"Irrigation Channels and Related Problems"
Scope of the workshop
The focus of this workshop will be on networks of irrigation channels. It will investigate several mathematical and engineering aspects used for
these systems such as:
- Modeling: partial differential equation models, dynamical systems models, black box models and
- Numerical simulation problems: numerical techniques for forward simulations of these networks
(finite differences, finite volumes, spectral methods)
- Estimation problems: techniques used for state reconstruction from various measurements.
- Control problems: techniques used for motion planning, stabilization, optimal control specific to
Particular emphasis will be given to the impact of modern sensing technologies which have considerably impacted the field on mathematical
approaches to these systems, in particular:
- SCADA systems (supervisory control and data acquisition), which are becoming a prevalent sensing
vector for instrumenting such canals.
- Lagrangian or mobile sensing, which using GPS based technology provide novel data sources for state
- Satellite based flow monitoring which provides a tool for large scale monitoring of such
Recent years have witnessed the impact of these technologies on canal management, in particular regarding
- Data assimilation and inverse modeling for state reconstruction in these networks.
- Active control based on undersampled sensing or partial information.
- Decentralized control.
The variety of topics of interest in this workshop will be centered on the potential contributions of mathematical and engineering techniques to
these system specific applications. Particular emphasis will be given on the development of novel approaches to address the new challenges posed
by such technologies.