IFAC's Technical Committees (TCs) are responsible for the technical areas covered by IFAC, which are specialized topics in control engineering. The technical areas are placed into nine groups, called Coordinating Committees (CCs) where each technical area within a CC coincides with a TC. The scope of each technical area can be viewed here.

The tasks of the CCs and TCs include promoting interest in emerging control subfields, assuming responsibility for technical meetings (or for series of such), providing for cooperation among specialists of their particular field, establishing contacts with other international organizations, publication of reports on selected topics, etc.

The CCs, the list of technical areas, the number of the respective TC and the Chair of the committee responsible for the activities are shown below. Each TC has its own mini-website where a complete list of members, news and event details relevant to the TC can be found.


CC 1 - Systems and Signals

Hideaki Ishii

TC 1.1. Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing Alessandro Chiuso
TC 1.2. Adaptive and Learning Systems Fouad Giri
TC 1.3. Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems Jörg Raisch
TC 1.4. Stochastic Systems Subrakanti Dey
TC 1.5. Networked Systems Maurice Heemels

CC 2 - Design Methods

Alessandro Astolfi

TC 2.1. Control Design Laura Menini
TC 2.2. Linear Control Systems Silviu-Iulian Niculescu
TC 2.3. Non-Linear Control Systems Christophe Prieur
TC 2.4. Optimal Control Eric Kerrigan
TC 2.5. Robust Control Mario Sznaier
TC 2.6. Distributed Parameter Systems Ralph C. Smith

CC 3 - Computers, Cognition and Communication

Klaus Schilling

TC 3.1. Computers for Control Birgit Vogel-Heuser
TC 3.2. Computational Intelligence in Control Thierry Marie Guerra
TC 3.3. Telematics: Control via Communication Networks Ulrich Jumar

CC 4 - Mechatronics, Robotics and Components

Klaus Janschek

TC 4.2. Mechatronic Systems Tsu-Chin Tsao
TC 4.3. Robotics Ivan Petrovic
TC 4.5. Human Machine Systems Jianhua Zhang

CC 5 - Manufacturing and Logistics Systems

Herve Panetto

TC 5.1. Manufacturing Plant Control Benuit Iung
TC 5.2. Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control Dmitry Ivanov
TC 5.3. Enterprise Integration and Networking Georg Weichhart
TC 5.4. Large Scale Complex Systems Xiaofan Wang

CC 6 - Process and Power Systems

Jay H. Lee

TC 6.1. Chemical Process Control Richard D. Braatz
TC 6.2. Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing Andreas Kugi
TC 6.3. Power and Energy Systems Kwang Y. Lee
TC 6.4. Fault Detection,Supervision&Safety of Techn.Processes-SAFEPROCESS Thomas Parisini

CC 7 - Transportation and Vehicle Systems

Lars Eriksson

TC 7.1. Automotive Control Per Tunestal
TC 7.2. Marine Systems Tristan Perez
TC 7.3. Aerospace Antonios Tsourdos
TC 7.4. Transportation Systems Bart De Schutter
TC 7.5. Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Paul G. Plöger

CC 8 - Bio- and Ecological Systems

Mustafa Khammash

TC 8.1. Control in Agriculture Manoj Karkee
TC 8.2. Biological and Medical Systems Thomas Desaive
TC 8.3. Modelling and Control of Environmental Systems Ronald van Nooijen
TC 8.4. Biosystems and Bioprocesses Alejandro Vargas

CC 9 - Social Systems

Lawrence (Larry) Stapleton

TC 9.1. Economic, Business, and Financial Systems Fei-Yue Wang
TC 9.2. Social Impact of Automation Wilfrid Perruquetti
TC 9.3. Control for Smart Cities Qing-Shan Jia
TC 9.4. Control Education John (Anthony) Rossiter
TC 9.5. Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS) Peter Kopacek