Sponsoring Organizations

Exhibits and Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

Boeing

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

Bosch

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011, per preliminary figures. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.

Corning

Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Corning collaborates closely with customers across these industries to turn what were once only possibilities into breakthrough realities.

Eaton Corporation

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

GE Global Research

GE Global Research is one of the world's most diversified industrial research labs, providing innovative technology for all of GE's businesses. Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE technology for 112 years, developing breakthrough innovations in areas such as medical imaging, energy generation technology, jet engines and lighting. GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, New York and has research facilities around the world in Silicon Valley, California; Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China; Munich, Germany; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We employ some 3,000 researchers who are driving new technological breakthroughs to grow our businesses and solve some of the world's toughest challenges. Our diverse set of technology expertise ranges from electronics to chemistry, biosciences to computing, metallurgy to fluid mechanics, materials to imaging - and everything in between.

Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 122,000 employees worldwide, including more than 20,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything we make and do. Honeywell has a proud heritage of leadership and excellence in control systems and continues to advance the technology with applications for homes, buildings and industrial facilities; aircraft and spacecraft; and automotive systems.

MathWorks

The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental computational tools at the world's educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry worldwide, where the tools are widely used for collaborative new product development.www.mathworks.com/academia

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL), located in Cambridge, MA, is the North American R&D organization for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), a $42B global manufacturer of electrical products including elevator and escalators, HVAC systems, electrical power systems, satellites, factory automation equipment, automotive electronics and visual information systems. Researchers at MERL collaborate with MELCO's corporate R&D laboratories MELCO business units in Japan and academic partners around the world to extend the performance envelope of these systems.

National Instruments

National Instruments is committed to enhancing engineering and science education worldwide by providing educators and students with powerful graphical system design software and modular hardware to connect the curriculum with the real world. Professors and students benefit from industry-leading, professional tools such as NI LabVIEW graphical development software, which helps students visualize and implement engineering concepts. The integration of LabVIEW in the classroom creates an effective, dynamic learning environment - from primary schools to research laboratories in universities. NI also offers resources to universities to support laboratories, research and student programs and competitions. For more information about NI academic products, curriculum resources, and discounts, visit www.ni.com/academic.

Xerox

Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, and with 140,000 employees in 160 countries, Xerox is a Fortune 500 company. Through our acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, Xerox is now the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management, offering global services. In addition to digital printing systems, the new Xerox is dedicated to innovation in transportation, healthcare, finance, and Information Technology services. Control theory continues to play a key role in this new space

Silver Sponsors

Adept MobileRobots

Adept MobileRobots provides robot platforms, autonomous navigation systems and software for robotics research and commercial development. Based in Amherst, New Hampshire, MobileRobots develops technologies to deliver productivity gains in unstructured environments, many of which reside beyond traditional robot applications. Since 1995 when the company launched its first Pioneer robot, the company has gained global recognition for its intelligent mobile research platforms. The Pioneer 3-DX robot can be found in college classrooms and research labs throughout New England and around the world. MobileRobots also provides the large PowerBot development platform, Seekur outdoor research robot, Aqua2 amphibious robot and Maveric RC aerial research platform.

AuLac Technologies

AuLac Technologies Inc. is a world competitor in research and development in control system technologies. We build software, hardware and algorithms for control systems and give annual courses in control and its related theories. To learn more about us, visit our website www.aulactechnologies.com. Visit our booth, from June 27th to June 29th, in Montréal for some great sales of our educational products. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Momentum Press

Momentum Press provides the very best information and knowledge on today's advancements in science, engineering, and applied technology. Our books are written for practitioners, researchers, educational faculty, and students in engineering, science, and industry. We offer print and ebook copies, and have now just completed for our first Digital Library of 45 ebook which you can find on the ebrary platform. Momentum Press proudly offers its readers and authors a professional and personal alternative to the often impersonal publishing environment so often encountered among today's ever-larger media conglomerates. We publish original scientific and engineering content, with a focus on the North-American, English language market, but with distribution and market presence worldwide. We have sales offices throughout the world, with a particularly strong presence in Asia, North America, Europe, and Latin America. We are happy to publish individual authors as well as to work with schools and institutions in publishing such collective works as proceedings, seminar materials, and various types of instructional tools. Our contact information can be found on www.momentumpress.net.

Quanser

Quanser specializes in developing research and educational mechatronic systems that bring theory to life. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Jacob Apkarian, Quanser is dedicated to facilitating greater insight about control concepts to help researchers accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation. Quanser offers a variety of platforms to enable research in areas such as Autonomous System, Robotics and Haptics for the Biomedical field. From idea to completion, Quanser's controls engineers can assist with all aspects of a research project. Whether assistance is needed with funding applications, defining system requirements, choosing hardware and software components, or training and support is required, Quanser helps researchers succeed. Moving from theory to practice is simplified by Quanser since their systems consist of open-architecture controls software and hardware components which provide rapid controls development frameworks tailored to support specific research areas. In addition their systems are fully integrated with MATLAB/Simulink® and LabVIEW™ and are compatible with Maple™ and MapleSim™ products. Quanser welcomes inquiries from research instuitions, government departments and industries to explore partially or fully customized system project proposals. To learn more about Quanser visit www.quanser.com or contact them to discuss your needs at info@quanser.com.

SIAM

Visit the SIAM booth. Be sure to check out the newest books in our Advances in Design and Control series: Primer on Optimal Control Theory by Speyer and Jacobson; Practical Methods for Optimal Control and Estimation Using Nonlinear Programming, Second Edition by Betts; L1 Adaptive Control Theory: Guaranteed Robustness with Fast Adaptation by Hoavakimyan and Kao; and Shapes and Geometries: Metrics, Analysis, Differential Calculus, and Optimization, Second Edition by Delfour and ZolÚsio. Many more books for applied mathematicians, engineers, and computational scientists are available at the SIAM booth, and you can pick up sample copies of SIAM journals and SIAM News.

Springer

Get hands-on experience with Springer's multi-format publishing model: print - eBook - MyCopy (printed eBooks for $24.95). With more than 5,500 books currently available in the Engineering eBook Collection, our mission is to support your research. Come browse our books in your preferred format: print, online, or on an eReader or iPad. Visit us at the booth, on springer.com or on twitter.com/#!/SpringerControl - we're looking forward to meeting you!

Taylor & Francis

Building on two centuries' experience, Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, including New York, Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg, Singapore and Tokyo, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.

United Technologies Research Center

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. UTC businesses are: Otis; Sikorsky; UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Sundstrand; and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which includes Carrier (NYSE:UTX).

UTRC partners with UTC business units and external research organizations to expand the boundaries of science and technology through research and innovation, delivering technology options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace.

Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office in Berkeley, California, and research and development centers in Shanghai, China, and Cork, Ireland. Learn more @ utrc.utc.com.

Visual Solutions

Visual Solutions is the creator of VisSim, world-class graphical software for model-based development. VisSim combines a powerful nonlinear dynamic simulation with OMG 2.1 compliant UML state charts giving a powerful platform for model-based design. Visual Solutions partnership with Texas Instruments makes VisSim ideal for embedded development, giving access to a wide variety of low-cost development kits for digital power, motor control, and general embedded control. VisSim embedded projects are found in the cockpit of the Joint Strike Fighter, in the main control system of multi-megawatt wind turbines, electric vehicles, and medical respirators.

Since its founding in 1989, Visual Solutions has maintained a strong connection with the academic community. VisSim is used in classrooms and laboratories at thousands of universities and colleges worldwide. Students and teachers report enhanced learning, faster progression through course material, and better retention.

VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer lets you rapidly create low-cost embedded controllers for Texas Instruments DSPs and microprocessors. VisSim/ECD provides support of on-chip peripherals like PWM, quadrature encoder, event capture, CAN, I2C, Serial, SPI, ADC and GPIO, allowing a faster and deeper coverage of commercial actuators, sensors and communication buses. VisSim HotLink technology lets students interactively change controller gains on the target from VisSim, and observe on-target signals like phase currents and internal controller signals in VisSim digital scopes.

Wiley-Blackwell

Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes over 1,400 peer-reviewed journals as well as 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols. For more information, please visit www.wileyblackwell.com or http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.

Wiley and IEEE Press are pleased to offer ACC participants a 20% discount on over 100 leading titles in control engineering and related fields. For more details, check out the IEEE Virtual Exhibit for ACC at www.wiley.com/go/control.


ACC 2012 Registration Site

Key dates

Initial submissions due: Sept. 25, 2011
Workshop proposals due: Oct. 31, 2011
Acceptance/rejection: Jan. 31, 2012
Final submissions due: Mar. 15, 2012
Advance registration due: May 1, 2012

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors