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3rd IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control (PID 2018)
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New (hard!) deadline 24 January 2018 

Conference proceedings will appear in ISI Web Of Science 

The 2018 IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 9-11, 2018. 

Holiday Inn Gent Expo offers a top level meeting venue, providing a restaurant and a bar, a fitness centre and free wired and wireless internet throughout the hotel. Bicycle rental services are available. At 100 m from Holiday Inn Gent Expo you'll find a tram stop which offers access to the historical centre of Ghent every 10 minutes and Ghent Sint-Pieters Station. The hotel is easily accessible by car via E40, E17 and A17 Motorways. Parking at a reduced rate is possible or free parking at IKEA. 

This edition will feature a special parallel track on Control Education with focus on Internet Based Control Education (click here )

During the conference two challenging competitions for students (and not only) are featured. 

1. The PID 2018 conference will feature a benchmark process challenge. The results will be presented in a special session during the conference. 
Full information is available here BENCHMARK 

2. The PID 2018 conference will encourage (under)graduate students to participate in a challenging cobot competition. For this, the students need to program 2 universal robots (UR5 cobots) to execute the task of a bartender (see movie below). The competition will be organized by Cosmin Copot (University of Antwerp) and Stijn Derammelaere (University of Antwerp), in collaboration with sponsoring members/companies. More details will be announced soon. 

The award will be presented at the 'Closing Reception' on Friday 11 May 2018. The award will consist of a monetary prize and a diploma. 

Submission: Authors can choose to submit just an abstract or a full paper as appropriate to their proposed contribution. Both types of submission will appear in the final programme equally. 


Abstracts of 1 page are accepted, abstracts need to be send directly to with the reference IBCE Workshop Abstract. This will not be included in the proceedings. 

Full papers (6 pages) must follow the IFAC guidelines for paper formatting ( This will be included in the proceedings. Full paper submission is via the Papercept Submission site: 

but not limited to 

Internet-based control education
e-learning in control engineering
Distributed pedagogical agents and smart devices
Interactivity and interactive tools
Enhanced e-books
Virtual and remote labs, virtual reality
Open learning repositories and open educational resources
Web-based educational environments
Personal learning environments
Social software in control education
Continuing control education in industry
Internet-based control education assessment
Quality Assurance in e-learning
Social and educational issues in developing countries
Collaborative learning
Problem-based learning
Online tutoring
Closing the gap between control education practice and control engineering practice
International programs in internet based control education
Cultural and social issues of control education

Important dates 

  Invited session proposals submission deadline:   11 December 2017 20 December 2017
  Initial paper submission deadline:   20 December 2017 24 January 2018 (hard deadline!) 
  Author notification:   01 March 2018 15 March 2018 
  Final paper submission deadline:   15 March 2018 1 April 2018
  Early Registration deadline (open):   15 March 2018 1 April 2018
  Conference dates:   9 - 11 May 2018


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