Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific Events: Organisation

General Chair, Scientific Chair
  • C. Canudas-de-Wit was the General Chair of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2019 (CDC) in Nice (11-13 Dec. 2019).

Member of the Organizing Committees
  • Maria Laura Delle Monache organized the workshop on “Lagrangian Control for Traffic Flow Smoothing in Mixed Autonomy Settings ”, CDC December 2019 (with Alexandre Bayen*, George J. Pappas, Benedetto Piccoli, Daniel B. Work, Jonathan Sprinkle, Maria Laura Delle Monache, Benjamin Seibold, Cathy Wu, Abdul Rahman Kreidieh, Eugene Vinitsky, Yashar Zeiynali Farid).

  • Maria Laura Delle Monache organized a tutorial session on “Autonomous Vehicles and Traffic Control in Mixed Autonomy Environments” at CDC, December 2019 (with Jonathan Sprinkle, Ram Vasudevan, Dan Work).

  • Team members organized the following invited sessions at the CDC 2019:

    • “Novel Approaches to Traffic Estimation and Control Using Automated Vehicles” (M.L. Delle Monache with R.Stern (University of Minnesota))

    • “Control for Large Scale Traffic Networks” (M.L. Delle Monache, C. Canudas de Wit with N. bekiaris-Liberis (Univeristy of Crete))

    • “Models and Control Methods Tor Traffic Networks” (M. L. Delle Monache with S. Siri and C. Pasquale (University of Genoa) )

    • “Multi-Sensor Fusion Techniques for State Estimation in Navigation” (H. Fourati with A. Barrau (Safran), J. Farrell (University of California Riverside), M. Liu (Hong Kong University of Science) and Z. Zhou (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China).

Scientific Events: Selection

Member of the Conference Program Committees
  • F. Garin is Associate Editor in the IEEE Control System Society Conference Editorial Board (this year, she served for CDC 2019, ACC 2020) and Associate Editor in the European Control Association (EUCA) Conference Editorial Board (this year, she served for ECC 2020).

  • H. Fourati is member of (1) the International Program Committee (IPC) of international conferences STA’19, ICCAD’19, ISAECT’19 (2) the Technical Program Committee (TCP) for the International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN’19), Pisa (Italy), Sep. 2019 (3) Member of the publication chairs of the International Conference on Control, Automation and Diagnosis (ICCAD'19), Grenoble (France), Jul. 2019.


Team members have been reviewers for several conferences, including the most prestigious ones in their research area: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control CDC, European Control Conference ECC, American Control Conference ACC, European Signal Processing Conference, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS, IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys), IFAC Workshop on Control for Transportartion Systems (CTS), IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Conference, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.


Member of the Editorial Boards
  • C. Canudas-de-Wit is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Networks Systems IEEE-TCNS (since June 2013) and Editor of the Asian Journal of Control AJC (since 2010).

  • P. Frasca is Subject Editor of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (Wiley) (since February 2014), Associate Editor of the IEEE Control System Letters (from February 2017) and Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Control (Wiley) (since January 2017).

  • H. Fourati is Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Control (Wiley) (since January 2016) and of the Open Transportation Journal. He has also been lead guest editor of the special issue “Recent Advances on Data Fusion, Estimation in Navigation and Control” for Asian Journal of Control (AJC), 2019.

Reviewer - Reviewing Activities

Team members have been reviewers for several journals, including the most prestigious ones in their research area: IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Automatica, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Systems and Control Letters, Int. Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Elsevier Transportation Research Part B, IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentations and Measurements, IEEE Sensors journal, IEEE Trans. on Robotics, AIMS Networks and Heterogeneous Network (NHM), Wiley Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (MMAS), Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMMA), Journal of Nonlinear Science and Applications (JNSA), Journal of the Franklin Institute, AMS Mathematical Reviews, Asian Journal of Control.

Invited Talks

P. Frasca gave the following talks:

• “The closed loop between opinion formation and personalised recommendations”, Workshop “Network Dynamics in the Social, Economic, and Financial Sciences”, Turin, Italy, November 5-8, 2019.

• “Non-smooth opinion dynamics”, Workshop “European Network for Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems, Grenoble, September 18, 2019.

• “The closed loop between opinion formation and personalised recommendations”, Workshop “Reti sociali e comportamenti emergenti”, Napoli, February 4, 2019.

M.L. Delle Monache gave the following talks:

• Traffic flow implications of autonomous and partially autonomous vehicles, Workshop on "Connected and automated vehicles for energy efficient and environmental impact", IFPEN, Rueil-Malmaison, France, September 2019.

• Modeling autonomous vehicles in traffic flow, International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) 2019, Valencia, Spain, July 2019.

• Micro - macro models for traffic with autonomous vehicles, IPAM workshop on Autonomous vehicles, IPAM (UCLA), USA, February 2019.

• Traffic control and estimation with autonomous vehicles, Journée du groupe de travail en automatique et transports terrestres, Université Grenoble Alpes, France, January 2019.

• Traffic reconstruction using autonomous vehicles, Sixth Chilean Workskshop on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (WONAPDE), Concepción, Chile, January 2019.

Leadership within the Scientific Community

  • Team members participate to the following technical committees of IEEE Control Systems Society and of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC):

    • IEEE-CSS Technical Committee “Networks and Communications Systems” (P. Frasca and F. Garin);

    • IFAC Technical Committee 1.5 on Networked Systems (P. Frasca and C. Canudas-de-Wit);

    • IFAC Technical Committee 2.5 on Robust Control (P. Frasca);

    • IFAC Technical Committee 7.1 Automotive Control (C. Canudas-de-Wit);

    • IFAC Technical Committee 7.4 Transportation systems (C. Canudas-de-Wit);

    • IFAC Technical Committee 9.2 on Social Impact of Automation (P. Frasca);

  • C. Canudas-de-Wit is member of the advisory board (2017-21) of the project ”Societal-Scale Cyber-Physical Transport Systems” supported by the Swedish Strategic Research Foundation, KTH Sweden.

  • P. Frasca is member of the “Comité de Direction du GdR MACS ”, term 2019-2023.

  • A. Kibangou reviewed project proposals for NRF (South-African research agency)

Research Administration

  • From July 2019, F. Garin is `Présidente du CES du Centre (Comité des Emplois Scientifiques)’.

  • In Nov. 2019, F. Garin has been elected as `responsable du pôle Automatique et Diagnostic (PAD)’ at GIPSA-Lab, a role to be started in Jan. 2020.

  • Since Nov. 2019, F. Garin is co-head of the CSP (Cyber-Physical Systems) action of Persyval2.

  • A. Kibangou has been elected member of the research department MSTIC (mathematics, information and communication sciences) of Univ. Grenoble Alpes.

  • A. Kibangou is co-head of the PCS (Pervasive Computing Systems) action of Persyval-Lab (until November 2019).

  • A. Kibangou is academic director (L2) IUT1 (GEII).

  • A. Kibangou is co-head for higher studies opportunities (Responsable poursuite d’études) (IUT1-GEII).

  • H. Fourati is member of the Department of Electrical Engineering Council, IUT1 Grenoble, France (2018-2021)

  • H. Fourati is member of CNU61 (Conseil national des universités, Génie informatique, Automatique et Traitement du Signal) since 2016.

  • H. Fourati is in charge of communication mission and visits to high school within the Department of Electrical Engineering, IUT1 Grenoble, France (2017-present).

  • M.L. Delle Monache is member of two local committees at Inria Rhône-Alpes: ”Commission de développement technologique (research engineers) and Comité des Études Doctorales (PhD grants CORDI-S).