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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 280
January 2012

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Contents

1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
1.2 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
1.3 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
1.4 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control

2. Misc
2.1 The arXiv.org server

3. Books
3.1 Stability and Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems
3.2 Reset Control Systems
3.3 Stochastic Approaches for Systems Biology
3.4 Extremum-Seeking Control and Applications
3.5 Industrial Process Identification and Control Design

4. Journals
4.1 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
4.2 Contents: Control Engineering of China
4.3 Contents: International Journal of Imaging and Robotics
4.4 Contents: Automatica
4.5 Contents: Automatica
4.6 Contents: Automatica
4.7 Contents: SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
4.8 Contents: ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
4.9 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
4.10 Contents: Journal of Process Control
4.11 Contents: AIChE Journal

5. Conferences
5.1 International Conference on System Science and Engineering
5.2 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems
5.3 International Conference on Information Fusion
5.4 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
5.5 MASFOR
5.6 International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems

6.  Workshops
6.1 IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems
6.2 FESTO International Mechatronics Summer School

7.  Positions
7.1 PhD: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
7.2 PhD: Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
7.3 PhD: Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris and INRIA Paris Rocquencourt, France
7.4 PhD: University of Technology, Sydney
7.5 PhD: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
7.6 PhD: Louisiana State University
7.7 Post-Doc: University of Liege, Belgium
7.8 Post-Doc: Univesity of Maryland
7.9 Post-Doc: Dalhousie University, Canada
7.10 Post-Doc: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
7.11 Post-Doc: MIT
7.12 Post-Doc: University of Maryland
7.13 Post-Doc: Technion, Haifa, Israel
7.14 Post-Doc: George Washington University
7.15 Post-Doc: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
7.16 Post-Doc: Arizona State University
7.17 Faculty: Washington University in Saint Louis
7.18 Faculty: York University, Canada
7.19 Faculty: Georgia Institute of Technology
7.20 Faculty: Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China
7.21 Faculty: University of Maryland
7.22 Faculty: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
7.23 Faculty: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
7.24 Faculty: University of Bristol, U.K
7.25 Faculty: Princeton University
7.26 Faculty: Wichita State University
7.27 Faculty: University of New South Wales at ADFA, Canberra
7.28 Support Engineer: Honeywell
7.29 Control Engineer: Honeywell

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines

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

Please note that the contents of the IEEE-Transactions on Automatic Control
together with links to the abstracts of the papers may be found at the TAC web site:
http://www.nd.edu/~ieeetac/contents.html



IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Table of Contents of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Volume 56 (2011),
Issue 12 (December)

Scanning the Issue page 2749

Papers

Approach for Transforming on Linear Constraints on Petri Nets
J. Luo and K. Nonami page 2751

Diagonal Stability on Cactus Graphs and Application to Network Stability Analysis
M. Arcak page 2766

Control of Minimally Persistent Leader-Remote-Follower and Coleader Formations
in the Plane
T. H. Summers, C. Yu, B. D.O. Anderson and S. Dasgupta page 2778

Optimal Kullback-Leibler Aggregation via Spectral Theory of Markov Chains
K. Deng, P. G. Mehta, S. P. Meyn page 2793

A Hierarchy of Near-Optimal Policies for Multistage Adaptive Optimization
D. A. Iancu, D. Bertsimas and P. A. Parrilo page 2809

A New Kernel-Based Approach for NonlinearSystem Identification
G. Pillonetto, M. H. Quang and A. Chiuso page 2825

An Efficient Method to Estimate the Suboptimality of Affine Controllers
M. J. Hadjiyiannis, P. J. Goulart and D. Kuhn page 2841

Packetized Predictive Control of Stochastic Systems over Bit-Rate Limited Channels
with Packet Loss
D. E. Quevedo, J. Ostergaard and D. Nesic page 2854

Average Cost Optimality in Inventory Models with Dynamic Information Delays
A. Bensoussan, M. Cakanyildirim, S. P. Sethi, M. Wang and H. Zhang page 2869

Ultra-Fast Stabilizing Model Predictive Control via Canonical Piecewise Affine
Approximations
A. Bemporad, A. Oliveri, T. Poggi and M. Storace page 2883

An l1-Laplace Robust Kalman Smoother
A. Y. Aravkin, B. M. Bell, J. V. Burke and G. Pillonetto page 2898

Technical Notes and Correspondence

On Solving Event-Based Optimization With Average Reward Over Infinite Stages
Q.-S. Jia page 2912

Gossip Algorithms for Convex Consensus Optimization over Networks
J. Lu, C. Y. Tang, P. Regier and T. D. Bow page 2917

Augmented Lagrangian Approach to Design of Structured Optimal State Feedback Gains
F. Lin, M. Fardad, M. R. Jovanovic page 2923

Switched Affine Systems Using Sampled-Data Controllers: Robust and Guaranteed
Stabilization
P. Hauroigne, P. Riedinger and C. Iung page 2929

H-infinity Filtering for Discrete-Time State-Delayed Systems With Finite
Frequency Specifications
H. Gao and X. Li page 2935

Generalized KYP Lemma With Real Data
G. Pipeleers and L. Vandenberghe page 2942

On Feedback Capability in a Class of Nonlinearly Parameterized Uncertain Systems
C. Li and L. Guo page 2946

Theories and Ultra Efficient Computation of Joint Spectral Radius for Estimating
First Passage Time Distribution of Markov Set-Chain
K. Li page 2951

Existence Conditions for Functional Observability from an Eigenspace Perspective

L. S. Jennings, T. L. Fernando and H. M. Trinh page 2957

Distributed Fault Accommodation for a Class of Interconnected Nonlinear Systems
with Partial Communication
P. Panagi and M. M. Polycarpou page 2962

Impulsive Mode Elimination for Descriptor Systems by a Structured P-D Feedback
G. Zhang and W. Liu page 2968

Infinite-Dimensional Negative Imaginary Systems
M. R. Opmeer page 2973

Consensus in Multi-Agent Systems With Coupling Delays and Switching Topology
U. Munz, A. Papachristodoulou and F. Allgower page 2976

A Note on Greedy Policies for Scheduling Scalar Gauss-Markov Systems
J. B. D. Cabrera page 2982

Bisimilarity Enforcement for Discrete Event Systems Using Deterministic Control
C. Zhou and R. Kumar page 2986

Adaptive Tracking Control of A Class of First-Order Systems with Binary-Valued
Observations and Time-Varying Thresholds
J. Guo, J.-F. Zhang and Y. Zhao page 2991

Design of a Nonlinear Anti-Windup Gain by Using a Composite Quadratic Lyapunov
Function
L. Lu and Z. Lin page 2997

Comments on "Disturbance Decoupling of Boolean Control Networks"
J. Yao and J. Feng page 3001

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1.2 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Contributed by: Thomas Parisini, eic-ieeetcst@units.it

Table of Contents for Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Volume 20
(2012), Issue 1 (January)

PAPERS

Robust Control of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Ultracapacitor Hybrid System
T. Allag and T. Das page 1

Nonlinear Controller Designs for Thermal Management in PCR Amplification
J. Jiang, G. V. Kaigala, H. J. Marquez, and C. J. Backhouse page 11

Observer-Based Intensity-Feedback Control for Laser Beam Pointing and Tracking
N. O. Pérez-Arancibia, J. S. Gibson, and T.-C. Tsao page 31

Robust Adaptive Boundary Control of a Vibrating String Under Unknown Time-Varying
Disturbance
W. He and S. S. Ge page 48

Fast Linear Model Predictive Control Via Custom Integrated Circuit Architecture
A. G. Wills, G. Knagge, and B. Ninness page 59

Design and Robustness Analysis of Discrete Observers for Diesel Engine In-Cylinder
Oxygen Mass Fraction Cycle-by-Cycle Estimation
F. Yan and J. Wang page 72

Model Predictive Idle Speed Control: Design, Analysis, and Experimental Evaluation
S. Di Cairano, D. Yanakiev, A. Bemporad, I. V. Kolmanovsky, and D. Hrovat page 84

Design and Control of Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations for Testing Non-Return-Valve
Vibrations in Air Systems
M. Potter and M. Bacic page 98

Path Following Control of Planar Snake Robots Using a Cascaded Approach
P. Liljebäck, I. U. Haugstuen, and K. Y. Pettersen page 111

High-Frequency Linear Compressor and Lateral Position Regulation
N.-C. Tsai and C.-W. Chiang page 127

On the State-Space Realization of LPV Input-Output Models: Practical Approaches
R. Tóth, H. S. Abbas, and H. Werner page 139


BRIEF PAPERS

Robust Nonlinear Controls of Model-Scale Helicopters Under Lateral and Vertical
Wind Gusts
F. Léonard , A. Martini, and G. Abba page 154

Model Predictive Control for a Full Bridge DC/DC Converter
Y. Xie, R. Ghaemi, J. Sun, and J. S. Freudenberg page 164

Fixed-Order H-inf Tension Control in the Unwinding Section of a Web Handling
System Using a Pendulum Dancer
V. Gassmann, D. Knittel, P. R. Pagilla, and M.-A. Bueno page 173

Nonlinear Identification of a Minimal Neuromuscular Blockade Model in Anesthesia
M. M. da Silva, T. Wigren, and T. Mendonça page 181

A Stochastic Reachability Approach to Portfolio Construction in Finance Industry
G. Pola and G. Pola page 189

A Model-Free ON–OFF Iterative Adaptive Controller Based on Stochastic Approximation
B. Hahn and K. R. Oldham page 196

Design of a Fixed-Order Controller for the Track-Following Control of Optical
Disc Drives
J. S. Lim, J. R. Ryoo, Y. I. Lee, and S. Y. Son page 205

NPID and Adaptive Approximation Control of Motion SystemsWith Friction
D. Naso, F. Cupertino, and B. Turchiano page 214

Damping Control in Power Systems Under Constrained Communication Bandwidth:
A Predictor Corrector Strategy
N. R. Chaudhuri, D. Chakraborty, and B. Chaudhuri page 223

Real-Time Power Management of Integrated Power Systems in All Electric Ships
Leveraging Multi Time Scale Property
G. Seenumani, J. Sun, and H. Peng page 232

A Motion Planning-Based Adaptive Control Method for an Underactuated Crane
System
Y. Fang, B. Ma, P. Wang, and X. Zhang page 241

Reactive Path Planning for 3-D Autonomous Vehicles
F. Belkhouche and B. Bendjilali page 249

Disturbance Compensating Model Predictive Control With Application to
Ship Heading Control
Z. Li and J. Sun page 257

Markovian-Based Fault-Tolerant Control for Wheeled Mobile Manipulators
Y. Kang, Z. Li, Y. Dong, and H. Xi page 266

Multiagent Deployment Over a Source
N. Ghods and M. Krstic page 277

COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS

Comments on “Asymptotic Backstepping Stabilization of an Underactuated
Surface Vessel”
Z. Liu, R. Yu, and Q. Zhu page 286

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1.3 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Contributed by: Laura Menini & Luca Zaccarian, menini@disp.uniroma2.it

51th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
December 10-13, 2012
Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA
http://control.disp.uniroma2.it/cdc2012/

The 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control will be held Monday through
Thursday, December 10-13, 2012 at the Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. The conference
will be preceded by technical workshops on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

The CDC is recognized as the premier scientific and engineering conference
dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control.
The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and
practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results,
perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision
making, automatic control, and related areas.

The 51st CDC will feature contributed and invited papers, as well as tutorial sessions
(upon invitation only) and workshops.

All papers and session proposals must be submitted through the conference submission
website
http://css.paperplaza.net
and must conform to the policy found at the conference web page requiring, in particular,
that all submissions must be written in English.

Please note that deadlines will be strict.

IMPORTANT DATES (2012):
Submissions site opens: January 4
Deadline for invited session proposals: March 1
Deadline for contributed and invited papers: March 7
Notification of acceptance/rejection: July
Final submission and on-line registration site opens: August 1
Deadline for final submissions: September 5

More details can be obtained from the conference website:
http://control.disp.uniroma2.it/cdc2012/

The hotel room reservation deadline is November 1, 2012. We have a tiered set of room
rates with a limited number of rooms available in each category and they will fill on
a first-come, first-served basis. Early hotel reservations are highly recommended.

General Chair:  Jay A. Farrell
Program Chair: Maria Elena Valcher

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1.4 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control
Contributed by: Maja Matijasevic, maja.matijasevic@fer.hr

2012 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC 2012)
Dubrovnik, Croatia
October 3 – 5, 2012
http://www.msc2012.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2012 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC 2012) will take
place in Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Dubrovnik, Croatia, on October 3 – 5, 2012.
MSC 2012 includes two international conferences sponsored and promoted by
the IEEE Control Systems Society:

* The IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA)
* The IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC)

SCOPE AND TOPICS
MSC 2012 areas of interest traditionally include a wide range of topics in
control systems, technology, and applications. This year, in addition to
such topics, we would like to address new and emerging research areas in
control, such as systems of systems, robotics, intelligent autonomous systems
and computational intelligence, architectures for intelligent control,
control inspired by systems biology, vision in control, and control theory
in psychology and sociology, as well as application of control theory in
economics, next generation healthcare and healthcare delivery. Given the
growing energy problems and demands, we would like to invite papers on
control applications in new energy resources, and in energy grid control.
In an increasingly networked world, communications, computing and control
systems merge – thus networked control systems and cloud computing in
control applications are also topics of special interest. We are also
looking for papers dealing with fuzzy discrete event systems, quantum
control and quantum feedback control. Other topics of interest include
marine control systems, automotive control systems, control of constrained
systems, and manufacturing systems control (planning and scheduling).

TECHNICAL SPONSOR: IEEE Control Systems Society

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
* Richard D. Braatz
Process Systems Engineering Laboratory, MIT, USA
* Dario Floreano
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, EPFL, Switzerland
* Frank Lewis
ARRI, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
* Iven Mareels
Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia

IMPORTANT DATES
February 10, 2012:
Special Session, Tutorial, Workshop Proposals, Invited Sessions, Due
February 10,
2012: Full Papers, Due
Late May, 2012:
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
June 15, 2012:
Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due

PAPER SUBMISSION
Papers submitted to MSC 2012 must be original, not previously published
or accepted for publication elsewhere, and they must not be submitted
to any other event or publication during the entire review process.
IEEE policy regarding plagiarism, self-plagiarism and duplicate
submission/publication will be strictly enforced. Papers must be submitted
electronically by the submission deadline through the IEEE CSS conference
management system PaperPlaza at http://css.paperplaza.net/.
Paper submissions should follow the IEEE double-column format for conferences.
A maximum of 8 pages (6 plus 2 additional pages incurring a nominal fee)
are allowed for each paper, all figures and references included.
Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the
Program Committee.

SPECIAL/INVITED SESSION, WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the respective Chairs by the
due date. For content of the special/invited session and workshop/tutorial
proposals, please refer to the conference web site.

PROCEEDINGS
The conference proceedings will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by
INSPEC and Ei-Compendex.

CHAIRS
* General Chair: Stjepan Bogdan, University of Zagreb
* Program Chair (CCA): Ji-Feng Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
* Program Chair (ISIC): Eric Rogers, University of Southampton

Printer-friendly CFP: http://www.msc2012.org/cfp/MSC2012-CFP.pdf
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.msc2012.org

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2. Misc

2.1 The arXiv.org server
Contributed by: Marco Lovera, lovera@elet.polimi.it

The arXiv.org server, currently operated by the Cornell University Library, is
an archive for electronic preprints of research papers. It is a powerful resource
for rapid dissemination of new research ideas and results.

The IEEE Control Systems Society has taken steps to help its members to take
advantage of the arXiv repository. To this end, a "Systems and Control" section
(cs.SY) of the arXiv has recently been created to complement an earlier "Optimization
and Control" section (math.OC) previously established.

Further details about these categories, instructions how to post papers in
the arXiv and submission statistics are available at

http://www.ieeecss.org/publications/systems-and-control-cssy-and-optimiz...
and-control-mathoc-sections-arxiv

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3. Books

3.1 Stability and Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems
Contributed by: Wassim M. Haddad, wm.haddad@aerospace.gatech.edu

Stability and Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems
A Vector Dissipative Systems Approach

Wassim M. Haddad and Sergey Nersesov

Princeton University Press

Cloth | December 2011 | $99.50 / £69.95 | ISBN: 9780691153469
392 pp. | 7 x 10 | 60 line illus. 3 tables.

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9762.html

Modern complex large-scale dynamical systems exist in virtually every aspect
of science and engineering, and are associated with a wide variety of physical,
technological, environmental, and social phenomena, including aerospace, power,
communications, and network systems, to name just a few. This book develops a
general stability analysis and control design framework for nonlinear large-scale
interconnected dynamical systems, and presents the most complete treatment on
vector Lyapunov function methods, vector dissipativity theory, and decentralized
control architectures.

Large-scale dynamical systems are strongly interconnected and consist of inter-
acting subsystems exchanging matter, energy, or information with the environment.
The sheer size, or dimensionality, of these systems necessitates decentralized
analysis and control system synthesis methods for their analysis and design.
Written in a theorem-proof format with examples to illustrate new concepts, this
book addresses continuous-time, discrete-time, and hybrid large-scale systems. It
develops finite-time stability and finite-time decentralized stabilization, thermo-
dynamic modeling, maximum entropy control, and energy-based decentralized control.

This book will interest applied mathematicians, dynamical systems theorists, control
theorists, and engineers, and anyone seeking a fundamental and comprehensive under-
standing of large-scale interconnected dynamical systems and control.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 Large-Scale Interconnected Dynamical Systems
1.2 A Brief Outline of the Monograph

Chapter 2. Stability Theory via Vector Lyapunov Functions
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Notation and Definitions
2.3 Quasi-Monotone and Essentially Nonnegative Vector Fields
2.4 Generalized Differential Inequalities
2.5 Stability Theory via Vector Lyapunov Functions
2.6 Discrete-Time Stability Theory via Vector Lyapunov Functions

Chapter 3. Large-Scale Continuous-Time Interconnected Dynamical Systems
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Vector Dissipativity Theory for Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
3.3 Extended Kalman-Yakubovich-Popov Conditions for Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
3.4 Specialization to Large-Scale Linear Dynamical Systems
3.5 Stability of Feedback Interconnections of Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Chapter 4. Thermodynamic Modeling of Large-Scale Interconnected Systems
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Conservation of Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
4.3 Nonconservation of Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
4.4 Semistability and Large-Scale Systems
4.5 Energy Equipartition
4.6 Entropy Increase and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
4.7 Thermodynamic Models with Linear Energy Exchange

Chapter 5. Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems via Vector Lyapunov Functions
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Control Vector Lyapunov Functions
5.3 Stability Margins, Inverse Optimality, and Vector Dissipativity
5.4 Decentralized Control for Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Chapter 6. Finite-Time Stabilization of Large-Scale Systems via Control Vector Lyapunov Functions
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Finite-Time Stability via Vector Lyapunov Functions
6.3 Finite-Time Stabilization of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems
6.4 Finite-Time Stabilization for Large-Scale Homogeneous Systems
6.5 Decentralized Control for Finite-Time Stabilization of Large-Scale Systems

Chapter 7. Coordination Control for Multiagent Interconnected Systems
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Stability and Stabilization of Time-Varying Sets
7.3 Control Design for Multivehicle Coordinated Motion
7.4 Stability and Stabilization of Time-Invariant Sets
7.5 Control Design for Static Formations
7.6 Obstacle Avoidance in Multivehicle Coordination

Chapter 8. Large-Scale Discrete-Time Interconnected Dynamical Systems
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Vector Dissipativity Theory for Discrete-Time Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
8.3 Extended Kalman-Yakubovich-Popov Conditions for Discrete-Time Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
8.4 Specialization to Discrete-Time Large-Scale Linear Dynamical Systems
8.5 Stability of Feedback Interconnections of Discrete-Time Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Chapter 9. Thermodynamic Modeling for Discrete-Time Large-Scale Dynamical Systems
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Conservation of Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
9.3 Nonconservation of Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
9.4 Nonconservation of Ectropy
9.5 Semistability of Discrete-Time Thermodynamic Models
9.6 Entropy Increase and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
9.7 Thermodynamic Models with Linear Energy Exchange

Chapter 10. Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Stability of Impulsive Systems via Vector Lyapunov Functions
10.3 Vector Dissipativity Theory for Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems
10.4 Extended Kalman-Yakubovich-Popov Conditions for Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems
10.5 Specialization to Large-Scale Linear Impulsive Dynamical Systems
10.6 Stability of Feedback Interconnections of Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems

Chapter 11. Control Vector Lyapunov Functions for Large-Scale Impulsive Systems
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Control Vector Lyapunov Functions for Impulsive Systems
11.3 Stability Margins and Inverse Optimality
11.4 Decentralized Control for Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems

Chapter 12. Finite-Time Stabilization of Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Finite-Time Stability of Impulsive Dynamical Systems
12.3 Finite-Time Stabilization of Impulsive Dynamical Systems
12.4 Finite-Time Stabilizing Control for Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems

Chapter 13. Hybrid Decentralized Maximum Entropy Control for Large-Scale Systems
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Hybrid Decentralized Control and Large-Scale Impulsive Dynamical Systems
13.3 Hybrid Decentralized Control for Large-Scale Dynamical Systems
13.4 Interconnected Euler-Lagrange Dynamical Systems
13.5 Hybrid Decentralized Control Design
13.6 Quasi-Thermodynamic Stabilization and Maximum Entropy Control
13.7 Hybrid Decentralized Control for Combustion Systems
13.8 Experimental Verification of Hybrid Decentralized Controller

Chapter 14. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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3.2 Reset Control Systems
Contributed by: Alfonso Banos, abanos@um.es

Book: A. Baños, A. Barreiro, Reset Control Systems, Springer, AIC Series, 2012.
(ISBN 978-1-4471-2216-6 )

Link:   http://www.springer.com/engineering/control/book/978-1-4471-2216-6

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Clegg Integrator - Control - Control Applications - Control Engineering
- Control Systems Applications - Control Systems Design - Horowitz FORE - Hybrid
Control - Impulsive Control - Reset Control - Stability Analysis


Reset Control Systems addresses the analysis for reset control treating both its
basic form which requires only that the state of the controller be reinitialized
to zero (the reset action) each time the tracking error crosses zero (the reset
condition), and some useful variations of the reset action (partial reset with
fixed or variable reset percentage) and of the reset condition (fixed or variable
reset band and anticipative reset). The issues regarding reset control – concepts
and motivation; analysis tools; and the application of design methodologies to
real-world examples – are given comprehensive coverage.

The text opens with an historical perspective which moves from the seminal work
of the Clegg integrator and Horowitz FORE to more recent approaches based on
impulsive/hybrid control systems and explains the motivation for reset compensation.
Preliminary material dealing with notation, basic definitions and results, and with
the definition of the control problem under study is also included. The focus then
turns to stability analysis for systems with and without time-delays using techniques
which account for time- and frequency-domain criteria; here the main results range
from reset-time-independent to reset-time-dependent for systems without time delay,
and from delay-independent to delay-dependent for systems with time delay. The final
section of the book is centered on control systems design and application. The PI+CI
compensator is detailed as are a proposed frequency domain approach using quantitative
feedback theory and ideas for design improvement. Design examples are given and the
uses of reset control for temperature control in a heat exchanger, for internet
teleoperation and for the control of solar collector fields are described to show
the reader the advantages of reset control in practice.

Academic researchers and graduate students working in control systems, especially
hybrid and impulsive systems, and industrial practitioners interested in innovative
applications of control will find the techniques put forward in Reset Control Systems
to be attractive both for their combination of efficacy and simplicity and for the
range of real-world systems for which they are relevant.

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3.3 Stochastic Approaches for Systems Biology
Contributed by: Mukhtar Ullah, mukhtar.ullah@uni-rostock.de

"Stochastic Approaches for Systems Biology" in Springer Verlag New York. Use the
following pages: http://www.springer.com/mathematics/probability/book/978-1-4614-0477-4
http://www.amazon.com/Stochastic-Approaches-Systems-Biology-Mukhtar/dp/1...
ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309445541&sr=1-1

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3.4 Extremum-Seeking Control and Applications
Contributed by: Raul Ordonez, rordonez1@udayton.edu

Book: Extremum-Seeking Control and Applications
by C. Zhang and R. Ordonez, published by Springer:

http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=L400886M921f22Safabf3d


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3.5 Industrial Process Identification and Control Design
Contributed by: Tao Liu,liurouter@ieee.org

“Industrial Process Identification and Control Design: Step-test and Relay-
experiment-based Methods”
Contributed by: Tao Liu, liurouter@ieee.org

Authors: Tao Liu (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Furong Gao (Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR)

Publisher: Springer, 2012, ISBN978-0-85729-976-5
Number of pages: 472
Book website: http://www.springer.com/engineering/control/book/978-0-85729-976-5

This book provides two systematic identification methodologies in terms of
using step test(s) and relay feedback experiment(s), respectively, and a series
of model-based control methods for single-input-single-output (SISO) processes,
cascade control processes, multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) processes, and
batch processes, based on the consecutive research results explored by the
authors in the past years.

A key feature of the main identification methods developed therein is to capture
the fundamental dynamic response characteristics (in the low frequency range) of
the process by deriving a low-order model of first-order-plus-time-delay (FOPDT)
or second-order-plus-time-delay (SOPDT), besides a few higher-order model
identification methods prescribed for those processes with specific model
structures and more describing parameters. Another important feature distinguished
from existing identification books is that, a time delay parameter is explicitly
included in such a low-order model structure for identification, since time delay
is ubiquitous in engineering practices.

Accordingly, the model-based control methods given in the sequel are developed
based on the robust control theory, thus allowing for unmodeled process dynamics
(in general of high frequencies) and nonlinearity. A common feature of these
control methods is that all controllers in the corresponding control schemes
are analytically derived by design formulae. Each of these formulae, intuitively
or essentially, has only a single adjustable parameter that can be monotonically
tuned to meet the best trade-off between the control performance and robust stability,
hence facilitating the control implementation in practical applications.

Table of contents:
Part I: Process Identification:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Step Response Identification of Stable Processes
Chapter 3: Step Response Identification of Integrating and Unstable Processes
Chapter 4: Relay Feedback Identification of Stable Processes
Chapter 5: Relay Feedback Identification of Integrating Processes
Chapter 6: Relay Feedback Identification of Unstable Processes
Part II: Control System Design
Chapter 7: Control of Single-input-single-output (SISO) Processes
Chapter 8: Two-degree-of-freedom (2DOF) Control of SISO Processes
Chapter 9: Cascade Control System
Chapter 10: Decoupling Control of Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) Processes
Chapter 11: Multiloop/Decentralized Control Systems
Chapter 12: Batch Process Control
Chapter 13: Concluding Remarks

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4.  Journals

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

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 20
Issue 2
February 2012

Editorial Board, Page IFC

Theodor Borangiu, Alexandru Dumitrache, Anamaria Dogar, Heuristic solution for
constrained 7-DOF motion planning in 3D scanning application, Pages 93-101

A. Gonzalez, P. Garcia, P. Albertos, P. Castillo, R. Lozano, Robustness of a
discrete-time predictor-based controller for time-varying measurement delay,
Pages 102-110

Francisco Gavilan, Rafael Vazquez, Eduardo F. Camacho, Chance-constrained model
predictive control for spacecraft rendezvous with disturbance estimation, Pages
111-122

Francesco Basile, Pasquale Chiacchio, Domenico Teta, A hybrid model for real
time simulation of urban traffic, Pages 123-137

Emiliano Pereira, Juan R. Trapero, Iván M. Díaz, Vicente Feliu, Adaptive input
shaping for single-link flexible manipulators using an algebraic identification,
Pages 138-147

Pedro Batista, Carlos Silvestre, Paulo Oliveira, Globally exponentially stable
cascade observers for attitude estimation, Pages 148-155

Yongseob Lim, Ravinder Venugopal, A. Galip Ulsoy, Auto-tuning and adaptive control
of sheet metal forming, Pages 156-164

Xing Jin, Siyun Wang, Biao Huang, Fraser Forbes, Multiple model based LPV soft sensor
development with irregular/missing process output measurement, Pages 165-172

Fernando Mancilla-David, Romeo Ortega, Adaptive passivity-based control for maximum
power extraction of stand-alone windmill systems, Pages 173-181

S. Mohammed, P. Poignet, P. Fraisse, D. Guiraud, Toward lower limbs movement
restoration with input–output feedback linearization and model predictive control
through functional electrical stimulation, Pages 182-195

Keng-Yuan Chen, Jwu-Sheng Hu, Chi-Him Tang, Te-Yang Shen, A novel switching strategy
for FOC motor drive using multi-dimensional feedback quantization, Pages 196-204

J.K. Gruber, C. Bordons, A. Oliva, Nonlinear MPC for the airflow in a PEM fuel cell
using a Volterra series model, Pages 205-217

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4.2 Contents: Control Engineering of China
Contributed by: Shaowen Lu, lusw@mail.neu.edu.cn

Control Engineering of China
Chief Editor: Professor Tianyou. Chai
Deputy Chief Editor: Professor Hong Wang and Dr Shaowen Lu
Current Issue – November 2010

An Improved Particle Swarm Algorithm for Complex Optimization Problems
LI Jing,WANG Jing

Light Ray Optimization Algorithm and its Applications to Function Optimization
SHEN Ji-hong,LI Jia-lian

Image Segmentation Algorithm Based on VPRS-PSO Method
ZHANG Xue-feng, SHANG Li-li

Scheduling Method and Software Exploiting of Alumina Ore-burden Process
ZOU Feng-xing, ZOU Fan-tian, YIN Er-wei, XU Xiao-hong

Robust Model Predictive Control with Time-varying Terminal Constraint Set
Based on Polyhedron Invariant Set
QIN Wei-wei, MA Jian-jun, LI Peng,ZHENG Zhi-qiang

Modeling and analysis of TOU Power Price Considering of CDM
WU Han-mei, ZOU Yun

Model Free Control Method Based on Particle Swarm Optimization for
Nonlinear Systems
LI Xiu-ying, HAN Zhi-gang

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Based on the Integration of ESN and PSO
CHAI Yi, ZHOU Hai-lin, FU Dong-li, LUO De-chao

Non-Oscillatory and Accurate Position Controls of Pneumatic Artificial
Muscle Actuators
WANG Yu, Ray P.S. Han, TONG He-ting

A Dynamic Window Approach to Collision Avoidance Considering Robot
Size Constraint
LIANG Shan, LIU Juan, XIAN Xiao-dong

Modelling and Simulation for Single Inverted Pendulum System Based
on Flywheel
RUAN Xiao-gang, WANG Yu-feng

On Model and Approach of Condition Assessment of Oil-immersed Transformer
GUO Chuang-xin, GAO Zhen-xing, ZHANG Jian, LIU Gui-ling, BI Jian-quan

Local Penalized Weighted Kernel Partial Least Squares Algorithm
and Its Applications
YANG Hui-zhong, CHEN Ding-san


Tension Control System based on Lithium Battery Winding Machine
YOU Lin-ru, YANG Xiu-chun

Robust Variance Control of Aviation Supply Inventory System
ZHANG Peng, HUANG Yu-ming, HUA Ke-qiang, QU Wen-fang

Prediction Control of Fin Stabilizers under Ship Integrated Platform
Management System Network
YIN Yang, XIA Li, LI Hong-ke

Predictive H∞ Control for Uncertain Discrete Time-delay Systems
SHAO Ke-yong, LI Wen-cheng, LI Ying-ying, LI Fei

Performance Assessment and Monitoring of Model-plant Mismatch Based
on Cross-Correlation
WANG Yu-hong, LIU Hua-yi, WANG Xue-jian

Model of Total Heat Exchange Factor of Heating Furnace Based on
Temperature Sensitivity
WANG Yun, JIN Guo-xin, WU Yi-ping

Survey on Quantization of Networked Control Systems under Bandwidth
Constraint
LING Qiang, GU Hui-hui

A Discretization Method for Nonlinear State Delay Systems
ZHANG Yuan-liang

Multi-model DMC Decoupling Design Method for Nonlinear System
XUE Mei-sheng, YANG Yan-bo, WEI Heng-hua, FAN Di

Design and Realization of Boiler Control System Based on PCS7
NI Xiao-jie, MA Yan-xia, BO Cui-mei, FENG Kang-kang

Robust H∞ Filtering for Neutral Systems with Time-delay and Parameter
Uncertainties
MA Yue-chao, LIU Xiao-hong

Signal Detection Based on Wavelet Transform and Chaotic Theory
DENG Hong-gui, CAO Wen-hui, GAO Xiao-long, AO Bang-qian

On Fuzzy Control Strategy of Nonlinear Semi-Active Suspension System
YAN Wen-jun, DONG Dan, WANG Wei-rui, WU Can, LIU Zhe

Attitude Control of Spacecraft Based on TS Fuzzy Region Model
BAI Sheng-jian, HUANG Xin-sheng

Identification of T-S Model with Improved Adaptive Particle Swarm
Optimization
DING Xue-ming, ZHANG Jiu-zhong, SHEN Mao-ye

Finite-time H∞ Filtering for Uncertain Fuzzy Systems with Time-varying
Delays
CHEN Jun, ZHUANG Jia-mei, LIU Fei

On Electromagnetic Heating System Based on Adaptive Control
YOU Bo, NING Ji-chao, JIA De-li, ZHANG Tian-yong

Object Tracking Algorithm based on SIFT Features Correspondence
LI Yun-han, LOU Jing-jing

Nonlinear Inverse Decoupling Control of Bearingless Induction Motor
WANG Zheng-qi, LIU Xian-xing, DU Ming-yi

Nonlinear Switched Excitation Control of Power Systems
LIU Yan-hong, WANG De-zhen, LI Jian-yong, LI Chun-wen

System Modeling and Double Closed-loop Control Simulation in Frequency
Chopped Wave Cascade Speed Control System
ZHANG Jun-wei, WANG Bing-shu, JIANG Ping

PMSM DTC System based on Engineering No-PG
CHEN De-chuan, MIAO Yu-zhong, CHEN Xue-ting

Design and of MW Blade Static Loading System
ZHANG Lei-an, WU Jian-zhong, WANG Wei-da

Design of Fridge Compressor Control System Based on MC56F8013
YAO Wei, WANG Li-huo, ZHANG Wei

Applications of EMD-Based Filter to Industrial Wireless Communication
LUO Xiao-yuan, JIA Jing-ya, LIANG Zhen-hu, GUAN Xin-ping

Design and Implement of ARM9 Bootloader based on uC/OS-II
LIAO Xiao-yong, SUN Di-hua, ZHAO Jun-jie

A Model of Global Closed-loop Supply Chain Supernetwork Under Electronic
Commerce
ZHOU Ruo-hong, ZHANG Xue-feng

On Cadre Management Problem Based on Evolutionary Game
WANG Hao, ZHAO Yue, ZHANG Xue-feng

Solar Automatic Tracking Device Research and Development
WANG Feng, ZHANG Zhong-yuan
 
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4.3 Contents: International Journal of Imaging and Robotics
Contributed by: Tanuja Srivastava, eic.ijir@yahoo.com

Table of Contents: International Journal of Imaging and Robotics
(Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2012)

Dear Colleagues,

International Journal of Imaging and Robotics
(ISSN 2231-525X)
www.ceser.in/iji.html
www.ceserp.com/cp-jour

[formerly known as the "International Journal of Imaging" (ISSN 0974-0627)]

Table of Contents
Volume 7        Issue No. 1     2012

              
Translation, Rotation, and Scale Invariant Character Recognition using Modified
Ring Projection
Kaiser Niknam and Gholam Reza Kaka              1-10

Novel Image Compression Based On Discrete Balanced Multiwavelet Transfor And
The Minimum List Speck (MlS) Embdedded Quantization Algorithm
R. Navaneethakrishnan, S. Shanmugaprabha, and Nagarajan Malmurugan    11-26

Image Segmentation via an Iterative Algorithm of the Mean Shift Filtering
for Different Values of the Stopping Threshold
Roberto Rodríguez, Esley Torres and Juan H. Sossa                     27-43

An Analysis of Shape Based Image Retrieval Using Variants of Zernike Moments
as Features
Anjali Goyal and Ekta Walia                                           44-69

Face Recognition: Robust Approach under Varying and Low Resolution Head Poses
Seyed Omid Shahdi and S. A. R. Abu-Bakar                              70-87

Optimized Multi-resolution Edge Preserving and Image Enhancement Algorithm
for Direct Digital Radiography
R. Murugananthan  and M. Krishnan                                    88-101

Face Detection – Software to Hardware using High Level Synthesis
Ashish Trambadia, Deepak Pathania, Bhupesh Paliwal                  102-109


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abstracted and indexed by the SCOPUS (Elsevier Bibliographic Databases),
Zentralblatt MATH (io-port.net) of European Mathematical Society, Indian
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International Statistical Institute (ISI, Netherlands) Journal Index. The
IJIR is already in request process to get reviewed, abstracted and indexed
by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge SCI, Mathematical Reviews and MathSciNet
of American Mathematical Society, and by other agencies.

Manuscripts can also be sent to the Editor-in-Chief (eic.ijir@yahoo.com) and
a copy at eic.ijts [at] yahoo.com. Detailed instructions on how to prepare
your manuscript are available at “Author Instructions” www.ceser.in/iji.html .

Sincerely,


Editor-in-Chief,
International Journal of Imaging and Robotics
[formerly known as the "International Journal of Imaging"]
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4.4 Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Becky Lonberger, rebeccal@illinois.edu

Table of Contents of Automatica Volume 47 (2011), Issue 11 (November)

Editorials

Automatica Prize Paper Awards 2011
Becky Lonberger

Regular Papers

Predictor-based control for an uncertain Euler-Lagrange system with input delay
Nitin Sharma, Shubhendu Bhasin, Qiang Wang, Warren E. Dixon

Tracking and regulation in the behavioral framework
Fiaz Shaik, Kiyotsugu Takaba, Harry L. Trentelman

Formation control and coordinated tracking via asymptotic decoupling for Lagrangian
multi-agent systems
Silvia Mastellone, Juan Santiago Mejia, Dusan M. Stipanovic, Mark W. Spong

Mind the gap: Expanding communication options in decentralized discrete-event control
Laurie Ricker, Benoit Caillaud

Time-relevant stability of 2D systems
Diego Napp-Avelli, Paolo Rapisarda, Paula Rocha

Formation control of VTOL unmanned aerial vehicles with communication delays
Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi

Clustering in diffusively coupled networks
Weiguo Xia, Ming Cao

Brief Papers

On the conservatism of the sum-of-squares method for analysis of time-delayed systems
Matthew M Peet, Pierre-Alexandre J Bliman

On reference governor in iterative learning control for dynamic systems with
input saturation
Ying Tan, Jian-Xin Xu, Mikael Norrlof, Christopher Thomas Freeman

Recursive maximum likelihood parameter estimation for state space systems using
polynomial chaos theory
Benjamin Pence, Hosam K. Fathy, Jeffrey L. Stein

Analytical computation of the H2-norm of fractional commensurate transfer functions
Rachid Malti, Mohamed AOUN, Franços Levron, Alain Oustaloup

Simplex sliding mode control of multi-input systems with chattering reduction and
mono-directional actuators
Giorgio Bartolini, Elisabetta Punta, Tullio Zolezzi

A majorization inequality and it application to distributed Kalman filtering
Simone Del Favero, Sandro Zampieri

Ineluctability of oscillations in systems with digital implementation of
derivative feedback
Andrew, H. C. Gosline, Vincent Hayward, Hannah H. Michalska

Discrete-time controllability for feedback quantum dynamics
Francesca Albertini, Francesco Ticozzi

Output-feedback sampled-data polynomial controller for nonlinear systems
H. K. Lam

Stability and resonance conditions of elementary fractional transfer functions
Rachid Malti, Xavier Moreau, Firas Khemane, Alain Oustaloup

Output regulation for linear distributed-parameter systems using finite-
dimensional dual observers
Joachim Deutscher

Subspace aided data-driven design of robust fault detection and isolation systems
Yulei Wang, Guangfu Ma, Steven X. Ding, Chuanjiang Li

Cluster formation in a time-varying multi-agent system
Dirk Aeyels, Filip De Smet

Enforcing stability constraints in set-membership identification of linear
dynamic systems
Vito Cerone, Dario Piga, Diego Regruto

Quantized consensus in Hamiltonian graphs
Mauro Franceschelli, Alessandro Giua, Carla Seatzu

A discrete-time approach to impulse-based adaptive input shaping for motion
control without residual vibration
Matthew Owen Thomas Cole

Control of nonlinear systems with time-varying output constraints
Keng Peng Tee, Beibei Ren, Shuzhi Sam Ge

$H_infty$ observers design for a class of nonlinear singular systems
Mohamed Darouach, Latifa Boutat-Baddas, Mohamed Zerrougui

Stabilization of linear systems over networks with bounded packet loss and
its use in model predictive control
Baocang Ding

Finite-time multi-agent deployment: A nonlinear PDE motion planning approach
Thomas Meurer, Miroslav Krstic

Technical Communiques

Robust compensation of a cart-inverted pendulum system using a periodic
controller: Experimental results
Sarit K. Das, Kaustav Kumar Paul

Alpha-dissipativity analysis of singular time-delay systems
Zhiguang Feng, James Lam, Huijun Gao

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4.5 Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Becky Lonberger, rebeccal@illinois.edu

Table of Contents of Automatica Volume 47 (2011), Issue 12 (December)

Editorials

Survey Articles in Automatica
Becky Lonberger

Regular Papers

Passivity and robust PI control of the air supply system of a PEM fuel cell model
Reine TALJ, Romeo Ortega, Alessandro Astolfi

Stabilization of polytopic delay difference inclusions via the Razumikhin approach
Rob H. Gielen, Mircea Lazar

Modeling and control of a flying robot interacting with the environment
Lorenzo Marconi, Roberto Naldi, Luca Gentili

Sensor location and classification for disturbance rejection by measurement feedback
Christian. Commault, Jean-Michel Dion, Trong Hieu Do

Extremum seeking with sliding mode gradient estimation and asymptotic regulation
for a class of nonlinear systems
Lina Fu, Umit Ozguner

Position USBL/DVL sensor-based navigation filter in the presence of unknown ocean
currents
Marco Morgado, Pedro Batista, Paulo Jorge Oliveira, Carlos Silvestre

Stability of dynamical networks with non-identical nodes: A multiple V-Lyapunov
function method
Jun Zhao, David J. Hill, Tao Liu

Non-constant discounting and differential games with random time horizon
Jesus Marin-Solano, Ekaterina V. Shevkoplyas

Robust formulas for optimal H-infinity controllers
Peter Benner, Ralph Byers, Philip Losse, Volker Mehrmann, H. Xu

Mean square stability for Kalman filtering with Markovian packet losses
Keyou You, Minyue Fu, Lihua Xie

Brief Papers

Why are some hysteresis loops shaped Like a butterfly?
Bojana Drincic, Xiaobo Tan, Dennis S. Bernstein

A design algorithm using external perturbation to improve iterative feedback
tuning convergence
Jakob Kjøbsted Huusom, Håkan Hjalmarsson, Niels Kjølstad Poulsen, Sten Bay Jørgensen

Finite-time stability and instability of stochastic nonlinear systems
JULIANG YIN, Suiyang Khoo, Zhihong Man, Xinghuo Yu

Observability analysis and sensor location study for structured linear systems
in descriptor form with unknown inputs
Taha Boukhobza, Frédéric Hamelin

Spectral analysis of block structured nonlinear systems and higher order sinusoidal
input describing functions
David Jan Rijlaarsdam, Pieter Waltherus Jozef Maria Nuij, Johan Schoukens, Maarten Steinbuch

Stochastic consensus seeking with communication delays
Jun Liu, Xinzhi Liu, Wei-Chau Xie, Hongtao Zhang

The proportion of leaders needed for the expected consensus
Zhixin Liu, Jing Han, Xiaoming Hu

On the accuracy in errors-in-variables identification compared to prediction-
error identification
Håkan Hjalmarsson, Jonas Mårtensson, Cristian Rojas, Torsten Soderstrom

Optimal distributed linear averaging
Qing Hui

Reachability and stabilization of discrete-time affine systems with disturbances
Zhiyun Lin, Min Wu, Gangfeng Yan

Adaptive boundary control of a flexible marine installation system
Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Shuang Zhang

A unified dissipativity approach for stability analysis of piecewise smooth systems
Behzad Samadi, Luis Rodrigues

Passification-based robust flight control design
Alexander L. Fradkov, Boris Andrievsky

Decentralized adaptive awareness coverage control for multi-agent networks
Cheng Song, Gang Feng, Yuan Fan, Yong Wang

Distributed fault detection for interconnected second-order systems
Iman Shames, André Teixeira, Henrik Sandberg, Karl Henrik Johansson

Controllability of probabilistic Boolean control network
Fangfei Li, Jitao Sun

Output-feedback stabilization for stochastic high-order nonlinear systems
with time-varying delay
Liang Liu, Xue-Jun Xie

Stabilization and shape control of a 1-D piezoelectric Timoshenko beam
Thomas Voss, Jacquelien M.A. Scherpen

Gain-scheduled output-feedback controllers depending solely on scheduling
parameters via parameter-dependent Lyapunov functions
Masayuki Sato

Technical Communiques

A two-stage information criterion for stochastic systems revisited
Laszlo Gerencser, Lorenzo Finesso

Stabilization of interconnected nonlinear stochastic Markovian jump systems
via dissipativity approach
Zhongwei Lin, Jizhen Liu, Weihai Zhang, Yuguang Niu

Reduced-order delay-dependent $H_infty$ filtering for uncertain discrete-time
singular systems with time-varying delay
Jong Hae Kim

Network-based feedback control for systems with mixed delays based on quantization
and dropout compensation
Rongni Yang, Peng Shi, Guoping Liu, Huijun Gao

Errata

Correction to "Robust constrained predictive control of uncertain norm-bounded
linear systems" [Automatica 40 (2004), 1865-1876]
Alessandro Casavola, Domenico Famularo, Giuseppe Franze

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4.6 Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Becky Lonberger, rebeccal@illinois.edu

Table of Contents of Automatica Volume 48 (2012), Issue 1 (January)

Regular Papers

Rational representations and controller synthesis of L-2 behaviors
Mark Mutsaers, Siep Weiland

Hearing the clusters of a graph: A distributed algorithm
Tuhin Sahai, Alberto Speranzon, Andrzej Banaszuk

Connectivity preservation for multi-agent rendezvous with link failure
Feng Xiao, Long Wang, Tongwen Chen

Energy-aware robust model predictivec dontrol based on noisy wireless sensors
Daniele Bernardini, Alberto Bemporad

On the variational equilibrium as a refinement of the generalized Nash equilibrium
Ankur A. Kulkarni, Uday Shanbhag

On stochastic gradient and subgradient methods with adaptive steplength sequences
Farzad Yousefian, Angelia Nedich, Uday Shanbhag

Stabilization for an ensemble of half-spin systems
Karine Beauchard, Paulo Sergio Pereira da Silva, Pierre Rouchon

Stochastic receding horizon control with output feedback and bounded controls
Peter Hokayem, Eugenio Cinquemani, Debasish Chatterjee, Federico Ramponi, John Lygeros

Brief Papers

Decentralized stabilization of large-scale feedforward systems using saturated
delayed controls
Huawen Ye, Zhong-Ping Jiang, Weihua Gui, Chunhua YANG

Explicit construction of a Barabanov norm for a class of positive planar discrete-
time linear switched systems
Ron Teichner, Michael Margaliot

Wirtinger's inequality and Lyapunov-based sampled-data stabilization
Kun Liu, Emilia Fridman

Lyapunov exponential stability of 1-D linear hyperbolic systems of balance laws
Ababacar Diagne, Georges Bastin, Jean-michel Coron

Simultaneous optimization of performance weights and controller in mixed-$mu$
synthesis
Lorenzo Pettazzi, Alexander Lanzon

Dynamics of a multigroup SIR epidemic model with stochastic perturbation
Chunyan Ji, Daqing Jiang, Qingshan Yang, Ning-Zhong Shi

Liapunov criteria for stability in Lp norm of special neutral systems
Pierdomenico Pepe, Erik I. Verriest

Riccati equations for second order spatially invariant partial differential systems
Ruth F. Curtain

A sector bound approach to feedback control of nonlinear systems with state
quantization
Tengfei Liu, Zhong-Ping Jiang, David J. Hill

Generation of amplitude constrained signals with a prescribed spectrum
Claus Mueller, Cristian Rojas, Graham C. Goodwin

Robust H-infinity filtering for nonlinear stochastic systems with
uncertainties and Markov delays
Huiping Li, Yang Shi

A decoupled inversion-based iterative control approach to multi-axis precision
positioning: 3-D nanopositioning example
Yan Yan, Haiming Wang, Qingze Zou

A novel stability analysis of linear systems under asynchronous samplings
Alexandre Seuret

A robust adaptive feedforward control in repetitive control design for linear systems
Chih-Hsien Chung, Min-Shin Chen

Set membership approximation of discontinuous nonlinear model predictive control laws
Lorenzo Fagiano, Massimo Canale, Mario Milanese

A framework for real-time implementation of low-dimensional parameterized NMPC
Mazen Alamir

A feedback-based L2-Norm limiter for periodic signals
Robert Grino, Romeo Ortega, Enric Fossas

Robust controller design for uncertain multiple-delay systems with unknown
actuator parameters
Changchun Hua, Steven X. Ding, Xinping Guan

Unconditional stability of the Foschini-Miljanic algorithm
Annalisa Zappavigna, Themistoklis Charalambous, Florian Knorn

Adaptive robust stabilization of a continuous casting process
Christian Furtmueller, Patrizio Colaneri, Luigi del Re

Adaptive interval model control of weld pool surface in pulsed gas metal
arc welding
Zhijiang Wang, Y. M. Zhang, Lin Wu

Technical Communiques

Robust switching for discrete-time switched linear systems
Zhendong Sun

An improved stability criterion for fixed-point state-space digital filters
using two's complement arithmetic
Tao Shen, Zhugang Yuan, Xiaohong Wang

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

Journal: SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume: 49, Issue: 6

http://link.aip.org/link/sjcodc/v49/i6?type=ALERT

Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems with Communication Delays and Limited
Data Rate Shuai Liu, Tao Li, and Lihua Xie pp. 2239-2262

Backstepping for Nonlinear Systems with Delay in the Input Revisited Frederic
Mazenc, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, and Mounir Bekaik pp. 2263-2278

Optimal Switching of One-Dimensional Reflected BSDEs and Associated Multidimensional
BSDEs with Oblique Reflection Shanjian Tang, Wei Zhong, and Hyeng Keun Koo pp. 2279-2317

H-infinity Feedback Boundary Stabilization of the Two-Dimensional NavierStokes Equations
Sheetal Dharmatti, Jean-Pierre Raymond, and Laetitia Thevenet pp. 2318-2348

Differential Games and Zubov's Method
Lars Grune and Oana Silvia Serea
pp. 2349-2377

HJB Equations for the Optimal Control of Differential Equations with Delays and State
Constraints, II: Verification and Optimal Feedbacks Salvatore Federico, Ben Goldys,
and Fausto Gozzi pp. 2378-2414

State Maps from Integration by Parts
Arjan van der Schaft and Paolo Rapisarda pp. 2415-2439

Minimum-Time Frictionless Atom Cooling in Harmonic Traps Dionisis Stefanatos,
Heinz Schaettler, and Jr-Shin Li pp. 2440-2462

Computational Tools for the Safety Control of a Class of Piecewise Continuous
Systems with Imperfect Information on a Partial Order Michael R. Hafner and
Domitilla Del Vecchio pp. 2463-2493

Asymptotic Expansion for the Solutions of Control Constrained Semilinear Elliptic
Problems with Interior Penalties J. Frederic Bonnans and Francisco J. Silva pp.
2494-2517

Fattening and Comparison Principle for Level-Set Equations of Mean Curvature
Type Qing Liu pp. 2518-2541

Riccati Equations on Noncommutative Banach Algebras Ruth Curtain pp. 2542-2557

Exterior Sphere Condition and Time Optimal Control for Differential Inclusions
Piermarco Cannarsa and Khai T. Nguyen pp. 2558-2576

Stochastic Target Problems with Controlled Loss in Jump Diffusion Models Ludovic
Moreau pp. 2577-2607

An Iterative Procedure for Constructing Subsolutions of Discrete-Time Optimal
Control Problems Markus Fischer pp. 2608-2626

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4.8 Contents: ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
Contributed by: Marcia Hickman, marciajdsmc@gmail.com

January 2012

Volume 134, Issue 1

RESEARCH PAPERS

Dynamic Properties of Small Chamber Air Gages
Miroslaw Rucki and Czeslaw Janusz Jermak

A High-Fidelity Harmonic Drive Model
Curt Preissner, Thomas J. Royston, and Deming Shu

Delayed Reference Control Applied to Flexible Link Mechanisms: A Scheme for
Effective and Stable Control
Giovanni Boschetti, Dario Richiedei, and Alberto Trevisani

Oscillation Loop for a Vibratory Gyroscope and Its Experiment Study
Liu Heng, Su Wei, and Zhang Fu-tang

Dynamic Modeling of Damping Effects in Highly Damped Compliant Fingers for
Applications Involving Contacts
Chih-Hsing Liu and Kok-Meng Lee

Development and Validation of a Model for Flat Belt Tracking in Pulley Drive
Systems
Dilip Prasad and Brice N. Cassenti

Development of a Control Model for a Four Wheel Mecanum Vehicle
M. de Villiers and N. S. Tlale

An Improved Delay-Dependent Stability Criterion for a Class of Lur'e Systems
of Neutral Type
K. Ramakrishnan and G. Ray

Compensation of Time-Varying Input and State Delays for Nonlinear Systems
Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis and Miroslav Krstic

Response Measurement Accuracy for Off-Resonance Excitation in Atomic Force
 Microscopy
R. Parker Eason and Andrew J. Dick

Stochastic Finite-Time Stability of Nonlinear Markovian Switching Systems
With Impulsive Effects
Jia Xu, Jitao Sun, and Dong Yue

Adaptive and Efficient Ammonia Storage Distribution Control for a Two-Catalyst
Selective Catalytic Reduction System
Ming-Feng Hsieh and Junmin Wang

Employing Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Parameter Estimation
of an Exciter Machine
Ahmad Darabi, Alireza Alfi, Bahare Kiumarsi, and Hamidreza Modares

A Passivity Based Decentralized Control Design Methodology With Application
to Vehicle Dynamics Control
Carlos Villegas, Martin Corless, Wynita Griggs, and Robert Shorten

Pole-Zero, Zero-Pole Canceling Input Shapers
Tarunraj Singh

Modeling and Control of an Exhaust Recompression HCCI Engine Using Split
Injection
Nikhil Ravi, Hsien-Hsin Liao, Adam F. Jungkunz, Chen-Fang Chang, Han Ho Song,
and J. Christian Gerdes

The Effect of Squeeze-Film Damping on the Shock Response of Clamped-Clamped
Microbeams
Hadi Yagubizade and Mohammad I. Younis

A Nonlinear Clutch Pressure Observer for Automatic Transmission: Considering
Drive-Shaft Compliance
Bingzhao Gao, Hong Chen, Lu Tian, and Kazushi Sanada

A Hydraulic Circuit for Single Rod Cylinders
Longke Wang, Wayne J. Book, and James D. Huggins

Nonlinear Proportional Plus Integral Control of Optical Traps for Exogenous
Force Estimation
D. G. Cole and J. G. Pickel

High Performance Adaptive Control of Mechanical Servo System With LuGre Friction
Model: Identification and Compensation
Xingjian Wang and Shaoping Wang

Nonlinear PD Control of a Long-Span Cable-Supporting Manipulator in Quasi-Static
Motion
Jingli Du, Hong Bao, Chuanzhen Cui, and Xuechao Duan

Design of Robust Modified Repetitive-Control System for Linear Periodic Plants
Lan Zhou, Jinhua She, Min Wu, and Jie Zhang

Phase Compensation Strategies for Modulated-Demodulated Control With Application
to Pulsed Jet Injection
Cory Hendrickson and Robert T. M'Closkey

A Partitioning Scheme for a Switched Feedback Control Law in Two Agent Pursuit-
Evasion Scenarios
Brian J. Goode, Andrew J. Kurdila, and Michael J. Roan

TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Inner-Loop Control for Electro-Hydraulic Actuation Systems
Mohammed A. El Sayed and Saeid Habibi

Model-Order Reduction by Simultaneous Realization of Eigenvalues and Mode
Shapes (SREM)
Fariborz Fariborzi, Ramin Bighamian, and Hamid Reza Mirdamadi

A Method for Recovering Linear Performance in Feedback Systems With Nonlinear
Instrumentation
ShiNung Ching, Pierre T. Kabamba, and Semyon M. Meerkov

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

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.13, No.6 November, 2011
CONTENTS

Regular papers:
1. Paper Title: Contact Force Estimation and Regulation in Active Pantographs:
An Algebraic Observability Approach
Authors: Alessandro Pisano and Elio Usai

2. Paper Title: Formalization and Practical Implementation of a Conceptual Model
for PID Controller Tuning
Authors: H. Alaiz Moretón, J. L. Calvo Rolle, I. García, and A. Alonso Alvarez

3. Paper Title: A New Adaptive PI for Bicarbonate Regulation in an Anaerobic
Digestion Process
Authors: Salvador Carlos-Hernandez

4. Paper Title: Flocking Coordination Using Active Leader and Local Information
Authors: Shahram Etemadi, Aria Alasty, and Gholam-Reza Vossoughi

5. Paper Title: Synchronizing Chaotic Systems with Parametric Uncertainty via a
Novel Adaptive Impulsive Observer
Authors: Moosa Ayati, Hamid Khaloozadeh, and Xinzhi Liu

6. Paper Title: Robust Fuzzy Control for Continuous Perturbed Time-Delay Affine
Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Models
Authors: Wen-Jer Chang, Wei-Han Huang, Wei Chang, and Cheung-Chieh Ku

7. Paper Title: Guaranteed-Cost Fuzzy Controller Design for a Self-Sustaining
Bicycle with Practical Constraints
Authors: Ying-Jen Chen, Wen-June Wang, and Chung-Lung Chang

8. Paper Title: FPGA-Based Adaptive Dynamic Sliding-Mode Neural Control for
a Brushless DC Motor
Authors: Jang-Zern Tsai, Chun-Fei Hsu, Chien-Jung Chiu, and Kai-Lin Peng

9. Paper Title: Rejection of Nonharmonic Disturbances in a Class of Nonlinear
Systems with Nonlinear Exosystems
Authors: Yuan Jiang and Shutang Liu

10. Paper Title: Adaptive Fuzzy Controller Design with Observer for a Class
of Uncertain Nonlinear MIMO Systems
Authors: Yan-Jun Liu, Shao-Cheng Tong, and Tie-Shan Li

11. Erratum for Adaptive Fuzzy Controller Design with Observer for a Class
of Uncertain Nonlinear MIMO Systems

12. Paper Title: Master-Slave Synchronization for Delayed Lur’e Systems Using
Time-Delay Feedback Control
Authors: Tao Li, Aiguo Song, and Shumin Fei

13. Paper Title: Global Exponential Synchronization of Stochastic Switching
Networks with Time-Varying Delay
Authors: Weikai Liu and Zhi-Hong Guan

14. Paper Title: Nonlinear Adaptive Learning Control for Unknown Time-Varying
Parameters and Unknown Time-Varying Delays
Authors: Weisheng Chen and Zhengqiang Zhang

15. Paper Title: Delay-Dependent State Estimation for Discrete Markovian Jump
Neural Networks with Time-Varying Delay
Authors: Zhengguang Wu, Peng Shi, Hongye Su, and Jian Chu

16. Paper Title: Observer-Based Finite-Time Stabilization for Extended Markov
Jump Systems
Authors: Xiaoli Luan, Fei Liu, and Peng Shi

17. Paper Title: Convergence Speed of a Fractional Order Consensus Algorithm
Over Undirected Scale-Free Networks
Authors: Wei Sun, Yan Li, Changpin Li, and YangQuan Chen

18. Paper Title: Fuzzy Robust Constrained Model Predictive Control for Nonlinear
Systems
Authors: Xiao-Heng Chang and Guang-Hong Yang

19. Paper Title: Robust H Control of Norm Bounded Uncertain Systems via Markovian
Approach
Authors: Guoliang Wang, Qingling Zhang, and Victor Sreeram

20. Paper Title: Global Set-Point Tracking Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems
with iISS Inverse Dynamics
Authors: Jiang-Bo Yu and Yu-Qiang Wu

21. Paper Title: Study on General Stability and Stabilizability of Linear Discrete-
Time Stochastic Systems
Authors: Ting Hou, Weihai Zhang, and Bor-Sen Chen

22. Paper Title: Quantized Tracking Control for a Multi-Agent System with High-
Order Leader Dynamics
Authors: Jiangping Hu and Gang Feng



Brief papers:
1. Paper Title: Practical Stabilizability of Dyadic Homogeneous Bilinear Systems
Authors: M. Tadi

2. Paper Title: Guaranteed Cost PID Control for Uncertain Discrete-Time Stochastic
Systems with Additive Gain Perturbations
Authors: Hiroaki Mukaidani

3. Paper Title: Stability Analysis and Output-Feedback Stabilization of Discrete-
Time Systems with a Time-Varying State Delay and Nonlinear Perturbation
Authors: K. F. Chen and I. K. Fong

4. Paper Title: Global Stabilization of Partially Linear Composite Systems Using
Homogeneous Method
Authors: Shihong Ding, Shihua Li, and Qi Li

5. Paper Title: State Feedback Control for Uncertain Switched Systems with Interval
Time-Varying Delay
Authors: Limin Wang, Cheng Shao, and Xuanyu Liu

6. Paper Title: Improved Robust Stability Criteria for Uncertain Systems with
Time-Varying Delay
Authors: Wei Qian, Lei Wang, and Youxian Sun

7. Paper Title: Repetitive Controller Design for Optimal Performance
Authors: Wentao Chen and Yechun Lin

8. Paper Title: Fault Tolerant Control with Disturbance Rejection and Attenuation
Performance for Systems with Multiple Disturbances
Authors: Songyin Cao, Lei Guo, and Xinyu Wen

9. Paper Title: Delay-Dependent Stability and H Control of Stochastic Time-Delay
Systems with Markovian Jumping Parameters
Authors: Li Ma, Fei-Peng Da, and Lingyao Wu

10. Paper Title: Robust Reliable Tracking Controller Design Against Actuator Faults
for LPV Systems
Authors: Lei Song and Jianying Yang

11. Paper Title: Adaptive Fuzzy Dynamic Surface Control with Prespecifi ed Tracking
Performance for a Class of Nonlinear Systems
Authors: Qichao Zhao and Yan Lin

12. Paper Title: On Delay-Dependent Stabilization of Retarded Systems—An Integral-
Inequality Based Approach

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4.10 Contents: Journal of Process Control
Contributed by: Youqing Wang, Wang_youqing@mail.buct.edu.cn

Journal of Process Control,
Volume 22, Issue 1

Regular Articles
3 Fractional order and BICO disturbance observers for a run-of-mine ore milling
circuit
Pages 3-10
L.E. Olivier, I.K. Craig, Y.Q. Chen

4 Extending the Symmetrical Optimum criterion to the design of PID type-p control
loops
Pages 11-25
Konstantinos G. Papadopoulos, Nikolaos I. Margaris

5 Data-driven diagnosis of sensor precision degradation in the presence of control
Pages 26-40
Yiming Wan, Hao Ye

6 Model-based temperature control of a diesel oxidation catalyst
Pages 41-50
Olivier Lepreux, Yann Creff, Nicolas Petit

7 Robust stability of economically oriented infinite horizon NMPC that include
cyclic processes
Pages 51-59
Rui Huang, Lorenz T. Biegler, Eranda Harinath

8 A robust multi-model predictive controller for distributed parameter systems
Pages 60-71
Míriam R. García, Carlos Vilas, Lino O. Santos, Antonio A. Alonso

9 Closed-loop control of crystal shape in cooling crystallization of l-glutamic acid
Pages 72-81
Chao Y. Ma, Xue Z. Wang

10 Robust stability of nonlinear model predictive control based on extended
Kalman filter
Pages 82-89
Rui Huang, Sachin C. Patwardhan, Lorenz T. Biegler

11 Overshoot in the step response of fractional-order control systems
Pages 90-94
Mohammad Saleh Tavazoei

12 Identification of a rice drying model with an improved sequential optimal
design of experiments
Pages 95-107
Daniel Goujot, Xuân Meyer, Francis Courtois

13 Convenient T–S fuzzy model with enhanced performance using a novel swarm
intelligent fuzzy clustering technique
Pages 108-124
Zhi-gang Su, Pei-hong Wang, Jiong Shen, Yu-fei Zhang, Lu Chen

14 On the assessment of multivariable controllers using closed loop data. Part I:
Identification of system models
Pages 125-131
S. Bezergianni, L. Özkan

15 A novel closed loop identification method and its application of multivariable
system
Pages 132-144
Q.B. Jin, Z.J. Cheng, J. Dou, L.T. Cao, K.W. Wang

16 An iterative optimization approach to design of control Lyapunov function
Pages 145-155
Yu Yang, Jong Min Lee

17 Operability analysis of nonlinear processes based on incremental dissipativity
Pages 156-166
Herry Santoso, Denny Hioe, Jie Bao, Peter L. Lee

18 Optimal controlled variables for polynomial systems
Pages 167-179
Johannes Jäschke, Sigurd Skogestad

19 Prediction error method for identification of LPV models
Pages 180-193
Yu Zhao, Biao Huang, Hongye Su, Jian Chu

20 Adaptive neural network predictive control for nonlinear pure feedback systems
with input delay
Pages 194-206
Jing Na, Xuemei Ren, Cong Shang, Yu Guo

21 Multi-loop nonlinear internal model controller design under nonlinear dynamic
PLS framework using ARX-neural network model
Pages 207-217
Bin Hu, Zhao Zhao, Jun Liang

22 Periodic control of a reverse osmosis desalination process
Pages 218-227
Ali Emad, A. Ajbar, I. Almutaz

23 Control of diffusion limited electrochemical redox processes: Simulation study
Pages 228-235
R. Tenno, A. Pohjoranta

24 On the explicit dead-time compensation for robust model predictive control
Pages 236-246
Tito L.M. Santos, Daniel Limon, Julio E. Normey-Rico, Teodoro Alamo

25 Process pattern construction and multi-mode monitoring
Pages 247-262
Zhibo Zhu, Zhihuan Song, Ahmet Palazoglu

26 Comparison between backstepping and input–output linearization techniques for
pH process control
Pages 263-271
Ali Nejati, Mohammad Shahrokhi, Arjomand Mehrabani

27 Reduced order optimization for model predictive control using principal
control moves
Pages 272-279
Johannes Unger, Martin Kozek, Stefan Jakubek

28 New methods for interaction analysis of complex processes using weighted graphs
Pages 280-295
Miguel Castaño Arranz, Wolfgang Birk

29 State estimation and unknown input reconstruction via both reduced-order and
high-order sliding mode observers
Pages 296-302
Fanglai Zhu

30 Feedforward output-feedback control for continuous exothermic reactors with
isotonic kinetics
Pages 303-320
Jorge Diaz-Salgado, Jesus Alvarez, Alexander Schaum, Jaime A. Moreno

31 Detection and diagnosis of plant-wide oscillations using GA based factorization
Pages 321-329
Sami El-Ferik, Mohammed Nadeemullah Shareef, Lahoucine Ettaleb

32 An approach to optimum combustion control using parallel type and cross-limiting
type technique
Pages 330-337
Madan Bhowmick, Satish Chandra Bera

33 Control of stable, integrating and unstable processes by the Modified Smith Predictor
Pages 338-343
Miroslav R. Mataušek, Aleksandar I. Ribić

34 Soft measurement model and its application in raw meal calcination process
Pages 344-351
Jinghui Qiao, Tianyou Chai

Commentary
35 Comments on “Tuning PI/PID controllers for integrating processes with dead time
and inverse response by simple calculations”
Pages 352-353
Miroslav Mataušek

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4.11 Contents: AIChE Journal
Contributed by: Youqing Wang, wang_youqing@mail.buct.edu.cn

AIChE Journal,
Volume 58, Issue 1
Reducing the energy demand of corn-based fuel ethanol through salt extractive
distillation enabled by electrodialysis (pages 163–172)
Mohammed A. M. Hussain, Jennifer L. Anthony and Peter H. Pfromm

Design of formulated products: Experimental component (pages 173–189)
Elisa Conte, Rafiqul Gani, Yuen S. Cheng and Ka M. Ng

Modeling multistream heat exchangers with and without phase changes for simultaneous
optimization and heat integration (pages 190–204)
Ravindra S. Kamath, Lorenz T. Biegler and Ignacio E. Grossmann

Continuous-time modeling and global optimization approach for scheduling of crude oil
operations (pages 205–226)
Jie Li, Ruth Misener and Christodoulos A. Floudas

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5. Conferences

5.1 International Conference on System Science and Engineering
Contributed by: Yan Zhuang, zhuang@dlut.edu.cn

Call for Papers
2012 International Conference on System Science and Engineering, Dalian, China
June 30 - July 2, 2012

The International Conference on System Science and Engineering 2012 (ICSSE 2012)
will be held in Dalian during June 30-July 2, 2012, as a sequel of ICSSE 2010
(Taiwan) and ICSSE 2011 (Macao). ICSSE 2012 will feature plenary speeches in
emerging technology topics given by world renowned scholars. The proceedings
of ICSSE 2012 will be published by the IEEE with EI indexing. In addition,
selected high-quality papers will be published in special issues of SCI-indexed
journals.

Important Dates:
March 1, 2012 Proposals and extended abstracts of organized sessions
March 1, 2012 Submission of contributed papers
April 1, 2012 Notification of acceptance
May   1, 2012 Final papers due


Host: Dalian University of Technology, China

Secretariat:
School of Control Science and Engineering Dalian University of Technology,
116023, China
Email:icsse2012@dlut.edu.cn

Submission Policies:
Papers submitted should be written in English. All submissions must be made
electronically in PDF format via the ICSSE 2012 website at http://icsse2012.dlut.edu.cn/


Please visit the web site: http://icsse2012.dlut.edu.cn/ for all details

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5.2 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems
Contributed by: Mingcong Deng, deng@cc.tuat.ac.jp

CALL FOR PAPERS

2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems(ICAMechS 2012)
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, September 18-22, 2012
http://www.tuat.ac.jp/~deng/icamechs2012/icamechs2012.html

The 2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS 2012)
is sponsored by International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems (IJAMechS),
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Society, International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, The Institute
of Complex Medical Engineering, and cooperation with The Japan Society of Mechanical
Engineers and The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers. It provides
an international forum for professionals, academics, and researchers to present latest
developments from interdisciplinary theoretical studies, computational algorithm
development and applications of mechatronic systems. It particularly welcomes those
emerging methodologies and techniques which bridge theoretical studies and applications
in all mechatronic systems. Novel quantitative engineering and science studies may be
considered as well. The ICAMechS 2012 will be held in Tokyo University of Agriculture
and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. Papers are solicited on all aspects of research and
application, including but not limited to:

 - Mechatronics design philosophy
 - Power system(Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, Micro Grid, Energy Saving)
 - Mechatronic system modelling, identification and control
 - Energy and environment
 - Instrumentation and manufacturing methods
 - Control and optimization techniques
 - Neural networks, fuzzy logic, and other heuristic techniques
 - Robotics
 - Networked mechatronic systems
 - Applications of machine vision, image processing, pattern recognition and synthesis
 - Design ideas on computer integration
 - Mechatronic systems fault diagnosis and fault tolerance
 - Biomechatronics
 - Grey systems
 - Discrete event and hybrid systems
 - Petri nets

Submissions & Publication

Papers should describe original and unpublished work about the above or related
topics. All manuscripts will be reviewed by three members of the ICAMechS program
committee. Instructions for preparation and electronic submission will be available
shortly on ICAMechS2012 website.

Some selected papers will be published as a number of special issues in

IJAMechS (http://www.inderscience.com/ijamechs)
IJMIC (http://www.inderscience.com/ijmic)
IJICIC (http://www.ijicic.org/)

Important Deadlines

Deadline for submission ------------------- March 10, 2012
Notification of acceptance ---------------- May 10, 2012
Submission of camera-ready copy ----------- May 30, 2012

Contact Address

ICAMechS Conference Secretariat
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Tel/Fax: +81-42-3887134   E-mail: icamechs2012@gmail.com
Website: http://www.tuat.ac.jp/~deng/icamechs2012/icamechs2012.html

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5.3 International Conference on Information Fusion
Contributed by: Hoe Chee Lai, lhoechee@dso.org.sg

Fusion 2012 is the 15th International Conference on Information Fusion. It will
be held for the first time in the Asian continent in Singapore. The objective
of the conference is to provide a forum to discuss advances and applications
of fusion methodologies. The conference will feature keynote speeches, special
sessions on topics of current interest, a tutorials program to assist new
researchers in the field, and both regular and student paper awards. Authors
are invited to submit papers to this conference describing advances and
applications in Information Fusion, with submission of non-traditional topics
encouraged. The presented papers shall be included in the IEEE Xplore and EI
Compendex databases.

Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city, well known for its diversity of
cultures, languages and cuisines, as well as exciting venues and activities
all year round. Singapore’s strategic location makes it the convention and
exhibition capital of Asia. On top of that, Singapore has an excellent
infrastructure, a well-developed transportation system and a reputation for
safety, reliability and efficiency.

For more information, please go to http://www.fusion2012.org

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5.4 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
Contributed by: Joseba Quevedo, joseba.quevedo@upc.edu

The 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'12)

July 3-6, 20112, Barcelona, Spain
http://www.med2012.org/

INTRODUCTION
The organizing committee of MED'12 extends a cordial invitation to you to the
20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation which will be held on
the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation is a series of meetings
that has been running since 1993, coordinated and supervised by the Mediterranean
Control Association, with MED'12 being the 20th conference of the series. The conference,
through its technical program, will provide a unique opportunity for the academic and
industrial community to address new challenges, share solutions and discuss future
research directions. A broad range of topics is proposed, following current trends
of combining control/systems theory with software/ communication technologies.

The sponsors of MED’12 are Mediterranean Control Association (MCA), Comité Español
de Automática (CEA) and Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). And the technical
co-sponsors are IEEE Control Systems Society and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

The Plenary speakers will be professors Mario Sznaier of Boston University, Sergio
Bittanti of Politecnico de Milano and Alicia Casals of Universitat Politècnica de
Catalunya.

The MED 2012 has established an award to recognise authors with superior quality paper
presented to this symposium. The Best Paper Award consists of a certificate and an
amount of 1000 euros. A separate committee firstly, will select the nominated papers
from the results of the review process of all submitted papers and secondly, will
evaluate the presentation of the nominated papers during the event, and the winner
will be announced during the symposium.

For up-to-date information on MED'12, please visit the Conference site:
http://www.med2012.org/

General Chair: Joseba Quevedo
Program Chair: Pedro Albertos
Tutorial/Workshop Chair: Gautam Biswas/Belkacem Ould Bouamama
Invited Session Chair: Abdel Aitouche/Carlos Ocampo

PAPER SUBMISSION - NOW OPEN -
Prospective participants are invited to electronically submit the full
version of their work by the indicated deadlines, following the guidelines
available on the Conference web site: http://www.med2012.org.

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

IMPORTANT DATES
Invited session proposals, due January 9, 2012
Contributed papers, Invited session papers, Workshop/Tutorial proposals,
due January 16, 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection April 2, 2012
Final papers, due April 30, 2012

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the respective conference
proceedings, and included in the IEEE Xplore® online digital library and EI
Compendex database.

For more information about the Conference, please contact the Conference
secretariat: secretariat@med2012.org

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5.5 MASFOR
Contributed by: Okyay Kaynak, okyay.kaynak@boun.edu.tr

A FORUM ON MASTER RESEARCH WORK

MASFOR 2012
June 23-25, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bogazici University organizes
MASFOR 2012 conference on the occasion of her centennial year, when degree programs
in electrical engineering had started in 1912. This conference is intended for all
researchers and students to present their M.Sc. thesis research work, to share
ideas, to discuss research topics, to interact with faculty and experts for career
plans. Accommodation at student dormitories and travel funding will be available to
selected participants. Further information is available at www.masfor.ee.boun.edu.tr

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5.6 International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems
Contributed by: Margreta Kuijper, mkuijper@unimelb.edu.au

The 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems
MTNS2012 will be held 9-13 July 2012 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

The MTNS2012 program includes
• plenary and semi-plenary lectures
• mini-courses
• invited sessions
• contributed talks (either as an extended abstract or a full paper)

MTNS 2012 is a prime conference in the general area of mathematical system theory.
The symposium is interdisciplinary and attracts mathematicians, engineers and
researchers working in any aspect of system theory and its applications. A prime
objective is to explore and present the mathematical structures that underpin our
understanding of networks and systems.

The scientific program of the conference is defined by approximately 80 themes,
listed on the website of the conference, and grouped into the following 12 main
areas: Biological Systems, Communication Systems, Computing, Control and Systems
Theory, Cooperative Systems, Economics and Systems Theory, Hybrid Systems, Mechanical
Systems, Networked Control, Signal Processing, Stochastic Systems, Systems Inspired
Mathematics.

Important Dates:

Online Submission closes: 1 February 2012
Acceptance Notification: 15th March 2012
Final submission: 30 April 2012

For detailed up-to-date information, please visit the conference website at:
www.mtns2012.com.au

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6. Workshops

6.1 IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems
Contributed by: Rifat Sipahi, rifat@coe.neu.edu

2012 IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, June 22-24:

For the upcoming 2012 IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, paper submissions are
continuing (see website for the most up-to-date information).

This message is to announce that all of the invited session proposers are channeled
into a centralized posting mechanism.  All of the invited sessions are being listed
in an open forum on the workshop website

http://www.coe.neu.edu/IFACTDS2012/main.htm

We are looking forward to your participation at the 2012 IFAC TDS.

COMMITTEE
• Chair of the National Organizing Committee (NOC): Professor Nejat Olgac,
  University of Connecticut
• NOC Vice-Chair: Dr. Martin Hosek, Tekrona LLC
• IPC Chair: Assoc. Prof. Tomas Vyhlidal, Czech Technical University in Prague
• IPC Co-Chair: Prof. Qing-Chang Zhong, Loughborough University
• Editor: Assist. Prof. Rifat Sipahi, Northeastern University

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6.2 FESTO International Mechatronics Summer School
Contributed by: Okyay Kaynak, okyay.kaynak@boun.edu.tr

Bogazici University - FESTO  International Mechatronics Summer School
23 June - 1 July 2012, Istanbul, TURKEY

On the occasion of the centennial year of the EEE Dept. of Bogazici University,
a summer school is being organized for undergraduate and early graduate students.
The topics to be covered (with hands-on or computer based training) are:

•       Introduction to Mechatronics
•       System Modeling and Simulation
•       Computer Aided Design (SolidWorks)
•       Programming (Java)
•       Robotics
•       Machine Vision
•       Pneumatics and Electro-Pneumatics
•       Sensors, Servo Handling Systems
•       Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
•       Final Project.

Prospective participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the
number of students will be limited to 40 students in 2 classes.

Fee: € 700 + 18% VAT , including all meals, social functions and shared boarding 
(in a double room) in a dormitory of Bogazici University.

For more information, please visit http://www.festomecha.boun.edu.tr/ or send a
message to okyay.kaynak@boun.edu.tr

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7.  Positions

7.1 PhD: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Claudio De Persis, c.de.persis@rug.nl

PhD position in Control Theory at the University of Groningen
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

A Ph.D. position is available to carry out research in one or more of the following
topics: nonlinear and hybrid control systems, output regulation, coordinated
motion, distribution networks, networked systems, control under communication
constraints, systems biology.

You are a university graduate at MSc level in one of the following disciplines:
engineering (electrical, mechanical, etc.), applied mathematics, physics. You
have a strong mathematical and control engineering background and an interest
in pursuing theoretical research as well as in working on engineering problems.
You should be fluent in English (written and verbal). You must be available to
start not later than 1 April 2012.

The University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2042,-- gross per month in the
first year up to a maximum of € 2612,-- gross per month in the final year. The
position is for 4 years.  After the first year, there will be an evaluation. A
positive evaluation will lead to the completion of the PhD thesis within the next
three years.

Send your application in English, including a statement of research interests,
an extended curriculum vitae with qualifications, experience, achievements, and
the names and addresses of two referees (including telephone number and E-mail
address) to:

Prof. Claudio De Persis
c.de.persis@rug.nl
http://www.rug.nl/staff/c.de.persis/index
Submission deadline: 14 January 2012

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7.2 PhD: Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contributed by: Ya-Jun Pan, yajun.pan@dal.ca

Prospective PhD candidates are invited to apply to an opening in the Mechanical
Engineering Department at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Supervisor:
Associate Prof. Ya-Jun Pan, Ph.D, P.Eng, SMIEEE

Research Topic:
Advanced Control of Multilateral Telerobotics over Networks

Achieving high performance in collaborative tasks are highly demanding with
applications in areas such as aerospace, military applications, manufacturing,
transportation and health care services. Advanced control of multilateral
teleoperation systems over the network, addresses one of the recognized major
integrated challenges in the system and control research community. The
prospective PhD student is expected to have solid backgrounds in systems and
control, mechatronics, software programming and strong mathematic analytical
skills. The theoretical work would be implemented into the state-of-art setups
available in the Advanced Control and Mechatronics Lab (http://www.acm.me.dal.ca).

Interested candidates please contact Prof. Pan at Yajun.Pan@Dal.Ca accompanied
by the following documents: 1) Updated CV; 2) Research Statement; 3) Sample
Publications; 4) A List of Three Referees.

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7.3 PhD: Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris and INRIA Paris Rocquencourt, France
Contributed by: Didier Henrion, henrion@laas.fr

A PhD position is available, starting in 2012, on systems control application
of algorithms of real algebraic geometry. The 3-year PhD thesis will be supervised
by Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS, Univ. Toulouse, France) and Mohab Safey El Din
(LIP6-CNRS Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris and INRIA Paris Rocquencourt, France)
within the scope of the 2011-2015 ANR project GeoLMI on geometry and algebra of
linear matrix inequalities.

A good background in applied mathematics is required, and some knowledge
of systems control is welcome. The holder of the position will be expected
to work on collaborative research with Didier Henrion and Mohab Safey El Din,
members of the GeoLMI project: homepages.laas.fr/henrion/geolmi
members of the MAC team at LAAS-CNRS: www.laas.fr/MAC
and members of the SALSA team at INRIA/UPMC: www-salsa.lip6.fr

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7.4 PhD: University of Technology, Sydney
Contributed by: Shoudong Huang, shoudong.huang@uts.edu.au

The Centre for Autonomous Systems at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
in Australia is seeking a candidate for a PhD student working on Simultaneous
Localization and Mapping (SLAM) founded by Australian Research Council (ARC)
Discovery Project scheme. Students with good mathematical background and
programming skills are encouraged to apply. Previous research experience in
SLAM and/or computer vision is a plus.

The PhD supervisors will be Dr. Shoudong Huang and Prof. Gamini Dissanayake

http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/~sdhuang/index.htm
http://services.eng.uts.edu.au/~gdissa/index_files/gdissanayake.html

Contact: Dr. Shoudong Huang (Shoudong.Huang@uts.edu.au)

Project Title
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Development of Globally Optimal Solutions to Simultaneous Localization and
Mapping for Robot Navigation

Project Summary
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Robot navigation in unknown environments requires a robot to simultaneously
construct a map in real-time and localize itself within the map, particularly
in the absence of external location reference such as a global positioning
system. The project will develop in-depth understanding of the fundamental
structure and properties of nonlinearity involved in Simultaneous Localization
and Mapping (SLAM); efficient and reliable algorithm for solving very large
scale SLAM problems; and reliable real time monocular SLAM algorithms. This
will result in the development of robots that can reliably and continuously
navigate in unknown environments.

Research Environment
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UTS Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS-UTS) consists of 40 staff and students
working on various aspects of robotics, in particular in sensing, data fusion
and control. From 2003 - 2010, it was one of the three nodes of the ARC Centre
of Excellence for Autonomous System (CAS) with over 230 staff and research
students. The UTS team has played a major role within CAS, particularly with
theoretical breakthroughs in sensing and perception in unknown and unstructured
environments and applications of autonomous robots in infrastructure maintenance,
urban search and rescue, and port automation.

Funding for the UTS robotics team comes from both the Australian Research Council
and Industry. Since 2003, it attracted $10m in external funding for its research.
Applied research within the team is funded by grants from a range of industry
partners such as Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales, Australia;
Patrick Stevedores Holdings, Australia's largest operator of container terminals
and a leading logistics company; Pempek, a SME in the mining sector and Meat and
Livestock Australia.

The research team is located in a single integrated office and laboratory environment
specially refurbished with the support from UTS and Kirby Foundation, providing one
of the best research facilities for collaboration and cross-fertilization. Five
additional laboratories for work on urban search and rescue, assistive robotics,
outdoor navigation, robotic infrastructure maintenance and physical human robot
interaction are also available to the UTS team.

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

DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

PhD positions are available in the area of
DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
under the supervision of Prof. Mahmut
Reyhanoglu, Prof. Sergey Drakunov, and
Prof. William MacKunis at the Department
of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University located in Daytona Beach. These
positions cover full tuition and fees plus
a $20,000 per year stipend. Requirements include
a strong background in control theory, dynamic
systems and mathematics; a Master’s degree in
engineering, physics, or applied mathematics;
and excellent skills in using Matlab and Simulink.
It is also desirable that the candidates have
hands-on experience on feedback control. It is
expected that the candidates have excellent GRE
and TOEFL (if necessary) scores as well as strong
communication and writing skills.

For details and application procedures, please visit
http://www.erau.edu/db/degrees/phd-engineeringphysics.html

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

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7.6 PhD: Louisiana State University
Contributed by: Michael Malisoff, malisoff@lsu.edu 

Graduate Assistantships in Nonlinear Control Systems
Louisiana State University (LSU)

One or two graduate research assistantships are available for PhD students in
mathematics or mechanical engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU) for
graduate studies in systems and controls theory and applications. The assistantships
would be part of the NSF project  "Theory, Methods, and Applications of Nonlinear
Control Systems with Time Delays" that is being directed by Prof. Michael Malisoff
with the assistance of Prof. Marcio de Queiroz.

Desired qualifications include a strong mathematical background, familiarity with
control systems, working knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink or Mathematica, and an interest
in control applications in biomedical engineering or robotics. The candidates would
need to be admitted as PhD students at LSU. Candidates interested in a PhD in mathematics
must be admitted by the normal application process described at
https://www.math.lsu.edu/grad. Students would also be required to pass the LSU comprehensive
exams on the normal schedule.

Qualified candidates with degrees in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering,
mathematics, mechanical engineering, or closely related fields are encouraged to apply.
Applications are invited for the fall 2012 semester. Interested candidates should
initially submit a resume and transcripts to Michael Malisoff at malisoff@lsu.edu or
Marcio de Queiroz at dequeiroz@me.lsu.edu.

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, is approximately 1.5 hours by car from New Orleans.
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport provides service to several U.S. cities.

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7.7 Post-Doc: University of Liege, Belgium
Contributed by: Rodolphe Sepulchre, r.sepulchre@ulg.ac.be

Postdoctoral position at the University of Liege, Belgium
Nonsmooth optimization on manifolds

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science at the University of Liege, Belgium.  The  position is part
of a FNRS-funded collaborative grant on the topic of nonsmooth optimization on
manifolds. The three PIs of the grant are Rodolphe Sepulchre (U. Liege), Pierre
-Antoine Absil (ULouvain) and Y. Nesterov (ULouvain).  The project aims at
developing new algorithms at the interface between manifold optimization and
nonsmooth convex optimization, motivated by large-scale applications in statistics
and machine learning.

Applications should be emailed to Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre (r.sepulchre@ulg.ac.be). 
The application should contain a letter of motivation, a detailed resume, a list
of publications,and the names and contact information of three professors who can
provide a letter of recommendation for the position. The position is immediately
available and should be filled by September 1, 2012.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of reappointment
for a maximal total duration of  three years.

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7.8 Post-Doc: Univesity of Maryland
Contributed by: Thommas Mc Avoy, mcavoy@eng.umd.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow – Controls/Embedded Systems Engineer

Position Description:
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland, School of
Medicine is recruiting for a post-doctoral fellow position to carry out research
on control systems design and implementation in a medical device application
involving the treatment of cancer patients.  The successful candidate will work
with other post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the laboratory.

Qualifications:
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering,
electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, or related physical
science.  Successful applicants must be highly motivated and must have strong
programming (C/C++ and Matlab) skills. Expertise in hands-on experience in
embedded/control engineering is preferred. Experience in LabView is highly
desirable. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility
of extension. Applications should include a cover letter, CV/resume and the
names of three references. Individuals with evidence of experience in scholarly
research are encouraged to apply.

Employer and Environment:
The Department of Radiation Oncology within the University of Maryland Greenebaum
Cancer Center has a main facility at the University of Maryland Medical Center
in downtown Baltimore, close to the main attractions of the Inner Harbor waterfront
and professional sports arenas, theaters and symphony venues.

Interested applicants should mail or send electronically their curriculum vitae to:
Warren D’Souza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
wdsou001@umaryland.edu

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

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7.9 Post-Doc: Dalhousie University, Canada
Contributed by: Ya-Jun Pan, yajun.pan@dal.ca

A Post-Doctoral Fellow position (one year) is available in the Advanced Control
and Mechatronics Lab in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The research topic is on the Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems. Achieving
high performance in collaborative tasks are highly demanding with applications in
areas such as aerospace, military applications, manufacturing, transportation and
health care services. Challenges exist in the area of cooperative control of network
interconnected systems for collaborative tasks, such as multi-agent systems. The
prospective Post-Doctoral-Fellow student should have strong backgrounds in systems
and control, mechatronics and mathematic analytical skills. The theoretical work
would be implemented into the state-of-art setups such as mobile robots, robotic
manipulators, car-like robotic vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles available
in the Advanced Control and Mechatronics Lab (http://www.acm.me.dal.ca).


Interested candidates please contact Prof. Pan at Yajun.Pan@Dal.Ca accompanied by
the following documents: 1) Updated CV; 2) Research Statement; 3) Sample Publications;
4) A List of Three Referees.

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7.10 Post-Doc: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Contributed by: Henrik Sandberg, hsan@ee.kth.se

Postdoc Positions in Control and Optimization with Smart Grid and Green Building
Applications

The Automatic Control Lab with the ACCESS Linnaeus Center at KTH Royal Institute
of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, invites applications for 1-2 postdoc positions
in control and optimization with Smart Grid and Green Building applications.

The successful candidate will join a research group that is focusing on new design
methodologies for the application of control and optimization theory to solve current
challenges in smart electrical grids. A suitable background for the position is a PhD
in control theory, power systems, optimization, communication networks, sensor networks,
network security, or related areas. Current applications and industrial collaborations
for the group are found in information and communication technologies, power industry,
and home appliance manufacturing.

The position will include research in the general area of smart electrical grids,
interaction with doctoral students, and involvement in collaborative work in international
and national projects such as EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and
Stockholm Royal Seaport projects. The group has strong support from the European Commission
Framework Programme, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Swedish Research
Council, and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The positions are available immediately,
and are initially for a period of up to two years, with evaluation after one year, and possible
extension.

The application marked "Smart Grid Control Postdoc" with curriculum vitae (including
publications list and two professional references) and a short description of future
professional objectives should be submitted by email to the contact persons below no
later than January 31, 2012.

For further information about the position, please contact

Prof. Karl Henrik Johansson
kallej@ee.kth.se, http://www.ee.kth.se/~kallej

Dr. Henrik Sandberg
hsan@ee.kth.se, http://www.ee.kth.se/~hsan

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7.11 Post-Doc: MIT
Contributed by: Paul Barton, pib@mit.edu

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Process Systems Engineering
Laboratory at MIT. The project involves developing models, theory and algorithms
for the optimization under uncertainty of a large-scale, industrial energy system.
The project is sponsored by a major international corporation and the candidate's
responsibilities will include frequent interaction with and reporting to the sponsor.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in engineering or computational science and
engineering with expertise in mathematical programming, particularly mixed-integer,
nonconvex and stochastic programming. Interested applicants should send a detailed
curriculum vitae and a list of at least three referees to:

Paul I. Barton
Lammot du Pont Professor
Process Systems Engineering Laboratory
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 66-464
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge
MA 02139
U.S.A.

Phone : +1-617-253-6526
Fax   : +1-617-258-5042
email : pib@mit.edu

http://yoric.mit.edu

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7.12 Post-Doc: University of Maryland
Contributed by: Kyler Abernathy, kabernat@ngs.org

PostDoctoral position in Embedded Networked Systems
The University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP)

Remote Imaging of Community Ecology via Animal-borne Wireless Networks

Project Description: The University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP), the
National Geographic Society (NGS) and Princeton University are collaborating
on a four-year NSF-funded project to construct a wireless network of animal-borne
embedded devices that will be deployed and tested in a biologically relevant
application. The networked devices will provide not only geo-location data, but
also execute cooperative strategies that save battery-life by selectively recording
bandwidth-intensive audio and high-definition video footage of occurrences of animal
group behavior of interest.

An environmental protection agency of the Canadian government will use this system
to investigate the causes behind the heavy predation that is victimizing a species
of Caribou in their territory. Hence, the results and experience gained in this project
will guide the development of effective autonomous systems for the monitoring and
protection of endangered species. There is also the potential for using wide-reaching
media resources to disseminate the results of this project to a broad audience, which
will increase awareness for the protection of endangered species.

PostDoctoral Job description: The project’s team is searching for a PostDoctoral
researcher who will be responsible for the development, testing and performance
evaluation of the networked embedded devices. These will extend existing video-
recording devices (Crittercam) that have been developed by NGS. The new devices
will be equipped with low-power GPS localization, wireless communication and on-
board execution of distributed algorithms for data storage, streaming and processing,
as well as other functionalities such as battery management. The work will be
developed at the Remote Imaging laboratories, located in the headquarters of NGS
in Washington DC, and it will benefit from the guidance and mentorship of experienced
engineers.

The Postdoctoral researcher will interact with other team-members at the University
of Maryland and Princeton University. More specifically these teams will evaluate
and develop distributed algorithms (Maryland) and determine data to be collected
and develop biologically-relevant models (Princeton). The intellectual merit of
the work is in development of methods for hardware integration to build distributed
networks of embedded devices that are capable of executing algorithms, subject to
severe power and weight constraints.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, or related field,
and most of the following skills:
• Experience or willing to learn RF/microwave design, wireless mesh networks, software/
firmware integration, schematic design and layout.
• Hands on experience in hardware systems integration.
• Prior experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences in
relevant fields.

Career development opportunities: In addition to the experience gained through this
project, the team will provide assistance in career development and in the post-project
job search process in industry and/or academia.

To find out more about this position or to apply please go to www.nationalgeographic.com/jobs

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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7.13 Post-Doc: Technion, Haifa, Israel
Contributed by: Moshe Idan, moshe.idan@technion.ac.il

Post-Doc: Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel

A two year post-doctoral position in the area of stochastic estimation and control
is available at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute
of Technology, in Haifa, Israel. The position is related to and funded by a research
grant from the Bi-national US-Israel Science Foundation (BSF), addressing estimation
and control of dynamical systems with non-Gaussian noises characterized by heavy tailed,
e.g., Cauchy distributions. The work will involve both theoretical/analytical derivations
and numerical studies, carried out in close cooperation with a team form the Department
of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA.

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in either engineering (aerospace,
mechanical, electrical, or similar), computer science or applied mathematics, with an
emphasis on stochastic control and estimation, optimization and random processes.
The applicant must have strong programming (Matlab, C/C++ and other) skills.

Application material should include:
- a cover letter,
- detailed curriculum vitae, including educational background and a list of
  publications,
- unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts,
- at least two letters of recommendation and/or contact information for at least
  two referees.

The material should be submitted in pdf format via e-mail to Prof. Moshe Idan,
moshe.idan@technion.ac.il

Applications will be handled in strict confidentiality and will be reviewed as
they arrive until the position is filled.

For further inquiries, please contact Moshe Idan at moshe.idan@technion.ac.il.

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7.14 Post-Doc: George Washington University
Contributed by: Taeyoung Lee, tylee@gwu.edu

Two PhD (or Postdoc) position is available immediately at the Department of
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, Washington
DC (http://www.mae.seas.gwu.edu).

This project involves the development of both nonlinear control theory and experimental
systems for complex maneuvers of aerospace systems. One position will be focused
on theoretical analyses and numerical simulations, and another position will be
responsible for hardware developments and control system implementations.

1. Nonlinear Control
The first research associate will develop robust adaptive control systems for
multiple rigid bodies, with applications to quadrotor UAVs and small satellites.
Backgrounds in all or some of the following areas are desirable: Lagrangian/Hamiltonian
mechanics, Lyapunov stability, optimization, differentiable geometry, and Matlab
programming.

2. Hardware Development
The second research associate will design and develop a hardware system for a quadrotor
UAV. This includes utilizing a vision-based motion capture system for accurate position
and attitude estimation. Successful candidates are expected to have strong backgrounds
in electric circuit design, real time operating systems, and C programming.

Candidates should apply by email to Dr. Taeyoung Lee (tylee@gwu.edu) with a CV
summarizing backgrounds and research experiences. Applicants for PhD are expected to
have GRE (and TOEFL if needed).

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7.15 Post-Doc: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Contributed by: Fan Yang, yangfan@stinghua.edu.cn

The joint group of professors from the Departments of Automation and Chemical
Engineering at Tsinghua University invites applications for 2 postdoctoral
research fellow positions in process safety monitoring.

The main research domains include:
- Abnormal situation management and early event detection;
- Data mining and fusion of process data, alarm data, and process connectivity;
- Smart alarm monitoring and alarm system design;
- Capture and reasoning of process topology or causality;
- Application and improvement of LOPA and HAZOP analysis.

The position is funded by the National Basic Research Program of China and the
National Natural Science Foundation of China. The position includes individual
research, interaction with faculty and students and collaborative work in research
projects. Opportunities to participate in teaching and grant writing can also
be arranged.

Candidates should have strong research and publication record and a PhD degree
(or be near completion) in a relevant field, such as process control, process
systems engineering or applied mathematics. Candidates should also have a sufficient
experience in MATLAB/Simulink or other computing tools. Good knowledge of the English
OR Chinese languages is necessary. The initial duration of the position is 2 years
and may be extended.

The application marked "Postdoc application" with curriculum vitae (English OR
Chinese) attached as a single file should be submitted to Dr. Fan Yang at
yangfan@tsinghua.edu.cn. The positions will remain open until filled.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Fan Yang
Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
yangfan@tsinghua.edu.cn
http://www.au.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/auen/1713/2011/2011082910382024290...


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7.16 Post-Doc: Arizona State University
Contributed by: Daniel E. Rivera, daniel.rivera@asu.edu

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Control Systems Engineering
Laboratory at Arizona State University (CSEL, http://csel.asu.edu). This position
is in support of two US National Institutes of Health grants focused on applying
system identification, dynamical systems, and control engineering principles to
develop novel time- varying interventions for chronic, relapsing disorders in
behavioral health. These interventions play an increasingly prominent role in a
wide variety of areas of public health importance, including drug abuse, HIV/AIDS,
cancer, mental health, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular health, and aging.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline with strong demonstrated
analytical and computing skills. An ideal candidate has expertise in the following
areas: system identification, model predictive control, and simulation and optimization
of stochastic systems. Activities associated with these projects will be performed
in a highly interdisciplinary environment involving psychologists (clinical, quantitative,
developmental), statisticians, and computer scientists. Strong communication skills
and the ability to interact in a diverse intellectual environment are a must. Women
and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Additional
information regarding CSEL's efforts in this area can be found in

http://csel.asu.edu/health

A competitive salary is available for well-qualified individuals. The initial
appointment is for one year, renewable for additional years based on performance
and continued availability of funds. Interested individuals should apply to Professor
Daniel E. Rivera, Program Director, Control Systems Engineering Laboratory at
daniel.rivera@asu.edu. Please include a CV, a list of three references, and a brief
statement of research interests. Copies of significant authored publications in themes
relevant to the projects are welcome.

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7.17 Faculty: Washington University in Saint Louis
Contributed by: Hiro Mukai, mukai@ese.wustl.edu

Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the
assistant professor level for the fall 2012 academic year. Well qualified
candidates at the associate and full professor levels will also be considered.
Candidates should be exceptionally strong, possess novel and creative visions
of research, and commit gladly to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering,
Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related fields. Technical areas
of interest include, but are not limited to, systems and control, computational
mathematics, optimization, applied statistics, stochastic processes, signal
processing and imaging. Applications include biology, energy, the environment,
robotics, network sciences, and modeling of physical and complex systems. In
addition to teaching, successful candidates are expected to conduct research,
publish in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in department and University
service.

Washington University in St. Louis is a medium-size private university of
approximately 6000 undergraduate and 6000 graduate and professional students,
which enjoys high academic standing and a strong and growing national reputation.
In U.S. News & World Report, Washington University is ranked 13th among national
universities. The ESE department presently has 13 full-time tenured and tenure-
track and 4 senior faculty. There are approximately 150 undergraduate students,
and 70 graduate students. The Department is moving into a new building, the
Preston M. Green Hall with state-of-the art facilities, in Fall 2011 and is
in an expansion mode. The department offers separate undergraduate and graduate
degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Systems Science and Engineering. The
University is located in a semi-urban area, adjacent to Forest Park, with many
cultural and recreational activities. More information on the department is
available at http://www.ese.wustl.edu.

Applications will be accepted immediately, and interviews will begin soon.

Applicants should prepare in electronic format (PDF) a letter of interest, a
curriculum vitae, a list of at least 5 academic or professional references,
and statements of vision for both research and teaching. Complete details can
be found at: http://ese.wustl.edu/aboutthedepartment/Pages/faculty-openings.aspx.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Employment
eligibility verification required upon employment.

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7.18 Faculty: York University, Canada
Contributed by:  JINJUN SHAN,jjshan@yorku.ca

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Space Engineering: 2 positions
Home Faculty: Science and Engineering
Home Department/Area/Division: Engineering
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2012

http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/listpositions.jsp?page=1

YORK UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

York University is delighted to announce a $100M transformative expansion that
will lead to the creation of the Lassonde School of Engineering. Supported by
a generous donation from Pierre Lassonde and by the Government of Ontario and
York University, this ambitious project builds on the successes of the present
School of Engineering, which currently offers fully accredited and innovative
programs in Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering and Space Engineering,
as well as a new program in Software Engineering (eng.yorku.ca). The planned
expansion will lead to new programs in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

This major initiative provides a unique opportunity for both senior and junior
faculty to help lead the creation of innovative teaching and research programs
that integrate the diverse areas of Engineering, Law, Business, Sciences and
Humanities, within the multidisciplinary environment of York University.

SPACE ENGINEERING: TWO POSITIONS

We seek outstanding candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position
in Space Engineering with a commitment to liaising between Space Engineering
and Mechanical Engineering. The ideal candidate would demonstrate substantial
experience in topics such as: heat transfer and thermodynamics; space materials;
smart composite materials for lightweight space structures; thermal and mechanical
coatings; space propulsion; spacecraft control; spacecraft systems and design;
multidisciplinary design optimization.

We seek outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor position in Space
Engineering with expertise in areas including, but not limited to: space electronic
systems; space communications; spacecraft navigation and control; space
instrumentation; spacecraft/satellite design; solid state physics with
applications to space; space/planetary exploration; space environment;
ground testing.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Candidates must have a strong commitment to engineering research and the
profession, and be effective educators. Candidates must hold earned undergraduate
and PhD degrees in the relevant Engineering field, or a closely related discipline.
Successful candidates shall demonstrate commitment to the engineering profession
by being licensed as a Professional Engineer, or by becoming licensed soon after
appointment. Candidates must have the strategic skills and vision necessary to
advance the School of Engineering towards higher levels of excellence within a
rapidly evolving multi-disciplinary and high-technology environment. Candidates
at the Associate Professor rank must have international recognition in their
specific discipline(s) with a record of excellence in technical, academic and
professional achievements. Candidates at the Assistant Professor rank must have
a growing international research reputation as well as a strong interest in
teaching and state-of-the-art curriculum development. All successful candidates
must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Positions will commence: July 1, 2012 and/or January 1, 2013. All York University
positions are subject to budgetary approval.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Drawing on York University’s strengths not only in engineering and the sciences
but also in business, law, the humanities, and social sciences, the future Lassonde
School of Engineering will ensure that engineering students are broadly educated
to support future economic and social development. By embodying York University’s
core values of social responsibility, global citizenship and interdisciplinary
education, the new Lassonde School of Engineering will provide a unique approach
to developing a new generation of entrepreneurial engineers with a social conscience.

ABOUT YORK UNIVERSITY

York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university
in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and
graduate level in Toronto – Canada’s most international city. The third largest
university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 62,000
students, faculty and staff, as well as 240,000 alumni worldwide. York’s 10
Faculties and 28 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that
is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program
can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained
by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will
be given priority.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2012. Applicants should forward a
curriculum vitae, a statement of their contributions to research, teaching and
curricular development, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent to:

Chair, Search Committee
School of Engineering
Lassonde Building 1012M
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Canada
Telephone: (416) 650-8215
Fax: (416) 650-8135
E-mail: eng@yorku.ca
Website: http://eng.yorku.ca/

Posting End Date: February 15, 2012

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7.19 Faculty: Georgia Institute of Technology
Contributed by: Magnus Egerstedt, magnus@gatech.edu

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech has openings
for tenure track positions at all faculty ranks. Applicants should have an earned
Ph.D. or equivalent. Demonstrated potential for teaching and research is required.
Related industry experience is desirable.

Candidates are sought in the following areas: analog, digital, and mixed signal
circuit and system design and simulation; applications of nanotechnology and
biotechnology to functional photonic and electronic devices and systems;
bioinformatics and biomedical applications, communication systems, terrestrial
sensing and applied electromagnetics; systems & controls; robotics; and image
& video processing.

Interested candidates should send a resume with letter of interest as a PDF
file via email to:
Douglas B. Williams, Interim Chair
doug.williams@ece.gatech.edu

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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7.20 Faculty: Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China
Contributed by: Xiang Qiu,qiuxiang@zjut.edu.cn

The discipline of Information Processing and Automation Technology belongs to
the College of Information Engineering of Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT),
and is one of prior disciplines in Zhejiang province. The discipline consisted of
faculty with expertise ranging broadly from control, electronics, Computer Science
and Engineering.

For further information of the university, please visit http://www.zjut.edu.cn

Excellent PhD and Distinguish Professor are needed in the discipline of Information
Processing & Automation Technology in the College of Information Engineering at
Zhejiang University of Technology. Applicants are welcome from various research
directions such as Advanced Control Theory, Embedded Systems & Applications, Motion
Control, Network Technology, also likely in areas such as intelligent systems and
information technology. The applicants are expected to have a strong interest in
pursuing academic research in information processing & automation technology.

Requirements:
- have an earned PhD degree from a reputable university;
- have performed high-quality research with a good track record of competitive
  research experience in terms of good journal publications and research grants;
- have good command of English and Chinese;
- have the potential to reach excellence in the research field;
- have an ambition to build a research group and attract external funding;
- Strong leadership skills, along with an entrepreneurial attitude towards innovations.

Treatments:
- well research environment and development of space;
- preferential allowance and other insurance, welfare, and so on;
- sufficient research funding;
- grants for purchase housing and other well treatment;

Credentials:
- one resume about personal information, detailed learning and working Experience,
  research and teaching achievements, and your request;
- research projects and funding recently five years;
- research achievements and awards, published paper recently five years;

Electronic submission of application is encouraged and can be forwarded to:
Mr. Xiang Qiu
The College of Information Engineering
Zhejiang University of Technology
HangZhou, China ,  310023
Additional questions about the position, the discipline, the treatment,or further
information regarding the application process may be addressed to Mr. Xiang Qiu
via e-mail at qiuxiang@zjut.edu.cn    or     please call  +86-13867469319


Additional information about the ZJUT:
The year 1953 saw the establishment of a new Zhejiang University of Technology in
Hangzhou, the picturesque historical and cultural city in China. The present university,
as a provincial key comprehensive university, can offer not only engineering courses,
but also a large range of disciplines. And with a national key laboratory and three
post-doctoral programs, the University is entitled to confer degrees of master, doctor,
MBA. In addition, it has been granted the right to recommend outstanding undergraduates
as candidates for graduate programs in other universities without entrance examinations
and the right to recruit international students as well as students from Hong Kong, Macao,
and Taiwan.

The university now consists of 3 campuses, covering a total area of over 213 hectares
with a floor space of 840,000 square meters. It has 21 colleges and 2 departments. At
present, there are about 30,000 registered full-time undergraduates and diplomats, together
with 2,300 postgraduates. The university has a faculty of 2,800, among whom over 800 are
professors and associate professors. ZJUT now has one academician of CAE (Chinese Academy
of Engineering), and three academicians of CAE and CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) whom
ZJUT shares with other institutions of high education or research. Now it runs 14 doctoral
degree programs,71 master degree programs, and 55 undergraduate programs. Its 60,000-square
-meter university library now has collected books of over 3,200,000 volumes (with electronic
books included) and over 17,000 kinds of Chinese and foreign journals and periodicals.

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7.21 Faculty: University of Maryland
Contributed by: Derek Paley, dpaley@umd.edu

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College
Park (http://www.enae.umd.edu) is seeking highly qualified tenure-track faculty
to complement its core research areas, which include aerodynamics and propulsion,
smart and composite structures, space systems, rotorcraft, autonomous vehicle
systems and small smart aerospace systems. Towards this goal, the department
is seeking candidates with demonstrated competency and academic leadership in
the areas of space systems and human factors, as well as satellite design.
Additionally, candidates working in the areas of micro- and nano- air vehicles;
morphing aircraft systems; V/stol systems; human factors; green aviation; wind
turbines; and hypersonic aerodynamics and propulsion are also encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and education
plan, and the names of at least four references should be submitted online by
January 20, 2012. Applications may be submitted online at
https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55994>.

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7.22 Faculty: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Contributed by: Agung Julius, agung@ecse.rpi.edu

CONTROL SYSTEMS AND/OR MECHATRONICS

The School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications
for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
with tenure in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
(ECSE).  The School is undertaking a bold faculty expansion initiative seeking to
add faculty in research clusters linked to areas of strategic priority including
Energy Systems, Infrastructure, Materials and Manufacturing, and Bio-Engineering. 
Within this initiative, the ECSE Department is seeking outstanding faculty candidates
in the area of Control Systems and/or Mechatronics with demonstrated research and
teaching capability in fundamental control systems as well as interest and experience
in relevant areas of energy systems, power systems, manufacturing, robotics, and/or
cyber-physical systems.

Interested candidates should visit the ECSE website at                 

http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/jobs.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and
ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.  Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Title: JOB OPENING: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Engineering Physics

The Physical Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites
applications for an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position to begin
in the fall of 2012.  We are seeking candidates with broad expertise in (preferably
experimental) research matching our existing areas of focus including dynamics and
control, spacecraft instrumentation, space physics, upper atmosphere physics and
remote sensing.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics, engineering or a closely
related field, have a promising research record and is expected to pursue an
externally funded research program.

The Physical Sciences Department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in Engineering
Physics and a BS degree in Space Physics; the candidate should therefore have
a strong interest in teaching engineering and physics topics at both the under-
graduate and graduate levels.

Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will be open
until filled. Applications should include: a cover letter addressing how your
experience fits the job description, curriculum vitae, complete publication list,
names and addresses of three referees, and statements of teaching philosophy and
anticipated research program(s).

Applications may be submitted to Mahmut.Reyhanoglu@erau.edu (Associate Department
Chair) or John.Hughes@erau.edu (Search Committee Chair).

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7.24 Faculty: University of Bristol, U.K
Contributed by: Mario di Bernardo, m.dibernardo@bristol.ac.uk

Three positions (at the assistant and associate professor level) are currently
available in the area of dynamical systems and control at the Department of
Engineering Mathematics of the University of Bristol, U.K. For further details
see: http://www.bris.ac.uk/boris/jobs/feeds/ads?ID=104391
Deadline for applications is 16th January 2012.

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7.25 Faculty: Princeton University
Contributed by: Naomi Leonard, naomi@princeton.edu

Princeton University
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Department of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University invite applications for a tenure-
track assistant professor position in Energy Sciences and Engineering. We are especially
interested in candidates in the fields of energy systems analysis and integration,
energy storage technologies, and waste heat recovery.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D.
in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and must have a demonstrated record of
outstanding research, the ability to establish an independent research program, and a
commitment to teaching both undergraduates and graduate students.

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment was founded in 2008 to foster
interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the areas of sustainable energy,
energy conservation, and environmental protection and remediation.  The center
encompasses faculty from a wide range of departments across the university.  We
seek candidates with background and skills in areas of the department but who also
can build ties and collaborate with other members of the Center.  More information
can be found at www.princeton.edu/acee.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton seeks faculty members
who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a demonstrated
commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department and
attract and retain students of all races, nationalities and genders.  We strongly
encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, including a list of publications and
presentations, a summary of research accomplishments and future plans, a teaching
statement, and contact information for at least three references online at
http://jobs.princeton.edu.  Personal statements that summarize teaching experience
and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity are encouraged.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable
EEO and affirmative action regulations.  Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.

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7.26 Faculty: Wichita State University
Contributed by: Animesh Chakravarthy, animesh.chakravarthy@wichita.edu

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Wichita State
University has multiple open tenure-eligible faculty positions at the assistant
professor level in Data Mining/Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Computer
Networking, Controls/Robotics, and Electronics. Duties and responsibilities of
all positions include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising under-
graduate students, supervising MS and PhD students in their theses and dissertations,
obtaining research funding, conducting an active research program, publishing the
results of research, actively participating in professional societies, and service
to the department, college and university. Complete information can be found on our
website, www.eecs.wichita.edu.

To ensure full consideration, the complete application package must be submitted
online at jobs.wichita.edu by January 15, 2012. Applications will be continuously
reviewed after that date until determinations are made with regard to filling the
positions. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory
criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.

Questions only (not applications) can be directed to the search chair, Ward Jewell,
wardj@ieee.org.

Wichita State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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7.27 Faculty: University of New South Wales at ADFA, Canberra
Contributed by: Ian Petersen, i.r.petersen@gmail.com

Academic level B (tenure track)

School of Engineering and Information Technology
University of New South Wales at ADFA (Canberra)

Level B

Salary: $AU 84,927 - $AU 100,119 pa + super

Tenure Track with a 5 year tenure period

This is a tenure track position with a 5 year tenure period. During this tenure
period, the position will be primarily research only and related to a specific
ARC Laureate Fellowship research project. Subject to the candidate meeting the
requirements of tenure, the position will be converted to a permanent Teaching
and Research position in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at
the end of the tenure period. If the candidate does not meet the requirements of
tenure, the position will terminate at the end of the tenure period.

The successful applicant will require the following attributes:

*A PhD, or equivalent in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.
*An ability to undertake internationally competitive research, demonstrated by
 achievement in publication, research funding, supervision of research projects,
 preferably including higher degree research students
*Ability and experience in teaching at the university level
*Ability to add to the School’s current expertise in research and teaching
 in the area of Control Theory with an emphasis on control theory research
 in the areas of Quantum Control, Stochastic Control, Consensus, Multi-agent
 Systems or Mean Field Theory.
*An ability and willingness to contribute to aspects of School and Faculty
 administration as required
*Demonstrated academic leadership
*An ability to communicate well in English, both orally and in writing and
 including demonstrated listening skills
*A knowledge and understanding of equity and diversity and OHS procedures
 and practices


Enquiries:

Ian Petersen, T +61 2 6268 8446, E: i.petersen@adfa.edu.au

Application procedure and closing date:

A position description and selection criteria will be available from
http://hr.unsw.adfa.edu.au/employment/index.html (The details regarding this
position will not be available on this web site until after 15 Jan 2012)

The closing date is 15 Feb, 2012; however, consideration of applications will
be on going until the position is filled.

 
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7.26 Support Engineer: Honeywell
Contributed by: Greg Stewart, greg.stewart@honeywell.com

Support Engineer for Automotive Control Technology

This position is responsible for deployment and support of advanced control
software and systems for diesel and gasoline engines and their associated after
treatment devices. This includes product improvements, and production and
commissioning of advanced control solutions.. Primary responsibilities involve
work on deploying, training, and supporting customers on control strategies
for the aforementioned applications.

Responsibilities:
1. Customer facing role responsible for deploying, training and supporting
   Honeywell customers on advanced control technologies in automotive applications.
   This includes phone support, onsite commissioning, configuration and tuning.
   6 – 8 weeks of travel can be expected to customer sites per development project.
2. Compiling customer feedback and interacting with the development team for
   product enhancements.
3. Play a leading role in customer and field training sessions

Minimum Requirements:

1. Masters degree in control engineering, preferably with background in mechanical
   engineering.
2. Excellent communication skills in English. Multilingual capability will be an asset.
3. Ability to effectively teach and mentor application engineers. The candidate is
   expected to deliver training courses covering nonlinear control, model predictive
   control, robust control, optimization, nonlinear modeling and identification.  Ability
   to learn these items is a must.
4. Experience with the operation and control of internal combustion engines, both gasoline
   and diesel, and their associated aftertreatment devices.
5. Previous experience with automotive software development and calibration is beneficial.
6. Willingness and ability to travel globally

How to apply:
To find the posting, use job number search in CAREERS at www.Honeywell.com with job
number 00174471 with Czech Republic selected for country.

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7.27 Control Engineer: Honeywell
Contributed by: Greg Stewart, greg.stewart@honeywell.com

Control Engineer in Automotive Technology

This position is responsible for development, implementation and delivery of
advanced control software and systems for diesel and gasoline engines and their
associated after treatment devices. This includes participating in R&D projects,
product improvements, and production and pilot testing of advanced control solutions. 
Primary responsibilities involve work on developing advanced control strategies for
the aforementioned applications.

Responsibilities:
1. Requirements analysis, design, development and testing of control system software
   applications according to the defined company process.
2. Sustaining engineering activities necessary to maintain and improve the existing
   advanced identification and control software products according to the defined company
   process
3. Provide technical product support to the Honeywell field organization and to customers.
   This includes phone support, onsite commissioning, configuration and tuning. 2-4
   weeks of travel per year can be expected for advanced technical support.
4. Participate in customer and field training sessions as domain expert.

Minimum Requirements:
1. Master’s degree in engineering
2. Ph.D. degree in control engineering

3. Excellent communication skills in English. Multilingual capability will be an asset.
4. Proven ability to do independent research and development.
5. Experience in the development of industrial software applications in a formal
   software development environment is an asset.
6. Experience with MATLAB, Simulink and C language, ability to use Windows XP or
   Windows 7 operating system.
7. Experience with the operation and control of internal combustion engines, both
   gasoline and diesel, and their associated aftertreatment devices.
8. Previous experience with automotive software development and calibration is beneficial.
9. Willingness and ability to travel globally

How to apply:
To find the posting, use job number search in CAREERS at www.Honeywell.com with job
number 00173231 with Czech Republic selected for country.

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