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Control of large-scale distributed and cooperating systems:

Recent achievements within the Network of Excellence HYCON2

Organizer: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, CNRS-INS2I-L2S & EECI

This full day Workshop is dedicated to recent achievements within the Network of Excellence HYCON2 on large-scale distributed and cooperating control systems. The main goal is to demonstrate the potential and the role of control science and technologies for facing crucial societal challenges. 


8:50  –  9:00


Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue

9:00  –  9:40

Traffic control show case

Antonella Ferrara and Carlos Canudas-de-Wit

9:40  – 10:00

Distributed coordination of autonomous vehicles in industrial environments

Lucia Pallottino and Antonio Bicchi

10:00 – 10:20

A new solution method for the distributed multi-agent assignment problem,

Chathuranga Weeraddana, Elisabetta Alfonsetti and Carlo Fischione



10:40 – 11:20

Tutorial on stability and power sharing in microgrids

Johannes Schiffer, Romeo Ortega, Jorg Raisch and Tevfik Sezi

11:20 – 11:40

Energy management based on urban micro-grid multi-source network,

Alexandre de Bernardinis and Gérard Cocquery

11:40 – 12:00

A distributed feedback control strategy for optimal reactive power flow in smart grids,

Saverio Bolognani, Ruggero Carli, Guido Cavraro, and Sandro Zampieri

12:00 – 12:20

Distributed local estimation in interconnected systems with applications to localization and smart grid state estimation,

Luca Schenato and Ruggero Carli



13:30 – 14:00

Tutorial modeling, analysis and design over wireless networking protocols for control tasks,

Maria Domenica Di Benedetto and  Alessandro D'Innocenzo

14:00 – 14:20

Control over finite capacity channels: the role of data losses, delays and signal-to-noise limitations,

Alessandro Chiuso, Nicola Laurenti, Luca Schenato and Andrea Zanella 

14:20 – 14:40

Rollout event-triggered control: beyond periodic performance, 

Duarte Antunes and Maurice Heemels

14:40 – 15:00

Soft real–time scheduling for embedded control systems,

Luigi Palopoli and Daniele Fontanelli

15:00 – 15:40

Sugar process management show case,

C. de Prada, L. Simora, R. Hernandez, S. Engell, R. Mazaeda, S. Podar, A. Rodriguez, F. Acebes



16:00 – 16:30

Integrating synthesis, verification, co-simulation, visualization and code generation for supervisory control of complex industrial systems,

Bert van Beek

16:30 – 16:50

Data reconciliation and real-time optimization of the hydrogen network in a refinery,

Cesar de Prada, E. Gomez, Daniel Sarabia and Gloria Gutierrez

16:50 – 17:10

Steam network management,

Stefan Krämer

17:10 – 17:40

H2T: HYCON2 Integrated Matlab Toolbox,

Alberto Guiggiani, Carlo A. Pascucci and Alberto Bemporad

17:40 – 18:20

Tutorial on modeling and analysis of population systems with applications to molecular biology,

John Lygeros, Giancarlo Ferrari-Trecate and Eugenio Cinquemani

18:20 – 18:50

Future challenges: From distributed and coordinated control to the management of cyber-physical systems of systems,

Sebastian Engell

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