The 15th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD 2019) will be held Thursday to Friday, November 21-22, 2019 at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, with the support of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”.

The European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis is a scientific event periodically organized by research groups active in the areas of advanced control and diagnosis. The aim is gathering academics and professionals from diverse fields of control systems and automation and offering a forum to discuss current research developments and open problems, illustrate practical applications and articulate industry needs and priorities. The first edition of the workshop took place in Duisburg, Germany, in November 2003. Since then, the workshop has been organized annually and hosted at various European Universities in France, Germany, UK, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Czech Republic and Romania.

The 15th edition of the workshop will feature contributed and invited papers, as well as plenary lectures delivered by high-profile scientists and experts in advanced control and diagnosis. The contributions, either with a more theoretical nature or with a focus on applications, will span a variety of up-to-date topics in the field of systems and control. The main workshop topics include, but are not limited to, robust control, adaptive control, fault-tolerant control, control reconfiguration, model-based diagnosis of linear, nonlinear and hybrid systems, data-driven diagnosis methods, process supervision, diagnosis and control of discrete-event systems, maintenance and repair strategies, statistical methods for fault diagnosis, reliability and safety, signal and image processing, system identification, vision and robotics, condition monitoring, maintenance engineering, prognosis and health management, interval methods, numerical methods, neural and fuzzy methods, artificial intelligence methods for control and diagnosis. The main fields of applications are distributed systems, industrial processes, intelligent sensors and actuators, transportation systems, renewable energy systems. Further, the scope of the workshop has been broadened with respect to the previous editions to include challenging issues arising in the areas of cyber-physical production systems, industrial internet of things, systems and control for sustainability and structural methods for complex systems.

Last but not least, the city of Bologna, with its rich history, the oldest university of the western world, the beautiful middle-age downtown, the excellent food, the lively streets, and the gorgeous surroundings is the ideal seat not only for a profitable scientific event but also for a very pleasant stay.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I warmly invite you to submit your work and join us at ACD 2019!

Elena ZATTONI, PhD (General Chair)