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The interaction between control and computing theories: New approaches

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Day by day, networked control system (NCS) methods have been promoted for distributed closed-loop control systems. Interestingly, the integration of control and computing theories enhanced the development of networked control systems through remote control for wide applications employing the internet. Two further directions to networked control technology are Leader-Follower systems and model predictive control systems. Cloud control system is looked at an extension of networked control systems (NCS) using internet of things (IOT) methodologies. In this paper, a comprehensive literature survey of the new technology of control systems application performed on cloud computing is presented.

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This work was supported by the deanship of scientific research (DSR) at KFUPM through distinguished professorship research project (No. IN141003).

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MagdiSadek S. Mahmoud received the B. Sc. degree (Honors) in communication engineering, the M. Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph. D. degree in systems engineering, all from Cairo University, Egypt in 1968, 1972 and 1974, respectively. He has been a professor of engineering since 1984. He is now a distinguished professor at King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He was on the faculty at different universities worldwide including Egypt (CU, AUC), Kuwait (KU), UAE (UAEU), UK (UMIST), USA (Pitt, Case Western), Singapore (Nanyang) and Australia (Adelaide). He lectured in Venezuela (Caracas), Germany (Hanover), UK (Kent), USA (UoSA), Canada (Montreal) and China (BIT, Yanshan). He is the principal author of thirty-seven (37) books, inclusive book-chapters and the author/co-author of more than 550 peer-reviewed papers. He is a fellow of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE, the CEI (UK), and a registered consultant engineer of information engineering and systems (Egypt). He received the Science State Incentive Prize for outstanding research in engineering (1978, 1986), the State Medak for Science and Art, first class (1978), and the State Distinction Award (1986), Egypt. He was awarded the Abdulhamed Showman Prize for Young Arab Scientists in the field of Engineering Sciences (1986), Jordan. In 1992, he received the Distinguished Engineering Research Award, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University (1992), Kuwait. He is the co-winner of the Most Cited Paper Award 2009 of Signal Processing. His papers were selected among the 40 best papers in Electrical & Electronic Engineering by the Web of Science ISI in July 2012. He interviewed for People in Control, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, August 2010. He served as Guest Editor for the special issue Neural Networks and Intelligence Systems in Neurocomputing and Guest Editor for the 2015 International Symposium on Web of Things and Big Data, Manama, Bahrain in 2015. He is a regional editor (Middle East and Africa) of International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, Inderscience publishers since 2007, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization, Australia since 2010, an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Dynamics Applications, since 2011, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Management, USA since 2012 and an Academic Member of Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece since 2015. Since 2016, He is an editor of the Journal Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Company, USA.

His research interests include distributed control and filtering, networked-control systems, triggering mechanisms in dynamical systems, fault-tolerant systems and information technology.

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Yuanqing Xia was born in Anhui Province, China in 1971, and graduated from the Department of Mathematics, Chuzhou University, China in 1991. He received the M. Sc. degree in Fundamental Mathematics from Anhui University, China in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2001. From 1991 to 1995, he was with Tongcheng Middle-School, China, where he worked as a teacher. During January 2002 to November 2003, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, where he worked on navigation, guidance and control. From November 2003 to February 2004, he was with the National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow, where he worked on variable structure control. From February 2004 to February 2006, he was with the University of Glamorgan, UK, as a research fellow, where he worked on networked control systems. From February 2007 to June 2008, he was a guest professor with Innsbruck Medical University, Austria, where he worked on biomedical signal processing. Since July 2004, he has been with the School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, first as an associate professor, then, since 2008, as a professor. And in 2012, he was appointed as Xu Teli distinguished professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology, then in 2016, as chair professor. In 2012, he obtained the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, and in 2016, he was honored as the Yangtze River Scholar Distinguished Professor and was supported by National High Level Talents Special Support Plan (“Million People Plan”) by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee. He is now the dean of School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology. He has published 8 monographs in Springer, John Wiley and CRC, and more than 100 papers in international scientific journals. He is a deputy editor of Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology, an associate editor of Acta Automatica Sinica, Control Theory and Applications, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, International Journal of Automation and Computing. He obtained the Second Award of the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology (No. 1) in 2010 and 2015, the Second National Award for Science and Technology (No. 2) in 2011, and the Second Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (No. 1) in 2012.

His research interests include networked control systems, robust control and signal processing, active disturbance rejection control and flight control.

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Mahmoud, M.S., Xia, Y. The interaction between control and computing theories: New approaches. Int. J. Autom. Comput. 14, 254–274 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11633-017-1070-2

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