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International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications


Special Issue on: "Progress in Networked Control Systems"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Huijun Gao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Prof. Dimitris Hristu-Varsakelis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Prof. Karl H. Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Feng-Li Lian, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

This special issue aims at disseminating the latest in interdisciplinary research on the theory and application of networked control systems (NCS). The increasing use of heterogeneous communication media as part of the control loop challenges conventional assumptions of perfect communication and instantaneous observation, and has given rise to a number of complementary efforts to devise analysis and design tools for NCS. The issue focuses on presenting, in a coherent context, research that attempts to address control and communication issues simultaneously. In particular, authors are encouraged to submit cross-disciplinary contributions, emphasising the importance of control, communication, networking, and sensor aspects of NCS.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Control and stability (e.g., control of networks, control over networks, hybrid, and distributed control)
  • Networks (e.g., fieldbuses, wireless and sensor networks, scheduling, fault-tolerance, security)
  • Architecture (e.g., integrated communication and control, multi-layering, cross-layering, QoS)
  • Analysis (e.g., formal modelling, verification, evaluation, validation, simulation)
  • Applications (e.g., robotics and multi-agent systems, embedded systems, factory and building automation, energy and environment, transportation).

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2009