SYSID 2024

Background and Scope

Welcome by the SYSID Organizing Committee Chair

The scope of the 2024 20th IFAC Symposium on System Identification covers all major aspects of system identification, machine learning techniques for decision and control of dynamical processes, experimental modelling, signal processing, adaptive control and reinforcement learning. Theoretical, methodological and scientific developments involve a large variety of application areas. To enhance the applications and industrial perspective of the symposium, participation from industry is particularly encouraged. Relevant topics for the symposium program include:

  • Identification of linear, nonlinear, time varying, multivariable, hybrid and distributed systems
  • Black-box modeling (neural and deep networks, kernel-based approaches, support vector machines, kriging … )
  • Machine learning, data mining and Bayesian approaches
  • Linear and nonlinear time series analysis • Estimation from spatio-temporal data
  • State estimation and parameter tracking • Robustness issues in identification
  • Sequential Monte Carlo methods, including particle filtering
  • Parameter estimation and inverse problems • Modeling and identification of quantized systems
  • Identification for control, adaptive control, data-based controller tuning, reinforcement learning
  • Statistical analysis and uncertainty characterization • ldentifiability
  • Experiment design
  • Model validation
  • Sparse estimation and other types of regularization
  • Identification and estimation in data rich (big data) and networked environments
  • Monitoring and fault detection
  • Applications (including but not limited to transportation, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, process control, motion control, robotics, econometrics, modal analysis, bioengineering and medical systems, ecosystems, energy and information networks)
  • Teaching identification

Other scientific bodies co-sponsoring technically the conference

  • [List of the non-IFAC co-sponsoring organisations]
  • Domestic Society of Control Sciences
  • Continental Association for Industrial Application of Control
  • Fondation for Control Education

National Organizing Committee

SYSID 2024 Chair

Mario Sznaier
(Northeastern University, Boston, USA)

SYSID 2024 Vice-Chair

Necmiye Ozay
(University of Michigan, USA)

SYSID 2024 Vice-Chair from Industry

Rajiv Singh
(MathWorks, USA)


Daniel Rivera
(Arizona State University, USA)

Local Arrangements Chair

Mahdi Imani
(Northeastern University, USA)

National Organizing Committee

Registration Chair

Bahram Shafai
(Northeastern University, USA)

Finance Chair

Enrique Mallada
(Johns Hopkins University, USA)

International Program Committee


Alessandro Chiuso
(University of Padua, Italy)


Simone Formentin
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)


Diversity and Inclusion statement

IFAC, as an international federation serving and representing all those concerned with the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering wherever situated, is devoted to creating and fostering an inclusive environment that is open to diverse thoughts, ideas, and communications, without fear of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against any member of this community. It is committed to providing equal opportunities and a safe environment for every person who chooses to participate in its work. Additionally IFAC strives for these same principles for all IFAC activities, including technical events, journals, and its various committees and governing boards.

  • IFAC actively promotes the inclusion of a diverse set of speakers, which will lead to more representative discussions across IFAC.
  • IFAC actively promotes the inclusion of a diverse set of members of its boards and committees at all levels, which will lead to more representative decisions, policies and activities across IFAC.

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