Welcome to SIDRA 2017
The S.I.D.R.A. PhD Summer School is a one-week event organised every year by S.I.D.R.A., the Italian Control Systems Society. The summer school takes place in Bertinoro, Forlì-Cesena, Italy.
Since the first edition, in 1997, the school has been a meeting place for PhD students, post-graduate and researchers, to be introduced to classical as well as to emerging control theory, enriched by practical case studies and applications.
Besides the learning experience, the school also has the ambition of providing a stimulating environment for PhD students to meet and establish professional relationships, collaborations, and know-how exchanges.
Every year, two hot topics related to control systems theory/applications are presented, and the partecipants to the school have the opportunity to suggest the topics for the next year.
The summer school is primarily intended for, but not restricted to, PhD, post-graduate, and researcher candidates in the Control Systems and Automatica fields. Participants coming from other disciplines may also benefit from the school depending on the topics discussed.
The school success encountered in these years and the distinguished international guests, involved a progressive internationalization of the school that now opens up to receive applications from all the European PhD students.
This year themes
The two themes presented this year are “Formal methods for the control of large-scale networked nonlinear systems with logic specifications“, coordinated by professors Maria Domenica Di Benedetto (University of L'Aquila) and Giordano Pola (University of L'aquila), and “Port-Hamiltonian modelling and passivity-based control of physical systems. Theory and applications“, coordinated by professors Alessandro Macchelli (University of Bologna) and Cristian Secchi (University of Modena and Reggio).
The "Formal methods for the control of large-scale networked nonlinear systems with logic specifications" course will provide the students with advanced tools to address complex control problems for large-scale networked nonlinear systems with logic specifications.
The lecturers for this course will be: Alessandro Borri (ASI-CNR), Maria Domenica Di Benedetto (University of L'Aquila), Pierdomenico Pepe (University of L'Aquila), Giordano Pola (University of L'Aquila).
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The “Port-Hamiltonian modelling and passivity-based control of physical systems” course will introduce the foundations of port-Hamiltonian system theory and of passivity based control. In addition it will present methods, techniques and tools for modelling and controlling complex interacting dynamical systems, using an integrated system approach allowing to deal with physical components stemming from robotics and also from different domains (e.g. electrical, mechanical, thermodynamic), both in the lumped-parameter and in the distributed-parameter case.
The lecturers for this course will be: Alessandro Macchelli (University of Bologna), Bernhard Maschke (University Claude Bernard of Lyon), Cristian Secchi (University of Modena and Reggio), Stefano Stramigioli (University of Twente).
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A brief guide to surf the site
Click on the main menu item More Info to have information about the venue, the accomodation, the instruction for reaching the school, the instructions for applying to the school and the requested fee.
Click on the main menu item Course Outline to have a look at the school programmes.
Click on the main menu item Course Material to download the material of the school and the homeworks. These last will be available at the end of the school for taking a certified exam if required by the home university.
Use the links on the right column to communicate directly with the Centro Universitario di Bertinoro, that manage the centre where the school take place (only for questions not answered on this site).
On the right column the email addresses of the coordinators of the school, Prof. Claudio Melchiorri and Prof. Maria Elena Valcher, and of the contact person at the Centro Universitario di Bertinoro, Monica Michelacci.
Please, contact Monica Michelacci for questions related to accommodation and logistics, Prof. Claudio Melchiorri or Prof. Maria Elena Valcher for questions related to the School and the courses.
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