Conference (Flyer)
7-8 Dec 2017

Conference proceedings are available.

Workshop (Flyer)
5-6 Dec 2017


The Control Conference Africa (CCA 2017), was hosted by the South African Council for Automation and Control (SACAC). CCA 2017 promoted the exchange of ideas and developments in control engineering in Africa and built on previous South African events in control engineering. The CCA 2017 conference specifically addressed control engineers from African countries, African control engineers based abroad who wished to reconnect to their roots, and all control engineers who wanted to connect with Africa. Both academic and industrial control engineering practitioners had the opportunity to present their work and exchange research ideas with colleagues from across the globe.

The event was co-sponsored by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), of which SACAC is the National Member Organisation for South Africa.

The conference proceedings can now be accessed from the IFAC-PapersOnline journal.

Proceedings Programme Keynotes Workshops


  • Automotive systems

  • Aerospace systems

  • Control engineering education

  • Energy systems

  • Modeling and system identification

  • Novel control theory and techniques

  • Process control

  • Robotic systems

Keynote speakers

David Limebeer (University of Oxford, UK) (PDF of Presentation)

Babatunde Ogunnaike (University of Delaware, US)

Guanrong Chen, (University of Hong Kong, China) (PDF of Presentation)

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, (University of Kansas, US)

Thokozani Majozi (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) (PDF of Presentation)

Tianyou Chai (Northeastern University, China)


Johannesburg in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, with more than 3 million people calling this bustling metropolis home. Joburg, or Jozi as some prefer to call it, offers visitors an experience as unique and diverse as the city itself. The city is home to the conference venue, Liliesleaf Farm, which is tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivionia.

Once a nerve centre of the liberation movement and a place of refuge for its leaders, today Liliesleaf is one of South Africa’s foremost, award-winning heritage sites, where the journey to democracy in South Africa is honoured. The conference location is easily accessible from the city’s major highways and accommodation is in close proximity. The social programme includes a tour of the historical Liliesleaf Farm, a welcome reception, and a banquet at the eclectic and lavish Katy’s Palace Bar.

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