XLIX International Scientific Conference on Control Processes and Stability (CPS'18)
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2 – 5 April 2018

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About the Conference

     Annual International Scientific Conference on Control Processes and Stability (CPS) for students and graduate students is held by Saint Petersburg State University. The conference is interdisciplinary and aims to ensure the active involvement of students in creative scientific research, testing and implementation of modern information technologies in the educational process and scientific developments in the field of mathematical modeling of control processes, promoting inter-institutional and international exchange of experience in these areas.

     The conference held annually (in the spring) by the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes, St. Petersburg State University. Students and teachers of Russian and foreign universities are invited to participate in the conference.

Papers are encouraged (but not restricted to) the following topics:

   • Mathematical theory of control processes
   • Mathematical methods in mechanics and physics
   • Mathematical models of medical and biological systems
   • Information and computer technologies
   • Control problems in social and economical systems

     Working languages - Russian and English.

The Organizing Committee

D.Sc., Professor
SMIRNOV Nikolay V.
D.Sc., Professor
D.Sc., Professor
ZHABKO Alexei P.
D.Sc., Professor
Ph.D., Associate Professor
TAMASYAN Grigoriy S.
Ph.D., Associate Professor
UTESHEV Alexei Yu.
D.Sc., Professor


     The conference proceedings have the status of a periodic scientific publication, ISSN 2313-7304. The materials of the proceedings will be posted in the database RSCI and in electronic library (E-library) [RSCI page]. Archival materials of the conference since 2003 are posted on the website [Archival]
     The organizing committee will organize a review of all submitted articles, and then accepts the final decision about publication. In order to present at the conference, your abstract must first pass a double blind peer review.

Photo Album

     Today, the conference «Control Processes and Stability» has a rich history of reports, presentations and seminars, which is embodied in numerous photos.



     The Peterhof Museum Complex is one of the most popular museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. Even a few hours here are enough to feel the spirit of history, which still lives on and breathes in this magnificent place.

     As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, Peterhof brings together the finest achievements in national and international culture. This unique complex was created by outstanding architects, decorators and sculptors, whose spectacular works of art slot perfectly into the natural beauty of the coastal landscape. Peter the Great planned Peterhof as the residence of a sea king. This was to be his incarnation of Russia as a great European power, with a foothold on the shores of the world's oceans, capable of competing with the finest Western courts — above all, with Versailles.

     The history of Peterhof begins back in 1705, when travelling chambers were built for Peter the Great on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Soon, not far from this place, work began on the creation of a new imperial residence, which, Peter determined, would one day outshine all the other royal palaces of Europe. The tsar deliberately built his new residence by the sea, as a triumphant symbol of the successful conclusion of Russia's long struggle for an outlet to the Baltic Sea. Peterhof was officially opened in the presence of the tsar and foreign diplomats in August 1723.

     The architecture and decor of Peterhof reflects all the artistic styles of the past and the personal tastes and preferences of every Russian monarch. One of the world's most famous palace-park ensembles, Peterhof was virtually destroyed during the Second World War. The post-war resurrection of the entire complex was one of the finest chapters in the history of restoration in Russia. The present-day beauty of Peterhof is the result of decades of painstaking work by architects, painters and masters of decorative and applied art. Restoration work continues even to this day, in the Chapel Royal of the Grand Palace, which ought to be completed by May 2011.

     Today, the museum complex stretches across five hundred hectares of territory, embracing Strelna, Peterhof and Oranienbaum. Dotted with sparkling fountains, the Lower Park and Upper Gardens flow effortlessly into the shady and romantic glades of Alexandria, forming a unique fusion of regular and landscape parks. Every day, more than twenty museums — vastly different in their origins, ideas and contents — delight visitors with exciting new discoveries and the joy of their handsome treasures.

     The Peterhof Museum Complex is rightfully regarded as the 'capital of fountains'. Included in the state register of most valuable cultural objects of the Russian Federation, Peterhof now bears the proud title of one of the 'Seven Wonders of Russia'.


     Six kilometres east of Peterhof is the town of Strelna, where you’ll find two more palaces originally built for Peter. The butterscotch-painted Konstantinovsky Palace was chosen by Vladimir Putin as his St. Petersburg residence, underwent total renovation and reopened as the Palace of Congress. It’s best to call ahead to book a tour, or book one online, as the palace is often used for official functions and therefore closed. Not a must-see sight, the palace nonetheless provides a fascinating glimpse of how a modern-day Russian leader likes to entertain his guests. There’s a small collection of medals from the Hermitage’s collection here and some reconstructed rooms from the time of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich, the palace’s last imperial owner, and something of a poet and musician.

     Opposite the entrance to the palace and scoring high on the modern kitsch factor is Lindstrem’s Dacha, once the home of the Grand Duke’s doctor Peter I von Lindstrem. Restored for the 2005 G8 summit, also hosted at the Konstantinovsky Palace, the modest-sized building was used by Putin to entertain his opposite numbers and their wives. One can only wonder what they thought of the garish nouveau-russe interior, which has since been supplemented by a small shrine to all things Putin, including a chance to have a three-minute audience with a life-sized hologram of the man himself.

     A short walk to the west of the Palace of Congress lies the compact and infinitely more charming, Peter I’s Palace at Strelna. This is one of the first palaces that Peter the Great built out this way while supervising his far grander enterprise down the road. It has some well-furnished interiors with interesting exhibits, most notably a combined travelling chest and camp bed belonging to Alexander III.

     All those visiting VIPs need somewhere to stay, so next to the Palace of Congress is the luxurious Baltic Star Hotel. It’s a fancy enough place, but there’s really no compelling reason to stay this far out of St Petersburg.


     The architectural and landscape complex of Oranienbaum is a unique palace and park ensemble of the 18th-early 20th century, which survived World War II in its historic condition. It is situated in the distance of 40 km from St Petersburg, and being on the way after Strelna and Peterhof, it finishes the sequence of maritime residences of the Peterhof road.

     The palaces-museums of Oranienbaum are located in the territory of the Upper Landscape Park and the Lower Regular Garden with the total area of 162 hectares. Its structure includes three architectural ensembles, reflecting the history of this estate throughout the 18th century.

     Oranienbaum was formed over the course of two centuries, from 1711 to 1915. In September 2011, the estate celebrates its three-hundredth anniversary. Located further down the coast from Peterhof, Oranienbaum completes the long line of imperial residences on the Gulf of Finland. The first owner of these lands was Prince Alexander Menshikov, the former right-hand man of Peter the Great. Between 1743 and 1762, the estate belonged to the future Peter III, husband of Catherine the Great. Over the centuries, leading architects, decorators and landscape gardeners have worked to create a unique ensemble at Oranienbaum. One of the masters who left a particular indelible mark on this place was Italian architect Antonio Rinaldi. Oranienbaum survived the Second World War virtually unscathed. The original interiors and decor still exist in many palaces and pavilions. The famous landmarks scattered throughout the park include the Palace of Peter III, Chinese Palace, Menshikov Palace and the Rollercoaster Pavilion.

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