Call for Special Sessions


The goal of special sessions (5 papers) and special tracks (at least two sessions) is to provide focused discussions on new topics or innovative applications. Each prospective session/track organizer must submit a proposal, including the title of the session, a short description and the organizer name. Please contact us as soon as possible to help you in the organization of your special session. 

All submitted papers undergo the same review process, and submission to proposed sessions is not a guarantee of acceptance.

To sumbit your proposal, please fill in the form inside the following MS Word file, convert it as PDF, and upload the generated PDF to the PaperCept Conference Management System at:

https://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl (click on the CoDIT 2020 link “Submit a special session to CoDIT 2020” and follow the steps.)

The proposals should be also send to the Special Sessions co-chairs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The proposals should be submitted before December 22, 2019.

Click on the icon to download the template.


Proposed Special Sessions


Special Session 1

Title: "Resilient Control in Large-Scale Networked Cyber-Physical Systems"

Session identification code: 91jm9

Proposed by:   

Prof. Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

Prof. Giuseppe Franzè, University of Calabria, Italy

Prof. Walter Lucia, Concordia University, Canada

Prof. Francesco Tedesco, University of Calabria, Italy

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Special Session 2

Title: "Emergent Methods, Techniques and Tools for Cyber-Security (EMTTCS)"

Proposed by:   

Dr. Jaouhar Fattahi, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Prof. Mohamed Mejri, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Dr. Emil Pricop, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

Prof. Mariam Wajdi Ibrahim, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Prof. Manolo Hina, ECE Paris-Lyon, France

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Special Session 3

Title: "New Developments of Performance Evaluation"

Proposed by:   

Prof. Mehdi Toloo, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Prof. Jana Hanclova, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

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Special Session 4

Title: "Modelling and Control: Data-Driven Approaches"

Session identification code: 1v211

Proposed by:   

Dr. Vineet Vajpayee, University of Portsmouth, UK

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Special Session 5

Title: "Developments in Fractional Order Modeling and Control"

Session identification code: 8sc7y

Proposed by:   

Dr. Abhaya Pal Singh, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Deemed University, India 

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Special Session 6

Title: "Energy Management Systems for Sustainable Districts"

Session identification code: tyi8d

Proposed by:   

Prof. Michela Robba, University of Genoa, Italy

Dr. Giulio Ferro, DIBRIS, University of Genoa, Italy

Dr. Student Luca Parodi, DIBRIS, University of Genoa, Italy

Dr. Student Giovanni Bianco, DIBRIS, University of Genoa, Italy

Prof. Riccardo Minciardi, DIBRIS, University of Genoa, Italy.

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Special Session 7

Title: "Healthcare policy optimization using AI techniques"

Session identification code: jv639

Proposed by:   

Dr. Atiye Alaeddini, Institute for Disease Modelling, Bellevue, WA, USA

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Special Session 8

Title: "Optimal Control in Robotics"

Session identification code: codi8

Proposed by:   

Prof. Askhat Diveev, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Prof. Ivan Zelinka, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Prof. Fernando Lobo Pereira,Faculty of Engineering, Porto University, Portugal

Dr. Dmitry Karamzin, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Ass. Prof. Elena Sofronova, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

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Special Session 9

Title: "Digital solutions: the chance and challenge in Large-Scale Systems Optimization"

Session identification code: t8ny4

Proposed by:   

Dr. Congcong Sun, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Prof. Gabriela Cembrano, Spanish Research Council, Spain

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Special Session 10

Title: "Metaheuristics, Heuristics and Optimization techniques for Green Vehicle Routing problem"

Session identification code: 11at9

Proposed by:   

Dr. Dalila Tayachi, Université de la Manouba, Tunisia

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Special Session 11

Title: "The Smart Cities context: Industry 4.0, Logistics and Transportation System"

Session identification code: mar20

Proposed by:   

Prof. Maria Pia Fanti, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Prof. Agostino Marcello Mangini, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Prof. Michele Roccotelli, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

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Special Session 12

Title: "Energy management systems: Sizing, Characterization, Management and monitoring"

Session identification code: mec20

Proposed by:   

Dr. Nassim Rizoug, ESTACA, France

Dr. Bachir Bendjedia, LACOSERE, Algeria

Dr. Laid Degaa, ESTACA, France

Dr. Fouad Yacef, CDTA, Algeria

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Special Session 13

Title: "Graph-based Dynamic Analysis and Design"

Session identification code: pn2bg

Proposed by:   

Prof. Belkacem Ould Bouamama, Polytech Lille, France 

Prof. Alexander Semenov, Moscow Aviation University, Russia  

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Special Session 14

Title: "Intelligent Controller Design for disaster response in Power Grids"

Session identification code: r3h77

Proposed by:   

Dr. Govind Saraswat, National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Golden, CO, USA

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Special Session 15

Title: "Intelligent Controller Design for disaster response in Power Grids"

Session identification code: atce1

Proposed by:   

Prof.  Abdelouahed Mesbahi,  University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco

Prof.  Abdelmounime Elmagri,  University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco

Prof.  Lhoussain  Bahatti,  University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco 

Prof.  Abdelhadi Raihani,  University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco 

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Special Session 16

Title: "Decentralized controllers in robot swarm systems"

Session identification code: 89h7y

Proposed by:   

Dr. Belkacem Khaldi, Computer Science Higher School of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

Dr. Fouzi Harrou, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdelkader Dairi, University of Science and Technology of Mohamed Boudiaf, Oran, Algeria

Prof. Foudil Cherif, University of Mohamed Khider, Biskra, Algeria.

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Special Session 17

Title: "Intelligent Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing"

Session identification code: iam17

Proposed by:   

Dr. Annalisa Milella, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing, Italy

Dr. Antonio Petitti, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing, Italy 

Dr. Roberto Marani, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing, Italy

Dr. Gianluca Rizzello, Saarland University, Germany

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Special Session 18

Title: "Advances in Vibration Controls of Flexible Systems"

Session identification code: ax12i

Proposed by:   

Prof. Kazuhiko Terashima, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Prof. Naoki Uchiyama, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Assoc. Prof. Ryosuke Tasaki, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

M. Eng. Ho Duc Tho, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 

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Special Session 19

Title: "Machine Learning Applications to Cyber-Physical Systems"

Session identification code: tkn1g

Proposed by:   

Dr. Glenn A. Parker, Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA

Prof. Enrique H. Viedma, University of Granada, Spain

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Special Session 20

Title: "Outliers in Control Engineering"

Session identification code: h18v6

Proposed by:   

Prof. Paweł D. Domański, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

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Special Session 21

Title: "Petri Nets for Supervision, Control and Optimization"

Session identification code: pnsco

Proposed by:   

Prof. Patrice Bonhomme, University of Tours, France 

Prof. Sébastien Lahaye, Polytech Angers, France

Prof. Kamel Barkaoui, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers - Paris, France 

Prof. Maria Pia Fanti, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 

Prof. Achraf Jabeur Telmoudi, University of Tunis, Tunisia 

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Special Session 22

Title: "Formal Methods applied to Transportation and Industry 4.0"

Session identification code: fmti4 

Proposed by:   

Dr. Graziana Cavone, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy 

Prof. Dimitri Lefebvre, University Le Havre, France 

Prof. Achraf Jabeur Telmoudi, University of Tunis, Tunisia 

Prof. Sébastien Lahaye, Polytech Angers, France

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Special Session 23

Title: "Machine Learning Techniques for Predictive Maintenance and fault diagnosis"

Session identification code: gkh29

Proposed by:   

Dr. Tsivalalaina David Razafimahefa, University of Antsiranana, Madagascar 

Dr. Dahir Abdourahman Youssouf, University of Djibouti, Djibouti

Prof. Dominique Sauter, University of Lorraine, France 

Prof. Nicolas Heraud, University of Corse, France 

Prof. Stefka Nedeltcheva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

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Special Session 24

Title: "Customer experience analysis through in-situ data"

Session identification code: ced20

Proposed by:

Prof. Eddie Soulier, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

Mr. Gilles Beaudon, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

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