Second Call for Papers: “Dynamic Control and Optimization” International Conference, DCO 2021

Date: February 3 – 5, 2021
Venue: University of Aveiro, Portugal

It is our pleasure to recall that the International Conference “Dynamic Control and Optimization”, DCO 2021, on occasion of the 65th Birthday of Professor Andrey Sarychev, will be held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, from February 3 to 5, 2021.

Aims and Scope
The aim of DCO 2021 is to bring together academic specialists  and   promote a broad exchange of information and new developments in dynamic control and optimization from the theoretical as well as from the application point of view. Among the topics of the conference are recent results in nonlinear dynamical control systems, control of evolution PDE, optimal control, sub Riemannian geometry, ordinary differential equations, calculus of variations, stochastic differential equations, propagation of acoustic waves in elastic media, dynamics in space-time, optimal control under delay, anticipation or regime switching, and robust optimal control.

During the conference we will commemorate the 65th birthday of Professor Andrey Vasil’evich Sarychev, presently professor at the University of Florence, Italy, who during the period from 1993 to 2002 was working at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Aveiro where he was engaged in active pedagogic activity and played a major role in the scientific development and research activities. He collaborated with over 30 co-authors from nine countries, and supervised seven PhD students and three young researchers from Portugal and France.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the conference is planned to be held simultaneously in two forms:

1. attended at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Aveiro;
2. virtually in the form of Zoom or Teams video conference.

To provide the participants of the conference an access to Plenary sessions, the Invited Speakers’ talks are planned to be transmitted by video either online or in record.

Regardless of how we handle the conference, we want to assure everyone that there will be a forum for contributors to share their work and participants to learn and network.

Scientific Program
The scientific program of the DCO 2021 conference will consist of invited plenary talks (40 minutes + 5 minutes) and contributed paper presentations (25 minutes + 5 minutes).

We kindly invite you to contribute to the scientific program of the conference by organizing thematic sessions, submitting abstracts and participating in the conference in either attended or online form.

All abstracts will be considered by the members of the International Scientific Committee. The accepted abstracts will be published in the electronic form in the Book of Abstracts.

Invited Speakers 
– Alexey Davydov, Vladimir State University and Moscow State Univ., Russia
– Andrei Agrachev, SISSA (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati), Italy
– Fátima Silva Leite, University of Coimbra, Portugal
– Jean-Baptiste Caillau, Université Côte d’Azur, France
– Laura Poggiolini, University of Florence, Italy
– Manuel Guerra, ISEG (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão), Portugal
– Maria do Rosário do Pinho, University of Porto, Portugal
– Sergei Tabachnikov, Pennsylvania State University, USA
– Ugo Boscain, CMAP, École Polytechnique, France
– Yuliy Baryshnikov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
– Yuri Sachkov, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Perslavl-Zalessky, Russia

The conference is organized by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Aveiro, the Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA, University of Aveiro) and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Economics (CEMAPRE, University of Lisbon).

Organizing Committee
Carlos Oliveira, CEMAPRE – Universidade de Lisboa (
Dina Seabra, CIDMA -University of Aveiro (
João David Vieira, DMat UA (
João Pedro Cruz, CIDMA -University of Aveiro (
M. Isabel Caiado, CMAT—University of Minho (
Natália Martins, CIDMA -University of Aveiro (
Paula Oliveira, CIDMA-University of Aveiro (

Alexander Plakhov (
Delfim F. M. Torres (
Tatiana Tchemisova (

Important Dates (extended)

Abstract Submission is open till: December  25, 2020
Notification of Acceptance of Talk: January 7, 2021
Early-Bird Registration deadline: January 15, 2021
Registration deadline: January  30, 2021  
Conference: February 3-5, 2021

Email of the conference: ;
Telephone:+ 351 234 370 200
Mobile: +351 919010052

The participants of the conference are invited to submit their full length papers to a Special Issue of Optimization, a Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research, Taylor and Francis

Prospective authors should follow the manuscript format described below at the journal site Authors have to submit their papers through the Manuscript Central web site

During the submission procedure authors have to answer the question
“Is the manuscript a candidate for a special issue?” Here one has to tick “yes” and then in the box “If yes, what is the title of the special issue:” one has to select ‘DCO2021’.

Submission deadline for papers to Optimization SI: April 15, 2021 Tentative date of publication: June 2022

The call for abstracts and for Special Session proposals is open and your participation is welcome! Looking forward to meeting you at DCO 2021!

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