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IET Control Theory & Applications (formerly IEE Proceedings – Control Theory and Applications)


IET Control Theory & Applications (formerly IEE Proceedings Control Theory & Applications) is devoted to control systems in the broadest sense, covering new theoretical results and the applications of new and established control methods. Among the topics of interest are system modelling, identification and simulation, the analysis and design of control systems (including computer-aided design), and practical implementation. The scope encompasses technological, economic, physiological (biomedical) and other systems, including man-machine interfaces.

Most of the papers published deal with original work from industrial and government laboratories and universities, but subject reviews and tutorial expositions of current methods are welcomed. Correspondence discussing published papers is also welcomed.

Applications papers need not necessarily involve new theory; papers which describe new realisations of established methods, or control techniques applied in a novel situation, or practical studies which compare various designs, would be of interest. Of particular value are theoretical papers which discuss the applicability of new work, or applications which engender new theoretical applications.

Featured Paper

Absolute stability of Lur’e systems with time-varying delay, Vol.1, No.3, p.854-859

Citing this Journal
IET Control Theory and Applications is usually cited by the abbreviated title ‘IET Control Theory Appl.’ Every article in this journal is assigned a Crossref DOI, which is displayed below the article abstract.


Introduction from the new Editor-in-Chief: Brett Ninness

Recent Special Issues:

Author and Reader Benefits

  • Worldwide readership and database coverage (including ISI and Inspec)
  • Rapid times to decision (typically less than 16 weeks)
  • No page charges to authors
  • Inheritance of Impact Factor credentials of IEE Proceedings Control Theory & Applications
  • Papers published online in advance of printed publication
  • Review/survey papers now freely available online for 2 years from publication

The IET Research Journals are available in print and online in advance of printed publication on the IET Digital Library. To access the full-text of articles for this journal, you will need a valid subscription to the IET Digital Library, or you can purchase individual articles by clicking the ‘Buy’ button. The IET Research Journals are also available as part of the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL).

Journal name change for 2007

IET Control Theory & Applications was previously published as IEE Proceedings Control Theory & Applications. Following the merger on March 31st 2006 between the IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) and the IIE (The Institution of Incorporated Engineers) to form the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the IEE Proceedings suite of journals have changed name for 2007 to reflect the fact that they are now published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. IET Control Theory & Applications starts from Volume 1, Issue 1 from January 2007 onwards. All other benefits of publishing in the journal, including our worldwide readership and database coverage, remain unchanged.

Online subscribers to IET Control Theory & Applications can also access all backfile issues of IEE Proceedings Control Theory & Applications from 1994-2006 as part of their current online subscription.