Conference proceedings will appear in IFAC-PapersOnline, indexed in WoS and Scopus.

The 2018 IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 9-11, 2018.

Holiday Inn Gent Expo offers a top level meeting venue, providing a restaurant and a bar, a fitness centre and free wired and wireless internet throughout the hotel. Bicycle rental services are available. At 100 m from Holiday Inn Gent Expo you'll find a tram stop which offers access to the historical centre of Ghent every 10 minutes and Ghent Sint-Pieters Station. The hotel is easily accessible by car via E40, E17 and A17 Motorways. Parking at a reduced rate is possible or free parking at IKEA.

Call for Papers in pdf form can be downloaded here: Call for Papers - PDF version

This edition will feature a special parallel track on Control Education (click here )
Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controllers are undoubtedly the most employed controllers in industry. The PID 2018 is the sequel of PID 2000 in Terassa, Spain and PID 2012 (PID12) in Brescia, Italy. These last two meetings proved to be great successes and have given a significant impulse in research direction of PID controllers, as seen in the last decade in literature reports. The PID 2018 conference is a timely and necessary event fueled by the challenges and perspectives of Industry 4.0 context and the renewed role of the PID controller in this new environment. In addition to provide the current state-of-art in the field, the meeting aims at providing a perspective of the future requirements for PID controllers within Industry 4.0.

not limited to
PID tuning and automatic tuning methodologies
PID-based control structures
Applications of PID control
Industrial products for PID control design
Adaptive and robust PID control
Multivariable PID control
Identification methods for PID control design
Stabilising PID parameters
Event-based PID control
Fractional-order PID controllers
PID control performance assessment CACSD tools for PID control design
Control education
Fault detection techniques for PID control
Nonlinear PID control
Simple alternatives to PID controllers

During the conference three challenging competitions are featured.

1. The PID 2018 conference will feature a benchmark process challenge. The results will be presented in a special session during the conference.
Full information is available here BENCHMARK

2. A PID tuning competition open to all IFAC participants will be organized by the company Yazzoom. Contestants will have to find the optimal parameters for a specific process, using PID tuning simulator training software Simcet. The award will consist of a prize and a diploma.

3. The PID 2018 conference will encourage (under)graduate students to participate in a challenging cobot competition. For this, the students need to program 2 universal robots (UR5 cobots) to execute the task of a bartender (see movie below). The competition will be organized by Cosmin Copot (University of Antwerp) in collaboration with sponsoring members/companies.

The award will be presented at the 'Closing Reception' on Friday 11 May 2018. The award will consist of a monetary prize and a diploma.


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