Special Issue on Computer Automated Multi-Paradigm Modeling

Pieter J. Mosterman and Sebastian Engell, Guest Editors

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY invites submissions for a special issue on the technology of Computer Automated Multi-Paradigm Modeling. The special issue is devoted to the problems that arise in the design and implementation of control systems. It concentrates on the need to improve and shorten this process by the application of multi-paradigm modeling techniques. These techniques are used to analyze heterogeneous implementation technologies and to design, combine, and relate dedicated formalisms for modeling the different aspects of the control system at different levels in the control hierarchy. In this context, model transformation technology is required to achieve code synthesis and tool integration by data modeling.

Topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • automated model transformation to integrate disciplines in control system design and realization;
  • problem- and domain-specific formalisms and tool design;
  • automated data transformation to combine and integrate control system design tools;
  • composition and integration of heterogeneous execution models;
  • analysis tools for heterogeneous control system models.

Of special interest are contributions that include results on the application of the proposed methods to real-world examples. Papers must contain high-quality original contributions and be prepared in accordance with the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY standards.

Submission details: Submitted papers must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be rigorously refereed. Seven copies of the complete manuscript (up to 28 double-spaced pages, including figures) should be submitted by February 1, 2002 to one of the Guest Editors below. Authors will be notified of the review results by August 1, 2002. Expected publication is early 2003. Electronic submissions in postscript format are encouraged.

For additional information, please contact one of the Guest Editors:

Pieter J. Mosterman

Simulation and Real-Time Technologies
The MathWorks, Inc.
Natick, MA 01760-2098

Tel.: +1 508 647 7000
Fax: +1 508 647 7002

Sebastian Engell

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Dortmund

Tel.: +49 231 755 5126
Fax: +49 231 755 5129

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