Programme and Plenary Lectures

Technical programme

The final technical programme can be downloaded here.

Conference proceedings

The workshop proceedings are now published in IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 659, 2015

Programme at glance

Wednesday, November 18
16:00 - 20:00 Registration Desk Open
Thursday, November 19
8:00 - 17:00 Registration Desk Open
8:45 - 9:00 Opening Ceremony
9:00 - 10:00 Plenary Lecture 1 (Fredrik Gustafsson)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 - 12:20 Technical Sessions 1,2
12:20 - 13:40 Lunch
13:40 - 14:40 Plenary Lecture 2 (Vladimir Havlena)
14:40 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 17:00 Technical Sessions 3,4
18:00 - 22:00 Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour and Banquet
Friday, November 20
8:00 - 18:00 Registration Desk Open
8:30 - 9:30 Plenary Lecture 3 (Silvio Simani)
9:30 - 10:30 Poster Session + Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:30 Technical Sessions 5,6
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary Lecture 4 (Robert Babuska)
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 - 17:20 Technical Sessions 7,8
17:20 - 18:00 Closing Ceremony and Farewell Reception

Plenary Lectures

Silvio Simani T1: To be announced, room: To be announced
Title: Advanced Issues on Wind Turbine Modelling and Control
Name: Silvio Simani (biography)
Affiliation: Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara. Via Saragat 1E - 44122 Ferrara (FE), Italy

Abstract: The motivation for this talk comes from a real need to have an overview about the challenges of modelling and control for very demanding systems, such as wind turbine systems, which require reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety over power conversion efficiency. These issues have begun to stimulate research and development in the wide control community particularly for these installations that need a high degree of “sustainability”. Read more

Frederik Gustafsson T1: To be announced, room: To be announced
Title: Automotive Sensor Mining for Tire Pressure Monitoring
Name: Fredrik Gustafsson (biography)
Affiliation: Sensor Informatics at Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University

Abstract: The wheel speed sensor provides a rich source of information for monitoring the state of the car, in particular the driveline, as well as the road condition. The presentation gives examples of how wheel speed and other on-board sensors can be used to detect and grade different faults in the car, as well as changes in the road surface. Particular attention is given to a tire pressure monitoring system, today deployed in more than 10 million cars, that is based on extensive ... Read more

Vladimír Havlena T1: To be announced, room: To be announced
Title: Advanced Process Control for Energy Efficiency
Name: Vladimír Havlena (biography)
Affiliation: Honeywell ACS Global Laboratory Prague, Senior Fellow

Abstract: Improved energy efficiency is a global trend and a motivation for many advanced process control and optimization projects. In energy intensive process industries, energy creates up to 70% of production costs. Application of standard advanced control packages may not cover all aspects of the problem. More holistic approach spanning better responsiveness of the plant to the varying demands, adaptation to process ageing and varying economic ... Read more

Robert Babuška T1: To be announced, room: To be announced
Title: Learning Control in Robotics
Name: Robert Babuška (biography)
Affiliation: DCSC, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Abstract: To Developments in robotics are coming at an accelerated rate and robots are quickly being adopted for tasks in unstructured environments. In such settings, there is a need for effective learning control methods that can deal with the uncertainty in the robot’s environment, handle new situations and perform robustly under changing conditions. Read more