9th Workshop on Control of Distributed Parameter Systems

June 29th - July 3rd 2015, Beijing, China

Organisers: Jun-Min Wang (BIT) and Bao-Zhu Guo (AMSS)

Conference Venue: Room 101 of the Graduate School

The control of distributed parameter systems (DPS) is indisputably at the leading edge of the field of mathematical control theory. Since its inception in the 1960's, along with modern control theory, the field of DPS has undergone a burst of growth since the 1970's, and rapid developments since the 1980's. Although the general aims are the same as for lumped parameter systems, the speciality of DPS lies in its infinite-dimensional nature. This gives rise to distinctive features. These include modelling mainly via partial differential equations (PDEs); the solutions of the open and closed-loop system in the underlying state space, i.e., Banach or Hilbert spaces; control designs; feedback syntheses; computations and visualizations locations of actuators and sensors, as well as structural properties like controllability, observability, and optimal control. Each of these problems may lead to even more sophisticated mathematical problems. Although the control theory for DPS has attained a certain level of maturity, the opportunities and challenges are still numerous for e.g., linear DPS especially for multi-dimensional PDEs with uncertainties, nonlinear PDEs, and stochastic PDEs. Investigations into these will lead to a wealth of new system theoretic results for DPS.

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