[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation and Posters -- 4th Annual Symposium on Emerging Topics in Control and Modeling: Networked Systems

Leonardo bobadil1 at illinois.edu
Sat Sep 8 10:45:37 PDT 2012

Call for Participation and Posters -- 4th Annual Symposium on Emerging 
Topics in Control and Modeling: Networked Systems

Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
October 15-16, 2012
Committee Email: csl-symposium-cmns at googlegroups.com 
<mailto:csl-symposium-cmns at googlegroups.com>
Registration Deadline: October 7, 2012
Poster Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012

* Twelve one-hour invited talks from eminent researchers specializing in 
networked systems
* Panel discussion with invited speakers
* Poster presentations by graduate students and researchers
* Social events and provided lunches

(1) Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor at University of California, 
(2) Thomas Corbet, Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia 
National Laboratories
(3) Domitilla Del Vecchio, Associate Professor at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology
(4) Eric Feron, Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
(5) Fred Hadaegh, Senior Research Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(6) Colin Harrison, Director of Strategic Innovation at IBM
(7) Marija Ilic, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
(8) Volkan Isler, Associate Professor at University of Minnesota
(9) PR Kumar, Professor at Texas A&M University
(10) Jie Liu, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research

And more to expect from NSF, AFRL...

Networked systems are communicating cyber-physical systems found in a 
breadth of applications, such as smart systems, multi-agent robotics, 
wireless sensor networks, intelligent transportation systems, automated 
agriculture, cloud computing, biological networks, and countless others. 
  Despite the diversity of their applications, they share some common 
control and modeling challenges.  Networked systems may have large 
dimension with geographically distributed control tasks that must be 
accomplished in real-time, and may be composed of heterogeneous 
components (e.g., vehicles, robots, humans, smart phones).  Desirable 
properties like stability and safety are complicated due to the presence 
of varying time delays, channel bandwidth limits, communication link 
failures, and disturbances.  Solutions to these issues will require the 
coordinated effort from various areas such as communication, control, 
systems engineering, and computer science.

This symposium aims to foster cross-pollination between research fields, 
to expose and discuss innovative theories and methodologies to help 
develop reliable and dependable networked systems, and to identify new 
applications and challenges.  The event is organized by graduate 
students and will be of special interest to graduate students pursuing 
research in these areas.  The 2011 symposium had over one-hundred attendees.

For more information on the symposium, please visit: 

Best regards,

The Organizing Committee
Student Committee: Leonardo Bobadilla, Ronald Choe, Ahmed Fawaz, Taylor 
Johnson, Nanjun Liu, and Yangmin Xie
Faculty Advisors:  Tamer Basar, Timothy Bretl, Naira Hovakimyan, Steven 
LaValle, Sayan Mitra, William H. Sanders, Dusan Stipanovic, Daniel Work, 
and Sheng Zhong

Leonardo Bobadilla

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