Scientific Programme

The research within this Priority Programme is expected to cover the following areas:

  1. Understanding the fundamental trade-offs between communication and control system:
    • Fundamental limits for communication latency, reliability, efficiency, and control performance including the role of feedback/side information
    • Joint analysis methods for communication, control, and operating systems and corresponding joint optimisation metrics defining the interfaces between those systems
    • Mathematical models and analysis of interacting communication and control system dynamics considering resource constraints
  2. Design methods for horizontal/vertical coordination and control, surpassing the limitations of todays abstraction
    • Co-design and adaptive feedback mechanisms for control and protocols over unreliable communication channels such as wireless
    • Distributed control and communication in large-scale systems: architectures and adaptive reconfiguration
    • Latency-aware horizontal/vertical coordination: interfaces, integration of network, operating system and applications