Advanced Computing for Control and Performance Optimization: Algorithms and Applications

EU-SEA Workshop

March 09 - 10, 2015


General Information

Motivation of the workshop: The recent advances in computer hardware and in particular in algorithms for dynamic optimization have created the opportunity to use optimization methods online for high performance control and real-time performance optimization. Domains of application range from chemical and biochemical production plants to mechatronical systems, in particular prostheses. The integration of advanced computing into the control of physical systems creates cyber-physical systems in which the performance of the overall system depends not only on its physical design but strongly on the computer hard- and software. Advanced control is a major contributor to the saving of energy and resources in industrial production and to increased performance of many devices for the human user. The goal of the workshop is to present and discuss the state of the art in algorithms, problem formulations and applications for advanced control and real-time performance optimization. The speakers will come from leading academic institutions in Europe and in South East Asia. A significant industrial participation is targeted, stimulated by a discussion sessions with invited industrial speakers. Participants will obtain first-hand information about the latest research in dynamic optimization and advanced control in Europe, including industrial applications. The academic participants from Europe and SEA will learn about current problems in industry in Europe and SEA, and potential bottlenecks for the application of advanced optimization-based methods.

Contribution to the reinforcement of EU-SEA ICT collaboration: The workshop will create a basis for further collaborations in cyber-physical systems, industrial automation and advanced computing as participants from SEA countries and from Europe learn about the current research and development work, get to know each other and develop a joint understanding for the needs of industry, especially under SEA's economical and structural conditions. It is expected to stimulate research and development collaborations with industrial and academic partners, including joint project proposals, and other follow up activities.

Expected number of partipants: 30-40 (5-7 from Europe and 25-30 from South East Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore...)


  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engell, Chair for Process Dynamics and Operations, Technical University Dortmund, Germany (Recipient of ERC Advanced Investigator Grant)
  • Dr. Pheakdey NGUONPHAN, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia
  • Dr. Tran Van Hoai, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam
  • Dr. Stefan Körkel, Head of BASF Junior Research Group Optimum Experimental Design, Private Public Partnership of the BASF Company and Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Georg Bock, Director, IWR – Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg University, Germany (Recipient of ERC Advanced Investigator Grant)

  • Professor Dr. Paisan Kittisupakorn, Head of Research Group on Control and Systems Engineering (CASE), Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand