In 2021, International Russian Automation Conference was held on 5-11 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 two formats: a traditional face-to-face format or video conference format. The place of participation was: Sochi, Adlersky City District, Olympic Ave, 3, hotel "Omega Sirius". In the second variant a video conference format, anyone could remotely ask the speakers questions and get answers to them.

    The conference was organized in 8 sections, including:
    1. Process Automation;
    2. Modeling and Simulation;
    3. Control Theory;
    4. Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things;
    5. Industrial Robotics and Mechatronic Systems;
    6. Computer Vision;
    7. Industrial Automation Systems Cybersecurity;
    8. Diagnostics and Reliability of Automatic Control Systems;

    The program committee selected 230 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, Birobidzhan, Blagoveshchensk, Bryansk, Vladivostok, Vladimir, Voronezh, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kamyshin, Kemerovo, Kovrov, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kursk, Magnitogorsk, Mirny, Murom, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nalchik, Nizhny Novgorod, Novomoskovssk, Novosibirsk, Novocherkassk, Omsk, Orenburg, Penza, Perm, Petrozavodsk, Rostov on Don, Samara, Saransk, Sevastopol, Simferopol, Smolensk, Stavropol, Taganrog, Tolyatti, Tomsk, Tula, Ulyanovsk, Ufa Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk, Yugra, Yaroslavl, Yakutsk. There were representatives of foreign countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Portugal, Syria, Uzbekistan, Finland.

    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.