Focuses on statistical/probabilistic methods: modelling, analysis, estimation, identification, decision, control: stochastic dynamical systems: control, estimation, realization theory, identification, simulation; information for communication systems and networks; interaction of stochastic control systems and communications/networked systems; distributed control and/or communication via centralized and decentralized strategies; large scale stochastic dynamical control and/or communication systems, and applications to biology, economics, environmental systems, and finance.