CSChE 2023 Systems and Control Division Symposium: Call for Extended Abstracts

Dear CSChE 2023 Systems and Control Division Symposium Contributor,

The Systems & Control and Energy divisions of the CIC will be putting together a conference proceedings of CSChE 2023 conference contributions, published through PSE Press as Systems & Control Transactions, Vol 3. Anyone who is presenting a poster or oral presentation in one of the Energy or Systems & Control division sessions is invited to participate. Participation is optional and it is free.

Here’s how it works:

  • Contributors are provided with a Word template to follow.
  • All presenting authors are encouraged to write a 2-8 page extended abstract for the proceedings.
  • Because it is an extended abstract, it is not peer reviewed. However the editors may request changes.
  • The conference proceedings will be published Open Access by PSE Press
  • The conference proceedings get an ISBN and are indexed with Library and Archives Canada
  • Every submission gets a unique LAPSE ID, with individual download tracking.
  • Material can be re-used in “full” papers. (Owner retains copyright). So it does not prevent anyone from publishing their work in a journal.
  • Extended abstracts can be cited journal style in Systems & Control Transactions.
  • The best contributions are invited for a full paper submission in a special series in Canadian J Chem Eng.
  • There are no fees to the authors.
  • Extended abstracts from CSChE 2021 and CSChE 2022 have received about 150-250 downloads each, so people actually read and use them.

For more information, to download the submission template, and the submission instructions, see

The deadline for submission is October 26, 2023.

We look forward to your contribution!

Nicolas Hudon (Queens University)
Martino Fontana (University of Sherbrooke)
Federico Galli (University of Sherbrooke)
Hossein Hejazi (University of Calgary)

ADCHEM 2024 – Second Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues:

In this, our Second Call for Papers, we cordially invite you to contribute to ADCHEM 2024, the 12th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, which will be held in Toronto (Canada) from July 14 to 17, 2024.

ADCHEM is a triennial symposium of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). It will bring together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to foster discussions of recent developments in the control and modeling of chemical, biomedical, and related process systems. ADCHEM has traditionally had strong industrial participation. The conference is expected to have a significant impact on process manufacturing, with the confluence of advanced control theory, optimization, algorithms, data analytics and digitalization.

The IFAC Foundation is providing funding to waive the registration fees of a number of young authors from developing countries. Details, and an application form, may be found on the conference web site. 

Key Dates

October 15, 2023Invited Session Proposals due
October 31, 2023
Regular PapersInvited Session Papers,
and Industrial Extended Abstracts due
November 15, 2023Pre-conference Workshop proposals due
February 15, 2024Notification of acceptance
March 31, 2024Final submission of all contributions 

Visit for more details on the submission categories. Submissions will be handled through papercept (

An IFAC Young Author Award will be awarded at the symposium in Toronto.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

Best regards,

IPC Chairs Martin Mönnigmann, Ali Mesbah and Pablo Rolandi

NOC Chairs Christopher Swartz, Kim McAuley and Danielle Zyngier


ADCHEM 2024 is sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee (TC 6.1) on Chemical Process Control and co-sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committees 2.3 Non-Linear Control Systems, 2.4 Optimal Control, 5.2 Management and Control in Manufacturing and Logistics, 6.2 Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing, 6.3 Power and Energy Systems, 6.4 Fault Detection, Supervision & Safety of Technical Processes, 8.2 Biological and Medical Systems, and 8.4 Biosystems and Bioprocesses. 

ADCHEM 2024 follows the tradition of symposia held in Toulouse (1991), Kyoto (1994), Banff (1997), Pisa (2000), Hong Kong (2003), Gramado (2006), Istanbul (2009), Singapore (2012), Whistler (2015), Shenyang (2018) and Venice (2021).

Agenda for Systems and Control Division Annual General Meeting

Systems and Control Division Annual General Meeting
Agenda for Monday October 30th, 2023. 5:45–6:30PM
Room Glen 202

5:45PM Call to Order

Adoption of the Agenda

Welcome and Introduction

New Members

Chair’s Report (Nicolas Hudon)

Review of D.G. Fischer Award Review Process

Treasurer’s Report (Syed Imtiaz)


Conferences in Canada in 2024

New Business

Division executive (2022–25)
Nicolas Hudon (Queen’s), Chair,
Stevan Dubljevic (UofA), Vice Chair,
Syed Imtiaz (Memorial), Treasurer,
Yankai Cao (UBC), Secretary