The 2013 American Control Conference, June 17 - 19, Washington, DC

Sponsoring Organizations

Call for Contributions

The call for contributions is now closed. We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC.

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The 2013 ACC will include several kinds of presentations in regular and invited sessions, tutorial sessions, and special sessions along with workshops and exhibits. The conference will also feature theme tracks in sustainability, societal challenges for control, and smart healthcare systems.

Contributed Papers: Papers are invited in the form of regular manuscripts (allotted 6 Proceedings pages). There is no separate short paper format. Papers must conform to the submission policy, detailed on the conference web page, requiring in particular that all manuscripts be written in English, be in 2-column format, and meet strict page limits.

Invited Sessions: Invited sessions consist of six papers presenting a unifying theme from a diversity of 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. Organizers are strongly encouraged to consult with the Vice Chair for Industry & Applications, Haitham Hindi, before submitting a tutorial session proposal.

Special Sessions Special Sessions is a tradition at the American Control Conference to extend beyond the traditional technical program of the conference to cover topics that may be of interest to the conference attendees. Such special sessions offer an excellent venue for creating awareness of, and providing exposure to emerging research areas, research and funding opportunities, and other topics of broad interest to the conference attendees. History and industry-sponsored sessions also fall into this category. Special sessions are usually 1-2 hours in length and held during the lunch break or possibly evenings of the conference. 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, Lalit Mestha.

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. Anybody interested in submitting a proposal for a preconference workshop should contact the Workshops Chair, Linda Bushnell. Deadline for workshop proposals is October 1, 2012.

Exhibits: Exhibits are invited that showcase control-related publications, applications, products, services, and demonstrations. The conference exhibits floor will be open to all attendees of the ACC. Anybody interested in having an exhibit at the ACC should contact the Exhibits Chair, Sean Andersson.

All papers, session, and workshop proposals must be submitted through the conference submission website. See the Author Information page for more details on submissions.

Conference Submission Site

Conference Registration Site
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Key Dates
Draft Manuscripts:
Due September 17, 2012 (closed)

Nomination for
Best Student Paper Award:
Nov 2, 2012 (closed)

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
by January 31, 2013

Final Manuscript Submission:
due March 15, 2013

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Contacts for Sponsors:

Haitham Hindi
[email protected]
(Vice Chair for Industry & Applications)

Sean Andersson
[email protected]
(Exhibits Chair)

Lucy Pao
[email protected]
(General Chair)