Accepted Open Invited Tracks

Accepted Open Invited Tracks

Summary of all accepted open invited tracks

Title Code
Smart Home and Buildings Management and Control 6828y
Smart Control in Industry ey4sj
Mixed Criticality Control Systems 43v7p
Fuzzy-inspired convex analysis and control of nonlinear systems m83n1
Cyber-Physical Control Systems & Control of Cyber-Physical Systems 8dg1d
Wireless Communication in Industrial Automation 9ck75
Recent advances in fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control of polytopic systems 213ga


Details about each open invited track
To submit a contribution to an open invited track, follow the submission procedure using the given track code. Contributions can be IFAC-standard papers, surveys or extended abstracts.


Title: Smart Home and Buildings Management and Control

Track proposed by: A. Ruano (University of Algarve, Portugal), G. Pau (Kore University of Enna, Italy)

Abstract: Energy efficiency and usage comfort are central issues in the development of smart homes and buildings. The objective is typically the minimisation of the energy required to maintain a desired comfort level for the occupants, the perception of comfort being related to several environmental factors such as lighting, temperature and air quality.

For specific classes of home occupants, namely elderly people, safety is an issue as important as comfort.

For buildings, depending on their type and use (residential, administrative and industrial buildings, schools, hospitals, department stores, cultural and entertainment facilities, etc.), elevator control, monitoring and control of the consumption of water and/or gas (not only electricity), electric vehicle charging, etc., should also be taken into account when considering an intelligent integrated building control.

This open invited session will discuss the use of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), modeling, control and automation techniques for Smart Home and Buildings Management.

Code for submitting contributions: 6828y

Full description: PDF


Title: Smart Control in Industry

Track proposed by: M. Fritscher, C. Lilge, K. Schilling (Zentrum für Telematik E.V., Germany)

Abstract: In the recent years, requirements in the industry have dramatically changed: Tiny batches or completely individual productions, higher environment constraints, management of the whole product lifecycle, after-sale services, severely cut-down product cycles, less buying and more renting, (“x as a Service”) and a lot more. “Industrie 4.0” and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) are platforms to cope with these drastic changes.

This session shows how to adapt and apply modern control methods to these challenges to archive both flexible and adaptive industry plants and to support novel business models.

Code for submitting contributions: ey4sj

Full description: PDF


Title: Mixed Criticality Control Systems

Track proposed by: A. Crespo (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), A. Alonso (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Abstract: The complexity of industrial embedded systems is increasing continuously. Companies try to keep a leading position by offering additional functionalities and services. Systems are to be composed of multiple sensor, actuation and computation subsystems running in a coordinated way on a distributed platform. Due to the increment in processor power, it is possible to allocate a large number of functions in the same platform. This gives rise to mixed-criticality systems when subsystems with different criticality levels coexist in the same hardware platform. The aim of this open session is to contribute to the most challenging research and application topics related to mixed criticality control systems. Issues such as requirements, software architecture, services, middleware, temporal constraints, real-time scheduling, communications and applications can be considered.

Code for submitting contributions: 43v7p

Full description: PDF


Title: Fuzzy-inspired convex analysis and control of nonlinear systems

Track proposed by: J. Lauber (University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis, France), M. Bernal (Sonora Institute of Technology, Mexico)

Abstract: For years, model-based fuzzy control (MBFC) methodologies have been paralleled by the developments for analysis and control of linear parameter varying (LPV) systems; eventually, both areas nurtured each other with enriching points of view, solving problems that benefited both of them. More recently, the two areas have merged as a single one concerned with the exploitation of convex modeling (Takagi-Sugeno (TS) systems, for instance) and convex optimization techniques (especially linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) and sum of squares (SOS)), regardless of its fuzzy or LPV origin. Within these methodologies, improvements are still on course in several directions: better modeling with respect to some performance measure, wider Lyapunov-based control/observation/output feedback

schemes, for uncertain/nonlinear/time-delay/hybrid/discrete-time systems. Moreover, these methodologies are conquering and providing insights to other areas which were not traditionally associated with them: singular systems, sliding modes, chaos, synchronization, fractional-order, polynomial-based analysis, etc. The session intends to cover advances on

these topics, which represent an important field of the TC 3.2, Computational Intelligence in Control.

Code for submitting contributions: m83n1

Full description: PDF


Title: Cyber-Physical Control Systems & Control of Cyber-Physical Systems

Track proposed by: A. Crespo (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), K.Arzen (Lund University, Sweden)

Abstract: The design and development of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in the industry can be considered a consolidated trend. Recent industry technologies (Industry 4.0) make intensive use of CPS. While many scientific disciplines (Model-Based, Real-Time, Operating Systems, Scheduling, etc.) have contributed to CPS development, the control community has been engaged in the development of theories, methods and practices for the design and operation of CPS.

The scope of the Open Invited Session is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in control and computers to explore innovative ideas and experiences the construction and use of cyber-physical and embedded systems.

Code for submitting contributions: 8dg1d

Full description: PDF


Title: Wireless Communication in Industrial Automation

Track proposed by: D. Schulze, U. Jumar (Institut f. Automation und Kommunikation, Germany)

Abstract: Wireless communication in industrial automation is still an important research topic. The demand for reliable and secure wireless real-time communication requires new concepts taking into account the limited spectrum. Following topics are especially of interest:

– Control over wireless networks

– Advanced network architectures and standards for wireless industrial automation

– Protocols for reliable and real-time wireless communication

– Network engineering methods and management tools

– Methods and procedures for coexistence management

– Wireless networks performance, simulation, RF measurements, modelling and case studies

– Security and safety issues in industrial wireless networks and applications

– Emerging wireless concepts, such as related to Internet-of-Things, for industrial applications

Code for submitting contributions: 9ck75

Full description: PDF


Title: Recent advances in fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control of polytopic systems

Track proposed by: D Ichalal (University of Evry, University Paris-Saclay, France), H Schulte (University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany)

Abstract: The aim of this invited track is to present recent theoretical developments and applications in the field of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control based on dynamical polytopic models. This type of models include Linear Parameter Varying (LPV), quasi-LPV, Takagi-Sugeno (TS), Switched Systems, which can represent a large class of nonlinear behaviours, this is more realistic than linear models which represent the nonlinear behaviours only locally around an operating point. The polytopic models offer a halfway between nonlinear and linear models that allows to formulate the design problem by Linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) and can be efficiently solved with convex optimization tools.

The polytopic systems have been employed, in the field of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control, to deal with a wide range of nonlinear control systems such as continuous-time, discrete-time, hybrid, sampled-data, time-delay, etc. However, several problems remain open and will be subjected to some improvements and new ideas in the field of observers, unknown input observers, fault detection and estimation, fault tolerant control and so on, using the polytopic models, which are the focus of this invited track.

Code for submitting contributions: 213ga

Full description: PDF