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 series has been given on a regular basis since 1982 (with a few exceptions).
The series was started by Lennart Eriksson and Sven Gunnar Edlund at STFI in Sweden. Soon SPCI, (the Swedish Society for Paper and Cellulose Engineers) joined in and later also its counterparts in Finland and Canada. Now also Tappi in the US is a part of the organising team.
It was decided that the conference should be arrangad bi-anually and then alternate between Scandinavia and North America.
Read more about the Control Systems History here.
Selected/(Available) documents from the conferences are found on this page.
Below is a list of the Control Systems conferences held and planned, as of May 2022.
|1||1982||May 11-14||Folkets Hus||Stockholm||Sweden|
|2||1984||Replaced by a track at the "1984 SPCI World Pulp and Paper Week"|
|3||1986||May 26 - 30||Stockholm Int'l Fair||Stockholm||Sweden|
|4||1988||April 25- 28||Queen Elisabeth Hotel||Montreal||Canada|
|5||1990||Sept 18- 20||Helsinki Messukeskus||Helsinki||Finland|
|6||1992||Sep 29-Oct 1||Chateau Whistler||Whistler||Canada|
|7||1994||May 31-Jun 2||Stockholm Fair||Stockholm||Sweden|
|8||1996||Apr 29 - May 2||Chateau Halifax||Halifax||Canada|
|9||1998||Sep 1 - 3||Haikko Manor & Spa||Porvoo||Finland|
|10||2000||May 1 - 4||Empress Hotel||Victoria||Canada|
|11||2002||June 3 - 5||Stockholm Int'l Fair||Stockholm||Sweden|
|12||2004||June 14-18||Loewes Concord Hotel||Quebec City||Canada|
|13||2006||June 6 - 8||Holiday Club & Spa||Tampere||Finland|
|14||2008||June 16 -18||Harbourside Hotel||Vancouver||Canada|
|15||2010||Sept 15 -17||"Fotografiska" Museum||Stockholm||Sweden|
|16||2012||April 22-25||Sheraton||New Orleans||La., USA|
|17||2014||Conference Cancelled this year!||Quebec City||Canada|
|18||2016||April 27-28||Waterfront Hotel||Stockholm||Sweden|
|19||2018||April 15-18||Charlotte Convention Ctr (w/ TAPPI)||Charlotte||N.C., USA|
|20||2020||Cancelled due to Covid-19||Stockholm||Sweden|
|21||2022||February 7-8||(w/ PAPTAC PaperWeek, Canada)||Virtual (MS Teams)||Canada|
|22||2024||-Tentatively hosted||by PI, Finland -||Not confirmed?||Finland *?|
|24||2026||-Tentatively hosted||by TAPPI, USA -||(prepared to host)||USA *?|
|26||2028||-Tentatively hosted||by SPCI, Sweden -||Not confirmed?||Sweden *?|
Note: At the time of writing (November -21) no international conferences are planned in Finland for 2024.
The tentative rotation schedules are as per suggestion sent to the organisers by Michael Forbes on March 21, 2022.
Kerry Figiel has suggested, (if PI are not planning to host the event for 2024), that SPCI and PI swap dates such that SPCI organises the 2024 Control Systems Conference, and PI organises the 2028 Event.