Distributed Event-Triggered Control and Estimation in Resource-Constrained Cooperative Networks

in Special Issue   Posted on November 2, 2017 

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Submission Deadline: Mon 15 Jan 2018
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Journal Name : Information Sciences
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

In many practical applications, such as environmental monitoring systems, smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, and wireless robotics, there is a fundamental need to accomplish coordinated tasks, such as consensus estimation, agreement at a common point or move in an anticipated formation pattern, across time and space that cannot be achieved by a single node or agent. The ever-increasing demand for cooperative networks of nodes or agents has stimulated widespread research interest in developing distributed estimation and control strategies that guarantee coordinated tasks. The benefits of employing cooperative networks lie in several aspects including flexibility, manipulability and scalability that are beyond the capability of an individual node or an agent. However, in the context of distributed estimation and control, nodes or agents usually possess limited sensing, computing and communication capabilities, and network bandwidth sometimes may also be restricted. These constraints pose significant challenges to the analysis and design of resource-constrained cooperative networks. Thus, it is of great significance in both theory and practice to regulate the sampling, communication or actuation frequencies among interacting nodes or agents such that over-utilization of the available computation and communication resources can be effectively reduced while preserving desired estimation and control performance for such cooperative networks. Event-triggered mechanisms, which abandon the conventional periodic updating of task commands, have been proven to be an effective and promising tool capable of alleviating network bandwidth occupancy and reducing computation and communication cost.

This special issue aims at advancing the event-triggered technology and methodology and further promote the research activities in distributed event-triggered estimation and control for cooperative networks, such as sensor networks, complex networks and multi-agent networks. The special issue seeks original work to address some emerging issues and challenges from distributed event-triggered estimation and control and their applications to areas, such as power systems, robotics, vehicular networks, and camera networks.


Topics of interest include but not limited to: [WP1]

  • Distributed event-triggered control and estimation
  • Event-triggered control of networked control systems
  • Event-triggered estimation of networked systems
  • Consensus and diffusion estimation of sensor networks
  • Distributed event-triggered estimation of complex networks
  • Synchronization and pinning control of complex networks
  • Consensus of multi-agent systems
  • Formation control of multi-agent systems
  • Containment control of multi-agent systems
  • Applications of event-triggered control and estimation in smart grids, wireless robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, vehicular networks, and camera networks and so on


All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted electronically through Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at http://ees.elsevier.com/ins. The authors must select as “SI: DETCE” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Only original and unpublished papers will be considered. A PDF version of each submitted paper with its serial number should also be forwarded to qhan@swin.edu.au

A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors” at: http://www.elsevier.com/journals/information-sciences/0020-0255/guide-for-authors.


Manuscript Due: January 15, 2018

First Decision Date: April 15, 2018

Revision Due: May 15, 2018

Second Revision and Second Decision: August 15, 2018

Final Decision: October 15, 2018

[WP2] Publication: November/December 2018 (planned)



Distinguished Professor Qing-Long Han

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality)

Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia

Email: qhan@swin.edu.au


Professor Min-Rui Fei

Dean, School of Mechatronics and Automation

Shanghai University

149 Yanchang Road

Shanghai 200072, P. R. China

Email: mrfei@staff.shu.edu.cn

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