The 2nd international workshop on Chassis Systems Control and Autonomous Driving control (CSC-AD’21)


The automotive industry is in the verge of an important revolution. Autonomous driving will lead car manufacturers and equipment suppliers to acquire new technologies and renew their innovations. Novel systems have to be embedded, from robotic vision to actuators control. On one hand, due to the complexity and uncertainty of the overall problem, Model Based Design approach could be insufficient and more data-based design should be added to to improve the controllability of the vehicle. On the other hand, since several uncertain systems should be implemented within the same vehicle, the coordination of all these systems is major key to the safe operation of the autonomous vehicle. Car manufacturers, equipment suppliers and other intelligent mobility stakeholders should work hand in hand in order to make autonomous driving a reality.

Within this context, and thanks to the success of the first edition, the IV2021 2nd international workshop on Chassis Systems Control and Autonomous Driving control (CSC-AD'21) welcomes intelligent control, estimation and modeling contributions aimed at the safe, comfortable, and effective development of combined vehicle motion control systems. The aim of this workshop is to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussions on recent trends in learning-based and model-based coordinated control and estimation applied to chassis systems and AD/ADAS control. List of specific topics:

  • Combined Chassis Systems and AD/ADAS Control,

  • Global Vehicle Motion Control,

  • Autonomous Vehicles Control,

  • Over-Actuation, Systems Interactions and Management,

  • Fault-Tolerance Control,

  • Learning-Based Model Predictive Control,

  • Supervisory Control and Vehicles Collision-Free Control,

  • Adaptive and Robust Control Theory,

  • Friction and Tire Forces Estimation,

  • Comfort Design and Suspension Control.




Moad Kissai received his PhD degree on automotive and control engineering from ENSTA Paris, France in 2019, his M.Sc. in mobility and electric vehicles from Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France in 2015, and his degree of Engineer in Electromechanics from National Graduate Engineering School – Mines Rabat, Morocco in 2014. His current research interests include vehicle motion control, chassis systems coordination, control allocation, and robust control. Dr. Kissai is an active Member of IEEE Control Systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems Societies. He has more than 15 research publications. He was finalist in the best student paper award at The 2018 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV’18), the premier annual technical forum sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS), received best oral presentation award at 2018 7th International Conference on Mechatronics and Control Engineering (ICMCE 2018). He received the outstanding paper award from ICROS at the 2019 19th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2019). Finally, Dr. Kissai was also an associate editor at ITSC 2019, ITSC 2020, IV 2020 where he served as chairman of the 1st edition of CSC-AD, and he is now an associate editor at IV 2021.


Bruno Monsuez received his PhD in computer science in 1994, and his degree of Engineer in 1989 from École Polytechnique, France. He started his academic career at École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France working on automated verification of Software and Hardware Systems. He was on leave about 10 years working for pioneering the formal system design methodology and formal verification methods in the industry. His current research interests are on the design and validation of highly automated systems as well as autonomous systems for safety critical systems. He is currently Full Professor in the Autonomous Systems and Robotics Lab in the Computer Science and System Engineering Department (U2IS), at ENSTA Paris, France. Prof. Bruno Monsuez served on PCs and as PC chair for numerous international workshops and conferences. He is the steering committee chair of Int. Conference on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (VECoS).


Adriana Tapus obtained the French Habilitation (HDR) for her thesis entitled “Towards Personalized Human-Robot Interaction” from Sorbonne University, France in 2011. She received her PhD in computer science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2005, and her degree of Engineer in computer science and engineering from Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania in 2001. She worked as an Associate Researcher at the University of Southern California (USC), where she was among the pioneers on the development of socially assistive robotics, also participating to activity in machine learning, human sensing, and human-robot interaction. Her main interests are on long-term learning (i.e. in particular in interaction with humans), human modeling, and on-line robot behavior adaptation to external environmental factors. She is currently a Full Professor in the Autonomous Systems and Robotics Lab in the Computer Science and System Engineering Department (U2IS), at ENSTA Paris, France. Prof. Tapus is an Associate Editor for International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR), ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS) and in the steering committee of several major robotics conferences (General Chair 2019 of HRI, Program Chair 2018 of HRI, General Chair 2017 of ECMR). She has more than 150 research publications and she received the Romanian Academy Award for her contributions in assistive robotics in 2010. She was elected in 2016 as one of the 25 women in robotics you need to know about. She’s also the PI of various EU and French National research grants.


Vicente Milanes received his Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain, in 2010. He was with the AUTOPIA program at the Center for Automation and Robotics (UPM-CSIC, Spain) from 2006 to 2011. Then, he was awarded with a two-years Fulbright fellowship at California PATH, UC Berkeley. In 2014, he joined the RITS team at INRIA, France. Since 2016, he is with the Research Department at Renault, France. Dr. Milanes has 120+ reserach publications and he has been awarded with the Best Paper Award in three conferences and his PhD has received three major awards. His research interests include autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamic control, intelligent traffic and transport infrastructures, and vehicle-infrastructure cooperation.


Keynote Speakers


Dr. Basilio Lenzo received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pisa (1st cum laude, thesis at Ferrari F1) and Sant'Anna University (1st cum laude, thesis at Ecole Normale Superiéure de Cachan Paris) in 2010. In 2013, he received his PhD in Robotics (1st cum laude) from Sant'Anna University, too. Basilio joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering with the Materials and Engineering Research Institute and the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research. His current research interests include vehicle dynamics, control, and robotics.


Dr. Barys Shyrokau is an Assistant Professor at the Intelligent Vehicles group at the Department of Cognitive Robotics, Delft University of Technology.  From 2014 till 2017 he was a post-doctoral researcher at Biomechanical Department of 3ME. He received PhD degree in the framework of Joint PhD Program between Nanyang Technological University and Technical University Munich, and DiplEng degree with first-class honours in Automotive Engineering at the Belarusian National Technical University, Belarus.

9h - 9h15

Opening remarks

9h15 - 10h

1st keynote speech: Dr. Basilio Lenzo
"Torque vectoring and state observers for enhancing vehicle dynamics"

10h - 10h45

2nd keynote speech: Dr. Barys Shyrokau
"Vehicle Motion Control for Safety, Comfort and User Acceptance"

10h45 - 11h00

Coffee break

11h - 11h30

1st workshop presentation: 
"Numerically Stable Dynamic Bicycle Model for Discrete-time Control" 

11h30 - 12h

2nd workshop presentation:
"Observer design with performance guarantees for vehicle control purposes via the integration of learning-based and LPV approaches"

12h - 13h

Schedule (UTC +2)

Round table and group discussion

Information for authors

In order to submit your contributions, please follow the IV symposium guidelines here. The code of the workshop will be available soon.

Note that you need to register to the workshops. This is done at the registration site. You can register for both the IV2021 conference and workshop, or for a workshop only. Lunch and coffee break(s) are included in all workshops.

Important Dates:​​

  • Workshop paper submission deadline:        May 10th, 2021

  • Acceptance/rejection announcement:          May 15th, 2021

  • Final workshop paper due:                             May 31st, 2021

  • Workshop day:                                                  July 12th, 2021

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