International Conferences

rev 27-Oct-2010
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2013

 21ST MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE ON CONTROL AND AUTOMATION, MED 2013
Chania (Grecia), 25-28 Junio 2013
DE HIJAS-LISTE, G.M., BALSA-CANTO, E., BANGA, J.R., KALETA, C. Optimal regulatory programs for the control of metabolic pathways: The case of feedback inhibition. Comunicación oral.

11TH CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
Klosterneuburg (Austria), 23-25 Septiembre 2013
GÁBOR A, HANGOS M K., SZEDERKÉNYI G, BANGA R. J. On the verification and correction of large-scale kinetic models in systems biology. Comunicación oral.

14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, ICSB 2013
Copenhague (Dinamarca), 30 Agosto-3 Septiembre 2013
OTERO-MURAS I, BANGA JR. Multicriteria Global Optimization for Biological Circuit Design. Comunicación Oral.
E BALSA-CANTO, JR BANGA. AMIGO*DO: a dynamic optimization toolbox for systems biology. Póster.
A. GABOR, E BALSA-CANTO, JR BANGA. Stable and fast parameter estimation in systems biology dynamic models. Póster.
O. CHIS, JR BANGA, E. BALSA-CANTO. Sloppy models can be identifiable. Póster.
DAVID HENRIQUES , JULIO SAEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, MIGUEL ROCHA, JULIO R. BANGA. A logic-based optimization framework for dynamic modeling of regulation in biochemical pathways. Póster.
AF VILLAVERDE, S BONGARD, K MAUCH, J SCHMID, JR BANGA, E BALSA-CANTO. A consensus approach for high quality predictions in CHO cell kinetic modelling. Póster.

XV CONFERENCIA DE LA ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA PARA LA INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL (CAEPIA) - IV CONGRESO ESPAÑOL DE INFORMÁTICA (CEDI) - IX CONGRESO ESPAÑOL DE METAHEURÍISTICAS, ALGORITMOS EVOLUTIVOS Y BIOINSPIRADOS (MAEB)
Madrid (España), 17-20 Septiembre 2013
AF VILLAVERDE, JA EGEA, JR BANGA. Búsqueda dispersa cooperativa para problemas de alta dimensión en el contexto de biología de sistemas. Comunicación oral.

IPISB - INFORMATION, PROBABILITY AND INFERENCE IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
Edinburgh (UK), 15-17 Julio 2013
ALEJANDRO F. VILLAVERDE, JOHN ROSS, FEDERICO MORÁN, JULIO R. BANGA. MIDER: network inference with Mutual Information Distance and Entropy Reduction. Póster.

CONFERENCE ON MECHANOBIOLOGY OF PROTEINS AND CELLS
Salisbury Cove, Maine (USA), 29 Septiembre-3 Octubre 2013
GÁBOR A., BALSA-CANTO E., BANGA R. J. Dynamic Modeling of Bacterial Chemotaxis: An Improved Model Calibration Procedure. Póster.
DAVID HENRIQUES, JULIO SAEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, MIGUEL ROCHA, JULIO R. BANGA. Modeling Homeostasis in E. coli: A Case Study Regarding the Kdpd/KdpE system. Póster.

2012

20TH MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE ON CONTROL AND AUTOMATION
Barcelona (España), 03-06 Julio 2012
VILAS C, BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA JR, ALONSO AA. Robust and efficient numerical methods for the optimal control of spatially distributed biological systems. 

XXXIII JORNADAS DE AUTOMÁTICA
Vigo(España), 05-07 Septiembre 2012
VILLAVERDE AF, EGEA JA, BANGA JR. Calibrado de modelos en biología de sistemas mediante búsqueda dispersa paralelizada y cooperative. (ISBN: 978-84-8158-583-4, pp. 677-682).

FOSBE, FOUNDATIONS OF SYSTEMS BIOLOGY IN ENGINEERING
Tsuruoka (Japón), 22 Octubre 2012
VILLAVERDE A F, EGEA J A, BANGA J R. Calibration of large systems biology models using cooperative scatter search. 

VILLAVERDE A F, J. ROSS, F. MORAN, J.R. BANGA . Network inference: combining distance-based and entropy reduction techniques.


 

2011

FEBS-SYSTEMSX-SYSBIO2011: FROM MOLECULES TO FUNCTION.
Innsbruck (Austria), del 26 de febrero al 4 de marzo de 2011.
DE HIJAS-LISTE G M, BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA J R. Dynamic optimization in FBA: Multi-criteria approach. 

SIAM CONFERENCE ON OPTIMIZATION.
Darmstadt (Alemania), del 14 al 16 de mayo de 2011.
ROSS J, FERNÁNDEZ VILLAVERDE A, VÁZQUEZ S, BANGA J R, MORÁN F. The use of a generalized Fisher equation and global optimization in chemical kinetics.
BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA JR. Global optimization methods for the identification of biochemical networks.

21ST EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS ENGINEERING.
Porto Carras (Grecia), del 26 demayo al 1 de junio de 2011.
DE HIJAS-LISTE G M, BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA J R. Prediction of activation of metabolic pathways via dynamic optimization.

FITH ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON THE BUSINESS-GOVERNEMENT INTERFACE: SYSTEMS & SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY.
Braga (Portugal), 6 de junio de 2011.
BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA J R.  A model identification toolbox based on global optimization: AMIGO. 
VILLAVERDE A F, EGEA J A, BANGA J R. Parameter Estimation in Large Systems Biology Models via Cooperative Metaheuristics. 
CHIS O, BANGA J R, BALSA-CANTO E. GenSSI: a new toolbox for testing structural identifiability insystems biology. 

18TH IFAC WORLD CONGRESS.
Milán (Italia), del 28 de agosto al 2 de septiembre de 2011.
UHR M, VILLAVERDE A F, EGEA J A, BANGA J R, STELLING J. Inference of transcriptional control design of metabolic networks.  (pp. 10448-10453).
CHIS O, BANGA J R, BALSA-CANTO V. Methods for checking structural identifiability of nonlinear biosystems: A critical comparison.

III XORNADA GALEGA DE BIOINFORMÁTICA.
Vigo (España),  16 Septiembre de 2011.
BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA J R.  AMIGO: a toolbox for advanced model identification in systems biology.
VILLAVERDE A F, EGEA J A, BANGA J R. Parameter Estimation in Large Systems Biology Models via Cooperative Metaheuristics. 
CHIS O, BANGA J R, BALSA-CANTO E. GenSSI: a software toolbox for structural identifiability analysis of biological models.

4TH RECOMB CONFERENCE ON REGULATORY GENOMICS, SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, AND DREAM CHALLENGES.
Barcelona (España), del 14 al 19 de octubre de 2011.
HIGUERA C, VILLAVERDE A F, BANGA J R, ROSS J, MORAN F. Multi-criteria optimization of regulation in metabolic networks.


2010


International Conference in Systems Biology (ICSB), Edinburgh (UK), 11-14 Oct 2010
A.F. Villaverde, J.A. Egea, J.R. Banga. Parameter estimation in complex systems biology models: novel numerical and computational strategies.

International Conference in Systems Biology (ICSB), Edinburgh (UK), 11-14 Oct 2010
E Balsa-Canto, JR Banga. AMIGO: A model identification toolbox based on global optimization

International Conference in Systems Biology (ICSB), Edinburgh (UK), 11-14 Oct 2010
De Hijas-Liste, G. M.; Balsa-Canto E.; Banga J. R. Prediction of activation of metabolic pathways via dynamic optimization

DYCOPS (9th International Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems), Lovaina, Belgica, 5-7 July 2010
T Hirmajer, E Balsa-Canto, JR Banga. Mixed-integer non-linear optimal control problems in systems biology: numerical methods and software toolbox

Computer Applications in Biotechnology (CAB 2010), Lovaina, Bélgica,7-9 July 2010
E Balsa-Canto, JR Banga. AMIGO: A model identification toolbox based on global optimization and its applications in bioprocess

Systems Biology of Microorganisms, Paris (Francia), 22-24 March 2010
A.F. Villaverde, J.A. Egea, W. Liebermeister, E. Klipp, J.R. Banga. Calibration of large-scale dynamic models in systems biology: a Pareto approach

Systems Biology of Microorganisms, Paris (Francia), 22-24 March 2010.
M. Uhr, A.F. Villaverde, J.A. Egea, J.R. Banga, J. Stelling. Inference of transcriptional control design of metabolic networks

2009


ICSB 2009 THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY. Stanford (USA), 30 August- 4 Sept 2009
BALSA-CANTO E., BANGA J.R. Dynamic model building using an iterative parametric identification procedure.
EGEA, J. A., LIEBERMEISTER, W., KLIPP, E., BANGA, J. R. Calibration of large-scale dynamic models in systems biology.
OTERO-MURAS I., BANGA J.R., ALONSO A.A., Parameter conditions for multistability in biochemical reaction networks: interval based search.
RODRIGUEZ-FERNANDEZ, M, BANGA, J. R. SensSB.- A software toolbox for sensitivity analysis in systems biology models.
RODRIGUEZ-FERNANDEZ, M., YURASZECK, T. M., DOYLE III, F. J., BANGA, J. R. A pseudo-global method for detecting parameters correlations in dynamic models of biological systems.

DATA ANALYSIS AND PARAMETER IDENTICATION. Lorentz Center, Leiden, Holland, 2-5 June 2009.
BALSA-CANTO E., BANGA J.R. Parametric identification using global optimization methods. Invited talk.

SYSID'09, IFAC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION. Sant Malo, France, 6-8 July 2009
BALSA-CANTO E., BANGA J.R. Computacional procedures for optimal model identification in systems biology.

MATHMOD 2009 - 6TH VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICAL MODELLING. Vienna (Austria), 10-13 Feb 2009
EGEA, J. A., BALSA-CANTO, E., BANGA, J. R. Dynamic optimization of chemical and bio-chemical processes using an efficient global optimization metaheuristic.

IET BIOSYSBIO CONFERENCE 2009 Cambridge (UK), 22-25 March 2009
EGEA, J. A., LIEBERMEISTER, W., KLIPP, E., BANGA, J. R. Parameter estimation in large-scale models from systems biology.
OTERO-MURAS I, BANGA JR, ALONSO AA, Parameter conditions for multistability in bio- chemical reaction networks.
RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ, M., EGEA, J. A., BANGA, J. R. Global optimal experimental design for parameter estimation in systems biology.
UHR, M., EGEA, J. A., BANGA, J. R., STELLING, J. Inference of transcriptional control design of metabolic networks.

INFORMS ANNUAL MEETING 2009 San Diego (USA), 11-14 Oct 2009
EGEA, J. A., BANGA, J. R. Scatter search in process engineering optimization. Invited talk.

II XORNADA GALEGA DE BIOINFORMÁTICA Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 4 Dec 2009.
BANGA, J. R., Computational Systems Biology. Invited talk.

2008

10TH INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (CHEMPOR 2008) Braga (Portugal), 4-6 Sept 2008
RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ M, BANGA JR. Methods and tools for global sensitivity analysis of dynamic models of biological systems. Keynote lecture. Invited talk. EGEA JA, GARCÍA MSG, BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA JR. Global dynamic optimization of chemical and bio-processes using the Scatter Search metaheuristic.

IV INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON APPLICATIONS OF MODELLING AS AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD CHAIN (MODEL-IT 2008) Madrid (Spain), 9-11 June 2008
VILAS C, GARCÍA MR, BANGA JR, ALONSO AA. A Library of Software Components for the Operation of Thermal Food Processing Plants.

2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY & BIOINFORMATICS (IWPACBB'09) Salamanca (Spain), 22-24 Oct 2008
RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁDEZ M, BANGA JR. Global sensitivity analysis of a biochemical pathway model.

IASTED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: MODELLING, IDENTIFICATION, AND CONTROL 2008 Innsbruck (Austria), 11-13 Feb 2008
HIRMAJER T, FIKAR M, BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA JR. Application of a control vector parameterization method using an interior point algorithm.

IET CONFERENCE ON SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS (BIOSYSBIO 2008) London (UK), 20-22 April 2008
RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ M, KREMLING A, BANGA JR. Global sensitivity methods for identifiability analysis and model reformulation in Systems Biology.

8TH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC - TECHNICAL CONFERENCE - PROCESS CONTROL 2008 Kouty nad Desnou (Czech Republic), 9-12 June 2008
HIRMAJER T, MICHAL C, FIKAR M, BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA JR. Brief introduction to dotcvp - dynamic optimization toolbox.

9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY. ICSB 2008 Göteborg (Sweden), 22-28 August 2008
RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ M, BANGA, JR. Global sensitivity analysis methods for dynamic models in systems biology.
SENDÍN JOH, ALONSO AA, BANGA JR. Multicriteria optimization in systems biology: application to metabolic engineering and flux balance analysis.
REHBERG M, RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ M, EGEA JA, KREMLING A, BANGA, JR. Simultaneous model discrimination and parameter estimation in dynamic models of biological systems.
HIRMAJER T, BALSA-CANTO E, BANGA JR. DOTcvp - a software toolbox for dynamic optimization in systems biology.
EGEA JA, SCHMIDT H, BANGA JR. A new tool for parameter estimation in nonlinear dynamic biological systems using global optimization.

2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY. IWSB2008 Maynooth (Ireland), 17-20 August 2008
EGEA JA, SCHMIDT H, BANGA JR. A new global optimization tool for parameter estimation in systems biology.

2007

WINTER SCHOOL ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (España), 27 feb-2 march 2007
BANGA JR. Parameter estimation and optimal experimental design in biosystems.
BALSA-CANTO E, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A, BANGA JR. Model identification techniques in Systems Biology. Applications in Cell Signaling. 

SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND METABOLIC NETWORKS: SYMPOSIUM IN THE MEMORY OF PROF. REINHARDT HEINRICH Madrid (España), 6-8 june 2007.
BANGA JR, BALSA-CANTO E, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A. Model building in systems biology via optimal identification techniques parameter estimation and optimal experimental design in biosystems.

MEETING OF THE USA NATIONAL CENTERS OF INTEGRATIVE AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY Boston (USA), 12-14 june 2007
BALSA-CANTO E, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A, BANGA JR. Parameter identification in Systems Biology.

WORKSHOP ON OPTIMAL EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN ENGINEERING Leuven (Belgium), 8-9 oct 2007
BALSA-CANTO E, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A, BANGA JR. Parameter identification: Methods and applications.

CAB10:10TH IFAC INTERNACIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Cancún (Mexico), 4-6 june 2007
BALSA-CANTO E, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A, BANGA JR. Optimal Dynamic Experimental Design in Systems Biology: applications in Cell Signaling.

CIMNE/CILAMCE 2007 CONGRESO DE MÉTODOS NUMÉRICOS EN INGENIERÍA Y CONGRESO IBERO LATINO-AMERICANO SOBRE MÉTODOS COMPUTACIONALES EN INGENIERÍA Porto (Portugal), 13-15 june 2007
BANGA JR, BALSA-CANTO E, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A. Food process modelling and optimization as part of the computer-integrated manufacturing.

10TH CONFERENCE ON PROCESS INTEGRATION, MODELLING AND OPTIMISATION FOR ENERGY SAVING AND POLLUTION REDUCTION (PRES'07) Ischia (Italia), 24-27 june 2007
ANTELO LT, EXLER O, BANGA JR, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A. A robust decentralized control for flexible plant operation: conceptual design and optimal tuning.

AGO2007 5TH INTERANTIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION: METHODS AND APPLICATIONS Mykonos (Greece), 13-17 july 2007
EGEA JA, VÁZQUEZ E, BANGA JR, MARTÍ R. Improved scatter search for the global optimization of computationally expensive dynamic models.

OPTIMIZATION 2007 Porto (Portugal), 22-25 july 2007
SCHLUETER M, BANGA JR. Ant Colony Optimization for non-convex Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programms.

NOLCOS 2007 (7TH IFAC SYMPOSIUM ON NONLINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS) Pretoria (South Africa), 21-24 august 2007
OTERO-MURAS I, BANGA JR, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A. A formal framework for multiplicity detection and its implications in robust control of biochemical networks.

FOSBE (FOUNDATIONS OF SISTEMS BIOLOGY AND ENGINEERING) Stuttgart (Germany), 9-12 sept. 2007
BALSA-CANTO E, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A, BANGA JR. An optimal identification procedure for model development in systems biology.

7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPTIMIZATION: TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS: ICOTA7 Kobe (Japan), 12-15 dec. 2007
SCHLUETER M, BANGA JR. Ant Colony Optimization for Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming with Real-World applications.

6TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (ECCE-6) Copenhagen (Denmark), 16-21 sept. 2007
ANTELO LT, EXLER O, BANGA JR, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A. Conceptual design and optimal tuning of decentralized control loops for chemical plants: Application to the Tennessee Eastman Process.
EXLER O, FAISCA N, ANTELO LT, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A, BANGA JR. A Tabu Search-based algorithm for the integrated process and control system design.

2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, SYSBIOL Murcia (España), 15-16 nov. 2007
BALSA-CANTO E, ALONSO AA, BANGA JR. An optimal identification procedure for model development in systems biology: Applications in cell signalling.

FEBS-SYSBIO2007: FROM MOLECULES TO LIFE Gosau (Austria), 10-16 march 2007
SENDÍN JOH, EXLER O, BANGA JR. Multiobjective Mixed-Integer Optimization of Metabolic Systems.
BALSA-CANTO E, RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ M, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A, BANGA JR. Optimal identification in Systems Biology. Applications in Cell Signaling.

DYCOPS: 8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF PROCESS SYSTEMS Cancún (MExico), 6-8 june 2007
GARCÍA MSG, BALSA-CANTO E, VANDE WOUWER A, BANGA JR. Optimal control of the simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatographic separation process.

XXVIII JORNADAS DE AUTOMÁTICA Huelva (España), 5-7 sept. 2007
ESCAÑO JM, BORDÓNS C, GARCÍA MR, VILAS C, ÁLVAREZ ALONSO A. Control predictivo basado en modelo neuroborroso de un autoclave industrial. 

2006

5TH VIENNA SYMPOSIUM ON MATHEMATICAL MODELLING (5TH MATHMOD), Vienna (Austria), 8-10 Feb. 2006
VILAS, C., GARCÍA, M.R., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A.A. Control of Travelling Waves in Reaction-Diffusion Biological Systems.  
BALSA-CANTO, E., PEIFER, M., FLECK, C., TIMMER, J., BANGA, J.R.. A hybrid optimization method for parameter estimation in systems biology. Mathematical modeling.  
OTERO-MURAS, I., SZEDERKÉNYI, G., HANGOS, K.M., ALONSO, A.A. Dynamic Analysis and control of biochemical reaction networks.  

1ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (SYSBIOL2006), Murcia (Spain), 1-2 June 2006
VILAS, C., GARCÍA, M.R., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A.A. Robust Stabilization of of Inhomogeneous Patterns in a Reaction-Diffusion Biological Systems.  
BALSA-CANTO, E., RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ, M., ALONSO, A.A., BANGA, J.R. Computational design of optimal dynamic experiments in systems biology: a case study in cell signaling.  
OTERO-MURAS, I., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A. A. A method for detecting bifurcations in biochemical reaction networks.. From genomes to In silico and back.  
RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ, M., EGEA, J. A., BANGA, J. R.  Novel metaheuristics for parameter estimation and optimal experimental design in Systems Biology.  

VI IBERO AMERICAN CONGRESS OF BIOPHYSICS, Madrid, 24-27  Sept. 2006.
BANGA, J.R. Modelling biochemical pathways: new techniques for robust parameter estimation and optimal experimental design. Conferencia invitada.

2006 AICHE ANNUAL MEETING, San Francisco, 12-17 Nov. 2006
GARCÍA, M.R., VILAS, C., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A.A.  Optimal Field Reconstruction of Distributed Process Systems from Partial Measurements.  
GARCÍA, M.R., VILAS, C., SANTOS, L.O., ALONSO, A.A. A Robust and Stabilizing Multi-Model Predictive Control Approach to Command the Operation of Distributed Process Systems.  
BALSA-CANTO, E., RODRÍGUEZ-FERNÁNDEZ, M., ALONSO, A.A., BANGA, J.R. Optimal identification in Systems Biology. Applications in Cell Signaling.  

CESISB (CELL SIGNALLING SYSTEMS BIOLOGY), Warnemünde (Germany), 14-15 Sept. 2006
BALSA-CANTO, E., ALONSO, A,A, BANGA, J.R. Computational Design of Optimal Dynamic Experiments in Systems Biology: Applications in Cell Signaling.   

SECOND CTS-HYCON, HYBRID CONTROL WORKSHOP, Paris 10-12 July 2006
GARCÍA, M.S.G., BALSA-CANTO, E., ALONSO, A.A., BANGA, J.R. Dynamic Optimization of nonlinear bioreactors.  
RODRIGUEZ-FERNANDEZ, M., ALONSO, A. A., BANGA, J. R.  Robust Identification in Nonlinear Dynamic Process Models.  

WORKSHOP ON MODELS FOR SAFETY, QUALITY AND COMPETITIVENESS OF THE FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR, Orlando (Florida), 22-24 June 2006.
BANGA, J.R. Quality and safety models and optimization as part of computer-integrated manufacturing. Conferencia invitada.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCED CONTROL OF CHEMICAL PROCESS ADCHEM 2006, Gramado (Brasil), 2-5 April 2006
OTERO-MURAS, I., SZEDERKÉNYI, G., HANGOS, K.M., ALONSO, A.A. Dynamic Analysis and control of chemical and biochemical reaction networks.

WORKSHOP ON SYSTEM INDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, Budapest, 11 Julio 2006
HANGOS, K. M., SZEDERKÉNYI, G., OTERO-MURAS, I. Process control based on physical insight: passivity and Hamiltonian system models.

16TH EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER AIDED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (ESCAPE-16), Garmish-Partenkirshenm (Germany), 9-13 Julio 2006.
ANTELO, L. T. OTERO-MURAS, I., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A.A. A thermodynamic based plant-wide control design procedure of the Tennessee Eastman Process.

14TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICS FOR INDUSTRY, ECMI , Madrid, July 2006
ALVAREZ-VAZQUEZ, L.J., BALSA-CANTO, E., MARTINEZ, A Optimal management and design of a wastewater purification system.

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION 66TH SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS  
Washington DC, 9-13 June 2006
RODRIGUEZ-FERNANDEZ, M., PALERM, C. C., BEVIER, W. C., ZISSER, H., JOVANOVIC, L., DOYLE III, F. J. Robust Parameter Estimation in a Model for Glucose Kinetics in Type 1 Diabetes Patients.

IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY CONFERENCE, New York, 3 Sept. 2006
PALERM, C. C., RODRIGUEZ-FERNANDEZ, M., BEVIER, W. C., ZISSER, H., BANGA, J.R., JOVANOVIC, L., DOYLE III, F. J. Robust Parameter Estimation in a Model for Glucose Kinetics in Type 1 Diabetes Subjects

9TH CONFERENCE ON PROCESS INTEGRATION, MODELLING AND OPTIMISATION FOR ENERGY SAVING AND POLLUTION REDUCTION (PRESS 2006), Prage 27-31 August 2006
EXLER, O., BANGA, J. R., EGEA, J. A., ANTELO, L. T., ALONSO, A. A. Metaheuristics for integration of process and control system design.

33RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SLOVAK SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (SSCHE06), Tatranské Matliare (Slovakia), 22-26 Mayo, 2006.
JULIO R. BANGA AND ANTONIO A. ALONSO. Model based optimisation of ohmic heating.

2ND INTERNATIONAL BIOINFO'2006 WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELIGENCE IN BIOINFORMATICS, Sofía (Bulgaria), 8 Oct. 2006
IGNATOVA, M., LYUBENOVA, V., VILAS, C., GARCÍA, M. Adaptive Linearizing Control of Gluconic Acid Fermentation by Aspergillus Niger.  .

XXVII JORNADAS DE AUTOMÁTICA,, Almería (España), 6-9 Sept. 2006
ANTELO, L.T., OTERO-MURAS, I., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A.A. La teoría de Redes en Ingeniería de Control: Aplicación al análisis dinámico y al control de procesos.  
GARCÍA, M.R., BALSA-CANTO, E., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A.A. Diseño óptimo de experimentos para calibración de modelos: Aplicación al procesamiento térmico de alimentos en autoclave.  
VILAS, C., GARCÍA, M.R., VILLAFÍN, M., BANGA, J.R., ALONSO, A.A. Entorno Eficiente de Simulación Dinámica para la Operación de Plantas de Procesamiento de Alimentos.   

WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR FOOD ENGINEERING, Parma (Italy), 24 Nov. 2006
ANTONIO A. ALONSO. Simulation environments, design and analysis tools in the agrofood sector.  

2005

Antelo, L. T., Otero-Muras, I., Banga, J.R. and Alonso, A. A. (2005). A systematic approach to plant-wide control based on thermodynamics. 15th European Symposium on Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (ESCAPE-15), May, 29 - June, 1, 2005, Barcelona, Spain.

Antelo, L. T., Otero-Muras, I., Banga, J.R. and Alonso, A. A. (2005). La estructura algebraica de las redes de proceso y su aplicación al diseño sistemático de estrategias de control plant-wide. XXVI Jornadas de Automática, September, 7-10, Alicante, Spain.

Antelo, L. T., Ydstie, B. E. and Alonso, A. A. (2005). A thermodynamic approach to to the stability of equilibrium mass transfer units and multi-stage distillation columns. AIChE Annual Meeting, October, 29 - November, 4, Cincinnati, USA.

Balsa-Canto, E., A.A. Alonso and J.R. Banga (2005) Dynamic optimization of complex distributed process systems. 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, July 10-14, Glasgow, UK.

Egea, J. A., D. Vries, A. A. Alonso and J. R. Banga (2005). Global Optimization for Integrated Design and Control of Computationally Expensive Process Models. European Control Conference (ECC 2005), December 12 - 15, 2005, Sevilla (Spain).

Egea, J. A., M. Rodríguez-Fernández, J. R. Banga and R. Martí, (2005). Optimización de procesos químicos y biotecnológicos mediante búsqueda dispersa. IV Congreso Español sobre Metaheurísticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (MAEB 05), September 13 - 16, 2005, Granada (Spain).

García, M.R., Carlos Vilas, Julio R. Banga, Velislava N. Lyubenova, Maya N. Ignatova, Antonio A. Alonso (2005). State Reconstruction in Spatially Distributed BioProcess Systems using Reduced Order Models: Application to the Gluconic Acid Production. European Control Conference ECC 2005, December 12-15, 2005, Sevilla, Spain.

García, M.R., Eva Balsa-Canto, Carlos Vilas, Julio R. Banga and Antonio A. Alonso (2005). An Efficient Real-Time Dynamic Optimization Architecture for the Control of Non-Isothermal Tubular Reactors. 15th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE 15), May 29 - June 1, 2005, Barcelona, Spain.

García, M.R., Eva Balsa-Canto, Carlos Vilas, Julio R. Banga y Antonio A. Alonso (2005). Optimización en tiempo real para el control de reactores tubulares no isotermos. 26th Jornadas de Automática (XXVI JJAA), September 7 - 10, 2005, Alicante, Spain.

García, M.S.G., E. Balsa-Canto, A.A. Alonso and J.R. Banga (2005) A software toolbox for the dynamic optimization of nonlinear processes. European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, ESCAPE-15, May 29-June 01, Barcelona, Spain.

García, M.S.G., E. Balsa-Canto, A.A. Alonso and J.R. Banga (2005) Dynamic optimization of nonlinear processes: a software toolbox. 24th Benelux Meeting of Systems and Control, March 22-24, Houffalize, Belgium.

Otero-Muras, I., G. Szederkenyi, K.M. Hangos and A. A. Alonso (2005) Stabilization of chemical and biochemical networks. 6th PhD Workshop on Systems and Control, October 4-8, 2005, Izola, Slovenia.

Rodríguez-Fernández, M., A. A. Alonso and J. R. Banga (2005) Robust Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Dynamic Process Models. European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-15), May 29 - June 1, 2005, Barcelona, Spain.

Rodríguez-Fernández, M., J. A. Egea and J. R. Banga, (2005). Novel metaheuristics for parameter estimation in nonlinear dynamic biological systems. European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB05), July 18 - 22, 2005, Dresden, Germany.

Sendin, O.H., A.A. Alonso, J.R. Banga (2005) A Multi-objective evolution strategy for the optimization of nonlinear dynamic systems. International Workshop on Global Optimization (GO´05), San Jose (Almería, Spain), September 18-22, 2005.

Vilas, C., Míriam R. García, Julio R. Banga and Antonio A. Alonso (2005). Robust Control of Inhomogeneous Patterns in Reaction-Diffusion Systems Using Reduced Order Models. 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting. October 31 - November 4, 2005, Cincinnati, USA.

Vilas, C., Míriam R. García, Julio R. Banga, Antonio A. Alonso (2005). Control Robusto de Sistemas Reacción-Difusión. 26th Jornadas de Automática (XXVI JJAA), September 7 - 10, 2005, Alicante, Spain.

Recent (1998-2004):

Rodríguez, M., C.G. Moles, P. Mendes, J. R. Banga (2004) A hybrid approach for efficient and robust parameter estimation in biochemical pathways. Oral presentation at 5th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB 2004), October 9 – 13, 2004, Heidelberg, Germany.

Alonso, A. A., C. V. Fernández and J. R. Banga (2004) On the robust control of biological waves. 5th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB 2004), October 9 – 13, 2004, Heidelberg, Germany.

Sendín, O.H., J. Vera, N. V. Torres, J. R. Banga (2004) Multi-objective optimisation of metabolic systems. 5th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB 2004), October 9 – 13, 2004, Heidelberg, Germany.

Sendín, O.H., I. Otero, A.A. Alonso and J.R. Banga (2004) Multi-Objective Optimization for the Design of Bio-Processes . European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-14), May 16-19, 2004, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.

Fernández, C.V., M.R. García, M.R. Fernández, E. Balsa-Canto, J.R. Banga, A.A. Alonso (2004) On Systematic Model Reduction Techniques for Dynamic Optimization and Robust Control of Distributed Process Systems. European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-14), May 16-19, 2004, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.

Vera, J., C. G. Moles, J. Banga, N. V. Torres (2004) Design and control non linear optimization of bioprocesses via linear programming. Proceedings of 9th International Symposium On Computer Applications In Biotechnology (CAB9), March 28-31, 2004, Nancy (France).

Sendin, O. H., C. G. Moles, A. A. Alonso, J. R. Banga (2004) Nonlinear multi-criteria optimization for the integrated design and control of bioprocesses. Proceedings of 9th International Symposium On Computer Applications In Biotechnology (CAB9), March 28-31, 2004, Nancy (Francia)

Banga, J.R., E. Balsa-Canto, C. G. Moles, S. Garcia, O. H. Sendin, M. Rodriguez, A. A. Alonso (2004) "Advances in the optimization of industrial food processing". Proceedings of FOODSIM'2004 , June 16-18, 2004, WICC-WIR, Wageningen, Holanda.

Scheerlinck, N., Balsa-Canto, E., Verboven, P., Oñate, E., Banga, J.R., Nicolaï, B.M. (2004) FIPSEE: a food industry problem solving web based environment. AgEng 2004 , 12-14 September, Leuven, Belgium.

Maggiolo, C., Balsa-Canto, E.*, Chiumenti, M. , Oñate, E., Alonso, A. A and Banga, J.R. (2004) Advanced tools for simulation, optimisation and control of food preservation processes . Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Balsa-Canto, E., Alonso, A. A. and Banga, J.R. (2004) Efficient dynamic optimisation of the thermal processing of food using reduced order models. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Nahor H.B., Scheerlinck N., Moles C.G., Banga J.R., Nicolaï B.M. (2004) Implementation and validation of optimal heat generation profiles for simultaneous estimation of thermal food properties using a hotwire probe. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Moles, C. G., Scheerlinck N., Marquenie D., Nicolaï B. M. and Banga, J. R. (2004) Optimal heating policies for surface pasteurisation of fruits. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Moles, C.G., Alonso, A. A and Banga, J.R. (2004) Computational tools for plant-wide food processing simulation. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9) , 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Sendín, O. H., Alonso, A. A and Banga, J. R. (2004) Efficient multi-criteria optimisation of thermal processing of foods. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

García, S., Alonso, A. A and Banga, J. R. (2004) Computing optimal operating policies for the food industry . Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Rodríguez, M., Alonso, A. A and Banga, J. R. (2004) Robust parameter estimation in heat and mass transfer models of food processing. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Garcia, M.R., Vilas C., Banga, J.R. and Alonso, A.A. (2004) Observer Design and Parameter Estimation Tools for Food Processing Plants. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Vilas, C., Garcia, M. R., Villafin, M., Banga, J.R. and Alonso, A. A (2004) An Efficient Dynamic Simulation Environment for the Operation of Food Processing Plants. Proceedings of "International Conference on Engineering and Food 9" (ICEF 9), 7-11 Marzo 2004, Montpellier, Francia.

Banga, J.R., Moles, C.G., Alonso, A.A. (2003) Global optimization of bioprocesses using stochastic and hybrid methods. Fourth International Conference on Frontiers In Global Optimization, June 8-12, 2003, Santorini, Greece.

Sendín, O.H., J. Vera, N.V. Torres and J. R. Banga (2003) Model based optimization of biochemical systems using multiple objectives: a comparison of several solution strategies . 4th MATHMOD (fourth International IMACS Symposium on Mathematical Modelling), February 5-7, 2003, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria.

Moles, C. G., P. Mendes and J. R. Banga (2002) Global optimization of biochemical pathways: the parameter estimation problem. Presented at the Third International Conference in Systems Biology, (ICSB 2002), December 13-15, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Banga, Julio R. (2002) Using Model-based Optimization to Improve Biotechnological Processes: Local Optimization Methods . Plenary lecture, 21st Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control , March 19-21, 2002, Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Banga, Julio R. (2002) Using Model-based Optimization to Improve Biotechnological Processes: Global Optimization Methods . Plenary lecture, 21st Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, March 19-21, 2002, Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Alonso, A., I. Kevrekidis, J.R. Banga and C. Frouzakis (2002) Optimal Sensor Location and Reduced Order Observer Design . Presented at the Escape-12 (European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering), 26-29 May, Netherlands Congress Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Alonso, A. A., J.R. Banga, C.G. Moles and E. Balsa-Canto (2002) Identification and Control Design Issues in Nonlinear Diffusion-Reaction Processes. Presented at the Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED2002), July 9-12, 2002, Lisbon, Portugal.

Banga, J. R., A.A. Alonso, C.G. Moles and E. Balsa-Canto (2002) Efficient and Robust Numerical Strategies for the Optimal Control of Non-Linear Bio-Processes. Presented at the Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED2002), July 9-12, 2002, Lisbon, Portugal.

Banga, J. R., C.G. Moles, A.A. Alonso and J.D. Pinter (2002) Global Optimization of Non-Linear Dynamic Processes in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Sixteenth triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies ( IFORS 2002), 8 - 12 July, 2002, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Balsa-Canto, E., C. González, J. Mora, J.R. Banga and A. A. Alonso (2002) New environment for the simulation, optimisation and control of food processing. First Conference on Advances and Applications of GiD, 20-22 February, 2002, CIMNE (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

Alonso, A.A., I. Kevrekidis, E. Balsa-Canto and J.R. Banga (2002) Robust nonlinear control design of distributed process systems with input constraints. XV IFAC World Congress on Automatic Control (IFAC 2002), July 21-26, 2002, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

Moles, C.G., A. S. Lieber, J. R. Banga and K. Keller (2002) Global optimization of climate control problems using evolutionary and stochastic algorithms. 7th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications (WSC7), September 23-Oct 4, 2002, Online at wsc7.ugr.es

Moles, C.G., G. Gutierrez, A.A. Alonso and J.R. Banga (2001) Integrated Process Design and Control via Global Optimization: a Wastewater Treatment Plant Case Study. European Control Conference (ECC) 2001, 4-7 September, 2001, Porto (Portugal).

Balsa-Canto, E., Alonso A.A. and Banga J.R. (2001) Optimal Control of Distributed Processes Using Reduced Order Models. European Control Conference (ECC) 2001, 4-7 September, 2001, Porto (Portugal).

Banga, J. R., E. Balsa-Canto, C. G. Moles and A. A. Alonso (2001) Global Optimization of Non-linear Dynamic Processes . OPTIMIZATION 2001, July 23-25, 2001, Aveiro (Portugal).

Moles, C.G., A. A. Alonso and J. R. Banga (2001) Global optimization of dynamic proceses: methods, implementation and applications. Primeras Jornadas de Usuarios de EcosimPro , 3-4 Mayo 2001, UNED, Madrid.

Alonso, A. A., B. E. Ydstie and J. R. Banga (2000) From irreversible thermodynamics to a robust control theory for distributed process systems. Presented at ADCHEM-2000 , 14-16 June, Pisa, Italy.

Balsa-Canto, E., Banga J.R., Alonso A.A. and Vassiliadis V.S. (2000). Optimal control of distributed processes using restricted second order information. Presented at ADCHEM-2000, 14-16 June, Pisa, Italy. zipped ps file

Banga, J. R., K. J. Versyck and J. F. Van impe (2000) Numerical strategies for optimal experimental design for parameter identification of non-linear dynamic (bio-)chemical processes . Presented at ESCAPE-10, May 7-10, Firenze, Italy. zipped ps file

Balsa-Canto, E., Banga J.R., Alonso A.A. and Vassiliadis V.S. (2000). Dynamic optimization of chemical and biochemical processes using restricted second order information. Presented at ESCAPE-10 , May 7-10, Firenze, Italy. zipped ps file

Nicolaï, B.M., A. Alonso, J. R. Banga, E. B. Canto, S. Galt, M. Idebro, T. Ohlsson, J. Saa, I. Sanchez, N. Scheerlinck, H. Stigter, J. Van Impe, B. Wäppling-Raaholt (2000) Optimal control of microwave combination ovens for food heating. ICEF-8 , 9-13 April, Puebla, Mexico.

K.J. Versyck, J.R. Banga, E. Dens and J.F. Van Impe (2000). Optimization of feed rate profiles in fed-batch bioreactors with respect to parameter estimation: heuristic versus purely numerical control parameterization. In: I. Troch and F. Breitenecker (Eds.), Proceedings 3rd MathMod Vienna, 611-614, ARGESIM Report No.15, Volume 2, Technical University Vienna (ISBN 3-901608-15-X) [IMACS Symposium on Mathematical Modelling, Vienna (Austria), February 2-4, 2000]

Vassiliadis, V.S., E. Balsa-Canto, T.W.C. Chen and J. R. Banga (2000). Advances in Control Vector Parameterization in Large Scale Optimal Control Problems. Presented at AspenWorld 2000 , February 6 - 11, 2000, Orlando, FL.

Balsa-Canto, Eva, Vassilios S.Vassiliadis and Julio R. Banga (1999) Dynamic optimization of a class of multistage systems using a hybrid stochastic-deterministic method. 19th IFIP TC7 Conference on System Modelling and Optimization, July 12-16, University of Cambridge, UK.

Nicolaï, B.M., A. Alonso, J. R. Banga, E. B. Canto, S. Galt, M. Idebro, T. Ohlsson, J. Saa, I. Sanchez, N. Scheerlinck, H. Stigter, J. Van Impe, B. Wäppling-Raaholt (1999) Optimal control of microwave combination ovens for food heating. 1999 ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting, July 18-22, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Banga, Julio R., José Saa and Antonio A. Alonso (1999) Model-based optimization of microwave heating of bioproducts. 7th Int. Conf. on Microwave & High Frequency Heating, September 13-17, Valencia, Spain. zipped ps file

Sánchez, Isidro, Julio R. Banga and Antonio A. Alonso (1999) Robust identification and control of microwave heating processes. 7th Int. Conf. on Microwave & High Frequency Heating, September 13-17, Valencia, Spain. zipped ps file

Barton, P.I., J. R. Banga and S. Galan (1999) Optimization of hybrid discrete/continuous systems. II Pan American Workshop on Catalysis and Process Systems Engineering, September 2-3, Santa Fe, Argentina

Alonso, Antonio A. and Julio R. Banga (1999) Advanced optimization and control of batch processes in the food industry. 1999 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 31- November 5, Dallas, Texas (USA).

Alonso, Antonio A., Isidro Sanchez, Julio R. Banga and B. E. Ydstie (1999) Asymptotic stabilizing control design for distributed process systems. 1999 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 31- November 5, Dallas, Texas (USA).

Balsa-Canto, Eva, Vassilis V. Vassiliadis, Antonio A. Alonso and Julio R. Banga (1999) Efficient dynamic optimization of distributed parameter process systems. 1999 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 31- November 5, Dallas, Texas (USA).

Vassiliadis, V.S., E. Balsa-Canto and Julio R. Banga (1999) A hybrid strategy for the optimal control of multistage chemical processes. 1999 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 31- November 5, Dallas, Texas (USA).

Vassiliadis, V.S., E. Balsa-Canto and J.R. Banga (1998) Second order information analysis in control vector parameterization methods for the solution of optimal control problems. AIChE Annual Meeting, 16-21 Nov., Miami Beach, FL.

Balsa-Canto, E., J.R. Banga and V. S. Vassiliadis (1998) Efficient optimal control of bioprocesses using second order information. AIChE Annual Meeting, 16-21 Nov., Miami Beach, FL.

Galan, S., J.R. Banga and P.I. Barton (1998) Automatic generation of operating procedures . AIChE Annual Meeting, Advances in Optimization II paper no. 237f, 16-21 Nov., Miami Beach, FL.

Saa, J., A.A. Alonso and J.R. Banga (1998) Optimal control of microwave heating using mathematical models of medium complexity. ACoFoP IV (Automatic Control of Food and Biological Processes), 21-23 Sept., Göteborg, Sweden. zipped ps file

Balsa-Canto, E., A.A. Alonso and J.R. Banga (1998) Dynamic optimization of bioprocesses: deterministic and stochastic strategies. ACoFoP IV (Automatic Control of Food and Biological Processes), 21-23 Sept., Göteborg, Sweden. zipped ps file

Sanchez, I., J.R. Banga and A.A. Alonso (1998) Microwave heating of foods: model predictive control using reduced order models. ACoFoP IV (Automatic Control of Food and Biological Processes), 21-23 Sept., Göteborg, Sweden. zipped ps file

Alonso, A.A., J.R. Banga and I. Sanchez (1998) Interactions between design and control in continuous thermal processing: a unified approach. ACoFoP IV (Automatic Control of Food and Biological Processes), 21-23 Sept., Göteborg, Sweden. zipped ps file

Carrasco, E.F. and J. R. Banga (1998) A hybrid method for the optimal control of chemical processes. UKACC Int. Conf. on CONTROL'98, 1-4 Sept., University of Wales Swansea, UK. zipped ps file

Barton, P.I., J.R. Banga and S. Galan (1998) Optimization of discontinuous dynamic systems . Proceedings of 16th Symposium on Energy Engineering Sciences, 13-15th May, Argonne, Illinois.

Previous (1987-1997)

Process Optimisation Conference, 7-9 April, 1987, Nottingham (U.K.). Organized by the IChemE. Contribution: "Integrated controlled random search: application to a wastewater treatment plant model".

Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting 1991 (IFT91) . Köln (Germany), 28 May-3 June 1989. Contribution: "Simulation of thermal processes in tuna can manufacture".

5th International Congress on Engineering & Food (ICEF5) Dallas (TX, U.S.A.), June 1991. Contribution: "MOPT: multipurpose optimization of thermal processing".

8th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST). Toronto (Canada) 28-30 Sept. 1991. Contribution: "Minimization of process time in thermal processing of canned foods".

Simulation and Supercomputing,10 October 1991, Parque Tecnológico de Madrid. Organized by IMADE (Instituto Madrileño de Desarrollo) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Contribution: "Optimization of distributed parameters systems: application to the thermal processing of foods".

6th International Congress on Engineering & Food (ICEF6). Chiba (Japan), 23-27 May 1993. Contributions:

  • "Computer-aided design and optimization of sterilization of canned tuna"
  • "ICRS/DS: a computer package for the optimization of batch processes and its applications in food processing"
  • "Different strategies for controlling pressure during the cooling stage in batch retorts"

ESCAPE-3 (European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering).Graz (Austria), 4-7 July 1993. Contribution: "Optimal control of heat and mass transfer in food and bioproducts processing"

Food Control: on-line control for improved quality, organized by the European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFoST), Porto (Portugal) 26-29 September 1993. Contribution: "Novel approaches to process optimization in food processing".

AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting 1994,San Francisco, November 1994. Contributions:

  • Stochastic optimal control of fed-batch bioreactors.
  • A dynamic model for the thermal processing of bioproducts in batch retorts.
  • Global linearizing controllers in the presence of constraints. A case study.

State of the Art in Global Optimization: Computational Methods and Applications: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (USA), 28-30 April 1995. Contribution: "Global optimization of chemical processes using stochastic algorithms".

XXV Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física,Santiago de Compostela, 18-23 Septiembre 1995. Contributions:

  • Control óptimo de procesos mediante un algoritmo estocástico.
  • Métodos de linealización global: control no lineal con restricciones.
  • Modelado y simulación de fenómenos de transferencia de materia y energía durante el procesamiento de alimentos.

AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting 1995,Miami, Noviembre 1995. Contributions:

  • Application of stochastic optimization to model-predictive and optimal control
  • A novel approach to dynamic optimization of ODE and DAE systems as high-index problems.

ICEF 7 (International Conference on Engineering and Food), Brighton (UK), April 13-18, 1997. Contributions:

  • Dynamic optimization of food processing
  • Process control in food process engineering: state of the art and new challenges

ECC 97 (European Control Conference), Brussels (Belgium), 1-4 July 1997. Contribution: "Stochastic algorithms for the optimal control of complex bioprocesses".

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