Nonlinear Control and Geometry


Monday, August 24

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:05 Opening

9:05 - 9:50 Steve Morse (Yale Univ.) Special lecture I: Problems in Distributed Consensus and Formation Control

10:00-10:45 Andrew Lewis (Queen's Univ.): Tautological control systems

Coffee break


11:15-12:00 David Martin de Diego (CSIC, Madrid): Geometric integration for optimal control problems

12:15-12:45 Florentina Nicolau (INSA, Rouen): Multi-input Control-affine Systems Linearizable via One-fold Prolongation and their Flatness

13:00 Lunch


15:00-15:45 Hector Sussmann (Rutgers Univ.):  A regularity theorem for minimizers of real-analytic subriemannian metrics

16:00-16:30 Piotr Mormul (Warsaw Univ.):  Local SR minimizers for Goursat distributions have no corners

Coffee break


17:00-17:30 Maria Barbero-Linan (CSIC, Madrid): Geometric description of controllability of hybrid control systems

17:40-18:10 Lev Lokutsievskiy (Lomonosov Univ. Moscow): On new phenomenon of chaotic behaviour of extremals in problems affine in control


19:00  Dinner


Tuesday, August 25

9:00 - 9:45  Steve Morse  (Yale Univ.) Special lecture II: Problems in Distributed Consensus and Formation Control

9:45-10:15  Discussion (Ali Belabbas, ... )


Coffee break


10:45-11:30  Andrei Sarychev: (Univ. of Florence): Ensemble Controllability by Lie algebraic methods

11:45-12:15  Philippe Jouan (Univ. of Rouen): Almost-Riemannian geometry on Lie Groups

13:00 Lunch


15:00-16:00  Ugo Boscain (Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS, Paris) Special lecture: Geodesics, Laplacians and random walks in sub-Riemannian geometries

16:00-16:30  Discussion (Roger Brockett, Hector Sussmann, ...)


Coffee break


17:00-17:45  Yuri Sachkov (Program Systems Institute RAS, Pereslav Zaleski ): Sub-Riemannian minimizers, spheres and cut loci

18:00-18:30  Mario Sigalotti (INRIA Saclay):  Sub-Finsler geometry from the viewpoint of optimal control: low-dimensional examples


Wednesday, August 26

9:00-10:00  Domenico D'Alessandro (Iowa State Univ.) Special lecture: Mathematical methods and problems in the control of quantum mechanical systems

10:00-10:30  Discussion (Roger Brockett, Marek Kuś, ...)


Coffee break


11:00-11:30  Thomas Chambrion (Univ. de Lorraine): Averaging methods for the control of closed quantum systems

11:40-12:10  Adam Sawicki (MIT, Cambridge and CFT, Warsaw): Universality of beamsplitters and control theory

12:20-12:50  Michał Jóźwikowski (IMPAN-CFT, Warsaw): Contact covariant approach to optimal control


13:00 Lunch


Afternoon: excursion


19:00 Bonfire


Thursday, August 27

9:00 - 9:45  Roger Brockett (Harvard University):  Infimizing Sequences of Spirals and the Optimization of First Bracket Controllable Systems

10:00-10:45 John Baillieul (Boston University): Topological Aspects of Optimal Information Acquisition in Robotic Exploration and Multimodal Sensor Fusion


Coffee break


11:15-12:00  Jean-Baptiste Pomet (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis):  On avaraging techniques in control, Finsler geometry and low thrust orbital transfer

12:10-12:40  Ali Belabbas (ECE Illinois): Geometry of optimal sensor/actuator placement


13:00 Lunch


15:00-15:45 Bernard Bonnard (Univ. of Burgundy, Dijon): Geometric optimal control: The Copepod swimmer vs Purcell three links swimmer

16:00-16:30 Marek Grochowski (CSW Univ. Warsaw): Reachable sets for sublorentzian structures and associated control-affine systems


Coffee break


17:00-17:30 Wojciech Kryński (Warsaw Univ. and IMPAN): Curvature invariants of sub-Lorentzian and sub-Riemannian structures on contact manifolds

17:40-18:10 Willem Esterhuizen (Mines Paris Tech): On barriers in nonlinear control systems with mixed constraints

18:20-18:50  Dmitry Gromov (St. Petersburg State Univ.):  On the Geometric Structure of Thermodynamics

Friday, August 28

9:00 - 9:45 Paweł Nurowski (CFT PAN, Warsaw): Rolling without slipping or twisting: from old to new

10:00-10:45  Matthias Kawski (Arizona State University): Combinatorial Hopf Algebras in Nonlinear Control


Coffee break


11:15-12:00  Alexander Zuyev (Max Planck Inst., Magdeburg): Exponential  stabilization of nonholonomic systems by using time-varying feedback controls

12:10-12:40 Jan Gutt (CFT PAN, Warsaw): Some conjectures on the geometry of a long snake


13:00 Lunch


15:00-15:30 Dariusz Pazderski and Krzysztof Kozłowski (Poznan Univ. of Technology):  Application of transverse functions in control of nonholonomic systems in robotics

15:40-16:10 Rachida El Assoudi-Baikari (INSA Rouen): Two-step nilpotent sub-Riemannian Lie algebras in dimension 5 and 6

16:20-16:50  Jeremi Rouot (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis): Averaging techniques in the time minimal transfer using low propulsion



The programme is also here.