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

  Header Photo Credits, left to right: Photos 1, 7, 8: Tim Thompson; Photos 2–6: Harold Frisk

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.

 

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.

 

Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

 

 


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.

MathWorks


The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental applied math and computational tools at the world's educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry worldwide, where the tools are widely used for data analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development in collaborative research and new product development. Application areas include data analytics, mechatronics, communication systems, image processing, computational finance, and computational biology.

 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

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.

 

Springer Nature


Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher and numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

 

Quanser

Quanser is the world leader in mechatronics, robotics, and control platforms optimized for the academic setting. Our leadership in producing innovative lab solutions makes us a trusted partner with academic institutions to help strengthen their reputation with transformative research and teaching labs. The Quanser approach of innovation, collaboration and education has produced a number of notable technology firsts that pioneered many critical contemporary trends, including efficient validation platform for control research, and high-performance real-time control on common microcomputers.

 

solidThinking


solidThinking Compose, Activate, and Embed help leverage Model Based Development technology by uniquely combining math, signal-based, physical component, and 3D modeling technologies. The tools unify various communities enabling collaboration. solidThinking Compose is a numerical computing environment for science and engineering. It offers a single environment for all types of math, is much faster than spreadsheets, and is compatible with Octave. solidThinking Activate is a block diagram environment for simulation and optimization of hybrid, multi-disciplinary systems. It offers a modern user experience, allows for the mixing of signal-based and physical component modeling (Modelica), and offers Functional Mock-up Interface support. solidThinking Embed is a visual environment for model based embedded development. Embed offers a complete toolchain for embedded control system development, it allows users to easily try out algorithms on target hardware without hand-coding.

 

Journal Automatica Sinica


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

 

Plexim


Plexim provides solutions for the design and test of power electronic and motor drive systems and their associated controls. The company's electrical engineering software PLECS is a complete power conversion system simulation package available in the MATLAB/Simulink environment and as an independent platform. Included with PLECS is a comprehensive component library, including thermal, magnetic, and mechanical domains. Plexim’s portfolio also consists of the RT Box for online controller hardware-in-the-loop testing and rapid control prototyping, and a processor-in-the-loop tool for co-simulation of embedded code with an offline plant model.


Bosch


The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 390,000 associates generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($77.2 billion) in 2015. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 450 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. Over the past 10 years, Bosch has invested over 30 billion dollars in research and development; in 2015 alone, Bosch applied for over 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.

 

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/

 

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.

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

ACC 2017 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 2017 sponsor and exhibitor:
Exhibits Chair 
Stefano Di Cairano
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
dicairano@ieee.org

Vice Chair: Industry & Applications 
Junmin Wang
Ohio State University
wang.1381@osu.edu

General Chair
Jing Sun
University of Michigan
jingsun@umich.edu




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Conference Registration Site
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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



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Contacts for Sponsors:

Junmin Wang
wang.1381@osu.edu
(Vice Chair for Industry Activities)

Stefano Di Cairano
dicairano@ieee.org
(Exhibits Chair)

Jing Sun
jingsun@umich.edu
(General Chair)