The South African Council for Automation and Control will be hosting a one-day event showcasing control related research undertaken at universities across South Africa.
The aim of this event is to afford postgraduate students, researchers and industry experts working in the field of automation and control the opportunity to engage with
each other and share their research work. The hope is that this event will be a forum for open discussion, critique and advice.

More information on this event

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This event is not only intended for researchers who wish to showcase their research, but also for industry members seeking opportunities to become involved in research
groups at universities.

PROGRAMME

08:30

09:00

09:10

09:20

09:30

09:40

09:50

10:00

10:20

10:40

11:00

11:20

11:40

12:00

12:20

12:40

13:00

13:20

13:40

13:45

Arrival and Registration

Welcome

Prof Tobi Louw Stellenbosch University

Dr Syanmala Krishnanair, University of Zululand

Dr Derik Le Roux University of Pretoria Electrical Engineering

Prof Kevin Brooks University of the Witwatersrand DANCE Unit

Prof Phillip de Vaal, University of Pretoria, Chemical Engineering

Tea Break

Danie Wepener (UP) Extremum Seeking Control of a Flotation Circuit

Claire Lowry (UP) Detection and reduction of medium losses in a dense medium separation circuit

Edward Bras (SU) Reinforcement Learning-Based Controller Design & Ball Mill Grinding Circuit Control

Trishkaya Harisunker (Wits) Flotation Modelling for Model Predictive Control

Davies Agommuoh (Wits) Implementation of data-driven models for the forecasting of steam demand in a pulp mill

Tea Break

Minet Uys (UP) Plantwide control of an acid plant

Cameron Bolt (UP) Coffee Roaster Modelling

Charl van de Merwe (UP) Model-based estimation of locomotive slip

Kgololosego Kototsi (UP) Modelling & control of an industrial air separation unit

Concluding Remarks

Finger lunch and depart

HOW TO REGISTER

Please email your details to Antony Higginson by
12 November 2021
Email: antony.higginson@wits.ac.za
(This event is free of charge)
This event may either be attended in person at Wits University or virtually. Please indicate on your response whether you will be joining physically or virtually.

ENQUIRIES & INFORMATION

Antony Higginson
School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
University of the Witwatersrand
Email: antony.higginson@wits.ac.za
Website: www.sacac.org.za

VENUE

Wits Club
West campus
University of the Witwatersrand
1 Yale road
Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Directions from M1 highway
• From North take Empire road exit, turn right onto
Empire road, and left into Yale road
• From South take Empire road exit, take right fork
and turn right onto Yale road.
• After passing into Wits Campus turn right through
tunnel under the highway
• Turn right and follow road to Wits club, parking is
available near the alumni office.

DOWNLOAD

Download the SACAC Flyer here: Invite to SACAC Control systems day 18 Nov 2021