----------------------------------------------------------- Process Systems Engineering (PSE) Book Series, Wiley-VCH Edited by Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos, Michael C. Georgiadis and Vivek Dua Process Systems Engineering offers an integrated and interdisciplinary approach towards the development of methodologies and tools for modeling, design, control and optimization of enterprise-wide, process, maufacturing, energy and other such complex systems. A key theme is the systematic management of complexity in systems involving uncertainty across different time and length scales. To address this formidable challenge, the multi-disciplinary expertise of mechanical, control, chemical, molecular and biological engineers, operations researchers, mathematical programming specialists and computer scientists is required. Process Systems Engineering <http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/books/bySubjectEE00/bySubSubjectEE30/3-527-31691-4/?sID=d05b> Volume 1: Multi-Parametric Programming - Theory, Algorithms, and Applications Volume Editors: Pistikopoulos, Georgiadis, Dua ISBN: 978-3-527-31691-5 This Volume presents an in depth account of recent novel theoretical and algorithmic developments for different types of multiparametric programming problems, as well as describes a number of versatile engineering applications in areas such as design and optimization under uncertainty, energy and environmental analysis, multi-criteria optimization and model-based control (which is the subject of Volume 2 of this series). Multiparametric programming provides optimization based tools to systematically analyze the effect of uncertainty and variability in mathematical progrgamming problems, which involve a linear, nonlinear or mixed continuous and integer mathematical model, an objective function, a set of constraints, and in which a number of parameters in the model vary between lower and upper bounds. The aim is to obtain explicit analytical, exact or approximate, expressions of the objective function and the optimization variables as a function of these parameters, and the regions in the space of the parameters where these optimal expressions are valid. Part I - Theory and algorithms * Multiparametric Linear and Quadratic Programming * Multiparametric Nonlinear Programming * Multiparametric Mixed-Integer Linear Programming * Multiparametric Mixed-Integer Quadratic and Nonlinear Programming * Parametric Global Optimization * Bilevel and Multilevel Programming * Dynamic Programming Part II - Applications * Flexibility Analysis via Parametric Programming * Planning and Material Design under Uncertainty * Multiobjective Energy and Environmental Analysis Process Systems Engineering <http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/dt/books/newTitles200702/3-527-31692-2/?sID=cbf2> Volume 2: Multi-Parametric Model-Based Control - Theory and Applications Volume Editors: Pistikopoulos, Georgiadis, Dua ISBN: 978-3-527-31692-2 This Volume presents recent exciting developments for the solution of model-based predictive control problems by multiparametric programming algorithms and tools, described in Volume 1 of this series. Model-based predictive control (MPC) is the advanced control technology of choice in process systems engineering applications, for on-line control and real-time optimization. It relies on the computation of the optimal control input actions by repeatedly solving on-line and open or closed loop optimal control problems at the time instant when a state measurement or estimation becomes available. However, the capabilities of this technology are restricted mainly by the often extensive and computationally demanding on-line calculations, which make MPC mostly suitable for large-scale, expensive and slowly varying systems. This book describes in detail how these shortcomings can be effectively overcome by employing the novel multiparametric programming theory and algorithms of Volume 1, for a wide range of MPC problems, including hybrid and robust control. Part I - Theory * Linear Model Predictive Control via Multiparametric Programming * Hybrid Parametric Model-based Control * Robust Parametric Model-based Control * Parametric Dynamic Optimization * Continuous-time Parametric Model-based Control Part II - Applications * Integration of Design and Control * Model-based Control of Blood Glucose for Type 1 Diabetes * Control of Anesthesia * Model-based Control of Pilot Plant Reactor * MPC on a Chip ----------------------------------------------------- ******************************************************** Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos, PhD CEng FIChemE Director Centre for Process Systems Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College London Roderic Hill Building South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ,UK tel - +44-20-75946620 (direct) +44-20-75946627 (PA, Ms. Monica Nestor, [log in to unmask]) mob - +44-7803-205551 fax - + 44-20-75941129 / +44-20-75946606 email: [log in to unmask] http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/e.pistikopoulos http://www.cpse.ic.ac.uk/about/staff_detail1.php?recordID=enp ----------------------------------------------------------- Process Systems Engineering <http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/books/bySubjectEE00/bySubSubjectEE30/3-527-31691-4/?sID=d05b> Volume 1: Multi-Parametric Programming Process Systems Engineering <http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/dt/books/newTitles200702/3-527-31692-2/?sID=cbf2> Volume 2: Multi-Parametric Model-Based Control ********************************************************