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Call for Papers
Divulgação de "Call for Papers".
Data: Monday, March 31, 2008 At 08:00
Contato - Info:

International Workshop on

14-17 May 2008
Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

Hybrid systems are complex systems that exhibit discrete event as well as continuous time dynamics governed by differential and difference equations. Recent technological innovations have caused a considerable interest in the study of dynamical processes described by hybrid systems. Many systems in engineering and science can be considered as hybrid systems: continuous systems with phased operation (biological cell growth and division, walking robots), controlled by discrete logic (thermostats, aircraft autopilot modes, automobile automatic transmissions, chemical plants with valves and pumps), and coordinating processes (air and ground transportation systems, swarms of air vehicles).

The Workshop on Hybrid Systems Modeling, Simulation and Optimization focuses on the modeling, simulation, control and optimization of hybrid systems. The workshop will provide researchers working in the field of hybrid systems, PhD students and general postgraduate level audience an overview of the methods used and discussions on the recent developments. The main aim is to identify emerging issues and research opportunities in the area of Hybrid Systems.

Organizing Committee:
Lorenz T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University,
Metin Türkay, Koc University,
Bülent Karasözen, Middle East Technical University,
Serdar Tasiran, Koc University,
Hakan Öktem, Middle East Technical University.

Programming Committee:
Bruce H. Krogh, Carnegie Mellon University,
Alberto Bemporad, Universita di Siena,
Frank Doyle, University of California, Santa Barbara,
Frank Allgöwer, University of Stuttgart,
Yaman Arkun, Koc University,
Irsadi Aksun, Koc University,
Gerhard Wilhelm Weber, Middle East Technical University.

Invited Speakers:
Mihai Anitescu (Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA),
David Stewart (Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa, USA),
Bruce H. Krogh (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA),
Francesco Borrelli (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA),
Alberto Bemporad (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Universita di Siena, Italy),
Paul I. Barton (Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA),
Volker Mehrmann (Institut für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany),
Lorenz T. Biegler (Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA),
Ignacio E. Grossmann (Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA),
Frank Doyle (Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA),
Frank Allgöwer (Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany).

Contributed Presentations:
Interested researchers in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics and all disciplines of engineering are invited to submit 1 page abstract by sending e-mail to: mturkay@ku.edu.tr. The contributed papers will be delivered as oral (20 minutes) or poster presentations. The authors should indicate their choice of delivery method.

Workshop Publications:
Journal of Process Control will publish a special issue on Hybrid Systems: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization a topic that is also the theme of the international workshop to be held at Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey, May 14-17, 2008.
All submissions must be focused on the topic of the special issue and belong to the general scope of Journal of Process Control. The main challenge and principal goal of this premium special issue is to contribute to the foundations hybrid systems and applications of hybrid systems methodology to interesting problems. Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Lorenz T. Biegler, Prof. Dr. Bülent Karasözen, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Metin Türkay.

Submission Details:
Detailed information about the journal and author submission guidelines can be found under

Important Dates:
Submission of abstracts starts: January 2008
Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: April 15, 2008
Workshop: May 14-17, 2008
Workshop Fees:
Until April 15, 2008 After April 15, 2008
Regular 75 EUR 100 EUR
Student 50 EUR 60 EUR

Registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunches, and the conference dinner on a cruise boat along Bosphorus. Cancellations must be received in writing; no refunds will be issued after May 1, 2008.

- Koc University,
- Institute of Applied Mathematics, METU,
- Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemical Engineering,
- The European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (EOARD),
- IBM Corporation,
- EURO-CBBM: EURO Working Group on Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine,
- EUROPT: EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization.

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