|The 4th HYCON2
PhD School on Control of Networked and
Large-Scale Systems took place on June 21-24, 2011 in Trento, Italy.
Selected speakers lectured during the
school covering the basic concepts
and results on stability and
control of networked control systems, wireless communication,
event-triggered control, communication constraints, consensus
algorithms, decentralized control, distributed optimization, model
predictive control, real-time control, and fundamental large-scale
applications like power and traffic networks.
The school was targeted at graduate
students and researchers who wanted to learn the main concepts of
of networked and large-scale systems, as well as at graduate students
and postgraduate researchers already working in this field. The program
of the school included four full days of lectures, interleaved by
enough time slots to allow scientific discussions among the
participants and with the speakers.
The school was co-organized by the
European Network of Excellence "HYCON2:
HighlY-COmplex and Networked CONtrol systems", by the Technical
Committee on Hybrid Systems of the IEEE Control Systems Society,
and co-sponsored by the University of
The school followed an established
successful tradition of organizing biannual international PhD schools.
The 1st HYCON PhD
School on Hybrid Systems, the 2nd HYCON PhD School
on Hybrid Systems, and the 3rd WIDE PhD School on
Networked Control Systems took place in 2005, 2007, and 2009,
respectively, in Siena, Italy. On these four schools, top researchers
field educated over 400 PhD students from all over the world on a broad
range of topics.