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IFAC 2017 : 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control


When Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
Where Toulouse, France
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    automatic control

Call For Papers

The IFAC World Congress is the forum of excellence for the exploration of the frontiers in control science and technology, attended by a worldwide audience of scientists and engineers from academy and industry. It offers the most up to date and complete view of control techniques, with the widest coverage of application fields. The 20th IFAC World Congress will feature the 60th anniversary of IFAC. An opportunity to recall the glorious history of Automatic Control and to foresee the answers Automation and Control will provide to social, economic and ecological challenges.

Technical Areas (more details at
Systems & Signals: Modeling, Identification, and Signal Processing; Adaptive and Learning Systems; Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems; Stochastic Systems; Networked Systems
Design Methods: Control Design; Linear Control Systems; Non-linear Control Systems; Optimal Control; Robust Control; Distributed Parameter Systems
Computers, Cognition & Communication: Computers for Control; Computational Intelligence in Control; Telematics: Control via Communication Networks
Mechatronics, Robotics & Components: Components and Technologies for Control; Mechatronics Systems; Robotics; Human-Machine Systems
Manufacturing Systems: Manufacturing Plant Control; Manufacturing Modeling for Management and Control; Enterprise Integration and Networking; Large Scale Complex Systems
Industrial Systems: Chemical Process Control; Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing; Power and Energy Systems; Fault Detection, Supervision & Safety of Technical Processes – SAFEPROCESS
Transportation & Vehicles Systems: Automotive Control; Marine Systems; Aerospace; Transportation Systems; Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
Bio & Ecological Systems: Control in Agriculture; Biological and Medical Systems; Modeling and Control of Environmental Systems; Bio-systems and Bioprocesses
Social Systems: Economic, Business and Financial Systems; Social Impact of Automation; Control Education; Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS)
Five Submission Categories
Contributors are invited to prepare and submit high quality original papers within the broad spectrum spanned by the IFAC technical areas. These papers can be

regular papers presenting theoretical or application driven research with main focus on the theoretical or methodological contribution;
application papers presenting research with main focus on concrete contributions to industrial, economical or social fields;
survey papers overviewing a research topic;
demonstrator papers exposing some prototype or pedagogical device to be presented at dedicated exhibitions during the congress;
or history papers relating how automation and control has emerged and grown.

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