Due to the current severe situation of covid-19, the  2020 International Symposium on Autonomous Systems will be postponed. It will be held virtually and physically from Dec.6th to Dec.8th, 2020, and the physically main venue will be hosted in Guangzhou, China.

The 2020 International Symposium on Autonomous Systems, ISAS 2020, will be held in Guangzhou, China, during May 28-30, 2020.The conference is organized by South China University of Technology, Chongqing University, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, Key Laboratory of Autonomous Systems and Networked Control, Ministry of Education of China, and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Technical Committee on Reliable Control Systems, Chinese Association of Automation, State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University, China.

Conference papers written in English will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore (IEEE Conference No.49493X)as well as EI Compendex . The best paper award will be established to honor the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit.

ISAS focuses on both theory and applications mainly covering the topics of artificial intelligence, control, automation, robotics and autonomous systems. In addition to the technical sessions, there will be invited sessions, panel sessions and keynote addresses.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Artificial intelligence (AI): Artificial intelligence and philosophy, Automated reasoning and inference, Case-based reasoning, Cognitive aspects of AI, Commonsense reasoning, Constraint processing, Heuristic search, High-level computer vision, Intelligent interfaces, Intelligent robotics, Knowledge representation, Machine learning, Multi-agent systems, Natural language processing, Planning and theories of action, Reasoning under uncertainty or imprecision

Autonomous Systems: Unmanned system command and control, Cooperative control of unmanned systems, Unmanned system modeling and simulation, Unmanned system dynamics, New concept unmanned systems, Robotic systems, Unmanned aerial vehicles

Networked Control Systems: Coordinated control and estimation over networks, Control and computation over sensor networks, Control under communication constraints, Control and performance analysis issues, Synchronization of activities across a controlled network, Stability analysis of controlled networks, Analysis of networks as hybrid dynamical systems

Intelligent Control: Adaptive control, Co-operative control, Intelligent systems, Discrete event systems, Multi-agent systems, Neural networks, Fuzzy systems, Control of biological systems

Automation: Man-machine interactions, Process automation, Intelligent automation, Factory modeling and simulation, Home, laboratory and service automation, Network-based systems, Planning, scheduling and coordination, Nano-scale automation and assembly, Instrumentation systems, Biomedical instrumentation and applications, Building energy efficiency

Robotics: Modeling and identification, Robot control, Mobile robotics, Mobile sensor networks, Perception systems, Micro robots and micro-manipulation, Visual servoing, Search, rescue and field robotics, Robot sensing and data fusion, Localization, navigation and mapping, Dexterous manipulation, Medical robots and bio-robotics, Human centered systems, Space and underwater robots, Tele-robotics, Mechanism design and applications.

Emerging Technologies: Internet of things, Cyber-physical systems, Smart buildings, Smart grid, Energy management systems, Big data, Electric vehicles and intelligent transportation.


ISAS Best Paper Award: Selection of the award-winning paper will be made by the Award Evaluation Committee, based on both the technical contents and presentation.

Keynote Speeches

Professor  Tianyou Chai, Northeastern University, China

Professor  Thomas Parisini, Imperial College of London, UK

Professor  Zhongping Jiang, New York University, USA

Professor  Jay Farrell, University of California, Riverside, USA


There will also be Plenary Panel Sessions for interaction and discussions with prominent researchers in the areas of the conference as well.


Important Dates

Deadline for Invited Session Proposals

 January 15


Deadline for Full Paper Submission   

 January 15


Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 

 February 28


Deadline for Camera Ready Manuscript Submission

April 15  2020 

  November 30


Deadline for Advance Registration 

April 15  2020 

  November 30