IFAC Workshop
50 Years of Nonlinear Control and Optimization

September 30 - October 01, 2010
The Royal Society - London - UK


Goal of the meeting is to "reflect" on the state of nonlinear control theory, its applications, and its connections with and use of optimization methods.

The timing, location, and topic of the meeting have been inspired by the 80th birthday of Prof. D.Q. Mayne, who has largely contributed, for over 50 years to the foundation of nonlinear control, of optimization and to establish links between these disciplines.

The meeting will be organized around tutorial presentations on optimization, nonlinear control, constrained control, optimal control.

Download the Workshop Programme.

Paper submission 

Contributed papers should be submitted electronically through: ifac.papercept.net.
Papers should be of tutorial/historical value on topics related to the workshop objective.
The submission deadline is July, 15, 2010.

Please note that proceedings will not be published.


To register for the event please download the registration form and e-mail the completed form to Ms. M. Hammond


  • IFAC Technical Committee on Non-Linear Control Systems (TC2.3);
  • IFAC Technical Committee on Optimal Control (TC2.4);
  • IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control (TC2.5);
  • UK Automatic Control Council.


    The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1 5AG
    Download the directions to the Royal Society

    Organizing Committee 

    A. Astolfi (IPC chair), A. Tarasyev (IFAC TC2.4 representative), G. Chesi (IFAC TC2.5 representative), R. Banavar, E. Costa, A. Fradkov, D.J.N. Limebeer, Z.P. Jiang, C. Prieur, R. Vinter (NOC chair).