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Post-Conference News and Notes
  • ACC 2012 is over! The conference organizers would like to thank all attendees for their participation. We have been gratified by the positive feedback we have received. With over 1,400 registrants, the conference is also the largest ACC ever!
  • The solution to the control-themed cryptic crossword that appears toward the end of the program book, along with explanations of the answers, is available . . . spoiler alert! . . . here.
  • The Best Presentation in Session award winners are now posted.
  • Thank you to the many respondents of our post-conference survey! It took us longer than we had hoped it would to prepare a summary of the feedback, but it's finally available here.

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 networks.

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 AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, SCS, and SIAM.

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 Canada’s ‘cultural capital’. Montréal’s 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 world’s 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 memorable event!

General Chair
Tariq Samad
Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions
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Program Chair
Dawn Tilbury
University of Michigan
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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

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