Council- and Related Meetings 2017, Toulouse, France
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
2017 EECI International Graduate School on Control (co-sponsored by IFAC)
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.
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 (http://www.ifac-control.org/).
A special section, called , 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 (email@example.com), who serves as IFAC Electronic Media Editor.
New IFAC Major Medal created for Early Career Achievements
In its July 2015 Meeting the IFAC Council has approved the creation of a new major IFAC Medal, to recognize outstanding contributions of a young researcher or engineer to the domain of systems and control. It is directed towards candidates under the age of 40, and will be named after Manfred Thoma, a leading contributor to the field of control and to IFAC, and supporter of the careers of many young scientists. The new Medal will be awarded for the first time at the 2017 IFAC World Congress in Toulouse (F).