B. De Schutter and R. Scattolini, "Introduction to the special issue on hierarchical and distributed model predictive control," Journal of Process Control, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 683-684, June 2011.
This special issue of the Journal of Process Control on "Hierarchical and Distributed Model Predictive Control" collects a selection of papers in the broad field of hierarchical and distributed model predictive control, including distributed control, distributed optimization, distributed estimation, and applications. These papers are briefly summarized in this introduction.