1995 American Control Conference


June 21 - 23, 1995
The Westin Hotel
Seattle, Washington USA

The American Automatic Control Council will hold the fourteenth American Control Conference (ACC) Wednesday through Friday, June 21-23, 1995 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle Washington. Held in cooperation with the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), this conference will bring together people working in the fields of control, automation, and related areas from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Instrument Society of America (ISA) and the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS).

Both contributed and invited papers will be included in the program. The ACC will cover a range of topics relevant to theory and practical implementation of control and automation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: robotics, manufacturing, guidance and flight control, power systems, process control, measurement and sensing, identification and estimation, signal processing, modeling and advanced simulation, fault detection, model validation, multivariable control, adaptive and optimal control, robustness issues, intelligent control, expert systems, neural nets, industrial applications, and control education.

Call for Contributed Papers

The 1995 ACC Program Committee is soliciting two types of contributed papers in all areas of control and automation: (i) regular papers that describe the work in some detail, and (ii) short papers that present recent research results. All papers accepted for presentation must appear in the Conference Proceedings, where regular papers will be allotted 5 pages and short papers will be allotted 2 pages. Prospective authors of regular papers should submit 5 copies of the complete manuscript (marked "1995 ACC") to a Society Review Chair by September 15, 1994. At the author's request, regular papers will be considered for publication in a society's journal provided the submission rules for the journal are followed. Short papers consisting of a 3-4 page summary should be submitted to the Program Vice-Chair for Contributed Sessions by September 15, 1994. The author's society affiliation, if any, should be indicated on the short paper summary, along with a list of keywords.

Student Best Paper Award

Primary and first-listed authors of regular papers who are students at the time of submission can apply for this award. Up to five finalists will be chosen based on the written paper and will be awarded limited travel grants to attend the Conference. The final selection will be made at the Conference and will be based on both the written paper and the student's presentation. The winner will receive a plaque at the closing reception. To apply, submit your paper through the regular procedure. Then send a copy of the paper together with a cover letter from your major professor (advisor), to the Program Chair. The letter should be on University letterhead and should certify that the eligibility conditions are satisfied. The deadline for application is the same as the deadline for submission of regular papers.

Call for Invited Sessions

The Program Committee is also soliciting proposals for invited sessions for the conference. Prospective organizers should contact the Program Vice-Chair for Invited Sessions before August 15, 1994 for the appropriate forms. The completed forms must be returned to him by September 15, 1994.

ACC Workshops

The Organizing Committee intends to arrange tutorial workshops to be held in conjunction with the 1995 ACC. Suggestions are solicited for appropriate subjects. Potential organizers should contact the Workshop Chair.

Schedule Summary

August 15, 1994
Deadline for contacting the Program Vice-Chair for Invited Sessions regarding proposed invited sessions.
September 15, 1994
Deadline for submission of contributed papers and invited session proposals.
January 20, 1995
Authors notified and authors' kits distributed.
March 15, 1995
Deadline for typed mats for Proceedings.

For further information contact

General Chair
Masayoshi Tomizuka
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
(510) 642-0870/FAX 643-5599

Program Chair
A. Galip Ulsoy
Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125 USA
(313) 936-0407/FAX 747-0079

Finance Chair
Naim A. Kheir
Electrical & Systems Engineering
Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401 USA
(810) 370-2245/FAX-4261

Local Arrangements Chair
Irving A. Hirsch
Research and Engineering
Boeing Defense & Space Group
P.O. Box 3999, M/S 82-24
Seattle, WA 98124-2499 USA
(206) 773-9104/FAX-4946

Registration Chair
Ka Chai Cheok
Electrical & Systems Engineering
Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401 USA
(810) 370-2232/FAX-4261

Publications Chair
B. Wayne Bequette
Department of Chemical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180-3590 USA
(518) 276-6683/FAX-4030

Publicity Chair
Glenn Masada
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1062 USA
(512) 471-3061/FAX-7682

Workshop Chair
Michael K. Masten
Texas Instruments
2309 Northcrest
Plano, TX 75075 USA
(214) 995-7986/FAX-2770

Exhibits Chair
Ching-Fang Lin
American GNC Corp.
P.O. Box 10987
Canoga Park, CA 91304 USA
(818) 407-0092/FAX-0093

Vice-Chair for Invited Sessions
Pierre T. Kabamba
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140 USA
(313) 763-6728/FAX-0578

Vice-Chair for Contributed Sessions
Petros A. Ioannou
Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2562
(213) 740-4452/FAX-4449

Program Committee
Mark Anderson
S.N. Balakrishnan
Marc Bodson
Dan Cobb
Shinji Hara
Homayoon H. Kazerooni
Douglas K. Lindner
Vasilios Manousiouthakis
John J. Moskwa
Lucy Y. Pao
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
Zhihua Qu
R. Russell Rhinehart
Molly H. Shor
David G. Taylor
Lyle H. Ungar
Bruce Walker
Gary G. Yen
Evanghelos Zafiriou
M.A. Zohdy

Society Review Chairs
Victor H.L. Cheng
NASA Ames Research Center
MS 210-9
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000 USA
(415) 604-5424/FAX-0174

James B. Rawlings
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1062 USA

Christopher D. Kelly
Inland Steel
3001 East Columbus Dr.
East Chicago, IN 46312 USA

Wayne J. Book
School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0405 USA
(404) 894-3247/FAX-9342

Michael Peshkin
Mechanical Engineering Department
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3111 USA
(708)467-2666/FAX 491-3915

Celal Batur
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Akron
302 East Buchtel Avenue
Akron, OH 44325-3903 USA
(216) 972-7367/FAX-6027

Naim A. Kheir
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
Oakland University
134 Dodge Hall
Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401 USA
(810) 370-2245/FAX-4261