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Journal Cover Control Systems
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  • [Front cover]
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • End-of-Year Summary [From the Editor]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: Presents the editor's review and summation of key events for IEEE Control Systems in 2017.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Control Algorithms for Scientific Detectors [About This Issue]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 5 - 7
      Abstract: This issue of IEEE Control System Magazine (CSM) has two feature articles. The first presents control strategies for improving the performance of an advanced scientific detector, and the second provides a tutorial on submodularity, an important system property in the design of many control systems. The two articles and the rest of the issue contents are briefly summarized.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Do We Have Common Philosophical Presuppositions' [President's Message]
    • Authors: Edwin K.P. Chong;
      Pages: 8 - 9
      Abstract: Presents the President�s message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • [25 Years Ago]
    • Pages: 10 - 11
      Abstract: The management of diabetes can be viewed as a control problem. Here it is shown that a wide spectrum of approaches have relevance to this control problem, including closed loop and open loop approaches, short-term feedforward control, feedback control on a daily basis, and approaches to long-term diabetes management. In particular. it is shown that there are roles for both qualitative and quantitative model-based control system approaches as aids to the delivery of effective treatment.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • [IEEE Control Systems Magazine Board]
    • Pages: 10 - 10
      Abstract: Provides a listing of current committee members and society officers.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • [Feedback]
    • Pages: 12 - 12
      Abstract: Presents letters to the editor for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • New Magazine Technical Associate Editors [Publication Activities]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 13 - 13
      Abstract: Lists the new technical associate editors for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Technical Committee on Discrete-Event Systems [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Hai Lin;
      Pages: 14 - 15
      Abstract: The IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee (TC) on Discrete-Event Systems (DESTC) was established on June 1, 1999 and subsumes the activities of the Working Group on DESs. The TC's focus is to promote communication between DES researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners. The TC website is http://discrete-event-systems.ieeecss.org/. DESTC currently has approximately 240 members, and TC meetings are usually held during the American Control Conference (ACC) and/or the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC); in 2016, meetings were held during both conferences. A mailing list of all committee members was created, and a monthly e-newsletter is sent with updates on recent research progress and opportunities in the field. This column summarizes the 2016 activities of the DESTC.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Technical Committee on Control Education [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Sebastian Dormido;
      Pages: 15 - 29
      Abstract: activities of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Control Education (TC-CE) are focused on 1) promoting control with its cross-boundary nature as a field that spans science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); 2) providing students at all levels, including precollege, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate, with the opportunity to explore the world of control engineering; 3) organizing workshops and special sessions on education that unite members from academia and industry to facilitate learning experiences and attract students to control engineering; 4) communicating to the public at large about the control field; and 5) engaging all TCs in control education issues and activities. TC-CE currently has 30 members. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan chaired the TC from January 2012 to December 2014. Ljubo Vlacic was the chair in 2015, and Sebastian Dormido held the position from January 2016 to September 2017. Anthony Rossiter is the new chair. Among the topics of interest currently pursued by the membership are university education and continuing education issues in control; methodologies for improving the theory, practice, and accessibility of control systems education; control education laboratories; experiments; computer-aided design (CAD); distance and virtual education technologies; and a general awareness among precollege students and teachers of the importance of systems and control technology and its cross-disciplinary nature. This column summarizes the 2016 activities.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Francesco Bullo [People in Control]
    • Pages: 17 - 21
      Abstract: In this issue of IEEE Control Systems Magazine, we have interviews with Francesco Bullo, the incoming president of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS); Rajesh Rajamani, the program chair of the 2017 American Control Conference (ACC); R. Scott Erwin, who received the 2016 IEEE Judith A. Resnick Space Award; Miroslav Krstic, who received the John R. Ragazzini Education Award at the 2017 ACC; and H. Harry Asada, who presented one of the semiplenaries at the 2017 ACC.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • R. (Richard) Scott Erwin [People in Control]
    • Pages: 22 - 23
      Abstract: How did your education and early career lead to your initial and continuing interest in the control field' Scott: Quite honestly, I stumbled into controls unintentionally. My initial experience with controls was as an undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where the class was on aircraft flight dynamics and controls. However, I took classes in astrodynamics there as well and pretty much fell in love with space at that point. When I arrived at Michigan for graduate school, I intended to pursue a dynamics-centric degree. But the curriculum was integrated across dynamics and controls, and I found I enjoyed control more, once I saw the space applications.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Rajesh Rajamani [People in Control]
    • Pages: 23 - 24
      Abstract: How did your education and early career lead to your initial and continuing interest in the control field' Rajesh: After a rigorous undergraduate mechanical engineering education at IIT Madras, I joined the graduate program at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. I did not have much of a background in control systems then and initially planned to study mechanical design. However, I took the initial control systems courses offered at Berkeley by Prof. Tomizuka and Prof. Auslander and was hooked. Prof. Karl Hedrick had a number of exciting research projects in his lab related to automotive systems and active control, including automated driving, active vibration reduction, and engine control. I was really able to relate to these projects and found them very exciting, so I joined his research laboratory.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Miroslav Krstic [People in Control]
    • Pages: 25 - 26
      Abstract: How did your education and early career lead to your initial and continuing interest in the control field' Miroslav: I had a remarkable educational and research experience with Petar Kokotovic, as his first Ph.D. graduate at the University of Calfornia, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Petar mentioned an open problem when I arrived in Santa Barbara, which a number of top researchers in adaptive and nonlinear control had tried and given up on. Unaware of this context, I solved the problem before the classes started. This had an irreversible confidence-building effect on me as a researcher.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • H. Harry Asada [People in Control]
    • Pages: 27 - 29
      Abstract: How did your education and early career lead to your initial and continuing interest in the control field' Harry: When I was an undergraduate student at Kyoto University, "student power" was at its peak. Like many other colleges in Japan and the United States, the campus of Kyoto University was occupied by student activists and outside organizations. Many classes and exams were canceled at that time. It turns out that spontaneous student study groups were formed. I was lucky to work closely with smart students and was mentored by a few faculty members. Among others, we read a classical, influential book by R. Courant and D. Hilbert, Methods of Mathematical Physics. That book covered almost all the mathematical fundamentals needed for understanding system dynamics and control theories as well as many other subjects in broad disciplinary areas. We also read Richard Feynman's Lectures on Physics. I remember that, page after page, Feynman provided the reader with extraordinary insights and breathtaking arguments and comments. Those books were strikingly different from the education I had there and influenced me in many ways.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Control of the Swiss Free Electron Laser: Methods for Precision Control of
           Pulsed-Mode Accelerator Beams
    • Authors: Amin Rezaeizadeh;Thomas Schilcher;Roy S. Smith;
      Pages: 30 - 51
      Abstract: Free electron laser (FEL) machines generate highpower, coherent, and tunable radiation in the X-ray range. They are used to study molecular structural and dynamic processes at the Ångstrom-femtosecond spatiotemporal scale. The Swiss Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL) facility–under development at the Paul Scherrer Institut and scheduled to begin operation in 2017– will generate intense and short pulses of X-ray light, enabling researchers to observe extremely fast processes, such as the creation of new molecules in chemical reactions or to study the detailed structure of proteins. This article introduces FEL technology from a control systems perspective and provides insight into the types of control problems that arise in pulsedmode accelerators and beams. Although developed here for the SwissFEL machine, the control approaches are expected to be transferable to other systems as well. See "Summary" for an overview of the article.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Submodularity in Input Node Selection for Networked Linear Systems:
           Efficient Algorithms for Performance and Controllability
    • Authors: Andrew Clark;Basel Alomair;Linda Bushnell;Radha Poovendran;
      Pages: 52 - 74
      Abstract: Networked systems are systems of interconnected components in which the dynamics of each component (often referred to as a node or agent) are influenced by the behavior of neighboring components. Examples of networked systems include biological networks, ranging in scale from the gene interactions within a single cell to food webs of an entire ecosystem, and critical infrastructures such as power grids, transportation systems, the Internet, and social networks. The growing importance of such systems has led to an interest in the control of networks to ensure performance, stability, robustness, and resilience [1]-[4]. Indeed, over the past several decades, a variety of control-theoretic methods has been employed to better understand and control networked systems [5]. Moreover, new subdisciplines of control theory have emerged, including networked control systems (where plants, sensors, and actuators are connected by communication networks) and control of cyberphysical systems [6]-[8].
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • L2-Gain and Passivity Techniques in Nonlinear Control, Third Edition
           [Bookshelf]
    • Authors: James Richard Forbes;
      Pages: 75 - 76
      Abstract: The analysis and control of nonlinear systems is still an important and active area of research. This book, in its third edition, has not strayed from the roots of earlier editions. The text still provides a comprehensive presentation of L2-gain and passivity theory from both the input–output and state-space viewpoints, connected through the dissipative systems framework. Additionally, this book is still a prime reference for energy shaping, nonlinear passivation via state feedback, nonlinear factorizations, and nonlinear H∞ control. However, this new edition includes various rewritten chapters as well as the addition of new material. Specifically, the chapter on dissipative systems in the second edition is now three separate chapters on dissipative systems theory, passive state-space systems, and L2-gain theory. The chapter on port-Hamiltonian systems (PHSs) in the second edition was split into two chapters on PHS theory (Chapter 6) and control of PHSs. The third edition has 11 chapters, compared to eight chapters in the second edition. A summary of each chapter is given next. The book is an excellent reference for both students and researchers. The expansion of the text in the forms of Chapters 3, 4, and 6–8 makes the material more complete and accessible. This text is sure to continue to be one of the go-to references for nonlinear control researchers and practitioners interested in both the classical and modern interpretations and applications of L2-gain and passivity methods for nonlinear systems.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Book Announcements [Bookshelf]
    • Pages: 77 - 79
      Abstract: Presents a summary of recent books of interest to control systems engineers.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • 2017 AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award [Awards]
    • Pages: 80 - 81
      Abstract: Presents the recipients of the 2017 AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'17)
           [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: Kimon P. Valavanis;
      Pages: 82 - 83
      Abstract: Presents information on the 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • The 2017 American Control Conference [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: Jing Sun;Rajesh Rajamani;
      Pages: 83 - 90
      Abstract: Presents information on the 2017 American Control Conference.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • The 29th Chinese Control and Decision Conference [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: Changyun Wen;Zhong-Ping Jia;
      Pages: 91 - 93
      Abstract: Presents information on the 29th Chinese Control and Decision Conference
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • The 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation [Conference
           Reports]
    • Authors: Simon G. Fabri;Didier Theilliol;Marvin Bugeja;Xenofon Koutsoukos;
      Pages: 94 - 95
      Abstract: Presents information on the 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Attend the 2018 American Control Conference in Milwaukee [ACC Preview]
    • Authors: Jordan M. Berg;
      Pages: 96 - 99
      Abstract: Presents information on the 2018 American Control Conference.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • [Conference Calendar]
    • Pages: 100 - 100
      Abstract: Provides a notice of upcoming conference events of interest to practitioners and researchers.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Letters
    • Pages: 101 - 101
      Abstract: The IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) publishes peer-reviewed brief articles that provide a rapid and concise account of innovative ideas regarding the theory, design, and applications of all aspects of control engineering. The L-CSS aims at ensuring rapid dissemination of the most recent results in the broad field of Systems and Control by providing its readers with the state of the art of research in the area.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • Minutes of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors Meeting
           [CSS Business]
    • Pages: 102 - 109
      Abstract: The minutes from the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Board of Governors (BoG) meeting on May 23, 2017 in Seattle, Washington, USA are presented.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
    • Pages: 110 - 110
      Abstract: Provides a listing of current committee members and society officers.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
  • [On the Lighter Side]
    • Pages: 112 - 112
      Abstract: Various puzzles, games, humorous definitions, or mathematical that should engage the interest of readers.
      PubDate: Dec. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 6 (2017)
       
 
 
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