The 2018 IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 9-11, at the Het Pand Convent and Meeting Centre in the heart of Ghent, Belgium - unanimously declared as the most pleasant city of Belgium. The conference venue is near cultural heritage places, historical monuments, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, just a walk to all of Ghent's known sights. Its traffic-free center is known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle and the Graslei, a row of guildhalls beside the Leie river harbor.

Call for Papers in pdf form can be downloaded here: Call for Papers - PDF version

This edition will feature a special parallel track on Control Education with focus on Internet Based Control Education (click here )

Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controllers are undoubtedly the most employed controllers in industry. The PID 2018 is the sequel of PID 2000 in Terassa, Spain and PID 2012 in Brescia, Italy. These last two meetings proved to be great successes and have given a significant impulse in research direction of PID controllers, as seen in the last decade in literature reports. The PID 2018 conference is a timely and necessary event fueled by the challenges and perspectives of Industry 4.0 context and the renewed role of the PID controller in this new environment. In addition to provide the current state-of-art in the field, the meeting aims at providing a perspective of the future requirements for PID controllers within Industry 4.0.

This edition will feature a special parallel track on Control Education with focus on Internet Based Control Education (click here )

not limited to
PID tuning and automatic tuning methodologies
PID-based control structures
Applications of PID control
Industrial products for PID control design
Adaptive and robust PID control
Multivariable PID control
Identification methods for PID control design
Stabilising PID parameters
Event-based PID control
Fractional-order PID controllers
PID control performance assessment CACSD tools for PID control design
Control education
Fault detection techniques for PID control
Nonlinear PID control
Simple alternatives to PID controllers

During the conference two challenging competitions for students (and not only) are featured.

The PID 2018 conference will feature a benchmark process challenge. The results will be presented in a special session during the conference.

Full information is available here BENCHMARK

The PID 2018 conference will encourage (under)graduate students to participate in the competition on F1 Lego Competition

The competition will be organized by Dr Cosmin Copot (University of Antwerp) and Dr Stijn Derammelaere (University of Ghent), in collaboration with sponsoring members/companies. More details will be announced soon.

The award will be presented at the 'Farewell Reception', in Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium, on Friday 11 May 2018. The award will consist of a monetary prize and a diploma.

More details will be announced soon.


Become a partner of PID2018 click here

Yoko_logo AM Gefran KUL_logo