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.
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.
MED ’22 announced
The 30th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2022) returns to its birth-place, in Greece. The conference will take place from June 28 to July 2, 2022. The venue is the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso resort, located in the Athenian Riviera. Have a look at the MED ’22 web site for more information about the conference. The general chairs are Kimon P. Valavanis and Maria Prandini, and the program chairs are Andrea Monteriù and Alessandro V. Papadopoulos.
MED ’21 proceedings and report available
The 29th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2021) took place on the 22-25 of June 2021, as a fully virtual event, with the participation of all contributors by synchronous online videoconference. The general chair of the conference was Mariagrazia Dotoli, and the program chairs were Laura Giarrè and Elisa Franco. Here is their report about the conference (to appear in the IEEE Control Systems Magazine).
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: “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 the list of the locations of all 29 MED conferences so far.
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.