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 organizng 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.
Below is a list of the Control Systems conferences held and planned, as of November 2021.
|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||Charlotte||N.C., USA|
|20||2020||Cancelled due to Covid-19||Stockholm||Sweden|
|21||2022||February 7-8||(w/ PaperWeek Canada)||Virtual (MS Teams)||Canada|
* Note: At the time of writing (November -21) no international conferences are planned in Finland for 2024.