Analysis and Synthesis of Large-scale Systems

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2016

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Analysis and Synthesis of Large-scale Systems.

The last few decades have witnessed the rapid growth of research and development on large-scale systems (LSSs) due to the increasing complexity and the growing demand of modern engineering systems. The LSSs can normally be viewed as interconnections of multiple subsystems. Many practical systems can be described by the LSSs such as power systems, multi-robot systems, communication networks, transportation networks, and supply chains. In such a large-scale system, the centralized control framework may become impossible for its implementation. The decentralized and distributed controls have emerged as the attractive control methodologies to handle the scale and interactions of large-scale complex systems. However, the interactions among different subsystems introduce many challenges in the analysis and synthesis of such systems. Therefore, it is of significance to address several fundamental problems regarding real-time analysis, estimation and control of these systems.

The primary objective of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to provide up-to-date discussions on technical trends and advanced methodologies in system analysis and control design of large-scale systems. Of particular interest the papers in this Special Section are devoted to the development of advanced communication technology used in LSSs, decentralized/distributed state estimation and control of LSSs, and their applications in industrial process systems. The contributions to this Special Section are expected to provide the latest results in advanced analysis, optimization, control and filtering and real applications for large-scale dynamical systems. Topics to be covered in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication resource optimization in LSSs
  • New control algorithms for LSSs
  • Decentralized/distributed state estimation of LSSs
  • Decentralized/distributed control of LSSs
  • Scheduling and control co-design of LSSs
  • Cooperation control of networked LSSs and its industrial applications


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Associate Editor: Hamid Reza Karimi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Guest Editors:
1. Dan Zhang, Zhejiang University of Technology, People’s Republic of China
2. Hui Zhang, Shanghai Maritime University, People’s Republic of China
3. Fuwen Yang, Griffith University, Australia


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,