Universidade do Minho.


Universidade do Porto.


Universidade de Aveiro.


Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.


Research Center for Systems & Technologies.


Center of Physics of the University of Minho and Porto.


Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences.


Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications.

The Team

Sofia Lopes (PI)

CF-UM-UP, Universidade do Minho.

Fernando Fontes (co-PI)

SYSTEC-ISR, Universidade do Porto.

Amélia Caldeira

SYSTEC-ISR, Politécnico do Porto.

Aureliano Malheiro

CITAB, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

Fernanda Costa

CMAT, Universidade do Minho.

Gaspar Machado

CF-UM-UP, Universidade do Minho.

José Pereira

CITAB, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

Luís Tiago Paiva

SYSTEC-ISR, Universidade do Porto.

Mª do Rosário de Pinho

SYSTEC-ISR, Universidade do Porto.

A. Manuela Gonçalves

CMAT, Universidade do Minho.

Marco Costa

CIDMA, Universidade de Aveiro.

Naim Haie

CTAC, Universidade do Minho.

Paulo Pereira

CMAT, Universidade do Minho.

Rui Pereira

CF-UM-UP, Universidade do Minho.

Sérgio Lopes

Universidade do Minho.

Setephane Clain

CF-UM-UP, Universidade do Minho.

Teresa Malheiro

CMAT, Universidade do Minho.

Vicente Sousa

CITAB, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

Vitor Fonte

Universidade do Minho.

Project Publications

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Other Publications

5 Selected Team Publications

[LFPPG16] Sofia O. Lopes, F. A.C.C. Fontes, Rui M.S. Pereira, MdR de Pinho, and M. Gonçalves. (2016) Optimal Control Applied to an Irrigation Planning Problem. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2016.

[FH15] F.A.C.C. Fontes, H. Frankowska, (2015) Normality and nondegeneracy for optimal control problems with state constraints. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 166 (1), 115136 (7).

[PF15] L.T. Paiva, F.A.C.C. Fontes (2015) Adaptive TimeMesh Refinement in Optimal Control Problems with State Constraints. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, 35 (9).

[RCCFBM16] A. C. Reis, R. Costa, S. Clain, J. Figueiredo, M. A. Baptista, J. M. Miranda, Secondorder finite volume with hydrostatic reconstruction for tsunami simulation Journal of Advances in Modeling EarthSystems. vol. 8,, Issue 4,(2016) 1691–1713.

[CM16] M.Costa, M. Monteiro (2016). Discrimination of water quality monitoring sites in River Vouga using a mixedeffect state space model. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 30, 2: 607-619.

Project Bibliographic References

[AB99] Alpuim, T., Barbosa, S.. The Kalman filter in the estimation of area precipitation. Environmetrics 10:377-394, 1999.

[APRS98] Allen, R.G., Pereira, L.S., Raes, D., Smith, M.. Crop evapotranspiration. Guidelines for computing crop water requirements. UN-FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper nº 56, 1998.

[ARN11] Arnold, L.R.. Estimates of Deep percolation Return flow beneath a Flood and a sprinkler-irrigated site in weld country, Colorado, 2008-2009, Scientific Investigations Report 2011-500,2011.

[BCK10] Brown, P. D., Cochrane, T. A., Krom, T. D.. Optimal on-farm irrigation scheduling with a seasonal water limit using simulated annealing, Agricultural Water Management, 97 (6), 2010.

[BCSZ11] Baglietto, M. , Cervellera C., Sanguineti, M., Zoppoli, R.. Management of water resource systems in the presence of uncertainties by nonlinear approximation techniques and deterministic sampling, Computational Optimization and Applications, 47 (2), 2011.

[BDM02] Bemporad, A., Dua, M. Morari, V.. Pistikopoulos, The explicit linear quadratic regulator for constrained systems, Automatica, 38 (3), 2002.

[BPV16] Boccia, A., Pinho, M.R., Vinter, R.B.. Optimal Control Problems with Mixed and Pure State Constraints, SIAM J. Control Optim., 54(6), 3061–3083, 2016.

[C83] Clarke, F. H.. Optimization and Nonsmooth Analysis, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1983.

[CCM15] Costa, R.,  Clain, S., Machado, G.J.. Sixth-order finite volume method for the 1D biharmonic operator: application to the intramedullary nail simulation. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 25(3),529-537, 2015.

[CGT16] Costa, M., Gonçalves, A.M., Teixeira, L.. Change-point detection in environmental time series based on the informational approach. Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis 9, 2: 267 – 296, 2016.

[CP09] Clarke, F. H., Pinho, M. de. The nonsmooth maximum principle. Control and Cybernetics, 28 (4A), 2009.

[CRFF16] Costa, M.F.P., Rocha, A.M.A.C., Francisco, R.B.,Fernandes, E.M.G.P.. Firefly penalty-based algorithm for bound constrained mixed-integer nonlinear programming. Optimization, Volume 65, Issue 5, pp. 1085--1104, 2016.

[F01] Fontes, F. A. C. C..  A General Framework to Design Stabilizing Nonlinear Model Predictive Controllers Systems and control Letters, Vol.42 nº 2, pp.127-143, 2001.

[FM03] Fontes, F. A. C. C., Magni, L..Min-Max model predictive control of nonlinear systems using discontinuous feedbacks IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.48 nº 10, pp.1750-1755, 2003.

[FSCM12] Ferreira, M.I., Silvestre, J.,  Conceição, N., Malheiro, A. C... Crop and stress coefficients in rainfed and deficit irrigation vineyards using sap flow techniques. Irrigation Science 30:433-447, 2012.

[FCMCDGSEMS15] Fraga, H., Costa, R., Moutinho-Pereira, J. , Correia, C.M., Dinis, L. T.,  Goncalves, I., Silvestre, J.,  Eiras-Dias, J., Malheiro,A.C.,  Santos, J. A.. 2015. Modeling Phenology, Water Status, and Yield Components of Three Portuguese Grapevines Using the STICS Crop Model. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 66: 1-35, 2015.

[GC13] Gonçalves, A. M., Costa, M.. Predicting seasonal and hydro-meteorological impact in environmental variables modelling via Kalman filtering. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 27, 5: 1021- 1038, 2013.

[GGSA10] Galelli, S., Gandolfi, C., Soncini-Sessa, R., Agostani D.. Building a metamodel of irrigation district distributed-parameter model, Agricultural Water Management, 97, 2010.

[GMS97] Gill, P. E., Murray, W., Saunders, M. A.. SNOPT: An SQP algorithm for largescale constrained optimization. Numerical Analysis Report 97-1, Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1997.

[H16] Haie, N.. Sefficiency (Sustainable efficiency) of Water-Energy-Food Entangled Systems. International Journal of Water Resources Development, Taylor & Francis, 32:5, 721-7371, 2016.

[HK14] Haie, N.,  Keller, A.A.. Macro, Meso, Micro Efficiencies and Terminologies in Water Resources Management: a Look at Urban and Agricultural Differences. Water International, Taylor & Francis Ltd, UK. 39:1, 35-48, 2014.

[HKLM10] Hanson, D. A., Kryukov, Y., Leyffer, S., Munson, T. S.. Optimal Control Model of Technology Transition. Int. J. of Global Energy Issues, 33(3-4), 2010.

[HPMK12]  Haie, N., Pereira, R.M., Machado, G.J., Keller, A.A.. Analysis of Effective Efficiency in Decision Making for Irrigation Interventions. Springer, Water Resources, Vol.39, No.6, pp700-707, 2012.

[K09] Kvasnica, M.. Real-Time Model Predictive Control via Multi-Parametric Programming: Theory and Tools, VDM Verlag, 2009.

[KGB04] Kvasnica,M., Grieder, P., Baoti‘c, M.. Multi-Parametric Toolbox (MPT), 2004

[LFP13] Lopes, S. O., Fontes, F. A. C. C., Pinho, M. de.. An Integral-type Constraint Qualification to Guarantee Nondegeneracy of the Maximum Principle for Optimal Control Problems with State Constraint, Systems and Control Letters 62 (2013), pp. 686-692.

[LFPGM13] Lopes, S. O., Fontes, F. A. C. C., Pereira, R. M. S., Gonçalves, M. and Machado, G. J., Irrigation Planning: an optimal control approach. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1558, 626 (2013).

[LFPPR15] Lopes, S. O., Fontes, F. A. C. C., Pereira, R. M. S., Pinho, MDR. Ribeiro, C. . Optimal Control for an Irrigation Planning Problem: Characterization of Solution and Validation of the Numerical Results. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 321, pp. 157-167, 2014.

[RAP96] Raposo, J. R.. A REGA - dos primitivos regadios às modernas técnicas de rega. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1996.

[RCF17] Rocha, A.M.A. C., Costa, M.F.P., Fernandes,E.M. G. P..  On a smoothed penalty-based algorithm for global optimization. Journal of Global Optimization, publicado online em 22 de Fevereiro de 2017.

[TBSDR03] Timm, L. C., Barbosa, E. P., Souza, M. D., Dynia, J. F., Reichart, K.. State-space analysis of soil data: an approach based on space-varying regression models. Soils and Plant Nutrition. Scientia Agricola ISSN 0103-9016, 2003.

[WA02] Walter, I. A., Allen,  R. G., Elliott, R.,  Itenfisu, D.,  Brown, P., M. Jensen, M. E., Mecham,B., Howell, T.A., Snyder, R.L., Eching,S., Spofford, T., Hattendorf,M., Martin, D., Cuenca, R.H., Wright, J. L..The ASCE standardized reference evapotranspiration equation. Rep. Task Com. on Standardized Reference Evapotranspiration, EWRI-Am. Soc. Civil. Engr., Reston, VA, 57, 2002.

[XZ10] Xianhong, X., Zhang, D.. Data assimilation for distributed hydrological catchment modelling via ensemble Kalman filter. Advances in Water Resources. 33:678-690, 2010.