21st IFAC World Congress in Berlin, Germany, July 12-17, 2020

Automatic Control – Meeting Societal Challenges

Every three years the international automatic control community meets to exchange and discuss the newest research findings in the broad field of systems, control and automation.

With several thousand attendees from all over the world, the IFAC World Congress is the biggest and most important meeting of this kind and the Berlin Congress marks the 21st edition of this series.

For six days in 2020, Berlin will be the place where new collaborations and stimulating ideas from theory development, over academic and industrial applications, to technology development and further fields can originate, in and after the sessions. It will be the place where you meet colleagues from across the globe to have in and off-topic discussions and interactions.Berlin is a city that is ever-changing and never perfect, bursting with culture, history and creativity. In this atmosphere, the 2020 World Congress promises to be a one of a kind experience.

Looking forward to meeting you in Berlin in 2020,
Frank Allgöwer (IFAC President 2017-2020)

Berlin – Where lnnovation Meets Science and Culture

Germany's capital is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, offering a wide range of cultural and touristic attractions. Berlin is a green city, with rivers and canals, and is particularly enjoyable in summer time.

Berlin has a long tradition of science and innovation. lt is the city where Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, Max Planck, Gustav Hertz, Albert Einstein, and many others lived and worked. Berlin is among the most important and diverse regions of science within Europe. lt has the largest concentration of universities and research institutes within Germany and a student population of about 200,000. lFAC 2020 will be held in the Estrel Hotel and Congress Center situated in the Neukölln district of Berlin, which is easily accessible by public transportation. Neukölln is a rapidly evolving lively neighborhood attractive for students and artists, with uncountable cultural and culinary attractions.