13th UKACC International Conference on Control

The 13th UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2020) will be held from 6-8 July 2020 in Plymouth, UK.

CONTROL 2020 will focus in core areas of control systems and how it applies to the real world. It will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring the interactions as well practical aspects of control systems engineering.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Due:          1 March 2020
Acceptance Notification:        31 March 2020
Camera Ready Submission:   15 April 2020

Click here for paper submission through PaperPlaza 
Click here for conference Website 

PhD Showcase Winners 2019

Congratulations to Alison Ponche and Raheeg Alamin for the best and runner up poster and Huaya Duan and Suleiman Kurawa for the best and runner up presentation, respectively, at the UKACC PhD Showcase which took place at Advances in Process Automation and Control 2019 in Manchester.

The presenters and judging panel. Well done all!
18 November 2019

PhD Showcase 2017 Winners

 Presentation: Winner

Omar Faqir, Imperial College London
Optimal energy-efficient control in UAV based communication networks

Presentation: Runner-Up

John Martin, University of Oxford
Modelling of overhead power lines for trains

Poster: Winner

Thomas Burrell, University of Lancaster
Cooperative Robotics: Nuclear decommissioning with drone and manipulator

Poster: Runner-up

Yunpeng Zhu, University of Sheffield
Nonlinear damping based semi-active building isolation system – an experimental study

UKACC Day, 12 June 2017

The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham

This year, UKACC Day will take place on the first day of the Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017 Conference, 12-14 June 2017.

  • 13.00: Lunch, exhibition and PhD Showcase poster session.
  • 14.00: UKACC/IChemE Lecture, given by Professor Tony Pipe, University of West England and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. He will cover new developments, related to control and autonomous systems and their application to self-driving cars.
  • 15.00: Session on “Latest developments in process control and automation”.
  • 16.45: PhD Showcase presentations.
  • 18.00: Drinks reception and PhD Showcase poster session.

Register for UKACC Day. Deadline: 26 May, 2017.

Details for Entering PhD Showcase. Deadline: 26 May, 2017.


Best Presentation Prize Awarded at 2016 PhD Showcase

Group 2016

There was a total of 18 entries from 9 universities for the 2016 PhD Showcase, which was held on 17 May 2016.

Ross Drummond

The winner of the overall prize went to Ross Drummond, University of Oxford, for his presentation entitled ‘Supercapacitor design using systems theory’.

Two runner-up prizes were also awarded:

Thomas Levermore
Thomas Levermore, Kingston University, for ‘Vehicle Speed Optimisation with Dynamic Programming’.

Nabilah Farhat
Nabilah Farhat, Loughborough University, for ‘Vehicle-based switching’.

UKACC Day, 17 May 2016

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, London SW1 9JJ

  • 10.30: UKACC Executive Committee Meeting.
  • 13.00: Lunch.
  • 14.00: PhD Presentation Showcase.
  • 17.30: Lecture Registration and Refreshments
  • 18.00: UKACC/IMechE Lecture, given by Professor Henk Nijmeier, Eindhoven University of Technology. This lecture will cover new developments in control systems and robotics, in particular cooperative robotic systems and the synchronisation of these robots to complete tasks. You must register for this free lecture using this registration form.
  • 19:30: Q&A Session, Networking Opportunities & Lecture Close

Please let conferences@instmc.org know if you are coming to the lunch or PhD Presentation Showcase if you are not a committee member or presenting on the day.

Further details: UKACC Day 2016 flyer

PhD Presentation Showcase:  Please see the presenter instructions. Deadline for submission of your presentation is Friday, 13 May. Click here to see the previous set of presentations.

Best Presentation Prize Awarded at 2015 PhD Showcase

There was a total of 25 entries from 15 universities for the PhD Showcase, which was held on 24 November 2015. Click here to see the programme and presentations.

Rucha Sawlekar
The winner of the prize, awarded for quality of presentation, content and delivery, went to Rucha Sawlekar, University of Warwick, for her presentation entitled ‘Implementing Nonlinear Systems Using Nucleic Acids’.

Two runner-up prizes were also awarded:
Cyrus Mostajeran
Theory: Cyrus Mostajeran, University of Cambridge, ‘Invariant Differential Analysis’.

Bulat Khusainov
Application: Bulat Khusainov, Imperial College London, ‘Optimal Co-design of FPGA Implementations for MPC’.