About the book
Because of its simple structure and robustness with the uncertainties or disturbances, PID control is still a popular control technology, which has been widely used in many of industrial processes. On the other hand, from the viewpoint of philosophy, PID control is the embodiment of the control thought that is based on the information of present (P), past (I) and future (D) to decide the control input, which is exactly the representation of human beings’ wisdom, idea and method to solve problems.
It is just based on the popularity of PID control that many publishers already offer a lot of content concerning this topic, however, with the development of science and technology, such as, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new possibilities appear for improving the performance of PID control. Also, there are new fields that need to be controlled with powerful control technology, for example, biological engineering, medical technology, financial technology, and there are even applications for social management among others. Therefore, PID control will continue to face new opportunities and challenges and this book will highlight new aspects on this subject and its related applications.
The main topics will include the improvement of PID controller, intelligent PID controller, optimization of PID controller, new forms of PID controller, development of PID controller, new application fields, etc. We intend to not only make a summary on the advance of science and technology on PID control, but also to extend the connotation and extension of it. We would like to attract more scholars to take part in the project, and bring more inspiration or benefits to the new fellows.