The 2015 Smart World Congress Keynotes

August 10-14, Beijing, China

Congress Keynote
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Yuanqing Xia

Beijing Institute of Technology


With the development of science and technology, automation merges with informatization gradually, which leads to the appearance of huge, complex and intelligent systems. In order to control these systems, as an extension of networked control systems (NCSs), the concept of cloud control systems is proposed by incorporating the cloud computing and the control strategies on NCSs, cyber-physical systems and complex systems. In the initial stage of cloud control systems, cloud computing is mainly used to store and process huge amounts of measurement data and serve for the traditional control algorithms. Gradually, cloud control systems are further developed to be the systems with complex computation, overall coordination and system decision making. From the structure, cloud control systems can be seen as the deep integration of cloud computing and cyber-physical systems.


Yuanqing Xia was born in Anhui Province, China, in 1971 and graduated from the Department of Mathematics, Chuzhou University, Chuzhou, China, in 1991. He received his M.S. degree in Fundamental Mathematics from Anhui University, China, in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 2001. From 1991 to 1995, he was with Tongcheng Middle-School, Anhui, China, where he worked as a teacher. During January 2002–November 2003, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, where he worked on navigation, guidance and control. From November 2003 to February 2004, he was with the National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow, where he worked on variable structure control. From February 2004 to February 2006, he was with the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, U.K., as a Research Fellow, where he worked on networked control systems. From February 2007 to June 2008, he was a Guest Professor with Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, where he worked on biomedical signal processing. Since July 2004, he has been with the Department of Automatic Control, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, first as an Associate Professor, then, since 2008, as a Professor. And in 2012, he was appointed as Xu Teli Distinguished Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology and obtained the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China.


His current research interests are in the fields of networked control systems, robust control and signal processing, active disturbance rejection control and flight control. He has published eight monographs in Springer and John Wiley, and more than 100 papers in journals. He is an Editor in deputy of the Journal of the Beijing Institute of Technology, Associate Editor of Acta Automatica Sinica, Control Theory and Applications, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, International Journal of Automation and Computing. He obtained the Second Award of the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology (No. 1) in 2010, the Second National Award for Science and Technology (No. 2) in 2011, and the Second Natural Science Award of The Ministry of Education (No. 1) in 2012.


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