June 2015 - E-LETTER

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 Extented deadline for IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015
1.2 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
2. Journals and books
2.1 Contents: Journal of Control and Decision
2.2 Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems
2.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
2.4 Contents: Automatica
2.5 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems
2.6 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
2.7 CFP: Asian Journal of Control
2.8 Recent Advances on Multisensor Attitude Estimation: Fundamental Concepts and Applications
3. Conferences
3.1 World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
3.2 IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligence Systems
3.3 ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments
3.4 Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
3.5 Nonlinear Control and Geometry Conference
3.6 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications
3.7 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
4. Workshops and Tutorials
4.1  Workshop: Recent Advances and Future Directions on Adaptation and Control
4.2  Mini-Symposium on Stochastic Control: Computational Approaches to Large-scale Problems
4.3  Mini-Symposium on Stochastic Systems and Applications
4.4  International Workshop on Hybrid Systems Biology
4.5  Tutorial on Autonomy and Machine Intelligence in Complex Systems
5. Graduate Schools
5.1  Summer School on Positive invariance as a set-theoretic tool for fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control
5.2  International Summer Course on Multivariable Control: Automotive applications
6. Positions
6.1  PhD: Lund University, Sweden
6.2  PhD: University of Sheffield, UK
6.3  PhD: University of Toulouse, France
6.4  PhD: University of Oxford, UK
6.5  PhD: Gipsa-lab, France
6.6  PhD: Gipsa-lab, France
6.7  PhD: Grenoble-Alpes University, France
6.8  PhD/Post-Doc: Università del Salento, Italy
6.9  PhD/Post-Doc: Clemson University, USA
6.10 PhD/Post-Doc: Imperial College London, UK
6.11 Post-Doc: INRIA, France
6.12 Post-Doc: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
6.13 Post-Doc: Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
6.14 Post-Doc: George Washington University, USA
6.15 Post-Doc/Research Engineer: University of Grenoble, France
6.16 Teaching position: University of California Santa Barbara, USA
6.17 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, China
6.18 Faculty: Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey
6.19 R&D Internship: GE Global Research, Munich, Germany
1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 Extented deadline for IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015
Contributed by: Frank Allgöwer, frank.allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de
The IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) is proud to present the
2015 IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest
Participants are asked to prepare a video clip of the at most five minutes length on any subject related to the automatic control field.
The video may focus on a particular topic or on the field in general, but has to have the potential to promote the field.
The IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest is open for submissions until the extended deadline of July 21 2015. No further extension will be possible. Everybody from within and from outside the controls community is invited to participate.
All videos are equally judged by a jury and the top three videos will be awarded $1000, $500, and $250 for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively. In addition, the 1st place receives financial support to attend the 2015 IEEE Multi-
Conference on Systems and Control (MSC) which takes place in Sydney, Australia, September 21 to 23, 2015 (http://www.msc2015.org/), where the top videos will be presented to the public and an award ceremony will be held at MSC.
For more information, go to http://www.ieeecss.org/video-contest.
Important Dates:
July 21, 2015:        Extended deadline for video clip submissions
Beginning of August:  Winners are notified
Sept. 21-23, 2015:   Awards ceremony during MSC 2015
The contest is hosted by the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart (http://www.ist.uni-stuttgart.de/).
1.2 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@nd.edu
CSS Publications Content Digest
The IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest is a novel and convenient guide that helps readers keep track of the latest published articles. 
The CSS Publications Content Digest, available at http://ieeecss.org/publications-content-digest provides lists of current tables of contents of the periodicals sponsored by the Control Systems Society. 
Each issue offers readers a rapid means to survey and access the latest peer-reviewed papers of the IEEE Control Systems Society.
We also include links to the Society's sponsored Conferences to give readers a preview of upcoming meetings. 
1.3 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs, ekovacs2@nd.edu
Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 
Volume 60 (2015), Issue  (6)
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 
- Scanning-the-Issue p. 1453
- Optimal Pricing and Sequencing in a Make-to-Order System with Batch Demand. L. Chen, Y. Feng, G. Hao, M. F. Keblis p. 1455 
- Distributed Controllers for Multi-Agent Coordination via Gradient-Flow Approach. K. Sakurama, S-i. Azuma, T. Sugie p. 1471 
- LQ Nash Games with Random Entrance. An Infinite Horizon Major Player and Minor Players of Finite Horizons. I. Kordonis, G. P. Papavassilopoulos p. 1486 
- Model-Based Modes Detection and Discernibility for Switched Affine Discrete-Time Systems. M. Halimi, G. Millerioux, J. Daafouz p. 1501 
- Least Restrictive Supervisors for Intersection Collision Avoidance: A Scheduling Approach. A. Colombo, D. Del Vecchio p. 1515 
- Optimal Temporal Logic Control for Deterministic Transition Systems with Probabilistic Penalties. M. Svorenova, I. Cerna, C. Belta p. 1528 
- Failure Detection Framework for Stochastic Discrete Event Systems with Guaranteed Error Bounds. J. Chen, R. Kumar p. 1542 
- Optimal Energy-Aware Epidemic Routing in DTNs. S. Eshghi, MHR. Khouzani, S. Sarkar, N. B. Shroff, S. S. Venkatesh p. 1554 
- Stochastic Failure Prognosability of Discrete Event Systems. J. Chen, R. Kumar p. 1570 
- Decentralized Isolation of Multiple Sensor Faults in Large-Scale Interconnected Nonlinear Systems. V. Reppa, M. M. Polycarpou, C. Panayiotou p. 1582 
- Safety Controller Synthesis Using Human Generated Trajectories. A. Winn, A. A. Julius p. 1597 
- Graph Controllability Classes for the Laplacian Leader-Follower Dynamics. C. O. Aguilar, B. Gharesifard p. 1611 
Technical Notes and Correspondence 
- Finite-Frequency Model Reduction of Two-Dimensional Digital Filters. D-W. Ding, X. Du, X. Li p. 1624 
- State Attraction under Language Specification for the Reconfiguration of Discrete Event Systems. A. Nooruldeen, K. W. Schmidt p. 1630 
- System Identification Under Regular, Binary, and Quantized Observations: Moderate Deviations Error Bounds. Q. He, G. Yin, L. Y. Wang p. 1635 
- Distributed Randomized PageRank Algorithm Based on Stochastic Approximation. J-L. Lei, H-F. Chen p. 1641 
- Multivariate Spectral Estimation Based on the Concept of Optimal Prediction. M. Zorzi p. 1647 
- Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation for Tracking under Unknown but Bounded Disturbances. O. Granichin, N. Amelina p. 1653 
- An Optimal Control Approach to the Multi-Agent Persistent Monitoring Problem in Two-Dimensional Spaces. X. Lin, C. G. Cassandras p. 1659 
- A New Approach to Design Interval Observers for Linear Systems. F. Cacace, A. Germani, C. Manes p. 1665 
- On Necessity and Robustness of Dissipativity in Economic Model Predictive Control. M. A. Muller, D. Angeli, F. Allgöwer p. 1671 
- Adaptive Cooperative Output Regulation for a Class of Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems. L. Liu p. 1677 
- A New Structure Exploiting Derivation of Recursive Direct Weight Optimization. L. Dai, T. (B.) Schön p. 1683 
- Stabilization of Networked Control Systems with Sparse Observer-Controller Networks. M. Razeghi-Jahromi, A. Seyedi p. 1686 
- A Less Conservative LMI Condition for Stability of Discrete-Time Systems with Slope-Restricted Nonlinearities. N. S. Ahmad, J. Carrasco, W. P. Heath p. 1692 
- Nonlinear Local Stabilization of a Viscous Hamilton-Jacobi PDE. N. Bekiaris-Liberis, A. Bayen p. 1698 
- Stability Analysis with Dissipation Inequalities and Integral Quadratic Constraints. P. Seiler p. 1704 
- Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators on (Strongly) Connected Graphs. F. Núñez, Y. Wang, F. J. Doyle III p. 1710 
- Trajectory Based Approach for the Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Systems with Time Delays. F. Mazenc, M. Malisoff p. 1716 
- A Dissipativity Approach to Safety Verification for Interconnected Systems. S. Coogan, M. Arcak p. 1722 
2. Journals and books
2.1 Contents: Journal of Control and Decision
Contributed by: Changyun Wen, ecywen@ntu.edu.sg
Table of Contents
Journal of Control and Decision 
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2015 
- Measure of instability, Li Qiu, pages 87 - 98 
- Supervisory control of concurrent discrete-event systems, Rong Su, pages 99 - 123 
- An improved robust stability analysis for systems with two delays by extracting overlapping feature, Dushmanta K. Das, Sandip Ghosh & Bidyadhar Subudhi, pages 124 – 141 
- Mean-field backward stochastic differential equations with uniformly continuous generators, Guo Hancheng & Ren Xiuyun, pages 142 – 154 
This journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) to peer review manuscript submissions at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tjcd 
2.2 Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems
Contributed by: Lars Gruene, lars.gruene@uni-bayreuth.de
Table of Contents
Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS) 
Volume 27, Number 2 
- Time-varying additive perturbations of well-posed linear systems, Jian-Hua Chen, George Weiss, 149-185 
- Controllability properties of nonlinear systems induced by lifting, Kevin Grasse, 187-217 
- Further stabilization and exact observability results for voltage-actuated piezoelectric beams with magnetic effects, Ahmet Özkan Özer, 219-244 
- Stability Notions for a Class of Nonlinear Systems with Measure, Controls, Aneel Tanwani, Bernard Brogliato, Christophe Prieur, 245-275 
2.3 Contents: Control Engineering Practice 
Contributed by: Tobias Glück, cep@acin.tuwien.ac.at
Table of Contents
Control Engineering Practice 
Volume 39 
June 2015 
- Georges Pagis, Nicolas Bouton, Sebastien Briot, Philippe Martinet, Enlarging parallel robot workspace through Type-2 singularity crossing, Pages 1-11 
- Mokrane Boudaoud, Marcelo Gaudenzi De Faria, Yassine Haddab, Sinan Haliyo, Yann Le Gorrec, Philippe Lutz, Stéphane Régnier, Robust microscale grasping through a multimodel design: synthesis and real time implementation, Pages 12-22 
- M.A. Daneshwar, Norlaili Mohd Noh, Detection of stiction in flow control loops based on fuzzy clustering, Pages 23-34 
- Marcello Farina, Emanuele Osto, Andrea Perizzato, Luigi Piroddi, Riccardo Scattolini, Fault detection and isolation of bearings in a drive reducer of a hot steel rolling mill, Pages 35-44 
- Jianbin Xin, Rudy R. Negenborn, Gabriel Lodewijks, Event-driven receding horizon control for energy-efficient container handling, Pages 45-55 
- Jouko Kalmari, Juha Backman, Arto Visala, A toolkit for nonlinear model predictive control using gradient projection and code generation,Pages 56-66 
- Zehao Yang, Daniel T. Pollock, John T. Wen, Gain-scheduling control of vapor compression cycle for transient heat-flux removal,Pages 67-89 
- Daniel de A. Fernandes, Asgeir J. Sørensen, Kristin Y. Pettersen, Décio C. Donha, Output feedback motion control system for observation class ROVs based on a high-gain state observer: Theoretical and experimental results,Pages 90-102 
- Xiwei Zhao, Qianchuan Zhao, Wanzhou Li, Hongbing Yang, Second-order consensus predictive control for 360MN extrusion machine,Pages 103-112
2.4 Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: Elisa Capello, elisa.capello@polito.it
Table of Contents 
Vol. 56, June 2015 
- Convergence and synchronization in heterogeneous networks of smooth and piecewise smooth systems. Pietro DeLellis, Mario di Bernardo, Davide Liuzza. Pages 1-11
- Receding horizon control based consensus scheme in general linear multi-agent systems. Huiping Li, Weisheng Yan. Pages 12-18
- Bounded synchronization of a heterogeneous complex switched network. Lei Wang, Michael Z.Q. Chen, Qing-Guo Wang. Pages 19-24
- Selective pattern formation control: Spatial spectrum consensus and Turing instability approach. Kenji Kashima, Toshiyuki Ogawa, Tatsunari Sakurai. Pages 25-35
- Integral quadratic constraints for delayed nonlinear and parameter-varying systems. Harald Pfifer, Peter Seiler. Pages 36-43
- Extremum seeking of dynamical systems via gradient descent and stochastic approximation methods. Sei Zhen Khong, Ying Tan, Chris Manzie, Dragan Nešić. Pages 44-52
- System identification by discrete rational atoms. Qiuhui Chen, Weixiong Mai, Liming Zhang, Wen Mi. Pages 53-59
- Fast discrete consensus based on gossip for makespan minimization in networked systems. Mauro Franceschelli, Alessandro Giua, Carla Seatzu. Pages 60-69
- Parametrization of optimal fault detection filters. Xiaobo Li, Hugh H.T. Liu, Bin Jiang. Pages 70-77
- Temporal logic model predictive control. Ebru Aydin Gol, Mircea Lazar, Calin Belta. Pages 78-85
- Containment control for a social network with state-dependent connectivity. Zhen Kan, Justin R. Klotz, Eduardo L. Pasiliao Jr., Warren E. Dixon. Pages 86-92
- Supervisory control of discrete event systems with distinguishers. José E.R. Cury, Max Hering de Queiroz, Gustavo Bouzon, Marcelo Teixeira. Pages 93-104
- Passivity-based synchronization of a class of complex dynamical networks with time-varying delay. Jin-Liang Wang, Huai-Ning Wu, Tingwen Huang. Pages 105-112
2.5 Contents: International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 
Contributed by: Young Hoon Joo, journal@ijcas.com
Table of contents 
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS)
Vol. 13, No. 3, June 2015 
ISSN: 1598-6446 
Special Section on Advanced Control Theory and Techniques based on Data Fusion. 
- Guest Editorial. Fuchun Sun, Hongbo Li, Yuanqing Xia, and Jianwei Zhang, pp.501-502 
- High-speed Train Navigation System based on Multi-sensor Data Fusion and Map Matching Algorithm. Kwanghoon Kim, Sanghwan Seol, and Seung-Hyun Kong, pp.503-512 
- Data Fusion-based Resilient Control System under DoS Attacks: A Game Theoretic Approach. Yuan Yuan and Fuchun Sun, pp.513-520 
- RGB-D Sensor-based Visual Target Detection and Tracking for an Intelligent Wheelchair Robot in Indoors Environments. Hanzhen Xiao, Zhijun Li, Chenguang Yang, Wang Yuan, and Liyang Wang, pp.521-529 
- Visual Odometry based on a Bernoulli Filter. Feihu Zhang, Daniel Clarke, and Alois Knoll, pp.530-538 
- A Novel Data Fusion Scheme using Grey Model and Extreme Learning Machine in Wireless Sensor Networks. Xiong Luo and Xiaohui Chang, pp.539-546 
Regular Papers 
- Robust Nonlinear Generalised Minimum Variance Control and Fault Monitoring. Sung-ho Hur and Michael J. Grimble, pp.547-556 
- An Improved Nonlinear Model for a Helicopter and its Self-repairing Control with Multiple Faults via Quantum Information Technique. Fuyang Chen, Zheng Wang, Bin Jiang, and Changyun Wen, pp.557-566 
- Dynamic Gain Output Feedback Control of a Class of Uncertain Feedforward Nonlinear Systems with Uncertain Time-Delays and Sensor Noise. Hyun-Wook Jo, Ho-Lim Choi, and Jong-Tae Lim, pp.567-574 
- An H∞ Modified Robust Disturbance Observer Design for Mechanical-positioning Systems. Andrej Sarjaš, Rajko Svečko, and Amor Chowdhury, pp.575-586 
- Adaptive Leader-follower Formation Control of Mobile Robots with Unknown Skidding and Slipping Effects. Bong Seok Park and Sung Jin Yoo, pp.587-594 
- Design of a Class of New Nonlinear Disturbance Observers based on Tracking Differentiators for Uncertain Dynamic Systems. Xiang-Wei Bu, Xiao-Yan Wu, Yong-Xing Chen, and Rui-Yang Bai, pp.595-602 
- H∞ Digital Redesign for LTI Systems. Dong Hwan Lee, Young Hoon Joo, and Sung Kwan Kim, pp.603-610 
- A New Analysis on Leader-following Consensus for Switched Multi-agent Systems with Time-varying Probabilistic Self-delays. Myeong-Jin Park, Oh-Min Kwon, Ju H. Park, Sang-Moon Lee, and Eun-Jong Cha, pp.611-619 
- Tube-based Robust MPC for Linear Time-Varying Systems with Bounded Disturbances. Pornchai Bumroongsri, pp.620-625 
- Application of Input - State of the System Transformation for Linearization of Some Nonlinear Generators. Andrzej Zawadzki and Sebastian Ro?owicz, pp.626-633 
- Distributed Suboptimal Controller Synthesis for Multi-agent Systems. Fangfang Zhang, Wei Wang, and Huanshui Zhang, pp.634-642 
- H∞ Control of Singular Systems via Delta Operator Method. Xin-zhuang Dong and Mingqing Xiao, pp.643-651 
- Algorithm of Gaussian Sum Filter based on High-order UKF for Dynamic State Estimation. Lei Wang and Xianghong Cheng, pp.652-661 
- Robust Multi-Objective H∞ Reliable Control for Delta Operator Switched Uncertain Linear Systems. Hao Hu, Bin Jiang, Hao Yang, and Shumsky Alexey, pp.662-671 
- Robust Fault Tolerant Tracking Control Design for a linearized Hypersonic Vehicle with Sensor Fault. Zhi-Feng Gao, Jin-Xing Lin, and Teng Cao, pp.672-679 
- A Simplified Approach to Assessment of Mission Success for Helicopter Landing on a Ship. Jongki Moon, Jean Charles Domercant, and Dimitri Mavris, pp.680-688 
- Transverse Vibration Control of Axially Moving Web Systems by Regulation of Axial Tension. Quoc Chi Nguyen, Thanh Hai Le, and Keum-Shik Hong, pp.689-696 
- An Approach to Multi-agent Interactive Control in an Intelligent Space. Doojin Kim, Kyung H. Jeong, and Beom H. Lee, pp.697-708 
- A Novel Method for Estimating the Heading Angle for a Home Service Robot using a Forward-viewing Mono-camera and Motion Sensors. Tae-jae Lee, Byung-moon Jang, and Dong-il “Dan” Cho, pp.709-717 
- Sliding Mode Tracking Control of Mobile Robots with Approach Angle in Cartesian Coordinates. Jun Ku Lee, Yoon Ho Choi, and Jin Bae Park, pp.718-724 
- Real-time Face Tracking with Instability using a Feature-based Adaptive Model. Vo Quang Nhat, Soo-Hyung Kim, Hyung Jeong Yang, and Gueesang Lee, pp.725-732 
- Adaptive Robust Control of 5 DOF Upper-limb Exoskeleton Robot. Hao-Bo Kang and Jian-Hui Wang, pp.733-741 
- Fuzzy Feature Representation for White Blood Cell Differential Counting in Acute Leukemia Diagnosis. Chastine Fatichah, Martin L. Tangel, Fei Yan, Janet P. Betancourt, M. Rahmat Widyanto, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota, pp.742-752 
- Observer-based Reliable Control for Lipschitz Nonlinear Networked Control Systems with Quadratic Protocol. Ali-Akbar Ahmadi and Farzad R. Salmasi, pp.753-763 
- Using AQM for Performance Improvement of Networked Control Systems. Masoumeh Azadegan, Mohammad T. H. Beheshti, and Babak Tavassoli, pp.764-772 
- Stability of Aperiodic Sampled-data Systems - An Augmented Looped Lyapunov Functional with Wirtinger Inequality Approach. Min Zheng, Hainan Yang, Yang Song, Jing Deng, and Minrui Fei, pp.773-777 
2.6 Contents: Asian Journal of Control 
Contributed by: Fu Li-Chen, lichen@ntu.edu.tw
Table of Contents
Asian Journal of Control 
Vol.17, No.2 March, 2015 
Special Issue on “Tensor Product (TP) Model Transformation-based Control System Design” 
- Tensor Product Model Transformation Based Control and Synchronization of a Class of Fractional-order Chaotic Systems.  Suwat Kuntanapreeda 
- Cascade Control System-Based Cost Effective Combination of Tensor Product Model Transformation and Fuzzy Control.  Radu-Emil Precup, Emil M. Petriu, Mircea-Bogdan Radac,Stefan Preitl, Lucian-Ovidiu Fedorovici and Claudia-AdinaDragos 
- Revisiting the TP Model Transformation: Interpolation and Rule Reduction.  Reinaldo Palhares, Víctor Campos and Leonardo Tôrres 
- Quasi-min-max Model Predictive Control for Image-Based Visual Servoing with Tensor Product Model Transformation.  Wenfang Xie, Tingting Wang, G.D. Liu and Yimin Zhao 
- Gain-Scheduled H∞ Control for Tensor Product Type Polytopic Plants.  Sunan Chumalee and James Whidborne 
- Output Feedback Control of a Dual-Excenter Vibration Actuator via Qlpv ModelaAnd TP Model Transformation.  József Kuti, Péter Galambos and Ákos Miklós 
- Control of 3D Tower Crane Based on Tensor Product Transformation with Neural Friction Compensation. Jadranko Matusko, Sandor Iles, Fetah Kolonic and Vinko Lesic 
- Integral Operators in Relation to the HOSVD-Based Canonical Form. András Rövid, László Szeidl, Peter Varlaki 
- TP Model Transformation via Sequentially Truncated Higher-order Singular Value Decomposition. Lin-Zhang Lu and Junjun Pan 
- The Stochastic Robust Model Predictive Control of Shimmy Vibration in Aircraft Landing Gears. Wenfang Xie and Amir Hajiloo 
- TP-tau Model Transformation: A Systematic Modelling Framework To Handle Internal Time Delays in Control Systems.  Péter Galambos and Peter Baranyi 
- TP Model Manipulation for Control Design Optimization and General Stability Verification. Péter Baranyi 
- Robust Parameter Dependent Receding Horizon H_inf Control of Flexible Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicles with Input Constraints.  Wei Qin 
- LPV Switching Attitude Tracking Control for a Near Space Hypersonic Vehicle Via Multiple Lyapunov Functions.  Yiqing Huang, Changyin Sun, and Chengshan Qian 
Regular Issue
- Adaptive Control Design for A Class of Uncertain High-Order Nonlinear Systems with Time-Delay.  Zong-Yao Sun and Yungang Liu 
- Stability Criterion of 2-D Positive Systems with Unbounded Delays Described by Roesser Model.  Xingwen Liu 
- H∞ Fault Detection for Two-Dimensional T-S Fuzzy Systems In FM Second Model.  Lanning Wang and Weiqun Wang 
- Online Speed Controller Scheme Using Adaptive Supervisory TSK-fuzzy CMAC for Vector Controlled Induction Motor Drive.  Chwan-Lu Tseng, Shun-Yuan Wang and Chun-Jung Chiu 
- Non-Rule Based Fuzzy Approach for Adaptive Control Design of Nonlinear Systems.  Liang Luo, yinhe wang, Branko Novakovic, and Josip Kasac 
- Event-Triggered Consensus Control of Second-Order Multi-Agent Systems.  Xia Chen and Fei Hao 
- Optimization of Coordinate Transformation Matrix for H∞ Static-Output-Feedback Control of Linear Discrete-Time Systems.  Zhi-Yong Feng, Li Xu, Jin-Hua She and Xuexun Guo 
- A Lyapunov Based Multi-level Controller for Semi-active Suspension System with an MRF Damper. Feng Tyan and Tu Shunhsu 
- Design of Traffic Safety Control Systems for Railroads and Roadways Using Timed Petri Nets.  Yi-Sheng Huang, Yi-Shun Weng, Yen-Liang Pan and MuDer Jeng 
- Active Disturbance Rejection Control Applied to a Delta Parallel Robot In Trajectory Tracking Tasks.  Alberto Luviano-Juarez, Mario Ramírez-Neria, Hebertt Sira-Ramírez and Alejandro Rodríguez-Ángeles 
- Particle Swarm Optimization for Vehicle Positioning Based on Robust Cubature Kalman Filter.  Jiang Liu, Baigen Cai and Yunpeng Wang 
- Synchronization for Time-Delayed Coupling Complex Dynamical Networks with Different Dimensional Nodes via Decentralized Dynamical CompensationControllers. Lili Zhang, Yinhe Wang, Qinruo Wang and Siying Zhang 
- Optimal Control of Midazolam Infusion for Post Operative Patients in Intensive Care Units.  Nader Meskin, Regina Padmanabhan and Wassim M. Haddad 
- Robust Dynamic Output Feedback Guaranteed Cost Control for Discrete-Time Systems with Time-Varying Delays.  Eva Gyurkovics and Tibor Takacs 
Brief Paper 
- Decentralized Output Feedback Protocol for Consensus Control of A Class of Nonlinear Dynamics Networks. Zhenxing Li, Haibo Ji and jie sheng 
- A Novel Multi-Step Model Predictive Control Scheme for Multi-Input Systems.  Langwen Zhang and Jingcheng Wang 
- Amplifier Gain Tuning-based Slotine-Li Adaptive Manipulator Control.  Chih-Chen Yih 
- Passive Location Using TDOA Measurements From Compass Satellite Illuminators.  Panlong Wu, Xingxiu Li,Lianzheng Zhang and Yuming Bo 
- Guaranteed Cost Consensus for Multi-Agent Systems with Fixed Topologies.  Zhong Wang, Jianxiang Xi, Zhicheng Yao and Guangbin Liu 
2.7  CFP: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: Fu Li-Chen, lichen@ntu.edu.tw
Call for Papers 
Special Issue on “Recent Emerging Technologies in Atomic Force Microscopy” 
Nano-technology is an important research area in the 21st century. There are many relevant applications in various industries, such as for scientific measurement and for high tech. business areas. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) opens a 
new window to the nano-world. 
It features a high resolution for imaging and manipulating samples on a nanoscale in vacuum, gases, or liquid operational environments, and has now become a widely used tool in the sectors of, for example, biological sciences, industrial 
inspection, and medical testing, etc. As a result, AFM is becoming more and more important as one of the key approaches in next generation nano-echnology. 
This special issue invites original articles that address both theoretical and application-oriented papers, including innovative mechanism design, control echnological improvements, new scanning methods, and any related technologies in 
AFM. Topics of potential interest include, but are not limited to: 
-  AFM mechanism design 
-  AFM control methods 
-  New scanning methods in AFM 
-  AFM actuators or sensors 
-  Modeling and simulation of AFM systems 
-  Applications of AFM systems 
Guest Editors: 
Prof. Ian Petersen 
School of Engineering and Information Technology 
UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia 
Email: i.r.petersen@gmail.com 
Prof. Reza Moheimani 
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 
The University of Newcastle, Australia 
Email: Reza.Moheimani@newcastle.edu.au 
Important Dates: 
September 30, 2015 Deadline for submissions 
January 31, 2016 Completion of First Review 
May 31, 2016 Completion of Final Review 
June 30, 2016 Receipt of Final Manuscript 
January 1, 2017 Publication (Tentatively Vol.19, No. 1) 
How to submit: 
Potential authors are encouraged to upload the electronic file of their manuscript (in PDF format) through the journal’s online submission website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asjc. 
All submission should include a title page containing the title of the paper, an abstract and a list of keywords, authors’ full names and affiliations, complete postal and electronic address, phone and fax numbers. The contacting author 
should be clearly identified. 
For detailed submission guidelines, please visit http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/asjc. 
2.8 Recent Advances on Multisensor Attitude Estimation: Fundamental Concepts and Applications
Contributed by: Hassen Fourati, hassen.fourati@gipsa-lab.fr
We are editing a book on Multisensor Attitude Estimation and Applications. The managing editor is Dr. Kris Iniewski (Redlen Technologies, http://www.crcpress.com/authors/i1507-krzysztof-iniewski). 
The book will be entitled: Recent Advances on Multisensor Attitude Estimation: Fundamental Concepts and Applications. 
The book is prepared for CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), part of the “Devices, Circuits and Systems Series” (http://www.crcpress.com/browse/series/crcdevcirsys). 
It will be our pleasure to invite you to contribute with a chapter containing a review of your last new results in this area. We recall that the writing challenge here is quite different from a journal article – the reader is a learner, 
and the job of the chapter writer is to teach them about something. The chapter should be written in A4 white paper (between 5-15 pages), double spaced and on one side. 
The first deadline of the submission of your chapter will be 1 November 2015 and the tentative for publication of the book will be June 2016. There are no charges for the publication of your chapter and each contributor will receive e-
copy of the book. 
If you are interested, please confirm me your acceptance and send me a short bio(s) of the potential authors and a tentative of chapter outline and title (<1 page) by 15 June 2015. 
3. Conferences 
3.1 World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram, seenithi@gmail.com
World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences 
When: 05-08 July 2016 
Where: La Rochelle, France, University of La Rochelle 
Website: http://www.icnpaa.com 
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Science have stimulated cooperation among scientists from a variety of disciplines. Developments in computer technology have additionally allowed for solutions of mathematical problems. 
This international forum will extend scholarly cooperation and collaboration, encouraging the dissemination of ideas and information. 
The conference will have a pool of active researchers, with a proper balance between academia and industry, as well as between senior and junior researchers, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. It is anticipated that 
such a balance will provide both senior and junior researchers an opportunity to interact and to have a wider picture of recent advances in their respective fields. The conference, especially, enables the setting up of new 
interdisciplinary research directions among its participants by establishing links with world renowned researchers, making possible joint international projects that will no doubt bring about fresh and innovative ideas and technologies 
in engineering, aerospace and sciences.
The proceedings will be published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). 
Co-Sponsored by: AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; IFIP: International Federation of Information Processing; La Rochelle, France, University of La Rochelle. 
3.2  IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligence Systems - EAIS 2015
Contributed by: Mihaly Petreczky, mihaly.petreczky@mines-douai.fr
IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligence Systems - EAIS 2015 
Douai, France, December 1—3, 2015 
Important Dates: 
Paper Submission Due: July 20th, 2015 (The paper submission is open from now) 
Notification of Acceptance: October 1st, 2015 
Camera-Ready Papers Due: November 1st, 2015 
Registration Deadline: November 1st, 2015 
All accepted papers will be published in the conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for possible inclusion in a special 
issue of the journal Evolving Systems (Springer). 
It is our pleasure to announce the keynote “Real Time Data Mining” presented by Pr João Gama, Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. 
IEEE EAIS 2015 will be held in Douai, a beautiful city located in the north of France close to Brussels and Paris. 
IEEE EAIS 2015 will provide a friendly atmosphere and will be a leading international forum focusing on the discussion of recent advances, the exchange of recent innovations, and the outline of open important future challenges in the 
area of Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems. 
Over the past decade, this area has emerged to play an important role on a broad international level in today’s real-world applications, especially those ones with high complexity and dynamics change. Its embedded modeling and learning 
methodologies are able to cope with real-time demands, changing operation conditions, varying environmental influences, human behaviors, knowledge expansion scenarios, and drifts in on-line data streams. 
EAIS 2015 is an IEEE sponsored conference which is organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems, SMC Society. EAIS conference series has a history starting in 2006 in Lake District, England. It 
was held after that in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Singapore and Austria. 
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 
- Basic Methodologies 
Evolving Soft Computing Techniques; Evolving Fuzzy Systems; Evolving Rule-Based Classifiers; Evolving Neuro-Fuzzy Systems; Adaptive Evolving Neural Networks; On-line Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms; Data Stream Mining; Incremental 
and Evolving Clustering Approaches; Adaptive Pattern Recognition; Incremental and Evolving ML Classifiers; Adaptive Statistical Techniques; Evolving Decision Systems 
- Advanced Concepts 
Drifts and Shifts in Data Streams; Stability, Robustness, Convergence in Evolving Systems; On-line Feature Selection and Dimension Reduction; On-line Active and Semi-supervised Learning; On-line Complexity Reduction; Computational 
Aspects; Interpretability Issues; Incremental Adaptive Ensemble Methods; On-line Bagging and Boosting; 
Self-monitoring Evolving Systems; Human-Machine Interaction Issues; Hybrid Modeling; Transfer Learning; Reservoir Computing
- Real-world Applications 
EIS for On-Line Modeling and System Identification; EIS for Time Series Prediction; EIS for Data Stream Mining and Adaptive Knowledge Discovery; EIS in Robotics, Intelligent Transport and Advanced Manufacturing; EIS in Advanced 
Communications and Multi-Media Applications; EIS in Bioinformatics and Medicine; EIS in On-line Quality Control and Fault Diagnosis; EIS in Condition Monitoring Systems; EIS in Adaptive Evolving Controller Design; EIS in User Activities 
Recognition; EIS in Huge Database and Web Mining; EIS in Visual Inspection and Image Classification; EIS in Cloud Computing; EIS in Multiple Sensor Networks; EIS in Query Systems and Social Networks 
Submission requirements: 
Full papers - max. 8 pages IEEE style (double-column). 
Short Papers - max. 4 pages IEEE style (double-column). 
International Programme Committee:
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, UK 
Dimitar Filev, Ford Motor Co., USA 
Nikola Kasabov, AUT, New Zealand 
Organizing Programme Committee 
Moamar Sayed-Mouchaweh, Mines Douai, Institut Mines-Télécom, France 
Stéphane Lecoeuche, Mines Douai, Institut Mines-Télécom, France 
Publication Chairs: 
José A. Iglesias, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain 
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria 
Local Arrangement Chair: 
Anthony Fleury, Mines Douai, Institut Mines-Télécom, France 
Muriel Morgan, Mines Douai, Institut Mines-Télécom, France 
Web & Publicity Chairs: 
Teck-Hou Teng, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Mihaly Petreczky, Mines Douai, Institut Mines-Télécom, France 
Vincent Lecocq, Mines Douai, Institut Mines-Télécom, France 
Houari Toubakh, Mines Douai, Institut Mines-Télécom, France 
Sponsored by: 
IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society. 
Organized by: 
IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society 
Technical Committee on Evolving Intelligent Systems 
Ecole des Mines de Douai, Département Informatique et Automatique, France 
3.3 ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments
Contributed by: Burcin Becerik-Gerber, becerik@usc.edu
The 2nd ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2015) invites original contributions in the area of intelligent Systems for the Built Environment targeted particularly towards 
energy efficiency, improving performance, adding novel functionality, as well as deeply understanding infrastructure systems and the intercoupling between them. Over the past six years, BuildSys established itself first as the premier 
workshop for researchers, developers, and practitioners across interdisciplinary fields to present research results and exchange ideas in all information-driven aspects of the buildings. 2014 marked the first year for BuildSys as a full 
ACM conference. BuildSys this year will broaden its scope significantly to include all systems within the built environment, including buildings as well as other infrastructure systems such as water, power, transportation that will make 
up the “smart city” of the future. BuildSys will accept regular papers and notes papers that describe original and unpublished work advancing the state of art in systems for the built environment. Both regular and note papers will be 
reviewed by the same program committee and will be evaluated to the same standard of quality. More information could be found at: http://www.buildsys.org/2015/ 
Important Dates: 
Abstract registration: Monday, July 20, 2015 
Paper submission deadline: Friday July 24, 2015 
Paper notification: August 31, 2015 
Demo submission deadline: September 11, 2015 
Camera ready: September 15, 2015 
BuildSys conference: November 3-4, 2015 
Seoul, South Korea  co-located with ACM SenSys 2015 
We solicit three types of original submissions: 
Regular papers for oral presentation (10 pages) 
Notes papers for oral presentation (4 pages) 
Technical posters and demos will be solicited via a separate call 
Papers are invited in all emerging aspects of information-driven building systems, such as: 
Sensing, actuation and management of electrical loads in residential, commercial and industrial settings; Novel sensor methodologies, sensor networks and applications that enhance energy efficiency, energy reliability, durability and 
occupant comfort; Systems that integrate infrastructure with the emerging smart grid to provide demand response and ancillary services and/or manage utility costs; Modeling, simulation, optimization, and control of heating, cooling, 
lighting, ventilation, water usage and other energy flows in built environments; Distributed generation, alternative energy, renewable sources, and energy storage in buildings; Emerging communication standards for data collection, energy 
control, or interoperation of disparate devices or systems; Systems that can influence occupant behavior towards a more parsimonious usage of electricity, gas, heating, water, etc.; Localization and contextual computing for increased 
human-infrastructure interactions; Software architectures and middleware to aid in programming smart built environments and smart cities; Safety, Security and Privacy issues and mechanisms to address them in the context of sensed and 
actuated built environments; Intercoupling and interdependencies of systems-of-systems. 
Submission Instructions: 
Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication. Paper submissions should be no more than the indicated page count and must follow a double column format. All figures, appendices, and 
references must fit within this limit. Paper reviewing is single-blind and submissions should list author names on the front page. 
Regular and short papers must be submitted through the BuildSys submission site. Requests relating to technical programs and deadlines should be sent to the TPC co-chairs. 
Paper Formatting Instructions: 
Your submission must be in PDF format with all fonts embedded, and be formatted according to the official ACM Proceedings format. Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates 
are available at: 
3.4 Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
Contributed by: Brenda Roy, broy@illinois.edu
The Fifty-Third Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing will kick off with two Opening Tutorials being held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Coordinated Science Laboratory. The Conference sessions will 
start on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 through Friday, October 2, 2015, at the Allerton Park and Conference Center. The Allerton House is located twenty-six miles southwest of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois in 
a wooded area on the Sangamon River. It is part of the fifteen-hundred acre Robert Allerton Park, a complex of natural and man-made beauty designated as a National natural landmark. Allerton Park has twenty miles of well-maintained 
trails and a living gallery of formal gardens, studded with sculptures collected from around the world. 
Papers presenting original research are solicited in the areas of communication systems, communication and computer networks, detection and estimation theory, information theory, error control coding, source coding and data compression, 
network algorithms, control systems, robust and nonlinear control, adaptive control, optimization, dynamic games, multi-agent systems, large-scale systems, robotics and automation, manufacturing systems, discrete event systems, 
multivariable control, computer vision-based control, learning theory, cyber-physical systems, security and resilience in networks, VLSI architectures for communications and signal processing, and intelligent transportation systems. 
Plenary lecture: Professor Martin Vetterli of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, will deliver this year’s plenary lecture. It is scheduled for Friday, October 2, 2015 at the 
Allerton Park and Retreat Center. 
Opening tutorial lectures: Professor Andrea Montanari, Stanford University, and Professor Francis Bach, Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, will both present a tutorial lecture on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the 
Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
Information for authors: Regular papers suitable for presentation in twenty minutes are solicited. Regular papers will be published in full (subject to a maximum length of eight 8.5” x 11” pages, in two column format) in the Conference 
Proceedings. Only papers that are actually presented at the conference and uploaded as final manuscripts can be included in the proceedings, which will be available after the conference on IEEE Xplore. 
For reviewing purposes of papers, a title and a five to ten page extended abstract, including references and sufficient detail to permit careful reviewing, are required. 
Manuscripts can be submitted during June 15-July 6, 2015 with the submission deadline of July 6 being firm. Please follow the instructions at the Conference website: http://www.csl.uiuc.edu/allerton/. 
Authors will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by August 7, 2015, at which time they will also be sent detailed instructions for the preparation of their papers for the Proceedings. 
Final versions of papers to be presented at the conference are required to be submitted electronically by October 4, 2015 in order to appear in the Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. 
Conference Co-Chairs: Angelia Nedich and Minh Do 
Email: allerton-conf@illinois.edu URL: www.csl.illinois.edu/allerton/ 
3.5 Nonlinear Control and Geometry Conference
Contributed by: John Baillieul, johnb@bu.edu
Banach Center Conference “Nonlinear Control and Geometry” 
Contributed by: Bronislaw Jakubczyk, b.jakubczyk@impan.pl 
Conference “Nonlinear Control and Geometry”, Bedlewo, Poland, August 24-28, 2015 Website: http://bcc.impan.pl/15Nonlinear/ 
The main aim of the conference is to bring together specialists of various domains of nonlinear control theory representing theoretical aspects of the field as well as applications (mechanical control systems, robotics, quantum control, 
distributed decision making). Invited talks are expected to represent various approaches to control theory with emphasis on geometric methods. Disciplines close to nonlinear control theory, like sub-Riemannian geometry, Poisson and 
symplectic geometry, geometry of vector distributions and others will be represented in relation to control systems. 
Among the invited speakers we are planning to have initiators and representatives of new geometric topics which have emerged recently and have great potential to influence future development of mathematical control theory. 
High level contributed talks as well as poster presentations are welcome. 
Main topics will include: optimal control, controllability and stabilization, systems structure (invariants, symmetries, bifurcations), quantum control, geometry in control (sub-Riemannian, Poisson, symplectic), synchronization and 
consensus, distributed decision making, applications in robotics, mechanics, vision, swarms and flocks etc.. 
The conference will take place in the Institute of Mathematics Conference Center in Bedlewo near Poznan, in central Poland. The Center is situated in a charming spot on the border of the Wielkopolski National Park, among great woods and 
beautiful lakes. It is located in two buldings: a neogothic palace built in 1866, and a modern and fully equipped hotel. 
Important dates: 
Deadline for submission of titles and abstracts of contributions: June 20, 2015 
Acceptance: June 30, 2015 
Registration: June 30, 2015 
For more information, including the Programme Committee, the Organizers and the list of invited speakers see the Conference Website above. Questions should be addressed to: nonlinear15@impan.pl 
3.6 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications
Contributed by: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, bozenna@ku.edu
The 2015 SIAM Conference on Control & Its Applications
SIAM CT15 will be held on July 8-10, Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France
For its first time outside the US, the 2015 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (SIAM CT15) will be held in Paris, France, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The conference will feature a record breaking 
submission of 96 mini symposia and contributed session papers in 12 parallel sessions, plenary lectures, panel session and posters.
Important deadlines:
- Pre-registration: June 10, 2015
- Proceedings of 66 papers will be Posted Online: July 13, 2015
More detailed information about conference sponsors, conference technical program, the list of 23 members of the Organizing Committee, the list of 33 members of the Program Committee and more can be found on the conference web page. 
The co-organizers of the conference are Bozenna Pasik-Duncan and Catherine Bonnet who warmly and enthusiastically invite CSS members to attend the SIAM CT15 which follows the ACC2015.
3.7 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Contributed by: Jae Weon Choi, conference@icros.org
2015 15th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2015) 
October 13(TUE)-16(FRI), 2015 
Bexco, Busan, Korea 
ICCAS 2015 will be held at Bexco, Busan Korea on October 13-16, 2015. 
The aim of the ICCAS is to bring together researchers and engineers worldwide to present their latest works, and disseminate the state-of-the-art technologies related to control, automation, robotics, and systems. 
It is our pleasure to announce that a number of high-profile plenary speakers have confirmed their participation and will give their lectures at the conference: 
- Karl Johansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 
- Pheng Shi, University of Adelaide, Australia 
- Jay Farrell, University of California, Riverside, USA 
- Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan 
- Sangbae Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 
- David Boas, Harvard Medical School, USA 
- Taek Lyul Song, Hanyang University, Korea 
Important Dates 
June 5, 2015: Submission of full papers (Extended!) 
July 3, 2015: Notification of paper acceptance 
July 24, 2015: Submission of final camera-ready papers 
Organizing Chair: Myo Taeg Lim (Korea Univ., Korea) 
Program Chair: Jae Weon Choi (Pusan Natl. Univ., Korea) 
Busan, the venue, is famed as Northeast Asia's perfect mix of natural beauty and modern infrastructure. With 3.6 million residents, Busan is Korea's second largest city, and the world's 5th busiest port, making it the center of Korean 
global trade. 
Thank you for your contributions and we look forward to seeing you at ICCAS 2015 during October 13-16, 2015. 
ICCAS 2015 CFP: http://icros.org/data/download/ICCAS2015/ICCAS2015_CFP.pdf 
4. Workshops and Tutorials
4.1  Workshop: Recent Advances and Future Directions on Adaptation and Control
Contributed by: Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, kyriakos@ece.ucsb.edu
This targeted workshop on the Recent Advances and Future Directions on Adaptation and Control (RAFDAC) will consist of a set of invited sessions, focusing on different state-of-the-art control approaches and theory for complex systems. 
Given the presence of modelling uncertainties, the unavailability of the model, the possibility of cooperative/non-cooperative goals and malicious attacks compromising the security of operation, there is a need for approaches that 
respond to situations not programmed or anticipated in design. The integration of adaptive and human cognitive models could advance the human-agent feedback loops while optimizing performance and advancing data decision models. 
The workshop will be held on June 30th (8am-5pm), 2015 at Workspring Chicago which is a 3 minute walk from Hilton Palmer House, that is the conference venue for the 2015 American Control Conference. The address for the location is 30 
West Monroe, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603. Participation as a speaker/contributor is by invitation only. 
Organizers: Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis and Jagannathan Sarangapani 
Please, find the list of invited speakers and invited special guests from NAE at http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~kyriakos/rafdac.html 
4.2 Mini-Symposium on Stochastic Control: Computational Approaches to Large-scale Problems
Contributed by: Maryamm Kamgarpour, maryamk@ethz.ch
Mini-Symposium on Stochastic Control: Computational Approaches to Large-scale Problems in SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Paris, July 8-10, 2015. 
Abstract: Stochastic dynamical models arise in complex systems with partially known dynamics or with dynamics affected by random disturbances. They have been employed in air traffic management, systems biology, robotics and power grid 
applications. Developing a computationally tractable numerical algorithm for the optimal control of this class of systems is difficult due to the curse of dimensionality. The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from 
different fields working towards tractable stochastic control algorithms. Approaches based on semidefinite programming, randomized algorithms, reinforcement learning and mean field control will be presented. The primary targeted audience 
is graduate students in systems and control. In addition, the aim is to facilitate collaboration between participants. 
Webpage: http://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=21188 
Contact: Maryam Kamgarpour, mkamgar@control.ee.ethz.ch. 
4.3 Mini-Symposium on Stochastic Systems and Applications
Contributed by: Maria Prandini, maria.prandini@polimi.it
Mini-Symposium on "Stochastic Systems and Applications" 
SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Paris, July 8-10, 2015. 
This mini-symposium focuses on stochastic systems, and addresses topics in system identification, numerical experimentation, computational practicability for high-dimensional problems, and applications. 
The following presentations will be delivered: 
- A Classification Based Perspective to Optimal Policy Design for a Markov Decision Process 
- Empirical Characteristic Function Methods in System Identification 
- Shadow Price for General Discrete Time Models
- Classification of Alzheimer's Disease Using Unsupervised Diffusion Component Analysis
- Parameter Estimation in a Stochastic System Model for PageRank
Webpage: http://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=21200
Maria Prandini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Bozenna J. Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, USA
4.4  International Workshop on Hybrid Systems Biology
Contributed by: Alessandro Abate, aabate@cs.ox.ac.uk
HSB 2015: The 4th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems Biology 
4-5 September 2015, Madrid (Spain) 
In conjunction with Madrid Meet 2015 
Proceedings in Springer's LNCS:
The 4th International Workshop on 'Hybrid Systems Biology' will be held on September 4th and 5th in Madrid (ES), and co-located with the Madrid Meet 2015 (http://mafalda.fdi.ucm.es/madrid2015/), which hosts also CONCUR 2015, QEST 2015, 
FORMATS 2015, among other events. Previous editions have been held in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), Taormina (IT), and Vienna (AT, at VSL 2014). 
Important dates:
Abstract Submission: June 8, 2015 
Paper Submission: June 15, 2015 
Notification: July 15, 2015 
Final Submission: September 5, 2015 
Topics of interest:
The scope of the HSB workshop covers the general area of dynamical models in Biology with an emphasis on hybrid approaches — by no means restricted to a narrow class of mathematical models — and taking advantage of techniques developed 
separately in different areas. 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
Models of metabolic, signalling, and genetic regulatory networks in living cells; Models of tissues, organs; physiological models; Biological applications of quantitative and formal analysis techniques, such as reachability computation, 
model checking, abstract interpretation, bifurcation theory, stability and sensitivity analysis; Parametric and non-parametric system identification techniques (learning models from experimental data); Efficient techniques for combined 
and heterogeneous (stochastic/deterministic, spatial/non-spatial) simulations for biological models; Modelling languages for biological systems, with related analysis and simulation tools; Models coping with incomplete and uncertain 
information; Stochastic hybrid models in biology; Hierarchical systems for multi-scale, multi-domain analysis; Abstraction, approximation, discretisation, and model reduction techniques; Game-theoretical frameworks in biology (e.g., 
populations dynamics); Control architectures of biological systems; Modelling and synthesis for synthetic biology 
Call for contributions:
We solicit high-quality submissions, to be refereed by the Program Committee below, and to be published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) with Springer Verlag. Selected articles might be invited for a special issue in a high-
quality journal (under negotiation). 
Submitted papers will describe original work that has not been previously published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. We accept the following two types of submission: full papers (max 15 pages LNCS Springer Verlag 
style), and short papers, including work in progress and tool papers (max 6 pages LNCS Springer Verlag style) 
Publication forms and paper submission: 
Papers should be written in English, and should not exceed 6 (short papers) or 15 pages (full papers), inclusive of references, and have to be formatted in LNCS style. Additional material may be included in a clearly marked appendix but 
will not necessarily undergo review and will not be included in the published version. Papers need to be submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair online submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hsb2015). 
Plenary speakers: 
Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research and Mustafa Khammash, ETH Zurich 
Program Committee Chairs:
Alessandro Abate, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, and David Safranek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 
Steering Committee:
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Luca Bortolussi, Univerity of Trieste, Italy; Thao Dang, VERIMAG/CNRS, Grenoble, France; Adam Halasz, West Virginia University, USA; Oded Maler, VERIMAG/CNRS, Grenoble, France; 
Carla Piazza, University of Udine, Italy
4.5  Tutorial on Autonomy and Machine Intelligence in Complex Systems  
Contributed by: Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, kyriakos@ece.ucsb.edu
ACC Tutorial on Autonomy and Machine Intelligence in Complex Systems 
Hilton Palmer House, Chicago, IL (Location: Salon 2) 
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Friday, July 3 2015, 
Organizers: Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, Joao P. Hespanha 
Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems and Computation, 
University of California, Santa Barbara 
This tutorial will discuss the development of novel state-of-the-art control approaches and theory for complex systems based on machine intelligence in order to enable full autonomy. 
Given the presence of modeling uncertainties, the unavailability of the model, the possibility of cooperative/non-cooperative goals and malicious attacks compromising the security of teams of complex systems, there is a need for 
approaches that respond to situations not programmed or anticipated in design. 
Unfortunately, existing schemes for complex systems do not take into account recent advances of machine intelligence. We shall discuss on how to be inspired by the human brain and combine interdisciplinary ideas from different fields, 
i.e. computational intelligence, game theory, control theory, and information theory to develop new self-configuring algorithms for decision and control given the unavailability of model, the presence of enemy components and the 
possibility of network attacks. Due to the adaptive nature of the algorithms, the complex systems will be capable of breaking or splitting into parts that are themselves autonomous and resilient. The algorithms discussed will be 
characterized by strongcabilities of learning and adaptivity. As a result, the complex systems will be fully autonomous, and tolerant to communication failures. 
Kyriakos Vamvoudakis and Joao Hespanha, University of California, Santa Barbara 
Panos Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame 
Warren Dixon, University of Florida 
Frank Lewis, Hamidreza Modares, and Bahare Kiumarsi, University of Texas at Arlington 
5. Graduate Schools 
5.1 Summer School on Positive invariance as a set-theoretic tool for fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control
Contributed by: Didier Theilliol, didier.theilliol@univ-lorraine.fr
Summer School on Positive invariance as a set-theoretic tool for fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control
Location: Grenoble (France) - GIPSALab 
Date: 7 to 11 September 2015 
Organizers: J.J. Martinez (GIPSA-Lab - Grenoble), S. Olaru (Centrale Supelec - Gif) and D. Theilliol (CRAN, U. Lorraine), 
Website: http://www.gipsa-lab.fr/summerschool/Invariant-sets-for-FTC/ 
Context and scope: 
The development of set-theoretic methods for the characterization of invariant sets has allowed application of the associated theoretical concepts in various domains, such as fault isolation, robust control and predictive control. The 
aim of this summer school is to present in an accessible manner novel trends in fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control. As a central concept, the positive invariance of sets characterizing the nominal and the faulty behavior will be 
shown to present a particular interest in the last decade FDI and FTC developments. 
Topics approached by this summer school cover theory of invariant sets, stability of switched systems, and methods for stabilizing dynamical systems under fault occurrence. The use of these notions for fault diagnosis, fault tolerant 
control design and the associated numerical tools will be presented in a gradual and pedagogical manner during this 5-day summer school. 
The school is intended for early stage researchers (Master, PhD, post-doc), engineers and scientists from academia and industry. Basic knowledge in automatic control and mathematical system theory will be useful. 
Speakers: F. Blanchini (Italy); J. De Dona (Australia); J.J. Martinez (Fr); S. Olaru (Fr); V. Puig (Spain); V. Reppa(Fr); O. Sename(Fr); F. Stoican (Romania); M. Seron (Australia); D. Theilliol (Fr) 
The registration fee, which includes accommodation for 5 nights, lunches, social dinner, access to the lectures, coffee breaks, and school material is 
- for academic participants 475 Euros 
- for students (Master/Phd) 225 Euros 
- for CNRS participants: free via the internal registration scheme 
- for non-academic participants, please contact the organizers
Early registrations are encouraged due to the fact that the number of participants is limited to 35. 
For further information, please contact John-Jairo Martinez-Molina john-jairo.martinez-molina@gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr
5.2 International Summer Course on Multivariable Control: Automotive applications
Contributed by: Dana Copot, dana.copot@ugent.be
Within the department of Electrical Energy, Systems and Automation, the 3rd edition of the International Summer Course will be held between 23-26 June 2015. The objective of the course is to offer an intensive training on advanced 
modeling and control techniques for multivariable systems, with focus on automotive industry. 
The course covers the following topics: 
- Multivariable model predictive control 
- Control over communication networks 
- Robust non-linear control 
- Peeping beyond classical control techniques 
- Analysis of multivariable systems 
- Towards autonomous driving challenges 
Apart from academics, some well-known industrial partners will give their testimony about bottlenecks and perspectives: 
TNO Innovation for life, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (Dr. Ir. Andreea Balau) 
ABB Automation and power technologies, Sweden, (Dr. Ir. S. Hassan HosseinNia) 
As an incentive for the participants, a guided visit throughout the production line at Volvo-Cars Ghent is planned. The participants will have the opportunity to see the automation and flexibility required in a mixed production line 
(three different Volvo-Cars series). 
Monday 22 June 2015, a workshop on Multivariable Control for Process Industry will be held. Participation to the workshop is free of charge for all registered students. 
Full information about the course can be found on International Summer Course website: www.mimocontrol.ugent.be 
6. Positions
6.1 PhD: Lund University, Sweden
Contributed by: Andreas Jakobsson, aj@maths.lth.se
Ph.D. position in signal processing at Lund University, Sweden 
Exceptional applicants are invited to apply for a Ph.D. position at Lund University, Sweden, focused on sparse and statistical signal processing. The research project is concerned with sparse modelling and representation of various forms 
of signals, including, in particular, acoustical and spectroscopic measurements. The project considers sparse modelling in inter- and cross-disciplinary applications, and may also include topics such as robust beamforming, spectral 
representation of sparse signals, compressive sensing, and dictionary learning. The project is of a collaborative nature, and involves cross-disciplinary topics and investigations as a part of the focus. 
Candidates are invited to apply by June 4th at https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:64971/.
6.2 PhD: University of Sheffield, UK
Contributed by: Visakan Kadirkamanathan, a.r.mills@sheffield.ac.uk
2 PhD Studentships with Rolls-Royce PLC
For both PhD Studentships, the successful research student will be hosted within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC), a world-class research centre in Control and Monitoring Systems Engineering. The UTC is housed in the 
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, belonging to one of the UK's top 3 Engineering Faculties, at the University of Sheffield. The successful candidate will be part of a 20-year collaboration with Rolls-Royce which 
has consistently delivered high impact research, such as the control laws for Trent 1000 engines, and a strong record of recruitment into the company supporting our industrial relationships.
- PhD Studentship on `Equipment Health Monitoring Systems for Highly Specialised and Remote Systems'
The overall objective of this project is to develop advanced diagnostic and prognostic systems that will contribute to reducing the cost of ownership to the UK government of the next generation of submarines. This will be achieved by 
making the boats' power systems more predictable and available through developing data driven and dynamic system health management algorithms validated on a repository of real system data. 
The PhD tasks, following product familiarisation within the company, will commence by developing a data infrastructure for aggregating in-service, rig test and simulation data and models, based upon big data computing architectures. This 
architecture will serve as basis for developing a framework and algorithms for mining data to identify symptoms of abnormal behaviour. From these identified patterns, dynamic models will be developed for monitoring algorithms fusing 
multiple source of data together. The process will require techniques for managing uncertainty and predictive modelling of future behaviour.
Please see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALD100/phd-studentship-on-equipment-health-monitoring-systems-for-highly-specialised-and-remote-systems-with-rolls-royce-plc/
- Industrial CASE PhD Studentship on `Gas Turbine Advanced Control and Monitoring'
This research project will develop highly innovative control and monitoring systems solutions to address the requirements of future aerospace engines for increased capability, availability and efficiency through-out their life. Closely 
integrated control and monitoring systems will be developed to solve a system control and management problem. This challenge will be formulated to consider asset and fleet health state, performance and efficiency objectives, against a 
backdrop of increasing autonomy and adaptivity of future engines. Airborne intelligent adaptation of the control and monitoring systems is a generational advancement in engine control capability, which also brings considerable challenges 
of guaranteeing safety and security in these critical applications. The student will work with experts from within the Company and from the Department to leverage their world class expertise in autonomous systems and cyber-physical 
The project will be challenged to promote rigorous frameworks for control and monitoring algorithm design applied to new computing architectures distributed over ground and airborne systems.
Systems developed in the research will be applied to real data from a number of Rolls-Royce development programmes to ensure that future engines will continue to improve fuel efficiency, emissions and through-life costs. This project has 
potential to make a significant impact on increasing engine intelligence an integral part of Rolls-Royce's product strategy. This project is part of a UK wide \pounds 2 billion investment to maintain its world-leading position of UK 
Please see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALD120/industrial-case-phd-studentship-on-gas-turbine-advanced-control-and-monitoring-in-collaboration-with-rolls-royce-plc/
6.3  PhD: University of Toulouse, France
Contributed by: Didier Henrion, henrion@laas.fr
PhD position at LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France 
Polynomial and semi-algebraic optimization and its applications 
Supervisors: Jean-Bernard Lasserre and Didier Henrion, LAAS-CNRS 
This doctorate thesis is part of the TAMING project funded by an ERC grant, see http://taming.laas.fr/. TAMING intends to provide a systematic methodology for solving hard nonconvex polynomial optimization problems, based on the 
"moment-SOS" approach also known as "Lasserre hierarchy" which has attracted a lot of attention in many areas (e.g., optimization, applied mathematics, quantum computing, engineering, theoretical computer science). Targeted applications 
include robust control, optimal control and inverse optimal control. 
Interested candidates please contact Jean-Bernard Lasserre at <lasserre@laas.fr>. 
6.4 PhD: University of Oxford, UK
Contributed by: Alessandro Abate, aabate@cs.ox.ac.uk
One PhD position is available in the areas of Control Engineering and Formal Verification, on a project titled ``Formal Study of Large Populations of Photo-Voltaic Panels’’, to be conducted at the Department of Computer Science at the 
University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. A. Abate. 
Description: Transmission System Operators have to ensure the physical balancing of the power grid (the total electricity generation must match the total electricity consumption). In AC electrical grids, the frequency (50Hz in nominal 
conditions) indicates whether or not the system is balanced. More and more Photo-Voltaic (PV) Panels are installed in distribution grids and they are not controllable by the TSO. In order to assess the security and robustness of the 
whole system, TSO need to take PV Panels behaviors into account. The project benefits from the contribution of an industrial partner: the aim of the PhD project is to formalize and implement a formal study of large populations of PV 
Technically, the student is expected to work at the interface of advanced modelling science from control engineering and of computational results from formal verification. 
Applications are solicited at the moment, with an expected starting date in September 2015. Please send: 
- CV; 
- Statement of interests; 
- Full transcripts, and additional documents such as published articles; 
- Names and contact of references. 
The funding for the PhD position is restricted to applicants that are EU nationals. 
Contact: Prof. A. Abate, Department of CS, University of Oxford
6.5 PhD: GIPSA-lab, France
Contributed by: Mazen Alamir, mazen.alamir@grenoble-inp.fr
The increasing demand in flexibility of hydraulic machines due to their new role in the integration of renewables forces them to operate on a significantly larger domains than before. Moreover, the requirements in terms of stability and 
the response time becomes tighter. This questions the commonly used models and control design approaches and fires the need for a more involved advances in both sides. 
The InnovHydro project funded by the French Public Investment Bank (BPI) gathers the joint efforts of Alstom (worlwide turbine leader) to many public research labs on various topics in order to address this multi-disciplinary challenge. 
This proposal concerns the control design and optimization task for which GIPSA-lab (Grenoble) is responsible. (http://www.gipsa-lab.fr). 
Scope of PhD:  
The PhD objective is to develop a model structure and a corresponding parametrized control design frame- work that enables the closed-loop system to fulfill the new requirement discussed above. This obviously involves a first reduced 
modeling phase, a control/estimation design phase and a post processing phase. In the latter, the parametrized closed-loop is used in an outer economic constrained optimization framework in order to optimize the design and to give 
actuators and sensors specification including those impacting the re-design of these equipments towards meeting the new context design specifications. 
Successful applicants should have the following skills: 
- Solid background in control systems design theory 
- Solid knowledge of Matlab/Simulink environment. 
- Good knowledge in power systems related topics. 
- Fairly good knowledge in constrained optimization 
Period: The offer starts in September/October 2015 for three years. 
To apply: download http://www.mazenalamir.fr/files/pspc_phd_2015.pdf
6.6 PhD: GIPSA-lab, France
Contributed by: Ahmad Hably, ahmad.hably@gipsa-lab.fr
PhD position at Gipsa-lab Grenoble France: Airborne wind energy system: Control and experimentation 
Airborne wind energy systems aim to replace conventional wind turbine blades with a controlled flying system that harvests the energy of the high altitude wind. This greatly simplifies the construction since by removing the mast and its 
foundations, 90% the amount of material needed is reduced. This also allows the use of offshore floating platforms, opening access to deeper areas currently prohibited to the conventional wind turbines, such as the Mediterranean coast. 
Finally, Airborne wind energy systems can reach much higher altitudes, where the wind is stronger and more regular. 
Many research initiatives worldwide have emerged, mainly in Europe and the United States. Surprisingly, there are almost as many concepts as initiatives. Contrary to conventional wind turbines, there are many ways to harvest energy from 
the wind by aerodynamic surfaces. Each concept has its advantages and disadvantages and until now, none of these concepts has established itself as the most viable. In addition, there are still many open questions about autonomy; takeoff 
and landing automatic, as well as the robustness of such systems face the chaotic behavior of the wind. 
Gipsa-Lab has been involved in research on flying wind turbines, focusing on aspects modeling, control and experimentation. This PhD aims to continue research conducted by Gipsa-lab over the past four years. 
The most successful autonomous prototypes of airborne wind energy systems are those proposed by Makani and Altaeros companies. They both suffer from an onboard heavy weight (onboard generation plus the weight of the conductive power 
cable). In this PhD thesis, we want to study and construct a new airborne wind energy system that combines the autonomy of onboard-generator systems with the lightness of systems with on-ground production. We also aim to reduce the 
cable’s weight by only transmitting the necessary energy needed to control the wing. To capture the wind's energy, we want to use an airfoil system with Magnus effect rather than a conventional wing because it allows a better control of 
the lift force. On the contrary to conventional wings, the magnitude of the resultant of aerodynamic forces is independent of the angle of attack. An uncontrolled change of the angle formed by the airfoil and the velocity vector of the 
relative wind can cause a stall of the latter. 
The symmetry of the Magnus effect system may overcome this problem and therefore the system will be more robust to changes in the wind. Like Omnidea society, the use of a Magnus effect system will maximize the power produced by m2 by 
increasing the speed of the apparent wind. Finally, the Magnus effect will, in the absence of wind, reduce energy consumption by tracking eight-shape trajectories that will produce lift force. 
Control algorithms will be designed first in a simulation environment with an objective to minimize the system‘s sensitivity to some model parameters that are generally unknown and to maximize the harvested energy. To achieve this, 
observer-based control must be designed. In addition, an optimal position control and trajectory tracking must be studied for cases with taut and loose cable. A special attention will be paid on the study of systems with periodic motion. 
A special focus will be on put the takeoff and landing phases in the presence of the cable tension force. These phases have been extensively studied for conventional drones but still neglected for captive drones and airborne wind energy 
In parallel to this theoretical study, a small-scale demonstrator must be constructed with the choice of a light and flexible conductor cable and the on-ground generator base. Several indoor and external experiments will be done in order 
to identify the system’s parameters and to validate the control algorithms proposed above. 
Required Skills: This thesis requires skills in modeling, automatic control and solid bases in aerodynamic modeling and optimization. 
Keywords: Airborne wind energy, control, optimization, energy production. 
Please contact Dr Ahmad Hably (ahmad.hably@grenoble-inp.fr) as soon as possible. Application documents (as a single PDF) should include a cover letter, CV, relevant certificates and contact details of three references. 
The appointment has a duration of 3 years and is financed by the Ecole doctorale EEATS in Grenoble- France. 
6.7 PhD: Grenoble-Alpes University, France
Contributed by: Christophe Prieur, christophe.prieur@gipsa-lab.fr
A PhD position is available at Grenoble-Alpes university, France. 
Topic: nonlinear and nonsmooth dynamical systems, stabilization and optimal control with state-triggered sampling, non-uniform signal processing. Applications in ultra-low consumption in embedded systems and circuits. 
Contact: Christophe Prieur (GIPSA-lab), Brigitte Bidegaray (LJK), Bernard Brogliato (INRIA Grenoble). 
Starting 01 October 2015, duration 3 years. 
Skills: Applied Mathematics, or theoretical Systems and Control.
Please send a CV (including recommendation letters) to one of the above contacts.
6.8 PhD/Post-Doc: Università del Salento, Italy
Contributed by: Giuseppe Notarstefano, giuseppe.notarstefano@unisalento.it
PhD and Post-Doc Positions available starting Fall 2015 within the ERC Starting Grant project OPT4SMART
Research will be conducted at the Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy), under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Notarstefano. 
A description of both kinds of positions follows.
*Four Early-stage-researcher/PhD positions
About the position: 
We are looking for motivated, talented graduate students from all over the world, who wish to: 
- undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of optimization and control in cyber-physical networks; 
- contribute to the startup of an excellent, international new research group; 
- study in one of the most beautiful Italian cities with a great quality of life. 
The appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility to extend it up to 2 more years (at PhD or Postdoc level). Within the PhD program, the PhD student will be required to spend periods abroad to improve her/his education and to 
foster ongoing collaborations with world-class, international research groups. 
Who should apply:
The desired candidate holds a Master degree (or equivalent, giving access to doctoral studies) in Engineering (preferably ECE, ME, AE), (Applied) Mathematics or related fields, and has 
- an excellent academic record showing excellent analytical skills; 
- a strong mathematical background including optimization and preferably systems and control theory; 
- strong interest in optimization and at least one of: control theory, estimation, machine learning; 
- proficiency in oral and written English. 
Expression of interest:
If interested in the position you should send an email to giuseppe.notarstefano@unisalento.it with subject ``OPT4SMART PhD-student last-name" including: 
- a one page cover letter describing your research interests and early achievements; 
- a detailed CV; 
- bachelor and master transcripts (list of courses with corresponding grades); 
- a summary of (or an e-link to) your master thesis; 
- name and email of at least two referees.
*A postdoc position  
About the position: 
We are looking for motivated, talented PhDs from all over the world, who wish to: 
- undertake/continue research at the cutting edge of optimization and control in cyber-physical networks; 
- contribute to the startup of an excellent, international new research group; 
- work in one of the most beautiful Italian cities with a great quality of life. 
The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
The postdoctoral researcher will work in a group with about six PhD students and take the supervision of one or more of them. 
Who should apply:
The desired candidate holds a PhD degree in Controls, Optimization, Signal Processing or related fields, and has 
- an excellent publication record (high-impact papers in high-quality journals or conferences); 
- a strong mathematical background including optimization and preferably systems and control theory; 
- strong interest in optimization and at least one of: control theory, estimation, machine learning; 
- excellent proficiency in written and spoken English. 
Expression of interest:
If interested in the position you should send an email to 
giuseppe.notarstefano@unisalento.it with subject ``OPT4SMART Postdoc ‘last-name’” including: 
- a one page cover letter describing your research interests and early achievements; 
- a detailed CV; 
- an (open access) e-link to your three most significant publications; 
- a copy of your three most significant publications 
- a summary of (or an e-link to) your PhD thesis; 
- name and email of your PhD supervisor and at least two referees. 
About OPT4SMART (Distributed optimization methods for smart cyber-physical networks): 
OPT4SMART is a 5 years research project funded under the EU Horizon 2020 excellence program “ERC Starting Grant”  http://erc.europa.eu, supporting investigator-driven frontier research on the basis of scientific excellence. 
OPT4SMART will investigate a novel distributed, large-scale optimization framework and its application to big-data estimation, learning, decision and control problems in cyber-physical networks. 
Billions of smart communicating devices with their sensing, computing and control capabilities promise to make our cities, transportation systems, factories and living environments more intelligent, energy-efficient, safe and secure. 
This extremely complex system is giving rise to a novel peer-to-peer distributed computational model in which a service is built-up cooperatively by peers, rather than by a unique provider that knows and owns all data. The 
interdisciplinary “Optimization Community” is facing this revolution sharing a common need: to find new theories, methodologies and tools to optimize over this complex network system. 
With this in mind, OPT4SMART has a twofold objective. First, to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework to solve distributed optimization problems over peer-to-peer networks. Second, to develop effective numerical tools, based on 
this framework, to solve estimation, learning, decision and control problems in cyber-physical networks. This twofold objective will be pursued by means of interdisciplinary methodologies arising from a synergic combination of 
optimization, controls, and graph theories. 
About Lecce, university and city: 
The Università del Salento at Lecce is ranked among the first 300 top universities worldwide, the 5th Italian one (Times Higher Education 2014-15). Lecce is a beautiful Baroque city in the South-East of Italy. It is a lively, graceful 
but relaxed university town in the Salento peninsula, the heel of Italy's boot. 
6.9 PhD/Post-Doc: Clemson University, USA  
Contributed by: Yongqiang Wang, yongqiw@clemosn.edu
Applications are invited for doctoral and/or post-doctoral positions in the general area of dynamics and control of network systems. Competitive financial supports will be provided. Students with a strong background in systems and 
control and a clear interest in the general area of network systems are encouraged to apply. Specific areas of research include: analysis of dynamical engineered or biochemical networks - hybrid systems - oscillator networks or 
Clemson University is ranked 20st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report (tie with Purdue University-West Lafayette and University of Maryland-College Park). It is described by students and faculty as an 
inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. 
Clemson is located on Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty and temperate climate. It is 30 miles from Greenville, SC, a vibrant and growing city which provides many 
opportunities for entertainment, culture, and fine dining. Strong mathematical and analytic skills are desired. 
Candidates with a demonstrated track record in one or more of the previous area(s) will be preferred. Interested students should send a short resume, along with representative relevant publications, if applicable, to yongqiw@clemson.edu
6.10 PhD/Post-Doc: Imperial College London, UK
Contributed by: Diego Oyarzún, d.oyarzun@imperial.ac.uk
Postdoctoral and PhD positions in Systems & Synthetic Biology at the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London 
We have two openings as part of a new multidisciplinary project funded by the Human Frontier Science Program: 
1) Postdoctoral position in Systems and Synthetic Biology of metabolic adaptations (deadline 04 June). 
2) PhD position in stochastic fluctuations of enzymatic reactions (deadline 21 June). 
The successful candidates will join Dr Diego Oyarzún, (Biomathematical Sciences, Imperial College London) in exciting projects at the interface of Control Theory, Mathematics, and Systems/Synthetic Biology. Their general aims are to 
develop mathematical methods to analyze and predict metabolic responses from complex feedback regulatory networks, and to showcase how new metabolic responses can be engineered in living cells. 
For additional information please contact Dr Diego Oyarzún (d.oyarzun@imperial.ac.uk). 
More details and application instructions can be found in http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.oyarzun 
6.11 Post-Doc: INRIA, France
Contributed by: Denis Efimov, denis.efimov@inria.fr
Post-Doc: Non-A project-team of Inria Lille − Nord Europe, France 
"Latency reduction and compensation techniques for touch-based devices" 
Inria, with its academic, institutional and industrial partners, is committed to major research and innovation projects in the field of computational sciences.
The institute disseminates across France thanks to its eight research centres. 
The project-team Non-A (https://team.inria.fr/non-a/) is developing an estimation theory, built around differential algebra and operational calculation on the one hand, and high gain algorithms (such as sliding mode, etc.) on the other 
hand. Both approaches allow for estimating in finite-time the derivatives of noisy signals, which opens a lot of prospects in control and signal processing. It has resulted in relatively simple, rapid algorithms. Unlike traditional 
methods, the majority of which pertain to asymptotic statistics, the Non-A estimators are ''non-asymptotic''. These estimators found their applications in electrical engineering, robotics, aerospace and bioscience. 
Touch-based interactions with computing systems are greatly affected by two interrelated factors: the transfer functions applied on finger movements, and latency. Little is actually known on these problems, and latency only recently 
received attention in this context. This project aims at latency (delay) estimation in different touch-based devices for human-computer interactions (touchpads, optical finger navigation sensors, touch screens, etc.). Estimation and 
design of transfer functions for these sensors is another important direction of research (i.e. the nonlinear gains from the human input to the on-screen interactions). Latency compensation algorithms should be designed based on 
different differentiation and frequency estimation tools developing in Non-A project-team. All these algorithms have to be implemented and tested on several touch-based devices. 
The goal of this research project is to design various filtering/prediction algorithms for latency reduction, estimation and synthesis of transfer functions for touch based sensors, their implementation and validation. The candidate must 
have a PhD degree in Systems and Control with good knowledge in control/estimation theory. Programming and communication skills are required. 
For more details and application, please, visit: 
Application deadline is 30 June 2015.
6.12 Post-Doc: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Contributed by: Dimos Dimarogonas, dimos@kth.se
A postdoc position in multi-robot control is available at KTH. The full announcement and all details on the requirements for this position can be found here: 
Deadline for applications is set to June 12, 2015. For any further required information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dimos Dimarogonas, dimos@kth.se, http://people.kth.se/~dimos/. 
6.13 Post-Doc: Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Contributed by: Martin Kuehn, wesys.bewerbungen@forwind.de
At the research group Wind Energy Systems, ForWind – Center for Wind Energy Research, Institute of Physics of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, there is a vacant position available with immediate start as 
PostDoc on Control of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms (Team Leader) 
ForWind is the joint Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen focussing on both basic and industry-relevant research in the field of wind energy. Currently the new ‘Research Laboratory for 
Turbulence and Wind Energy Systems’ for 140 researchers is under construction at Oldenburg. Its inauguration is planned for end of 1st quarter 2016. Among others the lab will provide a large turbulent wind tunnel suitable for aeroelastic 
and control experiments with scaled wind turbines and wind farms. In addition, the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) and ForWind are preparing jointly the commissioning and operation of two research turbines in the 2.5 MW class. Novel and 
far reaching research activities are offered by a close link of lab and full-scale experiments with simulations on ForWind’s high performance computing cluster (2,100 cores). 
The team ‘Dynamics, Design and Control’ currently comprises eight research assistants and several students. It addresses the design of new concepts for load reduction of wind turbines e.g. smart blades, control of the rotor-nacelle-
assembly, wind farm control as well as load monitoring by artificial networks and data mining approaches. Tailoring and validating different feedback and feedforward control approaches for the specific requirements of the wind energy 
industry is an important task. 
Job Description 
- You are leading the team ‘Dynamics, Design and Control’ and are contributing through your independent work and your in-depth experience in the area of control and structural dynamics. You are further developing in close cooperation 
your own scientific profile in respect to both full field and lab based research. 
- You are carrying out research on control of offshore wind turbines and wind farms in the integrated EU projects IRPWind.eu and InnWind.eu. 
- With your proven writing competence you are supporting your team to place dedicated publications to further promote the visibility and networking with science and industry. 
- Through your experience in proposal writing and administration of research projects you support the management in the medium and long-term organisational and scientific development of the group. 
- Further tasks include teaching support in study courses on renewable energy and supervision of student and possibly PhD projects. These duties provide further opportunities for personal and professional development, which is actively 
Candidate Profile 
- The applicant shall have a qualifying university degree (diploma or master) in mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering, physics or an equivalent study course with profound knowledge in control engineering and structural 
dynamics as well as preferably wind energy. 
- PhD degree related to the field of the position or equivalent scientific achievements in industrial research and development 
- Professional experience in management and organisation 
- Experience in proposal writing and administrative management of research projects 
- Proactive team player with good communication and interpersonal skills as well as confident appearance 
- Very good oral communication and writing skills in English and German 
In addition, the following qualifications are desirable: 
- Knowledge in the planning, execution and analysis of experiments 
- Experience in the supervision of students 
- Basic German language capabilities and a training plan, if the required knowledge is not yet available 
An employment according to salary TV-L E14 is foreseen. TV-L E13 might be applicable if not all demanded qualifications have not been obtained, yet. The employment is limited to the duration of the project IRPWind.eu until 28 February 
2018. A further prolongation of the contract in the scope of future projects is intended since a long-term cooperation and career development is aimed for. 
The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science: therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with 
equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualification. Full-time positions can be also turned into part-time ones. 
Please send your application form appending all the usual documents (curriculum vitae, graduation results, job references) and an electronic copy of the dissertation and relevant research papers to the University of Oldenburg, Institute 
of Physics, Research Group Wind Energy Systems, Prof. Dr. M. Kühn, phone +49 441 798 5061, e-mail: wesys.bewerbungen@forwind.de, keyword: IEEE#21 www.forwind.de, Ammerländer Heerstr. 136, 26129 Oldenburg until 20 June 2015. 
6.14 Post-Doc: George Washington University, USA
Contributed by: Taeyoung Lee, tylee@gwu.edu
Post-Doc: Autonomous Aerial Exploration 
George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
Flight Dynamics and Control Lab at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University (http://fdcl.seas.gwu.edu) invites applications for one post-doctoral scientist position. 
The main objective of the research is to develop motion planning and control of multiple aerial vehicles exploring an unknown area autonomously and cooperatively. The desired paths of the vehicles should be developed in an optimal 
fashion to maximize the information gain from the sensor measurements on those paths, while explicitly considering the sensor limitations such as the maximum sensing range and viewing angle. 
These will be illustrated by both numerical simulations and indoor flight tests with multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles. 
Required qualification 
- Ph. D in control system engineering, computer science or relevant fields 
- Backgrounds in control, estimation, motion planning, mapping, and SLAM 
- Experiences in flight experiments of multirotor UAV 
- Expertise in C/C++, ROS, and multithread programming 
The appointment will be for a period of 1 year, starting no later than Fall 2015, and it will be extended for another year based on the evaluations. 
The application should consist of 
- A motivation letter stating why the applicant is qualified to the research 
- A complete CV with a full publication list 
- List of three references 
These documents should be combined into a single pdf file and sent to Prof. Taeyoung Lee (tylee@gwu.edu) with a subject “Post-doc application of Dr. <Name>”
6.15 Post-Doc/Research Engineer: University of Grenoble, France 
Contributed by: Mazen Alamir, mazen.alamir@grenoble-inp.fr
Job offer (Post-doctoral or Research Engineer) 
University of Grenoble, France. 
Start: As soon as possible. 
This proposition is a part of the large joint project involving GIPSA-lab and G2Elab (public research labs on control systems and power systems) and ALSTOM-ocean (world- wide leader in turbines construction and operation, Nantes) 
together with six other partners including GDF-SUEZ. This project aims at building and operating a tidal farm of 30-200 MW. Successful applicants will work at GIPSA-lab (Grenoble) (http://www.gipsa-lab.fr). Required skills: Solid 
knowledge in Optimization and control applied to power systems are necessary. 
For more information please, download the description at http://www.mazenalamir.fr/files/Subject_prismer_recruiting_2015.pdf 
Detailed Description: 
This job offer concerns the design of a distributed control of the tidal farm that includes several dozens of individual turbines. More precisely, the distributed control aims at affecting set-points to existing individual controllers of 
each turbine so that the collected power quality is guaranteed as well as the grid code is respected. A possible workflow can be described by the following steps: 
(1) Design reduced models for the controlled turbines that are both faithful and scalable. 
(2) Define precisely the specification for the distributed control of the farm. This may include several operating modes. 
(3) Design an ideal (centralized) controller to use in the evaluation of the distributed control architecture sub-optimality. 
(4) Design a scalable distributed control architecture that involves the reduced models developed in item 1 and which fulfills the specification defined in item 2. 
(5) Evaluate the proposed distributed strategy on a battery of bench tests. 
6.16 Teaching position: University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Contributed by: Jennifer Martin, recruit@cs.ucsb.edu
University of California Santa Barbara Department of Computer Science 
Temporary Teaching Positions
Primary consideration deadline June 12, 2015 and open until filled. 
Apply: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00474 
Applications are invited for temporary part-time academic teaching positions for the academic year 2015-16. Candidates with a Masters, preferably a PhD, in Computer Science or related area and at least one year of lecturing experience 
are preferred. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends upon qualifications. 
For more information on the position and how to apply, please see the full announcement at above link.
6.17 Faculty: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, China
Contributed by: Ms. Zhao, scc.hitsz@gmail.com
Faculty Positions in Systems and Control Organization/Institution: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China Department: School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation 
The Division of Control and Mechatronics Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School (HITSGS) invites applications for several faculty positions at all ranks. We are seeking candidates with excellent 
credentials in the areas of systems and control, wind energy, power systems and smart grids. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical, mechanical and power systems engineering and need to show strong research record and 
potential. Successful candidates will be received a joint appointment in the Center of Systems and Control. The Division currently has 11 full-time faculty members, and is expected to grow to 20 faculties in the next few years. 
HITSZ offers a competitive salary and the salary levels at HITSG for these positions are substantially higher than those provided by most universities in China, with full professor in the range of RMB 170K to 230K per year, associate 
professor in the range of RMB130K to 160K per year, and assistant professor in the range of RMB 90K to 110K per year. Bonus is a plus for all levels, subject to faculty’s performance. 
Interested candidates can send detailed CV, list of publications, statement of research (no more than 3 pages), teaching interests (no more than 2 pages), and a cover letter including contact information of three references to: 
Ms. Zhao 
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation 
HIT Campus Shenzhen University Town 
Xili, Shenzhen 
P. R. China 518055 
or email the documents to scc.hitsz@gmail.com
6.18 Faculty: Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey
Contributed by: Kerem Altun, kerem.altun@kemerburgaz.edu.tr
Faculty Position at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, 
School of Engineering and Architecture at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University 
The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Mechanical Engineering Department. The department welcomes applications at Assistant Professor, 
Associate Professor, or Full Professor levels. The appointment starts in Fall 2015 but an earlier start date can be arranged depending on mutual agreement. Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or 
related disciplines from a top-tier institution and must have advanced proficiency in English. Ideal senior candidates must have an excellent teaching and research record, including a demonstrated ability to secure externally funded 
projects and to mentor graduate students. Ideal junior candidates must show potential for high-quality research and excellence in teaching. Candidates with research and teaching interests in thermo-fluid sciences and/or machine design 
are especially encouraged to apply. The medium of instruction is English at the School of Engineering and Architecture. 
The positions offer a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate’s rank and strength, government pension and health insurance, optional private health insurance, and a 1-month annual vacation. Benefits also include premium 
rewards for high-quality publications, conference travel compensation, and internal research funding support. 
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University is a privately funded academic institution that began instruction in the 2011-2012 academic year at its Mahmutbey campus located in urban Istanbul. The University’s vision is to become a leading center of 
higher education and academic research. The growing University currently hosts 7 schools of undergraduate study (Engineering and Architecture, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Fine Arts and Design, and Arts 
and Sciences), a vocational school, and two graduate schools (Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences) that offer a total of 24 undergraduate,6 graduate and 6 associate degree programs. Detailed information about Istanbul 
Kemerburgaz University is available at http://en.kemerburgaz.edu.tr. 
Applicants to the position should contact and submit their curriculum vitae and research and teaching interests to Asst. Prof. Dr. Kerem Altun at kerem.altun@kemerburgaz.edu.tr.
6.19 R&D Internship: GE Global Research, Munich, Germany
Contributed by: Axel Busboom, busboom@ge.com
R&D Intern Controls/Regelungstechnik Job No. 2156005 (Garching) 
You will work - together with our research engineers - on the design, implementation and verification of advanced algorithms for controls and estimation, specifically for subsea oil and gas production systems. 
- Design and implement advanced control and estimation algorithms, in MATLAB / Simulink. 
- Calibrate and validate your results against high-fidelity simulations and field data. 
- Support our Oil & Gas business in implementing your algorithms on the target hardware platform for real-time subsea control. 
- Document and present your results. 
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science 
- Graduate student in automatic control or a related discipline 
- Knowledge in systems theory, controls and estimation (please include a list of completed relevant classes / exams with your application) 
- Experience with Matlab and Simulink 
- Result-driven with good interpersonal skills 
- Good academic track record 
- Excellent communication skills 
- Open, creative & flexible 
- Team-work & commitment 
- Fluency in English 
- Currently enrolled at a university 
Desired Qualifications 
- Knowledge of real-time software development, e.g. in C/C++. 
- Basic German is an advantage, but not required. 
We look forward to receiving your online application under ge.com/karriere
About us 
GE Global Research - Europe employs approximately 200 engineers and scientists from more than 40 different countries. Our scientists and technologists come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including chemistry, physics, 
mathematics, engineering, sciences and materials research. 
The Controls and Embedded Systems (CES) Laboratory  in Munich - where you will work - provides technology innovation in the areas of control systems for a wide range of applications as well as embedded systems development. CES  is 
involved with worldwide customers in GE’s Oil & Gas, Power & Water, Transportation and Energy Management businesses. The team focuses on control algorithm development - in particular fault accommodating control and nonlinear controls -, 
physics-based prognostics and health management (PHM) algorithms, high-integrity embedded systems, model-drivel development and V&V. The rapidly growing customer demands for dependable and resilient control systems, performance 
optimization, and Industrial Internet solutions open up new research and development opportunities for controls systems and embedded systems scientists and engineers.