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Tue, 6 Mar 2007 11:18:52 -0500
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INDUSTRIAL SHORT COURSE:

12th offering of  
MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL & REAL-TIME OPTIMIZATION

June 4-7, 2007

Location:
Travelodge Hotel
Burlington on the Lake
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Lecturers:
Thomas E. Marlin and Christopher L.E. Swartz

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to MPC and RTO technologies, as well as optimization techniques on which they draw.  The course provides skills and knowledge for formulating models, selecting solution methods and software, and analyzing and implementing results.  Key principles will be explored both through examples and hands-on computer workshops.

Topics include:

* RTO and MPC in Process Operations
* Linear Programming
* Internal Model Control
* Continuous- and Discrete-Time Models
* MPC- Basic Formulation
* MPC Variants and Caveats
* Nonlinear Programming
* Dynamic Optimization
* Nonlinear MPC
* Real-Time Issues - RTO Design
* Real-Time Issues - RTO Implementation
* Updating - Fitting Models to Plant Data
* Key Factors for Success (or Failure)
* Estimating Benefits for RTO - Building the Business Case

For detailed brochure and registration contact:
Dr. Chris Swartz
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Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27945


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