I would like to invite you to attend the CDC-ECC'05.
This is the first time that two of the most reputed conferences in control, the
European Control Conference (ECC) and the IEEE Conference on Decision and
Control (CDC), are to be celebrated as a joint conference. This important event
will take place in an attractive environment, the city of Seville.
The response to our
Call for Papers has been extraordinary. More than 3050 papers were
submitted. The International Program Committee has worked hard and
efficiently and, after a rigorous procedure, 1470 papers have been
accepted. The number of submissions was much higher than expected and,
because of this, only papers that received
excellent reviews could be selected.
Two Plenary Sessions, four
Semi-Plenary sessions and five tutorial
sessions have been programmed for the four days of the Conference.
We have chosen a set of outstanding
speakers and a wide range of topics to cover not only emerging fields, but also
new developments in well established research areas.
Most of the papers are
scheduled for oral presentation in 204 sessions, organized in 17 parallel
tracks. There is also a significant number (41) of
interactive sessions which have been encouraged in
this conference as a challenging experience to facilitate interaction between
conference attendees. Interactive papers have
gone through the same peer review process and are published in the
proceedings in the same way as any contributed paper. The reaction to the Call for Workshops has also been very positive. The
selected Workshops will be held on Sunday,
December 11, prior to the Congress opening. The Conference includes other
activities such as panel discussions about important issues in the field. Industrial and publisher exhibits will be available throughout the
This joint conference
will bring together an international community of experts to discuss the
state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives for future developments,
and innovative applications relevant to control, automation, and related areas.
always been a friendly city open to all cultures with a rich past, a dynamic
present, and an exciting future. Situated in Southern Spain,
its climate in December is usually mild and dry.
All those attending
the CDC-ECC'05 will have the opportunity to participate in a high-level
scientific and technical congress, to share some days with outstanding
specialists in Automatic Control from all over the world, not only in the technical sessions but also during the conference
banquet and receptions, and will also
understand why Seville is one of the most frequently visited cities in the
I look forward
to seeing you at the CDC-ECC’05 and encourage you to consider spending a
few extra days to enjoy Seville.
Eduardo F. Camacho,