Connect with the European controls community

Immerse yourself in the field of systems and control and engage with academic and industrial professionals at the 14th annual European Control Conference, to be held in Linz, Austria, July 15-17, 2015:

  • Learn about the latest controls research from top professionals in the field.
  • Network with colleagues from across Europe and around the world.
  • Experience the hospitality of JKU Linz and Linz, the European Capital of Culture 2009.
ECC has traditionally been organized every two years ever since its first edition in 1991 in Grenoble up until 2013 in Zürich. Since then, the conference is to be held every year.

The submissions will be evaluated by the Conference Editorial Board and International Program Committee and the accepted papers will be submitted to the IEEE-Xplore digital library. However, papers not presented at ECC15 will be withdrawn from the IEEE-Xplore digital library.

ECC15 news and updates

New website location -- update your bookmarks 2016-06-08
The ecc15 website is now available via, the old url will forward to this address from right now on. Please update your bookmarks to the new address, even if should be reachable for several months to come.

ECC15 Plenary and Semiplenary Videos 2015-08-14
The recorded Plenary- and Semiplenary-Talks can now be found under VIDEOS. Do not miss this opportunity to watch the very interesting presentations, from the international experts on their dedicated fields.

ECC15 Photos 2015-07-31
We want to thank all speakers and participants of ECC15 for their contribution in making it a memorable event and hope you enjoyed your stay in Linz! We collected some photos of ECC15, which are now available in this Photo Gallery.

Luggage Room 2015-07-17
For people who want to bring their luggage to the conference site, we provide a room where bags can be stored during the conference days (Luggage Room - SZ4). The luggage room opening hours and additional information can be found here.

Student Competition 2015-07-16
The papers which were successfully entering the student competition are going to be presented today in the Technical Program in a dedicated session (ThA5) in HS6, 09:50 -- 11:50. If you wanna know what the competition was all about, you can read that up here.

Return of banquet tickets, which are not going to be used 2015-07-15
As the banquet dinner is a very special and limited opportunity to connect with people, tickets which are not used would be a huge waste, as somebody might have wanted to go there. We kindly ask every full registrant, who has a ticket but is not planning to use it, to return it at the registration desk so we can give it to students, who do not have a banquet dinner ticket included in their registration.

Cafeteria Payment Options 2015-07-14
We would like to inform everyone that the Cafeterias at JKU (Choice, Chat Cafe, Science Cafe) are not able to accept credit card payments. Please consider that and bring cash with you if your consumption will be above the voucher value of 7€.

Public Transport - Tram service interruption on 14th July 2015-07-14
There will be a rail replacement service on tram lines 1 & 2 between the stops JKU | University and Rudolfstraße from 21:00 until the end of service. The transportation will be carried out by buses instead of trams. Detailed information can be found at the registration desk.

Public Transportation Ticket 2015-07-13
Please be aware that a 4-day public transportation ticket for Linz is included in the conference fee. The ticket is valid from 14th to 17th of July and it will be handed out with the conference bags. However you will need a ticket for the transport to the Conference Registration. For further information on Public Transportation in Linz see the Public Transport Site and LINZ AG Linien.
Parking is available on the university campus, the fee is 2€ / hour.

Welcome Reception -- Conference bag pick-up 2015-07-13
The inofficial start of the conference will be the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 at the LENTOS Kunstmuseum. The LENTOS is located alongside the Danube river, close to the Hauptplatz -- detailed directions can be found here, and you can use our interactive map to find your way.
If you are a registered participant you don't need to go to the registration desk at JKU Campus first, as we offer you to pick-up your conference bag directly at the LENTOS Kunstmuseum. On-site registrations are only possible at the Registration Desk though.

Academic Tours 2015-07-10
There are still some tickets available for the guided tour through the steel production plant voestalpine in Linz on Wednesday, 14:30 - 18:00. The tickets are 15€, including the bus transfer from JKU Campus and back, and can be purchased via the Papercept system here.
All participants of both academic tours are reminded that they are touring production plants and kindly asked to wear suitable shoes (please do not wear flip flops, peep-toes, sandals or similar).

WiFi information 2015-07-09
Due to legal constraints the JKU cannot offer a general WiFi access code for all ECC15 participants, but will have to handout individual access codes that are restricted to a single device -- for which reason we will offer you two of those access codes. We also have to note that we will have to make you sign a certificate of receipt before being allowed to give away those codes -- for a more detailed description of this process please see the dedicated WiFi Information page.
You can avoid all of this if your institution is part of the eduroam program, in which case you can use your eduroam account and connect to the local WiFi network without any further ado. For this reason we kindly would like to ask you to check if your home institution is part of the program, and what your user credentials are for eduroam, such that you can use this more convenient way of connecting to the JKU WiFi network.

Lunch Menu online 2015-07-09
All registrations include a voucher for a full menu each day (including soft drink, soup, salad and main course) -- the menues to choose from are now available here. Alternatively you can use the voucher (value of 7€) either in the Choice, were you can freely compile your own menu from a large range of options, or for a small snack in the Chat Café or the Science Café. For detailed information about the lunch options see also "Attendees->Coffe Breaks & Lunch".
If you prefer to explore the surroundings and leave the campus for lunch, we compiled a small list of restaurants nearby in "Venue Info->Local Restaurants".

ECC15 Mobile Apps 2015-07-07
The technical program and important information about ECC15 are now available in the Conference4me mobile app. If you do not already have the app installed see the links here; to load the ECC15 information into the Conference4me app search for ecc15, and download the according package. Besides Conference4me, you may also find the other apps useful that we collected for you on the ECC15 Mobile Apps page.

Updated Attendee and Venue information is now available 2015-06-22
As ECC15 is approaching fast, detailed information for all attendees and concerning the venue is available. Please have a look at Attendees for information about registration hours, setup of presentation rooms, WiFi Access, coffee breaks, lunch, and public transport; detailed maps (interactive), and floor plans can be found here.

Star Alliance is the official Airline Network of the ECC15 2015-04-14
Since the Star Alliance Network is the official Airline Network of ECC15 it is possible to get discounts on flight tickets. See the arriving by plane and flight discount information sites for more information.

Final submission deadline moved! 2015-03-19
Due to popular request the final submission and early registration deadline have been moved to March 31, 2015.

Technical Program is available! 2015-03-06
The tentative technical program is now available at Technical Program.

Conference Registration is now open! 2015-03-05
You may register via Papercept and upload your final submission. Further details and information on the registration process can be found here.

Information regarding the Industrial Panel Sessions is now available! 2015-02-26
A detailed description for each of the two Industrial Panel Sessions is available now, see Industrial Panel Sessions and the links therein.

Paper acceptance notification and submission information 2015-02-20
Acceptance notifications have been sent - see also Notification
Final submission and early registration deadline have been extended to March 25, 2015. The conference registration will open in early March 2015. Registration has to be done via Papercept, detailed information are available at the Registration Information Page.

Workshop details are online! 2015-02-19
Detailed descriptions of the workshops to be held on July 14, 2015 are available in Workshops and the registration information was updated with the workshop registration information.

Information about accomodation is now available 2014-12-18
For more details about hotels and a map with their location please click here.

ECC15 - Update: 2014-10-19
Grace Period for Submissions until Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:59:00 PM PST
Due to many requests the organizers decided to leave the submission for ECC15 open until Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:59:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. Anybody, wishing to upload and/or update their submissions can do so until this time.

Student competition at ECC 2015 2014-08-12
Students are invited to participate in a student competition based on a high quality Simulink® model of a petrol engine provided by Toyota as a benchmark. The prospective participants are required to design a control algorithm which minimizes the consumption of this engine over a prescribed cycle. No special knowledge about engine control is expected at this level, but of course it can be a good introduction into the field of engine control. For more details click here.

Combining ECC15 with ROCOND15 2014-04-24
Attendees may also consider the possibility to combine ECC15 and ROCOND15 (July 8-11, 2015) in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Both conference venues are well connected by public transport via Vienna (approx. 270km).

European control award The European Control Association (EUCA) is promoting a new "European Control Award" to recognize outstanding contributions by a young researcher in the area of systems and control.
The award is sponsored by the European Control Association (EUCA), and will be presented during the annual European Control Conference. The recipient will give a plenary lecture during the final day of the ECC 2015.
Details of this award and the nomination procedure can be found here.

We encourage you to identify and to promote potential candidates for the European Control Award 2015, before January 15th 2015.

IEEE-Xplore Digital Library
The ECC proceedings for 1991-1995 are now on Google Books, and can be found via the links on the EUCA website here.
The proceedings of the later ECC conferences are being published in the IEEEXplorer.
The proceedings for 2013, 2011 and 2005 are already online, the remaining proceedings will appear on IEEE Xplore in the coming months.
The proceedings of the ECC 2015 are expected to be added in 2016 and to be indexed in the main data bases.