On the controlled agreement problem

Amirreza Rahmani, Mehran Mesbahi

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Our work examines the controlled agreement problem over a network of interconnected dynamic units. The agreement protocol has recently been a focus of a large number of research work in systems and control community. Most of the existing work in this area, however, consider the uncontrolled agreement protocol. In this work, we consider the controlled agreement problem and introduce algebraic and graph theoretic conditions for its controllability. We then proceed to provide a graphical interpretation of these controllability conditions. In addition, we explore the role of anchored vertex position in the information structure to improve the convergence properties of the controlled agreement protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424402107, 9781424402106
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 American Control Conference - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2006 American Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN


  • Agreement dynamics
  • Algebraic graph theory
  • Controllability
  • Graph symmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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