The main functions of the Mediterranean Control Association are the coordination and supervision of the annual Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation and the dissemination of related information via electronic means.

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The series of Mediterranean Conferences on Control and Automation (MED Conferences, for short) was launched in 1993. Over its almost 30 years of existence, it hosted many great speakers and plenary talks.

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Proceedings of MED conferences since 2006 have been published in IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Proceedings of MED conferences prior to 2005 are available on this site, and may be found the respective year's conference in the list of Conferences.

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Since 1993

Upcoming conference: MED '21

The 29th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2021) will be held on the 22-25 of June 2021. Due to the COVID’19 pandemic and the Italian rules regarding conferences, it will be a virtual event, with the participation of all contributors by synchronous online videoconference. Have a look at the MED '21 web site for more information about the technical program and how to participate!

The general chair of the conference is Mariagrazia Dotoli, and the program chairs are Laura Giarrè and Elisa Franco.

Puglia, Italy
Puglia, ITALY

Since 1993

MED '20 conference held as a -first ever- virtual conference in the MED conferences history

The 28th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED ’20) took place on September 16-18, 2020, as a completely virtual event.

Recordings from plenary talks are available through the MED '20 web site, and the conference proceedings are posted in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

"On behalf of the MCA I would like to thank the general chair of the conference Didier Maquin and the members of the organizing committee, for a wonderful job done under very difficult circumstances, full of uncertainty. This was a very successful conference, our first virtual conference ever, thanks to your hard work and dedication. Congratulations!"
-- Panos Antsaklis, MCA President

Proposing and organizing a MED Conference - 'How to' Guide

The organization of a MED conference starts with submitting a preliminary proposal to the MCA Board. This step takes place at two to three years in advance. Prospective organizers are kindly referred to the document entitled "Notes and Recommendations on Proposing and Organizing a MED Conference".

30th anniversary of the MED conference series in 2022

Next year, in 2022, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the MED conference series! Here is a map showing the locations of all 29 MED conferences so far.

About MCA

The Mediterranean Control Association (MCA) is a non-profit organization registered in the Republic of Cyprus.

The MCA was formed in June 1998 with goals to promote initiatives for enhancing scientific exchanges, to disseminate information, to coordinate research networks, and to facilitate technology transfer primarily within the countries of the Mediterranean region. The main interests of the MCA are in the broad scientific areas of Systems, Control, and Automation.

Historically, the MCA presented some awards for exceptional contributions to the areas of systems, control and automation.


Please address any comments or concerns to, or write to:
Mediterranean Control Association (MCA)
P.O. Box 20883
Nicosia 1664

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