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2008 American Control Conference

Seattle, Washington, USA

June 11 - 13, 2008


For photographs of various events held during the conference, visit the Picture Page

Post-Conference Updates

The 2008 American Control Conference (ACC) will be held Wednesday through Friday, June 11-13, 2008 at the Westin Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington. This premier conference and its associated pre- and post-conference workshops focus on advances in the theory and practice of automatic control. All papers presented are selected through a review process and published in the conference proceedings.

The 2008 ACC technical program will cover new developments related to theory, application, and education in control science and engineering. Approximately 1,000 papers will be presented, in invited as well as contributed sessions, on a broad range of topics covering both new technological and theoretical developments (e.g., in cooperative, coordinated, and decentralized control; modeling and identification; filtering and estimation; linear and nonlinear predictive control; robust and adaptive control, networked control systems; fuzzy logic, neural networks, and intelligent control; game theory; and computer-aided control system design and other computational aspects) and new applications (energy and environment; aerospace guidance and control; advanced process control; bioengineering systems and systems biology; autonomous vehicles-marine, land, and air; control of structures and infrastructures; and applications to IT systems, finance, social systems; and many other areas). The program will also include tutorial sessions, specifically designed to inform attendees about emerging technologies and industry practice in areas such as flight control, bipedal robots, self-organization in molecular systems, communication aspects of networked control, hybrid electric vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles. Advances in the education of control, including relevant developments in Internet and Web technologies and computer-aided-design tools, will be presented. In addition to lecture-style presentations, the program will include interactive sessions that enable one-on-one conversations, software demonstrations, and hardware displays. Pre-and post-conference workshops focusing on research and application of control science and engineering in traditional and non-traditional areas will be held on June 9, 10, and 14.

We are pleased to announce our industry sponsors: Bosch, Ford, GE, Honeywell, MathWorks, National Instruments, and United Technologies! Several sponsors will be holding open sessions providing an industry perspective on topics such as the role of controls and optimization in "green" products, air-traffic management, energy-conversion systems, next-generation aerospace, building, and power systems, and general industrial skills for controls engineering graduates. Special sessions focusing on new funding opportunities from government agencies and on "hot topics" in control including systems biology, adaptive neural control, and economic modeling will also be held. National and international companies and organizations will be showcasing new products and publications of interest to conference attendees. Exhibits will be in foyer areas for browsing convenience.

The Westin Seattle is conveniently situated in the heart of the city, just a short walk to popular attractions including Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium, fantastic shopping such as Nordstrom's flagship store, the vibrant theater district, and a cornucopia of dining opportunities! Seattle, the "Emerald City," is also home to the Space Needle and Starbucks Coffee. It offers a variety of activities and attractions including tours of the Pacific Northwest, the new Experience Music Project and Museum of Flight, cruises in Puget Sound and beyond, award-winning restaurants, and an acclaimed nightlife and music scene.

The American Control Conference is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council, the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control, and attracts over 1200 participants from the controls community worldwide. National and international society cosponsors of ACC include the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ISA, and the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS).

Photos courtesy of Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau


Final submissions due:

Hotel Reservations end:

May 15