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Advanced Control and Optimization with Applications to Complex Automotive Systems

Call for Papers

With increasing and tightening requirements on the control and optimization performance, the traditional control and optimization strategies may not qualify in many application problems. To meet the challenges and requirements, advanced control and optimization methodologies should be employed or developed. Here, the advanced control and optimization denote the ones which, in principle, can best achieve the objectives in the presence of nonlinearities, highly interactivities, or newly emerged operating circumstances. As the advanced control and optimization will provide a basis for the design and operation of practical systems, these advanced techniques would result in substantial and sustainable benefits.

The overall aims of this special issue are two-fold: (1) to provide an up-to-date overview of the research directions in the advanced control and optimization and (2) to illustrate how to formulate problems from automotive systems and develop suitable theory to solve the corresponding problems. Of particular interest the papers in this special issue are devoted to the development of advanced control and optimization including network control, nonlinear model predictive control, dynamic programming, and integral programming, with applications to complex automotive systems including vehicle dynamics and control, combustion and emission control, and vehicle integration and optimization. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Network analysis and protocol optimization
  • Fast nonlinear model predictive control and optimization
  • Advanced vehicle dynamics and control
  • Intelligent systems and mobility
  • Advanced vehicle integration and optimization
  • Robust and optimal control
  • Information constraints and faults

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/mpe/aco/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 27 September 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 20 December 2013
Publication DateFriday, 14 February 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Hui Zhang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, USA

Guest Editors

  • Hamid Reza Karimi, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway
  • Xinjie Zhang, State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, Changchun, China
  • Junmin Wang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, USA