Over the past several years, cooperative control and optimization have increasingly played a larger and more important role in many aspects of military sciences, biology, communications, robotics, and decision making. At the same time, cooperative systems are notoriously difficult to model, analyze, and solve - while intuitively understood, they are not axiomatically defined in any commonly accepted manner. The works in this volume provide outstanding insights into this very complex area of research. They are the result of invited papers and selected presentations at the Fourth Annual Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization held in Destin, Florida, November 2003. This book has been selected for coverage in:. Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings® (ISTP® / ISI Proceedings). Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings). CC Proceedings - Engineering & Physical Sciences. Contents: Mesh Stability in Formation of Distributed Systems (C Ashokkumar et al.); On the Performance of Heuristics for Broadcast Scheduling (C Commander et al.); Coupled Detection Rates: An Introduction (D Jeffcoat); Decentralized Receding Horizon Control for Multiple UAVs (Y Kuwata & J How); Multitarget Sensor Management of Dispersed Mobile Sensors (R Mahler); K-Means Clustering Using Entropy Minimization (A Okafor & P Pardalos); Possibility Reasoning and the Cooperative Prisoner's Dilemma (H Pfister & J Walls); Coordinating Very Large Groups of Wide Area Search Munitions (P Scerri et al.); A Vehicle Following Methodology for UAV Formations (S Spry et al.); Decentralized Optimization via Nash Bargaining (S Waslander et al.); and other papers. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in optimization and control, computer science and engineering.