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MACC Workshop 2008
Annual Research Review Meeting Wednesday May 14, 2008 Sheraton Hamilton
Program
8:15 Coffee
8:45 Introductory comments, introductions and MACC News [pdf (Members Only)]
9:00-12:00 Research Overviews with emphasis on future plans
John MacGregor (Members Only) Tom Marlin (Members Only) Prashant Mhaskar (Members Only) Vlad Mahalec (Members Only) Chris Swartz (Members Only)
10:30 Break (Ballroom Foyer)
12:00 Lunch (Ballroom Foyer)
12:30 Poster Sessions (Ballroom Foyer)
Posters presented by McMaster graduate students
(Return to Ballroom South/West/Centre for Technical Session at 2:00)
2:00 Technical Presentation
Recent Advances in Dynamic Optimization and Its Applications
Benoit Chachuat (EPFL – Automatic Control Laboratory, Lausanne, Switzerland) [pdf (Members Only)]
3:00 Break (Ballroom Foyer)
3:00 Software Demonstration - ProBatch
(Darryl Wallace, ProSensus)
3:30 Business Meeting (Meeting Room 302)
(Typically, attended by 1 representative from each member company)
6:00 Reception – marking MACC’s 20th Anniversary! (Ballroom Foyer, Sheraton Hotel)**
7:30 Banquet (Ballroom East, Sheraton Hotel)**
** = All attendees, including students and representatives from guest companies, are cordially invited! McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC)


Workshop: All Things Model Predictive Control
Hamilton Convention Centre
Webster A (3rd floor)
Thursday May 15, 2008

The aim of this workshop is to highlight new developments, successes, novel applications, and challenges in Model Predictive Control and related technologies.

8:10 Coffee
8:25 Introductory Comments (Chris Swartz)
8:30 Multiple Model Predictive Control (MMPC) for Nonlinear Systems and Improved Disturbance Rejection
(B. Wayne Bequette, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) [pdf (Members Only)]
9:30 Addition of Nonlinear Model Predictive Control to Industry’s Advanced Application Toolset
(Tyler Soderstrom, ExxonMobil) [pdf (Members Only)]
10:30 Break
11:00 Decentralized MPC: An Overview of Goals, Methods and Results
(Tom Marlin, McMaster University) [pdf (Members Only)]
12:00 LUNCH (Webster Lounge)
1:00 Nonlinear Model Predictive Control: Applications to Switched Systems and Fault-Tolerant Control
(Prashant Mhaskar, McMaster University) [pdf (Members Only)]
2:00 A Global Multi-Stage (GMS) Method for Fully Automated Closed-Loop Identification of Industrial Processes
(J. Ward MacArthur, Honeywell) [Presentation pdf (Members Only), Publication pdf (Members Only)]
3:00 Break
3:30 MPC of Batch Processes: (i) for trajectory tracking, and (ii) for control of final product quality
(John MacGregor, McMaster University) [pdf (Members Only)]


Workshop: All Things Model Predictive Control
Hamilton Convention Centre
Webster A (3rd floor)
Friday May 16, 2008

The aim of this workshop is to highlight new developments, successes, novel applications, and challenges in Model Predictive Control and related technologies.

8:15 Coffee
8:30 Parametric Hybrid Modeling for Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (Jim Bartee, Pavilion Technologies) [pdf (Members Only)]
9:30 An Overview of Model Predictive Control in the Industrial Gas Business (Stephane Blouin and Anurag Sharma, Praxair) [pdf (Members Only)]
10:30 Break
11:00 A Robust MPC Approach to Optimizing Production, Inventory and Transportation (Tom Marlin, McMaster University) [pdf (Members Only)]
12:00 LUNCH (Webster Lounge)
1:00 Model-Based Control of Systems in Transition – Formulation and Application (Chris Swartz, McMaster University) [pdf (Members Only)]
2:00 Closing Comments
2:15 Adjourn