The 1st IFAC Workshop on Control of Complex Systems (COSY 2022) will be held Thursday to Friday, November 24-25, 2022 in Bologna, Italy.
COSY 2022 aims to be the first of a series of IFAC Workshops on Control of Complex Systems. The workshop will gather academics and professionals from the control community who share the interest for complex systems, offering them a forum where to discuss current research developments, open problems, emerging structural properties and methodologies.
The main focus of the workshop is on the study of structural properties of systems which consist of the interconnection of a number of subsystems and which are characterized by the complexity due to one or more of the following features: lack of knowledge about the system dynamics; perturbations, disturbances and changes of the external demand; uncertainty of the interconnection topology; hybrid or heterogeneous nature of the sub-processes; structural adaptation to moving goals; variable environment; large dimensionality; constrained variables and communication constraints. Examples of complex systems are evolving systems, switching systems, impulsive systems, networks of agents, and, more generally, systems of systems and cyber-physical systems. Applications are found in modelling and control of natural processes (e.g., in biology and genetics), social sciences dynamics (e.g., in community networks studies) and man-made processes (e.g., in engineering design, manufacturing, networks and communications, power distribution, management).
Submissions to COSY 2022 are solicited in the form of contributed papers and invited tracks/sessions (through IFAC Papercept submission system). The submission deadline for invited track/session proposals is May 15, 2022. The submission deadline for contributed papers and invited papers is May 31, 2022.
2022 IEEE WORKSHOP ON COMPLEXITY IN ENGINEERING
Florence, July 18-20,2022
COMPENG is a series of international workshops founded in 2010 aimed at providing a forum for experts and professionals working on the latest developments in complexity science and its application in an engineering perspective. The topics of the workshop round on complex systems and engineering, as Data and data-driven systems, Biophysics, Bio-inspired robotics and biomedical engineering, Complex systems and networks, Control in sensor and actuator networks, Communication and Transportation, Ecosystems and climate, Electronic and opto-electronic systems, Laser dynamics, nonlinear optics and opto-mechanics, Machine Learning, Neurotechnology and neuroscience, Nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes, Smart grids, and Time-series analysis and modelling.
Many real systems can be modeled as networks, where the elements of the system are nodes and interactions between elements are edges. An even larger set of systems can be modeled using dynamical processes on networks, which are in turn affected by the dynamics. Networks thus represent the backbone of many complex systems, and their theoretical and computational analysis makes it possible to gain insights into numerous applications. Networks permeate almost every conceivable discipline —including sociology, transportation, economics and finance, biology, and myriad others — and the study of “network science” has thus become a crucial component of modern scientific education.
The school “Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications” offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.