About IFAC & World Congress

Founded in 1957, the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) is a multi-national federation that promotes automatic control and its applications in the fields of engineering, science and the impact of control technology on society.

The IFAC World Congress (WC) is the flagship event of the IFAC, held every three years with thousands of attendees from all over the world and with no other IFAC event scheduled in the year of WC.
The main aim of the IFAC WC is to bring together a worldwide audience of scientists and engineers from academia and industry, offering the most up-to-date and complete view of control techniques with the widest coverage of application fields.

The 23rd IFAC WC will be held in August 23 - 28, 2026 at Busan, Republic of Korea.
The IFAC WC 2026 will include plenary talks, technical programs, workshop and tutorials, competitions, and other interesting control engineering-related programs and social events.

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