Monday July 25/3:30

MS14/Marina 6

Recent Developments in Optimal Control

Co-sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory

In recent years there have been important new developments in the theory of necessary conditions for optimal control. This minisymposium will focus on new results for finite-dimensional deterministic optimal control, and will cover four of the main directions in which there have been major exciting breakthroughs: second order conditions, necessary conditions for nonconvex differential inclusions, new proofs of the Maximum Principle under weaker hypotheses and with stronger conclusions that include high-order variations and, finally, a survey of recent developments on the construction of high-order variations. Organizer: Hector J. Sussmann, Rutgers University