Call for Papers


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Extended deadline (full papers, invited session and tutorial proposals): February 15, 2016!

About the conference

The 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED’16, is returning to Athens, Greece, and the luxurious Divani Caravel Hotel ( Athens is a metropolitan and cosmopolitan city, the capital of Greece, the birth place of Democracy, the city with the worldwide known “Acropolis and Parthenon”, with the world famous Theater of Herodes Atticus and the marble stadium where the first modern times Olympic Games took place in 1896, home of Socrates, Plato, Pericles (Golden Age), and home of the 2004 Olympic Games. Athens is both an “ancient” and a “modern” city, in which visitors can walk safely and enjoy the rich, almost 5,000 year old, history it has to offer. For more information, see Venue and Travel.

The theme of MED’16 centers on control and automation challenges and opportunities in the 21st century and on control of autonomous systems.

MED’16 spans four full days: June 21 is devoted to Tutorials and Workshops, followed by the three day technical conference on June 22-24. The conference, through its technical program and keynote presentations, will provide a unique opportunity for the academic, research and industrial community to address new challenges, share solutions and discuss future research directions.

Organization and technical cosponsorship

The conference is organized by the Mediterranean Control Association and technically cosponsored by:


A broad range of topics is proposed, following current trends of combining control/systems theory with software/communication technologies, as well as new developments in robotics and mechatronics, autonomous systems, unmanned systems, cyber physical systems, network controlled systems, with the goal of strengthening cooperation of control and automation scientists with industry.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Adaptive Control
Aerospace Control
Agents/Agent-based Systems
Autonomous Systems
Biologically Inspired Systems
Computational Intelligence
Computer Aided Control System Design
Computer Controlled Systems
Communication Systems
Cooperative Systems Control
Cyber Physical Systems
Decentralized Control
Digital Control Systems
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Distributed Parameter Systems
Disturbance Rejection
Education and Training
Embedded Control Systems
Energy Efficient Systems
Event-Based Systems
Fault-tolerant Control
Formation Control
Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Control
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Hybrid Systems
Image Processing
Industrial Automation, Manufacturing
Integrated Control and Diagnostics
Intelligent Control
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Linear Systems
Marine Control
Mechatronic Systems
Modeling and Simulation
Network Controlled Systems
Neural Networks
Non-linear Systems
Petri Nets
Power Systems
Predictive control
Process control
Prognostics and Diagnostics
Real-time Control
Robotic Teams
Robust Control
Smart Grid
Soft Computing
Spectral Estimation
System Identification
Uncertain Systems
Unmanned Systems
Verification and Validation
Virtual and Augmented Reality

Important dates and deadlines

February 1, 2016 February 15, 2016 (extended deadline!): Full Papers / Invited Sessions / Tutorial Proposals Due
April 15, 2016: Acceptance / Rejection Notification
May 6, 2016: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers
April 15 – May 6, 2016: Early Registration

Paper submission

The Program Chairs are soliciting contributed technical papers for presentation at the Conference and publication in the Conference Digital Proceedings. All papers must be submitted and uploaded electronically through the PaperCept conference management system (, click on the link “Submit a Contribution to MED’16” and follow the steps.)

The paper format must follow the IEEE paper submission rules, two-column format using 10 point fonts, Times New Roman. The maximum number of pages per submitted paper is six (6). Up to two (2) additional pages will be permitted for a charge of 100 € per additional page. Illustrations and references are included in the page count.

Invited and Special Sessions:

Proposals for invited and special sessions by topic of interest must be submitted and uploaded electronically. A Summary Statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, invited paper titles and author names must be uploaded electronically by (extended deadline) February 15, 2016. In addition, authors must submit FULL versions of invited papers electronically, through Each such paper must be marked as “Invited Session Paper”.

Workshops and Tutorials:

Proposals for workshops and tutorials should contain the title of the event, the list of speakers, and extended summaries (2000 words) of their presentations. Proposals must be uploaded electronically and sent by e-mail to the Tutorial and Workshop Chair by (extended deadline) February 15, 2016.

Review process and proceedings

All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process coordinated by the Program Chairs, the Advisory Committee Members, the IPC and qualified reviewers. Authors will be notified of acceptance at the latest by April 15, 2016. Accepted papers must be uploaded electronically no later than May 6, 2016.

Authors are encouraged to accompany their presentations with multimedia material (i.e., videos), which will be included in the Conference Digital Proceedings.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

More information….

For information and details about the Conference, contact by e-mail the General or Program Chairs, or visit the conference website at