4.05 The role of adaptation in networked control systems


The goal of the research projects in “networked dynamical systems” and “adaptive control in networked control systems” is to understand mechanisms that drive global dynamic behavior in complex systems and develop methods for technological conversion of achieved theoretical results. Electric infrastructures are chosen as application due to its significance in science and technology with an impetus for societal changes and vice versa.


Kiani, A., Annaswamy, A.: "Equilibrium in Wholesale Energy Markets: Perturbation Analysis in the Presence of Renewables", 2014.

Kiani, A., Annaswamy, A.: "Dynamic Mechanism for Wholesale Energy Market: Stability and Robustness", 2014.

Voit, H., et al.: "Adaptive Switching Controllers for Tracking with Hybrid Communication Protocols", 2012.

Voit, H., et al.: "Challenges in Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems Design", 2012.

Voit, H., et al.: "The Arbitrated Networked Control Systems Approach to Designing Cyber-Physical Systems", 2012.

Tran, G., Kiani, A., Annaswamy, A., Sharon, Y., Legbedji, A.: "Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Observability in Power Systems", 2012.

Mozafari, Y., Kiani, A., Hirche, S.: "Oscillator Network Synchronization by Distributed Control", 2012.

Kiani, A., Annaswamy, A.: "A Hierarchical Transactive Control Architecture for Renewables Integration in Smart Grids", 2012.

Kiani, A., Annaswamy, A.M.: "Wholesale Energy Market in a Smart Grid: A Discrete-time Model, Relation to Nash Equilibrium, and the Impact of Delays", 2011.

Voit, H., et al.: "Adaptive Control of a Networked Control System with Hierarchical Scheduling", San Francisco, 2011.

Voit, H., et al.: "Optimizing Hierarchical Schedules for Improved Control Performance", Trento, 2010.

Voit, H., et al.: "Schedulability Analysis of Distributed Cyber-Physical Applications on Mixed Time-/Event-Triggered Architectures with Retransmissions", 2010.

Voit, H., Annaswamy, A.: "Local Adaptive Controllers for Networked Cooperative Systems", 2010.

Kiani, A., Annaswamy, A.: "Perturbation Analysis of Market Equilibrium in the Presence of Renewable Energy Resources and Demand Response", 2010.

Kiani, A., Annaswamy, A.: "The effect of a smart meter on congestion and stability in a power market", 2010.


Project team leader

Professor Sandra Hirche
Chair of Information-oriented Control


Dr.-Ing. Harald Voit
Chair of Automatic Control Engineering


Dr.-Ing. Arman Kiani Bejestani 
Chair of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems (ENS)

Principal investigator

Professor Martin Buss
Chair of Automatic Control Engineering

Principal investigator

Professor Anuardha M. Annaswamy
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts University of Technology, USA