Program

The 21st IFAC World Congress will be the first completely virtual World Congress (IFAC-V 2020) and will consist of the following main components:

  • Virtual Sessions, structured in tracks and sessions: The presentations of these sessions will be made available for individual download as pre-recorded screencasts/videos and the PDFs of the presentations.
  • The Global Live Track on the days of the Congress: During the global live track, pre-recorded videos of the opening and closing of the congress, awards, plenary, semi-plenary, as well as sessions discussing use of modeling and systems theory to understand coronavirus, tutorials, competitions, and a live part of the demonstrator contributions will be streamed. This will be complemented by live streaming of discussions, question sessions, and roundtables.
  • Virtual Social Events: We plan for a series of live social events.
  • Workshops, consisting of pre-recorded videos/screencasts and live events, will be held on Saturday, July 11, before the Congress.

Reminder: All times are Berlin time (CEST, UTC+2h)!

  Saturday
July 11
Monday
July 13
Tuesday
July 14
Wednesday
July 15
Thursday
July 16
Friday
July 17
 Work-
shops
Artificial Intelligence and ControlDigitalization, Industry 4.0 & the Changing Working WorldMobility and TransportationSustainable Green Energy & Resource SupplyQuality of Life & Health Care
10:00Workshops     

11:00

Tutorial

Learning for Control

Tutorial

Modeling & Managing Cyber-Physical Production Systems

Tutorial

Traffic control strategies

Tutorial

Decarbonization of the Energy System

 

11:30

12:00

12:30

Tutorial

Dynamical Networks of Social Influence

13:00Grand Opening

Plenary

Corona Session

Plenary

J. Sun

Plenary

J.H. Lee

13:30

Plenary

B. Recht

Plenary

A. Albu-Schäffer

14:00

14:30

Semi-Plenary 

S.J. Qin

Semi-Plenary

D. Kulić

Semi-Plenary

M. Niitsuma

Semi-
Plenary

M. Steinbuch

 

F1/10 Race Day

Semi-Plenary

L. Pao

Semi-
Plenary

G. Pappas

15:00Social Event: Online QuizClosing Ceremony
15:30

16:00

16:30

Industrial KeynotesPanelDemon-stratorsPanelCompetitions 
  DroneAeroF1/10
any time / on demand

Virtual Sessions

regular sessions, invited sessions, open-invited tracks, demonstrators, forums, discussions, ...

  Saturday
July 11
Monday
July 13
Tuesday
July 14
 WorkshopsArtificial Intelligence and ControlDigitalization, Industry 4.0 & the Changing Working World
10:00 - 11:00Workshops  

11:00 - 11:30

Tutorial

Learning for Control

Tutorial

Modeling & Managing Cyber-Physical Production Systems

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:30Grand Opening

Plenary

Corona Session

13:30 - 14:00

Plenary

B. Recht

14:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:00

Semi-Plenary

S.J. Qin

Semi-Plenary

D. Kulić

15:00 - 15:30Social Event:
Online Quiz
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:00

Industrial Keynotes
17:00 - 17:30 
any time / on demand

Virtual Sessions

regular sessions, invited sessions, open-invited tracks, demonstrators, forums, discussions, ...

 Wednesday
July 15
Thursday
July 16
Friday
July 17
 Mobility and TransportationSustainable Green Energy & Resource SupplyQuality of Life & Health Care
    

11:00 - 11:30

Tutorial

Traffic control strategies

Tutorial

Decarbonization of the Energy System

 

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:00

Tutorial

Dynamical Networks of Social Influence

13:00 - 13:30

Plenary

J. Sun

Plenary

J.H. Lee

13:30 - 14:00

Plenary

A. Albu-Schäffer

14:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:00

Semi-Plenary

M. Niitsuma

Semi-
Plenary

M. Steinbuch

Semi-Plenary

L. Pao

Semi-
Plenary

G. Pappas

15:00 - 15:30Closing Ceremony
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:30

PanelDemon-stratorsPanelCompetitions 
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30
any time / on demand

Virtual Sessions

regular sessions, invited sessions, open-invited tracks, demonstrators, forums, discussions, ...

The Virtual Sessions and the Global Live Track reflect these Congress topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Control
  • Digitalization, Industry 4.0, and the Changing Working World
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Sustainable Green Energy and Resource Supply
  • Quality of Life and Health Care