The 2012 American Control Conference (ACC) will be held Wednesday through Friday, June 27 - 29,
at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal. The conference will be the first ACC
outside of the United States.
The ACC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in
all areas related to the engineering and science of control systems.
The conference program features presentations and discussions on the latest scientific developments
as well as application successes and lessons learned. Participants convene to discuss the
latest advances in the discipline, to shape its future directions, to provide training and
educational opportunities for attendees, and to develop and maintain scientific and professional
The ACC 2012 program will feature plenary and semi-plenary lectures, contributed and invited papers,
and tutorial and special sessions. Several pre-conference workshops will be held. In order to attract Montréal-area industry
and government groups working in control systems, the conference will feature
theme tracks in aerospace systems and power systems; an on-site single-day registration option will also be offered.
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. Society members of AACC include
Montréal, the UNESCO city of design and the second largest city in Canada, is a vibrant center of
commerce, industry, culture, finance and world affairs. With its amazing, narrow streets, restored
buildings, and old houses, as well as modern skyscrapers, theaters, museums, restaurants, and glittering
nightlife, Montréal truly is Canadas cultural capital. Montréals excellent urban transit system is
efficient and well coordinated, and its subway is one of the most architecturally distinctive in
the world. Another distinction is the worlds largest jazzfest; not coincidentally, the Montréal
Jazz Festival overlaps with the conference!
The ACC 2012 Operating Committee invites the worldwide participation of all those interested in the theory and
practice of control systems, and we welcome your suggestions for making the conference a
Chair Tariq Samad Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions