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The International Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control (AAC) of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) takes place every three years. The objective of the IFAC - AAC Symposium is to contribute to future research and development through active exchange between industry and academia.

Following the previous successful symposiums in Ascona, Mohican State Park, Karlsruhe, Salerno, Monterey, Munich, Tokyo,  Kolmården and Orléans, the 10th AAC symposium will be held at the Blackwell Inn on the campus of The Ohio State University, in Columbus, OH, USA from August 28-31, 2022. 

  • Welcome Reception   Sunday, August 28, 2022
  • Symposium                 Monday, August 29 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022
  • Gala Dinner                 Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Important Dates

  • Draft paper submission open: Nov. 29, 2021
  • Draft paper submission ends: March 7, 2022
  • Acceptance notification: May 17, 2022
  • Final papers: July 8, 2022
  • Opening registration: May 26, 2022
  • Draft program: May 17, 2022
  • Fee increase: July 12, 2022
  • Final program: July 8, 2022

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The symposium will be held in Columbus, Ohio on the campus of The Ohio State University. Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the fastest-growing city in the Midwest, with a vibrant blend of arts and culture; inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and an open, entrepreneurial spirit. With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, it’s a city that invites exploration.

Since June 2002, The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center has been providing visitors to the Columbus area with the finest amenities, accommodations, and service on the grounds of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Owned and operated by OSU, our hotel and conference center is staffed with friendly, professional individuals and features a perfect blend of aesthetics, technology, and space. From small details to big events, we go the distance to ensure you have a wonderful experience every time.

It is easy to see why The Blackwell Inn continues to receive TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence, is named in the Best Hotels in Ohio in U.S. News & World Report and is the only independent Preferred Lifestyle Brand in Columbus, Ohio.

All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (

Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect ( To this end, the author(s) must grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper. The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).