WC 2020

IFAC World Congress 2020

Berlin Concert Hall

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The 21st IFAC World Congress 2020 is welcoming you as part of the global automatic control community onboard the 1st Virtual IFAC World Congress spaceship.

Following the 60 years of tradition in IFAC – the International Federation of Automatic Control –, every three years, starting from 1960 in Moscow, the international automatic control community meets to exchange and discuss the most recent 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. This year, the memorable year 2020, Germany with its capital Berlin proudly hosts the 21st IFAC World Congress 2020 following the motto “Automatic Control – Meeting Societal Challenges”.

It could have never been expected that this motto could become alive in such a drastic manner that the COVID-19 pandemic would force the World Congress to undergo a metamorphosis into the 1st Virtual IFAC World Congress, the IFAC-V 2020.

The organizers of IFAC-V 2020 accepted this special challenge and put all efforts into offering you a really exciting and lively World Congress program on the virtual and global podium of the World Wide Web.

For the organizers as well as for you as attendees, it will be an adventure, like flying in a spaceship, to explore the virtual space for making and attending the 1st Virtual IFAC World Congress.

The organizers put all efforts into maintaining all classical congress events like plenaries, a broad scope of scientific sessions, tutorials, workshops, round table discussions, and even interactive elements like demonstrators, competitions, and social events, but offering all of them in a new format, now as virtual congress elements.

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