Special Sessions

Approved special sessions

SS1. “Geometric and Analytic Methods for Nonlinear Data”
Knut Hüper (knut.hueper@uni-wuerzburg.de), Mathematisches Institut, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Fátima Silva Leite (fleite@mat.uc.pt), Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra, Portugal

SS2. “Optimal Control: Theory, Methods and Applications”
Sofia Lopes (sofialopes@math.uminho.pt), University of Minho, Portugal
Nathalie Khalil (nathalie@fe.up.pt), SYSTEC-ARISE, University of Porto, Portugal

SS3. “Control in Airborne Wind Energy Systems”
Luís A. Roque (lar@isep.ipp.pt), ISEP, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Luís Tiago Paiva (ltpaiva@fe.up.pt), SYSTEC-ARISE, University of Porto, Portugal

SS4. “Control in the space of probabilities and its applications”
Dmitry Karamzin (dimitri@fe.up.pt), SYSTEC-ARISE, University of Porto, Portugal
Maxim Staritsyn (staritsyn@fe.up.pt), SYSTEC-ARISE, University of Porto, Portugal
Nikolay Pogodaev (nikolay.pogodaev@math.unipd.it), Dipartimento di Matematica “Tullio Levi-Civita”, Universita degli studi Padova, Italy
Roman Chertovskih (roman@fe.up.pt), SYSTEC-ARISE, University of Porto, Portugal

SS5. “Numerical aspects of optimization and optimal control”
Roman Chertovskih (roman@fe.up.pt), SYSTEC-ARISE, University of Porto, Portugal
Silvio Gama (smgama@fc.up.pt), CMUP, University of Porto, Portugal

SS6. “Hybrid Techniques Applied to Modelling and Control of Engineering Systems”
Matilde Santos (msantos@ucm.es), University Complutense of Madrid, Spain
Jesús Enrique Sierra-García (jesierra@ubu.es), Universidad de Burgos, Spain

SS7. “Control Applications in Robotics”
Paulo Costa (paco@fe.up.pt), University of Porto, Portugal
José Lima (jllima@ipb.pt), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
José Gonçalves (goncalves@ipb.pt), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

SS8. “Coding Theory” *
Diego Napp (diego.napp@ua.es), University of Alicant, Spain
Raquel Pinto (raquel@ua.pt), University of Aveiro, Portugal

SS9. Coding and Cryptography” *
Diego Napp (diego.napp@ua.es), University of Alicant, Spain
Raquel Pinto (raquel@ua.pt), University of Aveiro, Portugal

SS10. “Systems and Control” *
Teresa Mendonça (tmendo@fc.up.pt), FCUP, Portugal

SS11: “Systems and Behaviors” *
Isabel Brás (ibras@ua.pt), University of Aveiro, Portugal
Paolo Vettori (pvettori@ua.pt), University of Aveiro, Portugal

* Special Session – Celebrating 65 Years of Paula Rocha Malonek

Call for Special Sessions

To enhance the technical program and focus on specific topics and areas, CONTROLO 2024 will include special sessions, in addition to regular ones. Special sessions can cover subjects or cross-subjects belonging to the topics of interest, or novel topics related to the ones identified within the topics of  interest. Special sessions can also have the drive from specific R&D projects or clusters of projects, namely EU-sponsored R&D projects.

Proposal content

If you intend to propose and organize a special session, please submit a proposal using the template (download it >> HERE <<; in some browsers, it is required to press the mouse’s right button and select “Save link as”) to info@controlo2024.pt, and including the following information:

  1. Title of the Special Session;
  2. Brief description of the area of concern (approx. 120 words, excluding the list of topics), with a special focus on why we should believe this is an interesting and significant topic;
  3. The name and contact information of special session organizers (multi‐nationals preferred), who are willing to promote and organize a sufficient amount of quality submissions to the special session. Please also include a short CV of the organizers;
  4. A list of international potential reviewers, their affiliations, and emails (8 minimum);
  5. An individual can be (co‐)organizer of up to TWO Special Sessions and cannot submit more than two papers as (co-) authors per Special Session.

Special Session Proposal date: please check important dates here.

Organization of special sessions

Once approved, it is the duty of the Special Session Organizers to publicize the Special Session among researchers and practitioners in the field and attract enough papers.

Papers submitted to special sessions will undergo the same review process as regular papers. The Technical Program Chairs are responsible for organizing the review process, assuring at least three reviews per paper.

A minimum of 6 accepted papers with authors from at least 3 independent institutions (other than the organizers’ institutions) is required for each session. If a session has too few papers, accepted papers will be allocated to regular sessions wherever possible.

Organizers of a successful Special Session will get one free registration for every five papers not authored by any organizers and finally included in the program

When a SS is finally accepted by the conference, SS organizers will serve as Session chairs in the conference. In some extenuated circumstances, Technical Program chairs and Conference General Chairs might take up the full control of appointing the Session Chairs should the SS organizers unable to participate in the conference.