In 2020, International Russian Automation Conference was held on 6-12 of September. Due to the difficult epidemiological situation during the conference and restrictions aimed at the prevention of spreading a COVID-19 coronavirus infection worldwide, the conference was held using a remote format. Participants could choose one of three formats: a traditional face-to-face format, a video conference format, or a poster presentation format. The place of participation was: Sochi, Adlersky City District, Bulvar Nadezhd 42, Barkhatnye Sezony Yekaterininsky Kvartal Resort. In the second variant a video conference format, anyone could remotely ask the speakers questions and get answers to them. In the third format of poster presentations, a page was created for each report on the conference website, where the presentation of the report and a chat for online communication were placed. Everyone had the opportunity to watch the presentation of the report and type questions in the chat, and speakers could give their comments in this chat.

    The conference was organized in 14 sections, including:
    1. Process Automation;
    2. Modeling and Simulation;
    3. Control Theory;
    4. Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things;
    5. Flexible Manufacturing Systems;
    6. Industrial Robotics and Mechatronic Systems;
    7. Computer Vision;
    8. Industrial Automation Systems Cybersecurity;
    9. Diagnostics and Reliability of Automatic Control Systems;
    10. Communication Engineering, Information Theory and Networks;
    11. Control Systems;
    12. Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Electrical Machines;
    13. Instrumentation Engineering;
    14. Signal, Image and Speech Processing.

    The program committee selected 298 reports (see program) for participation in the conference. The conference was attended by scientists and practitioners from the following cities of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Angarsk, Astrakhan, Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Irkutsk, Bryansk, Vladivostok, Vladikavkaz, Vladimir, Voronezh, Zelenograd, Izhevsk, Kazan, Kemerovo, Kostroma, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kursk, Lipetsk, Lugansk, Maykop, Magnitogorsk, Naberezhnye, Chyolom , Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Novocherkassk, Oryol, Orenburg, Penza, Petrozavodsk, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Samara, Sevastopol, Smolensk, Sochi, Stavropol, Sterlitamak, Taganrog, Tomsk, Tula, Ulyanovsk, Ufa, Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk Chita, Yurga, Yaroslavl. There were representatives of foreign countries: Bulgaria, Vietnam, Germany, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Portugal, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine.

    All papers had been published in the conference proceedings and made available on the digital library "IEEE Xplore" (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers publisher) or "Lecture Notes in Electricalin Engineering" of Springer International Publishing AG. Articles are indexed by Scopus database.