The International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems (ICCAS) was inaugurated on October 17, 2001 to bring together researchers and engineers in the fields of control, automation, robotics, and systems engineering while they have different backgrounds such as electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical engineering and etc. The ICCAS, organized by the Institute of Control, Robotics, and Systems (ICROS), has been consistently successful for the last 19 years hosting approximately 450 to 550 papers from well over 25 countries per year.

The organizing committees of the ICCASs have put ever increasing efforts to improve the quality of the programs and the review of the submitted papers. This year, three focused tracks (a kind of mini-symposium) will be introduced in order to provide efficiently the deeper and newer knowledges in the ‘hot’ fields – Network and multi-agent systems and control, Walking robots, and Automotive control.

The proceedings of the ICCAS are regularly indexed in the IEEE Xplore, SCOPUS, and EI Compendex. The ICCAS is regularly co-sponsored technically by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industrial Electronics Society; IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; IEEE Control Systems Society; Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers (SICE); Asian Control Association (ACA); Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA); Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS); Technical Committee on Control Theory of Chinese Association of Automation (TCCT, CAA); Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI) Association; Chinese Association of Automation; and Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI).