The “2011 Workshop on Open Problems and Challenges in Automotive Control” is the 3rd biyearly workshop organized by the IEEE Control Systems Society TC on Automotive Control.

It will be held immediately before the American Control Conference on June 28th 2011 at Berkeley, CA, USA, in order to benefit from the international and multi-disciplinary participation garnered by the conference.

The one day workshop will feature distinguished speakers from the automotive industry and academia who will discuss salient automotive control problems currently confronting practitioners and researchers. The topics covered will include energy efficient and green cars, autonomous cars, drivers’ behavior, system wide design and communication challenges, engine technologies, onboard diagnostics, and car to car communication.


The one day workshop will have eight presentations, with breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks included as a part of the program to encourage continuing discussions and networking. The workshop aims to provide an informal venue to discuss system/control challenges that are common between OEMS, to facilitate exchange of ideas between industry and academia and subsequent synergies in research efforts.

Our distinguished keynote speakers will be discussing about:

- Drivers cognition and perception
- Autonomous cars: from control design to market safety requirements
- Electric vehicles and the interaction with the grid
- The next generation of green cars
- Software tools for automatic model-based control design, verification and diagnostics.
- Car to Car/Environment communication and its legislation.

The registration is FREE but the number of seats are limited.
Please register ASAP by sending an email to
Theresa Lin ( with your contact information.
The detailed program will be posted here soon.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
On behalf of the IEEE TCAC
Francesco Borrelli