Program Overview

The conference general program will run for two days, from September 4th to September 6th, 2024, and will include papers presented and discussions. The conference program will be released soon.

The preliminary agenda for the two-day workshop is currently accessible.
This agenda will be periodically updated as additional information is confirmed and finalised. We encourage participants to check the most current schedule and session details regularly.

Short courses

The conference short courses will run for two days on September 3rd and 4th, 2024. Registration for short courses will open by the end of June 2024.
Please note the conference registration does not include pre-workshop activities.

Short courses proposals

We are accepting proposals for short courses on topics related to the conference area of interest. The short course proposals must provide a detailed description of the short course objectives, target audience, and tentative schedule. Short course proposals should be submitted to


The proceedings will be published shortly after the conference in IFAC-PapersOnLine

Plenary lectures

Advanced process control in mineral processing: Trends and Opportunities

Prof. Ian K Craig
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Pretoria

Ian Keith Craig received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pretoria, the S.M. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Ph.D and M.B.A. degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. He heads the control systems group in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP), featured in the April 2024 issue of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. Before joining UP, Ian was part of the Measurement and Control Division of Mintek, where he was involved in designing, implementing, and commercialising advanced controllers for the mineral processing industry. His research interests include model-based control and optimisation in the process industries.

Ian was editor-in-chief of the journal Control Engineering Practice from 2005 to 2010 and the president of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) from 2011 to 2014. He chaired the IFAC Foundation Board from 2017-2023 and is currently the IFAC Publications Management Board Chair. Ian is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering and has received the Exceptional Academic Achiever award from the University of Pretoria five times. He has presented plenary addresses at a number of conferences, including the 5th IFAC Workshop on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing, the Chinese Process Control Conference and the Control Conference Africa.

Social Program

Title : Conference Welcome Reception Cocktail
Session : 4 September 2024 (6.00pm-9.00pm) | Brisbane Customs House

Title : Conference Dinner
Session : 5 September 2024 (6.30pm-10.30pm) | Brisbane Customs House