Technical Program

Scientific Program

A preliminary scientific program of the Workshop along with the Author Index is available here.

The scientific program includes 60-minute invited lectures and 20-minute regular talks. In total, 4 invited lectures and 165 regular talks are scheduled over 43 sessions.

The opening and the first plenary session will take place at Cultural Center “Ural” (3 Studencheskaya Street) on Monday, October 15, at 9:30–13:00. After lunch, the regular sessions will be held at three conference halls of Oktyabrskaya Hotel (17 S.Kovalevskaya Street).

The second and third plenary sessions will take place at Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics (16 S.Kovalevskaya Street) on Monday, October 15, and on Tuesday, October 16, at 9:30–10:30. The rest of sessions will take place at the conference halls of Oktyabrskaya Hotel (17 S.Kovalevskaya Street).

On-the-Spot Registration

On-the-spot registration of the participants will begin on Sunday, October 14, afternoon, at Oktyabrskaya Hotel (17 S.Kovalevskaya Street). On Monday, October 15, the registration will be continued from 9:00 at Cultural Center “Ural” (3 Studencheskaya Street) and from 14:00 at Oktyabrskaya Hotel.

Social and Cultural Program

The program of CAO 2018 will include the Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner and two City Tours with different routes.

The Welcome Reception will take place at the Restaurant of Oktyabrskaya Hotel on Monday, October 15, evening.

The first City Tour will be organized on Tuesday, October 16, after lunch, in parallel with the regular sessions TuR2 and TuR3.

The Conference Dinner will take place at the Restaurant of Oktyabrskaya Hotel on Wednesday, October 17, evening.

The second City Tour will be organized on Thursday, October 18, evening.

Invited Keynote Speakers

S.M.Aseev Sergey M. Aseev, Professor, Dr., Corresponding Member of RAS,

Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

Infinite-Horizon Optimal Control.
Some Recent Advances and Applications in Economic Growth Theory

Infinite-horizon optimal control problems naturally arise in studying different models of optimal dynamic allocation of economic resources, in particular, in growth theory. Typically, the initial state is fixed and the terminal state (at infinity) is free in such problems, while the utility functional to be maximized is given by an improper integral on the time interval [0,∞). Although the state at infinity is not constrained the maximum principle for such problems may not hold in the normal form, and the standard transversality conditions at infinity may fail. Additional difficulties arise when the model involves a natural resource (renewable or not renewable) as an essential factor of production. In this case, typically, admissible controls are only bounded in an integral sense, which precludes the direct application of the standard existence results. The talk is devoted to some recent results in this field of optimal control and their applications in growth theory. (Abstract in PDF)

F.L.Chernousko Felix L. Chernousko, Professor, Dr., Academician of RAS,

Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Optimal Motions of Bodies Controlled by Internal Moving Masses

Locomotion of robots in a resistive medium can be based on special motions of auxiliary internal masses inside the main body of the robot. This locomotion principle is used in micro-robots and vibro-robots moving in tubes. In the paper, optimal motions of systems controlled by internal moving masses are considered. One-dimensional optimal motions are examined for systems moving in media in the presence of external resistance, including dry friction and resistant forces depending on the velocity of the moving body. Two-dimensional motions are considered for bodies subject to dry friction and containing internal moving masses. Optimal motions of a two-body system are obtained for the case where external forces are negligible. This situation is a model for the re-orientation of a spacecraft containing a moving internal mass. (Abstract in PDF)

M.Quincampoix Marc Quincampoix, Professor, Dr.,

Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Bretagne Atlantique (CNRS UMR 6205), Université de Brest, France

Probabilistic Uncertainty in Differential Games and Control

In classical optimal control and in differential games, the controllers are supposed to a have a perfect knowledge of the dynamics, of the payoffs and of the initial conditions of the system. However in several practical situations only partial informations on these data are available. The most simple example is a control system with a given terminal payoff where the initial condition is not perfectly known: only a probabilistic information is known (for instance, the initial condition lies in a given ball with a uniform probability measure)... (Abstract in PDF)

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A.B.Kurzhanski Alexander B. Kurzhanski, Professor, Dr., Academician of RAS,

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

The Theory of Group Control: a Road Map

The presentation deals with description of feedback control strategies for a group of systems involved in jointly solving the problem of reaching a given target set under stationary or moving obstacles while ensuring collision avoidance among the members of the group. The feedback nature of the overall solutions also requires to solve an array of subproblems of on-line group observations. Finally described is the total procedure of optimalizing such controlled processes.

Archive Announcements

Download the Second Announcement booklet in PDF: Version of 18-May-2018

Download the First Announcement & Call for Papers booklet in PDF: Version of 04-Dec-2017