Technical Board, Coordinating Committees and Industry Committee

The technical work of IFAC is performed by the Technical Board and the Coordinating Committees (CCs). Each CC consists of a number of Technical Committees (TCs). The Technical Committees (TCs) are responsible for the planning and monitoring of technical events, such as symposia, conferences and workshops, with the NMOs acting as hosts. They also promote their respective areas in other ways, such as establishing contacts with international organizations, publishing reports on selected topics, etc. The TCs cover specialized topics in control engineering. Their tasks among many others 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, etc.

Starting from the 2017 World Congress in Toulouse (France) IFAC has established an Industry Committee with the goals to:

  • Strengthen the engagement of industry and industry representatives in IFAC activities
  • Enhance the value of IFAC to industry
  • Help control research realize its full potential for industry impact

The members of the Technical Board are:

Technical Board

Name Position Email Country
Dong-il (Dan) Cho Chair KR
Carlos Eduardo Pereira Vice-Chair BR
Tariq Samad Vice-Chair US
Ji-Feng Zhang Vice-Chair CN
Maria Elena Valcher Ordinary Member IT
Linda Bushnell Member (liaison to social media) US
Patrizio Colaneri Member (liaison to publications) IT
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Member (liaison to education) US
Denis Dochain ex officio Member (Congress Advisor) BE
Sandra Hirche ex officio Member (Congress Advisor) DE
Jun-ichi Imura ex officio Member (Congress Advisor) JP
Hideaki Ishii Coordinating Committee Chair as CC1 chair JP
Alessandro Astolfi Coordinating Committee Chair as CC2 chair GB
Klaus Schilling Coordinating Committee Chair as CC3 chair DE
Klaus Janschek Coordinating Committee Chair as CC4 chair DE
Herve Panetto Coordinating Committee Chair as CC5 chair FR
Jay H. Lee Coordinating Committee Chair as CC6 chair KR
Lars Eriksson Coordinating Committee Chair as CC7 chair SE
Mustafa Khammash Coordinating Committee Chair as CC8 chair CH
Lawrence (Larry) Stapleton Coordinating Committee Chair as CC9 chair IE