June 29 - July 2, 2021

Virtual Conference

ECC21

June 29 - July 2, 2021

Virtual Conference

ECC21

Tutorial Sessions

The European Control Conference will include two tutorial sessions.

  1. 30-06-2021 – Tutorial Session on Data-Driven Modeling in Dynamic Networks
  2. 01-07-2021 – Tutorial Session on Stability and Robust Control of PDEs and Large Scale Networks

Data-Driven Modeling in Dynamic Networks

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 @ 15:30-17:30

Organizers:

Prof. Paul M.J. Van den Hof
Dr. Xiaodong Cheng
Dr. Arne Dankers
Karthik Ramaswamy MSc

Abstract:

Many of our current technological systems are composed of subsystems that have local dynamic behaviour and that interact with each other in some kind of network structure. Typical examples are found in e.g., power systems (smart grids), biological systems, flexible mechanical structure, robotic networks, autonomous driving and other transportation systems, gas and water distribution networks, etcetera. The distributed and/or multi-agent control and optimization of such network is one of the serious challenges for the systems and control domain. Motivated by this challenge, in recent years increasing attention has been given to the development of new tools for the data-driven dynamic modeling of large-scale interconnected systems, also known as dynamic networks.

In this tutorial session, an introduction and overview will be given of the developments in data-driven modeling in dynamic networks, where attention is focussed on the domain of prediction error and machine learning methods, applied to linear dynamic networks. Four lecturers will present tutorial contributions on their domain of expertise:

  • Introduction to network modelling, data-driven modelling problems and identifiability (Paul Van den Hof)
  • Graph-based method for analysing and achieving network identifiability (Xiaodong Cheng)
  • Effective and scalable network identification algorithm applied to pipeline monitoring in gas pipelines (Arne Dankers)
  • Single module identification – conceptual and algorithmic solutions (Karthik Ramaswamy)

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Stability and Robust Control of PDEs and Large Scale Networks

Date & Time:

Thursday July 1, @ 15:30-17:30

Organizers:

Andrii Mironchenko;
Christophe Prieur

Abstract:

In this tutorial we introduce to a broad audience key concepts, results and applications of the infinite-dimensional stability theory, with a particular focus on input-to-state stability and robustness analysis. The scope of techniques which we discuss includes Lyapunov functions, nonlinear systems theory, semigroup theory, spectral decompositions and boundary control. We discuss the applications of these methods to robust stability of boundary control systems, robust control of partial differential equations and to stability of large-scale and infinite networks.

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