The IFAC World Congress is the 21st IFAC Congress. Special focus will be laid on current societal challenges, spanning from mobility and transportationhealth care and medicine, the delivery of sustainable resources and green energydigitalization, Industry 4.0, and the dramatic changes in the working environment. The increasingly important convergence of artificial intelligence, control, and computer science will be spotlighted. This is reflected in five topical days to highlight and promote contributions of automatic control to societal challenges and to stimulate industrial and non-academic participation:

  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Artificial intelligence and control
  • Digitalization, Industry 4.0 and the changing working world
  • Sustainable green energy and resource supply
  • Quality of life & health care.
July 12
July 13
July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
WorkshopsPlenary Sessions
Sessions I
Special Sessions & Lunch
Sessions II
Sessions IIIIndustrial AfternoonSessions III Closing Ceremony
Opening CeremonySemi
Semi Plenaries & Competitions
Welcome Reception Congress
 Farewell Reception

Complementing the normal program, some of the tutorials, plenaries, semi-plenaries, panels, and expositions will be dedicated to the topic of the day.

Further details with respect to the program will be provided once the final program elements have been settled.

Presentation Formats

The presentations will be allocated to the following three session types: Regular Sessions, Interactive Sessions, and Demonstrator Sessions. No value ranking is implied by the presentation format and session type. It is at the discretion of the IPC to choose which papers are presented in either oral or interactive sessions.

The presentation formarts are:

  • Regular presentations refer to a talkwith a time window of 20 minutes with a screen projector. 40 minutes can be allotted for survey papers.
  • Interactive presentations will take place during 2 hours session slots in Interactive Sessions. Each speaker will be allocated a slot with a presentation screen to be connected to a laptop provided by the presenter. The presenters are highly encouraged to include videos, simulations, demonstrations of software tools, in their presentation besides the classical slideshow/poster format.
  • Demonstrator presentations will be presented at dedicated Demonstrator Sessions or at Interactive Sessions (video or software demonstrators). Demonstrator submissions should be accompanied with a concise description of the required space and the required material. Excessive installation costs will be shared between the congress organization and the contributors.