June 29 - July 2, 2021

Rotterdam | De Doelen

ECC21

June 29 - July 2, 2021

Rotterdam | De Doelen

ECC21

Call for Papers

To prepare an outstanding technical program we invite you to submit:

  • Contributed papers
  • Invited Session proposals
  • Extended abstracts

The submissions will be evaluated by the Conference Editorial Board and International Program Committee. During the review process all the people involved (Editorial Board, Committees, Associate Editors, anonymous reviewers) undertake to respect an implicit confidentiality pact on all contents of submitted papers of which they become aware.

For all accepted papers, the authors will be asked to sign a copyright transfer on the contents of their paper(s). The accepted papers will be indexed and published on the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Furthermore, we also welcome submission of:

Pre-conference Workshop proposals,
Tutorial proposals,

that will complement the technical program by giving all participants a view on the control-related challenges arising today from academia and industry.

The submission of papers proposing recent advances of applied control research in industry applications is encouraged.

Submission Deadlines:

Submission opening papers, invited session proposals, invited papers and extended abstracts

September 1, 2020

Deadline Papers, Invited Sessions, Tutorials

November 6, 2020

Pre-Conference Workshops

December 21, 2020

Extended Abstracts

January 30, 2021

Tutorials

September 5, 2021

Acceptance/ Rejection Decision

February 26, 2021

Final Submission Opening

March 1, 2021

Final Submission Deadline papers, invited session proposals, invited papers and extended abstracts

March 28, 2021

How to Submit Your Contribution

All papers, invited session proposals, pre-conference workshop proposals and tutorial proposals must be submitted electronically through the PaperCept Conference Management System.

Authors are advised to read PaperCept’s Getting Started Manual for Authors and PDF Compliance Guidelines carefully. Only PDF files will be accepted.

Format Requirements

Submissions that do not meet the format requirements will be rejected. We highly recommend using one of the ECC21 templates to prepare your submission. Templates and Resources are available for download for the following systems:

MS Word

LaTeX
Paper format requirements.

Language: English

Paper Length: 6 pages (8 pages for review purposes only)

Paper Size: US letter

File Format: PDF

Maximum File Size: 3MB

For the purpose of review only, manuscripts up to eight (8) pages in the standard two-column ECC conference format will be considered. If accepted, the final manuscripts are limited to a length of six (6) pages. Accepted papers exceeding the normal length may be included in the proceedings upon payment of over-length page charges for each page in excess of six pages, up to a maximum of two additional pages.

Invited Session Proposal

Proposals are invited from participants who wish to organize invited sessions. An invited session comprises six thematically coherent papers. The session should be composed in order to achieve added value over the mere presentation of individual papers, by focusing for example on emerging challenges or different angles on established problems that one would not expect to see in a regular contributed paper session. Proposals for invited sessions must be submitted through the PaperCept Conference Management System.

Proposals are limited to six (6) pages in the standard two-column ECC conference format and should contain a summary describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, as well as a short overview of the individual papers and how they fit into the overall theme. The invited session proposal have to be submitted before the invited papers of the session. Upon submission of the proposal the session organizer will receive a session code, which should be communicated to the authors of the invited papers for the submission of their contributions.

We advise invited session organizers to submit their proposals at least one week before the conference deadline in order to allow sufficient time for the submission of the invited papers.

For further information please contact the Invited Sessions Chair prof. Kristin Pettersen.

Invited Papers

The six invited session papers must be submitted separately by their authors using the session code provided by the invited session organizer. Invited papers will undergo a review process similar to that of contributed papers. Therefore, they should be of comparable high quality and should abide by the same formatting and submission rules; in particular, brief abstracts or extended abstracts will most likely be rejected. Invited papers must be submitted through the PaperCept Conference Management System and must be formatted in accordance with the submission policy. For the purpose of review only, manuscripts up to eight (8) pages in the standard two-column ECC conference format will be considered. If accepted, the final manuscripts are limited to a length of six (6) pages. Accepted papers exceeding the normal length may be included in the proceedings upon payment of over-length page charges for each page in excess of six pages, up to a maximum of two additional pages. If an invited session is accepted but some of its constituent papers are rejected, the Program Committee reserves the right to replace the rejected invited papers with compatible contributed papers. Conversely, accepted invited papers from a rejected invited session will be included in regular contributed paper sessions.

For further information please contact the Invited Sessions Chair prof. Kristin Pettersen.

Extended abstracts

Extended Abstract submissions aim at offering the possibility to present results at the conference, while avoiding some of the hard constraints of the regular paper submission type. This can allow presentations of application-oriented contributions, presentations of recent preliminary results, presentations by students of demonstrator achievements.

•Specifics of Extended Abstracts submission
•Papers typically of 2 to 3 pages, with a 4 pages hard limit
•Late deadline: January 30, 2021
•Fast acceptance/rejection decision (ad hoc reviewing process)
•Not included in the ECC Proceedings and no Copyright transfer
•Presentations in dedicated interactive sessions

Exceptionally, some of the Extended Abstract based presentations shall be positioned in the program in regular type of sessions. This will be in particular the case for application-oriented Extended Abstract submissions that fall in the scope of Invited Sessions. The organizers of Invited Sessions who plan to attract such Extended Abstract contributions are invited to mention these in their Invited Session proposal.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops will be held at the conference venue on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Conference participants can attend pre-conference Workshops for an additional fee.

Workshops present the latest advances, open issues and challenges on research areas of interest to the systems and control community and promote active participation and discussion among attendees.

We particularly welcome proposals that cover material or use presentation formats that are not found within the main conference that increase the interest for the event, enhance interaction and discussion amongst participants, and make useful connections to fields outside of control.

Interested organizers of Workshops should submit a brief proposal through the PaperCept Conference Management System. A proposal should include the title, list of instructors and their affiliations, an overview of the event (e.g., abstract, keywords, objectives, motivation, content, structure, and tentative program), and intended audience, as well as role and brief bio of each instructor. The proposal should also clarify the type and duration of the event (half-day or full-day).

The Program Committee reserves the right to reject workshop proposals (based on content), or to cancel accepted proposals (due to low numbers of pre-registrations). In the event of a cancellation, the event fees will be refunded in full.

Organizers of Workshops are kindly asked to contact the Workshop Chair prof. Francesco Vasca before the submission of their proposal.

Tutorials

Tutorials will be scheduled during the days of the conference and organized in dedicated tracks.

Tutorials involve formal presentation of the principles (e.g., theory, methodology, and tools) behind an established research area to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants in that area.

We particularly welcome proposals that cover material or use presentation formats that are not found within the main conference that increase the interest for the event, enhance interaction and discussion amongst participants, and make useful connections to fields outside of control.

At least one paper should be associated to each Tutorial. The duration of each Tutorial is 2 hours.

Interested organizers of Tutorials should submit a brief proposal (at most 3 pages) through the PaperCept Conference Management System. A proposal should include the title, list of instructors and their affiliations, an overview of the event (e.g., abstract, keywords, objectives, motivation, content, structure, and tentative program), and intended audience, as well as role and brief bio of each instructor.

In the proposal it should be clearly stated which of the talks will be associated with the Lead Tutorial paper (one per session), and which of the remaining talks will be associated with a submitted paper.

The Program Committee reserves the right to reject tutorial proposals based on content.

Organizers of Tutorial Sessions are kindly asked to contact the Tutorial Sessions Chairs prof. Birgit Jacob and prof. Hans Zwart before the submission of their proposal.