Control and Modeling of Complex Systems
"All too often, Festschriften consist of contributions on all sorts of unrelated topics, and result in a charming mixture of extravagance and indulgence, which is supposed to be enjoyed first and foremost by the recipient. Sometimes such books serve as repositories for articles too eccentric in subject or in approach, or too sloppy in execution, to be published in scientific journals: what the journals cannot appreciate, the Festschrift editor often cannot refuse.
This is absolutely not the case with this volume, which is by any standard an outstanding one. Its excellent quality and timely publication owe much to the efforts of the editors.and of the publishing house Birkhäuser. They have produced a Festschrift worthy of its ceremonial function in the career of an extremely influential scientist, educator, and engineer, and a book that also manages to give us a glimpse of the state-of-the-art in several important areas of signal processing and system and control theory. A large number of readers will find in this volume a great deal to be learned and to be informed about, and the modest price of the book puts it within reach of the wide readership (graduate students, scientists, and engineers) it deserves."
— International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
This festschrift volume pays tribute to Hidenori Kimura and his outstanding achievements in control theory, signal processing, and modeling. The 20 invited contributions presented here are an outgrowth of a symposium held in November 2001 in Tokyo, Japan, celebrating Kimura's 60th birthday. Reflecting his recent research interests, the symposium was entitled "Cybernetics in the 21st Century: Information and Complexity in Control Theory."
The chapters are classified into five main areas related to Kimura's work: signal processing, identification, robust control, hybrid, chaotic and nonlinear systems, and control applications. Many of the contributions highlight real-world and industrial applications.
Contributors: S. Adachi, B.D.O. Anderson, X. Bombois, C.I. Byrnes, J. Chen, H. Date, T.T. Georgiou, L. Guo, S.H. Han, S. Hara, K. Hashimoto, J. Imura, M. Ishikawa, T. Iwasaki, R.L. Karandikar, W.H. Kwon, A. Lindquist, M. Milanese, T. Mita, M. Nagahara, S. Nakaura, T.K. Nam, A. Namiki, Y. Oishi, M. Sampei, T. Sugie, M. Taragna, M. Tomizuka, K. Tsumura, T. Ushio, M. Vidyasagar, S. Yamamoto, Y. Yamamoto.