Time Delay Equations and Control Theory

Dobbiaco (Bolzano - Italy), June 25-29, 2001

The Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche of the University of Trieste is organizing a Summer School on 'Time Delay Equations and Control Theory'  in Dobbiaco (Bolzano - Italy) in the period June 25-29, 2001. The School is organized in collaboration with the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Automatica of the University of Ancona and is partially supported by the 'Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica' (Gruppo Nazionale di Calcolo Scientifico) and by the IEEE - Control System Society (IEEE Central and South Italy Section, IEEE-CSC, Italian Chapter).

Time delay equations appear in modeling a very large number of dynamical behaviours and their study is of great importance in areas of control theory like process control, teleoperation, remotely operated vehicles and others. In recent years, a large effort has been made for developing suitable mathematical tools and numerical procedures which may allow to deal with theoratical and applied problems and a number of results concerning analytic properties and construction of solutions for time delay equations is now available. At the same time, classical design techniques have been extended to time delay systems and several control problems have been solved or partially solved. However, the mutual impact of the advances in these two directions has not yet been completely exploited or even explored. The aim of the School is to illustrate the state of the art in this area from the point of view of numerical analysis, on one side, and from that of control theory, on the other, so to promote exchange of ideas and cross fertilization. In particular, the School inted to offer to young researcher the possibility to increase their culture and knowledge in an area where mathematics and control theory meet closely.

The School consists of invited lectures. The invited speakers are:

Alfredo Germani of the 'Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica' of the University of l'Aquila (Italy),

Karel in't Hout of the Mathematical Institute dell'Università di Leiden (The Nederlands),

Giovanni Marro of the 'Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica' of the University of Bologna (Italy),

Michel Dambrine of the 'Ecole Centrale Lille' of Villenueve D'Ascq (France),


The title of the lectures are the following:

June 25
June 26
June 27
June 28
June 29
 9.00-10.30  Introduction  9.00-10.30  in't Hout  9.00-10.30  in't Hout  9.00-10.30  Dambrine  9.00-...  Panel discussion
coffee break coffee break coffee break coffee break  
11.00-12.30  Marro 11.00-12.30  in't Hout 11.00-12.30  Germani 11.00-12.30  Dambrine  
lunch lunch lunch lunch  
14.30-16.00  in't Hout 14.30-16.00  Marro 14.30-...    excursion  14.30-16.00  Dambrine  

Please, note:

Please, send your registration form (which encloses the Hotel reservation *) by April 30, 2001 to (Torelli Lucio - Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche - Università degli Studi di Trieste - 040 6762677 - fax 040 6762636)

* The name of the Hotel is Apparthotel Germania (ph. +39 0474 972160, fax +39 0474 973272) and it is located close (5 minutes by walking) to the railway station (close to the level-crossing).


Summer School on Numerical Methods for ODEs (Dobbiaco (BZ) 3-7 luglio 2000)

For any information:

                    Lucio TORELLI                       Giuseppe CONTE

                    Alfredo BELLEN                      Annamaria PERDON