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■ On Classical Control and Smart Cities

Fioravanti, Andre R and Marecek, Jakub and Shorten, Robert N and Souza, Matheus and Wirth, Fabian R, "On Classical Control and Smart Cities", 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017.
By means of an example and associated theory we show that many classical controllers are not suitable for deployment in smart city applications. We use tools from iterated function systems to identify controllers that can be used to design not only stable closed-loop systems, but also to regulate large-scale populations of agents in a predictable manner.

Abstract. We discuss the applicability of classical control theory to problems in smart grids and smart cities. We use tools from iterated function systems to identify controllers with desirable properties. In particular, controllers are identified that can be used to design not only stable closed-loop systems, but also to regulate large-scale populations of agents in a predictable manner. We also illustrate by means of an example and associated theory that many classical controllers are not be suitable for deployment in these applications.

Note. This accompanies an invited talk.

@inproceedings{fioravanti2017classical,
  title={On Classical Control and Smart Cities},
  author={Fioravanti, Andre R and Marecek, Jakub and Shorten, Robert N and Souza, Matheus and Wirth, Fabian R},
  booktitle={56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
  note={arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.07308},
  year={2017}
}