| The 5th HYCON2 PhD
School on Control of Networked and Large-Scale
EFFINET PhD School on Control of
Drinking Water Networks took place Monday
July 1 to Friday July 5, 2013 at IMT
The school was targeted at graduate students and
researchers who want to learn the main concepts of
the appealing field of networked control of
large-scale systems, as well as at graduate
students and postgraduate researchers already
working in the area.
The school was attended by 91 participants coming from 12 european and non-european countries. 47 out of 91 participants came from outside Italy.
14 selected speakers lectured
during the school covering the basic concepts
and results on:
- stability and control of
networked control systems
- wireless communication
- event-triggered and
- consensus algorithms
- decentralized control
- distributed optimization
- model predictive control
- real-time embedded control
- large-scale applications
such as power and water distribution networks.
school was organised at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca.
Lectures were held in the auditorium of "Complesso San Micheletto", a
former medieval monastery built in the VIII century and situated in the
hystorical centre of Lucca, within the city walls.
program of the school included five full days of
lectures, interleaved by enough time slots to
allow scientific discussions among the
participants and with the speakers.
The social event,
held on July 3rd, was organized as a buffet banquet settled in the
internal courtyard of the "San Micheletto" complex.
The location was highly appreciated by both the students and the
lecturers, and many of them enjoyed the opportunity to visit one of the
most beautiful towns in Tuscany.
the morning of Friday, July 5 took also place the
"EFFINET PhD School on Control of
Drinking Water Networks".
schools are co-organized within European
research activities under the following
school followed an established successful
tradition of organizing biannual international
PhD schools. The 1st
HYCON PhD School on Hybrid Systems, the 2nd HYCON PhD School on
Hybrid Systems, the 3rd
WIDE PhD School on Networked Control Systems,
and the 4th
HYCON2 PhD School on Control of Networked and
Large-scale Systems took place in 2005,
2007, 2009, and 2011, respectively. On these
four schools, top researchers in the field
educated over 450 PhD students from all over the
world on a broad range of topics.