Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - June 7 9, 2006


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Scope and Topics

The IFAC conference series on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (ADHS) is focused on the Automation of Dynamical Systems. ADHS'06 will take place in Alghero and is the second conference of this series after ADHS'03 in Saint Malo. The ADHS series follows the successful conference series on the Automation De Processus Mixed / Automation Of Mixed Processes (ADPM'92 in Paris, ADPM'94 in Brussels, ADPM'98 in Reims, ADPM'2000 in Dortmund). 

Networked computers control which includes a large amount of discrete switching logic and event interactions with continuous systems is ubiquitous in the control of manufacturing processes, trains, planes, cars, etc. These systems become increasingly complex and difficult to design and to verify while the requirements for dynamics performances and safety are also increasing. 

The development of systematic methods for efficient and reliable realisations of hybrid automation systems is a key issue in industrial information and control technology and is therefore currently of high interest to control and computer scientists in research institutions as well as in many industrial sectors.

The aim of the IFAC ADHS'06 conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners with background in control and computer science in order to provide a survey of the advances in the field of hybrid systems and of their ability to take up the challenge of analysis, design and verification of efficient and reliable control systems. 

Contributions are invited in all areas pertaining to the engineering of hybrid dynamic systems including: modeling, specification, analysis, verification, control synthesis, simulation, and implementation. 

Contributions on applications of hybrid methods in various fields, such as process industry, transport systems (cars, planes, trains, ships, ), communication networks, safety systems, are particularly encouraged. Synthetic presentations of hybrid-system problems in these fields are also encouraged.