Pinning Control of Complex Networked Systems

Synchronization, Consensus and Flocking of Networked Systems via Pinning

  • Housheng Su
  • Xiaofan Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Housheng Su, Xiaofan Wang
    Pages 1-15
  3. Housheng Su, Xiaofan Wang
    Pages 111-136
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


Synchronization, consensus and flocking are ubiquitous requirements in networked systems. Pinning Control of Complex Networked Systems investigates these requirements by using the pinning control strategy, which aims to control the whole dynamical network with huge numbers of nodes by imposing controllers for only a fraction of the nodes. As the direct control of every node in a dynamical network with huge numbers of nodes might be impossible or unnecessary, it’s then very important to use the pinning control strategy for the synchronization of complex dynamical networks. The research on pinning control strategy in consensus and flocking of multi-agent systems can not only help us to better understand the mechanisms of natural collective phenomena, but also benefit applications in mobile sensor/robot networks. This book offers a valuable resource for researchers and engineers working in the fields of control theory and control engineering.
Housheng Su is an Associate Professor at the Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China; Xiaofan Wang is a Professor at the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.


complex networks consensus of multi-agent systems control engineering control theory flocking of multi-agent systems pinning control synchronization

Authors and affiliations

  • Housheng Su
    • 1
  • Xiaofan Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Control ScienceHuazhong University of Science & Techn.WuhanChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Department of AutomationShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34577-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34578-4
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