First Announcement and Call for Presentations and Papers


January 9-11, 2003

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  • Workshop tutorial: Optimisation based control including MPC.  Program now available.
  • Final Workshop Program now available.
  • Downloadable literature can be found here.
  • Contents

  • Introduction
  • 6th Nordic Process Control Award
  • The workshop tutorial
  • Call for presentations
  • Accomodation
  • Registration and pricing information
  • Registration
  • Deadlines
  • Contact information
  • Preliminary workshop program

  • Introduction

    The 11th Nordic Process Control Workshop (NPCW) will be held 09-11 January 2003 in Trondheim at the PFI building (Norwegian Pulp and Paper Research Institute) on the campus of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It follows previous workshops held at Wadahl (Norway) in Jan.1997, Stockholm (Sweden) in Aug. 1998, Lyngby (Denmark) in Jan. 2000, and Åbo (Finland) in Aug. 2001.

    The workshop is organized by the Nordic Working Group on Process Control. The Process control groups at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology are responsible for the local arrangements this year. The workshop is partially sponsored by the strong point center in PROcess Systems Engineering in Trondheim (PROST) and NTNU Natural Gas Research Center.

    The objective of these workshops is to bring together the Nordic process control community, and to provide a rather informal forum for presenting recent and ongoing work in the process control area. The presentations may concern new results, ongoing research, planned research or open problems where further work is needed. No printed papers are required. Presentations highlighting industrial experiences are particularly welcome. Other items on the agenda include

    Industrial participation is very welcome, both from the process industry and from companies delivering services and equipment to this industry.

    The presentations and discussion will be conducted in English. The non-parallel format of the sessions enables all participants to take part in all sessions. This, in addition to an informal atmosphere, provides for a valuable learning experience where the participants can get acquainted with a broad range of topics in process control.

    6th Nordic Process Control Award

    The Nordic Process Control award is presented to an international researcher of high merit, who has made "lasting and significant contributions to the field of process control". The previous recipients were Howard H. Rosenbrock (1995), Karl Johan Åström (1997), F.G. Shinskey (1998), Jens G. Balchen (2000) and Charles R. Cutler (2001). We are very happy to announce that the 2003 NPC Award will be presented to

    Professor Roger Sargent, Imperial College, London

    Professor Sargent is widely regarded as the "father" of process systems engineering. The title of Professor Sargent's award lecture will be announced later.

    The workshop tutorial

    It is customary for the arranging laboratory to give a short tutorial on some topic of general interest in process control. The tutorial is particularly intended for (PhD) students and other people wishing to gain more knowledge on the subject in question. This year the topic of the tutorial is Optimization based control including model based control (MPC), and it will be given on the last day of the workshop (Saturday 11 Jan).

    Call for presentations

    Prospective presenters are invited to submit an abstract (1-2 pages) describing their intended presentations by

    10 November 2002

    In addition, the participants are asked to submit any recent written process control material, not necessarily directly related to the presentations, to be reprinted in the workshop notes. The deadline for submission of such papers is 10 December 2002.


    The participants will arrange their own accommodation. However, the lunches and coffee during the workshop, as well as the workshop dinner, are included in the conference fee.

    Quality Hotel Augustin will be the most convenient place of accommodation (Quality Hotel Augustin, tel: +47 73 54 70 00, e-mail:, fax: +47 73 54 70 01,, address: Kongensgate 26, 7011 Trondheim, Norway). A number of rooms have been reserved for the workshop and will be kept until December 15. After that, rooms can be reserved according to availability. Please mention the name of the workshop when you reserve. The price of a single room per night is approximately 100 EUR and the price of a double room is approximately 120 EUR. The prices include breakfasts.

    Registration and pricing information

    Non-student/early registration (before Dec. 10.): 150 Euro
    Student/early registration (before Dec. 10.): 75 Euro
    Non-student/late registration (after Dec. 10.): 200 Euro
    Student/late registration (after Dec. 10.): 100 Euro

    The registration fee includes the conference dinner, lunches and a copy of the workshop notes.


    Registration is done by sending full name and address to An invoice will be sent as soon as possible after the registration is done. Upon registration, please state also whether you intend to take part in the tutorial on the last day. The following information must be included in the registration:

    I would like to participate in the 11th Nordic Process Control Workshop in Trondheim January 9-11, 2003.

    Postal code:                                                             
    Ph.D. student:  Yes/No

    wpe1.jpg (938 bytes) Yes, I would like to take part at the tutorial in Optimisation based control including MPC.

    wpe1.jpg (938 bytes) No, I would not like to take part at the tutorial in Optimisation based control including MPC.


    Submission of abstract for proposed presentations
    Notification of acceptance/rejection:
    10 Nov 2002
    25 Nov 2002
    Submission of recents papers to be included in Workshop Notes
    Deadline for early registration:
    15 Dec 2002
    15 Dec 2002
    Special booking at Quality Hotel Augustin (see Accomodation): 15 Dec 2002

    Contact information

    The workshop home page can be found at
    All correspondence (including registration and submission of abstracts) should preferably be by email to
    Papers for the workshop notes (deadline 10 Dec.) may also be submitted electronically, or alternatively mailed to:

    Geir Stian Landsverk
    Institutt for teknisk kybernetikk
    O.S. Bragstads plass 2D
    N7491 Trondheim

    Further contact information:

    Fax: +47 73 59 43 99
    Phone: +47 73 59 43 86 (Geir Stian Landsverk), +47 74 59 36 91 (Espen Storkaas)

    Preliminary workshop program

    Wednesday January 8th
    19:30 - 20:30 Early Registration (Hotel Augustin)
    20:30 Informal get-together at Mikrobryggeriet
    Thursday, January 9th
    09:00 - 09:05 Opening remarks
    09:05 - 10:35 Session 1: Process Modelling
    09:05 Computer-Aided Modeling For  Heinz A. Preisig TU Eindhoven, Nederland
    Simulation And Control Mathieu R. Westerweele TU Eindhoven, Nederland
    09:25 Data-Driven Modeling Of Nonlinear And Dennis Bonne DTU, Danmark
    Time-Varying Processes Sten Bay Jørgensen DTU, Danmark
    09:45 On The Total Least Squares And  Geir Werner Nilsen HiT, Norge
    Ridge Regression Problems David Di Ruscio HiT, Norge
    10:05 Error Estimation And Control In Discretization  Yi Liu KTH, Sverige
    Of Partial Differential Equations Elling W. Jacobsen KTH, Sverige
    10:25 Discussion
    10:35 - 11:05 Coffee Break
    11:05 - 12:15 Presentation of the 6th Nordic Process Control Award and award lecture
    11:05 Presentation of the 6th Nordic Process Control Award to Prof. Roger W.H Sargent
    11:25 Award Lecture:
    Modeling - A Process Systems Perspective Roger W.H. Sargent Imperial College, England
    12:00 Discussion
    12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
    13:15 - 15:05 Session 2: Process Control
    13:15 A Procedure For Plantwide Control  Marius S. Govatsmark NTNU, Norge
    With Application To A Gas Power Plant Sigurd Skogestad NTNU, Norge
    13:35 A Combined N And P Removal Wastewater  Krist V. Gernaey DTU, Danmark
    Treatment Plant Simulation Benchmark For Sten Bay Jørgensen DTU, Danmark
    Control Strategy Evaluation
    13:55 Self-Optimizing Control:  Vidar Alstad NTNU, Norge
    Selection Of Optimal Measurement Combinations Sigurd Skogestad NTNU, Norge
    14:15 Feedforward Control Under The Presence  Audun Faanes NTNU/Norsk Hydro ASA, Norge
    Of Uncertainty Sigurd Skogestad NTNU, Norge
    14:35 Replace all PI controllers by PIDF controlles Bengt Lennartson Chalmers
    14:55 Discussion
    15:05 - 15:30 Coffee Break
    15:30 - 17:20 Session 3: Nonlinear analysis
    15:30 Analysis Of Nonlinear Behaviour Near Optimum Carsten Aarosiin Hansen DTU, Danmark
    Hong Wen Li DTU, Danmark
    Sten Bay Jørgensen DTU, Danmark
    15:50 Analysis Of Feedback Behaviour In Biological Henning Schmidt KTH, Sverige
    Cell Reaction Networks Elling W. Jacobsen KTH, Sverige
    16:10 Feedback Generated High Temperature Zones In  Elling W. Jacobsen KTH, Sverige
    Fixed Bed Reactors Marek Berezowski Crakow University of Technology, Polen
    16:30 Stabilization Of Desired Flow Regimes In  Espen Storkaas NTNU, Norge
    Two-Phase Pipelines Sigurd Skogestad NTNU, Norge
    16:50 Control Of Positive Systems - Applied To Lars Imsland NTNU, Norge
    Stabilization Of Gas-Lifted Wells Bjarne A. Foss NTNU, Norge
    Gisle Otto Eikrem NTNU, Norge
    17:10 Discussion
    17:30 - 18:30 NPC Work Group
    20:00 Dinner 
    Friday January 10th
    09:00 - 10:50 Session 4: Model Based Control
    09:00 MIMO Uncertainty Estimation Based On  Kurt-Erik Häggblom Åbo Akademi, Finland
    Multimodel Output Matching
    09:20 Neural Network Approximation Of A Nonlinear Bernt M. Åkesson Åbo Akademi, Finland
    Model Predictive Controlller Applied To A Hannu T. Toivonen Åbo Akademi, Finland
    pH Neutralization Process Jonas B. Waller Åbo Akademi, Finland
    Rasmus H. Nystrom Åbo Akademi, Finland
    09:40 Use of MPC in Statoil Stig Strand Statoil, Norge
    10:00 Output Feedback Nonlinear  Lars Imsland NTNU, Norge
    Model Predictive Control Rolf Findeisen University of Stuttgart, Tyskland
    Frank Allgower University of Stuttgart, Tyskland
    Bjarne A. Foss NTNU, Norge
    10:20 The Computational Principles For  John Bagterp 2-control ApS, Danmark
    Model Predictive Control
    10:40 Discussion
    10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break
    11:10 -12:15 Session 5: Industrial applications
    11:10 Adaptive Model Based Control Of Product Kjetil Fjalestad Norsk Hydro ASA/HiT, Norge
    11:30 A Model For Predicting Rate-Dependent Gas-Oil Are Mjaavatten Norsk Hydro ASA, Norge
    Ratio From Horizontal Wells In High-Permeability Robert Aasheim Norsk Hydro ASA, Norge
    11:50 Intelligent Oil Wells Ivar Halvorsen Sintef, Norway
    12:10 Discussion
    12:20 - 13:20 Lunch
    13:20 - 14:30 Session 6: Applications
    13:20 Modeling, Identification And Multivariable  Jari Boling Åbo Akademi, Finland
    Control Of Wood Grinding Tom Forsman Tom Forsman Consulting Ltd.
    Bruno Lonnberg Åbo Akademi, Finland
    13:40 Control Of Waste Incinerators   Petter Lundstrøm Energos ASA, Norge
    14:00 Mechanistic Modeling And Nonlinear Control  Marta Duenas Diez HiT, Norge
    Of Particulate Processes Bernt Lie HiT, Norge
    14:20 Discussion
    14:30 - 14:50 Coffee Break
    14:50 - 16:00 Session 7: Applications
    14:50 Modelling and Simulation of  Geir Stian Landsverk NTNU, Norge
    a Polyester Process
    15:10 Actuator Structure And Optimal Operating Hong Wen Li DTU, Danmark
    Region Of An Energy Integrated Distillation Carsten Aarosiin Hansen DTU, Danmark
    Rafiqul Gani DTU, Danmark
    Sten Bay Jørgensen DTU, Danmark
    15:30 Control And Operation Of  Integrated  Hilde Engelien NTNU, Norge
    Multieffect Distillation Columns Sigurd Skogestad NTNU, Norge
    15:50 Discussion
    16:00 - 16:10 End of Contributed Sessions and Closing Remarks
    Saturday January 11th - Workshop: Optimisation based control including MPC
    09:00 - 10:30 MPC and on-line optimisation based  Tor S. Schei Cybernetica AS, Norge
    on first-principles models
    10:30-10:45 Coffee break
    10:45-12:15 Explicit model predictive control Tor A. Johansen NTNU, Norge
    Petter Tøndel NTNU, Norge
    12:15-12:30 Discussion
    12:30-13:00 Lunch

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