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:
NMPC applications, for example in chemical engineering, biotechnology, aerospace, automotive, robotics, etc.
nonlinear modelling environments
numerical methods for online optimal control and estimation
interfaces between process, models, and optimizer
coupling of estimation and model based control
open source and commercial software developments for academic and industrial NMPC solutions
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
Lorenz T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon, USA
Rolf Findeisen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Eric Kerrigan, Imperial College London, UK
Jacques Richalet, France
Tor Steinar Schei, Cybernetica AS, Norway
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 http://www.welcometoimago.com/venues/burleigh-court/, 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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