About IFAC

Automatic control is the technology not only for controlling devices, but also for designing and operating the systems for solving societal problems such as aging, health, energy, environment, food, security, disasters, and pandemic, as well as for creating societal values for sustainable developments in the future.

For more than 60 years, IFAC has made various professional technical activities from theory and technology to applications and societal challenge related to automatic control. IFAC has provided diverse people with various services and opportunities to participate in the various technical events and to present and publish papers, etc.

IFAC’s official members are National Member Organizations which represent countries. But individuals can become “affiliates”, which are personal members in IFAC. You can benefit from all IFAC services.

Solidarity and cooperation are important and essential to tackle societal issues. I would like to promote the activities to construct an arena for cooperation by exploring and exploiting digital transformation in IFAC.

IFAC World Congress

Since 1957, the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) has contributed greatly to promoting scientific activities and technological developments in the field of automatic control. The IFAC World Congress is the largest event in the field of control science and technology, held every three years. It offers the most up-to-date and complete view of control techniques, with the widest coverage of application fields, and is attended by a worldwide audience of scientists and engineers from academia and industry.

Concept of the IFAC2023 Symbol Mark

On the top, you see the familiar IFAC symbol drawn in a combination of red and white streamers, a traditional icon for celebrations and gifts. Behind the figure "2023" is a silhouette of the host city's scenery, Mount Fuji associated with a sunrise.

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Secretariat of the IFAC WC 2023

General inquiry ifac2023@congre.co.jp
Program program@ifac2023.org
Demonstrator papers demonstrators@ifac2023.org
Invited Sessions invited@ifac2023.org
Workshops & Tutorials workshops_tutorials@ifac2023.org
Dissemination papers dissemination@ifac2023.org
Competition competition@ifac2023.org
Developing Countries Young Author Support dc-yas@ifac2023.org
Sponsorship ifac2023-sponsorship@congre.co.jp