Final WIDE Workshop on "Networked Control Systems", IFAC 2011    

Alberto Bemporad, Maurice Heemels, Mikael Johansson Saturday August 27, 2011.

Networked control systems (NCSs) have received considerable attention in recent years. The interest for NCSs is motivated by many benefits they offer such as the ease of maintenance and installation, the large flexibility and the low cost. In addition, wireless communication offers further advantages as expensive, vulnerable, and potentially heavy cables can be removed, which is appealing for many control applications, especially those with moving parts. However, before all the advantages of wired and wireless networked control systems can be harvested, many issues need to be resolved. Next to improvements in the communication infrastructure itself, there is a need for control algorithms and effective communication protocols that jointly can deal with communication imperfections such as delays and packet loss, and constraints prohibiting all data being communicated simultaneously. This tutorial workshop aims at providing a comprehensive and compact overview of various successful research lines within NCS thereby covering all steps in a control design process. Topics included in this workshop range from modeling of (wireless) communication networks to stability and performance analysis using diverse theoretical frameworks, and from estimation and controller design problems to numerical tools supporting the design flow. During the tutorial several potential application domains in high‐tech and large‐scale systems will be highlighted, including the control of water distribution networks.

The following lectures will be given within the tutorial workshop:

For details:

Workshop and tutorials' schedule:
10.30-11.00 coffee break
15.30-16.00 coffee break

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