is founded in 2006 in the framework of the HYCON Network of Excellence (FP6-IST-511368), a funded EC project from September 2004 to September 2008. EECI is a "lightweight" association (under the French Association Law 1901), based on volunteer work by its members. The EECI offers a legal structure for the Knowledge Community of Networked and Embedded Control.
The establishment of EECI is expected to become a long-term world-wide renowned focal point by stimulating new collaborative (multi-national and multi-disciplinary) research on networked and embedded control, to break down the barriers between the traditional disciplines, to disseminate associated methods and tools, to organize the education of students and researchers, and to transfer methodologies to industry. Its role, as a perennial institution, will be also a control platform by keeping tracking results and products of funded past projects.