Institute of Automatic Control Łódź, November 22-24, 2017
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Plenary session

Plenary lecture „Variable structure control with sliding modes - from basic concepts to current research trends” will be given by professor Andrzej Bartoszewicz

The main purpose of control engineering is to steer the regulated plant in such a way that it operates in a required manner. The desirable performance of the plant should be obtained despite the unpredictable influence of the environment on all parts of the control system, including the plant itself, and no matter if the system designer knows precisely all the parameters of the plant. Even though the parameters may change with time, load and external circumstances, still the system should preserve its nominal properties and ensure the required behavior of the plant. In other words, the principal objective of control engineering is to design systems which are robust with respect to external disturbances and modelling uncertainty. This objective may be very well achieved using the sliding mode technique which is the main subject of this talk.

The theory of variable structure systems (VSS) with sliding modes is currently one of the most significant research topics within the control engineering domain. Therefore, this paper presents a brief tutorial introduction to the theory of sliding mode control (SMC), and then points out the most important research trends in this field. Both continuous and discrete time sliding mode controllers for single- and multi-input systems are considered. Important new results on the reaching law based controller design, chattering elimination, optimal sliding surface selection and reaching phase minimization are discussed.

Professor Andrzej Bartoszewicz received the M.Sc. degree in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree in 1993 both from Technical University of Lodz, Poland. Then he obtained the degree of doktor habilitowany in control engineering and robotics from Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland. He was visiting scholar at Purdue University, West Lafayette, In., USA and at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. Then for one year he was at University of Leicester, UK. Currently he is Professor at Technical University of Lodz, vice dean of Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering, head of Electric Drive and Industrial Automation Group and vice-director of Institute of Automatic Control. He has published three monographs and over 250 papers, primarily in the fields of sliding mode control, supply chain management and congestion control in data transmission networks. He is an active member of the editorial boards of 6 international journals and program committees of about 30 conferences.

Updated: 29.03.2015