Coordination Control of Distributed Systems

  • Jan H. van Schuppen
  • Tiziano Villa

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 456)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Case Studies in Control of Distributed Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan H. van Schuppen
      Pages 3-8
    3. Fernando Lobo Pereira, J. Borges de Sousa, R. Gomes, P. Calado
      Pages 9-18
    4. Jorge Estrela da Silva, João Borges de Sousa, Fernando Lobo Pereira
      Pages 19-26
    5. J. Borges de Sousa, Fernando Lobo Pereira
      Pages 27-34
    6. René Boel, Nicolae Marinică
      Pages 35-44
    7. Yubin Wang, Jan H. van Schuppen, Jos L. M. Vrancken
      Pages 45-52
    8. Qin Li, Jan Tijmen Udding, Alexander Pogromsky
      Pages 53-60
    9. Jos C. M. Baeten, Bert van Beek, Jasen Markovski, Lou J. A. M. Somers
      Pages 61-68
  3. Architectures of Distributed Systems and Their Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Jan H. van Schuppen
      Pages 89-95
  4. Coordination Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Jan H. van Schuppen
      Pages 99-106
    3. Pia L. Kempker
      Pages 107-111
    4. André C. M. Ran, Jan H. van Schuppen
      Pages 113-121
    5. Jan Komenda, Tomáš Masopust
      Pages 129-136

About this book


This book describes how control of distributed systems can be advanced by an integration of control, communication, and computation. The global control objectives are met by judicious combinations of local and nonlocal observations taking advantage of various forms of communication exchanges between distributed controllers. Control architectures are considered according to  increasing degrees of cooperation of local controllers:  fully distributed or decentralized control,  control with communication between controllers,  coordination control, and multilevel control.  The book covers also topics bridging computer science, communication, and control, like communication for control of networks, average consensus for distributed systems, and modeling and verification of discrete and of hybrid systems.

Examples and case studies are introduced in the first part of the text and developed throughout the book. They include:

  • control of underwater vehicles,
  • automated-guided vehicles on a container terminal,
  • control of a printer as a complex machine, and
  • control of an electric power system.

The book is composed of short essays each within eight pages, including suggestions and references for further research and reading.

By reading the essays collected in the book Coordination Control of Distributed Systems, graduate students and post-docs will be introduced to the research frontiers in control of decentralized and of distributed systems. Control theorists and practitioners with backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering will find in the book information and inspiration to transfer to their fields of interest the state-of-art in coordination control.



Automated Guided Vehicles Communication Networks Complex Machines Computational Informatics Control Engineering Control Theory Distributed Systems Large-scale Systems Road Networks Underwater Vehicles

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan H. van Schuppen
    • 1
  • Tiziano Villa
    • 2
  1. 1.Delft Institute of Applied MathematicsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dipartimento d'InformaticaUniversità degli studi di VeronaVeronaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10406-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10407-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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