The Control Conference Africa (CCA 2021) is hosted by the South African Council for Automation and Control (SACAC). CCA 2021 promotes the exchange of ideas and developments in control engineering in Africa. The CCA 2021 conference specifically addresses control engineers from African countries, African control engineers based abroad who wish to reconnect to their roots, and all control engineers who want to connect with Africa. Both academic and industrial control engineering practitioners have the opportunity to present their work and exchange research ideas with colleagues from across the globe. 

The event is co-sponsored by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), of which SACAC is the National Member Organisation for South Africa. 


Important Dates

Submissions open:

25 January 2021

Submission deadline:

21 May 2021

Notification of acceptance:

13 August 2021

Submission of final paper:

10 September 2021

Early registration opens:

Early registration closes:

23 August 2021

10 September 2021

IFAC Copyright Conditions

“All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (

Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect ( To this end, the author(s) must grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper. The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).”

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