2007 American Control Conference

Marriott Marquis Hotel at Times Square
New York City, USA
July 11-13, 2007

The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) will hold the 26th American Control Conference (ACC) Wednesday through Friday, July 11 to 13, 2007 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at Times Square in New York City, USA. The ACC is an annual, 3-day event, presenting about 900 papers, with over 1200 participants from the measurement and automation communities.Presentations are selected through a review process and issued in the proceedings.This premier conference and associated workshops (two additional days before the conference drawing approximately 200 participants) focus on advances in the theory and practice associated with automatic control.

Held in cooperation with the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), the ACC brings 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), 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), International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA), and the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS).

The 2007 ACC will feature the presentation of contributed and invited papers, as well as tutorial sessions and workshops. In addition to the standard oral presentations, the 2007 ACC will also feature interactive presentations which will provide active exchange with the audience. Topics for the interactive sessions will be selected specifically to benefit from the time for interaction and discussion that are not available in a typical oral session, and the authors will be encouraged to make creative use of poster boards as well as hands-on computer simulations and demonstrations. The conference will cover a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of control and automation, including robotics, manufacturing, guidance and control, power systems, process control, identification and estimation, signal processing, modeling and advanced simulation, model validation, fault detection, multivariable control, adaptive control, robust control, intelligent control, expert systems, neural networks, industrial applications of advanced control, control engineering education, and computer-aided design.

The Marriott Marquis Hotel, overlooking Times Square, is located in the heart of New York City's Theater District. Studios for CNN, Fox, ESPN and MTV are nearby. There are many restaurants within walking distance, a short cab or subway ride away, to appeal to every taste and price range. Central Park is one-half mile north of the conference site. Also within a short distance of the hotel are Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Stroll Fifth Avenue and window shop some of the world's most exclusive stores or visit the diamond center along 45th-47th streets. Off the southern tip of Manhattan are the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with its interactive Museum of Immigration. Construction of the 1,776 foot Freedom Tower on the former site of the World Trade Center will be well underway at the time of the conference.

Robert P. Judd
General Chair, ACC 2007

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Call For Papers

Key Dates

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 
January 31, 2007
Final manuscript submission deadline: (Extended*)
March 28, 2007
Author registration fee deadline:
March 28, 2007

* Note: There will be no further extension on this deadline.

Contributed papers will be classified as regular or short. Regular papers are intended to be a complete description of finished work. Short papers are intended to be an exposition of a novel idea or preliminary results.

Invited session proposals should present a unifying theme from a diversity of viewpoints and consist of a summary statement and six full papers.

Special session proposals are invited for traditional special sessions and a new “demonstration session.” Authors submitting papers in regular or invited sessions may simultaneously submit proposals to demonstrate their results after their talks in a special interactive demonstration session.

Tutorial sessions should address state-of-the-art control theory and industrial applications.

Pre-conference workshop proposals addressing tutorial topics or current important research areas in control are invited.

Exhibits related to the theory and practice of control and control education are invited.

Theme Topics: In addition to traditional topics, the 2007 ACC is encouraging submissions in these conference themes:

  • Control Methods in Finance: control methods in portfolio management, stochastic models of markets and pricing, and hedging of options.
  • Control in Transportation Systems: highway control, air traffic control, shipping control, and rail control.
  • Control and Integration in Intelligent Building Systems: control for security and egress, control for energy and HVAC, and building sensor and control networks.

Please consider submitting a paper, invited session, tutorial session, workshop or special session in one of these theme areas.

Student Best Paper Award

The 2007 ACC is pleased to annouce 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. Up to five finalists will be awarded limited travel reimbursements to the conference based on their contributed paper. The finalists are required to present their paper at the conference to receive the award. To nominate a paper for the competition, the faculty adviser should submit a one page recommendation letter through paper plaza. The recommendation letter should clearly state the unique contributions of the paper and the student's role in their development.

The deadline for the nomination letter is October 13. For more information, contact the Vice Chair for Student Affairs.

Paper Submission Policy

• All papers must be submitted electronically through the IEEE CSS conference submission web site, http://css.paperplaza.net
• For publication in the Proceedings, accepted regular and invited papers are limited to 6 pages and short papers to 2 pages. Papers exceeding these limits will be published in the Proceedings only after payment of a page-overlength fee.
• One regular registration fee at the advance registration rates must be paid by one of the authors before uploading the final version of the paper for inclusion in the conference.

Style files and Templates

Author's style files and templates for final form papers can be found on the web sites:

• Paper plaza support: http://css.paperplaza.net/conferences/support/support.php
• LaTeX  style files and templates: http://css.paperplaza.net/conferences/support/tex.php
• Word templates: http://css.paperplaza.net/conferences/support/word.php

Click here to view the PDF file of the Call For Papers.
The conference post card can also be viewed here.


The conference registration site is now open: http://css.paperplaza.net/registration.

All conference attendees must register. Personal badges will be provided to identify registered participants.

All registered participants will receive admission to the welcoming and farewell receptions and one set of the conference proceedings in CD-ROM format. Member and Non-Member registration also includes the Awards Luncheon. Registration fees are shown in table below. Registrants who are members of any of the American Automatic Control Council Societies (AIAA, AIChE, AISE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA and SCS) may register at the Member rate.

Registration Categories

Advance Registration Fee (until May 20)

On- Site or after May 20 Registration Fee

CD- ROM Proceedings

Awards Banquet





















Additional conference proceedings in CD-ROM format can be purchased for $50.  Printed conference proceedings are not available. All questions concerning conference registration should be directed to Kenneth Muske, the Registration Chair.

Workshop Registration

Registration Categories

Advance Registration Fee (until May 20)

On- Site or after May 20 Registration Fee



$200 $100




$300 $150



SPECIAL DISCOUNT: People who registers for two one-day workshops, will receive a refund equal to the difference between the amount they paid and the price of a two day workshop. For example, if a regular attendee registers early for two workshops, he/she will receive a $100 refund.

Organizing Committee

General Chair
Robert Judd
Chairman & Cooper Industries Professor
Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Ph: 740-593-0106
Fax: 740-593-0778
Email: [email protected]

Program Chair
Linda G. Bushnell
Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Rm. AE100R
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Ph: 206-221-6717
Fax: 206-543-3842
Email: [email protected]

Vice Chair for Special Sessions
Danny Abramovitch
Agilent Labs
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., MS: 54U-SB
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Ph: 408-553-7906
Fax: 408-553-3614
Email: [email protected]

Vice Chair for Industry and Applications
Jing Sun
Associate Professor
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
University of Michigan
211 NAME
2600 Draper Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2145
Ph: 734-615-8061
Fax: 734-936-8820
Email: [email protected]

Vice Chair for Invited Sessions
Richard D. Braatz
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
93 Roger Adams Laboratory, Box C-3
600 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-3602 USA
Ph: 217-333-5073
Fax: 217-333-5052
Email: [email protected]

Vice Chair for Special Tracks
Dr. Lawrence E. Holloway
Director, University of Kentucky Center for Manufacturing
Kentucky Utilities Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
414F Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0108
Ph: 859-257-6262 ext. 203
Fax: 859-257-1071
Email: [email protected]

Workshop Chair
Karlene A. Hoo, Ph.D
Texas Tech University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Mail Stop 3121
Lubbock, TX 79409-3121
Ph: 806-742-4079
Fax: 806-742-3552
Email: [email protected]

Finance Chair
Jordan M Berg
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1021
Ph: 806-742-3563
Fax: 806-742-3540
Email: [email protected]
URL: http://www.me.ttu.edu/faculty/berg

Registration Chair
Kenneth R. Muske
Department of Chemical Engineering
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085-1685
Ph: 610-519-6195
Fax: 610-519-7354
Email: [email protected]

Publications Chair
Mark J. Balas
Department Head and Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
College of Engineering
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Ph: 307-766-5599
Fax: 307-766-2248
Email: [email protected]

Exhibits Chair
Carolyn Beck
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
117 Transportation Building MC-238
104 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Ph: 217 -244-9714
Fax: 217-244-5705
Email: [email protected]

Local Arrangements Chair
Mengchu Zhou
Professor and Director, Laboratory for Discrete Event Systems
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Ph: 973-596-6282
Fax: 973-596-5680
Email: [email protected]

Vice Chair for Student Affairs
Randy Beard
Associate Professor
Electrical. & Computer Eng.
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
Ph: 801-422-8392
Fax: 801-422-0201
Email: [email protected]

Publicity Chair
Wenle Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Engineering Technology
University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR 72204
Ph: 501-569-8222
Email: [email protected]

Program Committee

  Linda Bushnell (University of Washington), Chair 
	Jeffry Abell (Opel)
	Frank Allgöwer (Universität Stuttgart)
	Martin Berg (University of Washington)
	Mike Borrello (Trex Enterprises Inc.)
	Richard Braatz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
	Mireille Broucke (University of Toronto)
	Julie Buckland (Ford Research & Advanced Engineering)
	Francesco Bullo (University of California at Santa Barbara)
	Kenneth Butts (Toyoto Technical Center, USA, Inc.)
	Fahmida Chowdhury (University of Louisiana)
	Santosh Devasia (University of Washington)
	Magnus Egerstedt (Georgia Institute of Technology)
	Zoran Gajic (Rutgers University)
	Martha Gallivan (Georgia Institute of Technology)
	Zhiqiang Gao (Cleveland State University)
	Dimitry Gorinevsky (Stanford University)
	Michael Henson (University of Massachusetts)
	Joao Hespanha (University of California at Santa Barbara)
	Dimitris Hristu-Varsakelis (University of Macedonia)
	Terril Hurst (Raytheon Missile Systems)
	Ram Iyer (Texas Tech University)
	Ali Jadbabaie (University of Pennsylvania)
	Sanjay Lall (Stanford University)
	Kent Lundberg (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
	John Lygeros (University of Patras)
	Kristi Morgansen (University of Washington)
	Kenneth Muske (Villanova University)
	Russell Rhinehart (Oklahoma State University)
	Anna Maria Perdon (Universita Polytecnica delle Marche)
	Michael Piovoso (Penn State University)
	Anant Sahai (University of California at Berkeley)
	Tariq Samad (Honeywell)
	Dan Simon (Cleveland State University)
	Masoud Soroush (Drexel University)
	Alex Stankovic (Northeastern University)
	Kazuo Tanaka (University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo)
	May-Win Thein (University of New Hampshire)
	Claire Tomlin (Stanford University)
	Hua Wang (Boston University)
	Peter Willett (University of Connecticut)
	Wenle Zhang (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Society Review Chairs


Naira Hovakimyan
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University
224B Randolph Hall
Blacksburg VA, 24061
Phone: 540-231-7989
Email: [email protected]


Robert E. Young
Exxon Mobile
Email: [email protected]


Michael Dudzic
Dofasco, Inc.
1330 Burlington Street, East
P.O. Box 2460
Hamilton, Ont., L8N 3J5 Canada
Phone: 905-548-7200, ext. 6986
Email: [email protected]


Jerome Peter Lynch, PhD
Assistant Professor, CEE and EECS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Phone: 734-615-5290
Email: [email protected]


Suhada Jayasuriya
Kotzebue Endowed Professor
Texas A&M University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College Station, TX 77843-3123
Phone: 979-845-0271
Fax: 979-845-3081
Email: [email protected]


Thomas Parisini
Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Trieste
Via Valerio 10 34127 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 5587138
Email: [email protected]


Zhiqiang Gao
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cleveland State University
1960 E. 24th Str.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-687-3528
Email: [email protected]


Mohamed A. Zohdy
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
Phone: 810-370-2234
Email: [email protected]