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4 new published Open Invited Tracks

History of Control in Aerospace; Control for Computing Systems; Industrial Performance Measurement and Management; System Identification for Manufacturing Control Applications

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Title: History of Automatic Control in Aerospace engineering
Track proposed by:  Daniel Alazard, Alexander Nebylov
Abstract:  Toulouse, the Aerospace European city, will welcome the next IFAC World Congress 2017. This event will also celebrate the 60'th birthday of IFAC. 60 years ago (1957), the first artificial satellite of the earth, Sputnik, was launched. 100 year ago (1917), the first flight of an aircraft equipped with a gyro-based autopilot was certainly one of the first success of Automatic Control in Aeronautical engineering. Indisputably, IFAC WC 2017 is the good event to collect international contributions in an historical open invited track dedicated to the challenges won in Aerospace engineering, thanks to Automatic control. The scope of this open invited track is to capitalize and exchange the feedback gained from the past major developments and major programs dedicated to control systems in the field of Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering. Contributions can focus on the evolution of methods and algorithms for GNC (Guidance, Navigation and Control), FDIR (Fault Detection Identification and Reconfiguration), FMS (Flight Management Systems), ... as well as instrumentation, actuators, on-board computer for aerospace vehicles (aircraft, rotorcraft, launchers, satellites, constellations,...). The contributions aiming to propose the new challenges for the next decades based on the experience gained from the past will be also very well appreciated.
Code for submitting contributions: um863
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Title: Control for Computing Systems
Track proposed by:  Eric Rutten, Karl-Erik Arzen
Abstract:  Computing systems, large (data centers in the Cloud) or small (embedded architectures), have a growing need to be dynamically flexible and reconfigurable w.r.t. their environments and workloads, and to be automated with control loops in order to be efficient, safe and responsive. Whereas computing for control is well-established domain, the converse : control for computing systems, is a novel approach, explored only in the recent years. The aim of this open invited track is to propose a multi-disciplinary gathering around computing systems as a new application area for Control Theory, with challenges in modeling of these unfamiliar systems, and identification of the relevant control techniques for problems where automation has not been introduced yet.
Code for submitting contributions: geht5
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Title:  Industrial Performance Measurement and Management
Track proposed by:  François Vernadat, Lamia Berrah
Abstract:  Performance measurement, performance assessment and control and performance visualisation remain essential tools for efficient, effective and economic management of industrial systems. This also concerns any kind of supply chains. The aim of this track is to bring together leading experts on performance measurement and management for industrial systems to exchange ideas by making state-of-the-art analyses of their respective fields and presenting latest advances and results in their specific research domains.
Code for submitting contributions: wb2k1
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Title:  System identification for manufacturing control applications
Track proposed by:  Vladimir Lototsky, Natalia Bakhtadze, Kirill Chernyshov, Elena Jharko
Abstract:  The SIMCA Open Invited Track is aimed to bring together scientists working in all branches of control theory to discuss, in the light of manufacturing control problems, issues relating to development of the theory and methodology of identification, corresponding mathematical problems, parameter and non-parametric identification, structure identification and expert analysis, problems of selection and data analysis, control systems with an identifier, identification in intelligent systems, simulation procedures and software for identification and modeling, cognitive issues of identification, verification and problems of software quality for complex systems, global network resources of support processes of identification, modeling, and control.
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Code for submitting contributions: 4x18n
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