SICE International Symposium on Control Systems 2015
March 4-7, 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Important dates

Initial submission due:January 12, 2015
Notification of acceptance:Early January 2015
Registration deadline for publication: January 27, 2015 (See [Registration])
Final manuscript due:January 28, 2015


Mar. 2, 2015:Reception desk and cloakroom info. updated
Mar. 2, 2015:Time schedule of welcome reception changed
Feb. 19, 2015:Social Events updated
Feb. 7, 2015:Technical program available
Jan. 22, 2015:Registration info. updated
Jan. 15, 2015:Award application updated
Jan. 7, 2015:Initial/Final submission due extended
Dec. 24, 2014:Initial submission due updated
Dec. 2, 2014:Symposium web-site launched

Overview of SICE ISCS 2015

The SICE International Symposium on Control Systems (ISCS) is a new event launched by the Control Division of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE). The ISCS provides an opportunity for interactions among researchers, students, and engineers who are working on various aspects of control systems, from theory to application.

Specific topics of interest include, but not limited to:

The first SICE ISCS will take place as a part of the 2nd SICE Multi-Symposium on Control Systems (MSCS), which will be held Wednesday through Saturday, March 4-7, 2015 at Tokyo Senju Campus, Tokyo Denki University (TDU), Tokyo, Japan.

The SICE ISCS 2015 invites you to submit contributed papers. We provide you of two categories of papers: regular papers and position papers. The former is a full contributed paper of a completed work, while the latter is aimed for a timely review of research, a case study, a technical discussion, and so forth. The papers will be peer-reviewed. See [Paper Submission] for more detail. The accepted papers will be assigned to an oral session in English.

The conference site is Tokyo Senju Campus of Tokyo Denki University, which locates in the middle of Tokyo and enjoys easy access by trains or subways. See [Venue].

Note: Since the date of the notification of acceptance is close to the conference date, we are not able to guarantee visa preparation for attendees.


Technical program

The technical program is available at here ([PDF], [PaperCept Site]).

Invited talks

Henrik Sandberg, Department of Automatic Control, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Title: Quantifying Security in Networked Control Systems

Abstract: Cyber-attacks on critical infrastructures, such as power networks, are a growing concern in society and have received considerable media attention lately. In this talk, we discuss possibilities for quantification of the level of security in networked control systems used to control critical infrastructures. Quantitative measures are important for efficient allocation of protective resources, for example. We here employ methods from sparse optimization and game theory for the quantification. First, we illustrate how sparse optimization and minimum-cut algorithms for graphs can be used to measure the security provided by a power network state estimator running over a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Second, we illustrate how game theory and mixed strategies can be used to minimize the impact of stealthy data injection attacks in a power distribution Volt/VAR control system.

Biography: Henrik Sandberg received the M.Sc. degree in engineering physics and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He is an Associate Professor with the Department of Automatic Control, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Post-Doctoral Scholar with the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. In 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT, Cambridge, USA. He has also held visiting appointments with the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, Australia. His current research interests include secure networked control, power systems, model reduction, and fundamental limitations in control. Dr. Sandberg was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award from the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2004 and an Ingvar Carlsson Award from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research in 2007. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IFAC Journal Automatica.

Paolo Frasca, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Title: Distributed estimation with relative measurements, with application to power systems

Abstract: This talk is devoted to the problem of distributed estimation from relative measurements, defined as follows. Every node in a network is given a scalar value and is able to take noisy measurements of the difference between its value and the values of its neighbors. The goal is for each node to reconstruct its value (modulo an additive constant common to all nodes). This problem has application in various domains: self-localization in robotic networks, synchronization in networks of clocks, ranking in databases, and phase estimation in power grids. I will describe and study two distributed algorithms for its solution: a gradient descent algorithm and a randomized algorithm, based on asynchronous pairwise updates and time-averaging.

Biography: Paolo Frasca received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics for Engineering Sciences from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2009. Between 2008 and 2013, he has held research and visiting positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, at the IAC-CNR, Rome, and at the Politecnico di Torino. Since June 2013, he is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, the Netherlands. His research interests are in the theory of network systems and cyber-physical systems, with applications to robotic, sensor, infrastructural, and social networks. On these topics, Dr. Frasca has (co)authored more than forty journal and conference papers and has given several invited talks at international institutes and events, both in Europe and in the USA. He is a recipient of the 2013 SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize. Dr. Frasca is currently serving as a Subject Editor for the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control and in the Conference Editorial Boards of the IEEE Control Systems Society and of the European Control Association (EUCA).

Paper Submission


All of the papers for both of initial and final submissions must be in English. The deadline of initial submissions is January 12, 2015.

Two categories of contributed papers are provided for authors:

The author or at least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to registers for participation and publication to the 2nd SICE MSCS, which includes this symposium, make payments, and present the paper.

Submissions of all the papers to ISCS are made in the paper submission site [PaperCept]. Follow the instructions in the paper submission site. Both of regular and position papers for ISCS are supposed to follow the symposium style, which can be found below:

The acceptance will be notified to the authors in early January. The final camera-ready manuscript due is January 28, 2015.


For authors of accepted papers:

It is mandatory that the author or at least one of the authors of each accepted paper registers to the MSCS, which includes this symposium, for attendance and paper publication and makes payments. Please visit [MSCS site] to find the instructions in Japanese. Uploading of a final manuscript at [PaperCept Site] will require a voucher code that will be issued by the organizing committee of MSCS and sent to you* after registration of at least one author of the accepted paper to attend MSCS and payment for the fees of the attendance and publication of the accepted paper. The deadline of registration and payments therefore need to be earlier than that of the final paper upload at the PaperCept Site, as indicated below:

*Voucher codes will be sent from the MSCS organizing committee, NOT from sice-ctrl[at] (Replace [at] with @).

For potential participants of SICE ISCS:

Register for attendance to MSCS at [MSCS Site].

If neither you nor your colleagues do not speak Japanese, please contact the symposium secretary via e-mail to: sice_iscs_secret[at] (Replace [at] with @).


SICE and SICE Control Division provide several awards at this symposium. Authors who are members of SICE are encouraged to apply for the awards. The deadline for the application is January 24, 2015 (JST). You can find the details in Japanese at the MSCS web page [Click here]. If neither you nor your colleagues do not speak Japanese, please contact the symposium secretary via e-mail to: sice_iscs_secret[at] (Replace [at] with @).


Access to the symposium site:

Reception desk:


Social Events

Welcome Reception:

The welcome reception will be held from 17:00 17:40pm through 19:00 19:30pm, Wednesday March 4, 2015, at the cafeteria located on the mezzanine of Building No.3 of Tokyo Senju Campus, Tokyo Denki University (the symposium venue). Complementary light snacks and drinks will be served. We are looking forward to seeing the attendees.

Technical Exchange:

The technical exchange will be held from 18:30, Friday March 6, 2015, at Gallery B of Theatre 1010, which reads "Theatre Senju." Theatre 1010 is on the 10th floor of Senju Mildix Building 1 [exterior appearance], located on the west side of Kita-Senju Station and in the walking distance from the conference venue.

MSCS Sponsors

Sponsor and Organizer:Control Division, the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Technical Co-Sponsor:Tokyo Denki University

The 2nd MSCS will be held also in association with other several societies (to be announced later).


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Contact e-mail address: sice_iscs_secret[at] (Replace [at] with @)

Last update: Mar. 2, 2015
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