CONTROL2022

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the UKACC Control 2020 conference has been postponed (from 6-8 July 2020) until 20-22 April 2022. Abstract submission will be open after Easter 2021. Please check the website for further updates.



The conference will take place at the Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth.

Maps showing the location of Roland Levinsky Building, and travel to Plymouth information can be found on the University of Plymouth website.


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The Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) research group within the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth will be organising the 13th UK Automatic Control Council (UKACC) International Conference on Control (CONTROL2022).

It will include keynote presentations by internationally renowned researchers, mini-symposiums by UK-based institutions and papers from academia and industry covering all core areas of control systems engineering.

We welcome papers in topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Systems, Aerospace Systems, Autonomous Systems
  • Biological Systems
  • Cognitive Control, Control Applications, Control Education, Control in Manufacturing and Production
  • Decentralised Control
  • Embedded Systems, Environmental Systems
  • Fault Detection and Management
  • Mechatronics, Medical Applications, Multivariable Control
  • Network Control Systems, Noise and Vibration Control, Non-linear Systems
  • Optimisation
  • Process Control
  • Real-time Control, Robotics, Robust Control
  • Signal Processing.

View the Call for papers tab for further information.

Committee members

  • Eric Rogers, Chair of International Programme Committee of UKACC Control 2022
  • Sanjay Sharma, Chair of Programme Committee of UKACC Control 2022
  • Robert Sutton, General Chair of UKACC Control 2022
  • Jian Wan and Asiya Khan, Chair of Local Organisation Committee of UKACC Control 2022
  • John Chudley, Chair of Industrial Programme Committee of UKACC Control 2022

For further information please contact control2020@plymouth.ac.uk

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About Plymouth

Plymouth is located on the border between Devon and Cornwall on the south-west coast of England. The region is an area of outstanding natural beauty and amongst the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Plymouth is a vibrant, compact city by the sea. The University and its facilities enjoy a central city location and thus is within walking distance of hotels and the famous Barbican and Hoe, boasting numerous fine restaurants and pubs, in a rich historical setting.

Conference venue

The University is located at the heart of the city of Plymouth, with excellent rail and road links. The campus boasts an extensive range of modern conference facilities including state of the art lecture theatres, exhibition venues, galleries, meeting and breakout rooms.

The University's dedicated conference and events team work with delegates to provide a comprehensive support package so that the conference is a success. Our meeting rooms offer the ideal space for focused presentations or group work, away from usual working environments.

The campus accommodation is well equipped with modern facilities and comfortable furnishings offering en-suite single bedrooms with all towels and bedding provided.

Travelling to Plymouth

There are hourly trains from London Paddington that take around 4 hours. GWR are offering discounted conference rail travel to UKACC delegates.

The nearest airports are Exeter and Newquay, both of which are approximately an hour (40-60 miles) away and are near or have access to train stations that have direct links to Plymouth. Bristol airport is two hours away by car or train.

London Gatwick and Heathrow are four hours away by car with good rail and National Express coach service links.

Plymouth also has an international ferry port serving France (Roscoff) and Spain (Santander).


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