13 - 16 June, 2023

Bucharest | Romania

13 - 16 June, 2023

Bucharest | Romania

Plenary and semi-plenary Lectures

ECC23 will feature three plenary lectures, four semi-plenary lectures and the European Control Award plenary lecture.

  1. Frank Allgower
  2. Alessandro Astolfi
  3. Antonella Ferrara – Multi-Scale Vehicular Traffic Control
  4. Lucian Busoniu – Reinforcement learning and planning with applications to robotics
  5. Mircea Lazar
  6. Sorin Olaru
  7. Melanie Zeilinger

Plenary Lectures will take place at the Auditorium of the Hotel Royal Continental (Continental building); they may also be followed in streaming at the Aula Magna of Partenope Congress Center.

Once the conference is completed, the videos of each of the Plenary lectures can be found on this page.

ECC23 will feature the following five plenary lectures.

  1. Date – Lecture Title 1
  2. Date – Lecture Title 2
  3. Date – Lecture Title 3
  4. Date – Lecture Title 4
  5. Date – Lecture Title 5

Antonella Ferrara – Multi-Scale Vehicular Traffic Control

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna) View Map

Abstract:

The scientific, technological, social and economic impact of successful research in road traffic control is very significant, with immediate effects on safety, quality of life, environment, use of energy resources, and transportation costs. Yet, the development of effective methods and algorithms for road traffic management has to face notable methodological challenges. In addition, the type of traffic control strategies developed so far, the “classical approaches”, need now to be updated and adapted to consider the fast development in automotive technologies, traffic sensors, data processing, and communication. This lecture will address these aspects, starting from an overview of classical traffic control concepts to arrive at encompassing emerging research trends at different scales: from the microscopic scale of individual connected and autonomous vehicle control, to the macroscopic scale of road traffic control, also illustrating how the different scales can efficiently coexist in an advanced vehicular traffic control system. This will be done paying a particular attention to electric mobility, since it seems destined to become the dominant mobility paradigm in the next decades.

Speaker Bio:

Antonella Ferrara received the M.Sc. degree (Cum Laude and printing honors) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer science and electronics from the University of Genova, Italy, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. Since 2005, she has been Full Professor of automatic control at the University of Pavia, Italy, where she is the Head of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, as well as the President of the Research Standing Committee of the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering. Her research activities are mainly in the area of nonlinear control of complex systems, with application to road traffic, automotive systems, robotics and power systems. She is author and co-author of more than 450 publications including more than 150 journal papers, 2 monographs and one edited book. She is/was Senior Editor and Associate Editor of the major scientific journals in the field of Automatic Control. She served as a member of the EUCA Council and, since 2018, she has been the EUCA Conference Editorial Board Chair. She is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee (TC) on Automotive Control, IEEE TC on Smart Cities, IEEE TC on Variable Structure Systems, IFAC Technical Committee on Nonlinear Control Systems, IFAC TC on Transportation Systems, and IFAC Technical Committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles. Among several awards, she was a co- recipient of the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award. She is IEEE Fellow and IFAC Fellow.

Antonella Ferrara

Professor
Dept. of  Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
University of Pavia, Italy

 Lucian Busnoiu – Reinforcement learning and planning with applications to robotics

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna) View Map

Abstract:

Powered by advances in deep neural networks, reinforcement learning (RL) has made great strides in the past decade, and its impact in control is increasingly being felt. This talk will begin by introducing the RL framework and some key algorithms. Afterwards, some recent applications of RL in active robotic mapping will be presented, in which the robot is controlled so as to obtain information about the map as quickly as possible. The map is represented either as an occupancy grid or a function defined over the robot’s operating area. A simpler variation of such a technique that only aims to find the maximum of the function will allow analysis of the convergence rate to the optimum. Time permitting, the talk will conclude with a model-based, planning framework counterpart for RL, with strong converge nce guarantees to the optimal control of general nonlinear systems with general costs.

Speaker Bio:

Lucian Busoniu received his Ph.D. degree cum laude from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, in 2009. He is a full professor with the Department of Automation at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where he leads the group on Robotics and Nonlinear Control. He has previously held research positions in the Netherlands and in France. His research interests include nonlinear optimal control using artificial intelligence and reinforcement learning techniques, robotics, and multiagent systems. His publications include among others a book on reinforcement learning and several influential review articles, one of which is among the top 1% cited papers in ISI Web of Knowledge. He serves on the editorial board of the Elsevier journal Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and was the recipient of the 2009 Andrew P. Sage Award for the Best Paper in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. He has competitively obtained research funding in excess of 1.5 million EUR and was invited to present research on prime-time national TV and in other media.

lucianbusoniu

Lucian Busoniu

Professor
Dept. of Automation
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Name of Lecture 3

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna) View Map

Abstract:

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Speaker Bio:

John is currently a Director of Research of Systems and Computer Engineering at CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He has held visiting positions at Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Kyoto University, The University of Tokyo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, German Aerospace Research Organization in Oberpfaffenhofen and Columbia University in New York. His research activities are focused on the analysis and design of complex systems with uncertainty, and various applications within information technology. On these topics, he has published more than 180 research papers in international journals, books and conferences. He is also a co-author of the book Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, with Applications, Springer-Verlag, London, published in two editions in 2005 and 2013.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IFAC. He is a recipient of the IFAC Outstanding Paper Prize Award for a paper published in Automatica and of the Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences, Institute of Bologna, Italy, Class Physical Sciences, Section Technical Sciences.

In 2010 Dr. Tempo was President of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Beginning in 2015 he will serve as Editor-in-Chief of Automatica. He has been Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2005-2009 and a Senior Editor of the same journal in 2011-2014. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications, Birkhauser. He was General Co-Chair for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013 and Program Chair of the first joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.

John Smith

Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
University of California, Davis

Name of Lecture 4

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna) View Map

Abstract:

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Vivamus vitae auctor lectus, eget vestibulum lectus. Mauris rhoncus ante neque, et volutpat diam molestie et. Vivamus nec mi porta, interdum turpis vitae, malesuada purus. Nullam ac eros odio. Mauris semper velit sit amet erat dapibus, a maximus orci feugiat. Praesent nibh odio, auctor id aliquam at, dictum quis dui. Nullam eget libero id velit luctus posuere. Proin sit amet elit facilisis, imperdiet felis ut, lacinia elit. Quisque venenatis lorem ut felis suscipit iaculis.

Aenean tempor fringilla dapibus. Mauris tincidunt facilisis orci, eu venenatis ligula. Aenean nec massa tellus. Sed hendrerit dolor id est tristique posuere. In quam elit, tincidunt vitae mauris vel, congue consequat enim. Sed consectetur, libero id consectetur varius, quam lorem blandit arcu, vitae facilisis tortor tortor sed ligula. Curabitur et rutrum orci, id rhoncus tortor. Vivamus iaculis eros consectetur faucibus gravida. Phasellus eu elementum libero. Duis sed metus in risus rhoncus dictum quis rutrum metus.

Speaker Bio:

John is currently a Director of Research of Systems and Computer Engineering at CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He has held visiting positions at Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Kyoto University, The University of Tokyo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, German Aerospace Research Organization in Oberpfaffenhofen and Columbia University in New York. His research activities are focused on the analysis and design of complex systems with uncertainty, and various applications within information technology. On these topics, he has published more than 180 research papers in international journals, books and conferences. He is also a co-author of the book Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, with Applications, Springer-Verlag, London, published in two editions in 2005 and 2013.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IFAC. He is a recipient of the IFAC Outstanding Paper Prize Award for a paper published in Automatica and of the Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences, Institute of Bologna, Italy, Class Physical Sciences, Section Technical Sciences.

In 2010 Dr. Tempo was President of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Beginning in 2015 he will serve as Editor-in-Chief of Automatica. He has been Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2005-2009 and a Senior Editor of the same journal in 2011-2014. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications, Birkhauser. He was General Co-Chair for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013 and Program Chair of the first joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.

John Smith

Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
University of California, Davis

Name of Lecture 5

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna) View Map

Abstract:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac arcu eget enim ornare mattis accumsan eu elit. Cras vitae placerat sem. Sed et pulvinar dui. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nam venenatis pharetra ipsum sit amet volutpat. Aenean tempor non urna ut tempus. In hac habitasse platea dictumst.

Sed fringilla rutrum urna, id accumsan nulla facilisis eget. Pellentesque luctus risus interdum, lacinia magna vulputate, elementum lacus. In nec massa orci. Proin vitae gravida sapien. Donec vehicula rutrum ornare. Morbi finibus, leo nec sagittis lacinia, sapien leo aliquet justo, at malesuada neque dui quis tellus. Nullam dictum arcu id risus euismod elementum. Integer ultricies elit dolor, eget molestie leo vehicula sit amet. Maecenas vel aliquam eros. Fusce egestas vel orci auctor scelerisque. Integer pellentesque vitae sapien at pellentesque. Donec odio sem, auctor ut vestibulum in, sollicitudin ut lorem.

Vivamus vitae auctor lectus, eget vestibulum lectus. Mauris rhoncus ante neque, et volutpat diam molestie et. Vivamus nec mi porta, interdum turpis vitae, malesuada purus. Nullam ac eros odio. Mauris semper velit sit amet erat dapibus, a maximus orci feugiat. Praesent nibh odio, auctor id aliquam at, dictum quis dui. Nullam eget libero id velit luctus posuere. Proin sit amet elit facilisis, imperdiet felis ut, lacinia elit. Quisque venenatis lorem ut felis suscipit iaculis.

Aenean tempor fringilla dapibus. Mauris tincidunt facilisis orci, eu venenatis ligula. Aenean nec massa tellus. Sed hendrerit dolor id est tristique posuere. In quam elit, tincidunt vitae mauris vel, congue consequat enim. Sed consectetur, libero id consectetur varius, quam lorem blandit arcu, vitae facilisis tortor tortor sed ligula. Curabitur et rutrum orci, id rhoncus tortor. Vivamus iaculis eros consectetur faucibus gravida. Phasellus eu elementum libero. Duis sed metus in risus rhoncus dictum quis rutrum metus.

Speaker Bio:

John is currently a Director of Research of Systems and Computer Engineering at CNR-IEIIT, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He has held visiting positions at Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Kyoto University, The University of Tokyo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, German Aerospace Research Organization in Oberpfaffenhofen and Columbia University in New York. His research activities are focused on the analysis and design of complex systems with uncertainty, and various applications within information technology. On these topics, he has published more than 180 research papers in international journals, books and conferences. He is also a co-author of the book Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, with Applications, Springer-Verlag, London, published in two editions in 2005 and 2013.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IFAC. He is a recipient of the IFAC Outstanding Paper Prize Award for a paper published in Automatica and of the Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences, Institute of Bologna, Italy, Class Physical Sciences, Section Technical Sciences.

In 2010 Dr. Tempo was President of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Beginning in 2015 he will serve as Editor-in-Chief of Automatica. He has been Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2005-2009 and a Senior Editor of the same journal in 2011-2014. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications, Birkhauser. He was General Co-Chair for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013 and Program Chair of the first joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.

John Smith

Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
University of California, Davis