The IFAC TC SWIIS Past, Present, Future

P. Kopacek, And L. Stapleton

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The IFAC TC on "Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability - SWIIS" is one of the longest situated in IFAC. According to first ideas during the IFAC World Congress in Kyoto 1981 this IFAC - at that time - Working Group organised in 1983 the first Workshop in this highly interdisciplinary field in Austria. Meanwhile a Technical Committee in IFAC, SWIIS was always a bridge between (control) engineers and various other disciplines to open IFAC to other related fields. It's a tradition to present on nearly each IFAC World Congress an update of this dynamic TC. Therefore in this contribution the role of process and manufacturing automation especially control engineering will be presented and discussed based on previous papers. In addition Ethics and Diversity are shortly discussed. As an indicator selected Keywords of the main sponsored events of this TC were used. This contribution is based on Kopacek,P, L.Stapleton, M.Dimirovski (2017).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17421-17426
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st IFAC World Congress 2020 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 202017 Jul 2020


  • Conflict
  • Developing Regions
  • Ethics
  • Post conflict
  • Systems Theory


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