Apr 1, 2013 - MSC 2012 was the first conference in. Croatia sponsored by the IEEE Control. Systems Society (CSS). In response to the call for papers, 375 ...
The 2012 IEEE Multiconference on Systems and Control
he 2012 IEEE Multiconference on Systems and Control (MSC) was held on October 3–5, 2012 at Dubrovnik Palace Hotel conference center in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The conference was a joint event, comprising the International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC) and the Conference on Control Applications (CCA).
Technical program MSC 2012 was the first conference in Croatia sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS). In response to
the call for papers, 375 contributed and invited session papers from 47 countries on six continents were received. After a thorough and in-depth peer-review process, Program Chairs Ji Feng Zhang and Eric Rogers created a technical program with a total of 282 papers (three invited and 40 regular CCA sessions, one invited and six regular ISIC sessions, four plenary sessions, and one tutorial session). The preconference day, October 2, was dedicated to workshops. The technical workshops were on:
Ship Tirena, which is a replica of a 16th century galleon, as viewed from the conference hotel.
The conference venue terrace during a coffee break. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MCS.2012.2234974 Date of publication: 14 March 2013
»» Control Design for Energy Efficient Buildings, organized by Sunil Ahuja, Veronica Adetola, and Draguna Vrabie »» Systems and Synthetic Biology, organized by Graziano Chesi »» Randomization and Averaging in Estimation, Optimization and Control, organized by Oleg Granichin and Alexander Fradkov. Also, an Ideas and Technology of Control Systems Workshop organized by Bozenna Pasik-Duncan for high school students and teachers attracted
(From left) CCA 2012 Program Chair J.F. Zhang, MSC 2013 General Chair M. Vidyasagar, MSC 2012 General Chair S. Bogdan, and MSC 2012 Registration Chair V. Gazi.
(From left) MSC 2012 Invited Sessions Chair Z. Kovacic with W. Drewelov and O. Simanski.
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Hands-on experience during the workshop on control systems held for high school teachers and students.
a large number of attendants. The students and teachers had an excellent opportunity for obtaining hands-on experience on the robotics and control equipment provided by the Center for Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) and the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS), both of which are affiliated with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb. Four plenary talks on the state-ofthe-art research topics were delivered: »» “Control of Molecular Purity, Crystal Structure, and Particle Size Distribution in Pharmaceutical Crystallization” by Richard D. Braatz »» “Bioinspired Flying Robots” by Dario Floreano »» “Adaptive Learning Structures for Real-Time Optimal Control
and Graphical Games” by Frank L. Lewis »» “Predicting Epileptic Episodes? A Systems and Information Theoretic Approach” by Iven Mareels.
Social Program and Awards It is well known that the organization of a conference is not possible without the help of student volunteers. MSC 2012 was no exception, and the enormous effort and enthusiasm that our young colleagues placed into the organizational activities were irreplaceable. Their initiative in organization of the students’ informal dinner that took place in the Old City of Dubrovnik, was accepted warmly by the MSC 2012 student participants. The conference organizing committee is obliged to all of them. The conference participants, many of whom brought their families, enjoyed the conference banquet that
Prof. Dario Floreano during his delivery of a plenary talk. 88 IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS MAGAZINE » APRIL 2013
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, MSC 2012 Tutorials and Workshops chair (right), and Tamara Petrovic, MSC 2012 Local Arrangements chair (left).
took place at the conference venue. The banquet program included a set of folk dances from the Dubrovnik region, performed by the local dance group, and folk music, performed by the group Kase from Dubrovnik. Two awards were presented during the banquet program. Prof. Graziano Chesi, who was the Best Student Paper Award (BSPA) chair, announced the four finalists, Waqqas Ahmad, Natalia Amelina, Gian Antonio Susto, and Kwang-Ki Kim. Based on the evaluation of the BSPA committee, the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award was Gian Antonio Susto for the paper, “Least Angle Regression for Semiconductor Manufacturing Modeling,” coauthored by Gian Antonio Susto and Alessandro Beghi. The second laureate was Prof. Richard D. Braatz who received the (continued on p. 91)
Gian Antonio Susto (left), recipient of the Best Student Paper Award, and Prof. Yutaka Yamamoto (right), IEEE CSS president-elect.
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2011 IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award, which recognizes the transition of control and systems theory to practical industrial or commercial systems. Both awards were presented by IEEE CSS President-Elect Prof. Yutaka Yamamoto.
Concluding Words and Invitation to MSC 2013 Listening to the comments of the people during and after the conference, I trust that most of them enjoyed the interesting technical sessions. The fact that MSC 2012 was held in
MSC 2012 was held in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. one of the most beautiful cities in the world helped to make this conference even more memorable and inspiring. Last but not least, I wish to thank all members of the MSC 2012 Organizing Committee for their valuable time and effort that they put into all segments of organization.
I take this opportunity to invite you all to participate in next year’s conference that will take place in Hyderabad, India. See you all at MSC 2013! Stjepan Bogdan Maja Matijasevic
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