2024 4th International Conference on Control Theory and Applications (ICoCTA 2024) will be held in Hangzhou, China during October 18-20, 2024.

Control theory and engineering have witnessed dramatic achievements, which have made possible space travel and communication satellites, have assisted in the design of safe and efficient aircraft, ships, trains and cars, have helped in developing cleaner chemical processes while addressing environmental concerns. Control technology constantly improves the quality of human life, as a driver of technology progress and society industrialization. Nowadays, control is more secure and more exciting than it was. The subject now seems to be morphing into the wider and more general topic of systems engineering and control, especially accompanied with emerging new technologies such as AI, 5G, edge computing etc. The topic of control theory and applications is till therefore wide open and will expand, with even greater challenges.

2024 4th International Conference on Control Theory and Applications (ICoCTA 2024) aims to bring together researchers, engineers, scientists and industry professionals in a single platform and present their stimulating research and knowledge transfer ideas in Control Theory and Applications. However, we also recognize that the future for researchers and engineers is one where they will be working in interdisciplinary teams to solve new, complex and evolving problems that will require innovative solutions. Therefore, we encourage participation of other disciplines in this conference where multidisciplinary research and knowledge transfer projects are presented.

The conference will start with a reception on 18 October followed by two full days of technical sessions consisting of keynote lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations. ICoCTA 2024 is organized by Zhejiang University, hosted by College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University and co-organized by Qingdao University, Xi'an Jiaotong University and Technical Committee on Data Driven Control, Learning and Optimization, Chinese Association of Automation.

Professor Jie Chen

Genernal Chair of ICoCTA 2024

City University of Hong Kong, China

Adaptive Systems

Aerospace Systems


Automotive Control

Autonomous System

Cognitive Control

Complex Systems

Computational Methods

Control Applications

Control Education

Control in Manufacturing and Production

Decentralized Control

Design Methodologies

Discrete Events Systems

Embedded Systems

Theme and topics

Environmental Systems

Fault Detection

Fault Management

Guidance & Flight Control


Hybrid Systems

Intelligent Systems

Learning Systems

Linear Systems


Medical Applications

MEMS in Control

Micro and Nano Systems


Network Control Systems

Noise and Vibration Control

Nonlinear Systems


Process Control

Real-time Control

Reconfigurable Control


Robust Control

Signal Processing

Stochastic Systems

Structural Health Monitoring and Control

System Identification

Transportation Systems

Uncertain Systems

Key Dates

The First Round

Abstract Submission: April 18, 2024

Full Submission: May 2, 2024

The Second Round

Abstract Submission: June 16, 2024

Full Submission: July 1, 2024

Author Notification: August 2, 2024

Registration: September 2, 2024

Final Paper Submission: September 17, 2024

Main Conference: October 18-20, 2024


Please submit your paper to: Online Submission System

All submitted papers need to be original, must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the review cycle.

Please find the paper format here(submitted papers need to follow the required format strictly): 

Full Paper Template

Abstract Template

Recommended Journals

Selected excellent papers with a significant extension will be further recommended to be published on the following SCI, SCIE and EI journals after an additional review process:

                   Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (Chinese Academy of Sciences Q3; ISSN: 1872-6925, IF: 3.1; indexed in SCI, EI and Scopus)

                  Computational Mechanics (Chinese Academy of Sciences Q2; ISSN: 1432-0924, IF: 4.1; indexed in SCI, EI and Scopus)

                  Journal of Vibration and Control (Chinese Academy of Sciences Q3; ISSN: 1077-5463, IF: 2.8; indexed in SCIE and EI)

                  Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (Chinese Academy of Sciences Q2; ISSN: 1615-1488, IF: 3.9; indexed in SCIE, EI and Scopus)

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All accepted and presented full papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings, which will be sent for review and indexed by major citation databases such as Ei Compendex, Scopus, CPCI, Google Scholar etc. No-show papers will not be included in the conference proceedings.


Excellent Papers can be recommended to be submitted for publication in Special Issue "Advance in Control Theory and Applications" in Frontiers in Control Engineering (ISSN 2673-6268, Open Access), which will be submitted to Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, CLOCKSS, OpenAIRE and etc. for indexing.


Excellent papers will be recommended to be submitted for publication in journal IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (ISSN 2329-9266), which will be submitted to SCIE, EI, IEEE Xplore,Inspec, Scopus, SCImago, DBLP, CNKI and CSCD for indexing. 

Publication History



ICoCTA 2023 Proceedings

Published by IET Conference Proceedings

ISBN: 978-1-83953-982-4

Ei Compendex & Scopus

ICoCTA 2022 Proceedings

Published by IOP JPCS

ISSN: 1742-6588

Ei Compendex & Scopus 

ICoCTA 2021 Proceedings

Published by IOP JPCS

ISSN: 1742-6588

Ei Compendex & Scopus 


 The Conference Proceedings of ICoCTA 2023 have been published in IET and are indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus!

 ICoCTA 2024 is now accepting manuscript submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper to electronic contribution system

 ICoCTA 2023 was successfully held in Xiamen, China. The conference was held in a hybrid format, including both on-site and cloud meetings.

 We are honored to invite Prof. Yongduan Song from Chongqing University, China to give us a keynote speech! He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAIA and AMIEAS.

 We are honored to invite Prof. Xiang Chen from University of Windsor, Canada to give us a keynote speech!