Sabine Van Huffel and Ad J. W. van den Boom

Proc. 7th IFAC Symposium on Computer-Aided Control Systems Design, Ghent, Belgium, April 28-30, 1997, paper 95.

Robust and performant numerical software for control systems analysis and design, such as the SLICOT and RASP libraries, is an essential ingredient in modern computer aided control systems design. To avoid duplicating the implementation efforts and ensure a wider dissemination, the originators of the SLICOT and RASP libraries have agreed to combine their libraries and make the joint library freely available. To extend the scope of cooperation, a thematic network for numerics in control NICONET is set up. This paper motivates the need for such a network and describes the objectives, benefits and main network activities.