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IFAC 2017 Keywords

The IFAC 2017 call for papers concerns any contribution within the scope covered by the nine IFAC technical areas, which are

All associated keywords are listed in the table below, and classified according to IFAC technical committees. When submitting a contribution to IFAC 2017, authors are invited to select one area among the nine listed above, and then to choose up to three keywords among the ones listed for that area. Evaluation of the contribution will a priori be done by the technical committee associated to the first keyword. 

CC1 - Signals & Systems Keywords
TC1.1 - Modeling, Identification and Signal Processing Bayesian methods
  Channel estimation/equalisation
  Error quantification
  Particle filtering/Monte Carlo methods
  Software for system identification
  Subspace methods
  Errors in variables identification
  Fault detection and diagnosis
  Filtering and smoothing
  Mechanical and aerospace estimation
  Nonparametric methods
  Vibration and modal analysis
  Bounded error identification
  Continuous time system estimation
  Frequency domain identification
  Hybrid and distributed system identification
  Nonlinear system identification
  Recursive identification
  Closed loop identification
  Grey box modelling
  Identification for control
  Input and excitation design
  Time series modelling
TC1.2 - Adaptive and Learning Systems Gain scheduling
  Linear parametrically varying (LPV) methodologies
  Iterative modelling and control design
  Adaptation and learning in physical agents
  Adaptive control -applications
  Adaptive control of networks
  Switching control
  Adaptive system and control
  Model reference adaptive control
  Nonlinear adaptive control
  Robust adaptive control
  Iterative learning control
  Adaptive control by neural networks
TC1.3 - Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems Gain scheduling
  Discrete event modeling and simulation
  Petri nets
  Supervisory control and automata
  Queueing systems and performance model
  Max-plus algebra
  Diagnosis of discrete event and hybrid systems
  Hybrid and switched systems modeling
  Stochastic hybrid systems
  Quantized systems
  Stability and stabilization of hybrid systems
  Model predictive control of hybrid systems
  Optimal control of hybrid systems
  Event-based control
  Reachability analysis, verification and abstraction of hybrid systems
TC1.4 - Stochastic Systems Stochastic control and game theory
  Stochastic system identification
  Estimation and filtering
  Realization theory
  Synthesis of stochastic systems
  Randomized methods
  Learning theory
  Statistical data analysis
  Simulation of stochastic systems
TC1.5 - Networked Systems Cooperative systems
  Complex system management
  Control of networks
  Control over networks
  Multi-agent systems
  Coordination of multiple vehicle systems
  Networked embedded control systems
  Sensor networks
  Control under communication constraints
  Control under computation constraints
  Control and estimation with data loss
  Distributed control and estimation
  Networked robotic systems
CC2 - Design Methods Keywords
TC2.1 - Control Design Decentralized control
  Data-based control
  Supervision and testing
  Digital implementation
  Switching stability and control
  Control in neuroscience
  Control in system biology
  Controller constraints and structure
  Model validation
  Adaptive control
  Parametric optimization
  Analytic design
TC2.2 - Linear Control Systems Time-invariant systems
  Time-varying systems
  N-dimensional systems
  Infinite-dimensional systems
  Complex systems
  Fractional systems
  Positive systems
  Systems with time-delays
  Descriptor systems
  Linear systems
  Structural properties
  Linear multivariable systems
  Disturbance rejection (linear case)
  Decoupling problems
  Regulation (linear case)
  Model following control
  Output feedback control (linear case)
  Robust control (linear case)
  Observers for linear systems
  Polynomial methods
  Process control
TC2.3 - Non-Linear Control Systems Asymptotic stabilization
  Output regulation
  Disturbance rejection
  Output feedback control
  Robust control
  Control of constrained systems
  Nonlinear observers and filter design
  Constrained control
  Delay systems
  Parameter-varying systems
  Lyapunov methods
  Stability of nonlinear systems
  Stability of hybrid systems
  Control of switched systems
  Systems with saturation
  Model reduction
  Networked systems
  Sliding mode control
  Discontinuous control
  Quantized control
  Control under communication constraints (nonliearity)
  Nonlinear cooperative control
  Passivity-based control
  Distributed nonlinear control
  Control of interconnected systems
  Input-to-State Stability
  Control of bifurcation and chaos
  Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems
  Nonlinear predictive control
  Systems biology
  Power systems
  Energy systems
  Chemical engineering
  Application of nonlinear analysis and design
TC2.4 - Optimal Control Optimal control theory
  Modeling for control optimization
  Singularities in optimization
  Non-smooth and discontinuous optimal control problems
  Control problems under conflict and/or uncertainties
  Differential or dynamic games
  Stochastic optimal control problems
  Evolutionary algorithms
  Large scale optimization problems
  Static optimization problems
  Industrial applications of optimal control
  Real-time control
  Control of partial differential equations
  Generalized solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations
  Hamiltonian trajectories in optimal control
  Control design for hybrid systems
TC2.5 - Robust Control Robustness analysis
  Robust linear matrix inequalities
  Probabilistic robustness
  Distributed robust controller synthesis
  Robust controller synthesis
  Quantitative feedback theory
  Robust control applications
  Robust estimation
  Linear parameter-varying systems
  Robust time-delay systems
  Uncertainty descriptions
  Convex optimization
  Randomized algorithms
TC2.6 - Distributed parameter systems motion planning for distributed parameter systems
  port Hamiltonian distributed parameter systems
  control of hyperbolic systems and conservation laws
  backstepping control of distributed parameter systems
  fractional-order systems
  infinite-dimensional multi-agent systems and networks
  control of fluid flows and fluids-structures interactions
  model predictive control for distributed parameter systems
  control and estimation of wave equations and systems of elasticity
  well-posed distributed parameter systems
  system identification and adaptive control of distributed parameter systems
  controllability and observability of distributed parameter systems
  disturbance estimation and sliding mode control of distributed parameter systems
  stability of distributed parameter systems
  stability of delay systems
  delay compensation for linear and nonlinear systems
  thermal and process control applications of distributed parameter systems
  control of quantum and Schroedinger systems
  hysteresis modeling and control
  model reduction of distributed parameter systems
  output regulation for distributed parameter systems
  control of heat and mass transfer systems
  semigroup and operator theory
CC3 - Computers, Cognition and Communication Keywords
TC3.1 - Computers for Control Embedded computer control systems and applications
  Embedded computer architectures
  Real-time algorithms, scheduling, and programming
  Logical design, physical design, and implementation of embedded computer systems
  Programmable logic controllers
TC3.2 - Computational Intelligence in Control Knowledge-based control
  Fuzzy and neural systems relevant to control and identification
  Evolutionary algorithms in control and identification
  Reinforcement learning control
  Robust neural and fuzzy control
  Adaptive neural and fuzzy control
TC3.3 - Telematics: Control via Communication Networks Telecommunication-based automation systems
  Remote servicing
  Remote and distributed control
  Remote sensor data acquisition
  Internet of things
  Traffic control systems
  Smart energy grids
  Spacecraft servicing
CC4 - Mechatronics, Robotics and Components Keywords
TC4.1 - Components and Technologies for Control Reliable measurement and actuation
  Hardware/software co-design
  Multi sensor systems
  Remaining lifetime prediction
  Microsystems: nano- and micro-technologies
  Virtual instruments
  Intelligent controllers
  Sensor signal consolidation
  Cyber-Physical Systems
  Smart Sensors and Actuators
  Networks of sensors and actuators
TC4.2 - Mechatronic Systems Smart Structures
  Vibration control
  Hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  Design methodologies
  Application of mechatronic principles
  Mechatronic systems
  Identification and control methods
  Motion Control Systems
  Micro and Nano Mechatronic Systems
  Human Mechatronics
  Mechatronics for Mobility Systems
TC4.3 - Robotics Robotics technology
  Flying robots
  Mobile robots
  Perception and sensing
  Autonomous robotic systems
  Guidance navigation and control
  Embedded robotics
  Intelligent robotics
  Robots manipulators
  Information and sensor fusion
  Networked robotic system modeling and control
  field robotics
  robot ethology
TC4.5 - Human Machine Systems Decision making and cognitive processes
  Modeling of human performance
  Work in real and virtual environments
  Design methodology for HMS
  Task allocation-sharing and job design
  Intelligent interfaces
  Human operator support
  Multi-modal interaction
  Modeling of HMS
  Engineering methods for HMS
  Ajustable or adaptive autonomy
  Resilience of HMS
  Human centred automation
  Co-Learning and self-learning
  Shared control, cooperation and degree of automation
  Knowledge modelling and knowledge based systems
  Assitive technology and rehabilitation engineering
  Security and safety of HMS
  Dissonance engineering
CC5 - Manufacturing and Logistics Systems Keywords
TC5.1 - Manufacturing Plant Control Device integration technologies
  Production & logistics over manufacturing networking
  Manufacturing automation over networks
  Industrial communication protocols
  Dependable manufacturing systems control
  Discrete event systems in manufacturing
  Maintenance models and services
  Intelligent maintenance systems
  Assembly and disassembly
  Manufacturing plant control
  RFId and ubiquitous manufacturing
  Life-cycle control
  e-Manufacturing technologies and facilities
  Intelligent manufacturing systems
  Holonic manufacturing systems
  Flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  Bio-inspired manufacturing systems and self-organization
  Multi-agent systems applied to industrial systems
TC5.2 - Manufacturing Modeling for Management and Control Modeling of manufacturing operations
  Modeling of assembly units
  Production activity control
  Process supervision
  Quality assurance and maintenance
  Procedures for process planning
  Production planning and control
  Job and activity scheduling
  Logistics in manufacturing
TC5.3 - Enterprise Integration and Networking Collaborative networked organizations principles
  Enterprise networks design and implementation
  Enterprise integration
  Systems interoperability
  Architectures and software tools for enterprise integration and networking in manufacturing
  Protocols and information communication
  Enterprise modelling and BPM
  Model-driven systems engineering
  Enterprise model validation
  Ontology-based models interoperability
  Business process management systems
  Sensing Enterprise
  Digital enterprise
  Interoperability and sustainable enterprise
  Future Internet Enterprise Systems
  Interoperability requirements
  Enterprise Reference Models and Their Verification, Validation, and Accreditation
  Internet of Sevices and Service Science
  Enterprise Interoperability as a Science
TC5.4 - Large Scale Complex Systems Decentralized and distributed control
  Multiagent systems
  Optimization and control of large-scale network systems
  Water supply and distribution systems
  Complex logistic systems
  Intelligent decision support systems in manufacturing
  Modelling and control of hybrid and discrete event systems
  Identification and model reduction
  Intelligent system techniques and applications
  Konwledge discover (data mining)
  Hierarchical multilevel and multilayer control
  Modelling and decision making in complex systems
  Monitoring and control of spatially distributed systems
  Methodologies and tools for analysis of complexity
  Integrated monitoring, control and security for critical infrastructure systems
  Efficient strategies for large scale complex systems
  Distributed navigation and control of unmanned autonomous vehicles
CC6 - Power and Process Systems Keywords
TC6.1 - Chemical Process Control Industrial applications of process control
  Process control applications
  Applications in semiconductor manufacturing
  Applications in advanced materials manufacturing
  Batch and semi-batch process control
  Estimation and control in biological systems
  Advanced control technology
  Control of micro- and nano-systems
  Control of particulate processes
  Control and optimization of supply chains
  Real time optimization and control
  Control of distributed systems
  Model predictive and optimization-based control
  Nonlinear model reduction
  Nonlinear process control
  Estimation and fault detection
  Process modeling and identification
  Control of large-scale systems
  Monitoring and performance assessment
  Interaction between design and control
  Control of multi-scale systems
TC6.2 - Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing Measurement and instrumentation
  Identification and modelling
  Process observation and parameter estimation
  Data mining and multivariate statistics
  Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control
  Advanced process control
  Monitoring of product quality and control performance
  Process optimisation
  Maintenance scheduling and production planning
  Expert systems in process industry
  Neural networks in process control
  Neural fuzzy modelling and control
  Artificial intelligence
TC6.3 - Power Plants and Power Systems Modeling and simulation of power systems
  Smart grids
  Power systems stability
  Dynamic interaction of power plants
  Constraint and security monitoring and control
  Control system design
  Test and documentation
  Real time simulation and dispatching
  Instrumentation and control systems
  Intelligent control of power systems
  Distribution automation
  Impact of deregulation on power system Control
  Analysis and control in deregulated power systems
  Optimal operation and control of power systems
  Control of renewable energy resources
  Application of power electronics
TC6.4 - Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Process Active Fault Diagnosis
  AI methods for FDI
  Analysis of reliability and safety
  Applications of FDI and FTC
  Computational methods for FDI
  Condition Monitoring
  Design of fault tolerant/reliable systems
  Distributed Fault Diagnosis
  Distributed Fault-tolerant Control
  Fault accommodation and Reconfiguration strategies
  FDI based on qualitative models
  FDI for discrete-event systems
  FDI for hybrid systems
  FDI for linear systems
  FDI and FTC for networked systems
  FDI for nonlinear Systems
  FDI with sliding modes
  Filtering and change detection
  Filtering and estimation for FDI
  Methods based on neural networks and/or fuzzy logic for FDI
  Methods based on discrete event models, on hybrid or on qualitative models for FDI
  Observer based and parity space based methods for FDI
  Parameter estimation based methods for FDI
  Petri net-based fault diagnosis
  Process performance monitoring/statistical process control
  Reconfigurable control, sensor and actuator faults
  Signal and identification-based methods
  Signal processing for FDI
  Statistical methods/signal analysis for FDI
  Structural analysis and residual evaluation methods
CC7 - Transportation and Vehicle Systems Keywords
TC7.1 - Automotive Control Modeling, supervision, control and diagnosis of automotive systems
  Engine modelling and control
  Vehicle dynamic systems
  Intelligent driver aids
  Fuel cells for Automotive Applications
  Hybrid and alternative drive vehicles
  Integrated traffic management
  General automobile/road-environment strategies
  System integration and supervision
  Distributed discrete-event systems
  Automotive sensors and actuators
  In-vehicle communication networks
  Man-machine interfaces
  Information displays/system
  Automotive system identification and modelling
  Kalman filtering techniques in automotive control
  Adaptive and robust control of automotive systems
  Nonlinear and optimal automotive control
  Control architectures in automotive control
  Electric and solar vehicles
TC7.2 - Marine Systems Marine system navigation, guidance and control
  Dynamic positioning
  Autonomous underwater vehicles
  Unmanned marine vehicles
  Autonomous surface vehicles
  Neural networks
  Fuzzy logic in marine systems
  Genetic algorithms in marine systems
  Marine system identification and modelling
  Decision support systems in marine systems
  Coordinated control
  Cooperative control
  Kalman filtering techniques in marine systems control
  Sensors and actuators
  Adaptive and robust control in marine system
  Nonlinear and optimal marine system control
  Control architectures in marine systems
  Acoustic-Based Networked Control and Navigation
TC7.3 - Aerospace Control of systems in vehicles
  High accuracy pointing
  Man-in-the-loop systems
  Autonomous systems
  Guidance, navigation and control of vehicles
  Avionics and on-board equipments
  Flight dynamics identification, formation flying
  Health monitoring and diagnosis
  Decision making and autonomy, sensor data fusion
  Mission control and operations
  Micro-nano-aerospace vehicles/satellites
  Space exploration and transportation
TC7.4 - Transportation Systems Modeling and simulation of transportation systems
  Automatic control, optimization, real-time operations in transportation
  Information processing and decision support
  Man-machine interface in transportation
  Human factors in vehicular system
  Transportation logistics
  Intelligent transportation systems
  Freight transportation
  autonomic transport systems
TC7.5 - Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Autonomous Mobile Robots
  Autonomous Vehicles
  Cooperative navigation
  Cooperative perception
  Decentralized Control and Systems
  Fault Detection, Diagnosis, Identification, Isolation and Tolerance for Autonomous Vehicles
  Human and vehicle interaction
  Learning and adaptation in autonomous vehicles
  Map building
  Mechanical design of autonomous vehicles
  Mission planning and decision making
  Motion control
  Multi-vehicle systems
  Navigation, Guidance and Control
  Networks of robots and intelligent sensors
  Positioning Systems
  Robot Navigation, Programming and Vision
  Sensor integration and perception
  Trajectory and Path Planning
  Trajectory Tracking and Path Following
CC8 - Bio- and Ecological Systems Keywords
TC8.1 - Control in Agriculture Modeling and control of agriculture
  Greenhouse control
  Animal husbandry
  Crop processes
  Crop modeling
  CFD in agriculture
  Agricultural solar energy use
  Controlled ecological life support systems (CELLS)
  Plant factories
  Optimal control in agriculture
  Biosensors in agriculture
  Software sensors in agriculture
  Speaking organism systems
  Robotics and mechatronics for agricultural automation
  Agricultural robotics
  Precision farming
  Autonomous vehicles in agriculture
  Post-harvesting and food processing
  Food quality
  Food processing control
  Quality assessment
  Grading systems
  Information technologies and ergonomics in agriculture
  AI in agriculture
  Wireless sensor networks in agriculture
  Artificial neural nets in agriculture
  Image analysis in agriculture
  Pattern recognition in agriculture
  Standardisation in agriculture
  Man-machine systems in agriculture
  Agricultural ergonomics
TC8.2 - Modeling and Control of Biomedical Systems Model formulation, experiment design
  Identification and validation
  Bio-signals analysis and interpretation
  Developments in measurement, signal processing
  Tracer kinetic modeling using various imaging systems
  Biomedical system modeling, simulation and visualization
  Decision support and control
  Cellular, metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuro-systems
  Healthcare management, disease control, critical care
  Pharmacokinetics and drug delivery
  Control of physiological and clinical variables
  Biomedical and medical image processing and systems
  Intensive and chronic care or treatment
  Control of voluntary movements, respiration
  Rehabilitation engineering and healthcare delivery
  Kinetic modeling and control of biological systems
  Quantification of physiological parameters for diagnosis and treatment assessment
  Physiological Model
  Clinical trial
  Clinical validation
  Medical imaging and processing
  Artificial pancreas or organs
  Chronic care and/or diabetes
TC8.3 - Modeling and Control of Environmental Systems Natural and environmental systems
  Modeling and identification of environmental systems
  Real time control of environmental systems
  Model predictive control of water resources systems
  Environmental decision support systems
  Water and energy nexus modelling and control
  Water and food security
  Climate change impact and adaptation measures
  Machine learning for environmental applications
  Optimal operation of water resources systems
  Air quality planning and control
  Water quality and quantity management
  Model reduction and dynamic emulation
  Negotiation support
  Multi source environmental data integration
  Risk analysis, impact evaluation
  Natural resources management
  Planning and management for participatory decision making
  Modelling and control under change
  Water prediction and control
  Distributed control of environmental systems
  Forecasts in water resource system control/management
  Uncertainty in water resource system control/management
  Adaptive control of water resource systems
  Integration of technology and environment
  Game theory for natural resources
TC8.4 - Biosystems and Bioprocesses Modeling and identification
  Parameter and state estimation
  Fault diagnosis
  Dynamics and control
  Scheduling, coordination, optimization
  Data mining tools
  Metabolic engineering
  Life cycle analysis/assessment
  Downstream processing
  Integrated bioprocessing
  Microbial technology
  Mammalian, insect and plant cell technology
  Pharmaceutical processes
  Food engineering
  Wastewater treatment processes
  Industrial biotechnology
  Bioenergy production
CC9 - Social Systems Keywords
TC9.1 - Economic, Business, and Financial Systems Econometric methods
  Econometric models
  Game theories
  Equilibrium models
  Dynamic games
  Control in economics
  Agent technology for business and economy
  Fuzzy systems in business and economy
  Neural networks in business and economy
  Evoluationary computing in business and social systems
  Machine learning in business and economy
  Computional intelligence for business and economy
  Regional-range economic systems
  Global-range economic systems
  Transnational business modeling
  Financial systems
  Financial engineering
  Financial dynamics
  Computational econometrics
  Financial econometrics
  Computational social systems
  Social Signal Processing
  Social Signal Analysis
  Descriptive Analytics
  Predicative Analytics
  Prescriptive Analytics
  Business Analytics
  Financial Analytics
  Social Management
  Social Resource Planning
  Social Computing
  Social Manufacturing
  Computational Social Sciences
  Computational Economics
  Data-Driven Decision Making
TC9.2 - Social Impact of Automation Cognitive aspects of automation systems and humans
  Cultural impacts of automation technology
  Cyber-space and societal developments
  Cyber-space and challenges in developing e-territory and e-society
  Environmental, health and safety implications of automation
  Ethical challenges and issues in social networking
  Ethical issues in the cyber-space operations
  Human-centered systems engineering
  Management of competences and knowledge
  Management of technology developments
  Social networking, agile society, and societal intelligence
  Socially desirable requirements for automation development
TC9.3 - Smart Cities Building Automation
  Intelligent Transportation
  Urban Healthcare
  Urban Mobility
  Social Networks
  Connected Vehicles
  Dynamic Resource Allocation
  Off-grid Buildings
  Charging Stations for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  Dynamic Charging Stations
  Smart Parking
  Energy Storage Operation and Planning
  Energy and Distribution Management Systems
  Renewable Energy System Modeling and Integration
  Volt-var Optimization and Control Coordination
  Distributed Energy Resource Integration and Coordination
TC9.4 - Control Education Teaching curricula developments for control and other engineers
  Balance issues of theoretical-versus-practical training
  University-industry cooperation for training control engineers
  Internet based teaching of control engineering
  Virtual classes, departments, laboratories and schools
  Perspectives of e-learning versus traditional learning
  e-Cooperative development of course labs and materials
  Internationalization of control education: EU credit-transfer system
  Virtual and remote labs
  E-learning in control engineering
  Continuing control education in industry
  Centralized Internet repository for control education
  University-industry co-operation in control engineering education
  Control education using laboratory equipment
TC9.5 - Technology, Culture and International Stability International Development
  Systems Theory
  Modelling Social and Environmental Change
  Conflict and Post-conflict
  Digital Divide
  Technology Transfer
  Knowledge networks
  Enterprise Networks
  Developing Regions
  Value Webs
  Innovation (in development contexts)
  Integral Systems
  Multi-cultural interaction
  Project Management
  Economic models
  End of life management
  Low cost technologies
  Complex Adaptive Systems
  Complexity modelling
  Value systems
  Knowledge Society
  Service Engineering Applications
  Intrastructure (including energy, telecoms, political, physical etc.)
  Technology Adoption
  Cost-Oriented Automation
  Climate change
  Geographical Infor maiotn and Monitoring Systems
  Exploitation and Marginalisation
  Control and Automation Systems failure
  Large Scale Systems Effects
  Control and Automation Systems for International Aid
  Supply Logistics