This book contains advances on the theory and applications of time-delay systems with particular focus on interconnected systems. The methods for stability analysis and control design are based on time-domain and frequency-domain approaches, for continuous-time and sampled-data systems, linear and nonlinear systems. This volume is a valuable source of reference for control practitioners, graduate students, and scientists researching practical as well as theoretical solutions to a variety of control problems inevitably influenced by the presence of time delays. The contents are organized in three parts: Interconnected Systems analysis, Modeling and and Analysis for Delay systems, and Stabilization and Control Strategies for Delay Systems. This volume presents a selection of 19 contributions presented in the 4th DelSys Workshop which took place in Gif-sur-Yvette, France November 25-27, 2015.
Singular perturbation approach for linear coupled ODE-PDE systems.- On some neutral functional dierential equations occurring in synchronization.- Dynamic Dissipativity Theory for Stability of Time-Delay Systems.- Stability of interconnected uncertain delay systems: a converse Lyapunov approach.- ISS-stabilization of delayed neural elds by small-gain arguments.- Robustness of delayed multistable systems.- A Small-Gain Method for the Design of Decentralized Stabilizing Controllers for Interconnected Systems with Delays.- Stability Analysis of Uniformly Distributed Delay Systems: A Frequency-Sweeping Approach.- Asymptotic Analysis of Multiple Characteristics Roots for Quasi polynomials of Retarded-Type.- Scanning the Space of Parameters for Stability Regions of a Class of Time-Delay Systems; a Lyapunov Matrix Approach.