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Variable Structure Systems: Towards the 21st Century

  • Xinghuo Yu
  • Jian-Xin Xu
  • Recent developments in Variable Structure Systems Theory

  • The book includes an authoritative survey from the founders of VSS theory, e.g. V.I. Utkin


Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 274)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Vadim I. Utkin
    Pages 1-32
  3. Katsuhisa Furuta, Yaodong Pan
    Pages 57-81
  4. Giorgio Bartolini, Arie Levant, Alessandro Pisano, Elio Usai
    Pages 83-108
  5. Xinghuo Yu, Zhihong Man
    Pages 109-127
  6. Ali Jafari Koshkouei, Russell E. Mills, Alan S. I. Zinober
    Pages 129-153
  7. İbrahim Haskara, Cem Hatipoğlu, Ümit Özgüner
    Pages 155-174
  8. Jian-Xin Xu, Jin Zhang
    Pages 175-200
  9. Asif Šabanović, Karel Jezernik, Nadira Šabanović
    Pages 223-251
  10. Christopher Edwards, Sarah K. Spurgeon, Chee Pin Tan
    Pages 253-282
  11. Liu Hsu, José Paulo Vilela Soares da Cunha, Ramon R. Costa, Fernando Lizarralde
    Pages 283-313
  12. Hebertt Sira-Ramírez, Victor M. Hernández
    Pages 315-341
  13. Vadim Utkin, B. Castillo-Toledo, A. Loukianov, O. Espinosa-Guerra
    Pages 343-363
  14. Mehmet Önder Efe, Okyay Kaynak, Xinghuo Yu
    Pages 365-390
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 416-417

About this book


The book is a collection of contributions concerning the theories, applications and perspectives of Variable Structure Systems (VSS). Variable Structure Systems have been a major control design methodology for many decades. The term Variable Structure Systems was introduced in the late 1950’s, and the fundamental concepts were developed for its main branch Sliding Mode Control by Russian researchers Emelyanov and Utkin. The 20th Century has seen the formation and consolidation of VSS theory and its applications. It has also seen an emerging trend of cross-fertilization and integration of VSS with other control and non-control techniques such as feedback linearization, ?atness, passivity based control, adaptive and learning ? control, system identi?cation, pulse width modulation, H geometric and algebraic methods, arti?cial intelligence, modeling and optimization, neural networks, fuzzy logic, to name just a few. This trend will continue and ?ourish in the new millennium. To re?ect these major developments in the 20th Century, this book - cludes 16 specially invited contributions from well-known experts in VSS theory and applications, covering a wide range of topics. The ?rst chapter, “First Stage of VSS: People and Events” written by Vadim Utkin, the founder of VSS, oversees and documents the historical developments of VSS in the 20th Century, including many interesting events not known to the West until now. The second chapter, “An Integrated Learning Variable Structure Control Method” written by Jian-Xin Xu, addresses an important issue regarding control integration between variable structure control and learning control.


Computational Intelligence Control Systems Fuzzy Sliding Mode Trend Variable Structure artificial intelligence design electronics fuzzy logic learning modeling neural network optimization systems theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Xinghuo Yu
    • 1
  • Jian-Xin Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty for Informatics and CommunicationCentral Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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