First European Control Conference
Grenoble, France, July 2-5, 1991
The First European Control Conference was held on July 2 to 5, 1991 at Grenoble Alpes Congrès Centre in Grenoble, France.
The organization of the European Control Conference reflected the need for a stronger scientific exchange and cooperative research between the members of "Control" community in Europe and in particular within the European Economic Community.
670 participants from 35 countries attended the Conference including 200Ph. Students, 370 Academia and 100 from industry.
522 participants came from the European Economic Community.
The conference was organized by the Groupement de Recherche "AUTOMATIQUE" of teh Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), with the help of the Laboratoire díAutomatique de Grenoble.
The Conference was sponsored by CNRS (Department of Engineering Science) and the Commission of European Communities (CEC) under the SPRINT Programme. CEGELEC was the industrial partner. The conference was also co-sponsored by MEN (Ministry of Education), MRT (Ministry of Research and Technology), DRET (Ministry of Defence), EDF (Electricity of France), CNES (Centre National des Etudes Spatiales), INPG (National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble) and AFCET (Association Française pour la Cybernétique Economique et Technique).
The International Programme Committee and the Organizing Committee devoted enormous energy to organize an outstanding conference presenting the state of the art in Control Theory and Applications.
Contributions from 5 continents (35 countries) have been presented. This included:
Among the 427 conferences presented, 317 came from European Economic Community.
The titles of the plenary talks, invited sessions and panel discussions are attached.
A technical exhibition sponsored by various industries, software developers and book publishers has been organized during the Conference.
Representatives of the main sponsor organizations have participated at the Opening Session.
The General Chairman I.D. Landau presented a talk entitled " Automatic Control- A European Perspective"
It was followed by the talks of representatives of the CEC, H. Péro, Principal Administrator Brite Euram Programme from DG XII-Belgium and M. Arblaster fromDG XIII, SPRINT Programme focused on the objectives and means of CEC.
The last speakers were R. Castagné, Director of Engineering Sciences, at Ministry of Education and J.C. Charpentier, Scientific Director of Department of Engineering Sciences who emphasized the place of Automatic Control within the general context of the Engineering Sciences.
There were two major events: the Welcome Reception on July, 2nd and the Banquet on July, 4th.
The Welcome Reception was held at the Grenoble Alpes Congrès Centre. The participants were greeted by Mr Gascon, the Deputy Mayor of Grenoble and they tested the delicious preparation of Chavant, a renewed "cuisine chef" (two stars in Michelin guide).
The highlight of the social events was the Banquet organized on July 4th, at the "Château du Touvet" one of the jewels of the Grenoble area. The participants were welcomed by the marvellous music of the "Cors de Chasse" in their beautiful dresses and then they admired the charming landscaped waterfalls before they enjoyed a typical french dinner.
Brief talks have been delivered by Ioan Landau and Manfred Thoma.
The proceedings contain 2600 pages and they have been published by Hèrmes, Paris.
Proceedings are available from Edition Hèrmes Science Publications, 8 quai du Marché Neuf, 75004 Paris ñ France, et the price of 1800 FF.
European Community Control Association
The dynamics generated by the organization of this Conference and the resulting resonance within the scientific community have led to the founding of the European Community Control Association (ECCA) which will organize future European Control Conferences on a regular basis. More generally it will encourage the development of the discipline and exchanges between Control specialists from the countries of the European Economic Community.
The first meeting of the Administrative Council of ECCA was held in Grenoble in July, 1st. The Administrative Council elected the Governing Board of the ECCA for the next two years. The members of the Governing Board are :
Every member of the Organizing Committee, of the International Programme Committee and of the local Organizing Committee is to be acknowledged for making this First European Control Conference a perfect success. Their names appear in the attached list.
Finally, I would like to thank Dorothée Normand-Cyrot, Programme and Finance Chairman and Jean Michel Dion, Local Arrangements Chairman for their involvement and contributions to this project.
Ioan D. Landau
First European Control Conference
Ioan Doré LANDAU LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble
PROGRAMME & FINANCE CHAIRMAN
Dorothée NORMAND-CYROT LSS-CNRS-ESE Gif sur Yvette
LOCAL ARRANGEMENT CHAIRMAN
Jean Michel DION LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble
Albert BENVENISTE IRISA-INRIA Rennes
Guy COHEN ENSMP Fontainebleau
Luc DUGARD LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble
Michel FLIESS LSS-CNRS-ESE Gif sur Yvette
André TITLI LASS-CNRS Toulouse
Jean LEVINE ENSMP Fontainebleau
Christian COMMAULT LAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble
Jeanne Malbos CEPHAG-CNRS-INPG Grenoble
INTERNATIONAL STEERING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
J. ACKERMAN (G) R. MARINO (I)
G. BASTIN (B) D.Q. MAYNE (UK)
P. BERNHARD (F) S. MONACO (I)
S. BITTANTI (I) E. MOSCA (I)
A.J. VAN DEN BOOM (NL) G.J. OLSDER (NL)
J. BORDET (F) P. PARASKEVOPOULOS (GR)
J. DESCUSSE (F) P.C. PARKS (UK)
P.M. FRANK (FRG) J.E. RIJNSDORP (NL)
K. GLOVER (UK) M. ROBIN (F)
M.J. GRIMBLE (UK) J.H. VAN SCHUPPEN (NL)
V. HERNANDEZ (E) J. SENTIERO (P)
H.W. KNOBLOCH (G) S. TSAFESTAS (GR)
P.M. LARSEN (DK) J.C. WILLEMS (NL)
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
H. ALLA Ph. DROUET
F. BARDINON L. DUGARD
G. BORNARD E. DUPONT
I. BOYER Y. FREIN
B. BROGLIATO S. GENTIL
A. CHERUY J. LAISSUS
M.R. CHOISY I.D. LANDAU
C. COMMAULT J. MALBOS
B. DESCOTES-GENON M.MíSAAD
J.M. DION D. REY
EUROPEAN CONTROL CONFERENCE ñ ECC-91
J.C. Willems (The Netherlands)
R. David (France)
V. Kucera (Tchéchoslovaquie)
A. Boussoussan (France)
A. Isidor (Italy)
G. Johannsen (Germany)
P.C. Young (United Kingdom)
R. Ortega (Mexique)
G. Goodwin (Australia)
10)Some Current Research Directions in Control of Discrete Event Systems,
W.H. Wonham (Canada)
11) Nonlinear and Adaptive Control in Biotechnology,
G. Bastin (Belgium)
G. Stein (USA)
J. Ackermann (Germany)
K.J. Aström (Sweden)