[21/10/10] Photos of the conference are available on the Photos page.

[27/09/10] Posters are available on the Technical Program page.

[15/09/10] Slides of the presentations of the keynote speakers are available on the Keynote Speakers page.

[02/09/10] New information on transportation.

[01/07/10] Registration is open.

[29/06/10] New deadline: final version due: July 9, 2010 July 23, 2010

Thematic areas

  • Coordinated control and estimation over networks.
  • Consensus and distributed averaging.
  • Multivehicle systems and flocking.
  • Control with communication constraints and quantization.
  • Decentralized algorithms for computation over sensor networks.
  • Randomized algorithms and gossip algorithms.
  • Message passing algorithms and belief propagation.
  • Graph models for networks. Percolation. Network coding.
  • Distributed and decentralized signal processing.
  • Decentralized and cooperative optimization.
  • Transportation and human networks.


Networked systems are complex dynamical systems composed of a large number of simple systems interacting through a communication medium. These systems arise as natural models in many areas of engineering and sciences, such as control networks, distributed computing, communication & sensor networks, autonomous unmanned vehicles, biological networks, and animal cooperative aggregation and flocking.

There are two features that are common to all these systems: firstly they deal with complex dynamics; secondly designing globally optimal behavior for these systems requires the solution of large-scale optimization problems, which typically necessitate a prohibitive amount of computational effort. Desirable features of the operation of these systems include robustness to uncertainties and disturbances, and adaptability to environmental changes.


The 2nd Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys’10) will focus on the most innovative mathematical methods proposed in the last few years for the analysis and design of networked systems.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from control, computer science, communication, game theory, statistics, mathematics and other areas to discuss emerging topics in networked systems of common interest.

Workshop organization

The workshop follows the same structure and organization as the first successful NeCSYS’09 in Venice it will consist of two days of during which 10 keynote invited talks by international experts and 4 interactive sessions of contributed papers. The number of contributions per session will be limited to promote interactions with all participants.