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5th Annual Learning for Dynamics & Control Conference
June 2023, University of Pennsylvania

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Over the next decade, the biggest generator of data is expected to be devices that sense and control the physical world.

The explosion of real-time data that is emerging from the physical world requires a rapprochement of areas such as machine learning, control theory, and optimization. While control theory has been firmly rooted in the tradition of model-based design, the availability and scale of data (both temporal and spatial) will require rethinking the foundations of our discipline. From a machine learning perspective, one of the main challenges going forward is to go beyond pattern recognition and address problems in data-driven control and optimization of dynamical processes. Our overall goal is to create a new community of people who think rigorously across the disciplines, ask new questions, and develop the foundations of this new scientific area. We are happy to welcome you to the University of Pennsylvania for the 5th annual L4DC.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of short papers addressing topics including:

  • Foundations of learning of dynamics models
  • System identification
  • Optimization for machine learning
  • Data-driven optimization for dynamical systems
  • Distributed learning over distributed systems
  • Reinforcement learning for physical systems
  • Safe reinforcement learning and safe adaptive control
  • Statistical learning for dynamical and control systems
  • Bridging model-based and learning-based dynamical and control systems
  • Physics-constrained learning
  • Physical learning in dynamical and control systems applications in robotics, autonomy, transportation systems, cognitive systems, neuroscience, etc.

While the conference is open to any topic on the interface between machine learning, control, optimization, and related areas, its primary goal is to address scientific and application challenges in real-time physical processes modeled by dynamical or control systems.

Submission Instructions

  • Submissions are limited to 10 pages in PMLR format with unlimited allowance for references. Acknowledgements do not count towards the page limit. Please use this LaTeX style sheet.
  • If the submitted paper includes an appendix, it should also be within the 10-page limit.
  • In their submission, authors may point to a technical report, e.g., on arXiv or on a personal webpage, for long proofs, extended results, etc.
  • L4DC reviewing is single blind.
  • We are currently accepting submissions via Openreview
  • The submission deadline is┬áNovember 18th 2022, 5:00PM EST.
  • Please contact the conference organizers at if you have any questions.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: November 18th 2022, 5:00PM EST
  • Author notification: March 1, 2023.
  • Final Paper Upload Deadline: TBD. Authors will be directly contacted by e-mail regarding the submission procedure.
  • Conference: June, 2023.