Transactions on Control Systems Technology

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    Editor in Chief, IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology

The IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology publishes high quality technical papers on technological advances in control engineering. The word technology is from the Greek technologia. The modern meaning is a scientific method to achieve a practical purpose. Control Systems Technology includes all aspects of control engineering needed to implement practical control systems, from analysis and design, through simulation and hardware. A primary purpose of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology is to have an archival publication, which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers are published in the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology which disclose significant new knowledge, exploratory developments, or practical applications in all aspects of technology needed to implement control systems, from analysis and design through simulation, and hardware. 

The Transactions is published bi-monthly. Three types of contributions are regularly considered: 

  1. Papers - Presentation of significant research, development, or application of control systems technology. 
  2. Brief Papers - Concise descriptions of a contribution to a specific aspect of design, realization, or operation of control systems technology. 
  3. Letters - Significant remarks of interest to control systems engineers, and comments on previously published papers. 

In addition, special papers (tutorials, surveys, and perspectives on the current trends in control systems technology) are solicited. Authors are encouraged to contact the Editor in Chief before submitting such papers. 

Papers and Brief Papers go through the same review process. Letters go through a shorter review process to facilitate rapid publication. Papers should be no longer than 16 single-spaced pages, double-column IEEE format, including figures. Brief Papers should be no longer than 8 single-spaced pages, double-column IEEE format, including figures. Letters should be no longer than 4 single-spaced pages, double-column IEEE format, including figures. Manuscripts exceeding the specified page limits, or clearly outside the scope of the Transactions will be returned without review.