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The program of the IFAC 2017 World Congress is available at

The detailed preliminary World Congress program is available since 21 April 2017. It features all the accepted presentations with manuscripts submitted on time.

  • Schedule problems: Corresponding authors will soon be contacted by the IPC Chairs who will provide a procedure to follow if some modifications need to be done. Please follow this procedure. Requests made outside of this procedure shall not be considered.
  • Interactive sessions: Papers scheduled in interactive sessions have the same status as any other paper. Presentation is oral with possibility to have slides, videos, software demonstrations etc. with the help of a TV screen. Interaction is increased in comparison with 20 minute presentations on stage thanks to direct discussions during 2 hours slots. See here for details.
  • Demonstrator sessions: These sessions will allow further increased interaction between attendees and presenters during 4 hour slots (and sometimes more). The contributions will be presented by means of demonstration of prototypes or other devices, and can be done using TV screens as well. See here for details.
  • Invited sessions and open invited sessions: These sessions have been proposed by organizers following a procedure detailed here. The number of accepted papers submitted to an open invited track not always being a multiple of 6, some of the papers originally submitted to an open invited track are scheduled in regular sessions. 
  • Regular sessions: The regular and interactive sessions are organized by gathering together papers on close topics, accordingly to the IFAC technical areas and their keywords.
  • Proceedings and Copyright: All presentations are associated to either IFAC standard papers or to extended abstract papers. All papers will be included in the Congress preprints (USB disk). IFAC standard papers are under IFAC copyright, see, and will be published using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect

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Plenary and Semi-Plenary speakers

Christos Cassandras
Autonomous Mobility in Smart Cities
Charles Champion
Pioneering the future of aerospace
Jean-Michel Coron
Some Key Steps in the History of Feedback Control
Frank Försterling
Electronic Horizon: Cloud based solution for automated driving.
Jong-Hwan Kim
Towards Smart Service Robots with Task Intelligence
Iven Mareels
Systems Engineering in Water Engineering
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Shimon Nof and Gérard Morel
Historical Survey & Emerging Challenges in Manufacturing System Control – A Global Perspective
Kristin Pettersen
Snake Robots: from Biology, through University, towards Industry
A Tribute in Memory of Roberto Tempo
Dawn Tilbury
Hybrid Processes for Controlling Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Systems
Qing-Chang Zhong
Synchronized & Democratized Smart Grids

Panel sessions

"Preparing Tomorrow's Scientists and Engineers for the Challenges of the 21st Century" chaired by Bozenna Pasik-Duncan & Frank Doyle, on Wednesday 12 July, 2017 from 10:00 till 12:00
"Your Research Sharing through Outreach" chaired by Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Linda Bushnell & Sebastian Trimpe, on Wednesday 12 July, 2017 from 13:30 till 15:30
"How to Enhance Industry/University Collaboration on Advanced Control" chaired by Roger Goodall & Alex van Delft, on Thursday 13 July, 2017 from 10:00 till 12:00
"Control Challenges for Social Systems" chaired by Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, C. L. Philip Chen, Wilfrid Perruquetti, Qing-Shan Jia, Sebastián Dormido and Larry Stapleton, on Thursday 13 July, 2017 from 12:15 till 13:15
"Advanced Control in Industry: The Path Forward" chaired by Tariq Samad and Kazuya Asano, on Friday 14 July, 2017 from 13:30 till 15:30