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 advanced 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 application. Strictly theoretical papers will find a more appropriate home in Control Engineering Practice's sister publication, Automatica. It is also expected that papers are innovative with respect to the state of the art and are sufficiently detailed for a reader to be able to duplicate the main results of the paper (supplementary material, including datasets, tables, code and any relevant interactive material can be made available and downloaded from the website). The benefits of the presented methods must be made very clear and the new techniques must be compared and contrasted with results obtained using existing methods. Moreover, a thorough analysis of failures that may happen in the design process and implementation can also be part of the paper.

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

Papers demonstrating the contribution of automation and control in improving the performance, quality, productivity, sustainability, resource and energy efficiency, and the manageability of systems and processes for the benefit of mankind and are relevant to industrial practitioners are most welcome.

Fields of applications in control and automation:
•Automotive Systems •Aerospace Applications •Marine Systems •Intelligent Transportation Systems and Traffic Control •Autonomous Vehicles •Robotics •Human Machine Systems •Mechatronic Systems •Scientific Instrumentation •Micro- and Nanosystems •Fluid Power Systems •Gas Turbines and Fluid Machinery •Machine Tools •Manufacturing Technology and Production Engineering •Logistics •Power Electronics •Electrical Drives •Internet of Things •Communication Systems •Power and Energy Systems •Biomedical Engineering and Medical Applications •Biosystems and Bioprocesses •Biotechnology •Chemical Engineering •Pulp and Paper Processing •Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing •Water/Gas/Oil Reticulation Systems •Environmental Engineering •Agricultural Systems •Food Engineering •Other Emerging Control Applications

Applicable methods, theories and technologies:
•Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Model Validation •System Identification and Parameter Estimation •Observer Design and State Estimation •Soft Sensing •Sensor Fusion •Optimization •Adaptive and Robust Control •Learning Control •Nonlinear Control •Control of Distributed-Parameter Systems •Model-based Control Techniques •Optimal Control and Model Predictive Control •Controller Tuning •PID Control •Feedforward Control and Trajectory Planning •Networked Control •Stochastic Systems •Fault Detection and Isolation •Diagnosis and Supervision •Actuator and Sensor Design •Measurement Technology in Control •Software Engineering Techniques •Real-time and Distributed Computing •Intelligent Components and Instruments •Architectures and Algorithms for Control •Real-time Algorithms •Computer-aided Systems Analysis and Design •Implementation of Automation Systems •Machine Learning •Artificial Intelligence Techniques •Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems •Production Planning and Scheduling •Automation •Data Mining •Data Analytic •Performance Monitoring •Experimental Design •Other Emerging Control Theories and Related Technologies


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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