Open Invited Tracks available for submission can be found below. Please check here for the details about Open Invited Tracks. The list will be continuously updated.
Yuichi Chida (JP), Masami Iwase (JP), Norihiro Kamakichi (JP), Ayanori Yorozu (JP)
Agriculture and forestry are very important fields for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Automatic harvesters and autonomous vehicles have been developed and put to practical use to support these sectors. Their development depends on the full application of measurement and control technologies that are the product of collaborative research. In this invited session, we would like to present recent applications, and collaborations between industry and academia, in agriculture and forestry for the development of new technology.
Yuji Yasui (JP), Hayato Nakada (JP)
For the world permanently sustainable, more efficient and carbon-neutral vehicle systems are required and have been developed over the past decades. Recent trends on automotive vehicle systems are going toward so-called CASE technologies: Connected vehicle, Autonomous vehicles, Share/Service, and Electrification. Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) requires high-precision recognition and control by taking account of other vehicles and passengers. In near future, smart cities will give enormous vehicle-to-everything (V2X) information to vehicles. Powertrain electrification needs coordinated entire energy management among different power resources such as motor, battery, inverter, engine and driveline for reduction of electricity/fuel consumption. In this session, wide and broad range of automotive control systems and methodologies will be highlighted: automotive control, modeling, identification, state estimation, on-board diagnosis, efficient implementation, recognition and sensing for smart vehicles and cities.
Andrés Marcos (ES), Masayuki Sato (JP)
The aerospace industry is traditionally very receptive, and an early adopter, of robust control methods due to the trade-off required for the systems between demanding performance (e.g. precise guidance and control, sustainable aircraft, stringent science observations) versus robustness (e.g. to uncertainty, challenging environment, faults). This was specially the case for space, which saw early deployment of robust modeling, control, and analysis methods in: launchers (beginning of 1990’s), telecommunication satellites (early 2000’s), and the European Autonomous Transfer Vehicle (mid-2000’s). Since those early years, the consolidation of modeling and analysis methods (such as mu-analysis) and the development of new design approaches (such as the structured H-infinity approach) have led to a quiet revolution in the adoption of these methods by industry. For example, the latter robust control method has been applied in space to the Rosetta (2016) and Microscope (2016) missions while in aeronautics was flight tested in JAXA MuPAL-alpha (2016) --and seems the design method of choice now by commercial aircraft makers as testified by numerous studies (e.g. by Airbus).
This Open Invited Track session aims to present high-fidelity aerospace applications of robust methods as well as collaborations between industry and academia that have benefited by their use. We hope to attract a wide array of articles covering commercial and military aircraft, as well as current and/or future space missions.