Linear and Nonlinear Predictive Control

21st & 22nd Nov 2017

ISC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for this course. We are offering an "Early Bird Discount" if registration is received 2 weeks before the course start date (see online registration form). Employees of ACTC member companies are entitled to two places free of charge. Note that all courses offered can also be provided at your company premises through special arrangements, please contact us for more information.

Registration is required. Please ensure the payment details section of the form is completed.


This course provides a brief overview of various popular techniques for nonlinear control systems design. It will also introduce a new family of nonlinear industrial controllers referred to as Nonlinear Generalised Minimum Variance (NGMV). The new NGMV controllers are simple to drive theoretically and easy to implement. The wider family of controllers contains versions that in the limiting case of linear systems revert to well-known generalised minimum variance, Linear Quadratic Gaussian, and Generalised Predictive Controllers.

Additional Information
Event Venue

Glasgow City Centre


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Day 1: Optimal and MPC for Linear and Nonlinear Systems
08.45 Registration
09.00 Introduction to Predictive Control Main Principles and Concepts
10.15 Linear Optimal Model Predictive Control
11.15 Hands-On Session: Linear Predictive Control – MPC example
12.00 LUNCH
13.00 Practical Aspects of Linear MPC Design and Implementation
14.00 Hands-On Session: Designing Model Predictive Controls and Tuning
15.00 Nonlinear System Modelling and Estimation for Predictive Control
16.00 Hands-On Session: Nonlinear System Modeling
17.00 CLOSE
Day 2: Nonlinear Predictive Control Systems Design and Implementation
09.00 Introduction to the Predictive Control of Nonlinear Systems
10.15 Predictive Control of Nonlinear Systems
11.15 Hands-On Session: Advanced Nonlinear Control Design
12.15 LUNCH
13.15 MPC Design Methods and Application Examples
14.30 Application Example: Supervisory Multiple-Model Approach to Lambda and Torque Control
15.15 Emerging Trends in Nonlinear Predictive Control
17.00 CLOSE