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

EECI-IGSC 2021 program

International Graduate School on Control

EECI-IGSC-2021: the summaries of the courses of the IFAC and IEEE CSS co-sponsored 2021 EECI International Graduate School on Control, a series of 22 independent graduate week modules, are described here and the registration will open in November 2020.


Oct 21, 2020 08:30 AM

October Newsletter now available

Check out the second newsletter of the 2020-2023 triennium.
Oct 15, 2020 04:40 PM