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International Society for Industrial Process Tomography

ISIPT - Imperial College London

Workshop: IPT Data for Process Control

Call for Participants: Details and Registration

19-20 April 2017: Imperial College, London, UK

Industrial Process Tomography provides rich real-time data that offers the potential to enhance control in many industrial processes, addressing major global needs. Join this Workshop to explore new advances that promise major new IPT applications and find collaborators to participate in this exciting new development. The sandpit workshop aims to define and address challenges in direct use of IPT data in the on-line, real-time control of complex industrial processes. Attendees are invited to identify major challenges and explore approaches to solutions and applications.

Who should attend: Researchers and industrialists interested in creating new opportunities to exploit rich IPT data in process control systems to optimise their performance.

Host: Professor Jonathan Love has a wealth of experience in Process Automation. He is Principal Consultant to BP, author of the acclaimed Process Automation Handbook: A Guide to Theory and Practice (ISBN 978-1846282812), and a contributor to the MSc in Process Automation, Instrumentation and Control (PAIC) programme at Imperial College.

Outline programme:

Day 109:00-10:00Registration with drinks.

 10:00-13:00Foundations: Jonathan Love (IC): Overview of Model Predictive Control (MPC), Sean Goodhard (BP): Opportunities for MPC: a user’s perspective. Geoff Lewis (Schneider): Current Generation MPC technology.

 LunchExplore approaches to solutions

 14:00-17:30Plenary facilitation introduction; break-out group sessions (with drinks)

 Evening*Group dinner at nearby restaurant ('set menu' choices - with cash bar)

Day 2

 09:00-13:00Integration facilitation; developments and trials (with drinks)

 LunchCollaboration opportunities

 14:00Close of meeting.

Fee: £125 for ISIPT members to cover costs of refreshments and lunches, administration costs and room hire. (*Excludes costs of the Group dinner, to be confirmed when numbers are finalised). If you are not an ISIPT member please join (free) at

Registration: Please register, note any special dietary needs, and pay the fee using a UK, or Non-UK Debit/Credit card, at the Imperial College secure link (a receipt will provided in your delegate pack)

Please email with a very brief overview of your interests (one or two sentences) and your organisation (unless you have already done so). We will use these in managing sessions and circulate summary details to all attendees to facilitate post-event collaboration. We will limit attendance to 30 to encourage strong interaction.

Venue: Department of Chemical Engineering at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ, UK. This is a short walk (300m) from South Kensington Underground/Tube (metro) station, with access to Circle, Piccadilly and District lines, giving easy access from hotels and accommodation in other parts of the city.

Tourism Opportunities: The venue is next to the London Science Museum, close to the Natural History and Victoria & Albert Museums, and 200m from Kensington Gardens. (State Museums in Britain are generally FREE, although donations are welcome). London has countless opportunities for tourism, detailed in many websites, e.g.; and below (clockwise from top left): (1) British Museum (Free) works of man from prehistoric to modern times; highlights include Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and ancient Egyptian mummies; (2), National Gallery (Free) in Trafalgar Square features 13-19C Western European art, e.g. Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs; (3) Tate Modern (Free) Britain's national museum of contemporary art, e.g. Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois, housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the Thames; (4) London Eye (Not free), gives spectacular views over 30 mins from one of its 32 capsules; (5) Covent Garden market - fashionable shopping and restaurant area; (6) Tower Bridge, (Not Free for tour of mechanism and high walkway tour) London’s iconic open-able river crossing built in 1890.

ISIPT - Imperial College London