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Control engineering and the professional societies

Bissell, Chris (2009). Control engineering and the professional societies. In: IEEE 2009 Conference of the History of Technical Societies, 5-7 August 2009, Philadelphia, PA.

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By the time control engineering emerged as a coherent body of knowledge and practice (during and just after WW2) professional engineering societies had existed for many decades. Since control engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of the profession, new sections devoted to control were quickly established within the various existing technical societies. In addition, some new bodies devoted specifically or primarily to control were established. This brief paper will present in outline the history of how control engineering as a distinct branch of engineering became represented in technical societies – or their equivalent – in the USA, UK, USSR, Germany and France.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 IEEE
Keywords: technical societies; professional bodies; history; control engineering
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 18394
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 09:37
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 05:35
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