July 17 - 21, 2017, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

TEMPO: Training in Embedded Control and Optimization, MC ITN Project 607957.

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The aim of this intensive five-days summer schools is to give hands-on experience in implementation of model predictive controllers (MPC) on embedded hardware like field-programmable gateway arrays (FPGAs), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and Arduino microcontrollers. The course is recommended for both industrial and academic researchers as well as for master and PhD students of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics.


The school will be composed of three modules:

Prerequisites, Workload, and Evaluation

Participants are expected to possess basic knowledge in the areas of optimisation-based control design and Matlab programming. Additionally, a good command of the C language is required. Participants are expected to bring their own notebooks with following software installed:

The total workload is 40 hours including lectures, exercises, project work, and self-study, and the course gives 3 ECTS credits. The final course evaluation is based on a successful defense of the project. A certificate of attendance can be given to participants not wishing to participate in the project.

Location and Schedule

The course takes place from Monday to Friday, July 17-21, 2017, from 9:00-18:00, at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STUBA). For more information on how to get to Bratislava and STUBA, please visit this page.

Registration and Contact

Participation in the course is limited to 50 places. The registration fee is 250€ and covers printed and electronic course materials, guided lab tours, social dinner, coffee breaks, and a free Arduino board for each participant. Participants will test their algorithms on Flexy (open-source hardware device for process control training and education). Registration fee payment will include possibility to buy Flexy (additional 50€).

To register, fill out the registration form. The registration deadline is May 31, 2017.

Payment of the registration fee has to be done by a bank transfer. The bank account details will be available after April 11, 2017 and sent to registered participants.

To contact the organizers, send an email to temposchool17@kirp.chtf.stuba.sk.

List of participants (updated irregularly): google sheet


Eduroam is available across all STUBA campuses. Please make sure you have registered for eduroam at your home institution before arrival. If you do not have access to eduroam, a guest account can be created for you.

Accommodation and Meals

To be organised by each participant individually, there are several hotels in Bratislava, see, e.g.:

A limited number of participants can get accommodation at STU guest house (30 €/night). We have reserved 15 single rooms at hotel Akademik from Sunday 16.7. to Friday 21.7. These will be served using first-come, first-served policy.

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