Call for participation

The South African Council for Automation and Control (SACAC) invites you to participate in a Control Systems Open Day to be held at the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering of the North-West University in Potchefstroom on 28 October 2016. This one-day event showcases control related research undertaken at universities across South Africa, giving 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.

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The topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Automatic process control
  • Nonlinear system identification
  • Computational intelligence in control
  • Fault detection
  • Diagnosis and process monitoring
  • Control theory
  • Linear control and nonlinear control
  • Process monitoring, simulation and optimisation
  • Adaptive control
  • Predictive control
  • Fuzzy control
  • Control using neural networks
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Reconfigurable control systems
  • Stochastic control
  • Robust control
  • Variable structure control
  • Virtual reality in control
  • Robotics
  • Control education
  • Discrete events and hybrid systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Bio-engineering
  • Environmental systems
  • Vehicle and transportation systems
  • Power systems applications

Extended abstract submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit 1-2 page extended abstracts in the area of Automation and Control for presentation at the open day. Accepted abstracts will appear as pre-prints without copyright so that the material may be submitted elsewhere. All submissions must be in PDF format and prepared using the IFAC style guide, (

Important dates

Extended abstract submission: 9 September 2016

Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2016

Registration deadline: 21 October 2016


North-West University, Faculty of Engineering,

18 Calderbank Ave, Potchefstroom, 2520

(GPS -26.679255, 27.094418).

Enquiries & contact information

Kenny Uren
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Phone: (018) 299 1236

Please contact SACAC for more information

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