Fifth IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems
September 8-10, 2004
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
From September 8. to September 10. 2004, the
Workshop on Time-Delay Systems was held in Leuven, Belgium. This
workshop fits in a series of workshops on the interplay between delay
and control organized under the flag of the
International Federation of
Automatic Control (IFAC). Previous workshops in this series were
held in Grenoble, Ancona, Santa-Fe and Rocquencourt. This year about
about 60 researchers in the broad field of time-delay systems were
brought together in the historical town of Leuven.
The workshop took place in the Convent of Chievres, one of
the historical houses in the Great Beguinage of Leuven (Groot
Begijnhof in Dutch). The Great Beguinage of Leuven is one of the
best preserved beguinages in the world and declared as UNESCO World
Heritage Site. The beautiful environment in combination with the
excellent weather and the good meals made this workshop very
|Group photo taken at the Fifth IFAC Workshop
on Time-Delay Systems, September 2004.
The scientific programme was equally attractive: This three-day
workshop consisted of 3 plenary lectures and more than 40
presentations, organized in a number of minisymposia. The themes of
the talks ranged from the theory of automatic control to applications
and numerical methods. By keeping the scope broad, the organizers
aimed at stimulating the interaction between different disciplines.
They certainly succeeded in bringing together people with different
backgrounds in a friendly atmosphere that encourages collaboration.
This made the workshop very interesting to all participants. Many
thanks to the organizers, Wim Michiels and Dirk Roose.
|Written by Koen Verheyden
|Katholieke Universiteit Leuven