The aim of the Symposium is to bring together experts working in systems and control to discuss new trends, exchange new ideas, establish fruitful contacts, and promote interactions among the various fields of interest. The main theme of the Symposium is to study the mathematical structure of systems and the limits it imposes on control system design and performance.
The previous meetings helped to formulate what is now called the structural approach to control theory. This approach bridges algebraic and geometric methods, provides additional insight, and furnishes new design procedures.
The topics of the conference include:
• Linear and non linear systems
• Structural invariants
• Algebraic and geometric methods
• Infinite dimensional systems
• Time delay systems
• Implicit and hybrid structures
• Control strategies
• Robust control
• Constrained Control
• Computational algorithms for analysis and Design
The Symposium will consist of contributed sessions, invited sessions, plenary lectures, and panel discussions. Young researchers are especially encouraged to attend.