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

Sponsoring Organizations

Student Programs

Student Hotel Accommodation – Roommate Finder
If you are interested in sharing a room at the 2016 American Control Conference hotel, please fill out this form. by March 31. The spreadsheet of all responses will be made available to you on April 1.
It is your responsibility to contact prospective roommates and to make the hotel arrangements. Individuals should conduct their own appropriate inquiries or screenings. AACC, AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IFAC, IEEE, ISA, SIAM, SCS, and the members of the Organizing Committee assume no responsibility for your arrangements.

Students should make their reservations at the regular rate and then e-mail the Local Arrangements Chair (Sean Andersson, [email protected]) requesting the student rate and providing the name of their home department, college or university, and their adviser’s name. Once the student status has been verified, the rate will be lowered and the student will receive an e-mail confirming the new rate. There are a limited number of rooms at the student rate; they are available to conference registrants only and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.  Information for making hotel reservations is available here:

Student Travel Awards: Application Instructions
The 2016 American Control Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to provide partial travel support for students presenting papers at the 2016 ACC in Boston. The 2016 ACC thanks the generous sponsors who make this support possible.

The application deadline was March 7 and we are no longer accepting new applications. Those who applied will be notified by email by mid March if their application has been approved.

Reimbursement will be made AFTER completion of the conference, upon receipt of all required documentation. Awardees will receive an e-mail containing detailed instructions for submitting their expense reimbursement form and receipts before the conference begins on July 1, 2016.

Student Best Paper Award
The Vice Chair for Student Affairs is pleased to announce the 5 finalists for the ACC 2016 Best Student Paper award:

Global Hybrid Attitude Estimation on the Special Orthogonal Group SO(3)
Authors: Soulaimane Berkane (Student Author), Abdelkader Abdessameud, and Abdelhamid Tayebi

Design of a Dual-Tone Controller for Lissajous-based Scanning of Fast Steering Mirrors
Authors: Ernst Csencsics (Student Author), Rudolf Saathof, and Georg Schitter

Placing Rotational Inertia in Power Grids
Authors: Bala Kameshwar Poolla (Student Author), Saverio Bolognani, and Florian Dörfler

Learning without Recall from Actions of Neighbors
Authors: Mohammad Amin Rahimian (Student Author) and Ali Jadbabaie

Inverse Control for Inferring Intent in Novice Human-in-the-loop Iterative Learning
Authors: Rahul B. Warrier (Student Author) and Santosh Devasia

Application Friday Student Poster Session submission open until June 15
The Application Friday Student Poster Session (10am-noon Friday) is a great opportunity to showcase your work to a broader audience other than the ACC attendees. We expect many local Boston area practicing engineers, entrepreneurs, and students to attend the Application Friday events. Student authors whose papers are presented at ACC are encouraged to also submit a poster. All the accepted posters will be included in the material for the Application Friday registrants.

The posters feature results of student-related research, internships and/or co-op assignments, and capstone projects. Undergraduate REU project presentations are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, but mostly this event gives students a great opportunity to present their research in areas related to the field of control. Submissions are due by June 15, with acceptance notices sent out by June 22. Posters must be prepared in size E (34” x 44”). PDFs of accepted posters should be submitted through the conference web site by June 1, and they are included in the Applications Friday materials.

To submit a poster, follow this link:
Poster templates (in PowerPoint format): [ Horizontal template ] [ Vertical template ]

For Further Information
For more information on student programs and resources for the conference, please contact the Vice Chair for Student Affairs, Ardalan Vahidi ([email protected]).




Conference Submission Site

Conference Registration Site
Hotel Reservation Site

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Contacts for Sponsors:

Aranya Chakrabortty
[email protected]
(Vice Chair for Industry & Applications)

Mike Borrello
[email protected] 
(Exhibits Chair)

Danny Abramovitch
[email protected]
(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
Poster Submission:
due June 15, 2016