Call for Papers


ACD 2019 Call for Papers

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Call for Papers (as circulated by the IFAC Secretariat on May 10, 2019)

INVITATION The Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to submit papers and invited session proposals to the 15th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis, which will be held in Bologna, Italy, on November 21-22, 2019.  



  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Invited Session Proposals Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 10, 2019
  • Final Paper Submission: July 31, 2019
  • Early Registration Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Workshop Dates: November 21-22, 2019





*Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

  • Sarah Spurgeon (University College London) - Thursday, November 21, hrs 9.00-10.00
  • Alessandro Giua (Università di Cagliari & Aix-Marseille Université) - Friday, November 22, hrs 9.00-10.00

 *The technical program will be announced early September.


PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION Authors are invited to submit papers and invited session proposals in all areas of advanced control and fault diagnosis. Papers will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers and acceptance/rejection will be decided by the IPC. At least one author is required to register at the conference and present his/her paper for this to be included in the proceedings. By uploading their manuscript, the authors certify that the submission represents original work that neither has appeared or has been accepted to appear elsewhere for publication, nor is under review for another publication in its current form. The conference proceedings will be published online in a volume of the Springer series “Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences – Proceedings”



Full Registration: 250,00 Euro before 31 July 2019 (280,00 Euro after 31 July 2019).

Student Registration: 150,00 Euro before 31 July 2019 (170,00 Euro after 31 July 2019).

Industry Day: 150,00 Euro before 31 July 2019 (170,00 Euro after 31 July 2019).

The full-rate fee includes on-line proceedings, coffee-breaks, buffet lunches, social dinner, 1 accepted paper upload. The student-rate fee includes on-line proceedings, coffee-breaks, buffet lunches, 1 accepted paper upload. The “Industry Day” fee includes coffee-break and buffet lunch on Friday. Additional paper uploads are possible at the rate of 80,00 Euro each. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased at the rate of 80,00 Euro each.



  • TC 6.4 “Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes – SAFEPROCESS”
  • TC 2.2 “Linear Control Systems”


SCOPE The European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis is a scientific event periodically organized by research groups active in the areas of advanced control systems and fault diagnosis. The first edition of the workshop took place in Duisburg, Germany, in November 2003. Since then, it has been organized annually and hosted at various Universities in France, Germany, UK, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Czech Republic and Romania. The aim is gathering academics and professionals from diverse fields of control systems and automation and offering them a forum to discuss current research developments and open problems, illustrate practical applications and articulate industry needs and priorities. In accordance with the ACD tradition, all major areas of advanced control and diagnosis will be covered in this edition, which, as a novelty with respect to the previous ones, will also include topics related to cyber-physical production systems, industrial internet of things, systems and control for sustainability, and structural methods for complex systems.


TOPICS 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; 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; Cyber-physical production systems; Industrial Internet of Things; Systems and control for sustainability; Intelligent sensors and actuators; Transportation systems; Renewable energy systems.



  • National Organizing Committee Chair Elena Zattoni (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, IT)
  • National Organizing Committee Vice-Chair from Industry Danilo Mascolo (Confindustria Emilia Romagna Ricerca, IT)
  • National Organizing Committee Co-Chairs: Maria Elisabetta Penati, Italy (Local arrangements), Elena Mainardi, Italy (Special tracks)
  • International Program Committee Chair: Silvio Simani (Università di Ferrara, IT)
  • International Program Committee Vice-Chair Jozef Korbicz (University of Zielona Gora, PL)
  • International Program Committee Vice-Chair from Industry Peter Fogh Odgaard (Goldwind Denmark, DK)
  • Editor: Giuseppe Conte (Università Politecnica delle Marche, IT)


ACD Steering Committee: A. Aitouche, FR; J. Korbicz, PL; H.H. Niemann, DK; D. Popescu, RO; H. Schulte, DE; S. Simani, IT; O. Straka, CZ; D. Theilliol, FR


VENUE The city of Bologna has a population of almost 400.000 inhabitants and it is the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in Northern Italy. Bologna is located at the crossroads of the most important highways and railways that goes from North to South, from East to West of the Peninsula. Also, Bologna can be easily reached by direct flights from all main European airports. The town, 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 perfect setting not only for a profitable scientific event but also for a very pleasant stay.