Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Information Processing and Decision Making in Distributed Control Systems"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Christoforos Hadjicostis and Prof. Cedric Langbort, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Prof. Nuno C. Martins, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Prof. Serdar Yuksel, Queen's University, Canada

This special issue focuses on the highly interdisciplinary research in the theory and application of distributed control and communication systems. The increasing use of heterogeneous channels such as the internet or dedicated bus lines, particularly in the context of distributed systems, challenges conventional assumptions of perfect communication and instantaneous observation, and calls for the development of systematic optimal control design tools for distributed control systems. This special issue aims at presenting research from various disciplines in a coherent context, which can serve as a guide for research in information processing and decision making over communication networks and uncertain information channels.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Optimal and robust control under decentralised information structures
  • Design algorithms and principles for distributed control systems, including design with partial information
  • Distributed consensus, agreement, and optimisation
  • Stochastic dynamic games and teams
  • Distributed sensing over noisy channels
  • Distributed control under rate and distortion constraints
  • Multi-terminal information theory: source and channel coding
  • Graphical models in distributed control
  • Distributed estimation and diagnosis

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: 31 May 2008