Panel on Future Directions in
The Panel on Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems has prepared a report to provide a renewed vision of future challenges and opportunities in the field, along with recommendations to government agencies, universities, and research organizations for how to insure continued progress in areas of importance to the industrial and defense base.
This report documents the findings and recommendations of the Panel on Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems. This committee was formed in April 2000 under initial sponsorship of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to provide a renewed vision of future challenges and opportunities in the field, along with recommendations to government agencies, universities, and research organizations to ensure continued progress in areas of importance to the industrial and defense base. The intent of this report is to raise the overall visibility of research in control, highlight its importance in applications of national interest, and indicate some of the key trends that are important for continued vitality of the field.
The Panel held a meeting on 16-17 July 2000 at the University of Maryland,
College Park to discuss the state of the field and its future opportunities.
The meeting was attended by members of the panel and invited participants from
the academia, industry, and government. Additional meetings and discussions were held over the next 15 months, including presentations at DARPA and AFOSR sponsored workshops, meetings with government program managers, and writing committee meetings. The results of these meetings, combined with discussions amongst panel members and within the community at workshops and conferences, form the main basis for the findings and recommendations of this panel.
The report was released at an AFOSR-sponsored workshop on Future Directions in Control, held in Washington, DC on 26-27 April.
The panel is chaired by Prof. Richard Murray (Caltech) and was formed with the help of an organizing committee consisting of Prof. Roger Brockett (Harvard), Prof. John Burns (VPI), Prof. John Doyle (Caltech) and Dr. Gunter Stein (Honeywell). The panel members are:
Lund Institute of Technology
University of Michigan
|P. R. Kumar
University of Illinois
|P. S. Krishnaprasad
University of Maryland
|Richard M. Murray
This section contains additional information that we have collected as part of the panel's activities.
Panel Presentations and Working Documents
- Presentation at 7th Workshop on Chemical Process Control, 8 Jan 06 (PDF)
- Workshop on Cross-Disiplinary Research and the Role of Industry, 8 December 2003
- Presentation at the 2003 European Control Conference, 30 June 2003 (PDF)
- Presentation at the AFOSR workshop on Future Directions in Control, 26 April 2002 (PDF)
- Archive of draft panel reports
- Panel Meeting: 16-17 June 2000 [Summary]
Related Papers and Reports
- National Research Council report on Network Science, 2006
- MTNS Panel on Future Directions of Research and Teaching in Mathematical
Control and Systems Theory, 14 August 2002
- NSF Workshop Research Needs in the Modeling, Dynamics, Control and Monitoring of Complex Engineering Systems, 11-12 May 2002
- NSF Workshop for High School Teachers and Mathematics and Science, 27 June 2000 (ACC)
- European Commission Workshop on Future and Emerging Control Systems, 19 June 2000 [meeting, report]
- NSF Workshop on Dynamic Data-Driven Application Systems, May 2000
- Workshop on Future Directions in Systems and Control Theory, Cascais, Portugal June 1999
- NSF/CSS Workshop on New Directions in Control Engineering Education, October 1998
- Smart Jet Engines: Case History of a Multidisciplinary Research Project, Ed Greitzer, 2000 ACC (PDF, 6M)
- New Issues in the Mathematics of Controls, R. W. Brockett
- New Technological Vistas for Systems and Controls: The Example of Wireless Networks, P. R. Kumar
- Four Decades of Mathematical System Theory, H. Nijmeijer and J. M. Schumacher
- Outline of 1988 Fleming report