Control Engineering and Industrial Automation Education (CONTROLO2020)

Special Session of the 14th International Conference on Automatic Control and Soft Computing (Controlo 2020)

1-3 July 2020, Bragança, Portugal

 Submission deadline: February 1, 2020

This Special Session goal is to join researchers, experts and practitioners working in the different areas of higher education Control Engineering and Industrial Automation. This session will promote: discussion regarding new trends, demonstration/evaluation of existing and new teaching/leaning resources, establishment of new research and development links. Considering the requirements associated with current student’s engagement with digital technologies the following question will be the theme for this special session:

 How to adapt traditional control engineering teaching methodologies so students can better face tomorrow challenges?

Topics of Interest

This special session is devoted to all topics related with control engineering and industrial automation engineering and applications, including (but not limited to) the following subjects:

·       Arduino and Raspberry PI applications

·       Artificial Intelligence in Control Engineering

·       Continuing control education in industry

·       E-learning and Blended-learning

·       Flipped Classroom approaches

·       Gamification

·       Interactivity in automatic control

·       Internet-based teaching/learning resources and approaches

·       Mobile Learning and Educational Apps

·       New courses curricula for introductory control courses

·       Open-source resources

·       On-line Intelligent Tutoring Systems

·       PLC programming

·       Problem-based learning

·       Robotics in Control Education

·       Virtual and remote labs

·       Virtual reality based approaches

·       Other innovative technological approaches

Submission Information

All papers should be submitted in PDF format through CONTROLO2020 EasyChair submission Website:

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers should not exceed twelve (10) pages in length and must adhere to the formatting instructions of the conference:

 The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person.

Paper Publication

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes on Electrical Engineering (indexed by: ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, MetaPress, Springerlink).

All accepted papers must be presented orally the conference by one of the authors and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

Important Dates

·         Full Paper Submission: February 1, 2020

·         Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2020

·         Camera ready Papers: April 15, 2020

·         Conference Date: July 1-3, 2020


Paulo Moura Oliveira, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Filomena Soares, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Anthony Rossiter, University of Sheffield

Ramón Costa-Castelló, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya