The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control | Cape Town, South
Africa | 24-29 August 2014
Promoting automatic control for the benefit of humankind
The South African Council for Automation and Control (SACAC) will be the proud host of the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2014). SACAC was formed in 1961 by the joint efforts of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the professional Institutes of engineering, computers and control disciplines. The primary mission of SACAC is to promote the multi-disciplinary sciences of computation, automation and control and their application to industry in Southern Africa.
SACAC is the nominated National Member Organisation for South Africa to the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). IFAC has the equivalent mission to SACAC and promotes and co-ordinates symposia, workshops and conferences on a broad international front.
SACAC has a special role to play as the result of its unique combination of participants. Today SACAC comprises over 50 corporate and institutional members representative of leading corporations, tertiary educational establishments, professional institutions, research organisations and private companies involved in computation, automation and control.
SACAC facilitates the interchange and dissemination of information about leading edge technologies and their application locally and internationally. This is done through organising symposia, workshops and other regular events.
The current president of SACAC is Kevin Brooks who is also on the advisory panel of the IFAC 2014 National Organising Committee.