Dear Colleague,

Greetings from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

This is to bring your kind attention to ACODS 2020, a biennial flagship conference of ACDOS (Automatic Control and Dynamic Optimization Society, and IFAC, that is scheduled to take place from February 16-19, 2020 at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. 

ACODS 2020 aims to bring together researchers, scientists and practitioners of process systems engineering including, but not limited to, modelling, control, optimization and fault detection of engineering and biological processes. The conference will feature tutorial workshops on cutting edge areas and foundational subjects by leading researchers from academia / industry, plenary and semi-plenary talks by eminent personalities in the field, and peer-reviewed oral and poster presentations. This year’s conference is themed on “Systems and Data Science in Engineering and Health Care”.

On behalf of the conference organizing team, I request you to consider contributing papers and proposals for invited submissions to this conference. Further, I request you to publicise this event to the best possible extent. The website for this event is:

Last date for submitting:
Regular Papers (accepted papers to appear in IFAC-PapersOnline): August 16, 2019
Extended Abstracts (accepted submissions only for presentations and not to be included in proceedings): August 31, 2019
Invited Sessions: August 16, 2019
Tutorials and Workshops: August 31, 2019

ACODS 2020 not only provides an avenue to showcase your work and share research ideas with fellow researchers, but also gives you an exciting opportunity to visit IIT Madras, a nationally top ranked institution carrying out world-class research and Chennai, one of the educational and engineering hubs in Southern India. Your visit can open up opportunities for a two-way collaboration between the brightest researchers in India and international researchers in the fields of systems engineering and data sciences.

Thank you for your attention and time. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation in the conference and seeing you here at IIT Madras!


Arun K. Tangirala
MSB 150, Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras, Chennai 600036
Ph: +91-44-22574181

General Chair 
ACODS 2020 Conference, IIT Madras, 
February 16-19, 2020