Seoul, Korea | March 5-7, 2021

ICRCA | March 5-7, 2021

2021 The 5th International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation will be held during March 5-7, 2021. It is an annual research conference aims to provide a platform for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities. After the success of ICRCA 2016, ICRCA 2017, ICRCA 2018 and ICRCA 2019 in Tokyo (Japan), Kitakyushu (Japan), Chengdu (China),and Guangzhou(China), we are excited to announce the 5th edition of ICRCA series.

Important Notification!

ICRCA 2021 was planned to be held during February 26-28, 2021 in Seoul, Korea. As coronavirus spreads worldwide, considering the safety of all participants, ICRCA 2021 will be held online during March 5-7, 2021!

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The accepted and registered papers of ICRCA 2021 will be published in International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM, which will be archived in the ACM Digital Library, and indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus and submitted to be reviewed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

The ISBN number of ICRCA 2021 conference proceedings is 978-1-4503-8748-4

ICRCA 2019 Proceedings now in ACM Digital Library (Check), and indexed by EI and Scopus already.
ICRCA 2018 Proceedings now in ACM Digital Library (Check) , and indexed by EI and Scopus already.
ICRCA 2017 Proceedings now in ACM Digital Library (Check) , and indexed by EI and Scopus already.
The proceedings of ICRCA2017-ICRCA2019 have been successfully indexed by EI and Scopus within 4 months after the conference.




ICRCA Topics

ICRCA 2021 will bring together leading engineers and scientists in Robotics, Control and Automation fields from around the world.
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Fuzzy Control
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Machine Learning in Control Applications
  • Knowledge-based Systems Applications
  • Hybrid Learning Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Evolutionary Computation and Control
  • Optimization Algorithms
  • Soft Computing
  • Software Agents for Intelligent Control Systems
  • Neural Networks based Control Systems
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Intelligent Fault Detection and Diagnosis
  • Engineering Applications

  • Robotics and Automation
  • Image Processing
  • Vision, Recognition and Reconstruction
  • Robot Design, Development and Control
  • Control and Supervision Systems
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation
  • Vehicle Control Applications
  • Industrial Networks and Automation
  • Human-Robots Interfaces
  • Network Robotics
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Intelligent Transportation Technologies and Systems
  • Space and Underwater Robots
  • Modelling, Simulation and Architecture
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Collective and Social Robots
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Cognitive Approach for Robotics
  • Mobile Robots and Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • Mechatronics Systems
  • Virtual Environment, Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Perception and Awareness
  • Surveillance, Fault detection and Diagnosis
  • Engineering Applications
  • Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control
  • Adaptive Signal Processing and Control
  • Environmental Monitoring and Control
  • Optimization Problems in Signal Processing
  • Signal Reconstruction
  • Computer and Microprocessor-based Control
  • Real-Time Systems Control
  • Information-based Models for Control
  • Nonlinear Signals and Systems
  • System Identification
  • Instrumentation Networks and Software
  • Change Detection Problems
  • Time-frequency Analysis
  • Mechanical, Force and Tactile Sensors
  • Biological Inspired Sensors
  • Sensors Fusion
  • Intelligent Components for Control
  • System Modelling
  • Modelling, Analysis and Control of Discrete-event Systems
  • Modelling, Analysis and Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems
  • Engineering Applications

  • Industrial Engineering, Production and Management
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Computer-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Precision Engineering
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Resources and Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Performance Evaluation and Optimization
  • Human Factors & Human-System Interface
  • Cost and Value Engineering
  • Business Process Modelling

  • Organizing Committee

    Conference Chairs
    Prof. Beom Hee Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
    Prof. Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada

    Program Chairs
    Prof. Bin Zi, Hefei University of Technology, China
    Assoc. Prof. Matsumoto Mitsuharu, University of Electro-communications, Japan

    Local Chair
    Dr. Sang-Hoon Ji, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, South Korea

    Publicity Chair
    Prof. Toyomi Fujita, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan

    Technical Committee
    Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology, India
    Prof. Chang-Hsing Lee, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
    Prof. Jun-Juh Yan, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan
    Prof. Maged Nashed, Electronics Research Institute, Egypt
    Prof. Michael Herrmann,University of Edinburgh,UK
    Prof. Mona Eskander, Electronics Research Institute, Egypt
    Prof. Morteza Amjadi,Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Prof. Muhmmad M.A.S. Mahmoud, Baku Higher Oil School, Azerbaijan
    Prof. Chang-Hsing Lee, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
    Prof. Ping Lou, Wuhan University of Technology, China
    Prof. Tsung-Han Tsai, National Central University, Taiwan
    Prof. Yifeng Guo, Guangxi University of Science and Technology, China
    Assoc. Prof. Ebrahim Mattar, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
    Assoc. Prof. Eduardo Guy Perpétuo Bock, Federal Institute of Technology in São Paulo, Brazil
    Assoc. Prof. Jiwei Hu, Wuhan University of Technology, China
    Assoc. Prof. Olga Dolinina, Yury Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Russia
    Assoc. Prof. Victoria A. Sablina, Ryazan State Radio Engineering University, Russia
    Assoc. Prof. Wenbin Gao, Anhui University of Technology, China
    Assoc. Prof. Xu Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Assoc. Prof. Yanhong Wang, Shenyang University of Technology, China
    Dr. Dae-Hwan Kim, Pukyong National University, South Korea
    Dr. Elahe Abdi, monash university, Austrilia
    Dr. Fitri Utaminingrum, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
    Dr. I Komang Somawirata, National Institute of Technology (ITN Malang), Indonesia
    Dr. Kang Xu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
    Dr. Kleddao Satcharoen, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
    Dr. Ron Petrick,Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Dr. Tao Wang, China Academy of Launch Vehicles, China

    Keynote Speakers

    Keynote Speaker I

    Prof. Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada

    Dr. Chun-Yi Su received his Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. After a seven-year stint at the University of Victoria, he joined Concordia University in 1998, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical, Industrial & Aerospace Engineering and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Control. He has also held several short-time visiting positions including a Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by China's Ministry of Education and JSPS Invitation Fellowship from Japan.
    Dr. Su's research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems, with a recent focus on control of systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He has made fundamental contribution to modeling and control of nonlinear systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He developed some fundamental properties for the early development of constrained robotic control. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings.
    Dr. Su has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He has been on the Editorial Board of several journals, including IFAC's Mechatronics. He served for many conferences as an organizing committee member.


    Keynote Speaker II

    Prof. Keum-shik Hong, Pusan National University, Korea (IEEE Fellow)

    Keum-Shik Hong received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering from Seoul National University in 1979, his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 1987, and both an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1991. Dr. Hong joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at Pusan National University (PNU) in 1993. In 2009, under the auspices of the World Class University Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) of Korea, he established the Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, PNU.
    Dr. Hong serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (2008-2011), and as Associate Editor of Automatica (2000-2006). He also serves as AEs for the Frontiers in Neurorobotics and the Brain-Computer Interfaces. He has also been General Secretary of the Asian Control Association (2006-2008), and was Organizing Chair of the ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009, Fukuoka, Japan. He is a past president of the Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems. He is President-Elect of Asian Control Association.
    He is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, an ICROS Fellow, a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and many other societies. His Integrated Dynamics and Control Engineering Laboratory was designated a National Research Laboratory by the MEST of Korea in 2003. He is the Director of the Institute of Advanced Construction and Conveying Machinery. Dr. Hong’s current research interests include brain-computer interface, nonlinear systems theory, adaptive control, distributed parameter systems, autonomous systems, and innovative control applications in brain engineering.


    Keynote Speaker III

    Prof. Dong-Won Jung, Jeju National University, Republic of Korea

    Professor Dong-Won Jung is a full professor from Jeju National University, which is one of Ten National Universities in Korea. Professor Dong-Won Jung works in School of Mechancial Engineering. He has rich experience in metal forming field. He is a professional reviewer of plenty Journals, such as KSME (Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers), KSPE(Korean Society for Precision Engineering), KSTP(Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity), KSAE(Korean Society for Automobile Engineers), Journal of Ocean Engineering and Technology, Journal of Korea Society for Power System Engineering, the Korean Journal of CAE, etc. He also has lot of publications and academic conference experiences.


    Submission & Registration

    Submission Methods

    Full paper submission is compulsory for publication.

    Online submission system
    Submissions should be made via the Online Submission System; Start submission with below link:  

    With presentation only purpose, please just submit an abstract.

    Online submission system
    Submissions should be made via the Online Submission System; Start submission with below link:  

    Official Language: English

    Template Download  

    Should you have any questions about the submission, please feel free to contact us at

    Important Dates

    Submission Deadline: December 20, 2020
    February 1, 2021 (Final Call!!!)

    Full Paper and Abstract
    Notification Date: February 10, 2021
    Acceptance / Rejection
    Registration Deadline: February 15, 2021
    Finish the payment and registration form

    Conference Date: February 26-28, 2021

    Welcome to ICRCA 2021!



    Papers should be at least 8 pages, including figures, tables, and references. When a paper exceeds 10 pages, extra pages will be chargeable.
    Submissions that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences or journals are not appropriate for ICRCA and violate our dual submission policy. 
    Multiple submissions with an excessive amount of overlap in their text or technical content are not acceptable. The technical committee reserves the right to immediately reject all submissions which they deem to be excessively similar and by the same authors.

    Online Presentation

    As coronavirus spreads worldwide, some authors cannot attend the conference because of travel restrictions. In order to enhance communication among authors, the organizing committees welcome those authors to join in the conference by media method, like online presentation, video presentation, etc. Online presentation sessions will be arranged accordingly besides oral sessions and poster sessions.


    Registration Fee

    • Rate
    • Rular Rate
    • Students Rate
    • TPC Member Rate
    • Online Presentation
    • Onsite Registration Rate
    • Additional Papers
    • Extra Pages
    • Extra Proceedings
    • Cultural Program
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    • 80 USD  per Person
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    • 80 USD  per Person

    Listener Registration (Listener Registration Form)

    1. Please fill the information and complete the payment via Online Payment System

    2. Please email Payment Order ID & Payment Email to and wait for the secretary‘s comfirmation

     Refunds Policy

    If the participants request cancellation and refund due to personal reasons, the following refund policy applies.
    * 60 days ahead of the conference: 70% of payment refund
    * 30-60 days ahead of the conference: 50% of payment refund
    * Within 30 days ahead of the conference: no refund

    * The organizing committees reserves the right to change the dates and place of the conference due to force majeure.
    * The losses thus incurred from the force majeure events shall not be liabled and refunds policy shall not apply as well.

    Schedule at a lance

    February 26, 2021
    Conference Material Collection
    February 27, 2021
    Opening Remarks
    Keynote Speeches
    Parallel Sessions 1-4
    February 28, 2021
    Social Program

    * The detailed schedule will be available around half month before the conference. When it is prepared well, the conference secretary will send it to you by email. Please take the above schedule for a reference at first.

    * For safety consideration, please take good care of your belongings in the public Places. Please bring your name badge for entering the conference hall. Please do Not lend your name badge to people who are not involved with the conference. Please do Not take irrelevant people to enter the conference rooms. The organizers shall Not be held responsibility for any loss of personal finance or belongings.


    ICRCA History

    July 26-28, 2019
    Guangzhou, China
    August 11-13, 2018
    Chengdu, China
    September 15-18, 2017
    Kitakyushu, Japan
    July 20-24, 2016
    Tokyo, Japan


    ICRCA 2019

    Session Group Photoes & Excellent Oral Presenters


    ICRCA 2018

    Session Group Photoes & Excellent Oral Presenters

    ICRCA 2017

    ICRCA 2016--Group Photo

    Conference Venue

    Koreana Hotel

    Address: 135, Sejongdae-ro (Taepyeong-ro 1st street), Jung-gu, Seoul
    Tel: 02-2171-7842,7845~6 | Fax: 02-734-0665

    Koreana Hotel located in Gwanghwamun, a center of the business and tourism of Seoul, is a traditional hotel which has led the history of Korea Hotel opened in 1972. It will provide the convenience for business travelers and tourists visiting Seoul. From Koreana Hotel where you can feel the Korean traditional beauty and the modern feeling, you can see Gyeongbok Palace and Deoksu Palace emitting the taste of history, and Cheonggyecheon recomposed of modern feeling, and 4 seasons unfolding against Gwanghwamun Square. Also, it has 337 various rooms according with the needs of tourists and business travelers, especially Club rooms and Lounge which were renewed in 2017 will provide various services as a comfortable resting place for customers’ successful business.



    Useful Information


    Foreign nationals entering the country are required to pass an inspection conducted by an immigration official at the port of entry.
    A Republic of Korea (ROK) visa is a consul’s recommendation for approval of a foreign national’s application for entry. A foreign national holding an ROK visa may fail to obtain entry permission if he/she fails to meet the entry requirements. An ROK visa may be obtained at a South Korean embassy.
    A foreign national applying for an ROK visa must submit the required documents (which differ depending on the status of sojourn) to the South Korean embassy in one’s respective country.

    There are two types of ROK visas: single-entry and multiple-entry.
    Single-entry visa: Valid for three months from the date of issuance.
    Multiple-entry visa: Valid for the designated period following the date of issuance.
    •Status of sojourn relating to diplomacy (A-1), official business (A-2) or treaties (A-3): Not more than 3 years.
    •Status of sojourn relating to temporary workers (H-2): Not more than 5 years.
    •Status of sojourn relating to an official treaty: As agreed in the treaty.
    •Status of sojourn set under reciprocity or in consideration of national interest: As determined by the Minister of Justice.

    Cancellation or change of visa
    The entry visa for a foreign national may be cancelled or changed by the Minister of Justice in any of the following cases.
    •When the guarantor has withdrawn his/her guarantee or the relevant foreign national no longer has a guarantor;
    •When it transpires that the foreign national has obtained the visa by fraudulent or dishonest means;
    •When the relevant foreign national has violated the conditions of issuance of the visa;
    •When a serious situation has occurred which makes it impossible to maintain the current visa status;
    •When the relevant foreign national is in violation of a law, including The Immigration Control Act, or fails to comply with a justifiable instruction of an immigration official. The Justice Minister may, under Article 79 of the Immigration Control Act,, have the foreign national or applicant come to a government office to listen to his/her explanation of the situation concerning cancellation or change of visa when judged necessary.
    •When asking the said person to come to a government office to provide a verbal explanation of his/her situation, the Justice Minister should inform the said person of the reason for a cancellation or change of visa and the hour/date and office at which presence his/her presence has been requested at least seven days in advance.

    Entry without a visa
    Foreign nationals falling under the following category, including nationals of a country that has signed a visa waiver agreement with the ROK, may enter Korea without a visa.
    •A person entering the ROK within the designated period after obtaining or being exempted from a re-entry permit;
    •An eligible national of a country that has signed a visa waiver agreement with the ROK;
    •A person entering the ROK for purposes related to international friendship or national interest of the ROK after obtaining a separate entry permit;
    •A person re-entering the ROK within the designated period after obtaining a refugee travel document.
    Please check if you need a visa or not, please click here for more information:

    Countries whose nationals hold a diplomatic, official or ordinary passport may enter Korea without a visa.
    •Asia : Japan(90 days), Hong Kong(90 days), Macau(90 days), Taiwan(90 days), Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain (90 days)[12 countries]
    •North America : United States of America(90days), Canada(6 months) [2 countries]
    •South America : Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guyana [6 countries]
    Europe : Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia(90 days),Vatican, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro [11 countries]
    •Oceania : Australia(90 days), Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Kiribati, Marshall Is., Solomon Is., Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga [13 countries]
    •Africa : Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Egypt [5 countries]

    Latest News

    • July 28, 2020, News! Welcome Prof. Dong-Won Jung, Jeju National University, Republic of Korea to give a speech at ICRCA 2021.

    • May 20, 2020, News! As coronavirus spreads worldwide, considering the safety of all participants, ICRCA 2020 has been postponed to February 26-28, 2021.

    • February 05, 2020, News! Welcome Prof. Chun-Yi Su to join in technical committee.

    • January 10, 2020, News! Welcome Prof. Beom Hee Lee to join in technical committee.

    • November 25, 2019 News! ICRCA 2020 is calling for papers.

    • November 25, 2019 News! The proceedings of ICRCA 2019 has been indexed by EI and Scopus already. (Click)

    • July 30, 2019 News! ICRCA 2019 successfully held in Guangzhou on July 26-28. Here are some photos from the conference. (Click)

    • July 13, 2019 News! The conference schedule is finalized. (Download)

    • June 11, 2019 News! Prof. Yifeng Guo and Prof. Li Peng join in technical committee.

    • May 6, 2019 News! Wecome Prof. Santos, Prof. Bock, Dr. Utaminingrum, and Dr. Somawirata join in technical committee.

    • April 1, 2019 News! ICRCA 2018 proceedings are indexed by Scopus.

    • January 28, 2019 News! The conference hotel is confirmed to be Grand International Hotel.

    • December 4, 2018 News! ICRCA 2018 proceedings are indexed by Ei Compendex.

    • November 30, 2018 News! Welcome Prof. Beom Hee Lee join in the conference.

    • November 27, 2018 News! Welcome Prof. Chun-Yi Su join in the conference.

    • November 23, 2018 News! Welcome Prof. Derong Liu join in the conference.

    • October 30, 2018 News! Papers of ICRCA 2018 have been archived in the ACM Digital Library (Click) .

    • August 28, 2018 News! ICRCA 2019 will be held in Guangzhou, China on July 26-28, 2019.

    • August 14, 2018 News! ICRCA 2018 is successfully held in Chengdu, China.

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