The 2016 American Control Conference, July 6–8, Boston, MA, USA

Sponsoring Organizations

Exhibits & Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

 

GE Global Research

GE Global Research is the world's most diverse industrial research lab, with researchers working in every major technical discipline at our state-of-the-art centers around the world. Our scientists support all of GE's businesses, developing technologies for such industries as aviation, energy, healthcare, software and transportation. GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, New York and has four other multidisciplinary facilities in Bangalore - India, Shanghai - China, Munich - Germany, and Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. The Electrical Technologies & Systems organization has deep domain expertise in the electrical realm, ranging from nanofabrication, semiconductors, ASICS, microelectromechanical and microfluidic systems, sensors, and electronic devices, to electronics packaging, signal electronics, controls and automation systems, communications, electronic power conversion, rotating electrical machines and electrical power systems. The team supports a broad range of exciting applications for GE's businesses including wind and solar power generation, optimization of conventional power generation, Smart Grid technologies, electric drives and subsea power distribution for oil and gas applications, aircraft engine controls, aircraft power distribution, traction drives and controls for locomotives, and MRI, X-ray, CT, PET and ultrasound imaging for healthcare applications, to name a few.
 


MathWorks


The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental applied math and computational tools adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges. MathWorks products help prepare students for careers in industry, where the tools are widely used for data analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development in collaborative research and new product development.

 

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL), located in Cambridge, MA, is the North American R&D organization for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a $38B global manufacturer of electrical products including elevator and escalators, HVAC systems, electrical power systems, satellites, factory automation equipment, automotive electronics and visual information systems. Controls researchers at MERL collaborate with corporate R&D laboratories, business units in Japan and academic partners around the world to develop new control algorithms and control technologies that extend the performance envelope of these systems.

 

Quanser

Quanser is the world leader in control systems plants for research and education. Quanser devices are renowned for their modular, open-architecture design, performance, and robust quality. With an extensive range of products covering a wide range of motion types and application fields, Quanser systems provides the ideal platform to validate control algorithms and research. Key application areas include haptics, serial robotics, and autonomous robotics. Quanser systems are fully integrated with industry-leading software platforms including, LabVIEW™ and MATLAB/Simulink®. Quanser customers include over 2500 universities and colleges worldwide.

 

 

Silver Sponsors
 


Adaptics


Adaptics, Inc, develops and licenses state-of-the-art software for modeling complex dynamic systems from empirical data. This was achieved for linear time-invariant systems with unknown feedback in 1992, using powerful statistical methods for optimal selection of the model state order and estimation of state space model coefficients. This automated model identification has been used in automated adaptation to changing systems for adaptive control in aircraft wing flutter, controlling for changes and failures in pulp and paper cogeneration boilers, for modeling, control, and failure detection in numerous chemical processes, and numerous other applications. Recently these methods have been extended to time- and parameter- varying systems, e.g., developing a single model of aircraft wing flutter over a complete operating region of various speed and altitude combinations from data collected at only a few such operating point combinations. Such methods have been further refined to include general polynomial bilinear multivariable systems (Volterra-Wiener) that are universal approximators of nonlinear systems with continuous input/output maps. These systems include nonlinear chemical processes, high angle-of-attack aero- and hydrodynamics, rotorcraft and turbine engines, automotive engines over operating condition changes of engine speed, fuel flow, and torque. Stop by our exhibit to discuss your current challenges and opportunities in modeling, fault diagnosis, and controlling complex uncertain systems from empirical data.  Website: http://www.adaptics.com/


Bosch


The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros ($61.6 billion) in 2013. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life." In 1999, Bosch established its North American Research operation: The Research and Technology Center North America (RTC) has today offices in Palo Alto, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Cambridge, MA. Bosch RTC focuses on ASIC design and MEMS technology; energy conversion and energy storage technologies; modeling simulation and controls; wireless technologies; internet technologies; algorithms for robotics, autonomous systems and data mining; and user interaction technologies. Additional information on the global organization is available online at:  
www.boschresearch.com, www.bosch.com, and twitter.com/BoschPresse.


Clearpath Robotics


Clearpath Robotics is a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, and provides hardware, software and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment and operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace and academia. Clearpath is an award-winning company with recent awards, including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Visit Clearpath Robotics at www.clearpathrobotics.com.

 

dSpace


dSPACE is the world's leading provider of hardware and software tools for developing and testing sophisticated electronic control systems. For over 25 years, dSPACE's high-quality, off-the-shelf software and hardware tools have empowered engineers to design and innovate, while dramatically reducing development times and cost. Within the academic and research and development area, dSPACE products support numerous technology development applications. Some recent projects include: high-speed robots, electric vehicles, intelligent-flying systems, satellites, steam turbines and active suspension systems, to name a few. dSPACE offers universities and research institutes flexible systems with all the options needed for the model-based development of mechatronic controls.  dSPACE has put together attractive product packages, called ACE Kits, for universities. ACE Kits consist of real-time development systems that enable testing of even the most complex control systems in real time. All kits include software for seamlessly integrating the modeling tools MATLAB® and Simulink, and for operating the real-time hardware. ACE Kits are priced attractively for academic institutions.  Through its headquarters in Paderborn, Germany, as well as its global network of project centers, subsidiaries (including Wixom, MI, USA) and distributors, dSPACE and its staff of 1000+ support new technologies all over the world.

 

Honeywell


Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. A Fortune 100 company, we create solutions to improve the quality of life of people around the globe: generating clean, healthy energy – and using it more efficiently. Increasing our safety and security. Enabling people around the world to connect, communicate, and collaborate. And equipping our customers to be even more productive. With more than 127,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting commitment to quality and delivering results in everything we make and do.

 

IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS)


IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS) is a joint publication of the IEEE and the Chinese Association of Automation. The objective of JAS is high quality and rapid publication of articles, with a strong focus on new trends, original theoretical and experimental research and developments, emerging technologies, and industrial standards in automation. The coverage of JAS mainly includes Automatic control, Artificial intelligence and intelligent control, Systems theory and engineering, Pattern recognition and intelligent systems, Automation engineering and applications, Information processing and information systems, Network based automation, Robotics, Computer-aided technologies for automation systems, Sensing and measurement, Navigation, guidance, and control. JAS is indexed by EI, Inspec, Scopus. More information can be found at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6570654

 

National Instruments (NI)


Be it research in the lab or studies in the classroom, the rate of discovery is important in today’s fast-paced, innovation-driven society. At NI, we equip engineers and scientists with the systems that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. We provide comprehensive academic solutions that deliver engaging, real-world learning experiences to prepare students to “do engineering” in the classroom and in professional practice. These cost-effective solutions offer academic institutions flexible integration in the areas of circuits, measurements, controls, mechatronics, wireless communications, and student design for teaching and research. For more information about NI academic solutions and discounts, visit ni.com/academic.

 

Sendyne


Sensing. Modeling. Control.  http://www.sendyne.com/

 

SIAM


Visit the SIAM booth to check out the newest books in our Advances in Design and Control series: Game Theory with Engineering Applications by Dario Bauso; AIMD Dynamics and Distributed Resource Allocation by M. Corless, C. King, R. Shorten, and F. Wirth; and The Shapes of Things: A Practical Guide to Differential Geometry and the Shape Derivative, by Shawn W. Walker, along with a variety of other SIAM book titles in Control and related areas of applied mathematics and computational science.  http://www.siam.org/

 

solidThinking


solidThinking creates, develops, and markets technology that helps our user community bring the most desirable products to their customers faster. solidThinking Embed is a visual environment for model-based embedded development and dynamic simulation of complex systems. Embed is specially known for its highly efficient code generation capabilities (low memory footprint, fast execution speed), generates visual real-time operating systems and comes with an extensive support of chip peripherals. solidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks® suite. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich. (USA)-based Altair.
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

 

Springer


Looking to publish your research? Discover Springer’s print and electronic publication services, including Open Access! Get high-quality review, maximum readership and rapid distribution. Visit our booth or springer.com/authors. You can also browse key titles in your field and buy (e)books at discount prices. With Springer you are in good company.

 

Taylor and Francis


Taylor & Francis boasts a growing, wide-ranging and high caliber journals portfolio in Computer Science. Our journals are edited by some of the most prominent academics in their fields. We are partnered with an array of scholarly societies, such as the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, Robotics Society of Japan, The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, International Society for Digital Earth, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²Ò, and Chinese Institute of Engineers (Taipei, Taiwan, ROC), to publish cutting-edge, high quality research across the spectrum of Computer Science.

 

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)


United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking, and disciplined research to customers that are industry leaders in aerospace propulsion and subsystems, and in integrated building infrastructure and services. These customers include all the business units of United Technologies (Pratt and Whitney, United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Carrier, and Otis) as well as government agencies and independent organizations. In addition, UTRC partners with leading universities and centers of excellence across the globe to advance the standards of state-of-the-art.

 

Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Visit www.wiley.com for more information.

 

 

Bronze Sponsors

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

ACC 2016 cordially invites your organization to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor. The ACC typically attracts 1200+ attendees comprising an international group of researchers, engineers, scientists, and educators, making the venue an excellent opportunity for promoting your publications, products, and services.

There are three levels of sponsorhip available

  • Bronze sponsor ($1,000)
    • Company/organization logo, name, and brief description on the conference website and in the printed conference program.
  • Silver sponsor ($2,500)
    • Bronze benefits plus ...
    • Flyer or brochure insert in the conference registration packet
    • One complimentary conference registration
    • Exhibition booth or one additional complimentary conference registration
  • Gold sponsor ($5,000)
    • Silver benefits plus ...
    • One additional complimentary conference registration
    • A special session organized by the sponsor on a topic of the sponsor's choosing (relevant to the conference). The session can be held during lunch hours on Wednesday or Friday of the conference and will be listed in the conference program book and on the website.

Please contact either of the following to explore participation as an ACC 2016 sponsor and exhibitor:
Exhibits Chair 
Mike Borrello
Philips Respironics
maborrello@roadrunner.com

Vice Chair: Industry & Applications 
Aranya Chakrabortty
North Carolina State University
achakra2@ncsu.edu

General Chair
Danny Abramovitch
Agilent Labs
daniel_abramovitch@agilent.com




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Contacts for Sponsors:

Aranya Chakrabortty
achakra2@ncsu.edu
(Vice Chair for Industry & Applications)

Mike Borrello
maborrello@roadrunner.com 
(Exhibits Chair)

Danny Abramovitch
daniel_abramovitch@agilent.com
(General Chair)

 





Tentative Key Dates

Draft Manuscripts:
due September 30, 2015

Best Student Paper Nominations:
due October 5, 2015

Workshop Proposals:
due October 16, 2015

Applications Tutorials:
due November 23, 2015

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
by January 31, 2016

Final Manuscript Submission:
due March 22, 2016

Applications Friday
Student
Poster Submission:
due June 15, 2016