Monday October 8, 2012

DYSCO Study Day : Dynamical systems, control and optimization

Kickoff of phase VII (2012-2017)

9:00 Welcome breakfast & coffee

9:30 Registration at the Welcome Desk

10:00 Welcome and introduction by Vincent Blondel, DYSCO coordinator

10:10 Introduction of the new partners

  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • FUNDP University of Namur
  • UGent University of Ghent

10:45 Poster spotlights (1 page and 1 minute per poster)

11:00 Poster session 1 & coffee break

12:00 Science and Society by Philippe Mettens, Director of the Belgian Science Policy

12:30 Lunch

13:45 Science in the news: On the "Sparse Fast Fourier Transform" by Paul Van Dooren, UCL.

Source article : Nearly Optimal Sparse Fourier Transform by Haitham Hassanieh, Piotr Indyk, Dina Katabi, and Eric Price.

14:00 Plenary talk, Francqui lecture by Yurii Nesterov (UCL): Algorithmic Optimization: new challenges in the old field

14:45 Poster spotlights (1 page and 1 minute per poster)

15:00 Poster session 2 & coffee break

16:00 Plenary talk by Jean-Jacques Slotine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Synchronization and Controllability in Biological Systems

17:00 End of the scientific program (meeting of the DYSCO academics at 17:15)

Tuesday October 9, 2012 - JojoFest

Celebration of Georges Bastin becoming Emeritus professor

9:00 Welcome breakfast & coffee

10:00 Introduction

10:10 Iven Mareels (University of Melbourne, Australia): An Introduction to Extremum Seeking: 1922-2012

10:50 Miroslav Krstic (University of California at San Diego, USA): Stochastic and Infinite-Dimensional Extremum Seeking

11:30 Coffee break

11:50 Jean-Michel Coron (Institut Universitaire de France): On the control of 1-D hyperbolic systems

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Laurent Praly (Ecole des Mines de Paris, France): Necessary conditions convergence for observer convergence

14:40 Olivier Bernard (INRIA, France): From hydrodynamics to metabolism: modelling and analyzing the fast time scale response of microalgae to light

15:20 Jan Van Impe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium): The Tree of Life: a Systems Biology approach to Bioprocess Optimization

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Rodolphe Sepulchre (Université de Liège, Belgium): Contraction analysis: late answers to early questions by Jojo

17:10 Brigitte d’Andréa-Novel (Ecole des Mines de Paris, France): Estimation and control of wind instruments : a meeting between science and music

17:50 End of the scientific program and group picture

18:00 Banquet (on invitation only; please contact Vincent Blondel for more information)

At 9:30 PM, a bus will take back to their hotel the attendees who stay at the Mercure.

Wednesday October 10, 2012 - Workshop

Contraction analysis, fifteen years later

Venue: Bat Euler, Université catholique de Louvain

9:00 Introduction by Rodolphe Sepulchre

9:15 Jean-Jacques Slotine (MIT): Fifteen years of contraction analysis

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 P. Rouchon (Mines Paris-Tech): Contraction analysis and quantum physics

11:15 A. Yu Pogromsky (Technical University Eindhoven): Contraction analysis and estimation of topological entropy

12:00 Lunch

14:00 A. Rantzer (Lund Institute of Technology): Lyapunov functions and density functions for monotone systems

14:45 B. Rueffer (Universität Paderborn, Germany): Convergent systems and incremental stability

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Fulvio Forni (University of Liège, Belgium): A differential Lyapunov framework for contraction analysis

17:00 End of scientific program


DYSCO Study Day and JojoFest.


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The 8 & 9 October events (including the meetings and the banquet) will take place at the Château-Ferme de Profondval (see maps below), while the workshop on October 10 will take place at UCL, Bâtiment Euler, 4 av. Georges Lemaître, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (seminar room A002, ground floor).

Going to Profondval by train : we strongly advise you to get off at Ottignies station and to take a taxi to the Château-Ferme de Profondval (or your hotel if you are staying at the Mercure). You will find here a list of taxi companies in the Ottignies area.

Accommodation : please note that there is no accommodation available at the Château-Ferme. Shuttles will be organized between the Mercure Hotel of Louvain-la-Neuve and the Château-Ferme. In order to book a room at the Mercure Hotel of Louvain-la-Neuve, please use the following form and send it directly to the hotel :

Shuttle bus : a shuttle bus will take the attendees who stay at the Mercure Hotel to the Chateau-Ferme at 9 AM on October 8 and 9. The bus will transport people back to their hotel at 5 PM on October 8 and at 9:30 PM on October 9.

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