The 14th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES 2018)

Wodes 2018 logo A view of beautiful Towers Stabiae Sorrento Coast Hotel where Wodes 2018 was held Francesco Basile (General Chair Wodes 2018) opens the workshop Jan Komenda, Program co-chair (on the left), and some of local organizers The 14th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES 2018) was held May 30– June 1, 2018, at […]

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E-CoSM goes global

  E-CoSM (or Engine and Powertrain Control, Simulation and Modeling) started in 2006 as a workshop series initiated by IFP Energies Nouvelles in Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France. It was immediately appreciated for its relevance and focus by the engine control community and for TC 7.1 (Automotive Control) it was the perfect complement to the existing […]

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Adaptive and Learning Systems: Historic Ambitions, Current Reality, and Future Potential

In this blog article we present an overview of adaptive and learning control, from historical perspectives to open challenges and future potential solutions. The main focus here is threefold: First, we give a historical overview of adaptive and learning algorithms, we then aim at contrasting model-based approaches with data-driven approaches, and at last, we discuss open […]

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Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control – PID´18 IFAC Conference

The 3rd IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control (PID´18) was held in Ghent, Belgium, from 9th to 11th May 2018, organized by Ghent University (Belgium) in cooperation with BIRA (Belgian Association of Automation), IE-NET (Industrial Engineering Network) and Flanders Make (Industrial Development Platform). PID´18 has been sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee on Control […]

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Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Energy Conversion Systems: Wind Turbines and Hydroelectric Plants

 The motivation for this article comes from a real need to have an open discussion about the challenges of fault detection and supervision for very demanding systems, such as energy conversion systems. These features represent the key characteristic to identify possible malfunctions affecting the system (i.e. the so-called faults) and, at the same time, the […]

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