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Model Predictive Control - Recent Design and Implementations for Varied Applications

Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid, Ph.D. is an autonomous vehicle expert, and with more than 30 scientific publications under his belt, Umar actively participates in global automotive standardization efforts and is a Secretary for a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Committee.

Co-editor:

Ahmad 'Athif Mohd Faudzi

University of Technology Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr. Ahmad 'Athif Mohd Faudzi has more than 100 scientific publications as of 2021 and is currently leading a team of 18 researchers in UTM doing research works on control, automation, and actuators.

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Model-Based Control Optimal Control Industrial Automation Linear Actuator Nonlinear Actuator System Identification Soft Robotics Service Robots Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Autonomous Vehicle Process Engineering Chemical Engineering

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Model Predictive Control (MPC) is a highly studied topic in the control system field. The inclusion of the dynamic models of a plant or process into the formulation aids in improving the control system performance. With advances in computational devices, MPC has started to gain recognition by practitioners in varied industrial sectors such as chemical engineering, industrial plant applications, and recently in robotics and autonomous vehicles, among many others. However, despite the advance and progress, implementation in uncertain environments and highly nonlinear scenario remains challenging. This book tries to visit the recent works on different types of Model Predictive Control, for example, Learning-Based MPC, Robust MPC, Nonlinear MPC, and Explicit MPC.

As the potential of MPC is vast, the book is aimed to cover the application of MPC in multi-applications such as automotive, robotics, agriculture automation, aircraft, chemical process engineering as well as unmanned surface vehicles, and other related topics. The editors believe that this book will be beneficial for researchers, practitioners, and a generic audience who has interests in control engineering in varied applications across different sectors. The publication is also expected to serve as centralized information gathering for aspiring researchers who are starting their research journey in the model predictive control topic. To summarising, this book is aimed to provide a comprehensive wide overview of the recent discussions on the Model Predictive Control topics.
 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 25th 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 24th 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 12th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: October 11th 2021

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About the editor

Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid

Sensible 4 Oy

Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid, PhD has been working in the autonomous vehicle field since 2014 with various teams in different countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Finland). He is now leading a team of 12 engineers working in the Autonomous Vehicle Software Product Development with Sensible 4, Finland. Umar is one of the recipients for the Finnish Engineering Award 2020 for his contributions to the development of all-weather autonomous driving solutions with the said firm. He is an aspiring automotive thought leader and often invited as a guest and keynote speaker to industrial and technical events. With more than 30 scientific and technical publications as author and editor under his belt, Umar actively participates in global automotive standardization efforts where he is a Secretary for a Society Automotive Engineers (SAE) Committee.

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