Resilient Control of Infrastructure Networks

Workshop - September 24-27, 2019 - Politecnico di Torino

Department of Mathematical Sciences - MIUR Excellence Project 2018 - 2022

As critical infrastructure systems -such as transport and energy networks- face loads of increasing magnitude and variability, achieving efficiency and reliability has become a key challenge. While designed to perform well under normal operation conditions, such complex systems tend to exhibit critical fragilities in response to unforeseen disruptions. One of the greatest current challenges for the mathematical theory of control systems is to create solid scientific foundations and computationally efficient methodologies for the analysis of the design of resilient network systems.
This workshop aims at gathering leading researchers to present state of the art and the main open problems in the field.

Organising Committee

Giuseppe Carlo CALAFIORE, Politecnico di Torino
Giacomo COMO, Politecnico di Torino
Fabio FAGNANI, Politecnico di Torino
Sophie FOSSON, Politecnico di Torino


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:30-8:45 Registration
08:45-09:00 Opening remarks
09:00-10:00 Shamma 09:00-10:00 Goatin 09:00-10:00 Bullo 09:00-10:00 Low
10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Savla 10:30-11:30 Claudel 10:30-11:30 Bolognani 10:30-11:30 Di Benedetto
11:30-12:30 Rantzer 11:30-12:30 Canudas-de-Wit 11:30-12:30 Dabbene 11:30-12:30 Como
12:30-14:30 Lunch 12:30-14:00 Lunch 12:30-14:30 Lunch 12:30-13:00 Closing remarks
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 Johansson 14:00-15:00 Dörfler 14:30-16:00 Short presentations
15:30-16:30 Zampieri 15:00-16:00 De Persis
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Coffee break 16:00-16:30 Coffee break 16:30-18:00 Short presentations
16:30-... Social activity:
MNC and Mole
18:00-... Welcome at Gerla
20:00-... Social dinner
Book of abstracts
Lectures are held in Aula Buzano - Department of Mathematical Sciences (DISMA) - third floor.

Main Talks

Saverio Bolognani ETH Zurich Virtual reinforcement of power grids: a feedback optimization approach
Francesco Bullo University of California - Santa Barbara Multistable Synchronous Power Flows: Geometry, Analysis and Computation
Carlos Canudas-de-Wit CNRS, GIPSA-Lab, Scales Paradigms in Large-scale networks
Christian Claudel University of Texas - Austin Robust control of traffic flow on networks using chance constrained optimization
Fabrizio Dabbene Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche AC optimal power flow in the presence of renewable sources and uncertain loads
Claudio De Persis Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen Formulas for data-driven control: stability, optimality and robustness
Maria Domenica Di Benedetto Università dell'Aquila Diagnosability of hybrid dynamical systems
Florian Dörfler ETH Zürich Data-enabled predictive control in autonomous energy systems
Paola Goatin Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée Macroscopic traffic flow models on road networks
Karl H. Johansson KTH Royal Institute of Technology Resilient control of automated transport vehicles and their influence on traffic
Steven Low California Institute of Technology Tracking performance of time-varying nonconvex optimization with application to OPF
Anders Rantzer Lund University Towards a Scalable Theory of Control
Ketan Savla University of Southern California Physical Flow over Networks: Analysis, Control and Computation
Jeff S. Shamma King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Matching and Mechanisms as Potential Approaches for Control of Infrastructure
Sandro Zampieri Università di Padova Non-normal dynamics and the efficient information propagation in linear networks

Short presentations

Laura Arditti Leonardo Massai
Costanza Catalano Gustav Nilsson
Leonardo Cianfanelli Richard Pates
Luca Damonte Giordano Pola
Stéphane W. Durand Elena Rossi
Filippo Fabiani Martina Vanelli
Barbara Franci Lorenzo Zino
Johan Grönqvist


Registration is compulsory. Invited speakers and visiting scholars are automatically registered.
The fee of 200 € includes coffee breaks and lunches, and the social dinner (to be held on Thursday 26).
Entries are collected until September 13, 2019 or the maximum number of participants.

Registration page