IEEE Control Systems Letters

Aim & Scope

The IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) publishes peer-reviewed brief articles that provide a rapid and concise account of innovative ideas regarding the theory, design, and applications of all aspects of control engineering.

General Information

The L-CSS aims at ensuring rapid dissemination of the most recent results in the broad field of Systems and Control by providing its readers with the state of the art of research in the area.

Submitted manuscripts must be typewritten in English. We require a double-column version at the time of submission. The maximum number of allotted pages is 6.
Papers of length exceeding 6 pages, in 2-column, single-spaced format (including figures), will not be considered.

The L-CSS is published quarterly and is available on-line through IEEE Xplore.

It is sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and technical co-sponsors include: the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

The IEEE Control Systems Letters and the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

While submission to the L-CSS is open throughout the year, in the first months of the year, the Letters offers the opportunity for authors to not only publish a paper in the journal but also to present the same paper at the flagship conference of the IEEE Control Systems Society: the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).

Manuscripts submitted to the L-CSS with the CDC option will undergo a regular review as papers submitted to the Letters (so they should be submitted only to the L-CSS and not to the CDC). At the end of the first round of review, the reviews and the Associate Editor's report will be forwarded to the CDC Program Committee, which will use them to decide on the inclusion of these manuscripts in the program of the Conference. After the first cycle of review, the decisions about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript for the L-CSS and for the CDC will be independent of each other.


The Editor-in-Chief, Elena Valcher, would like to acknowledge the deep influence that the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters had on the creation of the IEEE Control Systems Letters. Also, the EiC is deeply grateful to Antonio Bicchi, EiC of the Robotics and Automation Letters, for all the suggestions, comments and insights that have made her life much easier when proposing the journal as well as when preparing this web site.

For more information, please visit the full Control Systems Letters website here:


Maria Elena Valcher

EIC, Control Systems Letters; President - 2015
Department of Information Engineering (DEI), Universita' di Padova