Address of the Organizing Committee:
The Institute for Probl. of Mech. Engg.
61 Bolshoy, V.O. 199178, St.Petersburg, RUSSIA
St.Petersburg Informatics and Control Society (SPICS)
St.Petersburg State University
Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPME)
Russian Academy of Sciences
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
With Technical Co-sponsorship of
Russian Scientific Society of Control Systems and Processes
IEEE Control Systems Society
International Program Committee
F.L.Chernousko (Chairman, Russia)
G.Chen (Vice-Chairman, USA)
K.Furuta (Vice-Chairman, Japan)
R.Genesio (Vice-Chairman, Italy)
V.A.Yakubovich (Vice-Chairman, Russia)
N.E. Barabanov (Russia)
D.H. van Campen (The Netherlands)
G.Hu (P.R. China)
M.Marek (Czech Republik)
H.Nijmeijer (The Netherlands)
National Organizing Committee
D.A. Indejtsev (Vice-Chairman),
C.F.Burdakov (Local Arrangements),
V.B.Smirnova (Social Program),
It was the first international interdisciplinary conference focusing on the subject of controlling complex oscillatory dynamical systems, with emphasis on both theory and applications. The papers from various scientific fields (mathematics; physics; mechanics; chemistry; mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, biology, economics, etc.) have been presented. About 190 papers have been selected by the International Programme Committee from 246 submissions for inclusion into the final Programme. More than 170 participants including 73 persons out of Russia have been registered; 7 plenary, 7 semi-plenary, 89 regular and 49 poster papers have been presented. Three volumes of Proceedings include 160 papers representing 35 countries. The largest number of papers have been presented from Russia (89), USA (9), Japan (9), Italy (9), Germany (6), The Netherlands (4), Ukraine (4), UK (3), P.R.China (3), Argentina (3), Belarus (3) Brasil (3), The Conference took place in the "Dom Uchenyh" ("House of Scientists") which is the beautiful palace in the historical center of St.Petersburg next to the Tsar's Winter palace and the Hermitage museum.
SUMMARY OF THE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
The papers from various scientific fields were presented at the Conference. A lot of papers were devoted to dynamics and control of systems from the two broad fields: a) mechanical systems (main applications are motion control and robotics) and b) electrical or electronic systems (main applications are in communications). It allowed to bring together and to cross-fertilize ideas from these fields which have many similarities due to electromechanical analogies. Such a possibility arised due to support of the Conference by both IEEE and IUTAM. Also the papers with applications to chemistry, geophysics, biology, economics; chemical and civil engineering, medicine, etc. have been presented.
The Conference as a whole has demonstrated the growth of interest in the analysis and control methods for chaotic motions motivated by important applications of the control of irregular (chaotic) oscillations. Much attention has been also paid to the controlled synchronization which has important applications in vibrational technologies and communications as well as to the analysis and control of the distributed (spatio-temporal) systems.
Another goal of the Conference - to get the world scientific community acquainted with the recent achievements of Russian experts in nonlinear dynamics and nonlinear control - also was achieved.
The organization novelty of COC'97 was admission of "standby" papers (submitted after the deadline) which were included into the final programme instead of existing ones in cases of nonattendance or not registering. More than 10 standby papers were included. It resulted in the additional exchange of information and fruitful discussions.
YOUNG AUTHOR CONTEST
The Young Author Contest was organized for authors not older than 35 at the time of the Conference. Authors wishing to participate in the contest has indicated it in the submission form. The IPC has selected the following 5 finalists from 30 papers submitted: M.Di Bernardo (UK), E.Bollt (USA), C.C.Chu (Taiwan), M.F.Heertes (The Netherlands), G.Kronin (Russia). The final decision was taken at the Conference according to the quality of both results and presentation by the special Young Author Prize Committee including N.E.Barabanov ( Russia, Chairman), V.N.Belykh (Russia), G.Chen (USA), G.Hu (P.R.China), H.Nijmeijer (The Netherlands). The award (the Diploma and the book of St.Petersbook sights) was presented at the Closing Session to C.C.Chu (Taiwan) for the paper "Chaotic Motions of Simple Power System Models". All the finalists were awarded by sertificates.
The rich Social Programme was organized at the Conference. It included Sightseeing Tours: survey bus tour of St.Petersburg, waterbus tour "Over the Neva river". Tours to the Hermitage and the bus tours over suburbs: "Peterhoff fountains" and "Tsarskoe selo(Pushkin)" were organized before and after the conference. Additional sightseeing programme for accompanying persons was organized too. The conference Banquet took place on Thursday 28 August in the old fashioned Elagin palace located at the picturesque island in the mouth of Neva river where the emperess Elisavette lived in the 18th century. The farewell reception was organized in the House of Scientists after the closing session.
Financially the Conference was a success (no losses). The IUTAM grant US$1000 for partial reimbursement of travel expenses was distributed to 10 attendees according to the decision taken at the IPC-NOC meeting during the Conference. IPC-NOC recommended also to organize the next conference again in St.Petersburg in the year 2000. This suggestion was approved at the closing plenary session and it was recommended to IPC to continue their job towards the next Conference.
We are happy that we have some extra volumes of the Proceedings which we can offer you. To purchase the Proceedings of COC'97 (3 volumes, approx. 200 pages in each) please pay 85 US dollars, by direct bank transfer and free of any bank charges, to:
Bank: Industry and Construction Bank St. Petersburg, Russia (38, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, 191011, Russia) code SWIFT = ICSPRU2P
For: INN 7801037069 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems
Please mention your name in the bank transfer.
The copy of the bank transfer should be sent to COC'97 National Organizing Committee by fax. +7 (812) 217-86-14 As soon as we obtain the copy we will sent the Proceedings at your address. The payment includes the cost of delivery (airmail) and Russian customs fee.
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