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The 3rd WIDE PhD School on Networked Control Systems took place on July 7-9, 2009 in Siena, Italy. The school was organized within the activities of the European Project WIDE: Decentralized and Wireless Control of Large-Scale Systems ( The program included three days of lectures, seven hours of 45min each day, covering several aspects of networked control systems: fundamental issues, distributed estimation and consensus, cooperative control, distributed optimization, decentralized and hybrid model predictive control, simulation, stability, feedback over limited capacity channels, event-triggered and self-triggered control. Leading researchers in these domains have been invited to lecture on these topics.

The idea of the school was to initiate young graduate students into networked control systems, therefore the lectures will  be very didactic, introducing the attendant from the main basic concepts to the state of the art in the field. The presentations will be in a lecture style, providing explanations, insights and overviews.

The school was co-organized by WIDE (7th Framework program), and by the Technical Committee on Hybrid Systems of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

The 1st HYCON PhD School on Hybrid Systems and the 2nd HYCON PhD School on Hybrid Systems were held in 2005 and 2007, respectively, in Siena. On these schools we gathered the top researchers in the field on hybrid systems, who educated over 200 PhD students from all over the world on a broad range of topics.


7th framework program