DISC Course on
Modeling and Control of Hybrid Systems

January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 2017

Hybrid systems

Recent technological innovations have caused a considerable interest in the study of dynamical processes of a mixed continuous and discrete nature. Such processes are called hybrid systems and are characterized by the interaction of time-continuous models (governed by differential or difference equations) on the one hand, and logic rules and discrete-event systems (described by, e.g., automata, finite state machines, etc.) on the other. In practice a hybrid system arises, e.g., when continuous physical processes are controlled via embedded software that intrinsically has a finite number of states only (such as on/off control).

Objectives of the course

This course will offer a brief overview of the field of hybrid systems ranging from modeling, over analysis and simulation, to verification and control. We will particularly focus on modeling, analysis, and control of tractable classes of hybrid systems.

Date and location

The course will be take place on Mondays January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 2017 from 13.45 to 16.00 at Cursus- en Vergadercentrum Domstad, Koningsbergerstraat 9, 3531 AJ Utrecht, phone: 030-2927700, URL: www.accommodatiedomstad.nl (in Dutch).
Click here for travel directions (in Dutch).

Lecture notes

The pdf file of the Lecture Notes for the course will be communicated to the registrered participants of the course via email.


Homework assignments

Note that you should upload the solutions of your homework (as a pdf file) to the DISC website!


Your final grade for this DISC course consists in the average of your grades for the homeworks. You can obtain a bonus point if you detect a sufficient amount of errors in the lecture notes and report them to the lecturers. The final grades will be communicated by the end of April 2017.


To register for the course please contact Ms M. Otte.


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