2014 American Control Conference (ACC2014)

June 4-6, 2014, Portland, Oregon


It is our pleasure to announce the 2014 American Control Conference that will be held June 4 through 6 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. 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 (IFAC). Member societies of the AACC include AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, ISA, SCS, and SIAM.



Important Dates:

-September 27, 2013 Submission Deadline for Papers

-October 18, 2013 Submission Deadline for Workshop Proposals


Contributed Papers: Papers on all aspects of the theory and application of automatic control are invited in the form of regular manuscripts (6 pages). Papers must conform to the policy detailed on the conference web page.


Invited Sessions: Invited sessions consist of 6 papers that collectively present a unifying theme from diverse viewpoints.  Proposals must be accompanied by full versions of each paper to be individually reviewed along with the proposal itself.


Tutorial Sessions: Tutorial sessions are organized to provide an introduction to a topic of interest. The format is structured around a main tutorial paper (up to 18 pages) and talk (60 minutes) followed by three presentations (with or without papers of up to 6 pages each) to give a picture of the state of the art. Sessions involving strong industry-academic collaboration are encouraged.


Special Sessions: Special sessions offer a venue for providing exposure to emerging research areas, funding opportunities, and other topics of broad interest to the conference attendees, including industry applications or opportunities. Special sessions proposed do not require submitted papers and are held over lunch breaks or in the evenings.


Communities of Interest Micro-Sessions: These Special-Sessions can be proposed on any topic of interest to the conference attendees. The proposed participants may be joined by general conference attendees, each presenting 1-2 slides on the topic of interest, followed by informal or moderated discussion. Industry participants are especially invited to propose micro-sessions.


Pre-Conference Workshops: Workshops will be held on June 3, 2014. Proposals for workshops addressing novel control methodologies and nonstandard control applications and workshops with strong tutorial value are encouraged.


Plenary Speakers:  We are also excited to announce the following plenary and semi-plenary speakers:


[Plenary] Professor Keith Glover, University of Cambridge

"Symbiotic Relations: Control Theory and Practise"


[Semi-Plenary] Professor Anna Stefanopoulou, University of Michigan

"Control of Engines, Fuel Cells, and Batteries: Powering Vehicle Mobility"


[Semi-Plenary] Professor Bassam Bamieh, UC Santa Barbara

"Networked and Distributed Parameter Systems: New Directions, Opportunities, and Challenges"


[Semi-Plenary] Dr. Juan de Bedout, GE Energy Management

"Unlocking Performance - How Controls Will Shape the Upcoming Business Landscape"


[Semi-Plenary] Professor Vijay Gupta, University of Notre Dame

"Control of Cyber-Physical Systems: Old Issues and New Challenges"