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Discrete Networked Dynamical Systems: Theory and Its Industrial Applications

Call for Papers

Networked control systems are one kind of complex dynamical systems which can be described by a collection of spatially distributed sensing, controlling, and actuation components to exchange control and feedback signals using information packages over digital communication links. These systems arise in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as sensor networks, smart transportation, telerobotics, smart grids, biological networks, and cost-effective factory automation. As is well known, the analysis and design of such systems pose many challenges due to their complex interconnections, limited bandwidth, network unreliability, transmission errors, delayed feedback information, and so on. In spite of the extensive approaches and techniques for networked dynamical systems, the new development on advanced control and applications needs to be further strengthened to bring together the latest/innovative knowledge and advances for dealing with these systems. Meanwhile, newly developed mathematical tools and technologies have also opened up various possibilities for the advances in networked dynamical systems.

The aim of this special issue is to highlight the latest theoretical and practical developments in networked dynamical systems: the discrete-time case. This special issue will focus on novel advanced and nontraditional methods in theoretical background or practical design, especially original ideas and new approaches clearly indicating the advances made in problem formulation, methodology, or application with respect to the existing results. Papers presenting newly emerging fields are especially welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced modeling and analysis of discrete networked dynamical systems
  • Robust control and filtering for discrete networked dynamical systems
  • Fault detection and diagnosis under communication constraints and network uncertainties
  • Scheduling algorithms for discrete networked dynamical systems
  • Multiagent systems in the presence of communication networks
  • Real-time issues in discrete networked dynamical systems
  • Advanced industrial applications in real-world discrete-time systems
Manuscript DueFriday, 26 December 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 20 March 2015
Publication DateFriday, 15 May 2015

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Peng Shi, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Xiaojie Su, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • Hamid R. Karimi, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway
  • Zheping Yan, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China