Fourth Biannual Meeting on Systems and Control Theory
May 13-15, 2010
Some time ago, Brian
Ingalls (University of Waterloo), Manfredi Maggiore
(University of Toronto), and Andrew Lewis (Queen's
University) decided to have a biannual meeting for researchers and graduate
students in control theory in the vicinity of Southern Ontario. The first
such meeting was held in May 2004 at Queen's
University, with subsequent meetings at Toronto and Waterloo
in May of 2006 and 2008, respectively. These meetings have proven an
effective and enjoyable way of sharing research ideas with colleagues
geographically near to one another.
While the focus of the initial three meetings was on ''nonlinear'' control
theory, many of the participants were not strictly ''nonlinear'' control
theoreticians. This is being explicitly recognised in a change of the
meeting name from ''Meeting on Nonlinear Control'' to what is given above.
The focus, however, remains on two facets of previous meetings that have
shown themselves to be successful.
- Talks should have a sufficient fundamental component as to be of broad
interest. This is not to say that application oriented talks will not be
appreciated, but rather that significant focus should be on theoretical
components, so as to hold the interest of a general systems and control
- Priority will be given to graduate students presenting their research in
the format of a half hour talk, even though this work may be incomplete. It
is preferred if talks by faculty could be of a tutorial nature, to enhance
the experience, both of graduate students and other faculty in the audience.
Such tutorial talks can be of 50 minutes duration.
Andrew D. Lewis (andrew at mast.queensu.ca)