25 - 28 June, 2024

Stockholm | Sweden

25 - 28 June, 2024

Stockholm | Sweden

Lunch Events

These one hour talks are scheduled during the lunchtime hours, and are intended to include a brief presentation or statement of the speakers’ point of view followed by vigorous and lively discussion and Q&A from the audience. Pocket lunch will be provided. More information will be added soon.

ecc24 will sponsor the following Lunch Events:

  1. Wednesday June 26 – How do your biases affect your leadership, career, and work environment?
  2. Wednesday June 26 – NEXT-COM Session for the Next Generation of Control Researchers
  3. Thursday June 27 – Women in Control
  4. Thursday June 27 – Centres in Automatic Control: Research excellence is only the beginning
  5. Friday June 28 – Peer review process in Control: Elaborations and discussions
  6. Friday June 28 – Lab-in-a-Box Approach to Teaching Control: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

How do your biases affect your leadership, career, and work environment?

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 @ 12:15-13:00

Location:

F2

Website:

Visit the event homepage here.

How to Register:

Please register here. (limit: 50 participants)

Organizers:

Elise Cahard (ETHZ, NCCR Automation)
Silvia Mastellone (NCCR Automation, FHNW)
Sandra Pravica (Einstein Center Digital Future)
Angela Fontan (KTH, Digital Futures)

Abstract:

Most of us think, that we act and decide very rationally. But we all have so-called unconscious biases. What are unconscious biases? What role do they play in our daily lives as researchers? How do they influence us, when we work together, integrate new team members, or in leadership situations? By understanding how biases can impact our interactions with others, we become more equipped to make robust decisions and objective judgments. The following aspects form the foundation of the input session: the definition and impact of unconscious biases, different types of unconscious biases and how to avoid or mitigate them. After the input session, we will work on several cases and discuss, how to improve meetings, interview situations or appraisal talks.

NEXT-COM Session for the Next Generation of Control Researchers

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 @ 12:15-13:00

Location:

F1

How to Register:

Please register here. (limit: 50 participants)

Organizers:

Philip E. Pare (Purdue University)
Umar Niazi (MIT & KTH)
Venkatraman Renganathan (Lund University)

Abstract:

The world of control systems conferences can be a maze of presentations and networking events, especially for newcomers. Don’t worry, the future of our field depends on you, the next generation of researchers!

That’s why the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) created NextCOM, a committee of young researchers to make the conference experience for students and early-career professionals like you amazing. At the ECC this year, NextCom is hosting a session on June 26th, 12:15-13:00, to help
you navigate the conference with ease.
 
Learn valuable tips on:
1) Research presentation tactics: Get the most out of all those talks!
2) Networking like a pro: Make connections that will boost your career.
 
Plus, we’ll have a fun controls-themed charades game to break the ice! NextCOM is here to make your ECC experience enriching and enjoyable.

Women in Control

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 12:15-13:00

How to Register:

Please register here. (registration after April 30th will not guarantee participation)

Organizers:

Angela Fontan (KTH, Digital Futures)
Maria Elena Valcher (University of Padova)
Federica Garin (Inria)

Abstract:

During the 22nd European Control Conference, to be held in Stockholm during 25-28 June 2024, a special session Women in Control will take place on Thursday, June 27, following the successful Women in Control event at the 21st European Control Conference, held in Bucharest, Romania, in 2023. The Women in Control lunch event aims to provide a networking opportunity for women. Its focus is to offer new perspectives on the current role of engineering, and particularly control engineering, along with discussions on programs, opportunities, and personal stories from women, in both academia and industry.

Centres in Automatic Control: Research excellence is only the beginning

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 12:15-13:00

Location:

F1

Website:

Visit the event homepage here.

How to Register:

No registration.

Panelists/speakers:

Gabriela Hug (ETH Zurich, NCCR Automation)
Karl H. Johansson (KTH, Digital Futures)
Marios Polycarpou (University of Cyprus, KIOS)
Munther Dahleh (MIT)
Ambra Sannino (Vattenfall)

Organizers:

Elise Cahard (NCCR Automation)
Angela Fontan (KTH, Digital Futures)
Karl H. Johansson (KTH, Digital Futures)
John Lygeros (ETH Zurich)

Abstract:

Research centres are vital players in the international research landscape. They provide a platform where academia, industry and the public sector can jointly develop solutions to pressing societal problems. Europe is home to several such centres with emphasis on control, automation, digitalisation, or AI, both in industry and in academia. Though research excellence is of course at the heart of their activities, it is often only the beginning of their story. Their size, resources, and the diversity of their members allows research centres to develop a holistic approach, expanding beyond research to technology transfer, equal opportunities, outreach, and education at all levels. This luncheon will provide a 360^o-view of how through these centres industry, academia, and agencies are joining forces to reach the critical mass needed to tackle global challenges. The discussion will provide insights into topics such as how such centres get founded, how their activities develop and diversify over time, the role of industry and funding agencies, and how everyone can get involved!

Peer review process in Control: Elaborations and discussions

Date & Time:

Friday, June 28, 2024 @ 12:15-13:00

Location:

F2

Website:

Visit the event homepage here.

How to Register:

Please register here.

Panelists/speakers:

Antonella Ferrara (University of Pavia)
Umar Niazi (MIT)
Thomas Parisini (University of Trieste, Imperial College)
Jana Tumova (KTH)
Maria Elena Valcher (University of Padova)

Organizers:

Angela Fontan (KTH, Digital Futures)
Matin Jafarian (Delft Center for Systems and Control)

Abstract:

The peer review process plays an essential role in ensuring the quality of scientific works and providing a measure of trust. Independent reviewers evaluate the quality of submitted manuscripts and utilize a suggestive feedback mechanism for possible improvements. Owing to the significant importance of peer review in the control community, in this event, we have gathered a panel composed of the EUCA President, Editorial Chairs, and experienced and young scholars to provide information on the current peer-review activities, ranging from performance to involvement, and discuss some of the emerging trends in peer review, such as diversity, biases, and the use of AI.

Lab-in-a-Box Approach to Teaching Control: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Date & Time:

Friday, June 28, 2024 @ 12:15-13:00

Location:

F1

Panelists/speakers:

Dr. James E. Pickering, Lecturer of Control, Mechatronics and Autonomous Systems at Aston University, UK

Organizers:

Dr. Craig Buhr (MathWorks)
Carlos Rodriguez de Cos (MathWorks)
Dr. Melda Ulusoy (MathWorks)

Abstract:

The teaching of autonomous vehicle (AV) control algorithm design involves the drawing together of multiple topics from both theory and practice. To enable an in-depth knowledge of how the control algorithms of an AV operate, a laboratory-scale approach using ‘lab-in-a-box’ has been developed at Aston University for a project-based module on the Future Vehicle Technologies MSc course. The aim of the approach is such that students can learn the control engineering fundamentals before moving onto a larger vehicle platform. Using MATLAB and Simulink, the adopted approach borrows ideas inspired from model-based design for embedded control. Continuous-time and discrete-time simulation tools are used to design what is in effect a real-time control system. Students are also taught ‘model shop’ skills and computer aided design (CAD), thus allowing them to build a physical control system for real-time operation. The focus is on the control of a DC motor, including speed control, temperature control and obstacle avoidance. The learning from the ‘lab-in-a-box’ then allows for the skills to be transferred to a scaled down vehicle, with the Roboworks Rosbot Plus TX platform used. The feedback from students is overall very positive, with the students enjoying the transferrable skills from the ‘lab-in-a-box’ to the Roboworks Rosbot Plus TX platform.

Name of Lunch Lecture 2

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna)
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How to Register:

This workshop does not require payment of the fee because it is supported by the organizers institutions. Registration is required. Potential participants who are not registered to the conference can send an email at giovanni.russo1@ucd.ie

Organizers:

Emanuele Crisostomi, Haeusler Florian, Bissan Ghaddar, Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten.

Abstract:

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Name of Lunch Lecture 3

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna)
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How to Register:

This workshop does not require payment of the fee because it is supported by the organizers institutions. Registration is required. Potential participants who are not registered to the conference can send an email at giovanni.russo1@ucd.ie

Organizers:

Emanuele Crisostomi, Haeusler Florian, Bissan Ghaddar, Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten.

Abstract:

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Name of Lunch Lecture 4

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna)
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How to Register:

This workshop does not require payment of the fee because it is supported by the organizers institutions. Registration is required. Potential participants who are not registered to the conference can send an email at giovanni.russo1@ucd.ie

Organizers:

Emanuele Crisostomi, Haeusler Florian, Bissan Ghaddar, Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten.

Abstract:

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Sed fringilla rutrum urna, id accumsan nulla facilisis eget. Pellentesque luctus risus interdum, lacinia magna vulputate, elementum lacus. In nec massa orci. Proin vitae gravida sapien. Donec vehicula rutrum ornare. Morbi finibus, leo nec sagittis lacinia, sapien leo aliquet justo, at malesuada neque dui quis tellus. Nullam dictum arcu id risus euismod elementum. Integer ultricies elit dolor, eget molestie leo vehicula sit amet. Maecenas vel aliquam eros. Fusce egestas vel orci auctor scelerisque. Integer pellentesque vitae sapien at pellentesque. Donec odio sem, auctor ut vestibulum in, sollicitudin ut lorem.

Vivamus vitae auctor lectus, eget vestibulum lectus. Mauris rhoncus ante neque, et volutpat diam molestie et. Vivamus nec mi porta, interdum turpis vitae, malesuada purus. Nullam ac eros odio. Mauris semper velit sit amet erat dapibus, a maximus orci feugiat. Praesent nibh odio, auctor id aliquam at, dictum quis dui. Nullam eget libero id velit luctus posuere. Proin sit amet elit facilisis, imperdiet felis ut, lacinia elit. Quisque venenatis lorem ut felis suscipit iaculis.

Aenean tempor fringilla dapibus. Mauris tincidunt facilisis orci, eu venenatis ligula. Aenean nec massa tellus. Sed hendrerit dolor id est tristique posuere. In quam elit, tincidunt vitae mauris vel, congue consequat enim. Sed consectetur, libero id consectetur varius, quam lorem blandit arcu, vitae facilisis tortor tortor sed ligula. Curabitur et rutrum orci, id rhoncus tortor. Vivamus iaculis eros consectetur faucibus gravida. Phasellus eu elementum libero. Duis sed metus in risus rhoncus dictum quis rutrum metus.

Name of Lunch Lecture 5

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 27, 2021 @ 8:30-9:30

Location:

C-0-Auditorium (streaming at P-1-Aula Magna)
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How to Register:

This workshop does not require payment of the fee because it is supported by the organizers institutions. Registration is required. Potential participants who are not registered to the conference can send an email at giovanni.russo1@ucd.ie

Organizers:

Emanuele Crisostomi, Haeusler Florian, Bissan Ghaddar, Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten.

Abstract:

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Sed fringilla rutrum urna, id accumsan nulla facilisis eget. Pellentesque luctus risus interdum, lacinia magna vulputate, elementum lacus. In nec massa orci. Proin vitae gravida sapien. Donec vehicula rutrum ornare. Morbi finibus, leo nec sagittis lacinia, sapien leo aliquet justo, at malesuada neque dui quis tellus. Nullam dictum arcu id risus euismod elementum. Integer ultricies elit dolor, eget molestie leo vehicula sit amet. Maecenas vel aliquam eros. Fusce egestas vel orci auctor scelerisque. Integer pellentesque vitae sapien at pellentesque. Donec odio sem, auctor ut vestibulum in, sollicitudin ut lorem.

Vivamus vitae auctor lectus, eget vestibulum lectus. Mauris rhoncus ante neque, et volutpat diam molestie et. Vivamus nec mi porta, interdum turpis vitae, malesuada purus. Nullam ac eros odio. Mauris semper velit sit amet erat dapibus, a maximus orci feugiat. Praesent nibh odio, auctor id aliquam at, dictum quis dui. Nullam eget libero id velit luctus posuere. Proin sit amet elit facilisis, imperdiet felis ut, lacinia elit. Quisque venenatis lorem ut felis suscipit iaculis.

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