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.
Due to the recent severe weather events that have significantly impacted many members of our scientific communities and to recognize the additional hardships imposed by the covid-19 pandemic – hardships that have been shown to disproportionally affect female researchers – we are extending the initial paper submission deadline by one week to Thursday, March 25, 2021.
The 60th IEEE conference on Decision and Control will be held Monday through Wednesday, December 13-15, 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.