The Importance, Design and Implementation of a Middleware for Networked Control Systems.- Wireless Networking for Control: Technologies and Models.- A Survey on Distributed Estimation and Control Applications Using Linear Consensus Algorithms.- Distributed Optimization and Games: A Tutorial Overview.- Decentralized Model Predictive Control.- Decentralized Control.- Stability and Stabilization of Networked Control Systems.- Feedback Control over Limited Capacity Channels.- Event-Triggered Feedback in Control, Estimation, and Optimization.
From the reviews: "This book contains a collection of chapters that introduce the key technologies and tools available to researchers in the field of NCSs. The editors developed it from material presented by experts in the field at the Third WIDE PhD School on Networked Control Systems, held in Siena, Italy in July 2009. ... The book provides a good overview of NCSs for people who want to engage in this exciting and active research area." (E. Dekel, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2011)