The workshop program can be found here (updated 18/04/2022).

The book of abstracts can be found here.

We are happy to invite you to the 6th Edition of the Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks held as an in-person event in Leuven, Belgium, 25-27 April 2022. The workshop is also followed by a mini-course on nonlinear system identification, 28-29 April 2022.

This year again, the workshop is building upon its basic ingredients:

  • It stands as a forum facilitating the exchange of ideas and knowledge between the control, machine learning, and mechanical engineering communities.

  • A selection of renowned keynote speakers from the same 3 communities are invited to share with the audience their views on the future trends in nonlinear system identification. A preliminary list of this year’s speakers is:

(1) Juš Kocijan, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia: Simulation of autoregressive Gaussian-process models

(2) Håkan Hjalmarsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden: Identification of nonlinear stochastic differential-algebraic equation models

(3) Dhammika Widanage, University of Warwick, UK: Nonlinear system identification of battery dynamics and future directions

(4) Kim Batselier, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands: Tensor-based kernel methods for nonlinear system identification

  • Interested attendees are challenged to apply their favorite system identification tool to a carefully established list of benchmark systems and present their results as a regular presentation during the workshop. The list of benchmarks has recently been upgraded, and today 12 different benchmarks are proposed, addressing a wide range of state-of-the-art challenges in the field with various levels of difficulties.

  • A 2-day course on nonlinear system identification precedes the workshop (28-29 April).

The workshop is open to both presenting and non-presenting participants. Contributions are expected to present the outcome of their favorite system identification approach on one or more of the benchmark datasets. The workshop is organized as an in-person event, as long as the covid-19 regulations allow for this. Visit to get more information about the workshop!

Important dates:

  1. Registration deadline: Sunday, March 27 April 3, 2022, (workshop: register here, mini-course: register here)

  2. Recommended: as soon as possible - send a tentative abstract title + list of authors to

  3. Abstract submission deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022 – send to - 1-page abstract, template available here.

  4. Notification of acceptance: Friday, March 25, 2022

Registration fees:

  • Workshop: 250 Euro (normal registration), 100 Euro (student registration)

  • Mini-Course: 150 Euro (normal registration), 75 Euro (student registration)

Venue (workshop): Machinezaal, Thermotechnisch Instituut, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

Venue (mini-course): Kasteelpark Arenberg, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium. The exact venue will be announced soon!

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you to Leuven next spring!