Call for Contributions
The 2016 American
Control Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, July 6–8
at the award-winning
Marriott Copley Place,
centrally located in the Back Bay district of Boston. The conference
venue is connected to the Copley Place Mall with a variety of shops,
restaurants, and a large grocery store, and is within minutes of the
historic sites like Trinity Church, Boston Common and the Public
Garden, Kenmore Square, Beacon Street, and Fenway Park, the home of
the Boston Red Sox. Other sites like Harvard Square, MIT, Faneuil
Hall, the Freedom Trail, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the New England
Aquarium are easily accessible via Boston's famous subway, "The T".
The ACC brings together
an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss
the latest findings in control research and practice. The ACC is the
annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC,
the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation
for Automatic Control (IFAC)).
National and international society co-sponsors of ACC include American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA),
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE),
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),
IEEE Control Systems Society (IEEE-CSS),
International Society of Automation (ISA),
Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS),
and Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
ACC 2016 will feature a
semi-plenary lecture by the 2015 Eckman Award winner and one on
“Therapeutic Robotics: Challenges of Controlling Physical Interaction”
by Neville Hogan. A unique tandem semi-plenary lecture “Open-Ended
Control Challenges in the Oil Service Industry” by Jason Dykstra and
Karlene Hoo will discuss the chemical process control opportunities at
the bottom of an oil well. Delphine Dean will talk about how very
precise measurements can inspire societal work in “Nano to Really
Macro: How Working with AFMs Can Help with Design of Medical Devices
for Hospitals in Resource Poor Countries”. Our plenary lecture
features Lucy Pao describing mechatronic control systems from the very
large to the very small in “Combined Feedforward/Feedback Control of
Flexible Structures: Recurring Themes across Diverse Applications”.
In our Public Lecture, Stephen Boyd will describe how algorithms are
hidden in modern smart devices in the public lecture “Mathematical
Optimization in Everyday Life: The Growing Role of Hidden Algorithms
in Smart Products and Systems”. The 2016 ACC technical program will
comprise several types of presentations in regular and invited
sessions, tutorial sessions, and special sessions along with workshops
for Contributed Papers:
Papers are invited
in the form of regular manuscripts (allotted 6 proceedings pages).
There is no separate short paper format.
for Invited Sessions:
consist of 6 papers presenting a unifying theme from a diversity of
viewpoints. Proposals must clearly describe the motivation and
relevance of the session. Proposals must be accompanied by full
versions of each paper, which will be individually reviewed together
with the proposal itself.
for Tutorial Sessions:
are invited sessions organized to provide an introduction to a topic
of interest. The format is structured around a main tutorial paper (up
to 18 pages) and talk (60 minutes) to bring the participants up to
speed, followed by three presentations (with or without papers of up
to 6 pages each) to give a picture of the state of the art. Tutorial
sessions involving strong industry and academic collaboration are
for Special Sessions:
sessions offer a venue for creating awareness of, and providing
exposure to emerging research areas, research and funding
opportunities, and other topics of broad interest to the conference
attendees. History and industry-sponsored sessions also fall into this
Workshops to be
held prior to the conference are solicited on all related topics.
Proposals for workshops addressing novel control methodologies and
nonstandard control applications, as well as workshops with strong
tutorial value are encouraged.
invited to showcase, demonstrate and market control-related
publications, software tools, educational products, services, and
jobs. Exhibits are open to all attendees of the ACC.
All papers and session
and workshop proposals must be submitted through the conference
submission website. All submissions must conform to the policy found
at the conference website:
Manuscripts should be written in English, be in 2-column format, and
meet strict page limits.
Boston is the United States’ second oldest city, steeped in traditions, and
dotted with major research universities. The weather in early July is
moderate and week of July 4 brings the traditions of American
Independence Day, associated with many of the historic sites.
September 30, 2015
by January 31,
due March 15, 2016
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