The main goal of this network project is to promote the active collaboration between former Soviet Union and european researchers in the field of control theory and differential games. The theoretical point of view and the development of numerical schemes to solve real problems arising in applications will be both emphasized.

The research will mainly focus on the following subjects:

- Geometric methods in optimal control
- Necessary and sufficient conditions for optimal solutions
- Sufficient conditions for nonlocal controllability
- Nonlinear optimal control problems with impulsive and singular controls
- Optimal control for systems with delay and incomplete state information
- Application of multivalued analysis methods and variational
- optimality conditions to control problems
- Viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations
- Viability theory in control and differential games
- Zero--sum differential games
- Non--zero sum differential games
- Dynamic games with partial information
- Theory and approximation of optimal control problems for distributed systems
- Numerical solution of Hamilton-Jacobi and Isaacs equations
- Approximation methods for optimal control problems
- Applications to economics, robotics, motion planning
- problems and aerospace, mechanical and chemical engineering, image processing.

The project joins together 18 research groups (8 from the NIS and 10 from the EEC) corresponding to about 100 scientists (45 from the NIS and 55 from the EEC).

The main task of the network is to contribute by all means to the development of common research in the area of optimal control and differential games with the other participants to the network. This includes: exchange of publications and materials, development of educational activities for young researchers (summer courses, PhD courses, meetings), organization of short and long term visits to develop the scientific projects described in the work program. [an error occurred while processing this directive]