Mission and Vision


…for IFAC to be the worldwide federation for promoting automatic control for the benefit of humankind


…to promote the science and technology of automatic control through technical meetings,
publications and other means consistent with the goals and values of IFAC.


  • Organize and sponsor high-quality technical meetings that are relevant to the automatic control community
  • Be a trusted source of publication material on automatic control renowned for its technical excellence
  • Help create an environment within which the automatic control community can prosper
  • Provide volunteers and staff with meaningful and rewarding opportunities for career-enhancing participation in the Federation
  • Help promote the benefits of automatic control among the public at large


  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Excellence and Relevance
  • Sustainability
  • Diversity and Inclusivity