This volume contains the proceedings of ADHS’06: the 2nd IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, organized in Alghero (Italy) on June 7-9, 2006. ADHS is a series of triennial meetings that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with a background in control and computer science to provide a survey of the advances in the field of hybrid systems, and of their ability to take up the challenge of analysis, design and verification of efficient and reliable control systems. ADHS'06 is the second Conference of this series after ADHS'03 in Saint Malo.

Key Features

* 65 papers selected through careful reviewing process * Plenary lectures presented by three distinguished speakers * Featuring interesting new research topics


For researchers and practitioners with background in control and computer science

Table of Contents

Plenary Lectures
Chattering Problem for Sliding Mode Control Systems (V. Utkin, H. Lee). Challenges and Opportunities for System Theory in Embedded Controller Design (A. Sangiovanni Vincentelli).
Optimal Control in Hybrid Systems (C. Lung, P. Riedinger).
Observers for Hybrid Systems.
Continuous and Hybrid Petri Nets.
Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Systems.
Control of Hybrid Systems 1.
Structural Analysis and Approximation of Hybrid Systems (Invited).
Control of Hybrid Systems 2.
Stochastic Hybrid Systems.
Controller Design Based on Hybrid Models of Industrial Plants (Invited).
Diagnosis and Identification.
Applications of Hybrid Control (Invited).
Hybrid Simulation Tools: Principles, Challenges and Applications (Invited).
Stability 1.
Model Predictive Control.
Stability 2.


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About the editors

Christos Cassandras

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Boston University, Brookline, MA, USA

Alessandro Giua

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Carla Seatzu

Affiliations and Expertise

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica ed Elettroni, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Janan Zaytoon

Affiliations and Expertise

LAM, UFR Sciences Exactes et naturelles, Moulin de la Housse, France