It took two rounds of close votes before Australia’s bid to host IFAC’s Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS) 2022 in Newcastle was successful against three strong bids from China, Korea, and the UK during the meeting of the technical committee on nonlinear systems at the 2017 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IFAC, that is the International Federation of Automatic Control, was founded in September 1957. With the first NOLCOS held in Capri, Italy in 1988, this is the first time the triennial conference is hosted in Oceania.
The Australian bid was a concerted effort by colleagues of several leading Australian universities including Australian National University (Ian Petersen, Robert Mahony, Jochen Trumpf), Macquarie University (Vladimir Gaitsgory), Queensland University of Technology (Tristan Perez, Alejandro Donaire) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vera Roshchina), University of Melbourne (Iven Mareels, Dragan Nešić, Peter Dower), University of New South Wales (Valery Ugrinovskii), University of Newcastle (Chris Kellett, Björn Rüffer, Steve Weller, Adrian Wills), University of South Australia (Regina Burachik), and University of Sydney (Ian Manchester).
The conference organising committee consists of:
We look forward to welcome many colleagues from the nonlinear systems and control community to Newcastle, Australia, in 2022!