The world's first control orchestra at IFAC 2020

The organizers of the IFAC World Congress 2020 in Berlin are trying to establish the world's first control orchestra. The idea is to form an orchestra consisting solely of people from the control community, to practice on site during the IFAC World Congress and to present a live performance during the congress. If you're interested and would like to be informed about the next steps, check out the organizers' announcement here.

Sep 06, 2018 11:55 AM

2019 EECI International Graduate School on Control

(co-sponsored by IFAC and IEEE CSS)

Early registration!

EECI-IGSC-2019: the summaries of the courses of the IFAC and IEEE CSS co-sponsored  2019 EECI International Graduate School on Control, a series of 27 independent graduate week modules, are here and the registration will open on October 1, 2018 is here. Deadlines for early registration to the modules M01 to M09 is 31/12/2018  and to the modules M10 to M27 is 28/02/2019.

Sep 06, 2018 11:05 AM

President's columns online available

The bimonthly President's columns about diverse IFAC topics are published online.

You can read them all under "About".

Jun 06, 2018 03:23 PM

The IFAC Story now available online

The IFAC Story is now available online on the IFAC webpage. Check out the history folder, and read more about the 60th Anniversary celebration in Toulouse.

Jul 10, 2017 10:10 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