Scope & Tasks


  • University education and continuing education issues in control
  • Methodology for improving the theory, practice and accessibility of control systems education
  • Control education laboratories, experiments, computer aided design, distance and virtual education technologies.
  • General awareness among pre-college students and teachers of the importance of systems and control technology and its cross-disciplinary nature


  • To promote control with its cross-boundary nature as a field that spans science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • To provide students at all levels, including pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate, the opportunity to explore the world of control engineering
  • To organize workshops and special sessions on education bringing academia and industry together to facilitate learning experiences to attract students to control engineering
  • To communicate to the public at large the control field
  • To engage all technical committees in control education issues and activities
  • To organize semiannual meetings of the committee and use them as a platform to promote the control field

Future Invited Sessions on Control Education

Invited sessions are always welcome at the the main ACC and CDC conferences. However please liaise with the chair or co-chairs in advance of submitting one of these just to ensure we don't get conflicting submissions.


Partnership with IFAC in Control Education

A partnership between two committees -- the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control Education and the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Education -- was established at the IFAC World Congress in Barcelona, July 2002. The Chairs of each Technical Committee on Control Education became co-Chairs of the other committee.