European Control Conference (ECC 2020), May 12-15, 2020.

Submission will be open in July, 2019

European Control Conference (ECC 2020) to be held in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia, on May 12-15, 2020.

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English will be the official language of the Conference. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Call for Papers

The European Control Conference (ECC) is the annual conference promoted by the European Control Association (EUCA) and is intended to provide a stimulating environment for a productive exchange of ideas and developments in the area of systems and control, and related applications.

ECC 2020 is the 18th in the EUCA Series of European Control Conferences and will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia from May, 12 to May, 15, 2020.

Technical co-sponsorship of the event is provided by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Control
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Automotive Control
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Biological Systems
  • Cognitive Control
  • Complex Systems
  • Computational Methods
  • Control Education
  • Control in Manufacturing
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Decentralized Control
  • Design Methodologies
  • Discrete Events Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Environmental Systems
  • Estimation
  • Fault Detection
  • Fault Management
  • Health Monitoring and Control
  • Human-in-the-Loop
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Learning Systems
  • Linear Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Applications
  • Micro and Nano Systems
  • Modeling
  • Multiagent Systems
  • Network Control Systems
  • Noise and Vibration Control
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Optimization
  • Process Control
  • Reconfigurable Control
  • Robot Control
  • Signal Processing
  • Smart Cities
  • Stochastic Systems
  • System Identification
  • Systems with Uncertainties
  • Transportation Systems


The papers accepted and presented at ECC 2020 will be indexed and published on the IEEE Xplore digital libraryThey will be submitted for indexing in databases Web of Science and Scopus.

Important dates

Contributed Papers and Invited Sessions

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019

Acceptance decisions: January 15, 2020

Final Paper Submission: February 15, 2020

Conference Workshops and Tutorials Submission deadline

November 20, 2019

Conference Workshops and Tutorials day

May 12, 2020


May 12-15, 2020


European Control Conference (ECC 2020) to be held in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia, on May 12-15, 2020. Saint Petersburg is located in the mouth of Neva river near the Finnish Gulf of the Baltic Sea. There are daily flights of major international carriers to the International airport "Pulkovo" of St. Petersburg. It also can be reached from Helsinki, Finland by plane (0.5 hours) or by train (3 hours).

Saint Petersburg (the former capital of Russia) with about 5 millions inhabitants is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Various guided tours over Saint Petersburg and suburbs including visits to Tsars' palaces and museums will be organized during both the Conference days and the weekend. In addition to sightseeing tours we are planning to organize historical scientific tours including visits to historical buildings of Saint Petersburg University and Russian Academy of Sciences. You will have unique possibility to see houses where L.Euler, P.Chebyshev, A.M. Lyapunov, A.A. Markov, S. Kovalevskaya lived and worked, as well as the L. Euler's tomb.

In May-June during the top tourist season called “White Nights” the city shows its special charm. This is the time when guests and citizens are fascinated with magnificent architectonics ensembles of palaces and temples, the streets and the squares, granite embankments and raising bridges across the Neva River and its tributaries day and night. Whenever you visit St.Petersburg, you will never get tired of admiring the unique architecture of regular and landscape gardens and parks, out-of-town palaces of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), Pavlovsk, Peterhof (Petrodvorets), Gatchina, and Lomonosov (Oranienbaum). So make your plans to stay over the weekend. Enjoy beauties of magnificent Saint Petersburg.

ECC 2020 will be held in the heart of the city at ITMO University, one of the leading universities of Russia in the areas of information technologies, automatic control and robotics.

Travel support for student authors

EUCA will provide funds for travel support of some student authors.

Conference Chairs

General Chair: Alexander Fradkov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg

Program Chair: Dimitri Peaucelle, LAAS-CNRS, France

General Co-chairs: Alexey Bobtsov, ITMO University, Russia,

Anton Pyrkin, ITMO University, Russia

International Program Committee core members

Publication Co-chairs

Alexander Pogromsky, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Yoshio Ebihara, Kyoto University, Japan

Invited sessions Chair

Raphael Jungers, UCLouvain, Belgium

Tutorials and Workshops Co-chairs

Alexandre Seuret, LAAS CNRS, Toulouse, France

Dimos Dimarogonas KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Industry Chair

Kristin Petersen, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway


European Control Award

The European Control Association (EUCA) is promoting a new "European Control Award" to recognize outstanding contributions by a young researcher in the area of systems and control.

The award is sponsored by the European Control Association (EUCA), and will be presented during the annual European Control Conference. The recipient will give a plenary lecture during the final day of the ECC 2020.

We encourage all contributors to the conference to identify and to promote potential candidates for the European Control Award 2020. Details of this award and the nomination procedure can be found here.

The ECC 2020 Best Student Paper award

The ECC 2020 Best Student Paper award recognizes excellence in a paper presented at the European Control Conference whose primary author is a student at the time of submission.

In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

  • be the primary author of a paper accepted for presentation at ECC 2020;
  • be a student (PhD, Master or Bachelor student) registered at an academic institution;
  • present the paper at the conference.

To apply, nominators must upload to PaperCept the nomination letter which should also include a scanned confirmation that the nominee is enrolled as a student.

Nomination Deadline: Monday, March, 10, 2020 (17:00 CET)

Conference site:

ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Lomonosova st., 9, 191002, Russia


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