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.
ECC22 is the 20th in the EUCA Series of European Control Conferences and will be the first HYBRID ECC. The physical conference will be held in London, United Kingdom from July 12 to July 15, 2022. At the same time, the entire programme will be streamed online on a virtual conference platform.
The 2022 local host organizations are Imperial College London and University College London.
Technical co-sponsorship of the event is provided by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.
Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
Imperial is home to 17,000 students and 8,000 staff. Over 6,700 degrees are awarded by Imperial College London every year. Imperial is an international community, attracting undergraduates from more than 125 countries.
The College focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business and is renowned for its application of these skills to industry and enterprise.
Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 different countries.
UCL is ranked 8th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. There have been 30 Nobel Prize laureates amongst UCL’s alumni and current and former staff to date.
UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion, and to welcome women to university education.
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. The General Assembly elects members on a simple majority of votes cast.
EUCA Council, Officers, and Members of the General Assembly are reported on the association website.