5th International Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems

September 29th, 30th and October 1st, 2021 – Saint-Raphaël, France

Important dates

Submission of draft papers
(regular, invited paper or invited session):
April 19th
May 3rd, 2021
May 3rd, 2021
Notification of acceptance: June 7th, 2021
June 28th, 2021
Final version due: July 12th July 30th, 2021

Topics - special focus on Cybersecurity

In addition to emerging fault-tolerant control systems generally addressed in the successive editions of SysTol, Cybersecurity will play a special role in the fifth edition of SysTol Conference. For decades industrial control systems have been the target of by hackers who use weaknesses in security systems to launch attacks affecting the physical system. These cyber attacks can cause significant damage to the target system, its environment and product quality or production equipment. It then becomes vital to develop detection mechanisms by implementing control filters close to the controlled process. In this context, intrusion detection systems guarantee that the functionality of the system is respected despite attacks, whether in degraded mode.

The conference will bring together academics, engineers and practitioners active in the fields of fault diagnosis, fault tolerant control and their application in process monitoring and maintenance. The conference main aims are:

  • to showcase current research results and recent developments in intelligent techniques,
  • to present practical applications and emphasize open issues,
  • to provide a forum for industry to communicate its needs and priorities.

The four previous editions of the International Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol’10, ‘13, ‘16, ‘19) were successful and demonstrated the needs to establish a permanent scientific forum in the general field of system monitoring, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control. The conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol’21), through its technical program, will provide a unique opportunity for the academic and industrial community to formulate new challenges, share solutions and discuss future research directions.

Topics of SysTol’21 includes (but are not limited to):

Research areas
  • Fault detection and isolation
  • Fault tolerant control
  • Fault recovery
  • Networked control system
  • Health monitoring
  • Quality monitoring
  • Decision making
  • Discrete event and hybrid systems
  • Supervisory control
  • Fault-forecasting methods
  • Design for reliability and safety
  • Model-based methods
  • Data driven methods
  • Maintenance policies
  • Risk analysis
Industrial applications – Case studies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Transportation systems
  • Automobile
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Power plants / energy transport
  • Chemical processes
  • Aeronautics / aerospace
  • Civil engineering
  • Building supervision
  • Mining and mineral
  • Metal processing
  • Water treatment
  • Communication networks
  • Mechatronic and robotics
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Medical device

Paper submission/proceedings

Papers must be submitted electronically via web upload only. Full papers should be submitted in standard IEEE A4 paper and double-column format for conferences. Six pages are allowed for each paper. All papers, invited session proposals, pre-conference workshop proposals and tutorial proposals must be submitted electronically through the PaperCept Conference Management System.

Download conference templates for LaTeX / Microsoft Word formats.
Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through the PaperCept Conference Management System.

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Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Program Chairs and the IPC.
Registered and presented papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore.

Invited sessions

Researchers who would like to organise one or more Invited Sessions on topics falling within the scope of the conference are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. This should include: the title of the session, a copy of the session abstract as well as individual paper abstracts from each of the proposed participants. Through the submission website, please submit an invited session proposal.
An invited session identification code will be communicated to the corresponding proposer and should be used by the prospective contributors.

Photo credits: Palais des Congrès de Saint-Raphaël