IFAC – International Federation of Automatic Control
TDS 2024
18th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, September 24–27, 2024, Udine, Italy
18th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, September 24–27, 2024, Udine, Italy


Time delay systems are continuously attracting the interest of the scientific community, as witnessed by the series of dedicated IFAC workshops held in July 1998 (Grenoble, France), in September 2000 (Ancona, Italy), in December 2001 (Santa Fe, USA), in September 2003 (Rocquencourt, France), in September 2004 (Leuven, Belgium), in July 2006 (L’Aquila, Italy), in September 2007 (Nantes, France), in September 2009 (Sinaia, Romania), in June 2010 (Prague, Czech Republic), in June 2012 (Boston, USA), in February 2013 (Grenoble, France), in June 2015 (Ann Arbor, USA), in June 2016 (Istanbul, Turkey), in July 2018 (Budapest, Hungary), in September 2019 (Sinaia, Romania), in October 2021 (Guangzhou, China) and in September 2022 (Montreal, Canada).

The present one is the 18th edition, the third organized in Italy. The aim is at preserving the same high quality, with a technical program ranging from traditional applications like manufacturing and automotive systems to emerging topics strongly connected to artificial intelligence and deep learning, as well as networked and distributed systems. Plenary talks, invited sessions, regular papers and extended abstracts will all contribute to the program, focusing on theoretical and computational advances and technological applications of systems and control related to time delays. Topics include but are not limited to modelling and identification, analysis, filtering and estimation, stability and stabilization, safety, structural properties, robustness, approximation techniques and numerical methods, data-driven and machine learning methods, control schemes and applications in process control, vibration control, autonomous agents, communications, systems biology and engineering, economics and other fields.

The magnificent castle of Udine, overlooking the city from the top of the hill, is ready to welcome the TDS community back to Italy, providing that international forum to share our research results and to exchange new ideas, thus enhancing our understanding of TDS, of their related fields and applications, and hence continuing the established tradition of this IFAC series.

General Chair

Dimitri BREDA
University of Udine (IT)

IPC Chair

Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ)

Program Editor

Pierdomenico PEPE
University of L’Aquila (IT)

Important dates

  • February 15, 2024: submission opens at ifac.papercept.net
  • March 13, 2024: invited sessions submission deadline
  • March 20, 2024: invited sessions notification of acceptance
  • April 10, 2024: papers/abstracts submission deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 24, 2024
  • June 26, 2024: papers/abstracts notification of acceptance
  • July 3, 2024: early registration opens
  • July 24, 2024: papers/abstracts final version submission deadline
  • August 15, 2024: late registration opens
  • September 15, 2024: late registration closes

Call for papers