UKACC Sponsored Pre-Conference Workshop Monday 6 September 2010

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This one-day pre-conference event is to be co-sponsored and supported by The MathWorks, dSpace, LabVIEW, and CAPTAIN Tool Box software developments together with Adept Scientific with hardware, and all to provide the latest hands-on in an interactive forum. The beneficiaries are to be primarily registered PhD students in UK based universities, with a limited scope for post doctoral early career researchers. Priority will be given to those students/early career researchers who are attached to a group membership of UKACC. The allocation is to be limited (initially) to two persons per group member. It is expected that the number of places will be limited to 40 on a first come first served basis.

To assist with covering the costs for group member students UKACC has agreed to reduce the CONTROL 2010 student registration fee for Workshop attendees by £60. For those group member students who are also members of a corporate member body of UKACC (InstMC, IET, IMechE) the CONTROL 2010 fee will be £200 and for those who are non-members of these corporate bodies the fee will be £235. (The normal student fee is £260 and £295, respectively.)

Outline of the One-Day Pre-Conference Workshop
09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome
09:45 Key Note Address: Professor Peter C Young
10:30 Coffee break
10:50 Session 1: Latest developments/demonstrations in control system design software
The MathWorks
Adept Scientific
12:30 Buffet lunch
13:30 Session 2: Interactive parallel technical discussions/demonstrations and hands-on
14:45 Coffee break (and setting up of posters)
15:15 Session 3: Poster Competition and Networking (including self ranking within group)
16:15 Session 4: Official Judging (representatives of the co-sponsoring organisations, with Prof Peter Young as Chair). Members of UKACC Executive visit the posters and feedback to comments to judging panel. Winner and first runner up to be identified and result to be announced at CONTROL 2010 Conference Dinner, 9 September 2010.
17:15 Round table discussion via feedback (and group photo)
17:30 Workshop close

18:00 Early evening meal for Workshop attendees and co-sponsoring representatives
19:00 Announcements from the three corporate member bodies (InstMC, IET, IMechE)
19:30 Conclusion of Workshop and announcement from Prof Sarah Spurgeon UKACC Chair

20:00 Early Registration and Welcome Reception for CONTROL 2010

(Workshop Posters are to be on display throughout the duration of CONTROL 2010.)