14th IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006, March 29-31
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Last updated on January 31, 2006. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Thursday March 30, 2006



Concert Hall
Plenary II Plenary Session
Chair: Hjalmarsson, HåkanKTH

09:00-10:00, Paper ThPP.1

System Identification for Process Control: Recent Experiences and Outlook
Zhu, YucaiEindhoven Univ. of Tech.


Concert Hall
Nonlinear System Identification I Invited Session
Chair: Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Co-Chair: Bai, Er-WeiUniv. of Iowa
Organizer: Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Organizer: Suykens, JohanK.U. Leuven

10:30-11:10, Paper ThA1.1

Some Aspects on Nonlinear System Identification
Ljung, LennartLinkoping Univ.

11:10-11:30, Paper ThA1.2

Nonlinear State Space Modelling of Multivariable Systems (I)
Paduart, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Pintelon, RikVrije Univ. Brussel
Coen, TomKatholieke Univ. Leuven

11:30-11:50, Paper ThA1.3

A Two-Stage Algorithm for Identification of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems (I)
Li, KangQueen's Univ. Belfast
Peng, Jian-XunQueen's Univ. Belfast
Bai, Er-WeiUniv. of Iowa

11:50-12:10, Paper ThA1.4

Nonlinear Virtual Sensors Design from Data (I)
Novara, CarloPol. di Torino
Milanese, MarioPol. di Torino
Hsu, KennethUniv. of California at Berkeley
Poolla, KameshwarUniv. of California at Berkeley

12:10-12:30, Paper ThA1.5

LS-SVM Regression with Autocorrelated Errors (I)
Espinoza, MarceloK.U.Leuven
Suykens, JohanK.U. Leuven
De Moor, BartK.U.Leuven


Banquet Room
Identification of Linear Systems II Regular Session
Chair: Campi, MarcoUniv. of Brescia
Co-Chair: Akcay, HuseyinAnadolu Univ.

10:30-10:50, Paper ThA2.1

Recursive Computation of the Most Powerful Unfalsified Model
Markovsky, IvanK.U. Leuven
Willems, Jan C.K.U. Leuven
De Moor, BartKatholieke Univ. Leuven

10:50-11:10, Paper ThA2.2

Convergence Analysis of Central and Minimax Algorithms in Scalar Regressor Models
Akcay, HuseyinAnadolu Univ.
At, NurayAnadolu Univ.

11:10-11:30, Paper ThA2.3

On Computing the Cramer-Rao Bound and Covariance Matrices for PEM Estimates in Linear State Space Models
Söderström, TorstenUppsala Univ.

11:30-11:50, Paper ThA2.4

Tutorial on System Identification Using Fractional Differentiation Models (I)
Malti, RachidUniv. Bordeaux1
Aoun, MohamedUniv. Bordeaux1
Sabatier, JocelynUniv. Bordeaux 1
Oustaloup, AlainUniv. Bordeaux1

11:50-12:10, Paper ThA2.5

Bias Compensated Least Squares Estimation of Continuous Time Output Error Models in the Case of Stochastic Sampling Time Jitter
Gustafsson, FredrikLinköping Univ.
Eng, FridaLinköping Univ.

12:10-12:30, Paper ThA2.6

Input-Output Data Scaling for System Identification
Lacy, SethAir Force Res. Lab.
Babuska, VitSandia National Lab.


Hunter Room
Identification and Detection Methods with Applications Regular Session
Chair: Mevel, LaurentIRISA/INRIA
Co-Chair: Guillaume, PatrickVrije Univ. Brussel

10:30-10:50, Paper ThA3.1

Multiple CUSUM Tests for Flutter Monitoring. (I)
Basseville, MichèleIRISA/CNRS
Goursat, MauriceINRIA
Mevel, LaurentIRISA/INRIA

10:50-11:10, Paper ThA3.2

Improved Poly-Reference Frequency-Domain Modal Estimators for Flutter Analysis (I)
De Troyer, TimErasmushogeschool Brussel
Guillaume, PatrickVrije Univ. Brussel
De Sitter, GertVrije Univ. Brussel

11:10-11:30, Paper ThA3.3

A Multi-Sensor Parametric Identification Procedure in the Frequency Domain for the Real-Time Surveillance of Flutter (I)
Vacher, PierreONERA
Bucharles, AlainONERA - CERT

11:30-11:50, Paper ThA3.4

Flight Test Protocol Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms
Bommier, FrançoisAIRBUS FRANCE
Bucharles, AlainONERA - CERT
Verdier, LaurentAIRBUS FRANCE

11:50-12:10, Paper ThA3.5

Model Weight and State Estimation for Multiple Model Systems Applied to Fault Detection and Identification
Hallouzi, RedouaneDelft Univ. of Tech.
Verhaegen, MichelDelft Univ. of Tech.
Babuska, RobertDelft Univ. of Tech.
Kanev, StoyanTech. Univ. of Delft

12:10-12:30, Paper ThA3.6

A New Approach for Fault Detection of Networked Control Systems
Ye, HaoTsinghua Univ.
He, RuiTsinghua Univ.
Liu, HengTsinghua Univ.
Wang, GuizengTsinghua Univ.


Cummings Room
Identification in Process Industry Regular Session
Chair: Isaksson, Alf J.ABB AB
Co-Chair: Zhao, HongAspen Tech. Inc.

10:30-10:50, Paper ThA4.1

Identification of Drive Train Systems with Shaft Torque Measurements
Tallfors, MatsABB Automation Tech. AB
Isaksson, Alf J.ABB AB
Nordin, MattiasVolvo Construction Equipment Components AB

10:50-11:10, Paper ThA4.2

System Identification Using Fractional Derivative and Hereditary Models to Characterize the Behavior of Polyurethane Foam (I)
Deng, RongProctor and Gamble
Davies, PatriciaPurdue Univ.
Bajaj, Anil K.Purdue Univ.

11:10-11:30, Paper ThA4.3

Identification of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit by Means of a New Multi-Variable Hammerstein Model
Harnischmacher, GerritRWTH Aachen Univ.
Kahrs, OlafRWTH Aachen Univ.
Marquardt, WolfgangRWTH Aachen Univ.

11:30-11:50, Paper ThA4.4

Modeling and Model Identification of a Pressurizer at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant
Varga, IstvanComputer and Automation Res. Inst. Hungarian Acad. of Sciences
Szederkenyi, GaborComputer and Automation Res. Inst. Hungarian Acad. of Sciences
Hangos, Katalin M.Computer and Automation Res. Inst. Hungarian Acad. of Sciences
Jozsef, BokorComputer and Automation Res. Inst. Hungarian Acad. of Sciences

11:50-12:10, Paper ThA4.5

Control of Long Plate Quality : Measurement System and Simulation.
Byndoor, SathishAlcoa Europe FRP
Browne, Williamthe Univ. of Reading
Yao, Liqunthe Univ. of Leicester
Postlethwaite, Ianthe Univ. of Leicester
Lowes, StevenAlcoa Europe FRP

12:10-12:30, Paper ThA4.6

Low Complexity Modelling and Parameter Estimation in Copper Bioleaching Processes
Godoy, Boris IThe Univ. of Newcastle
Braslavsky, Julio H.The Univ. of Newcastle
Mahata, KaushikUniv. of Newcastle


Mulubinba Room
Software Demonstration Session I Poster Session
Chair: Schumann, ReimarUniv. of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
Co-Chair: Kollár, IstvánBudapest Univ. of Tech. and Ec.
Organizer: Schumann, ReimarUniv. of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover

10:30-12:30, Paper ThA5.1

A Suite of Web-Based Programs for Perturbation Signal Design (I)
Godfrey, Keith RichardUniv. of Warwick
Tan, Ai HuiMultimedia Univ.
Barker, H. AnthonyUniv. of Wales Swansea
Widanage, Widanalage DhammikaUniv. of Warwick

10:30-12:30, Paper ThA5.2

Who Is Afraid of Missing Data in Spectral Analysis (I)
Broersen, Piet M.T.Delft Univ. of Tech.

10:30-12:30, Paper ThA5.3

CR-IDENT: A MATLAB Toolbox for Multivariable Control-Relevant System Identification (I)
Lee, HyunjinArizona State Univ.
Rivera, Daniel E.Arizona State Univ.

10:30-12:30, Paper ThA5.4

Latest Developments for the Matlab CONTSID Toolbox (I)
Garnier, HuguesUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1
Gilson, MarionUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1
Cervellin, OlivierUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1

10:30-12:30, Paper ThA5.5

ModelCAT: A Model Generation and Simlation Module for the ICACSD System (I)
Hoyer, MarkusUniv. of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
Schumann, ReimarUniv. of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
Syska, BirgaUniv. of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
Premier, Guiliano C.Univ. of Glamorgan

10:30-12:30, Paper ThA5.6

Frequency Domain System Identification Toolbox for Matlab: Characterizing Nonlinear Errors of Linear Models (I)
Kollár, IstvánBudapest Univ. of Tech. and Ec.
Pintelon, RikVrije Univ. Brussel
Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel


Newcastle Room
Identification of Ecological/Environmental Systems Invited Session
Chair: Keesman, KarelWageningen Univ.
Co-Chair: Young, PeterLancaster Univ.
Organizer: Keesman, KarelWageningen Univ.
Organizer: Stigter, Johannes DanielWageningen Univ.

10:30-10:50, Paper ThA6.1

Modelling Ecological Competition between Seaweed and Seagrass: A Case Study (I)
Mocenni, ChiaraUniv. of Siena
Vicino, AntonioUniv. di Siena

10:50-11:10, Paper ThA6.2

Projective Modeling and System Change: Reservoir Management Examples (I)
Keesman, KarelWageningen Univ.

11:10-11:30, Paper ThA6.3

On Robust On-Line Parameter Identification Techniques in Environmental Modeling (I)
Maksimov, VyacheslavInst. of Mathematics and Mechanics

11:30-11:50, Paper ThA6.4

Identification of Abrupt Changes in Catchments by Optimal-Smoothing Adjoints (I)
Norton, John PAustralian National Univ.

11:50-12:10, Paper ThA6.5

Data-Based Mechanistic Modelling and River Flow Forecasting (I)
Young, PeterLancaster Univ.

12:10-12:30, Paper ThA6.6

Identification of Source-Receptor Models for Secondary Tropospheric Pollution Control (I)
Carnevale, ClaudioUniv. of Brescia
Finzi, GiovannaUniv. of Brescia
Pisoni, EnricoUniv. of Brescia
Volta, MarialuisaUniv. of Brescia


Concert Hall
Semi-Plenary III Semi-Plenary Session
Chair: Hjalmarsson, HåkanKTH

14:00-15:00, Paper ThSP1.1

System Identification Challenges from Systems Biology
Crampin, Edmund


Banquet Room
Semi-Plenary IV Semi-Plenary Session
Chair: Ninness, BrettUniv. of Newcastle

14:00-15:00, Paper ThSP2.1

Sequential Importance Resampling for State and Parameter Estimation
Gordon, NeilDSTO


Concert Hall
Nonlinear System Identification II Invited Session
Chair: Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Co-Chair: Novara, CarloPol. di Torino
Organizer: Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Organizer: Suykens, JohanK.U. Leuven

15:30-15:50, Paper ThB1.1

Identification of Hammerstein Systems Using Separable Random Multisines (I)
Enqvist, MartinLinköpings Univ.

15:50-16:10, Paper ThB1.2

Initial Estimates for the Dynamics of a Hammerstein System (I)
Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Widanage, Widanalage DhammikaUniv. of Warwick
Godfrey, Keith RichardUniv. of Warwick
Pintelon, RikVrije Univ. Brussel

16:10-16:30, Paper ThB1.3

Nonparametric Initial Estimates for Wiener-Hammerstein Systems (I)
Schoukens, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Pintelon, RikVrije Univ. Brussel
Paduart, JohanVrije Univ. Brussel
Vandersteen, GerdIMEC

16:30-16:50, Paper ThB1.4

Gain Estimation for Hammerstein Systems (I)
Barenthin, MärtaKTH
Enqvist, MartinLinköpings Univ.
Wahlberg, BoRoyal Inst. of Tech. (KTH)
Hjalmarsson, HåkanKTH

16:50-17:10, Paper ThB1.5

Generalized Likelihood Ratio Statistics Based on Bootstrap Techniques for Autoregressive Models (I)
De brabanter, JosKatholieke Univ. Leuven
Pelckmans, KristiaanKatholieke Univ. Leuven
Suykens, JohanK.U. Leuven
De Moor, BartKatholieke Univ. Leuven

17:10-17:30, Paper ThB1.6

Direct Weight Optimization for Approximately Linear Functions: Optimality and Design (I)
Nazin, AlexanderInst. of Control Sciences
Roll, JacobLinköping Univ.
Ljung, LennartLinköping Univ.


Banquet Room
Identifiability and Model Selection Regular Session
Chair: Bai, Er-WeiUniv. of Iowa
Co-Chair: Vicino, AntonioUniv. di Siena

15:30-15:50, Paper ThB2.1

Local Identifiability and Observability of Nonlinear Differential-Algebraic Equations
Gerdin, MarkusLinköping Univ.

15:50-16:10, Paper ThB2.2

Using DAE Solvers to Examine Local Identifiability for Linear and Nonlinear Systems
Gerdin, MarkusLinköping Univ.

16:10-16:30, Paper ThB2.3

A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) for Nonlinear System Identification
Kukreja, Sunil L.NASA Dryden Flight Res. Center
Löfberg, JohanSwiss Federal Inst. of Tech.
Brenner, Martin J.NASA Dryden Flight Res. Center

16:30-16:50, Paper ThB2.4

On Identifiability of Object-Oriented Models
Gerdin, MarkusLinköping Univ.
Glad, TorkelLinköping Univ.

16:50-17:10, Paper ThB2.5

Variants of the Kullback-Leibler Divergence and Their Role in Model Selection
Seghouane, Abd-krimNational ICT Australia
Amari, Shun-ichiRIKEN Brain Science Inst.

17:10-17:30, Paper ThB2.6

A Single Sensor Selection Theorem for Rational State Systems
Diop, SetteCNRS


Hunter Room
Identification of Continuous Time Systems Regular Session
Chair: Walter, EricCNRS
Co-Chair: Gawthrop, PeterUniv. of Glasgow

15:30-15:50, Paper ThB3.1

Parametric Identification of Frequency Domain Systems Using Orthonormal Rational Bases
Deschrijver, DirkUniv. of Antwerp
Dhaene, TomUniv. of Antwerp

15:50-16:10, Paper ThB3.2

Guaranteed Nonlinear Parameter Estimation for Continuous-Time Dynamical Models
Kieffer, MichelCNRS - Supélec - Univ. Paris-Sud, XI
Walter, EricCNRS - Supélec - Univ. Paris-Sud, XI
Simeonov, IvanBulgarian Acad. of Sciences

16:10-16:30, Paper ThB3.3

Continuous-Time Autoregressive Spectral Analysis for Irregularly Sampled Data
Broersen, Piet M.T.Delft Univ. of Tech.

16:30-16:50, Paper ThB3.4

Noise Tolerant Identification of Continuous-Time Systems with Unknown Constant Input Disturbance Using ILC Method
Kim, Tae-HyoungKyoto Univ.
Zheng, XiaoguangKyoto Univ.
Sugie, ToshiharuKyoto Univ.

16:50-17:10, Paper ThB3.5

Discrete-Time State Variable Filters for the Estimation of a Continuous-Time Model
Ikeda, KenjiThe Univ. of Tokushima
Mogami, YoshioThe Univ. of Tokushima
Shimomura, TakaoThe Univ. of Tokushima

17:10-17:30, Paper ThB3.6

Multi-Laguerre Approach to Identify Plant with Widely Spread Poles
Yoneya, AkihikoNagoya Inst. of Tech.
Ono, TakahiroNagoya Inst. of Tech.


Cummings Room
Closed Loop Identification Regular Session
Chair: Gevers, MichelUniv. catholique de Louvain
Co-Chair: Gilson, MarionUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1

15:30-15:50, Paper ThB4.1

Direct Closed-Loop Identification of Multi-Input Systems: Variance Analysis
Miskovic, LjubisaEPFL
Karimi, AlirezaEPFL
Bonvin, DominiqueEPFL
Gevers, MichelUniv. catholique de Louvain

15:50-16:10, Paper ThB4.2

Closed Loop Aspects of Fluid Flow Model Identification in Congestion Control (I)
Jacobsson, KristerKTH
Hjalmarsson, HåkanKTH

16:10-16:30, Paper ThB4.3

Linear Regression Method for Estimating Approximate Normalized Coprime Plant Factors
Graham, MatthewUniv. of California San Diego
de Callafon, RaymondUniv. of California, San Diego

16:30-16:50, Paper ThB4.4

Generalization of a Correlation Method for Time-Delay Estimation with Application to a River Reach
Thomassin, MagalieUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1
Bastogne, ThierryUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1
Richard, AlainUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1
Garnier, HuguesUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1

16:50-17:10, Paper ThB4.5

Nonlinear Process Identification in Closed-Loop
Banyasz, CsillaHungarian Acad. of Sciences
Keviczky, LaszloHungarian Acad. of Sciences

17:10-17:30, Paper ThB4.6

A Refined IV Method for Closed-Loop System Identification
Gilson, MarionUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1
Garnier, HuguesUniv. Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1
Young, PeterLancaster Univ.
Van den Hof, Paul M.J.Delft Univ. of Tech.


Mulubinba Room
Software Demonstration Session II Poster Session
Chair: Schumann, ReimarUniv. of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover
Co-Chair: Wills, Adrian GeorgeUniv. of Newcastle
Organizer: Schumann, ReimarUniv. of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover

15:30-17:30, Paper ThB5.1

The CAPTAIN Toolbox for Matlab (I)
Young, PeterLancaster Univ.

15:30-17:30, Paper ThB5.2

Adaptive Control Using the Adaptive Toolbox, -TAT for Scilab/Scicos (I)
Ravn, OleTech. Univ. of Denmark

15:30-17:30, Paper ThB5.3

An Identification Toolbox for Profiling Novel Techniques (I)
Ninness, BrettUniv. of Newcastle
Wills, Adrian GeorgeUniv. of Newcastle

15:30-17:30, Paper ThB5.4

Development of a GUI for a System Identification Device Using MATLAB
Takanashi, HiroyukiAkita Prefectural Univ.
Adachi, ShuichiUtsunomiya Univ.

15:30-17:30, Paper ThB5.5

An Integrated Toolbox for Linear and Nonlinear Models (I)
Ljung, LennartLinkoping Univ.
Zhang, QinghuaINRIA
Lindskog, PeterNIRA Dynamics
Iouditski, Anatoli.Univ. of Grenoble
Singh, RajivThe Mathworks, Inc

15:30-17:30, Paper ThB5.6

A Simulation Platform for Localization and Mapping (I)
Sejerøe, ThomasTech. Univ. of Denmark
Poulsen, NielsTech. Univ. of Denmark
Ravn, OleTech. Univ. of Denmark


Newcastle Room
Applications of System Identification Regular Session
Chair: Sjoberg, JonasChalmers Univ.
Co-Chair: Westwick, DavidUniv. of Calgary

15:30-15:50, Paper ThB6.1

Subspace Identification Methods Applied to Adaptive Optics
Muradore, RiccardoESO - European Southern Observatory
Fedrigo, EnricoESO - European Southern Observatory

15:50-16:10, Paper ThB6.2

Bayesian Qubit State Estimation
Magyar, AttilaComputer and Automation Res. Inst.
Petz, DénesAlfréd Rényi Inst. of Mathematics
Hangos, Katalin M.Computer and Automation Res. Inst.

16:10-16:30, Paper ThB6.3

Calibration Methods for the Test of the Equivalence Principle
Guiu, EmelineOffice National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales(ONERA)
Rodrigues, ManuelOffice National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales
Touboul, PierreOffice National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérosptiales
Loiseau, Jean JacquesInst. de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes (

16:30-16:50, Paper ThB6.4

Identification of Nonlinear Aggregate Power System Loads
Jazayeri, Seyed PouyanUniv. of Calgary
Westwick, DavidUniv. of Calgary
Rosehart, WilliamUniv. of Calgary

16:50-17:10, Paper ThB6.5

Experimental Parallel Robot Dynamic Model Evaluation with Set Membership Estimation
Ramdani, NacimUniv. Montpellier 2
Poignet, PhilippeUniv. Montpellier 2

17:10-17:30, Paper ThB6.6

Dynamic Identification of a Vibratory Asphalt Compactor for Contact Efforts Estimation
Lemaire, Charles-EricLCPC
Vandanjon, Pierre-OlivierLCPC
Gautier, MaximeIRCCyN
Lemaire, CharlesLCPC