This Proceedings contain the papers presented at the 16th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Computer Control Systems (DCCS) held in Sydney, Australia in December 2000. Development of distributed computer control systems makes demands on the disciplines of computer science and engineering as well as electrical engineering, and usually involves both hardware and software that is reliable and with assured timing properties. The DCCS series of workshops contributes to this inter-disciplinary area by bringing together academic researchers and practitioners who may normally not attend the same events. During the past decade, DCCS has focused on novel technologies for distributed control systems. These papers fall in the areas of classical control theory, computer architecture, real-time computer networks, and formal methods for real-time systems, besides application papers in all of these areas. Out of 34 submitted papers, 24 were selected for presentation at the workshop.


For those who hold an interest in the development of distributed computer control systems and their relation to computer science and engineering.

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Control theory and applications. Automation for shape control in stainless cold rolling mill (Y.G. Hur, D.K Rhee). Internal model control using recurrent neural networks for nonlinear dynamic systems (Y. Li, et al.). Real-time networks - I. Stochastic control of communication network with time varying delay (E.-D. Park, U.-Y. Huh). Designing real-time systems based on mono-master profibus-DP networks (S. Monforte, et al.).
Applications - I. A monitor tool for networked factories (K. Kabitzsch, G. Kotte). Acruda (O. Nordland). Architecture. Systems engineering of time-triggered architectures - The SETTA approach (C. Scheidler et al.). Checkpoint Placement for Fault-Tolerant Real-Time systems (H. Lee, et al.). Deadline assignment to reduce output jitter of real-time tasks (T. Kim, et al.). Clock Synchronization Protocol under Windows NT (A.D. Assandri, M.A. García). Specification and simulation. Integrating WCET analysis into a MATLAB®/SIMULINK simulation model (R. Kirner et al.). Real-time behaviour verification, animation and monitoring starting from DCCS specification (L. Motus, T. Naks). Refinement and efficient verification of synchronous programs (S. Ramesh). Real-time networks - II. Systems Modelling and Identification in CAN Based Distributed Control Systems (A.M. Mota et al.). A Control Theory Approach for Congestion Control in Intranetwork (P. Nanda). Real-time networks -III. Improving the responsiveness of the synchronous messaging system in FTT-CAN (P. Pedreiras et al.). A distributed fault-tolerant real-time skeleton (M.E. Outram, F.A. Rabhi). Rtp/


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