The 2018 American Control Conference, June 27–29, Milwaukee, WI, USA

  Photographs courtesy of VISIT Milwaukee

Sponsoring Organizations

The 2018 American Control Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, June 27-29 at the Wisconsin Center, centrally located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee sits on the western shore of Lake Michigan, and is home to many museums, theaters, and restaurants. The two-mile RiverWalk features shops, cafes, and brewpubs. The conference venue is surrounded by fine dining, entertainment, and a vibrant night life. Downtown Milkwaukee is pedestrian-friendly, and the nearby lakefront is popular for walking, biking, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and jetskiing. Entertainment options for conference-goers will include the 2018 Summerfest music festival, which annually offers 800 musical performances to almost 900,000 music-lovers.

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 ACC include American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Applied Probability Society (APS), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), IEEE Control Systems Society (IEEE-CSS), International Society of Automation (ISA), Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), and Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

The ACC is internationally recognized as a premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of control theory and practice. The ACC brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest findings in automatic control. The 2018 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.

The 2018 ACC Operating Committee invites the worldwide participation of all those interested in the theory and practice of automatic control systems. Welcome to Milwaukee!



General Chair
Jordan Berg
Texas Tech University

Program Chair
Zongli Lin
University of Virginia

2018 ACC Submission and Registration Policies
  • All papers submitted to ACC 2018, 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 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 2018 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.

Conference Submission Site

Conference Registration Site
Hotel Reservation Site Will open one year before conference date

Key Dates

Draft Manuscripts:
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Best Student Paper Nominations:
To be announced

Workshop Proposals:
To be announced

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
To be announced

Final Manuscript Submission:
Monday, February 26, 2018

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

Contacts for Sponsors:

Ken Butts
(Vice-Chair: Industry and Applications)

Shreyas Sundaram
(Exhibits Chair)

Jordan Berg
(General Chair)