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International Journal of Automation and Computing 

Special Issue on

Resilient and Secure Control and Estimation for Distributed Networked Control Systems

 

1.Aims and Scopes

Distributed networked control systems (DNCSs) have found widespread applications in a variety of fields, such as electricity power systems, gas and water supply distribution systems, autonomous and unmanned systems, intelligent transportation systems and so on.  Nevertheless, analysis and synthesis of DNCSs are generally difficult and traditional control and computing techniques may fail or be impractical to tackle several resilience and security related problems of DNCSs due to their large scale, increased interconnectivity, intimate interaction of cyber and physical components, open network connection and communication.  For example, the adoption of some network medium inevitably induces some constraints, including network-induced communication delays and data losses, into the data transmissions between the system components, which makes the analysis and synthesis of DNCSs much more involved than the traditional control systems.  On the other hand, due to the tight interplay between cyber and physical spaces, the adversarial impacts of malicious attacks on DNCSs are mostly likely to be imposed on both the cyber space and the physical systems.  As a result, there is a clear need for innovative resilient and secure approaches to adequately explore the independence and interaction of the physical infrastructure and communication infrastructure of DNCSs such that the performance analysis and control design of DNCSs can be achieved with unprecedented performance and resource utilization efficiency, high reliability and resilience, and desired security requirements, which are beyond the capacity of the traditional control and information processing techniques.

 

This Special Issue aims to advance the distributed resilient and secure technology and methodology in large-scale DNCSs and further promote the research activities in distributed intelligent sensing, computing, communication, estimation, detection, optimization and control for preserving desired resilience and security requirements.  The Special Issue seeks original theory- and application-driven studies to address some emerging issues and challenges from the perspective of distributed resilient and secure control and information processing, and their applications to areas, such as wireless robotics and vehicles, smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and so on.

 


2.Topics of Interest

Potential topics to be covered in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

Distributed resilient and secure cooperative control of multi-agent systems

Distributed event-triggered cooperative control of multi-agent systems

Distributed resilient and secure coordination of wireless robots/vehicles   

Resilient and secure control in smart grids

Resilient and secure energy management strategies in smart grids

Resilient and secure platoon control of intelligent transportation systems

Distributed attack detection, identification and isolation of networked systems

Distributed resilient and secure estimation in wireless sensor networks

Distributed event-triggered estimation in wireless sensor networks

 


3.Submission Guidelines

 

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted electronically through ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/ijac. Only original and unpublished papers will be considered.

 

Please refer to the IJAC Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript:
http://www.ijac.net/news/Guide%20for%20Authors.htm

Then, please submit your paper through https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/ijac. During the submission “Step 6 Details & Comments ----- Special Issue and Special Section”, please choose “Special Issue on Resilient and Secure Control and Estimation for Distributed Networked Control Systems”.

 


4.Important Dates

Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2021

Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2021

Anticipated Publication:  December 2021

 


5.Guest Editorial Board

Distinguished Professor Qing-Long Han, Ph.D., FIEEE, FIEAust

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality)

Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia

Email: qhan@swin.edu.au 

 

 

Professor Derui Ding, Ph.D.

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Shanghai, 200093, P. R. China

Email: deruiding2010@usst.edu.cn

 

 

Dr. Xiaohua Ge, Ph.D.

Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia

Email: xge@swin.edu.au


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