Presentation of the Department

Research activity of the institute is oriented mainly to informatization and control of production and technological processes. It means that it integrate research activity in partial depend areas as for example are mechanization, automation, applied informatics, and process control applied to the technologies, production as well as quality process control.

List of available research equipment for cooperation

Laboratories and technological equipment of Institute of Control and
Informatization of Production Processes
1. Laboratory of Informatization of the Processes and IS (PC2);
2. Laboratory of Information Technologies (PC3/LIP);
3. Laboratory of Direct Control (PC4);
4. Laboratory of Industrial Control Systems (LPRS);
5. Laboratory of Technological Processes (LTP).

 Laboratory furnaces SKP 1200/4, r. 2005;
 Analyzer Wohler A97;
 Infra Pyrometer CYCLOP 153A;
 Modules PLC B&R X20;
 PLC automata B&R X20 + Panel PP65;
 PLC 2005 – Control Systems;
 Compressor SPRINGER 860D + control unit RO 102;
 Fen RVI 315-1N3L90 + frequency converter;
 Various measurement devices (pressure, flow, temperature, … );
 dSPACE Kit DS1104 PPC;
 Armfield PCT40 + PCT41;
 Armfield HT10XC + HT11C + HT14C + HT15C;
 Armfield PCT51;
 Armfield PCT52;
 Armfield PCT53;
 Spectral analyzer SR760;
 Digital scope Tektronix TDS1002 60Mhz;
 Analog scope HM2005-2;
 Signal generator Metex MXG 9802A.

SW license:
 SCADA/HMI System Promotic;
 Matlab+Simulink with Toolboxes;
 Automation Studio 3.081;
 LABVIEW Academic Standard Suite

Our research topics and cooperation are:

  • mathematical modeling
  • simulation
  • optimization
  • process control
  • industrial automation
  • applied informatics (informatization)
  • quality process control
  • signal and image processing
  • SW engineering
  • fractional calculus and its applications

Form of cooperation (as co-solver and co-worker):

  • mathematical modeling of the processes and systems
  • experimental verification of the mathematical models
  • simulation of the dynamical behavior of the processes and systems
  • design of the control systems
  • implementation and tuning of the control systems and controllers


List of department’s top 10 projects since 2007

RFCR-CT-2013-00002: Underground Coal Gasification in operating mine and areas of high vulnerability, EU-The research fund for Coal and Steel, Brussel,

Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Karol Kostúr, CSc.

APVV-0582-06: Underground Coal Gasification by thermal dissociation

Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Karol Kostúr, CSc.

APVV-0040-07: Fractional-order dynamical systems and controllers: methods, algorithms, and tools for modelling, simulation, analysis and synthesis

Principal investigator: prof. RNDr. Igor Podlubný, DrSc.

APVV-0482-11: Study of systems and controllers of fractional, variable, and distributed order: methods, algorithms, and tools for modeling, simulation,

analysis and synthesis

Principal investigator: prof. RNDr. Igor Podlubný, DrSc.

APVV-14-0892: Modern methods, algorithms and tools for modeling, simulation, control,

analysis and synthesis of processes and control systems

Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Ivo Petráš, DrSc.

VEGA 1/0729/12: Research and development of methods and tools for modelling the processes and devices in the area of mining and processing of raw materials

Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Ján Terpák, CSc.

VEGA 1/0497/11: Research of fractional-order systems and fractional-order controllers for modeling, simulation, and control of processes

Principal investigator: prof. RNDr. Igor Podlubný, DrSc.

VEGA 1/0746/11: Modern methods of modeling, analysis, and control of processes for Earth sources extracting and processing

Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Ľubomír Dorčák, CSc.

VEGA 1/0390/10: Methods, algorithms, and tools for modelling, analysis, and synthesis of control systems of technological objects and processes

Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Ivo Petráš, DrSc.

VEGA 1/2578/12: Application of metric space theory in the solution of geotechnics  problems and seismic engineering

Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Igor Leššo, CSc.


List of department’s current partners

Name of institution / country  

Department of Electrical Electronics and Automation Engineering,

University of Extremadura, Spain

Institute of Automation, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

MESA Lab., University of California, Merced, USA

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Glowny Instytut Gornictwa, “Gig”, Katowice, Poland

Asociación Para La Investigación Y Desarrollo Industrial De Los Recursos Naturales Aitemin, “Ait” Leganes, Spain

DMT Gmbh& CO. KG, “DMT”, Essen, Germany

Institut National De L Environnement Et Des Risques Ineris, “Ineris“, Verneuil En Halatte, France

Katowicki Holding Weglowy Sa, “Khw Sa”, Katowice, Poland

Subterra Ingenieria, S.L., “Sub”, Madrid, Spain

University Of Nottingham “Uon”, Nottingham, United Kingdom

VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech republic

University of Craiova, Romania

AGH – UST, Cracow, Poland

University of Miskolc, Hungary

STU Bratislava, FCHPT, Slovakia