Symmetry in Control System Theory and Applications

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2025 | Viewed by 78

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Associate Professor, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Department of Control Systems, University of Niš, 18000 Niš, Serbia
Interests: AI; neural networks; machine learning; big data; SMC; orthogonal polynomials/filters; autonomous driving technology; cyber-physical systems

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Associate Professor, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Department of Control Systems, University of Niš, 18000 Niš, Serbia
Interests: sliding mode control; fuzzy systems; orthogonal polynomials and filters; genetic algorithms; neural networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to gather articles pertaining to control system engineering, where design and analysis might benefit from symmetry. In general, symmetry serves as a powerful tool in control systems, offering a structured approach to understanding and designing control systems for a wide range of applications. Symmetry often implies a form of balance or equivalence, and in control theory, this can be leveraged to simplify system analysis and design. For instance, the symmetrical properties of a system can lead to structured control approaches that exploit this symmetry to reduce complexity and improve the performance. Additionally, symmetry can help in identifying invariant properties of a system under certain transformations, providing insights into its behavior and enabling more efficient control strategies. The concept of symmetry can also play a significant role in enhancing the performance, robustness, and efficiency of neural networks and sliding mode control strategies, making them more effective in a wide range of applications.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. The research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Symmetric control laws;
  • Symmetric structures in neural networks;
  • Sliding mode control with symmetry;
  • Symmetric state-space representations;
  • Symmetric stability analysis;
  • Symmetry-based fault detection and isolation;
  • Symmetric trajectories in robotics;
  • Symmetry in model predictive control;
  • Autonomous driving and vehicles;
  • Cyber physical systems.

Dr. Staniša Perić
Dr. Saša S. Nikolic
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • symmetric control laws
  • symmetric structures in neural networks
  • sliding mode control with symmetry
  • symmetric state-space representations
  • symmetric stability analysis
  • symmetry-based fault detection and isolation
  • symmetric trajectories in robotics
  • symmetry in model predictive control
  • autonomous driving and vehicles
  • cyber physical systems

Published Papers

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