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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
1.4 IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
1.5 IEEE Control Systems Letters
1.6 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest

2. Award
2.1 European Control Award: Call for Nomination

3. Online Seminar
3.1 Online Seminar by Dr. Francesco Bullo

4. Books
4.1 Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems
4.2 Handbook of Model Predictive Control
4.3 Distributed Averaging and Balancing in Network Systems with Applications to Coordination and Control
4.4 A Brief Introduction to Machine Learning for Engineers
4.5 Smart Grid Control
4.6 Intelligent Control of Connected Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

5. Journals
5.1 Contents: Automatica
5.2 Contents: Systems & Control Letters
5.3 Contents: Nonlinear Studies
5.4 Contents: Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace
5.5 Contents: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
5.6 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
5.7 Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
5.8 Contents: IET Control Theory & Applications
5.9 Contents: International Journal of Control
5.10 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
5.11 Contents: Mechatronics
5.12 Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
5.13 Contents: ISA Transactions
5.14 Contents: Journal of the Franklin Institute
5.15 Contents: IFAC Journal of Systems and Control
5.16 Contents: Evolution Equations & Control Theory
5.17 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
5.18 Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
5.19 CFP: Annual Reviews in Control

6. Conferences
6.1 IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems
6.2 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
6.3 Symposium on Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems
6.4 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
6.5 IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation
6.6 SIAM Conference on Control Theory and its Applications
6.7 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
6.8 Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security
6.9 SICC International Tutorial Workshop “Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics”
6.10 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
6.11 IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control 2019
6.12 IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking
6.13 CDC Workshop on “Secure and Resilient Control Systems”
6.14 CDC Workshop on “Traffic Flow Control via PDE Techniques”
6.15 CDC Workshop on “Learning for Control”
6.16 ACC Invited Session on “Human-Closed Loop System Interactions for Uncertain Systems”

7. Positions
7.1 MS/PhD: Clemson University, USA
7.2 PhD: University of Lübeck, Germany
7.3 PhD: Tsinghua University, China
7.4 PhD: ETH Zurich and Lucerne Kantonsspital, Switzerland
7.5 PhD: Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
7.6 PhD: University of Houston, USA
7.7 PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
7.8 PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
7.9 PhD: George Washington University, USA
7.10 PhD: International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart/Tübingen, Germany
7.11 PhD: Lund University, Sweden
7.12 PhD/PostDoc: Politecnico di Torino, Italy and New York University, USA
7.13 PostDoc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
7.14 PostDoc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
7.15 PostDoc: Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
7.16 PostDoc: Harvard Unviersity, USA
7.17 PostDoc: National Taiwan University, Taiwan
7.18 PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
7.19 PostDoc: University of California Irvine, USA
7.20 PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
7.21 PostDoc: University of British Columbia, Canada
7.22 PostDoc: University of Houston, USA
7.23 PostDoc: University College Dublin, Ireland
7.24 PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
7.25 PostDoc: Lehigh University, USA
7.26 Research Fellow: University of Hull, UK
7.27 Research Group Leader: University of Stuttgart, Germany
7.28 Research Scientist: French German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, France
7.29 Faculty: University of Vermont, USA
7.30 Faculty: Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
7.31 Faculty: University of Pennsylvania, USA
7.32 Faculty: Syracuse University, USA
7.33 Faculty: Northeastern University, USA
7.34 Faculty: Stanford University, USA
7.35 Faculty: Virginia Tech, USA
7.36 Faculty: University of Houston, USA
7.37 Faculty: University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

1. IEEE CSS Headlines

1.1. CFP: CSS Outreach Fund
Contributed by: Daniel E. Rivera,

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 over 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 fall solicitation will be held from November 1 to 23, 2018. Information regarding the program, which includes proposal requirements and descriptions of current and past funded projects, can be found in:

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

Inquiries, notices of intent, and requests for application materials must be made directly to Daniel E. Rivera, Outreach Task Force Chair, at

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

 - 12th Asian Control Conference (ASCC). Fukuoka, Japan. Jun 9 - Jun 12, 2019.

 - 31st Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2019 CCDC). Nanchang, China. Jun 3 - Jun 5, 2019.

 - 56th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello (IL), United States. Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2018.

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

 - 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical and Human Systems. Miami (FL), United States. Dec 14 - Dec 15, 2018.

For a full listing of CSS technically cosponsored conferences, please visit and for a list of the upcoming and past CSS main conferences please visit

1.3. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Alessandro Astolfi,

Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume 63 (2018), Issue 9 (September)

- Scanning the Issue, p. 2753


- Passivity-Based Design for Event-Triggered Networked Control Systems, Arash Rahnama, Meng Xia, Panos J. Antsaklis, p. 2755
- Time-Inconsistent Mean-Field Stochastic LQ Problem: Open-Loop Time-Consistent Control, Yuan-Hua Ni, Ji-Feng Zhang, Miroslav Krstic, p. 2771
- Infinite Time Horizon Maximum Causal Entropy Inverse Reinforcement Learning, Zhengyuan Zhou, Michael Bloem, Nicholas Bambos, p. 2787
- Decentralized Supervisory Control of Networks of Nonlinear Control Systems, Giordano Pola, Pierdomenico Pepe, M. Domenica Di Benedetto, p. 2803
- Numerical Optimal Control with Periodicity Constraints in the Presence of Invariants, Sebastien Gros, Mario Zanon, p. 2818
- A Distributed Algorithm for Computing a Common Fixed Point of a Finite Family of Paracontractions, Daniel Fullmer, A. Stephen Morse, p. 2833
- Gaussian Process Quadrature Moment Transform, Jakub Prüher, Ondrej Straka, p. 2844
- Tracking a Diffusing Three-Dimensional Source via Nonholonomic Extremum Seeking, Trevor Ashley, Sean B. Andersson, p. 2855
- Stochastic Optimization in a Cumulative Prospect Theory Framework, Cheng Jie, Prashanth L.A., Michael C. Fu, Steven Marcus, Csaba Szepesvári, p. 2867
- Coalitional Control for Self-Organizing Agents, Filiberto Fele, Ezequiel Debada, J.M. Maestre, Eduardo F. Camacho, p. 2883
- Dynamic Models of Appraisal Networks Explaining Collective Learning, Wenjun Mei, Noah E. Friedkin, Kyle Lewis, Francesco Bullo, p. 2898
- Optimal Computing Budget Allocation to Select the Non-dominated Systems - a Large Deviations Perspective, Juxin Li, Weizhi Liu, Giulia Pedrielli, Loo Hay Lee, Ek Peng Chew, p. 2913
- Global Adaptive Stabilization and Tracking Control for High-Order Stochastic Nonlinear Systems with Time-Varying Delays, Lingrong Xue, Tianliang Zhang, Weihai Zhang, Xue-Jun Xie, p. 2928
- Navigation Functions for Convex Potentials in a Space with Convex Obstacles, Santiago Paternain, Daniel E. Koditschek, Alejandro Ribeiro, p. 2944
- The Structured Distance to the Nearest System Without Property P, Scott C. Johnson, Mark Wicks, Milos Zefran, Raymond A. DeCarlo, p. 2960
- Enhancing Output-feedback MPC with Set-valued Moving Horizon Estimation, Florian David Brunner, Matthias A. Muller, Frank Allgöwer, p. 2976

Technical Notes and Correspondence

- Control Design Using Passivation for Stability and Performance, Meng Xia, Arash Rahnama, Shige Wang, Panos J. Antsaklis, p. 2987
- Control Strategies for Non-zero Set-point Regulation of Linear Impulsive Systems, Pablo S. Rivadeneira, Antonio Ferramosca, Alejandro H. González, p. 2994
- Stochastic Feedback Based Kalman Filter for Nonlinear Continuous-Discrete Systems, Jiaolong Wang, Jihe Wang, Dexin Zhang, Xiaowei Shao, p. 3002
- Passive Controller Realization of a Biquadratic Impedance with Double Poles and Zeros as a Seven-Element Series-Parallel Network for Effective Mechanical Control, Kai Wang, Michael Z. Q. Chen, Chanying Li, Guanrong Chen, p. 3010
- Image-Based Position Control of Mobile Robots with a Completely Unknown Fixed Camera, Xinwu Liang, Hesheng Wang, Yun Hui Liu, Weidong Chen, Z. Jing, p. 3016
- Estimation of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems over Communication Channels, Vahideh Sanjaroon, Alireza Farhadi, Abolfazl Seyed Motahari, Babak H. Khalaj, p. 3024
- Denial-of-Service Power Dispatch against Linear Quadratic Control via a Fading Channel, Heng Zhang, Wei Xing Zheng, p. 3032
- On the Linear Quadratic Problem for Systems with Time Reversed Markov Jump Parameters and the Duality with Filtering of Markov Jump Linear Systems, Daniel A. Gutierrez-Pachas, Eduardo F. Costa, p. 3040
- On the Whittle Index for Restless Multi-armed Hidden Markov Bandits, Rahul Meshram, D Manjunath, Aditya Gopalan, p. 3046
- Optimal and Robust Sampled-Data Control of Markov Jump Linear Systems: a Differential LMI Approach, Gabriela W. Gabriel, Tiago R. Gonçalves, Jose C. Geromel, p. 3054
- Sliding Mode Based Differentiation and Filtering, Arie Levant, Xinghuo Yu, p. 3061
- Quasi-Continuous MIMO Sliding-Mode Control, Arie Levant, Boris Shustin, p. 3068
- Input Design for Kernel-Based System Identification from the Viewpoint of Frequency Response, Yusuke Fujimoto, Ichiro Maruta, Toshiharu Sugie, p. 3075
- Stability Analysis for Continuous-Time Switched Systems with Stochastic Switching Signals, Xiaotai Wu, Yang Tang, Jinde Cao, Xuerong Mao, p. 3083
- Gradient-Based Myopic Allocation Policy: An Efficient Sampling Procedure in a Low-Confidence Scenario, Yijie Peng, Chun-Hung Chen, Michael C. Fu, Jian-Qiang Hu, p. 3091
- Switching Stochastic Nonlinear Systems with Application to an Automotive Throttle, Alessandro N. Vargas, Eduardo F. Costa, Leonardo Acho, Joao B.R. do Val, p. 3098
- Neumann Boundary Stabilization of One-Dimensional Linear Parabolic Systems With Input Delay, Hideki Sano, p. 3105
- Optimal Steering of a Linear Stochastic System to a Final Probability Distribution, Part III, Yongxin Chen, Tryphon T. Georgiou, Michele Pavon, p. 3112
- Stability Analysis of Optimal Adaptive Control using Value Iteration with Approximation Errors, Ali Heydari, p. 3119
- Simulation Budget Allocation for Selecting the Top-m Designs with Input Uncertainty, Hui Xiao, Siyang Gao, p. 3127
- Approximate Value Iteration for Risk-aware Markov Decision Processes, Pengqian Yu, William B. Haskell, Huan Xu, p. 3135
- On Homogeneous Finite-Time Control for Linear Evolution Equation in Hilbert Space, Andrey Polyakov, Jean-michel Coron, Lionel Rosier, p. 3143
- A Flow-Network Based Polynomial-Time Approximation Algorithm for the Minimum Constrained Input Structural Controllability Problem, Shana Moothedath, Prasanna Chaporkar, Madhu N. Belur, p. 3151
- Competitive Interaction Design of Cooperative Systems Against Attacks, Azwirman Gusrialdi, Zhihua Qu, Marwan A. Simaan, p. 3159
- Quantized Feedback Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems with External Disturbance, Wei Ren, Junlin Xiong, p. 3167
- Generalization of Gao’s Reaching Law for Higher Relative Degree Sliding Variables, Andrzej Bartoszewicz, Pawel Latosinski, p. 3173
- A Linearized Stability Theorem for Nonlinear Delay Fractional Differential Equations, Tuan Hoang The, Hieu Trinh, p. 3180
- On the Necessity of LMI-based Design Conditions for Discrete Time LPV Filters, Amit Pandey, Mauricio de Oliveira, p. 3187

1.4. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
Contributed by: Maureen Stanton,

IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
Volume 5 (2018), Issue 3 (September)

Table of Contents

- Translational and Rotational Invariance in Networked Dynamical Systems, C.-I. Vasile, M. Schwager, and C. Belta, p. 822
- Pricing for the Optimal Coordination of Opportunistic Agents, O. Dalkilic, A. Eryilmaz, and X. Lin, p. 833
- Detection Against Linear Deception Attacks on Multi-Sensor Remote State Estimation, Y. Li, L. Shi, and T. Chen, p. 846
- Controllability of Dynamic-Edge Multi-Agent Systems, Y. Wang, J. Xiang, Y. Li, and M. Z. Q. Chen, p. 857
- Distributed Enforcement of Phase-Cohesiveness for Frequency Control of Islanded Inverter-Based Microgrids, M. Zholbaryssov and A. D. Domínguez-García, p. 868
- Finite-Time Distributed Averaging Over Gossip-Constrained Ring Networks, A. Falsone, K. Margellos, S. Garatti, and M. Prandini, p. 879
- Networked State Estimation With Delayed and Irregularly Spaced Time-Stamped Observations, B. Yan, H. Lev-Ari, and A. M. Stanković, p. 888
- Network-Based Analysis of Small-Disturbance Angle Stability of Power Systems, Y. Song, D. J. Hill, and T. Liu, p. 901
- Independent Log-Linear Learning in Potential Games With Continuous Actions, T. Tatarenko, p. 913
- Centrality Measures in Linear Consensus Networks With Structured Network Uncertainties, M. Siami, S. Bolouki, B. Bamieh, and N. Motee, p. 924
- A Distributed, Asynchronous, and Incremental Algorithm for Nonconvex Optimization: An ADMM Approach, M. Hong, p. 935
- Stable Wireless Network Control Under Service Constraints, M. Kasparick and G. Wunder, p. 946
- Distributed Stopping for Average Consensus in Digraphs, N. E. Manitara and C. N. Hadjicostis, p. 957
- Scaling the Kalman Filter for Large-Scale Traffic Estimation, Y. Sun and D. B. Work, p. 968
- A Jamming-Resilient Algorithm for Self-Triggered Network Coordination, D. Senejohnny, P. Tesi, and C. De Persis, p. 981
- Likelihood Ratio-Based Scheduler for Secure Detection in Cyber Physical Systems, J.-Y. Ding, K. You, S. Song, and C. Wu, p. 991
- Compositional Abstraction for Networks of Control Systems: A Dissipativity Approach, M. Zamani and M. Arcak, p. 1003
- Energy-Optimal Pump Scheduling and Water Flow, D. Fooladivanda and J. A. Taylor, p. 1016
- Diffusing Private Data Over Networks, F. Koufogiannis and G. J. Pappas, p. 1027
- I-CSMA: A Link-Scheduling Algorithm for Wireless Networks Based on Ising Model, Y. Wang and Y. Xia, p. 1038
- Novel Homotopy Theory for Nonlinear Networks and Systems and Its Applications to Electrical Grids, H.-D. Chiang and T. Wang, p. 1051
- Structure Learning in Power Distribution Networks, D. Deka, S. Backhaus, and M. Chertkov, p. 1061
- Topology Design for Stochastically Forced Consensus Networks, S. Hassan-Moghaddam and M. R. Jovanović, p. 1075
- Multiperiod Network Rate Allocation With End-to-End Delay Constraints, M. H. Hajiesmaili, M. S. Talebi, and A. Khonsari, p. 1087
- Mechanism Design for Resource Allocation in Networks With Intergroup Competition and Intragroup Sharing, A. Sinha and A. Anastasopoulos, p. 1098
- A Tool for Stability and Power-Sharing Analysis of a Generalized Class of Droop Controllers for High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission Systems, D. Zonetti, R. Ortega, and J. Schiffer, p. 1110,
- Adaptive Reliable Coordination Control for Linear Agent Networks With Intermittent Communication Constraints, X. Wang and C.-H. Yang, p. 1120
- Evaluating the Effects of Real Power Losses in Optimal Power Flow-Based Storage Integration, A. Castillo and D. F. Gayme, p. 1132
- Control Analysis and Design for Statistical Models of Spiking Networks, A. Nandi, M. M. Kafashan, and S. Ching, p. 1146
- Optimal Attack Strategies Subject to Detection Constraints Against Cyber-Physical Systems, Y. Chen, S. Kar, and J. M. F. Moura, p. 1157
- Adaptive Consensus in Leader-Following Networks of Heterogeneous Linear Systems, F. Xiao and T. Chen, p. 1169
- On (Non)Supermodularity of Average Control Energy, A. Olshevsky, p. 1177
- Discrete-Time Distributed Extremum-Seeking Control Over Networks With Unstable Dynamics, I. Vandermeulen, M. Guay, and P. J. McLellan, p. 1182
- Conic Relaxations for Power System State Estimation With Line Measurements, Y. Zhang, R. Madani, and J. Lavaei, p. 1193
- On Maximizing Sensor Network Lifetime by Energy Balancing, R. Du, L. Gkatzikis, C. Fischione, and M. Xiao, p. 1206
- Resilient First-Order Consensus and Weakly Stable, Higher Order Synchronization of Continuous-Time Networked Multiagent Systems, H. J. LeBlanc and X. Koutsoukos, p. 1219
- Distributed Optimal Load Frequency Control with Non-Passive Dynamics, S. Trip and C. De Persis, p. 1232
- Harnessing Smoothness to Accelerate Distributed Optimization, G. Qu and N. Li, p. 1245
- Characterization of Cutsets in Networks With Application to Transient Stability Analysis of Power Systems, Y. Song, D. J. Hill, and T. Liu, p. 1261
- Optimal Control of Linear Systems With Limited Control Actions: Threshold-Based Event-Triggered Control, B. Demirel, E. Ghadimi, D. E. Quevedo, and M. Johansson, p. 1275
- Detecting Topology Variations in Networks of Linear Dynamical Systems, G. Battistelli and P. Tesi, p. 1287
- Distributed Integer Weight Balancing in the Presence of Time Delays in Directed Graphs, A. I. Rikos and C. N. Hadjicostis, p. 1300
- Secure State Estimation and Control for Cyber Security of the Nonlinear Power Systems, Q. Hu, D. Fooladivanda, Y. H. Chang, and C. J. Tomlin, p. 1310
- Epidemic Processes Over Time-Varying Networks, P. E. Paré, C. L. Beck, and A. Nedić, p. 1322
- Event-Driven Trajectory Optimization for Data Harvesting in Multiagent Systems, Y. Khazaeni and C. G. Cassandras, p. 1335
- Proportionally Fair Resource Allocation in Multirate WLANs, J. P. Champati and P. Chaporkar, p. 1349
- A Theory of Solvability for Lossless Power Flow Equations—Part I: Fixed-Point Power Flow, J. W. Simpson-Porco, p. 1361
- A Theory of Solvability for Lossless Power Flow Equations—Part II: Conditions for Radial Networks, J. W. Simpson-Porco, p. 1373
- Consistent Dynamic Event-Triggered Policies for Linear Quadratic Control, D. J. Antunes and B. A. Khashooei, p. 1386
- Distributed Control of Vehicle Strings Under Finite-Time and Safety Specifications, P. Tallapragada and J. Cortés, p. 1399
- Stochastic Distributed Predictive Tracking Control for Networks of Autonomous Systems With Coupling Constraints, M. Farina and S. Misiano, p. 1412
- Analyzing and Quantifying the Effect of k-Line Failures in Power Grids, S. Soltan, A. Loh, and G. Zussman, p. 1424
- An Adaptive Switched Control Approach to Heterogeneous Platooning With Intervehicle Communication Losses, Y. A. Harfouch, S. Yuan, and S. Baldi, p. 1434
- Impact of Hostile Interference on Wireless Link Connectivity, G. D. Nguyen, S. Kompella, C. Kam, J. E. Wieselthier, and A. Ephremides, p. 1445
- Consensus Error Calculation for Multiagent Systems With Both System and Measurement Noises, Z. Wang and H. Zhang, p. 1457
- Online Distributed Voltage Stress Minimization by Optimal Feedback Reactive Power Control, M. Todescato, J. W. Simpson-Porco, F. Dörfler, R. Carli, and F. Bullo, p. 1467
- Robustness of DC Networks With Controllable Link Weights, Q. Ba and K. Savla, p. 1479
- On 3-D Formation Control With Mismatched Coordinates, Z. Meng, B. D. O. Anderson, and S. Hirche, p. 1492
- CORRECTIONS, Corrections to “On Submodularity and Controllability in Complex Dynamical Networks”, T. H. Summers, F. L. Cortesi, and J. Lygeros, p. 1503

1.5. IEEE Control Systems Letters
Contributed by: Francesca Bettini,

Table of Contents
IEEE Control Systems Letters
Volume 2 (2018), Issue 4 (October)

- A Distributed Iterative Algorithm for Multi-Agent MILPs: Finite-Time Feasibility and Performance Characterization, A. Falsone, K. Margellos, and M. Prandini - p. 563
- Practical Sample-and-Hold Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems Under Approximate Optimizers, P. Osinenko, L. Beckenbach, and S. Streif - p. 569
- Empirical Detection of Time Scales in LTI Systems using Sparse Optimization Techniques, V. S. Pinnamaraju and A. K. Tangirala - p. 575
- Improving Scenario Decomposition for Multistage MPC Using a Sensitivity-Based Path-Following Algorithm, D. Krishnamoorthy, E. Suwartadi, B. Foss, S. Skogestad, and J. Jäschke - p. 581
- Distributed Kalman Filtering Over Sensor Networks with Unknown Random Link Failures, S. Battilotti, F. Cacace, M. d’Angelo, and A. Germani - p. 587
- Marketing Resource Allocation in Duopolies Over Social Networks, V. S. Varma, I.-C. Mor˘arescu, S. Lasaulce, and S. Martin - p. 593
- A Global Optimal Solution to the Eco-Driving Problem, G. P. Padilla, S. Weiland, and M. C. F. Donkers - p. 599
- New Haar-Based Algorithms for Stability Analysis of LPV Systems, P. T. Bandeira, P. C. Pellanda, and L. O. de Araújo - p. 605
- Sample-Based SMPC for Tracking Control of Fixed-Wing UAV, M. Mammarella, E. Capello, F. Dabbene, and G. Guglieri - p. 611
- A Class of Hybrid Velocity Observers for Angular Measurements with Jumps, M. Brentari, P. Bosetti, and L. Zaccarian - p. 617
- Visual Area Coverage by Heterogeneous Aerial Agents Under Imprecise Localization, M. Tzes, S. Papatheodorou, and A. Tzes - p. 623
- On the Efficiency of Nash Equilibria in Aggregative Charging Games, D. Paccagnan, F. Parise, and J. Lygeros - p. 629
- Trajectory Tracking on Complex Networks with Non-Identical Chaotic Nodes via Inverse Optimal Pinning Control, C. J. Vega, E. N. Sanchez, and G. Chen - p. 635
- Solving Stochastic LQR Problems by Polynomial Chaos, T. Levajkovi´c, H. Mena, and L.-M. Pfurtscheller - p. 641
- Outlier-Robust Estimation of Uncertain-Input Systems with Applications to Nonparametric FIR and Hammerstein Models, R. S. Risuleo and H. Hjalmarsson - p. 647
- Synchronization of Networks of Piecewise-Smooth Systems, M. Coraggio, P. DeLellis, S. J. Hogan, and M. di Bernardo - p. 653
- Identification of Sparse Reciprocal Graphical Models, D. Alpago, M. Zorzi, and A. Ferrante - p. 659
- Control-Theoretical and Topological Analysis of Covariance Intersection Based Distributed Kalman Filter, T.-K. Chang and A. Mehta - p. 665
- Modeling Hydraulic Networks for Control: How to Deal With Consumption?, S. Kaltenbacher, M. Steinberger, and M. Horn - p. 671
- H∞-Optimal Parallel Feedforward Control Using Minimum Gain, R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes - p. 677
- Identifiability of Undirected Dynamical Networks: A Graph-Theoretic Approach, H. J. van Waarde, P. Tesi, and M. K. Camlibel - p. 683
- Graph Algorithms for Topology Identification Using Power Grid Probing, G. Cavraro and V. Kekatos - p. 689
- On the Existence of Stable Real nth-Order Transfer Functions With Desired Phase at n Frequencies, V. K. Singh and V. Natarajan - p. 695
- Static Output-Feedback Incentive Stackelberg Game for Discrete-Time Markov Jump Linear Stochastic Systems with External Disturbance, H. Mukaidani, H. Xu, and V. Dragan - p. 701
- Hybrid Framework for Consensus in Directed and Asynchronous Network of Non-Holonomic Agents, T. Borzone, I.-C. Mor˘arescu, M. Jungers, M. Boc, and C. Janneteau - p. 707
- Kernel-Based Impulse Response Estimation with a Priori Knowledge on the DC Gain, Y. Fujimoto and T. Sugie - p. 713
- Wide-Area Damping Control for Interarea Oscillations in Power Grids Based on PMU Measurements, I. Zenelis and X. Wang - p. 719
- Containability with Event-Based Sampling for Scalar Systems with Time-Varying Delay and Uncertainty, S. Linsenmayer, H. Ishii, and F. Allgöwer - p. 725
- Regularization and Feedback Passivation in Cooperative Control of Passivity-Short Systems: A Network Optimization Perspective, A. Jain, M. Sharf, and D. Zelazo - p. 731
- DEEPCAS: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithm for Control-Aware Scheduling, B. Demirel, A. Ramaswamy, D. E. Quevedo, and H. Karl - p. 737
- Derivative-Free Optimization Algorithms Based on Non-Commutative Maps, J. Feiling, A. Zeller, and C. Ebenbauer - p. 743
- A Switched Systems Framework for Path Following with Intermittent State Feedback, H.-Y. Chen, Z. I. Bell, P. Deptula, and W. E. Dixon - p. 749
- Contraction and Robustness of Continuous Time Primal-Dual Dynamics, H. D. Nguyen, T. L. Vu, K. Turitsyn, and J.-J. Slotine - p. 755
- Sampled-Data Reachability Analysis Using Sensitivity and Mixed-Monotonicity, P.-J. Meyer, S. Coogan, and M. Arcak - p. 761
- On Guaranteed Capture in Multi-Player Reach-Avoid Games via Coverage Control, P. Rivera-Ortiz and Y. Diaz-Mercado - p. 767
- Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Repetitive Control Schemes, F. Califano, M. Bin, A. Macchelli, and C. Melchiorri - p. 773
- Distributed Actuator Selection: Achieving Optimality via a Primal-Dual Algorithm, L. Romao, K. Margellos, and A. Papachristodoulou - p. 779
- Sliding Mode Based Dynamic State Estimation for Synchronous Generators in Power Systems, G. Rinaldi, P. P. Menon, C. Edwards, and A. Ferrara - p. 785
- Generic Existence of Unique Lagrange Multipliers in AC Optimal Power Flow, A. Hauswirth, S. Bolognani, G. Hug, and F. Dörfler - p. 791
- Characterization of Ultimate Bounds for Systems with State-Dependent Disturbances, S. Olaru and H. Ito - p. 797
- A Robustness Measure of Transient Stability Under Operational Constraints in Power Systems, L. Aolaritei, D. Lee, T. L. Vu, and K. Turitsyn - p. 803
- Constrained Ulam Dynamic Mode Decomposition: Approximation of the Perron-Frobenius Operator for Deterministic and Stochastic Systems, D. Goswami, E. Thackray, and D. A. Paley - p. 809
- Privacy Verification and Enforcement via Belief Abstraction, B. Wu and H. Lin - p. 815
- Actuator Placement for Symmetric Structural Controllability with Heterogeneous Costs, O. Romero and S. Pequito - p. 821
- On Avoiding the Effect of Non-Minimum Phase Zeros Over the Signal-to-Noise Ratio Limitation, M. Derpich and A. J. Rojas - p. 827
- On Global Optimization for Informative Path Planning, P. Boström-Rost, D. Axehill and G. Hendeby - p. 833
- A Scalable Model-Based Learning Algorithm with Application to UAVs, X. Liang, M. Zheng, and F. Zhang - p. 839
- Exponential Hidden Markov Models for H∞ Control of Jumping Systems, F. Stadtmann and O. L. V. Costa - p. 845

1.6. IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
Contributed by: Kaiwen Chen,

The IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest is a novel and convenient guide that helps readers keep track of the latest published articles.

The CSS Publications Content Digest, available at provides lists of current tables of contents of the periodicals sponsored by the Control Systems Society.

Each issue offers readers a rapid means to survey and access the latest peer-reviewed papers of the IEEE Control Systems Society. We also include links to the Society’s sponsored Conferences to give readers a preview of upcoming meetings.

2. Award

2.1. European Control Award: Call for Nomination
Contributed by: Paul Goulart,

The “European Control Award (ECA)” is to recognize outstanding contributions by a young researcher in the area of systems and control. The award is sponsored by the European Control Association (EUCA), and will be presented during the annual European Control Conference. The recipient will give a plenary lecture during the final day of the ECC. Details of this award and the nomination procedure can be found at

We encourage you to identify and to promote potential candidates for the European Control Award 2019, before November 30th 2018.

3. Online Seminar

3.1. Online Seminar by Dr. Francesco Bullo
Contributed by: Tansel Yucelen,

Online Seminar by Dr. Francesco Bullo - 12:00 PM Eastern Time, October 19, 2018 (Friday)

University of South Florida Forum on Robotics & Control Engineering (USF FoRCE, will host Dr. Francesco Bullo (University of California, Santa Barbara) on October 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Specifically, Dr. Bullo will give an online seminar titled "Perspectives on the History, Sociology, and Mathematics of Influence Systems" (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:

WebEx indirect link:
(use 623 812 420 for the meeting number and FY3zJ2fw for the password)

WebEx phone link:
+1-510-338-9438 USA Toll
(global call-in numbers:

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 for more information and to access previously recorded events. For any questions, email the USF FoRCE director, Dr. Tansel Yucelen (

Title: Perspectives on the History, Sociology, and Mathematics of Influence Systems (Dr. Francesco Bullo, 12:00 PM Eastern Time, October 19, 2018)

Abstract: This talk will present models for the evolution of opinions, interpersonal influences, and social power in a group of individuals. I will present empirical data and mathematical models for the opinion formation process in deliberative groups, including concepts of self-weight and social power. I will then focus on groups who discuss and form opinions along sequences of judgmental, intellective, and resource allocation issues. I will show how the natural dynamical evolution of interpersonal influence structures is shaped by the psychological phenomenon of reflected appraisal. Multi-agent models and analysis results are grounded in influence networks from mathematical sociology, replicator dynamics from evolutionary games, and transactive memory systems from organization science. (Joint work with: Noah E. Friedkin, Peng Jia, and Ge Chen)

Biography: Francesco Bullo is a Professor with the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was previously associated with the University of Padova (Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering, 1994), the California Institute of Technology (Ph.D. degree in Control and Dynamical Systems, 1999), and the University of Illinois. His research interests focus on network systems and distributed control with application to robotic coordination, power grids and social networks. He is the coauthor of “Geometric Control of Mechanical Systems” (Springer, 2004) and “Distributed Control of Robotic Networks” (Princeton, 2009); his “Lectures on Network Systems” (CreateSpace, 2018) is available on his website. He received best paper awards for his work in IEEE Control Systems, Automatica, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE, SIAM, and ESAIM journals, and is serving as 2018 IEEE CSS President.

4. Books

4.1. Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems
Contributed by: Andre Platzer,

Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems

Andre Platzer.
Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems.
Springer, 2018. 659 pages.
ISBN 978-3-319-63587-3. $49.99/€

Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine cyber capabilities, such as computation or communication, with physical capabilities, such as motion or other physical processes. Cars, aircraft, and robots are prime examples, because they move physically in space in a way that is determined by discrete computerized control algorithms. Designing these algorithms is challenging due to their tight coupling with physical behavior, while it is vital that these algorithms be correct because we rely on them for safety-critical tasks.

This textbook teaches undergraduate students the core principles behind CPSs. It shows them how to develop models and controls; identify safety specifications and critical properties; reason rigorously about CPS models; leverage multi-dynamical systems compositionality to tame CPS complexity; verify CPS models of appropriate scale in logic; and develop an intuition for operational effects.

The book is supported with homework exercises, lecture videos, and slides.


1. Cyber-Physical Systems: Overview

Part I - Elementary Cyber-Physical Systems
2. Differential Equations & Domains
3. Choice & Control
4. Safety & Contracts
5. Dynamical Systems & Dynamic Axioms
6. Truth & Proof
7. Control Loops & Invariants
8. Events & Responses
9. Reactions & Delays

Part II - Differential Equations Analysis
10. Differential Equations & Differential Invariants
11. Differential Equations & Proofs
12. Ghosts & Differential Ghosts
13. Differential Invariants & Proof Theory

Part III - Adversarial Cyber-Physical Systems
14. Hybrid Systems & Games
15. Winning Strategies & Regions
16. Winning & Proving Hybrid Games
17. Game Proofs & Separations

Part IV - Comprehensive CPS Correctness
18. Axioms & Uniform Substitutions
19. Verified Models & Verified Runtime Validation
20. Virtual Substitution & Real Equations
21. Virtual Substitution & Real Arithmetic

4.2. Handbook of Model Predictive Control
Contributed by: Sasa V. Rakovic,

We are very pleased to announce that the Handbook of Model Predictive Control, edited by Sasa V. Rakovic and William S. Levine, is now available from Springer.

The following is a link to the Springer’s website for the handbook, which contains detailed information about the book.

4.3. Distributed Averaging and Balancing in Network Systems with Applications to Coordination and Control
Contributed by: Tanya Capawana,

Foundations and Trends in Systems and Control:
Distributed Averaging and Balancing in Network Systems: with Applications to Coordination and Control
By: Christoforos N. Hadjicostis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), Alejandro D. Domínguez-García (University of Illinois, USA) and Themistokis Charalambous (Aalto Universityt, Finland)

This monograph focuses on the key operations of distributed average consensus and weight/flow balancing under a variety of communication topologies and adversarial network conditions such as delays and packet drops. Divided into two parts, Theory and Applications, it first provides the reader with thorough grounding into the theory underpinning the research before discussing two applications in detail. Namely, the coordination of distributed energy resources and the computation of PageRank values.

1. Introduction
Part I. Theory
2. Preliminaries
3. Distributed Asymptotic Average Consensus
4. Distributed Finite-Time Average Consensus
5. Distributed Weight Balancing
Part II. Applications
6. Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources
7. The PageRank Problem

4.4. A Brief Introduction to Machine Learning for Engineers
Contributed by: Tanya Capawana,

Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing:
A Brief Introduction to Machine Learning for Engineers
By: Osvaldo Simeone (King’s College London, UK)

There is a wealth of literature and books available to engineers starting to understand what machine learning is and how it can be used in their everyday work. This presents the problem of where the engineer should start. The answer is often “for a general, but slightly outdated introduction, read this book; for a detailed survey of methods based on probabilistic models, check this reference; to learn about statistical learning, this text is useful” and so on. This monograph provides the starting point to the literature that every engineer new to machine learning needs. It offers a basic and compact reference that describes key ideas and principles in simple terms and within a unified treatment, encompassing recent developments and pointers to the literature for further study.

I. Basics
1. Introduction
2. A Gentle Introduction through Linear Regression
3. Probabilistic Models for Learning
II. Supervised Learning
4. Classification
5. Statistical Learning Theory
II. Unsupervised Learning
6. Unsupervised Learning
IV. Advanced Modelling and Inference
7. Probabilistic Graphical Models
8. Approximate Inference and Learning
V. Conclusions
9. Concluding Remarks

4.5. Smart Grid Control
Contributed by: Oliver Jackson,    

Title: Smart Grid Control
Subtitle: Overview and Research Opportunities
Editors: Stoustrup, J., Annaswamy, A., Chakrabortty, A., Qu, Z. (Eds.)
ISBN: 978-3-319-98309-7
Hardcover: $149.99/€119,99
268 pages,
October 2018, Springer

This book focuses on the role of systems and control. Focusing on the current and future development of smart grids in the generation and transmission of energy, it provides an overview of the smart grid control landscape, and the potential impact of the various investigations presented has for technical aspects of power generation and distribution as well as for human and economic concerns such as pricing, consumption and demand management.
A tutorial exposition is provided in each chapter, describing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Topics in these chapters include: wide-area control; issues of estimation and integration at the transmission; distribution, consumers, and demand management; and cyber-physical security for smart grid control systems. The contributors describe the problems involved with each topic, and what impact these problems would have if not solved.
The tutorial components and the opportunities and challenges detailed make this book ideal for anyone interested in new paradigms for modernized, smart power grids, and anyone in a field where control is applied. More specifically, it is a valuable resource for students studying smart grid control, and for researchers and academics wishing to extend their knowledge of the topic.


Part I Electricity Markets
Electricity Markets in the United States: A Brief History, Current Operations, and Trends
Some Emerging Challenges in Electricity Markets
Incentivizing Market and Control for Ancillary Services in Dynamic Power Grids
Long-Term Challenges for Future Electricity Markets with Distributed Energy Resources

Part II Distributed Control for DER Integration
Distributed control of power grids
Virtual Energy Storage from Flexible Loads: Distributed Control with QoS Constraints
Distributed Design of Smart Grids for Large-Scalability and Evolution
Smart Grid Control: Opportunities and Research Challenges: A Decentralized Stochastic Control Approach

Part III Wide-area Control using Real-time Data
Wide-Area Communication and Control: A Cyber-Physical Perspective
Research Challenges for Design and Implementation of Wide-Area Control
Signal Processing in Smart Grids: from Data to Reliable Information
WAMS Based Controlled System Separation to Mitigate Cascading Failures in Smart Grid

Part IV Cyber-physical Security
Smart Grid Security: Attacks and Defenses
Multi-Layer Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience for Smart Grid
Cyber Security for Power System State Estimation
Challenges and Opportunities: Cyber-Physical Security in the Smart Grid
Towards Resilient Operation of Smart Grid

4.6. Intelligent Control of Connected Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Contributed by: Oliver Jackson,

Title: Intelligent Control of Connected Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Authors: Taghavipour, A., Vajedi, M., Azad, N.L.
ISBN: 978-3-030-00313-5
Hardcover: $169.99/€139,99
212 pages,
October 2018, Springer
Intelligent Control of Connected Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles presents the development of real-time intelligent control systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which involves control-oriented modelling, controller design, and performance evaluation. The controllers outlined in the book take advantage of advances in vehicle communications technologies, such as global positioning systems, intelligent transportation systems, geographic information systems, and other on-board sensors, in order to provide look-ahead trip data. The book contains simple and efficient models and fast optimization algorithms for the devised controllers to address the challenge of real-time implementation in the design of complex control systems.
Using the look-ahead trip information, the authors of the book propose intelligent optimal model-based control systems to minimize the total energy cost, for both grid-derived electricity and fuel. The multilayer intelligent control system proposed consists of trip planning, an ecological cruise controller, and a route-based energy management system. An algorithm that is designed to take advantage of previewed trip information to optimize battery depletion profiles is presented in the book. Different control strategies are compared and ways in which connecting vehicles via vehicle-to-vehicle communication can improve system performance are detailed.
Intelligent Control of Connected Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles is a useful source of information for postgraduate students and researchers in academic institutions participating in automotive research activities. Engineers and designers working in research and development for automotive companies will also find this book of interest.


1 Introduction
1.1 Background; 1.2 Motivation and Challenges; 1.3 Objectives and Methods; 1.4 Book Organization; References
2 Related Work
2.1 Trip Planning; 2.2 HEV/PHEV Energy Management Strategies; 2.3 Cruise Controller; 2.4 Summary; References
3 High-Fidelity Modeling of a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Powertrain
3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain; 3.3 High-Fidelity Model in MapleSim; 3.4 Model Validation; 3.5 High-Fidelity Model in Autonomie; 3.6 Summary; References
Part I: Energy Management Approach
4 Nonlinear Model Predictive Control
4.1 NMPC Energy Management Design; 4.2 Low-Level Controls Design; 4.3 Summary; References
5 Multi-parametric Predictive Control
5.1 eMPC Energy Management Strategy Design; 5.2 Energy Management Polytopes; 5.3 Stability Notes; 5.4 eMPC Performance Simulation; 5.5 eMPC Performance Benchmarking via HIL; 5.6 Summary; References
6 Control-Relevant Parameter Estimated Strategy
6.1 Control-Relevant Parameter Estimation (CRPE); 6.2 CRPE-eMPC Energy Management Polytopes; 6.3 CRPE-eMPC Performance Simulation; 6.4 CRPE-eMPC Performance Benchmarking via HIL; 6.5 Summary; References
Part II: Smart Ecological Supervisory Controls
7 Real-Time Trip Planning Module Development and Evaluation
7.1 Online Optimization Model; 7.2 Real-Time Optimization Procedure; 7.3 Benchmarking via MIL and HIL; 7.4 Summary; References
8 Route-Based Supervisory Controls
8.1 Optimum Energy Management Development; 8.2 MIL Testing; 8.3 Control Prototyping via HIL; 8.4 Summary; References
9 Ecological Cruise Control
9.1 Control-Oriented Modeling; 9.2 Controls Design; 9.3 Results; 9.4 HIL Testing Results; 9.5 Summary; References
10 Conclusions
10.1 Part I; 10.2 Part II; 10.3 Recommendations for Future Research

5. Journals

5.1. Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: John Coca,

Vol. 97
November 2018

- Zohra Kader, Christophe Fiter, Laurentiu Hetel, Lotfi Belkoura, Stabilization by a relay control using non-quadratic Lyapunov functions, Pages 353-366
- John Maidens, Axel Barrau, Silvère Bonnabel, Murat Arcak, Symmetry reduction for dynamic programming, Pages 367-375
- Karmvir Singh Phogat, Debasish Chatterjee, Ravi N. Banavar, A discrete-time Pontryagin maximum principle on matrix Lie groups, Pages 376-391
- Alice Cleynen, Benoîte de Saporta, Change-point detection for piecewise deterministic Markov processes, Pages 234-247
- Tao Yang, Yan Wan, Hong Wang, Zongli Lin, Global optimal consensus for discrete-time multi-agent systems with bounded controls, Pages 182-185
- John Matthew Brewer, Panagiotis Tsiotras, Partial attitude synchronization for networks of underactuated spacecraft, Pages 27-37
- Hidenori Shingin, Yoshito Ohta, Amplitude SNR limitation in control over channels with bounded noise, Pages 286-291
- Jun Moon, Tamer Başar, Linear quadratic mean field Stackelberg differential games, Pages 200-213
- Jun Hu, Zidong Wang, Huijun Gao, Joint state and fault estimation for time-varying nonlinear systems with randomly occurring faults and sensor saturations, Pages 150-160
- Ai-Guo Wu, Hui-Jie Sun, Ying Zhang, An SOR implicit iterative algorithm for coupled Lyapunov equations, Pages 38-47
- Biqiang Mu, Tianshi Chen, On input design for regularized LTI system identification: Power-constrained input, Pages 327-338
- Wassim M. Haddad, Tanmay Rajpurohit, Xu Jin, Energy-based feedback control for stochastic port-controlled Hamiltonian systems, Pages 134-142
- Reza Sheikhbahaei, Aria Alasty, Gholamreza Vossoughi, Robust fault tolerant explicit model predictive control, Pages 248-253
- Lilian Kawakami Carvalho, Yi-Chin Wu, Raymond Kwong, Stéphane Lafortune, Detection and mitigation of classes of attacks in supervisory control systems, Pages 121-133
- Daniel Jung, Erik Frisk, Residual selection for fault detection and isolation using convex optimization, Pages 143-149
- Bin Zhou, Xuefei Yang, Global stabilization of discrete-time multiple integrators with bounded and delayed feedback, Pages 306-315
- Sergio Grammatico, Comments on “Distributed robust adaptive equilibrium computation for generalized convex games” [Automatica 63 (2016) 82–91], Pages 186-188
- Kun Lin, Cheng Jie, Steven I. Marcus, Probabilistically distorted risk-sensitive infinite-horizon dynamic programming, Pages 1-6
- Jung-Min Yang, Exact fault recovery for asynchronous sequential machines with output bursts, Pages 115-120
- Ding Zhai, Liwei An, Jiuxiang Dong, Qingling Zhang, Output feedback adaptive sensor failure compensation for a class of parametric strict feedback systems, Pages 48-57
- Hongyi Li, Yueying Wang, Deyin Yao, Renquan Lu, A sliding mode approach to stabilization of nonlinear Markovian jump singularly perturbed systems, Pages 404-413
- Serhii Babenko, Michael Defoort, Mohamed Djemai, Serge Nicaise, On the consensus tracking investigation for multi-agent systems on time scale via matrix-valued Lyapunov functions, Pages 316-326
- Andrea Bisoffi, Fulvio Forni, Mauro Da Lio, Luca Zaccarian, Relay-based hybrid control of minimal-order mechanical systems with applications, Pages 104-114
- Ti-Chung Lee, Weiguo Xia, Youfeng Su, Jie Huang, Exponential consensus of discrete-time systems based on a novel Krasovskii–LaSalle theorem under directed switching networks, Pages 189-199
- Guangchen Wang, Hua Xiao, Jie Xiong, A kind of LQ non-zero sum differential game of backward stochastic differential equation with asymmetric information, Pages 346-352
- Robin Ping Guan, Branko Ristic, Liuping Wang, Rob Evans, Monte Carlo localisation of a mobile robot using a Doppler–Azimuth radar, Pages 161-166
- Maryam Sadeghi Reineh, Solmaz S. Kia, Faryar Jabbari, New anti-windup structure for magnitude and rate limited inputs and peak-bounded disturbances, Pages 301-305
- Salim Ibrir, Joint state and parameter estimation of non-linearly parameterized discrete-time nonlinear systems, Pages 226-233
- He Kong, Salah Sukkarieh, Metamorphic moving horizon estimation, Pages 167-171
- Heng Wang, Shoudong Huang, Guanghong Yang, Gamini Dissanayake, Comparison of two different objective functions in 2D point feature SLAM, Pages 172-181
- Pepijn Bastiaan Cox, Roland Tóth, Mihály Petreczky, Towards efficient maximum likelihood estimation of LPV-SS models, Pages 392-403
- Nilanjan Roy Chowdhury, Srikant Sukumar, Debasish Chatterjee, A new condition for asymptotic consensus over switching graphs, Pages 18-26
- Alexandros Nikou, Dimitris Boskos, Jana Tumova, Dimos V. Dimarogonas, On the timed temporal logic planning of coupled multi-agent systems, Pages 339-345
- Sei Zhen Khong, Arjan van der Schaft, On the converse of the passivity and small-gain theorems for input–output maps, Pages 58-63
- Mohamed Abdelmonim Hassan Darwish, Pepijn Bastiaan Cox, Ioannis Proimadis, Gianluigi Pillonetto, Roland Tóth, Prediction-error identification of LPV systems: A nonparametric Gaussian regression approach, Pages 92-103
- Julian Barreiro-Gomez, Hamidou Tembine, Constrained evolutionary games by using a mixture of imitation dynamics, Pages 254-262
- Jun Zheng, Guchuan Zhu, Input-to-state stability with respect to boundary disturbances for a class of semi-linear parabolic equations, Pages 271-277
- Matteo Cocetti, Andrea Serrani, Luca Zaccarian, Linear output regulation with dynamic optimization for uncertain linear over-actuated systems, Pages 214-225
- Hugo Lhachemi, David Saussié, Guchuan Zhu, Boundary feedback stabilization of a flexible wing model under unsteady aerodynamic loads, Pages 73-81
- Yong Xu, Jiu-Gang Dong, Renquan Lu, Lihua Xie, Stability of continuous-time positive switched linear systems: A weak common copositive Lyapunov functions approach, Pages 278-285
- Dong Shen, Jian-Xin Xu, Distributed learning consensus for heterogenous high-order nonlinear multi-agent systems with output constraints, Pages 64-72
- Tianju Sui, Damián Edgardo Marelli, Minyue Fu, Renquan Lu, Accuracy analysis for distributed weighted least-squares estimation in finite steps and loopy networks, Pages 82-91
- Alexey A. Bobtsov, Anton A. Pyrkin, Romeo S. Ortega, Alexey A. Vedyakov, A state observer for sensorless control of magnetic levitation systems, Pages 263-270
- Yuzhe Li, Junfeng Wu, Tongwen Chen, Transmit power control and remote state estimation with sensor networks: A Bayesian inference approach, Pages 292-300
- Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Soon-Jo Chung, Distributed Bayesian filtering using logarithmic opinion pool for dynamic sensor networks, Pages 7-17

5.2. Contents: Systems & Control Letters
Contributed by: John Coca,

Systems & Control Letters
Vol. 120
October 2018

- Xiaoquan Tang, Long Zhang, Xiuting Li, Bayesian augmented Lagrangian algorithm for system identification, Pages 9-16
- Victor Ayala, Philippe Jouan, Singular linear systems on Lie groups; equivalence, Pages 1-8
- Xinzhi Liu, Kexue Zhang, Stabilization of nonlinear time-delay systems: Distributed-delay dependent impulsive control, Pages 17-22
- Ramin Esmzad, Reza Mahboobi Esfanjani, Modified likelihood Kalman filter for systems with incomplete, delayed and lost measurements, Pages 23-28
- Wentao Tang, Prodromos Daoutidis, Distributed adaptive dynamic programming for data-driven optimal control, Pages 36-43
- A.A. Malikopoulos, C.D. Charalambous, I. Tzortzis, The average cost of Markov chains subject to total variation distance uncertainty, Pages 29-35

5.3. Contents: Nonlinear Studies
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram,

Vol 25 No 3 (2018): Nonlinear Studies
Published: 2018-08-28

- Existence and inclusion for nonlocal elliptic boundary value problems, Christoph Tietz, 475-487
- Intuitionistic fuzzy soft subhemiring of a hemiring, N. Anitha, J. Venkatesan, 489-503
- A quenching problem of Kawarada's type for one dimensional Caputo fractional reaction diffusion equation , Subhash Subedi, Aghalaya S Vatsala, 505-519
- A delayed SEIR epidemic model with pulse vaccination and treatment, Mahmoud H DarAssi, Mohammad Safi, Bashir Al-Hdaibat, 521-534
- Study of a symbiotic system with disease and delay, Kusumika Kundu, Sudip Samanta, Pijush Panday, Nikhil Pal, Q. J. A. Khan, Joydev Chattopadhyay, 535-557
- Some variants of two basic hybrid fixed point theorems of Krasnoselskii and Dhage with applications, Bapurao C. Dhage, 559-573
- Alternative food of intermediate predator control chaos-conclusion drawn from a tri-trophic food chain, Binayak Nath, Krishna Pada Das, 575-589
- Exact controllability of nonlocal stochastic neutral impulsive differential equations , R Nirmalkumar, R. Murugesu, 591-607
- Duality structure, asymptotic analysis and emergent fractal sets , Dhurjati Prasad Datta, Soma Sarkar, 609-640
- The improved HPM for analytical solution of fractional Schr\"{o}dinger equation , Bahram Agheli, Rahmat Darzi, 641-652
- On paraquaternionic submersions of tangent bundle of order two ,Hichem El Hendi, Belarbi Lakehal, 653-664
- Turing-Hopf bifurcation in Gauss-type model with cross diffusion and its application , Ismail Boudjema, Salih Djilali, 665-687
- Gelfand-Philips and L-limited properties of order P on Banach spaces, M. Alikhani, M. Fakhar, Jafar Zafarani, 689-700
- Existence results of weak solution to perturbed Kirchhoff type problems for impulsive differential equations , F. Vahedi, G.A. Afrouzi, M. Alimohammady, 701-717
- Linear differential equations with fast-growing coefficients in complex plane, Mohamed Amine Zemirni, Benharrat Belaidi, 719-731

5.4. Contents: Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram,

Vol 9 No 3 (2018): Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace (MESA)
Published: 2018-08-28

- A unified linear bending/shear beam (spar) theory: From deterministic da Vinci–Euler–Bernoulli elastic beams , Harry H. Hilton, 277-314
- New technique in asymptotic stability for third-order nonlinear delay differential equations,Hocine Gabsi, Abdelouaheb Ardjouni, Ahcene Djoudi, 315-330
- Land-survey satellite guidance and attitude control during a scanning stereoscopic imagery, Yevgeny Somov, Sergey Butyrin, 331-338
- A new fractional order modified hyperchaotic Pan system, Zetili Sihem, Zehrour Okba, Diar Ahmed, 339-346
- Coordinate bending studies for univariate Schr\"odinger equation: Cubic and inverse cubic bending functions, Metin Demiralp, 347-364
- Satellite attitude guidance and economical digital control during initial modes, Tatyana Somova, 365-372
- Subharmonic and homoclinic solutions for a class of Hamiltonian Systems, Khaled Khachnaoui, Mohsen Timoumi, 373-386
- Guidance, navigation and control of a free-flying robot during its rendezvous with a passive space vehicle , Yevgeny Somov, Sergey Butyrin, Sergey Somov, 387-396
- A general integrable probability density function with an arbitrary number of open parameters, Harry H. Hilton, Ishan T. Karnik, 397-409

5.5. Contents: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
Contributed by: Charis Edworthy,

Contents, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information 35:03

The Table of Contents below can be viewed at:

- Urvashi Arora and N. Sukavanam, Controllability of retarded semilinear fractional system with non-local conditions
- Gloria-Lilia Osorio-Gordillo, Mohamed Darouach, Latifa Boutat-Baddas, and Carlos-Manuel Astorga-Zaragoza, H∞ dynamical observer-based control for descriptor systems
- Mourad Kchaou and Magdi S. Mahmoud, Robust (Q,S,R)-γ-dissipative sliding mode control for uncertain discrete-time descriptor systems with time-varying delay
- A. Kulkarni and S. Purwar, Adaptive nonlinear gain based composite nonlinear feedback controller with input saturation
- Zhongli You and JinRong Wang, On the exponential stability of nonlinear delay systems with impulses
- Gabriel Rodrigues de Campos, Dimos V. Dimarogonas, Alexandre Seuret, and Karl H. Johansson, Distributed control of compact formations for multi-robot swarms
- Muhammad Imran and Abdul Ghafoor, Frequency weighted passivity preserving model reduction technique
- Mohammed Amine Ghezzar, Djillali Bouagada, and Mohammed Chadli, Influence of discretization step on positivity of a certain class of two-dimensional continuous-discrete fractional linear systems
- Alexandre Seuret and Emilia Fridman, Wirtinger-like Lyapunov–Krasovskii functionals for discrete-time delay systems
- Chaker Jammazi, Some results on finite-time stabilizability: application to triangular control systems
- Nizar Hadj Taieb and Mohamed Ali Hammami, Some new results on the global uniform asymptotic stability of time-varying dynamical systems
- Piotr Kulczycki, Małgorzata Charytanowicz, Piotr A. Kowalski, and Szymon Łukasik, Identification of atypical (rare) elements—a conditional, distribution-free approach
- Jian Liu and Xiaoe Ruan, Synchronous-substitution-type iterative learning control for discrete-time networked control systems with Bernoulli-type stochastic packet dropouts
- Yali Dong, Shuang Liang, Liangliang Guo, and Wenqin Wang, Exponential stability and stabilization for uncertain discrete-time periodic systems with time-varying delay
- Amin Jajarmi and Mojtaba Hajipour, An efficient iterative eigenvalue decomposition approach for the optimal control of time-delay systems
- Hongyan Yu, Songtao Guo, Fei Wang, and Yang Yang, Dynamic time-delayed feedback control of Westwood+ TCP flow control model with communication delay
- Wencheng Zou and Zhengrong Xiang, Containment control of fractional-order nonlinear multi-agent systems under fixed topologies

5.6. Contents: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Li-Chen Fu,

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.20, No.5 September, 2018

[Regular Paper]
1. Switching Control of Acceleration and Safety Protection for Turbo Fan Aero‐Engines Based on Equilibrium Manifold Expansion Model (Pages: 1689-1700), Chao Chen, Jun Zhao
2. A Control Architecture for Time‐Optimal Landing of a Quadrotor Onto a Moving Platform (Pages: 1701-1712), Botao Hu, Lu Lu, Sandipan Mishra
3. Time‐Varying Stabilizers for Stochastic Systems with no Unforced Dynamics (Pages: 1713-1719)
Author: Patrick Florchinger
4. Adaptive Nonlinear Control of Reduced‐Part three‐Phase Shunt Active Power Filters (Pages: 1720-1733), Younes Abouelmahjoub, Fouad Giri, Abdelmajid Abouloifa, Fatima‐Zahra Chaoui, Mohammed Kissaoui
5. Nonlinear Control Method for Nonlinear Systems with Unknown Perturbations by Combining Left and Right Factorization (Pages: 1734-1744), Fazhan Tao, Mingcong Deng
6. Motion Control of a Nonholonomic Mobile Manipulator in Task Space (Pages: 1745-1754), Shengfeng Zhou, Yazhini C. Pradeep, Ming Zhu, Kendrick Amezquita‐Semprun, Peter Chen
7. Robust Optimal Control of Nonlinear Systems With System Disturbance During Feedback Disruption (Pages: 1755-1768), Sang‐Young Oh, Ho‐Lim Choi
8. The Qualitative Properties of Symmetric Open‐Loop Nash Equilibria in the State‐Control Dynamic System in Differential Games (Pages: 1769-1781), Shao‐Chieh Hsueh, Chen Ling
9. Singular Linear Quadratic Optimal Control Problem for Stochastic Nonregular Descriptor Systems (Pages: 1782-1792), Xin Wang, Bin Liu
10. L1‐Gain Analysis and Control for Switched Positive Systems with Dwell Time Constraint (Pages: 1793-1803), Jian Shen, Weiqun Wang
11. A new Wavelet Method for Variable‐Order Fractional Optimal Control Problems (Pages: 1804-1817), Mohammad Hossein Heydari, Zakieh Avazzadeh
12. A Novel Robust Constraint Force Servo Control for Underactuated Manipulator Systems: Fuzzy and Optimal (Pages: 1818-1838), Fangfang Dong, Jiang Han, Ye‐Hwa Chen, Lian Xia
13. An Enhanced Coupling Nonlinear Tracking Controller for Underactuated 3D Overhead Crane Systems (Pages: 1839-1854), Menghua Zhang, Xin Ma, Xuewen Rong, Rui Song, Xincheng Tian, Yibin Li
14. Exponential Stability and Delayed Impulsive Stabilization of Hybrid Impulsive Stochastic Functional Differential Systems (Pages: 1855-1868), Dianqaing Li, Pei Cheng, Feiqi Deng
15. Stabilization of a Timoshenko Beam With Disturbance Observer‐Based Time Varying Boundary Controls (Pages: 1869-1880), Dongyi Liu, Yining Chen, Yingfeng Shang, Genqi Xu
16. A Piecewise Envelope Approach to H ∞ Control of Nonlinear Systems (Pages: 1881-1890), Kai Liu, Jianghai Hu, Wenya Zhou, Jing Liu, Shangmin Zhang
17. Integrated 3‐D Flight Trajectory Tracking Control with Aerodynamic Constraints on Attitude and control Surfaces (Pages: 1891-1906), Xueyuan Wang, Hao Fang, Lihua Dou, Jie Chen, Bin Xin
18. New Saturated Delayed Control for a Chain of Integrators with Nonlinear Terms (Pages: 1907-1916), Meng Li, Huawen Ye, Jianling Kang, Juan Zhang
19. Characterization of Stochastic Mean‐Field Type H_ Index (Pages: 1917-1927), Limin Ma, Yan Li, Tianliang Zhang
20. Event-Triggered Consensus of Nonlinear Multi‐Agent Systems with Unknown External Disturbance (Pages: 1928-1937), Tao Dong, Aijuan Wang
21. Lyapunov Functional Approach to Stability Analysis of Riemann‐Liouville Fractional Neural Networks with Time‐Varying Delays (Pages: 1938-1951), Hai Zhang, Renyu Ye, Jinde Cao, Alsaedi Ahmed, Xiaodi Li, Ying Wan
22. Integrated Dynamics Control and Energy Efficiency Optimization for Overactuated Electric Vehicles (Pages: 1952-1966), Boyuan Li, Haiping Du, Weihua Li, Bangji Zhang
23. Integrated Translational and Rotational Control for the Final Approach Phase of Rendezvous and Docking (Pages: 1967-1978), Han Yan, Shuping Tan, Yongchun Xie
24. Fractional Order Synchronous Reluctance Motor: Analysis, Chaos Control and FPGA Implementation (Pages: 1979-1993), Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Fahime Nazarimehr, Anitha Karthikeyan, Ashokkumar Srinivasan, Sajad Jafari
25. Trajectory Controllability of Fractional Integro‐Differential Systems in Hilbert Spaces (Pages: 1994-2004), Venkatesan Govindaraj, Raju K. George
26. On the Complexity of SOS Programming and Applications in Control Systems (Pages: 2005-2013)
Author: Graziano Chesi
27. LMI‐Based Robust PID Controller Design for Voltage Control of Islanded Microgrid (Pages: 2014-2025), Maniza Armin Priyo Nath Roy, Subroto K. Sarkar, Sajal K. Das

[Brief Paper]
1. Boundary Control for a Flexible Inverted Pendulum System Based on a PDE Model with Input Saturation (Pages: 2026-2033), Yawei Peng, Jinkun Liu
2. Robust Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine Based on Passivity Theory (Pages: 2034-2041), Razvan Mocanu, Alexandru Onea
3. Control Design for Artificial Swarm Mechanical Systems: Dynamics, Uncertainty, and Constraint (Pages: 2042-2050), Xiaomin Zhao, Ye‐Hwa Chen, Han Zhao, Fangfang Dong

5.7. Contents: International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Contributed by: AMCS,

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)
2018, Volume 28, Number 3 (September)
Regular issue


- Li W., Huang C. and Zhai G. Quadratic performance analysis of switched affine time-varying systems 429
- Elloumi W., Mehdi D. and Chaabane M. Robust controlled positive delayed systems with interval parameter uncertainties: A delay uniform decomposition approach 441
- Kaczorek T. Stability of interval positive fractional discrete-time linear systems 451
- Salcedo J.V., Martínez M., García-Nieto S. and Hilario A. BIBO stabilisation of continuous-time Takagi–Sugeno systems under persistent perturbations and input saturation 457
- Chabir K., Rhouma T., Keller J.Y. and Sauter D. State filtering for networked control systems subject to switching disturbances 473
- Duleba I., Karcz-Duleba I. and Mielczarek A. A fast evaluation of initial configurations in repeatable inverse kinematics for redundant manipulators 483
- Jafarzadeh H. and Fleming C.H. An exact geometry-based algorithm for path planning 493
- Li D., Zhu J., Xu B., Lu M. and Li M. An ant-based filtering random-finite-set approach to simultaneous localization and mapping 505
- Ajgl J. and Straka O. Fusion of multiple estimates by covariance intersection: Why and how it is suboptimal 521
- Pancerz K. and Schumann A. Slime mould games based on rough set theory 531
- Leski J.M. and Kotas M.P. Linguistically defined clustering of data 545
- Jaworski M. Regression function and noise variance tracking methods for data streams with concept drift 559
- Gurgul P., Jopek K., Pingali K. and Paszyńska A. Applications of a hyper-graph grammar system in adaptive finite-element computations 569
- Fritzsche K. and Röbenack K. On hyper-regularity and unimodularity of Ore polynomial matrices 583
- Barkalov A., Titarenko L. and Mielcarek K. Hardware reduction for LUT-basedMealy FSMs 595

5.8. Contents: IET Control Theory & Applications
Contributed by: Alexandria Lipka,

IET Control Theory & Applications
Volume 15
October 2018

- Dadong Tian, Shutang Liu, Yuangong Sun, Jianwei Xia, Reachable set estimation for switched positive systems with mixed time-varying delays and bounded disturbances, Pages 2003 –2009
- Kotaro Hashikura, Kazuki Namba, Akira Kojima, Periodic constraint-tightening MPC for switched PV battery operation, Pages 2010 –2021
- Negin Sayyaf and Mohammad Saleh Tavazoei, Robust control for time-fractional diffusion processes: application in temperature control of an alpha silicon carbide cutting tool, Pages 2022 –2030
- Seyyed Ali Emami and Amin Rezaeizadeh, Adaptive model predictive control-based attitude and trajectory tracking of a VTOL aircraft, Pages 2031 –2042
- Ruili Song, Boliang Lu, Quanxin Zhu, Stability of a class of neutral stochastic functional differential equations with Markovian switching, Pages 2043 –2054
- Shuzhen Yu, Zhiyong Yu, Haijun Jiang, Cheng Hu, Leader-following guaranteed performance consensus for second-order multi-agent systems with and without communication delays, Pages 2055 –2066
- Juan Deng, Lin Wang, Zhixin Liu, Xiaoming Hu, Coordination of multiple rigid bodies under distance-induced interaction topologies, Pages 2067 –2075
- Zhiguo Han, Ke Zhang, Haipeng Liu, Actuator fault reconstruction based on a robust adaptive observer, Pages 2076 –2087
- Hafiz Ahmed and Héctor Ríos, Experimental study of robust output-based continuous sliding-modes controllers for Van der Pol oscillator, Pages 2088 –2097
- Huihui Ji, He Zhang, Baotong Cui, Finite-dimensional guaranteed cost sampled-data fuzzy control of Markov jump distributed parameter systems via T–S fuzzy model, Pages 2098 –2108
- Seyed Majid Smaeilzadeh and Mehdi Golestani, Finite-time fault-tolerant adaptive robust control for a class of uncertain non-linear systems with saturation constraints using integral backstepping approach, Pages 2109 –2117
- Jianliang Mao, Jun Yang, Shihua Li, Yunda Yan, Qi Li, Output feedback-based sliding mode control for disturbed motion control systems via a higher-order ESO approach, Pages 2118 –2126
- Xiangze Lin, Shuaiting Huang, Shihua Li, Yun Zou, Finite-time stabilisation of switched linear input-delay systems via saturating actuators, Pages 2127 –2137
- Xuhuan Xie, Shanbin Li, Bugong Xu, Output-based event-triggered control for networked control systems: tradeoffs between resource utilisation and robustness, Pages 2138 –2147
- Yao Han, Jinpeng Yu, Lin Zhao, Haisheng Yu, Chong Lin, Finite-time adaptive fuzzy control for induction motors with input saturation based on command filtering, Pages 2148 –2155
- Weixin Han, Zhenhua Wang, Yi Shen, Yipeng Liu, H−/L∞H−/L∞ fault detection for linear discrete-time descriptor systems, Pages 2156 –2163

5.9. Contents: International Journal of Control
Contributed by: Bing Chu,

International Journal of Control

Volume 91, Issue 10, 2018

- Synchronisation control of electric motors through adaptive disturbance cancellation, Cristiano Maria Verrelli, Salvatore Pirozzi, Patrizio Tomei, Ciro Natale, Stefano Bifaretti, Alessandro Lidozzi, Marco Tiberti & Danilo Diaferia, pages: 2147-2158
- Adaptive finite-time stabilisation of high-order uncertain nonlinear systems, Meng-Meng Jiang & Xue-Jun Xie, pages: 2159-2169
- Robust impedance control of robot manipulators using differential equations as universal approximator, Alireza Izadbakhsh & Saeed Khorashadizadeh, pages: 2170-2186
- Near-maximum principle for general recursive utility optimal control problem, Shuzhen Yang, pages: 2187-2198
- Conversion of descriptor representations to state-space form: an extension of the shuffle algorithm, Roberto Kawakami Harrop Galvão, Karl Heinz Kienitz & Sillas Hadjiloucas, pages: 2199-2213
- H∞ control design for synchronisation of identical linear multi-agent systems, Laura Dal Col, Sophie Tarbouriech & Luca Zaccarian, pages: 2214-2229
- Asymptotic behaviours of a class of threshold models for collective action in social networks, Andrea Garulli & Antonio Giannitrapani, pages: 2230-2249
- Quantised polynomial filtering for nonlinear systems with missing measurements, Yang Liu, Zidong Wang & D. H. Zhou, pages: 2250-2260
- Cluster-delay consensus in multi-agent systems via pinning leader-following approach with intermittent effect, Da Huang, Haijun Jiang, Zhiyong Yu & Xing Chen, pages: 2261-2272
- A unified theory for optimal feedforward torque control of anisotropic synchronous machines, Hisham Eldeeb, Christoph M. Hackl, Lorenz Horlbeck & Julian Kullick, pages: 2273-2302
- Inverse optimal adaptive backstepping control for spacecraft rendezvous on elliptical orbits, Kun Li & Haibo Ji, pages: 2303-2313
- Stability limit of human-in-the-loop model reference adaptive control architectures, Tansel Yucelen, Yildiray Yildiz, Rifat Sipahi, Ehsan Yousefi & Nhan Nguyen, pages: 2314-2331
- A B-spline-based pseudo-inversion approach for constrained optimal output transition, Leopoldo Jetto, Valentina Orsini & Raffaele Romagnoli, pages: 2332-2344
- H2 performance limitations for LTI discrete-time systems in the presence of stochastic disturbance, Kui Zou, Xingyu Gou & Yanwei Ding, pages: 2345-2354
- Distributed dynamic lane reversal and rerouting for traffic delay reduction, Evan Gravelle & Sonia Martínez, pages: 2355-2365
- Approximate controllability results for impulsive neutral differential inclusions of Sobolev-type with infinite delay, V. Vijayakumar, pages: 2366-2386
- Nonlinear stochastic receding horizon control: stability, robustness and Monte Carlo methods for control approximation, F. Bertoli & A. N. Bishop, pages: 2387-2402

5.10. Contents: Control Engineering Practice
Contributed by: John Coca,

Control Engineering Practice
Vol. 79
October 2018

- Wenkai Hu, Ahmad W. Al-Dabbagh, Tongwen Chen, Sirish L. Shah, Design of visualization plots of industrial alarm and event data for enhanced alarm management, Pages 50-64
- Minsung Kim, Precise tracking of highly nonlinear phase-shift full-bridge series resonant inverter via iterative learning control, Pages 78-90
- Ramón Piedrafita, Diego Comín, José Ramón Beltrán, Simulink® implementation and industrial test of Input Shaping techniques, Pages 1-21
- Mohammad Mousavi Anzehaee, Behzad Behnam, Payman Hajihosseini, Augmenting ARMarkov-PFC predictive controller with PID-Type III to improve boost converter operation, Pages 65-77
- Dazi Li, Ze Wang, Wenlong Yu, Quanshan Li, Qibing Jin, Application of LADRC with stability region for a hydrotreating back-flushing process, Pages 185-194
- Šandor Ileš, Jadranko Matuško, Fetah Kolonić, Sequential distributed predictive control of a 3D tower crane, Pages 22-35
- Bo Yang, Tao Yu, Hongchun Shu, Dena Zhu, Na An, Yiyan Sang, Lin Jiang, Perturbation observer based fractional-order sliding-mode controller for MPPT of grid-connected PV inverters: Design and real-time implementation, Pages 105-125
- C. Pomponi, S. Scalzi, L. Pasquale, C.M. Verrelli, R. Marino, Automatic motor speed reference generators for cruise and lateral control of electric vehicles with in-wheel motors, Pages 126-143
- Kang Song, Tianyuan Hao, Hui Xie, Disturbance rejection control of air–fuel ratio with transport-delay in engines, Pages 36-49
- Hai-Bo Yuan, Hong-Cheol Na, Young-Bae Kim, Robust MPC–PIC force control for an electro-hydraulic servo system with pure compressive elastic load, Pages 170-184
- Chuan Yan, Huazhen Fang, Haiyang Chao, Energy-aware leader-follower tracking control for electric-powered multi-agent systems, Pages 209-218
- Tianyu Ren, Yunfei Dong, Dan Wu, Ken Chen, Collision detection and identification for robot manipulators based on extended state observer, Pages 144-153
- Qinling Zheng, Zhan Ping, Simone Soares, Yu Hu, Zhiqiang Gao, An optimized active disturbance rejection approach to fan control in server, Pages 154-169
- Alejandro Merino, Luis Felipe Acebes, Raúl Alves, César de Prada, Real Time Optimization for steam management in an evaporation section, Pages 91-104
- Juan S. Laverde, Mario A. Ríos, Damping electromechanical oscillations using supplementary controls at VSC-HVDC stations based on reduced low order models, Pages 195-208

Control Engineering Practice
Vol. 80
November 2018

- Cristiano Maria Verrelli, Emilio Lorenzani, Raffaele Fornari, Michele Mengoni, Luca Zarri, Steady-state speed sensor fault detection in induction motors with uncertain parameters: A matter of algebraic equations, Pages 125-137
- Stanislaw Wrona, Maria de Diego, Marek Pawelczyk, Shaping zones of quiet in a large enclosure generated by an active noise control system, Pages 1-16
- J.F. Guerrero-Castellanos, H. Rifaï, V. Arnez-Paniagua, J. Linares-Flores, L. Saynes-Torres, S. Mohammed, Robust Active Disturbance Rejection Control via Control Lyapunov Functions: Application to Actuated-Ankle–Foot-Orthosis, Pages 49-60
- Hamed Jabbari Asl, Tatsuo Narikiyo, Michihiro Kawanishi, Neural network-based bounded control of robotic exoskeletons without velocity measurements, Pages 94-104
- Daniel Jung, Kok Yew Ng, Erik Frisk, Mattias Krysander, Combining model-based diagnosis and data-driven anomaly classifiers for fault isolation, Pages 146-156
- Birgit Vogel-Heuser, Felix Ocker, Maintainability and evolvability of control software in machine and plant manufacturing — An industrial survey, Pages 157-173
- Alireza Alizadegan, Pan Zhao, Ryozo Nagamune, Mu Chiao, Robust H∞ control of miniaturized optical image stabilizers against product variabilities, Pages 70-82
- G. Lapouge, J. Troccaz, P. Poignet, Multi-rate unscented Kalman filtering for pose and curvature estimation in 3D ultrasound-guided needle steering, Pages 116-124
- Feng Jin, Jun Zhao, Zhongyang Han, Wei Wang, A joint scheduling method for multiple byproduct gases in steel industry, Pages 174-184
- Roland Bálint, Attila Fodor, Katalin M. Hangos, Attila Magyar, Cost-optimal model predictive scheduling of freezers, Pages 61-69
- Qingchao Jiang, Xuefeng Yan, Parallel PCA–KPCA for nonlinear process monitoring, Pages 17-25
- Chao Zhai, Michael Z.Q. Chen, Francesco Alderisio, Alexei Yu. Uteshev, Mario di Bernardo, An interactive control architecture for interpersonal coordination in mirror game, Pages 36-48
- Philipp Rosenzweig, Andreas Kater, Thomas Meurer, Model predictive control of piezo-actuated structures using reduced order models, Pages 83-93
- Joeri Frederik, Lars Kröger, Gerd Gülker, Jan-Willem van Wingerden, Data-driven repetitive control: Wind tunnel experiments under turbulent conditions, Pages 105-115
- Suli Zou, Ian Hiskens, Zhongjing Ma, Consensus-based coordination of electric vehicle charging considering transformer hierarchy, Pages 138-145
- Fang Wang, Suxia Ma, He Wang, Yaodong Li, Junjie Zhang, Prediction of NOX emission for coal-fired boilers based on deep belief network, Pages 26-35

5.11. Contents: Mechatronics
Contributed by: John Coca,

Vol. 54
October 2018

- Kun-Yung Chen, Wen-Hao Yang, Rong-Fong Fung, System identification by using RGA with a reduced-order robust observer for an induction motor, Pages 1-15
- S. Rafatnia, H. Nourmohammadi, J. Keighobadi, M.A. Badamchizadeh, In-move aligned SINS/GNSS system using recurrent wavelet neural network (RWNN)-based integration scheme, Pages 155-165
- Chiara Talignani Landi, Valeria Villani, Federica Ferraguti, Lorenzo Sabattini, Cristian Secchi, Cesare Fantuzzi, Relieving operators’ workload: Towards affective robotics in industrial scenarios, Pages 144-154
- Guilherme Kunz, Eduardo Perondi, José Machado, A design strategy for obtaining reliable controllers for critical mechanical systems, Pages 186-202
- Cong Li, Chao Li, Zheng Chen, Bin Yao, Adaptive thrust allocation based synchronization control of a dual drive gantry stage, Pages 68-77
- Jing Xie, Xiangjun Zeng, Meimei Zhang, Junming Cheng, Hang Wang, Implementation of active magnetic control system for piston centering in labyrinth piston compressor, Pages 52-67
- Zakriya Mohammed, Ghada Dushaq, Aveek Chatterjee, Mahmoud Rasras, An optimization technique for performance improvement of gap-changeable MEMS accelerometers, Pages 203-216
- Liu Qiang, Wang Kun, Ren Yuan, Peng Peilan, Ma Limei, Yin Zhaojing, Novel repeatable launch locking/unlocking device for magnetically suspended momentum flywheel, Pages 16-25
- S.M. Mizanoor Rahman, Yue Wang, Mutual trust-based subtask allocation for human–robot collaboration in flexible lightweight assembly in manufacturing, Pages 94-109
- R. Jeyasenthil, S.B. Choi, A novel semi-active control strategy based on the quantitative feedback theory for a vehicle suspension system with magneto-rheological damper saturation, Pages 36-51
- Nauman Masud, Christian Smith, Magnus Isaksson,
Disturbance observer based dynamic load torque compensator for assistive exoskeletons, Pages 78-93
- Fang Zhang, Jon Gonzales, Shengbo Eben Li, Francesco Borrelli, Keqiang Li, Drift control for cornering maneuver of autonomous vehicles, Pages 167-174
- Nuno Canadas, José Machado, Filomena Soares, Carlos Barros, Leonilde Varela, Simulation of cyber physical systems behaviour using timed plant models, Pages 175-185
- Abdallah Farrage, Naoki Uchiyama, Energy Saving in Biaxial Feed Drive Systems Using Adaptive Sliding Mode Contouring Control with a Nonlinear Sliding Surface, Pages 26-35
- Qinyang Guo, Guanglin Shi, Dongmei Wang, Changyu He, Jie Hu, Wei Wang, Iterative learning based output feedback control for electro-hydraulic loading system of a gait simulator, Pages 110-120
- M. Khamar, M. Edrisi, Designing a backstepping sliding mode controller for an assistant human knee exoskeleton based on nonlinear disturbance observer, Pages 121-132
- Tarcísio M.P. Silva, Marcel A. Clementino, Alper Erturk, Carlos De Marqui, Equivalent electrical circuit framework for nonlinear and high quality factor piezoelectric structures, Pages 133-143
- Giovanni Cherubini, Angeliki Pantazi, Mark A. Lantz, Corrigendum to ``Feedback Control of Transport Systems in Tape Drives Without Tension Transducers'' [Mechatronics 49 (2018) 211–223], Page 166

5.12. Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Contributed by: John Coca,

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Vol. 75
October 2018

- Yan Wang, Hong Huang, Lida Huang, Xiaole Zhang, Source term estimation of hazardous material releases using hybrid genetic algorithm with composite cost functions, Pages 102-113
- Bo Li, Wei Guo, Xiao-Long Zhang, A global manifold margin learning method for data feature extraction and classification, Pages 94-101
- Daniel H. Stolfi, Enrique Alba, Generating realistic urban traffic flows with evolutionary techniques, Pages 36-47
- Daniel Valcarce, Javier Parapar, Álvaro Barreiro, A MapReduce implementation of posterior probability clustering and relevance models for recommendation, Pages 114-124
- Abderrahim Larhlimi, Mohammed Mestari, GPU parallel neural hierarchical multi objective solver for burst routing and wavelength assignment, Pages 48-63
- C. Porcel, A. Ching-López, G. Lefranc, V. Loia, E. Herrera-Viedma, Sharing notes: An academic social network based on a personalized fuzzy linguistic recommender system, Pages 1-10
- Qiuling Hou, Liming Liu, Ling Zhen, Ling Jing, A novel projection nonparallel support vector machine for pattern classification, Pages 64-75
- Bo Xiao, H.K. Lam, Xiaozhan Yang, Yan Yu, Hongliang Ren, Tracking control design of interval type-2 polynomial-fuzzy-model-based systems with time-varying delay, Pages 76-87
- Jan Racko, Juraj Machaj, Peter Brida, Ubiquitous smartphone based localization with door crossing detection, Pages 88-93
- Man Zhu, Axel Hahn, Yuan-Qiao Wen, Identification-based controller design using cloud model for course-keeping of ships in waves, Pages 22-35
- Jen-Wei Huang, Chia-Wen Chiang, Jia-Wei Chang, Email security level classification of imbalanced data using artificial neural network: The real case in a world-leading enterprise, Pages 11-21

5.13. Contents: ISA Transactions
Contributed by: John Coca,

ISA Transactions
Vol. 80
September 2018

- Huijun Wang, Fangxu Li, Levitation control of an improved modular bearingless switched reluctance motor, Pages 564-571
- Ali Tavasoli, Active disturbance rejection boundary control of Timoshenko beam with tip mass, Pages 221-231
- M. Alegría-Zamudio, R.F. Escobar-Jiménez, J.F. Gómez-Aguilar, Fault tolerant system based on non-integers order observers: Application in a heat exchanger, Pages 286-296
- Ignacio Martin-Diaz, Daniel Morinigo-Sotelo, Oscar Duque-Perez, Roque A. Osornio-Rios, Rene J. Romero-Troncoso, Hybrid algorithmic approach oriented to incipient rotor fault diagnosis on induction motors, Pages 427-438
- Hanyong Shao, Huanhuan Li, Lin Shao, Improved delay-dependent stability result for neural networks with time-varying delays, Pages 35-42
- Shen Zhang, Qing Wang, Chaoyang Dong, Extended state observer based control for generic hypersonic vehicles with nonaffine-in-control character, Pages 127-136
- Reza Behinfaraz, Mohammad Ali Badamchizadeh, Synchronization of different fractional order chaotic systems with time-varying parameter and orders, Pages 399-410
- Pengfei Li, Yu Kang, Yun-Bo Zhao, Jiahu Qin, Weiguo Song, Discretization-based stabilization for a class of switched linear systems with communication delays, Pages 1-11
- Xuehong Tian, Huanlao Liu, Haitao Liu, Robust finite-time consensus control for multi-agent systems with disturbances and unknown velocities, Pages 73-80
- Kewei Xia, Wei Huo, Adaptive control for spacecraft rendezvous subject to actuator faults and saturations, Pages 176-186
- Pei Tang, Guoqi Li, Chen Ma, Ran Wang, Gaoxi Xiao, Luping Shi, Matrix function optimization under weighted boundary constraints and its applications in network control, Pages 232-243
- Beata Mrugalska, A bounded-error approach to actuator fault diagnosis and remaining useful life prognosis of Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy systems, Pages 257-266
- Juan Chen, Baotong Cui, YangQuan Chen, Backstepping-based boundary control design for a fractional reaction diffusion system with a space-dependent diffusion coefficient, Pages 203-211
- Aijun Hu, Jun Zhao, Ling Xiang, Output-only modal analysis of wind turbine tower based on vibration response under emergency stop, Pages 411-426
- Javier Gimenez, Daniel C. Gandolfo, Lucio R. Salinas, Claudio Rosales, Ricardo Carelli, Multi-objective control for cooperative payload transport with rotorcraft UAVs, Pages 491-502
- Laya Das, Gaurav Kumar, Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Babji Srinivasan, A novel approach for benchmarking and assessing the performance of state estimators, Pages 137-145
- Zahra Razavinasab, Malihe M. Farsangi, Mojtaba Barkhordari, Robust output feedback distributed model predictive control of networked systems with communication delays in the presence of disturbance, Pages 12-21
- Ashish Kumar, Rama Komaragiri, Manjeet Kumar, Design of wavelet transform based electrocardiogram monitoring system, Pages 381-398
- Wenjie Si, Dongshu Wang, Finite-time decentralized adaptive neural constrained control for interconnected nonlinear time-delay systems with dynamics couplings among subsystems, Pages 54-64
- Jun Ma, Jiande Wu, Xiaodong Wang, Incipient fault feature extraction of rolling bearings based on the MVMD and Teager energy operator, Pages 297-311
- M. Fallahi, M. Zareinejad, K. Baghestan, A. Tivay, S.M. Rezaei, A. Abdullah, Precise position control of an electro-hydraulic servo system via robust linear approximation, Pages 503-512
- Jingjing Du, Lei Zhang, QingBang Han, A novel weighting method for multi-linear MPC control of Hammerstein systems based on included angle, Pages 212-220
- In Seok Seo, Seong Ik Han, Dual closed-loop sliding mode control for a decoupled three-link wheeled mobile manipulator, Pages 322-335
- Hongyun Xiong, Ye Liao, Xiaoyan Chu, Xiaohong Nian, Haibo Wang, Observer based fault tolerant control for a class of Two-PMSMs systems, Pages 99-110
- Xi Liu, Hua Qu, Jihong Zhao, Pengcheng Yue, Maximum correntropy square-root cubature Kalman filter with application to SINS/GPS integrated systems, Pages 195-202
- J. Ernesto Solanes, Luis Gracia, Pau Muñoz-Benavent, Jaime Valls Miro, Vicent Girbés, Josep Tornero, Human-robot cooperation for robust surface treatment using non-conventional sliding mode control, Pages 528-541
- Lin Zhao, Jinpeng Yu, Chong Lin, Command filter based adaptive fuzzy bipartite output consensus tracking of nonlinear coopetition multi-agent systems with input saturation, Pages 187-194
- Linwei Li, Xuemei Ren, Identification of nonlinear Wiener-Hammerstein systems by a novel adaptive algorithm based on cost function framework, Pages 146-159
- Zhengen Zhao, Ying Yang, Jing Zhou, Linlin Li, Qingyu Yang, Adaptive fault-tolerant PI tracking control for ship propulsion system, Pages 279-285
- Yanbo Yang, Yan Liang, Quan Pan, Yuemei Qin, Xiaoxu Wang, Adaptive Gaussian mixture filter for Markovian jump nonlinear systems with colored measurement noises, Pages 111-126
- Shunyi Zhao, Yuriy S. Shmaliy, Fei Liu, Fast Kalman-like optimal FIR filter for time-variant systems with improved robustness, Pages 160-168
- Xuguang Wang, Jie Su, Lifeng Zhang, Time-delay estimation for SISO systems using SWσ, Pages 43-53
- Samir Zeghlache, Hemza Mekki, Abderrahmen Bouguerra, Ali Djerioui, Actuator fault tolerant control using adaptive RBFNN fuzzy sliding mode controller for coaxial octorotor UAV, Pages 267-278
- Mina B. Abd-el-Malek, Ahmed K. Abdelsalam, Ola E. Hassan, Novel approach using Hilbert Transform for multiple broken rotor bars fault location detection for three phase induction motor, Pages 439-457
- Flavien Paccot, Helene Chanal, A generic method for servo tuning based on dynamic modeling and task description, Pages 542-553
- Yogendra Arya, Improvement in automatic generation control of two-area electric power systems via a new fuzzy aided optimal PIDN-FOI controller, Pages 475-490
- Muhammad Shamrooz Aslam, Baoyong Zhang, Yijun Zhang, Zhengqiang Zhang, Extended dissipative filter design for T-S fuzzy systems with multiple time delays, Pages 22-34
- Fengfa Yue, Xingfei Li, Robust adaptive integral backstepping control for opto-electronic tracking system based on modified LuGre friction model, Pages 312-321
- Miaoping Sun, Jingjing Liu, Haibo Wang, Xiaohong Nian, Hongyun Xiong, Robust fuzzy tracking control of a quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle based on sector linearization and interval matrix approaches, Pages 336-349
- Kajal Kothari, Utkal Mehta, Jito Vanualailai, A novel approach of fractional-order time delay system modeling based on Haar wavelet, Pages 371-380
- Jinji Sun, Han Zhou, Xin Ma, Ziyan Ju, Study on PID tuning strategy based on dynamic stiffness for radial active magnetic bearing, Pages 458-474
- Hailiang Hou, Xiaohong Nian, Jie Chen, Dengfeng Xiao, Decentralized coordinated control of elastic web winding systems without tension sensor, Pages 350-359
- Hongqiang Sang, Ying Zhou, Xiujun Sun, Shaoqiong Yang, Heading tracking control with an adaptive hybrid control for under actuated underwater glider, Pages 554-563
- Jyh-Cheng Jeng, Guo-Ping Ge, Data-based approach for feedback–feedforward controller design using closed-loop plant data, Pages 244-256
- Hossein Mirzaeinejad, Mehdi Mirzaei, Sadra Rafatnia, A novel technique for optimal integration of active steering and differential braking with estimation to improve vehicle directional stability, Pages 513-527
- Hossein M.H. Abdoli, Majdeddin Najafi, Iman Izadi, Farid Sheikholeslam, Sliding mode approach for formation control of multi-agent systems with unknown nonlinear interactions, Pages 65-72
- Hicham Khebbache, Salim Labiod, Mohamed Tadjine, Adaptive sensor fault-tolerant control for a class of multi-input multi-output nonlinear systems: Adaptive first-order filter-based dynamic surface control approach, Pages 89-98
- M. Davanipour, A.R. Khayatian, M. Dehghani, M.M. Arefi, A solution for enhancement of transient performance in nonlinear adaptive control: Optimal adaptive reset based on barrier Lyapunov function, Pages 169-175
- Yueqiao Han, Yonggui Kao, Cunchen Gao, Robust observer-based H∞ control for uncertain discrete singular systems with time-varying delays via sliding mode approach, Pages 81-88
- Guo Wang, Jiuhui Wang, Zixuan Zhou, Qiantao Wang, Qiong Wu, Xingyu Jiang, Efstathios Santana, State variable technique islanding detection using time-frequency energy analysis for DFIG wind turbine in microgrid system, Pages 360-370

5.14. Contents: Journal of the Franklin Institute
Contributed by: John Coca,

Journal of the Franklin Institute
Vol. 355, Iss. 15
October 2018

- Guodong Wang, Xiangyu Wang, Shihua Li, Sliding-mode consensus algorithms for disturbed second-order multi-agent systems, Pages 7443-7465
- Lijuan Liu, Yan Wang, Cheng Wang, Feng Ding, Tasawar Hayat, Maximum likelihood recursive least squares estimation for multivariate equation-error ARMA systems, Pages 7609-7625
- Josip Kasac, Dubravko Majetic, Danko Brezak, An algebraic approach to on-line signal denoising and derivatives estimation, Pages 7799-7825
- Qinyao Liu, Feng Ding, Yan Wang, Cheng Wang, Tasawar Hayat, Auxiliary model based recursive generalized least squares identification algorithm for multivariate output-error autoregressive systems using the decomposition technique, Pages 7643-7663
- Jai Prakash Tripathi, Syed Abbas, Gui-Quan Sun, Debaldev Jana, Cui-Hua Wang, Interaction between prey and mutually interfering predator in prey reserve habitat: Pattern formation and the Turing–Hopf bifurcation, Pages 7466-7489
- Liang Ma, Jie Dong, Kaixiang Peng, A practical propagation path identification scheme for quality-related faults based on nonlinear dynamic latent variable model and partitioned Bayesian network, Pages 7570-7594
- Lei Fu, Yuechao Ma, Dissipative filtering for singular Markov jump systems with generally uncertain transition rates via new integral inequality approach, Pages 7354-7383
- Paweł Latosiński, Andrzej Bartoszewicz, Discrete time sliding mode controllers with relative degree one and two switching variables, Pages 6889-6903
- Lingling Lv, Zhe Zhang, Lei Zhang, Xianxing Liu, Gradient based approach for generalized discrete-time periodic coupled Sylvester matrix equations, Pages 7691-7705
- Wenjie Si, Approximation-based decentralized output-feedback control for uncertain stochastic interconnected nonlinear time-delay systems with input delay and asymmetric input saturation, Pages 7098-7133
- Jiyang Chen, Chuandong Li, Xujun Yang, Asymptotic stability of delayed fractional-order fuzzy neural networks with impulse effects, Pages 7595-7608
- Guibing Zhu, Jialu Du, Yonggui Kao, Command filtered robust adaptive NN control for a class of uncertain strict-feedback nonlinear systems under input saturation, Pages 7548-7569
- Roberto Font, Pablo Pedregal, Some numerical tests for an alternative approach to optimal feedback control, Pages 7011-7026
- Ahmad Sakr, Ahmad M. El-Nagar, Mohammad El-Bardini, Mohammed Sharaf, Improving the performance of networked control systems with time delay and data dropouts based on fuzzy model predictive control, Pages 7201-7225
- Liqian Dou, Jingqi Gao, Qun Zong, Zhengtao Ding, Modeling and switching control of air-breathing hypersonic vehicle with variable geometry inlet, Pages 6904-6926
- Yi Wang, Zhongjun Ma, Guanrong Chen, Distributed control of cluster lag consensus for first-order multi-agent systems on QUAD vector fields, Pages 7335-7353
- Xin Liu, Xianqiang Yang, Weili Xiong, A robust global approach for LPV FIR model identification with time-varying time delays, Pages 7401-7416
- Lin Zhang, Gang Li, Controller design for discrete-time hybrid linear parameter-varying systems with semi-Markov mode switching, Pages 7056-7071
- Zhibo Wang, Huaiqin Wu, Projective synchronization in fixed time for complex dynamical networks with nonidentical nodes via second-order sliding mode control strategy, Pages 7306-7334
- Penghua Li, Liping Chen, Ranchao Wu, J.A. Tenreiro Machado, António M. Lopes, Liguo Yuan, Robust asymptotic stability of interval fractional-order nonlinear systems with time-delay, Pages 7749-7763
- Xiang Hua Wang, Chee Pin Tan, Distributed cooperative controller design considering guidance loop and impact angle, Pages 6927-6946
- Xueying Ding, Haitao Li, Shuling Wang, Set stability and synchronization of logical networks with probabilistic time delays, Pages 7735-7748
- Zhengqing Shi, Junda He, Tengli Wang, Chuan Zhou, Jian Guo, Optimal formation control and collision avoidance in environment with multiple rectangle obstacles, Pages 7626-7642
- Weiming Wang, Xiaoyan Gao, Yongli Cai, Hongbo Shi, Shengmao Fu, Turing patterns in a diffusive epidemic model with saturated infection force, Pages 7226-7245
- Li Sheng, Yichun Niu, Lei Zou, Yurong Liu, Fuad E. Alsaadi, Finite-horizon state estimation for time-varying complex networks with random coupling strengths under Round-Robin protocol, Pages 7417-7442
- Tiedong Ma, Tiantian Yu, Bing Cui, Adaptive synchronization of multi-agent systems via variable impulsive control, Pages 7490-7508
- Liang Jia, Junguo Zhang, Shuyue Chen, Zhenjie Hou, Fabric defect inspection based on lattice segmentation and lattice templates, Pages 7764-7798
- Chun Zeng, Dong Shen, JinRong Wang, Adaptive learning tracking for uncertain systems with partial structure information and varying trial lengths, Pages 7027-7055
- Bei Wang, Zhichao Li, Xuefeng Yan, Multi-subspace factor analysis integrated with support vector data description for multimode process monitoring, Pages 7664-7690
- Xing Fang, Fei Liu, Zhengtao Ding, Robust control of unmanned helicopters with high-order mismatched disturbances via disturbance-compensation-gain construction approach, Pages 7158-7177
- Aihua Hu, Jinde Cao, Manfeng Hu, Liuxiao Guo, Event-triggered group consensus for multi-agent systems subject to input saturation, Pages 7384-7400
- Dian Zhang, Jun Cheng, Ju H. Park, Jinde Cao, Robust H∞ control for nonhomogeneous Markovian jump systems subject to quantized feedback and probabilistic measurements, Pages 6992-7010
- Yushu Yu, Xilun Ding, Trajectory linearization control on SO(3) with application to aerial manipulation, Pages 7072-7097
- Jinling Liang, Jinling Wang, Tingwen Huang, l1 filtering for continuous-discrete T-S fuzzy positive Roesser model, Pages 7281-7305
- Yang Yang, Dong Yue, Chuang Xu, Dynamic event-triggered leader-following consensus control of a class of linear multi-agent systems, Pages 7706-7734
- Yuanhong Ren, Weiqun Wang, Yixiang Wang, Mingxuan Shen, Incremental H∞ performance for a class of stochastic switched nonlinear systems, Pages 7134-7157
- Saba Sedghizadeh, Soosan Beheshti, Data-driven subspace predictive control: Stability and horizon tuning, Pages 7509-7547
- Kun Zhang, Huaguang Zhang, Zhiyun Gao, Hanguang Su, Online adaptive policy iteration based fault-tolerant control algorithm for continuous-time nonlinear tracking systems with actuator failures, Pages 6947-6968
- Adrian N. Bishop, Pierre Del Moral, On the robustness of Riccati flows to complete model misspecification, Pages 7178-7200
- Abdallah Benabdallah, Walid Hdidi, Uniting two local output controllers for linear system subject to input saturation: LMI Approach, Pages 6969-6991
- Bin Zhou, Solutions to linear bimatrix equations with applications to pole assignment of complex-valued linear systems, Pages 7246-7280

5.15. Contents: IFAC Journal of Systems and Control
Contributed by: John Coca,

IFAC Journal of Systems and Control
Vol. 5
September 2018

- Minghui Zheng, Fu Zhang, Xiao Liang, A systematic design framework for iterative learning control with current feedback, Pages 1-10
- Matthias Wildemeersch, Wai Hong Ronald Chan, Elena Rovenskaya, Tony Q.S. Quek, Characterization and control of conservative and non-conservative network dynamics, Pages 22-29
- Cui Wang, Jun Zhou, Zhaoxia Duan, Multi-agent collision approach for stabilizing multi-machine power networks with distributed excitation systems, Pages 11-21

5.16. Contents: Evolution Equations & Control Theory
Contributed by: Irena Lasiecka,

The new issue EECT 7-4 December 2018 regular issue is now online.

- Tomas Barta, Exact rate of decay for solutions to damped second order ODE's with a degenerate potential, 531
- Imen Benabbas and Djamel Eddine Teniou, Observability of wave equation  with Ventcel dynamic condition, 545
- Francesco Cordoni and Luca Di Persio, Optimal control for the stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo model with recovery variable, 571
- Tyrone E. Duncan, Some partially observed multi-agent linear exponential quadratic stochastic differential games, 587
- Abdelkarim Kelleche and Nasser-Eddine Tatar, Existence and stabilization of a Kirchhoff moving string with a delay in the boundary or in the internal feedback, 599
- Yangrong Li, Renhai Wang and Lianbing She, Backward controllability of pullback trajectory attractors with applications to multi-valued Jereys-Oldroyd-equations, 617
- Ahmet Ozkan Ozer, Dynamic and electrostatic modeling for a piezoelectric smart composite and related stabilization results, 639
- Zhousheng Ruan, Sen Zhang and Sican Xiong, Solving an inverse source problem for a time fractional diffusion equation by a modified quasi-boundary value method, 669

5.17. Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
Contributed by: Keum-Shik Hong,

International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS)
ISSN: 1598-6446

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Table of contents
Vol. 16, No. 5, October 2018

- A Reduced-order Fault Detection Filter Design for Polytopic Uncertain Continuous-time Markovian Jump Systems with Time-varying Delays, Lihong Rong, Xiuyan Peng*, and Biao Zhang pp.2021-2032
- Graphical Robust PID Tuning Based on Uncertain Systems for Disturbance Rejection Satisfying Multiple Objectives, Minghui Chu and Jizheng Chu* pp.2033-3042
- A Novel Approach to Motion Control Design for Functionally Related Systems, Tarik Uzunovic* and Asif Sabanovic pp.2043-2054
- Stochastic Stability, L1-gain and Control Synthesis for Positive Semi-Markov Jump Systems, Longjiang Zhao, Wenhai Qi*, Lihua Zhang, Yonggui Kao, and Xianwen Gao pp.2055-2062
- High Performance Super-twisting Control for State Delay Systems, Deepti Khimani* and Machhindranath Patil pp.2063-2073
- Simultaneous Fault Detection and Control for Markovian Jump Systems with General Uncertain Transition Rates, Li-Wei Li, Mouquan Shen*, and Wen Qin pp.2074-2081
- Asynchronous Switching Control for Continuous-time Switched Linear Systems with Output-feedback, Zhiyong Jiang and Peng Yan* pp.2082-2092
- Robust Integral Sliding Mode Control of Uncertain Networked Control Systems with Multiple Data Packet Losses, Chaouki Mnasri*, Dhouha Chorfi, and Moncef Gasmi pp.2093-2102
- Manipulator-actuated Adaptive Integrated Translational and Rotational Stabilization for Spacecraft in Proximity Operations with Control Constraint, Feng Zhang* and Guang-Ren Duan pp.2103-2113
- Adaptive Distributed Fault-tolerant Formation Control for Multi-robot Systems under Partial Loss of Actuator Effectiveness, Yeong-Hwa Chang*, Chun-I Wu, and Hung-Wei Lin pp.2114-2124
- Robust Time-varying H∞ Control for Networked Control System with Uncertainties and External Disturbance, Meng Li and Yong Chen* pp.2125-2135
- A Novel Controller Design for Three-phase Voltage Source Inverter, Ming Chen, Ang Zhang, and Kil To Chong* pp.2136-2145
- Full-Order and Reduced-order Observer Design for One-sided Lipschitz Nonlinear Fractional Order Systems with Unknown Input, Tao Zhan, Jiaming Tian, and Shuping Ma* pp.2146-2156
- A Multi-step Output Feedback Robust MPC Approach for LPV Systems with Bounded Parameter Changes and Disturbance, Xu-Bin Ping*, Peng Wang, and Jia-Feng Zhang pp.2157-2168
- Disturbance Observer-based Proportional-type Position Tracking Controller for DC Motor, Young Seok Lee, Dong Soo Kim, and Seok-Kyoon Kim* pp.2169-2176
- Multivariable Adaptive Control of the Rewinding Process of a Roll-to-roll System Governed by Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations, Quoc Chi Nguyen*, Mingxu Piao, and Keum-Shik Hong pp.2177-2186
- Optimal N-Parametric Type Iterative Learning Control, Ali Madady*, Hamid-Reza Reza-Alikhani, and Sara Zamiri pp.2187-2202
- A Novel LQG Controller of Active Suspension System for Vehicle Roll Safety, Shi-an Chen, Yu-meng Cai*, Jian Wang, and Ming Yao pp.2203-2213
- Fixed-time Synchronization of Memristive Cohen-Grossberg Neural Networks with Impulsive Effects, Ruoyu Wei, Jinde Cao*, and Ahmed Alsaedi pp.2214-2224
- Data Filtering Based Multi-innovation Gradient Identification Methods for Feedback Nonlinear Systems, Bingbing Shen, Feng Ding*, Ling Xu, and Tasawar Hayat pp.2225-2234
- Angular Rate and Alignment Estimation for Gyroless Spacecraft by Only Star Trackers, Henzeh Leeghim, Hyochoong Bang, and Chang-Yull Lee* pp.2235-2243
- SOS Based Robust Control for Dynamic Positioning System Subject to Actuator Saturation, Xiaoyu Su* and Bin Lin pp.2244-2252
- Robust Contractive Economic MPC for Nonlinear Systems with Additive Disturbance, Meng Zhao*, Can-Chen Jiang, and Ming-Hong She pp.2253-2263
- Desired Compensation Adaptive Robust Control of Electrical-optical Gyro-stabilized Platform with Continuous Friction Compensation Using Modified LuGre Model, Yuefei Wu* and Dong Yue pp.2264-2272
- Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Cooperative Output Regulation of Discrete-time Multi-agent Systems, Weinan Gao, Yiyang Liu*, Adedapo Odekunle, Yunjun Yu, and Pingli Lu pp.2273-2281
- Finite-time Sliding Mode Control of Markovian Jump Systems Subject to Actuator Faults, Zhiru Cao, Yugang Niu*, and Haijuan Zhao pp.2282-2289
- Stability and Stabilization Criteria for Sampled-data Control System via Augmented Lyapunov-Krasovskii Functionals, Chang Ho Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, Myeong Jin Park*, and Oh Min Kwon* pp.2290-2302
- Fault Diagnosis and Statistical Information Tracking Fault Tolerant Control for Non-Gaussian Non-linear Stochastic Systems, Yacun Guan, Lifan Li, and Lina Yao* pp.2303-2311
- Distributed Containment Control for Multi-agent Systems in Purefeedback Form under Switching Topologies, Yuehui Ji*, Hailaing Zhou, and Qiang Gao pp.2312-2320
- Three Basic Theorems in Numerical Analysis in Control Engineering Course and Their Application, Hiroaki Mukaidani* and Tadashi Shima pp.2321-2333
- Consensus Tracking of Second Order Multi-agent Systems with Disturbances under Heterogenous Position and Velocity Topologies, Xuxi Zhang* and Xianping Liu pp.2334-2342
- Improved Sufficient LMI Conditions for the Robust Stability of Time-delayed Neutral-type Lur’e Systems, Wenyong Duan*, Baozhu Du, Yan Li, Cuifeng Shen, Xuelai Zhu, Xiaofan Li, and Jian Chen pp.2343-2353
- Fault-tolerant Consensus of Leader-following Multi-agent Systems Based on Distributed Fault Estimation Observer, Pu Yang*, Ben Ma, Yan Dong, and Jianwei Liu pp.2354-2362
- Active Fault-tolerant Control Design for a Submarine Semi-physical Simulation System, Lijun Liu, Wei Yu, and Zhen Yu* pp.2363-2372
- Trajectory Synthesis and Optimization of an Underactuated Microrobotic System with Dynamic Constraints and Couplings, Pengcheng Liu, Hongnian Yu*, and Shuang Cang pp.2373-2383
- Robust GPI Control of a New Parallel Rehabilitation Robot of Lower Extremities, Hector Azcaray*, Andres Blanco, Carlos Garcia, Manuel Adam, Juan Reyes, Gerardo Guerrero, and Cesar Guzman pp.2383-2392
- Progressive Filtering Approach for Early Human Action Recognition, Tehao Zhu, Yue Zhou, Zeyang Xia*, Jiaqi Dong, and Qunfei Zhao pp.2393-2404
- Controller Design Based on Wavelet Neural Adaptive Proportional Plus Conventional Integral-derivative for Bilateral Teleoperation Systems with Time-varying Parameters, Soheil Ganjefar, Mohammad Afshar, Mohammad Hadi Sarajchi, and Zhufeng Shao* pp.2405-2420
- Closed-loop Planar Fuzzy Control System for a Curvature-controllable Steerable Bevel-tip Needle, Binxiang Xu, Chen Zhou, and Seong Young Ko* pp.2405-2420
- Non-contact Gap and Flush Measurement Using Monocular Structured Multi-line Light Vision for Vehicle Assembly, Thi-Trang Tran and CheolKeun Ha* pp.2432-2445
- Navigation Control of Mobile Robots Using an Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Controller Based on Dynamic-group Particle Swarm Optimization, Jyun-Yu Jhang, Cheng-Jian Lin*, Chin-Teng Lin, and Kuu-Young Young pp.2446-2457
- Decentralized Backstepping Control of a Quadrotor with Tilted-rotor under Wind Gusts, Abdul-Wahid A. Saif*, Abdulrahman Aliyu, Mujahed Al Dhaifallah, and Moustafa Elshafei pp.2458-2472
- Finite-time Synchronization of Neural Networks with Multiple Proportional Delays via Non-chattering Control, Wanli Zhang, Chuandong Li*, Tingwen Huang, and Junjian Huang pp.2473-2479
- Improved Robust Passive Criteria of Neural Networks with Discrete and Distributed Delays Based on Extended Reciprocally Convex Matrix Inequality, Hui-Jun Yu, Yong He*, and Min Wu pp.2480-2488
- Fuzzy Preview Control for Half-vehicle Electro-hydraulic Suspension System, Hyun Duck Choi, Chang Joo Lee, and Myo Taeg Lim* pp.2489-2500
- Generalized and Exponential Synchronization for a Class of Novel Complex Dynamic Networks with Hybrid Time-varying Delay via IPAPC, Lin Pan, Xin Tang*, and Yongping Pan pp.2501-2517
- Fuzzy Iterative Learning Control-based Design of Fault Tolerant Guaranteed Cost Controller for Nonlinear Batch Processes, Jingxian Yu, Hui Dang, and Limin Wang* pp.2518-2527
- Maximum Likelihood Multi-innovation Stochastic Gradient Estimation for Multivariate Equation-error Systems, Lijuan Liu, Feng Ding*, Cheng Wang, Ahmed Alsaedi, and Tasawar Hayat pp.2528-2537
- Sampled-data Fuzzy Control of Two-wheel Inverted Pendulums Based on Passivity Theory, Rongjun Liu, Junfeng Wu*, and Dan Wang pp.2538-2548
- Adaptive Fuzzy Finite-time Control for Uncertain Nonlinear Systems with Dead-zone Input, Wenshun Lv, Fang Wang*, and Lili Zhang pp.2549-2558
- Quantized Output Feedback Control of Networked Control Systems with Packet Dropout, Mei Yu*, Shuang Bai, Ting Yang, and Jianhua Zhang pp.2559-2568
- Remarks on Discrete-time Multi-output Nonlinear Observer Canonical Form, Hong-Gi Lee* and Hyeran Hong pp.2569-2574

5.18. Contents: TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Contributed by: Gamar Mammadova, f

TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 9, No.2, 2018
ISSN 2076-2585
Volume 9, No. 2, 2018


1. On and Embedded Uniform Spaces, A.Chekeev, B.Z.Rakhmankulov, A.I.Chanbaeva
2. Synthesis of the Quad-Rotor Control Algorithms in the Basic Flight Modes, B. Larin, A.A. Tunik
3. Skew Generalized Quasi-Cyclic Codes, Abualrub , M.F. Ezerman , P. Seneviratne , P. Sole
4. Some New Quantum Inequalities via Tgs-Convex Functions, A. Noor, M.U. Awan, K.I.Noor, F. Safdar
5. Impact of Advertisement on Retailer’s Inventory with Non-Instantaneous Deterioration under Price-Sensitive Quadratic Demand, H. Shah, U. Chaudhari, M.Y. Jani
6. Normalized Wright Functions with Negative Coefficients and Their Some Integral Transforms, Mustafa, O. Altintas
7. Design and Analysis of A Class of Weighted-Newton Methods with Frozen Derivative, R. Sharma, D. Kumar
8. A Priori Estimates of Solutions Dirichlet Boundary Value Problems for the Polyharmonic, quations in Generalized Morrey Spaces, Gadjiev, S. Aliev, S. Galandarova
9. On Primeness of Non-deterministic Automata Associated with Input Semigroup, S. Shaheen, M. Shabir

5.19. CFP: Annual Reviews in Control
Contributed by: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue,

Call for contributions to Annual Reviews in Control (ARC)

The aim of Annual Reviews in Control is to provide comprehensive and visionary views of the field of Systems and Control, by publishing
- Survey papers on main methodologies or technical advances,
- Vision papers on cutting-edge and emerging topics with visionary perspective,
- Tutorial fundamental guides for future studies.
You are most welcome to submit papers of either type on:

ARC also publishes Special Sections on important and timely topics, containing mainly also vision, review or research tutorial type papers. Potential Editors are most welcome to send their proposal to any member of the ARC Editorial Board:

From 2016, the following Special Sections have been published:

The history of Discrete Event Systems
in Volume 45 2018
Guest Editor: Manuel Silva

Control of Partial Differential Equations
in Volume 44 2017
Guest Editors: Ralph C. Smith, Hans Zwart

Cyber-Physical & Human Systems
in Volume 44 2017
Guest Editors: Mariana Netto, Sarah K. Spurgeon

Fault detection, Supervision and Safety for Tecnhical Processes
in Volume 42 2016
Guest Editor: Didier Maquin

Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles
in Volume 42 2016
Guest Editors: Pere Ridao, David Ribas, Pedro J. Sanz

Advanced Control and Optimization for Dynamical Systems
in Volume 42 2016
Guest Editor: Prakash Jagadeesan

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control
in Volume 41 2016
Guest Editors: Daniel Limon, David Muñoz de la Peña, Colin N. Jones

Dependable Control of Discrete Systems
in Volume 41 2016
Guest Editor: Ernesto López-Mellado

6. Conferences

6.1. IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems
Contributed by: Yue Wang,

The global controls community and the wider scientific community interested in the broad range of questions and implications emerging from the relationships between humans and technology are invited to participate in the Second IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS). Taking place in Miami just days before the 2018 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), CPHS 2018 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to share scientific and technological advances as well as gain a deeper understanding of the interactions between cyber-physical systems and humans. Of particular focus are human-centered technologies in a wide-range of applications including transportation, energy, robotics, manufacturing, and health-care.

Miami is a popular vacation spot, not only in the United States, but in the world! The Miami area offers multiple attractions for all. Conveniently located in Downtown Miami, the Hyatt Regency hotel captures the spirit of the city. With its striking white towers overlooking the Miami River, Hyatt Regency Miami is a landmark hotel offering first rate service. The hotel enjoys easy access to popular attractions such as Brickell City Center for world-class shopping, Wynwood Art District with galleries and museums, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the performing arts, Coral Gables with a Venetian Pool and botanical garden, and the Latin flavor of Little Havana. The hotel is a just a short 15-minute drive from South Beach. There’s no better way to enjoy the Florida sunshine than with Hyatt Regency Miami as your home base.

The conference program, through a combination of paper and poster presentations, will showcase the interactions between cyber-physical systems and humans during December 14 and 15. Two plenary lectures – one by a prominent social scientist and the other by a roboticist -- are featured. A panel exploring the interface between engineers and social-scientists, and a mini-workshop on transdisciplinary communication and collaboration have been arranged. A special session that showcases hardware and software demonstrations of current CPHS research is also included.

The IFAC CPHS Young Author Prize will be awarded to the best paper by a student author, and the CPHS Best Poster Prize to the best interactive presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (

Advance registration is now open and is highly recommended. All attendees must register. See the CPHS 2018 website for registration fees and other details.

6.2. Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Contributed by: Yue Wang,

Dear colleagues:

The 2018 DSCC is only about four weeks away. Please check the conference website for updated programs and events.

If you have not got a chance to register, now is the time to get it done and checked off from your to-do-list.

If you have registered but have not selected a workshop, consider registering and attending one of the workshops that are conveniently scheduled on the afternoon of September 30, Sunday:, right before the welcome reception!

Finally, if you have not booked your hotel, hurry up since our block of reserved rooms at the conference revenue (Hyatt Regency Atlanta) is running out quickly, and the discount rate of $179/night ends on September 7, Friday. See for how to book the hotel with the discounted rate.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,
The DSCC 2018 Organizing Committee

6.3. Symposium on Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems
Contributed by: Boumediene Hamzi,

Dear all,

We are planning to organize a "Symposium on Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems” at Imperial College London in February 2019 (tentative date: Feb. 11 th). Below are some details.


Since its inception in the 19th century through the efforts of Poincaré and Lyapunov, the theory of dynamical systems addresses the qualitative behaviour of dynamical systems as understood from models. From this perspective, the modeling of dynamical processes in applications requires a detailed understanding of the processes to be analyzed. This deep understanding leads to a model, which is an approximation of the observed reality and is often expressed by a system of Ordinary/Partial, Underdetermined (Control), Deterministic/Stochastic differential or difference equations. While models are very precise for many processes, for some of the most challenging applications of dynamical systems (such as climate dynamics, biological systems or the financial markets), the development of such models is notably difficult.

On the other hand, the field of machine learning is concerned with algorithms designed to accomplish a certain task, whose performance improves with the input of more data. Applications for machine learning methods include computer vision, stock market analysis, speech recognition, recommender systems and sentiment analysis in social media. The machine learning approach is invaluable in settings where no explicit model is formulated, but measurement data is available. This is frequently the case in many systems of interest, and the development of data-driven technologies is becoming increasingly important in many applications.

The intersection of the fields of dynamical systems and machine learning is largely unexplored, and the goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from these fields to fill the gap between the theories of dynamical systems and machine learning in view of analyzing dynamical systems on the basis of observed data rather than attempt to study them analytically.

The website of the event is and will be updated in due course. In the meantime, please contact me if if you are interested in giving a talk.

Registration: Registration can be made at

Best wishes,
Boumediene Hamzi (on behalf of the local organization committee)

6.4. International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Contributed by: D. Theilliol,

First Call-for-Papers:
2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'19) (

On behalf of the ICUAS'19 Organizing Committee, this is to invite you to submit your contributions to the 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'18; The conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE CSS and RAS, and several other organizations.

The 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS'19, will be held on June 11-14, in the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center which is situated in a supreme location in the heart of Atlanta. June 11 will be a Workshop/Tutorial full-day, followed by a three-day technical Conference on June 12-14.
Judging from the interest ICUAS has drawn over the past years and its growth, ICUAS'19 is expected to continue on this path and attract the highest number of participants from academia, industry, federal and state agencies, government, the private sector, users, practitioners and engineers who wish to be affiliated with and contribute technically to this highly demanding and evolving and expanding field. ICUAS'19 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, which is a non-profit organization. Information about the Association may be found at
The major themes of ICUAS'19 will be: design for trusted and assured autonomy, metrics for autonomy, and design for resilience. These focus area topics are center-stage in the attempt to design and build high-confidence UAS/RPAS. In addition, ICUAS'19 will include a separate track on regulations, policy, legal and ethical issues that are essential to allow for integration of UAS/RPAS in the national airspace. National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities are working towards defining roadmaps of UAS/RPAS expectations, technical requirements and standards that are prerequisite to their full utilization, as well as legal, policy and ethical issues. The next generation of UAS/RPAS is expected to be used for a wide spectrum of civilian and public domain applications. Challenges to be faced and overcome include, among others, see-and-avoid systems, robust and fault-tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications, levels of autonomy, manned-unmanned swarms, network-controlled swarms, as well as challenges related to policies, procedures, regulations, safety, risk analysis assessment, airworthiness, certification issues, operational constraints, standardization and frequency management, all of paramount importance, which, coupled with 'smart', 'environmentally friendly' cutting edge technologies will pave the way towards full integration of UAS/RPAS with manned aviation and into the respective national airspace.
ICUAS'19 aims at bringing together different groups of qualified military and civilian representatives worldwide, organization representatives, funding agencies, industry and academia, to discuss the current state of unmanned aviation advances, and the roadmap to their full utilization in civilian and public domains. Special emphasis will be given to research opportunities, and to 'what comes next' in terms of the essential technologies that need to be utilized to advance the state-of-the-art.

Conference topics include (but not limited to): Airspace Control; Integration; See/Sense-Detect-and-Avoid Systems; Airspace Management; Interoperability; Security; Airworthiness; Levels of Safety; Sensor Fusion; Autonomy; Manned/Unmanned Aviation; Smart Sensors; Biologically Inspired UAS; Micro- and Mini- UAS; Standardization; Certification; Networked UAS; Technology Challenges; Control Architectures; Payloads; Training; Energy Efficient UAS; Path Planning and Navigation; UAS Applications; Environmental Issues; Regulations; UAS Communications; Fail-Safe Systems; Reliability of UAS; UAS Testbeds; Frequency Management; Risk Analysis; UAS Transportation Management (UTM); Policy/Regulation/Law Aspects.

Unmanned system autonomy, collaboration and coordination, formation control, validation and verification and unmanned system design for assured autonomy, are topics of great interest to ICUAS'19

Through Keynote addresses, round table panel discussions and presentations, it is expected that the outcome of the Conference will be a clear understanding of what industry, military, civilian, national/international authorities need, and what are the crucial next steps that need to be completed before UAS/RPAS are utilized in everyday life applications. .

IMPORTANT DATES (Please check the latest information at
February 12, 2019: Full Papers/ Invited Papers/Tutorial Proposals Due
April 15, 2019: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
May 10, 2019: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers
April 15 - May 10, 2019: Early Registration

Papers must be submitted electronically. Go to Click on "Submit a Contribution to ICUAS'19" and follow the steps. The paper format mufst follow IEEE paper submission rules. Submitted papers should be classified as Contributed, Poster or Invited Session papers. The maximum number of pages for a contributed/invited paper submission is 10, and for a poster paper is 6. Accepted, contributed/invited session papers only, will be allowed up to two additional pages for a charge of $100 per additional page. Illustrations and references are included in the page count. Poster papers will allow for researchers/practitioners to present novel/cutting edge ideas with potential, however, not yet fully developed.
Invited Sessions: Proposals must be submitted/uploaded electronically. A Summary Statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, paper titles and author names must be uploaded electronically by February 12, 2019. Authors must also submit full versions of invited papers electronically, marked as 'Invited Session Paper'.
Workshops/Tutorials: Proposals for workshops/tutorials should contain title, the list of speakers, and extended summaries (2000 words) of their presentations. Proposals must be sent by e-mail to the Tutorial/ Workshop Chair by February 12, 2019.
Review Process: All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process following IEEE rules and standards. Authors will be notified of results at the latest by April 15, 2019. Accepted papers must be uploaded electronically no later than May 10, 2019. Authors are encouraged to accompany their presentations with multimedia material, which will be included in the Conference Digital Proceedings. Only Contributed or Invited Session papers will be acquired by IEEE and they appear in IEEE Xplore.
Paper presentation: Contributed/Invited Session papers will be grouped in Technical Sessions and will be allocated 20 minutes for oral presentation, which includes questions from the audience. Poster papers will be grouped based on subject. Presenters are encouraged to supplement the poster with additional slides, video or software demonstrations, etc. All poster paper presentations will be scheduled in one day.
Welcome and look forward to receiving your contributions and attendance to the ICUAS'19! For information about the ICUAS Association, Inc., see

Kimon P. Valavanis, U of Denver,

Didier Theilliol, U of Lorraine,
YangQuan Chen, UC Merced,

James Morrison, KAIST, Korea,
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield Univ.,

6.5. IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation
Contributed by: Lihua Xie,

The 15th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation

July 16-19, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland

Call for Papers

The 15th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (IEEE ICCA 2019) will be held onJuly 16-19, 2019, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference is jointly organized by IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Singapore, and IEEE Control Chapter for United Kingdom and Ireland. It is technically sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society. It aims to create a forum for scientists and practising engineers throughout the world to present the latest research findings and ideas in the areas of control and automation, and possible contributions toward sustainable development and environment preservation. The conference is featured with the Best Paper Award and the Best Student Paper Award.

The conference will be held in Edinburgh which has been recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century. Edinburgh is Scotland's second most populous city and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. It is the second largest financial centre in the United Kingdom (after London) and the city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

Topics of interest include but not limited to: Modeling and Control of Complex Systems ; Linear Systems; Robust Control; Nonlinear Systems and Control; Fuzzy and Neural Systems; Estimation and Identification; Fault Detection and Diagnostics; Process Control & Instrumentation; Motion Control; Flexible Manufacturing Systems; Integrated Manufacturing; Factory Modeling and Automation; Petri-Nets and Applications; Micro and Nano Systems; Sensor Networks; Networked Control; Control of Smart Power Delivery Systems; Control of Distributed Generation Systems; Optimal Control; Discrete Event Systems; Adaptive Control; Learning Systems; Intelligent and AI Based Control; Sensor/data Fusion; Robotics; Automated Guided Vehicles; Control Education; Control Applications; Process Automation; Man-machine Interactions; Smart Structures; Smart Buildings; Energy Efficiency; Multi-agent Systems

Submission of Papers

Regular papers in the full version should be submitted online at the conference website at General inquiries should be addressed via Email at to the Program Chair, Prof. Keyou You. Proposals for invited sessions are also solicited and should be submitted to the Invited Session Chair, Prof. Guoqiang Hu via email:

Conference website:

Important Dates

Deadline for Manuscript Submission: December 31, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2019
Submission of Final Manuscripts: April 30, 2019

6.6. SIAM Conference on Control Theory and its Applications
Contributed by: William S. Levine,

The 19th SIAM Conference on Control Theory and its Applications will be held in Chengdu, China, June 19 to 21, 2019. Contributions from all areas of control theory and its applications are welcome.

For details about the conference and how to submit a contribution, please go to the web site

Chengdu is a fun city, famous for its food. It is also the location of the Panda Breeding Research Center, where you can hold a baby panda for a fee. It is also easy to reach. There are non stop flights from major cities in the US, Europe and Asia.

6.7. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
Contributed by: Linda Bushnell,

The 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
April 16-18, 2019 in Montreal, Canada, part of CPSWeek 2019

Overview: As digital computing and communication become faster, cheaper, and available in packages that are smaller and use less power, these capabilities are increasingly embedded in many objects and structures in the physical environment. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled, and integrated by computing and communication. Broad CPS deployment is transforming how we interact with the physical world as profoundly as the world wide web transformed how we interact with one another, and further harnessing their capabilities holds the possibility of enormous societal and economic impact.

ACM/IEEE ICCPS is the premier single-track conference for reporting advances in all CPS aspects, including theory, tools, applications, systems, test-beds and field deployments. The conferences focuses on the core science to develop fundamental principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements, as well as on the development of technologies, tools, architectures and infrastructure for building CPS systems, highlighting the design, implementation, and investigation of CPS applications. Application domains include (but are not limited to): transportation, energy, water, agriculture, medical and assistive technology, sensor and social networks, robotics, smart cities, ecology, and supply-chains. Among the relevant research areas are security, control, optimization, machine learning, game theory, mechanism design, mobile and cloud computing, model-based design, verification, data mining / analytics, signal processing, and human-in-the-loop shared or supervisory control.

All submissions must be in English. Only original papers that are not submitted or published in other conferences or journals will be considered. Manuscripts should have a main body with no more than 10 pages. Up to 2 additional pages of appendices may follow the main body of the paper, within the same submitted .pdf file. The submissions must be in the ACM two-column conference style, US Letter (8.5 inch x 11 inch) paper size, and 10pt text font size.

Important Dates:
Full paper submission deadline: October 17, AoE, 2018 (FIRM deadline, see CPSWeek deadline policy),
Author notification: December 28, 2018,
Camera-ready paper due: February 15, 2019.

General Co-Chairs:
Xue Liu, McGill University, Canada
Paulo Tabuada, UCLA, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Linda Bushnell, University of Washington, USA
Miroslav Pajic, Duke University, USA

Steering Committee:
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jack Stankovic, University of Virginia, USA
Eric M. Feron, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Karl H. Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University, USA
Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Chris Gill (Ex Officio), Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Bruno Sinopoli (Ex Officio), Carnegie Mellon University, USA

6.8. Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security
Contributed by: Linda Bushnell,

9th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security – October 29-31, 2018, Seattle, WA

Conference Co-Chairs: Tamer Başar & Radha Poovendran

Keynote Speakers: João P. Hespanha (UC Santa Barbara), John Baras (Univ Maryland)

Conference website:

Important Dates:
Registration: Early registration (before Thursday, October 4) will be $550 USD. Late registration (on or after October 4) will be $650 USD.

Recent advances in information and communication technologies pose significant security challenges that impact all aspects of modern society. The 9th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security in Seattle, Washington, USA, focuses on protection of heterogeneous, large-scale and dynamic systems as well as managing security risks faced by critical infrastructures through rigorous and practically-relevant analytical methods. GameSec 2018 invites novel, high-quality theoretical and practically-relevant contributions, which apply decision and game theory, as well as related techniques such as distributed optimization, dynamic control and mechanism design, to build resilient, secure, and dependable networked systems. The goal of GameSec 2018 is to bring together academic and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical challenges and recent results that highlight the connections between game theory, control, distributed optimization, economic incentives and real-world security, reputation, trust and privacy problems.

Tutorial Track: Game Theory and Deception

Special Track: Adversarial AI

6.9. SICC International Tutorial Workshop “Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics”
Contributed by: Alessandro Rizzo,

Complexity and The City - 13th SICC international tutorial workshop "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics"

Dear Colleague,
we are happy to announce that the 13th SICC international tutorial workshop "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics" will be held at the Politecnico di Torino, 29-30 October 2018. This year, the focus is on the fascinating theme of "Complexity and the city".

Registration to the 13TH SICC International Tutorial Workshop "TOPICS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS" can be done at this address

Phd Students and Junior researchers will be given the opportunity to share their research results to the other participants and the audience at large through a dynamical and fun presentation style: the PechaKucha. 20 timed slides shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes 40 seconds in total), a unique, fun, and challenging way to communicate your research and receive feedback!

Submit your talk proposal in the form of a one-page abstract to WITHIN SEPTEMBER 30. It’s going to be fun!


The workshop is the 13th of a series of tutorial workshops annually organized to explore the emergence of new research fields in which modeling, analysis and control of nonlinear and complex systems play a role of growing importance. These workshops have been traditionally devoted to an interdisciplinary audience with particular attention to PhD students and young researchers. The theme of this year is “Complexity and The City” with a unique focus on interactions, mobility, epidemics, information and misinformation spreading, and many other complex phenomena typical of urban environments.

The workshop will gather scholars, students, and practitioners for two days of presentations and debates around complex systems science and its interplay with urban environments. A series of plenary lectures from renowned scholars is planned, while PhD students and young researchers will have dedicated sessions to present their research activity in an effective and appealing way. Social events will foster interaction and creation of collaboration opportunities.


* Amin Amjoshoaa, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Andrea Baronchelli, City University of London, UK
* Baruch Barzel, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
* Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca, Italy
* Mario Di Bernardo, Università degli Studi Federico II, Napoli, Italy and University of Bristol, UK
* Fabio Duarte, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Chiara Poletto, EPIcx Lab, Inserm, Paris, France
* Maurizio Porfiri, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn NY, USA
* Carlo Ratti, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Paolo Santi, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Rossano Schifanella, University of Torino, Italy
* Michele Tizzoni, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
* Kimon Valavanis, Unmanned Systems Research Institute, University of Denver, CO, USA


Submissions and registration are open.

Please, find more information at:

SICC - Societa' Italiana Caos e Complessita'

6.10. International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Contributed by: Zee Yeon Lee,

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

Call for Papers:

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.

- June 17, 2018 : Submission of Regular Papers (3~6 pages)
- July 13, 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

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:


Indexed in: IEEE Xplore, EI compendex, and SCOPUS

PLENARY SPEAKERS- Edwin K. P. Chong (Colorado State Univ., USA)
- Matthew 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)

6.11. IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control 2019
Contributed by: Jhon Isaza,

First Call for Papers
4th IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control 2019

Scope: The 4th IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control (CCAC) will be held on October 15-18, 2019 in Medellin-Colombia. This is the fourth in a series that have been successfully established in the Colombian and Latin American region. The objective of the conference is to gather academics and industrial researchers and practitioners to discuss the state of the art, research, and developments in technological advances and applications of control engineering to encourage technology development in Colombia and the Latin American region. The conference includes all aspects around control engineering, from analysis and design to simulation and hardware. Major topics for the event include, but are not limited to, the following:

Applied control for industrial and non-industrial areas, applied control for robots, hybrid systems, intelligent control, mechatronics, mobile robots, modeling of dynamic systems, multi-robot systems, control of power systems, process control and automation, process optimization, sensing and sensor fusion, system identification, systems and signals, control of biological systems and biochemical processes.

Important Dates:
- Paper submission deadline: (March 17 2019) April 1 2019
- Paper decision notification: June 03 2019
- Camera-ready final manuscripts: July 15 2019

Paper submission: The program committee invites you to submit 4 to 6 pages long papers in English through

Submitted papers to CCAC must be original, not previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere and must not be submitted to any other event or publisher during the entire review process. IEEE policy regarding plagiarism and duplicate submission/publication will be strictly enforced. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CCAC 2019 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. Only English versions will be published in IEEE Xplore®.

Venue: The 4th IEEE CCAC 2019 will be held in Medellin from the 15th to 18th of October 2019. Medellin, the 2nd largest city in Colombia, is a vibrant city that offers a wide variety of tourist, gastronomic and cultural attractions.

Contact: Additional details and Conference updates are available at:
Inquiries about the conference may be addressed to:

6.12. IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking
Contributed by: Sebastian Trimpe,

Call for Contributions

1st IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking
(CPN - co-located with IEEE CCNC 2019)
January 11 - 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA

Workshop website:

Increasing the data rates of communication systems has been a major research objective of the past decades. The corresponding research efforts lead to the modern information society of today. Recently, we see a rapid spread of cyber-physical applications such as telemedicine, smart production and infrastructure systems. Such systems build the backbone for e.g. Industry 4.0 environments and operate with feedback control loops that are closed over communication channels and, thus, impose real-time requirements on the communication system. Predictably low latency is generally a desirable property, however, it challenges concurring requirements for high reliability, spectral, and energy efficiency in particular when wireless links used. Classical approaches for the independent design of communication and control have reached their limits for quite some time.

The research objective in the area of cyber-physical networking is to develop a theoretical and practical basis for the paradigmatic change from throughput- to real-time-oriented communication in networked control systems. In order to meet the requirements of cyber-physical applications, a tight (horizontal and vertical) integration of all communication, control, and system components is necessary in order to fully exploit their individual elasticity and mutual adjustment potential. We understand cyber-physical networking as including all aspects of such a system, in particular network and communication, control and the physical system itself. Ultimately, this workshop aims to bring together leading researchers in the area of communication, control and systems design - to share views on approaches to bring together these domains for enabling cyber-physical networking.

We encourage the submission of courageous research ideas and proposals that explore the potential of cyber-physical networks, also off the beaten track.

Submissions are encouraged to cover multiple of the following top-level topics (but not limited to).

Application Scenarios for Cyber-Physical Networks:
- Benchmarks, Quality Metrics, and Testbeds
- Industry Case Studies and Experience Reports
- Consumer Products
Control Design and Architectures for Cyber-Physical Networks:
- Performance, Stability, and Robustness Guarantees
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Model-Predictive, Optimal, Learning-Based, and Robust Control
Network Architectures and Protocols for Cyber-Physical Networks:
- Mobility Aspects
- Latency and Resilience Awareness
- Time-Sensitive Networking
Operating System Approaches for Cyber-Physical Networks:
- Resource Management
- Timeliness and Energy Awareness
- Local and Distributed Dependability

The workshop allows two types of submissions: papers and demos. Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. All paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) following the IEEE format. All demo submissions come in form of an extended abstract with a maximum length of two (2) printed pages with the same format as paper submissions. At the workshop, demos are required to bring a poster (A0) that accompanies their presentation. We also encourage the paper authors to optionally present a demo. This does not require a separate submission of an extended abstract but is covered by the paper submission.

For more details, please refer to IEEE CCNC 2019 conference website:

Workshop website:

6.13. CDC Workshop on “Secure and Resilient Control Systems”
Contributed by: Quanyan Zhu,

Workshop on Secure and Resilient Control Systems
57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami Beach, Florida, December 16, 2018

Security of control systems poses an inherently multi-disciplinary research challenge. Network and systems security is needed to discover possible cyber vulnerabilities and develop secure protocols. The incentives, capabilities, and goals of adversary must be understood and modeled, through techniques including game theory. The control actions should be robust to the impact of possible attacks and enable recovery of system functionality when attacks do occur. The proposed workshop will present a holistic view of control system security, with perspectives on network security, game theory, and control, as well as a view for how these disciplines can be combined to design resilient, safe, and secure control systems. From the application side, we will place a particular emphasis on the security of power systems, which is one of the most active research domains in this area. Case studies on different control and regulation operations in energy management systems as well as the development of testbeds for the cyber-physical security of such systems will be presented.

Anuradha Annaswamy and Mehran Dibaji (MIT)
Tamer Basar (UIUC)
Henrik Sandberg and Karl H. Johansson (KTH)
Zhihua Qu (UCF)
Joao Hespanha (UCSB) and Yongqiang Wang (Clemson U)
Radha Poovendran (U of Washington)
Manimaran Govindarasu (Iowa State U)
Radhakisan Baheti (NSF)

Hideaki Ishii (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Quanyan Zhu (New York University)

Registration link:

Workshop website:

6.14. CDC Workshop on “Traffic Flow Control via PDE Techniques”
Contributed by: Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis,

CDC 2018 Workshop on “Traffic Flow Control via PDE Techniques”

The workshop will cover the subjects of (vehicular) traffic flow control and estimation as well as traffic flow dynamics modelling for control and estimation, with particular emphasis on PDE-based techniques. Both methodological and practical aspects will be addressed.


Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego, USA.
Christophe Prieur, CNRS, France.
Iasson Karafyllis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Christian Claudel, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Maria Laura Delle Monache, Inria, France.
Benedetto Piccoli, Rutgers University, USA.
Paola Goatin, Inria, France.
Gabor Orosz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis, Technical University of Crete, Greece.


Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis, Technical University of Crete, Greece.
Maria Laura Delle Monache, INRIA Grenoble-Rhone Alpes, France.
Delphine Bresch-Pietri, MINES ParisTech, France.
Rafael Vazquez, University of Seville, Spain.

Registration is available at a rate of 170 USD (85 USD for students) via

For more details follow the link

6.15. CDC Workshop on “Learning for Control”
Contributed by: Konstantinos Gatsis,

Workshop on Learning for Control, 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami Beach, Florida, December 16, 2018

Over the past two decades, advances in computing and communications have resulted in the creation, transmission and storage of data from all sectors of society. Over the next decade, the biggest generator of data is expected to be Internet-of-Things devices which sense and control the physical world. This explosion of data that is emerging from the physical world requires a rapprochement of areas such as machine learning, control theory, and optimization. The availability and scale of data, both temporal and spatial, brings a wonderful opportunity for our community to both advance the theory of control systems in a more data-driven fashion, as well as have a broader industrial and societal impact. The goals of our workshop are:

- Present state-of-the-art results in the theory and application of Learning for Control, including topics such as statistical learning for control, reinforcement learning for control, online and safe learning for control
- Bring together some of the leading researchers across the fields in order to promote cross-fertilization of results, tools, and ideas, and stimulate further progress in the area
- Attract new researchers in these exciting problems, creating a larger yet focused community that thinks rigorously across the disciplines and asks new questions

Michael I. Jordan, University of California, Berkeley

Dimitri P. Bertsekas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Francesco Borrelli, University of California, Berkeley
Giuseppe Carlo Calafiore, Politecnico di Torino
Maryam Fazel, University of Washington
Frank L. Lewis, University of Texas at Arlington
Benjamin Recht, University of California, Berkeley
Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto
Claire J. Tomlin, University of California, Berkeley
Rene Vidal, Johns Hopkins University

Konstantinos Gatsis, University of Pennsylvania
Pramod P. Khargonekar, University of California, Irvine
Manfred Morari, University of Pennsylvania
George J. Pappas, University of Pennsylvania

The workshop will take place on Sunday December 16, 2018 during the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, FL, USA. Please note that only people who have registered for the conference can register for the workshop.

Registration link:

Workshop website:

6.16. ACC Invited Session on “Human-Closed Loop System Interactions for Uncertain Systems”
Contributed by: Yildiray Yildiz,

Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to submit papers to the Invited Session on Human-Closed Loop System Interactions for Uncertain Systems at the 2019 American Control Conference (ACC).

The invited session will cover stability, performance, and robustness investigations, as well as modeling and controller design studies, for uncertain systems where humans are treated as a part of the closed loop system.

Please send your contributions (abstracts will be enough at this stage) no later than September 12th, 2018 to the organizers whose emails are listed below:

Best regards,

Yildiray Yildiz (
Tansel Yucelen (

7. Positions

7.1. MS/PhD: Clemson University, USA
Contributed by: Mohammad Naghnaeian,

A few PhD/Masters positions are available in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Clemson University. The research lies in the broad area of control and optimization of cyber-physical systems. A prior knowledge of robust and adaptive control, hybrid and switching systems, and optimal control is preferred but not required. The students will also assist Dr. Naghnaeian in
a)developing control algorithms for connected vehicles to improve fuel economy, safety, and fault/adversary detection.
b)performing fundamental control theoretic research on the security of controlled systems.
c)merging the robust control framework with the the learning techniques from data to develop robust and real-time implementable data-driven control architectures.
d) setting up the cyber-physical security laboratory.

Interested applicants can email their CVs to Dr. Naghnaeian at (

7.2. PhD: University of Lübeck, Germany
Contributed by: Georg Schildbach,

Ph.D. Position in Autonomous Systems

We are looking for a passionate doctoral student to join the research group on intelligent autonomous systems, with particular focus on autonomous vehicles. 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. Our areas of research include algorithms for autonomous vehicles, in particular:
• Advanced control and estimation
• 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 (and ideally also in German). Prior in the field of robotics or mechatronics would be a plus, but not a strict requirement.

For more information see:

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your full documents (cv, transcripts, etc.) to:
University of Luebeck (
In case you have further question, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Georg Schildbach (

7.3. PhD: Tsinghua University, China
Contributed by: (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia,

(Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia,

The center for intelligent and networked systems (CFINS) at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) ( invites applications for PhD positions in the field of control and optimization of energy Internet and smart buildings. Potential applicants with knowledge on Markov decision process, power systems, and/or building systems are especially encouraged to apply. The potential applicant should be expected to receive a Bachelor/MS degree in EE/CS/IE or related areas, or already have a Bachelor/MS degree in these fields. Applications will be reviewed immediately. All applications should be received by Oct. 30, 2018. Interested applicants, please send an email to (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia to know more details.

7.4. PhD: ETH Zurich and Lucerne Kantonsspital, Switzerland
Contributed by: John Lygeros,

PhD Position, ETH Zurich and Lucerne Kantonsspital

A PhD position is available to conduct research on systems theory in neuroscience research, specifically data driven modelling of cerebral blood flow regulation based on a variety of blood flow measurement methods. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a team comprising experienced vascular neurologists from the Lucerne Kantonsspital and control engineers from the Automatic Control Laboratory of ETH Zurich; ETH Zurich will serve as the PhD granting institution. A wealth of physiological data from a number of subjects is already available based on earlier experiments. Additional clinical work for data collection will be carried out at the Lucerne Kantonsspital, while data analysis and modelling research will be carried out at both locations.

Candidates with a background in control theory and an interest in human or animal physiology are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have good analytical skills, an ability to work in an active team environment, and a relevant university degree at the Master's level (e.g. electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, etc.). Some programming experience (e.g. in Matlab), fluency in spoken English, and technical writing skills are highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, transcripts of their studies, a short justification for their interest, and the names and contact information of three references to:

John Lygeros
Automatic Control Laboratory
ETL I 22
Physikstrasse 3
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

7.5. PhD: Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Contributed by: Yi Guo,

Ph.D. Student Positions Available
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology

We are looking for 2 or more Ph.D. students to join the Robotics and Automation Laboratory in Spring or Fall 2019. Research projects are in the field of robotics and machine learning, where students need to develop learning, planning and control algorithms and to validate them on systems of autonomous mobile robots and/or wearable sensors.

If you're interested, please email your CV to, together with a one-page statement that provide details about your knowledge and research experience in robotics, controls, and/or machine learning. Information about the research work conducted in the lab can be found from the web link:

7.6. PhD: University of Houston, USA
Contributed by: Rose Faghih,

Spring 2019 Ph.D. Opening (Application Deadline: October 15th, 2018)

The Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML) at the University of Houston is currently looking to recruit one highly motivated and creative Ph.D. student with applied mathematics and/or signal processing background to develop mathematical algorithms for biomedical engineering applications. CML mainly focuses on designing control, optimization, estimation, signal processing, and machine learning algorithms for biomedical and neural engineering applications. The ideal candidate has obtained their B.S. degree in electrical engineering (or related fields, e.g. mechanical, computer or biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, etc.) focusing on control theory and/or signal processing. The projects involve algorithm design and validation in real-time experiments with human recordings. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Rose Faghih at with the required documents listed at

7.7. PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Riccardo Ferrari,

One PhD Position in Fault and Cyber-attack Tolerance for Distributed Systems
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

I am looking for a talented, outstanding candidate with an M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems & Control, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Mechanical engineering or Computer science and with good command of the English language (Dutch not required). Candidates with a background in fault diagnosis, multi-robots formations or distributed (parameters)-systems are especially encouraged to apply.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will carry out research in support of Dr. Ferrari, aiming to make distributed systems, such as critical infrastructures or formations of cooperative self-driving cars, robust to faults or cyber-attacks that could affect one or more subsystem or vehicle. The PhD student will develop model-based algorithms capable of detecting and isolating faults or cyber-attacks, as well as accommodation techniques. Research topics will include, for instance, probabilistic methods for designing detection thresholds, watermarking or encryption techniques, uncertainty propagation in large nonlinear systems and privacy issues between parties participating to the distributed scheme. There will be the possibility to test such algorithms on a multi-robot setup in our laboratories.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The position will start as soon as possible, and run for four years. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the University graduate school. PhD students will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO), from 2.2k EUR/month (gross, 1st year) to 2.8k EUR/month (gross, 4th year), possibly from 1.7k EUR/month (after taxes, 1st year) to 2.0k EUR/month (after taxes, 4th year), plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

ABOUT TU DELFT: TU Delft is an internationally recognized research university with over 20,000 students and 3,300 staff scientists. Its high quality teaching standards and experimental facilities are renowned, placing it among the 6 top universities in Europe and top 18 in the world in the Engineering and Technology field (Times Higher Education 2018). TU Delft is an equal opportunity employer and committed to increase the diversity of its staff.

APPLICATION: Please send your application including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of courses with grades, and contact information for two academic references to Dr. Riccardo Ferrari ( Dr. Ferrari can also be contacted for more information about this vacancy. The deadline for ensuring full consideration of an application is October 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.

7.8. PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Sergio Grammatico,

3 PhD positions: Game theoretic Control, Complex Systems of Systems, Operator Theory
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

I am looking for talented, outstanding candidates with an M.Sc. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

General project description: The candidates will conduct theoretical and algorithmic research on complex multi-agent systems characterized by the presence of: (i) mixed cooperative and noncooperative agents; (ii) uncertain and stochastic variables; (iii) mixed-integer decision variables. The research will develop and build upon tools from game theory, monotone and fixed-point operator theory, statistical learning, distributed optimization and control. The main application areas are distributed control for smart power grids and multi-vehicle automated driving.

The PhD positions are in the context of the research projects "Complex Network Games: The Scenario Approach" (OMEGA), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) as TOP grant in Mathematics, and "Game theoretic Control for Complex Systems of Systems" (COSMOS), funded by the European Research Council as ERC Starting Grant.

Conditions of employment: The appointments will be for 4 years. The PhD students will participate in the training and research activities of the TU Delft Graduate School and of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). As an employees of TU Delft, the PhD students will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO), from 2.2k EUR/month (gross, 1st year) to 2.8k EUR/month (gross, 4th year), possibly from 1.7k EUR/month (after taxes, 1st year) to 2.0k EUR/month (after taxes, 4th year), plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

Applications shall include the following documents:
• curriculum vitae;
• statement of motivation and research interests (up to one page);
• transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
• names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. project/thesis supervisors);
• up to two research-oriented documents (e.g. thesis, conference/journal publication).

Applications or inquires shall be emailed to prof. Sergio Grammatico (

The starting date are flexible. The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidates are found.

More information:,

7.9. PhD: George Washington University, USA
Contributed by: Taeyoung Lee,

Flight dynamics and control lab ( of the George Washington University at Washington DC is looking for new doctoral students. There are three open positions for the following projects.

1. Uncertainty Propagation for Hybrid Systems

This project is to construct comprehensive computational techniques for stochastic analysis of hybrid systems evolving on a nonlinear configuration manifold, including uncertainty propagation, Bayesian estimation, and stochastic optimal control schemes.

In particular, backgrounds in the following topics are desired.

a. Stochastic analysis
b. Hybrid systems
c. Estimation
d. Geometric mechanics

This position will be funded by AFOSR.

2. Dynamics and Control of Flapping Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

This project aims to uncover the biomechanics of Monarch butterflies exhibiting the longest flight range among insects, and to utilize it to develop bio-inspired control schemes for long-range flapping-wing micro aerial vehicles. Backgrounds in the following topics are desired.

a. Nonlinear dynamics
b. Nonlinear control theory
c. Aerodynamics
d. Geometric mechanics

This position will be funded by NSF.

3. Aerial Mapping and Situation Awareness

This project aims to develop aerial robotic systems to monitor a complex urban environments, create a real time map, and share it with other autonomous vehicles. Backgrounds in the following topics are desired.

b. ROS
c. Machine learning
d. Image processing

This position will be funded by NSF.

For every position, it is expected that the candidates have expertise in structured programming.

To apply, or to request more information, please contact Prof. Taeyoung Lee at The application should include CV, a list of publications, and a list of reference, and it should be submitted as a single PDF file.

7.10. PhD: International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart/Tübingen, Germany
Contributed by: Frank Allgower,

PhD: International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart/Tübingen, Germany

Multiple PhD positions in Intelligent Systems, including Control, at the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart and Tubingen, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tubingen are collaborating to offer a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems. This doctoral program will accept its 3rd Ph.D. generation in spring 2019 and will enroll about 100 Ph.D. students over the next six years. This school is a key element of the state’s “Cyber Valley” initiative ( to accelerate basic research and commercial development in the broad field of artificial intelligence. Students are sought who want to earn a doctorate in the broad area of intelligent systems, including control systems.

The participating faculty are Frank Allgöwer, Philipp Berens, Matthias Bethge, Michael J. Black, Andrés Bruhn, Martin Butz, Caterina De Bacco, Peer Fischer, Andreas Geiger, Matthias Hein, Philipp Hennig, Ardian Jusufi, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Hendrik Lensch, Falk Lieder, Georg Martius, Mi Jung Park, Ludovic Righetti, Bernhard Schölkopf, Fabian Sinz, Metin Sitti, Alexander Spröwitz, Ingo Steinwart, Joerg Stueckler, Gabriele Schweikert, Marc Toussaint, Sebastian Trimpe, Isabel Valera, Ulrike von Luxburg, and Felix Wichmann.

Intelligent systems that can successfully perceive, act, and learn in complex environments hold great potential for aiding society. To advance human knowledge in this domain, we need doctoral students who are curious, creative, and passionate about research to join our school. Learn more at

All aspects of the program are in English. You may join our program in spring 2019. You will be mentored by our internationally renowned faculty. You will register as a university graduate student and conduct research for approximately three years. You can take part in a wide variety of scientific seminars, advanced training workshops, and social activities. Your doctoral degree will be conferred when you successfully complete your Ph.D. project. Our dedicated coordinator will assist you throughout your time as a doctoral student.

People with a strong academic background and a master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Control Theory, Neuroscience, Materials Science, Physics, or related fields should apply.

We seek to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented, so we explicitly encourage women to apply. We are committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourage them to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our institutions.

Admission will be competitive. If selected, you will receive funding via an employment contract, subject to the rules of the Max Planck Society and the two participating universities.

You can apply at before midday CET on November 15, 2018.
The selection interviews will take place between January 29 and February 1, 2019 in Stuttgart and Tubingen,Germany.

7.11. PhD: Lund University, Sweden
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer,

This PhD project is part of a larger project, aiming to bridge the gap between machine learning and control engineering. These research fields have traditionally evolved more or less separately, but in recent years the intersections in terms of applications as well theoretical challenges have been growing. We will study sequential decision making in systems whose dynamics are initially unknown, i.e. with adaptive control or reinforcement learning. For the project, we need PhD candidates with a strong background in mathematics, optimization and statistics, combined with a solid engineering competence. See

7.12. PhD/PostDoc: Politecnico di Torino, Italy and New York University, USA
Contributed by: Alessandro Rizzo,

I am writing to inform you that three positions are available within my research programs on complex and networked systems:

1) post-doctoral researcher, for a duration of 18 months, within the research project “Mac2Mic” - Macro to Micro: uncovering the hidden mechanisms driving network dynamics. The project is funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperations and by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel, in the framework of the bilateral initiatives of scientific and technological cooperation. The aim of the project is the inference of local/individual dynamics (node dynamics) in networked systems for which global measurements at the population level (i.e., “observables”) are available. The project is carried out in collaboration with Dr. Guido Caldarelli (Institute of Complex Systems, National Research Council, Rome, and IMT Lucca) and Dr. Baruch Barzel (Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel). The post-doctoral researcher will be hired at Politecnico di Torino. An outgoing mobility phase of at least two stays of two months each at Bar-Ilan University is mandatory (additional funds for mobility are allocated).

2) Ph.D. student at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dynamical Systems Laboratory, directed by Prof. Maurizio Porfiri. The research will be focused on time-varying complex networks for modeling and control of epidemic processes in heterogeneous populations. The candidate will enroll at New York University and will be co-mentored by Prof. Porfiri and myself. It will be possible to work toward a dual-title agreement with Politecnico di Torino, subject to a mobility activity of at least one year, which can be fractioned in two period of at least six months each.

3) Post-doc researcher at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dynamical Systems Laboratory, directed by Prof. Maurizio Porfiri. The research will be focused on time-varying complex networks for modeling and control of epidemic processes in heterogeneous populations. Duration and terms of the appointment are negotiable.

7.13. PostDoc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Contributed by: Yuanxin Wu,

Multiple Postdoc Positions of Institute of Sensing and Navigation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Institute of Sensing and Navigation in School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is open for postdoctoral researcher recruitment. The institute focuses on solving problems regarding intelligent processing theories and core technologies in the area of high-precision detection, recognition, navigation, and job control in realistic scenarios. Applicants should have a PhD degree in related fields from well-known universities/institutes, or is expected to complete his/her doctoral defense successfully in the near future.

Position 1: Remote Sensing Information Processing (2 vacancies)
SAR image target detection and identification, SAR image classification, multi-source remote sensing image fusion, deep learning and microwave imaging.

Position 2: Unmanned System with Intelligent Sensing and Navigation Technology (5 vacancies)
Non-structural scene sensing and object identification for low-speed unmanned system, high-efficient SLAM, signal/image understanding and multisensor-based positioning and navigation.

Position 3: inertial-based navigation system (2 vacancies)
Theoretical research, information fusion methods, algorithms and prototype system design at cross-disciplines of inertial-visual navigation. Applications include large-scale autonomous navigation, 3D reconstruction and wearable motion tracking.

Basic salary will be RMB 200-300K (~USD 30-45K) /year before tax, depending on qualification. Those with outstanding achievements might have additional rewards. Positions are supposed to be no less than 2 years and could be extended up to 6 years. It is possible to apply a tenure-track position for university assessment after the post-doc period. Your CV, 3-5 representative publications, and three referee letters (including doctoral supervisor) are expected. Applications should be sent to Mrs. Ling Gong, The post would be long effective until positions filled.

7.14. PostDoc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Contributed by: Weidong Zhang,

Postdoctoral position in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

The Optimization & Control Engineering Research Center of Shanghai (in the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) seeks to fill 3 postdoctoral positions as soon as possible thereafter. We are interested in candidates in broad areas of advanced control theory, multi-agents, machine learning, pattern recognition, networked control systems, etc.

Applied conditions as follows:
-PhD degree
-Experience in theory or engineering research
-Good communication skills in English or Chinese
-Strong work ethic and passion for research

Main tasks:
-To conduct original research
-Assist in writing proposals for new research and write reports for existing research
-Supervision of student projects and thesis at both master and Ph.D. levels

Salary and others:
-RMB 120-200k/year (approximately, 18-30kUSD)
-It is a two-year position and can be extended to 5 years

Required documents
-Detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications;
-Names and contact information of three references.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Weidong Zhang, Email:, Tel: +86-21-34204019. Address: Dongchuan Road 800, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China.

7.15. PostDoc: Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Contributed by: Hai-Tao Zhang,

The iMDS research lab ( directed by Prof. Hai-Tao Zhang, Prof. Zhiyong Chen and Prof. Ye Yuan are looking for a postdoc researcher starting as soon as possible at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. The key research project is broadly on control theory development and experiments of nano-positioning systems. The project is funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China - Overseas Joint Grant.

We offer
1). A competitive salary (Chinese RMB 200,000 to 300,000 per year plus housing allowance, negotiable depending on the qualification) by HUST.
2). State-of-the-art experimental platforms.
3). Full contract for 2 years with the possibility of renewal on performance.

Your Profile
1). A Ph.D. degree in Control Theory, Power Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field;
2). An excellent background i and a record of journal publications in control theory and applications on nano-positioning systems.

Interested candidates should send their CV (with names of at least two references) and a cover letter describing their specific interest and how their background fits the qualifications to Prof. Hai-Tao Zhang ( All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

About Huazhong UST:,

About School of Automation, Huazhong UST:

7.16. PostDoc: Harvard Unviersity, USA
Contributed by: Claire Van Strien,

Open Positions with the Biomedical Systems Engineering Research Group at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Diabetes Research Group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is seeking post-doc fellows that would like to be engaged in cutting edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and the development of novel control algorithms to improve glucose control and quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The research activity will include algorithm development, computer simulations and translation of the work to human clinical studies.

Basic Qualifications
A Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or related field is required. Ideal candidates must have a strong background in design and development of MPC algorithms, System Theory, Automatic Control, and Optimization. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers with limited supervision. Must have the ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and medical professionals on a large project at all stages. Experience using Matlab, Java is required.

Additional Qualifications
Preference for individuals familiar and interested in translational medicine or biomedical-related fields. This position requires an individual capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative. Experience using C, embedded C and Python is a plus.

Required documents
An informal cover letter and/or personal statement, no longer than 1 page and detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications is required. Please provide the names and contact information of three references. Please submit as one .pdf file in the above order. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prospective candidates should send their application to with the required information. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

7.17. PostDoc: National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Contributed by: Li-Chen Fu,

PostDoc position opening for Center for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

We are looking for applicants who hold a PhD degree in the related fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and with:
1. Experience in software project management and software engineering
2. Ability of programming and system integration
3. Great enthusiasm and interest in Human-Robot Interaction and Machine Learning
4. Responsibility and teamwork spirit

Main Tasks:
1. Writing proposals and reports of research projects
2. Assisting on project and software development related to Artificial Intelligence Robotics
3. Assisting on experimental design and the display planning of research findings

Working hours: from 9 AM to 6 PM, two days off/week

Working location: Center for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Salary: Based on the appointment standard of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, the starting salary of doctoral level is NTD 58,350. Salary could be negotiated up to NTD 93,360 based on qualification.

Please email your CV and copy of Certificate of the highest Degree to:
Dr. Ming-Li Chiang,
With the e-mail title: “(Name)_Apply for the PostDoc Position”

Position is open until filled.

7.18. PostDoc: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Contributed by: Paolo Falcone,

At the Mechatronics Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering, we are engaged in both fundamental and applied research related to intelligent transportation systems. Ongoing research projects focus, among others, on the design and the experimental validation of coordination algorithms for connected autonomous vehicles. Our research is, where possible, validated through experiments on full-scale vehicles and in collaboration with industrial partners.

We invite applications for one post-doctoral position in networked control for Intelligent Transportation Systems. The successful candidate will join a team of post-docs and Ph. D. students, engaged in neighboring research, and is expected to contribute to the design of control algorithms for systems, subject to state and input constraints, communicating through lossy channels with limited capacity. If possible and relevant, the achieved results will be demonstrated through experiments on full-scale vehicles and in collaboration with our industrial partners.
The research project is strongly connected with ongoing research projects within the WASP (Walleberg Autonomous Systems Program).

The working time of post-doctoral staff is mainly devoted to research. Undergraduate teaching duties, not exceeding 20% of the working time, may include supervision of MSc students. The position is co-funded by the Chalmers Area of Advance in Transportation. The appointment is a full-time employment (not a scholarship) for a period of not more than two years (1+1).

A PhD (or close to completion) in control theory, optimization and constrained optimal control or neighboring relevant field is required. Experience with automotive control applications will be preferred.
Ability to initiate new research collaborations is essential. Good communication skills in oral and written English are required.

Apply at

Application deadline: 15 November, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Paolo Falcone (
Division of Systems and Control
Tel: +46 31 772 1803

Jonas Sjöberg, (
Division of Systems and Control.
Tel: +46 31 772 1855

7.19. PostDoc: University of California Irvine, USA
Contributed by: Solmaz S. Kia,

Post-Doctoral Position in the Cooperative Systems Lab of University of California Irvine

Cooperative Systems Lab (PI: Prof. Solmaz Kia) of the Mechanical and Aerospace Dept. of University of California invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of "Distributed mobile sensor deployment in urban environments with the special focus on persistent monitoring and long-term autonomy".

Candidates are expected to have a proven publication record and the ability to work independently. Research background in the following areas is a plus:
* Cooperative control and optimization, game theory
* Distributed algorithms for decision making, distributed optimization
* Network identification, privacy preservation in distributed algorithms

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter that includes the names of three references to Prior to applying, you are encouraged (but not required) to contact Prof. Solmaz Kia via email at (solmaz at uci dot edu).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

7.20. PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
Contributed by: Peter Dower,

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

A postdoctoral research fellow with a PhD in applied mathematics or equivalent is sought to conduct systems theory research in the area of optimal control for continuous time nonlinear dynamical systems, with an emphasis on the development of idempotent methods for the solution of dynamic programming equations. A solid working knowledge of optimal control theory, including dynamic programming and Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman partial differential equations, is essential. Exposure to abstract algebra, convex analysis, optimization, and numerical methods is desirable.

An initial appointment for one year is available. The closing date for applications is 29 October 2018.

For further information, including selection criteria and instructions on how to apply, please visit

Contributor: Peter M. Dower, University of Melbourne.
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7.21. PostDoc: University of British Columbia, Canada
Contributed by: Greg Stewart,

Postdoctoral Research Position in Control Systems/Machine Learning at The University of British Columbia

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will conduct high quality research in machine learning with a focus on deep learning and reinforcement learning to address real world industrial control problems. The principal investigators, based in UBC’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Institute of Applied Mathematics, and Honeywell, expect the research to have a significant influence on industrial practice. UBC and Honeywell have extensive experience in collaborating on advanced control technology. Previous projects have resulted in a series of academic innovations and industrial products recognized with awards from IEEE, IFAC, and NSERC.

Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to
- Conduct high quality research in machine learning with a focus on deep learning and reinforcement learning.
- Coordinate the project with the industrial partners and prepare regular reports.
- Mentor PhD and undergraduate students.
- Travel to the sites of industrial partners and implement control/machine learning algorithms on real industrial processes.

Qualifications: The applications must have the following minimum qualifications
- A recent PhD in Control Systems and/or Machine Learning from a reputed program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering.
- Some experience with industrial control systems.
- Strong mathematical skills as they pertain to control theory and machine learning.
- Excellent programming skills in Matlab, Python and TensorFlow.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Diversity: Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

This position is available immediately. The home academic unit at UBC will be one of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science, depending on the profile of the successful applicant. More information is available from Prof. Bhushan Gopaluni ( or Dr. Greg Stewart (, Senior Fellow at Honeywell. Interested applicants should send a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and a list of three referees to the same address.

7.22. PostDoc: University of Houston, USA
Contributed by: Rose Faghih,

Postdoctoral Opening (Available Immediately)

The Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML) at the University of Houston is currently looking to recruit one highly motivated and creative postdoctoral associate with applied mathematics and/or signal processing background to develop mathematical algorithms for biomedical engineering applications. CML mainly focuses on designing control, optimization, estimation, signal processing, and machine learning algorithms for biomedical and neural engineering applications. The ideal candidate has obtained their Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (or related fields, e.g. mechanical, industrial, computer or biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, etc.) focusing on control theory and/or signal processing. The projects involve algorithm design and validation in real-time experiments with human recordings. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Rose Faghih at with their CV.

7.23. PostDoc: University College Dublin, Ireland
Contributed by: Giovanni Russo,


One year PostDoc position is available at the Systems and Control Group within the School of Electric and Electronic Engineering of the University College Dublin. The PostDoc will work under the supervision of Dr. Giovanni Russo and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Robert Shorten.

The group performs fundamental and applied research in the area at the intersection of networks, control, decision science and cyber-physical systems. Our fundamental research is typically applied on a number of real-world applications, including manufacturing, smart cities and connected/autonomous vehicles. In order to do so, the lab features a number of testing facilities. This includes a large scale hardware-in-the-loop testing system for connected vehicles and an augmented reality environment for manufacturing applications.

For this position, we are seeking candidates for our work within the I-Form Centre for Advanced Manufacturing ( Within the project, we will develop a cyber-physical system allowing humans to collaborate with augmented reality avatars and with robots in order to fulfill a complex manufacturing task. The research will have both a theoretical and an applied, hands-on, aspect, benefitting from the experimental test-bed currently available at UCD.

The ideal candidate should have a background in:
1. nonlinear dynamics and complex systems;
2. deep and reinforcement learning;
3. optimization;
4. statistics.

To apply:
send, to (i) a cover letter stating your interest in the position; (ii) the names of three referees; (iii) your CV. The deadline for the applications is October, 15th, 2018.

Pre-applications and informal inquiries can be made to Dr Giovanni Russo.

7.24. PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Sergio Grammatico,

2 PostDoc positions: Game theoretic Control, Complex Systems of Systems, Operator Theory
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

I am looking for talented, outstanding research fellows with a Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field, with theoretical background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required). Expertise in mixed-integer optimization is appreciated.

General project description: The researchers will conduct theoretical and algorithmic research on complex multi-agent systems characterized by the presence of: (i) mixed cooperative and noncooperative agents; (ii) uncertain and stochastic variables; (iii) mixed-integer decision variables. The research will develop and build upon tools from game theory, monotone and fixed-point operator theory, statistical learning, distributed optimization and control. The main application areas are distributed control for smart power grids and multi-vehicle automated driving.

The PostDoc positions are in the context of the research project "Game theoretic Control for Complex Systems of Systems" (COSMOS), funded by the European Research Council as ERC Starting Grant.

Conditions of employment: The appointments will be for 3 years. As an employees of TU Delft, the research fellows will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO), of about 3.2k EUR/month gross, possibly from 2.5k EUR/month after taxes, plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), travel budget, secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

Applications shall include the following documents:
• curriculum vitae;
• statement of motivation and research interests (up to one page);
• transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
• names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. project/thesis supervisors);
• up to three research documents (e.g. thesis, conference/journal publication).

Applications or inquires shall be emailed to prof. Sergio Grammatico (

The starting date are flexible. The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidates are found.

More information:,

7.25. PostDoc: Lehigh University, USA
Contributed by: Nader Motee,

Postdoc Positions: Lehigh University, USA

Two postdoctoral positions are available with the Distributed Control and Dynamical Systems ( Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University. All candidates with strong backgrounds in all or some of the following research areas are encouraged to apply:

1. Stochastic dynamical systems; Decision-making; non-Gaussian uncertainty quantification.
2. SLAM in highly dynamic environments; Visual perception.
3. Learning algorithms and task planning for autonomous robots.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics. The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension up to 2-3 years. As employees of Lehigh University, postdocs will receive a competitive salary, travel budget, and benefits, and discounts for health insurance.

Interested applicants may contact Prof. Nader Motee ( by sending him the following information: (1) one-page research statement explaining how your background fits the research areas, (2) detailed CV and list of publications, (3) names of three references. All documents should be sent in PDF format. Applications received before December 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.

7.26. Research Fellow: University of Hull, UK
Contributed by: Ron Patton,

Research Fellow Position: Fault Detection and Isolation and Fault Tolerant Control in Offshore Renewable Energy Systems, Aura Research Centre, University of Hull, UK. We are looking to recruit a talented and outstanding research fellow with a Ph.D. degree in Systems and Control or related subject with good command of the English language. Research experience in control of renewable energy systems or energy harvesting will be an advantage, with internationally excellent publications and conference proceedings. Evidence of the ability to build strong and effective research networks and contribute to the successful completion of collaborative research projects. Recent PhD graduates should not be put off from applying.

Persons interested in pursuing the application must email a Short CV including a list of publications and conference presentations as soon as possible to Professor Ron Patton:

General project description: The chosen applicant will conduct theoretical and application based research focused on the development of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control architectures and algorithms for large structure offshore wind turbines (up to 8MW). The work will focus on robust fault tolerant control approaches, capable of maintaining good power efficiency performance in the presence of sensor or actuator faults and rotor, tower bending and wind air flow uncertainty.

The research will contribute to a new EPSRC Project: “A New Partnership in Offshore Wind (”. This is an exciting new collaboration between the Universities of Hull, Sheffield and Durham with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Ørsted. The successful research fellow will be expected to work closely with the above academic institutions and industry partners and to report results to collaborators and to disseminate them through journal and conference publications.

Conditions of employment: The appointment will be for 3 years on the Band 7 Salary Scale in the UK and the appointee will attract a handsome travel bursary to support the research.

7.27. Research Group Leader: University of Stuttgart, Germany
Contributed by: Frank Allgower,

Independent Research Group Leader in the Cyber Valley Initiative, University of Stuttgart, Germany

At the University of Stuttgart a new Cyber Valley Research Group will be established as part of the Cyber Valley initiative ( The group will be funded by the Christian Bürkert Foundation. Cyber Valley is a new center for AI research in the Stuttgart/Tübingen region of Germany, bringing together partners from science and industry to create a world-leading hub for research in intelligent systems and to establish an ecosystem for startups in the field of artificial intelligence.

We are seeking applications for the position of Group Leader for this new group. The position is a senior postdoc level position, initially for four years and is non-tenure track. The person holding the position will be expected to work independently and will have the right to supervise and graduate own PhD students and to teach at the University of Stuttgart. The funding provided to the group includes the group leader position (TV-L E14, senior postdoc level), two additional PhD positions as well as startup and running budgets for up to four years. The group will be embedded into the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control at the University of Stuttgart ( /index.en.html) and will benefit from its infrastructure, support structures and research environment. The working language at the institute is English.

We are looking for a young, highly motivated and emerging researcher, who will take the lead in building up the new group and a competitive research program. The ideal candidate should have an excellent international early-career track record. The research group is expected to engage actively with the existing research environment, including the Cyber Valley partners and Arena 2036 (

Applicants from all fields of engineering and science working at the interface between modern manufacturing engineering on one side and control, automation, artificial intelligence or Big Data on the other side are encouraged to apply. Both, theoretical and more application oriented research directions are of interest.

Applicants should submit a description of past and planned research activities (up to three pages), a CV, the names and addresses of at least three potential references as well as pdf files of up to 5 key publications. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf-file to The closing date for applications is October 7, 2018.

Please contact Frank ALLGOWER ( for further information.

7.28. Research Scientist: French German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, France
Contributed by: Mrs. Borchert,

The French German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL), a leader in Europe in research on guided projectiles, is urgently looking for the head of its department "guidance, navigation, control, and System analysis". This department belongs to the division "Flight Techniques for Projectiles", comprising also aerodynamics, real flight experiments and sensors & communication systems departments. Their research is applied to all kinds of guided projectiles, mostly gun-launched. The position is challenging as the division's roadmap schedules ambitious deadlines for demonstrating the feasibility of an innovative long-range guided projectile concept.

We are currently looking for a

Research scientist (m/f),
Head of the department "guidance, navigation, control, and system analysis".

Your Tasks:
- Develop and maintain, at the highest level, research capabilities in innovative solutions on guidance, navigation and control systems for the needs in guided projectiles, in synergy with the other departments of the division.
- Develop and maintain, at the highest level, evaluation capabilities of performances of guided projectiles concepts.
- Leverage the expertise of academic partners, other research institutes and industry to the bene t of the objectives of the department.
- Engage proactively with industry, so as to anticipate best their needs in terms of research output.
- Establish the research department program in accordance with the strategy and priorities of the Division and with the needs of the French and German Ministries of Defence.
- Manage, plan and evaluate the research carried out in the department.
- Monitor closely the research work of the scientists, engineers and PhD students of the department.

The incumbent is expected to carry out personally research, in addition to the management of the department.
The department possesses recognised skills and has developed so far quite innovative solutions.

Other duties:
- Manage the department's human and financial resources as well as scientific equipment.
- Optimise the use of the department's capabilities for the proper execution of the research program.
- Involve strongly in the department's life, cohesion and development.
- Involve strongly in a synergetic approach in particular with the other departments of the division as key for success.
- Increase the scienti c reputation of our Institute through high-level publications, involvement in conferences, external communication, etc.

Your Profile:
- PhD in automatic control applied to flight mechanics.
- At least 10 years of experience in high-level research (with a demonstrated prominence in your scientific community), including the e ective management of a research team of 10 collaborators at least.
- Skills in guidance, navigation and control, and in system analysis for ying vehicles; additionally, skills in flight mechanics, aeroballistics, aerodynamics, mechatronics would be highly desirable.
- Knowledge in projectile and missile technologies.
- Organisational skills, ability to work effectively as the leader of the team, communication skills.
- An effective work experience in a multinational context and experience in managing multi-partners Projects would be valued.
- Excellent command of English; understanding or even ability to express yourself efficiently in one or both of the French and German languages would be of course a very desirable plus.

The ISL offers an attractive salary, flexible work arrangements and a very friendly work environment.

If these challenges appeal to you and you feel you have the right profile, we are looking forward to receive your complete application mentioning the following keyword "GNC-S".

French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis
Mrs. Isabel BORCHERT
5 rue du G én éral Cassagnou
BP 70034
Phone: +33 (0)3 89 69 51 31

For more information please visit

7.29. Faculty: University of Vermont, USA
Contributed by: Tian Xia,

The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for a tenure-track hire in signal processing with a research focus on hardware and/or software implementations (e.g., cognitive communication and sensing, cyber physical systems, environmental monitoring, medical devices, robotics, internet of things, or artificial intelligence). UVM is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. Full details are available at

7.30. Faculty: Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Contributed by: Yorai Wardi,

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applicants for the endowed position of the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Control in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previous holders of the Julian T. Hightower Chair include E. Kamen, A. Tannenbaum, J. Shamma, and M. Egerstedt.

Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of research in autonomy, robotics, and control theory that will add to the College's existing strengths in these areas. In particular, the successful candidate is expected to be a leading member of the Decision and Controls Laboratory (DCL) within the College. The DCL comprises over 20 faculty members and organizes a number of events throughout the year. In addition, the appointed individual will have the opportunity to join the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) at Georgia Tech. IRIM is one of the world's leading academic robotics institutes comprised of over 50 faculty members.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a high-visibility/high-impact research program funded by industry and government, help attract outstanding students and faculty to the program, and serve as a mentor to other faculty. The academic salary for the Chair holder will be paid from Institute funds, enabling funds generated by the endowment to be used by the Chair holder for the purposes of research support and program development. Salary will be fully competitive.

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, research and teaching statements and names of three references electronically at: Review of applications will begin immediately. To receive the most serious consideration, interested applicants should submit their materials before January 17, 2019.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

7.31. Faculty: University of Pennsylvania, USA
Contributed by: George Pappas,

Multiple Faculty Positions
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is growing its faculty by 33% over the next five years. As part of this initiative, the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering is engaged in an aggressive, multi-year hiring effort for multiple tenure-track positions at all levels. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related area. The department seeks individuals with exceptional promise for, or proven record of, research achievement, who will take a position of international leadership in defining their field of study, and excel in undergraduate and graduate education. Leadership in cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaborations is of particular interest. We are interested in candidates in all areas that enhance our research strengths in

Nanodevices and nanosystems (nanoelectronics, MEMS/NEMS, power electronics, nanophotonics, nanomagnetics, quantum devices, integrated devices and systems at nanoscale),

Circuits and computer engineering (analog, RF, mm-wave, digital circuits, emerging circuit design, computer engineering, IoT, embedded and cyber-physical systems), and

Information and decision systems (control, optimization, robotics, data science, network science, communications, information theory, signal processing).

Prospective candidates in all areas are strongly encouraged to address large-scale societal problems in energy, transportation, health, food and water, economic and financial networks, social networks, critical infrastructure, and national security. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests are aligned with the school’s strategic plan,
Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit an online application at and include curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and at least three references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

7.32. Faculty: Syracuse University, USA
Contributed by: Amit K. Sanyal,

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University is in the middle of a transformative plan to hire up to 50 faculty over 5 years across its four Departments. As part of this “50 over 5” initiative, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) seeks to fill several tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. While exceptional candidates in all research areas relevant to the MAE Department will be considered, primary fundamental research areas of focus include: (1) Materials for Energy Conversion and/or Storage (e.g. 2D materials, nanocomposites, solid state physics, etc.); (2) Robotics and Autonomous Systems (e.g., legged robots, autonomous vehicles, human-machine interaction, etc.); (3) Cyber Physical Systems (i.e. engineered systems that seamlessly integrate computational algorithms and physical components); (4) Intelligent Control for Building Automation; and (5) Advanced Manufacturing (including Cyber-Manufacturing Security).

It is anticipated that the appointments will begin in Fall 2019. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field by the date of appointment. For consideration at the Associate or Full Professor level, the candidate must have demonstrated an appropriate established record of research, teaching and service. Further information on the MAE department can be found at:

The Department has close ties with other Departments and on-campus multidisciplinary centers like the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) and the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE). In addition, New York state opportunities include the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) funding opportunities to develop energy efficient technologies, and the recent investment of $250 million for unmanned systems and cross-connected platforms in the central New York state region as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

For full consideration applicants must complete an online Application at and attach the application file to job number 074073. Please attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. In the cover letter, please clearly state in which research area you want your application to be considered. The initial screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

7.33. Faculty: Northeastern University, USA
Contributed by: Rifat Sipahi,

As part of a strategic initiative in the area of Urban Engineering, Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the area of Automation in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Interested candidates may be considered for joint appointments with other departments commensurate with their areas of expertise. The department is in the midst of a significant, multi-year expansion in size and scope, including faculty, facilities, and programs within several disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries.

Advances in automation technologies, fueled by developments in sensors and actuators, IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and information theory, have the potential to significantly impact the planning, design, operations, and control of Civil and Environmental Systems. We are looking for individuals with the passion to develop a research and educational program in this emerging area. Examples of application domains of interest include autonomous mobility systems and services; construction automation (e.g., robotic assembly, maintenance/repair of the built environment); robotic/swarm mapping for environmental site assessment; and AI-based process automation and context aware computing (e.g., for tasks undertaken in risky or hazardous environments). Applicants should have a broad background in fields such as sensors, robotics, intelligent control, data analytics, AI, and machine learning, applied to areas in the Civil and Environmental Engineering domain.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to develop and sustain a research program with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and be active, recognized leaders in their discipline.

Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

For further information see:

Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in civil engineering or a related field is required by the start date as well as excellence in research, teaching, and service. Senior-level candidates should have a demonstrated record of developing transformative solutions to global challenges, sustaining a research program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes, and being an active, recognized leader nationally and internationally in the discipline.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

7.34. Faculty: Stanford University, USA
Contributed by: Edwin Mendoza,

Faculty Position
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of electrical and computer engineering. The department is especially interested in candidates in robotics, autonomous systems, embedded systems, signal processing, control, optimization, and machine learning. Priority, however, will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any specific area of specialization.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and email addresses of at least five references.

Candidates should apply online at Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2018.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

7.35. Faculty: Virginia Tech, USA
Contributed by: Craig Woolsey,

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in dynamics, control, and estimation effective August 2019. Candidates with expertise that complements the strategic thrust areas described on the department website ( are encouraged to apply. The search committee especially welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship relates to cybersecurity; cyberphysical systems; networked multi-agent systems; control in adversarial environments; ocean, atmospheric, or space robotics and autonomy; or related aerospace and ocean engineering topics that are important for commerce and security. Applicants must apply online at Please refer to job posting number TR0180126.

7.36. Faculty: University of Houston, USA
Contributed by: Karolos Grigoriadis,

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the general area of controls and dynamic systems beginning Fall 2019. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates with outstanding credentials and appropriate academic experience may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.

Successful candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant area of engineering, and should have a demonstrated record of high quality scholarship, a strong potential to attract external funding and commitment to teaching. Candidates are expected to establish a nationally recognized externally funded research program in the field of controls and dynamic systems. Emerging targeted areas of application in energy and the environment, health and biomedicine, manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, social and behavioral systems, and networked systems will be given special consideration. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and show promise for excellence in teaching, mentoring and entrepreneurship.

UH is a designated Carnegie Tier One Research university and one of Texas’ premier public research and teaching institutions with over 40,000 students. The UH campus is a park-like campus proximal to downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. Houston, in addition to being the energy capital of the world, is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, and to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Houston supports a full spectrum of cultural organizations, as well as sports, and year-around outdoor activities.

UH is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please apply via under Faculty Positions (Keyword: Controls)

7.37. Faculty: University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Contributed by: Ahmad Taha,

Faculty Position at the University of Texas at San Antonio: Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured/Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Cluster Hire: Artificial Intelligence


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