5th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems

September 10-11, 2015. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Paper Submission
Context and Scope

Networked systems are complex dynamical systems composed of a large number of simple systems interacting through a communication medium. These systems arise as natural models in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as sensor networks, autonomous unmanned vehicles, biological networks, and animal cooperative aggregation and flocking.

The workshop will focus on the most innovative mathematical methods proposed in the last few years for the analysis and design of networked systems.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from control, computer science, communication, game theory, statistics, mathematics and other areas to discuss emerging topics in networked systems of common interest.

Thematic Areas
  1. Coordinated control and estimation over networks

  2. Multivehicle systems, flocking, and consensus

  3. Control under communication constraints: quantization, limited bandwidth, erasure channels

  4. Decentralized algorithms for computation over sensor networks

  5. Randomized, gossip, and message passing algorithms. Belief propagation

  6. Graph models for networks. Percolation. Network coding

  7. Distributed and decentralized signal processing

  8. Distributed and cooperative optimization

  9. Cooperation in the presence of adversaries, networked games

  10. Robust coordination under malicious attacks

Workshop Organization: Plenaries and Interactive Sessions

The workshop will be single track and will feature: 9 plenary presentations, and 3 interactive poster/interactive sessions of contributed papers (2 per day).

The poster/interactive sections will not be in parallel with the invited plenaries. This nontraditional choice of oral presentation only for the invited speakers and interactive presentations for all contributed papers, is motivated by the interdisciplinary topics of this workshop. In fact, the invited oral presentations will be of tutorial nature while the contributed papers will be organized in interactive poster sessions with limited number of contributions and with ample reserved time slots, thus hopefully stimulating discussions and promoting ideas exchanges.