INCITE Workshop 2

Barcelona Summer School + 2nd INCITE Workshop

June 26 - June 30, 2017


UPC (Barcelona, Spain)


FME UPC (Summer School, 26-28 June) & ETSEIB UPC (2nd INCITE Workshop, 29-30 June)

Barcelona Summer School Program:

Monday 26 June

Time    TitleSpeaker      
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome & Introduction J.L. Dominguez (IREC)
9:00 - 10:30 Virtual Labs Course (1) - Introduction to EjsS
In this session we first review the basics for creating dynamic content on Web pages and introduce EjsS as modelling and authoring tool.
The session includes a hands-on practice to understand the modelling support of EjsS. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops for the course.
F. Esquembre (U. Murcia)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Virtual Labs Course (2) - Modelling and Visualisation with EjsS
In this session we provide a crash course on modelling and describe in more detail the modelling and visualisation support of EjsS. The session includes a practical session inspecting existing examples and the possibility to start a new project of interest for the participant.
F. Esquembre (U. Murcia)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 CS Course 1 "Resources for scientific writing"
This session will present a variety of online resources for scientific writing, including writing manuals and style guides. Online text corpora will be presented as a means to resolve doubts about the most usual forms of expression in general language and in a given discipline. Participants will also learn to create their own corpora for their field of research. The structure of introduction sections of engineering papers will be discussed and a model for writing them will be presented.
A. Lounds
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 The Role of Population Games and Evolutionary Dynamics in Distributed Control Systems
This tutorial session presents three main ideas that relate game theory and distributed control systems. First, we present the mathematical formalism of the population games, their main characteristics and properties, and how they are related to distributed control systems and dynamic resource allocation problems. Some optimal and convergence results are presented to illustrate the usefulness of this approach into the automatic control design field. Then, we present two engineering applications where this methodology can be successfully applied by means of simulations. The first application is based on the smart grid concept, specifically on the dispatch problem of distributed generators in a microgrid. The second engineering application corresponds to the real-time control of drinking water transportation systems. Finally, some open problems and future directions of further research are given.
N. Quijano (U. Andes)

Tuesday 27 June

Time    TitleSpeaker      
8:30 - 10:30 Understanding natural, accidental and malicious threats against secure operation of power systems
This lecture covers general introduction of threats to the power systems, analysis of historical blackouts through statistic study, methodologies of evaluation different types of adverse events with multiple criteria.
T. Huang (P. Torino)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Enhancement for the security of power system operation
This lecture introduces two catalogues of measurements to enhance the security of the power system operation, i.e. coordination of different TSOs under emergency situation and investment countermeasures.
T. Huang (P. Torino)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 CS Course 2 "The external peer review process, including point-by-point replies"
The sessions will cover both ‘external’ and ‘internal’ peer review. External review is done by the journal, coordinated by their ‘handling editors’ and accomplished by ‘referees’ or ‘reviewers’, who can be either ‘peers’ of the authors, usually working as volunteers, or specialists (who might even be paid). This step is required for acceptance of an article by all reputable academic journals. Internal peer review is practiced among co-authors, within highly successful departments, and by members of some ‘journal clubs’.

SESSION ONE - 27 June 2017
An overview of variations in the journal review process: in-house review by editorial teams at large journals, alternative practices in smaller journals, and formal peer review. We will discuss how long the process takes and successful authors’ management of post-review revision and of writing the crucial point-by-point (p×p) letter to the handling editor and referees.

M.E. Kerans
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Fault Diagnosis of Complex Systems
The reliable and continuous operation of complex systems and infrastructures is achieved including fault tolerant mechanisms that involve the deployment of real-time fault diagnosis algorithms. Fault diagnosis of complex systems (as for example, UAVs or critical infrastructures) is nowadays a quite active research area. This talk will present an introduction to fault diagnosis including the following aspects:
- the structural analysis to assess the level of redundancy existing in the system and the weaknesses/risks in case some fault occurs;
- the problem of sensor placement for fault diagnosis.
- the design of the fault diagnosis system using model based approaches.
- the problem of robustness against modelling uncertainties and disturbances.

Algorithms and methodologies will be illustrated with some real case studies.

V. Puig (UPC)

Wednesday 28 June

Time    TitleSpeaker      
8:30 - 10:30 Distributed Control and Optimization in Smart Power Distribution Grids F. Dörfler (ETH)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Control of Low-Inertia Systems: Naive and Foundational Approaches F. Dörfler (ETH)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 CS Course 3 "The internal peer review process"
The sessions will cover both ‘external’ and ‘internal’ peer review. External review is done by the journal, coordinated by their ‘handling editors’ and accomplished by ‘referees’ or ‘reviewers’, who can be either ‘peers’ of the authors, usually working as volunteers, or specialists (who might even be paid). This step is required for acceptance of an article by all reputable academic journals. Internal peer review is practiced among co-authors, within highly successful departments, and by members of some ‘journal clubs’.

SESSION TWO – 28 June 2017
A discussion of how to accelerate the writing-to-review cycle so that publication is delayed as little as possible. We will cover managing manuscript development, including efficient timing and how to use your co-authors; how to approach internal peer review to get a better manuscript for submission; and how to use your co-authors during the revision and p×p reply process.

M.E. Kerans
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Adaptive Parameter Estimation and Control: Introduction and Application
Adaptive parameter estimation and adaptive control have been developed during the past decades, and have been applied to some practical systems to achieve improved control response. In this tutorial, we will introduce the basic principle and methodologies of some well-known parameter estimation and adaptive control methods, which have been designed based on the gradient and least squares algorithms. The error convergence, robustness analysis and open problems are presented. Then we will introduce some recently proposed new adaptive parameter estimation methods. Finally, several practical examples of these adaptation algorithms in application to the real-time estimation of in-car parameters, the control of humanoid robotics and the synthesis of adaptive optimal control will be presented.
N. Jing (KUST)
19:30 Reception for keynote and plenary speakers of the Summer School and Workshop roundtable
2nd INCITE Workshop Program:

Thursday 29 June

Time    TitleSpeaker      
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome J.L. Dominguez (IREC)
9:30 - 10:15 Grids in transition: the evolution of DSOs M. Pardo (ENDESA)
10:15 - 11:00 StoreAge: the flexibility game changer for distribution networks N. Silva (EFACEC)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15 Von Neumann meets Le Corbusier: From Game Theory to Smart Cities
Recently, in the control community, there has been an increasing interest in studying large-scale distributed systems. Several efforts have been invested in order to develop techniques aiming to address the main challenges in this kind of problems, e.g., the amount of information to guarantee the proper operation of the system and the costs associated to the required communication infrastructure. Moreover, another issue appears when there is a large amount of data, and therefore, the measuring and transmission processes, and the computation of the control actions make closed-loop systems suffer from high computational burden. One way to overcome such problems is to use the multi-agent systems framework, which may be cast in game-theoretical terms. This approach allows us to model the interaction among several rational decision-makers, where the ideal decisions are those that lead to a global and common objective, and are made based on either individual or partial information. The key reason for employing game theory to address the underlying type of problems is that the solution of games can be obtained by means of distributed methods. In this work, we use a special class of dynamic games called population/evolutionary games to describe the behavior of decision- makers restricted to the available information from either some or all agents. In this talk some of the population/evolutionary games concepts are introduced in order to solve two dynamic resource allocation problems in smart cities, i.e., energy and water.
N. Quijano (U. Andes)
12:15 - 13:00 Round Table
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Supervisory Board Meeting
14:30 - 15:40 ESR Presentations WP2

Thibault Péan, Unnikrishnan Raveendran Nair, Tomás Pippia

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00 ESR Presentations WP4

Nikolaos Sapountzoglou, Miguel Picallo, Konstantinos Kotsalos

Friday 30 June

Time    TitleSpeaker      
9:00 - 10:30 ESR Presentations WP1

Wicak Ananduta, Hazem Abdelghany, Shantanu Chakraborty, Jesus Lago Garcia

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 ESR Presentations WP3

Adedotun J Agbemuko, Felix Koeth, Sara Siniscalchi Minna

12:30 - 13:00 Concluding Remarks J.L. Dominguez (IREC)
13:00 End of the meeting
13:30 Lunch

Pau Gargalló 14
08028 Barcelona