Contributors are invited to follow the registration and submission rules on the PID18 website.

Details on the Educational Panel are HERE

This edition will feature a special parallel track on Control Education, with several special sessions featured throughout the technical program of the conference. The motivation is the recognition that student learning can be enhanced through the judicious and effective use of online resources and services accessible on the Internet. New Information and Communication Technology for Education provides many ways to enhance and expand educational activities and services. A wide range of educational material is now available in a variety of formats including moocs, e-books, audio and video podcasts, simulations and animations, interactive tools, virtual and remote labs, and is easily accessible through Internet. Web accessible databases and online laboratory resources allow teachers to share and reuse pedagogical material. This track will serve as an international forum for interaction among engineers, scientists, and practitioners of control engineering who are interested in adopting and promoting Internet-based methodologies for teaching control engineering.

In the context of PID 2018 the Control Education track will provide an opportunity for delegates to address the new demands on training students for the Industry 4.0 challenges. Nevertheless, submissions in any relevant areas of control education, as indicated in the topics below, are encouraged.

Submission: Authors can choose to submit just an abstract or a full paper as appropriate to their proposed contribution. Both types of submission will appear in the final programme equally.

Abstracts of 1 page are accepted, abstracts need to be send directly to with the reference Control Education Abstract. This will not be included in the proceedings.

Full papers (6 pages) must follow the IFAC guidelines for paper formatting ( This will be included in the proceedings. Full paper submission is via the Papercept Submission site:

but not limited to
Internet-based control education
e-learning in control engineering
Distributed pedagogical agents and smart devices
Interactivity and interactive tools
Enhanced e-books
Virtual and remote labs, virtual reality
Open learning repositories and open educational resources
Web-based educational environments
Personal learning environments
Social software in control education
Continuing control education in industry
Internet-based control education assessment
Quality Assurance in e-learning
Social and educational issues in developing countries
Collaborative learning
Problem-based learning
Online tutoring
Closing the gap between control education practice and control engineering practice
International programs in internet based control education
Cultural and social issues of control education