The 3rd “International Symposium on Autonomous Systems” (2019 ISAS) was being held grandly in Shanghai from May 29 to 31, 2019. The Symposium was co-sponsored by Chongqing University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, with substantial support of IEEE Computational Intelligence Association, Chinese Association of Automation and Sub-committee on “Trusted Control System” of Chinese Association of Automation.
dean of the School of Automation of Chongqing University and chairman of the Symposium, presided at the opening ceremony of the event held on the morning of May 30. Professor Su Yuezeng, secretary of CPC Committee of the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering of Chongqing University, Professor Anders Lindquist, a foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences from Shanghai Jiaotong University and an IEEE Life Fellow, Professor Chen Cailian from Shanghai Jiaotong University, a young scholar under the “Chang Jiang Scholars Program”, and Professor Frank L. Lewis from University of Texas in Arlington and an IEEE Fellow, delivered opening speeches in succession. The Symposium thus kicked off.
CQU’s Professor Song Yongduan, chairman of the Symposium, is presiding at the opening ceremony.
Professor Su Yuezeng from Shanghai Jiaotong University is delivering a speech.
Professor Anders Lindquist, a foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, is delivering a speech.
Professor Chen Cailian from Shanghai Jiaotong University is delivering a speech.
Professor Frank L. Lewis, honorary general chair of the Symposium, is delivering a speech.
The Symposium involves a number of themes, AI, autonomous system, multi-agent system, intelligent robot, networked control system and emerging technologies. Well-known scholars and elites from different sectors were invited to the Symposium, making it a grand event for science and technology. Nearly 20 invited lectures were delivered at the event. Experts came from China, the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Cyprus, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. In particular, there were 3 academicians, 8 experts under the “Recruitment Program of Global Experts”, 10 “Chang Jiang Scholars”, and 14 IEEE Fellows. They had heated discussion and communication about cutting-edge issues related to the autonomous system.
Professor Chen Jie, president of Tongji University, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and an IEEE Fellow, is delivering a speech.
Professor Chen Jie, president of Tongji University, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and an IEEE Fellow, delivered a speech titled “Optimization- d Cooperative Decision and Control of Multi-Agent Systems”. In his speech, Professor Chen gave an introduction to UAV-UGV cooperation, distributed fault detection and multi-agent collaborative control. He proposed the key technology that involves collaboration and coordination between UAV and surface cars and collaborative fault detection based on mix optimization and shared control of multi-object optimization.
Professor Marios M. Polycarpou from the University of Cyprus, an IEEE Fellow, is delivering a speech.
Professor Marios M. Polycarpou from the University of Cyprus, an IEEE Fellow, delivered a speech titled “Smart Buildings: Monitoring, Control and Fault Tolerance”. The speech expounded on the current progress in intelligent building and included important research findings related to monitoring, control and tolerance of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAV) system of the intelligent buildings. Furthermore, the broad application prospect and commercial values of intelligent buildings in terms of energy efficiency, domestic security, entertainment and interaction and reduction of environmental impact were explained.
Professor Huang Jie from Chinese University of Hong Kong, an IEEE Fellow, is delivering a speech.
Professor Huang Jie from Chinese University of Hong Kong, an IEEE Fellow, delivered a speech titled “Leader-Following Attitude Synchronization of Multiple Uncertain Spacecraft Systems subject to Jointly Connected Switching Networks”. The speech included an introduction to the latest progress in leader-following attitude synchronization of multiple uncertain spacecraft system, with the self-adapted control technology included into the design framework. Ultimately, a distributed control strategy comprising the distributed observer and purely decentralized adaptive control law was created.
Professor Jose C. Principe from the University of Florida, an IEEE Fellow, is delivering a speech.
Professor Jose C. Principe from the University of Florida, an IEEE Fellow, delivered a keynote speech titled “Reduction of Markov Chains with Value of Information”. In his speech, Professor Jose C. Principe gave an introduction to the new concept of information value and how we could use it to solve bottleneck problems in robot learning. Furthermore, he explained how we could use this technology to solve the exploration-development issue in reinforcement learning. The second application involved simplification of Markov chain, and narrowing of search space dimension and increase of efficiency. In the last part, Professor Jose C. Principe shared an example of application of such concepts to games.
The closing ceremony of the Symposium and the hand-over ceremony for the next session of the Symposium were held on the afternoon of May 31. The next session of the ISAS is going to be held in Guangzhou, China, and organized by South China University of Technology. This marked a successful end of the event. Scientists, engineers and scholars in areas such as AI, autonomic behavior, unmanned systems, environmental perception and navigation, collaborative multi-agent system and robot system were invited to this grand event. They exhibited and had fruitful discussion about the latest academic achievements and technological progress. This event is not only a grand event on research of autonomous systems, it also serves as a platform for experts and scholars to communicate, cooperate and exchange ideas.
Group photo of some invited experts
Group photo of some attendants
ISAS is authorized and technically supported by IEEE and is held annually. Chongqing University holds the permanent sponsorship. It is reported that the Organizing Committee has received applications from China, Singapore, Japan, Canada and Australia to organize the subsequent sessions of ISAS.
Group photo of some attendants and volunteers of Chongqing University