CONTROLO 2016 will be the 12th conference in the successful series of conferences on automatic control sponsored by APCA, the Portuguese association of automatic control and national IFAC organization member.

This edition of the conference will be jointly organized by the School of Engineering, University of Minho, INESC-TEC and APCA and will be co-sponsored by IFAC.

The conference will be held September 14-16, 2016, at the campus of University of Minho, in Guimarães, a Portuguese world heritage city, 55 kilometers to the north of Porto.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Electrical Engineering, indexed by ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, MetaPress, Springerlink.

CONTROLO 2016 will provide an excellent opportunity for presenting new results and to discuss the latest research and developments in the field of automatic control.

While the topics of CONTROLO 2016 should be as wide as possible, we would like CONTROLO 2016 to become a privileged place to affirm the understated contribution of control and automation in general to human well-being. Whenever relevant, prospective authors are strongly encouraged to stress such contribution in their reported research and technology developments, so that a coherent overall picture can emerge from the conference and this gains a distinctive character. 

The social and cultural program of the conference will include:

– The welcome reception that will be held at archaeological Museu Martins Sarmento and will be preceded by a visit to the historic center of Guimarães.
– The gala dinner that will be held at Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães, a 18th century monastery magnificently rehabilitated and redesigned for tourism.

Submissions should be made through the Easychair submission system until February 5, 2016. Please follow this link to enter your submission or to create an Easychair account allowing for the submission your paper.


The conference topics include, but are not limited to:


Systems, theory and design methods

Adaptive control

Control architectures

Control theory

Decision theory and algorithms

Discrete-event systems

Distributed and networked control

Fault-tolerant control

Fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy systems

Genetic algorithms

Nonlinear control

Modeling and identification

Neural networks

Optimal control

Real time systems architectures

Robust control

Sensing and estimation algorithms

Smart structures control

Stochastic control


Components and technology

Control technology

Hardware for control systems

Image processing and computer vision

Instrumentation, sensors and actuators


Robotics and mechatronics

Mechatronics modelling, simulation and identification




Aerospace control

Agricultural processes

Biotechnological and environmental systems

Industrial automation

Industrial networking

Manufacturing systems and scheduling

Marine control

Networked fault tolerant control

Power systems control

Process control

Renewable energy systems

Transportation systems

Web remote control

Wireless applications and systems



Social systems and control education

Control education

Economic models

Remote and virtual laboratories







Instructions for Authors

Authors are invited to submit electronic versions of full papers with 10 pages, 1-column,  A4 pages. The submitted material must be original, unpublished and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each paper should follow the formatting guidelines used in Springer Computer Science Proceedings.

Formatting instructions can be found in the following documents:

- Microsoft word template;

- Latex Style Files;

For more detailed information go to Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering web site, and follow the link Instructions for Authors.

Your paper must be submitted using the Easychair submission system. Please follow this link to enter your submission.

If you don't have a Easychair account, that link will allow you to create one. Please register your paper until the submission deadline.

Important Dates


February 5, 2016


May 6, 2016

Early Registration:

May 20, 2016

Camera Ready:

June 3, 2016

Registration Limit (Paper Publication):

June 3, 2016


September 14-16, 2016

Organized by:

Centro Algoritmi       Centro de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho

APCA - Associação Portuguesa de Controlo Automático

 Co-sponsored by:


Partner Institutions:


sociedade portuguesa para o ensino de engenharia


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