Welcome to AUTOMATICA.IT 2020

Like every year, but particularly in this difficult period, the AUTOMATICA.IT 2020 workshop aims to gather together Professors and Researchers from Italian Universities and Research Institutions to share and discuss their latest results in all areas of Control Theory and its applications.

Due to the mobility restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the related countermeasures to limit the infections’ spreading, the workshop will be held virtually through remote video- and audio-conferencing

Despite this forced choice, the SIDRA Executive Board and the Automatic Control Group at the University of Cagliari, designated to host the 2020 edition of the workshop, have decided to keep the underlying structure almost unchanged as compared to the previous editions.

The AUTOMATICA.IT 2020 program will thus be scheduled across three days and will include oral presentations delivered remotely utilizing the “Zoom” video- and audio-conferencing platform. More details on the way to access such a platform during the workshop will be available soon.

Contributions will be selected by a Program Committee according to scientific value criteria.

Within the scientific sessions, either specific research results (possibly already published) or synthetic summaries of ongoing research activities and projects will be presented.  Research groups are invited to encourage and support the active participation of young researchers, post-docs, and Ph.D. students.

As usual, the third and last day of the workshop will be devoted to the award ceremony, a panel discussion on selected topics of interest to the Community, and the annual meeting of SIDRA.

SIDRA will assign an award to the two best contributions presented at the workshop, according to the evaluation of an Award Committee. Contributions will be evaluated based on their theoretical and application value, as well as on the quality of the presentation. In particular, each award will consist of 1.000€ to be shared by the authors of each selected contribution.

The workshop will be held on September 9-11, 2020.

To broaden the possible audience of the scientific sessions of the workshop, both the oral presentations and the material to be used within them will be made in English.