Industrial challenges [New!]

Industrial challenges, dedicated to students, represent one of the innovative aspects of the MED conference series. For more information, see general rules and timeline. Full technical specifications for the challenge tasks will be published by February 1, 2018.

The MED’18 industrial challenges include:

Paper submission is now open

All papers must be submitted and uploaded electronically through the PaperCept conference management system. To submit a paper, point your browser to, click on the link “Submit a Contribution to MED’18” and follow the instructions.

Important dates and deadlines

Mark your calendars for the following important dates for MED’18:

  • February 12, 2018: Full Papers / Invited Sessions / Tutorial Proposals Due
  • April 16, 2018: Acceptance / Rejection Notification
  • May, 7 2018: Upload Final, Camera Ready Papers
  • May, 7 2018: Early Registration

Paper submission site will open in early January 2018.

Kick-off of the MED’18 web site

The 26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED’18, will take place at the town of Zadar, Croatia. The theme of MED’18 centers on the growing societal and economic challenges, as well as possible solutions brought by the control, automation and robotics technologies and systems. A broad range of topics is proposed, following current trends of combining control/systems theory with software/communication technologies, as well as new developments in robotics and mechatronics, autonomous systems, unmanned systems, cyber physical systems, network controlled systems, with the goal of strengthening cooperation of control and automation scientists with industry.

The town of Zadar has exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, spanning over 2,000 years. The Old Town, located on a natural peninsula, is surrounded by historical ramparts, within which one can find a mix of archaeological and monumental treasures from ancient and medieval times to Renaissance and contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea Organ in the world. In the year 2016, Zadar received the prestigious “Best European Destination 2016” award.