Making practice publishable – An IFAC Industry Committee Discussion

Introduction The IFAC Industry Committee arose out of a pilot committee formed in 2014.  At that time one of the workstreams was entitled “Enhancing Industry Participation in IFAC”.  Amongst other work this workstream asked the question “Does your organisation support publishing in journals, via conferences, or both? Is PapersOnLine useful?”.  Various opinions were received: Some […]

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Advanced Control Approach for Early Fault Detection Helps Improve the Structural Design of the Airbus A350 Fleet

Aviation has always been a powerful engine of innovation, and advanced control technologies have been at the forefront of enabling the industry to aggressively pursue performance targets in reliability, safety, efficiency, and environmental impacts. Recently, a new control-enabled advance in onboard fault detection has been developed and is now deployed on the Airbus A350 fleet. […]

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3rd IFAC Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems 2019

The 3rd LPVS Workshop was held on 4–6 November 2019 at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. This international workshop series, which is supported by IFAC and organised by the IFAC Technical Committee 2.2 Linear Control Systems and among others co-organized by the IFAC Technical Committee 1.1 Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing, has […]

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Distributed algorithms for covering areas, with applications to environmental monitoring

One driving application for networked and distributed control is multi-robot systems. In a number of scenarios, having a large number of robots deployed is advantageous to a single robot due to the increased spatial footprint afforded by a team of robots. For example, if an area is to be searched or monitored, spreading multiple robots […]

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In pursuit of Cyber Physical & Human Systems!

CPHS (on Cyber Physical & Human Systems) started in 2014 as an IFAC and IEEE CSS Co-sponsored workshop entitled H-CPS-I (Human Cyber Physical System Interaction: Control for Human Welfare) initiated from a brainstorming in the framework of the European Network of Excellence HYCON2 coordinated by CNRS, between partners IFSTTAR, CNRS,  UCL, MIT, Honeywell and EECI, […]

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Jamming attacks: A major threat to controlling over wireless channels

Reposted article (originally posted in 2017)   Remote control and sensing over wireless communication has been continuously increasing. This trend will not slow down with so much expectation for the Internet of Things. However, the spread of wireless communication can create vulnerability to various control systems as it can easily be disrupted by Denial-of-Service attacks […]

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12th International Federation of Automatic Control Advances in Control Education Symposium

  The 12th International Federation of Automatic Control Advances in Control Education Symposium, IFAC-ACE 2019 was held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel in the center of Philadelphia, US, July 7-9, 2019 (https://ifac-ace2019.org).  The symposium was held in conjunction with the ACC2019 conference, July 10-12, 2019.  The IFAC-ACE 2019 is an international forum on recent […]

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