The workshop will be hands-on with participants developing their own models and control solutions. Participants must bring their own laptops, but will be provided with the necessary software.

On day one local industry and academic experts will introduce popular modern data analytics methods. Participants will then use these methods to infer a key performance measure of a simulated milling circuit.

On day two participants will be introduced to model predictive control (MPC). They will use their inferred performance measure to implement an MPC controller to stabilize and (or) optimize the milling circuit.

The workshop will be arranged such that participants can attend only day 1 or day2.

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26 – 27 August 2019


SACAC member one day of workshop – R2400
SACAC member both days of workshop – R4200
non SACAC member one day of workshop – R3000
non SACAC member both days of workshop – R5000
Student one day of workshop – R2200
Student both days of workshop – R3500


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