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The Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) research group within the School of Engineering at University of Plymouth will be organising the 13th UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council) International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2020) from 6 July to 8 July 2020.

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
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Optimization
  • Process Control
  • Real-time Control
  • Robotics
  • Robust Control
  • Signal Processing

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

Paper submission through the tab at the top of this page.

Further information will be available soon, please check back for updates. 


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Today's events

Key dates

31 Jan 2020 – Full Paper (6 pages)

31 Mar 2020 – Review Results

15 Apr 2020 – Final Paper Submission

15 May 2020 – Early Bird Registration

15 June 2020 – Final Registration

Registration Fees

  • Full Registration – £500
  • Student Registration – £400
The early bird discount is included in the rates above and the rates will increase by 10% after 15 May 2020. The fees include a conference gala dinner and meals/refreshments scheduled in the conference programme, but do not include accommodation

Committee Members

Eric Rogers
Chair of International Program Committee of UKACC Control 2020

Sanjay Sharma
Chair of Program Committee of UKACC Control 2020

Robert Sutton 
General Chair of UKACC Control 2020


Jian Wan and Asiya Khan
Chair of Local Organization Committee of UKACC Control 2020

John Chudley
Chair of Industrial Programme Committee of UKACC Control 2020

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 of Plymouth 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 of Plymouth’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 between 3-4 hours, the driving time is similar.

GWR are offering discounted conference rail travel to UKACC delegates, further information can be found on the GWR website.

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).

Further information on visiting the University of Plymouth

For more information on the city: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/


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