Call: Journal Paper Prize Awards

The Call for Nominations for the Journal Paper Prize Awards are now available.

Journals concerned:

Automatica: Three paper prizes

Control Engineering Practice: Three paper prizes

Annual Reviews in Control Paper Prize

Journal of Process Control: Three paper prizes in the following categories: 1) Survey, 2) Theory/Methodology, 3) Application

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence: Two paper prizes in the following categories: 1) Theory, 2) Application

Mechatronics: Three paper prizes

Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems Paper Prize: Two paper prizes

Sep 22, 2022 10:23 AM

IFAC Executive Officers Statement about the war in Ukraine

A war, initiated by the Russian Federation, is taking place in Ukraine. The consequences of this war in terms of death, destruction and displacement of population are devastating and will have a detrimental impact for a long time in Ukraine and also worldwide.  

The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) aims to promote automatic control for the benefit of humankind. According to its mission and values of honesty and integrity, IFAC condemns this aggression and deplores its consequences.

The IFAC Executive Officers have decided on the following measures, which will be maintained as long as the military conflict is active.

- Support to Ukrainian colleagues:
  • The affiliates of IFAC are invited to provide as much support as needed to those Ukrainian colleagues and students that may ask for help in their professional and educational activities. Ukrainian colleagues are invited to contact the IFAC Secretariat that will establish links with IFAC affiliates who could provide help and support.
  • The organizers of IFAC Conferences are invited to offer free registration to Ukrainian colleagues. If they seek compensation for the missed income they are invited to approach the IFAC Secretariat.
  • IFAC waives the 2022 IFAC fees from the Ukrainian NMO and considers the possibility of financial support to Ukrainian scientific organizations.
- Suspended cooperation with Russian governmental organizations:
  • IFAC shall not organize any Conference in the Russian Federation or support any event led under the name of Russian organizations.
  • This is by no means an action against individuals. Russian colleagues and students are welcome to participate in IFAC activities and IFAC shall be attentive to requests from those who may be facing difficulties related to the ongoing conflict.

IFAC Executive Officers: Hajime Asama (IFAC President), Frank Allgöwer, Dong-il Cho, John Lygeros, Dimitri Peaucelle, Carlos E. Pereira, Maria Prandini, Sarah K. Spurgeon.

Apr 09, 2022 03:45 PM

Statement for Peace

The preamble of the IFAC Constitution states "We have the Vision for IFAC to be the worldwide federation for promoting automatic control for the benefit of humankind and consequently we derivate the Mission for IFAC to promote the science and technology of automatic control through technical meetings, publications and other means consistent with the goals and values of IFAC".

Human rights, freedom, and peace are the very basis of science and technology, and any actions against such values must be condemned. I am very much concerned that global peace is threatened. I respect the cooperation and solidarity of scientists and engineers to preserve the values of IFAC.

Hajime Asama, President of IFAC
Mar 10, 2022 08:22 AM

Lecture on IFAC YouTube

The recordings of the lecture from 18 January 2022

“High-performance nonlinear control method
for servo systems in automation and robotics: theory to practice”
Speaker: Prof. Dongil “Dan” Cho, Ph.D., IFAC President-Elect.

are now published on the IFAC YouTube channel.

Jan 26, 2022 10:05 AM

Spam/scam email sent purporting to be from the IFAC president

We have heard that some of you may have again received a scam message purportedly sent by Prof. Hajime Asama.
Please ignore the message and do not reply to the email address.

The message was not sent by IFAC, nor was it sent by Hajime Asama, and the email address the message indicated is not Hajime's email address!

PLEASE DO NOT REACT AT ALL to the e-mail and don't reply.

Nov 08, 2021 04:35 PM