IFAC World Congress
Beijing, China
July 5-9, 1999

The preparations for the IFAC 1999 World Congress are proceeding smoothly. About 2200 papers from 70 countries and regions were submitted for possible presentation at the congress, and approximately 1560 high quality papers have been accepted.

The Technical Program includes

In addition, eight pre-congress tutorials on control systems research and industrial applications will be given on July 4.

The Congress publications consist of

The registration fees include the CD-ROM, two selected subject volumes, and the plenary and index volume. The registration fee schedule, in US Currency, is:

Advance On-site
(received before April 1
Full registration $480 $550
Student registration $180 $250
Student status must be verified by the student's institution or adviser.

A number of social events are planned, including the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception on July 5, a Congress Banquet on July 8, and the Closing Ceremony on July 9. Several technical tours are also being arranged to both universities and enterprises in the Beijing area. A number of additional tours are also planned, to offer participants a very good opportunity to appreciate the Chinese culture, ancient civilization, and people's daily life and traditions.

A valid passport and visa are required for visiting China. Upon receipt of your registration form, you will be sent an invitation letter with which you can apply for an entry visa at the Chinese Embassy or the nearest Consulate General.

To obtain a registration form, hotel information, the advance program, and other information, visit the Congress homepages at

I welcome you to Beijing for the 1999 IFAC World Congress!

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