PHD SHORT COURSE - SUPERVISORY CONTROL OF DISCRETE-EVENT SYSTEMS

Lecturer W.M. Wonham, ECE Department, University of Toronto

Daily, Mon-Fri 03-07 October 2011 and Mon 10 October 2011
room A5, 16:00-19:00
6 sessions, total class time 6x3 = 18 hours

ABSTRACT

The course will present the basic ideas of supervisory control theory, as initiated at the University of Toronto in the early 1980s, and now an active research area in the control community. Topics addressed will include:

  1. LANGUAGES, AUTOMATA, AND GENERATORS
  2. CONTROLLABILITY AND CENTRALIZED SUPERVISION
  3. DECENTRALIZED AND DISTRIBUTED SUPERVISION
  4. SUPERVISION WITH PARTIAL OBSERVATION
  5. HIERARCHICAL SUPERVISION
  6. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

There are no particular prerequisites, although a first course in discrete mathematics could be helpful. We shall also introduce the software package TCT, enabling computation of (relatively) small examples on a PC.

Reference textbook: "Supervisory Control of Discrete-Event Systems", update 2011.07.01, posted on www.control.utoronto.ca/~wonham.

DIS Contact: Giuseppe De Giacomo (degiacomo@dis.uniroma1.it)