The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) will hold the seventeenth American Control Conference (ACC) Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26, 1998 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Held in cooperation with the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), this conference will bring 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 Engineers (AISE), 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). Approximately 1000 presentations are expected.
The '98 ACC will cover a range of topics relevant to theory and practical implementation of control and automation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: robotics, manufacturing, guidance and flight control, power systems, process control, measurement and sensing, identification and estimation, signal processing, modeling and advanced simulation, fault detection, model validation, multivariable control, adaptive and optimal control, robustness, intelligent control, expert systems, neural nets, industrial applications, control engineering education, and computer aided design.
Papers will be classified as either "contributed" or "invited" and as either "regular" or "short." When an individual paper is submitted for consideration, it is "contributed." "Invited" papers are specifically solicited by an organizer of a specific session. "Regular" papers are allotted 5 pages in the Proceedings and are to be a complete description of finished work. "Short" papers are allotted 2 pages in the Proceedings and are to be an exposition of a novel idea or preliminary results. Based on reviewers' direction, the Program Committee may move regular papers into the short paper category. For all papers, review criteria include:significance of the problem, novelty, clarity, completeness, and accuracy.