February Newsletter now available

Check out the first newsletter of the year 2021
Feb 17, 2021 11:27 AM

IFAC 2020 videos on YouTube

We are very happy to inform you that most of the 2020 World Congress plenary, panel sessions and other videos have been published on the IFAC YouTube channel. There is a separate 21st IFAC World Congress, Berlin (Germany) 2020 playlist. Each panel discussion is linked in the last 15-20 seconds of the corresponding session.

Here's the link to the playlist:

Special thanks goes to the IPC co-chairs, Sandra Hirche and Rolf Findeisen for providing the videos, to Julian Berberich (University of Stuttgart) for the help with gathering the release forms and editing the videos as well as Chantel Lapins (IFAC YouTube editor) for her prompt action and uploading the videos to the IFAC channel.

For further news please check the IFAC 2020 webpage:

Jan 20, 2021 01:20 PM

Scam message (purportedly sent by Hajime Asama)

Dear IFAC Officials,

We have heard that some of you may have again received a scam message purportedly sent by Prof. Hajime Asama. It's a customized message to the recipient including your name.

This message is not from our President, Prof. Hajime Asama and was not sent from an account affiliated with him or IFAC.

The used e-mail address is not Prof. Hajime Asama’s e-mail address.

PLEASE DO NOT REACT AT ALL to the e-mail and don't reply.

Taken action: In an effort to combat the spam/phishing messages IFAC has removed the email addresses of IFAC officials from the list of officials (listed under structure).

If you want to contact an IFAC official and do not have their address and/or do not find it from another source you can click on the email link next to their name in the list of officials. The email will go to the IFAC Secretariat, who can then forward the message on to the respective person.

Please note that the spam messages have NOT been sent from IFAC email addresses, servers, etc. and that IFAC internal information has not been compromised.

Jan 03, 2021 09:45 AM

December Newsletter now available

Check out the third newsletter of the 2020-2023 triennium.

December 2020: Issue 6

Best wishes of the season from the IFAC Secretariat!

Earlier issues posted at

Dec 16, 2020 04:35 PM

Multilingual Girls in Control Workshop material is now available!

The Girls in Control (GIC) virtual workshop, which is offered free of charge, is targeted to 10-to-15-year-old girls. Its aims are to stimulate their passion for control and encourage them to consider a career in STEM.

During the workshop, the girls watch several videos covering control theoretic principles. They learn about feedback and discuss control examples from their everyday lives. Using the Scratch programming language they can then implement their first controllers for an automated game of their design.

The workshop is currently available in English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese and is being expanded to include Bangla, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Punjabi, Pushto, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Urdu. Additionally plans are underway to expand the workshop to include offerings for older girls with prior/advanced programming experience.

If you are interested in developing materials for the Girls in Control workshop in an additional language, or you have any questions related to the GIC workshop in general, please contact

All other details and the available material you can download from:

Nov 04, 2020 12:50 PM