Call for Diversity and Inclusion Activities

The involvement in automation science and engineering by groups that are underrepresented is only a small portion of what is necessary to have an automation science and engineering community reflecting diversity in society. Diversity is multi-faceted, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and cultural background.

We invite submissions of proposals for activities that help broaden participation in the automation science and engineering field.

Activities can range from meetings for specific groups to panels, reports on outreach activities, and many more. Example topics and activities include new open research questions that affect diversity in automation science and engineering, mentoring activities for students from underrepresented groups, community-building for young researchers (graduate students and postdocs), and reports on successes at increasing and sustaining diversity.

Diversity and Inclusion Activities are scheduled for September 1. Organizers are expected to be registered for the conference or alternatively for the workshop day. Further details can be found on our registration page.

How to submit

  1. Download the Diversity and Inclusion Activities proposal template and fill it with the following information.
    • The proposed activity and its specific objectives;
    • The chair (co-chairs) of the activity;
    • The target audience (e.g., academics, industry, graduate students, undergraduate students);
    • The expected number of participants;
    • The duration of the proposed activity (e.g., 1/2 day, 1 day, 2 hours);
    • The type of participation: by invitation only or with an open call for participation/registration/submission and the expected timeline (including submission deadline and notification);
    • Potential sources of funding.
    • Volunteer support needed (if any). Specify how many, for how long, and for what (e.g. “two volunteers, for 0.5 hr, to distribute materials”, or “two volunteers, for 0.5 hr at opening and closing, to rearrange seating into discussion groups”).
  2. Access the Papercept submission portal and click the link “Submit a contribution to CASE 2024”.
  3. Click on “Workshop or Tutorial Proposal” and follow the submission instructions provided on the submission portal.

Diversity and Inclusion Activities proposal submission deadline: April 1, 2024 (Extended to April 15, 2024)


Inquiries concerning submissions and suggestions for diversity and inclusion activities may be directed to the diversity and inclusion cochairs.

Graziana CAVONE

University of Rome 3

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