From 9th of July to 14th of July 2017 Toulouse, France held the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) triennial World Congress, the largest and most prestigious international conference in control engineering in the World.
The 2724 accepted contributions (the total number of contributions were 4267, hence an acceptance rate of 64%) came from 82 countries all over the World. Hungary was represented by 33 researchers, 6 of them coming from Óbuda University (!) representing the EKIK’s Physiological Controls Research Center (PhysCon) and the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics (BARK).
The Physiological Controls Research Center’s head and ERC Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. habil. Levente Kovacs together with Ghent University’s young professor Prof. Dr. Clara Ionescu (who will become Óbuda University’s honorary professor soon) organized a whole Open Invited Track (OIT, one of the 76 OITs of the conference) in the IFAC Technical Committee 8.2 titled “Control and Data Driven Modeling in Biomedicine”. The OIT was held between 13-14 July 2017 involving 16 papers with publications from 18 countries and under 2 invited sessions and one interactive session. The PhysCon was represented by senior lecturers Dr. Johanna Sápi and Dr. Dániel A. Drexler and by researcher Dr. Dávid Csercsik together with its head, Prof. Dr. habil. Levente Kovács, presenting 3 papers with the newest results of the only H2020 ERC grant of the Óbuda University, titled Tamed Cancer.
The BARK organized an invited session in “Tensor Methods for Modelling and Control” on the 11th of July 2017 involving 6 papers from 3 countries and presented 2 papers. BARK was present with its young associate professor Dr. Péter Galambos and PhD student József Kuti.
More information about the congress can be found at https://www.ifac2017.org/