TC 3.2. Computational Intelligence in Control




Slides from the Milestone session "computational Intelligence in Control" at IFAC 2014

The TC 3.2 participated in a milestone session "Computational intelligence in control" at the World Congress 2014 in Cape Town South Africa It has been also published in Annual Review in Control A.E. Ruano, S.S. Ge, T.M. Guerra, F.L. Lewis, J.C. Principe, M. Colnaric 2014. Computational intelligence in control. Annual Reviews in Control, 38 (2014) 233-242
General Talk TC 3.2

Slides from the general introduction and presentation of the milestone session


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IJCCI 2015


TA 2016

Tecsis 2015

WOCO 2016 Valencia

Wiener 2016

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DCDS 2015

Slides for TC 3.2 Meeting in Reims IFAC ICONS June 1, 2016

Conferences co-sponsored by TC 3.2


4th IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications TA 2016, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 6-9

TA 2016
IFAC/IFIP Workshop on Computers & Control 2016, Valencia, Spain, October 18-20 WOCO 2016 Valencia

9th EUROSIMCongress on Modelling and Simulation 2016, Oulu , Finland, September 12-15


IEEE Thinking Machines in the Physical World - Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, July 13-15, Melbourne, Australia

Wiener 2016

The 8th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control - MIM 2016, June 28-30, 2016, Troyes, France, has obtained IFAC approval.


The 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - IJCCI, Lisbon, Portugal 12-14 November, 2015

IJCCI 2015


11th Symposium Robot Control, August 26-28, Brazil. SYROCO 2015

The 5th IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems - DCDS 2015, Cancun, Mexico, 27-29 May, 2015, has obtained IFAC approval.

DCDS 2015

The 16th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 24-27, 2015 has obtained IFAC approval.

Tecsis 2015

The 6th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, Rome, Italy, 22-24 October 2014 has obtained the IFAC approval.

Conferences sponsored by TC 3.2

4th IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences (ICONS 2016), June 1-3, 2016, Reims, France.

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2nd IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computer Intelligence and Telematics (CESCIT 2015), June 22 - 24, 2015, Maribor, Slovenia.

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3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences (ICONS 2013), September 2-4, 2013, Chengdu, China.

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Thierry Marie Guerra


Since decades now, a part of Automatic control has been put under the general appellation of “intelligent control” which definition is very difficult to give, as it is a kind of umbrella covering various different methodologies. The TC 3.2 “Computational Intelligence in Control” groups some of the major manifestations of these methodologies including, fuzzy, neural (both artificial and biologically plausible), linguistic, fuzzy-neural, evolutionary, reinforcement learning… approaches. As related and applied to automatic control, it covers modeling, identification, forecasting, stability/stabilization analysis, diagnosis, fault detection, design, learning, adaptation, evaluation, definition of performances objectives and operation constraints, as well as awareness for computational issues, brain-computer interfacing, bioinformatics and computer-aided design tools.


Generally, the approaches differ from the conventional approaches in control and one of the goals is to cope with problems – especially industrial ones – where conventional methods were proved unsuccessful. Applications include transport, medical and biomedical, biology, aerospace, automation, biotechnology, mechatronics, automation, manufacturing, process control, power systems, energy and smart grid, agriculture, environmental systems, robotics and autonomous systems, economics and business systems.


Nowadays, there are many communities that belong to the area of Computational Intelligence. The TC 3.2 has to be active and to promote the activities related to control in a broad sense in order to impact the IFAC community and to become a recognized international community of leading practitioners and researchers in this area.


As re-elected chair for the triennium 2017 – 2020 of this committee and together with the well established vice-chairs, we welcome all the initiatives in order to achieve these goals and promote our community.


TC 3.2. Computational Intelligence in Control

Welcome Message from the Chair

Welcome to the homepage of the IFAC Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence in Control, TC 3.2.



These pages collect details of technical activities sponsored by IFAC in the area of Computational Intelligence, together with related information and links likely to be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers.


TC 3.2 focuses on all aspects of knowledge-based, fuzzy, neuro-fuzzy and neural (both artificial and biologically plausible) systems and evolutionary algorithms relevant to control, both theoretically and application driven.


Our membership lists more than 50 people (please see TC Roster) and we would be glad to meet you as active researcher in one of our conferences.


How to join


To become a member of the TC 3.2, you have several possibilities:

  • Being nominated by your National Member Organization.
  • Write a letter to the IFAC Secretariat + CV, that will be forwarded the Chair of the Committee.
  • Contact directly the chair of the Technical Committee


Individual involvement in IFAC


Anyone interested in Control Engineering may become an IFAC Affiliate. IFAC Affiliates receive the IFAC Newsletter free of charge. The Newsletter contains information about IFAC technical meetings as well as about other matters of interest to the control community. IFAC Affiliates will also receive Calls for Papers for technical meetings in their selected areas of interest and are entitled to a special rate for subscriptions to the IFAC Journals Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Annuals Review in Control, Journal of Process Control, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

You can register as an IFAC Affiliate using the on-line registration form.