SCONES 2 - Symposium on Control of Network Systems

The 2nd Symposium on the COntrol of NEtwork Systems (SCONES) will be held on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Photonics Center, Room 906, on the campus of Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

SCONES is associated with the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS), a publication sponsored by the  IEEE Control Systems Society and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Its purpose is to help coalesce and broaden the scientific community working on questions relating to networks and control, either mathematical and/or of interest to a variety of application domains. SCONES 2017 is the second such symposium; information on the first can be found here.

SCONES 2017 will feature invited talks from research leaders and a contributed poster session. Themes of emphasis this year include: game theory, optimization, power networks, multi-agent and robotic networks, social networks, transportation networks, and biological networks.

The  SCONES 2017 Chairs
Yannis Paschalidis, TCNS Editor-in-Chief, and
Jeff Shamma, TCNS Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Begin End Talk Title Speakers
8:45AM 9:15AM Breakfast  
9:15AM 9:30AM Welcome  

Session 1: Game Theory and Distributed Optimization

Chair & Organizer: Jeff Shamma

9:30AM 10:00AM  Learning Nash Equilibria in Convex Games Maryam Kamgarpour
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
10:00AM 10:30AM Common Knowledge and Games of Asymmetric Information Ashutosh Nayyar
University of Southern California
10:30AM 11:00AM On Strategic Information Transmission and Deception Games Cedric Langbort
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
11:00AM 11:30AM Behavioral Game Theory for Cyber-Physical Systems Optimization Walid Saad, Virgina Tech
11:30AM 1:00PM Lunch and Poster Session

Session 2: Power Networks

Chair & Organizer: Steven Low

1:00PM 1:30PM Approximations of Variational Problems in Power Systems Operations Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University
1:30PM 2:00PM On the Dynamics of Solar Adoption: Equilibrium, Stability, and Limiting Capacity Lang Tong, Cornell University
2:30PM 3:00PM Some Optimization Problems in Smart Grids Steven Low, California Institute of Technology
3:00PM 3:20PM Break and Poster Session

Session 3: Multi-Agent and Robotic Networks

Chair & Organizer: Sonia Martinez

3:20PM 3:50PM Distributed Cooperative Decision-Making in Multi-Armed Bandits Naomi Leonard, Princeton University
3:50PM 4:20PM     Resilient Distributed Formal Synthesis Calin Belta, Boston University
4:20PM 4:50PM Decision-Theoretic Approaches for Decentralized Asynchronous Multiagent Coordination in Non-Stationary Environments Jonathan How, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:50PM 5:20PM Decentralized Cooperative Localization Algorithms for a Team of Communicating Mobile Robots Solmaz Kia, University of California at Irvine
5:20PM 6:20PM Reception: Photonics 9th floor
6:20PM 8:00PM Dinner

SCONES 2: Agenda Day 1: Link to Abstracts

Begin End Talk Title Speakers
9:00AM 9:30AM Breakfast

Session 4: Biological Networks

Chair & Organizer: Ioannis Paschalidis

9:30AM 10:00AM "Power Network” of Genetic Circuits: Hidden Interactions and Their Mitigation Through Decentralized Feedback Control Domitilla Del Vecchio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:00AM 10:30AM From Genetic Traits to Edgetic Traits Marc Vidal, Harvard University
10:30AM 11:00AM Observing and Controlling the States of Nonlinear Biological Networks Adilson Motter, Northwestern University
11:00AM 11:30AM Global Mapping of Protein Interaction Networks Andrew Emili, Boston University
11:30AM 1:00PM Lunch and Poster Session

Session 5: Social Networks and Transportation Networks

Chair & Organizer: Fabio Fagnani and Giacomo Como

1:00PM 1:30PM Network Games: Information, Consensus, and Control Ben Golub, Harvard University
1:30PM 2:00PM Aggregate Reward Programs Amir Ajorlou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:00PM 2:30PM Analysis and Control of Traffic Flow on Signalized Arterial Networks Ketan Savla, University of Southern California
2:30PM 3:00PM On Distributed Control of Flow Networks via Generalized Proportional Allocation Giacomo Como, Politecnico di Torino and Lund University
3:00PM 3:10PM Closing Remarks

SCONES 2: Agenda day 2: Link to Abstracts