March 2018 E-Letter

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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 355
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E-LETTER on Systems, Control, and Signal Processing
Issue 355
March 2018

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1. IEEE CSS Headlines
1.1 CFP: CSS Outreach Fund
1.2 CFP: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
1.3 CFP: IEEE Control Systems Letters
1.4 IEEE Control Systems Society Technically Cosponsored Conferences
1.5 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
1.6 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
1.7 IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest

2.1 Online Seminar: “Nonlinear Observers Robust to Measurement Noise and Their Applications in Control and Synchronization”
2.2 LCCC Focus Period on “Learning and Adaptation for Sensorimotor Control”
2.3 Canceled: Second American MPC Summer School 2018

3. Books
3.1 Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics, Theory, Facts, and Formulas
3.2 Modeling of Dynamic Systems

4. Journals
4.1 Contents: Automatica
4.2 Contents: Systems & Control Letters
4.3 Contents: European Journal of Control
4.4 Contents: IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
4.5 Contents: Asian Journal of Control
4.6 Contents: Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal
4.7 Contents: IET Control Theory & Applications
4.8 Contents: International Journal of Control
4.9 Contents: Control Engineering Practice
4.10 Contents: Mechatronics
4.11 Contents: Journal of Process Control
4.12 Contents: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
4.13 Contents: Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems
4.14 Contents: ISA Transactions
4.15 Contents: Journal of the Franklin Institute
4.16 Contents: Evolution Equations and Control Theory
4.17 CFP: European Journal of Control

5. Conferences
5.1 IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems
5.2 International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics
5.3 International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing
5.4 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
5.5 ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
5.6 Call for Workshop Proposals: ASME 2018 Dynamic System and Control Conference
5.7 World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
5.8 Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
5.9 International Conference on Systems and Control
5.10 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
5.11 IFAC International Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control
5.12 IFAC Conference on Analysis and Control of Chaotic Systems
5.13 IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design and Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems
5.14 CEAS Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control
5.15 IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems

6. Positions
6.1 PhD: CEA LIST, France
6.2 PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
6.3 PhD: Aarhus University, Denmark
6.4 PhD: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.5 PhD: University of Cambridge, UK
6.6 PhD/PostDoc: Paderborn University, Germany
6.7 PhD/PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
6.8 PhD/PostDoc: KULeuven/VUB/UCL/UMons, Belgium
6.9 Researcher: University of Warwick, UK
6.10 Researcher: University of Klagenfurt, Austria
6.11 Researcher: University of Klagenfurt, Austria
6.12 PostDoc: Texas A&M University, USA
6.13 PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.14 PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
6.15 PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
6.16 PostDoc: University of Pennsylvania, USA
6.17 PostDoc: University of Pennsylvania, USA
6.18 PostDoc: University of New Mexico, USA
6.19 PostDoc: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
6.20 PostDoc: University of Texas at Dallas, USA
6.21 PostDoc/Visiting Researcher: Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
6.22 Faculty: University College Dublin, Ireland
6.23 Faculty: University of Oxford, UK
6.24 Faculty: Zhejiang University of Technology, China
6.25 Faculty: OVGU Magdeburg, Germany
6.26 Faculty: University of Tehran, Iran
6.27 Curriculum Development Director: Vin University, Vietnam
6.28 Research Scientist: Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

1. IEEE CSS Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

1.2. CFP: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Contributed by: Sergio Galeani,

The 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control will be held Monday through Wednesday, December 17-19, 2018 at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, FL, USA. The conference will be preceded by technical workshops on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

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

The IEEE CDC is hosted by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Japanese Society for Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), and the EUropean Control Association (EUCA).

The 2018 CDC will feature contributed and invited papers, as well as tutorial sessions and workshops.

Aside from the technical sessions, the 2018 CDC will feature the Bode Lecture and four semi-plenary lectures.
The Bode Lecture will be presented by Prof. Mark Spong, from the University of Texas, Dallas.
The Semi-Plenary speakers will be:
- Maurice Heemels, Eindhoven University of Technology;
- Sean Meyn, University of Florida;
- Yasamin Mostofi, University of California, Santa Barbara;
- Rodolphe Sepulchre, University of Cambridge.

Important deadlines:
- Invited Session Proposals Due: March 10
- Initial Paper Submissions Due: March 20
- Workshop Proposals Due: May 1

Further details can be found at the CDC2018 website:

1.3. CFP: IEEE Control Systems Letters
Contributed by: Francesca Bettini,

Call for submissions to L-CSS Special Issue:
“Control and Network Theory for Biological Systems”.

The L-CSS invites submissions for a special issue on “Control and Network Theory for Biological Systems” (to be included, tentatively, in the January 2019 issue of L-CSS).
Authors are invited to submit six-page manuscripts for review on this topic. The deadline for initial submissions is: *** May 31, 2018 ***.
Submission instructions can be found in the L-CSS website at

Guest Editors:
- Murat Arcak, University of California at Berkeley, USA
- Franco Blanchini, UniversitaÕ degli Studi di Udine, Italy
- Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, IIT Hyderabad, India and University of Texas at Dallas, USA

This special issue intends to collect new ideas and contributions at the frontiers of the field of control and network theory for biological systems.
The primary aspect of any contribution should be novelty and originality. Also, the results should be presented in a mathematical language, according to the L-CSS standard.

Specific topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

- systems biology: analysis of biochemical reaction networks, gene regulatory networks, molecular systems and cell systems;
- stability, robustness, dynamic and steady-state behavior of biological systems;
- modeling and identification of biological networks;
- graph-theoretical approaches for biological networks;
- stochastic models in biology:
- synthetic biology: design of biological feedback control systems de novo;
- analysis of ecological systems and strategies for ecosystem management;
- dynamics of epidemics, infections and contagion;
- design of optimal therapies for diseases and smart drug delivery.

A manuscript submitted to the special issue should be six pages long in the journal format (style files are available on PaperPlaza), which is a strict limit.
The contribution may also be accompanied by supplementary material, as is customary in biology journals (up to 9 additional pages are possible). However, the value of the submission shall be decided based only the main paper, which must be self-contained.
The supplement is intended to present complementary information, such as simulations, videos, figures, or examples, but not, for instance, theorem proofs or definitions. Some mathematical background can be added to the supplement, for the reader’s convenience, if it is already existing in the literature.

According to the L-CSS policy, the final decision will be made within two rounds of reviewing with no exceptions. The final decision will be reached no later than 5 months from the initial submission deadline.
1.4. IEEE Control Systems Society Technically Cosponsored Conferences
Contributed by: Luca Zaccarian, CSS AE Conferences,
The following conferences have been recently included in the list of events technically cosponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society:

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

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

- 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC2018), Wuhan, China. Jul 25 - Jul 27, 2018.

- 22nd International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2018), Sinaia, Romania. Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2018.

- 23rd International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR 2018), Miedzyzdroje, Poland. Aug 27 - Aug 30, 2018.

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

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

Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume 63 (2018), Issue 1 (January)

A New Beginning Within a Solid Tradition, A. Astolfi, p. 1

Scanning the Issue, p. 3


- Distributed Linearized Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for Composite Convex Consensus Optimization, N. S. Aybat, Z. Wang, T. Lin, S. Ma, p. 5
- Stability of Switched Systems on Randomly Switching Durations with Random Interaction Matrices, Y. Guo, W. Lin, G. Chen, p. 21
- LQG Control with Minimum Directed Information: Semidefinite Programming Approach, T. Tanaka, P. Mohajerin Esfahani, S. K. Mitter, p. 37
- Bregman Storage Functions for Microgrid Control, C. De Persis, N. Monshizadeh, p. 53
- Realization Theory for a Class of Stochastic Bilinear Systems, M. Petreczky, R. Vidal, p. 69
- Infinite Horizon Optimal Transmission Power Control for Remote State Estimation over Fading Channels, X. Ren, J. Wu, K. H. Johansson, G. Shi, L. Shi, p. 85
- Distributed Partitioning Algorithms for Locational Optimization of Multi-Agent Networks in SE(2), E. Bakolas, p. 101
- Optimal Synchronization of Heterogeneous Nonlinear Systems with Unknown Dynamics, H. Modares, F. L. Lewis, W. Kang, A. Davoudi, p. 117
- Communication Preserving Min-Max Time Consensus Tracking, A. K. Mulla, D. Chakraborty, p. 132
- Differentially Private MIMO Filtering for Event Streams, J. Le Ny, M. Mohammady, p. 145
- Algebraic Certificates of (Semi-)Definiteness for Polynomials over Fields Containing the Rationals, L. Menini, C. Possieri, A. Tornambe, p. 158
- Riccati-Based Design of Event-Triggered Controllers for Linear Systems with Delays, D. P. Borgers, V. S. Dolk, W.P.M.H. Heemels, p. 174

Technical Notes and Correspondence
- Braking Control in Railway Vehicles: A Distributed Preview Approach, B. Picasso, D. Caporale, P. Colaneri, p. 189
- Mode-Target Games: Reactive Synthesis for Control Applications, A. Balkan, M. Vardi, P. Tabuada, p. 196
- Finite Frequency H-infinity Deconvolution with Application to Approximated Bandlimited Signal Recovery, H. Gao, X. Li, J. Qiu, p. 203
- A Novel Extended State Observer for Output Tracking of MIMO Systems with Mismatched Uncertainty, Z-L. Zhao, B-Z. Guo, p. 211
- SMC Design for Robust Stabilization of Nonlinear Markovian Jump Singular Systems, Y. Wang, Y. Xia, H. Shen, P. Zhou, p. 219
- Stability of Linear Systems with Time-Varying Delays using Bessel-Legendre Inequalities, A. Seuret, F. Gouaisbaut, p. 225
- Input-to-State Stability and Inverse Optimality of Linear Time-Varying-Delay Predictor Feedbacks, X. Cai, N. Bekiaris-Liberis, M. Krstic, p. 233
- Least Square Estimation-Based SDP Cuts for SOCP Relaxation of AC OPF, Z. Miao, L. Fan, H. Ghassempour Aghamolki, B. Zeng, p. 241
- Complexity of Infimal Observable Superlanguages, T. Masopust, p. 249
- Backstepping Design for Incremental Stability of Stochastic Hamiltonian Systems with Jumps, P. Jagtap, M. Zamani, p. 255
- A Finite Convergence Criterion for the Discounted Optimal Control of Stochastic Logical Networks, T. Shen, Y. Wu, p. 262
- Distributed Event-Based State Estimation for Networked Systems: An LMI-Approach, M. Muehlebach, S. Trimpe, p. 269
- A Modified Frequency Domain Condition for the Physical Realizability of Linear Quantum Stochastic Systems, A. Khodaparastsichani, I. R. Petersen, p. 277
- Combined MRAC for Unknown MIMO LTI Systems with Parameter Convergence, S. Basu Roy, S. Bhasin, I. N. Kar, p. 283
- Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems using a Novel Piecewise Positive Systems Method, T. N. Phan, H. Trinh, P. N. Pathirana, V. N. Phat, p. 291
- Disturbance Compensation with Finite Spectrum Assignment for Plants with Input Delay, I. Furtat, E. Fridman, A. Fradkov, p. 298
- Sufficient Stability Conditions of Nonlinear Differential Systems Under Impulsive Control with State-Dependent Delay, X. Li, J. Wu, p. 306

Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume 63 (2018), Issue 2 (February)

Scanning the Issue, p. 313
- Sensor Choice for Minimum Error Variance Estimation, M. Zhang, K. Morris, p. 315
- The Kalman Decomposition for Linear Quantum Systems, G. Zhang, S. Grivopoulos, I. R. Petersen, J. E. Gough, p. 331
- Source Localization by a Binary Sensor Network in the Presence of Imperfection, Noise and Outliers, E-W. Bai, p. 347
- Distributed Computation of Equilibria in Misspecified Convex Stochastic Nash Games, H. Jiang, U. V. Shanbhag, S. P. Meyn, p. 360
- Asynchronous Distributed Algorithms for Solving Linear Algebraic Equations, J. Liu, S. Mou, A. S. Morse, p. 372
- Causality Countermeasures for Anomaly Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems, D. Shi, Z. Guo, K. H. Johansson, L. Shi, p. 386
- Spectral Conditions for Stability and Stabilization of Positive Equilibria for a Class of Nonlinear Cooperative Systems, P. Ugo Abara, F. Ticozzi, C. Altafini, p. 402
- Distributed Active State Estimation with User-Specified Accuracy, C. Freundlich, S. Lee, M. M. Zavlanos, p. 418
- Convergence of Asynchronous Distributed Gradient Methods over Stochastic Networks, J. Xu, S. Zhu, Y. C. Soh, L. Xie, p. 434
- Taming Mismatches in Inter-Agent Distances for the Formation-Motion Control of Second-Order Agents, H. Garcia de Marina, B. Jayawardhana, M. Cao, p. 449
- A Comparative Study of Input-Output Stability Results, L. J. Bridgeman, J. R. Forbes, p. 463
- Production Control to Reduce Starvation in a Partially Flexible Production-Inventory System, C. Zhao, N. Kang, J. Li, J. A. Horst, p. 477

Technical Notes and Correspondence
- Consensus of Discrete-Time Linear Multi-Agent Systems With Communication, Input and Output Delays, X. Xu, . Liu, G. Feng, p. 492
- Discrete-Time Predictor Feedback for Consensus of Multi-Agent Systems with Delays, A. Ponomarev, Z. Chen, H-T. Zhang, p. 498
- Structure Preserving H^2 Optimal Model Reduction Based on Riemannian Trust-Region Method, K. Sato, H. Sato, p. 505
- Sparsity of Linear Discrete-Time Optimal Control Problems with l1 Objectives, C. V. Rao, p. 513
- The K-P Problem on Tensor Products of Lie Groups and Time Optimal Control of n Quantum Bits With A Bounded Field, F. Albertini, D. D'Alessandro, p. 518
- A Numerically Stable Solver for Positive Semi-Definite Quadratic Programs Based on Nonnegative Least Squares, A. Bemporad, p. 525
- A Randomized Algorithm for Parsimonious Model Identification, B. Yilmaz, K. Bekiroglu, C. M. Lagoa, M. Sznaier, p. 532
- Structural Analysis and Optimal Design of Distributed System Throttlers, M. Siami, J. Skaf, p. 540
- Cooperative Output Regulation of Linear Multi-Agent Systems by Intermittent Communication: A Unified Framework of Time- and Event-Triggering Strategies, W. Hu, L. Liu, G. Feng, p. 548
- Robust Stability Analysis and State Feedback Synthesis for Discrete-Time Systems Characterized by Random Polytopes, Y. Hosoe, T. Hagiwara, D. Peaucelle, p. 556
- Fixed-Time Consensus Tracking for Multi-Agent Systems with High-Order Integrator Dynamics, Z. Zuo, B. Tian, M. Defoort, Z. Ding, p. 563
- Output-Feedback Lyapunov-based Predictive Control of Stochastic Nonlinear Systems, T. Homer, P. Mhaskar, p. 571
- A Characterization of Integral ISS for Switched and Time-varying Systems, H. Haimovich, J. L. Mancilla-Aguilar, p. 578
- Recursive Spectral Meta-Learner for Online Combining Different Fault Classifiers, M. Chen, J. Shang, p. 586
- A Novel Adaptive Kalman Filter with Inaccurate Process and Measurement Noise Covariance Matrices, Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wu, N. Li, J. Chambers, p. 594
- Complexity of Verifying Nonblockingness in Modular Supervisory Control, T. Masopust, p. 602
- Event-Based Model Predictive Tracking Control of Nonholonomic Systems with Coupled Input Constraint and Bounded Disturbances, Z. Sun, L. Dai, Y. Xia, K. Liu, p. 608

1.6. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Contributed by: Michelle Colasanti,

Table of Contents
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Volume 26 (2018), Issue 2 (March)

2017 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, page 381

- Exhaust Pressure Estimation for Diesel Engines Equipped With Dual-Loop EGR and VGT, S. Kim, H. Jin, and S. B. Choi, page 382
- Online Energy Maximization of an Airborne Wind Energy Turbine in Simulated Periodic Flight, M. Kehs, C. Vermillion, and H. Fathy. page 393
- Nonlinear Model-Based Tracking Control of Underwater Vehicles With Three Degree-of-Freedom Fully Coupled Dynamical Plant Models: Theory and Experimental Evaluation, S. C. Martin and L. L. Whitcomb, page 404
- Dependability Analysis of Safety Critical Real-Time Systems by Using Petri Nets, L. K. Singh and H. Rajput, page 415
- Complex Process Monitoring Using KUCA With Application to Treatment of Waste Liquor, Y. Zhang and Q. Jia, page 427
- An Adaptive Online Co-Search Method With Distributed Samples for Dynamic Target Tracking, F. Li, M. Zhou, and Y. Ding, page 439
- Resilient Corner-Based Vehicle Velocity Estimation, M. Pirani, E. Hashemi, A. Khajepour, B. Fidan, A. Kasaiezadeh, S.-K. Chen, and B. Litkouhi, page 452
- Unit Prediction Horizon Binary Search-Based Model Predictive Control of Full-Bridge DC–DC Converter, J. Saeed and A. Hasan, page 463
- Robust Optimal Dispatch, Secondary, and Primary Reserve Allocation for Power Systems With Uncertain Load and Generation, U. Münz, A. Mešanovic ́, M. Metzger, and P. Wolfrum, page 475
- Transmission of Signal Nonsmoothness and Transient Improvement in Add-On Servo Control, T. Jiang and X. Chen, page 486
- Bayesian Inference in Non-Markovian State-Space Models With Applications to Battery Fractional-Order Systems, P. E. Jacob, S. M. M. Alavi, A. Mahdi, S. J. Payne, and D. A. Howey, page 497
- Real-Time Optimizing Control of an Experimental Crosswind Power Kite, S. Costello, G. François, and D. Bonvin, page 507
- Scheduled Controller Design for Systems With Varying Sensor Configurations: A Frequency-Domain Approach, R. van der Weijst, B. van Loon, M. Heertjes, and M. Heemels, page 523
- Event-Based Power/Performance-Aware Thermal Management for High-Density Microprocessors, A. Leva, F. Terraneo, I. Giacomello, and W. Fornaciari, page 535
- GPU-Accelerated Stochastic Predictive Control of Drinking Water Networks, A. K. Sampathirao, P. Sopasakis, A. Bemporad, and P. Patrinos, page 551
- Multicopter With Series Connected Propeller Drives, F. Bauer, C. M. Hackl, K. M. Smedley, and R. M. Kennel, page 563
- Prototyping of Concurrent Control Systems With Application of Petri Nets and Comparability Graphs, R. Wis ́niewski, A. Karatkevich, M. Adamski, A. Costa, and L. Gomes, page 575
- Sliding Mode Control of Underground Coal Gasification Energy Conversion Process, A. Uppal, Y. M. Alsmadi, V. I. Utkin, A. I. Bhatti, and S. A. Khan, page 587
- Energy Storage Operation for Voltage Control in Distribution Networks: A Receding Horizon Approach, D. Zarrilli, A. Giannitrapani, S. Paoletti, and A. Vicino, page 599
- Adaptive Proportional–Integral Clock Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks, K. S. Yildirim, R. Carli, and L. Schenato, page 610
- Locomotion Control and Gait Planning of a Novel Hexapod Robot Using Biomimetic Neurons, G. Zhong, L. Chen, Z. Jiao, J. Li, and H. Deng, page 624
- Frequency-Domain Analysis of Robust Monotonic Convergence of Norm-Optimal Iterative Learning Control, X. Ge, J. L. Stein, and T. Ersal, page 637
- D-Type ILC Based Dynamic Modeling and Norm Optimal ILC for High-Speed Trains, Q. Yu, Z. Hou, and J.-X. Xu, page 652
- Structured Modeling and Control of Adaptive Optics Systems, C. Yu and M. Verhaegen, page 664

- A Double Disturbance Observer Design for Compensation of Unknown Time Delay in a Wireless Motion Control System, W. Zhang, M. Tomizuka, P. Wu, Y.-H. Wei, Q. Leng, S. Han, and A. K. Mok, page 675
- Disturbance Observer-Based Robust Saturated Control for Spacecraft Proximity Maneuvers, L. Sun and Z. Zheng, page 684
- Adaptive Control of a Flexible String System With Input Hysteresis, W. He and T. Meng, page 693
- Nonlinear Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Quadrotor Altitude and Attitude Tracking With Multiple Actuator Faults, R. C. Avram, X. Zhang, and J. Muse, page 701
- Optimal Swing Up and Stabilization Control for Inverted Pendulum via Stable Manifold Method, T. Horibe and N. Sakamoto, page 708
- Dynamic Magnetometer Calibration and Alignment to Inertial Sensors by Kalman Filtering, Y. Wu, D. Zou, P. Liu, and W. Yu, page 716
- Adaptive Reference Model Predictive Control With Improved Performance for Voltage-Source Inverters, Y. Yang, S.-C. Tan, and S. Y. R. Hui, page 724
- Adaptive Near-Optimal Compensation in Lossy Polyphase Power Systems, H. Lev-Ari, R. D. Hernández, A. M. Stankovic ́, and E. A. Marengo, page 732
- Antiswing Control of Offshore Boom Cranes With Ship Roll Disturbances, B. Lu, Y. Fang, N. Sun, and X. Wang, page 740
- Controller Design of an Electric Power Steering System, D. Lee, K.-S. Kim, and S. Kim, page 748
- Fault-Tolerant Cooperative Control Design of Multiple Wheeled Mobile Robots, M. A. Kamel, X. Yu, and Y. Zhang, page 756
- Lyapunov Estimator for High-Speed Demodulation in Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy, M. R. P. Ragazzon, M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, A. J. Fleming, and J. T. Gravdahl, page 765

1.7. IEEE Control Systems Society Publications Content Digest
Contributed by: Elizabeth Kovacs,

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

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

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


2.1. Online Seminar: “Nonlinear Observers Robust to Measurement Noise and Their Applications in Control and Synchronization”
Contributed by: Tansel Yucelen,

Online Seminar by Dr. Daniel Liberzon - 12:00 PM Eastern Time, March 23, 2018

USF Forum on Robotics & Control Engineering (USF FoRCE, will host Dr. Daniel Liberzon on March 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Specifically, Dr. Liberzon will give an online seminar titled "Nonlinear Observers Robust to Measurement Errors and Their Applications in Control and Synchronization" (abstract and biography of the speaker are included below). We hope that you will make plans to participate on this free online seminar. Here is the WebEx information needed to connect to this online seminar:

WebEx direct link:
WebEx indirect link: (use 623 414 799 for the meeting number and bNXPddCn for the password)
WebEx phone link: +1-510-338-9438 USA Toll (global call-in numbers:

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

In the remaining period of Spring 2018, other USF FoRCE speakers will include Drs. Ilya Kolmanovsky and Hassan Khalil. Visit for more information and to access previously recorded events. For any questions, email the USF FoRCE director, Dr. Tansel Yucelen (

Title: Nonlinear Observers Robust to Measurement Noise and Their Applications in Control and Synchronization (Dr. Daniel Liberzon, 12:00 PM Eastern Time, 03/23/2018)

Abstract: In this talk we address the problem of designing nonlinear observers that possess robustness to output measurement errors. To this end, we introduce a novel concept of quasi-Disturbance-to-Error Stable (qDES) observer. In essence, an observer is qDES if its error dynamics are input-to-state stable (ISS) with respect to the disturbance as long as the plant's input and state remain bounded. We develop Lyapunov-based sufficient conditions for checking the qDES property for both full-order and reduced-order observers. This relates to a novel "asymptotic ratio" characterization of ISS which is of interest in its own right. When combined with a state feedback law robust to state estimation errors in the ISS sense, a qDES observer can be used to achieve output feedback control design with robustness to measurement disturbances. As an application of this idea, we treat a problem of stabilization by quantized output feedback. Applications to synchronization of electric power generators and of chaotic systems in the presence of measurement errors will also be discussed.

Biography: Daniel Liberzon was born in the former Soviet Union in 1973. He did his undergraduate studies in the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University from 1989 to 1993. In 1993 he moved to the United States to pursue graduate studies in mathematics at Brandeis University, where he received the Ph.D. degree in 1998 (supervised by Prof. Roger W. Brockett of Harvard University). Following a postdoctoral position in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University from 1998 to 2000 (with Prof. A. Stephen Morse), he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is now a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Coordinated Science Laboratory. His research interests include nonlinear control theory, switched and hybrid dynamical systems, control with limited information, and uncertain and stochastic systems. He is the author of the books "Switching in Systems and Control" (Birkhauser, 2003) and "Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory: A Concise Introduction" (Princeton Univ. Press, 2012). His work has received several recognitions, including the 2002 IFAC Young Author Prize and the 2007 Donald P. Eckman Award. He delivered a plenary lecture at the 2008 American Control Conference. He is a fellow of IEEE and IFAC, and an Editor for Automatica (nonlinear systems and control area).

2.2. LCCC Focus Period on “Learning and Adaptation for Sensorimotor Control”
Contributed by: Anders Rantzer,

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

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

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

For more information, see

2.3. Cancelled: Second American MPC Summer School 2018
Contributed by: Sasa V. Rakovic,

The previously announced second American MPC summer school 2018 (please see the previous issue of e-letters) has been just cancelled.

Please take a note of this unexpected outcome, and ignore the previous announcement as the summer school is not going to be held.

Kind regards,

Sasa V. Rakovic, Ph.D. DIC

3. Books

3.1. Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics, Theory, Facts, and Formulas
Contributed by: Dennis Bernstein,

Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics, Theory, Facts, and Formulas
Revised and expanded edition
by Dennis Bernstein
Princeton University Press, 2018, 1600 pages

Since its initial publication, this book has become the essential reference for users of matrices in all branches of engineering, science, and applied mathematics. In this third and expanded edition, Dennis Bernstein combines extensive material on scalar and vector mathematics with the latest results in matrix theory to make this the most comprehensive, current, and easy-to-use book on the subject.

Each chapter describes relevant theoretical background followed by specialized results. Hundreds of identities, inequalities, and facts are stated clearly and rigorously with cross-references, citations to the literature, and helpful comments. Beginning with preliminaries on sets, logic, relations, and functions, this unique compendium covers all of the major topics in matrix theory, such as transformations and decompositions, polynomial matrices, generalized inverses, and norms. Additional topics include graphs, groups, convex functions, polynomials, and linear systems. The book also features a wealth of new material on scalar inequalities, geometry, combinatorics, series, integrals, and more.

Now more comprehensive than ever, Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics includes a detailed list of symbols, a summary of notation and conventions, an extensive bibliography and author index with page references, and an exhaustive subject index.

3.2. Modeling of Dynamic Systems
Contributed by: Teng Li,

Features of the new book by Clarence W. de Silva
Modeling of Dynamic Systems
CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-4987-9848-8, 2018

- Provides systematic approaches that leads to unique models
- Presents modeling approaches that are applicable to problems in many physical domains (e.g., electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal) and to problems of multiple domains (mixed systems)
- Presents “unified” and “integrated” approaches to modeling of mechatronic and other engineering systems
- Modeling approaches that are commonly and effectively used in electrical engineering are extended to other domains
- Equivalence or approximate equivalence (to the actual physical system or to another type of model) is considered as the primary basis in developing “equivalent models” and in “model reduction” using various criteria of equivalence.

4. Journals

4.1. Contents: Automatica
Contributed by: John Coca,

Volume 90
April 2018

- Vito Cerone, Valentino Razza, Diego Regruto, Set-membership errors-in-variables identification of MIMO linear systems, Pages 25-37
- Zhangjie Liu, Mei Su, Yao Sun, Hua Han, Xiaochao Hou, Josep M. Guerrero, Stability analysis of DC microgrids with constant power load under distributed control methods, Pages 62-72
- Miguel A. Davó, Christophe Prieur, Mirko Fiacchini, Dragan Nešić, Enlarging the basin of attraction by a uniting output feedback controller, Pages 73-80
- Hong Lin, Hongye Su, Michael Z.Q. Chen, Zhan Shu, Renquan Lu, Zheng-Guang Wu, On stability and convergence of optimal estimation for networked control systems with dual packet losses without acknowledgment Pages 81-90
- Jihene Ben Rejeb, Irinel-Constantin Morărescu, Antoine Girard, Jamal Daafouz, Stability analysis of a general class of singularly perturbed linear hybrid systems, Pages 98-108
- Tianshi Chen, On kernel design for regularized LTI system identification, Pages 109-122
- Zhongqi Sun, Li Dai, Kun Liu, Yuanqing Xia, Karl Henrik Johansson, Robust MPC for tracking constrained unicycle robots with additive disturbances, Pages 172-184
- Helen Clare Henninger, James Douglas Biggs, Optimal under-actuated kinematic motion planning on the ϵ-group, Pages 185-195
- Vladimir Macias, Israel Becerra, Rafael Murrieta-Cid, Hector M. Becerra, Seth Hutchinson, Image feedback based optimal control and the value of information in a differential game, Pages 271-285
- Xiaojie Su, Xinxin Liu, Peng Shi, Yong-Duan Song, Sliding mode control of hybrid switched systems via an event-triggered mechanism, Pages 294-303
- Xiang Li, Yun-Hui Liu, Haoyong Yu, Iterative learning impedance control for rehabilitation robots driven by series elastic actuators, Pages 1-7
- Deyuan Meng, Ziyang Meng, Yiguang Hong, Uniform convergence for signed networks under directed switching topologies, Pages 8-15
- Jindřich Duník, Oliver Kost, Ondřej Straka, Design of measurement difference autocovariance method for estimation of process and measurement noise covariances, Pages 16-24
- Marcello Farina, Xinglong Zhang, Riccardo Scattolini, A hierarchical multi-rate MPC scheme for interconnected systems, Pages 38-46
- Vasile Dragan, Samir Aberkane, Ioan-Lucian Popa, Optimal filtering for a class of linear Itô stochastic systems: The dichotomic case, Pages 47-53
- Chengpu Yu, Lennart Ljung, Michel Verhaegen, Identification of structured state-space models, Pages 54-61
- Gennady Yu. Kulikov, Maria V. Kulikova, Stability analysis of Extended, Cubature and Unscented Kalman Filters for estimating stiff continuous–discrete stochastic systems, Pages 91-97
- Christian Lageman, Uwe R. Helmke, Brian D.O. Anderson, Simultaneous velocity consensus and shape control for a finite number of point agents on the unit circle, Pages 123-129
- Giulio Bottegal, Gianluigi Pillonetto, The generalized cross validation filter, Pages 130-137
- Kevin Schmidt, Iasson Karafyllis, Miroslav Krstic, Yield trajectory tracking for hyperbolic age-structured population systems, Pages 138-146
- Xiaojian Li, Shuxun Chen, Chichi Liu, Shuk Han Cheng, Yong Wang, Dong Sun, Development of a collision-avoidance vector based control algorithm for automated in-vivo transportation of biological cells, Pages 147-156
- Qiang Shen, Chengfei Yue, Cher Hiang Goh, Baolin Wu, Danwei Wang, Rigid-body attitude stabilization with attitude and angular rate constraints, Pages 157-163
- Mojtaba Zarei, Ahmad Kalhor, Dani Brake, Arc Length based Maximal Lyapunov Functions and domains of attraction estimation for polynomial nonlinear systems, Pages 164-171
- Deming Yuan, Yiguang Hong, Daniel W.C. Ho, Guoping Jiang, Optimal distributed stochastic mirror descent for strongly convex optimization, Pages 196-203
- Dario Bauso, Mark Cannon, Consensus in opinion dynamics as a repeated game, Pages 204-211
- Ngoc Anh Nguyen, Sorin Olaru, A family of piecewise affine control Lyapunov functions, Pages 212-219
- Michael A. Demetriou, Design of adaptive output feedback synchronizing controllers for networked PDEs with boundary and in-domain structured perturbations and disturbances, Pages 220-229
- Haifa Ethabet, Djahid Rabehi, Denis Efimov, Tarek Raïssi, Interval estimation for continuous-time switched linear systems, Pages 230-238
- Mondher Farza, Mohammed M’Saad, Tomas Ménard, Ali Ltaief, Tarak Maatoug, Adaptive observer design for a class of nonlinear systems. Application to speed sensorless induction motor, Pages 239-247
- Dominic Groß, Catalin Arghir, Florian Dörfler, On the steady-state behavior of a nonlinear power system model, Pages 248-254
- Matthew Levitt, Mădălin Guţă, Hendra I. Nurdin, Power spectrum identification for quantum linear systems, Pages 255-262
- Shan Ma, Matthew J. Woolley, Ian R. Petersen, Naoki Yamamoto, Cascade and locally dissipative realizations of linear quantum systems for pure Gaussian state covariance assignment, Pages 263-270
- Yan Li, Weihai Zhang, Xi-Kui Liu, ℋ− index for discrete-time stochastic systems with Markovian jump and multiplicative noise, Pages 286-293
- Yueying Wang, Yuanqing Xia, Hongyi Li, Pingfang Zhou, A new integral sliding mode design method for nonlinear stochastic systems, Pages 304-309
- Sei Zhen Khong, Ian R. Petersen, Anders Rantzer, Robust stability conditions for feedback interconnections of distributed-parameter negative imaginary systems, Pages 310-316
- Arvo Kaldmäe, Ülle Kotta, Realization of time-delay systems, Pages 317-320
- Marco Lovera, Comments on the paper “Global stabilisation of periodic linear systems by bounded controls with applications to spacecraft magnetic attitude control”, Pages 321-323

Volume 89
March 2018

- Zuguang Gao, Xudong Chen, Tamer Başar, Stability structures of conjunctive Boolean networks, Pages 8-20
- Quang Minh Ta, Chien Chern Cheah, Stochastic control for optical manipulation of multiple microscopic objects, Pages 52-64
- Fabien Lauer, Global optimization for low-dimensional switching linear regression and bounded-error estimation, Pages 73-82
- Siyang Gao, Leyuan Shi, Zhengjun Zhang, A peak-over-threshold search method for global optimization, Pages 83-91
- Jianping He, Chengcheng Zhao, Lin Cai, Peng Cheng, Ling Shi, Practical closed-loop dynamic pricing in smart grid for supply and demand balancing, Pages 92-102
- Se-Kyu Oh, Byung Jun Park, Jong Min Lee, Point-to-point iterative learning model predictive control, Pages 135-143
- Jackeline Abad Torres, Sandip Roy, Dominant eigenvalue minimization with trace preserving diagonal perturbation: Subset design problem, Pages 160-168
- Xavier Bombois, Anton Korniienko, Håkan Hjalmarsson, Gérard Scorletti, Optimal identification experiment design for the interconnection of locally controlled systems, Pages 169-179
- Prasad Vilas Chanekar, Nikhil Chopra, Shapour Azarm, Co-design of linear systems using Generalized Benders Decomposition, Pages 180-193
- Melkior Ornik, Mireille E. Broucke, Chattering in the Reach Control Problem, Pages 201-211
- Niklas Everitt, Miguel Galrinho, Håkan Hjalmarsson, Open-loop asymptotically efficient model reduction with the Steiglitz–McBride method, Pages 221-234
- Harm H.M. Weerts, Paul M.J. Van den Hof, Arne G. Dankers, Identifiability of linear dynamic networks, Pages 247-258
- Weifeng Liu, Shujun Zhu, Chenglin Wen, Yongsheng Yu, Structure modeling and estimation of multiple resolvable group targets via graph theory and multi-Bernoulli filter, Pages 274-289
- Jianglin Lan, Ron J. Patton, A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults, Pages 290-299
- Hernán De Battista, Martín Jamilis, Fabricio Garelli, Jesús Picó, Global stabilisation of continuous bioreactors: Tools for analysis and design of feeding laws
- Claudio De Persis, Erik R.A. Weitenberg, Florian Dörfler, A power consensus algorithm for DC microgrids, Pages 364-375
- Xiao Yu, Xiang Xu, Lu Liu, Gang Feng, Circular formation of networked dynamic unicycles by a distributed dynamic control law, Pages 1-7
- Chao Sun, Guoqiang Hu, Lihua Xie, Magnus Egerstedt, Robust finite-time connectivity preserving coordination of second-order multi-agent systems, Pages 21-27
- Zhengyuan Zhou, Jerry Ding, Haomiao Huang, Ryo Takei, Claire Tomlin, Efficient path planning algorithms in reach-avoid problems, Pages 28-36
- Yusuke Fujimoto, Toshiharu Sugie, Informative input design for Kernel-Based system identification, Pages 37-43
- Christophe Prieur, Joseph J. Winkin, Boundary feedback control of linear hyperbolic systems: Application to the Saint-Venant–Exner equations, Pages 44-51
- Masaki Ogura, Ahmet Cetinkaya, Tomohisa Hayakawa, Victor M. Preciado, State-feedback control of Markov jump linear systems with hidden-Markov mode observation, Pages 65-72
- Symeon Grivopoulos, Ian R. Petersen, Bilinear Hamiltonian interactions between linear quantum systems via feedback, Pages 103-110
- Pietro DeLellis, Franco Garofalo, Francesco Lo Iudice, The partial pinning control strategy for large complex networks, Pages 111-116
- Ziyang Guo, Dawei Shi, Karl Henrik Johansson, Ling Shi, Worst-case stealthy innovation-based linear attack on remote state estimation, Pages 117-124
- Mondher Farza, Omar Hernández-González, Tomas Ménard, Boubekeur Targui, Mohammed M’Saad, Carlos-Manuel Astorga-Zaragoza, Cascade observer design for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems with delayed outputs, Pages 125-134
- Lin Li, Minyue Fu, Huanshui Zhang, Renquan Lu, Consensus control for a network of high order continuous-time agents with communication delays, Pages 144-150
- Zhen-Guo Liu, Yu-Qiang Wu, Universal strategies to explicit adaptive control of nonlinear time-delay systems with different structures, Pages 151-159
- Junfeng Zhang, Xiao He, Donghua Zhou, Filtering for stochastic uncertain systems with non-logarithmic sensor resolution, Pages 194-200
- Ngoc Anh Nguyen, Stochastic output feedback control: Convex lifting approach, Pages 212-220
- Michele Cucuzzella, Antonella Ferrara, Practical second order sliding modes in single-loop networked control of nonlinear systems, Pages 235-240
- Alexander G. Loukianov, Jorge Rivera Domínguez, Bernardino Castillo-Toledo, Robust sliding mode regulation of nonlinear systems, Pages 241-246
- Chao Huang, Changbin (Brad) Yu, Tuning function design for nonlinear adaptive control systems with multiple unknown control directions, Pages 259-265
- Gang Zheng, Andrey Polyakov, Arie Levant, Delay estimation via sliding mode for nonlinear time-delay systems, Pages 266-273
- Yi Dong, Youfeng Su, Yue Liu, Shengyuan Xu, An internal model approach for multi-agent rendezvous and connectivity preservation with nonlinear dynamics, Pages 300-307
- Xiangpeng Li, Hao Yang, Haibo Huang, Dong Sun, A switching controller for high speed cell transportation by using a robot-aided optical tweezers system, Pages 308-315
- Lei Ding, Wei Xing Zheng, Ge Guo, Network-based practical set consensus of multi-agent systems subject to input saturation, Pages 316-324
- Yongming Li, Lu Liu, Gang Feng, Robust adaptive output feedback control to a class of non-triangular stochastic nonlinear systems, Pages 325-332
- Changxin Liu, Huiping Li, Jian Gao, Demin Xu, Robust self-triggered min–max model predictive control for discrete-time nonlinear systems, Pages 333-339
- Haibin Sun, Yankai Li, Guangdeng Zong, Linlin Hou, Disturbance attenuation and rejection for stochastic Markovian jump system with partially known transition probabilities, Pages 349-357
- Wen-An Zhang, Ling Shi, Sequential fusion estimation for clustered sensor networks, Pages 358-363
- Florian David Brunner, Duarte Antunes, Frank Allgöwer, Stochastic thresholds in event-triggered control: A consistent policy for quadratic control, Pages 376-381
- Bin Zhou, Weiwei Luo, Improved Razumikhin and Krasovskii stability criteria for time-varying stochastic time-delay systems, Pages 382-391
- Xi Wang, Zhiwu Li, W.M. Wonham, Priority-free conditionally-preemptive scheduling of modular sporadic real-time systems, Pages 392-397
- Yongping Pan, Haoyong Yu, Composite learning robot control with guaranteed parameter convergence, Pages 398-406
- Fernando de Oliveira Souza, Maurício Carvalho de Oliveira, Reinaldo Martinez Palhares, A simple necessary and sufficient LMI condition for the strong delay-independent stability of LTI systems with single delay, Pages 407-410
- Laura Menini, Corrado Possieri, Antonio Tornambè, A Newton-like algorithm to compute the inverse of a nonlinear map that converges in finite time, Pages 411-414
- Minh Hoang Trinh, Chuong Van Nguyen, Young-Hun Lim, Hyo-Sung Ahn, Matrix-weighted consensus and its applications, Pages 415-419
- Anh-Tu Nguyen, Philippe Chevrel, Fabien Claveau, Gain-scheduled static output feedback control for saturated LPV systems with bounded parameter variations, Pages 420-424
- Yongfang Liu, Yu Zhao, Wei Ren, Guanrong Chen, Appointed-time consensus: Accurate and practical designs, Pages 425-429

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

Systems & Control Letters
Volume 112
February 2018

- Yifen Mu, Stackelberg–Nash equilibrium, social welfare and optimal structure in hierarchical continuous Public Goods game, Pages 1-8
- Huaibin Tang, Tao Li, Convergence rates of discrete-time stochastic approximation consensus algorithms: Graph-related limit bounds, Pages 9-17
- Ning Chen, Yanqing Wang, Dong-Hui Yang, Time-varying bang–bang property of time optimal controls for heat equation and its application, Pages 18-23
- V. Léchappé, E. Moulay, F. Plestan, Prediction-based control of LTI systems with input and output time-varying delays, Pages 24-30
- Chong Lin, Bing Chen, Peng Shi, Jin-Peng Yu, Necessary and sufficient conditions of observer-based stabilization for a class of fractional-order descriptor systems, Pages 31-35
- Yu Huang, Xingfu Zhong, Carathéodory–Pesin structures associated with control systems, Pages 36-41
- Le Van Hien, Le Huy Vu, Hieu Trinh, Stability of two-dimensional descriptor systems with generalized directional delays, Pages 42-50

Systems & Control Letters
Volume 111
January 2018

- Wenxiao Zhao, Han-Fu Chen, Er-Wei Bai, Kang Li, Local variable selection of nonlinear nonparametric systems by first order expansion, Pages 1-8
- Yusheng Wei, Zongli Lin, Stability criteria of linear systems with multiple input delays under truncated predictor feedback, Pages 9-17
- Bowen Yi, Romeo Ortega, Weidong Zhang, Relaxing the conditions for parameter estimation-based observers of nonlinear systems via signal injection, Pages 18-26
- Boris Andrievsky, Alexander L. Fradkov, Daniel Liberzon, Robustness of Pecora–Carroll synchronization under communication constraints, Pages 27-33
- Hideki Sano, Stability analysis of the telegrapher’s equations with dynamic boundary condition, Pages 34-39
- Mahmoud El Chamie, Behçet Açıkmeşe, Safe Metropolis–Hastings algorithm and its application to swarm control, Pages 40-48
- Justin Fong, Ying Tan, Vincent Crocher, Denny Oetomo, Iven Mareels, Dual-loop iterative optimal control for the finite horizon LQR problem with unknown dynamics, Pages 49-57
- Fang Shang, Yungang Liu, Chengdong Li, Global stabilization for feedforward nonlinear systems with unknown control direction and unknown growth rate, Pages 58-63
- Shengquan Xiang, Small-time local stabilization for a Korteweg–de Vries equation, Pages 64-69
- Qingkai Yang, Ming Cao, Hector Garcia de Marina, Hao Fang, Jie Chen, Distributed formation tracking using local coordinate systems, Pages 70-78

4.3. Contents: European Journal of Control
Contributed by: John Coca,

European Journal of Control
Volume 40
March 2018

- Mohamed Maghenem, Antonio Loria, Elena Panteley, A robust δ-persistently exciting controller for leader-follower tracking-agreement of multiple vehicles, Pages 1-12
- Chedia Latrech, Mourad Kchaou, Hervé Guéguen, Networked non-fragile H∞ static output feedback control design for vehicle dynamics stability: A descriptor approach, Pages 13-26
- Dany Abou Jaoude, Mazen Farhood, Model reduction of distributed nonstationary LPV systems, Pages 27-39
- Miguel Parada Contzen, Stability of switched linear systems with possible Zeno behavior: a polytopic approach,
Pages 40-47
- Safa Jedidi, Romain Bourdais, Marie Anne Lefebvre, Preservation of structural identifiability in expanded systems, Pages 48-52
- Thulasi Mylvaganam, Mario Sassano, Autonomous collision avoidance for wheeled mobile robots using a differential game approach, Pages 53-61
- Bo Shen, Zidong Wang, Hailong Tan, Guaranteed cost control for uncertain nonlinear systems with mixed time-delays: The discrete-time case, Pages 62-67
- Sergey N. Dashkovskiy, Svyatoslav S. Pavlichkov, Integrator backstepping for uncertain nonlinear systems with non-smooth dynamics, Pages 68-79
- Robert Vrabel, Local null controllability of the control-affine nonlinear systems with time-varying disturbances, Pages 80-86
- Mohamed Ouzahra, Corrigendum to “Approximate and exact controllability of a reaction-diffusion equation governed by bilinear control” [Eur. J. of Control, 32 (2016), 32–38], Page 87
4.4. Contents: IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Contributed by: Yan Ou,

IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Volume 5 (2018), Issue 2 (March)

- Decomposition Methods for Manufacturing System Scheduling: A Survey. F. J. Yang, K. Z. Gao, I. W. Simon, Y. T. Zhu, and R. Su, page 389
- Nonlinear Bayesian Estimation: From Kalman Filtering to a Broader Horizon. H. Z. Fang, N. Tian, Y. B. Wang, M. C. Zhou, and M. A. Haile, page 401
- Vehicle Dynamic State Estimation: State of the Art Schemes and Perspectives. H. Y. Guo, D. P. Cao, H. Chen, C. Lv. H. J. Wang, and S. Q. Yang, page 418

- Coordinated Control Architecture for Motion Management in ADAS Systems. T. C. Lin, S. Ji, C. E. Dickerson, and D. Battersby, page 432
- An Online Fault Detection Model and Strategies Based on SVM-Grid in Clouds. P. Y. Zhang, S. Shu, and M. C. Zhou, page 445
- An Adaptive RBF Neural Network Control Method for a Class of Nonlinear Systems. H. J. Yang and J. K. Liu, page 457
- Stabilization of Uncertain Systems With Markovian Modes of Time Delay and Quantization Density. J. F. Wang and C. F. Liu, page 463
- A Model Predictive Scheduling Algorithm in Real-Time Control Systems. M. Y. Kang, C. L. Wen, and C. X. Wu, page 471
- Explicit Symplectic Geometric Algorithms for Quaternion Kinematical Differential Equation. H.-Y. Zhang, Z.-H. Wang, L.-S. Zhou, Q.-N. Xue, L. Ma, and Y.-F. Niu, page 479
- Social Manufacturing for High-end Apparel Customization. X. Q. Shang, F.-Y. Wang, G. Xiong, T. R. Nyberg, Y. Yuan, S. Liu, C. Guo, and S. Bao, page 489
- Research on the Low-order Control Strategy of the Power System With Time Delay. X. Y. Yu, X. J. F. Hong, J. Qi, L. L. Ou, and Y. L. He, page 501
- LMI Consensus Condition for Discrete-time Multi-agent Systems. M. S. Mahmoud and G. D. Khan, page 509
- Constructing Multicast Routing Tree for Inter-cloud Data Transmission: An Approximation Algorithmic Perspective. J. Huang, S. H. Li, and Q. Duan, page 514
- Operator-Based Robust Nonlinear Control for SISO and MIMO Nonlinear Systems With PI Hysteresis. S. H. Bi, L. Wang, S. J. Wen, and M. C. Deng, page 523
- A Novel Design Framework for Smart Operating Robot in Power System. Q. Wang, X. J. Yang, Z. G. Huang, S. Q. Ma, Q. Li, D. W. Z. Gao, and F.-Y. Wang, page 531
- Training and Testing Object Detectors With Virtual Images. Y. L. Tian, X. Li. K. F. Wang, and F.-Y. Wang, page 539
- Local Robust Sparse Representation for Face Recognition With Single Sample per Person. J. Q. Gu, H. F. Hu, and H. X. Li, page 547
- Fractional-order Sparse Representation for Image Denoising. L. L. Geng, Z. X. Ji, Y. H. Yuan, and Y. L. Yin, page 555
- Modeling, Optimization, and Control of Solution Purification Process in Zinc Hydrometallurgy. B. Sun, C. H. Yang, H. Q. Zhu, Y. G. Li, and W. H. Gui, page 564
- U-model Enhanced Dynamic Control of a Heavy Oil Pyrolysis/Cracking Furnace. Q. M. Zhu, D. Y. Zhao, S. Z. Zhang, and P. Narayan, page 577
- Causality Diagram-based Scheduling Approach for Blast Furnace Gas System. F. Jin, J. Zhao, C. Y. Sheng, and W. Wang, page 587
- Relief Materials Vehicles Planning in Natural Disasters. Q. Shi, W. Yang, Z.-M. Yang, and Q.-C. Zhao, page 595
- Cyber Attack Protection and Control of Microgrids. M. M. Rana, L. Li, and S. W. Su, page 602
- Robust H∞ Load Frequency Control of Multi-area Power System With Time Delay: A Sliding Mode Control Approach. Y. H. Sun, Y. X. Wang, Z. N. Wei, G. Q. Sun, and X. P. Wu, page 610
- An Exploration on Adaptive Iterative Learning Control for a Class of Commensurate High-order Uncertain Nonlinear Fractional Order Systems. J. M. Wei, Y. A. Zhang, and H. Bao, page 618
- A Novel Approach for Enhancement of Geometric and Contrast Resolution Properties of Low Contrast Images. K. K. Singh, M. K. Bajpai, and R. K. Pandey, page 628
- Relationship Between Integer Order Systems and Fractional Order Systems and Its Two Applications. X. F. Zhang, page 639

- Letter to the Editor Re "Fractional Modeling and SOC Estimation of Lithium-ion Battery". R. Hasan and J. Scott, page 644

4.5. Contents: Asian Journal of Control
Contributed by: LiChen Fu,

Asian Journal of Control
Vol.20, No.1 January, 2018

[Invited Paper]
1. Dead-beat regulation of mechanical juggling systems (pages 1–11), Laura Menini, Corrado Possieri and Antonio Tornambè

[Regular Paper]
2. Boundary Control for A Flexible Inverted Pendulum System Based on A Pde Model (pages 12–21), Yawei Peng, Jinkun Liu and Wei He
3. Global Practical Tracking for Nonlinear Systems With More Unknowns via Adaptive Output-Feedback (pages 22–38), Shaoli Jin, Yungang Liu and Fengzhong Li
4. Fixed-Time Synchronization of a Class of Second-Order Nonlinear Leader-Following Multi-Agent Systems (pages 39–48), Hua Li, Ming Zhu, Zhaobi Chu, Haibo Du, Guanghui Wen and Naif D. Alotaibi
5. Matrix form of Biconjugate Residual Algorithm to Solve the Discrete-Time Periodic Sylvester Matrix Equations (pages 49–56)
Author: Masoud Hajarian
6. A neural differential evolution identification approach to nonlinear systems and modelling of shape memory alloy actuator (pages 57–70), Son Ngoc Nguyen, Vinh Ho-Huu and Anh Pham Huy Ho
7. Synchronization of A Class of Uncertain Chaotic Systems with Lipschitz Nonlinearities Using State-Feedback Control Design: A Matrix Inequality Approach (pages 71–85), Saleh Mobayen and Fairouz Tchier
8. A Game Theory-Based Coordination and Optimization Control Methodology for a Wind Power-Generation Hybrid Energy Storage System (pages 86–103), Xiaojuan Han, Xiaoling Yu, Yubo Liang, Jianlin Li and Zekun Zhao
9. Data-Driven Adaptive Critic Approach for Nonlinear Optimal Control via Least Squares Support Vector Machine (pages 104–114), Jingliang Sun, Chunsheng Liu and Nian Liu
10. Computationally-Light Non-Lifted Data-Driven Norm-Optimal Iterative Learning Control (pages 115–124), Ronghu Chi, Zhongsheng Hou, Shangtai Jin and Biao Huang
11. Non-Fragile Simultaneous Actuator and Sensor Fault-Tolerant Control Design for Markovian Jump Systems Based on Adaptive Observer (pages 125–134), Dunke Lu, Guohui Zeng and Jin Liu
12. Constrained Nonlinear-Based Optimisation Applied to Fuzzy PID Controllers Tuning (pages 135–148), Paulo Gil, Ana Sebastião and Catarina Lucena
13. Fuzzy Sliding-mode Strategy for Air–fuel Ratio Control of Lean-burn Spark Ignition Engines (pages 149–158), Hsiu-Ming Wu and Reza Tafreshi
14. Improved Controller Design for Uncertain Positive Systems and its Extension to Uncertain Positive Switched Systems (pages 159–173), Junfeng Zhang, Xudong Zhao, Ridong Zhang and Yun Chen
15. Design of Regulatory Traffic Light Control Systems with Synchronized Timed Petri Nets (pages 174–185), Yi-Sheng Huang, Yi-Shun Weng and MengChu Zhou
16. Synchronization of Uncertain Complex Networks with Time-Varying Node Delay and Multiple Time-Varying Coupling Delays (pages 186–195), Chuan Zhang, Xingyuan Wang, Chunpeng Wang and Wenjie Zhou
17. Discrete-Valued Model Predictive Control Using Sum-of-Absolute-Values Optimization (pages 196–206), Takuya Ikeda and Masaaki Nagahara
18. Dynamic Output Feedback Control for Systems Subject to Actuator Saturation via Event-Triggered Scheme (pages 207–215), Hongchao Li, Zhiqiang Zuo and Yijing Wang
19. A New Approach for Vehicle Lateral Velocity and Yaw Rate Control with Uncertainty (pages 216–227), Hao Sun, Han Zhao, Kang Huang and Shengchao Zhen
20. A modified gradient-based algorithm for solving extended Sylvester-conjugate matrix equations (pages 228–235), Mohamed A. Ramadan and Ahmed M. E. Bayoumi
21. Global PID Control of Robot Manipulators Equipped with PMSMs (pages 236–249), V. M. Hernández-Guzmán and J. Orrante-Sakanassi
22. A Seventh-Degree Cubature Kalman Filter (pages 250–262), Dong Meng, Lingjuan Miao, Haijun Shao and Jun Shen
23. Quasi-Time-Dependent H∞ Controller for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems With Mode-Dependent Average Dwell-Time (pages 263–275), Hui Zheng, Guanghui Sun, Yu Ren and Congcong Tian
24. Exponential Stability and Stabilization for Quadratic Discrete-Time Systems with Time Delay (pages 276–285), Fu Chen, Shugui Kang, Shidong Qiao and Caixia Guo
25. Estimation of Multi-Order Spectra for Nonlinear Closed-Loop Systems (pages 286–297), Jialiang Zhang and Jianfu Cao
26. Stabilization of Stochastic Coupled Systems With Time Delay Via Feedback Control Based on Discrete-Time State Observations (pages 298–311), Yongbao Wu, Mengjie Huo and Wenxue Li
27. Interpolatory Model Order Reduction Method for Second Order Systems (pages 312–322), Zhi-Yong Qiu, Yao-Lin Jiang and Jia-Wei Yuan
28. Boundary Control for a Vibrating String System with Bounded Input (pages 323–331), Zhijia Zhao, Yu Liu and Fei Luo
29. Adaptive Finite-Time Robust Control of Nonlinear Delay Hamiltonian Systems Via Lyapunov-Krasovskii Method (pages 332–342), Renming Yang and Rongwei Guo
30. Online Algebraic Identification Approach of Continuous Linear Time Delay Systems (pages 343–355), Abdelbacet Mhamdi, Kaouther Ibn Taarit and Moufida Ksouri
31. Continuous-Action XCSR with Dynamic Reward Assignment Dedicated to Control of Black-Box Mechanical Systems (pages 356–369), Saeed Hashemnia, Masoud Shariat Panahi and Mohammad Mahjoob
32. Iterative Learning Control for Linear Discrete-Time Systems with Unknown High-Order Internal Models: A Time-Frequency Analysis Approach (pages 370–385), Qiao Zhu, Jian-Xin Xu, Deqing Huang and Guang-Di Hu
33. Singular Perturbation Method for Smart Building Temperature Control Using Occupant Feedback (pages 386–402), Santosh K. Gupta, Koushik Kar, Sandipan Mishra and John T. Wen
34. Fractional Order Controller for Controlling Power System Dynamic Behavior (pages 403–414), S. P. Nangrani and S. S. Bhat
35. On Finite-Time Stabilization of Active Disturbance Rejection Control for Uncertain Nonlinear Systems (pages 415–424), Qing Wang, Maopeng Ran and Chaoyang Dong
36. Robust Model Predictive Control for Linear Discrete-Time System With Saturated Inputs and Randomly Occurring Uncertainties (pages 425–436), Jianhua Wang, Yan Song, Sunjie Zhang, Shuai Liu and Abdullah M. Dobaie
37. The Unified Frame of Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for Three Classes of Matrix Equations Arising in Control Theory (pages 437–454), Yi-Fen Ke and Chang-Feng Ma
38. Spacecraft Anti-Unwinding Attitude Control Using Second-Order Sliding Mode (pages 455–468), Pyare Mohan Tiwari, S. Janardhanan and Mashuq un-Nabi
39. Exponential Synchronization of Memristive Chaotic Recurrent Neural Networks Via Alternate Output Feedback Control (pages 469–482), Xiaofan Li, Jian-an Fang and Huiyuan Li
40. Lebesgue-p NORM Convergence OF Fractional-Order PID-Type Iterative Learning Control for Linear Systems (pages 483–494)
Author: Lei Li
41. Optimistic Value Model of Indefinite LQ Optimal Control for Discrete-Time Uncertain Systems (pages 495–510), Yuefen Chen and Yuanguo Zhu
42. Design of Optimal Petri Net Supervisors for Flexible Manufacturing Systems via Weighted Inhibitor Arcs (pages 511–530), XuYa Cong, Chao Gu, Murat Uzam, YuFeng Chen, Abdulrahman M. Al-Ahmari, NaiQi Wu, MengChu Zhou and ZhiWu Li
43. Influence of the Tensor Product Model Representation of qLPV Models on the Feasibility of Linear Matrix Inequality Based Stability Analysis (pages 531–547), Alexandra Szollosi and Peter Baranyi

[Brief Paper]
1. A Consensus Protocol over Noisy Two-Layered Networks with Cooperative and Antagonistic Interactions (pages 548–557), L. T. H. Nguyen, T. Wada, I. Masubuchi, T. Asai and Y. Fujisak
2. Nonlinear Constrained Optimal Control Problems and Cardinal Hermite Interpolant Multiscaling Functions (pages 558–567), Elmira Ashpazzadeh, Mehrdad Lakestani and Mohsen Razzaghi
3. Almost Disturbance Decoupling for a Class of Nonlinear Systems Subject to Time-Delays Via Sampled-Data Output Feedback Control (pages 568–576), Qinghua Meng, Pan Wang, Zong-Yao Sun and Chih-Chiang Chen
4. Bipartite Linear χ-Consensus of Double-Integrator Multi-Agent Systems With Measurement Noise (pages 577–584), Cuiqin Ma, Weiwei Zhao and Yun-Bo Zhao
5. A Condition for Boundedness of Solutions of Bidimensional Switched Affine Systems With Multiple Foci and Centers (pages 585–594)
Author: Liying Zhu
6. A Note on all-Stabilizing Proportional Controllers for Single Input–Single Output Systems (pages 595–598), İlker Üstoğlu, Halit Örenbaş and Yavuz Eren
7. Global Practical Mittag Leffler Stabilization by Output Feedback for a Class Of Nonlinear Fractional-Order Systems (pages 599–607), Omar Naifar, Abdellatif Ben Makhlouf, Mohamed Ali Hammami and Liping Chen
8. Exponential Stabilization of Switched Discrete-Time Systems with All Unstable Modes (pages 608–612), Jiao Li, Zixiao Ma and Jun Fu

4.6. Contents: Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal
Contributed by: Fikret A Aliev,

Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal
Vol.17, No.1, February 2018

- O. Castillo, Towards Finding the Optimal n in Designing Type-n Fuzzy Systems for Particular Classes of Problems: A Review, pages: 3-9
- A. Ashyralyev, B. Hicdurmaz, A Stable Second Order of Accuracy Difference Scheme for a Fractional Schrodinger Differential Equation, pages: 10-21
- B. Zhang, J. Peng, S. Li, Matching Index and its Algorithm of Uncertain Random Graph, pages: 22-35
- H. Fazli, Juan J. Nieto, F. Bahrami, On the Existence and Uniqueness Results for Nonlinear Sequential Fractional Differential Equations
- pages: 36-47
- M. Meyvaci, V.K. Kalantarov, On the Stability of Solutions of Generalised Pipe Equation Under Nonhomogeneous Dirichlet Boundary Control, pages:48-55
- V.S. Guliyev, R.V. Guliyev, M.N. Omarova Riesz, Transforms Associated with Schrodinger Operator on Vanishing Generalized Morrey Spaces, pages: 56-71
- A. Oner, G.O. Gunel, N. Saldi, Mean Field Multilayer Stackelberg Differential Games in Multi-Agent Systems, pages: 72-95
- V. Yucesoy, H. Ozbay, Optimal Nevanlinna Pick Interpolant and its Application to Robust Repetitive Control of Time Delay Systems, pages: 96-108
- A.B. Ramazanov, New of Accuracy of Gradient Algorithm in the Jordan-Dedekinds Structure, pages: 109-113

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

IET Control Theory & Applications
Volume 12, Issue 5
March 2018

- Yun Fu, Yu Liu, Daoping Huang, Boundary output feedback control of a flexible spacecraft system with input constraint, Pages 571 - 581
- Farshid Abbasi, Javad Mohammadpour Velni, Robust non-linear control design for systems governed by Burgers' equation subjected to parameter variation, Pages 582 - 592
- Zhou Wu, Kai Zhao, Xiaohua Xia, Lighting retrofit and maintenance models with decay and adaptive control, Pages 593 - 600
- Feisheng Yang, Jing He, Jing Wang, Minghui Wang, Auxiliary-function-based double integral inequality approach to stability analysis of load frequency control systems with interval time-varying delay, Pages 601 - 612
- Yuezu Lv, Zhongkui Li, Zhisheng Duan, Distributed adaptive consensus protocols for linear multi-agent systems over directed graphs with relative output information, Pages 613 - 620
- Jing Bai, Guoguang Wen, Ahmed Rahmani, Yongguang Yu, Consensus for the fractional-order double-integrator multi-agent systems based on the sliding mode estimator, Pages 621 - 628
- Xifang Sun, Weisheng Chen, Hao Dai, Event-triggered adaptive control for a class of non-linear systems with multiple unknown control directions, Pages 629 - 637
- Ming You, Qun Zong, Bailing Tian, Xinyi Zhao, Fanlin Zeng, Comprehensive design of uniform robust exact disturbance observer and fixed-time controller for reusable launch vehicles, Pages 638 – 648
- Luc Meyer, Dalil Ichalal, Vincent Vigneron, Interval observer for LPV systems with unknown inputs, Pages 649 - 660
- Ruirui Duan, Junmin Li, Observer-based non-PDC controller design for T–S fuzzy systems with the fractional-order, Pages 661 - 668
- Fei Ye, Hongli Dong, Yu Lu, Weidong Zhang, Consensus controllers for general integrator multi-agent systems: analysis, design and application to autonomous surface vessels, Pages 669 - 678
- Alireza Khanzadeh, Mahdi Pourgholi, Fixed-time leader–follower consensus tracking of second-order multi-agent systems with bounded input uncertainties using non-singular terminal sliding mode technique, Pages 679 - 686
- Andong Liu, Wen-an Zhang, Bo Chen, Li Yu, Networked filtering with Markov transmission delays and packet disordering, Pages 687 - 693
- Jin Guo, Jing-Dong Diao, Parameter estimation for systems with structural uncertainties based on quantised inputs and binary-valued output observations, Pages 694 - 699
- Fei Yan, Ji-Lie Zhang, Guoxiang Gu, Output regulation in the presence of quadratically bounded parameter uncertainties, Pages 700 - 706

IET Control Theory & Applications
Volume 12, Issue 4
March 2018
- Jian-Jun Gu, Jun-Min Wang, Ya-Ping Guo, Output regulation of anti-stable coupled wave equations via the backstepping technique, Pages 431 – 445
- Qianjin Wang, Wei Dai, Xiaoping Ma, Chunyu Yang, Multiple models and neural networks based adaptive PID decoupling control of mine main fan switchover system, Pages 446 – 455
- Chao Yang, Zhe Gao, Fanghui Liu, Kalman filters for linear continuous-time fractional-order systems involving coloured noises using fractional-order average derivative, Pages 456 - 465
- Ixbalank Torres Zúñiga, Alejandro Vargas, Jaime A. Moreno, On the practical estimation of unknown inputs for polytopic LTI systems, Pages 466 - 476
- Mohamad Ali Bagherzadeh, Javad Askari, Jafar Ghaisari, Mohsen Mojiri, Robust asymptotic stability of parametric switched linear systems with dwell time, Pages 477 - 483
- Hongjun Ma, Yanli Liu, Dan Ye, Adaptive output feedback tracking control for non-linear switched stochastic systems with unknown control directions, Pages 484 - 494
- Ming Yue, Cong An, Liang Ding, Yafu Zhou, MPC motion planning-based sliding mode control for underactuated WPS vehicle via Olfati transformation, Pages 495 - 503
- Yuanqiang Zhou, Dewei Li, Jianbo Lu, Yugeng Xi, Lihui Cen, Networked and distributed predictive control of non-linear systems subject to asynchronous communication, Pages 504 - 514
- Huanhuan Yuan, Yuanqing Xia, Secure filtering for stochastic non-linear systems under multiple missing measurements and deception attacks, Pages 515 - 523
- K. Raajananthini, R. Sakthivel, Choon Ki Ahn, S. MarshalAnthoni, Fault-tolerant control of two-dimensional discrete-time systems, Pages 524 - 531
- Yi Huang, Yingmin Jia, Distributed finite-time output feedback synchronisation control for six DOF spacecraft formation subject to input saturation, Pages 532 - 542
- Zhongwei He, Wei Xie, Control of non-linear systems based on interval observer design, Pages 543 - 548
- Wenling Li, Cong Meng, Yingmin Jia, Junping Du, Recursive filtering for complex networks using non-linearly coupled UKF, Pages 549 - 555
- Li-Bing Wu, Heng Wang, Xi-Qin He, Da-Qing Zhang, Sheng-Juan Huang, Adaptive fault estimation and fault-tolerant tracking control for a class of non-linear systems with output constraints, Pages 556 - 562
- Wei Su, Ge Chen, Yongguang Yu, Finite-time elimination of disagreement of opinion dynamics via covert noise, Pages 563 - 570

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

International Journal of Control
Volume 91, Issue 3, 2018

- Adaptive architectures for resilient control of networked multiagent systems in the presence of misbehaving agents, Gerardo De La Torre & Tansel Yucelen, pages: 495-507
- A single dynamic observer-based module for design of simultaneous fault detection, isolation and tracking control scheme, M. Davoodi, N. Meskin & K. Khorasani, pages: 508-523
- Interval observer framework for fault-tolerant control of linear parameter-varying systems, R. Lamouchi, T. Raïssi, M. Amairi & M. Aoun, pages: 524-533
- Time-response shaping using output to input saturation transformation, E. Chambon, L. Burlion & P. Apkarian, pages: 534-553
- A new iterative approach for multi-objective fault detection observer design and its application to a hypersonic vehicle, Di Huang & Zhisheng Duan, pages: 554-570
- An effective pseudospectral method for constraint dynamic optimisation problems with characteristic times, Long Xiao, Xinggao Liu, Liang Ma & Zeyin Zhang, pages: 571-581
- LP-based velocity profile generation for robotic manipulators, Ákos Nagy & István Vajk, pages: 582-592
- A new RISE-based adaptive control of PKMs: design, stability analysis and experiments, M. Bennehar, A. Chemori, M. Bouri, L.F. Jenni & F. Pierrot, pages: 593-607
- An assessment on the use of stationary vehicles to support cooperative positioning systems, Rodrigo H. Ordóñez-Hurtado, Emanuele Crisostomi & Robert N. Shorten, pages: 608-621
- Recursive subspace identification subject to relatively slow time-varying load disturbance, Jie Hou, Tao Liu & Qing-Guo Wang, pages: 622-638
- Robust synergetic control design under inputs and states constraints, Saeid Rastegar, Rui Araújo & Jalil Sadati, pages: 639-657
- A new polytopic approach for the unknown input functional observer design, Souad Bezzaoucha, Holger Voos & Mohamed Darouach, pages: 658-677
- Direct method for Yau filtering system with nonlinear observations, Ji Shi, Zhiyu Yang & Stephen S. -T. Yau, pages: 678-687
- Performance analysis for bounded persistent disturbances in PD/PID-controlled robotic systems with its experimental demonstrations, Jung Hoon Kim, Sung-Moon Hur & Yonghwan Oh, pages: 688-705
- Elegant anti-disturbance control for discrete-time stochastic systems with nonlinearity and multiple disturbances, Xinjiang Wei & Shixiang Sun, pages: 706-714
- Robust structure and motion recovery for monocular vision systems with noisy measurements, J. Keshavan & J.S. Humbert, pages: 715-724
- Application of shifted Jacobi pseudospectral method for solving (in)finite-horizon min–max optimal control problems with uncertainty, Z. Nikooeinejad, A. Delavarkhalafi & M. Heydari, pages: 725-739

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

Control Engineering Practice
Volume 72
March 2018

- Om Prakash, Arun Kumar Samantaray, Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Model-based multi-component adaptive prognosis for hybrid dynamical systems, Pages 1-18
- Ziwei Liu, Zhiqiang Ge, Guangjie Chen, Zhihuan Song, Adaptive soft sensors for quality prediction under the framework of Bayesian network, Pages 19-28
- Mohammad Al Janaideh, Micky Rakotondrabe, Isam Al-Darabsah, Omar Aljanaideh, Internal model-based feedback control design for inversion-free feedforward rate-dependent hysteresis compensation of piezoelectric cantilever actuator, Pages 29-41
- Jalil Sharafi, William H. Moase, Chris Manzie, Multiplexed extremum seeking for calibration of spark timing in a CNG-fuelled engine, Pages 42-52
- Fabrício Gonzalez Nogueira, Walter Barra Junior, Carlos Tavares da Costa Junior, Janio José Lana, LPV-based power system stabilizer: Identification, control and field tests, Pages 53-67
- Le Yao, Zhiqiang Ge, Variable selection for nonlinear soft sensor development with enhanced Binary Differential Evolution algorithm, Pages 68-82
- Yuanjin Yu, Zhaohua Yang, Chao Han, Hu Liu, Disturbance-observer based control for magnetically suspended wheel with synchronous noise, Pages 83-89
- M.A. Beijen, M.F. Heertjes, J. Van Dijk, W.B.J. Hakvoort, Self-tuning MIMO disturbance feedforward control for active hard-mounted vibration isolators, Pages 90-103
- Ho Yu, Il Seop Choi, Kyung-Lyong Han, Jae Yeon Choi, Goobong Chung, Jinho Suh, Development of a upper-limb exoskeleton robot for refractory construction, Pages 104-113
- Henrik Mosskull, Constant power load stabilization, Pages 114-124
- Andreas Weißmann, Daniel Görges, Xiaohai Lin, Energy-optimal adaptive cruise control combining model predictive control and dynamic programming, Pages 125-137
- Guangrong Chen, Junzheng Wang, Shoukun Wang, Jiangbo Zhao, Wei Shen, Energy saving control in separate meter in and separate meter out control system, Pages 138-150
- Tilman Barz, Dominik Seliger, Klemens Marx, Andreas Sommer, Sebastian F. Walter, Hans Georg Bock, Stefan Körkel, State and state of charge estimation for a latent heat storage, Pages 151-166
- Imad Matraji, Ahmed Al-Durra, Andri Haryono, Khaled Al-Wahedi, Mohamed Abou-Khousa, Trajectory tracking control of Skid-Steered Mobile Robot based on adaptive Second Order Sliding Mode Control, Pages 167-176
- Xiaochuan Li, Fang Duan, Panagiotis Loukopoulos, Ian Bennett, David Mba, Canonical variable analysis and long short-term memory for fault diagnosis and performance estimation of a centrifugal compressor, Pages 177-191
- Maria Pia Fanti, Agostino Marcello Mangini, Michele Roccotelli, A simulation and control model for building energy management, Pages 192-205
- Ali Esmaili, Jianyi Li, Jinyu Xie, Joshua D. Isom, Closed-loop identification for plants under model predictive control, Pages 206-218
- Robert L. Cloud, John F. O’Brien, Large feedback control design with limited plant information, Pages 219-229
4.10. Contents: Mechatronics
Contributed by: John Coca,

Volume 49
February 2018

- Panfeng Huang, Pei Dai, Zhenyu Lu, Zhengxiong Liu, Asymmetric wave variable compensation method in dual-master-dual-slave multilateral teleoperation system, Pages 1-10
- Yu-Sheng Lu, Yi-Yi Lin, Smooth motion control of rigid robotic manipulators with constraints on high-order kinematic variables, Pages 11-25
- Zhufeng Shao, Tiemin Li, Xiaoqiang Tang, Lewei Tang, Hao Deng, Research on the dynamic trajectory of spatial cable-suspended parallel manipulators with actuation redundancy, Pages 26-35
- Hongliang Ren, Tao Wang, Development and modeling of an electromagnetic energy harvester from pressure fluctuations, Pages 36-45
- Yuanping Xu, Jin Zhou, Zongli Lin, Chaowu Jin, Identification of dynamic parameters of active magnetic bearings in a flexible rotor system considering residual unbalances, Pages 46-55
- Satoshi Ito, Shingo Nishio, Masaaki Ino, Ryosuke Morita, Kojiro Matsushita, Minoru Sasaki, Design and adaptive balance control of a biped robot with fewer actuators for slope walking, Pages 56-66
- V.C. Moulianitis, G.-A.D. Zachiotis, N.A. Aspragathos, A new index based on mechatronics abilities for the conceptual design evaluation, Pages 67-76
- Erhan Akdoğan, Mehmet Emin Aktan, Ahmet Taha Koru, M. Selçuk Arslan, Murat Atlıhan, Banu Kuran, Hybrid impedance control of a robot manipulator for wrist and forearm rehabilitation: Performance analysis and clinical results, Pages 77-91
- Hossein Vahid Alizadeh, Mohamed K. Helwa, Benoit Boulet, Modeling, analysis and constrained control of wet cone clutch systems: A synchromesh case study, Pages 92-104
- Masoud S. Bahraini, Mohammad Bozorg, Ahmad B. Rad, SLAM in dynamic environments via ML-RANSAC, Pages 105-118
- Mohammad Hayajneh, Marco Melega, Lorenzo Marconi, Design of autonomous smartphone based quadrotor and implementation of navigation and guidance systems,, Pages 119-133
- Tom Verstraten, Raphaël Furnémont, Pablo López-García, David Rodriguez-Cianca, Hoang-Long Cao, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber, Modeling and design of an energy-efficient dual-motor actuation unit with a planetary differential and holding brakes, Pages 134-148
- Andrea Baldoni, Marco Cempini, Mario Cortese, Simona Crea, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Nicola Vitiello, Design and validation of a miniaturized SEA transmission system, Pages 149-156
- Dongpil Lee, Kyongsu Yi, Sehyun Chang, Byungrim Lee, Bongchoon Jang, Robust steering-assist torque control of electric-power-assisted-steering systems for target steering wheel torque tracking, Pages 157-167
- Julien Le Flohic, Flavien Paccot, Nicolas Bouton, Hélène Chanal, Application of hybrid force/position control on parallel machine for mechanical test, Pages 168-176
- Yeongyu Park, Inseong Jo, Jeongsoo Lee, Joonbum Bae, A Dual-cable Hand Exoskeleton System for Virtual Reality, Pages 177-186
- Thi Thoa Mac, Cosmin Copot, Robin De Keyser, Clara M. Ionescu, The development of an autonomous navigation system with optimal control of an UAV in partly unknown indoor environment, Pages 187-196
- Erik Hultman, Mats Leijon, An updated cable feeder tool design for robotized stator cable winding, Pages 197-210
- Giovanni Cherubini, Angeliki Pantazi, Mark A. Lantz, Feedback control of transport systems in tape drives without tension transducers, Pages 211-223
- Jorge Juan Gil, Pablo Ciáurriz, Iñaki Díaz, Controlling two haptically-coupled devices: System modeling and stability analysis, Pages 224-234

4.11. Contents: Journal of Process Control
Contributed by: John Coca,

Journal of Process Control
Volume 62
February 2018

- Kangkang Zhang, Jun Zhao, Yucai Zhu, MPC case study on a selective catalytic reduction in a power plant, Pages 1-10
- Zhichao Wang, Min Liu, Mingyu Dong, Low-rank manifold optimization for overlay variations in lithography process, Pages 11-23
- Amirhossein Nikoofard, Tor Arne Johansen, Glenn-Ole Kaasa, Reservoir characterization in under-balanced drilling using low-order lumped model, Pages 24-36
- Linkai Luo, Yuan Yao, Furong Gao, Chunhui Zhao, Mixed-effects Gaussian process modeling approach with application in injection molding processes, Pages 37-43
- Xiaodong Jia, Yuan Di, Jianshe Feng, Qibo Yang, Honghao Dai, Jay Lee, Adaptive virtual metrology for semiconductor chemical mechanical planarization process using GMDH-type polynomial neural networks, Pages 44-54
- Nayana P. Mahajan, Sadanand B. Deshpande, Sumant G. Kadwane, Design and implementation of an advanced controller in plant distributed control system for improving control of non-linear belt weigh feeder, Pages 55-65

Journal of Process Control
Volume 61
January 2018

- Radhia Fezai, Majdi Mansouri, Okba Taouali, Mohamed Faouzi Harkat, Nasreddine Bouguila, Online reduced kernel principal component analysis for process monitoring, Pages 1-11
- Hocine Oubabas, Said Djennoune, Maamar Bettayeb, Interval sliding mode observer design for linear and nonlinear systems, Pages 12-22, André Bégin-Drolet, Simon Collin, Jérôme Gosselin, Jean Ruel, A new robust controller for non-linear periodic single-input/single-output systems using genetic algorithms, Pages 23-35
- Bin Yang, Mingjie Liu, Hakil Kim, Xuenan Cui, Luenberger-sliding mode observer based fuzzy double loop integral sliding mode controller for electronic throttle valve, Pages 36-46
- Shiwen Xie, Yongfang Xie, Chunhua Yang, Weihua Gui, Yalin Wang, Distributed parameter modeling and optimal control of the oxidation rate in the iron removal process, Pages 47-57
- Minjeong Cho, Myungwan Han, Dynamics and control of entrainer enhanced reactive distillation using an extraneous entrainer for the production of butyl acetate, Pages 58-76
- M. Bahadır Saltık, Leyla Özkan, Jobert H.A. Ludlage, Siep Weiland, Paul M.J. Van den Hof, An outlook on robust model predictive control algorithms: Reflections on performance and computational aspects, Pages 77-102

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

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Volume 69
March 2018

- Sayma Akther, Md. Rezaul Karim, Md. Samiullah, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Mining non-redundant closed flexible periodic patterns, Pages 1-23
- Yang Meng, Ronghua Shang, Licheng Jiao, Wenya Zhang, Shuyuan Yang, Dual-graph regularized non-negative matrix factorization with sparse and orthogonal constraints, Pages 24-35
- Ibrahim Abdallah, Anne-Lise Gehin, Belkacem Ould Bouamama, On-line robust graphical diagnoser for hybrid dynamical systems, Pages 36-49
- Atta Oveisi, Mateus Bagetti Jeronimo, Tamara Nestorović, Nonlinear observer-based recurrent wavelet neuro-controller in disturbance rejection control of flexible structures, Pages 50-64
- Shufeng Hao, Chongyang Shi, Zhendong Niu, Longbing Cao, Concept coupling learning for improving concept lattice-based document retrieval, Pages 65-75
- Maxim A. Dulebenets, Mihalis M. Golias, Sabya Mishra, A collaborative agreement for berth allocation under excessive demand, Pages 76-92
- Chaoshun Li, Wen Zou, Nan Zhang, Xinjie Lai, An evolving T–S fuzzy model identification approach based on a special membership function and its application on pump-turbine governing system, Pages 93-103
- Ronald R. Yager, Naif Alajlan, Multi-criteria formulations with uncertain satisfactions, Pages 104-111
- Srikumar Krishnamoorthy, Efficient mining of high utility itemsets with multiple minimum utility thresholds, Pages 112-126
- J.C. Galan-Hernandez, V. Alarcon-Aquino, O. Starostenko, J.M. Ramirez-Cortes, Pilar Gomez-Gil, Wavelet-based frame video coding algorithms using fovea and SPECK, Pages 127-136
- P. Reche-Lopez, J.M. Perez-Lorenzo, F. Rivas, R. Viciana-Abad, Binaural lateral localization of multiple sources in real environments using a kurtosis-driven split-EM algorithm,
Pages 137-146
- Amir Elmishali, Roni Stern, Meir Kalech, An Artificial Intelligence paradigm for troubleshooting software bugs, Pages 147-156
- O. García-Hinde, G. Terrén-Serrano, M.Á. Hombrados-Herrera, V. Gómez-Verdejo, S. Jiménez-Fernández, C. Casanova-Mateo, J. Sanz-Justo, M. Martínez-Ramón, S. Salcedo-Sanz, Evaluation of dimensionality reduction methods applied to numerical weather models for solar radiation forecasting, Pages 157-167
- Gangireddy Sushnigdha, Ashok Joshi, Evolutionary method based integrated guidance strategy for reentry vehicles, Pages 168-177
- Eduard Alibekov, Jiří Kubalík, Robert Babuška, Policy derivation methods for critic-only reinforcement learning in continuous spaces, Pages 178-187

4.13. Contents: Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems
Contributed by: John Coca,

Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems
Volume 28
May 2018

- Yuechao Ma, Xiaorui Jia, Qingling Zhang, Robust observer-based finite-time H∞ control for discrete-time singular Markovian jumping system with time delay and actuator saturation, Pages 1-22
- Huijiao Wang, Dong Zhang, Renquan Lu, Event-triggered H∞ filter design for Markovian jump systems with quantization, Pages 23-41
- Arvo Kaldmäe, Ülle Kotta, Alexey Shumsky, Alexey Zhirabok, Disturbance decoupling in nonlinear hybrid systems, Pages 42-53
- Huong Le Thi, Stéphane Junca, Mathias Legrand, Periodic solutions of a two-degree-of-freedom autonomous vibro-impact oscillator with sticking phases, Pages 54-74
- Chao Han, Li Jia, Daogang Peng, Model predictive control of batch processes based on two-dimensional integration frame, Pages 75-86
- Meng Liu, Xin He, Jingyi Yu, Dynamics of a stochastic regime-switching predator–prey model with harvesting and distributed delays, Pages 87-104
- Deyin Yao, Ming Liu, Renquan Lu, Yong Xu, Qi Zhou, Adaptive sliding mode controller design of Markov jump systems with time-varying actuator faults and partly unknown transition probabilities, Pages 105-122
- Zhiyong Yu, Haijun Jiang, Da Huang, Cheng Hu, Consensus of nonlinear multi-agent systems with directed switching graphs: A directed spanning tree based error system approach, Pages 123-140

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

ISA Transactions
Volume 73
February 2018

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

ISA Transactions
Volume 72
January 2018

- Omid Mofid, Saleh Mobayen, Adaptive sliding mode control for finite-time stability of quad-rotor UAVs with parametric uncertainties, Pages 1-14
- Zhijian Sun, Guoqing Zhang, Yu Lu, Weidong Zhang, Leader-follower formation control of underactuated surface vehicles based on sliding mode control and parameter estimation, Pages 15-24
- Saba Al-Wais, Suiyang Khoo, Tae Hee Lee, Lakshmanan Shanmugam, Saeid Nahavandi, Robust H∞ cost guaranteed integral sliding mode control for the synchronization problem of nonlinear tele-operation system with variable time-delay, Pages 25-36
- Mehran Rahmani, MEMS gyroscope control using a novel compound robust control, Pages 37-43
- Ke Shi, Xiaofang Yuan, Liang Liu, Model predictive controller-based multi-model control system for longitudinal stability of distributed drive electric vehicle, Pages 44-55
- Krzysztof Patan, Two stage neural network modelling for robust model predictive control, Pages 56-65
- Rodrigue Tchamna, Moonyong Lee, Analytical design of an industrial two-term controller for optimal regulatory control of open-loop unstable processes under operational constraints, Pages 66-76
- Qibing Jin, Hehe Wang, Qixin Su, Beiyan Jiang, Qie Liu, A novel optimization algorithm for MIMO Hammerstein model identification under heavy-tailed noise, Pages 77-91
- Yang Liu, Xiaoping Liu, Yuanwei Jing, Shaowei Zhou, Adaptive backstepping H∞ tracking control with prescribed performance for internet congestion, Pages 92-99
- Peguy Roussel Nwagoum Tuwa, P. Woafo, Suppression of the noise-induced effects in an electrostatic micro-plate using an adaptive back-stepping sliding mode control, Pages 100-109
- Tri Tran, Q.P. Ha, Perturbed cooperative-state feedback strategy for model predictive networked control of interconnected systems, Pages 110-121
- Yushun Tan, Dongsheng Du, Shumin Fei, Quantized filtering for T-S fuzzy networked systems with saturation nonlinearities: An output-dependent triggering method, Pages 122-137
- Bingbo Cui, Xiyuan Chen, Xihua Tang, Haoqian Huang, Xiao Liu, Robust cubature Kalman filter for GNSS/INS with missing observations and colored measurement noise, Pages 138-146
- Minlin Wang, Xuemei Ren, Qiang Chen, Robust tracking and distributed synchronization control of a multi-motor servomechanism with H-infinity performance, Pages 147-160
- Marios Stogiannos, Alex Alexandridis, Haralambos Sarimveis, Model predictive control for systems with fast dynamics using inverse neural models, Pages 161-177
- Xiuxing Yin, Li Pan, Direct adaptive robust tracking control for 6 DOF industrial robot with enhanced accuracy, Pages 178-184
- Jay Singh, Kalyan Chattterjee, C.B. Vishwakarma, Two degree of freedom internal model control-PID design for LFC of power systems via logarithmic approximations, Pages 185-196
- R. Sanz, P. García, P. Albertos, A generalized smith predictor for unstable time-delay SISO systems, Pages 197-204
- Ahmad M. El-Nagar, Nonlinear dynamic systems identification using recurrent interval type-2 TSK fuzzy neural network – A novel structure, Pages 205-217
- Xiaogang Deng, Lei Wang, Modified kernel principal component analysis using double-weighted local outlier factor and its application to nonlinear process monitoring, Pages 218-228
- Zhe Zhang, Gumin Jin, Jianxun Li, Penalty boundary sequential convex programming algorithm for non-convex optimal control problems, Pages 229-244
- Gang Niu, Junjie Jiang, Byeng D. Youn, Michael Pecht, Autonomous health management for PMSM rail vehicles through demagnetization monitoring and prognosis control, Pages 245-255
- Zhen-Cai Zhu, Xiang Li, Gang Shen, Wei-Dong Zhu, Wire rope tension control of hoisting systems using a robust nonlinear adaptive backstepping control scheme, Pages 256-272
- Chifu Yang, Jinsong Zhao, Liyi Li, Sunil K. Agrawal, Design and implementation of a novel modal space active force control concept for spatial multi-DOF parallel robotic manipulators actuated by electrical actuators, Pages 273-286
- Mohamed G. Mousa, S.M. Allam, Essam M. Rashad, Maximum power extraction under different vector-control schemes and grid-synchronization strategy of a wind-driven Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Generator, Pages 287-297

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

Journal of the Franklin Institute
Volume 355, Issue 3
February 2918

Jafferi Jamaludin, Syarkawi Syamsuddin, Nasrudin Abd. Rahim, Hew Wooi Ping, Control of switch-sharing-based multilevel inverter suitable for photovoltaic applications, Pages 1018-1039
- R. Sakthivel, Srimanta Santra, B. Kaviarasan, Resilient sampled-data control design for singular networked systems with random missing data, Pages 1040-1072
- Yafeng Li, Liuliu Zhang, Changchun Hua, Yu Zhang, Xinping Guan, Output feedback control for stochastic nonlinear time delay systems using dynamic gain technique, Pages 1073-1087
- Omar Shaheen, Ahmad M. El-Nagar, Mohammad El-Bardini, Nabila M. El-Rabaie, Probabilistic fuzzy logic controller for uncertain nonlinear systems, Pages 1088-1106
Shiqi Zheng, Wenjie Li, Stabilizing region of PDμ controller for fractional order system with general interval uncertainties and an interval delay, Pages 1107-1138
- Xinlei Ma, Yongfeng Guo, Lan Chen, Active disturbance rejection control for electric power steering system with assist motor variable mode, Pages 1139-1155
- Qunxian Zheng, Hongbin Zhang, Youzhu Ling, Xingzhong Guo, Mixed H∞ and passive control for a class of nonlinear switched systems with average dwell time via hybrid control approach, Pages 1156-1175
- Tae H. Lee, Ju H. Park, Improved stability conditions of time-varying delay systems based on new Lyapunov functionals, Pages 1176-1191
- Neyir Ozcan, M. Syed Ali, J. Yogambigai, Quanxin Zhu, Sabri Arik, Robust synchronization of uncertain Markovian jump complex dynamical networks with time-varying delays and reaction–diffusion terms via sampled-data control, Pages 1192-1216
- Lingzhong Zhang, Yongqing Yang, Fei wang, Xin sui, Lag synchronization for fractional-order memristive neural networks with time delay via switching jumps mismatch, Pages 1217-1240
- Xueyan Yang, Xiaodi Li, Jinde Cao, Robust finite-time stability of singular nonlinear systems with interval time-varying delay, Pages 1241-1258
- Yingnan Pan, Guang-Hong Yang, Novel event-triggered filter design for nonlinear networked control systems, Pages 1259-1277
- Huayun Han, Ying Yang, Linlin Li, Steven X. Ding, Observer-based fault detection for uncertain nonlinear systems, Pages 1278-1295
- Fengxia Zhang, Musheng Wei, Ying Li, Jianli Zhao, The minimal norm least squares Hermitian solution of the complex matrix equation AXB+CXD=E, Pages 1296-1310
- Jovan D. Stefanovski, New class of FD filters in presence of disturbances, Pages 1311-1337
- Zhengran Cao, Chuandong Li, Xin Wang, Tingwen Huang, Finite-time consensus of linear multi-agent system via distributed event-triggered strategy, Pages 1338-1350
- Jinling Wang, Jinling Liang, Lan Wang, Switched mechanisms for stability and l1-gain analysis of T-S fuzzy positive systems described by the F-M second model, Pages 1351-1372
- Jian-Chen Liu, A generalized probability-interval-decomposition approach for stability analysis of T-S fuzzy systems with stochastic delays, Pages 1373-1393
- Xinsong Yang, Chen Xu, Jianwen Feng, Jianquan Lu, General synchronization criteria for nonlinear Markovian systems with random delays, Pages 1394-1410
- H. Trinh, D.C. Huong, A new method for designing distributed reduced-order functional observers of interconnected time-delay systems, Pages 1411-1451
- Wenfeng Hu, Lu Liu, Gang Feng, Robust cooperative output regulation of heterogeneous uncertain linear multi-agent systems by intermittent communication, Pages 1452-1469
- Yuan Zhang, Jing Yao, Guanrong Chen, Towards mesoscale analysis of inter-vehicle communications, Pages 1470-1492
- L. Giarré, F. Argenti, Mixed ℓ2 and ℓ1-norm regularization for adaptive detrending with ARMA modeling, Pages 1493-1511
- Haiyan Gao, Ji Zhang, Weiqiang Tang, Offset-free trajectory tracking control for hypersonic vehicle under external disturbance and parametric uncertainty, Pages 997-1017

Journal of the Franklin Institute
Volume 355, Issue 2
January 2018

- Magdi S. Mahmoud, Robust fuzzy stabilization of hybrid discrete delay T–S systems, Pages 625-652
- Yong Feng, Minghao Zhou, Xuemei Zheng, Fengling Han, Xinghuo Yu, Full-order terminal sliding-mode control of MIMO systems with unmatched uncertainties, Pages 653-674
- Sung Jin Yoo, A robust low-complexity tracker design with preassigned performance for uncertain high-order nonlinear systems with unknown time-varying delays and high powers, Pages 675-692
- Hamed Rahimi Nohooji, Ian Howard, Lei Cui, Neural network adaptive control design for robot manipulators under velocity constraints, Pages 693-713
- Zhongjun Yang, Huaguang Zhang, Yang Cui, Adaptive fuzzy tracking control for switched uncertain strict-feedback nonlinear systems, Pages 714-727
- Mario Porru, Alessandro Serpi, Ignazio Marongiu, Alfonso Damiano, Suppression of DC-link voltage unbalance in three-level neutral-point clamped converters, Pages 728-752
- Defeng He, Shiming Yu, Linlin Ou, Lexicographic MPC with multiple economic criteria for constrained nonlinear systems, Pages 753-773
- Luca Merigo, Manuel Beschi, Fabrizio Padula, Antonio Visioli, A noise-filtering event generator for PIDPlus controllers, Pages 774-802
- Chi Zhang, Wei Zou, Ningbo Cheng, Junshan Gao, Trajectory tracking control for rotary steerable systems using interval type-2 fuzzy logic and reinforcement learning, Pages 803-826
- Sarah Mechhoud, Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati, Adaptive energy-based bilinear control of first-order 1-D hyperbolic PDEs: Application to a one-loop parabolic solar collector trough, Pages 827-848
- Wei Qian, Manman Yuan, Lei Wang, Yonggang Chen, Junqi Yang, Robust stability criteria for uncertain systems with interval time-varying delay based on multi-integral functional approach, Pages 849-861
- Xiao Zhang, Yaqi Hao, Daizhan Cheng, Incomplete-profile potential games, Pages 862-877
- Wei Liu, Kaijiang Yu, Xingguo Tan, Xuhui Bu, State estimation for networked systems with Markovian communication constraints and multiple packet dropouts, Pages 878-901
- Zhi-Hui Zhang, Guang-Hong Yang, Fault detection for discrete-time uncertain LPV systems using non-minimal order filter, Pages 902-921
- Zhe Gao, Fractional-order Kalman filters for continuous-time fractional-order systems involving colored process and measurement noises, Pages 922-948
- Shixian Luo, Feiqi Deng, Wu-Hua Chen, Multiple switching-time-dependent discretized Lyapunov functions/functionals methods for stability analysis of switched time-delay stochastic systems, Pages 949-964
- Zvezdan M. Marjanović, Goran T. Djordjević, Gradimir V. Milovanović, Truncation error analysis in computing of SEP and SEP floor for partially coherent receiver of MPSK signals over composite fading channels, Pages 965-980
- Aleksandar Radonjic, Vladimir Vujicic, Integer codes correcting burst and random asymmetric errors within a byte, Pages 981-996

4.16. Contents: Evolution Equations and Control Theory
Contributed by: Irena Lasiecka,

Evolution Equations and Control Theory
Vol 7.1, 2018. l

The new issue EECT 7-1 March 2018 regular issue is now online:

4.17. CFP: European Journal of Control
Contributed by: Yanzheng Zhu,

CFP: European Journal of Control Special Issue on Advanced Control Theory and Applications for Next-Generation Engineered Systems

Recent years has witnessed great advances and in‐depth integration of modern control, communication, and computing technologies. They have prompted the born of nextgeneration engineered systems, including networked cyber‐physical systems, Internet of Things, smart power grids, artificial intelligence robots, intelligent transportation systems, and smart buildings, etc. It is well recognized that the next‐generation engineered systems have brought great benefits for humanʹs manufacture and life. However, their multi‐device composition, heterogeneous architecture, complex connection and interaction mechanisms, and limited resources, indeed pose substantial design and operation challenges. It is obvious that constructing the model of system evolution should jointly consider the objectives of system control, as well as limited resources. In our control and automation society, an intractable problem is how to jointly design decentralized/distributed cooperative control policies, and resource‐efficient allocation approaches to achieve the best operation performances, e.g., stability, robustness, and efficiency.

Since existing data transmission for remote state estimation and control in the nextgeneration engineered systems relies on wireless technologies, adversaries can illegally invade the system at remote side, secretly steal the sensitive information or malicious manipulate the control system to an abnormal state. It is reported that a great number of potential security breaches have been found in industrial control systems. For example, if the security breaches are malevolently used to destroy the smart grid by the attackers, power stations may work disorderly or cannot generate electricity. Different from traditional cyber attacks which only destroy the cyber layer, new emerging attacks can adopt both cyber and physical approaches to disrupt the operation of systems. Thus, from perspective of system control, it is crucial to design proper secure control methodologies to actively defend cyber‐physical attacks.

Besides, it is still difficult to apply the existing control theory to practice. Most of the theoretical verification work is accomplished by computer simulations. It is clear that there exists a huge gap between the simulation platform and the practical environment. Thus, the simulations cannot perfectly imitate the running of engineered systems under operation designed theory. More practical platforms and testbeds are desired to fill the gap between the theoretical results and the practical applications.

In general, traditional control technologies have remarkably improved the system performances. However, due to the integration and interaction of cyber space and physical world in the next‐generation engineered systems, it is required to explore new control methods to integrally operate the systems to achieve the higher requirements.
In general, traditional control technologies have remarkably improved the system performances. However, due to the integration and interaction of cyber space and physical world in the next‐generation engineered systems, it is required to explore new control methods to integrally operate the systems to achieve the higher requirements.
Recently, the researches on control theory and applications for next‐generation engineered systems are becoming critical and urgent and have drawn increasing attention from both academia and industry. They have been included as either specific technical sessions or important topics in top conferences, such as IEEE CDC, ECC, ACC, and IFAC World Congress. There are also several journal special issues/sections on control theory and applications for next‐generation engineered systems ‐‐‐“Sliding Mode Control and Observation for Complex Industrial Systems”, “New Technique Trends for Power Converters in Distributed Power Generation Systems” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, “Smart Agents and Cyber‐Physical Systems for Future Industrial Systems” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and“Secure Control of Cyber Physical Systems” in IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. Note that, the former three special issues/sections are interested in system design for specific industrial systems, while the latter mainly focuses on secure control of CPSs. Unlike them, we emphasize on advanced control theory and applications for next‐generation engineered systems.

The advanced control theory and applications for next‐generation engineered systems is a hot research topic in European Journal of Control. Since January 2015, the journal has published about 30 papers on this topic. However, there is no special issue in European Journal of Control specified to this topic. Thus, it is important and timely to launch a special issue to highlight the importance of advanced control theory for the nextgeneration engineered systems and to link the practical challenges and requirements with the most recent theoretical and technical advances in this area. We also believe that this special issue will attract the attention of a large audience including researchers and developers from control, automation, robotics, and industrial communities.


This special issue will seek latest significant contributions on advanced control theory and applications for next‐generation engineered systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Modeling of next‐generation engineered systems
- System stability and performance analysis
- Decentralized/distributed control for next‐generation engineered systems
- Resilient/secure feedback controller design
- Data‐driven/event‐driven control for next‐generation engineered systems
- Robust control for next‐generation engineered systems
- Fault tolerant control for next‐generation engineered systems
- Switching control strategy for next‐generation engineered systems
- Resource allocations/optimization for next‐generation engineered systems
- Intelligent autonomous control for next‐generation engineered systems
- Experiments, platforms and applications for next‐generation engineered systems


Full paper submission deadline: June 30, 2018
First notification: August 31, 2018
Final notification: October 31, 2018
Final paper due: November 30, 2018
Publication date (tentative): March, 2019

Guest Editors:
Dr. Heng Zhang, School of Computing, Engineering & Math, University of Western Sydney, Australia, Email:
Dr. Yanzheng Zhu, Security Control Research Center, Shandong University of Science and Technology, China, Email:
Prof. Michael V. Basin, Department of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Email:
Dr. Dawei Shi, John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University, United States, Email:
Prof. Zhengtao Ding, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, UK, Email:

5. Conferences

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

The 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems
December 14-15, 2018, Miami, USA

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018
Acceptance notification: September 1, 2018
Final Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018

Steady advances in controls, communications, and computing are enabling new forms of cyber-physical systems (CPS), and are simultaneously redefining the role and position of humans in broad areas of applications and blurring the traditional boundaries between humans and technology. Therefore, for the most part, human interactions in these technical systems are becoming more complex and raising a range of new technical challenges and broader questions, touching social and even cultural domains. This newfound relationship between humans and technology must be studied from an engineering perspective, a human-factors perspective, and from the perspective of social sciences. This conference series on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS) is intended to examine these multidisciplinary dimensions.

The second IFAC conference on CPHS builds on the success of CPHS 2016 and the H-CPS-I meeting in 2014. CPHS 2018 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to share scientific and technological advances as well as gain a deeper understanding of the interactions between cyber-physical systems and humans. Of particular interest are human-centered technologies in a wide-range of applications including transportation, energy, robotics, manufacturing, and health-care. Examples of topics include human-machine symbiosis, humans as supervisors/operators of complex engineering systems, humans as agents in multi-agent systems, and humans as elements in controlled systems. In addition to the technical and theoretical contributions, CPHS 2018 also invites papers studying the ethical questions, public policies, regulatory issues, and new risks associated with interactions between humans and cyber-physical systems. Towards this end, we invite submissions in the following categories:
• Full conference papers (6-8 pages) addressing relevant CPHS topics, which will be peer-reviewed, and presented at the conference (if accepted). Review, Tutorial and Vision papers are also welcome.
• Extended abstracts (a minimum of 500 words) addressing topics of interest, subject to the same review process as full papers, and invited to present at the conference (if accepted).
• Invited sessions, consisting of six full papers and/or extended abstracts, to fill a two-hour block.
• Tutorials and/or workshops, a half-day or full-day event either before or after the conference (please contact the organizers for guidance and details)

We encourage submissions on human-centered technologies in a wide-range of applications including transportation (ground, air, and space), energy, robotics, manufacturing, and health-care. Example of topics include the following:

1. Human-Machine Symbiosis
o Control of smart prosthetics
o Neurostimulation
o Exoskeletons
o Biomedical implants
o Augmented Human
2. Humans as supervisors/operators of complex engineering systems
o Human-Machine interaction in flight control
o Cooperative control in Automotive systems (ex. ADAS)
o Process plant operation
o Robotic surgery
o Spacecraft control
o Control in hazardous environments
o Automated or semi-automated trains
o Remote operation of robotic teams (ex. in rescue scenarios)
3. Humans as agents in multi-agent systems
o Intelligent road transportation
o Next-generation air traffic management
o Flexible manufacturing
o Assistive robotics
o Smart Grid and Demand Response
o Urban mobility
4. Humans as elements in controlled systems
o Comfort control in homes
o Smart cities
o Rescue robotics
o Assistive devices
o Smart infrastructure
o Connected buildings
5. General CPHS topics
o Semiautonomous and mixed-initiative systems
o Shared control
o Cognitive control
o Decision-support for human operators
o Recent theoretical developments impacting the open problems
o Ethics, public policy, and regulatory issues
o Potential impact and open problems

The conference program will only include papers of the highest standard as selected by the IPC, in accordance with the IFAC guidelines All papers and abstracts will be accepted with the understanding that the authors will present them at the CPHS Conference. At least one author of every accepted paper will be required to register for the conference before uploading the final version. Accepted papers and abstracts will be presented either in oral or poster format. Accepted papers will be included in the conference “preprints” (USB drive) and published online, whereas accepted abstracts will only be included as preprints and not published on-line. All papers, abstracts, and invited session proposals must be submitted through the conference submission website,, and conform to the policy found therein.

Copyright: "All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (

Accepted papers will be published in the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect ( To this end, author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC."

5.2. International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics
Contributed by: Pawel Dworak,

23rd International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics
27-30 August 2018
Amber Baltic Hotel, Międzyzdroje, Poland

It is our great pleasure to invite You to participate in the 23rdt International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, MMAR 2018 to be held in Międzyzdroje, Poland, from August 27th to August 30th, 2018.

The Conference will be a good opportunity for highlighting the new results and directions of Automatic Control theory, technology and applications. As such, it mainly will concentrate on the following key points:
– emphasis on invited lectures including plenaries,
– industry participation promotion,
– attract young people to study and work in the field.
The participants of the 23rd International MMAR Conference will have the opportunity to take part in the wide spectrum of categories for technical presentations, including plenary lectures, regular papers of both lecture and poster session types, and panel discussion. We look forward to seeing our old and new friends in Poland. You are kindly invited to participate in the 23rd International MMAR Conference in Międzyzdroje, Poland.

The proceedings of the conference will be submitted for review and approval for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library and will be submitted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (ISI Web of Science).

Key Dates (Please check the latest information at
March 5, 2018 - Paper submission
May 21, 2018 - Notification of acceptance
June 25, 2018 - Registration
July 2, 2018 - Camera-ready paper submission

For more information see

5.3. International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing
Contributed by: Marian Barbu,

22nd International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing - ICSTCC 2018
October 10-12, 2018, Sinaia, Romania

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

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

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

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

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

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

All papers should be submitted via the online submission system at

For further information please contact the organizing committee at:

5.4. International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Contributed by: Hye-Soo Kim,

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

Call for Papers:

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

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

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

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

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

Organized by Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS)

5.5. ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Contributed by: Yue Wang,

The ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
September 30 - October 3, 2018, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) Conference will be held on October 1-3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The venue is one of the top Atlanta luxury hotels and is connected to the MARTA transit system and blocks away from major attractions such as Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. On behalf of the 2018 DSCC Organization Committee and the Dynamics Systems and Control Division (DSCD) of ASME, we cordially invite you to enjoy an exciting technical program and a unique opportunity to network.

The DSC conference is the showcase technical forum of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division. It provides a focused and intimate setting for dissemination and discussion of the state of the art in dynamic systems and control research, with a mechanical engineering focus. The 2018 DSC Conference Technical Program will consist of sessions in all of the usual areas of interest to the Division that include, but are not limited to, automotive and transportation systems, bio-systems and health care, energy systems, mechatronics, modeling, identification, intelligent systems, robotics, vibrations, and smart structures. Highlights of the 2018 DSCC will include:

- Four plenary talks given by distinguished scholars, including the Oldenburger Lecture and the Nyquist Lecture.
- Workshops and tutorials that are focused on emerging topics.
- Invited and special sessions on technical tracks and funding programs that are of interest to the DSC community.
- Student programs including Best Student Paper competition, networking with faculty recruiters, and networking with industry.
- Exhibits by industry.
- Extensive networking opportunities during the opening reception, continental breakfasts, the banquet, and the farewell lunch.

All accepted papers must be presented on-site at the conference by an author of the paper. Papers which are not presented (no-shows) will be removed from the official conference proceedings and will not be indexed through the ASME Digital Collection.

Online access to conference papers will be given to all registered attendees at the start of the conference. Following the event, the official proceedings of the conference are published in the ASME Digital Collection, and will be submitted to all major indexers including EI Complex, Scopus, and the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Important Dates
- Submission of invited session proposals - April 2, 2018
- Submission of contributed and invited papers - April 9, 2018
- Notification of acceptance/rejection - May 28, 2018
- Submission of final papers - July 2, 2018

Conference Organizers
General Chair
Michigan State University

Program Chair
Michigan State University

5.6. Call for Workshop Proposals: ASME 2018 Dynamic System and Control Conference
Contributed by: Sean Andersson,

ASME 2018 Dynamic System and Control Conference

Call for workshop proposals

We invite you to submit your proposals for a workshop to be delivered at the 2018 DSCC in Atlanta, GA. Workshops will be held on Sunday, September 30, from 1 – 5 pm. Organizers of workshops with at least ten registered attendees will receive a (single) $500 travel stipend.

Proposals should be sent as PDF files to the Workshops Chair (Sean B. Andersson) at and should provide the following information.

1. Names, affiliations, and a brief biosketch of the organizers and presenters.
2. Workshop abstract.
3. Outline and timing of topics covered (3-4 hours).

Submission deadline: April 15, 2018.
Acceptance notification: May 31, 2018.

5.7. World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
Contributed by: Seenith Sivasundaram,

World Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
WHEN: July 3, 2018 – July 6, 2018
WHERE: American University of Armenia, Yerevan

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

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

The proceedings will be published by the American Institute of Physics.

5.8. Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
Contributed by: Rachel E Palmisano,

Call for papers
Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing

Manuscripts can be submitted from June 15-July 9, 2018. The submission deadline of July 9th is firm.

Please follow the instructions at

5.9. International Conference on Systems and Control
Contributed by: Driss MEHDI,

The 2018 7th International Conference on Systems and Control

The 7th edition of the International Conference on Systems and Control will be held on October 24-26, 2018, at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

Paper submission: Papers must be submitted electronically via the Web upload system only. The guidelines are given at the ICSC'18 Web site

The authors are invited to submit the full version of their manuscripts online through the online paper submission

Important Dates:
Contributed papers, invited session papers: May 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance / Rejection: July 20, 2018
Final, Camera ready papers due: September 15, 2018
Conference opening: October 24, 2018

For more information please visit the website of the conference

Program Chairs
Joseba Quevedo, Spain
Driss Mehdi, France
Abdelouahab Aitouche, France

General Chair :
Pedor Albertos, Spain

Please feel free to contact Prof. D. MEHDI (

5.10. International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
Contributed by: Ted Pavlic,

October 15–17, 2018
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Paper submission: May 15, 2018, 11.59pm Pacific Time
Author Notification: July 30, 2018
Camera ready submission: September 1, 2018

Now in its 14th edition, the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) provides a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. It is a highly selective, single-track meeting that is soliciting submissions presenting significant, original, and previously unpublished research.

Distributed robotics is an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area, combining research in computer science, communication and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Distributed robotic systems can autonomously solve complex problems while operating in highly unstructured real-world environments. They are expected to play a major role in addressing future societal needs, for example, by improving environmental impact assessment, food supply, transportation, manufacturing, security, and emergency and rescue services. DARS 2018 will build upon past successes and provide an exciting environment for researchers to present and discuss the latest technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications. All interested researchers and engineers are invited to take part in DARS 2018.

Papers are solicited in all areas of distributed autonomous robotics, including, but not restricted to:

* Architectures for teams of robots
* Self-organizing and self-assembling robotic systems
* Swarm robotic systems
* Hybrid symbiotic teams (humans and robots, animals and robots)
* Learning and adaptation in teams of robots
* Modular robotics
* Localization and navigation in multi-robot systems
* Multi-robot and multi-vehicle motion coordination
* Distributed cooperative perception
* Distributed cooperative action
* Distributed control and planning
* Control issues in multi-robot systems
* Performance metrics for robot teams
* Distributed decision making
* Sensor and actuator networks
* Networking issues in multi-robot systems
* Wireless and robotic sensor networks
* Multi-robot applications in exploration, inspection, coverage, search and
rescue, service, environmental monitoring, etc.


Please submit your paper using

Papers should be formatted according to the style files of Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics (SPAR). The page limit is 12 pages.


All accepted contributions will be included as full-length papers in the Proceedings of DARS 2018. The proceedings will likely be published in the Springer SPAR series (Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics).


DARS 2018 provides four sponsor packages: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. Sponsors currently include the University of Colorado at Boulder (gold), UC-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science (silver), Modular Robotics (silver), and Robotic Materials (bronze).

If you wish to become a sponsor of, or exhibitor at, DARS 2018, please visit or contact industry chair Christoffer Heckman ( for more information.


General Chair: Nikolaus Correll (University of Colorado at Boulder)
General Co-Chair: Mac Schwager (Stanford University)

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania),
Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto University),
Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University)

See for more information about the Program Committee.

5.11. IFAC International Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control
Contributed by: Rolf Findeisen,

6th IFAC International Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control - NMPC 2018
August 19th-22nd, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin, US

Submission deadlines:
Invited session proposals 25 MARCH 2018
Regular & invited papers, workshop proposals 5 APRIL 2018
Abstracts contributions 25 APRIL 2018

The 6th IFAC International Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, will take place in the city of Wisconsin, Madison, US, August 19th-22nd, 2018.

Model predictive control (MPC) is one of the advanced control techniques that has significantly affected control engineering practice with thousands of controllers implemented in various fields, spanning from process industry to automotive and robotics.

NMPC 2018 aims at bringing together researchers interested and working in the field of MPC, from both academia and industry. This allows to reflect and establish the current state-of-the-art and focus the future development of the MPC field towards relevant directions.

Major conference topics are (detailed list see conference webpage):
· Uncertainty and model predictive control
· Stability of model predictive control
· Economic model predictive control
· Big data and predictive control
· Model predictive control in the cloud/IoT and model predictive control
· Learning and model predictive control
· Moving horizon estimation
· Hierarchical and decentralized predictive control
· Embedded and real-time feasible predictive control
· Applications of model predictive control

NMPC 2016 will take place in the city of Wisconsin, Madison, USA in the fluno conference center. It is located between the lakes Mendota and Monona on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus, in the downtown and cultural center of Madison. Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

For detailed information about the 6th IFAC-NMPC, visit

We hope to welcoming you at NMPC 2018

Rolf Findeisen, Daniel Limon, Tobias Geyer (IPC chairs)
James B. Rawlings, Victor Zavala, Thomas Badgwell (NOC chairs)
Conference Website:

Copyright: "All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (

Accepted papers will be published in the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect ( To this end, author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC."

5.12. IFAC Conference on Analysis and Control of Chaotic Systems
Contributed by: Alexander Pogromsky,

The 5th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Control of Chaotic Systems
( will take place on October 30 - November 1 2018 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

This conference is related to analysis and control of chaotic systems.
It provides a forum for the presentation of new developments in the important interdisciplinary field of chaos control, synchronization and complex networks. The research activity in this field is driven by the needs of different application domains such as: biology (brain dynamics, heart beating, etc.), physics (optics, magnetics, fluid dynamics, etc.), mechanics, smart industry, engineering (non-linear dynamics of electronic and power electronic systems, chaos encrypted signals, walking robots, etc.), economics (critical decision, etc.), chemical engineering, and so on. The aim of the conference is to provide the communities of control engineering, physics, economics, biology, fluid dynamics, power electronics, electronic circuits, etc. with an opportunity to exchange information and new ideas and to discuss new developments in the field of chaos control and synchronization. Both theory and applications will be discussed.

The conference will cover all topics related to complex dynamics within the framework of control systems theory and engineering, including (but not limited to) the following: control of complex systems, bifurcations in complex systems, nonlinear time series and identification, brain dynamics, small world networks, applications (biology, chemical engineering, physics, electrical engineering), control and observation via communication constraints, providing a discussion forum for the physics, chaos and control system communities.

This event is organized by IFAC Technical Committee
TC2.3 (Non-linear control systems) and co-sponsored by the following IFAC Technical Committees:
TC1.2: Adaptive Learning Systems
TC1.3: Discrete Event and Hybrid systems
TC1.5: Networked Systems
TC2.1: Control design
TC8.2: Biological and Medical Systems

Confirmed plenary speakers: M. Cao, T. Iwasaki, R. Sepulchre We invite you to submit papers and invited session proposals.

The submission deadline is April, 15, 2018.

IPC Chairs: J.-I. Imura, A. Fradkov
NOC Chair: H. Nijmeijer

IFAC copyright conditions:

5.13. IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design and Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems
Contributed by: Eugênio B. Castelan,

ROCOND'18 & LPVS'18 (Extended deadline for submissions: March 15, 2018)

9th IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design (ROCOND'18) and 2nd IFAC Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems (LPVS'18) - Florianopolis, SC, Brazil, September 03-05, 2018.

Updated Important Dates:
Open track session submission deadline March 15, 2018 (No further extensions)
Draft paper submission deadline March 15, 2018 (No further extensions)
Acceptance/rejection notification May 15, 2018

Submission site -

The Organizing Committees have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the joint9th IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design (ROCOND'18) and 2nd IFAC Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems (LPVS'18) to be held in Florianopolis, Brazil, September 3-5, 2018. The joint ROCOND'18 and LPVS'18 will be held at the conference center of Majestic Palace Hotel near downtown Florianopolis. Majestic Palace Hotel is a 5-star hotel offering luxury accommodation, stunning views of the North Bay, and located just minutes from Shopping Malls, several beaches on the north, south and east of Santa Catarina Island.

Author Guidelines
The joint ROCOND'18& LPVS'18 invite four types of submission: ROCOND Regular or Open Invited Track papers, and LPVS Regular or Open Invited Track papers. For the purpose of review only, all submitted manuscripts may be up to eight (8) pages long. However, normal length for the final manuscript is limited to six (6) pages. Papers exceeding the normal length may be submitted upon payment of over length page charges of EUR 100.00 for each page in excess of six. A maximum of two extra pages above normal six are permitted.

Scope and Topics:
ROCOND 2018 - Over the last three decades, robust control has been a topic of active research and development of new theoretical principles, numerical methods and effective control algorithms to design and implement complex engineering control systems that provide adequate performance and stability when implemented in real plants. Emphasis will be put on current challenges and new directions in development of theoretical and computational tools for versatile practical applications implemented on advanced control systems (networked, embedded, distributed control systems) and are not purely devoted to robust control design.

LPVS 2018 - The class of Linear Parameter Varying (LPV)systems can be used to represent several types of dynamical systems such as time varying uncertain, non-linear, switching or multi-models ones. The LPV modeling allows also the design of the so-called LPV controllers, where the control law parametersare up dated according to the measurable plant varying parameters. In the last two decades, LPV systems and control have been an active topic of research in the control systems community. This Workshop aims at presenting new results in the field of LPV systems and their applications in real life and industry (automotive, aerospace, robotics, chemical processes, biological systems, energy and nuclear, network controlled-systems), including aspects on modeling, identification, stability, control design, observation and diagnosis.

We have already confirmed plenary speakers for:
- ROCOND 2018: Mario Sznaier, Jose C. Geromel and Karl H. Johansson,
- LPVS 2018: Javad Mohammadpour and Ricardo Sanchez-Pena

Plenary information, including titles, abstracts and speaker biographies are available on the conference website.

IFAC Young Author Prize
It will be awarded a prize for the best paper in the joint ROCOND'18 and LPV'18for an author younger than 30 years by September 1st 2018. The author should be the first (corresponding) and presenting author of the paper. The prize and a certificate will be awarded at the closing ceremony of the joint ROCOND'18 and LPV'18.

IFAC copyright conditions:

5.14. CEAS Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control
Contributed by: Marco Lovera,

5th CEAS Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control (EuroGNC 2019)
First announcement and call for papers

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) it is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the 5th CEAS Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control (EuroGNC 2019), which will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 3-5, 2019 at the Bovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

EuroGNC brings together on a biannual basis an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of aerospace guidance, navigation and control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to aeronautics and space. Scientists and engineers from industry, research institutes and universities involved in the development of novel GNC methods, applications or technologies are invited to attend the 5th EuroGNC. Presentations should focus on technical and scientific aspects of GNC architectures, algorithms and methods as well as on actual experience gained from real-life applications in those fields.

The 2019 EuroGNC is organized by the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS), with the support of the Italian Member Society – Associazione Italiana Di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA) and the co-sponsorship of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Science (JSASS).

Conference topics include (but are not limited to):
Flight experiments and lessons learned; atmospheric applications; manned fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft; missiles; unmanned aerial vehicles; autonomous aerial vehicles; special and unconventional configurations; space applications; reentry, descent and landing; attitude and orbit control; multi-spacecraft applications; high performance satellite control; launcher and ascent control; innovative methods, algorithms, systems and architectures for guidance and control; fault-tolerant control; FDIR algorithms and techniques; nonlinear, adaptive and other novel methods and algorithms; certification aspects; development methods and tools (modeling & simulation, control design, testing, verification and validation); sensors, data fusion, navigation and estimation; inertial & coupled navigation; novel navigation methods (visual, bio-inspired, acoustic, terrain-based…).

September 15, 2018: Full Papers/Invited Papers Due
December 15, 2018: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
January 15, 2019: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers

Details on paper submission will be provided in the updated calls for papers and on the conference website

Marco Lovera, Politecnico di Milano,

5.15. IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems
Contributed by: Bart Besselink,

7th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys18)

August 27-28, 2018
University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

* Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2018
* Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2018
* Final paper submission deadline: July 20, 2018

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

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

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

6. Positions

6.1. PhD: CEA LIST, France
Contributed by: Guillaume MERCERE,

PhD: Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), France, Strasbourg University, and Poitiers University, France

A fully funded Ph.D. position is available in the area of control theory and collaborative robots at the Interactive Robotics Laboratory (IRL) of the CEA LIST, France. The appointment will be for 3 years.

In order to improve the industrial production as well as to reduce some important manufacturing costs, robots and people must nowadays have the potential to work in the same environment – even on the same workpieces – at the same time. Such a practical cooperative robotic framework requires the development of new robots. The involved robots must be built to work safely alongside people thanks to appropriate mechanical structures as well as new dedicated controllers. These specific practical constraints often lead to compliant mechanical actuation designs characterized by intrinsic or active, control-adjustable compliance. These new design specifications imposed by the collaborative application requirements, raise specific identification and control issues which must be solved to ensure a safe cooperative human-robot work. The goal of this Ph.D. project consists in developing new automatic control tools for (i) the identification of multivariable models from frequency data, that suit to the context of co-manipulation and with (ii) the goal of enabling the synthesis of robust control laws. The aim is to nicely combine the advantages of black-box and gray-box models to lead to passive representations capable of representing complex dynamics such as high frequency flexible modes. Experimental validation will be carried out on the demonstrators available at CEA-LIST.

More details are available on

Candidate requirements: applicants should have a Master's degree from a good-quality university in applied mathematics, engineering, computer science or a related field. They should possess a strong background and interest in mathematics and, ideally, in identification, advanced control and robotics. They should have excellent analytical and problem solving skills and, preferably, well-developed programming skills. Applicants should have a good knowledge of Matlab. The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Application procedure: To apply for this Ph.D. position, send an email to,, with “PhD application: Identification of multivariable models for human-robot co-manipulation with passivity certificates” as subject, attaching an academic CV, a cover letter, a pdf of your diplomas and transcript of course work and grades, a certificate of proficiency in English, and any other document deemed necessary by the candidate which can enrich the application.


6.2. PhD: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Contributed by: Afef Fekih,

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

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

Interested individuals should send their detailed curriculum vitae to Dr. Afef Fekih (

6.3. PhD: Aarhus University, Denmark
Contributed by: Erdal Kayacan,

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

Research area and project description:

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

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

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

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

Qualifications and specific competences:

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

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

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


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

Learn more at and

Denmark is home country for Aarhus University and provides a safe and stable environment with great conditions as well as lots of social opportunities. Aarhus is innovative and international, big city but in walking distance, surrounded by forests, parks and sea.

Learn more at

Salary range:

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


Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Associate Professor Erdal Kayacan, e-mail:

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

PhD position: Cooperative Network Games.
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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

Project description: The candidate will conduct multi-disciplinary, algorithmic, research on complex multi-agent systems characterized by the presence of: (i) mixed cooperative and noncooperative agents; (ii) high volume of historic data (big data) and forecast on the uncertain variables; (iii) nonlinear system dynamics. The key challenges are to extract the knowledge hidden in the historic data, e.g. via statistical learning, and to coordinate the states and the decisions of the agents to an efficient equilibrium solution, e.g. via the principles of the sharing economy. With this aim, distributed statistical learning shall be developed for cooperative game theory. The main application area is distributed, peer-to-peer, energy trading in smart power grids.

The PhD position is in the context of the research project "Enabling peer-to-peer energy trading by leveraging prosumer analytics" (P2P-TALES), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) as collaborative project on Energy Systems Integration and Big Data (ESI-BIDA):

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

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

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

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

More information:,

6.5. PhD: University of Cambridge, UK
Contributed by: Ioannis Lestas,

A PhD position in the area of control of networks is available at the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering (control group) with a start date on October 1st 2018. Full funding (both fees and maintenance) will be provided to the successful applicant. The project will be supervised by Dr Ioannis Lestas ( who can also be contacted for any inquiries.

Applications can be made via the university Application Portal
by specifying Dr Ioannis Lestas as project supervisor.
Applications should be received preferably by March 31st, though early submissions are strongly encouraged.

6.6. PhD/PostDoc: Paderborn University, Germany
Contributed by: Daniel Quevedo,

The Automatic Control Group (Prof. Daniel Quevedo) in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Paderborn University is seeking a Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in). This is a full-time position, limited to three years, and which is to be filled as soon as possible. We will welcome doctoral students and postdocs.

Your duties and responsibilities:
The candidate will be actively involved in research on stochastic optimisation-based control methods within the project “Privacy-preserving collaborative Control and Optimisation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks”. The latter is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within a newly established joint Sino-German research initiative.
For further information on our activities, see

Your profile:
- A Master's or a doctoral degree in control theory from an excellent University.
- Postdoctoral applicants must have a proven capacity for high-quality research and publications in leading international journals in systems control.
- Fluency in English is required, knowledge of German is an advantage.

We offer a stimulating work environment in an international team and an attractive remuneration package according to pay scale TV-L EG 13 of the German public service (approx. €3.600-4.000/month). Applications from women are particularly welcome and, in case of equal qualifications and experience, will receive preferential treatment according to state law (LGG). Qualified disabled people (in the sense of the German social law SGB IX) are also encouraged to apply. The applicant may choose to have the staff council (WPR) involved in his/her appointment.

Please send your application (including a cover letter, your CV, list of publications, and contact details of at least two referees) to Ines Kaiser, by 15.03.2018. In your application, please mention the reference no. 3262.

For further information, see

6.7. PhD/PostDoc: University of Melbourne, Australia
Contributed by: Girish Nair,

One Post-doctoral and two PhD positions are available to investigate the use of nonstochastic and zero-error information theory in filtering and control problems with deterministic disturbances or unknown noise distributions. These positions are based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia, and support an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project.

**Post-doctoral applicants should have a theoretically-focused PhD in a relevant area. Knowledge of probability theory and random sampling methods would be useful.

Salary: from AU$87,415/year before tax, plus employer superannuation contribution of 9.25%.

Duration: one year including probation period. Extensions are subject to performance and funding.

Starting date: flexible.

To express interest, please email a research statement and CV, with 3 referees listed, to Prof. Girish Nair,

**PhD candidates should have a 4-year Bachelors and/or a Masters degree with a strong background in control or information theory. Knowledge of probability theory would be helpful. Candidates must also meet the PhD admission requirements of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the University of Melbourne.

Stipend: AU$30,000/year tax-free for 3-4 years, with up to AU$15,00 for travel and conferences; subject to satisfactory progress, including passing Departmental confirmation after one year.

Starting date: flexible

To express your interest, please email a research statement and CV, with 2 referees listed, to Prof. Girish Nair,

6.8. PhD/PostDoc: KULeuven/VUB/UCL/UMons, Belgium
Contributed by: Ivan Markovsky,

PhD and postdoc positions EOS project KULeuven/VUB/UCL/UMons, Belgium

We are advertising several PhD and postdoctoral positions for an EOS project on “Structured Low-Rank Matrix/Tensor Approximation: Numerical Optimization-Based Algorithms and Applications” (2018-2021). This excellence-of-science project involves a consortium of four Belgian universities: KULeuven (L. De Lathauwer, B. De Moor, P. Patrinos, M. Van Barel), VUB (I. Markovsky, M. Ishteva), UCL (P.A. Absil, F. Glineur) and UMons (N. Gillis).

We are seeking outstanding candidates who have obtained a master’s or doctoral degree in mathematical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or physics. Strong candidates have a proven record in numerical mathematics, optimization, systems & control, machine learning and/or signal processing. A good knowledge of linear algebra is mandatory but experience with tensor techniques is not required. Candidates must be fluent in English.

Further information and application form are available from .

6.9. Researcher: University of Warwick, UK
Contributed by: Zhuqing Meng,

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher in Wind Turbine Control (two posts)

Fixed Term positions (2 posts available) for 36 months.

The School of Engineering of University of Warwick is looking to appoint two full-time Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers (two posts) to undertake independent and collaborative research in wind turbine control.

These positions are two of the 15 positions available within the ConFlex project, sponsored by the H2020-MSCA-ITN Program. The ConFlex consortium consists of 15 academics in 10 beneficiary universities located in 6 countries (UK, Israel, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands). In addition, we have four partner universities in Canada, China, USA and France and 11 prestigious industry partners who will be hosting the early stage researchers (ESRs) for secondments, mostly from Europe. The ConFlex consortium will provide the ESRs with extensive technical and interpersonal skills training. Each ESR will have internship opportunities in at least one of the industry partners and will visit at least one of the academic collaborators. The main task of the University of Warwick is to work on the advanced control of wind turbines.

It is essential that you have a good honours degree and hold, or be near completion of, a Master’s degree in the fields of Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Data Science or Mechanical Engineering. You will have a developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research output. You will have excellent IT skills including demonstrable ability to use IT to write technical research papers and presentations. You are also required to be an excellent communicator with strong communication skills, and be able to evidence excellent interpersonal skills with relevant experience of working independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge in at least one of the following areas: controller design, optimisation, wind turbines and/or data science.

You will be required to meet Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. As a condition of the project at the time of recruitment the researcher shall NOT have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project, and you must not have been awarded a doctoral degree. Applicants must be in the first four years of their research career (e.g. working as a researcher after obtaining your Master’s degree) and you will be registered, or demonstrate a willingness to register, for a PhD degree at the University of Warwick.

Funding is for 3 years at approximately 41,276EUR per annum including mobility allowance and will be paid in GBP, subject to exchange rate and tax, national insurance & pension deductions for both employer & employee. Details of the exchange rate arrangements will be provided in any offer of employment made.

These posts are for a fixed term of 36 months to start on 1 April 2018, or as soon as possible after this date.

For informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Dr. Xiaowei Zhao at

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

Closing date: 11 March 2018 (UK time)

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page with the link below

6.10. Researcher: University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Contributed by: Kornelia Lienbacher,

Open Research Position

The Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt has an opening for a research staff member position in the field of industrial sensor networks (UWB technology).

Your work will comprise:

Research in wireless, networked sensor systems for industrial applications: communications protocols, ultra-wideband (UWB) communications and experimental performance analysis
Dedicated participation in a third party funded research project in cooperation with two companies and three research organizations
Independent research with the aim to submit a dissertation
Student mentoring

The research group works on the design, modeling and analysis of future systems for mobile and wireless communications as well as for robotic and drone systems. We furthermore address interdisciplinary questions in the field of self-organization and network theory.

Our team is very international and committed to quality research and teaching. The offices and laboratories are located in the well-equipped Lakeside Science & Technology Park. Working language is English. The Institute cooperates with national and international partners in research and industry. It is part of the research cluster Lakeside Labs (self-organizing networked systems) and the Karl-Popper-Kolleg Networked Autonomous Drones.

The Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) is a young and vibrant campus university and hosts approximately 10,000 students. It is located in the southern part of Austria, a region with outstanding quality of life at the intersection of alpine and Mediterranean culture which is underlined also by our motto ”Overcoming boarders”.


A university degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) in the field of electrical engineering, computer engineering, ICT, telematics, communications engineering, telecommunications or technical informatics graded with “good”. Studies have to be concluded before 1 March 2018.
Fluent in written and spoken English
Experience in two or more of the following fields of mobile communications, communications protocols, communications engineering, experimental performance analysis and sensor networks
Profound programing skills in C/C++

We expect

social and communicative competences
first relevant scientific publications (beyond the master thesis)
relevant international experience
knowledge in UWB communications

The annual gross salary is € 38.234 (40 hours weekly according to Uni-KV: B1). It might be increased depending on previous experience. Employment is for now limited to 1.5 years and intended to be commenced as soon as possible.

The university strives at raising the number of female scientific staff members and therefore specifically invites women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

Please address applications including the usual documents to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bettstetter a.s.a.p. and send a single PDF file to my secretary ( Further information regarding the Institute can be found on our website

Travel expenses in connection with the application procedure cannot be reimbursed.

6.11. Researcher: University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Contributed by: Kornelia Lienbacher,

Open Researcher Position: 5G and Drones

The Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Klagenfurt has over 10 years of experience in performing research with small drones, with a strong emphasis on wireless communication, distributed coordination, autonomous navigation, path planning, and system aspects (see Dronehub K). The university recently established the Karl Popper doctoral school on networked autonomous aerial vehicles with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and T-Mobile being external collaboration partners.

To strengthen our team further, we are searching for a researcher (PhD student or junior PostDoc) who will perform the following tasks:
Experimental, hands-on research in wireless communications over LTE-A and 5G for aerial robots
Dedicated participation in a third party funded research project
Independent research with the aim to submit a dissertation
Student mentoring

The expected starting date is as soon as possible. The University of Klagenfurt is a young and vibrant campus university hosting 10,000 students. It is located in the southern part of Austria, a region with outstanding quality of life at the intersection of Alpine and Mediterranean culture. Offices and laboratories are located in the well-equipped Lakeside Science & Technology Park. Our team is very international with English being the working language. For further information see

University degree (Master or Dipl.-lng.) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, communications engineering, or technical informatics graded with “good” or better.
Fluent in written and spoken English
Profound programming skills

We expect:
Social and communicative competences
First relevant scientific publications (beyond the master thesis)
Relevant international experience

The contract will be based on a minimum annual gross salary of 39.702 Euros (40 hours weekly) or 29.776 Euros (30 hours weekly) according to Uni-KV: B1. It might be increased depending on previous experience. The contract is initially for 1.5 years and intended to be commenced as soon as possible.
The university strives at raising the number of female sci

6.12. PostDoc: Texas A&M University, USA
Contributed by: Alfredo Garcia,

Postdoctoral Position on Iterative Mechanism Design and Distributed Optimization

Position Description: A postdoctoral research assistantship is available at Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. The candidate is expected to work on several research topics related to distributed optimization and iterative mechanism design. The work is currently supported by NSF and AFOSR.

Qualifications: We are seeking candidates that have a record of scholarship optimization, game theory and network science who have the potential to publish in premier journals. Candidates may come from different backgrounds, such as operation research, electrical engineering, economics, computer science or a related field.

Application: The position is available immediately and offered for one-year terms, subject to renewal based on performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Applications should include a cover letter and (a) full curriculum vitae, (b) a brief statement of research interests, (c) evidence of excellence in research, (d) the names and contact info of three references, and (e) two representative papers related.

Please send all materials to: Alfredo Garcia at Please use as subject of your email "Application for the post-doc position"

6.13. PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Simone Baldi,

Post-doc position at the Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, TU Delft

The Departments of Maritime and Transport Technology and Delft Center for Systems and Control of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, are seeking qualified candidates for a one-year position as a post-doctoral fellow within the research area of autonomous operation of construction crane vessels

The challenge:
Highly automated vessels are needed for offshore transportation and construction to improve the safety and operational efficiency of the construction work. Adaptive control systems for construction vessels that can handle changing conditions during offshore installation works could help with achieving autonomous operation of construction vessels. To achieve this goal, we need to develop an integrated simulation model that can reliably capture the dynamics of the vessel-crane system under different environmental conditions and loads, and supplement it with the design of adaptive controllers for synchronized operation of cranes and propulsion system. Four main systems should be integrated: vessel dynamics, hydraulic crane, propulsion system, and adaptive control system. The parameters of both the vessel and the crane should be made adaptable to different construction stages and environmental conditions (including higher sea states). The adaptive control system should be designed to handle the changes during off-shore construction operations and improve the safety and operational efficiency in the presence of uncertainties within the system.

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in Systems and Control, Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering or a closely related discipline, with a strong background in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics and/or in guidance, navigation and control of vessels. An excellent publication record will be evaluated very positively. A good command of the English language is required.

Conditions of employment:
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free highspeed Internet access from home, and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the ’IKA’). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), and are depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected.

Information and application:
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Milinko Godjevac (m.godjevac –at- and Dr. Simone Baldi (s.baldi –at- Applicants should submit their letter of application along with a detailed curriculum vitae, a research statement indicating your background and interests and how they align with the position (around one page long), a list of publications, title and abstract of your PhD dissertation, the PDF files of two key publications, contact information for at least two academic references and all other information that might be relevant to your application to Dr. Milinko Godjevac and Dr. Simone Baldi. A first selection will be made based on the submitted material, and selected candidates will undergo a Skype interview.

The initial application deadline for the position is April 1, 2018, but the position will stay open until a suitable candidate has been appointed.

6.14. PostDoc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Contributed by: Giulia Giordano,

Postdoctoral position: Complex Dynamical Networks

Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PostDoc position: Game theory and Optimization for Automated Driving.
Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

We are looking for a talented postdoctoral research fellow with a Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, or Operations Research, or related field, with background and interest in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimization, Game Theory, and with good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required). Expertise in mixed-integer optimization is appreciated.

Project description: The research fellow will conduct fundamental and algorithmic research on complex multi-agent systems with application to automated driving in highways. The key challenge is to design distributed control algorithms with mixed-integer decision variables for noncooperative, multi-agent and dynamic environments, such as semi-automated highways. With this aim, game-theoretic and optimization-based distributed control shall be developed.

Conditions of employment: The appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility for extension. As an employee of TU Delft, the research fellow will receive a competitive salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO) of about 2.5k EUR/month gross, possibly about 2.1k EUR/month after taxes, plus holiday allowance (8% of gross annual income) and end-of-year allowance (8.3% of gross annual income), secondary benefits, discounts for health insurance and sport membership. Assistance with accommodation can be arranged.

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

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

The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found. The starting date is flexible.

6.16. PostDoc: University of Pennsylvania, USA
Contributed by: James Weimer,

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Assured Autonomy
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

The PRECISE center at University of Pennsylvania is seeking applications for postdoctoral researchers to work on the project, entitled “Integrated Static and Dynamic Approaches to High-Assurance for Learning-Enabled Cyber-Physical Systems (LE-CPS),” which is funded by the DARPA Assured Autonomy Program ( The project is aimed to develop the foundations and tools for the rigorous design of high-assurance LE-CPS in a systematic way.

Researchers with an interest and experience in machine learning, adversarial learning, formal methods, hybrid and control systems, assurance cases, confident arguments, run-time verification, and tool development are encouraged to apply. We are particularly seeking candidates whose interests are in more than one of the mentioned areas. They are expected to work with the following project team members:
Rajeev Alur (,
Nicola Bezzo (,
Daniel Lee (,
Insup Lee (,
Manfred Morari (,
George Pappas (,
Oleg Sokolsky (, and
James Weimer (

Positions are offered for the initial period of one year, with an option to renew for subsequent years.
Positions will be available until qualified candidates found. A competitive salary will be offered.

Please email a complete CV including a research statement to Insup Lee (

6.17. PostDoc: University of Pennsylvania, USA
Contributed by: James Weimer,

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

The PRECISE center at University of Pennsylvania is seeking applications for postdoctoral researchers to work on model-based design, verification, and synthesis of cyber-physical systems as part of the DARPA CASE program. The project is aimed at ensuring resiliency of systems in response to evolving requirements and newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers with an interest and experience in any related areas are welcome to apply. Particular areas of expertise include:
- Verification and synthesis of hybrid systems
- Security of embedded control systems
- Model-based design for cyber-physical systems

Candidates with proven tool development skills will be preferred.

Positions are offered for the initial period of one year, with an option to renew for subsequent years. A competitive salary will be offered.

Please email a complete CV including a research statement to one of the PIs of the project: Rajeev Alur (, Insup Lee (, Rahul Mangharam (, Mayur Naik (, Oleg Sokolsky (, and James Weimer (

6.18. PostDoc: University of New Mexico, USA
Contributed by: Meeko Oishi,

Postdoctoral Associate: Planning and Control for Collaborative Autonomy

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the Hybrid Systems and Controls Laboratory ( at the University of New Mexico to work on projects funded by the NSF National Robotics Initiative (“NRI: Planning, collaborative guidance, and navigation in uncertain, dynamic environments”) and by Sandia National Laboratories (“Autonomous Sensor Tasking and Scheduling Across Multiple Platforms”). The postdoctoral associates will work with researchers in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science to develop theory and algorithms to enable collaborative autonomy in dynamic and uncertain environments. Researchers with interest and experience in optimization, hybrid systems and control, stochastic optimal control, reinforcement learning, planning, distributed systems, and human cyber-physical systems are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should provide a CV, a cover letter summarizing capabilities and interests, and contact information for three professional references. Questions can be directed to Prof. Meeko Oishi ( Please apply through Applications received by April 15, 2017 will receive full consideration, although the position will remain open until filled.

UNM is New Mexico’s flagship institution, and is located in Albuquerque, NM, USA, a metropolitan area of 650,000 that provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The surrounding area is renowned for outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, cycling, skiing, and others.

6.19. PostDoc: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Contributed by: Claudio De Persis,

Postdoctoral Fellowship Engineering Science and Technology (1.0 FTE) (218059-60)


The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, currently in or around the top 100 on several influential global ranking lists.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research and education range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to astronomy, from mathematics to systems and control theory, from neurosciences to computer science, and from molecular and evolutionary biology to marine biology. On top of its track record of research excellence, the Faculty offers a large number of bachelor's degree programmes (overseen by our Undergraduate School of Science and Engineering) and master's degree programmes (overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering). Nearly all of our bachelor's (BSc) and master's degree programmes (MSc) are fully English-taught, thus allowing students from all over the world to follow a degree programme with us.

*The FSE Fellowship programme*
Our unique FSE fellowship programme offers temporary positions for talented junior researchers who want to further develop both their research and teaching skills. You will have an appointment for four years during which you can do challenging research, have various teaching responsibilities (approximately 30% of the time), and be offered opportunities for training and career orientation. From day one, you will have a personal Work and Development Plan (WDP) that describes the specific research, teaching and training activities that you will undertake. You will receive didactic training in your first year and have the opportunity to obtain a University Teaching Qualification. In addition to the yearly Result and Development Interviews with your supervisors, you will have a yearly meeting with a career counsellor to discuss your career development and plans. A personal budget of a €1000 per year is dedicated for additional training and career activities. The preferred starting date of these fellows is before July 2018.

*Job description*
We offer one fellow positions in the field of Systems and Control, with a teaching task in the BSc or MSc Industrial Engineering and Management. The fellow position will be embedded in the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG). Research in Systems and Control at the University of Groningen has a long tradition and current scientific activities at the Institute of Engineering and Technology focuses on nonlinear systems, hybrid and switched control, robotics and mechatronics, cyber-physical systems, energy networks, with applications ranging from power networks to traffic systems, data centres, smart manufacturing and adaptive optics.

You have
- a PhD, obtained no longer than 3 years ago, preferably from another university than the University of Groningen
- a promising research record
- affinity with teaching; individuals with actual teaching experience will be favoured
an excellent command of English.

*Conditions of employment*
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience of € 3,111 gross per month up to a maximum of € 4,084 (salary scale 10 Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time position. The UFO-profile Researcher/Lecturer applies. You will have an initial appointment of one year that will be extended by 3 years if you perform satisfactorily. The fellowship will not be extended after the four years period.
In addition to the primary salary the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.
The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

You may apply for this position until 23 March 23.59h Dutch local time by means of the application form available at

If the page is not available, please submit your application to the email address
with subject "Postdoctoral Fellowship Engineering Science and Technology".

Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application including:
- a letter of motivation
- a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
- a short description (max 1 A4) of your teaching interests (extra attachment 1)
- a short description (max 1 A4) of your scientific field of interest (extra attachment 2).

Selection interviews will take place in the second half of March 2018.
The preferred starting date is before July 2018.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
Prof. Claudio De Persis,
Prof. Jacquelien Scherpen,
(please do not use for applications)
Additional information

6.20. PostDoc: University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Contributed by: Reza Moheimani,

Three postdoctoral research associate positions are available for joining an established interdisciplinary research group based in the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Funded by Department of Energy, the researchers will work at the intersection of nanotechnology, control engineering, MEMS design, and high-precision mechatronics. The goal of this three-year project is to develop a novel platform technology for high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a host of theoretical and experimental projects, supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers, write reports and manuscripts, attend international conferences, prepare proposals and work closely with collaborating groups based in Zyevx Labs and NIST.

The applicants should have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, in addition to the following experiences.

Control and high-precision mechatronics: The candidate should have a strong analytical background, be familiar with advanced control design methods and have demonstrated experience with real-time control implementation for laboratory or full scale mechatronic systems.

MEMS: The candidate should have experience with MEMS design, characterization and microfabrication in a cleanroom environment and be able to design interface electronic circuits for MEMS transducers.

Nanotechnology: The candidate should be familiar with scanning probe microscopy methods and have demonstrated and substantial experience with instrumentation design for SPMs. Experience with high-speed AFM will be highly regarded. Regular users of scanning probe microscopes will not be considered.

The positions are available from May 1, 2018 and include a competitive salary and fringe benefits package. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Reza Moheimani at with the following information:

- A detailed CV including a list of publications
- A statement of research interests and background (one page only)
- Names and contact details of three references

6.21. PostDoc/Visiting Researcher: Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Contributed by: Ye Yuan,

Prof. Ye Yuan ( is looking for a number of postdocs and visiting researchers starting as soon as possible at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China.

The research project is broadly on the development of deep learning, system identification and control theory and its application to cyber-physical systems.

1. For Postdoc, we offer
• A competitive salary (USD 35,000 – 50,000 per year);
• Experimental platforms to test ideas (Vicon + Crazyflies, GPU cluster, UR3/5 robot + Kinect, HIL power simulator)
• Full contract for 2 years with the possibility of renewal up to 5 years contingent on performance;
• Possibilities to stay at HUST as a lecturer or an associate professor afterwards.
2. For visiting professors, we offer
• A highly competitive salary depending on the qualification (up to USD 9,000 per month);
• Travel cost and local housing.
3. Your Profile
• A Ph.D. degree in Control Theory, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or a closely related field;
• An excellent background in one of the following areas: system identification, control theory, machine learning, neuroscience, robotics.
• Tenured professors in world-leading institutes (for visiting professors).

Interested candidates should send their CV (with names of at least two references) and a cover letter (for postdoc candidates) describing their specific interest and how their background fits the qualifications to Prof. Ye Yuan <>. We will invite qualified candidates for interview; apologies for not being able to answer your inquiry emails about the application.

6.22. Faculty: University College Dublin, Ireland
Contributed by: Robert Shorten,

University College Dublin’s School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering has a long and distinguished record of excellence in education and research. The School has an international track record of research achievement across major fields within the discipline, including physical layer communications and integrated circuits, electrical power systems, optimisation and control, and biomedical engineering ( The School is committed to the highest standards of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, learning and student development within a research-informed environment.

Applications are invited for faculty positions in the following areas:

1. Integrated Circuit Design (with expertise in one or more of the following: monolithic Radio Frequency (RF), Analogue, and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design); and

2. Cyber-Physical Systems (with expertise in one or more of the following: Optimisation, Control, Decision Science, Stochastic Processes, Machine Learning).

Candidates should have outstanding records of research accomplishment in fundamental scientific areas underpinning Electronic Engineering, be qualified to deliver high quality research-informed teaching to doctoral level, and be capable of contributing to Bachelors and Masters degree programmes in Electronic Engineering.

Appointees will be located within the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and will be expected to develop into leading figures within Ireland’s Engineering community, building up and sustaining internationally important research teams, and interacting with industrial partners and other disciplinary areas within and outside the university.

Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €52,325–€82,267 per annum.

Closing date: 16 April 2018

Full details can be found at (Job Refs 010026, 010027).

University College Dublin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

6.23. Faculty: University of Oxford, UK
Contributed by: Kostas Margellos,

Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Robotics), Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 5th of March 2018
Grade 30S: From £46,336 p.a.

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Robotics) from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible after. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College under arrangements described in the Job Description.

The combined University and College salary will be on a scale currently from £46,336 p.a. plus additional benefits including free accommodation in housing provided by the college or a housing allowance of £10,237 p.a. and a fellows allowance of up to £1,700 p.a. (see Job Description for full details). The post of Associate Professor can be an entry level permanent academic position, and can also be held by more senior academic staff, some of whom hold the title of Full Professor for which an allowance of £2,700 p.a. is payable. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

This appointment will add further strength to the Department’s internationally-renowned research in robotics, which has been located in the Mobile Robotics Group for the past decade. This post is part of the expansion of the Mobile Robotics Group into the Oxford Robotics Institute, which involves the creation of new academic posts and a move into expanded accommodation in Central Oxford. The Associate Professor will build a research group developing algorithms and systems for machine perception (laser, vision, radar), planning, reconstruction, and platform control.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in original research in the field of robotics, to secure research funding and to assist in the teaching of their subject at both undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate teaching may include lectures and practical classes, and the supervision of undergraduate design and project work.

She or he will have a strong background applicable to research in robotics, including a doctorate in the subject or a cognate discipline, a proven research record of high quality at international level, significant future research potential, and the ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching.

The job ref is: DF18BNC/132521. Please quote this in all correspondence.

Queries about the post that are not answered in the further particulars should be addressed to Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, Head of Department of Engineering Science, email: or tel: 01865 273003.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 5 March 2018. It is expected that the interviews of the shortlisted candidates will take place on Friday 20 April 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact: Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci (01865 273003)

More information can be found at:

6.24. Faculty: Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Contributed by: Qiu Xiang,

Zhejiang Control Science and Engineering First-Class (Class A) Discipline Recruitment Announcement

Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), sitting by the beautiful West Lake, Hangzhou, is a Zhejiang Province and the Ministry of Education co-supported, provincially governed key university, who owns one of the only 14 Collaborative Creation Centers in the first initiative of the state “2011 Program”. ZJUT has its beautiful campus covering more than 3000 mu, which accommodates 24 Colleges, more than 37,000 full-time students and more than 3,300 staffs. ZJUT is proudly to have 2 self-owned and 2 sharing Fellows of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as more than 1400 faculties with senior professional titles. ZJUT has State Key Disciplines, State Engineering Research Centers, State University Science Parks, Centers for Postdocs, as well as the power of awarding Doctors, Masters, MBAs and recruiting foreign students and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

The Control Science and Engineering Discipline within the College of Information Engineering was one of the Priority-among-Priorities Disciplines (selected by Zhejiang Provincial Government in 2009), and is now one of the Zhejiang First-Class (Class A) Disciplines in the first initiative of the Program in 2015. The Discipline now has the Doctoral Program at the first-level discipline, the Center for Postdocs, and the Zhejiang Collaborated Key Laboratory of Embedded Systems. The College of Information Engineering where the Discipline is in has 5 undergraduate programs: Automation, Electrical Engineering and Its Automation, Electronic Information Engineering, Communication Engineering, and Electronic Science and Technology. The Discipline is now recruiting faculties in the following areas at the levels of State and Zhejiang Provincial “1000 Plan” high-level talents, Zhejiang “Qianjiang Scholars”, ZJUT “Yunhe Specially-Appointed Professors”, “ZJUT Professors”, outstanding PhDs and postdocs, etc.

(1) Control Science and Engineering, including advanced control theory, robotics, machine vision, pattern recognition, industrial networked control systems, MES, etc.
(2) Electrical Engineering, including electric drive, power electronics, new energy, etc.
(3) Mechatronic Engineering, including high-precision servo control of mechatronic devices, the modelling and dynamic analysis of robots, etc.
(4) Computer Science and Technology, including smart city, smart healthcare, big data, cloud computing, IoT, industrial control software, etc.

A. Selection criteria
High-level talents (Changjiang Scholars, 1000 Plan Scholars, Qianjiang Scholars, etc.) You have major achievements and influence in your research area that have already been recognized by national and international researchers, or have great potentials of future development; You also meet the criteria of corresponding talents programs.
ZJUT Professors /Associate Professors You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institutes with at least one year of oversea research experience in a well-known foreign institute; You have research achievements recognized by national and international researchers; Your application also passes the review process at the university level (ZJUT).
Outstanding PhDs/Postdocs You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institute; You have high-quality research outputs and the professional skills required by a university lecturer, and great potentials of your future career.

B. Salary and welfare
(1) National-Level Top Tier Talents:Fellows of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering, “Special Support Program” Distinguished Talents, Principal Investigators of NSFC Innovative Research Team, or other talents at the equivalent level. Treatment:Negotiation on the case by case basis.

(2) National-Level Top Tier Talents:National “1000 Plan” Scholars (long-term), Changqiang Scholars, NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars, “Special Support Program” Outstanding Talents, winners (rank first) of three major national science awards, or other talents at the equivalent level. Salary (CNY):≥700K /Year; Housing Benefit(CNY):3M-5M; Startup Funds(CNY):Case by case.

(3) National-Level Young Talents:“Special Support Program” Outstanding Young Talents, “1000 Plan” Young Scholars, “Changjiang Young Scholars, NSFC Outstanding Young Scholars, 973 Program Young Scholars, “Millions of Talents Program” Scholars, or other talents at the equivalent level. Salary (CNY):≥450K /Year; Housing Benefit(CNY):1.5M-2.5M; Startup Funds(CNY):1M-3M.

(4) Provincial-and-Ministry-Level Talents,Yunhe Specially-Appointed Professors:CAS “100 Plan” Scholars, Zhejiang ”Qianjiang Scholars”, Zhejiang “1000 Plan” (long-term) Scholars, or other talents who have made significant academic contributions with great potentials of development and who are awarded “Yunhe Specially-Appointed Professors” after the review of ZJUT. Salary (CNY):≥350K /Year; Housing Benefit(CNY):1.5M; Startup Funds(CNY):0.5M-1M.

(5) ZJUT Professors,ZJUT Associated Professors:You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institutes with at least one year of oversea research experience in a well-known foreign institute; You have research achievements recognized by national and international colleges; Your application also passes the review process at the university level. Salary (CNY):Salaries at the appropriate levels; Housing Benefit(CNY):0.4M-0.5M; Startup Funds(CNY):0.1M-0.2M.

(6) Outstanding PhDs/Postdoctors:You have a PhD degree obtained from a recognized university or research institute; You have high-quality research outputs and the professional skills required by a university lecturer, and great potentials of your future career. Salary (CNY):Salaries at the appropriate levels; Housing Benefit(CNY):0.3M.

(7) Postdocs (leading to a faculty):Besides the basic salary and welfare, 50K/Year subsidy is provided for the first two years, with the possibility of continuing this subsidy plus a one-off 200K housing benefit if you are accepted to ZJUT public institution business unit.

C. Required documents

(1) One self-recommendation letter covering your study and professional records, your teaching and research statements, your achievements, your work plan as well as your possible requirements from us.
(2) A list of your research funds, awards, and publications in the recent five years.

D. Contact us

Dr. Qiu,
Email :
Mobile: +86-13867469319
Address: Xiaoheshan College Park, College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, 310023

Zhejiang Control Science and Engineering First-Class (Class A) Discipline
Feb 7, 2018

6.25. Faculty: OVGU Magdeburg, Germany
Contributed by: Rolf Findeisen,

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the OVGU Magdeburg, Germany, invites applications for a W1 Professorship with Tenure Track (W2, Associated chaired professor equivalent) "Autonomous Automation Systems".

Responsibilities: The professorship should strengthen interdisciplinary research in the field of digitalization at the Department and the University. The responsibilities are research and teaching in the field of automation and control of autonomous systems. We are looking for a candidate with internationally recognized reputation in at least two of the following fields:
-Autonomous automation systems
-Automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence
-Automation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE)
-Automation and Control of Cyber Physical Systems
-Cooperative automation and control
-Automation exploiting Big Data
Possible fields of application are process automation, Industry 4.0/Smart Factories, energy systems and energy networks, robotics, biotechnology, medical engineering and future transportation systems.

We offer an excellent, interdisciplinary research environment, characterized by a close interaction between the engineering disciplines, mathematics and computer science. Active involvement of the professorship in the state Centre of excellence Dynamic Systems (CDS;, and the focal research activities of the university and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology are desired. The candidate should be willing to contribute to the teaching in the Bachelor and Master study directions of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in general and especially towards the study directions systems engineering and engineering cybernetics, medical engineering, and mechatronics.

Qualifications: The job announcement is part of the national and regional program for the support of scientists on an early career level. It is aimed at junior researchers who have a strong potential for a successful career in the sciences. Formal prerequisites for the appointment are set out especially in § 40 of the Higher Education Act for the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt (Hochschulgesetz Sachsen-Anhalt).

Offer: The professorship will be for an initial period of three years. Remuneration is in accordance with W remuneration (remuneration group W1, Remuneration Act Saxony-Anhalt (Besoldungsgesetz Sachsen-Anhalt). The appointment will be extended for a further three years following a positive interim evaluation. Following a positive final evaluation, the position will be converted to a permanent W2 professorship after six years.

Professors with Tenure Track will be given appropriate resources at the OVGU and take part in
performance-related allocation of resources. We understand the Tenure Track Professorship as a career step to-wards taking over a lifetime professorship. Along this path, we hope to support you with indi-vidually tailored development opportunities. We are also happy to help looking for childcare options and with offers for dual career couples.
Application: The OVGU aims to increase the proportion of women scientists within the university and specifically encourages women to apply. Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability.
The application along with curriculum vitae including a description of academic positions, a list of publications and teaching experience, copies of certificates should be sent no later than March 29, 2018 to:
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg,
Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Vick,
Dekan der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Postfach 4120, D-39106 Magdeburg

For further information please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Findeisen (, phone: +49 391 67 58708).

6.26. Faculty: University of Tehran, Iran
Contributed by: Hamed Kebriaei,

The University of Tehran offers up to three tenure track assistant professor position in the field of Control in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

University of Tehran (UT) is the first modern and highest rank university in Iran. School of ECE, with more than 2000 students, 84 faculty members, 80 research Laboratories is the largest school in University of Tehran. ECE-UT holds the “Control and Intelligent Processing Center of Excellence” of the country and the Control department of ECE attracts the highest ranked students of the country in the field.

For more information about the control department of ECE you can visit:
The applicants must hold a PhD degree from renowned international universities and have a solid background in Control Systems with a strong academic records and proved world class capabilities in research.

The areas of interest are included: Hybrid/Switched Control Systems, Learning Control Systems, Data Driven Control Systems, Control of Network Systems and Automation Control Systems. The application areas are included but not limited to: Systems Biology, Energy, Cyber Physical Systems, and Complex Networks.

As assistant professor your role will be to:
-Perform fundamental and applied research at the forefront of the systems and control domain;
-Publish in renowned scientific journals and conferences;
-Set up and teach inspiring courses and lab projects in the BSc, MSc and PhD programs at ECE-CS;
-Supervise PhD and MSc students as well as BSc student projects;
-Maintain and expand an effective network of cooperation partners in academia, institutes and industry
-Contribute to acquiring funding for research projects from (inter)national research funding agencies.

What is required in an application pack?
•Cover letter stating your interest in the faculty position in Control department
•A full academic CV,
•Your statement of purpose,
•Details of three references.

Interested candidates should send their application pack for consideration to Dr. Hamed Kebriaei:

6.27. Curriculum Development Director: Vin University, Vietnam
Contributed by: Nicole Rossi,

Curriculum Development Director of Engineering and Technology Program
Vin University, Hanoi, Vietnam

About Vin University:
Vin University is a new, private, non-profit university established by Vingroup, with the mission to be the first world-class, internationally accredited and ranked university in Vietnam. Vin University has two overarching goals: excellence in teaching, and producing research that contributes to the key economic sectors of Vietnam.
The formation of Vin University has resulted from the collaboration of Vingroup with Cornell University. Cornell, an Ivy League institution based in Ithaca, NY, is involved in every aspect of development from infrastructure and campus reviews, to curriculum development and faculty hiring. Cornell's SC Johnson College of Business is providing extensive academic advisement in a variety of areas, drawing from a wealth of faculty expertise at multiple colleges and units at Cornell. Vin University aims to meet the QS 5-star rating standards and include the following schools: a School of Business, Hospitality, and Real Estate; a School of Engineering and Technology; a School of General Education; a School of Public Health and Health Services; a School of Nursing; and a School of Medicine. The University will be an English Medium Instruction (EMI) institution and plans to open for the inaugural class of students in Fall 2020.

The Opportunity:
Vin University seeks a dynamic and collaborative individual who has an established record of engagement and accomplishments in curriculum development at the university level to be the Curriculum Development Director (CDD) of the Engineering and Technology Program.

The Curriculum Development Director will play a key role in developing a curriculum for the Engineering and Technology Program and building a framework for academic practice and curriculum delivery. The CDD will also play a strategic role in promoting best practices in teaching, learning and assessment; the development of academic staff; and study skills support for students.
This position will collaborate with Program Directors from Cornell University, report directly to the Vin University Project Director, and take on special projects as requested by the Project Director.
This position represents a rare opportunity to be part of building a world-class higher education program in Vietnam from the ground up. It will be a full-time, 1-3 year (negotiable) assignment, with potential following opportunities for Dean, Program

Required Qualifications:
- Ph.D. degree in relevant fields, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or other core engineering discipline.
- Requisite specialty expertise and documented educational experience: at least three years of participation as an active faculty member in a relevant university program.
- Strong record of accomplishment in higher education curriculum development and implementation with international standard and accreditation (preferably with the U.S. accreditation standards).
- English proficiency in reading, speaking, writing, and teaching.

- Expertise in areas such as automotive engineering, control systems, automation such as mechatronics/robotics, or systems engineering is a plus.
- Experience in accreditation.
- Experience in hiring university faculty and in coaching/mentoring university faculty.
- Experience of working in multidisciplinary and collaborative educational teams.
- Strong knowledge/experiences in educational technology/T&L pedagogy.

How to Apply:
To apply, please send to (1) your resume and (2) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and relevant qualifications. Please include Position Title on the Email Subject. Applications submitted before March 15th, 2018 will receive immediate consideration.
- Application deadline: Open until filled.
- Position start date: Available Immediately.

6.28. Research Scientist: Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Contributed by: Mathias Bürger,

Research Scientist Positions at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence

The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence is looking for outstanding researchers to support our growing team.

At the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, you will have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams and to bring the latest AI technology to real-world problems. You will have access to advanced AI systems and large-scale data sets across various domains.

We have several scientist positions open. The positions are related to reinforcement learning, control, planning as well as to machine learning in general. You will have the opportunity to shape a research strategy and to develop algorithms for multiple exciting application domains, including mobile robotics and industrial technology.

To find out more, visit our website and have a closer look at the following positions.

Research Scientist Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Systems & Robotics

Research Scientist for Decision Making, Learning and Control for Robotic Sensor Networks

Research Scientist for Reinforcement Learning

Contact: Mathias Bürger (

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