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Networked Control Systems

Theory and Applications

  • Fei-Yue Wang
  • Derong Liu
  • Reader will gain access to the most recent results in stability and robustness analysis as they pertain to networked systems as well as new developments related to networked fuzzy and optimal control

  • More efficient networking control will make the readers' systems more flexible and cost-efficient

  • Shows the reader how to take maximum advantage of ubiquitous Internet technologies for distributed plant control


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rachana A. Gupta, Mo-Yuen Chow
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mohammad Tabbara, Dragan Nešić, Andrew R. Teel
    Pages 57-94
  4. Dong Yue, Qing-Long Han, James Lam
    Pages 121-151
  5. George Nikolakopoulos, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Anthony Tzes
    Pages 153-195
  6. Dedong Yang, Huaguang Zhang
    Pages 197-232
  7. Fuchun Sun, Fengge Wu
    Pages 233-259
  8. Wensheng Yu, Long Wang
    Pages 293-341
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 343-344

About this book


Networked control systems (NCS) consist of sensors, actuators and controllers the operations of which may be distributed over geographically disparate locations and coordinated by the exchange of information passed over a communication network. The communication network may be physically wired or not. The widespread applications of the Internet have been a major driving force for research and development of NCS. NCS have advantages in terms of cost reduction, system diagnosis and flexibility, minimizing wiring and making the addition and replacement of individual elements relatively simple; efficient data sharing makes taking globally intelligent control decisions easier with an NCS.

The applications of NCS are very wide, from the large scale of factory automation and plant monitoring to the smaller but complicated networks of computers in modern cars, places and autonomous robots.

Networked Control Systems presents the most recent results in stability and robustness analysis as well as new developments related to networked fuzzy and optimal control. Many of the chapters contain details of case-studies, experimental, simulation and/or other application-related work showing how the theories put forward can be implemented in real systems.

The state-of-the art research reported in this volume by an international team of contributors will make Networked Control Systems an essential reference for researchers and postgraduate students in control, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering and computer science.


Communication Networks Control Control Engineering Embedded Control Systems Fuzzy Control Information Networked Control Systems Optimal Control Real-time Control Robust Control Sensor Switch automation communication robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Fei-Yue Wang
    • 1
  • Derong Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

About the editors

A list of the professional achievements of the Professor Derong Liu includes:

Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), since 2005

AdCom Member (elected), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2006-2009

Editor, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Electronic Letter, 2004-present

Letters Editor, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks, 2006-present

Associate Editor, Automatica, 2006-present

Associate Editor, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 2006-present

Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks, 2004-2006

Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, 2001-2003

Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, 1997-1999

Member, Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society, 1995-2000

General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing
and Control, Sanya, China, 2008

General Chair, 4th International Symposium on Neural Networks,Nanjing, China, 2007

Program Chair, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Hong Kong, 2008

Program Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Approximate Dynamic Programming and
Reinforcement Learning, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007

Program Chair, 21st IEEE International Symposium on IntelligentControl, Munich, Germany, 2006

Program Chair, IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2006

University Scholar, University of Illinois, 2006-2009 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999

Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1997

Michael J. Birck Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 1990

Listed in Who's Who in America

Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering

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