Control Engineering 2020

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), process and machine control systems, automation and instrumentation are among the topics Control Engineering will advance in 2020, a year that suggests perfect vision and hindsight, as we mark 65 years in September 2019.

By Mark T. Hoske September 21, 2019

Control engineering seeks self-optimization by virtue of the control loop: measure, decide, actuate and repeat. In this 65th anniversary issue, we reflect what developments are shaping the future of control engineering, as we look ahead, with clarity of vision, to 2020, with help from subscribers and other industry experts.

A word cloud of next year’s editorial calendar emphasizes key areas:

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Process and machine control systems
  • Automation
  • Instrumentation.

Learn; share knowledge

As we seek to learn from the past to optimize the present, think again about creating a brighter future by working with us to learn from and teach others. Our heartfelt thanks for all those the world over who have contributed these past 65 years. Learn how to shape the future at and

Mark T. Hoske is content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,

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View the September 2019 digital edition to see what we view as the future of engineering.

Mark T. Hoske
Author Bio: Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor/content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop. He has been writing about technology since 1987, writing professionally since 1982, and has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from UW-Madison.