3rd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems


NecSys’12, September 14-15, 2012, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, Santa Barbara, California

Final Technical Program available HERE

Available Slides of Plenary Speakers
  1. Bassam Bamieh, UC Santa Barbara, Coherence and Disorder in Large Dynamical Networks

  2. Christina Fragouli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Bringing Network Coding Closer to Practice

  3. Massimo Franceschetti, UC San Diego, A Journey Through Data-Rate Theorems for Communication and Control

  4. Georgios B. Giannakis, University of Minnesota, In-network Rank Minimization and Sparsity Regularization: Algorithms and Application to Unveiling Traffic Anomalies

  5. Ian A. Hiskens, University of Michigan, Enhanced Power System Responsiveness Through Distributed Control of Loads

  6. Sonia Martínez, UC San Diego, Attack-Resilient Control Algorithms for Remotely-Operated Vehicles

  7. Prashant Mehta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Recent Advances in Nonlinear Filtering with Applications to Neuroscience

  8. Andrea Montanari, Stanford University, Collaborative Filtering: Models and Algorithms

  9. Asu Ozdaglar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Network Security and Contagion

Relevant Dates and Proceedings
  • Submissions to NecSys 12 are open as of March 25. Please, read the Information for Authors.

  • Extended Papers submission deadline: April 30, 2012

  • Notice of acceptance: June 14, 2012

  • Final version due: July 15, 2012

  • Early registration deadline: July 15, 2012

  • Hotel registration deadline: August 13, 2012

  • Workshop dates: Friday and Saturday September 14-15, 2012

Context and Scope

Networked systems are complex dynamical systems composed of a large number of simple systems interacting through a communication medium. These systems arise as natural models in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as sensor networks, autonomous unmanned vehicles, biological networks, and animal cooperative aggregation and flocking.

The workshop will focus on the most innovative mathematical methods proposed in the last few years for the analysis and design of networked systems.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from control, computer science, communication, game theory, statistics, mathematics and other areas to discuss emerging topics in networked systems of common interest.

Thematic Areas
  1. Coordinated control and estimation over networks

  2. Multivehicle systems, flocking, and consensus

  3. Control under communication constraints: quantization, limited bandwidth, erasure channels

  4. Decentralized algorithms for computation over sensor networks

  5. Randomized, gossip, and message passing algorithms. Belief propagation

  6. Graph models for networks. Percolation. Network coding

  7. Distributed and decentralized signal processing

  8. Distributed and cooperative optimization

  9. Cooperation in the presence of adversaries, networked games

  10. Robust coordination under malicious attacks

Workshop Organization: Plenaries and Interactive Sessions

The workshop will be single track and will feature: 10 plenary presentations, and 4 interactive poster/interactive sessions of contributed papers (2 per day).

The poster/interactive sections will not be in parallel with the invited plenaries. This nontraditional choice of oral presentation only for the invited speakers and interactive presentations for all contributed papers, is motivated by the interdisciplinary topics of this workshop. In fact, the invited oral presentations will be of tutorial nature while the contributed papers will be organized in interactive poster sessions with limited number of contributions and with ample reserved time slots, thus hopefully stimulating discussions and promoting ideas exchanges.

  1. IFAC, The International Federation of Automatic Control:

    1. IFAC Technical Committee Main-Sponsor: TC1.5.

    2. Other IFAC Technical Committee(s) Co-Sponsor: TC1.1, TC1.4, TC2.2, and TC2.3

  2. Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems and Computation at UCSB

  3. Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies at UCSB

  4. College of Engineering at UCSB