Symposium theme: Current challenges and future directions in control and automation. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, People and Robots Initiative (CPAR)Control Theory and Automation Symposium will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm at UC Santa Cruz. This symposium will kick off the 1st NorCal Control Workshop, an annual event providing a forum to bring together students, postdocs and faculty from various universities, as well as representatives from industry, in the Northern California region working in the broad area of systems and control to share knowledge and build new connections. The topics of interest are automation, systems and control theory, along with their applications in and intersections with, but not limited to:
This inaugural event is organized by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute,People and Robots Initiative (CPAR), and the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center (CPSRC) at UC Santa Cruz and focuses on a timely theme to the field of systems and control. A goal of the symposium is to spark discussions leading to answers to the following questions: What are the key challenges in the development of control and automation solutions to the complex problems of today? What are unique future opportunities and problems where control and automation would play a key role? The event features two keynote talks, a panel with systems and control experts from academia and industry on current challenges and future directions, as well as a poster and networking session.