Nonlinear Synthesis

Proceedings of a IIASA Workshop held in Sopron, Hungary June 1989

  • Christopher I. Byrnes
  • Alexander B. Kurzhansky

Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (PSCT, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. A. A. Agrachev, S. A. Vakhrameev
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jean-Pierre Aubin, Hélène Frankowska
    Pages 12-33
  4. Christopher I. Byrnes, Alberto Isidori
    Pages 34-52
  5. W. P. Dayawansa, C. F. Martin
    Pages 53-67
  6. Alessandro De Luca
    Pages 68-87
  7. Giovanni B. Di Masi, Marina Angelini
    Pages 88-98
  8. Xuru Ding, T. J. Tarn, A. K. Bejczy
    Pages 99-111
  9. Michel Fliess, François Messager
    Pages 112-131
  10. Hans W. Knobloch, Dietrich Flockerzi
    Pages 132-140
  11. A. B. Kurzhanski, I. Vályi
    Pages 169-184
  12. Clyde F. Martin, Andreas Soemadi
    Pages 185-199
  13. Salvatore Monaco, Dorothée Normand-Cyrot
    Pages 200-213
  14. Henk Nijmeijer
    Pages 214-223
  15. N. N. Petrov
    Pages 242-243
  16. Gianna Stefani
    Pages 270-282
  17. L. F. Zelikina
    Pages 297-304
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 305-306

About this book


In its broadest sense, nonlinear synthesis involves in fact the synthesis of sometimes so­ phisticated or complex control strategies with the aim of prescribing, or at least influencing, the evolution of complex nonlinear systems. Nonlinear synthesis requires the development of methodologies for modeling complex systems, for the analysis of nonlinear models, and for the systematic design of control schemes or feedback laws which can achieve a wide variety of prescribed objectives. The modeling, analysis and control of complex systems in the face of uncertainty form on of the major components of the current research program in the Department of Systems and Decision Sciences (SDS) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). In June 1989, a IIASA workshop on Nonlinear Synthesis, sponsored by SDS, was held in Sopron, Hungary. We are proud to present this volume as the proceedings of this workshop, a workshop attened by prominent researchers in nonlinear systems from both the East and the West. Since the promotion and encouragement of scientific cooperation between researchers in the East and in the West is one of the goals at IIASA, we feel the Sopron Conference on Nonlinear Synthesis was very successful. Moreover, we were especially pleased by the impressive new advances presented at the workshop which, in this volume, are now part of the conference record.


complex system complex systems control control system cooperation evolution game theory identification modeling nonlinear system optimal control research stability stabilization

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher I. Byrnes
    • 1
  • Alexander B. Kurzhansky
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Systems Science and MathematicsWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Systems and Decision SciencesInternational Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisLaxenburgAustria
  3. 3.Academy of SciencesUSSR

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