2nd International Conference

on Cyber-Physical Systems & Control

29 June —2 July 2021
Please note that the deadline for paper submission has been extended until the 17th of May 2021.
Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU)
28A Grazhdanskiy Avenue, Resource Centre of the International Сampus,
Akademicheskaya metro station, 195251,
St.Petersburg, Russia

Dear Colleagues, as the reviewing process of submitted papers is still on going and Conference is due to start shortly, the Local Organising Committee has decided to include all submissions in the Conference Programme which will be posted shortly on the Conference website. Please note, although all those who have submitted a paper to the Conference are invited to present their work, only papers accepted by the Reviewers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.


We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems and Control (CPS&C’2021) which will be held from 29 June to 2 July 2021 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The CPS&C’2021 Conference is partially funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation as part of the World-Class Research Center program: Advanced Digital Technologies (contract No. 075-15-2020-934 dated 17.11.2020).

The Conference draws upon the experience of our previous research events that focused on information technologies, systems analysis, engineering and control and were hosted by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in partnership with leading European and Russian academic institutions. Among others, these events included: the International Conference on System Analysis in Engineering and Control (since 1998), the Distributed Intelligent Systems and Technologies Workshop (since 2008), the International Scientific Symposium on Automated Systems and Technologies (since 2014), the International Conference on Network Cooperation in Science, Industry and Education.

The first International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems and Control (CPS&C'2019) was held in 2019 in St. Petersburg and attracted a large number of participants. The conference proceedings were published by Springer, and were indexed in Scopus.

We consider cyber-physical systems as a new and rapidly emerging generation of systems with integrated wide computational, information processing and physical capabilities that can interact with humans through many new modalities and application areas of implementation.

The 2nd International Conference (CPS&C’2021) is planned to be held both in online virtual and in-person modes, and the participants will be able to choose their preference at the point of registration. The CPS&C’2021 is expected to be an important forum for scientists and engineers to share the latest advances, developments and achievements in new theories, algorithms, models, and applications of prospective problems associated with cyber-physical systems with an emphasis on control theory and related areas. Our aim is to bring together researchers, practitioners and technologists from all over the world and to discuss and disseminate multidisciplinary fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application areas.

The CPS&C'2021 Conference will include keynote and plenary talks, sessions and discussions. All accepted full papers will be published in a Scopus-indexed book of Conference Proceedings, based on the experience of the CPS&C'2019 Conference. In addition, a subset of papers will be selected for further substantial extension and modification. Such modified and extended papers could then be considered for publication in Scopus-indexed journals.

The Conference attendees will have the opportunity to discover the magnificent city of St. Petersburg, which is especially beautiful and spectacular during the White Nights in June/July.

We invite you to join the CPS&C'2021 Conference and be a part of our international community. We are looking forward to seeing you at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in the summer of 2021.


Dmitry G. Arseniev
Dmitry G. Arseniev
Co-Chair, Professor
Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Nabil Aouf
Nabil Aouf
Co-Chair, Professor
City, University of London, UK
Ludger Overmeyer
Ludger Overmeyer
Co-Chair, Professor
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
  • Professor Dmitry G. Arseniev, Co-Chair, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Professor Nabil Aouf, Co-Chair, City, University of London, UK
  • Professor Ludger Overmeyer, Co-Chair, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
  • Professor Alexey A. Bobtsov, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Russia
  • Dr. Matthias Brockmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Professor Etienne Burdet, Imperial College London, UK
  • Professor Frank Coolen, Durham University, UK
  • Dr. Dimitri Galayko, Sorbonne University, France
  • Professor Tatiana A. Gavrilova, Saint Petersburg University, Russia
  • Professor George Halikias, City, University of London, UK
  • Professor Shiyan Hu, University of Southampton, UK
  • Professor (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia, Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor Heikki Kälviäinen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Professor Branko Katalinić, DAAAM International Vienna, Austria
  • Professor Sanowar Khan, City, University of London, UK
  • Professor Michael S. Kupriyanov, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Russia
  • Professor Nikolay V. Kuznetsov, Saint Petersburg University; Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Professor Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Professor Dmitriy A. Novikov, V. A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding member of RAS, Russia
  • Professor Mourad Oussalah, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Professor Nataliya D. Pankratova, Institute for Applied System Analysis, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr. Dimitri Peaucelle, the Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (LAAS-CNRS), University of Toulouse, France
  • Professor Leonid I. Perlovsky, Harvard University; Northeastern University, MA, USA
  • Professor Vladimir A. Polyansky, Institute of the Problems of Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Professor Anton N. Pronin, D.I. Mendeleev All-Russian Institute for Metrology, Russia
  • Professor Andrey L. Ronzhin, St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Professor Viacheslav P. Shkodyrev, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Professor Oleg A. Stepanov, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics; Concern Central Scientific and Research Institute “Elektropribor”, Russia
  • Professor Lev V. Utkin, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Dr. James F. Whidborne, Cranfield University, UK
  • Professor Nacer eddine Zarour, Abdelhamid Mehri University of Constantine 2, Algeria
  • Professor Ying Zhang, Shanghai Maritime University, China
  • Dr. Argyris Zolotas, Cranfield University, UK
  • Professor Viacheslav P. Shkodyrev, Co-Chair, (SPbPU), Russia
  • Professor Sanowar Khan, Co-Chair, City, University of London, UK
  • Dr. Aleksandra V. Loginova, Conference secretary, (SPbPU), Russia
  • Ms. Alexandra S. Kolgatina,, (SPbPU), Russia
  • Dr. Viacheslav V. Potekhin, (SPbPU), Russia
  • Dr. Konstantin K. Semenov, (SPbPU), Russia
  • PhD Candidate Lotfi Zarour, (SPbPU), Russia


Conference Scope

Authors are invited to submit papers under the three main thematic areas (theoretical fundamentals, technologies and applications of CPS and Control), including but not limited to the following topics:


  • Control Theory
  • System Analysis
  • Paradigms, Models and Architectures
  • Methods and Algorithms
  • Components and Structures
  • Knowledge Base and Knowledge Management


  • Engineering
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Neural Network Modelling
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Safety and Security Systems


  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Human-Digital Interfaces
  • Networking and Telecommunications
  • Metrology of CPS
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Energy and Smart Grid
  • Medical and Other CPS
Conference secretary
Аleksandra V. Loginova
Аleksandra V. Loginova
Dr., Higher School of Cyber-Physical Systems & Control, SPbPU
10-13, 14-18 Mon-Fri (GMT+3, MSK)

Key Dates

Registration of interest opens
Deadline for papers submission
Deadline for arrival confirmation
Deadline for registration and fee payment
Deadline for in-person registration

Please note below revised Conference Fees for those participants who will participate online. This is due to extraordinary times attributable to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference fee
Academic, Industry
(including VAT)
Academic, Industry, Early Bird Registration
(before 23 April 2021)
(including VAT)
Participation without publishing a paper
(including VAT)
Academic, Industry
(including VAT)
(including VAT)
Participation without publishing a paper
(including VAT)
Payment of the bank commission is made by the conference participant.

To recieve an invoice for the Conference fee payment in euros, please contact the Local Organising Committee at cpsc@spbstu.ru

Conference fee (for Russian citizens only)
15 000
Academic, Industry
(including VAT)
13 000
Academic, Industry, Early Bird Registration
(before 23 April 2021)
7 500
(including VAT)
1 500
Participation without publishing a paper
(including VAT)
5 000
Academic, Industry
(including VAT)
2 500
(including VAT)
1 500
Participation without publishing a paper
(including VAT)
Payment of the bank commission is made by the conference participant.

Russian citizens can pay online by credit card (in Russian roubles only) on the SPbPU website.

When paying via the website, specify Conference account number 203503101 in the field ‘Contract or account number’. Specify the Last name and Initials of the Conference participant in the field ‘Payer’.

Paper Submission

The paper submission deadline is May 17, 2021

Make sure that your paper is in strict accordance with the template:

All papers submitted to the Conference will be peer-reviewed at least by two reviewers who will make “Accept”, “Reject” or “Modify” decision on the submitted manuscript. The final decision on the suitability of a manuscript will remain with the International Scientific Programme Committee (ISPC).

All accepted full papers will be published in a Scopus-indexed book of Conference Proceedings.

The manuscript should follow the IMRaD format :

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Origin, motivation and contribution

All papers should present novel research results of international interest. Papers should cover topics within the scope of the Conference. All papers are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. Acceptable minimum of originality is 90%. Papers should be about 6-10 pages.

All papers must be submitted and presented in English. Please make sure that all equations, tables and illustrations contain text in English. Submissions with poor English may be rejected.


The papers submitted for the Conference should be original research manuscripts, never published before and not under consideration for publication in any other conference proceedings (journal etc.). Please read the detailed Elsevier Publication Ethics (Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors). If a paper contains figures or tables taken from other sources, the author must get the reproduction permission from the copyright owners.


The recommended maximum number of authors in a single paper is 6. In general, one person should author no more than 2 papers. The corresponding author is the person chosen within the group to be responsible for all contact and correspondence with the Conference organisers. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (and no inappropriate co-authors) are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agree on its submission for publication.

Submission Rules

Authors are invited to submit papers via the EasyChair conference management system.

Please follow the instructions given below.

Step: Registration

In order to submit your paper via EasyChair, first, you will need to set up an account (username and password) as an author.

Go to EasyChair. Click the “Log in” button in the top-right corner, and then select the option “Create an account”. Complete the CAPTCHA and click “Continue”. Fill in the form with your first name, last name and email, and click “Continue”.

After registering, you will receive an email from EasyChair. Use the link provided in the email to continue the account registration process. Fill out all of the required information, and click the “Create my account” button to finalise the account registration process.

After the account is registered, you may log in to CPS&C'2021 via the following link , entering your username and password.

Note: If your username appears taken, it is possible that you have signed up for EasyChair in the past for another conference. In this case, you simply need to ask the system to remind you of your password based on your username (email).

Step: Draft paper submission

After logging in to the EasyChair website for CPS&C'2021, click on the “New Submission” link located in the top-left corner of the menu bar.

Follow the on-screen instructions and fill out all of required information about the authors.

Note: You must use the same email address that you signed up with when creating the EasyChair account.

Fill out the title, abstract, keywords and related topics.

Upload the file, making sure that it is in the correct format (*.doc or *.docx). Click the “Submit” button.

Once you have completed the submission, a new menu bar (“Submission #” or “My Submissions” in the case of multiple submissions) is created. Click on “Submission #” for changing any information about the submission. Use the links in the top-right corner if you want to update any information about the submission and authors or withdraw the submission.

At the end of the submission procedure (a new submission or an update of an old one), you will receive a confirmation email.

Please be aware that one of the Conference coordinators will contact you via email to check further details. Once the review process is completed, you will receive acceptance/rejection notification with reviews by email.

Step: Final paper submission

After your submission has passed review, you can upload the final version by clicking “Submission #” and selecting “Update file” from the right-hand menu of the Submission screen. After selecting the file that you wish to upload from your computer, submit your final paper via “Submit” button.

For more information, you can watch this playlist with detailed EasyChair tutorials.

If you have any questions remaining, do not hesitate to contact us at cpsc@spbstu.ru.

Registration & Paper Submission

Submit papers through the Easy Chair

Venue and Accommodation

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University boasts an excellent state-of-the-art conference centre for conferences and other similar events. It includes multiple lecture theatres, session and meeting rooms all equipped with modern audio visual and wifi facilities. It has also spacious break-out areas for exhibitions, networking and refreshments. The conference centre is located in the heart of the University campus within a few-minute walking distance from the Polytechnicheskaya metro station.

St. Petersburg was awarded the Europe’s Best Tourist Destination of the year 2017, Europe’s Leading Heritage Destination 2018 and Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination 2018, World’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2020 at the World Travel Awards.

We recommend Conference participants to book hotels in the city centre near the metro stations on the Red metro line (it takes about 20 minutes by metro from the city centre to the Conference venue).

Conference participants can also choose one of the hotels below which are within walking distance from the venue:

Hotel “Sputnik”

36 Toreza Avenue
Ploschad Muzhesva metro station or Polytechnicheskaya metro station
(Distance to SPbPU 1.5 km)

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Hotel “Orbita”

4 Nepokoryonnyh Avenue
Ploschad Muzhesva metro station
(Distance to SPbPU 1.3 km)

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Hotel “Moskva”

2 Alexander Nevskiy Square
Ploschad Aleksandra Nevskogo metro station
(Distance to SPbPU 12.1 km)

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Hotel “Ambassador”

5-7 Rimskiy-Korsakov prospect
Sennaya/Sadovaya/Spasskaya metro stations
(Distance to SPbPU 12.1 km)


Hotels Station
***, ****

Hotels in the City centre