The conference is over. The organizers, Bo Bernhardsson (Lund University), Maxim Kristalny & Leonid Mirkin (Technion—IIT), thank all speakers and participants for contributing to the conference and making it an enjoyable event to organize. The talks are available for downloading from this site.
- Shai Arogeti, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
“Set-point Regulation of an Uncertain 6-DOF Magnetically Levitated Positioning Stage”
- Karl Johan Åström, Lund University, Sweden
“Control Design for a MEMS Accelerometer with Tunneling Sensing”
- Bo Bernhardsson, Lund University, Sweden
“Control of a Marine Vibrator Using Iterative Learning Control”
- Giacomo Como, Lund University, Sweden
“Resilient Distributed Routing in Dynamical Flow Networks”
- Thomas Gustafsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
“Towards Optimal Control of Wood Drying”
- Jack Haddad, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Optimal Perimeter Control Synthesis for Two Urban Regions with Boundary Queue Dynamics”
- Karl Henrik Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
“Control and Optimization of Cooperative Driving for Road Goods Transportation”
- Maxim Kristalny, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Optimal Control in Delayed Bilateral Teleoperation”
- Izchak Lewkowicz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
“(Generalized) Positive Rational Functions — Convex Invertible Cones Overview”
- Anders Lindquist, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden / Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R.C.
“Intermittent Observations and Hybrid Dynamics: The Reversal of the Time Direction in Stochastic Models and its Use in Optimal Estimation”
- Michael Margaliot, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
“The Ribosome Flow Model: Theory and Applications”
- Alexander Medvedev, Uppsala University, Sweden
“Pointwise and Distributed Delays in Impulsive Models of Endocrine Regulation”
- Ilana Nisky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
“Surgical Robotics—Enhancing the Surgeon in the Loop”
- Yizhar Or, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Dynamics and Control of (Bio-)Robotic Locomotion: Nonlinear, Nonholonomic and Hybrid Mechanical Systems”
- Anders Rantzer, Lund University, Sweden
“Scalable Control of Positive Systems”
- Thomas Schön, Uppsala University, Sweden
“Nonlinear System Identification Enabled via Sequential Monte Carlo”
- Tal Shima, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Cooperative Optimal Missile Guidance Laws”
- Jonas Sjöberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
“Identification of Wiener-Hammerstein Models and Other Nonlinear Block Models”
- Daniel Żelazo, Technion—IIT, Israel
“Uncertain Consensus Networks: Robustness and its Connection to Effective Resistance”
The organizers owe a debt of gratitude to
- The Israeli Association for Automatic Control
- Center for Mathematical Sciences at the Technion
- The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Systems Engineering at the Technion
- The Moshe Yanai Fund for the Promotion of International Conferences at the Technion
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion
- Swedish Technion Society
Registration rates and policies
|until Nov 2, 2014||since Nov 3, 2014|
|3 days registration:||₪350||₪500|
|1 day registration:||₪150||₪215|
|Extra banquet ticket||₪150||₪215|
Full registration fee includes:
- access to technical sessions
- coffee breaks
- full lunches (on Nov 9 and Nov 11)
- box lunch + tour + banquet (on Nov 10)
Student registration does not include the tour/banquet and will include lunches only subject to availability (also according to FCFS).
The filled registration form (fillable PDF) should be send to Mrs. (IAAC secretary).
The workshop will be hosted by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion. All talks will be held in Room 217, D. Dan and Betty Kahn Bld. The campus map with both the workshop venue and Forchheimer guest house marked can be downloaded from here. The purple line shows a walking pass between the guest house and Dan Kahn building (the building is brand new, so it's not yet shown on the map properly).
Ben Gurion Airport is Israel's major international gateway. It is located on the outskirts of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, 115km from the workshop venue. A ride between Ben Gurion Airport and Haifa should last about an hour to an hour and a half. The following transportation options are available:
- There is direct train service (costs ₪41.5≈SEK82) between Ben Gurion Airport and Haifa, with trains almost every hour all night long and, mostly, twice in an hour during the day (due to public transportation adherence to Shabbat observance, there is no trains between Friday at ≈14:30 and Saturday at ≈19:30). Tickets are purchased at the vendor or the automatic machines at the entrance to the train station. Your destination is Haifa Hof HaKarmel station, which is the first stop in Haifa. From there take bus line 11 (25min, costs ₪6.9≈SEK14, tickets can be purchased from the driver) to the Technion. If your destination is Forchheimer Guest House, you need either the first (faster, but a bit longer walk) or the last bus stop (the swimming pool) in the campus. A cab from Hof HaKarmel to the Technion should cost ≈SEK100).
- Amal taxi operates shared taxi service from the Ben Gurion Airport to Haifa (costs ₪100≈SEK200 / ₪120≈SEK240 during Shabbat ours). This transport serves up to 10 passengers per vehicle and will leave the airport upon filling the cabin, so you may experience some wait time until departure. This service takes each passenger to her/his own destination, thus possibly prolonging the trip in Haifa itself. Alternatively, there are "individual" taxis from the airport (costs ≈SEK800; on Shabbat—between Friday evening and Saturday evening—the price may be higher). Taxis operate continuously regardless of Shabbat.
Weather in November should be warm (by Swedish standards): average daily temperatures are a minimum of (plus!) 14°C and a maximum of 21°C. Water temperature in the Mediterranean sea is 23°C. Rains may be expected this time of the year, but they are not very frequent.
Currency in Israel is Israeli New Sheqel (ILS or ₪). All major currencies are exchangeable. All major credit cards are usually acceptable in shops, restaurants, etc (but not in public transportation or by taxi drivers). For official exchange rates see here. More information regarding Israeli currency can be found here.
Electricity. The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hz. Most Israeli sockets are of the three-pronged variety (Type H) but should accept the Europlug and, in many cases, some other European two-pronged plugs (Types E and F) as well. Electric shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may require adapters / transformers, which can be purchased in Israel.
Haifa, Israel's third largest city, is situated in a broad natural bay between the Mediterranean Sea and the Carmel mountain range. The city's terraced landscape offers a rich variety of breathtaking panoramas. The city has many museums and cultural centers as well as restored quarters, historic sites, and 17 km of beaches. Haifa's famous tourist attraction is the Bahá'í World Centre, with the golden Shrine of the Báb and the surrounding gardens, considered one of the wonders of the world. Haifa is a good starting point for visiting tourist attractions such as Acre (25km), Nazareth (40km), Sea of Galilee (60km) and Caesarea (40km). Jerusalem is only 150km away. For more information, visit the following web-sites: