• Panagiotis D. Christofides
  • Jinfeng Liu
  • David Muñoz de la Peña
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


In Chap. 7, the main results of each chapter of the book are reviewed. Future research directions in networked and distributed process control are also discussed.


Model Predictive Control Network Control System Control Architecture Measurement Delay Model Predictive Controller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panagiotis D. Christofides
    • 1
  • Jinfeng Liu
    • 1
  • David Muñoz de la Peña
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y AutomáticaUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain

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