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Joint ACTC /  National Instruments Workshop

"New Developments in Real Time Control for Automotive Systems"

The Marriott Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI, USA. 7th February 2005



This meeting is free of charge to employees of ACTC member companies and speakers. Other delegates are required to pay a nominal fee to help defray our costs (see below for details). Registration is required and can be made using the on-line form below. Please ensure the payment details section of the form is completed. Alternatively, a printable agenda/registration form is available here.

NOTE: This meeting has since been held. Some of the presentations may be available on-line (to ACTC members only) from our Download Centre, or simply by clicking on the appropriate link in the agenda below.

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Meeting Description and Agenda

The workshop is jointly organised by National Instruments and the Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC) which is an international training and technology transfer body that includes 40 of the leading automotive, aerospace, and embedded control tools suppliers.

This wide ranging one-day workshop has a number of objectives. It aims to introduce some of the new methods and technologies for automotive control systems and to describe recent advances in integrated design, simulation and real-time control tools. This initial meeting in particular will launch the ACTC as a vendor-neutral forum for identifying common needs and solutions among the automotive embedded control community.


The agenda for the meeting is as follows: NEW!! You can now see abstracts for presentations (where available), simply point your mouse at the "Abstract" link.


8.30 Registration and Coffee
9.00 Introduction to the Workshop and to the ACTC Technology Transfer Activities, Professor Mike Grimble (ACTC)
9.30 A Ford Perspective of Real-Time and Advanced Control, Jeff Cook (Ford)
10.00 Coffee / Tea
10.15 Overview of National Instruments integrated design, simulation and real time control tools for the Automotive Industry, Kim Lankford (NI)
11.00 [Abstract] Virtual Design Concepts for Embedded Engine Control Applications, Dr. Raymond Turin (SimuQuest Inc.)
11.45 Fuel Cell Control for Automotive Applications : Computational and Real-Time Perspectives, Ardalan Vahidi (University of Michigan)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 NI New Control and Simulation Toolbox for Integrated Solutions, Kim Lankford (NI)
14.15 Optimal Control of a TIVCT Engine using Labview 7.1, Arek Dutka (ACTC)
14.45 Coffee / Tea
15.00 New Developments in Advanced Control for Automotive Systems, Professor Mike J Grimble (University of Strathclyde)
15.45 Round Table chaired by Jeff Cook (Ford). Organization of the ACTC community and future meeting agenda items. Possible commonality and combination of ACTC Automotive and Aerospace groups.
16.30 Closing Remarks on behalf of NI - ACTC


On-line Registration Form

On-line registration is closed for this event.

Lesley Breen
The Applied Control Technology Consortium
Industrial Systems and Control Ltd.
50 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1QE
Scotland, UK
Tel.: (+44) 0141 553 1111
Fax.: (+44) 0141 553 1232
Email: actc@isc-ltd.com