R.K. Boel, B. De Schutter, G. Nijsse, J.M. Schumacher, and J.H. van Schuppen, "Approaches to modelling, analysis, and control of hybrid systems," Journal A, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 16-27, Dec. 1999.
Both industry and the academic world are becoming more and more interested in techniques to model, analyse, and control complex systems that contain both analog and logical components. Such systems are called hybrid systems. Examples of hybrid systems are telecommunication networks, flexible production systems, parallel processing systems, traffic networks, and so on. In this paper we present an overview of some modelling, analysis, and control methods for hybrid systems, mainly from a systems and control point of view. All these methods have been studied intensively by the authors of this paper in the framework of their research projects.