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Interact with other CDC attendees in our Social Area! See instructions here.

Access the technical sessions on the Virtual Conference Platform!

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE! What is the correct time zone for the conference program?

The entire program of the Virtual CDC, including the workshops, will be online during the hours 1:00PM – 5:30 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). The clock below indicates the current time in both UTC and your local time (alternatively, you can consult or

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IMPORTANT NOTES on accessing the live program (and the coffee breaks!)

  1. If you try to access the VCP simultaneously from more than one device/browser tab from the same IP, you will not be able to login! In such a case, please, close the browser and try again, opening the link in a single tab/window.
  2. Some users are experiencing difficulty in accessing the virtual conference program (VCP) with Chrome and Safari browsers, but were able to login to VCP using FireFox. In case you experience login problems, please try to access the VCP using FireFox.
  3. Some users solved their login issues by changing their Paperplaza password, avoiding special characters.
  4. Some users had login issues due to their antivirus software, trying to protect them from accessing the VCP. Hence, if you have login problems, try connecting after disabling the antivirus.
For complete instruction on how to attend the conference, please see “How to access the live program”
…and if you’re tired of technical matters and want to socialise, please take a coffee break (see instructions here)
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You are invited to a Hip, Diverse, and Green CDC on its 60th anniversary!

Enjoy Our (Unofficial) Conference Song Below!

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​Magnus Egerstedt​
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA​


Dear colleagues and CDC authors,

Just a few weeks ago, we were optimistic about the chances of getting together in Austin, Texas for an in-person CDC’21 but given the current pandemic trajectory this is no longer feasible. To that end, the IEEE Control System Society’s Board of Governors just voted to make the 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control a virtual conference. 

This decision has implications for the program, the registration fees, and the overall structure of the conference.

The final paper upload date which has been extended to September 30, 2021.

Registration (at the new, reduced rates) is available at this registration link.

Mark Your Calendars

Important Dates

Deadline Extension: video+slides+release form
Due to the many requests, the deadline for uploading:
  1. A video of your regular/invited paper presentation in mp4 format
  2. A PDF file showing your slides
  3. A release form which grants us the permission to host the presentation video online to be accessed by the virtual conference attendees
has been extended to November 12, 2021, 23:59:59 PST
This deadline should be considered as strict.
For guidelines about preparing your video, please refer to this link.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: the specifications in the guidelines will be checked at the time of submission, and files not meeting them will be prevented from being uploaded!
JANUARY 6, 2021

Submission Site Opens

MARCH 4, 2021

Initial Paper Submissions to L-CSS w/ CDC Option Due

MARCH 16, 2021

Invited Session Proposals Due

MARCH 25, 2021

Initial Paper Submissions Due

MAY 1, 2021

Workshop Proposals Due

Middle of July, 2021

Decision Notification

AUGUST 1, 2021

Registration Site Opens

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Final Submissions Due

Call for Papers

You are invited to a Hip, Diverse, and Green CDC on its 60th anniversary!

The 60th IEEE conference on Decision and Control will be held Monday through Wednesday, December 13-17, 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel, Austin, Texas, USA. The conference will be preceded by workshops on Sunday, December 12, 2021. 

The CDC is recognized as the premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, systems and control, and related areas. 

The 60th CDC will feature contributed and invited papers, as well as workshops and tutorial sessions. It is hosted by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the Japanese Society for Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), and the European Control Association (EUCA). 

The conference will take place in the Fairmont Hotel in Austin, Texas. Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” and is the home to the University of Texas at Austin as well as the Texas State Capital. The city features many high-tech companies and start-ups and is renown for its vibrant food and and culture scenes. As Austin’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”, the 60th CDC has embraced this aspect of the host city and has incorporated a number of non-traditional elements in the program.

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