Call for Contributions
The 2017 American Control Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 24-26, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in the heart of Seattle, Washington – the most visited city in the Pacific Northwest. The conference venue is near nightlife, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, just a walk to all of Seattle's known sights such as the Seattle Waterfront, Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, and the Washington State Ferries.
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 the ACC include the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the IEEE Control Systems Society (IEEE-CSS), the International Society of Automation (ISA), the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), and the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
The 2017 ACC technical program will comprise several types of presentations in regular and invited sessions, tutorial sessions, and special sessions along with workshops and exhibits. Submissions are encouraged in all areas of the theory and practice of automatic control.
Contributed papers: Papers are invited in the form of regular manuscripts. There is no separate short paper format. Papers must conform to the submission policy, detailed on the conference web page. All manuscripts should be written in English, be in 2-column format, and be 6 – 8 pages in length, with additional page charges applicable for pages 7 and 8.
Invited Sessions: Invited sessions consist of 6 papers that collectively present a unifying theme from diverse 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.
Tutorial Sessions: Tutorial sessions are a special category of 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 highly encouraged.
Special Sessions: Special sessions are focused events designed to spotlight emerging research areas, funding opportunities, and other topics of broad interest to the conference attendees. Examples include industry-led, research sponsor-led, education-themed and control history sessions.
Workshops: 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.
Exhibits: Exhibitors are invited to showcase, demonstrate and market control-related publications, software tools, prototypes, educational products, services, and jobs. Exhibits are open throughout the conference to all attendees of the ACC.
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