IFAC Workshop Control for Smart Cities – CSC 2022



It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the IFAC Workshop Control for Smart Cities – CSC 2022, which aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of international stability.


Event Dates: 27-30 June 2022
Draft Paper Submission Deadline: 20 March 2022
Paper acceptance notification April 30, 2022
Final paper submission May 31, 2022
Call for Papers


Control for Smart City is a multidisciplinary research area and involves collaboration with Control Systems specialists, Information Technology professionals, Urban Development Engineers and Architects, Civil engineers, Environment researchers, Transport and Automotive specialists, Water and Energy professionals, etc. Special Measurements, Networking, Communications, Decision Making, Operations Research, Control Systems, Mathematical Modelling, and Optimization technics are advanced instruments based on emerging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies directed to create a healthy, energy efficient, and convenient environment to improve the quality of life of the citizens.


Whilst this workshop is particularly interested to attract papers which address cost-oriented issues, the IPC will consider any papers within the scope of TC 9.3. The scope includes, but is not limited to:


All papers for the workshop have to be in their final form according to IFAC Author Guide in a volume of maximum six pages. Please refer to the following site: https://www.ifac-control.org/events/authors-guide. One author can participate with a maximum of three papers. All submissions must be made through the IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System website at http://ifac.papercept.net/.
Until March 31, 2022 can be sent "еxtended abstracts", which are limited to 4 pages, and if accepted, will be presented in the workshop, but not included in the proceeding, neither IFAC PapersOnLine.


All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted.
IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journalauthors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (https://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizersguide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view). Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (https://sciencedirect.com/). To this end, the author(s) must grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper.
The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).


The papers presented on the CSC 2022 workshop will be published in IFAC-PapersOnLine and indexed by Scopus, the Web of Science (WoS), and Google Scholar.


10-20 PhD students will receive the possibility to present their research topics and current achievements which will be discussed together with prominent academics and domain experts to get advice and recommendations on improving quality of their further research and publications. We are going to apply for support from IFAC Activity Fund to provide funding for free of charge participation of PhD students at the PhD Workshop and the CSC 2022 as well.






1. Decision and Control Techniques for Energy Management of Smart Cities
Mariagrazia Dotoli
Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 9.00 – 10.00 (EEST, UTC+3h)
Abstract and Bio

2. Traffic Control using Automated Vehicles: New Opportunities for Distributed Sensing, Actuation, and Learning
Karl H. Johansson
Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 9.00 – 10.00 (EEST, UTC+3h)
Abstract and Bio

3. Event-Based Reinforcement Learning for Cyber Physical Energy Systems - Smart Buildings, Grid, and Cities
Qing-Shan Jia
Thursday, 30 June 2022, 9.00 – 10.00 EEST (UTC+3h)
Abstract and Bio


Digital Twins for Smart City Control


CSC 2022 will take place in Hotel Vila List, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Sozopol is an ancient seaside town located 35 km south of airport Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.

Sozopol is a lovely place to spend a few days with its long sandy beaches, cobbled streets, numerous traditional restaurants and historical features. Sozopol is with easy travel connections to major cities and airports of Bulgaria – Sofia, Burgas, Varna, Plovdiv.

The workshop will be held entirely in a virtual environment


Early registration fee: €200
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Registration fee: €250
Deadline: June 24, 2022

Late registration fee: €300
After June 25, 2022

Participation with Extended Abstracts: €100

Student fee: €100 (with student participation only)


The above fees are for one workshop paper. For a second paper accepted for presentation at the workshop, the authors should pay an extra fee of €100 (for extended abstract - the authors should pay an extra fee of €50)

For participants without papers: €50

Form of payment: Bank transfer.

Details for bank transfer:

Dear authors, in order to be issued an invoice for the paid fee for participation in the workshop, you need to send a message to e-mail: sai.bg.office@gmail.com with the following information: the amount you have paid; the numbers and titles of the papers and the invoice data.

The original invoice will be sent to you by a courier.

In case you need to receive a scanned copy of the proforma invoice before you pay the amount, you must first send a message to the e-mail given above with the specified information. Once you receive the scanned copy of the invoice, you must pay the fee.


E-mail: csc2022bulgaria@gmail.com