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Positive Systems

Theory and Applications (POSTA 2016) Rome, Italy, September 14-16, 2016

  • Filippo Cacace
  • Lorenzo Farina
  • Roberto Setola
  • Alfredo Germani
  • Presents novel and innovative contributions on positive systems

  • Gathers selected contributions from the 5th International Symposium on Positive Systems, held in Rome, Italy, September 14–16, 2016

  • Offers valuable insights for researchers in applied mathematics, control engineering and statistics

Book POSTA 2016

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 471)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Positive Systems Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oliver Mason, Aisling McGlinchey, Fabian Wirth
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sophie Tarbouriech, Isabelle Queinnec, Germain Garcia, Michel Mazerolles
      Pages 17-29
    4. Pierre-Alexandre Bliman, Bettina D’Avila Barros
      Pages 31-39
    5. B.  Cantó, C.  Coll, S. Romero-Vivó, E.  Sánchez
      Pages 41-50
  3. Positive Systems with Delay and Disturbance

  4. Switched and Fractional Positive Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Tarek Raïssi, Mohamed Aoun
      Pages 97-111
    3. Maria Elena Valcher, Irene Zorzan
      Pages 123-138
    4. Junfeng Zhang, Linli Ma, Qian Wang, Yun Chen, Shaosheng Zhou
      Pages 139-148
  5. Positive Distributed Parameters and Positive Multidimensional Systems

About this book


This book presents high-quality original contributions on positive systems, including topics such as: monotone dynamical systems in mathematical biology and game theory; mathematical developments for networked systems in biology, chemistry and the social sciences; linear and nonlinear positive operators; dynamical analysis, observation and control of positive distributed parameter systems; stochastic realization theory; biological systems with positive variables and positive controls; iterated function systems; nonnegative dynamic processes; and dimensioning problems for collaborative systems.
The book comprises a selection of the best papers presented at the POSTA 2016, the 5th International Symposium on Positive Systems, which was held in Rome, Italy, in September 2016. This conference series represents a targeted response to the growing need for research that reports on and critically discusses a wide range of topics concerning the theory and applications of positive systems.


Monotone Dynamical Systems Theory Positive Distributed Parameter Systems Stochastic Realization Theory Positive Switched Systems Iterated Function Systems Nonnegative Dynamic Processes Game Theory Nonlinear Positive Pperators Linear Positive Operators

Editors and affiliations

  • Filippo Cacace
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Farina
    • 2
  • Roberto Setola
    • 3
  • Alfredo Germani
    • 4
  1. 1.Università Campus Biomedico RomeItaly
  2. 2.Sapienza Università di Roma RomeItaly
  3. 3.Università Campus Biomedico RomeItaly
  4. 4.Università dell’Aquila L'AquilaItaly

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