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

Sponsoring Organizations

Student Programs

Student Travel Awards Reimbursement Process

In order to complete the reimbursement process for your travel to the 2013 ACC, please complete the Expense Report form ( pdf or MS-word ) and send this to Prof. Carolyn Beck by email (to: [email protected] ), along with a scanned copy of all your receipts. Please try to complete this by July 7th.

If you cannot sign the form electronically, please type your name on the signature line.

Please continue to keep your receipts, as we may request you to send the originals at a later date.

Student Hotel Accomodation -- Roommate Assistance:

To help students identify other students who may be interested in sharing a room at the 2013 American Control Conference hotel (Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel), we will compile the information in a spreadsheet and share with you.

Send an email to [email protected] with the subject: "2013 ACC Roommate Finder".
In the mail message, please include (cut/paste/enter) the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Institution / Company / Affiliation
  3. Gender
  4. Email address
  5. Phone number (optional)

Respond by May 15th, 2013

We will compile the information in a spreadsheet and return to all who submit information on a regular basis. 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.

Hotel reservations can be made directly (at this link). A competitive rate is being offered, for students, while our room block lasts.

Student Travel Awards:

The application process for student travel grants is now closed.

The 2013 American Control Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to provide partial student support for students traveling to the 2013 ACC in Washington DC, USA. The 2013 ACC thanks the generous sponsors who make this support possible.

The following three conditions are required for support:

  1. The applicant must have been enrolled as a student at the 2013 ACC paper submission deadline (September 24, 2012).
  2. The applicant must register for the conference and present a paper.
  3. The applicant must not submit expenses that are being reimbursed from other sources.

Application for student travel support must be made by FEBRUARY 19, 2013.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome on or about MARCH 10, 2013.

The amount of support will depend on available funds and the number of applicants.

Students should not register for the conference until they have been notified of the outcome of their application. The conference registration process may be different for supported students.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Download and complete the application form: pdf or MS-word.
  2. Go to PaperPlaza and click on "Submit a Contribution to 2013 ACC."
  3. Scroll down to the Student Travel Award Application, and hit "Submit."
  4. Upload and submit the completed application from Step 1.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not receive confirmation within 48 hours, contact Prof. Carolyn Beck (by email at [email protected]), ACC 2013 Vice Chair for Student Affairs. In March you will be informed whether you are eligible for support, and the maximum amount of funding available to you.

Unfortunately the 2013 American Control Conference may not be able to reimburse all of your travel expenses. We have a limited student travel support budget, but will assist as best we can within these constraints. In past years the level of support has been in the $400 to $1,000 range.

While the exact amount available will not be determined until all applications are received, the following information may be helpful for planning purposes. Expenses eligible for reimbursement include air or rail fare equivalent to advance-purchase, nonrefundable, economy-class travel, lodging (not to exceed three nights), and the cost of advance student registration ($220). Expenses NOT eligible for reimbursement include regular and/or on-site registration costs above the advance student registration fee, meals, and local transportation (taxis, shuttles, parking, etc.).

Reimbursement will be made AFTER completion of the conference, upon receipt of all required documentation, EXCEPTING registration reimbursement, which will be handled directly through PaperPlaza. Details will be sent to you in the support approval letter.

Funds for this travel support have been generously provided to the 2013 ACC by a number of organizations, and the Committee appreciates these contributions. The overall level of support will not depend on the funding source, but the specific reimbursement process and reporting requirements may differ. If your application is successful, you will receive instructions for obtaining the final payment at the same time you receive your notification of eligibility.

See top of this page for: Student Travel Awards Reimbursement Process

Student Best Paper Award:

The 2013 ACC is pleased to announce a Student Best Paper Award. All primary, first-listed authors of a regular contributed paper who were students at the time of submission are eligible. The deadline for nominations was November 2, 2012.

Up to five finalists will be announced by the end of January 2013. Each finalist is required to present his or her paper at the conference to remain eligible for the Student Best Paper Award. Travel expenses including hotel, transportation, conference registration, and meals/incidental expenses (on a per diem basis) will be covered for the finalists to enable them to attend the 2013 ACC.

Finalists for the Best Student Paper award

Konstantinos Gatsis
Paper title: "Optimal Power Management in Wireless Control Systems"
Session code: MoB22.4

Javad Ghaderi
Paper title: "Opinion Dynamics in Social Networks: A Local Interaction Game with Stubborn Agents"
Session code: MoC11.6

Pontus Giselsson
Paper title: "Optimal preconditioning and iteration complexity bounds for gradient-based optimization in MPC"
Session code: MoA10.6

Shuo Han
Paper title: "Convex optimal uncertainty quantification: Algorithms and a case study in energy storage placement for power grids"
Session code: MoB10.2

Anup Menon
Paper title: "Convergence Guarantees for a Decentralized Algorithm Achieving Pareto Optimality"
Session code: MoC10.4

Conference Submission Site

Conference Registration Site
Hotel Reservation Site

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

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsor ACC 2013 and
have your logo featured here.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Contacts for Sponsors:

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

Sean Andersson
[email protected]
(Exhibits Chair)

Lucy Pao
[email protected]
(General Chair)