Control Fundamentals and Latest Developments in Automotive Control
31st March - 1st April 2008, The Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Dearborn, USA

This meeting has since been held. (Register your interest for the next automotive control event here.)


This workshop is jointly organised by National Instruments and the ACTC which is an international training and technology transfer body that includes a number of the leading automotive, aerospace, and embedded control tools suppliers.

The first day of the workshop is intended to be a tutorial introduction of system identification techniques and model-based predictive control.

The second day focuses upon new developments in automotive propulsion technologies. There should be ample time for questions and discussion and the delegates will receive copies of all of the notes presented.

There is no charge for up to two delegates from companies being members of the ACTC. Since the number of free places is limited, these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Day 1: System Identification and Predictive Control
09.00 Registration
09.15 Linear System Identification methods
10.15 Hands-On: Linear System Identification
11.15 Tea/Coffee
11.30 Non-Linear System Identification methods
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Hands-On: Non-Linear System Identification
14.45 Predictive Control
15.45 Tea/Coffee
16.00 Hands-On: Predictive Control
17:00 Close
Day 2: Latest Developments in Automotive Control
09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome and Introduction to the workshop Prof. Mike Grimble, Uni. of Strathclyde
09:45 National Instruments perspective on HCCI/Hybrid NI
10:30 Configuration, Sizing and Control of Power-Split Hybrid Vehicles Prof. Huei PENG, Uni. of Michigan
11:15 Tea/Coffee
11:30 The HCCI and Modern Diesel Engine Transient Control Challenge Prof. Zoran Filipi, Uni. of Michigan
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Advanced Physical Modeling Techniques for Automotive Applications (Hybrid-Electric) Paul Goossens, Maplesoft
14:15 A controllable membrane based gas humidifier for active fuel cell water management Denise McKay, Uni. of Michigan
15:00 Tea/Coffee
15:15 Issues with Silicon Implementation of HCCI and Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Control John Cotner, Freescale Semiconductor
16:00 Power Split Hybrid Powertrain System Operation and Modeling Ming Kuang, Ford Motor Company
16:45 Concluding remarks and summary of the day Prof. Jeff Cook, Uni. of Michigan
17.00 Close