Workshop on Nonlinear Model Based Control -

Software and Applications (NMPC-SOFAP, 2007)

April 19-20, 2007

Loughborough, United Kingdom


The final programme (download as pdf) and list of participants are available.


The aim of the two days workshop is to bring together scientists and practitioners working on nonlinear model based predictive control (NMPC) in real world applications, and on software solutions that broaden the applicability of this powerful control approach.


The following topics shall be addressed in an interactive workshop:



The workshop will consist of keynote lectures, invited talks and regular presentations. Apart from the talks, part of the workshop is dedicated to interactive software demonstrations.


Keynote Speakers



The workshop will take place in Burleigh Court Conference Centre in Loughborough University.


Loughborough is a thriving traditional English town, a prominent high-technology centre for the East Midlands, lying in the Borough of the famous Charnwood.


Travel and Accommodation


Loughborough  can be easily reached, either via East Midland airport (10 miles from Loughborough), or other international airports in the area (e.g. Birmingham, London, Manchester). Birmingham airport is just 35 miles away with frequent train connections (via Leicester) to Loughborough. London airports or Manchester are 2 hours by car or train.


Information about the local area can be found  at

Accommodation must be booked separately. Rooms are available in the conference hotel, Burleigh Court.

You can book online via, or via phone + 44 1509 228104.


Alternatively the Quality Hotel Loughborough is just 10-15 minutes walk from the conference. For booking see

Burleigh Court is located in the Loughborough University Campus, which is easily reachable via public transportation from any downtown accommodation (bus No 7).



Participation fee is GBP 200 (registration before 25.2.2007, or GBP 230 registration after 25.2.2007) and will include conference dinner (Thursday evening) two lunches (on Thursday and Friday), breakfast on Friday and refreshments during the two days.


Please register by sending the registration information

via email to


Exact fee and instruction about payment will be posted soon and sent to the participants after registration.


To register send a 1-2 page extended abstract via email to the address:


Abstract will be included in a printed book of abstract and distributed among the participants.


Cancellation of registration before 2.04.2007 can be refunded, after this day the registration

fee must be paid.


Deadline for abstract submission:  15 February 2007





Zoltan K Nagy


Peter Kühl

Moritz Diehl

Chemical Engineering Department

Loughborough University

United Kingdom


University of Heidelberg


Optimization in Engineering Center (OPTEC) and
Electrical Engineering Departments (ESAT)
K.U. Leuven




Last updated 5.02.2007