The Irish Systems and Control Committee (ISCC), a sub-committee of the Engineering Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy, acts as the National Member Organisation for the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) in Ireland. For each country, one scientific or professional engineering organization, having a strong interest in automatic control and a sound professional background, is eligible for membership of IFAC. Such organizations, after admission to IFAC,are known as National Member Organizations (NMOs) and shall have a responsibility for furthering the aims and objectives of IFAC within their respective countries. The broad aims of IFAC, and hence the ISCC, are to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense in all systems, whether, for example, engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, in both theory and application. IFAC/ISCC is also concerned with the impact of control technology on society.
The ISCC promotes and co-ordinates control systems related professional and research activity in Ireland through information dissemination, association with conferences/workshops (such as the Irish Signals and Systems Conference) and organisation of IFAC events in Ireland, such as the IFAC Workshop on Navigation Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV) in the University of Limerick in 2008.