimal Fourth Order Methods, I.K. Argyros, S. George
- Convenient Pretopologies on Z2, J. Ṥlapal
- Decision Making Support in Human Resource Management Based on Multi-Objective Optimization, M. H. Mammadova Z. G. Jabrayilova
- Optimal Decision Making for Well Interventions under Uncertainty, R.A. Aliev, H.G. Hajiyev, O.H.Huseynov
- A New Approach to Separability and Compactness in Soft Topological Spaces, S. Bayramov, Gunduz C. Aras
- The Fibonacci Numbers of Asymptotically Lacunary of χ2 over Probabilistic p- Metric Spaces
- Deepmala, Vandana, N. Subramanian, L.N. Mishra
- On Factorization of Matrix Polynomial with Respect to the Unit Circle, F.A. Aliev, V.B. Larin

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4.14. CFP: International Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems
Contributed by: Jing Wang, jingwang@bradley.edu

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems (IJCPS)
https://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-cyber-...
Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2019.

With the rapid development of computing, communication and sensing technology, recent years have seen an ever-increasing research interest in the study of distributed cyber-physical systems. Cyber-physical systems may be generically defined as a group of dynamical systems in which both cyber layer (computer/communication/control) and physical layer (plant models) coexist. The behaviors of cyber-physical systems are exhibited through the local interaction among subsystems that individually have the capability of self-operating. Engineered cyber-physical systems have been developed and studied as seen in robotic networks, power grids, computer networks, and sensor networks. In particular, those systems have found a wide range of potential applications in surveillance and reconnaissance, cooperative exploration for search and rescue missions, environmental sensing and monitoring, cooperative transportation, and congestion and flow control of networks. The International Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems (IJCPS) aims at presenting the state-of-the-art on controls of distributed cyber-physical systems. The particular focus is on distributed control, estimation, optimization and applications of networked cyber-physical systems. The journal provides a venue for disseminating research outcomes on unraveling the structure, security, system properties, and efficient control strategies of networked cyber-physical systems.

Coverage
Potential topics covered include, but are not limited to:
Distributed Coordination Algorithms for Cyber-Physical Systems
Distributed Estimation of Environment Unknowns Using a Multiagent Team
Task Coordination of Multiagent Systems
Security on Cyber-Physical Systems
Detection of Emergent Behaviors in Cyber-Physical Systems
Cooperative Control of Cyber-Physical Systems Under Limited Communication
Path Planning and Navigation of Multiagent Systems
Control Applications Using a Team of Ground, Aerial, and Underwater Robots
Experimental Validation of Control of Multiagent Systems

Submission
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

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4.15. CFP: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Hassen FOURATI, hassen.fourati@gipsa-lab.fr

Special issue on “Recent Advances on Data Fusion, Estimation in Navigation and Control”

Asian Journal of Control
(Wiley, Impact Factor 1.42, indexed by ISI Journal Citation Reports, SCOPUS, Web of Science, etc.)
http://www.ajc.org.tw/pages/specialmain.htm

Deadline for papers submission: April 30, 2018

The category of paper to choose would be the topic of the special issue.

For questions, please Hassen FOURATI, hassen.fourati@gipsa-lab.fr.

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5. Conferences

5.1. International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing
Contributed by: Marian Barbu, Marian.Barbu@ugal.ro

22nd International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing - ICSTCC 2018
October 10-12, 2018, Sinaia, Romania
Website: http://www.icstcc.ugal.ro/2018

ICSTCC 2018 aims at bringing together under a unique forum, scientists from Academia and Industry, to discuss the state of the art and the new trends in System Theory, Control and Computer Engineering, promoting professional interactions and fellowship.

ICSTCC 2018 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society.
In accordance with the Letter of Acquisition signed with IEEE, the Proceedings of ICSTCC 2018 will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The Proceedings will also be submitted for indexing in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (formerly ISI Proceedings).

ICSTCC 2018 conference will be hosted by the beautiful International Center for Conferences – CASINO Sinaia. Sinaia is one of the most famous and oldest mountain tourist resorts in Romania, known as “The Carpathian Pearl”. It is best known for being the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. We are planning a number of field trips: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Alberto Bemporad (Italy)
Gildas Besancon (France)
Emilia Fridman (Israel)
Ion Necoara (Romania)
Dorothee Normand-Cyrot (France)
Sigurd Skogestad (Norway)

Important dates:
- April 27, 2018: Invited Session proposal submission
- May 4, 2018: Initial paper submission
- June 29, 2018: Notification of acceptance
- July 27, 2018: Final submission and registration payment

The main areas of interest are: Automation and Robotics; Computer Science and Engineering; Electronics and Instrumentation

All papers should be submitted via the online submission system at http://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl#STCC18

For further information please contact the organizing committee at: icstcc2018@ugal.ro.

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

2018 18th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2018)
October 17~20, 2018
YongPyong Resort, PyeongChang, GangWon Province, Korea
http://2018.iccas.org

Call for Papers: http://icros.org/data/download/ICCAS2018/ICCAS2018_CFP.pdf

The aim of the ICCAS is to bring together researchers and engineers worldwide to present their latest works, and disseminate the state-of-the-art technologies related to control, automation, robotics, and systems.

IMPORTANT DATES
- May 31, 2018 : Submission of Regular Papers (3~6 pages)
- June 30, 2018 : Submission of Organized Session/Mini-symposium Proposal with Papers and Research Poster Papers (1~2 pages)
- July 31, 2018 : Notification of Acceptance
- August 31, 2018 : Submission of Final Camera-ready Papers

PAPER SUBMISSION: The conference invites three types of submission: "Regular Paper", "Research Poster Paper", and "Organized (Invited) Session/Mini-symposium Paper". To submit papers, go "Online Paper Submission" on the website: http://sigongji.2018.iccas.org/

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE: http://2018.iccas.org/?page_id=81

Indexed in: IEEE Xplore, EI compendex, and SCOPUS

PLENARY SPEAKERS
- Edwin K. P. Chong (Colorado State Univ., USA)
- Mattew W. Smuck (Stanford Univ., USA)
- Janan Zaytoon (Univ. of Reims, France)
- Xiaoyan Zhu (Tsinghua Univ., China)
- Hideaki Ishii (Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Japan)

-- Welcome to PyeongChang, 2018 Winter Olympics Venue --
PyeongChang is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. It’s known for Odaesan National Park, with trails crisscrossing the Taebaek Mountains. The park is also home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa Temple, with its 9-story octagonal pagoda. Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village explores the life of early-20th-century poet Lee Hyo-seok. On the Heungjeong Valley bank are the 7 themed gardens of Herbnara Farm.

General Chair: Chul Joo Hwang (President of ICROS; Jusung Engineering, Korea)Organizing Chair: Sungwan Kim (Seoul Nat’l Univ., Korea)
Program Chair: Jung Kim (KAIST, Korea)

Organized by Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS)
Technically Co-sponsored by: IEEE CSS; IEEE RAS; IEEE IES; SICE; ACA; ISA; CACS; TCCT, CAA; ECTI; CAAI

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5.3. Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
Contributed by: Angie Ellis, amellis@illinois.edu

56th Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing – October 2-5, 2018

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS | Negar Kiyavash & Daniel Liberzon

Conference website: http://allerton.csl.illinois.edu/

Call for Papers: Submission Deadline: July 9, 2018

Manuscripts can be submitted from June 15-July 9, 2018 with the submission deadline of July 9th being firm. Please follow the instructions at allerton.csl.illinois.edu.

IMPORTANT DATES

JULY 9 — Submission Deadline

AUGUST 6 — Acceptance Date Authors will be notified of acceptance via email by August 6, 2018, at which time they will also be sent detailed instructions for the preparation of their papers for the Conference Proceedings.

AFTER AUGUST 6 — Registration Opens

OCTOBER 2 — Opening Tutorial Lectures given by Paulo Tabuada and Joao Hespanha at the Coordinated Science Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

OCTOBER 3-5 — Conference Sessions at the University of Illinois Allerton Park & Retreat Center. The Allerton House is located 26 miles southwest of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois in a wooded area on the Sangamon River. It is part of the 1,500 acre Robert Allerton Park, a complex of natural and man-made beauty designated as a National natural landmark. Allerton Park has 20 miles of well-maintained trails and a living gallery of formal gardens, studded with sculptures collected from around the world.

PLENARY SPEAKER — A. Stephen Morse, Dudley Professor of Electrical Engineering at Yale University

OCTOBER 7 — Final Paper Deadline Final versions of papers that are presented at the conference must be submitted electronically in order to appear in the Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

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5.4. ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
Contributed by: Kostas Margellos, kostas.margellos@eng.ox.ac.uk

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION — 21st ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control

HSCC 2018 is the 21st in a series of single-track conferences focusing on original research on concepts, tools, and techniques from computer science, control theory, and applied mathematics for the analysis and control of hybrid systems, with an emphasis on computational aspects. By drawing on strategies from computation and control, hybrid systems theory finds application in both man-made cyber-physical systems and natural systems.

HSCC 2018 will be held in Porto, Portugal, from April 11 to April 13, 2018, as part of the CPS Week 2018 (http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/cpsweek2018/), that includes also the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), and several other smaller events.

PROGRAM

HSCC 2018 program covers a wide spectrum of topics, from theoretical results to practical considerations related to the implementation of tools for modeling, verification, control design. We trust that researchers from academy and industry who are interested in hybrid systems theory and its applications will find the program of HSCC 2018 stimulating and inspiring for their work. The program (see https://www.hscc2018.deib.polimi.it/program) includes:

- nine sessions with presentations of regular and tool papers, and a Demo and Poster session
- HSCC Keynote “Compositional Synthesis for Symbolic Control” by Antoine Girard, CNRS, France
- HSCC-ICCPS Panel Session “What are the challenges posed to CPS theory by modern applications?”
with the participation of Frank Allgower (University of Stuttgart), James Kapinski (Toyota Research Institute of North America), Jens Oehlerking (Robert Bosch GmbH), Patrick Panciatici (RTE French Transmission System Operator), Akshay Rajhans (MathWorks), Joao Tasso de Figueiredo Borges de Sousa (University of Porto)

AWARDS (and supporters)

Best Demo/Poster (Toyota), Best Repeatability Evaluation (Ansys), and *New this year* Test-of-Time (Bosch and MathWorks) and Best Paper (Denso)

REGISTRATION - See http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/cpsweek2018/reg

VENUE AND LOCAL INFORMATION can be found at http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/cpsweek2018/venue/

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5.5. Interational Conference on Network Games, Control and Optimization
Contributed by: Quanyan Zhu, qz494@nyu.edu

Interational Conference, NETwork Games, COntrol and OPtimization, New York, November 14-16, 2018
www.netgcoop.org

NETGCOOP 2018 welcomes original papers related to many network application domains, such as mobile and fixed access networks, computer networks, social networks, transportation networks, and more recently electricity grids and biological networks. Both conceptual and algorithmic tools are needed for efficient and robust control operation, for performance optimization, and for better understanding of relationships between entities which may be cooperative or act selfishly, in uncertain and possibly adversarial environments. We encourage both theoretical contributions and submissions relating to real world empirical measurements, experimental studies.

Important Dates:

Manuscript submission: June 22, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 27, 2018
Camera-Ready submission: September 15, 2018
Conference: November 14-16, 2018

Conference Organizers:

General Co-Chairs: Jean Walrand (UC Berkeley).
General Vice Co-Chair : Yezekael Hayel (University of Avignon) and Quanyan Zhu (New York University).
TPC Co-Chairs: Rachid El-Azouzi (University of Avignon), Jianwei Huang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and Ishai Menasche (Microsoft Research).

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5.6. Indian Control Conference
Contributed by: Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, m.vidyasagar@iith.ac.in

The Fifth Indian Control Conference will take place during January 9-11 (Wednesday through Friday), 2019, on the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Previous ICCs were held in Chennai (2015), Hyderabad (2016), Guwahati (2017), and Kanpur (2018).

We have already lined up three excellent plenary speakers for the Fifth ICC, namely:

Prof. Andrew Alleyne, Illinois
Prof. Subhashis Chaudhury, IIT Bombay
Prof. Mustafa Khammash, ETH Zurich

As with previous ICCs, the Fifth ICC has received Technical Co-Sponsorship and Proceedings Acquisition from the IEEE Control Systems Society. Therefore papers presented at the ICC will appear in IEEE Xplore, after a quality review.

The paper submission deadline is May 25th, 2018. Further details can be found on our web site: icc.org.in

We look forward to welcoming you to Delhi in January 2019.

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5.7. IEEE 2018 Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting
Contributed by: Alberto Sanchez, aesanchez@ieee.org

IEEE 2018 Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting CfP

http://sites.ieee.org/etcm-2018

Important Dates
Full Paper Submission: 10 June 2018
Acceptance Notification: 31 July 2018
Final paper Submission: 18 August 2018
Workshops & Tutorials: 15-16 October 2018
Conference Dates: 17-19 October 2018

Invitation
The IEEE Ecuador section takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 2018 IEEE ETCM, which will be held from October 17th-19th 2018 in Cuenca, Ecuador.

The 2018 IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting (ETCM) will be the third edition of the running series of conferences organized by the IEEE Ecuador Section and which intends to provide a highly prestigious venue for researchers, students and practitioners from the IEEE Technical Society Chapters in Ecuador.

The conference covers both theoretical and practical issues related to Communications, Computing, Control Systems, Industrial Electronics, Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Power and Energy, Robotics and Automation, Electron Devices and use of Standards.

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5.8. Australia & New Zealand Control Conference
Contributed by: Ljubo Vlacic, l.vlacic@griffith.edu.au

THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND CONTROL CONFERENCE – ANZCC 2018
07 – 08 December 2018, Melbourne, Australia
http://anzcc.org.au/ANZCC2018/index.php

Submission of draft papers (all types): 05 June 2018
Invited Session proposals: 01 June 2018
Workshop & Tutorial proposals: 05 June 2018
Author notification: 15 August 2018
Final papers: 01 September 2018
Early registration: 30 August 2018
The Award Nominations: 15 October 2018
Workshops/Tutorials: 06 December 2018
Conference: 7 – 8 December 2018

In addition to traditional paper type submissions, ANZCC 2018 is also seeking submissions of:
* Practitioner papers, 2 – 6 pages; and
* Presentation-only papers 2 – 6 pages.

Further details can be obtained from http://anzcc.org.au/ANZCC2018/authinfo.php

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5.9. CITRIS/CPAR Control Theory and Automation Symposium
Contributed by: Abhishek Halder, ahalder@ucsc.edu

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, People and Robots Initiative (CPAR) Control Theory and Automation Symposium will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm at UC Santa Cruz.

Website: https://norcal-control.github.io/

This symposium will kick off the 1st NorCal Control Workshop, an annual event providing a forum to bring together students, postdocs and faculty from various universities, as well as representatives from industry, in the Northern California region working in the broad area of systems and control to share knowledge and build new connections.

This inaugural event is organized by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, People and Robots Initiative (CPAR) [web: http://citris-uc.org/initiatives/robotics-2/], and the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center (CPSRC) [https://cps.soe.ucsc.edu/] at UC Santa Cruz and focuses on a timely theme to the field of systems and control. A goal of the symposium is to spark discussions leading to answers to the following questions: What are the key challenges in the development of control and automation solutions to the complex problems of today? What are unique future opportunities and problems where control and automation would play a key role? The event features two keynote talks, a panel with systems and control experts from academia and industry on current challenges and future directions, as well as a poster and networking session.

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5.10. IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems
Contributed by: Claudio De Persis, c.de.persis@rug.nl

7th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys18)
August 27-28, 2018
University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
https://fwn06.housing.rug.nl/necsys2018/

INVITATION
The Organising Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 7th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys18) to be held at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, August 27-28, 2018.

SCOPE
Networked systems and complex dynamical systems can be taken as composed of a large number of simple systems interacting through a communication medium. These systems arise as natural models in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as sensor networks, autonomous and unmanned vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT), smart manufacturing systems (Industry 4.0), biological networks, and animal cooperative aggregation.

The workshop will focus on recent theoretical and experimental developments in the last few years for the analysis, design, identification, estimation and control of networked systems. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from control, computer science, communication, game theory, statistics, mathematics and other areas, as well as practitioners in the related industrial or educational fields, to discuss emerging topics in networked systems of common interest.

PROGRAMME & PLENARY SPEAKERS
Following the tradition of previous NecSys workshops, the workshop will be single track and will feature plenary presentations and poster/interactive sessions of contributed papers. The plenary speakers who have so far confirmed their presence are:

- Carlos Canudas de Wit (CNRS, GIPSA-Lab)
- Jorge Cortes (University of California San Diego)
- Florian Dorfler (ETH Zurich)
- Antoine Girard (CNRS, L2S)
- Julien Hendrickx (UC Louvain)
- Paul Van den Hof (TU Eindhoven)
- Steve Morse (Yale University)
- Giuseppe Notarstefano (University of Salento)
- Lacra Pavel (University of Toronto)

Titles and abstracts are available at
https://fwn06.housing.rug.nl/necsys2018/speakers.html

IMPORTANT DATES
* Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2018 (see the conference website for the most updated information)
* Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2018
* Final paper submission deadline: July 20, 2018

COMMITTEES
Conference Co-chairs
* Claudio De Persis (University of Groningen)
* Ming Cao (University of Groningen)

International Programme Committee Chair
* Mehran Mesbahi (University of Washington)

International Programme Committee Co-chairs
* Kanat Camlibel (University of Groningen)
* Hyungbo Shim (Seoul National University)

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5.11. World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com

World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
WHEN: July 3, 2018 – July 6, 2018
WHERE: American University of Armenia, Yerevan
Website: http://www.icnpaa.com
http://www.internationalmathematics.com/icnpaa/
ICNPAA's AIM

Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Science have stimulated cooperation among scientists from a variety of disciplines. Developments in computer technology have additionally allowed for solutions of mathematical problems. This international forum will extend scholarly cooperation and collaboration, encouraging the dissemination of ideas and information.
The conference will have a pool of active researchers, with a proper balance between academia and industry, as well as between senior and junior researchers, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. It is anticipated that such a balance will provide both senior and junior researchers an opportunity to interact and to have a wider picture of recent advances in their respective fields. The conference, especially, enables the setting up of new interdisciplinary research directions among its participants by establishing links with world renowned researchers, making possible joint international projects that will no doubt bring about fresh and innovative ideas and technologies in engineering, aerospace and sciences

Co-Sponsored by: AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
IFIP: International Federation of Information Processing
American University of Armenia, Yerevan

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5.12. ACC Workshop on “Interdisciplinary Research to Advance the State-of-the-Art in Human Machine Interaction and Human Robot Interaction”
Contributed by: Neera Jain, neerajain@purdue.edu

We invite you to participate in our upcoming workshop at the 2018 ACC titled "Interdisciplinary Research to Advance the State-of-the-Art in Human Machine Interaction and Human Robot Interaction." There is a growing need for expertise from the social science and human factors communities to strengthen our modeling, theoretical foundations, and data collection and analysis methods. While a large number of recent requests for proposals specifically call for multidisciplinary collaboration, building the necessary relationships to do so is often difficult. Therefore, the goals of this workshop are to 1) facilitate networking among researchers in both engineering and the social sciences, 2) brainstorm critical research needs in HMI and HRI, and 3) discuss strategies for successful collaboration across disciplines for HMI and HRI research. Participants will be engaged through talks delivered by experts in academia, government, and industry, break-out group discussions, and networking activities. Faculty, students, and other researchers who are interested in the broader area of human-machine and/or human-robot interaction, with a particular emphasis on engaging in multidisciplinary collaborations, are encouraged to register for the workshop. Confirmed speakers include researchers in human factors and psychology at Sandia National Laboratories and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Date: June 26th, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Organizers: Neera Jain and Tahira Reid (Purdue University)

You can find more info here: http://acc2018.a2c2.org/technical-program/workshops/

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6. Positions

6.1. PhD: University of Houston, USA
Contributed by: Zheng Chen, zchen43@central.uh.edu

The Bio-inspired Robotics and Controls Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston has available NSF funding to support PhD students in the general area of Bio-inspired Robotics, Soft Actuators and Sensors, Bio-mechatronics, and Dynamics and Control. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in control theory, modeling of complex dynamic systems, real-time control system design, system identification, micro/nano fabrication. Good programming skills and experience with C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink is an asset. A background in soft actuators and sensors as well as prior working experience with underwater robot design will be an advantage. Applicant to this position should already have completed (or will soon complete) a Master degree in systems and controls, electrical engineering, and/or mechanical engineering. The funding covers the cost of full tuition and stipends at a competitive rate and can start as early as Fall 2018.

The position will remain open until filled. Interested individuals should send their detailed curriculum vitae, copies of their recent transcripts, personal statement, a copy of their best publication in English, and if applicable GRE/TOFEL test scores to Dr. Zheng Chen (zchen43@central.uh.edu).

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6.2. PhD: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Contributed by: Lars Imsland, lars.imsland@ntnu.no

A fully funded PhD research fellowship position within “Economic Model Predictive Control Across Different Time Scales” is available at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Candidates that expect to complete their Master degree studies by summer 2018 can apply.

Further information and application form can be found at https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/149184/phd-research-...

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6.3. PhD: University of Exeter, UK
Contributed by: Tim Hughes, t.h.hughes@exeter.ac.uk

PhD: University of Exeter.
"Economic uncertainty and the robust design of sustainable financial systems"
Closing date for applications: 6 April 2018

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £14,777 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend. The student would be based in Mathematics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Project Description:
Recent years have seen sustained growth in aggregate debt levels (private + public debt) and rising inequality. Indeed, excessive rises in debt levels are attributed as one of the main causes of the 2008 financial crisis. Attempts to explain this instability have led to several competing economic models, which exhibit differing dynamics and result in differing conclusions on important issues such as austerity and banking regulations. This project will use and develop techniques from mathematical systems and control to (1) investigate the sensitivity of economic dynamics to these differing modelling assumptions; and (2) design mechanisms for controlling aggregate debt levels and other key economic indicators, which are robust to the inherent modelling uncertainties. The objective is to inform the understanding of contemporary economic dynamics and the design of more sustainable, equitable and efficient financial systems.

For further details, see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3063

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6.4. PhD: GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France
Contributed by: C. Prieur, christophe.prieur@gipsa-lab.fr

PhD position at GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France.

Project title: Estimating the attitude by IMU/vision measurements in navigation: an automatic control approach.

The proposed work will consist in exploring different approaches to estimate the attitude and position of the body by using magnetic, inertial and vision measures. Each types of measure have its own bias, drift, and possible perturbation, but we aim in designing new estimation algorithms. A possible track will consist in developing a thorough model of all the measured signals (continuous time and discrete time) in the context of developing a new observer, integrating all measures in one step, and not using separate objectives and separate observers, with a post-processing of observer outputs.

PhD candidates should have a Masters degree with a strong background in control theory. Knowledge of observers and nonlinear dynamics with computed skills are welcome.

Starting date: flexible, as soon as a competent candidate has been selected.

For more information, see
http://www.gipsa-lab.fr/~christophe.prieur/Offers/phd1.pdf
Contact christophe.prieur@gipsa-lab.fr
with a detailed resume, the CV and a list of (at least) two references.

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6.5. PhD: University of Lübeck, Germany
Contributed by: Georg Schildbach, georg.schildbach@uni-luebeck.de

Ph.D. Position in Autonomous Systems

We are looking for a passionate doctoral student to join the research group on Autonomous Systems with focus on “intelligent planing and control”. Your responsibilities are to carry out an independent research project, to support our teaching, to supervise Bachelors and Masters theses, and to help with laboratory experiments. Possible areas of research include:
• Algorithms for advanced control
• Numerical optimization for embedded systems
• Machine learning for object detection and situation interpretation
• Motion planning and trajectory tracking
• Strategies for the reliability of safety-critical systems
The main prerequisite is a good Masters degree in any subdiscipline of computer science, engineering, or mathematics as well as a strong motivation for research. In addition, you should have some experience with computer programming and scientific writing, and be able to communicate fluently in English. Prior in the field of robotics or mechatronics would be a plus, but not a strict requirement.

For more information see:
https://www.uni-luebeck.de/fileadmin/uzl_personal/stellenausschreibungen...

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your full documents (cv, transcripts, etc.) to:
Prof. Dr. Georg Schildbach (georg.schildbach@uni-luebeck.de)

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6.6. PhD: University of Lorraine, France
Contributed by: Dominique Sauter, dominique.sauter@univ-lorraine.fr

A fully funded Ph.D. position is available in the area of control theory and informatics at University of Lorraine, France. The appointment will be for 3 years with 1 year extension possible.

The design of secure and safe Networked Control Systems (NCS) is of high importance in the control of large-scale critical infrastructures or industrial plants such as power grids, transportation systems, communication networks, oil and gas pipelines,...The distributed monitoring and control of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) relies on the use of information exchanged via networks between controllers, actuators and sensors. The information exchanged is therefore vulnerable to malicious attacks applied to the signals received and issued by the controllers.

In this PhD thesis, to go beyond the current state of the art solutions, the original idea is to jointly design dynamic resource reallocation/scheduling and control law synthesis for drastically increasing the resilience of CPS face to malicious attacks. This can be achieved in SDN framework where physical plant controller and network controller may be merged.

This thesis aims to design distributed control algorithms and SDN-based network resource reallocation/scheduling policies resilient to malicious attacks applied to the CPS measurements received and issued by the controllers.

Applicants shall have a Master’s degree or equivalent in systems and controls, computer science, applied Math or a related discipline.

To apply for this Ph.D. position, send an email to dominique.sauter@univ-lorraine.fr (please attach CV and motivation letter).

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6.7. PhD: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Ming Cao, ming.cao@ieee.org

PhD position at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Department of Discrete Technology and Production Automation (DTPA)
Research Institute of Engineering and Technology (ENTEG)
University of Groningen, the Netherlands
 
Project title: Control of autonomous agents
 
General description: This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The aim is to study how to design novel strategies and algorithms to control the collective behavior of interacting autonomous agents. It is envisioned to apply systems and control theory to model and analyze such complex networks, and uses robotic teams as case studies to implement and validate theoretical results. The project will enrich multidisciplinary research at the interface of systems theory, game theory, optimization theory and complex network theory, and will also promote the application of autonomous robotic teams. The PhD position is for 4 years and the starting gross salary is about € 2200 per month in the first year and increases to about € 2800 gross per month in the final year. After the first year, there will be an evaluation. The position will start in 2018.
 
Research group profile: The Department of Discrete Technology and Production Automation (DTPA) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, provides a leading education and research environment for students and researchers who are interested in the inter-disciplinary study in engineering, computer science, mathematics and applied sciences in general. The research activities at DTPA focus on developing quantitative and analytical theories and methodologies for complex industrial processes and systems, such as autonomous robots, sensor networks, micro-assemblies, energy systems and space systems. The research of the group is funded by both public agencies and industrial partners.
 
Candidate profile: Applicants should have a Masters degree in one of the following disciplines: electrical or mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science or applied physics. It is desirable for the applicants to have solid knowledge about systems and control theory, game theory, optimization or network theory.
Application: Applicants must submit the following materials:
-- Curriculum vitae;
-- Transcripts;
-- List of two references

These should be emailed to Prof. Ming Cao (ming.cao@ieee.org, www.rug.nl/staff/m.cao/), who is available for further inquiry.

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6.8. PhD: CNRS, Grenoble, France
Contributed by: LEON Lydie, lydie.leon@gipsa-lab.fr

PHD Offer : Traffic control in large-scale urban networks

Supervisors: Carlos Canudas-de-Wit (DR-CNRS, main supervisor), Maria Laura Delle Monache (CR-Inria, co-supervisor)
Application type: PhD. Gross salary: 1757 Euros/month (CNRS PhD official salaries).
Start: anytime from Sep. 2018. Duration: 36 months. Employer: CNRS. Location: Grenoble, France

More details on our website : http://scale-freeback.eu/openings/

Requested Background: Control systems, applied mathematics, estimation theory

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6.9. PhD: Newcastle University, UK
Contributed by: Sadegh Soudjani, sadegh.soudjani@ncl.ac.uk

A fully funded Ph.D. position is available in the area of "Formal Verification and Synthesis of Cyber-Physical Systems" in the School of Computing at Newcastle University.

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are systems of collaborating computational elements controlling physical entities. Composition of continuous and discrete models is essential for capturing the behaviour of such systems. Verification and synthesis of CPS are algorithmically studied using abstraction techniques and model checking tools. The goal of this research is to focus on formal verification and controller synthesis of CPS models by addressing robustness and scalability of the algorithms, while taking uncertainty into account, utilising available data from the system and synthesising optimal controllers. Application areas of the research include, among others, smart grids, energy networks and systems biology.

This studentship provides a unique opportunity to perform interdisciplinary, high-impact research within a group of interdisciplinary researchers. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr Soudjani and will join the AMBER group, which gives possibility of collaboration and interaction with scientists in CESI centre on energy applications and in ICOS group on Biosystems.
The successful candidate has an excellent first degree in, e.g., computer science, mathematics, or engineering. For this interdisciplinary research, the candidate is expected to have a strong background in one of the three areas (control theory, computer science, probability theory) and wish to gain knowledge on the other areas.

The School of Computing, including the AMBER group, has recently moved in a new, state-of-the-art, £58 million building which is highly sensorised and can be used as a unique research facility.

Application closing date is 15 June 2018 or until funding a suitable candidate. Expected start date is October 2018 or soon thereafter. The appointment will be for 3 years.

Interested individuals should send their detailed curriculum vitae and other supporting documents to Dr Sadegh Soudjani (sadegh.soudjani@ncl.ac.uk). Only potential suitable candidates will be contacted.

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6.10. PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Contributed by: Afef Fekih, afef.fekih@louisiana.edu

The Advanced Controls Laboratory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA has available funding to support a PhD student in the general area of advanced control design/Fault Tolerant Control with application to dynamic systems. Special considerations will be given to students who have previously worked with power systems such as wind turbines and/or PVs, smart grid. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in control systems theory, and a very good knowledge of power systems in general. Programming skills in MATLAB/Simulink are required. A genuine interest and curiosity in the subject, excellent oral and written English communication skills are needed.

Applicants shall have a Master’s degree or equivalent in systems and controls, power systems, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied Math or a related discipline. The PhD student is expected to carry out original research and complete coursework throughout the period of appointment. Results will be communicated in the form of journal publications, conference presentations, and the PhD dissertation.

The funding covers the cost of full tuition and stipends at a competitive rate and will start in Fall 2018.

Interested individuals should send their detailed curriculum vitae to Dr. Afef Fekih (afef.fekih@louisiana.edu).

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6.11. PhD: University of Strasbourg, France
Contributed by: Hassan OMRAN, homran@unistra.fr

Following previous works within the Control-Vision-and-Robotics group of ICube lab, this Phd subject is at the interface between control and robotics. Indeed, we wish to contribute to the development of methods for system analysis and controller synthesis that suits for cable-driven parallel robots (CDPR). CDPR are composed of a platform connected to attachment points through cables whose length and tension are adjusted by winding. Their low invasiveness, large workspace and high load-mass-per-robot-mass ratio make them interesting solutions for original applications. The control of these systems has to face many complexities. On the one hand, as for all parallel robots, models exhibit algebraic equations in addition to dynamic equations - we speak of a differential algebraic equation (DAE), which represents a complexity to be managed for modelling and simulation. On the other hand, it must be ensured that the cable tensions remain positive. Moreover, they introduce flexible modes to the non-linear dynamics of these systems which are also multi-variable. In this research work, the simplifying hypothesis of straight cables will be relaxed and the models will be processed directly in DAE form. A first contribution was produced by the team on the possibility of directly addressing the problem in DAE form a simplistic example of plane robot with three straight cables. Moreover, we have studied taking into account the non-rectilinear character of cables in dynamics based on the "assumed mode" method commonly used for series manipulators with deformations. In this work, the idea will consist in approaching the non-linear DAE model by a linear DAE model with variant parameters in order to use the methods available for these classes of systems.

Applicant profile:

Applicants should be in second year of a Master or in the last year of an Engineering School, with a strong specialization in Automatic Control. They should be comfortable with the concept of multi-variable systems control and the use Matlab/Simulink. They should have excellent communication skills, especially in English, and the capability to read scientific articles without difficulty.

How to apply:

Send a resume, a cover letter explaining your skills with respect to the project, your motivations and your Master grades (use a unique pdf document) to homran@unistra.fr

Application deadline: May, 15 2018

For more details :

http://icube-avr.unistra.fr/en/index.php/Open_positions#PhD_thesis:_Cont...

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6.12. PhD: Aarhus University, Denmark
Contributed by: Erdal Kayacan, erdal.kayacan@gmail.com

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship position within the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark starting in the fall 2018. At Aarhus University, you will have thrilling opportunity to apply the latest artificial intelligence technologies to solve real-world problems, in particular advanced autonomy for aerial robots.

Research area and project description:

We are looking for qualified and talented enthusiast PhD students who wish to investigate embedded guidance, control and navigation problem of unmanned aerial systems using artificial intelligence/machine learning methods with emphasis on reinforcement learning, deep neural networks, and learning controls for robotics.

Our aim is to leverage the current state-of-the-art autonomy level towards smarter robots, which will learn and interact with their environment, collaborate with people and other robots, plan their future actions and execute the given task accurately.

If you wish to shape the future through the marriage of robotics with artificial intelligence/machine learning, come and join us, we can create this vision with your help through the alliance of robotics with artificial intelligence/machine learning.

What you stand to gain? A fully funded PhD position for 3 years (starting Fall 2018) at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University; a fun environment to drive your passion for robotics.

Qualifications and specific competences:

Required:
· A master's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, computer science/engineering, control theory, mechatronics, applied mathematics, or other related disciplines
· Excellent verbal and writing skills in English with very good communication skills
· Experience in Robot Operating System (ROS)
· Concrete knowledge in C/C++

Preferred:
· Experience in machine/deep learning
· Hands on experience in UAVs
· Demonstration of research activities (conference or journal papers)

Application:
Please refer to the official advert [1] for application details and guideline. The deadline for applications via the online system [1] is 01 May 2018.

[1] http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/calls-on-specific...

Do you want to study for a PhD at a top 100 university?

Aarhus University is a modern, academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 42,500 students and 11,500 employees and has an annual budget of EUR 840 million. Over the course of the past decade, the university has consolidated its position in the top 100 on the most influential rankings of universities world-wide.

Learn more at http://www.au.dk/en/ and http://www.au.dk/en/about/profile/rankings/

Denmark is home country for Aarhus University and provides a safe and stable environment with great conditions as well as lots of social opportunities. Aarhus is innovative and international, big city but in walking distance, surrounded by forests, parks and sea.
Learn more at http://talent.au.dk/working-at-aarhus-university/

Salary range:

PhD fellows are employed on the basis of academic trade union agreements, and the salary is regulated accordingly (depending on seniority). The salary amounts to approx. DKK 26,000 per month before tax, excluding pension and holiday (2017). The working and fiscal status of a recipient of a PhD fellowship is that of a university employee.
Learn more at http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/financing/

Contacts:

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Associate Professor Erdal Kayacan, e-mail: erdal.kayacan@gmail.com, www.erdal.info

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6.13. PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Henk Blom, h.a.p.blom@tudelft.nl

The Aerospace Engineering department of Delft University of Technology is offering a PhD position on Risk Modelling and Simulation for Adaptive Aircraft Maintenance. This research will be done at the section Air Transport Operations (ATO), in connection with the European H2020 project ‘ReMAP’, which aims at using condition-based health monitoring to ensure safe and reliable aircraft maintenance. The ATO section is a vibrant and youthful group of 30 enthusiastic staff members and PhDs with 40 MSc students per year. ATO has three research aims: 1) to develop radical new ways to optimise aircraft operations for efficiency, safety, cost, and environmental impact; 2) to extend the analysis to an airline fleet and network level to include capacity and resilience; 3) to synthesise these to include operational safety at an airline and ATM level.

The research challenge: Aircraft maintenance is of crucial importance to ensure safe and cost-efficient air transport operations. As such, aircraft maintenance is performed periodically according to well-defined schedules and maintenance procedures. Despite this systematic approach, there are many factors that affect the aircraft maintenance process such as unforeseen component breakdowns or insufficient/erroneous data on the condition of components. In turn, this can result in undesirable maintenance-related aircraft accidents. To improve maintenance planning and limit the risk of undesirable, maintenance-related events, in this project a model and simulation of the maintenance process will be developed to analyse maintenance risks. Promising techniques to explore for this project are stochastic Petri nets, rare-event Monte Carlo simulation, data assimilation methods for simulations, data clustering techniques.

Requirements:
• A Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, mechanical engineering.
• Strong mathematical, analytical and programming skills.
• Interest in modelling and simulation of large, complex systems, involving uncertainty.
• Knowledge of data analysis techniques.
• Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English, and teamwork skills.
• Creativity, positive attitude, and perseverance.
• Knowledge of stochastic modelling is an asset.
Conditions of employment: TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will enroll in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.phd.tudelft.nl for more information.

For more information, please contact Dr. M.A. (Mihaela) Mitici, phone +31 (0)15 27 87082, e-mail: m.a.mitici@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, both BSc and MSc transcripts, and a letter of motivation by 1st May 2018 to V.M. van Bragt, V.M.vanBragt@tudelft.nl.
When applying, please refer to vacancy LR18-ReMAP.

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6.14. PhD: Lund University, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer, rantzer@control.lth.se

Positions as PhD student at the Department of Automatic Control, Lund University.

The department has a stimulating and international environment consisting of PhD students, postdocs and teachers coming from all corners of the world. Research and teaching are conducted in an open and progressive atmosphere with challenges and cooperation both within academia and with industry, with national and international networks. Lund University and the Department of Automatic Control welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. See http://www.lth.se/english/about-lth/vacant-positions.

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6.15. PhD/PostDoc: Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Contributed by: Stefan Streif, stefan.streif@etit.tu-chemnitz.de

The Automatic Control & System Dynamics Lab in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology offers several positions for Research Associates (PhD students as well as postdocs; full-time positions; initially limited to three years and with the possibility of continuation).

Job and project descriptions:

You will work on research projects and aim for publications of your results in reputed journals and participate at international conferences. Your research addresses but is not limited to:
* learning-based and adaptive optimal control (with particular focus on MPC and ADP);
* set-based and probabilistic methods for control and fault diagnosis;
* hierarchical control and scheduling for networked systems;
* formal verification of control systems.

Besides theoretical research topics, we offer a variety of applications in the area of energy and automation, agriculture and food production. You will be given large freedom for own research ideas and/or practical implementations. New offices, laboratories and IT facilities provide an ideal working environment. Furthermore, postdocs are given the chance to build up their own group and actively strengthen and shape the above activities by supervision of doctoral students and interaction with industrial and academic partners. The salary is competitive (Germany's standard remuneration group 13 TV-L; salary after-tax and with full health insurance at least 2200 € / month or higher depending on your experience).

Your profile:

* strong background in optimal and/or nonlinear control theory;
* ability and/or interest to apply theoretical results in application-oriented projects is an advantage;
* postdocs must have a high-quality publication record with a clear relation to our research and application profile; furthermore, project supervision and coordination skills are desirable;
* excellent writing and communication skills;
* basic knowledge of German is an advantage outside of the university, but not strictly required.

Application process:

To apply or to request more information, please contact control@etit.tu-chemnitz.de as soon as possible. Application documents should include CV, publication record, and contact details of references.

Application deadline:
30 April 2018

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6.16. Researcher: Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Contributed by: Giuseppe Calafiore, giuseppe.calafiore@polito.it

Researcher: Politecnico di Torino, Italy

The Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET) at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, is looking to appoint one full-time Junior Researcher to undertake research in the broader area of automatic control.

The position is fixed term, for 36 months. The approximate gross salary is 41,800 Euro per year. The position is reserved to candidates who obtained their Ph.D. degree on or after Jan. 1, 2013.

Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in the fields of Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics. The successful candidate will have a developing research profile showing the ability to publish high quality research output. He/she is required to be an excellent communicator with strong communication skills, and be able to evidence excellent interpersonal skills with relevant experience of working independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge in one or more of the following areas: control theory, system identification, optimization, robotics, applied probability, statistics, and data science or machine learning.

For informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Prof. Giuseppe Calafiore at giuseppe.calafiore@polito.it.

The closing date for applications is 26 April, 2018.

Code of the procedure is: 01/18/PR/RA-13
Scientific Sector: 09/G1 Automatica.

Applications are accepted via an on-line application system. Information are available at
https://www.swas.polito.it/services/concorsi/240.asp?id_documento_padre=...

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6.17. PostDoc: University of Warwick, UK
Contributed by: Zhuqing Meng, xiaowei.zhao@warwick.ac.uk

Research Fellow (postdoc) in Wind Turbine Control, University of Warwick

Fixed Term position for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension for a further 2 years. Salary: £29,799 - £38,833 per annum. Any researcher who is interested in this post can talk with me (xiaowei.zhao@warwick.ac.uk) before making formal application.

The School of Engineering of the University of Warwick is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow to work on an EPSRC-funded project on wind turbine control. You will undertake independent and collaborative research and will be expected to write up your research for publication. You will be expected to deal with any management/administration problems that may arise from the project and produce journal and conference publications ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met.

It is essential that you have a good honours degree and a PhD (or expect to be awarded the PhD shortly) in the fields of Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, or Mechanical Engineering. You will have a developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research output and will be able to contribute to the development of funding proposals. You will have excellent IT skills including demonstrable ability to use IT to write technical research papers and presentations. You are also required to be an excellent communicator with strong communication and interpersonal skills. You should have strong experience in at least one of the following areas: mathematical modelling, controller design, optimisation, wind turbines/farms, and data science. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well within a team.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

This post is for a fixed term of 12 months, with the potential for extension for a further 2 years. For informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Dr. Xiaowei Zhao at xiaowei.zhao@warwick.ac.uk.

Click the link below for application:
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=f...

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6.18. PostDoc: University of Waterloo, Canada
Contributed by: John W. Simpson-Porco, jwsimpson@uwaterloo.ca

John W. Simpson-Porco at the University of Waterloo seeks a post-doctoral fellow in the area of decentralized wide-area control design for modern power systems. The project is titled "Wide-Area Hierarchical Frequency and Voltage Control for Next Generation Transmission Grids". The broad research objective is to leverage the latest advances in controller synthesis and distributed optimization to design real-time controllers for power transmission (and eventually, distribution) systems. A distinguishing aspect of the project will be a focus on blending modern principled controller design procedures with both hierarchical control and distributed optimization approaches. Responsibilities will include the principled design of distributed control solutions for power systems, and the extensive validation of these control solutions using realistic power system models.

The successful candidate must hold (1) a Ph.D. degree in either systems and control theory, convex optimization, or power system dynamics and control,(2) have an established track-record of academic publications in top venues, (3) have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and (4) be highly motivated to make contributions in the area of decentralized power system control.

To apply, E-mail your CV, a Google Scholar link, two to three representative publications, and a list of three references to jwsimpson@uwaterloo.ca

Information on the PI: https://ece.uwaterloo.ca/~jwsimpso/

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6.19. PostDoc: University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Contributed by: Mario Rotea, rotea@utdallas.edu

Open Research Associate Position in Optimization & Control of Wind Energy Systems

The wind energy team at the University of Texas at Dallas seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position in optimization and control of wind energy systems. The successful candidate will be part of a team of faculty members, graduate students and industry partners developing methodology and new technologies to enhance the performance and reliability of wind energy systems and their integration to the power grid. UT Dallas is home to a site of WindSTAR, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for use-inspired R&D to advance wind energy science & technology.

Ph.D. in Engineering or Computer Science required. Must be recent Ph.D. graduate within the past three years. To apply for this position go to https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/9649

For information about WindSTAR activities, members and outcomes see the annual report at https://www.uml.edu/Images/WindSTAR-Annual-Report-2017_tcm18-286734.pdf

Responsibilities
•Utilize wide range of resources to conduct quality research
•Assist team members in designing and conducting experiments and simulations
•Solve problems as they arise and establish solutions
•Assist in writing proposals for new research and write reports for existing research
•Maintain database of results and write high-quality articles

Qualifications
•Ph.D. in Engineering or Computer Science with emphasis in one or more of the following: control theory, control systems technology, real-time optimization, machine learning.
•Ph.D. graduate within the past three years
•Experience in renewable energy systems
•Proficient in Matlab/Simulink, NI LabVIEW, LaTeX and MS Office
•Strong work ethic and passion for research
•Strong communication (English), analytical and critical thinking skills

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6.20. PostDoc: Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE
Contributed by: Igor Boiko, i.boiko@ieee.org

A Postdoctoral Fellow Position is available in the area of “Fuel Cell Control” at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE (1.5 year contract).

Description: A Postdoctoral position is currently available at the Petroleum Institute, a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE) under the project related to a low temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell modeling and control. Low temperature PEM Fuel Cell is an electrochemical device which ensures generation of electricity from a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. This technology has gone through extensive research and development, primarily because of its sustainable nature and zero gas emissions as compared to fossil fuels. They can be used as a power source in different applications, stationary or mobile. The project will involve: (i) Development of a detailed non-linear model of the PEM fuel cell, particularly using the approaches to the modeling of complex electrical and thermo-dynamic components developed within the process control group of the Petroleum Institute; (ii) Development and design of the model-based control of PEM fuel cell system; (iii) Implementation of the complete system and experimental testing.
Candidates must have PhD in Electrical Engineering or related discipline, experience in modeling and simulation of complex electro-thermodynamic processes using Matlab/Simulink and in fuel cell modeling and control in particular, be able to work with hardware and conduct experiments.

Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until position is filled. Expected start date: September 2018.
The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary

Interested applicants can send their CV to Prof. Igor Boiko (iboiko@pi.ac.ae) and Dr. Ahmed Al-Durra (aaldurra@pi.ac.ae). Please note that due to an expected high number of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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6.21. PostDoc: Uppsala University, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Ahlen, anders.ahlen@signal.uu.se

Postdoctoral position – Secure and Energy-Neutral Signal Processing and Control over Networks

The position is at the Signals and Systems division, Department of Engineering Sciences, The Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University. The position is for two years starting 2018-05-01 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Duties: To conduct original research in the area of signal- and information processing and control over wireless sensor networks, in particular, (i) theoretical analysis of secure and resilient networked estimation and control subject to malicious attacks such as denial of service, data integrity and eavesdropping attacks, (ii) game theoretic algorithms for strategic system design, and (iii) integration of energy harvesting based sensor networks in estimation and control of dynamical systems. Relevant areas also include distributed and decentralized estimation- and control algorithm design, e.g., with respect to wireless control applications.

Experience of theoretical and experimental work within the field is important, as is experience of extensive programming in MATLAB and preferably also in LabVIEW. The duties include theoretical analysis, algorithm design and implementation via software based simulations, and documentation in the form of technical papers and reports. Some teaching in the undergraduate and/or graduate education and supervision of PhD students may be included in the position not exceeding 20%.

Qualifications required: To qualify for an employment as a post-doctor, the applicants must hold a PhD degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD and the PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; however, for example, periods of sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period.

For this position it is required to have PhD in Automatic Control, Signal Processing or Wireless Communications with applications to networked systems or a closely related subject with high quality publications in the related area of signal processing, control and wireless communications. Particular emphasis will be placed on a strong mathematical background (including stochastic control and optimization theory, game theory (desirable), and systems and control theory), and documented research experience in signal and information processing/control for/via wireless sensor networks.

For further information about the position, please refer to

http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=198825

or contact Professor Subhrakanti Dey (Subhrakanti.Dey@signal.uu.se) or Prof Anders Ahlen (anders.ahlen@signal.uu.se). Information about the division of Signals and Systems can be found at www.signal.uu.se.

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6.22. PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Giulia Giordano, g.giordano@tudelft.nl

Postdoctoral position: Complex Dynamical Networks
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

We are looking for a talented post-doctoral research fellow with background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation; strong mathematical skills; a track record of publications in high-quality journals and/or conferences; and an excellent command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

The researcher will conduct fundamental theoretical and algorithmic research on complex dynamical networks, with possible applications to systems in both engineering and biology.
The researcher will not be assigned to a pre-defined project. She/He will be free to follow her/his own preferences within the research activities and expertise of the group. For more information on the possible research topics, see:
http://giordanogiulia.altervista.org/research.html
http://giordanogiulia.altervista.org/publications.html.

Requirements:
Applicants should have the following qualifications
- Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
- Strong mathematical skills, along with ability and interest to work at the intersection of several technical research domains, in particular System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation.
- Good programming skills (e.g., in Matlab).
- Excellent command of the English language and communication skills.

Expertise in either networked dynamical systems, decentralised control or systems biology is highly appreciated.

Conditions of employment:
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application:
For more information about this position, please contact dr Giulia Giordano, e-mail: g.giordano@tudelft.nl.
An application dossier consists of the following documents:
- detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications;
- a brief statement of motivation, research interests and vision (1-2 pages);
- academic transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
- names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. PhD supervisors);
- up to five publications (possibly, also currently unpublished work ad PhD thesis).

Applications can be submitted to Irina Bruckner, e-mail: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-11.

The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.
The starting date is flexible, but ideally would be May/June 2018.

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6.23. PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Erik Steur, e.steur@tudelft.nl

Postdoctoral position: Shaping collective dynamics in multi-robot systems
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

The departments Delft Center for Systems and Control, Cognitive Robotics and Process and Energy (P&E) of Delft University of Technology are looking for a talented postdoctoral fellow who will conduct research on the topic of self-organizing multi-robot systems.

The number of potential applications of self-organizing multi-robot systems is vast: swarms of nano-robots can perform distributed sensing tasks and drug delivery in the human body; groups of robots can form self-deploying sensor networks that operate in inaccessible or dangerous environments, and teams of robots can guide pedestrian flows in panic escape situations. The aim is to produce versatile and reconfigurable robotic systems that can perform complex tasks fully autonomously by using only simple, reliable and low-cost building blocks. The challenge is to steer robust organisation of collective dynamics by controlling only local dynamics.

Requirements:
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, or Computer science, with a strong interest in mathematical modeling and the ability to do interdisciplinary research. Basic programming skills in Matlab are expected and a good command of the English language is required.
Conditions of employment:
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application:
For more information about this position, please contact dr. Erik Steur, e-mail: e.steur@tudelft.nl.
An application dossier consists of the following documents:
- detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications;
- a brief statement of motivation, research interests and vision (1-2 pages);
- names and contact information of three references.

Applications can be submitted to Irina Bruckner, e-mail: application-3mE@tudeflt.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-24.

The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.
The starting date is flexible, but ideally would be July/August 2018.

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6.24. PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Contributed by: Jonas Sjöberg, jonas.sjoberg@chalmers.se

We invite applications for one post-doctoral position in 3D perception and prediction of pedestrians for improved decision-taking in autonomous driving and active safety.

At the Mechatronics and the Computer Vision Groups of the Electrical Engineering Department, we are engaged in both fundamental and applied research related to intelligent transportation systems. Ongoing research projects focus on the design and the experimental validation of algorithms for autonomous vehicles operating in complex urban environments. This includes both situation awareness using cameras and other sensory information in connection with models to predict the surroundings, as well as developing control algorithms using the predictions. Our research is, where possible, validated through experiments on full-scale vehicles, and often, in collaboration with industrial partners.

The candidate will join a team of postdocs and PhD students engaged in neighboring research, with the main objective of developing algorithms to control automated vehicles focusing on issues like safe and efficient transport.

Application deadline: 15 April 2018

More information and application procedure at:
https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/...

For questions, please contact:
Fredrik Kahl, Computer Vision Group, fredrik.kahl@chalmers.se, tel: +46 31 7725057
Jonas Sjöberg, Systems and Control, jonas.sjoberg@chalmers.se, tel: +46 31 7721855

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6.25. PostDoc: University of Michigan, USA
Contributed by: Alfred Hero, hero@eecs.umich.edu

Postdoctoral Opening: Hybrid black-box/white-box modeling for data-aided scientific discovery
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

The Hero and Violi groups (http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~hero/research.html, http://www.umich.edu/~violilab/index.html?whereami=menubar), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) is inviting applications for one postdoctoral research associate position.

Starting Date: Open from June 2018.

The successful candidate will work on theory and algorithms for network inference in the physical sciences and engineering with particular emphasis on dynamical chemical and biological reaction networks. Hybrid methods using machine learning (black-box) and mechanistic state space modeling (white-box) are of special interest. The project will involve developing sparse learning algorithms for discovering new principles for predicting network dynamics. The duration of the position is one year and may be renewable for another year depending on satisfactory progress and availability of funds.

The ideal candidate will have some experience in modeling dynamical systems, optimization, and machine learning. Candidates with experience in at least two out of these three areas will be considered.

Interested applicants should send a CV, a brief description of interests and goals, and a list of two references in a single PDF file to Professor Alfred Hero (hero@eecs.umich.edu). Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, until the position is filled. The position is immediately available.

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6.26. Faculty: Uppsala University, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Ahlen, anders.ahlen@signal.uu.se

Tenure Track Position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Signal Processing at Uppsala University, Sweden

The position is placed at the Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Signals and Systems.

Duties: The position includes teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. Furthermore, the holder of the position is required to participate in some of the different research projects of the division within the areas Signal Processing, Wireless Communications, and Automatic Control, as well as participating in the application of external research funding. It is also expected that the holder of the position will develop the capacity to attract external grants for his/her own research. A position as associate senior lecturer is intended to qualify the holder for a teaching position with higher qualification requirements.

Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years. An associate senior lecturer can apply for promotion to senior lecturer. If the associate senior lecturer is deemed suitable and fulfills the criteria for promotion established by the Faculty Board he/she shall be promoted to and employed as senior lecturer.

Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as associate senior lecturer are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in seven years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.

According to Uppsala University´s appointments regulations, teaching expertise is an eligibility requirement for appointment as an associate senior lecturer. To obtain teaching expertise, the applicant should have participated in teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising at least five weeks, or be considered to have acquired the equivalent competence. If it has not been possible to acquire this qualification prior to employment, qualifying training for teachers in higher education shall be completed during the first two years of employment.

More information about the position can be found at:
http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=196374

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6.27. Faculty: IMT Atlantique, France
Contributed by: Vincent Lebastard, vincent.lebastard@emn.fr

French IMT ATLANTIQUE Bretagne-Pays de la Loire school recruits an assistant professor in Bio-Inspired Robotics (Locomotion).
http://www.imt-atlantique.fr
Start date of employment : 01/09/2018

IMT Atlantique (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de la Loire) is a leading general engineering school and an international research centre under the French Ministry of Economy and Industry. Resulting from the January 1, 2017 merger of Télécom Bretagne and Mines Nantes, it is a school of the French Institut Mines-Télécom.

On 3 campuses in Brest, Nantes and Rennes, IMT Atlantique aims to combine digital and energy to transform society and industry through teaching, research and innovation and to be the leading French higher education and research institution in this field. Every year, IMT Atlantique supervises 2300 students in engineering education, graduate students (Master) and PhD students. Its research activities, at the crossroads of the business and higher education worlds, are carried out by 290 permanent researchers and teacher-researchers, 110 whom are qualified to direct research, and give rise each year to 1000 publications and €18 million in contracts. Its training courses are based on cutting-edge research, within 6 laboratories labeled by the French CNRS (UMRs): GEPEA, IRISA, LATIM, LABSTICC, LS2N and SUBATECH.

The candidate will join IMT Atlantique's Automatic, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and Computer Sciences training and research group and the bio-inspired robotics activity of the REV (Robotique Et Vivant) team of the Nantes Digital Sciences Laboratory, UMR CNRS 6004 (LS2N). The research of the REV team in bio-inspired locomotion deals with the modelling, simulation and control of legged, swimming, creeping and flying robots; mechatronics (design and manufacture of bio-inspired robots and experimental benches); and the bio-inspired perception of electrical fish (sensors, for navigation and perception in underwater robotics).

Administrative status: Maître assistant des Mines et des Télécom, fonctionnaire du Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances.

Missions :
The recruited candidate will participate in teaching, research and development missions.

Teaching :
The pedagogical activities concern the following disciplines:
Robotics (Mechanical, Automatic)
Physics for the engineer.
Physical modeling for Robotics and Automation;
Mechatronics or experimental physics;
Numerical simulation and scientific calculations (Matlab, C++),

Research and development:

The candidate will carry out research activities in the fields of bio-inspired robotics and in particular locomotion. The multidisciplinary nature of this field implies collaborative research and the expected candidate must be motivated for teamwork.

In this perspective, the candidate will contribute to boost the team's research in the fields of the dynamics of bio-inspired robots of fish, snakes and other flying insects without excluding other animal models of her/his choice. Her/His work may focus on modeling-simulation (multibody systems, continuous or soft robots), and/or mechatronic design (bio-inspired robots, innovative actuators) and control of these systems. Since bio-inspired locomotion is highly dependent on the physical environments on which animals rely to propel themselves, a background in mechanics (hydro-dynamics and aerodynamics) will be appreciated. Finally, a curiosity for life sciences is an important asset.

The recruited candidate will contribute to the influence of the School and the Laboratory through national or international academic collaborations, in particular within the framework of national (ANR) and international (H2020) cooperative projects.

Profile:
We are expecting a candidate with a robotic profile (mechanical, automatic), or a candidate with a physicist or mechanic background (applied and/or theoretical), highly motivated to apply his knowledge in robotics.

Contacts :
Frédéric Boyer, Prof. IMT-A : frederic.boyer@imt-atlantique.fr , +33 6 75 21 07 43
Vincent Lebastard, M. Assistant IMT-A : vincent.lebastard@imt-atlantique.fr, +33 6 22 40 21 95

The deadline for submitting the application is 30 April 2018 inclusive. To withdraw an application form, please contact the Human Resources Department:

Florence MOULET– florence.moulet@imt-atlantique.fr - tél : 02 51 85 83 63

or

Jean-Philippe ROULLAND – jean-philippe.roulland@imt-atlantique.fr – tél : 02 51 85 83 54

Institut Mines Telecom Atlantique
4 rue Alfred Kastler
CS 20722
44307 Nantes CEDEX 3.

Web of Institut Mines Telecom Atlantique : http://www.imt-atlantique.fr

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6.28. Faculty: Loughborough University, UK
Contributed by: Wen-Hua Chen, w.chen@lboro.ac.uk

The Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University, UK, is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Intelligent Mobility / Autonomous Vehicles. It has identified intelligent mobility, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomy as an important area for growth and this post forms part of the department's long term investment to expand its capability and to strengthen Loughborough's growing reputation in this area. We are interested in candidates that can demonstrate that their research activity complements one or more of our current major research strengths and can also show that they can grow our activity in ground vehicle (Automotive) intelligence and autonomy.

We are therefore interested in candidates from a range of backgrounds including, for example, autonomous vehicles, autonomous functions and ADAS, the application of information and computer technology to vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, computer vision and image processing, driver and intelligent vehicle interaction, advanced verification and validation techniques, and electric and hybrid integration in intelligent powertrains. It is essential that candidates complement our existing research capabilities and have the vision to expand our research into the growing areas of intelligent and smart vehicles and systems.

Please follow the link to make your application or find more detail http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BIB750/lecturer-in-intelligent-mobility-autono...

For more information please contact Prof Martin Passmore M.A.Passmore@lboro.ac.uk 01509 227250.

Application closing date: 20 April 2018.

Dr Wen-Hua Chen FIEEE CEng FIMechE FIET
Professor in Autonomous Vehicles
Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Loughborough University
Loughborough
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
UK
Tel: +44 1509 227230
Mobile: +44 7976032573
Email: w.chen@lboro.ac.uk

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6.29. Faculty: Clemson University, USA
Contributed by: Pierluigi Pisu, pisup@clemson.edu

Assistant or Assoc. Professor- Automotive Engineering
Clemson University: College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Automotive Engineering

Location: 4 Research Drive Greenville, SC 29607

Clemson University’s Department of Automotive Engineering is searching for outstanding applicants for a tenure- track faculty position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, related to the broad area of connected and automated vehicles.

Research areas of interest include connected and automated vehicles with expertise in the domain(s) of perception, sensor-fusion, navigation, optimization, learning and/or control; and deployment experience with real-time software/hardware architectures for intelligent and autonomous vehicle systems. Candidates are expected to establish an internationally-recognized research and education program around the vehicle automation systems.

The position will include a competitive salary and startup package to support the research mission of the Vehicle Automation Group lead by Prof. Venkat Krovi, the Michelin Endowed Chair in Vehicle Automation. Candidates will also interact with existing research groups throughout Clemson University, and participate in interdisciplinary research initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

Leading candidates should possess:
• A Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline (such as Electrical, Mechanical, Automotive, Systems, or Computer Science)
• The ability to build a research program, produce scholarly publications and have a strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate level teaching
• The qualities of an “entrepreneurial scholar.” This means an individual who converts a vision into reality through superior strategic planning and execution skills, while leading the intellectual exploration of new methods related to automated vehicles
• A knowledge base in global automotive and/or aerospace technologies with connections to industry is a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants should apply via Interfolio (https://dossier.interfolio.com/apply/49372 ) by submitting a resume/CV, statements of research, teaching interests, and the name and contact information of at least three references. Applications will be welcomed on an ongoing basis until the search is complete but application review will begin by March 15th 2018.

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

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6.30. Faculty: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Maurice Heemels, m.heemels@tue.nl

Four (4) Faculty Positions (assistant/associate/full professors) at Eindhoven University of Technology

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) seeks to hire four (4) outstanding faculty members at all levels (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) within the field of Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence. Candidates with a strong background and track record in Systems and Control Theory and Engineering are encouraged to apply!

General

Autonomous engineering systems are being developed at high pace worldwide with examples being autonomous vehicles, drones and robotics for manufacturing, care, cure, agricultural and domestic applications. Both industry and society foster high expectations on the future impact of autonomous systems. Industrial examples are fully automated distribution of goods in harbors, warehouses and factory floors, and the automated inspection of crops in agriculture. Societal impact is envisioned, e.g., in automated highways or in hospitals where surgery robots cooperate with surgeons or patient support systems reaching higher levels of autonomy aiming at cost reduction and improved care or city-wide parcel delivery by drones. In general, system autonomy allows, on the one hand, to take the (expert) human out of the loop to achieve increased performance, safety and efficiency of engineering systems, while, on the other hand, it allows such systems to interact in more complex, real-world environments where interaction with (non-expert) humans is actually required. Both aspects will allow for a step change in the pervasiveness of engineering systems in industry and society.

System autonomy is often achieved by some form of task automation (perception, decision-making and action). Automation and control systems are commonly perceived as ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) if these are capable of adapting to and interacting with their environment in a smart way. Such interaction with their environment (both technology and humans) typically takes place by data-exchange (e.g., by sensing and/or data-base access) and physical interaction (e.g., interaction with humans). In this sense, systems can be made more ‘intelligent’, by making their automation strategies adaptive to such real-life data and interactions. A further synergy of model-based control techniques on the one hand and data-based learning techniques, from the field of artificial intelligence, on the other hand is envisioned to be the key enabler for such artificially intelligent, autonomous systems.

Research field

The further development of (artificially) intelligent autonomous systems, however, poses many challenges, on sensing, control, world modelling, human-machine interaction, hardware & software design, and (big) data management and algorithmic design. Another key aspect is that of the adaptability of such systems. When operating in the real world, uncertainties, faults and hazards are unavoidable and systems need to be able to automatically adapt to ensure safety and security or to ensure optimal performance. Research in this field requires an inherently multi-disciplinary approach relying on expertise not only from mechanical engineering, but also from electrical engineering and computer science (a.o., artificial intelligence).

This research theme provides ample opportunity for fundamental, interdisciplinary research and valorization in a wide range of applications, many of which are strongly rooted in the Dutch high-tech & manufacturing industry, and the agriculture and transportation sectors.

Research field candidates

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the TU/e seeks to hire four (4) outstanding faculty members at all levels (assistant/associate/full professor) within the field of Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence, which should play a leading role in addressing these challenges and trends in the above-mentioned areas. Core disciplines that are envisioned to be needed are:

- Systems and Control
- Artificial Intelligence & machine learning,
- Autonomous monitoring and smart diagnostics
- Networks of distributed sensors and actuators.
- Sensing and world modelling, human-machine interaction,
- Systems engineering, equipment and system design,
- Knowledge on relevant application domains such as, for example, robotics, mechatronics, transport systems, health applications, smart industry, energy, agricultural systems, etc.

Candidates can apply to (tenure-track) assistant, associate and full professor positions and are expected to be experienced in at least one of the core disciplines mentioned above.

Embedding

The candidate’s group will strongly co-operate with existing groups in the Department, in particular the groups within the sections of Control Systems Technology and Dynamics and Control. Depending on the function level to which the candidate applies, the candidate’s group can be embedded in the Section of Control Systems Technology, the Section of Dynamics and Control, or could form a new section within the department (possibly consisting of multiple assistant/associate/full professors). The department fosters a personnel strategy stimulating personal growth towards faculty forming independent groups within larger coherent sections.

The candidate’s group will be embedded in the High-Tech Systems Institute within the University. The group will also be embedded in research schools of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC) and Engineering Mechanics (EM).

More information

- More information regarding the positions (vacancy number V35.3291) can be found at
https://jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/assistant-associate-full-professors-auton...

- Questions regarding the academic content of the positions can be directed to prof.dr.ir. Maurice Heemels (email: m.heemels@tue.nl) and prof.dr.ir. Nathan van de Wouw (email: n.v.d.wouw@tue.nl)

- Other information can be obtained from drs. S. van Heijst, HR department, (email: s.van.heijst@tue.nl)

Applying

If you are interested in this position and want to apply, please go to https://jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/assistant-associate-full-professors-auton...

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6.31. Control Engineer: USA
Contributed by: Lisa Kay Fiore, l.fiore@internationalstarconsultants.com

Title: Controls Engineers (2)
Full-time/Direct-hire
Location: Forest, VA –relocation assistance offered.
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: 80K+ based on experience.
Benefits: 401K Match, Medical, Dental, Vision, and Vacation
Degree: Highly Preferred
Travel: 25%

Job Description:
The control engineer position will assist in the development, implementation and testing of complete machine control systems. This position requires significant prior experience. Position will be required to design new control systems and support existing system installation. Additional desirable design skills include integrated robotics, vision and conveyor-based material handling experience.

Must be able to be handed a spec from the PM and integrate full systems from scratch. Experience must encompass electrical design, print redesign for repurpose, Allen-Bradley PLC, programming and integrating FANUC robots. Must have OEM industry experience.

US Citizens and Green Card Holders ONLY.

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