The workshop is over. The organizers, Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS, Univ. Toulouse) and Leonid Mirkin (Technion—IIT), thank all speakers and participants for contributing to the workshop and making it an enjoyable event to organize. The talks are available for downloading from this site.
The field of robust control provides the theoretical principles and the numerical tools to design engineering control systems that give adequate performance in an uncertain environment. During the last three decades robust control theory has developed formal methods that deal with key issues ranging from the early theory of disturbance rejection to stability and performance margins optimization. Deeply rooted in rigorous mathematics, the aim of robust control is to develop theoretical and computational tools for versatile practical applications ranging from guidance and control of aerospace systems, to control systems for the manufacturing industries, communication and biological systems.
Robust control of systems with time delays has emerged as one of the most active areas of robust control during the last decade. This is mostly driven by the development of new efficient numerical methods (such as LMI) and the dominating presence of uncertain time delays in such hot applications as control over communication networks and control in biological systems.
- Frédéric Colledani, CEA Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
“Experimental Comparative Study of Control Architectures for Haptic Interfaces Including Communication Delays”
- Emilia Fridman, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel
“A Linear Operator Inequalities/LMI Approach to Stability and Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems”
- Frédéric Gouaisbaut, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse, France
“Quadratic Separation Framework Applied to Time Delay Systems”
- Per-Olof Gutman, Technion—IIT, Israel
“An Example of Modified Smith Predictor Design with QFT”
- Didier Henrion, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse, France & Czech Technical Univ. in Prague, Czech Republic
“Positive Trigonometric Polynomials for Strong Stability of Difference Equations”
- Laurentiu Hetel, LAGIS-CNRS Univ. Lille, France
“Discrete and Inter-Sample Analysis of Systems with Aperiodic Sampling”
- Orest Iftime, Univ. of Groningen, The Netherlands
“A Robust Control Algorithm for Switched Distributed Parameter Systems”
- Maxim Kristalny, Lund Univ., Sweden
“Decentralized Feedforward Control of Wind Farms: Prospects and Open Problems”
- Edouard Laroche, LSIIT Univ. Strasbourg, France
“H-inf Preview Control of An Active Stabilizer for Heart-Beating Surgery”
- Leonid Mirkin, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Multiple Delay Dead-Time Compensation: From Stability- to Performance-Driven Configurations”
- Zalman J. Palmor, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Design and Implementation of the Novel Feedforward Action Smith Predictor on the Quadruple Tank Process with Multiple Delays”
- Dimitri Peaucelle, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse, France
“The Integral Quadratic Separation Framework”
- Alexandre Seuret, GIPSA-CNRS Univ. Grenoble, France
“Stability Analysis of Linear Systems Under Asynchronous Samplings”
- Uri Shaked, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel
“Robust H-inf Control and Estimation of Retarded State-multiplicative Stochastic Systems”
“Applying Switching with Dwell Time to Robust Control of Linear Systems”
- Tal Shima, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Cooperative Differential Games Strategies for Robust Active Aircraft Protection from a Homing Missile”
- Gilead Tadmor, Northeastern Univ., USA
“Modeling Fluid Flow on Inertial Manifolds: Physics, Geometry and the Challenge of Model Reduction”
The organizers owe a debt of gratitude to
- The French Scientific Office for Cooperation in Israel
- The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Systems Engineering at the Technion
- The Israeli Association for Automatic Control
- The Moshe Yanai Fund for the Promotion of International Conferences at the Technion
- The Arlene & Arnold Goldstein Center at the Technion Autonomous Systems Program
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion
Domaine du Castel is our supplier to all social events. Domaine du Castel, is a family estate founded by Eli Ben-Zaken in 1988. The winery and the vineyards are located 17 km (10 miles) west of Jerusalem in the Judean Hills at an altitude of 700 m (2300 feet) in one of Israel's best and biblical wine regions. Workshop participants will enjoy the Petit Castel, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec.
There is no registration fee, but please contact if you are planning to attend.
The workshop will be hosted by the Arlene and Arnold Goldstein UAVs and Satellites Research Center at the Technion. All talks will be held in Room 560, Lady Davis Bld. The campus map with both the workshop venue and Forchheimer guest house marked can be downloaded from here (the red line shows a walking pass between the guest house and Lady Davis building).
Ben Gurion Airport is Israel's major international gateway. It is located on the outskirts of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, 115km from the workshop venue. A ride between Ben Gurion Airport and Haifa should last about an hour to an hour and a half. The following transportation options are available:
- There is direct train service (costs ₪38.5≈€8) between Ben Gurion Airport and Haifa, with trains almost every hour all night long and, mostly, twice in an hour during the day (due to public transportation adherence to Shabbat observance, there is no trains between Friday at ≈14:30 and Saturday at ≈21:30). Tickets are purchased at the vendor or the automatic machines at the entrance to the train station. Your destination is Haifa Hof HaKarmel station, which is the first stop in Haifa. From there take bus line 11 (25min, costs ₪6.4≈€1.3, tickets can be purchased from the driver) to the Technion. If your destination is Forchheimer Guest House, you need either the first (faster, but a bit longer walk) or the last bus stop (the swimming pool) in the campus. A cab from Hof HaKarmel to the Technion should cost ≈€10).
- Amal taxi operates shared taxi service from the Ben Gurion Airport to Haifa (costs ₪87≈€19). This transport serves up to 10 passengers per vehicle and will leave the airport upon filling the cabin, so you may experience some wait time until departure. This service takes each passenger to her/his own destination, thus possibly prolonging the trip in Haifa itself. Alternatively, there are "individual" taxis from the airport (costs ≈€90; on Shabbat—between Friday evening and Saturday evening—the price may be higher). Taxis operate continuously regardless of Shabbat.
Weather in April should be perfect: average daily temperatures are a minimum of 13°C and a maximum of 24°C. Rains are normally rare this time of the year.
Currency in Israel is Israeli New Sheqel (ILS or ₪). All major currencies are exchangeable. All major credit cards are usually acceptable in shops, restaurants, etc (but not in public transportation or by taxi drivers). For official exchange rates see here. More information regarding Israeli currency can be found here.
Electricity. The electric current in Israel is 220 volts AC, single phase, 50 Hz. Most Israeli sockets are of the three-pronged variety (Type H) but should accept the Europlug and, in many cases, some other European two-pronged plugs (Types E and F) as well. Electric shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may require adapters / transformers, which can be purchased in Israel.
Haifa, Israel's third largest city, is situated in a broad natural bay between the Mediterranean Sea and the Carmel mountain range. The city's terraced landscape offers a rich variety of breathtaking panoramas. The city has many museums and cultural centers as well as restored quarters, historic sites, and 17 km of beaches. Haifa's famous tourist attraction is the Bahá'í World Centre, with the golden Shrine of the Báb and the surrounding gardens, considered one of the wonders of the world. Haifa is a good starting point for visiting tourist attractions such as Acre (25km), Nazareth (40km), Sea of Galilee (60km) and Caesarea (40km). Jerusalem is only 150km away. For more information, visit the following web-sites:here.