Control Systems

Konferensen "Control Systems" är en ledande internationell konferens om mätning och styrning inom processindustrin, speciellt inom pappers- och massaindustrin.

Konferensen startades 1982 av Sven Gunnar Edlund och Lennart Eriksson inom dåvarande STFI (Skogsindustrins Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, numera en del av RISE). Control Systems har sedan dess, med något undantag, arrangerats vartannat år, alternerande mellan Nordamerika (Kanada/USA) och Norden (Sverige/Finland).

Konferensen arrangeras i samverkan med pappersföreningar i de berörda länderna. I Sverige SPCI, Svenska Pappers- och Cellulosa-Ingenjörsföreningen, med branschorganet "Svensk Papperstidning".




Control Systems 2018 arrangeras i samband med TAPPI:s "PaperCon" den 
15-18 april 2018 på Charlotte Convention Center i Charlotte, NC, USA.


Call for Papers, Invitation to present. (Click here for printable/downloadable PDF version).

Please note that abstracts are accepted all during the fall, but the chances to get a paper included in the final program will be progressively smaller, the later the abstract is submitted.

Invitation to Present

You are invited to present at Control Systems 2018 which will take place on April 15-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, USA.

Held every two years, the Control Systems Conference is an international meeting in the area of process measurements and controls, and systems engineering for the pulp and paper industry.

The conference will be held in conjunction with TAPPI’s PaperCon 2018 [].
PaperCon has the largest pulp and paper technical program in the world and includes sessions in the areas of papermaking, coating, mill management, stock prep and fluid mechanics, process control and sustainability. The program is jointly organized by several divisions of TAPPI, including PIMA.

PaperCon attracts presenters and attendees from all major pulp and paper producing countries. By joining PaperCon, Control Systems 2018 participants will have an excellent opportunity to network with technology, research and manufacturing peers from around the world.

Control Systems 2018 will emphasize both practical implementation of and leading research efforts on new and emerging process control technologies of interest to the paper industry.

We encourage you, as a practitioner or researcher, to present your paper at the conference and invite you to submit an abstract on relevant topics such as:

Potential Topics:

  • Industry 4.0, industrial IOT, and digitalization applications, including big data analytics, cloud, AI, and collaborative applications
  • Paper machine control applications
  • Sheet measurement technologies
  • Process control diagnostics and analysis
  • Imaging and machine vision applications
  • Pulp mill measurements and controls
  • Woodyard applications
  • Other relevant P&P measurement and control topics

We will consider technically sound papers on various topic concerning pulp and paper control systems and related subjects that can potentially benefit pulp and paper producers, with a specific focus on experiences from real mill implementations. All papers will be peer-reviewed by members of an international program committee.


Dates of note:

October 13, 2017               - Abstracts due. Accepted abstracts will be invited to produce a full manuscript.

December 2, 2017             - Notification of acceptance and invitation to produce manuscript

You will work with your session chair during this time to produce and perfect materials

April 15-18, 2018               - PaperCon, including Control Systems 2018

Visit TAPPI’s Speaker Management System [] to submit your abstract by October 13, 2017.



Speaker Management - Jessica Reaves by email [] or call 404-509-7477
PaperCon - Sarah Lunceford by email [] or call 770-209-7345