Control Conference Africa, 2017
December 7-8, 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Last updated on December 14, 2017. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Thursday December 7, 2017

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ThP1P Plenary Session, Liberation Centre Auditorium Add to My Program 
Smart Optimisation Control System for Energy-Intensive Equipment  
 
Chair: Xia, XiaohuaUniv. of Pretoria
 
08:30-09:15, Paper ThP1P.1 Add to My Program
Smart Optimization Control System for Energy-Intensive Equipment
Chai, TianyouNortheastern Univ
 
ThP2P Plenary Session, Liberation Centre Auditorium Add to My Program 
A Hunt in the Forest: Optimisation and Quest for the Global Optimum  
 
Chair: Oosthuizen, Daniël JacobusMintek
 
09:15-10:00, Paper ThP2P.1 Add to My Program
A Hunt in the Forest: Optimization and the Quest for the Global Optimum
Majozi, ThokozaniUniv. of the Witwatersrand
 
ThA1 Regular Session, Liberation Centre Auditorium Add to My Program 
Mineral Processing  
 
Chair: Steyn, ChristiaanAnglo American Platinum
Co-Chair: Sun, BeiCentral South Univ
 
10:20-10:40, Paper ThA1.1 Add to My Program
De-Bottlenecking of the Anglo Platinum Converting Process Utilising Advanced Process Control
Brooks, Kevin SethBluESP
Steyn, ChristiaanAnglo American Platinum
 
10:40-11:00, Paper ThA1.2 Add to My Program
Using StarCS Automodeller to Model Pilanesberg Platinum Mine Primary UG2 Milling Circuit
Coetzee, Lodewicus CharlMintek
Ramonotsi, MphoSedibelo Platinum Mines Limited, Pilanesberg Platinum Mine
 
11:00-11:20, Paper ThA1.3 Add to My Program
Performance of Convolutional Neural Networks for Feature Extraction in Froth Flotation Sensing
Horn, Zander ChristoStellenbosch Univ
Auret, LidiaStellenbosch Univ
McCoy, John ThembaStellenbosch Univ
Aldrich, ChrisCurtin Univ
Herbst, BenStellenbosch Univ
 
11:20-11:40, Paper ThA1.4 Add to My Program
On the Current State of Flotation Modelling for Process Control
Oosthuizen, Daniël JacobusMintek
Craig, IanUniv. of Pretoria
Jamsa-Jounela, Sirkka-LiisaAalto Univ
Sun, BeiAalto Univ
 
11:40-12:00, Paper ThA1.5 Add to My Program
Flotation Velocity and Grade Control Using Cascaded Model Predictive Controllers
Brooks, Kevin SethBluESP
Munalula, WakunoliFQML Kansanshi
 
ThA2 Regular Session, Resource Centre Boardroom Add to My Program 
Modeling and System Identification  
 
Chair: Inyang, Isonguyo JamesCranfield Univ. UK
Co-Chair: Sebusang, Sebusang EUniv. of Botswana
 
10:20-10:40, Paper ThA2.1 Add to My Program
When Is It Appropriate to Model Transmission of Tuberculosis Using a Dose Response Model?
Strydom, DuayneUniv. of Pretoria
Küsel, RalfUniv. of Pretoria
Craig, IanUniv. of Pretoria
 
10:40-11:00, Paper ThA2.2 Add to My Program
Optimal PIP Control of a Ph Neutralization Process Based on State-Dependent Parameter Model
Ogun, Oluwaseyi AyotundeCoventry Univ
Festus, MbetobongAkwa Ibom State Univ
Inyang, Isonguyo JamesCranfield Univ. UK
 
11:00-11:20, Paper ThA2.3 Add to My Program
Numerical Model of Laser Spallation Drilling of Inhomogeneous Rock
Ndeda, Rehema AkothUniv. of Botswana
Sebusang, Sebusang EUniv. of Botswana
Marumo, RapelangThe Univ. of Botswana
Ogur, Erich OkothTech. Univ. of Kenya
 
11:20-11:40, Paper ThA2.4 Add to My Program
MPC Relevant Identification Method for Hammerstein Models
Quachio, RaphaelEscola Pol. of the Univ. of São Paulo
Garcia, ClaudioPol. School of the Univ. of Sao Paulo
 
ThB1 Regular Session, Liberation Centre Auditorium Add to My Program 
Process Control 1  
 
Chair: Burchell, John JamesLonmin Platinum
Co-Chair: McCoy, John ThembaStellenbosch Univ
 
13:00-13:20, Paper ThB1.1 Add to My Program
Spiral Concentrator Interface Monitoring through Image Processing: A Statistical Learning Approach
Nienaber, ErnstStellenbosch Univ
McCoy, John ThembaStellenbosch Univ
Auret, LidiaStellenbosch Univ
 
13:20-13:40, Paper ThB1.2 Add to My Program
Plant-Wide Control of a Base Metal Refinery: Top-Down Analysis
Burchell, John JamesLonmin Platinum
Le Roux, Johan DerikUniv. of Pretoria
Craig, IanUniv. of Pretoria
 
13:40-14:00, Paper ThB1.3 Add to My Program
Perspective for Equipment Automation in Process Industries
Sun, BeiCentral South Univ
Jamsa-Jounela, Sirkka-LiisaAalto Univ
Todorov, YanchoAalto Univ
Olivier, Laurentz EugeneSasol / Univ. of Pretoria
Craig, IanUniv. of Pretoria
 
14:00-14:20, Paper ThB1.4 Add to My Program
Data-Based Projection Method for Sensor Fault Tolerant Control of Switched Systems
Yahia, SalwaEc. Nationale Des Ingénieurs De Gabès
Bedoui, SaïdaGabes Univ. National Engineering School of Gabes
Abderrahim, KamelGabes Univ
 
14:20-14:40, Paper ThB1.5 Add to My Program
Application of Taiwo’s Recycle Compensator to an Heat Integrated Ammonia Production Plant
Bamimore, AyorindeObafemi Awolowo Univ. Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Taiwo, OluwafemiObafemi Awolowo Univ. Ile-Ife, Nigeria
 
ThB2 Regular Session, Resource Centre Boardroom Add to My Program 
Energy Systems  
 
Chair: Zhang, LijunUniv. of Pretoria
Co-Chair: Venayagamoorthy, GaneshClemson Univ
 
13:00-13:20, Paper ThB2.1 Add to My Program
Design and Characterization of Asymmetric Supercapacitor Useful in Hybrid Energy Storage System for Electric Vehicles
Barzegar, FarshadUniv. of Pretoria
Momodu, DamilolaUniv. of Pretoria
Zhang, LijunUniv. of Pretoria
Xia, XiaohuaUniv. of Pretoria
Manyala, NcholuUniv. of Pretoria
 
13:20-13:40, Paper ThB2.2 Add to My Program
Review of Automatic Generation Control in Deregulated Environment
Esmail, Mohammed Yagoub IbrahimCape Peninsula Univ. of Tech
Tzoneva, RaynitchkaCPUT
Krishnamurthy, SenthilCape Peninsula Univ. of Tech
 
13:40-14:00, Paper ThB2.3 Add to My Program
Optimal Energy Cost Management of a CNG Fuelling Station
Kagiri, Charles MuiruriUniv. of Pretoria
Zhang, LijunUniv. of Pretoria
Xia, XiaohuaUniv. of Pretoria
 
14:00-14:20, Paper ThB2.4 Add to My Program
Distributed Dynamic State Estimation for Smart Grid Transmission System
Rahman, MdReal-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Lab. Clemson Univ
Venayagamoorthy, GaneshClemson Univ
 
14:20-14:40, Paper ThB2.5 Add to My Program
Study on Energy Consumption of Sino - German Building in Uncertain Environment
Liangliang, SunShenyang Jianzhu Univ
Ye, LiShenyang Jianzhu Univ
 
ThC1 Regular Session, Liberation Centre Auditorium Add to My Program 
Process Control 2 & Control Education  
 
Chair: Olivier, Laurentz EugeneSasol / Univ. of Pretoria
Co-Chair: Ohrem, Sveinung JohanNorwegian Univ. of Science and Tech
 
15:00-15:20, Paper ThC1.1 Add to My Program
Observability Analysis for Soil Moisture Estimation
Nahar, JannatunUniv. of Alberta
Liu, JinfengUniv. of Alberta
Shah, Sirish L.Univ. of Alberta
 
15:20-15:40, Paper ThC1.2 Add to My Program
A Suggested Approach to Practical Unclamping of Model Predictive Control
Olivier, Laurentz EugeneSasol / Univ. of Pretoria
 
15:40-16:00, Paper ThC1.3 Add to My Program
Modeling and Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a Subsea Pump Station
Ohrem, Sveinung JohanNorwegian Univ. of Science and Tech
Holden, ChristianNorwegian Univ. of Science and Tech
 
16:00-16:20, Paper ThC1.4 Add to My Program
Educational Setup for Service Oriented Process Automation with 5G Testbed
Kortela, JukkaAalto Univ. School of Chemical Tech
Nasiri, BabakAalto Univ
Smirnov, AlexanderSt.Peterburg Inst. for Informatics Andautomationoftherussian
Lahnalammi, AnttonAalto Univ
Jämsä-Jounela, Sirkka-LiisaAalto Univ
 
16:20-16:40, Paper ThC1.5 Add to My Program
Industry Contribution to Control Engineering Education: An Experience of Teaching of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses
Bauer, MargretUniv. of the Witwatersrand
Hoernicke, MarioABB AG Corp. Res. Ladenburg, Germany
Horch, AlexanderHIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
 
ThC2 Regular Session, Resource Centre Boardroom Add to My Program 
Robotic Systems  
 
Chair: Nyandoro, Otis TichatongaUniv. of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Co-Chair: Dube, ChionisoUniv. of the Witwatersrand
 
15:00-15:20, Paper ThC2.1 Add to My Program
Applying a Modified Smith Predictor-Bilinear Proportional Plus Integral Control for Directional Drilling
Inyang, Isonguyo JamesCranfield Univ. UK
Whidborne, James F.Cranfield Univ
 
15:20-15:40, Paper ThC2.2 Add to My Program
Real-Time Hybrid PID/ILC Control of Two-Link Flexible Manipulators
Pedro, Jimoh O.Univ. of the Witwatersrand
Smith, RaphaelUniv. of the Witwatersrand
 
15:40-16:00, Paper ThC2.3 Add to My Program
Real-Time Segmentation and Feature Extraction of Electromyography: Towards Control of a Prosthetic Hand
Eisenberg, Gabriel DevinUniv. of the Witwatersrand
Fyvie, Kyle Gavin Hans McWilliamUniv. of the Witwatersrand
Mohamed, Abdul-KhaaliqUniv. of the Witwatersrand
 
16:00-16:20, Paper ThC2.4 Add to My Program
Adaptive Model Predictive Control of a Quadrotor
Chikasha, Piwai NigelUniv. of the Witwatersrand
Dube, ChionisoUniv. of the Witwatersrand
 
16:20-16:40, Paper ThC2.5 Add to My Program
Automating Active Stereo Vision Calibration Process with Cobots
Mohamed, AbdullaPlymouth Univ
Culverhouse, PhilPlymouth Univ
De Azambuja, RicardoPlymouth Univ
Cangelosi, AngeloPlymouth Univ
Yang, ChenguangSwansea Univ
 
ThP3P Plenary Session, Liberation Centre Auditorium Add to My Program 
Pinning Control and Controllability of Complex Dynamical Networks  
 
Chair: Le Roux, Johan DerikUniv. of Pretoria
 
17:00-17:45, Paper ThP3P.1 Add to My Program
Pinning Control and Controllability of Complex Dynamical Networks
Chen, GuanrongCity Univ. of Hong Kong

 
 

 
 

 

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