The Advanced Control Technology Club 
ACT Club Steering Committee Meeting No. 22

To be held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 23 May 2001

This meeting is open to Steering Group Members and other invited ACT Club members only.

NOTE: This meeting has since been held.


The ACT Club Steering Committee meeting will start at 2pm and finish at 5pm. An evening dinner has been arranged for those Steering Group members staying on for the ACT Club Plenary meeting on Intelligent Control, being held on the following day.

The steering committee is of course responsible for ensuring the ACT Club fulfils the general needs of its members. For this particular Steering Committee we are inviting one delegate from companies not normally represented on the Committee to attend. It will be a valuable opportunity to contribute to our future plans.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1.  Chairman's Opening Address
2.   Apologies for Absence
3.   Approval of Minutes of Meeting No. 21
4.   Actions from Steering Group Meeting Minutes No. 21
5.   Report of Progress since last Steering Group Meeting
         Current and future work programme and deliverables
         Training courses, meetings and consultancy
         Special Interest Group Initiatives:
         Marine (Reza Katebi)
         Power and Energy (Andrzej Ordys)
         Metal Processing (Mike Grimble)
         Aerospace & Defence
         New ACT Club members and possible future members
         ACT Club Finance Sheet
6.   Initiatives for Expansion of ACT Club
         London sub-centre (Ron Leigh)
         ACT Club Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing Systems (Alan Mason)
         European and USA initiatives
7.   Election of new Steering Group Chairman
8.   Any Other Business
9.   Date of next Steering Group Meeting

6pm-8pm    Dinner

Additional Information:

The meeting is being held in the Conference Room of the Industrial Control Centre, 7th Floor, Graham Hills Building, Strathclyde University.

Travelling to Industrial Control Centre, University of Strathclyde:

The Industrial Control Centre is located on the 7th floor of the Graham Hills Building (50 George Street) within the John Anderson campus of Strathclyde University. This in the heart of Glasgow City Centre and the excellent road, rail and air links make ICC very easy to reach.

Please refer to the following map.


From the North: via A82 and M8. Exit junction 15.
From the South: via M6/M74 and M8. Exit junction 15.
From the East or West: via M8. Exit junction 15.

Car Parking: With Strathclyde University being centrally located on-street car parking is at a premium. Many pay and display car parks are situated nearby and the one adjoining High Street railway station is recommended.


Glasgow has two main-line stations which serve all of the UK. Trains from the South and West arrive at Glasgow Central Station and trains from the North and East arrive at Queen Street Station.


Buchanan Street Bus Station is Glasgow's main bus station and serves all of the UK. All the main bus operators including Scottish Citylink and National Express operate via Buchanan Street Bus Station and there are up to four services/hour to Edinburgh and six services/day to London.


Strathclyde University is less than 25 minutes drive from Glasgow International Airport. Taxis are available or an airport bus regularly runs to and from Buchanan Street Bus Station.

Nearby Hotels

Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Strathclyde University, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU, Tel: 0141 553 6000
B&B 39.00

Travel Inn Metro, Montrose House, 187 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YN, Tel: 0141 553 2700
Room only: 44.95, Breakfast: 3.75-5.75

Forte Crest Glasgow, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7EN, Tel: 0870 400 9032
Room Only: 79.00, Scottish breakfast: 10.95

Stakis Ingram Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DQ, Tel: 0141 248 4401
Room only: 87.50, Full breakfast: 7.50-9.50

Holiday Inn, West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1, Tel: 0141 332 0110
Room only: 89.00, Breakfast: 9.95

Copthorne Hotel, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DS, Tel: 0141 332 6711
Room only: 135.00, Scottish breakfast: 11.50

Moat House Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT, Tel: 0141 306 9988
Room only: 135.00, Breakfast: 11.50

Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3, Tel: 0141 226 5577
Room only: 155.00

The above prices are inclusive of VAT and are given purely as a guide.