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

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’.

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’.

IEEE/InstMC Automotive Mechatronics Workshop

Cranfield, Fri 28 November 2014

Presentations on topics of interest to automotive engineers: mechatronic components, advanced control techniques, automotive control applications and software implementations. This will be followed in the evening by a guest lecture.  You can find out more at http://ieee-ukandireland.org/control_systems_chapter?postTabs=3.

If you wish to attend, please email Daniel Auger d.j.auger@ieee.org.

Best Presentation Prize Awarded at PhD Showcase

The winner of the prize, awarded for quality of presentation, content, and delivery, went to Sandira Gayadeen, University of Oxford, for her presentation entitled ‘Synchrotron Electron Beam Control’.  The judges felt that this was a great piece of research clearly explained in the 4 minutes allowed. She beat off stiff competition from 26 other presenters representing 11 Universities.

Three runners-up, highly commended for their presentations were

Kaoru Yamamoto,University of Cambridge: Bounded Disturbance Amplification in Mass Chains

Can Du, University of Bath: Variable Supply Pressure Electro-hydraulic System for Efficient Multi-axis Motion Control

James Trollope, Coventry University: Ethical pre-emptive decision making algorithm inspired by altruism for controlled energy absorption

Programme and presentations can be found under the ‘Events’ menu.

Best Presentation Prize awarded at PhD Showcase, 31st October

The winner of the prize, awarded for clarity of presentation content, and delivery, went to Chris Lusty from the University of Bath, presenting his PhD topic ‘Novel Topologies for Active Vibration Management in Flexible Rotors’. The judges felt he was the most successful at conveying his message in the 4 minutes allowed. He beat off stiff competition from 24 other presenters representing 10 Universities.

Three runners-up, highly commended for their presentations were
· Samuel Bemment (Loughborough, ‘REPOINT Phase 2’),
· Sam Jimenez (Bath, ‘Rotor-mounted sensing and actuation for Smart Rotating Machines’),
· Nick Wright (Loughborough, ‘Condition monitoring for a neutral beam heating system’).

Chris Lusty (left) receiving his award from UKACC Chairman, Andrew Plummer