UKACC is the United Kingdom’s National Member Organisation of the International Federation of Automatic Control.
UKACC promotes the science and technology of automation and control.
UKACC is the link between the UK and the international automatic control communities.
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  • Funding Opportunity: New Horizons – EPSRC

    Following the first phase of the pilot New Horizons scheme in 2020, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is now launching the second phase. New Horizons is a funding opportunity for research ideas that are new, speculative and high risk with potential for high reward. The ideas should be within the remit of EPSRC’s Engineering and ICT themes. You can find more information and contact details here. Applications for this phase of the pilot scheme will be assessed at outline and full proposal panel meetings, where streamlined assessment criteria will be used.

    To support the delivery of this funding opportunity, EPSRC are planning panel membership now ahead of the initial outline panels in March 2022. For those not applying to this scheme, but interested in being a panel member, a survey is now open for expression of interest.

  • Deadline Extension: CONTROL 2022

    The deadline for the call for papers for the 13th UKACC International Conference on Control to be held on 20-22 April 2022 at The University of Plymouth has been extended to 30 November 2021. More information can be found on the Control 2022 website. Papers can be submitted via Paper Plaza.

  • Registration for IFAC 2021 Lecture Now Open

    The International Federation of Automatic Control invites you on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at 11:00 am (CET) to the lecture: “High-performance nonlinear control method for servo systems in automation and robotics: theory to practice” by Prof. Dongil “Dan” Cho, Ph.D. IFAC President-Elect. 

    The lecture will take place via Zoom. Registration and participation is free.


  • Control 2022

    The 13th UKACC International Conference on Control will be held on 20 – 22 April 2022, at the University of Plymouth.

    30/09/21Deadline for Full Paper (6 pages) & Extended Abstract (2 pages)
    15/01/22Review Results
    15/02/22Final Paper Submission
    01/03/22Early Bird Registration
    01/04/22Final Registration

    Special Session Proposals:  

    Proposals should be submitted on one A4 page to the conference email address: It must include the title, a brief outline, name, and affiliation of the organiser(s).

    Exhibition and Sponsorship:

    Organisations wishing to exhibit their control-related works/books/articles are invited to contact the organising committee through email to discuss the terms and necessary arrangements. 


Benefits of membership:

  • International networking via UKACC’s position as the primary gateway into IFAC and the international control community.
  • Hosting of UKACC events (e.g. Annual Lecture, Biennial Control Conference, PhD Showcase).
  • Opportunity to host IFAC events (workshops, conferences and symposia).
  • Nomination of persons for IFAC Technical Committees.
  • Active participation in the UK’s control community via the Executive Committee.
  • Promotion of member activities through UKACC website and mailing list. 
  • News of activities of interest to the control community.