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Modelling, Estimation and Control of Networked Complex Systems

  • Alessandro Chiuso
  • Luigi Fortuna
  • Mattia Frasca
  • Alessandro Rizzo
  • Luca Schenato
  • Sandro Zampieri
  • Cutting-edge results of modelling, estimation and control of networked complex systems

  • Percents real world applications of networked complex systems such as agent coordination, synchronization, social and economics events, networks of critical infrastructures, resources allocation, information processing, control over communication networks


Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Collective Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arturo Buscarino, Luigi Fortuna, Mattia Frasca, Alessandro Rizzo
      Pages 3-25
    3. Pietro De Lellis, Mario di Bernardo, Francesco Garofalo
      Pages 27-42
    4. Dario Bauso, Laura Giarré, Raffaele Pesenti
      Pages 43-58
    5. Cristian Secchi, Cesare Fantuzzi
      Pages 59-74
  3. Social Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Carlo Piccardi, Renato Casagrandi
      Pages 77-89
    3. Roberto Setola, Stefano De Porcellinis
      Pages 91-106
  4. Sensor Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Giuseppe C. Calafiore, Fabrizio Abrate
      Pages 109-126
    3. Roberto Ambrosino, Bruno Sinopoli, Kameshwar Poolla
      Pages 127-142
    4. Andrea Gasparri, Sandro Meloni, Stefano Panzieri
      Pages 143-158
  5. System Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Giacomo Innocenti, Donatello Materassi
      Pages 161-175
    3. Emanuele Garone, Bruno Sinopoli, Alessandro Casavola
      Pages 191-206
    4. Giorgio Battistelli, Alessio Benavoli, Luigi Chisci
      Pages 207-221
    5. A. Pietrabissa, F. Delli Priscoli
      Pages 223-238

About this book


The paradigm of complexity is pervading both science and engineering, leading to the emergence of novel approaches oriented at the development of a systemic view of the phenomena under study; the definition of powerful tools for modelling, estimation, and control; and the cross-fertilization of different disciplines and approaches. This book is devoted to networked systems which are one of the most promising paradigms of complexity. It is demonstrated that complex, dynamical networks are powerful tools to model, estimate, and control many interesting phenomena, like agent coordination, synchronization, social and economics events, networks of critical infrastructures, resources allocation, information processing, or control over communication networks. Moreover, it is shown how the recent technological advances in wireless communication and decreasing in cost and size of electronic devices are promoting the appearance of large inexpensive interconnected systems, each with computational, sensing and mobile capabilities.


Networked Complex Systems Topologie communication complex networks complex systems complexity dynamical systems information linear optimization model modeling nonlinear dynamics programming stability wireless sensor networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Chiuso
    • 1
  • Luigi Fortuna
    • 2
  • Mattia Frasca
    • 2
  • Alessandro Rizzo
    • 3
  • Luca Schenato
    • 4
  • Sandro Zampieri
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Tecnica e Gestione dei Sistemi IndustrialiUniversitá di PadovaVicenzaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica e dei SistemiUniversitá degli Studi di CataniaCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed ElettronicaPolitecnico di BariBariItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly

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From the reviews:

“This collection of papers presents recent research on theory and applications related to systems engineering, information processing, and control over complex networks. Relevant readers include researchers, practicing engineers, and graduate students interested in nonlinear dynamics, complexity, and networked systems.” (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 30, June, 2010)