Registration and payments
The organizers have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the DISC Summer School on Optimization in Control Theory, which is scheduled to take place between June 11-14, 2012, at "De Baak Seaside", Noordwijk (near Leiden) The Netherlands.
The invitation is aimed at research students and staff members of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC), and other researchers and engineers engaged in the systems and control area.
The Summer School is financially supported by NWO
(Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
Since 1990, DISC has successfully organized yearly summer schools on various topics pertinent to theoretical and practical aspects of systems and control, with an international audience of about 40-60 participants. Together with the graduate course program that is maintained by DISC, the summer schools form part of the educational facilities that DISC offers to PhD students in systems theory and control engineering. The main goal of the summer schools is to familiarize young researchers with recent developments in systems and control as well as in neighboring disciplines, and to provide them with the opportunity to enjoy, in an informal atmosphere, discussions with top researchers in systems and control. The summer schools also provide an opportunity for disc staff members and others to upgrade their knowledge of specific areas of interest.
Optimization has always been a core ingredient in the synthesis of control systems and in solving design questions related to applications in various engineering disciplines. Many challenges in control and engineering translate to fundamental questions in optimization and their solutions depend on the availability of reliable techniques in optimization. This summer school focuses on topics that are relevant to optimization in control theory:
The lecturers of the summer school will include:
Lund University, Sweden
University of California, San Diego, USA
Linkoping University, Sweden
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Thijs van Keulen
DAF/Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
University of Groningen
The program is available here.
PhD students can obtain 1,5 credit for the DISC Summer School.
The registration fee is 1000 Euro with a reduction to 800 Euro for disc-members and disc-students.
The school is limited to 50 participants based on a first-come first-serve policy.
The registration form is available on the DISC forum, non DISC members can sent an email to
Registration deadline is May 25, 2012.
The registration fee includes:
• Admission to all sessions.
• A USB stick with the lecture notes, so please take your laptop with you.
• Coffee, tea, ice water, and mints during the meeting.
• Overnight stay on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Full accomodation, including all meals, from lunch on Monday until lunch on Thursday.
All payments must be made in EUR, incorporating all charges, and should be made by bank transfer to:
• For Dutch accounts
Account number: 3127876
Account holder: Stichting SMBT
2601 DJ Delft
• For other accounts
Account holder: ING
NL-1102 BW Amsterdam
BIC: INGBNL 2A
Account holder: Stichting SMBT
Please indicate your name and mention "Disc Summer School 2012'' on the transfer, otherwise your payment cannot be traced to your reservation. We emphasize that reservations are firm only
• after we have received your registration fee and
• after receipt of the Registration form has been acknowledged.
Unfortunately Credit Card payments cannot be accepted.
Cancellation and refund policy
Cancellations are to be made in writing/email to
. Cancellations received before May 15 will be reimbursed in full after deduction of an administrative charge of EUR 35. For cancellations received after May 15 no refunds can be made. Substitutions can always be made at no additional charge if the accommodation is still available.
For communications regarding the conference location or registrations, please contact the disc secretariat: Saskia van der Meer (email:
The Summer School organizers are Siep Weiland (
) and Anton Stoorvogel (
). The organizers can provide further information regarding the program. The Summer School is an activity of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control, DISC.
For information regarding the organization of the school please contact the disc secretariat:
Saskia van der Meer
Delft University of Technology
2628 CD Delft
Phone: 015-27 85572 Fax: 015-27 86679 Email:
De Baak Seaside, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Sheets will be online available for (only) the participants of the Summer School.
At the beginning of the Summer School you will receive all available slides on USB stick. Please take your laptop with you, internet access is unlimited available.