Optimal operation: Scheduling, advanced control and their integration

Sebastian Engell, Iiro Harjunkoski*

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This paper discusses the integration of scheduling and advanced control. It gives a brief overview on the challenges for today's production systems, analyzes the functional hierarchy for plant operations and discusses similarities and differences between the two domains. Possible benefits of a closer integration are outlined and the realization of a tighter integration is discussed. This is followed by practical integration aspects and before the conclusions the main industrial requirements are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-133
Number of pages13
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Advanced control
  • Industrial challenges
  • Integration
  • Moving horizon techniques
  • Online optimization
  • Scheduling


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