Program at a glance

Wednesday, August 29

Welcome
10:30-11:00 Room: Migeon
Plenary Lecture I
11:00-12:00 Room: Migeon
12:00-13:30 Lunch
WP1: Change Point Detection and Estimation
13:30-15:30 Room: Chappe
WP2: Large Scale Computing
13:30-15:30 Room: Lebon
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
WP3: Control Applications
16:00-18:00 Room: Chappe
WP4: Traffic Systems and Wireless Networks
16:00-18:00 Room: Lebon
19:00-22:00 Banquet


Thursday, August 30

TA1: Modeling and Control of Renewable Energy Systems
08:30-10:30 Room: Chappe
TA2: Smart Navigation for Powered Wheelchairs
08:30-10:30 Room: Lebon
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Plenary Lecture II
11:00-12:00 Room: Migeon
12:00-13:30 Lunch
TP1: Control, Observation, Stability
13:30-15:30 Room: Chappe
TP2: Image Processing
13:30-15:30 Room: Lebon
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Plenary Lecture III
16:00-17:00 Room: Migeon
17:00-18:00 Farewell Reception


Keynote Speakers

Tools and challenges for the glocal age of Systems and Control
R. Sepulchre (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Université de Liège, Belgium)

Abstract:
The fast development of distributed systems technologies has revived the interest for analysis tools that fit the "think globally act locally" paradigm. The talk will revisit three basic problems of distributed system theory: consensus, synchronization, and coordination. I will then stress some limitations of the conventional Lyapunov framework to analyze those problems and suggest the potential of a novel differential Lyapunov framework to overcome them.

Biography:
Rodolphe Sepulchre is full professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Liège, Belgium. He is the co-director of the Research Unit in Systems and Modeling and the director of the Biomedical Engineering Program. His research interests lie in nonlinear control and optimization problems, with interdisciplinary applications ranging from large-scale problems in genomics and astrophysics to single neuron modeling. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Systems & Control Letters and an Associate Editor for SIAM Journal of Control & Optimization and Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems. He is a IEEE fellow, an IEEE CSS distinguished lecturer, and a recipient of the 2008 IEEE Ruberti young researcher prize.

Energy-efficient position-based routing protocols in sensor, actuator and robot networks
D. Symplot-Ryl (Inria Lille Nord Europe, France)

Abstract:
In this presentation, we will present the problematic of routing protocols in multi-hop wireless networks composed of sensors and robots. The sensor nodes can be fixed or mobile but they cannot control their own mobility while robot nodes can decide their next movement. We will show how we can optimize the energy consumption in the simple case of wireless sensor networks and how we can use the mobility of robot in order to minimize the data communication cost in the general case.

Biography:
David Simplot-Ryl is a professor in computer science at Université Lille1 - Sciences et Technologies currently on leave at Inria where he is director of the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre. He was nominated as a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) in 2009 and was scientific head of the Pops project-team (joint project of Inria, Université Lille1, and CNRS from 2004 to 2011), which is focused on small computing devices like smartcards, electronic tags and sensor networks. After a Ph.D. (1997) in theoretical computer science, he joined the Université Lille1 - Sciences et Technologies, where he is full professor since 2004. His research interests include sensor and mobile ad hoc networks, mobile and distributed computing, embedded operating systems, smart objects, and RFID technologies. He is involved in numerous international conferences and workshops (e.g., recently AdHocNets 2010-2011, IEEE MASS 2010-2011, IEEE INFOCOM 2011-2013, IEEE WoWMoM 2012), and editorial activities (e.g., special issues of IEEE Network and IEEE Communication Magazine, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems). Together with his research group, he contributed to the implementation of SensLab sensor network platform, which led to the creation of FIT - Future Internet (of Things) - as part of the EquipEx program. In the Inria Lille - Nord Europe research centre, he served from 2008 to 2011 as scientific deputy in charge of the development and evaluation of research activities of the research centre. In particular, he is involved in regional entities like CITC-EuraRFID,Picom or Maud. He is former auditor (2010-2011, Benoit Mandelbrot intake) of the Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologies (IHEST).

Networked Embedded Control Systems: from modeling to implementation
Maria Domenica Di Benedetto (University of L'Aquila, Italy)

Abstract:
In recent years, the integration of physical processes with networked computing units led to a new generation of control systems, called Networked Control Systems (NCS). In particular, wireless NCS are spatially distributed control systems, where communication between sensors, actuators and computational units is supported by a shared wireless communication network. As a matter of fact, the non-idealities introduced by computing and communication affect the design of the control policy that must take into consideration operating systems and communication protocols. This talk first addresses NCS design using symbolic (i.e. finite) models. Symbolic models that approximate nonlinear NCS with arbitrarily good accuracy, are formally derived. The design of symbolic controllers that realize specifications expressed in terms of automata on infinite strings is also illustrated. Secondly, we address the design of wireless NCS for the specific case of a multi-hop network suffering from permanent failures (e.g. malfunctions or battery discharge of a communication node, communication link drops, malicious intrusions). A methodology for the design of scheduling and routing, that satisfies controllability and observability for any link failure, is introduced. Results indicate that connectivity of the radio connectivity graph is only a necessary condition for preserving controllability and observability. Detection of failures is also addressed.

Biography:
Maria Domenica Di Benedetto is Professor of Control Theory at University of l'Aquila. She was McKay Professor and Adjunct Professor at the Department of EECS, University of California, Berkeley. She held a number of visiting positions at MIT, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and CNRS. She is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Research DEWS. She has been President of the European Embedded Control Institute since 2009. She has been active in the IEEE Control System Society in various capacities since 2003. In 2002, she became IEEE Fellow. Her research interests are centered about analysis and control of nonlinear and hybrid systems.

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, August 29

Plenay Lecture I Tools and challenges for the global age of Systems and Control,
R. Sépulchre
11:00-12:00 Room: Migeon

WP1: Change Point Detection and Estimation
13:30-15:30 Room: Chappe

  • 13:30-13:50: Fault diagnosis on a magnetically supported plate, Lothar Kiltz, Mamadou Mboup and Joachim Rudolph.
  • 13:50-14:10: Algebraic Approach for R-peak Detection in the ElectroCardioGram (ECG) Signal, Nehla Debbabi and Sadok El Asmi.
  • 14:10-14:30: Online frequency band estimation and change-point detection, Zoran Tiganj, Mamadou Mboup, Sylvain Chevallier and Emmanuel Kalunga.
  • 14:30-15:50: Preliminary remarks on option pricing and dynamic hedging, Michel Fliess and Cedric Join.
  • 15:50-15:10: Non-asymptotic fractional order differentiators via an algebraic parametric method, Dayan Liu, Olivier Gibaru and Wilfrid Perruquetti.
  • 15:10-15:30: Mathematical properties of a semi-classical signal analysis method: noisy signal case, Dayan Liu and Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati .

WP2: Large Scale Computing
13:30-15:30 Room: Lebon

  • 13:30-13:50: Improve classifier agents with order books information, Matthis Gaciarz and Philippe Mathieu.
  • 13:50-14:10: Impact of overlay properties upon a P2P approach for parallel B&B, Mathieu Djamaï, Bilel Derbel and Nouredine Melab .
  • 14:10-14:30: Cryptographic Methods for Securing the YML Framework, Xin Lv, Serge G Petiton, Ling Shang, Zhijian Wang and Feng Xu .
  • 14:30-15:50: Defining a Measure of Cloud Computing Elasticity, Doaa Shawky and Ahmed Seddik .
  • 15:50-15:10: High-level Design of Multi-Agent System Based Microgrid, Marius Avramescu .

WP3: Control Applications
16:00-18:00 Room: Chappe

  • 16:00-16:20:Multi-model adaptive control for turbocharged diesel engines, Silviu Cirstoiu, Dumitru Popescu and Olivier Pages.
  • 16:20-16:40: Short Investigation on System Diagnosis Regarding Parameter Estimation, Elena Cimpoesu, Bogdan Ciubotaru and Dan Stefanoiu .
  • 16:40-17:00: Improving the Dynamic Accuracy of Elastic Industrial Robot Joint by Algebraic Identification Approach, Marouene Oueslati, Richard Bearee, Olivier Gibaru and George Moraru .
  • 17:00-17:20: Tracking Control For Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine Based On Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Models, Djamel Ounnas and Salah Chenikher .
  • 17:20-17:40:Employing Artificial Neural Networks for prediction of electrical arc furnace reactive power to improve compensator performance, Haidar Samet, Mohammad Reza Farhadi and Mohammad Reza Banaeian Mofrad .

WP4: Traffic Systems and Wireless Networks
16:00-18:00 Room: Lebon

  • 16:00-16:20: Modeling of road traffic using bond graph theory, Catalin Chera, Jorge Luis Balino, Genevieve Dauphin-Tanguy and Aziz Nakrachi.
  • 16:20-16:40: Numerical Control for Hydrodynamic Traffic Flow Models, Catalin Dimon, Genevieve Dauphin-Tanguy, Dumitru Popescu and Irina Andra Tache.
  • 16:40-17:00: WACA: Workload And Cache Aware Load Balancing policy for web services, Sylvain Lefebvre, Raja Chiky and Sathiya Prabhu Kumar.
  • 17:00-17:20: Fault Tolerance for TDMA Schedule based Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Network, Jitendra Pradhan and A.K. Sarje.
  • 17:20-17:40: A New Novel Opportunistic Routing in Wireless Network, Lifei Gao and Lei Zhu.

Thursday, August 30

TA1 Smart Navigation for Powered Wheelchairs
08:30-10:30 Room: Chappe

  • 08:30-08:50: Real-time Sensor Data for Efficient Localisation Employing a Weightless neural system, Ben McElroy, Michael Gillham, Gareth Howells, Steve Kelly, Sarah Spurgeon and Matthew Pepper.
  • 08:50-09:10: Robotic ADaptation to Humans Adapting to Robots: Overview of the FP7 project RADHAR, Eric Demeester, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Alexander Hüntemann, Joris De Schutter, Boris Lau, Markus Kuderer, Wolfram Burgard, Andrea Fossati, Gemma Roig, Xavier Boix, Marko Ristin, Luc Van Gool, Michael Hofmann, Martijn Rooker, Gernot Kronreif, Anne Gelin, Katrien Vanopdenbosch, Pascal Van der Beeten, Monia Vereecken, Stephan Ilsbroukx, Hans Fraeyman, Hendrik Goessaert, Lieven Broucke and John Josten.
  • 09:10-09:30: SYSIASS – an intelligent powered wheelchair, Annemarie Kokosy, Thierry Floquet, Gareth Howells, Huosheng Hu, Matthew Pepper, Mohamed Sakel and Cécile Donzé.
  • 09:30-09:50: Smart Wheelchairs: past and current trends the example of the VAHM, Odile Horn.
  • 09:50-10:10: A Recursive Bayesian Filter for Landmark-Based Localisation of a Wheelchair Robot, Theodoros Theodoridis, Huosheng Hu, Klaus McDonald-Maier, and Dongbin Gu.
  • 10:10-10:30: Derivative-free Kalman Filtering for autonomous navigation of unmanned ground vehicles, Gerasimos Rigatos.

TA2 Modeling and Control of Renewable Energy Systems
08:30-10:30 Room: Lebon

  • 08:30-08:50: Input-Output Oriented Analytical Modeling of Regular Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines, Dan Stefanoiu and Florin Sebastian Tudor.
  • 08:50-09:10: Robust Digital Controller Design for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines, Florin Tudor, Mihai Cornoiu, Pierre Borne and Dumitru Popescu.
  • 09:10-09:30: Smart monitoring and controlling of wind turbines farms based on wireless sensors networks, Catalin Popeanga, Nicolai Christov and Radu Dobrescu.
  • 09:30-09:50: Discrete-time LQG Control with Disturbance Rejection for Variable Speed Wind Turbines, Raluca Mateescu, Andreea Pintea, Nicolai Christov and Dan Stefanoiou.
  • 09:50-10:10: Hinf mixed sensitivity control design for horizontal axis variable speed wind turbines, Andreea Pintea, Raluca Mateescu, Nicolai Christov and Dan Stefanoiu.

Plenay Lecture II Energy-efficient position-based routing protocols in sensor, actuator and robot networks, D. Symplot-Ryl
11:00-12:00 Room: Migeon

TP1: Control, Observation, Stability
13:30-15:30 Room: Chappe

  • 13:30-13:50: On real-time feedback control systems : requirements, achievements and perspectives, Daniel Simon, Alexandre Seuret and Olivier Sename .
  • 13:50-14:10: Variable Sampled Delayed Feedback Observer Design for Networked Visual Servoing Systems, Haoping Wang, Yang Tian and Nicolai Christov.
  • 14:10-14:30: An LFR approach to varying sampling control of LPV systems: application to AUVs, Emilie Roche, Olivier Sename and Daniel Simon.
  • 14:30-15:50: Stability, l1-Gain Analysis and Control Synthesis for Delayed Discrete-time Positive Switched Systems, Mei Xiang and Zhengrong Xiang.
  • 15:50-15:10: Observer Design for Discrete-time Switched Positive Systems with Time-varying Delays, Mingjie Cai and Zhengrong Xiang.
  • 15:10-15:30: Comparative study between two bio-inspired algorithms applied to the optimization of Neuro-fuzzy-sliding Mode Controller, Allouani Fouad, Boukhetala Djamel and Boudjema Fares.

TP2: Image Processing
13:30-15:30 Room: Lebon

  • 13:30-13:50: Object Recognition Based on Radial Basis Function Neural Networks: experiments with RGB-D camera embedded on mobile robots , Saeed Gholami Shahbandi and Philippe Lucidarme.
  • 13:50-14:10: An Improved Approach to Video Target Tracking Based on Mean Shift, Nan Luo, Huanyu Xu and Deshen Xia.
  • 14:10-14:30: Improving the Effective Resolution of Optical Remote Sensor with Adapted Reciprocal Cell, Jing Wang and Deshen Xia.
  • 14:30-15:50: Retinal Image Enhancement Using Nonsubsampled Contourlet Transform, Chien-Cheng Lee.
  • 15:50-15:10: Path planning with PH G2 splines in R2, Laurent Gajny, Richard Béarée, Eric Nyiri and Olivier Gibaru.
  • 15:10-15:30: Innovative Approach for Efficiency & Security Enhancement using Symmetric Cryptography, Vikas Sharma and Preeti Verma.

Plenay Lecture III Networked Embedded Control Systems: from modeling to implementation Maria Domenica Di Benedetto
16:00-17:00 Room: Migeon