United Kingdom Automatic Control Council

A member of the International Federation of Automatic Control

United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (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. It is the link between the UK and the international automatic control communities.

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Latest news

UKACC Control 2022 Conference – thoughts from a prize winner

15 June 2022


Many congratulations to the prize winners: Lachlan Orr, Imperial College London, winner of the Best Student Extended Abstract Presentation and Linxiao Li, University of Birmingham, winner of the Best Student Full Paper Presentation at Control 2022 at the University of Plymouth.


Linxiao kindly wrote an article sharing the experience of their first academic conference – and with a prize-winning presentation! The article can be found here.

Obituary: Professor Sir Alistair MacFarlane

18 April 2022

Professor Sir Alistair MacFarlane CBE FRS FREng FRSE 1931-2021

We note with regret the death of Professor Sir Alistair MacFarlane who died on 2 November 2021, aged 90. Alistair was best-known for his development of frequency-domain methods for the analysis and design of multivariable feedback systems. He also had a deep interest in the modelling of dynamical systems, and later in life developed an interest in the philosophy of information, complexity and knowledge, how these were related, and their implications for the future of machines.

A detailed obituary can be found here.

Upcoming events

Control 2022

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

Important dates

  • 30 September 2021 - Deadline for full paper (six pages) and extended abstract (two pages)

  • 15 January 2022 - Review results

  • 15 February 2022 - Final paper submission

  • 1 March 2022 - Early bird registration

  • 1 April 2022 - Final registration

Special session proposals

Proposals should be submitted on one A4 page to the conference email address: control2022@plymouth.ac.uk.

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.

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