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.
ECC2023 is the 21st in the EUCA Series of European Control Conferences and will be held in Bucharest, Romania, from June 13 to June 16, 2023.
The 2023 local host organization is University Politehnica of Bucharest.
Technical co-sponsorship of the event is provided by the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
Founded in 1818, University Politehnica of Bucharest is the oldest and most prestigious engineering school in Romania, with more than 2800 staff and 30.000 students from over 70 countries.
UPB is undergoing a continuous modernization process, establishing permanent dialogue with prestigious universities across Europe and the world. The mission of UPB has been thought over as a mixt of education, research and innovation representing a key towards a knowledge-based society and economy.
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 to 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 the conference is to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense – whether in engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, both in theory and application. The first ECC was held in Grenoble in 1991, chaired by Professor Ioan D. 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 serving 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 1995, 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 in 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 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.