6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems


NecSys’16, September 8-9, 2016, Tokyo, Japan

Relevant Dates
  • Submissions site opens: February 1, 2016

  • Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2016

    Deadline extended to May 2, 2016

  • Notice of acceptance: July 1, 2016

  • Final version due: August 1, 2016

  • Workshop dates: Thursday and Friday, September 8-9, 2016


NecSys 2016 will be held at the Tokyo International Exchange Center, Plaza Heisei, Tokyo, Japan. It is located on the island Odaiba, which is only a few stations away from the core of downtown Tokyo, and is part of the Tokyo Academic Park.

Context and Scope

Networked Systems and complex dynamical systems are composed of a large number of simple systems interacting through a communication medium. These systems arise as natural models in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as sensor networks, autonomous, unmanned vehicles, power networks, biological networks, and animal cooperative aggregation.

The workshop will focus on the most innovative mathematical methods proposed in the last few years for the analysis and design of networked systems. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from control, computer science, communication, game theory, statistics, mathematics and other areas to discuss emerging topics in networked systems of common interest.

  1. Multi-agent systems

  2. Control under communication constraints

  3. Consensus and gossip algorithms

  4. Decentralized and cooperative control/estimation

  5. Distributed optimization and MPC

  6. Cyber security in networked control systems

  7. Event-triggered and self-triggered control

  8. Wireless sensing and control systems

  9. Graph-based methods for networked systems

  10. Cooperation in the presence of adversaries

  11. Networked games

Workshop Organization: Plenaries and Interactive Sessions

The workshop will be single track and will feature: 10 plenary presentations, and 4 interactive poster/interactive sessions of contributed papers (2 per day).

The poster/interactive sections will not be in parallel with the invited plenaries. This nontraditional choice of oral presentation only for the invited speakers and interactive presentations for all contributed papers, is motivated by the interdisciplinary topics of this workshop. In fact, the invited oral presentations will be of tutorial nature while the contributed papers will be organized in interactive poster sessions with limited number of contributions and with ample reserved time slots, thus hopefully stimulating discussions and promoting ideas exchanges.

  • IFAC (The International Federation of Automatic Control)

  • IFAC Technical Committees

    • Main-Sponsor: TC1.5 Networked Systems

    • Other Co-Sponsors

      • TC 1.3 Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems

      • TC 1.4 Stochastic Systems

      • TC 2.2 Linear Control Systems

      • TC 2.3 Non-Linear Control Systems

      • TC 3.3 Telematics: Control via Communication Networks

  • Technical Co-sponsor: SICE (Society of Instrument and Control Engineers)