CICSyN2010

 

Second International conference on

 

 

 Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks

Liverpool, UK, 28 – 30 July 2010

(Click here to view CICSyN2010 CICSyN2009 Proceedings in IEEE Digital Library)

 

 

 

Important Dates

Call for Papers

Paper Submission

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Registration

Venue/Rooms

Liverpool

College Accommodation

Accommodation

Travel to Liverpool

Flights & Travel

Social Events

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates

Submission of

Full/Short/Poster/WIP papers: 30 April 2010

 

Notification

Paper: 10 May 2009

 

Camera-ready

to CPS server &

copyright form:

20 May 2010

 

 

Registration

(Payment) due:

14 May 2009

Credit Card on EDAS

 

Conference Chairs:

Athanasios Pantelous

University of Liverpool

Alessandra Orsoni

Kingston University

Adam Brentnall

Queen Mary, London

University

 

Programme Chairs:

Atulya Nagar

Hissam Tawfik

Geetam Tomar

 

Local Arrangements/

Venue Chairs:

Dhiya Al-Jumeily

Richard Zobel

 

General Chair:

David Al-Dabass

 

General Co-Chair:

Ajith Abraham

 

 

EUROSIM

Liaison Chair:

Richard Zobel

 

 

 

CD Label (ISBN etc)

Scheduled Papers

 

Keynote and Tutorial Speakers: Presentations: keynote-1, tutorial, keynote-2

 

Conference Venue: Jurys Inn Liverpool Hotel,  31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN

 

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Paper Registration: FINAL DEADLINE 4 June 2010:  Payment

 

Use template below to format your paper:

 

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Then submit it through EDAS: http://edas.info

 

Papers are invited on any aspect of Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks. Papers presenting work validated by experimentation, simulation or analysis are solicited. Papers with application and experimental focus from both industry and academy, duly documenting lessons learnt from test-beds, field trials or real deployments are particularly welcome. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the EDAS system. The conference will be held in Liverpool city, United Kingdom.

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 

Tracks/Themes

 

Intelligent Systems

Hybrid Intelligent Systems & Hybrid Soft Computing

Sensor Nodes, Circuits, Devices, Wireless Sensor Networks
RFIDs and their applications
Protocols and Standards
Modelling and Performance
Software Platforms and  Middleware
Tools and Techniques for Design, Deployment, Testing and Evaluation
Security, Authentication, Wireless Security, Dependability
Discrete Event and Real Time Systems

Image, Speech and Signal Processing

Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine

Virtual Reality, Visualization and Computer Games

Parallel and Distributed Architectures and Systems

Internet Modelling, Semantic Web and Ontologies

Mobile ad hoc Networks

Vehicular Technology and Networks

Air Interfaces

QoS for Voice and Video in Wireless Networks
 

Applications: aerospace; remote sensing; wireless communication, intelligence and simulation, electronic circuits and systems; communication and networks; management; games, war/conflict/rebellion modelling, cognitive functions, semantics modelling/ dynamics; manufacturing; robotics; measurement; monitoring; safety critica1 systems; military. 

Exhibitors: manufacturers of software and hardware, publishers, etc., are invited to apply to exhibit their products.

 

 

Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit:
- full paper of 6 pages (A4 format) for oral presentation,

- proposal to organize a technical session and/or workshop.

Submissions must be original, unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of computational intelligence, computer systems and networks, focusing on modelling, simulation and applications in science, technology, business and commerce. Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS). The conference is jointly organised by UK Simulation Society and Asia Modelling and Simulation Society and supported/co-sponsored by

 

-          EUROSIM

-          European Council for Modelling & Simulation

-          IEEE UK & RI  Section

-          Society for Computer Simulation Int. (SCS)- Europe.

 

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All papers are to be submitted electronically,- see full instructions under Paper Submission below, in PDF or Word format. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees of the international program committee.

 

Paper Submission: CICSyN2010 is using EDAS for submission and registration, authors need to:

- create an account with EDAS by clicking on the link below

- open the list of conferences managed by EDAS & find CICSyN2010

- click on Submit button on the right to enter your paper title & abstract

- upload file.

 

Click here to submit paper

 

IEEE Author Kit will be emailed to authors individually upon acceptance of their papers.

 

Paper Templates:

Word template (MS Word .doc format)

PDF template (PDF format)

Latex template (Latex format)

 

Authors of the best papers will be invited to revise and extend their work for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology.

Conference website: http://www.cicsyn2010.org.uk

 

TPC

Prof. Ing. Heinz Frank, Reinhold-Wuerth-University Künzelsau, Germany

Prof. P.K. Meher, NTU, Singapore

Dr Athanasios Pantelous, UK

Dr. Harkirat Singh, Samsung, USA

Dr. Maman Abdurohman,Institut Teknologi Telkom,Bandung - Indonesia

Prof. Vijay Bhargava, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Hai JiangArkansas State University, USA

Dr. Theodoros G. Kostis, Greece

Dr. Varun Jeoti, Petronas, Malaysia

Dr. Joanne Scillitoe, Michigan Tech Univ, USA

Prof Shubha Kher, USA

Prof Helen Karatza, Greece

Prof Anna Lekova, Bulgaria

Prof. Sudarshan Tiwari, MNNIT, Allahabad

Dr. Shekhar Verma, IIIT, Allahabad

Dr. Shrishu Verma, IIIT, Allahabad

Prof. Harnath Kar, MNNIT, Allahabad

Prof. A.G. Keshkar, VNIT, Nagpur, India

Prof. P.K. Singhal, MITS, Gwalior India

Prof. S.S. Bhadoria, MITS, Gwalior, India

Ms. Pallavi Shukla, VITM, Indore, India

Mr.  Manish Dixit, MITS, Gwalior, India

Prof. A.K. Saxena, Libya

Dr. Aditya Trivedi, IIITM, Gwalior, India

Prof. B.K. Mohanty, JIET, Guna, India

Mr. R.S. Tomar, IITM, Gwalior, India

Mr. B.K. Chaurasia, IIIT, Allahabad, india

Dr. Shirsu Verma, IIIT, Allahabad, India

Mr. Arvind Jain, RJIT, Gwalior, India

Mr. Prashant Purohit, RJIT, India

Mr. P. Ganeshan, British Telecom, Malaysia

Dr. S.S. Bedi, Barielly, India

Dr. Lei Shu, Japan

Dr. K. Madduletty, NITIE, Mumbai, India

Dr. Atul Negi, Hyderabad, India

Dr. S.K. Shukla, India

Prof. Suresh Kumar, Tumkur, India

Dr. C.V. Tripathi, India

Dr. Azrin Aris, Malaysia

Dr. Jongman Cho, Korea

Dr. Shwkat Ali, Australia

Mr. Valliappan Raman, USM, Malaysia

Mr. Rajit Ram, VITM, India 

Prof Eduard Babulak, Canada

Prof. Rakesh Saxena
Prof MPS Chawla
Prof. RS Tare
Prof. PK Sen

 

International Reviewers

Abu Khari A'ain

Ghulam Abbas

Mohsen Askari

Athanasios Pantelous

Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan

Normaziah Abdul Aziz

Izhal Abdul Halin

Theodoros G. Kostis

Ruzairi Abdul Rahim

Irfan Syamsuddin

Rosni Abdulla

Shahrum Shah Abdullah

Dayang Norhayati Abg Jawawi

Shukri Abidin

Hassan Abolhassani

Athanasios Goudosis

Ajith Abraham

Kamalrulnizam Abu Bakar

Gregorio Romero

Luisa Martinez

Rohani Abu Bakar

Carlota Tovar

Syed Abd Rahman Abu Bakar

Johari Adnan

Mohamad Noh Ahmad

Mohammad Nazir Ahmad

Waqas Ahmad

Shakeel Ahmad

Waqas Ahmed

Khalid Al-Begain

David Al-Dabass

Dhiya Al-Jumeily

Rafe' Alasem

Mikulas Alexik

Marco Remondino

Belal Alhaija

Tony Allen

Ferda Alpaslan

Ismail Amin

Shamsudin Amin

Konar Amit

Marcelo Ang, Jr

Obinna Anya

Ishak Aris

Vijay Arora

Irfan Awan

Eduard Babulak

Kambiz Badie

Youakim Badr

Gurvinder-Singh Baicher

Preeti Bajaj

Frank Ball

Abhijit Bapat

Narendra Bawane

Arijit Bhattacharya

Fabian Boettinger

Mohammad Razaa Borujerdi           

Vesna Bosilj-Vuksic

Felix Breitenecker

Adam Brentnall

John Brinkman

Agostino Bruzzone

Bustanur Busta

Hueseyin Cakmak

Piers Campbell

Richard Cant

Andre Carvalho

Sanjay Chaudhary

Russell Cheng

Monica Chis

Sung-Bae Cho

Chin Soon Chong

Monica Chris

Robert Colomb

Emilio Corchado

Roy Crosbie

Amol Deshmukh

R Deshmukh

Jafri Din

Jiri Dvorsky

Andrzej Dzielinski

Chionh Eng Wee

Mazlina Esa

Tony Fleet

Thomas Freytag

Vikram Gadre

Boon Ping Gan

G Ganesan

Fengge Gao

Xiao-Zhi Gao

Xiaohong Gao

Yannis Goulermas

Crina Grosan

Jafar Habibi

Abdul Razak Hamdan

Habibollah Haron

Faiezah Haron

Fazilah Haron

Manaf Hashim

Uda Hashim

Aboul Ella Hassanien

George Herterich

Seth Hetu

Vlatka Hlupic

Sadiq Hussain    

Abir Hussain

Min-Shiang Hwang

Zuwairie Ibrahim

Hanif Ibrahim

Ismail Ibrahim

Subariah Ibrahim

Mohd. Yazid Idris

Mojca Indihar Štemberger

Rolly Intan

Hisao Ishibuchi

Razali Ismail

Nauman Israr

Norafida Ithnin

Teruaki Ito

Lakhmi Jain

Sudhanshu Jamuar

Safeeullah Soomro

Janos-Sebestyen Janosy

Gerrit Janssens

Don Jeng

Emilio Jiménez Macías

Rao Jinnah

Er Joo

Kasmiran Jumari

Esko Juuso

Lilia Kakaradova

Nikolaos Karadimas

Helen Karatza

S. D. Katebi

SHET KC

Arpad Keleman

Avinash Keskar

Marzuki Khalid

Noor Khafifah Khalid

Mohamed Khalil-Hani

Hisham Khamis

M Kharat

Shubha Kher

Dong-hwa Kim

Mario Koeppen

Petia Koprinkova

Anna Lekova

Michal Kratky

Vijay Kukreja

Rajeev Kumar

Tri Basuki Kurniawan

Alhad Kuwadekar

Rik Van Landeghem

Caroline Langensiepen

 

 

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When the final version of the paper is uploaded one of the authors should be nominated to attend the conference and present the paper. If this is not done then the organising committee will assume that the first author is the nominated author. The status of the nominated author will determine the registration fee that is payable for that paper. If additional authors wish to attend (and they are not the nominated author for another paper) then an additional registration fee is payable for each such author.

Attendees must pay the registration fee appropriate to their own status.

 

Keynote Speaker-1

 

Computational Challenges in the Simulation of Modern Electrical Power Systems

 

Roy Crosbie, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Chico

rcrosbie@csuchico.edu

 

Developments in power electronics, control techniques, renewable energy sources and security concerns have produced a surge of interest in the challenges of modeling and simulating modern electrical power systems. For many years the simulation of power systems focused largely on established techniques such as load flow analysis to support the effective operation of public utility generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Computational techniques and algorithms, developed in the 1960’s and 70’s by pioneers such as Dommel and others led to the production of legacy codes like the Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) which has dominated  the approach to the simulation of electrical power systems until quite recently.

This situation is changing rapidly driven by developments in power electronics as higher-power, higher-voltage, higher-speed controlled switches are made available. Conversion of the raw electrical output from renewable sources such as solar and wind generators into a suitable form for connection to the grid is another driver of change as is the need for more customized electrical energy supplies for special needs. As a result there is now a strong focus on the conversion of electrical power between alternating and direct current forms. High-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission has long been a technology used in special situations such as the underwater d.c. cables that connect, for example, the UK and European grids, or New Zealand’s North and South Islands, or the transmission of hydro power from the US Pacific Northwest to Southern California. DC links are also used to stabilize the grid as in the Kingsmede link in the UK or to connect a.c. systems with different frequencies as in the Japanese 50Hz to 60Hz connection.

These established technologies are now becoming critical to a much broader range of power applications. The next generation of all-electric Navy ships, for example, will need power systems that feature large numbers of converters to customize the electrical power to a wide range of loads including direct electric drives and high-energy pulsed loads. Connection of renewable sources to the grid, more localized control of electrical power for special requirements, and security issues are all driving these advances in technology.

These developments necessitate significant changes in the way power systems are simulated. Rapidly switching pulse-width modulation controllers are now widely used to control converters that couple a.c. and d.c. subsystems. Simulation step sizes of 50 μS, the standard for many years, must be reduced to the order of 1 microsecond or less to accommodate increasing switching frequencies. This factor has had a particularly significant effect on real-time simulation where special processors based on digital signal processors (DSPs) or field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are being used to achieve these frame times.

DSPs use parallel pipelined floating-point arithmetic units and a more conventional programming approach with efficient optimizing C compilers that take advantage of the parallel architecture of the processor. Frame times as low as 2 μS have been achieved using four DSPs on a single PCI board for a power electronics benchmark consisting of 23 differential equations, 12 switches, and two PWM controllers. FPGAs feature large numbers of gates, registers, and other digital logic elements that can be configured in a very flexible manner to perform arithmetic and logical operations. This provides an architecture that can be configured to the structure of the required computation whereas conventional programming is more a case of structuring the program to match the fixed architecture of the processor. The FPGA, however, suffers from the disadvantages that it is more suited to fixed-point arithmetic (floating point is possible but is much more expensive in its use of FPGA capacity), and the programming method is significantly different to that of conventional processors typically used for simulation applications. A graphical approach is available in which the user lays out the arrangement of the functional units and this schematic is converted to the hardware development language, VHDL, and then compiled. Alternatively the program can be written directly in VHDL. Frame times of less than 0.5 μS have been achieved for the above benchmark using a single FPGA.

Another challenge is to integrate power system and communication system simulations to address regional control processes, which are required to improve stability, reliability and security of electrical utility systems. Utility-based electrical power systems are controlled from regional or national control centres. At intervals of a few minutes, high-speed computers at these centres simulate and calculate the dynamic state of the system, identify threatening fault conditions and, if necessary, prepare to make corrective actions in the event of any of a large number of developing scenarios. With the rapid changes that are possible in electric power systems and the vast amounts of data collected from geographically widespread power-system locations, there is a constant challenge to improve the processing of raw data and its communication to control centres.  While a great deal of improvement has been achieved in the acquisition and communication of data, much more progress is needed to compute and analyze power system security for real time actions. Delays in transmission pose significant problems to maintaining stable operation of the grid. The challenges are to increase the amount of intelligent control at the remote sites themselves, to compress the large amounts of raw data that are generated, and to reduce communication delays between the remote sites and the control centers. More detailed simulations that combine the distributed power system with the communication network are being developed to assist in meeting the challenge.

Real-time simulations will be important for continuously implementing strategies to prevent cascading of major outages and for optimum system islanding (ie identification and isolation of the affected parts of the system) in the event of a major disaster, thereby preventing widespread blackouts as well as continuously developing recovery and restoration strategies.

The paper will present an overview of these problems and details of some of the developments that address them.

 

 

Author’s Biography

 

Roy Crosbie received his B.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Liverpool, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK). He has experience with the Marconi Co. and Bell Canada. He was on the Electrical Engineering faculty at the University of Salford England for 20 years.  He established a Simulation Laboratory at Salford and developed one of the first ever MS programs in Computer Simulation (in 1970). Jointly with the late Dr. John Hay he developed the ISIS, ISIM and ESL simulation languages. In 1968, he helped to found the UK Simulation Council, later the UK Simulation Society and was elected to the Executive Committee of SCS in 1972. He joined CSU, Chico in 1983 and served in the Departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was the first Chair of the Dept of Computer Engineering. He helped to create the first center of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences at Chico in 1986.  He was President of SCS from 1988-90. He is a holder of the SCS Presidential Award for Service to the Society, a Fellow of SCS and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK). In 2001 he initiated a research program on high-speed real-time simulation aimed initially at power electronic systems. This research has been supported by the Office of Naval Research since 2004.

 

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Keynote Speaker-2

 

Detecting Behavioral Patterns from Personalized Ambient Monitoring of Psychiatric Patients

 

Christopher J. James

Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

c.james@warwick.ac.uk

 

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental disorder, characterized by recurring episodes of mania and depression. It is estimated that it effects between 0.4–1.6% of the population. Treatment for BD varies, from pharmacological to therapeutic. Lithium is the first choice given a pharmacological treatment, this acts as a mood stabilizer and reduces the severity of the affective episodes. However, lithium is not effective in around 20–40% of patients, and those who do respond to lithium often report unpleasant side-effects. Other medications, such as anti-psychotics and anti-depressants are a common alternative to lithium.

There are also a number of therapeutic approaches to BD, including social rhythm therapy, cognitive therapy and family therapy. One of the common threads throughout these treatment regimes is the identification and management of early warning signs, so that the patient can identify and deal with the earliest symptoms of an episode. It has been shown that doing this lessens the effect of the episode. Patients who are able to identify and act upon these early warning signs are better able to manage their mood and maintain a more stable health condition. In fact, it is due to this that a large number of people with BD self-monitor their condition, without following any particular therapeutic treatment.

The Personalized Ambient Monitoring (PAM) project has been developed to provide a self-monitoring tool for people with BD that will monitor their behavior patterns and provide alerts when these move outside of the normal patterns of behavior for that person. Such changes would provide a useful tool which could indicate the early symptoms of an affective episode. The PAM system uses a number of discreet sensors, both in the home and in a wearable device, which gather data on the patient’s behavior. This data is then analyzed to derive a normal activity signature for that patient. By comparing new incoming data to the normal activity signature, changes in the patient’s behavior can be identified, and used to issue warnings to the patient.

The PAM project set out to ask two questions regarding the use of Ambient Monitoring with psychiatric patients: 1) Is it possible to obtain, in an automatic, ambient and unobtrusive manner, activity signatures from the mentally ill (BD) that provide information about the trajectory of their health status? And 2) If this is possible; can this information be used to assist in their healthcare?

The types of data being captured includes: location and activity (e.g. via GPS and accelerometers); and environment (e.g. temperature and light levels). Other types of sensor include passive IR sensors (within the home); and sound processing to log the audio ‘environment’. The use of such monitoring is agreed between the patient and their healthcare team and it is anticipated that different patients will be comfortable with different sensor packages, thus personalizing the monitoring.

This talk will review the progress on the PAM project thus far, giving an overview of the sensing infrastructure used and data processing algorithms developed to extract and assess behavioral patterns in everyday life, in humans.

 

 


Author’s Biography

 

 

Christopher James was born in Malta, received the B.Elec.Eng. (Hons) degree in from the University of Malta (1992) and a Ph.D from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1997). He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the EEG department of the Montreal Neurological Institute, of McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1997-1998), and a postdoctoral research fellow (1998-2001), and then Lecturer (2001-2003) with the Neural Computing Research Group of Aston University, Birmingham, UK. From 2004-2010 he was a Reader in Biomedical Signal Processing at the University of Southampton, UK. He now holds a chair in Healthcare Technology at the University of Warwick, UK and is Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.

Professor James is a biomedical engineer and his research activity centers on the development of biomedical signal and pattern processing techniques, as well as the use of technological innovations, for use in advancing healthcare and promoting well-being. Neural Engineering forms a large part of his work, as to date his work has concentrated on the development of advanced processing techniques applied to the analysis of the electromagnetic activity of the human brain, primarily in Brain-Computer Interfacing. Prof James has published over 150 papers in neural engineering in varied biomedical engineering journals and refereed conferences.

He is currently Chair of the IEEE UK & Republic of Ireland (UKRI) Section, Chair of the IEEE UKRI EMBS Chapter; a member of IEEE the EMBS Administrative Committee (ADCOM) as Europe Representative, and past Chair of the Executive Committee of the IET Healthcare Technology Network.  Professor James is Series Editor for the Biomedical Signals and Systems book series of Artech House Publishers; Editor in Chief of the Open Medical Informatics Journal, Associate Editor  for IEEE TBME and sits on the editorial advisory board of the IEEE Spectrum Magazine. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE EMBS Conference Editorial Board (Neural Engineering Theme) and he has been actively involved in many EMBS committees – mainly on student activities. He has instigated and organises the PGBIOMED series of biomedical engineering student conferences which have taken place from 2003 to date.

Professor James is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IEE and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

 

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Tutorial

 

Networked Control Systems with Delay

 

Vasilis Tsoulkas

 

General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Athens, GR

and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GR

National Delegate to ESA

btsu@gsrt.gr

 

The issue of time-delay is of primary importance in different areas of modern control systems and instrumentation such as power systems, industrial process control including the steel and oil industry, machining and metallurgical processes, remotely operated robots and control over computer networks (or as it is also known Networked Control Systems) to name a few. A Networked Control System (NCS) is a feedback control system where the feedback loops are closed by means of an electronic network. It is well known that Networked (Control) Systems are not subject to the same design assumptions as non-networked systems, a fact that is mainly due to the inevitable presence of network delays and packet drops. In a typical closed-loop NCS, the state is sampled periodically, transmitted through the network, becomes available to the controller, which after computing the control action, transmits the sampled signal to the event-driven actuator after an uncertain or constant but unknown delay. The plant receives this command via a Zero Order Hold device (ZOH) after a delay , which models the sum total of the involved transmission delays. These network-induced delays appear in the information flow between the sensor and the controller (delay ), as well as between the controller and the actuator (delay ), where k denotes the dependence on the kth sampling period

 

The tutorial will present some technical results and research issues related to Networked Control Systems (NCS’s) suffering networked induced delays.

 

I.                    Introduction and Motivation: Firstly a modelling approach with NCS with delay is introduced and a connection with the theory of time delay systems will be established. Secondly, results concerning stability analysis and stabilization of NCS’s will be presented. The efficiency of the proposed methods  will be confirmed via a numerical and realistic example involving a networked DC motor.

 

II.                 Connections between Time Delayed and Networked Control systems: Although various system-theoretic methods have been used for the modelling of NCS’s with delays, the most successful ones are sophisticated adaptations of analogous results from the mature area of Time Delayed Systems (TDS). Typical case is the design of a robust state feedback control law which takes into account uncertain induced delays and data packet drops. Related issues from the literature will be discussed.

 

III.               Motivating example of simplified NCS with delay: We will introduce a specific and realistic example involving a networked DC motor which is controlled via a PI controller. The open–loop stable DC motor dynamics with armature voltage as input and angular speed as output are described by a particular transfer function. The associated state space description will be given and sampling issues will be introduced.

 

IV.               Simulation Results and Discussion: We will provide some analytical simulations concerning the above NCS  and we will comment on the delay free case and the effects on the performance of the controller when delay is introduced.. Additionally in the provided simulations, we will examine the effect of constant delay  on the performance of a linear set-point tracking controller designed via standard LQR theory. The LMI based method will be discussed in connection with the computation of the maximum delay value that guarantees the stability of the delayed system for a given LQR feedback gain K.

 

V.                 Robust Stability Criteria and Stabilization: Issues related to the robust stability conditions for Networked Controlled  Systems (NCS) with uncertain, varying, bounded transmission  delays and discrete-time static control laws will be presented.  Links between the robust stability analysis and  a linear matrix inequality (LMI) approach will also be introduced. Further a synthesis procedure for a static control law which not only robustly stabilizes the system against all admissible time–varying network–induced delays but also addresses performance issues expressed via a quadratic cost function will discussed.

 

VI.              Research issues and future developments: This tutorial will conclude with some ongoing research issues and future developments in the field of Networked Control Systems. More specifically we will discuss possible directions from problems arising in the modelling of uncertain NCS’s with random networked - induced delays using Markov models. Also if time permits the usage of the Lyapunov – Krasovskii functional for asymptotic stability of systems with interval time - varying delay will be mentioned.

 

 

Author’s Biography

 

Dr Vasilis Tsoulkas received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (with excellence) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver, U.S.A., in 1986 and 1988 respectively. He also obtained a PhD degree (with excellence) from the Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Division of Informatics and Signal Processing in the field of Nonlinear Systems Identification.  From 2004 to 2005 he held a post-doctorate position at the University of Thessaly, City of Volos (Region of Central Greece), teaching undergraduate signal processing and systems theory courses. Since 2007 he has been working in the broader area of systems theory and control collaborating with the Department of Mathematics of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and other scientific groups located in Greece and the UK.

Since 1996 he has been employed by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology located in Athens, Greece. From 2004 to 2007 he has served as a substitute national delegate to the board of Human Space Flight and Micro-Gravity of ESA. Since July of 2008 he is  the national delegate to the Joint Communications Board of ESA (JCB/ESA) focusing on activities concerning advanced research strategies and policy making in satellite communications. His duties include the evaluation and approval of R&D academic and industry driven projects related to space and satellite communications as well as the promotion of high added value applications exploiting existing space communications and Earth  Observation infrastructures in the wider region of Greece.  Application areas include: Telemedicine and Patient centered systems integration and services, distant learning and education, advanced sensor networks and surveillance systems for immediate crisis management, border security using satellite imagery, UAV’s. He has also served as an ad-hoc delegate to ESA’s Industrial Policy Committee (IPC) and the  Navigation Program Board for  Galileo, EGNOS and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System).

He has published in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences in the fields of systems integration, identification and control. He has also served as a reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences (IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, ICASP, e.t.c.). His scientific interests include singular systems and robust control, time delay systems and stability theory as well as signal processing including filtering, estimation and prediction.

 

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CICSyN2010, Scheduled Papers, 44 papers, 2 keynote speakers, 1 tutorial


Conference Schedule at a Glance

Day-0: Tuesday 27 July 2010

4.30: Desk opens for early Registration

6.30: Welcome party

 Session Code:  Thu.pm1.B (session chair)

 

 

 

 

Day: Wed, Thu, Fri   Time: am1, am2, pm1, pm2    Room: A, B, C

Paper Code: see following pages for a full list:         

       Track: A, B, C . .                  B3                   paper number within track

 

Red paper code = must be scheduled on this day/time

 

Time

Day-1: Wednesday 28 July 2010 (keynotes-1 + 25 papers)

9 – 10.30

Room A:  (Al-Dabass) Opening Session and Keynote Speaker 1: Prof Roy Crosbie

10.30 -11

Refreshment Break

 

Room A

Room B

11 – 12, 3

Wed.am2.A (Zobel): A1, A2, A5

Wed.am2.B (Pantelous): B2, B3, B4

12.00-1.10

Lunch

1.10- 2.50, 5

Wed.pm1.A (Zobel): A6, A7, A8, A9, A10

Wed.pm1.B (Pantelous): C1, C2, C3, C5, C7

2.50 -3.20

Refreshment Break

3.20-5.00, 5

Wed.pm2.A (Zobel): A11, A12, B5, B6, B8

Wed.pm2.B (Pantelous): F1, F2, F3, F4, G1

7.30

Free Time/Dinner at own expense in local restaurants

 

Day-2: Thursday 29 July 2010 (Tutorial + 7 papers)

9 – 10.10

Room A: (Al-Dabass) Tutorial: Dr Vasilis Tsoulkas

10.10 – 10.40

Refreshment Break

10.40-12, 4

Thu.am2.A (Zobel): I1, I4, I5

Thu.am2.B (Pantelous): J1, J2, K3, M1

12 – 1

Lunch

1.00-6.00

Free time to explore Liverpool and Sightseeing

7 - 9

Conference Dinner

 

Day-3: Friday 30 July 2010 (keynote-2 + 12 papers)

9 – 10.10

Room A:  (Al-Dabass)  Announcements & Keynote Speaker 2: Prof Christopher J. James

10.10 – 10.40

Refreshment Break

10.40-12.40, 6

Fri.am2.A (Zobel): K1, K4, K5, K7, K8, K9

Fri.am2.B (Pantelous): N3, O2, O3, S1, U1, U2

12.40 – 12.45

Room A: Final Announcements and Closing of Conference

12.45 - 1

Lunch and Depart


  


Track: 00- Keynote and Tutorial Speakers, 3

Seq

#

Title

Author/Presenter

1

1569333575

Detecting Behavioral Patterns From Personalized Ambient Monitoring of Psychiatric Patients

Christopher JJames

2

1569333577

Computational Challenges in the Simulation of Modern Electrical Power Systems

Roy E Crosbie

3

1569333579

Networked Control Systems with Delay

Vasilis Tsoulkas

 

Track: 01-A Intelligent Systems, 10 from 12

Seq

EDAS #

Title

First author

Presenter

A1

1569320407

Nonlinear Neural Network Congestion Control Based on Genetic Algorithm for TCP/IP Networks

Modjtaba Rouhani

Rouhani

A2

1569320413

A Multi Objective Gravitational Search Algorithm

Hamidreza Hassanzadeh

Rouhani

A3

1569322026

An Intelligent Framework for the Classification of Premium and Regular Gasoline

Sunday Olusanya Olatunji

 

A4

1569322965

AntNet with Reward-Penalty Reinforcement Learning

Pooia Lalbakhsh

 

A5

1569324517

Some Recent Major Events and Considerations for Modelling and Simulation (Invited Paper)

Richard N Zobel

Zobel

A6

1569324595

A Non-Linear Function Approximation From Small Samples Based on Nadaraya-Watson Kernel Regression

Mohd Ibrahim Shapiai

Ibrahim

A7

1569324613

Key-Word Based Query Recognition In a Speech Corpus By Using Artificial Neural Networks

A Raji Sukumar

Raji Sukumar

A8

1569324799

Lane Detection for Intelligent Vehicles in Challenging Scenarios

Yasemin Timar

Timar

A9

1569325300

A Modified Artificial Neural Network Learning Algorithm for Imbalanced Data Set Problem

Asrul Adam

Ibrahim

A10

1569325333

A Particle Swarm Optimization Approach for Routing in VLSI

Mohd Nasir Ayob

Ibrahim

A11

1569325665

Context-Aware News Recommender in Mobile Hybrid P2P Network

Kam Fung Yeung

Yeung

A12

1569327597

A Learning Rule-Based Robotics Hand Optimal Force Closure

Ebrahim Abdulla Mattar

Mattar

    

Track: 02-B Hybrid Intelligent Systems & Hybrid Soft Computing, 6 from 8

B1

1569320693

A Straight Moving Path Planner for Mobile Robots in Static Environments Using Cellular Automata

Faranak Rahimi Soofiyani

 

B2

1569321367

Bacterial Foraging Algorithm with Adaptable Chemotactic Step Size

Heru Supriyono

Supriyono

B3

1569321852

Genetic Algorithm - Artificial Neural Network (GA-ANN) Hybrid Intelligence for Cancer Diagnosis

Fadzil Ahmad

Boudville

B4

1569323341

Data Mining Techniques for Modelling Seasonal Climate Effects on Grapevine Yield and Wine Quality

Subana Shanmuganathan

Shanmuganathan

B5

1569324513

Data Mining Techniques for Modelling the Influence of Daily Extreme Weather Conditions on Grapevine, Wine Quality and Perennial Crop Yield

Subana Shanmuganathan

Shanmuganathan

B6

1569325013

Weather Forecasting Using PV and Neural Network

Iza Sazanita Isa

Omar

B7

1569326431

Hybrid OCR Techniques for Cursive Script Languages - A Review and Applications

Azam Beg

 

B8

1569328803

Simulation Model of the Scanner Servocontrols for the Orientation of a Fighter Aircraft by Using the Bond Graph Technique (Invited Paper)

M Luisa Martinez

Romero

  

Track: 03-C Sensor Nodes, Circuits, Devices, Wireless Sensor Networks, 5 from 7

C1

1569320057

Multimode WSN: Improving Robustness, Fault Tolerance and Performance of Randomly Deployed Wireless Sensor Network

Salvatore Flavio Pileggi

Pileggi

C2

1569320784

An Energy Model of the Ultra-Low-Power Transceiver nRF24L01 for Wireless Body Sensor Networks

Andreas Weder

Weder

C3

1569321017

Energy-Efficient Gradient Time Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks

Kittipat Apicharttrisorn

Apicharttrisorn

C4

1569321028

Relay Selection Techniques in Cooperative Communication Using Game Theory

Muhammad Mohsin Nazir

 

C5

1569323521

Micro SOA Model for Managing and Integrating Wireless Sensor Network Into IP-Based Networks

Ayman Sleman

Sleman

C6

1569323700

Password Renewal Enhancement for Dynamic Authentication in Wireless Sensor Networks

Farzad Kiyani

 

C7

1569325309

Architecture for Faster DRAM Controller Design with Inbuilt Memory

Mohd Wajid

Wajid

  

Track: 04-D RFIDs and their Applications, 0 from 1

D1

1569321401

Study on Performance of Some Typical Tag Collision Avoidance Algorithms

Zhi-Ying Yang

 

 

Track: 05-E Protocols and Standards, 0 from 1

E1

1569321465

Cluster Based Peers Configuration Using HCNP in Peer-to-Peer Overlay Networks

Irum Kazmi

 

     

Track: 06-F Modelling and Performance, 3 from 5

F1

1569320745

Microstrip Rectangular 4x1 Patch Array Antenna at 2.5GHz for WiMax Application

Norfishah Ab Wahab

Ab Wahab

F2

1569320849

EF-AQM: Efficient and Fair Bandwidth Allocation AQM Scheme for Wireless Networks

Rafe' Khalaf Alasem

 

F3

1569321015

Fuzzy Set-Based Analysis and Design of AQM Controller For Access Router in Heterogeneous Networks

Rahim Rahmani

Rahmani

F4

1569321368

Spectral Analysis of Speech Quality in VoIP for G.729A and AMR-WB Speech Coders

Sarabjeet Singh

Singh

F5

1569321915

Simulation Study of Buffering in Manhattan Street Network in NS2

Ravinder Bahl

 

  

Track: 07-G Software Platforms and Middleware, 1 from 2

G1

1569319425

Risk Identification, Mitigation and Avoidance Model for Handling Software Risk

Basit Shahzad

Al-Mudimigh

G2

1569320569

Maximum Matching in a Partially Matched Bipartite Graph and Its Applications

Saran Krishnaswamy

 


  

Track: 09-I Security, Authentication, Wireless Security, Dependability, 3 from 5

I1

1569319433

An Intrusion Detection Architecture for Clustered Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Jaydip Sen

Sen

I2

1569320765

Applying Systems Engineering in Tactical Wireless Network Analysis with Bayesian Networks

Philip W Chan

 

I3

1569321183

Evaluation of SQL Injection Detection and Prevention Techniques

Atefeh Tajpour

 

I4

1569322543

H.264 Compressed Domain Watermarking In Content Delivery Network (CDN) Environment

Tanushyam Chattopadhyay

Chattopadhyay

I5

1569325007

Expert-Aware Approach: a New Approach To Improve Network Security Visualization Tool

Doris Wong Hooi Ten

Wong Hooi Ten

   

Track: 10-J Discrete Event and Real Time Systems, 2 FROM 2

J1

1569320605

An Efficient Discrete-Event Solver for Repairable Flow Networks with Complex Topology

Michael Todinov

Todinov

J2

1569321487

Discrete Time Linear Optimal Repetitive Control —A Low Order Controller Scheme

Youde Han

Han

      

Track: 11-K Image, Speech and Signal Processing, 7 from 13

K1

1569320626

Artificial Neural Networks Based Algorithm for Identifying Engine Oil Parameters

Muhammad Adib Haron

Haron

K2

1569320887

A Novel Approach to Noise Reduction and Real-Time Enhancement of Speech Synthesis

M. Saadeq Rafieee

 

K3

1569320985

Non-Linear Image Enhancement Using Opportunity Costs

Lung-Jen Wang

Wang

K4

1569321065

The Contourlet Transform with the Principal Component Analysis for Palmprint Recognition

Maha Sharkas

Sharkas

K5

1569321357

Analysis of Interpolated FIR Filter for VoIP in Noisy Enviroment

Harjit Pal Singh

Sarin

K6

1569321595

Human Authentication Using Face and Fingerprint Biometrics

Ashraf Darwish

 

K7

1569321779

An Evolutionary Approach To Image Noise Cancellation Using Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization (APSO)

Ravikant Verma

Verma

K8

1569322541

Enhancements Of H.264 Encoder Performance Using Platform Specific Optimizations In Low Cost Dsp Platforms

Tanushyam Chattopadhyay

Chattopadhyay

K9

1569323159

Implementation of FIR Interpolation Filter on TMS320C6713 for VoIP Analysis

Jasvir Singh

Singh

K10

1569324653

DIGITAL Imaging in Pathology Towards Detection and Analysis of Human Breast CANCER

Samir Kumar Bandyopadhyay

 

K11

1569324674

Spectral Entropy for Epileptic Seizures Detection

Ahmad Mirzaei

 

K12

1569324685

Wood Recognition System Based on Local Binary Pattern

Maryam Nasirzadeh Ashghani

 

K13

1569324815

DTBSVMs: a New Approach for Road Sign Recognition

Hossein Pazhoumand-Dar

 

    

Track: 13-M Virtual Reality, Visualization and Computer Games, 1 from 1

M1

1569321579

Visualisation of Earth Deformation in 2D

Sheikh Nasir Kamarudin

Kamarudin

  

Track: 14-N Parallel and Distributed Architectures and Systems, 1 from 3

N1

1569319379

A Binomial Heap Algorithm for Self-Recognition in Exclusive Management on Autonomic Grid Networks

Mehdi Bahrami

 

N2

1569322555

An Implementation of Cellular Automata on Systolic Array

Ali Yarahmadi

 

N3

1569324727

Tree Based Structured Management of Delivery Path for the Multi-Path Streaming

Jing Guochao

Guochao

     

Track: 15-O Internet Modelling, Semantic Web and Ontologies, 2 from 3

O1

1569320816

A Web Service for Practical Physics Solutions Using Simulation

Eliza Consuela Isbasoiu

 

O2

1569321361

Ontology Driven Approach Enhancing Business Services Orchestration

Asta Krupaviciute

Krupaviciute

O3

1569324465

Unsupervised Artificial Neural Nets for Modeling Movie Sentiment

William B Claster

Shanmuganathan

  

Track:  16-P Mobile ad hoc Networks, 0 from 3

P1

1569319423

SaLAM: Scalable @ Location.Advertisement .Management.in.MANET

Amjad Osmani

 

P2

1569324859

Performance Analysis of TFRC and UDP Over Mobile-IP Network with Computing Flows

Hosam Faiq

 

P3

1569324947

Implementation of GPRS-Based Positioning System Using PIC Microcontroller

Wael M El-Medany

 

  

Track: 17-Q Vehicular Technology and Networks, 0 from 1

Q1

1569324738

Performance of Dynamic MIMO Systems in Presence of Nakagami Fading Channel

Ravi Kumar

 

        

Track: 18-R Air Interfaces, 0 from 1

R1

1569324796

PAPR Reduction in OFDM Systems: Zadoff-Chu Matrix Transform Based Pre/Post-Coding Techniques

Imran Baig

 

       

Track: 19-S QoS for Voice and Video in Wireless Networks, 1 from 2

S1

1569324665

Fair Hierarchical Scheduling with Capability of Handling Channel Failures in a Wireless LAN

Moutaz Saleh Saleh

Saleh

S2

1569324677

Call Admission Control Policy for Integration of Voice/Data Traffic

Rafet Akdeniz

 

          

Track:  20-U, Bio-informatics and Bio-Medical Simulation, 2 from 2

U1

1569325120

EEG Analysis for Brainwave Balancing Index (BBI)

Zunairah Hj Murat

Hj Murat

U2

1569327613

PAL: a Path Selection Algorithm for Life

Sadik Armagan

Armagan

 

 

 

 

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