April 22, 2017

Call for Contributions

The 2018 American Control Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, June 27–29, at the Wisconsin Center, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 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 (NEW): Tutorial sessions are a type of invited session intended to provide an accessible introduction to a topic of general interest. Tutorial presentations may be 20, 40, or 60 minutes long, with the total session time not to exceed 2 hours. Papers are optional, but if submitted must undergo the standard review process. Tutorial papers may be up to 18 pages long, with the total page count of the session not to exceed 36 pages. Collaborations with industry are 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.

The call for contributions can be downloaded here.

KEY DATES

Manuscript Submission:

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:

Final Manuscript Submission:

September 17, 2017

September 25, 2017

(NEW! Extended Submission Date)

September 28, 2017

January 15, 2018

February 26, 2018