APMS 2021 is hosted by IMT Atlantique, a French engineering school (Grande Ecole, a sort of Ivy League School), one of the leading French institutions of higher education and research in this field. It is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world in THE World University Ranking 2020, present in four themes of the Shanghai ranking, and is in top 25 in U-Multirank on the number of joint publications with industrial partners. The School is a part of the National Institute of Science and Technology IMT. Its cutting-edge research carried out in joint research units with CNRS, Inria, INSERM, Centrale Nantes, University of Nantes, etc. The Department of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences (DAPI) is located on the Nantes Campus of IMT Atlantique. The department employs around one hundred and ten people, forty of which are Faculty Members. The research topics of DAPI include Control, Robotics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Artificial intelligence, and Software Engineering. The Faculty members and PhD student of DAPI are members of the LS2N CNRS research laboratory.