For the requirement of highly accurate finishing temperature control during accelerating hot strip rolling, the finishing temperature and
rolling speed setup models have been successfully established. The relationship between the threading speed and finishing temperature
was obtained, and a method to determine the speed, acceleration rate and high acceleration zone distance was proposed when the strip is
rolled at high acceleration period using iteration calculation. A method to determine the starting and ending points of speed drop was discussed
in the paper. In order to ensure the available characteristics of setup and control models, the self-learning strategies including the
self-learning of the model coefficients, acceleration rate and slab temperature slope were built up in this study. According to the on-line
control results of strip temperature composing of feed-forward and feed-back control models which was employed in a plant, the control
accuracy of finishing temperature satisfies the requirement well.