DISC Summer School on
Modeling and Control of Hybrid Systems

June 23 to 26, 2003
Koningshof, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Co-sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

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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 summer school
This school offered a general overview of the field of hybrid systems ranging from modeling, over analysis and simulation, to verification and control. The school not only targeted PhD students already working in the field of hybrid systems but also a more general postgraduate level audience. The number of registered participants reached the pre-set target level of 74 (which yields a total of 85 participants if the lecturers and the organizers are also included). Furthermore, we also had a good number of foreign participants coming from 8 different countries.

For the keynote lectures we invited 4 renowned experts in the field who also have excellent educational skills:

In addition, several advanced topics speakers gave shorter lectures on specific topics and applications: The school was organized by B. De Schutter, W.M.P.H. Heemels, in close cooperation with A. Bemporad (chair IEEE Technical Committee Hybrid Systems)

This page is maintained by Bart De Schutter. Last update: July 28, 2003.