Structural Methods in the Study of Complex Systems

  • Elena Zattoni
  • Anna Maria Perdon
  • Giuseppe Conte

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 482)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Structure of Complex Dynamical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zoltán Szabó, József Bokor
      Pages 57-90
    3. Henk J. van Waarde, Nima Monshizadeh, Harry L. Trentelman, M. Kanat Camlibel
      Pages 91-112
  3. Control and Observation of Complex Dynamical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Giuseppe Conte, Anna Maria Perdon, Elena Zattoni
      Pages 167-201
    3. Moisés Bonilla Estrada, Michel Malabre, Vadim Azhmyakov
      Pages 203-239
  4. Applications of Complex Dynamical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-279

About this book


Structural Methods in the Study of Complex Systems helps the reader respond to the challenge of mastering complexity in systems and control. The book details the fundamental control problems arising from complex dynamical systems and shows how they can be tackled effectively by means of methods developed from graph theory, differential algebra and geometric approaches. These “structural methods” produce abstractions that fit a wide variety of applications by taking advantage of their intrinsic focus on the essential characteristics of dynamical systems, their geometric perspective and visual representation, and their algebraic formalization and ability to generate algorithmic frameworks to complement the theoretical treatment.

The original work and latest achievements of the contributors, expanding on material presented at a workshop organized to coincide with the 2018 European Control Conference will assist systems and control scientists interested in developing theoretical and computational tools to solve analysis and synthesis problems involving complex dynamical systems. The contributions provide a comprehensive picture of available results along with a stimulating view of possible directions for future investigations in the field. Emphasis is placed on methods with solid computational background and on specific engineering applications so that readers from both theoretical and practical backgrounds will find this collection of use.


Complex Systems Hybrid Systems Dynamical Systems Networks Switching Systems Implicit Systems Structural Methods Algebraic/Geometric Methods Graph Theory Impulsive Systems Singular Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Elena Zattoni
    • 1
  • Anna Maria Perdon
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Conte
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “G. Marconi”Alma Mater Studiorum Università di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheANCONAItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheANCONAItaly

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