ECC 91

First European Control Conference

Grenoble, France, July 2-5, 1991

 

 

The First European Control Conference was held on July 2 to 5, 1991 at Grenoble Alpes Congrès Centre in Grenoble, France.

The organization of the European Control Conference reflected the need for a stronger scientific exchange and cooperative research between the members of "Control" community in Europe and in particular within the European Economic Community.

670 participants from 35 countries attended the Conference including 200Ph. Students, 370 Academia and 100 from industry.

522 participants came from the European Economic Community.

The conference was organized by the Groupement de Recherche "AUTOMATIQUE" of teh Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), with the help of the Laboratoire díAutomatique de Grenoble.

The Conference was sponsored by CNRS (Department of Engineering Science) and the Commission of European Communities (CEC) under the SPRINT Programme. CEGELEC was the industrial partner. The conference was also co-sponsored by MEN (Ministry of Education), MRT (Ministry of Research and Technology), DRET (Ministry of Defence), EDF (Electricity of France), CNES (Centre National des Etudes Spatiales), INPG (National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble) and AFCET (Association Française pour la Cybernétique Economique et Technique).

 

Scientific Programme

The International Programme Committee and the Organizing Committee devoted enormous energy to organize an outstanding conference presenting the state of the art in Control Theory and Applications.

Contributions from 5 continents (35 countries) have been presented. This included:

  1. 14 plenary tutorial talks covering various aspects of the control field

  2. 28 invited sessions (138 contributions) covering recent developments in strategic area of control research

  3. 6 panel discussions

  4. 275 contributed papers (selected from 420 submitted papers).

    Among the 427 conferences presented, 317 came from European Economic Community.

    The titles of the plenary talks, invited sessions and panel discussions are attached.

    A technical exhibition sponsored by various industries, software developers and book publishers has been organized during the Conference.

     

    Opening Session

    Representatives of the main sponsor organizations have participated at the Opening Session.

    The General Chairman I.D. Landau presented a talk entitled " Automatic Control- A European Perspective"

    It was followed by the talks of representatives of the CEC, H. Péro, Principal Administrator Brite Euram Programme from DG XII-Belgium and M. Arblaster fromDG XIII, SPRINT Programme focused on the objectives and means of CEC.

    The last speakers were R. Castagné, Director of Engineering Sciences, at Ministry of Education and J.C. Charpentier, Scientific Director of Department of Engineering Sciences who emphasized the place of Automatic Control within the general context of the Engineering Sciences.

     

    Social Events

    There were two major events: the Welcome Reception on July, 2nd and the Banquet on July, 4th.

    The Welcome Reception was held at the Grenoble Alpes Congrès Centre. The participants were greeted by Mr Gascon, the Deputy Mayor of Grenoble and they tested the delicious preparation of Chavant, a renewed "cuisine chef" (two stars in Michelin guide).

    The highlight of the social events was the Banquet organized on July 4th, at the "Château du Touvet" one of the jewels of the Grenoble area. The participants were welcomed by the marvellous music of the "Cors de Chasse" in their beautiful dresses and then they admired the charming landscaped waterfalls before they enjoyed a typical french dinner.

    Brief talks have been delivered by Ioan Landau and Manfred Thoma.

     

    Proceedings

    The proceedings contain 2600 pages and they have been published by Hèrmes, Paris.

    Proceedings are available from Edition Hèrmes Science Publications, 8 quai du Marché Neuf, 75004 Paris ñ France, et the price of 1800 FF.

    (http://www.editions-hermes.fr)

    European Community Control Association

    The dynamics generated by the organization of this Conference and the resulting resonance within the scientific community have led to the founding of the European Community Control Association (ECCA) which will organize future European Control Conferences on a regular basis. More generally it will encourage the development of the discipline and exchanges between Control specialists from the countries of the European Economic Community.

    The first meeting of the Administrative Council of ECCA was held in Grenoble in July, 1st. The Administrative Council elected the Governing Board of the ECCA for the next two years. The members of the Governing Board are :

  5. I.D. Landau President

  6. J.C. Willems Vice-President

  7. A. Isidori Vice-President

  8. M. Gevers Secretary

  9. J. Lèvine Treasurer

     

    Acknowledgements

    Every member of the Organizing Committee, of the International Programme Committee and of the local Organizing Committee is to be acknowledged for making this First European Control Conference a perfect success. Their names appear in the attached list.

    Finally, I would like to thank Dorothée Normand-Cyrot, Programme and Finance Chairman and Jean Michel Dion, Local Arrangements Chairman for their involvement and contributions to this project.

     

    Ioan D. Landau

    General Chairman

    First European Control Conference

    ECC 91

    GENERAL CHAIRMAN

    Ioan Doré LANDAU LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble

    PROGRAMME & FINANCE CHAIRMAN

    Dorothée NORMAND-CYROT LSS-CNRS-ESE Gif sur Yvette

    LOCAL ARRANGEMENT CHAIRMAN

    Jean Michel DION LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble

    PROGRAMME VICE-CHAIRMEN

    Albert BENVENISTE IRISA-INRIA Rennes

    Guy COHEN ENSMP Fontainebleau

    Luc DUGARD LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble

    Michel FLIESS LSS-CNRS-ESE Gif sur Yvette

    André TITLI LASS-CNRS Toulouse

    PUBLICITY

    Jean LEVINE ENSMP Fontainebleau

    PROCEEDINGS CHAIRMAN

    Christian COMMAULT LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble

    CONFERENCE SCRETARIAT

    Jeanne Malbos CEPHAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble

    INTERNATIONAL STEERING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

    J. ACKERMAN (G) R. MARINO (I)

    G. BASTIN (B) D.Q. MAYNE (UK)

    P. BERNHARD (F) S. MONACO (I)

    S. BITTANTI (I) E. MOSCA (I)

    A.J. VAN DEN BOOM (NL) G.J. OLSDER (NL)

    J. BORDET (F) P. PARASKEVOPOULOS (GR)

    J. DESCUSSE (F) P.C. PARKS (UK)

  10. DOURADO (P) J. RICHALET (F)

    P.M. FRANK (FRG) J.E. RIJNSDORP (NL)

  11. GEVERS (B) P.D. ROBERTS (UK)

K. GLOVER (UK) M. ROBIN (F)

M.J. GRIMBLE (UK) J.H. VAN SCHUPPEN (NL)

V. HERNANDEZ (E) J. SENTIERO (P)

  1. ISIDORI (I) E. SINNER (L)

H.W. KNOBLOCH (G) S. TSAFESTAS (GR)

P.M. LARSEN (DK) J.C. WILLEMS (NL)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

H. ALLA Ph. DROUET

F. BARDINON L. DUGARD

G. BORNARD E. DUPONT

I. BOYER Y. FREIN

B. BROGLIATO S. GENTIL

A. CHERUY J. LAISSUS

M.R. CHOISY I.D. LANDAU

C. COMMAULT J. MALBOS

B. DESCOTES-GENON M.MíSAAD

J.M. DION D. REY

 

EUROPEAN CONTROL CONFERENCE ñ ECC-91

 

  1. PLENARY TALKS
  1. Representations and Control of Symmetric Systems,

    J.C. Willems (The Netherlands)

  2. Petri Nets for Modelling of Dynamic Systems,

    R. David (France)

  3. Diophantine Equations in Control,

    V. Kucera (Tchéchoslovaquie)

  4. Control of Distributed Parameters Systems,

    A. Boussoussan (France)

  5. Feedback Control of Nonlinear Systems,

    A. Isidor (Italy)

  6. Integrated Automation in Complex Man-Machine Systems,

    G. Johannsen (Germany)

  7. Simplified Refined Instrumental Variable Estimation and True Digital Control,

    P.C. Young (United Kingdom)

  8. Applications of Input-Output Techniques to Control Problems,

    R. Ortega (Mexique)

  9. Can we identify Adaptive Control,

G. Goodwin (Australia)

10)Some Current Research Directions in Control of Discrete Event Systems,

W.H. Wonham (Canada)

11) Nonlinear and Adaptive Control in Biotechnology,

G. Bastin (Belgium)

  1. Control of Unstable Systems,

    G. Stein (USA)

  2. Robustness of Control Systems,

    J. Ackermann (Germany)

  3. Intelligent Control

K.J. Aström (Sweden)

  1. INVITED SESSIONS
  1. Model Based Fault Diagnosis in Dynamic Systems : P.M. Frank, B. Dubuisson
  2. Expert System CASCD (Invited poster session) : J. James, S. Gentil
  3. Generalized Predictive Control : Theory : D. Clarke, V. Wertz
  4. Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems : P. Kokotovic, L. Praly
  5. Frequency and Time Domain Techniques for Distributed Parameters Systems : R. Curtain, J. Pritchard
  6. Algebraic Theory of Nonlinear Systems : S.T. Glad, M. Fliess
  7. Model Based Predictive Controls : J. Richalet
  8. + 9) Algebraic Aspects in Discrete Event Systems-(I) & (II) : E. Wagneur
  1. Large Scale and Parallel Matrix Computation in Control and Signal Processing ñ Algorithms and Architecture for Real Time : P.J. Fleming, V. Hernandez
  2. Theory and Applications of H∞ Robust Design : M.J. Grimble, H. Kwakernaak
  3. Stochastic Systems, Realization and Identification : J.H. Van Schuppen
  4. Applications of Nonlinear Control Theory : J. Lévine, R. Marino
  5. Connections between Control and Signal Processing : S. Bittanti
  6. Robustness Analysis of Systems with Structured Uncertainties : J. Ackermann, M. Mansour
  7. Robust Control Design in Frequency Domain : A. Oustaloup, I. Horowitz
  8. Adaptive Control of Benchmark Example : M. MíSaad, L. Dugard
  9. Control Applications of Optimization : D.Q. Mayne, P.D. Roberts
  10. New Trends in Nonlinear Feedback Design : C. Byrnes, A. Isidori
  11. Identification for Robust Control : M. Gevers, R. Bitmead
  12. Intelligent Control by means of Expert Systems : S. Tsafestas, J. Aguilar-Martin
  13. Modelling and Control of Biotechnological Processes : A. Munack, A. Cheruy
  14. Digital Control : S. Monaco, B. Wittenmark
  15. Robot Control : C. Canudas de wit, C. Samson
  16. Digital Control in Power Electronics and Electrical Drives : A. de Carli, Y. Dote
  17. Estimation and Stochastic Control of Hybrid Systems : C. Yang, M. Mariton
  18. C2A session poster ñ New Tools for Real-Time Systems Development and Programming : A. Benveniste
  19. Systems Control Field Bus F.I.P. : J.P. Thomesse, J.P. Elloy

 

  1. PANEL DISCUSSIONS
  1. Advanced Control in the Process Industries : Prospects and Problems : J.E. Rijnsdorp, P. Delasalle
  2. Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in the Control Field : P. Parks, P. Treleaven
  3. Control Education in Europe : P. Larsen, S. Monaco
  4. Implicit Systems & Singular Systems : M. Malabre, M.A. Christodoulou
  5. Intelligent Control in Control Theory and Industry : A. Titli, A. Benveniste
  6. Nonlinear Control after Twenty Five Years : J. Descusse, A.J. Fossard