The 2017 American Control Conference, May 24–26, Seattle, WA, USA

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Sponsoring Organizations

Author Information

All conference submissions must be done through PaperPlaza and submitted by September 19, 2016. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the ACC and present their work.

Contributed papers
A contributed paper is intended to be a complete description of finished work. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference proceedings at no extra charge; up to two extra pages are allowed for a charge of USD 200 each. Note that there is no separate short paper format.

Invited Sessions
Invited session proposals should present a unified theme from diverse viewpoints. Each proposal should consist of a summary statement and six regular papers (not abstracts). The organizer notifies Contributing Authors (CAs) of their invited session code. The corresponding author of each paper submits the paper online (PDF format) as an invited paper. Submission as an invited paper requires the invited session code.

For more information on invited sessions please contact the Vice Chair for Invited Sessions: Kristi Morgansen (

Tutorial Sessions
Tutorial Session Proposals should address the development and/or application of state-of-the-art control approaches & theory to real-world engineering applications. A typical session starts with one 40- or 60-minute talk on the underlying theory or application area. After the lead presentation, there are usually several 20-minute talks highlighting particular aspects or applications of the topic area in further detail.

For more information on industry & application tutorial sessions please the Vice Chair for Industry & Applications: Junming Wang (

Special Sessions
A brief description of the session, indicating the topic(s) to be covered and who will be making presentations in the session, should be submitted electronically (through PaperPlaza). Special sessions usually do not include presentations of papers that are peer-reviewed and included in the conference proceedings.

For more information, or to discuss possible special session topics, please contact the Vice Chair for Special Sessions: Hosam Fathy ( .

Support for Authors
Author's Kits with style (.cls) files for LaTeX and templates (.dot) for MS-Word are available from the conference submission site. Go to the PaperPlaza website and select "Support" for these files and example files, or directly go to support page.

ACC 2017 Submission and Registration Policies

    All papers submitted to ACC 2017, whether for review or publication upon acceptance, must be written in English and formatted in the standard 2-column format provided on PaperPlaza.

    For initial submissions, all regular and invited papers are limited to eight (8) pages. PaperPlaza will not permit longer papers to be uploaded.

    For final upload and publication in the conference proceedings, all accepted contributed and invited papers are limited to six (6) pages at no extra charge. Authors may upload longer manuscripts up to a maximum of eight (8) pages total. However, each page in excess of six will incur a charge of USD 200.

    At least one of the authors listed on the paper must register for ACC 2017 at the full member/non-member rate to upload the final manuscript. A maximum of 4 papers can be uploaded with a single registration. Additional uploads on the same registration will require a payment of USD 200 per paper.

    Please note: If an author registers at a reduced registration rate (student/retiree), s/he will not be able to use that registration to upload the final paper.

    Please consider submitting your paper early and ensuring your paper satisfies the PDF check. Revised versions of papers can be resubmitted up until the deadline. No extensions of the deadline are foreseen.

All papers must be submitted electronically using PaperPlaza.

Only PDF files will be accepted. A maximum file size of 2MB for all uploaded papers is enforced. Click here for information on creating IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs.

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Key Dates

Draft Manuscripts:
Monday September 19, 2016

Best Student Paper Nominations:
Friday, September 30, 2016

Workshop Proposals:
Monday, October 10, 2016

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Final Manuscript Submission:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Contacts for Sponsors:

Junmin Wang
(Vice Chair for Industry Activities)

Stefano Di Cairano
(Exhibits Chair)

Jing Sun
(General Chair)