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 (http://www.wide.dii.unisi.it/).
The program included three days of lectures, seven hours of 45min each
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
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
presentations will be in a lecture style, providing explanations,
insights and overviews.
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
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.