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.