New Developments on Reliable Control and Filtering of Complex Nonlinear Systems

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of New Developments on Reliable Control and Filtering of Complex Nonlinear Systems.

During the past three decades, the problems of reliable control and filtering have attracted considerable attention due to the growing demands for system safety, reliability, maintainability, and survivability. The main aim of reliable control and filtering is to design a suitable controller and filter with guaranteed stability and performance, respectively, not only when all the system components are in operation, but also in the situation when some component failures occur. To guarantee a higher reliability level and better control performance, reliable control systems depending on various control strategies have been concerned to achieve these critical requirements, i.e., the pole region assignment method, coprime factorization method, the algebraic Riccati equation (ARE)-based method, the Hamilton-Jacobi inequality (HJI)-based method, and linear matrix inequality (LMI)-based method, for example. Although many researchers have investigated the reliable control/state estimation problems for linear systems with different scenarios for many years, the topic of reliable control/filtering in complex nonlinear systems is still in the early stage of development and many critical issues remain to be further investigated.

The primary objective of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to provide up-to-date research on technical innovations and theoretical advancement in system analysis and reliable controller/filter design of complex nonlinear systems. Of particular interest, the articles in this Special Section are devoted to the modeling of complex nonlinear systems, the development of advanced communication technology used in nonlinear systems, distributed reliable control/state estimation, fault detection and isolation, fault-tolerant control of nonlinear systems, and their applications in industrial process systems. The contributions to this Special Section are expected to provide the latest results in advanced analysis, optimization, reliable control/filtering and real applications for nonlinear dynamical systems.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical modeling of complex nonlinear systems
  • The characterizations of the system failures/faults
  • Co-design of reliable control systems
  • Reliable control/state estimation schemes of nonlinear systems with guaranteed performance
  • Distributed reliable control/state estimation for networked nonlinear systems
  • Advanced fault detection and diagnosis and fault-tolerant control schemes for nonlinear systems
  • Resiliency, robustness and reliability analysis in practical engineering systems
  • Reliable control/state estimation of stochastic nonlinear systems and their industrial applications


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Associate Editor: Jianbin Qiu, Harbin Institute of  Technology, China

Guest Editors:

  1.  Yanling Wei, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  2. Ye-Hwa Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  3. Hak-Keung Lam, King’s College London, UK
  4. Hamid Reza Karimi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Recent Developments in Consensus Problems for Complex Networked Systems
  2. Analysis and Synthesis of Large-scale Systems
  3. Learning Systems Based Control and Optimization of Complex Nonlinear Systems


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

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