Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA OCTOBER 11-14, 1998

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Dear colleagues,

We are organizing a special session in the upcoming IEEE Int. Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC98) that will take place in San Diego, California, from October 11 to 14, 1998.

The special session will be focused on the Modeling and Control of Irrigation Canals. The exact title and theme of the session are appended at the end of this page.

We would like to invite you (or a member of your group) to contribute a paper for this session. If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible.

The deadlines are:

Also, if you need additional information, please, feel free to contact us at the e-mail addresses below. The official webpage of the SMC98 conference is http://www.engr.rutgers.edu/~smc98

Looking forward to hearing from you,

best regards,

Pierre-Olivier Malaterre ( )

Alessandro Giua ( )

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Special session title: Modeling and Control of Irrigation Canals

Session organizers:

Pierre-Olivier MALATERRE ( )

Modeling and regulation of canals and rivers

Cemagref, 361 rue JF Breton, BP 5095, 34196 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Tel: (33) (0) 4 67 04 63 56 (Direct), Fax: (33) (0) 4 67 63 57 95

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Alessandro GIUA ( )

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica ed Elettronica

Universita' di Cagliari, Piazza d'Armi, 09123 Cagliari, Italy

Tel: +39 (70) 675-5892, Fax: +39 (70) 675-5900

Personal Page: http://www.diee.unica.it/~giua/info.html

Session Theme:

Irrigation is responsible for 80 % of the total withdrawal of fresh water, in average in the world. This is in a context of increasing competition with domestic, industrial and environmental users. A large amount of this water is conveyed through large irrigation canals from its source (Dam, Rivers) down to its final users (Farmers). Cross structures (mainly hydraulic gates) are operated in order to control the water levels, discharges and/or volumes along these canals. The hydraulic efficiency of these conveyance systems is evaluated around 40 %, in average.

From 1930's some of these Irrigation Canals have been automated. Recently, Research Centers and Consultant Companies have promoted the use of modern control technics to better manage these systems. The issue is not trivial, since these systems are multivariable, distributed systems, with time lags and non-linearities, and strong perturbations and model errors.

The session focuses on the application of novel techniques to the modeling and automatic control of such systems.

Tentative program:

TOPIC AREAS: 17A7, 31A7, 54A7


The track will present 14 papers divided into 3 sessions. A tutorial paper (A1) will present a survey of the literature relevant to the modeling, control theory and control implementation issues arising in the domain of Irrigation Canals.

Session A: Modeling and analysis

Session B: Control methodologies

Session C: Management and implementation issues


Session A: Modeling and analysis

A1 P.-O. Malaterre, J.-P. Baume (Cemagref, Montpellier, France) Modeling and regulation of irrigation canal : existing applications and on going researches

A2 J.-P. Baume (Cemagref, Montpellier, France), J. Sau (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I, France), P.-O. Malaterre (Cemagref, Montpellier, France) Modelling of irrigation channel dynamics for controller design.

A3 X. Litrico (Cemagref, Montpellier, France), D. Georges (LAG, Grenoble, France), J.-L. Trouvat (Compagnie d'Amenagement des Coteaux de Gascogne, France) Modelling and robust control of a dam-river system.

A4 J.J. Ramirez Luna, (Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Mexico), J.-P. Baume (Cemagref, Montpellier, France) Wave motion stability for coupled canal pool - AMIL gate systems.

Session B: Control methodologies

B1 H. El Fawal, D. Georges (LAG, Grenoble, France) Optimal control of complex irrigation systems via decomposition-coordination and the use of augmented Lagrangian.

B2 C.-Z. Xu, G. Sallet (INRIA-Lorraine, Metz, France) Proportional and Integral Regulation of Irrigation canal Systems governed by the St Venant Equation. (cancelled)

B3 S. Sawadogo, R. Faye (Ecole Superieure Polytechnique, Senegal), F. Mora-Camino (LAAS, Toulouse, France), P.-O. Malaterre (Cemagref, Montpellier, France) Decentralized Predictive Controller for Delivery Canals.

B4 M. Gomez, J. Rodellar, J. Cardona (Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) Decentralized Predictive Control of Multi-Reach Canals.

B5 C. Seatzu, A. Giua, G. Usai (University of Cagliari, Italy) Decentralized volume control of open-channels using H2 norm minimization.

Session C: Management and implementation issues

C1 V. Ruiz (Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Mexico) Predictive Control in Irrigation Canal Operation.

C2 J.C. Pages, J.M. Compas (Compagnie Nationale Du Rhone, France) MIMO Predictive Control with Constraints by using Embedded Model-Based Systems.

C3 R. M. Faye, S. Sawadogo, A. Niang (Ecole Superieure Polytechnique, Senegal), F. Mora-Camino (LAAS, Toulouse, France) An Intelligent Decision Support system for Irrigation System Management.

C4 F. Sanfilippo (Societe du Canal de Provence, France) Comparisons between multi-inputs/multi-outputs controller and mono-input/mono-output controller.

C5 K. Akouz, A. Benhammou (Universite Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh, Marocco), P.-O. Malaterre (Cemagref, Montpellier, France), B. Dahhou, G. Roux (LAAS, Toulouse, France) Predictive Control Applied to ASCE canal 2.

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