Select time period: [ 2010 – present ] [ 2000 – 2009 ] [ 1993 – 1999 ]

MED plenary talks from 2010 until present

(in reverse chronological order)

MED ’20:
Saint-Raphaël, France: June 16-19, 2020
“Modeling, estimation, and control in deep brain stimulation”
Alexander Medvedev, Uppsala University, Sweden
“Flying robots – Design and navigation”
Roland Siegwart, Autonomous Systems Lab, Wyss Zurich
“Passivity theory in cooperative control: A network optimization perspective”
Daniel Zelazo, Technion and Philadelphia Flight Control Laboratory
“The interplay between optimality and stability for systems controlled by approximate dynamic programming: everybody wins”
Romain Postoyan, Research Centre for Automatic Control, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
“Civil aircraft reduced order modelling, control and validation: numerical and experimental challenges”
Charles Poussot-Vassal, ONERA, Department of Systems and Signal Processing, Toulouse, France
MED’19:
Akko, Israel: July 1-4, 2019
“Electrical Excitation in Biological Cells: A Case for Control-Oriented Modelling”
Shimon Marom, Technion, Israel
“Feedback Control for Predictable Cloud Computing”
Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden
“Control of Power Converters in Low-Inertia Power Systems”
Florian Dörfler, ETH, Switzerland
 
MED ’18:
Zadar, Croatia: June 19-22, 2018
“Back to the Roots: Multivariate Polynomial Optimization by Numerical Linear Algebra”
Bart De Moor, KU Leuven, Belgium
“Multiagent Decision Making: Learning from Observations”
Maryam Kamgarpour, ETH, Switzerland
“Robotics and Wireless Communications: Opportunities and Challenges”
Yasamin Mostofi, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA
 
MED ’17:
Valletta, Malta: July 3-6, 2017
“Research in the Flying Machine Arena”
Raffaello D’Andrea, ETH, Switzerland
“Modelling, Estimation and Identification of Spatio-Temporal and Multiscale Systems”
Visakan Kadirkamanathan, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
“Distributed Fault Diagnosis of Interconnected Cyber-Physical Systems”
Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
 
MED ’16:
Athens, Greece: June 21-24, 2016
“Nonlinear control without PDEs”
Alessandro Astolfi, Imperial College, United Kingdom
“Unmanned Vehicles Systems – From Necessity to Maturity”
David Harari, Aerospace Industries, Israel
“How we can Halt a Runaway Climate”
Yannis A. Phillis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
“Walking and Flying Robots for Challenging Environments”
Roland Siegwart, ETH, Switzerland
“Uncertainty Randomization in Control Systems”
Roberto Tempo, Polytechnic of Torino, Italy
 
MED ’15:
Torremolinos, Spain: June 16-19, 2015
“The Art of Tuning a PID Controller”
Tore Hägglund, Lund University, Sweden
“Discrete and Fluid Petri Nets: Dealing with Individuals, Dealing with Populations”
Manuel Silva, University of Zaragoza, Spain
“Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems: Smaller, Smarter, Specialized Teams”
Magnus Egerstedt, Georgia Tech, USA
 
MED ’14:
Palermo, Italy: June 16-19, 2014
“Performance Bounds and Suboptimal Policies for Multi-Period Investment”
Stephen P. Boyd, Stanford University, USA
“Resilience and Risk in Networked Systems”
Munther A. Dahleh, MIT, USA
“Feedback Control of Living Cells”
Mustafa Khammash, ETH, Switzerland
 
MED ’13:
Crete, Greece: June 25-28, 2013
“Cooperating UAS: From Information Acquisition to Physical Interactions”
Anibal Ollero, University of Seville, Spain
“Cooperative Control: Optimality, Differential Games, and Reinforcement Learning on Graphs”
Frank L. Lewis, University of Texas-Arlington, USA
“A Distributed Networked Approach to Fault Diagnosis of Large Scale Systems”
Thomas Parisini, Imperial College, United Kingdom
“Robust Adaptive Control: Interpretations, Expectations and Reality”
Petros A. Ioannou, University of Southern California
 
MED ’12:
Barcelona, Spain: July 3-6, 2012
“Controlling the Data Deluge”
Mario Sznaier, Northeastern University, USA
“Identification and control: the two inseparable friends cooperating for the solution of automation problems over more than five decades”
Sergio Bittanti, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
“Adaptive Control in Neurorobotics”
Alicia Casais, Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
 
MED ’11:
Corfu, Greece: June 20-23, 2011
“Control for railways – active suspensions and other opportunities”
Roger Goodall, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom
“Cooperative Networked Systems: Multiple Graphs, Coalitional Games, New Probabilistic Models”
John S. Baras, University of Maryland, USA
“Verification and Control of Hybrid Systems using Reachability Analysis”
Claire Tomlin, University of California-Berkeley, USA
“Averaging algorithms and distributed anonymous discrete function computation”
John N. Tsitsiklis, MIT, USA
 
MED ’10:
Marrakech, Morocco: June 23-25, 2010
“Fault Tolerant Control Design: the general frame and some recent results”
Marcel Staroswiecki, University of Lille, France
“Cooperative Control and Optimization in an uncertain asynchronous wireless networked world”
Christos G. Cassandras, Boston University, USA
“Novel Extensions of Smith Predictors for MIMO Systems with Multiple I/O Delays”
Zalman J. Palmor, Technion, Israel
“The polytonic/fuzzy approach for non-linear control: advantages and drawbacks”
Antonio Sala, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Select time period: [ 2010 – present ] [ 2000 – 2009 ] [ 1993 – 1999 ]

MED plenary talks from 2000 until 2009

(in reverse chronological order)

MED ’09:
Thessaloniki, Greece: June 24-26, 2009
“Intelligent Vehicles and Transportation Systems”
Petros Ioannou, University of Southern California, USA
“Nonlinear Regulation Control – Evolution of the Internal Model Principle: From Linear to Nonlinear”
Jie Huang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
“Linear Multivariable Control. Methods & Philosophy of the Algebraic Approach”
Tony Vardulakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
“European Research Initiatives in Control and Funding opportunities”
Libor Kral, Dr. Alkis Konstantellos, European Commission
 
MED ’08:
Ajaccio-Corsica, France: June 25-27, 2008
“Infinite-Dimensional Backstepping and Applications to Flows in Electromagnetic Fields”
Miroslav Krstic, University of California-San Diego, USA
“Delay effects on stability of interconnected systems. A control perspective”
Silviu-Iulan Niculescu, CNRS, France
“Stochastic modeling techniques for the dependability analysis of DES”
Andrea Bobbio, University of Piemonte, Italy
 
MED ’07:
Athens, Greece: June 27-29, 2007
“Why Industry Needs Improved and Practical Nonlinear Control: A Challenge for Today”
Mike J Grimble, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
“Hierarchical Control – Reconciling Hybrid Systems Theory and Control Applications”
Joerg Raisch, Techical University-Berlin, Germany
“Wireless Control Systems: Scientific Challenges and Emerging Applications”
Karl Henrik Johansson, KTH, Sweden
“Control Systems Architectures for the Process Industries”
Tariq Samad, Honeywell, USA
 
MED’06:
Ancona, Italy: June 28-30, 2006
“Aerospace Controls: The Way Forward”
Siva S. Banda, Air-Force, Wright-Patterson Air-Force, USA
“Systems Biology of Group Decision Making”
K. M. Passino, The Ohio State University, USA
“Control Oriented Models and Feedback Design in Fluid Flow Systems: A Review”
G. Tadmor, Northeastern University, USA
 
MED ’05:
Limassol, Cyprus: 27-29 June 2005
“On Cooperative Control”
Christos Cassandras, Boston University, USA
“On Systems Biology”
Eduardo Sontag, Rutgers University, USA
“On Nanomanufacturing”
Julie Chen, NSF, USA
 
MED ’04:
Kusadasi, Turkey: 6-9 June 2004
“Human-Centered Robotics”
Oussama Khatib, , Stanford University, USA
“A Map of the World of Learning and Optimization”
Xi-Ren Cao, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
“Intelligent Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Improved Autonomy and Reliability”
George J. Vachtsevanos, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
“TerraMax: The Autonomous, Off-Road Vehicle”
Umit Ozgüner, The Ohio State University, USA
 
MED ’03:
Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece: 18-20 June 2003
“Control of Networked Embedded Systems”
Panos Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame, USA
“Advances in Robotics and Mechatronics: From Space to Surgery”
Gerd Hirzinger, Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft und Raumfahrt, Germany
“Hybrid Systems – A Control Engineering Perspective”
Manfred Morari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
“Control of Networks of Unmanned Vehicles”
Shankar Sastry, University of California-Berkeley, USA
 
MED’02:
Lisbon, Portugal: 9-13 July 2002
“Domestic Robots”
H. I. Christensen, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
“Robustness and Complexity”
J. C. Doyle, California Institute of Technology, USA
“Automating Control Design and Implementation”
P. Varaiya, Univ. California at Berkeley, USA
“Variational Methods in Computer Vision”
O. Faugeras, INRIA, France
“Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks: Analysis, Protocols, Architecture, and Convergence”
R. Kumar, University of Illinois, USA
“From ‘Simple’ to ‘Complex’ Systems: Lessons and Examples”
M. A. Dahleh, MIT, USA
“High-Performance Structures: Dynamics and Control”
E. Crawley , MIT, USA
“Systems Theory for Long-Term Investment”
D. G. Luenberger, Stanford University, USA
 
MED ’01:
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik, Croatia: 27-29 June 2001
“Future Research Directions in Systems and Control”
Michael Athans, MIT, USA
“Non-Linear and Adaptive Control: An Abbreviated Status Report”
Petar Kokotovic, Murat Arcak, University of California – Santa Barbara, USA
“The Role of Mediterranean Countries in the History of Science and Technology”
Vladimir Muljevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
“From Computing with Numbers to Computing with Words – From Manipulation of Measurements to Manipulation of Perceptions”
Lotfi Zadeh, University of California – Berkeley, USA
 
MED ’00:
University of Patras, Rio, Greece: 17-19 July 2000
“Challenges for Systems and Control in the Knowledge Based Society”
G. Metakides, European Commission; S. Sastry, University of California – Berkeley, USA

Select time period: [ 2010 – present ] [ 2000 – 2009 ] [ 1993 – 1999 ]

MED plenary talks from 1993 until 1999

(in reverse chronological order)

MED ’99:
Dan Panorama Hotel, Haifa, Israel: 28-30 June 1999
“Identification and Robust Control: Bridging the Gap”
Graham Goodwin, The University of Newcastle, Australia
“Control of Hybrid Systems and Some Applications”
Michael Heymann, Technion, Israel
“Optimization over Linear Matrix Inequalities”
Stephen Boyd, Stanford University, USA
“Target Tracking and Data Fusion: How to Get the Most Out of Your Sensors”
Yaakov Bar-Shalom, University of Connecticut, USA
“Deep Space Control Challenges of the New Millenium”
David Bayard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
 
MED ’98:
Sardinia, Italy: 9-11 June 1998
– Plenaries Not Available –
 
MED ’97:
Paphos, Cyprus: 21-23 July 1997
“Logic, Mathematical Programming and Hybrid Systems”
Sanjoy Mitter, MIT, USA
 
MED ’96:
Chania, Crete, Greece: 10-13 June 1996
“Criteria for Uniform Approximation Using Dynamical Neural Networks”
Frank L. Lewis, University of Texas-Arlington, USA
“Future Directions for Information Technologies and Process Control”
Dave Boland, ICI, United Kingdom
“Algebraic Design Methods”
V. Kucera, Institute of Information Sciences & Automation, Czech Republic
 
MED ’95:
Limassol, Cyprus: 11-13 July 1995
– Plenaries Not Available –
 
MED ’94:
Chania, Crete, Greece: 19-21 June 1994
– Plenaries Not Available –
 
MED ’93:
Chania, Crete, Greece: 21-23 June 1993
“Lecture on Intelligent Control”
G. Saridis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
“Lecture on Neural Networks for Control, Identification, and Diagnosis”
H. E. Rauch, Lockheed, USA

Select time period: [ 2010 – present ] [ 2000 – 2009 ] [ 1993 – 1999 ]