Journal of Control Science and Engineering

Model Predictive Control

Publishing date
01 Jan 2012
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China

2Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G6

3School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798

4Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

Model Predictive Control


Model Predictive Control (MPC) has been a leading technology in the field of advanced process control for over 30 years. MPC differs from other control techniques in its implementation. At each sampling time, MPC optimizes a performance cost satisfying the physical constraints, to obtain a sequence of control moves. However, only the most recent control move among this sequence is implemented. MPC has been developed from the classical DMC, MPHC, GPC, and so forth, to the synthesis approaches with guaranteed stability. However, there is big gap between the theoretical investigations and industrial applications.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the new research ideas and results for MPC. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last five years. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Industrial applications of MPC
  • Experimental studies of MPC
  • Hardware and software developments of MPC
  • MPC-oriented real-time optimization (RTO) and steady-state target calculation
  • Nonlinear MPC
  • Robust MPC
  • Output feedback MPC
  • Performance assessment of MPC
  • Networked implementation of MPC
  • Fast and offline implementation of MPC
  • Distributed MPC
  • MPC for hybrid systems

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 240898
  • - Editorial

Model Predictive Control

Baocang Ding | Marcin T. Cychowski | ... | Biao Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 313716
  • - Research Article

Distributed Model Predictive Control of the Multi-Agent Systems with Improving Control Performance

Wei Shanbi | Chai Yi | Li Penghua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 402948
  • - Research Article

Model Predictive Control of Uncertain Constrained Linear System Based on Mixed ℋ2/ℋ Control Approach

Patience E. Orukpe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 159072
  • - Research Article

Experimental Application of Predictive Controllers

C. H. F. Silva | H. M. Henrique | L. C. Oliveira-Lopes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 485784
  • - Research Article

Robust Model Predictive Control Using Linear Matrix Inequalities for the Treatment of Asymmetric Output Constraints

Mariana Santos Matos Cavalca | Roberto Kawakami Harrop Galvão | Takashi Yoneyama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 729748
  • - Research Article

Efficient Model Predictive Algorithms for Tracking of Periodic Signals

Yun-Chung Chu | Michael Z. Q. Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 630645
  • - Research Article

Pole Placement-Based NMPC of Hammerstein Systems and Its Application to Grade Transition Control of Polypropylene

He De-Feng | Yu Li
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