Organically-structured control

D. D. Šiljak, D. M. Stipanović

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


The purpose of this paper is to propose a study of the following control problem: Given a complex interconnected system, determine autonomous decentralized control laws which stabilize the system despite structural perturbations whereby subsystems are disconnected and again connected in various ways during its lifetime. The underlying assumption is that subsystems (overlapping or disjoint) are made of structural elements connected to at least one intelligent element (controller); they are either multiple controller or multiple plant configurations. Disconnected structural or intelligent elements are no longer considered to be integral parts of the system. A distributed intelligence over interconnected complex structures imitates what goes on in the biological world, and we initiate a systematic investigation of the problem of Organically-Structured Control (OS-control) which can stabilize the system under structural perturbations and ultimately prevent a system breakdown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2736-2742
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 American Control Conference - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2001Jun 27 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Organically-structured control'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this