Distributed Event-Triggered Control, Estimation, and Optimization

in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 01 Jun 2018
Journal Impact Factor : 3.139
Journal Name : Journal of the Franklin Institute
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Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-the-franklin-institute/call-for-papers/call-for-papers-special-issue-on-distributed-event-triggered
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-the-franklin-institute

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Event-based systems have been widely studied in the past decade in which activities are triggered by events instead of time. This approach exhibits various advantages over traditional time-triggered approach in resource-constrained applications, such as improved communication bandwidth usages, reduced computational cost, and lower sensing/actuation frequencies. As the modern systems become more and more complex, event-triggered approaches are often implemented in a distributed manner, where events are generated only based on local information. On one hand, it can significantly reduce the heavy burden on communication and computation compared with centralized approaches. On the other hand, it raises unique challenges with respect to event design, implementation, and system analysis.

The aim of this special issue is to capture the latest advances in the theories and applications of event-triggered estimation, control, and optimization in networked and distributed control systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:

  • Modeling of distributed event-based systems;
  • Event-based cooperative control of multi-agent systems;
  • Event-triggering in distributed estimation of complex networks;
  • Distributed event-triggered optimization of networked systems;
  • Applications to cyber physical systems

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: May 1, 2018

Final Paper Submission: June 1, 2018

Submission Instruction

All papers will undergo the same rigorous review process as that for a regular paper submitted to this journal. Prospective authors should submit high quality and original manuscripts. Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Guide for Authors available from the online submission page of the Journal of the Franklin Institute at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-the-franklin-institute

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select as “Event-Triggered Control” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at:


Guest Editors:

Zheng-Guang Wu
Institute of Cyber-Systems and Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Email: [email protected]


Zhiyong Chen
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW2308, Australia
Email: [email protected]


Xiaofeng Wang
Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA
Email: [email protected]


Choon Ki Ahn
School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, 136-701, Korea.
Email: [email protected]

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