Call for nominations for Automatica Paper Prize and Control Engineering Practice Paper Prize 2017

At the forthcoming IFAC World Congress in Toulouse in July 2017, Best Paper Awards will be presented by the different IFAC journals. For the 2017 awards, papers are eligible that were published in the calendar years 2014 – 2016. For Automatica and Control Engineering Practice public calls for nominations have been published, see Automatica Paper Prize and Control Engineering Practice Paper Prize. Deadline for submitting nominations is February 15, 2017. For each IFAC journal a separate selection committee will decide on the award winners. Call for nominations on Elsevier/Automatica website:
Jan 27, 2017 12:55 PM

Council- and Related Meetings 2017, Toulouse, France

The 20th IFAC World Congress in Toulouse is approaching, and so are the administrative meetings of IFAC.

The reply form is now available online. Please inform us about your meeting room request a.s.a.p and submit the form when you have finalized your travel plans for Toulouse July 7-15, 2017.

Final deadline (also for meeting room requests!): March 31, 2016.

Other important Deadlines:

TC chair reports: March 18, 2017

CC and EC reports: April 1, 2017


Nov 23, 2016 11:15 AM

2017 EECI International Graduate School on Control (co-sponsored by IFAC)

Early registration!

EECI-IGSC-2017: the summaries of the courses of the IFAC co-sponsored 2017 EECI International Graduate School on Control, a series of 23 independent graduate week modules, are here and the registration is now online available here. Deadline for early registration is 28/12/2016.


Nov 22, 2016 08:17 AM

Call for Nominations Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize

The Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize Selection Committee of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) calls for nominations for the Triennial Harold Chestnut Prize.

The Call is now online available. Please submit nominations until 1 February 2017 to

May 18, 2016 08:25 AM

IFAC YouTube "History channel"

The IFAC YouTube channel, started at the beginning of 2015, is now featuring several videos of interest for our community, that may also help spread the knowledge about IFAC activities to a larger audience. The channel is readily accessible from the homepage of the IFAC website (

A special section, called “History channel, is intended to collect visual documents about the history of IFAC and the scientists that gave significant contributions to its birth and subsequent development. Recently, the History channel has been enriched with two precious documents. One is a recollection of the early days of IFAC performed by Percy Hammond and Derek Atherton. The second is a documentary on the life of Harold Chestnut, a pioneer in systems and control engineering and the first president of IFAC.

The readers are encouraged to suggest other appropriate materials that could be considered for publication on the channel. Suggestions should be directed to Paolo Bolzern (, who serves as IFAC Electronic Media Editor.


Nov 02, 2015 10:25 AM