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History

In 1990, members of the Systems and Control community from across the European Union decided to set up an organization, named the European Union Control Association (EUCA), with the main goal of promoting initiatives that enhance scientific exchange, disseminate information, and coordinate research networks and technology transfer in the field of Systems and Control within the Union.

EUCA launched its first major initiative in 1991 with a series of wide-spectrum conferences called the European Control Conferences (ECC). The goal of these conferences was to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense – whether in engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, and in both theory and application. The first ECC was held in Grenoble in 1991, under the chairmanship of Professor Ioan Landau, and was attended by about 650 people. The ECC was subsequently held every two years until 2011. From 2013 onward, it will be held annually. Visit the ECC page for a complete list of past and upcoming conferences.

EUCA’s second major initiative came in 1995 with the launch of the European Journal of Control, a scientific journal that would serve as EUCA’s main channel for disseminating important contributions to the field of Systems and Control. The first issue of the journal appeared in September of that year under the editorial direction of Professor Landau. Its current editor-in-chief is Professor Alessandro Astolfi.

In 2012 the association was re-formed as the European Control Association (EUCA) to reflect the growing scope of the organization.

Past Presidents
France
2013-2015
Switzerland
2011-2013
Hungary
2009-2011
Greece
2007-2009
Spain
2005-2007
United Kingdom
2003-2005
Portugal
2001-2003
Germany
P.M. Frank
1999-2001
Belgium
1997- 1999
Italy
1995-1997
Netherlands
1993-1995
France
1991-1993

 

Past Presidents
Past Chairmen of the European Control Conferences at the 20th Anniversary Luncheon, Orlando, Florida, December 2011. Front row (left to right): J. Willems (ECC 93), J. Maciejowski (ECC 03), L. Keviczky (ECC 09), I. Landau (ECC 91), M. Morari (ECC 13), A. Isidori (ECC 95), M. Gevers (ECC 97). Back row (left to right): E. Chong (CDC-ECC 11), E. Camacho (CDC-ECC 05), S. Bittani (EJCON Editor in Chief).