Since 2013 the European Control Conference (ECC) has been held annually under the auspices of the European Control Association (EUCA).
The conference aims to bring together academic and industrial professionals in the field of systems and control, and to promote scientific cooperation and exchanges within the European Union and between Europe and other parts of the World.
ECC24 is the 22nd in the EUCA Series of European Control Conferences and will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 25 to 28, 2024.
Technical co-sponsorship of the event is provided by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS).
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In 1990, members of the Systems and Control community from across the European Union decided to set up an organization, named the European Union Control Association (EUCA), with the main goal of promoting initiatives that enhance scientific exchange, disseminate information, and coordinate research networks and technology transfer in the field of Systems and Control within the Union.
EUCA launched its first major initiative in 1991 with a series of wide-spectrum conferences called the European Control Conferences (ECC). The goal of these conferences was to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense – whether in engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, and in both theory and application. The first ECC was held in Grenoble in 1991, under the chairmanship of Professor Ioan Landau, and was attended by about 650 people. The ECC was subsequently held every two years until 2011. Since 2013 it has been held annually.
EUCA’s second major initiative came in 1995 with the launch of the European Journal of Control, a scientific journal that would serve as EUCA’s main channel for disseminating important contributions to the field of Systems and Control. The first issue of the journal appeared in September of that year under the editorial direction of Professor Landau. For a decade starting in 2003, Professor Sergio Bittanti was the editor-in-chief. In July 2013, he was succeeded by Professor Alessandro Astolfi, and then by Professor Thomas Parisini is 2018.
In 2012 the association was reformed as the European Control Association (EUCA) to reflect the growing scope of the organization.
EUCA members are recognized leaders in the field of systems control from across Europe (one per member country, and three industry representatives). The General Assembly elects new members on a simple majority of votes cast. The term of membership is two years; re-election is allowed for a total of up to three consecutive terms.
EUCA Council, Officers, and Members of the General Assembly are listed on the association website.