Special Tracks

Application Track

Technical sessions with applications contents will be organized in the Application Track, which is an essential component of the workshop. The Application Track will feature high-quality papers in the fields of applications encompassed in the classic scope of the workshop: i.e., distributed systems, industrial processes, intelligent sensors and actuators, transportation systems, renewable energy systems.

 

Industry Track

The Industry Track will feature high-quality papers describing new systems or new techniques with an emphasis on innovative industrial solutions in relevant emerging areas: these include, but are not limited to, cyber-physical productive systems, industrial internet of things, machine-to-machine communications, big data and cloud computing.

 

Success Stories and Best Practices

Papers setting out the essential elements of procedures generally accepted as superior to any alternatives in dealing with challenging issues in the areas of advanced control and diagnosis (e.g., complex dynamics, distributed and diverse processes and phenomena, highly demanding safety and reliability requirements, etc.) are strongly encouraged. Further, manuscripts about success stories, highlighting the achievements and progress of a program, an activity or an enterprise, with a special focus on complexity in advanced control and diagnosis, are equally welcome.

 

Control Education

Contributions concerning up-to-date topics in teaching control systems are strongly encouraged. The suggested themes are twofold: i) how new technologies and teaching paradigms (e.g., project-based learning, hardware labs, internet-based teaching technologies, etc.) impact on the methodologies to hold control systems classes; ii) how novel teaching approaches contribute to motivate and attract undergraduate students to control engineering. In addition, submissions or invited session proposals on other themes pertaining to control education (e.g., cooperation between industry and academia for educational purposes, control education and the cross-disciplinary nature of control, etc.) are welcome.