Variable Structure Systems with Application to Economics and Biology

Proceedings of the Second US-Italy Seminar on Variable Structure Systems, May 1974

  • A. Ruberti
  • R. R. Mohler
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VI
  2. A. Isidori, A. Ruberti
    Pages 44-53
  3. Roger W. Brockett
    Pages 54-63
  4. E. Fornasini, G. Marchesini
    Pages 64-82
  5. G.-S. J. Cheng, T. J. Tarn, D. L. Elliott
    Pages 83-100
  6. G. Guardabassi, A. Locatelli
    Pages 101-115
  7. Alan S. Willsky, Steven I. Marcus
    Pages 116-137
  8. Giorgio Picci
    Pages 138-162
  9. P. d’Alessandro
    Pages 170-199
  10. C. Bruni, M. A. Giovenco, G. Koch, R. Strom
    Pages 244-264
  11. H. T. Banks, R. P. Miech, D. J. Zinberg
    Pages 265-277
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 322-323

About these proceedings


The proceedings of the Second US-Italy Seminar on Variable Structure Systems is published in this volume. Like the first seminar, its conception evolved from common research interests on bilinear systems at the Istituto di Automatica of Rome University and at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Oregon State University. Again, the seminar was focused on variable structure systems in general. In this case, however, emphasis is given to applications in biology and economics along with theoretical investi­ gations which are so necessary to establish a unified theory and to motivate further developments in these applications of social significance. By bringing together the talents of social and biological scientists with those of engineers and mathematicians from throughout Italy and the United States, the seminar was intended to yield a cross-pollination of significant results and a base for more meaningful future research. The editors are encouraged by the progress, with which they hope the reader will agree, is made in this direction. No pretense is made, however, that completely satisfactory integration of theore­ tical results and applications has been accomplished at this time. Among the more important conclusions which have resulted from this seminar are that bilinear and more general variable structure models arise in a natural manner from basic principles for certain biological and economic processes.


Structure biology dynamics economics economy enzyme immune response

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Ruberti
    • 1
  • R. R. Mohler
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di AutomaticaUniversita RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical and Computer EngineeringOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-07390-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-47457-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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