SICC Workshop 2017
12th SICC International Tutorial Workshop "Topics in nonlinear dynamics"
Control of Complex Networks of Nonlinear Circuits and Systems
Catania, September 7-8, 2017

SICC Workshop General Information

Aim and Scope

Complex networks are omnipresent in natural and man-made systems, highlighting the dominant role played by interconnections in forming and shaping the collective behavior of a system made by interacting units. Our understanding of complex networks has nowadays reached a stage mature enough to investigate the problem of controlling the behavior of a network. Addressing this issue comprises a series of fundamental questions: can we drive the dynamical nodes of the network towards the same homogeneous trajectory? can we target a desired not homogeneous state? can we perform the control with a subset of all possible nodes? which nodes have to be selected to guarantee controllability of the network? which strategies can be used? which are the most efficient in terms of energy required to control?

The SICC workshop aims at covering the main topics related to network control starting from introductory material, to recent advances and applications. The workshop offers a unique opportunity to meet researchers working on various aspects of network control across several disciplines and fields of applications.

The participants will also have the opportunity to present their own research in a poster format. The best presentation will be awarded by the speakers of the workshop.

The workshop is the 12th of a series of tutorial workshops annually organized by the Italian Society of Chaos and Complexity (SICC) to explore the emergence of new research fields in which the modeling, analysis and control of nonlinear phenomena play a role of growing importance. These workshops have been traditionally devoted to an interdisciplinary audience with particular attention to PhD students and young researchers. In this spirit, the workshop on Control of Complex Networks of Nonlinear Circuits and Systems is addressed to researchers working in various areas of science and engineering.

The workshop is jointly organized with the European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD 2017), held at the University of Catania 4-6 september 2017. Participants from the ECCTD will have a particular discounted registration fee to attend the SICC workshop.

Confirmed Speakers

Guanrong (Ron) Chen, City University of Hong Kong

Mario di Bernardo, University of Napoli Federico II

Eckehard Schöll, Technical University Berlin

Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, U.K.

Sandro Zampieri, University of Padova

Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace

Organized by


7-8 September 2017


Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica,
University of Catania, viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy.


Mattia Frasca, mfrasca (at)