Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Advanced Techniques for Networked Systems with Applications

Publishing date
09 Dec 2016
Submission deadline
22 Jul 2016

Lead Editor

1University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia

2University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

3Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

4Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

5Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA

Advanced Techniques for Networked Systems with Applications


Cooperative control of networked systems is a well-developed but still growing field. Agent dynamics, network communication, and interagent dynamic coupling are some of the main aspects in investigating rich collaborative behaviors of networked systems. Some of the recent research interests are in studying more complex networked systems that have heterogeneous dynamics with uncertainties and nonlinearities, constrained communication topologies such as switching, time-delayed and limited bandwidth, and interagent dynamic coupling such as sinusoidal and saturated. These problems demand more mathematical formulation and theoretical investigation. The communities have also witnessed abundant applications of networked systems such as formation control of UAV, distributed sensor networks, cooperative control of mobile robots, coordinated multisatellite control, decentralized control of smart grids, and synchronization of dynamic processes in physics, biology, and chaotic systems. Fully utilizing the solutions to mathematical problems underlying networked systems in real-world applications also requires additional effort towards implementing theoretical results into practices.

The purpose of this special issue is for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest theoretical and technological achievements on networked systems. The objectives are to identify the soundest theoretical foundation and most promising technological solutions to analysis, control, and applications of networked systems.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical formulation of cooperative control for multiagent systems
  • Cooperative control over switching network topologies
  • Dissipativity of networked systems
  • Event-triggered and self-triggered cooperative control
  • Synchronization and pinning control of complex networks
  • Distributed estimation and control for mobile sensor networks
  • Industrial applications of networked control systems
  • Decentralized control of smart grid
  • Mathematical problems in other networked systems
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