The European Control Conference is organised every 2 years under the auspices of the European Union Control Association (EUCA) in co-operation with IFAC and in collaboration with the IEEE Control Systems Society. It takes place in one of the member countries of the European Union and aims to stimulate contact between specialists active in academic research and industrial development in the area of advanced control strategies and to promote scientific exchange within the European Community and between Europe and other parts of the world. The conference provides an excellent opportunity especially for young researchers such as graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students to present their scientific work to an international audience, to learn about state-of-the-art topics and to engage into discussions with highly reputed researchers from academia and industry. Female researcher were especially encouraged to participate by the organisers.
The conference focuses upon aspects of systems and control ranging from fundamental research to all kinds of engineering applications including production and energy technologies and related established and advanced technologies. In support of an enhanced industrial involvement of control, and to the mutual benefit of both academia and industry, the European Control Conference promotes topics of high industrial relevance by sector oriented Industry Packages. The European Control Conference represents the European counterpart of control conferences in other parts of the world like the American Control Conference, the South American Control Conference, the Asian Control Conference. Given this the European Contron Conference 1999 offers the possibility to raise the visibility of the European Union's R&D action within the international public. The conference gives existing European R&D consortia and networks the opportunity to present their achievements or report on benchmark studies, and promotes the creation of new European networks of control scientists. This makes Europe an attractive location for researchers in the field of automatic control.