Control Engineering Practice

Control Engineering Practice

A Journal of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control





Editor-in-Chief:A. Kugi





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Control Engineering Practice strives to meet the needs of industrial practitioners and industrially related academics and researchers. It publishes papers which illustrate the direct application of control theory and its supporting tools in all possible areas of automation. As a result, the journal only contains papers which can be considered to have made significant contributions to the application of control techniques. It is normally expected that practical results should be included, but where simulation only studies are available, it is necessary to demonstrate that the simulation model is representative of a genuine industrial application. Strictly theoretical papers will find a more appropriate home in Control Engineering Practice's sister publication, Automatica. Control Engineering Practice papers will tend to be shorter, and relevant to industrial readers.

In addition to purely technical applications papers the journal carries papers on topics linked to the application of automation, including social effects, cultural aspects, project planning and system design, and economic and management issues.

The scope of Control Engineering Practice matches the activities of IFAC:

• Aerospace • Marine systems • Communication systems • Biomedical engineering • Pulp and paper processing • Environmental engineering • Scientific instrumentation • Transportation and vehicles • Power generation and other utilities • Mining, mineral and metal processing • Chemical and biotechnical process control • Manufacturing technology and production engineering

The journal covers all applicable technologies:

• Robotics • Identification • Signal processing • Project management • Autonomous vehicles • Powertrains • Computer networking • Modelling and simulation • Human-computer systems • Components and instruments • Adaptive and robust control • Electromechanical components • Model-based control techniques • Fault detection and diagnostics • Software engineering techniques • Hydraulic and pneumatic components • Real-time and distributed computing • Intelligent components and instruments • Architectures and algorithms for control • Computer-aided systems analysis and design • Software design, verification, safety, etc. • Artificial intelligence techniques, including fuzzy control neural networks and genetic algorithms.

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Automation and Control Engineers, Electronic and Electrical Engineers.

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Editor-in-Chief A. Kugi Inst. of Automation and Control, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstr. 27-29 376, 1040 Vienna, Austria, Deputy Editor-in-Chief B. Huang Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, 9107 - 116 Street, Edmonton, T6G 2V4, Canada, Editors , Associate Editors P. Albertos Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, C. Aldrich Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia, A. Alleyne University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA, H. Asama University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, F. Assadian Jaguar Cars Ltd, Coventry, England, UK, G. Balas University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, C. Batlle Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain, M. Blanke Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark, X. Bombois Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, C Bordons Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, A. Chatterjee Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, B. Chaudhuri Imperial College London, London, UK, Y.Q. Chen University of California at Merced, Merced, CA, USA, G. Chiu Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, M.H. Costin General Motors Corporation, Warren, MI, USA, I.K. Craig University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, F. Cuzzola Danieli Automation, Buttrio, UD, Italy, S. Daley University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, F. Delli Priscoli Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy, A. Desbiens Université Laval, Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot, QC, Canada, L. Eriksson Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, P. Falcone Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, M. Ghanes Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications France, Cergy-Pontoise Cedex, France, M. Gilson Bagrel Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN), Vandoeuvre, France, F. Giri Université de Caen Basse Normandie, Caen, France, D. Gu University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, T. Hagglund Lund University, Lund, Sweden, J. Hahn Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, T. Hamel Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France, V. Havlena Prague 4, Czech Republic, K.A. Hoo Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, A. Horch ABB Corporate Research, Ladenburg, Germany, G.W. Irwin Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK, T. Kawabe Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, E. Kerrigan Imperial College London, London, UK, R. King Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany, M. Kinnaert Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium, P. Korba ABB Switzerland Ltd, Daettwil, Switzerland, T.H. Lee National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore, X. Li Fudan University, Shanghai, China, G. Lightbody University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, S. Liu Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, S. Longhi Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, J. Lu Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, USA, A. Lynch , G. Magnani Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, O.P. Malik University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, I. Mareels University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia, C. Melchiorri Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, L. Menini Universita` di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, T. Meurer Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria, T. Morton Senergy Econnect Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Z. Nagy Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, J. Normey-Rico Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil, A. Pashkevich Université de technologie de Troyes, Troyes, France, C.E. Pereira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil, I. Polushin University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, M-N. Pons ENSICAEN, Nancy, France, C. Rabbath DRDC - Valcartier, Quebec, QC, Canada, N.L. Ricker University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, G. Rizzo Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano SA, Italy, J.Z. Sasiadek Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, S. Savaresi Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, O. Sawodny Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, G. Schitter Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria, K. Schlacher Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz, Linz, Austria, A. Sciarretta Institut Francais du Pétrole (IFP), Rueil-Malmaison, France, P.J. Seiler Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN, USA, N. Sepehri University of Manitoba, Winnipe
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