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Hybrid control: taming heterogeneity and complexity of networked embedded systems

Objective

The objective of the NoE HYCON is establishing a durable community of leading researchers and practitioners who develop and apply the hybrid systems approach to the design of networked embedded control systems as found, e.g., in industrial production, transportation systems, generation and distribution of energy, communication systems. Hybrid systems provide a scientific paradigm to systematically address the analysis, modelling, simulation, synthesis, and optimisation of digital controllers for physical plants that communicate directly or via networks with other computerized systems and with human users and supervisors.

Malfunction of the control system can lead to drastic performance degradation, severe damage to humans and the environment and cause significant economic losses. The interaction of digital controllers, communication systems and physical plants originates complex dynamic behaviours that cannot be understood intuitively. At present, the development of such systems is based on extensive testing and frequent iterations without guarantee of performance or even safety.

HYCON aims at a major advancement of the methodology for the design of such systems and their application in power management, industrial controls, automotive control and communication networks. The long-lasting result will be a European Institute of Hybrid Systems (EIHS), designed to become a worldwide focal point for hybrid systems research. The partners of the network span a broad range of expertise, from applied mathematics and computer science to advanced control applications. They share an integrating approach based on the concept of a dynamical system, which provides the basis for understanding and mastering the complexity and heterogeneity issues arising in the design of large distributed networked embedded control systems. The network will contribute significantly to bridge the gap between traditional control engineering and embedded system design.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

FIST SA - FRANCE INNOVATION SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT
Address
83 Bd Exelmans
75016 Paris
France

Participants (26)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koeln
ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'ELECTRICITE - SUPELEC
France
Address
Plateau Du Moulon
91192 Gif Sur Yvette Cedex
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
INSTITUT EUROPEEN POUR LE CONTROLE DE SYSTEMES EMBARQUES
France
Address
Supelec, 3 Rue Joliot Curie
91192 Gif-sur-yvette
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LINKOEPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoeping
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
221 00 Lund
PROJECT ON ADVANCED RESEARCH OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - GRUPPO EUROPEO DI INTERESSE ECONOMICO
Italy
Address
Via Griziotti Giacomo 4
20145 Milano
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
513 Eindhoven
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
CB2 1TS Cambridge
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8
47002 Valladolid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI L'AQUILA
Italy
Address
Piazza Vincenzo Rivera 1
67100 L'aquila
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
Siena
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND
Germany
Address
August-schmidt-strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
1 Place De L'universite
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
Rion Patras
26500 Patras